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Buttegieg Campaign Violates Free Speech Right of #Medicare4All Pamphleteer

Technically, Keene State College, a public college, violated the 1st amendment right of Norman Solomon who was passing out a pamphlet titled "“Medicare for All. Not Healthcare Profiteering for the Few.” But a Buttegieg staffer called campus police to arrest Mr. Solomon after Buttegieg spoke at an auditorium at Keene State.

to brighten your day: ‘Post-Prayer Breakfast Depression’

It’s written by the brilliant word-smith JP Sotille, Feb. 7, 2020, newsvandal.com, who’s kindly given me permission to republish it.  Not having known about his first participation in this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, I dug out a video and transcript of Himself’s part in the production.

That's Not How To Win, Joe

A young woman asks Biden "How do you explain the performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win a national election?"

Biden's response: "You ever been to a caucus?"

Woman says yes.

Biden: "No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier."

Source: Jon Ward (@jonward11) -- 10:51 AM · Feb 9, 2020

The Weekly Watch

On to the Osa Peninsula

...and into the jungle

This week we'll visit the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park located in Costa Rica’s South Pacific region. Corcovado National Park is one of the most unique and biodiverse places on the planet and visiting the Peninsula should be a real treat. It contains over five percent of the world’s animal population just within that small area, making it a popular ecotourism destination. For example, the national park is said to contain the entire ecosystem of insects that is found between Panama and Mexico. Additionally, National Geographic describes it as the “most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity.” (6 min)

The app failed in Iowa so let's try something new in Nevada


I want to float a theory about Bernie, Chris Mathews and Russiagate.

Chris Mathews' conflating democratic socialism with communism under a dictator demonstrates a rabid hatred of policies that help average Americans. It also demonstrates that he is an idiot, but that is beside the point. Let's assume for second that his radical pants pooping hysteria against a strong public safety net, healthcare and higher education is a fear shared by many of the 1% and their surrogates.

Chris Matthews Compares Bernie to Communist Dictators. Time to Fire Him

If you didn't watch the post-debate analysis last night on MsNBC (and why would you?) you missed gas-bag Chris Matthews comparing the Movement sparked by Bernie Sanders as the equivalent of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin, or the Khmer Rouge, just waiting for our opportunity to execute him in Central Park. Really, he went there.

Welcome to Saturday ...

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“I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We're tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We're tired of hearing politicians and priests and cautious reformers... coax us, 'Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just wiser than you.' For ten thousand years they've said that. We want our Utopia now — and we're going to try our hands at it.” ~ Sinclair Lewis


The New Adam ~ Sandor Bortnyik, 1924