Archive for the 'Election 2018' Category

WHEN REPRESENTATIVES CHOOSE THEIR VOTERS…

April 11th, 2017

COMING 13 JUNE: NO IS NOT ENOUGH

April 6th, 2017

I pre-ordered my copy of Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need this morning from my local, independent bookstore. This is, of course the way you should go. If you don’t have a local, independent bookstore, Mac’s Backs is more than happy to mail you a […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
RENACCI’S TAKE ON WHY TRUMPCARE CRASHED…

April 5th, 2017

So, I made phone calls and sent emailS regarding the impending passage of Trumpcare on 23 and 24 March encouraging my member of congress in the House of Representatives. I encouraged Rep. Jim Renacci, to stand up and not throw thousands of his constituents, including veterans, under the bus by replacing the Affordable Care Act […]

WHEN MEETING YOUR TOWN IS A JOB WRECKER…

April 5th, 2017

Now we know where Jim Renacci has been hiding.

TRUTH IS OUT THERE, BUT FINDING IT IS HARD…

April 4th, 2017

Sean Spicer is not the Trump administration press secretary burning down the system. Ralph Nader, writing in Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners, encourages journalists to do their damn jobs: I’ve always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions […]

CLEVELAND: OFF THE HOOK AND INTO THE SHIT…?

April 4th, 2017

United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III thinks that consent degree reached between the Department of Justice and communities across the country are, at the least, inappropriate and possibly unconstitutional. Thirty years ago Coretta Scott King wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee under Strom Thurmond saying that Jeff Sessions was not fit […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):*
FAKING NEWS ABOUT FAKE TOWN HALL MEETINGS…

April 2nd, 2017

Members of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus have been talking a lot about the importance of presenting our very real and deadly serious questions to our representatives in Congress through the medium of town hall meetings. The problem is that now that they have to actually govern, Republicans are avoiding constituents at open meetings like […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
THREE IN CANTON HAVE QUESTIONS FOR RENACCI…

April 1st, 2017

Citizens in Rep. Jim Renacci’s district want to talk to him. Renacci, however, has gone to ground and is only speaking through tele-townhall meetings where, like radio shows with broadcast delays, his staff can control who gets to ask questions that Renacci likes. Vicki Boatright and Lorraine Wilburn, reporting in Gibbs, Renacci should listen to […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
DETAILS MEET DEVIL; EXACTLY WHAT IS PROPER…?

April 1st, 2017

Yesterday my congressman in the House of Representatives, Jim Renacci, published Commentary: Ensuring veterans get the support they need in Wooster, Ohio’s The Daily Record. I left this comment: Good morning, I’m one of the veterans that Rep. Renacci pretends to support. I receive excellent health care from the Veterans Administration here in Northeast Ohio, […]

NO! NO! NO! RESIST! RESIST! RESIST…!

March 31st, 2017

N. DAKOTA WANTS CHANGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT…

March 31st, 2017

I’ve written earlier about North Dakota’s assaults on our Constitution including changes sought to protect people from prosecution—see 16 January—if they happen to use their vehicle to run over lawful protesters. As I was updating my list of stories surrounding the Dakota Access Pipe Line this morning, I came across David Blackmon’s A New Controversy […]

CHAGRIN FALLS AND TRUMP’S IMPROVED EPA…

March 31st, 2017

CATCHING UP ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…

March 31st, 2017

So, the environmental protests surround the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line moved elsewhere following the closer of the Stand Rock camp about a month ago. The fight is far from over and I thought I ought to write a front-page, omnibus post of events since the closing. (The headlines can be regularly found […]

PRESIDENT BUSH: THAT WAS SOME WEIRD SHIT

March 30th, 2017

Yashar Ali, reporting in What George W. Bush Really Thought of Donald Trump’s Inauguration for New York Magazine writes: The inauguration of Donald Trump was a surreal experience for pretty much everyone who witnessed it, whether or not they were at the event and regardless of who they supported in the election. On the dais, […]

TRUMP DECLARES WAR ON AMERICA, THE WORLD…

March 29th, 2017

Sure, I’m posting a video from a comedy show hosted by a South African, but the message is deadly (literally deadly) serious. President Donald John Trump in ending the fake war on coal has declared war on all Americans and the rest of the world. To pretend he’s saving 70,000 jobs (which we should not […]

WE RISE BY EMBRACING COLLATERAL BENEFIT…

March 28th, 2017

I’m doing a bit of catching up this morning, enjoying the different rhythm of Spring Break, and one of the items in my reading pile is a Guardian long-read by Rebecca Solnit: Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option, from 13 March. The beginning of the piece is a primer for […]

WHAT I’M READING NOW: BERNIE TO EDUCATION…

March 26th, 2017

First up this morning, Trevor Timm on Everyone loves Bernie Sanders. Except, it seems, the Democratic party. My takeaway: In other words, [the DNC elite are] doubling down on the exact same failing strategy that Clinton used in the final months of the campaign. Sanders himself put it this way in his usual blunt style […]

ADVICE FOR REVOLUTIONARIES FROM THE ROTR…

March 25th, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
REPRESENTATIVE JIM RENACCI IS TOAST IN 2018…

March 25th, 2017

There are three kinds of Republicans in our House of Representatives: there are the members of the Freedom Caucus who publicly stood up and said they would vote No on Trumpcare because of their Conservative principles (like Jim Jordan (OH-4); there are those members who publicly stood up and said they would vote No on […]

NO WONDER TRUMP HATES SESAME STREET…

March 25th, 2017

Part of President Donald John Trump’s wish list proposed federal budge includes the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other vital federal agencies. I know that I’m attributing a grandly petty motive here to President Trump, but grandly petty seems a pretty appropriate description of the inner workings of a man who seems […]

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