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Paul ADK

The New York State primary has been cancelled. I have already voted, and now my very vote has been snatched away by the corporate democrats. I feel really, really cheated. Maybe so much so that I will never vote for another Democrat, ever again.

Benny

I wonder if Bernie’s team will try to get those votes counted? We’ll have to see.

EyeRound
EyeRound

I actually got my absentee ballot more than a month ago and didn’t send it in because the gov kept changing his mind about how people would be voting and I wasn’t sure if the ballot I had would be counted or valid. The ballot has Bernie’s name on it, also Buttigieg Klob, etc.
Greetings and renewed thanks to all TPWer’s!

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Sanders supporters rail at New York over cancellation of presidential primary

Bernie Sanders supporters blasted New York election officials Monday after they canceled the state’s Democratic presidential primary in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, costing the former candidate delegates he’d counted on to help influence the party’s platform.

The discontent threatens to alienate the young liberal faction of the party that backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bids in 2016 and 2020 — a group key to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s effort to win the White House in November.

And it comes at the same time that states that have already voted, notably California, are moving to pare Sanders’ delegate haul based on Democratic National Committee rules — unless his campaign and that of Biden reach an agreement in negotiations that are underway.

“Any Democratic Party attempt to strip Senator Sanders of the delegates he has been awarded or the opportunity to win additional delegates hurts their credibility with core elements of the Democratic base that are essential to defeating Donald Trump,” said Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, a progressive political action committee. “There’s a real risk for the long-term credibility in the eyes of the next generation if it’s felt like they’re just trying to push Sanders off for the sake of convenience or expediency.”

When the Vermont senator announced that he was suspending his presidential bid and endorsing Biden this month, he said he planned to remain on ballots to keep collecting delegates so he could sway the party platform on issues such as “Medicare for All,” free college and climate change.

In recent days, the Sanders campaign and thousands of his supporters urged New York officials to continue with the presidential portion of the primary, already postponed to June 23. But election board officials cited the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 22,000 in the state, in their decision to cancel.

Jurisdictions with other races on the ballot will still hold elections. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the state was sending vote-by-mail applications to all registered voters.

“What the Sanders campaign wanted is essentially a beauty contest that, given the situation with the public health emergency, seems to be unnecessary and, indeed, frivolous,” Democratic state election board co-chair Douglas Kellner said in a virtual meeting, according to NY1.

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

jcb, what happens to ballots already turned in? Absentee ballots? Is there a valid space to write in a candidate on the ballot?

Paul ADK

I’m planning on voting for NO Democrats. Anyone who can successfully run in that party is completely tainted.

LieparDestin

I believe Orl mentioned this a few days back but not sure if anyone posted the entire thing for viewing:

Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late.

Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars?

No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.

Featuring: Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Richard Branson, Robert F Kennedy Jr., Michael Bloomberg, Van Jones, Vinod Khosla, Koch Brothers, Vandana Shiva, General Motors, 350.org, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Nature Conservancy, Elon Musk, Tesla.

Music by: Radiohead, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Blank & Jones, If These Trees Could Talk, Valentina Lisitsa, Culprit 1, Patrick O’hearn, The Torquays, Nigel Stanford, and many more.

Benny

I’ve been hesitant to watch because Josh Fox said it contained a lot of misinformation in it. But given that it is free, I’ll probably take a look sometime.

orlbucfan

It’s worth watching if only for the fact that the film discusses over-population and over-consumption. Plus, the soundtrack is a good one with King Crimson, etc. My one complaint is that there was no mention of the tech that has been developed in bio-thermal which can handle the methane in landfills. That was being done in the 1980s.

NYCVG
NYCVG

Watch it, please. Be brave.

What it left me with was the belief that whatever it is we think we are doing, we are kidding ourselves.

Yes, there may be a mistake or two. Environmental leaders aren’t happy.

But the thesis is that the Green initiatives like Solar and Wind are not enough to save us. Nor is biofuel which we get to see in stomach turning detail as the trees of our planet are ground up.

Wait until you see the field of broken mirrors and the eroded solar and wind facilities.

Michael has produced a movie that everyone needs to see if they are complacent, as I was, that somehow Green would save us. It won’t.

My question is, what’s next?

People who know me warned me that the final few minutes of the film were especially brutal so I haven’t watched them.

magsview

Thanks for the heads up NYCVG. Nothing upsets me more than what we do to our environment, our global nest.

I’ll need to be feeling very strong before I see that movie, but I don’t doubt that it’s something people should see.

I’ve had low expectations about even the Green New Deal after reading about it. We definitely need to do a lot more if we want to reverse course.

LieparDestin

Benny

He should be on our list on the right nav bar.

bernin
bernin

Done!

humphrey

Not sure what his chances are but he would be a good addition to the list.

https://www.joshua2020.com/

If you tried to push the play button, you gotta donate $4.20https://t.co/1btDURf7gS— Joshua 4 Congress (@Joshua4Congress) April 28, 2020

bernin
bernin

ICYMI, Netflix posted the whole “Knock Down the House” documentary featuring AOC, Cori Bush, Paula Jean, and Amy Vilela on YouTube for free:

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

$15/hr x 40 = $600/wk. That is $2400/month before taxes. How about it, Mme. Botoxed?!😡

LieparDestin

polarbear4

i just realized that it might break the pledge we sign as texters to publish the zoom link for the call tonight.

if anyone wants it, say hello, glleblanc. coach at gm…

polarbear4

Don midwest
Don midwest

they took back door off hinges and gave it to the cartel

the cartel of plutocrats