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KATIE PORTER SETS UP WELLS FARGO CEO CHARLES SCHARF

To show him and America what a cheap skimming racketeer operation he runs.

She wants every man in front of her to COMMIT to acting to solve their professional dereliction and criminal theft problems.




KATIE PORTER GOES AFTER DR. REDFIELD'S WEAK CDC LEADERSHIP

He shows himself to be "our intent" and "everything we can do" "review it in detail" WEAK.

And THEN Redfield has the nerve to patronize her!



Jay Inslee's Update for Mar 12 2020.

Because he's not a sunsine leader, he's a Be-man leader every damn day.

https://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov/videos/147037589871753/

Grasping for a Deal With Trump, House Will Vote on Coronavirus Relief Bill

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House prepared on Thursday to vote on a sweeping coronavirus relief package, pushing ahead with a measure to provide food security assistance, a substantial national paid sick leave program, free coronavirus testing and strengthened unemployment benefits for people affected by the spread of the pandemic and the resulting economic disruption...

But Ms. Pelosi dismissed concerns raised by Republicans who said they were not included in the drafting, referring directly to the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a Republican. “Mitch McConnell called me and said, ‘You work with the secretary.’ That’s it,” she said, adding that she believed a bill could be moved quickly and that lawmakers, who are expected to leave Washington on Thursday for a schedule weeklong recess, would not need to extend their time in the Capitol...

The Democratic bill includes $500 million to provide assistance to low-income pregnant women and some mothers who are laid off because of the outbreak; $400 million to assist food banks; food assistance flexibility for low-income workers and children who rely on free and reduced school lunch programs and $250 million to deliver packaged meals to low-income seniors. It also establishes up to three months of emergency paid leave benefits to all workers affected by the coronavirus, as well as an extension of eligibility for unemployment insurance.

“More support is needed to address the impacts on American families,” said Representative Nita M. Lowey, Democrat of New York and chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, one of the architects of the package. “This bill will help ensure the physical safety and financial security of our nation’s working families during this time of crisis.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/us/politics/trump-house-coronavirus-relief-bill.html



Not happy with the NYT's headline spin since the House are the only leaders providing the MEANS to implement plans, whatever ones our fellow Americans in government use -- no thanks to this do-nothing president.

Republican resistance and arguments are predictably weak, and included in the article.

There is no other clear leadership today but that of the Democrats.



Pelosi Says to Trump's Boys: Knock Off The Excuses -- Do The Right Thing

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Ms. Pelosi dismissed concerns raised by Republicans who said they were not included in the drafting, referring directly to the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a Republican. “Mitch McConnell called me and said, ‘You work with the secretary.’ That’s it,” she said, adding that she believed a bill could be moved quickly and that lawmakers, who are expected to leave Washington on Thursday for a schedule weeklong recess, would not need to extend their time in the Capitol.

“I’m not sticking around because they don’t want to agree to language,” she said, adding, “we don’t need 48 hours — we need to just make a decision.”

“Everybody could have a complaint about this or that,” she said. “I say, save it for another day.”

The fast-moving developments left the fate of the aid package up in the air as the virus continued to rip through the United States, sickening more Americans and wreaking havoc on the financial markets. Should the White House and House Democrats come to terms, Mr. McConnell has indicated privately that he would quickly bring up the measure and pass it to allow Mr. Trump to sign it into law...

The Democratic bill includes $500 million to provide assistance to low-income pregnant women and some mothers who are laid off because of the outbreak; $400 million to assist food banks; food assistance flexibility for low-income workers and children who rely on free and reduced school lunch programs and $250 million to deliver packaged meals to low-income seniors.

It also establishes up to three months of emergency paid leave benefits to all workers affected by the coronavirus, as well as an extension of eligibility for unemployment insurance...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/us/politics/trump-house-coronavirus-relief-bill.html



Midday Music for Millennials -- Music feels history

In 1936, Spain’s Popular Front coup failed (and General Francisco Franco with it), which precipitated the Spanish Civil War.

Franco took control of the Army of Africa, which he had air-lifted to Spain. With the death of the other leading generals, Franco became his faction's only leader and was appointed Generalissimo and Head of State in the autumn of 1936. By a Unification Decree in 1937 Franco merged all Nationalist parties into a single party, the FET y de las JONS. In 1939 the Nationalists had won the war, at a cost of half a million lives. The victory extended Franco's dictatorship over all of Spain. It was followed by a period of repression of political opponents and dissenters. Between 30,000 and 50,000 people died by this repression,[13] which employed forced labor, concentration camps, and executions.[14][15] Combined with the Nationalist executions during the war, the death toll of the White Terror was between 100,000 and 200,000.[16]

Franco continued to rule Spain alone with more power than any Spanish leader before or since, ruling almost exclusively by decree. He nurtured a cult of personality and the Movimiento Nacional became the only channel of participation in Spanish public life. During World War II he espoused neutrality as Spain's official wartime policy, but supported the Axis — whose members Italy and Germany had significantly supported him .... After the civil war, Spain was shunned and isolated by many other countries for nearly a decade.

During the Cold War Franco became one of the world's foremost anti-Communist figures. His regime was assisted by the West, particularly the United States. Spain had suffered chronic economic depression in the late 1940’s, early 1950's, but by abandoning autarky and pursuing economic liberalization, Franco presided over the "Spanish miracle". Economic authority was delegated to the technocrats of the Opus Dei, (hello, Wm. Barr) leading to tremendous economic growth.


Al Stewart. "On The Border” remix


(lyrics)
The fishing boats go out across the evening water
Smuggling guns and arms across the Spanish border
The wind whips up the waves so loud
The ghost moon sails among the clouds
Turns the rifles into silver
On the border

On my wall the colours of the maps are running
From Africa the winds they talk of changes coming
The torches flare up in the night
The hand that sets the farms alight
Has spread the word to those awaiting
On the border

In the village where I grew up
Nothing seems the same
Still you never see the change from day to day
No-one notices the customs slip away

Late last night the rain was knocking on my window
I moved across the darkened room and in the lamp glow
I thought I saw down in the street
The spirit of the century
Telling us that we're all standing
On the border

In the islands where I grew up
Nothing seems the same
It's just the patterns that remain
An empty shell
There's a strangeness in the air you feel too well

The fishing boats go out across the evening water
Smuggling guns and arms across the Spanish border
The wind whips up the waves so loud
The ghost moon sails among the clouds
Turns the rifles into silver on the border
On the border

Bruce Hornsby and 2 Pac. “The Way It Is" “Changes” remix

Again. What IS the Democratic Plan For Republican Irrationality?

In a pandemic? Who will REALLY run this government while Republican jackals lie and hide?

We know that Ideology in the face of COVID-19 is banal evil.

We -- Americans -- DO need a Plan B, Plan C all the way to Plan Z.

Decisionmaking scenarios through data.

Science will get us out of this.

But we have to PLAN to LET science run this government.

Jay Inslee was on to something, after all.

Calendar of Remaining Democratic Primaries

We need to think ahead. Worst case scenarios and all.

Coolest. President. Evah.




Governor Jay Inslee Addresses Washington On Everyone Taking Action By Looking Forward

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