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Hillary, E-mail, and elections

Now, standard disclaimer: Yes, if she is the Democratic Nominee, I WILL, repeat WILL vote for Hillary Clinton. As tempting as the idea of a write in or third-paty portest vote would be, the Election of 2000 proved once and for all that not voting for the lesser of two evils does NOT absolve you if you let a member of the GOP into the Oval Office. As much as Nader loves to say he did not help W. get in to do all the damage, he is wrong, he knows it, and so do the people who got hurt because W. got power he would NOT have gotten.

That being said, I also understand that it is hard to support people who frankly, actively hate you, and work only 20 percent less harder to destroy you then the GOP. Many of us want to believe in some "big tent" however, when the Clintons support people like Alison Grimes, who would not even admit she voted Democrat, yoiu get a feeling that they intend to kick you oput of the big tent when the rain gets in, so that the megabucks donors can have the same Champagne and Cigars Victory party they planned to have in Jeb's tent.

This email scandal, while NOT what the GOP makes of it, is still an example of why many of us, even those who will vote for her, are frustrated. No, it was NOT illegal, but it was the same combination of arrogant, careless and stupid that marked her loss in the 2008 campaign. For her to argue that she was not trying to conceal information is arrogant at best. Yes, the reason we use gov. email is because, yes, your correspondence as Secretary of State is PUBLIC RECORD. There are teenagers and former CEO's that are currently in JAIL because of what they wrote in email, and she knows it. If some teenaged idiot is in jail because their email induced some poor foll to kill themselves, do you think we will not need to know what Hillary wrote about people? And no, I do not mean the overrated Benghazi, a "scandal" so thin that it does nothing but show desperation of the GOP. Here, the very effort to conceal makes her look worse than she actually was, which is unforgivable when she had a frotn row seat to her Husband's self immolation when he looked into the camera and said " I did NOT have SEX with that woman!" only to leave us so dazed we still debate about what the meaning of "is" actually is. Hillary is supposed to be EXPERIENCED so, why does she charge, not walk, into the same damned trap.

The effort to conceal also highlights her weakness as candidate. As young black kids got shot by cops and trigger happy "gun owners", as Keystone tries to dig into the nation, there is nothing but a lot of silence. Frankly, even if we knew with 100 percent certainity that she would NEVER run for officve again, she still would not be allowed to be silent on these matters, because she is one of the strongest voices in our party. The fact that she is likely to run (and already has the bumper stickers and P.A.Cs formed) means she cannot play her cards to her vest. The fact she is slient seems to cater to the worst fears, that she will NOT rach out to the left, adn instead will rely on those wall street and conservative blue dog donors who will shower her with koney on the condition that she run and govern to the right, to govern as what we used to call GOP.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Thu Mar 5, 2015, 01:01 PM (0 replies)

Bibi's speech: None dare call it treason

The fact is, rarely, if ever, does a foriegn head of state adress our congress. Even heads of states that are considered great allies do not get a formal chance to address our congress. We are not even going to touch the idea of states we have active enmity with, though heaven knows if he were alive Hugo Chavez would have jumped at the chance.

This is one more attempt to smear Barack Obama as that black man that somehow became president. For all the talk of Imperial Presidencies, this is nothign mroe than the Congress proving that when their masters say jump, they jump. You do not have to omit the various errors Obama made, especially ones where he tried to work with Congress, but no sane person cannot call this what it is, MUTINY.

And sadly, where are many Democrats, slient, because they want the big donor money that thinks they are helping Israel, even though their actions only enable BiBi to drive ISrael off the cliff, and make like harder for those who actually have to live there.

Sadly, where the HELL is Hillary Clinton? Even if she were to say the "I'm not really running yet for President (tee hee)" the former Secretary of State should have something to say about this, but no, she wants the big donor money too.

This day will be remembered as one where MONEY clearly asserted itself as the cart that drives the horse; possibly the worst day for American Democracy since Citizens United legalized bribery.

distrurbing thought about the veep race

Would any democrat be stupid enough to pick Rahm Emmanuel as Veep?

Dulce et Decorum Est

"If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori."

Wilfred Owen wrote this about his fellow soliders in the War that took his life, WWone, that war to end all wars. Sadly, there are always people ready to sell glory to the young, many of whom had nothing to look forward to in their lives thanks to the old men (and occasional old woman) in charge. The IS Imams and Western War-mongers can wrap this in a silk sheet, but the truth is, we live in a world that does not value the young, that seems them as exploitable fodder and pawns, and rewgardless of whatever idelogy is used, the end result is the same, the young kill, the young die, and the old men (and occaional old woman) profit. The onyl diofference is, now they can outwardly recruit young women to throw into the furnace, be they twits like Lyddie England, or these fools in the Burqas.

Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori "It is sweet and fitting to die for the fatherland." An old deadly lie sold to the youth, by old men (and the occasional old woman) who want to be relieved of the responsibility to give these children a life worth living.

no, we do not HATE Hillary.

Look, I will recite the blood oath: if Hillary WINS THE PRIMARY, I will vote for her, because as awful as a Hillary presidency would be, it would at least keep the Koch brothers and Grover Norquist out of the White House (and we all know THEY are the people whp would run the show.)

However, some of us want a primary because that is the one time in the whole procedure where Hillary HAS to listen to Democrats, including those on the left. If we do not have that period, she is free to do things like hire Larry Summers as part of her campaign. She is free to cater to the right on matters such as the TPP, or bang war drums. The problem with saying "Hilllary is inveitable, get on board already!" is that Hillary can do things that are outright hostile to the left, and have absolutley no reason to even care. I realize that to many (albeit not all )Hillary supporters, that is an amen, as they late the left onlight slightly less than the GOP does, but if you want our help, you need to at the very least offer NOT to take from us what little we have left.

again, I am not a Naderista. 2000 proved once and for all that, rather than help the left, going third party solidfies the right, as many, including blue dog democrats, will make sure the message is "You shoulda gone right." However, THIS IS THE PHASE where Hillary, or ANY candidiate for Democrat, HAS TO LISTEN TO AND WOO those whose votes she wants. You do not get to cut that phase out, she tried in 2008, and she lost.

Why Jon Stewart leaving terrifies me

Ok, I realize that even though the mantle of newcaster was thrown on him, he never wanted that role. One of the best example of real news on TV was when he was talking to Jim Cramer, and he said "I am supposed to be the guy doing fart jokes" and you could tell that he was sad that this idiot that CNBC hired was claiming all the respect of a journalist, but did less fact checking than a bucnh of comedy writers. What was worse is that the audience did not care.

Now, I am sure Jon wants to avoid being one of those comics that supposedly stays too long. We all remember how they did everything but boil Johnny Carson into glue onstage, despite the fact that NOBODY has even come close to makign the tonight show what it was under him. Yeah, I bring that example up because, yes, you can point out neither Carson nor Stewart were the orginal hosts, and that yes, both shows went on to have long lives. However, Jon had the ability to skewer both the news and the newsmakers, to say "look, this should be a fart joke, but what you privileged idiots do is actually sillier, and it is funnier, despite the fact it should make people cry."

What scares me is the timing. Look, The Koch brothers are not even pretending to use the GOP as cover, they plan to outspend both political parties, in order to make Scott Walker President. This is a guy who was skewered by comedians doing a complete ASS KISS to someone he thought was a Koch. Do we want THIS in the Oval Office?

This is not a joke. It is not even funny

Anmd what woprries me is that if we are going to have multi billion dollar bullshiut, THAT is when we need Jon Stewart. It does not matter who they get, they will gnaw at that person till they are crippled or dead, even if they get some old seasoned hand like Lewis Black or Denis Leary. And if they put a new face in, they will ratchet it up.

And sorry to say, if Hillary is running, she will be all the more happy to see the Daily Show die, because she and her Hubby are great targets for it.

Abot the only bright spot is that someone at FOX is probably thinking "hey, we can put Kennedy and Dennis Miller on and steal the throne." If they do that, it will be transparent as hell.

to whoever valentined me

Thank you

Wasserman Schultz won't join protest of Netanyahu speech


I would love to say I am surprised, but I am not. This woman is doing little to nothign to defend left leaning people in her owjn state, or throughout the nation, but cozies up to Netanyahu. I bet she is just hoping Hillary wins as Hillary and Netanyahu are friends. Well Debbie, if you lose Florida in 2016, Hillary will stop being your BB4L, and make you a fine scapegoat.

Ruth: Confusing Florida prisons with 'Papillon'


Hey Debbie Wasserman Schulz, think you could have tried harder to help us get this idiot out of opffice rather than give him access to the florida vote theft machine in 2016?
Posted by DonCoquixote | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 06:38 PM (2 replies)

Impending freedom for priest in abuse scandal stuns victims


So, this person serves less than 40 percent of a sentence that was cut after a lot of confessions and plea bargaining.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 06:35 PM (0 replies)
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