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jcitybone

Bernie makes the gossip column!

https://pagesix.com/2019/04/05/bernie-sanders-stops-by-the-apollo-to-honor-harry-belafonte/

Harlem was feelin’ the Bern on Thursday night.

Sen. Bernie Sanders made a surprise appearance at the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual gala concert at the Apollo Theater to honor Harry Belafonte, who, along with Tony Bennett, received a lifetime achievement award from the organization.

“Everybody in this room, in this historic theater tonight knows that Harry has not just been one of the great entertainers of our lifetime, but he has been an incredible and heroic figure in the fight for human dignity, for racial justice and for economic justice,” Sanders, 77, told the crowd. “Harry was there before it was cool to be there. Harry stood with Dr. King, and with the civil rights movement, with the labor movement and with activists all over the world in the fight for human dignity and justice. So it’s just an honor for me to be here tonight to acknowledge to extraordinary life of Harry Belafonte.”

Benny

TY, I will file that away…..!

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

This is a great and so well-deserved tribute to Belafonte, and from a man who himself has devoted his life’s work “in the fight for human dignity, for racial justice and for economic justice” ever since he was an undergrad at the U. of Chicago, where arrested once and hauled off in a paddy wagon for his activism.

jcitybone

Bernie and his campaign want to move on from what happened in 2016

https://www.apnews.com/cc72546e934b462ea4243cf19770516d

Sanders has publicly expressed confidence in the process this time around, but in terms that suggest he won’t soon forget 2016.

“In 2016, I think I will not shock anybody to suggest that the DNC was not quite evenhanded,” he said during a CNN town hall in February. “I think we have come a long way since then, and I fully expect to be treated quite as well as anybody else.”

In an interview Friday, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir echoed that optimism.

“If you’re talking to anyone at the Democratic National Committee who’s there now, I’m sure they will tell you that their relationship with the Bernie Sanders campaign is great and that we are operating in good faith and we are talking to each other on an almost daily basis,” he said. “Anyone suggesting that there’s any kind of friction there is living in the past. They are living with some grudges that they are holding onto from a bygone time.”

polarbear4

Please.

wi60

Regan “Trust but verify” I don’t trust those a##holes at all. They want their Neolib that’s controlled by the corporate donors. Can add the MIC

Virginia Lawler
Virginia Lawler

A very fine quote from thru the years! I also like “When they go low, we go high,” thinking it maybe confuses them a bit.

jcitybone

Article highlights the differences between Beto’s campaign and Bernie’s

https://vtdigger.org/2019/04/05/machine-behind-bernie-sanders-movement/

The campaign addressed its advances in a recent press call that played up the fact a majority of staffers are female and roughly 40 percent people of color.

“Our success is not just in the money,” campaign co-chair Nina Turner said. “The people power is just as important.”

Weaver, for his part, noted during the call that the nation’s traditional first caucuses in Iowa and primary in New Hampshire would be followed by a more crowded schedule with voting in Nevada and South Carolina in late February and Arizona, California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia in early March.

“A number of campaigns are going to have to make difficult, difficult choices,” Weaver said of how and where to invest money and manpower. “As well as we did in 2016, we are far ahead of where we were in that race. This campaign will have the resources and the volunteer grassroots strength to compete in every single state in the primary process.”

Leu2500
Leu2500

Um, VTDigger.? This is known as “sour grapes.”

But Sanders’ efforts also have spurred negative buzz. His use of private jets to travel to far-flung events has drawn criticism, with staffers of 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton recently asking Politico why he has spent at least $342,000 on such carbon-generating flights over the past two years.

And is rich coming from the campaign that in 2008 used 2 private jets – one for the candidate, one for the press. (I’m not sure & too lazy to look up what she did in 2016). And she only finally allowed the press on her jet when she was running out of money.

Someone peed in VTDigger’s Cheerios. I don’t get it. They could be 7 Days, who Bernie refuses to give the time of day to. Bernie will give VTDigger interviews.

jcitybone

Yeah the article has that, but it actually was mostly complimentary about Bernie’s well-oiled campaign especially compared to Beto’s helter skelter campaign.

jcitybone

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ca7b73de4b0a00f6d3fa22d

Biden has not apologized to any of these women. Instead, in a speech on Friday, he cracked jokes about the situation.

“I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie,” he said, after embracing Lonnie Stephenson, the president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, at the union’s conference in Washington. The crowd, made up mostly of men, laughed and cheered.

Afterward, he made clear to reporters that he didn’t believe he’d done anything wrong on the whole touching-people front ― ever.

“It wasn’t my intent to make light of anyone’s discomfort. I realize it’s my responsibility to not invade the space of anyone who is uncomfortable in this regard,” said Biden, who is widely expected to announce that he’s running for president soon. But he added, “I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done. I have never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman.”

By refusing to apologize, Biden has lost an opportunity to show that he understands women’s issues in the current political climate ― something that’s crucial to succeeding in any bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Flores herself was offended by Biden’s remarks on Friday. “It’s clear @JoeBiden hasn’t reflected at all on how his inappropriate and unsolicited touching made women feel uncomfortable,” she tweeted after the speech. “To make light of something as serious as consent degrades the conversation women everywhere are courageously trying to have.”

wi60

Hey Joe, its actually pretty easy in todays world. Let the womem initiate a hug if she wants to, otherwise a hand shake is the norm. Never got in any trouble in any business or social settings by doing this.

Leu2500
Leu2500

Rallies in Muscatine & Burlington today. Rallies tomorrow, too.

A little coverage of last night’s rally. https://wqad.com/2019/04/05/sen-bernie-sanders-looks-to-spark-revolution-in-iowa-for-2020/

jcitybone

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/06/ilhan-omar-death-threat-man-arrested-contact-details

A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill US representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.

Federal prosecutors announced on Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar’s office in Washington DC last month.

The FBI said in a criminal complaint Carlineo called Omar a “terrorist” and threatened to shoot her. The bureau also said Carlineo sounded angry during the call but “spelled his name correctly and provided contact information” to a staffer.

Carlineo told the FBI he is a patriot, “loves the president and that he hates radical Muslims in our government”, the complaint says.

jcitybone

LOL Jenifer Rubin fails to mention that Bernie was at the conference and talks up Elizabeth Warren who I doubt is really her cup of tea. Rubin is so transparent.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/05/warren-hits-it-out-park/?utm_source=reddit.com

Over three days a steady stream of presidential candidates — including Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke and Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — have appeared at the convention of the National Action Network, headed by Rev. Al Sharpton, to make their case. It was obvious the candidates had been advised to come with proposals that would interest African Americans.

And then there was Warren, who was greeted as a rock star and supercharged the audience. As those who care about policy know, she’s got a bucketful of proposals — on Big Tech, on taxes, on housing, on ethics and more. On Friday, however, she did something smart, namely focus largely on one topic with depth, data and personal biography.

polarbear4

New, excellent.

Saturday Morning Folks. Bernie's Gonna Win Which Means We Win
NEW CLIP IPM @ninaturner @RoseAnnDeMoro @Silvers4Sanders #AcceptNoSubstitutes #Bernie2020 #FeelTheBern2020 #NotMeUs pic.twitter.com/CZSEcVOmpy

— 𝘞𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭 🌎🌹 (@Wade_Turnbull) April 6, 2019

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polarbear4

The 16 representatives opposing interventionism in Venezuela:

Karen Bass
Danny Davis
Adriano Espaillat
Tulsi Gabbard
Raul Grijalva
Pramila Jayapal
Hank Johnson
Ro Khanna
A.O.C.
Ilhan Omar
Mark Pocan
Ayanna Pressley
Jose Serrano
Jan Schakowsky
Rashida Tlaib
Nydia Velazquez

— Rob (@philosophrob) March 8, 2019

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magsview

Thanks pb!

polarbear4

#MedicareForAll IS THE ONLY ANSWER FOR AMERICANS! pic.twitter.com/SwlJUHubt6

— Rodney Latstetter (@proviewsusa) April 6, 2019

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polarbear4

Thank goodness.

“The U.S State Department special operator for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, has revealed that Venezuela is already in possession numerous highly effective S-300 (Antey 2500 version) systems. This makes a military campaign against Venezuela highly unlikely, given the high-importance of air-cover for any boots on the ground, and the high effectiveness of the S-300 system. It also explains the decision of OAS member states Columbia and Brazil not to resort to military intervention against the Bolivarian Republic – a jungle war without air-cover would be extraordinarily costly in terms of casualties and the resulting social and political unrest. While the U.S military has known of this, until Abrams statement today there was a reluctance to report the problems posed by this, amid Trump’s war-drums surrounding his alleged ‘all options’ approach to Venezuela.”

U.S. Admits It Cannot Attack #Venezuela – Confirmed S-300 Anti-Air Systems https://t.co/lM08AIPn1O via @grtvnews #HandsOffVenezuela

— Democratic Restoration Movement 🌹 (@NoFascistLies) April 7, 2019

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polarbear4

This week the House is expected to vote on H.R. 2021 giving Trump's Pentagon nearly $1.5 trillion over the next 2 years. The DoD can't justify this budget because it can't pass an audit. Who will stand up to the military industrial complex & vote no to defeat this bill? 1/12 https://t.co/XjE63KV9IV

— Warren Gunnels (@GunnelsWarren) April 7, 2019

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polarbear4

Thread.

polarbear4

New Zealand’s new prime minister brands capitalism a ‘blatant failure’ https://t.co/vMrqNwLTvd

— Justin Rezzonico (@justinrezz) April 7, 2019

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wi60

Bernie Sanders Stopped Iowa Rally Speech to Help Supporters Standing Behind Him

Bradley Bloom, a musician and producer, said about what happened on Twitter: “I think a woman was feeling faint, Bernie visibly alarmed stopped speaking, helped her off stage, asked everyone standing on stage if they were alright, said anyone feeling faint to not hesitate to go off-stage, then continued speaking. Well done.”

It was just another sign that Bernie is paying close attention to the people around him and running a campaign focused on the idea of “Not Me, But Us,” a slogan that he constantly reminds his supporters about. When people chanted “Bernie! Bernie” later, he said: “No, no. It’s not Bernie, it’s you.”

https://inewhub.com/bernie-sanders-stopped-iowa-rally-speech-to-help-supporters-standing-behind-him/

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