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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: 30,249

Journal Archives

Kim Jong-un found, coding new operating system

PYONGYANG, Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Without need of caffeine beverages of paunchy western hacker culture, nor oxygen or lighting, Supreme Leader has favored his countrymen by holing up in palace to write new computer operating system of advanced. No sleep! In a flash Microsoft Windows will be changed for Hugehard Streetlight of Kim.

There is delay of 10 days because Brilliant Comrade determine that x86 chip architecture stink worse than 100 year kimchi, invent new silent but deadly microchip structure for world!

Brilliant Comrade!

Soon Huge Leader will become once again available with lightning fast disco moves to counter Western hegemony, now with Streetlight on flatus.

Regards!

Kim-Way-Is-Only-Way Manny!

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:31 PM (8 replies)

Elizabeth Warren, *not* running, gains on Hillary! in NH

According to University of New Hampshire-WMUR polling, NH residents most-preferred Democrats for President in July were

Hillary!: 59%
Biden: 14%
Warren (who's not running): 8%

Three months later...
Hillary!: 58%
Warren (who's not running): 18%
Biden: 3%

Ten percent's a mighty big jump for someone who's not running, in a non-Liberal state, and still two years from the election.

My guess is that Warren will be at about 80% when she continues to not be running in mid-2016.

Also, Rand Paul seems to be tanking.

Here's the article:

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/run-2016/2014/10/10/rand-paul-down-elizabeth-warren-up-in-new-hampshire-poll

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Oct 11, 2014, 03:34 PM (50 replies)

Hey "Progressives": how many elections have *you* sat out?

Me? I've missed a total of one general election in three decades, and that one was because I was traveling. Somehow, Gore was able to win Massachusetts without me that year.

No doubt, I'm the exception. Heck, it might be easier to just ask you "Progressives" how many you've voted in, if any.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Oct 10, 2014, 10:28 PM (91 replies)

What's most responsible for keeping Democrats home?

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Oct 10, 2014, 05:13 PM (62 replies)

Examples? Are You Nuts?

Look people: there can be no doubt that an active effort exists on "Progressive" sites to discourage voting.

Some are clamoring for "evidence" that this is occurring, claiming it happens no more often than voter fraud by ACORN, or than Manny getting a post in DU's The Left Column. Let's be clear: These whining fact-niks are no more than accomplices to Democratic voter suppression, trying to drive traffic to posts that discourage voting. That's why we cannot, sadly, provide evidence. It would just make things worse.

Greenwald's probably behind the whole thing. I think he invented psoriasis too, but I can't prove it - yet.

Regards,

You'll-Vote-For-The-Third-Way-And-Love-It Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Oct 10, 2014, 11:51 AM (56 replies)

When you read "deficit reduction", think "austerity"

They are, by and large, the same thing.

Now I absolutely understand that there is some political capital to be gained by telling the unlearned that we're reducing deficits.

But I think that the preferred situation is to help folks understand that deficit reduction austerity during a depression (for the 99%) helps only the wealthiest, and is a large part of why most Americans continue to struggle six years after the not-guilty-of-anything-whatsoever bankers crashed the world economy while getting the biggest bonuses ever.

Austerity not only inherently starves the economy at the time when it most needs the help, it also reduces the demand for workers at the time when demand is already at its lowest. It all results in the vulnerable becoming roadkill.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Oct 9, 2014, 12:20 PM (23 replies)

seems like the federal government needs to step into

St. Louis County and deal with the police. They are unrepentant, and seem to have just killed another unarmed black teenager.

The Law is lawless.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Oct 9, 2014, 12:06 AM (11 replies)

Michelle endorses Wendy Davis... will Barack follow?

The President doesn't always endorse Democratic candidates, for example Chris Christie's opponent

Wouldn't be bipartisan and above the fray, I suppose.

Hopefully he'll endorse Davis.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Oct 9, 2014, 12:01 AM (10 replies)

Yeah, another scary doggy thread

I'm still trying to make sense of this dog stuff. For the record, I've owned a number of dogs, medium to large ones (the largest a Lab/Shepard mix was 80+ lbs of pure raccoon-dispatching muscle that wouldn't dream of biting, or even barking at, any sort of human).

So here's the deal: last year I was in a rough-around-the edges part of a major city in the US, and I saw two enormous and scary-looking dogs chained in someone's front yard. They had to have been 100+ lbs each, and their dead eyes followed my every move. Dead eyes. Like the eyes of my friend's Malamute when I was in high school, who was always kept on a chain/lead because it really didn't like non-family members.

Huge scary dogs with dead eyes.

I described the scary doggies I saw on my trip to a veterinarian friend of ours who works with domestic and farm animals, and she told me that they were Presa Canarios, and that their only purpose in a populated area was to terrify and kill. These fellas:



And they do kill:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Diane_Whipple
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2006-08-22/news/0608210508_1_pit-bull-shawna-willey-presa-canarios

In the rare instance when one of these doggies shows up in her practice, she won't go near it - fortunately her partner will deal with them. God bless him!

So here's my question: would you want one of these pooches living next to you?

If I had one living next to me, particularly if I had a young child, I'd do whatever I could to get the thing out of the neighborhood, and failing that I'd move. I think that there needs to be a limit on what's allowed to live in a populated area.

I believe in gun control because all people have bad days, and some have mental illness, and adding a gun makes things infinitely worse. Likewise I believe in banning any dog that has a reasonable potential of inflicting lethal mayhem if it's having a bad day, if a three-year-old wanders into its yard, or if the silicon chip inside its head gets switched to overload.

Am I nuts here?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:23 AM (40 replies)

It's Official: Number of Homeless Students Hits Record

From the Christian Science Monitor, a couple of weeks ago:

Record number of homeless children enrolled in US public schools

A record number of homeless students were enrolled in US public schools last year, according to new numbers released Monday by the Department of Education.

The data which most experts say underreport the actual number of homeless children in America showed that nearly 1.3 million homeless children and teens were enrolled in schools in the 2012-13 school year, an 8 percent increase from the previous school year.

The number of homeless students has been rising steadily for a number of years, and has increased about 85 percent since the beginning of the recession.


Yay! It'll build character in the little urchins, you'll see.

The US Economy is making a nice comeback. Just not for the 99%.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Oct 5, 2014, 03:24 PM (12 replies)
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