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VP Kamala Harris on the new appointments. Read their bio

"CRISIS TESTED"


https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1330976389412098052


Read their bios:

https://buildbackbetter.com/the-administration/nominees-and-appointees/

Name a Disney Character who would definately vote for Trump

https://twitter.com/jacobdharen/status/1330528002950754305

Cruella DeVille

Wylie Coyote! Ok Not Disney, Looney Tunes but still..😂...

Mood until Jan 20, 2021 "Hold on. I can feel it In the air tonight"

https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1330433742037540866

MIXED ECONOMY .."Democrats fell into the language trap -- again"

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/527020-democrats-fell-into-the-language-trap-again?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Moderate House Democrats, who are witnessing a loss of at least nine House seats as of Nov. 17, blasted their progressive House colleagues in a three hour conference call Nov. 5 for calling their very progressive agenda "socialist" and for actually defending a very progressive agenda.

They have a legitimate two-part critique.

The Democratic Party has fallen into the language trap again, only this time they themselves have used some of the key words and talking points that the Republicans previously used to defeat both sitting members and Democrats running for open seats.

There is a straightforward solution to the language issue, while the substantive policy issue is much more complicated. Democrats need to stop using the following words: socialism, capitalism, and liberalism. Each of these words ruins them.

The word they should use, which is actually two words with one hyphen connecting them, two words which are arguably most accurate from an academic point of view, are these:
"mixed-economy." This term became popular in post-World War II Great Britain and was used to describe economies that were a mixture of capitalism and socialism.

It is not a sexy word, but it tells the truth.

Mixed-economies fall in between economies that revolve around the private ownership of the means of production and the public ownership of the means of production.
These economies have political mechanisms that redistribute income (and to some extent wealth) and regulate business and the private sector in general.

Mixed-economies may have some government institutions that replace private sector mechanisms with public ones, such as health care and child care.


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Democrats who support policies that speak to a robust mixed-economy, like "Medicare for All," should defend those policies but not call them "socialist" policies. Indeed, they should not say that Medicare for All is part of a liberal, socialist, or capitalist point of view. Instead, they should say these policies are part of a robust mixed-economy.

None of the old labels help the Democrats.

"Liberalism" is the old "L" word that has little value in the political arena. It has been a coffin word for several decades.

"Socialism" is a disaster for the vast majority of candidates. This word not only falsely describes policies like Medicare for All and Universal Pre-K, it has connotations associated with Marxism, totalitarian Russia, totalitarian China, and totalitarian Cuba.

"Capitalism" is not, as a rule, a good word to use because it makes many people think of hands-off laissez-faire capitalism, Herbert Hoover style - and Democrats don't support old-style, pre-New Deal capitalism.
Actually, Republicans - by and large - don't support it either. Most Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, support the mixed-economy, admittedly a more modest version than most Democrats but a mixed-economy nonetheless.

Fancy terms like "Green Capitalism" and "Responsible Capitalism" are also confusing and should, like tanning machines, be avoided.

It is time, therefore, to jettison the words liberalism, socialism, and capitalism from Democratic Party talking points.

These policies - along with the "mixed-economy" term - need to be woven together with a vision for the country that will also address the tribal identity conflicts that have arisen in recent years.

The Democrats must take the lead on introducing a new set of words and an ambitious approach to policy and conflicts that will speak to the centrists, progressives and the millions of citizens who did not vote for Joe Biden or for Democratic candidates in the House or Senate.

The place to start is healing the division within the Democratic Party itself.

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A Democractic government with a mixed economy
That describes the Democratic Party I have always known

#PendejoVirus

🙂

Just dropping this from back in July.

#PendejoVirus





https://twitter.com/Gather_theRoses/status/1281410246116732928

JOE BIDEN way / Scranton, Pennsylvania, honors famous 'scrappy kid' turned President-elect

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/21/politics/scranton-street-name-biden-trnd/index.html



Scranton, Pennsylvania, honors famous 'scrappy kid' turned President-elect

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, his hometown honored him Friday just steps from his childhood home.

"This morning I had the opportunity to join U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Marywood University to unveil a Joe Biden Way street sign to honor our President-Elect," Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said on Facebook. "This sign is a step toward recognizing this achievement for our City, in hopes of giving a lasting boost of confidence to every child who lives here."

The sign is up at the intersection of Fisk Street and North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of the blue-collar town, CNN affiliate WNEP reported.

"He knows how proud of him we are, and it lifts the people of the city. We feel proud one of ours is the President of the United States," said former Scranton Mayor Jimmy Connors, according to WNEP.

Biden moved with his family to Delaware when he was young and began his career in the US Senate there in the 1970s.
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Jeff Bezos Hands $684 Million of Amazon Stock to Nonprofits

Jeff Bezos gave $684 million of Amazon.com Inc. stock to non-profits, days after posting on Instagram that he’d chosen 16 organizations to be the first recipients of money from the Bezos Earth Fund.

The world’s richest man donated 220,825 shares of the e-commerce juggernaut, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Amazon founder has given away stock worth $856 million this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which estimates his fortune at $183.6 billion.


Bezos announced the Earth Fund in February as a $10 billion endeavor to combat climate change. On Monday he named the first recipients getting $791 million in donations, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the World Wildlife Fund.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-11-20/jeff-bezos-hands-684-million-of-amazon-stock-to-nonprofits

Bezos Earth Fund & now Non-profits.

Bezos puts his money where his mouth is.
Worthy causes all around & the beneficiaries exist from the familiar, to the smallest unseen corners of the world.

Thanks Mr Bezos. .



Atlanta's mayor just appointed the city's first LGBTQ affairs director

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/11/21/us/atlanta-lgbtq-affairs-director-trnd/index.html




Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced the city's first director of LGBTQ Affairs, her office said Friday.

Lifelong Atlanta resident and LGBTQ advocate Malik Brown will take on the newly-created position, in which he'll advise Mayor Bottoms, city officials and city departments on policies affecting the LGBTQ community, among other duties.

"Since taking office, our Administration has prioritized the well-being and advancement of Atlanta's large and diverse LGBTQ community and municipal LGBTQ affairs," Mayor Bottoms said in a statement.


A record number of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the US have been killed in 2020
"By creating a Director-level LGBTQ Affairs position in the Mayor's Office and continuing the work of the Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board, we are creating institutional support for LGBTQ Atlantans," Bottoms said.

The mayor's office said the full-time, director-level role would place Atlanta "among only a handful of cities in the country" to have such a position.
In a tweet, Brown said he was "honored to have been chosen to serve in this role."

Brown previously served as Atlanta's LGBTQ affairs coordinator. He's also a member of the Human Rights Campaign's National Board of Governors, which manages the advocacy organization's outreach in local communities across the country.
He will also act as the city's liaison to the LGBTQ Advisory Board, to which Bottoms appointed new members on Friday, "including trans and non-binary people, LGBTQ people of color, healthcare professionals, straight allies, Jewish residents, and more,"

'Black Rifle Coffee' corrects the record on Kyle Rittenhouse

https://twitter.com/johnvmoore/status/1330266760176611334

WE DO NOT SUPPORT KYLE!

SHAUB:9/11 Commission report urged outgoing administrations to move forward with key transition ....

https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1330238204931428364
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