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Benny

If you are wanting to get live of the crowds right now, Global News has a livestream too:

Benny

While the crowd waits for the first speakers, “America” is being played. The song,not the video.

polarbear4

I thought it was supposed to start at 8–haha–must have been a tweet from someone volunteering. I was worried he was keeping everyone waiting.

Benny

Now they are playing “Disco Inferno” which has the lyrics, Bern Baby Bern!

polarbear4

This has already happened, right?

bernin
bernin

Starts at 11:30am today.

polarbear4

Ahhhh. phew! thx.

Benny

James Madison HS where Bernie went to school.

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Benny

Jane Sanders on the stage now.

Benny

I want that Bernie flask!

wi60

wonder if its duo cold /warm? Thats gotta be brand new not on his store webpage yet

Benny

CNN is airing some of the rally live. MSDLC…not so much.

polarbear4

VP Nina! Woo hoo! Your home grown senator has shown throughout his life, his measure….

Benny

Nina’s got the crowd fired up!

polarbear4

Oh i’m so glad Shaun is for Bernie!

Benny

Awesome!!!

Benny

Love it that Shaun is telling Bernie’s Chicago story. Most of it is from his article last year.

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Benny

Bernie came out against apartheid in South Africa before it was popular to do so, and now that same thread is running with the Palestinian people.

Benny

And how Bernie stood with Erica Garner.

I miss her.

Benny

wi60

If a bird lands on his podium again during this campaign its a sign we best not ignore.

WindDancer13

Like the person who said that the bird thing was a staged trick? Some people have no soul.

WindDancer13

Four streams open at 12:45:
Global Network 2,111 viewers
WaPo 9,022 viewers
Secret Media Network 122 viewers
Bernie Sanders channel 14,361 viewers

No telling how many are watching on other channels or will watch later on YouTube through various sources. Something to keep an eye out for when MSM says only 122 listened.

Benny

And no telling how many on C-SPAN 3

WindDancer13

I don’t have C-Span 3 or I would open that one also. I am “liking” them all just for carrying the rally.

polarbear4

c-span seems to be playing it way late.

WindDancer13

I don’t know how it works, but my cable sub does not include C-Span 3. I think I do have the regular C-Span and maybe 2 though.

polarbear4

I’m just on teh intertubes. :O)

WindDancer13

Lol, so am I. However, my cable still restricts what is available for me to watch. I only have the basic sub so I could get a better price on my Internet cost.

Benny

Me too, but for some reason they opened the tubes on this particular broadcast.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

CNN Headline has been showing it uninterrupted since Senator Sanders got on stage.

polarbear4

Yay.

WindDancer13

Thanks! Found it…Now have CNN and Bernie channel in stereo. Lol

polarbear4

Yeah, prolly good to let cnn know we’re watching. my page is “expiring” in 41 seconds tho (cnn). s’ok.

WindDancer13

Yes, I just got cut off from that feed also. So, they don’t really want us to hear Bernie, do they?

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

I am watching on cable (pet-sitting for people who have that) so watching on CNN. I’ve heard that MSNBC is showing it on cable as well.

Streaming on YT WaPo channel has had no interruption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XUeFu_wkok

wi60

I was shocked that they carried it uninterrupted and didn’t go to the Trumpcorp rally

Benny

Bernie is electric!

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polarbear4

Love his optimism!

Benny

Bernie Sanders kicks off 2020 campaign with rally in his native Brooklyn

Hundreds of hardcore Bernie Sanders supporters braved the snow in Brooklyn Saturday to hear the presidential hopeful kick off his 2020 campaign.

The Vermont senator headed to Brooklyn College to host a rally, which was scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. ET., during a winter snowstorm in his native New York.

Armored with snow boots and hats while clutching coffee and signs like “Hindsight is 2020,” Sanders stalwarts lined the surrounding blocks hours ahead of the event, while a reggae band played live.

“He’s fighting against the billionaire class. I think we need a revolution of working people to take power back from the financial oligarchy that is really running this country right now,” supporter Alan Akrivos told ABC News before the rally, adding that he liked that Sanders’ campaign did not take money from corporations or big oil companies.

As he did in the 2016 campaign, Sanders says he will run a grassroots campaign. His supporters donated $6 million in donations within 24 hours of his 2020 campaign announcement.

“It’ll be stronger, it will be involving more people, it will be more diverse,” Sanders said on ABC’s “The View” on Friday.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Hundreds? Quad is full.

BTW, that looks like “plaid shirt guy” behind Senator Sanders to the left!

Benny

No one has talked about the prison industrial complex system when it comes to criminal justice system. No more private prisons, no more profiting from prisoners, no more incarcerations of poor people because they cannot afford cash bail.

Benny

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Good to hear Bernie speaking about his own history. He isn’t too inclined to toot his own horn, but it is important for people to understand where he comes from.

Benny

polarbear4

we have an enormous amount of work ahead of us. And we’re here for it!

polarbear4

“if we stand together, believing in love and compassion….”

polarbear4

Too short!

polarbear4

Benny

Trump is talking about that at CPAC. What a contrast.

WindDancer13

The Bernie Sanders channel (shows 54,606 views) has the whole video up already, and the trolls are out in the comment section.

Benny

WindDancer13

Did he really move further left, or are we just listening better?

wi60

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first estimate between 10 and 20k

polarbear4

OK. so keeping rally commentary here.

polarbear4

WindDancer13

I often watch Lawrence and have been ridiculed for watching anything MSNBC, as if being close-minded is a good thing. Lawrence has quite a few really good, thoughtful pieces. That does not mean that I do or have to always agree with him or any others who I listen to.

polarbear4

jcitybone

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/03/bernie-sanders-campaign-rally-brooklyn

The struggles Bernie Sanders engages in and values he espouses can be traced back to his experiences in Brooklyn. Sanders only attended Brooklyn College for one year, leaving home for the University of Chicago after his mother died. But he’s been a champion of the free college education he received there and has featured it in his 2016 and 2020 platforms. Since the 1970s, New York and its university system have retreated from their promise to provide free higher education and the path to cultural, educational, and career advancement. Sanders will no doubt remind the city of its better self.

Jews have no monopoly on the theory and practice of radicalism and social justice. Think of the progressive Baptist tradition, which saw social justice and human liberation as a mandate of the Gospel, and helped shape the vision of Martin Luther King Jr; the liberation theology of Archbishop Oscar Romero and the socialism of Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker movement; the Islamic Zakat traditions concerned with equitable distribution of wealth and the general good. Each exists and often combines with its philosophical and political neighbors.

Today, we take time to honor the Jewish style and strain of progressive thought that permeated New York in the first two-thirds of the twentieth century and that inspired the generous political vision of Bernie Sanders, his campaign and the revolution rising around it.

Pictures from Bernie’s childhood

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Leu2500
Leu2500

Good. I wanted to know how he did. Outside, In the cold & snow. V. Kamala Harris in LA. Ny Times reports that *her campaign* reported over 20,000.

polarbear4

Ended up at <200k on FB. Have to switch to phone for link.

Benny

Which is good for her, considering it was a balmy 65 degrees and sunny. Bernie has true grit just as his supporters do!

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magsview

Wow, did New York State move up the registration deadline again? That’s crazy to have to register by May 19th (of this year)!

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humphrey

LOL The blackout continues.

I just scrolled through the twitter feeds of the NY Times and the Washington Post.
This is the only reference to Bernie’s rally that I could find.

Benny

Weigel will do a write up later. He tweeted during the event and he was on C-SPAN for a few minutes to give his account of the rally.

humphrey

orlbucfan

T and R, LD!! The young folks hold the power just like 4 years ago. 🙂

jcitybone

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2019/03/02/election-bernie-sanders-2020-president-iowa-caucus-des-moines-council-bluffs-city-campaign-events/3036152002/

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will host rallies in three of Iowa’s largest cities next week, just days after launching his second campaign for president.

After a second place finish in the Democratic party’s nominating contest in 2016, the Independent senator is hoping to stand out in this year’s crowded field of Democratic contenders.

Sanders plans a three-day swing through Iowa this week:

March 7. Council Bluffs
March 8. Iowa City
March 9. Des Moines

humphrey

A few additional details:

Thursday, March 7
Council Bluffs: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) rally at Mid-America Center’s Exhibition Hall, 1 Arena Way. The event is free and open to the public, though RSVPs are encouraged.

Friday, March 8
Iowa City: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) rally with University of Iowa Democrats and Young Democratic Socialists of America at the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union,125 N. Madison St. The event is free and open to the public and RSVPs are encouraged.

Saturday, March 9
Des Moines: 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) rally at Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave. The event is free and open to the public, though RSVPs are encouraged.

humphrey

Important fact for those voters living in New York.

humphrey
polarbear4

Benny

Chuck Todd isn’t a visionary but let’s hope it comes to pass in 2020.

humphrey

My warped mind made me post this.😏

polarbear4

😂

orlbucfan

Ankle biters to the rescue! humprey’s just being ornery—again! LOL 🙂

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orlbucfan

T and R, LD!! Wow, what a contrast to 4 years ago when he announced in DC. 🙂

polarbear4

Haha. Brave man.

jcitybone
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jcitybone

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-democrats.html

Many of the words Senator Bernie Sanders used in Brooklyn on Saturday as he kicked off his second run for president were familiar: “revolution,” “economic justice,” “prison-industrial complex.”

But one word was not: “I.”

“I was born literally a few miles away from here,” he told the crowd.

“I lived in a three-and-a-half-room rent-controlled apartment,” he thundered.

“I was educated proudly in high-quality public schools,” he said.

During his last presidential campaign, and throughout his political career, Mr. Sanders has offered a policy-focused message almost entirely devoid of personal details. At Saturday’s rally, however, he did something new: He talked about himself.

“I know where I came from!” he shouted as his supporters roared. “And that is something I will never forget.”

It was a drastic shift for Mr. Sanders, 77, and part of a broader campaign strategy that is centered in part on persuading the Vermont senator to reveal more of his personal story. His advisers are hoping that in telling voters more about himself, as he did at the rally on the Brooklyn College campus and as he planned to do on Sunday in Chicago, Mr. Sanders will offer voters not just his now-familiar policy positions but also a glimpse into the upbringing that shaped them.

But it was his personal story — against the backdrop of a snow-covered college campus — that drew the loudest cheers.

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polarbear4

Yeah. Glad. Was surprised he tapped Harry Reid’s staff, but progressives often start where they can.

jcitybone

This Times article is not so subtly slanted against Bernie, especially that not so subtle closing at the end, but it does give some info about what went on with the campaign resignations. Seems like Bernie and Jane’s instincts were spot on. Even though the Times was oh so concerned about the consultants,

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/us/politics/bernie-sanders-president-2020-brooklyn.html

But just days into Mr. Sanders’s second run, his contempt for mainstream party politics and tactics obscured a rollout that brought him $10 million in the first week of the campaign.

Last Monday, the day before he began his candidacy, Mr. Sanders arrived at a Burlington studio with a script for the announcement he had crafted himself that reflected his longstanding stump speech. “Our campaign is about taking on the powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life,” he said, speaking in front of a screen with an image of a superimposed bookcase.

Mark Longabaugh, Julian Mulvey and Tad Devine — Mr. Sanders’s media consultants and three of his top advisers from the 2016 race — were informed only at the last minute of the change of plans and they were enraged, according to Democrats directly familiar with the episode. They had produced a much shorter video with higher production value.

But Mr. Sanders and his wife did not like how he appeared in the video and were uneasy with some of the content that did not feel true to his unvarnished message, these Democrats said.

The Sanders’s instincts served them well, at least in terms of how the spot would be received by his supporters: A blast email on the day of his announcement with the text from the do-it-yourself ad drew an enthusiastic response. Even though there was no direct fund-raising request in the ad, it helped Mr. Sanders raise a record $6 million in the first day of his campaign.

But it marked a humiliation for his consultants, who quit after concluding that Mr. Sanders was not willing to empower them.

“At the end of the day, he is still an old white man,” said Tracy Sefl, a veteran Democratic strategist and formerly a senior adviser to the super PAC Ready for Hillary. “So there are lots of other things that he wants to talk about besides those parts of his identity.”

magsview

Tracy, what a bitch you are! (wow)

polarbear4

https://twitter.com/the_bernie_bro/status/1102059230175977473?s=20

Not sure how well respected Tom Watson is, anyway.

jcitybone

Best to avoid these kind of people. Especially since he doesn’t even make sense.

polarbear4

Yeah. Thought maybe he was influential in some circles.

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magsview

I saw some of Bernie talking online. It was great. Saw lots of twitter comments. Most were positive.

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