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Tyrannocaster

Why should I trust her?

But I know she’s working for my interests.

Nancy Pelosi net worth:
$120 Million
Nancy Pelosi’s Salary
$223 Thousand

Nancy Pelosi net worth, salary and wealth: Nancy Pelosi is an American politician who has a net worth of $120 million. Pelosi was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6th, 1940. Nancy Pelosi is most famous for being a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 8th District. In her 2015 wealth disclosure, Nancy and her husband estimated their personal net worth to fall between $43 million and $202 million. From 2002 to 2003, she served as the House Minority Whip, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007. She was Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. This position made her the highest-ranking female politician in US history up to that point. Nancy was sworn-in as the 52nd Speaker of the House in January 2019. Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party.

Tyrannocaster

4th of July in DC: Where is a heavy rain when you need it?

Don midwest
Don midwest

2020 census not include citizenship question

I had been waiting to see the Supreme Court decision on this issue. If they allowed the question, it would be another step in the coup and show clearly that the Supreme Court had totally gone over to the other side. In any case, 30 years of packing federal judiciary have had the desired outcome and McConell is getting more and more on as quickly as possible.

2020 Census Form Will Not Include Citizenship Question, Trump Administration Says

The democrats should have been full court on election integrity 20 years ago. But both factions wanted the facade of elections to give them legitimacy so they didn’t make it a major issue. Now it is finally out there more than ever, but not the clear public understanding that this is an assault on democracy

polarbear4

polarbear4

does my❤️good.

polarbear4

they’re better “prepared” this time, but still—good reminder.

magsview

polarbear4
magsview

That link not working for me. But here’s one from that fellow:

polarbear4

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polarbear4

an easy to read paper on BMDs? i’ll try it. 😜

polarbear4

got it. “Open in new tab” doesn’t work, though.

magsview

polarbear4

Benny

In slight fairness to Harris, Brentwood is where her spouse has his home. Seems kinda weird not to have a gathering for her.

polarbear4

polarbear4

another silver tongue! I’m jealous!

magsview

Good point!

magsview

Biden’s support from black voters cut in half after debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Support for Harris, who was fourth in the previous poll, rose with black voters, as well as among women and people who make at least $100,000 a year.

polarbear4

apparently warren’s camp is saying this.

magsview
polarbear4

In his circle, anyway. I know there are good cops – – I met a couple during occupy. But more and more of them are showing up as scared, right wing bullies, there is no denying that.

magsview

Oh sure there are some good cops out there! The retired detective across the street from me is one.

Interesting point you make-when our car was stolen last summer, then found totally trashed (with a couple other stolen vehicles), we were called over and the older officer was totally normal, friendly even, showed us how his license plate scanner worked, but the younger ones were not friendly at all.

polarbear4

Yes, I’ve noticed that, too. A little scary young brownshirts.

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jcitybone

There’s a reason why an employee of Bezos WaPo does not “get” this issue

https://www.thenation.com/article/washington-post-bernie-sanders-2020/

Bernie Sanders has, for a very long time, been complaining about economic inequality in America. He has made it a theme of his speeches, his books, his congressional service and his presidential campaigning. During last week’s second Democratic presidential debate, no one was surprised when the senator from Vermont declared, “We have a new vision for America. And at a time when we have three people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom half of America, while 500,000 people are sleeping out on the streets today, we think it is time for change, real change.”

This is where Sanders, a democratic socialist who has sometimes been accused of focusing too intensely on economic issues, is coming from. Voters can agree or disagree with the vision. But it is hard to disagree with the basic premise of the argument, which is based on facts and figures.

Unless, apparently, you are a fact-checker for The Washington Post.

Then, you can dismiss the argument that Sanders is making as “not especially meaningful.” That’s what the Post’s Glenn Kessler and his team did in an otherwise useful fact-checking of the second night of Democratic debating.

Kessler’s an experienced reporter who ably covered the State Department during the Bush-Cheney years and then wrote a fine book on the era, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy. I’m not inclined to gripe about him or his colleagues as much as I am concerned the general failure of major media outlets to “get” the discussion of burgeoning economic inequality in America. Presidential candidates such as Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren know exactly what they are talking about when they raise this issue. They were on top of the story long before most of the media. Yet, they are often treated as if they are promoting dubious theories—even when they slather their statements in data.

jcitybone

https://fair.org/home/warning-to-progressive-dems-youre-leaving-corporate-medias-comfort-zone/

After the first round of Democratic primary debates, the line from corporate media and their overwhelmingly centrist sources was clear: The Democrats are moving dangerously to the left, at their own peril.

There is no definitive answer to the debate over whether a candidate’s path to the White House is better achieved by mobilizing the party’s base or by winning swing voters. What is clear is that democratic elections ought to engage all Americans, not just the less than two-thirds who currently vote. You would think that more ideas and debate would be preferable to less. But for corporate media, who have never wavered in their adherence to the belief in the centrist swing-voter path, the Democratic primary field is a “circus” that needs to get under control—specifically, centrist control.

jcitybone

After some good polls today, here is a not so great one for Bernie. Good for Warren though.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/451520-warren-harris-surge-into-tie-with-biden-in-new-iowa-poll

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have surged into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa after last week’s debates, according to a new survey conducted for a Democratic group.

The poll, conducted by Democratic pollster David Binder for the group Focus on Rural America, shows Warren leading the field with 20 percent of the vote, a statistical tie with Harris at 18 percent and Biden at 17 percent.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is just off the podium at 12 percent, closely trailed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10 percent. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) clocks in at 4 percent, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) scores 2 percent. Ten other candidates each notch 1 percent support in the Hawkeye State.

The poll shows Warren and Harris both doubling their support following strong performances in last week’s debate, while Biden and Sanders have slipped. In the group’s March poll, Biden led the field with 25 percent support, followed by Sanders at 17 percent.

magsview

I got this from the twitter page of Focus on Rural America. Bernie is very busy today and tomorrow in Iowa. As are some others, but Warren isn’t even on the list, nor is Biden

humphrey

I am not a math guy. What do you get when you add 1 + 1 =?

http://www.focusonruralamerica.com/about/

OUR MISSION
Focus on Rural America will identify the causes of the recent massive shifts in rural behavior by listening and engaging with working class voters in rural communities. After identifying the causes of the growing divide between rural and urban Americans and the issues that motivate them, FORA will develop messages that resonate in rural America and build support for a progressive economic agenda.

https://www.db-research.com/

ABOUT
For over 25 years, David Binder Research has provided research and insight to political, government, and private sector clients.
Our strength lies in our pioneering use of new research technologies, our hybrid qualitative and quantitative techniques, and our ability to devise innovative, customizable services that suit the specifications of each individual client.

DBR has enjoyed a long-term ongoing partnership with President Barack Obama’s White House, providing award-winning messaging work and conducting research on a number of different initiatives. Other clients run the gamut from small non-profits and boutique associations to large corporations and multi-year political campaigns.

Learn a little more about who we are and what we do – and let us help you achieve measurable impact.

Underlining by me.

magsview

How did you do underlining?? (and please see my comment re: Binder)

Are you on I.E.?

humphrey

At least for me. When you are making a comment there are options above the comment section. Choose “u” to underline and “/u” to end it. I am now on chrome but I think the options are universal.

magsview

testing

Yayyyy, thank you Humphrey!!

polarbear4

“award-winning messaging work.”

lying.

magsview

I’m not sure I trust David Binder:

David Binder, a private pollster in San Francisco who has recently worked with presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris,

https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/06/28/berkeley-moves-to-the-forefront-in-california-political-polling/

WindDancer13

From 2015 Iowa polls

In August 2015, HRC was at 37% to Bernie’s 30% and they basically tied in the caucus.

In this cycle, Sanders is attracting more first-time caucusgoers than Clinton. He claims 43 percent of their vote compared to 31 percent for Clinton. He also leads by 23 percentage points with the under-45 crowd and by 21 points among independent voters.

Sanders, a Vermont U.S. senator, has become a liberal Pied Piper in Iowa not as a vote against Clinton, but because caucusgoers genuinely like him, the poll shows. An overwhelming 96 percent of his backers say they support him and his ideas. Just 2 percent say they’re motivated by opposition to Clinton.

Back in January, half of likely Democratic caucusgoers were unfamiliar with Sanders, who has been elected to Congress for 25 years as an independent. He has jumped from 5 percent support in January to 30 percent. Clinton, a famous public figure for decades, has dropped in that period from 56 percent to 37 percent.

Source: Iowa Poll: Clinton leads, but Sanders draws near

I think I am glad that the primaries start with a caucus. The people who will not receive any delegates can be persuaded to join Bernie for the most part.

polarbear4

Matt begins with a brief history of how Boeing was engineer-centric, and how that changed with politics, the military and mergers, concluding,

The net effect of the merger, and the follow-on managerial and financial choices, is that America significantly damaged its aerospace industry. Where there were two competitors – McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, now there is one. And that domestic monopoly can no longer develop good civilian aerospace products. Hundreds of people are dead, and tens of billions of dollars wasted.

Boeing now has a rocky situation ahead of it. There is little trust in the current leadership of the company, and it will face significant liability from airlines who bought the jet, as well as mass cancelations of orders. There is a criminal investigation into the company, as there should be. This like likely to have significant and severe financial consequences.

The right policy path would be Congressional hearings to explore what happened to this once fine company, followed by a break-up of the company into a civilian and military division, or if possible, find a way to create multiple competitors out of this fiasco. Muilenburg should be fired, his compensation clawed back, and the Department of Justice should clean house and indict every relevant executive who empowered what looks like fraud at the core of the 737 Max fiasco. Congress should expand the FAA so it can once again do its job. With a new leadership team in place, Boeing could fix the 737 Max and begin planning great aircraft again.

In other words, we should put safety conscience civilian engineers back in charge of both building planes and regulating them. Otherwise, planes fall out of the sky.

Benny

Benny

I wonder what a grassroots donor is in Biden’s world.

humphrey

A good number of those 256K donors must have gotten sore fingers making $1 donations to get the average down to $49.😁

polarbear4

probably an app for that 😜

humphrey

Tyrannocaster

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

humphrey

humphrey

What an anniversary!

humphrey

magsview

Haha, I saw Lipinski’s tweet yesterday, pathetic. Will he take up painting next?

humphrey

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polarbear4

Bernie will have his hands full, growing a progressive movement from the ground up. Our police force needs a massive weeding out and new police academy classes and requirements for hiring.

polarbear4

magsview

magsview

Re: the 850 in attendance:

humphrey

I wonder what is pushing the negative coverage?

humphrey

humphrey

Even if they change it. “Mission accomplished”🙄

polarbear4


Bernie Supporter #1
@teambernie27001
Polls showing Bernie 3rd & 4th place are rigged. Only ABC & Emerson are polling ppl & incomes under 55 & 55K. But even these are under sampled, if you factor in Pew’s new data. More ppl under 55 voted than boomers & above, so sampling should be 55% (55 & under) to 45% (55 & up.)”

WindDancer13

Most of the polls also over sample the South region, some by a huge amount.

WindDancer13

Guess who the commentators liken the blond one to?

polarbear4

looks like him. 😃

WindDancer13

Especially the hair coming off. = )

humphrey

WindDancer13

With all the news about Trump inviting oppo research on 2020 candidates, people need to consider what Trump could and would use against each candidate. How, from what we have seen so far, would the attacked candidate respond? An example: Trump harped on Warren’s claim of Native American ancestry. She went out get a DNA test, and then stupidly posted it.

magsview

Yes, Trump can be pretty brutal with his put-downs. Personally, as I said here at the time, I thought that was really stupid on Warren’s part-she fell into his trap. Trump’s nickname for Bernie pretty brutal too, but Bernie seems to keep scoring well against Trump, so I’ll stay positive for now.

WindDancer13

I do not consider “crazy” to be a problem, especially coming from Trump. Other than the word “socialism,” which will come up with all Dems, there isn’t much in Bernie’s background for Trump to wrap his paws around. Most of the others have some major issues that Trump can play with.

wi61

Well Bernie grew up in Brooklyn NY I doubt he forgot how to punch back when needed. and Trumpcorp’s nothing but a playground bully punch him back a few times an he’ll back down and try something else. Bernie’s already called Trumpcorp out a few times.

WindDancer13

Pretty sure that Bernie would not be left sputtering like Biden would. Trump has a long list of unkept promises for Bernie to use against him, which is a direction that I have only seen him take. the others seem to only dwell on Trump being a loud mouth.

humphrey

humphrey

polarbear4

woooo hoooo. let’s get this happening all around the world!

Tyrannocaster

Sorry; Corbyn has been terrible. I was really excited for him at first, but I follow British politics and he has been just terrible; nobody knows where he stands on anything. He should be in the Democratic leadership, where he wouldn’t stand out.

humphrey

WindDancer13

Very short, but a good primer on tariffs (in case someone is crowing about Trump’s deal making prowess or accomplishments):

WindDancer13

Taxpayers are subsiding private prisons. Petition from my email with link:

It is as simple as this: No tax breaks for Trump’s private prison pals.

The Trump administration sends taxpayer dollars to private prison companies that lock up thousands of immigrants, including mothers and children, in substandard, inhumane conditions. These companies are making millions of dollars even as reports of abuse, violence, unhygienic conditions, lack of health care, and rape and sexual abuse are rampant in detention centers all over the country.1,2

Most of these prison companies are structured as real estate investment trusts (REITs), which allows them to pay taxes at the individual – not corporate – rate.3 It’s bad enough that taxpayer dollars allow private prisons to profit off human rights abuses. They shouldn’t get a tax break, too.

Tell Congress: End tax breaks for private prisons. Click here to sign the petition.

Sen. Ron Wyden just introduced legislation to bar private prison companies like CoreCivic and GeoGroup from dodging taxes by incorporating as REITs. It would force them to pay the corporate rate and strike yet another blow against their unconscionable business model.4 That is why we are standing with our friends at DailyKos, Color Of Change, BYP100, Mijente, Americans for Tax Fairness and the Franciscan Action Network to demand that Congress act on this legislation immediately.

More than 60% of incarcerated immigrants are held in private prisons built by GEO Group and CoreCivic.5 These corporations are set up as REITs, not as regular corporations, in order to pay lower taxes and rack up even bigger profits. Private prison companies are increasingly planning to build prisons and then lease them to governments as activists fight for bans on corporations operating private prisons.6 Stripping these companies of their “real estate” tax dodge strikes at the heart of that plan.

To maximize profits, private prison companies advocate for increased incarcerations, unreasonably strict parole and release laws, harsh anti-migrant policies, and a mandatory minimum of immigrants held in detention in their facilities. For-profit prisons are also incentivized to advocate for laws that reduce the basic rights, benefits, and entitlements inmates receive while in prison. Already, our activism helped force Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and other big banks to stop financing private prisons, and now we have a major opportunity to stand in solidarity once again with the thousands detained in horrific private prisons.

WindDancer13

Ah, okay, now I get the Betsy Ross comments I have been seeing.

Nike pulls ‘Betsy Ross flag’ sneaker line following concerns about associations

Nike has pulled a new line of Independence Day-themed sneakers following criticism surrounding the inclusion of the 13-star ‘Betsy Ross flag’. It has been widely reported that the decision was prompted by a private complaint to Nike from Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback and political activist.

The Air Max 1 USA included the flag, which shows white stars arranged in a circle over a blue background, on their heels. The flag’s name relates to the Philadelphia seamstress popularly credited with creating the design at the request of George Washington. The problem is, the historical flag was later adopted for use by the American Nazi party and, in recent years has started cropping up in association with racist ideologies, specifically in relation to the Ku Klux Klan. [emphasis added]

magsview

I didn’t know that either until yesterday. A real shame when hate groups corrupt symbols like that.

WindDancer13

I wonder how long it will be before they subvert apple pie to their cause. After all, they tried it with milk.

Note: For anyone who does not know about the milk, there have been tons of videos showing white supremacists chugging milk because of a study that came out indicating that North Europeans had a better tolerance for milk that other cultures. So these immigrants use milk to show that they are somehow better than others.

WindDancer13

This is a blurb from Mother Jones (from email) in their “good news” sending. The original story is covered at WaPo.

While it is nice to know that there are neighbors helping neighbors, the problem is that this situation should not exist at all. What it makes me think of is that action keeps people from begging on the streets and so keeps the real conditions of poverty out of view.

This is what the elite consider “good” news:

A pantry for others. Think of a Little Free Library, a wooden set of shelves from which neighbors can share books. Now think of a similar outside box with canned goods to help less-fortunate neighbors. That’s the idea behind Little Free Pantries. More than 600 have sprouted up across the United States in the past three years, and they’ve appeared in Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand as well. “Addressing food insecurity takes a lot, and this is another pretty innovative piece to the puzzle that meets a really local need where it exists,” says Tim McDermott of the Virginia-based nonprofit Feed More, which gathers, prepares, and distributes food.

Note: There are over 150 soup kitchens in NYC alone. I will have to look up again how many food pantries are also located there but it was higher than the number of soup kitchens (some are combined).

magsview

I did a little searching for second quarter individual donors, and this is what I found so far:

525,000 Bernie Sanders
284,000 Pete Buttigieg
256,000 Joe Biden (since April 25th)

polarbear4

I have to say, she impresses me here.

WindDancer13

Bernie on Twitch now: Immigration Roundtable in Des Moines, Iowa (4:18 pm est)

Watch live video from Bernie_Sanders on http://www.twitch.tv

polarbear4

WindDancer13

Just started (5:15 pm est) on Twitch…Nina:

Nina Right Now: Senator Turner Responds to Middle Ground Media Bias
https://www.twitch.tv/bernie_sanders

Oh, well, it was rather short, but the chat was good because the Trumpers had slunk off. You can check the replay though.

polarbear4

sweet vid

humphrey

A happy supporter.

humphrey

WindDancer13

Pass this along

Presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama raised at least $32.5 million in the second quarter of 2007, topping his first quarter effort by nearly $7 million, the Illinois Democrat’s campaign announced Sunday.

Source: Obama raises $32.5 million, thought to be a Democratic party record

Clinton Campaign Officially Estimates Record $27 Million 2nd Quarter Haul; Says Obama Will Have More Source: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/clinton-campaign-official_b_54187

Both are 2nd quarter 2007, same time frame as now.

It looks like HRC’s 2nd quarter 2015 was about $41-45 million, but billionaires were tapped out by then probably.

Third quarter 2005:
Clinton raises $28 million but Sanders’ haul is too close for comfort (Bernie has 26 million) Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/hillary-clinton-campaign-raises-28-million-in-third-quarter-214312

magsview

Yay

humphrey

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magsview

This was bound to happen. I certainly hope he stays safe.

humphrey

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magsview

I imagine that there would be quite an uproar if they even try to pull that off on Katz’s behalf.

humphrey

humphrey

I wouldn’t call it a surprise since this is what the machine does.💩

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/nyregion/katz-caban-recount-queens.html

In Surprise, Katz Pulls Just Ahead of Cabán in Queens D.A. Primary.

Tiffany Cabán’s 1,100-vote lead evaporated after the count, putting Melinda Katz 20 votes ahead in the hotly contested primary.

The Democratic primary for district attorney in Queens, a race that drew nationwide attention, was thrown deep into uncertainty on Wednesday after a count of roughly 6,000 paper ballots flipped the primary-night result.

Tiffany Cabán, a 31-year-old public defender, saw the evaporation of an almost 1,100-vote lead over Melinda Katz, the Queens borough president. Ms. Katz had the backing of unions and local political leaders, while Ms. Cabán received support from prominent members of Congress.

Mr. Goldfeder said he intended to challenge a decision to invalidate 2,000 affidavit ballots just before the count. The Board of Elections would not release any information until the election results were certified but confirmed that there would be a recount.

Benny

Benny

humphrey

I guess repetition is flattery.😁

Benny

Indeed! Patriotism is big with me at this time of year.

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