Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member


marym625's Journal
marym625's Journal
November 24, 2015

From African Americans For Bernie Facebook page


Looks like #BlackBerners don't just #FeelTheBern, they're passing it around!

#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016
November 23, 2015

We're getting money out of politics

Watch for the upcoming feature on TYT
November 23, 2015

Americans Take Action - we'll be featured on TYT

We're doing something that's never been done in the State of California and this is just the first state we'll do it in.

We are getting a proposition on the ballot using "A Small Act of Democracy" Besides getting a proposition on the ballot with unpaid canvassers, powered completely by unpaid volunteers, we're launching the video,

People can print their own petitions at home and mail them in to our State Director, Alison Hartson. Alison is also a brand new DUer (please play nice)

The California FREE Act, Fair Reform for Equality in Elections, makes it legal to have publicly funded elections in the State of California.

If you are in California, please go to[blockquotecaFREEact] and sign our petition. Bring some to your Thanksgiving gathering and get everyone to sign. Volunteer with us on the site Volunteer

If you have friends or family in California, please tell them about this Small Act for Democracy and send them the link above.

We're helping Bernie Sanders get money out of politics at the state level. Please join our campaign, wherever you are by clicking here Wolf-Pac and click on your state.

November 21, 2015

Who is going to the NorCal Climate Mobilization march and rally tomorrow?

I'll be there, getting money out of elections in California. I'll be working with Americans Take Action to get the California FREE Act on the ballot.



There are rallies all over the world this weekend. We're going to also be honoring the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. The big Paris rally next week has been canceled because of those attacks so we're standing with them.

If you're in California, please come. If you are anywhere else, please find the rally closest to you and join in.

The head of the Americans Take Action, Alison Hartson, who is also a brand new DUer, will be there as well. She will rally the troops at the rally.

Please give her a warm welcome here. Hey, she is a friend of Cenk's so you know she's awesome!


November 18, 2015

a few posts in GDP need some love

Here's a couple



There are more if you look around

#FeelTheBern #Bernie2016

November 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton Goes Bush League

By William Rivers Pitt

Just a shade over 24 hours after 129 people were slaughtered in Paris by terrorists, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the debate stage in Iowa and utterly disgraced herself in a way that would have been shocking were it not so utterly mundane a phenomenon in modern US politics. One of her opponents, Bernie Sanders, tagged her with the millions of dollars in campaign contributions she has received from the very Wall Street financial firms that burned down the US economy some years ago. Sanders essentially said those firms expect a return on their investment, and he was exactly right.

Secretary Clinton bristled. "Wait a minute," she replied, "he has basically used his answer to impugn my integrity. Let's be frank here." Rather than be frank, however, Clinton went completely sideways and claimed that she takes barrels of corrupt Wall Street cash because 9/11 happened, or something. I've been watching political debates of all kinds since God wore short pants, and this ranked right up there with the most vile, disingenuous, sneaky, low-road slippery debate statements I have ever heard.

To wit:

You know, not only do I have hundreds of thousands of donors, most of them small, I am very proud that for the first time a majority of my donors are women, 60 percent. So I - I represented New York. And I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild. That was good for New York. It was good for the economy. And it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country.

So, let me get this straight. Because Clinton has a lot of women who donate to her campaign, and because two airliners obliterated the World Trade Center in an attack that had people jumping to their deaths out of 100-story windows on live television, her acceptance of millions in dirty money has something to do with being good for the economy, and because it is a "rebuke" to the terrorists.


On a peaceful sunny day, invoking 9/11 as a means of misdirecting a legitimate critique of the company she keeps, and of the expectations those friends have for the checks they write, would be grossly inappropriate. When she dropped that line, Parisians were still hosing blood off the sidewalks, sweeping up the broken glass and trying to identify the dead. The people in the US she seeks to represent - most specifically New Yorkers, who were shaken by the Paris attack and whom she invoked so passionately - were used by her to score some debate points. Her invocation of 9/11 was not some verbal oops; it was a deliberate waving of the bloody shirt at a time when the nation and the world were still reeling from the events of the day before.

A number of commentators have compared Secretary Clinton's 9/11 debate comment to the 2008 campaign tactics of Rudy Giuliani, who 9/11 couldn't go 9/11 to the men's room 9/11 without 9/11 invoking 9/11 9/11 like a verbal hiccup 9/11. That tactic worked about as well as the wax wings Icarus used when he flew too close to the sun. It was grotesque then, and is grotesque now, but doing so on the doorstep of a massacre puts Clinton into a whole other category.

In baseball, when a player pulls some punk move - headhunting with a fastball, cleat-spiking during a slide, failing to run out a pop fly - the game has a universal retort: "That's bush league." Bush league is precisely where candidate Clinton has parked herself ... and that's "Bush" with a capital "B."

This is What It All Means:

Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney and the rest of that noxious cabal used the false intelligence provided by Chalabi to intimidate and terrify the nation into war, fulfilling a conquest dream they had been cuddling since Nixon was chased from office. They, by way of a useful fool named George W. Bush and with the full compliance of the media, deliberately employed the September 11 attacks against the US people as a means of getting their war, and the financial/political payday it came to be. It was a crime, as-yet unpunished, and Hillary Clinton voted for it.

That she would pivot a question about her questionable campaign financing into a self-serving harangue about 9/11, one day after the Paris catastrophe, is an act of verbal violence beyond moral repair. Know this: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest created ISIS, which I shall henceforth refer to as Daesh, by way of that war. They got their war by using 9/11 against their own people at a time when those people were feeling most vulnerable. People are feeling vulnerable again after Paris, and Hillary Clinton used 9/11 one scant day after the bloodletting to get Bernie Sanders off her back, and to lay a brick to the topic, because she does not like talking about her friends in low places.

People who will say anything to win office are truly frightening, and truly dangerous. Welcome to the Bush league, candidate Clinton. You just graduated.

Truth Out

Oops. I goofed on the excerpt thing. Fixed

November 14, 2015

It's time to prosecute those responsible for the war in Iraq

Executive order or not, this must not go unpunished. If there is no way around the executive order, for instance using evidence discovered since it was written, then the executive order itself must be attacked to get past it. Why is an executive order allowed to use for illegal acts that break ever single piece of legislation, treaty, etc that addresses war? We have an obligation to our troops, their families, the Iraqi people, the troops in other countries, the U.N. and the world to prosecute these bastards.

I will not stop talking about this. I will continue to bring it up in every conversation I can. While campaigning for Bernie Sanders, while collecting signatures for the CAFreeAct, while standing on the corner shouting support for Planned Parenthood, I will make it part of the conversation.

We attacked, a first strike, against a country that did us no harm. Shock and Awe, bombing innocent people into oblivion. Children scarred, burned, mutilated, murdered by the United States of America. For what? Control of oil. For money.

Planned in the dark rooms of the Bush white house. Planned for well over a year to lie to the citizens of the country he fought dirty to run. Planned using classified emails and memos to foreign leaders to lie to their people, their citizens, their soldiers. Planned with malice. Planned with no emotion, no thought to the millions of innocent people they knew would suffer. Planned with not an iota of compassion for the hundreds of thousands they knew would die.

Planned to include the "collateral damage" of young men and women from the country they swore to serve and protect, men and women that wanted only to save our country from what they believed to be a threat. Our own children, wives, husbands, parents, murdered by the scum of the earth. Over 5000 of our own, sent to die by the warmongering, money hungry devil that is George W. Bush.

And the U.S. main stream media remains silent. The silence is deafening. The silence shouts out, "we're bought and paid for."

The last lines of the song, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, is what I pledge to do my best to make sure it will never happen here again.

"They're rolling out the guns again, but they'll not take my sons again. No they'll not take my sons again, Johnny I'm swearing to ye"

Not in my name.

Arrest, try and convict Bush, Cheney, Powell,Wolfowitz, Rice and anyone else that conspired for that wretched, illegal war.


Profile Information

Name: Mary Mathieu
Gender: Female
Hometown: Chicago
Member since: Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:25 PM
Number of posts: 17,997

About marym625

Find us over at JackpineRadicals.org

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»marym625's Journal