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Bernie lights fire of Doors drummer

By John Densmore

This wasn’t an acid flashback, although to my ears it sounded like one. Several months ago, I was with 27,000 people screaming for a disheveled, 74-year-old senator from Vermont. We were in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, where The Doors played in the 1960s. I remember the mass adulation, but that was for our lead singer in leather pants. Even though the white-haired politician has no colorful wardrobe, after he speaks, you want to hug him. Why? Because what Bernie Sanders says feels like the unbridled truth. And he says it loud!

Backstage I said, “It’s so refreshing, almost shocking to hear words that ring true ... out of a politician! You’re like the pope!” That’s why the mass appeal (pun intended).

Let’s not forget that just a couple years ago, in thousands of cities, across 82 countries, on every continent except Antarctica, the mantra that 1 percent owns the 99 percent got embedded in the world’s psyche. Gosh, that’s Bernie Sanders' main theme.

And he’s a minority! We’ve had an African-American in office who, at times, has been rather centrist. We now see that some Hispanic politicians (Rubio, Cruz) are as conservative as they come. And Maggie Thatcher didn’t exactly bestow motherly love. So, it’s not about race or gender any more. It’s about substance.



There is an interesting war going on in RW media between Cruz and Trump Supporters

Apparently Limbaugh and Levin, among others, have thrown their lot in with Cruz, while Savage Wiener and Imus support Trump. The Wiener was apoplectic yesterday about just 'who really is a conservative' because he was getting shit from people for being such a Trump booster. It was fun, for once, to hear. I'm hoping for more as time goes on.

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Thursday TOON Roundup 4- The Rest







Thursday TOON Roundup 3- Don't Drink The Water

Thursday TOON Roundup 2 -So many Trump-Palin Toons...

Thursday Toon Roundup 1- Eliminating All Doubt

Michigan governor: I have nothing to hide

by Drew Salisbury

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has apologized for the current public health crisis in Flint, which has left 10 dead and tens of thousands sick since the city switched its water supply source from Lake Huron to the highly corrosive Flint River in 2014. So far, Snyder has resisted calls for his resignation and/or arrest despite the fact that his administration ignored tons of complaints from the community and medical professionals about the water — which was so contaminated with lead the EPA deemed it “toxic waste” — but Wednesday the Snyder offered a mea culpa in the form of transparency: He released all of his emails related to the disaster from 2014 and 2015.

Let’s take a look and see if we can’t get to the bottom of this shit show.

Well, that certainly clears things up, Governor Snyder! It’s clear by this redacted email that you’ve done everything in your power to tackle this problem swiftly and effectively. Transparency at its opaquest.

To be fair, not all 274 pages of the release are blacked out. Those that aren’t read like this:

“Can’t figure out why the state is responsible”? Wow. Culpability at its finest, folks.


Bernie Sanders has Hillary Clinton on the ropes over her ties to Wall Street

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Wall Street is not only the issue that most sharply divides the two leading contenders for the Democratic nomination, it is also the issue that exposes two radically different styles in politics.

And that is why, against all expectation, the Democratic primary campaign is actually a contest.

Hillary Clinton simply had no answer when Bernie Sanders turned to her in Sunday night’s debate and reminded her that “you’ve received over $600,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs in one year."

It is this evasiveness that distinguishes Clinton’s style of politics from the plain speaking that has drawn millions of voters this year to Sanders.

It was one of several remarks by Sanders about how difficult it has to be for someone who has taken money from Wall Street to be serious about regulating it. Read the transcript of the debate.

The best response Clinton could come up with was to attack Sanders for his criticism of President Barack Obama for taking donations from Wall Street, even though, she said in a brazen non sequitur, he “has led our country out of the great recession.”


Bernie Sanders and the Failure of Propaganda


The independent senator from Vermont says the economic system is rigged against working-class Americans. He’s right.

The electoral political system is a subsidiary of those who rule the economy. Which is why Bernie Sanders never stood a chance. The political system was rigged against him.

And yet, despite the formidable institutional obstacles stacked against him, Sanders is doing great: largely considered a shoo-in to win New Hampshire, leading in Iowa, closing the gap nationally. Surprised pundits are marveling at his popular momentum, ground organization and fundraising prowess. There is now a credible path to the Democratic nomination and, if he runs against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, to the White House.

Center-right Hillaryworld wants to know: how did this happen?

Leftists wonder: is this cause for hope?

It is an amazing story. Everyone in a position to block Sanders’ campaign did everything they could to sabotage him.


Note I do not agree with Ted's conclusions at the end. But the rest is spot on.
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