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Pushing back the darkness by kindling the minds of my fellow man with science outreach.

A few weeks later and my first Great Red Spot

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francopoli  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Depression and men

    The staff mocked me for crying.

Your state has a medical ethics board. Google that shit, report those mother fuckers. Blatantly unprofessional behavior, and against the oath they had to take to get their licenses.

Use the fight to replace depression with anger, use that anger to do something to leave a better situation in your wake. Use that movement forward as your first step out of the hole you are in. Journey of a thousand miles beginning with a single step and shit.

That is not a photoshop. The people you talk about write checks and write stories for Fox News and you will never see them congregate in public.

    It has partnered with Lena Dunham.

Lena Dunham... this person. Did some more digging into IMZY and it looks like they are trying to become a left-wing Free Republic with a lot of TMZ/Entertainment Weekly and Silicon Valley Venture Capital Culture mixed in. Places like this have their function, but there is a reason I don't go there.

Ellison is the wrong guy to put in charge. He seems like a decent enough guy with all the progressive boxes checked off. But he has never lead a national organization like the DNC. He has never had to raise funds to fight in the various Redneckistans out there. He is a guy who likes to hang out on the coasts and liberal enclaves and not in places like Arkansas, central Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas etc. And the reality is that as a Muslim with ties to the Nation of Islam, that is going to be a distraction and talking point for the next two years. The other thing about Ellison, that I think will hurt the DNC, is that he is an active Congressman. He's going to have two full time jobs at hand; instead of putting someone in charge at the DNC who can focus 300% on the rebuilding job. And also speaking as a realist, Ellison is going to have a lot of Obama baggage that is going to be brought up every time he speaks. And right now, Obama needs to step aside from the limelight and instead work on donors and cash flows while letting the party people step up and fight.

Sanders supports Ellison, so does Warren. I'm a Deaniac at heart and want him in charge again, but I am not going to get that. I just hope that Ellison is the right choice and he kicks ass.

I was a part of Dean's Shellacking in '06. They need Dean back in charge, but the big money people don't like him. The DNC got a Democrat elected Senator in Montana in that year. MONTANA. Can they do it again? They better find a way.

Maybe it is me being cranky from a headache and lack of sleep, but these pictures piss me off. They should fill me with hope, but they don't. Where the FUCK were all these people 6 months ago when Bernie was being shafted? Where were all these people in October when Hillary was starting to waver? Where were all these people in November when voter turnout was at a 20 year low? we got a fuckwit here in Kentucky because voter turn out was 25% when he got elected. Low voter turnout gives you shitheels like Trump. So, where were all these people?

Mark my words. Over the next six months the Trump people and the Republican Congress are going to do some regressive vile shit. And people are going to throw their hands up and say "hey man I marched back in January!" And then sit on facebook and twitter and bitch, but not make calls, not go to the local ACA rally etc.

I'm having a deep crisis of self over this shit. The ACLU announced it is going to focus its efforts on reproductive health issues over the next four years. This is what they have done for the last 30 and we have all but lost the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth not to mention that the Seventh and Eighth Amendments might as well not exist because most people don't know or care what they are. The First Amendment is still hanging in there, but it is starting to look like Swiss cheese. Reproductive rights are important, and they should be fought for (why are we still fighting this shit again?) but if you don't have a right to privacy or speech what good with that do you? I give the ACLU a decent amount of money every month. Been doing that since I could afford to. After the last donor call where they called and asked me what I wanted them to focus on, I said "end the war on drugs." I was told that was not in the mission statement. the kid on the other end of the phone call was polite, but I felt like I was being taken advantage of for a paycheck and they did not really give a fat flying fuck about what I want out of the organization.

I'm going to sit on this and let it noodle in my head, but realistically my payment in February is probably going to be my last. That money is going to go to the EFF instead.

Sorry for the rant, did not mean to hijack your thread.

IMZY is a website and they are coloured by that bubble. As I explained before they are comparing the website of the Obama Administration and the Trump Administration and making the story about the contents of the website, not the policy differences between to the two men's outlooks.

I may be too far in the weeds here and I may be trying to split hay.

To be a bit pedantic here...

    On Jan 20, they took down SOME of the WhiteHouse.gov web site. That included all the pages listed.

Whitehouse.gov at 11:59AM was all about the Obama Administration. At 12:00PM it became the website of the Trump Administration. The entire whitehouse.gov website was changed. Art, images, layout etc all changed. The Obama stuff was archived as prescribed by US law. The Trump people had a few months to provide the whitehouse.gov admins the data to populate the website. The results are what went live at noon.

    The Trump team had NOTHING to put in those places on the web site.

BING-FUCKING-OH. This is the story. Not that the stuff is gone, but the WHY it is gone. Trump flat out does not believe in climate change. He also does not give a shit about all the hippy garbage like education, civil rights, healthcare, etc. THAT is the story. I did a wander through the mainstream media (shudder) and the story was about the web site, not the WHY

Four years (please let it only be four years) of this shit. At least I got my Passport.

    I'm really having a hard time sifting through how much spin is on the news and the reason it's there.

We know from all the Wikileaks drops that the US media went all-in on Hillary getting elected. My hope is that they channel that corruption/anger/oversight(?) into watching the new administration much better than they watched Obama.

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