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Why is the Republican controlled Senate releasing damning Russia evidence


Theyíve sat on everything else so why this and why now?

It seems like an effort to undermine the DNC. The timing couldnít be more suspect. And, as damning as the report might be they already excused Trump.
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Aug 19, 2020, 03:12 PM (9 replies)

"We'll hear from Bernie Sanders who represents the left wing of the Democratic Party" ...

Savannah Guthrie just now.

I get so tired of their BS.
Posted by live love laugh | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 10:20 PM (15 replies)

The second wave 👋🏼

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Aug 17, 2020, 04:13 PM (2 replies)

The Postal Service delivered stimulus letters and checks to Americans without a hitch.

Trumpís lying when he says they need more money to handle mail in ballots.

Theyíre equipped to handle mailings to all Americans at the drop of a dime ... or at least they were before being sabotaged by Trump.
Posted by live love laugh | Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:26 PM (10 replies)

I am a retired postal manager

I managed large metropolitan area operations overseeing more than 150 employees daily and delivering mail to tens of thousands of customers.

I spent countless sleepless nights and 12-hour-plus workdays getting the mail out in the face of incessant obstacles. Ultimately, daily I met the goal on schedule and reliably living by our motto: Every piece every day.

To hear that Trumpís guy has dismantled in just two months what I and many devoted decades to is alarming. After seeing my own mail slow down I talked to former coworkers/friends. In TX, a postmaster says her boss calls Trumpís guy Dejoy, ďa business manĒ. A former supervisor I talked to parrots the same phrase. Many have no idea of the political ramifications of this appointment.

(The USPS is a cash cow. If destroyed, billions have been set aside 75 years in advance of retirements of 500,000 employees. This could easily fall into Republican hands. Dejoy just added $10 billion more debt in the last two weeks making them even more vulnerable and destroying one of the largest unions in America if destruction succeeds.)

Then, I read that million-dollar machines that sort 36,000 pieces of mail per hour are being turned off now in favor of manual labor. And I am floored. Itís like a bank removing all ATMS and insisting that all money be counted by hand. Itís not hard to see that cutting down automation will increase the manual workload a hundred foldóbut simultaneously cutting overtime reduces the man hours needed for the quadrupled manual workload. Thereís not enough square footage to house the impending backup of mail that will result from these ďbusinessď decisions.

I have spent most of the year telling everybody I know to plan to vote by mail ó until May when I first heard about Trumpís appointment.

I will not be voting by mail now. Itís a huge loss of revenue for the Postal Service if I, and many others donít vote by mail. I donít want to hurt the Postal Service but I care more about not hurting America with a too-risky vote. I do suggest, however, continuing to patronize them in every possible way whether you mail your vote or not.

All I know is that I hope that we can quickly regroup and rethink how we plan to GOTV under these new circumstances.
Posted by live love laugh | Sat Aug 8, 2020, 01:32 PM (102 replies)

Peter Navarro White House Trade Advisor on CBS newz interview

Basically he just was given free time to ramble.

Asked about the CARES package stalemate:
ďTrump is the working class president he knows the pain out there in the heartland.Ē 🙄

Q: When do you think a stimulus deal might be reached?
ď...Thatís not my lane...what I can do is break some news ... Trump is signing an executive order today ... itís a beautiful thing, itís pure Trump, it sweeps away regulatory barriers to manufacturing here...Ē 🙄

As negotiations continue why the focus on a payroll tax cut?
ď ... that happens to be one of the most effective ways to get money into the pockets of Americans... itís effectively a 12% wage hike .... again this is not my responsibility...Ē

...This is going to be a great speech today... everyone should watch and read it ... itís beat the virus and build the economy back to where it was January 15 when he had built the most beautiful and strong economy in American history. We had 3 1/2 percent unemploymentóhistoric rates for blacks and Hispanics, rising wages for blue-collar workers... 🙄. Weíve got a long row to hoe we canít continue to just write checks...Ē

What did you make of the presidentís comments yesterday when he said children are immune from the virus?
ďIím not an epidemiologist ... Iím not on the task force ... Iíll leave that science to the task force...Ē

Posted by live love laugh | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 09:46 AM (0 replies)

"What we're seeing is the working poor being wiped out."

California ER doctor Brad Spellberg said that just now in an NBC interview about the devastating toll of Covid. Dr. Karl Chudnofsky talked about how the disease basically suffocates people.

The piece ended by saying that more beds arenít a problem itís additional qualified staff thatís limited. And still people donít care. One astonished overworked ER nurse recounted driving home only to come upon a large unmasked group of people at an auto show. Another nurse expressed fears about her familyís safety.

No words for the heartlessness of people.

Posted by live love laugh | Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:02 AM (21 replies)

Complicit TeeVee media

Yesterdayís newz hit job: Recount by a victim of Maxwellís role in trafficking minors to Epsteinís island. Then narration with pics ó a lingering shot of Bill Clinton followed by a statement from Clinton denying ever going to the island.

Previous pieces have been aired with victims then repeatedly implicating Prince Andrew.

My point? None of these ongoing pieces ever mentions Trump. Of course we know that they are doing the same elsewhere: like ignoring Russiaís bounty story, for instance.

This says EVERYTHING about the media. They totally omit mention of Trumpís association with Epstein.

Itís why I barely watch the newz.

Posted by live love laugh | Sat Aug 1, 2020, 07:38 AM (3 replies)

He was admitted to the hospital April 9. He's back home today!

My bffís son, who Iíve written here about a few times, was stricken with Covid and it ravaged him but he survived.

He was intubated, on dialysis, a feeding tube .... now heís on a walker; tires easily with just a few steps; and has a severe bedsore and a very long way back to anything near his former life.

It was touch-and-go as to him coming back at all. His aunt was looking into funeral arrangements at one point.

I attribute the many prayers and well wishes ó including those expressed here at DU which were conveyed to him ó to his return home.

Thanks DU.

Posted by live love laugh | Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:11 PM (33 replies)

Have you been polled? Has anyone you know been polled?

A friend and I here in Chicago were discussing this and of course we and nobody we know has been polledónot just in this election season but election seasons back as far as we can remember. When I lived in Wisconsin I was though.

That says a lot to me about the validity of polls.

Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:19 PM (28 replies)
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