Gun Reform candidate needs help overcoming GOP lies

I’ve been trying to get a well known gun reform activist to tweet/RT about Daryl Boling, an amazing Democratic candidate that seeks gun reform and has been speaking out in alignment with the positions of the March For Our Lives Movement.  

Here is Daryl’s campaign page on gun reform.

Here is an op-ed he wrote which is in total alignment with the goals of March For Our Lives.

Gun Violence Protection from Daryl Boling.

Recently Republicans spent a lot of money to send two mailers to every resident in Daryl Boling’s district to say that Daryl wants to raise taxes on the middle class.  In actuality Daryl wants to lower taxes on the middle class and the source that the GOP provides, proves this. Their dirty dishonest tactics might keep a pro-NRA candidate in office and keep the gun reform candidate out.  

Daryl’s campaign would like to raise just a few thousand dollars for a digital ad spend. A tweet (or retweet) from activists would go a long way in helping him raise funds.

These would be the best things to tweet or retweet:

https://twitter.com/rationalsquad/status/1054475820885049344

https://mailchi.mp/727850b45174/daryl-boling-campaign-communication-400497

 

Can you please help?

Thanks,

Brian Sapient

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - October 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

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I’m concerned about the future of humanity

I’m increasingly concerned about the underwhelming steps we’ve taken to mitigate the risk of climate change.  We know that the fossil fuel industry owns the votes of many politicians by means of lobbying/bribery.  These politicians have sold out life on Earth in exchange for funds that ensure they stay in power.

On November 6th we have a chance to elect candidates that are vocal about the threat of climate change and have plans to reduce the catastrophic impacts we will face if we don’t do abundantly more.  This year I donated more to democratic candidates than all other elections combined in my life.  With the election of anti-EPA Trump we have taken a sad turn towards human extinction and it’s imperative that we step up now before we spiral even further to our doom.  I isolated 80 races around America in which a donation can make a meaningful impact in the outcome of the race and I created an Act Blue fundraiser.  Please donate through this page and share the link on your social media sites to help encourage voters to elect leaders that value human life.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/climatedems

As a father it’s my job to ensure that my son has a livable earth throughout his life.  As a human it’s my duty to leave the planet better than I found it.  Please join me.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - October 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm

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Coal jobs are lost when keeping streams clean, because they can’t keep streams clean.

Quick post from phone:  Republicans overturned a rule that required coal companies to test water streams for environmental damage and adhere to certain levels when mining. Coal company lobbyists paid Republicans to say “the rule will cost American jobs.”

Ask yourself, how would hiring several environmental impact inspectors actual costs American jobs? If a company needs to adhere to stricter guidelines to keep our water safe, that would only increase the amount of jobs. More products would be needed to maintain those standards in addition to the staff responsible for testing.

There are a few reasons it could cost American jobs:

– It’s impossible for the coal industry to keep our water safe when mining near streams, therefore they can’t work at all. Unfortunately for them, this saves lives and as such takes precedence over a few jobs (not to GOP representatives that get money to put jobs over lives)

– It’s impossible for the coal industry to be profitable if a few thousand dollars of environmental testing are added to their task. The margins are too short as nat gas is very low in price.

In both scenarios clean energy can create jobs and save the environment. Unfortunately for clean energy it doesn’t pay off Congress to act like complete fucking assholes!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - February 3, 2017 at 8:32 am

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Thanks Senator Casey for voting No on Tillerson

Dear Senator Casey,

Thank you for voting NO on Rex Tillerson.

I also want to thank you in advance as I heard you plan to vote no on Jeff Sessions, Betsey DeVos, Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, and Steven Mnuchin.

I really want to see you slow up Trump and the GOP party. They’ve taught us a great lesson in obstruction. They weren’t punished at the ballot boxes for obstructing at every turn, and your obstruction will actually be rewarded by the activists that are working together to limit the damage that the Republican Winter will cause.

Keep up the good work!

– Brian


I sent the above brief letter to Senator Bob Casey. Don’t forget to thank your elected officials when they do the right thing.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - February 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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Donald Trump diagnosed with malignant narcissism

Just before the election I wrote a piece about Donald Trump being a sociopath:

Donald Trump is a sociopath

This week a psychotherapist, John Gartner from Johns Hopkins University has diagnosed Donald Trump with malignant narcissism.  I’ll add that to our existing diagnosis of sociopath.

…it’s obvious from Trump’s behavior that he meets the diagnostic criteria for the disorder, which include anti-social behavior, sadism, aggressiveness, paranoia and grandiosity. Trump’s personality disorder (which includes hypomania) is also displayed through a lack of impulse control and empathy, and “a feeling that people … don’t recognize their greatness.

Source: USNEWS

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 29, 2017 at 9:01 pm

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Short open letter to Pat Toomey on Scott Pruitt and Climate Change

Senator Pat Toomey of PA just wrote back to me:

Thank you for contacting me about the nomination of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this matter.

As you know, on December 7, 2016, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Scott Pruitt to serve as the next EPA Administrator. Currently, Mr. Pruitt is the Oklahoma Attorney General and, among other things, he has been involved in litigation on various environmental matters.

Now that the Senate confirmation process for Mr. Pruitt has begun, I value knowing your views about this nomination. I believe that the Senate’s constitutional role in providing advice and consent for presidential appointments is important, and all nominees deserve careful and thorough consideration. As you may know, I supported many of President Obama’s nominees and will support well qualified nominees selected by President Trump as well.

Also, while I have supported sensible environmental protections, I am concerned about the excessive regulations coming out of the EPA in recent years that needlessly impede job creation and hurt the pocketbooks of hard-working Pennsylvanians. Under the Obama Administration, the EPA was especially aggressive in proposing new rules that raised energy prices, imposed onerous compliance costs, undermined economic growth, and put Pennsylvanians out of work. I am hopeful that the next EPA Administrator will take a new direction and pursue a more balanced approach that is mindful of both our economy as well as our environment.

Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.

My quick response from cell phone on my lunch break:

Senator Toomey,
The clean energy industry has the ability to create lots of jobs and save humanity at the same time. It’s important that we have sensible regulations that limit carbon emissions. The end of a livable climate on Earth isn’t worth a small dollar savings.
Pruitt doesn’t accept climate change, will work to benefit oil industry, and will help cause the end of humanity.
He is the opposite of a qualified candidate. A vote for Pruitt will put you on the wrong side of history and is a disservice to the lives of the people you represent.
Please support expanding clean energy jobs in PA to achieve your stated goal.
Do you understand and accept that humans are playing a huge role in limiting the time we have for a livable Earth?
Please, on this issue, do the right thing for humanity, and not the oil industry that gives you money.
Extremely concerned,
Brian Sapient

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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