Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Yes, the System Is Rigged
Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked to explain how Hillary lost NH primary by 22% but came away with same number of delegates.
Tre Goins-Phillips of TheBlaze summarizes the evasive yet unintentionally revealing answer:
The DNC chairwoman explained to Tapper that the unpledged delegates, or the superdelegates, are a completely separate category from the pledged delegates, which Clinton and Sanders were competing for in the Granite State.
So far, so good. But then:
“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” Wasserman Shultz said, adding that the Democratic Party “highlights inclusiveness and diversity at our convention” and wants to give activists “every opportunity” to participate, which she says it what the superdelegates are for.
Wait a minute! If grassroots activists turn out for a candidate the way they did for Sanders, the superdelegates nullify the resulting margin of victory. I guess by saying they “don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” DWS means they don’t even have to go to the voters to get their way.
Writer’s note: I know there’s a few fics out there with Felix and Cal getting naughty in Tapper’s store room, but this idea came to me today and it’s always fun having our favorite ship being naughty! Earlier when writing this, I didn’t save it and lost 5 paragraphs when my internet connection suddenly went out. After kicking myself in the pants, I tried to remember what I wrote started over again!
Asked by Jake Tapper about so-called “Berniebros” (a term we discourage because it stereotypes Bernie’s supporters), Bernie delivered important words today: “Anybody who is supporting me and doing sexist things, we don’t want them.”
Months ago, to his credit, Bernie stepped up and said this:
“I think for a variety of reasons, Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack for many, many years. In fact, I can’t think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton. And by the way, let me be frank and I’m running against her: Some of it is sexist. I don’t know that a man would be treated the same way that Hillary is.”
We are gratified that Bernie is willing to join us in rejecting those who reinforce the gender barrier in American politics.
I’m slowly working on a Game Central Station in isometric sprites. So far the only things I’ve made myself (as in are not placeholder items) are Bill (for no good reason) and the PSA boxes. Areas so-far set up (but nowhere near done): the power strip, Tapper’s, and Niceland Apartments.
Its a little hard to give tips when I can’t see your work but in the regard with flow it really comes down to practice, and confidant steady stokes.
A lot of artist I know (me included when I’m doing traditional art) fall into the habit of what I call the scratching technique. (on the left of the gif)This is where you make a lot of tiny lines to form one line instead of having the confidence to just do it in one go. (on the right o the gif) Now don’t get discouraged there’s a much higher chance that you will mess up. Heck unless you have a very steady hand it’s a grantee. But trust me you do it enough and over time you’ll learn when to tapper off or stop the line by instinct.
Oh! Also a better your steadiness is to draw with your arm and not your wrist there’s a reason why the old painters drew on eisles and not on desks. You have more reach with your arm than your wrist so you can make very sweeping lines (you can kinda cheat with making your canvas very small and still rely on your wrist but it’s a bad habit….one I have.)
The biggest thing your going to have to grapple with is your drive to be better. Flow comes from years of drawing like any other muscle your arm and wrist need be trained before it can preform the kind of lines for you want. So just take your time and draw for the fun not the improvement. The more you enjoy the art the more you’ll do it the more you do it the more experience you gain and before you know it your skill level is going to be amazing.
Tapper:Have you heard about this phenomenon “Bernie bros?” People who support you, and sometimes attack in very crude and sexist ways…
Sanders:Yeah, I have heard about it. It’s disgusting. We don’t want that crap. And we will do everything we can, and I think we have tried. Look, anybody who is supporting me doing sexist things — we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.
Tappers used to only permit characters that were 21 and over in. However, they soon added a family friendly zone as a bonus level. This is one of Vanellope’s favorite places to go with Ralph. She usually gets a hamburger because it is a nice change from her usual candy diet.