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humphrey

Oh my! What will Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid have to say about this?

humphrey

My guess is that Joy Reid didn’t major in Geography.

jcitybone

Yugoslovakia!

magsview

Joy isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer:

humphrey

It is good that she is getting raked over the coals for her tweet. It is about time as she is in Louise Mensch territory.

wi59

I buy neither as their are to many mom and pops in my area that do a great “za” compared to these corporate box giants.

humphrey

I don’t think that this is the correct way to clean up Wall Street.

humphrey

He didn’t last very long.

But I can’t say that I blame him.

wi59

Well Spicer could only tolerate so much I guess

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humphrey

Oops! Say it ain’t so Donald!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-carrier-plant-layoffs-20170720-story.html

More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The nearly 340 workers clocked out after their final shifts at Carrier’s gas furnace factory. Another wave of 290 workers will be let go by Dec. 22 under a timetable the company announced in late May.

Carrier announced in February 2016 that it would close the Indianapolis plant and cut about 1,400 production jobs in a move expected to save $65 million annually by moving furnace production to Mexico.

Trump repeatedly criticized Carrier’s Mexico outsourcing plan. Weeks after Trump won the election, Carrier announced an agreement brokered by the president-elect to spare about 800 jobs in Indianapolis, where the company has pledged to keep nearly 1,100 jobs.

But some 600 jobs are still being eliminated by the outsourcing.

Although Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor, have been credited with saving Carrier’s Indianapolis factory, employees don’t have a sense of much job security, said Robert James, president of United Steel Workers Local 1999, which represents plant workers.

polarbear4

And this is where we make common cause with Trump voters, if we can.

humphrey

Tom Perez is doing “ONE HECK OF A JOB”!

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/343134-dnc-finishes-june-with-poor-fundraising-adds-to-debt

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) added $200,000 to their now $3.3 million debt in June, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission report, falling further behind Republican fundraising efforts.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outpaced the Democrats in fundraising in June by over $8 million, raising a staggering $13.5 million compared to the DNC’s $5.5 million.

Unlike the Republican debt-free committee, the DNC typically goes into debt during election seasons, but it currently remains far behind the GOP financially.

wi59

Well when your message is flatter than a dead mans EKG do your expect money to flow in ?

humphrey

It is too late to vote in the survey but the results are interesting.

magsview

One of my senators, Blumenthal, also signed on to this AIPAC piece of crap:

Rubio, Nelson, Wasserman Schultz Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel

Good news! We’ve finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and Republicans across the state of Florida! Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have signed on to support a bill alongside Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Frederica Wilson, and other Florida Democrats.

Unfortunately, they’ve all rallied around violating the First Amendment by making it a felony for people or companies to support a United Nations-led call to boycott certain businesses within the state of Israel. People caught supporting similar Israeli boycotts could face anywhere from a $250,000 fine to 20 years in jail. The bill was reportedly drafted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington.

America’s BDS law is an attack on far more than free speech

But the efforts to stymie boycott efforts in the United States and elsewhere — similar legislation has popped up in Europe — are far more sinister than just restricting the free speech and political expression of American and other supporters of Palestinians. Its true purpose is to block one of the few remaining legitimate, nonviolent tactics Palestinians have for achieving national self-determination and individual rights.

orlbucfan

They don’t called it FloriDUMB for nothin’! (Snort!)

magsview

Democratic state attorneys general urge Trump to keep DACA, say it has boosted economy

Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 to allow immigrants brought to the United States as minors to legally work and live in the United States.

Under Trump, the government has continued to renew DACA holders’ work permits and issue new ones. But Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told lawmakers last week that the program might not survive a legal challenge.

After Trump won I attended a peace rally in my city where a Dreamer was one of the speakers.

She was brought here as a young child, is now 17 or 18, and she was so scared about being deported. She started to cry a bit as she spoke. She’d been to DC to speak up on the matter in the past, so she knows the authorities could find her easily.

humphrey

Better than being silent but it will undoubtedly fall on deaf ears.

magsview

And, especially after a long week, it’s nice to find something to smile about.

In case you don’t do twitter, underneath the pics Bernie says, in what might be a reply to Sasha Bruce at Youthwork (think it’s from snapchat):

Bernie:

“At first I was apprehensive, but then the kids told me this hand gesture is for peace and love and I’m all for that.”

humphrey

I have no idea what the ramifications of this will be. It is not likely good.

humphrey

I don’t think that this would be considered as a compliment.

http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/did-us-government-stop-caring-about-white-collar-crime-2567419

In 2008 Wall Street banks created a financial crisis that incinerated the economy. It was only a few years after the Justice Department had aggressively prosecuted Enron and Arthur Anderson, and so many folks expected similar prosecutions of financial executives, especially because Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to “bring a new era of responsibility and accountability to Wall Street.” But as recounted in a new podcast with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, it never happened.

Eisinger has just released a new book called “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.” It tracks how a furious pressure campaign by corporate America fundamentally changed the culture of the Justice Department. Instead of going after executives who commit white collar crime, the agency now often offers settlements with corporations, forcing shareholders to pick up the tab for fines while leaving executives untouched.

The result, says Eisinger, is a criminal justice system that no longer seriously deters corporate crime, but instead makes it just a mundane cost of doing business. Shareholders may pay some fines, but executives often get a nice get-out-of-jail-free card, avoiding prison or any kind of punishment.

wi59

2008 proved that corporatists are to big to prosecute.

humphrey

Now for a bit of a break. Here is some less serious news.

https://apnews.com/66ee7b9221004356982909096a50b5ad?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Oddities

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.

Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to sildenafil in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.

Bestherbs, which is based in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, sold the coffee nationwide from July 2014 through June 2016 on various websites and in some retail stores. Albert Yee, who identified himself as the product importer, said he did not know how much of the product was recalled after distribution stopped more than a year ago.

humphrey

Does this remind you of the movie “Groundhog Day”?

humphrey

I think that this will be an interesting article.

wi59

That was quick, makes me wonder whats under the surface?

humphrey

Well! The mask is off the Democrats rising star!

Not the greatest source but facts are facts.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/kamala-harris-added-former-hillary-clinton-campaign-vets-d-c-office/

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) has brought a number of former Hillary Clinton campaign veterans on board to work in her Washington, D.C., congressional office, according to its roster.

Harris reportedly mingled with former top donors to Hillary Clinton in the Hamptons this past weekend and will head back this upcoming weekend for a private meeting with Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood liberal and longtime donor to Clinton, and his wife Georgina Chapman. The freshman senator is reported to have a separate dinner planned with Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and former Attorney General Eric Holder, whose group is working with former President Barack Obama on redistricting efforts.

Harris has also added a number of former Clinton campaign veterans to her D.C. congressional office this year.

Sergio Gonzales, a senior policy adviser to Harris, joined the senator’s office in March. Prior to working with Harris, Gonzales was a regional director for Hillary for America.

Lily Adams, who became Harris’s communications director in January, was the deputy communications director at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for two years before becoming the Iowa communication’s director for the Clinton campaign in November 2015.

THere is more. I suggest reading the whole article to understand the whole impact.

orlbucfan

Where are the candidates who back Bernie and favor most of what he ran on? I am not voting for $hrill regurgitated regardless of color!

jcitybone

Well in the Senate there’s Merkley but I’m not sure he’s interested in running. Gillibrand appears to be positioning herself more to the Bernie side unlike Harris.

humphrey

I like the title of this video.

orlbucfan

Let’s hope it stays dead.

humphrey

I am not one of her fans but I like the tweet.

humphrey

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