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April 18, 2018

My Home State, New Jersey, showing its progressive creds

The days of Christie are over, gone, done. And for anyone thinking our new Democratic Governor wasn't liberal enough, left of center enough, this one's for you.


Congrats New Jersey. You're helping lead the way back to sanity--13th state and counting.

April 18, 2018

Can't Get Much More Offensive Than This!

Breeding Concept?? We're into Steven Miller/Baby Goebbel's territory. A Revolution in California? Yes, against the Trumpster and his hideous world view.

The tipping point has come and gone. Anyone supporting this man is an enemy of the civilized world, let alone a democratic society, period.

This cannot, will not stand.


April 17, 2018

Okay, This is Disturbing: Would You Kill for Me?

I listened to Barbra Res before. She worked for Trump and was hired as one of the first female construction managers in NYC. At one time she admired the Trumps (this was marriage #1) and was grateful for the chance in the industry. But she has said that something changed the Trumpster during the mid to late 80's. They had a falling out over something and that was it--she was out. She talked about attending a funeral for a former colleague. Trump was also there and completely ignored her, pretended she was invisible. She said the whole thing was strange.

But this is chilling. A mobster mentality? Oh, yes.


April 14, 2018

Trump Supporters Are Not Pleased

I don't know if this was already up but . . . the Trumpster's supporters are not pleased about the Syria strike. Love the idea of Alex Jones crying over this; his hero betrayed him.

Which means this limited strike will have limited value. When you can't get the loons to support you, it's Mueller Time!!


April 13, 2018

Some Positive News

And maybe the reason the Trumpsters are spinning their wheels:


Trumps favorability is down to 38%; unfavorability polling at a whopping 59%.

This, of course, is simply one poll. But it's definitely going in the right direction.

April 9, 2018

Ready for Some Good News?

"Nationwide, whites over the age of 60 with college degrees now favor Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a 2-point margin, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polling during the first three months of the year. During the same period in 2016, that same group favored Republicans for Congress by 10 percentage points."

These are the voters--be they Dems, Republicans, Indies--that we should welcome with open arms because they have seen the light and are willing to boot the crooks and traitors out of office, out of the body politic.


April 5, 2018

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

It does!


These people need a good frog march. Like yesterday!!!

March 23, 2018

Elections, Billionaires and Data Analytics

An important feature piece from The Observer has resurfaced recently. The story is written by Carole Cadwalladr, a Welsh feature writer. It was written nearly a year ago, May 2017, and was attempting at that point to connect the dots between what at first seemed disparate names and companies and events, yet all weirdly linked to: Brexit, the Trumpster’s election, Steve Bannon, the Mercers, Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, Peter Thiel, Aggregate IQ, Chris Wylie, SCL, Murdock, Facebook and, of course, Russia. The listing continues to grow. For instance, we just found out that McMaster will be replaced by John Bolton who has been running several SuperPacs that donated/paid no other than . . . Cambridge Analytica.

It’s a small, small world!

Just to give you a taste of the article:

There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future.

Even now, many of us are overwhelmed by the intricate network of nebulous names and connections; seemingly incongruent facts and an ever-increasing information overspill.

That was the design of the enterprise, not a bug, btw. Because what better way to evade awareness and/or detection?

The astounding thing is Cadwalladr’s article and detail was gathered, organized and written nearly a year ago and only now is the U.S. public slowly seeing the shape and character of the plot line: one of the most incredible, sophisticated assaults on the notion of democratic governance.

Personally, I have a sneaky suspicion that this whole messy assault was hatched by a bunch of plutocrats who thought they had the best idea on how we should be governed and they were quite willing to throw our Constitutional Republic overboard for their own selfish reasons, basically money and power. If they had to dirty their hands with mobsters or Russian-styled tyrants or Putin himself that was okay. Because the end justifies the means. As for the rest of us? Well, we’re the inferior rabble anyway, lucky to get what we scramble for, the crumbs off the royal table.

It’s pretty depressing to think people can be this arrogant and greedy, even treasonous. Then I think of the Trumpster and/or Steve Bannon and I just get angry and disgusted.

May they all rot in jail!

Btw, this article is on the lengthy side. May be something to invest in over the weekend. But I think the article is pretty informative and a year ago—when people were poo-poohing the idea of wrong-doing and yelling Sour Grapes—it was extraordinarily prescient in nature. As was another Brit writer whose name I won’t mention.


March 22, 2018

Coal Country Appears to Reconsider It's Political Futures

After being fed a steady diet of fairytales from the Trumpster--how he was going to bring back King Coal to tis glory days--the US Miners' Union is throwing its support and endorsement to two Dems for the 2018 election. Joe Manchin and Richard Ojeda get the nod for WVa's Senate and House spots respectively because the Union feels the two men will fight for those issues important to the coal mining community, as in protecting pensions and (I've read elsewhere) healthcare. There's been an uptick in Back Lung disease. So yeah, healthcare and decent benefits are important, life and death matters.The Union decided the Democrats are more likely to protect those benefits.

Plus, the GOP not immediately batting down a possible run by Blankenship, former Murray Mining CEO, a man who served a year in Federal Prison for gross negligence (willfully violated mining safety regulations) that led to the deaths of 29 miners is beyond disgusting.

People remember.

Ojeda has an interesting position on coal, well said and reasonable. He said he is for increased coal mining particularly for feeding steel furnaces but he also supports biofuels, wind and solar, energy sources of the future. The position reminds me of how Lamb thread the needle in PA and won.

Details can be read here:


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Name: Peg
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Retired writer/editor, avid reader, political junkie, Mom to grown kids and endlessly kid-like puppies and Nan to our sweet Cassandra.

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