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Rigged elections??? With all the RW bitching about

supposedly 'rigged elections' here in the US, I invite them to take a little trip to see what the term 'rigged elections' actually stands for:

WORLD NEWS | Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 10:31pm EDT

Venezuela electoral body suspends referendum drive, opposition fumes

By Corina Pons and Alexandra Ulmer | CARACAS

Venezuela's electoral authority on Thursday suspended the next phase of a recall referendum against unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, sparking outcry from the opposition who accused the Socialist government of dictatorial tactics.

The oil-rich country is mired in a brutal economic crisis that has families skipping meals amid food shortages and triple-digit inflation. Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader elected three years ago to replace late leader Hugo Chavez, has seen his popularity tumble in hand with the recession.

His foes had vowed to push for a recall referendum against him this year, which, if successful would have triggered fresh presidential elections that polls show Maduro would lose.

The election board had already said there would be no such vote this year, and appeared to put the final nail in the coffin on Thursday night.

Citing court orders, the electoral body said in a statement it was suspending next week's signature drive to collect around 4 million signatures and trigger the vote.

The Venezuelan populace has not only had to suffer all the economic ravages 15+ years of Chavismo have wrought to a nation that before Chavez was admired by almost all of Latin America. Today, all the things that made Venezuela the envy of other countries have disappeared, leaving behind not only a wasteland of horrible crime but also of terrible scarcities of the absolutely basic necessities of life. In Venezuela it is not at all hyperbole to talk about people starving to death. A Caracas homeowner recently made the news because he must stay awake at night to guard is mango tree. Mangoes are now often the only thing left to eat.

The people, as might be expected, have decided they have had enough of the grand 'Bolivarian experiment' in which government officials and allies became multimillionaires many times over but where the poor needed to queue for hours to get a bag of rice. The Venezuelan constitution clearly provides for a recall election if the required number of signatures are obtained to put the question to the people. The opposition forces have obtained the required number of signatures. But now the government has decided that the vote should not be held. That way, if they can delay the issue until 2017 instead of the present leader (Maduro) being recalled he will merely be replaced by his Vice-President for the remainder of his term.

Now, dear Rethugs, THAT is what 'rigged election' means.

OMFG. Joe Scab looks like he's going to

stroke out. He's more than totally pissed that Trump did his usual masterful job of totally fucking up his 'message' last night and went off on Harold Ford like I've never seen before when Ford merely stated that 'Hillary won the debate last night'. When Ford, dumbfounded tried to respond Scab accused him of "cross-examining him (Scab). And then, the cherry on the cake with Meek-a singing chorus to Scab while covering him with adoring eyes and gestures.

Did my heart good to see Scab and Mika so totally screwed!

I found the perfect music for Trump's 'rallies'

Jesus Christ on a Pogo Stick! What the f--k is wrong

with Tweety??? Has he decided to join the Republican Party? Tonight he gave totally unaccustomed free rein to Kellyanne Conway, the motormouth Trump "Campaign Manager", never interrupting her and actually egging her on, suggesting other ways he thought she should attack Hillary. This charming little segment was followed by a Republican strategist with whom Tweety (also) wholeheartedly agreed, followed by Andrea Mitchell who was beaming to be able to announce that the $400 million paid to Iran was - Ooohh - really a hostage ransom deal. And that's only the first half hour. He has become unwatchable.

Tweety is just totally insufferable tonight.

He starts off buying into the premise that , 'where there's smoke there's fire' and, if the Rethugs are talking about Hillary's health, there must be something to it. "Why doesn't she release her medical records? he asks". And the bloated bullfrog of the Conservative Union that he has all too often on his ['panels' cheerfully agrees. And then Matthews is delighted with the idea of Hillary having to defend herself against an Ailes-prepared attack on her during the debate about Lewinski and the blue dress. He even managed to suggest another line of attack - when the Clintons 'made the White House into Motel 6", referring to fund raising by letting donors sleep in the White House. Swear to God it took all my resolve not to throw something through the TV set. He's really a 14K First-Class Asshole.

The Freepers have gone positively delusional!!!!

Posted now on FR under the heading "the media have forgotten what a real man looks like."

Absolutely unbelievable!!!!

My Book Report - by Donnie Trump, Mrs. Gibson's 7th Grade (A fantasy)

"This is my book report on the book "The Old Man and the Sea". It was written by Ernest Hemingway. He's a really good writer. I liked him a lot. The book is the story of an old man and the sea. It's a really good book and I liked it a lot.

The end"


He hasn't changed at all from what I imagine he was like when he was a 7th grader, trying to bullshit his way out of being caught not having read the book he was assigned to give a book report on. He just says whatever comes to mind, throwing out words and hoping that somehow the resulting Palinesque word salad will convince somebody that he actually did his homework and that he knows what he's talking about. Didn't work then and it doesn't work now.

WTF is wrong with MSNBC? Right now Tweety breaks away from

his program to give Drumpf's 'speech' to an audience in WVa. He's still going on - and on - and on. How much is that free airtime worth? I swear, if it weren't for MSNBC and the rest of the MSM making themselves willing allies of Trump and letting him spew his poison any time he feels like it for free there might well have been another Rethug presumptive nominee. It's sickening.

Mrs. Greenspan on MSNBC now, rolling her eyes and

making faces when Hillary is mentioned advancing her theory about how many Bernie voters may move to Trump. Kasie Hunt seconding her (hey, notice me) telling how 'she's talked to lots of millenials' at Bernie rallies and they tell her that they may vote 'for Bernie or maybe for Trump'. Upchuck Toad closed out the 'panel' discussion explaining why millenials may vote for Trump: because 'you know, he's going to shake things up', 'you know, turn the table over'.

Where did they get these people?


The following was just posted in DU. For your reading pleasure - and amusement: (I personally love the part about WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS>

...Bernie hasn't lost yet; however, Hillary and her supporters are already gloating over the crushing of Bernie's Political Revolution. That can't be allowed to happen! There are plans for a massive march on the Democratic Convention in support of Bernie Sanders and his agenda. There's a Facebook page for the March and two event pages:

March on the Democratic National Convention
Bernie Supporters March on Philadelphia - Democratic National Convention

The first already has 2.2K people who've signed up as 'going' and 6.8K who've indicated that they're 'interested.' (I

Come out to Philadelphia and join us as we march on the Democratic National Convention this July! This march is in protest to the highly biased and unfair treatment, demonstrated by the DNC, towards presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. It has been blatantly clear that the DNC has tried to tip the scales during this election, and has NOT represented the will of the citizens. We have to make our voices heard. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! This march is also designed to put pressure on the superdelegates to cast their vote in accordance with their constituents. We must unite together, because that is what this campaign is about, not dividing us apart.
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