This is great TV:

I still look at the attack and say, you know, either Assad must be the dumbest dictator on the planet — or maybe he didn’t do it. I have yet to see evidence that he did do it,”

“The only thing that would galvanize the world to attack Assad directly is a chemical attack. It killed relatively few people compared to what can be killed with traditional bombs… and so you wonder really what logic would there be for Assad to be using chemical weapons,”

We have a feeling this bombing is going to turn into a major scandal as it becomes clear what is intuitively obvious – it was a false flag, and this time they’re going to get caught on it.

Was the whole thing 3D chess on Trump’s part? Did he deliberately go along with the hoax knowing that he would make sure the hoaxers get caught?, and finally free himself from the neocon morons in Washington?

Stay tuned …!

This is his moment

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ROPE2/Parent Guest Post: What I Learned From The 2018 Teacher's Strike

This post was sent to me by "Elizabeth":I have never thought of myself as any kind of activist. I have never marched in protest or in support of anything that I can remember. It isn’t that I don’t have opinions – I definitely have them. There are often facets to issues or politics that I don’t understand or, more likely, haven’t taken the time to research.

But my blood pressure rose when I received a text from my teen after returning to school following the Oklahoma teacher strike.

“Our teacher just had us write a paper on our feelings about the walk-out!”

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R3publicans:  Trump Lied to the American People Last Night, 23 Times in 7 Minutes

It was clear from the first few minutes of War secretary Mattis’s press conference last night that these strikes were going to be symbolic. They change nothing on the ground militarily. Russia’s threat to respond worked – the US essentially backed down.

Far more important is the damage Trump did to himself politically. One can only guess at the pressures brought to bear on him to take this suicidal (politically) act. I’m starting to think that this whole charade, starting with the Skripal poisoning a month ago, was an elaborate plot to mortally damage his presidency, not to achieve anything in Syria – well, if so, the plotters have succeeded.

GiN:  NE Medicaid Expansion:  The Race is On (AGAIN)

Back on January 17, 2013, I published an article here at the GiN website entitled “NE Medicaid Expansion: The Race is On.”  I followed up with an entire series of articles detailing why Medicaid expansion is an uncommonly bad idea.  Those articles were widely read and, I believe, effective in helping to prevent Medicaid expansion […]

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ROPE2:  Can A School Force Your Child To Take State Tests?

Today I received a communication from a ROPE reader. She told me she had received a letter from her Assistant Principal in response to her request to opt her child/children out of state testing. The letter said, in part:

As guided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), indicating laws and rules set by our legislature, we are required to assess all enrolled students who are present on scheduled test days. In fact, “Because of these statutory and rule requirements, there is no “opt-out” option offered through the OSDE. In addition, 70 OS Section 5-117 states that local school boards of education do not have the authority to take actions inconsistent with state law or rules that have been adopted by the State Board of Education.”

That sounds very official. Even a bit scary. 
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On the Threshhold of War

“There was NO chemical attack by Syria. … I would bet my life on it.”

Paul Craig Roberts

The author is a former Assistant Secretary for the Treasury in the Reagan administration, and former editor at the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek.

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction.

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It's Time for Reforms - Let's stop throwing money into the wind Oklahoma!

Press conference at capitol with Senator Nathan Dahm and Senator Josh Brecheen on April 9 2018

Oklahoma taxpayers have been asked to shoulder a larger tax burden to pay our teachers and fund our schools – but the wind industry is fighting to keep its sweetheart deals and taxpayer handouts in addition to receiving a federal tax credit, property tax exemptions, and more. We should not be taking money out of the wallets of every Oklahoman by raising their taxes while continuing to cut a check for $70 million to the wind industry every year.

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Let’s stop throwing money into the wind Oklahoma!

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