Dianne Feinstein is vulnerable

    The California Democratic Party (CDP) declined to endorse anybody in this year’s U.S. Senate race. Since the two most popular candidates are Democrats - one of whom will almost certainly win in November - some may see nothing more than a decision not to upset an apple cart that’s rolling downhill.

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    DagBlog... The often unseen importance of its existence


    With big props to Michael Wolraich...

    One of the Prime Hive members at TPM posted the following yesterday. And due to the archived material here at Dag I was able help this person find Quinn's great post. Thank you Michael and if you're out there somewhere Thank You Quinn.

    By quinn esq on Wed, 09/30/2009



    not of the Dagblog security system but of the Dagbloggers'  ability to match certain well known  individuals with the good fortune that came their way.

    List A : dollars,  in numerical order. 

    $1 971 554, 1 968 714, 1 488 706, 1472 789 , 1 399 698, 1 231 079, 1 015 173 , 1 012 980 , 820 375,  800 544,     707 084, 543 612, 450 095, 419 651 

    List B :people, in alphabetical order.

    Blunt, Buck, Burr , Cassidy, Curtis, Cotton, Gardner ,Hill , Johnson, McConnell , Portman , Roberts ,Rubio, Tillis, Young.

    Who Could Argue?

    I was a child in the sixties, and grew up with Billy Graham on our little black and white TV.  We weren't an overtly Christian family (far too admittedly dysfunctional), but he was my parental attempt at being mainstream, I suppose.  My Mom loved him, so I did. 

    In a past life I was very close to someone who worked for  Samaritan's Purse as first a missionary and then, eventually, a numbers cruncher.  As the former, his family suffered due to his long absences and meager pay.  The latter came to pass because four kids and a wife finally said no more to both.  Even as true believers, the family complaints (and questions) were eventually enough to make the difference.  He was able to stay closer to home, though his pay was still minimal.

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    Graham in a suit with his fist clenched

    Billy Graham was a shyster.

    This man did not ever believe one goddamn thing he ever professed.

    This man hated Jews:

    This man hated Blacks.

    #metoo is wrong


    Due process is more important than  helping  women obtain redress for harms they've suffered. Or believe they've suffered.

    If NPR, or Google, or GE  is told an  employee thinks she's been harassed. ; or denied promotion ;or whatever, it  should  not   try to fix the problem .

    Been there done that. Called "lynching".

    Instead It should  help her  to use the legal system. If there's no way to do that  it should do nothing about past events. That's called  "ex post facto ".

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    How America May Amend Its Gun Culture

    During the 1960s and 1970s, the Vietnam war dragged on for over a decade. Opposition to a military draft that required youth to become involved in it, regardless of what they thought of it, led to the burning of draft cards, marches on Washington D.C., and, eventually, the elimination of the military draft in the country, and the end of the war itself.

    That didn't mean America suddenly became pacifist. No, that would be naive to find possible. However, America never again tried drafting anyone. Wars proliferated after the Vietnam war on a smaller but more numerous and clandestine scale, including in neighboring Cambodia, throughout Latin America in the following decade, and in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa after that. War for the U.S. became more and more remote, culminating with Bush's all volunteer occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq and Obama's drone wars. Tours of duty were extended again and again and bombing done from thousands of miles away, with a draft being avoided as much as possible.

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    Police at Sandy Hook.PNG

    Years ago I wrote a post satirically reviewing an accidental shooting in an elementary school.

    Some little kid took a gun to school and it fell out of his back pack, struck the floor and went off.

    No one was injured.

    A DocuDramaDrop

    Some reporters are better than others. One of the better ones, one whom I would rate among the best, recently died. I rate Robert Parry as among the best based on his decades long body of work and am not surprised to see that so many respected reporters  and pundits agree. I believe, as he did, that a good reporter, as well as every citizen who exercises his/her right to vote, should always be skeptical of anything being told by any government, especially his/her own government.

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    Vicente Fox flag.jpg

    Vicente Fox is a great man!

    Here is the once, great, President of Mexico on Bill Maher.


    I always loved this guy.

    I have watched this bilingual leader for years!


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    There are new proposals concerning SNAP coming from the right and the WH
    and the Repubs, but these proposals are not new.
    Repubs have despised the food stamp program for decades.
    I live on a small though median (it turns out) Social
    Security payment once a month.
    I also receive subsidized housing (30% + cable).
    I am doing fine.
    For some reason that I will never understand I receive
    fifteen bucks in food stamps.
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    Only Once, Why Women Don’t Tell

    In 1984, I learned about "only once." I lived in Glendale, Colorado, where I worked at a comedy club where Roseanne Barr often performed, in fact lots of pre-famous and famous comedians performed. It was a fun job and the tips were pretty good. I had a boyfriend at the time of course, and as usual I got off work late and met him at my apartment.

    I don’t really know what happened to tell you the truth, but suddenly my jaw hurt, he punched me and I landed on the floor hard. He was screaming at me and I couldn’t speak. My jaw hurt, I was pretty sure he broke it. And again I don’t know what happened by suddenly I was hanging by my fingertips on the windowsill of my bedroom. I honestly don’t know how I got out there, I think he was trying to kill me, and he was pounding on my fingers of course I slipped. I lived on the third story of the building.  I’m sure the events to this day are not completely accurate, because I was already semi-conscious.

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    Ike ended up a procurement officer.


    Sure, Ike was a soldier in the beginning of his career.

    But someone said that an army travels on its stomach!

    You know, this guy ended up winning the ETO.

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    SpaceX Heavy Launch: For the Record

    Posted without comment...

     Feb 6, 2018 | Launch T-minus 2 minutes begins at the 20 minutes mark.




    Go it ...

    I entered this 3 times and someone did me favor of  deleting two of them.

    One more time. I agreed with Chuck. And Nancy. 

    He cut  a spending deal. Fine .Do I wish it covered DACA. Sure

    She  complained -for 8 hours in heels- because it did not cover DACA. Good for her.

    Do I think either of them should be censured or removed? Hell no. We'll see what happens meanwhile the leader of my party is the leader of my party. And I support him. And her.




    This is how Democrats win

    It looks like the Democrats have picked up a seat in the Missouri state house. 20-something Mike Revis won in a district that went for Trump by over 30 points. How'd he do it? He ran as a progressive populist. The first two of five issues at his website:

    1) "Support public education" over charter schools.

    2) "Defend the rights of working people" and oppose right to work which he calls a "bad idea pushed by corporations to lower wages."

    Trump, Stalin, Applause & Treason in Leadership Cults

    Trump Today in Ohio Adoration Rally:

    ABC News: President Trump says Democrats not applauding at the State of the Union were "un-American...can we call that treason? Why not."

    NYT:   Trump Accuses Democrats of ‘Treason’ Amid Market Rout

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    Nunes memo,unintended consequences, law of

    Let us permit ourselves the pleasure of contemplating Bitten-in-the-Ass Trump, our new Mardi Gras pinata.


    Two lines of inquiry are (deliciously) likely to flow from the experiment in auto-pedal marksmanship that brought forth the recent breathless drama.


    Don't reply to the Memo


    Right now  it's the only game in town. It will be discussed and where there are contrary unclassified facts available Schiff&Co can steer the media to them.

    Once a Democrat rebuttal appears Fox etc  will be gratefully relieved of their knee jerk responsibility to defend the Memo and will shift to attacking the Democrat response.  Which is  why there shouldn't be one. Now. 

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    Not since the days of President Pierce or President Buchanan or President Jackson have Americans been more enamored by our Current Leader.

    Tonight we shall be graced by the most inept English Speaker since George Bush Junior and yet, George W is looking better and better every damn day!

    Did you ever hate someone so very very bad and question whether or not you are the mentally imbalanced and not the object of your vituperation?

    So far only Melania is more pissed than I am?

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    Gerrymandering: It might not be "the problem" but it sure needs attention

    Hey now...

    In response to Michael's thoughtful post GERRYMANDERING ISN'T THE PROBLEM

    Quietly going about the business of overcoming gerrymandering since October 2017...



    Good enough

    I'm contradicting myself ( who cares?) but at risk of being seen as the most gullible voter on the East Coast I think the  shut down/end shut down  was a success. 

    I wrote last weekend that then  was the best point for Schumer to go to the mat - altho I believed it would cost us votes in November. Hal and others disagreed  about it costing us , who knows ?Now we won't because at least this shut down was a victim of infanticide.


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