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This is a big state for Bernie to carry and then theirs the Harris factor that the MSM will go ga ga over. So hopefully yuge turn outs this weekend!!!!



Too radical! 😊🔥😜


WAY TO GO Bernie Educate on FDR’s 2nd bill of rights!!!!!


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Kinda bothers me when he says no one working “40hours a week” should live in poverty.

But ok.

It’s great to see him rabble rousing. 😍


If you research the minimum wage, when it was established it was exactly that. A husband/father could earn enough to properly provide for his family.

For on the minimum wage in a 1933 speech:

In my Inaugural I laid down the simple proposition that nobody is going to starve in this country. It seems to me to be equally plain that no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By “business” I mean the whole of commerce as well as the whole of industry; by workers I mean all workers, the white collar class as well as the men in overalls; and by living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level-I mean the wages of decent living.

Throughout industry, the change from starvation wages and starvation employment to living wages and sustained employment can, in large part, be made by an industrial covenant to which all employers shall subscribe. It is greatly to their interest to do this because decent living, widely spread among our 125, 000,000 people, eventually means the opening up to industry of the richest market which the world has known. It is the only way to utilize the so-called excess capacity of our industrial plants. This is the principle that makes this one of the most important laws that ever has come from Congress because, before the passage of this Act, no such industrial covenant was possible.

On this idea, the first part of the Act proposes to our industry a great spontaneous cooperation to put millions of men back in their regular jobs this summer. The idea is simply for employers to hire more men to do the existing work by reducing the work-hours of each man’s week and at the same time paying a living wage for the shorter week. [when the min wage was passed in 1938 it capped hours at 44/week]

And in 1938, the night before he signed the minimum wage into law:

After many requests on my part the Congress passed a Fair Labor Standards Act, what we call the Wages and Hours Bill. That Act –applying to products in interstate commerce — ends child labor, sets a floor below wages and a ceiling over hours of labor.

Except perhaps for the Social Security Act, it is the most far-reaching, the most far-sighted program for the benefit of workers ever adopted here or in any other country. Without question it starts us toward a better standard of living and increases purchasing power to buy the products of farm and factory.

Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000.00 a day, who has been turning his employees over to the Government relief rolls in order to preserve his company’s undistributed reserves, tell you — using his stockholders’ money to pay the postage for his personal opinions — tell you that a wage of $11.00 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry. Fortunately for business as a whole, and therefore for the Nation, that type of executive is a rarity with whom most business executives most heartily disagree.

The bill was Sen (later Justice) Hugo Black’s. So he also would have much to say on it.


Calling out the “crooks on Wall Street” Love it !!!!!


Is that a new one? AI will serve the American people not just corporate profits! Wow.


Don’t see anything on crowd size yet. Looked big


More attacks on Sirota. First reported by Edward Isaac Devere from the Atlantic who has been the lead attack dog against Sirota and Bernie. Remember that Jeffrey Goldberg is the Atlantic’s editor in chief. He also is a big Clinton fan.


For two decades now, Jeffrey Goldberg has peddled blatantly false war propaganda with disastrous consequences, fronted for the military-industrial machine, played a key PR role pushing America into war with Iraq, and advanced the agenda of the Israeli military-intel establishment—and he has been rewarded for his lies and failures with the top editor’s job at the Atlantic Monthly. Put another way: If Judith Miller was a dweeby Ivy League graduate who worked as a detention camp guard holding Palestinian prisoners, and she never had to answer for her journalistic fraud after being exposed, she would be Jeffrey Goldberg.


David Sirota, who Bernie Sanders announced this week would be joining his campaign as a speechwriter, was hired by the senator for a different job two decades ago — the same year the aide was fired from a mayoral campaign for his role in a racially inflammatory and fraudulent website.

In a 1999 mayoral race in Philadelphia, Sirota was tied to a fake website apparently intended to scare off white residents from voting for a black opponent. On Friday, the controversial political aide and journalist apologized for his role in the episode.

“I deeply regret being involved in this whole incident,” David Sirota, Sanders’ senior communications adviser, told POLITICO. “I am absolutely ashamed that it happened, and I have felt genuinely terrible about this for 20 years. Even though I was a junior political staffer, I should have known better, and I certainly do today.”

Is Goldberg ashamed for his much worse activities? Not a bit. Maybe Devere can write about that.


Looks like they’re trying to implicate Sanders by association in a racist act ?


Oh yes. Anything to drive a wedge in this area. Sirota was wrong and has apologized. Case over.


Is surprising, though. But yeah, apologized. 20 years, too.


Go Carmen! But will this have an impact on her work with Bernie’s campaign?


Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital city, officially announced she’s running for governor in the 2020 elections.

Cruz, who became a prominent adversary of President Donald Trump amid failures in the federal response to the devastating Hurricane Maria, made the long-awaited announcement Friday afternoon at the Caguas Botanical Garden.

“I’ve been thinking for a long time, what’s the best way I can serve Puerto Rico … I’m going to do so by becoming the next governor,” said Cruz, while wearing a white pantsuit with a T-shirt that read “¡Sin Miedo!” — Spanish for “without fear.”

While announcing her candidacy, she reminded attendees that the administration of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló “was unable to count deaths after Hurricane Maria” and “stood by Trump when he threw paper towels at people [in Puerto Rico].”


Abrams smartly declined.


Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are “false” and that there was “no grand plan hatched.”

Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president “has an enormous amount of respect for” Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. “But,” Russo tweeted, “these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple.”

Abrams’ spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams “enjoyed meeting” with Biden but “there was no grand plan hatched” and she was keeping her options for 2020 open.


Keeping her options open, eh?


Really? And it only took them what two weeks or so to say the rumors were false. Yeah, right.



I rarely get homesick for San Diego, but this is doing it. = ) Summer concerts (free then, don’t know now) at Seaport Village, near where Bernie spoke. San Diego Symphony playing Louie, Louie while sailboats danced in the bay.


San Diego def has some magic. BTW, haven’t seen Left of Center (LA) for a while


According to Bernie Sanders Addresses Packed San Diego Rally in Same Place FDR Spoke in 1938:

The exact crowd size isn’t known, but the venue Waterfront Park has a max capacity of about 3,500 in the Civic Green, and photos show standing-room only for Sanders’ speech.

Good video of crowd:

This quick video of the crowd at the @BernieSanders Brooklyn rally perfectly shows you who the frontrunner is for the 2020 presidential race. #BernieInBrooklyn #BERNIE2020 pic.twitter.com/yD81JttxIu

— Alex Acaro (@AlexAcaroNY) March 2, 2019





Drawing a crowd of thousands to downtown’s Waterfront Park, many of whom supported his 2016 run, Sanders laid out a theme of justice that included economic equality, as well as racial, ethnic and religious unity.

“Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to carry California, which is going to win the Democratic nomination, which is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country — but with your help … we are going to transform this country,” said Sanders, an independent, who jumped into the 2020 presidential race a month ago.

The Vermont senator, who is famously disciplined in staying on message, deviated from his stump speech to acknowledge the news that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“It is absolutely imperative that the Trump administration make that full report public as soon as possible,” Sanders said to applause. “Nobody, including the president of the United States, is above the law. The American people have a right to know.”

Otherwise, Sanders hewed closely to the familiar themes of his 2016 campaign, calling for Medicare for All and a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage. The speech had a distinctly triumphant tone as Sanders recalled how his positions used to be seen as outside the political mainstream.

“Those ideas that we talked about four years ago … that seemed so very radical — well today, virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people,” said Sanders, 77. He added that Democratic presidential candidates have hopped on board as well.

“It turns out that justice is not such a radical idea!” he said.

Sanders also relished lacing into the president, saying Trump “embarrasses us every day” and mocked him as an out-of-touch child of privilege.

The anti-Trump rhetoric won cheers from the crowd, but Sanders emphasized his campaign was not just about defeating Trump but taking on Wall Street, insurance companies and drug manufacturers that “control the economic and political life of our nation.”

The promise of “political revolution,” which many in the crowd said drew them to Sanders’ 2016 campaign, was a bigger draw than the focus on Trump for some attendees.



Sanders said he’s been criticized for proposing a federal minimum wage increase, but said he will keep fighting for what once seemed like an “impossible dream.”

Today, we say to Walmart and other low wage employers: Stop paying your workers starvation wages. Yes. We are going to raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage – $15 an hour. Nobody who works 40 hours a week in this country should live in poverty. And yes. We’re going to make it easier for people to join unions, not harder.

Four years ago, when we talked about the idea of a $15 an hour minimum wage, it seemed like an impossible dream. Well, since then, we have successfully pressured Amazon and Disney to raise their minimum wage to $15, and just today Costco raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour. We have also seen 5 states, including California, pass $15 an hour legislation and, just a few weeks ago, the U.S. House Committee on Labor and Education reported out a bill that will raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour. And, I believe, that bill will pass the full House within the month,” Sanders said.



Thanks Benny.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Glenn Greenwald on the Atlantic Sirota lie

The Crux of the Accusations Against David Sirota From the Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere is False


He really gets into the story

Another smear directed at Bernie

It will take an extra million followers to overcome the smears

Don midwest
Don midwest

Off Topic – electronic soldering in Avionics

Another example of establishment holding onto power

I was a professor and went to Bell Labs in 1978 and for the last decade worked in manufacturing quality as the company split and became Lucent.

I worked for a decade at the end in organizational design with a prof from Univ of Kansas and in the local plant worked with an outside consultant on soldering. The Prof from Kansas suggested that we write a paper with a title of “The Organizational Design of a Solder Joint”. When I was doing this work, Lucent was the largest electronic assembly manufacturer in the US and since then, after Western Electric was shut down after over 140 years of manufacturing excellence, even the name Western Electric was ended.

So on the shop floor, there are people doing assembly and repair of circuits. There are a variety of engineers including Solder Engineers. At the plant there is a Head Solder engineer and a a soldering committee. In the plant there are various layers of management. In Murray Hill, the holy of holy of Bell Labs where Nobel Prize scientists hang out, there are solder specialists. And there are soldering standards written by high school graduates working for Werner Von Braun on the rocket program for NASA in the 50’s and 60’s who wrote standards for soldering. And there are standards organizations, standards publications, global soldering organizations which write standards, hold conferences. The problem is that the standards are based on the physical, visual shape of a solder joint which should look like a mountain when there is a proper joint, rather than the chemistry and physics which is a thin intermetallic bond which can only be seen by cutting the joint and examine under an atomic microscope.

So what if a question arises the shop floor about the quality of a solder joint? Assembler? Solder engineer? Solder committee? Plant manager? President of ATT? There is no chain of command.

I am writing this because the solder expert I worked with just published an article about the avionics industry. Given the recent Boeing disaster it is timely. It describes how an established group holds onto power like the democratic party and others.

Are Avionics Manufacturers Resistant to Change?
Our electronics industry commentator expresses frustration at the “that’s-how-we’ve-always-done-it” culture among avionics manufacturer


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