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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
July 22, 2019

A friend has sent me two vinyl bracelets with Pete's logo and words on them.

Here's a couple of photos to show (more or less) both sides:

Whoever responds first gets the bracelet!

July 22, 2019

Miscellaneous Paris Photos

La Sainte Chapelle:

Tapestry in the Musee D'Orsay:

Tapestry detail:

Horse statue outside the Musee D'Orsay:

Painting in Musee D'Orsay: (I don't remember the artist)

Portrait by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec:

Ceiling detail in the Louvre:

July 22, 2019

A souvenir from Paris...

July 19, 2019

Today's LA Times: Op-Ed on tRump's race-baiting techniques


By Rich Benjamin
July 19, 2019
3:05 AM

No one could call President Trump’s race-baiting highly successful from a policy perspective.

He has failed to deliver much funding or congressional support for his border wall, and immigrants continue to flow to the United States. The courts handed him a stinging defeat in his attempt to add a citizenship question to the census in order to dilute the voting power of Latinos and boost the voting power of non-Latino whites. His taunts to Democratic congresswomen to “go back where you came from” were roundly mocked and rebuked, and the women certainly aren’t packing to leave the country. What’s more, his recent directive to prevent asylum claims from Central American migrants appears headed for a smack-down from the courts.

But racking up policy successes was never the main point.

Trump is tripling down on racism and xenophobia as a path to remaining in the White House, and having his policy initiatives blocked or his Twitter rants attacked is at worst irrelevant and possibly quite helpful. The Trump administration has aimed its rhetoric at a slice of aggrieved white Americans who are panicked about their demographic decline. When the courts or Congress or “fake news” thwart his plans or call him out, that’s just more evidence for the base that “us” is under attack from “them.”

Trump is very aware that in 2016 white support for him was highest among those with negative views on America’s increasing diversity, and that kind of white voter was a key factor in the swing districts that decided the election in 2016 and could well again in 2020.

As a result, it seems a safe bet that the man is just getting started where race-baiting is concerned.

Look at some of his recent actions: A Trump booster on Fox News who has pushed for aggressive raids and a nationwide sweep on undocumented families was recently appointed head of Customs and Border Protection. Another Trump anti-immigration champion, who has backed a plan to end birthright citizenship, has been put in charge of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that oversees legal immigration.

Of course, there’s an irony to seeing a man with an immigrant wife, an immigrant mother and immigrant grandparents rushing to slam the door tight, but Trump believes in a racial hierarchy of immigration, with his own kind at the top.

The rest at the link.

July 19, 2019

Somehow, the Republicans got my email. I've been getting messages like this one:

They seem to be scared.

Fellow Conservative,

My heart sank when I saw the new FEC reports.

House Conservatives are getting MASSIVELY out-raised. We are in serious trouble.

House Liberals just announced a $29.2 million fundraising haul. They’ve beaten us SIX MONTHS in a row. Nancy Pelosi broke her personal fundraising record. Liberals are out-raising us in target districts. And Special Interests pledged $200+ million against us this quarter.

If you aren't worried, you should be. The President’s agenda is in danger and our back is against the wall.

Help me, Steve Scalise, Karl Rove, Drew Ferguson and others fight back — and you’ll get 5x-matched.

Look, I know the easy thing to do right now would be giving up.

But that means surrendering to the anti-Trump Radical Left and agreeing to a Socialist takeover of our country. That can’t happen.

Anything you can do right now is critical. We can’t leave anything on the table. That’s why Steve Scalise is 5x-matching ALL grassroots gifts until midnight:
Contribute $25 x 5

Contribute $50 x 5

Contribute $75 x 5

Contribute $100 x 5

Contribute $250 x 5

Contribute $500 x 5

If we can raise an additional 5,000 contributions this month we will be on track for victory, but we have to start now.

I encourage you in the strongest possible terms to help while Steve Scalise is still 5x-matching gifts. We need every edge we can get.

The stakes have never been higher.

Newt Gingrich

Paid for by Scalise For Congress

PO BOX 23219
Jefferson, LA 70183

July 18, 2019

So I guess this is what we have to look forward to:

The increasingly horrible, racist, misogynistic and untrue statements from tRump from now until the election.

And these are the reasons he will continue on this path, which will only get worse.

He will proceed this way to keep his base fired up, frothing at the mouth to defeat us, to keep them energized and loyal to him alone. He wants to make sure they will vote for him and all his shouting lies will help him do that. Of course, we know he doesn't care about the truth, or the law, or whatever is right and good.

It will be heavy going. We must stay united even before we have a candidate.

We outnumber them, but I don't think we can outshout them.

It's a gruesome situation and I think it will get worse.

I hope I'm wrong.

July 11, 2019

Amy McGrath is running to unseat Mitch McConnell as Senator from Kentucky. Here is her video:


I self-deleted the other post because it had my credit card # in it. This one doesn't.

July 7, 2019


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