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GOP Response to Florida Kids

Added by Rodney Roe on February 23, 2018 at 9:58am — 3 Comments

If Stories Were Morning Glories

I would not be concerned

what to wear toward

one big show

my re-buttoned 49 YO

Sargent Pepper epaulette*

*An ornamental shoulder piece on an item of clothing, especially on the coat or jacket of a military uniform

shirt

over my cool John Lennon Portrait T

my County Zoo green-billed cap

remembering Agnew

podium pounding

and how the black-haired

beauty and me

had to flee

mounted police

swinging sticks

nor awake…

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Added by J.P. Hart on February 23, 2018 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Trump Plan Gives Teachers Bonuses for Carrying Guns in Class

Trump Plan Gives Teachers Bonuses for Carrying Guns in Class:  President Donald Trump is reportedly proposing a plan that would award teachers with bonuses if they carry guns with them in class, which the President feels would be much cheaper than hiring armed security guards.  Hell, if its about saving money, why not just ship all our kids over to Afghanistan for school?  Teachers there are already armed - problem solved!…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 22, 2018 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Men In Robes



"How did it go with the altar boy?"



"Perfect! You could see the shame pouring over him."



"You preached the value of self-recrimination, I hope? That God never wants us to feel good about…

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Added by cheshyre on February 22, 2018 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

A question of influence...



Many market studies show that teens can exert a great deal of…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 22, 2018 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

1 Sentence : Legions of Good Guys and Gals

Of the legion of both farcical and horrid consequences, predictable and as yet not, clear as a bell, will ensue after he creates his classroom SWAT teams...think on this as a baseline: at his suggested 20% of our teaching corps, he will arm well…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on February 22, 2018 at 4:08pm — 8 Comments

mornin' share

this week has been hard.  I'm sick - getting better but today I am exhausted, there are some family things -  nothing major but when someone in my little family hurts, I hurt. 

and then there are The Children - I am touched by how hard they're fighting, how earnest and trusting in the system...it's inspiring, but depressing, you know?  why…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on February 22, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Another day, another barn

It's been snowing here in Washington. That's not unusual for points East of the Cascades, maybe, but here by the Puget Sound we are in a little bit of shock. Usually we are well into spring by now. 

This was the view from my kitchen window early this morning...pretty, huh?





Anyway it's a good day…

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Added by Rosigami on February 22, 2018 at 1:58pm — 15 Comments

Wayne LaPierre gives unhinged speech in wake of Parkland shooting

Added by Dicky Neely on February 22, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Free Floating Anxiety About the Future of our Children

It is easy to romanticize the past, both that past we knew and that we have only dreamt about. 

I’m reminded of Edward Arlington Robinson’s poem; Minever Cheevy"

“...Miniver mourned the ripe renown

   That made so many a name so fragrant;

He mourned Romance, now on the town,

   And Art, a vagrant...”

Not only do we romanticize the distant past, we misremember our own. 

Thinking about public school and school shootings, I remember my…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 22, 2018 at 5:54am — 15 Comments

Six Sentences: Boomers, in this New Moment



Perhaps the young ones will succeed, not on guns alone but on a range of critical social justice issues. I do hope so.

Still, while some are implying this is, as to the span of…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on February 21, 2018 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

A SMALL NOTE

TRUMP & THE KOCH NETWORK & NRA ~ THE WAR ON WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS CHILDREN

The presumption: the election…

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Added by mary gravitt on February 21, 2018 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments

THE RED FLAG ON IT'S WORST THAN YOU THINK HIDING IN THE BUDGET~ PART TWO

David Cay Johnston declares in It's Even Worst Than You Think (2018) that "there is no such thing as a 'free market,' mush as that term of art in economics is loosely bandied about all the time by politicians and journalists.  And no free market…

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Added by mary gravitt on February 21, 2018 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

A Brother From Another Mother

We all now know, beyond doubt that Dear Leader is an illiterate moron. With the brain of chicken, as Connie used to say when she did something silly. Orange Julius Caesar does nothing else. So, today brings us some stark contrast.

"How did you end up here, Marilynne? What happened? Was it libraries?"

In 2015, President Obama sought out the…

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Added by Robert Young on February 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

NRA has blood on its hands; Again!

Added by Dicky Neely on February 21, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments

The Power of Youth

Kosh has accused, actually pointed out accurately, that much of what I put down to words is mainly autobiographical, and, I admit I will not stoop often to citing sources anymore online, google it, better yet duckduck it.

What this old body with a brain that still feels the same anger as it did when they tried to draft me, or when Shrub the Lesser lied us into a war that has killed millions and destroyed decades of work in the Cradle of Civilization, can tell you is there is only ONE…

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Added by Maui Surfer on February 20, 2018 at 10:38pm — 54 Comments

New Dinosaurs Being Discovered in Record Numbers

New Dinosaurs Being Discovered in Record Numbers:  Scientists say the frequency of new dinosaur discoveries has spiked dramatically in the past twenty years or so - and many of those new finds are dramatically changing everything we had previously thought we knew about these…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 20, 2018 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

After Years of Protest and Street Violence, Nixon 'Surrenders' Right to Vote to Young People Between 18 and 20

That’s right!  'Tricky Dick', 'Richard, 'Law & Order', Nixon certified the 26th Amendment, in a ceremony reminiscent of the signing of a peace treaty following an armed conflict between nations, 3 years after the kids took it to the streets in Chicago, Detroit, and LA... Virtually all over the country...…

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Added by Ron Powell on February 20, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Archie Bunker Has the Final Solution

Added by Ron Powell on February 20, 2018 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

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GOP Response to Florida Kids

Posted by Rodney Roe on February 23, 2018 at 9:58am 3 Comments

If Stories Were Morning Glories

Posted by J.P. Hart on February 23, 2018 at 9:09am 1 Comment

Men In Robes

Posted by cheshyre on February 22, 2018 at 8:32pm 1 Comment

A question of influence...

Posted by Ron Powell on February 22, 2018 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

mornin' share

Posted by Foolish Monkey on February 22, 2018 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Another day, another barn

Posted by Rosigami on February 22, 2018 at 1:58pm 15 Comments

A SMALL NOTE

Posted by mary gravitt on February 21, 2018 at 1:32pm 5 Comments

A Brother From Another Mother

Posted by Robert Young on February 21, 2018 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

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