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December 6, 2016

Tell us all about increased subscriptions and donations!

To cheer us up.

Today there's a post that the NYT has 200,000 more digital subscriptions since Nov 8.

I heard that the ACLU has raised some hundreds of thousands of dollars in that same time.

I also think I heard something about the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Do you have a fact or a link? Please share.

December 5, 2016

Ideas for comabatting Trump.

Here's a suggestion to the media. Please submit ideas of your own.

Instead, what if instead of making this “illegal votes” episode a story about a “tweet” or a “lie” or even a liar, the media made it a story about a serious and dangerous claim by our president-elect? What if you actually doubled-down on the “normalizing” and gave Trump every opportunity to back up his claims with evidence? What if you refused to move on from this very serious issue and instead demanded that he explain seriously and at length why he believes that three million illegal votes were cast, and why they were cast only for Clinton?

What if you refused to move on from this one tweet for several weeks? What if the media did that for every dangerous claim made by this (elected) administration, baseless or otherwise? Don’t accuse him of lying. Instead, force him to use his platform to either back it up or back down. Don’t try to shoot him; give him a rope to hang himself with

November 30, 2016

Glad to have found this. I've been looking...

... around for forums that are not so obsessed with Trump and found this. Not that he doesn't deserve our attention, but watching people spend energy on citing his every stupidity is making me tired. I see this isn't a very active forum, but I've subscribed here so I can see when stuff pops up.

November 28, 2016

The genius move is to come out as strong as DiBlassio without turning into McConnell

We need to come out fighting hard against Trump and all he stands for. But we need to direct that energy at the enemy. It's a little early to start saying fellow Dems are going along to get along. Getting along is not the goal. Doing what's best for the country is the goal. Let's not put on McConnell style blinders!

November 27, 2016

Are there legal sanctions against conflicts of interest...

.... between the President's business dealings and his duties as President? Or is it all just convention?

November 23, 2016

Links to help Foster Campbell in LA runoff.

Got this in an e-mail from our town Democratic committee. They also said they've gotten a lot of calls from new people. I'm one of them. Although I've always responded to calls for canvassing, etc, I wasn't on a mailing list for plain old meetings.

For those of you looking to do a little more in the meantime, the Louisiana Democratic Party has reached out to us to help in their Senate Runoff election which will be held on December 10th. They are asking for volunteers to phone bank for Democratic candidate Foster Campbell. You can sign up here: http://action.lademo.org/page/s/start-calling or email Gabriel at gabriel@fostercampbell2016.com if you are able to travel to Shreveport, Baton Rouge or New Orleans.
November 22, 2016

Does anyone know anything about the conference call...

... among a very large number of pregressive groups that took place either the night of the election or the next day or night? I thought I read about it on DU. Can't think of where else. But searches even confined to a day keep timing out?

I wondered if there's a chance for unprecedented unity in fighting the neo-Nazi takeover.

In particular I wondered if the very early statments by Sanders and Warren promising to "work with Trump IF..." signaled come coordination.

November 20, 2016

I just saw an ad for Amazon Prime that made me happy.

No talk, just light piano music. Two bearded clerics, one Muslim, one Catholic are visiting (maybe playing a game, maybe just talking). When the Muslim leaves you see each of them clicking on an Amazon Prime icon on their smart phones. Next you see packages being delivered to their homes. Each has received a gift a knee pads from the other. Useful for kneeling as shown in the closing scenes.

I know it's not changing structures, but we sure do need some communal rooting for true American values wherever we can get it.

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