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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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Please DON'T feed this troll:

November 28th: call-in day to defend Social Security and Medicare

Agitators and riff-raff. Everyone knows that Social Security and Medicare are already safe, because if it wasn't then it would have been cut already. Am I right? And anyway, if they are tweaked a tiny bit, they need it. Am I right?

Anyone else smell the fingerprints of that difficult woman, Elizabeth Warren, on this crass effort?


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:15 PM (28 replies)

What can we do - right now - to help Walmart protesters?

I already don't shop at the place. Perhaps donating to the United Food and Commercial Workers union that's organizing the protests? Go to a Walmart tomorrow or Friday to help the good guys somehow?

This is a big deal. If we can take a chunk out of Walmart, we'll have made progress towards winning back our country.

Please consider keeping this kicked so that people see it, in case anyone has an idea.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:00 PM (37 replies)

Weird! Anonymous is *horrible*, but harming the 99% is nothing to worry our little minds about?

It's interesting how some posters are making a concerted effort to wipe out any notion that Anonymous stopped Rove and Company from flipping votes.

(Although, as Thom Hartmann has pointed out, there are some very interesting things that happened...)

Anyway, these folks who are super-strident against Anonymous possibly being helpful seem to be the same people who totally deny awful, awful bipartisan efforts such as attempts to slash Social Security and Medicare, laws that get rid of the pesky judiciary with no recourse, job-obliterating free trade agreements, and other horrific stuff that we can actually do something about.

Human nature is interesting, no?

To be clear, it's very reasonable to ask for evidence before believing this - or anything. My point is that it's fascinating that this is such a HUGE DEAL for some people, while really important stuff for which there's tons of evidence is denied. Evidence is important some times, not others, I guess.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:55 PM (185 replies)

Why? Why would Anonymous release evidence against Rove?

I have no idea as to whether Rove was up to vote-rigging tricks this year (although I'm totally convinced that the Republicans pulled something off in Ohio in 2004).

Seems to me that if it's true, and Anonymous *is* holding evidence, there's little upside to Anonymous releasing it:

1. Does anyone actually think Rove would be prosecuted for anything? He's in the Untouchable Class.
2. Revealing the evidence could also reveal evidence about how Anonymous works. Anonymous is distinctly *not* in the untouchable class. They're in the NDAA "we can put your ass in jail forever with zero interference from pesky 'laws' and 'judges' class".
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:51 AM (246 replies)

FUCK YEAH! Elizabeth Warren is my fucking new Senator!

Wow! I can't believe our good luck!

Just struck me between the eyes again tonight when I read that she's already pledging to piss off the Powers That Be as soon as she gets to Washington.

Warren pledges to lead filibuster reform

A difficult woman: just what we need! Let's get 99 more of 'em!

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:45 PM (9 replies)

Malwarebytes Beats Norton 360

We installed Norton 360 2012 in three home computers. I had to uninstall from one because it kept crashing and requiring a reboot for protection.

The really interesting thing is that my son's laptop, with Norton 360, has been running very slowly lately. I was about to buy a new hard drive and re-install Windows 7, but as a last-ditch effort I ran Malwarebytes just in case it caught malware that Norton missed. Malwarebytes found and removed a bunch of stuff, including several Trojans. I'm really surprised that Norton 360 had not gotten these.

The computer's running like a champ now.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 AM (6 replies)

Elizabeth Warren SHOULD NOT be on the Senate Banking Committee

Today we read that Professor Warren, despite her alleged status as one of the nation's top banking experts, may not be appointed to the Senate Banking Committee.

Thank goodness!

Professor Warren is a well-known agitator who only expertise is on the subject of how banks destroy economies and lives. She knows nothing of the manly business of making money. Sure, banks destroy economies and lives - but that's not their purpose. Their purpose is to make money, and any destruction that they leave in their wake is merely a necessary part of making a living. A really, really good living. Really enormous, bigger than you can possibly imagine. Huge. Ginormous.

And that's what government's here for, isn't it? So that bankers can make even more money, so eventually they'll make enough to create a job.

We need sensible Democrats on the Banking Committee, folks who know how the world really works. Not Krugman-firebagger types like Professor Warren. As Occupy-crushing NYC Mayor Bloomberg said, if Warren gets a lick of power, she'll "close the banks and get rid of corporate profits, and wed all bring socialism back, or the U.S.S.R..

Well, we don't want the U.S.S. of R. here in the US, no sir. We'll keep our precious bodily fluids to ourselves.

I hope you'll join me in putting pressure on our elected representatives to keep Professor Warren away from anything important. Our precious bodily fluids are just too precious to put at risk.


Third-Way Manny

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:26 PM (72 replies)

Please join me in thanking Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Kennedy and especially Thomas

Citizens United might have seemed like a good idea those those scoundrels, but throwing money at Republicans is like giving crack to addicts. It simply amped up the crazy to Hunter Thompson levels.

Remember when we gnashed our teeth over how many senate seats we'd lose? Thanks to those magnificent nuts in SCOTUS, we're looking OK.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:42 AM (1 replies)


Great ring to it.

Adult supervision returns to DC.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:23 AM (21 replies)

Seamus laughs last

His triumphant bark echoes through every burg.

Finally, hes freed from the roof-prison of his mind, from the dread that 47% of Americans would be joining him in a feces-ridden four-year festival of terror.

Tonight, we are all Seamus. Tonight we all join together, Democrats and Republicans together, in a single profound hope: that after 18 years of littering our lives, that schmuck will vanish.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:32 AM (6 replies)
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