Yep, winning campaign.
After the fifth online article I read today claiming how Donald Trump has been "turned (by the deep state), persuaded (by the deep state), has had a change of heart", etc., I decided to go on a rant. Confucius say, "rants are good for the soul".
Debbie from Sane Progressive posted a 2 hour long rant which she soon deleted. From the half-hour I was able to catch before then it was obvious she was....tired. She wasn't the only one. Many other activists have thrown up their hands and quit because they feel like they have no way to fight back.
MiraCosta College is a public community college in San Diego County with two campuses in Oceanside, plus a campus in San Elijo and a Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad.
The college has announced that it will award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student who identifies as transgender or is actively involved with the transgender community.
Evidently one of Trump's billionaire cabinet buddies, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, told an audience at an economic conference in California on Monday that the illegal missile strike in Syria was “after-dinner entertainment”.
His remark drew laughter from the audience.
From my congress critter Salud Carbajal in response to my email.:
Thank you for contacting me. Your input is of great value to me and I will make sure to keep in mind your thoughts when I consider legislation or other solutions to issues important to you.
The average American household is in a very precarious state.
The average American household is in deep trouble, and by "deep" I mean in debt.
The average American is so deeply in debt that they may as well stop pretending that they are free.
Tonight at 10PM in most markets PBS is showing 'National Bird'
This needs wider exposure than just a comment on gjohnsit's excellent Drone war diary.
Here's the webpage for the show from Independent Lens.
Here's the trailer:
The Democrats' internal research has been quietly churning out autopsy reports regarding the 2016 election debacle, and the results are disastrous.
Unlike the GOS, they don't blame the loss on racist Bernie supporters, nor Putin! Putin! Putin!
Late night quickie. I haven't had a chance to analyze what they're doing, this is a summary taken from a CNN article that came up. Here's what the article describes as what's in and what's out. Notice how it's mostly small change with a rather innocuous "billions for new defense spending, including the global war on terrorism".
This Essay is one I published over at TOP in 2015, with a few changes and updates. It develops an idea which I find fascinating: that the International Labor Day, May 1, is the extension of the ancient Holy Day of Beltaine, and part and parcel of its resurgence in modern times. And the artwork of Walter Crane is pretty cool, too!
Jake Graf's short film Headspace was released in February, but Upworthy decided to promote the video on Friday Afternoon, so LGBTQNation followed suit today.
If you have not yet seen it, the film explores the inner thoughts of some transgender people who encounter some uncomfortable situations.
Here it is:
Any football fan can tell you that offense makes the highlight reel, but defense wins championships.
It's All About Oil
Pollution and spillage,
plunder, rape, pillage,
Earth’s face is turned.
Earth’s beauty burned
Earth’s shame discerned
in climatic warning.
In city and village,
Man’s pride is spurned,
Man’s ashes urned,
Man dust returned
with climactic mo[u]rning.
History tends to repeat because us flawed humans refuse to learn the lessons of history.
That is not a bold observation.
Today, much like 120-some years ago, the United States finds itself in need of a strong progressive movement. Right on queue, a progressive movement is beginning to grow.
However, today's progressive movement seems oblivious to the lessons to be learned from its first incarnation.
Ivanka bombed Syria because she had a sad about dead babies alleged to be killed by Syria with gas. Dead babies because the US bombed them is AOK and doesn't appear to bother her at all.
"War is a business, my friend", and here is more evidence of that. Meet Amena Shaladi and Bana Alabed. Since I don't watch the corporate news, I missed 7-year-old Bana on CNN begging the US to escalate the Syrian war and kill more people.
Our "Protect the Beautiful Syrian Babies with Bombs" President addresses those whose soul joy in life appears to be salivating over the latest weapons designed purely to kill other human beings, you don't need the latest hardware designed for military use to shoot a stag.
-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
-the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed.
Corals reach beyond the bleach
swaying to accordions...
plastic gathers in tides of reason
pundits sing of re-awaking
mushroom clouds tweet of empty seats
Purge the superdelegates
from the mist
of blood and tears
passed down in factories
cover from hard rains
shared in misery