This is the pre-vacation Congressional Calendar according to the NAB: July: green, House, blue, Senate.
Now given that CongressCritters only earn a paltry $174,000 (and benefits) yearly, and swear not to enrich themselves while in office, we can easily understand while they may require some extra leisure time.
Now there may not be much of the People’s Bidness to tend to, right? Well, okay, maybe another CARES package and Coronavirus Stim Payment for the rabble classes.
“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
~ Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
Last week I posted this essay.
The numbers don't lie, Covid-19 is going away, despite the protests, despite states letting people return to work and lessening restrictions.
Despite the Media Hysteric Manufacturers parsing words about how the "rate of new cases" is increasing. Because let's face it, if the rate of testing increases, and it has, then of course the rate of new cases increases.
They call it the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
America was grown out of genocide and built by slavery...both travesties wound tightly in our national DNA...both still evident today. Genocide continues with global corporate capture, for example, in Brazil where mining on indigenous territories brings ecological devastation, land invasions, and renewed cycles of violence. Slavery continues blatantly in our penal system, and less obviously with college debt enslaving our youth. So the idea the US is "great" is a farce, but wave the flag and celebrate the myth.
“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross”
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
― Benito Mussolini
Well that won me over.
You can tell how much they respect progressives and share their values.
‘Rethinking the Fourth of July’, Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools curriculum editor, Zinn Education Project co-director, huff-po, July, 2014
“But the yahoo of fireworks also turns an immensely complicated time in U.S. history into a cartoon of miseducation. For example, check out Ray Raphael’s “Re-examining the Revolution“ at the Zinn Education Project, an article that every history teacher should read before wading into the events leading up to 1776. Raphael analyzed 22 elementary-school, middle-school, and high-school texts and found them filled with inaccuracies — some merely silly, but others leaving students with important misunderstandings about U.S. history and how social change does and does not happen.