4/16 News Roundup and Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on April 16, 2020 by jcityboneApril 16, 2020 Let’s start with Bernie’s interview with CBS This Morning
He answers questions about the sexual assault allegations against Biden
They can gush all they want, they still have to win us over and I really don’t see a senile, groping, corporate stooge doing that, not one bloody bit.
T and R, jcb!!😊🕊 DNCraporate is just a YUPPIE version of GOPuke. I won’t touch them with a hundred mile barge pole. 🤮
DNC and their donors behind closed doors. Let settle this now. We will NOT allow Sanders to become our nominee PERIOD, News flash DNC and donors next meeting and see Byedone dropped into a tie with trumpcorp for Nov Election. Panicked voices(DNC) What can we do to get Sanders under 45 crowd on our side, We also need Sanders mail list as well!!! Well we sent hin a copy of the zapruder film to get him to drop out. Even if we get his mail list I doubt that will help. Most his supporters will tell us to shove it. What do we do, what so we do!!!!! Panic is really setting in 😨🤯
Bernie is being nice, but he’s also showing his politician side. Of course, his team knew about the allegations and he did too.
Funny how nearly every segment appeared quickly on CBS This Morning’s list of videos, but not this interview.
I think he meant not know enough about what actually happened between Reade and Biden. Reporters should ask Biden not Bernie.
There was always massive incompetence in unemployment admin down here in Right-To-Serf-ville. Sounds like the rest of the country is catching up.😡
Right now, Biden is underperforming Clinton with younger voters but overperforming with older voters.
Well, as the primary season proved, boomers + are most reliable voters. But at present, it’s too early to say how much the pandemic will influence voting if we don’t have a mail-in ballot system in place by fall.
Hey Bernie, Raygun, Cheney, and ByeDone were/are unfit for office according to the Constitution. So, just another reason not to vote for them.
Mr. Senility will have a big problem if the c-virus hangs around. The geezer/wrinkle/ get off my lawn cohort are much more susceptible to croaking from this disease. And…there’s no vaccine yet.
If he does run where his votes will mostly come from is a big question. He could have an especially big impact in Michigan, his home state, which right now of all the battleground states seems the most Dem leaning.
he’ll be way behind in delegates?
My NC pal who supported Bernie will vote for Amash in a nanosecond. She is a GOPer who despises the fat orange blob.
Mountains, sure. But not the corporate corruption that IS the DNC.
Even in the movie Thor was brought down a notch before he could yield it again. So the next Bernie will have to prove him/her self to be able to do that as well.
The lesser of two evils is still evil. I’m looking at Howie Hawkins, at the moment. This might be one of those elections where the most productive thing to do is to grow a third party.
Trump is not mine. That he is president is a direct result of the DNC having forced an unpopular candidate on the party. And the same thing is happening now, again. So why would my response be any different, this time? If Trump gets any trumpier he’s going to implode. I’m fine with that.
Bill McKibben, one of our leading environmental activists/authorities disagrees, at least for the battleground states. Now if we had ranked choice voting in the US, he would support the greens. He also points out that they would be a much stronger party if people could vote for them without worrying about being a spoiler vote.
I have much respect for Bill McKibben but I disagree with his argument that it’s ok to vote Green party in states where the election won’t be close, but not in swing states. I’m planning to vote Green but I’m going to donate money to the Green parties in each of the swing states. I think that is the most effective thing anyone can do to cripple the Democratic party. And cripple the Democratic party we must if we want to end the climate crisis and win single payer health care.
Hell if he won and the house and senate were controlled by the Dems it would be 4 years of nothing but comedy and numerous investigations, he would have a nervous breakdown…
joe, that joe
who I had never heard about until the Bernie interview
found him again
on democracynow this morning, epidemologist Peter Daszak was on the show
insane that Trump drop funding to WHO
recommend look up the interview
Peter is with institutes and Columbia University
I went to his twitter feed and found out that he was one of the 100 influencers on the corona virus according to a group that does that kind of stuff. Interesting that the #1 influencer was the head of WHO.
Coronavirus: Top Healthcare Professionals
study was March 17 which is years and years ago in pandemic time
in any case they noted that 2 of the influencers did not have a twitter account. One had been on Joe Rogan’s show and as of March 17, that interview had had over 10 million views.
I am listening to the interview right now and it is up to 14.2 million views. And the interview was on March 10!!!
And still good stuff. Didn’t realize the prions are in deer. Prions from Mad Cow fame.
Joe Rogan Experience #1439 – Michael Osterholm
Is anyone gonna question Symone Sanders and Team Biden about what banks are doing with stimulus checks?
And Pelosi and Schumer
Stories like this are what the FRighties and their slime mold allies hop on. Sad but true.
Not a very good credit union. Mine wouldn’t have paid those music subscriptions once I overdrew.
Identity theft plagued Mr. Benny once. He made the mistake of using a debit card at a gas station and his bank account was almost cleaned out (he was living in FL at the time). The bank did not notify him; he had to report it himself once he couldn’t withdraw some cash. Luckily, he got his money back but that was pathetic. Took weeks to straighten it out.
thanks for the tip! now that i think about it, he never did say he was over drawn. maybe it just kept charging
That I can believe, almost easier dealing with the IRS than a bankster
Virus from China bio weapon lab
the intelligence communities playing the same game as the dem party
the republican party looking for an excuse
blame on the communists
to change the subject
The doctor on Joe Rogan’s show that I linked in another comment said
in the 1990 I worked in the area of bio weapons. I interviewed bio weapons developers from the old Soviet union because they wanted to talk. And he has been involved in other areas
he said flat out that humans don’t know enough to make this virus. Nature knows how to do it.
he published a book a couple of years ago that predicted that this kind of an outbreak would happen
there is no way it could happen from a bio lab
Just at the time when all our institutions are under attack, and capitalism has wounded many of them, this is not the time to spread conspiracy theories to provide power and money to some groups
In the interview with Joe, and on democracy now with A. Roy, the attack on Gaia is resulting in this — going deeper into forests, people more dense
there are thousands if not millions potential virus that could evolve
link to Peter
LOL about the Right learning about unreliable self serving leaks.
Nina is one of the guests on The Rising today.
lack of principles
I tended to favor her for VP and I recall her work on finance, but after this reminded that she can’t carry her home state, and she has walked back all the work that got her into politics, AND, she zapped Bernie
(another vague hope bites the dust)
well done segment
it shouldn’t be so easy to make such a damming critique of a politician
like Biden, dem establishment, what does Liz stand for?
what are her principles?
humphrey has a point: once a 🐍, always a 🐍. I never liked her, and hoped I was wrong.
I don’t hate Warren. But pulling out the gender card to blunt Bernie was bad advice. This is on Team Warren and her weak Obama advisors.
If anything killed Warren’s campaign, it was that and also the Senate Trial for removing Trump in January.
Definitely. She would have had a lot more leverage if she had backed Bernie when she dropped out even though I don’t think it would have made that much difference in the end result, especially with her crowd of voters. Now she’s a complete afterthought to Bernie’s endorsement.
Not to mention the selective memory of the event. I believed Bernie’s take on that entirely. She was being opportunistic.
I gave her the benefit of the doubt early in the process, but when she pulled that crap on Bernie it was all over for me– she destroyed any bit of cred she had. She’s part of the Neolibcon problem
Here’s the interview of Turner itself:
The Snake never had any principles. Only aspirations and objectives. And the pretty words that she took from Bernie.
states response to opening up after pandemic settles down
Emptywheel, Marcy Wheeler has an article on Ohio which with a republican governor has done well on this outbreak. His head of public health worked in the Obama administration. Good comments and one former resident of the state who has followed the governor, Mike DeWine, who has used his Catholic background to go after abortion in the state, has done well with this crisis.
I live in OH
WAPO SHOULD GO TO COLUMBUS TO FIND OUT HOW ECONOMY WILL REOPEN, NOT PERPETUATE TRUMP’S MYTHS ABOUT IT
In a tweet this morning, she links to the governor of MD
Governor Hogan Plans Gradual Rollout of Recovery Phase Amid “Very Real Reasons for Hope and Optimis
Trump and his team of jerks wants to rush to open.
This will be a really big deal going into the election this year because Trump wants the economy to look good.
(I am going to ask a question — but I know the answer and hope I am wrong)
Will the dem establishment have a sane policy statement like the 4 points above and push back on the Trump media machine?
Trump has killed people
It is right there out in the open
When are the dems going to take strong stands? What do they stand for?
to repeat how naive I was back in 2008 when I thought at any minute, the dem establishment would jump on the issue election integrity. why did it take so long to realize that they were ass kissers to capitalism?
and that capitalism is the new religion
Capitalism has replaced Nature as the main organizing principle of civilization
and the dem party is riding that train
no real politics going on
do just enough to win
Dims better come up with something more than simply ‘senile is better than the fat badly made up orange imbecile’ or it will be a slaughter in November. Seriously, there have been 30+ years of ‘lesser than 2 evils’ crap. So, that buzzard has finally come home to roost.
When he campaigned for Hillary, Bernie often said that even on her worst day she was better than Trump on his best day. Because of Biden’s dementia I don’t Bernie can get away with that this time.
Not to mention the super pac ads on his kid soon to come and his own sexual misconduct problems. It wont matter to Trumpcorps super pacs that Trumpcorp is just as bad.