Gag This, Son

Well, it looks like poor goombah Mikey Cohen’s attempt to gag his tormentor from going on the teevee and making him look dumb. I was wondering if a judge duct taped Avenatti up and put him to sleep with the fishes.

Then, Lawrence O’Donnell came on while I was eating dinner.

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Yeah, it was as funny to the poor judge as it was to me.

Mikey, if you don’t want to be prosecuted on RICO action, ya might want to not be acting like a wannabe mobster who never got made.

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GM: Power’d by HEMI and GURLZ

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One of America’s most iconic companies goes full #MeToo and gets #WOKE.

Full #BIGLY even.

With one HR announcement, General Motors joins Hershey as the only two Fortune 500 companies to employ both female CEO (chief executive officer) and CFO (chief financial officer) in their elite C-suites.   Mary Bara has been GM’s CEO since 2014.  On Wednesday, they announced the hiring of Dhivya Suryadevara as their CFO.

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That Law of Unintended Consequences

A lot of liberals screaming for “open primaries in 2016 may have gotten a surprise lesson in “be careful what you wish for.” Granted, what they are all seeing transpire this year has been going on since 2012, this is the first time it has been a page one story.

The way primaries operate in California is that everyone’s name — of every political party — has their name put in a giant pot. People are given one vote for Governor and Senator.

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In this unofficially named “Jungle Primary,” two top vote-getters face each other in a “jungle runoff.” In a progressive state, this commonly ends with two liberals facing off against one another. While this makes for a higher-quality general election, it does deal out unintended hands. I’ll discuss two that may be playing out this year.

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1. No one polling has modeled Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom anywhere other than first place. Former L.A. Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa had been a solid 2nd. If he were to be a jungle 2nd, the probability of Trump-republicans Getting Out the Vote dips significantly. They are territorial, and they are programmed to refuse participation in Democratic activities. This is an unintended gift for progress. But, Trump-republican strategists adjusted their defense.

Trump coalesced his support behind an endorsement of the Trump-republican candidate, Johnny Cox. In recent polls, Cox is trending over Villaraigosa for 2nd. If he gets on the ballot, it will aid the alt-right down ballot. So, maybe a bit of support, late, for Tony?

Still, GO GAVIN!

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2 In Orange County, the unintended consequences may really hurt the Resistance. Trump-republican party right wing officials there are confident that they have the Blue Wave defended.

The ‘red wave,’ is the one you’ll see in June,” ~Fred Whitaker, chair of the trump-Republican Party of Orange County.

Whitaker is confident because he knows that the liberal resistance to trump and the rabidly obstructionist and destructive congress has inspired a super-saturation of competing candidates in this “jungle primary. None of the liberal candidates are finding traction, which could lead to all-Republican general elections in seats that would otherwise be ripe for flipping Blue.

This could affect the Democratic chances of subverting Fascist rule with a people-powered Blue Wave.  It’s not all doom and gloom, though.

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All I have to say is I hope that Democrats over-perform like has never been seen in Orange county!

In California. Go big blue. It’s up to all of us. Just get up and get out the vote!

Gavin Newsom for Governor Rally at Disney Studios [VIDEO]

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My Jamaican Queen, Dax and I were invited by Sen. Kamala Harris’ staff to attend a campaign rally at Disney Studios in L.A. for Gavin Newsom.  His kickoff rally in his 2018 Gubernatorial campaign.   So, of course we went and were hooked up with front-row seats.  Great time. Gavin and Kamala both spoke and gave a lot of us a hope that we had all been lacking since the “election” of Trump in 2016.

All studio unions were represented, with the Teamsters leading the way.  Just as Gavin said:  “Trump wants to take California.  He won’t.”  Sure as hell won’t.

We both took a ton of pics, which Dax edited into this electric video. The song she used to soundtrack it is “Let’s Get it Started,” by the Black Eyed Peas. It was the song that was played leading to Gain and Kamala’s entrance to the auditorium. I’m thinking that the staff who chose it deserves a thank you card from the DNC, who should license this for every Democratic rally in the Wave midterm campaign season!

Net Neutrality Still Has Life In It

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Republican Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and John Kennedy (Louisiana) all voted YES on the procedural motion to get the “resolution of disapproval” for the bill that had formerly scrapped Net Neutrality to the floor for a vote.  Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), this is possible.  With these Republicans behaving uncharacteristically SANE, this bill made it to the floor, where today, it was passed 52-47.

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Now, the resolution goes to the U.S. Congress to be voted on.  Should they do the duty that their electorate sent them to Washington to do, it will make it to Trump’s mini-desk to likely be vetoed by the Nazi-prince of the idiot mafia.  After our disgraced President wipes his ass with it, chances are very good that it will DIE a lonely death.  Little chance to keep it alive, because DEMOCRATS would need a 2/3 majority to have his obstructionist VETO properly FUCKED OFF.

Yes.  To override our idiot-wannabe autocrat’s VETO, America would need to give the anti-Nazi Democratic Party a 2/3 majority over the obstructionist, anti-American Nazi-Republican Party.  It’s as simple as that.

If you want internet, stand the HELL up and kick these NAZI’s out of power.  Ask yourself, do you hate brown people SO MUCH that you would sacrifice your own life so that obscenely rich ASSHOLES can get richer?

Do you hate brown people so much that your satisfaction with how harsh a VILE Nazi rich-boy draft dodging rapist tries to erase President Obama from U.S. history “trumps” your own survival?

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If this is true then you truly are deplorable and deserve what you have coming.  That and we won’t be fighting to save you from yourselves.   You can wallow in your filth without internet, health care, or self-respect.

If this is true, let’s see if Russia would even allow you in their country.  Truth is, you’re fighting to be a LOSER without a country, because you’re fighting to DESTROY this country for one who would put a bullet in your empty skull before they’d allow migrant-you to set a foot on their polluted shores.

If you’re an elected leader and you want to remain so — want to avoid complicity after-the-fact with a true-to-life coup of the U.S. Government, you better wake the HELL up and do your job.  Your job is not to tug on the urine-stained pant-legs of an idiot mobster.

On Side Gigging

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In the process of helping someone journal online.  Someone running for a public office.  OK, so it’s a little more than helping someone journal 🙂

Helping the process of choosing group focus.  Not to mention how to reach them.

Helping navigate privacy and security concerns.

Then, the voice.  The writing structure and (ugh) the editing.

There’s the corralling and herding the different social media outlets and backdoors into modern promotion.

I enjoy one-offs where I don’t have to commit to even medium-term contractual obligations.  Oh christ, no managing full promotional teams.  Just setting it up is fun.  Using a lot of my skills and experience to arm party-busses for battle and defense from it.   It’s good to keep the mind stretching over the edges of the box as often as you can in life.

Back to the “grind.”

BREAKING Bernie News!

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According to reports, Bernie Sanders has taken a job in the private sector with the ACA.  Seems the ACA has been doing tons of research on the Bern-or-Bust superhero’s powers!  Seems that whenever Bernie endorses cancer, it loses all will and folds!

Black and Blue Hand

The other day, someone sent out a request that we “Resisters” send all of our Republican “friends” a nice holiday card with a black reindeer on a sleigh being pulled by a bunch of gay reindeer (although, I don’t know how you’d draw gay worker beasts in action, but I digress).

I thought, why not take it a step further.  I think someone should send all Republican elected assholes a nice card with a black hand on it to let them all know what they need to keep their eyes open for.

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BTW:  This is a nod to the letters our Irish pals all got in Peaky Blinders.

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Kneeling out of Respect for the Fallen

A lot has been said about Colin Kaepernick and what he was doing / wasn’t doing as our national anthem was playing that day he took a knee.

The rabid racist right wing took the trump administration lead and claimed that Colin was doing it to disrespect our military.  To disrespect our glorious flag and Francis Scott’s song we adopted as our national anthem.  People have been herded into an angry corral of race-hate and bitterness.

Unfortunately, like so many things coming out of the trump administration and the republican right, these people are being mislead by people who simply want to con people and divide Americans against one another.

In reality, Colin Kaepernick was influenced in his decision to take a knee by his friend — a decorated Green Beret, Nate Boyer.

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“Soldiers take a knee in front of a fallen brother’s grave, you know, to show respect. When we’re on a patrol, you know, and we go into a security halt, we take a knee, and we pull security.”

There was no disrespect intended towards anyone.  It was a moment of silence meant to draw attention to the systematic racism inherent in the near-genocidal deaths of innocent black men and boys at the hands of white police officers.  Murders that not a single one was prosecuted.  It was a peaceful, respectful call for a wholesale change in our culture towards peace and a newfound love for fellow man.

The following video is from an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher that explains what the whole thing was and wasn’t about, and why good folk shouldn’t be judgemental and full of hate toward Colin Kaepernick because of this innocent and respectful protest.