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YEEEEEOOWWW!!! This is the fight!

The civil fight for our democracy.

Give money and/or time to Stacy's FairFight2020. I have no doubt her campaign will have positive results.

Volunteer to GOTV... It's a rush every time you tell a young person that the voting age is 18, not 21. Or that person who just moved and had not updated their registration. Or that student that thinks they have to travel home to vote, etc.

This is what democracy looks like!

Yes! This! Thank you!

Commenting especially to journal this, so I can revisit the turn you've made in the thread. I appreciate the OP, but cannot let myself get bogged down to the point of feeling hopeless.

Gonna keep on gettin' up and standing up.

So, then,,, hehhhh....GOPers don't have to think about keeping the district (R)ed

Texas already has three Rs not running for reelection. tRumpers need to be able to ride on incumbencies like ratcliffe's. This way they won't have to shuffle, launder, lavish or rathole money around the state as much for the open seats. Perhaps won't get as many questions about income disparity in the 4th district, or current states of its superfund sites, etc.

I'll breathe a little easier until the next unqualified, partisaned-to-hell hack is nominated for DNI.

Good reference to have! Bookmarked and journaled. nt

Once again, tirelessly, she brings it all together.

Yes, thank you, Rachel Maddow.

(Disclaimer: I have not watched but the first two hours of today's hearings. Will form my own opinion over the next few hours/day as I consume more of the footage. I encourage folks to watch Rachel's show, despite my general policy of being careful with causing a knee jerk echo chamber from a cable news program - of which I am a regular/avid viewer.)

The story of this nightmare is compelling when you stand back and take it in... Couldn't believe how far she traveled in the first 29 mins. I want answers to the questions she raised.

Why, Mueller, did you not think it important enough to clearly pursue Trump's taxes?

And, how on Earth, did the secrecy of Trump Tower Moscow not carry more weight in his prosecutorial methods and deliberations with regard to criminal intent and the implications of extortion under the scheme of tyrannical governance blah to the influences of a hostile power that we now face?

PS. No, I have not read the entire report, but I have it, and will do so.

Dang, that's good. Kick. nt

Bookmarked and journaled, nt

I agree with you, Rufus

I'm in my forties, so there's one difference in our views. I've spent my adult life watching the republicans get away with breaking rules and stacking the deck, again and again. All the while, wondering when there's been enough of it? When is it no longer the time for politics as usual?

I appreciate MM's opinion, and ensuing discussions, whether or not I agree with him. I have a great deal of uncertainty in regards to when to pursue impeachment, but little doubt as to whether Dems should initiate the inquiries.

How is Helsinki and the Mueller Report not enough? I mean, there's video and a book. tRump may have his base and fox news, et al, but they don't represent majority opinion across a number of key issues. And, so what if it doesn't make it thru McConnell's senate, then call on him to answer, either officially or thru the media, for his dereliction of duty.

Now, all that said, I respect Pelosi, and I'm willing to wait until the timing is right. It's not like I'm going to leave the Democratic party or not fight like hell for us to win in 2020.

(I laughed at the apt comparisons of the Acosta family photo to the Shining, but I didn't recommend the thread, so I'm not sure how much I need to adjust my moral compass, yet. Images of powerful people's children have been newsworthy forever, and this one was so, eh, pointed as to require at least acknowledging the likeness to a very popular movie against the backdrop of what the two men in the photo represent. I think a side by side of the Acosta photo to one of an overcrowded cell of detainees would have triggered a mostly serious thread. My brain made the association regardless, and I ultimately felt chilled and saddened. One of the best values instilled in me by my elders is the importance of respecting children as you would any fellow human being. I don't think people were mocking the kids, as there's really so much to that particular photo. Sooo, I'll take on half a smiting from you, MM, and thank you for trying to elevate the conversation even if I think your charges were a little harsh.)

Hundreds in Austin. Saw a 2018 hero of mine and heard hard truths

Was so tired, but I made it to the vigil in time to hear Lloyd Doggett speak. You know, I forget how important it is to see other shining faces listening, nodding, chanting, and wiping away tears as you do the same. You can be heard as you listen, as you just stand there not saying a thing.

I darn near went and asked Mike Seigel, who sounded great at the podium, for an autograph. He successfully took on Waller County for their student voter suppression shell game operation. Would go on to give Michael McCaul a run for his money in a district that runs from Houston to Austin thru mostly rural, small towns known for smoked meats, speed traps, and more.

Here's the moment my heart stopped and tears flowed: an immigration attorney (apologies, I don't recall her name) spoke of something I never thought would need to be uttered in this country of ours.

I must paraphrase:

If you know of people living in fear over their immigration status, you can help them by going grocery shopping for them, run errands for them. Employers can help by letting them stay home, and still pay them.

I couldn't control my tears. The raids and draconian treatment are causing terror in people's lives.

DUers, my worst day is nothing compared to the oppression that families across the nation are living under right now. It's time to resist, peacefully, in whatever way you can.

Whoa. Is the first I've heard of TV Marti.

I'm completely disturbed by this. Radio station went on the air in 1985, TV station in 1990??!?!! All these years broadcasting ... And has been spewing all manner of tRump era hate and propaganda
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