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I don't think we can win, because Hillary is like

that guy you know who is forever getting caught in a lie then having to make up something on the spot to explain it away.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 06:06 PM (0 replies)

He got Trump'd. I think Trump can undo...

most R candidates by talking about their personality weaknesses (he's got a lot to work with), and the polls all the while never talking policy.

Iowa's radical evangelical wing is gigantic, but Cruz threw Trump a golden bone. On top of everything that's wrong with Cruz, now he's a felon!

Rubio is a boy. No match for Trump. I can't wait to see his beating.

Assuming Trump wins the Primary, his antics could be problematic for the GE. Do Americans care about policy or personality and character defects. McCain and Romney were "low energy" bafoons. Both Hillary and Bernie have huge targets. Both extremely vulnerable. It's going to take Democratic zealots to show up like the evangelical zealots did for Cruz. Trump wins the (if he drank) "he's someone if like to have a beer with" vote. That's how Americans picked Bush twice over two "low energy" Democrats. Americans have been making bad decisions for decades. We've also got to clear an historical hurdle: electing a Dem after 8 years of a Dem.

On paper, we crush anyone. In reality TV, Trump is a handful.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

No. You can't lump it in with mental illness because...

it doesn't fit the criteria.

It's the product of social mores. Egalitarian societies got wiped out. Greed is a behavioral product of hierarchical or capitalistic societies.

My guess is you're asking, do greedy people have a personality disorder? That's the correct question. Narcissistic, Sociopathic. Now we're talking. But greed is a symptom, not a disorder.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 10:07 AM (1 replies)

Love how much we act like Republicans when we're

...in power. Republicans call themselves "Compassionate Conservatives" and we have Third Wayers calling themselves "Progressives." mom mod, post #39, talks about Gore and Kerry rolling over rather than fighting for Democrats. Today, Hillary's supporters have usurped the Republican "Sore Loserman" meme.

I've been calling it out since Obama got elected noting that suddenly, things we cared about under the Bush admin, we no longer care about. It's really disturbing.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 01:51 PM (1 replies)

I live in Chicago. I see what's going on. This is what you do.

From the loop to Wrigleyville--the north side--there's nothing but cranes and road construction. Gentrification is moving its tentacles further north and west forcing long-time residents out of their neighborhoods. In other words, more neighbors for white residents, small businesses, and trendy restaurants.

On the southside--the neglected black side of town--liquor stores and school closings. No economy and no investment. So what you do with all that reparations money is, you hire all black contractors. No contracts given to whites, they have had all the business for the past century. Then you rebuild the southside. Jobs and money flow in supporting small businesses and restaurants. Bring the schools and safe havens back. But rather than gentrify, enforce strict rent controls so that blacks are able to stay in their homes.

Jobs, businesses, education, investment. Rahm is building a massive multipurpose arena that no one wanted for his alma mater, DePaul, downtown. Chicago State University could use a multipurpose arena.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 08:05 AM (2 replies)

I joined in 2004 post Kerry debacle in Ohio

Back-to-back elections are stolen and both Dems lie down and roll over?! My reaction was visceral and spontaneous. Unable to shout in disgust, he does it for me

aside: I find it interesting and very sad that, considering everything Dems have been through with bogus election counts, Hillary's supporters are taking up the Republican "Poor Loserman" meme.

After Obama's election, I learned DU Democrats are incredibly hypocritical when it comes to their favorite pol.

Anyway, I totally get it why Hillary appeals to blacks, and more importantly, black mothers, the most loyal Democratic voting block. She's tangible. She can and has sat with them, talked motherhood, (somehow) recalls(?) her family's economic struggles (despite the fact that she's from Park Ridge and went to Latin High School), whereas Bernie is so detached from their experience; he's a professor at the lectern. 'How can he relate to my situation?' Obviously, he can't, so his burden is to find a way to appeal to them. About all he can is have black serogates carry his message to the black community, but also meet with them often (which is his M.O.) to make him more tangible. The primary system works against him in that regard. He has to spend all this time in white communities, totally ignoring blacks. That's not helping and, to be honest, it's hurting him right now. He's going into South Carolina at a tremendous disadvantage because the primary schedule begins Iowa, NH.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 07:35 AM (0 replies)

Such an odd statement reveals your age and detachment. 50 years ago..,

it was a given that the government was going to pay the bulk, or close to all of, your tuition. Today, it's understood that you'll be an indentured servant to Wall Street banksters.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 06:41 AM (0 replies)

Good find. I didn't know it's public

bipolar I (one) is easy to recognize if you know what to look for: laughing all the way through self-destruction is a big tell

Thanks for the link.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 02:31 PM (0 replies)

That's deflation. You don't want that

A number of readers have asked me to explain why deflation is a bad thing; and the truth is that while Iíve alluded to the issue a number of times, Iím not sure if Iíve ever laid out the whole case. So here goes.

...the argument that deflation is a bad thing is also an argument saying that some economic problems get worse as inflation falls, and that too low an inflation rate may actually be economically damaging.


Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

I met a pair of Norwegian women on holiday in Chicago

they were mezmorised by Chicago and comparing it favorably to Norway. They said the social safety net prevents people from being driven. But they also noted that they'd never seen so many homeless people as they've seen in Chicago. I said, that's the trade off we prefer: high highs and low lows over moderation, happiness, and taking care of our own. I told them the excess here is revolting. They totally got it and starter thinking better about socialism. Then I turned the subject to foreclosures. Rampant here, what about Norway? Unheard of. Maybe one or two total. So I told them it's big business here! Assets are created and bets are placed on foreclosures. Bankers and brokers win! That turned them off, too.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 09:23 AM (0 replies)
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