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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Short and Sour edition

Well, kids – yours truly appears to be the guy who was rescued from the house fire and runs back in the burning building.

Maybe if I just ease back in…

POLITICS DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING SLIDES TO 36%, THE LOWEST IT’S BEEN SINCE JANUARY (BARF)
Newsweek ^ | 8/22/19 | Asher Stockler

Posted on 8/22/2019, 7:41:16 PM by Maceman

Amid numerous political scandals and an unfurling trade war with China that shows little sign of de-escalation, President Donald Trump lacks the broad confidence of the American public, according to a new AP-NORC poll.

Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, compared with 36 percent who approve. Predictably, the partisan divides swing favorably or unfavorably towards the president depending on political affiliation. But, notably, the coveted class of self-identified political independents remains opposed to the president, with 65 percent disapproving of the way he is handling his job.

Trump’s approval ratings have not been this low in the monthly AP-NORC survey since January.

While many of the conflicts and controversies that have emerged in recent months pertain to the trade war and Trump’s management of the economy — including a warning sign that a recession may be on the horizon due to a metric known as the inverted yield curve — the public has not been scared off by the president’s economic stewardship. Fifty-one percent disapprove of his handling of the economy, and 46 percent approve. Though this is a net negative rating, it indicates the public is largely divided on the matter, and represents Trump’s highest job approval rating for any category measured in the AP-NORC poll.

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Please don’t be one of those Freepers who replies: “Why post this?”I posted it because we need to know what’s out there, even if it is from the far left propaganda media.

1 posted on 8/22/2019, 7:41:16 PM by Maceman
Um – then why did you add “BARF” to the headline?
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Corporate policy?

To: Maceman

 

Newsweak polled both of their paid subscribers.

2 posted on 8/22/2019, 7:42:19 PM by E. Pluribus Unum (“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”)

Um – no, but thanks for playing.
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Come on now – surely someone here in Freeperville actually READ the article and noted the polling methodology?
To: Maceman

 

Where did they do the poll? Gay bars and bath houses?

25 posted on 8/22/2019, 8:42:52 PM by sport

Forget I asked.
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And from the “It might be true, but I don’t give a fuck” department :
To: Maceman

 

Even IF it were true….I’d rather have a leader that leads with conviction then whats palatable to the media.

24 posted on 8/22/2019, 8:41:54 PM by patriot torch

Gotcha.
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One more shortie after the thingummybob ….
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Ebola Hysteria Is More Contagious Than Ebola

The latest outbreak of Ebola hysteria is in Baton Rouge:

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim’s personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill.

It has been reported that six truckloads of potential Ebola contaminated material collected from the apartment where the Dallas Ebola victim became ill were brought to Port Arthur, Texas on Friday to be processed at the Veolia Environmental Services incinerator. From there the incinerated material is slated to be transported to a hazardous waste landfill in Louisiana for final disposal.

Caldwell said the unknowns involved surrounding the Ebola virus have the state wanting to proceed with caution.

“We certainly share sadness and compassion for those who have lost their lives and loved ones to this terrible virus, but the health and safety of our Louisiana citizens is our top priority,” he said. “There are too many unknowns at this point, and it is absurd to transport potentially hazardous Ebola waste across state lines.This situation is certainly unprecedented and we want to approach it with the utmost caution. We just can’t afford to take any risks when it comes to this deadly virus.”

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office said it is in the process of finalizing the application for temporary restraining order and expects it to be filed as early as Monday morning. Additionally, the office is sending a demand letter to Texas state and federal officials, along with private contractors involved seeking additional information into the handling of this waste. Caldwell’s office is in contact with Louisiana health and environmental agencies involved in the matter.

This is rich considering that these incinerated items are headed to a HAZARDOUS LANDFILL in a state loaded with petro-chemical plants. Not only that, but we import medical waste to our HAZARDOUS LANDFILLS. There’s no indication that this shit is more dangerous than the shit that’s already been dumped in our HAZARDOUS LANDFILLS.

Like everything else involving politicians this is about politics as opposed to a sudden fastidiousness about toxic waste or a concern about public health. Caldwell is a party switcher who blew with the wind into the Republican party *after* the election of a black President. Strictly coincidental, right? He’s from what I call the real south region of Louisiana, pandering to the GOP base is always more important than being a responsible public servant.

It’s depressing how much of the Ebola hysteria is recycled from the AIDS hysteria of the 1980’s. Just change “gay disease” to “African disease” and the reaction on the right and, more shamefully, in the MSM is identical. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

A friend of mine provided her snarky take on this malakatude on Twitter this morning, so I’ll give her the last word:

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