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WTF? Someone Explain What the Hell the Tea Party Senate is Thinking with This BS.

That Tea Party Republicans are dumbass troglodytes is abundantly clear, but this one takes the cake:

So Bernie and the Dems came on strong with payback:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on February 8, 2017 at 11:43am — 21 Comments


by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Resistance Report of Feb 6, 2017

Today, I have had great difficulties listening to Robert Reich's report because of constant disruptions within the video.

After a while, and later in the day, I came to realize that someone had been trying to cause disturbance.

We have the proof now also because of the hacking of James Emmerling's and Kenneth Sibbett's account, using these two names in a combined account for advertising.

The information in regard to the desired impeachment of Donald Trump is so important…


Added by Heidi Banerjee on February 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Am I On the Path?

This song is just permanently stuck in my brain as the eternal question:

Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up

And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a…


Added by Phyllis on February 7, 2017 at 1:05pm — 10 Comments

Climate-change deniers: True Believers who just don’t care

We should dispense once and for all with the term “climate-change deniers.”


Because “climate-change deniers” keeps us from calling out these women and men – and most especially those who occupy the White House, Congress, and state houses – for performing disbelief about something that, more likely than not, many of them actually accept as true: our climate is changing radically due to human activities.

Most of them, I would wager, believe the science…


Added by SeventhSister on February 6, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Human Construct- Religions and Governments

I don't know why, but humans want leaders. Look at the biggest blowhards who scream liberty and freedom the loudest, and they will be the first one to want a leader when something needs done. It's hard to say if humans have always had leaders, given the lack of legible records from the prehistoric days, but let's say that yes, there have always been alphas in the ranks. When did it become more about power…


Added by Phyllis on February 4, 2017 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

If we let them massacre the truth, we live in their reality

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I grew up in their version of reality. 

In the 50s, Communism was evil and Capitalism was good. Free speech was censoring movies, books and TV, and questioning students on college campuses. Queers and trans people were sick and perverted, a threat to truth, justice and the American way. A commie lurked around every corner. 

In Catholic school, sex education was telling us not to…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 4, 2017 at 10:32am — 4 Comments

Another Potential Terrorist Detained by Executive Order

This would be funny if it weren't so fucking stupid: Former Norway PM Detained At Dulles Airport…


Added by JMac1949 Today on February 3, 2017 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Bad News and Good News from Texas

This post evolved out a comment that I left on aka's post: The Facade of Tranquility

When I made the decision to move back to Texas back in September of 2016, I had some significant concerns about whether or not I could adapt to the rampant prejudice and bigotry that I'd encountered growing up in the Lone Star State.  Could I find it in…


Added by JMac1949 Today on February 2, 2017 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

This Just In: Good News from Chicago

Muslim and Jewish children at protest wins hearts: A Muslim and a Jewish father had never met before bringing their children to O'Hare International Airport Monday to join in a protest of President Donald Trump's immigration ban. But after a photograph showing their son and daughter interacting went viral, they decided to bring their families…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments


Narcissi...oh, heck - you know who it is!…


Added by marilyn sands on January 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Customs Inspection at LAX 1990

Why doesn't this surprise me: Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban.  It's really nothing new.

Image result for Muslim travel ban

I worked for Beta Magnetics Shenyang Computers, a Joint Venture Corporation, in the People's Republic of China for a year in 1990-91. 

In the early 1980's my boss, Mark Yaftibadi, came to the USA along with his…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 30, 2017 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Oh, Sushi!

One of my least favorite misconceptions about authors is we’re rich. We’re not, but folks think we are. I’ve been hit up from time to time and asked for free copies of my work, and there have been screenshots of people on Facebook asking their friends where the best pirate sites are to download free books. Libraries apparently aren’t popular anymore.

One thing readers don’t always have to do—mostly because we do it for them since it’s our trade—is keep their finger on the pulse of the…


Added by Kage Alan on January 30, 2017 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Italians need to speak up against the anti-immigrant madness

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I’m tired of Italians in this country who either support the anti-immigrant/anti-refugee policies of the new ultra right wing administration in Washington, or who remain silent and don’t raise their voices in support of the immigrants being targeted.

Don’t these Italians remember or even know about their own family’s history in this country?

If you’re Italian and think that certain people, like Muslims or Syrian refugees, should be registered or…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on January 28, 2017 at 3:06pm — 7 Comments

Voter Fraud and Alternative Facts

HRC won the popular vote by nearly 3 million and The Beast Who Shall not be Named calls for a major investigation of illegal aliens, dead folks and double registration voter fraud:  ...plans 'major investigation into voter fraud' amid groundless claims…


Added by JMac1949 Today on January 25, 2017 at 11:34am — 12 Comments

Trump Performance as President Might Be Best Solution to Change Presidential Election System

The inauguration and conduct of vote-challenged President Donald Trump might provide impetus to keep momentum going to change the way we elect presidents, especially since the candidate with fewer votes has now achieved the office five times, twice in sixteen years.

Nonetheless, with the outpouring of people, not only in America but in over fifty countries, protesting his ascension, I’m…


Added by Michael Russnow on January 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

On resistance and marches

These are photos from the 2003 world-wide marches and protests that occurred as the Bush Administration –operating on the lie that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction – moved inexorably towards its war on Iraq:


On March 20, 2003, the United States started bombing Baghdad.

We marched a little more.

But our government did not stop and has not stopped bombing Iraq (which we do now for different reasons that trace back to the original lie).…


Added by SeventhSister on January 22, 2017 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Habib Elghanian and Donald Trump; Fate and the Time We Live In

In the early 20th century Habib Elghanian built a seventeen story high rise building in Tehran, Iran.  Last night (about 8:00 a.m. Tehran time) the building caught fire and collapsed.  Ten firefighting stations responded to the blaze and the collapsing building killed at least 50 firefighters.

Collapsing Plasco Building…


Added by Rodney Roe on January 19, 2017 at 3:05pm — 5 Comments

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