The best way to organize yourself to make use of this blog is to pay attention to the “categories” and “tags” at the bottom of the home page. Like to make phone calls? Click on the “phone calls” tag. Hate to make phone calls, but have good handwriting? Click on the “postcards” tag. Want to … More Instructions for use!
I’ve been taking a break from resistance work! I’ve been on vacation, doing this and that, working a lot at my paid job, too. And while I’ve been sending no postcards, making no phone calls, taking no polls, and just carrying on with my regular non-resistor life, the craziness just keeps on coming. It’s time … More The crazy train keeps on going…
Deadline: Not sure. Probably really soon. Well, this one’s just a wee bit risky! I’m mesmerized by the slow-moving train wreck of the Senate’s awkward attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. So far, two Republican Senators are holding pretty strong. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Susan Collins deserve our gratitude. (Senator Shelly Moore … More Thank You Thursday 7.27.17
Love the intensity of these images/texts! Statement from the Women’s March. Hard-core! And then this… Teens in quinceañera dresses protesting at the Texas capitol against SB-4 – a bill the governor is signing to ban sanctuary cities across the state.
It’s summertime! I’ve been busy working, and relaxing, and a tiny bit of traveling, and not so much resisting. But I have spent some time, over the past week or two, trying to understand the Republican viewpoint and Trump voters. I haven’t made much progress, but I’m going to continue to chip away at it. … More A little bit of this and that…
Governor Jerry Brown – still making me proud by becoming the de-facto leader on climate change for the United States. Here is his statement today about cities, states, and municipalities moving forward on climate change, in the absence of leadership from the Presidency. But wait! Why isn’t my city (Ukiah) on the list of cities … More Why isn’t my city on the list?
As you know, I like finding little bits of validation for the postcards we send. Here’s an image that Congressman Adam Schiff posted to his Facebook page last week. I like this guy. He manages to be serene, articulate, and direct – all at the same time. Congressman Schiff: “As you might imagine, I receive … More Does it matter?
Well, this is a surprising one. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising to aggressively “enforce federal hate crime laws, countering concerns among civil rights groups and some of his former Senate colleagues that he might put such prosecutions on the back burner.” “I know the responsibility that we have, and we have a responsibility to … More Thank You Thursday 7.6.17
I suppose the progressive wing has always had its share of crazies. Maybe I’m just now noticing it more keenly. Although I’ve always been skeptical of conspiracy theories. (Disclosure: I don’t believe the government is trying to poison us via toxic emissions from airplanes. I just don’t.) But the steady rise of increasingly oddball and … More Civility and conspiracy
Blech. The National Rifle Association has released a really awful video ad that comes pretty close to advocating for violence against “the liberals.” It’s demoralizing to watch. So, I sent the NRA a charming postcard. With a nice watercolor of the American flag on it, painted by my daughter. Address: NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, … More Oppose the promotion of violence
Deadline: June 29, 2017 Those of us in “blue” states can’t do much about the imminent repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I feel like we’re quite helpless. Which is demoralizing. But this is quick and easy! I hesitated on this action for a few days because I couldn’t quite figure it out. But then … More Quick and easy… deadline probably tomorrow