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Correct me if I'm wrong

but aren't the Koch brothers Jews? How is it that Republicans get all excited about Soros, but never a peep about the Koch brothers. Not that the Koch brothers should be demonized if they're Jewish. No one should be. It's wrong. But it just points out the complete hypocracy of the GOP. They whine about Soros buying elections, but they sure love Koch money coming into their coffers. They whine about Soros being a globalist, but aren't the Koch Bros also globalists?

Don't listen or talk to them about the caravan or about immigration

Don't let them own the conversation. The caravan is a bogus bullshit no-threat. Change the conversation back to what we want to talk about. Talk about what they don't want to talk about -- healthcare, racism, Trump's hate-mongering, raising the minimum wage, gerry-mandering and voter-suppression, equal pay for women, banning assault weapons. Make the conversation about what's important to us, not them.

Let's take charge of the conversation -- and change it!

My FB and DU pages are full of post after post after post of Trump sucks, Trump is a dick, the latest Trump outrage, the latest RWNJ conspiracy theory, the latest RWNJ stupidity and lie, etc etc etc. And all the left ever seems to do is to react to the ugliness. And I have played along in this kabuki theater as well.

But it occurred to me that we have just as much power to control the memes and conversation as the Trumpsters and other RWNJs. People are depressed and anxious about the constant stream of ugliness that pours into our lives from all the hatred and bigotry. So starting today, I plan to post at least one post on FB and DU that is informative in a positive way, uplifting, and hopefully inspiring. Who wants to join me in this endeavor?

If you're feeling down in this dumps, watch this

Let's Get Together and Feel All Right

One Love | Playing for Change | Song Around the World

How stupid is the MAGA-bomber?

I haven't heard yet if they were real or fake bombs. At the very least, they were meant to be chilling intimidation. Which if you think about it is patently stupid and downright ridiculous. No amount of intimidation would ever silence the recipients. If anything, those bombs will make them more determined to resist Trumpism and his neo-Fascist follers. The sender obviously doesn't know very much about the history and record of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Maxine Waters. Barack Obama was, afterall, the guy who persistently and successfully got bin Laden. Hillary was the woman, who overcame an entrenched system that enabled disabled children to attend public schools. And Maxine Waters, well he sure picked the wrong black woman with that bomb. She is one fearsome black woman, who ain't afraid of nobody. I just hope the FBI catches this character before Joe Biden or De Niro get their hands on him. Oh my!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give some classic Maxine. How stupid was the jerk, who sent her a bomb?

Let's decorate the Donald J Trump Presidential Library !!!

Motto over the entrance door to the Trump Presidential Library

"There's no proof of anything."

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/10/24/trump-there-is-no-proof-of-anything/

I just don't get Exxon

Exxon makes billions and billions every year. I just don't get why they haven't invested heavily in solar panels, solar batteries, and other solar technologies. If you had been the Exxon CEO 10, 20 years ago, wouldn't you have invested in the R&D for solar technologies to get an edge up on an emerging technology and cornered the market, when the technology became cheap enough for working families and small business owners? That at least would have enabled a way to gracefully exit the oil business. Ditto for the coal industry.

I just don't get it.

On a brighter note

I'm getting excited about this election. How about you? Hey let's get happy thinking about when we win the house

Don't fall into indifference

The Dalai Lama commented that we should not let non-attachment fall into indifference. Indifference is a form of ignorance and confusion towards what needs to be attended to. That is, the suffering and obstacles that people face to keep themselves and their families afloat in a reasonable and healthy way. Republicans are, at best, indifferent to the needs of working people. At worst, they knowingly lie and obfuscate their agenda of raking in money for themselves at any cost, in any manner, including criminality.

This week is early voting, all week. If you are registered to vote, do not allow yourself to fall into indifference. Don't believe anyone, who tells you that all politicians are the same, and your vote doesn't matter. Your vote matters greatly. We are not powerless. Please go vote.

Shame on Morn Joe and give me a break

They brought Scarramucci on to explain why assholes like Trump. Mika said and asked, Trump's telling a lot of lies, and I don't think that's good for America. Do you think he's a good president? To which Scarramucci replied, In a lot of ways, he's a good president ...

at which point, I said, fuck this shit. I'm not listening ti this garbage and turned the sound off. Scarramucchi's whole thesis was that Trump assholes like Trump, because they feel forgotten and want him to take a wrecking ball to the country.

How sick is that? So basically, ReThuglicans have shipped good jobs overseas, refused to raise the minimum wage, closed factories, destroyed the unions, underfunded schools and infrastructure, made healthcare unobtainable, crashed the economy (several times) and --- did I leave anything out?

How sicko is that? We Dems had better wake up and GOTV out with very clear messaging.
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