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People that refuse to vote for Hillary that were Bernie fans disgust me. I mean you are seriously o.k. with a president who hates minority groups, whose VP is in favor of fucking conversion therapy, wants to deport good & hard working people from this country for being born another nationality. It’s obvious that you just wanted to be a part of something and didn’t give a shit about the end result. Instead of coming together the democratic party is now in shambles. Get ready for the next 4 years Sanders fans because it’s not going to end how you want it to!  You have only yourselves to blame for that. 

politico.com
Sanders delegates exploring challenge of Kaine selection
By ADAM BEHSUDI

PHILADELPHIA — Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders are moving toward a challenge of Sen. Tim Kaine’s selection as presumptive vice presidential nominee, accusing Hillary Clinton of failing to roll back “some of the worst neo-liberal policies” with her choice of running mate.

“There’s serious interest right now and exploration as we speak of a formal challenge,” Norman Solomon, a California delegate and national coordinator for the Bernie Delegates Network, said at a news conference Monday. The network represents about 1,250 of the 1,900 delegates that have pledged support for Sanders.

Kaine’s selection riled Sanders supporters, who accuse the Virginia Democrat of being too closely tied to Wall Street and fault him for his past strong support for trade deals.

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anonymous asked:

Do you think the reports are true that Kasich turned down the offer to be Trump's VP?

My understanding is that the Trump campaign – particularly some of the leading aides and Trump’s kids – were pressing hard for Kasich to be Trump’s running mate. They understood the importance of Ohio, and the potential that Ohio could have to Trump’s campaign, but Kasich refused to consider it. Governor Kasich is a mild-mannered person, but he was clearly put off by Trump throughout the process, almost to the point of not acknowledging him in some of the debates. I think Kasich saw more than most of his fellow GOP rivals that attacking Trump was just as useless as cozying up to Trump, and did his best to neutralize Trump by pretending that Trump wasn’t on the level of the serious candidates. In a way, he was right, but that didn’t work, either. 

But Kasich recognized that he still had a job to go home to, and his gubernatorial term isn’t finished until 2019. Of all the 2016 GOP candidates for President, Kasich arguably set himself up better for 2020 than anyone else, especially after how Cruz’s non-endorsement of Trump was received in Cleveland. Kasich didn’t pull a Rubio and support Trump in the wake of the primary, and he skipped the GOP convention itself (while attending and hosting parties and events outside of the convention hall) despite the fact that it was held in the state where he is the incumbent Governor. I think the Trump campaign absolutely was hoping to get Kasich to join the ticket and Kasich flat-out refused. There was talk that Kasich was being offered the opportunity to be the “most powerful Vice President in history”, and that the Republican National Committee was working to try to heal any wounds between the two sides and bring them together because they also recognized that Kasich was perhaps the perfect running mate for Trump. People will criticize Kasich (and Cruz) for not following through on that “pledge” to support the eventual GOP nominee, but I have respect for both of them for standing up for what they believe in and refusing to support someone who is so wrong for the country. 

bit.ly
How Big Oil taught Big Tobacco to bend science | VICE News
The tobacco industry may not have been the first to deny that its products were harmful. Turns out it may have learned the trick from the oil majors.

It wasn’t news that the two industries had collaborated, but most people had assumed that the strategy had spread the other way—that Big Tobacco had pioneered the plan, and Big Oil had run with it later.

“It shocked us. Not once, but over and over again,” said Muffett, whose researchers have spent four years digging through corporate and university archives to assemble what they’re calling the “Smoke and Fumes” papers. “But, in retrospect, it shouldn’t have.”

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“Waiting For A Girl Like You” by Foreigner

4 (1981)

I DON’T LOVE MY BABY

My baby doesn’t seem to care, she won’t get it ‘cause she’s unaware

She doesn’t like me as much as she likes you

My baby wants to make you laugh, you won’t get it ‘cause she’s so far

Above the place where you met me and I met you

Gotta tell her that she’s smart and funny

Gotta know her that she’s good with money

Guess she fits the mould but she doesn’t fit me, doesn’t fit me

My baby doesn’t seem to care, she won’t get it ‘cause she’s unaware

She doesn’t like me as much as she likes you

And she likes you, she likes you

I don’t love my baby

I don’t need her or wanna see her not today

I don’t love my baby

I don’t wanna need her or wanna see her not today

I tell my baby what she wants to hear

But we’re just talking through the months and years

Likes the lies I tell her but she doesn’t like me, doesn’t like me

My baby doesn’t seem to care, she won’t get it ‘cause she’s unaware

She doesn’t like me as much as she likes you

And she likes you, she loves ya

I don’t love my baby

I don’t need her or wanna see her not today

I don’t love my baby

I don’t wanna need her or wanna see her not today

STAY

I wish I could steal your mind, stop you from leaving me behind

I would wind back the days, stop the things that make us break

I wish I could tell you things, something to reject all the stings

I wish I could steal your mind, you know I’m gonna try and steal your mind


I’m begging from the break of day, hey hey

You’re never gonna let me say stay stay

I’m begging from the break of day, hey hey

You’re never gonna let me say stay stay stay


I never know what’s in your mind, it’s why I have to tell you that you’re mine

I can never wind back the days, you know we never really had to break

Never know what’s in your mind, it’s why I have to tell you that you’re mine

I can never wind back the days, you know we never really had to break


I’m begging from the break of day, hey hey

You’re never gonna let me say stay stay

I’m begging from the break of day, hey hey

You’re never gonna let me say stay stay stay

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When I started making [Epicly Later’d], I remember Vice wanted to put music in my show, which is what I was trying to avoid—those kind of lifestyle cues. Have like a rap song or a Rancid song to communicate skate culture, which I didn’t like. I was like, “I don’t want to sell this as some kind of lifestyle.” You know when you’d watch a skateboarding contest on television, there’d be some dude with a crooked hat, and he’d be like, “We’re here in the skateboard chill room with these radical dudes,” and they would talk in this stupid voice about what they are doing. It was so lifestyle. Whereas, if you were watching the Olympics or baseball, nobody is in the dugout being like, “Yo, we’re with these super fresh baseball players.”

I wanted to elevate it and take it that seriously like we were talking about an art or a sport, or something that should be taken seriously or treated with reverence, and not like we were talking about some juvenile activity.

Behind the Rise of Epicly Later’d :: A Conversation with Patrick O’Dell