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California, NE Sierras, lifelong liberal and Democratic voter. Living in a red turning blue county. ;/ I have been a reader here for several years.

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Twitter Aaron Carr: Re Louisiana & Mississippi

I disagree that cost of housing is why homelessness is low. Prison labor is an important part of the economic profile for Mississippi and Louisiana and Louisiana is number 1 and Mississippi number 3 for incarceration rate.

Prison labor, the new plantation system where the taxpayer covers the cost of housing the laborers.


Democrats move to finalize new 'billionaire' tax proposal, targeting 700 wealthiest Americans as key

Source: Washington post via msn (no paywall)

The entire address did not copy into the space allowed

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-move-to-finalize-new-billionaire-tax-proposal-targeting-700-wealthiest-americans-as-key-source-of-revenue-for-spending-plan/ar-AAPQhXi?ocid=uxbndlbing

These are the people who have been buying our anti-democratic government and policies while tax money protected their multinational investments via the U.S. Military power and support via the tax supported State Department and around the world embassies and patent enforcement. They have had a free ride on the middle and upper middle class taxpayers.

Senior Democrats are preparing a sweeping new tax plan that would aim to raise hundreds of billions of dollars from the fortunes of America’s roughly 700 billionaires, an abrupt shift in the party’s approach to funding a large expansion of the safety net.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, questions Chris Magnus as he appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider his nomination to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., October 19, 2021. Rod Lamkey/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
But even after Democrats seized control of the White House and Congress, they haven’t been able to fully coalesce around a tax and spending plan, with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) expressing opposition to higher tax rates.

Now, an unexpected compromise appears to be emerging on the billionaire tax proposal. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is drafting the plan, and senior Biden officials and other senior Democrats are cautiously optimistic that Sinema and other centrist lawmakers will support the effort, according to interviews with three congressional aides and two administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive negotiations.

It is uncertain whether the plan will be backed by every Senate Democrat and almost every House Democrat, the necessary threshold for its passage.

Pivot! From daily coverage of the red state COVID disaster to, no coverage.

I don't think there was any discussions last week after weeks of constant coverage, what happened?

I had to do some searches to find any any information and searched by state name and governor's name, found this bit on DeSantis coverage.

Where the claim is the Democratic were getting too much time on television talking about it or something?

It is claimed this happened, twitter: Merkle visits the zoo.

I don't know if it is a fact or not, that is the claim in the tweet.


Sorry about the messy link, it is from off-shore from this twitter account.

Marcel Dirsus
Political Scientist & Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel

Wowzie, does anyone have an explanation for the wall to wall attacks on Biden re Afghanistan?

Even sticking to text, it is hard to avoid the message, we must give up on Biden.

Nothing Trump did including the sell out of Afghanistan to the Taliban has ever received the kind of thrashing Biden is being given over Afghanistan.
The MSM seems intent on convincing all Americans to give up on Biden.
Not even the Jan. 6 attack on the Capital, generated this much anti-Trump coverage.

McDonald's Workers Given Dog Diaper Masks Settle Covid-19 Lawsuit


Updated Aug 12, 2021, 07:51pm EDT

Workers at a California McDonald’s franchise settled a Covid-19 safety lawsuit with their employer, according to multiple reports Thursday, closing a dispute that drew attention for its month-long strike following an outbreak of cases—and for the workers’ claims that they were given dog diapers and coffee filters instead of face masks.

Workers at an Oakland McDonald’s won paid sick leave, personal protective equipment and a workplace safety committee in their settlement with the franchise owner, which Bloomberg Law reports was brought by more than two dozen employees and family members.

The worker safety committee is the first at a McDonald’s restaurant, a spokesperson for Fight for $15, a labor advocacy group that helped the McDonald’s workers file the lawsuit, told Forbes in an email.

The committee, made of at least three workers and one manager, will meet monthly to make sure the store is following the settlement and other public health rules.

Statement by President Joe Biden on Department of Justice Filing, This about 9/11 documents.

The statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/09/statement-by-president-joe-biden-on-department-of-justice-filing/

An excerpt:

As I promised during my campaign, my Administration is committed to ensuring the maximum degree of transparency under the law, and to adhering to the rigorous guidance issued during the Obama-Biden Administration on the invocation of the state secrets privilege. In this vein, I welcome the Department of Justice’s filing today, which commits to conducting a fresh review of documents where the government has previously asserted privileges, and to doing so as quickly as possible.

A phrase I began to hear this week, "Trump's shrinking base." Who uses twitter, can it be

made into a hashtag #TrumpsShrinkingBase?

I was curious about just how widespread use is so I searched, I use Bing, not google. Here are the search results at 8:58 PDT
2 August 2021.


Never mind all the coverage the media gives him and never mind all the AstroTurf support on social network sites, He lost the popular vote twice.

More fraud and fakery but how does one create a twitter hash tag, I might sign on to do it if users are allowed to create them.

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Source: Associated Press via msn.com

Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump, even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety.

Lawmakers are using a tool created by the state's sweeping new election law to exert influence over local elections. Democrats and voting rights advocates decry the takeover provision as an invitation for political interference. The county, with about 11% of the state's electorate, includes most of the city of Atlanta.

But Fulton County has been plagued with problems for years and Republicans say it's time for answers. State House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and four other GOP state representatives whose districts include parts of Fulton submitted a letter Friday to the State Election Board demanding a performance review of the county’s board of registration and elections.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-gop-starts-push-for-takeover-of-local-election-board/ar-AAMLiQH

This Laurence Tribe Twitter re: Steve Bannon Podcast on Jan. 5, 2021. "All hell is going to break

lose tomorrow. Just understand this. All hell is going to break lose tomorrow. Its gonna be moving. It's gonna be quick."

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