July 2017

READ IT AND WEEP

The following is from Foreign Policy: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/12/doj-settled-massive-russian-fraud-ca...

Democratic congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee want to know why Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly settled a money laundering case in May involving the same Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential election to offer “dirt” on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Is it health care or health insurance?

Senator Schumer was heard saying that his party would improve health CARE by working with Republicans on a better bill, yadda, yadda. Sorry, but all Senator Schumer would do is try to improve health INSURANCE. If you want to improve health CARE, invest more money in health care facilities, training of medical personnel, and research which, once developed, is non-propriatory. Additionally, let's also get real about what we say we have in this country: it is not a health care system, it is a health care industry. Can we say we have an automobile manufacturing

The Great Mandate

Thom,

MIND SHARE FOR THE TRUTH - An Inventory of Progressive Memes

Rules:

Dream up, borrow and modify, refine, or whatever effective bumper sticker length memes that everyone will:

1) Understand,

2) Remember, and

3) Act on when it comes time to vote.

4) Include descriptions of possible images or short videos to go with your meme.

4) If you have a criticism of anyone else's idea, suggest a better meme.

The best memes will by definition have an impact on a wide range of targets.

List so far:

Thom comments FOX may change

Sinclair Broadcasting has bought Tribune

and is buying up many local stations.

Using local anchors to spew their Right

Wing agenda. Requiring them in fact!

This could be more dangerous than what

FOX does!

union political involvement

Someone just called asking how unions are or can help by having input into traded deals and laws. Unions have always been involved by educating their membership and doing some lobbying on behalf of workers' rights. Unfortunately, the anti-worker forces label this as unions having too much power and being involved in ways they should not. Many people believe this and don't like unions because of it. I think the political efforts of unions are appropriate and necessary for any worker representation in crafting legislation.

"Opposition Research” vs. “Opposition Espionage” Trump Style

What was Watergate about? A physical break-in. In the days before computers and the hacking possibilities that new technology offers, crooked politicians and their operatives simply broke into offices and tried to steal files and information. In that case it was the offices of the DNC at the Watergate Towers. So went Nixon and his cronies down the road to his resignation or a jail cell.

Our Dilemma

My partner and I have been together now for 15 years after reuniting at our 20th high school reunion. We live in a small very wealth town in upstate NY. We are not hurting by any means but we live in the poorest part of the town and live what would be considered a middle class lifestyle by most. My partner is the appointed Deputy Town Clerk. She was appointed 20 years ago buy her her boss, a wonderful woman but a Republican.

Trump Miranda Rights for the Base

You have the right to remain silent (except when praising me).

You have the right to be ignorant.

You have the right to be duped and delusional.

You have the right to get cancer and opt out of insurance and medical treatment.

If you can’t afford health insurance, tough luck (you're on your own and so are your kids).

You have the right to consult a funeral home to dispose of your remains (if you can afford it).

All support you give me will be abused and used against you in the Oval Office.

my REPLY to an AMERICAN blogging in CANADA

Norm, with respect i'm sorry to tell you you're confused. American military men haven't DIED for their country, they died for corporate America, corporate expansionism, corporate US colonialism. America hasn't fought an righteous or legitimate war since world war two. But my friend you're not alone, Americans have been so thoroughly propagandized, by the corporate media owned by the same 1/10 of one per cent that own all the wealth, that now its so ingrained in their psyche they NEVER question the fallacy of their nationalism.

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Did Gerrymandering Give Us Trump?

The past six months have barely seemed real - but the election of Donald Trump was no fluke.

It was the direct result of a Republican effort to rig our election system.

Donald Trump is an historically unpopular president.