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Call Speaker Ryan NOW!

Don't forget to call Speaker Ryan at 1-888-422-4555 today!

You will be connected to a hub dialer through the social justice organization NETWORK, better known as Nuns on a Bus.

Leave a message reminding Ryan that our Constitution charges the government with the responsibilities of advancing American values that "establish justice, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty."

No cuts to Medicaid. No changes to the ACA that endanger the coverage and protections that Americans currently have under the plan. Coverage must remain available, affordable, and just.

Today is the first day of Lent, and speaker Ryan claims to be a practicing Catholic. You don't have to be Catholic to remind him to walk the walk by espousing policies that advance social justice values.

A Call To Action begins tomorrow and will continue

through the 40 days of Lent. It's sponsored by the Catholic social justice group NETWORK (aka "Nuns On A Bus".

We'll be calling Catholic Republican legislators to remind them to actually practice what they claim to believe by working to protect the poor and the marginalized, by being responsible stewards of the environment, and by bridging (rather than creating) divisions.

While this action is being sponsored by a Catholic group, it focuses solely on social justice issues consistent with Democratic and progressive principles.

The second link is a PDF calendar, hub dialer phone numbers, and a sample script.



Wolf just reduced Marsha Blackburn to a stammering fool

over her claim that her town hall was full of outside agitators.

Only voters from her district were allowed to RSVP, IDs were checked as people entered, and she asked for a show of hands of people from her district before she took a single question.

She stuttered and stammered something about being told that there were a lot of out of state plates on the cars in the parking lot.

What's the policy on posting a Go Fund Me link?

One of the students at the high school where I teach is raising funds for an orphanage/refuge in Nigeria. (The student herself is a Nigerian refugee).

Am I allowed to post the link? Thanks for your help!


Big talking chicken shit Rep. Pete King will not be holding a town hall.

While he is not my representative, everyone here on LI knows tough talking Peter King. This is what the big shot had to say about "traumatized" anti-Trump protesters shortly after the election:

C’mon, have some guts, have some nerve, get out there, we’re supposed to be a great country. Are these the morons we’re counting on to be leaders in the future?”

Why no town hall, Mr. King? C'mon, have some guts, have some nerve, get out there....


Interesting factoid about Mar-a-Largo

From wiki:
Heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post...envisioned the house as a future winter retreat for American presidents and foreign dignitaries, and following her death in 1973 it was bequeathed to the nation. However, successive presidents declined to use the mansion, which was returned to Post's estate in 1980 and in 1985 was purchased by Donald Trump.

It's never too late to start.

I just got a phone call from a woman who knocked out my headlight while she was parallel parking back in early November. Like me, she is in her 60's.

The day of the fender bender, I was wearing Hillary gear, and she told me that she was a supporter as well, but was keeping it relatively quiet due to the verbal abuse she had received at work in our very red area of a very blue state. (She worked at a hair salon, so one can only imagine what a pile on it must have been, given the number of people who had the opportunity to hurl invective.)

The next day, she mailed me a check for the damage and enclosed a note saying she hoped we would succeed on election day.

Out of the blue, she called me this morning. "I know you were involved and hope you can tell me how to volunteer. I'm haunted by what happened. I want to do something to make sure it never happens again."


The Russians claim to have been in touch with Trump's campaign

before the election.

Tweety is covering the story in his next segment.

Why is there so much anger at Republican district town halls?

Aren't these the people who voted for Trump and the Republican promise to repeal and replace the ACA? They got who they wanted as president and will be getting what they wanted in health care policy. Why are they so angry?

The more I see it, the more I wonder exactly how Trump won.

The Republicans are working hard to keep Pence clean,

so that they can seamlessly slip him into the highest office in the land.

If Trump is tainted by pre-election illegality or ethical breaches, then so is Pence. The ticket should be held to account. Pence either knew what was going on or he is so dimwitted and easily manipulated that he has no business being president.

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