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Autumn's Journal
Autumn's Journal
June 28, 2024

Jon Stewart's Debate Analysis: Trump's Blatant Lies and Biden's Senior Moments

Fake normalness....remain upright???

April 13, 2024

U.N. Climate Chief Says Two Years to Save the Planet

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Governments, business leaders and development banks have two years to take action to avert far worse climate change, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday, in a speech that warned global warming is slipping down politicians' agendas.


Scientists say halving climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is crucial to stop a rise in temperatures of more than 1.5 Celsius that would unleash more extreme weather and heat.

Yet last year, the world's energy-related CO2 emissions increased to a record high. Current commitments to fight climate change would barely cut global emissions at all by 2030.

Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change said the next two years are "essential in saving our planet".
"We still have a chance to make greenhouse gas emissions tumble, with a new generation of national climate plans. But we need these stronger plans, now," he said.

Speaking at an event at the Chatham House think-tank in London, Stiell said the Group of 20 leading economic powers - together, responsible for 80% of global emissions - urgently needed to step up.
April 6, 2024

Liberals Need to Be Radicals


The agenda for Biden’s next term must go deeper to restore the American dream.

Media commentators are mystified about why Joe Biden has not gotten more credit for an improved economy, with inflation down nearly to pre-pandemic levels and job creation setting records. The reason is
not hard to grasp. None of the recent improvements have altered the basic situation of most Americans, in which reliable careers are scarce, college requires the burden of debt, health coverage is more expensive and less reliable, and housing is unaffordable.

The American dream of a good job, decent health care, homeownership, college education without crippling debt, and a better life for the next generation was once within reach of most Americans. Now, it’s far harder to attain. Even with a two-income family, the cost of good child care is excessive.

The remedies are all necessarily radical. Biden’s State of the Union address was directionally and rhetorically right. He called for containing Big Pharma to reduce drug prices, raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations to finance broad benefits such as housing down-payment subsidies and affordable child care, as well as protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare. But in a second term, and in his campaign to earn a second term, Biden needs to go a lot deeper.

Since Jimmy Carter, mainstream Democrats in the White House and Congress have been complicit in the corporate erosion of the American dream. They agreed to mixed public-private approaches that resulted in systems that were inefficient, lucrative to for-profit players, and impenetrably frustrating to ordinary citizens. Consider four emblematic cases of policy dead ends that now require radical remedies.

I believe that Biden is the only man who can fix this mess we are in.
February 29, 2024

This is my youngest Granddaughters first election.

We were getting ready to take our ballots to the drop off and she comes in and says "Here Grandma, another vote for Uncle Joseph."
Joseph was my Mom's brothers name.

In case anyone doesn't know, I adore that girl.

June 19, 2023

Pence had about a dozen documents and Biden had a total of about 20 documents

in his possession so why is the investigation into Pence by the DOJ closed while the investigation into President Biden continues? Any one got any ideas why Biden got a special council and Pence didn't?

Seems kind of partisan to me.

February 8, 2023

That's one smart President. Sharp as a tack.

Fuck that bullshit that he's too old.

Four. More. Years.

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