SparkPeople Proud Blue Liberals Team Messageboard Just a friendly little group from the other side of the political tracks. No mudslinging or nastiness. All are welcome. SparkPeople Proud Blue Liberals Team Messageboard Money Laundering and Obstruction Tweet thread Twitter thread by <link> </link> <BR> <BR> First, House Dems know they can vote to impeach Trump right now on multiple bases, including obstruction of justice, violations of the Emoluments Clause, gross unfitness for office, and more. They also know the Senate will NOT convict for any of that. <BR> <BR> Rather than rushing to impeach and failing to get a conviction, House Dems are working hard to put together an “ironclad” (using Pelosi’s words) case against Tr... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:36:09 EST Let's read the Declaration! It's still relevant <em>195</em> <BR> IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 <BR> The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America <BR> <BR> When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the cause... Thu, 4 Jul 2019 16:26:11 EST Democratic Debate...part 1 Who watched? What did you think? Any surprises? Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:04:46 EST How you can help the children I know you're probably feeling as helpless as I do, watching the news about the concentration camps for refugee children, and it seems like there's nothing that the compassionate among us can do. <BR> <BR> I've made financial donations to RAICES <link> </link> and Annunciation House church <link> </link> but I still feel like it's not enough. Here is a list of other organizations that can use some cash as well: <BR> <BR> Al Otro ... Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:00:39 EST Time to start impeachment Just called one of Speaker Pelosi's CA offices to ask her to "move off the path" and start impeachment inquiries now. <BR> <BR> Here is Credo's auto-caller: <link><BR>i-impeach/ </link> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:05:49 EST Oh, the Investigations You'll Investigate! I'm cribbing this directly from NBC. Here's the source: <link><BR>p/house-investigations-trump-his-admin<BR>istration-full-list-n1010131 </link> <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON — He's making investigations great again — at least in number. <BR> <BR> "At least 14 Democratic-led House committees have been investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's businesses, campaign and his presidency since the beginning of this year, an NBC News review shows. In ... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 18:17:07 EST Pete Buttigieg Ok...I have watched some of his interviews and I'm currently watching his CNN Town Hall...I like his his far, so good...I would be able to support his candidacy if he gets the nom!!! Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:44:41 EST VAWA illustration Don Young So - did you see that while a reporter was interviewing another representative about the VAWA act, Rep Don Young, AK, shoved her and swore at her? <link><BR>/04/rep-young-shoves-reporter-on-way-t<BR>o-vawa-vote/ </link> He did apologize, but he has a history of this, including holding John Boehner at knife point and roughing up a staffer. (See links) <BR> <BR> Anyone for writing Pelosi and asking for his removal or whatever disciplinary action the House ... Thu, 4 Apr 2019 23:30:18 EST Trump uses health care to throw GOP under the 2020 After promising just a week ago that the GOP will be the party of health care, Donald Trump has changed his tune, now saying Republicans will introduce a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act “right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate &amp; win … back the House.” In other words, Trump just made the 2020 election all about health care, which was also the number one issue in the midterm elections when Democrats won the House. Republicans on the hill are no doubt relieved in th... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 12:03:51 EST Mueller turned in his homework Mueller turned in his report. I have been advocating with my Congress Peeps - even the slimey one - to demand the full document. <BR> <BR> News and Guts: <BR> <BR> In February, Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee told ABC This Week <BR> <BR> “…we will obviously subpoena the report, we will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress, we will take it to court if necessary. And in the end, I think the department understands they’re going to have to make this publi... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:31:50 EST show me the money - couple of state bills to watch BREAKING: The Washington state Senate has voted to pass a bill that would keep presidential candidates, including President Trump, off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. Next step, the WA state HOUSE. <BR> <BR> A similar bill recently advanced in New Jersey's state Senate and is currently sitting in the state's General Assembly. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:38:26 EST What is the Defintion of an Emergency? Merriam Webster would have us believe this: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now today His Orange Majesty (HOM) made the emergency seem, well, not urgent, which to me is oxymornic or something. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't know how something can be an "emergency" while also being in HOMs discretion to deem it urgent or ... Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:13:01 EST Bezos and David Pecker's plea deal Bezo's girlfriend's very pro 45 brother is suspected of handing the emails and photos to AM (parent company of National Inquirer). It seems curious that he would have them, making me wonder if the girlfriend was part of the sting, a la Butina. That might be a step too conspiratorial - but how else did he get them? <BR> <BR> Bezo's instead shared AMI extortion emails (still having trouble understanding why they thought leaving a digital trail wouldn't implicate them) trying to extort him from... Sat, 9 Feb 2019 23:38:40 EST About the Stone arrest and warrants Someone pointed out that in his press conference he made a big deal about how many agents they sent to arrest one little old guy. But he didn't mention that they were simultaneously executing multiple search warrants. <BR> <BR> Probably mostly for electronic devices. <BR> <BR> Stone lies like a rug when he speaks, but texts and emails and document files are hard evidence. The thinking is that they have him dead to rights and he is going to jail for a long, long time: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:51:01 EST Ongoing Candidate discussion There is a great discussion going on about potential candidates in the Good News Thread, but since this is going to be a long process I thought we should probably just devote a whole thread to it. Maybe make it a sticky thread even. <BR> <BR> I'll start off by saying, I was surprised to hear that my Senator, Bob Casey, had just announced yesterday that he had decided NOT to run after all. My first thought was, I didn't know he was even thinking about it, lol! <BR> <BR> He's a lovely man and... Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:44:05 EST If nobody covers it, did it really happen? Just read that no news outlet... not even Fox News or CSPAN - covered Trump's recent political rally. I guess you can find it on youtube. CSPAN found a legislative session in Utah more worthy of coverage. <BR> <BR> Same article noted that while Fox News gave 30 million dollars worth of coverage last year, the major networks devoted about 30 min a day. Which is fair given the position, but far from what Trump's flying monkeys imply. <BR> <BR> Also the Hill publication (which to me seems to r... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 12:04:43 EST go get em, state and Mueller The Trump Foundation and the Trump Organization shared much more than President Donald Trump's last name. <BR> <BR> And that's why, experts said, the New York state investigations into the charity could envelop the president's namesake business. <BR> <BR> "Nothing but overlap here. It all was held so tightly by he and his family members," NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, told NBC News. <BR> <BR> "I don't think there will be any investigative daylig... Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:47:05 EST It's wonderful when they turn on one another <link><BR>ns-sink-trump-judicial-nominee-2249206<BR>88.html </link> <BR> <BR> Scott is still a huge part of the problem but I am glad to see, that at least on this, he showed some backbone... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:51:24 EST Where do I even start? Someone has been a busy boy this week. Let's see: <BR> <BR> First he and Pence blew off Veterans Day at Arlington. But after his reprehensible conduct in Paris, the French Minister of Veterans' Affairs had the French consulate present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown. Vive la France! <BR> <BR> The California fires were caused by not raking the forests. Then they were the fault of the Canadian timber industry -- who somehow skipped over Washington and Oregon to set fire to California. He ... Fri, 23 Nov 2018 08:56:24 EST The Finnish-ing touch So forest fires can be prevented by raking the forests regularly. That's what the President of Finland told him. I knew better than that when I was three. I used to wonder if he was stupid or crazy. Now I know he's a fine mix of both. Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:26:18 EST Yeah...Beto will be just fine!! <link><BR>rourke-invited-iowa-called-most-authen<BR>tic-democrat-obama-1215624 </link> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:18:47 EST trump's head explodes in 3...2... I don't know which will infuriate him more -- that he wasn't chosen or who was! <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:27:40 EST OMG... Sit down and swallow anything you're drinking before reading this. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>8/11/14/fox-news-announces-support-for<BR>-cnns-lawsuit-against-trump-over-acost<BR>as-revoked-press-credentials/23589475/ </link> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:24:44 EST Get him CNN..... This was totally uncalled for...trying to ruin Acosta and discredit CNN because they don't kiss his butt like Faux...and Huckabee should have been singled out and sued for defamation for distributing that doctored video.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>white-house-over-revoked-credentials-c<BR>orrespondent-143454070--finance.html </link> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:30:01 EST Seeing several shades of red I don't know which has me angrier. trump's ridiculous excuse for bailing out of honoring our WWI dead? First it was rain (which doesn't seem to have bothered any of the other heads of state). Then he said he was afraid the motorcade would screw up traffic in the area. That may be the flimsiest excuse yet in his very long history of flimsy excuses. <BR> <BR> Or his horrible tweet regarding the fires in California? Lives have been horribly lost and he can only cast blame -- not a single word o... Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:49:00 EST The course of true love... It's no secret that trump hoped to meet up with his paramour Putin in Paris at the state luncheon. However, that sneaky President Macron arranged the seating so they were at opposite sides of the table from each other. Vive la France! Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:43:50 EST All Hands On Deck! <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Nope, it is NOT over, nor apparently will it ever really be! <BR> <BR> Thad Cochran, US Senator from Mississippi retired in April and Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed to serve until the midterm elections. A "jungle primary" was held during the November 6 elections. Had she won by a majority, she would have held the office unt... Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:32:50 EST C'mon Florida.... <link><BR>ws/2018/11/08/andrew-gillum-supporters<BR>-counting-recount/1928565002/ </link> Thu, 8 Nov 2018 14:56:05 EST Florida...maybe all hope ISN'T lost?!!! I am seeing that a recount may be on the horizon for the AG, Gov. and Senate seats...they were still counting votes and the margins are RAZOR thin... <BR> <BR> (I felt that Gillum conceded too soon anyway) would be WONDERFUL if a redo was triggered! Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:18:57 EST They say we're crazy here in California? Nevada just elected a Republican pimp who died last month to Congress. This is going to be a movie, I just know it. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 12:18:19 EST Not a Blue Tsunami... But enough to stop that Orange turd from advancing his agenda...the very people that he hates, Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff, will now chair committees and they will be going after him... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 7 Nov 2018 11:14:44 EST This says it all. I wonder if old Mitch has seen this yet? IMHO it's the photobomb of the YEAR. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 6 Nov 2018 12:20:44 EST Snapchat helped 400,000 people register! NYTIMES <BR> By Cecilia Kang Oct. 23, 2018 <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON — Taylor Swift has nothing on Snapchat — at least when it comes to persuading people to register to vote. <BR> <BR> Snap, the company behind the popular social media service, said on Tuesday that it had helped more than 400,000 users register to vote during a recent two-week period. Much of the activity, the company said, was in key battleground states like Texas, Florida and Georgia. <BR> <BR> Snapchat, which is popular am... Sat, 3 Nov 2018 23:15:06 EST Call it what it is We need to stop using euphemisms for the evil around us. They're Nazis, not "alt-right." Domestic terrorists, not "rogue crazy with a gun." Doesn't matter if he was born in Tehran or Toledo, a terrorist is a terrorist. <BR> <BR> Dancing around evil and trying to disguise it won't help anything. Sun, 28 Oct 2018 13:54:11 EST Lethan anti-semitism in Pittsburgh I just heard about what happened in Pittsburgh. The New York Times quotes Frump on this horrible incident: <BR> <BR> "About Saturday’s attack, Mr. Trump, addressing reporters at Joint Base Andrews, said: “It’s a terrible, terrible thing what’s going on with hate in our country and frankly all over the world, and something has to be done.” " <BR> <BR> Something has to be done???? The FIRST thing that has to be done is to MAKE FRUMP SHUT UP!!!! He's encouraging these things and is directly... Sun, 28 Oct 2018 08:38:49 EST Packages So pipe bombs were mailed to (at last count) the Obamas, the Clintons, Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, CNN, George Soros and TWO to Joe Biden. The favored theory among Republicans is that Democrats sent them to stir people up against Republicans (the return address on at least some of them was that of a prominent Democrat -- misspelled). Meghan McCain says that mailing pipe bombs is no worse than being heckled at a restaurant. And oh yes, trump blames the media. <BR> <BR> I hold trump one hun... Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:51:35 EST Hypocrisy 101 Does anyone seriously believe trump cares at all about Jamal Khasoggi, the Washington Post journalist likely murdered by Saudi Arabia? He can strut and posture all he wants, but since day one trump has fawned and kissed up to the King because of all the money they spend on US military hardware. Mr. Khasoggi was a Muslim and worked for the Washington Post, two things trump detests. Saudi Arabia has possibly the worst record on human rights in the world, and I don't trust its king as far as I c... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:46:12 EST I'm happy to help, BUT... The fund-raising emails are getting to be ridiculous. One told me that if I didn't donate and Beto O'Rourke lost, it would be all my fault. Uh...I don't live or vote in Texas. I also have candidates and the party asking for money constantly. Geeze, don't they check with each other? I only have so much money, folks! Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:40:59 EST Waah, waah, waah... Melania says she's "one of the most bullied people on (sic) the world." Give me a minute, I'm sure I can find a flying (fig) to give. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:50:23 EST Kanye in Wonderland I've stopped asking if things can get any weirder, because they always do. If this isn't all an act, then Kanye is seriously mentally ill. And I won't even get into what I think of trump putting on this charade while Florida and Georgia were getting clobbered by Hurricane Michael. Sick, just sick. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:49:14 EST The fight goes on We've lost a battle, but the war is just beginning. To quote the great Dan Rather, "Revenge is best served at the ballot box." Sun, 7 Oct 2018 13:40:05 EST He went there trump said that combat veterans with PTSD probably didn't have the spine for it. That this five-time draft dodging coward whose daddy bought him all those deferments has the nerve to denigrate those who served and suffered devastating consequences is enough to give me a stroke! I'd better never hear him say another word about our troops and our veterans. Mon, 1 Oct 2018 19:51:52 EST Double standard, anybody? Dr. Ford testified in front of the Senate with courage and dignity, even though she was visibly terrified. Kavanaugh went into a full-on tantrum within twenty minutes. Republicans are attacking her but holding up Kavanaugh as some sort of hero. I can't even... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 19:49:13 EST Kavanaugh If Kavanaugh is confirmed, I will scream loudly enough to be heard on the other side of the continent. I was sexually assaulted as both child and adult. I'm so sick of hearing how "he was just a kid."She was even younger. Right now I'm so angry I'm about to have a stroke Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:12:29 EST Just wondering Who's everyone considering for 2020? My "watch list" includes Kamala Harris (CA), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Jay Inslee (WA), and Andrew Cuomo (NY). This is subject to possible revision, of course, but these are my front runners so far. Who are YOU looking at? Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:40:09 EST Bank of "America" Bank of America has frozen the accounts of Hispanic customers and demanded proof of citizenship to restore them. I'll skip over the irony that the bank itself was founded by an immigrant. Nowhere in the US banking laws is there a requirement for a customer to be a citizen. This amounts to theft. If you do business with Bank of America, you might want to rethink. Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:11:56 EST So apparently... Agent Orange says that hurricanes are "tremendously large and tremendously wet." White House staff says that next week he starts to learn shapes and colors. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:11:04 EST Similarities and differences People have pointed out the alarming parallels between trump and Hitler. However, there are some big differences. <BR> <BR> The US has a strong Democratic and Constitutional foundation. Germany did not. <BR> <BR> Germany had no history of a strong free press. Our press is feisty, <BR> <BR> We live in the era of mass media, which keeps up constant scrutiny on trump and his crew. <BR> <BR> Finally, Hitler didn't have to deal with Saturday Night live, The Onion or The Borowitz Report. Satire... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:03:58 EST Borowitz report Oh Lordy! Borowitz is hitting on all cylinders lately, lol! Headlines from the REAL Fake News for the last week or so: <BR> <BR> ~ Putin Reportedly Close to Firing Giuliani <BR> ~ Trump Says White House Is No Place for Lying Lowlife from Reality Show <BR> ~ Republicans Outspent Democrats in Ohio by a Hundred Million Rubles <BR> ~ Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ort </link> Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:39:47 EST caravan! We're approaching 500 days without a town hall from our rep, so there's a caravan across Oregon and a "picnic town hall" - both Walden (boo) and challenger McLeod-Skinner are invited. <BR> There will be a FB page for the journey and I asked that the event page be open to posting "seeking Walden" selfies or decorated cars from those who can't come (because of work or whatever). National Indivisible will be following the event for Oregon CD2 Indivisible. <BR> <BR> In solidarity, here's the p... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:05:03 EST Why is it... ...that the government says veterans can't be paid their well-earned benefits without "deep cuts?" How about cutting the endless golf trips? The idiotic military parade? The even more moronic Space Force? <BR> <BR> ...that the NRA says it's about to go bankrupt but is bankrolling a million-dollar campaign to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? <BR> <BR> ...that there's a paid campaign for a Supreme Court nominee in the first place? I've been on this planet almost sixty-six years (... Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:01:23 EST Let me get this straight Russia didn't interfere in the election, or maybe they did. They're trump's best friend, but in the midterms they're going to meddle on behalf of the Democrats. Am I the only one who's confused? Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:07:39 EST Air Force One trump is dissatisfied with the dignified look of Air Force One and wants to replace it with something reminiscent of a redneck pickup truck. Estimates put the cost of this monstrosity at $3.9 billion. Add this to the $12 million the military parade is going to cost and the ongoing cost of the endless golf trips, and it begins to make sense that we can't afford infrastructure, education, health care, housing, veterans' benefits, Medicare or Social Security. I may blow a blood vessel. <BR> <BR... Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:11:29 EST Traitor trump is following up his sickening performance in Helsinki by inviting his lord and master Putin to the White House in November. I'm at a loss as to how much more proof we need. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:07:42 EST Forget impeachment We have toddlers being forced to defend themselves in court. Federal Judge Jack Weil swore under oath that toddlers are capable of understanding deportation proceedings and competent to represent themselves in court (just let that sink in). The government is extorting large sums of money from parents to get their children back. And it was just announced that many children are "not eligible" to return to their parents. <BR> <BR> Never mind impeachment. Never mind indictment. I want nothing le... Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:53:23 EST It happened AGAIN! I've been in a funk lately. There have been a lot of personal things, and then add on top the current state of our country and the abuses "we" are dishing out to people of color and the poor at every turn....Yeah, a funk. And just as last week was making progress and I was starting to come out of that funk, my community was handed another blow. Another officer involved shooting and killing of a black man. There is dispute between the officers and the witnesses as to whether he had a gun or no... Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:13:12 EST New here I'm new. From Illinois and ready for November! #bluewave! Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:55:07 EST Team points I had a pretty stressful last couple of weeks, and much as I hate to admit it, scrambling to get SparkPoints just so our political teams rank higher is just making me more tense. I'm going back to just doing the things that I value on SparkPeople - tracking my nutrition, activity, sleep and stress levels, posting on my teams, updating my blog, and handing out Daily Challenges on two of my other teams. <BR> <BR> I will totally keep posting here, especially my Good News updates. Those are thin... Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:30:03 EST I can't keep up First Kim was the enemy, then he wasn't, then he was, now he isn't again. trump is doing enough flips to make an acrobat proud. <BR> <BR> Now the life form who took a sacred oath to uphold the Constitution says refugees should be deported with no access to due process. I don't think there's a section of the Constitution he won't use as toilet paper. I am just so sick of this garbage. Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:49:22 EST Maddow 6-19 Tremendous swell of action - governors, mothers, congress - not just words. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:47:57 EST Both sides of his mouth trump said the Democrats made the (non-existent) law that forces separation of immigrant families. Now he says that he'll release the children when the Democrats agree to authorize funding for his damned border wall. I wouldn't believe him if he said the ocean is wet. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:06:04 EST trump Tower Pyongyang So all the angst, all the threat of destroying the world last year and the "historic summit" this year was for a freaking real estate deal? (Deep breaths -- we don't need a stroke...) Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:45:39 EST Exhausted I'm doing my best to stay strong for the resistance, but I'll admit that it's wearing on me. Just garbage after garbage after garbage. I have never felt so depressed and ashamed for this country. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:44:57 EST He sure knows how to make friends, doesn't he? So trump went to G7, demanded that Russia be readmitted, then he's skipping out early to go kiss up to his other good buddy in North Korea. And -- brace yourself -- He's taking Hannity with him to Singapore. I've got to wonder if the daughter-wife is also going. Sat, 9 Jun 2018 13:18:41 EST Trade wars So trump is eagerly starting trade wars with Canada, Mexico and the European Union (our staunchest allies) while kissing up to Russia, China and Saudi Arabia. I must have missed something -- when did our alliances do a complete 180? Sun, 3 Jun 2018 12:59:12 EST We're in an alternate universe <link><BR>ld-trump-kanye-west-jared-kushner-948756 </link> Wed, 30 May 2018 12:29:38 EST We knew this was coming <link><BR>/2018/05/trump-roseanne-tweet/ </link> Wed, 30 May 2018 12:28:21 EST I can't Now trump is blaming the Democrats for his administration's policy of taking children from their parents at the border! That is such a flagrant lie, you have to wonder why he even bothers. <BR> <BR> And there's more. Not only has the government lost track of approximately 1,500 of these children, but NPR has confirmed that some of them were released to human traffickers. If this doesn't constitute "crimes against humanity," I have no idea what does. Sun, 27 May 2018 12:54:30 EST Summit cancelled So trump chickened out of the summit with Kim. Darn, so many people wanted those commemorative coins! <BR> <BR> I guess this blows his Nobel Peace Prize to smithereens. Although, let's be honest. He only wanted one because President Obama has one. Fri, 25 May 2018 09:28:47 EST Be careful what you demand! I won't even go into what kind of brass it takes to DEMAND that the Justice Department do anything. All I'm gonna say is, be careful. Because they're way more likely to find all the dirt you've been trying to keep buried. Sun, 20 May 2018 19:27:12 EST About those points This strikes me as being similar to "every vote counts"! <BR> <BR> When you wonder why we have two liberal teams who are very active, and yet, again this month we are in second and third place in points, here's a simple illustration. One new go-getter joined the conservative team, and BOOM, we are no longer in first place. Here are some screenshots from last weekend for comparison. <BR> <BR> Us: <BR> <img src="">... Sat, 19 May 2018 22:54:16 EST Grrr... So now Mango Mussolini wants to rebuild North Korea, and wants to bolster a struggling telecom company in China. It's so nice to know Puerto Rico is fully rebuilt so that we have the time and the resources for this...oh, wait... Mon, 14 May 2018 12:45:52 EST Are you freaking kidding me? Now 45 is saying that in addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, he deserves a third term! He's barely a third of the way into the first term and botching that badly. This life form's ego is unbelievable. Sun, 13 May 2018 15:00:20 EST Let us pray <link><BR>ons/who-says-president-trump-doesnt-ha<BR>ve-a-prayer/2018/05/04/013eafc6-4fd4-1<BR>1e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html?utm_t<BR>erm=.4540c9b386a9 </link> Sun, 6 May 2018 10:14:03 EST Why Trump hates Rod Rosenstein From his Wikipedia entry: <BR> <BR> He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in economics, summa cum laude in 1986. <BR> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Summa. <BR> Cum. <BR> Freaking Laude. <BR> <BR> Trump struggled through two years at Fordham and managed to graduate with no distinction from U Penn, two years ... Fri, 4 May 2018 21:15:47 EST ...and another one's gone... <link><BR>ics/trump-ty-cobb/index.html </link> Wed, 2 May 2018 13:24:15 EST He said what? I thought even Pence couldn't be this stupid. Apparently I was wrong. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ics/mike-pence-joe-arpiao/index.html </link> Wed, 2 May 2018 12:55:27 EST Sigh This morning I posted an article on some progressive pages I belong to. Bunches of them have labeled the article as "fake" and even "Russian propaganda," although it was confirmed by both Reuters and MSN. Well, if I get banned from Facebook I'll know what happened. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:59:02 EST The Cosby verdict I grew up on Bill Cosby. When I was a kid I could quote Noah's Ark almost from memory. And when I was in college my then-fiance and I saw him live at Magic Mountain in Los Angeles County. We laughed so hard, we had to help each other walk out of the amphitheater. <BR> <BR> So It makes me absolutely sick to hear what a monster he turned out to be, by his own admission. I can barely even stand to hear his name any more. I hope he spends what few years he has left in a prison cell. Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:10:06 EST The Religious "Right" in a nutshell <link><BR>22 </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:56:49 EST From the Washington Post Swallow your drink before you read this. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/compost/wp/2018/04/26/fox-friends-stu<BR>ck-with-donald-trump-for-all-eternity/<BR>?utm_term=.3865586f5539 </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:47:45 EST Any Twitter Resisters <BR> Any TWITTER Resisters .... <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:40:49 EST Only 53? The commentary is hilarious. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ics/donald-trump-fox-interview/index.html </link> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:12:46 EST Enough rope I knew trump would hang himself someday constantly running his mouth. After endlessly denying knowing anything about the Stormy Daniels payoff and saying Cohen didn't represent him in that deal, yesterday on Fox &amp; Friends (by phone) he said exactly the opposite. It didn't take federal prosecutors a whole two hours to pounce on it. <BR> <BR> HOWEVER, he also said that he want to use "his" Justice Department to go after his enemies and protect his friends. That's not how it works in Americ... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:33:41 EST Silly question I've heard several commentators ask why trump's lawyers "act as if he's guilty." <BR> <BR> Uh...because he is? Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:44:31 EST Traditional Irish anti-NRA protest song Absolutely freaking brilliant! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lOkf3mU </link> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:46:23 EST Rats of a feather Giuliani has joined the trump legal team. I guess they run in packs. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:05:40 EST I just want to say this Sean Hannity comes as close as anyone ever could to making me ashamed to be Irish-American. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:12:10 EST Proudest moment of my life My son Frank is 100% disabled (see profile picture). He's in a care home about 50 miles from the nursing facility I'm in. <BR> <BR> When he was a teenager (he's in his late thirties now) there was talk of possibly registering him to vote (which sadly never happened. Due to his inability to speak clearly, it was feared his choices couldn't be communicated clearly or possibly not respected.). When the possibility came up I told him, "You have a choice to make, and it's a big responsibility. Yo... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:19:55 EST Ya think? Delving into my Facebook settings, I discovered they have me classified as "very liberal." Gee, what gave THAT away? <BR> <BR> That said, I have no clue why FB keeps suggesting teams that SUPPORT trump. Do they see the name in my posts and just figure I'll be a fan? Not so much. And I've bee a proud California blue-stater all my life. No offense to anyone in the South, but I'm not likely to join any teams called Southern Rebel Rednecks. Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:14:14 EST If I understand correctly... The U.S. launched an air strike on Syria to punish Assad for attacking his own people. Meantime, the king of Saudi Arabia represses and murders HIS people left and right, but trump can't fawn on him adoringly enough. Do I have that right? Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:30:57 EST I don't know about anybody else... But since the Cohen raid I've been having more fun than I've had in YEARS. Kicked the doors down? God, I'm loving it. I suspect Cohen will sing grand opera at the slightest hint of a chance to save his own miserable hide. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:35:49 EST I networked the candidates I networked some of the candidates to talk to our local young couple who are the party representatives for the Dems. Candidate forum out here in the hinterlands! Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:09:37 EST Ah, it all makes sense's about oil. <link><BR>ears-ears-national-monument.html </link> <BR> <BR> I had been wondering why Bears Ears was targeted to be "downsized" as a park/national monument. How much you wanna bet the schools never see a dime of money out of it either? Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:17:20 EST AND the Children Will Lead Them (Gun Safety NOW) <BR> I am sooooooo Proud of our FUTURE TOMORROWs <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:38:23 EST MUELLER TIME !!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:23:12 EST An interesting article on the payoff <link><BR>wp/2018/02/14/trumps-lawyer-confirmed-<BR>the-stormy-daniels-payment-whats-consp<BR>icuously-absent-any-denial-that-trump-<BR>was-involved/?utm_term=.48e13cff246e </link> <BR> <BR> Michael Cohen admits he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000. <BR> <BR> He used his own personal funds to "facilitate a payment." He never actually says that he PAID her with his own money. <BR> <BR> Neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Corporation reimbursed him, but... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:07:51 EST WaPo has annotated memo <link><BR>wp/2018/02/02/the-full-nunes-memo-anno<BR>tated/?utm_term=.07f29494ce3a </link> <BR> <BR> Amidst the confusion, it's helpful to have some handynotes on what's in "the memo". At least we're all liberals here and 1) CAN READ, as well as 2) WILL READ. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 3 Feb 2018 22:32:49 EST Former Hippies Put in Position of Rooting for FBI <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former hippies across the United States have been put in the unbearable position of rooting for the F.B.I., hippies have confirmed. <BR> <BR> From Vermont to California, erstwhile hippies bemoaned a nightmare scenario that has forced them to side with a law-enforcement agency they have despised since the Summer of Love. <BR> <BR> “I always dreamed I’d spend... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 19:53:40 EST Nailbiting over McCabe leaving This whole thing had my stomach churning, but a couple of articles made me think maybe this isn't the death knell I thought it was? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>737140/-Freaked-out-by-yesterday-s-news </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the tweetstorm profiled in the article. <BR> <BR> <BR> Stressing out about the day's news? <BR> <BR> This may help. <BR> <BR> A shortie on the doings at the FBI. <BR> 1/ <BR> Earlier today, it was announced that FBI Deputy Director An... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:28:51 EST instead of watching the orange nighmare tonight... It's national plan your vacation day: <BR> <BR> Spring 2018: Long weekend to Mammoth Caves, Kentucky <BR> Summer 2018: Colorado camping trip with the niece and her family <BR> Fallish 2018: Key West with the hubs <BR> Summer 2019: Alaska with the nephew and niece-in-law <BR> <BR> <BR> ps. I'm a national park junkie Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:50:21 EST Proud of my new rep In MN this has been happening more often. Elected GOP reps are refusing to meet or hold town halls. So groups are hosting their own, inviting their rep, and when they don't show/decline the invite, they have a rep from another district come and listen/take notes/host the event. My new rep (since we moved) is Ellison. He has done this in several districts now. At the state and federal level many DFL officials are doing this to make up for the lack of care and concern by the gop. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:58:54 EST How do they get all those SparkPoint ts?!?!?!?! So I'm looking at the Conservative team's Leaderboards and I'm literally shouting at the screen "How in the heck do you AVERAGE 365 points a day here PDSLIM?????" <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> Found this thread on the message boards: <BR> <link><BR>messageboard.asp?imparent=44035852&amp<BR>;imboard=5 </link> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em>... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:04:18 EST 17 Good Things in 17 In the tradition of "keeping hope alive" I'm posting this link to a WaPo article: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ood-things-that-happened-in-2017/2017/<BR>12/21/25950dda-e02a-11e7-89e8-edec1637<BR>9010_story.html?utm_term=.1bd3833be922 </link> <BR> <BR> 1. Both the world and U.S. economies continued to grow <BR> <BR> 2. With the help of thousands of U.S. troops, the “caliphate” of the Islamic State was defeated and destroyed <BR> <BR> 3. Women who ... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:43:48 EST Doug Jones wins in Alabama One of the reddest states in the Union just elected a Democrat who successfully prosecuted members of the KKK. Just let that sink in,,, Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:56:59 EST Part of the problem I donated to Doug Jones' Senate campaign even though I don't live or vote in Alabama. From then to now, I've been besieged with emails practically demanding more money. One from James Carville even said, "Why are you checking your emails when you should be donating to Doug Jones?" Ignoring the fact that I already DID donate to Doug Jones! <BR> <BR> If that's the attitude toward people who have already donated, I'm surprised anyone would donate. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:16:41 EST Oh, the Irony This is SO delicious. <BR> <BR> "Obama dominated Twitter in 2017 with 3 of the most popular tweets — and Trump had none" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>opular-tweets-trump-had-none-2017-12 </link> <BR> <BR> Including this beauty: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:48:47 EST The Tax Giveaway - Now What? After you finish your morning Scream At The Sky, take a deep breath and start calling your representative in the House. Over and over. Convince every friend you have to do the same. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>720394/-Civics-101-Republicons-applaud<BR>ed-like-they-did-something-but-this-is<BR>-NOT-OVER-NEXT-STEPS-HERE </link> <BR> <BR> More discussion on what needs to happen in committee for this p.o.s. to pass and get to President Dumpsterfire's desk: <BR> <... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:27:19 EST The Canary Chorus Flynn was allowed to plead guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. A bail agreement has been reached with Manafort. <BR> <BR> This all tells me just one thing -- they're both rolling over on trump and his cronies. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:41:06 EST Grrr... So when supposedly "honoring" Navajo Code Talkers from WWII, trump made a nasty reference to Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" again. All while standing under a portrait of Andrew Jackson, whose policies resulted in the Trail of Tears, among other atrocities. <BR> <BR> Was he truly too stupid to know what an insult it was? Or was it calculated disrespect? Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:09:35 EST Fight for Net Neutrality Let's all commit to HAMMERING THE FCC WITH CALLS AND EMAILS AND FAXES. That slimy corporate shill, Ajit Pai, is barreling down the road to removing the net neutrality rules that activists fought SO hard for just 3 years ago! <BR> <BR> This move benefits NO ONE except for the biggest internet providers, and harms everyone else. <BR> <BR> Freepress has been fighting this hard. If you'd like more information on what it's about and how to help, it's worth it to check out their site: <BR> <BR>... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:54:19 EST So apparently... It's perfectly fine to be a child molester as long as you're a Republican. If I hear any more references to Christianity or "values" come out of their lying, sanctimonious mouths, I just might blow a gasket. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:09:36 EST Postcards to voters Have you folks seen this site? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's a little top-heavy to get signed up, but it's a really great grassroots idea to connect with voters in important races. Even if you can't go door to door canvassing, you can use your creativity to reach out to registered voters with a reminder and an encouragement to vote. <BR> <BR> I signed up to write for the Doug Jones campaign. I just got my "verification" email, so hopefully I can g... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:03:12 EST Another day... ...another mass shooting. And our so-called leader says it's not a gun issue but a mental health issue. And Congress limits its response to the usual "thoughts and prayers." Or in other words, nothing. <BR> <BR> This town lost 4% of its population! One family lost EIGHT MEMBERS! And still, under the hideously misnamed Patriot Act, it's not terrorism because the shooter was a home-grown, white Protestant. Let's see: Muslim shooter, ban Muslims. Hispanic shooter, build a wall. Black shooter, ... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 14:20:31 EST Papa Johns so I guess Papa Johns doesn't care for the free market Sat, 4 Nov 2017 09:28:43 EST Gotta rant Oh my God, I am so angry, I'm shaking. This lily white racist on my low carb team periodically says things I don't agree with and I usually call her on it, but she's over the line this time. <BR> <BR> One regular poster said this: <BR> <BR> "On a lighter note, news-wise - they said on the news tonight that Massachusetts wants to move to a different time zone because they want to attract more Millennials. Seems the Millennials don't like the long, cold winter nights in Massachusetts. I guess... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 14:32:04 EST A beautiful morning in America Paul Manafort, who swore up and down he was not, never, no way, uh-uh going to be indicted is the first to fall. The top count is "conspiracy against the United States," otherwise known as treason. Let's hope he makes like a canary and sings his rotten little heart out against trump. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:18:03 EST As you sow... trump has disrespected the military and our veterans since the day he became a candidate. But since he took office, the military has shown that they have no intention of jumping when he snaps his fingers. The Commandants of the Coast Guard and Air Force said they have no intention of enacting the ban on transgender enlistments. Now trump has ordered the Air Force to "un-retire" retired pilots. The Air Force has said it will not. <BR> <BR> This may be what saves us from a war. It's very hard ... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:03:30 EST No words After twelve days of silence trump decides to say something about the four Green Berets killed in Niger. His comment? How other Presidents, especially President Obama, never contacted the families of the fallen. A minute later he said he didn't know if President Obama had or not. (In fact, President Obama went to the Air Force base to welcome the fallen home). <BR> <BR> Then, as if that isn't enough, he told the pregnant widow of one of them that "he knew what he signed up for." Now he says ... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:13:28 EST Colin Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL Unions may be increasingly toothless, but this is an excellent use of the grievance process: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nswers-about-colin-kaepernicks-grievance </link> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:28:33 EST So over it His one and only tweet about the California fires? He sent "warm regards!" I'm guessing California won't see a penny of federal relief funds, since my home state had the nerve to stand up to trump at every turn. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:18:45 EST I can't even... 45's trip to Puerto Rico wasn't a train wreck, it was a nuclear reactor meltdown! He tells Puerto Rico "you've thrown our budget out of whack." Then he says at least it wasn't a "real catastrophe like Katrina." And just to frost this particularly nauseating cake, he throws rolls of paper towels to the crowd like he's playing Fetch with a dog. He left me at a loss for pejoratives, which NEVER happens to me. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:26:48 EST Go Golden State Warriors Guess who just became a basketball fan? Yup. I've officially become a fan of the NBA, and how the Golden State Warriors responded has made them a target of my adoration and support. <BR> <BR><BR>tate-warriors-steph-curry-donald-trump<BR>-white-house-visit-official-statement-<BR>nba-champions Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:50:40 EST This has to be a bad dream So now trump has threatened, in front of the United Nations, to obliterate North Korea. Never mind that in so doing he would destroy much if not all of South Korea, one of our staunchest allies in Asia. <BR> <BR> I keep thinking that I'm going to wake up any minute and Barack Obama will still be President. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:04:08 EST New Representatives So, hubby and I are moving in the next 3-9 months. We will be leaving our smallish, almost rural community in a very red county of Minnesota to Minneapolis, an urban, overwhelmingly blue city, county, and district. I was researching the representatives in the area and I am so excited about the possible state level people and SUPER excited about moving into Keith Ellison's district. I am currently in Tom Emmer's and he is a huge *(*$$#&amp;^*_)@!W&amp;#E*#(@((*@&amp;#E!&<BR>amp;^@^$E Yup, he i... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:25:21 EST Can you hear me now? So now trump is claiming that he tried for three days to phone the President of Mexico after their earthquake but couldn't get through because of "bad cell phone service." <BR> <BR> Does he seriously think anybody but his core followers believe that? He didn't call because it didn't involve him. I'm actually pretty sure he had to have his arm twisted rather tightly to visit Texas and Florida. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:27:44 EST Rachel & Hillary OMG!!! Listening to Hillary being interviewed by Rachel is confirming all my fears!!!!! I want off this planet!!!! Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:23:57 EST Every day... Every day I think, sure I want Mueller to get it right and make it stick...but come on, can't this go faster? We need to be rid of the toddler in the WH. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:33 EST A tough day for this football fan Since I was in junior high I have been a football fan. I live in MN and was raised by a family who loved football and were Vikings fans because we live in MN. In my early years I was a fan of the NY Giants because I had a cousin playing for them. In the years since I was a vikings fan, but I also picked a team to be a fair weather fan. I spent sundays watching football for almost all of my adult life. And then in 2014 Adrian Peterson was charged with and plead guilty to child abuse. Seeing ho... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:18:24 EST DACA I've been frustrated with the "right" and #45 since before the election. I am finding myself really appalled about the repeal of DACA and how I am seeing many from the "right" respond. I guess I am pretty lucky that most of my fb posts go unnoticed or at least not commented on. A friend tends to share a lot of what I post and he has a LOT of conservative friends (in our very white, very conservative county it isn't surprising). <BR> <BR> He shared a post of mine about DACA and how 90+% of t... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:06:02 EST Psych! I read this morning that there's been back-channel communications between trump and Kim all along, and that this whole thing was staged to keep their respective bases quiet. If this is true -- and I wouldn't put it past either of them -- my contempt for both of them has grown exponentially. <BR> <BR> Meantime, now trump is threatening to invade Venezuela. Their society and economy are a disaster, but since when is that grounds for war? Who's next, Antarctica? <BR> <BR> The sooner this lunat... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:15:33 EST It begs the question So trump is taking a two and a half week vacation because he's exhausted from all the hard work he's done since January (insert rude snort here). And some Russian oligarch is vacationing at or near the same hotel. Coincidence much? <BR> <BR> But guess who ISN'T going on vacation? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:16:10 EST Hi! from Missouri I'm Jane and I'm so glad I found this group! I was hunting around for a group of like minded folks that was still active. I belong to a feminist group but there are very few posts. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my DH and I moved to St. Charles, Missouri from Chicago a couple of years ago. I was very involved in progressive causes there and I feel a bit like I've landed in Oz. I had been on SP before. After two deaths in my family last year, then the election, my weight and blood pressure were way up. S... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:43:40 EST It just doesn't stop Now slimeball Kushner will be allowed to "testify" behind closed doors without oath. I don't know why they're even bothering. <BR> <BR> And this morning comes the wonderful news that 45 has suggested that he might replace Sessions with Rudy Giuliani! Sessions has neither been fired nor resigned yet. I seriously dislike him, but I can't stomach Giuliani. I wonder if trump's "suggestion" was meant to scare Sessions back in line? I certainly wouldn't put it past him. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:05:02 EST He is a complete moron his "people" should really prep him better if he is going to do interviews...geesh <BR> <BR> This would be hilarious if he weren't sitting in the WH <BR> <BR> <link><BR>health-insurance-comments/ </link> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:20:27 EST OMG! Things are changing in DC Late night breaking news Monday night: 2 more Repugs are going to vote NO to Trump care. Rachel broke the news and it felt SOOOO good to see McConnell be stymied. He'll announce it to the press at noon (DC time) Tuesday. Back to the drawing board. Worth watching. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:38:34 EST A sharp right into Wonderland So now 45 has said that the wall has to be fifty feet high and transparent or equipped with viewports so Americans won't be clocked by sixty pound bags of drugs being thrown over from the Mexican side. Where do I even begin? (I wish to God I could say this is satire, but he actually said it.) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:38:36 EST " JIM " Has anybody heard RUMP mention....."MY GOOD FRIEND, JIM"? Apparently, RUMP keeps talking about his BFF "JIM"; BUT.....NOBODY seems to know WHO this "JIM" IS! <BR> Could RUMP have an "IMAGINARY FRIEND"? <em>40</em> <em>20</em> <em>18</em> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:34:04 EST Is that a confession? Maybe I'm jaundiced (okay, I'm totally jaundiced), but 45's tweets from G20 sound awfully like a confession to treason. And his idea of a joint cyber-security operation with Russia? Why not a joint henhouse security force with foxes? Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:27:53 EST Poker tells I can only bear hearing the Twaddler in Chief's voice so long....ditto some of the other suspects... so I've taken to watching clips of testimony and such with the sound off (but ideally, with closed captions running). <BR> <BR> Ever noticed how the R Congresspeeps and such look like they've had botox all over? It makes it hard to read them... meanwhile, Jeff Sessions has a silly tell - he thins his lips slighly and pushes the embouchure (area just below the lips) out. <BR> <BR> Ryan (that... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 10:15:09 EST Bonus points Apparently some folks got email notification that these are available again: <BR> <link><BR>bonus_ points.asp </link> <BR> <BR> See? The power of protest at work, lol!! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 12:54:47 EST Unbelieveable, except everything's believeable now I am just gob-smacked. I just now looked at the latest Twit from the Twitter in Chief and am speechless. He is going to get some poor journalist killed and we will have no recourse. He won't be sued over it, he won't have to answer for it. <BR> <BR> I don't want to hear one bit of analysis from the media on this, I just want to hear every single journalist clearly say that he must delete it and apologize. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 18:03:34 EST A new depth of stupid trump actually sent his babyfaced weasel of a son-in-law on a diplomatic mission to the Palestinians. To say it didn't go well is an understatement of massive proportions. Kushner has absolutely NO place in American diplomacy, particularly on a mission as sensitive as this one. The Palestinians are furious, and I don't blame them a bit. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:06:01 EST Better and better! Mueller has hired TWELVE attorneys to work with him investigating trump and Russia. He's actively investigating trump for criminal obstruction of justice. And it looks like Babyface son-in-law has criminal prosecution staring him in the face as well (I've long suspected that he may be the dirtiest one of the bunch). <BR> <BR> Fun times are coming -- be prepared! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:39:11 EST Sessions in session I don't recall. I can't remember. I don't know. If Jeff Sessions' memory is that bad, he has no business holding important public office. But I don't believe he has a bad memory. I think he has a serious attack of the Fifth Amendment. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:03:07 EST So proud of my town! Or, in the vernacular - so prahd a mah tahn! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>amp; </link> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 11:10:39 EST Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning that his practice of sleeping only four hours a day was having no impact whatsoever on his ability to cljjryff. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ort/trump-says-sleeping-only-four-hour<BR>s-a-day-not-affecting-his-ability-to-c<BR>ljjryff?mbid=nl_053117%20Borowitz%20Ne<BR>wsletter%20(1)&amp;CNDID=24413925&amp;<BR>spMailingID=11153685&amp;spUserID=MTMz<BR>MTgyMzk1MjAxS0&amp;spJobID=11626789... Wed, 31 May 2017 14:12:23 EST In other news... <img src=""> Sun, 21 May 2017 11:56:41 EST Knock knock! Knock knock! Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:10:36 EST Who elected her? It's been announced that Ivanka will have her own office in the West Wing and full security clearance. I don't remember seeing her name anywhere on the ballot. What exactly was she elected to? <BR> <BR> Presidents of both parties have had adult children and NONE of them ever had security clearance. This is pure horse-hockey. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:37:05 EST I don't know about you... ...but I'm sick to death of subsidizing the trump family's lavish lifestyle! We could subsidize Meals on Wheels for a year for what one of his golf weekends costs. And don't even start me on Melania's refusal to move into the White House. So many valuable programs could easily be paid for with the money these leeches are wasting. <BR> <BR> Okay, rant over -- for the moment. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:36:54 EST Getting active locally Has anyone gotten involved with local action groups? I'm actually starting to feel a little over-extended and am wondering if I should narrow my focus a bit. <BR> <BR> After the election I was desperate to get involved in some meaningful way, and for a few weeks there it didn't seem like there was anything much to join, particularly at a local level. And now it's almost overwhelming! <BR> <BR> I follow at least 6 or 7 local groups on Facebook, and have attended meetings or marches with most... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:40:18 EST Any video game players here? I'm a World of Warcraft girl myself, but I play a few other things, both casual and harder core. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 15:37:33 EST The swamp deepens So now Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions were involved in contacts with Russia. This is way beyond Watergate, which was purely domestic. It's long past time this pestilence was removed from office. Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:32:10 EST Timeline of Events on Russia "leaks" This story is getting very convoluted, so I was happy to see an article at Kos simplifying it into a timeline. I excerpt it here for reference, but the full diary (with embedded links) is here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>637528/-WaPo-Pretty-Much-Burns-Mike-Po<BR>mpeo-as-a-Source </link> <BR> <BR> JANUARY 10 <BR> <BR> CNN breaks the story that Donald Trump had been briefed on the existence of an opposition research dossier, which says that Russian intelligen... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:51:53 EST Here we go again So 45 has tweeted that the DNC Chair election was "rigged." I've got to stop asking if he can get any more ridiculous. He seems to take it as a personal challenge. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:12:47 EST It can't happen, but... ...I'd love it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-calls-on-obama-to-run-for-president-<BR>in-france/ar-AAnhSHk?ocid=spartandhp </link> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:50:30 EST Per reliable sources... Credible intelligence reports that the terror attack in Sweden was carried out by the same people responsible for the Bowling Green Massacre. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:09:38 EST Our greatest weapon Let's not underestimate our most potent weapon against trump -- ridicule. Hitler never had to deal with SNL or Twitter. We know trump has no sense of humor whatever, especially about himself. <BR> <BR> Keep laughing at him and showing how ridiculous he is. It'll not only drive him crazy, but it will dispel some of the fear. Despots rely on fear. If we disarm fear with laughter, he can't succeed. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:56:47 EST FEB. 17th BLACK OUT <BR> ~ I am in ~ ... <BR> <BR> ~ NO SHOPPING or buying ANYthing along with not Working) <BR> ~ Friday February 17, 2017~ ...... do what you can.... to #RESIST <BR> (even if you cant keep from going to work - not buying anything should make a big dent and send a clear message - WE the PEOPLE can NOT be silenced) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ricas/donald-trump-general-strike-us-p<BR>resident-day-when-activists-national-f<BR>acebook-twitter-a7558851.html </link> ... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 16:40:50 EST Meme SHARE <img src=""> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 16:23:50 EST Keep the MARCH going... how did you MARCH today ? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> I marched right on over to Twitter... <BR> &amp; posted Factual negative tweets on TWITLER <BR> <BR> and then... I did the same on Face book.... <BR> <BR> <BR> and then... I called my state senators.... to thank them Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken <BR> I am very happy with our Senators... and want them to keep fighting for us.... <BR> <BR> <BR> I am planning on making daily calls ... some where.... <BR> it feels like something I / we can do... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:24:28 EST Women's March Anyone going? My niece is, but my sister and I had been hoping that a local march would be organized. The good news is that one was being organized, the bad news is that it was put together by a lot of inexperienced folks and stirred up no end of ruckus. The good news is that they basically started over and got things back on track, the bad news is that a second group of more experienced organizers have a second march in the works. <BR> <BR> *sigh* Liberals. Is arguing the only thing we're r... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:57:21 EST InAuguration BLACK OUT <BR> who is in ???? <BR> <BR> No News... or anything to do with the inauguration .... <BR> <BR> get them ratings down <em>42</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:33:54 EST "Presidential" Trump I came across this Twitter feed: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It's a parody account of how the President Elect would Tweet if he weren't a thin-skinned adolescent psychopath. The author takes all of Prince Trumperdink's tweets and rephrases them in a mature, reasoned fashion. I can only imagine how difficult it is to find the Presidential in the childish rants. <BR> <BR> It's nice to read them and imagine how much less terrified I'd be if that were reality... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:57:16 EST Starting to feel more hopeful Since there's no use in hiding under the bed for the next two or four years, I've been doing what I can every week to take some positive progressive action. But I gotta be honest, it's still been pretty dispiriting. <BR> <BR> So tonight I followed a link from Daily Kos to MSNBC and Rachel Maddow and she had two great segments. If you haven't watched them I highly recommend them! The first is about "Indivisible" and The Resistance to Trump: <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 23:21:30 EST Indivisible: A Practical Guide... ...for Resisting the Trump Agenda. <BR> <BR> Created by former congressional staffers who have firsthand experience of the rise of the Tea Partiers. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Good reading for all members of The Resistance! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:46:44 EST "Thank you, Hillary" blog I found this blog linked on Daily Kos and thought it was beautifully stated: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ou-hillary/ </link> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:13:11 EST Checking in ..Monitoring STRESS (0 low - 10 high) <BR> Monitoring STRESS LEVEL (0 low - 10 high) <BR> <BR> (no Stress) 0 --------------------10 (exteme Stress) <BR> <BR> keeping track of ones stress level... <BR> can help to Identify how stressed out we are <BR> Stress can cause a LOT of unhealthy habits... <BR> <BR> <BR> keeping track of my Stress has helped me... <BR> <BR> I find doing an individual check in... Helps to lower my stress <BR> when I am @ a 5 <BR> Its time for me to change focus... (or channel.. if watching news)... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:19:07 EST Trump Traumatic Stress Disorder I have PTSD... and a lot of my symptoms have reoccured <BR> since this election cycle started... <BR> It is much more than just the Stages of Grief.... <BR> <BR> I found this article and it explains a lot of what I and others have been going through... I though I would share with the group... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ican-women-suffering-trump-traumatic-s<BR>tress-disorder.html </link> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:34:41 EST Hi, Deby here HI My name is Deby... and I am new to the Team.... <BR> <BR> I am Spiritual Rather Than Religious. <BR> I am an AMERICAN Liberal Dem. &amp; an EQUALIST. <BR> <BR> I have PTSD.... and was pretty stable...until this Election... <BR> a lot of my severe symptoms have returned..... <BR> I am finding I am Really struggling at not stuffing myself with foods... <BR> <BR> I am happy I found this Team... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:34:47 EST new...hello Hi everyone........I'm restarting Spark People from a failed start a while back and was desperate to find some like minded folks for mutual support. Please feel free to friend me and we can cheer each other on....... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:36:31 EST Blue Superpowers, Anyone? I'm one of the people that this decision by those who voted could actually kill... female, disabled, reliant on a pension, not in agreement with the outcome. <BR> <BR> I've actually already been living to some extent with this sort of thing - one of our neighboring towns had a wildlife refuge taken over by armed militia who went in, threatened the community, forced folks from their homes in the dead of winter... and so on. So I've had more time than some of you to deal with what this could m... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:47:02 EST Michelle <em>26</em> Incredible speech today by Michelle Obama! If you missed it, google it and listen. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:56:35 EST What more do they need? So now Rump brags about how he can get away with sexual assault because he's famous and "so good looking" (his actual words.) And the Trumpkins keep defending him! Some people are so stupid! Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:22:03 EST Yeah, THAT'S gonna happen. NOT. Beware, critics and disparagers! The all-seeing oracle Omarosa has declared that the day is coming when you "will all bow down to President Trump." I guess we're doomed, right? Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:17:14 EST Say what? My roommate here is a CNn junkie (and a Republican). She turned it on about seven this morning. The most recent police shootings were under discussion. It's a good thing I'm stuck lying down, because they played a clip of Rump giving a measured, completely appropriate statement about the Tulsa case. Of course, he promptly took another swan-dive right off the deep end, but I wouldn't have thought him capable of even that little. <BR> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:47:10 EST Enough is enough Trump said that Hillary's Secret Service detail should be disarmed and "let's see what happens." This is at least the second threatening statement he's made against her. If you or I made a threat against a candidate, we'd be in federal prison by now. Why isn't he? Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:37:56 EST Hillary's health Pneumonia is not to be messed with (and I've had it twice so I know), but for crying out loud! The Repubs are floating everything from lung cancer to leprosy. She's 68 and keeps a schedule that would floor most twenty-somethings. Isn't she entitled to be sick once in awhile? Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:49:47 EST I can't stop laughing... I hope this link know it's bad when you attend someone else's roast and end up being completely destroyed! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ry_fbid=1282580261761517&amp;id=115049<BR>898514565 </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 15:31:47 EST Phyllis Schlafly dies She passed yesterday at the age of 92. I will never celebrate the death of any human being but there are those I also can't mourn. She is definitely in the latter category. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 14:36:41 EST Meeting Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday My husband and I are doing a phone bank with Chelsea on Wednesday in State College, Pa. Should be exciting! <BR> Chris Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:47:52 EST Why is this a problem? Marco Gutierrez, founder of Latinos for Trump (that's kind of like Zebras For Lions, isn't it?) has said that if Trump's immigration policies aren't enacted, "you'll have taco trucks on every corner." <BR> <BR> He says this like that would be a bad thing! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 14:00:58 EST Trump goes to Mexico How much do you suppose we'd have to pay them to keep him? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:35:23 EST Why does Rump hate America so much? Nice opinion piece... <BR> <link><BR>ion-2016/1.736809 </link> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:26:04 EST Donald Trump in mean girls Funny video goof. You have to scroll down on the page to get to the video. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/552562/watch-this-hilarious-donald-tr<BR>ump-mean-girls-video.html </link> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:49:53 EST Watching history Just watched the roll call that nominated Hillary. It's a moment I've hoped for my entire life but didn't think I'd ever see. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:34 EST Michelle Obama's speech I thought her speech was great. What did you think? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:13 EST Interesting article in New Yorker magazine<BR>04/america-tyranny-donald-trump.html Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:58:55 EST So it's Pence Apparently Rump is picking Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Great. A repressive religious nut. Just what we need. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:09:58 EST I'm still laughing Did anyone else enjoy Ruth Bader Ginsberg's takedown of Rump as much as I did? Don't tangle with Notorious RBG! Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:33:11 EST Time to move on, people The (Republican) director of the FBI found no grounds for criminal charges in the email "scandal." So it's time to discuss something else. But I don't expect the Repubs to stop whining any time soon. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 17:37:06 EST Rump strikes again. I am not a British subject and figured I didn't know enough to form an educated opinion on the exit vote -- until Rump cheered its passage. So I'm totally against it. Meantime, I see he stuffed his $5,000 Italian loafer in his mouth yet again (apparently nobody told him Scotland voted against it). <BR> <BR> On a totally frivolous side note, Scotland and Northern Ireland are both talking about possibly leaving the UK in light of the vote. If Northern Ireland does leave, I wonder if I'll see m... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:08:30 EST Is it just me? Does anybody else wonder if Trump is mentally ill? I don't just mean his horrific views. Given what he says and does, I wonder if he isn't clinically insane. Thoughts, anyone? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:57:13 EST I'm here! I haven't had access to a computer since February. Getting a tablet soon and I'll be a regular again. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:52:00 EST My Candidate for President In the interests of keeping this, "an enjoyable forum for the free exchange of ideas, not a battleground," might I very politely and respectfully request that you give some due consideration to my candidate for President of These United States? <BR> <BR> Please take a look at Frank Underwood, 2016. Listen, learn, love. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> President Underwood and I thank you for your support. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:27:46 EST #WorstRe sponders <link><BR>-stewart-shames-congress-worst-responders </link> <BR> <BR> I challenge every one of you to contact your own senators and Mitch McConnell using this hashtag and demand that they pass a full and ongoing funding of the Zagroga Act to take care of 9/11 first responders. <BR> <BR> It's the only right choice. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 11:55:38 EST Soooooo.... What are your thoughts on the "presidential" candidates? <em>334</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 20:19:45 EST Charleston So Rick Perry calls the massacre of nine innocent churchgoers an "accident." Ted Cruz cracks jokes about it barely a day later. The NRA says it's the pastor's fault for voting for gun controls (the pastor was among the victims). And the Right Wing is doing its level best to day race had nothing to do with it, despite the shooter's explicit writing that it did. What a disgrace. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 02:20:57 EST PHONE CALL Jeb Bush, JR. called my house, inviting me to attend a PERSONAL APPEARANCE his father, Jeb Bush, SR. will be making in Miami Dade. <BR> Jeb SR. will be making an "important announcement"! <BR> <BR> The ONLY "ANNOUNCEMENT" I would be interested in hearing from JEB BUSH, or ANY OTHER MEMBER of the "SHRUB" KLAN, is that they are "GETTING OUT OF POLITICS PERMANENTLY"!!!!! <BR> <BR> Since it is DOUBTFUL THAT would be his "important message", I SHAN'T BE ATTENDING! <em>18</em> <em>20</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:58:34 EST Vice President Biden's son passes away <link><BR>/05/30/e1ac5a2a-0731-11e5-a428-c984eb0<BR>77d4e_story.html?postshare=8581433038596137 </link> Sat, 30 May 2015 22:29:44 EST Ireland ratifies marriage equality Eireann go brach! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sides-say-ireland-has-voted-to-legaliz<BR>e-gay-marriage/21186559/?icid=maing-gr<BR>id7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3<BR>D-1715724285 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 May 2015 18:44:28 EST Are you ready for this? I loathe boxing, but this I just might watch. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2015/05/15/406986457/mitt-romney-to-fi<BR>ght-evander-holyfield-you-read-that-right </link> Sat, 16 May 2015 02:34:17 EST The Transpacific Pacific Plot Not sure which way I should swing on this trade agreement that is being "fast tracked." My senator says the President has traditionally been given power over trade agreements and this is just a continuation of that. Robert Reich says there are too many clauses that are hurtful to working people plus some language that could let foreign countries prevent something going on in our courts. Way too confusing. Thoughts? <BR> Sat, 9 May 2015 16:57:17 EST Look like he is running in 2016 <link><BR>-sanders-calls-hillary-clinton-foundat<BR>ion-money-112154137--abc-news-topstories.html </link> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:53:36 EST Yet, he's more focused on HIllary.... Seems like he has other things to worry about... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-paul-son-dui/index.html </link> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:58:13 EST Oh that darn Rand Paul!!!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-ban-wants-nothing-to-do-rand-paul-tel<BR>ls-him-to-remove-sunglasses-from-campa<BR>ign-store/ </link> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:55:12 EST I've never heard of him.... I call myself pretty savvy when it comes to politics...have you guys heard of him? If so, what do you think of him and his chances? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ln-chafees-2016-run-might-matter-more-<BR>than-117110262201.html </link> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:54:18 EST Get ready for the sharks.... I am waiting on Hillary to officially announce today....the good ole boys over at the GOP are already attacking....wimps!!! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:41:06 EST The President at Selma Here are the video and transcript of President Obama's brilliant speech in Selma. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sident-obama-delivers-his-most-profoun<BR>d-speech-ever-at-selma-anniversary-tra<BR>nscriptvideo/ </link> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 22:39:13 EST Good Morning Hi, <BR> My name is Lee - a little about me....I am a mom of twin girls that just started college this year, married 23 longgg years and a compliance officer at a large mental health center in ft. Lauderdale Florida. And, as I'm sure someone here can relate, packed on the pounds through all my ups and downs in life. Started and started about every diet, plan, you name it. What I really seek is a lifestyle and habit change that makes me feel good and in control. Not to mention that in October ... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:49:18 EST I keep saying they can't get any more stupid... ...but they always prove me wrong. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-lawmaker-sees-cancer-fungus?cid=sm_fb<BR>_maddow </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-swanson-begs-you-not-buy-communist-le<BR>sbian-girl-scout-cookies </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>epublicans-want-to-criminalize-teachin<BR>g-about-harmful-books/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blicans-stomac... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:41:40 EST The Republican clown car Looking at the Republican prospects just makes me shake my head. Are they kidding? Are they TRYING to make it easy for us? Or are they really that arrogant and dense? Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:43:34 EST Shall we discuss 2016? I have been pondering some of the reasons I am fed up with Obama and Hillary Clinton. They are both what I call "banksters"--people who are so tied up with Wall Street and the oligarchy, that I barely trust them anymore. <BR> <BR> I know that 2016 will likely be another Clinton/Bush race: but is there anyone else who feels as if the mainstream Democratic party has strayed from its ideals of the past? Democrats have really lost their direction by chasing Wall Street corrupt money. Electio... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 20:52:36 EST FLA. GOV. DEBATE Tonight, 2 candidates who are running for GOVERNOR in FL., Rick Scott & Charlie Crist , were set to DEBATE at 7 PM. <BR> There were a few RULES, including.....NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES. <BR> Charlie Crist had a "FAN" in his podium. RICK SCOTT REFUSED TO COME ON STAGE BC OF IT! When the debate started, NEITHER candidate was at their podium. <BR> Charlie Crist DID walk on stage & begin talking. SEVERAL minutes later, Rick Scott finally appeared! I guess he CALMED DOWN from his "FAN TANTRUM"! <... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:27:53 EST Stupid is as stupid does, sir <link><BR>-palin-wants-bring-truth-1400-pennsylv<BR>ania-avenue </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EST Rick Perry's felony indictment Is anyone else laughing as hard as I am? Couldn't happen to a nicer sleazebag. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:22 EST Add to the boycott list <link><BR>-ceo-water-human-right-privatized.html<BR>?utm_source=MAM </link> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:36:36 EST Scalia's reading of the Constitution <link><BR>alia-women-discrimination-constitution<BR>_n_803813.html </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:27:05 EST The top five conservative hypocrisies <link><BR>orite-conservative-hypocrisies-and-con<BR>tradictions/ </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:46:05 EST Give them hell, Your Honor! <link><BR>ce-ruth-bader-ginsburg-has-ruled-more-<BR>court?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl5%7<BR>Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D495817 </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:41:07 EST A summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:01:57 EST Take it or leave it? Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:46:08 EST The Problem of Fake Christians Great article. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lem-fake-christians.html </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:13:51 EST She sure knows how to pick 'em! <link><BR>-backs-mcdaniel-as-he-seeks-to-unseat-<BR>cochran/20901460/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cm<BR>ain5%7Cdl19%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D482467 </link> Sat, 31 May 2014 12:21:05 EST ‘Incarceration if you’re poor, payment if you’re.. ‘Incarceration if you’re poor, payment if you’re rich’: Reports warn of debtors’ prisons -- <BR> <BR> <BR> An NPR investigation into how judges assess fees and fines to defendants has revealed that many who enter the courtroom essentially end up in “debtor’s prisons.” <BR> <BR> Strictly speaking, the Supreme Court outlawed debtor’s prisons with the 1983 Bearden v. Georgia decision, which held that a judge can only impose a jail sentence for failure to pay if he or she believes the defendan... Fri, 23 May 2014 11:33:52 EST They threw a Tea Party and nobody came <link><BR>uses-happened-29999000-people-didnt-sh<BR>ow-operation-american-spring/ </link> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:30:48 EST So now he's a scientist <link><BR>bio-climate-change_n_5305082.html </link> Mon, 12 May 2014 00:02:31 EST "The greatest country on Earth" <link><BR>od-insecurity_n_5250592.html?139955895<BR>8&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl26%7C<BR>sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D474708 </link> Sat, 10 May 2014 10:52:43 EST Obama skewers Bundy, Boehner <link><BR>ama-cliven-bundy_n_5261270.html?utm_hp<BR>_ref=politics&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5<BR>%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D472171 </link> Sun, 4 May 2014 13:36:22 EST Are we really surprised? <link><BR>pporters-now-know-hes-pro-133625625.html </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:21:05 EST I love seeing bigots get theirs! <link><BR>u%E2%80%99re_leaving_are_you_effing_ki<BR>dding%E2%80%9D_an_anti_gay_bigot_gets_<BR>humiliated/ </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:14:33 EST I'd expect this in Mississippi... ...but New Jersey? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on-Morgan-new-jersey-woman-sues-over-8<BR>theist-license-plate/20871902/?icid=ma<BR>ing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%26<BR>pLid%3D466554 </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:55:03 EST Doesn't Buffalo have enough problems? <link><BR>ump-buy-buffalo-bills/?xid=aol_home&ic<BR>id=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl16%7Csec1_l<BR>nk3%26pLid%3D465095 </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:41:20 EST Guess who's back? <link><BR>yllis-schlafly-equal-pay_n_5154150.html </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:26:25 EST The DEA strikes again <link><BR>a-marijuana-garden-store_n_5128771.html </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EST Demo County Convention -- hopes always high Went to my county convention today. Because I live in a very red state, it is a rare thing for a Democrat to win. <BR> <BR> That can be a bit discouraging, because we have so many good Democratic candidates. <BR> <BR> Oh well, we will keep plugging away. Thanks to Howard Dean, we have a lot more organization that we used to have. President Obama's efforts to continue building state and local Democratic organizations has helped. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'll probably get called to another state ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:10:13 EST What part of "you lose" don't they get? <link><BR>fight-094500415--politics.html </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:40:16 EST Have you seen the Obamacare sticker? Have you see the Obamacare sticker they're offering if you like Obamacare on Facebook? <BR> <BR> I think it's quite clever. Here's the link: <link><BR>ticker/ </link> <BR> <BR> Meahwhile, I've been thinking of who else to talk with about Obamacare, to make sure they got covered. Have you? I've talked with my neighbors, the woman who helps me, and relatives. Most of them already are covered, but I have found a few who didn't think it would work for ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:19:45 EST Sit down and pour yourself a drink <link><BR>sh-limbaugh-childrens-book_n_5008716.html </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:42:23 EST Be careful what you ask for Too funny! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oherty/Donohue-applies-to-march-in-Gay<BR>-Pride-parade-is-accepted-then-withdraws.html </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:00:05 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:13:28 EST Try to not cry when you read this... I know how you all feel about him... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>4/0316/Fred-Phelps-founder-of-rabid-We<BR>stboro-Baptist-Church-said-near-death </link> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:33:44 EST Why didn't I think of this? <link><BR>sif-mandvi-third-world-healthcare_n_49<BR>19304.html </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:12:01 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:53:32 EST I hope he gets every penny <link><BR>e-accident-arrest-victim/?icid=maing-g<BR>rid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl21%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid<BR>%3D446296 </link> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:57:13 EST Preaching to the choir here AND he's a Texan! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>le-hansen-michael-sam-gay-nfl-video_n_<BR>4775165.html </link> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:44:18 EST Sexual assault in the military No one should be allowed to use the uniform of our services as a shield to escape justice. Those who serve our country deserve to be protected from sexual assault, and those who disgrace the uniform need to be punished. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-military-sexual-trauma-victims-pass-t<BR>he-military-justice-improvement-act-s-<BR>967-mjia?recruiter=50286189&utm_campai<BR>gn=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_source=share_petition </link> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:35:52 EST NIcholas Kristof -- another form of inequality. The op-ed piece copied below had me shaking with fury. <BR> <BR> SundayReview|OP-ED COLUMNIST <BR> <BR> 3 Enemas Later, Still No Drugs <BR> JAN. 25, 2014 <BR> <BR> Nicholas Kristof <BR> <BR> <BR> IF you think that protests about overzealous law enforcement are over the top, listen to what unfolded when the police suspected that David Eckert, 54, was hiding drugs in his rectum. <BR> <BR> Eckert is a shy junk dealer struggling to get by in Hidalgo County, N.M. He lives a working-class... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:25:08 EST Rest in pieces! <link><BR>ank-rich-fox-news-new-york_n_4672800.h<BR>tml?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Cs<BR>ec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D435165 </link> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:31:27 EST Sometimes we get it right <link><BR>ople-fight-against-hate_n_4571211.html </link> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:22:48 EST Something to think about <link><BR>ttan_diary/bashing-women-blacks-gays-o<BR>k-phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-debacle-<BR>shows-238225411.html </link> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:00:27 EST 100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican Conservatives are so easy to anger these days. Even the most insignificant statement can set off their tempers. If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest saying the following: <BR> <BR> 1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. <BR> 2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free. <BR> 3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch hunting lunatic. <BR> 4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors. <BR> 5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it. <BR> 6. The Founding ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:58:16 EST Who'd have thought? I give him a lot of credit. Guns and alcohol need to be kept far apart. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>by-keith-restaurant-guns_n_4509745.htm<BR>l?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec<BR>1_lnk3%26pLid%3D424314 </link> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:54:18 EST Who's entitled to what??? And why??? Can't upload pics here, so go see it at my blog... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=sunshine65 </link> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:08:33 EST Dreaming of a white Christmas? <link><BR>ttan_diary/megyn-kelly-says-santa-and-<BR>jesus-are-white-get-used-to-it-video-2<BR>35717751.html </link> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:55:54 EST PLEASE tell me this is a joke <link><BR>2/3010341/scott-walker-christmas-present/ </link> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:35:55 EST Well of course they are!!! <link><BR>stboro-baptist-paul-walker_n_4372468.html </link> <BR> <BR> I mean, what else do they do? They won't even get close enough to be within the city limits of his funeral...jerks... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:16:30 EST Iceland rocks! <link> </link> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:26:54 EST The response is brilliant, but... The questioner so little deserves the privilege of being a parent, the words don't even exist. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>illiantly-handles-a-delusional-homopho<BR>bic-parent/ </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:21:49 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:41:34 EST It's not just a metaphor <link><BR>lity-literally-killing-america# </link> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:01:45 EST I am so furious... My jaw is concrete and I'm having trouble breathing right now. The level of gall is just beyond imagination. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lmart-food-drive_n_4296618.html?icid=m<BR>aing-grid7%7Cmaing15%7Cdl22%7Csec1_lnk<BR>3%26pLid%3D407845 </link> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:03:20 EST I seriously love this guy! <link><BR>13/11/awesome-pope-francis-suspends-bi<BR>shop-bling-turn-home-soup-kitchen/ </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:49:44 EST Do I laugh or gag? <link><BR>-rally-for-second-american-revolution-<BR>to-overthrow-evil-obama/ </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:48:46 EST "Protecting National Symbols" Thoughts on this? Protecting National symbols" was posted as one of the GOP/Conservative Core Values in an earlier post. What do they mean by it? Seriously..during the shut down they screamed because landmarks in DC and National Parks were closed. I live in the DC metro area, and DH and I are hikers, campers, walkers. We spend a lot of our time around National Parks and Landmarks. Do you want to know what the greatest danger to them is on a daily basis? Many of the visitors, that's who. The... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:49:10 EST Big, brave heroes -- NOT <link><BR>y-terrorists-posing-cowboys-threaten-g<BR>un-safety-group/ </link> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:26:05 EST Gob race in NJ & Va. So Christie wins in New Jersey & McAuliffe wins in Va. and another race was won in Georgia by a supposedly moderate republican.....the Tea Party is 0-3? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:21:37 EST I am NOT a fan of GOP idealology but,..... I would really like to understand the real "basics" of the meaningful conservative values. Generally, what are they? <BR> <BR> Please help. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:05:23 EST Tears in my eyes <link><BR>esident-obama-applauds-illinois-for-be<BR>coming-the-15th-freedom-to-marry-st </link> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 21:46:36 EST When even the Washington Times can't stand you... <link><BR>nd-paul-washington-times_n_4222127.html </link> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:30:41 EST Some big hearts in Georgia <link><BR>sexual-teen-kicked-out_n_4182108.html?<BR>icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl10%7Csec1<BR>_lnk3%26pLid%3D400636 </link> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:48:00 EST Sick, sick, sick <link><BR>and-outrage-7-year-olds-halloween-klan<BR>-robes-video/ </link> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:10:34 EST The funniest site on Facebook Oopsie -- please ignore this post. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:01:59 EST At West Point! <link><BR>st-point-wedding_n_4205237.html </link> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:25:33 EST Hmmm, interesting A new commercial for Acura shows a man who, from the back, looks quite a bit like the President. The ad includes the line, "Courage invites critics." I wonder if that was intentional, or if I'm just reading in? Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:40:06 EST She finally got the message! <link><BR>chele-bachmann-iowa_n_4193039.html?ir=<BR>Gay+Voices&ref=topbar </link> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:55:22 EST ACA snafus....ugh! I hate the collective smug look on GOP politician's faces about the difficulties the ACA website is having. I'm also mad at those in charge of the website (not the designers) that didn't anticipate this kind of response. <BR> Do I think Kathleen Sebelius is responsible for the debacle? No.....but she ought to take the blame and all that comes with it, a Capitan must go down with her ship. <BR> <BR> I need someone to tell me it's gonna be okay and that the ACA will be in good graces with the ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:23:20 EST Want a Good Laugh? Somebody stole a two year old's pumpkin...Mom's response: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olen-pumpkin-sign-dc-_n_4171369.html?u<BR>tm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:10:51 EST Obama is a Muslim as Cruz is a Communist? LOL! I saw this poster on FaceBook and I couldn't stop laughing! <BR> <link>http://alwaysquestionauthority.files<BR><BR>1481736275_39064117_n.jpg </link> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:57:09 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:56:48 EST Why must some conservatives "bad mouth" teachers? Is it because they are public employees with unions who typically vote democratic? <BR> <BR> At our local public school they say the pledge every day, have bible study offered, sing the national anthem at school events, teach non-partisan politics/government, allow students to express their religious beliefs without penalty (Ash Wednesday comes to mind), teach both about abstinence and birth control and a whole bunch of other stuff conservatives want their children to learn so WHY bad mouth ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:41:30 EST Have you ever scrutinized a democratic politician? I had made mention that I have a lot of conservative friends and I have yet to hear any of them say a bad word about any of the far right politicians. <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:59:22 EST Lots of Repub loved ones & friends in my life... I live Southwestern Pennsylvania and back in the days of strong unions and American labor this place was as blue as blue can be but the last 20 years or so it's been turning purple-ish but closer to crimson. <BR> <BR> I am a strong supporter of unions and am pro-choice and have been a registered democrat since 1980 but many of my once liberal friends have turned red and even most of my family and my girlfriend is red. It all happened around 2009 and I can't seem to get a straight answer from... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:24:11 EST No surprise here <link><BR>-123611175.html </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:14:32 EST Public alert! If this was anyone but Faux News, I'd think it was a joke. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mbies-hurting-america-fox-news_n_41357<BR>75.html?ref=topbar </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:38:17 EST Karma at its funniest! <link><BR>rlough-back-pay_n_4110860.html?ref=topbar </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:13:23 EST I'm so happy she's sad! <link><BR>chele-bachmann-government-reopening_n_<BR>4115780.html?utm_source=concierge&utm_<BR>medium=onsite&utm_campaign=sailthru%2Bslider%2B </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:11:41 EST So....the GOV'T is now open? What happened? I thought the Repubs were suppose to vote down this measure? Did Cruz fail? Is Boehner a hero? <BR> What gives? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:43:22 EST The term "Blue Dogs" means what exactly? What does this mean in laymen's terms? <BR> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:58:34 EST Funny Ways to Bolox the NSA <link><BR>-protest-the-nsa.html </link> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:47:02 EST I am so not surprised <link><BR>e-the-plumber-racism_n_4090529.html </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:36:58 EST Sign the musical message to John Boehner! <link><BR>m-in?utm_source=sp5787286&utm_medium=e<BR>&sc=sp5787286&refcode=sp5787286&ta= </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:29:25 EST How or meat is processed <link><BR>_saying_a_word_this_6_minute_short_fil<BR>m_will_make_you_speechless/ </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:50:34 EST upset at disgusting ad I know SP relies on add revenue, but there is an add undermining obamacare popping up today that I think undermines the spirit of SP. I would think there would be some limits. As I understand it, this ad is sponsored by one of the Kock brother groups. It is misleading. How do I communicate my concern to the SP administrators? Does this Ad offend anyone else? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:03:29 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:24:15 EST