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LieparDestin

made it to the line

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jcitybone

👏👏👏

wi62

👍👍👍!!!!!!

jcitybone

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2020/02/bernie-sanders-systemic-change-durham-auditorium-north-carolina

A nearly 16,000-square-foot ballroom couldn’t fit all of Bernie Sanders’ supporters at the Durham Convention Center Friday.

The room got so packed that the fire marshal pushed hundreds of the 3,100 in attendance to an overflow room that was larger than a football field, which practically filled up too. The Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator spoke to the overflow room first.

“The good news is we had a standing-room crowd,” Sanders said. “The bad news is you could not get in.”

Ahead of the March 3 N.C. primary, electric enthusiasm filled the air for Sanders in Durham, a progressive stronghold in a key Super Tuesday state that Sanders sees as crucial to winning the nomination. In front of a jubilant crowd that danced to Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” the avowed Democratic socialist railed against the establishment and President Donald Trump as he touted his signature social programs.

wi62

This song and the Disturb video Sounds of Silence always remind me of Bernie.

magsview

Neil Young just became an American citizen and is looking forward to voting. Because of pot he had to apply twice.

On Thursday, Young announced on Instagram that he had finally obtained his dual Canadian-American citizenship. His post featured a picture of himself saluting next to an American flag and a sign proclaiming, “Democrats, register to vote.”

He said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that the government’s inaction on climate change was his primary motivation to start voting.

But while Young said he initially passed the citizenship test, he was asked to apply again because he didn’t have “Good Moral Character,” he wrote on his website in November.

Young referenced an April 2019 policy addition, which states that, “An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.”

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/entertainment/neil-young-us-citizen-trnd/index.html

‘Homegrown’s alright with me
Homegrown is the way it should be’

🙂

jcitybone

They are The University of California’s Largest Employee Union, representing more than 25,000 Service and Patient Care Technical workers.

jcitybone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/13/medicare-for-all-isnt-whats-holding-elizabeth-warren-back-heres-what-is/?utm_source=reddit.com

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has avoided many of these traps, for any number of reasons. But perhaps most important is that his two signature issues — health care and education — are the kitchen-table topics that continue to keep Americans up at night. It’s also true that he has held elected office for four decades, and thus has a better instinctive sense of when to pounce and when to stay silent. It was Sanders who seized the initiative on Social Security, successfully using former vice president Joe Biden’s longtime support for benefit cuts to chip away at his support. Warren, who could and should have been a leader on this — many attribute the push to raise Social Security benefits to her work in the Senate during the Obama administration — was reduced to following in Sanders’s lead on the issue. And because Warren’s signature issue is corruption and how it impacts both political parties, when she suddenly pivoted and campaigned as a “unity” candidate who could work with the establishment, it came across as both intellectually incoherent and a little bit, well, desperate.

orlbucfan

Hope this is successful. Happy Heart’s Day you all.

orlbucfan

Tried to link “Strut” by Bob Seger. Failed. 🙁

jcitybone

orlbucfan

🙂

LieparDestin

Made it in but still a while before anything starts.

Admittedly I am a bit frustrated as I had brought a group of posters/etc to give away and as I entered a man came up to me and asked if I had posters and assumed he wanted one so I showed him the group. After looking through them he said that he was with the campaign and that I could not give away the posters and only Bernie placards are allowed, and that if he saw them around he would track me down. He was shady and rude.

It put me on the verge of walking out.

jcitybone

Very frustrating but these things are very theatrical. No reason for him to be nasty. Being nice gets better results.

LieparDestin

Ive been to a ton of Bernie events and watched even more, I see homemade signs, bammers, etc all the time and have gifted them before. This was a first encounter of the kind Ive ever had.

But yes mostly I dont appreciate the way he pretended to be an interested party and then later revealed himself to be part of the campaign and the whole ‘track you down’ thing.

wi62

I would contact the campaign as well, since you’ve been to numerous events and this is the first time it might be one overzealous person being in charge of something and it went to his head. Don’t let it spoil the evening for the both of you.

magsview

I saw some pissed off and very disappointed people get told they couldn’t bring in their homemade signs at the Bernie’s Back rally (we were also only allowed the official Bernie placards). I felt bad for those people.