July 2017

“Suspects Make Me Jumpy”: The problem with some cops.

Justine's Rule

This is "America"??? Adult Catheters in Babies for "drug war"?



I'm Not Bullshitting. If This is Your America and you think this is cool...

You're too young to remember RayGun and the TV program called S.W.A.T.

Behold: The American Political Monopoly

Behold: The American Political Monopoly


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


MIND SHARE FOR THE TRUTH - An Inventory of Progressive Memes


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.

Democrats Need To Reclaim the Word Freedom Now

Thom plus logo The big debate among democratic circles is about the word socialism. It really needs to be about the word freedom. Billionaires claim that freedom means no taxes for the billionaires. Industrialists claim that freedom means no regulation for their industries.