Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters "feel the bird."

Courtesy of The Guardian:  

The bird, breed unknown, alighted on the stage before flying up to the Democratic presidential hopeful’s podium. Sanders stood smiling and laughing at the little feller for a few seconds as the crowd cheered – whether it was for the bird or their candidate was not clear. 

At one point Sanders shrugged his shoulders at Mr Bird as if to say, “Waddya know – you’re a hit.

”The bird, seemingly nonplussed by all the attention, did not stay long though, and after he flitted off, Sanders said: “I think there may be some symbolism here. I know it doesn’t look like it, but that bird is really a dove asking us world peace.”

I have to admit, that is pretty awesome.

However right now I am standing among a group of my fellow Alaskans preparing to caucus for Hillary Clinton. Because even though I am impressed by Sanders Disneyesque ability to communicate with our fine feathered friends, I still want a proven Democratic leader in the White House.

But hey if I ever have a small woodland creature in my home who refuses to leave I now know who to call. 

143 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Cute bird, sweet moment, go Hillary! Thanks for caucusing, Gryphen.

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    1. Anonymous10:11 AM

      The best moment of the entire campaign season! Great timing. As we were feeling the bird, the GOP was feeling the wifey wars in the rags.

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  2. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Unfortunately I can't caucus for Hillary today due to a family emergency. I sincerely thank all Alaskans who see the writing on the wall if BS was the nominee. ~ Learned our lesson from another career politician without credentials who ran on an anti-establishment platform. All ego disguised as caring about everyday people. Don't let BS pull the wool over your eyes.

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    1. Anonymous9:43 AM

      I hardly think Bernie is "ego" driven at his age. I wouldn't even disrespect Hillary by claiming that and it would be a stronger argument that she is "ego" driven.

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    2. Anonymous10:24 AM

      Ego isn't driven by age. What does a person do when the cameras aren't looking? Read the Vermount free press where he got a job (after being unemployed) and became a career politician- the editorial says he treated his staff poorly quick to anger etc.

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    3. Anonymous10:29 AM

      'Arrogant' Clinton is proving to be a tough sell in Sanders-loving Seattle
      http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/26/clinton-sanders-seattle-washington-democratic-caucus

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    4. Anonymous10:59 AM

      "Arrogant" is an interesting choice of words.

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    5. Anonymous11:01 AM

      How about we, as Democrats, choose to believe that BOTH candidates are driven by a desire to serve the American people?

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    6. Anonymous11:42 AM

      10:24 AM:
      Please provide a link to your post, please. I cannot find a 'Vermount free press'.
      Thank you..

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    7. Anonymous11:47 AM

      I believe it, 11:01.

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    8. Anonymous11:49 AM

      Anon 10:24 am - Not sure if this is the link to the editorial you mentioned. The described temperament jives with a friend of mine's experience interacting with him.

      'pious, self-righteous, a scold, rude, short-tempered, hostile'

      The Trouble With Bernie
      http://lansingcitypulse.com/article-12189-the-trouble-with-bernie.html

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    9. Anonymous11:56 AM

      Bernie Sanders' apparently thinks he can pull off a 'revolution' by his ownself.

      "I asked about his unwillingness to endorse his fellow progressives. He said it wasn't his role. I suggested voters might expect him to weigh in. He disagreed, clearly annoyed at the persistent questioning. Finally I suggested that he had a larger moral responsibility to the progressive movement.

      "At which point he jumped out of his seat, told me to go f*** myself and stormed out of the edit board meeting."

      http://lansingcitypulse.com/article-12189-the-trouble-with-bernie.html

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    10. Anonymous12:11 PM

      Anon 10:24 am - Or was it this article?

      http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/anger-management-sanders-fights-for-employees-except-his-own/Content?oid=2834657

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    11. Anonymous12:48 PM

      So, to those who are pointing out negative news stories about Bernie, should we assume that every negative opinion of or article about Hillary has merit? Are all the attacks on President Obama valid? I don't see the point of trying to sway other Democrats to your candidate by attacking theirs. I respect Hillary's voters and ask that they show me the same respect.

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    12. Anonymous1:28 PM

      12:48pm - I thought the whole point of the nominating process was to consider positive and negative to decide on whom is the best candidate. Of course, the merit of all information, positive and negative, should be considered. You don't have to read negative articles about Sanders if you don't want to but, if he gets the nomination, his negatives will possibly deny Democrats a win in the general. The GOP and the media have barely begun to vet him.

      Also, pointing out a factual negative is not an 'attack'.

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    13. Anonymous2:33 PM

      Pointing out that someone thinks Bernie is a grouch is meritless, much like calling Hillary a ball buster or shrill. Tell me what policies you disagree with or of corruption, not that he licks his lips too often. I am fine with serious issues, but the majority of this comment thread wasn't about that.

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    14. Anonymous4:00 PM

      2:33 -People vote on personality, too. Sometimes more so.

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  3. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Have fun caucusing!
    I look forward to your report.

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  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Go Bernie!

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    1. Anonymous11:22 AM

      +++++

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    2. Anonymous4:37 PM

      Up until now, the right have left Bernie alone because they didn't think he had a chance of winning, but that will change. This is just for starters:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/bernie-sanders-a-bum-who-didnt-earn-his-first-paycheck-until-age-40/

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    3. It's a Portlandia thing.

      He put a bird on it.

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  5. Anonymous9:16 AM

    I hate to be a kill joy but the bird was most likely a foreign import called a house sparrow. They are not native nor protected by our migratory bird act. They are destructive and kill not only our native birds but also destroy their eggs and slaughter their young to take over prime nesting spots.
    I fight these things, as in trap and destroy, every year because I want our native species to thrive, mainly the beautiful melodious bluebird and the sweet tree swallows, as well as purple martins and other cavity nesting birds.
    So much for symbolism....

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    1. Anonymous9:24 AM

      I suppose that next you will be telling us that you are Santa Clause. ;)

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    2. Anonymous9:41 AM

      Where do you stand on immigration, 9:16? Geez.

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    3. Anonymous10:02 AM

      I think the tail's too long to be a sparrow. I think it's a goldfinch still in its winter olive drab color.

      Happy caucusing Alaskans.

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    4. Anonymous10:21 AM

      It looks like a female House Finch, NOT a House Sparrow.

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    5. eclecticsandra10:34 AM

      Are you an expert in Oregon birds? We don't even have bluebirds here.

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    6. Oh for craps sake 9:16 - seriously?! Does the type of bird really matter here? He used it as a metaphor- towards peace. I don't give a flying f__k what kind of bird it is!

      You and 10:18 obviously support the crazy repugs and that's just fine with me.

      However, I practically live on this blog because Gryphen offers sanity and relief from the freaking crazy out there.

      No matter what you say, there's absolutely no way any intelligent person in this country can justify the outrageous, treasonist, and dangerous actions the Republican Party has committed against our own country.

      That POS GWB should've been sent to jail for his war crimes, 9/11, stolen election, destroying the economy and a list of other insane actions while in office.

      Bernie Sanders is popular because he's outspoken and delivers the harsh truth regarding the corruption and greedy banks who're in collusion with the Wall Street bastards that never faced one day in jail for their part in destroying our economy, including the middle class and creating the 1% kings who live large on tax payers money.

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    7. Anonymous11:53 AM

      11:07 Larry Flynt>
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/larry-flynt-ted-cruz-more-dangerous-than-trump-because-he-actually-believes-the-crap-he-says/

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    8. Anonymous11:58 AM

      "Bernie Sanders is popular because he's outspoken and delivers the harsh truth regarding the corruption and greedy banks...."

      Do you realize this is the same rationalization used by Trump voters. The difference is who is identified as the enemy.

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    9. Anonymous12:50 PM

      11:58, comparing Bernie supporters to Trump supporters is a great way to shut down all civil conversation.

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    10. Anonymous12:51 PM

      You nailed it 11:58!

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    11. Anonymous12:51 PM

      eclecticsandra10:34 AM
      Are you an expert in Oregon birds? We don't even have bluebirds here.
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      You do indeed have bluebirds in Oregon, two species, one more common than the other and both spend more time on the other side of the range from you.

      http://www.dfw.state.or.us/species/birds/bluebirds_thrushes.asp#Top

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    12. Anonymous1:10 PM

      Seems one poster here likes to 'high five' his/her self after commenting.

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    13. Anonymous1:43 PM

      12:50 pm - I didn't compare Trump and Sanders voters except for a frequent rationalization. Both are populist movements organized around anger and short on workable solutions. There are also enormous differences revealed by the identified enemies-- Sanders voters value equality while Trump voters represent zero-sum tribalism and patriarchy...and violence.

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    14. eclecticsandra1:58 PM

      Thank you. I should have said "Portland birds." I was not aware of these bluebirds because of my location, but you are correct.

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    15. Anonymous2:43 PM

      I can see 9:16's point although I don't know what kind of neotropical that bird was. It is interesting to see someone post about it and not with the casual, but funny, reference to "put a bird on it" Portlandia. Some birds are truly invasive.

      I can just say, after living in Oregon for a long time, those invasive, non-native darn barred owls helped destroy the spotted owls.

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    16. Anonymous4:31 PM

      Anonymous12:50 PM,

      So if someone points out similarities between candidates, you become uncivil?

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  6. Anonymous9:19 AM

    FUCK that old man

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    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Wow! You should consider supporting Trump.

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    2. Anonymous9:53 AM

      I'm pretty sure that 9:19 DOES support Trump.

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    3. Anonymous10:26 AM

      Yes, 9:19 isn't representative of any liberal.

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    4. Anonymous10:36 AM

      Yeah, makes sense, given the articulate comment.

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    5. Anonymous11:21 AM

      Yeah, that old Trump who's going to be 70 in a few months.

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    6. Anonymous11:50 AM

      No thanks. I'm not a gold digger like Melonoma. I wouldn't touch Trump with someone else's dick.

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  7. Anonymous9:25 AM

    One Of These Candidates Is Now Leading The TIME Magazine Top 100 Poll

    http://aattp.org/one-of-these-candidates-is-now-leading-the-time-magazine-top-100-poll/

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    1. You still think Bernie has no chance against Trump?

      5.1%Bernie Sanders

      2%Barack Obama
      1.9%Big Bang
      1.9%Malala Yousafzai
      1.8%Lady Gaga
      1.7%Pope Francis
      1.7%Michelle Obama

      1.6%Leonardo DiCaprio
      1.5%Emma Watson
      1.5%Justin Trudeau
      1.4%Elizabeth Warren
      1.4%Adele
      1.3%Stephen Colbert
      1.3%J.K. Rowling
      1.3%Bill Gates
      1.3%Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
      1.3%John Oliver

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    2. Anonymous1:49 PM

      That number will go down a lot if Sanders is the Dem. presidential nominee. Right now he's seen as a grouchy but lovable Larry David who has big rallies. He hasn't been vetted by either the GOP or the media.

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    3. Here's a little flow chart to help you decide who to vote for:

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeWIv9uUsAA1w5r.jpg

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  8. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Here's what the map might look like in an election held today.

    https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/713036414745575424/photo/1

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    1. Anonymous1:56 PM

      I like 538 and realize they're working off of info from polling organizations but, holy crap, the election will not be held today. Everything can change significantly after the nominees are selected. Every political scientist I've heard points out that general election polls before the candidates are selected are meaningless. This is ignored by the media which is completely invested in the horse-race.

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    2. Anonymous3:06 PM

      I can't bear to open that site. It's hard enough sleeping at night with a possible Trump victory looming over my head. Maybe tomorrow I will feel stronger.

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    3. Exactly. A lot can happen. It is way too early to predict.

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  9. Anonymous9:30 AM

    Massive Crowd of 20,000+ At Safeco Field For Bernie Sanders Hours Before WA Caucus

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/26/massive-crowd-20000-safeco-field-bernie-sanders-hours-wa-caucus.html

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    1. Anonymous4:02 PM

      I heard 15,000.

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  10. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Gryphen, is your special snowflake still a Bernie supporter?

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  11. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Thank You Jesse for caucusing for Sec. Hillary Clinton. I am crying right now because you are doing this for the women of Alaska and other women for our FUTURE world.

    Best End Game for men too.
    Peace by with you.
    GO HRC!

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    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbra-streisand/sexism-american-politics_b_9548016.html

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    2. Anonymous11:57 AM

      10:04 Just in 24 years....Barbra tells it..

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  12. Anonymous9:56 AM

    What is telling is how he identified the bird. To him, it was a dove. Other candidates may have chosen hawk, condors, eagle, Turkey etc. Bernie chose dove. Love the Bern, but not as my pres. I admire his peace, but we have different world and different solutions.

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    1. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Was that a dove or parakeet?

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    2. Anonymous11:51 AM

      10:20 Parakeet was my 1st thought, just from the tweet, but some kinda little cute birdie for sure..

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    3. Anonymous12:53 PM

      House Finch
      http://tnwatchablewildlife.org/files/similar_species/HOFI_pair_arrows1.JPG

      House Finch, female
      http://www.pwconserve.org/graphics/wildlife/birds/HouseFinch_Fem_640Pix.jpg

      Put A Bird On It!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmLljk2t8M

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  13. Anonymous9:57 AM

    It is Portlandia, after all, "Put a bird on it"!

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  14. Anonymous10:18 AM

    WHO IS MARY JANE O'MEARA SANDERS?

    Talking about a politician's spouse's looks is out of bounds.

    But talking about what they did and what they are doing for their spouse's campaign is fair game.

    Keep in mind as you read below, Bernie Sanders is talking about college and relies on his wife as his advisor and aide.

    As you read below you will find out that Mrs. Sanders resigned as president of Burlington College that has a student body of 200.

    If you were to ask Mrs. Sanders why she left Burlington College would she tell you she turned in her resignation?

    But did she really resign or was she pushed out? Was she offered "you either resign and keep your honor or get fired"?

    I don't know what happened but as you read Wikipedia below you will see Burlington College President Sanders resigned, left the college and accepted $200,000 severance.

    Who do you know who voluntarily turns in their resignation and receives $200,000 severance to leave?

    Mrs. Sanders annual salary was $160,000 and she received $200,000 to resign? Doesn't make sense?

    So I question a presidential candidate who is fighting for college students who has an advisor who may have been paid to quit her job as president of a small college.

    WIKIPEDIA:
    Mary Jane O'Meara Sanders (Adviser and aide to Bernie Sanders
    In 2015, Bernie Sanders described his wife as "one of his key advisers",[2] and he employed her at various times as "an administrative assistant, spokeswoman, policy adviser, chief of staff, and media buyer".[2] In a 1996 article in The Washington Post, she was credited with helping him draft "more than 50 pieces of legislation".[9]

    She has served in Sanders's Congressional office as Chief of Staff and as Policy and Press Adviser.[8]

    Burlington College presidency:
    Sanders was named President of Burlington College, a private, non-profit liberal arts Vermont school, in 2004.[1][2] Reports of dissatisfaction with her presidency surfaced in 2008, with some students and staff going to the press with assertions that blamed what they described as a "toxic and disruptive environment" on Sanders.[10] In 2011, the college trustees, while crediting Sanders with acquiring a permanent campus for the 200-student college founded in 1972, called a meeting for September 2011 with an agenda item reading "Removal of the President" and accepted Sanders's resignation.[2][11][12] Sanders's salary as President was $160,000, and she received a $200,000 severance.

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      There is nothing there that is concerning to me. My state has seen several Superintendents head coaches and a university President receive large paydays to step down, for various reasons. At her age, perhaps she was ready to walk away or perhaps she wanted to focus on her husband's campaign?
      We don't have to resort to in party attacks, which only weaken the party.

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    2. $hillary will give Netanyasferatu the green light to bomb Iran. Expect WWIII.
      Hillary: https://youtu.be/EJXe0_kunG0

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    3. Anonymous10:54 AM

      "$hillary"

      Very creative
      (eyeroll)

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    4. Anonymous10:58 AM

      That $200k severance pay would cover four years of my professor salary.

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    5. Anonymous11:18 AM

      She entered a compromise agreement, stepped down, and was offered not much more than one year's salary as compensation for leaving before she wanted to. That's done all over the place. No big deal.
      Bernie is talking about public colleges and universities, not the private school that his wife worked at. Who knows what really went on? Was she pushing too hard to make it into a larger and more significant school? Did she not have the backing of the big donors, who really ran the show? Did they have another, more pliable candidate in mind? Politics.

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    6. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Attacking the wife now eh? Why are Hillary supporters mimicking GOP tactics? Pathetic.

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    7. Anonymous11:50 AM

      How could a college with a student body of 200 afford such a large severance pay? She should have been ashamed of herself to accept it.
      Beaglemom

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    8. It would be very wise not to believe all you read on Wikipedia as it can, and is, the result of what the moderators want it to be. There is a TED Talk related to this but unfortunately, I do not have the link handy.

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    9. Anonymous12:53 PM

      A private college that paid her an annual salary of $160000, could easily afford it. As a long timer here, I expect better from you, regardless of who you support.

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    10. "Mrs. Sanders annual salary was $160,000 and she received $200,000 to resign? Doesn't make sense?"
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      It makes sense if you are familiar with university presidents and their salaries. Read Inside Higher Ed (IHE) or the Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) for a few days. Her salary and her severance package sound quite modest, relatively speaking.

      University presidents have a number of constituencies to satisfy, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and last but certainly not least, the trustees or controllers that oversee the university. University politics make the republican primaries look like a walk in the park. It is not uncommon for a decent person and competent president to be out on their ear not long after taking the position.

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    11. Anonymous2:20 PM

      Great response!

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  15. people have their opinions on Bernie whether good or bad. As for me, I sincerely love the guy. Really hope Hillary offers the VP option to him. If not, I beg her to consider Elizabeth Warren because those 2 choices are a great "problem" to have. This election could finally turn things around after all the damage done by the republicans. The worst of them being Mitch McConnel who's behavior and actions border on treason. He's been in office far too long and whenever I see his face I want to slap it. He reminds me of a sleezy KKK member.

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    1. Anonymous3:14 PM

      She won't. He's too old & not a real Democrat.

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  16. Anonymous10:50 AM

    I'm with you Gryph! Accept the status quo! Why even try?

    Go Hillary!

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  17. Anonymous10:59 AM

    10:30 so you think Sanders wife not only resigned on her own as a college president and received $200,000 severance pay to boot? All this coincidently happened at the same time the college trustees, faculty and students were not happy with her? Okaaaaayyy.

    I got land in China you can buy.

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    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      No, I believe that they wanted her out, but no idea why. I know Hillary used her personal email, but I don't believe that she was automatically up to no good. I tend to believe that old "innocent until proven guilty" chestnut. I am even giving creepy Cruz a pass until the claims are proven. Crazy, huh?

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    2. Anonymous4:04 PM

      12:20 - what the h does Hillary's e-mail have to do with Jane Sanders' shady career?

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  18. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Thank you Gryphen for standing up for Hillary.

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  19. Anonymous11:47 AM

    I respect the sincerity of the anti-Wall Street protesters over the years but I must say that they have never made their point well. Where I live, we've had protesters every Saturday morning, summer and winter, since 2008, standing on the sidewalks on opposite sides of our main street with signs mainly castigating banks. When they first appeared I asked one gentleman why they were standing in front of a bookstore that has quite liberal leanings and not in front of the local offices of our then-congressman who chaired the House Ways and Means Committee, responsible for moving legislative initiatives along. At the time, because he was a Republican, he made sure that absolutely nothing that benefitted the American people, moved along. The gentleman with the sign stared at me, obviously not having any idea what I was talking about, and another person said that theirs was "not a political movement." I didn't bother to ask why they were not in front of one of our many banking establishments, one of which was merely feet away, because that might not have made any sense to them either. I still admire their stalwartly yet naive behavior but their time has come and gone.

    Bernie Sanders, as a member of Congress and their lone hero, has had years of opportunity to make a difference but he has failed to do so, much like his supporters who stand on both sides of the street every Saturday. If these people stay away from the polls on election day 2016 as a protest against any other nominee of the Democratic Party (especially Hillary Clinton), they will in essence be voting for which lunatic the GOP nominates.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Beaglemom, you are a rare voice of calm and reason on this blog. I only wish that I could be as wise as you clearly are.

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    2. Anonymous12:59 PM

      By your logic, Hillary had her shot in 2008 and needs to accept the fact that we rejected her before.

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    3. Anonymous2:28 PM

      Thank you Beaglemom. Echo other posters who say you are a needed voice of reason. As an old broad, I loved watching Bernie on CSPAN, as he told truth to power waaay long ago and was whip-smart. But I am a Hillary girl all of the way and have not been so dumbfounded about Republicans since Goldwater.

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    4. Beaglemon: "Bernie Sanders, as a member of Congress and their lone hero, has had years of opportunity to make a difference but he has failed to do so...."

      Bernie's track record in Congress -- re his ability to work with Republicans and push through major reforms.

      http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/bernie-gets-it-done-sanders-record-pushing-through-major-reforms-will-surprise-you

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    5. Anonymous3:26 PM

      Anon at 12:59 pm, I don't understand what you're trying to say. I supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, would love to do so again, but I have always thought that Hillary Clinton was and is a very worthy candidate. She gets my support this year because she's down to earth, realistic, liberal and interested in making things better for all. I do not think that Bernie Sanders is able to work with people to make things better. He does not appear to be interested in compromise. At this point he is using the Democratic Party and not working with it and that's just plain wrong.
      Beaglemom

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    6. Anonymous3:40 PM

      Probably because the banks would have had them arrested for loitering. You can't hold signs if you're behind bars.

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    7. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Thank you, Beaglemom!

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    8. Anonymous4:39 PM

      I wish I could upvote you 1000 times.

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  20. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I just came back from caucusing for Bernie. It was very interesting to listen to those who spoke for Hillary tell us all about when their "love affair" (their words not mine) began. In the end none of them had a good reason to vote for her, other than they just love her! Squeeeee! Myself, I refused to make a final decision until today. Too many of you are too invested and act like star struck teenagers whose candidate can do no wrong. Even when your gut tells you she's wrong, you go on to make excuses for her. I wish more of you would listen to your gut and get over your "love affairs"

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    1. Anonymous12:58 PM

      I often read at c4p-now c4trump and it is the same mentality. They spin reality like the cotton candy machine at the Iowa state fair. It sickens me and scares me, but politics is often based on a fan or team mentality.

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    2. Anonymous1:04 PM

      My gut says there is something amiss with BS. I've never had a love affair with Hillary. I caucused for BO. ~ IF BS is the nominee, I hope I'm wrong. ~ Sure he can beat Trump or Cruz, but I think GOP are going to pull out someone at their brokered convention who BS can't beat. GOP is going to own the media with all their anti-socialism and anti-Jewish and family values (BS "illegitimate" child.etc.)

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    3. Oh, please, you could switch Hillary and Bernie and write the same exact paragraph.

      Why is it so hard to believe that supporters of each candidate have studied the positions of both and have come to a thoughtful decision either way?

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  21. It appears that Bernie is blowing Hillary out of the water in WA state today. Should have final results soon!

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    1. He did in Alaska too and probably will in Hawaii.

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    2. Anonymous3:16 PM

      Yes. He will, as predicted. It's going to be fun to see where BS is by the end of April. (He will not have the most delegates or a chance.)

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  22. Anonymous12:31 PM

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2929803/watch-bernie-sanders-rally-in-madison-wisconsin-live-online-streaming-video-full-replay-of-saturdays-rally/

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  23. Anonymous12:47 PM

    New FBI Filings Reveal ‘Pending Investigation’ Into Clinton’s E-Mails is Far From Over

    http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/new-fbi-filings-reveal-pending-investigation-into-clintons-e-mails-is-far-from-over/

    Is the Cruz Sex Scandal False? What it Could Mean Legally if it Is…or Isn’t

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    1. Anonymous4:13 PM

      The source for the "law newz" story above is Vice News/Jason Leopold, and I think we all know who he is pulling for, right? Hint: BS.

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  24. Anonymous12:47 PM

    She's "proven," all right. A proven liar and, for voting to allow three war criminals to take this country into an unnecessary, illegal war, knowing that thousands of Americans would be killed, maimed, and wounded, she's also a proven, depraved lunatic.

    A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for the same Wall Street, corporate-run US government. I want change! If Republicans still control hold Congress, she's not going to have any better luck than Bernie would in getting anything done. Just another Clinton lie, but keep on falling for everything you hear on corporate-owned TV! They love Hillary, because they know she's going to have their back!

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    1. Anonymous1:39 PM

      Okay, so you'll vote for whomever the GOP digs up for the ballot in the fall. I don't particularly like Bernie Sanders, but, if he becomes the Democratic nominee, I will support him. Sitting out the 2016 election is an invitation to disaster - government by the Kochs and their ilk for the Kochs and their ilk.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous2:08 PM

      "They [corporate media]love Hillary, because they know she's going to have their back!"

      I've not seen one negative corporate media report on Sanders, only about his big crowds. My take-away is that they're pushing Sanders, perhaps because they think a Sanders-Trump horse-race would bring in more advertising dollars. Interesting that there seems to be some subjective factors in how we see the media reporting.

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    3. Anonymous3:15 PM

      You don't get $350,000 for a speech to Big Pharma without being beholden'. Just saying'.

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    4. emrysa4:31 PM

      " If Republicans still control hold Congress, she's not going to have any better luck than Bernie would in getting anything done."

      exactly! I don't know why people don't understand that.

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    5. Anonymous5:17 PM

      Didn't Sanders say if he had been in Obama's place, he would have been able to get through the republican congress? Sanders said it was a problem of leadership.

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    6. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Anonymous3:15 PM,

      What bullshit. Nothing but inuendo and whisper campaigns without a shred of evidence. And you say Trump plays dirty.

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    7. Anonymous6:14 PM

      emrysa4:31 PM,

      Exactly, and I don't know why people think Bernie can deliver on his pie-in-the-sky promises.

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  25. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Oh, and the only way she's winning is by cheating with the "super" delegate count. That was by DNC design to make sure she got the nomination. She doesn't draw anywhere near the crowds that Bernie does because people aren't excited about her at all.

    Go ahead and vote for her! You might as well be voting for a neoconservative hawk. Loved the recent photo of her hugging and loving it up with George W. Bush. I'm voting for someone who would rather vomit than hug that war criminal and lunatic.

    The "supreme court" concern is just a canard. If everyone had gotten behind Bernie Sanders, a very strong message would have been sent to the DNC, because the Republicans aren't going to win in November.

    While you were being gullible and buying into all the corporate-owned media spin on how Hillary is the "proven" leader, Obama put an ex-pharmaceutacal executive in charge of the FDA.

    But go ahead and vote for Bill and Hillary!

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    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      Most of his crowds are not even registered!

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    2. Anonymous6:09 PM

      How the f&*^ is that cheating???? That has been the process for the DNC. It worked for Obama. But now Bernie whines that it is unfair and wants to change the voting process for a party he doesn't even belong to? Entitled old white guy.

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    3. Anonymous6:16 PM

      So tell me genius, since many of the people who know anything in about the pharmaceutical industry have worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and people who know anything about the financial system and Wallstreet have worked in the financial industry and Wallstreet, who would you hire? Joe the plumber?

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    4. AKRNHSNC10:15 AM

      If you think that superdelegates equals cheating, why aren't you upset with Sanders for trying to sway them over to his side? Is it OK if Sanders has them but not Hillary? Your boy is far from the saint he's made out to be. His assets and income are hidden in his wife's name so nobody realizes that he's part of the top5% of the country in wealth. Instead, he pretends he's poor. If he's not pretending, then at the age of 75 with a salary such as his and that which his wife has had, to have $25 to 65k in credit card debt is proof he has no idea what to do when it comes to finances.

      Here are just a few interesting links about Sanders. What they prove is that there is plenty for the GOP to use against him, should a miracle occur and he becomes the nominee. What they don't have, they'll fabricate just as they have done to Hillary for 25 years.

      http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/3/22/bernie-sanders-campaign-conjob-follow-the-money

      https://www.yahoo.com/politics/bernie-sanders-radical-past-how-the-vermont-230255076.html

      http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/3/22/bernie-sanders-campaign-conjob-follow-the-money

      https://www.docdroid.net/rgdBLM6/the-sanders-family-quid-pro-quo-and-the-gop-machine.pdf.html

      https://news.vice.com/article/republicans-are-trying-to-use-bernie-sanders-to-undermine-hillary-clinton

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  26. Anonymous1:21 PM

    I just got back from the Anchorage Caucus and my district went 1/3 for Hillary, 2/3 for Bernie. We Hillary supporters (I went with Obama last time) were good natured about our crushing defeat.........and we all agreed that we would support Bernie if he gets it. I just hope that the boisterous Bernie supporters that we lost to have the same attitude, as a Trump or Cruz or ANY other Republican will be a disaster. Democrats need to stick together........look what happened when Nader siphoned off just a few votes. It could happen again!

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    1. Anonymous3:45 PM

      At our caucus today, the entire crowd agreed that we would cast a vote for whomever was nominated. But, then again that's how we Washingtonians are. I can't speak for others. Still, I can't believe for a second that anyone is going to sit on their thumbs when the alternative is Drumpf.

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  27. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Hillary getting Bitch Slapped in your home state

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    1. Anonymous2:01 PM

      That gives me hope that so many registered Dems came out for Bernie! I couldn't caucus because I'm undeclared, but Yay for you Dems carrying the independent/undeclared water for us!

      These are the people that made Alaska, back in the day, before the pipeline and the influx of southerners "conservatized" this state, I'm so proud of my fellow Alaskans!

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    2. Anonymous4:21 PM

      Misogynist much?

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    3. Anonymous5:37 PM

      As a Bernie supporter I say there is no reason to be rude to Hillary. Please reconsider your approach. We are in this together. Vote blue no matter who!

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    4. Anonymous6:17 PM

      What a sexist comment.

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  28. So far in Alaska Bernie seems to be winning by a landslide, 78% right now, very close to Idaho. Idaho did it, now it appears Alaska is feeling the Bern? The information includes Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula a large section of the population. There are many small villages and towns still compiling numbers.

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    1. Anonymous6:05 PM

      No surprise in Idaho. Why wouldn't Idaho vote for an old white guy?

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    2. Anonymous8:44 PM

      You know, using "old white guy" in that derogatory way is pretty hateful. I do not know what age,race or gender you are, but I would not disrespect you in that manner.

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  29. Anonymous1:57 PM

    http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-wins-alaska-caucus/

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  30. Anonymous2:01 PM

    http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-wins-washington-caucus-landslide/

    http://usuncut.com/

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  31. Anonymous2:02 PM

    NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/us/politics/election-results.html?_r=0

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  32. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I’m a blue-collar worker in the South and I support Bernie Sanders — Here’s why.

    http://usuncut.com/politics/blue-collar-worker-bernie-sanders/

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  33. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Bernie is on fire!

    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2016/primaries/2016-03-26

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    1. Anonymous5:32 PM

      Woo Hoo!

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  34. Anonymous2:26 PM

    birds
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeclzShXIAA8jXK.jpg

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  35. Anonymous3:18 PM

    BREAKING: Alaska Caucus Results Are In, The Blowout Winner Is….

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  36. Anonymous3:19 PM

    No matter what the numbers are, Bernie must stay in until the end -- if for nothing else than it gives the GOP a moving double target. Also, I don't believe Hillary's in that good of health.

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    1. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Yes, we know you think she has brain damage.

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    2. emrysa4:34 PM

      additionally he needs to stay in to force hillary to move to the left - of course she won't move completely left but she'll have to make some commitments that she otherwise wouldn't make if she didn't have someone running against her.

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    3. Anonymous7:38 PM

      She's made all the movement she's gonna make. She's onto the General.

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  37. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Woo hoo Washington and Alaska feels the Bern! I never thought that my two home states would do the right thing but hell yea, they both did!

    Thank you to Jane Sanders for making such a positive statement here in AK and letting us know that you and your husband truly care about our needs and our future!

    That first person contact meant the world to so many people.

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    1. Anonymous5:30 PM

      From Seattle here and I couldn't be more happy! Fun day.

      I have been watching TYT for election coverage and this week when Bernie was there for his interview the TYT crew got to meet Jane. They came away very impressed with her too!

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  38. Anita Winecooler5:36 PM

    Feel the Bird!

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  39. In our increasingly crass and inhumane politics, Bernie is our Jewish Saint Francis of Assisi (the patron saint of animals & the environment). And in more ways than just this one.

    Francis’ devotion was expressed through his love for all of God's creation, as he cared for the poor and sick, preached sermons to animals, and praised ALL creatures as brothers and sisters under God. His beliefs and works are summarized in the prayer below. Even if you’re a different religion, or no religion at all, it’s worth reading, and taking to heart:

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

    where there is injury,pardon;

    where there is doubt, faith;

    where there is despair, hope;

    where there is darkness, light;

    and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

    to be consoled as to console;

    to be understood as to understand;

    to be loved as to love.

    For it is in giving that we receive;

    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

    and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

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