February 2020

Nina Turner appeared on stage soon after Bernie Sanders was declared the landslide winner of the Nevada caucus. She made it clear there was a lot of work still to do even with the continual incoming flak. Her speech is well worth listening to because it is clear it is...

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  • February 29, 2020

Dr. Victoria Dewey pointed out an important reality while in Las Vegas Nevada speaking to Bernie Sanders supporters. The fact that black women's healthcare is systemically undermined, only when all have health insurance are Black women able to secure equitable health care. And that is Medicare for All. Dr. Victoria Dewey:...

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  • February 29, 2020

God the Media is terrible when it comes to science and medical issues.  Trump has everyone at his latest press conference saying that the risk of COVID-19 to Americans is low.  How the hell do you know that the risk is low?  There has been no widespread testing of Americans...

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  • February 29, 2020

You’ll enjoy this. Ted Cruz likes to pretend he’s plugged into pop culture, but his efforts in that regard are, to put it mildly, clumsy. His latest Daffy Duck-worthy backfire came two days ago after he picked up on an old Jimmy Kimmel segment showing American pedestrians being asked to point...

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  • February 29, 2020

Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire has an interesting piece up this morning (paywall): Bernie’s Most Likely Running Mate should be Elizabeth Warren. The argument goes basically like this: Bernie will probably arrive at the convention with a plurality of delegates, but not a majority. Warren has made it clear she intends...

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  • February 29, 2020

If there’s one thing Donald Trump is good at, it’s shouting the same outrageous lies over and over again. As a former reality show host whose most discernible skill was fake-firing people who weren’t actually employees, Trump understood the value of a catchphrase. “You’re fired!” may have been the “What...

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  • February 29, 2020

Looks like Trump learned the fine art of the hand-swat from Melania. x How embarrassing pic.twitter.com/xlMgdBjvJg— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 29, 2020 x pic.twitter.com/IZOR0smIf5 — ᑕᕼᑌᑎK (@chunkled) February 29, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Go sit in the car, Lindsey. I’ll be right out. Someone will crack a window for you....

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  • February 29, 2020

Wait, you mean HE WHO CANNOT BE NAMED?!?!?!?!? We’ve now reached Beyond Parody 2.0, folks. Or maybe Irony Is Dead Cubed. x Mulvaney says the press ought to be covering Trump’s relationship with his teenage son more. One of the few things that is agreed upon about the press corps...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 28, 2020

For the past four days, I have heard Trump loyalists like Wilbur Ross and Larry Kudlow, disaffected Republicans like Megan McCain and Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, ‘woke’ or former  Republicans like Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly use the phrase, “ this is not political.” What they all have been talking about is...

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  • February 28, 2020

When political maven and American University history professor Allan Lichtman predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 election, I laughed … nervously. When it turned out he’d been right, I wanted to crawl into a hole and die. When he predicted Trump would be impeached, I was ready to stick my head...

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  • February 28, 2020

Oh, it’s like shooting transitional fish fossils in a barrel.  First, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rightly pointed out that Mike Pence is to science as Donald Trump is to leafy green vegetables: x Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of...

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  • February 28, 2020

Details at this time are unclear as to what exactly caused an enormous glacier collapse on the Andean mountain of Salkantay in Peru. Satellite images should solve the mystery of how the collapse started. There was a similar example of  glacial collapse ice in 2016 in the Himalayas of Tibet...

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  • February 28, 2020

We are in one huge mess.   We have to have someone ready to take the reins from day #1.  It will be one heck of a job.  We have had enough drama since 2017. ( Starting inaguration day).  We need someone to get the country back to normal even before...

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  • February 28, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Justice Sotomayor warned that, thanks in part to Trump's...

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  • February 28, 2020

x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been protesting outside the White House for over a year – The Washington Post https://t.co/NhHHZV420V — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) August 17, 2019 “Hasta la victoria, siempre!”  x A LAYPERSON’S GUIDE TO TRUMP-RUSSIA: It’s komprocated. So many...

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  • February 28, 2020

Anthony Fauci is the premier public health expert on viruses and their spread. He has been the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of NIH, since 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues....

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  • February 28, 2020

Mark you calendars, Florida Kossacks: Rep. Cindy Polo and former Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Juan Cuba will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren at a Miami event this weekend. The Warren campaign will also hold a series of events in Jacksonville ahead of Florida’s March 17 primary election. Polo and Cuba will attend a Cafecito con...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 27, 2020

Don’t worry, folks! The coronavirus outbreak may be looking worse and worse — and the markets are sagging like Donald Trump’s jowls at that weird-as-F presser yesterday — but it’s going to be just fine. I’m 100 percent confident Trump is diligently working on a way to blame this whole...

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  • February 27, 2020

The question is whether the Senate can be flipped, and it depends on the POTUS candidate while holding the House. Turn-out must be by proportion more than in 2016 since the Electoral College requires certain swing states to be won by much larger margins in 2020. Basically, the tipping point for...

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  • February 27, 2020

Big Votes Coming Up! South Carolina Saturday, Then Super Tuesday! photo: PDA’s Alan Minsky and Dr. Bill HonigmanSay, “We Want Bernie For President” In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. Our Empowered Movement Is Growing All Across...

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  • February 27, 2020

Dow is down 1,100+ points and Trump has thrown the COVID19 hot potato to Pence, so IMPOTUS can return to the banality of his existence, pimping reactionary cultural products. This time a dramatic reading of the Strzok/Page text messages. As if we didn’t have enough of Trump mocking Lisa Page...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 27, 2020

The Peach State is the eighth largest in population with nearly 11 million people, having grown 10% since 2010. It is dominated by the six million residents of the Atlanta Metropolitian region which has grown about 15% over the last 10 years. There are several reasons Georgia will be of interest...

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  • February 27, 2020

Couldn’t agree more: Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that funds being used to construct the president’s border wall with Mexico should be redirected to help contain coronavirus, a quickly spreading epidemic with origins in China. “I’m going to be introducing a plan tomorrow to take every dime that the president is now taking to...

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  • February 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Stacey Abrams (D. GA) in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Friend, In a moment, I’m going to ask you to make a donation to Reverend Raphael Warnock’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia. But first, let me explain why I am...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 27, 2020

As we all know, conservative conspiracy theories can be deadly. Just ask the basement gimp at Comet Ping Pong. But if conservatives succeed in spreading their latest conspiracy theory like, well, a virus, we could be in for a really awful time. You may have heard that Rush Limbaugh recently...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 27, 2020

Japan is now reporting that a female tour-bus guide has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Normally, individual infections aren’t news at this stage of the virus’s spread. Except that this patient was already being counted in the “recovered” population. She had contracted the disease initially in January, received treatment, and was declared recovered...

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  • February 27, 2020

What have we done? A new study published in the Geophysical Research Letters has found that the vital role ocean circulation plays in our climate, weather, and marine life has shifted due to our warming planet. The study reveals for the “first time, independent satellite observational evidence demonstrating that the...

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  • February 27, 2020

Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms, in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 27, 2020

Furious over the Dow’s 1,900 point plunge over the past three days, President Trump held a press conference Wednesday to try to calm markets. Echoing the comments of his National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow that “we have contained” Coronavirus and the American economy is “holding up nicely,” Trump declared...

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  • February 27, 2020

Buttigieg has since deleted this tweet: Yes we can. Especially since we now need a Third Reconstruction. x Buttigieg said he's not looking forward to Bernie Sanders' “revolutionary politics of the 1960s,” but does that mean he opposes the 1969 start of the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement? #LGBTQ #gay https://t.co/nqUb1COGln..&#46;

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  • February 27, 2020

Democratic Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is not just a Michael Bloomberg supporters.  Fischer is also a national co-chair on Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.  And how did Bloomberg snag the support of Fischer?  You will never guess how.  Yeah, you will.  Seems that Bloomberg Philanthopies provided a grant to the city of Louisville...

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  • February 27, 2020

Donny Trump has come unstuck in time … (Second tweet): x Trump again absurdly blames a stock market slide that mostly happened Monday on a Democratic debate that took place Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/TtRcU9moLZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 27, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> REPORTER: You mentioned the stock market earlier, to...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 27, 2020

Trump’s Katrina is coming. The global economy will be making a downturn with the coronavirus COVID-19. Trump just had another lie-filled presser claiming it will all get better and that there will soon be a vaccine (experts say 1-2 years away). Daniel Dale does another tweet thread. x Trump says he's...

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  • February 27, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: x YouTube Video Imagine a revolutionary army following a fearless leader into battle…up a mountain…and falling over a cliff. In last night’s debate, Elizabeth Warren said clearly, “Bernie and I agree on a lot of things, but I think...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 27, 2020

You might also want to put on your fanciest snake-handlin’ pants, because the guy who doesn’t believe in natural selection (i.e., the mechanism behind the mutation of viruses and bacteria) is now in charge of our country’s response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Yay! The Washington Post: Trump announced at a news...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 27, 2020

Arkansas Kossacks, mark your calendars: Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Arkansas Saturday. Warren will hold a town hall in Little Rock at 1 p.m. at North Shore Riverwalk Park. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The public can RSVP on the campaign website. This comes while early voting...

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  • February 26, 2020

Molson-Coors brewery campus had an active shooter situation, now secure. Early reports indicate a workplace shooting where ex-employee carried a .45 pistol. x FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Two law enforcement sources tell WISN the suspect is a former employee who was fired. A police sergeant on the scene said officers are “stabilizing”...

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  • February 26, 2020

Cooties! Sinophobia! Trump White House Resists Calls To Appoint A Coronavirus Czar (Jared Kushner?) (and he tries to blame the Democrats for the stock market drop) x After HHS Sec. Alex Azar says he doesn't currently anticipate a czar to be appointed to coordinate the government's coronavirus response, Rep. Mark Pocan...

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  • February 26, 2020

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews remains on the air as ABC capitulates to another James O’Keefe stunt by suspending a reporter for expressing their personal political views in private. x ABC News suspended correspondent David Wright after he was secretly recorded by Project Veritas calling himself a socialist and criticizing both President...

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  • February 26, 2020

I am a Democrat, not a moderate, a liberal, a progressive or even a Democratic Socialist, but a Democrat. The Democratic candidates must learn to communicate the art of nuance and not treat it as a nuisance.  When Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders nuanced an answer—in the first debate, that...

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  • February 26, 2020

Mark your calendars Oklahoma Kossacks: The March 3 primary election is coming up and presidential candidates are making their last attempts to win over Oklahoma voters. Democrats are holding campaign events in the Sooner state — some in-person and some handled by campaign groups: Elizabeth Warren – Actress Ashley Judd representing...

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  • February 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Amy McGrath (D. KY) Did you see the latest poll? Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath is TIED with Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. You know what this means? Kentucky...

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  • February 26, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. VA) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: In this email, I’m going to ask you to chip in $10 to support my colleague Jeanne Shaheen’s re-election to the U.S. Senate. But first, I want to...

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  • February 26, 2020

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jessica Cisneros (D. TX-28) campaign: Rep. Henry Cueller of Texas’s 28th district of the U.S. House is a Democrat in name only (DINO). In a week, we have the opportunity to beat him with a true progressive. Cueller is an...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 26, 2020

Trump really hates it when reality gets in the way of his fantasies. When Hurricane Dorian was threatening the southeast coast, Trump mistakenly included Alabama in a tweet, and Alabama residents, who had thought they were not in its path, started to panic. NOAA Birmingham, reacting to the panic (they...

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  • February 26, 2020

Full disclosure: My candidate is Elizabeth Warren, for reasons I won’t go into in a Bernie diary because, well, it’s a Bernie diary. But though I prefer Warren as my progressive champion, I’m not among the cohort of Democrats who think Bernie would be a disastrous candidate. And I’m in...

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  • February 26, 2020

Breaking news: x BIG: the @BostonGlobe, who once suggested Warren should sit out 2020, has endorsed her for president. “Fearless and brilliant on her feet, Warren has the greatest potential among the candidates to lay bare Trump’s weaknesses on a debate stage.” https://t.co/pgRbx5M9Nmâ€Â&#x94; Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 26, 2020 Here’s...

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  • February 26, 2020

I know I’ve written about it a lot but it’s still my top issue and while tonight’s debate was horribly moderated, but Pod Save America said it best about tonight’s debate: x Warren is right on the filibuster. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/scUy3EwdIc— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) February 26, 2020 I’m very happy...

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  • February 26, 2020

When Sour Patch Kids, Hot Pockets, and chicken fingers don’t quite seem like a balanced diet … The Hill: President Trump’s former doctor reportedly hid cauliflower in his mashed potatoes in an attempt to improve the president’s diet. Former White House physician Ronny Jackson told The New York Times that he regretted leaving...

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  • February 26, 2020