Bill Nye has a message for Republicans who continue to obstruct action on climate change:
'The planet's on f****ing fire. There are several options to put out the proverbial fire on Earth. Are any of them free? No, of course not, you idiots. Grow the f*** up. You're adults now.' -- Bill Nye
As a woman who has been harassed since I was a young girl, including junior high school teachers, on up to professors in college and on into professional life, I understand this issue from the inside. And I intend to call Al tomorrow morning and tell him I stand by him.
I'm disappointed in him that he thinks such antics are cute, funny or adorable. This kind of unawareness on his part grows out of systemmic patriarchal culture, in general. It's the air we breathe. But his actions don't come from a deep-seated need to have power over a woman.
I'm impressed that he's asking for an investigation of himself.
I'll be no part of drumming this good man, whom we need now more than ever, out of office for this stupid sour joke. Paul Wellstone, his mentor and role model, would agree, I'm sure.
The Democrats need to immediately publish the benefits the people in Congress receive in their Heath Care Plan. For life. That they voted for on their own behalf.
To many not-old, healthy people in America this cut to medicaid seems to not effect them. Its happening over there, far away to others. No. It will come for everyone. Anyone who needs to put a parent in a nursing home. Or who needs to hire a home health aide. Anyone who will someday need a nursing home themselves. Anyone who has an unforeseen health catastrophe.
The Democrats need to immediately push back and push back hard with a Big Solution, and not just with wonky details:
1) Publicize the luxe health care provided for Congress.
2) Publicize the eventual need for Medicaid of every person, in one way or another. NPR reports that one in five Americans depend on Medicaid right now.
3) Launch a huge campaign for Single Payer. Now is the time. Be aggressive. Not defensive.
Seize the moment.
Morris and Trump seem a perfect fit to me. Couldn't think of two more ferrety chaps.
But, let's remember how we all first became aware of Mr.Morris.
From wikipedia, bold added:
Wasn't 1996 the year that so many life-long Democrats started to say----the Party is leaving us?
A glimpse inside and out. More a tour of family photos, and art work done by their talented off-spring. A peak into the music room where there's a drum set!
Non-lavish, friendly, warm, middle class home. Lovely family.
There's even a surprise for Clinton supporters.
Members of my family have already voted and just phoned in this report from downtown NYC.
Easy to vote. No ID asked for!
However, two people were turned away.
One demanded an affidavit. They had registered as a Democrat and were not on the rolls.
One was turned away because they were in "the wrong polling station" and now had to run to another one, insisting that they had "always voted at the same station" and "had to get to work".
It's true, we did have to vote at a new location this yearafter years of voting in the same place. Which did raise questions for us.
Noted was the absence of any information anywhere on the ballot about which delegates support which candidates. This is new. In the past there has been much more information about this. We knew who to vote for because we had gone to a candidate forum. But how many people are involved enough to do that?
At this forum, it was explained that the League of Women Voters usual supplies this kind of information amply and this yearthey didn't. Make of that what you will.
FYIArthur Schwartz is the Assembly candidate who will become a super delegate for Bernie, should he win.
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All supporters of Bernie.
Would like to hear other people's experience as they vote today.
If you get turned away, here is the phone number for the New York City Board of Elections: 212-886-2100 (Notethat's just for the city and may even be just for downtown.)
Only 20% of New Yorkers vote. That's appalling. Get out there and do it!
He didn't mince his words.
From the Guardian reported on Raw Story today:
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley gave his two cents on the presidential race on Tuesday by saying all politics is rich people screwing poor people and that poor people are too stupid to know theyre just chess pieces in a game.
Barkley said he wasnt exactly thrilled by the Democratic party Ive always voted Democratic. Always. I dont know why. Im trying to figure out exactly what theyve done for us but he saved most of his ire for the Republican party, claiming that the party was exploiting ordinary Americans fears about race and immigration and doing a great job of it.
The Republicans always do a good job of dividing and conquering. They do a really good job of making black folks, poor white folks and Hispanics not like each other. Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.
This is why I've never understood how there's a separation between Bernie's economic justice policy and the fight for social justice.
It was Martin Luther King who summed this up when he said this is why he started his Poor People's Campaign:
"The VietNam War is about sending poor White children and poor Black children and poor Brown children to go kill poor Yellow children".
I know online polls are considered controversial, but for what it's worthgo over and vote.
These are the only two I could locate.
Really Fun, Music Video made by Artists4Bernie.
Aimed at encouraging all people in Tuesday's primary states to get out and vote.
"Bernie Sanders: The People's Revolution"
Features a band called Young the Giant.
Take a look. It's energizing and feels good.
He's inviting all of us to vote in his on-line poll for Bernie or HRC.
He says that he, as a super delegate, will cast his electoral vote for which ever candidate wins.
There's a space for you to make a short statement about your vote.
He says he's doing it to be a better super delegate who is guided by actual, regular people.
Suggest you all go over there and vote.