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Ted Cruz just did a huge favor for Democrats


The Senate unexpectedly stayed in session for several hours on Saturday before voting on a bill to fund the government through next September (the "CRomnibus").

The Saturday session was forced late Friday night by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who are upset over the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration. They refused to allow Congress to go into recess without a vote on the constitutionality of Obama's actions.

The Senate voted down Cruz and Lee's motion on immigration — with several Republicans joining Democrats — before it passed the CRomnibus.

Because of the extra time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was able to move closer to votes on 24 Obama administration nominees — including nominees for Surgeon General, the head of the country's chief immigration enforcement agency, and twelve federal judgeships — who Republican senators have been blocking.
more at link. Explains why votes can start on Monday for the judicial nominees.

I really normally wouldn't post this at all, but I at least want to give this to Octafish

who may do with it whatever he wants. I am confident it is a big nothing-burger because it is from Newsmax, but I still wanted him to see.


Mafia Hit Man Confesses to Killing President Kennedy

Mafia hit man James Files says in interviews first aired nationally on Newsmax TV Thursday night that he worked along with major mob figures and fired the shot that killed Kennedy from the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

Friday, Nov. 22 marks the 51st anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination and Newsmax TV marked the occasion by airing the provocative premiere of the blockbuster documentary "I Killed JFK", featuring never-before-seen footage of Kennedy's confessed killer.

The documentary, produced by Hollywood’s Barry Katz, presents convincing forensic evidence supporting Files' contention that he, and not Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the fatal shot at America's 35th president.

"I squeezed off my round. I hit him and blew his head backward," Files said of the single shot he fired that fateful day

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.Newsmax.com/Newsfront/john-kennedy-assassination-confession-mafia/2014/11/20/id/608736/#ixzz3JgcQyhjp
Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!

Ok, I will grant one slight peace offering to the Bernie naysayers.

If (and it's a big if) Bernie Sanders isn't the Democratic candidate, and you actually want to keep me within the party, then right now the only name that comes to mind and hasn't been discussed and dismissed, that I know of, is Alan Grayson.

I'm thinking of poking a stick at Ted Cruz.

Wouldn't it be fun to call his office and let him know that the establishment is disrespecting him? Let him know that his junior high fantasy world is at risk. You know, just to stir him up.

Let's start the push now for single-payer.

Republicans are threatening repeal of Obamacare, and with help from SCOTUS they may get their wish. Why wait any longer? ACA is here for now, for better or worse. And it could get worse. So why are we waiting? Let's get on with:

-Single payer healthcare for all
-Higher minimum wages, and this time let us tie it to automatic increases.
-Demand accountability on issues like the Patriot Act, NSA surveillance, etc.
-Demand an audit of the Fed. I realize this is largely a right-wing, tea-bagger issue, but there is no reason we can't co-opt it.
-Demand investigations into the Great Depression of 2007-2008. (And that's how we should always refer to it. Place the blame squarely where it belongs. They have both houses, so hound them to investigate).

There are a million other things too, but I'm busy at the moment. What would you add? We need to PUSH like never before to get this ship right. We need to PUSH our party as much as we need to push the other one. Let's just get the agenda right out front. What say you? (as Billo the Clown says, LOL)

Is Bernie Sanders a Democrat yet?

Because, he might be our last ray of hope to wrest this party from its' lackadaisical, tepid response to Fascism and/or Oligarchy.

R.I.P., Elizabeth Warren ’16 fantasy: Why she’s really (probably) not running for president now
The liberal star will now be an official Senate Democratic message-maker. Here's why Hillary can breathe easier now


Papantonio: Get Ready For the Clinton Purge of Liberal Democrats

Can we bring back Dr. Dean now, please? nt

Posted by silvershadow | Thu Nov 6, 2014, 12:02 AM (3 replies)

Won't be on here much now. Too much prepping to do.

Either that or stick my head in the oven.
Posted by silvershadow | Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:39 PM (0 replies)

Vote Early. Vote Often. Let's get the dead people to vote.

Take the SilverShadow Challenge, 2014.

As I was thinking in the library earlier (where I do my best thinking), there is an oft-quoted phrase of Vote Early, Vote Often which I have heard over the years, always in a joking manner. If only there was a way I could do just that. Then I had a brainstorm. Early voting has already started here, as in most places. I am going to go vote later today, to get it out of the way and also avoid any crowds or any problems on election day. After that, I'm going to try to get at least one more vote per day until election day. If I get just one, that would be 7 or 8 more votes instead of just one.

How you ask? By shaking the bushes. I'm going to email, phone, and otherwise harass, cajole and/or threaten my friends into voting who might not otherwise. This is crunch time. Surely I can get just one single person each day to go ahead and vote. Heck, if I have to I will even come and drive them to the polls. If successful, I will vote 8 or 9 times instead of just one.

GOTV 2014!

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