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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 125,416

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Yavin4 has posted part of this. Here's the rest, the complete post.

Share-worthy message seen on another site:

"Stop focusing on Trump. That's right. Stop focusing on Trump.

Trump's existence is solely based on the Republican donor class. If those donors want him gone, they would instruct the Republicans controlling congress to go after him. Ryan, McConnell, etc. are nothing more than puppets for their donors. They're not afraid of Trump's base. They're afraid of their donors.

Trump's treason is not being curtailed by congress because the Republican donor class and other top 1%ers want to move this country to the Russian model where we are ruled by oligarchs with a strong man leader keeping order and control. Any other president would be facing massive, televised, public congressional hearings with subpoenas right now.

So, ask yourself, why aren't there hearings? Where is the congressional over sight? The answer is NOT Republican primary voters. They can control these folks if need be. The answer is the Republican donors endorse Putin's style of government and want it for America. Heck, we're already about 65% of the way there." (Yavin4)

Good points. The Trump mess does lie at the feet of the GOP -- voters, politicians, donors.

However, power corrupts, and with the way Big $$$ controls politics, this corruption flows into all parties. .

I think we need to focus on CORRUPTION, wherever it lies, weeding it out of every nook and cranny, not being overly focused on teams. Trump is at the top and buried alive in corruption, but it's all over the place.

That said, this batch of GOP is corrupt AF -- so many are complicit in what we're seeing -- which is why many conservatives of integrity have started a movement to vote for only Democrats in November and in 2020. The rot has taken over the GOP. Where we are is the natural progression of submitting to an increasingly extreme right-wing base. (And if anyone with a D is caught up in the Mueller investigation, that's fine too. It's not about teams - it's about democracy versus fascism/authoritarianism/kleptocracy.)

To keep it solely focused on Trump gives a lot of corrupt, treasonous people who have known what's going on all along an out -- and they don't deserve an out.

A whole lot of people need to accept responsibility for their role in where we are. I hope those who are complicit are indicted.

I wish silence on the part of those in power in the face of such evil could be indictable. I'll say again that even average citizens who remain silent are complicit, the "good Germans."

We're talking about an international crime syndicate whose values, beyond raping and pillaging, are a unified global white supremacist fascist movement.

Time to wake up, pay close attention, and speak out.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jul 17, 2018, 02:12 PM (18 replies)

Representative Ted Lieu issued this statement on the Helsinki Summit:


"What Trump did today was utterly shameful, and a slap in the face to the professionals in the Department of Justice and our intelligence community. Today we watched a U.S. President offer total deference to a hostile foreign power while attacking U.S. institutions. By refusing to admit that Russia attacked our Democracy, or that Russia did anything wrong whatsoever, Trump is disturbingly regurgitating the Kremlin's talking points.

The whole thing at the link above.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:27 AM (10 replies)

The Moon with Venus, Tonight.

I had heard that these two would be close together tonight just before sunset, and when I went outside, there they were.

Hope you enjoy!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:39 PM (16 replies)

I think we can all use something uplifting and also true in these dark days.

I found this video on Facebook and was really moved by it. It's about a man who sees his favorite beach covered in trash and plastics, and who decides to do something to clean it up.

It seems unbelievable..........but it's true.

It gave me hope for humankind.

I hope it will for you as well...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jul 8, 2018, 02:50 PM (3 replies)

Crazy Moon Shots!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jul 7, 2018, 01:55 PM (4 replies)

I was heading back to bed after a brief episode of insomnia, when I saw this:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jul 6, 2018, 05:59 AM (25 replies)

The Fruits of Summer

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:13 PM (17 replies)

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Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jul 5, 2018, 11:41 AM (0 replies)

Our Last Night in Dusseldorf: A Verbal Tour of Siberia and a Quick Side Trip to Arabia!

That night was Mrs. DFW's birthday, plus an old friend of theirs was in town!

We went to the restaurant ArabesQ! And yes, that 's how they spell it.

Their friend is a journalist of many year's standing and very knowledgeable about Europe and the world in general. We talked about the 2016 election, the role Russia played, and like that. I'm not as smart as DFW and his friend, but I greatly enjoyed listening to them.

Group photo: I think you all know who's who!

The setting:

And a couple of photos of the food:

It was a great evening and a fitting end to our visit! Hope you enjoy.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:14 PM (18 replies)

Some Random Vacation Photos:

Dinner in London:

Dinner in Germany:

The Cathedral in Cologne:

Lunch in Cologne at a Turkish Restaurant:

Artwork by the Cuban artist Bordon at DFW's home:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jun 24, 2018, 02:59 PM (13 replies)
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