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I'm Canceling My Subscription to Sunshine Patriot Thom Hartmann's Program

because of the stance he took today. It was the f'ing last straw.
What is a Sunshine Patriot?

Sunshine Patriot
A word used in the essay "The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine in winter 1776 during the uncertain times of the American revolution.

The word Sunshine Patriot refers to individuals who claim to fight against tyranny on the side of freedom, yet are unable to stick it out when the going gets tough or unfavorable.

I won't bore or infuriate you with everything he said and have to paraphrase because I am so disgusted and pissed off that I will not waste my time looking for ways to link to the show and find the exact moment when he made some servile statements. Here is the essence of it....

~ It's time to come together...Bernie is likely out of the running because the numbers are against him...Bernie says he will now go after the Super Delegates but that won't work out for him...There's not that much difference between Bernie and Hillary...Bernie started a MOVEMENT and the DNC will have to incorporate his ideas into the Democratic Platform...Hillary has become a progressive and will stay a progressive....and on and on ad nauseum...~


TH is freaked about the supremes. That is always his argument. We HAVE to band together and vote for Hillary because if we don't the Supreme Court will be the same as it has been for the last couple of decades.

TH is telling his audience that we have to support the DNC's choice of candidate. They obviously know what is best for us. For all the times he has ranted against everything they have done to Sanders he sure flipped. Sunshine Patriot.

TH forgot about:

The DNC's dismal Debate Schedule--6 Debates for Hillary and Bernie; 25 Debates for Obama and Hillary.

The 'Data Breach'. Lawsuit still pending by Sanders against the DNC for refusing to release Bernie's voter data.

The Hillary Victory Fund.

All engineered by the DNC. And now Hartmann wants us to accept their choice and be good little democrats while espousing they will embrace the 'movement' Bernie started and Hillary will 'remain' a progressive? What tripe!!!! The record of the DNC accepting progressive movements is dismal and I don't see them changing or accepting anything from us---not now and not in the future.They are effictively alienating half of the party members.

Since 2009, the Democratic Party has lost 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats, over 900 state legislative seats and 12 governorships. Although most presidents’ political parties suffer losses in Congress, Republican gains under Barack Obama’s administration have been unprecedented. After the 2014 midterm elections, Democrats suffered so dramatically that the Democratic National Committee organized a task force to review how the party connects their core values with voters. While the rise of anti-establishment candidate Bernie Sanders should serve as a wake-up call, the Democratic establishment has not embraced his candidacy as a means to re-energize their voter base. Instead, leaders of the Party have fallen in line behind Hillary Clinton, who only further alienates the types of voters they should be courting. Denying Bernie access to his own voter rolls. That tension spilled into the open on Friday after the DNC cut off Sanders from a crucial voter database, saying the campaign wrongly accessed data gathered by Hillary Clinton's team. Sanders filed suit in federal court Friday evening seeking to regain access to the voter data. http://observer.com/2016/02/if-sanders-loses-bernie-believers-will-take-the-dnc-down/

Sanders unveiled a new accusation this week, pointing to “extremely serious concerns” about Clinton’s joint fundraising activities with the DNC. A letter from his attorney laid out the issue: the joint fundraising structure allows Clinton to accept much larger individual donations than her campaign is legally allowed to receive, and that money is then being used to send out mailers and online ads to raise money from smaller donors who can contribute directly to the campaign multiple times. The group has collected $33 million dollars so far.
“This is the type of mega, mega joint fundraising committee that we all feared would come into existence if McCutcheonwere ruled the wrong way, which it was,” said Craig Holman with Public Citizen. “It makes maximum use of the loose rules governing joint fundraising. They’re using big checks to set up a small donor fundraising campaign and turning over the small donors to the Hillary campaign while keeping the large ones for the party. It is permissible, but it’s offensive, and it should be illegal.”
Both Holman and Larry Noble with the Campaign Legal Center emphasized that it’s extremely unusual and possibly unprecedented for a party to raise so much money for a candidate before the general election.
“It shows the DNC has clearly taken sides before they even have a nominee,” said Holman. “There’s an obvious bias.”
Noble agreed. “They really are throwing their weight behind a particular candidate,” he said. “Their argument is usually that it helps the party generally, but the practical and legal reality is that it benefits Hillary Clinton. You just don’t expect this kind of thing to happen in the primaries.”
Noble added that even if there were a legal violation in Clinton’s fundraising — for example, exceeding limits for in-kind donations from the DNC to her campaign — the gridlocked Federal Elections Commissions will not do anything to put a stop to it.

As Ben Jealous pointed out recently, the DNC and Hillary are represented by the same attorney, Marc Elias. Conflict of Interest.

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Marc Elias
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marc E. Elias is the general counsel for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.[1] He served as general counsel to John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Elias is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie LLP.
He served as lead counsel for Senator Al Franken in the 2008 Minnesota Senate election recount and contest, the largest recount and contest in American history.[3] Elias represents the Democratic National Committee,
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic Governors Association.[2] He has represented the leadership of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Elias has testified before committees in both houses of Congress and before the Federal Election Commission on campaign finance.[4] Elias has worked on voting rights and redistricting lawsuits in Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida and North Carolina.[5]

Trust them again? I am in it for Bernie. In for a penny--in for a pound.

Posted by Land of Enchantment | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:12 PM (136 replies)

We Bid Adieu to Al Jazeera America and I Have a Sad....

Since I have totally given up on the MSM I usually leave the teevee on AJAM. Tonight they had a panel of some of the best journalists on staff and they held a round table discusion that was worth its weight in future Pulitzers and other awards....


Al Jazeera America[edit]
Josh Bernstein
Jonathan Betz
Chris Bury
Richelle Carey
Melissa Chann
Joiee Chen
Eboni Deon
Lisa Fletcher
Lori Jane Gliha
Tony Harris
Sheila MacVicar
Adam May
Nichole Mitchell
Antonio Mora
Soledad O'Brien
Randall Pinkston
Christof Putzel
Ash-har Quraishi
Morgan Radford
Josh Rushing
Roxana Saberi
Cara Santa Maria
John Seigenthaler
Michael Shure
David Shuster
John Henry Smith
Ray Suarez
Stephanie Sy
Phil Torres
Ali Velshi
Mike Viqueira
Sebastian Walker
Jacob Ward

They officially go off the air at midnight, EST. Arrrrr. I did find this link about a week ago and we will see how that works out....


One America News Network (OAN) parent Herring Networks is exploring buying the shuttering Al Jazeera America to get carriage on cable systems.
"Al Jazeera America and One America News Network (OAN) launched within a few months of each other," OAN parent Herring Networks told Multichannel News. "The latest ratings information from third party Rentrak shows that One America News Network has over four times the ratings [of Al Jazeera America]. We are inquiring about the opportunity to acquire Al Jazeera America," he said.
The idea would be to replace it with OAN and thereby secure carriage (just as Al Jazeera tried to do when it bought Al Gore's Current TV). Al Jazeera has 60.8 million subs, according to Nielsen. "We would replace it with One America News Network," he said, which has "a superior brand and ratings."

Here is a question---What would happen if we could put support behind a new news group that would embrace all of these fine journalists (and NadineB) and Ed Schultz, Dylan Radigan and all the others whose REPORTING has been silenced by the MSM?

What do you think?

Posted by Land of Enchantment | Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:21 PM (46 replies)

Just a photo to make you smile....

I rescued two cats from a concrete balcony apartment in the hood. She had 12 kittens, we kept one and found good homes for the others. I searched for dogs that were protective and good with cats. not what I expected....she is now 7 and I would not ever have another breed, even if she follows me into the bathroom. gawd. German Shepherd--straight back.

Posted by Land of Enchantment | Wed Apr 6, 2016, 12:16 AM (11 replies)

A Little Music to Set the Mood for the Results Tonight--Burning Down the House--

Or is it Berning Down the House?!?

Posted by Land of Enchantment | Tue Apr 5, 2016, 08:45 PM (22 replies)
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