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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.

Bernie was just being intellectually respectable

when he said he was sick and tired of hearing about the emails.

It´s at the very least inconsistent to admire Snowden´ s exposure of  the dangerously illegitimate over reach of the security apparatus and simultaneously express alarm about Hillary' s  view that the Secretary of State would be more effective if she  could work at home..

Clearly the Inspector General  ,like the Ferguson Police chief , knows he thinks should be in charge.

The question is , said Alice, whether you can make words mean so many different things.

The News from All Over

well at least from some other places.

According to TPM Bill Kristol says he'ś found a viable third party candidate.

According to Daily Kos former Attorney General Holder says that Edward Snowden´s revelations (Holder seemed to be trying to avoid the term ¨whistle blower¨) did some good. While still claiming that overall Snowden damaged the interests of this country and endangered some specific individuals.


I could comment but why?  

What happens in Las Vegas

get's discussed .And discussed. And disc.......

 According to  a political reporter/guest  today on  NYC's Brian Lehrer show, Senator Sanders emailed his supporters before the Las Vegas  count requesting them to behave respectfully.

According to another reporter- from  Jezebel a sensible sounding Sanders supporter- she was able to  chat with   3 Sanders supporters who'd phoned some of the  threatening remarks to the Nevada Democratic party election chairwoman. 

Ms. Jezebel 

1. they sounded like legitimate Bernie supporters

HIllary won Kentucky,Bernie, Oregon

That's all. Just think those results should appear here.

Bernie's Wall Street problem (and ours)

Seven years ago, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department bailed out the largest financial institutions in this country because they were considered too big to fail...If any were to fail again, taxpayers could be on the hook for another bailout, perhaps a larger one this time.

-- Bernie Sanders

Reminds one of what Mary McCarthy said about Lillian Hellman: "Every word she writes is a lie, including if, but and 'the'."

Yeah, they have more money

Hemingway's famous reply to Fitzgerald's "the very rich are different from you and me"

Does being part of the 1% make you evil?

Of course not. But it calls attention to the fact that we 99% are stupid. Not because we haven't executed our current versions of  Marie Antoinette. That  didn't provide any cake for the Paris poor.But because we've permitted the tax code to degrade to the extent that when a Susan Wojcicki earns an extra thousand dollars she'll pay the same $300 or so as her secretary.

Who's Susan  Wojcicki?  I thought you'd never ask.


The campaign will be a three month revival of "Street Car".

Trump represents Joe Lunchpail (R)  and scorns the Washington leadership.

Hillary knows what Nancy Pelosi is going to say before she does. But thinks his millennial  women  worked  for Bernie to meet guys. (OK, I know that's what  Gloria and Madelyn think )

One is terrifying  and the other's pushing  her "sell by" date. 

Heaven help us! At least Hillary knows better than to rely on the kindness of strangers,

Anyway, I'm glad she won.


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