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Democrat wins in upset -- heavily republican district!

Another indication the voice of the resistance is being heard!

https://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/9th-assembly-district-flips-democrats-pellegrino-defeats-gargiulo

Democrat Christine Pellegrino has defeated Republican Thomas Gargiulo in the District 9 State Assembly special election, an upset in a district that Donald Trump won by 23 points in the 2016 election. 20


https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/867213371623518209

https://twitter.com/pklinkne/status/867205665554657280


Considering how the district went in 2016, it's a huge flip!

https://twitter.com/thunderjew1775/status/867220195215122432

Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 24, 2017, 07:50 AM (5 replies)

A Twitter thread on Mr. Rogers that will make you smile..

As Manchester remained chaotic last night, this Mr. Rogers quote was offered up from many on line, as advice and to comfort, to regain perspective:

https://twitter.com/breznican/status/866862355040292864


https://twitter.com/breznican/status/866861079023857664

Click and follow the thread for the rest of a rather heartwarming story...
Posted by SticksnStones | Tue May 23, 2017, 08:11 AM (14 replies)

"Fearless Girl"

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/865670053919961088



Posted by SticksnStones | Fri May 19, 2017, 08:28 PM (4 replies)

From this month's Atlantic magazine, "My Family's Slave"

Written by the late Alex Tizon...

A story that just emptied my heart...gut wrenching...but had to be told. May Lola be remembered always ~

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/


Her name was Eudocia Tomas Pulido. We called her Lola. She was 4 foot 11, with mocha-brown skin and almond eyes that I can still see looking into mine—my first memory. She was 18 years old when my grandfather gave her to my mother as a gift, and when my family moved to the United States, we brought her with us. No other word but slave encompassed the life she lived. Her days began before everyone else woke and ended after we went to bed. She prepared three meals a day, cleaned the house, waited on my parents, and took care of my four siblings and me. My parents never paid her, and they scolded her constantly. She wasn’t kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been. So many nights, on my way to the bathroom, I’d spot her sleeping in a corner, slumped against a mound of laundry, her fingers clutching a garment she was in the middle of folding.


Posted by SticksnStones | Tue May 16, 2017, 09:41 AM (9 replies)

Yesterday, amid all of the administration's efforts to discredit Comey, the FBI simply tweeted this:

https://twitter.com/fbi/status/862717552400584704




Those RICO charges are gonna sting, Donnie...gonna hurt real bad. And, for what it's worth, I don't think you'll find any gold leafed prison cells....so brace yourself, puddin'
Posted by SticksnStones | Fri May 12, 2017, 06:38 AM (5 replies)

Trump: how to shut down Russia/watergate comparisons...

I know, I'll fire the director of the FBI and then have Kissenger over for a photo op right after my meeting with a snarky Russian

https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/status/862330082945359873

https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/862328641027526656

Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 10, 2017, 11:45 AM (6 replies)

And in an Allegedly unrelated note, BITCOIN showing some interesting traffic

Standard Twitter Disclaimer, proceed at your own risk ~

But this is an interesting thread illustrating multi-million $ payments being moved in and around Wikileaks

https://twitter.com/trickfreee/status/850751135522603012

Posted by SticksnStones | Wed May 10, 2017, 09:40 AM (4 replies)

Trumps personal bodyguard delivered firing letter to FBI

Comey was in LA and found out by seeing it on TV that he was fired....

How is this happening...and isn't this exactly the kind of presidency we expected out of Trump?

Staggering ~
Posted by SticksnStones | Tue May 9, 2017, 08:33 PM (9 replies)

Understanding Human Politics

"Rules for Rulers" breaks down the differences between Democracies and Dictatorships and the reasons they exist or die. Very well done. Highly recommend...and it's a cartoon...so that's, y'know, fun ~




Posted by SticksnStones | Tue May 2, 2017, 11:03 AM (4 replies)

California's Pay to Stay... $100/night upgrade to jail cell is now a thing...

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/03/09/afraid-of-jail-buy-an-upgrade?share=pay5-grid&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sprout&utm_source=twitter#.bY4oX6EOA


Instead, Wurtzel, who also had been convicted of sexual battery in a previous case, found a better option: For $100 a night, he was permitted by the court to avoid county jail entirely. He did his time in the small jail in the nearby city of Seal Beach, with amenities that included flat-screen TVs, a computer room and new beds. He served six months, at a cost of $18,250, according to jail records.


Actual ad



In what is commonly called “pay-to-stay” or “private jail,” a constellation of small city jails — at least 26 of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties — open their doors to defendants who can afford the option. But what started out as an antidote to overcrowding has evolved into a two-tiered justice system that allows people convicted of serious crimes to buy their way into safer and more comfortable jail stays.

Posted by SticksnStones | Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:28 PM (6 replies)
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