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Le Taz Hot

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So, here's the latest ploy:

"You have be a registered Democrat in order to vote for Bernie in the primaries."

No. You have to check your state's rules and the Democratic party's rules within that state. California, for example, is an open primary state. It's how we sometimes end up with two Democrats or two Republicans on the ballot. When I went to the Bernie thing here weekend before last one of the local Party Faithfuls announced that, a) California has a closed primary (it doesn't) and b) if you want to vote for Bernie in the primaries you have to register as a Democrat (incorrect for California).

I bring this up because Bernie has to be able to, and can, win over moderate Republicans, Independents and yes, even teaklanners who will chafe at being forced to re-register. If it's a closed primary state it's a moot point but I'm saying be sure you know the primary rules in your state in order to give accurate information to people you're trying to win over.

A Letter from Bernie Sanders:

Dear ______ -

What transpired in Charleston, South Carolina, last night was not just a tragedy, it was an act of terror.

Nine of our fellow Americans were murdered while praying in a historic church because of the color of their skin. This senseless violence fills me with outrage, disgust, and a deep, deep sadness.

This hateful killing is a horrific reminder that, while we have made important progress in civil rights for all of our people, we are far from eradicating racism.

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one that has been attacked, burned, and rebuilt throughout its 200-year history. While their community mourns now, they will rebuild, and they will emerge stronger than before.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their congregation. But we can add our actions to our prayers. The families and the community that have been hurt so very badly by this brutality need our help. Let us stand with them in their time of mourning.

You can help by making a donation to the http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/ community today.

Thank you,

Bernie Sanders

Just got back from a Bernie get-together

in Central California. It was held at the Democratic Headquarters with mostly PDA people there. Not a Blue Dog in sight. They are organizing EARLY and they're talking about caravanning out to one of the early primary states like Nevada and working the Bernie campaign there. The early primary states are EVERYTHING in this rigged farce of a primary election so it's going to be essential for Bernie to do well there. If he can do well the 50-state-strategy is ready to go and he'll be viable to California (June) and beyond.

And, btw, thank you, reddred for the heads up. I hadn't even heard about this until he/she told me about it this morning.

Of course, I signed up to volunteer to do it all and am looking forward to again being able to work for a REAL candidate as I refuse to work/vote for some bobble head up there telling me I should, "Vote for me because I'm not as bad as the other guy."

I have pictures but I'm too tired to upload them at the moment. It's like 104 degrees out there and I'm flippin' hot!

It was fun hooking up with some local Bernie supporters. Bernie bounce!

ETA: There were probably only about 30 to 40 people there but this is the conservative Central Valley, it was 104 flippin' degrees and this was very last minute so all in all it was a very good turn out. I'm more excited about WHO showed up and that was the activists. There's the core of your grass roots right there.

Can I just say

how good it is to find there is a Berne Group? I need to bone up on All Things Bernie before next year as I plan on doing a LOT of canvassing and fundraisers and house parties. Goddess help me I may actually have to become a Democrat again but only in order to use the local Democratic Party headquarters as a base of operations. They won't know what hit 'em. LOL!

OK, Bitches. I'm Back!

(As Skinner reaches for his Xanax.)

I've taken a break for 6 months, tried other sites and found out they were just as sucky as this one. Who knew? I'm goin' with the devil I know as opposed to the devil I don't.

So, Bernie Sanders declared. Yay! A REAL Democrat. And he's gaining the Big Mo!

And there's Hillary, hiding in her bunker keeping strangely silent about the TPP (except to say it is the "gold standard" of trade agreements while she was SOS). Such a leader! (Not!)

And for the people who gave me Valentine's hearts in February, thank you, my lovelies!

Hugs and kisses and let the flame wars begin!:

Any site that allows the word "cracker"

doesn't need me. Good luck to all.


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Came home from work and found my neighbor

mowing my lawn. Husband is down with the flu, I'm in the process of moving my 93-year old Great Aunt and I started back to work last week after being on Workers' Comp. for 4 months. Needless to say, the yard was getting a little ratty. He was mowing his yard and cleaning up the leaves in his own yard and he did our yard too. There is nothing better than great neighbors. I think he needs a nice homemade chocolate pie.

Money has First Amendment rights but

protesters do not, at least not without heavy military presence. This is a stark illustration of what is wrong with this country. Fundamental reforms need to be enacted or this country will not survive as a democracy.

Central Valley Residents:

There will be a protest at WalMart in Clovis, CA on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9:00 am. The following link has the details.


Please consider coming out and lending your voice.

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