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Mar. 22nd, 2017 04:15 pm
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I know what I'm doing this evening (and have been doing the last few minutes as my work day winds down). Tweeting and calling Republicans from my state who are voting for the repeal or are on the fence. Want to know how representatives in your state are leaning?

Obamacare repeal list of representatives and how they're voting

But first I have to get past the traffic accident that just happened and has two lanes of the freeway blocked. *sigh*

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Mar. 22nd, 2017 08:46 am
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Middle of the week list of goodies (and maybe some irritations as well). Let's see what comes out. I suspect I'm just distracting myself from the wretchedness that is happening in Wash, DC this week.

Here goes:

  1. Yesterday I ran into two providers who are or were affiliated with the health care organization I work for who are seriously practitioners of mindfulness. The one still here runs a monthly group to practice metta together. Have signed up. The other one just completed a training course on it and is documenting her experiences in her tumblr (!) So yay--that's two providers seriously investigating this as an aid to their practice and life.
  2. As I was getting dressed this morning I decided I wanted to wear a scarf. My eyes lighted on this really pretty floral scarf my dad got me decades ago. I think I really looked at it for the first time today--because the flowers are lotus flowers. Dad never dreamed he was raising a Buddhist :-) Don't you love synchronicity?
  3. Midnight Fluff (neighborhood fluffy black kitty who comes around and eats Harry's food) is no longer actively running away from me (at least not immediately) when I come across him in my house. Am hopeful of being able to pet him within the next few months. Yesterday, he was eating kibble when I came into the kitchen in the morning. He stopped and looked at me a second, then calmly went back to eating Harry's kibble. (Harry was hanging out in the living room, completely unconcerned.)

Have a good day, everyone.

I Need Some Sun and Moon Icons

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Mar. 21st, 2017 12:05 am
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Monday at work we did a team potluck. I had signed up to make a corn pudding but I couldn't face all the butter and cream and cheese in the recipes not to mention the corn itself. Last Friday we had an all office salad and potato bar potluck. J brought a big bowl of broccoli and no one had any so she left it in the fridge for me to have this week since she's on vacation in Arizona.

Anyway, instead of corn pudding, I steamed the broccoli in the microwave and served it without any butter or seasoning. It was devoured.

Good Analysis of Today's FBI News

Mar. 20th, 2017 10:01 pm
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The Trump Campaign Has Been Under Investigation Since July

From The New Yorker:

"For the White House, which in recent weeks has urged intelligence and law-enforcement officials to parrot its skepticism about the “Russian story,” Comey’s public acknowledgement of the probe makes it all but impossible to meddle again without risking serious political and legal consequences."

20 years from now there will be a movie about this. Oily fellow sex offender Casey Affleck will play Trump. Unless, god willing, they're sharing a cell together.

Weekly Check In March 19

Mar. 19th, 2017 08:46 pm
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Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

Get Involved
Call to support House Resolution for Trump to release his tax returns
Ides of Trump - Send him a postcard (technically was March 15, but no reason you still can't send him a postcard)
Call Representatives about Medicaid Cuts (technically was organized for the 16th, but the talking points are still valid)
Thank a government scientist

Info of Georgia Special Election on April 18. Registration deadline for those not registered is March 20

Run for your State Democratic Committee, petitions due April 3

Use Resistbot to use texting to fax your reps. It's extremely easy.

Upcoming Protests
April 1: March for Health
April 15: Tax Day March
April 22: March for Science

News to know
Confirmation Hearings
Jay Clayton for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Labor Secretary: Alexander Acosta's hearing delayed to this week
Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing of Neil Gorsuch Begin March 20 (WaPo coverage)

Immigration / Dreamers
Chatbot helps refugeescomplete paperwork
ACLU Freedom Cities Action Plan
The second Muslim Ban Executive Order blocked by Federal Judges in Hawaii and Maryland, and Trumps words used against him. (WaPo)

Linkspam: CBO score for Republican health plan, what it means for people, talking points, potential impacts

Get Educated
Link Roundup: Why calling Congress is worthwhile, Virginia Democrats gearing up for primaries, fight over electric vehicles, lessons from Obamacare, sequestration will cause problems for Republican health plan
Ballotpedia watches all the States' upcoming legislation so you don't happy. You can sign up for their newsletter.

How is everyone doing out there? Let me know if you want me to add categories to the check-in poll.

Poll #18099 This week in the resistence
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


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called my one senator
3 (20.0%)

called my other senator
3 (20.0%)

called my representative
2 (13.3%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/email/postcard/fax
10 (66.7%)

donated money to a cause
3 (20.0%)

went to an in person activist group
2 (13.3%)

participated in an online training or call
2 (13.3%)

went to a protest
1 (6.7%)


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signed up for daily action alerts
3 (30.0%)

took care of myself
8 (80.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
4 (40.0%)

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