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Tip Jar for la58…it’s always good to get the labor news!


Food for thought

“Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work together for the benefit of all.”

(Attributed to John Maynard Keynes)


Matt’s labor a bit different, but that video he made for Bernie seemed like a labor of love and proved to be quite a resume!


i feel bad for tony tig. wish they’d hire him, too.


Me too.


Heck, I wish the Bernie PR print team would hire/give a shout-out to LD!!


And…just like that, it’s not looking good for Matt. Bloody hell, as they say in some other countries.

It looks like Matt’s time with the Bernie campaign was very short.


I’m with jcitybone on this, Bernie did a good job with this response in diffentiating himself from Warren here:


One of the comments under that tweet:

Note that he’s not trashing Warren but accurately describing a big difference in their worldviews. It’s so civil it’s almost archaic. Both of these candidates are trying hard not to alienate the other’s supporters, knowing they need those supporters to win. It’s worth emulating.


Here’s a better clip because it’s longer.


His physical color definitely looks better.


tbf, a lot of his color was there bc of the msm.


AND, no matter how civil Bernie is, they’ll always try to shed him and his words in a bad light.

Check this out.

Tweeter used the word “calls” (Warren a ‘capitalist’) but, as you can see from the graphic, the Haaretz title originally used the word “slams” i.e. Sanders slams ‘capitalist’ Warren.

So to see why the difference I went to the link and VOILA, the title has apparently been changed to Sanders, Rebounding From Heart Attack, Calls Warren a ‘Capitalist’

To confirm that they originally used the more inflammatory “slams” (implying that Bernie attacked Warren) you just have to look at the link:


I guess they got some pushback? And I gather they’re all going to talk about Bernie’s heart attack forever. Sigh.


What’s the source? Israeli?


The article was from haaretz.com which is an Israeli web site as far as I know.


Shrewd, smart, and a true comment.



Sen. Bernie Sanders has pledged to end “ endless wars” — but on Sunday, the presidential hopeful was quick to put distance between his vision for American foreign policy and President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

“The difference between Trump and me is he lies. I don’t,” the 2020 presidential candidate from Vermont said on ABC. “You don’t turn your back on an ally that lost 11,000 troops fighting against terrorism through a tweet and a discussion with Erdogan,” referring to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump defended himself Thursday: “We have no soldiers or Military anywhere near the attack area. I am trying to end the ENDLESS WARS. Talking to both sides.”

Sanders called the decision an “outrage.” The senator said Sunday that “it’s not great secret, I am a strong opponent of endless wars.” He acknowledged his vigorous opposition to the war in Iraq, saying he predicted the destabilization that would take place.

But, Sanders added, dealing with Turkey and that region is “a whole other issue.”

“It sends a message to the entire world — you cannot trust the United States of America anymore, in foreign affairs,” he said. “Doesn’t matter what the President says because tomorrow he may reverse himself.”



Standing outside his home in Burlington, Vt., days after suffering a heart attack, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a confession.

“I must confess, I was dumb,” Sanders, 78, told reporters. “During this campaign, I’ve been doing, in some cases three or four rallies a day, running all over the state — Iowa, New Hampshire, wherever. And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more fatigued than I usually have been.”

If Sanders’s concession was a moment of vulnerability for a candidate who has long portrayed himself as a tireless political warrior, it was also a deeply personal one — the kind of moment Sanders’s aides and allies believe will help him connect with voters at a time of uncertainty for his candidacy.

“He’s not always eager to discuss his personal life. He intentionally kind of avoids the conversations that make it about himself,” Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager, said. “But we see it as an advantage to talk about it in those terms — those very human and personal terms.”

By addressing the matter head on, Sanders’s campaign is hoping to fend off concerns about his health, Shakir said. Aides are cognizant of the political toll that the heart attack could take, and are pursuing a “lean-in” strategy that they hope will mitigate doubts in his ability to campaign.

“In my view, there’s no avoiding that conversation,” Shakir said. “You either talk about it now or you talk about it later. If you’re going to have that conversation, I think we all agree, let’s just be open and transparent.”

Shakir said that, for now, the campaign is focused on getting Sanders back on the trail while also giving him time to recover. The Vermont senator is still slated to appear at a Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday in Ohio.

“His instinct is to turn into a sprinter and do five events a day,” Shakir said. “And I understand that desire, but it’s incumbent on us as a campaign that we keep a marathoner’s pace here.”


Shakir needs to have a brain scan done. A friggin’ 21 y.o. would have trouble trying to pull off 5 campaign events in 1 day.


Encouraging, right jcitybone?

Looks like Buttigieg’s huge cash pile is making a difference.


The Iowa numbers are fine, but the NH numbers weren’t so great. But it’s a youguv online poll, which have been very favorable to Warren (and probably help Mayor Pete also) because they seem to skew to that wealthy educated white demographic.


Still got months before the initial primaries.

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