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This is a story about the soldier who decoded the surrender announcement from Germany. However, a few paragraphs in it reports that he was to be flown from Phoenix to Washington today in order to meet drumpf at the White House tomorrow. Wonder if the news about Drumpf's aide testing positive will change those plans, since the shithead is meeting with someone who has to be considered high risk for a lethal outcome should the vet contract COVID-19. My guess is the asshole won't give a thought to that possibility.
Her name is Lauren Leander and she is a 27-year-old nurse in Phoenix. She volunteered to work extra shifts during this crisis, and got a couple of other nurses to stand with her as thug protesters cursed, insulted and brushed closely by her during their astroturfed "protests". BTW, he father is a broadcaster for the Phoenix Suns.
Lauren Leander is AWESOME.
Don't leave it to others to show the efficacy of a cure that you yourself suggested could work. Be a real leader at a time of crisis and do the right thing by being the first to try this potential solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your base would love you even more (if that's possible) and Democrats like me would be impressed (for the first time ever) by the courage you would show by this selfless act.
San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore is on the brink of collapse as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the business to keep its doors shut.
Elaine Katzenberger, who is the Publisher and CEO of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers -- both the store and its publishing arm -- has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $300,000 that is needed to keep the business afloat.
"City Lights is faced with formidable challenges at present: Our bookstore has been closed to the public since March 16, and must remain closed for an indefinite period of time," Katzenberger wrote on April 9.
Ferlinghetti - one of the founders of the Beat Movement is still going at 101 - but the iconic bookstore he founded is in trouble. A GoFundme page has been set up:
This bookstore is a living monument to an important part of American literary and cultural history. Hope people can help.
For using vegetables that were linked to E. Coli and salmonella outbreaks - a practice that went on for seven years and sickened people in mutiple states. Anyone who is familair with the RW, big game "hunter" owner would not be surprised by this. He is a total tool.
EDIT: Found out the a-hole sold it to Inspire Brands. Still won't eat there.
How often does Sanders vote in line with other top Democrats?
Sherrod Brown: 84 percent
Amy Klobuchar: 77 percent
Elizabeth Warren: 93 percent
Chuck Schumer: 84 percent
So, 84 percent with the leader of the Senate Democrats. Obviously some differences on a very few big issues but not that much overall. Not as much as those freaking out might think.
But no candidate has reversed themselves as suddenly and jarringly as Bloomberg. He has flip-flopped on the stop and frisk law enforcement practice, raising the minimum wage, and financial sector regulation. He has also issued policies that contradict or obscure his past positions on Social Security and marijuana legalization. The result ― it is increasingly unclear what Bloomberg actually believes and what he will do if he wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination and then the White House.
In other words all those who think this guy is the answer, the truth is we don't know what he will do. His answers at the debate show he hasn't really changed on his past sexist comments or racist policies. He may continue to fund republicans against Democrats. We do know that every step he has taken has been to ensure greater power and wealth for himself - yes even his charitable contributions have laid the groundwork for his rise to power.
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg lied on Wednesday night when he said during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas that he had "put out" his "tax return every year for 12 years in City Hall."
I have the proverbial receipts for this assertion, in the form of audio files and extensive reporting from my years covering him as a reporter at WNYC, New York's largest public radio station.
The awful Brian Williams began with the theme of "they didn't spend the debate attacking drumpf" and one on CNN continued that. Some on here seem to want the same thing: let's just talk about drumpf, not fight against one another.
So what would that tell us. We ALL hate drumpf and know how bad he is. In polls, drumpf is below 5 percent with Democratic voters. Maybe they could spend some more time talking about the POS to reach the few undecideds watching but how much will that gain us in the GE.
I think the candidates need to differentiate themsleves from one another, and they needed tonight to respond to Bloomberg's $400M ad blitz. They did that.
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