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Union leader: We back Bernie Sanders because he has 'petitioned for American workers'

The Hill, September 6, 2019

Union leader: We back Bernie Sanders because he has 'petitioned for American workers'

A leader at the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) said that the labor group backed Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential bid because he has actively taken part in fighting for workers' rights.

“He’s supported many of our labor actions, he’s stood for many of the principles and policies we stand for and he’s walked the walk,” Scott Slawson, who is president of UE Local 506, told Hill.TV on Thursday.

“Even outside of campaigns, he’s been on picket lines and petitioned for American workers, so I think for a union standpoint, it was the right call,” he added.

The comments come just weeks after UE, which represents some 35,000 members nationwide, endorsed Sanders at its national convention in Pittsburgh.

The endorsement marked a win for Sanders, who has long advocated for unions.

A Sign-o-the Times? Tucker Carlson condemns Walmart.

(Mr. Tuckerfuck doesn't like Walmart's decision to stop selling guns and ammo. He doesn't like China too much now either, for some totally inexplicable reason)

Tucker Carlson: Walmart Destroyed Small Businesses With Cheap Chinese Products

There’s a lot at stake. By revenue, Walmart is the largest company in the world. The Walton family is the richest in the country. Collectively they’re worth more than a hundred and fifty billion dollars. How did they get so rich? By selling foreign goods to domestic consumers: Cheap Chinese garbage, manufactured in offshore factories paying slave wages — wages that American manufacturers could never match. According to one study, from 2001 to 2013, America lost 400,000 jobs thanks to Walmart’s reliance on Chinese imports. It shows...

None of this was an accident. At times, Walmart sold goods at a loss, just long enough to drive American competitors out of business completely. Smaller retail shops and the jobs they provided vanished. Suddenly, in many places, Walmart was one of the few remaining employers. One and a half million Americans now work there at any given time. It’s definitely not an improvement over what we had before. In 2005, 20 percent of Walmart employees worked part-time. Today, the majority do. It’s the simple cruelty of math: If Walmart keeps employees’ hours low enough, it can avoid paying benefits. Can people really live like that? Not for long. Walmart knows that. They also know that the federal government — which is to say, taxpayers like you — will subsidize their low wages with generous welfare benefits. In other words, you’re working so that the Walton family won’t have to pay their employees enough to live. That’s true.

So to restate what just happened: the company more responsible than any other for destroying and degrading rural America — for making our towns uglier and cheaper and poorer — the same people who push the appalling lie that brightly-colored plastic crap from China is going to us happy — that company is now lecturing normal Americans — the very Americans they’ve hurt so badly— about how immoral they are for daring to protect themselves with firearms. And everyone in Washington, New York and LA is applauding them as they do it. It’s not a good sign.


Bernie Sanders struggles to win over older voters

The Hill, September 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders struggles to win over older voters

Bernie Sanders has a major problem on his hands as the Democratic primary unfolds: He lacks support from older voters, a major and loyal voting bloc in the party.

While Sanders (I-Vt.) has been successful in winning over young voters, both in 2016 and in this year’s primary contest, recent polls show he’s in desperate need of courting seniors.

A Quinnipiac University poll out late last month highlights the conundrum for Sanders, who is 77. Only four percent of likely voters over 65 — those in the senator’s age group — support him.

The poll and others like it show the stark contrast between Sanders and his main rivals for the Democratic nomination — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — when it comes to older voters.

In the Quinnipiac poll, Biden wins 48 percent from voters over 65 years old, while Warren wins 20 percent.

America is a lie

There is no Santa Claus, no Tooth Fairy, and no America.

We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America- Barack Obama, DNC, 2004.

I gave up believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy when I was six. I gave up believing in 'one people' in 2016. In all poll after poll, 42% approve of trump. 'America' is a LIE.

Elizabeth Warren explains how to run a flawless campaign

Warren attempted to stay above the fray Friday night. “I’m not here to criticize, I’m here to talk about how we build a future,” she said when asked about Biden’s remark earlier in the day about “[t]hat kid wearing a hoodie might be the next poet laureate and not a gang banger."

It's not that hard, is it?

#SharpieGate Update


I'm concerned, I'm very concerned, I'm extremely concerned about

er ... I forget, but I want a prize. Any suggestions? A.C. Troll

A famous photo that speaks volumes now.

Bricks of cocaine wash up on Florida beaches from Hurricane Dorian waves

Source: NBC News

More than a dozen bricks of cocaine washed up on two Florida beaches Tuesday from waves churned up by Hurricane Dorian, police said.

At around 8 a.m., a Melbourne police officer on foot patrol at Paradise Beach Park was alerted by a beachgoer that something suspicious appeared to have washed ashore.

When the officer checked it out, he found a package "wrapped in a way that was consistent with narcotics," a Melbourne police spokeswoman said.

The brick was tested and was determined to be a kilo of cocaine, the spokeswoman said, adding that it will be destroyed.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brick-cocaine-washes-florida-beach-hurricane-dorian-waves-n1049506

Cocaine package found at Paradise Beach, Florida.

Dorian: Helicopter video stills

Video here

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