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Tip Jar for Benny!

Thank you Benny – I hope you and all the birdies who visit the nest today have a great day!!

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Kyrsten Sinema’s Team Suggests Criticism of Her Thumbs-down ‘No’ Vote Is Sexist

When asked for comment about the gesture, Sinema’s spokesperson Hannay Hurley said, according to the Huffington Post: “Commentary about a female senator’s body language, clothing, or physical demeanor does not belong in a serious media outlet.”

However, this spurred more criticism on social media, including by Mona Eltahawy, who writes the Feminist Giant newsletter. “Sinema’s office responded to a question about the (thumbs down) gesture by making the absurd claim that the inquiry is sexist,” she said.

Tbf, it doesn’t sound like Sinema’s spokesperson used the words sexist or sexism, but the implication is obvious.

I’m pretty sure that if I’d been working “through the night” a slice of pizza or a breakfast burrito would have been more welcomed than cake. Sinema is either a total ditz or she knew very well how her performance would play out.

https://twitter.com/Leftimus_Prime/status/1368209836870144003

 

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Sen. McConnell Prepping for Possible Senate Exit, Plans to Strip Power of Dem. Gov. to Replace Him

The Intercept reports Mitch McConnell has prepared a short list of candidates to succeed him as Kentucky senator, in the event he does not serve out his full term. Normally, Kentucky’s governor — in this case, Democrat Andy Beshear — would appoint a replacement, but Republicans are pushing legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly that would strip him of that power. At the top of McConnell’s list is state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is facing calls for impeachment over his mishandling of Breonna Taylor’s case. Taylor was the young EMT who was killed by police in a no-knock raid of her home last March

from The Intercept:

The list is topped by his protégé, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and also includes former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, whose billionaire coal magnate husband is a major McConnell donor, as well as Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a former McConnell Scholar.

This seems slightly corrupt..

The new legislation, Senate Bill 228 — dubbed by some inside the state Legislature as the Daniel Cameron Election Bill — was filed on February 10, 2021, during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 30-day “short” session. The bill alters current state statute that allows the governor to appoint a replacement in the event of a vacancy to the U.S. Senate. If the bill becomes law, the appointment to fill a vacancy will be selected from a list of three names submitted by the state executive committee of the same political party as the senator who held the vacant seat.

The legislation is currently before the state Senate and then would need to pass the House. Beshear, the Democratic governor, is reportedly opposed to the bill, but Republicans have held veto-proof majorities in both chambers since 2017.

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To quote Yoda as far as the turtle’s concerned
“Always two there are, no more no less. A master and an apprentice.”
So whom does the turtle have set up to take his place?

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dubbed by some inside the state Legislature as the Daniel Cameron Election Bill

At the top of McConnell’s list is state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is facing calls for impeachment over his mishandling of Breonna Taylor’s case.

Certainly doesn’t sound very bipartisan-y! Why do Dems always go on about bipartisanship all the time while Repugs so whatever the hell they want?

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Cos a lot of so-called “Democrats” are closet GOPukes, and every bit as corrupt!💩

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“Slightly corrupt”? Mitch MCConnell? That yahoo is the epitome of corrupt! 💩💩

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we have to change the gerrymanders that Republicans put in.

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Texas Grid Operator ERCOT Overcharged by $16 Billion After February Winter Storm

Texas’s power grid operator ERCOT overcharged customers by $16 billion during last month’s historic winter storm that caused power outages across the state, according to a watchdog filing. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which sets the price of electricity, kept the emergency surge pricing in place for 33 hours longer than needed. In related news, the president and CEO of ERCOT, Bill Magness, was fired Wednesday amid the ongoing fallout.

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I don’t quite understand why he didn’t introduce it anyway, or why there wasn’t any horse trading, such as $14 per hour and over 4 years, rather than no increase at all.

Yah, I don’t understand, that’s for sure. The whole thing is bumming me out.

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If nothing else comes out of this, at least people are talking about raising the minimum wage more than I’ve heard, maybe ever.

But we need to do more than talk about it obviously.

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Former president Fox expects Mexico to pass landmark cannabis bill next week

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets.

The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels.

Fox, a director at Colombian-Canadian Khiron Life Sciences which focuses on cannabis for medical use, has been a long-standing advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in Mexico.

As much as I welcome this news, it seems like the control will just shift from illegal drug cartels to legal capitalist drug cartels. Hopefully physical violence will decrease on the streets at least. But the illegal drug cartels make their money off of harder drugs.

Lopez Obrador has argued that decriminalizing cannabis and other narcotics could help combat Mexico’s powerful drug cartels.

Fox said he wants to create a marijuana greenhouse and a laboratory where the plant will be studied at his Fox Center in Mexico.

“I’m convinced legalization of marijuana is the first step towards the legalization of all prohibited products,” he said.