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Thanks, Beto! (Again)

https://theweek.com/speedreads/967589/beto-orourke-organizing-wellness-checks-seniors-during-texas-blackouts-ted-cruz-cancun


Beto O'Rourke is organizing wellness checks for seniors during Texas' blackouts. Ted Cruz is in Cancun.

Hundreds of thousands of Texans remain without power Thursday morning as millions more deal with burst pipes and other consequences of unprecedented winter weather. O'Rourke, the former 2020 Democratic presidential and 2018 Texas Senate candidate, has been making the TV rounds to call out the Republicans who've shifted the blame for the power shortages ó and is organizing to check in on senior citizens throughout it all.

On Wednesday night, O'Rourke announced he and volunteers had made more than 150,000 wellness calls to seniors throughout the state. And in an interview with CNN, he called out Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who have inaccurately placed most of the blame for the power failures on Texas' renewable energy sources.

We Are The Champions

Womp Womp

"If This Isn't Nice..."



From Kurt Vonnegut...
But I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. He was my fatherís kid brother, a childless graduate of Harvard who was an honest life-insurance salesman in Indianapolis. He was well-read and wise. And his principal complaint about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, ďIf this isnít nice, I donít know what is.Ē
So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isnít nice, I donít know what is.


I hope we can all find moments of pure joy this week, or at least contentment, and that we stop to notice it and feel it. We won. Joe Biden will be President. Kamala Harris will be Vice-President. We held the House and took the Senate. If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.

Tom Hanks to Host Biden, Harris Inaugural TV Special 'Celebrating America'

This should be good!

[link:https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/tom-hanks-biden-harris-inauguration-tv-special-celebrating-america-1113743/?fbclid=IwAR3DW3-eu35LtKI053dQflhaE_dxsJycJErERQPkLgBcpL-2GRUCUBqfulU|
Tom Hanks has been tapped to host a primetime special marking the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris January 20th, Deadline reports.

The 90-minute event, Celebrating America, will also feature performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons, and Bon Jovi. Additional performers are set to be announced in the next few days.

Celebrating America is expected to air at 8 p.m. ET on most of the major television networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. Itís also expected to stream on various online outlets and the Presidential Inaugural Committeeís social media feeds.

Thanks, Beto!

I don't know if we will win Texas but the fact that we are even talking about it as a real possibility is largely due to the massive GOTV efforts of Beto O'Rourke. That's not hyperbole. He has worked his ass off.

When Beto dropped out of the race, he didn't whine about the media or unfair debate practices or DNC favorites or whatever, he went back to Texas and got to work. When he wasn't invited to speak at the convention and his supporters were pissed off, Beto didn't stoke that anger for personal gain, he defused it and encouraged us to get to work for Joe and Kamala and M.J.

The media tried to paint Beto as just a show pony but he is a work horse. So thank you, Beto. Thank you for your massive fundraising efforts, thank you for helping to register millions of new voters, thank you for organizing thousands of volunteers, thank you for the 5 million phone calls. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

March on Washington - October 17

https://act.womensmarch.com/signup/march-october/?source=tw20200921

As Republicans rush Amy Coney Barrettís nomination, millions of people across this country are voting as we speak.We want our voices to be heard. We will be heard.Join us on October 17th as we march in force against Trump and his agenda: https://t.co/4aomwgPyjbó Women's March - Text WOMENSWAVE to 44310 (@womensmarch) September 29, 2020

Viola Liuzzo's family wants Hoover's name off the FBI building.

https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/07/16/liuzzo-family-pushes-to-strike-hoover-name-from-fbi-building/?fbclid=IwAR0clD4Sgrgjpk2WZbtUnPCY1LLt1OoVX0_exeuZCVPiur_VlbU5Os1S3Gg

For those not familiar with the story: Viola Liuzzo was murdered by the Klan on the last night of the Selma to Montgomery march. When word got out that there was an FBI informant in the car, Hoover put out false rumors that Viola was a drug addict who only came to Selma to have sex with black men.


The TikTok Kids Did Not Effect The Crowd Size at The Rally.

They are awesome and I applaud them but the low turnout was entirely on Trump. There were tickets available for days, the Magats just didn't want them.

Actually, what they really did was much better. They played on his Narcissism and had him convinced that there was massive enthusiasm for him. They got the campaign to spend millions on an overflow area that they were never going to need. They knew he would brag all week about how huge his rally would be and he didn't disappoint. They made a fool out of him.

It concerns me that the Media, and even many resisters, are saying today that the TikTok kids are the reason the rally turnout was down. That ignores his low poll numbers, his low approval ratings and the general mess he has made of everything. People, even Magats, didn't feel like celebrating that shit. It wasn't a lack of tickets that kept the crowds away.

Man shot during demonstration over conquistador statue in New Mexico

Source: NBC

A man was shot Monday evening at a demonstration where protesters planned to topple a conquistador's statue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, authorities said.

It wasn't immediately clear who had been shot. Albuquerque police said in a statement that one person had been taken to a hospital in critical condition but that there were no other injuries.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-shot-during-demonstration-over-conquistador-statue-new-mexico-n1231140



Reports on Twitter that there was a right-wing armed militia group there "protecting" the statues and one of them shot a protester.

Biden's Accuser Must Have Watched A Lot Of "Mad Men."

Her story is straight out of Season 2, right down to the hallway. What she said happened, where she said it happened-it's all there in the script. The episode was "The Benefactors."
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