1/27-29 Weekend News & Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on January 27, 2023 by BennyJanuary 29, 2023 More news and commentary below.
Austerity already, but if Americans think we’re invincible, perhaps that’s the compromise.
More FDA news…from WaPo
FDA eases blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men after years of protest
In case anyone is wondering about Dan Goldman, he’s rich, but he did lead the first Trump impeachment.
He’s the moderate Dem who benefited from progressive foolishness of running too many candidates (including Mondaire Jones) in one of the most left leaning districts in the city. He won with under 25% of the vote. Now that he’s there, I doubt he will dislodged. Same thing happened in MA in 2020 with Auchincloss who had no primary opponent in 2022.
Right. But he at least has one credential to be on the committee. Question is will he try to question greed and corruption in corporations?
Fat lot of good it or impeachment #2 did!💩 The fat orange maggot still isn’t in jail. 💩😡
Hell the RWNJ’s of thier own party will cause more problems than the Dems thier worried about.
+270. Hopefully, they’ll eat some of each other alive.
Yea a little less than 2 years od disfunction ahead. The congresscritters will agree on some sort of tax break for the rich and fund the govt to keep the MIC rolling,after that the shit show that goes on may be entertaining-load up the popcorn 🙂
Another view of the House Oversight Committee, you can see all of them, including head shots.
I see Becca Balint is also on the committee. Good for her!
We’re going to see what Frost is made out of.
I just hope they don’t eat him alive. I have to admit, that’s my first thought.
Tyre Nichols case: What is second-degree murder in Tennessee?
As the community awaits the release of the police officers’ body cam footgage at 9 pm, all Memphis public schools will be cancelling all school activities this afternoon, including basketball.
Amy Goodman interviewed Tyre Nichols’ parents and their attorney Ben Crump on Democracy Now tis morning. Their distress has turned to anger and sorrow. Goodman did a good job of asking them questions about Tyre, such as his height, weight, special conditions (he had Chrome’s disease which he managed with diet). One could only feel compassion and sympathy for the family.
The family said when the video footage is released, protests or demonstrations that spontaneously arise from it need to be conducted in peace.
First degree murder has to be premeditated. That’s been the case for a long time. I wonder if these yahoos can also be charged with hate crime? That poor victim had the you-know-what massively beaten out of him. Can you imagine not being able to go about your usual business cos of skin color? Sexism is bad enough!
I don’t know if they can prove this is a hate crime. All 5 of the officers arrested are African-American. I think this is a excessive force crime by the police.
What’s interesting is that there haven’t been no tweets from the Memphis Chief of Police, who is female, btw.
Hubster has the nightly infotainment on, and I stand corrected about the hate crime comment. Still, that makes the lethal beating this young man suffered MORE horrendous. Stop and think about it…..put yourself in his shoes……..gives me the willies.😱😱
I could only manage to watch about a few seconds after they pulled him over. The yelling at him, pushing him on the ground, he was not resisting any arrest. Bunch of bullies.
From the NYT, updates which provide some description of the police actions from the body cam footage.
Bernie asked this fellow to go to the HELP Committee from the Senate Budget Committee to work on pensions issues.
I think more sunlight cast on DeSantis’ past and current actions, the better. This is just a placeholder for when he actually announces he is going to run for POTUS.
Let the Gargoyle declare. Progressive Floridians like moi are watching our grassroots groups and waiting on the green light to get into action. 🙂 Hope your healing is progressing, Ms. Benny. 🙂 I don’t have joint issues, thankfully, but I have minor arthritis flareups. Comes with the geezer territory….LOL.
The foot is healing pretty well. I had to have an injection in my spine this week. It’s still a bit puffy, but my back is already feeling some relief as I have two herniated discs in my C-7 area.
Ouch! Sending additional healing thoughts your way.☮️🙂 I know plenty of folks with herniated disks. 😡 Mother Nature is not easy on the aging process, unfortunately. About all we can do is stay educated body-wise, positive, and do our best.
This one is for orl: https://inthesetimes.com/article/ron-desantis-florida-teacher-unions-labor
He’s a stupid FRightwingnut married to a Bible X-tian Fundie who is just as corrupt. Gargoyle lies like all the rest, and showboats. One correction, la58. Floridumb has had Right to Serf much longer than Wisconsin. When I graduated from HS over 50 years ago, its academic quality wasn’t great even back then. There are still some very good colleges here, but the ALEC/Kochroaches are doing their level best to wreck them. Example: FSU. An opposition party? We don’t have one cos the state “Democratic Party” is a big fat joke! The best they could come up with against Gargoyle was a GOPuke has-been named Charlie Crist.💩💩💩💩 I rest my case. 😡
Florida (Gainesville) and UW Madison still rank quite well,despite the GQP efforts to dumb them down. One thing Orl after were both are long gone Fla will turn blue again, just because the Alantic flooded it due to climate change. I get this vision in my head of the GQP in the villages with water up to their waists-fists in the air screaming climate change is a hoax as Faux news told them so 😬
T and R x 3, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 Thanks for the “In These Times’ read on the growing numbers and power of the CPC in your earlier post! That’s what I’ve been commenting about, and it’s good news for a change. Wait until it starts spreading in the Senate, too. Old geezers like Byedone better beware.
Dems Vote Down GOP Abortion Ban in Virginia Senate
This is reporting from Axios. Yes, I know the bias. But it’s occasionally helpful to see what the other partisans are doing legislatively or considering.
What a joke.
Well, the stupes elected him. Tells you all you need to know, sadly.💩
what the hell, The GQP interferring with “Free Enterprise” and craperations right to choose.
MENENDEZ, OCASIO-CORTEZ, BOOKER, LUJÁN, PADILLA, CASAR, GRIJALVA LEAD BICAMERAL COALITION OF NEARLY 80 LAWMAKERS IN PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S EXPANSION OF TITLE 42 AND PROPOSED ASYLUM TRANSIT BAN (press release by Menendez’s office)
Something sure drives these desperate people to risk their lives to get to this screwed up country!
Mebbe they came for your brain ‘cept you don’t have one. 💩
First they came for your right to abortion
Then your right to vote
Then they tried to over throw the results of an election
Now they want to cut social security
What is your GQP party going to do next Jim Jordan?
I have his answer – cut Medicare.
Dayyum!! This woman is good! Damned good! AOC! AOC! AOC!
I was worried when she came up for re-election the first time. There were legit rumors that she would quit. AOC took a fierce beating from the FRighties and their craporate media lackeys from the time she was initially elected. Not to mention threats to her person. When she was re-elected, I was cheering cos it meant that she was made of strong stuff. Her constituents love her and should. 🙂