Alaska Governor Bill Walker won election in 2014 after merging his campaign as an independent with that of Democratic nominee Byron Mallott. Mallott is currently the Lieutenant Governor.
Marbled Rye is shorthand for my theory of Newton’s 3rd Law of Politics: for every Republican scandal (pumpernickel) there is a corollary Democratic scandal (rye) which is comprised of roughly the same ingredients.
A newly released video documenting DNC election fraud.
A nicely edited mashup of clips from mainstream and alt media sites that stitches together a very compelling case. Well worth the look.
Not once. Not twice. Not thrice, but four different articles from four different sources in two days.
It seems there was an “Ideas” conference for Democrats and Markos was on the panel.
Let's not waste time and get right to it.
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The family of the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., blasted reports that he was a source of thousands of emails leaked to WikiLeaks.
Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective and Fox News contributor hired by a third party to investigate the case made the WikiLeaks claim, which was corroborated by a federal investigator who spoke to Fox News.
Yesterday Judge Louis Guirola Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi sentenced Joshua Vallum to 49 years in prison for the hate crime murder of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender Alabama teenager.
This was the first ever application of federal hate crime laws in regards to the murder of a transgender person.
drip, drip, drip.... How much of this will be proven to be true? What will happen to Russia? Assange is inferring that Rich was the leaker but will not confirm. More info to come out as the day goes on.
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I tend to watch Westerns only under duress. Fortunately, though, I saw Along Came Jones. As I recall, heroine Cherry thought that hero Melody had shot her fella, Monte, with intent to kill. However, Melody's intent had been to inflict only a superficial wound, which Melody had done.
Chelsea Manning is scheduled to be released from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth on Wednesday.
Pvt. Manning will remain on unpaid active duty pending her final appellate review. As such, she will continue to receive health care and have access to commissaries and military exchanges.
So here is some really good reporting on the DNC by Brook Hines who works for The Florida Squeeze. She already posted Parts 1 & 2 and but now some new information has come to light and I think if what she has found checks out, the sh*t will hit the fan when part 3 comes out. And you'll never ever guess where she found this new information.
But first - here are Parts 1 and 2.
It has been quite a while since I last wrote about neo-liberalism due to the focus on the 2016 Presidential election. I fully expected to continue this series shortly thereafter, but the current disarray in our government has taken the spotlight. It is weird because I have had a rough draft for this essay sitting in my draft folder for some time and it is quite often I am reminded as to how timely the issue addressed in this essay is.
Of course--he's from Goldman Sachs. Sigh. Meet the Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn. He has been the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs for the past eleven years. And he says he's a Democrat.
On June 8, the UK will have a general election, and if the polls are accurate the leftist Labour Party is about to get destroyed by the conservative Tories.
Why is that?
Howdy folks! It's been a while since I've written much of anything. Since the election, I've been pretty much dealing with the anger and disgust at what has happened.
I've read a lot of election post-mortems and proposals for how left/progressive people should move forward in the current political climate.
It appears that there is a very real political realignment going on now. On the right, there is a lot of energy, enough to get somebody who promised to pay attention to the 99% (though seems quite unlikely to do anything useful for them). On the left, there is energy, but it is (as usual) being co-opted by the Democrat party and being channeled into a fake resistance movement which is an attempt to associate electing corporate democrats and preserving Obama's neoliberal "achievements" as real change that will help the 99%. The establishment Democrats at the head of this fake resistance have no intention of making actual change.
If left/progressives don't organize behind an agenda and force the Democrats to swallow it, the "resistance" will fizzle out into support for more of the same, sorry, "pragmatic" corporate crap that establishment Democrats have been shovelling out for decades and the right will own the nation's politics - perhaps even awarding them the preponderance of states (they are one state shy now) to amend the constitution or call a constitutional convention.
The stakes are a lot higher than most people realize and the corporate donors behind both parties would be delighted by an opportunity to modify the constitution to more fully lock down the prerogatives of the 1%.
I've had no internet this week. It is a capacity issue they hope to resolve shortly, which I think means they oversold their capacity and are making up for lost time. Do you think they will discount my $60/month for 3 Meg service?
At any rate, I couldn't do any research this week and only heard the big stories...Macron, the banker, wins the French presidency; the son of N. Korea refugees won the S. Korean election; and Comey, Comey, Comey ad nauseum.
Honestly, I had never heard of Kat Blaque until I read about her in the Advocate
Kat Blaque is not just any other girl. She is amazingly talented, wonderfully witty, and fiercely intelligent. Blaque has a gift for words, but not in the usual way. She is subtle and charming. She is soft yet strong.
My Saturday morning epiphany has certainly been a long time coming. Only now, very late into the endgame, do I realize how far behind the curve I have been, and how I have been willingly exploited by people far smarter and more ruthless than me.