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hootinholler

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Seems to me that most of you don't get it

To my beloved Berners, a lot of you don't get it! From the gloom and doom woe is me tone of what I'm seeing, man get with the program, eh?

To Camp Weathervane judging by your gloating and passive aggressive don't gloat, oh, hell it was pretty fucking clear from the start of Bernie's campaign that all y'all don't get it.

It's actually pretty fucking simple. That is, the it that your not getting:

Bernie's campaign is about putting a progressive in the white house, and a progressive majority in the Congress

We intend to put Bernie in the white house in this election. That's a yuuuge task. We are running a hard and enthusiastic campaign. We might not get it accomplished this election, but there is still a path. So what if we don't? Bernie has never even insinuated that we will should stop. Win or lose the nomination, or the Presidency, where has he said that will be enough?

We. Will. Not. Stop. You best get used to it. Ain't going nowhere.

The worst case in this cycle is there are a few progressives that will do well and get into Congress. People will notice their success. Do you think that anyone in the DNC, DLC of yore, or upper echelon wanted to be responding to calls for single payer before Bernie ran? I don't remember it. I remember that Social Security was on the table no so long ago. It's now once again the third rail of American politic and someone who is not Bernie was recently talking about the need to strengthen it. We the people have had a taste of what a moral leader that has some foresight could be, and damn that shit is tasty!

We have defined the issues in this election cycle. You have to respect that. The big guns do, which is why they are fighting us tooth and nail.

The message for everyone to absorb once you chill the fuck out and think about things, is that we are the future of the Democratic party and if the party fails us, we have hit the critical mass to take our ball and form our own party which doesn't play Calvinball with nominees.

We who recognize that we are the future know that we are one, maybe if we're lucky, two generations away from that habitability tipping point. There is only one candidate who takes it seriously. That by itself is worth making him large and in charge because we have to act yesterday on this.

So you are left with a choice. You can embrace us wholly and get on board turning our country back into the heartland where we care for each other or you can tell us to fuck off and be crushed in the future.

Remember we were told that the arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.

I have no doubt that we will accomplish our goal of having a level field, where we invest in people first. Where bombs are the final resort. I have no doubt we will prevail.

Now it's on the California where we can improve our position in this primary tremendously. I for one am feeling good.

The DNC is effectively another shell company for her highness

The numbers are filed and it appears that what she and her accomplice have been doing is essentially laundering money. I don't know if there's a federal statute, but it seems to me that this is basically what put Tom Delay in the Texas pokey for a long vacation.

Bernie's lawyer lays it out here. PDF

The staff thing is an old shell company trick. You own company A that provides a service to your company B. They do it to skirt income tax because company A pays you a big salary and operates at a loss. In this case it's being done to skirt campaign laws.

Another Domino falls...

My apologies, this showed up on my FB page and I didn't check the date. This is from January.


S.C. Rep. Bamberg to switch endorsement from Clinton to Sanders

South Carolina state Rep. Justin T. Bamberg — the lawyer for the family of Walter Scott, who was killed by a police officer last April — endorsed Bernie Sanders Monday, after initially throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton in December.

in a press conference Bamberg said until now he had not given Sanders "his fair shake” but he now fully supports the Vermont senator.

"Bernie represents bold new leadership and is not afraid to challenge the status quo," Bamberg said. The state representative also addressed criticism Sanders has received about his goals being unattainable.

"We live in the greatest country on earth…we put man on the moon, don’t tell me that we cannot provide Americans the right, the right to health care because that right is a matter of life and death for many Americans," Bamberg said. He added Sanders was also capable of accomplishing free higher education and creating a change in the political system.

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Once you actually listen to Bernie...

On Smoke and Fire

Whilst I can't claim to know his biography, James Comey has always struck me as a stand up guy. I seriously doubt he would be consuming the resources devoted to the investigation of the information contained on the server that was wiped, apparently "like, with a cloth", without there being some serious hotspots.

Humor me for a moment and consider a hypothetical arsonist hired to burn down a competitor's meth lab. (Yes, I went Breaking Bad, get over it) The fire investigator would refer the meth lab to the apropos jurisdiction for investigation.

So Mr Comey was handed a referral in July of 2015:
The government has been examining the former secretary of State's private email server since last July, when the inspector general for the intelligence community issued a security referral noting that classified information could have been mishandled.


Contrary to popular claims here, this investigation is not the result of the Benghazi fishing expedition, which of course happened. It also was not a criminal referral:
IC IG made a referral detailing the potential compromise of classified information to security officials within the Executive Branch. The main purpose of the referral was to notify security officials that classified information may exist on at least one private server and thumb drive that are not in the government's possession. An important distinction is that the IC IG did not make a criminal referral - it was a security referral made for counterintelligence purposes.


The recent news is there are just shy of 150 Agents working this investigation. The thing is, that even with 30K emails you don't need Agents to review them for security, that work can be done by analysts. I think that the reason for that is that there are that many people to be interviewed about evidence contained in the emails themselves. I seriously doubt that it takes that many Agents to run down the provenance of mishandled secrets.

Now it could still be that they are only looking at the provenance of those emails, and simply trying to get it wrapped up before the convention, but I suspect the email cache contained evidence of some other activity that needs to be run to ground as well.

What that might be? Time will tell, but I hope this all is shaken out before the convention.








What's more rare than a landslide?

What's that on the horizon?

Over there, out to sea, what is that? I've not seen it before, but it would explain all the water draining from the beaches.

I think today we will get our first measurements of the rarest of all events:

A BERNAMI!


I doubt it will be:




Rather more like:




But that's like, just my opinion Man.
Posted by hootinholler | Tue Feb 9, 2016, 04:27 PM (6 replies)

My most sincere thanks to Camp Weathervane!

The recent use of unicorns in describing the desires of BernieBros got me to googling unicorns.

I really appreciate the prompting, because it led me to an essay Called The Lion and The Unicorn written by none other than George Orwell whilst German bombs rained upon London.

It explores Socialism, Capitalism, Fascism and the stratification of society while presenting the argument that it can only be fixed by a political revolution. I saw more than a few parallels to our current struggles, our own revolution.

It bade me to question if we have yet reached our own tipping point in America and left me hopeful that we have.

So sincerely, thanks for the serendipity.

Hillary's New Children Ad Sure Pulls On My Heartstrings!

It really does. It brings to mind the rough times my sister had while raising my niece and nephew and all the help she got.

It reminds me that in order to qualify for her Pell grants which helped her to get her BS in Nursing, she had to remain on public assistance. It reminds me of the state pushing her to abandon school and a potential career to accept the bartender's and waitress' wages to get off the public dole.

It reminds me of the state confiscating child support payments in order to 'recoup' what they paid to her in benefits, except the child support they took was more than what was paid to her in benefits. That was all made possible by the Welfare reform that Hillary advocated to help my sister move into a more dignified life and help families or some such.

It reminds me that the nation almost lost a skilled ER nurse who was there when the ambulances arrived with heart attack patients, trauma patients, sick babies and the families worried sick that the treatment might not work, worried sick about how the bills would be paid.

Most of all, it reminds me that it matters whom we nominate. Their judgement matters. Their priorities matter.

It reminds me that I need someone who is actually on my side in the White House. Now more than ever, it matters.

Hillary's Campaign likes their Iowans Shaken

I wonder if this will end up stirring them?

The former secretary of state used a Teleprompter to deliver her remarks to hundreds of supporters on the campus of Simpson College. The speech, one adviser said, was designed to "shake some sense into Iowans" and escalate the experience argument she has been making against Sanders with limited success.


With friends like that...

There's Something Happening Here

What it is ain't exactly clear.

It's been a little while since Camp Weathervane has been pushing national polls, wonder why?

Yeah, so that happened...


I also found that there is a member there called "refugee" who is trying to hide who they really are and they have constantly posted screen shots of my website to make our members look bad but have failed on all accounts.

Now you can read this screenshot and there is no mistake in what it say's.

The post in your screenshot was deleted. No DU Trash Talk is in effect there. We are sick and fucking so tired of hearing who hid who and WTF they're so mean, over and over and fucking over again. I doubt you get that, but some here might.

Also missing from your screenshot are the members taking the poster to task over it.

As to refugee, I have no idea who that might be, but I once had respect for you Bill. When those screen shots of the nasty things happening at your site were posted I was shocked and lost all respect for you as a person. So there's that too.


To "refugee" Karma has come back to bite you in the ass. but given the sniveling lying sack of shit that you are, you get what you deserve.


Lying sack of shit? Well since you opened the tenor of the post and I get one shot at this, let me start with a big FUCK YOU! The screenshots didn't lie your bitter, aged, pearl clutching drama queen, that's why you closed the site to do some house cleaning when they came out. That's why you still have the secret inner rectum of Bernin hate going.

Your and your cultists behavior here, coordinated at your camp weathervane and apparently sanctioned by the owners of DU, have brought DU into new levels of suckage. We took the fucking high road at first and instead of playing nice, you blasted the hill out from under us. Fuck that. You really don't give a fuck about anything progressive as long as you have a group you can put down.

On second thought I take that big FUCK YOU back. I wouldn't fuck you even with someone else's dog's cock. You have proven yourself to be utterly and irretrievably morally repugnant. You have stooped to depths that are lower than whale shit in the fucking Marianas trench. There's a lot of pressure down there for anyone with a shred of fucking decency but once your balls are shriveled to the obvious pinhead size it affects the brain and there's little left than to attempt to smear the shit on the walls when it didn't stick whilst you were flinging it.

You aren't worthy to even eat your favorite sandwich, not that you would eat a shit sandwich because I hear you hate bread.


To the jury that will undoubtedly get this, I am speaking of another website and you should take that into consideration not if but when this OP is alerted on.

The moral of this OP is people that live in glass houses....


Yeah, good advice, sad you don't live by that.

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