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Fighting Back: “The Republican Congress is obsessed with destroying Americans’ health care.” #VoteThemOut

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) reminding us that everyone’s health care coverage is on the ballot. (Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DeGette highlights Republicans’ plan to take away health care coverage and destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions.) After the ACA passed, finally forbidding insurers from discriminating against or denying coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions, the GOP spent eight years crusading to repeal the law, even forcing a government shutdown at one point to make their case. Last year, after 217 House Republicans voted for their terrible repeal bill to take away Americans’ health care, the effort failed by one vote in the Senate. “Had Republicans succeeded, they would have devastated health care coverage in this country. Millions of Americans would have lost their coverage or been forced…

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Tuesday in Mooseville – Primary Sources: TR, Race Suicide, and Blaming Women 10/16/18

In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was in the second year of his first elected term as president (he assumed the presidency in 1901 after the assassination of President McKinley); it is seven years after the Battle of San Juan Hill, two years after construction of the Panama Canal commenced, four years after the publication of Edward…

Fighting Back: “Democrats will work to ensure quality, affordable care for all Americans.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Doug Jones of Alabama. (Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) Delivers The Weekly Democratic Address) I’ve made it a priority to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to expand access to quality, affordable health care to every family in Alabama and across…

Tuesday in Mooseville – Primary Sources: Edward Ross and Race Suicide 10/9/18

I had strongly considered backing off from difficult topics for awhile, in deference to the difficult past few weeks. But then I saw this tweet by one of my favorite Twitter-follows: Typical behavior of a white person new to oppression. 1. Tends to have hope 2. Tends to be unaware oppressed people were here before…

Fighting Back: “We need a Congress that will hold those in power accountable”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler Every day, I hear from my constituents about the sense of worry, frustration and disappointment they feel when they see the consequences of an Administration that has not been held accountable to the…

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Anthony Kennedy is a terrible human being.

As a public service, here is a running list of some of the articles related to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Kennedy made it clear from his votes in the last session that he wants to make sure that his seat is filled with a reliable Republican (which means while Mitch McConnell’s Republican Party still has control of the United States Senate.) For that – and for the obvious fact that he is doing this simply so that he will still be invited to the best Washington cocktail parties – he deserves our scorn.

#WeCanFixThis. Get out the vote and get out *and* vote!

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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Mabon

    (A Triple Sonnet) by Benjamin Neideigh Saint Philibert’s feast day passed weeks ago, But we shall munch his namesake nuts today, And apples, too—deep shiny red, aglow— And kiss each other’s chins to lick away The sweet juice of the autumn’s proudest fruit. The pumpkins and piled corn make tables groan. Try to…

“Give Thanks for the Blessings”

Happy Lammas!! Hey, wait just a minute! Those are happy llamas … which is not the same thing at all! Today is August 1st, the pagan holiday of Lammas or First Harvest. It is the first of three harvest celebrations on the Wheel of the Year. But because this is a pagan holiday that does…

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The Deer at Lammas Tide

Aylwin thought her way was the only way—until the Goddess showed her otherwise.   All seemed well in the orchard that morning and in the woods beyond. Walking from the Big House through the orchard, Aylwin paused on her way to breakfast to drink in the sight of a cluster of rosy-yellow apples against the…

Out of the Sea

  She thought her life was over—until the Goddess Thalassa called to her   That first week in Australia Stella decided that her new home was very much like her previous home in Texas. The weather was the same—boiling hot. The people were similar—tall, tanned, laid back, and friendly, although they didn’t wear cowboy boots;…

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Fighting Back: “The Republican Congress is obsessed with destroying Americans’ health care.” #VoteThemOut

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) reminding us that everyone’s health care coverage is on the ballot. (Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DeGette highlights Republicans’ plan to take away health care coverage and destroy protections for…

Tuesday in Mooseville – Primary Sources: TR, Race Suicide, and Blaming Women 10/16/18

In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was in the second year of his first elected term as president (he assumed the presidency in 1901 after the assassination of President McKinley); it is seven years after the Battle of San Juan Hill, two years after construction of the Panama Canal commenced, four years after the publication of Edward…

Fighting Back: “Democrats will work to ensure quality, affordable care for all Americans.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Doug Jones of Alabama. (Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) Delivers The Weekly Democratic Address) I’ve made it a priority to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to expand access to quality, affordable health care to every family in Alabama and across…

Tuesday in Mooseville – Primary Sources: Edward Ross and Race Suicide 10/9/18

I had strongly considered backing off from difficult topics for awhile, in deference to the difficult past few weeks. But then I saw this tweet by one of my favorite Twitter-follows: Typical behavior of a white person new to oppression. 1. Tends to have hope 2. Tends to be unaware oppressed people were here before…

Fighting Back: “We need a Congress that will hold those in power accountable”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler Every day, I hear from my constituents about the sense of worry, frustration and disappointment they feel when they see the consequences of an Administration that has not been held accountable to the…

Tuesday in Mooseville – Chipping Away at the Patriarchy 10/2/18

Last week was a painful and potent reminder that the forces of patriarchy are still strong and that there will always be men and women who embrace the image and role of the subservient woman; to paraphrase the title of Gail Collins’ book, women as “dolls, drudges, helpmates, and [only occasionally] heroines.” But for every…

Fighting Back: Patty Murray – “Will women be listened to, will women be heard?”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Patty Murray of Washington State. (Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Delivers Weekly Democratic Address) “Like so many women and men across the country, I watched Dr. Ford testify on Thursday with tears in my eyes. Her courage is truly incredible—and she is an inspiration to…

I don’t know about you, but I could use some warm fuzzies – an AIDS Walk diary

So we’ve all been hearing the awfulness brought out by the Kavanaugh hearings. Some of us are reliving/remembering some pretty awful things. I can’t deal with any more horror/disgust/sadness. I can’t go back and re-do the past, make those things not happen. What I can do is try to make now better. I’m writing a…