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Fluke a Snooker

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Expat progressive trying to make it in the smaller snooker clubs.

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Washington Post reporters McCrummen and Reinhard, Moore uncoverers, deserve the PULITZER PRIZE!!

Washington Post reporters Stephanie McCrummen and Beth Reinhard, the two reporters that first dug down and found the individual whom Moore sexually assaulted at age 14, should now be odds on favor to win the Pulitzer Prize. They singlehandedly got Moore out of the race, and in doing so has stopped Trump's agenda dead on arrival, leading up to the 2018 midterms where we will retake the House easily and even have a chance at the senate despite a horrific amount of seats to defend.

But make no mistake: with McCrummen's and Reinhard's reporting, easily on par with their paper namesakes Woodward and Bernstein, has just altered American politics and will now hasten the end of the White Supremacist Republican stronghold on the country.

Stephanie:



Beth:



The PULITZER PRIZE, that should be THEIRS!!



Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:53 PM (5 replies)

My niece created her own shoe design in honor of the Take a Knee protests at the NFL

Here is her rendition. I can hardly wait until the shoe company sends her the shoes so she can wear it for her friends!



I told her she should create more designs and sell them (though use fictional images). She's really good!

Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Mon Dec 4, 2017, 09:36 PM (6 replies)

Let's get Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to switch from (R) to (I) to get the Senate!

Awhile back during the first ACA repeal attempt, there was talk that Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, two of the most liberal Republican senators could flip to the Independent or even Democratic Party. Part of the reason neither seriously considered it was because there was nothing in it for them, no power could be had by switching. Even if both switched, the Senate would still be 50/50 and VP Dunce would have the deciding vote. But that's about to change.

With Roy Moore crashing and burning on his way to the sex offender registry in Alabama's special session to take the seat vacated by Beauregard, the brilliant timing of the Washington Post release of the information of Moore's molestations has hogtied Alabama and their ballot. Only Roy Moore's name can be on the ballot as a Republican, and if the governor tries to delay the election, it would be expected that the federal court will come down hard and demand the election date (December 12) be held, AND that they keep Roy Moore's name on the ballot, AND they mandate that no other Republican's name can be added. That will guarantee Doug Jones easy election, a solid progressive who is playing the right game to ensure his victory. That will provide the third seat, and with Murkowski and Collins flipping to either Democrat, or Independent who will caucus with the Democrats like Jim Jeffords and Arlen Specter, we will have a 51-49 majority and essentially SHUT DOWN Congress and Trump's agenda, unless he makes serious concessions.

Everyone in Alaska and Maine... send letters URGING the switch once the election is over. Ideally, the switch would be done the same week of the victory, perhaps by Friday following the special election day.

LET'S DO IT!!
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:01 PM (6 replies)

Industries identified for supporting disgraced Republican candidate Roy Moore

I'm not going to list the links or names on Democratic Underground. I'll let management decide on its ethical dissemination.

What IS allowed, though, is providing the link to Open Secrets, so you can see the industries yourself.

https://www.opensecrets.org/races/contributors?cycle=2018&id=ALS1&spec=Y

Individual donors can also be found, but I would abstain from doxxing for obvious reasons. Industries are a different matter, but even then I'm letting management decide.

Senator Jones will make a fine progressive senator in a normally red district. WaPo pulled off the greatest scoop since Woodward and Bernstein, and this will actually turn out to be bigger as we now have a clear path to progressive dominance in Congress next year, along with a permanent hold on the presidency starting in 2020.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:28 PM (1 replies)

How to "promote" GOP primary candidates to maximize the Democratic chances in the general

One of the problems that I can't really don't see an easy way to resolve is how we can effect the GOP primary so that it helps the Democratic Party. Part of this problem, I believe, is the way we promoted Donald Trump in the primary by giving him all the free media time ($2 billion by some estimates) in the primary through CNN and NBC in particular, mainly because we thought that he would be easy to beat in the general election (and actually was beaten in the popular vote).

So my question is this: what should our role be to affect the GOP primary to maximize our chances in the general election, particularly if we get bonafide anti-capitalist progressives on the ballot as the Democratic Party nominee? By the way, this goes for all congressional offices, not just the president, and can drill down to the state-level candiates as well.

Finally, and it goes without saying: This is not a thread to actually promote the candidacy of the GOP candidate on an issue by issue basis, as generally all GOP policies are anti-progressive and need to be completely discredited and destroyed. Rather, this is to ensure that either the worst possible candidate is selected to be easily beaten by our progressive candidate, or in cases where Democrats have very little chance at winning, to ensure the least destructive candidate gets the GOP primary ticket.

Food for thought.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Wed Oct 18, 2017, 04:11 PM (0 replies)

My thoughts on gun control and politics

This is just an opinion, but I can't reconcile my own rationality with the current situation of gun ownership. I have abasolutely NO IDEA on how to justify ANY use of ANY firearm other than by the government to prevent crime, or foreign invaders attacking minority Americans. To me, the ONLY solution, frankly, is a total ban on firearms.

Hunting, ostensibly justified as as a matter of "humanely controlling" animal population, should not be controlled by the citizenry, and for the most part banned, as real humane methods that don't involve killing can be implemented for animal control. Relocation, birth control/sterilization, even tracking can minimize or even eliminate the use of lethal force against our animal friends and family.

In addition, "self defense" is NOT a justified reason, because when the legal availability to own or even operate a firearm is negated, the ability for criminals to obtain such weapons is dried up, ensuring that homeowners would have as much use for a gun as a portable nuclear bomb. Great Britain and Australia are two countries who have proven this method works 100% of the time. Instead of promoting self-defense with lethal weaponry, we should be concentrating on redistributing wealth from rich to poor minority families anyway, which would eliminate the poverty that forces individuals to attack and rob others in the first place.

In short, there is no rational, human reason why anyone other than the State should own or even have limited access to firearms. If you are not for total repeal of all firearms, I frankly cannot even fathom how you could consider yourself a progressive, and I would even question your own Democratic Party credentials. More and more people are realizing that the NRA is nothing more than a front for wannabe Stormfront supremacists, and we need to shut it down hard and treat gun nuts in the same vein as the police now treat innocent minority people on the street.

This is my opinion, and I expect to get a lot of flack, but I can't imagine why a sane person would advocate the ownership of firearms. I really can't. What's amazing is that many here feel that its justified. (Of course, I have no idea why anyone could be a Republican or support conservatives, but that's a conversation to be had at a more appropriate time.)

I would love to support other people and movements that are working to this end, and that is why I'm posting here. I for one will call and email my state and US representatives with regularity until action is taken in this direction.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:07 AM (2 replies)

Letter to LA City Council to ban the National Anthem in schools and city venues

I sent a letter to the Los Angeles City Council with regard to banning the National Anthem for city and LAUSD activities. 14 of the 15 councilmembers are Democrat; only one (Councilman Englander) is GOP. Here is the letter:

"Dear Honorable Councilmembers (not including Englander):

It has been demonstrably shown the the National Anthem of the United States, authored by slaveholder and white supremacist Francis Scott Key, is the cause for great turmoil for many Los Angeles citizens, particularly those of color and most immigrants. Therefore, the council should immediately ban the performance of the National Anthem from all public events, schools, institutions, and other venues, including the professional sports teams that play within the city limits at publicly funded venues (the county and the state will have to supply permission for the Coliseum). Please consider this ban on an immediate basis.

In addition, consider banning the Pledge of Allegiance in its entirety from LAUSD venues, and to remove the US flag from all classrooms.

Thank you for your attention."


Hopefully I'll get a response, and at least start the conversation that needs to happen
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:59 PM (5 replies)

BLM boycott against NFL working BIGTIME!

Black Lives Matter is one powerful organization, and I'm proud, along with all other progressive allies, to parther with their just organization. Their call to boycott paid HUGE dividends. In LA, they couldn't even sell out a 27,000 seat stadium, which most tiny colleges can do with ease. In addition, they can only fill half of another stadium. In total, the COMBINED attendance of both the LA Rams and the LA Chargers couldn't even reach the attendance of the USC Trojans vs Texas Longhorns game.

Without any doubt, BLM, along with all its sister progressive organizations are proving to be one LETHAL force in the side of the white oppressionist Republicans. The Drumpf Administration had better be absolutely fearful, because this is a DIRECT indictment of the entire white supremacist culture that has permeated the entire planet for the past half millennium. Let's continue the transformation of the US from a capitalist oppressive system to that of an integrated component of a true globalist progressive culture.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Mon Sep 18, 2017, 09:57 PM (78 replies)

Cause and Effect...Draw your own conclusion.



Can we say "Anthropomorphic Climate Change?" Yes we can!

Case closed. Class dismissed.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Mon Aug 28, 2017, 01:52 PM (1 replies)

I'm on our local school board!

I have been appointed to our local school board, where we assist teachers and other educators in our district (two middle schools, one high school) determine their curriculum. This is a great moment, as we get to go over the book lists and start replacing outdated books and help our teachers with their lesson plans. My main focus will be on the two middle schools' social justice classes, and ensuring that all the students will be cognizant of social justice policies that will be necessary for them to advance to high school with non-biased, non-oppressive agendas.

To that end, I'll be sharing some of our process with you, and hope we can share with other educators and learn how to get our students to think for themselves, especially as history is happening on a daily basis that will transform our country away from its racist founding principles and toward a global, inclusive society.
Posted by Fluke a Snooker | Wed Aug 16, 2017, 04:38 PM (5 replies)
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