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Warren DeMontague

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"ill-advised pointless primary run." Are you kidding? Do you know what would've happened if Hillary

had had no real competition and put this thing away in January?

She would have spent the past 4 months iterating through different meaningless poll-tested blather about Middle Class Champions™ and The American People Deserve A Break Today™ because She's The Real Thing™ etc etc etc and the entire country would have gone

You think Trump has enjoyed a disproportionate amount of media attention now, it would have been fifty trillion times worse without Sanders and his "ill-advised pointless primary run" making the Democratic contest actually ABOUT STUFF.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue May 24, 2016, 07:20 AM (0 replies)



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu May 19, 2016, 03:37 AM (0 replies)

Are the primaries over?

No, they're not.

So stop trying to conflate debate within the Democratic party between supporters of differenent candidates for the Democratic nomination, with support for the Republican.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri May 13, 2016, 05:37 PM (0 replies)

"shouting fire in a crowded theater" is perhaps the most torturously overused metaphor in existence

and it's also incorrect.


Oliver Wendell Holmes made the analogy during a controversial Supreme Court case that was overturned more than 40 years ago.

So let me flip it back on you, with the point I was making originally that you responded to- do you think it should be illegal for people to draw "blasphemous" cartoons?
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 11, 2016, 04:18 PM (1 replies)

A rant like that deserves its own hat.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 11, 2016, 06:33 AM (0 replies)

That 18 trillion number is bullshit. Widely debunked.

The fact of the matter is it is disingenuous- to say the least- to claim that "18 trillion of free stuff" which includes suppsedly 17 trillion in health care spending, is somehow a logical asssement of the proposal when it negates the fact that a single payer plan would eliminate not just the overhead of the private insurance industry (estimated in some cases as up to 20% on top of the other costs) but would also take peoples' insurance premiums out of the equation entirely.

But according to the CDC, total health spending in the US is 3 Trillion dollars, more or less. So to believe this "17 trillion" bullshit, you would have to imagine that putting everyone in the country under a single payer plan would magically multiply total spending on health care costs by nearly SIX FUCKING TIMES.

health care isnt like grass-fed beef. People dont run out and get extra triple bypasses that they dont need just because now they can afford it. And if total spending would go up, what that means is there are a lot of people who ARENT getting the care they need, under the current arrangement.

But my main point is, "FREE STUFF WARRRRGGHHHBLLLLLL" is a boilerplate right wing meme, chief.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue May 10, 2016, 05:37 PM (1 replies)

It was a joke. Hey, you know your audience. This place will eat that sort of thing up.

Goes over great with the aol.com email address, "mentalist"-watching crowd, know what I mean?

The Denny's Discount bunch.

"I just spent the last 16 hours cherry-picking Friars Roasts for the premium old-man jokes. Essentially, I’m going to beat him to death with his own titanium hips."

...The battery operated mowers are much better, now, by the way. I think I have a Black & Decker, works great.

I used to have one with an extension cord, which was sort of a pain in the ass to make sure it didn't get run over; and in the process electrocute my old ass.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun May 8, 2016, 04:53 PM (1 replies)

They're just waking up, I know just what they'll do! Their mouths will hang open a minute or two

Then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry, "Boo Hoo!"

That's a noise, (the Grinch said,) that I simply must hear!
Narrator: So he paused, And the Grinch put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low.
Then it started to grow...
But this-- the sound wasn't sad.
Why, this sound sounded glad!

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat May 7, 2016, 12:54 AM (0 replies)

If it's "time to move on", why are you still posting in GD-P?

People are still voting for bernie sanders, despite being told not to.

Why is it relevant how many voters otherwise uninclined to support Hillary Clinton would support Sanders in the GE? Well, since we are constantly reminded how vitally important it is that she "pivot" towards November, what does pivoting imply? It doesnt imply getting the voters who already support her, no.

It implies getting OTHER voters who might be in play, or might stay home, etc.

Like, millennials. Like a lot of Sanders supporters.

Hey, great! She can start pivoting, by perhaps displaying some leadership on issues which matter to those folks. Pivot away!

Seems to me those Sanders poll numbers matter a great deal to this pivot project. A great deal, indeed.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 4, 2016, 05:23 PM (0 replies)

Obama paid respect to her, and got some zingers in on her, too

Specifically about how her campaign comes off like something thrown together by your well-meaning but massively out of touch grandparents, who still cant figure out how to operate the cable box.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon May 2, 2016, 05:46 PM (0 replies)
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