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Trump Brownshirts Led By JAMES OKEEFE Maul 2 Nonviolent Activists

Last night, two activists investigating Project Veritas, the sting operation ran by Breitbart associate James O’Keefe, were assaulted, allegedly by O’Keefe’s security team. Both were hospitalized and being treated for serious injuries.

O’Keefe was one of the featured speakers for a group of right-wing celebrities who call themselves “Friends of Abe”. According to Ryan Clayton, one of the victims of the assault, the altercation ensued during O’Keefe’s speech. After boasting about his relationship with Trump, including details from a phone call between he and Trump shortly after the election, O’Keefe invited attendees to the stage to share similar stories. The victim proceeded to the stage, where O’Keefe handed him the microphone. When the victim began roasting O’Keefe, an O’Keefe associate attacked him from behind and began choking him.

“My neck popped six times,” said Clayton, “and I couldn’t breathe. I honestly thought I was going to die.”

At least three additional attackers jumped in on the assault, punching and kicking the victim repeatedly. They then threw the him down a wooden staircase, at which point the victim was able to escape the venue.

O’Keefe posted numerous tweets about the incident, including one with video following the incident:. http://usuncut.news/2017/01/30/trump-brownshirts-led-by-james-okeefe-maul-2-nonviolent-activists-video/
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Mon Jan 30, 2017, 01:25 PM (9 replies)

My heart feels really good right now (Facebook is awesome)

Seeing all the protests, all over the country. Boston in Copley square, others at airports.

I wish light rail went to my airport, I'd be there. ,(Sacramento).
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:51 PM (4 replies)

Let's build the wall! Aren't public works projects good?

All the prevailing wage jobs. The local suppliers. Contractors. The economy around the region would boom. Hell even taco trucks would flourish. All those tax dollars going to create tons of well paying jobs.(when you talk like this, wall supporters all of a sudden aren't so supportive. They hate brick layers making 50 dollars an hour more than they hate "illegals" all of a sudden.).
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Thu Jan 26, 2017, 06:29 PM (13 replies)

I'm naming my band "Alternative Truth"..... Gimmie some songs to play

Liar! (Three Dog Night)...
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Tue Jan 24, 2017, 12:41 PM (36 replies)

WOW! Sacramento March was massive (for Sacramento)

2nd biggest crowd I've ever seen at the State Capitol. (The largest ws the fireworks, laser reopening, restoration celebration. I'd say around 20k or more. Lots of great signs. Stuck mostly to women's issues and wasn't as much directly anti Trump as you might think.
Great time. Positive energy. Nice chorus sang and Taiko drummers drummed. Our new, more liberal, mayor was very eloquent. Lots of politicos. No Ami Bera however.

So great, let's hope we can use that momentum.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sat Jan 21, 2017, 07:24 PM (1 replies)

Ashes to ashes, all fall down (Music for today)

Throwing Stones (2015 Remastered Version)
Grateful Dead

Picture a bright blue ball
Just spinning, spinning free
Dizzy with eternity
Paint it with a skin of sky
Brush in some clouds and sea
Call it home for you and me
A peaceful place or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race
Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face
But afraid, we may lay our home to waste

There's a fear down here we can't forget
Hasn't got a name just yet
Always awake, always around
Singing ashes to ashes all fall down
Ashes to ashes all fall down

Now watch as the ball revolves and the nighttime falls
And again the hunt begins and again the blood wind calls
By and by again, the morning sun will rise
But the darkness never goes from some men's eyes

It strolls the sidewalks and it rolls the streets
Staking turf, dividing up meat
Nightmare spook, piece of heat
It's you and me, you and me

Click, flash blade in ghetto night
Rudie's looking for a fight
Rat cat alley roll them bones
Need that cash to feed that jones
And the politician's throwing stones
Singing ashes to ashes all fall down
Ashes to ashes all fall down

Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice
Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price
Money green or proletarian gray
Selling guns instead of food today

So the kids they dance, and shake their bones
And the politician's throwing stones
Singing ashes to ashes all fall down
Ashes to ashes all fall down

Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
If the spirit's sleeping, then the flesh is ink, yeah
History's page, it is thusly carved in stone
The future's here, we are it, we are on our own
On our own. On our own. On our own.

If the game is lost then we're all the same
No one left to place or take the blame
We will leave this place an empty stone
Or that shinning ball of blue we can call our home

So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
And the politicians, throwing stones
Singing ashes to ashes all fall down
Ashes to ashes, all fall down

Shipping powders back and forth
Singing "black goes south and white comes north"
And the whole world full of petty wars
Singing "I got mine and you got yours"
And the current fashions set the pace
Lose your step, fall out of grace
And the radical he rant and rage
Singing "someone got to turn the page"
And the rich man in his summer home,
Singing "Just leave well enough alone"
But his pants are down, his cover's blown

And the politicians throwing stones
So the kids they dance they shake their bones
Cause its all too clear we're on our own
Sing ashes to ashes, all fall down
Ashes to ashes, all fall down

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
It's dizzying, the possibilities

Ashes to Ashes, all fall down (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down) [Repeat: x4]
Wo, fall down, (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Wo, fall down (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Ashes, Ashes all fall down (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Wo, fall down, (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Wo, fall down (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Ashes, Ashes all fall down (Ashes to Ashes, all fall down)
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Fri Jan 20, 2017, 11:12 AM (1 replies)

Sanders backers take over CA Democratic party

Sanders backers take over California Democratic Party
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) turned out en masse at ordinarily sleepy party caucuses earlier this month, electing a slate of delegates who could be poised to take over the largest Democratic Party organization outside of Washington, D.C.

As final vote totals trickled in, Sanders backers claimed to have elected more than 650 delegates out of 1,120 available seats chosen at this month’s caucuses. Those delegates will choose the next state Democratic Party chairman, along with other party officials.

Sanders supporters say they hope to change the very nature of the Democratic Party.

“One of the issues we’re looking to do is transform the party,” said Shannon Jackson, executive director of Our Revolution, the organization that grew out of the Sanders’s presidential campaign. “This is the first step in that process.”

Our Revolution ran an on-the-ground get-out-the-vote effort to make sure supporters attended caucuses in each of the state’s 80 assembly districts. The group sent out more than 100,000 emails and delivered 40,000 text messages, Jackson told The Hill. More than 800 Sanders supporters signed up to run for delegate seats.

More here http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/315040-sanders-backers-take-over-california-democratic-party
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:43 PM (2 replies)

Friday Jan 20th, Streamstock! (Anti inauguration pro progressive)

This Friday, January 20 a new event dubbed Streamstock 2017 will offer an alternative to the Inauguration festivities being held the same day. Streamstock 2017 is an online music and arts festival “of the people, by the people and for the people” featuring an impressive slate of performers.

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann will debut his new project Bill Kreutzmann’s Rooster Conspiracy as part of the event. The members of the group have not been revealed as of press time. Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven, Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, The Garcia Project, Acoustically Speaking, David Gans, Eufórquestra, Hot Buttered Rum and San Geronimo are each among the acts that have contributed performances to air during Streamstock on Friday and will raise awareness for progressive causes.

In order to watch Streamstock on Friday head to the event’s Facebook page and hit the Use App button or look up Streamstock 2017 in Facebook Messenger.

Streamstock organizers are looking for musicians/bands/poets and performers to join in. All you need to do is provide a YouTube video link(s) of your own performance(s) – i.e. one or two original songs, poem, spoken word or anything visually awesome. Tell organizers your cause and also give a link to your own music/artist webpage. Submissions are ongoing, with an initial deadline of January 18. If interested send your YouTube video links to streamstock2017@gmail.com.

Billy spoke of something SAT night when he jammed with Leftover Salmon (Playin in the band and New Speedway Boogie) but did not include details.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Tue Jan 17, 2017, 12:29 PM (0 replies)

UC Davis shut down Yannopoulos, Shkreli event. Free Speech questions abound


Five years after the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters swamped UC Davis with negative publicity, another free-speech controversy thrust the normally quiet campus into the national spotlight this weekend.

On Friday, the Davis College Republicans canceled speeches by a far-right website editor and a notorious former pharmaceutical executive after raucous protesters created an atmosphere that campus administrators and police deemed dangerous.

The editor, Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News, returned to campus Saturday, leading a counterprotest march of sorts and accusing the university on Facebook of forcing Friday’s event to stop before it started.

“UC Davis is lying to the press,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “They keep saying that the College Republicans were the ones to shut down the event last night. Not true. My staff were in meetings with the campus police and university administrators last night and were told by them that the event could not proceed.”

Kimberly Hale, a spokeswoman for UC Davis, said the university did not specifically order the shutdown. Instead, she said, police presented the student group with their concerns about how the situation was unfolding, and the group made the decision to cancel the speech.

“They (the College Republicans) were presented with the details of what was happening around the venue that evening,” Hale said. “Protesters were blocking the entrance, so to be able to get the ticketed persons inside the venue, that would have been difficult.”

Moving the protesters aside presented safety concerns, said university police spokesman Andy Fell.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article126629829.html#storylink=cpy
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Sun Jan 15, 2017, 05:15 PM (88 replies)

HELP! Trump to Russian dictionary......

Going to make a large one for the protests on the 21st. Using poster board, shower curtain rings and some paints or sharpies......

Phrases like "Grab em by the pussy" захватить их киске for example. (I need some help with phrases to use).
"can I build a resort here"? "Honest Vlad, the checks in the mail" You get the idea. So what are some good phrases to translate. The Orange one has said so much stuff. Didn't he say his daughter was a (insert some inappropriate verbage here) once? I can use photos of her and him to add some illustrations...

Make it look like a book, a dictionary, just stand there and open it, turning pages (Less than ten) front to back the whole time...

Thanks for helping if you do.... If you don't well thanks anyway and get out there on the 21'st and let people know you are pissed off.
Posted by ghostsinthemachine | Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:53 PM (3 replies)
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