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Oh my! What will Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid have to say about this?


My guess is that Joy Reid didn’t major in Geography.




Joy isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer:


It is good that she is getting raked over the coals for her tweet. It is about time as she is in Louise Mensch territory.



I buy neither as their are to many mom and pops in my area that do a great “za” compared to these corporate box giants.


I don’t think that this is the correct way to clean up Wall Street.


He didn’t last very long.

But I can’t say that I blame him.


Well Spicer could only tolerate so much I guess

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Oops! Say it ain’t so Donald!


More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The nearly 340 workers clocked out after their final shifts at Carrier’s gas furnace factory. Another wave of 290 workers will be let go by Dec. 22 under a timetable the company announced in late May.

Carrier announced in February 2016 that it would close the Indianapolis plant and cut about 1,400 production jobs in a move expected to save $65 million annually by moving furnace production to Mexico.

Trump repeatedly criticized Carrier’s Mexico outsourcing plan. Weeks after Trump won the election, Carrier announced an agreement brokered by the president-elect to spare about 800 jobs in Indianapolis, where the company has pledged to keep nearly 1,100 jobs.

But some 600 jobs are still being eliminated by the outsourcing.

Although Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the former Indiana governor, have been credited with saving Carrier’s Indianapolis factory, employees don’t have a sense of much job security, said Robert James, president of United Steel Workers Local 1999, which represents plant workers.


And this is where we make common cause with Trump voters, if we can.


Tom Perez is doing “ONE HECK OF A JOB”!


The Democratic National Committee (DNC) added $200,000 to their now $3.3 million debt in June, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission report, falling further behind Republican fundraising efforts.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outpaced the Democrats in fundraising in June by over $8 million, raising a staggering $13.5 million compared to the DNC’s $5.5 million.

Unlike the Republican debt-free committee, the DNC typically goes into debt during election seasons, but it currently remains far behind the GOP financially.


Well when your message is flatter than a dead mans EKG do your expect money to flow in ?


It is too late to vote in the survey but the results are interesting.


One of my senators, Blumenthal, also signed on to this AIPAC piece of crap:

Rubio, Nelson, Wasserman Schultz Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel

Good news! We’ve finally found a bipartisan issue that has united Democrats and Republicans across the state of Florida! Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have signed on to support a bill alongside Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Frederica Wilson, and other Florida Democrats.

Unfortunately, they’ve all rallied around violating the First Amendment by making it a felony for people or companies to support a United Nations-led call to boycott certain businesses within the state of Israel. People caught supporting similar Israeli boycotts could face anywhere from a $250,000 fine to 20 years in jail. The bill was reportedly drafted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington.

America’s BDS law is an attack on far more than free speech

But the efforts to stymie boycott efforts in the United States and elsewhere — similar legislation has popped up in Europe — are far more sinister than just restricting the free speech and political expression of American and other supporters of Palestinians. Its true purpose is to block one of the few remaining legitimate, nonviolent tactics Palestinians have for achieving national self-determination and individual rights.


They don’t called it FloriDUMB for nothin’! (Snort!)


Democratic state attorneys general urge Trump to keep DACA, say it has boosted economy

Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 to allow immigrants brought to the United States as minors to legally work and live in the United States.

Under Trump, the government has continued to renew DACA holders’ work permits and issue new ones. But Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told lawmakers last week that the program might not survive a legal challenge.

After Trump won I attended a peace rally in my city where a Dreamer was one of the speakers.

She was brought here as a young child, is now 17 or 18, and she was so scared about being deported. She started to cry a bit as she spoke. She’d been to DC to speak up on the matter in the past, so she knows the authorities could find her easily.


Better than being silent but it will undoubtedly fall on deaf ears.


And, especially after a long week, it’s nice to find something to smile about.


In case you don’t do twitter, underneath the pics Bernie says, in what might be a reply to Sasha Bruce at Youthwork (think it’s from snapchat):


“At first I was apprehensive, but then the kids told me this hand gesture is for peace and love and I’m all for that.”


I have no idea what the ramifications of this will be. It is not likely good.

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