2/9-10 News Roundup & Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on February 9, 2023 by BennyFebruary 9, 2023 Join us below for news & commentary.
Burt Bacharach, one of the composers of this tune, died yesterday in his California home. He was 94.
He co-wrote many pop hits that many enjoyed over the decades. I picked this song first because I saw the fatality count today passed 19,000 from the earthquake in Turkey & Syria.
Still love Chris Cross. Along with Carole Bayer-Sager & Bacharach, they collaborated on this Oscar winning tune. It was not Bacharach’s first Oscar. Can you guess without using Google or Bing to identify the first one he won?
That was Henry Mancini, but he lost out to Mary Poppins.
Right you are! My aged brain failed me again!
🙂 One of my faves:
🙂 ! Unfortunately, that area of the world is very earthquake-prone according to geologists. 🙁
Yep. And I heard a radio interview yesterday of a woman academic from Turkey stating that people in Turkey are blaming Erdowan (sp?), in his attempt to make his administration look successful, for doing a lot of building while not taking the geologists advice in his decision making.
The looming issue involves the US. We have economic sanctions on Turkey and Syria.
The GQP like politicians around the world like to deny the science, usually because it interfers with Profits, Then the geopolitics enter the picture.
Nicaragua frees 222 political prisoners and flies them to US
Fetterman in ‘Good Spirits’ and Under Observation After ‘Feeling Lightheaded’
Big John has to take it easy. He has no excuse as his healthcare is the best in the country. I hope his family is crawling all over him!
This has been mentioned at c99%. I expect Amy Goodman will try to get to the bottom of it by talking to Hersh directly.
I wouldn’t doubt it. The two neocon yahoos Kagan and Nuland have a lot of clout with the MICC/Byedone. So does the John Bolton fruitcake faction who are just itching to drop nukes on Russia and China.
“If correct”. One anonymous source. Not saying it couldn’t be true but Hersh isn’t the most trustworthy. See Syria.
Duss isn’t saying no to the story as much wanting to know the source, as jcb points out.
The US govt blow it up, have my doubts, But an oil company might have you know a chance to exploit pricing.
I’m on the fence on this one. I can see the CIA doing this, but I am dubious Biden would expose the government in this fashion. But this will be a drip drip by the GQP.
Hersh is a very good investigative journalist, but he is still human. He is fully capable of making mistakes. I can’t see the ‘alphabet’ agencies pulling this one. God knows I hate them, too.
Temple University Rescinds Tuition Aid and Benefits for Striking Graduate Workers
If Temple’s decision is allowed to be enacted, it will be devastating to other graduate students at other private institutions who are paid poorly because they will likely follow suit to intimidate them.
You can bet Admin is making plenty of coin.
He’s a prof and a BET news host.
T and R x 2, Ms. Benny!! 🙂 How’s your healing coming? Man, have I got a whopper of a read for the Nest. It’s about political corruption and railroading between developers, ‘Gov.’ DeSh1tface, and other corrupt Tallahassee goons. It is courtesy of The Intercept, and a lengthy read. Its location: the infamous Villages.
It is a whopper. I read it in Ryan Grim’s newsletter last week, and I was flabbergasted. Recommended.
To answer your Q, orl, I’m on the mend. Sometimes I’m doing very well, some days are a challenge.
x2700 and you wonder why many Americans have no respect for most of the elected officials and craperations
From Grist. The article has embedded the documents. Grist does not have a paywall if you wish to read more or see the documents.
Documents show how a pipeline company paid Minnesota millions to police protests
This mirrors what has destroyed FL environmentally. Only it was developers and their RWing bought off goons. If you have any brains, you do not swim in any any FL lake, stream or river. It is polluted. The same sh1t is now in the process of destroying the Gulf of Mexico, and eventually the largest water body: the Atlantic.
Move over Bernie. Joe Biden wins the WSJ who’s the most socialist award! Let’s go dark brandon!
Rupert Murdoch’s POS WSJ is at it again. Byedone is NO socialist!
Bernie beliefs are aligned with social democracy aka Democratic socialism, A galaxy far far away for the”socialism” the the RW media and GQP constantly spew out.
Will DeSantis ride roughshod over this association to get his way?
If he does, he’s done as in destroyed politically. tRump, his mentor, is already attacking his worthless stupid azz.
House is recessed for “district work” until Feb 23rd.
I guess Greene and her vomit better hit the streets. Their so-called constituents are waking up.
MTG and a Howler monkey sound one and the same…
Well, this will prove that SloMoJoe is senile, corrupt and unfit for re-election. 💩🤮
My rep voted for this. Coward. I’ll be reaching out.
Where are the names of these pieces of crap?
They are in Zach Israel’s text.
Thanks, jcb. That list reds like a tail end of the Barfo Blue Dogs. We Progressives need to target and primary every last one of them!
Is Hochul getting republicans to do her dirty work? Not likely to succeed and even if it does, Dems will never vote him now.
Was Hochul Cuomo’s Lt Gov? That would explain a lot to outsiders like me.