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Sanders Speech to Wall Street found / given in 2010 — Transcript and Video released here

by Saib Bilaval / Daily Kos
May 19 -2016

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Bernie Sanders is not known for pandering to distinct audiences, or on going back on what his word behind closed doors.

It turns out there was a Wall Street speech given by Bernie Sanders that was not reported by the media at all. Only the transcripts will tell us in whose pocket the Vermont Senator is.

Here is a video of a speech given by Bernie Sanders December 10, 2010 to Wall Street and the political establishment, on the 2010 Obama budget deal in which the poor, working and minority families are left out while the billionaires get tax breaks of all sorts.

The filibuster was historic, and he took on the Obama administration when no other progressive had the guts to.



http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/19/1528421/-BREAKING-Sanders-Speech-to-Wall-Street-Unearthed-What-the-Media-is-Hiding-Transcript-VIDEO

The transcript is available at the link.

While you watch/read, remind yourself why in the world Hillary hasn’t released the transcripts to HER speeches.



Trump is terrifying me today. Even more than other days.

Yes, it could easily be, and probably was terrorism. The plane lost from Paris to Cairo, with threats having been made about just such a thing, and the countries involved being a favorite target for terrorists. It is a very frightening and sad happening.

But for Trump to stand there and without proof of any kind calling it a terrorist attack in a speech designed to allow him to posture before the evidence has had time to be collected, and while we don't even have alternatives explored, is terrifying to me. Especially considering that at this time he and Mrs. Clinton are sort of neck to neck. For him to make these accusations not yet based in any fact do nothing but cement the support and confidence of the voters who think he will handle this type of thing with aplomb and dispatch them ably when President.

Little do they know he might already be draining the Mediterranean Ocean and troops might be deployed to attack Atlantis.
Or worse.
I am feeling so very lost. What have we come to?

Truth is hidden all over in this very clever adaption. Meet Forrest Trump.

mnhtnbb and I got to talking about how hard it is to make a choice for submission - Would you help?

I told her that in past years we often had "which one do you like best, which one should I enter" threads. And that they were fun and informative, and helped the person who could not make up his/her mind do so.
Or not.

So I said I would do one of those and we'll see what you like or don't like, and why, if you are willing to tell me.
Some of them are a bit different, but I think still "nice" enough for the theme.

Deck of the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor


The Captain's realm


Peering up the periscope in a submarine


Majestic


O Captain! My Captain!

Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks as told by Andy Borowitz



NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama handed the Republican Party a gift for the general election by making a series of offensive pro-knowledge remarks at Rutgers University over the weekend, a leading Republican official said on Monday.

According to Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the President’s inflammatory comments, in which he offered full-throated praise for such controversial fields of knowledge as math and science, are sure to come back to haunt the Democrats in November.

“If President Obama was trying to alienate millions of Americans in one speech, mission accomplished,” Priebus told Fox News. “When I watched him speak, I said to myself, ‘Well, Christmas came early this year.’ ”

While many Republicans expected Obama to walk back his ill-advised praise of knowledge, facts, and evidence, the White House as of Monday morning had refused to do so.

“The President seems to be doubling down on this, which is not surprising,” Priebus said. “This is a man who never met a fact he didn’t like.”

The R.N.C. chairman said that the Party was already creating negative ads that would make extensive use of the President’s polarizing pro-knowledge rant.

“This fall, we will ask the American people, ‘Do you want four more years of knowledge, or do you want something else?’ ” Priebus said. “Because the Republican Party has something else.”



www.borowitzreport.com




The storm was not so kind to others, as I learned on my walk this morning

You might have seen the photo I posted of my car and that I said this storm we had was terrifying but ultimately innocuous.
Not so.
After I got my internet back and the newspaper got here I learned some of my neighbors weren’t so lucky. This car is almost visible from my kitchen window, just one street down, and a couple of houses over. An oak fell and in its path demolished a number of cars. No people involved Gracias a Dios.

On the other hand, speaking of "Dios", maybe NC is getting a little divine intervention.

The last photo is at the end of my lot with a small alley way. I have two guys coming over today to help me rake and sweep and pick up sticks.
They lived at my house for a month working 15 hour days at Bernie headquarters when we hoped to win in NC, and are here to spend the weekend with class mates who are graduating.

So, this time, I’m a storm reporter, not a war correspondent.

This first photo reminds me of Munch’s “The Scream”







Newsflash: Michael Moore suggested to Bill Maher, at this very minute

in answer to the question Bill posed: "What are we going to do to take down Donald Trump"
It's simple, said Michael,
"you and I are going to take down Donald Trump together".

Bill was stunned a second, and then I think they even shook on it, and Bill said: "You tell me where and what, and I will be there".

That sounds like a holy alliance to me. I am, as you all probably know, extremely fond and appreciative of both these men.

Lineup for Bill Maher on HBO 10 pm EST---IMO it can't be Friday the 13th/ 2 favorites of mine are on

Bill and his roundtable guests -
Michael Moore, Jack Hunter, Katty Kay, Fmr. Sen. Bob Graham & Jeremy Scahill - will answer viewer questions after Friday's show.

No damage except power losses - my little car after the storm last night

If you are curious, the reverse bumper sticker in the window reads:
"Things are always working out for me"
It lives in that spot, and when I'm driving the reflection on the glass makes it a right read.
Thumbs up for positive affirmations

American Ingenuity at Work: Finding new ways to get some help

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