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humphrey

Thanks for this Mags.
It is good to have specific topic posts but it is also good to have “Open Threads” for random things that interests us.

humphrey

Bernie continues to show his support for Ben Jealous.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-campaign-jealous-sanders-20180507-story.html

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to appear in Maryland again on Monday to stump for gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous.

Jealous and Sanders are scheduled to appear together for a 7 p.m. rally in Prince George’s County to support the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan for free community college in Maryland.

Jealous, one of seven leading candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for governor, plans to announce his higher education platform at the Oak Crest Community Center in Capitol Heights.

Sanders stumped for Jealous, the former CEO of the NAACP, at a rally last year in Baltimore calling for a state-based universal health care program.

humphrey

Keeping hopes for Hillary 2020 alive Bill is hard at work.

humphrey

Fat chance of that happening.

Benny

There is no other polarizing figure than the baroness from progressives and the far right. Many of them belong to No Party, which is the largest one in the US. Indies need to rule, we are the deciders in general elections.

wi60

Snowballs chance in hell 🙂

TheLeftistheCenter

An aside on this, there seems to be a very large/insider contingent over at C99 who believe Bernie is ‘compromised’ which i took to be trolls since all the evidence points in the opposite direction, that is until I found out it seems ive been banned for seeing them as trolls and fully explaining how that makes no sense and letting them know I am not going to further humor them.

As this video shows the establishment is no friend of Bernies nor is he a friend of theirs and have found myself so dumbfounded at the fact they take the ‘Bernie sold out’ theory so seriously, they would ban someone who saw it as trolling (you would think just the fact hes kept his mailing list away from them is proof enough).

Anyway, I havent even bothered to contact the admins for explanation or reversal, something just isnt right over there if thats their thinking

humphrey

your assessment is correct. there are few that seem to shit on Bernie as a pastime.

jcitybone

I’ve stayed away from C99 because of that contingent. Not worth my time and blood pressure seeing that crap. And as you found out, there’s no arguing rationally with them.

orlbucfan

T and R, mags!! Just got back from a week in western TN visiting Hubby’s family. I took a vacation from reading about the DLCrapers and FRightwingnuts. The TN krewe know my politics. 🙂 Sure didn’t miss much. There are several virulent C99ers who go after Bernie. I avoid them. Same policy when I wander over to TOP. Hope this finds my fellow TPWers well. 🙂

LieparDestin

One reason I dont venture to many other sites is the ‘bernie is a sell-out meme’ that seems to be pretty common. I just cant believe that people would believe such a thing.

TheLeftistheCenter

Thats the thing I really dont think many do believe it so when I see a concerted effort to push the theory I smell trolling or at least ulterior motives.

In some ways c99 is been pushed so far from the establishment left they are beginning to overlap with the far right and its from this angle I think such bull shit originates.

I had an argument a month or so back with one of their front pagers whose argument was that since China had not been imperialistic in the last 4000 years they would be a better super power than the US, which for how bad we are, a nation like China that oppresses its own people, its unlikely they would be any better.

jcitybone

A match made in hell

Oliver L. North, who became a household name in the 1980s for his role in the Iran-contra scandal, will become the next president of the National Rifle Association, the gun rights organization said Monday.

“Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader,” Wayne LaPierre, the organization’s chief executive, said in a statement. “In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our President.”

jcitybone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2018/05/07/the-nras-descent-into-crackpottery-continues/?utm_term=.1e91bbccf3a1

North is the ideal person to be the public face of the NRA. Loopy conspiracies, victimization and extreme anti-government rhetoric are now becoming commonplace for NRA figures (including spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who accused the media of loving mass shootings) and among the right-wing universe that thrills to the Conservative Political Action Conference, absorbs hours of Fox News and hangs on the words of right-wing talk shows. Ranging far beyond gun rights, it has become a hotbed of anti-government conspiracy theories: Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, earlier this year declared of the Democrats, “If they seize power, if the so-called European socialists take over the House and the Senate and, God forbid, they get the White House again, our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever.” In the venom-soaked, anti-fact world in which these people operate, North is a truth-teller and a hero.

humphrey

humphrey

Now they have cut off the supplying of bottled water.

humphrey

The US would never ever involve itself in another country’s election. LOL

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/07/venezuela-sanctions-mike-pence-election-suspension-572301

Vice President Mike Pence announced new sanctions on three Venezuelans on Monday, designating them as “narcotics kingpins” and restricting their financial and travel access in a swipe at the country’s authoritarian government.

Speaking in Washington to the Organization of American States, Pence also called for Venezuela to delay its upcoming presidential election — and for the organization to suspend Venezuela from its membership.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/07/senate-democrats-prepare-final-push-save-net-neutrality-support-red-alert-campaign

“What net neutrality means is that everyone has the same access to the same information—that the internet remains free from corporate control,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a Facebook post on Monday. “At this moment when our democratic institutions are in peril, ending net neutrality protections would be devastating. I hope you will stand with me in keeping up the fight to defend net neutrality.”

With the backing of every member of the Senate Democratic caucus—which includes Sanders and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)—the resolution may already have the support it needs to pass that chamber, as The Hill explained:

With Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) absent as he battles brain cancer, the GOP majority is effectively capped at 50 votes. GOP Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has said she will vote to restore the FCC regulations, which would result in a 50-49 vote in favor.

Democrats, however, are not counting on McCain’s continued absence, and are maintaining pressure on their Republican colleagues to vote with respect to public opinion on net neutrality protections, which enjoy wide support from people of all political persuasions.

humphrey

polarbear4

Thanks, mags!

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