It's amazing how quickly the press turns on someone when they lose. For years, Stacey Abrams was treated as a secular saint. But now that she lost again (this time by enough to prevent her election denialism), NYT spews criticisms and negative attacks.https://t.co/qx4fY0JMYa— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 11, 2022
I liked the NYT article.
My kids and I live in California now but I grew up in Atlanta and spent most of my adult life there. My folks still live there as do my sisters.
And I blogged here repeatedly about how the Black voters felt abandoned. I noted that Black men were more vocal but it was community wide. And that's what NYT reported after the election. She blew off Black fraternities and sororities, Black business groups, you name it.
I told you she was acting like she was better than Georgia and NYT includes her insults to the state and how she was talking about how she wanted to be president, while running to be the governor.
My only question is why NYT wasn't covering all this when I was?
Yeah, I'm Black but NYT doesn't have any Black people on staff who could've registered and reported how Stacey was alienating what should have been her core audience?
What's next for Stacey?
Maybe she can be a media pundit in the Donna Brazile tradition? You know, an older woman who never accomplished much but acts like an expert on TV while your grandparents cluck over how the poor dear hasn't been able to find a man her whole life and everyone under 60 knows that's because she's a closeted lesbian?
Maybe that's Stacey's future.
"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
|Alabama||Rep||Earl Hilliard||D||retired from office|
|Florida||Rep||Carrie Meek||D||retired from office|
|Illinois||Rep||Jesse Jackson Jr.||D|
|Illinois||Rep||Bill Lipinski||D||retired from office|
|Michigan||Rep||John Conyers Jr.||D|
|Michigan||Rep||Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick||D|
|Minnesota||Rep||Martin Olav Sabo||D|
|Missouri||Rep||William Clay Jr.||D|
|MIssouri||Rep||Karen McCarthy||D||retired from office|
|New Jersey||Sen||Jon Corzine||D|
|New Jersey||Rep||Rush Holt||D|
|New Jersey||Rep||Robert Menendez||D|
|New Jersey||Rep||Frank Pallone Jr||D|
|New Jersey||Rep||Donald Payne||D|
|New Mexico||Sen||Jeff Bingaman||D|
|New Mexico||Rep||Tom Udall||D|
|New York||Rep||Maurice Hinchey||D|
|New York||Rep||Amo Houghton||R|
|New York||Rep||John LaFalce||D|
|New York||Rep||Gregory Meeks||D|
|New York||Rep||Jerrold Nadler||D|
|New York||Rep||Major Owens||D|
|New York||Rep||Charles Rangel||D|
|New York||Rep||Jose Serrano||D|
|New York||Rep||Louise Slaughter||D|
|New York||Rep||Edolphus Towns||D|
|New York||Rep||Nydia Velazquez||D|
|North Carolina||Rep||Eva Clayton||D||retired from office|
|North Carolina||Rep||David Price||D|
|North Carolina||Rep||Melvin Watt||D|
|North Dakota||Sen||Kent Conrad||D|
|Ohio||Rep||Stephanie Tubbs Jones||D|
|Pennsylvania||Rep||William Coyne||D||retired from office|
|Rhode Island||Sen||Lincoln Chafee||D|
|Rhode Island||Sen||Jack Reed||D|
|Rhode Island||Rep||James Langevin||D|
|South Carolina||Rep||Gresham Barrett||R|
|South Carolina||Rep||James Clyburn||D|
|Tennessee||Rep||John Duncan Jr||R|
|Texas||Rep||Eddie Bernice Johnson||D|
|Texas||Rep||Ciro Rodriguez||D||retired from office|
|District of Columbia||Rep||Brian Baird||D|
|West Virginia||Sen||Robert Byrd||D|
|West Virginia||Rep||Alan Mollohan||D|
|West Virginia||Rep||Nick Rahall||D|
|Wisconsin||Rep||Jerry Kleczka||D||retired from office|
He's a Moron with a War On -- even if he needs Viagra to get it up.
Inflation rose at an unadjusted annual rate of 7.7 percent in October, according to data published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Thursday morning. The report noted that consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent over September, the same rate as the previous month.
While consumer prices are still rising at a pace not seen since the early 1980s, with devastating consequences for working class living standards, the October rate was less than the 7.9 percent that had been predicted by analysts.
The BLS Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) summary said the inflation rate for October was “the smallest 12-month increase since the period ending January 2022,” and was down from the September rate of 8.2 percent.
The statement said that the “all items less food and energy index rose 6.3 percent over the last 12 months.” But in the critical categories of energy and food, prices increased by 17.6 percent and 10.9 percent respectively.
Democrats will need bold leadership in 2024. We're calling on Joe Biden to announce that he's not running for re-election.They note:
In 2024 the United States will face the dual imperatives of preventing a Republican takeover of the White House and advancing a truly progressive agenda. The stakes could not be higher. The threat of a neofascist GOP has become all too obvious. Bold and inspiring leadership from the Oval Office will be essential.
Unfortunately, President Biden has been neither bold nor inspiring. And his prospects for winning re-election appear to be bleak. With so much at stake, making him the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in 2024 would be a tragic mistake.
“Moderate” policies have failed to truly address such pressing concerns as the climate emergency, voting rights, student debt, health care, corporate price-gouging, and bloated military spending in tandem with anemic diplomacy.
Biden triumphed over Donald Trump in 2020 with vital help from extraordinary grassroots efforts in swing states by progressive organizations (including RootsAction). A president is not his party’s king, and he has no automatic right to renomination. Joe Biden should not seek it. If he does, he will have a fight on his hands.
Can you imagine the GOP putting a presidential candidate in a debate with Joe, someone under 62, who stands on the stage with energy and awareness? The Democratic Party cannot afford Joe.
Salhy is Iraqi, and in 2004 covered the Battle of Fallujah and the American invasion. She is not easily frightened. But as Iraq changed in the years since, paramilitaries have taken prominent roles in the country’s economy, security, and government and operate with practical impunity. Since the end of 2019, paramilitaries are suspected to have been behind at least thirty-six assassinations, with activists and journalists as their primary targets. In November 2021, they went as far as to conduct a drone attack on Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi, an assassination attempt that was widely seen as retaliation for his attempts to bring a paramilitary “death squad” to justice.
Social media attacks can serve as a precursor. In May 2020 Hisham al-Hashimi, a renowned analyst of paramilitaries and terrorism, saw an uptick in posts targeting him. Just weeks later, on June 9, 2020, he was shot by two gunmen on the back of a motorcycle as he returned home.
Salhy’s sister is in fact a politician, and the two had kept their being related a secret to protect each other. Salhy did not want her sister to become a target because of what she had written; nor did she want her work to be associated with her sister’s political positions. Now the paramilitaries were letting them know that their relationship was not only understood but monitored. “It was just telling me they can reach me,” Salhy said. “And if they cannot reach me, they can reach my family.”