HOLD YOUR GROUND

I was extremely fortunate to be able to see and hear the wonderful Helen Acosta speak at this month’s Democratic Women of Kern Zoom meeting about the importance of holding our ground.  Here we are, heading into the holidays, about to share space with relatives that we have been avoiding for months, even years, and we are all wondering, how the heck am I going to fight their misinformation?  Their utter nonsense?  What do I say?  Or do I say nothing and bite the inside of my cheek till I bleed?  And not just at Thanksgiving with ignorant people we’re kind of embarrassed to call family.  But every day, out on the street, at School Board Meetings and when we least expect it?…

DEMOCRATIC “SOCIALISM”

One of the topics that came up repeatedly during the discussion with Helen Acosta this week, was how to counter the right wing rhetoric about Democrats as “Socialists.”  The GOP are endlessly bashing Democratic policies as “Socialist,” pointing fingers as though just saying the word damns us all to hell.  Meanwhile, most of those doing the accusing/cursing enjoy “socialist” government-funded programs like Public Schools, Roads, Parks, Libraries, Fire departments, Police departments, Armed Forces, VA Hospitals, Medicare, Minimum Wage, and Social Security….

REDISTRICTING HOME STRETCH – KERN COUNTY

First, the latest on Kern County’s Redistricting (for information on the California Redistricting process, see the next section).  DHF Equitable Map Coalition driving force Lori Pesante has been a wealth of information during this entire confusing and convoluted Kern County Redistricting process….

 

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HELPING FIELD TEAM 6 SAVE THE WORLD

Looking back at our “To Do” list and goals for the next year (and heading into the 2022 election cycle), I believe I have found an organization that checks all the boxes.  Field Team 6 is a So-Cal based organization that was the brain child of Jason Berlin, from the Code Blue and resulting Cal Blue action group that I joined up with a few years ago. …

KEV FOR PREZ

I’ve been watching Kevin a lot lately.  Watching him navigate the murky post-Trump waters in DC, and I must say…
he’s doing a damn good job.
Unfortunately for us. …

GROUNDHOG DAY

To paraphrase the perennial Bill Murray favorite, “Well, it’s Gun Control.  Again.”  It was barely a week ago when a gunman drove all over Atlanta, Georgia, killing 8 people – mostly women, mostly Asians, in massage parlors.  And then yesterday, a man whose own family stated they believe he is mentally unstable, killed ten people who were shopping in their neighborhood grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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