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Algernon Moncrieff

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WOWT: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Council Bluffs days before C

WOWT

6 News sat down with Biden one-on-one to address issues that matter to people in this part of the state.

After spending a lot of time in flood-stricken communities, one of the concerns heard over and over again is about the way the Corps of Engineers has been managing the Missouri River. We asked if he would work to make any changes.

Biden said, "I think the Corps has to have more resources. The problem is increasing all across the country, not just the Midwest. And we have to start to really focus in on climate change and make some significant changes. And we have to build infrastructure to what the circumstance is today not to what it was - we have to build it up - for example when the Missouri River was flooded a while ago, highways were wiped out -- you have to raise highways up."
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 01:10 AM (0 replies)

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang campaigns in Council Bluffs before Caucuses

https://www.wowt.com/content/news/Presidential-candidate-Andrew-Yang-campaigns-in-Council-Bluffs-before-Caucuses--567341881.html

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Omaha (WOWT)-- Before the set up for town hall, Andrew Yang was in downtown Council Bluffs meeting with canvassers. This group was out door-knocking inviting people to come out to this evening’s town hall.

Yang has earned his way into the next debate stage but is trailing in the polls. Tonight’s event ahead of the caucuses is a big push for him to rally some final numbers before Iowans decide who they favor.

During his campaign Yang has pushed his message on climate change, Medicare for all and his freedom dividend—-which is monthly stipend he says will help Americans prosper.

“This campaign is doing something very ambitious and understand so needed and so necessary to this suffering but is experiencing that you see yourself subscribing to on a daily basis it does not need to be this way,” said Yang.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 01:44 PM (0 replies)

Is Kobe's death the saddest sports death story, ever?

Bill Simmons did an emergency podcast on the Ringer regarding Kobe's shocking death, and suggested that it might be the saddest sports death story ever. I started thinking about that. The story is shocking, to be sure.

The closest comparison I can come up with is Roberto Clemente's death in the plane crash.

Dale Earnhardt comes to mind, but death has always been an inherent part of motorsports.

Horse racing has had some beautiful animals die on the track, but I'm thinking about people in this context.

There are the disease deaths - Lou Gehrig, Brian Piccolo, Joe Roth

There are the "what might have been" deaths - like Sean Taylor having been murdered, or the Len Bias overdose.

There are events like the plane crash that claimed the Marshall football team.

Munich in '72 - but we generally think of that as a tragic event, like a 9-11, as opposed to the deaths of the individuals involved.

Can you think of a more shocking and/or tragic death in the sports world?
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:05 AM (43 replies)

The Weather Channel Forecast for Caucus Day as of 1/27

Des Moines Partly Cloudy 38°20° 20% WNW 17 mph
Sioux City Partly Cloudy/Wind 35°17° 10% NW 20 mph
Dubuque Partly Cloudy 41°23° 20% WSW 16 mph
Davenport Partly Cloudy 45°25° 20% WSW 16 mph

From what I'm seeing, the weather should not be a major factor.
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 01:24 AM (2 replies)

Newsweek: #YangSurge Trends After Latest Emerson Poll Ranks Andrew Yang 4th Nationally

#YangSurge Trends After Latest Emerson Poll Ranks Andrew Yang 4th Nationally Among 2020 Candidates

Yang is pulling votes away from [Senator Bernie] Sanders with younger voters and this is a very interesting age dynamic," said Director of Emerson College Polling Spencer Kimball.

"America's really nice and loyal friend from college Andrew Yang is up to 8% in Emerson polling, putting him into fourth place," tweeted activist Cameron Kasky. "The #YangSurge is showing our party that the country wants an earnest, authentic candidate and is starting to realize Yang is the man!"

Immanuel Wilson tweeted, "Yang got 9% of the black vote (with 8% of the overall vote). This shows that the black community is listening, and liking what they're hearing. As more of the black community starts hearing about him, they'll realize that he's their guy. #YangSurge #BlacksForYang"

"Andrew Yang at 8% nationally," tweeted Ross Varner. "Ahead of Buttigieg, double Klobuchar. The #YangSurge is real. The #YangGang is much larger than anyone knows."

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:45 AM (1 replies)

Michael Moore on Trump, Baseball, and Lying

In the era where the president tells over 15,000 lies in his first three years in office — and continues to be president — what is the lesson to society? It is that TRUTH no longer matters, TRUTH is no longer required. All bets are off. You can now just make shit up. It’s ok. If what you’ve made up has a kernel of “truth” to it, then you’ll have a better chance of fooling the public into thinking you’ve told the truth. It is an era when even good people now can lie, cheat, steal. In Trumps first year, the Houston Astros cheated their way to win baseball’s World Series. In Trump’s second year, the Boston Red Sox did the same thing. By the end of Trump’s third year, the massive disease of dishonesty had spread way beyond professional men’s sports. Wealthy parents (already with a leg up) lied and bribed to get their children into “better” schools.
How do we turn the deception around? One small way would be to strip Houston and Boston of their World Series trophies and give them to the team they cheated to win: the LA Dodgers. They “lost” to the liars—the truth dodgers—in 2017 and 2018. That’s just a start. The real way to fix this pandemic is for each of us to call “BS!” whenever we see it - even if we have to call it on people we like. We hold that power. Everyone please — off the bench!
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:31 AM (4 replies)

Is it wrong to put the parental lock with a PIN on FOX News on your TV?

Is it wrong if kids could actually more easily watch porn than FOX?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:43 AM (23 replies)

Who do you think won tonight?

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:24 AM (20 replies)

Did you watch the debate tonight?

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:21 AM (14 replies)

I stand corrected

DUer Celerity pointed out to me that Andrew Yang is not a billionaire. So I checked, and apparently it's not jus me because Forbes published an article entitled "Andrew Yang is Not Nearly As Rich As You'd Think."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2019/11/19/andrew-yang-is-not-nearly-as-rich-as-youd-think/

So I retract my statement, regret my error, and apologize profoundly.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Fri Jan 10, 2020, 06:35 PM (6 replies)
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