HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home

Enter Discussion Forums

250,117 user registrations and 78,447,774 posts since 2001
Pic of the Moment

The Left Column

TomSlick

Why I vote in a red county, in a red district, in a red state.

I vote because nothing is so constant as change. I vote for the change I want to see.

I vote because voting is the voice I have and silence is consent.

I vote because people have paid with their lives and their bodies to preserve the right to vote. To not vote would be disrespectful to their sacrifice....

Yavin4

Even if you are in a safe Blue Congressional District and State, please VOTE

I live in Manhattan, NY. The Democrats here are shoo-ins, but I'm still planning to vote because I want the Democratic party to get more votes overall. My vote won't decide a close election, but it will still send a message.

malaise

People slept in tents last night in Florida for

guess what?

Not iPhones, not Black Friday sales. They were there for EARLY VOTING

How wonderful.

Garrett78

Don't Attack the Media

I see where people suggest others not attack the media, because the media is already under assault from Trump and Republicans.

This highlights a huge problem, and represents an ongoing victory for Republicans.

The GOP's modus operandi is to project, or to say the opposite of what's true. And that's precisely what they've done with regard to the mainstream media, which has turned into corporate infotainment (80+ companies ran the bulk of the media 35 years ago, and today just a handful of giant corporations own and operate the for-profit infotainment industry)....

Croney

I was FIRST to vote! But what a mess.

I voted at the little library named after Tip O'Neill. It was supposed to start at noon. The room was 14' x 20' and it held a conference table, eight voting booths, a desk, seven chairs, a printer, scanners, ballot box, supplies, and five people who were just setting up and figuring out what to do.

As the line grew behind me, everybody was calm and jovial, but at 12:15 some people left. After much discussion, they handed me a ballot and I filled it in. But I couldn't put it in the box without an envelope that wasn't there. A police officer arrived with two boxes of 500 envelopes each. I got one and was told I had to stand there and fill out the info on it by hand, but there was no place to stand and the pens weren't working on the envelopes. Then I had to place a sticker across it to seal it. I finally put it in the box!

It was all worth it. I'm going to assume my ballot was properly handled and my straight D ticket will count. Yay!

blm

Oltime DUers: Pleased to announce that the baby blm you've heard about since 2001

entered the voting booth for the very first time - fully confident she understood the candidates and the issues - and cast her votes.

You all are part of this proud moment because I have shared with her over these years many of our best moments here at DU.

Thank you.

Moostache

How we MUST begin talking about Trump...a frustrated call to arms

Trump is evil incarnate. He has no center, no morals, no core beliefs. He cares not a whit for anyone not named Donald J. or Ivanka Trump (including his sons, other daughter, wives and pretty much every other life form on this planet).

He must be beaten over the head with a brutal and honest reflection of what he is...a raging narcissistic boil on the ass of humanity....

shockey80

Why are the Democrats in congress afraid to call Trump voters what they truly are?

The followers of a fascist, a fascist movement. This is not a conspiracy theory. It is fact. I spelled it all out in a recent post. What are they afraid of?

They are rigging elections, attacking the free press, running a propaganda campaign, attacking the entire justice system. I am not making anything up, I am not exaggerating. It's happening.

If Trump gets enough fascists elected to congress then it is to late to call it out.

MaryMagdaline

Voted Gillum and Nelson!!

Smooth operation at African American Library on Sistrunk.

Made a mistake on my vote by mail ballot (turning 60 next year/I can no longer mock the seniors in palm beach county in 2000).

Everyone at voting place knew procedures inside and out. Got new ballot/ got to use old one as work sheet/ had to turn in old ballot after casting new ballot....

Around DU

Good Reads

General Discussion

Topics

Places

Latest Breaking News

Trump calls aftermath of Khashoggi killing 'worst cover-up ever'

47 min ago - Oct. 23, 2018 / 5:48 PM EDT / Updated 6:45 PM EDT By Jonathan Allen Photo caption: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey during a bill signing ceremony at the White House in Washin ... (NBC News)

Plane crashes onto 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills

2 hrs ago - A vintage small plane crashed onto the 101 in Agoura Hills on Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the freeway in both directions, authorities said. Los Angeles County firefighters arrived at the crash site near Liberty Canyon Road about 1:50 p.m. Accor ... (Los Angeles Times)

Nestle, Cargill Slavery Claims Revived by U.S. Appeals Court

2 hrs ago - By Erik Larson October 23, 2018, 12:31 PM EDT Updated on October 23, 2018, 2:36 PM EDT Original case filed by ex-slaves in Mali was dismissed in 2017 Companies allegedly aided child labor to ensure cheap cocoa A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ... (Bloomberg News)

Trump: 'No Proof' of Middle Easterners in Migrant Caravan

2 hrs ago - President Trump told reporters Tuesday that he has "no proof" people from the Middle East are traveling in the migrant caravan from Honduras, as he's previously claimed. "There's no proof of anything. But there could very well be," ... (The Daily Beast)

U.S. announces penalties against Saudi agents in response to killing of journalist

3 hrs ago - By Kareem Fahim, Tamer El-Ghobashy, Chico Harlan and John Hudson October 23 at 4:47 PM ISTANBUL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the United States is revoking visas for the Saudi men accused of killing journalist Jamal Khash ... (The Washington Post)

Trump, Without Evidence, Accuses Puerto Rico Of Abusing Hurricane Relief Funds

3 hrs ago - 10/23/2018 02:38 pm ET San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz quickly responded to the president’s latest smear. President Donald Trump has yet to run out of criticism for Puerto Rico and its government officials, 13 months after Hurricane Maria’s de ... (HUFF POST)

Saudi officials: Team planned to hold Khashoggi in Turkish safe house for up to 2 days

4 hrs ago - WASHINGTON — The 15-man team sent by Saudi intelligence to Istanbul planned to hold Jamal Khashoggi against his will for up to two days in a safe house in Turkey while persuading him to return to his home country, Saudi officials said, adding another ... (NBC News)

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Headlines Pro-Russian Conference In Armenia

4 hrs ago - By Josh Kovensky October 23, 2018 11:06 am Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has a new side gig: conference headliner in Armenia. The 74-year old Trump defense attorney spoke Tuesday in Yerevan at the International Forum of Eurasian Partnership, a conf ... (Talking Points Memo)

Putin says he wants to hold new talks with Trump in Paris next month

5 hrs ago - OCTOBER 23, 2018 / 11:27 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday he would like to hold new talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting they meet ... (Reuters)

Judge denies Bill Cosby's bid for new trial

5 hrs ago - Cosby was sentenced to three years to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at the actor's home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004. Oct. 23, 2018 / 2:01 PM EDT A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday denied Bill Cosby's bi ... (NBC News)

Latest Poll: Ned Lamont, Bob Stefanowski Locked in Dead Heat

6 hrs ago - Christopher Keating With only two weeks left before election day, Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are locked in a dead heat in the gubernatorial race, according to the latest poll. Lamont holds a lead of 3.4 percentage points, bu ... (Hartford Courant)

Poll: Kemp, Abrams neck and neck in Georgia governor's race

6 hrs ago - The race between Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams to be Georgia's next governor is neck and neck, a new poll of likely voters finds. The new poll by Opinion Savvy shows a difference of less than 1 percent in the ... (WAGA-TV)

Kudlow: New Trump tax cuts might not happen 'for a while'

6 hrs ago - BY JORDAN FABIAN - 10/23/18 12:21 PM EDT Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday lowered expectations that President Trump's proposed middle-class tax cut would come to fruition shortly after the November midterm elections. " ... (The Hill)

Supreme Court Orders Documents Seized From Sandy Hook Shooter Lanza's Home Released....

6 hrs ago - Supreme Court Orders Documents Seized From Sandy Hook Shooter Lanza's Home Released; Key Win In Courant's Years-Long Fight For Records Dave Altimari The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that more than 35 documents and journals belonging to Sandy H ... (Hartford Courant)

Conn. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: We Shouldn't Vaccinate Kids 'for No Reason'

6 hrs ago - Bob Stefanowski, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut, expressed skepticism about vaccines during a summer campaign event, according to video cited in a Monday night report from NBC News. At a Quiet Corner Tea Party campaign event ... (The Daily Beast)

Report: Ex-Senate Secretary Spread George Soros Conspiracy Theory About Migrant Caravan

6 hrs ago - Former Secretary of the U.S. Senate Kelly Johnston on Monday spread a conspiracy theory alleging that philanthropist George Soros’ company Open Society “planned” the caravan of migrants heading to the border—including “where they defecate”—accordin ... (The Daily Beast)

Gillum targeted by new racist robocall in Florida governor race

6 hrs ago - A racist robocall that refers to Andrew Gillum as a "negro" and a "monkey" is making the rounds in Florida, prompting a furious response from the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's campaign. Florida voters who receive the call ... (NBC News)

'I'm ecstatic': black liberation prisoner Mike Africa Sr released after 40 years

6 hrs ago - Member of the radical Philadelphia-based group Move 9, sentenced after violent confrontation with police in 1978, reunited with wife Debbie Africa and son Mike Jr <snip> "Mike Africa Sr has become the second member of the Philadelphia-ba ... (The Guardian)

Group: Foster waiver sought by SC governor unconstitutional

6 hrs ago - Meg Kinnard, Associated Press Updated 12:30 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A civil rights group says a waiver that allows federally funded foster care agencies to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples is uncons ... (Associated Press)

National security adviser John Bolton rebuffs Russian appeals to remain in key nuclear arms control

6 hrs ago - By Anton Troianovski October 23 at 1:25 PM Breaking: After talks in Moscow, Bolton held firm to President Trump’s plans to withdraw from the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because of alleged Russia violations. This story i ... (The Washington Post)

In Leaked Audio, Brian Kemp Expresses Concern Over Georgians Exercising Their Right to Vote

7 hrs ago - Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for Georgia governor, expressed at a ticketed campaign event that his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses ... (Rolling Stone)

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

8 hrs ago - WASHINGTON — The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their wo ... (the New York times)

Minnesota Poll: Doug Wardlow leads Keith Ellison in attorney general's race

8 hrs ago - Republican Doug Wardlow has pulled ahead of Democrat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for Minnesota attorney general, a Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll found. Wardlow now leads by 7 percentage points, at 43 percent to 36 percent for Ellison, ... (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Stacey Abrams defends presence at 1992 burning of Georgia state flag

8 hrs ago - The Democratic candidate to be Georgia's next governor explained her presence Tuesday at a 1992 protest that included a burning of the state flag as part of her opposition to Confederate symbolism. Abrams, who would be the first black female governo ... (New York Times)

Voters Sue Georgia So They Can Cast Ballots in Hot Governor's Race

9 hrs ago - Allegations that Georgia’s Republican-led election officials are unfairly throwing out mailed ballots over hyper-technical errors are set to go before a federal judge two weeks before Election Day. Hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of ballots are bei ... (Bloomberg)

Democrat says she felt 'sheer disbelief' after being left off ballot in 1 Arkansas county

9 hrs ago - An Arkansas county temporarily closed most of its early voting sites after the Democratic nominee for secretary of state was left off the ballot, a glitch the candidate said left her in "sheer disbelief." An official with the Garland Count ... (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Chinese-owned company qualifies for Trump's anti-China farm bailout

9 hrs ago - Business Chinese-owned company qualifies for Trump's anti-China farm bailout By Jeff Stein Reporter for Wonkblog October 23 at 8:16 AM A Chinese-owned pork producer is eligible for federal payments under President Trump's $12 billion farm bailout, ... (Washington Post)

Justice O'Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia, 'probably Alzheimer's'

9 hrs ago - Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the "beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease." "I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear frie ... (CNN)

Caterpillar Plunges as Cost Worries Outweigh Record Profit

10 hrs ago - October 23, 2018, 6:47 AM CDT Updated on October 23, 2018, 7:15 AM CDT Industrials ‘having a hard time living up’ to expectations Equipment maker’s 2018 profit mid-range below estimates Caterpillar Inc. beat earnings estimates for the ... (bloomberg.com)

Mom stops potential school shooting after reporting racist message to police

11 hrs ago - A New Jersey mother who spoke up about a disturbing message she received on Facebook reportedly helped stop a potential school shooting from hundreds of miles away. Koeberle Bull told WKYT in Anderson county, Ky., that she called the police last wee ... (The Hill)

Blogroll

.