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orlbucfan

Welcome back LD/JD. Hope you guys (gender neutral) had a fun trip. T and R, LD and the usual excellent TPW suspects (you know who you are)!! 🙂

magsview

Fall Campaign Season Begins With Biden Teetering Atop Democratic Field

Joe Biden sincerely did not understand the hullabaloo about a Washington Post story detailing how the former Vice President had mangled facts about U.S. soldiers and his own role in honoring them. For the life of him, he told his staffers on Thursday between campaign stops in South Carolina, he could not process why journalists, let alone the public, saw this as a problem. He had meant well enough, Biden told aides. The campaign wouldn’t dignify it with a proper statement.

When it came time to do two previously scheduled interviews on the road, Biden stood defiant against any suggestion that he did, in fact, have his facts wrong. He told The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., that he had the “essence of the story” right. And he told a Washington Post podcast that he saw nothing wrong with his retelling, despite having misstated his role at the time, the military branch of the hero, the year it took place and what actually happened.

The ability to defeat Donald Trump — the centerpiece of his campaign rationale — has become less sturdy as polls indicate other candidates, too, could beat the incumbent in a hypothetical match up. Biden remains the polling leader, although nowhere near as comfortably as when he entered the race in April and then had a rally-style kick-off in May. The once-perceived inevitable nominee has been proven as fragile as his critics warned.

But,

Unless — or until — his rivals coalesce in an anti-Biden bloc, he may be impossible to stop. Only candidates who win 15% support are eligible to win delegates to the nominating convention in Milwaukee. A brokered convention is entirely possible, which is why Buttigieg delegate chief George Hornedo has been aggressively working the phone with super delegates, who, in a twist of irony, may end having more power than in 2016 to actually decide the nomination. The rules changes passed after 2016 strip super delegates, the party insiders who can back anyone at the convention, of their votes on the first ballot. But if a brokered solution cannot be found, they may end up being called upon to sway the results. The fallout may be nothing short of chaos.

This is why Biden’s backers are trying to win the nomination outright, on that first ballot. Still, the last week shows just how fragile Biden’s advantages are at this moment.

The fall campaign will certainly test those advantages further still.

https://time.com/5665836/biden-fall-campaign-2020-democratic-nomination/

WindDancer13

I still think that story Biden told needs to be run through a plagiarism checker. When I was teaching, his story would have set off warning bells for me, and I would have spent the time trying to track the itch down.

If it could be found, it would solve a lot of our problems.

humphrey

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orlbucfan

Quite a few months left before ballots are cast.

WindDancer13

jcitybone

https://vtdigger.org/2019/09/02/the-roots-of-bernie-sanders-environmental-policies/

In the early 1990s, as a new congressman in Washington D.C., Bernie Sanders would escape to Vermont on weekends where he and his senior adviser, Anthony Pollina, drove around the state to meet with constituents.

During those hours in the car, the two shared ideas on environmental policy — seeds that form the basis of his recent $16 trillion plan to combat climate change.

In the late 1990s and the early 2000s, Sanders began to focus more on climate change and renewable energy.

While the Vermont independent was in the U.S. House, Bill McKibben, the environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org, said he would regularly accompany Sanders to town hall meetings in Vermont to talk about climate change and renewable energy solutions.

During President Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House, Sanders, then a senator, would fight against the controversial Keystone oil pipeline, which became a symbol of the battle over climate change and fossil fuels for many environmentalists.

“When we started the fight against the Keystone pipeline, he was the only senator willing to stand up to the Obama administration about any of this,” McKibben said.

David Blittersdorf, a renewable energy entrepreneur and engineer who founded AllEarth Renewables, said Sanders took bold steps to address climate change when former President George W. Bush was in office.

Over the years, Sanders has asked Blittersdorf, who has been involved in developing wind and solar energy for four decades, for his opinion on policy questions.

In 2007, Sanders brought Blittersdorf to Washington D.C., to testify in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on how “taking measures to reverse global warming can, in the process, create a new sector of the economy known as ‘green jobs.’ ”

“Bernie really has always gotten it,” Blittersdorf said. “He’s been there I think more strongly than three-quarters of our environmental organizations,” he added.

Pollina sees Sanders’ $16 billion plan to combat climate change as a logical extension of his evolution as an economic and environmental thinker.

“Bernie has been more and more willing over time to focus attention on the idea of having to protect the environment and realizing its connection to the economy and people’s lifestyles,” Pollina said.

“Economic issues and environmental issues coming together, from my point of view as well as his,” he added.

jcitybone
jcitybone

https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-bad-fact-checking/

As with the earlier fact check on inequality, The Washington Post is trying to use fact checking as an ideological weapon. Sanders is under attack not for making false statements, but for calling attention to facts that are politically unpalatable for those who are happy with the economic status quo. It’s unclear why the Post so often goes after Sanders in such a myopic fashion: The paper denies that its coverage is influenced by billionaire owner Jeff Bezos, but institutional bias can be more subtly grounded in factors like the economic class of the editors or the newspaper being embedded in elite Washington culture.

With these polemics-disguised-as-rebuttals, the Post is discrediting the entire journalistic genre of fact checking. This is dangerous in a way that goes beyond any damage it does to Sanders as a presidential candidate. In truth, Sanders has little to worry about. The fact checks are so ludicrous they are unlikely to sway any voters. What they are more likely to do is feed into a pervasive distrust of the mainstream media, which is bad for democracy.

WindDancer13

I am looking forward to the day that WaPo, the NYT and similar outlets become supermarket tabloids proclaiming about the latest two-headed cow.

wi61

Or the father of my child is from outer space 🙂

Tyrannocaster

My usual non-political contribution to the day:

Laura
Laura

A beauty! What is her breeding? Malinois? Belgian Shepherd?

Tyrannocaster

She’s a Belgian Tervuren. I’m not a snob though; I like all the Belgians. 🙂 (Even the rarely seen Laekenois, which has a curly coat.)

Laura
Laura

Never heard of those breed. Going tp look that right now!

jcitybone

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article234489177.html#storylink=cpy

The leading Democratic presidential campaigns are picking up their organizing in California as the race enters the fall. But most of the field is playing catch-up to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has the largest staff on the ground.

Sanders’ campaign says it now has 15 paid staffers in California, one of 14 voting on March 3, a.ka. Super Tuesday. They’ve already held more than 2,000 events statewide, including town halls, rallies and community organizing meetings, according to the campaign.

California Sen. Kamala Harris, meanwhile, has 10 full-time staffers in her home state, after announcing seven new hires earlier this month, including a state communications director, deputy state director and organizing director. Her team have also been hosting a series of volunteer organizing events around the state, hosted at local union halls.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden have been jockeying with Harris and Sanders for the top spot in recent opinion polls in the state. But until recently, neither had any paid staff working in California.

Warren just announced her first hire in California in late August. Her new state director, Nicole DeMont, will be based in Los Angeles.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/03/endemic-impunity-un-report-yemen-says-united-states-france-and-britain-may-be

A comprehensive and damning United Nations report released Tuesday said the U.S., France, and Britain may be guilty of complicity in war crimes for providing the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in its war on Yemen with logistical support and weapons.

“Five years into the conflict, violations against Yemeni civilians continue unabated, with total disregard for the plight of the people and a lack of international action to hold parties to the conflict accountable,” said Kamel Jendoubi, chairperson of the Group of Experts on Yemen, which was created by the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Following the attack, a bipartisan group of lawmakers including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren launched a new effort to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi-led assault on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of people and caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Washington Post reported late Monday that the lawmakers are working to bar the U.S. government from providing logistical support for the Saudi-led coalition’s air raids.

Sanders said in a statement to the Post on Monday that Congress has a responsibility to continue asserting its constitutional authority to bring U.S. complicity in the war on Yemen to an end.

“Now,” said Sanders, “we must use Congress’s power of the purse to block every nickel of taxpayer money from going to assist the Saudi dictatorship as it bombs and starves civilians in Yemen.”

polarbear4

now if only the msm would hammer it home like they do the silly stuff.

WindDancer13

THIS needs to be hammered home on every subsidy and assistance to anyone that comes from taxpayer money.

. . . we must use Congress’s power of the purse to block every nickel of taxpayer money from going to . . .

It IS taxpayer money, and we need to have a say in where it is spent. My preference is in anything that helps people rather than kill them.

humphrey

Only a small tip of the iceberg.

It is quite the read.

humphrey

There are no doubt many similar situations like this.

orlbucfan

Plenty of that business went down during Vietnam including all the dope runs used to pay for the supplies. We’re talking illegal drugs, too.

wi61

Anything to keep the MIC in profits, the toll on Humanity = collateral damage.

jcitybone

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/03/politics/ady-barkan-bernie-sanders-health-care-interview/

The future of health care in America has been the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. But liberal activist Ady Barkan, who is dying of ALS, believes the debate has been too shallow.

So, a few months ago, Barkan began asking the candidates to visit him in California for one-on-one conversations about their plans.

On Tuesday, Barkan’s Be A Hero PAC, working with NowThis News and Crooked Media, released his discussion with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the author and leading proponent of “Medicare for All” legislation. Sanders on Friday night teased a forthcoming plan his campaign said would cancel $81 billion in existing past-due medical debt. The nearly 10-minute video moves between policy and the personal stories of the two men, with Barkan asking Sanders about fatherhood — Barkan’s son was born shortly before his diagnosis — and an exchange about their legacies.

In his interview with Sanders, Barkan asked about the surge in “citizen advocacy” around health care expansion, and whether the senator was made to feel hopeful — or angry, because such steps are increasingly necessary.

“Both,” Sanders replied. “But I think the fact that people are standing up and fighting for justice right now will create the moment in the not-too-many years from now where people will not have to do that, where health care will be understood to be a right. What can we say other than it is cruel and insane that we have people who are on the GoFundMe websites in order to get funding for procedures that are life or death for them.”

polarbear4

🙌👍🦜

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/459706-sanders-spokeswoman-says-forthcoming-released-immigration-plan-helped-shaped-by-daca-recipients

The forthcoming immigration plan from Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is being shaped by three campaign staffers who are undocumented immigrants and recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to a campaign spokeswoman.

“We know that we can do better and I think that’s the greatest part of all is that we have people who are experiencing these struggles that are taking part in that plan,” Belén Sisa, who is also a DACA recipient, told Hill.TV on Tuesday.

She said the campaign expects to release its immigration plan “soon,” but did not specify a release date.

polarbear4

orlbucfan

That sure hasn’t fazed the FRightwingnuts and their cronies over here.

polarbear4

pls excuse if dupe. krystal goes off!

humphrey

polarbear4

awwww.

humphrey

polarbear4

this sounds exciting.

magsview

As long as it’s not used for evil? Very interesting though for sure.

Published on Nov 29, 2018
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. The plant is interfaced through its own electrochemical signals with a robotic extension that drives it towards light.

polarbear4

wow. i was thinking maybe an aid for troubled brains.

WindDancer13

Speaking of “troubled brains.”

Experiment:
Put an ice cream cone on each side of the stage with a screen in front of each. Lift one screen to expose one of the ice creams and see if Biden moves toward it. Hide that one and reveal the one on the opposite side of the stage. Does he move toward that one?

humphrey

WindDancer13

Well, that puts the Obama’s $15 M cottage to shame after his policies did the same to workers around the country.

humphrey

magsview

Yay for my home province!

humphrey

humphrey

magsview

The entire piece is excellent.

The Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet. It wasn’t until she’d had some distance that the vision of what she stands for came into focus.

“Now I understand that sustainable sovereign economies are needed to replace the system we support with our purchasing power,” she said. “Our ancient teachings have all of those economies passed down in traditional families.”

Together with other front-line leaders from Standing Rock, including Lakota historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard and Diné artist and activist Lyla June (formerly Lyla June Johnston), Angel began acting on this vision in June at Borderland Ranch in Pe’Sla, the grasslands at the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota. Nearly 100 Indigenous water protectors and non-Indigenous allies met there for one week to take steps to establish a sovereign economy.

The first annual Sovereign Sisters Gathering brought together women and their allies to talk about how to oppose the current industrialized economy and establish a new model, one in which Indigenous women reclaim and reassert their sovereignty over themselves, their food systems, and their economies.

“When did we as a people lose our self-empowerment? When did we wait for a government to tell us whether or not we could have health care? When did we wait for them to feed us?” Allard asked. “When did we wait for laws and policies to be created so that we could have a community? When did that happen?

We’ve given our power over to an entity that doesn’t deserve our power,” she added, referencing the modern corporate industrial system. “We must take back that empowerment of self. We must take back our own health care. We must take back our own food. We must take back our families. We must take back our environment. Because you see what’s happening. We gave the power to an entity, and the entity is destroying our world around us.”

I tell people that our first act of sovereignty is planting food,” Allard said. “Our first act is taking care of self. So no matter what we do, if we’re not taking care of self, we’ve already failed.”

These days, self-care is more important than ever, she said, with the accelerating climate crisis, something that Native people are acutely aware of and have seen coming for a long time. “We’re not worrying — we’re preparing,” she said.

Sacred Stone Village has installed four microgrids of solar power and have two mobile solar trailers used to connect dwelling areas that can also be taken on the road for trainings, and the neighboring town of Cannon Ball has opened a whole solar farm. They’ve been planting fruit trees and growing gardens, fattening the chickens, stockpiling firewood. And in some ways, life on the reservation is already a preparation in itself.

https://truthout.org/articles/the-women-of-standing-rock-are-building-sovereign-economies/

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humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

On the lighter side.😁😜 John Delaney actually has a supporter!

polarbear4

he’s got to be getting something for this….

magsview

I wonder what Bernie would do with DARPA and some of the other worrisome tech programs.

wi61

I look at it as the beginning of a Skynet scenario– best we don’t go their.

humphrey

magsview

magsview

With all the talk today about Manchin, I was reminded that Bernie won EVERY county in WV in the Dem 2016 primary. So, when I looked that up to verify, I was left wondering how the hell did Hillary get eleven delegates out of that?

And, then there’s how many she got at the convention:

Selina Vickers on How West Virginia Democrats Voted for Bernie But Ended Up with Hillary

In the West Virginia primary of 2016, all 55 counties voted for Bernie Sanders for President. But at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, the West Virginia delegation pledged its support to Hillary Clinton.

How did that happen?

If it were a democratic process, Bernie would have garnered 18 West Virginia delegates, Hillary 11 and West Virginia would have been in the Bernie column at the convention.

Instead, the vote at the convention went 19 votes for Hillary and 18 votes for Bernie.

There were eight superdelegates — Senator Joe Manchin, then Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Natalie Tennant, Elaine Harris, Pat Maroney, Belinda Biafore and Bill Laird.

Selina Vickers is a Democratic Party activist based in Beckley. She has been advocating for a more democratic Democratic Party.

“I’ve been told that Senator Manchin whipped those eight super delegates to give Hillary the win in West Virginia,” Vickers told This Week in Morgan County.

There was one super delegate dissenter.

But he was replaced before the vote was taken.

“Back in the Spring of 2016, our vice chair of the party was Chris Regan,” Vickers said. “He came out for Bernie Sanders. He has written about how Senator Manchin and Larry Puccio contacted him and demanded that he abandon that fight and vote for Hillary. He refused to do so. In June at the West Virginia state party convention, Chris was ousted and they put in somebody — William Laird — who just happened to vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Vickers said she heard Senator Manchin say at a meeting well before the 2016 primary that — “I told Hillary that we couldn’t deliver West Virginia to her in the general election, but we could deliver it to her in the primary.”

How self-defeating of the party! They pushed the one that couldn’t carry the vote in the general election over the one who’d won every single county in the primary??? WTH

AND, on top of that, it alienated a good number of the people who show up to vote. Manchin and his crew handed WV to Trump on a tarnished silver platter.

“People in West Virginia were so upset,” Vickers said. “Bernie was very popular in West Virginia, so many people worked so hard for him, and then they just Dem exited.”

https://morgancountyusa.org/?p=3588

magsview

A lot going on across the pond today. Interesting developments.

magsview

Corbyn brings up Trump.

polarbear4

WindDancer13

humphrey

Finally a logical explanation for all the mass shootings! /S

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/459763-evangelical-leader-suggests-teaching-evolution-contributes-to-mass-shootings

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said this week that the regularity of mass shootings in the United States stems from a “decades-long march” to drive “religion and God from the public square,” suggesting that the teaching of evolution has led Americans to treat each other like “dirt.”

“At some point, we have to realize as a nation that we have a problem,” Perkins, a former Republican Louisiana legislator, said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, just a day after a mass shooting in West Texas left eight people dead. “And the problem is not the absence of laws. It’s an absence of morality. It’s really the result of a decades-long march through the institutions of America, driving religion and God from the public square.”

“It’s time we talk about the result of the left’s systematic march through our institutions, driving religious expression from the public square,” he added.

WindDancer13

“It’s an absence of morality” all right, and it has nothing to do with god.

orlbucfan

I was wondering if this Prosperity Gospel/Religious Rightie freak was still around? POX on it/him.

magsview

Bernie Sanders talks health care and legacies with dying advocate Ady Barkan

The future of health care in America has been the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. But liberal activist Ady Barkan, who is dying of ALS, believes the debate has been too shallow.

So, a few months ago, Barkan began asking the candidates to visit him in California for one-on-one conversations about their plans.

On Tuesday, Barkan’s Be A Hero PAC, working with NowThis News and Crooked Media, released his discussion with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the author and leading proponent of “Medicare for All” legislation.

“In terms of your legacy, Ady, I think it will be very clear that even with the terrible illness that you’re struggling with right now, that you didn’t give up, that you understood that, especially given your illness, that you could play a significant in rallying the American people toward a sane and humane health care system,” Sanders said. “And I think you will be remembered in very, very wonderful ways as a man of great courage in doing that.”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/politics/ady-barkan-bernie-sanders-health-care-interview/index.html

(the 30 second mark…)

polarbear4

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orlbucfan

Stupid is as Stupid does.

magsview

jcitybone

Warren is also rising in that MC early state poll. She went up by 5 to 17 and Bernie went up by 4 to 21 (Biden down 1 to 32). In the National poll, Bernie stayed the same at 20, Warren up 1 at 16, and Biden down 1 at 32.
Second choice now for Biden voters is Bernie closely followed by Warren; for Bernie voters, it’s Biden closely followed by Bernie; and for Warren voters, it’s Bernie closely followed by Biden. Harris is a distant third for Biden and Bernie voters. She’s third but much closer for Warren voters. The race is really turning into a three-way contest. One advantage that Warren and Biden have is that they are much more popular as a second choice for Harris and Buttigieg voters than Bernie is.

jcitybone

https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-opposed-iraq-war-didnt-say-until-2005-2019-9

Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an NPR interview that he opposed the Iraq War shortly after it began in March 2003, but he didn’t publicly come out against it until 2005.

However, Biden didn’t publicly swing against the war until 2005 — two years after it began.

In July 2003, Biden — then the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — struck an optimistic tone on the war’s direction in a CNN interview.

“There are a lot of successes … We have town councils set up. There is actual nascent democracy beginning to flourish there. The oil fields didn’t get blown up. There is relative peace in the north,” Biden said.

NPR also reported that Biden staunchly defended his vote in an appearance at the Brookings Institution on July 31: “Nine months ago, I voted with my colleagues to give the president of the United States of America the authority to use force, and I would vote that way again today.”

WindDancer13

Yes, make sure the important stuff was protected, unlike . . . oh, you know . . . human beings.

The oil fields didn’t get blown up.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

No mention that Biden was the #1 Democrat working with his fellow war-mongers in the administration to lie us into invasion in the first place — just that he eventually allowed as that it might have not been such a hot idea.

humphrey

I am sure that there are plenty individuals who could be this John Doe!🤔🤨😮

humphrey

LOL Sometimes I have to think wonder if these tweets are parody or real.🤔

https://twitter.com/MSDNCNews/status/1168977865637060610

WindDancer13

I think the poster meant “endearing,” but “enduring” does mean that they aren’t going to go away.

Yeah, I am learning to check the name of the poster before I tear hair out.

humphrey

That damn spell check. lol

WindDancer13

Lol. I use to have to advise my students to not just grab the first spelling at the top of the spell check list. Instead of getting the correct spelling of “definitely, I got a lot a papers that had “defiantly” in the oddest places.

I believe that spell checkers have gotten a lot worse over the years. Almost 90% of the time, they come up with something totally unrelated to what I typed.

WindDancer13

Hmmm, interesting . . .

Beginning of the month and bill paying day tells me that the economy is NOT going to get better for us peons.

The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates on July 31, 2019. The prime rate followed suit by dropping to 5.25%. The prime rate is what credit cards use to calculate interest rates on the balance.

Therefore, I was a bit surprised to see that in spite a significantly lower balance on two of my cards this month (the other card payment is not due yet), the interest amount went up from last month.

In the credit card APR info, I discovered that the APR is based on the prime rate + margin. This was not what I originally agreed to when I got those cards many, many years ago, and I don’t know when it changed.

I am guessing that the margin is a forced tip to the credit card company. What it means in real terms is that people in the lower echelons are still going to bail out banks and corporations when there is a down turn in the economy. It will just be more insidious than the last time.

Keep in mind that banks and corporations are borrowing at a much lower rate than we are.

Just something to watch for as you prepare for the coming recession.

magsview

Is Bernie in Brooklyn tonight by any chance? Something is going on anyway.

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1eaKbAEOnOdxX

humphrey

magsview

polarbear4

jcitybone

Warren is adopting someone else’s plan again.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/459822-warren-adopts-inslees-climate-plan-as-part-of-2020-platform

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday announced she’s backing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s (D) climate plan as part of her platform in the 2020 presidential race, calling for the U.S. to achieve 100 percent clean energy within the next 10 years.

“Today, I’m embracing that goal by committing to adopt and build on Governor Inslee’s ten-year action plan to achieve 100% clean energy for America by decarbonizing our electricity, our vehicles, and our buildings,” Warren said in a Medium post Tuesday night. “And I’m challenging every other candidate for President to do the same.”

Warren had already announced plans on green manufacturing and public lands. She said in her Tuesday post that she was committing an additional $1 trillion over 10 years “to match Governor Inslee’s commitment, and to subsidize the economic transition to clean and renewable electricity, zero emission vehicles, and green products for commercial and residential buildings.”

WindDancer13

It sounds like a good time for Inslee to endorse . . . Bernie!

humphrey

I guess it is time to repeat this tweet. Only it deals with Inslee this time.

polarbear4

iirc, he has some nuclear in there. what a sham. hmmm? let me see, who’s plan can i pick next? she seems to be a bit in overdrive or something. feeling her poll driven oats.

polarbear4

ahh the climate roundtable.

jcitybone

https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Bernie-Sanders-in-NH-We-Are-Taking-on-the-Establishment-559303671.html

One town hall attendee asked Sanders, “How do you anticipate being able to beat the Democratic machine that seems to be trying to roll all over you yet again in this primary?”

“Yeah, we are taking on the establishment,” Sanders said. “And they are tough, they do not want me to be president of the United States. But I think there are a few million people who respectfully disagree with them.”

To make his point, Sanders referenced Jon Cowan, president of the centrist think tank Third Way, which Sanders calls the corporate wing of the Democratic party.

“He said ‘Bernie Sanders is an existential threat to the Democratic Party,'” Sanders said. “And I said, ‘You’re damn right I am. Because we are going to transform the Democratic Party.”

It’s a bold statement most Democratic candidates shy from — preferring to say they want to work with the Democratic Party. It’s still unclear which way primary voters prefer.

No one should underestimate Sanders. He has held onto his top-tier status throughout this campaign, and what’s unique about his base is they will not leave him and they will get out and vote.

jcitybone

humphrey

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humphrey

Oh My!

WindDancer13

Where are the guys in the white coats when you need them? Thee are two US military experts they need to pick up.

wi61

That’s really Skynet material, and it didn’t work out to well for humans

polarbear4

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humphrey

They also are doing it in Colorado,Tennessee and Arizona and who knows where else.

polarbear4

JHC

WindDancer13

I did not know this: If you have multiple gmail accounts, when on YouTube you can sign in to each one and “Like” a video. I wonder how many right wingers know that and use it to down vote anything progressive.

Meanwhile, this is great(and short).

jcitybone

Warren is going to attract more negative attention now that she’s rising in the polls.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/opinion/elizabeth-warren-2020.html?p=1

Warren did not argue that women should leave the labor force. Instead, she favored helping parents by providing them with school vouchers and school choice. “Fully funded vouchers would relieve parents from the terrible choice of leaving their kids in lousy schools or bankrupting themselves to escape those schools,” Warren and Tyagi wrote.

“An all-voucher system would be a shock to the educational system, but the shakeout might be just what the system needs,” they continued. This is exactly the argument that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses to support school choice.

Professor Warren also supported proposals to help families afford day care, but she opposed the approach that candidate Warren now advocates. Back then, she called taxpayer-funded day care a liberal “sacred cow”: “Any subsidy that benefits working parents without providing a similar benefit to single-income families pushes the stay-at-home mother and her family further down the economic ladder.”

Professor Warren supported ways to help make universities more affordable, but she opposed the sort of government subsidy proposals that candidate Warren now supports. “Are state governments supposed to write a blank check for higher education, allowing universities to increase costs with abandon?” she asked. “The more-taxes approach suffers from the same problem the more-debt approach engenders. It gives colleges more money to spend without any attempt to control their spiraling costs.”

“The Two-Income Trap” is filled with interesting and heterodox proposals. Warren supported many progressive policy ideas and many conservative ones. She wanted to eliminate the tax on savings. She opposed more government regulations on housing, because such regulations reduce the incentive to build more housing.

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Like this?

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am I getting punchy or is this funny?

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https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/joe-biden-donald-trump-l-013816298.html

Joe Biden is not the Democrats’ official 2020 rival to Donald Trump, but the former Vice President and the former Celebrity Apprentice host are squaring off like contenders when it comes to Los Angeles fundraisers this month.

Just under two weeks after the upcoming 10-candidate debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, nomination front-runner Biden will be making another Hollywood ATM swing through town on September 25 and 26. As the race narrows heading into the final months before the first primaries, the ex-veep again will be courting deep-pocketed West Coast donors who are sizing up how he’ll fare in a real race with the current POTUS.

According to an invite that went out on Tuesday, Biden will be attending an event at the home of Sean Burton, CEO of investment management firm Cityview, and his wife Teresa. Co-hosts of the event include Joe Waz, senior strategic adviser to Comcast Corporation, and his wife, Cynthia Telles, founding director of the UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence.

Tickets to the event start at $1,000 per person, with those who write a $2,800 check getting a photo with Barack Obama’s VP, and those who raise $10,000 listed as co-hosts.

Other co-hosts include Joshua Perttula, founding partner of Abington Emerson Investments, and his wife Kimberly, a management consultant.

Not planning to waste time in the Dem stronghold, and with some of the cash base of the party, the Biden campaign will be unveiling more events for the candidate’s visit in the coming days.

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Pahdon me, but does one eat caviar from a cone?

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I think that Kamala left out the word “hard” before labor in her tweet.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/31/gabbard_vs_harris_you_kept_prisoners_locked_up_for_labor_blocked_evidence_that_would_free_man_on_death_row.html?fbclid=IwAR3E_JHSfrHY4Hou9HAOa4enun7b0iZQRso1oDFXAlNBhwgPBzifX5nX-NI

GABBARD: I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country today. Now Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president.

But I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.

She blocked evidence — she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.

Underlining be me.😁😎

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for his birthday 🎂

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humphrey

Not sure how many of you remember Joe Btfsplk from the comic strip Li’l Abner.
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Joe Biden is a lot like him.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/459840-biden-campaign-says-it-will-return-money-given-by-lobbyists-following

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday said it would return the money recently given by lobbyists, the same day a report highlighted the thousands of dollars in cash donated to the campaign by members of the influence industry.

The campaign told The Hill that its policy is to return donations from federally registered lobbyists. The statement came in response to an inquiry following a report by The Associated Press that found lobbyists had given the campaign money despite a pledge from Biden not to accept such contributions.

The AP reported that at least six federally registered lobbyists, including representatives of Google, Lockheed Martin and pharmaceutical companies, gave the campaign about $6,000 in contributions. It found that two other lobbyists who registered just before donating to Biden’s campaign donated $5,750.

The campaign also received about $200,000 from employees of prominent lobbying firms, according to the wire service.

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