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      CNN projects that Doug Jones won the Senate Seat for Alabama!!! Voters simply decided that the Moore candidate went too far (accusations) in molesting and abusing children.

      3 winners and 2 losers in the Alabama Senate race

      It’s a shocking upset that puts the Senate in play for 2018.

      For the first time since 1992, a Democrat has won a US Senate election in Alabama.

      It’s a stunning reversal in one of the reddest states in the union, made possible not so much by the strength of the Democratic candidate but by the astonishing weakness of the Republican nominee. A glib commentator might conclude that all the election shows is that a Democrat can win a federal election in Alabama if his opponent has been fired from the state Supreme Court twice for misconduct and faces multiple credible accusations of preying on teenage girls.

      But while the circumstances are peculiar, the consequences are immense. Doug Jones’s election to the Senate weakens Republicans’ already tenuous grip on that body, throwing passage of a Republican tax bill into doubt and making a Democratic takeover in the 2018 midterms look more like a real possibility.

      https://www.vox.com/2017/12/12/16766516/alabama-se...

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      Trump Slams Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand In Suggestive Tweet

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          He's doing it again! The man knows no shame.

          WASHINGTON — A day after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for President Donald Trump’s resignation in the wake of renewed sexual misconduct allegations, he fired back at her, claiming that she was once “begging” him for campaign contributions and that she “would do anything for them.”

          He wrote, “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”

          A number of Trump’s critics immediately found his tweet itself a form of harassment and took it as suggestive innuendo about a female. Mika Brzezinski said on “Morning Joe” that its was “derogatory and disgusting.”

          http://variety.com/2017/politics/news/trump-kirsten-gillibrand-tweet-1202637342/

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          The Season Is Less Than Delightful, The Trump Administration Is Frightful

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              So here we are, in the fading days of 2017 with a terrible year behind us, and the potential of nuclear holocaust upon us just in time for the holiday season. (Cue Weird Al)


              Of course not everyone of the Treacherous Trump family of supporters has received everything they desire, for there are still ethnic, non-white minorities residing in America.

              But give it time, for Despotic Donald's puppeteers are just warming up. They are still gathering their forces, especially those in Alabama who prefer Statutory Rapists to those who prosecute people responsible for murdering children at prayer (Doug Jones, the Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama, made his name as a U.S. attorney in the late 1990s when he successfully prosecuted two members of the Ku Klux Klan for the notorious 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four black girls. The two men were convicted in cases that drew national attention; Bobby Frank Cherry died in prison 2004; Thomas Blanton remains incarcerated on a life sentence. - Washington Post, 22 November 2017).


              For those still waiting for their X'mas Stockings to be filled with the promised coal - that might take a lot longer than they were told. Not to worry, though, Trumpa Claus is still making his lists and checking them twice - when he remembers. Or he is not on the golf course. Or attempting to turn the Middle East into a giant glowing ember, filled with the victims of religious sectarian violence conducted by only the holiest of the followers of - insert name of deity here.

              Now the little people that the current White House Olifascists throw their scraps to - some of them even documented workers! - have good reason to be grateful, for their lot in life has improved dramatically. The money they are making employed in their home nation allows them to eat (And for the Olifascists to continue to make money off the misery of other people - especially those living in poverty right here in the USA).

              Which is what Orrin Hatch wants: Healthcare for children in America, but then again, perhaps not as much as he used to. As the Republican Billionaire Benefit Bill winds its merry way through the US Congress and Senate, Senator Hatch blamed the inability to fund CHIP (a program he personally has always supported) on freeloaders. "I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger and expect the federal government to do everything."

              Like some of the lobbyists and PACs that are always helping themselves: Sen. Orrin Hatch, a former LDS bishop who does not drink, has taken money from wine, beer and liquor groups - and tobacco pays him well, too. Even the gaming establishments of Vegas are fans of Hatch. I guess that old Mormon upbringing just did not stick.

              One has to wonder if Utah Senator Hatch is truly in the company he seeks: People who support the preying on of women by men in power; White Nationalists; all those who make their living by generating the vehicles of self-destruction and let us not forget: the farthest right religious Zealots that believe LDS members are heretics.


              Perhaps the good Senator believes in the Easter Bunny, too.

              GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

              #resist #indivisible

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              The Mueller Investigation Is In Mortal Danger

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                  http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/the-m...

                  It's truly chilling to see the right, powered by Fox News (state propaganda,) turn on the F.B.I. and Mueller, who is a decorated Republican that is well-respected by both parties.

                  The party which once heralded itself as the party of "law and order" is perfectly fine throwing the F.B.I. under the bus, because of the fact that their investigation into Trump is red-hot and closer to home than ever before.

                  I think Trump will fire Mueller at some point, or at least try to. I don't have any faith in the GOP for providing the necessary (and once thought of as certain) backlash to provide any corrective action. They will once again let Trump get away with what was once thought of as impossible to overcome.


                  We have to take to the streets and shut the country down if and when it happens.

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                      The future is coming. In a few years most, if not all, cars will be electric. About then gas stations start to close as they cannot make a profit on reduced business. That is what will fuel the demand for more electric vehicles.

                      I expect you will be able to get gas for your antique car for some time - at a high price and at few locations. Much like obtaining blacksmith services today.

                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp...

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                          Food for thought. The premise;

                          White women have a history of betraying their sisters. The 2016 election was no exception. According to exit polls, 53% of white women in America voted for Donald Trump. The pattern of white women choosing white men over women of color underscores some of the more insidious machinations of patriarchy and the racism ingrained in the feminist movement. White women’s modus operandi for gaining power—economic, political, and otherwise—is simple: acquire power from those who have it. And those who have historically have had it are white men. This has resulted in white women’s historic abandonment of their black and brown sisters, as well as their more heinous adoption of white supremacist rhetoric to advance their own status.

                          https://qz.com/835567/election-2016-white-women-voted-for-donald-trump-in-2016-because-they-still-believe-white-men-are-their-saviors/

                          White women need education, empathy, and a collective consciousness. In the minds of the 53% of white women who supported Trump, what makes them think that a sexist, racist white man will change the system and upend “the establishment”? This contradictory logic highlights a toxic cocktail of cognitive dissonance, internalized misogyny, and not-so-subtle racism that continues to impede women’s political and economic progress. This isn’t ideology; this is about ending the oppression of all women and eradicating the structures that prevent women from controlling their bodies and their lives.

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                          SENATORS ARE CALLING ON TRUMP TO RESIGN FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

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                              Democratic Congress members are in the minority, but they keep putting pressure on Trump and Moore just the same. I hope the public is doing so as well.

                              A number of Senators have called on Trump to step down due to sex abuse scandals and Trump's own bragging about doing them, but of course to no avail.

                              58 Democratic members of the House of Reprsentatives voted to impeach the Tangerine Menace, but that is not nearly enough to do the job.

                              Everyone of us should be sending letters, post cards and emails to the WH calling for Trump to step aside. I already have.

                              A number of Democratic Senators who have called for the president to step aside in the wake of Franken's resignation, citing the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump as well as the president's own boasts about grabbing women without their permission.

                              • Sen. Bernie Sanders [also] said President Donald Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
                              • Several Senate Democrats have called for the president to resign in recent days, though they have stopped short of calling for his impeachment.
                              • They spoke up after Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota resigned over his own sexual harassment accusations.
                              • In an interview with Vice News last week, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey suggested that the president should follow Franken's example and step down.
                              • Jeff Merkley of Oregon similarly called on Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore and the president to step aside, pointing to the allegations of harassment against both men.
                              • 58 Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump this week.

                              https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/12/10/bernie...

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                                  What is interesting is that Alabama gets back $3.25 for every dollar it pays in federal taxes. So where does all that money go? If that isn't bad enough, all those people suffering from poverty are soon going to see cuts in some of the aid they receive by our government.

                                  http://www.newsweek.com/alabama-un-poverty-environ...

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                                  This Video Will Blow Your Mind

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                                      Ignorance is alive and well in that state especially with some of these people. I had to join twitter so I could post this here. I hope I don't regret that.

                                      Justice Democrats is a nice site with familiar names running it. Check it out when you get a chance.

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                                      Message From A Black Man

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                                          During the civil rights movement Malcolm X was a radical black man. He was a "Black Muslim". A member of the Nation of Islam. The Malcolm of the pre-Civil Rights Act period was much like Minister Farrakhan is today. While MLK promoted non-violent resistance, Malcolm promoted racial equality by any means necessary.

                                          Republicans today like to promote the notion that it was the Democratic Party that has always supported slavery, racial discrimination and the KKK, and that the Republican Party is the party of Lincoln, who led the fight to abolish slavery. Well, Republicans of today are PARTIALLY right.

                                          Where they are wrong is the use of the word, "always". During my sixty-five years on planet Earth, I have learned that very few things are "always" true.

                                          After signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Lyndon Johnson predicted that the Democratic Party would lose the south for a generation. Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the political south was solidly Democrat and white. But the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 98 years after the first civil rights act, the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

                                          History tells us that the United States of America was built on two primary principles, religion and racism. The first English colonists came to the new world seeking the freedom to practice religion in a manner that was not controlled by the government. Freedom of religion was why the Constitution established a wall of separation between the church and the state. Ironically, some people today, seek to tear that wall down, while seeking to erect a physical wall to keep some people out of this country.

                                          The other principle upon which the United States of America was founded is not mentioned in the Constitution. In fact the Constitution promotes the complete opposite of the other principle upon which the United States was founded. Malcolm X is remembered for saying in one speech that black people didn't land on Pymouth Rock, but the rock was landed on us.

                                          In the speech below, Malcolm explains the difference between the politics of the majority of white people in the USA in the 1960s. Please don't get me wrong. A small minority of white people have promoted and indeed died to bring about racial equality throughout the history of this country. So I am not saying that all white people were racists, even in 1776. However, we cannot deny that the majority of white people in the USA have always been racists. There is that word, "always" again.

                                          Today, over 95% of black people identify as political liberals or progressives. In reality, black people, like every other ethnicity are composed of liberals and conservatives, but also like most minorities, black people are almost entirely political liberals. The majority of white people on the other hand, identify as conservatives. Other than a desire to preserve or conserve white privilege, I am not quite sure what the political term, "conservative" means, but they call it "small government conservative", I suppose in contrast to "big government conservative".

                                          In the speech below, Malcolm X explains his perception of the difference between white liberals and white conservatives in the 1960s. Malcolm is not in politics today, and he is not an activist. So when you listen to Malcolm's speeches, consider them in the context of life in the 1960s from the perspective of a black person. Also understand that as a "black Muslim" Malcolm X believed that all white people were devils, but before he was assassinated in 1968, as a Muslim, Malcolm had broken away from the Nation of Islam, and he believed that all humans are the same. Although Malcolm was probably right about white liberals in the 1960s. I think white liberals have evolved from where they were in the sixties to where today they seek equality for all people.

                                          The relevance of this speech is the current structure of the Republican Party and the unwillingness of black people to fully participate in the democratic process in spite of the struggle our ancestors endured to allow us the right to do so.

                                          I recently heard a pollster say that if 28% of blacks show up to vote in the special elections in Alabama on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, there is a good chance the Democrat, Doug Jones will win that senate seat. Since Doug Jones prosecuted a KKK member who bombed a church in Birmingham fifty years or so ago, one would think that is enough to persuade 100% of blacks to show up to vote on Tuesday. No one should have to entice black people to vote in this special election, or in any election for that matter, given the price that has been paid to allow us the right to vote.

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