Gratitude

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s (D. CO) re-election campaign: Sen. Michael Bennet (D. CO) The Washington Post: “GOP looks to win back Senate in 2022” The fight for the Senate has already begun — we’re only a couple...

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  • February 24, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) It wasn’t all that long ago I asked you to pitch in toward Senator Raphael Warnock’s runoff election in Georgia. Well, I need...

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  • February 18, 2021

The local internet buzzed. The local goose had tangled itself in a loose strand of fishing line, with a barbed lure tearing at her throat. The local goose was an odd duck.  My best effort called her a Greylag or an Anser Anser.  She was mean and would chase children. ...

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  • January 27, 2021

This post-election period has been like no other, for reasons I don’t need to restate. While every outgoing president and presidential challenger in my lifetime—even Nixon, FFS!—left the White House and/or relinquished claims to power more or less gracefully, putting country far above self and party, Donald Trump is a...

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  • January 18, 2021

A day of both quiet gratitude but combined with sadness. Today is our 35th  wedding anniversary, which sadly because of the pandemic we will not celebrate with a dinner out. Still we are grateful for one another. The sadness is because yesterday we had to say goodbye to Elsa, our...

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  • December 29, 2020

Pursed lips moving, Trump lies, repeating the same falsehoods. Fortunately his debunked claims have revealed flaws in the GOP’s historically bogus voter suppression arguments. x Remember: when Trump uses the phrase “got caught,” it's a telltale sign that he's lying, comparable to tales of burly men crying with gratitude around...

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  • December 27, 2020

Received a few e-mails for upcoming GOTV event to help Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) win their runoff elections. Received this e-mail last night  from Senate Circle: Thank You Going into the holiday season, we give thanks for you: for joining this team and bringing...

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  • December 10, 2020

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half. The House Armed Services Committee shortly passed the...

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  • December 4, 2020

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half to...

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  • December 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) Jon Ossoff and Rev. Warnock’s runoff races in Georgia are our last chance to...

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  • November 21, 2020

Did Trump actually call the two Wayne County canvassers to try to reverse their reversal.  Autogolpe Trump's widespread effort to delay or undermine certification includes no-take-backsies.  Now Rudy saying lots of people from Camden came to Philly to vote. “It happens all the time. It's about as common as people getting...

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  • November 19, 2020

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing...

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  • September 19, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Barbara Bollier (D. KS), Sara Gideon (D. ME), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), MJ Hegar (D. TX), and Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) U.S. Senate campaigns: We need to flip four seats to take back the Senate and remove...

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  • September 16, 2020

Received this e0mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’ (D. LA) U.S. Senate campaign: Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight says control of the Senate is a “toss up,” and POLITICO says the race for the Majority is “too close to call.” Democrats only need to...

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  • August 21, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got just over a 60sec window to say her piece. She was able to fit the entire Progressive movement within that time. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) did it. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode When AOC was concerned that she only got a minute or so...

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  • August 19, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) We need to win in Colorado if we’re going to take back the Senate this November and remove Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from power. Former Colorado...

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  • August 14, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: Dr. Barbara Bollier (D. KS) Barbara Bollier officially has a Republican opponent in the race for the critical open seat in Kansas. Now that the Kansas primary is over...

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  • August 9, 2020

An incredulous and visibly upset Dr. Eddie Glaude had quite a few words for Donald Trump’s claim implying why he is good for black people. Dr. Eddie Glaude did not allow Trump to get away with it. Watch the full episode here. Donald Trump said no other president sans Abraham...

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  • August 7, 2020

Received two e-mails this week from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of his fellow Ohio Democrats. First, here’s his e-mail in support of these Democrats running to flip some red districts blue: Ohio is a key battleground for 2020. If we’re going to fight for values like...

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  • July 25, 2020

I keep vigil. I wish I knew how to get people to care, but we seem determined to kill ourselves and ignore all of the code red warnings that the science is telling us. I guess it comes down to what outrages folks and it isn’t our survival. Perhaps it is...

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  • July 24, 2020
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Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) The Center for Politics says the Senate race in North Carolina is one of only a handful that Democrats likely need to win to flip...

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  • July 23, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: I have great news: MJ Hegar won her primary election in Texas earlier this week and we have an opportunity to make her the next senator from the Lone Star...

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  • July 19, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

Some big news today: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Wednesday rolled out the policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which is slated for next month. The 110-page document has been submitted to the Democratic National Committee’s...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video Cook Political Report just changed the rating for Steve Bullock’s race in Montana to a toss up. Steve’s race could determine control of the Senate and...

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  • June 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Jaime Harrison understands firsthand why Americans all over the country are demanding change. Jaime’s grandparents raised him in a mobile home in Orangeburg, South Carolina....

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Cal Cunningham (D. NC), Sara Gideon (D. ME), John Hickenlooper (D. CO) and Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaigns: The Center for Politics says there are four races that Democrats likely need to win in...

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  • June 18, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) After the complete mishandling of Georgia’s primary election, it’s clearer than ever that we need leaders in our government who will fight to...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a roadblock to progress in the Senate, refusing to do anything more to help workers and communities during this current crisis. My friend Amy...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign: Sen. Doug Jones (D. AL) My colleague, Alabama Senator Doug Jones, is running for re-election in one of the most competitive races in the Senate. Doug is considered...

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  • May 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s (D. NM-03) U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D. NM) Democrats need to flip four seats to take back the Senate Majority, push Majority Leader Mitch McConnell out of power, and...

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  • May 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: The race for the Senate in Alaska could play a key role in determining control of the Senate in 2020, and political experts changed the race rating in...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Today, I want to introduce you to Cal Cunningham. Cal’s a veteran and father who is running for Senate in North Carolina. Politico just called Cal’s race “the possible tipping...

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  • April 22, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D, OH) in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I want to talk to you about my friend Joe Biden. Joe Biden has dedicated his life to serving our country, and has never forgotten whom he fights for: the millions of Americans...

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  • April 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Steve Bullock (D. MT) A new poll out of Montana has my friend, Steve Bullock, TIED in Montana’s must-win Senate race. If we win in Montana, we’re all-but...

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  • April 6, 2020

This is the wrong type of leadership: Donald Trump’s characteristic (and characteristically unreflective) 180-degree turn last weekend on the need for much more rigorous quarantining to stop the coronavirus pandemic stimulated a number of Republican governors to get off the dime and issue the statewide shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders that...

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  • April 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Rep. Max Rose’s (D. NY-11) re-election campaign: Today, Afghanistan veteran and freshman congressman Max Rose (D-NY) is shipping out with the National Guard to assist some of the hard-hit cities with their coronavirus response efforts in his state. Leaders lead. When they’re called they...

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  • April 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA): Our country owes a debt of gratitude to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. Thanks to their tireless negotiations and standing firm for core Democratic principles, Congress passed a stimulus package today that will...

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  • March 28, 2020

The Italian death rate may be ahead for the US as the numbers now follow Italy’s, which wouldn’t have happened had Trump not wanted US companies to profit from the contagion (as well as not accepting non-US testing solutions). It’s should always be people’s health before profits. Italy’s current rate is 6.8%...

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  • March 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: A new poll out of Arizona has my friend, Mark Kelly, down by two points in Arizona’s must-win Senate race. This news comes after massive outside spending by Mitch McConnell and...

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  • March 14, 2020

All day today I’ve been getting from several Democrats in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign. Starting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Governor Steve Bullock just announced he’s running for Senate in Montana! Remember, Democrats need to net just four Senate seats to take back the...

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  • March 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ (D. MI) U.S. Senate campaign: The Michigan primary is tomorrow, and my friend Gary Peters needs our help. Split a contribution between Michigan Sen. Peters’ campaign and mine before Michiganders head to...

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  • March 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of former Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) & John Hickenlooper (D. CO) I just left Colorado, where I hit the campaign trail with my friend, John Hickenlooper. And I’ve...

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  • March 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today. from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: North Carolina is a key battleground state and Washington Republicans have already started using shady tactics to win in 2020. My friend, Cal Cunningham, is the leader hardworking North...

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  • February 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: In a few hours, President Trump will arrive in New Hampshire for another divisive campaign rally. New Hampshire is critical to determining control of the White House and the Senate...

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  • February 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Sara Gideon’s U.S. Senate campaign: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stalling progress in the Senate. Democrats are working every day to get things done for hardworking Americans, but the fact of the matter is we...

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  • February 10, 2020
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If you’re like me, you probably have received several e-mails from congressional Democrats and progressive groups united in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign and for his courageous vote to convict Donald Trump. To me, it’s a huge sign of First off, VoteVets: Yesterday was a...

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  • February 7, 2020

How strange, Lord Haw Haw gets an Iron Cross. There was a scholarship giveaway, a reunion, and all it needed was that DNA sample in the E. Jean Carroll defamation suit for Maury Povich’s on-camera reveal. x Speaker Pelosi on tearing up the president's State of the Union speech tonight: “It...

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  • February 5, 2020
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