Bernie rolled out his Medicare for All Plan today. TYT provides an excellent summation, embedded in the tweet below: TYT inside look of Bernie’s MFA launch today Inside @BernieSanders' Launch Of #MedicareForAll – @ryangrim reports pic.twitter.com/cTzqdGMztO — TYT Politics (@TYTPolitics) September 13, 2017
Night owls…post away. Enjoy a little music and dancing with the Sanders family if you want. http://bit.ly/2gZ8KVK (Scroll down the FB page to see a birthday party at Lake Champlain last night) … Continue reading →
There’s been a lot of speculation about Clinton’s new book and what’s in it. (See earlier diary with Clinton interview by Jane Pauley) I don’t think I have to read Clinton’s campaign memoirs to know the following on what happened (granted, it is her perspective and she is exploiting her publisher and vice versa) to slap down $25 for that book. I can sum it up in three points: Ti-Nehsi Coates wrote an article about Trump, the first White POTUS. It was published in the Atlantic last weekend. It has a lot of food for thought, but the main premise … Continue reading →
Yesterday I watched CBS Sunday Morning’s host Jane Pauley interview of Hillary Clinton. Psst…in case you didn’t know, Hillary has a book coming out on Tuesday! I’m posting the video, and part of the transcript below in the comments (at the risk of copyright). I’d be interested in what everyone thought of the interview itself (meaning were there specific things that caught your ears) and what Clinton’s motives are for the future. Part of the Debunking the Clinton Machine series … Continue reading →
Today remarks the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers in NYC, the Pentagon, and the crash of a plane that was thought to be heading for the Capitol building in DC. There is no official holiday for 9/11 as there are conflicting opinions as to whether or not more national holidays need to be created for tragedies. I appreciate that NYC, the Pentagon, and the National Park Center in Shanksville do their own, and C-SPAN covers at least two of the memorials. My recollection of the day is that I did not have the TV or radio on at … Continue reading →
Today, I wondered if we could try something a bit different. Could we start theme diaries (open thread or focused)–meaning the subscribers actually post the topics? There are 4-5 regulars and we could easily each post a quick diary for jumpstarts on different topics. It seems that all of the burden has been on LD’s shoulders. It doesn’t take much time to just start a thread on a topic or candidate (as LD has been doing). For example, one could start one on Green News (or in LD’s case, he’s great in pointing out pipelines that have created community problems), … Continue reading →
Whenever one publishes a revisionist history book that is likely to get the attention of the media as well as the general population, there are various ways to promote the book. The first one, which is very common, is to leak out inflammatory pages or excerpts for titillative purposes. This works very well with Establishment media and navel gazing types. Another avenue is to be booked on a talk show. Talk hosts are generally more than willing to book a politician or sometimes a provocateur (as Bill Maher does) to who has written a book that will garner interest, or … Continue reading →
Today is Bernie’s birthday.
Check out this tweet by RoseAnn DeMoro.
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 →