Al Franken is still pondering a return to politics.

By | 2018-08-01T16:26:32+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |20 Comments

He deserves a second chance.

Courtesy of CNN:

Former Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Monday he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running for office again, adding that he misses and loved his job as a US senator representing Minnesota.

“I put my heart in the job,” Franken said to TV station WCCO, a CNN affiliate. “I miss the whole job. I loved that job, I loved the job as senator. … It was very meaningful for me and bittersweet, I would like to still be there.”

When asked if he would consider running again, Franken said he didn’t know.

“I haven’t ruled it out, and I haven’t ruled it in,” he said Monday.

What happened to AL Franken is unconscionable. 

If he were running for office in Alaska I would not only vote for him, but I would volunteer to help with his campaign. 

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20 Comments

  1. Beaglemom August 1, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I have been an Al Franken supporter since his Sundance television show during the Kerry presidential campaign in 2004. He was tearful on election night and so was I. Franken served the people of Minnesota and of the US with great distinction in the Senate. He should never have been bullied – by Democratic women in the Senate – out of office last year. They were in such a hurry to prove that they believed in the MeToo movement that they jumped on a fake bandwagon, one that pleased the Trump White House because Franken was an early and persistent advocate for the Mueller investigation. He was one of only a few Democratic senators who openly addressed the likely collusion between Trump and the Russians at the time and he was about the only Democrat that the media ever addressed or quoted. He was railroaded, for sure.

    • Paul August 1, 2018 at 7:17 am

      Beaglemom: A thousand thumbs up for your comment.

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Beaglemom, you are so right…as always.

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      They had him railroaded out the Senate in what a couple of days with no investigation.

      On the other hand we have that creep from Ohio, Jordan, that not only in still in Congress but want the speaker of the house position.

  2. anon August 1, 2018 at 7:32 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/heres-trumps-sexism-destroying-womens-lives/

    “The man is waging a WAR on women.” “Hell on earth for women.”
    “a disgusting pig” ” It ranges from in-your-facedisrespect to harassment to selfish, unprotected sex to R*APE.” “Trump’s sexism endeared him to voters. The Christian Right, saw him as a vehicle for their legislation and invoked a hypocritical logic. They do so because despite Trump’s many “sins”, he shares their views on gender. Women are objects.” “What is their plan? It is to target women’s freedom. No sex education. No abortion. No RU-486 or the “morning after pill”. No women leaders. Definitely, no woman president. In other words, to use the Bible as a blueprint for society.” “What a sickening, fear to live with. Trump, a man who flaunted affairs, who violated his wife and seemed never to meet a condom he liked wearing will now, make an unwanted pregnancy a life threatening danger. All this to satisfy the Je$US Freaks.”

    • anon August 1, 2018 at 8:35 am

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/christiane-amanpour-talks-replacing-charlie-rose-it-sends-a-really-big-message?ref=home

      “It is, as Amanpour says, a “difficult” and “weird” time to be launching a news show, in a climate stormed by “fake news” pitchforks and the spectacle of partisan punditry. But for Amanpour, it’s prudent to fall back on a mantra she coined years ago.

      “I believe in being truthful, not neutral,””Her flagship CNN International program, Amanpour, first began airing as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose’s indelible interview series in December after PBS cut ties with the venerable journalist in the wake of investigations revealing that nearly 30 women had accused Rose of sexual misconduct, making him one of the most high-profile media personalities implicated in the #MeToo scandals.

      “I’m proud to say that I’m delighted that PBS chose a woman, a proven woman, to be able to fill in this slot,” Amanpour says when we ask her about it. “I think it’s really important. It’s a great message. It goes beyond gender, obviously, because it’s about my career, my competence, my record. They don’t just put any woman. And I’m really proud of that. And to all the women out there, I think it sends a really big message. To all the men out there, I think it sends a big message, too.” “This is the journalist who interviewed Palestinian Authority leader Yassar Arafat in 2002, who was the sole journalist inside the courtroom for Saddam Hussein’s 2004 trial, and was the final reporter to interview Muammar Gaddafi before the Libyan autocrat’s bloody death in 2011.

      President Trump has put journalism under siege. Christiane Amanpour is here, as always, to fight on its behalf.” “Regarding all the other names that have been coming out, you know this has been going on since time immemorial.” “I believe it happened because of the work of some dogged reporters. So, far from being the enemies of the people, they have worked really hard on behalf of I’d say the whole population. Not just women who I’d say make up half the world’s population, but men as well. It’s over now, this idea of male domination and the patriarchy and women don’t dare stick up for themselves or are unable to be professionals in their realm because of some weird tradition that has lasted for all these years. So I would say thank you to Ronan Farrow”

    • anonymous August 1, 2018 at 9:07 am
  3. anon August 1, 2018 at 8:06 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/senate-committee-approves-trump-environmental-nominees-wright-mcintosh-neumayr-3c3332ba3b10/

    “Sen. Thomas Carper, the top Democrat on the committee, explained that a number of committee Democrats voted against the nominees because what they heard from the nominees in private meetings and in their testimony “did not line up with what we read” in responses to questions sent to each nominee.” Bait & $witch.

  4. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

    “Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way.
    The press is not the enemy.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/reporter-mocked-trump-supporters-toothless-garbage-people-now-conservatives-freaking/

    ““It’s great that he supports Ron DeSantis,” rally attendee Robin Wright told MSNBC. “If he thinks he’s good then he must be good. He’s right with everything else.”

    “Are you willing to take his word for it?” MSNBC’s Ali Vitali asked Wright. “Whoever Trump says to vote for, you vote for?”

    “I do,” Wright admitted. “Anything he says — he hasn’t — everything he says is true, it comes true,” Wright insisted.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/gop-voter-tells-msnbc-automatically-supports-whoever-trump-tells-everything-says-true/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/morning-joe-panel-stunned-trump-supporter-believes-inauguration-crowd-bigger-obamas/

    “The authorities’ investigation quickly identified the culprit who’d made the GPS death threat call. It was from someone in Texas. He can now be prosecuted in Massachusetts. But Sinha, writing a little more than 24 hours after the threats had been made, remained frightened: “I want to thank everyone who worked so fast to track the phone calls but I have to say my peace of mind is gone.”

    She won’t stop speaking out, she said. But she also declined an invitation to go on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News for fear of riling up his audience.

    She ended her Facebook post on an alarming note. “As an immigrant, naturalized citizen, I actually do love living in the United States despite the fact that I study the history of slavery and now of racial terror after the Civil War. I feel invested in the project of American democracy otherwise I would not write. That we now again live in an age where violent intimidation is becoming the norm is horrifying.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/historian-faces-shocking-death-threat-just-comparing-donald-trump-andrew-johnson/

  5. Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 9:00 am

    “Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Told American CEO: Send Cash to Moscow”>”the accused Russian operative, didn’t just allegedly cultivate the National Rifle Association on behalf of the Kremlin. The 29-year-old Russian national also braced one of America’s best-known businessmen” “Butina, who is currently incarcerated, has pleaded not guilty to charges that she worked as a covert operative for the Kremlin, infiltrating the NRA and American conservative politics through a charm offensive that included, according to U.S. prosecutors, a series of sexual favors.” “It’s interesting that she was not only seeking to provide ways for the Russian government to put money into the U.S. political system in order to influence our electoral outcome, but that she clearly also was interested in luring American money to Russia.”
    “BuzzFeed reported earlier Tuesday that federal investigators are scrutinizing a number of financial transactions linked to Butina, including a $90,000 transaction with Alfa Bank.”< Ping Ping Bing Bong

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/accused-russian-spy-maria-butina-told-american-ceo-send-cash-to-moscow

  6. anon August 1, 2018 at 9:13 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/01/obama-returns-and-drops-a-blue-wave-endorsement-bomb-on-reeling-republicans.html

    81 “In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, former President Obama said, “I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent. I’m confident that, together, they’ll strengthen this country we love by restoring opportunity that’s broadly shared, repairing our alliances and standing in the world, and upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law. But first, they need our votes – and I’m eager to make the case for why Democratic candidates deserve our votes this fall.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/obama-jumps-midterm-battle-endorsement-81-candidates/

  7. anon August 1, 2018 at 9:44 am

    https://www.amazon.com/Verge-Rebecca-D-Costa/dp/0795350570

    ““There can be no greater advantage than certainty of the future.
    Not in nature. Not in business. Not in governance.”

    So begins Rebecca Costa’s much-awaited exploration of foresight: “the crowning achievement of human ambition.” According to Costa, advances in Big Data, predictive analytics, genomics, artificial intelligence, and other breakthroughs have made it possible to pinpoint future results with mind-blowing accuracy—cracking the door to what Costa calls predaptation: the ability to adapt before the fact.
    Never before has the information needed to avert danger, get the jump ahead of others, or prepare for the inevitable been so clearly within grasp.

    Through fascinating real-life examples, Costa reveals how technology has brought nations, businesses, and individuals to the edge of clairvoyance. Yet, our ability to act on foreknowledge often falls short—causing leaders to squander the advantage of preemption. To counteract this failure, Costa illuminates 12 principles of adaptation, and predaptation, used to succeed in fast-moving environments.

    In the spirit of the best in popular science, On the Verge is a landmark examination of big-picture forces affecting society today. Costa’s unique sociobiological perspective, combined with her ability to blend humor, breaking science, and insightful personal stories, distinguishes her as one of the most important female thought leaders of our time.”

    http://www.rebeccacosta.com/videos-between-the-lines-with-barry-kibrick-200.htm

    • anonymous August 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

      “The Collaboration Gene within US will save US”> “Do the RIGHT thing” Key>”LEVERAGING human nature, not trying to change it.”

  8. anon August 1, 2018 at 10:49 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/hillary-clinton-bring-female-voting-rights-story-television/

    HRC>”“I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Steven Spielberg to bring @efweiss5’s book ‘The Woman’s Hour’ to TV,” Clinton said in a statement on her Twitter account, referring to author Elaine Weiss.

    “It’s about the women who fought for suffrage nearly 100 years ago. We stand on their shoulders, and I’m delighted to have a hand in helping to tell their stories,” she added.

    The Hollywood Reporter said that Clinton would act as an executive producer on the show in a deal with Spielberg’s Amblin TV. No writer or network has yet signed on to the project, but the Hollywood Reporter said Clinton is expected to have hands-on involvement in the development of the show, including casting.

    The project will mark Clinton’s debut as a TV producer and follows a deal in May between Netflix and former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to produce films, documentaries and other content for the streaming service.

    “The Woman’s Hour”

  9. anon August 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    ot? More like RaTfucked! “Facebook appears to be playing something closer to whack-a-mole with Russia-linked accounts, only taking action months or years after the pages were created. It’s unclear when Facebook first learned of the pages they removed this week — but they’d been in existence for months, and were followed by nearly 300,000 other Facebook accounts.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/if-facebook-is-removing-pages-why-is-all-this-russian-material-still-up-7ee4b7059b63/

  10. WA Skeptic August 1, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I hope he does; the terrible way he was attacked, and the trial by media, was not good for our country.

    He’s one of the smartest and brightest of the recently elected people; that’s why he was attacked.

    Run, Al, Run!!!

    • Anonymous August 1, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      Plus he has a wonderful sense of humor. something we sorely need with the idiot in the WH ranting every minute of the day

  11. anon August 1, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kirsten-gillibrand-al-franken-2020_us_5b58994ae4b0b15aba945e79

    “In June, Gillibrand spoke at the Washington, D.C., chapter of The Wing, an all-female social club that attracts a younger crowd, and she addressed the reason she spoke out on Franken. An attendee said the audience was supportive of her answer and applauded her.

    Gillibrand has also had other discussions in the wake of the matter, including calling some other prominent Democratic women in the San Francisco area who are friends with Tompkins Buell. According to someone with knowledge of the situation, the senator reached out to them to explain why she believed Franken needed to go, and she’s been willing to talk about her views with people who are skeptical and have questions.

    “Times change, and this is time changing for the better. This is about sexual harassment and sexual assault. Are we for that?” said a Democratic donor. “People just have to get over it. They should expect people to speak up and take a position on it.”
    ” It’s getting a different frame because it’s squeezing the old-boy network.”

    • Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 1:34 am

      Fuck Gillibrand. Franken was competition and she is too ambitious. She isn’t raising money or getting support so now she’s trying to mend her bridges.

      Fuck her. She’ll never be president. I’ll never vote for her. She can’t explain away denying Franken due process.

  12. Anonymous August 5, 2018 at 1:28 am

    If he ran, he’d win.

    I understand Gillibrand is getting some well-deserved snubbing for her part in denying Franken his due process.

    Good. I’ll never vote for her.

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