The Village News & Views June 28, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All
Well it appears we have been offered a reprieve of sorts in the form of the delay of this week’s vote on the BCRA, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, A.K.A. Trumpcare, Deathcare, GOPdontCare, GimmeMyTaxCuts4theRichLetThePoorDieOfAHangnailCare, or whatever name you prefer. (Whole diaries and articles have been written on folks’ favorite names, they circulate as Twitter hashtags. We get our grim chuckles where we can, folks.)
The message of the moment is, DeathCare is delayed but NOT dead. We are called on the keep the pressure on through the break.
However, make time for your own break. Do whatever gives you pleasure, and look around. Summer is upon us!
In my neck of the woods, summer means heat, humidity, and rare breaks from either or both. It means Hurricane Season! Also “feels-like” temps in three digits.
But summer still retains some of the magic it has always possessed. Adults may not get summer vacation but we remember the feeling, and we can have a hot dog, or summer fresh fruit, or beer, or wine, or ice cream, or whatever treat we like, and enjoy roadside wildflowers, a cool breeze, summer rain.
#RESIST… but take a moment to celebrate summer.
WTFJH yesterday… Day 159: Delayed
Shakesville… Senate “Healthcare” Vote Delayed
From the Twitter-verse…
Hillary’s speech courtesy of MVgal92691…
— Patricia Ann Kopp for Biden/Harris 🍩 💛🗳📚💯❗️🥀 (@mvgal92691) June 27, 2017
Those glasses make him look so smart!!!
Al Franken shutting down Rick Perry over climate change is everything & more.pic.twitter.com/OaNYolpEjH
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 27, 2017
The Divine Miss M…
WH still not allowing video cameras to record Sean Spicer’s press briefings. Cause when you’re that ridiculous, the camera adds ten clowns.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 27, 2017
Someone’s had all they can stands and they can’t stands no more…
— Dem Texas Girls 😷 (@TexDem16) June 27, 2017
And that was who, again???
Everyone sat there quiet while the playboy white house correspondent was the one to finally take a stand for truth. 2017 is weird.
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) June 27, 2017
Love this Hamilton shout-out by the ACLU:
🎵 You're gonna need congressional approval and you don't have the votes. 🎵
Let's keep calling until it's dead for good. https://t.co/VFfRa7mKsz
— ACLU (@ACLU) June 27, 2017
You did this…
THREAD: Senator McConnell announced that he is delaying a vote on TrumpCare until after the July 4 recess. You. Did. This.
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) June 27, 2017
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 27, 2017
Kill it dead….
Only 4 ways 2 lower premiums
1. Reduce health care costs ✖️
2. Higher subsidies ✖️
3. Expand Medicaid ✖️
4. Junk plans that cover nothing ✔️
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) June 25, 2017
— U.S. Senator Al Franken (@SenFranken) June 27, 2017
They're scrambling for votes; we must rally more resistance. They're whipping GOP Senators; we must rouse public opposition. Stay vigilant! https://t.co/R2Jmj1lYI5
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 27, 2017
This is because of you, but our fight is far from over. Keep up the pressure. Keep up the calls: (202) 224-3121. Health care is at stake. https://t.co/Abzvr5bZYR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 27, 2017
Good news: GOP forced to delay vote on "health care" bill.
Bad news: GOP still wants to kick 22M off insurance.
No time for complacency.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 27, 2017
We owe them…
It aint over…. keep scrapping SAVE THE ACA!
We owe them! pic.twitter.com/ieWeN8tnr7
— IUOE AFL-CIONewDemocrat4ever (@reesetheone1) June 27, 2017
Stop and look around.
Thank you for your patience. Love and peace, Village! Enjoy your Wednesday gathering.
We are #StrongerTogether
We are #TheResistance and #WePersist
All are welcome!
Post title taken from duran duran’s 1990 track of the same name, which, as a fan of the band I happen to love. I think the reason I chose it for the title of this post has do to with the opening words: Hey! …pick it up… This’ll get you out.. of your head! Because sometimes we all just need to get out of our own heads! Warning, video lacks any socially redeeming value. :)