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How Big Monies Is Strong Arming Recalcitrant Republicans Who Oppose Trumpcare

The wealthy are pouring in the money and influence.

Gronda Morin

Image result for images of senator dean hellerThe big monied backed Pro-Trump PACs went into action with negative TV Ads to pressure the republican Senator from Neveda, Dean Heller as soon as he announced on 6/23/17, that he could not back the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.

This is a perfect case study in how the billionaire folks like the Koch brothers, the Mercers and others exert undue influence over the republican legislators to where they are put at risk if they put the well being and needs of their constituents first before their’s.

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As per the 6/24/17 Washington Post article by David Weigle, “(Senator Dean) Heller, the only Senate Republican facing a 2018 reelection bid in a state won by Hillary Clinton last year, announced on Friday (6/23/17) that he could not back a bill “that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of…

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The price of performance

Another of Tallis Steelyard’s varied and entertaining experiences written down by Jim Webster.

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Occasionally one gets called upon to perform at one of the great formal affairs. Such a call comes perhaps once or twice a year and I always feel that it is worth making an effort and attending. Admittedly one never gets paid and rarely gets tipped, but one meets people and it’s rare I do not get a couple of new patrons. Still it comes at a cost.

The biggest issue is the ‘outfit.’ I do not own a formal coat, britches and wig. Such garments are a century or more out of style and men are only forced into them on these very rare occasions. Indeed they are obligatory only for the top-table and those asked to perform, although many who possess such garb will turn up wearing it if only to flaunt their affluence.

I will instead turn to Saval who hires out suitable garments. Initially his prices…

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Another teaser

A story of Jack’s from the anthology.

Have We Had Help?

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The following short extract from one of the thirty tales of the anthology, describes the real enemy of every living thing in Goblindom…

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Crellen the black wizard stood up, cleared his throat and addressed the assembly. “Aeons ago in the time before, after we had banished the humans, we placed a wall of magic around our part of the world to protect ourselves from everything beyond our borders. If these humans find a way through, we must destroy them where they stand by any and all means at our disposal. Magic still rules here, not metal! We cannot allow these accursed humans to invade. While we fight amongst ourselves, our squabbles are as nothing compared to the evil these creatures present to all living things in Goblindom. How many of them exist is anyone’s guess? There may be thousands of them. I have heard of their ways from other…

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Good People Doing Good Things – Michael and Camille Geraldi

Good news.

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I actually planned and started today’s post to be three short stories about ‘good people doing good things’ for disabled people.  But once I got to the story of Michael and Camille Geraldi, I realized that I did not want to consign their story to a short, 200-300 word snippet, as theirs is a story deserving of so much more.  So, please allow me to introduce you to two beautiful people …

Geraldis-3Michael Geraldi was a pediatrician and his wife Camille a nurse.  What, you ask, is so special about the Geraldis?  During the course of their 40-year marriage, these two wonderful people adopted 88 children with special needs. It started in 1973 when Michael would often find Camille, late at night and well past the end of her shift, in the nursery, rocking the special babies, the ones that families and medical science had already given up on.  Camille…

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