Good Morning All kicking off the weekend Nearly half of Americans think there’s a ‘deep state’: Poll Read on at the link http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/lies-damn-lies-deep-state-plenty-americans-poll/story?id=47032061 Trump Thought Being President “Would Be Easier” And a Meme of the day … Continue reading →
For those of you who want to post more comments, let’s do it on this thread. The one earlier today is gettin’ kind of long.. one breaking item, House Will Not Vote on ACHA Rewrite in order to keep the government open. … Continue reading →
If you ever doubted that Tom Perez was hopeless, watch this video: And here are some interesting comments on the recent spate of stories criticizing Sanders: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/04/democrat-disunity-hypocritical-media-attacks-sanders.html Be sure and read the comments too! Loved the thought that: Bernie is trying a strategy to take over the party from within. To do that means things like “Okay, sure, I’ll “endorse” Ossoff. He’d be better than a Republican. But he’s no progressive, and we need a progressive movement.” And then the Dems scream at him again, and try to squeeze better compliance out of him, but the damage TO THEM is … Continue reading →
Our Revolution is having a livestream of future plans. Comments I gathered from the update are in the comments section. Please feel free to add any news from today. … Continue reading →
With the Trump administration in charge I am no so sure things are looking that good . But we can always hope for the best! Today also coincides with the March for Science. Below I will toss in a few images as a vehicle for your thoughts. … Continue reading →
H.R. 676 now has 100 co-sponsors, the most it has ever seen. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) was the 100th co-sponsor, he signed on yesterday: John Conyers (D-MI) has sponsored the Medicare for All bill since 2003. Here he is explaining why: The current tally of 100 co-sponsors is the most this bill has ever had during Conyers’ relentless effort over 15 years to get it passed. The past high was in the 110th Congress, when the bill had 93 co-sponsors. The Democratic caucus was 233 members then, which meant less than 40% of Democrats supported Medicare For All. Today, we are over … Continue reading →
The next special election is for Montana’s At-Large district, on May 25. The seat was most recently held by Ryan Zinke, who is now serving as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. Rob Quist is running on the Democratic ticket. He is endorsed by Our Revolution and by Daily Kos. Quist is a working musician who’s performed across Big Sky Country for decades. He’s best known as a member of the Mission Mountain Wood Band which headlined bluegrass/folk music concerts across Montana and much of the US in the 70s. How you can help Over at Our Revolution, we’re phone-banking for Rob Quist every Thursday and … Continue reading →
First it was immigrants and people from certain Muslim countries. But that was not enough. Next it was (in no particular order) Iran, Russia, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and last but not least North Korea. I could add Mexico and China but I don’t want to overkill. But that was not quite enough. The MIC is now sprouting a Cheshire Cat like smile But that was not quite enough. More in the comment section. Also too the environment and education have also been greatly impacted. … Continue reading →
That is unless someone else gets ambitious. Happy Easter everyone. I will post a few things in the comment section to get things going. … Continue reading →
Seattle — The ascent of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court has changed the Senate. No longer will a minority of its members be able to block the confirmation of nominees to the nation’s highest court. And his appointment has changed the presidency, which now benefits from an easier confirmation process. But what about the Supreme Court itself? Is Judge Gorsuch’s appointment likely to change the body he is joining?
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In the short term, yes, but not a whole lot. And in 2017 this is cause for relief. As the government reels from increasingly divisive partisanship, the federal judiciary has continued for the most part to serve as a rational, collegial and predictable branch of government. But over the long term, the realignment of checks and balances that accompanied Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation may mean that the Supreme Court will become more polarized and less stable.
Still lots of news & opinions about Syria, as well as levity. SNL had some great sketches last night. There’s one in particular that isn’t getting much attention, perhaps because the humor was lost on many. You can find it after the jump.
The letter reminds me of how long the fight aginst special intrests within the DNC has been going on. Now its Bernie,Tulsi,Nina and others to continue to fight this battle either within the party or through a 3rd party.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Letter to the Democratic Convention
July 18, 1940
Members of the Convention:
In the century in which we live, the Democratic Party has received the support of the electorate only when the party, with absolute clarity, has been the champion of progressive and liberal policies and principles of governnt, it will not continue its march of victory.
It is without question that certain political influences pledged to reaction in domestic affairs and to appeasement in foreign affairs have been busily engaged behind the scenes in the promotion of discord since this Convention convened.
Under these circumstances, I cannot, in all honor, and will not, merely fment.
The party has failed consistently when through political trading and chicanery it has fallen into the control of those interests, personal and financial, which think in terms of dollars instead of in terms of human values.
The Republican Party has made its nominations this year at the dictation of those who, we all know, always place money ahead of human progress.
The Democratic Convention, as appears clear from the events of today, is divided on this fundamental issue. Until the Democratic Party through this convention makes overwhelmingly clear its stand in favor of social progress and liberalism, and shakes off all the shackles of control fastened upon it by the forces of conservatism, reaction, and appeasemeor political expediency, go along with the cheap bargaining and political maneuvering which have brought about party dissension in this convention.
It is best not to straddle ideals.
In these days of danger when democracy must be more than vigilant, there can be no connivance with the kind of politics which has internally weakened nations abroad before the enemy has struck from without.
It is best for America to have the fight out here and now.
And a meme just because
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂
Before I am banned ( I doubt that it will happen.) Here is a video that it worth watching in its entirety. It is more than the title. (* not that i disagree with its premise} … Continue reading →
Links are good! But by now anyone can use Google News. Don’t get me wrong. I like this site and hope it grows. (But that does not seem to be happening!) I may be wrong what is missing is actual conversation between us! Something is required to stimulate conversation. We all have opinions (of course each of us is always right. lol) A bit of separation of the links might help. People stepping up with their posts. ( No one is right or wrong. Just post your opinions.) I had to get it off of my chest! Turf me if you … Continue reading →
After consulting with both Bill and Chelsea …… Hillary has decided to go back into the woods. She has given up hope of ever running for President again. In fact she is about to endorse Bernie as her choice in the next Presidential election! Now that I have your attention. APRIL FOOLS Day is upon us. Consider this an open thread and now I can go to sleep. … Continue reading →