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0824, 25 Jun 20

Democratic Convention Goes Mostly Virtual

It’s a good thing that Milwaukee didn’t expand the Trolley for the convention, eh? The taxpayers dodged a $100+ million Barrett Bullet.

The Democratic National Convention Committee has asked state delegates not to travel to Milwaukee this year, with new coronavirus cases on the rise across the United States.

Instead, Milwaukee will host a four-night scaled-back convention the week of August 17. Instead of taking place at the Fiserv Forum, the convention will be at the Wisconsin Center, also in downtown Milwaukee. State delegates will vote for their candidate virtually.

Vice President Joe Biden is still expected to accept the nomination in Milwaukee.

The announcement Wednesday from the DNCC was not surprising, but disappointing for a city that has spent the last decade rebuilding its downtown and hoping to showcase itself as a tourism destination.


Event planners say that the convention will still have live broadcasts and curated content from Milwaukee and other satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country.


0824, 25 June 2020


  1. MjM

    What it’ll look like.

    The Fraud that is Babblin’ Biden:

    One of several nonprofits Joe Biden created following his tenure in the White House, the Biden Cancer Initiative paid top executives lavishly, with salaries comprising nearly 65 percent of its total expenditures. That is well above the 25 percent charity watchdogs recommend nonprofits spend on administrative overhead and fundraising costs combined.

    The nonprofit raised and spent $4.8 million over its two years in operation, its 2017 and 2018 tax forms show. Slightly more than $3 million of that amount went to salaries, compensation, and benefits. At the same time, the group spent just $1.7 million on all of its other expenses. A bulk of this cash—$740,000—was poured into conferences, conventions, and meetings. It did not cut a single grant to any other group or foundation during its two-year run.

    An analysis of nonprofits by Charity Navigator, which rates charities for effectiveness, found that mid-to-large-sized nonprofits paid their chief executives an average salary of $126,000 per year—far less than what the Biden Cancer Initiative paid its president, Greg Simon, who pocketed $224,539 in 2017 and $429,850 in 2018.

    Before going on to receive six-figure salaries from the Biden Cancer Initiative, Simon and the initiative’s vice president, Danielle Carnival, previously worked for the Obama administration’s Cancer Moonshot program. Biden’s son Hunter received $50,000 a month to sit on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma despite an apparent lack of qualifications. James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, joined a construction firm in 2010 that later won a $1.5 billion contract to build homes in Iraq while Biden oversaw Iraq policy. Biden’s presidential campaign has been plagued with questions about Hunter’s and James’s financial activities.

    Simon was only one of several highly paid Biden Cancer Initiative executives. Carnival was also compensated handsomely, collecting a combined $391,897 in 2017 and 2018. Simon and Carnival were the only two individuals paid both years by the nonprofit. During its second year in operation, the initiative added others to its payroll, including director of communications Cecilia Arradaza (who was paid $171,012), director of engagement Lisa Simms Booth ($197,544), and director of science policy Catherine Young ($170,904).

  2. Mar

    Pat: Yawn. Last years news.

  3. Mar

    I wonder if Antifa will still show up along with other terrorist groups like BLM.

  4. Jason

    Good catch Pat.  While Obama, Clinton, and Biden scam organizations are still up and running strong, Trump’s has closed, and he’s actually paid back what was ordered.   Would sure be nice to see a tit for that tat and get some money back from Sleepy Joe.

  5. Pat

    Jason, I’m sure Trump’s DOJ is pursuing charges and prosecutions as we speak against all those scoundrels for those crimes.

  6. Pat

    Major Moron chimes in with, “Tell us again Patsy, how much did Biden’s foundation donate to charities?“

    Tell us again Moron, how many women accused Trump of rape? And how many 13 year olds did he rape with Epstein?

  7. Mar

    Wow, Lying Pat back at her lying again. Glad they let you out cell at Mendota.

  8. Merlin

    Meh. Politicians scamming through foundations, charities, and political action committees is fairly routine chump change. Biden upped the game by personally taking private “consultation fees” from foreign entities on matters over which he had direct decision making responsibility…  while he was serving as Vice President. That’s next level corruption so lucrative not even his Republican colleagues will say jack about it as they line up to fill their own pockets. No such thing as conflicts of interest anymore.

  9. MjM

    Patsy warbles: how many women accused Trump of rape?

    One.  A nutball –  like you – who was trying to sell a book

    Pasty gargles: And how many 13 year olds did he rape with Epstein?

    Zero.   Meaning a LOT less than your pal Billy Bob Clinton.



  10. Mar

    Lying Pat, that claim has been disproved even by the worst Trump haters.
    And here I thought you were over your lying.
    How sad.

  11. MjM

    Po’ widdle Patsy.

    She can’t remember being taken to school just a few months ago over her favorite fraudulent “Jerry Springer” rape claim.

    Tip: Vying to be the female Joe Babblin’ Biden is really not something to aspire to.

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