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May 29: A Quiet Memorial Day in Washington

by Countable | 5.29.17

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MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

Memorial Day makes for a quiet Washington, which is appropriate. We honor all the men and women who have died in military service to this country. They were fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, daughters and sons, friends and loved ones, and they are missed.

The President: IN WASHINGTON

  • Back after his first overseas trip as president, President Trump is in Washington today.

  • He will make a speech at Arlington National Cemetery at 11 AM EDT. Watch live here.

The House of Representatives: OUT

  • Congress is out of Washington for a week’s recess.

The Senate: OUT

  • Congress is out of Washington for a week’s recess.

What to Watch

  • With Congress out, all eyes will be on the president and the Trump/Russia investigation this week.

  • Upon his return to Washington and a Russia investigation that now extensively involves his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the president took to Twitter to question the integrity of the media

  • There has been no statement from the administration about the Friday stabbing of three commuters in Portland, OR defending two young women being verbally attacked by a white supremacist. Two of the three men died on scene; one is still in the hospital with critical injuries.

Be strong, CountaFamily! Democracy is not for the faint of heart.

"Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life that recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life." — B. R. Ambedkar

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  • M
    05/29/2017
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    Since his return to Washington & his Twitter account DJT has found Thomson to congratulate himself on his foreign trip, celebrate the election of a short-fused Republican charged with assisting a reporter, and in multiple tweets rant about the media. Meanwhile many Americans mourn and salute 3 courageous men, 2 of whom have their lives, to save 2 young women from a hate spewing fanatic. Yet from Trump nothing. Mr Trump you need to understand that when you became President it stopped being all about you!

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  • Melanie
    05/29/2017
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    I am disgusted by then insensitive oafs that occupy the White House and slobs in Congress who excuse the appalling behavior of the White House. tRump pees on the 1st Amendment with his constant whining. Mulvaney defends tRump's immoral budget cuts citing his poor, poor unborn grandchildren as the reason for why poor kids today can go hungry. Congress keeps excusing tRump because of his lack of experience. BS!! Would anyone in their right mind allow a senior medical student take a scalpel to your kid's brain tumor? Yet we give the nuclear code to a self serving novice? Enough with the excuses. He slashes the budget, depriving kids of food, education opportunities and safety and Melanie trots around Brussels wearing a 51,000 dollar jacket. He won't support NATO or the Paris climate agreement (which would create hundreds if not thousands of jobs) shoves the leader of Monte Negro and leaks classified info. I am so done with this administration and this Congress.

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  • DMeganR
    05/29/2017
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    I live in Portland. Just FYI, one died at the scene, one after being transported, and the two female victims I believe are minors, not women, but you can check that because I've seen many different things on that. Also, update that 45 finally made a statement that seemed insincere and way late anyway.

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  • Judith
    05/29/2017
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    THIS WEEK I AM THINKING OF MY RELATIVES THAT FLED EUROPE FOR THE NEW WORLD ON TINY SHIPS TO SAVE THEMSELVES FROM CREWEL EUROPEAN TYRANNOUS GOVERNMENTS,THREW TEA IN THE BAY, LEARNED FROM THE NATIVE AMERICANS HOW TO EAT, LIVE HERE, FIGHT THE BRITISH ARMY, WIN, AND ADOPT PARTS OF THE NATIVE NATIONS CONSTITUTION AS OUR OWN. MY RELATIVES THEN USED THEIR SHIPS THAT SAVED THEM FROM TYRANNY, FOR HAULING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM AFRICA TO WORK AS SLAVES. THEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER FREE THEM. MY RELATIVES THAT FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR, WERE THE JERKS THAT "IMPROVED" THIS LAND BY SLAUGHTERING OFF MILLIONS OF NATIVE AMERICANS AND BUFFALO, DESTROYING THE VAST RICHNESS OF THIS LANDS ECOLOGY, AND ITS PEOPLE. MY RELATIVES THAT THEN PROCEEDED TO TURN THIS LAND INTO AN APPROXIMATION OF EUROPE WITHOUT THE KINGS AND QUEENS. MY RELATIVES THAT FOUGHT IN WW1 AND WW2, SENT THE JEWS SEEKING REFUGE FLEEING GERMANY AWAY TO DIE IN DEATH CAMPS, THE JAPANESE INTO WORK CAMPS TO LIVE IN HORSE STALLS. THEN HAVE THE GAUL TO ENLIST THEM TO FIGHT FOR US AGAINST HITLER !! THEN FREED THEM. AND NOW WE ARE IN IMMINENT DANGER OF THIS HARD WON NATION BEING USURPED BY THE TYRANNY OF THE BIG MONIED INTERNATIONAL INTERESTS. OUR CONGRESS, THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IS FOR THE MOST PART BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THOSE BIG MONIED INTERNATIONAL TYRANNOUS INTERESTS. NOW WE HAVE AN UNHINGED OLIGARCH (PROBABLY DUE TO INBREEDING) AS PRESIDENT, WITH HIS FAMILY AS UNELECTED OFFICE HOLDERS, IGNORING HIS OATH OF OFFICE REQUIRING HIM TO PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION FROM ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENTS CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED ETHICS LAWS. WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOUGHT A LONG TIME AGO, TO FREE OURSELVES FROM THE TYRANNY OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS. A HORRENDOUS SYSTEM OF RELIGIOUS AND GOVERNMENTAL TYRANNY. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THE SEPARATION OF POWERS. THE POWERS OF RELIGION AND STATE. TO SEE THE TRUMP FAMILY MEET WITH THE POPE BROUGHT SHIVERS OF TREPIDATION INTO ME. YET THIS IS NOT THE GREATEST THREAT WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FACE BY THIS USURPATION. OUR MILITARY IS THE GREATEST ON THE PLANET !WHAT A GEM FOR A KINGS CROWN !! WORLDS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY THE SELF CENTERED PRIDE OF A KING, AND THIS WANNA BE KING TRUMP IS ALL ABOUT SELF CENTERED PRIDE !! OUR PLANETS ECOSYSTEMS ARE WEAK AND DIEING FROM OUR ABUSES. WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF TIME TO WASTE IN SETTING RIGHT OUR SPACESHIP PLANET EARTH. ALL OF MY RELATIVES ARE I'M SURE ROLLING IN THEIR GRAVES IN GRIEF FOR A LIFE WASTED AND DESIRE FOR REVENGE AGAINST ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ATTEMPTED USURPATION AND DESTRUCTION OF OUR PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALL MY RELATIONS !!!

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  • Bonnie
    05/29/2017
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    @DmeganR Yes, they are minors, the victims who survived that attack. It's likely the entire community is living in grief right now. We are hearing from them daily as they tell their story of how this horrific crime is affecting all of them. They are holding vigils and trying to fund a way to strengthen their community through finding each other and sharing the pain that is affecting them all. Some have family working out of the country and they are trying to find the words to tell them what happened back home. I urge you all to look for a public facing Facebook page; visit there. If you have words if comfort to share, share them there. If you find the GoFundMe campaign for the two stricken citizens who tried to spare these teens, donate there. This is a link to a resource for those wishing to know what to do to respond safely if you witness such behavior in public: https://themarysue.com/bystanders-harassment-guide It is a graphic guide to "how to de-escalate public harassment." Thanks for your concern. They need our support.

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  • Kramer
    05/30/2017
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    This may not pertain to the enclosed bills/news of this week. I'd just like to get a jump start on the stupidity and what looks to be as absolute greed in repealing Dodd-frank. I have to grow up in this economy. I'm hesitant on having any children in fear that they'll have to grow up dealing with this biased government voting in favor of the big guys who already own a vast majority of the worlds money. It's absolutely appalling. "To big to fail" is a poisonous idea that needs to be abolished. Keeping those folks from destroying our economy AGAIN should not have even one cheek turned towards them in intrigue. Once again, I am watching my representatives. If you do not stand up for me, as well as all of the other people who hopefully identify this crisis, we will make it a goal to keep you out of office.

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