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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.

A walk down memory lane


How we got into this fix

                 Maximum tax rate  for         

                    Ordinary Income     Capital Gains       Corporations  

                                                                                                  what else was happening

Ike                     91.0                        25.0                     52            Interstate highways program

Carter                 70.0                        39.9                     48

Ice cream. And Newtown

In the April 18th Financial Times, Edward Luce (Hillary Clinton's Missing Theme) lamented the fact that Hillary seems diffuse: Either in that same oped  or in one a few days earlier he essentially said  ask anyone, and they can tell you in 30 seconds what Trump or Cruz or Bernie intends to do. But Hillary, she just kind of suggests she'd do a better job of what Bill or Barak were doing..

Not slamming her, lamenting, because he mostly agrees with her positions. Was he listening tonight I wonder?

Nonsense about Hillary

For both of my readers, here's my list of the most nonsensical attacks on Hillary. Since it's important she win today I figure I should speak now or forever hold my peace- which I would certainly hate doing.

1. She's hiding the contents of her speeches  to various bunches of investment bankers.?  Let's see. How many people were in the room?  And why haven't some of them spilled the beans?  Do you think every banker in the room was an FOH? Hasn't the media asked? The reason the contents haven't  been reported is because 'there's no there, there'.



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