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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers (VIDEO)

Michelle Obama mural in the South Side of Chicago.


Best Sign at March for Science Day


A grifter, pedophile and wife beater all walk into the White House one day....


Mother Allegedly Hit By American Airlines Employee On Flight At SFO

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- American Airlines is taking swift action after a video surfaced of a fight on board one of their planes out of SFO.

Video shows an upset mother who was traveling with two young children. ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas reports passengers say the mother was from Argentina and possibly didn't understand when a flight attendant took her stroller.

The incident escalated and other passengers jumped to her defense, angry with how she and her kids were allegedly treated by a flight attendant.

American Airlines told WFAA they have apologized to the woman and they are taking special care of her and her family, upgrading them to first class for the remainder of their international trip.


Republican Senator Frank Artiles resigns in Florida; Democrats gear up for winnable special election

Republican Florida State Senator Frank Artiles has resigned today, after having gone on a tirade to his colleagues which included racist and sexist slurs (CBS News). This means that yet another special election is on tap. And while the Democrats have had the ideological deck stacked against them in special elections in Kansas and Georgia, this one – which is set to take place in Florida’s 40th District in liberal leaning Miami Dade County – seems tailor made for a Democratic victory.

State Senate races don’t usually breach the national political landscape. But this special election comes at a time when the Republican Party is at risk of being dragged down nationwide by the historic unpopularity of Donald Trump. Thus far the two highest profile special; elections have taken place in deeply red states, because the vacancies were created when Trump pinched sitting Congressman for his administration. Those seats were supposed to be a lock for Republicans in the resulting special elections. But the Democrat nearly won in Kansas, and then Democrat Jon Ossoff finished in first place in Georgia and is now the frontrunner in an upcoming runoff, and he’s raising money for that effort (link). Now comes an unplanned special election in Miami, which is set to be much more ideologically friendly to the Democrats.

To that end, the Democratic Party of Florida sent out the following message today to its supporters: “Moments ago, racist state Senator Frank Artiles resigned from his seat, setting up a HIGHLY competitive special election. Here’s the thing: Nationwide, we’ve seen Democrats make BIG gains in ruby-red districts during special elections. If we want to flip this seat, we have to bring that same enthusiasm to this special election.” No specific Democratic candidates have officially thrown their hat in the ring, but the Florida Democrats are already raising money that will go to the Democratic candidates who enter the special election (link).


No power in San Francisco

Everyone ok? Sitting here at work waiting to get clearance to go home.

Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill-I Love You Mary Jane (VIDEO)

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Official Trailer (VIDEO)

Sanders: I don't consider myself a Democrat

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday night that he still does not consider himself a Democrat, despite taking part in a Democratic National Committee unity tour with the party's new chair Tom Perez.

"No, I'm an Independent," Sanders said when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he now identifies as a Democrat.

"If the Democratic Party is going to succeed - and I want to see it succeed - it's gonna have to open its door to Independents," he continued. "There are probably more Independents in this country than Democrats or Republicans. It's got to open its doors to working people and to young people, create a grassroots party. That's what we need."

Sanders had been dogged by questions about his party affiliation throughout the presidential primary. Last April, his campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, told Bloomberg that Sanders would remain a Democrat after the election.

Sitting alongside Perez during a joint interview, Sanders said that he wants the Democratic Party to focus on key issues for progressives, such as the decline of the middle class, the "need" to take on wealthy interests and unite around "Medicare for all."

When asked whether the party supports the idea of "Medicare for all," Perez argued that the party believes "healthcare is a right, not a privilege."

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