Guess I'll just talk to myself this weekend.
I notice that Amanda Curtis had $607 in the bank at the end of June...and that when she has no opponent. Remember, many of these up-and-comers feel the need to raise money so they have something to throw around come January so they can seem better than their 149 counterparts in the legislature.
I'm reminded of what a commenter said in March: "Amanda seems also to be fairly calculating and self-promoting. She is right in line with party elders."
So I worry about that. I thought Amanda Curtis could be a good progressive Democrat. As she becomes more embedded, however, I wonder if that's possible.
Jenny Eck is another one without an opponent, and she has $5,400 in the bank.
Jenny...what do you need that money for?
Alas, I feel we've been so brainwashed into believing that money and politics go together that we raise and raise even when we don't have to.
Or do we have to...and, pray tell, when you have no opponent, what are you raising the money for?
To me, it sets up a huge issue of distrust - I don't trust you as you feel the need to raise tons of money when there is no need. Very, very questionable.
I see Jessical Karjala has $7,300 in the bank. She's running against Robert Saunders, someone that's currently got a cease and desist letter against her over Quora comments.
Sue-Happy-Saunders has raised $19,500...so I guess when you have that much money for a House race you can afford to piss some away on lawyers.
My God, I hope that man loses and loses big.
Anyways...that's some news you won't read about in the state papers.
It's because the state papers suck at their job.
Big story on fraud and corruption developing, via the IR:
"Emails from current and former DPHHS staffers, along with court filings and whistleblower complaints obtained by the Independent Record, identified at least seven long-tenured state employees who raised red flags before they were demoted or fired. At least three staffers who raised questions were accused of insubordination before being fired."
"In interviews with the Independent Record and in June 2015 testimony before state lawmakers, Fredrickson said she was bullied by state officials beginning in the fall of 2014, days after she first spoke up about potentially fraudulent payments made to undocumented welfare recipients on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation -- traditionally an election stronghold for Democrats."
My God, who are these people sitting atop state government? Why are they there? When will we come to our senses and get rid of them?
Here's a bit more...and the link:
"Departmental auditors reported millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds went toward a Helena vendor’s development of new, low-income housing projects, despite their intended use as a means to help families pay winter heating expenses."
Inconceivable! I do not think that the corporate fascists understand what that word means. They never DREAMED that the Lakota would rise up to kick their asses. Hell, NO one did. Even me. But by god some how it happened. And I luv it.
I think that DAPL story is far from over. The typical strategy is to admit some kind of slow-down, wait for the corporate media to leave, wait for most of the protesters to leave, then go back in and get the job done, no reporting afterward.
I notice now that they're filing charges against the Democracy Now video producer as well.
Watching the decline of Big Oil is quite pathetic. Still, I imagine wagon wheel makers acted about as childish when automobiles came along.
Also, I find this 20 second video of Hillary collapsing after the 9/11 event today to be much more interesting.
Maybe her body will just give out on her before November. Boy, this election year is great!
Well, I tend to agree with you, for you see, I'm 65, and I have been an athlete my entire life. Hell, I was running hundred mile races before there was such a thing as a 10k race. And I have run every day for the last forty-five years. And in the summers, I do tree work.
But I'm here to tell ya that I don't know if even I have enough energy left to take on the presidency for four years. It's hard to say. Well, not just energy, but motivation. Hell, I'd rather just sit around and drink BEER all day long after my morning run and enjoy the wildlife out on my land. I seriously don't feel the need to change the world any longer. I'm kinda done with that. I did my part to the best of my ability. Now, I just want to fuck off with the time I have left.
I don't know how old Silly Hilly is, but I think that Drumpf is seventy. WTF? Is there REALLY no one younger qualified to do that damn job?? I don't get it.
I think you should sit back and relax, and I wish more Baby Boomers would do the same.
"Boomers have a hard time giving up control. For them, control is a fundamental right born out of basic entitlement -- they grew up in a time of unprecedented economic prosperity and a basic feeling that the struggle for survival was over."
That's what CNN said back in 2011.
Pretty early yet, but this award-winning reporter thinks the DNC is calling an emergency meeting to decide whether Hillary should be replaced or not.
In they you've-got-to-be-shitting me department, this is right up there!
Time to dust off all those NoDak jokes!
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