Saturday, August 31, 2019

The fake Joe versus the real Bernie and Elizabeth

First up, Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Cat Dancing Joe" from earlier tonight.


We do not need Joe.  He offers nothing.  Joe Biden's best is "I'll take you back to 2010."  You mean when he was pretending we had all the time in the world to address the climate crisis?

  1. Here’s your periodic reminder that Joe Biden is indefensible trash: “Heather Zichal, who recently occupied a lucrative seat on the board of the [...] liquified natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy, is now an “informal adviser” on climate change policy to the Biden campaign”

Jake Johnson (COMMON DREAMS) has a good article about a real candidate (Bernie Sanders):

The U.S. government took decisive action and spent trillions of dollars to bail out Wall Street banks in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, but it has refused to do the same to rescue the planet from climate catastrophe—a fact Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted in a pithy tweet on Friday.
"If the environment were a bank," wrote the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, "it would have been saved already."
Estimates of the size of the Wall Street bailout vary widely. When Federal Reserve loans are included in the bailout figures, some estimates put the total number as high as $29 trillion.
Sanders' Green New Deal plan, which the senator released last week, would aim to invest $16.3 trillion in a decade-long effort to transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs.

Elizabeth Warren is also a real candidate.  Here are some of her Tweets.

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    How candidates fund their campaigns matters. Ours has been 100% grassroots-funded since the beginning. No PACs or closed-door meetings with millionaires or CEOs—just people like you chipping in what they can. Will you donate $3 and join the movement?
  • As Hurricane Dorian nears Florida, please be prepared and stay safe.
  • I’m not taking applications from billionaires to start a Super PAC for me. You won’t find me at a fancy fundraiser asking millionaires for big checks. Instead, people like you make this campaign possible. Will you chip in $3 before our August deadline?
  • Trump is lying about his calls with China because his trade war is failing, and he's scrambling. We need a real plan to fix our economy before there’s another downturn. I’ve got one.
  • I'm not going to let giant corporations dictate America's trade policy anymore. I'll make sure our trade policies create and defend good American jobs and raise wages—and that unions and labor will have a seat at the negotiating table.

  • Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

    Friday, August 30, 2019.  Joe Biden not only continues to stumble on the campaign trail, he also insists that he didn't say anything wrong.

    Let's note the Republican Party before anything else.  Donald Trump is the sitting president.  He has declared his 2020 campaign.  Barring a major upset, he will be the GOP's presidential nominee.  Alyssa Milano's been giving attention and props to Joe Walsh.


    Because she's a whore with no ethics.  There's no reason for Democrats to go easy on Joe Walsh.  We don't have time to review his history, we've done it before.  He's not anyone that anyone should support.  But Alyssa is uneducated and uninformed as usual.  It's really sad that having skipped real schooling as a child, she didn't try to pursue an education in college or even a community college.  She's always going to sound like an idiot.

    And apparently others want to as well.

    Ethics are things you believe and practice.  Situational ethics?  That's for the dishonest.

    Joe Walsh planned to return to the radio in less than 30 days.


    He's declared he's running for president.  He can't host a radio program.  Al Franken left Air America Radio to run for the Senate.  Sinclair cancelled his radio show and they were correct to do so.  He can't run for public office and host a radio program.  That would be unfair to the other candidates, he'd have exposure they did not have access to.

    After whining earlier this week to the media about Sinclair, Joe's now saying he won't bring his show back.  No, he won't.  Election laws will not allow him to do so while he is a candidate.

    Alyssa's desire to elevate Joe goes to her stupidity and her inability to learn.

    Donald Trump is in the White House because people just 'knew' so much better.  Meaning?  The Hillary Clinton campaign saw him as the easiest to beat.  They wanted him to be the GOP candidate and they worked with press allies to ensure that this happened.  In the end, Donald Trump won.

    If Alyssa and others want to pimp Joe Walsh as the candidate for the GOP, they better be willing to handle any fall out.  Meaning if he wins the nomination, they better take ownership of what they did.  Joe Walsh is a known figure and he is not presidential.  Idiots like Alyssa aren't smart enough for checkers, let alone three dimensional chess.  They need to stop normalizing Joe Walsh.  If they continue to normalize him, they need to accept that the rest of us are going to see them as racists because that is what Joe Walsh is.

    Moving over to Alyssa's BFF Joe Biden.

    Joe continues to seek the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.  Why?  What else is he going to do?  He has no life, clearly.  And his brother and his son both can't seem to make money without invoking Joe's name and promising that Joe will deliver.

    He's delivering a lot of things these days, none of it admirable.

    THE WASHINGTON POST's Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe reported yesterday on Joe's latest lie, a fanciful story that he tells publicly but that is not accurate: "The upshot: In the space of three minutes,  Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony."  Joe has a history of public lying (including that he was 'tricked' by Bully Boy Bush into supporting the Iraq War).  Is this just more lying or is he senile?  Jane C. Timm (NBC NEWS) notes:

    "I don't understand what they're talking about, but the central point is it was absolutely accurate what I said," Biden said of the Post's report in an interview with the South Carolina newspaper Post & Courier.
    "I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost,” he later told the Post's Jonathan Capehart. "I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?"

    He's hid behind his wife's skirt repeatedly this campaign, he's used his dead wife and dead daughter repeatedly and hid behind dead son Beau.  Now he's trying to hide behind the troops.

    "I don't know what the problem is.  What is it that I said wrong?"

    Everything was wrong: "The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony."

    You don' tknow what the problem is?  You're either lying or you're senile.

    Joe Biden Dismisses Report That He Told False War Story

    He dismisses that?  It happened.  He's a crazy and delusional as his campaign.

    "My word as a Biden": recounted a story from his vice presidency about an older Navy captain who begged Biden not to pin a Silver Star on him. The story, though touching and based loosely on a real event, never happened.

    Why does it matter?  Because he chose to tell the story and it's not accurate.  He told the story it's a lie and he told people, while telling this false story, that it was a true story and that they could trust him on that.

    His exact words, while telling the false story, were: "This is the God's truth.  My word as a Biden."

    It's news because his story is wrong.  Again.  It should also be news that he declared the story "the God's truth" on his "word as a Biden."

    That's what you did wrong, Joe.


    Replying to 
    True, Joe Biden’s brain might be malfunctioning. But it could also be the case that Joe is making his war story up deliberately, since he has a history of making up self-aggrandizing stories like the fiction that he marched for civil rights. Either way, he’s an unfit candidate.

    In other bad news for Biden, Scott Detrow (NPR) reports:

    Former Vice President Joe Biden plays up his Pennsylvania roots as much as anything and has heavily courted organized labor in his presidential campaign, but a key union in Biden's backyard is feeling neglected by the leading Democratic candidate.
    At issue is a forum the AFL-CIO's Philadelphia branch is holding Sept. 17, which the union is branding as a "Workers' Presidential Summit." Seven candidates have agreed to attend so far, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. But Biden is not among them.

    "He always calls himself a Pennsylvanian at heart. His headquarters are here in Philadelphia. But his folks haven't found the importance of coming together and talking to our workers. And so that's very disappointing," AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council President Pat Eiding told NPR. "There's got to be some respect for the working people, if they want their vote."

    Joe sold the Iraq War and, no, he wasn't tricked into it.  The Iraq War continues.  Joel Gehrke (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) reports:

    Washington gave Israel its blessing to strike Iranian-backed forces in Iraq a day after Pentagon leaders distanced themselves from the operations, emphasizing the United States is a “guest” in the country.
    “It’s our position that if neighbors of Israel allow a malign third country that does not share a border with Israel to use their sovereign territory as holding ground for increasingly sophisticated dangerous weapons, the only purpose of which is to attack Israel, I think those governments, if they cannot curb or control those elements, are going to have to be prepared to be responsible for them,” a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters Thursday. "So be it Lebanon, be it Syria, be it Iraq — I think that has to be our very clear message to those governments.”

    That is the Trump administration’s most explicit signal of support for Israeli operations against Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

    This is what many Iraqi officials have stated in the last days, that the US had to approve of Israel's strikes.  It's also what a number of Iraqis not in government believe.

    “Death to America and Israel,” banner seen in the streets of Baghdad today.

    And we'll wind down with this humorous Tweet.

    it's unfortunate Tulsi Gabbard won't make the next debate, more people need to hear the inspiring story of how she stopped being a fanatical homophobe when she went to Iraq and learned that gay soldiers can kill Muslims too

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