Are you as sickened, outraged, frustrated, worried, and as determined to effect change as I've been since November? Feeling a little helpless, a lot exhausted, discouraged, at a total loss? Want to let your elected officials know exactly how you're feeling, offer them a suggestion or twelve whenever you get the urge? Wondering how to use your voice effectively? Ever wish you could make even the tiniest difference without so much as getting out of bed? Yeah, me too. There are so many ways one can be pro-active, even if you're physically or financially unable to participate in ways you [...]
Today's Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter: So we are now charged with babysitting the president? You must be kidding me. (“Let's normalize Trump,” Opinion, March 14) Normalizing President Trump will only enable him and his administration to enact their agenda and destroy our country. Have we not seen this with the totally inept first travel ban and the horrendous healthcare bill, which will enrich the top earners and strip millions of insurance coverage? Dan McLaughlin’s statement, “Some of the ways he’s not normal are good: He has open contempt for the swamp of D.C.,” [...]
It's Thursday, so Howie Klein was with us. Before the show, he joked on Twitter No, I'm not going to discuss the $1.6 billion bribe to Trump on @nicolesandler's show today-- unless she forces the issue. https://t.co/8GpW6hAEgS — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) February 2, 2017 When I asked him about that, his mood changed as he explained that he received a threatening phone call telling him to take down that post. The call came from an unknown person, to his unlisted number. These are scary times. But as Howie reminded us, last week, 35% of Americans said they already wanted to [...]
Today's "What's News?" underscores our need for adult sex education!
Geeking out over Elizabeth Warren again. Plus the Senator knows how to lay out the truth in a Mark Twainish manner. Everything to love. From the New York Times. Senator Elizabeth Warren Tells Trump: ‘Nasty Women Vote’ By MATT FLEGENHEIMER In introducing Hillary Clinton, the senator said, “We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes” against Donald Trump. 'Well behaved women rarely make history' is one of the all-time shining common wisdom phrases that culturally scored and stuck. Every time I see some prime Warren barnstorming on the [...]
(via www.cartoonistgroup.com) When I opened my Los Angeles Times today, I spotted a letter written by someone I knew when I was a teeny tiny kid. He grew up to be awfully smart, as you'll see below. Trump has made much of how "voter fraud" (which is virtually non-existent) will hand the ("rigged!!!") presidential election over to Hillary because... everyone, but everyone, is conspiring against Don-Don. Everyone. In the whole wide world. (Reality check: Voter suppression is a much bigger problem than voter fraud.) As so many do, my very informed, very cool childhood friend set the Ignoramus in Chief straight. Here [...]
The best six minutes of news on the 'net. Today, it's the Why Can't We Vote for Michelle edition
As the airing of the first presidential debate approached, many of us were feeling a little queasy. What if Trump managed to check his lunacy just long enough-- 90 minutes-- to convince more voters that he was competent enough to hold the most powerful office there is? What if Hillary Clinton blew it, losing even more ground to a sub-human wrecking ball? Thankfully, that didn't happen. Thankfully, Donald Trump was as repugnantly and recklessly Trumpy as always. Donald failed miserably, and everything I've read, seen, and heard confirmed that. I searched and searched for the video in which Howard Fineman echoed what he [...]
I'm still under the weather, so keeping it short today. Lawrence O'Donnell has been doing one must-watch show after another these days. So, watch, enjoy, and share: For months, Lawrence O'Donnell has been waiting for the Trump campaign to be asked one very simple question about his taxes. It finally happened and the Trump campaign manager was stunned.
Twitter lost its mind yesterday, in part because the political news media lost theirs, as you can see if you take a few minutes to watch the segment below from The Last Word. I spent hours batting away Trump trolls and even fellow Democrats who came up with every conspiracy theory you can imagine (and some you can't) about Hillary Clinton's health. I'm not a huge fan of some of Hillary's policies, but I'll be damned if I'll entertain such idiocy. "Idiocy?" you ask. Yes, idiocy. Here's one example of a message I got from someone I ended up unfollowing [...]