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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: 32,179

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Y'all keep laughing at me...

but as I keep saying, Hillary's unlikely to run if Bernie's in the race as a Democrat.

Can you imagine Hillary facing what we saw yesterday on MTP? Bernie wouldn't necessarily win the primaries, but Hillary would look awful trying to defend her record.

I suspect she'd rather go out as a colda-been than a two-time loser.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Sep 15, 2014, 09:27 AM (167 replies)

Does today's Democratic Party speak for you?

I'm not encouraging anyone to switch affiliation - for one thing, there's no better alternative. But I am curious as to how many folks feel at home in our party, vs. feeling like strangers.

As a favor... Please keep this kicked so we get a good sample.

Thanks!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:00 PM (152 replies)

We're not #%^*ed, right?

Remember the AUMF that lets the President do anything, anywhere, to anybody, with no Congressional or judicial oversight, because of Terra!?

The one that people were starting to talk about ending now that al Qaeda has been toast for many years?

I don't suppose we'll, um, need to continue that source of monstrous deeds for many more years because of the new Worst Threat Everô, do you?

They wouldn't do that. Right? This isn't a setup, right?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 10:35 PM (69 replies)

Why don't some on the "Left" believe that ISIS is a staggering threat?



As Director of National Intelligence, General Clapper works tirelessly to make sure we have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Where's the love, Leftys?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 09:51 PM (7 replies)

Getting Elected as the First Black President Was an Incredible Achievement

With all the kerfuffle over Michael Moore...

When I was a tyke, black Americans were battling against police, dogs, guns and fire hoses for their basic civil rights. Electing a black president was inconceivable.

A few decades later, when a black man with the exotic-sounding name of Barack Hussein Obama announced his run for president, it was still inconceivable. But by hard work and by smart work he won the thing. It speaks volumes that he could do it... and also that the US could do it. There is no doubt that a good bit of racism existed then, and still exists today, but damn!, there's no way that this could have happened a decade or so before that.

So while one could fault Moore's statement as being incorrect, I think it's unfair to call it racist.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 05:44 PM (2 replies)

What has this country come to?

When "not as bad as Republicans" and "not as bad as George Bush" become serious talking points?

Dear Goddess!

I want us to win. I want things to get better. For you, for me, for our children, for everyone on this planet.

And I'm getting mighty @#$%ing sick of swimming through this river of raw sewage.

That is all.

Please return to your regular programming.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 07:49 PM (57 replies)

The Isolationist Left Needs to Get Real. And Fast.

You people have led sheltered and pampered lives, but the real world is different.

Here's what you need to understand: Iraq al Qaeda the Taliban Iraq again Libya Syria ISIS are the worst people ever on Earth, an incredible threat to humanity.

It is our responsibility to spend a lot of money and risk many American lives to deal with this incredible threat. Fortunately, it will not cost much, nor risk American lives.

We have never faced a threat like this before. If we step up and stop them now, we'll never have to face a threat like this again.

Regards,

Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:17 PM (191 replies)

This time, it will *really* work

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:38 PM (2 replies)

Am I the only one who's thrilled that the NFL is tax exempt?

Something like a $billion a year in subsidies from tax payers.

I guess they earn it by running some sort of program for employing people who beat the crap out of their spouses. But I think there may be other programs that are cheaper and more effective.

Whatever.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 10:12 PM (7 replies)

Dear Democratic Leaders: I Propose a Cease-Fire

I, and others who simply want Democrats to act like Democrats, are regularly told that we must stop criticizing elected Democrats, or else Republicans might get elected.

Fair enough.

I propose a cease fire. You people stop attacking me, and I'll stop attacking you.

For example, yesterday I read this delightful piece on DU:

Obama finalizing plans to have your tech job replaced by foreigners

The President is apparently getting ready to unilaterally, using his Executive powers, effectively double the number of H1-B visas granted to foreign workers each year. These visas are used to give technology jobs to lower-paid foreign workers. Having workers who'll accept lower wages drives down tech wages, and increasing the supply of workers in the US pulls wages down even more.

So if Congress won't act to lower tech wages, President Obama will!

Great stuff!

Tell you what, Mr. President and other Democratic leaders: while my assaults on you are simply empty flails on the Internet, your assaults on me and the rest of the 99% have real consequences. Yes, of course there'll be more money for Jamie and Lloyd, as always, but the consequences that I'm more concerned about are joblessness, homelessness, and hunger among us little people.

So, let's make a deal for a cease fire: from this point on, I pledge to not to bring up all the stuff that's bothering me about what you guys have done, and in return, all I ask is that you don't do any new garbage, like effectively doubling H1-B visas, that's clearly an assault on the 99% so the 1% can buy more yachts.

Deal?

I hope so!

And, who knows? If both sides abide by this for long enough, we might actually arrest the continuing decline of the 99%. And maybe we can even start turning things around! Wouldn't that be great!

Your partner in peace,

First-Way Manny

P.S. In case anyone thinks the H1-B program is for anything other than #$%^ing with tech worker wages, take a gander at this:


Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 07:36 PM (174 replies)
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