…Progressive Citizen Candidates United… not bad, and CPPU is O.K. as acronyms go… and I have to have a name and get going…
Pro Democracy Writing contests on Trump-alt-Right oligarchic drift wedded to traditional southern strategy Holy Triumverate Repube backlash of last 40-80 years… and with a pro and con alternative bent: Why "We the people…" oppose these ass holes and how we create and build "Something completely different…"
Cleveland, Ohio March 10, 2017
Given the horrific 25+ years of "health care reform" that basically has de-evolved from the Heritage Foundation package of what would be allowed by the big for profit medical industry players into first Romneycare in Mass. and then a slightly less successful National version I call "Obomney Care- and now the predatory dullard Repubes offering to gut even that on behalf of those with the most among us…One thing should be clear: now is the time not for your tears over the loss of Obamacare- or hand wringing that they will do this and get away with doing this terrible thing. They will both do it and for the most part get away with it in the short run. Now is the time to ferociously advocate for and pursue the argument in every Congressional District not only for "Single Payer, Not For Profit, Universal Health Care" in this country but also for a set of Constitutional Amendments that will address the travesty that has been unleashed on our Democracy by the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court decisions and the ongoing hard right money coup that they have further strengthened and emboldened.
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Cleveland, Ohio February 24, 2017
If the experience with attempted health care reform has proven anything it’s that a single payer, not for profit, universal health care system is what is needed in this country. Totally transparent, corruption free, and fraud proof. It’s tiring that we are consistently told that such a system is "not politically feasible in the current climate." That is only so because the most "successful" predatory corporatist players own far to much of the Democratic process. Our costs as a society could easily go down 20-40% with such a fundamentally moral transition and the quality of health care would in the long run improve. It is almost impossible to quantify how much the stress of this system adds to a persons health issues when they are subjected to the cruel "invisible hand" realities of our current system at the most vulnerable points and stages of their (read: all of our) lives.
…Tues. 3/21/17 9:33 AMWhoa Nellie. So I took this job late, and it probably is a good thing. The next three days I’m in for orchestra etc. and I will probably be able to maintain the little bit of writing momentum I got going so far in this new process. I need to maintain the daily thou thing through this weekend, which I didn’t do last weekend. And that’s O.K.. And by the end of this weekend I want to be ready to take things to the next level. In fact, I wouldn’t mind if I was setting up the new blog by Sunday morning, but realistically that is probably a week away.
So anyway. This class is driving me crazy. 9th graders man. Eeuww (sic). Just awful. I mean really un-acceptable. And that seems to be the case a lot in English classes. I don’t know how I would handle this kind of thing, but it would be tough unless you came up with something that at least sort of kept or maintained some level of control. Oh well…
Anyway, on "Mein Trumpf"… These will just be a series of bulleted crots, and may not follow any kind of progression. Just random, baby…
- The idea or notion of "giving this guy a chance has run its course. He is worse than the worst I thought he might be. And I was, how do you say it, concerned all along. I even did think he might actually get elected, which of course, he kind of sort of did. How this trainwreck ends is more or less as fascinating as watching a, well, train wreck. In too slow a motion. It is truly hard to believe that anyoune still buys into him being any kind of legitimate leader- let alone man worthy of being President. Of course there is a great deal of rabid partisanship and there has been since at least the Vietnik era. That really does seem to be the divide to where if you fell on one side or another of that horror-coaster you probably saw the world one way or another. And unless something compelled you to make a major change-over, your interpretation of things or people and national figures tended to stay focused through whatever prism your path in those days set you on. Of course that is assuming you lived through that era. And by now many did not. But that era galvanized everything that followed. If you were against the war in Vietnam, you probably didn’t like what happened to Allende in Chile, or the Reagan atrocities in El Salvador and Nicaragua or Grenada or the arming of Sadam to the teeth for the Iran-Iraq War of the 80’s or the horrifically short-sighted backing of the Osama lead "Freedom Fighters" In Afghanistan in an attempt to further weaken the Soviet Union. Well that may have worked in the short run, but now we have Putin basically installing an American Apprentice Puppet President. That’s why we need to say to Trump: "Your fired’ as soon as possible.
- From http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/fbi-james-comey-trump-russia-hearing-236265 there is the following quote He also revealed that the FBI launched its investigation into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials back in July — a detail that enraged allies of Hillary Clinton, considering Comey chose to confirm the existence of the probe into her email arrangement but not the one into Trump’s campaign. .
Which of course does beg the question: why would Comey go public not once but twice over the Clinton emails- once just 10 or so days before the election, in effect the "October Surprise" that probably, in conjunction with the two days before the election "oh, there’s nothing really here after all disclaimer"- and not feel that the Democratic voting public should also know about the Trump-Russia investigation and possibilities of meddling in our election? Really, Comey? Comey please.
Although there really are many "multiple causality" reasons for Hillary losing the election, Comey was the "Trump card" so to speak that tipped the scales very late in the game. That last bit of "I just felt like the people deserved to know" just doesn’t jive with them not having a right to know that the other candidate and his peeps also were under suspicion and actual investigation already too. Bricks and mortar what???
The top Democrat on the panel, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, tried to keep the focus on the newly confirmed FBI probe.
“If the Trump campaign, or anybody associated with it, aided or abetted the Russians, it would not only be a serious crime, it would also represent one of the most shocking betrayals of our democracy in history,” Schiff said.
Enough with quoting all this shit. This is my time, as we say in the industry.