From the daily archives: Friday, July 29, 2016

With the conventions behind us, Hillary Clinton & Co.   left us  with a rising spirit about America after the four-day dirge staged by her funereal opponents at the dark and dismal  “Republican” thing in Cleveland.  And Donald Trump, a dreadful person adrift  in his own parallel universe, could only respond  that Democrats don’t know the “real world”.  He also sounded  more than usually peckish from Michael Bloomberg’s pro-Hillary remarks at the DNC.

Huffed Genghis Trump:  “I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy.  I was going to hit this guy so hard his head […]

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President Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development gave uplifting remarks to the Ohio delegation this week, as he thanked them for their work during the primary process. But he asked them to do a little more, given recent polling showing a tie in Ohio between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Born and raised in Texas, where he served as Mayor of San Antonio, Castro said it seems “pretty hard for Texas to go blue this year. He noted that the “rust belt” is going to be maybe the most important area of the nation. “As usual, your state, will […]

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CBS Streaming Online News cut away from the stage right when U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio took it, thus was I robbed of seeing him live on TV at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday night.

So it goes in the age of hipster cable, where all of my electric television shows are streamed across the worldwide inter webs, and live news options are severely limited. But on Friday afternoon, I made time to watch Ohio’s senior senator give voice to my folk – Buckeye folk – in the 2016 Election.

His speech hit close to home, literally. […]

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Even though it was early in the morning Thursday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook was more than fired up when he addressed the Ohio delegation, a full 12 hours before Mrs. Clinton made American history as the first woman candidate for president for a major political party.

Mook preceded other speaks who lambasted Republicans in general and Donald Trump specifically, for many of the party’s far-right platform ideas and for all of Donald Trump’s incoherent at best and what three-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, called insane ideas.

Maybe it was for lack of sleep over the […]

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Allen West and Joe McCarthy, where are you, now that we really need you?

In light of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee website and the release of 20,000 emails by WikiLeaks on the eve of the convention, many progressives are thoroughly confused and might need help from the former Florida congressman and the ghost of the Wisconsin senator in sorting out and understanding some recent developments in Russia and Eastern Europe. As we sort out both geography and history, along with the role of the Russian government in being involved in an American presidential election, […]

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