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Saturday :: Nov 18, 2017

Looking for a Postcard Campaign in California


by paradox

It’s been on my mind to start a series of letters to prominent Democratic politicians to let them know Election 2018 is a very special election, certainly the most important midterm I will ever see in my lifetime. If there is ever to be a way out of this Trump catastrophe it must have a beginning in Election 2018, and for that we need a massive unprecedented turnout.

It’s always a lousy idea to go to the chain of command demanding change without offering a solution, and here I have reached a serious conundrum, for my activism skills aren’t in solicitation. I could never walk a precinct or work a phone bank to get out the vote, I think it’s an appalling intrusion of privacy, hey I know it’s just me, but still I could never do it, I’m not that sort of person.

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Saturday :: Nov 4, 2017

About That President Orrin Hatch Thing


by paradox

Hang around Twitter or political social media long enough and one soon encounters or hears of Russian scandal watchers, for want of a better term. Almost obsessed with any news or development of the unfolding horror show they know all about it, convinced this is an epic moment of American history they’re not going to miss.

Certainly nothing wrong it, and at this point there is ample good evidence to demonstrate they’re completely correct. A huge percentage just intently watch and listen, but many are on social media screaming the total alarm Election 2016 was criminal, a felon Russian tool is now President. Here, too there is ample good evidence we are in a real nuclear hot mess, it becomes clearer every day that is our American reality.

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Thursday :: Nov 2, 2017

49% Think Trump Has Committed a Crime


by Deacon Blues

On the day that House Republicans release the Trump tax cut plan, one that demonstrably rewards the wealthy and corporations, while screwing the poor, blue-state taxpayers, and House Republicans, and a new report indicates Trump’s Russia problems aren’t going away, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows nearly 60% of those polled support the Mueller investigation, and half think Trump committed a crime.

All Nancy and Chuck have to do the next several months is let Mueller do his work, and hammer Trump every day for selling out his own base on taxes and health care, and take advantage of the Dems' polling advantages on taxes.

Have a good trip overseas Mr. Trump. Try to not embarrass us, OK?

Update: This is how you know Robert Mueller is about to bring the whole house down.

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Wednesday :: Nov 1, 2017

No Sunny Skies


by Deacon Blues

I’d like to think that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is simply confused or bad at communicating, but the more he talks the more I’m convinced he’s simply a white dinosaur who’s risen way too far in today’s world, but who's now surrounded by craven people intending to stir up racists.

I'd like to think that the millions of ignorant and willingly abused Trump voters will pull themselves away from their Fox News propaganda to notice that their Dear Leader is actually acting against their interests. But that would require those sad people to take responsibility for their lot in life and search for actual facts.

I’d like to think that Donald Trump will resist the urge to demand the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but as time goes by and Mueller gets closer and closer to Trump himself and Steve Bannon barks in his ear, I’m afraid that Trump will make a move on Mueller unimpeded, thereby showing the congressional GOP as nothing more than enablers of treasonous behavior if it keeps them in power.

I’d like to think that all the damage that Scott Pruitt and the Koch Brothers are doing to the EPA can be stopped, but again, this would require a congressional GOP that care more about their constituents than they do about power and money. And we don’t have such a GOP now or ever.

And I’d like to think that our country and citizens can survive this catastrophe known as the Trump years, but I think we’ll be scarred for years from this experience, with no certainty that we’ll ever recover.

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