Dec 9, 2022Liked by Thom Hartmann

I’d contact my Senators, but they’re Cornball & Cruz and it’s never worked before.

If I get a response, it’s usually filled with lies and obfuscations.

Which brings me to this recent news about Krusty Cinnabon giving up her title of “Democrat”

in order to keep the spotlight on her: does this not just mean that we now have three

Independent Senators inside? Maybe it’s the “shock” that someone changed their affiliation?

It seems to me that if you just observe, the title change would make little difference to

what we already are experiencing.

…which brings me to all of the happy-clappy about our “gains” after the mid-terms.

Aren’t we actually in a worse position now? We lost the House and we’re pretty much

in the same situation as we were before in the Senate. It’s like getting the side of your

car key’d and getting all excited that your car still works. 🤦

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Dec 10, 2022·edited Dec 10, 2022

Feel like a little user-lamb being chopped up and fed to the internet-wolves? Me too, and once again we are at least a decade behind Europe.

According to an article in The Verge 11/3/22 titled, The Mystery of Biden’s Deadlocked FCC:

"Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox News and The Wall Street Journal parent company News Corp, is on the same side as the Roberts family and Comcast, which owns MSNBC. These are not your usual allies. It’s bizarre that Comcast and the Fox News machine have teamed up to obstruct Gigi, and they’re doing it in two politically critical states.

David Goodfriend: "Comcast hired a lobbyist in West Virginia who used to serve as chief of staff to Senator Manchin back when Senator Manchin was governor. Senator Manchin has not said one way or the other which way he intends to vote, and that’s because his former chief of staff was hired by Comcast to lobby him against Gigi." The same thing happened in Arizona, home of centrist Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema."

So here we are once again with Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and piles of money!

Excellent Report, Thom. I'm hoping for another Biden miracle.

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Thanks for this nudge Thom, as this information was under the radar for me. I will contact my senators, Bennett and Hickenlooper; however, I think they are both on board for net neutrality(and I hope I’m right). The damage that Trump has done is so vast and so all-encompassing that it’s almost impossible to keep track of it all. Also, any of your writing from past newsletters is always of interest to me, since I only started reading your Substack material a couple of months ago.

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Only indirectly related, but important. You referred to (without naming it) the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court that opened the floodgates for government of the money, by the money and for the money. This decision does NOT require a Constitutional Amendment to be overturned. U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Section 2, last sentence: "In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have APPELLATE Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, WITH SUCH EXCEPTIONS, AND UNDER SUCH REGULATIONS AS THE CONGRESS SHALL MAKE." (Capitalization added for focus. Appellate refers to appealed cases, not cases with original jurisdiction.) If Congress passed a law restoring electoral reforms previously stripped by the Supreme Court, and referenced this clause to tell the Court that this law is outside their jurisdiction, it could be accomplished.

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Yes, add the relevant but maybe missed posts. So many issues come back around.

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U R free to add a past post and/or a link to that post anywhere in Ur articles as U see fit, #Tomasis. We'll engage wherever Ur pen takes us! Thx, fer da info!

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