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#No Bill No Break
Author: Raine    Date: 06/23/2016 13:24:58

I was up until the wee hours in the morning watching a glorious and wonderful thing happening in the House of Representatives... and yesterday, it once again felt like the people's house.

We went to the Capitol last evening for a few hours and as we were leaving, more people were showing up.

Yesterday the GOP not only lost control of the House, but they lost control of the message. I don't know how the genie gets put back in the bottle after this. They shut the cameras off and yet - there was Periscope and FB live. They tried to disrupt the WiFi to no avail. I believe we have reached a breaking point.

Speaker Ryan called the sit-In a publicity stunt. The thing is - it's a good one. As Representative John Lewis said its #GoodTrouble.

Let's compare and contrast publicity for a moment:




Today, again, I am very proud to call myself a Democrat.

When I woke up, I turned C-SPAN on, and they are still occupying the House.



Raine

16 comments (Latest Comment: 06/23/2016 19:12:02 by TriSec)
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Comment by TriSec on 06/23/2016 13:18:13
"May you live in interesting times"

Comment by BobR on 06/23/2016 13:44:32
We probably should have stayed a little later, but the speakers were very difficult to hear. Still - it was neat that House reps would come out and say a few words to us, then go back in.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/23/2016 13:46:11
Morning

So proud this morning!

Comment by Raine on 06/23/2016 13:50:53
Comment by TriSec on 06/23/2016 13:52:01
Elizabeth Warren and Katherine Clark. 'Nuff said.

The late Senator Kennedy may have been present there last night, too.

Comment by BobR on 06/23/2016 13:52:52
What's irritating me this morning is seeing posts from erstwhile liberals wondering "where were they on bombing Libya" or "why suddenly now? - oh yeah... it's election season".

I hate the "it's never enough" progressives. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/23/2016 14:32:06
Good morning, bloggers!!!

Despite some rough weather last night, I am in good shape here.

If someone finds the courage to take a stand, I think the best response is to say thanks before commenting on the past.


Comment by Scoopster on 06/23/2016 15:46:14
Mornin' all!

Paging Rep. Ellison....
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r589/duadmin/13495627_10153662845112060_144098446596629126_o_zpsgnujx3kz.jpg


Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/23/2016 16:01:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

Paging Rep. Ellison....
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r589/duadmin/13495627_10153662845112060_144098446596629126_o_zpsgnujx3kz.jpg


I think that he listened!!!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/23/2016 16:27:53
SCOTUS ruled on President Obama's immigration plan.

I fear that nothing will be done about immigration and many other major issues after the election.

Comment by Raine on 06/23/2016 17:07:49
Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/23/2016 17:10:17
Quote by Raine:
The sit in has ended For Now.

For now.



Alan Grayson is on with Thom Hartmann.

Comment by TriSec on 06/23/2016 17:32:45
Check the book of face. Please share.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/23/2016 17:48:52
Quote by TriSec:
Check the book of face. Please share.


Shared.

I am busy applying to out of the Chicago/Northwest Indiana teaching jobs today. I heard back from a principal (a rare thing) and did not get a maternity leave sub job. It was a rare thing to get the acknowledgment that the position has been filled.

Is it me or is courtesy a rare thing for job seekers to find anymore?


Comment by livingonli on 06/23/2016 18:50:22
And don't forget, Today is the Brexit vote in the UK which if they vote yes could have a big effect on the future of the EU. BBC World News will have full coverage tonight of course.

Comment by TriSec on 06/23/2016 19:12:02
Trisec is wondering what combination of narcotics, NSAIDs and antibiotics might cause his liver to detonate?