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I wonder if Betsy DeVos is enjoying her view from under the Trump Campaign Bus. Has she learned yet that DJT loyalty is a one way interaction? Will her congressional testimony be less smug next time, knowing that all unpopular decisions will be hung around her neck by the POTUS?

 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

I am outraged, Tweety.

I am ashamed at how little children, or anyone who isn't part of the 1% is valued in this society.

A woman in my Liberal Literary Ladies of Lexington book club is a retired teacher.

Teachers are very active in KY, protesting cuts and cuts in their pensions.

I told her I would protest with teachers.

Nurses, teachers, police and fire, need to unite on a number of issues.

2005 was a busy productive year for California nurses, teachers, parents,  and school employees, paramedics and other first responders, police, sheriffs, highway patrol. 

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California Nurses Lead the Fight against Arnold Schwarzenegger's Anti-Union Ballot Measures

When George Bush was re-elected in November 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated Hollywood style, with an extreme political makeover. With his poll numbers in the clouds and state Democrats in no mood to fight, Arnold veered to the right, implementing a pro-corporate agenda and taking aim at the state's unions, who he blamed for everything from political gridlock in Sacramento to the state's budget deficit.

But after 12 months of going toe to toe with the state's nurses, teachers, [police, CHIPS], and firefighters, Schwarzenegger's approval rating was cut in half and his ballot initiatives were roundly rejected by voters. Indeed, after declaring 2005 the "year of reform," the former Mr. Universe limped into 2006 with his superhero image battered, if not completely wrecked...

...   Schwarzenegger's first step was to reward corporate backers in the health care industry by suspending a hard-won law that lowered patient-to-nurse ratios in the state's hospitals and emergency rooms.

This move ignited the California Nurses Association (CNA), who defied conventional wisdom in both labor and Democratic Party political circles and aggressively fought back against the governor. Within weeks thousands of nurses staged a large demonstration in Sacramento to defend the safe staffing ratios, and rank-and-file CNA activists began hounding Schwarzenegger at public appearances.

The standoff escalated in December 2004 when Schwarzenegger ridiculed a group of protesting nurses during a women's conference. He told the 10,000 audience members to ignore the chanting RN's, claiming they were "special interests" who were upset because "I am always kicking their butt."...

...   Wherever Arnold went, from Washington to Wall Street, the nurses weren't far behind. The CNA even followed Schwarzenegger to a $100,000-per-ticket fundraiser at the Rolling Stones concert in Boston's Fenway Park...

...   The nurses never let up, staging more than 100 protests in 12 months. These efforts struck a chord both with union members and with the public. At the November 8 election, all four of Schwarzenegger's were defeated...

https://www.labornotes.org/2006/02/california-nurses-lead-fight-against-arnold-schwarzeneggers-anti-union-ballot-measures

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9 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Do they all have the mentality of an 8th grader?

I guess so.

I was thinking more like 5th or 6th grade.  You give them too much credit.

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Isn't there a specific psychology surrounding the use of chants and certain ritual to enhance the experience of unity in ĺarge groups?

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33 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Isn't there a specific psychology surrounding the use of chants and certain ritual to enhance the experience of unity in ĺarge groups?

Chants have always been a part of the political process.  Things like "Yes We Can!" (followed later by "Yes We Did!" chants)  or "Four More Years!!!".   So that's not a psychology that bothers me.  It's the cattiness of "lock her up!"  "CNN sucks!"  "AOC Sucks" that just seems a bit off.  Even "Build that wall!" just doesn't sound friendly considering that for some what it's rooted in.

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4 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Chants have always been a part of the political process.  Things like "Yes We Can!" (followed later by "Yes We Did!" chants)  or "Four More Years!!!".   So that's not a psychology that bothers me.  It's the cattiness of "lock her up!"  "CNN sucks!"  "AOC Sucks" that just seems a bit off.  Even "Build that wall!" just doesn't sound friendly considering that for some what it's rooted in.

Don't forget Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil, and Jews Will Not Replace Us. 

I read an interview with a rally-goer who said the Michigan rally was her 25th. Ugh. The man can't string together even one coherent sentence. To think about listening to that for 25 times boggles the mind. 

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21 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

Don't forget Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil, and Jews Will Not Replace Us. 

[...]

What exactly are you trying to say?

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5 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

I was thinking more like 5th or 6th grade.  You give them too much credit.

Kinda like “p***y grabs back”, and “d*** to small, can’t build a wall”.

 

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3 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Kinda like “p***y grabs back”, and “d*** to small, can’t build a wall”.

 

I've been to a few democracy rallies, and can't say I've heard either of these. A chant I have heard are "this is what democracy looks like" . And at a March for Our Lives:  "What do we want? Change. And when do we want it? Now."

And I apologize for the "Seig Heil" comment. That was evoking Godwin's law. 

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2 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

I've been to a few democracy rallies, and can't say I've heard either of these. A chant I have heard are "this is what democracy looks like" . And at a March for Our Lives:  "What do we want? Change. And when do we want it? Now."

And I apologize for the "Seig Heil" comment. That was evoking Godwin's law. 

Well, I’ve been to conservative rallies where I haven’t heard any of the above mentioned chants.  

 

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