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jcitybone

Thanks orl I saw that the Gulf warm current, which acts as rocket fuel for any hurricanes loose there, is supposed to be hotter than ever this year. I know you’re in the Orlando area but which coast are you closer to?

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Benny

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jcitybone

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

One of my grandsons posted this good news on his fb page today.
A step in the right direction. Merely a start, but the fact that America’s police have little to no federal standards or record-keeping always felt intentional to me:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/24/police-executive-order-white-house-floyd/?fbclid=IwAR0uCI1jREjLRuC-EyvUSG49WaE8qYIrrnl7-Uamhy0IGtxxh967mEVVrfE

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

This book was reviewed on Democracy Now! yesterday. I ordered it today. A heart breaking but wonderful story of how we survive in this country.

wi64

14 students, 1 teacher dead after shooting at Texas elementary school:

The R’s and the NRA send out thoughts and prayers as usual and our elected officials have no backbone to do anything to curtail this sad ongoing chapter of American history. What’s next for Abbott -arm the students k thru 12 -its Texas after all. The civilized world thinks were bat shit crazy with obsession with guns.

jcitybone

jcitybone

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/spare-bullshit-sen-chris-murphy-rips-gop-colleagues-texas-shooting-rcna30405

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., took to the Senate floor after Tuesday’s deadly school shooting in Texas and pleaded with his Republican colleagues to take action against gun violence because what happened wasn’t “inevitable.”

“I’m here on this floor to beg, to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues. Find a path forward here. Work with us to find a way to pass laws that make this less likely,” said Murphy, who was elected to the Senate just weeks before the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children dead.

Murphy said the shooting deaths of at least 14 young children and one teacher in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday was a uniquely American problem.

In comments to reporters afterwards, Murphy took aim at the Republican talking point that mass shootings are a problem of mental illness, not easy access to guns.

“Spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don’t have any more mental illness than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness because we don’t–we’re not an outlier on mental illness. We’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different,” he said.

Paul ADK

Muskets. That’s what the Second Ammendment is about, muskets! Muskets that had to be loaded, one shot at a time, first the powder, then the shot. And, a time in ten or so, the thing would backfire and possibly blow up in your face. Not this video game numbed dead eyed ease. You had to think about every shot.

So, make muskets readily available, on every street corner. Sell them out of vending machines, for all of me. Everything else is illegal. And I mean illegal. And possesion of automatic artillery of any kind should be punishable by death. Because that’s what these things bring to us, isn’t it? Isn’t that the bloody threat?

What a spineless, lawless, senseless, and completely lacking in humanity federal legislature we have. This insane mess really does need to go.

jcitybone

Benny

Definition of a prick.

jcitybone

wi64

Over $300k from the gun lobby for Cancun Cruz’s last election gets only thoughts and prayers for those families from him

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wi64

Still as relevant today as it was back in 96

“OK Boomer” is a catchphrase that has come to perfectly encapsulate the generational divide in modern American politics. It has also led to some moments of pure comedy gold.

But it turns out that one of the great all-time standup comedic minds was literally decades ahead of the game when it came to dragging Boomers for selfish, hypocritical, and entitled behavior. In his 1996 stand up special “Back in Town” George Carlin devoted a glorious two minutes and twenty-seven seconds to putting Boomers in their place.

“A lot of these cultural crimes I’m complaining about can be blamed on the Baby Boomers,” Carlin says, beginning what would become a now legendary rant.

“I’m getting tired of hearing about Boomers,” Carlin continues. “Whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: ‘GIMME IT, IT’S MINE!’ ‘GIMME THAT, IT’S MINE!’ These people were given everything. Everything was handed to them. And they took it all: sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and they stayed loaded for 20 years and had a free ride.”

“But now they’re staring down the barrel of middle-age burnout, and they don’t like it. So they’ve turned self-righteous. They want to make things harder on younger people. They tell ’em, abstain from sex, say no to drugs; as for the rock and roll, they sold that for television commercials a long time ago…so they could buy pasta machines and Stairmasters and soybean futures.”

Or, as one person on Reddit commented on Carlin’s video: “My feeling about baby-boomers is that they were one of the first generations to really adulate and idolize the idea of youth, and youth empowerment but when they themselves reach senior ages their own ideas were working against them so they changed to demonizing youth.”

But Carlin wasn’t done there. He says the Boomers have not only become hypocrites, they turned their own generational shift into cutthroat, corporate catchphrases that guilt and shame others who don’t comport to their world view.

“You know something? They are cold, bloodless people,” Carlin says.

“These people went from ‘Do Your Own Thing’ to ‘Just Say No.’ They went from ‘Love is All You Need’ to ‘Whoever Winds Up With the Most Toys, Wins.’ And they went from cocaine to Rogaine.”

Carlin’s bit concludes in epic fashion with an all-encompassing take down that applies to, well, literally everyone. But the next time you hear a Boomer ridiculing young people or defending their own legacy, just show them this clip and remind them that Boomer criticism is something that transcends age, gender or race. Heck, even if you’re from the Boomer generation, this clip is just too good to not enjoy and share.

wi64

I to expect a category change on Hurricanes as the worlds politicians continue to delay any meaningful legislation on climate change in the name of maintaining profit margins

jcitybone

jcitybone

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/24/us-progressive-democrats-primaries-wins-congress

In the battle for control of the Democratic party, progressives are increasingly confident they are winning. That’s how they explain the record sums of Super Pac money targeting their candidates in nominating contests for safely Democratic seats.

“There’s a set of people who are uncomfortable with a new brand of politics,” said Maurice Mitchell, national director of the progressive Working Families party. “They’re trying to set the clock back. But the genie’s outta the bottle.”

So far this election cycle, progressives have a mixed record. But a stronger-than-expected showing in last week’s primaries has energized the movement and set the stage, they hope, for even more success this summer.

In Pennsylvania, state representative Summer Lee overcame a deluge of outside spending to win her congressional primary. Lee was declared the winner after three days of counting. She tweeted: “$4.5 mill” with a fire and trash can emoji.

Oregon progressives cheered the victory of Andrea Salinas, who also went up against a crush of big money in one of the most expensive House Democratic primaries in the country. Meanwhile, the seven-term Oregon congressman Kurt Schrader, whose conservative politics drew the left’s ire, appears to be on the verge of losing his seat to progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner, though results have been delayed by a ballot-printing problem.

And in what will be one of the cycle’s most competitive Senate races, John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s iconoclastic, liberal lieutenant governor, beat Congressman Conor Lamb, a rising star of the center-left.

The next test of progressive political power comes on Tuesday, in a Texas runoff election between Congressman Henry Cueller, a conservative Democrat backed by party leadership, and Jessica Cisneros, a progressive immigration lawyer endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. And after that, there are competitive intra-party primaries in Illinois, New York and Michigan.

No matter what happens on Tuesday in Texas, progressives believe they have made progress elevating candidates they say will excite the party’s base in November.

In Kentucky, long a Republican stronghold, Democrats nominated Charles Booker, an unabashedly progressive ex-state lawmaker who would be the state’s first black senator. It’s a shift from two years ago, when he surprised the party establishment by nearly defeating its chosen candidate in the Senate primary that cycle.

Booker now faces an uphill battle to unseat the entrenched Republican senator Rand Paul. But he says his progressive Kentucky New Deal agenda is popular with voters of both parties. It’s the partisan labels and political culture wars that get in the way.

“The truth of the matter is, the people of Kentucky want real progress,” Booker said. “It’s just that no one listens to us.

“The policies that I lift up, the issues that I fight for, they’re not radical and they don’t come from some national consultant. This comes from my lived experience of living the struggle that most Kentuckians know well.”

wi64

How many times have we heard after a mass shooting that “Were Better Than This” The cold hard reality is No were not and wont be until Americans get sick and tired of their kids being killed, put aside the R and D and elect people that have the courage to pass meaningful legislation and making it stick. Until that day its when is the next mass shooting going to happen and how bad will it be? How much more of our dearest blood must be spilled until congress acts?

jcitybone

Benny

wi64

Anytime the Cult losses makes me 😁 but Adames will need record turnout to have a shot

Benny

More primary results…

Benny

Night is early but…

Benny

I’ve been travelling the last couple of days. I hadn’t heard about this endorsement:

wi64

fingers crossed🤞🤞🤞

Benny