Bernie Sanders did not waste much time on Hillary Clinton’s coordinated leaks of her book, What Happened. … Continue reading →
This past weekend, Peter Daou relaunched his site, Verrit, and after months of it being invisible (not to be confused with Indivisible), he got his biggest fan, former Democratic 2017 presidential candidate, Grandma The Baroness Clinton to endorse it. … Continue reading →
Yesterday I was reading the tweets and saw that the world lost another talented musician and producer, Walter Becker. Becker was the quiet half of Steely Dan, a band I loved in junior high, high school and through college. While “Do It Again” probably was played most on the top 40 AM stations, the FM station in my town played album oriented rock (AOR). Unlike today where the videos and various singing competitions sell singles, 1970’s rock was sold by the album and if an album was played in its entirety on the station, it signified the quality … Continue reading →
Happy Labor Day Birdies!
Ryan Cooper at This Week Penned an article that the TOP PTA wouldn’t like very much. The headline in the subject line of this diary is similar the one The Week posted online. How should Democrats position their party to restore their catastrophic losses from the last eight years? The same factions from the 2016 primary have continued to slug it out, with the leftists arguing for more economic populism and the centrists arguing to stay the course. Now Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a centrist darling, has taken up the major proposal of the left, by becoming a co-sponsor of … Continue reading →
Hope no one opposes having a separate fishing line for Harvey News. It seems to be filling up our OT’s very quickly. (pun intended). Here’s a couple of bits to start: More than 30 People Reported Dead from Harvey Harvey knocks out Beaumont’s water supply … Continue reading →
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not … Continue reading →
Berners and Progressive Lefties, The fishing line this morning is getting kind of heavy to load all of the comments, so I’m starting a new one here. This is mainly a jump with news about Trump’s Administration and outliers.
Yesterday, the Benny family traveled south to get as close as we could to the center of the totality path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. We live within 5 hrs driving distance (actually 3.5, but it took that long due to descending traffic) to one of the NASA sites in Carbondale, IL. However, where we live, we could have seen 92%, but we wouldn’t have been able to take off our glasses, thus it would have been just seeing a large bite of a black apple or viewing yellow skinny crescents. Before hoping into the car just a little past … Continue reading →
Yesterday the NYT reported Herr Drumpf doubled down on “both sides” for causing violence in Charlottesville. … Continue reading →
Her name is Heather Heyer. She was one of the peaceful who was letting people know that the American taliban was terribly wrong about protecting the legacy of the Confederacy and a statue that was sorely disapproved by the community. According to her mother, Susan Bro (yes, that’s her real last name), she was a warrior for justice. She was a DSA member. And she was a Bernie Sanders sister. I’m cobbling some news for this post so that we get some sense of our fallen justice warrior.
Diane Russell is making a splash in the 2018 Democratic Maine primary by declaring her intention to run for governor.
This afternoon, the Senate, with the help of the VP, passed a motion to proceed for debate on BCRA, 51 – 48. Senator John McCain, ailing from brain cancer, arrived in time to throw millions off the health care system he and other members of Congress, are allowed to keep. Yet McCain insisted on lecturing his colleagues about senate decorum and claims he is against the bill which no-one seems to know its content. John McCain isn't just a cancer patient cutting off other cancer patients. He's also an 80 year-old cutting off people in nursing homes. — Eric Kleefeld … Continue reading →
Two weeks ago, Caitlin Johnstone, an unabashed anti-establishment blogger, penned a controversial piece on Medium about how the Alt-Right and the Left Should work together to demolish the establishment 4th Estate. I didn’t see anyone post the article “The Lefties Need to Stop Being Shy about Working with the Anti-Establishment” here, so it made me wonder if there was some discomfort with her opinion, or just overlooked? … Continue reading →
Good Morning Birdies! I’ll start with a bit of Bernie news, then all of us can pitch in with other progressive news or excerpts to interesting things we’ve seen around the Net. Last night, MIC news reported that Bernie has come out against a new energy bill that supports fracking and continues to uplift the Oil & Gas Industry. From the article: With the Senate focused on health care reform, a little-noticed bill that could increase America’s production of fossil fuels may see a vote on the Senate floor as soon as next week. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) does not plan to … Continue reading →