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Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Which Companies Are the Biggest Political Donors?

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Politics is often compared to sports, with star performers, established fan bases and players …

Low-wage workers in the financial sector

When we think of minimum-wage workers, most of us think of McDonalds, Burger King, and Walmart. But that leaves out the financial sector. The most common jobs in banks are bank tellers. According to the National Employment Law Center, bank tellers earn an average of $12.25 an hour; a full-time teller earns $25,800 a year. That's close to a poverty wage for a family of three. In New York State, the median bank teller gets $13.31 an hour, with the result that almost 40 percent of them receive public assistance.Why can’t Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and other giant banks pay their tellers a decent wage? One bright note: New York’s Amalgamated Bank is the first to institute a $15 minimum wage. The Bank’s president and CEO, Keith Mestrich, has been a vocal supporter of the Fight for $15 movement, and has called on other banks to follow its lead.

The Finance Industry Is Gobbling Up Money That Belongs in Our Pockets

The Great American Novelist Who Warned Us About Trump, Fox News and the Rise of the Idiocracy

The People Stand With Bernie Sanders And Crush Billionaire Trump By Surpassing 750,000 Donors

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Trump has gotten a great deal of mainstream media attention for the number of donations to his campaign, but Bernie Sanders announced that he has surpassed 750,000 donors, which means that he is at minimum more than ten times bigger than Trump.
Jennifer Epstein of Bloomberg tweeted the announcement from Sen. Sanders (I-VT) that his campaign has surpassed 750,000 donors:
Here is what the Sanders campaign reported at the end of September:
The campaign closed the books at the end of the Sept. 30 reporting period with almost $27.1 million in the bank after spending about $11.3 million, according to a report filed on Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.
Since his White House bid was launched last April 30, Sanders has banked a total of about $41.4 million, according to the report.

Only 270 of Sanders’ 650,000 donors gave the maximum $2,700 allowed.
To put the staggering numbers of Sen. Sanders into context, Trump has taken in 73,942 contributions. Bernie Sanders has 750,000 donors.
Bernie Sanders has gained 100,000 new donors in a month. His growth is all the more impressive because Hillary Clinton has been on a roll over the last few weeks. The Clinton campaign has taken back the momentum in the Democratic primary race and now leads in three of the first four contests. Clinton also leads nationally among Democrats.
What is happening in the Democratic primary is that the two candidates are running different tracks. Hillary Clinton is running a traditional Democratic primary campaign with one eye looking towards November of 2016.
Bernie Sanders is running a grassroots outsider campaign that is focused on building a national movement that will change American politics. Sen. Sanders wants and is trying to win the Democratic nomination, but also has the bigger goal of returning ownership of the American political process back to the people.
Sen. Sanders is building a movement that will go on even if he doesn’t win the Democratic nomination. The Sanders movement will return to the Senate with him, and the battle against the corporate and billionaires interests will continue.
The Sanders message is resonating to the point where three-quarters of a million Americans have opened their wallets and said enough is enough. Bernie Sanders is steadily building a movement that could change America.

Paul Krugman on How the Republican Cabal Got Taken Over by Scam Artists

Facts? Lies? … No Problem With Wingnut Voters

by John DeProspo
megyn_kelly4I occasionally will watch Fox News. You know, to see how the Republican propaganda machine will spin the day’s news (OK, I like to gaze upon Fox’s foxy Megyn Kelly!).
Last night Megyn had a group of about 25-30 Republican voters she quizzed on their take of the third Republican pretender 'debate'. The most interesting segment of her show came towards the end when she discussed a few of the “untruths” spouted by some of the candidates.
Rubio was asked about his poor handling of his personal finances:
MODERATOR: Rubio, you yourself have said that you’ve had issues. You have a lack of bookkeeping skills. You accidentally inter-mingled campaign money with your personal money. You faced foreclosure on a second home that you bought. And just last year, you liquidated a $68,000 retirement fund. That’s something that cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties. In terms of all of that, it raises the question whether you have the maturity and wisdom to lead this $17 trillion economy. What do you say?
RUBIO: Well, you just – you just listed a litany of discredited attacks from Democrats and my political opponents, and I’m not gonna waste 60 seconds detailing them all.
Megyn told her panel, after some fact checking, it was determined that everything the moderator said about Rubio’s poor financial acumen was true.
So not only is Rubio a poor manager of his personal finances … he’s a bald-faced liar!
Megyn then asked her Republican panel members if any of this mattered to them. I believe two people raised their hands.
News outlets have a field day fact checking statements made by politicians after debates. It is very clear that facts, or lies, do not matter so much to your average Republican voter. How else could one explain the level of support for Trump and Carson (or the entire Republican field for that matter!).

Wingnuts Revolt And Say RNC Chairwimp Reince Priebus Needs To Go

Reince-Priebus-MTPWingnut hate talk radio show hack Mark Levin is calling for Republican National Coven Chairwimp (RNC) Reince Priebus’ ouster, after the CNBC debate fiasco on Wednesday evening. Levin, a wingnut hate radio hack, who trolled as Attorney General Meese’s Chief of Staff during the Reagan junta, lashed out at Priebus’ leadership on his Thursday radio show.
Levin railed:
The head of the RNC needs to go!…
I say Reince Priebus should be fired over there at the Republican National Coven…
That guy is an incompetent. He’s a boob! He’s another one whose tongue is tied all the time. And when he does talk, he talks in superficial gibberish.
In addition, he opined:
The Republican National Coven has thrown the Republican pretender candidates under the bus. RNC Chairmanwimp Reince Priebus has allowed the media to distort and undermine the entire debate process so far. The highlight of the CNBC debate was most of the candidates joining together to face a common enemy: the media and ideologue moderators. TV networks only care about ratings, not the debate process, which is why they should have no control over the process. The individual campaigns need to get together and have Lincoln-Douglass style debates rather than be at the mercy of agenda-driven moderators acting as journalists. Priebus is responsible for the current disaster that is the Republican debate process and should resign.
Levin also praised Cruz effusively throughout his show. Levin’s comments may not pressure Priebus to step down, but as influential as hate talk radio is with Republican primary voters, Priebus has reason to be concerned about his future as party chairwimp.
The lunatic fringe wingnut rebellion in the Republican cabal has already pushed Boehner from his leadership position. The outrage brigade shows no sign of slowing down as they seek the next Republican head to roll in their purge of cabal officials who do not meet their political demands.
What is truly comical is that Levin and other Republican cabal whiners are complaining about “liberal bias” in a debate that was co-sponsored by the RNC and CNBC, a network that caters to wealthy investors. Furthermore, CNBC included on their debate panel Rick Santelli, whose 2009 on-air rant arguably spawned the modern teabagger delusion. The argument that Santelli is part of a liberal effort to discredit Republican cabal candidates is laughable, but Republicans have so deeply internalized the notion that they are victims, that facts no longer matter.
Few wingnuts embody the victim mentality more thoroughly than Levin. Yet his whiny diatribes command a significant following among the aggrieved wingnuts that make up the core base of the Republican cabal. Irate conservatives toppled Boehner for being insufficiently radical, and they could certainly generate enough momentum to overthrow Priebus as well, if they set their mind to it. Levin has fired a salvo at Priebus. Reince’s days as RNC Chairwimp may be numbered.

Jimmy Kimmel PERFECTLY Summed Up The Latest Republican Cabal 'Debate' Clusterfuck

When it comes to the Republican cabal field of candidates vying for the Oval Office in 2016, it can be best described as a circus, and that’s being nice ...

The CNBC Moderators Actually Were Bad, But Not In the Way Republican Cabal Claims

 In the first chapter of the "Republican Guide to Winning Elections" (no, this book doesn't actually exist, but …

Republicans To Cancel NBC Debate Unless Candidates Get Reality Shows And BJs

RNC Chair Reince Priebus
It would appear that Republican National Coven Chairwimp Reince Priebus has failed  yet again. We explained Thursday that anybody who thinks the CNBC debate sucked because it was overtly biased...

Cornered Fiorina turns hostile rather than explain why she lied during Wednesday’s Republican cabal 'debate'

CNN’s New Day host Alisyn Camerota, confronted Fiorina on Thursday with evidence a data figure she gave during the debate wasn’t accurate, and Fiorina responded rather nastily.

Ryan's Chairwimps Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

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Former Wingnut Hero Ryan Now Fails The Wingnut Media's Purity Test

Carson doesn’t hate gays hard enough for Perkins

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Carson doesn’t hate gays hard enough for Perkins
Carson’s cardinal sin? Being on the boards of companies that weren’t incredibly anti-gay.

Top Staffer Leaving Jeb's Campaign

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The Saddest Little Shrub: Only 4 Iowans Volunteer For Jeb! Campaign After 70,000 Calls

The Saddest Little Bush: Only 4 Iowans Volunteer For Jeb! Campaign After 70,000 Calls
Seriously, someone put him out of our misery already!
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Leaked Jeb campaign documents map out strategy to attack Rubio

Leaked Jeb campaign documents map out strategy to attack Rubio

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Senate Republicans Block Resolution Calling For Equal Pay In Soccer

Republican Senators: Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Not Entitled To Religious Freedom

Congressman: ‘No Way’ Comprehensive Immigration Reform Will Happen, Even After Obama

Maine Republican posts white supremacists’ anti-muslim diatribe on his Facebook page

Maine state Rep. John J Picchiotti (R) [Facebook]“Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital, heard a Muslim orchestra, seen a Muslim band march in a parade, know of a Muslim charity, ever seen Muslims shaking hands with a Muslim Girl Scout, or ever seen a Muslim Candy Striper volunteering in a hospital?” the post read.

Republican cabal official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man spent 18 years in prison for it

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Republican cabal official admits to faking threats — and an innocent man spent 18 years in prison for it

Cold-Hearted Idiot Bristol Palin Is OUTRAGED That Cop Who Beat Young Girl Was Fired

Cold-Hearted Bristol Palin Is OUTRAGED That Cop Who Beat Young Girl Was Fired
Shame on her.
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Virginia wingnuts’ unconstitutional campaign ad

Republicans in Augusta County, Virginia flouted the separation of cult and state after releasing an ad suggesting that only their candidates would defend “christian heritage” if elected.

The Donald Trumpkin Is Here And It’s Scary

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season?
Look no further than this monstrosity called the Donald Trumpkin, …

Fox & Friends Has Men Judge Whether Women Should Wear Leggings