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magsview

Thanks Benny!

That 3rd district is a doozy.

Just looking at the 3rd district candidates super-quickly I’m thinking Ballinger might be my favorite, but I see a tweet of his that indicates that at least three of the other candidates raised WAY more money than he did.

polarbear4

i like Sheeran. He made an appearance on Sesame Street, which endears me to any artist. :O)

LieparDestin

Hqppy lunchtime all.

This comment instantly made me go look up the link for:

polarbear4

:O)

humphrey

I doubt that anyone will shed a tear for him. Except for one.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/404937-rahm-emanuel-wont-seek-third-term-as-chicago-mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not seek a third term in office, he announced Tuesday morning, a stunning reversal that will leave the city’s politics in turmoil.

Emanuel, 58, first won election in 2011, succeeding the legendary Richard M. Daley. His two terms in office had been marred by repeated waves of violence, especially in low-income minority neighborhoods, and frequent clashes with education activists, labor allies and the city’s African American community.

“Today, the time has come to make another tough choice. As much as I love this job, and will always love this city and its residents, I’ve decided not to seek re-election,” Emanuel said at a City Hall press conference. “This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime.”

This should come as no surprise.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/404957-obama-praises-rahm-emanuel-following-announcement-he-wont-seek

Former President Obama offered praise to his former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, on Tuesday after the Chicago mayor announced that he would not seek reelection in November.

In a statement Tuesday shortly following Emanuel’s announcement, the former president and Chicago resident said his city was “stronger” for Emanuel’s leadership.

“With record job growth and record employment over his terms in office, Chicago is better and stronger for his leadership, and I was a better President for his wise counsel at a particularly perilous time for our country,” Obama said.

“I’ve been blessed to call Rahm my friend,” the former president added. “Whatever he chooses to do next, I know he’ll continue to make a positive difference, just as he has throughout his career in public service.”

polarbear4

“I’ve been blessed to call Rahm my friend….”

Isn’t that special.

Anyone remember that old SNL skit?

humphrey

polarbear4

:O) lol THanks, Humphrey!! love it! will try to get one for myself one day.

magsview

The Church Lady?

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polarbear4

That’s the one! thx.

magsview

magsview

This young lady may cry but, if she does, it will be tears of joy.

THIS IS A POLITICAL VICTORY. THIS IS AN ORGANIZING VICTORY. YEARS IN THE MAKING.

Everyone who wouldn’t shut up, everyone who protested, got arrested, debated, FOIAed, argued, sat in, organized, marched, Y’ALL WON THIS.

This feels amazing. Lord in heaven. I’m trying not to cry and mess up my eyeliner.

wi60

Maybe Chuey will run again?

humphrey

Bwahahaha! I can hardly wait for the Tweeter in Chief’s response.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/404935-woodward-book-offers-damning-assessment-of-trump-white-house

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward offers a damning portrayal of the Trump White House in a new book, according to excerpts published Tuesday in a story by The Washington Post.

The Watergate reporter’s book details numerous instances of conflict between the president and his staff, and paints the picture of a dysfunctional White House full of “predators,” in the words of former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Trump and aides bad-mouthed one another often, according to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the book, titled “Fear: Trump in the White House.”

Trump mocked Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ accent, and described him to a staffer as “mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner.”

humphrey

Plenty of ammunition here for an epic rant.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodwards-new-book-reveals-a-nervous-breakdown-of-trumps-presidency/2018/09/04/b27a389e-ac60-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html?utm_term=.fdf2c0649a63

A FEW EXAMPLES.

Woodward depicts Trump’s anger and paranoia about the Russia inquiry as unrelenting, at times paralyzing the West Wing for entire days. Learning of the appointment of Mueller in May 2017, Trump groused, “Everybody’s trying to get me”— part of a venting period that shellshocked aides compared to Richard Nixon’s final days as president.

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly frequently lost his temper and told colleagues that he thought the president was “unhinged,” Woodward writes. In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”

Reince Priebus, Kelly’s predecessor, fretted that he could do little to constrain Trump from sparking chaos. Woodward writes that Priebus dubbed the presidential bedroom, where Trump obsessively watched cable news and tweeted, “the devil’s workshop,” and said early mornings and Sunday evenings, when the president often set off tweetstorms, were “the witching hour.”
Trump apparently had little regard for Priebus. He once instructed then-staff secretary Rob Porter to ignore Priebus, even though Porter reported to the chief of staff, saying that Priebus was “‘like a little rat. He just scurries around.’”

jcitybone

🤣🤣🤣

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humphrey

It took quite some time but finally a response was created.

Not that I believe any of it. Just what the responders are paid to do.

TheLeftistheCenter

“Hey look all the people that work for me and whose jobs are reliant on my goodwill, also happen to feel exactly like i do, so there!”

magsview

(Please God, it’s me Margaret. Please don’t make me have to look at that face for the rest of my life. Thank you.)

humphrey

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/04/kavanaugh-hearing-demonstrators-arrested-806409

Capitol Hill police say they arrested 70 protesters who disrupted Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Sixty-one demonstrators were charged with disorderly conduct and another nine were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.”

The protesters, mostly women, loudly objected inside the hearing room to Kavanaugh’s confirmation, saying his appointment would be a setback for women’s rights and gay rights, among other things. Authorities escorted the protesters out of the hearing room.

The demonstrations added to the chaotic nature of the hearing. As it began, Democrats demanded that the hearing be adjourned to give senators time to review more than 42,000 pages of documents related to Kavanaugh’s record that were released Monday night.

Don midwest
Don midwest
magsview

I’m not getting a good feel about this Kavanaugh guy!!

jcitybone

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-chaos-that-brett-kavanaugh-has-unleashed/

By failing to stand up for himself and for an independent judiciary, by letting the Trump White House manage every aspect of his bid for a life term on the most powerful court in the land, Kavanaugh has reinforced concerns that he will be nothing more than a highly-placed advocate for the imperial presidency to which Trump assumes he is entitled.

But, now, Kavanaugh faces a reckoning—in the form of the confirmation process that began Tuesday on the most contentious note in the history of Supreme Court nominations.

This is a mess of Kavanaugh’s making. He had a chance to position himself on the side of openness. Instead, he allowed the Trump White House to mismanage the advancement of his nomination by engaging in outrageous secrecy, partisan gamesmanship, and oblique strategies that have confused even the president’s Republican allies. So it was that, as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley (R-IO) attempted to read the script that had been prepared for the first day of the committee’s consideration of Kavanaugh, the charade was exposed—and appropriately challenged.

jcitybone

Parkland Dad Escorted Out of Hearing After Trying to Shake Kavanaugh’s Hand

Fred Guttenberg—the outspoken gun control activist whose daughter was killed during the Parkland school shooting—was detained by Capitol police on Tuesday after he tried to shake Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hand during a recess in Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing.

Guttenberg attended the hearing as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee and one of Congress’ leading voices on gun violence prevention. Gun control activists have sought to shine a spotlight on Kavanaugh’s record in firearms cases, including a dissenting opinion in which he argued that DC’s local assault weapons ban is unconstitutional.

As he did during a televised town hall on CNN shortly after the shooting and during subsequent trips to Capitol Hill, Guttenberg spent the entire three-hour morning session standing near his aisle seat, his means of protesting federal lawmakers’ unwillingness to take up gun reform. As the hearing broke for lunch, Guttenberg approached Kavanaugh, his hand outstretched, to introduce himself to the nominee. Kavanaugh, stone-faced, paused and stared at Guttenberg before turning his back and walking away. Guttenberg’s appearance at the hearing was part of a coordinated effort by gun control activists to show up to Kavanaugh’s hearings this week, but he told Mother Jones via text message that he decided on his own to approach Kavanaugh.

humphrey

orlbucfan

He’s the whitey version of Clarence Thomas: just as FRighty and just as dumb!

humphrey

This is absolutely priceless. LOL

magsview

A tweet from that satirical account was included in this article:

George W. Bush Sneaking Michelle Obama Some Candy Is the Internet’s New Obsession

I certainly had to wonder if Elle realized that it was satire!

polarbear4

lol. they might of taken it seriously. but “Douche” is a pretty big giveaway. 😉 That is interesting that they’d use it, though. hmmmm. really is crazy how many retweets and hearts the original tweet got. warm fuzzies for our overlords, er, leaders, all over the place.

polarbear4

warning. image may stick in your brain. 😉

humphrey

We can’t forget about Texas.

humphrey

Not sure if this was previously posted.

humphrey

i think that Jimmy Dore is correct.

humphrey

TheLeftistheCenter

I still dont think he actually expects this to pass as much as it makes a far better angle to attack the specific worst cases than just pushing for net higher wages.

magsview

A financial advisor offered me a “fun fact” today sharing this May article.

Apple made more profit in three months than Amazon has generated during its lifetime

This wasn’t a surprise to me, Amazon has long been criticized about their lack of profit, but it was surprising to hear it from someone in the investment world. I think it’s possible that there may be an overall souring with Bezos beginning to happen.

But those already invested, or telling their clients to invest, still need to defend their position:

One Wall Street analyst believes Amazon is still in the “early stages” in many of its key markets.

Thing is, that’s been the totality of the defense, as far as I can tell, for a long time. I mean, Amazon just continues to add more and more “key markets” to their roster. Are those Wall St analysts planning on hanging in there until Amazon controls everything?

wi60

$2000 per share– that’s crazy and if you bought the ipo $18 bucks a share in 97 wish I had the delorian.

orlbucfan

Apple isn’t exactly pro-workers rights either. They just love them more serfs! POX on them all!

orlbucfan

Bezos the Bozo is one ugly sucker with that shaved head!

humphrey

jcitybone

Zephyr is on tv

TheLeftistheCenter

I think she is a shoo in, those previous campaigns will end up as just the practice runs for this, which i think is really the perfect position for her anyway.

Interestingly I noticed myself being somewhat taken a back by her more than obvious pregnancy, not in a negative way but in the realization I dont think ive ever seen a pregnant woman run for office before and in a way it really hits home with her ads message, that this is so important not even being pregnant will slow her down.

magsview

She’s looking good I think, eh TheLeftistheCenter?

I’ve also been thinking about how her first contest kind of prepared her for this run and that this might end up working out for the better.

She’s so pregnant! I had no idea, until recently, via some tweets I posted. It certainly doesn’t seem to be slowing her down. Her baby may be born already used to the pace.

humphrey

Just wondering. Is the 7th district in another time zone? I have yet to see any results. /S

humphrey

Wow! Pressley has taken an early lead,

Democratic Primary
Percent Candidate Votes Winner
56.6% Ayanna Pressley 5,107
43.4% Mike Capuano* 3,913
12.6% of precincts reporting (34/270) *Incumbent
9,020 total votes

magsview

Narrowed down a bit after 20% of the precincts in. Another nail-biter.

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magsview
wi60

CNN gave Pressley the Win

humphrey

That is awfully kind of them.

wi60

Multi media tonight , watching brewers-cubs, tuning in the weapons of mass decption during inning breaks and monitoring TPW for results 🙂

magsview

Longtime Rep. Mike Capuano concedes to Ayanna Pressley; Latest results from 2018 Mass. Primary

Longtime congressman Michael Capuano has conceded primary race to Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley even though the race hasn’t been called and results have slowly surfaced.

The 10-term representative took to the stage Tuesday night and said it was clear to him that the seventh district of Suffolk County was asking for change. “Clearly the district wanted a lot of change,” Capuano said in his concession speech. “America is going to be OK. Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman, and I can tell you that Massachusetts will be well served.”

magsview

h/t to wi60

humphrey

humphrey

Elsewhere.

humphrey

humphrey

I bet that they learned absolutely nothing.

Maybe the establishment should rethink their ways.

humphrey

polarbear4

The CBC did what?!?!?! jerks.

humphrey

Look at the date of the tweet and the final results.

humphrey

I like the attitude of the newcomers. Get ready to rumble!

magsview

Looks like the 3rd district is still up for grabs?

It’s times like this that I kind of wish that the bottom candidates had a chance to throw their votes to the candidate that they most aligned with.

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magsview

Sorry for the tiny pic, click on it for more clarity.

Bottom line is that there’s a battle between the top three going on (the top 3 in fundraising that Ballinger had alluded to?).

Updated Sep 4, 2018, 11:18pm EDT

Lori Trahan 13,349 23%
Daniel Koh 12,747 22%
Juana Matias 11,199 19%

magsview

I’m a bit disappointed reading about Lori Trahan, as far as the healthcare issue at least:

I BELIEVE that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. The battle to pass the Affordable Care Act was hard-fought. I’m committed to improving and strengthening the ACA first and foremost, and to stopping Republicans in Washington from dismantling it.

Dan Koh’s healthcare stance seems SLIGHTLY more left, but he uses the dreaded word ‘access’.

Support proposals, including a single-payer system, that expand everyone’s access to quality, affordable healthcare

jcitybone

Looks like Koh has won—he’s ahead by more than 600 votes with about 94% of the vote counted.

jcitybone

Actually Trahan claims she’s up by 200 votes with 98% counted so who knows.

polarbear4

As OBF sez, t&r to the usual suspects! just got home and am off to take care of grandkids near SF tmrw. And the doggie just came up with something vet worthy while i was gone. is it what it is, eh? maybe i can shorten that to “It is.” And make it an inner chant. lol anyway, maybe i can check in when everyone is at school an work but no internet at the little studio behind the in laws so we’ll see.

Yay Presley, even if you are for ppps! :O) yay the LG (or DA?) Shaun King was taking about! and any others.

magsview

I hope you have a great visit with your grandchildren! Good luck with “the doggie”!

humphrey

THIS WOULD CAUSE HIS HEAD TO EXPLODE!!!!!!!

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/04/twitter-trump-kicked-off-766101

Twitter said Tuesday that not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior.

The social media company’s rules against vitriolic tweets offer leeway for world leaders whose statements are newsworthy, but that “is not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else,” Twitter legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde told POLITICO in an interview alongside CEO Jack Dorsey.

Trump regularly uses Twitter to heap abuse on his perceived enemies and at times raise the specter of violence, such as when he tweeted last year that if North Korean leaders continued with their rhetoric at the time, “they won’t be around much longer!” Critics say the tweets violate Twitter’s terms of service and warrant punitive action.

Dorsey, who’s due to testify before two congressional committees Wednesday about his company’s content practices, said he receives notifications on his phone for Trump’s Twitter account. But asked if he would weigh in personally to remove Trump from the platform, he declined to get into specifics.

I am patiently waiting for the day that this will happen.

magsview

Can you imagine? If Trump was denied his twitter drug? It’s almost unfathomable.

polarbear4

Twitter accused of espionage. Or something. Something BAD!

orlbucfan

Be a cold day in h3ll before that imbecile loses his twit(ter) account. The publicity he brings is priceless. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ talks.

magsview

For Benny!

Another band from Boston. So many!

orlbucfan

Love it!

magsview

I’m glad you liked it, but to be honest that wasn’t the one I meant to post! LOL, where is my mind indeed!

Hubby was working ALL night last night, right next to my computer, so I couldn’t properly screen the videos I wanted to share as he was in ‘intense mode’ listening to some work he was creating as web developer guy. It was very frustrating.

I guess I need earbuds stat!

humphrey

polarbear4

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humphrey

Thanks for the larger image as I had not noticed the tears. Very touching.

polarbear4

Ah, i didn’t see any photo yet, so went to the article. Thanks!!!! What a great photo. Really gives me hope, these elections. I know it is only a few, but if the youth can keep this fire burning….

orlbucfan

Thanks y’all. Checking back this am–you note my big mouth is all over the place. 🙂 I sure hope all these young newbies getting elected will bring real positive change. I am SO OVER years of FRightwing fringe thinking and corruption!!!!!!!

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