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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trump Hoe or Ode to the Deal

Rentboy, rentboy, outta’ sight!
How much do you cost a night?
Snort some candy up your nose?
Put your tongue-tip on my rose!

Rentboy, rentboy, you’re so sweet!
Come and do me when I tweet
Do me when I come to town
In and out and upside-down!

Rentboy, rentboy, right on time.
You cannot have this vote of mine.
The Resistance Party started now.
We gonna make you pule and howl.

TRUMP AND PUTIN: A LOVE STORY
The attraction is mutual, but history shows who’s really using whom.
By David Remnick
Read more...

Donald Trump Tells Best Bud Vladimir Putin, Sure, Go Ahead And Keep Crimea. You Earned It!
By Doktor Zoom
Read more...




Trump Pig Art Gallery - Plunk My Magic Google Finger

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu
I want to know what Artists think about the election of Trump. So I googled TRUMP PIG ART.

I expected to get one or two works. I was so wrong. There was lots of work to choose from.

Some work is by juried Artists whose work is in galleries and museums. Some Folk Art work is by unknown Artists.  All of it amazing. The first work below is by Unknown. There is a pig. You can find it.

I will give attribution where and when I can find it as the day progresses. Enjoy. The last work does not feature Trump as Pig. It does illustrate Trump being a Pig.



Rei Ramirez and Ivan Roque giant mural titled When Pigs Fly.





TITAN PRESIDENTE TRUMP: KISS MY ASS GRINGO by CSuk-1T

Friday, December 2, 2016

This just tickles me. I need a tickle or two.

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” 
Mark Twain

My mean is rampant and starting to take over. I need some fun. Allen Sherman is funny. Also go to Trumpgrets if you like a laugh with your schadenfreude. Enjoy. Just a stage of grieving. No need to feel guilty. 

Suck it, MSNBCNNFOXetc. Free at Last with Music and Hitler.

Put a Trump rally on your channels and as soon as I see the devil shit I will change the channel. I stopped watching all of you MSM. I get my news elsewhere now.

In fact, MSNBC was the station I watched the most. I thought you had ethics. I thought you did journalism. Leaving you will be a pleasure.

I watched Bashir and Ed and Olbermann. All are gone now.

I do not have to watch Tweety interrupting and spitting on his guests.

I do not have to watch you trivialize Chris Hayes and dumb him down.

I do not have to watch Rachel Maddow smarmy smile at Brian Evans, the hack with a voice, as though he were her equal. Stop making her sneak in the important stuff. Let the woman do her job = journalism.

I will watch Lawrence and Joy Reid online only. They fought Trump hard. If either of them shows a Trumpanzee rally, all of you are over. So over.


Show me journalism not an ersatz Adolph Hitler. You cannot sell toilet paper and drugs if no one is watching. I am not alone. Neener neener neener.
The US dictionary Merriam-Webster has implored word-lovers to help prevent “fascism” becoming its word of the year. The Twitter feed for the dictionary, which picks its word of the year according to popularity in online search, announced: “There’s still time to look something else up.”
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/...
The nickname "Back Door Man" was attached to Dick Cheney when he served as White House Chief of Staff for Gerald Ford. The moniker allegedly refers to Cheney's handling of Congressional negotiations and his aptitude for achieving his aims through often opaque means. Paul Manafort, Russian operative is at the back door.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pig Calling with Music. Suey pig pig pig.

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle. - William J. Clinton


I am the people, I'm not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That's what the Panthers is doing, that's what the Panthers are doing all over the world. - Fred Hampton

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!” - Andy Rooney


To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami. - Mario Batali


Off the Pigs - Banksy



Monday, November 28, 2016

Poo to Yoo Hoo.

I just got thrown off the RELIGION channel on disqus. I forgot I was banned. Hurt my feelings. I am mad as in Hatter, so I get thrown out of lots of human groups. Still hurts. 

Group question was: Is Jesus God?

I get thrown out for saying things like this below. Maybe it is a poem. Oh and I get thrown out for saying I am a christianhindutaoisttranscendentaljew. And I mean it. I would say I am a Hicksite Quaker but they kind of threw me out too.:

jesus is god
you are god
i am god
It is all God
God is divine nothingness that gives life to the universe.


Potluck Panic? Make Xmas Eve Salad.

This is the time of year when Folks throw ( office, church, garage, AA, bowling team, study group, etc.) POTLUCK parties. That can be a problem if you cannot cook, or if you are too lazy to cook much, and some other fortunate Soul snags the Chips & Dip or Beer & Soda contributions.

This Salad can be your saving grace. You do not have to cook but only prepare the fruit with care and combine carefully. Everyone will think you are a whizbang gourmand. And if you are Vegan, you will have something you can eat. There is more than one way to skin a Potluck. Happy Holidays!

Ensalada de Noche Buena

4 small Apples, cored and sliced
4 medium Oranges, peeled and separated in sections
3 cups of canned Pineapple, drained
4 small Bananas, sliced
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
Romaine Lettuce leaves
2 cups canned Beets, drained
1/4 cup Peanuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until they are cold. At the moment of serving cover a salad bowl with the Lettuce leaves, mix carefully the Fruits and the Beets, and place the mixture over the Lettuce. Sprinkle Peanuts on top and serve immediately. Serves 12.

NOTE: Always wash your hands before you prepare food. Be sure to drain the canned ingredients thoroughly.
Some folks, my friends remind me, may be allergic to peanuts. So I would offer them on the side, roasted and salted, as a garnish. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Republicans are not a Protected Class. Neener neener neener. UPDATE

Okay, finally I can laugh at the bloody mess we are in. Thank you God. I was getting tired of alternating despair/anger/shock. 

Tucker Carlson takes on Mathew Blachfield, the anti-Trump CEO of "1st in SEO" who is refusing to do business with anyone who supported Donald Trump. (November 23rd, 2016)

All Tucker's argument is a mix of shaming, blaming and misquotation. Weak. So weak. Republicans are not a protected class. You think they are feeling a bit threatened? What if everybody does not go along to get along? Bwah ha ha ha ha. Breathe. Ha ha ha ha ha. 


Update: Another small business shuts down the fascist hate machine.
The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.
On its web site, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ...Everyone deserves to feel like they belong."
2nd Vote wanted to remind shoppers where not to spend their Black Friday dollars. Turns out, their web hosting company didn’t take too kindly to the campaign and made the unilateral decision to shut 2nd Vote’s website down!
Leadpages, the company in charge of keeping the site up and running, pulled the plug after the #AnywhereButTARGET movement started gaining steam. In a letter from the company’s director of operations, Leadpages accuses 2nd Vote of being “hateful” and “discriminatory” for wanting to protect consumers from sexual predators. - Tony Perkins press release courtesy of JoeMyGod. Read the entire press release at link.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

If you want or need Attitude Adjustment on Turkey Day...

...this is what you take PRN. 

Illegitimi non carborundum. 

Joy to the World!


Cranberry Walnut Thanksgiving Pie - Happy Holidays!





Every year this recipe saves this cook's life. So I republish it every year at Holiday time so someone new can find it. Enjoy.

When I first encountered this recipe, I scoffed. Nothing this easy could be all that good, I thought. The easy in this pie is no pastry to make. I was so wrong. Make this once and it will become a holiday favorite.
This recipe meets my standards (simple to make, no exotic ingredients, dynamite result). The sweet tart taste is divine. The pie has a texture like a soft shortbread cookie with fruit.
For cooks who have to turn out good food for their family on short notice in a regular kind of way, this recipe is a godsend. I found this recipe in a regional cookbook. It came from Mary Yeaple of York Friends Meeting. Mary Yeaple says of this recipe "I always make two pies at a time because they don't last long."

Cranberry Walnut Pie 

1 1/4 cups Cranberries
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup chopped Walnuts
1 Egg
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup all purpose Flour
1/3 cup Butter, melted *

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie plate and layer cranberries on the bottom. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts. In a bowl, beat egg until thick; gradually add sugar, beating until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour and melted butter; blend well. Pour or spoon over the cranberries. Do not stir. Do not worry if the batter does not cover each berry and nut. The high butter content and lack of leavening make the batter relax and become more liquid when heated. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with ice cream or whipped topping. English custard sauce would be good too.

* Note: 5 1/3 tablespoons to be exact - I eyeball it with the help of the little tablespoon marks on the butter label. Be sure to use a 9 inch pie pan. Do not take the pie out too soon or it will be too soft. Let it cool completely before slicing. A pie server is useful.


Poor Man's Turkey

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln
This recipe comes from Karen Rock and Recipes of the Liberty Bell Chapter #266 - Vietnam Veterans of America. Seems apropos given the cuts in food assistance nationwide the Republicans are working on and the turkey shortage.

Yes, I am even political on Thanksgiving. Probably why I am single. I am not running a Chili Parlor. I am a political organization.

This might taste awfully good on those days when you are sick of leftover Turkey and you have some stuffing left. I never have any stuffing left. And I hate Turkey. Might have to improvise. Happy Thanksgiving.

Poor Man's Turkey

1 pound Ground Beef
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1 Egg
1 small Onion, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 cup cooked Stuffing
1 slice raw Bacon (optional)

Combine first five ingredients and form into one loaf. Cut in half lengthwise and insert Stuffing into the middle of the loaf. Put back into shape and bake one hour at 375 degrees. Place strip of Bacon on top of meatloaf to keep it from drying out. Serves 4.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Shit Storm with Music

Democrat, Independent and Republican folks sent a big FUCK YOU to DC. Long overdue. Face it, Bubbletonians. Wake up. That is the message in this election. 

Like all FUCK YOUs everywhere, it will only be satisfying in the moment. And then the proverbial shit will hit the proverbial fan.

This is the beginning of the shitstorm.
Lord, what we gonna do
Tell me what we gonna do
If everything I say is true?
This ain't no way it ought to be
If only all the mass could see But they keep talkin' 'bout don't worry
They say don't worry
They say don't worry
They say don't worry. - Curtis Mayfield


A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. 

Dakota Pipeline: Protesters Soaked With Water in Freezing Temperatures



Monday, November 21, 2016

Stop the Black Snake. Water is Life.

"Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
― Pablo Picasso

My Magic Google Finger seeks to discern the Group Conscience by following the Artists in our midst. Somehow Art opens a Way. On the Fascism Bingo Board, I call Disdain for Human Rights and Unchecked Corporate Power. 

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola





Anybody remember this? Do not let Native People fight alone. This happened in white middle class America. Here is what YOU CAN DO. 



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fascism Bingo


The graphic illustration above comes from Buddy McCue, Renaissance Man. The posters are otherwise from Library of Congress.

I envision a bulletin board in the comments where folks post the latest bit of fascism Trumpolini et al may inflict or has inflicted upon us. Things MSM is ignoring or will not say. Something specific that bothers you particularly, Cher Reader.


The political blogs are full of actions we must take. Article at link proves there is a transcendental connection among us. I just subscribed to the New York Times. I cannot and will not function in a post truth world and the NYT has redeemed itself.

I start with my own pet pony(s), Controlled Media and Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts.

I think laughing at the cheetoh faced shitgibbon is the way to go. Keep in mind always that Authoritarians have no sense of humor or proportion. Or any kind of self control.

Trump is still whining and drooling over Pence being booed at Hamilton. He is demanding an apology from the artists. Trumpolini cannot stand ridicule. He and Pence must be mercilessly ridiculed wherever they go.

All this Trump whining distracts from the news that our POTUS elect is a fraudster. And when the authoritarians are not whining they are publishing fake news. Not to worry. Zuckerburger will save us. 

Artists apologize or get executed under Fascism. They get jobs in a Democracy. Why? They literally shed light as a condition of their existence.
 A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. - Leonardo da Vinci

The Committee to Protect Journalists letter in full of which this quote is a a part:
Through his words and actions, Trump has consistently demonstrated a contempt for the role of the press beyond offering publicity to him and advancing his interests.
For this reason CPJ is taking the unprecedented step of speaking out now. This is not about picking sides in an election. This is recognizing that a Trump presidency represents a threat to press freedom unknown in modern history.
We call on Trump to ensure that journalists are able to cover his campaign and his rallies without interference or impediment; to condemn threats against journalists made by his supporters; and to ensure that his statements and actions in the balance of this campaign are consistent with America's First Amendment tradition.






Friday, November 18, 2016

God bless the Irish. They are a Warrior People. UPDATE.

Never pick a fight with an Irishman. They are brilliant wordsmiths and fearsome warriors. Men and women both. Check out Queen Maeve.

The drawing is Albrecht Durer's Three Kerns. Kern was adopted into English as a term for a Gaelic soldier in medieval Ireland.

“Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
- Upton Sinclair

“The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies.”
- John Lescroart, A Plague of Secrets

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. - Henry Wallace. 


UPDATE: I had to add this for Diggy the Irish Warrior. I will never be dignified and less than a trashmouth and I do not care. Never mess with an Irishman.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Twang Goes the Magic Google Finger - TRUMPS GUN

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. - John Adams
One of the most striking images of this election for me was Trump aiming a pretend gun through the TV at Americans.


I googled 'images TRUMP TARGET' in honor of Trump and his crowds calling for the death of Hillary Clinton. Remember Palin's targets on the faces of Dem politicians?

Maybe Trumpolini should have read the Bible as well as Mein Kampf. As He sowed, so he reaps. Do not come after me, NSA. I am a scholar. This is what I found with a random sampling. I entitle this photoshop art on the left below 
What me worry?













If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. - Benjamin Franklin
"Apology for Printers" (1730); later in Benjamin Franklin's Autobiographical Writings (1945) edited by Carl Van Dore


"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." - George Washington


An article entitled Voices from Donald Trump's Rallies, Uncensored is Worth Reading. You can hear the crowd call for Hillary's death. Hillary won the popular vote. It is going to be a bumpy four years.
I am going to subscribe to the New York Times again.



Monday, November 14, 2016

GOING TO THE MATTRESSES

Poster Art by Favianna Rodriguez

I despise the expression "the culture wars."  The WAR this time is being waged on Gays and Women (oh so sexyfied Sexies who ought to just get with the program that sex is destiny).

The concept applied to women seems to mean the struggle for my pudenda. Beware! The Religious Right is powerful and rushing to stake out the wombs of American women for further operations or the prevention of same. Congress is now "pro life." Trumpolini is going to punish us. Ben Carson will save the slave babies by making women the slaves. Good luck.

The "WAR" rhetoric is meaningless and offensive. Here is why:

I do not do WAR. I am firm. Firm and that is all. There will be safe medical abortion and contraception for women. We will see to it.

NOW nurses were coming to house parties and teaching covens of women to do vacuum aspiration of  "late menses" and how to make the equipment to do menstrual extraction before Roe v. Wade.

We women were not waiting for any one's approval; the government was late. We would just do it again. Do you know how many of us are midwives, doctors and nurses now?

RU-486 which is quite safe will be smuggled from places where it is legal. Oooh, lookEEE!  Another "controlled dangerous substance." How much success has Big Gummint been having with the War on Drugs? And isn't there a common drug for ulcers that is a safe abortifacient?

Clergy organized to refer women to safe abortions when it was illegal. Women formed underground abortion cooperatives like JANE. We would do it again. It is easier to resist now. We learned a lot the last time we organized against rapists and for reproductive justice.

I include in the set (rapists) those "pro choice" folk who want to "make abortion rare" by manipulating women's economic and political circumstances. Women do not need actions performed upon them. The very idea of government taking that stance gives me cold chills.

Get your noses out of women's private lives, all of you. Sexuality is private. It is not subject to governmental,  religious,  or public review.  If you want to join women in the sacred task of  raising a new generation, do so.  Ask us what we want. Do not be doing stuff to us. We have enough problems.

There was abortion available when it was illegal. My Mom knew somebody. There was a doctor in PA that did abortions as a matter of conscience. Women abort. That is what one in every four of us do. The problem was that lots of women died of sepsis and hemorrhage when abortion was illegal. We now report health statistics in a way undreamed of in 1962. We will know how many women bleed to death. Or die from sepsis. We will know how many kids take substances like quinine or other substances to self abort like my Sister did.

The assassination of Dr. Tiller was a wake up call to the FBI, I hope. I think everybody gets it that the "pro life" are perverts and terrorists now. It was bound to happen. Just like Gandhi said.

I say "Let's you and him fight."

Let the pundits and MS Media maunder on gravely about "the culture WAR" and create mischief in the pursuit of fame, scholarship and toilet paper sales. Me, I will get the gang together. Rent the apartment. Buy the pasta. Find a new Mike. Molon Labe.




Sunday, November 13, 2016

Community Standard or Do Not Be a Dick

We have a good crowd of intelligent, funny, friendly commenters here who can and do really talk to each other. I treasure my commenters.

TROLLS BEWARE!

I am now banning IP addresses as well as screen names. You cannot come here and irritate, harass, lie about the facts, and trash and sneer at people. Go elsewhere for your kind of fun.

People can have a good clean fight here. Fighting can be educational and fun. Just do not be a dick. And use facts. And the most important rule of all is I am the Queen. Do not piss me off.

internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists
Trolls will lie, exaggerate, and offend to get a response.
https://www.psychologytoday.co...

I love Quakers. They make me want to be a better person. And they tell me how to do that.

George Fox said this about those who quote scripture or Christ unaccompanied by agape love. I am sorely in need of love given current events. I am angry and scornful. Might as well be in Hell. 

The following passage is from "The testimony of Margaret Fox concerning her late husband," from The Journal of George Fox, 1694. In this excerpt, which contains the famous "what canst thou say?" query, Margaret Fell is describing George Fox's "sermon" at the Ulverston steeple-house. It was the first time she had heard him speak.
And so he went on, and said, "That Christ was the Light of the world, and lighteth every man that cometh into the world; and that by this light they might be gathered to God," &c. I stood up in my pew, and wondered at his doctrine, for I had never heard such before. And then he went on, and opened the scriptures, and said, "The scriptures were the prophets' words, and Christ's and the apostles' words, and what, as they spoke, they enjoyed and possessed, and had it from the Lord": and said, "Then what had any to do with the scriptures, but as they came to the Spirit that gave them forth? You will say, 'Christ saith this, and the apostles say this;' but what canst thou say? Art thou a child of the Light, and hast thou walked in the Light, and what thou speakest, is it inwardly from God?" &c. This opened me so, that it cut me to the heart; and then I saw clearly we were all wrong. So I sat down in my pew again, and cried bitterly: and I cried in my spirit to the Lord, "We are all thieves; we are all thieves; we have taken the scriptures in words, and know nothing of them in ourselves."
Members of the Society of the Friends of Jesus (Hicksite Quakers) believe divine revelation is ongoing. And it must be. This formula for living beats the 10 Commandments bigtime.

Simple Formula for Living

Live beneath your means. Return everything you borrow. Stop blaming other people. Admit it when you make a mistake. Give clothes not worn to charity. Do something nice and try not to get caught. Listen more; talk less. Every day take a 30-minute walk. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Don't make excuses. Don't argue. Get organized. Be kind to people [and all other beings]. Be kind to unkind people. Let someone cut ahead of you in line. Be humble. Realize and accept that life isn't fair. Know when to keep your mouth shut. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone. Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff.
We are not the dogs of God but his children. Prophetic religion has to do with relationships, not observances, with awe not belief, with love not guilt, with life not property, With the Way not moralism. Obedience to the Way is indeed of great use if it is freely given, but of no use if it is compelled. - Herrymon Maurer

Saturday, November 12, 2016

TRUMP gets served at Nick's Place. For you, Nick. Wish you were here.


There once was a blowhard named Trump
Who went on the political stump.
But the man's evil vision
Led to hair cut derision
And the view his head's up his rump.


Click for more Meathead Portraits


God bless you, Sgt. Shamar Thomas. I know S/he does.

I am feeling kind of challenged in my HATE THE COPS stance. Here is why and here below is a video of what an Iraq Veteran thinks about peaceful protesters and the role of the Police - notice the capitalization and the respectful address. I remembered this video from Occupy Manhattan.
Standing Rock, North Dakota — Widespread outrage over both the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and violent police crackdowns rages on. That outrage is spreading even to police agencies now returning from deployment to the reservation. Two departments have already refused to return, citing personal and public objections. As if that wasn’t enough, an army of sympathizers is re-purposing social media to combat police efforts in Standing Rock. Read more...
Ron Hemming, who reportedly is a retired deputy in Washington, shared his thoughts:
“As a retired deputy in Washington state, I would have refused to go on a detail such as this. As I am also part native blood, I stand with my relatives on the front line protecting the water from the black snake. Be safe. Stay strong." Read more...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I am amazed and know not what to say. - Hermia


We have elected someone crazier than I am to be President of the United States of America. 

And I am fucking crazy. 

I mean, I am some people shun me crazy. Madder than a shithouse rat crazy. 

God save us. For more immediate assistance:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday
There is also chat available, though I would recommend hearing a human voice.
chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/...


http://porkbun.deviantart.com/art/weeping-244745209

The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles. - E. V. Debs

Monday, November 7, 2016

Forward! - Sign of the Month - November 2016

From time to time in America a bodhisattva appears. A man or woman whose honesty gleams. A human who is endowed with brains, compassion, a sense of humor, courage and oratory. 

One great human runs for POTUS and loses several times. That human is the American Socialist Party candidate in the four candidate election of 1916. And last night he was waving to me in my dream.

I am thinking of Eugene Victor Debs today because he said this and we need to remember who we are today, I think. And where we need to go. 
I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.
As quoted in "Life of Eugene V. Debs" by Stephen Marion Reynolds, in Debs : His Life, Writings and Speeches (1908) edited by Bruce Rogers and Stephen Marion Reynolds, p. 71.

This was Debs ultimate goal.
The united vote of those who toil and have not will vanquish those who have and toil not, and solve forever the problems of democracy.
"In other words,"We are stronger together." - Hillary Clinton. I believe that. But I know that we "must use our heads." Debs was under no delusions about the American political parties.
The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles.
I am going to vote for Hillary. And then I am going to keep on working for my country. I am going to use my head and my hands. Nobody is perfect. We must have a Republic and we must keep it. Hat tip to B. Franklin. Democracy is work. The Bernie Revolution is ongoing. No slacking.

The revolution will not be televised. - Gil Scott-Heron


“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization. In order to act, people must get together." - Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, p. 113