When you want to make a difference and a blog like this is all you can think of.  FYI: This is my deaf dog Princess. She has nothing to do with this blog. I just like the picture.


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The Frightening Powers of a Corrupt President

In 1944, the Supreme Court upheld the internment of U.S. citizens and residents of Japanese descent during World War II in the case of Korematsu v. United States.

President Franklin Roosevelt had used the emergency powers of his office to order the imprisonments, something many see today as a shameful abuse of power.

Justice Robert Jackson wrote in his dissent that each emergency power “lies about like a loaded weapon, ready for the hand of any authority that can bring forward a plausible claim of an urgent need.”

Today similar powers remain at the president’s fingertips, including one as unfit as Donald Trump, the most corrupt, incompetent and evil president in history.

In a thought-provoking article in The Atlantic, Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, writes about the frightening options Trump could resort to as he faces possible consequences, such as impeachment, from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 election, or the prospect of losing a reelection bid in 2020.

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This is What Happens When a GOP Fox Watches the Hen House

A liar never wants you to ask too many questions.

A con man never wants us to know enough to figure out the con.

And so it is with today’s Republican Party, a group operating at an historic level of corruption and hoping we’ll be too uninformed to see past its misleading talking points; too disinterested to uncover its real motives; and, if we do figure it out, too lazy to do anything about it.

This is the United States under GOP rule, where we can take absolutely nothing at face value and assume every word from our politicians’ mouths is a lie until proven otherwise.

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Mueller’s Report Could Blow Up The Country; That Could Be a Good Thing

At first glance the media hype machine seems to have let us down yesterday.

But, look again.

The ballyhooed sentencing memo for Michael Flynn was filed, as expected, and the pundits were drooling at the thought of all kinds of new sensational information flowing from it.

In the hours leading up to its release MSNBC displayed a breaking news banner telling us that the paperwork was to be filed that day. Breaking news? Really? Can something scheduled weeks in advance be breaking news?

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The GOP Isn’t Going to Stop Playing Dirty

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.”  – Wendell Phillips, American abolitionist and liberal activist

A leopard doesn’t change his spots, and Congressional Republicans haven’t suddenly found integrity.

That’s something Democrats better not forget.

Hopefully the glow of the recent “Blue Wave” has dimmed and the back-slapping and self-congratulations have ended. That’s because the Republican Party has no interest it reversing its well-established practice of playing as dirty as it can get away with.

Snooze at your own risk Democrats, those bastards aren’t going to stop.

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Who Raised These Cowards?

The ultimate coward will hurt someone who can’t defend themselves.

That could take a number of forms: A man hurting a woman, a child or even an animal; a boss taking retribution on a subordinate; a government and political party stigmatizing and attacking an entire group of people due to some combination of hate and political gain.

So it’s easy to see that Donald “Big Baby”Trump, the most corrupt, incompetent and evil president in history, is without a doubt an ultimate coward in the way he’s handled the issue of immigration.

His latest actions at our southern border are just more proof. Sending active military personnel to fend off migrants – a number of them women and children – who have walked across Mexico to seek a better life and flee from the deadly situation in their countries; talking about using lethal force against these folks; having border agents throw tear gas at the crowd, an especially harmful alternative for the innocent children in the group.

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When Will ‘Life or Death’ Go From Cliche to Call for Action?

Let’s be clear about something up front.

This isn’t a call for violence. It’s not a demand for someone to be hurt or killed or for any kind of property damage.

This is just a discussion.

It’s a discussion about what do we do if or when we find ourselves right up against the point of no return. When we’re staring down into the abyss and the only option is to fight back or watch our once-proud country fall to its death, or at least the death of its institutions and value system.

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Just Say No to Beto for President in 2020

The saying goes that Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line.

That might very well be true because a lot of people on the Left fell in love with Beto O’Rourke during his spirited campaign to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

O’Rourke lost by just a few percentage points – quite an accomplishment for a Democrat in a statewide race in Texas. He ran a great campaign, and he deserves all the credit in the world for his efforts.

But what he doesn’t deserve is our vote for president in 2020.

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