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At her typical exclusive fundraisers, held in gated private estates, we see photos of cops directing traffic, but people have been able to assemble on public streets to watch her arrive and depart, and even to wave a few signs and demonstrate. No mas, boss!
In Madison, the entire block surrounding the venue will be "closed to pedestrians". We're talking public sidewalks and streets in the heart of a state university.
Hey! Hillary don't need no stinkin' right of assembly or freedom of speech in her America!
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will speak in Madison on Monday, two days after her Democratic opponent, Bernie Sanders, drew a large crowd here and touted his campaign's momentum.
Posted by Divernan | Sun Mar 27, 2016, 06:32 PM (61 replies)
Dismissing expressions of concern, worry and sympathy for the people in Istanbul as "drivel"!?!?! Describing such expressions as fucked up? trivia? belonging in the lounge?
The experiences, impressions and concerns of DUers who have lived, worked, traveled, and/or studied abroad have traditionally offered interesting perspectives & nuance on developments abroad.
I just saw one of your posts in another thread you started, in which you called someone "fucking naive". because, he/she, in a very serious and civil way didn't agree with you 100% on the topic of protestors interfering with free speech.
Your responses are way over the top and offensive. I'm not alerting on you because I think basically you make some validly debatable points - it's just your choice of language and uber-sensitivity which are really, really off-putting.
Posted by Divernan | Sun Mar 20, 2016, 07:51 AM (0 replies)
as previously announced. One wonders what's been promised in a Trump presidency for Caribou
Barbie. Her husband suffered massive injuries and was being operated on in a less than world class medical center - Mat-Su Medical Center, Palmer, Alaska (Board certified surgeons/specialists? Oh, what are those?)
"Todd Palin is in intensive care at an Alaskan hospital with injuries including multiple broken and fractured ribs, broken shoulder blade, broken clavicle, knee/leg injuries; and a collapsed lung," Palin wrote. "He is presently back in surgery to repair multiple fractures."
Yet another politician with a sham marriage.
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 04:48 PM (10 replies)
This is an excellent poll for retired Admiral/former Congressman Sestak and the Pennsylvania Democrats:
This poll underrepresented minority voters. This survey polled the following demographics White – 85% and Non-white at 11%. These were the demograhics of PA in 2000.
According to the 2010 Census, 81.9% of the population was White (79.2% non-Hispanic white), 11.3% was Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.9% Asian, 1.9% from two or more races. 5.9% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
My email today from Joe Sestak:
A new poll released yesterday confirmed what we already knew:
“With the Democratic primary looming, former Congressman Joe Sestak remains Senator Pat Toomey’s closest competitor for the general election, according to the new Mercyhurst Poll.” – PoliticsPA, 3/14/16
Five-plus years out of office, and we’re just 5 points down on Sen Toomey – within the poll’s margin of error – and with our closest primary opponent almost three times as far behind us.
Nancy, Pat Toomey is one of the most obstructionist Senators in DC, from his calling an 11-month Supreme Court vacancy “not that big a deal” to describing his filibuster of a transportation bill as doing “something constructive ... I told you we’d kill it and we did.”
It is critical that we replace Toomey with a new Senator committed to a Supreme Court that functions and roads ready for commerce and safe for travel.
I am the strongest Democrat to defeat Pat Toomey and send him back to the lobbying sector – from which he came. Please contribute today to ensure that the best Democrat to defeat Toomey wins the primary on April 26th!
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 03:19 PM (5 replies)
As if this election wasn't batshit crazy enough, now we have this. And not surprisingly the California KKK's Grand Dragon sounds a few cans short of a six-pack:
The UK Telegraph report has 11,000 FB shares.
And as reported via USA Today:
London's Guardian newspaper reported Monday that California Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Will Quigg was endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
Quigg said he was supporting Clinton because he said she has a “hidden agenda.”
“She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. Once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colors are going to show,” Quigg said in the Telegraph. “Border policies are going to be put in place. Our second amendment rights that she’s saying she’s against now, she’s not against. She’s just our choice for the presidency.”
The Telegraph asked Quigg about why he went back on his endorsement of Trump. He said that was before they had found out what Clinton’s “main agenda” was. In addition, Quigg’s group has some sort of disagreement with former national KKK leader David Duke.
“David Duke, we found out, was supporting Donald Trump,” Quigg told The Telegraph. “And we have nothing to do with David Duke.”
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 15, 2016, 12:36 PM (11 replies)
Clinton’s comments caused an outcry and she apologized rapidly, writing, in a statement issued on Twitter, “While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on H.I.V. and AIDS. For that, I’m sorry.” She deserves recognition for that. But her correction, while not nearly as offensive as her earlier comments, was also misguided.
In the nineteen-eighties, I covered the AIDS epidemic and the stem-cell wars for the Washington Post. I do not recall any occasion on which Ronald Reagan said or did anything that could be considered as “strong” advocacy for stem-cell research. One son, Ron, Jr., was in favor of the research and said so at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, the year his father died. That same year, Michael, Reagan’s other son, made a statement about that issue to anti-abortion-rights publications, which nobody ever contradicted: “The media continues to report that the Reagan ‘family’ is in favor of stem cell research, when the truth is that two members of the family have been long time foes of this process of manufacturing human beings—my dad, Ronald Reagan during his lifetime, and I.”
The idea that Ronald Reagan finally did focus on AIDS, if only belatedly, is also a fiction. Reagan was outraged in 1986, when his Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, one of the great heroes of the AIDS epidemic, issued a report that, as I wrote when Koop died, recommended a program of compulsory sex education in schools and argued that, by the time they reached third grade, children should be taught how to use condoms.
In the end, as Clinton wrote, Nancy Reagan was indeed “strong” on stem-cell research and on Alzheimer’s disease. Her conversion came when her husband plunged into the darkness of the disease. She was desperate, and would have done anything for him. It was a deeply admirable stance, and rare in her conservative world. Millions of other people, however, would surely have benefitted from that kind of support—had she offered it when her husband was capable of doing something to help alleviate so much suffering.
Posted by Divernan | Sat Mar 12, 2016, 10:04 PM (10 replies)
McGinty's endorsed Hillary Clinton and now she has her own email hot mess on her hands. It does sound as if the GOP submitted overly broad FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) requests. Nevertheless, this would be hanging over her head if she survived the primary and became the candidate in the general election. One of the few items produced has been her calendar. Why on earth would there have to be any redactions on her official state appointments calendar ? I wonder who are the other groups who've filed FOIA requests for her records. "When Ms. McGinty stepped down to launch her campaign last summer, he said, Republican groups were among those making 35 requests for her records."
GOP battles to gain access to McGinty emails
March 10, 2016 12:20 AM
Katie McGinty served as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff.Ms. McGinty stepped down last summer to launch her campaign for the U.S. Senate.
By Chris Potter/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted by Divernan | Thu Mar 10, 2016, 07:11 AM (0 replies)
Hillary Clinton said company was ‘outrageous and must be stopped’
Katie McGinty / AP
BY: Brent Scher
March 4, 2016 11:00 am
Democratic Senate hopeful and former lobbyist Katie McGinty spent Thursday night at a fundraiser hosted by a top Pennsylvania lobbyist who represents a coal company that was recently attacked by likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The article includes the sordid past history of lobbyist, Holly Kinser, her ex, Bill DeWeese and her current relationship with Rendell.
Posted by Divernan | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 07:21 PM (0 replies)
In my latest e-mail from the Sestak campaign:
I've heard him speak to small groups (under 40) twice - once at Veterans Place (a non-profit residential/rehab/training program for homeless vets. Did you know 20% of the homeless are vets?
The second time was at the Pitt Law School where he presented his positions on foreign policy. At both events, he stayed until all members of the audience had asked every question; and then he stayed and talked informally.
If you haven't had the chance to hear him speak in person, take the time to read this very well-written piece from Penn Live. Once you learn about him, I hope you agree with me that he will make one of the finest senators Pennsylvania has ever sent to Washington.
Walking with Sestak: 'Joe marches to his own drum' in Senate race
Posted by Divernan | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:24 PM (10 replies)
After Hillary had her billionairess BFF, Penny Pritzger, pump in HALF A MILLION $$$ to Flint, days before the election, she still couldn't buy a win!
Now that may change by the end of the night, but it will remain damn close.
This will shake the Clintons' world view! What the fuck do you mean, we can't buy off these poor minority voters?!?!? Why didn't they realize their votes were bought and paid for?
You can be damn sure, Flint Michigan will never see one more red cent from Hill or her wealthy friends. And that photo op with Chelsea? She'll never set her pampered foot in there again! Hope the Mayor of Flint got a certified check for that half a million!
Wealthy Democratic donors J.B. and M.K. Pritzker are kickstarting the Clinton’s initiative with a $500,000 donation.
Posted by Divernan | Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:30 PM (12 replies)