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Lauren Mayer: 'Ballad Of John Boehner'

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly.

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This week's song was inspired by The Smothers Brothers' version of John Henry (worth looking up), which wasn't political but was very funny, and their liberal, hip sense was why their show only stayed on the air one year but should still be on!

Last week (failing at the DHS shutdown threat, weird kissy faces to the press) proved he is the type of tragic figure who inspires epic ballads

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Lauren Mayer: 'Glorious Notorious RBG' (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com. She's on Twitter at @laurenscomedy
Lauren's podcasts are on IndieMediaWeekly

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OMG for the coolest member of SCOTUS

Last week's RBG interview on MSNBC inspired this Jewish mother-turned rapper

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Elizabeth Warren Has Divined and Deployed Her Life's Work

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We all get grrrreat liberal email, amidst the junk, but it's especially exciting when something new about our amazing Elizabeth Warren, the Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is waiting to be opened.

This morning it was Howard Dean in tandem, a good pairing for progressives. The active and admirable group, Democracy for America, is turning ten.

Hi Sherry -- I just wanted to make sure you had a chance to read the inspiring email that Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote to DFA members below. I'm so thrilled with what we've built together over the last 10 years. With your critical support now, we can super-charge our people-powered legacy and elect more "Elizabeth Warren Democrats" to Congress -- the kind of leaders who will take our country back from the banks and billionaires.
- Howard

DFA has perhaps not embraced the absolute most progressive candidate for every round of their online grassroots inspired 'Dean Dozen' ... but they've come mightily close and have helped elect 801 Dems besides Elizabeth Warren who would collectively and individually freak the be-jeebus out of Sarah Palin and her Lipton Brigadiers.

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An arugula munching crowd that in toto would send Rush Limpbaugh dashing for enough manufactured hysteria to keep him in leather ass-less chaps for years. [Long running Free Range joke, The Rushbot has a purported fondness for frolicking in asslesss leather chaps while high. 😉 ]

Warren's own message was typically optimistic and energizing.

DFA fought shoulder-to-shoulder with me to defeat Scott Brown in 2012, but that's not the only way they've had my back. Over the past year, they've made my fight for the middle class their fight -- and they have doubled down on leveling the playing field for working Americans, fighting with energy and passion.

When I introduced my very first bill, the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act,more than 50,000 DFA members signed a petition supporting it. Together, we fought back against cuts to Social Security, helping President Obama decide to drop "chained CPI" from his budget completely.

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For sheer enjoyment, plus the splendid edification(!)some great audio of Warren from a recent discussion of where the middle class is headed in the Twenty Teens … 'to hell in a highly gussied hand basket' would be the Jeopardy answer. The Young Turks get the sincere tip of the hat, for Roaring Warren!

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Parks and Recreations Nick Offerman Puts Eric Cantor Loss In Comedic Reality

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Nick Offerman, from NBC's long running TV show, Parks And Recreations, addressed the Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents dinner last night and he told a prophetic story. It so aptly skewers the members of the House and Senate today and how people view them. If you don't think he's spot on, just ask Eric Cantor and his Republican party.

Every incumbent in Washington should be shaking in their gerrymandered district boots. I think Cantor was just the tip of the iceberg and if voters will be allowed to cast their votes in 2014 (yes, that's a dig on the rampant Republican-led voter suppression), there will be a lot more other long, old white, faces on the sidelines come mid-November.

I've been pounding away at "dump the chump" (the vote out the incumbents movement) for over a year now. And Cantor isn't the only establishment figure who's going to be taking a dive come this fall, if we get out the vote. The Democrats can change both the house and improve upon the Senate if we show up and make our feelings knows. We're tired of the just say no attitude in Washington and all the log jams that stand in the way of progress. We want less steak dinners and more votes on issues that matter, jobs, extended unemployment, minimum wage, women's rights, voting rights, clean air, education and the biggie -- immigration reform

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