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Joe Biden On Immigration As America's Secret Ingredient

Biden Calls Climate Change Deniers Mindless -- Four Years Ago

Joe Biden On Climate Change -- It's a National Security Issue, Economic Issue, Moral Issue

At the :22 mark

Chill out! Here's what Joe WON'T do:

Joe won't hire Big Corp CEO's to head his cabinet.

He won't do one damn thing in Trump's budget.

Joe WON'T...

Cut funds to EPA programs to clean up water sources.
-- cut LIHEAP, that will cause 5.7 million low-income residents to lose assistance with their heating bills and about 673,000 to lose cooling assistance
-- defund Medicaid by sending letters to your governor
-- slash federal funding for farm subsidies and other safety net programs for agricultural producers
-- decrease in funding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by 15 percent
-- break up and break down the USDA

-- cut to crop insurance $26 billion in a program used by growers of more than 100 crops
-- raise housing payments for new homebuyers by about $500 in 2017.
-- cut taxes on the wealthy that help fund the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.
-- cut his own taxes by millions of dollars while taking health insurance from tens of millions of Americans.
-- make it harder for veterans to find jobs with a federal hiring freeze.


-- Cut to devastate rural America;
-- eliminate community service jobs for 18,000 senior citizens living in rural areas;
-- eliminate critical support for airline connections serving 175 small and rural communities.
-- Slash job training programs and worker wage and safety enforcement. President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget could result in 2.7 million adults and youths losing access to job training and employment services in 2018.
-- Cut transportation spending to reduce roadway congestion that reduces economic productivity;

-- eliminate the New Starts program within the Federal Transit Administration, which funds Rail and bus rapid transit projects that help reduce roadway congestion and air pollution
-- cut housing and community support programs by $6.7 billion
-- Cut investor protection by making it harder for the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, to hold Wall Street accountable.
-- cut programs that help support and encourage small business development.
-- leaving 23,000 calls for help unanswered from disaster-struck Americans by eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service,

-- eliminate AmeriCorps, a vital service program that mobilizes volunteers to aid with disaster
-- slash the WIC program
-- Eliminate HOME Investment Partnerships Program that has helped more that 1.2 million families gain access to safe and affordable housing.

Don't get me started... !

Biden, The Contender, Punches With the Greatest Ideas To Topple The Silly TV Gamester

Ideas drive the greatness of a nation of laws.

Not zero sum contentions and lawlessness of a nation of men.

The Biden Abides

I don't have to worry about Joe Biden. He's The Dude.

Biden could turn into a progressive through the pick of his running mate. He listens. He evolves. He don't take no shit from Trump.

The Big Thing: Biden will pull out Pennsylvania, which is the state Repubs have depended on to win for Trump. Now they're worried. Good.

I'm a progressive who wants a candidate who wants humans to run this government, not corporations.

But Biden's taking corporate money does not equal corruption, we don't have to tolerate that argument from the doubters.

I'll still vote for Biden if he gets the nomination. Believe that.

Joe ain't no "crazy uncle." He's the dude that abides.

No one has to like Biden to know that he'll be -- on his worst day, week, or month -- a million times better than Trump, the lawless lover of lawless, weapons-toting mobs.

The campaign theme "America Is an Idea" reflects Joe's life.

"America is an idea" that smashes all the politics of personal destruction, false equivalency, spite, "great again" divisiveness -- and above all -- shit hole country lawlessness.










LIVE Coverage Of UN Debate On Sexual Violence in Conflicts

This is today's coverage of this issue in General Discussion.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212040102

""The US is threatening to veto a United Nations resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because" of this clause:

"...United Nations entities and donors to provide non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health, psychosocial, legal and livelihood support and other multi-sectoral services for survivors of sexual violence, taking into account the specific needs of persons with disabilities.”


To SCOTUS And The ACLU, Regarding The 2020 Census Citizenship Question

The first Census began in 1790.

Immigration "law" began in 1882.

That means that for almost 100 years, people who were just HERE were counted, whether they were made citizens in 1790 or not.

The first Census and every Census after that counted everyone.
Everybody in. Nobody out.

One more thing about "citizens vs. everybody else," or the "legal" vs. "illegal" immigrants conversation:

1. The U.S. Constitution was written and ratified by undocumented aliens. Founders. Undocumented. Alien.

Long before the Founders got here, from 1507 to 1790, immigrants came as part of *corporate* projects by Europe to rid itself of "waste" people. Jamestown. Plymouth.

Waste people. Understand? As in "Not sending their best."

2. For 283 years, America was literally a sanctuary for debtors, criminals, poor people and theocratic groups. Early Americans "excepted" themselves as "illegals" and made themselves "American."

America, for those 283 years, promoted itself, built its culture, told and wrote some "founding stories" about itself around this exceptionalism.

Yes, for 283 years, undocumented immigrants excepted themselves as a founding people.

3. America's first EXCEPTIONALISM was that AMERICA ACCEPTED EVERYBODY. Unlike most other countries.

The world knew it.
That's why France gave us the Statue of Liberty.

That's why we always recognized that we can't and don't expect other, older countries to run themselves the way we do. They just didn't found themselves and their country that way.

President Reagan knew it, too. Know why Saint Ronnie gave total amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants in 1986?

Because Reagan knew -- unlike many non-readers, Twitter of Facebook ranters -- that "Legal" is a construct.

Our "Legal" immigration system is a cockblock setup by illegal immigrants who got here first. That cockblock CONSTRUCT is based on money, racism, xenophobia and fear.

We absolutely do not have to give up on being that country with that First Exceptionalism.
It's what makes our America America.


And "great again," if it ever was.

4. By our "Exceptionalism," this country got built and grew.

During all arguments for the pro-citizenship census question, SCOTUS, remember this:

Unless your ancestors were here before 1492, your ancestors were immigrants, documented or not, immigration laws or not...

It may be your "legal" business to have the Census distinguish citizens. But you would be wrong.

Why? Because American law was FOUNDED by undocumented Founders on that second American Exceptionalism -- the freedom to BE HERE.


So the Census counts whoever is HERE.

Period.

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Jay Inslee's Washington Passes A Groundbreaking 100% Clean Electricity Bill

Washington's SB 5116 aligns the interests of utilities, energy developers, and unions behind the project of equitable decarbonization. They all benefit from it. That makes them allies in the fight, rather than at loggerheads, as they have so often been in the past.

This reform ought to be a key piece of climate progress in every state.

First, it eliminates the old school fossil energy lobbyists; second it makes clean energy the space for preventing cascading climate change disasters, which are more costly for our taxpayers than any upfront reform to prevent climate change in the first place.

Inslee can now truthfully say that his state is a model of cutting-edge climate policy.

Americans should know the work of a candidate who's already implemented on his #1 presidential campaign issue.

Our grandchildren will thank him and the rest of us for voting for him.




https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/4/18/18363292/washington-clean-energy-bill

Washington's law has gone viral.

https://mountainwestnews.org/washington-states-decarbonization-reverberates-c5dee424e1b9

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Ari Melber's Special Report On the Mueller Report, Sunday, 9 PM -- Same Time as GOT!

I'll watch both TV's for the whole hour.

That is all.

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