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Cuthbert Allgood

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Some non-Republican pardon discussion--Biden needs to pardon Leonard Peltier

so that he doesn't die in prison. Or at least clemency.

It is embarrassing that he is still in prison while Amnesty International is working to get him released. I thought for sure Clinton would pardon him. And then I was positive Obama would. Biden needs to do the right thing.

I taught some of his family and I think of him often, but all these assholes looking for pardons made me think about it again last night.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Jun 24, 2022, 09:45 AM (7 replies)

AOC does a fantastic job of pointing blame on corporations

We need more of this from our representatives. Let's stop pretending it is anything else.

https://twitter.com/RepAOC/status/1511838499829387267
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Thu Apr 7, 2022, 12:44 PM (7 replies)

New Headline: Biden, Senate Democrats Can Replace Justice Stephen Breyer on Party Lines

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Republicans could use Senate rules to block a Biden Supreme Court nomination. It was based on the author’s incorrect analysis of a May 13, 2021, Congressional Research Service report. The Senate will require a majority of votes to approve Justice Stephen Breyer’s replacement, not 60 votes.

Article Link:

But the nuclear option can go into motion only if the Judiciary Committee reports the nomination to the floor, a procedural move that says whether a majority on the committee recommends the full Senate consider the pick. Well, in a little-noticed backroom deal that took more than a month to hammer out, McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to a power-sharing plan in February that splits committee membership, staffs and budgets in half. (A full nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Research Service regarding the current process for nominees is here.)

Why does this matter? If all 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee oppose Biden’s pick and all 11 Democrats back her, the nomination goes inert. (A pretty safe bet in a committee where at least half of the Republican members have White House ambitions of their own.) The nomination doesn’t die, but it does get parked until a lawmaker—historically, the Leader of the party—brings it to the floor for four hours of debate.

A majority of the Senate—51 votes, typically—can then put debate about the issue on the calendar for the next day. But that’s the last easy part. When the potential pick comes to the floor again, it’s not as a nomination. At that point, it’s a motion to discharge, a cloture motion that requires 60 votes. In other words, 10 Republicans would have to resurrect the nomination of someone already blocked in the Judiciary Committee.


Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Jan 26, 2022, 03:08 PM (66 replies)

John Lennon was killed 41 years ago today

I know we just came off of Pearl Harbor which is a major historical event, but the killing of John Lennon left a huge impression on me. I am about as old as you can be and still be Gen X. I was a freshman in high school when Lennon was killed. We had choir rehearsal that night. I remember most of us being devastated. I was 4 when the Beatles broke up, so I don't have that moment in my memory, but they were still a big part of my musical youth. And I loved Lennon. I had just bought Double Fantasy (vinyl, of course) and had listened to it so many times already when Lennon was killed. I also am one of the few that liked the Yoko Ono songs.

So. Anyway. Today brings a lot of memories of grief back to my mind. And a fondness for a musical genius taken too soon.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:46 AM (16 replies)

AOC says she is 'inclined to say yes' as to whether Justice Breyer should retire

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is "inclined to say yes" as to whether Justice Stephen Breyer should retire from the Supreme Court in the coming weeks so President Joe Biden can nominate a liberal jurist to replace him.

"You know, it's something I think about, but I would probably lean towards yes," Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday when asked if Breyer should retire at the end of this Supreme Court term. "I would give more thought to it, but I'm inclined to say yes."

Ocasio-Cortez joins at least one other House Democrat who has publicly signaled that they want Breyer to retire so that Biden, with the help of a slim Democratic majority in the Senate, can replace the 82-year-old liberal justice with a younger member.

Breyer has previously declined to talk about his retirement prospects. In a speech earlier this year, he warned against proposals to expand the size of the Supreme Court from its current nine members.


Full article on CNN
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sun Jun 13, 2021, 02:16 PM (26 replies)

Season 2 Finale of Mandalorian--Spoiler Free Post

Holy balls. Buckle in. They just need to give Favreau the keys to Star Wars, because this series just keeps getting better and better.

Not ashamed to admit I teared up at the end of the episode.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Fri Dec 18, 2020, 10:32 AM (8 replies)

Trevor Noah explains eloquently why Bloomberg doesn't get it.

https://twitter.com/benjaminpdixon/status/1228734357889785856

If Bloomberg wins this nomination, I'm going to have to drink a LOT of Glenlivet before I have to vote for him.

And when you finish this, look for the Twitter threads about the horribly sexist things he has said.

We can do better than to nominate this guy, Dems.
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:21 PM (19 replies)

Bloomberg on Marijuana: Leagalizing..."Stupidest Thing Anybody Has Ever Done"

Sorry for truncating the title; it was too long. Here is the full title:
Michael Bloomber on Marijuana: Legalizing "Another Addictive Narcotic" is Perhaps "Stupidest Thing Anybody has Ever Done.


Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, Bloomberg said on the subject, according to WBNG-TV:
"We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans [overdosed] on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs. And today, incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We've got to fight that, and that's another thing that Bloomberg Philanthropies will work on it in public health."

The position from the billionaire politician would seem to be out of step with Democratic leaders in his state and liberal voters nationwide. Newly re-elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for instance, said he would make legalization a priority in a December speech outlining the goals for his first 100 days of his new term.

Recent polls meanwhile have shown a comfortable majority of Americans support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. A Gallup poll released in October found that 66 percent of Americans support legalizing the drug, including three-in-four Democrats.

"Like support for gay marriage—and in prior years, interracial marriage—support for marijuana legalization has generally only expanded, even if slowly, over the course of multiple decades—raising the question of where the ceiling in support might be," the Gallup poll noted. "As the percentage of Americans who favor legalizing pot has continued to grow, so has the number of states that have taken up legislation to allow residents to use the substance recreationally."


This clown needs to go away. We don't need Dems running for office that think marijuana is addictive.

Full article
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:19 PM (56 replies)

Joe Biden calls game developers "little creeps" who make titles that "teach you how to kill"

Biden, who is currently campaigning to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, shared his opinions in an interview with the New York Times. When asked about Silicon Valley’s expansion of power during his time in the Obama administration, Biden said: “And you may recall, the criticism I got for meeting with the leaders in Silicon Valley, when I was trying to work out an agreement dealing with them protecting intellectual property for artists in the United States of America. And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people.”

“And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, 'We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones.' And fortunately I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating,” Biden continued. “As I added up the seven outfits, everyone’s there but Microsoft. I said, you have fewer people on your payroll than all the losses that General Motors just faced in the last quarter, of employees. So don’t lecture me about how you’ve created all this employment.. The point is, there’s an arrogance about it, an overwhelming arrogance that we are, we are the ones. We can do what we want to do. I disagree.”

Biden has expressed his distaste for video games in the past. During 2013, while he was vice president, he proposed an additional tax on violent media, including violent games.

Despite numerous studies showing no link between violent video games and real-life violent crimes, we’ve seen several politicians suggesting extra taxes be added to the titles.

Full Article

Yeah, it's video games. Despite pretty much every study, ever, I'm sure we need to crack down on video games.

And please tell me how this isn't pandering to the older crowd while telling the younger crowd that you don't care?
Posted by Cuthbert Allgood | Mon Jan 20, 2020, 03:51 PM (91 replies)
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