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October 2020

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DOCUMENTING GAY HISTORY SINCE 1994

ELECTION 2020

21 ATTACKS ON LGBT PEOPLE

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COVER STORY

SHE CAME TO EARTH MARCH 15, 1933 AND

DIED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020. BUT NOT BEFORE

SHE LEFT HER MARK ON US!

In my opinion, all of us leave a mark

but some resemble dinosaur tracks

that remain for eternity. That is just how

it functions, we begin and also finish

constantly in the same way, it takes place

RUTH BADER

GINSBURG

at various times but it happens the same

way. But the quality of that life is typically

not determined by work or character.

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elections

14. Election 2020 by Vic Gerami

21. 21 ways Trump Attacked Queers

28. Debates & Date

36. Desert Stonewall Democrats

entertainment

22 Art and elections

30 Solve the Epicurean paradox?

32 Hispanic Heritage Month

business

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6 Featured Bar/Dining

18 Resorts

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34 PRIDE!

Page 10 Cover

14 ELECTION 2020:

22 THE ARTS AND THE 2020

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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Currently online only October 2020

As we go to press our President has tested positive for

what is now called Codid 19. We wish him well as we do

all the victoms of Codid 19! as Barack Obama has stated.

We have spent the COVID 19 time updating the

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I don’t have to tell you most LGBT folk know

lot about tough times like we are in. When most

of us were young lots of gay kids met with

violent ends. but it got better. Because we made

it better.

But I wont forget those lost. From the famous to

the friend and lover ,even the anonymous.

I learned to forgive myself and those I lost

and learned the good memories are weightless

compared to the bad. I am learning to forgive

the oppressors so I can forgive the person,

but it will take a long time. A friend told me

anger is like drinking poison and expecting

the other person to get sick. Incalculable grief,

with little justice or memorial. So I suggest we

acknowledge and trust our feelings and talk

about it. Prioritize your self-care. and determine

its seriousness

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ELECTION

2020

ELECTION 2020: DEMOCRATS

CAN TURN LEMONS INTO SWEET LEMONADE

By Vic Gerami

You Can Not Think Yourself Into Right Action,

You Can Only Act Yourself Into Right Thinking

2020 is a rollercoaster that will not

stop, even after the election, surprising

us at every corner, testing our will, and

challenging us to keep going.

Since 2017, America has suffered

greatly under Donald Trump’s disastrous

administration. The economy has

deteriorated for average Americans,

only making the rich even richer.

Trump’s actions have eroded our

reputation internationally and created

many enemies. Corruption and fraud

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at the highest levels of government

have chipped away people’s fate in the

system. Racist and vigilante groups are

emboldened by the President’s racist,

xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic,

sexist, and misogynist rhetoric. The

US leads the world in COVID-19

(CoronaVirus) cases. Our troops and

veterans have been insulted. Most

Americans are fatigued, frustrated, and

have reached their tipping point. The list

goes on.

But how did this happen and where

do we go from here?

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The Dismantling

It started with our so-called

‘president,’ or should I say the president of

about 30-million right-wing Republicans?

After inheriting a robust economy from

President Obama, Trump spent four years

dismantling the painstaking work that his

predecessor had done.

Trump managed to alienate all

our allies, set us back decades in

environmental protections, and scapegoat

immigrants to appease his xenophobic

base. All this while the White House was

a revolving door of top officials being fired

and resigning in protest.

The Henchmen

He passed a bill giving tax breaks to

the top %1 of Americans and corporations.

He tried to overturn the Affordable Care

Act (ObamaCare), but failed thanks to

Senator John McCain. His Administration

has significantly reduced funding for HIV/

AIDS.

His top henchmen aided and abetted

their corrupt boss while committing fraud,

treason, and crimes along the way.

Steve Bannon who worked on

Trump’s presidential campaign and later

worked as White House chief strategist,

was charged with defrauding Trump

supporters in a campaign to help build the

president’s signature wall along the U.S.-

Mexico border.

He overturned several laws and

protections for the LGBTQ+ community,

especially trans-Americans. He banned

trans Americans from serving in the

military, routinely spewing anti-trans

Roger Stone, Trump’s longtime friend,

rhetoric to justify his discrimination. and adviser was convicted of lying under

oath to lawmakers investigating Russian

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He was convicted on all seven criminal

counts of obstruction of a congressional

investigation, five counts of making false

statements to Congress, and tampering

with a witness.

A Washington jury in November 2019

convicted Stone on all seven criminal

counts of obstruction of a congressional

investigation, five counts of making false

statements to Congress, and tampering

with a witness. The day before Stone was

due to report to prison to begin serving a

sentence of three years and four months,

Trump commuted his sentence.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former

campaign chairman was found guilty of tax

fraud and bank fraud in a jury trial in August

2018.

guilty in August 2018 to crimes including

orchestrating ‘hush money’ payments

before the 2016 election to women who

had said they had sexual encounters with

Trump.

Cohen also pleaded guilty in

November 2018 to lying to Congress about

negotiations concerning a proposed Trump

Tower in Moscow, a project that never

materialized. He said Trump implicitly

directed him to lie about the project.

Michael Flynn, the retired Army

lieutenant general served as Trump’s

national security adviser for less than a

month in 2017. He pleaded guilty that year

to lying to the FBI about his interactions

with Russia’s ambassador to the United

States in the weeks before Trump took

office.

A month later,

he pleaded guilty to

conspiracy charges

related to money

laundering, lobbying

violations, and witness

tampering.

Prosecutors said he tried to conceal

millions of dollars he was paid as a political

consultant for pro-Russian Ukrainian

politicians. He was sentenced to sevenand-a-half

years in prison and in May was

released to finish his sentence at home due

to the coronavirus pandemic.

He then accused the FBI of entrapping

him and asked the judge to dismiss the

charge. The Justice Department has denied

the allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District

of Columbia Circuit has yet to rule on the

matter.

Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman

of Trump’s campaign pleaded guilty in

February 2018 to conspiracy against the

United States and lying to investigators.

Gates agreed to cooperate with former

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and testified

as a prosecution witness against Manafort,

his former business partner, and Stone.

Gates was sentenced in December 2019 to

45 days in jail.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former

personal lawyer is serving a threeyear

prison sentence at home due to

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the Mueller investigation, was sentenced in

June to 10 years in prison by a federal judge

in Virginia. He pleaded guilty to possessing

child pornography and bringing a boy to the

United States for sex.

largely sought to soothe the public,

repeatedly insisting that the “immediate

threat” to the nation was low and

encouraging people to take only basic

preventative measures.

George Papadopoulos, the former

Trump campaign adviser was sentenced in

September 2018 to 14 days in prison after

pleading guilty in October 2017 to lying to

the FBI about his contacts with Russian

officials and a Maltese professor who told

him the Russians had “dirt” on Clinton.

The ’Hoax’ That Killed 200,000+

Americans

Then came COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) at

the beginning of the year. While the world

was monitoring the spread of the disease,

Trump and his cronies called it a ‘hoax.’

While other countries prepared, Trump

continued to downplay the threat publicly

— comparing it to the typical flu, insisting

the virus would disappear quickly once

the weather gets warmer. The president

appeared committed to keeping the public

focused on more upbeat matters such as

the rising stock market.

It was revealed by veteran journalist

Bob Woodward’s book, ‘Rage,’ and

corresponding taped conversations with

Trump that the seriousness of the virus was

kept from the public. Trump privately told

Woodward on Feb. 7 that the coronavirus

was “deadly stuff” transmitted by air, a

threat “more deadly” than the flu, the

warnings around him had been rampant.

More than 200,000 Americans died

from COVID-19 by late September 2020.

As a result of the virus and Trump’s lack of

leadership, the US economy is devastated,

with more than 40-million Americans

unemployed or under-employed.

The Tax Returns Expose

In September 2020, New York Times

reported that President Donald Trump paid

just $750 in federal income tax the year

he entered the White House — and no

income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the

Times reviewed — served to raise doubts

about Trump’s self-image as a shrewd and

successful businessman.

Trump also financed an extravagant

lifestyle with the sue of business expenses.

From his homes, his aircraft — and $70,000

on hairstyling during his television show

“The Apprentice” — Trump has capitalized

on the cost incurred from his businesses to

finance a luxurious lifestyle.

The Last Power Grab-The Supreme

Court

In 2016, Republicans, including Senate

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked

President Obama’s nominee Merrick

Garland for the Supreme Court seat after

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, arguing

that it was an election year. Almost 8

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21 ways Trump

Attacked LGBT

Here’s a partial list

of Trump-Pence

administration has levied

against LGBTQ people:

For the full list visit

HRC.org/Trump.

1 Opposition to the

Equality Act

2 Appointed anti-LGBTQ

judges

3 Joked about Pence’s

desire to hang LGBTQ

people

4 Supported employment

LGBTQ discrimination

5 Banned transgender

service members from the

military

6 Rolled back Obamaera

non-discrimination

protections

9 Advocated for the

elimination of the entire

Affordable Care Act

10 Removed Guidance for

Schools on Transgender

Students

11 Rejected Complaints

From Transgender

Students

12 Made it acceptable for

schools to discriminate

against LGBTQ students

while accepting tax-payer

funds

12 Asked DeVos increased

the standard of proof from

“preponderance of the

evidence” to “clear and

convincing evidence” on

Sexual Assault

13 Eliminated language

protecting LGBTQ children

participating in the 4-H

program

incarcerated persons in

the wrong prison

15 Allowed foster care

programs to discriminate

while accepting tax-payer

funds

16 Refused visas to

partners of diplomats:

Changed rules to deny

surrogate born children

citizenship

16 HHS Remove

transgender word

including those at the

CDC.

17 Eliminated information

on LGBTQ rights on

government websites

18 Blocked questions

regarding sexual

orientation from census

19 Refused to recognize

LGBTQ people in National

AIDS day Address

14 Used Title IX to

20 Refusing LGBTQ

7 Kicked people living with discriminate against asylum seekers fleeing

HIV out of the military trans students: allowed violence and remove

because of their status emergency shelters Embassy Pride Flags

to deny access to

8 Created a hostile work transgender and gender 21 Left the U.N. Human

environment for LGBTQ nonconforming people Rights Council

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ADAMSARTEXPOSE’

THE ARTS AND THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The arts are not separate from the larger society.

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The arts are not separate from the

larger society. The visual, performing, and

writing arts are a reflection of the society

including the political and social aspects

of everyday life. A historical Presidential

election is about to take place and the

arts are critical in helping to assure the

integrity of this election. This is the first

time in the history of the United States

that a tyrannical sociopath has the power

of the presidency and the attorney general

at the ready to fraudulently control the

democratic integrity of an election.

Saturday Night Live an icon of fifty

years of political satire and societal mores

is going to be presented live during this

pandemic beginning Saturday, October 3.

The show also has special clearance for

a live audience with the proper protocol

for distancing and masks. The plan is to

produce live shows at least through the

election. Actors to play the major political

players are already in place. This comedy

distraction may help to allay the tension

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continued election undermining tactics.

It would not be the first time that SNL

has had an influence on displaying the

fallacies of politics and one way that the

performing arts can illuminate autocratic

hypocrisy in politics.

Following the debacle that was the

first presidential debate on September

29th, with Trump demonstrating his ability

to disrupt and prevent productive debate

over issues replacing it with juvenile

behavior that would not even be tolerated

in a middle school student, Biden in anger

called Trump a clown, recognizing this

was not proper protocol in addressing a

president attempted to correct himself.

The photo still from this incident was

used the next morning news with Trump’s

open mouth and the bi-line in large letters

CLOWN. The headline on the Chris Hayes

show on MSNBC was more accurate with

the bi-line, FAILURE which reflects the

Trump presidency in total.


Not all art and artists are anti-Trump,

an artist in Provo Utah, Jon McNaughton

has been depicting Donald Trump in

representational fictional paintings

participating in activities that are primarily

beyond Trump’s physical or cognitive

abilities. One such painting shows

Trump as George Washington crossing

the swamp with a number of his swamp

creature cabinet members and Melania in

the boat with him.

Political groups supported by artists

in several states are putting up billboards,

some showing Republicans saying they

are voting for Biden. The dangerous and

destructive Trump refusal to acknowledge

direct scientific evidence in battling a

pandemic has caused the death of over

two hundred and ten thousand lives in

the: U.S. This seems to be overlooked

by the Republican party and many of

the Trump cult followers which creates a

dangerous deadly situation for the whole

country. Also, there are numerous white

supremacist organizations and other side

groups such as Proud Boys and QAnon

and other delusional organizations which

can be very destructive to a democratic

way of life. Trump’s niece, Mary Trump

introduced a book in June titled “Too

Much and Never Enough, How my family

created the world’s most dangerous

man” A devastating expose’ on the

evil sociopath of which Donald Trump

embodies and of which even his own

family recognizes as destructive.

security. While this has been taking

place the Black Lives Matter organization

has been demonized by Trump and

some of his followers accusing them

of being thugs and looters, There have

been many rebuttals and corrections

to these accusations. Out of this has

come a recognition of a very human

story regarding Chadwick Boseman who

passed away two weeks ago from cancer

at age 43. Chadwick played King T/

Challa of Wakanda in the fictional Disney

film Black Panther which has the topic of

a resurgence of recognition of the Black

community. Chadwick was known for his

philanthropy and dedication to children

afflicted with devastating diseases. Artist

Nikkolas Smith, a Disney Imagineering

artist, created a commemorative mural

of Chadwick showing him crossing his

arms with an emaciated little boy beside

him crossing his arms the same in the

Wakanda salute from the film. Artists

can still provide symbols of humanity and

civility still existing in the time of Trump’s

inhumanity.

The most effective way to change the

current conditions is to VOTE. California

provides vote by mail for everyone. If you

are not comfortable with this method you

may take your ballot to a polling location

in person.

Trump has run rampant through most

progressive and human common sense

matters attempting to destroy civility,

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McConnell and Lindsey Graham blocked the

appointment.

After the death of Justice Right

Bader Ginsburg, McConnell and Senate

Republicans are rushing to replace her, days

before Nov 3 and while many states have

started voting. President Trump nominated

far-right conservative Judge Amy Coney

Barrett with a history of anti-LGBTQ, ACA,

Marriage Equality, and a woman’s right to

choose.

McConnell won’t adhere to the

principle he invented, that the Senate

should not fill an open seat in an election

year before a new president is sworn

in. But Mr. McConnell is determined to

secure a conservative majority on the court

regardless of his own treatment of Judge

Garland. A 6-3 conservative Supreme

Court would be catastrophic for America in

decades to come. The addition of a sixth

conservative justice will shift the court’s

center further to the right, changing the

dynamics of coalition-building and the

justice who occupies the key position as the

swing vote who casts decisive votes on hot

button issues, legal experts said.

the electoral system to help him win a

second term. With studies showing that 2/3

of Democrats plan to vote by mail, while 2/3

of Republicans will vote in person, Trump

appointed his grossly underqualified friend

and donor, Louis DeJoy as Postmaster

General to make it harder for people to vote

by mail.

Over the summer, the Postal Service

began taking 671 high-speed mail sorters

offline and removing and sometimes

relocating dozens of mailboxes in Oregon,

Montana, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania,

California, and other states. The moves

sparked an outcry from Democrats and

voting rights watchdogs, who worried about

potential mail slowdowns heading into the

election. 90 House Democrats have called

for DeJoy’s resignation.

Trump aides are exploring executive

actions to curb voting by mail. Trump’s

final safety net is to challenge the election

results should he lose, so that it ends up

in the Supreme Court like in 2000. With

the realities of the current court and the

possible confirmation of Barrett, the writing

is on the wall.

What We Can Do

The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Forget Al Gore vs. George W. Bush or

Roe vs. Wade, LGBTQ+ rights, and much any other election since. This is the election

more are at stake if the Democrats are of our life that will either put us on a long

unable to block the confirmation of Amy and challenging road to recovery with

Coney Barrett.

Biden/Harris or dismantle what is left of

democracy and decency in America.

Plan B: Cheat the Election-AGAIN

Let’s Flip The Senate

Donald Trump regularly breaks with

democratic norms and values and is now Democrats have an excellent chance of

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ELECTION 2020

You can support candidates who are

running against Republican Senators in key

states. Jaime Harrison has a good chance

of defeating Republican Lindsey Graham

in South Carolina. Sara Gideon has a lead

over Republican Susan Collins in Maine. Cal

Cunningham can beat Republican Thom

Tillis in North Carolina. Theresa Greenfield

has a good chance to defeat Republican

Joni Ernst. Mark Kelly could defeat

Republican Martha McSally. And Amy

McGrath can use all the support to beat

Republican Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

Register To Vote + Check Your Voter

Registration

Election Day is Tuesday, November

3, 2020. The deadline to register online to

vote is Monday, October 19. The deadline for

registering by mail to vote is (postmarked

by) Monday, October 19. The deadline

to register in-person to vote is Tuesday,

November 3. The early voting period runs

from Monday, October 5 to Monday,

November 2, but dates and hours may

vary based on where you live. You can also

register and vote on Election Day. VOTE.org.

From Advocate To Activist

Democratic Headquarters of the

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760.328.9425

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Democrats of the Desert

760.774.5513

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Stay Connected

My prime-time national breaking and

headline one-hour news program, THE

BLUNT POST with VIC on Independent

& Progressive radio KPFK 90.7 FM, is the

station’s official Election 2020 Nerve

Center.

I interview members of Congress, as

well as leaders from various Democratic

organizations to bring you election

coverage on national, regional, and local

levels, coast to coast, and A to Z. Tune-in on

Mondays, at 7:00 AM (PT), to KPFK 90.7 FM

and Livestream at KPFK.org. Show archives

are available on iTunes, SoundCloud,

Stitcher, and Spotify.

Visit TheBluntPostWithVic.com

Much more work can be done as we

head toward the election. Key campaign and

Democratic organizations can use muchneeded

donations. You can also volunteer

for phone-banks at various organizations.

Contact the below organizations in the

greater Palm Springs area.

Vic Gerami is a journalist, columnist, media

commentator, and the host of his prime-time

program THE BLUNT POST with VIC (TBPV) on

Independent + Progressive Radio KPFK 90.7

FM (Pacifica Network). Vic is also the editor +

publisher of The Blunt Post.

Vic is a contributor for some of the most

prominent publications in the nation, including

The Advocate, Windy City Times, California

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GROUNDBREAKING

CEREMONY FOR THE

AMERICAN INDIAN

VETERANS MEMORIAL

Support Committee Chairman Paul

Adkins and RNCSC Treasurer, acting as

MC, Michael Warren; Tribal Leaders and

Area Donors representing donations

made to honor their Veterans, Riverside

National Cemetery Memorial Honor

Detail, Chairman of the Board Daniel

L. Smith III; UCR Professors Michelle

Raheja and Robert Perez on behalf

of The Veterans Legacy Program;

Members of the American Indian

Alaska Native Veterans Memorial

Committee: AIANVMC Honorary

Chairman and Tribal Chairman of

the Rincon Band of Luiseňo Indians

Bo Mazzetti, US Navy Veteran;

Chairwoman Sharron Savage; Vice

Chairman Frank Johnson, US Army

Veteran; Veterans Representative

Angelo Schunke, USN Retired; Saginaw

Grant, Actor and USMC Veteran;

Manny Mendivil USMC Veteran; Roy

“Two Bears” Delarosa, USMC Veteran,

Spiritual Advisor and Commander

of Color Guard for Native American

Veterans Association, Downey, CA;

former AIANVMC Vice Chairman

Michael Lombardi, accompanied by

Juanita Lombardi and Jingle Dancer

Dominique Lombardi

Guest Speakers and Honored Guests

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary

Robert L. Wilkie; National Cemetery

Administration Under Secretary of

Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves;

Riverside National Cemetery Director

Pete Young: National American

Indian Veterans, Inc., Chief of Staff,

and Louisiana Dept. of Veterans Due to the National Cemetery

Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland, Administration’s Covid19 pandemic

US Army Ret., accompanied by Leila protection regulations, the ground

Strickland; Sculptor of THE GIFT, breaking will be filmed and available in

Thomas Schomberg, accompanied October on aianveteransmemorial.com.

by Cynthia Schomberg; Baxter Miller,

RLA, President blma, inc., and President Riverside National Cemetery,

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DEBATES & DATES

All debates start at

9:00 p.m. ET and run

for 90 minutes without

commercial interruption.

First presidential debate:

Chris Wallace, Anchor,

Fox News Sunday

Tuesday, September 29,

Case Western Reserve

University and Cleveland

Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Vice presidential debate:

Susan Page, Washington

Bureau Chief, USA Today

Wednesday, October 7,

The University of Utah,

Salt Lake City, UT

Second presidential

debate

(town meeting):

Steve Scully, Senior

Executive Producer &

Political Editor, C-SPAN

Networks

Thursday, October 15,

Adrienne Arsht Center

for the Performing Arts,

Miami, FL

Third presidential debate:

Kristen Welker, Co-

Anchor Weekend

TODAY, White House

Correspondent, NBC

News

Thursday, October 22,

Belmont University,

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Nashville, TN

First presidential debate

Rules

The debate will

be divided into

six segments of

approximately 15

minutes each on major

topics to be selected

by the moderator and

announced at least one

week before the debate.

The moderator will open

each segment with a

question, after which

each candidate will have

two minutes to respond.

Candidates will then

have an opportunity to

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respond to each other.

The moderator will use

the balance of the time

in the segment for a

deeper discussion of the

topic.Vice presidential

debate

The debate will

be divided into

nine segments of

approximately 10

minutes each. The

moderator will ask an

opening question, after

which each candidate

will have two minutes to

respond. The moderator

will use the balance of

the time in the segment

for a deeper discussion

of the topic.

Second presidential

debate

The second presidential

debate will take the

form of a town meeting,

in which the questions

will be posed by citizens

from the South Florida

area. The candidates

will have two minutes

to respond to each

question and there will

be an additional minute

for the moderator

to facilitate further

discussion. The town

meeting participants

will be uncommitted

voters selected under

the supervision of Dr.

Frank Newport, Senior

Scientist, Gallup.

Third presidential debate

The format for the

debate will be identical

to the first presidential

debate.

All debates will be

moderated by a single

individual and will

run from 9:00-10:30

p.m. Eastern Time

without commercial

breaks. As always, the

moderators alone will

select the questions

to be asked, which are

not known to the CPD

or to the candidates.

The moderators will

have the ability both to

extend the segments

and to ensure that the

candidates have equal

speaking time. While the

focus will properly be

on the candidates, the

moderator will regulate

the conversation so

that thoughtful and

substantive exchanges

occur.

Note: these rules are

subject to change

because the Republican

President proved

ineducable on how

to follow the rules he

agreed to.

This includes Trump’s

extreme belligerence,

bullying, name calling

and attacking the

moderator.

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Can you solve the Epicurean paradox?

There is a recurring theme that if God is testing us he doesn’t know something or

his powers are limited. But step back and look at other religions. Existence itself

is suffering. Epicurean-ism itself abstains from politics and just wants decent

food with friends. We’re all pretty sure the world is a rough place. Christians are

under the belief that humans have done great wrongs and are cast out to suffer.

Buddhists don’t have a cause for suffering aside from desire that occurs from

existing. Aside from not wanting to exist by obtaining karma, it could be argued

atheism exist to inspires those who are alive to fix the world without retreating

into religious study shut off from the world.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

But sex, the color of your skin or zip

code will remain a hard obstacle until

culture, not just some people decline that

notion entirely.

Ginsburg was an associate justice

of the High court of the USA from 1993

until her fatality in 2020. Nominated by

Head Of State Bill Clinton and also was

normally taken into consideration in

agreements contracts. She would become

vital part of the liberal wing of the Court.

Ginsburg came to be the second woman

to serve on the Supreme Court, after

Sandra Day O’Connor .

“SO OFTEN IN LIFE, THINGS

THAT YOU REGARD AS AN

IMPEDIMENT TURN OUT TO BE

GREAT, GOOD FORTUNE.”

Ginsburg created several remarkable

majority opinions, consisting of United

States v. Virginia (1996 ), Olmstead v. L.C.

(1999), and also Buddies of the Planet, Inc.

v. Laidlaw Environmental Providers, Inc.

Ginsburg was born and matured in

Brooklyn, New York City. Her older sister

died when she was an infant, as well as

her mother passing away quickly prior to

Ginsburg finishing from high school. She

earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell

College and married Martin D. Ginsburg,

coming to be a mother before beginning

at Harvard, where she was one of the few

woman in her courses. Ginsburg moved to

Columbia, where she finished first in her

class. After Columbia college, Ginsburg

went into academia. She was a professor

at Rutgers as well as Columbia Law

College, teaching civil procedure as one

of the few females in her field.

Ginsburg continued to be an

advocate for gender equal rights and

also women’s rights, throughout winning

many disagreements prior to the

Supreme Court. A volunteer lawyer for

the American Civil Liberties Union and

belonged to its board of directors as well

as one of its general counsel in the 1970s.

In 1980. Head of state Jimmy Carter

assigned her to the UNITED STATE Court

of Appeals for the Area of Columbia

Circuit, where she offered up until her

service to the High court in 1993. After

O’Connor’s retired life in 2006 and also

before Sonia Sotomayor in 2009, she was

the only women justice on the Supreme

Court. Ginsburg made use of that time to

ended up being much more forceful with

her dissents setting our future direction.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish:

‘I will not be replaced until a new

president is installed’

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NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

THE HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION TO

RECOGNIZE THE ACTIVISM OF JOHN LEWIS

THROUGH A SPECIAL TRIBUTE PERFOR-

MANCE DURING PBS BROADCAST OF 33RD

HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS OCTOBER 6TH

WASHINGTON, DC – The

Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

today announced that the late U.S.

Representative and Civil Rights Leader

John Lewis will be honored with a special

Recognition as an Ally for his work in

fighting for justice and equality for all

communities including Latinos through

a tribute musical performance during the

October 6th PBS broadcast of the 33rd

Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

immigrant community. The Congressman

indefatigably supported Latinos by

fighting for comprehensive immigration

reform, denouncing family separations,

and trying to ensure our right to vote. The

Congressman will continue to serve as an

inspiration to anyone who is in la lucha

for justice and how our communities can

make an even bigger impact when we

work together.”

The Hispanic Heritage Awards are

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation among the highest honors by Latinos for

is proud to recognize the legacy of our Latinos and are considered “America’s

compadre John Lewis, a true champion of Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration”

civil rights for all our communities,” said after being established in 1988 to

Jose Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of commemorate the creation of Hispanic

the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “The Heritage Month in America by the White

Congressman was a passionate friend House. Linda Ronstadt (Legend), Bad

and champion of the Latino community Bunny (Vision), Selena Gomez (Arts),

through his courage, morality, decency, Jessica Alba (Business), and America’s

fire, action and collaboration for justice essential farmworkers (Heroes) will be

and human rights. He was ready to

awarded.

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is known as the ‘Conscience of the

Congress’ but John Lewis was known as

the conscience of our caucus,” said

Congressional Black Caucus

Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA). “One of

the greatest honors of serving in Congress

was that I had the possibility of serving

with him. His legacy to our country is

that he devoted his life fighting racism

and injustice wherever he confronted it,

from boycotts, sit-ins, to protests in the

streets, to championing bold, progressive

policies in Congress including the Voting

Rights Act, and being a moral compass.

Mr. Lewis also led the effort to build the

African American History Museum and

when we visit the museum, this is another

opportunity for us to always remember

him and what he stood for. Now that he

is no longer with us, we have to live up to

his legacy and protect the right to vote for

all Americans. As we continue to face the

challenges due to coronavirus, we must

protect our democracy even in the midst of

adversity. Most especially in this election.”

John Lewis was an iconic civil rights

leader who served in the U.S. House

of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th

congressional district from 1987 until his

passing on July 17th in 2020. He was also

the chairman of the Student Nonviolent

Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 1963 –

1966.

Mr. Lewis led the first of three Selma to

Montgomery marches across the Edmund

Pettus Bridge. In an incident which

became known as Bloody Sunday, state

troopers and police attacked the marchers,

including Mr. Lewis. He was a leader of

the Democratic Party in the U.S. House

of Representatives, serving from 1991

as a Chief Deputy Whip and from 2003

as Senior Chief Deputy Whip. Mr. Lewis

received many honorary degrees and

awards, including the Presidential Medal of

Freedom.

Photo Credit: By Jeff Hutchens

The Hispanic Heritage Awards

serve as a launch of HHF’s yearround,

innovative, high-impact,

actionable programs focused on

education, workforce, leadership and

culture. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

organization. For more information,

visit www.hispanicheritage.

org and follow the Hispanic Heritage

Foundation on Instagram, Facebook

and Twitter.

Mr. Lewis was one of the “Big Six”

leaders of groups who organized the 1963

March on Washington. He fulfilled many

key roles in the civil rights movement

and its actions to end legalized racial

segregation in the United States. In 1965,

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IN NATURE, NOTHING IS

PERFECT AND EVERYTHING

IS PERFECT. TREES CAN BE

CONTORTED, BENT IN WEIRD

WAYS, AND THEY’RE STILL

BEAUTIFUL. –ALICE WALKER

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Desert Stonewall Democrats

Campaign and

Election Updates

the polls at 8:00 PM on

November 3rd. Anyone may

return your ballot for you, as

http://www.desert-stonewall.org

info@desert-stonewall.org

Ballots Arriving This

Week

Given ongoing uncertainties

with the USPS system it is

highly recommended that

you complete and return your

vote-by-mail ballot as soon

as possible after it arrives.

After you have completed

your ballot, seal it in the return

envelope and sign and date

the envelope, writing your

address where indicated. Then

you can: 1) mail it using the

prepaid envelope, 2} take the

envelope to an official drop

box, or 3} return it in person at

a “Voter Assistance Center”

to the Riverside County

Registrar in Riverside (24/7

drop box access).

All drop boxes will be

available beginning tomorrow

October 5th.

Voter Assistance Centers

will be open October 31 –

November 2, 9:00 am to

5:00 pm and on Election Day,

November 3, 7:00 am to 8:00

pm.

If you are returning your

ballot in person, at a Voter

Assistance Center or in a

drop box, it must be delivered

no later than the close of

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long as they do not get paid

to do so. You can track your

submitted ballot by registerin

at:

https://california.ballottrax.

net/voter/

Volunteer

Opportunities for

Campaigns

Each week we will be

publishing the latest

information that we have on

how you can (and should!) ge

involved to help our endorse

candidates. This week’s

offerings:


DEBATES & DATES

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Join the Re-Elect Christy

Holstege for Palm Springs

City Council team to

get out the vote in Palm

Springs District 4.

Neighborhood Walking:

October 10, 11, 17, and 18th;

8 - 11 am.

Phone Banking: every

Saturday morning, 11 am to

2 pm

To join, contact campaign

coordinator Paulina Angel

at ChristyHolstege2020@

gmail.com

Ballots will be mailed to

voters starting (October

5) and we need your help

walking door to door.

We will practice social

distancing measures,

including mask wearing,

social distancing, and

being outdoors. Let’s work

to get Christy re-elected

and contact voters directly!

The Steve Moyer for

Palm Desert City Council

campaign could use some

help delivering yard signs

and planting them where

legal along major streets in

Palm Desert. To volunteer,

contact Campaign

Manager Kelly Graziano

at 310-922-8592 or kelly.

reinemedia@gmail.com

The Roger Nunez for

Desert Hot Springs City

Council campaign needs

volunteers to help with

walking neighborhoods

to deliver flyers, phone

banking and voter

outreach. Contact

Campaign Manager Joseph

Mota at 760-497-5522

The Nancy Ross for

Cathedral City Council

is lining up volunteers

to wave campaign signs

at nine locations in

Cathedral City, October

7 - 13 and again October

28 - November 3,

mornings from 7 am -

9 am and afternoons

4 pm - 6 pm. Sign up

by email to Nancy@

Nancy4Cathedralcity.com

to help the campaign and

also remind people to vote.

You will be provided a sign

on a lightweight pole, a

chair, cold water, and a

Costco muffin all waiting at

your location!

The Erin Teran for Indio City

Council, District 1 needs

your support. Follow her

campaign on Facebook

and signup to phone bank.

Learn about Karina

Quintanilla for Palm Desert

City Council D1 and sign-up

to help on her website.

Find more about, and

support our endorsed

candidates for Coachella

City Council - Denise

Delgardo and Neftali

Galarza.

DSD 20th/Stonewall 50th

Anniversary 12 oz mugs

($15), bumper stickers ($2)

and of course, baseball

caps ($15), T-shirts ($16)

and polo shirts ($26) in

various colors and sizes, all

with our embroidered logo.

Member discount is 20%

on all items. Shop early for

the holidays!

JOIN THE FIGHT!

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