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Too dumb to tweet!?

GW IQ~70. Reagan/Alzheimer~37. Neither dumb enough 2 buy FOX Pershing bullet myth. Only Inspire an enemy. [I'm too dumb too comprehend Twitter otherwise I'd create a Hashtag] #dumbesttoolinthewhitehouseever (or something shorter. Good thing I'm not president. Jack Dorsey suspends me every time I even attempt to tweet).

This nation (and world) needs a big dose of Unconditional Other Acceptance

It’s a term coined by the late Dr. Albert Ellis. To me, it’s means choosing to see whatever others think, feel, say or do as being understandable given what their life experiences have been. That doesn’t mean we have to like, agree with or tolerate what they do. There are a lot of things others think, feel, say and do I don’t agree with. I'm hearing a lot of it from neo-Nazis and white supremists lately.

The Power of Our Pocketbooks

I'm just an ordinary pissed off American and it is my belief now is the time to send the President and corporate America a very loud message. In 1955 the citizens of Montgomery, Alabama used the power of their pocketbooks to send the USA and the Montgomery Bus Line a message about racial segregation. 380 days later they were successful when the Supreme Court ruled Alabama and Montgomery law requiring segregated buses unconstitutional. The organizers were the greatest, brilliant, and got their message across in a peaceful manner.

Legislative Response to Charlottesville & Trump

Aloha, There is no moral leadership from the President so legislators have to fill the moral void. Apparently the USA Patriot Act will not cover the act of the white nationalist who plowed into the protestors in Charlottesville. It needs to be amended to cover such acts.

At a time like this...

A short paragraph from a speech by a great man, contained in:

The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Volume II
Pre-Civil War Decade 1850-1860
Philip S. Foner
International Publishers Co., Inc., New York, 1950

"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro"


Can we stop the Traitor label against Gen. Robert E. Lee?

I have heard this claim on many talk shows, including Thom. No, he was not a traitor. Be careful how you label same.

Washington and the signers of the Declaration of Independence were declared Traitors of the Crown by King George as well, but is forgotten in History

Health Care's "Sacrifiscal Lambs"

We are already paying roughly $600 BILLION more than it would cost to completely cover everyone in our country for 100% of the cost of every medical necessity (even RXs) for life, under HR 676 National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA).

But Republican and Neoliberal Democratic politicians continue to advocate that we should instead, continue to subsidize either the ACA or some other system of mostly for-profit health insurance companies (which have proven to be incapable of covering everyone while remaining profitable).

Teachers may be our best hope for preventing extremists

My wife and I were both high school teachers. As we looked at the mug shot of James Alex Fields and listened about his fascination with Hitler from his former teacher, we both thought, “I had my share of kids like that”.

Protesting Alt-Right Demonstrations

The question of whether to respond to alt-right demonstrations or to ignore them is a difficult one. A number of years ago, the Aryan Nations group established a compound in Hayden, Idaho, and their members applied for permits to hold parades in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. My recollection is that the citizens of Coeur d'Alene, who were horrified by this movement, debated their response at length. For one parade, protesters showed up and, I think, outnumbered the marchers. For another parade, I believe they decided to ignore these people.

muslim man killing white woman

Hi Thom, I just wanted to point out that here in Minneapolis, a muslim man did just kill a white woman (Mohamed Noor murdered Justine Damond) and trump didn't mention anything about that - but that's 'cause the murderer was a cop, and that seems to be ok. Nor did trump mention the bombing of the mosque here a few days ago. sad

We need a State Bigotry Index now: YOU can help.

We need another measuring stick that identifies states that display or facilitate bigoted, discriminatory behavior. States could be ranked from 1 to 50. I suspect that this may be an incentive to do something about it. What are the criteria by which the rankings would be determined? Here are a few suggestions to start with. Feel free to add your own

Trump lifts his leg on another defector: Breaking up is hard to do……..

You don’t leave him without getting insulted on the way out the door. Like a jilted lover, he will be sure to try to hit you in the ass with the screen door on your way out. So goes the story with Ken Frazier, the Merk CEO who decided to abandon ship on the*president’s manufacturing council, after the latest fumble of Charlottesville.

Take this Ken, from the Tweetie in Chief:

“Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”

Right to Vote

Freedom of Speech includes the Right to Vote without obstacles or TAMPERING.

Prejudices and Bigotry

A preconceived judgement or opinion used to manipulate an audience who are unsure of their own judgement of different people.

Most people have better judgement than they give themselves credit for.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming: