‘Swap ya a SCOTUS pick for a Continuing Resolution!’

Supreme Court Building at Dusk

‘Democrats capitulate as Republicans secure votes to install far-right justice on Supreme Court’, Barry Grey and Jacob Crosse, 23 September 2020, wsws.org (w/ permission)

“On Tuesday, Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced that he would support a vote prior to the November 3 election on Trump’s nominee to fill the seat on the US Supreme Court vacated by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The announcement virtually assures the installation of a far-right justice, to be named by Trump on Saturday, who will shift the court even more decisively against abortion rights and democratic rights in general.

The Democratic Party, whose response from the outset has combined cowardice and dishonesty, sank to the level of farce. Even as the top Democrat in the Senate, Charles Schumer, was denouncing the Republicans for their “hypocrisy” and pleading for a change of heart, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was secretly negotiating with Trump’s treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, to extend funding for the federal government until after the election.

For all her talk of “taking nothing off of the table” to oppose Trump’s antidemocratic court move, Pelosi was focused on preventing a plunge in the stock market by reaching a bipartisan deal with the Republicans on a continuing resolution before the September 30 deadline. The two announced a deal Tuesday afternoon and the Democratic-controlled House quickly passed it in a bipartisan 359-57 vote.

The supposed leader of the “progressive” Democrats in the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, could not even summon up the nerve to vote “no” and instead voted “present” on the bill.”

[The Roll Call Vote for H. R. 8337: at the top: Yeas, Nays, Present, Not Voting]

“So much for going “all-out” to oppose a court appointment that will be used to attack not only abortion rights, but all that remains of the past gains in civil rights, voting rights and social rights, from the eight-hour day to child labor laws, and accelerate the drive toward dictatorship. Rather than use the threat of a government shutdown as leverage against Trump’s Supreme Court coup, the Democrats rushed to demonstrate their fealty to Wall Street and pass the spending bill.

They have evinced no such urgency when it comes to restoring the $600 weekly unemployment benefit that expired at the end of July, leaving millions of laid-off workers and their families without the means to pay rent and put food on the table.

The contrast with Trump and the Republicans, who wage open war against the working class, could not be starker. Trump forced a government shutdown at the end of 2018 when Congress failed to give him the full amount he demanded to build his border wall with Mexico. After the end of the shutdown, he declared a national emergency at the border and illegally appropriated money from the Pentagon to build the wall, without any resistance from the Democrats, who soon after voted to fund his war on immigrants.

The same day as Romney’s announcement and the passage of the continuing resolution in the House, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated his opposition to passing legislation, should the Democrats win back the Senate and capture the White House in November, to expand the Supreme Court so as to break the stranglehold of the far-right. This was confirmed on Tuesday by a top Biden aide, who spoke anonymously to the Associated Press and called for “de-escalation” in the one-sided battle on Capitol Hill.

The one thing the Democrats never considered was appealing to the mass popular hatred for Trump in the working class and youth of the country. They could have called for all those opposed to Trump’s attacks on abortion rights, his promotion of police and fascist violence, and his threats to declare martial law, defy an election defeat and impose a dictatorship to march on Washington. No doubt such a call would bring out hundreds of thousands, which is precisely why the Democrats rejected it out of hand.

They are fearful of the right, but even more hostile to and terrified by the growth of left-wing social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment in the working class. They have spent the entire three-plus years of the fascistic Trump administration working to suppress popular opposition and channel it behind their reactionary anti-Russia campaign.”

The remaining two-thirds amounts to the feckless Dems not givin’ a hoot ner a holler for the democratic rights and social needs of the working class.

(cross-posted from Café Babylon)

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Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

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Ladies still disapprove of the up position for toilet seats.

Yes, the Dems are not going to stop Trump and the Republicans from putting a right wing head case to the Supreme Court. They have several strategies for fighting available, all of which would stand a very good chance of winning.

Again, they do this not because they are too stupid to understand politics, but because that is their job to maintain the status quo at all costs. They are paid well to do that job, and they have been damned good at it for a long, long time.

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and note the tag: Democrats as status quo gatekeepers. i will offer that at the Café it's an official category since i opened the juke joint long ago.

note: 'Babylon' is what the rastas call the Western Imperium.

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I just read that democrasts MUST block McConnell from going forward with the pick, but they are not doing and have already folded on having a quorum. So if the democrats won't do every in their power to stop this then whose fault is it if he court swings to the right for generations?

The voters of course.

The reason the Democratic Party leadership can do little to prevent thee outrages is because WE STUPID FRIGGING IDIOTS failed to do the simple thing of supporting our party, of always voting for Democrats and against Republicans in every single election.

This person always places the blame on the voters for the democrat's failure to govern. Not Feinstein not nuking the filibuster that would keep republicans from being able to easily block Biden's judges. Oh no dammit it's the voters who you know gave the dems the WH, senate and house during O's 1st 2 years. Nor is it Joe Manchin's fault for voting with republicans on most issues including getting a pass for voting for Kavanough therefore not making the deciding republican vote not have to come to congress to do that. Hey he was just helping out a friend who had a sick wife. That's more important than keeping the Kav off the court.

Nor was it the democrats fault for not bringing up Kav's numerous offenses or a myriad of other things.......... Never mind I am preaching to the choir. But seriously when do they hold democrats accountable for what they do instead of the voters who have no voice in what is done to them? Geezus buy a clue dude!

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Here is Pelosi's reply to what are you going to do to block Trump from appointing a SC justice? And trust me it is a doozy from the floozy.

Cued to her response:

Jimmy: "Every now and then you see that Pelosi is a robot and her software has malfunctioned like that robot in Westworld."

Pelosi: "Let's hope the president sees the light."

George Steppon: "But to be clear you are not taking any arrows out of your quiver? You are not ruling anything out?"

Pelosi: "Good morning. Sunday morning. We take an oath to protect and defend the constitution......... blah blah and yada yada empty words"

He also shows a tweet from Feinstein on how she will not kill the filibuster that would make it harder for the GOP to block Biden's vote if he wins and she gets to be the judiciary head honcho. They don't care.

Also there's a diary on how democrats can pack the courts and do all kinda things on their wishlists even tho Biden, Pelosi and many democrats have said that they will NOT do that. How is it they aren't listening to them? I asked kos why no one has written about dems voting for Trump's judges for 3 effing years. He hasn't answered.

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George Steppon: "But to be clear you are not taking any arrows out of your quiver? You are not ruling anything out?"

Pelosi: "Good morning!. we hear:

won't weigh in jimmy's thing on feinstein's enmbarrisng 'i've been elected AGAIN you idiot kids! hubris (climate and green new deal; i reckon it's time to grieve, adapt. (jem bendell)

jaysus, feinstein and her hubbie richard whazzit are billionaires, sold all the depression public works post offices w/ commie murals that were closed needlessly. oh, the Dems could have closed that edict for the PO, too.

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The 21st Century Democratic Party believes that the only thing wrong with this country is its citizenry. Our people are just not good enough for the upper middle class liberals who define the party now.

This contempt for Democracy and for people who do not vote the correct way is guaranteed to keep the Dems a minority party forever. It is also, by definition, totalitarianism. The people cannot govern themselves, they need people who KNOW to control everything. And who is it that KNOWS? The Party.

See George Orwell for how that works.

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@fire with fire "The 21st Century Democratic Party believes that the only thing wrong with this country is its citizenry." Bingo!

Can I steal that? Too late, already stolen. Democrats today are yesterdays moderate republicans.

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The socio-economic profile of Eisenhower Republicans were upper middle class winners in the American economic system. Also called "Country Club Republicans," these folks considered themselves enlightened enough to accept the New Deal as a Done Deal. Their opponents within the GOP ran them out of all positions of influence with the Goldwater Movement.

That same profile of comfortable upper middle class functionaries in the corporate world re-emerged as the core of the Democratic Party with the political success of Barack Obama. Country clubbing is not as popular among this set, but the premise of exclusivity behind the traditional country "club" oozes from the pores of this demographic -- an historical analog to Rockefeller Republicans who were so loathed by Goldwater's ascendant right wing faction.

Just like Nelson Rockefeller at the 1964 GOP Convention speaker's podium, facing the snarling anger of the new GOP looking like he was smelling dirty laundry, the sneering Democrats of the 21st Century will have no truck with the basket of deplorables -- those racist, fascist, nazi Trump supporters. There is no reasoning with sub human intelligence, they firmly believe.

Of course the irony of "liberals" dehumanizing people because of their beliefs is not so ironic any more. Just the way it is now. Liberal means letting previously excluded categories of people into the upper layers of our society. Done and done. Black Lives Matter, sponsored by Corporate America. What more could anybody ask of government?

The only real difference between Ike and Obama is that Ike was not an ultra-right wing imperialist and war criminal. Their respective constituencies are very similar nevertheless.

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Black Lives Matter, sponsored by Corporate America.

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The three words, Black Lives Matter, have been coopted by corporate America since the demonstrations at the start of the summer. This does not denigrate the movement or the hundreds of thousands of people who protested the festering reality of police violence against African Americans. I remain in awe of the commitment and staying power of BLM demonstrators.

I used the word, sponsor, because that is literally what is happening now. On the floor of the National Basketball Association playoff games being played now you can see in giant letters, much larger than the paid advertising, BLACK LIVES MATTER. This ties the phrase not just to the basketball league, but to Disney who is hosting the playoffs in Orlando, to Warner Communications that broadcasts half of the playoff games -- and every other corporate sponsor.

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From the NBA, we move to The Advertising Council who has put a major Black Lives Matter TV commercial campaign for BLM on TV from coast to coast.

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Personally, I like the reality that corporate America has changed sides and is promoting Black Lives Matter. But it is what it is. Cooptation.

This does not mean that there is anything wrong with the phrase or the movement. But the fact is undeniable. My own CT on this is that putting BLM into the context of Corporate America is part of the overall push toward civil war. I cannot imagine anything that could provoke a more paranoid response from Tea Party/MAGA knuckleheads than corporate sponsorship of the ongoing demonstrations that include significant violence and lawlessness among the peaceful majority in the ranks.

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i'd thought you may have been talking about jamie dimon, et.al., taking a knee for nine minutes, as well as the kinte cloth dem leadership doing so. or that george soros funds the original #BLM, been copyrighted by tometi, garza and cullors some say are sponsored by george soros, and: OMG: are queer!

apparently a recent report from the Public Accountability Initiative exposes how corporate America is bankrolling police departments across the country, including many of the same ones facing scrutiny over racist practices. One link that didn't include fossil fuels as well went to:

Corporate Backers of the Blue: How Corporations Bankroll U.S. Police Foundations’, Gin Armstrong and Derek Seidman, June 18, 2020

the lists and categories are far too wide and long to bring, but massive corporate sponsorship makes sense, as capital (an property) is protected by police, and demonstrates why so many police kill citizens with impunity, including the fa that police unions pay for expert witnesses to quash any convictions that might be brought.

anyhoo, donald's supposed to announce his choice today: insiders say barret, not (cubano) lagoa, with whom he did not meet in florida. and yeah, margaret hated their cooptation of her 'handmaid's tale'. the one i have in my media files has a woman hold a sign: hands of my body' with a reference to 'fallopians', (chapter and verse) ; )

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With respect to the case in point, one of the most prominent arguments you can find in our ultraparanoid culture is about who is "behind" BLM. On another board, I read of the dark implications found in piles of bricks being conveniently placed for looters and demonstrators who might be looking to bean a pig. This is a piece of evidence in a complicated argument that leads upstream to George Soros or somesuch revolutionary hobbyist with too much money for anybody's good. That kind of factoid always makes me yawn, regardless of the intended spin.

As I wrote at the time, both the brick thrower and the brick planters were hangers on. The demonstrations were their own message, their own revolution and their own disorganization. It does not matter in the slightest who was the first "influencer" on social media to suggest street action after news spread of the incident in Minnesota. It could have been George Soros or maybe The Pope of Rome or Vlad Putin himself.

You cannot make people go out into the street and face down cops for two weeks straight with "influence." People responded because of their personal experience of frustration with a system that lies to you. The trigger was the exposure of yet another example of the lie of "equal justice" that has been repeated regularly since 1776.

Another line of argument tries to parse the details of the characters in the Minnesota drama. Lots of factoids -- cop and dead guy knew each other, dead guy was really a shithead, autopsy shows heart attack rather than being choked to death. The implication of this line of disputation is that somebody behind the scenes hoked all this up. If so, so what?

People were in the streets because of the trigger of that hideous picture of the cop with a knee on a human being's neck. They raised hell because they are sick of the bullshit that we all experience of a daily basis. A huge slice of people were able to block streets several hours a day for several days in a row because they had lost their jobs to the pandemic. The smug face of that pig is now the face of Law Enforcement not because some mastermind dreamed up the incident -- he got it he old fashioned way: He earned it.

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My best guess is that once the BLM demonstrations took over the national consciousness with street action at the end of May, corporate America saw it as the opportunity to bring the movement into the main stream and thus defuse it. Its goal -- getting white America to realize that cops killing unarmed black people is a serious and seriously evil problem -- does not cost any money. It even makes a little money in tee-shirt sales.

And it is perfectly reasonable.

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The Media Paranoia focus has already shifted from Black Lives Matter to fingernail biting and teeth chattering about the election that Trump intends to win or steal unless we vote for Biden -- or something like that.

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Dems also looooove Superdelegates, sooooo democratic!.

delete the Senate! delete the electoral college! Delete Dems!

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AOC's a real pip. in one tweet she was defending having voted for a rise in congressional pay of $4500. it almost rose to the level of Art. ; )

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If you're not corrupt when you are first voted in, you will very soon become corrupted by the company you keep (or that keeps you).

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any of the successful D candidates i'd ever worked for became other people once in office, as in: they became compradors.. and i worked a hella lot of D campaigns earlier in life.

come to think of it, even the school board candidates and town council candidates i'd helped elect...were similarly disappointing.

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@wendy davis supported a local for office, only to see them morph into some creature from the right.
In my life, a city passes some ordinance. The County then overrides it. Then, a governor/state legislature does this, and the President says, hell no,overrides it, does that.
And this doesn't even begin to address the vote-for-donors zombies promising libs become after they swear in.

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often it happens, but for local offices, i'd have to think that newly seated members either must not have held the convictions they' espoused, or they didn't want to rock any boats and endorsed Group Think.

for federal offices, it may have been that their true agendas were shall we say...hidden? CO senator tim wirth was the worst that way (iirc), and i ended up having a public argument with him over his backing oil shale. luckily i'd never liked his successor ben campbell, who at least finally switched parties.

is it true in every state that county ordinances supercede city ones? in our county (that ed abbey had dubbed 'dipstick county' long ago), no D nor I need consider running for commissioner. our town did finally enact legal MMJ, yet the county: Nope. seemed about right, and it worked.

by the way, you might be interested in watching the three short seasons on Garrow's Law, an early 19th century barrister at the Old Bailey who broke all the rules of 'defense lawyers' (when there were any at all), prosecutors were paid to bring cases, etc., i'd used as an example in my last week's assange extradition trial.

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Counties and cities are separate units at the same level. Fairfax City is independent of Fairfax County.
I've advocated for this in Illinois. My property tax bill has about a dozen taxing bodies, County, Township, Village, School district, Community College district, Library, Mosquito Abatement district ...

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I have no quarrel with it. Otherwise you have a Congress of inherited money, and/or living off bribes.
$4500 is one DoD hammer, ten Congressional raises is one DoD coffeepot ($40,000 in in 1970's dollars IIRC).

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may be thinking COLA as she had. yes, many of her fans want to marry her/vote for her were he running for Prez, as per SOME of the comments below that tweet. others weren't so...complimentary given: 'we wont be doing brunch', repeat.

on ediit: what made it Art was that the press gaggle was asking her to explain, and she'd said: 'everyone should get a COLA!' as if everyone has a job that wants one. then she finally said as she pointed to a chauffeured hire car: 'there's my car!'

she has plenty of money; look at her threads and shoes. where she lives and how many places is in contention, but pricey.

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This article lays out the things they can do. One is blocking McConnell from a quorum. Guess what? They already caved on it. This list is easily read. I do wonder why many of us still think that dems will do the right thing. Are we just holding on to hope so that our lives are not made worse or what? Dems have shown they will not do what we want and yet we still expect them to do something. Anything.

ICYM this article I have posted please give it a look. It says if Biden is elected then the Trump that follows him will be much worse. Just like Bush 2 and Trump have been.

https://benjaminstudebaker.com/2020/08/31/the-left-case-against-supporti...

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Then maybe a true opposition party will emerge. The (D) party has been captured by special interests just as the (R) party was.
Trump's first election, powered by white working class voters sick of internationalism, sick be labeled deplorable, just plain sick and tired of being ignored and taken for granted.
How else did a loser who couldn't even make money owning a casino, who was the star of a sleazy C-grade TV show, be elected President of the United States? The Clinton's, Biden's, Schumer's, Pleosi's have all got to go. My sister, a (D) stalwart doesn't even like Biden, although she is going to vote for him. Luckily it won't matter in Alabama. She liked Mayo Pete. I might have voted for Mayo Pete but not for Catfood Biden who wants to cut my SS and Medicare and starve my grandchildren. Jesus, I'd vote for the ghost of Benito Mussolini before I'd vote for Biden. At least Mussolini was man enough to accept that he was going to be shot and pleaded for the life of his mistress instead of his own. Partisans shot them both and hung them by the heels for the people to spit at. A fate too good for Her Heinous.

I confess that I worked for Clinton in 1992. He does have a silver tongue. And I worked for Howard Dean and I supported Obama with my money and my vote(s). And money for Bernie. Both campaigns. No more! I'm swearing off the BLUE. NO MORE DAMN LYING DEMOCRATS! I have to admit that Reagan and Trump said what they were going to do. I just didn't like what they said. So I listened to the honeyed lies of Democrats. Now I want revenge.

P.S. Howard Dean espoused a good plan. After Obamacare was announced, I bought a book called "Doctor dean's prescription for America". In it he twists like a pretzel to push Obamacare, reversing every position he held during his campaign. Another liar. How many pieces of silver did he get for that book?

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easy to read, if...Surreal as far as advising dems. War Powers At and Impeachemnt made laugh aloud. the studebaker piece is far too long for now for me to do more than scan, but what i saw i'd likely agree with in the main.

one thing we always need to remember is that wall street is backing biden because he'd said 'nothing will change', and that 38 republicans nat sec big wigs find him...malleable enough to Direct his Play. wish i could find the biden tweet showing him and barck obomaba walking together maybe arm in arm: so honest, though: he'll be the Man Behind the Throne!

looked, dinnae find it: but small wonder, he's a golpista! (at least he shares common values on guido:

lying dog of a dog. but how sweet is this?

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possibility of an October surprise by Trump and Pomp, and many 'progressives and the squad' agree, as does the UN human rights report against maduro: (mint press news)

Last week Pompeo toured Venezuela’s neighbors to discuss regime change. “Maduro has to go,” Pompeo said while in Guyana. “We know that the Maduro regime has decimated the people of Venezuela and that Maduro himself is an indicted narcotics trafficker. That means he has to leave.” The United States and Guyana announced that they would subsequently be carrying out joint military border patrols along the country’s sparsely populated bur disputed frontier with Venezuela.

Earlier this month an American ex-C.I.A. agent was arrested outside the country’s largest oil refinery complex in possession of C4 explosives, a grenade launcher, and other weapons.

to the sound of silence from the US...

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who is The Left? i don't agree with him on the supreme court, even w/ his cherry-picking. this isn't the image i was hoping to find again, but the theme is the US keeps ratcheting to The Conservative NeoCon Right.

which man the military would follow is always the question, but one has to figure in the Police, a well. i've lost track of which USian generals hate Trump, to tell the truth. studebaker's claim that he doesn't want power, but just bloviates, turns away is interesting though.

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Will some of them bolt and form a New Progressive Party? (The original Progressive Party was a Republican spinoff.)

So many votes out there, just waiting for a new JC Fremont, a new Teddy Roosevelt, a new Fighting Bob LaFollette....

How long can that temptation be resisted?

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who (what constituency) comprises 'the Left'? i know many saw bernie sanders as 'Leftist', although not I, esp. on FP and empire. how long would a new progressive party take to grow roots given how the Blue Team and keep them obscured and off the ballots? hell's bell's, noan chomsy, bill fletcher, jr. and pals wrote a column counterpunch published: Do not vote hawkins/walker because: Existential Trump. the SEP couldn't get on ballots, either.

i like your idea about another fightin' bob, but how long, how long? plus, socialist emma goldman's quip seems more prescient than ever, imo: 'If voting mattered...it would be illegal'.

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American people as a whole instead of just the Very Rich And Powerful".

Used to be, we called that "the center".

But what we have now is a far-right party totally subservient to the Very Rich And Powerful (the Democrats, resuming their traditional position sucking corporate tit) and a raving insane psychopathic party that (insofar as they have any coherent desires) wants to return to the glory days of the Articles of Confederation (1777-1789)(this is giving them the benefit of the doubt that not all of them want the Confederacy to rise again).

Neither party gives a shit for the likes of you and me. Neither party thinks our lives have any value. Neither party will do anything for us.

If there are any not-insane politicians remaining in Republican ranks, they must surely notice that "the center" has been completely abandoned. (Trump has, hence his periodic feints to the left of the Dems. But he's still much too beholden to the Very Rich And Powerful, and he's still trying to ride the raging tiger that got him where he is.)

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fulsome and well-articulated definition. i know i'm an outlier here, but for me, 'Left' means: anti-capitalist (not reform capitalist DSAs) and anti-imperialist, meaning ceding to a multi-polar world now in progress.

mr. studebaker on the right sidebar had written of 'bernie sanders' electability, so might that be the Left he'd posited? medicare for all would have been a great gain for the rabble,
but trump wanting to wipe out ObombaDontCare...would be a travesty? i've lost touch, as i don't go to doctors, never will again. but many need the comfort of medical insurance, even as free heath care (even beyond allopathic) should be a human right.

thank you. i need to close down for the night, and i'll try to imagine what sort of closing song might be even close to appropriate.

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few of us intuited that the underclass in this nation would be 'third-worlders by now?

thank you, buffy. 'we're dying of their gravy spills'. 'their minds rustle with million dollar bills'.... 'who puts outspoken third worlders in jail...just to shut them down?'

good night, all, thanks for participating so well.. and sleep well, dream well if you can.

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He was one of 3 that did. My 2nd guess is Joe Manchin.

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it took me a few minutes to even remember who the hell tim kaine is. oh, she's pretty bad, but swore in some other year that she won't be an activist judge re: roe v. wade. sure. i watch a few minutes of her on youtube live, and she read her telepromter saying the word 'poignant': PoyG-Nant. evangelcals will love her.

i'd meant to add a bit to my thoughts on your studebaker column via wsws, , but my heart's not in it. i just learned than andré vltckek left this mortal coil a few days ago in instanbul under 'suspicious circumstances.

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... i just learned than andré vltckek left this mortal coil a few days ago in instanbul under 'suspicious circumstances.

I'm not finding any information regarding the death of Andre Vltchek other than Wiki stating that he "Died September 22, 2020 (aged 57) Istanbul, Turkey." Crickets so far. If you know of some online info, please do pass it on.

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