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Not so fast, Mikey...
« Reply #4125 on: February 15, 2020, 02:01:46 PM »
Like many, I have been impressed by the throw weight of Mike Bloomberg's messaging assault on American eyeballs. And I have enjoyed the reported angst that his messaging has inflicted on Fat Orange. Yet I am also wary of Bloomberg's oligarchic attempt to purchase the Democratic nomination, and by the sheer effect of showing incalculable sums against broadcast schedules for political effect. We're in territory we've never been in before.

It is not hard to imagine Bloomberg being the outcome of a brokered convention, a la Hubert Humphrey isn 1968. Or qt least it wasn't. Keep your eyes on these stories. They could leave a mark.

‘Cokehead, Womanizing, Fag’: Michael Bloomberg’s Book of ‘Wisdom’ Resurfaces
The damning release of an unathorized book of quotes by Michael Bloomberg paints a devastating picture of the Democratic presidential candidate.



Barbie Latza Nadeau, Correspondent-At-Large

Updated Feb. 15, 2020 11:53AM ET / Published Feb. 15, 2020 11:36AM ET 

“Cokehead, womanizing, fag.” That’s the way Michael Bloomberg once characterized a competitor in New York’s financial industry, according to a book of quotes presented to the billionaire businessman for his 48th birthday in 1990.

The quote is one of a number of vulgar and degrading remarks, contained in a gag gift presented to Bloomberg by an employee, that may spell trouble for the former New York mayor as he attempts to convince Democrats he can topple Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

The tome, titled Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg, was published in full by the Washington Post on Saturday morning. It has been quoted at length over the years but has never been printed in full by a mainstream outlet.

The booklet was produced by Elisabeth DeMarse, who worked as Bloomberg’s chief marketing officer. “Yes, these are all actual quotes,” she wrote in her introduction. “No, nothing has been embellished or exaggerated.”

Some of the quotes are pure bathroom humor, like his comments on salesmanship that simply states, “Make the customer think he’s getting laid when he’s getting fucked”. Another says, “As Chuch Colsen put it: if you have them by their balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”

Others are highly sexist, like one that has a name redacted in the Post’s document. “What do I want? I want an exclusive, 10-year contract, an automatic extension, and I want you to pay me. And I want a blow job from [name redacted]. Have you seen [name redacted] lately? Not bad for fifty.”

The misogynistic, homophobic remarks predate the #MeToo era and show a sophomoric obsession with referencing oral sex. On the subject of computers, he said: “You know why computers will never take the place of people? Because a computer would say that the sex of the person giving you a blow job doesn’t matter.”

His company’s financial information computers “will do everything, including give you [oral sex]. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business,” he said in another remark.

Some of the quoted remarks are relatively mild, like, “The three biggest lies are: the check’s in the mail, I’ll respect you in the morning, and I’m glad I’m Jewish.”

Others are positively eyebrow raising, like, “The Royal Family—what a bunch of misfits—a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.” He characterizes one competitor as, “Cokehead, womanizing, fag.”

The booklet is peppered with cartoons that depict Bloomberg in various poses, of which many are less than flattering like him dressed as a Roman Centurion fighting off dogs with name tags like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sacks and Citibank.

The booklet’s publication caps a bad week for Bloomberg, who has been dogged by unearthed comments on income inequality and racial profiling.

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Former employee says he heard Bloomberg ask a female co-worker if she was going to 'kill it' after announcing her pregnancy



Connor Perrett
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A former employee of Michael Bloomberg corroborated an accusation that the business mogul told a woman to "kill it" after she announced her pregnancy, according to The Washington Post. 

Bloomberg, now a Democratic presidential candidate, has faced repeated faced accusations of directing sexist and crude comments to women at his company, Bloomberg LP, and previously denied that he told this to a female employee. 

"He talked kind of crudely about women all the time," the former employee told The Washington Post.

Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg once remarked that a pregnant employee at his company should "kill it" upon learning that she was pregnant, a former Bloomberg employee told The Washington Post.

While the particular allegation has previously been reported as it was the subject of a highly publicized lawsuit against Bloomberg in 1997, a former Bloomberg employee who wasn't involved in that lawsuit said he heard Bloomberg make the comments.

Bloomberg has denied the particular allegation under oath during the lawsuit, though he eventually reached an undisclosed settlement with the woman, Sekiko Sakai Garrison, once a top salesperson at his company. 

According to court documents, the incident occurred on April 11, 1995 when Bloomberg noted Garrison, who began working for Bloomberg in 1989, hadn't been invited to participate in a photo. 

"Why didn't they ask you to be in the picture? I guess they saw your face," Bloomberg said to Garrison, according to the complaint from the 90s, that as Business Insider previously noted, has continued to cause issues for Bloomberg in the decades that have followed. 

He asked her about her marriage — apparently part of a pattern that involved Bloomberg prodding and ridiculing women in his office who were married. When Garrison told Bloomberg her marriage was good, in part, because she was pregnant, Bloomberg reportedly made the comments. 

"He responded to her, 'Kill it!'" the court documents read. "Plaintiff asked Bloomberg to repeat himself, and again he said, 'Kill it!' and muttered, 'Great! Number 16!' suggesting to plaintiff his unhappiness that sixteen women in the Company had maternity-related status. Then he walked away."

In the WaPo report published Saturday, David Zielenziger, a former Bloomberg employee told the Washington Post he heard Bloomberg make the comment, calling it "outrageous." "I understood why she took offense," he added. 

"I remember she had been telling some of her girlfriends that she was pregnant," Zielenziger told the Washington Post. "And Mike came out and I remember he said, 'Are you going to kill it?' And that stopped everything. And I couldn't believe it."

Zielenziger told the DC newspaper that he never spoke to Garrison about the incident and was not a party in her lawsuit against their former boss. 

"He talked kind of crudely about women all the time," Zielenziger said, adding that the type of comment was typical of the billionaire. 
Ken Cooper, identified as a software engineer who now leads Bloomberg's human resources department, told the Washington Post in an interview set up by Bloomberg's team that, while he did not hear the comments, he confirmed that Garrison had — at the time — recounted what she had heard. 

When word got to Bloomberg that Garrison had been upset by his comments, the CEO called her and left a lengthy voicemail claiming that she had misinterpreted his comments, according to notes taken by Garrison published by The Washington Post.

"When you have time, give me a buzz or stop by...I don't understand," Bloomberg said on a message he left for Garrison, according to the handwritten account. "I didn't even know you were pregnant until the other day...(another employee) said you were all upset...whatever you heard wasn't what I said and whatever I said had nothing to do with pregnancies...I couldn't be happier you are having a child…I apologize if there was something you heard but I didn't say it, didn't mean it, didn't say it."

"Virtually all of this has been reported over the past two decades," a Bloomberg spokesperson told Business Insider. "In any large organization, there are going to be complaints — but Mike simply does not tolerate any kind of discrimination or harassment, and he's created cultures that are all about equality and inclusion."

Business Insider has previously detailed the reported culture at Bloomberg, which was described by one former employee as a "reckless playground" for the company's male executives who would "target young, female, naive employees" for sex. There have been numerous lawsuits against the company over the course of the past two decades, according to the report. 

There are two reports of alleged sexual assault by executives at Bloomberg's company, Busines Insider reported, with the most recent report occurring in 2016. Bloomberg himself was known for his crude comments, which are further detailed in the booklet published by The Washington Post on Saturday. 

"In any large organization, there are going to be complaints — but Mike has never tolerated any kind of discrimination or harassment, and he's created cultures that are all about equality and inclusion," Campaign Chair Patricia E. Harris said in an emailed statement, adding that she's worked with Bloomberg for 26 and "he has always hired and promoted women into senior leadership roles."
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Trump's Reichstag Fire Is Here, And It's Going To Burn For The Next Nine Months
« Reply #4126 on: February 17, 2020, 06:09:50 AM »
Trump's Reichstag Fire Is Here, And It's Going To Burn For The Next Nine Months



Yesterday in the Oval Office, the alleged president again congratulated Bill Barr's Justice Department for intervening in the Roger Stone sentencing on his behalf, because the baby thinks it's unfaaaaaaaaaair. He also, as usual, said meaningless words about FISA warrants (that had nothing to do with Roger Stone) and whined about someone only receiving two months for leaking "highly classified information," even though his dumb ass leaked "highly classified information" to the Russians, our adversaries, the day after he fired James Comey, in that very same Oval Office. Oh, and of course he played cute with whether or not he's planning on pardoning Stone.

In other words, typical day in the hellscape that is now America.

The Trump White House swears, at least on record, that he's not retaliating and unleashing a campaign of revenge on all those he perceives to have slighted him, of course he's not doing that, HOW DARE YOU EVEN. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien huffed at a think tank event Tuesday that Trump's retaliatory firings of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his brother Yevgeny Vindman were totally normal, nothing to see here, they were "absolutely" not retaliated against, and also those guys were bad. O'Brien insisted, "We're not a country where a bunch of lieutenant colonels can get together and decide what the policy is of the United States," and added that "we are not a banana republic," to which we reply OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR: Assumes facts not in evidence. We live in Donald Trump's fuckshow vision of America now. It's looking more and more like a banana republic every day.

Meanwhile, White House comms idiot Keegan Gaygley Booger Whimsybottom Hogan Gidley told Fox News on Wednesday that it was just "ludicrous" to suggest Trump pressed Bill Barr to piss on the Justice Department and cause the resignations of four respected career prosecutors, by intervening to get Roger Stone's sentence reduced to a slap on the wrist, a pony ride and a free blowjob, HOW DARE YOU EVEN. Gidley said, of course, that Trump "has the right" to interfere with the Justice Department, because of how he is an unaccountable king, we guess, but he "just didn't" do that.

In other words, the gaslighting is in full effect.

But the truth is that of course Donald Trump is retaliating, and of course he's turned the Justice Department into a lawless organ for airing his grievances. He's firing everybody who ever went against him by refusing to commit crimes for him, and he's taking his revenge, because he's fucking unleashed. In the seemingly neuron-free zone that is Donald Trump's brain, he has really and truly been "acquitted" of all wrongdoing, or at least he now fully understands that as long as the Senate is controlled by Republicans, he really can do anything he wants. He literally says he won in the Senate on impeachment 52 to nothing. In the House he thinks he won 197 to nothing. In his mind, the Democrats are illegitimate and do not exist.

The Daily Beast reported yesterday on the scene inside the White House, and it's chilling. He's still directing Rudy Giuliani to investigate the Bidens in Ukraine, the scheme for which he was impeached. He "wants to get to the bottom of the Ukraine issue" just like he wanted to get to the bottom of the "Russia hoax," according to a Trump source quoted by the Beast. (Which, of course, are the two conspiracy theories he babbled about on his treason call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.)

"I think he feels like the chains are off now," said one senior administration official. "It's like things have taken a turn. The gloves are off. And everything that used to be hush hush is now just… out in the open."

Trump wants to erase the entire Robert Mueller investigation and fake "exonerate" all those caught by Mueller who committed crimes on his behalf, like Stone and Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. He wants to exonerate Russia for the election attack that helped install him in office, and which Mueller called "sweeping and systematic." And God knows what he has planned in his fuckwit mind for Robert Mueller himself, but we really need to not ignore the fact that Trump accused Mueller of lying to Congress on Twitter yesterday.

Trump Tweet ✔

Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!

Meanwhile over there in the Justice Department, Trump has in Bill Barr a low-rent rest stop Dairy Queen transmogrification of Roy Cohn, ready to do whatever puppy dog tricks Trump commands him to do. Or maybe Trump is telling the truth when he says he and Barr really aren't talking, because Barr is just knowledgeable enough about Trump's criminal desires that he doesn't need micromanaging. Barr is sticking his dick in literally every investigation that has anything to do with Trump, he participated in at least part of the coverup of Trump's Ukraine crimes, and oh yes lest we forget, there is now an "intake process" at Justice so Rudy Giuliani can deliver whatever Kremlin lies he learns in Ukraine about the Bidens and fake Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.

What was Robert O'Brien saying about "not a banana republic"?

And what's the Senate doing? Investigating Trump's Kremlin conspiracy lies about Ukraine and the Bidens. Why wouldn't they? Trump owns their asses and there's gonna be "heads on pikes" if they don't fall in line. Right, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins? Does it offend you that we are pointing that out right now? Oh well, eat shit.

We're There, Y'all. The Reichstag Is Burning.

The time we have feared in the Trump presidency is right now, and it's going to last at least until the election in November. What happens after that is up to the American people. Or at least hopefully it's still up to us.

This is Trump's Reichstag Fire, and yes, he's going to bumblefuck his way through it, because he's not the brightest bag of dicks in the knife drawer. But it's still happening. He might even try to make a Moscow Apartment Bombing happen, or at least tell his followers it happened, and they will accept it as true, because he has captured them. As Rachel Maddow asked last night, is there anything that you honestly believe this amoral shithole of a man would not do to this country, if it helped him retain or grow his power? Anything?

In a Wonkette piece yesterday — aptly titled "PULL THE FUCKING FIRE ALARM," because that's what you do when the Reichstag is on fire — we ended by saying everyone needs to go back and re-read Masha Gessen's "Autocracy: Rules For Survival," published two days after the election. In it, the Russian-born Gessen, who knows a thing or nine about living under authoritarian regimes, correctly predicted what the Trump presidency would become and offered a roadmap for how to handle it. Rule number one is "Believe the autocrat" when he says he's going to do something. (Not when he says there's a hurricane a-bearin' down on Alabama, that's different.) Rule number three is that "Institutions will not save you."

Gessen noted:

It took Putin a year to take over the Russian media and four years to dismantle its electoral system; the judiciary collapsed unnoticed. The capture of institutions in Turkey has been carried out even faster, by a man once celebrated as the democrat to lead Turkey into the EU. Poland has in less than a year undone half of a quarter century's accomplishments in building a constitutional democracy.

We don't know if Maddow read our piece (if so, hello), or if Gessen's piece was just going around yesterday, but she devoted her "A" block last night to this very subject. The institutions are falling apart in front of our eyes, the autocrat is doing what he always said he would do, ever since the 2016 campaign, and it's time to wake the fuck up.

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Maddow also referenced a book that's made the rounds the past few years, a short tome published just after the 2016 election by Timothy Snyder called On Tyranny. Maybe it's time you grabbed yourself a copy and read it real quick so you are armed with Snyder's rules too. One is to make sure you and your people have passports, which is dark, but so is America right now.

Snyder also noted, along the lines of Gessen's "Institutions will not save you," that they definitely won't save us if we don't fight to save them. Oh yeah, and he especially cautioned against obeying the autocrat before he even officially asks, by changing our behaviors in little ways that signal to the regime that actually, we are kinda sorta OK with whatever it's doing, or at least we're not going to take to the streets about it or anything. (Gonna need to start taking to the streets again, y'all. Today would be a good day to call your local Indivisible and see what they've got planned.) Maddow noted that Senate Republicans did just that, when they collectively signed off on Donald Trump extorting a foreign country, our ally, which is under attack by our adversary and Trump's BFF Russia, to gin up fake dirt on Joe Biden, to help him steal the 2020 election.

Snyder writes:

"We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism in the last century. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience…"

In other words, it's a republic, if you can keep it.

It's going to be a long nine months, y'all. And our problems won't just magically disappear if/when we elect a Democrat (ANY FUCKING DEMOCRAT, DON'T CARE WHICH). For one thing, there's zero evidence President Shitmouth will cede power readily if/when he gets his ass kicked in November.

The fire alarm has been pulled. Where we go next is up to us.

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ARE YOU READY FOR BLOOOOOMBERG?????
« Reply #4127 on: February 20, 2020, 04:07:33 PM »
ARE YOU READY FOR BLOOOOOMBERG?????




 (No.) (Your Vegas Democratic Debate LIVEBLERG!)

Hey fuckers. You know who's mad tonight? ME. It's not you, specifically, unless it was you, specifically (it's entirely possible it was you, specifically), but MAMA MAD. I've been mad all week. Maybe I've been mad ALL YEAR! I've definitely been mad all day. And the MORE I THINK ABOUT IT, THE FUCKING ANGRIER I AM.

LET'S FUCKING LIVEBLOOG.

8:45 PM: Tom Perez is doing some hyperactive screamy annoying thing and ... he really doesn't have a future as a televangelist, not that I have any idea what makes a good televangelist so maybe he does.

8:52 PM: Watching Steve Kornacki explain that Bloomberg has zoomed into the "number two spot" while he shows a graphic showing Bloomberg and Warren tied.

WE FUCKING SEE YOU MSNBC.

Gonna have a goddamn aneurysm.

9:00 PM: And we have a new face in the gladiator clips at the top of the show, it's somebody I'm unfamiliar with because I don't vote for Republicans.

(Guys, will I vote for him over Trump? Of course, shut up, Jesus Christ.)

LESTER HOLT: Bernie and Bloomberg, will you please fight?

Bernie Sanders: MY PLEASURE. STOP AND FRISK WILL NOT GROW VOTER TURNOUT.

Warren is raising her hand, let's count how many times they don't call on her.

BERNIE STILL TALKING: AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

Holt goes to Bloomberg, who talks about 160 million people wanting to ... keep their health insurance?

HEY LIZ WARREN INTERRUPTED, THIS IS UNHEARD OF.

She calls him a billionaire who talks about "fat broads and horse-faced lesbians" SHE HATE BLOOMBERG LIKE AMY HATE PETE.

OH wait, you know who else hate Bloomberg like Amy hate Pete? AMY. AND PETE.

Here is a link to MSNBC on Facebook, since they apparently own this event in the public interest and won't let it be embedded where you might want to watch it. I SEE YOU MSNBC.

Update: Now that it's all over, we can embed the YouTube. Dang ol MSNBC,

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9:10 PM: Amy with "he told us all to get out of the race this morning," and Pete with "how about a candidate who's actually a Democrat?" THIS IS VICIOUS AND I FUCKING LOVE IT.

OH DAMN, Pete, getting a roundhouse from Bernie about being supported by billionaires instead of the working class, pounds on Bernie for being "at war" with the Culinary Union "right here in Las Vegas" which is, yes, a thing that happened. This is just fists flying and boobs jiggling and hair gnashing and teeth ripping. This is wrestling in creamed corn, with elbows in Bernie's eye and a bite in Pete's tuchus.

9:15 PM: Bernie is disavowing Bernie Bros, saying they should not be Bernie Bros while also denying that they particularly exist and that who REALLY gets it is Nina Turner. Pete is about to be like "NAH" but Bernie filibusters, and says, "I AM A UNION GUY it is UNTHINKABLE that my followers would go after the union." *But they are.* And here comes Pete with his quiet reasonable voice, and here comes Amy to say "VOTE FOR ME (or presumably Warren) and we will not be sexist anymore!"

AAAAAND here comes the 40 minutes on Medicare For All. Is the country ready for it? How will we pay for it? What about choice? What about the culinary union? CHUCK FUCKING TODD WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALREADY.

GAH.

9:20 PM: Oyez Oyez cometh Liz Warren to accuse Pete of "a powerpoint" plan for healthcare, while Amy's is "like a post-it." DANG SICK LIZ IS MEAN!

Pete with equanimity: "I'm more of a Microsoft Word guy." LOL Pete. Now that Bloomberg is here, I don't even hate you at all!

Amy: You know who invented Post-Its?

9:25 PM: Not sure what Biden's yelling about, I need a drink. Oh, it's M4A because it will NEVER ENNNNND.

Warren is here to lizsplain to Buttigieg what the four costs to families in healthcare are. "You can't just stand here and trash a plan to give healthcare to everyone without a plan of your own."

Liz met a man in Reno just to watch him die :(

9:30 PM: Lester Holt has a question about Stop & Frisk. Bloomberg has a bullshit answer. And who's GRR MAD ABOUT IT? The guy who wrote the crime bill, Joe Biden. (I believe that he's mad about it, for the record. It's just ... oh I'm tired.)

Bloomberg says if we took off everyone who was wrong about criminal justice at some point in their careers, nobody would be left. And he's right! But you can be wrong SOMETIMES or you can be wrong ALL THE TIME, and the guy who was a Republican until 10 minutes ago, and who's still talking about "the housing collapse came from giving loans to black people," is wrong ALL THE TIME. (Except on guns and climate change.)

9:35 PM: Bernie Sanders does it matter that you had a heart attack five months ago?

Bernie Sanders: NO.

Pete Buttigieg makes some dishonest noises about how it doesn't matter that much that Bernie had a heart attack, what matters is HOW WILL HE PAAAAAY FOR CHOICE OF M4A and I am going to kill myself again, JUST AM.

Mayor Bloomberg, will you release your tax returns?

Bloomberg: for sure! But 'I can't just go to Turbotax,' it takes some time!

(Oh hey it turns out Bernie released his tax returns last year.)

Amy says she can go to Turbotax, and that her standing heart rate invented Post-Its.

Bloomberg, answering a question about how he loves to say gross shit about women, says he has no tolerance for the behavior exposed by #metoo. Unless it's Charlie Rose. He says women have equal pay and responsibility in his empire.

Warren has NO PATIENCE FOR THAT. "I hope you've heard what his defense was: 'I've been nice to some women'"

She's brutalizing him, and here comes Biden to hold him down.

9:45 PM: Bloomberg claims he can't release women from their NDAs because they were "consensual." The crowd's not booing him, they're saying BLOOOOOOOmberg!

9:51 PM: Pete goes after Amy like he's Amy going after Pete, about "she didn't know the name of the Mexican president," which is a thing that happened too, but here comes Warren on a white horse to say we all can forget a name and it's not like she doesn't understand stuff, she forgot a name, and here comes Biden to say "I KNOW HIM I KNOW EVERYONE" and now Amy is debating whether we should call cartels terrorist organizations and Biden KNOWS THE CARTELS HIM AND EL CHAPO WERE IN NAM TOGETHER.

EVERYBODY GO SMOKE.

10 PM: Jon Ralston asks about climate change.

Biden has an answer, but it PROBABLY won't beat up on Bloomberg, since he is very very good on climate change so. Bloomberg gets fucking APPLAUSE for "rejoin Paris"? We need Cory Booker here to say "that's just the price of admission." Now Jon Ralston is asking a 15-minute long question, as I would also do.

UH OH!

10:05 PM: Warren, having white-knighted Klobuchar (is that offensive?), now attacks her again for thinking "small" on the environment. And you can like Klobuchar and recognize her climate strategy is woefully inadequate. But yeah, fracking was supposed to be a "bridge" 15 years ago. Time's up.

10:10 PM: And here comes Warren interrupting AGAIN, to call out the need for environmental justice for the poor and minority communities. In every other debate she got a max of four minutes. Now she's the undisputed leader of SEIZING THE GODDAMN DISCOURSE.

Now, OF COURSE this is a Warren Fan Blog, you all know that, we don't hide it. But has everyone been waiting for AGGRESSIVE WARREN to come out, or is it unladylike and upsetting? Ready, TELL ME.

(Here's Dok on her environmental justice plan.)

10:20 PM: Now CHUCK TODD is savaging Bloomberg for his remarks on redlining? WHO IS THAT MASKED MODERATOR.

Bernie and Bloomberg are fighting about communism. Elizabeth Warren would like to INTERRUPT with an idea that WILL WORK, she likes to call it a "two cent wealth tax." HOW BOUT THAT BLOOMBERG OH YOU DONT GET TO ANSWER BECAUSE FELIZABETH? (That is "filibuster" and "Elizabeth.")

10:25 PM: Now Bernie will explain to the Republican on the stage about "socialism for the rich and rugged individualism for the poor." Thank you Bernie! You may assist Warren in sweeping the shards of Bloomberg off the stage.

Cometh Biden to remind everyone he is poor. HI JOE!

10:30 PM: Warren says "Amy and Joe's hearts are in the right place, but we can't be so desperate to be liked by Mitch McConnell," and then she goes after Pete like a common Amy and now Amy PISSED, and it's possible Warren may have finally overstepped.

10:35 PM: Pete, why is it awesome for Bloomberg to spend money on buying Congress but not on the presidency?

Pete: He should spend it all on beating Trump for sure! But you don't get to buy the presidency. I mean, this is an obvious answer, and it's correct. And then all of a sudden he pivots to "Bernie wants to burn the house down." You'd think he'd go after Our Girl, she's the one to stop tonight!

And now Warren is schooling Joe Biden on "Mitch McConnell, why he suck" and Joe MAD.

Hey lol remember when Liz Warren was like "all the other ones are too mean, I will do unity?" Yeah U-N-I-T-Y maybe.

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WHO YOU CALLING A BITCH.

10:45 PM: Chuck Todd asks, "convention 'works its will' or the person with the most delegates wins."

They alllll want a brokered convention except the guy who's gonna have the most delegates. Meh, I'm a plurality person. You don't need a majority to win the presidency, you shouldn't need it for the nom.

CLOSING STATEMENTS:

Amy: This has been quite a debate! I do not have a heart condition! Trump does not have a heart!

Bloomberg: Pick the technocratic manager, IT ME, Trump's a bad manager and it's no way to run a railroad and he has a catch phrase and it is "you did a bad job, you're out of here."

Pete: Heartfelt! Reasonable! Not yelling like a harpy like some people!

Warren: Guess who's a fighter? My mom. Killed a man once. I helped bury him in the back yard.

Joe: Oh sorry, Joe is the designated hecklee tonight, he will not get a closing statement oh he will, he will get knocked down and get up again. Joe is Chumbawamba.

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And Bernie: MOBILIZE IT!

Okay you guys, I already wrote Tabs for the morning, and between us it's REALLY MAD, I WAS SO MAD, HONESTLY THERE ARE NO TABS IN IT JUST ME YELLING AT YOU BECAUSE MAD.

And now it's 11 p.m. and I'm not rewriting it to put in all these lovely tabs I've been collecting at you, you are just going to have to read it and avert your eyes in the morning, but do know: I AM NOT MAD ANYMORE, I WORKED IT ALL OUT THROUGH ELIZABETH WARREN.

Amy still mad though. She just stalked off the stage.

Rebecca Schoenkopf

Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.

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Dow dives 900 points after CDC warns of coronavirus inevitability in U.S.
« Reply #4128 on: February 25, 2020, 12:29:28 PM »
Inevitable. Look for more as supply chain disruptions get priced in. DJI -838 as of 3:28PM EST.

Dow dives 900 points after CDC warns of coronavirus inevitability in U.S.

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Feb. 25, 2020 at 2:47 p.m. EST

Health officials in the United States warned Tuesday that the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country appears inevitable, marking a significant change in tone as global travel disruptions continued to worsen, South Korea neared 1,000 cases and Iran reported at least 15 deaths.

China and South Korea announced new cases of the coronavirus, raising concerns in both nations about how long it could take for normal life to return. South Korea confirmed 144 more cases, bringing its total to 977, the most outside China. President Moon Jae-in visited the city of Daegu, where more than half of the country’s confirmed cases have been found, Tuesday afternoon local time.

Travel disruptions continued to spread, with the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s most critical aviation hubs, saying it would suspend all travel to and from Iran, where authorities confirmed that the death toll has reached at least 15. In Iran, an opposition lawmaker and the deputy health minister tested positive for the virus as the death toll there climbed.

Early Tuesday, global markets appeared to stabilize after Monday’s heavy losses — until the Dow Jones fell 800 points, wiping out a 150-point gain.

Here are the latest developments:

● The Dow Jones dived 900 points Tuesday afternoon after the CDC warned of coronavirus inevitability in the U.S. “Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in the United States,” Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters. “It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses.”

● A Chinese health official warned that at least 28 days without new cases are needed to be able to say an area is free of the outbreak, raising questions about how long it will take for normal life to resume.

● Iran confirmed 95 cases across the country, with at least 15 deaths, as concerns grew about the outbreak’s spread through the Middle East. Meanwhile, South Korea reported 144 new cases of coronavirus, bringing its national tally to 977.

● A fourth former passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise liner has died. Japan says 691 people on the ship tested positive for the virus, although that figure does not include more than 20 people found to have the virus after returning to their home countries.

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