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I wish we would claim the whole 2 words back.... Anti Fascist. Because that is what we are.

When Trump and the Rs use Antifa, purposely making it sound menacing, they gin up the idiots against peace. I wish we would claim the whole 2 words back.... Anti Fascist. Because that is what we are. Anti Fascist.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:02 AM (16 replies)

Convict in cell next to Martin Shkreli opens package. Huge hank of hair and a note..

Convict in cell next to Martin Shkreli opens package. Huge hank of hair and a note: "Make a shiv out of this. Have fun. ❤️ Hillary"

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 03:42 PM (6 replies)

Who has read FANTASYLAND by Kurt Anderson?

I am dying to, but waiting for price to drop some.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:25 PM (2 replies)

But poor people, in my experience, are exactly like rich people, except they have no money.

But poor people, in my experience, are exactly like rich people, except they have no money. Their poverty is most often not due to any defect in themselves; the cause is a system that allows workers to be underpaid, given no job security, and offered few benefits. The rich people who control both parties have deliberately undermined unions, which used to be our best means of leveling the playing field. Now everybody is on their own, playing on a field that keeps tilting so all the money slides to the rich.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/6/1696454/-Becoming-Poor?detail=emailLL
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 05:31 AM (2 replies)

I'll sign on for results-based pay for teachers the day Congress gets the same deal.

I'll sign on for results-based pay for teachers the day Congress gets the same deal. FUGELSANG.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:02 AM (7 replies)

HRC was fighting a candidate she could feel, but could not see

RUSSIA.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:54 AM (1 replies)

Whites don't understand white privilege the way that fish don't understand water.

Whites don’t understand white privilege the way that fish don’t understand water. It’s a failure of imagination. They can’t imagine a world that’s any different.

Ta-Nehisi Coates destroys the myth of the White Working Class voter as explanation for Trump's win

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/7/1696846/-Ta-Nehisi-Coates-destroys-the-myth-of-the-White-Working-Class-voter-as-explanation-for-Trump-s-win?detail=emailLL
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:21 AM (7 replies)

Afraid I don't see the journalistic or civic justification for giving nonstop national (vs regional)

Kurt Andersen‏Verified account @KBAndersen · Sep 11 HE IS THE GENIUS LAWRENCE HAS ON OFTEN. JUST PUBLISHED FANTASYLAND. BRILLIANT BOOK.

Afraid I don't see the journalistic or civic justification for giving nonstop national (vs regional) days-long news coverage to hurricanes.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:45 PM (3 replies)

BRILLIANT ESSAY.....When I was three years old, my parents moved our family

this is from my Eastern Doc's (as opposed to my Western medicine Doc) Hollywood movie making son Aaron....please to enjoy. Our city is Stevens Point, WI...


Aaron Ensweiler
· September 6 at 1:49pm · Los Angeles, CA ·

When I was three years old, my parents moved our family to a small town in central Wisconsin, so as to provide a better life for me and my brother. As I understand it, an unlikely confluence of events had conspired to motivate their move. Over the course of several months, a cat burglar broke into my father's practice, a schizophrenic arsonist tried to burn it down, and our cokehead neighbor tried to stab our dog with a steak knife. And so, after weighing their options, my parents did the only thing that made sense at the time: they packed up our belongings and moved us to a place that offered the promise of a safer and more idyllic life.

I’d be lying if I said I remembered the move. I was three years old at the time. My favorite show was “Sesame Street.” My favorite snack was my own boogers. I hadn’t yet learned to read or write, and if you had asked me at the time for my social security number, I would have turned to you in earnest and asked what a social security number was. In short: the circumstances of our move were beyond my control.

In the years that followed, the details of our backstory began to crystallize, and I became aware that the city we’d left behind was Chicago, and that the reasons for our departure, among others, were informed by that which I’ve already outlined above. But on a day like today, it’s difficult not to imagine how my life might be playing out at present had I learned, instead, that the place we’d left behind was Mexico, and that the circumstances of our departure had been such that legal immigration simply wasn't an option.

Yesterday, some 800,000 lives were needlessly thrown into turmoil because of the unconscionable actions of an evil man parading around under the guise of the President of the United States of America. These 800,000 individuals study, work, serve in the military, and pay taxes. All of them have high school diplomas, or are currently on track to earn one, and not one of them has a criminal record. All of them arrived in America before the age of 16, and the great majority of them did so at or before the age of 6, by no fault of their own. And despite what Trump, or Sessions, or Breitbart, or Fox News might have you believe, the looming shadow of their deportation will not make us safer or more secure. It will not stimulate our economy. It will not deter future illegal immigration. It will only serve to further highlight that under the current administration, we are a nation sorely lacking in empathy.

Trump and Sessions would have you believe that by rescinding DACA, they’re upholding the rule of law. They would have you believe that there’s something principled about their actions. They would have you believe that by leaving the matter to Congress, they’ve done what ought to have been done from the beginning. And they would have you believe all of this without any accounting for the facts. The fact of the matter is that Obama’s use of an executive order to create DACA was motivated in large part by Congress’ inability to pass much-needed immigration reform.

Despite the best efforts of the bi-partisan Gang of Eight and the U.S. Senate, Boehner’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives refused to pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. Since then, the effort to destroy DACA has been led by 10 GOP State Attorneys General, among them, Steve Marshall from Alabama, Leslie Rutledge from Arkansas, Herbert Slatery III from Tennessee, Lawrence Wasden from Idaho, Derek Schmidt from Kansas, Jeff Landry from Louisiana, Doug Peterson from Nebraska, Alan Wilson from South Carolina, Ken Paxton from Texas, C.L. Otter from Idaho, and Patrick Morrisey from Wester Virginia, this despite the fact that 366,987 of the estimated 800,000 Dreamers live in the state of California, which was been unwavering in its support of the program.

So what now? Is permanent, progressive, immigration reform in the best interest of our country? Absolutely. Should Congress be the architect of said legislation? You bet. But will legislation of this nature pass? Who knows. While it’s certainly encouraging to hear McCain, Hatch, Ryan, and other GOP members join the chorus of Democrats, Business Leaders, and Human Rights activists who support DACA and those it protects, that doesn’t negate the fact that Trump’s actions–per usual–were unnecessary, reckless, and unforgivably cruel. If he truly wanted a permanent legislative solution, he could have demanded as much from Congress without rescinding DACA in the meantime, and in so doing putting countless lives at risk.

While I never thought that in my lifetime I’d turn to the words of George W. Bush as an exemplar of reason, I can’t help but think of an excerpt from a commencement speech he gave in 2004, in Wisconsin no less. There, he said, and I quote:

“A person shows his or her character in kindness and charity, and what is true in our lives is also true in the life of our Nation. You can fairly judge the character of society by how it treats the weak, the vulnerable, the most easily forgotten. Our own country, at its best, strives to be compassionate, and this isn't easy. Compassion is not merely a vague feeling of empathy; it is a demanding virtue. It involves action and effort and deep conviction, a conviction as old as Scripture and present at the founding of our country. We believe that everyone has a place and a purpose in this world, that every life matters, that no insignificant person was ever born.”

I too believe this to be true. And for this, and many other reasons, I stand with the Dreamers.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Sep 11, 2017, 04:00 PM (14 replies)

Ok, Megyn Kelly had Putin on American TV, so now Bannon is on 60 Minutes....

this is not my country. These vulgarians/murderers/pigs are somehow celebrities...we didn't know how good we had it with the Kardashians...
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sun Sep 10, 2017, 06:25 PM (1 replies)
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