Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Buffoon’s Tax Triumph Lies


The Most Frightening Aspect of Trump’s Tax Triumph

 | The New Yorker: Masha Gessen writes about how Donald Trump’s tax bill and other actions as President liken him to a dictator.

Mexico's president won't visit the Buffoon after border wall argument - Business Insider


Mexico's president won't visit White House after border wall argument 

- Business Insider: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attempted to persuade Trump to publicly admit that Mexico won't pay for the border wall. Trump thought that was unfair.

Truth vs Trump/Nunes - War of the Memos


War of the Memos 

- Axios: What the two memos contain, and why both sides are losing their minds about them

Retaking the House just got EASIER


Democrats Didn’t Even Dream of This Pennsylvania Map. How Did It Happen? 

- The New York Times: They seemed not to believe that they would be allowed to strive for partisan balance in addressing Republican gerrymandering.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Joe Kennedy goes after Republicans



California Democratic Convention: Feinstein and de León face off for party endorsement


California Democratic Convention: Feinstein and de León face off for party endorsement

Devin Nunes Q&A in the Fresno Bee


Devin Nunes Q&A on memo, tax reform, school shootings, Trump 

| The Fresno Bee: Rep. Devin Nunes discusses a variety of issues in his first interview with The Fresno Bee in more than a year.

Medicare Extra for All... a step forward


Medicare Extra for All 

- Center for American Progress

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Speak Out

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The AR-15 Is Different


The AR-15 Is Different: 
What I Learned Treating Parkland Victims 

- The Atlantic: They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.

The AR-15 Is Different


The AR-15 Is Different: 
What I Learned Treating Parkland Victims 

- The Atlantic: They weren’t the first victims of a mass shooting the Florida radiologist had seen—but their wounds were radically different.

A reminder about reality... take a look... and share


How Do Russian Bots Work? - Video - NYTimes.com: How do bots and trolls work to infiltrate social media platforms and influence U.S. elections? We take a closer look at these insidious online pests to explain how they work.

Legal pressure explodes on Manafort and Gates


Mueller more than doubles criminal charges against Manafort and Gates:

 New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later this year.

'We won't be bullied': California Democrats



 After President Trump California officials for the state's immigration policy, Democrats swiftly rebuked him.

-LA Times

Sweet words we may soon hear


Sweet words we may soon hear: 'Mr. President, you are a target for obstruction of justice charges':

 Mueller has spoken to all the crucial witnesses except Trump. It's only a matter of time.

-LA Times


Government Scientist Resigns in Protest


A Government Scientist Resigned in Protest After the Trump Administration Demanded Sensitive Oil Data

 – Mother Jones

The Unmaking of Marco Rubio


CNN’s Town Hall on Guns and the Unmaking of Marco Rubio

 | The New Yorker: Evan Osnos writes about the CNN town hall on guns in Florida, and how the survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School moved the debate forward.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

97% of Americans want better gun safety... so what?????


Almost all office holders, including people like the Liar Jeff Denham, are concerned most of all, above anything else, with getting re-elected. They will ignore the will of the people on issues like gun safety until it becomes apparent that their inaction on such issues will cost them enough votes to lose their seat. Polls may show that 97% of the public want stronger gun controls but until the office holders see that it will cost them votes they forget about it, regardless of nearly continuous mass gun slaughters.

But how does ignoring polls not cost them votes? Polls don't vote. The gun nuts who actually think they will need their household weaponry to kill the US military when the government comes to enslave them always vote in all elections for candidates who oppose gun safety.
So what do we do?
The only answer, our only hope, is to vote in such numbers that it becomes clear that those office holders that take the NRA blood money and support the gun extremists will lose. No re-election for people like the Liar Jeff Denham will also send the message to other office holders that they could lose re-election next.

The way we can defeat the Liar Jeff Denham is simple but not necessarily easy.
1.  Register more voters, you, yeah I said YOU
2.  Volunteer to help the ONE candidate most likely to win
3.  Encourage more people to vote than you ever have before. (This is an off year election. Off year elections get much lower turn out than Presidential year elections.)

You have to do more than you have ever done before.