To The Daily Sun,
If you have not been reading the news, you may be missing some interesting news on confirmation hearings.
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson supports the Iran nukes deal, the Paris climate deal, strong membership in NATO, continuance of Russian sanctions, and agreed that Russia was trying to destabilize NATO and European democracies. He agrees with Congress that Russia's actions in the Ukraine and Syria are disturbing. He also sees no need for a Muslim registry and "did not support targeting any particular group."
Tillerson also noted, "The risk of climate change does exist and the consequences of it could be serious enough that action should be taken" although he dodged a direct question on whether he believed climate change was caused by human activity" (Reuters).
Herr Trumpengroper has confirmed Rand Paul's claim that there must be a replacement with the repeal of Obamacare. That should be entertaining. Regarding the DACA Act, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Lindsay Graham has co-sponsored a bill with Democrats to extend the protections for these immigrants that arrived as children.
The nominee for Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis is another troublemaker. Senate Democrats could block him, but are instead voicing strong support. Mattis aggressively supports NATO and "denounced Russia as a belligerent actor that must be confronted . . . If we did not have NATO today we would need to create it." (Politico). On the Iran deal, he said "I think it is an imperfect arms control agreement — it's not a friendship treaty, but when America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies." On gays serving openly in the military he said, "Frankly, I've never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with."
Gilford's Dunning-Kruger Mascot and rabid Muslim-hater, Steve Earle, is not going to be happy with this. The U.S. Army's regulations will allow Muslim women to wear hijabs. They are also allowing Sikh men to wear turbans. Beards up to 1 inch for religious reason will be allowed with Muslim and Sikh men.
NYPD is now doing the same, joining six other major U.S. cities. SWAT teams and special forces will not be able to take advantage of these new liberties due to wearing gas masks, etc. Other restrictions apply, too. Sikh men who wish to wear turbans, must wear department issued blue ones only.
More changes are coming as diversity and multiculturalism continues to win over the bigotry and ignorance of rabid right-wingers. Herr Trumpengroper' can't stop progress.
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