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Party of the Furor

I used to call the Repugs the GOPutin Party, but now I just call them, The Party of the Furor.

So, I just flew from San Fransisco to Barcelona and I'm not in Europe two hours when I hear through friends that I may not be able to return to the US for 30 days. Hmmmm, I need to sort out some things like:

will they tow my car at the parking lot when I don't show up for 2 weeks?
Where do I crash for a couple weeks when I can't find a hotel room?
How do I get cash into my business and personal banks accounts so that I don't bounce checks?
There are no Rochester (NY) Eastman Saving's and Loan centers in Gran Canaria.
And that's assuming I don't get quarantined.
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Furor: do we have to fix America AGAIN after this Repub Party? Furor created when they had us invade Iraq...twice. Still not fixed. Economic meltdown AGAIN within a 10 year span and then they do everything they can to block Democratic stimulus packages. And then have the audacity to proclaim, 'this American Carnage stops now'
Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House and then Reagan not only ripped them down but his Party of the Furor actually said there is no such thing as climate change. 40 years later we're probably too late to fix it.
And this CoronaVirus is a hoax created by disgruntled Democrats? Oh PUL-LEASE !! I feel that instead of masks for those Repubs in Congress, we need to order straight-jackets.
Is anything fixable after what the Party of the Furor creates? That's where we are. We have 4-8 years to fix it and THEN, the Party of the Furor creates chaos again during that time, and if elected will start all over with new insane UNWORKABLE ideas.
This election year WE should proclaim, This American carnage stops NOW!

As I re-read this, I probably should apologize to you readers and DU, because I'm venting. I'm sure when I'm up in the morning and/or back in the States ( I don't say America), I will be more calm and level headed.

Val Demings for VP

Val Demings should be on the list for potential Dem. VP and she was a very early supporter of Joe Biden.

She would bring Florida into a Democratic win.

as of Valentine's Day, predict the eventual Dem. P/VP combo

I think it will be Bloomberg/Klobuchar.

Although I would prefer to see Pete/Susan Rice.

IF the Dems win the Trifecta in November.....

I hope they don't sit around for 2 years thinking of the ONE policy change that they could enact. Right from the git-go, they should push through all our changes that have crippled the US since Reagan through Trump.
"What will the Repubs think if we push so hard?" we will hear. Frankly, I don't care.

This November seems to be our last chance to correct the mistakes of the past 40 years.
And the next 2 years is all we have to get OUR legislation done. There's no such thing as beginning to enact Democratic program...it's we do it!

Kamala Harris for AG?

I would love for Kamala Harris to break tradition by actively 'campaigning' for the post of Attorney General.

By that, I mean, she would state what she would like to do as AG: start investigations, jail the criminals, break up corrupt corporations (not sure if that is the AG's job, though).

She could be an asset to any of the remaining Democratic candidates because she helps give a vision about how a Dem. Presidency would look like.

Maya Wiley

When I see Maya Wiley on MSNBC, I think she is who I envision Cleopatra would have looked like.

Benediction written by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

A Benediction


Maybe the Sermon on the Mount is all about Jesusí lavish blessing of the people around him on that hillside who his worldólike oursódidnít seem to have much time for: people in pain, people who work for peace instead of profit, people who exercise mercy instead of vengeance.

Maybe Jesus was simply blessing the ones around him that day who didnít otherwise receive blessing, who had come to believe that, for them, blessings would never be in the cards. I mean, come on, doesnít that just sound like something Jesus would do? Extravagantly throwing around blessings as though they grew on trees?

So I imagine Jesus standing among us offering some new beatitudes:

Blessed are the agnostics.

Blessed are they who doubt. Those who arenít sure, who can still be surprised.

Blessed are they who are spiritually impoverished and therefore not so certain about everything that they no longer take in new information.

Blessed are those who have nothing to offer. Blessed are the preschoolers who cut in line at communion. Blessed are the poor in spirit. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.


Blessed are they for whom death is not an abstraction.

Blessed are they who have buried their loved ones, for whom tears could fill an ocean. Blessed are they who have loved enough to know what loss feels like.

Blessed are the mothers of the miscarried.

Blessed are they who donít have the luxury of taking things for granted anymore.

Blessed are they who canít fall apart because they have to keep it together for everyone else.

Blessed are those who ďstill arenít over it yet.Ē

Blessed are those who mourn. You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.


Blessed are those who no one else notices. The kids who sit alone at middle-school lunch tables. The laundry guys at the hospital. The sex workers and the night-shift street sweepers.

Blessed are the forgotten. Blessed are the closeted.

Blessed are the unemployed, the unimpressive, the underrepresented.

Blessed are the teens who have to figure out ways to hide the new cuts on their arms. Blessed are the meek.

You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you.


Blessed are the wrongly accused, the ones who never catch a break, the ones for whom life is hard, for Jesus chose to surround himself with people like them.

Blessed are those without documentation. Blessed are the ones without lobbyists.

Blessed are foster kids and special-ed kids and every other kid who just wants to feel safe and loved.

Blessed are those who make terrible business decisions for the sake of people.

Blessed are the burned-out social workers and the overworked teachers and the pro bono case takers.

Blessed are the kindhearted football players and the fundraising trophy wives.

Blessed are the kids who step between the bullies and the weak. Blessed are they who hear that they are forgiven.

Blessed is everyone who has ever forgiven me when I didnít deserve it.

Blessed are the merciful, for they totally get it.


I imagine Jesus standing here blessing us all because I believe that is our Lordís nature. Because, after all, it was Jesus who had all the powers of the universe at his disposal but did not consider his equality with God something to be exploited. Instead, he came to us in the most vulnerable of ways, as a powerless, flesh-and-blood newborn. As if to say, ďYou may hate your bodies, but I am blessing all human flesh. You may admire strength and might, but I am blessing all human weakness. You may seek power, but I am blessing all human vulnerability.Ē This Jesus whom we follow cried at the tomb of his friend and turned the other cheek and forgave those who hung him on a cross. Because he was Godís BeatitudeóGodís blessing to the weak in a world that admires only the strong.

God bless you.

-Nadia Bolz-Weber

Any anti-war protests scheduled for Saturday?

War Criminal

Now we can add 'War Criminal' to the list of the Articles of Impeachment

carnage

To paraphrase part of the Trump Inauguration speech:

Regarding Impeachment- America's carnage stops right now!
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