Ignoring the elephant in the room.
This morning, via Twitter, from Senator Roy Blunt (r):
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
The economy is strong
Americans are keeping more of their hard-earned paycheck
Unemployment is at an 18 year low
#Smallbiz confidence is at record high
10:58 AM – 18 Jul 2018
Oh, and we are a Russian client state.
Some of the responses to Roy Blunt (r):
Only one #Missouri senator holds a town hall, and it isn’t you.
Only one #MO Senator accepts $47,000.00 from the NRA, and it sure isn’t @clairecmc !
What did #Russia get for its money from you, @RoyBluntMO ? What will you do to protect this state’s free and fair #2018elections?
“Across the Heartland, #farmers, factory workers and business leaders are speaking out against the disastrous #TrumpTariffs that are costing American #jobs.”
Yet real wages are falling. Missourians are concerned about lgbt rights, separation of immigration families, the environment, climate change, govt corruption, pls hold a town hall your constituents would like to talk with you
Only @clairecmc does that. Roy is lucky to remember what state he (mis)represents.
i get an extra $6.20 a month. SO MUCH MONEY!!
Don’t waste it now, you know, on things like increased health care and food prices!!
Adjusted for inflation, wage growth is flat or falling. US debt setting records. Corps using tax cuts for stock buybacks. Opioid addiction in MO is high – and most now cannot afford health care. Hottest year on record. Gobal alliances are weakened.
Read the papers, Senator.
They’re a cult of complicit money whores, bought & paid for.
The few who aren’t have apparently bought stock in Kool Aid.
You are a United States Senator. One of my Senators. Stop using emojis. Running the government does not require elementary school graphics.
It was probably a staffer. That tells you a lot, too.
Hold the president accountable for his actions
and Republicans keep on committing treason
The treason is strong too.
Yeah that extra $1.50 is really helping my family. Plus it really helped my college educated friends with their minimum wage job!
So who cares if the president is in bed with Russia?
What we want to hear from you is that you stand for America and not Russia. That you are appalled at the Russian interference in our election and pledge to take EVERY possible action to stop it and prevent it. #TreasonSummit
Deficit at record high
All republicans consider that a feature, not a bug.
The forgotten people are still forgotten. Only the rich benefited from what you said.
Oh yeah, treason much?
You forgot to mention our reputation and influence is getting to an all time low around the world….
And ol’ Cash & Carry Blunt keeps collecting dollars from the NRA and other corporate sponsors. Makin’ out like a bandit, Roy.
And the president you blindly support is selling the US to Russia. Makes me wonder what Putin has on you, Roy…
Those paychecks are smaller and are not keeping pace with inflation. Meanwhile, the richest grow richer. #GOPTaxScam.
And our debt has increased a trillion dollars with this administration. Your failure to stand up to Trump is endangerong our country.
You need to rein In Trump
Yeah, average American is just seeing so much more. Whatever.
In what world is small business confidence high? And I’d gladly pay more taxes to have guaranteed healthcare and roads that don’t blow out tires and suspension. Those cost money too.
Emoji day is over, Roy. Americans’ wages are stagnant, despite massive corporate subsidies you gave away in January. Wealth & income inequality gaps have never been larger. Our President has proven over & over that he’s a puppet of an adverse foreign power. But you. Do. Nothing.
I still don’t want Vladimir Putin engineering and hijacking my vote and the election!
Meanwhile, my healthcare costs have gone up (& will skyrocket during next plan year with the destabilization of healthcare markets & drug costs) increased gas costs, higher interest rates, tariff wars. Any Tax savings are offset by a major rise in expenditures. Get back to work!
Gas is at an 8 year high, health insurance premiums have increased 40%, medication costs are up 20-100%, rural hospitals are closing, tariffs are costing farmers over 20% in losses and cutting Missouri companies to close. You cannot spin this. People KNOW they are worse off.
You know, Senator, administration figures show hourly pay stagnating or dropping slightly. I hope you and your donors aren’t suffering too much these days. The cost of living is going up. Will you all be OK?
Oh good grief. Surely you know that unemployment has been low for a long time and in fact should NOT go lower or else it will trigger inflation. UNDER employment is still rampant and not helped by the #GOP one whit.
Our “hard-earned” paychecks are smaller (real wages are down), insurance costs are rising due to your sabotage, and the deficit will hit $1 trillion.
If you try to distract from your complicity in treason, at least have the honesty not to cherry-pick your economic stats.
I’m not keeping more of my paycheck and my health insurance premium went up. Btw, why is Trump so chummy with Putin and when are the children of immigrants going to be reunited?
Wages are flat. Your tax policies don’t justify your support for a President that sided with Putin over America.
Some people are currently doing well, the voters you care about. Other Missourians are not faring so well under Trump. Also, OUR VERY DEMOCRACY IS IN DANGER because our president is beholden to Putin and nobody in your party sees fit to do anything.
Our president is committing treason ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Where are wages? Have you checked the data? And when are you going to get rid of @realDonaldTrump that Liar-in-Chief?
Wages are down and president is a traitor – recession likely on the way – thanks gop!!!
Goods are costing more due to tariffs and the monies in our accounts are less because of #TrumpTariffs. This is not an overall advancement of the people of America.
If the economy is so strong why are wages stagnant?
Treasonous acts at an all time high
And if you support Trump, you’re no better than he is.
And our president puts Putin first and you blindly go along with it
I get an extra $250 per month! Of course, that’s because I now pay for all of my own medical bills out of pocket, so…. Yeah. That’s not better at all.
You’re delusional and laughably out of touch, Blunt. I can’t wait to vote against you!
We have a Russian stooge in the White House. Step up – #Historyhasalongmemory
What will your legacy be? Will the history books reflect that YOU stood & defended our country from this petulant president…, Or YOU defended & stood with him?
Any little bit middle class got being eaten up by higher gas prices and rising prices because of trump and GOP tariffs. Pharmacy industry and rich people like you got the biggest share. Quit saying you are for middle class Americans
You can say this bullshit every day, but most working people live with the reality and stress of the current labor market.
Besides you’re a senator not a freaking hype man. There is a #tradewar and #traitor that you should be dealing with.
Farmers are hurting.
The rich keep getting richer.
The poor keep getting poorer.
POTUS just brown nosed the heck out of PUTIN.
But you keep feeding us those emojis, Blunt.
Our president is a traitor! Do something!!!
45 just handed our democracy to Putin. You need to get on the #rightsideofhistory and IMPEACH. #Treasonsummit #TrumpPutinSummit #HelsinkiSummit2018
…and our @POTUS is a traitor.
Touting the economy right now is a distraction from your man Trump making traitorous remarks overseas. Better keep up Roy, everyone else is paying attention.
Trump is a traitor. When are you going to defend democracy! That’s what you swore to do. #GOPComplicit
None of that would change if we get rid of the elephant in the room.
Once the elephant is gone we can all be confident in the future.
Shame on you Senator. The Traitor just committed a public act of Treason against the American People and you are carrying on like business as usual. You have a duty: protect the Republic. End this Presidency now.
You lie for a traitor.
And you’re fucking silent as our President sells us out to Russia.
Meanwhile, our pussy-grabbing President colludes with a murderous dictator. Tweet about that.
The president is a traitor
Americans are tired of your complacency
You are a puppet to the rich
They seem to be a little upset.
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) commenting on Twitter about the aftermath of Donald Trump’s (r) performance at the #TreasonSummit:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Glad to see the President clarify that he accepts the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the election [….]
1:50 PM – 17 Jul 2018
Most commenters aren’t buying it:
You must be getting tired. Carrying all that water has to be exhausting.
Okay, that was funny.
Right, but replacing the “would” with “wouldn’t” acrually doesn’t change what he said OR make any actual sense. You are an intelligent woman, Congresswoman, if you are really playing along with this new excuse, you are willfully trying to decieve decent, hard working Missourians.
You’re as awful as he is.
You have got to be kidding me..right?! Let me guess the staffer running your feed is the one who lays hands on to rid the spirits….eyeroll. Maybe you should apply at the NRA I hear they have an opening today Mueller just caught another one…
Thanks! Literally the best LOL of the day. I’ve seen chocolate covered 4 year olds give more convincing denials than that.
You are worthless and a homer. I can’t believe you bought this or did you listen to something I didn’t
I’m honestly disappointed you are now my representative. If this is the kind of behavior you will acquiesce and make ridiculous excuses knowing full well he didn’t stand up to Putin behind closed doors I will be happy to vote against you.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you weren’t my rep.? What an insult to your constituents’ intelligence. #trumppuppet
If you actually believe him I am even more disappointed in you as my congressional representative than I was. You have sold all your dignity and integrity. It is so sad to watch you kowtow to this administration.
You’ve got to be kidding me. You’re being ridiculous.
Not really a clarification when he contradicts it in the very next sentence, is it?
When specifically asked to denounce Putin’s actions and warn him not to do it again, he punted.
He did not clarify! He said it could be others which indicates he does not trust his intel from American intelligence.
Accepting that “clarification” is a dereliction of duty by you.
Disappointed that you are still blindly following party politics. Have you been listening to Mueller? Trump spoke the truth in front of Putin. He lied today. If you can’t stand up &speak out against him &his shady dealings (business &personal) then you should resign
Trump did not take back his statement that he believed Putin’s denial of meddling.
No he didn’t!! The intelligence agencies reported that it was Russia. IT WAS RUSSIA ONLY!! Trump said today it could have others. Trumps afraid to say it was Russia only because he is compromised. So delete your tweet because it is a lie. GOP TRAITORS!!
Bullshit, Trump can’t make up his mind on his story! Plus 2 hours of private time with Putin, is not except able! You work for the COUNTRY, not the PRESIDENT and you should NOT stand for this! I will be glad when you are voted out.
So convenient you have a soundbyte to counter the reality that it wasn’t just one statement misspoken but a continued pattern of refusing to state publicly that it was Russia. Surely you listened to the entire press conference and know this though
He accepted it before he didn’t, and then in the same breath he did it again. and you’re okay with that. Precisely what I’d expect from a #HelsinkiRepublican.
You’re a joke, Vicky.
You really are dumber than a post!
Well that settles it then.
That could be sarcasm.
The full statement, via Facebook:
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler
I’m glad to see the President clarify that he accepts the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the election. There is overwhelming consensus that Russian individuals hacked into DNC headquarters and stole emails which were shared publicly. They also amplified political divisions within America by spreading discord and misinformation on both campaigns through social media. While the investigation is still ongoing, at this time there is no evidence these actions changed the outcome of the election nor evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. However, these known actions of hacking and social media meddling cannot be tolerated. We experienced Russian meddling here at home in Missouri when a Russian Twitter bot spread disinformation during the Mizzou protests. We know very well that the Russian threat is real and the President must lead on this issue.
Some of the responses:
Have you ever seen a flock of Starlings all flying in the same direction and then for no apparent reason, the birds all suddenly wheel in unison and fly in a different direction — only to all wheel again a few seconds later and, as one, head in yet another direction, and so on, and so on?
Now, just for the fun of it, replace “starlings” with “Republican politicians”……
And if you believe that, Vicky, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.
That tells me all I need to know. You clearly can’t think for yourself. You sit around and wait and then join in. We deserve better
He misspoke in front of the cameras. We can only imagine about what he misspoke on behind closed doors.
Take out the Mizzou reference and this is basically a canned response going throughout congressional pages
Any time that Trump agrees with our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in our elections, it is because he is forced to say it by public and even GOP backlash. I am sure in a few days he will be right back at saying. “it might have been Russia, it might not have been Russia. ” while hr travels the world, or makes his 5 am tweets, or phone calls to foreign leaders, he continues to insult the leaders of our most precious allies, while he is full of compliments and praises to the leaders of dictatorships. He seems to despise free democratic countries while wishing he could also be a tyrant like Kim Jong Un or Duarte or , even Putin. I don’t think he will change. no matter how much we may wish that he would act more pro-America and more favorably to our allies. It is clear he does not have the best interests of America at heart. He does not hold dear the values that made America great. We are losing credibility all over the world. The fact that you, and others in the GOP continue to support him is tantamount to treason. Please put America before Party.
You are a sell out. I have no interest in being able to travel to Russia without a passport. I’ve voted for you in the past, but never again. And please, don’t return to teaching. I’d hate to think of you teaching your ignorance and prejudice to our children.
You believe him as he read his prepared remarks. I call BS! Hateful nasty Liar Man!
What he should’ve said was, “I’m scared to death of Vladimir Putin, and you should be too.”
This President showed his true colors yesterday. He was disgraceful! “Misspoke” is just one more lie! You follow him in lockstep and join in the disgrace. It’s time the Republicans in Congress get a backbone, take some initiative and govern for what is right for all Americans.
Trump’s clarification is a lie. You are being complicit.
Really? You’re going to believe that BS! You’re acceptance of these lies are part of the problem. He needs to be held accountable!
Dear representative : Yesterday Donald Trump committed TREASON by standing with Putin over our own intelligence services. He is giving aid and comfort to a foreign government who attacked us via the web. US Constitution, Article III, Section 3 says, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in ADHERING TO THEIR ENEMIES, GIVING THEM AID AND COMFORT. (Capitals mine, for emphasis.) You swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. Only through the impeachment process can you fulfill your duty after today! PLEASE, House, IMPEACH, and, Senate, REMOVE TRUMP!
Oh please……. he doesn’t have a backbone to stand up to Putin face to face. Your backing of Donald shows your lack of a backbone also since you will not hold him accountable. You really need to be voted out of office.
At first you didn’t criticize Trump when he said spontaneously that he believed Putin, not American intelligence, on the question of election interference. You evaded the issue altogether, saying that you couldn’t know what was said behind closed doors in their private meeting. In other words, you are scared to criticize Trump. Now that everyone and his dog – even Fox & Friends! – are critical of Trump you find the incredible courage to say you’re glad that he accepts the US intelligence consensus but then you go on to misstate it! The recent election hacking indictments were against Russian intelligence officials, i.e. agents of the Russian government (not just Russian individuals). Then you refuse to describe what they did accurately. Just as when there are mass shootings you won’t use the word gun in any of your posts, with this issue I note you will not use the phrase “election interference.” But that is what we are talking about – the Russian government interfering in US elections. Why are you so afraid of that phrase? Because it’s true? Because it may be that while there is no evidence that any voting machinery was tampered with in a way that changed a tally, there is still a question as to how Russian government hacking and social media campaigns influenced American voter behavior, particularly because the social media campaigns were carefully targeted. You are not forthright and you’re still trying to protect Trump and your own political career rather than telling people what is going on. It’s behavior like yours and like Trump’s that leads to a loss of faith in elected officials, assuming there is any left. For a change consider the big picture, without reference to your personal ambition.
Yea, you will comment now…sycophant
omg… apparently you really don’t know anything about Russians meddling online. I believe it goes something along the lines of perpetuating fake propaganda through social media…? Kinda similar to posts by Republican law makers…
Guess that means we shouldn’t expect any Congressional leadership on these issues.
Are you kidding me? Trump is lying through his teeth with this “clarification.”. Someone forced him to change his story. He said exactly what he meant at the press conference. While I was watching him yesterday, it reminded me of Nixon going before us on TV declaring “I’m not a crook.” We are in deep trouble here folks and Rep Hartzler chooses to believe a liar over what is glaringly staring us in the face.
Maybe tomorrow he changes his mind again? WTF ?????
Oh, all of this is going to get very interesting. To say the least.
When it rains it pours.
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 16, 2018
A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.
The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
Maria Butina, 29, a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested on July 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and made her initial appearance this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was ordered held pending a hearing set for July 18, 2018.
According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.
The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.
The charges in criminal complaints are merely allegations and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for conspiracy is five years. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court based on the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The investigation into this matter was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
There’s some very interesting stuff in the affidavit:
7. U.S. Person 1 is a United States citizen and an American political operative. BUTINA established contact with U.S. Person 1 in Moscow in or around 2013. U.S. person 1 worked with Butina to jointly arrange introductions to U.S. persons having influence in American politics, including an organization promoting gun rights (hereinafter “GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION”), for the purpose of advancing the agenda of the Russian Federation.
I can’t wait for the explanation from the “gun rights organization”.
Pass the popcorn.
Today Donald Trump kissed up to Putin and sold out the United States. His performance was so horrifying that a former CIA director, John Brennan, characterized it as exceeding “the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous.” Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper added that, “on the world’s stage, in front of the entire globe, the President of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin. So it was amazing and very, very disturbing.”
All of which tends to confirm what we’ve all known all along: our president owes Putin big-time and is running scared as the extent of the debt is close to being exposed by the special prosecutor.
When it comes to Republicans, we’re faced with two related issues. First, there are members of their party who actively benefited from Russian manipulation of our election, and even sought out help that turned out to come from Russia, whether they fully understood it at the time. Second, much of the rest of their party is now arguing that it’s really no big deal if the Russians manipulate American elections, so long as the GOP is the one that benefits. […]
We all know how eager the Trump campaign was to work with the Russian government when the campaign believed the Russians had dirt on Clinton to share. But just as we’ve seen so many times before, Trump’s naked corruption is merely a more unapologetic version of what’s happening within the Republican Party. So the question now is: Is this still going on? Are any Republican candidates currently receiving information obtained through Russian hacking about their opponents?
Which leads me to ask: what does GOP Senator Roy Blunt have to say about how Donald Trump is putting the security of our country at risk? Or my 2nd district GOP representative, Ann Wagner? So far nothing but crickets. And that goes for the rest of the Missouri delegation.
But it’s early times yet – just a few hours after the press conference after all. I’ll be watching to see how our GOP delegation responds after they’ve had a chance to test the direction of the wind in order to decide where their convictions lay. Who knows, just because they didn’t condemn daddy right away doesn’t mean they won’t manage to summon up some mild distress as long as it doesn’t look like it’ll get the red-meat pitchfork brigade too fired up.
I’ll be getting back to you when/if I learn who has an incipient backbone and who doesn’t. It’s important. We’ve got vitally important midterms coming up – and Trump’s public stance, in terms of what he says and his policies amounts to a giant “so what?”. All of which leads one to really worry about what deals may have been made – or further elaborated – in the two hours when the dictator and the wannabe dictator conferred unattended.
This is a story about a patriot in Jefferson City, Missouri who acted in defense of everything good about America yesterday. She was arrested for her trouble.
Sue Gibson, in her own words:
I got to Jefferson City’s Independence Day parade location early Tuesday evening and walked along High Street looking for TV cameras and anyone I knew who might take pictures of my planned action.
The only news outlet I saw was KRCG, the Sinclair station, and I did not think they would air it.
I found no one to whom I felt comfortable disclosing.
A woman I encountered on the sidewalk complimented my t-shirt (I Stand with Missouri Women) and showed me her tattoo that read LIBERAL.
We chatted about how hard it is to live here as progressives.
I am thinking: This is wild. She might be a police spy, or am I just very lucky to have run onto her? I gave her both my personal contact card and my Indivisible card, and we parted.
The parade started with motorcycle cops in the lead and I let them get over a block away before even considering jumping in. I was right by the judges’ grandstand and after introducing the three judges, the announcer started talking about the parade theme: Diversity and how people come to America’s shores blah blah blah. And I thought: It has to be right now! So I jumped in and stopped the parade holding my sign Babies are in cages above my head.
I remember no sound. My experience was just everyone looking at me with their mouths hanging open. Two parade organizers came along in their golf cart. The woman said, OK. You’ve made your point. Will you let us have our parade now? I stood stationary. They conferred and decided to invite me to march in the parade with my sign so the parade could proceed.
Meanwhile, I see two cops approaching on foot. The first one gets there and agrees that I can join the parade. The second one isn’t having it; orders me out of the street. I don’t move. He snatches my sign, whirls me around and cuffs me. Starts pushing me toward the curb.
The crowd cheers my arrest. All they want is a parade to celebrate America. The organizers are visibly disturbed, shouting at the crowd: “What is wrong with you? Stop it!”
But kids will ask their parents what was that that happened today, and that is what I wanted. And the organizers were conflicted. That tension within individuals is what I hoped for as well.
The cops are taking me to their car on a side street and I see that woman I just met filming or photographing with her phone!!!!! She has my email address, so surely she will send it! How serendipitous is that?
Oh, a thing a cop said before they put me in the car: “She’s one of those.” (I had incurred a charge of failure to obey an officer on two different days recently with the Poor People’s Campaign.) The arresting officer said, “Yeah, I figured it out. I recognize her.” I dare not jaywalk from now on[.]
Then I spent time with two delightful women in the holding cell having great conversation about injustices. A holding cell is a terrific place to organize! I will be taking one of them to vote for her first time ever! She got released first, and by the time I got home, she had friended me on Facebook.
And the bail bondswoman was like-minded and thrilled with what I had done; took a photo of me with my sign to share with her mother and her one like-minded sibling. And gave me a discount!
Court date: August 8.
Charge: Failure to obey.
Sue Gibson’s sign (front and back):
What a badass – civil disobedience, getting arrested, and organizing in a holding cell. Is this a great country, or what?
Someone posted video of Sue Gibson’s arrest on a community social media page.
Some of the comments on the page:
Run her ass over!
Well that’s a little violent. I hope you’re not actually suggesting someone commit voluntary manslaughter.
Stay out of the road.
…when you serve your country, you are preserving not only the rights of your family and friends, but the rights of Americans who don’t always share your beliefs. These individuals are your country, your fellow citizens, not “morons,” and are entitled to express opinions. She harmed no one, she made her statement, and she knew her consequences. You may need someone to stand up like that for you some day.
…when you impede traffic, a parade, or any other flow of moving vehicles you are a moron she could have chosen a better way to show her beliefs/opinion
…although her protest may have stopped a parade celebrating freedom, she is free to make that choice. The fact that you resort to name callling says something about how her behavior affected you, not about her.
Since this is Independence Day, and you are celebrating it in the way you choose, because we are free, I think it’s terrific that this person made a choice to show her concern for immigrant children in a way that harmed none of you, but caused all of you to express your feelings as well. Happy Independence Day. We are free, and we have a duty to make sure we stay free. That means we are free to express our opinions.
Go, read all of the comments.
Be the badass on the right (June 29, 2018)
On Saturday morning approximately 500 individuals attended the Families Belong Together rally and march which started in front of the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri. The event was one of around 700 rallies and marches held across the country yesterday in opposition to Donald Trump’s (r) policies of separating immigrant children from their parents and placing them in concentration camps.
Organizers from campaigns and the “No on Propisition A” (opposed to “right to get paid less”) campaign worked the crowd.
The jury is still out on that in Donald Trump’s (r) America.
There were a number of speakers at the rally.
And then they marched.
Activism is about showing up, registering to vote, getting the vote out, and voting.
That was so last century (June 30, 2018)
The triumph of privatization (June 30, 2018)