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Senate Democrats haven’t been putting up much of a fight against Trump’s Cabinet picks

If you spent the last two weeks begging Senate Democrats to block President Donald Trump’s nightmare clown car of Cabinet nominees, here’s some news: It hasn’t been working.

As of Wednesday, four of Trump’s Cabinet picks have been confirmed by the United States Senate. The Democrats have put up almost zero opposition.

In fact, they’ve overwhelmingly fallen in line behind Trump’s agenda. Just one Democratic senator of the 46 who voted — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) — voted “nay” on the confirmation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who once described shooting people as “fun.” Only three Democrats and one independent — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — voted “nay” on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Of the four, Haley seems to diverge the most from Trump ideologically, but she also admitted she doesn’t really know what she’s doing.

Trump’s other two picks saw slightly more Democratic opposition, but not by much. Eleven Democrats voted “nay” on confirming Gen. John F. Kelly — an anti-immigration hardliner who has questioned whether women should serve in the military — as secretary of homeland security. And 30 voted “nay” on Mike Pompeo as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Connecticut’s two senators, both Democrats, did not vote because of travel delays). Pompeo has defended the CIA’s use of torture, has appeared on Islamophobic activist Frank Gaffney’s radio show and has framed the war on terror as a religious war between Islam and Christianity.

If there was any hope that these Democratic senators would mount a united front against Trump’s Cabinet picks, their voting record so far should cast serious doubt. Of particular note is that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voted “yea” on all four nominees, despite vocally condemning the new president’s agenda in public. Read more (Opinion)

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Yami Yugi’s role in Pyramid of Light sometimes reminds me of those fanfics where a character gets beaten up for a majority of it XD He does his usual awesome comebacks and helps save the day but in between he gets blinded by his own cards, has his life energy sucked out, gets stabbed through the back in the heart, gets mocked by Kaiba and Anubis, and gets blasted so hard he’s knocked unconscious for several minutes and can barely stand when he does get up.

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your Nightmare Before Christmas character…

Aries: Lock
Taurus: The Mayor of Halloween Town
Gemini: Jack Skellington 
Cancer: Clown with the Tear-Away Face
Leo: Shock
Virgo: Sandy Claws
Libra: Sally
Scorpio: Oogie Boogie
Sagittarius: Scary Teddy
Capricorn: Doctor Finkelstein
Aquarius: Barrel
Pisces: Zero