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Capitol Hill is now protected by more US troops than are deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

And I couldn't be happier.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:17 AM (1 replies)

Can we/Should we impeach Pence? What protections do we have when both aren't fit for duty.

By refusing to invoke the 25th, Pence is behaving carelessly.

This nation cannot and should not be forced to go two weeks not knowing who the fuck is in charge.

This needs to end Monday.
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:54 PM (10 replies)

David Perdue flashing "White Power" gang sign with Proud Boys.

Distinguished from the "OK" hand gesture, the three fingers create a "W".



Posted by Alex4Martinez | Sat Jan 2, 2021, 03:37 PM (45 replies)

Federal stimulus includes wind, solar tax credit extensions, adds first US offshore wind tax credit

Dive Brief:

Congress on Monday passed another stimulus package as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The package includes extensions on the solar and wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC), energy efficiency incentives, research and development "enhancements" for clean energy technologies and more, according to a joint statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

The relief package is the second implemented this year, and the first to extend aid to the renewable energy industry. It also includes several provisions from the Senate's American Energy Innovation Act, championed by Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., earlier this year, as well as from the House's companion bill. The inclusion marks the first time in 13 years Congress has passed comprehensive energy policy.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:26 AM (1 replies)

Historic film, The Wobblies. Link to free viewing.

Watch it here: https://archive.org/details/thewobblies1979

interesting...and a mostly forgotten topic
14 April 2011 |

The "Wobblies" was a nickname for a radical labor union that was founded in 1905. Unlike other unions of the day, the IWW was open to all people--regardless of gender or ethnicity as they were a very democratic organization. This and their anti-war stances were admirable--especially in WWI when the US went to war for no particular reason. They were also hard-core theoretical Marxists who believed in the ownership of industries by the workers. At the time, I guess I couldn't blame them--as working conditions at the time were often dangerous and some employers didn't seem to care about their welfare or decent wages. However, the Wobblies belief that all private ownership was evil and their looking towards eventual worldwide revolution scared the powers that be--particularly following the successful revolution in Russia.

The film is a well-constructed film--with lots of interviews with surviving union members from the early days and vintage footage. However, the film really does not seem like it was very objective, as it tended to present the story just from the Wobblies' point of view. In other words, the context for the labor problems and government persecution of the movement wasn't really explored--making them look virtuous and the government and bosses 100% evil. The members were definitely political prisoners--harassed by the government. also rather "pie in the sky" and selfish as well. Because there is no balance to this film, it might seem more like propaganda and loses a few points from me because of this. Here the story is simple--they are victims and all their post-WWI activities are ignored.
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Tue Dec 15, 2020, 12:28 PM (0 replies)

I can't stop laughing. Using the "baby filter" w videos of Melissa Carone, Trump:

Here's Joe and Trump at their debate. Joe is the mature one.

Stay safe, DU, and remember to laugh.
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Wed Dec 9, 2020, 12:05 PM (2 replies)

Brief clip of Stephen Colbert interviewing President Barack Obama, Nov 23.

Enjoy, be thankful that the nightmare is about to end.

Oh, and, let's support the Georgia senate races.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Thu Nov 26, 2020, 09:37 AM (0 replies)

Geraldo Rivera suggests honoring Trump by naming the vaccine after him.

No, we should name the virus after him, not the cure.

File under: Unbelievable.

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:05 AM (39 replies)


Sweet Jesus!

Posted by Alex4Martinez | Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:30 AM (13 replies)

Additional resources for Georgia Senate Seats. We CAN do this!

CottonBear suggested adding these resources to this group, read below for multiple ways to help, it's not just $$$.

Let's help Stacey help Georgia register more voters and win both seats. Thank you.

Donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/georgiasenate


NOTE: Deadline to register to vote in the runoff election is Monday, December 7, 2020. Early voting will begin Monday, December 14, 2020. Georgians, request your absentee ballot here: https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/

Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, & Fair Fight: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/georgiasenate - donations will be split evenly between Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, and Fair Fight. You can also customize your donation to each.

Raphael Warnock: https://secure.warnockforgeorgia.com/page/s/website_vol - sign up for updates about phone/text banking opportunities, door knocking, online messaging, etc.
https://www.mobilize.us/warnockforgeorgia/event/362553/ - sign up for virtual phone bank (Sundays)
Jon Ossoff: https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/event/362688/ - sign up for virtual phone bank (daily)
Fair Fight: https://fairfight.com/join-our-fight/ - sign up for phone banking opportunities, volunteer to be a poll worker, etc. (NOTE: This is the link to volunteer in GA, specifically. Here's the link to volunteer nationally: https://fairfight.com/fair-fight-2020/)

New Georgia Project: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/ - focused on engaging and registering new voters across Georgia.
Black Voters Matter: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/ - focused on increasing voter registration and voter turnout.
Georgia Democrats: http://www.georgiademocrat.org/#
Posted by Alex4Martinez | Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:53 AM (3 replies)
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