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LeftInTX

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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
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About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Sledding near Boulder

Going to be traveling to Boulder with family and my little grandson. (1.5 years old and never seen snow)
Looks like Boulder probably won't have snow. Is there sledding near Boulder?

Son and DIL will be taking the shuttle to Eldora to ski. But it seems like Eldora is a bit too much just to take my grandson sledding. He will probably enjoy sledding for a half hour or so.

Thanks in advance!

Stop calling me orange!!

https://twitter.com/iamdanlevey/status/834153454910201857

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McConnell: I'm under attack

I get this email from Mitch McConnell.




I don't know why I'm on their lists...I think it was when a bunch of us got together and spammed their online surveys..

Someone made a classical version of 'Barbie Girl' because the world is ending



https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/videos/barbie-girl-classical-version/

We’re not sure what we did to deserve this video, but here we are. This is ‘I’m a Barbie Girl’, if it had been written in 1835.

Somebody has made a… ‘classical’ version of Aqua’s 1997 pop hit ‘Barbie Girl’.

The arrangement sees the iconic 90s song performed in a new-age operatic style, accompanied by a Chopin nocturne on the piano and some slightly sinister narrative passages.

It’s conceptual and whacky (just why is Barbie played by a pink ‘Ken’, when there’s an actual female Barbie in the video they could’ve used?) and a little dark in places – but also an undeniable must-see.

I saw Joe Biden today!!!

He had a rally in San Antonio. About 600 people were there.

Afterward, he took as many selfies as possible, but he finally had to give up before he could get to us. I was only about 20 feet away from him when he spoke.

Other than a few Trumpers invading the rally, it was a great event!

Puzzle

Ad 5 lines to these three to make a bald golfer

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Cornyn and Blumenthal introduced Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2019

On Twitter Cornyn blamed Chuck Schumer for lack of movement in this bill.

I tried reading the bill and it seems a bit lackluster...do we have any lawyers who want to go over it? Sometimes we can get bipartisan bills with good sounding names, but the bills often benefit drug companies and Blumenthal is from an area with pharma companies. I can't make heads or tails out of this bill. It seems like mumbo-jumbo.

The bill is relatively bipartisan with 5 Dems, plus Angus King (6) and 7 GOP Cosponsors.

Thanks to anyone who can interpret this!

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1416/cosponsors

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1416/text

Here's part of the bill. Kept it short to avoid copyright.....

(b) Prohibition on product hopping.—

“(1) PRIMA FACIE.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), a manufacturer of a reference product or listed drug shall be considered to have engaged in an unfair method of competition in or affecting commerce in violation of section 5(a) if the Commission demonstrates by a preponderance of the evidence in a proceeding initiated by the Commission under subsection (c)(1)(A), or in a suit brought under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subsection (c)(1), that, during the period beginning on the date on which the manufacturer of the reference product or listed drug first receives notice that an applicant has submitted to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs an abbreviated new drug application or biosimilar biological product license application and ending on the date that is 180 days after the date on which that generic drug or biosimilar biological product is first marketed, the manufacturer engaged in either of the following actions:

“(A) The manufacturer engaged in a hard switch, which shall be established by demonstrating that the manufacturer engaged in either of the following actions:

“(i) Upon the request of the manufacturer of the listed drug or reference product, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs withdrew the approval of the application for the listed drug or reference product or placed the listed drug or reference product on the discontinued products list and the manufacturer marketed or sold a follow-on product.

“(ii) The manufacturer of the listed drug or reference product—

“(I) (aa)announced withdrawal of, discontinuance of the manufacture of, or intent to withdraw the application with respect to the drug or reference product in a manner that impedes competition from a generic drug or a biosimilar biological product, as established by objective circumstances; or

“(bb) destroyed the inventory of the listed drug or reference product in a manner that impedes competition from a generic drug or a biosimilar biological product, which may be established by objective circumstances; and

“(II) marketed or sold a follow-on product.

“(B) The manufacturer engaged in a soft switch, which shall be established by demonstrating that the manufacturer engaged in both of the following actions:

“(i) The manufacturer took actions with respect to the listed drug or reference product other than those described in subparagraph (A) that unfairly disadvantage the listed drug or reference product relative to the follow-on product described in clause (ii) in a manner that impedes competition from a generic drug or a biosimilar biological product that is highly similar to, and has no clinically meaningful difference with respect to safety, purity, and potency from, the reference product, which may be established by objective circumstances.

“(ii) The manufacturer marketed or sold a follow-on product.

Yikes! Kamala Harris Aide Resigns With Scathing Letter: Staff Treated "Poorly," No "Real Plan to Win

This is being reported by numerous outlets. I really was excited about Kamala. However, in her first debate her delivery was not the best. I also noticed this in other debates. I believe she performed her best in the November debate. I really wanted her to succeed. They are also pointing to the fact that her sister is her campaign chairwoman (makes me cringe)

Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign is in deep trouble. The senator was once seen as one of the most promising contenders for the Democratic nomination. Now she seems stuck in the low single digits. And those who know how her campaign has been run don’t seem exactly surprised. The New York Times talked to “more than 50 current and former campaign staff members and allies” who described in detail how the campaign seems to have made one bad decision after another while failing to manage personnel very effectively.

The unhappiness within Harris’ team was evident in the resignation letter of Kelly Mehlenbacher, the campaign’s state operations director, in November. “This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Mehlenbacher wrote, criticizing the leaders of the campaign for laying off staffers without notice. She went on to say that “with less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win.” Even though Mehlenbacher emphasized that she still thinks “Harris is the strongest candidate” for the general election, “I no longer have confidence in our campaign or its leadership.”

Many of those the Times spoke to seem to lay much of the blame for the current situation on two people: Maya Harris, the campaign chairwoman, and Juan Rodriguez, the campaign manager. Maya Harris is the senator’s sister so she often goes unchallenged and campaign adies say that it isn’t clear who is actually in charge. They also point the finger at Harris herself, noting that she often waffled and didn’t seem clear of where she wanted to go, never actually choosing a side in the liberals vs moderates battle that has come to dominate the Democratic contest.

It seems many people close to the senator have been upfront with her that she needs to shake things up. Rep. Marcia Fudge, who endorsed Harris, says she must fire Rodriguez. But at the same time, she acknowledged Harris herself was to blame for at least some of the problems within the campaign. “I have told her there needs to be a change,” Fudge said. “The weakness is at the top. And it’s clearly Juan. He needs to take responsibility — that’s where the buck stops.” Harris declined to be interviewed for the piece.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/11/kamala-harris-aide-resigns-scathing-letter-staff-
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