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DUers, we need to ask who these combat troops with NO INSIGNIA are. Senators, Congresscritters

Please take some time out tonight and tomorrow to write and/or call your Senators and Congressional Representatives. I'm going to include some of our heroes of the impeachment for good measure -- Adam Schiff, Eric Swallwell, Ted Lieu and others. Maybe Mme Speaker of the House as well. Don't forget: if yours are GOP, they need to hear from concerned freedom-loving citizens just as much.

These men are all dressed up in combat gear in our nation's Capitol and there's no indication of who they "belong" to and who they answer to. They were included in yesterday's Lafayette Park debacle and here's more "guarding" the Lincoln Memorial. I've expanded the photo on my iPad and could only see a couple of blurry patches. Who the heck are they if not US military?

Lincoln Memorial, copied from DU posts:

https://twitter.com/EliClifton/status/1267962264872783873/photo/1

TY. I don't use anything but DU, & rely on fellow posters for accuracy as to Time & Place

There are too many disembodied posts showing up here lately, & too many are years old & repeated now for inflammatory & not informative purposes.

We expect disinformation and distortion from the RW, and we have to be careful not to fall into the same habit.

Again, thanks.

You've heard of Crisis Capitalism? This is Crisis Social Destruction. Seriously. Who benefits?

Nobody but Black Bloc, Anarchists, Proud Boys, and their ilk.

We are in the midst of a global pandemic that our own government is failing to competently address, yet white men still find time to hunt down black men and kill them. It wasn't cops who killed Aubrey, was it?

We are in the midst of righteous loud and anguished mass anger over the cold-blooded on-camera murder of Floyd by a cop. And who shows up after curfew dressed all in black not wanting to talk to other protestors? White men with hammers and (apparently) well thought out means of arson.

Who does this benefit?

Uncle Sam is now a faithless ally among the nations. Lady Liberty might as well drown her torch.

Do you want her to get under his skin or don't you? He is extraordinarily vain & a murderous bully

He really does not give a flying fck if we call him a murderous bully with blood on his hands.

But an offense to his vanity, especially by a woman, sends him into a rage he cannot control.

Do not ever mistake what Nancy Pelosi is doing for body-shaming or fat-shaming or whatever your personal anxiety is. Just don't. She's better than that and smarter than that.

A tale of two housekeepers, restoration of faith in humanity version...

Note: this is a class of worker with no safety net, for a variety of reasons.

Housekeeper #1 -- Cita, who's worked for me for almost 3 years. I texted her about 2 months ago that due to our age and doctor's recommendation my husband and I weren't going to be having anyone in the house, but that I would send her some money. (The doctor in question was Dr. Fauci) I told no one, because why would I?

A week or so later I saw a post on the Neighborhood site from someone a street or so away who had obviously given the situation some thought -- he said he realized he could afford to keep paying his housekeeper for the duration, so he was going to do so. That provoked several similar responses.

I was really pleased to hear it. It is the right thing to do, if you can, and in this neighborhood there are few who cannot.

Housekeeper #2 -- Juan and his wife. My old friend friend Leona lives in subsidized senior housing. Her income is very restricted, but on occasion when she can afford it she will hire someone to "do" for her, and that's how she got to know the Juans. Apparently a few of her neighbors do the same and they also know this couple.

Leona recently called Mrs Juan up (she being the one who speaks English) and asked if she could use some canned goods. Oh yes, yes, thank you, can I send my husband over right now?

Leona sprang into action and called on as many of her immediate neighbors as she could. By the time he got there there were two or three grocery bags filled so full he could scarcely carry them.

And this is a neighborhood where -- it's not so easy to share, but they did. Restoration of faith in humanity accomplished.



Thank you, scarletwoman

A capitalist is someone who will sell you the rope with which you hang him.

Iron enough to make a nail...

These are the things that make a man

Iron enough to make a nail
Lime enough to paint a wall
Water wnough to drown a dog
Sulphur enough to stop the fleas
Potash enough to wash a shirt
Gold enough to buy a bean
Silver enough to coat a pin
Lead enough to ballast a bird
Phosphor enough to light the town
Poison enough to kill a cow;

Strength enough to build a home
Time enough to hold a child
Love enough to break a heart


(Child's rhyme from "Wintersmith" )

So-- guns and threats of violence will cause your state government to cave on vital safety measures

While President Clockwork Orange cheers on the domestic white terrorists.

This breakdown of law and order should chill us all to the bone.

"Our stupid useless journalists," as you call them, are very busy researching & reporting ...

We all have our TV favorites, but I make a point of watching Nicolle Wallace and Rachel Maddow. I subscribe to the Los Angeles Times because I live in its region, and they are a very good paper indeed.

Others frequently cited here are New York Times, Washington Post, and UK Guardian. Also frequently cited here are Mother Jones, Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. If you read an excerpt at DU, just follow the links.

There's an embarrassment of riches at your doorstep and at your fingertips.
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