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KV CODE BLUE NEWSLETTER

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 07/28/21

SPEAKING TRUTH I had just come back from hiking with my dog on Tuesday morning.  I left with the ABC morning news broadcast still playing, and when I returned, I expected to hear the familiar voices of Good Morning America hosts like Robin Roberts.  Instead, the...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 07/21/21

PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS Partisan (noun): an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.Partisan (adjective): of, relating to, or characteristic of partisans; partial to a specific party,...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 07/14/21

TEXAS POLITICS ON THE RUN Just as they did in May, the stealthy and carefully coordinated mass exodus of the Texas Dems on Monday during a 30-day special session called by Governor Greg Abbott (at an expense to Texas taxpayers in the millions of dollars while the...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 07/08/21

CELEBRATING A WIN Democrats in Kern County, and especially here in the KRV, get beaten up and beaten down so often, that it's really nice to be able to celebrate a win... SIX MONTHS LATER Yesterday marked six months to the day since the January 6 insurrection - the...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 07/01/21

TWO STEPS BACK Yesterday, I was in a bit of a state of shock after hearing that Bill Cosby's 2018 sexual assault conviction was overturned.  Then I heard that a judge refused to remove Britney Spears' conservatorship.  And I just thought, what the hell is going on...?...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 06/23/21

LEARNING FROM OUR HISTORY If you're unaware of what happened in the Senate on Tuesday, let me break it down for you.  Nothing.  Nothing happened.  Because the Republicans, across the board - even "moderate" types like Collins and Murkowski - voted against even...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 06/16/21

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE While they've met before, today Joe Biden met with Vladimir Putin for the first time since Biden became President of the United States.  There weren't a lot of high bars set for this meeting.  Not much concrete was expected to be achieved.  But...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 06/09/21

THE GREAT DIVIDE People frequently ask me, "how do I talk to a Trumper?"  "I'd like to have an open conversation with a Republican, but how?"  "How do we find common ground?"  "Maybe through open dialogue we can come together."  "Surely there is more that unites us...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 06/02/21

WAVE YOUR PRIDE FLAG PROUDLY From Beyond the Rainbow: Your Ultimate Guide to Pride Flags by Cade Hildreth: Whether you're LGBTQ+ or an ally, Pride Month is a significant event.Celebrated in June each year, Pride isn’t about politics. It is about everyday rights. It is...

UPPER KERN CIVIC CLUB — 05/26/21

ONE YEAR LATER What a difference a year makes.  On May 25th, 2020, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck and cutting off his oxygen supply for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.  Floyd's crime? He was suspected of passing...

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