CNN actually has a rather nuanced article on Bernie/Hillary - it must be the end of the world........
Hi there everyone.
Look, responding in a defensive manner to the patently absurd claims being made right now against Sanders delegates (not supporters, but elected DELEGATES) in NV is the wrong tack to take. It legitimizes the MYTH that there was any violence at the NV convention, which there was not. The Casinos are all under 24-hour surveillance, for one thing. For another thing, there are thousands of eye-witness accounts and tons of videos that show nothing of the sort.
MAY 17, 2016
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following statement:
Did you know that today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (sometimes known as IDAHOT)?
The Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has introduced a bill today that will protect transgender people from discrimination.
Everyone deserves to live free of stigma, persecution and discrimination — no matter who they are or whom they love.
Today is about ensuring that all people — regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity — feel safe and secure and empowered to freely express themselves.
Kos's latest temper tantrum compares Bernie supporters to Trump supporters. My response:
May 17 · 01:07:16 PM
You now border on farce, Markos.
So much for “unity” from you and this place.
How does one contact the United Nations and get taken seriously enough to want to help us ensure fair elections?
Because this has become unacceptable. In my estimation, after this weekend's shenanigans, waiting until the convention in Philadelphia is too late. Bernie Sanders cannot handle this task and campaign at the same time. It is up to US to get the ball rolling.
Tired of hearing about "Clean Coal"?
The following is the comment I posted to the article that follows:
Journalism and truth died and someone forgot to tell me. I have a degree in journalism, and would have attended the funeral. For Truth, probably not. It has been ailing for a very long time in US America. Politicians killed it with a very slow poison. Still, sad to see it go completely.
Another excellent article here about how the election is being stolen from Bernie: Clinton Does Best Where Voting Machines Flunk Hacking Tests: Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders Election Fraud Allegations
Here's the last paragraph:
China has seen some pretty dramatic bubbles in recent years, many of which have yet to pop, such as real estate.
The Chinese stock market bubble that peaked and crashed last summer comes to mind.
However, the craziness has only gotten more and more extreme. This time it was the commodities market that went bonkers.
I am a political junkie and watch everything that is going on regarding the overall campaigns- am I an expert no, but work to educate myself on the current events. Therefore, I have a question for you all, why is Hillary campaigning so hard in Kentucky? Last week she dropped $180,000 (I think this number is correct) on ads, all her advocates, Bill and her have been campaigning exclusively in Kentucky during the last several days- why?
So, there has been an incident in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School District.
A trans boy who is a student at Olympic High School had to use the restroom. The school district has plans for a designated facility, but it is not ready yet, so the trans students used the boy's restroom. As the student pulled his pants down to use the toilet, a cisgender student walked in on him.
That student saw the image and immediately walked out.
It travels with me.
I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
Tuesday May 16, 1916
From The Arizona Republican: A Letter Forwarded For Mother Jones
Probably a preview of what's in store for the Philadelphia Dem Convention.
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NC Gov. Pat McCrory was interviewed on NPR the other day and managed to express the idea that passage of Hate Bill 2 was the fault of transgender people.
If we had not pushed for equal rights and access to public accommodations, then conservative forces would not have been forced to take them away from us.
He and other conservatives were also vehemently upset over AG Loretta Lynch's comparison of the current state of affairs to Jim Crow.
against high-class burglars, and I am kept
pretty busy most of the time.
Monday May 15, 1916
Chanute, Kansas - Mother Jones Passing Through on Way to Kansas City
I did not not think they would lose their composure so quickly but they muist be willing to risk it. Nevada was the turning point I think.
The tactics used there foretell what is coming. Look for it to get much worse. They fear the massive turn out expected at the Philadelphia convention and will make it clear that you go there at your own risk.
I apologize ahead of time for the somewhat lightweight diary, but I decided to make it a diary rather than a comment b/c I want a larger number of people to see it and help me speculate on this question.
If you were paying attention tonight ( and this morning, it was a loooong day) you had the terrifying privilege of watching democracy be stolen. Not gently. Not with the slow drain of disenfranchisement, nor the creeping hand in a ballot box.
It was public. It was on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Periscope and god knows where else. It was blatent. It was shameless.
Nevada showed that are our fears are justified. Our anger is justified.
I'm not sure WaPo would let anyone run the story nowadays. It's too hard-hitting on someone other than Trump, who is beefing with Jeff Bezos/WaPo (New reality show? BATTLE OF THE BILLIONAIRES!)