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Ron,I know you're no supporter as you've said. But instead of Texas Governor Abbott being completely embarrassed and going off to lick his wounds after the Texas power debacle. He's doubling down, saying school's out for summer and lifting all mask restrictions in Texas right when we're making progress on the virus.

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-lifts-mask-mandate-opens-texas-100-percent

 

Will I ever stop seeing General Barry Mc Caffrey on TV as a talking head, when they're "some threat" we should al know something about? Mean people suck!

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17 hours ago, Andrew Prutsok said:

Prior to the Georgia runoff they (Democrats, including Joe Biden) promised people $2,000 checks if they won. That's why they won. Here it is two months later and nothing and Biden keeps trying to whittle it down and the Senate keeps delaying. Do you think people aren't going to remember this in the midterms? And most developed countries in the world have been taking better care of their people through this than the U.S. 

Yes, I want a more progressive agenda/society and I knew Joe Biden wasn't going to deliver that. I still prefer him to Trump but that doesn't mean he gets a free pass for this, bombing Syria, shitting all over student debt relief, recognizing the coup leader in Venezuela...lots there to criticize.

Agree. 

At one point in a broadcast interview, Biden even promoted the fact that he wasn't like "those guys."

Meaning Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, the new progressives in Congress, etc.

Who were fighting for more stimulus aid, meaningful student debt relief and not letting corporate Wall Street have their way as usual.

Biden wasn't one of those dangerous to the status quo "socialists!"

I was stating Biden's corporate favoring ties way back during the primaries.

I saw a connection between Michael Bloomberg's brief 3 month but unprecedented massive billion dollar presidential primary candidacy run and Biden's eventual improbable "plurality" only win, made possible because Bloomberg diluted Warren's and Sander's vote counts, which before Bloomberg entered the field were actually ahead of Bidens.

At one point, Biden did so poorly in the televised debates, he was 4th in the polls!

That's when Wall Street gazillionaire icon Bloomberg decided to enter the race. Bloomberg is "quoted" as telling his "people" during a Goldman Sachs meetup that Bloomberg considered Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders more dangerous than Donald Trump. His mission in running was to get them out of there.

Biden is a much more safe President for the corporate Wall Street interests.

Biden's pick for Treasury Secretary ( Janet Yellen ) is also Wall Street friendly. Having collected 7 MILLION dollars in speaking fees from corporate America.

 

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Voter Fraud and Forgery?

Oh My.

He voted yes. They tried to change his vote to no.

Three Republicans accused of ethics violation after they attempted to alter colleague’s votes

by Sarah K. Burris March 04, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/3-republicans-accused-ethics-violation/

 

“At no point did Gooden use the red card option, but three other Republicans attempted to, signing Gooden's name to it.”

“According to Bresnahn, "The cards were rejected by House clerks. A possible ethics violation by [Reps.]Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Randy Weber (R-TX) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND)."

Reporter Jamie Dupree went back to CSPAN to look at the tape seeing a man in a blue suit racing down the center aisle of Congress.

"That person keeps running past the dais, but reaches out with his right hand and leaves a Red voting card for the clerk," said Dupree. "That person continues running past the dais - a very unusual way to vote...”

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      Speaking of the stimulus check issue, how about this important study of Trickle Up/Keynesian economics from Stockton, California?  It works!

      We have repeatedly witnessed the failure of "supply-side"/Trickle Down economics in the U.S. since 1980.

      Keynes was right 90 years ago.  Capitalist economies can remain in a stable, depressed equilibrium indefinitely in the absence of adequate consumer demand.

      Ergo, extreme wealth inequality is a major drag on economic growth, not a stimulus.

A city gave people $500 a month, no strings attached, to fight poverty. It paid off, study says.

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/03/stockton-universal-basic-income/

      

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Joe said: Biden's eventual improbable "plurality" only win, made possible because Bloomberg diluted Warren's and Sander's vote counts, which before Bloomberg entered the field were actually ahead of Bidens.

First off, it was not a "plurality", or it would have gone to the second ballot at the convention.

Joe, you're the only person in the world who believes that. Bloomberg never harbored a ghost's hope of taking votes from Warren or Sanders. He's a very ambitious guy whose aim was to take votes from Biden because Biden started out so poorly, he thought he could take over the centrist Democrat vote and skew it to Wall Street and get the nomination.

We've told you that over and over again. Any person on the inside of politics would tell you that, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

* Again, These are just facts. This is no way to be interpreted as an endorsement of Joe Biden.
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Steve, good article! More improprieties from guys like Louie Gohmert! And yet apparently anybody can do anything and nobody can do anything about it. Just like this stock conflict  charge against Mac Connel's wife Elaine Chao. Too little , too late!
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W. Yeah, I've heard about that mayor of Stockton. Cool story!
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House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell sues Trump and close allies over Capitol riot in second major insurrection lawsuit

By Katelyn Polantz and Devan Cole, CNN Fri March 5, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/05/politics/trump-lawsuit-insurrection-eric-swalwell/index.html

“Former House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell has sued former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks in a second major lawsuit seeking to hold Trump and his allies accountable for inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.

The new lawsuit filed on Friday by Swalwell, a California Democrat who helped to lead impeachment arguments against Trump for inciting insurrection, follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the extremist groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Swalwell's case makes some of the same claims as Thompson's -- citing a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan's intimidation of elected officials.

But it also alleges Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani and Brooks broke Washington, DC, laws, including an anti-terrorism act, by inciting the riot, and that they aided and abetted violent rioters and inflicted emotional distress on the members of Congress.”

“ Trump directly incited the violence at the Capitol that followed and then watched approvingly as the building was overrun," the lawsuit said. "The horrific events of January 6 were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants' unlawful actions. As such, the Defendants are responsible for the injury and destruction that followed."

Steve Thomas

 

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Joe Biden Owes Neanderthals an Apology

By Charles P. Pierce Mar 3, 2021

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a35716213/joe-biden-neanderthals-texas-governor-greg-abbott-mask/

“They developed highly functional tools and, crucially, were not governors of Texas or Mississippi.”

 

Neanderthal DNA highlights complexity of COVID risk factors

by Yang Luo

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02957-3

“For example, the COVID-19 risk haplotype described earlier this year1 harbours variants across its entire 50,000-nucleotide span that are inherited together more than 98% of the time. Long haplotypes such as this could be a result of positive selection, maintained in our genomes because they contributed to our species’ chances of survival and reproductive success. They could also be introduced as a result of interbreeding with archaic hominin species such as the Denisovans and Neanderthals.

Some 1–4% of the modern human genome comes from these ancient relatives3.”

3. Green, R. E. et al. Science 328, 710–722 (2010).”

Since it is not their fault, I’m thinking of starting a private law practice and psychotherapy counseling service, representing people who have suffered the emotional distress and pain and suffering they experienced by being labeled a Neanderthal.

I’ll charge $500 an hour.

 

What do you think?

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On 3/4/2021 at 9:26 AM, Kirk Gallaway said:

Joe said: Biden's eventual improbable "plurality" only win, made possible because Bloomberg diluted Warren's and Sander's vote counts, which before Bloomberg entered the field were actually ahead of Bidens.

First off, it was not a "plurality", or it would have gone to the second ballot at the convention.

Joe, you're the only person in the world who believes that. Bloomberg never harbored a ghost's hope of taking votes from Warren or Sanders. He's a very ambitious guy whose aim was to take votes from Biden because Biden started out so poorly, he thought he could take over the centrist Democrat vote and skew it to Wall Street and get the nomination.

We've told you that over and over again. Any person on the inside of politics would tell you that, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

* Again, These are just facts. This is no way to be interpreted as an endorsement of Joe Biden.
heh heh
 
 

Kirk, you are correct and I concede I have been in error. Though barely.

Biden's final 2020 primary vote percentage total versus all the other Democratic candidates was 51.63%. 

Biden was behind Sanders, Warren and even Buttigieg in Iowa until South Carolina and then Biden started pulling away with that huge surge from the black voter base which was almost exclusively for him alone ( over 80+% ) over all other candidates.

Biden didn't even campaign ( with meager staff and funding ) in many of the states where he pulled off startling victories. Which tells you other top influence power brokers in those states organized his support there.

Can't help sense that political deals were made behind the scenes between Biden's camp and those state power brokers to swing that kind of one-sided support to Biden despite his not even campaigning in them. Perhaps a promise to choose a black woman as his VP?

Warren and Sanders and others never had a chance with the black vote. 

Even though their working and poverty class economic policy proposals would help black Americans even more than Biden's!

Biden had the black vote completely locked up way before hand, hence he did not even need to campaign in most of the heavy black voting block states.

Regards Bloomberg running primarily because he thought Biden was such a weak Democratic party lead candidate and not because Sanders and Warren were doing well against Biden early in the primaries and Biden was looking so bad in the debates his numbers shrank after two of them...I would like to post a few reported facts and Bloomberg statements ( edited I admit but still quoted ) that dispute that premise imo.

From "The Hill."

Former Vice President Joe Biden won 10 of the 14 states to vote on Super Tuesday, a totally unforeseen turn of events that fundamentally reshapes the Democratic nominating contest and appears to make him the front-runner in the race.

Biden’s campaign was in serious trouble only one week ago.

He was running low on money, had not campaigned or staffed up in the Super Tuesday states and was hunkered down in South Carolina for what many believed to be his last stand.

Now Biden’s victory in South Carolina looks like a turning point in the race.

He also made a clean sweep across the South, where huge turnout from black voters and suburban women propelled him to victories in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Following Sanders’s thunderous victory in the Nevada caucuses, it appeared he might steamroll competition on Super Tuesday by running up huge margins in California and Texas. There were fears among Sanders’s rivals that he’d build a potentially insurmountable delegate lead.

Now, the former vice president looks unstoppable in the South and in states with large numbers of African American voters, making him the favorite to win the nomination.

Sanders could still close Biden’s delegate lead

California now looks like a firewall of sorts for Sanders.

It could take days or weeks for the final tally to come from the Golden State, but Sanders stands to gain from winning the biggest delegate prize in the country, where 415 delegates are at stake.

The question for Sanders is whether he’ll be able to run up the score — polls taken before Super Tuesday showed him leading by between 17 and 21 points.

At the moment, with about 76 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders has only picked up about 50 delegates on Biden in California. He leads with 33 percent support to Biden’s 24 percent.

The Associated Press called California for Sanders as soon as polls closed, indicating that he’s in line for a clear-cut victory there.

And there are states voting soon that Sanders won in 2016, such as Michigan and Washington, and others where he’ll be expected to do well, such as in Arizona.

Still, Tuesday night raises serious questions about Sanders’s campaign.

The Vermont progressive’s    inability to win over black voters     was fatal for his 2016 primary campaign, and he is struggling just as mightily against Biden this time around. 

Bloomberg went bust

 

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign on Wednesday and threw his support behind ( weak candidate? ) Biden.

Bringing an end to his quixotic unprecedented spending campaign that relied on his wealth more than anything else.

Bloomberg was on the ballot for the first time on Tuesday night, and the hundreds of millions of dollars ( some say 1 billion ) he spent in just three months did not buy him very much.

Biden’s victories were astonishing in part because of how vastly he was outspent and outmanned by Bloomberg, who entered the race over fears that Biden was a weak front-runner. 

>>> I DISAGREE. <<<

Bloomberg didn't run against Biden. He knew Biden had the huge one-sided black vote already sewn up. Bloomberg wasn't even trying to woo the black voter Biden base.

I don't recall Bloomberg's massive ad and mail campaign attacking or countering Biden. They were much more inferring a difference between him as a so-called corporate economic policy "moderate" and the progressive lean the primaries were taking with Sander's victories and with Warren doing well also.

Biden barely spent time in most of the states that he won. In some of the states, Biden didn’t have campaign offices or staff on the ground, while Bloomberg blanketed the airwaves and had a sophisticated operation with dozens of offices and hundreds of staffers in places like Virginia, which Biden carried by 30 points over Sanders.

Now, Bloomberg appears poised to influence the race in the way many believed he should have from the start — putting his money and muscle behind ... "Biden." 

The weak candidate Biden?

And who will look to further consolidate the centrist vote and ... pull away from Sanders.

Of course!

Leaked Audio Bloomberg Defends Big Banks, Calls Warren ...

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In a 2016 audio recording from what is thought to be a private Goldman Sachs event, Bloomberg first can be heard referring to the audience as “my peeps.” 

With Bernie Sanders capturing early state victories and Elizabeth Warren ranking second in a new nationwide poll, Bloomberg will be likely looking to stop the progressive candidates’ momentum in tomorrow’s debate. But this new audio gives Warren new ammunition to, once again, ruthlessly drag him on national television.

Bloomberg's candidacy was not about competing against "weak candidate" Biden. It was about stopping Sanders and Warren

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, James DiEugenio said:

In Colorado, Denver and Boulder have been progressive for decades-- electing such liberals as Gary Hart, Pat Schroeder, Tim Wirth, Michael Bennett, et.al.   Our most recent Governors-- Ritter, Hickenlooper, and Polis-- have been highly effective liberals.

 The city of Colorado Springs (El Paso County) is at the other end of the political spectrum-- the arch-conservative base of NORAD, the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, and Focus on the Family.

Then we have our sparsely populated, conservative, rancher counties-- politically similar to Wyoming, Montana, and Texas.

Overall, the state has become bluer during the past decade, voting for Obama, (twice) Hillary in 2016, and Biden in 2020.

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51 minutes ago, W. Niederhut said:

In Colorado, Denver and Boulder have been progressive for decades-- electing such liberals as Gary Hart, Pat Schroeder, Tim Wirth, Michael Bennett, et.al.   Our most recent Governors-- Ritter, Hickenlooper, and Polis-- have been highly effective liberals.

 The city of Colorado Springs (El Paso County) is at the other end of the political spectrum-- the arch-conservative base of NORAD, the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, and Focus on the Family.

Then we have our sparsely populated, conservative, rancher counties-- politically similar to Wyoming, Montana, and Texas.

Overall, the state has become bluer during the past decade, voting for Obama, (twice) Hillary in 2016, and Biden in 2020.

So this is all the fault of those Damned Dem's from Denver.  Going all over the state skiing, off roading, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, spending their money everywhere.  Great!  Share the wealth. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 6:22 PM, Ron Bulman said:

Well I guess Congress or the Senate won't be working on pandemic/stimulus relief tomorrow.  Or anything else.

House Cancels Thursday Session After Security Agencies Cite Risk of New Violence (msn.com)

If this was real, they should have kept quiet and ambushed them. You're under arrest,  drop you weapons or else!

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In the usual overkill, in mid January there was 25,000 National Guard in Washington. there's still quite a few there who came from without.These people have jobs and regular lives, and are forced to be in Washington.

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