Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

Donkey Feed, Sept. 2nd, 2018

By Michael Bryan

Welcome back to your Feed for the Weekend! Slip off your shoes and strap on the feedbag! It’s time for some Feed…

First, a cool tool: From the New York Times interactive this cool tool shows you the effect of climate change in your lifetime by plotting the increase in the number of days above 90 Fahrenheit per year over your lifespan. Here’s mine:

Now, a bit of video: almost 3000 people died as a result of the Puerto Rican hurricane disaster, but few seem to care, and certainly no one in the Federal government has done much about it to the shame of the Trump Administration.

Next, a bit more video about the propaganda technique of “firehosing” and why it can be effective despite obviously consisting of lies (this reminding you of anyone?):

Next, some graphical grimness: A surprising proportion of worldwide gun deaths happen here in the United States, and a rather surprising portion are suicides.

And some graphical sadness that is nonetheless beautiful: a fantastic drone photo of Senator McCain’s coffin lying in state in the U.S. Capitol building:

Now, just click on Continue Reading and enjoy the rest of the feed…

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Political Calendar: Week of September 2, 2018

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Political Calendar for the Week of September 2, 2018:

Monday, September 3 – Sunday, September 9: 72nd Annual Navajo Nation Fair & Rodeo, at Navajo parks and recreation, Hwy. 264, Window Rock. The Navajo Nation Fair has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo Agriculture, Fine Arts and Crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment. The Navajo Nation Fair is the largest American Indian Fair and Rodeo within the Southwest United States.

PALF Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 3, 10:00 a.m.: Pima Area Labor Federation’s 22nd Annual Labor Day Picnic at the Reid Park Bandshell. Join us for free food, drinks, games and our 8th annual union olympics. This year’s event theme “Resist for today-Build for Tomorrow” reflects the changing dynamics of the workforce and will feature a classic car and motorcycle show with vehicles provided by Door Slammers Car club and union members.”

Monday, September 3, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. No meeting in observance of Labor Day. Next Week: Marion Chubon on Represent Me AZ & Local Activism.

DCSRA Annual Labor Day Party

Monday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.: DCSRA Labor Day Party, at the American Legion Hall, 1560 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley. We will be serving a southwest style buffet. “Spur of the Moment” band will entertain with country-western and classic rock music. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 23. Basic $25, Sponsor $30, Patron $35. Reservations and payment can be made in person at DCSRA headquarters, or by mail: P.O.Box 131, Green Valley, 85614.  For more information or a registration form, please email Terry Lang at lang_terry@yahoo.com.

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