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February 2017 NewsBlog Sun City Democrats
SCDC at the Phoenix Women's March! ON TV!
Women's March WE WERE THERE!
We were part of the strong presence in the Woman's March on Saturday, January 21st in downtown Phoenix. Several of our members also attended the Washington DC March.
Many of these men and women will be at the meeting and I am sure they will relate their experiences at the March.
We thank Pat Tonnema for her hard work and diligence at securing the bus and getting the word out. The bus was filled very fast!
Over 3,000,000 Marchers were recorded. Many Marched in their home towns and one group Marched in the Antarctic.
We are determined to keep our hard one rights to our own bodies and lives. The alarming trend is to take these rights away from women and make them obey the religions and rules of others. We worked too hard and too long to not fight!
We had many people join our SCDC group at the March. We were also featured on Cronkite News in a video article. Cronkite News is on Channel 8, KAET every Monday through Friday at 5pm. They cover many more news stories in a greater depth than the commercial stations have time to do.
Military Pie chart 2016
Join us on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Fairway Recreation Center (107th and Peoria) beginning at 6:00 pm for our regular meeting.
We will cover the Woman's March Success and our contributions. We will further discuss our Action items and ask the groups if they have met and what they are doing. You will have a chance to join a group. You may belong to more than one group.
Our formal program this month is by our very own Carolyn Modeen. Her topic is the US Military and all the facts and information that you need to know. These are important facts and figures that help you understand where the USA stands militarily in the world.
Where do your tax dollars go? Are they used wisely and efficiently? Their budget is huge part of our National Budget. Get your facts here.
Luke Air Force Base is right in our backyard. It is one of the elite training grounds for military jet flier training. Luke is also a major economic driver for Phoenix.
Mark your calendars now for the February 2nd meeting at Fairway recreation Center (107th and Peoria) beginning at 6:00 pm.
All RCSC members and guests are invited to attend our meetings!
We meet for coffee every Monday at Starbucks on the corner of 99th Avenue and Bell at 9:00 a.m. You are invited to join this lively group for some great conversations.
We form friendships that get out and DO things for our cause. It is a great way to begin your week. You will learn what others are doing and find activities that suit your interests and level of participation. Join the movers and shakers this Monday!
This feature is all about what people are saying....
There are some profound truths in these comments. Make them your own and USE them to fight back!
He lost by 3,000,000 votes and had to have the GOP, Wikileaks, FBI, Assange, Putin/Russia and propagandistic LIES to even get that close. Democracy DIED. Impeachment is the only way to even begin to take back our Democracy. Look at the numbers across the country! WE THE PEOPLE say he did not win nor does he have any mandate.
Can we talk about this for a minute?
This is a Yale-educated law professor, First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State who:
-Endured 25 years of smear campaigns
-Lost the Electoral College by 80,000 votes
-Won the popular vote by 3 million votes
-Attended her opponent's inauguration
-Received no handshake from Trump
-Was booed by the crowd when she appeared
And goddammit... LOOK at her. Polished and confident, wearing white for the Suffragettes, her husband taking *her* arm instead of the other way around.
This is the godmother of New America, a rational, pragmatic, imperfect human being who was born 50 years too early for her gender to be a non-issue in an election.
While she missed the presidency, she arrived just in time to show us all, in unflinching terms, the deep undercurrent of sexist double standards in our society.
And in doing so, she taught generations of girls and women that yes, you DO matter and yes, you CAN do anything.
This is Hillary Clinton.
Dear Donald Trump,
Show me the IQ test proving your IQ is "one of the highest".
Show me the IRS letter proving you're under audit.
Show me the report from your investigators in Hawai'i who "can't believe what they are finding".
Show me Melania's visa that allowed her to work legally in the US.
Show me the evidence that millions of illegal votes were cast.
Show me the video with thousands of Muslims celebrating 9-11.
Show me the documents proving that you've transferred all your assets into a trust, blind or otherwise; multiple sources are reporting no paperwork has been filed.
Show me the plan to destroy ISIS.
Show me the evidence that 81 percent of white homicide victims are killed by black people.
Show me the proof that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.
Show me proof that Barack Obama was literally the founder of ISIS.
Show me the evidence that climate change is a Chinese hoax.
Show me the receipt for the $10,000 you pledged to donate to the Twin Towers Fund.
Show me your tax returns for the years 2002 through 2008 that are no longer under federal audit.
Show me the Better Business Bureau letter that gave Trump U. an “A” rating (they actually gave it a D-).
Until you do these things, I'll continue to regard everything coming out of your mouth or Twitter account as a lie, until proven otherwise.
Eight men decided my rights over my body yesterday. I am protesting the loss of the freedom over my own body.
Also, this country was founded by rioters who broke into a business and tossed that business's merchandise into the Boston Harbor. Moral of this: IF no one will listen to you. IF you are ignored. ALL you have left is what the founders of this country did.
8 men told ALL the women in the USA what they can or cannot do with their own bodies.
Then the USA signed a document that told the WHOLE world what their women could or could not do with their bodies.
If you do not get it yet....... your empathy scale is off the charts low!
The Brothers of Ringling shut down
the circus in everyone’s town.
But the Capitol home
and the USA dome
Now harbor a new brand of clown.
Poor Republican Joe.....
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because... some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too.
He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills.
Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.
Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.
He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.
The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good.
He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
"We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."
Poor old Joe.
~Written by John Gray Cincinnati, Ohio