'People will die': Lib video game journo still taking Hillary's defeat really hard

‘People will die’: Lib video game journo still taking Hillary’s defeat really hard

You know who I trust for political analysis? A video game writer whom I don't even trust for video game analysis. — neontaster (@neontaster) May 10, 2017 Ben Kuchera makes a living writing about video games. Nice work if you can get it, right? Well anyway, somewhere along the way, he got the impression that he’s some kind of political expert. Earlier today, he embarked on an emotionally charged and unwittingly entertaining rant about the grave injustice that was done when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald J. Trump. And, of course, also about how much America sucks now because Hillary isn’t president. Hillary Clinton was likely the most qualified presidential candidate in history, and we gave our country to a reality show personality. — Ben Kuchera (@BenKuchera) May 10, 2017 This sounds promising, doesn’t it? I'm done arguing that men and women aren't held to different standards […]

Awkward: Bernie and Hillary attend the same church in Las Vegas

Awkward: Bernie and Hillary attend the same church in Las Vegas

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both attending the same Baptist church in Las Vegas today. Here are Rep. Lewis’ comments on Sanders: “We must have a president that understands the racial divide — not someone who just acquired the knowledge recently, but someone who understands the racial divide and has lived it and worked through it down through the years.” The preeminent voice on civil rights in Congress, downplayed Sanders’ involvement with the SNCC and the movement during the CBC PAC’s press conference Thursday. “I never saw him, I never met him. I was chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years — 1963 to 1966,” he said. “I was involved in the sit-ins, the freedom rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery. I directed the board of education project for six years. I met Hillary Clinton. I met President Clinton.” Glad we […]

Did Bernie Sanders just send the 'most economically illiterate tweet ever'?

Did Bernie Sanders just send the ‘most economically illiterate tweet ever’?

Well, it’s official: Bernie Sanders did not get an Econ 101 textbook for Christmas (again): Bill Kristol thinks history might have been made: Could be! Sanders was offered a finance education, and these lessons actually are free: Reality calling. To summarize the reaction: And then some. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/26/did-bernie-sanders-just-send-the-most-economically-illiterate-tweet-ever/

DNC reportedly approves #BlackLivesMatter presidential town hall

DNC reportedly approves #BlackLivesMatter presidential town hall

Activists with #BlackLivesMatter had sought to host a Democrat presidential debate, and the DNC has reportedly met them halfway and agreed to host a town hall event instead: The DNC agreed to a #BlackLivesMatter town hall after people affiliated with the movement had circulated a petition demanding a separate debate. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/21/dnc-reportedly-approves-blacklivesmatter-presidential-town-hall/

Hillary tries to make 'progressive' label stick with free stickers

Hillary tries to make ‘progressive’ label stick with free stickers

Early in the first Democratic presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper pressed Hillary Clinton on her political leanings. He noted that while she had told a New Hampshire audience she’d “take a back seat to no one when it comes to progressive values,” at an Ohio stop she acknowledged “being kind of moderate and center.” After some babbling from Clinton, Cooper asked again, “Just for the record, are you a progressive, or are you a moderate?” Clinton was obviously impressed by her own answer, because her campaign is now giving away bumper stickers reprinting her big applause line. OK, so Clinton has driven a stake through the old Hillary Clinton who voted for the Iraq War and argued that the marriage of a man and a woman was “one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization.” But she also gets things done, although no one can seem […]

Bernie Sanders joins Snapchat, gives fans a reason to live

Bernie Sanders joins Snapchat, gives fans a reason to live

We’re guessing that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wasn’t very familiar with the social messaging app Snapchat when he leaned into a supporter’s iPhone in September and gave a hearty, “Hey, Snapshot.” Someone in hiscampaign has likely givenhim a tutorial in the interim, because the New York Daily News reports that Sanders has officially joined “Snapshot”as bernie.sanders. Sanders’ post has racked up 15,000 “loves” in the space of one workday, and if Twitter didn’t have a “Love” button before today, it would have had to have added one. OK, we get the idea. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/11/16/septuagenarian-hipster-bernie-sanders-joins-snapchat-gives-supporters-a-new-reason-to-live/

'#BernieGate': Sanders staffer fired for accessing Clinton campaign's voter data

‘#BernieGate’: Sanders staffer fired for accessing Clinton campaign’s voter data

A high-level Bernie Sanders campaign staffer has been fired after being accused of breaching Clinton campaign data: Bernie Sanders was having one of the best days of his presidential campaign Thursday as he racked up two key endorsements and announced that hed passed a major fundraising milestone. But all of that quickly changed late in the day as his campaign confirmed that it had fired a staffer for improperly accessing proprietary data from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee cut off the campaigns access to its voter database. Some things, unlike wealth, are not to be shared. The fired Sanders staffer in question has denied the accusation: At some point maybe they’ll all just agree to blame it on climate change. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/18/berniegate-sanders-staffer-fired-for-accessing-clinton-campaigns-voter-data/

Boston Fire Department attributes blaze to rooftop solar panel

Boston Fire Department attributes blaze to rooftop solar panel

Who doesn’t love solar panels? Maybe you even took the advice of the U.S. Department of Energy and dressed up as a solar panel thisHalloween. President Obama is certainly a fan. In July, he announced a plan to triple his administration’s goal for installing renewable energy for low- and moderate-income housing. It would be a win-win; the plan would create jobs for solar panel manufacturers and installers, and the poor would enjoy cheap electricity. Candidate Bernie Sanders jumped on board too, saying he’d create a fund that would help makesolar panels available to low-income families, woman- or minority-owned small businesses, Indian tribal lands, the Appalachia region and Alaskan native communities. Before installing all of those solar panels on low-income housing,a second look into their safety might be in order. The Boston Fire Department tweeted yesterday that a malfunctioning solar panel started a fire on the roof of a five-story building. […]

Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders

Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders

Spike Lee is feeling the Bern: Sanders hopes Lee can help him win black voters: And he’s cut an ad for Sanders in South Carolina: Partial transcript via ABC News: Waaaaake up! Wake up, South Carolina! Lee begins in the new spot first obtained by ABC News from the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is your dude, Spike Lee. And you know that I know that you know that the system is rigged! And for too long weve given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the okie doke. Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering. Thats why I am officially endorsing my brother, Bernie Sanders. Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means hes not on the tape, and when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing! Here’s the audio: “Wake up, South Carolina!” Read […]