Sunday Open Thread

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36 Responses to Sunday Open Thread

  1. Liza says:

    Endorsements for Bernie are picking up.

    Great news. The @seattletimes just endorsed @BernieSanders – citing his "authenticity and consistency."https://t.co/i1KPYa7iUY— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 7, 2016

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  2. Ametia says:

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over auto industry bailouts, guns and ties to Wall Street, as underlying tensions in the Democratic presidential race burst into the open at an impassioned CNN debate in Flint, Michigan.

    The forum quickly turned into a heated philosophical argument about an economy that Sanders said is weighted against the middle and working classes and is abetted, he said, by close ties between politicians, such as Clinton, and Wall Street financiers.

    Sanders accused Clinton of supporting “disastrous” trade policies that contributed to corporate America’s decision to move manufacturing from cities like Flint to low-wage economies in Central America and Asia. But she in turn said that Sanders had refused to vote for a bailout for the auto industry.

    Clinton also pressed Sanders on guns and accused him of being too close to the National Rifle Association. Sanders replied that Clinton’s argument

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  3. Liza says:

    You don't "oops" your way out of incarcerating entire zip codes @HillaryClinton #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/KM7n7Da324— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) March 7, 2016

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  4. Liza says:

    Hillary has no clue that the "auto bailout" didn't save ONE single job in Flint. We used to have 80,000 GM jobs here. Today? 5,000 jobs left— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 7, 2016

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    • Liza says:

      Amazing that Hillary doesn’t remember what happened to manufacturing cities like Flint, Michigan, during the Clinton Admininstration.

      Harmful Economic Policy Poisoned Flint Before Lead Did
      02/21/2016 07:22 pm ET | Updated Feb 21, 2016

      Lori Hansen Riegle

      How did Flint become “cash-strapped”? How did it lose its own local government control to a state appointed czar? What combination of events caused Flint’s population to be cut in half — with thousands of manufacturing jobs disappearing, the city’s tax base decimated, even police and fire protection reduced to skeletal levels?

      The steep decline of America’s industrial cities like Flint over the past twenty years was driven by earlier wrong-headed federal government policy actions that badly wounded our country.

      Key federal decisions between 1992 and 2000, in particular, sharply accelerated the de-industrialization of America — driving millions of middle class American jobs overseas to other countries. These mistaken policies have destroyed countless families, ruined lives and communities and helped drive Flint into such severe economic distress that it now faces a contaminated water supply imposed by a state mandated financial czar — in the name of “cost-saving.”

      Flint’s Downhill Slide Was Triggered in the 1990s

      Looking back to 1992, one sees that Flint and other manufacturing communities in the industrial Midwest were thriving economically before a series of destabilizing events occurred in national policy. These destructive national policies were put in place from 1992 to 2000 — by three major Clinton Administration economic policy initiatives at that time.

      These major destructive national policy initiatives were, (1) The North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, (2) The near complete deregulation of Wall Street, with the repeal of the Glass-Steagall law, and (3) Punitive welfare reform, which reduced vital income assistance to low-income families — creating its worst damage in minority communities — particularly among African-Americans.

      Adding further to the economic stress imposed by these three hurtful policies was the devastating failure to enact a national health insurance program in 1994 at a time when job loss was eliminating employment based health insurance coverage.

      Read more…

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-hansen-riegle/harmful-economic-policy-p_b_9287284.html

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  5. rikyrah says:

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Downton Abbey series finale…

    sigh….

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    • Liza says:

      Hey, SG2, I’ve been working in my family room, patching dry wall, sanding, and priming to get ready to paint. Found a bad area where the roof leaked last spring. I am so unbelievably tired, I’m done for the day.

      I’m so glad that Bernie is winning some states. The Democratic establishment should be getting the message that their old girl is not the people’s choice. I saw you on Twitter earlier today, good work!

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      • Look at you! Go, Liza!

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      • Liza says:

        My TV and cable are disassembled for a few days. We missed the debate, but I really hope Bernie does well in Michigan. I can’t imagine why anyone in Michigan would vote for another Clinton, they are one of the states who suffered the worst consequences of Bill Clinton’s Administration. They should be going after the Clintons with torches and pitchforks, not voting for another one.

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  7. #Mainecaucus …Keeping it coming.

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  11. rikyrah says:

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  12. rikyrah says:

    I always thought this was too deep for words:

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  14. Ametia says:

    MSNBC, YA’LL HELP BUILD THIS

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  15. Liza says:

    Nancy Reagan, RIP.

    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has died at the age of 94. pic.twitter.com/4iZclZQWFv— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) March 6, 2016

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  16. Liza says:

    Second paragraph, was there ever a bigger lie told and why in the blazing hell would anyone believe this, “…Secretary Clinton’s 40 year commitment to reducing income inequality, promoting civil rights, and creating economic opportunity”? At this point, I can’t figure out which of these two, Bill or Hillary, is the most offensive.

    Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Detroit
    By VIRGINIA GORDAN • 17 HOURS AGO

    An enthusiastic crowd of union members and other Hillary Clinton supporters welcomed former President Bill Clinton to Detroit today.

    Speaking to a packed auditorium papered with campaign signs that said, “Fighting For Us,” the former president spoke about Secretary Clinton’s 40 year commitment to reducing income inequality, promoting civil rights, and creating economic opportunity.

    Bill Clinton said too many people have been left behind economically.

    http://michiganradio.org/post/bill-clinton-campaigns-hillary-clinton-detroit

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  17. Liza says:

    Fifty three seconds of Mississippi John Hurt, I wish it were more.

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  18. rikyrah says:

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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  20. vitaminlover says:

    Good morning to YOU, Ametia!

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  21. Ametia says:

    Good Morning Beautiful PEOPLE!

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