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Erich Bloodaxe BSN

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Member since: Sat Mar 15, 2014, 08:23 AM
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Erich S Bloodaxe, PhD, MS, BS, BA, BSN, ADN, RN. (It took me a while to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life ;) Democratic socialist by nature, if not by registration atm. Spent a lot of of time on Daily Kos, decided I needed to branch out a bit. Currently spending more time at jackpineradicals.org

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From Twitter: Trump obituary.

Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Wed Feb 24, 2016, 08:29 PM (7 replies)

We could use another pinned thread.

Or add to one that's already pinned. We need that chart with the two 538 projection columns, to make it easy to compare new polling on various states to his 'Bernie path to victory', as well as the links to the Huffpo and RealClearPolitics rolling polling averages for handy reference.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Tue Feb 23, 2016, 08:05 AM (1 replies)

Ralston Reports: 'Reid-Culinary' Bond won Nevada for Clinton

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/20/ralston-reports-harry-reid-culinary-union-bond-won-nevada-caucus-hillary-clinton/80685878/

Interesting story. After months and months of organizing, what might have tipped the scales, or at least made it much of a larger win than it would have been... was Harry Reid.

Saturday may well be the day that altered the course of the Democratic presidential race, when Hillary Clinton blunted Bernie Sanders’ campaign, when she was forced to work as hard as she ever has for a week (with a little help from a lot of friends) and slingshotted her with new momentum into South Carolina and then Super Tuesday. Nevada may indeed prove to be the day that saved Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

But the caucus, which Clinton won by about 5 percentage points, also cemented Prince Harry as a man Machiavelli would have bowed to, a man who with one eye who still sees the field better and is still more dangerous, effective and cunning as any pol the state (the country?) has ever seen. Clinton may not have won Nevada if Reid had not interceded last week when the man feigning neutrality saw what everyone in the Democratic elite saw: Sanders erasing a once mountainous lead and on the verge of perhaps winning Nevada and rendering inoperative the “Hillary is more electable” argument.

The story of the Nevada caucus is that a lame-duck senator and a self-neutered union conspired to revive the Clinton campaign in a remarkable bit of backroom maneuvering that helped Madame Secretary crush Sanders in Clark County, the key to winning almost any statewide election. Combined with a Clinton machine, erected last spring and looking invincible, that suddenly had to scrape the rust off its gears and turn out her voters, Caucus Day also was a remarkable story of an indomitable candidate, her nonpareil Nevada staff and a ragtag but committed Sanders operation that made them sweat.


Worth a read.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Mon Feb 22, 2016, 06:27 AM (4 replies)

What's for Dinner? Sun, Feb. 21, 2016

I'm guessing NJCher got held up doing something important in RL, so I'm going to post this one. I can always drop it again if she pops up

Tonight, we're doing butterflied (boneless) chicken breasts baked in an apple-cranberry chutney, with a side of steamed cauliflower baked just long enough to melt shredded sharp white cheddar into and over it.

It's smelling good, but won't be done for another half hour or more.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Sun Feb 21, 2016, 05:30 PM (8 replies)

Six Seats Native Candidates Can Win to Flip Congress

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/02/16/six-seats-native-candidates-can-win-flip-congress-163434

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is focusing on 19 seats that the party thinks it can win from Republicans, labeled as the “Red to Blue” campaign. Three of those seats have a significant number of Native American voters.
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The most important seat on the Democrats’ list is Montana where Denise Juneau is challenging Rep. Ryan Zinke. Montana is an ideal state for a Democratic pickup. Montana’s demographics are changing and there will be a lot of ballot and fundraising chaos should the Republicans nominate Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. And, Native Americans already have a good turnout track record during presidential years.

Another House seat on this list is Nevada’s 4th district where former Assembly Speaker John Oceguera, Walker River Paiute, is a candidate. (He still must win a primary.) This district is almost 15 percent Native American.
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Those districts are Washington’s 5th district where former Colville Chairman Joe Pakootas is running again; and Arizona’s 2nd district where Victoria Steele, a Seneca, is polling well but lacks money. Both Steele and Pakootas face primary challengers.


Remember, this cycle is not all about the Presidency, we need the House and Senate too, and these candidates need your support.

Denise Juneau - https://denisejuneau.com/
John Oceguera - http://www.johnoceguera.com/
Joe Pakootas - http://www.pakootasforcongress.com/
Victoria Steele - http://www.victoriasteeleforcongress.com/
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Wed Feb 17, 2016, 12:15 PM (5 replies)

Letter to Bernie on reparations.

Not sure where this was originally from, I spotted it on Twitter.



The letter does not diminish my support for Bernie, because it is a constructive criticism. Bernie is human, and like any of us, is not perfect. He has room to grow, and one of the areas he specifically has room to grow is in looking at wealth inequality in a longer term, more expansive way, rather than focusing specifically on the present. Embracing the historical context of wealth inequality, and its use of racism as a tool to maintain itself.

Likewise, he could stand to listen more to Native Americans. There's a post up elsewhere about how a co-founder of AIM was cut off for time constraints at a conference Bernie that was attending and where he was answering questions, and I posted this link in a comment there as well.

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/02/12/few-notes-native-people-about-presidential-elections-neither-democrat-deserves-our-vote

I do not post these to attack Sanders, but to point out ways in which he can become a better candidate. I hope someone out there in his campaign is listening to these voices, and can share them with him. Those that society marginalizes need their voices heard by those who will be able to help them.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Sat Feb 13, 2016, 07:16 AM (19 replies)

Words I never thought I'd hear coming out of Joe Scarborough's mouth...

'Barack Obama has been a great President.' - Joe Scarborough, Feb. 12, 2016.

Admittedly, it was in the context of defending the Justice Department and State Department against Hillary's claims that all of the investigations against her were politically-motivated, but there you have it, still.

Joe Scarborough thinks Barack Obama has been a great President. No backsies, Joe.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Fri Feb 12, 2016, 07:39 AM (1 replies)

When he wins tonight, I suggest

that in our celebratory moneybomb, we end all of our donations with the percent with which he wins.

If Bernie wins with 65% donate xx.65, and so on. If you can afford it, donate 65.65 in that case.

And don't forget to use Omaha Steve's ActBlue links, whether it's the one here or at jackpine radicals.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:12 AM (6 replies)

What I learned in an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office today.

Went in to get my new truck tags for the ancient hunk of junk that occasionally gets me from point A to B, and, being bored, started watching this video screen that they had that kept cycling through odd facts. Learned that human saliva boils at 3 times higher temps than regular water, that 8000 people in the US are injured by musical instruments every year, and that Bernie Sanders followers had been banned from Tinder for campaigning on the platform and that Hillary and Bill Clinton had made $153 million since 2000 or so giving speeches.

Those last two struck me as oddly political choices of 'random facts' to be showing in a BMV. I also noticed there were no similar 'facts' about any of the Republican candidates in the cycle that kept repeating on the screen.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:56 AM (3 replies)

C-SPAN at the NH Democratic Fundraiser

Watching what I assume is a repeat of last night, and C-SPAN person in purple coat is interviewing various supporters. A couple of things I noticed.

First person I heard her talk to was a young woman who basically right out the gate when asked what drew her out was 'the gender card' and mentioned that her friends were even more involved than she was. So one for Hillary.

Next one up was a mother from NYC who'd driven over with her daughter and son, who both looked around 5 or 6 at a guess, said she'd driven over because she and her daughter were big Hillary fans, and wanted to do everything they could to make her win. She gave a reply that sounded like she'd given it many times before, probably going door to door for Hillary, hitting the whole checklist of Hillary world cloud positive adjectives - competent, experienced, etc. before getting around to 'woman' then staying on getting a woman into the White House for several sentences.

Reporter asked the son if he had a candidate, he went Bernie, asked why, he gave the kind of disjointed answer you might expect from a 6 year old, 'he'll help us raise taxes and with healthcare'. Then she asked the daughter why she wanted Hillary. Daughter answered, and then I had a double take. Instead of just taking her answer as she had with the son, the reporter asked her why she thought whatever it was she answered. And when the maybe 5 year old girl replied to that, she said 'And you believe her?'

WTH? First off, asking that chain of questions to anyone as a supposedly neutral journalist is out of line, unless you're asking supporters of both candidates the same thing. But of a child, no less? You're going to insinuate to a 5 year old that her chosen candidate is lying to her?

Reporter then spoke with a couple more Bernie fans and another Hillary fan, but it was the one with the kids that struck me as pretty unprofessional.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Sat Feb 6, 2016, 07:03 AM (1 replies)
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