FOWC with Fandango — Plain


It’s November 30, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “plain.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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25 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Plain

  1. Rall November 30, 2022 / 12:10 am

    plain as day
    tickets already sold out
    new years eve sydney fireworks
    on the harbour is going to be
    the most spectacular display
    in history

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      • Rall November 30, 2022 / 12:47 am

        Because we are brilliant at this type of thing and I have already seen a preview ….not to be missed

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        • donmatthewspoetry November 30, 2022 / 1:08 am

          Wow…..I too late to buy a ticket. And yes, I know you are brilliant at that type of thing. No-one else has that bridge and harbour. We were in England and saw it on the Thames. once again bridges and water ……

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  2. donmatthewspoetry November 30, 2022 / 12:35 am


    I am a little plain
    Between two little lakes
    Bedouins they love me
    (Middle) tent they make

    Sigh. How sweet Fan……

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  3. Marleen December 1, 2022 / 11:56 am

    Briahna Joy Gray: Biden BLEW IT And Chose To Screw Over Workers [rather than plainly] Standing Up To Rail Bosses

    The Hill Dec 1 2022

    Briahna Joy Gray discusses the legislation passed by the House of Representatives to prevent a national rail strike.

    I turned on MSNBC, just now, and the host agreed with a U.S. member of the Representatives that Republicans should get engaged in the interests of paid sick leave or days off. Hmmm…


    • Marleen December 1, 2022 / 9:16 pm


      … Biden’s … does not guarantee any paid sick leave. Five Republicans did not vote. Biden—a self-described “pro-labor president”—has been condemned by rail workers and progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups for pressuring Congress to use its authority under the Railway Labor Act of 1926 to ram through his deal to preempt a looming strike.

      Prior to the intervention of Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), who submitted an amendment to add seven days of paid sick leave to the existing settlement on Tuesday night, progressives feared that House lawmakers would advance the White House-brokered pact without trying to improve it.

      In a statement praising the House for taking action to prevent a rail shutdown that “would be devastating to our economy and families across the country,” Biden failed to mention Bowman’s amendment.


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      • Marleen December 2, 2022 / 12:33 am

        This is from Wednesday, rather than last night. In today’s version (which is longer), Ana (along with Cenk) complain AOC [as in many Democrats (even if we see them in the Progressive Caucus) are not quite progressive] along with other progressives got played by the corporates (Republican and Democrat) and should’ve known better by now. {Side note: I’m not fully sure why Ana is saying “four days” although I could guess she may have that mixed up with the days for potential scheduled days off in a full year.}

        The congressional progressive caucus … decided to side with corporate Democrats to pass a bill that would force rail workers to accept a contract with [no] sick days.

        Note that these people are on call almost every single day — if they’re not already on a train, and sometimes while still on a train or waiting (unpaid) between train shifts in motels away from home. It’s not like they have weekends or anything such thing.

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    • Marleen December 1, 2022 / 10:04 pm


      “…”… “But …. the agreement will … preserve two person crews.”

      Biden said he’d work to further support paid sick leave. “I have long been a supporter of paid sick leave for workers in all industries – not just the rail industry – and my fight for that critical benefit continues,” he said.


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    • Marleen December 1, 2022 / 10:24 pm


      Sanders called out railroad companies for refusing to give their workers paid sick leave and penalizing those who do take time off, calling the practices “barbaric.” He voted against codifying the September agreement.

      “I gotta say that they are maybe the worst case of corporate greed that I have seen,” Sanders said of the freight rail carriers. “These guys are making record-breaking profits, giving their CEOs huge compensation packages.”


      Congress has the authority to intervene under the Railway Labor Act, which governs disputes between railway carriers and labor unions.


      Manchin voted against giving workers seven days of paid sick leave.


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