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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 09:44 AM
Number of posts: 31,739

Journal Archives

So it seems that some people get really, really angry at satire

and parody that they're on the wrong end of.

I've heard that said.

While I'm not a big fan of poking people over spiritual matters, I think we need to realize that when people poke fun at spiritual matters, it's superstition that they're poking at - not spirituality. And poking at superstition is pretty important, because it's the source of so much misery on our planet - perhaps even the source of all of it.

So while I'm not super happy about what Charlie Hebdo produces, I am super happy that they're out there fighting the fight. Ultimately, it's assholes like them that pull humankind forward as we kick, scream and spit. (And at the right moment, politicians jump in front of the camera and take credit for everything.)

A to the assholes, the perilously-crazy people whose work ended the belief that one human can own another, that women can't do what men do, that gay people can't be married, and who did all the other stuff that lurches society forward. Many of you assholes drive me absolutely @#$%ing nuts, but the bigger part of me is glad for it.

Oh, and a tip - if satire or parody make you mad as hell, there's probably something in it that you know is true, but are scared to face. Let's all face our superstitions square-on, laugh at 'em, and move forward together.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 14, 2015, 07:20 PM (113 replies)

OK, Warrrenistas. You've had your little fun.

First, it was Larry Summers. Now Antonio Weiss.

Two rich and patriotic Americans that love their country, and who want to serve the 99%. Both unfairly prevented from serving the 99% (medium-rare, IIRC) by that difficult woman from Massachusetts that so many of you moonbats worship.

The 99% will not be served, thanks to Professor Warren!

And still, the crazed mewlings from you people!!! "Elizabeth Warren for President! A unicorn in every pot! Yay!"

First off, Elizabeth Warren has said she's not running, and unlike Hillary she means it. You can keep up with that "she only uses the present tense" nonsense, but you're not fooling anyone smart, like me... do you honestly think that woman is bright enough to understand how to use language with that kind of precision? She's a Harvard Law professor, not an English teacher, for chrissakes!

Second, as you people are reminded daily, Warren has far more power as Senator then she can ever have as President. Presidents are powerless. As we keep telling you, presidents are NOT dictators. Power-wise, they're somewhere between a project manager and a vice president of supply chain. For example, suppose your sick fantasy comes true, and Warren becomes POTUS: she'll no longer have a vote in the Senate to stop the presidential appointments that you hate so much, like Summers and Weiss.

Think about it. Think very carefully. And make sure that we keep her in the Senate. Let's really, really make sure of that. It's for your own good. You can trust me, I'm very smatr.


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 08:15 PM (79 replies)

Why does the US Central Military Command need Twitter and Youtube accounts?

I find it bizarre.

(Those accounts were hacked today, allegedly by ISIS.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 06:55 PM (13 replies)

True, the wealthiest paid about 50% back then

Vs less than 20% today.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:39 AM (1 replies)

Just two years.

Elizabeth Warren's been in office for just two years.

Reading all of the posts about her on DU just now, I find that pretty amazing.

Just two years!

Give her a few more years and some more power, we'll go places. Good places, this time.

(Yes, I've had two glasses of wine.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jan 11, 2015, 12:44 AM (14 replies)

I'm thinking of starting a Boston-area bowling group

Called "Liberals with balls". We'd bowl weekly and plot to save the world, while enjoying adult beverages.

Interested parties please give a shout.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:42 AM (1 replies)

By the way, my friends... *this* is why Republicans are winning the war

Yesterday, I posted a poll asking if DUers would be willing to get off their butts and actually do something to help stop the TPP:

Would you actually *do* something to stop the TPP?

The aggregate response was only a teeny-tiny fraction of that garnered by some insane crap on the same subject I wrote a few days back, which was cute and a little clever but asked nothing from its readers:

Enough! Can we stop the divisive anti-TPP @#$%-stirring?

This is why Republicans are winning, despite having ideas and an agenda that are unspeakably stupid and delusional: they get up off their asses and fight.

Hell, they don't even think, they're allergic to that bodily function - they just fight. They band together, they take over school boards, they run nasty scams, they shut down government, they create nefarious organizations with great influence, they fight, they fight, they fight.

We flail our arms a bit, ponder, then turn on Jon Stewart, feeling very smart, as the shit-storm bears down.


We're @#$%ed.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:03 AM (84 replies)

Would you actually *do* something to stop the TPP?

If you had a concise information about the TPP on a web site or flyer, would you commit to bringing it up and discussing it with five people that you know? And asking them to do the same with other people?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:04 PM (35 replies)

Enough! Can we stop the divisive anti-TPP @#$%-stirring?

Look people, I'm getting tired of the LIES about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, slung by the moonbat followers of a wild-haired Socialist and his soul mate, that difficult woman from Massachusetts.

Let's look at some of the BS accusations, vs. the REAL truth.

Accusation: the TPP is secret.
Fact: Literally hundreds of corporate representatives and lobbyists have instant access to the latest negotiations, updated on a daily basis. DAILY UPDATES!!! What could be more transparent? Would HOURLY updates make these moonbats happy? Incredible! Members of Congress can see documents too, if they show up in person so an educated person can walk them through all the big words. And if there are no scheduling problems. Look, the Office of the rich Wall Street banker in charge of cutting deals US Trade Representative is busy, they don't always have time to meet.

Accusation: The TPP will only benefit a few Americans.
Fact: Literally hundreds of thousands of Americans are in the top 0.1%. Hundreds of thousands! That's a lot of people!

Accusation: The TPP will send a ton of American jobs to other countries.
Fact: It's the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Partnership Do you moonbats even know what the word partnership means? It doesn't mean one-sided.

Accusation: The TPP will cripple US sovereignty, giving corporations rights currently reserved for our elected representatives.
Fact: In case you haven't noticed, the Era of Big Government is over. Government sucks, corporations are much better. As President Obama explained it perfectly, "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. ... It's the Post Office that's always having problems". And don't give me any of that nonsense about USPS having to pre-fund 75 years of pensions in advance, corporations could do that too if they didn't need to pay competitive salaries to their CEOs. And if they didn't need to actually deliver anything their customers paid them for.

Hopefully my learned-yet-concise prose has cut through the Far-Left Flatus of Falsification that has wafted across our exceptional country. Now that you little people know the TRUE truth, you can calmly return to eking out your meager existences. And maybe learn a few words of Vietnamese, like this:

"Tôi tự hào để đào tạo bạn để mất công việc của tôi, tôi được thăng lên một cái ǵ đó gọi là Soylent Green."

(Note: if you look that up using Google translate, it shows a translation that's totally wrong, don't believe a word of it. Damned Left-wing disruptors and their Google-bombing and tricky tech stuff.)


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Jan 3, 2015, 12:19 AM (282 replies)

Who's telling the truth: Sanders/Warren, or Obama/Third Way/most Republicans*?

Sanders and Warren say the TPP would be a disaster. The other folks say it's a big win.

Who do you believe?

*by "Republicans", I mean elected Republicans. Even rank-and-file Republicans have the good sense to know that yet another "free" trade agreement will enrich the few and @#$& the many.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jan 2, 2015, 01:34 AM (84 replies)
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