July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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May 2017

Why Trump won

Firs, he had a loyal corps of ignorant White Trash who adored him. They loved to see him slap down the smart kids who had so humiliated them for so long.

Second, the DNC tried to lose by tilting the scales for the most despised woman in America. And DNC insiders still have the attitude that they know best and must keep the hoi polloi from making decisions. Their current revival of Cold War propaganda with "the Russians did it" is both laughable and disgusting.

Roland

Confederate Monuments

The removal of the confederate monuments in New Orleans is long overdue. In fact, all such monuments celebrating the confederacy should be removed along with all State flags that have the St. Andrews Cross because they are disguised confederate battle flags. On this Memorial Day it should be remembered that the finest army this country ever raised and arguably the finest army in history was Abraham Lincoln’s Union army.

Trickle Down Economics

To make "Trickle Down" work,
The 1% should pay more into the US Treasury
than the 1% is taking out.

Right to VoTE

Definition of Democracy: A form of Government in which the COMMON PEOPLE choose Representative Leaders by Voting.

The definition of Democracy justifies the Ratification; Enactment, To The Constitution,
an affirmative entitlement of the
COMMON US CITIZENS the
Right To Vote.

I - we - should know...

Who let this retard loose? He didn’t just dump on his desk, he dumped on the fluttering tatters of civilization and sanity.

Divided Republicans May Find It hard To Pass Any Budget

New York Times
May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans greeted President Trump's first full budget on Tuesday with open hesitation or outright hostility.
But it was not clear that they could come up with an alternative that could win over conservatives and moderates while clearing a path for the tax cuts and policies they have promised for years.

The budget battle ahead mirrors the continuing health care fight in which concessions to Republican moderates alienate conservatives, while overtures to conservatives lose moderate votes.

Enlightened Self Interest: It's not in Kansas anymore

Kansas Gov. Brownback's experiment in tax-cuts-for-the-rich-austerity-for-the-poor has been a demonstrable failure.* Yet, this fact gets little attention as our leaders herd us toward a tinderbox that could become the next American Revolution. Instability is not good for anyone: not for the wealthy, corporations, small businesses, the middle class, and especially not the poor.

Medical bills holding our Credit Hostage! Another reason for Single Payer

Two years ago, the LOML (my new husband) shocked the family and his doctor (who said he had heartburn--but that's ANOTHER story)--by having 2 heart attacks in 2 weeks, as well as two stent placements. We actually have decent health insurance, and eventually found out that they covered something like $250,000 in claims for the two hospital stays (each less than a week). Day after day we got tiny "we paid your benefit" notices for things like $75. John was on disability for a year, and our life was upended. We just stopped opening the darned things. Fast forward one year.

It's about OIL, AGAIN

In case you haven't noticed, everything Trump has done since taking office, or plans to do has been about OIL - for the benefit of the OIL and GAS industry, and COAL.

Now he's over in Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest oil producers in the world, and has said things to isolate, and threaten Iran, another oil producer. He and Tillerson are also making "deals" with the Saudis. Are they deals that would bolster the OIL and GAS industries?

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Here's what the feud and reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson can teach us about civility

Thom plus logo Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he's inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.