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 Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Wicked Blue

Wicked Blue's Journal
Wicked Blue's Journal
November 26, 2020

Tired of the same old turkey?

November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving, 2020

November 11, 2020

Texas teen investigated after calling on other Trump supporters to help 'assassinate Joe Biden'

Raw Story
November 11, 2020
By Travis Gettys

The Secret Service is reportedly investigating a Texas teenager who threatened to kill president-elect Joe Biden.

A video circulated over the weekend showing the teenager displaying guns and asking other supporters of President Donald Trump to meet up and “assassinate Joe Biden,” reported KTRK-TV.

“This is as clear cut of a case of a terroristic threat as I’ve ever seen,” said attorney Steve Shellist, who isn’t involved in the case. “There are still crimes, and you can prosecute someone as a minor, it would just be handled in a different way.”

The Secret Service would not confirm its involvement in the case, which is standard policy for all threats handled by the agency, but the TV station learned agents had looked into the matter.


November 9, 2020

Trump's campaign presented 'hearsay written on a sticky note' in court as evidence of voter fraud

Raw Story
November 9, 2020
By Brad Reed

President Donald Trump’s campaign is still trying to raise legal challenges to votes cast in the 2020 election — but so far it has lost in all five of the court cases it has pursued.

The Washington Post has taken a look at some of the Trump campaign’s multiple failed efforts to get votes tossed out in several swing states, and one particularly egregious failure came in the state of Michigan, where the campaign’s evidence amounted to a piece of hearsay that had been scribbled onto a post-it note.

Specifically, Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens of the Michigan First District Court of Appeals last week rejected the Trump campaign’s efforts to halt the counting of absentee ballots in the state based on hearsay from a GOP election observer.

“In that case, a Republican election observer said she’d been given a sticky note by an unnamed poll worker, alleging that late-arriving ballots were being counted improperly,” the Post reports. “But she couldn’t provide the poll worker’s name or any other proof.”


November 7, 2020

Russian state media furious with Trump after loss to Biden: 'Nothing will ever be the same'

Raw Story
November 7, 2020
By Tom Boggioni

According to the Daily Beast’s Russian media expert, news that Donald Trump failed to secure another four years in the Oval Office was not well received by commentators on Kremlin-backed media outlets with one commentator wailing, “Nothing will ever be the same.”

While the president had insisted that he did not have the backing of Russia, media figures told a different tale after word reached them that Joe Biden will be taking the reins in the U.S. in January.

As Julia Davis wrote, “Pro-Kremlin news anchors, pundits and experts have long dreaded former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, having described it as ‘the worst scenario for Russia.’ As their nightmare became an inevitable reality, Russian state television shows were permeated with angry faces and raw emotions.”


Speaking on radio, lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky sadly pointed out that Russia did not get all it wanted out of Trump.

“Trump didn’t do anything good for us,” he complained. “In his election campaign, he promised to improve [relations], but in reality he did nothing, he didn’t even come here. All U.S. presidents came to Russia and invited our president to their place in Washington, everyone except him. Donald Trump did not come to Moscow and never invited our president to Washington. Therefore, all we are left with are bad memories.”

November 7, 2020

Are you in Montgomery County, Maryland? Biden Victory Car Rally 2 PM today!

2 pm TODAY!
Montgomery Mall
Westlake Terrace Surface Lot
(behind former Sears store, across from Home Depot)

Bring American flags, Biden-Harris signs and flags, and MASKS!

Were you at Woodstock?
(Sure you were; everybody was...)

Here's your chance to tell your grandchildren you were
there the day we saved our democracy!

Montgomery County Democratic Party

November 7, 2020

Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes

Dear DU friends,

This poem speaks to my heart in a way few others can.

Hughes' final stanza lays out the mission and the work that lies ahead for President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and those of us who love America and want it to become "the dream the dreamers dreamed."

The entire poem can be found at the link, and it is well worth reading.
Wicked Blue

Let America Be America Again
By Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.


Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain—
All, all the stretch of these great green states—
And make America again!

Langston Hughes, "Let America be America Again" from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Copyright © 1995 by Langston Hughes.

Link to the full poem

November 7, 2020

What A Wonderful World

November 7, 2020

Celebrating with -- what else? --

a Trader Joe's Joe-Joe!

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Hometown: Maryland
Home country: United States
Member since: Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:58 PM
Number of posts: 6,074
Latest Discussions»Wicked Blue's Journal