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What does Bernie's uphill climb to take the nomination look like?

Just for funsies, I did the numbers on the feasibility of Bernie coming up with enough delegates to win the nomination.

According to the return you get when you google "democratic delegate count," Senator Sanders currently has 1,876 delegates in his column, counting both pledged (1,828) and super (48) delegates. He needs to come up with 2,383 of them to send Hillary home.

There are at this moment 112 PD and SD still available. Since we're just scratching here, let's assign all 112 to Bernie. Now he has 1,988.

Subtract what he has from his goal and he has to convince 395 delegates to see the righteousness of his platform and switch allegiances to him. Which actually means, since we are Democrats and Democrats are authorized to change their minds, Bernie - who hasn't had good luck at earning superdelegates so far - has to flip 443 of Hillary's SDs to be sure because there's no guarantee the ones he has won't drop him en masse like a boiled rock.

What does this all mean? Simply put, that because the odds of the American people actually voting for a Manhattan Nazi are even lower than their voting for a socialist...

this is what the 45th President of the United States looks like.

Has anyone seen Killer Mike recently?

For a while he was everywhere; now he's nowhere to be found.

It's 9:01 p.m. Pacific time. As of right now, in the CA primary...

Hillary Clinton has 873,302 votes.
All the Republicans put together have 777,540 votes.

Today in History: Ten Cent Beer Night

Forty-two years ago today, the Cleveland Indians decided to prop up attendance at one of their games against the Texas Rangers by offering 12-ounce cups of beer for ten cents. Fans were allowed to buy six beers per purchase, with no limit on the number of purchases per fan. The result was nearly as disastrous as the Indians were that season.


Check out the US Chemical Safety Board's YouTube channel


It's full of investigations of major industrial mishaps. Very informative, extremely well done. If this doesn't piss you off about the GOP, nothing will.

Post your derisive nickname for Trump!

Trump is a classic bully. And one of his favorite tactics is to screw with someone's name. So far we've heard Lying Ted, Crooked Hillary, and probably a few others I don't recall.

Two can play at that game.

My vote: Mafia Don.

Laugh of the day: Chuggo Poetry Reading!

Why doesn't the Burlington College website mention the college is closing?

I have gone through the whole thing just today. There's not one word about the announced fact Burlington will close at the end of this semester.

Bernie needs to send a $27 tip to Ted Cruz

If OusTED were still in the race, a large portion of the roughly 40 percent of Bernie's voters who will vote for Trump in November would have voted in the GOP primary instead...which could have put Bernie into break-even/slight loss territory.

How do BOTH candidates miss their targets?

According to Nate Silver, Bernie's WV target was 17 delegates and Hillary's was 12.

According to Google, Bernie got 16 delegates in WV and Hillary 11.
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