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Off to the goddamned hardware store

By bus, taking hours, because my small town doesn't have a hardware store within walking distance, like it used to. Read below the fold...

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Cute meet: Hochul Rejects Wu Debate Challenge in Person at Manhattan Campaign Stop

New York Observer:

“Hi, I’m Tim Wu. Kathy, it’s a pleasure to finally meet in person,” Mr. Wu said.

Ms. Hochul echoed the greeting, and Mr. Wu started to walk away with his aides–however, a person who would only identify themselves to the Observer as a campaign worker for Mr. Schneiderman [!!] nudged him and urged him to press his opponent to argue the issues. Read below the fold...

"Teachout, Wu sue state Democrats over pro-Cuomo mailers"

Politics on the Hudson:

Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout’s campaign is due in state Supreme Court in Manhattan this afternoon to seek a temporary restraining order that would prevent the state’s Democratic operation from funding mailers supporting Cuomo and running mate Kathy Hochul in this Tuesday’s primary election. (Several Democratic Committee-funded mailers have already gone out to primary voters.)

The Teachout campaign cites section 2-126 of the state Election Law: a ban on spending party money on any one candidate in a primary election.

The (Democratic) party is undermining the actual function of the party, which is to allow Democratic primary voters to make the decision between candidates,” Teachout said in interview. “Party leadership can’t make decisions between candidates before voters make the decision. That’s what we see here, and it’s a real problem.”

The article does give reasoning on why it's not so simple: Read below the fold...

Actual Democrat arrested during $15.00/hour fast food protest

Roll Call:

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., was arrested Thursday afternoon while protesting with fast-food workers during nationwide strikes to raise the minimum wage.

“I take great pride in supporting Milwaukee workers as they risk arrest in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow for their families,” Moore said in a statement following her arrest.

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In the garden: Grass I can live with, from the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

I've successfully destroyed most of my lawn, along with most of the quack grass (although it keeps coming back, horribly). But this Appalachian Sedge looks very nice!

Foolishly, I Googled to find its Zone, only to remember that it's growing happily in Maine already! At the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! Note to self: Don't let your fingers do the thinking. Read below the fold...

Why Are Obama/NATO Stoking a Thermo-Nuclear War With Russia?

So what on earth would be the payoff of a thermo-nuclear war with Russia? It would end all life on the planet.

Are Obama and the crazed neocons and crazed neo-liberal interventionists so obsessed with geo-political and military gamesmanship they just can’t resist raising the ante to F*CKING THERMO-NUCLEAR WAR?

Why does Russian involvement with Ukraine have anything to do with US national security for one thing?

What on earth are the NATO leaders thinking, as well? Read below the fold...

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Real Fiscal Responsibility 5; Carter: Environmental Degradation

This, the fifth post in a series evaluating the fiscal responsibility/irresponsibility of the Governments of the United States (mostly the Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Federal Reserve) by Administration periods, beginning in 1977 to 1981 with the Jimmy Carter period, will cover the performance of the Government on the environment and climate change aspect of “public purpose.” Posts 1, 2, 3, and 4, discussed some basic definitions and assumptions of the series and evaluated Government performance relating to economic stagnation, living wage full employment, price stability/inflation, implementing universal health care, and educational reform.

I've explained why fiscal responsibility is closely connected to the idea of public purpose, in this post prior to beginning the series. You'll want to read it, if you want to know what I mean by “public purpose,” and see what else that pregnant term includes, apart from enhancing the environment.

In the first post, I also claimed that the Government of the United States has been fiscally irresponsible in every Administration period since 1977, because its fiscal policies have largely worked against key aspects of public purpose. The first 4 posts supported that claim across 5 aspects of public purpose, as will this one. Future posts in this series will attempt to document it across additional aspects of public purpose. Read below the fold...

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Bezos makes the Washington Post worse

Ronald Reagan’s No. 1 superfan now runs the Washington Post

I want to add some thoughts to the Salon article. The Washington Post has problems way beyond the typical "finding a business model in the digital age" problem. Way beyond.

The Washington Post is a right wing Republican newspaper in a Democratic town. The inside-the-beltway precincts have gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1960, every single one. Read below the fold...

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Cuomodämmerung: He'll win, but he's going to look awful dumb doing it

This is a delicious column from Albany Times-Union's Capitol Confidential. So Teachout debated Republican Astorino and an empty chair, because Cuomo couldn't be bothered to show up. Hilarity ensues, first from New York Democratic Party hack -- sorry for the redundancy -- Basil Patterson: Read below the fold...

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