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  • Der Drumpf looked like a store mannequin, trying to read the script. It may have also been his Mannequin wife.

    Hillary's speech was her best. And she CRUSHED Trump.

    A spectacular evening!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • As Bernie endorses Hillary, she will go to 51% approval immediately. Trump is not making any in-roads in the highly educated white people. These are the essential people that may give The Donald a chance.

    His racism has tarred him forever. With stagnating approval, he quits before the convention.

    GUARANTEED!!!!!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Donald Trump is a candidate without a campaign – and it’s becoming a serious problem.

    Republicans working to elect Trump describe a bare-bones effort debilitated by infighting, a lack of staff to carry out basic functions, minimal coordination with allies and a message that’s prisoner to Trump’s momentary whims.

    “Bottom line, you can hire all the top people in the world, but to what end? Trump does what he wants,” a source close to the campaign said.

    In reporting on Trump’s operation, NBC News talked to three Trump aides and two sources working closely alongside the campaign, all of whom requested anonymity in order speak freely.

    Veteran operatives are shocked by the campaign’s failure to fill key roles. There is no communications team to deal with the hundreds of media outlets covering the race, no rapid response director to quickly rebut attacks and launch new ones, and a limited cast of surrogates who lack a cohesive message.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    "Patriots" and their guns. A routine week

    by pilodialcyst Jun 5, 2016 6:45 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 5, 2016 11:15 AM Flag

    No source. All made up.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • He won't battle with Congress. No, Trump is more likely to save his political capital to achieve his authoritarian goals, whether it’s stocking the federal government with cronies or cracking down on the meddlesome media. And this is where Republican politicians and their craven appeasement of Trump come in. As they have proven over this last, depressing month, they are not concerned by Trump’s authoritarian style. They are not going to challenge him for attacking the media or abusing executive power. If there is one thing the last 16 years have shown, it’s that Congress doesn’t mind having its power usurped, so long as the president is a member of the majority’s party.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is an incredible contract. The workers win nearly twice as much money as they originally asked for. They force Verizon to cave on all the benefits and the relocation drive that infuriated workers. They make Verizon back down on outsourcing jobs overseas. They force the company to create 1000 new union jobs and allow Verizon stores to become part of the bargaining unit. In return, the workers give up basically nothing. They allow individual workers to take a buy out if they want it. OK. And they open up slightly on who precisely takes a given call, but maintaining that the worker taking it is a union worker. Who cares. They also had to do some givebacks on health care, but these are the compromises that must be made sometimes. Overall, this is an outstanding contract and a gigantic win for workers.

    Importantly, the settlement was mediated by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, who, once again, has been absolutely fantastic and is my top choice to be Clinton’s Vice-President, far more than Elizabeth Warren, who is perfectly effective in her current job. It’s also important to step back here and remember what would have happened if Verizon workers hadn’t won unions in the past. If that doesn’t happen, their healthcare is far worse, most of those jobs Verizon wants to outsource are already overseas, workers are sure not getting 11 percent raises, the pension is already gone, workers are being forced to relocate if they want a job, etc. This all happened because workers joined a union and went on strike to demand dignity on the job. Clearly, the next step for CWA and IBEW is to start organizing the Verizon stores. Allowing those workers into the bargaining unit is an enormous concession by Verizon. Moreover, employees in the service industry are almost totally unrepresented by unions and breaking into that sector could have transformational effects. Organize!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    "Patriots" and their guns. A routine week

    by pilodialcyst Jun 5, 2016 6:45 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 5, 2016 7:30 AM Flag

    It was made up. No source.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Strictly by the numbers, though, it was a fairly routine week. Twenty-one people accidentally shot themselves, sixteen minors were accidentally shot, and seven people were accidentally shot to death. Four people accidentally fired weapons into neighboring homes, four people accidentally fired guns they were cleaning, four people had accidents while target shooting, and three police officers accidentally discharged their weapons.

    There were, of course, other remarkable GunFAIL events from the week. Someone in Champion, OH—for the second time in three years—accidentally hit a gas well pumping station while out target shooting. Local authorities would like to remind you that, yes, you can blow up the gas line if you hit it, so maybe don’t shoot towards it. Thanks. Downstate, in perhaps aptly-named Darwin, OH, a man practicing his “speed drawing” accidentally shot himself in the leg. No matter how fast you get, you still have to wait until your pistol is facing the target to fire.

    Finally, in Ocala, FL, someone out at the gun range to fire an antique shotgun managed to accidentally shoot an entire family of five (plus another, non-related teenager). I think that may be a GunFAIL series record in terms of the number of related individuals accidentally shot in a single discharge, though I believe the record for the total number of people injured in a single discharge belongs to another shotgun accident at a gun club we listed in GunFAIL XXI, which injured 10 people.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • On Thursday, Donald Trump escalated his racist attacks on Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge hearing one of the fraud cases against Trump University.

    The presumptive Republican nominee had already called the judge a “Mexican” — the Latino jurist was born in Indiana — and floated the allegation that Curiel’s ethnicity biases him against Trump because of the candidate’s immigration stance. Trump had threatened to use the power of the presidency against the judge, saying “we will come back in November” and people “ought to look into” the judge. Then, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Trump said Curiel’s “Mexican heritage” presented “an absolute conflict” in hearing a case against him.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Jun 4, 2016 12:42 PM Flag

    Automatic voter registration could soon become the law in Illinois if Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the bill both houses of the state legislature passed by overwhelming majorities this week. If he does, nearly 20 percent of Americans will live in states that have enacted the process. The other four are Oregon, which was first to pass its law 15 months ago, California, West Virginia, and Vermont.

    Since its law went into effect, Oregon has quadrupled its normal rate of new registrations.

    The laws are straightforward. Citizens who interact with government agencies—such as motor vehicle departments—are automatically registered to vote unless they opt out. The agencies then pass the voter-registration information electronically to election officials. It’s a reform that the New York University School of Law-based Brennan Center for Justice says “has the potential to boost registration rates, clean up the rolls, save money, make voting more convenient, and reduce the potential for voter fraud.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 4, 2016 12:14 PM Flag

    In Syria, the ratio of Muslim to christian is upheld in the ratio admitted to the US.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Now we're getting somewhere

    by pilodialcyst Jun 3, 2016 7:32 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 4, 2016 12:13 PM Flag

    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

    Membership is pretty substantial, but no publications debunking global warming.

    Why is that? Were you lying? Or are you pretty stupid? You have only two answers.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Now we're getting somewhere

    by pilodialcyst Jun 3, 2016 7:32 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 4, 2016 12:02 PM Flag

    UCAR

    I will be the arbiter of scientific validity of your site.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Now we're getting somewhere

    by pilodialcyst Jun 3, 2016 7:32 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 4, 2016 11:52 AM Flag

    It is where the depositions are going to lead. The CIA has already said that Gowdy altered documents in order to try to incriminate Clinton. The depositions will bring that out. He ought to be impeached, and maybe even the DC prosecutor will press charges against Gowdy.

    BTW,.... doesn't Gowdy look like the adult version of the #$%$ that played the banjo in Deliverance?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Jun 3, 2016 7:32 AM Flag

    The deposition should be exciting. The House Select Committee on Benghazi, led by Republican Trey Gowdy, has all but exploded in the wake of recent revelations. The CIA revealed in October that Trey Gowdy altered documents in an attempt to frame Hillary, and in November Maj. Bradley Podliska, a former investigator on the Benghazi committee staff, has filed a lawsuit against Gowdy seeking damages for defamation.

    Salon elaborated on the lawsuit, reporting that, “Last month, Maj. Bradley Podliska, a former investigator on the Benghazi committee staff, claimed that he’d been improperly and illegally fired from the committee. He also revealed some damning details about the committee’s work, claiming that it had become singularly focused on Hillary Clinton and the State Department, to the exclusion of other agencies involved in the Benghazi response. According to Podliska, he’d been discriminated against for taking leave to fulfill his duties as an Air Force reservist and for resisting the committee’s intense focus on the State Department.”

    Although it seems unlikely given the current climate in Washington D.C., Gowdy has committed crimes and misdemeanors worthy of prison – or impeachment – and should be held accountable.

    As Salon concludes: “This all represents another headache for Gowdy, who has spent the better part of the last two months trying to maintain what credibility his committee still has. The real danger posed by the Podliska lawsuit isn’t the allegation that Gowdy’s committee has become an exercise in partisan sniping against Hillary Clinton – there’s evidence enough of that already. What Podliska’s complaint conveys is the image of a slipshod and unprofessional operation that is presided over by petty and incompetent managers.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    How will history judge the GOP leadership?

    by pilodialcyst Jun 2, 2016 8:17 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 2, 2016 1:10 PM Flag

    There is no comparison between a draft-dodging, con artist and the president. You may or may disagree with Obama's policies and vision, but there is no comparison. Obama will be judged one of the most progressive and respected presidents. Even in the face of Republican racism and obstructionism.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Obama in Elkhart, IN yesterday CRUSHED Trump without uttering his name.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is good news, particularly since the beginning of the end of big oil is well underway. The world added more renewable energy capacity than ever before last year, despite tumbling prices for fossil fuels, a new report has found.
    An estimated 147 gigawatts of renewable capacity was added in 2015, the largest annual increase ever, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) said in its most recent report, unveiled Tuesday. For perspective, one gigawatt is enough energy to power Walt Disney World for nearly 17 days.
    Solar and wind energy saw record additions for the second consecutive year, accounting for about 77 percent of new installations, according to the report. Hydropower represented most of the rest. By the end of 2015, the world had enough renewable energy to supply nearly 24 percent of global electricity, though hydropower provided about 17 percent of that capacity. Not including hydropower, China tops the list for renewable energy capacity, followed by the United States, Germany, Japan, and India.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • I hope the GOP leadership are thinking about how they’ll look in history’s eyes. The leaders of a major political party now lining up to declare Trump acceptable, and not one of them can pretend later on that they didn’t know what they were signing on for.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 2, 2016 6:16 AM Flag

    How did you calculate that I am on here "hour upon hour"?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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