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It doesn’t appear that Nina is impressed.

magsview

I’m glad she brought up how last time the she and others were outnumbered right from the start, and how other than the super-delegate issue, the Bernie delegation was pretty much voted down on everything. I remember how all that went down too clearly.

I remember seeing a lot of that awful woman Neera Tanden, who seemed basically to be the representative of the Clinton wing and those corporate interests, sitting at the center of the rectangular table looking like she wanted to be anywhere else but there, and as soon as possible on each issue she and her minions would just vote it down and scoot.

I even remember at one point that Neera was resting her head on her hand looking as bored as possible as some passionate progressive panel member did everything they could to talk the Clinton wing over to voting with the Bernie wing. To no avail.

humphrey

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humphrey

Meanwhile at a protest against Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan.😮

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/14/protesters-begin-gathering-thursday-demonstration/5186937002/

Fight erupts at Michigan Capitol protest over noose; police take ax.

Lansing — Tension mounted at Thursday’s Michigan Capitol demonstration about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown orders when two protesters fought over a noose display, and police confiscated an ax.

A brief skirmish occurred when some protesters objected to another demonstrator’s display of a doll with a noose around its neck, along with an American flag, witnesses said.

Fight erupts at Michigan Capitol protest over noose; police take ax

Lansing — Tension mounted at Thursday’s Michigan Capitol demonstration about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s shutdown orders when two protesters fought over a noose display, and police confiscated an ax.

A brief skirmish occurred when some protesters objected to another demonstrator’s display of a doll with a noose around its neck, along with an American flag, witnesses said.

Other protesters objected to the noose display, worried it would depict the group as violent, protester Katie Rogowicz said.

A person snatched the flag away from the man and, when he tried to retrieve it, another protester pushed him to the ground, Rogowicz said.

“That wasn’t right,” she said about the actions against the man. “He has the right to do it.”

An individual involved in the incident had an ax that was given to law enforcement, police said. No one was injured.

Michigan State Police described the incident in a tweet as a fight in which “one demonstrator tried to take a sign out of another demonstrator’s hand. … The victim is a 60-year-old male.” No arrests were made, police said.

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la58

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/14/michigan-stay-home-order-capitol-protest-gretchen-whitmer/5188313002/

Protesters converged on the Michigan Capitol in Lansing on a rainy Thursday morning to demonstrate against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay home order and other causes.

By 9 a.m., the scheduled start of the event, people started filtering in to the city center, some sporting American flags and camouflage clothing. About 9:15 a.m., Michigan State Police reported on Twitter the crowd was estimated at 150. That appeared to slowly swell to about 200 people before 10 a.m.

As a light but steady rain fell on Capitol Plaza, the protesters, with dozens of members of the media on-hand, gathered to listen to speakers, who were positioned under a popup canopy on the steps of the statehouse and called for Whitmer’s arrest or resignation, even demanding the state Legislature take a vote of no-confidence. The first few speakers seemed to find great favor with neither political party, though they stated a preference for Republicans because they said they’re not as bad as Democrats.

wi62

Any one remember the sign a lot of stores used to post, ” No Shoes, No Shirt No Service” where was the outrage and the gun nuts? add wearing a mask and its the end of the world.

humphrey

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jcitybone

Hopefully, but Bernie did win the 2016 Nebraska caucus with 57% of the vote.

humphrey
Benny

humphrey

Follow her advice.😁

wi62

jcitybone posted this but wanted to re vist
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/14/wisconsin-bars-reopen-evers/?utm_source=reddit.com

I’m very familiar with Plattville as two of my sons went to collage there. One is a grad and the other is at home finishing up his schoolyear on line. Anyway they both told me that Nick’s Is primarily a college bar and assume its mostly the local crowd that packed the place last night. Right now Milw, Madison, Appleton, Oshkosh, Racine and GreenBay are still following the rescinded WSSC order by invoking their own county ordinances.The weird So i’m wondering how can a county overrule the WSSC that overruled the Govs same order? Anyway Wi just became a yuge petrie dish and we’ll see what happens as today the state reported the largest cases of positive tests since this started. Vos, Fitzgerald and the WSSC will have blood on their hands if this blows up and more people die due to this. Me I plan on staying hunkered down and continue to order carryout from the local places on occasion to support them.

magsview

Thanks for the info wi61. I think you’re smart to stay hunkered down for now. For some reason there was some thinking that the warm weather would help the situation, but I don’t understand that. For one thing people will be leaving more sweaty fingerprints on things.

Good Luck!!!

humphrey

These 2 belong together.
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jcitybone

Mod Dems on parade

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/14/politics/democrats-uneasy-covid-aid-3-trillion/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Some moderate Democrats in Congress are expressing unease over, or outright opposition to, the more than $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that party leaders are bringing to the House floor for a Friday vote.

The pushback underscores how House Democratic leaders are being attacked on all sides over the legislation — by congressional Republicans, who have dismissed the legislation as an liberal wish list, as well as within their own ranks by both progressives and moderates.

Despite the criticism from both progressives and moderates, House Democrats leaders have expressed confidence that the package will pass the House on Friday. It is not expected to be taken up by the Senate, however, due to Republican opposition.

Progressives have expressed frustration that the bill does not go far enough to provide aid to Americans dealing with economic fallout, while some moderates are voicing concern over the massive price tag of the plan and the fact that it does not have widespread bipartisan support.

Freshman Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn, a moderate who flipped an Oklahoma House seat from red to blue in 2018, strongly criticized the Democratic leadership’s $3 trillion coronavirus response bill on Thursday, saying that she won’t vote for it.

“Messaging bills without bipartisan support are a disservice to the American people, especially during a time of crisis,” she said in a statement. “This is not the time for partisan gamesmanship, this is the time to find common ground and deliver help where it is needed most.”

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a freshman from Michigan in a swing district, told CNN on Thursday that she has “concerns” with the $3 trillion price tag and said “I’m undecided” on whether she will vote for the plan on Friday.

Slotkin said that she’s trying to weigh “the positives for my district against some of the negatives.”

“What I wanted to see in this package is sticking to the very specific emergency need that the country has, and so I feel like there are a lot of things that I pushed for, and I believe in, especially money for our cities and towns. There’s money for testing, like really critical things, and then there are some things that I don’t feel like had to be in the bill, and what I’m trying to decide is does the net positive outweigh that negative,” she said.

Moderate freshmen Democrats like Horn and Slotkin represent the kind of frontline, battleground districts that will be heavily contested in the fall as Republicans try to win back the House majority they lost to Democrats in 2018.

The voices of these vulnerable Democrats carry outsized influence within the House Democratic caucus with Democratic leaders recognizing the importance of holding onto those seats to maintain their majority.

Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, also had a dour assessment of the House Democrats’ $3 trillion stimulus bill on Wednesday.

“That’s a big number, $3 trillion is a big number, on top of about three we already spent. And we were going to be over a trillion dollars in debt when things were good before the pandemic. So now you’re looking at seven plus. That’s more than what my children and grandchildren can probably chew,” Manchin said.

humphrey

That is exactly how Pelosi and the DCCC like it. That is why the big money gets behind the corporate dems in order to stymy any progressive challengers.

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wi62

FAILED America !!!!

jcitybone

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/opinion/coronavirus-us-deaths.html

Many supporters of President Trump believe that the figures for coronavirus fatalities are inflated, and Trump himself shared a tweet doubting the accuracy of some virus figures.

He’s right that the death toll seems off — but not in the direction he would suggest. We’ve crunched the numbers, state by state, and it appears that somewhere around 100,000 to 110,000 Americans have already died as a result of the pandemic, rather than the 83,000 whose deaths have been attributed to the disease, Covid-19.

That’s my estimate reached with the help of a Harvard statistician, Rafael Irizarry, based on a comparison of death rates this spring with those in previous years. Some states have been largely unaffected — death rates in some even appear to have dropped, perhaps because of less driving and fewer car accidents — but others have seen huge surges in deaths.