Dec 152017
 

I’m sure you all know that  The Republican Party has murdered Net Neutrality.  Yesterday Freya pointed me to a petition to urge Congress to override the decision, which they may do, but I have no realistic hope that the Republican Reich would consider, let alone pass such a measure.  Your ISP must tell you if they regulate any content, so read every word of the flood of fine print that’s coming.

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Like many other celebrities, late night hosts were not happy to learn that the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) voted down net neutrality rules, rescinding customer protections that inhibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down, blocking, or charging more for certain content…

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Stephen Colbert

 

Seth Meyers

 

Jimmy Kimmel

 

I fully believe we will get Net Neutrality back, but either the lawsuits being filed must win, or we have to take back Congress.

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Dec 132017
 

I’m expecting Store to Door to deliver my groceries in the next ninety minutes, so unless I finish writing before they get here, I’ll break to put them away and have lunch, when they do.  WWW is coming this evening to destink the TomCat.  For those of you, who have not been to yesterday’s comment, Nameless’ mother is in the hospital for congestive heart failure.  She is doing well,and he is on his way there.  Please keep her, him, and their family in your thoughts, prayers, or however you approach the infinite.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:14 (average 5:48).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (RWW Channel): RWW News: Alex Jones: Trump’s Accusers Aren’t Attractive Enough To Be Believed

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What Alex Jones knows about women would fit on the head of a pin with room to spare. RESIST!!

From Think Progress: Moments after calling the Alabama U.S. Senate race for Democrat Doug Jones, Fox News pondered what the defeat of Republican Roy Moore — a candidate who faced numerous credible sexual misconduct allegations — could mean for President Trump, who has himself been accused of assault by 14 women.

“Laura, to your point, I think that this is going to embolden Democrats to use this issue, specifically against this president,” host Bret Baier said, addressing Laura Ingraham’s commentary earlier in the show.

“Yeah… if they’re able to take out a Senate candidate in Alabama with these allegations, as lurid as they were, what does this mean for the umpteen number of Democrats who will inevitably come forward to urge the president to resign, the constant re-airing of the old allegations that were aired last October — October 2016 — and putting this pressure, Brit, all the way to 2018 midterm elections, the war on women redux,” Ingraham said. “I think we see this all the way through 2018.”

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What ugly propaganda! I think that after having to stay in hiding for decades, abused women are out of the closet and demanding to be heard. That will not stop. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Moments after his stunning defeat in Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election, the Republican candidate, Roy Moore, told reporters that he was planning to cheer himself up by “heading to the mall.”

“If people think they’ve seen the last of Roy Moore, they are sorely mistaken,” a visibly devastated Moore said. “I’m going to get back up, dust myself off, and head on over to the good ol’ Gadsden Mall.”

But Moore’s plans for a rejuvenating return to his former stomping grounds hit a snag upon his arrival at the mall, where he found an impromptu victory party for the Democrat, Doug Jones, in full swing.

Adding insult to injury, security guards who recognized Moore from his mall-prowling days nabbed the disgraced Republican and hurled him from the premises.

Dang Andy!! FOMCROTFPIMPLMAO! RESIST!!

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Stop SLAPP!

 Posted by at 12:45 pm  Politics
Dec 102017
 

SLAPP?  Until today I had no idea what that meant. Now that I do know, I’m very concerned about the way the Republican Reich’s corporate masters use SLAPP lawsuits to stifle dissent.  Fortunately, we have the Reich on the left, Robert Reich to explain it to us.

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Have you heard of SLAPP lawsuits? You soon will.

SLAPP stands for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.” It is a lawsuit brought by big corporations intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the overwhelming costs of a legal defense until they’re forced to abandon their criticism or opposition. And it may be the biggest threat to the resistance you’ve never heard of. 

Here’s an example: Resolute Forest Products, one of Canada’s largest logging and paper companies, has sued, in a U.S. court, environmental groups that have been campaigning to save Canada’s boreal forest…

Inserted from <Robert Reich>

Here’s the video.

For more information about SLAPP lawsuits, click here.

If you hear about a SLAPP, raise hell!

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Not Just a Pervert

 Posted by at 12:45 pm  Politics
Dec 092017
 

The Republican Party is trying to obtain a triumvirate of perverts to offend cooperatively across divisions in government.  In the White House, they have pussy grabber and piddle pervert, Donald Trump.  On the Supreme Court, they have sexual harassment and pubic hair specialist, Clarence Thomas.  And they hope to add pedophile Roy Moore to the Senate.  But Moore is not just a pervert.  There are several things that disqualify him.

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Much of the recent coverage surrounding Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has involved the numerous sexual abuse allegations waged against the twice-removed judge—and for good reason. There are currently nine allegations and nearly all of them involve underage women, one as young as 14.  Moore was banned from a local shopping mall for preying on young women; his behavior was well-known in the region.  All of these allegations are serious and they should immediately disqualify Moore from holding a Senate seat, but the reality is he should’ve never even been near the seat in the first place.

Roy Moore has been an unapologetic bigot for decades.  He’s a man known for his dangerously literal interpretation of the Bible, which he uses as a guide to discriminate and demonize large groups of people.  The following is just a small sampling of statements made by Moore that should’ve buried his political aspirations years ago.  Some of these are so undeniably insane that they are hard to believe, but I assure you, they are all real.  Click the hyperlinks.

He Said Muslims Should Not Be Allowed To Serve in Congress

In December, 2006, a month after Keith Ellison became the first Muslim elected to the United States congress, Roy Moore penned an op-ed entitled “Muslim Ellison Should Not Sit in Congress”.  The piece isn’t about Ellison as a person really at all, Moore’s position is that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress, period.  The vile piece includes such exclamatory gems as: “Can a true believer in the Islamic doctrine found in the Quran swear allegiance to our Constitution? Those who profess a sincere belief in Allah say ‘no!’” Though we have a separation of Church and state, Moore mentions God eight times in the short essay on congressional requirements.

He Compared the Koran to Hilter’s Mein Kampf

In the op-ed we just mentioned, Moore closes things out with quite the declaration.  He compares the Koran, the central religious text of Islam, to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf: “In 1943, we would never have allowed a member of Congress to take their oath on ‘Mein Kampf,’ or someone in the 1950s to swear allegiance to the ‘Communist Manifesto.’”

He Said America Was “Great” During Slavery

As the LA Times reported back in September, during a rally Moore was asked by an African American man in the audience when he thought America was last “great.”  Moore responded by saying, “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

EVEN. THOUGH. WE. HAD. SLAVERY… [emphasis added]

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The article lists ten items that disqualify Moore.  I have shared the first three.  Click through for the other seven.

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Dec 072017
 

It’s another sunny day, so once again, I’m fighting the difference between cold air and a hot radiating wall.  Sweating and chilling at the same time really tires me out.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:36 (average 5:07).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: As Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday that he would resign over sexual misconduct allegations, he also drew attention to the undeniable irony of his exit amid congressional Republicans’ continued allegiance to a self-professed assaulter and hearty embrace of a sexual predator.

I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota.

Franken did the right thing by his constituency and the thirty-some Democratic senators who called on him to resign left him little choice.

We need more women in government. A woman’s place is in the House!  And it is in the Senate! And for Elizabeth Warren, it is in the White House! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: In a new poll conducted on Wednesday, a sweeping majority of Americans said they support moving Donald J. Trump to Jerusalem.

The sixty-three per cent of survey respondents who approved relocating Trump to Jerusalem placed few conditions on such a move, other than that it take place “as soon as possible” and that it be “permanent.”

In other poll results, an overwhelming majority of respondents said that they would support relocating Trump to any number of other foreign destinations, including Russia, the Philippines, and “that station where scientists live at the South Pole.”

Andy, let him move to the origin of Ted Cruz: Uranus! RESIST!!

From TPM: Fresh off Project Veritas’ failed attempt to undermine the credibility of the Washington Post and other news outlets, the group’s leader, James O’Keefe, was honored as a “hero” Wednesday night by the conservative group United for Purpose.

O’Keefe accepted an “Impact Award” from Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.  [emphasis added]

Every pervert in the Supreme Court is one pervert too many. Impeach TEAbag Thomas for multiple conflicts of interest. RESIST!!

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This was the most devastating attack by a foreign power in US history, until Russia attacked us in November 2016.

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Pervert Endorses Pervert

 Posted by at 1:32 pm  Politics
Dec 042017
 

Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten is desperate to keep Jeff Flake’s Senate seat in Republican hands.  He’s so desperate that he’s willing  to confront comparisons like the one shown below in order keep the Republican agenda on track.  That is to transfer wealth from the poor and middle classes to the super-rich, and more important, to establish a permanent Republican Reich, a Nazi plutocracy in which elections exist for show only, because Republicans have predetermined the outcomes.

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Donald Trump on Monday threw his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

Trump tweeted early in the day that “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.

“We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”

Referring again to the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, Trump added: “Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more.”

It was Trump’s most full-throated endorsement yet of Moore, who has lost the backing of many top Republicans since the Washington Post first reported allegations of sexual misconduct with young women decades ago… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <The Guardian>

We have eight days to return Moore to the unemployment line.

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