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A Post Inspired by Koshersalaami: Olbermann and Maddow Discuss Class Warfare

This conversation took place 5 years ago:

It seems as though it might have taken place this morning.

Added by Ron Powell on December 16, 2017 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

Question for a Friday

One of the memes that Steve Bannon used while campaigning for Roy Moore was:

"They can't come down here (from Washington) and tell us/you what to do!

So here's my question for today:

Why is it that people who can't (don't or won't) think for themselves react the most vocally and the most  vehemently against being told what to do?

Added by Ron Powell on December 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Alabama, Moving the Needle



The editorial board of The Birmingham News has described Jones as a "moderate Democrat."[25] Former Alabama Democratic Party chair Giles Perkins described Jones as "a moderate, middle-of-the-road guy."[26] Describing his own views, Jones said that “If you look at the positions I've got on health care, if you look…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 13, 2017 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Question for a Tuesday

When is enough, enough?

Added by Ron Powell on December 12, 2017 at 9:09am — 12 Comments

Rachel Maddow Poses the Question of the Year

Although this video is slightly dated, it is the essence of the single most important question/issue of our time.

We are at the end of Trump’s first year in office and despite all that has been reported about him, his policies, plans, persona, and fitness, 35% of the voting public have been virtually unshakeable in their support of an individual who by all standards should never have been elected president and by current measure of political and social turns of events should be forced…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 11, 2017 at 12:50pm — 7 Comments

ROLL CALL!



No comment, no controversy...

No questions or answers...

No harm and no fouls...

Just checking on heads and or noses...

Just wondering,

Who's here?…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 6, 2017 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Mueller Subpeonas Duetch Bank:The Money Is At The Heart Of This Stuff...And There’s No Way Out


Have I been ahead of the curve on this stuff, or what?

Added by Ron Powell on December 5, 2017 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Question for a Tuesday

Should Trump recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

Added by Ron Powell on December 5, 2017 at 11:40am — 5 Comments

Now Playing...

Added by Ron Powell on December 5, 2017 at 8:03am — No Comments

Trump’s Instability

The Russians have led Trump to believe that he is a key player, a central figure, in their government sponsored network of international criminals.



His primary, if not sole, purpose now is to create diversion and distraction sufficient to draw attention away from the nefarious plots and schemes that revolve around the vast sums of money that Vladimir Putin and his coconspirators are stealing from the Russian prople.



The tactic is to cause a destabilization of the…

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Added by Ron Powell on December 2, 2017 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Re The Tax Reform Bill

While they're at it:



"Besides the crime which consists in violating the law, and varying from the right rule of reason, whereby a man so far becomes degenerate, and declares himself to quit the principles of human nature, and to be a noxious creature, there is commonly injury done to some person or other, and some other man receives damage by his transgression: in which case he who hath received any damage, has, besides the right of punishment common to him with other men, a… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on December 2, 2017 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

I told you so...The poorer you are, the more likely the GOP tax bill will increase your taxes...

Way back when,  I said that the first people Trump screws will be the people who made it possible for him to do so. 

The "forgotten and neglected" white working class people who supported and voted for Trump are now taking to the streets in protest of the tax legislation proposed by the GOP that will literally kill people if passed. ..

It's part of the calculus of the quid pro quo of racism in politics :…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 29, 2017 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

The Role of Media in a Democracy, Part 3: USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'

I  offer the following as an example of how a media organization and operation should discharge its
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Added by Ron Powell on November 28, 2017 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

The Role of Media in a Democracy, Part 2: Morning Joe's Discussion on Trump's Recent Attack on the Media

Although I would disagree with some aspects of this conversation,  it is very much on point and on message. Quite consistent with the intent and purpose of the post:

Added by Ron Powell on November 28, 2017 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Malia and Boyfriend at "The Game"

The Yale /Harvard football rivalry has been known in these parts as "THE Game" forever...

Barack and Michelle Obama's daughter is enjoying college life with a ... outside the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut,…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 27, 2017 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

The Role of Media in a Democracy

The media has shown itself to be woefully inadequate re its constitutionally protected role as watchdog and reporters of abuses of  authority and power, malfeasance re fiduciary respoonsiblities and obligations, and betrayals of the public's trust. .

In a word, the performance of the media to date has been 'shameful'.

Added by Ron Powell on November 26, 2017 at 10:48am — 16 Comments

The Washington Post, Fact Checker Analysis: Allegations of Sexual Wrongdoing Against Trunp

President Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct: The complete list…
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Added by Ron Powell on November 24, 2017 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

In the Matter of Judge Roy Moore, This Is Not A Defense

...But it is something to think about....



Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent to sexual activity  and/or sexual intercourse  ranges from 16 to 18 years old. In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.



 In Alabama, an individual 19 years old or older who has sexual contact with someone who is younger than 16 but older than 12 has committed sexual abuse.



Individuals aged 15 or younger in Alabama are…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

On the 28th of November, 1991....

Mary Powell passed away..

She was my mom...

It was Thanksgiving Day.

Added by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 2:30am — 15 Comments

MSNBC and the GOP Tax Plan

MSNBC Commentators discuss the GOP Tax Plan:

Added by Ron Powell on November 20, 2017 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Photo A Day - Day 4

Posted by lorianne on December 18, 2017 at 8:52am 3 Comments

So Sayeth the Sage

Posted by Tom Cordle on December 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 14 Comments

Big Opportunities Coming!

Posted by Phyllis on December 17, 2017 at 2:58pm 6 Comments

Writers Competition

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on December 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 25 Comments

who's next

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Christmas Again Baby

Posted by Doc Vega on December 17, 2017 at 4:40am 4 Comments

Photo A Day - Day 2

Posted by lorianne on December 16, 2017 at 10:16pm 10 Comments

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