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My most sincere thanks to Camp Weathervane!

The recent use of unicorns in describing the desires of BernieBros got me to googling unicorns.

I really appreciate the prompting, because it led me to an essay Called The Lion and The Unicorn written by none other than George Orwell whilst German bombs rained upon London.

It explores Socialism, Capitalism, Fascism and the stratification of society while presenting the argument that it can only be fixed by a political revolution. I saw more than a few parallels to our current struggles, our own revolution.

It bade me to question if we have yet reached our own tipping point in America and left me hopeful that we have.

So sincerely, thanks for the serendipity.

Hillary's New Children Ad Sure Pulls On My Heartstrings!

It really does. It brings to mind the rough times my sister had while raising my niece and nephew and all the help she got.

It reminds me that in order to qualify for her Pell grants which helped her to get her BS in Nursing, she had to remain on public assistance. It reminds me of the state pushing her to abandon school and a potential career to accept the bartender's and waitress' wages to get off the public dole.

It reminds me of the state confiscating child support payments in order to 'recoup' what they paid to her in benefits, except the child support they took was more than what was paid to her in benefits. That was all made possible by the Welfare reform that Hillary advocated to help my sister move into a more dignified life and help families or some such.

It reminds me that the nation almost lost a skilled ER nurse who was there when the ambulances arrived with heart attack patients, trauma patients, sick babies and the families worried sick that the treatment might not work, worried sick about how the bills would be paid.

Most of all, it reminds me that it matters whom we nominate. Their judgement matters. Their priorities matter.

It reminds me that I need someone who is actually on my side in the White House. Now more than ever, it matters.

Hillary's Campaign likes their Iowans Shaken

I wonder if this will end up stirring them?

The former secretary of state used a Teleprompter to deliver her remarks to hundreds of supporters on the campus of Simpson College. The speech, one adviser said, was designed to "shake some sense into Iowans" and escalate the experience argument she has been making against Sanders with limited success.

With friends like that...

There's Something Happening Here

What it is ain't exactly clear.

It's been a little while since Camp Weathervane has been pushing national polls, wonder why?
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