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Please consider helping Wisconsin...

We're all not stupid in this beautiful state! Help us take down Ryan...Koch $ owns a lot in my state, he's going to need the help of the resistance.....thank you from the vast lot of good people from the frozen tundra.

https://randybryceforcongress.com/

"Whoopsie Doodle Shitsky Mix" courtesy of Chelsea Handler

Happy Birthday, America!

https://www.facebook.com/chelseahandler/posts/10155080522591943

Dan Rather's response to the Mika fiasco....

http://washingtonjournal.com/2017/06/29/dan-rather-just-gave-best-response-trumps-mika-attack/

Be still my Heartstrings.....Justin Trudeau

This is from 4 months ago....swoon....sigh.....

That's "The Way it is"...Oh hell no, not in my America!

Resist like bloody hell!

Melania?

It seems like everyone associated with Trump is "under investigation" or known to have links to Russia, however little attention has been paid to Melania, who sits quietly in the background. What are her links to Russia and what is her involvement in her husband's "alleged" criminal activity? Mother always said, "Watch out for the quiet ones 'cos they're usually the worst." Maybe there's something quite important being overlooked here. Any thoughts on this?

If given the opportunity , what would you say to Ryan and McConnell concerning their " Healthcare

Bill?

I'm not sure what I would say is printable....

Posted 53 minutes ago on Barack Obama's Facebook page

"Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today.

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.

We didn’t fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain – we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course.

Nor did we fight for it alone. Thousands upon thousands of Americans, including Republicans, threw themselves into that collective effort, not for political reasons, but for intensely personal ones – a sick child, a parent lost to cancer, the memory of medical bills that threatened to derail their dreams.

And you made a difference. For the first time, more than ninety percent of Americans know the security of health insurance. Health care costs, while still rising, have been rising at the slowest pace in fifty years. Women can’t be charged more for their insurance, young adults can stay on their parents’ plan until they turn 26, contraceptive care and preventive care are now free. Paying more, or being denied insurance altogether due to a preexisting condition – we made that a thing of the past.

We did these things together. So many of you made that change possible.

At the same time, I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not perfect, nor could it be the end of our efforts – and that if Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost, I would gladly and publicly support it.

That remains true. So I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win, that there’s a reason we all chose to serve in the first place, and that hopefully, it’s to make people’s lives better, not worse.

But right now, after eight years, the legislation rushed through the House and the Senate without public hearings or debate would do the opposite. It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it. That’s not my opinion, but rather the conclusion of all objective analyses, from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which found that 23 million Americans would lose insurance, to America’s doctors, nurses, and hospitals on the front lines of our health care system.

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions. Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely.

Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.

I hope our Senators ask themselves – what will happen to the Americans grappling with opioid addiction who suddenly lose their coverage? What will happen to pregnant mothers, children with disabilities, poor adults and seniors who need long-term care once they can no longer count on Medicaid? What will happen if you have a medical emergency when insurance companies are once again allowed to exclude the benefits you need, send you unlimited bills, or set unaffordable deductibles? What impossible choices will working parents be forced to make if their child’s cancer treatment costs them more than their life savings?

To put the American people through that pain – while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return – that’s tough to fathom. But it’s what’s at stake right now. So it remains my fervent hope that we step back and try to deliver on what the American people need.

That might take some time and compromise between Democrats and Republicans. But I believe that’s what people want to see. I believe it would demonstrate the kind of leadership that appeals to Americans across party lines. And I believe that it’s possible – if you are willing to make a difference again. If you’re willing to call your members of Congress. If you are willing to visit their offices. If you are willing to speak out, let them and the country know, in very real terms, what this means for you and your family.

After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It’s about the character of our country – who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that’s always worth fighting for."

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/this-is-the-obamacare-speech-obama-never-gave/531330/

Thank you dalton99a

C'mon Wisconsin, time to open your wallets....

Received this from my Senator, Tammy Baldwin, yesterday....so today is "Cheddarbomb" day!


"In Wisconsin, we're seriously proud of our cheddar.

And in Wisconsin politics, we're proud of a tradition we call the Cheddarbomb, our version of a grassroots moneybomb.

Tomorrow is this year’s Cheddarbomb, and we're setting a goal of $30,000. It’s a big goal, so help us get ahead by giving $5, or whatever you can, now.

We’re setting this goal because Super PACs and out-of-state millionaires are already pouring in money to fund false attack ads. One out-of-state millionaire alone has already invested $2 million to beat this grassroots team. They’re trying to buy one of Wisconsin's Senate seats!

I know our goal seems like a lot to raise. But remember — there is power in numbers.

If everyone gives even $5 or $10, it'll add up and prove that this grassroots team is ready to fight against the special interests who are going to keep attacking us.

If we come together and hit this goal, one grassroots contribution at a time, it'll show that no millionaire, billionaire, or corporation can drown out our voices.

This is how our campaign is funded — not on massive checks from billionaires, but on contributions from people like you.

I need your help xxxxxxxx, Give $5, or whatever amount makes sense, to help us get a head start and make this Cheddarbomb a success.

Thank you!

Tammy"

I donate to both my Senator and Congressman....we are up against the strong, dark Koch Bros $$ here in WI....we need help! Please, please help!

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Let's send this mayor some du love, why don't we?

Apparently the mayor doesn't like the word "covfefe" so have at it on his business link at the bottom.

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Some residents of Kalkaska, MI are a little miffed at their mayor right now, and not even for the normal reasons you might get mad at a mayor. These residents are asking that Mayor Jeff S. Sieting remove a sign from the front a business that he owns that reads, “For New Birth of Freedom, Please Vote TRUMP”.

As you can see from the photo above from Google Street View (taken in November 2016), Sieting used signs to show his support for many candidates running for various offices. However, the Trump sign is now the only one that remains.

The people who want it removed say that the sign violates a local ordinance regarding political signs, and they are correct. Article 19, Section 2 of the Kalkaska City Zoning Ordinance states,
Political advertising related to a candidate running for office or a proposition up for public vote: There is no limit on the number of political advertising signs; provided, no signs may be placed within the public right-of-way and all political advertising signs must be removed within ten (10) days of an election.

The village office of Kalkaska has received numerous calls requesting that the sign be removed by the mayor, but the sign remains on the building as of the writing of this post.




https://m.facebook.com/Sieting-Hotel-119277544820306/?tsid=0.5474058370234838&source=typeahead

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