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Fighting Back: “Democrats are going to continue fighting for you and your family, and the values that define us as Americans”

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 … Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Party Address: Rep. Cicilline “Each day, it seems, President Donald Trump and his Administration become further and further embroiled in scandals of their own making. In just four months, these scandals have shaken the foundations of our democracy and even caused panic in the markets as many begin to question the President’s ability to govern. […] “Donald Trump promised that as president he would drain the swamp in Washington. He promised that he would create 25 million new jobs. And he promised that he would make life better for millions of families across our country who have been left behind. “But after four months, all we…

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Fighting Back: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand – “The cruel Republican ‘healthcare’ bill goes against our American values.”

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 … The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): Senator Gillibrand on the AHCA: “It’s time to stop the nonsense, and put people over politics. I…

Fighting Back: “Raise your voices, engage with your congressmembers, and spread the word about this bill”

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 … Democratic Weekly Address — Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman from Maryland: Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address [This past week] we saw the Republican-led Congress at its…

Fighting Back: – Nancy Pelosi: “The White House Doesn’t Come with Training Wheels”

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 … House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the first 100 days of the Trump administration with a press release “The White House Doesn’t Come with Training Wheels” This week, as…

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'

Springing into Spring – No Kidding!

Today at 10:28 UTC (5:28pm CDT), the Spring Equinox will occur. An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator. The name…

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…

Fiction

Breathing Deeply at Beltane

Celibate since Yule, red-haired Passionata breaks out on May Eve!     Oh, do not tell the priests of our art For they would call it sin But we shall be in the woods all night A-conjuring summer in. Gerald Gardner’s version of a Rudyard Kipling poem. Emerging from the shower with the towel wrapped…

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…

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It takes a village: The WWGOP

  When you elect THIS as president of the u.s, what happened in Montana is not surprising.     Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017   I wonder when Gianforte will get a call from Trump asking him to join the administration. — Scott…

It Takes A Village – VNV Monday: We the People – 5/22/17

  Resistance News: Hillary Clinton has launched a new political organization aimed at funding a “resistance” against Donald Trump’s leadership. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled Onward Together, a name which echoes her campaign theme Stronger Together, on Monday. The 69-year-old described herself as a “citizen activist” as she revealed plans to empower Democrats and…

Fighting Back: “Democrats are going to continue fighting for you and your family, and the values that define us as Americans”

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 … Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Party Address: Rep. Cicilline “Each day, it seems, President Donald Trump…

TGIF…Stupid is for GOP!

Seems every time I turn around another name gets added to my list. I just don’t understand the stupidity that runs so rampant on the right and in Fuckin Bernie land. We hear something halfway sane exit someone like Lindsey Graham’s mouth to only double down on his stupidity the next time he opens his…

It takes a village: Special Counsel

  The latest: Two Republicans say, if true, Trump's behavior could merit impeachment https://t.co/e7B3xgCvCQ — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 17, 2017   The current GOP can survive a Trump loss. It can't survive a Trump win. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 4, 2016   🚨Rod Rosenstein appoints Robert Mueller Special Counsel for #TrumpRussia inquiry. Here…

It Takes A Village: VNV Wednesday – What God Has Joined Together

The Village News & Views May 17, 2017 Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All Greetings Village Meese! It’s Day 118 of the Resistance and  another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread for your reading, viewing and commenting enjoyment. WTFJH Yesterday… Undercut. Wonkette… Supreme Court Not Having North Carolina’s Jim Crow, Thanks And Fuck…