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Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

I love how Rep Katie rips these lying, self-serving, corporatist, fossil fuel capitalists a new one. (Thanks for starting us off obf)

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

From truthout,
https://truthout.org/articles/democrats-will-subpoena-big-oil-to-force-disclosure-of-climate-denial-campaigns/

NEWS ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH
Democrats Will Subpoena Big Oil to Force Disclosure of Climate Denial Campaigns

In a historic hearing on Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) announced her plan to subpoena documents from oil and gas companies to discern their role in spreading climate denial and disinformation.

Oil giants Exxon, BP, Chevron and Shell, as well as the trade association American Petroleum Institute and the lobbying group Chamber of Commerce will be included in the subpoena. This is an enormous victory for climate advocates, who have until now relied on public documents, testimony of former employees and leaked documents to understand the extent of the lies that corporations have perpetuated for decades.

The subpoena will force the companies to disclose documents on so-called “shadow groups” recently uncovered by reporters. Earlier this year, an Exxon lobbyist was caught on video admitting to using shadow groups to fight legislation that would address the climate crisis, targeting specific senators like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia).

more at the link

polarbear4
polarbear4

thanks, orl ❤️🌝🐳🌊🌸🚀💀🎃🦇💜

jcitybone

Thanks orl!

Newman lives within walking distance of the new district, which contains 40% of her old district. It sets up a left (Newman), center (Casten), and right (Lipinski) match. Her home was put in Chuy Garcia’s district, which would have set up progressive vs. progressive.

jcitybone

jcitybone

https://www.nj.com/politics/2021/10/bernie-sanders-riles-up-rutgers-crowd-as-he-stumps-for-murphy-in-nj-governors-race.html

It felt more like an indie-rock concert than a political rally, as hundreds of students gathered Thursday night under an open, blue-lit tent at Rutgers University.

“Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” they chanted wildly.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the New Brunswick school to campaign for Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid just days away. He energized the crowd with his trademark call to revamp government to better help the young and working-class — a message that has long drawn him a devoted following among college-age Americans.

And while Sanders was the clearly main attraction, the former presidential candidate repeatedly championed Murphy as a vessel for that message and urged the audience to help vote the Democratic governor into a second term Tuesday.

“I am here because your governor is one of the most progressive, if not the most progressive, governors in America,” Sanders, an independent from Vermont, said. “And because he stands for working people, working people stand for him.”

The evening encapsulated Murphy’s high-profile get-out-the-voter effort in the waning days of his race against Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli. Sanders is the latest in a parade of big-name politicians to appear alongside Murphy in New Jersey, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 1 million people. The state is also one of only two in the nation with a governor’s race this year, along with Virginia.

jcitybone

wi63

Imagine that coal companies want to defend thier right to pollute the atmosphere so we cant breath clean air. The CEOs must have some type of super filtrastion mask set to go so they can have clean air. but as usual –all heil profits

jcitybone

Spanberger calls progressives not Manchinema obstructionists.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/10/29/dems-head-into-weekend-without-agreement-494903

“I think it’s wholly apparent that today was not a success,” said Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), who has been touting both the infrastructure bill and the Democrats social spending plan on the campaign trail for gubernatorial candidate Terry McCauliffe who faces a tight race Tuesday.

“Because people choose to be obstructionists, we’re not delivering these things to my state or to the rest of the country,” the swing-district Democrat added. “I guess we’ll just wait, because apparently failing roads and bridges can just wait in the minds of some people.”

wi63

Hmmmm . Obstructioniists? I call it fighting for what people want in poll after poll and drawing a line in the sand saying no more concessions to the craprate overlords

polarbear4
polarbear4

hadn’t thought of this.

polarbear4
polarbear4
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Who was it who said, “there are lies, damned lies and then there’s statistics”?

polarbear4
polarbear4

lol. iglesias is no favorite of mine, but when you’re right, you’re right.

polarbear4
polarbear4

At least they say these things out loud

wi63

Wi’s Gov election will be very interesting to say the least

Wisconsin Continues to Be One of the Primary Test Labs for Bad Conservative Ideas

We begin this week on the familiar soil of America’s Dairyland. Wisconsin continues to be one of the primary beta tests of bad conservative ideas. At present, they have a former Republican judge whom the voters booted out of office running the state’s own version of the Arizona farce. This week, we learned that the Republicans in the state Assembly have hired someone to help them with it.

Her name is Carol.

And that’s all we know about her. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Just don’t ask Carol or her bosses what her last name is. “No comment,” she said Wednesday before hanging up on a reporter. The hiring of Carol is the latest example of the opacity of a review of the 2020 election being overseen by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman at a cost to taxpayers of $676,000.
(We pause here for this brief musical interlude.)

The woman, who signs her emails “Carol M.,” has been contacting attorneys for election officials recently to discuss subpoenas Gableman has issued. She has not told them whether she is a lawyer, an administrative assistant or holds some other post, the attorneys said.
There is absolutely nothing unusual about this, and certainly nothing that ought to draw the attention of good-government groups from here to the moons of Saturn. But it’s business as usual for this weird operation. At one point, Michael Gableman, the former jurist running this farce, was running under an alias.

Gableman has cloaked his work in secrecy from the start. Last month, he sent an email to election officials from a generic Gmail account that was listed as belonging to John Delta, an apparently fictitious name. Since then, he has assigned his staff email accounts that have a first half that consists only of digits, giving no sense of who operates them.

Dear 648718, whoever you are, get the hell out of there.

Meanwhile, folks are lining up to run for governor in 2022. One of them is Rebecca Kleefisch, who was Scott Walker’s lieutenant governor, and was considered to be the dimmer member of the firm. Now, she’s running for the big chair herself, and she’s already made her mark on a race that’s barely started. Again, from the J-S:

In a Saturday speech to Republicans in Door County, Kleefisch said the methods she needs to use to win bother her so much she will need to wash herself with steel wool. If her campaign strategy works, she said she would quickly sign legislation overhauling how elections are conducted.
“We execute with excellence, we will beat them at their own game. And the next morning, we all wake up, take a shower with steel wool, and then, after swearing in in January … (the Legislature) is going to pass all these bills again, and then I’m going to sign them all. And we will never do elections like that again, but this is how we win,” Kleefisch said, according to audio of her speech obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Hey, those rats aren’t going to fck themselves.

After a 20-minute speech, Kleefisch told the crowd she would run down her campaign strategy but asked those present not to share it publicly. “If you are recording, I don’t want you to put this part online to share with Democrats, OK? It is about election strategy,” she said.
Hmmm, piquant, no?

“What I’m about to say may feel ugly to you guys,” she added. Then, she talked about “ballot harvesting” — a phrase disparagingly used by Republicans to describe groups gathering absentee ballots from voters and returning them to municipal clerks on their behalf. “Ballot harvesting in Wisconsin is not technically illegal,” Kleefisch said. “Democrats do it non-stop and they go hard. Republicans must go harder.”… Next, Kleefisch said, Republicans need mercenaries — by which she appeared to mean paid workers.
Jesus, I hope so.

”Democrats hire mercenaries,” Kleefisch said. “Republicans rely on sweet little volunteers to do the exact same things. We must hire mercenaries.”

If this moron wins Wi she will make it impossible for Dem to be elected to state govt in Wi ever again.

polarbear4
polarbear4

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polarbear4

reflecting… goodnight 💜🦇🌝