VNV Wednesday – #GoNancyGo

The Village News & Views February 7, 2018
#GoNancyGo Minority Leader Pelosi ‘filibusters’ for Dreamers today


Greetings, Village. I didn’t expect to be posting a blog today but this is happening now and I’m thrilled with our Minority Leader. So x-posted from DK.

What I find curious about this story in The Independent is that is is written as if this is a past event. I am sitting here at home watching Nancy on Cspan right now, she has not given up the floor.

www.independent.co.uk/…

 

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has conducted a rare House “filibuster” to try and force Republicans to bring up an immigration bill in the chamber.

Ms Pelosi stood in the House chambers Wednesday to defend so-called Dreamers — undocumented immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children — saying that Democrats would oppose any funding bill unless House Speaker Paul Ryan agrees to bring a bipartisan immigration bill to the House floor for a vote.

In doing so, she ended up speaking longer than any State of the Union in history.

 

Hopefully someone will do a better story but this is not in the past yet. Turn on Cspan (on my cable it’s Cspan1 of 3) to hear Ms Pelosi reading stories of Dreamers. Her voice is a little rough but holding out. Hope someone gets her some warm lemon juice in water.

As of 2:34 CST this is a live feed:

If you tweet, support Ms Pelosi’s efforts.

If you call, support this just cause.

 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi began speaking on the House floor at 10:04 a.m. Wednesday.

And she hasn’t stopped.

The California Democrat followed her surprise announcement that she would oppose a budget deal to avert a government shutdown with a talk-a-thon to protest congressional inaction on legislation to protect DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they children.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/02/07/nancy-pelosi-spends-three-hours-reading-dreamer-stories-house-floor/315717002/

 

Thank you for your patience. Love and peace, Village!

We are #TheResistance. #WePersist.

 

  18 comments for “VNV Wednesday – #GoNancyGo

  1. DoReMI
    February 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    And in 4-inch heels, no less. Next up: dancing backwards!

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Absolutely! And the deplorables are out on twitter and elsewhere calling her ugly names etc. This woman is steel and one of my heroes.

      • DoReMI
        February 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

        Right? Goddess forbid you should express political disagreement with a woman without dragging all the tired, ugly clichés used to describe women into it. I still don’t have “shrill” filled in on my Twitter Bingo card, but “old crone” has been covered. I wonder if anyone remembers that the crone is an archetype for a Wise Woman?

        • MomentaryGrace
          February 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

          The one I saw which pissed me off was ‘botox barbie’. She is a warrior queen, in my book.

  2. bfitzinAR
    February 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    {{{MomentaryGrace}}} – thank you so much for putting this up. Goddess alone knows how long she’ll be able to hold out but we know the Goddess is aiding her within the limits of the human body. (And yes of course Nancy Pelosi – while she would totally deny it, good Catholic that she is – is Channeling the Crone, the Wise Woman who guides The People in the paths of wisdom and kindness. moar {{{HUGS}}}

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Haven’t seen the official but I think she went 8 hours…

      • bfitzinAR
        February 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        Someone tweeted 8 hours and 7 minutes. :) moar {{{HUGS}}}

        • MomentaryGrace
          February 7, 2018 at 6:46 pm

          Pretty exciting to see it unfold!

          {{{{{{{{{{{bfitzinAR}}}}}}}}}}}

  3. MomentaryGrace
    February 7, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    And she has just yielded to Maxine Waters at 5:13 CST. What an inspiring act by Leader Pelosi!

  4. Batch
    February 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hey Gracie…{{{Hugs}}}…Pretty damn good job by Nancy…She’s showing what an ass Ryan really is…

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 7, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      She is awesome, I am very proud of her amazing effort. Listened to the bulk of it, very inspiring.

  5. bfitzinAR
    February 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Nancy was great – 8 hours – wooo! – but the video cut of as soon as Maxine started talking and that sux. Oh well. {{{HUGS}}} to everybody.

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 7, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      I was watching on Cspan here at home. It was pretty cool for a while afterwards. Then an R from Texas got up and mouthed off like a smarmy little boy on the playground. :P No one will remember him though. ;)

      • bfitzinAR
        February 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm

        America and the world paid attention to what the American Dream really is for at least 5 hours – people started tweeting & tuning in after the 2nd hour. What the little rat bastids who want to destroy the Dream have to say is immaterial. Everybody’s been reminded of what America stands for. Not is. Unfortunately never has been although we keep inching our way towards it. But what we stand for. Now we need to work out tails off getting government back from the racists so we can inch forward some more. moar {{{HUGS}}}

        • MomentaryGrace
          February 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

          {{{{{{bfitz}}}}}

      • njm
        February 8, 2018 at 7:31 am

        That R was pathetic.

  6. JanF
    February 8, 2018 at 5:33 am

    Here is the full CSPAN clip:

    The “day after” news is saying it was wasted but I beg to differ. As of right now, the House does not have the votes to pass the Senate bill without Democrats because the Freedumb Cacas are coming out against it. If our caucus holds, we can still force Paul Ryan to bring a clean DACA bill to the floor – same deal as the Senate: clean bill, allow amendments. It is not that difficult.

    I would hate for the fate of these kids to rest in the hands of a court order that can be overturned at any point – or in the promises of ugly racist John “Your Wife Probably Deserved It” Kelly that “DACA deportations are ‘not a priority'”.

    • MomentaryGrace
      February 8, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Thanks for the clip! The ‘day after’ news is wrong. Even after this disastrous election and presidency, the MSM is still doing the same shit that helped get us here. Russian interference happened, but the MSM contributed greatly to the fact that it was even close enough for those shenanigans to make the difference.

      They could empower us, could use the dramatic potential of the story for good, but they are destructive, petty and addicted to the shit show they created and enabled.

      ahem

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