HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » 99th_Monkey » Journal
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 61 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Male
Current location: Potlandia
Member since: Fri Sep 28, 2007, 04:39 PM
Number of posts: 11,918

Journal Archives

The USA Is the Greatest Country in the World?

This link has an amazing set of graphs showing how much USA sucks, compared to most
any other country. This I think is what is compelling Bernie to "go for it", because we've
become an international embarrassment and it needs to change.

7 Indisputable Reasons the United States of America Is the Greatest Country in the World

CNN: re: Madison Blow-out "Bernie's sweet-talking populism" and "wild-haired" at that.

FUCK you CNN, with your slimy innuendoes ...

now "the panel" is dissecting Bernie's Madison 10,000 showing ..

Now Bernie's "playing to left part of the left wing" too

But admitting "Clinton camp is worrying" .. while also noting that "Bernie never attacks Clinton",

On the whole, not too bad for CNN, but those lead-in adjectives were a bit much.

Actually Sanders doesn't even mention Hillary most of the time, except to say he'd rather talk about
issues, Wall St.because THAT is who Bernie is REALLY running against.

It put a HUGE smile on my face waking up to see this headlining at HuffPo

This was phenomenal!! ...


Woot! I hope this means what I think it means ... "Billions for Bernie"

I've been trying for 35 minutes now to donate to Bernie before the deadline, but all I
get is this ...

I hope that means the site is so swamped that it raises "Billions for Bernie"

CNN: "We don't have any time anymore" for US Constitution & Bill of Rights

Wolf has a panel of handpicked "nat'l security analysts" (read ex-CIA/Military war-heads)
talking about how 'we don't have time anymore" to "wait around" when monitoring
"potential terrorists" .. to "see if they are going to attack" ... Wolf nods approvingly..

Essentially saying that -- instead of surveilling and monitoring suspected terrorists, we need
to start rounding them up and/or lock them up .. very creepy. On what grounds again?

The rationale dominating the conversation was that ISIS now has a bunch of 'lone wolves"
willing to carry out attacks on the public, and the lead-time that's detectable from surveillance
is getting shorter and shorter, due to social media .. blah blah..

It's like ISIS is being branded as "The New 911" all over again.

Does anyone have contact info for Sanders' 2016 campaigns

at the state level.

I live in a west coast late-Primary state, but fully expect Bernie to win here,
and look forward to helping that happen.

Sanders Sees Clinton Camp Attacks as Sign that 'Something Must Be Working'

Sanders Sees Clinton Camp Attacks as Sign that 'Something Must Be Working'
'Bernie is too liberal to gather enough votes in this country to become president,' says Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri
June 26, 2015 * Common Dreams * by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

In a move viewed as further evidence of Sen. Bernie Sanders' continued momentum in the polls and among potential voters in the 2016 presidential election, some Hillary Clinton supporters have gone on the offense against the self-described democratic socialist.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a Clinton backer, launched what The Hill described as "the sharpest attack yet" on Sanders in a television appearance on Thursday. "Bernie is too liberal to gather enough votes in this country to become president," she told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

McCaskill assailed Sanders for having "an extreme message" and being "unrealistic," while complaining that the media were "not giving the same scrutiny to Bernie Sanders that they are giving to certainly Hillary Clinton and the other candidates."


Sanders subsequently struck back in an interview with Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, calling into question McCaskill's progressive bona fides. "Do I believe, in opposition to Senator McCaskill, that we need trade policies that are fair to the American worker, and not just benefit CEOs and large corporations?" Sanders said. "I plead guilty."


Desperate Bernie Sanders detractors have reached a new low


Now they are stooping to posting ugly outright lies with no sources no link, just vitriol
...apparently hoping something will stick, and that DU will spread the lie.

I totally thought DU was better than this.

Good News for Bernie Sanders? Poll Shows 47% of Americans Would Vote for a Socialist


Good News for Bernie Sanders? Poll Shows 47% of Americans Would Vote for a Socialist
A sizeable chunk of Americans say they’d consider voting to send a socialist to the Oval Office.
BY MARC DAALDER * JUNE 24, 2015 * In These Times

A new Gallup poll shows that 47 percent of Americans would consider voting for a socialist candidate. Gallup has been polling Americans on their voting preferences for candidates of different backgrounds since 1937, but this year was the first time they inquired about socialism.

When broken down on party lines, a socialist candidate would earn the consideration of 59 percent of Democrats, 49 percent of Independents, and only 26 percent of Republicans. Overall, socialism charted the lowest of all the backgrounds referenced in the poll. Atheist and Muslim candidates ranked second- and third-lowest among the American populace, at 58 and 60 percent respectively.

This poll comes less than two months after Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy, becoming the first self-described socialist (with at least a decent chance of winning) to do so in more than a decade.

Advocates for Sanders argue that the Gallup poll is misleading for a number of reasons. While Americans may disapprove of a socialist candidate, they strongly support policies that Sanders stands for. Fifty-two percent support a redistribution of wealth through heavily taxing the rich, for example—the highest number that Gallup has seen since first asking that question in 1940. And 63 percent of Americans believe that the current distribution of wealth in the US is unfair.


Senate GOP thanks Obama for shoving TPP down Dems/Labor/workers throats

by attacking Obamacare and trashing Obama's Iran nuclear treaty, now on c-span2.

I hope Obama is enjoying his "victory"
Go to Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 61 Next »