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Thursday, January 09, 2020

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Go Sanders! Give socialism a chance!

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-09 10:07 PM | Reply

Dullifidian, Giving Trump a hummer, er, a Chance, Since 2016.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-09 10:22 PM | Reply

Qasem!!!! Qasem in 2020!!!

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-09 10:43 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY CORKY

Wow Corky wonderfully homophobic post!

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-09 10:44 PM | Reply

#4

"Person who names self after sexually abused woman and "thinks" that all hummers are homosexual not thinking at all, has no business nor any experience thinking." - Old Chinese Proverb

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-09 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Old Chinese Proverb"

LOL Mark Confucius say, "It is better to keep fingers still and let people think you are fool than to move them on keyboard and remove all doubt."

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-01-09 10:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

lol Gal

Confucius say, "virginity like bubble. One ----- - all gone".

www.trees-and-lambdas.info

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2020-01-09 11:01 PM | Reply

I still think the 'no one' is the best option as the current clown car does not stand a chance. The US needs a functioning Dem party comprised of rational adults. We have not had that for 11 years.

#8 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-09 11:26 PM | Reply

Anyone see a problem here....????....

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg told ABC News this week he will not take any steps to release women who have signed confidentiality agreements with his company to speak publicly about past allegations that the former New York City mayor fostered a hostile work environment for some female employees.

"You can't just walk away from it," Bloomberg said. "They're legal agreements, and for all I know the other side wouldn't want to get out of it."

Last month, ABC News reported on several lawsuits in which Bloomberg was accused of making crude remarks in the 1990s and of allegedly fostering an uncomfortable environment for women to work -- allegations Bloomberg has denied. Three cases against the company remain active.

ABC News has spoken with several women who expressed interest in telling their stories who were subject to confidentiality agreements, but said they feared the prospect of facing retribution from the company for speaking out.

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-10 12:10 AM | Reply

I think Bloomberg is spending a ton of money to get Biden nominated and will spend another ton of money to get Biden elected.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-10 12:28 AM | Reply

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"I think Bloomberg is spending a ton of money to get Biden nominated and will spend another ton of money to get Biden elected.
#10 | POSTED BY TWINPAC "

Many times, you cannot sell a turd regardless of how much you spend to market it.

#11 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-10 12:55 AM | Reply

uummmm good theory.... but..... Biden has problems of his own.... one thing you can say about democrats.... they are a class act.....

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden will not fight for the custody of a child he fathered with an Arkansas woman.

Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer ruled on Wednesday morning that Hunter Biden is the "biological and legal father" of the "Baby Doe" child born to Lunden Roberts, named "NJR" in court documents.

"The results of the DNA tests indicate with near scientific certainty that the defendant is the biological father of the child in this case," said Meyer.

Roberts, 28, met Biden, 49, while she was working as an exotic dancer (stripper) in Washington and is hoping to receive financial compensation for the child's future.

Roberts' attorney Clinton Lancaster demanded Biden be held in contempt of court after he refused to hand over pay stubs or tax returns. Biden denied the claim and asked the court to throw out the motion.

#12 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-10 01:04 AM | Reply

PEGASUS

"The son of former Vice President Joe Biden"

Hunter Biden is not running for president. I think what you're trying to use as a deflection is "the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree" . . . except for the fact that Joe Biden, the candidate, (remember him?) has never in his life, shown any of the tendencies shown by his son.

That being so, you need some new material if you think you're going to hurt Joe Biden.

Find a woman to pick on. Maybe you can win that one. It's more your speed.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-10 01:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Hunter Biden is not running for president. I think what you're trying to use as a deflection is "the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree" . . .
#13 | POSTED BY TWINPAC "

I don't think that is the point at all. The point is that Hunter is a 100% lifelong screw up that nobody would hire for $5,000/month much less $83,000. The only explanation for giving Hunter $83,0000/month would be as a pay to play with his father.

Further, Hunter is refusing to turn over financials because he likely lied about his income for tax purposes - maybe that was because the $83,000 was never meant for him in the first place - it was a straight bribe to Sleepy Joe as the Ukrainian MP asserted months ago. I say call witnesses for the senate trial and Joe Biden and his loser kid are #1 and #2.

#14 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-10 03:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Hunter is refusing to turn over financials because he likely lied about his income for tax purposes - maybe that was because the $83,000 was never meant for him in the first place - it was a straight bribe to Sleepy Joe as the Ukrainian MP asserted months ago. I say call witnesses for the senate trial and Joe Biden and his loser kid are #1 and #2."

If your logic here holds true then we can only imagine the crimes which would be revealed if Trump's tax returns were revealed.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-10 06:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If your logic here holds true then we can only imagine the crimes which would be revealed if Trump's tax returns were revealed.

Simple Trump hatred...

IRS, DOJ and FBI has had access to his taxes for the last 10 years... so far.... NOTHING...

I shouldn't have to remind you, Trump doesn't do his own taxes... he has an army of CPA accountants and Harvard lawyers... If anything was found you know they would write a book and try for a movie deal.... but so far NOTHING to write about...

As for Biden... you can't run a country ... if you can't run your family...

Of course, many democrats love child porn, pedophiles and underage strippers in the white house.... Once in the white house, Joe Biden will have his choice of children's hair to sniff.... One can only hope it's on top of the child's head...

#16 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-10 07:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Creepy Joe doing his "thang" to little underage girls... great music by the way ....

www.youtube.com

Notice... no black girls... wonder why that is?...

#17 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-10 07:56 AM | Reply

"NEWS: nother Clip Surfaces of Biden Saying He Worked With Republicans To Freeze Funding For Social Security"

"NEWS: nother Clip Surfaces of Biden Saying He Worked With Republicans To Freeze Funding For Social Security
Biden: "I tried with Senator Grassley back in the 1980's to freeze all government spending, including Social Security""

mail.google.com

I will only vote for Biden as a last resort but he is not my candidate.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2020-01-10 08:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well, Biden is currently leadInt the polls, but I like Buttogieg's chances as an underdog. Perhaps Yang can gain Bernie supporters' support, and Gabbard and Klobucher/Booker are both still in it.

Who qualifies for the next debate should be telling and help narrow the field.

Steyer/Bloomberg are running to provide frontline cover and DNC ad time for other candidates IMO, and are not serious candidates vying for the presidency. The big winner will be whoever the billionaires throw their support behind (Biden, likely), as they donate their reserved ad time to that candidate.

#19 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-01-10 08:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Who is in, who is out of the upcoming January 2020 Debate:

fivethirtyeight.com

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-01-10 08:41 AM | Reply

From Jan 8th, what the money says;
On the left side of the aisle, we saw some significant movement among the top five Democratic presidential favorites. Former vice-president Joe Biden's odds jumped from 5-to-1 to 4-to-1, while Bernie Sanders remained flat at +700. Since I started tracking these odds last August, the gap between the top two Democratic favorites and the next three has never been greater. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg are in a three-way tie at +1600. However, only Bloomberg's odds improved, up from +1800 last week, while Warren and Buttigieg remain in lockstep and down from +1200 last week.

Interesting that Hillary and Michelle are still being tracked on the betting boards.
www.oddsshark.com

#21 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2020-01-10 08:42 AM | Reply

"Who Will Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination?"

Someone who will make it harder to win than it really should be.

#22 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-10 11:58 AM | Reply

The US needs a functioning Dem party comprised of rational adults. We have not had that for 11 years.

#8 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

You need to STFU until you repent for being a Trump cultist.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:04 PM | Reply

Many times, you cannot sell a turd regardless of how much you spend to market it.

#11 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

You can if you're appealing to the bottom of the IQ curve known collectively as the GOP base.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As for Biden... you can't run a country ... if you can't run your family..

LOL you think that dysfunctional schitshow called The Trumps is a well run family?

Or are you finally ready to admit Trump can't run the country?

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:08 PM | Reply

Unenthusiastically, I would still vote for Biden.

But the nagging question will remain; What is an establishment Democrat going to do to fix the problems facing America? At this point, it's bad enough that only bold solution are going to turn any of it around.

"Fixing" the ACA will not solve the healthcare crisis. Biden has no plan to even slow climate change. Everybody but the 1% will continue to fall backwards. And persistent and unnecessary military conflict will continue. Infrastructure will continue to crumble. Huge deficits will continue because Dems won't have the courage to cut military spending, raise taxes, and balance the budget. ..I could go on.

Maybe Trump will be gone. Biden might reverse a few executive orders and appoint some less conservative judges. But what really changes?

#26 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-01-10 12:24 PM | Reply

If your logic here holds true then we can only imagine the crimes which would be revealed if Trump's tax returns were revealed.

#15 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2020-01-10 06:43 AM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Guess you've never heard of an organization called the IRS.

#27 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Haven't you heard, fishdicks, they're busy going after the poor and middle class because they don't have the resources to fight back.

You're a fool if...never mind.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-What is an establishment Democrat going to do to fix the problems facing America? At this point, it's bad enough that only bold solution are going to turn any of it around.

what do you mean by "bold"? So bold that even his own party will fight him? Like with ACA? Obama had to water it down to the point where many believed it was nothing more than a give away to insurance companies...but he had to do it in order to get his own party to support it.

But the starting point for a democrat in the WH to get something done is to first get his own party in line to support his agenda. He's completely worthless otherwise.

I'll vote for Biden as well because I think he can get his own party to support his policies.

Sanders? no way.

-But what really changes?

What do you want? Sander's agenda? You're not getting it.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-10 12:31 PM | Reply

-If your logic here holds true then we can only imagine the crimes which would be revealed if Trump's tax returns were revealed.

Like what?

Don't get me wrong....I think all presidential candidates should submit tax returns.

But what is the crime you're so hoping for or sure exists in his returns?

#30 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-10 12:33 PM | Reply

#30 it may not be anything new, but it might be additional supporting evidence that he cooks his books depending on who he's reporting to.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:35 PM | Reply

I'll vote for Biden as well because I think he can get his own party to support his policies.

Sanders? no way.

So. If Sanders gets the nod. You're voting for..?

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 12:36 PM | Reply

Haven't you heard, fishdicks, they're busy going after the poor and middle class because they don't have the resources to fight back.
You're a fool if...never mind.

#28 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2020-01-10 12:28 PM | FLAG:

Sure, they have been too busy to look at years of Trump's returns.
And I'm just curious, and I'll give you time to google it since someone like yourself who is listed as a dependant on their parent's return doesn't have a clue about tax forms, what forms would show his illegal activity or as you have parroted his money laundering with Russia?

#33 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 12:37 PM | Reply

I meant to flag JPW's 28 NW, and accidentally flagged ----------- 27 NW.

Really couldn't let that go unexplained.

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 12:40 PM | Reply

#30 it may not be anything new, but it might be additional supporting evidence that he cooks his books depending on who he's reporting to.

#31 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2020-01-10 12:35 PM | FLAG:

You are a total idiot. I hope when you were born your Daddy slapped your Momma.

#35 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 12:40 PM | Reply

Don't cry fishdicks.

We don't judge you for letting your daddy issues drive your Trump cultism.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 12:41 PM | Reply

#36 Can't answer Eberly and my questions can you. Keep googling.

#37 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 12:43 PM | Reply

doesn't matter who you Dems vote for in the primaries, your leaders have already hinted that the Super Delegates will decide

poor Bernie

#38 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-01-10 12:44 PM | Reply

-So. If Sanders gets the nod. You're voting for..?

probably still Sanders...even though I think he'll be a lame duck.

#39 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-10 12:46 PM | Reply

But what is the crime you're so hoping for or sure exists in his returns?

What most are trying to find out through Trump's taxes is whether he owed money. Was loosing money. Was in debt. It can be a way to track how much personal wealth he accumulated through shady deals.

Obviously there's ways to hide all this information. Off shore bank accounts. Payments made to trump towers or trump golf courses. Etc etc etc... Which is why the emoluments clause was created. But. It's just one more constitutional law the Republican Party has chosen to ignore.

#40 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 12:54 PM | Reply

probably still Sanders...

Well thank god.

Bernie is my number one choice currently. But I'll vote for whoever the dems put forth as well.

#41 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 12:56 PM | Reply

I would not vote for Gabbard or Bloomberg. Everyone else, yes.

#42 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-10 01:10 PM | Reply

Gabbard and Biden are the only ones I'd vote for. Yang is a possibility - I just don't know enough about him at this point.

#43 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-10 01:12 PM | Reply

Hunter Biden is not running for president. I think what you're trying to use as a deflection is "the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree" . . . except for the fact that Joe Biden, the candidate, (remember him?) has never in his life, shown any of the tendencies shown by his son.

Aside from the 83k a month given to Hunter Biden, who's experience with drilling is exclusively in the strip club business?

#44 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-10 01:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What most are trying to find out through Trump's taxes is whether he owed money. Was loosing money. Was in debt. It can be a way to track how much personal wealth he accumulated through shady deals.
Obviously there's ways to hide all this information. Off shore bank accounts. Payments made to trump towers or trump golf courses. Etc etc etc... Which is why the emoluments clause was created. But. It's just one more constitutional law the Republican Party has chosen to ignore.

#40 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2020-01-10 12:54 PM | FLAG:

Another total idiot. Of course he owed money fool, you don't finance projects as big as his without loans, although it is well known that Trump pumps as much cash into his assets as possable for stronger equity, how much depends on how cheap he can borrow money for. More equity usually means lower rates. Go back and play in the sandbox Clown, I heard your cat just burried a snickers bar for you.

#45 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 02:18 PM | Reply

I just assume boomers will ruin it for everyone again and nominate Biden. I'd love to be wrong.

#46 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-10 02:35 PM | Reply

Joe's already making excuses. Much like everything in his life

#47 | Posted by wisgod at 2020-01-10 03:40 PM | Reply

Not sure where you're getting that from, but your insistence on lashing out at complete strangers on the internet is a sad thing to observe. Go get a drink, it's friday.

#48 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-10 03:46 PM | Reply

The democrat party is soooo messed up....

How messed up is it???

Not even Democrats support Democrats...

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has exasperated her fellow House Democrats by announcing that she will not pay dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the House.

"For me personally, I'm not paying D-trip dues" for a "myriad of reasons" the freshman progressive congresswoman from New York said, using a nickname for the DCCC.

According to records, she has so far not paid her $250,000 in dues despite leveraging her massive social media following to raise millions for her own reelection, Fox News reported.

#49 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-10 04:01 PM | Reply

Who Will Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination?

It's not for me to judge

It's not for you to judge

It's for Pete Buttigieg.

#50 | Posted by Spork at 2020-01-10 08:41 PM | Reply

I wonder how the possible meddling in the primaries that Russia is currently being investigated for engaging in is going to shift these numbers. Which Democratic candidate is most likely to benefit from such foreign interference.
www.bloomberg.com

#51 | Posted by Avigdore at 2020-01-11 09:41 AM | Reply

I'll vote for Pete Buttigrab....

Seriously, how can you go wrong with a name like that?

Putin's Buddy grab?...

#52 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-11 10:33 AM | Reply

Guess you've never heard of an organization called the IRS.

#27 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Guess you never heard of Article 2!

And the fact that as long as Humpy is President then he is above the Law.

Thanks to the Moscow Mitch.

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-11 12:34 PM | Reply

I expect Obama to run for President.

No

Not Barack.

#54 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-01-11 03:08 PM | Reply

I would vote for Tulsi Gabbard in a minute. I don't understand why anyone dislikes her. Intelligent, measured, poised. What's not to like?

#55 | Posted by ABH at 2020-01-11 05:20 PM | Reply

ABH

"I would vote for Tulsi Gabbard in a minute. What's not to like?"

Don't give up hope. If Russia's state-run media continues their lavish support of Gabbard, she might be tempted to come back as a third party candidate. They're great kidders over there at the Kremlin.

#56 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-11 06:01 PM | Reply

Buttigag / Kochblocher would be the funniest named ticket ever.

#57 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-11 08:03 PM | Reply

I'm gonna say it...Trump will be re-elected in 2020 and we all deserve it because we all (well not me) believe the crap we've been told about "only two parties". There's only two parties if you're an ---- sheep. There's a "write in" opportunity too. Plus the voter turn out in the US at all levels is a joke. Look at yourselves, what you have wrought.

#58 | Posted by wranglepolitics at 2020-01-11 08:12 PM | Reply

#56 you are and absolute joke if you think that Gab bard is some kind of Russian plant. Wait. Never mind. Hillary said she was, so you must believe that too the bone.

#59 | Posted by ABH at 2020-01-11 09:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

ABH

"You are and absolute joke if you think Gab bard is some kind of a Russian plant.

I never said that. Its the FPRI's report of a survey taken from Jan./2019 to Nov., 2017.(see link) that's reason for caution. Russia doesn't heap that much praise on a Democrat candidate unless they plan to have some use for them later on.

www.fpri.org - FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

#60 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-12 01:54 AM | Reply

*Nov./2019

#61 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-12 05:00 AM | Reply

--Russia doesn't heap that much praise on a Democrat candidate unless they plan to have some use for them later on.

If Russia wants to help anyone the logical candidates are those that want to ban fracking and limit drilling, thereby pushing global energy prices higher and more money into their pockets.

#62 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-12 09:28 AM | Reply

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