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This is a stroke of genius

.... Believe me, it will be crucial in getting Bernie elected.

Huge numbers blocked from the Hillary Clinton group

It's a statement that we've heard numerous times. Here are my thoughts on that subject.

A little perspective on that comment. First, Bernie supporters outnumber Hillary supporters here about 6 to 1. Secondly, Bernie supporters are more prone to shoot from the hip. It's not a problem. The problem is where they're aiming.Thirdly, I would venture a guess that if you took the number of supporters blocked from each group the disparity would be totally different given the percentages of supporters on each side. Last, but not least, I believe Hillary's supporters, for the most part, make a conscious effort to avoid Bernie's group. I have seen plenty of posts from Bernie supporters who come to the group with genuine respect, and that respect has been reciprocated. If one comes into the group like a wolf in sheep's clothing, it won't take long to get the deserved boot.

I'm posting this here just to see how many won't be able to help themselves.


After work today...

... I was relaxing on my front porch when lo and behold a bird landed on one of the railings. He just sat there and stared at me...............I was like Could this be a sign? Is my life going to take a turn for the better? Will I come into some kind of windfall? Will there be peace on Earth in my lifetime?.......,..........NAH!! Birds perch on my railing everyday.

Bernie's Black Knights

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

An uncanny parallel. Google has shut down direct linking of videos for me. If you're not familiar with the scene, please watch and comment.


Very busy tonight, so...

...I'm putting it all here for tonight.


Can you imagine- Part II

First, I would like to thank everyone who replied to my original "can you imagine" thread. What I would like to do here is a follow up to that thread. One of the arguments that we hear day after day is that people won't vote for Hillary Clinton because she's just another republican in disguise, and that electing her would be just a continuation of a republican administration. This is where I would like to direct your attention to another thread.


Reading the replies to the OP, I think I can safely say that most of them are from Bernie Sanders supporters. Given the above major excuse as to why some would not vote for Hillary Clinton should she be the nominee, and if there was any credence to the argument, wouldn't one think that the results of the test would align her more closely with Donald Trump or Ted Cruz than with Bernie Sanders? And so, here is my point. By taking that test they have exposed the hypocrisy of the claims about Hillary Clinton being "just like a Republican." I appreciate any thoughts on what I believe to be a legitimate observation. Thanks

Can you imagine...

... ever thinking to yourself: " if Hillary Clinton is not the Democratic nominee, I'm just going to give up and not lift a finger to keep Trump and the Republicans out of the White House"? I can't. Just a late night, before sleep thought.

Ahem, about Tonya Lee.....

Someone asked in another thread, " what has she done?"


Spike Lee & His Wife Support Different Candidates
Spike Lee's Wife's Endorsement For President Is Every Bit As Important To Note As Her Husband's
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6 hours ago NEWS
On Tuesday, Tonya Lewis Lee, wife of filmmaker Spike Lee, responded to the news that Lee is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by offering a separate endorsement of her own. "Just to be clear, while my husband @SpikeLee supports Bernie Sanders @HillaryClinton is my candidate! We need Hillary to be the next POTUS!" she posted on her Twitter and Facebook accounts. Her husband is currently featured in a Sanders radio ad aimed at South Carolina voters ahead of the state's upcoming Democratic primary on Saturday. But unlike Spike, Tonya isn't feeling the Bern

Her husband might have the more high-profile career, but Tonya Lee is a powerhouse and political insider in her own right. A native of New York City, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Virginia School of Law before working in a prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm. In 1992, she met her husband at the Congressional Black Caucus Weekend, and the couple has been together ever since. Tonya later started her own production company, and helped produce the award-winning documentary I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.

She has also been outspoken about public health issues prevalent in the African-American community. In 2007, Lee became the spokesperson for the Office of Minority Health’s campaign “A Healthy Baby Begins With You,” which worked to combat the high infant mortality rate in the United States, which disproportionately affects the black community — out of every 1,000 African-American babies born in the United States, 11 die in infancy. Lee also produced a short documentary to coincide with the campaign, Crisis in the Crib: Saving Our Nation’s Babies.

In 2012, Lee founded the website Healthy You Now, which promotes healthy living for women of color. "When it comes to women of color in general, we tend to be at the top of every bad list when it comes to our health," Lee told Black Enterprise during an interview shortly after the site launched. "I wanted to create the site to bring [public health] resources to the community."

Valentines? Aww shucks...

Thank you to whoever thought of me.


Super delegates- the irony

Got to go into work now, but just thought I would drop this off here.

Ironically, Tad Devine, Sanders' top adviser, who was instrumental in the creation of the superdelegate process, defended their existance.

"It's pretty hard to win a nomination in a contested race and almost impossible to win without the superdelegeates," Devine said in 2008 in an interview on NPR.

Now, Devine's boss, who is running on an anti-establishment message is losing the superdelegate race.

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