Impeachment For Dummies


 

For fellow Canadians, globally curious onlookers, brick and mortar Americans – ponder impeachment for dummies. A no nonsense impeachment flowchart courtesy Buzzfeed.

Image credits: Melina Mara / the Washington Post via Getty Images (Pelosi); Drew Angerer / Getty Images (Trump); Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images (McConnell); Stephanie Keith / Getty Images (Trump); Caroline Brehman / CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images (Pence)

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/benking/confused-by-the-impeachment-process-this-flowchart-should?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral

Hunter’s Moon 2019


In honour of the full Hunter’s Moon this weekend – timelapse from Adrien Mauduit at Night Lights Films – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC0CLzCpM6nuLSAi1JNBjkA

Hunter’s is an autumn moon, the first full moon of fall following the Harvest (full moon closest to the fall equinox) moon. https://earthsky.org/tonight/full-hunters-moon-from-dusk-till-dawn?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=45a5e032e7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-45a5e032e7-393970565

Ponder origin of all named moons at the link below –

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/full-moon-names.html

We haven’t come as far as we think


Life Unscripted

If there is a single chilling lesson to learn from the Trump presidency it’s that U.S. race relations have not progressed as far as people think.  D Trump has dozens of times in rallies and from the rostrum spoken demeaningly of multiples races and backgrounds.  His manipulative words have been received eagerly by certain segments of his audience — publicly.  With no fear of reprisal, or sanction.  His hate-mongering has gone largely unanswered by other Republicans — giving him freedom to continue his spread of racist hate.

In 1908 the Postmaster General of the United States banned the mailing of lynching postcards like the one below.

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In this day and age we might think that an overreaction to an isolated instance, but the truth of the matter is that from the 1870’s on there it had become a popular thing to produce postcards as warnings, and as evidence of one’s…

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War Donkey


Allow me to introduce War Donkey – first place this Canadian goes for perspective on American politics. Copied below, a impeachment update posted tonight by War Donkey founder Dave Consiglio. “Impeachment Updates” reads like a comedy sketch, so warped it couldn’t possibly document reality. Time to stop laughing, clucking and wringing hands. Wake up America! This is real.

https://www.quora.com/q/war-donkey

Impeachment Updates
Dave Consiglio

I Learn


Life Unscripted

I’m not sure we give ourselves enough credit when credit is due.  It’s easy to think that we are just a single person, that our voice doesn’t matter, that no one hears when we speak. But we, each one of us, are complex creatures who exert our influence in many different ways.

Each of these individual modes teach us more about life and love and each of these better enable us to have an impact in the world around us, in the people we love, in the things we care about.
I think I question

I suppose one should have included “I fail” in that list somewhere because that is certainly part of the human experience. Failure, however, isn’t the only experience and considering that too many of us are probably more likely to focus on our failures than on our successes I think it’s a good thing to leave that off the list…

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And in other news…..


Ends and Beginnings

The Senate Intelligence Committee today released volume two of its Russia investigation, which concludes that Russians sought “to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin.” Keep in mind that the Senate Intelligence Committee is run by, wait for it, the Republicans.

Now, Trump, his talking heads and his base will continue to say “so what?” This doesn’t prove that Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. It doesn’t even, in their tiny brains, justify the two and a half year “Witch Hunt”. But it does kill one of Trump’s many, many, many, fairy-tales that the Russians didn’t want him to win because he is so TOUGH on them, a fairy tale he disproves without any help from anyone every single day.

Look, the vast majority of intelligent, stable, sober, non-delusional Americans know that…

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