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Happy Birthday, Senator McCain...on what would have been his 82nd Birthday.....



Thank you for you service to this great country! 🇺🇸

Best meme of the day!

Only in America....🇺🇸



*note, there are no blue stripes on the American flag.....

One thing nice about Trump's White House is how polite they are!



You can walk down the halls and everyone says "Pardon me".

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan 10-3-1954/8-27-1990 🎸

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s August 27, 1990 death is an event that calls to mind that war of feelings in the face of such a tremendous and sudden loss. Just 35 years old, Stevie overcame poverty to beating a near fatal addiction to drugs and alcohol, riding into the most stable and successful part of his life on the wings of a glowing career. And suddenly, just like that, he was gone.

The family that made a difference.....💓



I miss them every single day....

Mollie Tibbetts family weighs in.....powerful!

No.

No, no and no.

Especially for those of you who did not know her in life, you do not get to usurp Mollie and her legacy for your racist, false narrative now that she is no longer with us. We hereby reclaim our Mollie.

Mollie was a young, intelligent, caring woman with a ready smile and a compassionate heart. So many across the state of Iowa and the entire country embraced her, and us, as we all searched and hoped for her safe return. It was not to be. Mollie was killed, and a man has been arrested and charged with her murder. Yes, that man is an immigrant to this country, with uncertainty as to his legal status. But it matters not. He could have been a citizen, born in this country; he could have been an older, white man from anywhere; he could have been a man from Mollie’s world. He is a man, whose path in life crossed that of Mollie’s life, with tragic results. He is a man who felt entitled to impose himself on Mollie’s life, without consequence. He is a man who, because of his sense of male entitlement, refused to allow Mollie the right to reject his advances – the right to her own autonomy. Mollie was murdered because a man denied her right to say no.

Our national discussion needs to be about the violence committed in our society, mostly by men, as seen by these grim statistics from the FBI:
• 89.5% of murders are committed by men.
• 98.9% of forcible rapes are committed by men.
• 80% of violence against families and children is committed by men.
• 85% of intimate partner violence is committed by men.

We must be willing to address the way we raise our boys and young men, so that violence is not a part of their response to this world. Like the recent murders of the Colorado family or the similarly tragic homicide of Kate Steinle, Mollie’s death is further example of the toxic masculinity that exists in our society.

Mollie’s murder is truly tragic and horrifically painful for all of us who knew and loved her, the extinguishing of a treasured spirit much too soon. It is not your right to exacerbate this grievous act by hijacking Mollie and all she believed with your racist fear-mongering. You do not get to use her murder to inaccurately promote your “permanently separated” hyperbole. You do not have permission to callously use this tragedy to demonize an entire population for the acts of one man.

No. We reclaim our Mollie.

**Written by Mollie Tibbetts' mother, Sandi Tibbetts Murphy, and posted on Facebook yesterday.

https://www.facebook.com/1583523803/posts/10214879319368195/
https://www.facebook.com/100013284091496/posts/524382918014507/

Animal crackers are finally free!



But children in cages are not.....

GOTV!!!!!!

Joe Kennedy III for the win today!


"I was struck last night by a comment that I heard made by Speaker Ryan, where he called this repeal bill 'an act of mercy.' With all due respect to our speaker, he and I must have read different Scripture…The one I read calls on us to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless, and to comfort the sick. It reminds us that we are judged not by how we treat the powerful, but by how we care for the least among us. There is no mercy in a system that makes health care a luxury. There is no mercy in a country that turns their back on those most in need of protection: the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the suffering. There is no mercy in a cold shoulder to the mentally ill. This is not an act of mercy. It is an act of malice."



GOTV!!!!!

This cannot be stressed enough!



GOTV!!!!!!
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