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U.S. Iran Policy Gives Me Vertigo

Trump administration policy toward Iran has been, in my view, mistaken from the start. Increasingly it appears to be at war with itself, contradicting even its own transactional principles in what may prove to be, in the famous phrase, worse than a crime: it’s a blunder.

https://lobelog.com/u-s-iran-policy-gives-me-vertigo/?fbclid=IwAR0JucOVkavSRrzmhrJJEHFqyArTv4WNOiX_EGBSUJQzGPt3RNre5gG3q-k

I hope that the Democratic contenders for President are all asked what posture they would take on Iran. On the entire Middle East for that matter.

Don midwest
Don midwest

this is an intellectual article on modernity, male domination, indigenous people

the article is by an Australian English prof and anthropologist working in the area of environmental humanities

his article draws on the 1988 article by Donna Haraway. Part of the article includes:

If you went to Broome (where I do my ethnographic work) in the old days, you might have found out all sorts of interesting things about fish, including a different kind of answer to the metaphysical question about why we are on Earth together. Someone catching salmon might say to herself, Big mob of salmon here, I’d better hand them over to the elders for distribution. . Or: I shouldn’t even have caught this kind of fish because my jalnga (totem) prohibits it.

In this culture, as in those studied by Vivieros de Castro in the Amazon, there is no concept of a singular Nature, rather the human and non-human worlds are entangled in all sorts of rights and responsibilities. This is just what Haraway was urging in her recrafting of masculinist science towards a less alienated relationship with the world, what she called a more conversational’ one.

https://www.academia.edu/39784959/_Creativity_Critique_and_the_Problem_of_Situated_Knowledge_?email_work_card=title

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well

need to pivot

have not read Haraway but do a search for her on the web and find films, books, etc. etc.

There is a film that you can watch on line “DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL”

Feminist thinker and historian of science Donna Haraway is perhaps best known as the author of two revolutionary works: the essay “A Cyborg Manifesto” and the book Primate Visions. Both set out to upend well-established “common sense” categories: breaking down the boundaries among humans, animals, and machines while challenging gender essentialism and questioning the underlying assumptions of humanity’s fascination with primates through a post-colonial lens.

DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL features Haraway in a playful and engaging exploration of her life, influences, and ideas. Haraway is a passionate and discursive storyteller, and the film is structured around a series of discussions held in the California home she helped build by hand, on subjects including the capitalism and the anthropocene (a term she “uses but finds troubling”), science fiction writing as philosophical text, unconventional marital and sexual partnerships, the role of Catholicism in her upbringing, humans and dogs, the suppression of women’s writing, the surprisingly fascinating history of orthodontic aesthetics, and the need for new post-colonial and post-patriarchal narratives. It is a remarkably impressive range, from a thinker with a nimble and curious mind.

There are other videos on line for free and lots of references as well

magsview

You are a man of the new millennium for sure, Don! 👍

orlbucfan

Don is an ecologist with solid. green. cred. 🙂

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

Yep, Don. Continue to educate us. I’m following your links. Thank you.

jcitybone

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/nancy-pelosi-is-not-on-your-side/

Do as I say, not as I do, never publicly criticize the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the Democratic caucus, no matter how egregious their positions, and if you have a problem, take it up with Maureen Dowd. Increasingly that appears to be the ethos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose attitude toward her party’s progressives has devolved from one of weary tolerance to outright disdain, political and generational.

On Wednesday, Politico’s Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris report, the California congresswoman and ranking House Democrat held a closed-door meeting in which she delivered a “stern” message to her colleagues on the left. “So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it,” she said, according to an anonymous source. “But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just ok.”

While she declined to call anybody out by name, Democratic officials believe the object of her scorn was co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Mark Pocan, D-Wis., who has accused moderate Democrats of enabling child abuse by voting for a Senate emergency aid package that provides $4.6 billion in supplemental border funding without imposing clear health and safety standards at migrant detention centers. Pelosi also appeared to take a veiled swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti, who has been outspoken about the House Speaker’s inaction in the face of Donald Trump’s mounting corruption and criminality.

Chakrabarti’s criticism, which he leveled on Twitter over the weekend, was not unprovoked. Last week, Nancy Pelosi sat down with the New York Times to air her grievances regarding the Democratic base’s calls for impeachment, which she dismissed as a “primal urge,” as well as the party’s youthful “Squad” of Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., each of whom backed her bid for House speaker in 2018. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she told Dowd. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Asked by reporters Wednesday whether she regretted calling out her colleagues, Pelosi was defiant. “I have no regrets about anything,” she said. “Regrets is not what I do.”

magsview

you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it

For some reason I read this in a mobster voice. 😶

Don midwest
Don midwest

would a mobster take important issues off the table?

Tyrannocaster

polarbear4

the people behaving badly tend to have “no regrets.” that’s one way to avoid any kind of self reflection or accountability.

orlbucfan

Pelosi is showing her age. She is not keeping an eye on Payapal. Hopefully, she will soon regret it.

Tyrannocaster

Jayapal? Payapal? PayPal? 🙂

orlbucfan

Pramila Jayapal. Typo corrected.

magsview

I saw this poll quoted a couple of days ago here, but thought I’d share the full findings.

Increasing Support for Religiously Based Service Refusals

One of the sad findings in the article is that even among those who identify as Democrat seemingly have increased intolerance. See FIGURE 1, where the results are broken down by party affiliation.

Attached is FIGURE 2.

the number of Americans who support religiously based refusals to serve each of these groups has increased in the last five years.

https://www.prri.org/research/increasing-support-for-religiously-based-service-refusals/

magsview

Drat, posted too fast, lol. Here is the screenshot attached.

April 2019 PRRI survery.jpg
orlbucfan

What happens when the Satanists and other cults get in on the act?

Tyrannocaster

Church of Satan is basically a free speech organization that uses religion to troll the powers that be. A cult, it is not.

Don midwest
Don midwest

There is the first Nature which stood as the contrast in the Nature vs Culture divide but there has been growth in the Second Nature, economics. Everything has a monetary value so they say. Computation and info systems and pocket computers are the consumerism quest.

So, this is another extremely important, essential area that AOC is dealing with. Trump says we can’t tackle the environment because profits will be lost.

AOC Is Making Monetary Policy Cool (and Political) Again

magsview

I loved this tweet. “Unc” lol.

magsview

Don midwest
Don midwest

Part I

this is a main reason for the push back against Bernie

don’t want to get too many people involved in politics

need to keep the right people involved.

I am putting this in 2 parts so the entire comment shows up.

This is a series of tweets by the economist leading the charge against monopoly, Matt Stoller. He has worked with/for Bernie for many years. Nor on Bernie’s staff now.

He points out blindsides of dems, the very mass that needs to be kept in check.

Tweets from Matt Stoller, economist, anti monopoly expert, etc.

1. I’ve thought a lot about why the left largely ignores @Chris_arnade’s remarkable book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, a book on poverty and class in America. I think it’s because he challenges the core identity of Democrats, and they can’t see in the blind spot he identifies. 7:03 AM – 7 Jul 2019

2. The Dems are not a working class party, but an upper class party. Dem primary voters are wealthy and educated. Nearly all of them have gone to college. Three in ten have post-graduate degrees, and four in ten make $100k+. A third are over 60.

3. When Dems discuss social problems, it’s largely a performative dance focused not on addressing those problems but using those problems to validate their own social status. They are charity oriented, not liberty oriented.

4. Chris’s book is not about the poor, or the ‘back row’ kids, as he puts it. It’s more about the front row kids. It’s about how we choose to not see ourselves as human beings with social needs that are no different than those in crack houses. Meaning, connection, love, food.

Tyrannocaster

See also, Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank. His argument (which Stoller is amplifying) was so persuasive it got him basically banned by the media, so he’s working on a book. Depressing, as it’s a very good book.

magsview

Tyrannocaster

Warren is the only other one in the race I could vote for without sticking my finger down my throat a long, long way.

orlbucfan

She is an (ex-)? GOPuke who keeps showing her stripes by defending capitalism, etc.

Tyrannocaster

Rhetoric like that doesn’t help. She is for tightly regulated capitalism. Fact is, if Bernie weren’t around, every one of us would be jumping up and down for her because she’s so much better than the others in the race (I give Inslee points for climate, but not so much on other things). We’ve been spoiled by Bernie, that’s all.

orlbucfan

Wrong. She’s an ex-GOPukelican, and I have always been wary of her and the Turd Way crowd.

WindDancer13

The lesser of 22 evils?
(22 is a guess as I am not sure how many are currently in the DNC race to the bottom.)

magsview

I hear ya! Def not my first choice, but compared to the other ‘not-Bernies’ she might be palatable. Palatable like unsalted matzo bread, but..edible.

wi61

I would’nt stick my finger down my throat but would hold my nose rather tight as I don’t really trust her -way to cozy with wall street, taken to much money from them so she “Owes” them now. She’s better than another 4 of Trumpcorp

magsview

magsview

For polarbear especially.

polarbear4

Seems to look more like us, too. There’s something really exciting about adding 150,000 years to our existence here.

humphrey

If you use your imagination the image seems to resemble Bernie. LOL

magsview

Bernie is the OG after all. 😎

jcitybone

https://theintercept.com/2019/07/11/new-york-state-progressive-democrat-primaries/

For a real-time look at how effective winning a handful of critical primaries can ultimately be on a political agenda, look instead to New York, where this year’s legislative session produced a progressive tsunami that all started with the earthquake of Donald Trump’s election.

THE MOVEMENT’S GREATEST gift, it turned out, would be Cynthia Nixon. The “Sex and the City” star, a longtime activist and educator, volunteered to challenge Cuomo in a primary, a move nobody in New York politics who wanted a future career was willing to make. What Nixon lacked in organizational structure, she made up for with celebrity. She used her high name recognition and ability to draw the media to events to highlight what became her core issue: the IDC.

“The moment that Cynthia got into the race, it helped my campaign, because she started talking about the IDC almost incessantly,” Biaggi, who upset IDC leader Klein, said in an interview on CNN. “Every day, the IDC, the IDC, the IDC, and for people who didn’t know what it was, it gave them the education about what had been going on.”

Nixon’s run also diverted Cuomo’s attention on to her rather than on to the IDC challengers. He fired off more than $20 million worth of negative advertising to disqualify her in the public’s mind. He was also focused on making sure his ally Letitia James, rather than his 2014 primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, won the attorney general’s race. That left him little time and money to attack the IDC challengers. In the spring, the IDC formally dissolved under pressure, but activists suspected it would reform the day after the next election.

Teachout, too, made the IDC a major part of her campaign, and raised millions in small dollars. Teachout and Nixon both endorsed the IDC challengers, and also endorsed Ocasio-Cortez. AOC, too, made the IDC central to her congressional campaign. She told me that her focus on it helped her demonstrate a distinction between herself and then-incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley when he endorsed IDC member Jose Peralta over challenger Jessica Ramos in May 2018. “When he made that endorsement, it made things much clearer to residents that he is part of supporting that Cuomo/IDC camp. That’s how we ended up getting Indivisible and TrueBlue/NoIDC endorsements this week,” she told me in early June 2018, ahead of her primary.

humphrey

This is how rotten politics in New York is.

Just one example:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/nyregion/tiffany-caban-melinda-katz.html

ALBANY — The Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, now enmeshed in a lengthy recount and possibly lengthier court battle, could have another nexus, 150 miles away in the State Capitol.

That is where a bill that could help requalify dozens of invalidated ballots awaits Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature. The measure is intended to make it more difficult to invalidate affidavit ballots, as long as the voter “substantially complied” with election law.

If signed, it could allow a surge of new votes many times greater than the 16-vote margin that now separates Melinda Katz, the establishment favorite, from Tiffany Cabán, the insurgent newcomer. And by extension, it could reshape the future of criminal justice in a borough of more than 2 million people.

Though state lawmakers passed the bill last month, they have not sent it to the governor, and Mr. Cuomo, who endorsed Ms. Katz in the primary contest, has not indicated whether he will sign it.

Those who backed Ms. Katz, the Queens borough president, say the unsigned bill is going through the normal legislative process. More than 800 bills that passed this session — including more than two dozen dealing with aspects of election law — remain unsigned.

“They’re trying to say there’s something not just about the process,” Representative Gregory Meeks, the chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party, said on Tuesday at a rally on behalf of Ms. Katz. “The process is fair. Everybody knows the rules. Everybody has to play by the rules.”

humphrey

A bit more!

The bill, which passed almost unanimously in the Assembly and by a comfortable margin in the Senate, would allow affidavit ballots to be counted even if the affidavit was not properly filled out, as long as the voter was eligible and had “substantially complied” with election law. Leaving off one’s former address, for example, would no longer be a “fatal defect.”

More than 2,300 of the roughly 2,800 affidavit ballots cast in the primary election last month were invalidated. Of those, about 100 were disqualified for technical errors in the affidavit, such as a registered Democrat not writing the word “Democrat” in a space for party affiliation.

Typically, the Legislature must send the bill to Mr. Cuomo’s desk before he can sign it. Mr. Heastie, who endorsed Ms. Katz, has not sent the bill.

Mr. Cuomo, speaking to reporters on Tuesday, also called for delay.

Don midwest
Don midwest

as time goes on it becomes clearer why dems didn’t step up to election integrity decades ago

the 2 factions needed elections to claim to be legitimate

Don midwest
Don midwest
polarbear4

Meeks. The name fits

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

Tyrannocaster

Yeah, that GIF of the delivery guy patting Bernie on the back is great! I was going to post it here but apparently the entire Twitter site is down right now. It was working fine a few minutes ago. Somebody needs to post it here!

Tyrannocaster

Twitter up again.

humphrey

humphrey

WindDancer13

Most news does not address the fact that previous administrations set the path for Trump regarding immigration. This one does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4_PdB83zY&list=TLGGlK6GZsuzFdcxMTA3MjAxOQ&index=1

The response I posted to the uneducated in the comments (emphasis added here as YouTube does not have that option):

For those who do not care about human lives but do care about the law, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (a government site) has posted the law on asylum seekers.

“To obtain asylum through the affirmative asylum process you must be physically present in the United States. You may apply for asylum status regardless of how you arrived in the United States or your current immigration status.”

Who is violating the US laws? Our government officials. The same people who for decades have destabilized the countries that people are fleeing.

In other words, for asylum seekers, there is no such thing as an illegal crossing.

humphrey

humphrey

Chuck Schumer haz a sad.

humphrey

magsview

Good news! Thanks Humphrey.

orlbucfan

I am recovering from a ABFAB biker trip thru the Colorado Rocky Mts. The scenery reminded me of the Alps: huge mts. w/a feeling of wide open space. Coloradans are responsible for caring and saving this beautiful country for future generations. It’s too late for Floridumb: over-development and greed have ecologically wrecked my state. 🙁

magsview

So glad you had a good trip orlbucfan!

humphrey

orlbucfan

Unhealthcare doesn’t operate like; it is “a criminal enterprise.”

WindDancer13

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

For more on the Frank story as well as the story about the ship the St. Louis:
Anne Frank Was A Refugee, Too

Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss is an Auschwitz survivor. Last January, she condemned the world’s treatment of refugees and said Trump was “acting like another Hitler by inciting racism.”

“The experience of the Syrian refugees is similar to what we went through,” Schloss told Newsweek.

“We haven’t really learnt anything,” she said. [emphasis added]

humphrey

polarbear4

Good for them.

humphrey
jcitybone

I don’t agree with everything there, but it’s a list of why someone should support Bernie over her. If Warren somehow becomes the nominee, and someone is voting in a swing state, I could come up with a stronger list of why someone should support Warren over him.

polarbear4

got Page not found.

humphrey

Strange as it is still there.🤔

Try this.

https://caucus99percent.com/content/why-i-will-never-ever-support-liz-warren

There seems to have been a change in the wording of the 2 links.

magsview

The second link worked for me.

My psyche is feeling disoriented-I was at TOP this morning and quite frankly became depressed reading some of the comments. I won’t name names, but some of those people!! Grrrrr Then C99 was certainly a different vibe in comments under that article, certainly more intelligent overall than TOP.

Let’s just say that I like it here best!

jcitybone

WindDancer13

It is a sad reflection of our society that over 8,000 people down voted this.

Video description:

Scarlett is a short film depicting the inner struggle of a girl who lost a leg to Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that occurs in mostly children. Amputation takes as much of an emotional toll as a physical one – especially for a child. We believe in the power of entertainment media to empower children through storytelling and role models. Visibility in media offers these children hope and a sense of belonging at a critical time where they may feel isolated by their medical condition.

WindDancer13

Once again, the Democrats are the ones who have enabled Trump. And look who is at top of the list of those who provided Trump with the policies and tools to do what he is doing: Clinton.

And Obama ratcheted it up:

Faced with the increase of Central Americans presenting themselves at the United States’ southwest border seeking asylum, President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically, implemented an “aggressive deterrence strategy.” A media campaign was launched in Central America highlighting the risks involved with migration and the consequences of illegal immigration. DHS also dramatically increased the detention of women and children awaiting their asylum hearings, rather than release on bond. Finally, the U.S. government publicly supported increased immigration enforcement measures central to the Mexican government’s Southern Border Program that was launched in July of 2014. Together, these policies functioned to “send a message” to Central Americans that the trip to the United States was not worth the risk, and they would be better off staying put.


DHS itself identified crime and violence, particularly in El Salvador and Honduras, as important factors in the flow of unaccompanied minors leaving these countries for the United States in 2014, concluding that “Salvadoran and Honduran children . . . come from extremely violent regions where they probably perceive the risk of traveling alone to the United States preferable to remaining at home.”

Despite this acknowledgement, the common thread in DHS’ response to the thousands of women and children arriving at the United States’ southwest border in 2014 was to employ a multi-prong deterrence strategy consisting of (a) launching a multimedia public awareness campaign; (b) increasing U.S. assistance to help Mexico secure its southern border region; (c) decreasing the chances of gaining asylum by expediting the removal process; and (d) carrying out raids in January 2016 in search of individuals deemed to have exhausted their asylum claims. These actions were meant to heighten the challenges associated with coming to the United States and ensure that Central Americans knew about them.

Source: Understanding the Central American Refugee Crisis
Why They Are Fleeing and How U.S. Policies are Failing to Deter Them

The following article has a timeline of US interference in Central American countries that has led to mounting immigration from those countries:

A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis

At the margins of the mainstream discursive stalemate over immigration lies over a century of historical U.S. intervention that politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle seem determined to silence. Since Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 declared the U.S.’s right to exercise an “international police power” in Latin America, the U.S. has cut deep wounds throughout the region, leaving scars that will last for generations to come. This history of intervention is inextricable from the contemporary Central American crisis of internal and international displacement and migration.

polarbear4

Exactly. We ruin countries just to keep them subservient to us and then to try to force people to stay in those violent places.

But they hate us for our freedom.

humphrey

Pelosi seems to want to quit while she is behind. LOL

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/452604-pelosi-says-shes-done-talking-about-fight-with-squad

Pelosi at her weekly press conference said she’d said what she wanted to say at a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday and refused to engage much with reporters asking her about the fight that has dominated the week in Congress.

The Speaker said her remarks at the closed-door caucus meeting calling on Democrats not to take public shots at one another were motivated by a tweet sent by Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff that compared members of the Blue Dog and New Democrat groups to Southern Democrats.

And she shrugged off any offense that Ocasio-Cortez or the three other members of the “Squad” might have taken from her remarks.

“They took offense because I addressed, at the request of my members, an offensive tweet that came out of one of the members’ offices that referenced our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists,” Pelosi said. “Our members took offense at that. I addressed that. How they’re interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them.”

She has to protect the Blue Dogs and New Dems. Case closed!

humphrey

Not choosing to be silenced. HAH!

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/452644-progressive-democrat-pelosi-not-used-to-other-members-having

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said she plans to confront Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) about her ongoing clash with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and how the disagreement “diminishes progressive power.”

“I don’t think the Speaker is used to having a group of members who has bigger Twitter followings than her. I don’t think most of us are,” Jayapal, co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Thursday, according to Politico.

“God, it totally resonates with me, absolutely,” Jayapal continued. “We women of color have faced this for such a long time.”

polarbear4

passive aggressive and oh so irritating.

humphrey

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magsview



Politico: Sanders says Philadelphia hospital closure ‘illustrates the entire problem’ with healthcare

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., condemned the planned closure of Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital as an example of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system, Politico reports.

“The situation in Philadelphia illustrates the entire problem: In a city with one of the highest poverty rates in the country, a major hospital serving low-income communities is on the verge of laying off 2,500 people, abandoning 500 medical residents, and closing its operations thanks to an investment firm looking to make as much money as possible in a corporate fire sale,” Mr. Sanders said July 7, according to Politico.

Mr. Sanders voiced his support for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, which is advocating to keep the hospital open. The union represents 800 registered nurses at Hahnemann University Hospital. PASNAP endorsed Mr. Sanders in 2016.

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/politico-sanders-says-philadelphia-hospital-closure-illustrates-the-entire-problem-with-healthcare.html

WindDancer13

Joe “Clinging to BFF Obama” Biden is going to expose Obama’s real legacy.

Calling for Dignity for All Immigrants, Families Separated by Obama Administration Demand Apology From Biden

President Donald Trump’s openly xenophobic hardline anti-immigration agenda has brought the United States to a “moment of reckoning” on immigration policies that have been in place for decades, a New Jersey-based advocacy group said Wednesday as it led families whose loved ones were deported in a protest at Joe Biden’s campaign headquarters.

The former vice president, the Cosecha Movement said, must apologize for his part in the Obama administration’s separation of thousands of families as it deported more people than ever before in U.S. history. Biden must also commit to ending the detention and deportation of immigrants, the group added.


“While Republicans scapegoated immigrants and fanned the flames of white supremacy,” the group wrote, “the Obama administration failed to deliver on the promise of legalization, and instead chose to deport three million immigrants.”

This “false strategy of appeasement to anti-immigrant forces,” the group continued, “resulted in the meteoric expansion of detention and more deportations than ever before in our nation’s history.”

At least six people were arrested for occupying Biden’s headquarters in Philadelphia as the Cosecha Movement held the first public action of its newly-unveiled Dignity 2020 campaign.


The group began the campaign by addressing Biden, who last month defended the Obama administration’s record three million deportations by saying President Barack Obama had done “a heck of a job” in implementing immigration policy.

“We cannot sit back and allow Biden to defend the three million deportations and the unprecedented expansion of detention that happened under his watch,” said Cata Santiago, a leader of the Cosecha Movement. “We need more from the party that claims to support us. It is time [for] Biden to recognize the impact that these policies had on our families and commit to the vision put forth by the immigrant community for what dignity looks like.”

magsview

I started a new thread birdies. Fyi.

polarbear4

thanks 🌺

Tyrannocaster

Politicians Don’t Actually Care What Voters Want

Over the past two years, we conducted a study to find out. We provided state legislators in the United States with access to highly detailed public opinion survey data — more detailed than almost all available opinion polls — about their constituents’ attitudes on gun control, infrastructure spending, abortion and many other policy issues. Afterward, we gauged the willingness of representatives to look at the data as well as how the data affected their perceptions of their constituents’ opinions.

What we found should alarm all Americans. An overwhelming majority of legislators were uninterested in learning about their constituents’ views. Perhaps more worrisome, however, was that when the legislators who did view the data were surveyed afterward, they were no better at understanding what their constituents wanted than legislators who had not looked at the data. For most politicians, voters’ views seemed almost irrelevant.

And who seems to actually CARE about what their constituents want? Those freshmen women that Pelosi disses every chance she gets. I wonder if there’s a connection.

polarbear4

🤨😡😤. BTW there is a new thread

Tyrannocaster

What I will be doing on July 16:

Five top mental health experts from “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump“ present the results of their definitive evaluation of the president’s mental capacity (the ability to make sound, rational, and reality-based decisions). The high-quality, abundant information in the special counsel‘s report made this possible. After this presentation, they will unveil five questions they would like to ask Mr. Mueller, based on their evaluation, for his anticipated testimony in front of two House committees on the following day.

I’ve been following Dr. Lee’s comments on this. You think AOC gets hit by trolls? Dr. Lee’s life must be a nightmare.

Some background here: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/yale-psychiatrist-predicts-trumps-disgrace-and-downfall/

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