Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I hadn't thought of it that way....

Mary Margaret McCurnin

 Funny how the last two Republican presidents were appointed, one by the Supreme Court and the other by the Russians.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Robert Reich warns us

Watch Your Wallets — The Next Crash Is Coming

Trump and his Republican enablers are now reversing regulations put in place to stop Wall Street’s excessively risky lending.

Link here.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount

Truthout has the article.

We will hold them accountable.

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They will not be able to claim they were against Trump all along.  They were there. They said nothing.  They voted in support of his ideas.  They are culpable

To quote from the Man for All Seasons:

Cromwell: But, gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. Consider first the silence of a man who is dead. Let us suppose we go into the room where he is laid out, and we listen: what do we hear? Silence. What does it betoken, this silence? Nothing; this is silence pure and simple. But let us take another case. Suppose I were to take a dagger from my sleeve and make to kill the prisoner with it; and my lordships there, instead of crying out for me to stop, maintained their silence. That would betoken! It would betoken a willingness that I should do it, and under the law, they will be guilty with me. So silence can, according to the circumstances, speak!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Gasbags throughout the inimitable Michal Spocko

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This is from Democratic Underground. Alterfur is the user who posted it.

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Gasbags throughout history. The 1960's#BabyTrumpBlimp

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Gasbags over Washington DC.

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#BabyTrump throughout history
The Baby Trump Blimp gets around. Here he is following Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels at the Lustgarten in Berlin, 1938. Goebbels later said it was the best speech he had ever heard about why England should separate from Europe.
 — in Washington, District of Columbia.

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Gas bags in their natural state.

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Gas bags at the 1938 Olymics. Rare Color Photo!

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Gas bags walking

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

To bee or not to bee

Millions of bees dropped dead after GMO corn was planted few weeks ago in Ontario, Canada. The local bee keeper, Dave Schuit who produces honey in Elmwood lost about 37 million bees which are about 600 hives.  
 “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. While many bee keepers blame neonicotinoids, or “neonics.” for colony collapse of bees and many countries in EU have banned neonicotinoid class of pesticides, the US Department of Agriculture fails to ban insecticides known as neonicotinoids, manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc.  
Two of Bayer’s best-selling pesticides, Imidacloprid and Clothianidin, are known to get into pollen and nectar, and can damage beneficial insects such as bees. The marketing of these drugs also coincided with the occurrence of large-scale bee deaths in many European countries and the United States.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

But he hurt my feelings by existing!

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He showed up to a rally to defend immigrants. ... She showed up too, in her MAGA hat, and screamed, “You are going to be the first deported" ... " dirty Mexican!”

He is 14 years old. She is an adult. Make the picture black and white and it could be the 1950s and the desegregation of a school. Hate is real, y’all. It hasn’t even really gone away.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cantcha take a joke?

Because being an enemy of the people is so funny:
Nonetheless, at one stage in Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (BBC2, Sunday) we did see him pull off an impressive three-sentences, three-lies sequence in a speech about — inevitably — the mainstream media, including the New York Times. ‘They have no “sources”,’ said Trump baldly. ‘They just make ’em up. They are the enemy of the people.’
And then:

Milo Yiannopoulos is battling backlash after the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Many people are speaking out against the right-wing firebrand, pointing to recent comments he made, calling for “gunning journalists down.”
Two days before the shooting, Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor, appeared to threaten two journalists from the New York Observer after they reached out to him with a request for comment. “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” he told New York Observer reporters in a text message, which the journalists later released to the public.
Cause and effect?  Or if it's just a joke, why aren't people laughing?

Five dead, others 'gravely injured' in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis

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Saturday, June 09, 2018