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January 30, 2020

A Quick Quiz to Match You With a Democratic Candidate

A Quick Quiz to Match You
With a Democratic Candidate

By Sydney Ember and Lazaro GamioJan. 30, 2020
A Biden
B Sanders
C Warren
D Buttigieg
E Bloomberg
F Yang
G Klobuchar
H Steyer

Primary season is about to begin — and there are still so many Democratic candidates in the race. Unsure who matches with some of your views and priorities?

To make it a little easier, we stacked up the eight most viable contenders and tried to determine how they would respond to a mix of questions. Take our handy quiz and see which candidate could be your match.


I seem to match Bernie 6 out of 8. I'm leaning Biden, Warren, with Kamela Harris in the Administration in any capacity.

January 23, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton Over 'Russian Asset' Comments

Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton Over ‘Russian Asset’ Comments

The 2016 Democratic nominee is accused of spreading lies about Gabbard to harm her 2020 presidential campaign.

By Nina Golgowski


Gabbard’s defamation lawsuit, filed in a New York federal court on Wednesday, claims the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee lied about Gabbard “with obvious malicious intent” to harm the congresswoman’s 2020 presidential campaign.


Clinton didn’t specifically identify Gabbard by name in the October interview with David Plouffe when she said that “somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary” is “the favorite of the Russians” and is being groomed to become a “third-party candidate.”

A Clinton spokesperson, when later asked if it was Gabbard whom Clinton was referring to, appeared to confirm that was the case, telling a reporter: “If the nesting doll fits.”

Gabbard’s lawyers had demanded that Clinton publicly retract her comments, but to no avail. As a result, her lawsuit claims, she suffered more than $50 million in personal and professional damages.

“Scientifically conducted opinion surveys have shown that Clinton’s false, malicious statements about Tulsi were accepted as true by millions of Americans, including large numbers of voters in battleground Presidential primary states,” her lawsuit states. “In short, Clinton got exactly what she wanted by lying about Tulsi — she harmed her political and personal rival’s reputation and ongoing Presidential campaign, and started a damaging whisper campaign based on baseless, but vicious, untruths.”

HuffPost was unable to immediately reach Clinton’s team for comment.

Kind of pretzel logic on Gabbard's part - she clams damaged image and chances because Clinton's alleged comment had more effect on her chances than did her own total campaign.

This is a nuisance suit. She's a public figure fur Pete's sakes.
January 18, 2020

Not just a recipe: Shrimp Curry A La Zephyr Wright


Shrimp Curry A La Zephyr Wright

Zephyr Wright was both maid and cook for President Lyndon Johnson. Leonard H. Marks, director of the U.S. Information Agency during the Johnson administration, tells this story about how she may have influenced his work on civil rights reform.

"Many say that Lyndon, because he came from the South, didn't believe in civil rights. Lady Bird had two people as hired help, Zephyr and Sammy Wright. Zephyr was the maid and cook, and Sammy was the chauffeur. At one of the luncheons I attended before Johnson became president, Zephyr was serving when Lyndon told her that she and Sammy should get ready to drive to Austin. The family would join them later. She said, "Senator, I'm not going to do it." There was silence.

She said, "When Sammy and I drive to Texas and I have to go to the bathroom, like Lady Bird or the girls, I am not allowed to go to the bathroom. I have to find a bush and squat. When it comes time to eat, we can't go into restaurants. We have to eat out of a brown bag. And at night, Sammy sleeps in the front of the car with the steering wheel around his neck, while I sleep in the back. We are not going to do it again."

LBJ put down his napkin and walked out of the room. Later, when Johnson became president and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law Zephyr was there. Johnson motioned to her, gave her the pen that he used to sign the bill. He said, "You deserve this more than anybody else."

Recipe: Shrimp Curry a la Zephyr Wright


2 pounds raw shrimp, shelled and deveined

5 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup minced onions

6 tablespoons flour

2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

1 chicken bouillon cube, dissolved in 1 cup boiling water

2 cups milk

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Steam shrimp until done — approximately 5 minutes or until pink.

Saute onions in melted butter until tender.

Stir in flour, curry powder, salt, sugar and ginger.

Dissolve bouillon cube in water.

Gradually combine bouillon and milk with onion and spice mixture, stirring until thickened.

Add cooked shrimp and lemon juice, cooking only enough to heat through.

Serve over rice.

(Makes 8 servings.)

Source: LBJ Library
January 16, 2020

Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen's show 1959

Cut from the album they did together ...

Kerouac sounds a lot like Mitch Hedberg to my ear.
January 11, 2020


Somewhere in Bali, details to ....... <snip>

Now if I could only figure out the rest of the movie.

January 11, 2020

Well, we allowed outselves to fall into a "they're so stupid, how much damage ...

could they do ...." and they allowed and encouraged a lot of us to not vote because "one vote doesn't mean anything" which might be true until millions believe it, and they ran for every state legislature seat because too many of us thought as Democrats that the power is all in Washington and they reapportioned the states they took over to gerrymander themselves into the national government. Then they became stupid, venial AND powerful so that they ran states and DC.

Its not too late, just late for us to regain the reins. All we have to do is turn out the vote, we do outnumber them and always have and all we need to remember is every vote and every state legislature seat is important.

January 7, 2020

2 Children Shot By Driver After Throwing Snowballs At Passing Cars

2 Children Shot By Driver After Throwing Snowballs At Passing Cars

The boy and girl, ages 12 and 13, were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries, Milwaukee police said.


By Nina Golgowski


The kids were part of a group tossing snowballs at cars in Milwaukee on Saturday night when they became the targets of the violent road rage attack, police said in a series of tweets.

“It was like ‘boom, boom, boom, boom’ all in succession,” Pearlee Piggue, who heard the shooting just before 8 p.m., told local station WITI.

Milwaukee police described the shooter as driving a white Toyota. Both of the victims suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said.

After firing into the group of children, the shooter fled the Silver Spring neighborhood in a white Toyota, police said.

A 12-year-old female and a 13-year-old male were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said.


Just the way Trump would have done it, disproportionately. Only with Butthead Jr's AR-15.

January 6, 2020

Nancy Pelosi: House Will Vote On Resolution To Curb Trump's War Powers This Week

Source: huffpost


Pelosi said the resolution mirrored a similar effort in the Senate introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

“It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days,” Pelosi wrote.

Senate Democrats also are demanding justification and transparency on Trump’s actions. In a letter late Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called on the president to declassify the notification Congress received about last week’s airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“It is critical that national security matters of such import be shared with the American people in a timely manner,” the senators wrote. “An entirely classified notification is simply not appropriate in a democratic society, and there appears to be no legitimate justification for classifying this notification.”


On Saturday, Trump informed Congress of the drone strike, as was required by the War Powers Act. However, Pelosi railed against the administration’s claims for ordering the strike, saying it raised “more questions than it answers.” Pelosi noted she had “serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran.”


Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nancy-pelosi-trump-

January 6, 2020

Ricky Gervais blasts Apple's Tim Cook at the Golden Globes:

Ricky Gervais blasts Apple’s Tim Cook at the Golden Globes: ‘You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything’

Published Mon, Jan 6 20208:44 AM EST
Lauren Feiner


Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. The series, which premiered last year on the new streaming service Apple TV+ and follows a morning news show that becomes embroiled in workplace scandal, was nominated for best television series drama and received two nominations for best performance by an actress in a television drama series.

“Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said as the camera panned to Apple CEO Tim Cook in the audience. “So, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”


“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech,” Gervais said. “You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real-world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f--- off.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ‘You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything’

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