7/15-17 Weekend News Roundup and Open Thread The Progressive Wing Posted on July 15, 2022 by jcityboneJuly 15, 2022 Manchin Strikes Again
This was all to be expected once the bills were decoupled. Chuck Schumer should have never let this happen, nor Nancy Pelosi. I’m exhausted from reading at other places how they do the best they can. No, they don’t.
Probably should never have been split in the first place. Bipartisanship baby 🤪
No, Cooper, you dweeb. You need an informed electorate who will vote in honest public servants. Which, of course, the oligarchs dread.
I have a buddy who lives in the Hill Country of TX, and she said they’ve had almost 60 days of 100+ deg weather with drought conditions. My boss is in Austin this week, and he said it was record temps.
I like this naming of climate catastrophes Manchin. I remember early in the Biden administration VP Harris had made a recording in West Virginia criticizing Manchin and he hated it. Of course, the punk dems backed down. They should be on the air 24/7 in WV calling out his corruption.
I just got back from western TN. They are suffering drought, 100 degree temps, flooding rains and tornadoes. It’s bad and going to get worse, folks.
Who says the GOPukes will win Congress? The Bezos Report aka WAPO? The NYT? POX and the rest of the lamestream media? Sure are counting their chicks before they hatch.
They are. And miscounting the chicks they have hatched.
He gives a damn about his bank account -nothing more…
Democracy Now had an excellent show this morning. First a great Canadian scientist showing and explaining how the images of the Webb telescope are informing us, then this segment of American scientists exposing this creep for his homophobia and some calling for it to be named the Harriet Tubman Telescope. I loved that.
Let me as a NASA brat from the start respectfully enlighten you LD and Ms. Ain’t…. My folks, both whiteys, worked for the unmanned side of NASA, my Dad from the very beginning. James Webb came from the State Dept. Recall that this was the late 1950s, and NASA was started by the MICC cos the Russkies launched Sputnik. You can bet gays were steel closeted back then. My folks worked with them and AAs, and other mixed races whose IQs were stratospheric. They had friends from those groups. Webb was a consummate Politico-diplomat who kept NASA funded. He deserved this honor. The RW and the military drove people like my Dad nuts. He thought they were all a bunch of stupids. He was a LI Repuke himself who despised Nixon, and quit voting R cos of him. I have enormous respect for Harriet Tubman, and the great heroes of the Underground Railroad. You know that the late Barbara Jordan is one of my political heroines.🙂 But, this whole deal is a tempest in a teapot. NASA made the right choice. 🙂🪐💫🌏🛸🛸
Well we’ll agree to disagree on this obf. I have a more detailed response but I’m on my phone so perhaps I’ll get to it later. Go watch the documentary at Democracy Now.
My old man is retired and a yellow Dawg Democrat. He’s also an audio freak. So, I don’t do much audio. But, I am familiar with DN. 🙂 Now, go back about 170 years in history. You are meeting with Ms. Tubman and other great heroes of the UR. You tell her about a Space Telescope that will park itself about a million miles from Earth. Not sure if folks knew about telescopes back then. It will record cosmic images of the boundary of our universe. She will look at you like you have flipped your gourd. You tell her that AAs and others of mixed races will all help design and launch this great achievement. Then tell her it was named after a dude who helped get the financing for space from the MICC. The start of NASA is my ‘hood. The JWST was designed for peaceful reasons and included the brains of a lot of countries. If I sound rad here, I am proud of it. 🙂
Well, I’m still on my phone but I will respond. In one of my courses for my Masters Degree in Computer Science (albeit back in the day when the computer took up the whole room and we submitted our programs on punch cards, Lol), I remember learning about a brilliant British scientist named Turing (can’t recall first name at the moment) who invented the computer (it was called the Turing Machine). Unfortunately he was harassed and prosecuted for being gay until he ultimately committed suicide. According to the documentary criticizing Webb, the same type of harassment and firing of scientists was going on under Webb.
I can’t say what Harriet Tubman could understand about the telescope, as a slave she was forbidden to even learn to read or write but she did have to use the stars to navigate the way to freedom. Nor can I say what Webb knew about the telescope, he was a politician. I’ll just add here that the ancient Egyptians as well as a West African tribe called the Dogon knew of a constellation called the Sirius star without the use of telescopes. It was not till the early 20th century that a telescope was invented that verified the Sirius star existence.
I’ve got a B.A. in Classical English. It means I had to pass courses in both literary and linguistic courses. FWIW, I got it in 3.5 years. My family paid for it. Then when I came back to dumbville in the mid ’70s, my Mom raised cain about me going back and getting my MA. Plus, it was a way for me to establish bank credit. So, I did it in 2 years working a part-time job at a bookstore 🙂 in Daytona, and doing the rest on loans. Super low interest %. Mom was right. I paid those loans off and established the credit. Not only that, but my M.A. was in a field that is now divided into 2 separate fields of study. My MA thesis was PhD level, and my profs begged me to go on and finish my research. I was so burned out I didn’t listen, but no regrets. 🙂
Education wise compaired to the both you i’m just above Cult-45😁😁. I did try the computer programming Aint did but washed out as i could never get fast enough on the typing of those damn punch cards and if you make one punch card mistake you know what happens. The ancient’s knew a lot about the stars W/O the tech they had to aquire the knowledge somehow?
Astrology founded both Astronomy and a lot of Math fields. Ancient Mathematicians were persecuted and killed cos they threatened the priests and their BS. My brilliant Math whiz sis had me watch a movie based on the actual life story of a brilliant math female in Egypt. Her lover smothered her to death per her pleas so she would not suffer the torture. Stupid has been around for damned too many years!🤬🤬🤢
A lot of Humans have a tendency to destroy what they dont or cant understand, more so if thier in a position of power.
Which a semi-senile ahole like SloMoJoe WON’T do! Now, raise your hands. How many Nesters have read and/or are familiar with the Powell Memorandum? That simple blueprint written in 1971 (I think) spells out in clear B&W precisely where this country is at, and the dire shape it is in. It tells you the Far Right SOBs and the monied POS who backed them. This crap started right after Goldwater got pulverized by LBJ in 1964. I have been screeching about it for the 7 years our Nest has existed! I’m no psychic nor genius. I’m just a history/political nut who is informed!
When Schiff is sounding the alarm, there’s obviously a big problem at DOJ.
Garland is a joke. No wonder PBadOdor nominated him! 🤢
Seems like he has taken notes from a certain american senator known for fighting for the working class…
T and R x 3, jcb!! 🙂 Thanks for doing your yeoman’s work in keeping our Nest Open so we Birdies/Progressives can vent. That gratitude goes for Ms. Benny, too. 🙂 Jayapal better not have kids cos she’s gonna have to answer to them. Sinema is toast. Manchin is banking on the fact that he’s a rich, corrupt, old fart who will be dead soon. Sad, isn’t it? 🙁
Some interesting US history just put up by the Gravel Institute. Really! The CIA, not the defense department, could secretly conduct a bombing war on a foreign country but had no idea of the seditious attack on our country on January 6? Somehow this don’t compute.
NEW VIDEO: The Most Bombed Country in History
From The Lever