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Kewl. Christian Group then. GAWD why am I on a forum filled with Lawyers...
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Yeah, there's really not a huge difference between the Catholics and the Episcopalians, is there? I was raised Episcopalian, which is basically Church of England, American style. We don't have a Pope (Episcopal means "run by the bishops"). We have communion (but not confession). Do Catholics use the KJV and the Common Book of Prayer? I always kind of thought the main difference was that ol' King Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I didn't like the Pope none, but they kept almost everything from the Catholic traditions.

But it's been a long time since I paid attention to that stuff. I always thought that Episcopalianism just meant "Catholic without a Pope". :blink:
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I'm actually on an Episcopalian facebook group called "High Church Coyote (Episcopal Humor)" which is a good bunch and pretty funny.
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Pete Buttigieg: I would not have wanted my son on Ukraine board

FORT MADISON, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he “would not have wanted to see” his son serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company while he was leading anti-corruption efforts in the country, an implicit criticism of the controversy that has ensnared his 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden. ...

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said in an Associated Press interview that his administration would “do everything we can to prevent even the appearance of a conflict. That's very important because as we see it can create a lot of complications even when there is no wrongdoing.”

Still, he insisted that the issues raised about Hunter Biden and his father by Trump and his defenders are a diversionary tactic.

"So, I would not have wanted to see that happen," Buttigieg said when asked how he would have handled a situation like Biden's. “And at the same time, again, I think this is being used to divert attention from what's really at stake in the impeachment process. There's been no allegation, let alone finding of any kind of wrongdoing.” ...

Buttigieg — well organized in Iowa and New Hampshire, drawing large crowds and leading in polls in both first-voting states — has started to aggressively highlight differences with Biden, even on issues of foreign policy that the former vice president considers his strength, as both men compete for the vital middle of the electorate.

With little more than a month before the first votes in the Democratic nominating fight are cast, candidates are drawing sharper contrasts with one another in field where there is no clear leader.

To be sure, Buttigieg has repeatedly stressed that Biden is not a target in the impeachment proceedings.

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South Bend Tribune: Pete Buttigieg declares 'South Bend is back' in farewell speech ...

Buttigieg’s speech came as his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination continues to gain momentum, drawing heightened scrutiny of his career, record and tenure as mayor. His last day in office is Jan. 1.

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Buttigieg finishes year with $24.7 million haul in final quarter
Pete Buttigieg brought in more than $76 million in 2019 — an astounding total for a candidate who started the year with no national profile.
By ELENA SCHNEIDER 01/01/2020 08:13 AM EST Updated: 01/01/2020 08:47 AM EST

Pete Buttigieg raised $24.7 million in the final months of 2019, well-positioning the South Bend mayor for the final sprint to the Iowa caucuses.

Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who became a fundraising juggernaut, brought in more than $76 million in 2019 — an astounding total for a candidate who started the year with no national profile and a 24,000-person email list. In 2019, Buttigieg pulled in 2 million donations from 733,000 individuals.

Buttigieg's fourth quarter haul, disclosed Wednesday morning, will power the Buttigieg campaign this winter, as the Democratic presidential primary hardens around the top four contenders, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg, who still hovers in the single digits in national polls, has led the field in Iowa and New Hampshire polling in recent weeks, and his fundraising totals will give him the resources he needs to potentially stand out in Iowa next month.
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No link for this Facebook post. I picked it up on DU. A lovely and moving tribute from a Vietnam vet.
By Ed Schmitz
January 4 at 2:32 PM

It’s been a while, but I did have the chance to visit the Vietnam war memorial in DC. You know, the wall with all the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Seeing It made me feel humble. It made me feel sad. It also made me feel very damn lucky. You see, as a Vietnam vet myself, and unlike so many friends and family members, I was never wounded. No battle scars. No PTSD. No ongoing cancers from the scourge of Agent Orange.

And remembering that wall also makes me wonder: which one of those names took the place of that five-time bone spurs draft dodger who is currently in the White House tweeting insane and incoherent rants about windmills and LED lights and against anyone who does not buy into his fundamentalist white supremacy and narcissistic lies. Lies. Lies. And more lies. More than thirteen thousand by the latest numbers.

Now, this same narcissist is hell-bent on saving his presidency by starting another war in the Mideast. More troops to the region. All with targets on their backs because a draft-dodger wants to tear apart all the diplomatic victories of a black President.

So how many more walls of death do we need to build because of a man and his GOP party want more power, more money, and a world destroyed by, frankly, maniacs?

I could go on, but then I remember the words of hope and sacrifice and truth by another veteran, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He does not yell about burning down or blowing up the economy or ripping apart our social fabric built on a belief in all humanity, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, or status. He is a man of faith who does not make outlandish promises that we cannot deliver. He does not shake in the face of adversity. He does not mince his words but speaks with authority and logic that only a true leader commands.

Yes, he is young. He is both progressive and moderate. He has a vision of what our country could be once it is freed from intolerance and hatred spewed by so many in what’s left of the GOP. He listens intently to all those who have taken issue with his successes and his failures as the chief executive of his city. He has worked hard to make it better for all citizens. And unlike some senators, both Republican and Democrat, he gets the job done, realizing that takes hard work and even time to heal those things that divide us. Rural or metropolitan, rich or poor, female or male, north or south, east coast or west coast (and all points in between), none of these things mean much to him except the common thread of life experiences that hold us all together, our democracy and our freedom. He’s in it for everyone.

Of course, sadly, some will attempt to marginalize him because he has a non-traditional marriage (just one, I might add, with no paid-off porn stars or infidelities). Yet he has a beautiful family with wonderful parents (may his father rest in peace) we should all envy. True family values are the cornerstone of his humble yet vibrant life.

And he knows when and when not to fight, and owes nothing to Russian mobsters or satanic dictators.

I thank him for his military service. He has my vote. And I hope that more veterans will see him as a leader who can help bring peace to all of us and to this tiny speck in the universe we call home.

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Pete Buttigieg wins first endorsement from a black member of Congress

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg received his first endorsement from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday when former Maryland lieutenant governor Anthony G. Brown announced his support for the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“I firmly believe that Pete Buttigieg is the guy to lead our nation after we defeat Donald Trump and have to pick up the pieces and repair the damage of the last four years,” Brown said in an interview. “He’s well-versed and studied and really diligent about the issues from a policy standpoint.”

As Buttigieg has vaulted to the top tier of the Democratic field, he has struggled to attract support from African American voters and leaders. Brown will serve as a national campaign co-chairman, the first endorser the campaign has named to that position.

Brown, 58, is a relatively junior member of the Congressional Black Caucus, having been elected to Congress in 2016. Two years earlier, Brown lost a governor’s race in heavily Democratic Maryland to current Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, in part because of a significant drop-off in Democratic turnout.

Brown acknowledged Buttigieg has received criticism for how he has approached racial issues in South Bend, but he said Buttigieg has not shied away from the critiques.

“We all suffer criticism,” Brown said. “The question is, how well do you take that criticism and sort of transform it into an overall constructive approach to addressing the challenges that are being raised? And I think he is really good at that and is open to it.”

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How Pete Buttigieg would address infrastructure

The plan calls for working with states, cities and local governments to build sustainable infrastructure that also establishes "opportunity, equity, and empowerment."


Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled a plan to pour more than $1 trillion into creating millions of jobs and updating U.S. infrastructure with an eye toward fending off the effects of climate change.

The 17-page plan calls for working with states, cities and local governments to build sustainable infrastructure that also builds "opportunity, equity, and empowerment."

"When our infrastructure works well, we hardly notice," the Buttigieg plan said. "These days, we notice our infrastructure a lot." ...

The proposal promises to create 6 million jobs with "strong labor protections;" ensure access to clean drinking water while lowering water bills across the U.S. and protecting against lead in paint and water; repair roads and bridges in poor condition by 2030; and invest in sustainable infrastructure that enables 50 percent of the country to grow over the next 10 years. ...

Buttigieg’s plan says it would prioritize connecting people with jobs and resources. He would double the Transportation Department's BUILD grant program, which funds a wide variety of infrastructure projects, to $2 billion a year.

The plan also includes provisions for road safety, something that hasn’t been detailed in the infrastructure proposals put forward by other leading candidates. He calls for a national "Vision Zero" policy to work toward eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, as well as doubling funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program to install more accessible sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes.
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Addie wrote:
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Pete Buttigieg wins first endorsement from a black member of Congress

One down, 20 million to go.

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U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack endorses Pete Buttigieg for president ...

One of three Democrats in Iowa's congressional delegation, Loebsack's backing is a high-profile boost for Buttigieg a few weeks before the caucuses on Feb. 3.

Loebsack is scheduled to introduce Buttigieg at a town hall Sunday night in Des Moines.

In an interview with the Des Moines Register ahead of the campaign's announcement, Loebsack praised the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor for having "a grasp of the issues" facing America. He also said the 37-year-old Buttigieg can best unite the nation. It's a message Buttigieg himself has highlighted in the final months of the crowded race.

"I think he has the capability to bring us together," the 67-year-old Loebsack said of Buttigieg. "And I think he has the capability to turn this country around, get it back on the right track, and provide the hope that we need." ...

Loebsack, a seven-term congressman, represents the Second Congressional District in southeast Iowa. In presidential races, it's a purple district where President Donald Trump garnered 49% of the vote in 2016, more than Democrat Hillary Clinton. Several counties in the district voted for Trump after voting for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Loebsack endorsed Obama in 2007, before Obama won the 2008 caucuses. ...

Loebsack, who will not seek reelection in 2020, said he is "willing to devote as much time" as needed to help Buttigieg win the Iowa caucuses. He previously introduced Buttigieg at a town hall in Mount Vernon in December.

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CNN: Fact check: Trump made 15 false claims during quiet week in Florida ...

Buttigieg's faith

Trump claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is trying to "pretend" that he is "very religious." Trump said, "All of a sudden he's become extremely religious. This happened about two weeks ago." -- January 3 speech to Evangelicals for Trump coalition launch

Facts First: We can't fact check the sincerity of anyone's faith, but it's not even close to true that Buttigieg suddenly started proclaiming himself a devoted Christian "about two weeks ago."

Buttigieg, an Episcopalian, has regularly talked about his faith since he announced in January 2019 that he was launching an exploratory committee for a possible run for president. He spoke to CNN at length for an August story on his years-long religious journey.

Buttigieg told CNN's DJ Judd in response to Trump's claim: "I'm not sure why the President's taken an interest in my faith journey, but I certainly would be happy to discuss it with him. I just don't know where that's coming from, you know -- certainly has been a complex journey for me, as it is for a lot of people, but I'm pretty sure I've been a believer longer than he's been a Republican."

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Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Cybersecurity Chief Resigns

His was the sole Democratic presidential campaign known to have a full-time cyber staffer


The cybersecurity chief for Democratic candidate for president Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has resigned, amid warnings from intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts that presidential campaigns face challenges in thwarting cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns.

Mick Baccio left his job as chief information security officer for Mr. Buttigieg’s campaign earlier this month due to differences with campaign leadership over how to manage information security, said a person familiar with the matter.

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New York Times Interview - Editorial Board

This interview was conducted by the editorial board of The New York Times, which will announce its Democratic primary endorsement on Jan. 19.
Pete Buttigieg

Former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

It can be hard to remember that Pete Buttigieg is just 37 — his deep baritone and evenness of tone can often seem like a mismatch with his relative youth among the Democratic field. Mr. Buttigieg projected steadiness and thoroughness as he faced questions [Related: What Is an Editorial Board?] about his consulting work at McKinsey & Company, his service in Afghanistan, his faith and his challenges in attracting support from minorities and younger voters, despite being the youngest candidate in the contest. He bristled at suggestions that his McKinsey work involved bread price fixing in Canada and claimed ignorance of the “Mayo Pete” memes popular on the internet among millennials. (“I get the white part,” he said.)

Here is a transcript, with annotations in blue, of the 80-minute discussion, which was filmed for a special episode of “The Weekly,” The Times’s TV show on FX and Hulu. The transcript is unedited. [Related: Learn more about “The Choice”, or meet the editorial board members]

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WBUR: At Harvard, Buttigieg Decided the American Divide Could Be Bridged

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"I've been a believer longer than he's been a Republican."
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Politico Mag - John Harris
Mayor Pete: Portrait of the B.S. Artist as a Young Man

Young voters look at the youngest candidate and see a desperately box-checking striver. Is that such a bad thing?


So, this is a big weekend for Mayor Pete Buttigieg: He turns 38 on Sunday. ...

Buttigieg surely would be too conservative for his party and the moment alike—too establishment, too cautious, too Clintonesque—were it not for two things. The first wave of coverage that greeted his early presidential campaign tended to emphasize the potential of his campaign even though he is young and gay. It’s clear over time that both these are essential elements. Imagine tweaking those parts of the bio. A 48-year-old straight former mayor of a small city would hardly be quickening pulses on the 2020 presidential campaign trail.

Two radical developments made it safe for someone like Buttigieg to be conventional in most respects. One of the developments—the legal and cultural embrace of gay marriage—is now so accepted that it’s hard even to recall that twenty years ago it was unthinkable, and even a decade ago it was a bridge too far for Barack Obama. The other radical development—Trump and his presidency—is even more consequential. If Trump hadn’t shredded the concept of plausibility, turning “I can’t imagine something like that happening” into an obsolete phrase, few people would find Buttigieg plausible in 2020.

But Trump did shred the old standards, and Buttigieg is plausible. What’s more, as he makes the turn from “mid-30s” to “late 30s,” it’s a little easier to ask: How young is he really?

He is one year younger than Al Gore was when he first ran for president, in 1988, and just a few years younger than Dan Quayle was when he was elected vice president that year, or when Theodore Roosevelt was when he was elected vice president in 1900, and ascended to the presidency less than a year later. Or, in a 2020 context, he is eight years older than Joe Biden was when he first became senator, and the same age that Amy Klobuchar was when she was elected top prosecutor for Hennepin County, Minnesota—a jurisdiction with more than eleven times the population of South Bend.

Too young, too impatient, too nakedly ambitious? Maybe for some voters, maybe not for others. But on Mayor Pete’s birthday, admirers and skeptics are both right on one count: We’ve seen his type before.

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Addie wrote:
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Politico Mag - John Harris
Mayor Pete: Portrait of the B.S. Artist as a Young Man
Pete's not my 1st choice but I'd happily vote for him if he should be lucky enough to win the nomination. Calling him a "B.S. Artist" seems a little extreme, since to my mind he appears to come off as just the opposite - earnest & wonkish, rather than insincere or phony.

Am I missing something? Or is this just Politico stirring the pot?

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Nothing missed, Miss Meh. :thumbs:
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Addie wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:15 am
Politico Mag - John Harris
Mayor Pete: Portrait of the B.S. Artist as a Young Man
Pete's not my 1st choice but I'd happily vote for him if he should be lucky enough to win the nomination. Calling him a "B.S. Artist" seems a little extreme, since to my mind he appears to come off as just the opposite - earnest & wonkish, rather than insincere or phony.

Am I missing something? Or is this just Politico stirring the pot?

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Whew, I thought it was me :doh:

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L.A. Times interview with Pete Buttigieg

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Jerusalem Post - Q&A: Buttigieg vows to use $1b. to fight antisemitism, extremism if elected
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Commonweal - James T. Kloppenberg
Reading Buttigieg

A former teacher’s perspective


Like many members of my generation, I have been unable to forget the lesson I learned in 1972. In the eleven subsequent presidential elections, I have worried that no candidate I could support with pride and conviction could be elected to national office. I was anxious that even Barack Obama, whom many of us left-leaning Democrats admired for his character and his intelligence as much as for his political skills, might have trouble balancing his commitments to deliberation and compromise with the steps required to advance the core ideals of American democracy, autonomy, and equality. The same fears plague me now. ...

Of course character assassination, misdirection, and simple skullduggery are as old as the 1790s, when party politics emerged in the new nation. Yet the depth, scope, and sheer number of President Trump’s lies (currently approaching 16,000, according to the Washington Post) is without precedent in U.S. history. So is the bewildering fidelity of the president’s supporters, who seem to have become oddly immune to his deceit, self-dealing, vulgarity, and venality. All the Democratic frontrunners have scrambled to demonstrate that they can win the crucial states that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016—and to distance themselves from each other. So far, none has been able to separate herself or himself decisively from the pack. Instead, the big surprise has been the meteoric rise of a formerly unknown newcomer, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who seemed to come out of nowhere.

Except that he did not. I have known Buttigieg since he was an undergraduate at Harvard. I taught Peter, as he was known then, in two classes during his senior year, 2003–2004. He was a frequent visitor to office hours, and seeing him two or three times a week during nine months meant that we became pretty well acquainted. We stayed in touch after he graduated. Although his transcript showed that I was one of the few Harvard professors to give him anything less than an A grade, he asked me to write one of the letters of recommendation for the Rhodes scholarship that took him to Oxford. A few years after he returned from England, I met with him, and with a couple dozen of his politically active peers, to talk about my book Reading Obama at a gathering he helped organize. When Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and he returned to Cambridge for conferences at the Kennedy School of Government, we got together to discuss everything from the details of smart sewers and street paving to the intractable, perennial challenges of urban renewal and race relations in a once-prosperous city struggling with deindustrialization.

Since Buttigieg launched his campaign for the presidency last year, I have read or reread much of what he has written, at Harvard and since. Most notable is his excellent memoir Shortest Way Home, with its lyrical evocations of the Indiana landscape, its vivid account of military life in Afghanistan, its rollicking tales of campaign stops featuring Deep Fried Turkey Testicles and peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwiches dusted with powdered sugar, and its incisive analysis of the rewards and frustrations of life as mayor of a small city. I have spoken with a number of his friends, former classmates, and people active in his campaign. I had a very good meeting with him, after one of his recent fundraising events in Boston, about the experiences that have shaped his sensibility. I wanted to discuss with him the ideas that had mattered most to him, and to find out more about the relation between his religious faith and his political convictions. This article profiles the college student I got to know at Harvard and the budding political insurgent who, like many of his friends, was troubled by the acquiescence of the Democratic Party of Bill Clinton and after in the so-called Reagan Revolution of tax cuts and deregulation. I pay less attention to Buttigieg the savvy and agile presidential candidate. Because he has made himself available to countless audiences, readers with access to YouTube can view hundreds of videos of Mayor Pete giving stump speeches or participating in debates, doing television or radio interviews, and meeting in town halls with the curious and the skeptical, with adoring fans and hate-filled hecklers. Of the people I have spoken with who knew Peter twenty years ago, few expected he would be running for president in 2020. Fewer are surprised to see him performing so well.
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