I’ve got to share my latest email from the indomitable Greg Palast! Why? Because, we absolutely cannot forget the latest heinous instances of douchery by the GOP loving would-be thieves of democracy and the American way! The books at the GregPalast.com site are well worth the price, so I encourage you to check them out.
Ohio – Wrong Ballots for Black Voters
Investigation Uncovers Thousands at Risk of Ballot Loss
A special report by Greg Palast for Democracy Now!
I never thought I’d ever get an email from Nancy Pelosi firstname.lastname@example.org, so this is kind of nice. Enjoy!
I wanted to say thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
Republicans had promised to make double-digit gains. Instead, we picked up at least 7 seats and were able to roll back the Tea Party wave.
Next week we will welcome a new Democratic Caucus where — for the first time in Congressional history — the majority will be women and minorities. We expect to have 61 women, 43 African Americans, 27 Hispanics, 10 Asian Americans and 6 LGBT Americans in our Caucus. Continue reading →
President Obama has another shot at leading us, Whipsaw Willard will hopefully retire from public life, Donald Trump will get his meds stabilized, and we will all get solar panels and hybrid cars!!! Whoa. Sorry, got carried away for a moment.
Even though the election excitement is almost over, we can still enjoy the afterglow, and emails I receive from one of my more progressive correspondents. Sharing this message from Matt Segal at OurTime seemed very appropriate right now, however, I don’t know if I qualify as a young voter anymore at almost forty years of age. But hey, let’s just go with it shall we?
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.
You may want to take a look at this email I received from Chris Bowers at Daily Kos, kids. It contains some unsettling news, and makes me wonder what the international community thinks about the tactics used by Republican and Democratic parties during this election year.
Republican attempts to reduce voter turnout in minority neighborhoods are so widespread that, at the request of American civil rights groups, international monitors will oversee our elections: Continue reading →
The hits in the War on Women just keep on coming, so much misinformation and flat out misogyny in the men who are vying to win office in our country right now!! I’ve been seeing this chart all over the internet, and so thought I should share this email with you, kids, for educational purposes. Enjoy!
Cecelia, Republicans have introduced so many new types of rape recently—legitimate rape, honest rape, emergency rape, forcible rape, gift-from-God rape—that it’s getting difficult to keep track of them all. Continue reading →
We don’t often talk about the Republican candidate for president’s Mexican roots, do we? Mitt Romney, potentially the next president of the United States, has family roots in Mexico. Well, here is a piece on the place where his father, George Romney was born. The reporter who wrote the article linked below, actually visited the Mormon colonies where the Romney family fled from so long ago, a rural frontier where thousands of Mormons still live, and balance loyalty between America and Mexico. Read more: The Romneys’ Mexican History | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine.