It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village is a reminder of Democratic Party values – especially the values of long time Democrats whose lives have been dedicated to helping people.

TGIF!

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.

 

 

 

God bless every one of them…RIP

 

 

 

 

Whoa…Let em have it Rep. Jeffries…

 

 

Nunes is a damn moron…

 

 

Fire away!

HNV Tuesday – Fired Up; Ready to Go! ( A Musical Interlude) 2/13/18

Sometimes a tweet is all you need to help you decide what to write. This tweet from Denise did it for me:


I’ve been sensing a great weariness in myself and others, and as I was thinking about that over the weekend, I realized that music had somehow become a neglected part of my routine. It was a startling revelation, since I have so often relied on music to help me access and embrace emotions that I generally hold inside. Music can make me feel vulnerable yet invincible; sad but determined; angry but joyous. Today I’m sharing some of the songs that have become part of the playlist of my life: sometimes to strengthen me for resistance; sometimes to calm me; sometimes for the sheer outpouring of joy. Please share some of your songs in the comments.

TGIF…Gov’t Shutdown Edition

Morning meese….

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..

 

Dotard tweeted this at 7:30PM and i answered the dimwit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is your Friday open thread!!!

Fire away…

 

Fuck you Bernie

 

 

VNV Thursday Bonus Edition – Speaking Her Truth: Septima Clark (1898-1987) 2/8/18

Photograph of Septima Clark, ca. 1960, Avery Photo Collection, 10-9, Courtesy of the Avery Research Center.

Like many white folk, my knowledge of the icons of the civil rights movement is limited at best and thoroughly deficient at worst. When I read that Dr. King had once described Septima Clark as the “Mother of the Movement” and realized that I had no knowledge of her role, I knew it was time to do some digging. As usual, this is just an overview, intended to whet your curiosity and encourage you to do some digging of your own.

A teacher and a life-long educator, Clark is most remembered for her role in establishing Citizenship Schools, which had the goal of providing full citizenship through education. In 1961, she became the SCLC director of education and teaching and traveled throughout the South, directing workshops which taught participants their constitutional rights, how to organize, as well as teaching literacy. Even more mundane topics like how to write a check were covered. Clark felt that literacy was the keystone for advancement:

VNV Tuesday – A Self-Care Reminder 2/6/18

We get by with a little help from our friends…and by practicing self-care.

I love winter, but in my neck of the woods, the enjoyment comes at a price. For every peaceful snowfall, there are sidewalks to be shoveled; for each moment of ice-covered marvel, there is the stress of navigating slick roads; for each breath of crisp, clean air, there is the effort of staying warm. When you add that to the ongoing shitshow of the Current Administration, it means a lot of energy, both physical and emotional, is expended, and my reserves start to run low. We’ve all talked about self-care since we knew #Resistance was going to be our only path forward, but now seems like a good time to remind ourselves what that means.

TGIF!

Morning meese…

The movie series “Fast and Furious” has nothing on the news dumps we are getting bombarded with constantly. A lot of it is a different slant on the same news but a lot of it isn’t. Hard to keep up for a single person but our squirrels nest makes it a lot easier to keep up with what is and what isn’t relevant.

 

 

 

This couldn’t have anything to do with Trump and his conservative white base could it?

 

Fuck the Trump and the GOP…This really pisses me off!

 

 

 

 

 

Fuck you Bernie

 

 

 

This is your Friday thread…

 

Fire away!

 

VNV Tuesday – Speaking Their Truths, SOTU Edition 1/30/18

Does anyone want to predict what words would appear in a word cloud of tonight’s address?

Tonight’s the night, and I, for one, will either be locked in my sewing room finishing a project or sitting down to write a letter to my cousin (because some of us still do that!) The report on the state of the union may be constitutionally-mandated…

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient

…but this is one instance where I wish the pre- radio and television practice of submitting a written report to Congress was once again the norm. In the past, these reports were often a recitation of the status of various government departments, as well as a Treasury update, and as a result, are rarely remembered in the same way as inauguration speeches. What follows is a random sampling from previous SOTU reports: some notable, some not, and some that should be.

TGIF!

Morning Meese…

Had a nauseated Thursday so have none of my inescapable wit to share today. So it’s a tweet only day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Short thread!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire away!

 

 

VNV Tuesday: Lessons in Sausage-Making (h/t @JoyAnnReid) 1/23/18

It’s messy work, but somebody has to do it.

Last week was a writing drought; today I have too many topics to choose from. My final decision was made when I saw a tweet thread from Joy Reid*** that resonated with me, exposed my ignorance, and inspired me to dig further. This is going to be a bare-bones recitation of history that I never learned, but should have. I share it today as information, as well as an object lesson about persistence.

To quote Maya Angelou, “You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”