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So, we basically have a losing candidate taking a victory lap

Secretary Clinton has won the popular vote, has a solid majority of pledged delegates, and the support of a large majority of superdelegates. She has won in every every measurable metric. But unfortunately Senator Sanders is refusing to acknowledge that he has lost, stubbornly continuing like a WWII Japanese soldier hiding in the jungle refusing to believe that their Emperor would surrender to the inferior Americans.

Sanders' insistence on making demands even after being rejected by Democratic voters is the height of arrogance.

Hillary is already leading Trump by a wide margin even without the endorsement of Sanders. Sanders is risking overplaying his hand. If Hillary calls his bluff and wins without him she will be more emboldened to tack toward the center, knowing that she can do without the support of fringe politicians like Sanders.
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jun 15, 2016, 12:30 PM (162 replies)

Murder Rate Spike Could Be 'Ferguson Effect,' DOJ Study Says

Source: NPR

The horrific attack in an Orlando gay nightclub has captured the nation's attention, but the great majority of homicides are not due to mass shootings.

And in the last year or so the murder rate has jumped in America's big cities.

"We are in the midst of a very abrupt, precipitous and large crime increase," says Richard Rosenfeld, a respected criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the author if a study released Wednesday by the Justice Department examining reasons for the increase.

Specifically, murder is spiking — in urban areas. Rosenfeld says last year in the country's 56 biggest cities, homicides jumped 17 percent.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/15/482123552/murder-rate-spike-attributed-to-ferguson-effect-doj-study-says
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:44 AM (37 replies)

Judge dismisses charge against Planned Parenthood videomaker

Source: The Hill

A Texas judge has dismissed one of the charges against anti-abortion filmmaker David Daleiden, whose undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood shook up the organization last year.

The judge dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Daleidan related to his trying to purchase fetal tissue during the course of making the videos.

Daleiden is still facing a felony charge of tampering with government documents, including using a fake ID, a charge that is being handled by a different judge.

The Harris County District Attorney’s office said that it will not fight the dismissal of the misdemeanor, and will focus on prosecuting the felony charge, according to KHOU in Houston.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/283413-judge-dismisses-one-charge-against-planned-parenthood-videomaker
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue Jun 14, 2016, 12:44 PM (3 replies)

Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign

Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday night he supported Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race, adding that the candidate, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, would win if the vote were "free."

Maduro, a socialist who sees himself as the political heir to his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has long railed against the United States, blaming it for Venezuela's economic crisis and accusing Washington of attempting to topple him.

"Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United States," Maduro said during an hours-long televised broadcast.

"If the elections were free ... Bernie Sanders would be president of the United States," he said, criticizing the U.S. Electoral College system as unrepresentative of popular sentiment.

more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-idUSKCN0YN32Q
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:38 PM (1 replies)

Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign

Source: Reuters

Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday night he supported Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race, adding that the candidate, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, would win if the vote were "free."

Maduro, a socialist who sees himself as the political heir to his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has long railed against the United States, blaming it for Venezuela's economic crisis and accusing Washington of attempting to topple him.

"Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United States," Maduro said during an hours-long televised broadcast.

"If the elections were free ... Bernie Sanders would be president of the United States," he said, criticizing the U.S. Electoral College system as unrepresentative of popular sentiment.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-usa-idUSKCN0YN32Q
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:37 PM (35 replies)

OAS to hold meetings over Venezuela's dwindling democracy

Source: UPI

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 31 (UPI) -- Despite strong opposition by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Organization of American States on Tuesday announced it will hold meetings over fears of Venezuela's diminishing democracy.

Under the OAS' Inter-American Democratic Charter, the international organization's Permanent Council can meet to discuss situations in which democracy has been seriously impaired in a member state. The OAS will hold Permanent Council meetings on June 10 and June 20 over Venezuela, whose consent was not required.

The OAS' Permanent Council includes one ambassador from each of the 35 member states who meet in Washington, D.C. Maduro on Monday said the OAS should leave Venezuela, calling the organization "enemies of the state seeking to divide and demoralize" Venezuela.

The use of the Democratic Charter is unprecedented and could see Venezuela's suspension from the OAS depending on the meetings and Venezuela's response.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/05/31/OAS-to-hold-meetings-over-Venezuelas-dwindling-democracy/7971464703612/
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue May 31, 2016, 01:53 PM (13 replies)

Second airline suspends flights to Venezuela

Source: Springfield Business Journal

The largest airline in Latin America, Latam, is suspending its flights to Venezuela because of the worsening economic situation.

The move came a day after Germany's Lufthansa suspended flights to the country.

The decisions occur as oil-rich Venezuela faces high inflation and a shortage of basic goods due to the global drop in oil prices.


Read more: http://sbj.net/Content/Default/TIB/Article/Second-airline-suspends-flights-to-Venezuela/-3/935/105390
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue May 31, 2016, 01:49 PM (4 replies)

Sanders caught snoozing at Memorial Day ceremony

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1163757227009455&set=a.152327621485759.42572.100001255678349&type=3&theater

Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue May 31, 2016, 01:46 PM (11 replies)

Price of corn flour in Venezuela soars 900 percent

Source: Agence France-Presse

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour -- used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine -- has risen 900 percent.

The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro had kept the price of corn flour frozen for 15 months at 19 bolivares a kilogram (two pounds).

But late Monday the government's Superintendent of Fair Prices increased the price to 190 bolivares a kilo, or $19 at the government rate used for imports such as medicine and scarce food.

Flour is one of the most scarce food basics, and the Venezuelan Association of Corn Flour Industrialists has been asking for a price increase, arguing that the low government-set price does not cover the cost of production.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/price-corn-flour-venezuela-soars-900-percent-115846076.html?ref=gs



Anyone who thinks that nominating Bernie Sanders is good idea needs to start paying attention of what is happening Venezuela. It will be all too easy for Republicans to use Venezuela as a cautionary tale for what could happen to this country if an admitted Socialist were in the White House.
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Tue May 24, 2016, 11:42 AM (68 replies)

Hillary Clinton to speak at Fort Lauderdale gala for Trayvon Martin Foundation

Hillary Clinton will speak later this month at a Fort Lauderdale gala for the Trayvon Martin Foundation, created to honor the Miami Gardens 17-year-old who was shot dead in 2012 in Sanford.

The likely Democratic presidential nominee will keynote the May 21 gala for the third annual Circle of Mothers conference, which offers assistance to women who have lost a child.

The group was created by Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon's mother, who along with other mothers of children killed by gun violence have frequently joined Clinton on the campaign trail.

A $1,500 minimum donation to the foundation is required to attend the dinner. The three-day conference will be held at the Embassy Suites at 1100 SE 17th St.

more: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/hillary-clinton-to-speak-at-fort-lauderdale-gala-for-trayvon-martin/2276203
Posted by Freddie Stubbs | Fri May 6, 2016, 12:45 PM (1 replies)
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