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Dreaming about CA? I am after seeing this tweet!
Bernie Sanders Rally In San Diego. KUSI Tonight. pic.twitter.com/EU7nZfmXB2
— Dan Plante (@DanPlanteKUSI) March 22, 2019
Livestream of Bernie’s rally in San Diego at the Waterfront Park. Starts pretty soon.
Meantime, chat away and add any news, tweets, videos, or even fun videos in the comments!
Today’s big story broke this morning in the NYT: Trump Unveils His Plan to Weaken Car Pollution Rules The proposal would freeze rules requiring automakers to build cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars, including hybrids and electric vehicles, and unravel one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming. It would also challenge the right of states to set their own, more stringent tailpipe pollution standards, setting the stage for a legal clash that could ultimately split the nation’s auto market in two. The Trump administration’s proposal, jointly published by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department, would roll … Continue reading →
From Jess 2018
I’ve seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life.
Until now, my way of serving has been through working to understand our planet and how we can live with it…even the dangerous parts like volcanoes and earthquakes. I give back by helping educate the scientists of the future; young women and men from all backgrounds who will be the innovators, educators, and conservationists of the future.
I was moved to step out of my work boots and into the race for Congress because people like Donald Trump and Steve Knight are threatening that future by destroying some of the most basic things we all agree are important. Education, scientific research, disaster preparedness, critical parts of our communities like roads and bridges, national parks, and wildlife are all under assault. Our economy thrives when we invest in our people and our planet. Trump and Knight both deny the science of climate change, which impacts our economy, health and way of life. Their attacks on immigrant families, women’s rights and healthcare coverage are offensive and damaging to the most vulnerable people in our society.
I’m working to win the job of representing the people I care about and the places I love, and because everyone should have a bright today and a brilliant tomorrow.
Just One Bit From Jess’s Prorities Page:
Starting off with the TheProgressives Push for A Feinstein Primary Challenge:
Progressives are gearing up to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) after the long-time senator announced Monday that she will run for re-election next year.
Confirming her bid on Twitter, Feinstein vowed to keep working on “ending gun violence, combating climate change,” and addressing “access to healthcare.”
However, during her five terms in the U.S. Senate, the 84-year-old has also riled many progressives with her opposition to a single-payer healthcare system and her support for laws such as the Patriot Act and the FISA Act.
In a recent piece for Splinter, formatted as an open letter to the senator, Emma Roller captured a growing sentiment among California progressives:
Let’s face it: You are a hawkish, centrist Democrat in a state full of voters that have become much more liberal than you have shown yourself to be. Perhaps now would be a great time to retire and make way for a candidate who better reflects the views of your constituents?
Now that Feinstein has committed to running, though, constituents and even some other California lawmakers are calling for more progressive candidates to challenge her.
The article goes on to talk about potential challengers and such, but fails to mention that Feinstein already had a primary opponent for months, proud Democratic Socialist David Hildebrand:
More news/video/etc. in the comments section, including:
*Puerto Rico/US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage
*Heart of disaster: California wildfire evacuees return to a wasteland
*2017 on course to be deadliest on record for land defenders
*A Bernie Sanders campaign veteran advises a surging opposition movement in Russia
*Despite GOP Dereliction, Warren Vows to Fight for Program That Insures 9 Million Kids
*Pipeline Updates, Water Protector News & MOre
As Half of California’s likely voters think Sen. Dianne Feinstein should retire, candidates are stepping out of the Woodworks to try and take the seat.
David Hildebrand is a Democratic Socialist running to represent the residents of the State of California in the U.S. Senate. The son of a union carpenter, and a member of a union himself, he knows the value of organizing.
David graduated from CSU Sacramento, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government. He volunteered and eventually became the Staging Location Director for California’s 6th Congressional District. It was during this time that he saw the true power of a grassroots campaign, run by the people and for the people.
After the primary, he felt compelled to stay involved and continue the fight for a better future, and after serious consideration, decided that he would start a U.S. Senate campaign to represent the working people of California.
David has now launched his first campaign announcement video:
And just incase they are not listed in the video, here are more of David’s priorities.
Good morning friends. I’ve been pretty much out of commission since yesterday but wanted to at least put some content up gradually through the day as I am able. There is plenty of Bernie news, single payer articles, a pretty good selection of youtube vids (if I had to say so myself), and of course the latest water protector/pipeline actions.
Starting the day off though with something a little different. Well if you think about it, its not too very different at all. As the pattern goes: ARTICLE CLAIMS RUSSIA HACKED U.S. > MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE > Story slowly dies > Turns out Russia didnt do anything > no/to few corrections issued. MOA actually wrote about this not too very long ago in a post titled The Undeniable Pattern Of Russian Hacking>The Undeniable Pattern of Russian Hacking.
Earlier this summer, Dallas gained national attention when county officials claimed Russians tried to hack their voter registration rolls.
Tried but failed.
It was national news when the story broke last June. It was news again when the story re-surfaced on a network newscast just days ago. But emails obtained by WFAA indicate that the information coming from Dallas County officials and circulating around the country was wrong.
The headlines stem from an FBI visit to Dallas County officials in the fall of 2016, prior to the November presidential election.
Agents armed with a list of suspected Russian hackers that may have tried to penetrate Dallas County voter rolls.
For months, there was no word from county officials as to what became of that information, until this past June.
Then, suddenly, the story of a Russian hack attempt was confirmed to the entire North Texas media.
The confirmation was coming from Dallas County elections administrator Toni-Pippins Poole. Pippins-Poole told the news media that her IT department confirmed 17 attempts by Russians to hack into the Dallas County voter rolls.
It quickly became national news then and again just days ago on MSNBC.
But WFAA has obtained internal Dallas County emails indicating the Russian hack attempt likely never happened.
Now everything else will be in the comments. Would love to hear your opinions on this story though. First person to find a MSNBC retraction wins bonus mojo!
Also in this post:
*Where do Texas Democrats Stand on Single-Payer Health Care?
*Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights On The Foreign Policy Establishment
*How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020
*As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled
*Gun Stocks Surge as Trump Pushes to Ease Export Regulations for Assault Weapons
*Ohio increases fines to $2.3M against pipeline developer
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Chicago, March 25, 1966 — Medical Committee for Human Rights) Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-3) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7) were all among the original co-sponsors of HR-676 when Conyers first introduced the bill in February 2003. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined them in December 2005. Rep. Jim Clyburn (SC-6) signed up as a co-sponsor in April 2008. All five are members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The CBC provides core support for HR-676, 38 out of 47 … Continue reading →
Meet the Press had Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) on today to talk Health-Care. Cassidy made headlines in May for insisting any healthcare plan meet “the Jimmy Kimmel test”. Cassidy supposedly agrees that healthcare is a right. The devil though, is in the details, and when he began talking about letting state legislatures and governors determine what was “affordable”, I realized it’s just a talking point for him, to appear “bipartisan”. Block grants, or state administered programs allow Republicans to play the game they’ve been playing for several decades. Attacks on progressive programs generally fail under the bright lights of Congress, so they … Continue reading →
On September 14, 2001 Barbara Lee strode up to the podium and made this speech to explain her vote against the AUMF in Afghanistan. x Rep Barbara Lee was the lone dissenting vote. The AUMF passed 420-1 in the house. We have now been at war in Afghanistan for almost 16 years. Her courageous vote that day echoed Jeanette Rankin’s lone vote against declaring war on Japan and entering World War II. As Lee explained in her speech: “We are not dealing with a conventional war,” she said. “We cannot respond in a conventional manner. I do not want to see this … Continue reading →
Elizabeth Warren has been on a campaign footing to push back against Republican efforts to bestow enormous tax breaks on millionaires and billionaires by decimating health-care coverage for ordinary Americans. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is traveling to Trump-friendly areas of her state hoping to connect with his backers and provide a road map for her party to win back working-class voters. […] Democrats, she said, would do better if they campaigned on that progressive platform rather than blurring the lines between themselves and Republicans. — WSJ Warren highlighted the lengths to which President Obama and Democrats had gone in 2009-2010 to garner Republican support … Continue reading →
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called the GOP-backed Obamacare repeal bill “one of the most disgusting pieces of legislation ever passed,” and called it a “death sentence for thousands” of Americans who may not seek medical care when they get sick.
Speaking to a sold-out crowd of more than 1,500 people at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Sanders vowed to help make sure that the bill, which passed the House on Thursday, is “dead in its tracks.”
“Let me tell you,” he said as the theater erupted in applause. “That legislation is never going to pass the United States Senate.”
In the wide-ranging speech, the latest of several appearances the senator has made in the Los Angeles area in recent months, Sanders hit many of his usual key talking points: the social ills of a shrinking middle class, the burden of student debt, and the need to rid politics of corporate money. Like he has in many post-election appearances, Sanders blamed last year’s election results on a Democratic Party and media that he said ignored the economic suffering of those in America’s heartland.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, assailing Republicans in Washington for their health care bill, delivered a message Saturday to the Democratic-controlled California Legislature: “Please lead the country and pass the single-payer bill.”
“Please make my life easier,” Sanders, who is proposing Medicare for All, single-payer legislation at the federal level, said in a speech in Beverly Hills where he was accepting an award from the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog. “The great state of California can send a message that will be heard all over this country and all over the world if you pass single-payer here.”
Sanders, seizing on recent remarks by Trump, said he agrees with the president that Australia’s universal health care is superior to the one in the United States, remarks the White House later cast as merely complimentary.
“Everybody is right once in a while,” Sanders said to laughs. “And on this particular instance, Trump is quite right.”
“So, let me say to the president that if you think the Australian health care system is so good, well, I am going to give you the opportunity to support Legislation that I am going to introduce.”
More news/video/etc in the comments.
Some of the 502 bills introduced in the legislature to modify the CA Election processes since 2015. SB 450 – Signed into law in September 2016 – Voters will soon cast ballots in ‘centers’ instead of neighborhood polling places in 2018 California is on the verge of sweeping changes to its election system intended to boost plummeting voter turnout. Based on a model used in Colorado, Senate Bill 450 would authorize counties beginning in 2018 to conduct elections where every voter is mailed a ballot and drop-off locations are available up to four weeks ahead of time in lieu of polling … Continue reading →
CA Counties reports of missing and/or uncounted ballots as of 11-18-2016. CA SOS and counties seems to be ignoring 1.24M+- provisional ballots, 10%+ of all ballots. Personally i have no idea why CA has so many provisional ballots. Practices seem to vary dramatically by county in CA. CA counties reported totals of uncounted ballots in 3 categories: Vote-By-Mail: 1,481,327 Provisional Ballots: 1,238,495 (note: this number was 1,071,005 in the first report on 11-10-2016; hard to believe since a constant inventory of all ballots is required — it seems like in most counties these are being ignored). Damaged ballots, ballots that could not be machine read and need to … Continue reading →
CA Counties reports of missing and/or uncounted ballots as of 11-17-2016. CA SOS and counties seems to be ignoring 1.24M+ provisional ballots. CA counties reported totals of uncounted ballots in 3 categories: Vote-By-Mail: 1,724,014 Provisional Ballots: 1,249,461 (note: this number was 1,071,005 in the first report on 11-10-2016; hard to believe since a constant inventory of all ballots is required — it seems like in most counties these are being ignored). Damaged ballots, ballots that could not be machine read and need to be remade, and ballots diverted by optical scanners for further review: 97,407 TOTAL CA ballots reported as not counted: 3,070,882+ PDF of CA missing votes report … Continue reading →