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Community EventsMar23Fri8:00 am 2018 Social Justice Symposium on... @ UA Drachman Hall2018 Social Justice Symposium on... @ UA Drachman HallMar 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm“The award winning Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage faculty, students, community members, and health professionals in dialogue to raise awareness of how social issues affect health. The theme of the conference is Power & Privilege: Tackling Microaggressions in … Continue reading →Mar24Sat9:30 am How to Plan a Forum & Be a Moder... @ Pima County Housing CenterHow to Plan a Forum & Be a Moder... @ Pima County Housing CenterMar 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pmShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest10:00 am #March for Our Lives – Phoenix @ Arizona State Capitol#March for Our Lives – Phoenix @ Arizona State CapitolMar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm“Student-led protest in response to gun violence that have resulted in tragedies time and time again. We encourage EVERYONE to attend. This is our time to push for a change in gun laws, mental health education, and security in schools. … Continue reading →10:00 am Know Your Rights Clinic – Conozc... @ Consulado de Mexico en TucsonKnow Your Rights Clinic – Conozc... @ Consulado de Mexico en TucsonMar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pmHosted by Mi Familia Vota “Le gustaria saber que hacer si es detenido por la policia o inmigracion? ¡Acompáñenos para informarse de sus derechos y de como proteger a su familia y comunidad! Venga a resolver sus preguntas con nuestro … Continue reading →10:00 am March for Our Lives @ Nogales Mercado Farmer's MarketMarch for Our Lives @ Nogales Mercado Farmer's MarketMar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pmHosted by March for our Lives Nogales “Join fellow community members and high school students in a march and rally to call for an end to gun violence. It’s time for us to take a stand, along with fellow marchers … Continue reading →10:00 am March for Our Lives rally @ Sahuarita High School, SahuaritaMarch for Our Lives rally @ Sahuarita High School, SahuaritaMar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest10:00 am March for Our Lives Tucson @ Pueblo Gardens ParkMarch for Our Lives Tucson @ Pueblo Gardens ParkMar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pmHosted by March for our lives Tucson “This March is to Show the Government, the Nation, the World that Assault rifles are killing our kids and they need to fix the Gun Laws. It is NOT Mental Health issue, it … Continue reading →11:00 am March for Our Lives Tucson @ Jacome Plaza to UA MallMarch for Our Lives Tucson @ Jacome Plaza to UA MallMar 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm“March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has … Continue reading →6:00 pm 29th Annual Ms. Senior Arizona/A... @ Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, Surprise29th Annual Ms. Senior Arizona/A... @ Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, SurpriseMar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmTickets Now Available for 29th Annual Ms. Senior Arizona/America Pageant! PRESS RELEASE Song, Dance & Ventriloquism will grace the stage at the Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Valley Vista Performing Arts Center … Continue reading →Mar26Mon12:00 pm CD 1 Congressman Tom O’Halleran ... @ Dragon's View restaurantCD 1 Congressman Tom O’Halleran ... @ Dragon's View restaurantMar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pmCD 1 Congressman Tom O’Halleran was elected to this office in Nov. 201.6 Bio from his website: https://ohalleran.house.gov/ “Growing up, Tom O’Halleran was taught the value of hard work and honesty in serving his community. It is no surprise he took these … Continue reading →5:00 pm Secretary of State candidate Mar... @ Arizona History MuseumSecretary of State candidate Mar... @ Arizona History MuseumMar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm“Congressman Raúl Grijalva, former Congressman Ron Barber, Supervisor Richard Elias, House Minority Whip Charlene Fernandez, State Rep. Gerae Peten, former State Rep. Stefanie Mach, City Council Member Shirley Scott, Pima County Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams, TUSD Board Member Adelita Grijalva, … Continue reading →6:00 pm Public Education in Tucson and P... @ Randolph Golf Clubhouse Copper RoomPublic Education in Tucson and P... @ Randolph Golf Clubhouse Copper RoomMar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmHosted by Center for Community Dialogue, a program of Our Family Services and Steve Kozachik Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star will moderate a panel discussion on public education in Tucson and Pima County with representatives from the … Continue reading →Mar27Tue9:00 am Lobby Day! Moms Demand Action – AZ @ Arizona State CapitolLobby Day! Moms Demand Action – AZ @ Arizona State CapitolMar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm“Join Moms Demand Action volunteers from across the state to lobby members of our state legislature to enact common sense gun policy. Don’t miss the chance to meet & learn from other passionate Moms at our 2018 Lobby Day in … Continue reading →12:00 pm 2018 Stand with Planned Parentho... @ Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix2018 Stand with Planned Parentho... @ Arizona Biltmore Resort, PhoenixMar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmHosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona “Join us for our annual “Stand with Planned Parenthood” luncheon. Funds raised at this event will support Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona’s advocacy and electoral efforts to ensure women and young people have … Continue reading →4:00 pm Court Night @ Flowing Wells community centerCourt Night @ Flowing Wells community centerMar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pmCourt Night Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Twice a year the Superior Court, in conjunction with the Pima County Bar Association, offers Court Night – free presentations designed to educate the public about legal issues and … Continue reading →4:00 pm Warrant Resolution Night Court @ Pima County Justice CourtWarrant Resolution Night Court @ Pima County Justice CourtMar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pmResolve your active warrants between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s license – Schedule a new court date Note: Warrant Resolution Court attendees are advised to … Continue reading →5:30 pm Global Refugee Trends & Resettle... @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryGlobal Refugee Trends & Resettle... @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryMar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmRefugee Resettlement Lecture Series: Global Refugee Trends and Resettlement Update Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (5:30PM – 7:00PM) Murphy-Wilmot Library Description The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees publishes an annual report on the migration trends of refugees and displaced … Continue reading →5:30 pm Small Claims workshop @ Pima County Public Service CenterSmall Claims workshop @ Pima County Public Service CenterMar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pmShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterestMar28Wed7:00 am 2018 Cesar E. Chavez Fundraiser ... @ Desert Diamond Casino2018 Cesar E. Chavez Fundraiser ... @ Desert Diamond CasinoMar 28 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 amShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest4:00 pm Day of Action for Education @ Arizona State CapitolDay of Action for Education @ Arizona State CapitolMar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm“In the wake of teacher strikes across the nation, local grassroots groups Save our Schools Arizona and Arizona Educators United will hold a Day of Action March 28 at the Arizona Capitol and at locations across the state. The Day … Continue reading →4:30 pm “The Magic of the Middle Ages: L... @ Himmel Park Library“The Magic of the Middle Ages: L... @ Himmel Park LibraryMar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pmPlaque with the Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew courtesy of The MET. (Image in the Public Domain) The Magic of the Middle Ages: Lessons from the Past Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (4:30PM – 5:30PM) Himmel Park Library Description “The … Continue reading →5:30 pm Sustainable Living Forum: Air Qu... @ Delectables Catering & VenueSustainable Living Forum: Air Qu... @ Delectables Catering & VenueMar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmOur monthly Sustainable Living Forum brings experts to talk about, and discuss, topics in sustainable living. This month’s topic: Air Quality: What You Need to Know Guest speakers: Beth Gorman – PCDEQ http://webcms.pima.gov/government/environmental_quality/ Bring your brains and enthusiasm. Learn from … Continue reading →6:00 pm “Dolores” free film screening @ Sunnyside High School“Dolores” free film screening @ Sunnyside High SchoolMar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm“Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for … Continue reading →Mar29Thu5:00 pm “Beyond the Wall” film on crimin... @ Loft Cinema“Beyond the Wall” film on crimin... @ Loft CinemaMar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pmBeyond the Wall Thursday, March 29 AT 5:00PM | Free ADMISSION Presented by Old Pueblo Community Services. Beyond the Wall highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform: the many prisoners returning to their communities each year where they … Continue reading →Mar30Fri8:00 am 2nd Annual UA Inclusive Excellen... @ UA Memorial Student Union2nd Annual UA Inclusive Excellen... @ UA Memorial Student UnionMar 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pmUA Inclusive Excellence Symposium Save the Date! 2nd Annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium | Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8 am – 5 pm | University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center “Sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence … Continue reading →Mar31Sat8:30 am We the People Summit @ Phoenix Convention CenterWe the People Summit @ Phoenix Convention CenterMar 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm“Please save the date for the next We the People Summit. We will be back at the Phoenix Convention Center South Building and this summit will focus on everything elections. Registration is now open for the next We the People … Continue reading →9:00 am Citizenship Fair hosted by Congr... @ El Pueblo Neighborhood CenterCitizenship Fair hosted by Congr... @ El Pueblo Neighborhood CenterMar 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pmShare this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest10:00 am LD 10 Town Hall @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryLD 10 Town Hall @ Murphy-Wilmot Branch LibraryMar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmBipartisan town hall with LD 10 Senator David Bradley (D); Rep. Kirsten Engel (D) and Rep. Todd Clodfelter (R).Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterest2:00 pm “Generation Silent” film about L... @ Loft Cinema“Generation Silent” film about L... @ Loft CinemaMar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmGeneration Silent Saturday, March 31 AT 2:00PM | Free ADMISSION • $10 Suggested donation Presented by Harmony Hospice with proceeds benefiting Southern Arizona Senior Pride. With a post-film panel discussion with Erin Russ of Southern Arizona Gender Alliance and Terri Waldman … Continue reading →
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The Tucson Festival of Books brings hundreds of authors to Tucson each year. For politicos, one of the hottest tickets at the Book Festival is author and historian John Nichols of The Nation.
If you want to hear Nichols speak in an informal setting– away from the Book Festival crowds, come to the IBEW Hall on Saturday night, March 10. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA Tucson) and the Pima Area Labor Federation (PALF) are hosting their annual An Evening with John Nichols. I am proud to be the warm-up act for Nichols again this year. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Russia collusion investigation into Donald Trump has inspired a few new Christmas tune parodies this year that people have forwarded to me (I know that there are more out there on the Internet).
The first is a remake of the children’s Christmas tune “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Listen to “I Want a Papadopoulos For Christmas” from Rocky Mountain Mike.
The second is a remake of Eartha Kitt’s classic “Santa Baby” which most of you are probably more familiar with by Madonna. This is a sing-along “Mueller Baby” which is witty and fun. My favorite. Watch the video.
Rocky Mountain Mike also has a parody of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Listen to “The Twelve Days of Trumpness.”
If you want to draw attention to other worthy Trump inspired Christmas tune parodies, post a link in the comments.
Nearly four years ago, back when most didn’t know Thucky’s true identity, I had to place him on double secret probation. That occurred because Thucky was playing it fast and loose with his “facts.” But it was mostly in jest, because I knew the world would want to know who our friend Thucky was.
Well, he’s returned to old form, and this time his double secret probation is not a joke. We all know the carnival barker behind the curtain. There’s no need to play along any further.
Here’s what ole Thuckarooskie tried to pass off as fact in a comment:
Compare that 10% to the crushing burden you all advocate on small business women. 39.6% federal, 12.4% social security, 2.4% medicare, 5% state and 8% sales tax = 67.4%. Not enough left to drive business growth.
There’s not a grain of truth in those two sentences.
I’m going to give Thucky one week to identify each and every element of intellectual dishonesty in those two sentences, and apologize for them, in a comment to this post. Should he fail to do so, he’s outta here. Continue reading
Laughing is good for your health.
Laughing Liberally is good for your health, good for your mind, and good for democracy.
Laughing Liberally political comics regularly perform around town. Tonight– July 31— the comics will perform at Hotel Congress at 8 p.m. The twist for tonight’s event will be the addition of tabling politicians like myself. Come on down! Have a laugh, meet the candidates, and enjoy an evening of politics and laughs.
In honor of tonight’s event, check out my one and only Laughing Liberally performance from 2012. I had the honor of blogging the 2012 DNC for the Huffington Post. Hear about my experiences below, and come to Hotel Congress tonight to catch some laughs and meet fellow progressives.
In any normal presidential election year (when I’m not running for office myself), I would have been hunkered down in front of the TV watching the Republican National Convention (RNC) this week.
But since I have had campaign events every night, I have had to depend upon social media and the lame stream media for my news. From what I have seen, the scene in Cleveland, my hometowm region, has been a wild ride. For a light-hearted look at how dire the situation is. Check out Randy Rainbow after the jump.