Meanwhile, Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, is preparing to announce his candidacy for president next week by signing a Superfund site of a state budget that includes a provision that—and I am not kidding here—does away with the concept of the weekend.
Also a nice crack at Jeb! Read more about Shorter Scott Walker: all your weekends belong to the Koch brothers
Now pink, as well as red, besides orange. (I am sure, since it's that time of year, I'm going to take many more photos of poppies than normal people would, but they're very beautiful, and also challenging.)
Clinton derangment symdrom, the anti-Clinton hatred that has reduced so much of our public discourse to the most appalling lies, is back for the 2016 election.
Mark Blyth: "Actually, what we're really doing is bailing out Commerzbank. How do you feel about that?"
I believe I complained about my all-orange poppies, and wondered where the red ones were. Well, here's the first, and it's humongous! (As usual, hard to photograph because it captures any breeze so effectively.) And when I say humongous:
The entire legislature in Virginia, NJ, and Kentucky are up for election this year, as are municipal offices on those states. There are municipal elections in Connecticut, New York state, and probably many other places too. So, what is happeing in your neck of the woods? Anything the Corrente community should know about? Read more about Local elections 2015, what's happening in your locality?
Email from 12 Million Member AFL-CIO, asking me to sign petition so that "TPP is as good for working people as President Obama has said it is". That'll strike fear into the heart of the plutocracy!
Actually, no it won't. We need credible electoral threats, in the form of credible masses of voters circling primaries, like sharks about to engage in a feeding frenzy. We need a massive public education program (ya know, one that actually educates if not most of the electorate, than a large enough percentage of them to actually make a difference. I.e., the exact opposite of the massive FAIL we can readily observe, for ourselves, if we just devote a few hours to engaging our clueless neighbors.) Read more about Email from 12 Million Member AFL-CIO, asking me to sign petition so that "TPP is as good for working people as President Obama has said it is". That'll strike fear into the heart of the plutocracy!
As readers may know, my garden is a "Grandmother's Garden," though only as a happy accident:
Often appearing haphazard or growing at random, grandmother's garden was actually designed as a painting with an eye to composition using color, shape, and texture. It is no wonder then that so many painters, writers, poets, and other artists created such gardens. These gardens inspired them and often are seen in their works. ...
For example, the color orange (honeysuckle): Read more about In the garden: Masses of color