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humphrey

Catching up on news of some of the lesser known candidates.

Bernie is not the only one able to attract enthusiastic crowds.

humphrey

Perhaps you forgot the Wayne Messam was even running.🙄

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article229478609.html

Little-known in his home state, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam had what for a long-shot candidate could only be described as a hugely successful rollout of his presidential campaign last month when he kicked things off with the release of a polished video and a before-dawn announcement on CNN’s New Day.

Was it all downhill from there?

Barely a month into an unlikely 2020 bid, Messam is already fending off allegations that his campaign is in chaos. According to Miami New Times, a former staffer says Messam employees are bailing because his wife has “consolidated” the campaign’s finances and won’t cut checks.

Federal campaign fillings show that his wife was a registered agent on his Wayne Messam For America campaign account until earlier this month. They also suggest that Messam struggled early in a crowded field to raise money.

He initially reported raising $83,000 during the first two-plus weeks of his campaign, although he later amended his financial report to clarify that he’d actually raised $43,000. And he’s reported spending less than $2,000 between his March 13 rollout and the end of March despite trips to Israel and South Carolina.

orlbucfan

No surprise. A lot of so-called “Floridians” don’t even know where Miramar is. T and R, jcb!! Hope you all are enjoying the Holidays. Weather is outrageous here today. I’m enjoying it before endless too-hot summer/storm season begins. Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a cat 5 yesterday. 🙁

magsview

Was checking weather yesterday, doppler, to see when that monster system) Cuba to Newfoundland!) was due to hit us and saw a crazy line of thunderstorms raking Florida. I hope you have a great, and more dry, weekend orl!

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

I asked one Florida friend about Miramar, and he asked, “Do you mean, ‘Mir-a-lago’?” I said…”No.”

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Mayor Messam is a good looking young man (of course, anyone under 80 looks young to me), and David Smiley’s April 19th article, “Wayne Messam says he’s reviewing claims of unpaid presidential campaign workers,” seems fair.
One quote is striking, “Missing payroll would also be odd considering that Messam owns a general contracting business and was able to loan his successful mayoral reelection campaign $40,000 in late December.
Smiley writes, “Messam, though, said he’s feeling positive,” and Messam said, “We’re excited about the prospects of getting our message out.”

humphrey

The Russians must be inciting those damn environmentalists!🙄

humphrey

Sticking with the Easter theme.

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Finally took the time to open this. What a GREAT diversion. Leave it to Reuters!

humphrey

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Liked those campaign buttons a lot. They brought to mind a fine article, “The socialism of Eugene V. Debs,” by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, Feb. 18 & 25, 2019, pp. 88-92. Sub-head, “THE FIREMAN. Eugene V. Debs and the endurance of American socialism.” Cutline for the accompanying photo, “Debs ran for President five times, captivating crowds by the tens of thousands.”

humphrey

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Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Sorry your post is on Twitter instead of this Progressive Wing regular option. I just don’t do Twitter. More important–none of my friends do Twitter either. Maybe it’s a generational thing. Whatever…. It’s too bad for us to miss you…and for you to miss us.

humphrey

humphrey

Neera Tanden Once Punched Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Manager, Faiz Shakir

humphrey

polarbear4

Sick.

orlbucfan

Not surprising which is worse. What is 420 in terms of war-on-dope speak? Old Boomer here.

humphrey

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magsview

Hi Humphrey! Do you post from your phone? Tweets seem to post fine for you (not me anymore), maybe because I’m posting from a desktop?

humphrey

LOL I could not post from a phone as my fingers are too clumsy. (kudos to those who can). I am posting from a laptop running Windows 10 and Chrome.

humphrey

Testing to see if it also works with Edge.

humphrey

I guess that it does.

magsview

I wonder if it’s because I’m not on Chrome. Have been resisting the switch, just using IE right now.

Thx btw!

humphrey

Maybe it is your version of Windows. I will try from an older version when I have more time.

polarbear4

Let me know if it works. I don’t want to switch, either.

WindDancer13

I do not recommend switching to Chrome. There are a number of browsers that are way more protective and not as intrusive as Chrome, IE or Edge are.

Some here recommend Pale Moon and articles on browser privacy also recommend Tor.

If the graphics programs that I need (not Adobe) did not require Windows, I would have run screaming from it decades ago.

humphrey

Maybe LD can add his 2 cents as to what he is using to get tweets to show up as intended.

WindDancer13

I believe he uses Pale Moon. Maybe he can confirm this.

humphrey

AOC talks 2020 election, giving up social media and why she supports Rep. Omar

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

She’s brilliant.

magsview

You may have seen this Bernie campaign ad already, but it was new for me.

The brilliance of this Bernie Sanders ad is it is a general election ad. Trump’s the target. Team Bernie is reassuring Democratic primary voters he has what it takes to go one-on-one with Trump. It addresses the Jim Messina objections. #NotMeUs #NotMeUs pic.twitter.com/ZJheICU9lR

— 🌹 Clark Feels The Bern (@Clarknt67) April 20, 2019

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magsview

I still can’t post tweets properly, so to see the ad please click on the link. Thx.

polarbear4

No one can until the next word press update?

polarbear4

Very moving.

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

Sorry this ad is on Twitter. Wish it was just simply on The Progressive Wing.

polarbear4

Another example of where Bernie was getting stuff done on the ground long before others.

“Prospects seemed bleak. The family’s savings had dwindled after his unemployment insurance gave out. But in 1993 Robbins saw a newspaper advertisement for something called the Burlington Community Land Trust. He visited its offices and learned about its generous grants for low-income home ownership. The innovative offer would significantly lower the price by allowing the couple to purchase only the house, while the trust paid for the land it sat on. Within two years, his family owned a home in a small town just to the east of the city. The Robbins family bought its home through a conventional realtor and a commercial bank while also entering a covenant with the land trust to lease the land their home sits upon. This reduced the costs of their mortgage and down payment substantially.”

Warren wasn’t saying it is, but rather that it’s one method among many that Bernie implemented in Burlington way back when.https://t.co/rqKmBANLmw

— Mizzay (@mizmowz) April 20, 2019

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magsview

Bernie Sanders is one of the few politicians that the more you learn about him the more you like him.#OurRevolution#KeepPushing

— Don Ford (@TheWordofDon) April 18, 2019

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polarbear4

Check out the photo. I truly do not understand the seeming desire for hostilities and even war with Russia. I am starting to think that it has to do with Russia becoming more acceptable and regaining some of its power on the world stage.

polarbear4

I am so old that I remember when people thought that @dailykos was Progressive.

— Benigma – Gouge Away (@benigma2017) April 20, 2019

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WindDancer13

I'm so old that I remember a Republican president who was like @BernieSanders :https://t.co/3dAVljzSUv

— LmWolfSpirit (@LmWolfSpirit13) April 20, 2019

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polarbear4

On The Zombification Of Economy & Oligarchification Of Society | Zero Hedge https://t.co/rIu7BOmYeh #EatTheRich

— Democratic Restoration Movement 🌹 (@NoFascistLies) April 20, 2019

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polarbear4

Cool, maybe arrest them all, tho. https://t.co/opo8qVDiXU

— Kamala Harris is a Cop (@BethLynch2020) April 20, 2019

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polarbear4

“A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, “psyops” and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.”

Scoop from me: leaked chats show WA Republican legislator Matt Shea and associates discussing surveillance, “psyops” and violence directed at political opponents https://t.co/JBkbh2va53

— Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) April 20, 2019

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humphrey

Mayor Pete has the crowd mesmerized while delivery a barnburner speech! /S

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polarbear4

The sheep spends its life fearing a wolf only to be eaten by its shepherd
La oveja pasa su vida temiendo a un lobo solo para ser comido por su pastor

— (((eugene weixel))) (@eugeneprojectil) April 20, 2019

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polarbear4

If this footage was from Russia, Syria, or Venezuela, rather than #France today, it would be televised incessantly all across our mainstream media. #YellowVests #GiletsJaunes pic.twitter.com/fZf6MJzi1L

— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) April 20, 2019

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polarbear4

This is behind a firewall for me. If true would be pretty bad for Pete.

#PeteButtigieg fired a Black police chief for recording his #racist white officers saying racist things, and did nothing to the #racists! https://t.co/sKWVpTaVsL #MayorPete2020 #MayorPete #Buttigieg #Buttigieg2020 #WhiteSupremacy

— PMbeers (@PMbeers) April 21, 2019

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magsview

There’s a lot that’s pretty bad about Pete. Have you been following Esha’s live tweetfest on his book?

I can't figure out if he is:
A) A cylon
B) human being grown in a McKinsey Lab
C) An AI imitating humans
D) An alien immitating humans pic.twitter.com/UwSEVQintM

— Esha 🌹🌷🌹 (@eshaLegal) April 19, 2019

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polarbear4

Big Pharma scam shot down by SCOTUS
Allergan, which is headquartered in Dublin, transferred patents to New York’s Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which took legal ownership of the patents and then licensed them back to Allergan in exchange for ongoing payments.
https://t.co/K5Ng59zDuw

— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) April 15, 2019

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magsview

“scam shot down” —> GOOD!

That was ridiculous.

polarbear4

Ali Veshi shreds an argument against M4A. Amazing and beautiful.

Ali Velshi, a senior economic & business correspondent for NBC News and a Canadian citizen, absolutely demolishes the arguments against #MedicareForAll #Bernie2020 pic.twitter.com/Ay5joc4zH0

— Yaldabaoth 🌹 (@Yaldabaoth616) April 21, 2019

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