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Bernie or Bust Going Bust

What many said would happen with the Bernie Revolution.

Bernie a loner, doubts he can keep it going, hold it all together.

Some said the Berners can't be counted on. Won't compromise even with other liberals. Won't stick around. The Bern will fade.

Gloomy forecasts by some the revolution wouldn't make it to the midterms.

Now it seems Our Revolution is foundering before making it to its first general election.

EU Olympic President Hickey in Rio Prison

The European Olympic Committee President, 71 year old Pat Hickey - also head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has been with the EU Olympic organization since 1995, has been arrested and locked up in Rio's Bangu prison complex for a purported scheme to scalp over 800 high value Olympic event tickets through a front company called THG and another called Pro 10 Sports Management.

Trump: I Won't Defend Nations's Capitol

I would look at remaking Washington, DC. Right now, what is it doing for anybody? For real Americans?

Congress can go on permanent vacation. Don't need them. Or those mouthy judges.

And I don't plan on living there.

Bernie Delivers Strong Endorsement for Hillary

Bernie Sanders, 'coming together, Hillary understands our diversity is our strength, most progressive platform in history, I have known Hillary for 25 years, she fought for universal health care and children, listens to scientists.. Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today. .': prepared speech today in New Hampshire:

It was an AR-15 Assault Rifle, Banned in 90's under Clinton

And banned in California for a decade or more. California now also requires a background check for purchase of ammo. The American ritual after Dallas, the post massacre arsenal report. The right wing denial that any gun law whatsoever could have limited the recent massacre, in particular the 1994 Clinton Federal Assault Weapons Ban which Republicans let expire in 2004. Even today, right wing 'live in their own universe' websites, this one 'Controversial Times' (they thrive on controversy, abhor concensus/facts) are still trumpeting that the Dallas shooter did not use an AR-15, but instead used some antique WW2 rifle:

The Gun Used by the Dallas Police Murderer is Revealed. It’s Not What Most People Thought.

Bernie Steers Progressives into Mideastern Sands

NYT:

A bitter divide over the Middle East could threaten Democratic Party unity as representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed to upend what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel.

Sadiq Khan, Muslim Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, winning Labor Party candidate for Mayor of London, and Parliament member.

In the Parliamentary (no Presidential vote) system, in his run for the office of mayor, he received the most votes (1.3 million) of any candidate in history in the UK.

Steven Salaita Not Begging in Beirut

Remember the ethnic Arab academic, Steven Salaita, an American born citizen who couldn't help broadcasting anti-Israel social media 'hate speech'  in 2014, sample:

"Zionist uplift in America: every little Jewish boy and girl can grow up to be the leader of a murderous colonial regime."

"If (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised?"

Diane Rehm Panel on Chicago Cop Case

Listened to the Diane Rehm Show this AM, 2 December, transcribed some phrases/comments by the guests in 'stream of notes' by panel, tried to use actual words spoken.

The facts and discussion by the participants did not leave an impression that major change in Chicago and its cops/attorney/mayor departments is going to be easy.

The guests:

Marco Rubio's Islamic Dreams

Marco Rubio, from interview with Marco Rubio in the UK Guardian:

“The only way to defeat Isis is for Sunni Arabs themselves to reject them ideologically and defeat them militarily,” Rubio said. “They must be defeated on the ground with a ground force that is made up primarily of Arab Sunni fighters from Iraq, from Syria, but also from Jordan, from Egypt, from the Emirates, from Saudi Arabia.”

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