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Marianne Williamson

Dang, I’m so conflicted. I’m so glad that so many brilliant women are running yet the choice is so hard. I know I have time to commit, but I live in NH where the campaign is well under way and my feet and phone are needed. I need to be out there.

Marianne

I was… ready to signup with Kamala. I truly feel she is the strongest and most qualified candidate by any measure. Then I actually listened to Marianne on Pod Save America.

I thought she was a distraction, a spotlight grabber, but then I listened and followed up by reading her story. Who knew she’s Jewish? Who knew her spirituality is absolutely not about religion? And she has that “thing”

Bear with me as I think through this.

Pro 
1 She is undoubtedly an inspiring speaker
2 She’s a revolutionary rather than incrementalist 
3 She’s a Jew. She might just take tRumps Jewish voters who, religious or not, see a Jewish president as important as people of color saw Obama.
4 She’s a woman and a mother
5 She’s a flower child of my times (67 years old)
6 She has no political baggage
7 She’s basically AOC but older and wiser
8 She’s started and runs a large organization 
9 She’s brutality honest

Cons
1 She’s white 
2 She’s brutally honest

Gaaaaa! In 2008 and 2016 I was 1000% Hillary by May. I still think Hillary is sitting on a divided convention to acclaim her after 2 ballots.

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Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi

The only possible reasons for not beginning impeachment proceedings are “the Senate won’t convict” and worries about swing voters in the 2020 election. Neither is reason enough for the US House of Representatives to ignore your sworn duty to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

The Republican Senate is enabling an illegal President and unless they feel Pence can win in 2020, they will not convict and probably would postpone, deflect and basically ignore an impeachment call for a Senate trial. So what?

Impeachment is not just about the end game. It is the people’s right to hear testimony and dig into the facts. Facts that may still be suppressed. It is your duty to prosecute this case and let the American people make their own conclusions.

As for the 2020 election and the fear of dividing the country and losing the Trump supporters, we are already well divided by Russian supported Republican politicking. That 30 or 40 percent are already lost but the remaining 60% of critically thinking Americans need to be pushed to the polls.

That is our longstanding problem of voter apathy. But Republicans have shown time and time again that policy, wonkism, can always be beaten with negative, even childish attacks on sensibility. An impeachment trial is the Democrats great opportunity to take the negative high ground and use it for the good of the country.

Use this opportunity to for once turn Democrats on the offence. Draw out the impeachment into summer or fall 2020. Hold hearing after hearing and investigations galore that keep the other side on defense throughout the coming year. Stay on offence by attacking without mercy. Use their tactics against them to win not just the White House but The Senate as well.

Get Over It! Not a Chance

Get Over It

I’m giving it a day, maybe three, before “get over it, you lost” begins to show up in our feeds. Not this year or next you dumb ass Marks.

Yes, Marks. The targets of a con job. In this instance, a spectacular 40 year con with the end game of creating a legal basis for minority rule by a patriarchal aristocracy of wealthy sons of wealthy sons of wealthy sons. It is simply about money. It’s more than maintaining country club memberships and paying the upkeep and salaries for their super yachts, five homes and servants. They want their children and their children’s children to enjoy the same lifestyle in future dollars. Legacy is the term that comes to mind. They believe in and want to restore the old aristocracy, where bloodline is all that matters.

Anyone who thinks it’s about religion or race or gender or guns has fallen for the con. Both/all sides of those issues and all the other little wedges. All of us have fallen for the greatest con in history.

We are all Marks, but intelligent, nay, liberal thinking people have the sneaky ability to learn from our mistakes. We learn from history. We actually admit, address and learn from our failures. Entrepreneurs call this “failing up”.

Smart business people also don’t ignore new technologies or paradigms that are coming to destroy decades or centuries old business models. The truly smart ones embrace the new and sometimes even become that which destroys their old model.
So no. I won’t get over it any time soon. I intend to learn from failure, tear down the old and build a better product.

America was never great. The America we know would not exist without slavery and genocide. Your wonderfully free America, the America that’s been really good to my family, that America has always been a con. And America has failed.

The “Great Experiment” is a failure that needs to be torn down and rebuilt with a better model. Completely, utterly from the ground up.

I won’t get over it. I’m going to change it.

Note: this post was originally published on dailykos.com and I’ve copied it here unedited. The post was written in response to the Kavanaugh week. The week when the GOP completed their 40 year effort to obtain minority rule of the U.S.A.

Florida Condo Life Under Fascists

Been at my mother’s condo for nearly two months and wanted to share something from this morning.

I’ve been hanging under the canopy by the pool and managed to become acquainted with another cigar smoker who spends most of his day out there. He and all his friends are trumpists. I got it all out in the open the first day after the election because I didn’t want to sit at the next table grinding my teeth. No fights. We’ve just had an adult discussion or two but generally talk about Ubering and the weathkeep off grasser. So…….

I should preface with some background. The gated complex and golf club is a 70’s built condo with 50’s rules and regulations that are still enforced. No motorcycles on the property, period. No RV’s except to unload then leave. Shower before entering the pool and signs still say women must wear bathing caps. You get the drift. Each small grouping of buildings has it’s own council and bosses who really bask in the glory of their positions. But it is truly a wonderful and well maintained place after all these years.

Today, 3 of the guys are there with whatshisface and I sat way at the other end of the patio. The local Boss, community President and rep to the main condo association etc. Well she came in, walked over to whatshisface and told him he has to stop taking the shortcut, walking through the bushes to get to the patio. He should use the paths like everyone else. This is a true case of landscape architects designing for pretty rather than how and where people actually approach from. She goes on about the cost to all for replacing damaged shrubs, blah blah blah. He resisted the tyranny saying the path towards his building makes perfect sense and she said he would be hearing from the association. I was loving every minute of my eavesdropping.

She huffed off.

15 minutes or so later after I got sick of them yacking about the wall and how high it should be and what they really want to stop the Mexicans. Yes, they don’t expect a wall, but do expect higher security. I did not tell them that republican budget cuts were the real problem that FAUX News didn’t mention.

I walked up to odd looks, got whatshisface’s attention and asked him where his lady friend went? He says, “her, she’s a pain in the ass”. I calmly said “Welcome to Fascism”, put my hand on his shoulder and said, “get used to it.”

I walked off without looking back

IndependentsSaveUs

​Polling at 6% alongside Stein at 2%, I wonder if my @govgaryjohnson supporting friends really want history to view them as the people that elected Trump? Wouldn’t you rather be seen as the 6% that saved the world from fascism.

Intelligent Americans,  know that compromise is what makes us great. We got here by taking 3 steps forward, one step back. Not by taking 3 steps back. We all suck it up for the greater good as we push this ungainly democracy forward. Yeah, democracy and freedom take work because freedom isn’t free.

Don’t give me the “voting my conscience” stuff. We saw what that can do in 2000 to give us W. My personal beliefs have always been to the left of Bernie, yet I understand that I share this land with 300 million others who may be as strong in their opposite beliefs as I am in mine. 

If you truly have a conscience, use it Tuesday to show the world that the United States of America is indeed the conscience of the free world. 

The covenant of America, the smooth transition of power rests on the mutual respect of the fact that all people are created equal and are given an equal fighting chance to leave the world a better place for their grandchildren. 

Stand with us. Stand with her for civility. Stand for America. Stand for all people’s in the constant struggle to just have a pleasant life.

#ImWithHer #HillaryClinton #strongertogether @hillaryclinton @govgaryjohnson

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Londonderry, NH