Essays and Open Threads
There must be some kind of way outta here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
Business men, they drink my wine
Plowman dig my earth
None were level on the mind
Nobody up at his word
So anyone who has been following my intermittent essays has probably discovered two things.
#1 I'm a self admitted ass and unashamed of this fact.
#2 They're usually fueled by my exchanges as of late with Democrats on FB who at one point I may have called friends, but it seems ever since I turned on team blue i lost my seat at the cool kids table. Not that I care.
It's an interesting historical moment, when the domestic political environment is obsessed with the present and recent past, that the politicians and public cannot see that we are on the verge of a systemic change.
All the memes, all the talking points, all the political plans and agendas, are about to be shitcanned and forgotten.
Clinton campaign sent access request to U.S. nuclear weapons secrets over email
PDF: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails//fileid/3361/885 …
Email: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3361 …
In France watching charges of nepotism, fake jobs for the family of prominent politicians, police truncheon rape and the probability of a fascist once again getting into the second round of the presidential election. So I went to a local PS meeting, a meeting so boringly dour and joyless that I left early even more depressed with the left than before.
Eighteen states and DC have banded together to file am amicus curiae brief in G. G. v Gloucester County School District at SCOTUS, which is scheduled to have oral arguments beginning March 28 (The brief is available at the link).
I didn't catch this at the time but thought it was important to alert concerned citizens.
The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind -jump in.
~ Charles R. Swindoll ~
Hold on folks, Nancy Pelosi must be inspired. But I am not quite sure about what she is so inspired. The presenile one does not heed Eleanor Roosevelt's famous advice:
Although people may think you're stupid, don't open your mouth and prove it.
Nancy has by now been coached by her "handlers" that Bush is not the President. Thus fortified with this new knowledge, she has jumped into action so blatantly illogical and hypocritical that one wonders why she even bothers.
Walk outs. Impeach! Resign you bastard!
If anyone thinks the T is gonna sail on the Sessions, after the VP casted the deciding vote, wish I had your stash.
The Dems want to prove that the Potus was elected illegitimately. The Russians. The Alt-right. And on and on.
It was an election. Someone won. Please do not pay attention as to how we have lost up and down ballot for near on a decade.
Here in the blue state of NY, I have always said ABC when voting every two years.
Anybody But Clinton
Anybody But Cuomo
The simple fact is whatever douchebag that has a D next to their name for governor gets elected. And Cuomo is actually over-qualified in douchebagery.
Here's "my" Congressman's response to President Chump's speech to Congress:
February 28, 2017LAMBORN RESPONDS TO TRUMP'S JOINT ADDRESS
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement in response to the President's Joint Address to a Session of Congress:
On Monday Judge Mark R Hornak of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that three transgender students had a "reasonable likelihood" of success in their argument that the Pine-Richland School District's decision last fall to require them to use bathrooms consistence with the sex on their birth certificates was unconstitutional, and hence granted them a preliminary injunction against that policy.
Guess what I found in my spam filter today? An email from TOP with a link to their Act Blue page, under the title "Daily Kos is $591,451.20 away from our March goal. Can you chip in $1 to support the team that brings progressive news to your inbox every day?"
Better to read the transcript, because this ongoing incident is pretty dense ( dense in the sense that there is lots of detail, all of which is important).
Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle city council woman and member of Socialist Alternative, penned a reply to Trump's address to Congress. It's worth a read, but one part stuck out to me, a recommendation:
"The wealth of these 8 richest billionaires should be confiscated and democratically allocated for the needs of the majority."
I paid too little attention to Disgraceful Debbie Wasserman Shultz until 2015, but I'll get to Tom Perez now. Although I usually favor chronological order, today I begin with this past Saturday.
Here's the top twenty military industrial complex corporations. Boycott now! Do not buy any missile launchers or tanks from these corporations!
20. Booz Allen Hamilton
> Arms sales: $3.90 billion
> Total sales: $5.40 billion
> Profit: $294 million
> Employees: 22,600
In my view what Jimmy Dore has been doing consistently for months is one of the most important developments in media, in this era in which trust in the media, government and politicians are at all-time lows.
I'm sure we all remember Marco Rubio, the person holding the record for being AWOL from Congress most often. Obviously Marco has a lot of things on his mind but governing isn't one of them. He is however quite fleet of foot when running away from his constituents.