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The Affordable Care Act is STILL under attack

Today, as the Affordable Care Act turns 7 years old, Republicans in Congress will be voting to repeal it. Not because the law does not make great strides in delivering on its promise of providing affordable care to all Americans but because it does deliver on that promise – the number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time low. Without the ACA, 36,000 people a year would die from treatable illnesses and thousands of families would be plunged into medical bankruptcy, forced to choose between caring for a loved one or paying the mortgage. The value of the social safety net has never been “settled law” in America and as long as Republicans are willing to put profits over people, tax cuts over children’s health, deficit reduction over common decency, Democrats will have to keep fighting with everything we have. We may not have political power right now but we…

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Fighting Back: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen – “Republicans do not have a mandate to take away people’s health coverage”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. Found on the Internets … Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat from New Hampshire, delivered this weeks Democratic Weekly Address: Sen. Shaheen: President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have rejected bipartisanship. They are tying themselves…

Fighting Back: – Rep. Cheri Bustos: “Just like Trump University, the Republicans’ bill is a scam designed to rip off folks like you.”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. Found on the Internets … Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, delivered this week’s Democratic Weekly Address: Congresswoman Bustos: [The Washington Republicans are] calling it the American…

#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day How will you be #BoldForChange? Take the challenge … Which area will you take bold action in? Click the down arrows to be inspired by examples of bold actions. I’ll challenge bias and inequality I’ll campaign against violence I’ll forge women’s advancement I’ll celebrate women’s achievement I’ll champion women’s…

Fighting Back: Rep. Linda Sanchez – “The fight we are in right now is not a fight over politics. It is a fight for the future of our country.”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. Found on the Internets Last week’s Democratic Party address – Rep. Linda Sánchez Over the past month, millions of Americans are getting involved and taking action in their communities. We have seen organized demonstrations…

Motley Megaphone

Call the Whaaambulance!

Call the Whaaambulance! Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump.

Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

“What happened to our beautiful party … the one built on the Southern Strategy, whistled to in Philadelphia MS, powered by the hateful racist rhetoric of Lee Atwater, and dedicated to crushing the poor, women, people of color, and the elderly??? We must reclaim it from the racist misogynist so that we can get back to the noble task of granny-killing, poor-starving, and sick-kicking Ryanism!”

Our World in Images

The Torturous Tenacity of Trees: Nurse logs, stumps, and rocks

Gnarled roots entwined from Cedar and fir trees seeking sustenance where they can   This is a photo diary on some unconventional looking trees I’ve observed in my various local wanderings. Some appear to be growing and prospering under rather difficult and stark conditions. Their shapes are often graceful and even artsy. Others are contorted, gross, gangly, and…

Just Grazin'

Spring is in the air!

At the beginning of February, when the earth appears frozen and lifeless, there are stirrings below the surface and above us in the sky. The light is returning; today there is nearly an hour more daylight than there was on the Winter Solstice. Mid-January through mid-February is when the Great Horned Owls start breeding and…

Oh Hai, the Returning Light!

The winter solstice “occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter and the first day of winter.” That moment occurred this morning, December 21st, at…

Fiction

Jolyon–Part II

Flung back in time to the Minoan Crete of 1450 BC, can Fiona adjust to such a different world? “Put your arms around me and hold on as tightly as you can,” Jolyon said. He stepped closer until just a breath separated us. I did as he instructed. A vast shudder rippled through us, after…

Jolyon

After graduation a visit to Knossos beckoned Fiona—but little did she guess where it would lead!   I noticed him because he was always alone. And in a country where most people are dark-haired and dark-eyed, he stood out because of his blond ponytail and gray eyes. Only the shape of his eyes belonged to…

The Invisibility Factor

The girl was snatched before their eyes—why didn’t the police respond to the women’s calls? It all happened so fast. One minute the young girl in the pale pink track suit, eyes cast down as she texted on her cellphone, was walking down the opposite side of the street from where Charmiele sat on her…

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It Takes a Village!…TGIF

Not feeling too good today so this is going to be an abbreviated tweetorama instead of one of my infamous rants..haha Yes…Her….We started out in 2015 and even earlier, with me it was 1992, with Hillary Rodham Clinton as our hope and dreams as our first woman President!   Then the Democratic Party made the…

Fighting Back: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen – “Republicans do not have a mandate to take away people’s health coverage”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. Feel free to share other news stories in the comments. Found on the Internets … Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat from New Hampshire, delivered this weeks Democratic Weekly Address: Sen. Shaheen: President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have rejected bipartisanship. They are tying themselves…

It takes a village: Checks and balances

The Notorious Rgb celebrated  her 84th birthday   and once again the federal courts  delivered Donald Trump  a loss.   2) The Court pointed out that banning EVERYONE including Muslims is NOT adequate proof that EO is NOT discriminatory against Muslims pic.twitter.com/cEVNWAEY8V — T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) March 15, 2017   3) The Judge then…