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Fred Guttenberg expelled from the gallery last night


‘I Will Do Better’: Parkland Victim’s Dad Apologizes After State of the Union Protest

The father of a Parkland school shooting victim who was kicked out of Tuesday’s State of The Union address is apologizing after comments he yelled at President Donald Trump over gun control.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jamie was one of 17 people killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was escorted out of the House chambers after he yelled at Trump following comments in which the President continued his support for gun rights.

"So long as I am president, I will always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," Trump had said to applause from Republicans before the outburst.

Guttenberg, a guest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then yelled out, "what about victims of gun violence like my daughter," a New York Times reporter tweeted.

Pelosi gave him the hand. Guttenberg was Pelosi's guest at the SOTU.

Joe's correct: Vote for someone other than him if you disagree with him

I keed, kind of.

I wondered if this was a Fox news affiliate set up, but I don't think it is. I wish the whole video were available for better judgment about what provoked Joe.

The handsy nature of Joe's response is weird.


Biden tells Des Moines activist 'vote for someone else' in tense exchange

A video of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden telling a Des Moines political activist to vote for someone else has received millions of views on social media.

Former Iowa legislator and Democrat Ed Fallon said his testy exchange with Biden occurred Sunday during a campaign stop at Urban Dreams in Des Moines.

He said he waited in line for a picture and wanted to confront Biden on his climate change proposals. Another member of Fallon's Bold Iowa group recorded their interaction.

"I'm going to support you if you win the nomination because we gotta get rid of (President Donald) Trump," Fallon said to Biden in the video.

Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug


Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said on Saturday that he’s not sure if marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of other, more dangerous substances.

“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” the 2020 presidential candidate claimed at a town hall meeting in Las Vegas. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”

That said, Biden added that while he doesn’t personally support ending cannabis prohibition, “states should be able to make a judgement to legalize marijuana.” “I think that’s OK,” he said.

Biden, who in past years has clearly said he thinks cannabis is a gateway drug and has a long record of supporting legislation to ramp up the war on drugs, was answering a voter’s question about whether his position on marijuana has changed.

Time to evolve, Joe. Gateway drug talk is as relevant as "Just say no."

eta: Trauma or Adverse Childhood Experiences is the real gateway to substance abuse and harm.

With LA being hit hard by rain, my thoughts turned to Swamp Rat.

Anyone know what happened to Swamp Rat? Seems like we need his protest art more than ever.

Protesters at ICE facility in Aurora pull down American flag and raise Mexican flag

From the Denver Post:
videos at web page

Protesters upset with the federal immigration roundups that may occur this weekend in Denver gathered Friday night at the ICE facility in Aurora.

The majority of protesters on site were doing so in a peaceful manner. Another group stormed the barriers near the building and pulled down an American flag off the flagpole in front of the facility and replaced it with a Mexican flag.

The Biden - Harris conversation showing up in the poll aggregators

Joe Biden still in the lead, but trending down after peaking.


What happens next? Who knows.

At the first 40 min mark, I think last night was better by comparison.

anyone else?

Have you considered showing us who is decided for a primary candidate under their respective choices

Much like in DU polls where we can click a link showing us who choose what in a poll or who RECed a post, I think it would interesting and maybe enlightening to see who is currently endorsing which candidate.

ATL Journal Constitution: Broad Georgia ethics probe targets Abrams -- and her backers

damn it.


The head of Georgia’s ethics commission has filed a spate of subpoenas targeting groups led by Stacey Abrams and the chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, prompting criticism that he’s trying to exact political revenge against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s political opponents.

The subpoenas obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution were filed on April 26 by new ethics chief David Emadi and seek extensive financial, bank and payroll records from the Abrams’ campaign, which raised roughly $30 million in last year’s race against Kemp.

The ethics office also wants all correspondence between the Abrams campaign and a constellation of left-leaning groups that registered and mobilized voters, many with a focus on energizing minorities. They include the voting rights group Abrams helped launch and a nonprofit co-founded by state Sen. Nikema Williams, the new leader of the state Democratic Party.

In the documents, Emadi reveals that investigators intend to present evidence that the Abrams campaign accepted donations from four of the groups that exceeded maximum contribution limits for a statewide campaign.

Is there a site that aggregates info on where our candidates are appearing?

I often hear about candidates visiting GA or SC about 12 - 24 hours too late.

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