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Fighting Back: “Children are dying in our schools … all this Congress has to say is, let’s have a moment of silence.”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference and the topic was the mass shooting in Florida and the weak Republican Party response to it. She was joined by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) who is the chair of the House Democrats Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Nancy Pelosi: Once again, we come together very sadly. Our hearts have been broken by the tragedy of gun violence, this time Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Seventeen pronounced dead, more wounded. Innocent children sending terrified texts and goodbyes to their parents. We thank God for the heroism of the teachers, the school leaders, and our first responders running into harm’s way to save lives. […] Children are dying in our schools, in our communities, on our streets. All this Congress has to say is, let’s have a moment of silence. Mike Thompson: If…

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Fighting Back: Infrastructure Weak! “Trump’s plan is embarrassingly small”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon. (Rep. Peter DeFazio knows infrastructure is a critical piece of any effort to create quality, good-paying jobs. That’s why he fighting for #ABetterDeal to Rebuild America.) The administration must offer an…

Fighting Back: Shutdown Redux “Republicans have once again revealed their utter incompetence in governing.”

  The government is being funded with a Continuing Resolution that will expire on February 8th, next Thursday. No progress has been made on the issues that need to be resolved to come up with a plan to keep the government open. The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota.…

Fighting Back: Rep. Joe Kennedy III – “This is not right, this is not who we are”

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) speaking from Fall River, Massachusetts gives the Democratic Party response to the State of the Union Address: Many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid. We all feel the fault lines of a fractured country. We hear the voices of Americans who feel forgotten and forsaken. And [we have…

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

“Roll on Columbia” The River that Drains the Pacific Northwest – Part I

  I grew up along this river in the Tri-City area and have had occasion to travel along much if its1,200 mile course from British Columbia to its mouth where it joins the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River and its adjacent territory has a long and storied geologic and human history. More recently it was in large part instrumental…

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 begin breeding and…

Welcome, 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 will occur this morning, December 21st,…

Yule Tide

  Goddess women invoke a male deity–and get a Yule surprise! In ones and twos the Circle sisters arrived at the house on the evening of Winter Solstice. They swept through the door, bringing gusts of cold air with them, and amid laughter and greetings divested themselves of coats and cloaks. ×CloseYou need to login…

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Yule Tide

  Goddess women invoke a male deity–and get a Yule surprise! In ones and twos the Circle sisters arrived at the house on the evening of Winter Solstice. They swept through the door, bringing gusts of cold air with them, and amid laughter and greetings divested themselves of coats and cloaks. ×CloseYou need to login…

Saving the World Through Sex

The mission of the International Tarts Society is to prevent world leaders from declaring war by distracting them with the delights of sex. Although they work as office assistants during the day, at night the Tarts’ assistance becomes quite personal. Carmela Sandoval, twenty-two, accepts the most important mission of all: that of distracting the president…

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“Roll on Columbia” The River that Drains the Pacific Northwest – Part I

  I grew up along this river in the Tri-City area and have had occasion to travel along much if its1,200 mile course from British Columbia to its mouth where it joins the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River and its adjacent territory has a long and storied geologic and human history. More recently it was in large part instrumental…

Fighting Back: “Children are dying in our schools … all this Congress has to say is, let’s have a moment of silence.”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference and the topic was the mass shooting in Florida and the weak Republican Party response to it. She was joined by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) who is the chair of the House Democrats Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Nancy Pelosi: Once again, we come together…

TGIF!

Morning Meese…Not really in the mood to rant as i’m afraid if I started I might not stop. The school shooting has really got me to the point where I just want to grab a high powered rifle and start shooting Wayne LaPierre and all the asshole Cons that are running cover for the NRA.…

Fighting Back: Infrastructure Weak! “Trump’s plan is embarrassingly small”

The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread. The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon. (Rep. Peter DeFazio knows infrastructure is a critical piece of any effort to create quality, good-paying jobs. That’s why he fighting for #ABetterDeal to Rebuild America.) The administration must offer an…

TGIF…Gov’t Shutdown Edition

Morning meese…. Well it looks like the gov’t shutdown overnight even after Chuck Schumer and Jowls McTurtle had a bi-partisan plan all ready to pass. Enter side-left Rand Paul and his play for the limelight. After voting to pass the GOPTaxScam he should have just stayed in his seat and shut up. Everything he cried…

Fighting Back: Shutdown Redux “Republicans have once again revealed their utter incompetence in governing.”

  The government is being funded with a Continuing Resolution that will expire on February 8th, next Thursday. No progress has been made on the issues that need to be resolved to come up with a plan to keep the government open. The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota.…

TGIF!

Morning meese… The movie series “Fast and Furious” has nothing on the news dumps we are getting bombarded with constantly. A lot of it is a different slant on the same news but a lot of it isn’t. Hard to keep up for a single person but our squirrels nest makes it a lot easier…