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Benny

“This is the second-largest agriculture district in the country, their backs are against the wall, and they’re not being represented right now. That gets me fired up.” –@JDScholten https://t.co/aQm83gweo7

— David Dayen (@ddayen) August 7, 2019

magsview

What a fun thread!

Here’s another one.

magsview

wi61

but but warren is drawing larger crowds than Bernie at least according to the weapons of mass deception.

humphrey

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magsview

magsview

Benny

polarbear4

should Sema be worried?

Benny

Maybe.

polarbear4

Tyrannocaster

That’s only true as long as it’s true. He’s a politician doing poorly at the moment. They are drawn to the lightbulb of victory like it’s a bugzapper.

Benny

Another take on Bernie’s arcade fun in San Diego…

berniecats
berniecats

Hi all! Newbie here…but I’ve been a lurker since the old BNR at TOP. I really appreciate this site for all the great commentary and true dedication to a better world. Thanks!!

magsview

Awesome to see you berniecats! Welcome. 🙂

berniecats
berniecats

Thanks! I’m listening to the Bernie/Joe Rogan interview right now…seriously amazing:)

magsview

Overall the interview sounds like it’s getting an excellent review. Up over 2.6 million views so far! wow

Tyrannocaster

I didn’t even know who Rogan is. So I watched it without any preconceptions, only to find I was watching a horrible right-winger and should be ashamed of myself. Well, that’s what I read, anyway. Once again, Bernie has taken his message to *them* successfully. You really have to hand it to him.

berniecats
berniecats

I had no idea who Rogan was either, but it was a great interview! I know my kitties enjoyed it too. lol. I call them my pirate crew because Smitty only has three legs and Jack is blind in one eye:)

orlbucfan

Greetings berniecats. Post some pics of your kitties. We are a bunch of animal lovers on here. 🙂

berniecats
berniecats

They are the joy of my life! (besides Bernie!)

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berniecats
berniecats

Oops. Not sure how to rotate them:)

polarbear4

beautiful 💕🐱💕

polarbear4

awwww! i have a tripawd dog and a cat.

Tyrannocaster

It’s a *great* interview!

But watch out for my dogs, LOL.

polarbear4

we lurvs katz, especially berniecatz! welcome!

wi61

Indeed, welcome aboard berniecats

Benny

Welcome to the Nest!

magsview

WindDancer13

Changes in how domestic terrorism by white supremacists is tracked have muddied the waters and made it nearly impossible to nail down the numbers of incidents.

magsview

magsview

Oh my

Ex-Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein is taking time off from feuding with Bernie Sanders on Twitter to hang with billionaires and celebrities — including Jeff Bezos and his new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez — on David Geffen’s mega-yacht off the coast of Spain.

Geffen on Tuesday posted an Instagram of guests on the 453-foot Rising Sun, with the caption: “Having a great time in the Balearics.” Also on board were Thrive Capital founder Joshua Kushner and supermodel wife Karlie Kloss, K5 Global founder Michael Kives and his lawyer wife Lydia, and oil heir Mikey Hess.

While it may not rival the Gilded Age gatherings of Astors, Vanderbilts and Mellons, the assembled group has a net worth in excess of $120 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. And it could have been more. Oprah Winfrey was also on board last week, according to an Instagram posted on Friday.

To say that the elites have Bernie in their sites is a bit of an understatement.

WindDancer13

Dang! . . . off the coast of Spain. I was hoping for something a bit closer to the Bermuda Triangle.

magsview

Lol

orlbucfan

Can I throw up? What a bunch of lowlifes!

WindDancer13

Rogan asked Bernie about aliens. Here ya go:

Tyrannocaster

And Bernie gives a great interview with Rogan, so what does the NYM Intelligencer go with? Bernie Sanders Pledges to Reveal UFO Evidence If Elected President

*Almost* beyond belief.

orlbucfan

Tyrannocaster: do you comment on Naked Capitalism?

Tyrannocaster

Very occasionally. Surely you can’t think anyone else would create such an un-typeable name, LOL!

orlbucfan

Always associate you with the major raptor dinosaur. 🙂

polarbear4

Major raptor dinosaur guitar 😂

Tyrannocaster

Tyrannocaster = Tyrannosaurus + Telecaster
That’s where it came from. Well, could also include Stratocaster, too. I had some custom decals made for the headstocks of Fender clones, but they seemed too pretentious so I never used them, LOL.

magsview

magsview

Please follow student organizers in Ames @ISUforBernie so we can build momentum when classes start at the end of August!

polarbear4

One of the best threads. Gets better as it goes.

polarbear4

a sample.

Tyrannocaster

I know you get tired of me pasting my tweets here, but…

WindDancer13

Isn’t “Give me Biden or give me death” redundant?

Tyrannocaster

Oh, you noticed that, LOL! THEY didn’t.

wi61

Nope, I don’t tweet so I rely on others here to post twitter stuff…

polarbear4

i don’t get tired of you posting tweets. i do it too sometimes. 😊🦜🦜

WindDancer13

Lol, apparently this has upset some people:

Why Joaquin Castro’s tweet of a list of Trump donors is so controversial

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) is under fire for tweeting out a list of donors to President Donald Trump. Why the maneuver is so controversial isn’t entirely clear: It’s all information that was already public.


Some observers — and not just those across the aisle — cried foul on Castro’s tweet, arguing that it unfairly put the spotlight on Trump donors and potentially put them in danger by publicizing their names and professions.

“Targeting and harassing Americans because of their political beliefs is shameful and dangerous,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who blamed the weekend’s shootings on video games, in a tweet. “What happened to ‘When they go low, we go high?’ Or does that no longer matter when your brother is polling at 1%? Americans deserve better.”

The hashtag #ImpeachJoaquinCastro began to spread on Twitter.

But it isn’t as though what Castro tweeted out was secret information. Thanks to how campaign contribution laws work under the Federal Election Commission, it’s data anyone could look up.

This is, in part, a discussion about privacy and what level of publicity donors to political campaigns do and do not deserve. But it’s also a conversation about how much the president’s supporters should be held accountable for his rhetoric and its implications.

Castro isn’t backing down.

“No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that,” Castro tweeted in response to McCarthy. “All that info is routinely published.”


There have long been concerns about the president’s rhetoric and the ways in which it stokes racist and anti-immigrant sentiment. And it’s not just at rallies and on Twitter where Trump often warns about immigrants invading the United States or finds new migrant caravans to stoke fears about — it’s also part of his paid advertising plan.

As Thomas Kaplan at the New York Times pointed out, Trump’s reelection campaign has posted over 2,000 ads on Facebook using the word “invasion,” and generally, they’ve been about immigration. While the El Paso shooter has said his anti-immigrant beliefs predate Trump, it’s impossible not to notice the parallels: His reported manifesto says that his attack “is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

Donors to Trump’s campaign are directly fueling his advertising — they give to his campaign and then his campaign pays Facebook to run the ads. Whether they should be publicly shamed for it might be debatable, but that this is where their money is going is undeniable.

Castro said on Morning Joe that was part of the point. “My post was actually a lament. If you look at my language, I said that it’s sad that these folks, many of whom are prominent business owners in San Antonio, a city that’s about 65 percent Hispanic — their customers, the people that have made them wealthy, their employees, the people that have worked for them for years, many of those folks are Hispanic. And they’re giving their money to a guy who’s running ads talking about Hispanics invading this country.”

As usaul, Beau makes some good points:

Benny

Benny

BOOM!

Tyrannocaster

Now if she would do the same thing for him…but I can’t help thinking she’s going to play this one coy. I hope she doesn’t Liz Warren us.

polarbear4

she might. i’m thinking liz might be all for m4a bc aoc. or not. lol

Benny

Benny

Too bad I can’t be there to watch. I could have worn the souvenir hat I bought there last summer and wore on my SW vacation this summer!

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Benny

CNN has a video of Biden speech; it’s better than Biden’s team does (there is no audio on the YT they uploaded). Thought folks might be interested in seeing it.

humphrey

humphrey

wi61

Leave !!! Even though it may be legal to do so I wonder what his mental state is feeling the need to show off that much fire power in a public place. The people I know that CC have no need to show off like that. That’s all this guy is doing.

humphrey

humphrey

Benny

Marianne Williamson is on Fox News tonight.

polarbear4

nothing on her twitter. maybe i missed it.

humphrey

The Democratic Mayor in Boston in action.

polarbear4

Warren, be like Bernie and help this guy. maybe a bunch of us can @ her this tweet.

humphrey

humphrey

LOL

Benny

Just saw this on twitter. Will have to check her out more. I’m hoping Sirota or his wife can share some info.

humphrey

Benny

Even if he didn’t persuade many to vote for him, the conversations have been very civil and he wants to be their president too.

humphrey

Benny

Sigh….

humphrey

humphrey

Benny

The fundraiser is payback for the b/millionaires tax cut. Greed. Not jobs. I’m not a member of any of Ross’ fitness clubs, but I those who are may be stuck and may not be able to get a refund.

magsview

As far as I’m concerned, anyone, from either party, who solicits money at one of these Hamptons fundraisers should be automatically disqualified.

polarbear4

Remember when Benny gave us a short list of candidates to Support? Now they’re flying all over the place. It’s awesome, although I do wish we had a party for them to join that wasn’t the Democrats.

NY12 Congress

humphrey

polarbear4

God help them if they let Boris and Trump sign something.

humphrey

This sorta explains it I guess.🤔

polarbear4

Weigel for Tulsi? cuz that’s not an endorsement.

so Tulsi and Bernie must not be communicating well. she is likely not dropping out.m, or why demand this? Ugh

humphrey

Well Weigel does work for the Washington Post. Nuff said. I think that Gravel likes Tulsi’s foreign policy views but realistically she won’t be President.

Tyrannocaster

They really messed this up. The dual endorsement is okay, if a bit odd, but the way they rolled it out was misleading and confusing. Super unprofessional.

polarbear4

Tyrannocaster

Interesting how the Plains tribes’ culture has taken over pow-wow culture, isn’t it? And Lakota has become a lingua franca for announcements at pow-wows.

magsview

I didn’t know that.

polarbear4


almost had me.

humphrey

I will have to check out the site more often. It is a good parody location.😁😜

Tyrannocaster

MSDNC is probably the best parody site. Nate’s Liver can be good, but I really like MSDNC.

polarbear4

you think they’d be on their best behavior. Either that or they know something I don’t.

humphrey

This is the same person but a different source.

humphrey

polarbear4

she’s right.

polarbear4

humphrey

Oh no another Bernie Bro.

polarbear4

polarbear4

LOL.

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

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