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VNV Tuesday – We Need to Keep Bending That Arc; Lives Depend On It 4/17/18

H/t to Eric Foner, author of the book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (all citations listed as “Foner” refer to this book) and current events for inspiring today’s post. First, some history. The fugitive slave clause of the Constitution came about at the behest of the SC delegation: On August 28 the convention considered the fugitives from justice clause. Butler and Charles Pinckney attempted to amend this provision “to require fugitive slaves and servants to be delivered up like criminals.” Roger Sherman sarcastically countered that he “saw no more propriety in the public seizing and surrendering a slave or servant, than a horse.” James Wilson objected that this would cost the free states money. Significantly, this opposition came from two delegates who usually sided with the South. Butler wisely “withdrew his proposition in order that some particular provision might be made apart from this article.”57……

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Fighting Back: “Democrats are fighting back and we are going to defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.””

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. (Sen. Whitehouse talks about the Republican #TaxScam) blurb “The massive tax giveaway Republicans pushed through Congress and President Trump signed into law late last year turns Tax Day into payday for the most well off, delivering enormous giveaways to…

Fighting Back: John Lewis – “Speak up and speak out in the face of injustice”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. (Congressman John Lewis of Georgia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Lewis commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by reminding Americans to commit themselves to standing up in the face…

Fighting Back: “This march cannot be a moment. It must be a movement.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. (Senator Cory Booker (NJ) delivered the Democratic weekly address, talking about gun violence.) TRIGGER WARNING: CSPAN included the end of the “president’s” weekly address with this clip. Senator Booker Gun owners and non-gunowners, Republican and Democrat, old and young,…

Fighting Back: “It’s time to say #NeverAgain, and mean it.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois. (Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Kelly calls for commonsense gun reform and highlights the voices across the country that are ushering in a chorus of change.) blurb “How many more dreams…

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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!”

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Springing into Spring – No Kidding!

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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 begin breeding and…

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Roses at Imbolc

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Yule Tide

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Saving the World Through Sex

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Morning meese…     I’ve mentioned my belief, and so have you all for that matter, about the role the xtian fundies have played in bringing Trumpism to life. Their mantra hasn’t really been that different for over a century now. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3806.html     The rise of Fundamentalism began as a reaction to liberal and…

VNV Tuesday – We Need to Keep Bending That Arc; Lives Depend On It 4/17/18

H/t to Eric Foner, author of the book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (all citations listed as “Foner” refer to this book) and current events for inspiring today’s post. First, some history. The fugitive slave clause of the Constitution came about at the behest of the SC delegation: On August…

Fighting Back: “Democrats are fighting back and we are going to defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.””

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. (Sen. Whitehouse talks about the Republican #TaxScam) blurb “The massive tax giveaway Republicans pushed through Congress and President Trump signed into law late last year turns Tax Day into payday for the most well off, delivering enormous giveaways to…

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Morning Meese!!! Comey is just another stupid Republican when it comes right down to it. He might not be totally insufferable like most conservatives but what he did leading up to the election was a stupid intolerable one sided act that sealed the fate we now find ourselves in. Seems like everything is getting a…

Fighting Back: John Lewis – “Speak up and speak out in the face of injustice”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. (Congressman John Lewis of Georgia delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Lewis commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by reminding Americans to commit themselves to standing up in the face…

TGIF!!!

Morning Meese… I’m going to hand out sentencing for crimes against the USA as I, Batch, a neoliberal oligarchical whore squirrel see fit. :) Donald J Trump…Tried for treason against the USA and aiding and abetting a foreign power…convicted…To serve not less than 20 years in Leavenworth KA Mike Pence…Tried for aiding and abetting a…

VNV Tuesday – Speaking Her Truth: Modjeska Monteith Simkins (1899-1992) 4/3/18

Modjeska Monteith was raised to be an activist, although it’s doubtful her parents would have phrased it that way. Her father, a master brick mason, and her mother, a schoolteacher who only quit teaching when Modjeska was born, were affluent by the standards of the day; their financial independence enabled them to stress the importance…

Fighting Back: “This march cannot be a moment. It must be a movement.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. (Senator Cory Booker (NJ) delivered the Democratic weekly address, talking about gun violence.) TRIGGER WARNING: CSPAN included the end of the “president’s” weekly address with this clip. Senator Booker Gun owners and non-gunowners, Republican and Democrat, old and young,…