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Yang and Sestak at our local NH town dem fall dinner

One of the advantages of living in a small new hampshire town is that come primary season you get presidential candidates showing up for all sorts of minor occasions. As Yang pointed out, due to our unusual circumstances one New Hampshire voter is equivalent to about 1000 California voters. Back when the primary was in early march, I used to joke that you could get the flock of hopefuls to rake the snow off your roof for votes.

Last night we had Andrew Yang and Joe Sestak (who I hadn't even heard of) at our Democratic Fall Bash. Earlier we've had Sanders and Warren in town too.

Andrew Yang might just be the smartest candidate out there. I know he's been dismissed as a Silicon Valley flake, but he is actually operating on a different level than all the other candidates. No doubt his candidacy won't survive past February, but whoever our nominee is, when they win the White House, they should bring Yang into the cabinet and seriously listen to what he is talking about.

Sestak is in the 'also running' gang of nobodies. He has an impressive resume as a career naval officer, and a personal story filled with tragedy (a daughter with brain cancer). I'm glad we offered him dinner and a spot at the podium.

We have a lot of really good candidates. We should keep that in perspective. Whoever wins, the fight is to remove Trump, to take back the Senate, to increase our hold on the House, and to put Democrats back in control of more of our states.

The Dunder-Mifflin effect on believers and non-believers.

Biden campaign says Iowa is not a must-win state

Joe Biden’s campaign on Tuesday said Iowa is not a must-win state on the former vice president’s path to the Democratic presidential nomination and signaled that the campaign is already “ramping up” its Super Tuesday efforts.
Still, the campaign downplayed expectations in first-in-the-nation Iowa as well as in the first primary state, New Hampshire, which borders the home states of Warren and Sanders.



FYI: posting idiocy from RNS is frequently a Real Bad Idea.

You might want to:

a) do a slow read of the entire article.
b) google the author and screen for rightwing christian fascism
c) think twice post once.

On the other hand there is always self-delete when shit hits the fan.

God is Mercy.

Sitting in traffic on the way to work staring at a Christian bumper sticker.

What does this phrase even mean?

Certainly these Christian gods are not applying their mercy powers in the real world, or if they are they are doing so arbitrarily while allowing innocents to experience intolerable suffering. The phrase is entirely problematic in that case, bringing forth all the problems of good and loving gods with the power to act in the world.

So then these gods express their mercy in the realm of the dead? Is Christianity a death cult? Never mind injustice and cruelty and disasters, the gods will make it right after you croak.

More than likely the Christian proudly displaying his faith on his bumper just thinks it’s a lovely sentiment.

Epstein conveniently dies, rich fuckwads

across the globe rejoice.

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Legal Weed

The former VP and 2020 candidate's plan for cannabis is the industry's worst nightmare: It could blow up the system across the country.

Biden's plan calls for moving marijuana from schedule I to schedule II, that's a good thing, right? Wrong. Here's why:

In his 40 years in the Senate, as is now well known, Biden was a key architect of harsh criminal penalties for nonviolent drug users. Undoing much of his own work was one way to make sense of a large part of the criminal justice plan his presidential campaign recently released. Finding a centrist's safe-and-happy medium on weed in particular, Biden has not embraced legalization—a.k.a. commercialized, recreational pot use—but has claimed to back decriminalization, or removing at least most pot offenses from the criminal justice system.

But Biden is actually pushing a policy that could wreck the growing American weed industry and massively disrupt users' access to the drug, attorneys, consultants, academics, and entrepreneurs well-versed in US cannabis policy say.


The proposal would do for cannabis "the same thing it’s done for meth: Ensure reduced research initiatives, selective prosecution, and a thriving black market," said Michael Backes, a Southern California-based cannabis industry consultant and author of Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana.

Selling cannabis like other Schedule II drugs, in "a closed system, only by prescription, only sold by licensed pharmacies, would be massively disruptive," Herzberg concluded. "It would produce massive changes—and if it were actually enforced, there could be no recreational marijuana at all."


Sources confirm multiple women accuse Sanders



Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Party's most liked 2020 presidential candidate, according to a new Gallup survey released Friday.

Out of 10 candidates ranked in the poll, Gallup found that Democrats had the most favorable opinion of Sanders, with 72 percent of respondents indicating a favorable view of the senator. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been leading every national poll of the 2020 roster, earned the second-highest favorable rating from Democrats, at 69 percent.


Impeach the Nazi Now.

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