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PostPosted: 07/24/20 1:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is he done bragging about passing his dementia test yet?



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PostPosted: 07/31/20 7:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Karen Bass is probably out of the running for VP now that she's been uncovered as a Scientology ally

https://www.scientology.org/scientology-today/church-openings/church-of-scientology-los-angeles.html

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Also commemorating the occasion was Ms. Karen Bass, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly: “As a public servant, I try to do everything in my power to give a voice to the voiceless, and to guarantee that no one goes unheard. But through human rights education, we empower everyone to lift their voice and to be heard. The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your Creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere.”


https://www.scientologynews.org/press-releases/scientology-community-center-south-los-angeles-open-house.html

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Congresswoman Karen Bass wrote a message acknowledging the Church for “its many humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs for the benefit of South Los Angeles.”



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PostPosted: 08/01/20 5:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Karen Bass is probably out of the running for VP now that she's been uncovered as a Scientology ally

https://www.scientology.org/scientology-today/church-openings/church-of-scientology-los-angeles.html

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Also commemorating the occasion was Ms. Karen Bass, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly: “As a public servant, I try to do everything in my power to give a voice to the voiceless, and to guarantee that no one goes unheard. But through human rights education, we empower everyone to lift their voice and to be heard. The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your Creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere.”


https://www.scientologynews.org/press-releases/scientology-community-center-south-los-angeles-open-house.html

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Congresswoman Karen Bass wrote a message acknowledging the Church for “its many humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs for the benefit of South Los Angeles.”


Yikes.


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PostPosted: 08/01/20 6:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Seems like Duckworth and Bottoms are too, given they were announced as Co-chairs of the convention.

It's between Rice and Harris now, IMO. Rice is an..oddball choice, given she's never run for anything. If Biden really wants to be the person to usher in new talent - you go with Harris.

I didn't need him to defend Harris specifically - but the sexism against her is gross. We could have used a loud and clear "I have no issue with ambitious women" statement.



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PostPosted: 08/01/20 8:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm (still!) rooting for Ms. Abrams.... Crying or Very sad I just don't see how Harris *helps* so much. She's had a few bright moments (and is a great senator, imo), but.....Oh, well. He could pick a __________ and I'd vote for him. Laughing



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PostPosted: 08/02/20 12:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle Obama just has to keep saying "no" about 100 more times until August 10th (why else do you think it is taking so long?).

"I promise I won't smell your hair" "No"

"We'll buy you a house on Martha's Vineyard" "No."

"We'll buy you Martha's Vineyard" "No!"

"I will retire after a year, and you can be the first woman President" "No, maybe, no, thank you, but no"


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PostPosted: 08/02/20 12:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She is not a Scientologist, but worships at a Baptist church, and explains her remarks at the aforementioned event.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/karen-bass-on-biden-vp-shortlist-scrambles-cuba-history-scientology
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On Saturday, Bass released a statement noting that she worships at a Baptist church, and says that at the event she “found an area of agreement in their beliefs -- where all people, of whatever race, color, or creed are created with equal rights, which is what my remarks were about.”

“Since then, published first-hand accounts in books, interviews and documentaries have exposed this group. Everyone is now aware of the allegations against Scientology,” she said. “Back in 2010, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with beliefs very different than my own, and spoke briefly about things I think most of us agree with, and on those things -- respect for different views, equality, and fighting oppression -- my views have not changed.”


She's also had to backtrack on her "soft on Fidel Castro" work and remarks back in the 70's. Biden's campaign has all that stuff vetted.



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PostPosted: 08/02/20 11:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
Michelle Obama just has to keep saying "no" about 100 more times until August 10th (why else do you think it is taking so long?).



Again, this isn't taking a long time. Running mates are usually announced shortly before conventions.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-biden-probably-wont-announce-his-running-mate-for-months/


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PostPosted: 08/02/20 11:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

J-Spoon wrote:
Michelle Obama just has to keep saying "no" about 100 more times until August 10th (why else do you think it is taking so long?).



Again, this isn't taking a long time. Running mates are usually announced shortly before conventions.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-biden-probably-wont-announce-his-running-mate-for-months/


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PostPosted: 08/06/20 1:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

MSNBC is reporting that it is down to Kamala Harris and Susan Rice for VP. Harris is a lawyer - but that’s unfortunately what American voters go for in their politicians - people not trained to solve problems but to win arguments. But I would take another m-fing lawyer over someone who has had a serious conversation about “regime change” and drone assasinations way way too many times during their workday. But Rice would be a perfect pick for all the Never Trumpers who are among other things, indignant that Trump dares to criticize or doubt our massive spy machine that they hold so dear.


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PostPosted: 08/10/20 6:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Today's dig on that punk who will never be on Mt. Rushmore

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An old tweet from Kendra Alvey @Kendragarden

Mar 26
One thing I’ve learned so far in quarantine is that my husband refuses to microwave anything for 45 seconds, he always does 44. When I asked him why, he said, “For Obama.”


Joe, go with Susan Rice already.



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PostPosted: 08/10/20 6:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Putting Rice at VP, where she can't do any damage, is probably a smart move



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PostPosted: 08/11/20 2:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I like Susan Rice but it seems that as someone who has never run for office she is a bit of a risk. She is also tight with Hillary Clinton. Kamala Harris is a much safer pick.


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