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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
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What if a US President drove one of these:



That's Pope Francis' "new" wheels. 29 years old, stick. He'll be driving it himself.

I know, I know, the Pope will only be driving it locally, not in parades and such. But what if a US President did something like that? I'm sure it would be awful - but how awful?

What if our President had to live like us? Or had to make ends meet on food stamps (which *is* living like many of us)? Since Francis got his car, I've been thinking about this.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:09 PM (31 replies)

Sorry, I've had it with you crazies.

So tonight I was again told that the NSA is a "non-issue" that I'm "fixated" on.

Holy #%^*.

Let's set aside for a moment that the accusation was out of the blue, apropos of nothing in that thread, nor anything I recall writing about in the past week (so who's obsessed?). You folks who claim that secretly spying on everyone, secret laws enforced by secret courts, and secret extrajudicial kill lists are non-issues are just crazy.

Or utterly ignorant.

Wake up! Your deluded beliefs are helping to destroy our country. Our Founders created a country of laws, not of kings. A transparent legal system that applies to all Americans is the foundation of our country. As it dies, we die.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:46 PM (227 replies)

4.4 million children saved. Each year. 12,000 each day.

Big drop in children under five dying, says UN report..good news for everyone

So please click on that link and rec that post. Let's give the rare bit of good news some exposure!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:38 PM (1 replies)

Lizzie Warren had an axe,

And gave Republicans forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave the Third Way forty-one.

Thanks Liz! Bye Larry!



Regards,

First-Way Manny

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:55 AM (120 replies)

First they *ignored* us (for about 15 years)

Then they laughed at us (right fellow Firebaggers?)

Now they're fighting us - but we're starting to win. (Two big ones in the past week. Kind of our Concord and Bunker Hill.)

Gandhi was right about how this stuff flows.

We'll still lose a bunch, but we'll win even more. History, decency and stability are on our side.

Have at it!

Regards,

First-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Sep 16, 2013, 08:23 PM (35 replies)

NY Times: Summers even less popular than bombing Syria

Summers Pulls Name From Consideration for Fed Chief

Good article.

Mr. Summers had long been viewed by Mr. Obama and his economic advisers as Mr. Bernanke’s presumptive replacement

But sadly, Summers was even less popular than bombing Syria...

After weeks of opposition to his candidacy from an array of progressives, the president’s inability to rally Congressional Democrats on Syria persuaded Mr. Summers that his most important audience — the Senate, which must confirm a Fed chairman — probably could not be won over.

He concluded that the White House was also unlikely to overcome opposition to his candidacy from many of the same Democrats, who view him as an opponent of stronger financial regulation, according to supporters who insisted on anonymity to describe confidential conversations with him.

“Clearly Obama couldn’t bring his own most enthusiastic supporters to back him on an issue of national security,” one supporter said. “How was he going to corral them for Larry?”


Man, things have changed!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:40 PM (24 replies)

There are few times I've been so thrilled to be wrong.

The Third Way is officially back on their heels... opportunity awaits. Danger, too.

But we can win this!

Regards,

First Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 15, 2013, 07:17 PM (43 replies)

After Summers is in place at the Fed's helm, I think

that the President should reach across the ailse and tap Michael "heck of a job " Brown(ie) to become Secretary of the Treasury. And name a drunk weasel to head his Council of Economic Advisers.

Then Larry can be Larry.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:23 AM (71 replies)

More PROOF that Snowden uncovered NOTHING NEW

His efforts were for naught.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3663277
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 13, 2013, 06:36 PM (8 replies)

Senator Warren's 'Serious Concerns' About Larry Summers

Please save us, Sen. Warren!

Bloomberg: Senator Warren's 'Serious Concerns' About Larry Summers

Senator Elizabeth Warren has told the White House that she won't publicly take a position on Larry Summers as a possible chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, though she privately told administration officials she has "serious concerns" about him as a nominee, according to people familiar with the situation.

Summers's prospects have dimmed over the past week and the Obama administration has come to realize the opposition of a prominent figure such as Warren could deliver a fatal blow, several people said.

...

That might be a miscalculation. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, told the Huffington Post that he would oppose a Summers nomination. Although some economists say Yellen would be a little more liberal on regulation and monetary policy, Summers, with his close involvement in Democratic politics and policies over the past two decades, would raise more suspicion among the Republican Party's right wing base.

White House officials privately have predicted Summers would win Senate confirmation because even if a handful of Democrats defected, the nominee would have sufficient Republican supporters, who would be swayed by financial interests that would back Summers.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 13, 2013, 11:45 AM (11 replies)
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