Open Thread | We REALLY Have to Make the Clowns From Arizona and West Virginia Irrelevant in 2022. They Are a Direct Impediment to REAL Progress in This Country😠

We just have to make them irrelevant.
The future of this country depends on it. These bought and paid for trifling tricks need to be relegated to the dustbin of history.😠😠

What REAL DEMOCRAT could be against this?



Uh huh
Uh huh😒

Don’t mind this…at all.


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11 Responses to Open Thread | We REALLY Have to Make the Clowns From Arizona and West Virginia Irrelevant in 2022. They Are a Direct Impediment to REAL Progress in This Country😠

  1. eliihass says:

    “..SPACs have long had a dubious reputation because they give struggling or untested companies that would otherwise not find backers a pathway to the public markets. But in recent years, these lightly regulated entities have become all the rage because with interest rates remaining low, investors are eager for new places to put their money to work. In the past two years alone, such companies have raised $190 billion from investors.

    But even by Wall Street’s frothy standards, the swiftness with which Digital World reached a deal with Mr. Trump — which many in the former president’s inner circle didn’t know about — was remarkable.

    Most blank-check companies take about 17 months to find a target and complete a deal after going public. Digital World gave itself a year, but found its target within a month of going public.

    “That is an extraordinary time period,” said Usha Rodrigues, who teaches corporate law at the University of Georgia School of Law and has written about SPACs. “It is far outside the norm.”

    Digital World’s founder and chief executive is Patrick Orlando, who previously worked for Deutsche Bank and other Wall Street firms. More recently, Mr. Orlando, who is based in Miami and knew Mr. Trump before the deal, according to one of Mr. Orlando’s colleagues, has launched three other blank-check companies. While they have raised money from investors, not one has completed a deal…”

  2. eliihass says:

    “…With the help of bankers at the newly renamed E.F. Hutton, Mr. Orlando and Digital World lined up 11 hedge funds and other institutional investors to serve as so-called anchor investors. They agreed to buy substantial slugs of shares in Digital World’s public stock offering on Sept. 8.

    Vik Mittal, chief investment officer with Meteora Capital, one of the anchor investors, said the firm wasn’t aware of an imminent deal with Mr. Trump’s media company when it committed money to Mr. Orlando’s SPAC.

    Mr. Trump’s yet-to-be-launched app is called Truth Social. Within hours of its announcement, hackers claimed to have created fake accounts on an unreleased test version in the name of Mr. Trump and others.

    The hedge funds that invested in Digital World appear to have profited at least on paper, given the stock’s steep rise on Thursday.

    One of Digital World’s major investors was Saba Capital, a $3.5 billion hedge fund run by Boaz Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein said on Thursday that after learning of the Trump deal, his firm sold much of its stake in Digital World in the early morning, notching a small profit before the shares soared higher. Mr. Weinstein’s wife, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, recently ran unsuccessfully for Manhattan district attorney as a Democrat…”

  3. eliihass says:

    “…Trump grabbed the attention of Wall Street Thursday after a brief announcement that his new media venture is going public, sending billions of dollars in and out of a SPAC called Digital World Acquisition Corp. (ticker: DWAC), which rose 356% on a volume of nearly half a billion shares – clearly a record for DWAC which had been sleepy until announcing the merger.

    But while most attention has been on Mr. Trump and Trump Media and Technology Group, of which he is Chairman, little is known about the SPAC that has teamed up with him or the man at its helm.

    Meet Patrick Orlando, the CEO of Digital World (which raised $300 million earlier this year and has a little less on hand) as well as two other SPACs. According to filings searched using Sentieo, an AI-enabled research platform, Mr. Orlando is the CEO of Benessere Capital Acquisition Corp. (ticker: BENE), which is based in Miami as well as CEO of of Benessere Capital, LLC, an investment consulting and investment banking firm he founded in Miami in October 2012.

    Perhaps more interesting is Mr. Orlando’s role as CEO of Yunhong International (ticker: ZGYH), another SPAC where he is CEO. Yunhong International is located in an office building in Wuhan, China, according to SEC filings. That same address is shared by Yunhong Group, which sells an array of supplements such as “Natural Brain Booster Capsule” and “Bitter Gourd Peptides…”

  4. rikyrah says:

    Lips so pursed:
    New Texas Republican map carves Jackson Lee district and cuts off Black constituents

    The new Texas congressional map shreds the Houston-based legislative district of Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, siphoning off thousands of her Black constituents and potentially forcing her into a primary election against her neighboring Black incumbent, Rep. Al Green (D).

    Critics of the new plan say it’s a racial gerrymander intended to weaken Black voices in Congress, even as it protects other incumbents.

    Jackson Lee, 71, is the second-longest-serving member from the Texas delegation, having represented the 18th District for nearly three decades. Since it was won by Barbara Jordan in 1972, the first Black woman to represent the state, the boundaries have largely remained the same.

    But now, Texas Republicans in charge of redistricting have advanced a map that would remove downtown Houston, with Jackson Lee’s main office, two universities and the predominantly Black Third Ward neighborhood, considered the center of Black life in Houston, from the 18th District.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh


    OCTOBER 21, 2021 AT 9:23 AM

    This is what’s in the Freedom to Vote Act.

    One of the things it does is require audits to meet federal standards for transparent process, chain of custody of ballots and records and professionalism- people who are properly trained, with background checks, etc. so it would replace the junk GOP audits with meaningful, reliable audits that are standardized and can be compared, year over year. If you’re genuinely interested in election validity you need a process that consistently flags something unusual, by comparing an election to past elections.

    That even moderate Republicans are opposing reliable, codified audits with chain of custody protections and transparency is revealing, I think.

  6. rikyrah says:


    Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) tweeted at 7:13 AM on Thu, Oct 21, 2021:
    It isn’t a lack of fine-grained policy refinements bleeding Democrats dry. Almost no one knows what those are, including many reporters. It’s the plodding irresolution and sense that Dems have their shoelaces tied together and don’t know what they’re doing.

  7. rikyrah says:


    kilgore trout, defective towel (@KT_So_It_Goes) tweeted at 9:00 PM on Wed, Oct 20, 2021:
    the twitter icon at the top of the purposeless pyramid is 999,999,999,999% proof the whole thing is something they put together solely because he’s still butthurt about losing his twitter account and even they have no clue what to do next

  8. Liza says:

    Kyrsten Sinema was handpicked by Chuck Schumer to run for the open Senate seat vacated by Jeff Flake. Schumer wanted a conservative Democrat, apparently thinking that was the best he could do in Arizona. The Maricopa Count y progressives warned that she would be a problem, but Sinema had the support of the national Democrats who helped her raise 22 million dollars for her campaign.

    We had to support Sinema after she won the primary because she ran against Martha McSally.

    Many of us knew Sinema would be a problem but no one saw THIS coming. Despite years in politics in the AZ state legislature and the House of Representatives, she was never in the majority party until this year.

    She was targeted and easily bought off and corrupted. They let her sniff the corporate donor money and she liked it and wanted it and apparently has sold her vote.

    I feel confident she couldn’t get re-elected in AZ. I wouldn’t vote for her to catch dogs and most Democrats seem to feel the same way.

    But the damage she can do and seems willing to do between now and 2024 could be devastating.

    She pulled a bait and switch on the voters and she is evil. Just plain evil. She’s doing this for the money.

    • rikyrah says:


      The damage is really what she can do between now and November 2022. If we do well enough in November 2022, then we can just nullify her and her importance.

      We can’t do any better than Manchin in West Virginia.
      But, Arizona is another matter.

      We don’t need someone who is a leftist in Arizona. We just need an electable loyal Democrat. I will not push my privilege born of being in the bluest part of a blue state on Arizona, but, I know we gotta be able to find someone who is an actual Democrat and will support the agenda of the President of the United States of their same party.

      • Liza says:

        You’re right, Rikyrah. I actually meant to say 2022 because unless the Senate splits at 50/50 again in 2022, she is irrelevant.

        There is a #PrimarySinema movement in AZ and the favorite candidate right now is Rep Ruben Gallego. There are other good choices, mayor of Tucson Regina Romero is one but she is unknown outside of Tucson.

        Katie Hobbs is running for governor of AZ in 2022 and her election seems almost certain at the moment.

        Sinema is up for re-election in 2024, same as Manchin. Looks like the Democrats have to aim for 52 Senators in 2022 and keep the House. I sure hope they can do it.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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