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Kaine,Catholicism and grammatical tricks

I was started down this path by the juxtaposition of two OGD links included  in  Michael's Freak Out Thread :

 Al Franken's MSNBC interview and a  Hillary ad . Franken described Kaine as a "progressive Catholic" ; the ad purported to show the children listening to Trump's tasteless insults to women who'd  outraged him by expecting  him to answer questions.

Those damn emails

 FBI director Comey contributed to Obama’s opponents in each of his  elections:  August 2008, $2,300 to John McCain ; 2012 ,$5000 ( the maximum )to Mitt Romney .Also $2,500 to Susan Brooks (Ind.), Brooks went on to win a House seat.

Just the facts, mam..


Burlington mayoral election, 1981

Bernie Sanders (I) – 4,330 (43.43%)

Gordon Paquette (D) – 4,320 (43.32%)

Richard Bove (I) - 1,091 (11.76%)

Joe McGrath (I) - 139 (1.50%)


Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,942 (52.12%)

Judy Stephany (D) – 4,086 (30.68%)

James Gilson (R) – 2,292 (17.21%)


Bernie Sanders (I) – 5,760 (56.09%)

Brian D. Burns (D) – 3,275 (31.89%)

Diane Gallagher (I) – 1,234 (12.0

The email number was 110

at least so far.

Hillary's "arrogant,selfish actions "   (Maureen Dowd) "contaminated......Barack Obama etc. etc.etc." by not  volunteering that there were  110 emails  with classified information among those she turned over to State.

And "at least 3 " more classified emails among not turned over to State.

This is nonsense.

Neither State,the do nothing  Congress,  the FBI  nor us should be wasting time discussing 113 "classified" emails even if they were all classified for deep security reasons.

And maybe they were.

Or not.

The Dallas families have had a terrible loss

of the officers who were killed  doing their job.

So have the families now waiting in anxiety for their wounded family member to recover.

My heart goes out to them all.

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.

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.

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.

Let me be the ant

at the picnic.

It was great to celebrate Tuesday night. And Hillary didn´t miss a beat. She could have been practicing that speech for 8 years. Maybe she was.


She ain' t gonna win unless Bernie supports her. Enthusiastically.

True? Who knows. But we need to think that way.

A home run

Hillary´s ¨acceptance speech¨. When all is said and done it´s always helpful to be smart.

Now if she can just stay out of jail maybe Obamacare can be improved and reissued as Hillarycare. What goes around comes around. Sometimes twice.


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