Weekend Open Thread: Joe Rogan Interviews Bernie Sanders


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The interview that is leading millions to say: “oh, so THAT’s Bernie Sanders. I get it now.”

What’s the opposite of a televised three-hour 10-person debate?

It’s Joe Rogan interviewing a calm, collected, and articulate Bernie Sanders for an hour.

I can’t get it to quite fit on our page, but you should be in it for the audio rather than the visuals anyway.  (Hopefully Vern can fix it.)

This is your Weekend Open Thread. Do whatever it is you were supposed to do when these appeared weekly!

(A reminder: our commenting system is still broken and is sending everything to moderation, so please be patient when your comment doesn’t show up right away. Hopefully it will be fixed before the supernova.)


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)