Tuesday, May 17, 2016



Alright, now I can enjoy this Hall & Oates concert in a celebratory mood! Next up, Oregon!



  1. I love how proud Bill Clinton is in the background. :D I'm with her, Gooooo Hillary!

  2. Part 1

    so far 75% of the vote is in from Oregon and Bernie isn't ahead by double digits, and I am curious about how the late voters will break, those who took their time and had to drop off their ballots to make sure they'd get in on time. If Bernie needs to win the remaining states by 70% or higher, and Oregon is his poster state, it's already a sign that the normal people are turning agains him, but the late ones will be after the Nevada bad behavior, so it will be interesting to see if he holds the same lead or if it goes down. That would be heartening for rational.

    The NYT has a front page on Bernie's Bad Behavior, he isn't returning Barbara Boxer's calls, she's one of his only friends, and he's too scared to talk with her directly, he's a behind your back kind of snake, he couldn't say his lies Hillary's face either.

    But I watched his speech, and he lied, as usual, he claimed he's being asked to get out, and he isn't, but it's his fund-raising message, Bernie, victim yet again, donate here.

    and his disruptive and threatening supporters claimed Hillary was in charge of the rules that kept them from stealing the delegate count in Nevada, and she has nothing to do with it, but... guess who told them, 'Hillary cheats again, donate here.'

  3. Part 2

    Sanders is fundamentally dishonest, will Maddow now look at the way he ran against a progressive female candidate in Vermont? Madeleine May Kunin? He didn't beat her, but he kept her to less than 50%, which in Vermont isn't winning, he put it into the hands of the Vermont legislature to decide, something like the super-delegates. Fortunately they picked the candidate with the most votes, not the one who ran a dishonest campaign mainly smearing her.

    "According to her account, Sanders shouted that Kunin had "done nothing for women." And, she recalled in her book, "When my husband, there as my surrogate (I was scheduled to speak elsewhere), rose to speak in my defense, he was booed by the crowd."


    and in her boston op ed: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/02/04/when-bernie-sanders-ran-against-vermont/kNP6xUupbQ3Qbg9UUelvVM/story.html

    "If I was vulnerable, it was for being too liberal. As a legislator, my maiden speech on the floor of the Vermont House was in favor of ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. My first priority as governor was universal access to kindergarten. I set a record for a Vermont governor’s appointees; women filled half of my cabinet. I sought out talented women, many of whom were the first women to head their agencies.

    "Women draw on a different network than men and can share an alternative definition of “qualified.” Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff, according to Fast Company, is over 50 percent female. Sanders’ campaign began with a a predominantly male inner circle and continues to face accusation of keeping women out of the top ranks.

    "When Sanders was my opponent he focused like a laser beam on “class analysis,” in which “women’s issues” were essentially a distraction from more important issues. He urged voters not to vote for me just because I was a woman. That would be a “sexist position,” he declared.

    "Days before the election, a group calling itself Women for Sanders took out an ad in the Burlington alt-weekly Vermont Vanguard asking voters whether they would choose "substance or image." Sanders' record, the ad said, "is one of commitment, support, and substantive accomplishment—not just rhetoric and symbolism." The message was clear: Don't vote for the woman just because she's the woman."

    The DNC that supported him over Democrat Dolores Sandoval when he won his house seat. She was the first African American to seek federal office in Vermont.

    "Sandoval represented a progressive, Democratic viewpoint in her campaigns. In 1988, she served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Rev. Jesse Jackson for President.

    In 1990, Sandoval ran in favor of decriminalization of marijuana and in opposition to the United States’ war in Iraq."

    In contrast Bernie favored that war and he later had war protestors arrested rather than take a conference call with them.

    and in 2006, he won the Democratic primary and then switched back to Independent, to make sure he'd have no Democartic challenger.

    Maddow? Anybody?