The DNC is rigging the primaries for the 2020 Presidential election. Their methods are a bit more sophisticated than 2016. So far, they’ve managed to exclude Presidential candidates Mike Gravel and Tulsi Gabbard from the official debates. With nearly a year to go before Democratic National Convention, it remains to be seen how the DNC will winnow the field further. But the DNC has never acknowledged or apologized to its base or the public for its heavy-handed manipulation tactics during the 2016 election, and as such, we have every reason to believe that history will repeat itself.
President Trump’s Portland statements prove that there is little political difference between him and the KKK. He may as well don the white sheets and hood and burn a cross on the lawns of Portland residents. It’s become a cliché to label Trump a fascist, but we can’t afford fascism to take hold in this country.
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Soundtrack in my head: Rain Parade, "This Can't Be Today" Photo credit: Kungfuman [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)] So it seems we can't leave Iraq alone. Now it's a war on ISIS--the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which now refers itself to as simply the "Islamic State." The U.S. government just doesn't seem to know … Continue reading war on ISIS: world-wide whac-a-mole again
Soundtrack in my head: Cloud Cult, "You'll Be Bright" kmorizephoto / Pixabay For the second time in three years,we have been blessed by a home birth in the co-op house. Yesterday around 6 p.m. we gained a new member in room five. It's a boy! I have lived in my current co-op house for six … Continue reading another home birth in the co-op house
Soundtrack in my head: Holly Beth Vincent, "For What It's Worth (Stop Hey What's That Sound)" It turns out that this month of September will have several critical tests for democracy coming up. The U.S. Senate will be voting on a constitutional amendment to overturning Citizens United most likely sometime this week. For the first … Continue reading upcoming tests for democracy in september
Soundtrack in my head: The Primitives, "Really Stupid" hpgruesen / Pixabay During the month of August, and particularly August 14-16, U-Haul and other trucking rental companies unleash thousands of trucks on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin--driven by people without licenses to be truck drivers. Yes, it's Madison Moving Day. Does chaos result? Yes and no. … Continue reading madison moving day madness magnifies mucked-up mid-town milieu
Soundtrack in my head: The Plimsouls, "A Million Miles Away" AmnaS / Pixabay It's clear to me that I am no longer a follower of the Bahá'í Faith. Nor do I subscribe to any other religious labels either. I'm not sure if I was ever fully comfortable calling myself a Bahá'í in the first place. … Continue reading i am no longer a Baha’i. i defy religious labels
Soundtrack in my head: Petula Clark, "I Know A Place" Somewhere between the TV themes to "Leave It To Beaver" and "S.W.A.T.," pop music evolved in interesting directions but a lot of this interesting pop history has been widely forgotten. When people think of the 1960s, they think of beach and surf music, the Beatles, … Continue reading mid 1960s cheese pop. admit it…you love it
Soundtrack in my head: The Clash, "Straight To Hell" The image of Americans protesting against busloads of refugee children represents a new low in American hatred of the "other." To them, it matters little that these children are refugees and desperately fleeing for their lives. They are "illegals" that don't belong here--regardless of their needs, … Continue reading joe strummer sang about this border crisis hypocrisy 30 years ago