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拜登副总之选乃弃中间选民之举 2020-08-11 17:35:53

.- Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate.  

Harris is the first Black woman, and the first person of Indian descent, to be selected as a running mate for a major party’s ticket. Harris’ mother was born in India, and her father was born in Jamaica. Harris is a staunch supporter of legal protection for abortion and has pushed Biden on that issue in recent months.

The choice was announced just shortly after 4:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 11. 

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” tweeted Biden on Tuesday.

Biden said that while serving as California’s attorney general, Harris worked with his late son, Beau. 

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign,” he said. 

Before being selected to run with Biden, Harris made headlines for her numerous attacks on the former vice president during the primary debates. Harris was especially critical of Biden’s long-time support for the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the use of federal funds for abortions. 

Biden supported the Hyde Amendment, both with his votes and publicly in writing and speeches, for over four decades. He reversed his position in June 2019, just one day after reaffirming his support for the policy. Harris was quick to point this out during the debate. 

“Only since you’ve been running for president this time, [have you] said that you in some way would take that back or you didn’t agree with that decision you made over many, many years and this directly impacted so many women in our country,” said Harris. 

Harris noted Biden’s previous reservations about unlimited legal protection to abortion, reservations which he abandoned during the Democratic primary process. Harris asked him during the primary “Do you now say that you have evolved and you regret that?”

As California attorney general, she drew criticism from the state Catholic conference by sponsoring a bill compelling pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise “free or low-cost” abortion services to their clients. That law was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2018. 

The senator has also previously raised concerns about Biden’s character.

In April 2019, Harris stated that she believed women who have accused Biden of sexual misconduct during his time in the Senate and as vice president. 

“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” she said at an event in Nevada. Biden himself denied ever acting “inappropriately” with women.

While in the Senate, Harris has served as a member of the Judiciary Committee, responsible for vetting candidates for federal judgeships. In 2018, Harris raised questions about the suitability of a candidate based on his membership of the Knights of Columbus.

In December 2018, Harris joined Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in scrutinizing the candidacy of Brian C. Buescher, an Omaha-based lawyer nominated by President Trump to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

The senators asked if belonging to the Catholic charitable organization could prevent judges from hearing cases “fairly and impartially.”

In her questions to Buescher, Harris described the Knights as “an all-male society” and asked if Buescher was aware that the Knights of Columbus “opposed a woman’s right to choose” and were against “marriage equality” when he joined.

Prior to her election to the Senate in 2016, Harris served as the California attorney general from 2011-2016, and was the San Francisco attorney general from 2004-2011. 

While she has cast herself as a “progressive” prosecutor, her tenure as AG has been a source of controversy during her political career on the national level. 

Harris had a mixed record on the death penalty in California, and faced criticism for her polices which saw Californians imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses. 

Harris came out in support for the legalization of marijuana in 2018. But during a debate in July, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) noted Harris had put “over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations” as attorney general, but laughed while confirming her own use of the drug in an interview

Gabbard also pointed out that Harris “blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row,” referring to inmate Kevin Cooper. Cooper was convicted of a quadruple homicide and sentenced to death in 1983, despite considerable evidence of his innocence. Cooper requested additional DNA testing, which Harris blocked as attorney general. 

In 2018, after she was elected to the Senate, she admitted she “felt awful” about her decision. Cooper is still on death row. 

While Harris declined to pursue the death penalty on several occasions, in 2014 she explicitly defended the practice after a California district court found it unconstitutional. 

"I am appealing the court's decision because it is not supported by the law, and it undermines important protections that our courts provide to defendants,” said Harris, calling the decision a “flawed ruling.” 

Harris has also pushed for laws that would criminalize the parents of truant children, who are disproportionately poor. 

During her inaugural address in 2011, Harris stated that she was “putting parents on notice” that truancy would be dealt with as a crime by parents.  

“If you fail in your responsibility to your kids, we are going to work to make sure you face the full force and consequences of the law,” she said. 

Eight years later, during an interview on a podcast, Harris admitted that several parents were jailed thanks to the statewide anti-truancy law she sponsored, though she said she “regretted” it.

Since entering the Senate, Harris’ thinking has shifted, and she now says she supports ending mandatory minimum sentences along with championing other progressive criminal justice reforms.

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痛定思痛,弃川粉圈投lone-shepherd博阵 2020-08-03 11:33:27




另外,在口罩战中,我发现川总阵营只是口号“喜欢赢”,真正的东方不败式地赢属于牧人的精英阵营。这场战争的开始是牧人的数据图表气势恢弘地出场,从证明口罩有用到下结论川粉精神病(牧人,我记忆很多图标数据的,怎都没了?);   我代表川阵回应,指出他们口罩既然这么有效就自己好好戴,我们不在乎!第一轮,万维挺牧人,民意上牧人完胜。接着,一草上场激将川粉,我将民主党假抗疫真搞舆论的实况转播了一下,牧人一见方向不对立刻上场扭转乾坤再次将话题转回口罩有用论。经过一番轮回,我基本上感受到了多元真理才是真正的赢家,绝对价值观和多元价值观战斗,基本上都会在自己的价值观标准上撞死,而多元价值观通过不同位置换不同价值观,永远都可以找到活路。


请参考明尼苏达政府告示取消警察后如何生活新闻:You do whatever you can to survive


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我为什么是主党黑? 2020-08-01 15:47:19


基督教的圣经上说耶和华我们的神是个jealous God (Exodus 20:5),很多人都受不了基督教的霸道,为此牧师们在带人信主的时候需要绕很多弯子替神说好话, 好安抚慕道友脆弱的感情。

这些日子,我不断观察在人类最文明的科技人文的拥护下日益向前progress的民主党,我才发现提倡多元化的主党的众神其实也是jealous gods。





在此,我要摘录一段西雅图city concilwoman Kshama Sawant暴揍亚马逊的雄壮发言:

We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism. This police state. We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it, and replace it with a world based, instead, on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality: a socialist world. Thank you. 


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业余川粉答一草博:我的生死干吗总让你要死要活的? 2020-07-29 20:05:54

Come on,一草博主,攻击完了川总找不到新鲜料转头攻击川粉是很不明智的。





也许有一天2020年美国大选可以作为媒体操纵选举的经典案例讲解,但是身在其中人好像都喝了让人东倒西歪的酒,谁能想象像拜登这样一个只配送进养老院的风烛残年会在媒体的民调上人气如虹呢?连万维都推出了“川普大选凉了?六种情况他依然可以翻盘”文宣。也许所有的华人文字工作者都在中国看美国新闻写文章吧,如果拜登形势如此之好,为什么Yahoo News急得只好关闭新闻评论呢(此事始末请看我被万维博客从“最新加入的博文”扔进垃圾桶的博文奥巴马为拜登助选致Yahoo网评翻车,终关闭)。



媒体每天都在轰炸洗脑氯喹没用/有毒/某人因氯喹死等等,可怜统治江湖这么久的老药,今年因为大选就这样身败名裂了,可见生不逢时有时就是这么夸张。只是媒体和各大网络霸主全面封杀那几个医生站出来挺氯喹的视频,不能不让人不知不觉走进阴谋论,据说Qanon现在已经风靡世界了Qanon has Gone Golbal(Vice)。




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没想到中国五毛特种兵“50 cents army”如此出名 2020-07-25 17:16:56

在网上看了一段关于中国洪水的国外报道视频,主持人结束的时候欢迎大家开始join“China 50 cents army”问问题,这是我第一次听到五毛的英文名,觉得太有趣了,没想到老美也熟悉中国的特种兵——五毛部队。




网络时代新名词,找网络字典 Urban Dictionary:


一件新事物出现让持守传统的文化总是难以接受,老外迷惘地问“中国果真有一个神秘的特种兵部队叫50 cents army吗?








香港人上街保卫一国两制的动静太大了,搞得连专心赚钱的美国的运动员都开始站队了——这再次显明川普总统分裂美国:崇尚BLM的黑人运动员都站在了不发达没特权的中国大陆一方声援中国人民,但是Daryl Morey这个白人种族主义分子却大声为有钱有势的特权阶层——一直享受中国大陆各种输血的香港人。

一心想到中国挣钱的Michael Bloomberg正在酝酿怎么参与2020年总统大选,见到这个机会脑袋一转,纽约商人的成本机会比较计算瞬间就出来了,这次不搞种族政治正确,于是给他手下的报纸总编发了个邮件:这次按新闻自由报道吧,怎么报都对川普没太大影响,对我们也算形象加分。





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