obama needs to be selling this more

Lecture us...

•Ted Kennedy left a woman to die in a river.

•Bill Clinton had weird sex in the Oval Office with a barely legal intern.

•Obama ran guns to Mexican drug lords and gave billions to terrorist states.

•Biden makes creepy and sexist comments and publicly fondles women

•Hillary Clinton endangered Americans, released classified intel, wiped her illegal server and destroyed mobile devices, left 4 American heroes to die and lied about it being caused by some stupid BS video, sold nuclear material to our enemies, and took money from terrorist-producing countries.

•John Edwards was indicted for using campaign funds to hide his mistress.

•Rod Blagojevich is in prison for trying to sell Obama’s senate seat.

•Anthony Weiner…well, need I say more?

Yes, Democrat Party, please lecture us on what is “beneath” a political office. You have so much experience in that area

Trump’s supporters keep saying give Donald Trump a chance. He had his chance. It’s called a campaign (or audition if you’re more of the reality-star-turned-president-elect type). If you take him at his word, as I assume both his supporters and his doubters should (unless you’re Kellyanne Conway who recently said that we should judge Trump, not by what comes out of his mouth, but by what’s in his heart), here is his audition:

Mocking a reporter with disabilities

Mocking a Gold Star family

Mocking John McCain, war hero

Bragging about sexual assaults of women

Expressing admiration for foreign dictators

Expressing more outrage at the New York Times than Neo-Nazis

Vilifying our press and our intelligence community

Attacking John Lewis, American hero

Questioning the birth place of President Obama and legitimacy of his presidency even though he knew better, or worse, didn’t know better

The list of those he offended and/or threatened goes on: Muslims, immigrants, undocumented workers, refugees, the LGBTQ community, African Americans, women needing reproductive healthcare, our allies around the world…

So, give Trump a chance? What were the months-long campaign and the weeks following the election if not his chance to sell himself to the country? He had his chance and I’m not buying.

For those who keep saying give him a chance to show us who he truly is, the implication is that you expect that he is now going to change into something better? If that is your reasoning, and you liked what he was saying, why would you now expect or want him to change? 

(I won’t even get into the chance that was given Obama by Congressmen and Senators who publicly vowed to block him at every turn before he had even taken office.)

I’ll leave it to Maya Angelou:

Chrysler CEO: Please don't buy our government mandated electric car! We lose $14k on every one sold.

Here’s how much the government controls the auto industry in America: FIAT Chrysler is now forced to sell electric cars that cost them money every time a customer buys one.  Why?  Because Obama said so, that’s why!

from Reuters:

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has a request for potential buyers of the automaker’s Fiat 500e electric car: Don’t buy it. He’s tired of losing money.

Speaking at a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Marchionne said Tesla Motors Inc was the only company making money on electric cars and that was because of the higher price point for its Model S sedan. Decrying the federal and state mandates that push manufacturers to build electric cars, Marchionne said he hoped to sell the minimum number of 500e cars possible.

“I hope you don’t buy it because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” he said to the audience at the Brookings Institution about the 500e. “I’m honest enough to tell you that.”

The gasoline-powered Fiat 500 starts at almost $17,300 including delivery charges, while the 500e starts at $32,650 before federal tax credits. Consumers are not willing to pay a price that covers Fiat’s costs so it loses money on the 500e.

Through April, the automaker sold 11,514 of the 500 cars in the United States this year, down about 15 percent from the same period last year. The company does not break out 500e sales.

“I will sell the (minimum) of what I need to sell and not one more,” Marchionne said of the 500e.

Chrysler filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and received a U.S taxpayer-funded bailout. Italy’s Fiat took over the U.S. automaker at the time and completed the buyout earlier this year.

“If we just build those vehicles, we’ll be back asking … in Washington for a second bailout because we’ll be bankrupt,” Marchionne said of electric cars.

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Don’t call it a free market because it’s not.  Only an idiot would think this is a good idea. 

time magazine you gross piece of garbage

you picked donald trump as person of the year?! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME you could have picked anyone literally ANYONE else and it would have been a better fucking choice

there are countless people who could deserve that title who should be remembered, who have done amazing work to try and make the world a better place, who have devoted their lives to help their fellow citizens, who are good people and trump is none of them

you could have picked keith scott, alton sterling, terence crutcher, alfred olango, joseph mann or paul o'neal to name just a few of the unarmed black man killed by police this year alone to raise some awareness of police brutality

you could have picked david archambault ii the chairman of standing rock sioux tribe and the first person in line to protect his people’s water and future

you could have picked michelle obama who never backs down from coming out against racism, sexism and hate, who speaks up for children and families and is an amazing role model for little girls and especially young woc around the world

if you wanted to get political you could have picked tammy duckworth, kamala harris, catherine cortez masto or mazie hirono the four woc who got elected into the senate this year

or how about ilhan omar the first somali american legislator

you even could have picked beyoncé for god’s sake if you really needed someone high profile to sell your damn paper

hell you could have picked hillary clinton and it would have made more sense than that racist tangerine scam artist WHO IS A SEXUAL ASSAULTER

Calories tell us nothing other than, if we were to set fire to this food, how much energy would be released?

In “The Number to Avoid on the New Nutrition Labels,” James Hamblin discusses the effectiveness of a major change that will soon befall nutrition labels in July:

Current nutrition labels, legally required on all packaged foods, are to be be replaced with the explicit purpose of improving people’s health. As Michelle Obama said at the unveiling of the new labels on Friday, “Very soon, you will no longer need a microscope, a calculator, or a degree in nutrition to figure out whether the food you’re buying is actually good for our kids.”

The first two are jokes, but the new labels won’t obviate the need for a nutrition degree. Learning to read them, and to contextualize them, is a critical undertaking. The labels stand to be enormously consequential—maybe more so than any other recent public-health initiative. Poor nutrition (mostly overnutrition) causes more death and disability than any other single factor. Celebrities and gurus can write a billion books on what to do about this, and they’ll all sell very well, but nothing reaches people like the words and numbers written directly on the boxes and bags that stand between humans and food.

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