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- Jun 5, 2005
I've never been a huge fan of "American greatness," but ya gotta admit, there's a certain sadness that the country of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson is no more.Donald is certifiable.(Irrational)...... , I swear. It is just sickening. And there are idiots that fall for this??
Newsweek asked the questions about her eligibility. Newsweek is well-known for its far-right views.Donald is certifiable.(Irrational)...... , I swear. It is just sickening. And there are idiots that fall for this??
I totally agree. I think this is what is making me so angry at times. Like can't people SEE what is happening?? As I mentioned ..... half my family is American.......so I have a vested interest in the US doing well. I grieve at the deterioration that is taking place under Donald.I've never been a huge fan of "American greatness," but ya gotta admit, there's a certain sadness that the country of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson is no more.
Of the C-54s that roared into the sky to achieve the impossible, keeping West Berlin free, only one is left. It is gutted, its engines removed, and set up as a static display at Tempelhof.
Yes she sort of reminds me of Sarah Palin , a rising star . Will she fizzle out as well ?Agree. She can handle herself well. I really think she is a great pick. Did you see her interrogate Barr?/ She is no slouch in the smarts dept either.. Making History. ( that too is dissing the donald off..he has zero tolerance for anyone else being first , or best
, or bigger etc than him....... .everything is in superlatives with him......
Yes she sort of reminds me of Sarah Palin , a rising star . Will she fizzle out as well ?you said all that , not Jim . Maybe she just has round heels . She wouldn’t be the only handsome woman with that infection .And here I was thinking that the first misogynistic remarks would come from Trump, but okay, let's play.
So to your point, of course when a woman makes her way to the top of any male dominated heap she must have ****ed her way there right? Leaving in her wake a trail of stilettos and lingerie littering the floors of boardrooms and bedrooms everywhere. Of course she must have, how else could she have navigated her way through the testosterone filled world of powerful men. You know the men I'm talking about right? The ones who likely didn't **** men on their way to the top certainly did **** over a few to get there. No, a woman couldn't possibly make it to the top on her own merit, dedication and hard work. A woman who holds degrees in both political science and law, a woman who became deputy DA to later rise through the ranks to become DA, who later became AG of California and who would become a Senator and who is now Biden's pick as Vice President only got there because she slept with one specific man, Willie Brown, over 20 years ago. Really?
Now let's play with your theory a little. According to you the only way a woman can make it to the top is by sleeping with a man to get there, okay but then, what does that say about some men? Are some men so easily influenced and manipulated? So easily played by a woman? These strong powerful men of influence and action can be brought to their knees by what rests a little above a woman's knees? I think that ridiculous comment you made says a lot more about men than it does women.
As to the remainder of your post, it's just noise, political noise coming from those who are threatened by the choice Biden made, a strong woman who has and can take all that comes her way. And will the "ploy" work? I guess we'll know soon enough.
You two should sneak out back . A veritable love fest .My guess would be the connection is that Trump saw him on Fox news mirroring everything Trump says about the virus. That's all Trump needed to hear.
Oh yeah he's intimidated by strong people, especially strong women. His insecurity and constant need to be praised is sad frankly, to be a man so in need of constant ego stroking. What a lonely man he must be.
In late 2009, Sharon Woo, an assistant San Francisco district attorney and well-known drug prosecutor, sent an e-mail to a superior regarding the conduct of San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) crime lab technician Debbie Madden. According to the e-mail, the assistant DA gathered that “Debbie is unhappy with the lab and strategically picks days and times to be sick which have the greatest impact on work,” and that Madden had become “increasingly undependable for testimony.”
Not long afterwards, a fellow SFPD technician noticed that envelopes in her bin, containing drug samples awaiting testing, appeared to have been tampered with. She asked if Madden had anything to do with it, and after first denying the tampering, Madden admitted to having rifled through the bin. A rapid unravelling of events led to an investigation into Madden’s conduct, producing evidence that she had taken samples from the lab, possibly for her own use, and also possibly tainting evidence in the process.
This information, while known to the district attorney’s office, was not disclosed to defence attorneys.
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The district attorney at the time? Kamala Harris, now the running-mate to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“No excuses,” said Kamala Harris said of the incident in a 2019 interview with the Washington Post. “The buck stops with me.”
From there, the dominos fell quickly. A defendant in a narcotics case filed to dismiss the charges against him for Brady violations (that is, where due process has been violated due to the state’s failure to disclose exculpatory information), and the case was attached by nearly two dozen other defendants. The district attorney first estimated the possible violation was limited to those 20-odd defendants, but the extent of the damage ballooned so rapidly that the DA’s office ended up dismissing nearly 1,000 drug-related cases—nearly 700 of them pending, and hundreds more for convictions already rendered.
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At the time, however, the district attorney’s office attempted to pin the responsibility on the SFPD, for which it was castigated by California Superior Court judge Anne-Christine Massullo in the 2010 case: “It’s not the police department who has the affirmative obligation,” said the judge at the time. “It’s the district attorney. That’s who the courts look to. That’s tho the community looks to, to make sure all of the information constitutionally required is provided to the defence.”
That’s who the community looks to.
As a district attorney, the California attorney general and U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris was looked to as a pillar for America’s Black communities, and for her part, Harris has spoken plenty of responsibility: responsibility for parents, whose truant children were deemed more likely to join gangs; responsibility for recreational drug users, whose habits and addictions were not only spoiling their own communities, but fuelling narco-wars south of the border; and responsibility for the worse-off members of the community, whose involvement with and enablement of “gangs” and criminal activity needed stamping out.
And so this “progressive prosecutor” embarked on a carceral crusade, threatening the arrest and fine of parents whose children above eighth grade missed too many classes (resulting in a few dozen charges across the state, depending on the whims of local prosecutors), successfully prosecuting roughly 1,900 marijuana-related cases as San Francisco DA, and launching the “back on track” anti-recidivism program, which achieved some measure of lowering repeat offences, but saw the rise of inmates in San Francisco jails nonetheless.
The community could count on Harris to not only blame it for its own problems, and turn the force of the law in its direction, but when it came to those who posed a danger to the community, where was Harris then?
Let’s take the case of OneWest Bank, a predatory lender led by current Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from 2009 to 2015, as an example. Harris, who was California’s Attorney General at the time, declined to prosecute the bank for rather obscenely violating foreclosure rules in order to throw homeowners onto the street. Investigative journalists at The Intercept even obtained a memo including a sample legal complaint provided by the AG office’s Consumer Law Section, which Harris‘s office, for whatever reason, failed to act on.
In 2016, Mnuchin donated to Harris’s campaign, making her the only Democrat to receive any such contribution. The donation was not returned.
Or the case of Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse against children. Harris’s DA office opted to keep church personnel files secret. In the case of Pacific Gas and Electric—a California electric utility company—and its possible culpability in California wildfires? Harris’s AG office declined to pursue an investigation into alleged illegal dealings between the company and state regulators.
And despite establishing a brand as a blistering critic of the Trump administration, Harris has not only voted to fund Trump’s war in Syria, but voted for a bill with a Hyde Amendment provision against federal funding for abortion. As California AG, Harris attempted to block gender reassignment for a trans inmate, and as a DA, Harris supported a provision that placed undocumented students in the custody of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement if charged with a crime—even if it separated them from their parents.
As the first woman of Black and South Asian descent to appear on a presidential ticket, Kamala Harris’s status as running mate to Joe Biden is indeed historic. But representation does not imply cooperation, loyalty, or any degree of respect beyond the superficial. The matter of “Black and brown communities” in this election is murky indeed, when Harris’s policy record indicates an alignment with some communities and hard-pressed against others.
At a time when Black people and communities of colour rise up against police violence and the carceral state, America’s self-declared “top cop” has certainly not been the one for any of these communities to look to for justice. And there is no excuse for that.
Yes she sort of reminds me of Sarah Palin , a rising star . Will she fizzle out as well ?you said all that , not Jim . Maybe she just has round heels . She wouldn’t be the only handsome woman with that infection .
You two should sneak out back . A veritable love fest .
Great interview. Love Christiana. Jared K.......Not so much ;-)Oh Look, another strong woman, I wonder who she slept with to get where she is.
On the other hand I know who the guy she's interviewing slept with to get where he is.
Great interview. Love Christiana. Jared K.......Not so much ;-)
Inter-sting thing about strong , competent and successful women. they don't get into the silly game playing that the testosterone laden counterparts do. the woman's achievements speak for themselves. christianna is a class act.