Saturday, August 06, 2016

Skyward


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  1. ad astra?

    Bernie is first.

    What do people know about an outfit called Progressive Change Campaign Committee? Found them on FB. Spotted a congratulatory post for Zephyr, in which they commended her for being from the Warren wing of the party. A commenter took exception to that, pointing out that Warren seems to be moving ever more establishmentward. Yours truly pointed out that it should properly be the Dean wing, since Zephyr is a Deaniac from way back and that we're Berniacs now. Anyway, I wondered if anyone had heard of them.

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    1. Cat--Here is the web site for theProgressive Change Campaign Committee. [Click] I'm not sure what to make of them.

      --Alan

      P.S.: Weather has cooled off into the 90's here--very nice, not that the 80's would be unwelcome. Miyoko is doing better. I am tired, but have this weekend off, which is wonderful. There have been some stressful things going on at both my jobs, but I am only peripherally involved. Only four more weekends--two in August and two in September--at my hospital job, then I have ever weekend, every (major) holiday and every night off. I may have said it before, but I AM READY for that.

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    2. Cat, I get emails from them regularly. I know they are supporting Berniecrats, Zephyr, Pramila, etc. But, as with all emails, they always ask for donations which they don't get because I can't donate to every single request.

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    3. Renee--I have been thinking that the Vermont Store fleece wrap looks like a good basic design; I am not sure about the elastic cuffs, and still think a Raglan sleeve would be a good idea--all to make it easy to take off and to put on in bed. Or even simpler, a shawl! Old-fashioned, but practical.

      --Alan

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    4. I have been making occasional contributions to PCCC (aka Bold Progressives) for years. I don't fully recall how I first came in contact with them. I tend to identify them with one of Russ Feingold's previous campaigns, but I may be confusing them with the Midwest Values PAC that I know is associated with Feingold. It's always hard to know just how effective these different organizations are.

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  2. Thank you for all the gift suggestions in the thread a few days ago. I copied them into a file so I can look them over and maybe get some feedback from my brother. Mom's actually not starting treatment for a couple weeks. And we have a visit planned later this month before Daughter starts her year of study abroad in Japan.

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    1. Oops--somehow I put the reply above, where it makes no sense.--alan

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    2. Throws at L.L. Bean - Click

      They are currently having a sale.

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    1. Good work, puddle!

      Alan

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    2. ARG! It never even occurred to me to look them up on Wikipedia. Thanks, everybody for the info.

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    3. And it didn't occur to me to look them up on Factcheck.org, which is certainly revealing.

      Alan

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    4. Excerpted from the Wikipedia article (emphasis added):

      Interestingly, during the lead-up to the 2016 elections, the PCCC did not join other progressive groups in urging Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. Citing Warren's decision not to run, the PCCC instead urged candidates to adopt Warren's focus on economic populism, with a spokesperson saying it is "facilitating a race to the top on big Elizabeth Warren-style ideas".[10][15] It has stayed officially neutral in the Democratic primary but an aide to Clinton did meet with the head of the PCCC and the PCCC has applauded her campaign's policy proposals.[16][17]

      Susan, you might want to reconsider staying on their mailing list.

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    5. Reading further, I see that the PCCC has teamed up with DFA on a few projects. Sounds like the organization has been fairly successful in the past. OTOH the tone of the article is pretty ra-ra, and a note at the head calls its impartiality into question. Must investigate further.

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    6. Yes, Alan, most interesting. From a passing reference in the Wikipedia article, I gathered they were closely associated with Move On. Don't remember what put me off Move On, though something did. Don't know about PCCC. Guess I'll watch their FB page for a while to try to get a feel, but at the moment my sense is, they're a touch too centrist for my taste.

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    7. What put me off Move-On was that they were run strictly from the top down, without the sort of input that DFZ's local meet-ups provided (at least in Illinois).

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  4. So far no word on Green Party VP nominee.

    Alan

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    1. Baraka the VP nominee.

      --Alan

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  5. Think I'll go outside and murder some weeds.

    --Alan

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  6. Hallo from Maine, where I am in bliss with three grands! In fact, I was walking around with my baby grandson today and he fell asleep in my arms. ♡

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