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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: 26,451

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Thus, it is shown: if we're right, and we stand up, we win.

Our Democrats did good. May it be the start of something great.

“Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:53 PM (9 replies)

Indeed! nt

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:18 PM (0 replies)

I know, I know, it's partially *my* fault.

Things suck. They suck really bad. I'll be the first to admit it.

In fact, I might often be the first to admit it. Not because I love to wallow in poop, I hope, but because I know that the first step in making things better is an honest assessment of the present situation. And the present situation sucks. So I post a lot of negative stuff and it probably doesn't make the place cheery. I even depress myself sometimes.

But there's another thing I know: it doesn't have to keep sucking. We're down, but we're not out - don't write us off yet. We've had awful situations before: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Great Depression/WWII were all much worse than today's shitstorm. But in each of these, Liberal ideals prevailed and Americans went on to bigger and better things.

Until the next shitstorm.

We're moving into another one of those times in history where we'll all have some very important decisions to make. Our job as Liberals is to help our fellow Americans to see the light, to see the good, and to take the right path. No reason why we can't do that.

I'm seeing a lot of nihlism on DU these days. "Put a fork in us - we're done".

Bullshit.

While I share the feeling that we've been hit by a truck then mugged while down, the good news is that now that we collectively realize what's happened, we can grab a shovel and some brass knuckles and get to work on fixing it.

We don't know how this budget garbage will turn out in the next couple of days. We may get through it, but then there'll be something else. And something else. Until something huge goes plop on us. We're just too far into the shit swamp swamp now for our heads to stay above the sludge forever. But let's start thinking about the path back to land, because otherwise our heads stay under for good.

Regards,

First-Way Manny

P.S. sorry about all the poop references. Just seems appropriate in these times.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:11 PM (7 replies)

Ya know, when I was a kid we put a person on the Moon.

Today... well, here we are.

At least presidents, candidates, and civil rights leaders aren't getting shot. Yet.

Ugh.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 08:04 PM (62 replies)

I think Ted Cruz has been embalmed.

And really, really hates meth. Really. Wouldn't touch the stuff



(I hope there is an afterlife, and that Hunter S. Thompson is enjoying our show.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:24 AM (9 replies)

Hey DU: there's NO reason to fear concessions to Republicans now

This time, the Republicans got the message. They really, really knew that our Democrats could have crushed them like a chicken bone in a nanny dog's non-locking jaws. We just gave them a little something so they can save face.

Now they will finally respect us, and won't pull the exact same stuff in a few months.

Really.

Regards,

Third-Way Manny
Proud Member... etc.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Oct 14, 2013, 07:58 PM (29 replies)

So how does this end well? I mean, really?

I'm a little depressed tonight.

Here's the problem: there are parts of this country who believe people like this are responsible enough to govern the same country I live in:




The irresponsibility in voting these grifters, crazies and dimwits to national office so so incomprehensible... I have to ask, how do we get to common ground with these people in our lifetimes?

At this moment, I don't see how this works out to a good outcome. The stupidity that runs amok in large swaths of this country is crushing.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Oct 13, 2013, 12:17 AM (202 replies)

Who wants to bet that the filibuster's not reformed *again* in 2015?

LOL!

Oh wait... that's not funny. Just tragic.

@#$%.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Oct 12, 2013, 03:49 PM (13 replies)

Two pieces of advice re: understanding the Tea Party crazies

The smartest psychologist I know (who also happens to be my dad) always emphasized two things when I was growing up:

1. Never try to figure out what crazy people are thinking. You'll never succeed, you'll only get angry.
2. When dealing with a bully, start by hitting them in the head with a 2x4 and tell 'em "That was for nothing. Wait and see what happens if you try something." It's the only thing they understand.

It's been many years, but I've yet to see either of these proven wrong.

I hope they're helpful.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:06 AM (8 replies)

Only the sick, the poor, and the aged can fix Washington gridlock!

It's in the air again... Strengthen It Fever!

Boehner and Jack Lew both on the TV talking about the need to slash the pittance that the unfortunate receive to keep them off the streets. I heard another Serious Republican, a Senator, on the radio today saying that the Tea Party crazies were crazy: realistically the way the parties are going to have to solve their impasse is through "entitlement" "reform" said the good Senator.

Yes, folks, after a 30 years of reaming Americans into poverty, there's only one thing that all of the Predators agree on: more blood from those who have the least to give. I guess the less-fortunate can't offer lawmaker's (or law-executor's) daughters jobs in hedge funds, so they're in the kill zone.

No. Go to Hell. Fuck you.

It's ghastly, sick, sociopathic thing to do, or even to suggest, and I've had it with this shit.

Sincerely yours,

First-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:36 PM (3 replies)
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