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westslope

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Posted: Feb 16, 2020 - 4:38pm



 Isabeau wrote:

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I support a sharp Gay Vet and Woman who teaches Economics Senator. Almost as bizarre as Trump and Pence.
 

Which candidate teaches economics?
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Posted: Feb 16, 2020 - 4:27pm



 Isabeau wrote:


 black321 wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Puppet Pete. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
 

zactly. a veteran who thinks fast on his feet, who doesn't use third grade syntax.  Sanders is good, but we need youthful vigor, not angry old man. I love Sanders, but I want to hear less disparaging bad governing and more about WHAT. HE. WILL. ACTUALLY. DO. & How to pay for it.
Trump will just perform mocking impressions of Bernie on stage.
I support a sharp Gay Vet and Woman who teaches Economics Senator. Almost as bizarre as Trump and Pence.
 
This.

Sanders carries too much “revolution” baggage, as well as a ticking time bomb of a non-ticking heart.

I’ve been a fan of Pete+Elizabeth, but am leaning more towards Amy+ Pete at this point.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2020 - 1:45pm

Bloomberg’s Billions: How the Candidate Built an Empire of Influence
In interviews with The Times, no one described being threatened or coerced by Mr. Bloomberg or his money. But many said his wealth was an inescapable consideration — a gravitational force powerful enough to make coercion unnecessary.

“They aren’t going to criticize him in his 2020 run because they don’t want to jeopardize receiving financial support from him in the future,” said Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at the good-government group Common Cause.

That chilling effect was apparent in 2015 to researchers at the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy group, when they turned in a report on anti-Muslim bias in the United States. Their draft included a chapter of more than 4,000 words about New York City police surveillance of Muslim communities; Mr. Bloomberg was mentioned by name eight times in the chapter, which was reviewed by The Times.

When the report was published a few weeks later, the chapter was gone. So was any mention of Mr. Bloomberg’s name.

Yasmine Taeb, an author of the report, said in an interview that the authors had been instructed to make drastic revisions or remove the chapter, and opted to do the latter rather than “whitewash the N.Y.P.D.’s wrongdoings.” She said she found it “disconcerting” to be asked to remove the chapter “because of how it was going to be perceived by Mayor Bloomberg.”

Other officials at the center disputed that account, arguing that there had been substantive reasons to revise or remove a section on police surveillance in New York from a report commissioned to examine right-wing groups targeting Muslims with explicit bigotry and conspiracy theories.

“Any and all edits to this report were done solely based on editorial and policy considerations,” said a spokeswoman, Daniella Gibbs Léger. The center, she added, had produced other content addressing policing in New York, including a “critical, hard-hitting video” on department policies under Mr. Bloomberg. A spokesman for Mr. Bloomberg said his team was unaware of any dispute at the think tank.

But at least one senior official wrote at the time that there would be a “strong reaction from Bloomberg world if we release the report as written,” according to an email reviewed by The Times. And three people with direct knowledge of the situation said Mr. Bloomberg was a factor.

Alienating him might not have been a cost-free proposition. When the report came out, he had already given the organization three grants worth nearly $1.5 million, and in 2017 he contributed $400,000 more, according to Ms. Léger and the center’s limited public disclosure of its donors.
Don't bite the hand...
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 5:10pm

Pundits Look to Bloomberg as Their Anti-Sanders Savior
Coming out of the first two Democratic primary states, with Bernie Sanders leading in votes and Pete Buttigieg leading in delegates, who is “starting to dominate the national political debate like no one in the past five years other than President Donald Trump”?

According to NBC‘s Jonathan Allen (2/12/20), that’s former New York City mayor, erstwhile Republican, and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has won no national delegates and is currently polling in third place at about 14%. But inconvenient data never stopped anxious members of the media from inflating their preferred candidates’ standing. (...)

Timeline: How DNC Manipulated 2016 Presidential Race
Isabeau

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 3:09pm



 black321 wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Puppet Pete. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
 

zactly. a veteran who thinks fast on his feet, who doesn't use third grade syntax.  Sanders is good, but we need youthful vigor, not angry old man. I love Sanders, but I want to hear less disparaging bad governing and more about WHAT. HE. WILL. ACTUALLY. DO. & How to pay for it.
Trump will just perform mocking impressions of Bernie on stage.
I support a sharp Gay Vet and Woman who teaches Economics Senator. Almost as bizarre as Trump and Pence.
Isabeau

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 3:03pm



 westslope wrote:
In the technical sense, 'revolution' only happens with violence.

Are left-wing Americans proposing violent political change?   This is not what Bernie Sanders wants but do his supporters want violent revolution?

And if so, how dead Americans would represent an acceptable cost of 'progress'?  
 

More than the total of School Shootings since 2016?  

Distinctly remember Trumpy discussing how he has all the 'tough' guys on HIS side.

Unfortunately, his attacks on Generals, the Military, those who have served in the highest sense, as opposed to service-dodging bone spurs, have generally decided lil mango bawls is full of it. Matt Dillion wanna-be's take heed. The real warriors aren't having it.
westslope

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 12:58pm

In the technical sense, 'revolution' only happens with violence.

Are left-wing Americans proposing violent political change?   This is not what Bernie Sanders wants but do his supporters want violent revolution?

And if so, how dead Americans would represent an acceptable cost of 'progress'?  
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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 - 9:02am



 R_P wrote:
 black321 wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 
Puppet Pete
. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
 
Well, there is a hint in the title right after those two words.
 
The title/headline misrepresents what Buttigieg actually said; pretty much a straw-man argument.


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 7:55pm



 black321 wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Puppet Pete. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
 
She's from Australia. I think she might want to step back a hair.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 7:31pm

 black321 wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 
Puppet Pete
. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
 
Well, there is a hint in the title right after those two words.
black321

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 6:44pm



 R_P wrote:
 

Puppet Pete. Give me a break.  Attack his positions, but not his character, unless you actually have something substantial.  
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 4:36pm

Maybe Mike Bloomberg can ”persuade $$$” JEB BUSH to debase tRump’s cling-ons, maybe sway their votes
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 4:14pm

Puppet Pete Says Revolution And The Status Quo Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
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Posted: Feb 8, 2020 - 4:43pm

In New Hampshire, Bernie Battles Buttigieg, Billionaires, and Big Money
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 8:01pm



 kurtster wrote:


Yes and also formally apologized for this 3 days ago, shortly after making the post.

So much for apologies ...

Regardless of the meaning behind it, I owned up to it.

Glad you're feeling better. 
{#Rolleyes}

 

Sorry if I didn't put 2+2 together there. :rolleyes: 
kurtster

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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 12:33pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You've been appropriately scolded for dropping this steamer and I don't think anyone rose to your bait.

*cracks knuckles*

{deleted} Oh, man, that felt good though.
 

Yes and also formally apologized for this 3 days ago, shortly after making the post.

So much for apologies ...

Regardless of the meaning behind it, I owned up to it.

Glad you're feeling better. 
{#Rolleyes}

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 7:31am



 kurtster wrote:
Here is some great news that is sure to make many of you extremely happy as one of your biggest wishes has finally come true. 

About a half an hour ago at the end of his daily radio show, Rush revealed that he has been diagnosed with a very recently discovered advanced stage lung cancer !!!!

Y'all may not get your impeachment, but soon you will get the end of Rush.

.
{#Bananasplit}
  
{#Dancingbanana}
  
{#Bananasplit}
 

You've been appropriately scolded for dropping this steamer and I don't think anyone rose to your bait.

*cracks knuckles*

{deleted} Oh, man, that felt good though.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020 - 10:50am

 R_P wrote: 
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020 - 10:09am

Does Nancy Pelosi want to become a meme?
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Posted: Feb 5, 2020 - 8:55am



 cc_rider wrote:


 islander wrote:

Yeah, democracy by the lowest bid. 

Our interests will always corrupt the basic nature of the task. But we have half a million bank tellers in the country. They are pretty good at tallying up different denominations and properly recording them in a system that can be audited and provides trustworthy results. There are a few million more cashiers that have similar  experience.   The task itself isn't that hard.  The problem is the implementation, or more correctly, the implmenters.  Free and fair is what everyone says, but no one wants that if they other side wins, so it's a melee to see who can put the heaviest finger on the scale without being caught


 But it's worse than that. Many folks HAVE been caught. Obvious gerrymandering, voter suppression and intimidation, lying to potential voters, unlimited campaign contributions, you name it, it's been done. I'm not pointing fingers at any one party either: the GOP is only most recent egregious culprit. So they've been caught, now what? Crickets. SCOTUS has abdicated their responsibility to help ensure every voter has an equal opportunity to cast their vote. They can't do it all of course, they're just the arbiters of what is constitutional and what isn't, but the Roberts' court (and others) has enshrined clearly un-democratic methods into the electoral process.

Speaking of electoral, the Electoral College is a construct born of racism, a compromise with lesser-populated (aka slave-holding) states. Now (as then) it is a cudgel to batter urban (i.e. integrated) communities. Paired with gerrymandering and other tricks of the trade, it biases election results to, guess what? Racist results. Born from racism, it upholds the traditions from whence it came.

I've said it before: racism is baked into the system. Period. It is the hinge upon which this country swings, sadly. Denying it only fuels the problems. Until we face it, understand it, work to change it in our own hearts, there will not be peace.

Peace: we could use a little.
c.

 
Yep, we need a ground up redesign. But the motive needs to be pure, so I don't think we can find a qualified architect.  Simple job, no qualified applicants. 

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