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Recall Question - Why Don't Democrats launch recall efforts in every state with an R Governor?

If this is the 6th recall attempt against Newsom by the rethugs,
maybe it's time for Dem's to start going medieval on their asses and start recall attempts in the 18 other States which allow recalls
(assuming those states have R governors - I don't have a list of affected states handy)

Other than time and resources, what's to lose? Maybe Dems might gain a governor or two who could then appoint more D senators when the opportunity arises, making Dino Joe (Manchin) irrelevant.

Unless there's something I'm missing.
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Tue Sep 14, 2021, 07:22 PM (25 replies)

Natural Allies - 4 pics, n/t







Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Tue Sep 14, 2021, 10:05 AM (2 replies)

Singh blasts Trudeau for copying BC NDP's idea of calling a snap election in middle of a pandemic

From The Beaverton - Canadian satire

-snip-


TORONTO – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for stealing his party’s idea to call a snap election in the middle of a global pandemic.

“This needless power grab is exactly what the provincial wing of my party did 10 months ago,” said Singh.

Singh also pointed to how much more of a risk the NDP took since a vaccine was not widely available at the time.


-snip-

complete article at link:
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/08/singh-blasts-trudeau-for-copying-bc-ndps-idea-of-calling-a-snap-election-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic/
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:18 AM (0 replies)

Conservatives - the only party trying to kill your pension (Canadian election)

"Conservatives - the only party trying to kill your pension: O’Toole’s Plan Could Allow Companies to Cut Pensions:"

from twitter:

https://twitter.com/ColonFords/status/1437575962422611971
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:38 PM (7 replies)

Just found this meme re: Canadian election candidates

Just a caveat- before I get the hate mail from the NDP vs Trudeau crowd:

Strategic voting entails voting for the progressive candidate most likely to defeat the conservatives in a particular riding.

If Liberals are ahead of the NDP in a particular riding, then it makes sense to vote Liberal as the best bet to prevent the CONS from winning, and so as not to waste your vote on a party that has no chance of winning in that riding

On the flip side, if the NDP were ahead in a particular riding, then it would make sense to vote NDP for that same reason.

So this meme is somewhat of an oversimplification, but then again Liberals are way ahead of NDP in overall voter intention polls and projected seat counts. And I still think it's important to look at the candidate in your riding to see who has the best chance:



from https://twitter. com/haqanwar
Dr Anwar Hawk
@Haqanwar
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:49 AM (31 replies)

Jody Wilson Raybould has a tantrum over Trudeau's rejecting her nomination of a conservative judge

https://twitter.com/ColonFords/status/1436744438034878472

Raybould's pick Justice "Joyal had previously criticized the judiciary for having interpreted charter rights "broadly"...
Those interpretations have helped to enshrine rights such as a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion as well as the legalization of same-sex marriage — both issues on which Trudeau has focused closely"
https://globalnews.ca/news/5100221/manitoba-bar-association-glenn-joyal/

Trudeau rejected her pick, and now, just in time for the Canadian election, this former liberal-in-name-only decides to announce her "memoirs" containing nothing but unsubstantiated allegations and opinions slandering our PM.
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Sep 11, 2021, 07:17 PM (2 replies)

8 of my photos that have been converted into jigsaw puzzles

Hello DU'ers!

As some of you know, my wife & I host a website documenting our travels by train across the U.S.A. & Canada, North America By Rail: https://northamericabyrail.info/

Well some of my photos have been noticed by a 3rd party. Below are some links to some free virtual jigsaw puzzles made from our train travel pics by http://www.train-puzzles.com

They ask us permission each time, so far they have made 8 of my pics into jigsaw puzzles!

Here are the pics, and below them are the links to the puzzle for that particular pic:

VIA Rail F40PH #6406 and Coors Light "Silver Bullet Express" unit #6408 on the point of the eastbound 'Canadian'. Photographed at Jasper, Alberta, October 10, 2011:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online03/rp559751.html

Canadian Pacific Railway FPA2 #4090. Photographed at Cranbrook, British Columbia, August 3, 2017:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online01/rp628677.html

Canadian National Railway 4-6-4 #5700. Photographed at St. Thomas, Ontario, June 19, 2010:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online03/rp445318.html

Meet between east & westbound 'Canadians'. VIA Rail F40PH #6437 is on the point of the VIA Rail's Westbound Canadian and we are in the dome car on the eastbound train. Photographed at Henry House, Alberta, July 13, 2019.


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online02/m1586.html

New York & Lake Erie FPA-4 #6764. Photographed at Gowanda, New York, July 1, 2014:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online02/rp518875.html

Canadian Pacific 4-4-0 #374 on display at the Drake Street Roundhouse. Photographed at Vancouver, British Columbia, August 6, 2017:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online02/m1635.html

Pennsylvania Railroad E7(A) #5901. Photographed at Strasburg, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2012:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online03/rp466602.html

Canadian Pacific Railway FP7 #1424. Photographed at Medicine Hat, Alberta, July 3, 2019:


Link to the puzzle:
http://www.train-puzzles.com/online03/rp708336.html

If you'd like, you may check out the rest of my 61 pics that have been hosted by the rail photography website Railpictures.net at: https://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=63021

Or you can see all of our rail travel pics on our website at:
https://northamericabyrail.info/

Hope you enjoy- Cheers, Pete!
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Thu Sep 9, 2021, 12:20 PM (48 replies)

Question for DU'ers: Texas - Are Public Transit Drivers now liable under new GQP "laws"?

What about public transit drivers in Texas who must operate on a fixed route?

Would they be liable to lawsuits under Gauleiter Greg's SB8 which threatens to punish drivers for getting people where they need to go?

What is the GQP going to do there - sue transit drivers and shut down bus routes?

I'm guessing not - because every bus stop/ rail station is meant to be used by the general public with multiple boardings & alightings happening at once - but with the GQP who knows?
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:13 AM (11 replies)

The Beaverton: Conservatives fight Justin Trudeau's sex appeal with whatever the hell this is

by MARY GILLIS The Beaverton (Canadian satire):

Conservatives fight Justin Trudeau’s sex appeal with whatever the hell this is:

https://twitter.com/thebeaverton/status/1427400663592407069

Read the full article at:
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/08/conservatives-fight-justin-trudeaus-sex-appeal-with-whatever-the-hell-this-is/
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Thu Sep 2, 2021, 01:24 PM (5 replies)

Canadian Election: Brooks Brothers rioters would be proud-Conservative Ratfucking arrives in Canada

Conservative staffers implicated in violence that shutdown Trudeau's campaign event in Bolton, Ontario:

Conservative staffer Zelda Orser - of Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey's office - as well as staffers for Federal Conservative MP Kyle Seeback's campaign have been discovered stalking Justin Trudeau and arranging &/or participating in the violence that shutdown his campaign in Bolton & intimidated Liberal supporters:

https://twitter.com/MsAmyMacPherson/status/1431601495112359938

These were not just "random anti vaxxers" mentioned in conservative media outlets trying to downplay the incident. These are actual staffers of both the Federal, and Ontario Provincial, Conservative parties.



More Below:
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/08/31/opinion/fear-and-loathing-canada
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Thu Sep 2, 2021, 12:06 PM (7 replies)
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