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by Bjinse on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 at 10:55:48 PM EST
Tough talk, tough women: New House members come together to form 'The Badasses'
I for one look forward to Webster, Collegiate, Wikiwtf and OED entries for "badassisism".

(I dare to hope that Graeber, anthropologist, PhD, will be invited to write it, since nearly no one keeps an account of the editors of these august reference titles.)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 05:04:57 AM EST
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RECAP: HISTORIC class STORMS Capitol, race baiting apace
Next year's Congress will include a record number of women, while the incoming freshman class will also boast a number of firsts: The first [2] two Native American women. The first [1] Somali-American lawmaker. The first [2] two Muslim women. The first [1] Palestinian-American woman.
First Day: Ocasio-Cortez does 'climate change'
"This is not about me, this is not about the dynamics of any personality," the 29-year-old Latina, who toppled veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley in the New York Democratic primary, told reporters. "This is about uplifting the voice and the message of the fact we need a green new deal. ... We are here to back [Pelosi] up in pushing for 100 percent renewable energy," Ocasio-Cortez added. "This is an encouragement of her."
wut
Along with Ocasio-Cortez, a liberal star with more than 1 million Twitter followers, it includes Abigail Spanberger, an ex-CIA operative who defeated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a swing district, and Angie Craig, a former medical technology executive who won a seat in the Minneapolis suburbs. None of them are committing to backing Pelosi for Speaker.
Comingled 'assets'
At least 129 women were elected to serve in Congress next year -- up from 112 [+17] this current session, according to Quorum, a legislative tracking company. That includes 35 new women in the House and three in the Senate. [38?] ... Other history-makers include Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (D), who will become the first [1] black woman to represent Massachusetts. ...California congressional candidate Young Kim appears poised to become the first [1] Korean-American woman elected to Congress.
A rebuke
"I just want to say, in a new era, where we are focused on talking about what's at stake for the people that we represent, I hope that kind of question is one that we never ask," Omar said at a Congressional Progressive Caucus press conference on Monday. "The same way that I hope we never continuously talk about the 'firsts.' "
So. How's "women and minorities" integration of European legislatures coming along?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 07:35:36 PM EST
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NEW script: "Women and people of color"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Using Instagram Stories to Lift the Veil on Congress and It's Genius
"We don't need to be making the process seem any more complicated than it actually is"
## Mental disorder is a communicable disease.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 05:44:18 PM EST
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under the radar, of course
Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill
What's in your 'swag bag'?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 02:36:28 AM EST
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GA/GOV/dénouement
Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit
[S]he announced plans to file a federal lawsuit to challenge the way Georgia's elections are run. She accused Kemp of using the secretary of state's office to aggressively purge the rolls of inactive voters, enforce an "exact match" policy for checking voters' identities signatures that left thousands of registrations in limbo and other measures to tile the outcome in his favor.

"Let's be clear: This is not a speech of concession," Abrams said. "Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that."

But Judge Billy Ray Jr's order got turfed. So that's a win.

archived 'climate change'
Kemp Declares Victory in Georgia, Resigns Secretary of State Office
Democrats Discover New Path to Beating Trump in Deep South
uh huh
"Kennedy's jurisprudence"
relief for Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and certain political divisions of Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, North Carolina, and NJ effective January 1, 2018; Sec. 5 Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:32:03 AM EST
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Brian Kemp and Kris Kobach: Assault on voting rights | Slate |

There's Georgia, where Secretary of State (and current gubernatorial candidate) Brian Kemp has been holding for administrative review up to 53,000 voter registration cards for failing to have an exact match (like a missing hyphen) between the official record of a person's name and the name appearing on the registration card. And there's Dodge City, Kansas, a Latino-majority city with only a single polling place for 27,000 people--a polling place that was recently moved out of town and a mile from public transportation for the 2018 midterm elections.

Georgia Voter Suppression Under Brian Kemp Remains a Major

Kemp is Georgia Secretary of State, the state's top elections official. He has decreased the overall number of voters in Georgia since 2012 by more than 1 million -- all while purging the rolls in a way that has predominantly affected black residents.

Don't dare call the USA an example democracy ... leader of third world nations in corruption and warmongering.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 09:27:22 AM EST
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Leader of all nations in corruption and warmongering: Let's be honest.

Can you do that?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:07:44 PM EST
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never gets old in American Apartheid
More Hispanics Declaring Themselves White 2014
A new report says Hispanic identity is fading. Is that really good for America? 2018


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 03:55:48 AM EST
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I thought "hispanic" was a linguistic/cultural distinction. But what do I know. We French have a problem with the question of race. Personally, I am fine with people self-identifying how they like. If I were American, I might register myself as Hispanic or Black.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 11:07:22 AM EST
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I think there's a "Pacific Islander" category.
by Bernard on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 07:27:45 PM EST
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US Census Needs You!



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 07:51:27 PM EST
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BTW, what happened to the migrant caravan?

by Bernard on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 09:12:33 PM EST
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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job

ProPublica#MeToo#Time'sUp#WhyIDidn'tReport#GoogleWalkout analysis developing ...

archived
Protesters disrupt DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican restaurant

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 09:22:25 PM EST
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Similarly confounding, Melania Trump Says Bolton Deputy Ricardel Should Be Ousted, by a 'nature trap' and administrative expedience.

archived 'slavery'
a female's reproductive interests

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 14th, 2018 at 10:27:24 PM EST
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o. dear. I almost forgot.
Pelosi and Trump Agree on Something: She Should Be Speaker 7 Nov
"I think she deserves it," Mr. Trump said. "She's fought long and hard, she's a very capable person, and you know, you have other people shooting at her trying to take over the speakership."
Trump ain't stupid


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 05:29:48 PM EST
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And Trump and the Parisians agree on something: US wines are better. (Pity they don't tell us which wines they compared).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 05:35:27 PM EST
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Wine (grape, vintage, country of origin) is 'swag bag' content, I should think.

The immediate question is, who delivers the party favors to whom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 06:31:14 PM EST
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an interesting view from people who are supposedly teetotal

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 at 09:15:34 PM EST
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Yeah I'll do a blind test any day. One stipulation : wines in the same price range.

I have NOTHING against American wines. But I've had extremely little exposure to them, because I'm cheap.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 11:10:41 AM EST
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Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi's speaker bid
With Trump "helping" Pelosi choose bills and votes in the House, why in hell would anyone need a Democratic Party candidate for POTUS 2020?

What is the matter with these people?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 07:52:50 PM EST
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Does Pelosi need Trump's help?
Has she asked for it?
Is Trump trying to help Pelosi or to undermine her?
by Bernard on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 09:54:23 PM EST
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yes

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 20th, 2018 at 07:36:08 PM EST
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On second thought, I'm uncertain which migrant 'caravan' plummeting in US headline frequency (attributable to the 2018 US mid-term election) most interests you.

US press had plenty opinions about EU migrant CRISIS until Labor Day which was a pretty good foil for law 'n' order in the USA. Invasion by 'boat' had a certain prurient appeal to the impregnable Atlantic Ocean, and 'boat people' memories, not to mention the Immigration Act of  1965 are equally distant. Democratic Party functionaries are still around tho'.

I suspect, a bunch of refugees from conflict zones across Central America took umbrage and organized their 'media' game.

Now, the federales have installed razor wire. That's kind of Hungary, wouldn't you agree? Not new, not old, not attributable either to a US mid-term election.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 07:14:37 PM EST
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U.S. Border Patrol agents stand on the U.S. side of the border, seen through the concertina wire where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from Tijuana, Mexico. More buses of exhausted Central Americans in a caravan of asylum seekers have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where they're coming to grips with the likelihood they may be on this side of the frontier for an extended stay. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)


AP counts 2,000, 3,000 US asylum applicants. Baja California, MX, is offering jobs to legal residents.
US Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments in Trump census case
February, 2019: "A coalition of immigrant rights groups and 17 blue-leaning states argue the additional discovery is needed to fully understand the basis for the question"
Warren, 2020[?] Dems target private immigration detention center operators
accommodations while Census compiles decennial ... 2020-2022
Global Detention Project | France, Poland, Finland, Sweden, and more
country profiles


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 08:43:36 PM EST
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Former Sen. Barbara Boxer's Son and California Powerbroker Found Bilking Indian Tribe

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 at 06:42:47 AM EST
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