August 4, 2017

Went to a neighborhood election debrief Sunday after the surreal HRC defeat. Met 3 thirty-something neighbors who voted for Trump, totally welcoming, friendly folks, not at all fringy.

As a life challenged senior, I was amazed such bright, successful thirty-somethings were so low information. We engaged in friendly chat, nice kids. I asked one of the ladies "why?" "Jobs" she smiled, a lovely smile, a newbie to the hood during the current invasion of apartment flipping attracting wealthier whites to move  here displacing those on fixed incomes, immigrants, people of color.

When I told them about all the job bills the Red Menace majority (my new term for nihilist Replutocrats) never even brought to the floor, other obstructinist points, there was no resistance at all, really listening.

After that brief encounter, I understood immediately why they went Red Party... absolutely dense by choice, just repeating fb gossip driven propaganda, Internet fake news. After decades of anti-intellectual assaults on teachers, science, public education...the cultural war...these particular voters are proof of a gossip soaked, rumor has it crisis.

 The struggle continues.

July 31, 2012

Armagettin Outta Here 2012: Today's Menu- Romans 16:17-19

Message to the Mega Christians: Jesus Will Get You for That
 "I urge you brother, be on your guard against the people who are out to stir up disagreements and bring up difficulties against the teaching which you learnt. Avoid them. People of that sort are servants not of our Lord Christ, but of their own greed, and with talk that sounds smooth and reasonable they deceive the minds of the unwary." ( Romans 16:17-19. New Testament of the New Jerusalem Bible)

A former Catholic who now defines herself as a Militant Agnostic*, one thing I remember from Theology studies is that "evil" is a human choice, a perversion/distortion of that which is good and true. And so, here's today's thought from of all places, The Bible, something I literally fell upon today while cleaning my bookshelf.

As we enter the dog days of the 2012 election cycle, once again we are confronted by a counter-revolutionary movement hellbent upon establishing a "Theocratic (Christian) Plutocracy"  in a democratic nation based upon religious tolerance and the separation of church and state. Today, the Republican lead House of Representatives is once again choosing to ignore ready-to-go jobs bills, tax relief for the 98% and instead offering yet another crazy piece of legislation attacking women's health via the abortion issue. Are you kidding me?

I don't know and you don't either.

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November 15, 2010

Fight Club Elephant: Democrats Continue to Punch Themselves In the Face Over Tax Extensions

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Time for we the people's party to call out the Democratic Congress, and make them take a stand for the middle class, unite firmly against tax extensions for the wealthy! The Blue Dogs need to get with the program, the Party, the People and the President and do the right thing before 1/2 of them leave. Are Dems still in denial as to why we voters fired half of the Blue Dogs and Senators this past election? Fear has been their driving force, fear of loss of their own jobs, donors, popularity... and fear is the absolute enemy of the people, for sure.

NOTE: If Dems continue to be silent, flaccid, and gutless, watch out for a 3rd Party coming strong from the left and Independents.

August 12, 2010

Media is the Message Elephant: Time for Gibbs to Take a Pass

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Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod have done a great job handling the "image" of President Obama as far as getting him launched and elected, but both men seem to forget that he is now also the executive leader of the Democratic Party. Time for Gibbs to step aside and let a better image come forth. The Democratic Party exists because of the voters, and the grassroots has had enough of the parenting and scolding. Treat us like adults and stop whining. The Party of the People needs positive reinforcement to deliver another win in November.

Maybe a little diversity in the press room would also help... and I mean women.

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June 24, 2010

Armagettin' Outta Here: Mother Earth Losing Her Life Blood?

My husband is a genius. Not a scientist, just a regular guy, who concluded years ago (after the Oakland CA Earthquake) that maybe.... just maybe all this earthquake activity is related to the removal of oil itself? Creating a honeycomb of empty caverns when oil is extracted, he simply concluded that of course the earth above would quake and collapse whenever oil was removed. Beyond the "human error" cause of the Gulf spill, maybe "crude oil" itself is the lifeblood of Mother Earth and we're just too dumb to realize this simple truth. Why does oil exist in the first place? Do we really think oil exists just so we can drive cars, or could it be that we are literally attacking the circulatory system of the planet itself?

Another regular guy I know made a comment that maybe we are the problem and Mother Earth is trying to tell us something with every natural disaster. Like a cut to a major artery, the mere fact that we are extracting oil at all is killing our planet, draining her lifeblood. All might consider the possibility that we really know nothing and are literally killing the planet's "circulatory system" to serve our selfish needs.

This crisis in the Gulf offers us an opportunity to spend every waking "species" moment and every investment dollar to develop renewable energy, to save the planet's natural lifeforce from our destructive arrogance.

One of those things that makes you go hmmmmmm

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