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Dear Alabama MoveOn member...

Hey - one of those comments is from a DUer!


Tim Tebow confirms relationship with reigning Miss Universe


This is not even the first time Tebow has dated a Miss Universe winner, though the last time didn’t work out so well. The former quarterback seems to be in a good place right now, with a happy personal life and some success professionally as well.

Don't you just have to respect this future Met's luck? I mean, come on! Isn't this getting ridiculous?


Is Tom Steyer the progressive answer to the Koch brothers?

A Democrat we need!

Source: The Guardian, by Rory Carroll

“Are we afraid to tell the truth because it might piss someone off? No.” A thousand times no, says Steyer, thumping the table during a recent interview in Los Angeles. It is time to “retake” the United States. “We’re trying to do something to protect the country, protect the democracy, protect the people. This is a fight between right and wrong and I don’t see why people want to sweep that under the rug.”

The former hedge fund manager, by some estimates the biggest individual spender in American electoral politics, assails not just Republicans but those Democrats who, in his view, lack the guts or brains to fight for what is right. “They’re worried about pissing off Republicans. They want to create a civil atmosphere where there’s a possibility of civil discourse and compromise. Do you see any civil discourse and compromise from the Republicans? Or are they lying for money and putting us all at risk?”

Mention the public shaming of White House officials such as Sarah Sanders and Stephen Miller, a controversial tactic which has divided Democrats, and a Cheshire grin seeps across Steyer’s face. “Jeez, that’s too bad.”

He elaborates. “Let’s assume that you’re torturing children, then you come over for a drink at the local pub? Not with me. You don’t get polite discourse when you’re a torturer.” Ditto climate-change sceptics who shill for fossil fuel companies. “These guys want a pass to make millions of dollars and put the world at risk. Do you have a problem with that? Yeah, I have a problem with that. Do you want to lie to my face and put everyone at risk, and then have a cocktail, really?” He stretches his arm and gives the middle finger. “Not with me.”

Much, much more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/is-tom-steyer-the-progressive-answer-to-the-koch-brothers

A "campaign" coming to your neck of the woods soon? Maybe!

Today at Need to Impeach:

We know exactly where the bull is!

From his golf club this morning:

The Dow has been meandering since the Rs passed their deficit-busting "Great Tax Break" - brag?

Unemployment? Obama's phenomenal chart, and an uptick at the end - brag?

Campaign rhetoric: "Day one!" "Trade Wars are easy!" "I do deals! It's what I do!" Brag?

Yesterday, June 2018: China trade surplus with US hits record $29bn high

Check the record!

With Rs in charge, taxes go down, deficit goes up, economic inequality rolls on -- and we will have a recession.

"The Hangman"

An open letter to anyone who loves Anthony Bourdain and what he stood for

Long tradition of blaming 'the women.' (see Genesis: Eve). Time'sUp!

Source: L.A. Times

On June 8, we lost a rare, great man. Anthony Bourdain was a lightning rod of cultural connectivity. He brought disparate, marginalized people together and made the unknown accessible — some of the many gifts that made Anthony such a valuable presence in our collective lives, whether we knew him or not. An unwavering supporter of women and the #MeToo movement, Bourdain’s loss was a tragedy on so many levels, to so many people who saw him as a beacon of a new way of being. We share that grief and deepest sadness for his family and those closest to him whose pain must be unimaginable.

One of the most vocal and unwavering figures in the #MeToo movement has been Asia Argento. At the center of our community, Asia has stood, her fist in the air, fighting daily not just for justice for those of us she has come to know, but for abused people the world over.

Asia has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for Anthony’s death. She has been accused of everything from causing her boyfriend’s suicide to trying to use her “survivor status” and the #MeToo movement to advance her career.

There has long been a traditional narrative of blaming, vilifying and martyring courageous women. We reject that narrative. If there is one thing we know with unwavering confidence, “sexual violence victim” is not a title anyone wants attached to themselves. Being known as a sexual assault victim isn’t a badge of honor or career booster; it’s a highly difficult, sometimes traumatizing and humiliating experience. All of us who have taken the risk of coming forward — and it is truly a risk to us, our reputations, relationships and mental health — have faced harsh criticism and often outright anger and hatred online, in our respective communities and, for some, within our own families. Yet we come forward in the hope that we can change things for others and end the sexual violence and abuse that has flourished with impunity for millennia.


Read the rest at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-ol-bourdain-argento-metoo-open-letter-20180712-htmlstory.html#

You KNOW what Bourdain would have to say to these neanderthals who blame the victims:

"Press Captures UK Arrival!"

Is the commercialization of the internet...

blowing out your screen loading times with ads, popups, and trackers?

There are free ad blocking offerings that shut all that down. They really work - with options to allow ads from sites you want to support, or even allow unobtrusive ads across the board in support.

Do they work?

You bet your ass they do! Just today, as of now, I am at:

'The Purge' coming to USA

When we hear his bombastic lines of bull...

…we have to remember the truth - what happened when the R's got their deficit-busting tax cuts.

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