Sunday 17th of January 2021

"cultivate your garden" --- voltaire....


When five-year-old Kamala Harris boarded a bus to take her to her first day of kindergarten in 1969, she was at the centre of a raging national debate.

The Harris family lived in western Berkeley, a predominantly black part of the northern Californian city. The bus drove her across town to a school in a far more affluent — and white — Berkeley neighbourhood.

Fifty years later, she would confront her political rival Joe Biden about her experience.

"There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day," she said to her future running mate.

"And that little girl was me."

In that moment, she exposed the stark difference between them.

While a young senator Joe Biden was spending the 1970s debating the merits of a federally mandated order to transport black children to desegregate schools, Harris was riding the bus.

Now they are the next president and vice-president of the United States.

Biden returns to the White House with a promotion, but Harris enters the building breaking barriers.

She will be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American person to become US vice-president.

"Throughout our nation's history, [women] have paved the way for this moment tonight," Harris told voters during her victory speech on Saturday night local time.

"Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all.

"Including the black women who are often, too often, overlooked, so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy."


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The Creeping Trumpweed part of the toon from MAD Magazine more than 30 years ago...



invasion of the triffids...

repeating advice...

Soon after taking on the job, or even before — as well as solving the US internal affairs — the Joe/Kamala team has to:


reduce Russophobia to zero

reduce Sinophobia to nil

free Julian Assange before he dies in an English prison

stop the US interfering in other countries' business:

               South America and the Middle East included

be relative agents of peace and of conflict resolution by diplomatic negotiations



Piece of cake.


See: a small plate...

let's hope the old bugger isn't going to war again...

There's a ‘good chance’ that the US will return to the policy of foreign wars under Joe Biden, which will make its reconciliation with the EU impossible, Willy Wimmer, former vice-president of the OSCE, warned.

The main reasons why the Americans voted for Donald Trump four years ago were their tiredness of constant wars waged by their country and collapsing economy and infrastructure in the US, Wimmer told RT.

Trump has kept his promise and didn’t start any new foreign conflict, but that may well change if a member of the Democratic Party is in the White House, former Vice President of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly said.

Joe Biden isn’t an empty white sheet – he represents the Democratic Party, who in the 1990s destroyed the Charter of the UN.

The German political veteran recalled the US-led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia under Democratic President, Bill Clinton, in 1999. He also pointed out that “in the presidency of [Barack] Obama, Biden was Vice President and he was in absolute accordance with Obama’s drone wars and the wars in the Middle East, therefore there’s a good chance that Joe Biden continues in the same way as the Democratic Party did it in the 1990s and under Obama” before 2016.

“And going back to before 2016 means going back to war” for the US, Wimmer argued.



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