Supreme Court Nomination

Hello all,

here is the text of an email I sent yesterday to our 2 Texas senators, Cruz and Cornyn, as well as to Democratic senators Schumer (NY), Donnelly (IN), Heitkamp (ND), Manchin (WVA) and Republican senators Collins (ME) and Murkowski (AK). The 3 Democratic senators (not Schumer, who heads the Senate) are wobbly because they are endangered in red states in the midterms, and the 2 Republican senators might vote against any nominee who is likely to overthrow Roe v. Wade. Currently it is very …

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borrowed from “The President is Missing”, Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

I picked up this book as summer reading after seeing the authors on a late night program. It is a page turner, where action trumps (he he he) politics. This excerpt, though, seems to be a primal scream from Bill Clinton. I think it applies to TV and social media much more than to the written press, but it pretty much sums up our current predicament. If you pick up the hard cover, you will find this excerpt on pages 59-60. I have cut some …

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Humanity does not stop at the border.

The Trump administration has gone beyond deplorable – it is cruel, despicable, abominable, inhuman. The party of family values seems to value only those families that look just like theirs – mostly pale-skinned and outwardly pious – but Christians only, mind you. They would not want any more Muslims and Jews than we already have in our population, or indeed any other religion.

I surely hope that at least some Trump voters are regretting their votes and will join the rest of humanity in rejecting Trump …

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A middle-class, middle-aged matron’s adventures in protesting – Chapter One.

Rockwall County Friends of the NRA was holding an event in Heath, including a raffle, live auction etc… A few friends and I were protesting on the sidewalk outside the parking lot of the venue. We were waving signs at passing cars, not looking for confrontation. We refused to leave the sidewalk when told it was private property – nobody called the police, so I suppose the sidewalk was, as we thought, public.

 

A man came to ask us why we were protesting and, well, things …

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Words, words, words……

I sent this to the Rockwall Herald Banner. They did not print it, so I am free to use it here. My father’s studies were interrupted by WWII. His house was partially demolished by a V-2 bomb. He started at the lowest rung of city governance and got to the top through hard work. Most of our civil servants, although they are as free as anyone to have their private opinions, are scrupulously non-partisan in their work. They form the backbone of the state and …

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Look back in anger

I must admit, things have seemed pretty bleak since last November and the election of Bully Supreme. Why, then, did I burst out laughing when I heard some of the provisions of the new “Cut, cut, cut” tax bill? It is so extreme, so heartless that crying would be a more appropriate response. Well… it just reminded me of when I was much younger, learning English not just in school but through pop music and film. Do any of you remember the lyrics to this …

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