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Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform

Source: Raw Story

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.

“I don’t believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose,” Feinstein argued.

“It is not often used, it’s often less used now than when I first came, and I think it’s part of the Senate that differentiates itself,” Feinstein falsely claimed.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/outrage-against-dianne-feinstein-as-potential-judiciary-chair-comes-out-against-senate-reform/

Dump talking about Biden said "I've done more in 47 months than he's done in 47 years" ...

.. well yeah if we are talking about more catastrophic damage to our country and people that is a very true statement.

Good job for honesty Dump.

Ginsburg's passing really broke my wife.

She was crying last night. Ginsburg really was her hero. I want to make a donation in Ginsburg's memory to the senate seats most likely to flip. Any suggestions? Progressives, women, or minority candidates would be a bonus but I am a pragmatic guy would prefer seats which are winnable.

UPDATE:
Based on suggestions I am going to donate to
Harrison
Gideon
Bullock
Greenfield

in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in order to try and turn the Senate blue and protect her legacy.

Yet another attack on women by another means

Trump's plan would remove the head of household exemption. Disproportionately 'head of households' (single parents) are women. Their taxes will go up for having the audacity of not being married.

“If you’re a low- or moderate-income single parent, you’re going to get hurt,” said Tax Policy Center fellow Bob Williams, according to CBS News.


http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/25/millions-middle-class-families-tax-increases-trump-plan.html

There is a way to bypass the Electoral College without a constitutional ammendment.

http://www.fairvote.org/national_popular_vote

States are allowed under the Constitution to award their electors however they like. In theory having a coin flip would be legal. The national popular vote is an interstate compact where the states pass legislation to award all their electors to the winner of the national popular vote.

So far 11 states (well 10 states + DC) totaling 165 electoral votes have passed this compact in their state. States which have already passed the national popular vote:
CA
DC
HI
IL
MA
MD
NJ
NY
RI
VT
WA

To avoid penalizing states which adopt early the compact only takes effect once states totaling 270 electoral votes pass similar legislation. Once that happens the winner of the national popular vote will always have 270+ EV and the electoral college is essentially moot. It will still exist until repealed by an amendment but it will be easier to repeal it after a couple of decades under the national popular vote. Even if you are in favor of a full repeal the national popular vote is a way to get there.

Meet the Toy Smuggler of Syria



This man risks his life to bring toys to the kids of Syria.

Our POTUS wants you to make a plan ...



Sadly in Virginia I can't vote early. However if you live in a state that hasn't asininely decided 3 million people must all vote in the same 11 hour window ... VOTE EARLY!

In the good ol' days ...

https://twitter.com/13THFilm/status/786295040314253312

This is a chilling example of why Trump can not be President.

(not sure how to embed the video)

Does Pence not get the irony of leaving this tweet up?

https://twitter.com/GovPenceIN/status/674249808610066433

The 2016 Chevy Volt: An energy-efficient car that doesn’t drive like one

Overall, the Volt was easy to drive. It handled curves and bumps in the road well, the brakes were super smooth—not always the easiest thing to accomplish with a hybrid that has to juggle regenerative braking and traditional brake disks—and the high-tech safety features were a nice bonus. We're now big fans of Apple CarPlay when it works. The Volt is an efficient car, too—with help from the tracker on the dashboard I even beat Chevy’s promise of 53 electric-only miles by a mile

Once I was past the electric range of the car, the Volt was still smooth and handled extremely well. When I got back into my old Civic Hybrid at the end of the day, which is slow to accelerate and doesn’t absorb potholes and bumps in the road well, it was a noticeable difference. Yes, my own car is older, but the Volt didn't feel like an energy-efficient car. And that's a good thing. Stay tuned for a full review of the Volt in the coming months.


http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/10/the-2016-chevy-volt-an-energy-efficient-car-that-doesnt-drive-like-one/

I am often accused of being biased in favor of Tesla but I have to give credit to Chevy here. The 2016 Volt is pretty impressive and if Chevy can deliver on a 200 mile 2018 Bolt well they will finally redeem themselves for the EV1 debacle. I wonder if Chevy is kicking themselves. Keeping the EV1 running as a niche production line would have been a tiny portion of their budget but the experience gained would have allowed them to utterly destroy competitors in the plugin hybrid and EV segments. Still better late than never. More EVs from everyone please!
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