Daily Kos is currently running a petition against Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be appointed Secretary of State. It lists several very good reasons for denying Pompeo confirmation, and ends with: Pompeo is a xenophobic, pro-torture, climate-denying war hawk. If the Senate confirms him, it will be disastrous for U.S. diplomacy and would undermine progress on multiple continents for years. — www.dailykos.com/… Pompeo is among a sizable group of Republicans who have built their careers on outright xenophobia, focusing especially on hate directed towards Muslims. In many ways, his election the house and that of other Republicans like Steve King was a harbinger …Continue reading →
This past weekend, Peter Daou relaunched his site, Verrit, and after months of it being invisible (not to be confused with Indivisible), he got his biggest fan, former Democratic 2017 presidential candidate, Grandma The Baroness Clinton to endorse it.
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not …Continue reading →
This morning I had my invisible bee-keeper’s hat on while looking in the Villagers’ honeycomb at the other place. They adore their neoliberal heroines, Joy Ann Reid, Nanci Pelosi, and of course, former Queen Bee Clinton herself. Once in awhile, the baroness does something that hits the right notes of the middle class professionals (and to a certain extent, working class); in this instance, it was an address to conference attendees of American Library Association yesterday morning in Chicago. The Villagers posted a tweet to the CNN recording of Clinton’s speech, but as the speech was worth $125,000 pd by …Continue reading →
For the DNC, the fallout from the presidential primary is not yet over. In the conduct and management of the affairs and procedures of the Democratic National Committee, particularly as they apply to the preparation and conduct of the Presidential nomination process, the Chairperson shall exercise impartiality and even handedness as between the Presidential candidates and campaigns. The Chairperson shall be responsible for ensuring that the national officers and staff of the Democratic National Committee maintain impartiality and even-handedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process. — Democratic party charter/by-laws That section of the charter is the subject of a class-action …Continue reading →
Seems like all kinds of news on take out the trash day. The Washington Post reported a few minutes ago that someone familiar with the Russia probe has identified a WH official as “a person” of interest.