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wi60

With the rigged DNC and Paradise papers I feel compelled to post George Carlin’s “Big Club” from 2014′

“Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you… They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. You know what they want? Obedient workers – people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. …And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.“

George Carlin

eve

Thanks, wi59 for sharing Carlin’s “down to the brass tax” truth.
Back when Carlin was saying these things, I laughed nervously but didn’t yet fully accept how very crass, sociopathic, greedy, and aloof (or as Hillary Rodham Clinton described herself during a private Goldman speech – OUT OF TOUCH ) our “owners” are – although she’s not an “owner” just one of their apparatchiks…..

In her 1959 college thesis one can see the roots of her cynicism – she hasn’t changed much….
The link to her thesis starts with hillaryclintonquarterly,com and is a pdf file
and includes a very cynical cartoon which I assume she wrote….

wi60

Now for something a little closer to Humphreys post

Donna Brazile’s Tell-All Confirms Superdelegates Had No Choice But to Endorse Clinton

“But the deciding factor in determining Hillary Clinton’s early lead was her commanding dominance in the number of superdelegate endorsements she had racked up by early 2016. According to Brazile’s account of events, these early endorsements may have been due to the Hillary Victory Fund — an elaborate joint fundraising agreement that both DNC CEO Amy Dacey and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook signed:

Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund—that figure represented $10,000 to each of the 32 states’ parties who were part of the Victory Fund agreement—$320,000—and $33,400 to the DNC.

In February of last year, The Guardian’s calculations were 355 superdelegates for Clinton to just 14 for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). Because 437 of the 712 superdelegates at the Democratic National Convention were made up of DNC members, along with the chairs and vice-chairs of each state’s respective Democratic Party organization, and because the Clinton campaign controlled the DNC’s finances, it’s easy to deduce that state party officials who wanted money from the DNC for their down-ballot candidates were implicitly required to endorse Clinton in order to get help for state and local races.

By the time Clinton officially secured the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, superdelegates had made a clear difference. While Clinton had a pledged delegate count of 2,205 to Sanders’ 1,846, she demolished him in superdelegates. Almost all of the DNC-affiliated superdelegates endorsed Clinton, even in states where Sanders clearly won the popular vote.”
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Donna Brazile’s Tell-All Confirms Superdelegates Had No Choice But to Endorse Clinton

wi60

No Surprise Murphy wins NJ per CNN
Former Goldman Sacs exec

wi60

Northam wins VA per MSNBC

orlbucfan

T and R, humphrey!! 🙂

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