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Latest Healthcare Repeal Derailment Won't Silence Kayln Heffernan's “Rather go to jail than to die without Medicaid” Protest Chant

Posted by Billyjam, September 28, 2017 02:02pm | Post a Comment


Despite the derailment this week of the Republicans’ latest (Graham-Cassidy) stab at dismantling affordable health care after enough senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, publicly voiced their opposition to this latest repeal and replace attempt by Trump’s White House, many Americans remain wary and watchful of their government.  For example low income disabled Americans dependent on Medicaid and those with pre-existing medical conditions continue to anxiously follow the news of each attempt by the Trump administration to take away their healthcare, something that’s more than a mere political issue to them.

“It’s a matter of life and death for many people out here,” said Denver artist/activist Kalyn Heffernan of hip-hop group Wheelchair Sports Camp. Earlier this summer the popular emcee, along with several other wheelchair protestors who are part of the group ADAPT, got arrested and jailed following a sixty hour sit-in protest at the offices of Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner demanding the senator vote against the Republican-led repeal of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). “After we had seen the healthcare replacement plan that was going to gut $800 million from Medicaid in the next ten years, that was when we began our protest,” said Heffernan.

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All-Female Bands of the 1970s -- Happy Women's History Month!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, March 4, 2015 09:31pm | Post a Comment
All Female Bands of the 1970s

I wrote a post on all-female bands from the 1910s-1950s, and a post covering all-female bands of the 1960s -- here's my attempt at a conclusive A-Z (and other alphabets) of all-female bands of the 1970s. Details are often sketchy or non-existent and as always corrections and contributions are appreciated!
 

DIE ATZTUSSIS


Die Atztussis were an anarcho-punk band from the Kreuzberg section of West Berlin, active at least as early as 1979 when they played the Antifaschistischen Festival. The members were Cordula (vocals), Kiki (bass), Menusch (guitar), and Petra (drums).


‘B’ GIRLS

'B' Girls in 1977 (image source: Rodney Bowes)

Maybe Move Black Guayaba Out of The Clearance Section?

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, February 11, 2008 12:34am | Post a Comment
Latin Jazz Album: "Funk Tango," Paquito D'Rivera Quintet.
This album is pedestrian at best.
Alternative: Cabijazz, Latin Giants Of Jazz, Colon 264

Latin Pop Album: "El Tren De Los Momentos," Alejandro Sanz.

El Tren De Aburridos is more like it. Jorge Drexler's 12 Segundos De Oscuridad would have been better, just for the title track alone.

Latin Rock or Alternative Album: "No Hay Espacio," Black:Guayaba.
Read the title above. Cafe Tacvba's Si No or Maneja Beto's Accidentes de Longitud y Latitud would have been better.

Latin Urban Album: "Residente O Visitante," Calle 13.

No argument here. I felt Calle 13 should have been in the general Album of the Year with Herbie, Kanye and Amy, even if it never had a ghost of a chance to win.

Tropical Latin Album: "La Llave De Mi Corazon," Juan Luis Guerra.
Some great songs on this album but not enough to say it's the best. El Gran Combo & Spanish Harlem Orquesta, who were also nominated, were just as good. My pick? Calambuco, Grupo Caribe, La Excelencia or Envidia All-Stars

Mexican/Mexican-American Album: "100 (Percent) Mexicano," Pepe Aguilar.
Paquita La De Barrio gets robbed again! Pepe becomes her new "rata de dos patas"

Tejano Album: "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," Little Joe & La Familia.

Little Joe can't sing anymore. Go for the old school real deal: Conjunto Bernal or the Beto Villa's Orchestra reissues

Norteno Album: "Detalles Y Emociones," Los Tigres Del Norte.

I love Los Tigres Del Norte but this wasn't their best. Los Razos, Raza Obrera or Los Rieleros Del Norte had better offerings last year. Still, no one can come close to writing the kind of songs that Los Tigres write.

Banda Album: "Te Va A Gustar," El Chapo.

I figured Valentin Elizalde would get the sympathy vote, but I guess he didn't. What? getting shot and killed doesn't guarantee a Grammy any longer?