My feeling after the election

Web

On election day we had 56 people connect to the web site.  It has been averaging less then 10 since then.  We have not gotten any donations from the web site since the first one.  I plan on adding articles but only about 1 a week. If anyone else wants to write an article, I can give you rights to write an article directly or you can send them to me. I would like to get more people reading our articles.  We also need to get people making comments on the articles.  That might create some buzz.  I would like to have 100-150 readers a day before the 2018 election.

 

Here are some articles I think should be written

  • 32 states have Republican legislators. 33 states are needed to form a Constitutional convention.  Talk about the ramifications of this.
  • What does the Democratic party need to do to get young people to vote?
  • What does the Democratic party need to do to get rural areas lean in its direction?
  • Steve Bannon and White Supremacy.
  • The Importance of 2018
  • Bring the Greens and to moderates together.
  • The importance of local elections and precinct/county party leaders

I will take other ideas.

 

Scholarship

We had no entries.  I think it should be extended with minor modifications.  We need to stress to the teachers and schools that this papers are non-partisan.  What is the next big date (politically) before the end of the school year?  We should time the due date based on that.

 

Misc.

Now is the time we need to start getting ready for 2018.  This the chance to form the Democratic Party in an acceptable image.  For me, I see three choices:

  1. Work my butt off for 2018
  2. Leave the country
  3. Become physical.

I will be doing #1 until I feel hopeless.  If all of use work together, I will never leave or become violent.

 

John

 

 

 

Holy Cow Get out and Vote (Lyrics May be inappropriate)

This anthemic get-out-the-vote video — created by Rachel Bloom and packed with fellow stars like Elizabeth Banks, Mayim Bialik, Patti LuPone, Jane Lynch, Moby, and Adam Scott — charmed us with its blunt messaging and parodic style. And yes, it’s as funny as it is urgent. Yet we hesitated to send this because the clever lyrics are a bit…nasty. Possibly NSFW! So don’t say we didn’t warn you.

OK, now click (and turn down the volume first).

http://www.nationalmemo.com/endorsethis-holy-sht-youve-got-vote/?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sd&utm_medium=email

The ethic of throwing it and see if it sticks or does anyone ever check facts

I will make this short and sweet.  I will let you read another article.

For 30 years the Republicans have been throw excrement against the wall and see what sticks in our collective memory.  The have made Hillary a murderer a liar and a lesbian communist. As someone famous once said, a lie goes around the world before the truth is said.

From the daily news bin

The hard part in getting through to those who are convinced that the lies about Hillary Clinton are facts, is that they have a boatload of phony “facts” and right-wing web sites to draw from, but their main source of information is Fox News, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and/or their duped listeners. When you go into detailed evidence against their claims, the response is longer than they’re willing to read or hear. So, its either a shorter version which may not get the point across, or the long version which won’t be read. My recommendation is to answer one attack at a time in as much detail as you can to prove your case. These are short paragraphs along with a few links for support. Speak softly and don’t yell at them for being duped. Your goal should be to disarm them and get them to hear you, which can’t be done if they raise their shield.

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How I chose to Vote

I am an opinionated person.  Until this election, I tried to chose my party and candidates based on their positions on various issues. This election may have changed some of that.  I never had to watch a misogynist, self absorbed, pompous, bombastic, blowhard before.  I did luck out because in this case, the issues of the egomaniac are different than my own. Here are my issues in no particular order.

Issue 1

My chosen candidate must believe that evolution is the best theory for how life came into being. Why? Because this means that a person accepts peer-reviewed science rather than just ideology.  Without evolution, we could not have antibiotics. Peer review science is closely related to my second issue.

Issue 2

Climate change is real. In all probability, it is caused by man. The vast majority of peer reviewed studies link carbon and methane in the atmosphere to global climate.  I believe the studies that show the glaciers and ice caps are leaving. I believe that we are losing species because of climate change. I believe that storms are becoming more violent because of climate change.

Issue 3

Renewable energy is cheaper.  This is practically true now and definitely true in the long term.  I think investment in oil, coal and gas she be cut back and there should be no investment in new pipelines.  I feel that the major companies are investing in carbon based fuel facilities just to insure there profits in the future.  The same money can be put into renewables AND providing proper insulation to homes and businesses.

Issue 4

Some regulation is good. Some regulation is needed.  We can not afford lead in the pipes suppling our drinking water.  Mono-culture would guarantee that our food supply would become endangered.  Mono-culture also affects our wildlife. When was the last time you saw a monarch butterfly?

Issue 5

All races and religions should be treated with respect. An extreme Muslim is no different than an extreme Christian.  Read both the Koran and the Bible.  They both have passages espousing murder of non-believers.  Both have passages supporting slavery. Were the IRA terrorists?

Issue 6

This goes back to Issue 4. Our financial institutions have become too big.  Because of their practices, we could have another major collapse.  I also believe that many are corrupt and do not care for anybody but themselves. They have to be watched.

I could go on, but I think I you get my gist.

Feel free to comment.

John

Trumps Missing Emails

From The National Memo

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by a Newsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump. In each instance, Trump and entities he controlled also erected numerous hurdles that made lawsuits drag on for years, forcing courtroom opponents to spend huge sums of money in legal fees as they struggled—sometimes in vain—to obtain records.

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