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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hearing Refugees' Voices: When She Sings, Her Voice Carries Far
Refugees are still coming, or trying to. This week, resettlement groups sued Trump's latest racist move to block brown people from our pristine shores even as Portland announced more asylum-seekers - added to hundreds we gladly welcomed, housed and fed this summer and thousands already here - are en route. And to honor the UN World Children's Day, our own Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus - 34 girls from 22 countries - sang a new song of hope. Listen, and give.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Final Word From A Madman
Despite Gordon Sondland's explosive testimony implicating the Mob-Boss-In-Chief and his minions in impeachable crimes, a fat, old, orange lunatic then lumbered out to his lawn to shout to dutifully waiting reporters that "it's all over." As evidence, he repeatedly, frantically shriek-read from sky-high, 6th-grade notes declaiming, “I WANT NOTHING. I WANT NOTHING. I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO." Because he has the best words, and he's fine. A good day for gleeful Twitter, also democracy.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Our Better Angels
On this date 156 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was asked to offer "a few appropriate thoughts" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. His ensuing, towering Gettysburg Address - a mere 271 words - sought to heal the losses and divisions of the just-ended Civil War, bequeath to his weary people a renewed sense of unity and hope, and spur them to take up "the great task remaining before us" - a "new birth of freedom." By and for the people. To remind us what is possible.
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Hell To The Yeah
On Tuesday, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's impeachment testimony featured more dramatic, damning evidence, a poignant thank you to his father for leaving the Soviet Union 40 years ago to live in a country “free of fear,” and a killer mic drop in response to fake farmer Devin Nunes' smears. When Nunes began another pointless query on the whistleblower with " Mr. Vindman," the good solider firmly cut him off with, "It's Lieutenant Colonel Vindman." What God made Twitter for.
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Monday, November 18, 2019
North Korea to Trump: See You Soon In Your Dreams, Sucker!
Art of the Incompetent Deal Redux: Look, murderous despot Kim Jong-Un has played our hapless Dear Leader again. Desperate to restart nuclear talks, Trump dodged Kim's calling Joe Biden a “rabid dog” who should be “beaten to death with a stick” to urge Kim to " get the deal done," gaily signing off, "See you soon!" No, actually, said Kim, who declared, “We will no longer gift the US president with something to brag about" for nothing in return. We know how he feels.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Israel Is Killing Children Asleep In Their Homes. Humans. Not Numbers. Again.
The reign of terror, which we help fund, goes on. In two days of airstrikes, Israel has killed 34 Palestinians packed into the open-air prison that is Gaza, and injured over 111; many victims were children. Among the dead was a family of eight - three adults, five kids - slaughtered as they slept; the only survivor was a one-month-old girl. Among the distraught young survivors is G hassan: "Bombs is all over me, I don't be a number...Don't leave us alone in Gaza."
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Best-Selling-and-Scamming Son In the World
Grifters Gotta Grift Contd: Don Jr. has sparked a new drama wherein a U of Florida student body president faces impeachment for using school fees to "further enrich" the elder evil spawn when he spoke there. Meanwhile, Don's moved on to hawking his book - "Fox News you can read on the toilet" - improbably #1 on the (fake) NY Times bestseller list thanks to a GOP bulk buy. Thanks to pranksters, it also boasts a new title: “Daddy, Please Love Me."
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Monday, November 11, 2019
For The Simple Cause Of Justice
Chanting "Liberté Ou la Mort!" and bearing muskets, pitchforks and cane knives, over 500 black people marched 26 miles through former plantations in Louisiana this weekend to recreate this country's largest but long-overlooked slave uprising. The radical re-imagining by artist Dread Scott sought to focus on emancipation not oppression, to not just memorialize the slaves' history but to honor their agency, humanity and valor. "This is a freedom march," he says. "These people were heroes."
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Cadet Bone Spurs Tells the People He Rips Off, Trash Talks, Exploits and Blocks They Are Why the Nation Thrives In Freedom, and It Does Not Go Well
So the guy whose slimy daddy got him five free passes from our imperial wars, whose party has blocked 56 veterans' bills, who's stolen millions from vets' charities, trash-talked Gold Star families, blocked 500,000 VoteVets members, tried to ban disabled vets from selling their sad wares near his gold palace and once evicted a vet with a therapy dog was just booed and shunned at NYC's Veterans Day Parade as he extolled "the righteous might" of the US military. Shameless hypocrisy thy name is.
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Friday, November 8, 2019
Okay Kids Do Your Thing
It seems Trump's desperate quest to find a public sports event that won't boo him off the planet has already run into a couple of glitches: The handlers of the Baby Trump balloon quickly raised enough money to get their VIP (very important protester) to the game, and Alabama's earlier warning to students not to engage in "disruptive behavior" clarified, after backlash, that it " strongly affirms its belief in free speech." So yeah. Let the booing begin.
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