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And, inspiring.. I may have to move soon.

Mahalo, Don~

Yes.. that's why he insults all the great people calling him out..

he knows they're right and hates them for it.

I stole BLOTUS from someone last night.. it's perfect. Thank you to whomever..

Bloviating Louse of the United States. Is what I came up with.

FYI.. louse


noun: louse; plural noun: lice; plural noun: louses

1. a small, wingless, parasitic insect that lives on the skin of mammals and birds.

Yes, Tom Perez has brilliant endorsements, mcar..

Tom Perez would make an excellent DNC Chair..

Tom Perez
✔ ‎@tomperez
Proud to be backed by United Farm Workers in the fight for the rights and dignity of every worker. More: http://www.ufw.org/_board.php?mode=view&b_code=news_press&b_no=19028&page=1&field=&key=&n=1213
9:10 AM - 20 Dec 2016
87 87 Retweets 133 133 likes

The UFCW, the UFW and the Fire-fighters union endorse Tom Perez for DNC chair!

"The Democratic Party is at a crossroads, and it needs leaders with strong progressive voices as well as unique skills and experiences to lead the party forward. While there are a number of very good candidates in the DNC chair race, Tom Perez offers the party what it so desperately needs – bold leadership and ideas, strong experience managing an organization at the state and federal level, and someone singularly focused on rebuilding the party across the country.

He understands the realities faced by hard-working families all across America who are desperate for a better life. Our members saw firsthand his passion and commitment to improving the lives of union workers as he joined with us to push for safer working conditions at poultry plants, and as he fiercely advocated in favor of the Overtime Rule. As Labor Secretary, he not only pushed for progressive reforms, he helped manage a multi-billion dollar agency with thousands of employees.
In light of the challenges the party faces, Secretary Perez has the experience and vision for the changes the DNC must make, and is the right leader who can make these changes happen. We enthusiastically support his candidacy."


More~ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/19/1612780/-The-UFCW-the-UFW-and-the-Fire-fighters-union-endorse-Tom-Perez-for-DNC-chair

Today it became known that the International Association of Firefighters, the main union representing American firefighters, has broken with the AFL- CIO and endorsed Tom Perez too:

"In a statement, Schaitberger praised Perez as a "a tireless advocate for civil and human rights" who can transcend what the union president called "a narrow focus on identity and cultural politics that alienated" some longtime Democrats from the party.

"Tom Perez is the person who has the right mix of personal background, progressive values, experience and total commitment to all workers, in all regions and states across the country," Schaitberger said. "To have Tom Perez as the Chair of one of our nation's two major political parties would be a significant victory for workers across America."


And, he's bi-lingual!

In the meantime Tom Perez is also getting important Latino support.

The Latino Victory Fund are supporting his bid for the DNC chair, and I would urge everyone to read an excellent article written by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto over at NBC Latino:

She argues that Tom Perez is exactly the man the DNC needs now, because he appeals to Latino voters and minority voters because of his past relentless fight for civil rights, but also because he has a great appeal/ connection to the white working class because of his work as Secretary of Labor.

For everyone not really familiar with Tom Perez accomplishments as Secretary of Labor, I would recommend this article describing who Tom Perez is, and what he did standing up for workers’ rights, the 15 dollar minimum wage and overtime protection:

Opinion: Tom Perez is What the DNC Needs Now


As Labor secretary, Perez has been knee-deep on these issues and has a running start on establishing real, sustainable ties with laboring Americans. And given the likelihood of the repeal of Obamacare, wages will take on a much more important meaning for working Americans.


Helping the DNC with its Latino problem isn't just about Perez being a Perez. As Labor secretary he has deep linkages to the bread and butter issues that matter to Hispanics on wages, employment opportunities and working conditions. But Perez also has extensive experience combating voter and civil rights violations through his work in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.

Then again, there is something to Perez being a Perez. With a Latino at the helm of the Democratic Party it will not be as easy for the growing constituency of Hispanic voters to be put on the back burner.

Much more~http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/opinion-tom-perez-what-dnc-needs-now-n697746

Tom Perez Announces Plan to Drastically Expand Voter Protections at the DNC

There's this too..

Tom Perez · January 10, 2017

With a Potential Dormant Civil Rights Division Under Jeff Sessions, Perez Proposes Comprehensive Effort to Expand Ballot Access, Increase Voter Registration, Fight Republican Voter Suppression Tactics

Perez's Plan Invests In State Parties To Go On Offense On Voting Rights

Today, Tom Perez, candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee, released his plan to establish a fully functioning office of voter empowerment to proactively expand ballot access, protect the right to vote, and combat Republican voter suppression efforts across the country.


Beautiful tweet to go with her goodbye pic..

Mahalo for this, pinboy!

Mahalo, Tom Perez! I like him for so many reasons.. this

is the latest.

Tom Perez: 'Treat Trump like Mitch McConnell treated Obama'

HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol 1h1 hour ago
DNC candidate Tom Perez: Treat Trump like Mitch McConnell treated Obama http://huff.to/2jyWazP

Labor Secretary Tom Perez suggested that Democrats should confront President-elect Donald Trump with the obstruction strategy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) employed against President Barack Obama.

“We can hit him between the eyes with a 2-by-4 and treat him like Mitch McConnell treated Barack Obama,” Perez told the audience at The Huffington Post’s live Democratic National Committee debate on Wednesday.

Perez cited Trump’s nomination of Andy Puzder for labor secretary, a “low-road employer,” as evidence that Trump was already betraying his promise to help workers.

McConnell famously said in 2010, when he was minority leader, that Republicans needed to deliberately block the president in the hopes of making him fail.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president,” McConnell said at the time.

read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-perez-trump-mitch-mcconnell-obama_us_58800586e4b00d44838cfff9?section=politics

Thank you, bigtree

poor assange & greenwald..

Jonathan Chait
✔ ‎@jonathanchait
Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald unite to dismiss Russian hacking story http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/glenn-greenwald-tucker-carlson-unite-to-dismiss-russian-hacking-allegations.html
12:15 PM - 29 Dec 2016
162 162 Retweets 181 181 likes

‘This is forensic! It’s indisputable’: Former CIA operative slams Trump for dismissing Russian hacks


Mahalo, bigtree, you too, very much so. Whew..

it has been 8 years now.. unbelievable!

We had it easy in the respect that the bottom line with Obama is love, kindness, courage, truth, compassion, intelligence, and strength of character.

Now.. whiplash.. we've entered The Twilight Zone with some maniac calling the shots

It has been so much better sharing the victories and defeats

Who made liar shit head tweet this?

Michelle Thanks us for Birthday Wishes!

The First Lady Verified account 
Thank you for the birthday wishes and for the greatest gift of all: the opportunity to serve as your First Lady. –mo

Cool, she had a birthday right before they leave the WH

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