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Category Archives: Politics
Election day! (And, we hope, Good News Tuesday!)
This is the sweetest news I have read in rather a long time. Thank you, Honda!
From Sunday’s email.
“We have endured over a decade of psychological warfare… against our common senses through deceptive TV ads, Donald Trump, Scott Walker, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, and all the rest. “It hurts the soul to endure these constant lies… but we can’t … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Politics, national 2 Comments
Well, election day has come and gone, and we still do not know who will be the next president. When I woke up this morning, the first thing I said was, “Who is the president?” Smokey answered “trump”. “Fcuk!” I … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Politics, national 4 Comments
I’m ridin’ with Biden!
I have been phone-banking last weekend and this one. It is rare to actually talk to a person; mostly calls go to voice mail. Last weekend I spoke with about a dozen live voters (out of 111 calls); they were … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Politics, national 3 Comments
A tale of two elections.
Back in 2016, I and others staffed the county Democratic party office. Besides distributing signs for various local and state candidates, we got 50 Hillary signs and gave out the last one the day before the election. Things are different … Continue reading
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The cast of The Princess Bride is reuniting to support the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. First, Smokey sent me the link; then a knitting&blog friend in Minneapolis sent it to me. I forwarded the link to Elder Son. He said … Continue reading
Posted in Politics, Politics, national 5 Comments
Political ads have taken over my Instagram.
Funnily enough, they are all for Democrats…
Posted in Instagram, Politics, Politics, national 2 Comments
Why, yes, we did elect a liberal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Smokey and I were watching tv on Monday evening when he suddenly announced, “Karofsky won!” He keeps one of his Chromebooks on the little table in front of his recliner* and was checking election results during the commercials. Even Judge … Continue reading
Posted in Coronavirus, Politics, Polk County politics 12 Comments
Three (and lots more) on Thursday.
Skip ahead to 45:42 to hear Amnah Nawaz’s interview with our lieutenant governor. “Grow up and do your damn job!” Aside: Does anyone else turn their head sideways and try to read the titles on the books in the background … Continue reading
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It’s Wednesday. Do you know where your face mask is?
Photos of voting in Wisconsin during the pandemic. Watch Al Franken draw the United States. I want New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to be our president. NPR has been making book recommendations since 2003. The toilet paper shortage explained. … Continue reading
Posted in Coronavirus, Politics 6 Comments