coldjoint
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 12:39 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
really interesting read imnsho

More one sided spam. Thank you very much.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 12:51 pm
@ehBeth,
I'm halfway convinced Beto would have won, were it not for Republicans rejecting so many new applications and the thousands of mail in votes locked away in a post office.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 12 Nov, 2018 07:35 am
Saw this on Twitter, just now

Throughout the election campaign of 2018, “resistance” Democrats promised that if they were to retake the House of Representatives, there would be hell to pay on the part of Republicans. But then, after they did just that, Nancy Pelosi, probably the speaker of the house under the new majority, pledged to work in a bipartisan fashion with the very same Republicans she claimed to deplore We know it’s all just kabuki theater but really?
maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 12 Nov, 2018 08:57 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Saw this on Twitter, just now

Throughout the election campaign of 2018, “resistance” Democrats promised that if they were to retake the House of Representatives, there would be hell to pay on the part of Republicans. But then, after they did just that, Nancy Pelosi, probably the speaker of the house under the new majority, pledged to work in a bipartisan fashion with the very same Republicans she claimed to deplore We know it’s all just kabuki theater but really?


You can't be serious with this BS can you?
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 12 Nov, 2018 09:20 am
@edgarblythe,
We'll see what happens, but it's boilerplate for the incoming leader to vow to work in a bipartisan way for the good of the country.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 09:41 am
2020 presidential candidate
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 12:14 pm
Putting this here for myself

Fred Infortunio
42 mins ·
More than 400 bills and 24 constitutional ammendments were filed yesterday in the TX Legislature for the 2019 session - as usual, there are critical issues being addressed, from voting rights to women's health. Unless someone has a better idea, the best way I can find to follow the progress of specific bills is through TLO - Texas Legislature Online. Here's my first list, tracking any bills affecting women's health and maternal issues. Now I can track their progress (and take action, if need be!).

To get started, create an account here:

https://capitol.texas.gov/MyTLO/Login/Login.aspx

You can see a list of activity here:
https://capitol.texas.gov/Reports/General.aspx

There you'll see a link for filed House bills:
https://capitol.texas.gov/Reports/Report.aspx

And a link for filed Senate bills:
https://capitol.texas.gov/Reports/Report.aspx

Some legislators are desperately hoping we're not paying attention - let's dash their hopes! And many legislators are desperately hoping we all start paying way more attention. Let's give them our support!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2018 03:15 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 05:09 pm
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 11:45 am
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
If you don't grasp the basis for Betomania, the reasons Beto O'Rourke got more Democratic votes in his campaign for US Senate than any Democrat in Texas history for any office, here's a post-election note Beto O'Rourke sent to supporters that will make you get it and that will help you understand why Beto is going to be heard from again--

Quote:
Amy is watching Last of the Mohicans in the other room with the kids. We started it last night after Ulysses’ basketball game. Pizza, carrots, Mohicans and then early to bed.

This morning, before everyone got up, I went on a run with Artemis and then made breakfast. Scones, German pancakes, bacon, eggs, and some bread that Jim and Christine brought by last night with butter and jam on it. Some coffee from beans that a friend in Austin sent to us last week. It’s not Whataburger, but...

After breakfast, we went on a hike in the Franklins with friends and dogs. Glorious morning in El Paso, crisp and clear, you can see for miles at the top of Crazy Cat.

Listening to the war cries and shots firing from the TV speaker in the other room, I’m smiling because we are all together again. Doing something -- just hanging out, just being around, just being -- that I haven’t done in almost two years.

Been to all the kids’ games over the last few days, made dinners at home, seen some friends and got to be outside, on the mountain and down at the river with Artemis.

I can hear Amy yelling in the other room “Don’t watch this part! Don’t watch it!”

And Henry saying “I’m watching it!” and laughing

Already miss the road. Miss our team and the volunteers we’d see in every city, every town. Miss the energy and smiles and joy that I found all over Texas. Miss the purpose, the goal. Miss being part of something so much bigger than me or my life. Organized for a common cause and end. We were all together, really together. Never felt anything like that.

While there is loss, I also feel intense gratitude, waves of it every day. How was I so lucky to be part of something so amazing?

I can close my eyes and see so many faces and smiles. Hear the laughing and the cheering. I can see us hopeful and connecting as we shook one another’s hand, looking at each other and nodding, knowing. All the stories that have been shared with me, all part of me. Every gift and kindness, every word of encouragement. Every bit of faith in what we had set ourselves to.

We were doing this for one another, doing this the right way, doing this for our country at what we all know to be a defining moment of truth.

The loss is bitter, and I don’t know that I’ve been able to fully understand it. I try not to ask what I could have done differently because I don’t know that there is an end to those questions or thoughts. There are a million different decisions I could have made, paths I could have taken, things I could have said or not said, said better or differently. I did my best, everyone did. For our democracy to work, for us to be able to continue to work together, it’s important to be at peace with the outcome.

But what remains is this: I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have had the chance to do this with you. To bring power and joy to politics. People instead of PACs. Communities instead of corporations. Polls and consultants left to the wind and hopefully to the past. To have the confidence to move with the courage of our convictions. To open our hearts to one another. To not allow our differences (of party, of geography, of race or anything else) to divide us. To not know how it would end but to know that we had to give it everything.

I don’t know how to fully make sense of what remains or to measure the impact we’ve had.

Certainly, we changed something in Texas and in our politics. At the very least our campaign reflected a change already underway in Texas that hadn’t yet been seen in statewide campaigns.

Future campaigns will be won, influenced by the one we built. Candidates will run who otherwise wouldn’t have. Some will take heart in knowing that you don’t have to accept PAC money, you don’t have to hire a pollster to know how you think or what you want to say. They will have seen in our campaign that there is real joy and power in being with people, all people. Republicans, Democrats, Independents. People who’ve never voted and never will. People who will vote for you, people who won’t. People who live in the forgotten neighborhoods of the biggest cities. People who live in small towns that no Senate candidate has been to in 70 years.

I am grateful that you gave me a chance to be part of this. I feel responsible to you, to our country, to my kids and to my conscience to make sure that we continue to find a way to respond to the urgency that we still feel. It didn’t go away Tuesday night. Our ability to convert hope and inspiration into action and change must not be wasted or kept to a candidate or campaign lest it dissipate and be rendered unusable at the most challenging time in our country’s history.

Just know that I want to be part of the best way forward for this country -- whatever way I can help in whatever form that takes. Know that I am honored to have run this campaign with you and that I want to continue to honor and be honest to what was powerful about it.

For the time being, I am going to focus on being a better dad to our kids who have not had much of one for the last 22 months.

Movie is over. Now going to Molly’s basketball game and then we’ll see what’s next.

Grateful to you for being a part of this, for giving me a chance to be a part of this.

See you down the road,

Beto
coldjoint
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 11:49 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
and that will help you understand why Beto is going to be heard from again--

Beto will be heard from because the MSM wants him heard from. That is how people like him stay in the news. His experience and policies do not matter, his name recognition and popularity is all that counts. He is an empty suit and a sycophant to people with designs to destroy our country from the inside.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 09:44 am
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-biggest-threat-to-free-speech-no-one-is-talking-about/

“The biggest issue of freedom of the press is not that Trump is mean to reporters, as he was with [CNN’s Jim Acosta and NPR’s Yamiche Alcindor last week],” he tells Robert Scheer. “The biggest freedom of the press issue is that Trump is working with Comcast and AT&T and Verizon to end net neutrality… Ownership of the media and the ownership of the internet, the fact that these big internet providers are [a] few giant companies that also produce content—it’s very, very dangerous.”
revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:02 am
@edgarblythe,
I agree about net neutrality, however in Jim Acosta's case it was a little more than being to him. Trump called on Acosta knowing the kinds of questions Acosta ask, yet, he supposedly got mad and had his press pass taken away. Trump was in a bad mood over the mid-terms results and deliberately engineered the whole situation. He should not be allowed to get away with his autocratic behavior. So far, he is not, Acosta had his press pass reinstated. If the courts are fair, Acosta should be able retain his press pass in any further court cases.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:11 am
@revelette1,
The court is already addressing the Acosta issue, while apparently ignoring net neutrality loss.
revelette1
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 10:17 am
@edgarblythe,
I agree with you, hopefully, with these new democrats in the house noise will be made where the issue will get attention. It seems that is what it takes for important issues to get attention. I don't know why the issue of net neutrality seems so abstract to a lot of people but it is. Also the issue of all media being bought up by just a few companies is a big issue, though to be honest, I don't know a lot about it.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 01:46 pm

That is not progress. That is indoctrination.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2018 01:47 pm

Again, planned brainwashing and group think.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2018 06:17 am
David Sirota

Verified account

@davidsirota
12h12 hours ago
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In America, our biggest corporate sectors include:

- Building weapons systems to kill people

- Selling health insurance & denying actual healthcare

- Extracting predatory rents

- Creating carbon emissions that threaten the survival of humanity

Nice economy we've built here.

revelette1
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2018 08:52 am
@edgarblythe,
I certainly agree with you edgar. The pollution is really bad, you can actually see the smoke when you drive by these energy companies, kids are getting asthma and sinus related issues a lot more. I just found out my youngest granddaughter (9) has scoliosis and we have to drive 125 miles for her first appointment with a pediatric orthopedic doctor on account of her insurance. I guess that is a problem for lack of doctors in KY and the way the government sets up medical insurance. Obamacare was a good first step, but this administration has done all it can do to sabotage it and plus it needed improvement and republicans and Trump won't do that. At this point I wish they would fix Obamacare and then work on getting universal health care for everyone.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2018 10:33 am
https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2018/11/Demo-socialism.png?resize=600%2C438&ssl=1
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