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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: 30,808

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Leon Panetta is a scary, scary man

Listened to a podcast today, of Leon Panetta on the Diane Rehm show.

Holy $&@#.

Rehm made a full-frontal accusation that Panetta threw the President under the bus. Panetta responded that he wished his critics would read the book. Then Panetta criticized the President for giving up against the Republicans.

Speaking of people who might not give up... Panetta made sure that Benghazi got discussed, and to tell us that it was a tragedy but we did the best we could. I think he was working that in for Hillary, to complement the "we need tough leadership that won't give up" meme.

But for me, the highlight of the show was Terra! Terra!

Apparently, we have a terrible Terra! problem. ISIS is truely the worst worst-enemy-ever. An even-eviler and better trained foe than al Qaeda, and it's metastasized so it can be anywhere.

Terrible, terrifying Terra! It will require 30 years to defeat our newest most-terrible foe, and boots will be needed on the ground, but definitely not US boots. Someone else's. Hopefully someone else will step up to do it, that's not a bunch of savage scoundrels themselves. But it has to be done. Hell, Obama should have done it long time ago. Then whoever offs ISIS can go on to off Assad.

Panetta's got big plans for decades of bloodletting.

Now, I'm not a licensed therapist of any sort, nor have I stayed at any chain of hotels that imbue me with great intelligence... but I think that Mr. Panetta is dangerously crazy. What has this country come to, that people with such a bias for blood and death run large swaths of our government?

It is a sickness.

We need to say no.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 08:13 PM (76 replies)

Fifty. State. Strategy.

That is all.


It is all that's ever worked over the past two decades.

All else, is Fail.

Dr. Dean, where are you?

Your friend,

Disgustipated Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:50 AM (23 replies)

Hillary: how inevitable?

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Oct 12, 2014, 07:09 PM (156 replies)

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.


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:


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.


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)
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