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Fighting Back: “In America, right matters and truth matters.”

    Representative Adam Schiff, yesterday, in closing arguments in the Senate impeachment “trial”: “Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.” (Congressman Adam Schiff, video posted by C-SPAN) ) (The CSPAN video contains text from the closed captioning that works as a rough transcript. If a transcript becomes available, it will be added to the post). (CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here) You need to login in order to like this post: click here

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Fighting Back: “Senators must choose to uphold our system of democracy.”

    Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) calls on the Senate to uphold the integrity of our democracy and our system of justice. WATCH: After swearing in for the impeachment trial, @SenKamalaHarris calls on senators to “uphold the integrity of our system of democracy, uphold the integrity of our system of justice, and to uphold the…

Fighting Back: “Democrats will push back against the science-denying Republican Party’s assault on our environment.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell reminding people of the damage being done to the environment by the science-deniers in the Republican Party. (Congresswoman Debbie Dingell discussed the need for the Trump Administration to work with Congress to de-escalate tension with Iran and the House-passed bipartisan PFAS Action…

Fighting Back: “Senate Republicans should serve the American people, not their party’s political leader.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland urging his Republican colleagues to serve the American people not their party’s political leader. (Senator Van Hollen delivers the Weekly Democratic Address on the importance of holding a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial in the Senate while also…

Fighting Back: “In 2020, House Democrats will continue to fight #ForThePeople.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California reminding everyone of the work done by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. (Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed 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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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 tonight, December 21st, at…

“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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Wolves Don’t Fly

  Her looks were unusual: was she really who she seemed to be? The wind was high that gray December afternoon as we passengers stood obediently in line to board the jet from Dulles Airport to Seattle. Looking out the windows next to the jetway entrance I could see the wind blowing a man’s hat…

The Deer at Lammas Tide

    Aylwin thought she had all the answers—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…

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Fighting Back: “In America, right matters and truth matters.”

    Representative Adam Schiff, yesterday, in closing arguments in the Senate impeachment “trial”: “Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.”…

Fighting Back: “Senators must choose to uphold our system of democracy.”

    Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) calls on the Senate to uphold the integrity of our democracy and our system of justice. WATCH: After swearing in for the impeachment trial, @SenKamalaHarris calls on senators to “uphold the integrity of our system of democracy, uphold the integrity of our system of justice, and to uphold the…

Tuesday in Mooseville – “Meet Me Halfway” and the Proposed United Methodist Protocol 1/14/20

Every week, Moishe would pray to win the lottery. “Please God,” he would say, “let me win the lottery. I need to win the lottery.” After several years of this, God finally replied and God’s booming voice rattled Moishe more than a little bit. “Moishe,” God said, “meet me half way. Buy a ticket.”  (Hey,…

Fighting Back: “Democrats will push back against the science-denying Republican Party’s assault on our environment.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell reminding people of the damage being done to the environment by the science-deniers in the Republican Party. (Congresswoman Debbie Dingell discussed the need for the Trump Administration to work with Congress to de-escalate tension with Iran and the House-passed bipartisan PFAS Action…

Fighting Back: “Senate Republicans should serve the American people, not their party’s political leader.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland urging his Republican colleagues to serve the American people not their party’s political leader. (Senator Van Hollen delivers the Weekly Democratic Address on the importance of holding a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial in the Senate while also…

Tuesday in Mooseville – Be A Dreamchaser 12/31/19

Pete Saunders (@petesaunders3 on Twitter) is one of my favorite bloggers; he writes a small blog, The Corner Side Yard, which generally focuses on urban planning-related issues. On Twitter, he describes himself as “Urban Planner. Editor/publisher, The Corner Side Yard. #Rustbelt lover. Detroit born/raised, Hoosier trained and Windy City polished.” I stumbled across his blog…

Fighting Back: “In 2020, House Democrats will continue to fight #ForThePeople.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California reminding everyone of the work done by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. (Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the…