Then vote like there's no tomorrow because there won't be if you don't.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Actually Briahna Joy, both Biden's agenda and the Party's platform offer a LOT of material and structural progressive policies. It's just that cry babies like you won't accept them unless you get everything you want and now. True, shaming doesn't work on your Dembecilic ilk because of your cruel, spoiled idealism that would rather see people suffer than get part of the way toward your own goals.
See a number of reviews here. General consensus:
"The series offers all of the android goodness and dystopian world-building you'd expect from Scott, but clunky character development and the slow-burn narrative may be a hard sell for some viewers."
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Jason Stanley wrote the book How Fascism Works and sees it working big time in Twitler.
"We don't have a fascist regime. But arguably Trumpism is something akin to a fascist social and political movement. At the very least, we have massive use of fascist tactics. We've got militia's roaming the streets. We have one of our political Parties turning into a cult of the leader."
They discuss the 10 pillars of fascist politics: A mythic past; propaganda; anti-intellectualism; unreality; hierarchy; victimhood; law and order; sexual anxiety; Sodom and Gomorrah; arbeit mach frei.
One point where I disagree is when he said Twit hasn't gone into genocidal policy. To me that's exactly what Twit has done with his intentional pandemic policy.
From the video below:
"In the aftermath of yet anther black man shot by police, Jacob Blake, shot seven times in the back in broad daylight by the police in front of his three young sons. [...] People are rightfully angry and exhausted after the murders of Brianna and George and Ahman and so many others. It's no wonder people are taken to the streets and I support them. We must always defend peaceful protest and peaceful protesters and not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence including the shooter who was arrested for murder. Make no mistake we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice."
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
No masks or social distancing required. This sends a clear message to his supporters to throw caution and responsibility to the wind and die for their insane leader. Problem is, they're going to kill a lot of innocent people too. But that is acceptable to this fascist death cult.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Once again the Twit is sacrificing our lives to get re-elected. From Thom's FB post:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Continuing this post, this report notes "a sudden change in federal guidelines on coronavirus testing came this week as a result of pressure from the
upper ranks of the Trump administration, a federal health official close
to the process tells CNN." It is clear that the Blight House is following through on pandemic denial, intentionally pushing a policy that will without doubt increase the incidence of transmission, cases and deaths. And all in the hopes that since there will be fewer tests and reports in the short run it will make Twit look good. What a seriously sick bastard.
Fauci was not part of that discussion, who said:
Saying that those exposed to the virus who do not show symptoms don't necessarily have to be tested. WTF is up with that? CNN interviews some health experts that say it makes no sense at all. If anything it will only increase the spread of the pandemic, especially since by the CDC's own stats show that about 50% who spread it are asymptomatic. Dr. Gupta said it's sad to say but it appears likely that the CDC has caved to political pressure by doing this.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Interview with Anand Giridharadas. Some key excerpts follow showing how Bernie activists moved the Party Platform and Biden's agenda to be more progressive, as well as the mainstream establishment being the major propagator of cancel culture. And whiny liberals who quit when they can't get everything they want right now instead of dedicating themselves to the long-term road necessary to effect meaningful and sustainable change.
"Take Biden's campaign positions. Farther to the left than any Democratic candidate in memory on things like climate. It's far better than anything that preceded it. Not because Biden had a personal conversion or the DNC had some great insight, but because they're being hammered on by activists coming out of the Sanders movement and others. The climate program, a $2 trillion commitment to dealing with the extreme threat of environmental catastrophe, was largely written by the Sunrise Movement and strongly endorsed by the leading activists on climate change, the ones who managed to get the Green New Deal on the legislative agenda. That's real politics. This is not support for Biden. It is support for the activists who have been at work constantly, creating the background within the party in which the shifts took place, and who have followed Sanders in actually entering the campaign and influencing it. Support for them. Support for real politics."
"The main attack on freedom of speech was not discussed there [the cancel culture letter]. It's the mainstream establishment, which for years has been engaged in massive cancel culture."
"We have no shortage of immediate ways of getting involved. But immediate changes are another story. There's kind of an instant gratification culture. I worked for Bernie Sanders, he didn't win. I'm going home. That's not the way political change takes place. It takes place step by step, small changes to bigger ones, and so on."
As usual he makes us laugh at their horror show.
Thom nails it in this Facebook post:
"The chief Social Security actuary ran the numbers and confirmed: Trump’s plan to gut Social Security would cause disability insurance to run out in 2021 and benefits for seniors and survivors to run out in 2023. We cannot let Trump destroy Social Security."
If facts matter to you, as they surely do not to Repugs, then as expected they continue to heap lies on their hatred. It's a perfect fascist brew, it that's your cup of tea. The fact check:
"The Republican National Convention started off with a parade of dishonesty, in stark contrast with last week's Democratic convention. While CNN also watched and fact-checked the Democrats, those four nights combined didn't have the number of misleading and false claims made on the first night of the Republicans' convention."
He's right. If we want to retain democracy then the choice is clear. The alternative is the end of it. All other differences are minuscule in comparison.
Monday, August 24, 2020
See the results here. These are the ones I rightly call Repugnantans, not the other Republicans who do not find it acceptable. More stats on the Repugs: 75% think American is better off in the last 4 years; 75% think Twit's efforts against the pandemic are "going well." This is some seriously sick shit.
"What we're seeing here is a segment of America that has divorced itself from reality—a now-cult that simply denies any news, from economic collapse to mass deaths, that might cause Dear Pasty Leader to look bad. The cult's extent can be gleaned from the 82% of Republicans who, when asked why they believe America is better off than four years ago, cite their own confidence in Donald Trump.'"
"More than two-dozen former Republican members of Congress, including ex-Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, endorsed Joe Biden ahead of the Republican National Convention [...] Among the list of Republicans supporting Biden are Flake, former Sens. John Warner of Virginia and Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire, and former Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Ray LaHood of Illinois, who also served as transportation secretary under former President Barack Obama."
They are doing so because:
"These former members of Congress cited Trump’s corruption, destruction of democracy, blatant disregard for moral decency, and urgent need to get the country back on course as a reason why they support Biden. These former members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what’s at stake in this election and that Trump’s failures as president have superseded partisanship."
After her daughter Claudia seeks emancipation from her parents. Claudia said that her mother speaking at the Repugnantan hatefest known as their Convention was the last straw of a long history of "years of childhood trauma and abuse." I would suspect that part of it is that her mother sold her soul to get in the limelight, since prior to her time with Twit she was a vicious critic. Claudia is so opposed to both her parents' political views that she once asked AOC to adopt her.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Because Medicare For All was not in it. This is an appropriate resistance vote expressing that MFA is the minimum necessary to handle the dire situation we're in with the pandemic. And that even before that the majority of people polled favor it, as well as all the other valid arguments for it. This is different than voting against Biden, as it sticks to voting for a particular policy worth continually fighting for. Smart politics.
This from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. PostBastard DeToy is a liar on top of being a thief and cheater. In Twit's words, perfect for the job. Drain the Swamp!
"Washington, D.C. (Aug. 22, 2020)—Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released new internal Postal Service documents warning Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about steep declines and increasing delays nationwide over the last two months as a result of his drastic operational and organizational changes.
"The new documents being released by the Committee today are part of a 'PMG Briefing'—a presentation prepared directly for the Postmaster
General last week, on August 12, 2020. They provide a detailed
assessment of service performance trends over the past year. According to these documents, there has been a significant drop in
service standards across the board since the beginning of July—including
in First-Class, Marketing, Periodicals, and Priority Mail. The Postmaster General and his top aides have never admitted to the
sweeping delays and reductions in service caused by his actions and
detailed in these new documents."
That will give the PO $25 billion and reverse all the destructive changes. Granted Moscow Mitch will kill it on arrival, but at least it shows which Party is for democracy and which is for fascism.
"The House voted 257-150 on Saturday to give the U.S. Postal Service $25 billion and reverse operational changes made during widespread mail delays. 26 Republicans supported the measure, but the bill is unlikely to move forward after a White House veto threat."
My Pillow Twitiot claims an extract of oleander can cure covid and Cooper challenges him, even saying he's a snake oil salesman. Cooper keeps asking Pillow about the test and he finally mentions the test that was done on cancer patients. This article discusses the testing that's been done, one of which indeed showed promise in test tubes. There is an approved clinical trial being done on people but as yet no result verifying it as a cure for cancer. So what about its use on Covid?
"So where is the COVID-cure buzz coming from? A July 2020 study out of Texas showed that, in test tubes, oleandrin could inhibit the coronavirus in monkey kidney cells. But this study has not been peer-reviewed or published yet. And while Phoenix Biotechnology exec Whitney also told Axios on Saturday that 'we have provided' human clinical evidence to the FDA, he would not share what that evidence is. The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) also conducted some preliminary testing of oleandrin against SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19). The results were 'inconclusive,' a spokesperson told Axios."
Saturday, August 22, 2020
This is great. Front line resistance against fascism. Here's hoping they start a trend in POs all across the nation.
"Postal workers in Washington State have reinstalled high-speed mail sorting machines—dismantled after controversial orders from the U.S. Postal Service— despite USPS orders not to put machines back in use."
It's weird when even Republicans understand the threat we are facing in Twitler when some selfish, immature liberals are still crying over spilled milk. From this article.
"On Thursday, 73 former national security officials from the administrations of Republicans Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump formed a new group to endorse the former vice president. They also issued a 10-point indictment of Trump. We are profoundly concerned about our nation's security and standing in the world under the leadership of Donald Trump. The President has demonstrated that he is dangerously unfit to serve another term,' their website reads."
Friday, August 21, 2020
According to his testimony yesterday it's obvious Twit through Mnuchin and the PostBastard is intentionally destroying the Post Office.
"David Williams, former USPS Inspector General and former Vice Chair of the USPS Board of Governors, testified before the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Thursday that he resigned 'when it became clear to me that the administration was politicizing the Postal Service with the treasury secretary as the lead figure for the White House in that effort.'"
Pelosi endorsed Kennedy, Bush endorses the progressive Markey. The battle lines have long been drawn between the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. We progressives need to win one at a time and this is a big one, since Markey is one of the most progressive in the Party. Also consider getting rid of Pelosi with Buttar. We will overcome the establishment and make this a Party of the people again.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Stephen asks about the policy differences between Bernie and Joe, since Joe does not adopt The Green New Deal or Medicare For All (3:42). Bernie responded that to iron out these difference they agreed to the task forces on several issues. Bernie then said: "If the resolutions adopted in the task forces are in fact implemented it would make Biden the most progressive President since FDR" (4:48). He also notes that those resolutions did not go as far as he would like but acknowledged that Joe wants to work toward universal healthcare. Bernie goes on to detail some of Joe's other good policies in his "strong progressive agenda."
He's one's of those disgruntled Republicans critical of what Twit has done to his Party, and his Party's enabling of Twit, and is therefore voting for Biden. He said:
"I can assure you that I hear from them (other Republicans) regularly about the sad state of affairs in the Party. And there's going to be a reckoning after the election should President Trump be defeated and the Senate were to flip. I suspect there's going to be a real conversation about what this Party should look like" (3:25).
Tapper comments about two recent Repug primaries where deranged conspiracy theorists won with Twit's praise. He asks: "Is it possible that the Party is now the Party of deranged bigots?" (5:13). Dent responded that it is part of what has motivated him to challenge his own Party and the Presidunce.
This is unacceptable. We, Congress and AGs across the country must demand that the sorting machines and mail boxes be returned.
Nancy Pelosi: "Earlier today, I spoke with Postmaster General DeJoy regarding his alleged pause in operational changes. During our conversation, he admitted he has no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other infrastructure that have been removed."
Yet another in the Twit crime family criminally indicted for wire fraud and money laundering. Takes one to know one I suppose.
"Former top White House adviser Steve Bannon appears to be facing serious legal trouble. Federal prosecutors indicted him Thursday on charges that he defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors in a online fundraising campaign, reports CNBC. The charges are related to a group co-founded by Bannon called 'We Build the Wall,' which sought to raise money to build a border wall, per Bloomberg News. Prosecutors say he used money raised by the group for personal expenses."
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
What a contrast from what we have in the Blight House now. How I miss this sort of intelligence, eloquence, humanity. If we are to go forward to restore that sort of leadership we must not let our anger, hopelessness and cynicism get the best of us. That will only worsen the nightmare we've been in the past four years. Obama wisely advised:
"Well here's the point. This President and those in power, those who benefit from keeping things the way they are, they are counting on your cynicism. They know they can't win you over with their policies. So they're hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote. And to convince you that your vote does not matter. That is how they win. That is how they get to keep making decisions that affect your life and the lives of the people you love. That is how the economy will keep getting skewed to the wealthy and well connected. How our health systems will let more people fall through the cracks. That's how a democracy withers until it's no democracy at all. We cannot let that happen. Do not let them take away your power. Do not let them take away your democracy" (12:10).
At this link. True it doesn't contain Medicare For All. But it does contain a public option as a stepping stone.* True it doesn't contain the Green New Deal. But again there's a lot there toward that goal.** It's a hell of a lot better than you'll get with Twit and the Repugs. Don't look a gift Donkey in the ass.
* "We will give all Americans the choice to select a high-quality,affordable public option through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The public option will provide at least one plan choice without deductibles; will be administered by CMS, not private companies; and will cover all primary care without any co-payments and control costs for other treatments by negotiating prices with doctors and hospitals, just like Medicare does on behalf of older people. Everyone will be eligible to choose the public option.
** "We agree with scientists and public health experts that the United States—and the world—must achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, and no later than 2050.To reach net-zero emissions as rapidly as possible, Democrats commit to eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035 through technology-neutral standards for clean energy and energy efficiency. We will dramatically expand solar and wind energy deployment through community-based and utility-scale systems, including in rural areas. Within five years, we will install 500 million solar panels, including eight million solar roofs and community solar energy systems, and 60,000 wind turbines, and turn American ingenuity into American jobs by leveraging federal policy to manufacture renewable energy solutions in America. Recognizing the urgent need to decarbonize the power sector, our technology-neutral approach is inclusive of all zero-carbon technologies, including hydroelectric power, geothermal, existing and advanced nuclear, and carbon capture and storage."
This ad shows something rarely seen in politics: Joe's humanity. They highlight his history of parenting, and how he extends that sort of care to the people he represents. It's an honest testament of his character, a stark contrast to Twit who has none. It's time to bring that sort of decency back to the White House.
True that the radical left is disillusioned by her and they'll take their vote elsewhere. But they are a minuscule demo compared with the majority of progressive voters who will back Biden. And this ticket will bring in a bigger demo of moderate Republicans who have had it with how Twit has destroyed their Party, some of whom have been making their appearance at the Convention. We'll need this diverse demo to beat the Twit so I've given up trying to convince the stubborn, radical left crybabies (Dembeciles); they are a lost cause like the rabid Twitiots.
Fully fund the PO and investigate the PostBastard. From her FB post:
"This is a start. But we still need to reverse all the damage, fully fund the US Postal Service, and investigate Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s conflicts of interest. And we need to keep our eyes on DeJoy so he keeps his promise and doesn’t find new ways to dismantle the USPS. I’ll be watching DeJoy’s actions – not just his words."
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Another paranoid fear debunked that he's a lackey of the rich. His tax plan has been evaluated by the likes of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institute which concluded:
"Biden’s plans would mean that the richest Americans would see their taxes go up by 13% to 18%. Americans of more moderate means would also see tax increases, but they have been called 'indirect' and amount to a smaller increase: around 0.2% to 0.6%. A President Biden would push for higher taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year for both payroll taxes and capital gains. [...] A Biden administration would also push to raise the corporate tax rate to 28%, back up toward the level it was during the Obama administration.[...] Biden also wants certain corporations to pay more. [...] Biden’s 'minimum book tax' would set a minimum rate of 15% on firms that have $100 million or more in income."
As you know Cenk is an aggressive progressive who has plenty of Biden criticism. But he's also a realist as to the prime directive for this election.
"You know you could say Biden's gotta clear the lowest bar in American political history. That's true. Can he do that? Yes. Is that enough? No. But will we take it? Of course! We've got to get rid of the man-child who has no empathy, who shows the ugliest side of America."
I'm guessing Congress' and we the people's pressure forced him to suspend his Draconian attacks on mail delivery until after the election. But interestingly he did not say whether he would put back those mail sorting machines and mail boxes that have already been removed. In which case the PO will not be restored to full operations. We must keep up our barrage of activism until POs are completely restored to their condition before this Dumpster took over the job. I'm guessing the House will bring this up when they meet with him this week.
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden believes that a 'Green New Deal' is 'a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face,' and many elements of his $2 trillion climate plan mirror the controversial proposal. [...] The proposal is clearly influenced by Biden's more progressive 2020 challengers, particularly Washington governor Jay Inslee (D.), who ran on a climate-focused platform. It also broadly mirrors the recommendations of the climate section of the Biden-Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) unity task force, co-chaired by former secretary of state John Kerry and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.)."
If we ever hope to retain a semblance of democracy. Talbot:
"Michelle and Bernie... the two best Democratic vote activators of 2020. Women love her, the progressive base loves him. And they both delivered for Joe Biden this evening. This year's election is more important than any in recent history, Bernie argued -- not only for the Democratic Party but for the progressive movement that has been energizing the party. Another four years of Trump would be an unspeakable horror, both Democratic icons declared. "It is what it is," said Michelle with a heavy voice. A self-described politico-phobe, nobody is a better public speaker than Michelle Obama.
"And the former first lady drove home the dark point in a way that none of her predecessors ever felt necessary: Trump must be defeated by such a lopsided margin that he cannot deny defeat. His forces are already doing everything they can to steal the election, to destroy what's left of American democracy. We simply can't let them.
"In 2016, Andrew Yang pointed out on CNN, Bernie Sanders's support for Hillary Clinton was not full volume. Nor was mine or that of many other progressive activists. But this evening, Yang said, Bernie's strong endorsement equaled that of Michelle Obama for her "good friend."
"We need both fists of the Democratic Party -- Bernie's left hook and the Obamas' clout -- to knock out Trump."
Monday, August 17, 2020
As usual he understands political reality and how we need to proceed within it. And as usual he inspires and motivates.
"The future of our democracy is at stake. The future of our economy is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake. We must come together to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as our next President and Vice President. My friends, the price of failure is too great to imagine."
"Elect Biden... then challenge him from the left. That's the constructive message from progressive Democrats as the party begins its virtual convention today. Led by progressive Congressional leaders like California's Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna, left-wing Dems are declaring all-out support for Biden over Trump -- but not for a party platform that stops short of endorsing Medicare for All. I like the slogan of Roots Action, the progressive group spearheaded by Marin County delegate Norman Solomon: 'Vote Trump Out/Then Challenge Biden.'
"I also like that delegate Marcy Winograd from Santa Barbara is already pressuring Biden not to pack his administration with hawkish foreign policy holdovers from the Obama years, including Susan Rice and Samantha Power. 'Once Biden gets elected, there will be no honeymoon,' Winograd has declared.
"I'll be tuning into the Democratic Convention this week, to hear the leading voices of progressivism that can no longer be suppressed by the DNC -- including Bernie Sanders tonight, AOC on Tuesday and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday."
It's a little long but full of invaluable insight. Just the bullet points follow. See it for the rest of the detail.
1. Do Not Wait — Biden/Harris Should Start Running the Country Now.
2. The Republican Party Must Be Crushed and Destroyed. Trump Must Become the Last Republican President.
3. Who Would Be Willing To, If Need Be, Put Their Life on the Line To Ensure This Election Is Held and EVERYONE Gets to Vote? I Would. Would You?
4. Become an Election Defender.
5. The Uprising We’re In Is Only Getting Bigger. The People Will Now Call the Shots.
Once again Reich nails it in this FB post. See it for the details.
"Democrats legislate. Republicans fulminate. [...] Republicans don’t have a clue how to govern. They’re hopeless at developing and implementing public policies or managing government. They can’t even agree on basics like how to respond to the pandemic or what to replace Obamacare with. Meanwhile, the central competence of the Democratic party is running government – designing policies and managing the system. Once in office, Democrats spend countless hours cobbling together legislative and regulatory initiatives. They overflow with economic and policy advisers, programs, plans and goals. But Democrats are lousy at bare-knuckles political fighting."
I guess that's why I've taken up the challenge to be a bare-knuckles political fighter. It's a bloody business but somebody's gotta do it.