Not because he was every going to be competitive in California, but rather because it shows that for the first time in four years his crazy base is eroding.
Democrats had better not get cocky though!

Unfortunately, it would have to extend out into the ocean.

And by the way, crossing the border without checking in with customs is a crime which could send the rick folk to jail.  Or have the boat seized.  Or both.

Creek estimates that right now some 30 to 40 American pleasure boats are cruising through British Columbia’s pristine waterways.

Lately, however, many have gone dark. Creek says that the Americans have figured out that they are being tracked through their transponders.

“They’re turning them off as they cross the border,” says Creek. “We see them on the computer, and at a particular point a few minutes later, they’re not there anymore.”

The maritime posse of retirees knows the boats didn’t suddenly turn around, or sink. That’s because Canadian boaters up and down the inland coast call and radio in the location of suspicious vessels, i.e., American boats. They report sightings to the RCMP’s marine division, though it’s unclear if any arrests have been made.

“The biggest petri dish in the world”

American yachts sneaking across the border makes Creek, and a lot of other Canadians, angry.

There is widespread alarm at how fast the coronavirus has spread through the Lower 48 and what many Canadians view as Americans’ flagrant disregard for mask wearing and maintaining a safe social distance.

If you’re going to stay stupid ignorant crap, are you so cowardly that you can’t put your name to it?

As there are some pretty intense headlines about the economy, the covid death of a major political figure who attended a rally Trump insisted on holding, and the potential for delay of the election; let’s try to take a moment of reflection on the last words of someone who mostly fought the good fight. The words are fairly simple, but a nice distraction from cynicism.

“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.

You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, through decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why the answers worked out long ago can help you find solutions to the challenges of our time. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.”


If you know any local Spanish-as-first-language speakers, with help from Ryan Hutson, Redheaded Blackbelt is translating COVID 19 articles and information into Spanish.

Fifty years ago today, July 29, 1970, table grape growers in California sign their first collective bargaining agreement with the United Farm Workers. Poster is ‘Cesar Chavez’ by Ernesto Yerena.

It was the last great unionization campaign in this country’s history.


This is a few years old, but deserves recirculation.


1 in 1350 Black Americans
1 in 1650 Indigenous Americans
1 in 2700 Latino Americans
1 in 3100 White Americans
1 in 3250 Asian Americans

I don’t think Rep. Yahoo knew what hit him.

It’s getting freaky.  Don’t watch if you don’t have the stomach for senseless violence.



August 2020