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Dale Nichols
Aurora, Colorado
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“It is all about access and influence,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the nonpartisan public advocacy group Public Citizen. “Donations come in very large amounts and from those who almost always want something from the new administration.” via www.miamiherald.com... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2017 at Seeking A Homeland
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John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney has been selected by President-elect Trump to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The OMB is the largest part of the Executive Office of the President. Its areas of responsibility are: 1)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Seeking A Homeland
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Elaine Chao has been selected by President-elect Trump to be Secretary of Transportation. The Department of Transportation includes the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Federal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Seeking A Homeland
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Two friends shared on Facebook a diary on Daily Kos that has as its headline "Trump's budget director wants the government to stop funding scientific research." It concerns statements made by South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney, whom Trump has nominated to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget. There are from my perspective a few problems with it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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I recently shared on Facebook an article from the New York Times about Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines. Here are the headline and the video from the article: Duterte, Citing Hitler, Says He Wants to Kill 3... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
Despite the decline of established opinion leaders in general, the sharp decline of newspapers especially, and the particular decline of the New York Times, the Times remains the most prestigious institution of journalism in the US. Here we have not... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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This was written by a friend, Steve Harvey, and posted on Facebook, and I've added some links and images. He did the hard part, the writing, and the credit for that is due to him. If there is any problem... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
I often see on Facebook these days exchanges like this one, which was on a friend's page the other day. Commenter A: I like her [referring to Jill Stein]. Still not sure for whom I'm voting. However I am registered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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What is required of me in the face of the need of another? I am still trying to evaluate something that happened to me the day before yesterday. It is also a question that came up for me regularly when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
Found at the center of a dream last night: Calling me out of my personal hell, the full-throated song, neither tinkling nor deep, of the renovā́re bell. This does not, with all due respect, have any particular connection for me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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This evening I was privileged to watch a ceremony unlike anything I have ever seen before. I didn't know until it was over what was going on, so I will first described it as I watched it. About 15 or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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Recently on Facebook I questioned exactly what the accomplishments were on which Hillary Clinton is basing her claim, a linchpin of her appeal for support, that she is "a progressive that likes to get things done." A friend (who I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
Once again Gordon Klingenschmitt is an embarrassment both to his state and to his own party. Coloradans and Republicans, and especially Coloradan Republicans,should clearly censure anyone who would pass on tidbits of hateful nonsense like this: "Title 18 U.S. Code... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 5, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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What in the world is going on with the Republican party? Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
Pay goes way up for politicians, hardly at all for minimum wage workers. Newspaper reports apartment rents down and up. It's a topsy-turvy world! Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 1, 2016 at Seeking A Homeland
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This morning I went to hand out Bernie Sanders fliers to people in line at an event I'd never heard of. What I saw there was flabbergasting. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Seeking A Homeland
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What's obscene is not the painting below. It's frank and bold, but beautifully done. According to this story in the New York Times, it took six bidders nine minutes to drive the price of “Nu Couché,” a painting done in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Seeking A Homeland
Please sign this petition, particularly if Mike Coffman is your congressman because you live in CO CD6. This is the text of the petition: Instead of playing politics with the federal budget and creating fiscal uncertainty, we call on you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
A series of music videos about summer. This is an updated version. 1. "Summertime, Summertime" by The Jamies. AllMusic calls this "one of the most popular summer songs of all time." 2. "Summer Side Of Life" by Gordon Lightfoot. Gordon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz: In yesterday's mail I received a letter over your signature asking for a donation to the Democratic National Committee, which you chair. Along with the letter you included what you call "the official 2013 Democratic Party... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
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I enjoy lots of today's music, but I remember yesterday's music, too. I'm planning on posting a track here most days, if not exactly daily, for a while. We'll see how long this lasts. What I will avoid are the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
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I enjoy lots of today's music, but I remember yesterday's music, too. I'm planning on posting a track here most days, if not exactly daily, for a while. We'll see how long this lasts. What I will avoid are the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
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I enjoy lots of today's music, but I remember yesterday's music, too. I'm planning on posting a track here most days, if not exactly daily, for a while. Since I missed a couple of days I'm going to fib in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
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I enjoy lots of today's music, but I remember yesterday's music, too. I'm planning on posting a track here most days, if not exactly daily, for a while. We'll see how long this lasts. What I will avoid are the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland
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I enjoy lots of today's music, but I remember yesterday's music, too. I'm planning on posting a track here most days, if not exactly daily, for a while. We'll see how long this lasts. What I will avoid are the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Seeking A Homeland