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LAS14's Journal
LAS14's Journal
May 10, 2017

How does the Comey firing make you feel??

For me it's like a Greek tragedy.

Comey is the source of our downfall. BUT, he was probably the source of our possible recovery. Trump may now have put an end to an investigation that would have revealed things for what they are.

I don't know how to feel.

How are you all feeling?

May 9, 2017

It's like a Greek tragedy.

Comey is the source of our downfall. BUT, he was probably the source of our possible recovery. Trump may now have put an end to an investigation that would have revealed things for what they are.

I don't know how to feel.

How are you all feeling?

May 9, 2017

Help me understand this WaPo story re Comey firing.

Help me understand this Post story. To me it seems to contain contradictory information.

“At another point in the testimony, Comey said Abedin “forwarded hundreds and thousands of emails, some of which contain classified information.’’

Neither of those statements is accurate, said people close to the investigation.”

Later on in the Post story it says:

“Investigators identified approximately 49,000 emails which were potentially relevant to the investigation,” the letter said.

“All were reviewed with a particular focus on those containing classified information. Investigators ultimately determined that two e-mail chains containing classified information were manually forwarded to Mr. Weiner’s account.’’

So… isn’t 49,000 a large number? And if “two e-mail chains contained classified information” wasn’t Comey telling the truth when he said “some of which contained classified information?”


May 9, 2017

Can't use a DropBox link in DU that I can use in e-mail.

Here is the link created by DropBox with no quotes around it.

Here is the link with lots of spaces inserted, so you can see the whole thing.
https:// www.dropbox.com /s/ 50tfj80obin8lxg/ Capture.PNG ?dl =0

If I paste this link into an e-mail messasge, it shows the content I wanted to display. But I'm not able to paste the whole link into a DU post so that it is usable. How come?


May 6, 2017

Too early to start thinking about campaign slogans?

I was struck when an interviewee on NPR (PBS??) reported asking his college class what Trump's campaign was about and everyone responded "Make America great again." No one could respond when he asked what Hillary's was. Now I know what Hillary's was, "Stronger Together." I thought it was great, but it obviously didn't grab people's attention. I admit I had to look up Obama's, but when I saw "Yes, we can!" I remembered that it made news stories in a way that "Stronger together" never did.

What is the secret of a riveting campaign slogan? I'm sorry to say that I think it may be more important than I had thought. Bringing change for the better everywhere she goes is a great attribute for a president, as far as I'm concerned, but it's not pointed enough to grab the modern attention span.


May 6, 2017

I searched for France, French, hacked and Macron....

...and can't find anything here from today about the hack of Macron's e-mails. The awful thing is that French law prohibits any publication of anything about the election at all 24 hours prior to election day. So the French people can't get any contextual explanation for whatever might have been released.

Has anything been posted here in DU that I just couldn't catch?


P.S. After I posted this I saw the post below, but it still doesn't show up on a search. Just my own OP...


May 5, 2017

Does anyone know the details of how they managed to pacify the far right...

... enough to get the AHCA passed without alienating too many moderates? How was this bill better (for the Repubs' purposes) than the last one?


May 3, 2017

I like the approach of ItStarts.Today - here's an e-mail from them.

Although this solicitation doesn't seem to follow the model they describe on their web site.

Help us keep up the pressure in this year's special elections

Two weeks ago, Democrat Jon Ossoff finished with more than twice the votes of his nearest Republican competitor in a special election in Georgia’s 6th District, securing a spot in a June runoff.

We got in touch then because something amazing happened: In more than thirty years, no Democrat had ever finished first in an election for Georgia’s 6th. Jon Ossoff’s amazing performance proves that Democrats can be competitive whenever and wherever we actually compete. And in less than a month, we have another chance: Rob Quist is running to fill Montana's open seat in the House of Representatives.

It Starts Today is proud to support Jon Ossoff in Georgia, Rob Quist in Montana, and other Democratic nominees running in special elections this year. That’s why we’re asking our supporters to chip in a special supplemental donation to fund our nominees in Georgia’s 6th and Montana’s at-large districts, and in Alabama’s special Senate election.

I’ll be blunt: our model is designed to rebuild the Democratic Party in the long term, not to focus on emerging races like the ones in Georgia and Montana. But our core mission is to grow the party by supporting Democratic candidates everywhere, and as one of IST’s earliest supporters, I know you care about seeing these two candidates succeed.

These races will send a strong message that no district is safe for Republicans to take for granted, and that Democrats are ready to resist Donald Trump’s agenda at every step. Will you join us in backing Jon Ossoff, Rob Quist and our Senate candidate in Alabama by chipping in $6?

Thanks for stepping up,

Founder, It Starts Today

May 1, 2017

Does anyone know why venues are so often just filled to capacity?

It's like everyone in a city/region called each other up to see how many were going, and decided to go or not to go depending on whether the crowd would be too big.

E.g., how come about 300 people show up at a concert hall that seats 350? Or 122 people show up at an Easter vigil at 4 a.m. in a chapel that seats 130?

I'm talking about events that don't have pre-paid ticketing.

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