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LeftInTX

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Gender: Female
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 8,746

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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In Memory of Sridevi!!!

Bollywood superstar who died of a sudden heart attack yesterday. She was only 54 and pictures her taken just hours before her death show her looking healthy as ever.

She's in green behind the little girl.


From the 1989 hit, Chandni

To the NRA, gun lobby and their congressional "friends"

Indivisible posts actions and scripts in response to Nunes Memo

Democrats should read their rebuttal memo into the congressional record. If Republicans are going to release the Nunes memo, we also need to see the Democrats’ rebuttal memo. The committee voted to suppress the Democratic memo, but there’s something the Democrats can do to make it public.

Any Member of Congress who has access to the Democratic memo, or can speak about its conclusions, should read it into the congressional record. The “Speech and Debate Clause” of the U.S. Constitution would protect that MoC from liability, even if the information is classified.

To be clear: this is a dramatic move. It’s the same thing that Senator Mike Gravel did in 1971 to disclose the “Pentagon Papers” - classified government documents that exposed the truth about the Vietnam War.

https://www.indivisible.org/resource/releasethememo-fake-scandal-designed-obstruct-justice/


Also if you are on FB you can watch their video:

https://www.facebook.com/indivisibleguide/videos/371649999965542/

So did they cut him off early?

Started playing Hail to the Chief while he was still talking and screen moved to Joe Kennedy?

Geeks needed....was this YouTube video created by the DU hacker?

This was posted in General Discussion, but I think it needs to be posted here.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210143017





If you look at the YouTube video you can see the open browser tabs and open programs on the uploader's computer.

Screen shot of his browser:
And of his open programs:

Some discussion of tabs at the GD link

Why would someone be recording DU at the exact time of the hack if they weren't the hacker?

Two browser tabs show interest in guns, one is about Assange..one appears to be from stackoverflow.com.

I wouldn't spend time at stackoverflow.com unless, I was into programming.

Two of his open programs are MS Paint and Notepad. It may or may not mean anything, but I know Notepad is used for writing code.

The video that was embedded into DU was created in 2015 and was entitled "Episode 15 Hold Back The Night" by a Murdoch Murdoch. It has been floating around YouTube for awhile.

The hack occurred on November 8, 2016. This YouTube video showing the DU hack was recorded and uploaded on Nov. 8, 2016.

How do I select who to vote for local Dem Party Chair?

"I am at an impasse.

Our current county chair is being challenged.

Current Chair
Cons:
He is wading into the primaries and semi-endorsing candidates. (He has his favorites and is fairly public about it)
He ran for mayor while he was party chair
He is an opportunist.
People spread rumors about him such as, "He has his favorite precinct chairs etc" or they say "such and such Precinct chair is one of his loyalist" etc.

Pros:
He runs the meetings well and knows the party by-laws
I've heard that prior to his tenure meetings became free-for-alls
He seems to control various factions at the meetings by not allowing certain people to monopolize a meeting.
Before he was on the scene, there was a huge embezzlement of $200,000.
During his tenure, the books are clean
The Budget and Finance Committee are front and center at each meeting.
He has time to devote to the job

Challenger:
Pros:
She wants to avoid wading into the primaries and any cronyism
Cons:
She has only attended one CEC Meeting
She is not a precinct chair
She became interested in politics in the past few months.
She has no history of activism
Does she have the experience?
Will she have the time to devote to the job?


Neutral:
She is a woman and people are pushing, "The time is now".
I am afraid that because of lack of experience, she may not run the meetings as well and they may devolve in "free for alls" once again.
I don't know if she will be able to devote the same amount of time to the job as the current chair.

Our current chair is far from perfect.
So many people are supporting his challenger because she is "not him".
Our local Invisible groups are supporting his opponent, but are the supporting him based on her qualifications or are the voting on her because she is "not him".

If he is so bad, why hasn't a more experienced candidate stepped up earlier?


I'm lost.

Thanks for reading my rant.

Any advice?

Godfather I, II and III on Netflix streaming

Added Jan 1st

It's snowing in San Antonio!!!!!!!

Huge flakes!!!

It's like a winter wonderland!!!

It never snows around here...it is still above freezing, but there is a large amount and some is sticking.

Last thing I expected today

House will vote on concealed carry reciprocity bill

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The House will vote Wednesday on a bill that would let gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons travel to other states with their concealed firearms.

The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association, and since leaving committee it has been combined with an additional measure that is designed to update the federal background check system after holes were exposed by November's mass shooting at a church in Texas.

The move to merge the two pieces of legislation makes it a difficult vote for Democrats.

Second Amendment advocates maintain that gun owners should not lose their right to bear arms as they travel across state lines, and current laws that vary in different states could mean that licensed owners might unintentionally violate the law. Under the proposed law, gun owners would be required to abide by the local and state regulations in place for concealed weapons.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/05/politics/house-vote-concealed-carry-reciprocity-bill/index.html




This bill is HR 38 - Conceal Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/38?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22concealed+carry+reciprocity+act%22%5D%7D

Check to see if a fraudulent comment was left at the FCC in your name

https://www.comcastroturf.com/

Not only was a fraudulent comment left in my name. It was also at my correct address.

This is what it says:

The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet is smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation. I urge the Federal Communications Commission to end the bureaucratic regulatory overreach of the internet known as Title II and restore the bipartisan light-touch regulatory consensus that enabled the internet to flourish for more than 20 years. The plan currently under consideration at the FCC to repeal Obama's Title II power grab is a positive step forward and will help to promote a truly free and open internet for everyone.
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