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Bernie Sanders Lobs A Crippling Blow At The Kochs With Bill To Publicly Fund Elections
During a campaign event in New Hampshire today, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he will be filing a bill that would effectively cripple the Kochs and right-wing billionaires by providing public funding for elections.

“We’re going to introduce legislation which will allow people to run for office without having to beg money from the wealthy and the powerful,” Sanders said.
He called the current campaign finance system a “sad state of affairs.” Public funding, he added, would level the political playing field and make elections more competitive. It also would let candidates spend more time meeting voters and discussing issues and less time raising campaign funds. “That’s called democracy and I am going to do everything I can to bring that about,” Sanders said.’

Scott Walker tricked into posing with $900 million Koch Brothers check.

Ultimate troll level complete.  Everyone else can give it up and go home now.  This whole circus is so ridiculously entertaining, I almost don’t mind the fact that these Republican candidates exist in the first place.

(Almost.  Let’s not get crazy, they are still terrible and will ruin the country *slash* entire planet if given enough rope.)

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Jeśli ktoś kocha kwiat, który jest jedyny na milionach i milionach planet, to mu wystarcza do szczęścia patrzenie na gwiazdy i mówi sobie:“Gdzieś tam jest mój kwiat”. Lecz jeśli baranek zje kwiat, to tak jakby wszystkie gwiazdy zgasły. I to nie jest ważne?
—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Mały Książę

Here’s what Charles Koch actually said: “I think we can have growth rates in excess of 4%. When I’m talking about growth rates, I’m not talking about that GDP, which counts poison gas the same as it counts penicillin. What a monstrous measure this is. If we make more bombs, the GDP goes up — particularly if we explode them.”

I’m not going to give Time Magazine the web traffic by linking to their hit piece. Just wanted to show you to what extent Koch Derangement Syndrome has gripped the media.

“Look at the American revolution, the anti-slavery movement, the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement,” Koch instructed the gathered conservatives. “All of these struck a moral chord with the American people. They all sought to overcome an injustice.”

“And we, too,” he claimed, “are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back.”

The GOP megadonor says the conservative movement is in “a life-or-death struggle for our country”

Most tourists like to go to the top of the Empire State Building.  But this last trip we decided it would be funny just to visit the bottom of the Empire State Building.  We went to a pharmacy to buy dental floss, and then we visited the main lobby.  We thought we were hilarious.

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Check out my montage I made for my world dream team :)

I understand that Republicans, including many of those running for president, are dependent on the Koch brothers, oil companies, and other fossil-fuel contributors.


Maybe for once they can overcome the needs of their campaign contributors and worry instead about the planet they are leaving their kids and grandchildren and young people all over the world.

We went to NYC to see Fun Home on Broadway.  The real kicker for us was that my son Eli is friends with Oscar Williams who is one of the stars of the play. They were in a bunch of Very Merry Theatre plays together in Vermont before Oscar left for Broadway to do this show.

Best part: going backstage and having an impromptu Saturday night dance party complete with disco lights in the dressing rooms after the show with some of the cast.

Actually, this trip was so awesome, everything was the best part.