Ralph Nader is wrong on any number of things but I’ve talked with him at some length a couple of times and he strikes me as one of the few really decent people I’ve met in Washington. I like the guy. I think he legitimately opposes crony capitalism and it is my understanding that it was he who originally coined the term “corporate welfare.” I’d be happy to have a beer or a glass of wine with him anytime, and that’s more than I can say for many DC denizens.
The name Podesta is synonymous with influence pedaling in Washington DC. John Podesta, his brother, and his brother’s ex wife are lobbyists extraordinaire. John Podesta came to Obama’s White House to right the ship a couple of years ago. Now he heads Hillary Clinton’s White House effort.
Mr. Podesta has been one of the lead voices spinning the idea that the Russians had something to do with the DNC leaks which illustrated how the Democratic Party gamed the primaries for Hillary Clinton.
Oh, youth and optimism. You will soon feel the power of the SUPER DELEGATES. Ha ha ha!
And these are the registered lobbyists. I am sure plenty aren’t registered. Bernie never really had a chance.
I believe the only modern Olympics to make money were the 1984 LA Games. Generally speaking the Olympics are an economic hole. Tossing such a burden onto the back of a developing country like Brazil while it finds itself mired in the worst economic depression in a century might not be such a good idea. (They did ask for it of course.) Heck, even some of the athletes are bailing on Rio at this point.
(From The Independent)
Some 300 police held a rally on Monday rallied to protest unpaid wages and unsatisfactory working conditions.
If this is true it is deeply troubling to say the least.
As we have said many times before we at ACC are generally for immigration. We are a “nation of immigrants” as is oft repeated. I am of Italian and Irish descent for the record. We are also completely neutral on the presidential election and all elections. But we do focus on cronyism and crony media is a big problem.
Below we see how narratives are crafted. There are perhaps 50 protesters max in this shot, yet the videographer stages his shot to create the impression of many more.
One of the great truisms of life is that one gets what one pays for. This is almost always the case.
Image: Fox News
If Johnson holds at this level I don’t see how he can be excluded from the debates if he gets the Libertarian nomination.
Chicago 1968, Philly 2016?
Check out what Barbara Boxer had to say about the dissent in Nevada;
“I was not able to stop these people for doing what they did,” Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, told CNN. “Apparently they’ve done it before. …. This group of about 100 were very vocal, and I can’t describe it — disrespectful doesn’t even explain it, it was worse than that.”
That sure sounds like “round ’em up”
Someone is miffed that he went out the way he did.
Now I wonder what kind of “fresh face” Mr. Rove has in mind. Why do I think it would be the face of another big government neocon?
It should be noted that a Hillary win isn’t such a bad thing for Rove who has been marginalized a good bit this election.
Ouch. Wonder whats going on with the FBI? Not a lot of nuance in his statement.