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Doc Sportello

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Neal Katayal: Senate should take over Jan 6 committee

Should Dems lose the House. Just now on Ari.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon Nov 14, 2022, 06:39 PM (14 replies)

Another try: S+C+A+R+R: Unusual and captivating music video

Posting here after screwing up the first posting in music appreciation. I couldn't find out much about this artist but I can't stop listening and watching this hypnotizing video that one reviewer called addictive, creepy and catchy.

Discovered it on the Coping episode of Off the Air:


Posted by Doc Sportello | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:37 PM (0 replies)

S+C+A+R+R: Unusual and captivating music video

I couldn't find out much about this artist but I can't stop listening and watching this hynotizing video.
EDIT: I posted the wrong video link. Correct one now.

Discovered it on the Coping episode of Off the Air:




Posted by Doc Sportello | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:22 PM (1 replies)

This may go down as an historic night for Democrats

The House is a tie and the Democrats have a 50-50 chance, according to MSNBC, to keep their majority. No, Dems didn't win senate races in OH, FL, NC where there were hopes but they still have a good shot at keeping the Senate. All of this in a year where Biden had low polling numbers and there is high inflation. Most pundits, even Dem ones, there were predictions of a 25 seat or more loss for Demcrats in the House.

And the old meme about parties with incumbents getting creamed in mid-terms has proven to be not only false here, but according to Kornacki only a couple of modern elections would have had this outcome. Lots of votes and outcomes to be determined, but like 2018 this may eventually turn out to be not a good night but a great one for Democrat.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 12:10 AM (9 replies)

Kornacki listing several possible Democratic pickups in the House

Can't name all of them but in Texas, PA, Mi, Ohio and several in California all have repub districts that Democrats are leading in. We may not lose the House if they pull out wins.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:19 PM (2 replies)

'The truth is they're vulnerable': inside America's mobile home crisis

New documentary "highlights a cross-section of mobile home-owners and the system that aims to ruin them".

snip

A Decent Home, Sara Terry’s unflinchingly intimate and troubling documentary about the crisis that is roiling the nation, tells this ever-pervasive story on a refreshingly human scale.
Terry spent six years working on her film, which follows bands of residents at a quartet of mobile home parks under threat by developers looking to jack up rents – sometimes by more than 50% – or repurpose the land for more lucrative use. Moving a mobile home can cost up to $20,000, which makes it easier for landlords to get away with inflicting steep rent hikes.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/oct/25/a-decent-home-sara-terry-documentary

Posted by Doc Sportello | Tue Oct 25, 2022, 09:37 AM (22 replies)

Perhaps Tribel isn't such a great alternative to Twitter

https://twitter.com/travisakers/status/1584359435765710849
Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:28 AM (13 replies)

Forbes: Beto closing gap against Abbott

FWIW, here's the take on the race:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2022/10/23/surprise-poll-orourke-closing-gap-with-texas-gov-abbott/?sh=30987ced2cd6
Posted by Doc Sportello | Sun Oct 23, 2022, 12:05 PM (6 replies)

A "hunter" with his "hunting cat" and "trophies"

https://twitter.com/notmiketee/status/1580552633797861376
Posted by Doc Sportello | Fri Oct 14, 2022, 12:35 PM (2 replies)

Charles gives unexpected address

Warning: language

https://twitter.com/dramadelinquent/status/1570119248978280451

Posted by Doc Sportello | Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:35 AM (3 replies)
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