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'They Are Failing': Nationwide Day of Action to Target GOP Senators for Going on Vacation as Pandemic Surges

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/06/they-are-failing-nationwide-day-action-target-gop-senators-going-vacation-pandemic

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From the article:

“Millions of workers—essential and unemployed—do not have the luxury of a vacation…”

Hey kids, I have an idea! Let’s all take a vacation, but we’ll call it a general strike! I bet that’ll get their attention!


With all this fuss, someone must be getting antsy waiting for some of those “unintentional” bailouts for the rich. That’s right people, go to work screaming for your crumbs, so I can sit here and wait for more money to rain on me.


Gee, I thought Independence Day meant we got rid of the aristocracy.


Mcconnell and drumpf have made it all too clear, " Your either for us, or against us."

" Noam Chomsky: Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history
‘Has there ever been an organisation in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organised human life on Earth?’ says distinguished academic."


“Let them eat cake.” - Mitch McConnell

But of course all our steadfast and hard-working Dems are staying at work with their shoulders to the wheel, right?


No, it just marks the successful redirection of tax revenues from the British crown to wealthy white property owners (including slaves) in the Colonies. Or “A Kind of Revolution,” as Howard Zinn’s chapter title in A People’s History of the United States puts it.


Theme tune:


They know quite well that “they are failing.” Quite obviously, they simply do not care.
One of these decades, the fraud will no longer be tolerated.


I think we should, at the ballot box, make their vacation permanent starting in January.


Nah, these are not leaders, these are our self proclaimed masters. in every way.


To crib from the Dowager Countess Violet in Downton Abbey-“What’s a vacation?”.
Meanwhile, in the reality based world, the folks in Sanford, Michigan, near Midland, still have not received any help. First of all, the dams that failed were privately owned, the owner, a billionaire bud of Trump,has been cited numerous times over the years that the dams were unsafe. He just gave some more money to GOP candidates, state and local, and laughed. When the caca hit the fan, he just laughed when he was told he had to pay for the damage. Our governor is a woman and a Democrat, so who cares? She’s begged Trump and FEMA for help. Bad move to beg, as if she’d get squat given the above statement.
Now the Senate is going on a paid vacation, retaining their paid health insurance. While the folks in Sanford and environs, told by the Feds they didn’t qualify for flood insurance because they weren’t in a flood plain, sit and wonder, when? When is it our turn? And why isn’t the billionaire’s assets frozen and he arrested?
Money talks and shit walks in the US of Abuse. At least until we storm the Bastille…
Meanwhile, here in the Blue Water area, a lovely wooded area with wetlands is going to be developed for apartments. Not that we don’t need them, but there’s plenty of other land that could and should be developed on the south side of the city to bring jobs and at least two grocery stores to water a food desert. But…the township is rich. And white. South side is poor, and mainly black and poor urban whites who lost good jobs when they went to Mexico.


Better yet, but in the long run, pass a Constitutional amendment to abolish the Senate; which is our version of the British House of Lords.

It is an absurd institution violating the basic principle of one person one vote. Two states have populations less than one million, Vermont and Wyoming yet they get the same representation as California with over 39 million people. Also since Senators have to campaign over their whole state it is a much more expensive process which makes them more dependent on fat cat contributions.

There are only 100 Senators, but in the House their are about 430 so each Senator has 4 times the influence of a house rep in their given body.


Maybe a permanent vacation so that the people who actually do run things can get on with it. Otherwise these legislators (darn near all of them) don’t run anything. Mostly they get in the way of the real people who make gov-mint work.
Otherwise their main job seems to be to put on a show of being in charge without having the competence to take out the trash in an “essential (fodder) worker’s” office.


These people are tone deaf. Between Gov Cuomo stating he had to cancel his appointment today for a facial (what a sacrifice) to Pelosi’s stating she doesn’t have a prob staying home, she’s got two refrigerators in her kitchen stocked full with ice cream. And these are democrats. BTW, that’s one hellluva stocked kitchen, looks more like a 7-star hotel kitchen. This is while hundreds of thousands of people are sitting 10+ hours in the hot sun, temps as high as 100 or more, waiting for their weekly allotment from the food bank.


Ever wonder what would have happened if Congress took a 2 week vacation when the Japs bombed Hawaii. This is no different.


Yes, storm the Bastille, fire up the guillotine and start with the covidiot and Moscow Mitch!

Rather than obliterate the ‘Blue Water’ region for apartments I think it would be much wiser to move those people who would rent those apartments into the 1%ers homes – like Comrade Kaprugina said “There was living space for thirteen families ! In this one house !”


I’m not really surprised they aren’t doing anything about coronavirus. You have to be mindful of who you are dealing with, especially in the case of Trump. The GOP’s Fox News media goon squad got caught really stretching things today:

"Fox News says it ‘mistakenly’ edited Trump out of a photo with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell" by The Business Insider
"Fox News on Monday said it “mistakenly” edited President Donald Trump out of a 2000 photo alongside Melania Trump (then Knauss), Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell.

The photo was taken at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 12, 2000.

The network showed the Trump-less image during a segment on Sunday about Maxwell, the British socialite and longtime Epstein confidante who was [arrested last week] on charges that she arranged and participated in the abuse of young girls.

Epstein died in an apparent suicide in a New York jail last August while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls. Epstein was already a registered sex offender.

In a statement on Monday, a Fox News representative said: “On Sunday, July 5, a report on Ghislaine Maxwell during FOX News Channel’s America’s News HQ mistakenly eliminated President Donald Trump from a photo alongside then Melania Knauss, Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell. We regret the error.”

Trump has been increasingly critical of Fox News in recent months amid a rift between the network’s news anchors and opinion hosts.

The opinion side of Fox tends to present Trump in a positive light, and the president has close relationships with hosts like Sean Hannity. The news side of Fox, meanwhile, has routinely been the target of Trump’s ire.

“.@FoxNews weekend afternoons is the worst!” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “Getting into @CNN and MSDNC territory. Watch @OANN & @newsmax instead. Much better!”

I think it sad irony that those right wingers who have pointed out that pedophiles exist in high government offices have elected a probable- no likely- pedophile named Trump. I don’t think the Right is too savvy about when they’re being lied to. Fox News should be banned before we all wind up dead from coronavirus.


We would do well to understand that Mitch has thrown in the towel. He knows the Democrats will be in charge of the government starting next year so he is letting everything go. He wants the disaster to be so bad the Democrats will look helpless fighting it for 4 years and then the Repubs will be voted back into power.

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Somewhere, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is standing in slack-jawed wonder and awe at such amoral political calculus.