2PP120 – 19 May 2016

2PP_Album_art 1400x1400Back to political stuff this episode—though we start with just chatting.

When the political talk begins, we start with talk about how the Donald might win in November. Then we go on to talk about Bernie and his supporters. Arthur is increasingly annoyed with some of Bernie’s most ardent fans. We have a few other complaints. We have a go at Drumpf and the Republicans, too, of course. We even talk about illegal immigration, both the hypocrisy of those who claim to want to fight it, and what would happen if they actually did.

Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment (agree or disagree!).

Links for this episode:
”Most “Pro-Life” Americans Unsure About Trump’s Abortion Views” – Gallup
”How Would Americans React to a President Trump’s First 100 Days?” – Gallup
”Who are Trump’s potential Supreme Court picks?” – MSNBC
”The smug style in American liberalism” – The Vox piece we mentioned
”An Historic Night at Nationals’ Park — Max Scherzer Strikes out 20” Jason’s blog post on the game we mentioned at the very end
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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2 Responses to 2PP120 – 19 May 2016

  1. The Nevada chair-throwing thing is mostly BS: http://www.snopes.com/did-sanders-supporters-throw-chairs-at-nevada-democratic-convention/

    Bernie IS supporting a bunch of down-ballot candidates. In this email from May 28:
    Tim Canova: He is the law professor who is running against DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Tim Canova has been challenging Wall Street banks and political corruption for most of his adult life, and fought to stop the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999. Tim has endorsed Bernie Sanders, and Bernie has endorsed Tim.

    Nanette Barragán: She is running in California’s 44th Congressional District, taking on one of the biggest recipients of oil and tobacco money in the entire state. On the Hermosa Beach City Council, she fearlessly took on Big Oil and won, and now she’s running to raise the minimum wage, fight for good, local jobs, and guarantee equal pay for equal work.

    Eric Kingson: Eric founded Social Security Works to defend that program from attack — and to expand Social Security benefits for generations to come. Now he’s running in New York’s 24th Congressional District to continue the fight to save and expand Social Security from inside the Capitol. Eric has endorsed Bernie Sanders.

    Susannah Randolph: From her student organizer days to serving as Executive Director of Florida Watch Action, Susannah has dedicated her life to grassroots organizing for working families. She led statewide efforts to fight Rick Scott’s anti-middle class agenda, and helped lead the fight against the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — now she’s running in Florida’s 9th Congressional District to expand Social Security, fight climate change, and get money out of politics.

    And there are others.

  2. It IS illegal to hire an undocumented worker. It HAS been so for 30 years.

    The problem is that it is poorly enforced.

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