6/20-22 News Roundup and Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on June 20, 2022 by jcityboneJune 20, 2022 Happy Solstice! Enjoy that daylight!
I wish this hombre the very best. He has revolutionary leftist cred big-time. He has his work cut out for him. The U.S.-caused War on Drugs among other factors ravaged Columbia. I’ve liked every Columbian I’ve met living here. They are a good people….and smart. Not smarmy like a few Cubanos I’ve run across.
T and R x 3, and thanks, jcb!! 🙂 DeSh1tface is showboating. He’s going after POX “News” and the tRump crowd cos he wants to be POTUS just like Sick Rott. POX (poison) on both. Good news out of both France and Columbia with their latest elections. 🙂
Yeah Bernie, they sound suspiciously like the DNCrooks here. Must be an international disease, and a bad one! Only infects humans.
“More broadly, we see the abject falsehood of the conservative slogan that an “armed society is a polite society.””
Can the FRighties ever get anything right?? History records the answer as highly doubtful. 🙁
The U.S. Deathcare System is a health crisis!
Covid ensured profits beyond thier wildest dreams and its not done yet
bernin/LD: could you add Christina Jones to our local candidates’ list? She is running as a progressive (true one) Democrat for the District E City Council seat in Raleigh, NC. Her mom is one of my oldest pals. Thanks! 🙂
Higher unemployment is around the cornor, as disposable income is being taken by craprate greed(inflation) and people will spend only on necessities first that some can barley afford. Then the upcomming credit card max out for people that either use it for basics or unnessacary spending. The youngins are poorly educated when it comes down to how CC’s are a financial death trap unless your very careful.
Y’know, nothing out of the GOPukes/fringe FRightie fruitloops surprises me anymore.
Fetterman has a track record with PA voters. They know him. I don’t care how much corrupt ‘dark’ $$$ Oz gets, if Fetterman can’t beat this stupid celeb fruitcake, forget this country!
The Barents Sea is north of Norway and Russia.
Thanks Byedone for putting a wolf inside a sheep pen -noting bad can happen can it?
I expect a new Campaign ad by some dem super pac soon after this;
Wisconsin’s Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation
Tue, June 21, 2022, 3:47 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan, text messages revealed at Tuesday’s meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection showed.
Johnson spokeswoman Alexa Henning downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed for the first time during the committee’s hearing in Washington, but did not deny that Johnson had wanted to hand-deliver the slate of fake electors to Pence.
“The senator had no involvement in the creation of an alternate slate of electors and had no foreknowledge that it was going to be delivered to our office,” Henning tweeted. “This was a staff to staff exchange. His new Chief of Staff contacted the Vice President’s office. The Vice President’s office said not to give it to him and we did not. There was no further action taken. End of story.”
Johnson had planned to object to accepting electors in states where he said the results were in dispute. He signed on to the objection of Arizona’s electors, which happened before the attack, but then voted to accept those electors later. He did not object to accepting Wisconsin’s votes, but two of the state’s Republican congressmen did.
The evidence presented showed a back and forth between Johnson aide Sean Riley and Pence staff member Chris Hodgson at 12:37 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2021.
“Johnson needs to hand something to VPOTUS please advise,” Riley texted Hodgson.
“What is it?” Hodgson replied.
“Alternate slate of electors for MI and WI because archivist didn’t receive them,” Riley wrote back.
Hodgson responded: “Do not give that to him.”
Wisconsin Republicans met at the state Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020, the same day as 10 Democratic electors awarded their votes to Biden, who carried the battleground state by just under 21,000 votes. They forwarded their votes for Trump to the National Archives, arguing that they were trying to preserve Trump’s legal options in case a court overturned Biden’s win.
Wisconsin’s bipartisan elections commission declined to punish the fake electors, determining that no election laws had been violated. The fake electors are now being sued in Wisconsin by a liberal law firm that is seeking $2.4 million in damages.
Other evidence shown at Tuesday’s hearing indicated that Trump’s campaign team wanted the Wisconsin fake electors to fly the paperwork to Washington.
“Freaking Trump idiots want someone to fly original elector papers to the senate President,” Mark Jefferson, executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party, texted on Jan. 4. “They’re going to call one of us to tell us just what the hell is going on.”
Johnson met with Wisconsin lawmakers later in 2021 and talked about dismantling the state’s bipartisan elections commission and having the GOP-controlled Legislature take over presidential and federal elections.
Johnson’s Democratic opponents jumped at the revelation at Tuesday’s hearing and called on him to resign.
“Ron Johnson actively tried to undermine this democracy,” Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said in a statement calling for Johnson’s resignation. “He literally tried to hand Mike Pence fake ballots. Once again, Ron Johnson has proven he’s a danger to our country and our fundamental rights.”
Other Democratic candidates including state Treasurer Sarak Godlewski and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson made similar comments calling for his resignation. Alex Lasry, a Milwaukee Bucks executive, called Johnson a “seditious traitor and a danger to our democracy” but stopped short of calling for him to resign, saying the only way Johnson will leave is if he’s defeated in November.
Nelson, who had earlier called for Johnson to be subpoenaed to testify before the Jan. 6 commission, said the revelations “go beyond anything I could have imagined for how far Ron Johnson would go to overturn our Wisconsin election result.”
He called for the Justice Department to investigate Johnson.
Hi birdies! I’m in the Big Apple, about to see Billy Crystal in “Mr Saturday Night” That statue is Eleanor Roosevelt, taken near Riverside Park.
Enjoy and I hope you’re getting good weather. 🙂
We left the furnace of 95 deg, 70% humidity, and while we had one really warm day, it’s been pleasant overall.
Of course, Bernie is one of the signers.
It’s quite obvious that Dore is working with the right. Does anyone on the progressive side listen to this hack anymore? How does he have a show?
I tried to watch his segment on Krystall Ball’s ‘real time’ appearance, first time ive tuned into a anything of his for quite some time.. it was about 95% punching left.
Apparently he is considering a ‘peoples party’ candidacy, though i could just of been fooled by a twitter meme.. didnt bother researching.
You’re not. The Peoples Party mentioned him as a possible candidate. If so, they need their collective heads examined. Shame, too cos we desperately need a true Progressive choice in this country.