Joe Scarborough is a thug

The Ugly Story in Joe Scarborough’s Political Closet

Grisly Discovery Has Curious Ties to Joe Scarborough

Republicans Are Fans of Killing Reporters Again, Always

Originally posted on First Draft:

Well, all that concern for the health and safety of the press didn’t last long, did it?

We are going to use auctions to set the price on the head of each journalist we take down. Think a kickstarted for bounties. #GotNews

But hey, they’re in good company.

A.

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Discovered? Or Stolen! Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery


Discovered? Or Stolen! Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery

Norton Fights for Initiative 71

Originally posted on DC Marijuana Lawyer Blog:

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is urging Republicans in Congress to let the will of D.C. voters stand when it comes to pot policy. via WAMU

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This blog endorses Carol Schwartz for mayor

Will Sommer

In a lengthy statement, available at the bottom of this post, Schwartz says she’s entering the race after being “concerned” about the District following corruption scandals. Schwartz was ousted from the D.C. Council at-large seat that she won in 1997 after losing the Republican primary in 2008. Schwartz’s loss to rival Pat Mara came after she alienated her backers in the business community with sick-leave legislation.

Carol Schwartz is the only candidate running for mayor who has actually done anything for ordinary people.

Eugene Puryear’s testimony on Housing


Eugene Puryear Testimony on Public Housing Budget April 30, 2014
Eugene Puryear‘s oral testimony on April 30, 2014 before the D.C. Council, Committee on Economic Development, fiscal year 2015 budget hearing on public housing.

Tips for Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza has a column about how he missed Cantor’s defeat. Sadly he concludes that opinion polls are the gold standard and that he will continue to rely upon them. Big mistake. Opinion polls are commissioned by keepers of conventional wisdom and will have their blind spots. For example, as late as September 1975 presidential opinion polls did not include Jimmy Carter as an option. Big miss. In the summer of 2010 no opinion polls picked up on the issues that would launch the Occupy movement, certainly no indications that it would catch on like a wildfire with occupations sprouting up all over the country. And if you were foolish enough to confine yourself to opinion polls you would think that the suppression of the Occupations ended the movement. Wrong. A former occupier now sits on the Seattle City council. Cillizza should contact Freddie Mac, or Citi, or Wells Fargo, or almost any other bank and ask if any of their executives have been contacted by Occupy Our Homes concerning individual foreclosure cases. Or he could just follow Popular Resistance on Twitter to track left wing activism. Locally he should follow Eugene Puryear and Dan Robinson in Silver Spring. At some point all this dissastisfaction with the legacy parties will express itself by electing emergent party candidates, it could happen this year. Other races to watch are Asher Platt’s in Maine and the Howie Hawkins in New York. In the age of social media you don’t have to travel to a place to get a feel for the zeigesit, just follow the local personalities on Twitter. If it is too much trouble to develop 50 separate twitter lists to follow politics in those states, just subscribe to existing Twitter lists. I gaurantee, there is at least one political Twitter list for each state. Looking at polls will trap you in the conventional wisdom bubble. You need to expand your sources if you want to detect signficant shifts in the zeitgeist.



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