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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: 28,667

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How do *you* feel about fuckety-fuckin' fuck sprayed across DU?

Not just fuck, of course. Also the other stuff that would have gotten my mouth washed out with soap if I'd said them as a child.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Jun 21, 2014, 10:28 PM (77 replies)

Eric Cantor stopped the Grand Bargaining. What now?

I just had an ugly thought. Back in 2011 it was Eric Cantor who stopped the Grand Bargain deal to cut $200 billion from Social Security and raise the Medicare eligibility age by two years. He stopped it because it included a modest tax hike on the wealthy.

Now that Cantor's gone... hopefully Congressional Democrats are a little more Liberal today and can fend off another round of this garbage.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jun 20, 2014, 10:24 PM (4 replies)

The return of Fitzmas.

There is talk of Governor's Walker and Christie being prosecuted. I think that's pretty unlikely. Perhaps you've noticed that top-tier Republicans are (like bankers) a protected class in today's DOJ, and among law enforcement in general. They get the "look forward, not backward" treatment.

I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jun 20, 2014, 01:07 PM (9 replies)

My 11 rules for fixing America

1. Bring back the draft. Every man and woman for a couple of years, say starting at 18. No deferments. Don't send my kid into an insane war while your kid goes to Wall Street, #%^* you.
2. Politicians must recuse themselves from decisions, votes, or statements on military action unless they have a close family member in the military, in a role that's likely to see combat in a conflict
3. Politicians may not become lobbyists, nor may they earn more than $250,000 per year after leaving office. Ever.
4. Reinstate Glass-Steagall. Because it worked fine for more than half a century, until it was repealed. Then everything started to suck.
5. Unions, unions, unions. Make unions mandatory for all non-managerial positions, unless employees vote to not unionize. Or something like that. The 99% will never have power without unions.
6. Tariffs. It should be no cheaper to manufacture in corrupt, polluting microwage countries than to manufacture in the US.
7. Reinstate the tax structure of the 1950s. Compared to today, the wealthiest paid 3x, the middle class paid half. It worked great.
8. Socialized medicine, or at least single payer. An extra 8 cents of every dollar we spend on anything in the US goes to the excessive costs of our failed medical system. It's sick.
9. Bring back the old personal bankruptcy law that Joe Biden and his buddies #%^*ed with to make some more shekels for their banker patrons.
10. Make food, housing, and medical care basic rights guaranteed by our government.
11. End dependence on fossil fuels in a decade. We can do it.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. They're probably not quite right, but not so far off.

I'm sick, utterly sick, of the total corruption, dysfunction and bull#%^* in our country. We used to be a great country. Now, between the bankers, the Third Way and rightwing loons, we've turned into a steaming load of manure, and it has to stop.

Enough.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 10:11 PM (74 replies)

Anyone here involved in the Berwick campaign?

I'm thinking of lending a hand - Massachusetts deserves an FDR Liberal at the helm.

Looking for information; the last campaign I got involved with was a frustrating disaster, I'm hoping Berwick's is better!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 09:31 AM (2 replies)

It's a good time for history buffs to be alive

Glenn Beck admits Liberals were right about Iraq
Alex Jones <3 Elizabeth Warren
OxyRush listenership plummeting
John Bolton savaged on Fox "News"
Eric Cantor on the streets

Things are changing, will start changing quickly. The next 5-10 years will be interesting. Don't miss history being made!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:01 AM (12 replies)

Enough about Hillary's negatives

Yes, Hillary did some things that certain Democrats are upset about.

But all political candidates have pluses and minuses. How about we discuss Hillary's positives for once? She's been in the public spotlight for decades. What has she accomplished? What tough political battles has she won for the 99%? What leading-edge ideas has she championed before their time?

Surely, there is a compelling track record of leadership and achievement.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Jun 17, 2014, 05:00 PM (164 replies)

Hillary Clinton: the person Elizabeth Warren aspires to be.

I think that all of the Purity Left should reflect on the important lesson of the last few days. A few months back, Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked a portion of the bible, Matthew 25:40, as only one of the important reasons she went into politics:

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Not bad for a rank amateur, but yesterday Hillary Clinton took Warren to school by embracing the entire Bible as the most influential book in her life.

Boom! There it is! Game over!

It's time for the Moonbat Firebaggers to cut the crap, and face the facts: Hillary is everything that Elizabeth Warren wants to be, but can't because Hillary is smarter, tougher, and more virtuous. I mean, if Warren's so great, why don't the big banks pay her $200k a pop for obsequious speeches? One reason, and one reason only: Wall Street only wants the best, and that's Hillary, not some difficult woman from godless Massachusetts.

While Warren only started the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Hillary has started lots and lots of great things that I forget at this moment, but trust me, she has.

While Warren's sponsored misguided legislation to ease the 99%'s pain by bringing back Glass-Steagall and reducing the cost of repaying school loans while raising taxes on the wealthy, Hillary sponsored tons of great legislation that I forget at this moment, but trust me, she has.

While Warren's fighting against the Trans Pacific Partnership which will create millions of great jobs for Americans, Hillary helped author the blessed thing.

While Warren only came from way behind to defeat the most popular politician in Massachusetts by seven points, Hillary has won tons of tough political battles that I forget at this moment, but trust me, she has.

I'll bet if you asked Warren for her greatest regret in life, she'd say that it's being unable to vote for a war that killed hundreds of thousands or millions of people without even reading the 90-page National Intelligence Estimate on whether there were any good reasons to start a war. How freakin' cool is that? Voting for war based purely on her gut feeling. Now that's faith, the kind of faith that Sen. Warren needs more of.

Regards,

Moderate Centrist Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jun 16, 2014, 05:06 PM (5 replies)

Hillary: Old Testament, or New?

Turn the other cheek, or smite the crap out of 'em?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jun 15, 2014, 11:46 PM (6 replies)

Pawsox up 1-0 after first inning.

We're at the game today, my Father's Day gift!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jun 15, 2014, 01:44 PM (7 replies)
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