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November 20, 2014

This may be a different proposal for 2016

As we have seen in this last election there is a huge difference between voting for
candidates and voting for/against issues.

We don't know what will happen in 2 years, but from January on we can expect all
the worst from the repugs in Congress.

So why not concentrate on issues they hate, but the people like, to get started on
amendments or laws in states to be put on the ballot in 2016.

How about equal pay for equal work? Minimum pay increases, food for children in schools?

You may have better proposals than those including, if at all possible, rejection of
citizens against United. That way we adhere to the "tenthers", yet if passed in many
different states send a strong message.

A possible option?

November 3, 2014

In my state we have voting by mail,

which is nice. However, considering the news that the NC electronic machines are screwed up, what about the scanners, which the general voter does not even see? Does anyone know about those going "awry"?

October 25, 2014

I have a question about the Senate:

Should the Dems lose control of it, will the Repugs eliminate the filibuster?

I certainly hope that it won't come to that, however I worry about it.

What do you think?

September 17, 2014

This is a forum for Democrats, but what kind of Democrats?

There are those adhering to FDR and LBJ (except for Vietnam) Democrats as well as the "New Democrats", progressives and liberals, etc.

What is there that seems to divide us greatly? It seems to me the 2016 presidential elections. That is understandable. What is very difficult for me to swallow is the rejection of a primary with many possible candidates. That should be a democratic value.

For those among us, who can see HRC as the only candidate, I ask you why you cannot approve of others to join her as possible candidates. Are you afraid that more candidates may cause trouble for her? If you are so sure of her invincibility any debate should serve her well.

Arguments that anyone else does not have the required experience are somewhat strange. How much experience did Carter, Clinton, or Obama have?

Arguments that others are not democratic enough, lead me to ask what are your values for the party? Money? Well, let us see first a spirited debate during the primaries. The money will follow the winner; it always has.

So why can we not all agree to welcome more candidates for a great primary and welcome any and every one to join in without immediate disparagement? I would really enjoy that, and I don't think I would be the only one to do so.

September 11, 2014

We may disagree or agree on the POTUS tonight, but

I think it is unbelievably important to get the Congress to debate these issues.

I will call as well as e-mail my Senators tomorrow to demand an open debate on the floor.

They have that responsibility and have to act on it now. Will any of you,please, do the same?

August 26, 2014

There is an important issue popping up re Ferguson case

A town nearby had its police department "dissolved", because it cause too much trouble for the black community. That is where Wilson came from, as far as I understand.
This raises the question: If an officer is layed off or fired , let's say from LADP, can he then just go and join departments in Phoenix or Kansas City?
If so, don't the so called "bad apples" just rotate? And what happened to the rest of that "dissolved" PD? Have they joined other departments in Missouri?

August 25, 2014

Could we perhaps step back a little from our choices for 2016?

I can see many of us would like to take sides one way or the other. HOWEVER,

We have a dysfunctional Congress,
We have a very serious situation in Ferguson,
We have a possibly dramatic development in Iraq,
We have a war in Israel/Palestine,
We have a dangerous problem in the Ukraine,
and we have children coming to us from Central America.

All these problems have to be faced by the present POTUS as well as the Congress (although I doubt its positive input).

All these new developments will play into at least the next year and may change the political scene considerably.

Perhaps we can concentrate on ideas about these issues before we get into the usual brawl about 2016.

And, yes, of course there is November!

August 24, 2014

Just heard from my sister in NC about a rose desease

It seems to have traveled all over the States. Does anyone know more about this?

It seems to be caused by mites, and the bushes die slowly. So should I trim all my bushes way down before winter comes, or leave that as is normally done here to the spring?

August 22, 2014

So the latest report from MSNBC

shows no report from Wilson and a rather belated very "short" report from the FPD. Does this help or hinder the case against Wilson?

August 21, 2014

Citizens' oversight is a necessity

May be I am just dreaming. I support the "move to amend" group, which concerns the Citizens United decision, but I want more.

During the last 6-10 years the police have become too powerful and they are supposed to control themselves (internal investigations). This appears at every level:NSA, FBI, state and local police. I for one don't trust these investigations, just as I don't trust the banks to control themselves.

There should be an amendment that states that EVERY executive branch (local,state, or federal) needs to have an elected oversight committee of civilians. This still may result in corruption, but far less so than what we have now.

At least that is my wishful thinking.

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