What's Going On...

    Since Bernie grief, email/tarmac worries and Donald phobias have been rocking our free world way too much, thought it'd be useful to take a breather and discuss something else. And what an else...

    1) recent spate of cop-on-black killings re-ignites the Ferguson riot scenes from last summer. Will we actually do something about it, will it be left to Hillary, or will it be just part of America's pastoral gun-laden backdrop?

    2) Speaking of guns, still no new legislation despite Congressional sitdown. Nice symbolism, but...

    Cease fire

    I always liked the Tom Lehrer lyric that went

    We are the folk song army

    Everyone one of us cares

    We all hate poverty

    War and injustice

    Unlike the rest of you squares

    Somehow I'm unpleasantly reminded of it by the ever popular insult war  between the Dagblog Sander-rites and Hillary-ites.

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    Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

    Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

    The plutocracy has decided not to indict Hillary Clinton - and Donald Trump predicted it days before it was announced. So the Republicans are going to have a field day with this fiasco - and right in the middle of a general election.
    It's going to be an absolute circus, because the GOP knows it's their only chance of winning. They’re going to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s “impromptu” meeting with Attorney General Lynch during the climax of an FBI investigation into his wife, Hillary, and just days before she was interviewed by the FBI. They're going to bring up the fact that President Obama not only endorsed, but began to schedule campaign events with Hillary even before the FBI investigation was complete, and they’re going to bring up the fact that according to a NY Times report Hillary insiders let it be known that she intends to retain AG Lynch as her Attorney General if she's elected president - quite a timely leak.  In addition, there’s the lawsuits currently pending against Hillary and the Democratic National Committee for the election fraud that was allegedly committed against a fellow Democrat, and the Republicans are going to congressional hearings into the FBI investigation of Hillary, giving them access to over a year of FBI reports into her reports into her activities. For those who insist that Hillary's clean so it's no big deal, you should ask yourself why her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, found it necessary to take the 5th amendment over 125 in a 2 hour deposition. What was he worrying about incriminating himself of? And again, all of this is going to be paraded before the American people right in the middle of a general election - and Hillary already has atrocious disapproval ratings. so Hillary has become a gross liability for the Democratic party.

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    For over a hundred and twenty years the Statue of Liberty has greeted immigrants to these shores with open arms and the promise of the kind of freedom that they had never known. As a result, that towering, stately, and majestic lady has come to represent the quintessential symbol of freedom, liberty, and justice for people all over the world. Just the sight of her brought hope and inspiration to millions of European immigrants as they entered New York Harbor, and that initial vision sustained them as they started their new lives in America.

    The scene must have seemed surreal as their boats slowly moved past her in the harbor. Oceans of tears must have flowed as the immigrants stared in awe at this magnificent lady. In her right hand she held the burning flame of passion and enlightenment--outstretched and high, as though reaching for the very face of God. In her left arm she held the tablet that represents the rule of law, and the guarantee of equal justice for all, and on her right foot, the broken shackle of a freed slave. That's right–millions of European immigrants were welcomed to America by the statue of a freed slave.

    Just taking a stand

    As an unequivocal  Hillary supporter I think Bernie is quite right not to endorse her until the convention.

    Not just ¨ within his rights¨ but right. Full stop.

    He was not a marginal contender he was the major opposition. Not a frivolous exercise but something to which he devoted a year of his life at a time when that commodity is in dwindling supply. He has earned the right to be heard at the convention and to be allowed to make his case with respect to the platform ,meaningless as that document will ,as usual, be.

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    We as a nation need someone to represent us.

    We need someone who speaks to values.

    We need someone who speaks to friendship.

    We need someone who represents the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    Declaration Of Disillusioned & Disenfranchised Democratic Voters

    Many Bernie Supporters/Organizers created this document to send to superdelegates.  There is a version for voters that are not registered democrats as well.  Please add your comment, print and mail/fax, or scan/fax/tweet etc. this document to your superdelegates.  There are many lists of superdelegates out there, the one I am posting does allow for contact/corrections.  I will post links to .pdf versions here.  

    Registered Dems: http://docdro.id/nM0mebH

    Bernie, Hillary,Eric and Sync

    (From Harold Ickes  ´ diary)

    In 1933 FDR appointed William Woodin as Secretary of Treasury and Dean Acheson as  Under Secretary.

    During the appointment process Acheson joked he had no qualification for the post.  The joke ceased being funny , Woodin was in poor health  and Acheson soon was in effect the actual Treasury Secretary and

    FDR ś plan for Treasury was to  salute and say ¨yes sir¨ as he restlessly experimented to try to find a way to exit the Recession.

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    Donald Trump's campaign chair (Manaport) reported on Meet The Press that:

    "The good thing is , we have a candidate who doesn't need to figure out what's going on in order to say what he wants to do..."

    And I thought they got rid of Lewandowski because of his mouth and his assaults?

    Manaport is telling us that we do not need a President who has to at least attempt to discover the facts before he or she makes a decision?

    Warren vs. Kaine Smackdown

    So if Hillary goes for Warren, she risks losing the cross-over Republican refugees fleeing a sinking ship and brand the ticket too liberal for some.

    If she chooses Tim Kaine, she may miss the boat in inspiring the Sanders crowd as well as lose someone who seems to ignite a fire.

    Changes in the democratic primary system?

    I often wonder if a person's views change with the candidate they support. My opinions transcend the candidate I support. Every thing I'm posting here I not only believed before this primary but I believed long before the 08 primary. If TPM had saved it's reader's blogs discussions much of this post could be found there from ten years ago.

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    The Clinton Email Scandal Timeline

    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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    Surviving a Toxic Social Environment

    One thing that has been said by a friend to me about the 2010s is that it just has been a trip back to the 1970s. The 1970s were a chaotic and, in many ways, hate driven era of American politics, more so than typically: the Black Panthers, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Kent State, Vietnam, Harvey Milk, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. When becoming president after the resignation of Richard Nixon, Ford referred to his presidency as the "end" of a long national nightmare.

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    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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    This is NO ORDINARY PRIMARY = No Uniting Behind FRAUD.

    It's Pretty Simple Really.
    The Establishment Democrats conspired to make Hillary 'THE' Nominee before the primary had ever begun.

    If you consider superdelegates like 'judges' in a contest and those judges are supposed to 'weigh in' on July 25th, pledging themselves to a winner in the 'contest' before it begins is FRAUD.

    The DNC colluded with Hillary Campaign and corporate media to make 'her' 'THE' nominee even after others entered the race.
    That is 'rigging' a contest and a FRAUD against the public.
    (Class action suit re this FRAUD is being filed).

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    T-Rump won the gamut this year in the repub primaries/caucuses
    And some of the links tell us that this orange man received two billion bucks 
    in free advertising.

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    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

    The New Normal

    Below is our future President and Commander-in-Chief. While there have been loads of photos of politicians with kids, this one seems to say so much - not teasing, not mugging, simply doing what women do with children, communicating on so many levels including just being there, calmly.

    As I read yet another "Hillary doesn't know why she's running" article, I think somehow they haven't been listening. For 25 or 40 years. Or the ultimate damning quip, "she's running on a laundry list", I think, "what's wrong with a laundry list? that's how my wife gets 3 million things done before I get home." Most of us need an app for that.

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    Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattre



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