We won today

    The Democrats had a plan and the Reps had a train to catch..Or something. Maybe read about the Dixie Highway. Or  sing Dixie.Or the Horst Wessel Lied.

    If we started with a 53% chance of winning in November we ended with 53% + something.

    If you skipped it,  the Dems took advantage  of their  month's  preparation to locate their top 50 Impeachment vids  .  The Reps took advantage of it to practice repeating last month's script..


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    Plan B: Bloomberg before Biden



    I know that there is no need for a fallback position, it's Sanders/Warren 2020 (or, you know, vice versa....)


    But just in case--


    If it comes to it, as between one scumbag neoliberal and the other, I  like Mike.


    At least he comes with cash.

    Admin: retry - cutting racial talks, keeping threads unrepetitive

    As Dagblog has devolved into talk about "whitesplaining" and "blacksplaining" and never ending polemics on racism, the Civil War, "pity Olympics", et al, from now on white Dagbloggers will no longer try to explain black people, and black Dagbloggers will no longer try to explain white people. Except for Danny and anyone else on the masthead, who can do whatever they please. (I personally will abide by my diktat).

    Cancel Culture thread, Part II

    This was such a goodie that I had to start a new thread. (Here is the link to Part I with its title:IS "CANCEL CULTURE" AS BAD OR WORSE THAN THE RIGHT-WING CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT?)

    Boy George officially now a figure from the Before Times: https://t.co/cS5xB4WTlu

    Backlash Against the 1619 Project

    The NYT recently reported that high school history textbooks used across the United, but geared for the big sales in California and Texas, tell two different stories about United States. In the Texas version issues like slavery are white washed. A travesty.


    I thought: good for him! And in the end, all of us

    Steve King’s district https://t.co/WGS656FACE

    — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 16, 2020

    He may or may not be presidential material, but he sure does have the knack for how culture change happens. Many of those Democrats in that room have socially conservative family members, friends and neighbors.

    Evangelist Kanye West to Headline Anti-LGBTQ Event

    Kanye West will stop in Phoenix this weekend to headline Awaken 2020—a 10-hour evangelical event that has garnered criticism from LGBTQ community members and their allies.

    Oh Lord,

    Today's new round of  Trump disclosures means we really could  win 

    Unless we nominate Joe Biden. In an election whose theme  will be installing  an Administration  of normal human decency the only Dem candidate who fails that test is the one who  misused his authority to require Ukraine  to make a lavish monthly gift to his son.  .

    Old Lindsey Graham tv appearance videos: always fun and informative!

    Andrew Yang fans defined

    See the following thread:

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    Better board the bus for Bernie



    Destination, "Furthur"




    The sad reality that is our Electoral College mandates a new version of "Clean for Gene"


    It seems clear that the fate of the nation (and the world) hangs in the dank cheese cellars of Wisconsin, the hillbilly sections of rural Pennsylvania and the vote-suppressing suburbs of Michigan.


    A flood of volunteers from out of state is called for.


    Suze Collins and the Infernal Charlie Brown Football

    Senator Susan Collins says that she is working with a group of Republican Senators to see if witness testimony will be allowed in the Senate impeachment trial. 

    Taking bets on whether the outcome will be better than when she said that she was seriously deliberating on how to vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation. At that time, she give her confirmation speech with a Mississippi Confederate seated at a table behind her.

    I hope I'm wrong in where I'm placing my bet.

    Republicans Claim Democrats Loved Qasem Soleimani

    Nikki Haley said Democrats mourn the loss of  Qasem Soleimani 

    Joining Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Monday night, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley discussed the response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Suleimani, saying that “the only ones mourning the loss of Suleimani are our Democrat leadership and Democrat Presidential candidates.”

    Lest you worry we are taking Haley out of context, she tweeted out the clip herself last night.

    Trump wins again

    Donald's set piece on the prior administration's  "foolish " no nuke agreement with Iran per se  -and its' associated role "providing the funding for Missile attack" could seem as evidence that he has finally lost all contact with reality and needs to be taken away for a long  rest.

    On the contrary, it was a great success.

    In the hours since  it's been the main topic, as he intended. As opposed the dangerous (for him) topics of the murder itself  and the need for Congress to revoke the extraordinarily improper Authorization to Use Force Resolution.


    Iran Warned Over Drop in Trump Polls

    NYT today:

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran on Sunday that the United States could attack the country within its borders if leaders there take hostile actions against the President's interests in the aftermath of the drone strike that killed a top general.

    The answer to "Do you know anyone who you would call a racist?" before Trump was elected

    1/n Still don't have my broken computer / all my data back from repair (hoping sometime next week). Said I'd take a break, but it's a new year/decade so I feel obligated to tweet *something*. So here's a gem I just found. Too funny. pic.twitter.com/UHWaXNRrCC

    — Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) January 4, 2020

    Levar Burton Enters the Pity Olympics

    On the first day of this new year, LeVar “Kunta Kinte” Burton told all of Twitter that he wouldn’t tolerate any racial gaslighting in the new decade. The acclaimed actor, author and advocate released the first installment of This is My Story, a video series where he shares individual stories that capture some of the racist experiences most Black people in the U.S. “have in common.” On Twitter, Burton wrote:

    Pompeo: We Have Given Iraqi's Freedom !

    Can Republican flunkies and Trump sycophants get any more cynical than Pompeo today?

    Pompeo - "Iraqis — Iraqis — dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more."

    Even Fox News reported:

    It was not immediately clear where or when the footage in the tweet was recorded.....

    The Iranian assassination

    When Harold Wilson's  got to Heathrow in 1964  the UK had just learned that the Brit Secy of Defense had been sleeping with the same 16 year old as the Russian ambassador . The press asked Wilsonwhat he thought.

    Answer:   " No comment"

                     "In technicolor"

    Which is what we should be saying tonight :     Practice .

               NNNNNNNN NO NO NO   etc

    A "blog" saying it was a Trump  election maneuver will be copied .

    distributed on the net and will cost us one vote per each reader. 

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    AOC is Joan of fucking Arc!





    Bernie Sanders was resurrected (from real, not virtual, near death...) by her endorsement, and his donations have exploded as reported today (35 Million for 4th Q 2019)


    I used to say that she was a political  comet.  That's incorrect.


    It's social conservative spin, BUT

    this which I noticed because Andrew Sullivan retweeted it, it's worth a look to see both:

    1) what we will see more of as white male privilege is made the main bogeyman in our culture, and

    2) how one can vie in the victimhood Olympics with selective stats:

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    Biden to Trump: Sure, I'll testify at the impeachment--jointly with you, punk.



    Which, of course, he did not say, thus wasting a golden opportunity.



    Why should Biden duck testifying, anyway?  if it were, say, AOC, or some other clapback *artist, the chance to make a direct attack on Trump with wall to wall tv coverage would be gold.



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