Fired Up. Ready To Go

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  1. March 20, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Still miss him and the spark he brought to life every day!

  2. March 20, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Happy Nowruz 2023 !!

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s message for 2023

    Nowruz marks new beginnings.
    A “new day”.
    A new year.
    The arrival of spring and rebirth of nature.
    For more than 300 million people around the world, it is a time for family and friends to come together, reflect on the past and look forward to a brighter future.
    Nowruz is also a celebration of humanity’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. And a chance – for all of us – to be guided by its values of peace, dialogue and solidarity:
    To reaffirm our commitment to human rights and dignity;
    To promote mutual respect and reconciliation;
    To protect the planet and live in harmony with nature.
    As we celebrate Nowruz, let us choose hope and compassion, embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, and work together to building a more peaceful, more sustainable and more inclusive world for all.
    May this Nowruz bring you joy, good health and prosperity.

  3. March 20, 2023 at 7:11 pm

  4. March 20, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Karine Jean-Pierre

    Two new criminal abortion bans are now law in Wyoming. This is yet another assault on safe and effective medication the FDA approved over 20 years ago, and will put women’s health and lives at risk.

  5. March 20, 2023 at 7:21 pm

  6. March 20, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Michael Beschloss

    Looks as if there will be a lot of ketchup on the wall this weekend.

  7. March 20, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Biden Drops The Veto Hammer On Marjorie Taylor Greene

    • March 20, 2023 at 7:25 pm

      Biden said in his veto message to the House:

      “I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 30, a resolution that would disapprove of the Department of Labor’s final rule titled “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.”

      The Department of Labor’s final rule protects the hard‑earned life savings and pensions of tens of millions of workers and retirees across the country. It allows retirement plan fiduciaries to make fully informed investment decisions by considering all relevant factors that might impact a prospective investment, while ensuring that investment decisions made by retirement plan fiduciaries maximize financial returns for retirees.

      There is extensive evidence showing that environmental, social, and governance factors can have a material impact on markets, industries, and businesses. But the Republican-led resolution would force retirement managers to ignore these relevant risk factors, disregarding the principles of free markets and jeopardizing the life savings of working families and retirees. In fact, this resolution would prevent retirement plan fiduciaries from taking into account factors, such as the physical risks of climate change and poor corporate governance, that could affect investment returns. “ (politicus.usa)

  8. March 20, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    A Four-Decade Secret: One Man’s Story of Sabotaging Carter’s Re-election
    A prominent Texas politician said he unwittingly took part in a 1980 tour of the Middle East with a clandestine agenda.
    by Peter Baker

  9. March 20, 2023 at 7:28 pm

  10. March 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Meidas Touch
    We don’t want Donald Trump to go to prison because we disagree with him politically.
    We want Donald Trump to go to prison because he is a criminal.

  11. March 20, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    TRUMP: “The State Department, the defense bureaucracy, the intelligence services, and all of the rest need to be completely overhauled and reconstituted to fire the Deep Staters and put America first.”

    More important though, after the purge of the “Deep Staters,”
    he would “reconstitute” the country’s destroyed defenses, presumably by stacking the agencies with his own loyalists.

    His former national security director, John Bolton, has said that Trump would have pulled the United States out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if he been re-elected in 2020. Via the Wapo:

    During his presidency, Trump frequently sought to undermine the alliance,
    accusing its members of being “delinquents” and repeatedly telling aides he wanted to leave it. According to the New York Times, Trump told his top national security officials that he did not understand why the military alliance existed, and often described it as a drain on the U.S.

    Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, one of Trump’s former chiefs of staff, has also been described as saying that “one of the most difficult tasks he faced with Trump was trying to stop him from pulling out of NATO.”

    much more: (https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/trump-picks-an-enemy-us?utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web)

  12. March 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm


    Idaho: passes execution by firing squad

  13. March 20, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    Democracy Docket

    Tomorrow, SCOTUS is going to release decisions in argued cases. We’re keeping a close eye to see the Court will issue opinions in either of the two major voting rights cases: Merrill v. Milligan and Moore v. Harper.👀

  14. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2023 at 1:04 am

    Just spotted this, posted by one of the Ted Lasso cast members at the White House today to talk with the President and First Lady about mental health …

    Truthfully, I haven’t seen the show (may have to check it out!), but this is priceless!

  15. 25 jer44
    March 21, 2023 at 9:42 am

  16. March 21, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    South Carolina Republicans float the death penalty for abortion
    GOP lawmakers in South Carolina have proposed giving personhood to fertilized eggs, meaning people who obtain abortions could be charged with homicide.
    Ja’han Jones

    “As with a nationwide abortion ban, implementing cruel and unusual punishment for abortion — the right to which was federally protected until mere months ago — is an idea that has moved from the fringes of the conservative movement into actual policy. (Even some anti-abortion groups are against criminalizing abortion seekers.)

    Nonetheless, right-wing depravity on this issue is quite evident in South Carolina, where more than a dozen lawmakers have signed on to a bill that could result in a death sentence for anyone who has an abortion.”


    —Death Penalty (see above) = firing squad preferably?

  17. March 21, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    The GOP’s strategy for protecting Trump? Target the prosecutors
    Republican Party leaders — and former VP Mike Pence — attacked Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg over rumors that a Trump indictment is looming. Note the trend.
    By Ja’han Jones

  18. March 21, 2023 at 1:50 pm

  19. March 21, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    The Federalist Society Isn’t Quite Sure About Democracy Anymore
    After recent Supreme Court wins, the society’s youth arm debates the next stage for the conservative legal movement.

  20. March 21, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Fox … host struggles to define “woke”, says it doesn’t have a definition:

    “Democrats want to get you in an argument where if you have to define ‘wokeism’ as if the Webster’s Dictionary is defining it. That’s not what it is.

    It could be feeling, it could be a sense.”

    (Kat Abu)

  21. March 21, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Give Ms. Ringold all her flowers.

  22. March 21, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Baltimore City Public Schools

  23. March 21, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    • March 21, 2023 at 1:58 pm

      “It is run of the mill public law enforcement in this country and we do it all the time.
      And there is no reason why a former president should be magically immune from the same legal system that just in the past 3 years has put handcuffs on 13 state senators, 17 state represenatives, one serving congressman, one former congressman, the Delaware State Auditor, the NC Republican Party Chair, the Insurance Commissioner of Georgia and too many city councilors, alderman county executives and mayors to count.

      It happens all the time.
      It really does not have to be the end of the world. And anybody telling you that if there is there an indictment of this particular former public official, there will be a protest like you’ve never seen before, there will be civil war, there will be unstoppable uprising among his supporters, and violence and all the rest. Anyone is telling you that this is the consequence of him being potentially indicted – well that person may be wishing for that. But there’s no reason that something like that is inevitable. This is not something coming up that is extraneous to our system and we need to invent something new to contend with it.

      The bottom line here is that prosecuting public officials and former public officials, it happens all the time in the United States of Americas.
      And it never engenders violence.
      And it never endangers the country.
      And it doesn’t require our legal system to be fundamentally rethought or dismantled.

      Unless someone wants to try to gin that up.
      And that is what we are contending with now with this particular former public official.”

  24. March 21, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Iraq war veteran

  25. March 21, 2023 at 2:29 pm

  26. March 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Stop requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t need them
    Employers are finally tearing down the “paper ceiling” in hiring.
    Rachel M. Cohen: (https://www.vox.com/policy/23628627/degree-inflation-college-bacheors-stars-labor-worker-paper-ceiling)

  27. March 21, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Can Indian seaweed replace plastic

  28. March 21, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Trump’s Georgia Lawyers Seek to Quash Special Grand Jury Report
    In a new motion, the lawyers asked that the Fulton County district attorney’s office be disqualified from the investigation into election interference in the state in 2020.

  29. March 21, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Congressman Adam Schiff:
    GOP targeting Manhattan DA is right from the autocratic playbook.

  30. March 21, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    “I believe firmly that this generation will be judged by our success or our failure at standing up to a totalitarian impulse in the United States.”

    (Presidential historian, Jon Meacham)

  31. March 21, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Wednesday, March 22


    11 a.m. – Women’s History Month: Celebrating women who tell our stories


  32. March 21, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Solitary Experiments – “Rise Up”

  33. 50 ggail44
    March 21, 2023 at 10:49 pm

  34. 51 Dudette
    March 21, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    Dang! I almost missed Crystal’s birthday!

  35. 52 Dudette
    March 22, 2023 at 12:27 am

    Enjoy! Goodnight!

  36. 53 Dudette
    March 22, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Women’s History is worth celebrating!

  37. March 22, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Which historical women inspire you?

  38. March 22, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    How Black Freedom is Linked to Black Feminism

  39. March 22, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    The Future of Civil Rights

  40. March 22, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    My advice this week, follow @DemocracyDocket.

  41. March 22, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    The Voyager Scholarship

  42. March 22, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Ireen Chikatula

    Dr. Crystal Moten

  43. March 22, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    LA schools closed as workers strike for better wages and conditions

    A massive strike shut down schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and it’s focused on higher wages and better working conditions. This school strike was not initiated by the teachers, who are still under contract, but by some of the district’s lowest-paid employees. Geoff Bennett spoke with Sequoia Carrillo of NPR to discuss the latest on the strike and its impact.


  44. March 22, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    White House Conservation Action Summit

  45. March 22, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    President Biden

    Today, in addition to Nevada’s Avi Kwa Ame, I’m protecting Castner Range in Texas as a National Monument.

    The people of El Paso have fought to protect it for 50 years.
    Their work paid off.

    Now, it’ll be preserved for future generations.

    • March 22, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      Today, I’m proud to use my authority to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument – or “Spirit Mountain” – in Nevada.

      It’s one of America’s most beautiful landscapes that’s rich in biodiversity and sacred to so many Tribes who have been there since time immemorial.

  46. March 22, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    President Biden

    I’m issuing a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to consider designating about 777,000 miles in the Pacific Ocean as a new national marine sanctuary.

    That would make it the largest ocean area on the planet with the highest level of protection.

  47. March 22, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    President Biden

    MAGA House Republicans put out extreme budget proposals that would eliminate funding for over 2,000 border patrol agents – undermining our ability to combat drug trafficking.

    My budget keeps our borders secure while expanding legal pathways for migrants seeking asylum.

  48. March 22, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    President Biden

    High-speed internet isn’t a luxury anymore – it’s a necessity.

    For schoolwork, telemedicine, remote work, precision agriculture, and more.

    We’ve brought affordable internet to over 16 million households – and we won’t stop

  49. March 22, 2023 at 1:47 pm

  50. March 22, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    President Biden

  51. March 22, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Arts and Humanities Award Ceremony

  52. March 22, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Sen Rev Raphael Warnock

    @SenBillCassidy. & I are re-introducing the Coast Guard Combat-Injured Tax Fairness Act, which will ensure Coast Guard veterans receive the full benefits they earned through their service.

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle & Capitol should be eager to get this done!

  53. March 22, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Timothy Snyder

  54. March 22, 2023 at 2:09 pm

  55. 75 Dudette
    March 22, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    This oughta be fun! 😃

  56. March 23, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates the Affordable Care Act’s 13th Anniversary and Highlights Record-Breaking Coverage

    During 2023 open enrollment a record high 16.4 million people signed up, with 4.4 million more people enrolled for health insurance under the Biden-Harris Administration since 2021

    New HHS report shows more than 40 million people are currently enrolled in Marketplace or Medicaid expansion coverage related to provisions of the Affordable Care Act — the highest total on record.

    Full: (https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/03/23/biden-harris-administration-celebrates-affordable-care-acts-13th-anniversary-highlights-record-breaking-coverage.html)

  57. March 23, 2023 at 10:25 am

  58. March 23, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Nancy Pelosi

    Today marks the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, as millions of Muslim families around the world renew their faith.

    May this month of self-reflection bring you peace and hope. Ramadan Mubarak!

  59. March 23, 2023 at 10:26 am

  60. March 23, 2023 at 10:29 am

  61. March 23, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Senate Bill 458

    Bill creates strict definition for ‘sex’ legally sidelining intersex, transgender people

    HELENA, Mont. — A bill to create a rigid definition of “sex,” boxing out legal recognition of intersex, nonbinary and transgender people in far-flung references across state law, passed a Senate public health committee late Monday after more than an hour of testimony from opposing sides.

    “It targets us from cradle to grave,” said Rep. Zooey Zephyr, D-Missoula,
    one of the Legislature’s first openly transgender members.
    “This runs counter to the truth of mine, which is I live my life as a woman.
    I live it when I go to bars, when I call on the phone and when I am in this body and this bill runs counter to that. It is rash, it is ill thought out, it is untimely and it is not right for Montana.”

    March 1 2023: (https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/bill-creates-strict-definition-for-sex-legally-sidelining-intersex-and-transgender-peop)

    • March 23, 2023 at 10:54 am


      This may be the worst most offensive anti trans bill in the country. MT really has pulled out all the stops – gets rid of gender distinctions, classifies every human being into basic sex at birth.

      The implication is that enforced to its full extent, it will mandate the state to abolish gender distinctions and replace with attributed sex at birth on state IDs and legal documents. It would enforce bathroom laws, make discrimination against gender diverse people legal (hiring etc), and make same sex marriage illegal (unless married in another state).

      This bill is 60+ pages long and impacts dozens of pieces of MT law. For trans people it is catastrophic. Meanwhile, the bill’s definition of sex flies in the face of all scientific research. If passed by the Senate, signed by the GIanforte and survives court scrutiny, it would damage the University system and economy massively.

      A trans woman friend and longtime prominent professional who has done great things for Montana, said the horror of being forced to put ‘M’ on her driving license and the sole option of a male bathroom, means she’ll leave MT. Says it could be a death sentence for a trans woman to use a male bathroom or be placed in a male prison cell.

      So far SB485 has passed the Montana Senate and on to the House, where it will need to survive a committee vote and three votes on the House floor.

      Heartstopping words…
      At one point my friend told me: “It would be illegal to be me.”

      –Stop SB485 in its tracks–

  62. 83 ggail44
    March 23, 2023 at 12:14 pm

  63. March 23, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    PBO w/BB King and Jaggar.

    —remember every second plus exactly what rockstar President said.

  64. March 23, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Dems say some foreign gifts to Trump remain unaccounted for

    “Today’s preliminary findings suggest again the Trump Administration’s brazen disregard for the rule of law and its systematic mishandling of large gifts from foreign governments, including many lavish personalized gifts that vastly exceed the statutory limit in value but were never reported — some that are still missing today,” Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, said in a statement.

    Eric Tucker: (https://apnews.com/article/trump-foreign-gifts-saudi-oversight-japan-54ae698824250aeb5ff69e281967b515)

    ——Quelle surprise.

  65. March 23, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Charles Coleman: “There are two people you shouldn’t lie to. One is your Mother and the other is your attorney.”

  66. March 23, 2023 at 2:50 pm

  67. March 23, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Cruelty has infected us.

  68. March 23, 2023 at 4:44 pm

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