Political poetry by Skip Tenczar
Love thy neighbor -- get vaccinated!
Don’t risk getting family contaminated.
We get the jab for us and others,
For we are all sisters and brothers --
No matter which politician we nominated.
bio: Scott Braddock, Editor of the Quorum Report, Dean of the Austin Press Corp, the voice of Texas
- After President Biden made it clear he intends to play hardball on Medicaid expansion, a majority of the Texas House now supports it - but it is still a long shot in Texas
- It looks now like a proposed law targeting trans youth who play sports is running into a brick wall in the Texas Legislature
- Permitless carry of firearms, sometimes called "Constitutional carry," has a big problem in Texas: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
- And yes, a new poll shows actor Matthew McConaughey would smoke Gov. Abbott in a head to head matchup next November. But does it really mean anything?
Bio: Paul Glastris is an American journalist and political columnist. Glastris is the current editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly and was President Bill Clinton's chief speechwriter from September 1998 to the end of his presidency in early 2001.
Bio: Bill Curry, a lawyer who has been a two-time nominee for Governor of Connecticut, and a counselor to President Bill Clinton. He is now a writer and political pundit.
We talk about Mondale and his legacy.
We have a discussion about the juxtaposition of environmental action vs. improving the economy: This is not necessary, since both can happen.
How to reform police in America
Why justice being served in the Chauvin trial seemed like a miracle
Covid around the world
On the wall at the Carter Center
We told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace.-Mondale (Trump did none of these things)
A great Mondale quote will explain why he will always be an inspirational figure for me:
"President Reagan likes to say Uncle Sam is a kindly old man with a spine of steel, and that he is. But I want to see Uncle Sam as well with a mind and with a heart and with a soul and a conscience." Walter F. Mondale
Why a #WalterMondale win. against Reagan in 84 would have made #America a place of greater #economic #justice
here is Trippi's full tweet...remembering his time campaigning for President with Walter Mondale: I remember traveling with him to a meat packing plant & Fritz bellowing ‘Show me your hands!” My jaw dropped as plant worker after worker thrust a hand in the air with fingers missing lost on the job. I had no idea, but Fritz did. And that’s who he was fighting for...
Minnesota, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
blacks represent 8.15% of the total MN population but blacks constitute 31% of those incarcerated in MN
Gwen Carr-mother of Eric Garner "This should be a little victory 4 all of us, but now it has to be put in practice everywhere."
Florida ‘anti-riot’ law is unconstitutional, federal lawsuit in Orlando contends Orlando Sentinel
India went from 11,000 covid cases/day in mid-Feb. to about 20,000/day mid-March to more than 200,000 by mid-April.-be afraid!!!
the situation in India South Africa and Brazil - A double mutation and relaxation of mitigation measures in the face of a vaccine developed for the wild type - sound familiar? at 25% vaccination the USA remains highly infected and now people of all ages are getting sick -We are exceptional at spreading virus. In 1918 the Flu hatched in the USA was a milder strain. After it infected all of the world it returned to the USA much deadlier.
Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of COVID dead Reuters
Biden offers new tax credits to get folks vaccinated https://apnews.com/article/biden-200-million-coronavirus-vaccine-shot-goal-72f81e42d17e7aa9549e36213c9b42a8
No, Maxine Waters Did Not Violate Derek Chauvin’s Right to a Fair Trial https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/04/maxine-waters-derek-chauvins-impartial-jury.html?fbclid=IwAR0P9Ri_JoGa1ZUxF2Hvq5ItIFfsr3w7-SoZT8L_SSaKsFe8Q6k2_c1TyiA
Waters-We've got to stay on the street&we've got to get more active. We've got to get more confrontational aka Lewis-good trouble
Anybody who begrudges home care workers a raise cause it isn't infrastructure has never had an Alzheimer's patient at home-Charlie Pierce
vaccine apartheid? 0.1% of Covid vaccines have gone to low-income countries v 85% have gone to high&upper-middle-income countries
Should the NRA be labeled a terrorist organization when 84% of Americans support stricter background checks (91%Ds&77%Rs)