Starting at noon central time Thursday, there is $15,000 in donations to be matched for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. Meaning: AIDS agencies in the Austin area can (will?) get $30,000 donated in just one day! Please donate at my HCRA page. Here is information from the Ride about where those dollars go:
Why is the Hill Country Ride for AIDS So Important?
Thanks to our amazing riders, volunteer crew, donors, and sponsors, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS has raised more than $8.5 million since the inaugural year of 1999. You should be so proud!
Below are just some of the many services your DONATION dollars do for thousands in our Central Texas community.
LOOK AT THE POWER OF EVERY DOLLAR!
Covers one rapid HIV test – we know that 40% of people who are HIV+ don’t know it yet. Through testing, we can get them into life saving care, and further reduce the spread of the HIV virus.
Food voucher for emergency needs – many of those living with HIV are also living in poverty, and can’t afford their medication and nutritious food. This makes sure they get the food they need.
Medical co-payment for one patient – keeping people in consistent medical care keeps them healthy and connected to services. We know this saves lives.
Buys someone nutritious food for one month – A month of nutritious food allows someone living with HIV to focus on staying healthy without worrying about the basic need of having enough to eat.
Pays for a one month’s supply of medical prescription co-pays – Medications can reduce the HIV virus so much that it keeps someone healthy and also reduces the risk of passing it along.
Provides a counseling and support group session for someone newly diagnosed – We know that many feel isolated when first diagnosed, and that staying social and connected gets people into care earlier, allowing them to stay healthy.
Provides prevention education for 440 people – 20% of Americans still believe you can catch HIV from drinking after someone. 60% say they are unsure what safe sex is. Education is one of the most important tools in reducing new infections.
Pays for a specialty medical appointment – Many people with HIV/AIDS have unique medical complications. It’s good to know a specialty medical professional can help them out.
Provides life skills training – This helps people who are well to learn to present themselves in a job interview, find housing, learn to read, gain computer training, learn nutrition, and discover their self esteem.
Keeps someone healthy with one month of medications – Medications can reduce the HIV virus so much that it keeps someone healthy and also reduces the risk of passing it along.
Provides 7 hours of outreach to find people and get them into care – If you are homeless or unemployed, your HIV may not be at the top of list of your priorities. By finding people and making sure they get the care they need, lives are saved.
Provides 3 family counseling sessions – It can be devastating for a family when a member is diagnosed, and we know that an intact family unit promotes health and provides a built in support network.
Pays for a month of rent for one family in supportive housing – Assistance with food, daily chores, trips to medical appointments, and social support create a foundation for continued health and a step toward independence.
Gives 450 home cooked meals for hospice patients – When in hospice, there are often unique food needs. You can make sure that final days are spent with favorite, delicious meals that don’t upset someone’s stomach.
Pays for an outpatient procedure for an uninsured client – many with HIV/AIDS do not have insurance. You can cover the expenses related to a needed procedure.
Provides four months of medication – Medications can reduce the HIV virus so much that it keeps someone healthy and also reduces the risk of passing it along.
Lots of highs and some lows …So many coming at us so fast it’s hard to keep up. Dotard has been rather quiet lately giving us a little respite from his stupidity on Twitter..Most of what we’ve seen lately with his name attached is not the blowhard. Too coherent and no misspells. Seems ever since Stormy hit he’s either had his phone confiscated or he’s actually listening to someone. Figuring that someone has to be Jarvanka.
The present day Peyton Place, alias the WH, is like SNL with Belushi, with out the comedy. Kinda like a food fight without the food. With Dotard doing all he can to fuck over everyone the deplorable moniker Hillary gave out fits all of them like a leather glove.
What will today show? It sure would be nice to see Bobby pull out some subpoenas today.
I expect next week to be a doozy as a lot of stuff is coming to a head and has to pop sooner rather than later.
Protestors have shut down the freeway in Sacramento calling for justice for Stephon Clark, who was murdered after being shot at 20 times by police in his grandparents’ yard. Cops thought he had a gun. It was a cell phone. https://t.co/prxBlsYO1X
MEMO to Trump, Putin & Sessions: “All my new FBI agents visit the Holocaust Museum to better understand what happens when law enforcement becomes a tool of oppression, or worse.” — Robert Mueller, April, 2013 pic.twitter.com/58Ddf5ERKW
Ok I cannot deny that with all of this Stormy Daniels porn star reminiscing that I have been doing of late , part of the reason I chose John Bolton as national security advisor was because of his 1960’s porn mustache
The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee report that they have evidence showing the Trump Organization was actively negotiating a business deal during the campaign with a Russian bank that U.S. law made it a crime to deal with. Mueller’s subpoena will nail that down.
CREW FOIA’d Steve Mnuchin’s travel records, says that the docs show that between the spring and fall of 2017, Mnuchin took 7 separate trips on military aircraft at a total of nearly $1 million. https://t.co/sgAfVWhuyQ
Bernie Sanders spoke earlier on behalf of the #NationalWalkoutDay and gave a nice speech. It would've been nicer if he wasn't one of the biggest impediments to gun legislation in this country. He's taken many funds from the NRA. Upsetting and opportunism.
Oh boy! Mueller will fall into a 3 decade rabbit hole of 🇷🇺 mafia dealings galore. Mueller can take down all the worldwide main players of Russian organized crime members especially the ones that connect to the Kremlin by reviewing Trumps businesses.. https://t.co/nqN2ZCeZZI
Morning Meese…Not really in the mood to rant as i’m afraid if I started I might not stop.
The school shooting has really got me to the point where I just want to grab a high powered rifle and start shooting Wayne LaPierre and all the asshole Cons that are running cover for the NRA. Have to throw in Dotard and Pence in my arcade game too. They might go first.
Or I just might go after them with a trusty flame thrower…Disregard my fantasies… :)
November can’t get here soon enough.
I am astonished by the raw eloquence of Parkland's teens. Breathtaking. They know the eyes of the world are upon them, and they are rising to the occasion.
Interesting, how quiet Trump's dirt dumb bigot base became after multiple news agencies verified that Parkland high school mass murderer Nikolas Cruz was a Trump-loving white supremacist who was often seen wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' cap. #inners#maddow#lastword
🦅 Treason? @RepJeffries: "How dare you lecture us about treason. This is not a dictatorship. It's a democracy and we do not have to stand for a reality show host masquerading as President of the United States."pic.twitter.com/iJhMZdubIi 🇺🇸 #TrumpRussia
Well it looks like the gov’t shutdown overnight even after Chuck Schumer and Jowls McTurtle had a bi-partisan plan all ready to pass.
Enter side-left Rand Paul and his play for the limelight. After voting to pass the GOPTaxScam he should have just stayed in his seat and shut up. Everything he cried about was right on the money but he should have thought about it before he voted to pass the Scam of the century, allowing the deficit to be blown sky high.
Like the boy crying wolf when he invited the wolf over for dinner and found out he was on the menu.
It’s a wonder Chuck, Nancy and the Dems in Congress don’t want to do one of two things…Kiss Rand or laugh like hyenas because have no doubt the Cons were all set to make any shutdown look like it was Nancy and the Dems fault. No chance of that now thanks to Rand.
Could we be so lucky as for this to happen on the Republican side of the House…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made a unanimous consent request to expedite a vote on the budget measure shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Paul objected, however, demanding first a vote on an amendment to the bill that would reinstate spending limits that it removed. Unless Paul yields before midnight EST, the earliest the Senate will be able to vote on the measure is early Friday, an hour past the government funding deadline. And that is just a vote to end debate. After the Senate clears that hurdle, Paul could speak for another hour — as could other senators — before the Senate votes on final passage.
After the Senate, the bill would need to go to the House, move out of the Rules Committee, have House lawmakers adopt a rule governing debate for the bill and then get that last passage vote.
Rand smiling for the cameras…god, I hate all Republicans..
Friday sounds like a great time for indictments…What say you Mr Mueller?
There is so much disinformation out there, though for the most part us squirrels and Hillary voters know the facts, even though there is a lot of hand wringing out of too many. Something that can’t be said for the RWNG’s and the bern fools. Those two factions are the spreaders of the “fake news” that make too many people run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Good analogy as all trumpers and bernturds are such morons that losing their heads would make them smarter.
How 32%, or whatever the number has dropped to, of the electorate is still stupid enough to still be believing anything that Thing or the Goopers have done or are alleging they are going to do is good is amazingly stupid. I don’t think there is anything they can possibly do that is terrible enough convince the followers of moronism to go against what they do. Only thing I can think of is for Thing to actually call for Marshall Law and start shooting them and I’m not too sure that would do it.
Gotta keep resisting and persevering until November 6th, when we can vote all the deplorables out of office and hope the FBI gets Jane and Bernturd thrown in jail.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: – Indict Jared Kushner – Indict Ivanka Trump – Indict Eric Trump – Indict Donald Trump, Jr. – Indict Donald Trump – Indict Mike Pence – Indict Paul Ryan – Prove I exist – Eat fewer carbs
Bernie should take up yelling at clouds from his porch and interrupting Jane every ten seconds. I can see that he will never accomplish more than naming a few post offices in the Senate. He needs a new hobby. Any suggestions?#BernieHobbies
It’s sad that our daily life has come to having to fight bigotry, misogyny and a myriad of other terrible things on a daily basis. It’s disheartening and depressive to say the least.
It’s all because of the right wing and their xtian fundie twisted beliefs that have increasingly become more radicalized in the last 20 years.
What has all of us pissed off though, and rightfully so, is the aid the vocalized far left has given the right wing bigots. It’s increasingly being brought to the conscientiousness of us(even though we’ve all known it for years) and the Dem party at large that the faux progressives are nothing more than an extension of the right wing trying to make life harder then it needs to be. They started their idiocy during the election of Dubya with Nader and his stupidity and festered into the idiocy of Fuckin Bernie and his meager band of morons.
Maybe it’s for the better that this has happened becasue it’s woken up a large part of the electorate that didn’t know how gov’t worked much less cared. I know this is a hard lesson to be taught, and we have taken a lot of hits becasue of it, but the world will end up being a better place just because people have jumped in with both feet to fight back.
Trumps stupidly on display!
Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings, spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of your paint, your child’s medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in. https://t.co/iOT9ifbqiE
Bernie: "Let's break up the banks!" NYDN: "Ok, how?" Bernie: "Huh?" NYDN: "How do you propose we do this?" Bernie: "Do what, now?" NYDN: "The banks." Bernie: "Do what w/them?" NYDN: "Break them up?" Bernie: "I have no idea." NYDN: 😐
Yesterday, I went looking for a database of Black women who are running for office in 2018. I didn't find one, so with the help of 4 other people, I created one that has info of 100+ women: https://t.co/IIzYcQhac4
I’ve been trying to keep my anger under control by taking time away from everything. With problems in my daily life controlling that anger is getting harder and what is happening in the country just exacerbates my anger. So, sorry for taking time off but I feel I don’t have much choice in the matter.
The Democratic Party is blowing up right in front of our faces. None of the Dems in Congress seem to know what they are doing from one minute to the next and aren’t working together, at lest from what I can see. This latest kerfuffle involving Sen Franken by select members of Congress goes to show just that. Headlined by Kirsten Gillibrand who can’t seem to keep her mouth shut when she should and other Senators following her lead to condemn Sen Franken without due process while not saying anything about Trump or Moore is slowly pissing me off.
They need to get together and fight back against Trump and the Repukes in a concerted effort and quit giving into purity fights because the right wing doesn’t give a shit about their purity. It’s making us look like a bunch of wimps.
(THREAD) Erik Prince—Trump advisor; ex-head of a murderous mercenary army; would-be head of Trump's private spy agency; would-be head of a privatized U.S. army—is a dangerous liar. He just testified under oath. This is a live reading of the transcript. Hope you'll read and share. pic.twitter.com/XNMqpnERX6
80%+ of your hires are white men. You forcibly invade women's personal space, dismissing them if they protest. You literally & figuratively try to shove women out of your way. You wrote "many teachers are bitches." You derided PP as "the establishment." Sit down & STFU Senator. https://t.co/uy477Te9BZ
This is going to be a brief one…good old lackadaisical Thanksgiving…Forgot yesterday was Thursday ..oops :)
Well it looks like bobby-three-sticks didn’t hear our call for action for any perp walks Wednesday. I’m gonna let him get away with it since we’ve come to find out Flynn is distancing himself from Thing meaning that he’s selling Thing down the river with no boat. Hopefully we’ll see some movement towards arrests this coming week.
If you're dead to rights, flipping on others and cooperating with the prosecution is the only sane and rational move. Also, prosecutors accept cooperation only if you can provide "substantial assistance." Higher up in the food chain. Stay tuned… https://t.co/ZtAxKGx8Wi
.@realDonaldTrump – you should be thankful for the work others did before you, otherwise, you'd have gone bald by now: zero bills passed, russian affairs, nepotism, anticlimate, lowest approval ever and constant threat to world peace. https://t.co/8l0IZMdwo7