total economic terrorism waged on Venezuela: submit or face the consequences

‘Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade’, August 7, 2019, telesurenglish.com

“Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the “serious aggression” that impede Venezuela “right to food”.

Tulsi's Frustrating Polls

Tulsi's debate performance continues to make waves, and as of yesterday she had more than 153,000 unique donors, with a stated goal of reaching 160,000 by this upcoming Sunday. Her rate of gain has gone from 12,000-15,000 per day in the 3 days after the debate, to 3,000 per day a few days ago, to 2,000 per day yesterday. This is still above the 500 per day average gain she had prior to the second debate.

There is no "crisis at the border"

You expect Trump to lie about immigration. After all, without xenophobia and scapegoating Trump doesn't have much to sell.
But when I see even the Democrats use the term "crisis at the border" then you know the rhetoric has left the realm of reality.
I'm going to bust some myths with this essay.

Myth #1) There is an "invasion".

What's Going On with Tulsi?

I am very confused. I thought Tulsi was for Medicare for All. I've also been looking for her foreign policy stance re. Israel without much success. Can anybody elucidate as to what is going on?

Tuesday Open Thread ~ And Then There Were Grapes

“If I ever go missing, I would like my photo put on wine bottles instead of milk cartons. This way my friends will know to look for me” ~ Anonymous
Piedmont, Italy
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Good Morning!

Welcome to Tuesday’s Open Thread. As the title suggests, today’s offering is about wine. Which wine? Well, in keeping with the outdoor theme of summertime festivities, Pinot Grigio was the wine selected for this week's tasting. One of the most popular Italian wines apart from Chianti, this little grape still invites disdain from wine aficionados. Detractors of Pinot Grigio often complain that it's too "simple" a wine, while others attribute that characterization to the unfortunate practice of watering down the wine by harvesting the grapes too early. Simple, or not, I found the flavors in the Pinot Grigio's we tasted marvelously refreshing and think they would compliment any barbecue or outdoor picnic quite nicely.

Recession 2020

There is a chance that the recession won't wait until next year to hit, but there is almost no chance that we won't be in a recession in 2020. A whole list of economic indicators are flashing red, starting with the most accurate recession forecaster of all - the yield curve.