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Sen. Kamala Harris dropped a bomb on Biden that's bigger than politics
[CNN] Most commentators portray Harris' exchange with Biden during the second night of the Democratic debate as a potential game-changer for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Harris dropped a bomb on Biden that's bigger than politics. She exposed a psychological shift in some parts of the black community that's been building for years.

The old days of black people putting up with questionable leaders because they felt like they had no other choice may be over. No more talk about trying to understand white people's racism, forgetting the impact of slavery, moving on from the past because "this is a time of healing."

Forgiveness may not always be divine; sometimes it leads to something worse.

"Look at what forgiveness has gotten us. It gave us Trump," said Wes Jackson, a commentator who said he cheered when he saw Harris confront Biden during the debate.

Biden not only misread the room, he misread the time.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/30/2019 09:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  First, it's CNN.

Second, forgiveness is not unique to blacks. Whites often forgive those who wrong them as well.

Third, IMO Kamala Harris is an opportunist who will do anything to advance her personal cause. She sensed opportunity and she struck Biden by playing the race card. As it is, it looks like she lied about some of what she put out such as busing and Berkeley elementary being segregated at the time she went there. She is another Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/30/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#2  "A girl slept her way to the top. That little girl was me"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/30/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  The leftist seem to forget that forced busing was hugely unpopular, and it still would be.

If the German government forced kids from affluent or just plain middle class neighborhoods to be bused into slum districts with decrepit schools, that government wouldn't last a week.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/30/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Your government must be a little more responsive than ours.
Or perhaps they're similar after all--was the expansion of immigration wildly popular?
Posted by: james || 06/30/2019 14:04 Comments || Top||

#5  In 2013 the Conservative CDU/CSU got 41.5% of the votes.
In 2017 it got 32.9%
Last poll was 26.4%

That popular
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/30/2019 19:23 Comments || Top||

#6  "That slut was me."

[insert chummy photo of young Harris and sugar daddy Willie Brown"]
Posted by: Lex || 06/30/2019 21:17 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Libya’s proxy war comes out in the open
[Jpost] Turkey and UAE support different sides as foreign weapons flow into conflict.
Turkey likes the ineffective Government of National Accord, the UAE and Egypt like General Haftar’s Libyan National Army.
In forty-hours of momentous fighting in Libya’s civil war the forces of the government in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
re-took a strategic city and captured sophisticated anti-tank weapons from the eastern Libyan government leader’s forces. Increasingly the two sides, one backed by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Home Front: Politix
Dupe entry: Resurrected Che Guevara Announces 2020 Run, Democrats Quickly Criticize As 'Too Moderate'
[Babylon Bee]
Posted by: Frank G || 06/30/2019 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Progressives Don't Care if the Poor Get Poorer, So Long As They Gain Power
[PolitiChicks] Progressive policies pretty much always result in the same thing: the poor stay poor, the middle class gets poorer, and the rich stay rich ‐ even if a little less so.

It reminds me of something Margaret Thatcher said 23 years ago of liberals, "They would rather the poor were poorer, provided that the rich were less rich." Thatcher’s comment is as true today as it was then.

Isn’t it interesting that despite the reliable failure of progressive policies, they continue their dogged advocacy of doubling down?

It’s even more mystifying given that so many progressive Democrats are indeed themselves rich elites. If you’re rich, why push an agenda designed to make yourself "a little less rich?"

Some blame it on liberal guilt. Others claim it’s do-gooderism. But if either of these motives are true, then why push policies that impoverish everyone else? Neither guilt nor good intentions can possibly be satisfied by hurting others.

I have a different explanation. To me it looks like it’s all a grab for political power.

I say that first because a recurring historical pattern shows elites of nearly any ideological stripe ‐ whether monied or intellectual ‐ tend to desire control over their neighbors. In fact, it seems power over others is one of those common maladies of the human heart that mobilizes and motivates every bit as much as lust or greed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/30/2019 08:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

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California School System To Feature Mandatory 2nd Grade Field Trips To Gay Bars
[Babylon Bee] Calling the measure a "major breakthrough" for the state's education system, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday a bill that mandates field trips to gay bars, strip clubs, and abortion clinics for the state's second graders.

"It's important that our kids receive a comprehensive education," Newsom said in a ceremony marking the bill's signing. "For too long, kids in our elementary schools today have not had a fully interactive LGBTQ+ experience. Sure, they can go to their local library and have a drag queen read them a story, or they can dress in drag themselves and go dance at gay bars as we applaud their actions. But it's not enough."

"That all ends today with the signing of the Gay Bar Field Trip Equality Act. Now, we can be assured that our state's kids will be fully immersed in alternative lifestyle education," he said proudly.

Kids will be taken to a local gay bar and given a free beer. They will be free to ask any questions about the LGBT lifestyle, as long as they don't condemn it. Some lucky students may even be selected to work at the bar. "This isn't creepy, trust me," Newsom said.

Governor Newsom continued to assure parents, however, that California public schools are unbiased institutions and that the kids are not being brainwashed to accept the LGBT agenda.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/30/2019 09:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rats! From the headline, I went with Not Bee. In my defense, it's California.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/30/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  That's actually a pretty good defense, SteveS.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/30/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Satire today. Policy tomorrow.
Posted by: warthogswife || 06/30/2019 12:20 Comments || Top||

#4  This is horrifying. If that thing got near me when I was in school, I'da stabbed it with craft scissors.

Drag Queen Class

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/30/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah - I was actually surprised when it turned out to be the Babylon Bee. This seems like the sort of thing California would do.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/30/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#6  And soon to come, mandatory participation.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/30/2019 15:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Do I drink a penalty shot of vodka now? Thought it was not-Bee...
Posted by: magpie || 06/30/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Same here
*dollar in the jar*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/30/2019 18:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Reminds me of the brilliant Onion piece Gay Pride parade sets mainstream acceptance of gays back 50 years.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/30/2019 23:28 Comments || Top||

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