We are the Resistance #2

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*** Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees, Its Co-Founder :
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/7035...y-law-center-fires-morris-dees-its-co-founder
"As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world," President Richard Cohen said in a statement. "When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action."

No specific reason for the termination was given. Dees, 82, told The Associated Press that the matter involved a personnel issue.
 

clairecloutier

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So returning again to the Dem progressive vs. centrist issue (sorry, I think I am a little obsessed with this), I liked this opinion piece in Politico:

The Silence of the Democratic Lambs
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782

In which the author says that, basically, if Dem centrists don't want AOC and Ilhan Omar to grab all the headlines and attention, then they need to step up to the plate and publicly push their own initiatives and legislation. Which I agree with. I'm willing to listen to what they have to say--but say something, propose something.

I noticed this exact thing in the previous article I linked about Omar and the centrist new Dem representative from Minnesota, Dan Phillips. It sounded like Phillips was going to meetings with other centrists in D.C. and voicing concern about people being too far left, but it didn't sound like he had any legislation on the table or anything he was really fighting for. I am so tired of these people getting elected and going to Washington and then diddling around for a year before starting to run again for reelection. I want them to be something more than a safe centrist Democratic vote.

ETA: I guess maybe part of being a centrist is they don't feel the need to be doing anything (i.e., making changes) all the time. :lol:
 
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topaz

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So returning again to the Dem progressive vs. centrist issue (sorry, I think I am a little obsessed with this), I liked this opinion piece in Politico:

The Silence of the Democratic Lambs
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782

In which the author says that, basically, if Dem centrists don't want AOC and Ilhan Omar to grab all the headlines and attention, then they need to step up to the plate and publicly push their own initiatives and legislation. Which I agree with. I'm willing to listen to what they have to say--but say something, propose something.

I noticed this exact thing in the previous article I linked about Omar and the centrist new Dem representative from Minnesota, Dan Phillips. It sounded like Phillips was going to meetings with other centrists in D.C. and voicing concern about people being too far left, but it didn't sound like he had any legislation on the table or anything he was really fighting for. I am so tired of these people getting elected and going to Washington and then diddling around for a year before starting to run again for reelection. I want them to be something more than a safe centrist Democratic vote.

ETA: I guess maybe part of being a centrist is they don't feel the need to be doing anything (i.e., making changes) all the time. :lol:

An example of this the current Delaware AG's recent proposal
https://theintercept.com/2019/03/11/kathleen-jennings-prosecutor-guidelines-delaware/

AG Kathleen Jennings is change the criminal justice system in Delaware.
 

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Mark Kelly, Democrat (former astronaut and husband of former injured HR Gabrielle Gifford) is all for common sense gun laws. He is the real deal, according to a Facebook friend. He is slightly behind Martha McSally, the appointed senator to fill McCain’s seat by our republican governor. McSally lost the senate race to Kirsten Sinema, and the governor gave her McCain’s seat, which did not please many of us.

If Kelly wins, we will gain a seat in the senate, and both AZ senators will be democrats. So I am hoping to help his campaign in some way. What kind of help is needed will become clearer as we get closer to the election.
 

Vash01

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In the Arizona Our current republican governor Doug Ducey was re-elected last year. I did not have a major problem with him until recently. He supports Trump in closing the border. This guy has to go. It is the stupidest thing. It will ruin our economy. I will need to support his democratic opponent when he is ready to run for his next reelection. I would have supported the democrat anyway but now it is more important.

Ducey got elected in 2018 so it is going to be a very long wait.
 

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In the Arizona Our current republican governor Doug Ducey was re-elected last year. I did not have a major problem with him until recently. He supports Trump in closing the border. This guy has to go. It is the stupidest thing. It will ruin our economy. I will need to support his democratic opponent when he is ready to run for his next reelection. I would have supported the democrat anyway but now it is more important.

Ducey got elected in 2018 so it is going to be a very long wait.
I know the feeling. Governor, both senate seats, Legislature are all GOP. I see no end in sight.

NJL...:(
 

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I didn't know which thread to put this in. I forgot to mention that I saw a commercial for Hillary being on Fareed Zakaria's show at 10 a.m. on CNN today. I am recording it right now . It is on again at 1 p.m. (maybe other times too?)
 

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I didn't know which thread to put this in. I forgot to mention that I saw a commercial for Hillary being on Fareed Zakaria's show at 10 a.m. on CNN today. I am recording it right now . It is on again at 1 p.m. (maybe other times too?)
We still have a Hillary thread :)
 

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I forgot! It must be pretty far down, cause it took awhile to get to this one. It's almost 4:00. Too late to move it.
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It's on the second page. Last post over 2 months ago.
Bumped up just for you, my little kumquat.
 

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topaz

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I didn't know which thread to put this in. I forgot to mention that I saw a commercial for Hillary being on Fareed Zakaria's show at 10 a.m. on CNN today. I am recording it right now . It is on again at 1 p.m. (maybe other times too?)

I can't handle CNN. They're reporting or lack of reporting over the last 10 years has been atrocious. Very little investigative journalism and most of if is from a corporate POV.
 

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William and Harry have got to have the "stiffest upper lips" in the history of Britain:

2015 - "Donald Trump's delusions of grandeur don't stop at believing he could be the leader of the free world. The Donald actually thought he had a chance with Princess Di.

Trump practically stalked Princess Diana after her marriage to Prince Charles broke up, according to a British broadcaster.

He sent Diana enough bouquets to fill a flower show, and saw the princess as "the ultimate trophy wife," according to British TV news queen Selina Scott.

But while he was treating her like a queen, she apparently was feeling queasy."


https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-sex-princess-diana-hiv-test-howard-stern-interview/
"In a 1997 radio interview with Howard Stern just months after Princess Diana's death, Donald Trump insisted that he "could have" had sex with the late British royal -- but only would have done so if she passed an HIV test first."

I bet he wishes he could have gotten Ivanka married off to some royal instead of that nimrod.
 

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Thanks for the support from all our British friends who hit the streets to protest Trump's visit! Great protest signs and even Larry the Downing St cat helped out. The vile lying unprincipled anti-environmental human rights abusing crook has already labelled it Fake News so it's obviously a big thorn in his side.
 

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For anyone interested in quilting and sewing crafts, and arts protest in general, I came across this book. It's a published version of a fiber artist juried exhibition protesting the Trump administration. The exhibit took place at the New England Quilt Museum in 2017.

It's still possible to purchase the book on Amazon and other sites, but it's expensive. Still, the proceeds went to cover expenses for the exhibition, and all remaining proceeds go to humanitarian organizations and charities that are listed on the Good Reads website blurb (including the ACLU):
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35613969-threads-of-resistance

I don't see a copy available at local libraries where I live, so I'm going to try and borrow a copy via WorldCat interlibrary loan.
 

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https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-sex-princess-diana-hiv-test-howard-stern-interview/
"In a 1997 radio interview with Howard Stern just months after Princess Diana's death, Donald Trump insisted that he "could have" had sex with the late British royal -- but only would have done so if she passed an HIV test first."
Trump, 71, has shown a preoccupation with sexually transmitted diseases. In another unearthed interview with Stern from 1997, Trump claimed he was a “brave soldier” for avoiding STDs during his single years in the late ’90s. “It is my personal Vietnam,” he said, also called women’s vaginas “potential landmines” and noting, “There’s some real danger there.”
:angryfire

What an idiot! What an a**h***. Probably never occurred to him that he could stay out of those landmines. But what's a man to do, when women can't resist being groped and mauled by him? Including Princess Diana.
 

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