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The saddest part is how many people will actually stand up and vote for that.

What does that say about THEM?

A thing of beauty you just posted, my friend.

Yeah. It IS personal.

Like that little paper strip that fits across hotel toilet seats

that are just-cleaned. “Sanitized for your protection”.

Except in THIS case, it’s sanitized for THEIR protection.

Got some new messaging to try out re: the new racism - "cosmetically correct."

I was just watching this young jerk Patrick Casey, who was profiled by Peter Alexander on MSNBC. He heads up an ULTRA-racist white supremacist group tailored to appeal to college students (where they’re trying aggressively, yet quietly, to infiltrate such groups as the dreaded College Republicans), called Identity Europa.” A tidied-up name for an organized group of RACISTS who now call their “movement” - get this: identitarian.” That’s what they’re calling it now. Trying to build a power base under the radar within the GOP.

They’re trying to “nice it up” and make it sound somehow noble and perfectly harmless. And that’s how they’re doing it. The old Borsct Belt comedian Shelley Berman called shit like this a “Clirty.” That is, a “cleaned-up dirty.” Almost LITERALLY putting lipstick on a pig. If you call it some innocuous-sounding name, then it somehow becomes okay. Not AS bad. Not AS anti-social and regressive and outrageously harmful and horrid and racist and thoroughly un-Christian AS IT ACTUALLY IS. It’s all cosmetics. Putting a shitload of lipstick on that pig. Painting it up so it looks and therefore SEEMS prettier and much more palatable than it actually is. And this hides the frank UGLINESS that it actually IS. A real Trojan Horse they’re trying to push through the castle gates.

It’s cosmetically correct. For those who don’t like having to hide their ugliness and be forced to be politically correct. They hate the whole idea of being politically correct. So they hide behind something that tries to look and sound a lot less harmful and hideous than it ACTUALLY IS. It’s cosmetically correct.

Whaddya think?

One can only hope.

I think Mike Pompeo is so overwhelmed and drunk with

the power and the glitz and the glamour of the job he has now that it’s thrown him WAAAY off his own previous life-as-we-know-it. He’s Secretary of freakin’ STATE, following the footsteps of historic giants. Secretary of State: what is it - only five heartbeats away from the presidency itself?

And there he is, suddenly one of the biggest of worldly big shots, breathing all that rarified air to which he never dreamed he’d have access. Sitting in those golden chairs in that grand gilded chamber of the crowned heads of Saudi Arabia? Surrounded by almost obscene levels of luxury and pomp ‘n’ circumstance and fawning vassals and deferential high-ranking ministers all genuflecting and scurrying to cater to his every need? Luxuriating in a big private jet that’s more glamorously equipped than even many rich people’s homes are - that takes him AND a big entourage with him to all these exotic, glittering world capitols where he gets to hang out with all these international VIPs, and he doesn’t even have to pay for a ticket OR go through the ignominy of the security pat-down at the airport, much less fly coach! That’s only for “the little people” at whom “her majesty” Leona Helmsley once haughtily sneered.

I bet all Mike Pompeo knows these days is what Dorothy once told Toto: “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Well, HE certainly isn’t, that’s for damn sure! Getting quite a taste for the coddled, pampered, elitist high life he is, these days. He’s certainly come a long way from what he once was: a simple Congressman (ironically from Kansas) with almost no power or status, whose voice was merely one out of 435. Now you can bet he’s thoroughly enjoying consorting with kings, AND being treated like one! Now THAT’S one helluva Cinderella story, ‘eh?

He’s gonna develop quite a taste for this (if indeed he hasn’t already) that will be mighty hard to step down from when the clock strikes midnight and it all inevitably comes to an end. As the lyrics of that very old oldie said: “how ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm, after they’ve seen Pa-reee?”

"Be Best". What a joke! It's not even grammatically correct.

If you’re gonna go that way, it really should be “Be Better” OR “Be Your Best.” I suppose you could fault whoever on her staff came up with this, but the buck stops with that person’s BOSS. Which point directly at the-so-called First Lady. Or, as Michael Dukakis one put it - “the fish rots from the head.”

Here's part of what our Indivisible group sent around, via email today:

Mobilize Swing Voters in and around OR!

Candidate: Jamie McLeod-Skinner - to FLIP Oregon Congressional District 2!
Republican Greg Walden leads the GOP’s cruel, short-sighted #ACA repeal. Know some folks in Eastern Oregon? Got buddies in Bend? Cousins in Klamath? Pals in The Dalles? Help them flip CD2! #RepealAndReplaceWalden
Hood River Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2PgGb63
Oct 17, 21, 24, 28; Nov 4,
The Dalles Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 18, 20, 27; Nov 1, 3
Phone Banking Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 17, 25; Nov 1

I'm one now, too.

Troublesome to see so many Knute yard signs. My Indivisible group is going out canvassing for her the weekend before the election. I'm absolutely voting for Kate. But I'm nervous.

We're also working hard to flip CD2! I'm on the team that writes the Call to Action emails every week. We've been including a list of dates for Jamie:

Mobilize Swing Voters in and around OR!

Candidate: Jamie McLeod-Skinner - to FLIP Oregon Congressional District 2!
Republican Greg Walden leads the GOP’s cruel, short-sighted #ACA repeal. Know some folks in Eastern Oregon? Got buddies in Bend? Cousins in Klamath? Pals in The Dalles? Help them flip CD2! #RepealAndReplaceWalden
Hood River Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2PgGb63
Oct 17, 21, 24, 28; Nov 4,
The Dalles Canvassing Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 18, 20, 27; Nov 1, 3
Phone Banking Dates http://bit.ly/2OqjFGW
Oct 17, 25; Nov 1

Hey, whatever works...

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