Archive for the 'Are you revolted enough yet…?' Category

THIS IS WHAT THE SLEEPING GIANT LOOKS LIKE…

January 23rd, 2017

I have a new meme running through my mind this morning: President Donald John Trump’s handlers have awakened a sleeping giant of progressives. Events this weekend in Washington and Atlanta are just two examples. Jamiles Lartey, writing in Atlanta protest takes on importance after Trump insults civil rights leader for The Guardian, explains: In the […]

THE BOSS: THE NEW AMERICAN RESISTANCE

January 23rd, 2017

Remember all those artists who didn’t agree to celebrate the inauguration of President Donald John Trump over the weekend? Bruce Sprinsteen (idol of the B Street Band that declined to perform) took the opportunity last night in Perth, Australia, took the opportunity to declare his intentions. Andrew Stafford, writing in Bruce Springsteen and the E […]

IS TOM PETERS ADVISING PRESIDENT TRUMP…?

January 23rd, 2017

Every Monday morning I receive an email from Tom Peters’ organization with a quote from Tom. This morning’s message drives right to the heart of events over the past weekend and, I think, is directed at the 45th president of The United States. Tom loses the new president, of course, at moral. Sad.

PROGRESSIVES INVIGORATED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP…

January 23rd, 2017

One of the secondary reasons that I voted for Bernie Sanders in the Ohio primary and then for Jill Stein in the general election is that I knew that a second President Clinton would mean continued business as usual which meant a continued erosion of progressive gains made in my lifetime and further empowerment of […]

VITAL CCPC ACTION ALERT FOR 11 AM TUESDAY…

January 23rd, 2017

Well, this didn’t take long. From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We apologize for breaking with our tradition of one email a week but as Resistance to Trump begins more frequent communication is necessary. Tuesday, January 24th CCPC joins MoveOn.org, Working Families and Indivisible, in the nationwide resistance effort known as Resist Trump Tuesdays. The […]

[NEW] ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

January 23rd, 2017

In the past I’ve asked if the DAPL protest could become this century’s Wounded Knee. I’m now thinking that Tienanmen Square might be the better comparison. [Update @ 0535 on 23 January: Their land, their rules—North Dakota tribe formally calls on pipeline protesters to disperse.] [Update @ 1000 on 22 January: What happens in the […]

PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP’S NUMBERS, SAD…

January 22nd, 2017

The image above shows the turnout for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama. Mouse over the image to see what the turnout for the 2017 inauguration of President Donald John Trump looked like. To steal a favorite tweet word from President Trump: sad. So, President Donald John Trump is not happy. People just […]

START BUILDING BRIDGES (AND NOT TO CANADA)…

January 21st, 2017

Oliver Burkeman, writing in How to get stuff done (and maybe change the world, too) for The Guardian, suggests: In the context of great battles over politics, or the fate of societies, this talk of inboxes and apps may seem soul-crushingly mundane. But that’s the point: however world-changing your aims, it’s only through mundane actions […]

LESS THAN 24 HOURS INTO TRUMP’S AMERICA…

January 21st, 2017

For The Full Masha (WARNING: DO NOT WATCH ALONE OR WHILE ARMED!)… Then there’s Kate Aronoff’s 14 ways to Trump-proof your life Well, this didn’t take long. I thought we’d have until Tuesday morning to start tearing our hair out, but President Donald John Trump has hit the ground running. Don’t blink or you might […]

HISTORY LESSONS FOR NEXT ELECTION

January 20th, 2017

Is Cleveland ready for a change election? Certainly, it is in dire need of a transformation in leadership in the mayor’s office and administration. We’ve had major change elections in the past when mayors and their administrations have shown cracks in ruling that could not be ignored. This is a comparable time, I’d say. Poor […]

TO STORM THE SWAMP 2017 THIS WEEKEND….

January 20th, 2017

From the staff of Policy.Mic: Mic’s Storm the Swamp 2017 map illustrates where and when key protests, disruptions and demonstrations for and against the Trump administration will take place in Washington, D.C., the week of Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The map includes information about who is organizing them, what issues are at stake […]

OPENS TOMORROW: IN DONALD TRUMP’S AMERICA

January 19th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
KICKING 32 MILLION TO THE HEALTHCARE CURB…

January 18th, 2017

So, what does the Congressional Budget Office think of Republicans—like the 10th wealthiest* member of our House of Representatives and my own representative James B. Renacci (R-OH-16)—who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act? According to the report (How Repealing Portions of the Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage and Premiums published yesterday, […]

TRUMP CAN’T EVEN SIGN A FECKIN’ COVER BAND…

January 18th, 2017

Friday’s inauguration may turn out to be lamest, most boring in the history of such events. Not the formal swearing in on the Capital steps, that promises to be contentious and vocal far surpassing that of President George Walker Bush in 2001 (though not the riot that James O’Keefe hoped to pay for), but rather […]

CHELSEA MANNING TO WALK FREE IN 120 DAYS…

January 18th, 2017

On 17 May will walk free from the United States military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Ed Pilkington, writing in Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama for The Guardian ledes: Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times when she exposed the nature of […]

RENACCI RUSHES TO FURTHER GUT PROTECTIONS…

January 17th, 2017

House Resolution 5, The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017—obfuscately described by sponsor Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) as a bill: To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations, to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of […]

HOW POOR CAN YOU BE AND BE ON THE LIST…?

January 16th, 2017

Over the last few days I found myself wondering just how much money you need to be on the list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. The number comes from Forbes which annually publishes the Forbes 400. The most recent list, 2016, puts Bill Gates at the top with $81 billion, $14 billion ahead of No. […]

OBAMA’S MISSED CHANCE THAT CREATED TRUMP…

January 16th, 2017

I voted for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008, but not in 2012. While I fully understand the emotional and symbolic importance of President Obama, he won election and re-election because he was the best in a really horrible field of candidates, and in the years following the historic 2008 election of President Obama, the disastrously […]

GOP PREPARES FOR DEATH PENALTY SURGE…!

January 15th, 2017

WHAT THE OBAMA CARE FIGHT IS REALLY ABOUT…

January 15th, 2017

New grandfather Mano Singham, writing in The winners and losers of Obamacare repeal, has the story—ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on 400 Highest-Income Households, Each Would Get Average Tax Cut of About $7 Million a Year: . The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has released a report that shows why the Republicans […]

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