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AMERICA looking in from the outside, a CANADIAN perspective

The American Constitution is now well into its third century, which says a lot about the political sagacity of the Founding Fathers. Its adoption was a messy business. It gave the slave states additional seats in the House of Representatives by counting each slave — who couldn’t vote — as three-fifths of a person. Small states got two senators each, like big states.

Still, the amendment process helped the constitution keep up, more or less, with a rapidly changing world.

An urgent message from Bernie Sanders to Californians:


Single-payer, (Medicare for ALL) healthcare in California is on the block FRIDAY in the California Senate!

California here is our chance to be leaders in our nation in caring for one another. Healthcare is a right and not a privilege. The American people deserve the SAME healthcare that Congress persons, Senators and the President has.

Betsy Devos loves "education reform," TN Republican Marsha Blackburn

So doth the Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Nashville, a pretty educated city said to her constituents yesterday during a deservedly contentious come to jesus meeting all legislators need more than just on a now n' then basis.

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

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An old posting that deserves renewed consideration:

Trump is Right! Right Wing Terrorism IS Islamic!

Every time a drunken, crazed, right wing hoodlum yells "Yee-Haw" and blows up a non-christian house of worship or murders those wearing clothing different from the standard boots and jeans, He is actually following in the footsteps of the Southern Jihadist War of Aggression.

To demonstrate how deeply "our" (meaning European white) American culture has been influenced since its inception;

The battle cry: "Yee-Haw" is actually derived from, you guessed it: "Ji-Had".

Freedom Caucus founder Rep. Jim Jordan forced to have town meeting when constituents show up

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February 20, 2017

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) decided to skip the in-person town meeting this week...So his constituents figured out his schedule, and took the town meeting to him, as chronicled by Dave Weigel on Twitter.

Things got heated, fast, as the crowd waited to confront him about a variety of things, looking at all the signs in the crowd, but particularly climate change and Obamacare.

Attend a Resistance Recess Event: Save Our Health Care, Our Communities & Our Democracy

The week of February 18-25 is the first week of the 115th Congress -- time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 21st, 2017

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What Trump’s Last Stand Will LOOk Like: His Hogs Will Come Looking for Their Slop

He’s been sloppin them for many months. They feed on TrumpFacts. In the final days of his failed presidency, when he is being impeached, a ragtag assembly of his hard core acolytes will arrive in Washington D.C.. They will be having acute withdrawal symptoms and indigestion from their TrumpFacts addiction and need a fix.

Obama OR Trump. We NEED a Revolution.

Let me be Brutally Honest. Barack Obama ran on “Hope & Change”. Then He placed Goldman Sachs people in his cabinet. Everyone thought he was playing Chess while we played Checkers. We may as well have been having sex with Dick Nixon’s Dog.

Now when Donny Trump (the boy king) tells us it’s “Hope and Change” – Or – “Make ‘Murica Great Agin”. What do we do?

Hit Cartoon Series Gerrymandered Returns

Daily Topics - Monday February 20th, 2017

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Sloppin the Hogs: Baseless TrumpFacts for the Base Will End With a Mic Drop

TrumpFacts were good enough to get him elected and good enough for their continued support. But when will this tip out of balance? Not soon enough for most of us, and not soon enough for those who are already starting to defect from his ranks.

Bezos' latest, and why he is getting like Walmart

I, like many people, enjoy a good discussion after a television show or a movie. I have always depended upon IMDB to read immediately after viewing a movie or my favorite television shows (the ones that make you think and feel). It was always a good place to be able to hear a variety of opinions. It was like having a discussion group about ANY movie, whether it be almost 100 years old or the new flop that went straight to video. My experience was that there was thoughtful discussion from a variety of viewpoints. Apparently, it was not like that for every movie

The Kochs vs Trump - Who Will Win On Healthcare?

The fight to repeal and replace Obamacare is rapidly becoming a battle between factions of oligarchs.

So who will win - the Koch brothers faction that hates the Republican healthcare plan?

Or the Trump-Mercer faction that supports it?

As it stands right now, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare still doesn't have enough support to make it through a House vote.