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I am laughing my @$$ off over in LBN right now

They all seem to think we have a "special tool"

And we use it to be #1 posts on their threads.

Edit to add link to the thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1445954
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 11, 2016, 01:49 PM (33 replies)

Why did Nebraska have a Democratic Primary when the delegates were already committed?

Clinton wins Nebraska primary but gets no delegates

Hillary Clinton won a symbolic victory Tuesday in Nebraska, taking 59 percent of the primary vote and rival Bernie Sanders getting 40 percent.

Democrats in the Cornhusker State held presidential caucuses in March, with Sanders emerging victorious. The two Democratic candidates appeared on the state’s primary ballot on Tuesday, when voters went to the polls to make their choice in the GOP race.

In the March caucuses, Sanders won 57 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 42 percent, taking 15 delegates to Clinton’s 10.


People voted for nothing? Want to talk about a rigged system BSers?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 11, 2016, 07:47 AM (8 replies)

How the Rest of the Democratic Delegate Race Could Unfold

If all superdelegates vote for the candidate with the most pledged delegates, Mrs. Clinton will get to 2,383 delgates.

1,705 delegates earned

511 projected

714 super delegates


1,413 delegates earned

422 projected

2,383 super delegates needed

At a news conference this week, Mr. Sanders stated that he and Mrs. Clinton are headed to a “contested” convention since she cannot reach a majority of the delegates with pledged delegates alone. He urged superdelegates in states that he has won to vote for him.

Even if all superdelegates go to the winner of their state — as Mr. Sanders proposes — he still won’t earn enough delegates.


1,705 delegates earned

511 projected

505 super delegates


1,413 delegates

422 projected

209 super delegates

2,383 needed

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 11, 2016, 06:28 AM (6 replies)

Your candidate farted - listen to full audio at link (HRC Group)

As if posting everything someone says is going to change minds.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 10, 2016, 07:46 AM (0 replies)

WATCH: Jon Stewart Has Hilarious New Nickname For Trump

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 10, 2016, 06:51 AM (5 replies)

Has Trump thrown insults at BS yet?

I can't recall any. Makes me wonder?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 9, 2016, 12:42 PM (11 replies)

New Nikon D3200

I have had a D3100 for some time although I still feel like I am learning how to use it. Took some great shots on vacation last week and had several that I was disappointed with. My sunset shots from Santa Monica Pier just did not look as good I thought they did.

But last night my wife came home with a brand new D3200 in a box, I looked at her and asked what was going on.

She got it on clearance for an unbelievable price. Anyway, now I need to get this thing out of the box and learn the new toy. New toys are always exciting.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 9, 2016, 09:51 AM (9 replies)

Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of Sen. Ted Cruz. But after a week in which Cruz abruptly dropped out of the race, his father scrapped his appearance here and Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, a dismayed Fuller kept the political portion short.

“Vote according to your convictions,” Fuller told congregants at Gentle Shepherd Baptist Church who will cast ballots in Nebraska’s presidential primary Tuesday. “What you believe is the right thing to vote for, according to the Scriptures.”

He told congregants that the church can’t and won’t promote one candidate over another. But Fuller has a hard time stomaching Trump as the Republican nominee and plans to vote for Cruz on Tuesday, even though the senator has dropped out of the race.

“In a sense, we feel abandoned by our party,” Fuller said. “There’s nobody left.”

Fuller and other conservatives whose voting decisions are guided by their Christian faith find themselves dismayed and adrift now that Trump has wrested control of the Republican Party. It is a sentiment that reaches from the small, aluminum-sided church with a large white cross on its front that Fuller and his wife built on the Nebraska plains to the highest levels of American religious life. Even progressive Christians — evangelicals and Catholics, among others — who don’t necessarily vote Republican are alarmed that Trump is attracting many voters who call themselves religious. A coalition of nearly 60 Christian leaders — many progressive and some conservative — published an open letter last week asking voters of faith to reject Trump and his “vulgar racial and religious demagoguery,” warning that the nation faces a “moral threat” from the candidate.


First of all, I despise religious leaders who interject politics into their congregation so it does not bother me when they get burned by the devil they made a deal with.

There is no place for politics in religion.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 9, 2016, 09:40 AM (2 replies)

We were part of the audience for the Late Late Show with James Cordin

Very interesting how they do that.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 5, 2016, 03:15 AM (2 replies)

Here's Why I Never Warmed Up to Bernie Sanders

Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

With the Democratic primary basically over, I want to step back a bit and explain the big-picture reason that I never warmed up to Bernie Sanders. It's not so much that he's all that far to my left, nor that he's been pretty skimpy on details about all the programs he proposes. That's hardly uncommon in presidential campaigns. Rather, it's the fact that I think he's basically running a con, and one with the potential to cause distinct damage to the progressive cause.


Bernie's explanation for everything he wants to do—his theory of change, or theory of governing, take your pick—is that we need a revolution in this country. The rich own everything. Income inequality is skyrocketing. The middle class is stagnating. The finance industry is out of control. Washington DC is paralyzed.

But as Bill Scher points out, the revolution that Bernie called for didn't show up. In fact, it's worse than that: we were never going to get a revolution, and Bernie knew it all along. Think about it: has there ever been an economic revolution in the United States? Stretching things a bit, I can think of two:
◾The destruction of the Southern slave economy following the Civil War.
◾The New Deal.

The first of these was 50+ years in the making and, in the end, required a bloody, four-year war to bring to a conclusion. The second happened only after an utter collapse of the economy, with banks closing, businesses failing, wages plummeting, and unemployment at 25 percent. That's what it takes to bring about a revolution, or even something close to it.

We're light years away from that right now. Unemployment? Yes, two or three percent of the working-age population has dropped out of the labor force, but the headline unemployment rate is 5 percent. Wages? They've been stagnant since the turn of the century, but the average family still makes close to $70,000, more than nearly any other country in the world. Health care? Our system is a mess, but 90 percent of the country has insurance coverage. Dissatisfaction with the system? According to Gallup, even among those with incomes under $30,000, only 27 percent are dissatisfied with their personal lives.

Like it or not, you don't build a revolution on top of an economy like this. Period. If you want to get anything done, you're going to have to do it the old-fashioned way: through the slow boring of hard wood.

Much, Much more at link: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/04/heres-why-i-never-warmed-bernie-sanders
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:46 AM (37 replies)
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