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    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

July 26th, 2017 - 11:25 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics, Repugnants


President Trump’s ban on transgender membership in the the Armed Forces forces Democrats in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin to take complete ownership of this issue. How will blue collar voters in these states respond when senators up for reelection in 2018 like Debbie Stabenow are forced to make their opposition to this a key plank of their campaigns?


July 26th, 2017 - 7:49 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy


California secession campaign can start gathering signatures A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.  The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start [...]

July 26th, 2017 - 7:40 am § in Donald Trump


  “Now here’s what I do. I’d ask whether or not you someday think I will be on Mount Rushmore,” Trump explained.  “But here’s the problem, if I did it joking, totally joking, having fun, the fake news media will say ‘he believes he should be on Mount Rushmore.’ So I won’t say[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 12:43 am § in Misc.


TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER MILITARY! Sweden to hold ‘biggest military exercise in decades’ with NATO amid fears over Russia Pentagon demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex because the American empire is ‘collapsing’ Donald Trump slams New York Times for ‘foiling’ US[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 12:32 am § in Donald Trump

GOP Healthcare FU


July 25th, 2017 - 9:24 pm § in Politics

Renewed GOP Push To Repeal Obamacare Crashes Spectacularly

Emboldened by winning a procedural vote Tuesday afternoon, the GOP Senate leadership pushed Obamacare repeal to a vote Tuesday night, and the maneuver crashed spectacularly. Needing 60 votes to pass, it got only 43, with all Democrats and 9 Republicans voting “nay.” Read story here and h[...]

July 25th, 2017 - 1:21 am § in America, Donald Trump

Holland Welcomes The Donald


July 25th, 2017 - 12:33 am § in Misc.


Egypt: Foreign Minister tells EU’s Mogherini that Qatar must accept in full demands by Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. 1. Poland’s President Decides To Veto  Judicial Reform Bills that Would Decrease Poland as a Democracy  2. After Trump Aided Poland’s War on Democracy 1. Trump s[...]

July 25th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Misc.


Jul 25, 2017 07:29:03 AM – Will be traveling to the Great State of Ohio tonight. Big crowd expected. See you there! Jul 25, 2017 07:19:29 AM – This will be a very interesting day for HealthCare.The Dems are obstructionists but the Republicans can have a great victory for the people! Ju[...]

July 24th, 2017 - 11:22 pm § in Donald Trump

TRUMP Threatens to Fire His Health Secretary

“He better get them. Oh, he better, otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired.’ I’ll get somebody.” President Donald Trump threatened to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if Congress does not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at the Boy Scout Jamboree on Monday, Tr[...]

July 24th, 2017 - 2:10 pm § in Misc.

Snopes survival in jeopardy, the internet’s most popular fact-checking site, is fighting for its life because of a business deal gone bad. Read details here.[...]

July 24th, 2017 - 1:22 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs


NEWSWEEK REPORTS THAT 10 CHINESE COMPANIES, THE “CHI-NoKo 10,”  PROVIDE THE CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR NORTH KOREA(excerpts and edited by TA) Behind the scenes—in work being done by both intelligence agencies and private firms digging into the North’s trade with Beijing—analysts were becoming c[...]

July 24th, 2017 - 12:02 am § in Donald Trump



July 24th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Hypocrisy

Despite the Trumpies, Charlie Gard Gets Justice

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die I almost want to say “thank God!”  This little baby has been brain dead for some time.  The doctors, the pope and the UK courts all said that the time Charlies Grd’s incurable illness had left the baby with no ability to use an[...]

July 23rd, 2017 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed,

45 Years Later, Former Alabama State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Civil Rights Worker Jimmie Lee Jackson DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG  Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with[...]

July 23rd, 2017 - 1:36 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Noah’s Arc Goes Bankrupt

Goodness, it turns out that Kentucky’s 100% accurate Noah’s Ark, painstakingly reproduced with period-authentic diesel cherry pickers, reinforced concrete, and DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barrier systems, is a sham. A tax sham. And, I guess, for the novelty, the state of Kentucky has just [...]

July 23rd, 2017 - 1:14 am § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

TRUMP tries for a second win: THE HOUSE BUDGET IS A YUGE DEAL

Having failed to get Trumpcare, the Trump led GOP is doubling  down  on its bets. Paul  Ryan and the  House GOP  are pressing ahead with a budget plan s — a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code. The importance of the measure has been magnified by the collapse in the Senate of the Trump-ba[...]

July 21st, 2017 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene


If Prop. 1 were a character in a novel, the genre would be picaresque, like “Don Quixote” — lurching from one misadventure to another toward its fate. .. Seattle Times Proposition 1 is on our ballot.  It would add a .1% sales tax and use that money to “support the arts.”  That so[...]

July 17th, 2017 - 4:33 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

While The Seattle Public Schools Drive High Achievers Out, Lakeside Comes to Seattle

» Lakeside School opening The Downtown School on Lower Queen Anne This while the SPS is threatening to cut back on Garfield’s gifted programs and has already cut back on the highly successful IPP program! race to the bottom This is a race to the bottom.  [...]

July 7th, 2017 - 12:42 am § in Misc.


In OHSO Blue WASTATE, Democratic control of the state’s government hangs in the balance  because narrow Republican control of the Senate has  kept Gov. Jay Inslee from enacting major legislative priorities on carbon emissions, voting rights and birth control.  Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund an[...]

July 2nd, 2017 - 11:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Red/Black City Council Election

Has The Center Left? Seattle City Council seat #8, up this year and open (Tim Burgess is retiring from this seat), will provide a good anatomy of Seattle political alignments. You can sense how much the socialist wing of Seattle politics has grown since the election of Kshama Sawant. Opposing that w[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 8:59 am § in Repugnants

No joke, the guy in ducky pajamas is an actual GOP congressman

Same guy who proposed an “Aaron Burr-style duel” with a female senator of his own party. Read story here.[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 1:57 am § in Misc.

Pope Francis Attacks Trumpism

Allies of Pope Francis attack pro-Trump Christian fundamentalists in explosive article on ‘spiritual war’ An article being described as “explosive,” written by two allies of Pope Francis in a Vatican-reviewed publication, is taking on the “spurious alliance between politics and religious f[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 1:55 am § in Hypocrisy


 THE SURPRISING STATE THAT IS QUIETLY REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE David Dayen of The Intercept  (Edited text) July 24 2017, 8:20 a.m.   Maryland, the  one state is where a combination of fewer institutional barriers and existing health care structures could make health-care-for-all an achie[...]