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Spontaneous We Shall Overcome Breaks out

As American Hero John Lewis remains return in to the US Capitol for the evening. There will be a departure ceremony for him tomorrow morning on his way to Atlanta.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

And there we have it. Back over 1000 deaths today

Thanks Obama..... you and Biden stopped testing and look what happened

( sarcasm thing added )
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Jul 21, 2020, 09:50 PM (12 replies)

Wow, people showed Jamie Harrison a lot of love

South Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison (D) pulled in nearly $14 million in the second quarter of the year in his effort to defeat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), setting a statewide fundraising record in the process, The Hill reports.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:35 PM (4 replies)

Tinfoil hat time

I am now envisioning a scenario where after President Trump gets crushed in November, on Jan 19, he resigns office so President Pence can Pardon him. President for a day Pence carries the title POtUS and the Secret Service detail and cost to the taxpayers that go along with it, and Trump has nothing to worry about.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Jun 22, 2020, 11:34 PM (8 replies)

Speaker Pelosi went there (potus weight)

Source: CNN

He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group — morbidly obese, they say” — Speaker Pelosi to
on CNN

Read more: CNN.com
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon May 18, 2020, 09:26 PM (42 replies)

Jim McGovern, One of the most progressive MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Could use a little help. It is a small thing but Jim McGovern has been out front on every important progressive issue in the last decade.

There is a popularity contest that has come down to him and the Mayor of Boston. Marty is a good guy too but Jim is the real deal.

If you can. Please vote for Jim in this poll

Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun May 10, 2020, 10:58 PM (4 replies)

Another Trump Appointee cashing in

I am sure we are all shocked by this.

Senate Intel chair’s brother-in-law also dumped stock the day before market crash
Before the coronavirus outbreak upended the markets, a Trump appointee sold shares worth between $97,000 and $280,000, according to a financial disclosure document first published by ProPublica.

The mid-February sell-off by Gerald Fauth came on the same day that his brother-in-law, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), , who is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sold a significant percentage of his stocks — between $628,000 and $1.72 million, ProPublica previously reported. The Justice Department is investigating the trade, a person familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

Fauth sold shares in six companies, including oil companies BP, Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell, which have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Fauth was appointed by Trump to be a member of the three-person National Mediation Board, a federal agency that facilitates labor-management relations within the nation’s railroad and airline industries, in 2017. He was previously a lobbyist and ran his own transportation economic consulting firm, G.W. Fauth & Associates.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed May 6, 2020, 10:23 PM (6 replies)

It is the volunteers who will save us

Lacking a national plan, small groups of volunteers are pulling together to do incredible things.

There is a group on Cape Cod that started making face shields and have created thousands of them at no cost to the government or to the healthcare workers they are delivering them to. Incredible article below.

More than 40 Cape Codders are helping front-line emergency and healthcare workers by creating face shields with their 3D printers.

Nearly 2,000 of the shields have been made and distributed to Cape Cod Healthcare, local first responders and other healthcare workers. The shields, consisting of a plastic visor and a sheet of clear plastic that covers the face, is one part of the personal protective equipment worn by nurses and others treating COVID-19 patients. It helps cover the eyes and face and acts as a supplement to face masks worn over the mouth and nose.

The effort is being coordinated by the Cape Cod Makers, a nonprofit group of hobbyists who run the Launchpad, a makerspace at the Harwich Cultural Center. Member Mike Looney, director of career and technical education at the Mashpee schools, was contacted by a co-worker who had a relative working at Cape Cod Hospital to ask if he could use the school's 3D printers to help with protective gear. After reviewing information online, Looney decided to look into making face shields. He reached out to a friend off Cape who was making them, and enlisted his fellow makers to see if there was a realistic way to scale up production.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:56 PM (4 replies)

From Congressman John Lewis, American Hero

Source: Mr Lewis office release

December 29, 2019

ATLANTA – U.S. Rep. John Lewis today released the following statement:

“I have been in some kind of fight - for freedom, equality, basic human rights - for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.

This month in a routine medical visit, and subsequent tests, doctors discovered Stage IV pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis has been reconfirmed.

While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases; that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were; that I have a fighting chance.

So I have decided to do what I know to do; what I have always done: I am going to fight it, and keep fighting for the Beloved Community. We still have bridges to cross.

To my constituents: Being your representative in Congress is the honor of a lifetime. I will return to Washington in coming days to continue our work and begin my treatment plan, which will occur over the next several weeks. I may miss a few votes during this period, but with God’s grace I will be back on the front lines soon.

Please keep me in your prayers as I begin this journey.”


Read more: Link to source

I have not seen this posted, but Mr Lewis is a true American Hero. Any and all prayers, best wishes, however you convey hope, please do so.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:01 PM (31 replies)

West Point code https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2019/11/17/west-point-alumni-pompeo

Should be reminded of the Honor Code. The person they are supporting in this mafia administration is violating the code and they are too.

"A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do


Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Nov 18, 2019, 10:26 AM (3 replies)
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