Democrats now have a choice

They can give speeches and send fundraising emails. Or they can act: declare this court illegitimate. Demand its expansion. Abolish the filibuster. Treat this like the emergency it is, and make America a representative democracy.

I can’t say it any better than Jill Filipovic has. Please read

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/25/us-supreme-court-illegitimate-institution?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

As we have learned this week, the USA Constitution is not perfect.

Can the Supreme Court be expanded?

Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to change the size of the Supreme Court. Congress has used that authority seven times before. To restore balance and integrity to a broken institution, Congress must expand the Supreme Court by four or more seats.

Given the ages of the current 9 judges, if we don’t add more seats asap, the 6-3 conservative split will be with us for possibly 30 more years. Since Congress is the only one that can change things, it is extremely important that we vote appropriately EVERY election.

The Republicans know this, why don’t the Democrats? The religious fundamentalism groups know this, why don’t we? The NRA knows this, why don’t you?

Getting the right people into key positions is more important than any issue you are fighting. Newt Gingrich knew this back in 1994. He started the “planning for future” process and it is working.

The only potential good side to this Supreme Court is that Trump has served his purpose and isn’t needed any more by the Fundamentalist groups. They ignored his “grab ’em by the pu**y” line when he served a purpose. Now they can say that he is a traitor and allow him to be put to pasture.

If you think this week was bad, imagine Congress controlled by the GOP and Ron DeSantis as president and this Supreme Court in place. Please vehemently support Democratic candidates.

(can I carry a gun on a plane now? it doesn’t say anything about airplanes in the Constitution.) (an open carry gun can be used as a threat, and then the woman can be forced to have the child — all allowed by the Supreme Court this week.) (Is this what Jesus intended?)

Secure Your Computer

These pics were in the 9TO5MAC site today showing Zuckerberg having taped over the camera and microphone on his computer! Even he doesn’t trust software security and he should know! In the 2nd photo it appears that someone photoshopped the Apple logo away.

Rattle some cages

My granddaughters and I had a discussion about the best way to get action from our political leaders. I said to write emails to representatives, they said to demonstrate. They said that congressional folks turn the pipes off when they get too many calls or mail, whereas demonstrations are in their face !

We decided to cooperate and do both!

The problem is in finding our state and federal representative’s addresses. I used to have an app for the iPad that worked well, but it no longer works and I couldn’t find a new one. There is an official site on the Internet that works. You gotta work at it for each representative, but it is easier than marching for me!

Go here : https://www.congress.gov/ and speak your piece.

“I do not want my son to go to school in America any more”- an Uvalde mother

…Never thought I would live in a society a “Christian Society” where they would let little children die over and over again and still not change any laws…if the people in this country are leaders and so-called Christians…if they are going to heaven…I’LL PASS!! – Jamie Foxx

The lobbying company National Rifle Association (NRA) must be shut down.

Any senator that votes against gun control laws must be kicked out of politics.

The blame for this belongs to the NRA and everyone who takes their money and support


“Unrestricted access to deadly weapons is a political choice, and we should say it.”

Paul Krugman

Article V of the Constitution provides two ways to propose amendments to the document. Amendments may be proposed either by the Congress, through a joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, or by a convention called by Congress in response to applications from two-thirds of the state legislatures.

The men who wrote the Constitution wanted the amendment process to be difficult. They believed that a long and complicated amendment process would help create stability in the United States. Because it is so difficult to amend the Constitution, amendments seem like they are permanent.  BUT AMENDMENTS BE CHANGED.  The Constitution provides the way.

“When are we going to do something?”

Hypocrisy anyone? Guns are banned during Trump’s upcoming speech at the NRA conference.

fossil fuel companies, industrial military complex, right wing extremism, religious fanaticism, all out to sell their own brand of water.

Random thoughts stimulated by a can of water:

“Fascism, in order to be successful as a political movement, must have a mass basis. It must secure not only the frightened submission but the active cooperation of the great majority of the people.” – Theodor Adorno

The Trumpian Personality is attempting to control the conversations in our news media, our social media. The “P” words – politics and power and profit, they pray you will look the other way.

Did you ever wonder why Facebook built Messenger? Did you ever wonder why Musk has made us think it would be good to take Twitter private? Why did they take FM radio receivers out of our smartphones? Virtual reality, the meta verse, these are ways to get you to look the other way while “they” control the real world. The future living room will have a T-V and multiple VR headsets.

They tell you it is not secure enough to vote via the internet. And yet electronic banking is fine. There is Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Quicken. We can even pay our taxes electronically. Voting has power in a democracy. They don’t dare make it easier for us to vote. Don’t let the Republicans gerrymander your voting districts. Don’t let them make it harder to vote.

Beware, be aware, of what brand of water you buy.