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The weather, is  wicked.  It is reported that winter is rolling in for the mid-west and east coast though life is as per usual here in the 206 … windy cold and reports of Halloween rain.

The last few weeks of mid-term2014 campaigning by the Republican Tea Party have made me sick ,what with all the loony tune behavior, overt lies and racist comments by folks who are not qualified to be representing anyone let alone the people of America do not seem to understand or care that we can hear them…

 “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” -George Orwell

 I personally do not want to go back to what sounds like colonial days  …it controlled my great- grandparents lives & the future of my parents and now a group on the hard right are determined to repeal equity in all its forms … we must move forward stay in the present so discrimination fails …the past fails

Remember the Restore Sanity and or Fear Rally?

 

That rally on 10/30/10 ,was fun to me and while some seemed confused over what the point or the message was; it was the obvious silliness of it all that some folks wanted needed and hopefully experienced. I for one, felt it was a moment to gather at the National Mall either physically or online like me and apparently there were 4 million of us online while 250thousand were at the Mall to say to America ~ listen to the rhetoric! It is getting crazy. We know people are not just engaging in silly fear mongering tactics, the engagement has become physical and people are being hurt or killed. It was time for the bullying to stop and time for a more moderate tone or nothing will get accomplished at all.  Jon Stewart said …something like we are in the hard times, but it is not the end of times.  If you listen to the right, in my opinion they  not only believe that the boogey man is out to take theirs away from them but they have to take back their country in whatever form that takes even if they have to use 2nd amendment remedies.  To me, this sounds insane and stirs fear, which provokes folks to react instead of being proactive.  I was fearful each time I heard Palin, Beck, Limbaugh and others make comments that could seemingly cause folks to commit crimes and lately lodge death threats. Today, most people are seeing through the GOP nonsense.   The rally was diverse had great music by the Roots, Ozzy Osborn, Mavis Staples, Tony Bennett, Yusuf, the OJays,Kid Rock plus cutie pie John Legend and I was totally impressed by the not so R&B instrument, the Tuba. It looked like they had enough potties though rumors were they did not and yes, there were many miscues. We need another one of those rallies. There were many people different from themselves standing together without violence, some may have even agreed to disagree but I saw no one being taken down because of it or stomped on or put in handcuffs, not too many offensive signs and actually, some were quite clever.

The crowd definitely leaned left of center grew to 250thousand people so we know they could not have all been lefties though some in the media might have you believe that. By the end of the day, reports and or stories started being blasted and one in particular grabbed my attention because I question the reasons lady had for being at the rally or even her sanity a bit but hey, she was there expressing or doing her own thing though strange in my opinion. The AP interviewed and gave this lady major attention and while we all have the 1st amendment to fall back on she stated she and the 400 she brought there voted for Obama but will not again. This woman stated she not just wanted to wipe the slate clean she admitted to having dreams of Jon Stewart as a candidate but as she describes her dream, it became violent. I have to say all I could think of was insane in the membrane when I read it and boy it was definitely symbolic of what is going on today. When people are angry and in their anger if poked prodded  just enough , out comes inappropriate reactions by folks who need to take it down a notch … who knew it would take a comedian to say this is how I feel do you feel this way too! Ok, so let us take it to our National Mall and show our Politicians and their cronies whoever that may be and tell them we want debates we want discussions but the crap that is going on right now is not acceptable. In my case, the Republican Tea Party is at fault …done and period. The provocateurs know who they are and I don’t know about you but having some or quite possibly a lot of them running for Public Office possibly getting paid by our tax dollars is just unacceptable to me let alone having to know what they plan to do if elected.

(UPDATED LINK) Save the Date: George Clinton comes to the NMAAHC! ~~ Date:Friday, October 31, 2014


Save the date!

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?

A Conversation between George Clinton and Michel Martin

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Date:Friday, October 31, 2014
Time:7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: National Museum of Natural History,
Baird Auditorium
10thSt. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Metro: Federal Triangle Station; Blue, Orange, and Silver LinesListen to master band leader and funk impressario George Clinton as he describes his own emergence as a funk music icon, businessman and cultural visionary in a candid conversation with National Public Radio host, Michel Martin.

Participants may be filmed, photographed and recorded for the Smithsonian Institution’s educational and promotional uses.

The event is free, however reservations are required. We anticipate space for this event will fill up so don’t wait to make your free reservations.

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What’s an inversion, and what’s it costing you?


, President Obama called attention to one kind of corporate tax loophole in particular — called an “inversion” — a word you might be seeing in a lot of news headlines lately.

It’s not the most intuitive name for a corporate tax loophole, so we’re breaking it down for you.

Click here to find out what it is, how it’s costing you, and how to fix it.

Learn more about what inversions are.

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meet fred Duval … for Gov. Democratic Party, AZ


  • AZ Illustrated Politics: Fred DuVal Says Legislature Flunked the Session

    Posted By on Sun, May 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    On Friday’s AZ Illustrated Politics: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal said lawmakers earned between a D (for “disappointing”) and F (for “failure”) for recently completed legislative session. DuVal called for more dollars for education and child-welfare programs; said he was opposed to expanding programs that provide public dollars for private schools; criticized lawmakers for passing anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation; and promised to reverse Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to deny driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for DREAM Act kids.

    Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash and Pima County Democratic Party chairman Don Jorgensen tackled immigration issues, the latest skirmish over equal pay in the race between Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally, and the legislative session.

  • http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/                <—; video for article above       …fred-duval
  • Jobs

    “If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be paid enough to live on.”

    Business and education leader Fred DuVal has experience in the renewable energy industry, helping get U.S. trucks off of foreign oil and onto American natural gas. Read Fred’s detailed blueprint to grow good-paying jobs in Arizona.

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  • Opportunity

    “It’s time to stop fighting and start fixing.”

    The culture of corruption and polarization at the Capitol is hurting Arizona’s national reputation and holding back our economy. Read Fred’s plan to clean up the Capitol and introduce a new Ethics Commission, so we can put aside the political polarization.

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  • Education

    “Read my lips — no new cuts to our kids’ schools.”

    Restoring funding to our children’s schools is the most important thing we can do to move Arizona forward. Learn about Fred’s experience helping run our public universities and keeping the doors of higher education open to everyone.

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  • George Takei Endorses Fred DuVal for Arizona Governor

    Phoenix, AZ — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, today announced the endorsement of actor, author, activist, and social media mega-power George Takei.

    “I’m incredibly grateful to have the support of an influential and prominent American and part-time Show Low resident like George Takei,” said DuVal. “George has dedicated his life to advancing equality, and together we’ll work to move Arizona Forward.”

    Fred DuVal: When Will Brewer Stop Fighting DREAMers?

    Phoenix, AZ — Business and education leader Fred DuVal, who is running for Arizona governor, released the following statement today criticizing Jan Brewer’s decision to re-litigate the Ninth Circuit’s decision blocking her callous prohibition on driver’s licenses for DREAMers.

    “When will Jan Brewer stop fighting DREAMers? Her callous ban on driver’s licenses for DREAMers has already been thrown out, but she continues to do everything in her power to make it difficult for them to succeed.”

     

    Resource: Fred Duval website … http://www.fred2014.com

Dave Reichert: Why won’t you debate


After opposing equal pay for women, marriage equality, and a fair minimum wage, and after wasting 24 billion taxpayer dollars shutting down the government, is it any wonder he is shying away from the public eye?

He should be afraid to debate that record. That’s why I’m challenging Dave Reichert for Congress.

I believe it is the responsibility of any person seeking elected office to stand up and debate the issues. If you can’t explain your positions then you haven’t earned your seat.

Instead, Reichert chooses to ignore constituents and marches in lockstep with Tea Party extremists. The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve answers. Click here to add your voice and demand Dave Reichert debate. 

I’ll debate Dave anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to talk about the values I believe in: equality, economic fairness, and an end to gridlock.

Our district is one of only 17 districts in the entire country where President Obama won and a Republican congressman holds office. We can turn this district blue with your help. We can make sure our country has a congress that wants to work, not obstruct.

I need you, my fellow Democrat, to support our campaign by signing our petition demanding that Reichert participate in a debate this fall.

The people of the 8th district need your help and I know we can count on you.

Jason

PS – This is going to be a close election and we need your help. Please consider contributing to our campaign to turn the 8th CD blue!