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July 16, 2018

This "sound bite" should be front and center to every Incumbent Republicon

To be used in ads, on billboards, in letters, and directly to them (wherever they may be).

"Since you are truly the only ones who can do something in Congress, where were you when it was time to Stand Up For America?"

Make them squirm in their inaction if they don't and of course lead to their defeat.

July 14, 2018

Bear with me---pun intended.

Maybe (fate willing) the DonCon is meeting with Putin now to discuss where he could set up a hotel on the Black Sea in anticipation of his prosecution here and where he will spend the rest of his life. Goes with his effort to "repaint" Air Force one so no one realizes when he flies away.

April 24, 2018

Guess what's on the State Dinner menu tonight.

Macroni and Cheetos-----

April 19, 2018

Somewhat of a nit but..

I don't know if this is the place to post this, but there has been a lot of discussion (in the media) on the poor outcome of the woman who died from the Southwest Airlines incident of the engine failure, the window breach and her being sucked out of the window.

The news reporting talks on this event as something being exceptional but they never reference a similar occurrence in 1973. A DC-10 was traveling to San Fran and they had an engine failure that extracted a passenger over New Mexico. I remember it well as the plane safely landed at Albuquerque. The passenger was only found two years later.

Just to make sure that people know that this isn't the first time and to recognize 2 losses of life.


March 25, 2018

Really Something-Fox News Website

I was reluctant to go to Fox news website but I did to see their coverage of todays historical events. What I found probably wasn't surprising but there was essentially nothing on the March. There was some side link going to some article about David Hogg and how he is such a threat (they have many links to how bad he is) and that's it. They totally ignored today. The blindness and deafness is beyond belief.

October 8, 2017

Have heard nothing-zip-nada about any forensic investigation of the Las Vegas shooter.

I have found it strange that in all the discussions about motives about the shooter I have heard nothing about any drug testing or autopsies being performed. Nothing. It has been nearly a week and nothing has been reported or even said about this in anything of regular reporting. They all keep up the lack of motive thing. Why?

The closest I have seen is something (I think I read on CNN) about the Texas Tower shooter having a brain tumor that was putting pressure on his amygdala that may have contributed to the event and an oblique comment that the reporter wondered if the shooters brain was damaged with his "suicide". That's it.

Can anyone point me towards something that may explain this lack of focus on something so basic in forensic's ?

June 23, 2017

The framing of this Republican Deathcare Travesty needs to change.

The discussions around how this abomination of a healthcare bill will throw people off of insurance or eliminate their access to Medicaid or deny them essential coverage or even decimate Women's healthcare seem to have little effect on moving those who don't really seem to care, for whatever reasons. We need to approach this with something else.

I think we as Democrats and those that oppose this legislation (which only makes most peoples lives more and more untenable or fraught with concerns for their loved ones) need to make an assumption that this thing will pass and then what do we do?

I propose at least 3 things that we need to start advocating for. Stay with me on why this may influence those who now seem to be oblivious to why this Republican Deathcare Plan is so bad (they really don't empathize well, now do they?)

1- Assisted Suicide must be become a right for all. It only makes sense for those who can not afford the healthcare that they no longer can afford and it would be something for them to consider to protect their family from having to go into debt because the family is pretty much the ones that now would have to take care of them.

2- Bankruptcy Laws need to change to prevent the impact of the increases that we will see when people can no longer afford to stay alive. When yearly and/or lifetime caps are removed again, these numbers will increase. We need to respond to that with changes that protect those that would suffer for the debts, like the family again. See Number 1 to help mitigate this.

3- We need to remove all restrictions on the availability and use of drugs that will alleviate the pain of illnesses that this legislation will indeed increase. This means more opioids. If people have no access to medical care to help them through their illness then they should at least have access to those things that will help them either through their problem or to the end of it.

The connection to why we must advocate for these is that it puts the effects of the Republicans plan into somewhat of a real response for everyone, including those who may not be thinking of effects- most Republicans I must say.

It moves the discussion. Move it to real legislation requests-like amendments or whatever. Bring it forward as a real response.

Have those who object to Assisted Suicide thought this through?--Many in the Evangelical movement need to balance this with what they have been taught about Christian compassion.

Do those who may be concerned about their financial well being thought this through? This may or may not influence the Republican base but if it is emphasized with the discussion around Medicaid loss and their elders late life healthcare then maybe they will get it.

The Opioid thing is front and center in many Republican areas. If it is advocated as a response to this Republican monstrosity then maybe they will have to rethink their support of more drugs in their world.

A long proposal, but a different approach. Make laws (or at least try to) in response to this and maybe people will think a little more about what they really support.

April 29, 2017

Only an unusual connection.

Not to be considered something super important or even relevant but did anyone else wonder about Trumps quote on Conflict with North Korea as being "Major, Major".

For those who may remember. A main character in Joseph Heller's book Catch22 was named Major Major- sort of a joke character.
Could Trump be channeling this guy?

March 7, 2017

Only a connection concern about Healthcare

When there was extensive discussion on this forum and the country in general about a Health care solution in 2008/9 and we ended up with a Health care plan that was a "Republican" plan (that was from an early Heritage Foundation proposal), why does anyone think that the Republican's can fix this issue with any proposal? Didn't they fail on this from the start? Isn't is time to really consider something more radical, like "signal payer"? Bottom line is that Republican's can't fix anything can they?

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