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A Civil 4th
Author: BobR    Date: 07/05/2018 15:38:04

A few days ago, right-wing nutjob propagandist Alex Jones made the bold (and absurd) proclamation that the "leftists" were going to start a new "Civil War" on the 4th of July. Like all of his nonsense it was based in nothing and of course had zero truth to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpQDqq1iQrw

Just like religious nutjobs predicting the end of the world, the day has come and gone, and nothing of the sort transpired. I am sure that Jones is patting himself on the back and thinking (and likely saying) that by getting the message out there, he helped prevent it.

Modern-day liberals, however, are not the ones stockpiling guns and talking about "2nd Amendment remedies" - that's the right-wing. We on the left use the Constitution, governance, and legislative brilliance to (slowly) make our country more progressive. We've been stuck on the side of the road for a while due to Republican control of Congress, and now tRump is methodically (sort of) undoing everything President Obama did when forced to work around Congress (but still within the law). We know the pen is mightier than the sword.

Of course, the left tends to be smarter and wittier than the right, and made wonderful fun of this paranoid stupidity

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36676476_10216626066780168_5128707833558204416_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=285ad510fd2aedd32cd2bcbe427e5ff3&oe=5BA80E57

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36598139_10156574488588054_1575161466053459968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=23426f2fc3cc5012186a4d0dd1176079&oe=5BE75561







There are plenty more out there. Paste your favorites in the comments!
 

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Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 13:23:30
Morning

tRump and staff aren't preparing for Dems to take over

So I saw this, this morning. Am I over worrying that they are fixing the election? Its like they know something.

Comment by TriSec on 07/05/2018 14:03:01
Well, since I drive over the Longfellow Bridge 3-4 times a day with a view of the Esplanade and the Hatch Shell, I get to play a snippet from the 1812 Overture multiple times during my daily tours.

Except, I hate our 'stock' sound bite. Who knew, for example, how difficult it would be to come up with a 20-30 second bite that encapsulates a known melody, cannons, and bells from the piece?

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2018 15:00:58
Good morning, bloggers!!!

I hope that everyone is well.

I spent a few hours at my sister's yesterday. Now, it is back to the job hunt.

As for Trump, I fear that he cannot even contemplate the possibility of losing Congress.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 15:05:13
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

tRump and staff aren't preparing for Dems to take over

So I saw this, this morning. Am I over worrying that they are fixing the election? Its like they know something.
They cannot steal the election if we tirn out in large numbers.


Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 15:06:13
OH my god, he really did 'you kids get off my lawn!'


"Congress must pass smart, fast and reasonable Immigration Laws now. Law Enforcement at the Border is doing a great job, but the laws they are forced to work with are insane," Trump tweeted. "When people, with or without children, enter our Country, they must be told to leave without our Country being forced to endure a long and costly trial. Tell the people 'OUT,' and they must leave, just as they would if they were standing on your front lawn. Hiring thousands of “judges” does not work and is not acceptable - only Country in the World that does this!"


Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 15:11:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

tRump and staff aren't preparing for Dems to take over

So I saw this, this morning. Am I over worrying that they are fixing the election? Its like they know something.
They cannot steal the election if we tirn out in large numbers.



Again, I don't want to be a wet blanket downer - I worry is all. But yes, there has to be overwhelming turn out. Really am so thankful VA went to paper, even if I have to sit on baby chairs to fill it out.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2018 15:35:55
Quote by Raine:
OH my god, he really did 'you kids get off my lawn!'


"Congress must pass smart, fast and reasonable Immigration Laws now. Law Enforcement at the Border is doing a great job, but the laws they are forced to work with are insane," Trump tweeted. "When people, with or without children, enter our Country, they must be told to leave without our Country being forced to endure a long and costly trial. Tell the people 'OUT,' and they must leave, just as they would if they were standing on your front lawn. Hiring thousands of “judges” does not work and is not acceptable - only Country in the World that does this!"


I might have to talk to some of my Facebook friends in Europe. However, I recall that asylum seekers go through a lengthy process.

Trump seems to either not care or do not understand (or both) that the rule of law must apply to all.

Comment by BobR on 07/05/2018 15:49:42
BLOG IS UPDATED WITH A REAL BLOG - PLEASE REFRESH

Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2018 16:24:00
Quote by BobR:
BLOG IS UPDATED WITH A REAL BLOG - PLEASE REFRESH

It's up as a separate blog.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 16:52:29
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by BobR:
BLOG IS UPDATED WITH A REAL BLOG - PLEASE REFRESH

It's up as a separate blog.

I'll fix it.

Comment by TriSec on 07/05/2018 17:14:33
Speaking of Immigration, I trust we all read the Declaration yesterday?

Just to refresh, here's what Thomas Jefferson had to say about a previous tyrannical ruler of These United States. (Colonies)


He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.


Is it just me, or do we seem to take further steps down that "Ignore History / Doomed to Repeat" path every week?



Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 17:18:42
Ed Schultz has died.

Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 17:19:09
Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 17:33:12
Quote by wickedpam:
Ed Schulttz Dies at 64

Holy crap
I'm really shocked about this.


Comment by TriSec on 07/05/2018 17:39:25
Quote by Raine:
I'm really shocked about this.



I saw that. "Natural causes?"

In other dictatorships, those are often 9mm "natural causes". There is something more to this.



Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 17:43:23
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
I'm really shocked about this.



I saw that. "Natural causes?"

In other dictatorships, those are often 9mm "natural causes". There is something more to this.




You think suicide? Or something nefarious?

Depression feels like its an all time high these days though.

Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2018 18:19:44
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
I'm really shocked about this.



I saw that. "Natural causes?"

In other dictatorships, those are often 9mm "natural causes". There is something more to this.




You think suicide? Or something nefarious?

Depression feels like its an all time high these days though.

I wonder how much selling his soul to RT contributed to it?

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 18:30:10
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
I'm really shocked about this.



I saw that. "Natural causes?"

In other dictatorships, those are often 9mm "natural causes". There is something more to this.




You think suicide? Or something nefarious?

Depression feels like its an all time high these days though.

I wonder how much selling his soul to RT contributed to it?


Joe (TUTN) said
I remember years ago when he was on SiriusXM Progressive Talk him talking about some heart problems he was having but turned out ok at the time.


I'm sure his turn to RT and his shunning by many people didn;t help on a stress level POV.



Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 18:58:00
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Raine:
I'm really shocked about this.



I saw that. "Natural causes?"

In other dictatorships, those are often 9mm "natural causes". There is something more to this.




You think suicide? Or something nefarious?

Depression feels like its an all time high these days though.

I wonder how much selling his soul to RT contributed to it?


Joe (TUTN) said
I remember years ago when he was on SiriusXM Progressive Talk him talking about some heart problems he was having but turned out ok at the time.


I'm sure his turn to RT and his shunning by many people didn;t help on a stress level POV.



oh man, I feel for his family.


Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2018 19:08:10
I am sorry to hear that Ed Schultz died.

I feel sorry for his family. I feel sorry for his former producer, James Holmes, whom I interacted with a few times.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2018 19:33:53
Wish me luck, East Coast friends!!!

I am applying to a few things in and around Boston. I am waiting on running an errand while we have some strong storms.

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 19:44:51
Pruitt is gone!


Comment by livingonli on 07/05/2018 19:57:38
And James Woods was dropped by his agent yesterday..

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/05/2018 19:58:07
Quote by Raine:
Pruitt is gone!


Here is CNN's report:


EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals
Jeremy Diamond 2017
By Jeremy Diamond and Eli Watkins, CNN

Updated 3:51 PM ET, Thu July 5, 2018

(CNN)Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday.

"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump tweeted. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this."

Pruitt's resignation follows months during which the EPA administrator has been embroiled in one ethics controversy after the next.

Trump said on Twitter that Pruitt's recently-Senate confirmed deputy Andrew Wheeler will on Monday assume the duties of acting administrator of the EPA.


Comment by wickedpam on 07/05/2018 19:59:14
Quote by livingonli:
And James Woods was dropped by his agent yesterday..



It was patriotic

Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 22:40:01
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by livingonli:
And James Woods was dropped by his agent yesterday..



It was patriotic





Comment by Raine on 07/05/2018 22:41:20
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Wish me luck, East Coast friends!!!

I am applying to a few things in and around Boston. I am waiting on running an errand while we have some strong storms.

get it Will!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/06/2018 00:24:37
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Wish me luck, East Coast friends!!!

I am applying to a few things in and around Boston. I am waiting on running an errand while we have some strong storms.

get it Will!



I am confident something will turn up. My rabbi, who is an educator, said I should be in much better shape than last year.