Just Breathe. We may not see all results Tuesday night, but we know that #WeWillWin.
If this doesn’t help you breathe easier, you’re not working with organizers who can win. Yes We Can run candidates, win elections, and change the way our government serves us. Winning brings responsibility, opportunity, and plenty of ways to stay involved. Trust.
Did I say that I want you? Did I say that I need you? Well if I didn’t I’m a fool.
You might not be a woman. You might not be a Democrat. But you sure as hell will benefit from Planning. Family. Healthcare. Births. Deaths. Every part of life in between. In just a few days, we will witness the power of organized women.
I hope you understand the importance of reproductive health services in a country ruled by ancient, sex-obsessed white conservatives. I hope Planned Parenthood continues to demonstrate the value of informed choice. I trust you know: everybody’s health matters.
In my own lifetime, I have earned and received government benefits, because my health conditions have made it necessary. I want Obamacare. I want Social Security. I want fair and equal treatment in every state of the Union. I also want government service centers as well appointed as if Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Todd Akin were regular customers. Go ahead, say Baby Steps. Then blow that low expectation right out your ass.
Like they say in this video,
We have earned the right to be respected. And when we stand together to speak, to fight, to protect our health and our rights, we are powerful. And we will win.
Wishing you a most joyous Election Day, and an Election Night that restores your faith in our fellow Americans. My friends: #WeWillWin.
Samuel L. Jackson and Lil’ Susie have a message for you. Your quality of life is at stake. Not only should you be registered and Fired Up to re-elect President Obama, you should be Ready to Go to vote for Democrats on your ballot wherever you live.
If you don’t like the candidates you have, help your friends and neighbors develop new ones. I don’t want to live in a world run by Conservative Republicans. I’ll bet you don’t either, fellow Democrat. So if I hear you say you couldn’t vote, you’ll have more than Samuel L. Jackson to deal with. You’ll have to deal with Me.
I can’t believe you’re not freaking out about the LIBOR scandal. I am. My story starts with putting drinks on my debit card, and it goes like this:
I get my drink on in my small college town. When it’s not convenient to carry drinking cash in my pants, I sometimes put adult beverages on my debit card. The next day, in my Pending Transactions are debits of $10 at one bar, $25 at another — over and above my actual bar tab. These amounts sit in Pending Transactions while the drink debits clear.
Since I’m living on a thin margin, I asked the bartenders and my Credit Union. Do card processors deposit these amounts from my checking account somewhere else, at interest rates they fix, and sell it to bar owners as a Merchant Account ”tip protection” service? Seems to me they could, and would.
Let’s say they make money on the checking balances of everyone who debits their drinks. Worldwide, that’s Billions, and while these amounts are “pending,” everyone’s available balance is $10 to $25 lower. I can’t afford this, and it freaks me out.
Although these debits do “drop off” my account, they’re always “pending” way too long. Time is money, debit and credit accounts are processed in parallel, and banks fix multiple interbank rates to suit themselves, electronically borrowing stealing their short-term principle from our checking accounts. That’ll condition us to only spend cash in bars, which presents other economic problems. But that’s not currently my problem.
Obviously I was drunk on convenience. From now on I’ll be drinking cash only, so bars and card processors will get less of my money. That’s how I’ma Get My Money Back.
“With countries, just like with people, it’s easy to let the best of yourself slip away.”
I had a wonderful, if unrelentingly warm Full Moon Fourth of July. Among my few regrets: As a younger man I tried to ignore Bruce Springsteen. The Boss knows his poetry.
And if, like me, you somehow missed this “Live at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA on September 30, 1985 (penultimate show of the “Born In The U.S.A.” tour),” think for a second: it happened27 years ago. Everybody, Let’s Win This Thing.
Wherever you are right now, whatever the struggles you face, I Love You.
May God Bless America, and Bruce and Woody. –dmn
If you click thru the video, I left the “Show suggested videos” box checked because “If I Should Fall Behind” is Amazing. Clarence Clemmons, RIP.
I’ll wait for you, and should I fall behind, wait for me.
I'm a married gay man living with Central Sleep Apnea in Mid-MO. Between nods, I enjoy rocking and talking about my life and politics.
Posts are infrequent & thoughtfully titled after famous rocking tunes.
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