Wednesday, 16 May 2018

4 winners and 3 losers from the primaries in Pennsylvania and Nebraska

quote [ A good night for women, while Rick Saccone loses again. ]

Four female DSA members won in PA last night. PA General Election Registration deadline is October 7, 2018 Pass it on.

Meanwhile, Teachers are striking in Raleigh, North Carolina

For Steele: Elon Musk: Greatest Man Alive

East Coast train line to be put into public control Jeremy Corbyn has repeatedly been seen saying "temporarily" complete with air quotes.
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steele said[1] @ 11:27pm GMT on 16th May [Score:2 Hot Pr0n]

Can you spot the difference?
steele said @ 7:34pm GMT on 16th May
bbqkink said @ 9:24pm GMT on 16th May
Senate votes to save net neutrality rules

The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.

This is what the Dems were after.

NAYs ---47

Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Blunt (R-MO)Boozman (R-AR)Burr (R-NC)Capito (R-WV)Cassidy (R-LA)Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX)Cotton (R-AR)Crapo (R-ID)Cruz (R-TX)Daines (R-MT)Enzi (R-WY)Ernst (R-IA)Fischer (R-NE)Flake (R-AZ)Gardner (R-CO)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Hatch (R-UT)Heller (R-NV)Hoeven (R-ND)Hyde-Smith (R-MS)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Johnson (R-WI)Lankford (R-OK)Lee (R-UT)McConnell (R-KY)Moran (R-KS)Paul (R-KY)Perdue (R-GA)Portman (R-OH)Risch (R-ID)Roberts (R-KS)Rounds (R-SD)Rubio (R-FL)Sasse (R-NE)Scott (R-SC)Shelby (R-AL)Sullivan (R-AK)Thune (R-SD)Tillis (R-NC)Toomey (R-PA)Wicker (R-MS)Young (R-IN)

Now try and defend that vote in November.

bbqkink said @ 5:25am GMT on 17th May
A Democratic-Socialist Landslide In Pennsylvania

“Conventional wisdom is that you have to govern near the middle,” Joseph Sabino Mistick, a law professor at Duquesne University and a Pennsylvania political analyst, said of the Democrats, last night, as he awaited returns. This is what the Party had recently done in Trump country, with moderates like Conor Lamb. “That’s the struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party: should it go left, to its F.D.R. roots, or to the center, which is more advantageous? It’s playing out on a national level, but here on a local level, too.”

These candidates were risking running against popular Democratic old-timers—Lee and Innamorato were taking on two cousins, Paul and Dom Costa, members of a powerful Pittsburgh political family—on platforms calling for radical change to the status quo.

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