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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pierwalker Log: April 30, 2019

Writing start: 10:00 A.M.
Finish: 1:28 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 300
Edited (est.): 5800
Tasks

1. Failure: Off till 4/6

2. Book Three Melody: Read-through of chapter fifteen

3. Angel: Book Three: Off till 4/4

4. Random Chance: Off

5. LOTR: 200 new words
Notes: I believe I see the end of this chapter.

6. Port Story: 100 new words
Notes: Very slow-going.

7. Hidden Bookmarks: Read-through of chapter one

8. Rumpel: Off till 4/13

Special Projects: Transcribing Montaigne day 1/3.

Extra notes: Yet another week  to rank my favorites for the Democratic nomination for president. Here they are, in order:

1. Elizabeth Warren
2. Kamala Harris
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3. Cory Booker
4. Pete Buttigieg
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5. Beto O'Rourke
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6. Kirsten Gillibrand/Amy Klobuchar
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7. Joe Biden
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Everybody else. Bringing up the rear--Bernie Sanders

I have to admit that Buttigieg signing to a deaf supporter was both touching and effective. To that end he has managed to make up some distance with the frontrunners. Until he addresses his issues regarding the Clinton campaign, there is no way he'll make it to the front, however.

A few words about Joe Biden, who, I believe, formally announced his run this week. Biden is already accepting massive donations from corporations and super-PACs. His non-apology to Anita Hill this week was pathetic. His age, his beliefs about women (as evidenced by his past behavior towards them), his enormous privilege ... all but guarantee disaster for this country and this world should he earn the nomination.


  • He will slow walk the Green New Deal (he's taking corporate cash, after all; additionally, he's almost 80. What does he care if the world burns in 30 years?)
  • He will slow walk Medicare For All if not ignore it. Again, he's taking corporate cash, especially from Big Pharma.
  • He has expressed disdain for Net Neutrality in the past. Another deal-breaker.
  • His privilege has completely separated him from 99% of the American populace. I don't care how many babies he kisses on the campaign, I can tell you he doesn't give a shit about them, or about those financially beneath him.
  • He will seek a centrist position in a time when doing so is point-blank immoral. I'm all for healing the divide in this country, provided that Republicans give up trying to take over the government and instead work to govern the government alongside Democrats. Republicans today seek to rule, not to govern. A divide in that case isn't just expected, it's the moral thing for Democrats to do. Period.
  • His age is a big issue, just as it is with Sanders.
Warren retains her top spot. Everything that comes out of her mouth these days is sheer gold, as far as I'm concerned. The same is true for Kamala Harris. I am truly praying that the nomination goes to one of them. The rest continue to unimpress, in particular Beto O'Rourke, who has been nothing but disappointing during his campaign.



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