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Doc Sportello

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March 30, 2019

AOC: "I didn't expect them to make total fools of themselves."

On Chris Hayes discussing the Green New Deal, that was her reaction to the RW flipping out over her and the proposal.

She is terrific, just articulate, informed, authentic, compassionate. Can take them down with one sentence. I love her.

March 20, 2019

Ferlinghetti celebrated as 100th birthday nears

For many of us the Beats were the Source as one writer dubbed them. The last, as far as I know, to survive is the wonderful poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti who turns 100 on March 24th. San Francisco, where Ferlinghetti started the City Lights bookstore in 1957, has several celebrations planned. I have only been there a couple of times but to me it's a must for anyone who appreciates not only independent bookstores but also American poetry and the contributions of the Beats. A good article on him from the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/19/lawrence-ferlinghetti-turns-100-interview-city-lights

March 12, 2019

Turns out Utah fan in Westbrook incident is a racist MAGAt

An ugly scene happened in last night's Thunder-Jazz game when Thunder guard Russell Westbrook got into it with a Jazz fan, Shane Keisel and his wife. Keisel has deleted his social media posts - but not before he was exposed using the n word and telling Westbrook to go "back where he came from" among other ugly, racist posts and of course the MAGA hashtag.

https://www.theroot.com/well-what-do-you-know-turns-out-the-fan-involved-in-t-1833231970

A clip of the incident which doesn't include Keisel's earlier taunts:
https://twitter.com/E_Woodyard/status/1105297381384368128

March 11, 2019

"Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing Donald Trump?"

Mayor Pete on Pence: "How would he allow himself to become the cheerleader for the porn star presidency? Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing Donald Trump?"

I know that snips have been posted before of this but it is such a great takedown of Pence and his hypocrisy I thought it deserved it's own thread. This young man is so impressive. While I do think he may be too young and inexperienced to nominate, I have no doubt he would do a great job as President. His problem of course is that in Indiana he has little chance to win a higher office (and even his congressional district is very red). Like Beto I think it's unfair to expect him to win statewide office there; a Democrat coming close in Texas or Indiana is more impressive to me than winning in Massachusetts or California. Here's the CNN take on this;

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/11/politics/pete-buttigieg-star-turn-cnn-town-hall-2020-democratic-presidential-race/index.html

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