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Activists who helped elect Kyrsten Sinema launch CrowdPAC to fund a primary challenger

Arizona activists have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a potential 2024 Democratic primary challenger to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema if she does not vote to end the filibuster or continues to obstruct President Joe Biden's agenda.

A committee of Arizona organizers who have helped turn the state blue since 2018, when Sinema narrowly won her seat, launched the conditional fundraiser to pressure the senator to stop undermining her party's agenda. Sinema opposes the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending bill, balking at both the price tag and key measures like drug pricing reform and tax hikes on the wealthy and corporations. She has also vehemently defended the filibuster, which has prevented any progress on the Democrats' voting rights legislation as well as a minimum wage increase, immigration reform, gun violence measures, police reform, LGBTQ protections, protections for workers' right to unionize and other bills that have already passed the Democratic-led House.

"It's time to send a message that she can't ignore," the group's CrowdPAC page says. "Either Sen. Sinema votes to end or reform the Jim Crow filibuster this year or we fund a primary challenge to replace her with someone who will."

State Sen. Martin Quezada, a Democrat who is backing the effort, told Salon that for sitting lawmakers, "the only thing that really gets you motivated to start seriously considering changing your views on things is if you are facing a threat to your seat."

https://www.salon.com/2021/09/29/activists-helped-elect-kyrsten-sinema-launch-crowdpac-to-fund-a-primary-challenger/


If Senator Sinema does not support President Biden's Agenda, and continues to work with McConnell to help create a fascist United States, she has less than zero chance of being re-elected in 2024. Her political career will be over, permanently, and she'll end up curtsying to sexist RW pigs at lobbying firms, in her desperate searches to gain employment, until she gives up and accepts a position as spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:59 AM (17 replies)

*snarf* AZ Sen. Wendy Rogers cues up the crazy (again) with her latest call to decertify

the election

Sept. 22, 2021

Opinion: The audit isn't out yet and already Sen. Wendy Rogers is calling for Arizona's election to be decertified. Curiously, she declines to cite a law that would allow her to void our vote
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Quoting no less than John F. Kennedy, the letter calls on the Arizona Senate to take action based on the not-yet released results of an audit conducted and paid for by the Trump conspiracy crowd.

And it implores senators to consider the laughable conclusions of a door-to-door canvass that produced not one shred of actual evidence of fraud.

And to consider the scientific stylings of famed CueCat inventor/treasure hunter Jovan Hutton Pulitzerand his “kinematic artifact detection,” which isn’t actually a real thing.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2021/09/22/sen-wendy-rogers-cues-up-crazy-again-decertification-talk/5810505001/


Rogers and Karen Fann are bat dung outhouse rat squirrels in the head unhinged. They should be severely punished for their deranged stupid. Now, the GOP AZ State Government chapter of QAnon crazy is going to waste even more taxpayer money trying to prove that the earth is flat.

Arizona Taxpayers Forced To Pay For Voting Machines Ruined by GOP ‘Audit’

Karen Fann, president of the GOP-led state Senate, called the decision to place the burden on taxpayers a ‘win.’
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However, the Arizona Republic reported that Maricopa County reached a deal on Friday that would let the GOP lawmakers off the hook for the millions in damages. As part of the deal, Maricopa County will pay the costs of replacing the voting machines from its taxpayer-funded budget — despite the Senate’s indemnification agreement that promised taxpayers wouldn’t foot the bill for any costs stemming from the audit effort.

In return for dropping the costs, Arizona’s Republican attorney general backed off his own threat to withhold $700 million in annual state funding to the county — or nearly half of its operating budget — because Maricopa County had not complied with one of numerous subpoena demands. Republicans in the Arizona Senate had subpoenaed routers from the county as part of their audit, but the county refused to turn them over, saying it could pose a security risk, according to the Arizona Republic’s report.

Now, despite dropping its demand that the Senate pay for the ruined voting machines, Maricopa County will still have to answer questions about the routers, the Arizona Republic reported. But the Senate agreed to have the review done by former Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) rather than by Cyber Ninjas, the firm that conducted the audit and is run by an avid Donald Trump supporter who has promoted lies about election fraud.

https://coppercourier.com/story/maricopa-county-pay-replace-tampered-election-equipment/


Even after their fraudit failed to produce the results they prayed for.

Hand count in audit affirms Biden beat Trump, as Maricopa County said in November

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142804412
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 10:08 AM (4 replies)

Wish I Knew You When I was Young - The Revivalists

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:47 PM (0 replies)

Only For You

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:43 PM (0 replies)

Dust in the Wind - RIP Robby Steinhardt


Saw Kansas 7 times in the period they made their first 4 albums. They were studio tight live, and Robby was the best rock violinist ever, and a good vocalist as well.

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Jul 19, 2021, 02:44 PM (11 replies)

America after Trump: "Dystopian science fiction ... is actually happening"

Donald Trump's regime continues to reveal its "secrets." But these are largely confirmations of what was both publicly and privately known for years about Trump and his allies' perfidious and despicable conduct, disregard for human life, and scheming against American democracy.

New reporting has confirmed what was long predicted: Trump was willing to do anything to stay in power after being defeated in the 2020 election, up to and including ordering the U.S. military to turn against the American people.

As detailed in the new book "I Alone Can Fix It" by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along other high-ranking military leaders, feared Trump as a potential Hitler and saw the potential for a "Reichstag fire" incident. Milley reportedly expressed concern in private that Trump would command his neofascist followers, both within and outside the government, to support a coup attempt and otherwise create chaos and violence.

Perhaps most worrisome, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others at the highest levels of government were concerned that Donald Trump would use nuclear weapons in an act of spite, perhaps to create a global disaster that would permit him to remain in power indefinitely.

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/19/dr-john-gartner-on-america-after-trump-dystopian-science-fiction--is-actually-happening/
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Jul 19, 2021, 08:31 AM (1 replies)

Peru's Castillo builds election lead but Fujimori says won't concede yet

Source: Reuters

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo widened his lead against right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country’s presidential vote on Monday, but she said she will not concede yet and alleged “irregularities,” although without showing much proof.

The official count from Sunday's election showed outsider candidate Castillo with 50.3% and Fujimori on 49.7%, with around 95% of the vote counted. The leftist candidate had trailed overnight, but started to take the lion's share of ballots as the count progressed, on the back of a late surge of rural votes.

"There's a clear intention to boycott the will of the people," Fujimori said at a press conference, in which she showed social media videos to back her claims, and accused supporters of Castillo of stealing votes. She also asked her base to bring forth new allegations, if they exist, on social media.

Castillo's party, Free Peru, responded on Twitter that it "rejected" the allegations.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-awakes-uncertain-future-with-polarized-vote-knife-edge-2021-06-07/



Fujimori is already trying out the Orange Fascist's "Big Lie" strategy on the People of Peru.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:05 AM (2 replies)

Charges after US Capitol insurrection roil far-right groups

Source: Associated Press

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day.

More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes. Some local chapters cut ties with national leadership in the weeks after the deadly siege. The Proud Boys’ chairman called for a pause in the rallies that often have led to clashes with anti-fascist activists. And one Oath Keeper has agreed to cooperate against others charged in the riot.

Some extremism experts see parallels between the fallout from the Capitol riot and the schisms that divided far-right figures and groups after their violent clashes with counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. The white supremacist “alt-right” movement fractured and ultimately faded from public view after the violence erupted that weekend.

“I think something kind of like that is happening right now in the broader far-right movement, where the cohesive tissue that brought them all together — being the 2020 election — it’s kind of dissolved,” said Jared Holt, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-insurrection-charges-roil-far-right-groups-1e0560dbd5572944e3435e225f8be616



They're going deeper underground out here in the red rural west. They know the FBI is making them a priority as a terrorist threat.

Lock 'em up!
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:35 AM (2 replies)

McConnell returns as Senate 'grim reaper'

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is keeping his Republican conference largely unified, and it’s creating major obstacles to President Biden’s legislative agenda.

McConnell has maintained the loyalty of his fellow GOP senators despite repeated attacks by former President Trump, who has called on Senate Republicans to oust him as their leader.

And it was McConnell’s opposition to a House-passed bill establishing a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission that snuffed out the legislation in the Senate on Friday.

One GOP senator said the measure would have garnered enough votes to pass the chamber and eventually land on Biden’s desk had McConnell not gotten involved.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/555877-mcconnell-returns-as-senate-grim-reaper


June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper — the one who holds the scythe leading to the chamber where the desires of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority go to die.

It is a role that can bring a pursed smile to his face. This week, he had many reasons to.
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Rarely has a political figure pinned his fortunes on accomplishing so little. McConnell has made a career out of stopping things — first Barack Obama’s agenda (underscored by his unsuccessful vow to make him a “one-term” president), now Pelosi’s — taking pride in what has come to be known as the Senate graveyard.
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Said Bennet, “Gridlock will not magically disappear as long as Mitch McConnell is there.”

https://apnews.com/article/c842a0bcecc840628a991092da3e7ce3


Joe Manchin “very disappointed” after Republicans use filibuster to kill Capitol riot commission

Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has positioned himself as a fulcrum of power in the evenly divided Senate, expressed disappointment on Friday after Senate Republicans predictably used the filibuster — which he supports — to block a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
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The defeat was almost inevitable after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., came out against the commission, reportedly because Republicans are worried it will make them look bad ahead of next year's midterm elections. But the majority support for the resolution left all eyes on the two major defenders of the filibuster in the Senate Democratic caucus: Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who did not even show up for Friday's vote.
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But many of Manchin's critics on the left are pointing out that he continues to oppose Democratic calls to eliminate the filibuster so the Senate can pass legislation with a simple majority vote. Just one day before the vote, Manchin vowed that he was "not willing to destroy our government" by eliminating the filibuster.
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"You have it completely backwards, [Sen. Manchin] — the *filibuster* is what's destroying our government," Princeton historian Kevin Kruse wrote on Twitter. "It distorts the founders' vision in which a simple majority would control the Senate and lets a spiteful minority hold the government hostage to its whims. End it now."

https://www.salon.com/2021/05/28/joe-manchin-very-disappointed-after-republicans-use-filibuster-to-kill-capitol-riot-commission/


End it Now.

2022: Republicans win House and Senate. Manchin and Sinema defend stances on filibuster.

In a joint statement, Manchin and Sinema said, "The system worked. The filibuster did exactly what it was designed to do."
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Tue Jun 1, 2021, 09:54 AM (2 replies)

Anne Frank's Stepsister Eva Schloss on Holocaust Horrors and How Trump Reminds Her of Hitler

“I heard in America that Asian people are being attacked now suddenly,” she tells me. “We need to teach people that we’re all human beings. It doesn’t matter what color or what religion we are. We are all human beings, and we have to be treated equal."

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, I spoke with Eva Schloss about her incredible story of survival, Trump’s neo-Nazi dog-whistles, and more.
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Trump wasn’t just against the Jews—he was against the Mexicans, and many others. He was a racist. Full-stop, he was a racist. His son-in-law is a Jew, and his daughter converted to Judaism. You know, he’s said so many silly things. I’ve compared him to Hitler. I even heard that he studied Hitler’s speeches and things like that, so he obviously admired Hitler and just copied him with his anti-Semitism. The Muslims are hated as well. This is what’s so wrong in our society—white supremacy. We should all treat each other as equal. We’re just one human race—different colors, different religions, different opinions, but all human beings who should have the same opportunities and should be measured equally.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/anne-franks-stepsister-eva-schloss-on-holocaust-horrors-and-how-trump-reminds-her-of-hitler

Yes.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:11 AM (4 replies)
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