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2044, 11 Aug 20

Harris Gets the VP Nod

This should be fun.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and Asian American in the role.

Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot.

The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests.


She repeatedly clashed with Mr Biden during the primary election debates, most notably criticising his praise for the “civil” working relationship he had with former senators who favoured racial segregation.

The Democrat was born in Oakland, California, to two immigrant parents: an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father.

She went on to attend Howard University, one of the nation’s preeminent historically black colleges and universities. She has described her time there as among the most formative experiences of her life.


After four years at Howard, Ms Harris went on to earn her law degree at the University of California, Hastings, and began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

She became the district attorney – the top prosecutor – for San Francisco in 2003, before being elected the first woman and the first African American to serve as California’s attorney general, the top lawyer and law enforcement official in America’s most populous state.


But the senator failed to articulate a clear rationale for her campaign, and gave muddled answers to questions in key policy areas like healthcare.

She was also unable to capitalise on the clear high point of her candidacy: debate performances that showed off her prosecutorial skills, often placing Mr Biden in the line of attack.


2044, 11 August 2020


  1. Le Roi du Nord

    A great choice.  Smart, well spoken, unafraid of being alone on stage with pence, and (take notice here, k) tough on criminals .

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Bernie bros are upset.

  3. dad29

    Even more obnoxious and mean that Hillary.  Great choice!!

    –Signed, Donald Trump

  4. Merlin

    Well, maybe she doesn’t think Joe’s such a racist, sexist pig after all. Or she still does, but the price is right. She went from not being able to pull 1% among democrat voters during the primaries to being the party’s number two. Voters have already told her to get lost once. Second time’s a charm?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    I think Joe will need to get a food taster if he wins….

  6. Jason

    >I think Joe will need to get a food taster if he wins….

    Whoever is chewing his food for him is already doing that.

  7. Merlin

    Both Bernie and Ms. Law & Order are scheduled to speak at the convention in Milwaukee, presumably so racist Joe doesn’t have to leave his basement. The msm has their work cut out for them reimagining Kamala’s history with so little time left. She appealed to so few democrat voters she bowed out in December. This is going to require a lot of lipstick.

  8. Mar

    Tough on criminals.
    Yep, and that is why she got so many votes in the primaries.

  9. Mar

    Le Roi, serious question.
    Is Harris the best qualified Democrat to be on the ticket.
    Or is she the best Black female candidate?

  10. Mar

    And Le Roi, keep in mind, her family owned slaves.
    Should be she be cancelled?

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Is she the “best qualified? That depends on what criteria you want to use for that decision. A silly question without including what qualities you are looking for. A highly educated guy like yourself should know that.

  12. Le Roi du Nord


    And keep in mind that your claim is unproven, but unproven accusations are your ( and trumps) bread and butter.

    But answer this; does being the descendant of a white on black rape in the 1800’s really matter in 2020?

  13. Mar

    Thanks for the nin-answer, Le Roi. You are such a wimp. Cannot answer a simple question. Grow some balls.
    I guess, Le Roi, her father as a source means it’s unproven.
    So, then, why tear down all the statues?
    Why cancel everything that has to do with slavery?
    Now, Le Roi, go find some bravado.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    So sorry I used big words, but I thought one so highly educated as you could comprehend. But I’ll admit I was wrong in that regard.

    But I hold by everything I said.

  15. Mar

    I guess, Le Roi, your refusal to answer a very simple question, you are either too stupid to answer or you don’t think she is the best VP candidate.
    Assuming you are not stupid, and that is a big assumption, what does she bring to the table?
    It’s not like she can deliver California.
    She doesn’t appeal to many Black voters.
    Her presidential campaign collapsed before it began.
    So, what is her appeal?
    Or are you waiting for the media to give you your talking points?

  16. jjf

    Such a ridic question, Mar.  You think Harris should be cancelled?

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    Now you are acting like k, demanding answers you agree with. How mature of you.

    BTW: I did answer your question.

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    Her family owned slaves, should she apologize?  or be cancelled?



  19. Mar

    Pathological Liar Le Roi, back to your lying ways again.
    1. You never answered my very simple question. You dodged it.
    2. I didn’t demand you to say anything. I just wanted your opinion.
    And you wonder why I mock you. You lie and refuse to be civil. You are a weak minded troll.

  20. Mar

    jjf, me, personally, I don’t care that her family owned slaves.
    But the people that you support should care, if they are consistent.

  21. jjf

    Where did you get the idea that people are being “cancelled” because their ancestors enslaved people?  Are you confusing statues with living people?  Can you give an example?

  22. Mar

    No, jjf, people are going after George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others who owned slaves.
    That’s your side doing that. The people you support.
    Personally, I think they are idiots.

  23. jjf

    I’m trying to understand why you’re asking about “cancelling” Harris.

  24. Pat

    Wait……….Biden and Harris are going after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson???

  25. Le Roi du Nord


    I answered your ridiculous question.  Try again with something that makes sense.

    You didn’t want an opinion, you wanted an opportunity make a fool of yourself with your juvenile name calling.  You succeeded.

    And you and k can chew on this:

  26. Mar

    Le Roi, you really have lost it.
    Maybe that hydroxychloroquine is really dangerous. I mean it must be sucking whatever brain cells you have left.

  27. Kevin Scheunemann


    Oh, so now we are NOT responsible for sins of our ancestors?

    Are you renouncing radical liberal ideology of today?

    If so, just denounce radical liberalism that claims we are responsible for sins of our ancestors.

    I’ll hold my breath.

    Amazing how liberals did a 180 on this one!

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    When did you ever hear me blame your ancestors for anything? Be specific.

    Yes, hold your breath, that proves your maturity. Not.

  29. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you openly denounce the heinous, radical liberal, 1619 Project?

    that would be awesome.



  30. jjf

    Did anyone mention 1619?

    “So you denounce”?  Oh, Kev, you made me chuckle.

  31. Le Roi du Nord

    In typical k fashion you move the goal posts, deflect, make up a new bogus subject to denounce when caught in a false claim/assumption. Will you ever act like an adult?

  32. Mar

    In typical Le Roi fashion, he lies, deflects and refuses to answer a very easy question as to whether Harris was the best Democrat to be VP canidate.
    Cannot even answer that question.
    So sad.

  33. Pat

    Don’t worry about Kevin. He’s all flustered over his attempt to implement a travel advisory, and backing down, over a proclamation which would have warned residents of Kewaskum against traveling to the City of Milwaukee during the Democratic National Convention, after he was threatened.

  34. Le Roi du Nord

    “Is Harris the best qualified Democrat to be on the ticket.”  (mar 8-11-20 11:28 pm)

    “….refuses to answer a very easy question as to whether Harris was the best Democrat to be VP canidate.”  (mar 8-13-20 11:56 am)

    Geez, mar, you can’t even get your own quotes straight, how do you expect the smart folks to respond to your nonsense.  As far a Harris being a candidate, I already said she was a great choice (see above).  As far as her being a canidate(sic), I have no opinion.

    Now point to the elephant.

  35. Kevin Scheunemann


    Leave it to you to bite on fake news.

    I was not threatened.   I’m a big boy, I can take it.   However shameful people threatened the Village by calls to Village staff.

    I will not put other people in harms way simply because I stand up to awful, awful incivility.


  36. Pat

    What were the threats?

  37. Mar

    Le ROI, you never answered a very simple question.
    Central Wisconsin Center has openings for you.

  38. Mar

    Still waiting, Le Roi, for you say what President Trump has done wrong about the Chinese virus.
    Meanwhile Senile Joe Biden wants masks mandatory across the US.
    That guy is completely senile.
    No wonder Le Roi loves him. They have a lot on common.

  39. Pat


    According to what wine reported, the police said there was one phone call and that it wasn’t necessarily threatening.

    What’s up with that?

  40. Pat

    WISN not wine

  41. Kevin Scheunemann

    Pat there were multiple intimidating phone calls.

    1 rose to needing legal investigation for law breaking.

    Not all incivility breaks the law or needs investigation.

    This is playbook of the left.

  42. Pat

    What were the threats???

  43. Kevin Scheunemann


    I was not privy to the details of the police investigated phone call.

    I do know one, non-police investigated anonymous phone call threatened boycott of all Kewaskum business.

    This issue had nothing to do with business, it was just warning to citizens that the Milwaukee Police Force has its hands tied next week by liberal politicians to deal with crowds that get out of control. Our residents should not expect same good standard of policing they are used to.

    Leftist incivility at its “finest”.

  44. Pat

    Doesn’t appear that the threats were of a dangerous nature where lives were threatened. Sounds more like someone was saying that if you don’t want your citizenry to go to Milwaukee to freely spend money, they don’t want their citizenry to go to Kewaskum to freely spend money. Tit for tat.

  45. Kevin Scheunemann


    I relayed just one non-investigated phone call. I am certain police investigated phone call was much worse.

    No one was saying you couldn’t go to Milwaukee to spend money….unlike the DNC itself telling people to avoid Mikwaukee bars and restaurants.

    The resolution was urging people to avoid DNC time frame and if you must go exercise extreme caution. That is far different than an unending boycott threat.

    Your false equivalence is awful. You lack of criticizing DNC for open boycott of Milwaukee business is awful.

    This was about warning about lack of public safety measures.

    You prefer no transparency to citizens about Milwaukee’s shocking lack of good policy in relation to DNC security?

  46. Pat

    Sounds like the DNC is attempting to keep participants safe and healthy.

    “A DNCC spokesman said convention participants were asked to avoid bars, restaurants and other locations where social distancing wasn’t possible”

  47. Kevin Scheunemann


    So why can’t I get a,”Sounds like you were just trying to keep your citizens safe and healthy.”

    Is the difference here because I do not adhere to awful leftist policies like DNC?

  48. Pat

    I notice that you backed down, and they didn’t.

  49. Le Roi du Nord

    Since Harris got the VP nod, the soon to be former POTUS has started up with the birther nonsense.  It didn’t work for him in the past, and surely smart folks see right through him in 2020.  How long before the regulars here get on board?

  50. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you are not willing to compliment me in the same way?

    Given the resoluton was only “advice” and had no enforcement weight, the press already got message out there more than publishing the resolution ever would.

    I weighed the awful incivility of other side vs. the legal weight of resolution and decided the mission was already accomplished.  I don’t term it as “backing down” but accomplishing the goal by changing tactics.

    I can take the heat, but I hate seeing innocent people suffer because I take a bold stand on this.    It really showws the insanity of the left.   Just commenting that police hands are tied next week to deal with unruly crowds, and untested police chief, and suburban departments pulling out, and that is controversial?   Shows how crazy the radical left has become.

  51. Pat

    “So why can’t I get a,”Sounds like you were just trying to keep your citizens safe and healthy.”

    I’m sure that is one of your reasons for wanting the proclamation.

    I don’t denounce you wanting to advance your proclamation.

  52. Kevin Scheunemann


    Funny, Funny.

    I don’t denounce you for having awful double standards on the topic.

  53. Pat

    What are those double standards???

  54. Kevin Scheunemann


    Willing to compliment DNC for keeping people safe by denouncing bars and restaurants in Milwaukee, while I was doing the exact same thing…trying to keep people safe by indicating security is subpar at event.



  55. Pat

    Sorry Kevin, but I don’t see it. Where was the compliment??? Can you provide the quote where I gave praise.

  56. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Sounds like the DNC is attempting to keep participants safe and healthy.”

    Can I get the same compliment for the travel warning?


  57. Pat

    That wasn’t a compliment. That was an assumption made based on what the DNCC spokesman stated. I assume that if there are restaurants and bars that have appropriate social distancing established that the DNCC wouldn’t have a problem with convention participants visiting them.

    I also agreed that one of your reasons for wanting to issue a travel advisory for the good citizens of Kewaskum well may be for their health and safety. But that too is an assumption made based on what you said.

  58. Kevin Scheunemann


    When you assert someone is concerned about health and safety…that is a compliment.

  59. Pat

    Then I must have paid you a compliment also. You’re welcome.

  60. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m glad you support what I’ve done.

    You certainly got in a fuss about something you really like…


  61. Mar

    So, the DNCC is going into each bar and/or restaurant to determine if they will allow a democrat to hold out to eat?
    I guess the democrats coming to Milwaukee are too stupid to decide by themselves where to eat.

  62. Pat

    I never said I didn’t support what you’ve done.

    But then again, I guess you didn’t do anything, except back down.

  63. Kevin Scheunemann

    The message and warning got out there.

    I took it off the table to prevent the incivil attacks of left from hurting anyone innocent.

    Mission accomplished.

    I apologize if I am a better tactician. No need to purposely run into the unrighteous sword of the left here.

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