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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.


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.

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

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.

Read her story
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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 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.


​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

It’s 2020 and Press Debate What Happened To Their Freedom

One day in the not too distant future….

Four “journalists” sipping Trump Bourbon in the piano bar inside the Smithsonian’s President Donald J. Trump Institute of Tweets(known as The TiT). The TiT is the largest museum on the mall, having displaced the old Washington Monument, which as you know fell during the super quake of 2018. an aside… many scientists on the illegal underground GreenNet feel certain that frakking under The Whitehouse caused the quake… but I digress

The “journalists”, all white males, were debating the end of press freedoms with the Make America Great Again(MAGA) laws of April 1, 2017. (the MAGA were based on the Ukrainian Anit-Protest laws

Press Drink

Drowning their regrets for helping Trump

It is a common debate amongst academics, historians and other’s who somehow manage to avoid the thought police, even in public places. I’m told that they speak in an language similar to pig latin but actually derived from emojis. Journalist one says, “(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง ” and two replies “﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ O’RLY?” while three holds his tongue :-X and four expresses some confusion o_O or O_o …. (゚Д゚)

Colon dash left parenthesis

The debate translated:

Some scholars think that “impartial” “journalists” reporting on the last election of 2016 gave the candidates equal respect, thus assisting President Trump to his great ascension to the throne.

Exiled researchers at the University of Nova Scotia attribute the Trump landslide and the end of freedom to a masterful marketing professional who went by the name of The Donald. The Donald, or His Highness, laid down a subconscious marketing strategy for nearly two decades which caused the entire press corps, even liberal leaning ones, to unknowingly support his efforts to achieve his takeover of The United States. They also have evidence that the Democratic party’s nomination of a powerfully speaking woman was instigated by The Donald and his partner Karl Rove. These expatriate researchers refer us to the papers of Sigmund Freud and the natural, male distrust of the mother figure. Two unfailing, brilliant strategies came together as a tidal wave of support for His Highness, Donald J. Trump.

But the consensus of a small but loud segment of journalism academia argues rather strongly that one Hillary D. R. Clinton is solely to blame. She, they argue, insisted on speaking about the boring issues and needs of regular people who it turns out only want to be rich and pay no taxes. She completely misread the American electorate of 2016, thinking that they actually cared about their neighbors, family and distant relatives.

#imwithher #strongertogether

I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat

Will Rogers 1922

Will Rogers 1922

Fellow Democrats please remember that Will Rogers was right then and still right today. “I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat.”

If we all fell in step and eagerly got behind the party leadership at the snap of a finger, we’d be Republicans. If we didn’t argue incessantly, we’d be Republicans. If we didn’t think for ourselves, we’d be Republicans

‪#‎DemsinPhilly‬ ‪#‎Imwithher‬ ‪#‎hillaryclinton‬ ‪#‎StrongerTogether‬ ‪#‎HillaryorBust‬

Together At Last

Stronger Together

Together at Last

Today’s “Stronger Together” rally in Portsmouth, NH was so much more than I ever expected. Thank you Bernie. Thank you Team Hillary and Thank you Hillary Clinton. The hashtag of the day should be #HesWithHer

The first unexpected occurrence, well after the 2 hours of planned waiting outside, was that the event actually started on time. That’s unheard of! Doors opened at 9am the event started at 11 and I was on the road by 12:45. A well run event by the NH Hillary team under Mike Vlacich’s leadership.

Also unexpected was the new layout of the venue and specifically the absence of bored faces behind the candidate. There were peeps standing on platforms to the sides, but not directly behind. Best move ever.

Bernie’s endorsement went way beyond anything I or my seat neighbors expected. With Hillary standing by his side, he went on and on, up and down the last 14 months. he took us on a thrill ride of highs and highers, then he let loose on tRump. I won’t repeat all the comparisons he made but dang if he didn’t nail tRump to the past.  And he closed with the incredible future we can have with Hillary and the Progressive agenda. Thank you Senator Sanders.

Hillary. What can I say? She was amazing today. She laid out in clear terms how she is so unlike tRump and that the choice American’s face is one of a promising future or a return to the failed policies of the past. Go Go Hillary!Unity

ps: the wise press will inform the public that Hillary once again screamed, Bernie wiped the sweat off his brow a few times and there were a few unconvinced Bernie supporters trying to make a fuss. They of course, won’t interview those folks to see if perhaps they are tRump staff in camo.


Sadly, It’s The Guns Stupid

Dallas is a truly low point in our countries sadness due to gun violence. Today, we all weep for the dead, for the families, for the communities which will never be the same.

The image below is of, yeah I know, cops from the 60’s and a suburban cop of today watching a fallen tree being cleared away after a wind storm. On the left is the classic police tunic, covering their “tools of the trade”. On the right we have the militarized cop of today, a heck of a nice guy by the way. He wears a kevlar vest and his weapons are exposed. We have gone down the rabbit hole of escalating violence that Dr. King put into perspective, before he himself was gunned down.

1960's cops and Today

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stiletto knifeThe escalation of the American gun culture, brought on by the NRA, has brought us from a time when cops worried about gangs with illegal stiletto knives to our time when every American is encouraged to go and buy an assault weapon. Today once again, gun sales will be huge and the evil bosses of the NRA will be gleefully counting their donations from the gun manufacturers.

That Stiletto in the pic is the thing cops of the sixties feared. It is the weapon of West Side Story fame.

Today’s American cops live every day in every town with the knowledge that each and every one of us may be carrying a lethal gun. And as we’ve gone down this 40 year old rabbit hole, cops have needed to protect themselves and bring on the militarization of our police forces.

All, not because we are more violent today. Black kids and white kids both were just as violent in the sixties. The difference is that back then we fought with fists and at worst, knives. The only ones anyone knew with a rifle were hunters and those long guns were not meant for secreting into a city with the goal of sniping.

It is truly guns and the gun culture that has brought us to this point. Guns serve only one purpose, Killing. The NRA serves only one master, the manufacturers. We have to stop it and all say Enough is Enough. #KilledByTheNRA #GunsKill #StopTheInsanity #Dallas #BlackLiveMatter

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