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polarbear4

T&R, mags. :0)

polarbear4
Don midwest
Don midwest

good point

have not read the article yet, but recently saw someone point out that governments provide the support of the commons

or not

humphrey

Off topic. This brief video made me thing of someone. Click on video to see who.

polarbear4

Well he looks a little like jcitybone’s dog,and his name is certainly famous around here. :0)

jcitybone

Yep he does, but I think the answer is Benny ?

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orlbucfan

He looks a little bit like LD/JD’s pup. 🙂

polarbear4

I was thinking that too, since his name is Benny, but Humphrey sez no. 🤨

humphrey

Jcitybone is correct but all the responses were good.

polarbear4

When I said his name is certainly famous that’s what I meant too. The meaning, the dogs name is Benny. ?

Benny

Has anyone seen “A Dog’s Purpose”? I found it endearing.

wi60

Excellent movie!!!!

humphrey

In another dog related topic.

polarbear4

Wow. ??❤️

polarbear4

I have trouble copying block quotes but an interesting argument against Sander’s plan to tax Amazon, etc., to pay for workers’ benefits.

Based on several arguments:

Neither Federal taxes nor taxpayers pay for government spending.

Public assistance should not be framed as a private public partnership.

Sanders plan is still a subsidy.

And he has a four part remedy at the end of the article that he hopes a Bernie staffer reads. :0)

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/08/not-wildly-enthusiastic-sanders-plan-tax-amazon.html

Maybe I’ll learn how to c&p paras….

TheLeftistheCenter

Im not sure Bernie wrote this one because he expects it to pass and more to high light the issue. There are way better ways of tackling this problem (raise minimum wage etc) but maybe none point their fingers at the largest most wealthiest companies as clearly.

humphrey

Maybe this will help.

In order to add a block quote. You first click on the “b” then copy and paste the desired information. Finally click on the “b” once again to close the quote.

polarbear4

I can do it on my computer, but I can’t seem to copy paragraphs on my phone. ? atAt least some of the time.

humphrey

With my fumble fingers I won’t even attempt to try that on my phone. LOL

LieparDestin

Hi friends, stuck at work but did notice a poll with Beto only down by one. I imagine someone will dig up a link soon enough!

humphrey

Unfortunately this is often their business method.and who ends up losing.

polarbear4

Oughta be a crime. Wonder if Warren would try to change that whole business model.

orlbucfan

Crappy ole Ronbo Raygun the Fascist gun in the west…..and a major curse on this country!! All this financial stealing, bribing, etc. took off like crazy when that yahoo and his cabal were elected. 🙁

Don midwest
Don midwest

sure hope so

humphrey

Could this enhance the “AOC” effect in the race against Michael Capuano?

Benny

The young Joe Kennedy is endorsing Capuano.

It’s a toss up to me. Capuano has been on board with MfA for awhile.

humphrey

Kennedy is not what I would call a model progressive. This endorsement adds to his establishment credentials. He likely was elected because of his name.

polarbear4

Yes. Oddly, he seems to have a neolib heart.

humphrey

If endorsements actually help this is a good thing.

Don midwest
Don midwest
TheLeftistheCenter

I think what she really has going for her at this point is even the Hillbots like that she would go after Trump for state laws violated, so after years off anti Trump fervor it may actually end up work for us in this case.

humphrey

I have my doubts that this was one of Trump’s foreign policy objectives. LOL

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russia-china-discuss-military-cooperation/

Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov has met with Head of the Joint Staff Department of the Chinese Central Military Commission Li Zuocheng in Moscow. During the negotiations, the army officials discussed expanding bilateral military cooperation.

“Today I offer to discuss the prospects of expanding and deepening our bilateral relations, including holding joint military exercises and exchanging opinions on the situation in the critical regions of the world,” the chief of General Staff said.

This is Li Zuocheng’s first visit to Russia, which, according to Gerasimov, shows the special nature of Russian-Chinese relations – comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation.

He noted that due to the efforts of Russian and Chinese leaders, the relations between both countries have reached a new, unprecedentedly high level, and have become a new key factor in achieving peace and international security.

polarbear4

Oh boy. Someone in his admin must’ve seen it coming.

humphrey

Doesn’t seem very ethical but after all she is a Republican.

orlbucfan

She is every bit as crooked and corrupt as Sick Rott plus she’s stupid. What a combination. Sure hope a few good ones win down here tomorrow. It looks like the governor’s race is now between Graham and AGillum. That is the big one that has everyone’s including the kept corporate media’s attention. Hubby and I will do our part tomorrow. Wish us luck! T and R, mags!! Please cheer up–we have your cyber back! 🙂 🙂

Benny

OBF, we’re relying on ya to drop by tomorrow night to give us input about the primary! T & R to you and all of the excellent bloggers at TPW!

wi60

Yep looking forward OBF’s take tomorrow and good luck

humphrey

The press has a funny idea as to what is very important.

orlbucfan

Sounds like the eternal corn cob the Orange Blob has stuck up his rear was irritating his hemorrhoids more than usual. 🙂

Don midwest
Don midwest
Don midwest

I posted this to an article by Kevin Gostola on one of Reality Winter’s attys about how you can’t really defend if tried indited under espionage act.

Reminder of the lies about Snowden coming back to face the music. Ha. He would be buried so deep in prison that we would never have heard about him again

AFTER REALITY WINNER’S SENTENCING, ONE OF HER ATTORNEYS SPEAKS ABOUT THE CASE

Question: why was my link blue? And why in the comment above was both the link and the quotation blue?

polarbear4

Linkie, prolly.

polarbear4

I wish I knew how to make this true.

Still, the more people say it….

Benny

This is an excellent article by Brianna Gray. Well researched, thoughtful.

Beware the Race Reductionist

Of course, race and class are so interwoven that any political project that aims to resolve one while ignoring the other does a disservice to both. As Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., presumptive leader of the progressive movement, put it this spring when I asked him about the never-ending race versus class debates: “It’s not either-or. It’s never either-or. It’s both.”

The fear that identity-based issues might be “thrown under the bus” in favor of more populist, “universal” policies is legitimate: The Democratic Party has certainly done as much in the recent past for causes less noble than class equality. But the irony is that anxiety over class reductionism has led some to defensively embrace an equally unproductive and regressive ideology: race reductionism.

If you’re #online, like I am, you’re probably already familiar with the main argument. It goes something like this: If a policy doesn’t resolve ra

cism “first,” it’s at worst racist, and at best not worth pursuing.

Benny

Benny

Then the HilBros can’t accept any criticism of the baroness….

polarbear4

Wow. We is still Berniebros.

humphrey

Glenn Greenwald likes her writing.

Benny

Interesting interview and profile of Glenn Greenwald in the New Yorker:

Glenn Greenwald, the Bane of Their Resistance

In the buildup to the 2016 election, Greenwald detected a conflict between actors defiantly contemptuous of American norms—the Republican Presidential nominee, WikiLeaks, Vladimir Putin—and the establishment forces that he hates, including the U.S. intelligence services, “warmonger” neoconservatives like William Kristol, and big-money Democrats. That August, in an Intercept article that used the word “smear” a dozen times, and ended with an image of Senator Joseph McCarthy, Greenwald argued that “those who question, criticize or are perceived to impede Hillary Clinton’s smooth, entitled path to the White House are vilified as stooges, sympathizers and/or agents of Russia: Trump, WikiLeaks, Sanders, The Intercept, Jill Stein.” He wrote that both Trump and Stein, the Green Party’s Presidential candidate, were being “vilified for advocating ways to reduce U.S./Russian tensions.” (Even though this article included Trump on the list of those being “smeared,” Greenwald told me that he had only ever invoked McCarthyism in reference to “Democrats who accused me and others like me of being Kremlin agents.”) After the election, he scorned those “screaming ‘Putin,’ over and over.” Later, on an Intercept podcast, he said that Democrats had embraced, without evidence, various “conspiracy theories” about collusion; American liberals were caught up in an “insane, insidious, xenophobic, jingoistic kind of craziness.”

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“I don’t think that, once Trump leaves office, we’re going to have a revolution in law where rich and powerful people are going to be held accountable in the way that poor people are.” Trump is a criminal, he said, surrounded by “fifth-tier grifters” who, under normal circumstances, would be “generating PowerPoints to defraud pensioners.” But most public expressions of distress about corruption in Trump’s circle struck him as a “pretense.” He said, “The people who hate Trump the most are the people who have been running Washington for decades. It’s not so much that they’re bothered by his corruption—they’re bothered by his inability to prettify and mask it.” Greenwald then made an analogy that placed a Trump associate like Manafort in the unexpected role of a racial-bias victim: “Let’s say there’s a city where drivers are driving recklessly, and lots of people are being killed because of it. And the police department decides that, from now on, if we see any black drivers speeding, we’re going to give them a ticket, but we’re going to let white drivers continue to speed with impunity.”

Also some interesting tidbits about his family.

Benny

Republican Poll Shows Tight Race for Senate in MT

Republican Matt Rosendale led Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester by 2 points, within the margin of error, in a Republican poll of the race conducted this month.

Rosendale, the Montana auditor, was ahead, 47 percent to 45 percent, in the survey conducted by WPA Intelligence for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Five percent were undecided. Rosendale won the GOP nomination in June to take on Tester, who’s running for his third term. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Tilts Democratic.

WPAi also tested the favorability of both candidates. Forty-four percent of likely voters had a favorable impression of Rosendale, while 46 percent had an unfavorable view of him. Forty-nine percent had a favorable view of Tester, while 46 had an unfavorable view of him.

polarbear4

Tester. Was once inspiring.

humphrey

He is not exactly a duplicate of Bernie but there are quite a few that are much worse than him.

Benny

Did Trump ask if they brought Obama’s birth certificate?

Generally, I don’t pick on Melania, but I couldn’t resist on this one.

wi60

Or offer them a job at Mara Lago ?

humphrey

It looks like a win for Betsy DeVos and a loss for students.

polarbear4

Wonderful.

Benny

At least he blasted Mulvaney.

humphrey

It is a good thing there there are some good judges around to inhibit this out of control administration.

Benny

Carper is not that good of a speaker. Bankers must really love him though.

humphrey

Jamarl’s outlook one the latest from the DNC.

TheLeftistheCenter

What bothers me is Jamal seems to completely forget how the supers were used as a weapon by adding them at every state so often even if Bernie won, they made it looked like he lost, they had a huge psychological effect by making her look inevitable.

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