Friday, May 12, 2017

Well you knew this was coming, Democrats trying to convince Sally Yates to run for governor of Georgia in 2018.

Courtesy of The Hill: 

Some Democrats in Georgia, Yates’s home state, want her to run in the 2018 gubernatorial race on the grounds that her prominent clashes with Trump positions her as a concrete embodiment of the Democratic “resistance.” 

Yates, who spent 27 years working in the Justice Department before Trump fired her, has given no public indication that she’s interested in a bid. Still, some top gubernatorial hopefuls in the state are already considering how Yates could alter the race. 

“Sally Yates’s calm and strong demeanor showed me she could be a great governor of Georgia. ... Her bold resistance, and how she stood up to a president who ordered her to do something unlawful and unconstitutional, has catapulted her profile,” said Tharon Johnson, a Georgia Democratic strategist and campaign aide to former President Barack Obama. 

“She will have to give Georgians a really good reason why she’s not considering running for a constitutional office in 2018.”

I was just talking to one of my friends the other day and saying that I have no doubt that Sally Yates has a future in politics.

I was thinking more along the lines of a Senate seat, but I imagine she would make a fine governor as well. 


  1. Anonymous4:48 AM

    You threatening me mother fuc_er?

    The Hill:
    May 12, 2017 - 08:34 AM EDT

    Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no tapes of our meeting

    President Trump on Friday issued a cryptic threat to James Comey, saying the fired FBI director should hope there are no recordings of their conversations.

    “James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump 

    A number of reports late Thursday showed current and former FBI officials contradict Trump’s account of a meeting he had with Comey earlier this year.

    Trump said in an NBC interview on Thursday that Comey had requested a dinner with him during which he asked to stay on as the FBI head. Trump also said Comey told him three times — twice over the phone and once at their dinner meeting — that he was not the subject of any FBI investigations.

    FBI officials contradicted Trump's claims in an NBC News report, saying the dinner meeting was requested by the White House, and a former senior FBI official said Comey would have never told the president he was not under investigation

    1. Anonymous4:51 AM

      And the New York Times, citing “two people who have heard his account of the dinner,” said Comey was asked by Trump for his loyalty at the dinner. The then-FBI head reportedly responded that he would offer his honesty but not political loyalty.

  2. Anonymous5:28 AM

    Governor then President.
    She is a smart and very cool woman.
    With a husband who loves her and two really smart and educated kids.
    Goodness. Can you imagine Warren, Yates and Gillibrand in power?? I'm gonna meditate on that a minute............................................................I'm back and feeling hopeful and empowered.

  3. Anonymous6:31 AM

    While Federal Prosecutor she convicted republicans and democrats, including the mayor of Atlanta for corruption. So the repubs can't scream she's too partisan. And considering what the political atmosphere may look lime next year, she could b a shoe in.

  4. Anonymous6:40 AM

    And the next time the two Senate seats comes up for election are 2020 and 2022.

  5. Anonymous7:15 AM

    OT? Drumpf 'dropped' on his head?" The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness—a psychology term that describes a personality trait which involves dimensions like curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness."Religious fundamentalism refers to an ideology that emphasizes traditional religious texts and rituals and discourages progressive thinking about religion and social issues."oppose anything that questions or challenges their beliefs or way of life. For this reason, they are often aggressive towards anyone who does not share their specific set of supernatural beliefs, and towards science, as these things are seen as existential threats to their entire worldview."a team of researchers—led by Jordan Grafman of Northwestern University—conducted a study that utilized data from Vietnam War Veterans that had been gathered previously. The vets were specifically chosen because a large number of them had damage to brain areas suspected of playing a critical role in functions related to religious fundamentalism. CT scans were analyzed comparing 119 vets with brain trauma to 30 healthy vets with no damage, and a survey that assessed religious fundamentalism was administered. While the majority of participants were Christians of some kind, 32.5% did not specify a particular religion."These findings are important because they suggest that impaired functioning in the prefrontal cortex—whether from brain trauma, a psychological disorder, a drug or alcohol addiction, or simply a particular genetic profile—can make an individual susceptible to religious fundamentalism. And perhaps in other cases, extreme religious indoctrination harms the development or proper functioning of the prefrontal regions in a way that hinders cognitive flexibility and openness." In fact, their analyses showed that these factors only accounted for a fifth of the variation in fundamentalism scores. Uncovering those additional causes, which could be anything from genetic predispositions to social influences, is a future research project that the researchers believe will occupy investigators for many decades to come, given how complex and widespread religious fundamentalism is and will likely continue to be for some time." END TIMES.....

  6. abbafan7:36 AM

    trump would shit his fat bear-greased pants (thanks Gryphen!!) if Ms. Yates is appointed as a Special Prosecutor to investigate his treasonous actions!!

  7. Anonymous8:38 AM

    "One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today.

    "After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't.

    Rutger Bregman's TEDTalk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. A quarter of a million views later, the subject of that video is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today.

    Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's NEAR implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come.

    Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world."

    PS. The pfd in AK is supported.

    1. Anonymous9:29 AM


      ps. Get to work. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

  8. Anonymous11:59 AM

  9. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Well, at least she still has her accent. During her testimony the drawling of Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina at the same was so irritating I switched it off. Charming in very small doses, maybe.


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