MV Neland's Blog (65)

Blood, women, and Trump. More MSM pushback against Trump's crass behavior.

I think this conflict between the MSM and Trump is more substance than show. There is a real struggle by an otherwise unexercised media against an autocrat to draw a line in the sand. It's having the effect of eroding Trump's outlier base, leaving him a smaller core that delights in his trash-talking as a way to take their country back from the "liberal sissies." 

The difficulty for the MSM of a "Melting pot" society is that they are not suppose to go too deep or get too specific lest…


Added by MV Neland on June 29, 2017 at 2:11pm — 5 Comments

Masha Gessen interview with MSNBC host Joy Reid where they briefly address our acclimation to Trump and media suppression in the wake of the new White House press briefings protocols

Writer Masha Gessen, having lived as a journalist in Russia under Putin's rise to power and his reversal of Russia's direction towards becoming a fledgling democracy back to authoritarianism, imho, understands both Trump and the stakes in the U.S. very well. My takeaway from this…


Added by MV Neland on June 24, 2017 at 3:34pm — 8 Comments

Finally we get to "How the Russians did it." The vote total WAS effected by curbing the ability of certain voters to vote.

It cannot be overstated that NO election audit had been performed for the 2016 election in regards to the Russian hacking until very recently.  These specific and directed investigations being conducted by The Department of Homeland…


Added by MV Neland on June 21, 2017 at 11:52pm — 55 Comments

Protecting our ability to vote...Or not.

Good, concise summary of what Russia hacked, including the recent revelations of voting machine manipulation, and where we are now that all Americans should understand imho.

Added by MV Neland on June 18, 2017 at 4:21pm — 8 Comments

More examples of unchecked institutionalized voter suppression determining election outcomes instead of voters

No rally, no petition, no election will matter if we continue to allow elected leaders to steal the votes of people of color. It is criminal.  It is shameful.  It is immoral.

Added by MV Neland on June 18, 2017 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

A Moral moment with Rev Barber and JoyAnn Reid about Rep Scalise and those who saved his life...despite of his politics.

Rev. Barber reminds us that GOP Congressman Scalise, the recent victim of the shooting at the ballpark, not known for his racial sensitivity, gay rights support, or championing of the least amongst us, thus supporting voter suppression laws, anti gay rights bills, and the stripping away of healthcare to the poor, along with supporting the possession of assault rifles, just had his life saved by two working class…


Added by MV Neland on June 18, 2017 at 12:10am — 8 Comments

Sessions caught in more Trump/Russia related lies less than 24 hours after giving public testimony in which he claimed "Don't Recall" amnesia.

Oh...lookey there! More forgotten Russians...Or at least a lobbyist or two.

The trouble with telling boldface lies during sworn public testimony is that other people are inclined to take them seriously and wanna correct the record to…


Added by MV Neland on June 15, 2017 at 4:58pm — 5 Comments

Russian voter disruption strategies piggyback on our ugliest election suppression tolerance in the US

Link to report:

My rant:  Why are the estimated 3,000,000 largely African American and Latino American suppressed voters NOT completely considered as possible evidence of Russian tampering with the election, and therefore unworthy of INTEL scrutiny, now that…


Added by MV Neland on June 13, 2017 at 7:47pm — 5 Comments

NSA election hacking leak. Smoking gun? No There there? Evidence if you can see it?

Just wanted to point out for those watching the NSA leaked voter hacking story. This misinformed or woefully ill informed or just plain obtuse journalist just claimed in wonder that the Russians, by hacking into the voter registration system where they could easily have removed voters names, so when voters went to vote, they wouldn't be able to, was a chance the Russians seemingly passed up since no one was…


Added by MV Neland on June 5, 2017 at 7:14pm — 6 Comments

Racially motivated gerrymandering losing in North Carolina

Important ruling. Overturns an earlier Supreme Court mistake that conflated racial motivations to suppress black votes as merely political play to a more rational and legal standard that declares that politically…


Added by MV Neland on May 22, 2017 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Repost of Ryan/McCarty transcript. A must read imho.

This transcript of Ryan's June 2016 full acknowledgement of Putin's interference and propaganda campaign in Ukraine, Europe, and the US 2016 election, including the DNC hack…


Added by MV Neland on May 18, 2017 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

Another rumor comes home to roost, this one about Paul Ryan in this WaPo repost

Excerpt of Paul Ryan, yep, that Paul Ryan at a GOP meet-up last June - 'The situation was difficult,' Ryan said. Groysman, he said, had told him that Russian-backed forces were…


Added by MV Neland on May 17, 2017 at 6:55pm — No Comments

SCOTUS stumbles onto the side of voter fairness...for this case at least.

North Carolina's illegal voter suppression law was struck down b/c as the appeals court  judge said - "It targeted black voters with almost surgical precision..."  The US Supreme…


Added by MV Neland on May 16, 2017 at 2:54am — 3 Comments

If Democrats and Liberals cannot grasp this...

...and there is every indication that we do not, looking at the Democratic leadership, then I believe all our other efforts to protect our imperfect democracy will fail.

Added by MV Neland on May 15, 2017 at 12:30am — 16 Comments

Want good affordable health care? Hire more nurses

Want good affordable health care? Hire more nurses

By M V Neland

Image courtesy of WerbeFabrik at

May 6th is National Nurses Day and it's a good time to remember nurses as our congress debates, or doesn't, what to do about health care costs. Whatever opinions you hold about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as…


Added by MV Neland on May 6, 2017 at 1:47am — 6 Comments


Pen for Hire ( Bathos, Pathos)

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 19, 2019 at 11:23am 3 Comments

Always Out Front.... Anyway

Posted by Robert B. James on June 19, 2019 at 8:34am 1 Comment

One Flew Under Radar

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

Tolerance and Bigots

Posted by alsoknownas on June 18, 2019 at 2:20pm 6 Comments

Where Jaws was Filmed

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 18, 2019 at 11:19am 3 Comments

I’m Not A Buddhist

Posted by Robert B. James on June 18, 2019 at 7:42am 5 Comments

2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

Posted by Ron Powell on June 18, 2019 at 2:30am 9 Comments

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