HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Scuba » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 218 Next »


Profile Information

Member since: Thu Apr 29, 2010, 03:31 PM
Number of posts: 46,935

Journal Archives

Cat Physics

GOP debates are like a game of Password where candidates give clues to the base ...

GOP debates are like a game of Password where candidates give clues to the base without sounding racist, except no one told Trump the rules.


"We need to be discussing issues facing working families at a debate hosted by trade unions."

In my email, from Bernie Sanders ...

If Secretary Clinton wants more debates, we'll get them

Did you watch last night’s Republican presidential debate, Steve?

If you are one of the wealthiest people in this country, then you had ten candidates talking about your needs for two hours.

But in the entire time I watched, I saw very little discussion about the issues important to most American families. There was no talk about climate change and clean energy, raising wages and providing healthcare for all Americans, criminal justice reform and the undermining of the Voting Rights Act, and nothing at all about the crushing burden of student debt.

And when they did talk about campaign finance reform and the billionaire class buying candidates and elections, it was the butt of a Donald Trump joke.

We need to be discussing issues facing working families at a debate hosted by trade unions. We need to discussing climate change and environmental issues at a forum hosted by the environmental community. We need to be discussing civil rights issues and racial injustice at a forum sponsored by civil rights groups. We need to be discussing gay rights at a forum hosted by the LGBT community. In other words, more discussion, more debate is good for the Democratic Party and good for the American people.

I know, and you know, that the best chance for this country is to discuss the issues that matter. Republicans aren’t going to do it, so we need more Democratic debates — more than the four scheduled by the Democratic National Committee before the Iowa Caucuses.

And I know that if Secretary Clinton wants more debates, we’ll get them.

Sign my petition and tell Secretary Clinton to encourage the Democratic National Committee to schedule more debates before the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary in February and to allow important constituencies within the Democratic Party to host their own debates.

Here’s what I did hear a lot about last night: I heard a group of ten Republicans on stage longing for a return to the days of George W. Bush. The return to more war and tax breaks for the rich, and less jobs and health insurance for most American families.

Do they remember the two wars George Bush put on the credit card?

I do. Some of us voted no.

Do they remember the 800,000 jobs a month we were hemorrhaging when Bush left office?

I do. Some of us voted against the policies that led us there.

The American people deserve more debates — debates about how we got to where we are today, and how we move this country forward. And if all the candidates running for the Democratic nomination, especially Secretary Clinton, call for more, then we’ll get them.

Add your name and encourage Secretary Clinton to call on the Democratic National Committee to schedule more debates before Iowa and New Hampshire, and let’s start right away.

We are at a moment of truth. We need to face up to the reality of where we are as a nation, and the best ways to move forward.

Thank you for standing with me.

Bernie Sanders

Sen. Ron (Sunspot) Johnson accused of ethics violations by watchdog group


On Wednesday the American Democracy Legal Fund filed a formal complaint against U.S. Senator Ron Johnson over Johnson’s use of his U.S. Senate website – specifically the blog on that site – to attack Russ Feingold, his opponent in Wisconsin’s 2016 U.S. Senate race.


On June 19, 2015, Senator Johnson’s official Senate website posted an article, which was in fact a partisan political attack and response to Senator Russ Feingold. After quoting Senator Feingold as saying that Senator Johnson is “opposed to all government-assisted student loans” the bulk of the article is aimed at rebutting Senator Feingold.

Senator Johnson blatantly used his official Senate website to attack a political opponent in violation of 31 U.S.C. § 1301(a) and the Senate Internet Policy. An article which quotes a political opponent, mentions that opponent by name multiple times, and which accuses that political opponent of having “a hard time being honest about what words mean” cannot reasonably be construed as anything but a partisan political attack and is no way related to Senator Johnson’s official duties or the official duties of the Senate.

Retirees Try Out Right-Wing Ideas

Bwahaaaa. The Left Coast Sports Babe nails the Republican debate


For television viewers, Wednesday night on NBC was “America’s Got Talent.”

Thursday night the debate on Fox was the rebuttal.

2 cougar sightings confirmed in northern Wisconsin


With big cat sightings swirling through the Wisconsin summer like the tempting, taunting smell of steak and sweet corn on a neighbor's grill, finally something of substance: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday confirmed two cougar sightings in Langlade County.

The animal or animals were captured on trail cameras July 9 about six miles and 20 hours apart in the northern Wisconsin county. Landowners separately turned in the images to the DNR on July 27 and Aug. 3. Based on a review of the information and visits to the properties by agency personnel, the DNR verified the sightings.


The DNR has verified three or more cougar sightings a year in Wisconsin since 2008, MacFarland said. However, many of the sightings are likely of the same animal. Based on genetic evidence, the agency has confirmed at least six individual cougars in the state in the last seven years. The cougar, also known as mountain lion, catamount and puma, once roamed throughout Wisconsin but was extirpated in the early 1900s, according to state wildlife officials.


Male cougars can travel long distances in search of mates and new territories. Female cougars have much smaller "dispersal tendencies," MacFarland said. In one well-documented and highly publicized case, a male mountain lion traveled from the Black Hills, passed through northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and ended up in Connecticut, where it was struck and killed by a vehicle in 2011. Wildlife experts estimate the journey covered more than 1,500 miles and spanned three years.

Jeb Bush thinks only (b) is a waste of money

a) Cost of Iraq War: $720M per day

b) Federal funding for women's health: $500M per year

Jeb Bush thinks only (b) is a waste of money


Scott Walker's quid pro quo.


Audio of John Doe raid contradicts claims by longtime Scott Walker aide


Cindy Archer, a longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker, has described a 2011 police raid on her home in which officers screamed at her, threw a search warrant at her without reading it, barred her from stepping outside to smoke and failed to inform her of her constitutional rights. Newly unsealed audio of the three-hour incident tells a different story.

That recording details tense but mannerly exchanges between Archer and Aaron Weiss, an investigator with the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, as he led a team of officers during an early morning raid on Archer's home as part of a now infamous John Doe probe.

"I'm sort of doing you a courtesy by letting you get a coffee and smoke a cigarette just because I imagine being woken up at six in the morning by a bunch of people in black suits is not the way you want to wake up in the day," Weiss said at one point. "Thank you," Archer responds.


In the recording, Weiss acknowledged to Archer just how expansive the probe had become since it launched in May 2010. It eventually led to the convictions of six individuals, including three former Walker aides, an associate and one major campaign giver. Archer was never charged. "This investigation has been going a long time," Weiss said. "I heard you say outside that's why they forced you out. We touched a lot of people in this. It's a pretty broad net."
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 218 Next »