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May Day--a return of Bernie's Momentum

Bernie's win in Indiana has added strength to my resolve to continue actively supporting him, not that I would have stopped anyway. Yet the thought that the Democratic establishment still continues to support the venal Clinton whose amoral, and often illegal policies, are a disgrace to the boy politic. Yes, Trump's public rhetoric is horrific--an out-and-out Fascist. But it is Hillary's not-so-hidden corporatism/militarism (i.e., Fascism) which is every bit as horrendous.

GOP Strategist: Candidate most like Bush and Cheney is Hillary Clinton

Link: http://www.salon.com/2016/05/05/candidate_in_race_most_like_bush_and_che...

The Senior Campaign Strategist for John McCain's 2008 run, Steve Schmidt, has declared that Hillary Clinton will be courting hawkish voters should she be the nominee, and will be running well right of Donald Trump in issues of war.

A Day in the Life

 photo Pearl2_zpsre4sfqdt.jpgPearl Love is a Taiwanese transgender woman who lives in New York. So she rides the subway a lot.

Here's what recently happened last week, in her own words:

I am an outreach social worker for Trans Latina network and an Asian transgender individual. Today is 4.28.16 Thursday. I work in big event for the center - the 8th annual immigration fare & culture event. Between 4:30-4:45 pm. I was on 6 train from Bronx to the LGBT center to work , when I change 6 train to 4 express train in 125 st station an unknown woman sitting across me started to verbally abuse me. Make lot of shit comments about how much she hate Trans people and want me to suck her dick. She also made racist comments. I ignored her and kept reading my book. When the train got to 86 st she started getting so loud and crazy yelling at me so I started to record her on my phone cam- she start getting even louder and start assault me and hit me. As you can see it's definitely a hate crime. She attacked me inside the train . When I retreated she threw all my stuff on the floor and chased me around the train and say she is going to find a stick to hit me. It was a crowded train and everyone heard it but no one helped me. Guys acting like nothing happened. For 5 min. Then when the train stop on 42 st. She got out of train but keep yelling at me, I recorded 4 videos around 3.5 min. Thanks to an older guy who helped me pick my stuff up and put it back my bag, and said sorry to me. So now you can understand what's happening in my everyday life. That happens all the time. But it's my first time recording it.
....Well she has a lot to learn . She need education to how to respect, learn not to be discriminatory against the Trans Community . I am so sad for her children. Have that kind of mother to teach them to grow up to be bigoted assholes.

WE NEVER FORGET: Irish Rebels Executed at Kilmainham Gaol May 4-5, 1916

In a few hours I shall be with my God, where I will
plead the cause of my beloved Ireland.
-Michael O'Hanrahan


Executed at Kilmainham on May 4, 1916
Joseph Mary Plunkett
Edward Daly
Michael O'Hanrahan
William Pearse

Executed at Kilmainham on May 5, 1916
John MacBride


Thomas Frank, Mark Warner, SS, the Rust Belt, and My Personal Frustration

I posted this on my Facebook this morning, and I wanted to share it with a wider audience. I know that nothing I am saying here is news to anyone here. I just wanted to share my frustration(s) and a personal anecdote.

This morning I have been thinking about the Democratic Party elites and how they have, still are, and are trying to further betray the working class people of America.

Bernie at the Democratic Convention: Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now

The lies of corporate politicians are the foundational cause of every crisis America is facing. Let us not talk falsely now is Bernie’s message to the despised political establishment, to the depraved economic establishment, to the degenerate media establishment, to the degraded military establishment, it’s his message to everyone in power, to everyone in authority at every level of society, to the police and the judges, to business owners and employers, to every American trapped in this twilight struggle for survival as the pursuit of corporate profit strangles the economy and the GOP casts the shadow of fascism across the entire political system.

Let us not talk falsely now.

This is Republican America, folks - hateful, spiteful, ugly, & murderous

Cass McWade is a young woman living in North Carolina. She suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, including "psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and early-stage Crohn’s disease, " that entitle her to display a disabled sticker on the rear window of her car. On Monday she was involved in a car accident, which disabled her car.

"So I sez to her, I sez, Mabel!" (III)

Qualifications, ha!

There's been a lot more fancy writing by better writers than I who have explained that Hillary is only qualified to work within a corrupt system, and she is not qualified to work in a way that serves average Americans. The same could be said of the present Democratic Party.

Another Trans woman of color...murdered

 photo Reecey_zpsntarqt1x.jpgReecey Walker, a 32 year-old transgender woman of color, was stabbed to death by a 16 year-old boy in Wichita on Sunday. The suspect is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

Police both dead-named and misgendered Walker, even though friends and family identified her as a transgender woman.

The suspect's family is alleging that Walker was attempting to sexually assault the teen. That's what happens when government officials paint us as sexual predators.

WE NEVER FORGET: Irish Rebels Executed at Kilmainham Gaol Before Dawn, May 3, 1916

You cannot conquer Ireland;
you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom.
― Pádraig Pearse


Thomas MacDonagh
Pádraig Pearse
Thomas James Clarke