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BigmanPigman

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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 18,373

About Me

I am 54, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (alot).

Journal Archives

Bill Maher Aug 17th

Guests: Preet Bharara, Jenneifer Granholm, Adam Conover, Charlie Sykes and Jonathan Swan.


*I didn't see this posted and HBO hasn't blocked it (yet).

Murphy Brown is NOT Roseanne...YEAH!

Some things change and some stay the same, thank goodness the reboot of Murphy Brown in a month looks to be as good as the first time around. The moron in the W House will not be amused.


Aretha won't be around but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for her is eternal.

DACA judge has stopped FULL restart which he

himself ruled on earlier.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/18/judge-halts-full-daca-restart/
Judge John D. Bates acknowledged the legal mess that’s arisen around DACA and said he didn’t want to make it worse, so he issued a partial stay of his own ruling.
Judge Bates also delayed part of his previous ruling that would have allowed those with DACA to apply for special protections known as advance parole — permission to travel outside the U.S. and then return — which can, in some cases, turn into a pathway to citizenship.

Immigrant-rights advocates, who had originally wanted a full restart, eventually changed their minds and agreed with the split ruling of no new DACA applications, but renewals could be processed.

Murdoch and tRump vs the world

Jonathan Pie is a little steamed in this latest clip.....

"Unite For Justice"/"Women's Day of Action" PROTEST

Planned protests against SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh have been building steam and over 100 US cities will protest for our rights and civil rights for all on Aug 26th.

Join us on August 26th as we hold a national day of action in all 50 states to fight Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and demand that our representatives in Washington act NOW to protect our most fundamental rights and freedoms. Roe v. Wade, voting rights, workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and much more are all in grave danger if this Supreme Court nominee is confirmed. With so much at stake, we cannot back down.

People across the country are rising up to demand that their Senators stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and protect our most fundamental rights. Everyone agrees: the balance of the Supreme Court is on the line with this lifetime appointment.

Help us spread the word by updating your social media profiles and timelines with Unite for Justice graphics by visiting our gallery of images! There are also ready-to-print posters available.

Find an event near you. More will be added before Aug 26 or you can start your own. RESIST!

https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/search/

Wouldn't it be great if Dems had a parade after winning the midterms?

Yesterday the Pentagon postponed the moron's parade, then the juvenile delinquent said HE was the one canceling it due to "saving needed military funds" today. I wish that people in the area would hold a "Victory Parade" if we win in the midterms in its place. That would be perfect. He would retreat to his golf course and pout.

He's back...Bannon is trying to stop the Blue Wave.

MSNBC is going to interview him tonight (Air Melber will interview him during Lawrence's show). Apparently he wants to wake people up, particularly the GOP. He is also throwing a ton of money into it too.

I won't be watching that ass... Maybe a DUer with a stronger stomach can fill us in.

Is Social Security Offset a fairly new law in the state?

Just now on MSNBC they were interviewing residents and one was angry about losing $10,000 a year from her husband's SS (he was a teacher). With SS offset if you worked as a non-teacher and earned SS you lose most of it when you become a teacher. We have had this in CA for over 20 years.

Are CA property tax laws still appropriate?


"..... descendants of a generation of California homeowners enjoy a significant perk that keeps their property tax bill low. Part of that is thanks to Proposition 13, which has strictly limited property tax increases since 1978. But they also benefit from an additional tax break, enacted eight years later, that extended those advantages to inherited property — even inherited property that is used for rental income.

California is the only state to provide this tax break, which was designed to protect families from sharp tax increases on the death of a loved one. Without the tax break, proponents argued at the time it passed, adult children could have faced potentially huge bills, making it financially prohibitive to live in their family homes.

But a Los Angeles Times analysis shows that many of those who inherit property with the tax breaks don’t live in them. Rather, they use the homes as investments while still taking advantage of the generous tax laws."

As a former teacher I know first hand how much this has hurt the state's schools. CA used to be in the spotlight as having FANTASTIC schools...that was until Prop 13. The amount students receive from the state ranks it in the bottom 5 of the all the states. There are no teachers for Science, PE, Art, Music, etc. The staffs have been cut by up to 33% in some districts. Schools don't have A/C or even playground equipment, printers in classrooms, on-site tech repair, nurses, psychologists, ....

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-property-taxes-elites-201808-htmlstory.html#

Protect our rights: protests against Kavanaugh, Aug 26th.

Join us on August 26th as we hold a national day of action in all 50 states to fight Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and demand that our representatives in Washington act NOW to protect our most fundamental rights and freedoms. Roe v. Wade, voting rights, workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and much more are all in grave danger if this Supreme Court nominee is confirmed. With so much at stake, we cannot back down.

People across the country are rising up to demand that their Senators stop Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and protect our most fundamental rights. Everyone agrees: the balance of the Supreme Court is on the line with this lifetime appointment.

Help us spread the word by updating your social media profiles and timelines with Unite for Justice graphics by visiting our gallery of images! There are also ready-to-print posters available.

Find an event near you. More will be added before Aug 26 or you can start your own. RESIST!
https://act.moveon.org/event/unite-for-justice/search/


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