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  • Sorry Wilmore, It Is Not A Term Of Endearment   1 day 2 hours ago

    I'm also confused by #1. And #3 , who and what are the hell you talking about? Talking about fruit salad, that vague gibberish seems the perfect example. Help us out... Brotha!

  • Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – And The Political Debate   1 day 3 hours ago
    Quote Wall Street On Parade:

    Sanders Is Correct: “Evidence Is
    Extremely Clear…I’m the Stronger
    Candidate to Defeat Trump”

    By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: May 4, 2016

    Last evening, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas withdrew from the Republican Presidential race, leaving Donald Trump the presumptive nominee following a large margin of victory for Trump in the Indiana primary. That reality triggered a front page cover today at the New York Daily News with an obituary for the Republican Party.

    Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has been anticipating Trump’s success for months and pointing out, time and again, that national poll after national poll shows Sanders to be the much stronger contender in a general election against Trump. (Sanders won the Indiana primary yesterday with a 52.5 percent victory over Hillary Clinton’s 47.5 percent share of the vote.)

    In a speech to the National Press Club on May 1, Sanders explained his strategy heading into the Democratic Convention on July 25-28 in Philadelphia (see video below). His written remarks (prior to delivery) explained:

    “First, those super delegates in states where either candidate has won a landslide victory ought to seriously reflect on whether they should cast their super delegate vote in line with the wishes of the people in their states.

    “Let me give you just a few examples:

    “In the state of Washington, we won that caucus with almost 73 percent of the vote but at this point Secretary Clinton has 10 super delegates. We have zero.

    “In Minnesota, we won the caucus there with 61 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton has 11 super delegates. We have three.

    “In Colorado, we won that state with 59 percent of the vote. Secretary Clinton has 10 super delegates. We have zero.

    “In New Hampshire, we won that state with more than 60 percent of the vote. Secretary Clinton has six super delegates. We have zero.

    “And that pattern continues in other states where we have won landslide victories.

    “Secondly, and extremely importantly, Secretary Clinton and I have many differences on some of the most important issues facing the American people. We disagree on trade, on breaking up Wall Street banks, on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, on imposing a carbon tax to combat climate change, on insisting that the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes, on fracking and on a number of other issues.

    “But where Secretary Clinton and I agree and where every delegate to the Democratic convention agrees is that it would be a disaster for Donald Trump or some other right-wing Republican to become president of the United States.

    “Therefore, it is incumbent upon every super delegate to take a hard and objective look at which candidate stands the better chance of defeating Donald Trump. And in that regard, I think the evidence is extremely clear that I would be the stronger candidate to defeat Trump or any other Republican. This is not just the subjective opinion of Bernie Sanders. This is based on virtually every national and state poll done in the last several months.”

    Click to go to the full article...

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 3 hours ago
    Quote Zenzoe:

    If you cared at all for the interests of the general public, the common people, which is what the left-leaning populist policy of Bernie Sanders is all about, then you would recognize that many of HRC's political agenda will support those populist values.

    As she orchestrates more killing. I am more concerned - much more concerned - with her lust for killing than her real or imaginary populist values.

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 3 hours ago

    Voting for Sanders in an inconsequential primary-you will be voting for Clinton in November. Kicking the old Hope and Change can down the road again.

  • The Bern is a long-term affliction. Call your legislators and demand they get infected.   1 day 3 hours ago

    You are out of your mind.

    All those establishment Corporate Democrats you manipulatively suggest Bernie supporters turn to support are the elitist superdelegates that decided to support Clinton even before one single vote was cast.

    Even when their constituents voted for Sanders, they refused to follow the will of those they pretend to represent. That's neither democratic or Democratic.

    Lastly and most importantly. The establishment Democrat Party opposed every single progressive candidate running against an establishment Democrat.

    THEY ARE NOT US. DON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN.

    More super obtuse unmeasurable party platform planks? That's not encouraging.

    Progressive Democrats of America stands in opposition to militarism, corporatism, and economic and military imperialism. How about Hillary and the corporate establishment Democrats? They just don't seem compatible. They overlap in rhetoric only.

  • The Bern is a long-term affliction. Call your legislators and demand they get infected.   1 day 3 hours ago

    Bernie will be forgotten by 2018 if Clinton wins.

  • Private Pensions vs Public Employee Pensions   1 day 3 hours ago

    And these are the incredible employees getting those generous pensions.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/02/cbs2-investigation-as-ladwp-ra...

    CBS2 Investigation: As LADWP Raises Rates, Hidden Cameras Catch Department Workers Taking Big Breaks

  • California Creates Another Beauracracy   1 day 3 hours ago

    The state govt is already looking at ways to profit from any legalization. They will flood the courts with bogus DWI tests. And I'm sure we can trust the state not to sample DNA from the swabs. Let's get everyone in the DNA database of the state.

    http://sfist.com/2016/04/06/california_roadside_marijuana_breathalyzer_t...

    CA Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Use Of Roadside Marijuana And Opiate Test

  • Sad but necessary meme: Bernie FOREVER But Hillary in November   1 day 3 hours ago

    Who would have predicted that the Repubs would go with the non-establishment candidate and the Demos will stick with their corporate establishment candidate. Which is the party of change?

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 4 hours ago
    Quote Karolina:...Hillary is a Neocon, dear.

    Only in part. She's a hybrid, but I doubt you're able to see that, regardless of the facts.

    If you cared at all for the interests of the general public, the common people, which is what the left-leaning populist policy of Bernie Sanders is all about, then you would recognize that many of HRC's political agenda will support those populist values. For example, ordinary people want to see a continuation of Social Security and Medicare; she will support that— that is, she won't hand those over to Wall Street. Most ordinary people, women in particular, want to see the protection women's rights, especially regarding health care and abortion rights. That's a populist value as well. She will be a strong leader in regard to those interests.

    I could go on and on with that, but I do believe trying to reason with you is futile. Right now I'm not in a mood to support this wrongheaded thread any longer, especially its title, so I think I'll mosey along. That, at least, should make you happy.

    Again, I am voting for Bernie Sanders in the California primary. Try keeping that in mind, while you're busy hating me.

  • You Did It…My Nigga! Thank you Mr. Wilmore   1 day 4 hours ago

    A subset our culture covers a pretty broad range. From hence do you gather this info about how that word is used or meant you deem yourself so worthy to be able to expound on it gil?

  • DNC Chair Bernie Sanders or Total Schism?   1 day 4 hours ago
    Quote gumball:

    The Chair of the party is merely a figure head that handles the administration of the party apparatus, not set policy.

    You are absolutely wrong.

    Will you please define for me and yourself, the role of the Party Chair.

    Only an establishment corporate shill would attempt to steer Sanders away from the most powerful position in terms of determining party platform.

    If Sanders were to request that position and the Democrat Party were to deny him. They would prove to the world they are once again not taking progressives seriously.

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the formal governing body for the United States Democratic Party. The Committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party candidates throughout the country for local, state, and national office. It organizes the Democratic National Convention held every four years to nominate and confirm a candidate for president, and to formulate the Party platform, which is the Party's statement of core principles. While it provides support for Party candidates, it does not have direct authority over elected officials. WIKI.

    Maybe I am missing all the information on who actually influences party platform.

  • OUR very SURVIVAL is at RISK   1 day 4 hours ago

    zapdam

    What a total shameful disappointment the Obama presidency has been.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me ...

    Yes, zapdam, he should never have been given a second term. I posted a good many commets here on TH in opposition to his re-election. I believe those blacks who voted for him for no other reason than the fact that he was black had much to do with his re-election. Similarly, I'm afraid that Hillary may be elected aided by the vote of many women who vote for her simply because she is a woman.

  • Trump Racism   1 day 4 hours ago

    A 2015 article and nothing more to say? No original thought? No commentary on what you cite?

  • TEAR DOWN that NAME   1 day 4 hours ago

    You're asking too much of Amerika zap. Hell they're still debating about the renaming of the Calhoun grounds at Yale (uh uh, which they really didn't do).

    If we were to do justice for that airport you're on about it wouldn't be renamed but burnt down.

  • Sad but necessary meme: Bernie FOREVER But Hillary in November   1 day 4 hours ago

    Forward and progress in the corrupt Corporate Democrat Party is obviously to nominate and elect a neoliberal corporate candidate. It's all relative to perspective. Of course they see themselves as anything that will help them win.

    If you believe that America has made "progress" since the Democratic Party adopted corporate sponsorship and elite supervoters over populist democracy, then Hillary is indeed progress.

    Furthermore, when standing next to Trump, Hillary does look sexy spouting all that new found progressive rhetoric. It's almost enough to make some people forget about her corporate sponsorship and Wall Street cozyness. Which, of course is the plan.

    This election is no different than Obama telling us that using drones is more civil then conventional warfare. It's easy to believe and support if you support war. If not, then, it's obviously an immoral lesser of two evils manipulation.

    If you fall for it, like it or not, you end up supporting something bad, war.

  • The Weight- Bluegrass Style   1 day 5 hours ago
    Quote rs allen:

    I'm not rationalizing shit.

    No? Just making excuses for shit then.

    Quote rs allen:

    I quit, you win.


    I don't feel like I'm winning anything at all, rs. Just the opposite.

    Quote rs allen:

    Call me whatever you want


    I haven't called you anything. You've heard names. There's a big difference.

    Quote rs allen:

    or tilt at which ever windmill you choose.

    It takes two to tango.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYLWmOt_BX0

    Runaway Train, Eliza Gilk​yson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhtBjI29vDs

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 5 hours ago

    Who is the gullible one, sweetheart?

    Hillary does NOT represent the Democratic platform.

    Hillary represents the Neocon platform.

    Hillary is in the pocket of the Neocons.

    Hillary is NOT a disciple of populism.

    Remember populism? The former philosophy of The People's Party?

    Remember The People's Party? The former Democratic Party ?

    Populism is no longer the Democratic Party's philosophy, no matter what their platform says. Populism is the philosophy only of Bernie's revolution, now.

    If Hillary were to suddenly starts spewing Bernie's populist policies and foreign peace policies to unite the gullible with the necons, it will only be a repeat of Obama's 2008 faux campaigning. She will be lying.

    Hillary is a Neocon, dear.

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 5 hours ago
  • California Creates Another Beauracracy   1 day 5 hours ago
    Quote DdC: No tax funds to fix the roads, but plenty for state officials to waste trying to persecute cannabis users. It does not register impairment levels, its only purpose is to label citizens who use cannabis. Branded the same as Scarlet Letters and Yellow stars and number tatoo's. Enough to get on a list and be refused organ transplants, employment, and lose custody of your children, home and belongings. Enough to get Vets kicked out of medical programs and service in the Armed Forces. Just a nasty way of segregating citizens who prefer the safer choice.

    The latest research done and paid for by NIDA,the ONDCP and the DEA reported that people with almost three times the 5 nano limits set in most states were not impaired anymore than a person with an 0.8 legal limit of alcohol in their system.

    That is as close to a comparison study done so far,,TMK

    http://tinyurl.com/q9jvzgz

    “”The first study to analyze the effects of cannabis on driving performance found that it caused almost no impairment. The impairment that it did cause was similar to that observed under the influence of a legal alcohol limit.””

    There have been stoned drivers and drunk drivers on every road man ever built,,,the stoned drivers were the ones laughing and pulling the drunk’s wagons out of the ditch.

    Cannabis use and Driving

    Ass.Woman Torre' Drudged Driving Bill

    Are You Drunk Correa?
    CA SB 289 Clueless Legislation

    Quote DdC: Not only California trying to create bureaucracies.

    Michigan Seeks Science of ‘Drugged Driving’

    Speaking in an exclusive interview after his bill passed the Michigan House by a landslide vote of 107-1 on Tuesday, Rep. Peter Lucido said “this is the first time a scientific study has been conducted to find the exact limit.”

    Lucido, of Shelby Township, says he has no stock in the limit Colorado chose after the state legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.

    Colorado’s limit for drivers is 5 nanograms of THC per unit of blood, but Lucido said lawmakers “basically pulled it out of their ass.”

    Quote DdC: All of the drug worriers claim they are concerned about the safety of the users and especially children. Yet the decades or results from those lies and gossip do the harm, especially to the children losing their parents or kicked out of school. Now they have an actual report that states what should be the obvious. Carter explained it in the 70's.

    Quote President Jimmy Carter: "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana."
    --, Message to Congress, Aug. 2, 1977

    Although with immoral policy based on lies its clear there is no good intentions concerning incarceration for using cannabis. Just profits for prisons or for most plea bargains, profits rehabilitating someone from a remedy for a symptom of an illness.

    Quote Upton Sinclair: 'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his
    salary depends on his not understanding it.'

    New Report Details Devastating Effects Of Mass Incarceration On The U.S.

    Good to see the White House disseminating this basic information about some of the failures of our criminal justice system.

    Quote DdC: Then after years of hurling hobgoblins, persecuting patients and spreading gossip to fear monger policy that does the actual harm in using cannabis. Years of wasted tax dollars trying to shut down a dispensary serving thousands of citizens. Then just forgetaboutit. Case closed. Until the next drug zealot chicken little sees an opportunity to bash stoners or profit on urine testing.

    Feds Agree to Tolerate the Country’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    The Justice Department, which has been trying to shut down Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country, since 2012, is backing down. Yesterday Oakland officials, who have supported the dispensary all along, announced that the feds had agreed to let it stay open. […]

    Harborside had argued that U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag’s campaign against the dispensary likewise violated the Rohrabacher/Farr amendment, which was first enacted at the end of 2014. Haag, who had made a point of targeting dispensaries despite the DOJ’s policy of tolerating marijuana suppliers who comply with state law, left office last September. […]

    Although the details of the deal between Harborside and the DOJ are unclear at this point, it looks like the Obama administration is finally trying to reconcile the actions of federal prosecutors with the DOJ’s policy of forbearance. Steve DeAngelo, the dispensary’s executive director, said the agreement “signals the beginning of the end of federal prohibition.”

    Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

  • The New Obstanante Conservative Corporate Democratic Party   1 day 5 hours ago

    Excellently stated!!!!!! I share your sentiments!!! And sadly, I doubt that HRC will do it... she has her own agenda and all she really does is change the pretty packaging of how she will push that agenda on us.

  • Sorry Wilmore, It Is Not A Term Of Endearment   1 day 5 hours ago

    Well, that's your opinion, but I certainly disagree. You make statements that are questionable at best, then you fail to show any proof. You also know better word salad than the person who made the term popular.
    Thanks for adding to the bufoonery of the conversation.

  • I will not support the LESSORS of either of the two evils -not again   1 day 5 hours ago

    The "lesser of two evils" philosophy by definition and self-evidence is not a progressive philosophy. Not unless you equate evil with progress.

    Donald Trump discussion and how bad he is belongs elsewhere.

  • Trump is not necessarily Trumpmaggedon   1 day 5 hours ago
    Quote friendly_universe:

    To that end, getting a Democratic Senate voted in should be the focus of all of this Trump hysteria.

    Well said, all of your post, but this one sentence in particular really lays it on the line.

  • OUR very SURVIVAL is at RISK   1 day 5 hours ago

    Alberto

    And this is supposed to be the Presidency of the sane side of America. What a sad tragedy the Obama presidency has turned out to be, from hiring old Reagan/Bush neocons to populate his office, to his fevered push to 'frack' all of America, inturn poisoning forever the US ground water supply, to his refusal to arrest and put on trial crooked banksters that nearly brought the country to its knees, to his weekly session in which he puts together his drone kill list, knowing full well that 90% of those killed will be innocent by standers, to now accusations that Bin Laden killing was a deliberate hit to silence him, to Obamas arrest and imprisionment of whistle blowers, his deliberate attempt to muzzle and intimidate journalists, to 8 years of rebuilt prosperity all going directly into the pockets of the rich 1 percent , to his phoney Obamacare that made a private deal with big pharma for their silence, and the fact that there ar still at least 30 million Americans that have no health care, to a corrupted media owned , controlled and manipulated by the rich SOB's that are buying your government and ultimately your democracy and freedom. What a total shameful disappointment the Obama presidency has been.

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