‘Something weird happened with the NRA in 2016’: Maddow says their ‘money just doesn’t make sense’

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Orrin Hatch’s embarrassingly bad defense of Donald Trump – CNNPolitics

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The Republicans, like Hatch, were pretty, absolutist when Clinton was accused of his affair with Lewinsky, demanding he be removed over a blowjob. But when a Republican as President has fun with a porn star, it’s “eh, no biggie, he’s doing our job for us.”

Opinion | The G.O.P. Goes Full Authoritarian – The New York Times

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This is the editorial by Paul Krugman, about the authoritarian tendencies of the Republican party, the party of patriots, the party of “plain ordinary Americans” as opposed to the “elitist” liberal Democrats. In spite of their claims to popular support, the Republicans have resorted to gerrymandering districts to keep their people in legislative office; passed laws that prevent demographic groups, like minorities and college students, they know won’t vote for them from voting; and tried to bully people out of the idea of voting when the day comes. They don’t give a damn about the people they supposedly represent.

But, I still seek sunlight through the clouds. People are rising up and not taking it any more, which is what the Republicans and their corporate paymaster hope they do. We have the rather extreme example of the”yellow vest” movement in France, where people are rioting against economic policies favoring corporations and the wealthy. (Macron, a lot smarter and smoother than trump, still has the same economic policies.) Does that give us any hope, or ideas? It’s not hopeless, the fight goes on, and we the people shall win.

Texas Republicans will meet with anti-Muslim leader before vote to eject party official for being Muslim | Alternet

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Proof positive that racism and religious bigotry rule the Republican party, and that it has to go the way of the Whigs, the Federalists, and the dodo.

Upcoming, December 1, 2018

Tomorrow, December 2, I will attend the show Traveling Wares, a market where craftspeople sell their hand-crafted products, like jewelry and soaps, from 2-7:00 PM, at Dirty Frank’s on 13th and Pine streets in Philadelphia. There I will have for sale copies of my anthology, All Of The Above, and the two poetry volumes Mutterings and Out Of The Box.

On Monday, December 3, I will read my poetry at the open mic program Community Drafts, held at Lucky 13 Pub, 1820 South 13th Street in South Philadelphia, starting at 8:00 PM.  I will have my books for sale there also, and others will perform stand-up comedy and music.

On Wednesday, December 5, I will be at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia, for the meeting of the progressive group Philly for Change.

Resolutions For New Year’s 2019

I continue my custom of New Year’s resolutions:

I will continue to conduct myself with self-love, self-esteem,and self-respect, thinking more positively about my life and my abilities, and remembering the positive elements of my life.

I will continue my activism in my social and political causes.

I will continue to be loyal and faithful to Jewish religion and history, Torah, Kabbalah, Israel, etc.

I will continue to develop my art and business as a writer, attending classes, readings,  and workshops.

I will continue my education, with classes, seminars, libraries, galleries, etc.

I will continue such spiritual practices as Torah study, meditation, affirmations, etc.