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We have a Trump accusation that Biden will show up to the debate on drugs – much like his accusation and excuse for getting his ass handed to him by Clinton in the debates four years ago.

Biden’s team responded with the most awesome campaign comeback of the season so far.

“Vice President Biden intends to deliver his debate answers in words. If the president thinks his best case is made in urine he can have at it,” said Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager to the news outlet. “We’d expect nothing less from Donald Trump, who pissed away the chance to protect the lives of 200,000 Americans when he didn’t make a plan to stop COVID-19.”

Stephanie McGeary and Andrew Goff invited me to talk election with them.

It went up this morning, and a great fan response was the first comment below the link.

Kirk is a traitorous red. That LOCO gives this unrepentant Marxist a forum proves their complicity in promoting domestic terrorists. America needs heroes and patriots, not scumbag, ambulance chasing POS’s.

It’s a beautiful fall Sunday morning.

If he isn’t declared winner on election night he’s going to allege fraud and count on the Supreme Court majority to back him up. Failing that he’s hoping that right wing legislatures in swing states will invalidate their elections and appoint pro-Trump electors. Barring that he won’t promise a peaceful transition.

So the real question is – does he have enough support in the military to back it up?

And f—- these Republicans. They’ve enable this guy. They continue to indulge him. They are either corrupt or cowardly. After this last week their word means nothing. If Trump does indeed push a coup, they will back him.

The Lincoln Project didn’t waste any time.

Covid what?

Meanwhile, in Idaho, stupid is as stupid does.

Just damn. Politics aside she was one of my favorite people.

Helene Rouvier and Peggy Dickenson will join me on All Things Reconsidered tonight to discuss their group Humboldt Progressive Democrats, their purpose, and their endorsements tonight at 7:00 p.m. Please call in with your thoughts and questions.

Other groups are being offered time on a future show.

Fifteen community groups are joining forces to host three candidate forums featuring candidates running in the November 3, 2020 election for Eureka City Council, Arcata City Council, McKinleyville Community Services District, and Humboldt Community Services District.

Eureka City Council Candidates: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Arcata City Council Candidates: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 6 p.m.

McKinleyville & Humboldt Community Services Districts Candidates: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Event Co-Sponsors:

The Eureka Chapter of the NAACP, Centro del Pueblo, the Wiyot Tribe, the Humboldt & Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Cooperation Humboldt, Health Care for All Humboldt/Physicians for a National Health Program, Northcoast Environmental Center, Move to Amend, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities, Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaborative, Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, College of the Redwoods, and Club Triangle.The forums will be moderated by Noel August, better known to locals as Tucker Noir from Club Triangle.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be held virtually and broadcast live via Access Humboldt at:, on television Channel 11, and on radio station KZZH – and Facebook.

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available via Zoom; anyone desiring Spanish interpretation should contact for a Zoom link. The forums will also be recorded and re-aired several times before the election.The sponsoring organizations will ask questions which are relevant to their missions, giving voters an opportunity to hear how the candidates stand on a variety of issues. All 31 candidates who have filed papers to run for Eureka City Council, Arcata City Council, McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, or Humboldt Community Services District Board of Directors have been invited to participate. See Less

Biden is acknowledging the mistakes of the Obama years and it does look hopeful. Obama had instantly surrounded himself with Wall Street economists like Tim Geitner and Austan Goolseby, with no bona fide Keynesian economists even in the mix. Again, let’s remember that FDR was elected in 1932 as a fiscal conservative but was pragmatic enough to embrace Keynesianism and fundamental economic restructuring. He had some support from elements of the capitalist class who understood that they could not make money if workers did not have the income to buy their goods – as opposed to the myopia of the bulk of the current class which yawns with fluctuating jobs and income reports. The only way the US will not only climb out of the current mess, but also reclaim a sustainable economy, is mass conversion of infrastructure and the industrial complexes themselves – including conversion of a military industry which churns out weapons the Pentagon doesn’t even ask for because jobs.

Will Biden rise to the occasion like Roosevelt? I don’t know. I hope so. But this article is hopeful at least to the extent that it acknowledges that the Obama stimulus program was inadequate – recognizing of course that Republicans – per their rule since the 1970s – wouldn’t allow any Keynesian policy and imposed a rule they reserve only for when a Democrat is in office – that all new spending must be offset by a cut somewhere else. It makes no sense economically, but was imposed specifically to sabotage the economy under Obama. Obama was the first President since World War II to be deprived of deficit spending in order to pull the country out of a recession – he had to resort to intricate monetarist policies which helped but was inadequate to generate employment in significant numbers. Of course, once Trump was in office, the rule was tossed aside immediately and Republicans stopped talking about deficits. Like Reagan, and Bush, Jr, Trump was allowed to spend to expand the recovery.

You can bet that if the Republicans hold the Senate, the offset rule will be reimposed come January. But Biden may take a different approach than Obama and be more forceful politically. Will he push to convert military and fossil fuel industry to embrace the future? We’ll see.

Redheaded Blackbelt has the story.


September 2020