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July 31, 2019

Political suicide...rant.

That's what I keep reading here at DU it seems a hundred times a day.

I may be wrong, but IMO if the Dems want to pass anything at all in today's political environment they're going to need a veto-proof majority. Dems could float a resolution declaring day to be day and night to be night and Repubs would denounce it as socialism.

Right wing billionaires telling me to be afraid of socialist policies, left wing billionaires telling me to be afraid of socialistic policies, blue dog Dems telling me to be afraid of socialistic policies. All my favorite right wing pundits (/s) telling me to be afraid of socialistic policies.
Sounds like everyone seems to have the same script.

Meanwhile the Repubs deconstruct the federal government as we watch and everyone counsels caution. This is a fight for the existence of our democracy and our planet.

July 31, 2019

Democratic hopefuls to appear throughout Las Vegas Valley this weekend

Ahead of a candidate forum this weekend at UNLV, Democratic presidential hopefuls are lining up events around the Las Vegas Valley in an attempt to bolster their support among Nevadans.

The forum, hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the UNLV Student Union. The forum is a members-only event but will be livestreamed at publicserviceforum.com. It’s the largest gathering of presidential candidates in Nevada so far, with 19 of the 24 declared Democratic candidates currently scheduled to attend.

Here's your chance to rub elbows Nevadans...a look at some of the candidates’ schedules going into the weekend.

more at https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jul/31/democratic-hopefuls-to-appear-throughout-las-vegas/

July 30, 2019

Children evicted following their mother's ICE detention

On a rather muggy July morning, 21-year-old Omar Arellano Cruz and his 16-year-old sister Kimberly are in a time crunch to pack up all their possessions, clear out of the home and relocate to a new place.

While Omar calculates financials and reads through page after page of an application to a potential apartment, Kimberly, along with a handful of volunteers from the Latino outreach nonprofit Mi Familia Vota, stuff belongings into boxes and pile the contents of their home into a U-Haul.

As much as evictions are never planned, Omar, Kimberly and their youngest brother, 12-year-old AJ, weren’t prepared for the shock and financial constraints that comes from suddenly forced to move.

Their mother Adriana Arellano Cruz, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 10 and still remains at its detention facility in Henderson. The children, all U.S. citizens, have been forced to deal with the aftermath.

more at https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2019/07/30/children-evicted-following-their-mothers-ice-detention/

I don't even have the energy anymore to express how pissed off I am.
July 30, 2019

Nevada Rep. Titus joins call for Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada is joining about 100 Democrats in the U.S. House in calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Titus, a Democrat who represents Las Vegas, announced today that her decision is based on what she called "mounting evidence" that the president repeatedly broke the law to protect his own interests.

Not a lot more to the article...https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jul/29/nevada-rep-titus-joins-call-for-trump-impeachment/

Longer article at...https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2019/07/29/titus-joins-calls-for-impeachment-inquiry/
July 27, 2019

Just an odd thought about my current feelings and an elevator

It's like I'm in an elevator that stopped moving and the lights went out. The lights flicker back to life. Trump is the guy crouching in the corner screaming at the top of his lungs for what seems like aeons and everyone is looking at each other hoping someone else will cold-cock him. Know what I mean? It's like a bad movie and they locked the theater doors.

July 18, 2019

So...ready for the MSM pundits to begin telling us why the Jim Crow South and slavery were good?

and fundamentalists explaining that Jesus was really a MAGAT?

Just my snark for the day...or maybe reality?

July 18, 2019

The Rubicon has been been crossed

Trump's pulled out all the stops on his campaign for a Caucasian America. Are you listening corporate America? It's time to pick a side of the fence. As consumers we have the power of life and death over you. We are waiting for your response, but not for long.

Anyone that hasn't jumped ship by now is part of their team, and as such is irredeemable in my eyes.

July 11, 2019

US admits low-level radioactive waste was shipped to Nevada for years

RENO — A Nevada congressman called for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's resignation Wednesday after the department acknowledged dozens of shipments of low-level radioactive waste shipped to the Nevada National Security Site outside of Las Vegas may have been mislabeled and out of compliance with safety regulations for years.

The department announced earlier Wednesday it has suspended shipments of the waste from Tennessee to Nevada while it investigates whether the materials were "potentially mischaracterized" as the wrong category of low-level waste.

read more at https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jul/10/sisolak-unauthorized-nuclear-waste-possibly-shippe/

We need to clean house...

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