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orlbucfan

Hey JD/LD!! The usual suspects did their usual excellent job of manning our PW fort this weekend!! Happy Native American Day to yourself and your family> 🙂

LieparDestin

Thanks Orl! We are finally unpacked and done cleaning up the old place so I hope to have a post up in the morning!

ps: this is a great new video from Supaman that I of course encourage all to listen to even if not a genre one typically embraces.

humphrey

Not exactly sure how this works?

magsview

That’s some brutal truth right there.

magsview

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LieparDestin

Theres some bits in here I havent heard from him before:

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

T and R, Benny!! Biker hubby does not care much for football. I know the game and compromise by watching the boob tube, volume off. I listen to my Bucs via streaming Bucs Radio equipped with (“old-fashioned” and better) headphones. Saw that Jax-KC game. Jags got creamed, rats! Arrowhead Stadium has always been a bugger for the away teams, period. Serious stuff now. Michael is rapidly intensifying into a hurricane. It’s tracking N now, but is expected to curve NNE and head for the Panhandle. AGillum is heading back to Tallahassee as that town is in the strike zone. He will be our next governor. The environment is taking front page down here. Attracting a crowd of 1000 in Stuart is no small potatoes. That’s south of Melbourne on the eastern/Atlantic side, and the algae is a major disaster there. This ecological damage is serious and even the political deadbeats know it. Sick Rott will be history–HOO-RAY!! 🙂 🙂

polarbear4

yay OBF and thank Benny! Glad you are not in the strike zone, obf, and that Gillum WILL be guv! Last game i listened to was the Ducks (me) v. Stanford (my son). they started out gangbusters and then lost by one TD. 🙁

good to see LD back too. :O) Happy Indigenous Day, all, and have a great week.

humphrey

Of course this is subject to change.
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magsview

I hope you’re right about Gillum orl. Good luck with your state’s current challenges!

EyeRound
EyeRound

Be safe, obf, and + + for your Gillum spirit!

LieparDestin

apologies if a repeat..

https://news.gallup.com/poll/243539/americans-maintain-positive-view-bernie-sanders.aspx

Sen. Bernie Sanders is still viewed favorably by a small majority of Americans (53%) as he continues to be arguably the most prominent advocate for progressive policies in the U.S.

Sanders’ name recognition was fairly low a month before he announced his run for president in 2015 — 76% of Americans had no opinion of him or had never heard of him. But today, that figure is down to 9%.

In the more than three years Gallup has tracked Sanders’ favorability, his favorable ratings have consistently outweighed his unfavorable ones — only twice were they tied. Since February 2016, shortly after Sanders’ victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, his positive ratings began regularly outpacing his negative ratings by double digits, and majorities of Americans have viewed him favorably since June 2016.

In Gallup’s most recent poll, conducted Sept. 4-12, Sanders has a much more favorable image than either of the other major contenders in the 2016 presidential election — Hillary Clinton (36%) and President Donald Trump (41%).

jcitybone

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/10/bernie-sanders-shows-how-to-do-politics/

This shows you two things:

Bernie Sanders is not an idiot, and actually knows how to do politics.
The theory of economics that the criticisms were based on is balderdash.

The criticisms of the “Stop BEZOS” bill are interesting in light of the outcome. I think they show how a lot of people confuse “politics” with “policy”: the bill was not a good policy, therefore it was not good. That’s not necessarily the case though, and I think one of the reasons liberals have failed politically is that they think of politics as “designing the optimal policy” and have no clue how to actually build the political power that allows you to pass and implement the optimal policy. Bernie Sanders does know a thing or two about building political power—that’s why he managed to be the “Amendment King” in the House of Representatives, passing more roll call votes in a Republican Congress than any other member despite being a radical democratic socialist.

Sanders’ bill was criticized as a stunt. But that shouldn’t be a criticism, and we on the left need to try more stunts. Trump pulled stunts all the time, things that were mainly for the cameras and which he did to make a point (remember Carrier?). Stunts can be extremely effective, and the Stop BEZOS Act was a great one: it effectively drew attention to a real problem, and served as a means of public education. Through the headline “Bernie Sanders Threatens To Make Jeff Bezos Pay For The Food Stamps His Employees Receive,” people find out that Amazon employees are on food stamps. They wouldn’t necessarily have known that otherwise, and even though specifically designing a policy to recoup those benefits might not work in practice, it makes an important point.

humphrey

I could have missed it but I didn’t see much if any mention of Bezo’s actions or credit being given to Bernie on CNN prime time coverage. I am sure that it was similar on the other networks.

magsview

I was somewhat, pleasantly, surprised at how much credit I saw Bernie get actually.

Perhaps this coincides to that uptick in those who now report to have ‘heard’ of him?

humphrey

Newspapers and social media covered it well but cable news was lacking.

magsview

I don’t look at cable news almost at all anymore. But I did see CNN.com cover Bernie’s influence on the Amazon thing.

EyeRound
EyeRound

Yeh, even Reuters ran a couple of Bernie photos in their Bezos story on Reuters TV, giving Bernie full credit.

polarbear4

From the same article–i didn’t realize that Bezos cut other benefits at the same time. Doesn’t say what benies.

LieparDestin

Frank Waln’s New Music Video for “Wokiksuye” Honors Indigenous Peoples Day

On Oct. 8, while some people in the United States may recognize Columbus Day, award-winning Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead — by dropping a brand new video for his song “Wokiksuye”, which he calls “the most fun project I’ve ever worked on.” The clip, shot back in July, was conceived, directed, and filmed by children and teens from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

That’s thanks to the Outlast Film Camp, a volunteer organization that worked with Frank to create the music video. It was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation, which is right next to the Rosebud Reservation, where Frank grew up. The camp’s mission is to teach underserved youth of color film and media skills—thereby empowering them to reclaim their narratives and tell their own stories.

“Outlast brings together film and media professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds to conduct hands-on workshops,” camp founder and director LaTerrian McIntosh—whom Frank calls “LT”—explained. “During camp, students learn technical skills which they then use to create unique projects of their choosing.”

Frank Waln made the music, but the campers were completely in charge of the visuals. “They did the makeup, picked the locations, everything,” he says. “They prepared by watching Beyoncé’s ‘Formation.’ Every shot and scene is their way of showing the world what life on the rez is really like.”

And for him, that intention goes hand in hand with the song’s message: “The song’s title and hook are, in Lakota, ‘Wokiksuye,’ which means ‘remembrance,’” he said. “‘Wokiksuye Mi Oyate’ means “remembrance of my nation’; ‘Wokiksuye Mi Tiwahe’ means ‘remembrance of my family.’ It’s really important to remember who you are, where you came from, and those who came before you.”

LieparDestin

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jcitybone

I disagree on a lot with Heitkamp but I really hope she can beat this jerk

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/politics/heidi-heitkamp-kevin-cramer-metoo.amp.html

“The better part of my career in public life has been working with victims,” said Ms. Heitkamp, a former state attorney general. “Did you ask him how many victims during this process he actually sat down with, and survivors he sat down with, and visited with personally?”

Then Ms. Heitkamp’s voice grew thick with emotion.

“I think it’s wonderful that his wife has never had an experience, and good for her, and it’s wonderful his mom hasn’t,” she said. “My mom did. And I think it affected my mom her whole life. And it didn’t make her less strong.”

With tears welling in her eyes, Ms. Heitkamp stared intently at a reporter and continued: “And I want you to put this in there, it did not make my mom less strong that she was a victim. She got stronger and she made us strong. And to suggest that this movement doesn’t make women strong and stronger is really unfortunate.”