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Bernie picks up extra delegates in Colorado at the State and CD conventions.

My mom is a Bernie delegate at the Colorado state convention today. The election day results on March 1st were 58.98% Bernie, 40.31% Hillary. She texted me to say that today's results were 1915 delegates for Bernie and 1129 delegates for Hillary. That's 62% for Bernie! I guess there were a lot a Hillary no-shows who didn't want to drive to Loveland in the spring snowstorm we're having. The delegate allocation to the national convention is 6 for Bernie and 3 for Hillary.

An offer they couldn't refuse

 photo cirque_zpsto2jnwxo.jpgI had to send some of my guys with the cauliflower ears and bent noses over to Cirque du Soleil yesterday to put the kibosh on their plans to present Ovo in Greensboro, NC from April 20 to April 24 and Charlotte July-6-10 and Turok in Raleigh in June.

But let's face it, such highbrow entertainment was too gay for North Carolina anyway.

Hellraisers Journal: Little Children of the Poor Securing Wealth from Mine and Mill

Little children of the poor,
Pearls for trampling swine,
Cast and mired that they secure
The wealth from mill and mine.
-Ellis B Harris
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Sunday April 16, 1916
From the United Mine Workers Journal: Little Child of the Mines

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NYC: "Never Forget" the Economic Terrorism of Wall St. Bernie Wins Here, If All Hands On Deck NOW.

First a little background to explain the purpose of this diary.

It’s less in the spirit of a Joe Namath-style guarantee than as a call to arms to ramp up your engagement right now.

Wherever there's a fight, I'll be there

Yesterday Samer asked, Does Ted Cruz recognize transgender as an identity?.

Samer was concerned about a statement Cruz made:

The Education Department is suing a school to force them to let a teenage boy shower with teenage girls.

It appears to me that Sen. Cruz believes that transgender people are, effectively, confused people in drag or people with a mental illness.

I left a comment:

Of course he doesn’t. None of the religious right does. That’s why they want to legislate us out of existence.

In writing that I violated one of my own guiding principles: avoid speaking or thinking in universals. In reality, I know that there definitely are people from the religious right who are themselves transgender.

WE NEVER FORGET: The "Gallant Boy," Don MacGregor

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
-Mother Jones
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WE NEVER FORGET
Don MacGregor-28
Who lost his life in freedom's cause at
Miñaca, Chihuahua, México,
March 28, 1916
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What to Do in NY if Poll Workers Refuse to Allow You to Vote

Yes, this is a New York specific story, so everyone who does not live in my wonderful state, please bear with me. I know this post may not apply to you, but perhaps it will encourage everyone in states with upcoming primaries to check their voting status.

Gov. Baker Exits Stage Right

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Gov. Charlie Baker was mysteriously chosen as the keynote speaker at a networking event hosted by Boston Spirit Magazine last night in Boston.

Yet when the Republican took the stage, he was confronted by signs and chants from demonstrators urging him to support a transgender anti-discrimination bill, which has been a hot topic of late for the Massachusetts governor.

Despite pleas from his audience, Gov. Charlie remained steadfast:

I will make sure I talk to all parties involved before we make any decision.

Presumably that includes Massachusetts Family Institute, which promotes hatred against transgender people.

WTF? Vast majority of New York State Counties Don't open for Voting Until Noon on Tuesday, April 19th

Yesterday, by pure happenstance, while checking to see that my county had not changed my registration information from Democrat to Independent (yeah, since Arizona I've been paranoid about such stuff) I discovered something that shocked me. The polls where I live will only be open from 12 Noon until 9 PM, making it difficult for many people who work swing shifts to vote.

WE NEVER FORGET: Don MacGregor, Miners' Hero Who Lost His Life In Freedom’s Cause

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
-Mother Jones
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WE NEVER FORGET
Don MacGregor-28
Who lost his life in freedom's cause at
Miñaca, Chihuahua, México,
March 28, 1916
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