Saturday, May 8, 2021
What I've thought and said for some time. It's either the Republican Party or our United States of America, no overstatement. Understand, Americans, the Republicans and their political party are attacking our vote, our votes, our elections and our democracy. Doanld Trump, his followers and Mitch McConnell and their political party cannot win.
From Heather Cox Richardson, once more. No one evaluates what's going on politically in America currently any better and informs, instructs us all.
Wishing a posthumous very happy birthday today to Missouri's own Harry S Truman, born this day, May 8, 1884 and thank goodness.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Yes, Mr. and Mrs. America, the Republicans and their Republican Party know they're so deeply umpopular with Americans across the nation, they have to make it tougher to the point of impossible for us, fellow taxpaying American citizens to vote.
Apply this to today.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Lonnie McFadden asks an excellent very legitimate question on the PBS program, "Bird: Not Out of Nowhere."
Robert Reich rightly calls out the Republicans for who and what they are and work for. I love who he put on the opening screen, don't you?
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
First birthday up today, wishing a very happy, if posthumous, birthday today to one Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Audrey Hepburn, born this day, May 4, 1919. Second, a happy birthday to Walter Maynard Ferguson, born May 4, 1928. Then there's Richard Anthony Monsour, known professionally as Dick Dale, born May 4, 1937. Next up, a happy birthday to Tyrone D. Fettson or Tyrone D. Branch, professionally known as Tyrone Davis, born this day, May 4, 1938. On to Robert Alan Deal, born either May 4, 1951 or April 4, 1955, known professionally as Mick Mars,co-founder of Motley Crue. And a very happy birthday to Randy Bruce Traywick, known professionally as Randy Travis, born this day, May 4, 1959. Finally today, happy birthday to Lance Bass of NSync, born this day, May 4, 1979.
Monday, May 3, 2021
A lot of crooners born today. First up, the unequaled Pete Seeger, botn this day, May 3,1919. Next up, the King of Soul, the one, the only James Brown, born this day, May 3, 1933. Next is Frankie Valli, born this day, May 3, 1934. On to Mary Hopkin, born this day, May 3, 1950, because those were the days. On to Christopher Cross, born this day, May 3, 1951. Finally today, our last crooner born this day, May 3, 1977, Eric Church. Happy birthday to these and all. Including one Greg Camp.
Yes, Missouri's Senator Josh Hawley is getting coverage on media and social media---but it's not positive. It's fair but it's not in his favor. Here's one good example. Vote him out, Missouri. Let's get this known treasonous, traitorous, self-serving seditionist and insurrectionist out of office soon as possible.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Yes, fellow Missourians, did you see where, last week, our own Senator Josh Hawley was the ONLY SENATOR to vote against a hate crimes law? At a time when Asian Americans are being accosted and assaulted more and more lately, he actually voted AGAINST a bill that would work against these racist hate crimes.
Republicans across the country in different states are pushing for more "right to carry" laws so virtually any of us can have a gun, a weapon on us anywhere, everywhere, at any given place or time in our cities and on our streets. This is what that gets us.
The Republican Party's response to President Biden's speech to Congress this week was given by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolins. He is Black, in case anyone doesn't know that and he said America isn't racist.Really, Senator Scott?
“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Americans need to know we can change this. I think we all know we should, that it's not good.
Yes, America. It's time. Time to make Washington, DC a state. No more taxation without representation.
That we never forget.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Yes sir and ma'am, Kansas City. If you're a contributor to KCPT, rest assured, Kansas City Public Television will cover the white person's point of view. And they'll do so with more white males than anyone else.
Two things, immediately, we especially need in and from Washington, besides the American Jobs Plan. The two things we need: First we must end the fillibuster at long last so minorities in Congress can't and don't block what most of the nation needs and wants. Second, we must follow that by passing the For the People Act. It would end any political party's ability to gerrymander voting districts for their own benefit, ends dark money in our elections and increases, adds ethics rules to our government. This is good for all and important for the nation. We must. Please sontact your Senators and tell them to vote for SR1 in the Senate. Thanks, in advance.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
A lot of people, myself included, weren't sure how far Joe Biden as President would go with Progressive ideas. Last night gave great hope. We saw the disaster trickle down economics was in Kansas. We knew better.
Yes, what, exactly, the Democrats must do, at long last, to break the logjam that is the Republican Party in Congress currently. Then, once that's ended, we must pass the For the People Act so we end gerrymandering, get the dark money out of our elections and put ethics back in government. We must.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
After this speech tonight from President Biden to Congress, could we now, at long last, be done with the Right Wing & Republican Party idea that he can't speak in public and/or, worse, that he has dementia?
I don't think enough Americans realize what Republicans are doing and trying to do to our vote and votes, to our elections. That they even tried in Georgia to disenfranchise fellow citizens is horrible enough. That it has now expanded to 46 more states threatens our Democracy, no overstatement. Fortunately, people like Stacey Abrams, from Georgia are doing their best to get the word out across the nation. So what can we do? Glad you asked. Please support the For the People Act Contact your/our Senators today. Tell them to vote for and support it. Thanks in advance.Let's do this. We must.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
It's not bad enough the Republicans tried to deny our entire presidential election---and some still are. It wasn't bad enough they then began attempts at vote suppression in Georgia and then took it to 47 other states. No, all that wasn't bad enough. Now they want to punish Americans for our First Amendment right of Free Speech, too. As always, click on picture for larger picture, easier reading.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Happy birthday to our one and only Ella Jane Fitzgerald! Botn this day, April 25, 1917! Shown here with Kansas City's own Duke Ellington. Thanks for all that great, great music, Lady Ella!