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Fighting Back: “Flint’s water crisis isn’t just about water, it’s about a failed Republican philosophy of government that puts money ahead of people.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI). (In this week’s address, Representative Kildee discusses the Flint water crisis and Democrats’ Better Deal legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure, with $1 trillion to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and water systems across America.) This week, House Democrats joined me in Flint to sit down with families and see the progress being made to replace lead pipes with the funds from Congress. While the Flint water crisis has faded from the national headlines, this visit is a reminder that the crisis is not over. […] “Cities and towns across America have been left behind by the Republican-led Congress. Just this week, House Republicans voted to cut $300 million for repairs to water systems. Republicans have failed to take up any meaningful legislation to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure. “Americans drive on crumbling roads and bridges. Instead of having…

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Fighting Back: “Only those already well off are better off under this Republican economy”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. (Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Kavanaugh nomination) “From President Trump’s repeated campaign promises, we know that Judge Kavanaugh poses a grave threat to women’s health care and the weakening of Roe v. Wade. We know he will vote to effectively…

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Lochner v. New York, 1905) 7/10/18

The true predecessor of Janus is Lochner v. New York, “the notorious 1905 decision that turbocharged the court’s pro-business interventions into health, safety, and economic regulation.”https://t.co/Q4hUsv5OwS — MissAnthrope (@LyssAnthrope) July 2, 2018 Like most non-lawyers, I struggle to understand the nuances of Supreme Court decisions, and I rely heavily on SCOTUSBlog (found here) to explain…

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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!

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Summer Sunning!

Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this: The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will…

April Showers are Bringing May Flowers!

At Winter Solstice, the light begins to return – gradually, the memory of the long nights fades until the light and dark are equal on Spring Equinox. From that point on,  the light returns more rapidly and on May 1st we arrive at the midpoint between equinox and Summer Solstice. Today, my sunrise was at…

Springing into Spring – No Kidding!

Today at 16:15 UTC (11:15am 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…

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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;…

Roses at Imbolc

    The ‘farewell’ roses broke her heart–until the Goddess Brigid stepped in   The Imbolc ritual was to be held at Green Dragon’s house that year. She lived in an outer suburb of the city in a house whose backyard gave way to woods. Although we all grumbled at the necessity of driving so…

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Fighting Back: “Flint’s water crisis isn’t just about water, it’s about a failed Republican philosophy of government that puts money ahead of people.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI). (In this week’s address, Representative Kildee discusses the Flint water crisis and Democrats’ Better Deal legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure, with $1 trillion to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and water systems across America.) This week, House Democrats joined me in Flint…

TGIF!

  Good morning meese… This is gonna probably be my last TGIF for the next month since I’m leaving for Colorado on Saturday morning. I might be able to sneak one in but I’m not sure what kind of itinerary my daughter has planned so to be safe lets just say I’m gonna be incognito…

Fighting Back: “Only those already well off are better off under this Republican economy”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. (Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Kavanaugh nomination) “From President Trump’s repeated campaign promises, we know that Judge Kavanaugh poses a grave threat to women’s health care and the weakening of Roe v. Wade. We know he will vote to effectively…

TGIF!!

  Good morning meese! Seems like Dump gets worse every damn minute. He want’s to make chaos out of everything all the while ruining our alliances with every western nation.   Excellent thread on Louie Gofart and the morons in TX that voted for him…. The only people dumber than Louie Gohmert are the people…

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Lochner v. New York, 1905) 7/10/18

The true predecessor of Janus is Lochner v. New York, “the notorious 1905 decision that turbocharged the court’s pro-business interventions into health, safety, and economic regulation.”https://t.co/Q4hUsv5OwS — MissAnthrope (@LyssAnthrope) July 2, 2018 Like most non-lawyers, I struggle to understand the nuances of Supreme Court decisions, and I rely heavily on SCOTUSBlog (found here) to explain…

TGIF

  Good morning meese! Going to give my notice 2 weeks in advance…I’ll be able to do two more TGIF threads before I leave on a jet plane bound for Colorado…I might attempt a thread or two while there but not guaranteeing anything becasue at this point not sure what my daughter and grand children…