Live Blog: VEEP Debatestakes 2020

 

Where would be without a live debate thread especially when it’s Kamala vs the guy who calls his wife mother?

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So,  we will be following the debate antics.  Here’s the details:

 

9-10:30 PM EDT on ABC · CBS · FOX · NBC · PBS

Stream: C-SPAN · CBSN · ABC · NBC · PBS

Apps: ABC News · CBS News · CNN · Fox News · NBC News

Moderator: Susan Page

Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Format: Nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each

And here’s the downlow:  “How to watch the vice presidential debate” by Caroline Linton of CBS.

Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris will meet for their first and only debate on Wednesday, October 7, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Susan Page of USA Today will moderate, and Pence and Harris will be separated by a plexiglass barrier.

Campaign manager Bill Stepien and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, both of whom helped with Mr. Trump’s debate preparation, have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as Hope Hicks, counselor to President Trump. Christie also checked into the hospital for treatment. Chris Wallace, the moderator of the first debate, said Mr. Trump arrived too late to the debate site to be tested for COVID-19 there.

Pence has been tested multiple times since then, and he said the latest test, on Wednesday, was negative.

Harris announced on Friday that she and her husband, Doug Emhoff, had both tested negative for COVID-19. To limit travel, she arrived in Salt Lake City on Friday night. 

The candidates will be seated 12 feet away from each other. 

 

So, let’s see if she can make him cry!

 


First Presidential Debate of 2020: Live Dread and Thread

Hi Sky Dancers!!!!!

So here’s some things to read before it starts. We’re here for you!

Just one whopper for Joe!

So, grab a cuppa or a glassa and some snacks and join us! It can’t get any more surreal than this!


Yet Another Live Blog: November Democratic debate

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Hi Sky Dancers!

It’s been a busy day today!

And yet, we’re still here!

And the graphic is from WAPO and this bit of info:

The fifth Democratic debate is being co-hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. It’s being held in Atlanta, at Tyler Perry Studios. Ten candidates qualified to be onstage, hitting at least 3 percent in four approved polls or at least 5 percent in two early-state polls, plus bringing in donations from at least 165,000 unique donors:

So, it’s 10 candidates and it’s Atlanta, GA and NBC/ MSNBC news:

Ten candidates will appear on stage: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, billionaire activist Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

And most of us are still standing!  Heavy has some suggested your tea sipping/wine sipping suggestions.

 

  • Take a sip if anyone talks about Bernie’s heart attack.

  • Take a sip if Sanders talks about a “radical” idea (and uses the word “radical.”)

  • Take a shot if Andrew Yang tries to give away money again.

  • Take a shot if Tulsi Gabbard calls the debate hosts “despicable” again.

  • Take a sip if Gabbard is wearing white again.

  • Take a sip if Biden steps away from his podium and leans close to another candidate. Take a shot if he actually touches another candidate.

  • Take a sip if Biden gives the wrong website or phone number. If he talks about record players again, take a shot.

  • Take a sip if Harris talks about being a prosecutor and being proud of her record.

  • Take a shot if Harris seems too happy and looks like she had a shot before the debate.

  • Take a shot if Cory Booker makes another marijuana joke like he does in most debates.

  • Take a sip if Booker talks about being vegan.

  • Take a sip if Booker makes an awkward joke.

  • Take a shot if Buttigieg talks about Mike Pence.

  • Take a sip if Buttigieg says a joke that’s funny and makes you literally laugh out loud.

  • Take a sip if someone talks about Buttigieg rising in the polls.

  • Take a sip if Warren says “I have a plan.”

  • Take a sip if Warren talks about her rise in the polls.

  • Take a sip if someone takes a shot at Warren’s decision to hold off on Medicare for All until she’s in office for three years.

  • Take a sip if Warren and Sanders hug.

  • Take a shot the first time Warren or Sanders say anything negative about the other, because that is really are.

  • Take a sip if Klobuchar talks about fundraising.

  • Take a sip if Steyer talks about his money or net worth.

  • Take a sip if someone else gets mad about how much money Steyer has.

Will we get questions on the Impeachment Hearings?  Foreign Policy?  Stay tuned!

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Whatcha y’all think ?

 

 


Live Blog: Sondland Throws them ALL under the Bus

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Talk with Rudy

 

If you’re not watching this hearing … you should be …


Impeachment Friday Live Blog: Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

Marie YovanovitchHappy Impeachment Friday!!!

 This Politico headline pretty much sums it up:

Trump ousted Yovanovitch. Now, she tells her story.

The former ambassador to Ukraine is delivering key testimony to impeachment investigators about the smear campaign against her.

Yovanovitch, a 30-year veteran of the diplomatic corps, had already been ousted by the time Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. But the circumstances surrounding her departure in May have been a focal point for House impeachment investigators as they seek evidence that Trump abused his office to extract political benefit from a foreign ally — and steamrolled anyone who might thwart him/

“[Yovanovitch] was kneecapped by the grimy political and financial interests of the president and Mr. Giuliani,” Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview

Maloney added that Yovanovitch was a witness to the early efforts by Giuliani “and saw this develop in real time.”

 

And of course Trump is commiting crimes in public again!

Stay tuned!

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Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was recalled in the spring amid what she previously described as a “concerted campaign” against her, told lawmakers Friday she did not understand Rudy Giuliani’s “motives for attacking me.”

Yovanovitch’s remarks were part of an opening statement to the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, has been named by other witnesses in the inquiry as pressing for Yovanovitch’s removal.

The veteran diplomat had testified in a closed hearing on Oct. 11 that she was told by colleagues that the State Department “had been under pressure from the President to remove me since the Summer of 2018.”

Her personal story is extremely compelling and her evidence even more so.