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“You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.”

–Ernest Hemingway

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  1. ParkHill says:

    WOTD via Vox: "Corruption in Politics. Warren has a plan for that"

    “On issue after issue, widely popular policies are stymied because giant corporations and billionaires who don’t want to pay taxes or follow any rules use their money and influence to stand in the way of big, structural change,” Warren writes in her plan. “We’ve got to call that out for what it is: corruption, plain and simple.”

  2. DENependent says:

    Is Bennet from the same Colorado as the rest of us?

    It’s still possible, he said, to work with Republicans in Colorado, though it’s becoming much harder—but not Republicans in Washington, D.C.

    From The Atlantic: The Michael Bennet Problem

    There are exceptions and some quite decent Republicans in the state legislature, but working with Republicans? Are these the same Republicans who are lead by a minority leader seeking to oust the governor that he is talking about? Maybe he is talking about the pro-business Republicans who quietly donate to his campaigns while also donating to Republicans to keep their lobbying power.

  3. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Thank God for Doug Lamborn.

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Hmmmmm . . . 

    . . . I wonder if the Mar-a-Lago Donnie is thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’???? . . . 

     

    The Cost of Running Guantánamo Bay: $13 Million Per Prisoner

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/politics/guantanamo-bay-cost-prison.html

    • harrydobyharrydoby says:

      What, he calls Betsy, she calls her brother Erik.  They get a no-bid contract to run the joint, and Trump gets his usual cut in royalty fees?

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Plan B maybe; complicated by too many outsiders . . . 

        Twitter the hell out of the outrageous costs, and governmental mismanagement. FOX, Hannity, & Carlson beat their drumsbfor weeks about how badly Obama let things get. Mitch and the toadies agree to privatize and lease the whole works to one of Donald Jr.’s LLCs, keeping the Pentagon on for “security.” Set up LLC housekeeping account at Deutsche Bank. Bill $9.95 million per terrorist to Mitch, payable in advance. Add another couple hundred, or so, billable Mexican “terrorists.” Sell bonds on the deal to select “investors” (Mitch & the toadies and some of their gullible buddies). After months of delay, repay the Pentagon a small portion of some of their initially-billed expenses from bondholder funds. Four or five years on, the LLC files bankruptcy, stiffing the bondholders and the Pentagon/taxpayers . . . 

        Blame Obama, Hillary, loser Donald Jr., fake news, and the Chinese . . .

        . . . in short, just Ttump business as usual.

  5. Genghis says:

    Right wing uber-genius Ben Shapiro says none of the allegations against rapey alcoholic manbaby Brett Kavanaugh has any credibility because no one has described ol' Brett's dick.

    Ya can't make this shit up. (Well, technically speaking, you can, but in 2019 Amerikka there's no need.)

  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    Ken Salazar was just on Chris Matthews and endorsed Joe Biden. No big surprise there.

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