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Nuclear Unicorn

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What do you consider to be the most serious issues facing the nation?

Without making references to candidates or their positions what do you feel are the top issues facing the US?

Education
Gender equality
Minority rights
LGBT right
Income inequality
Crime
Terrorism
Domestic militarism
Climate disruption
Fiscal policy
Job creation
Other?

Edited to add -- please feel free to list more than one
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Tue May 3, 2016, 03:55 PM (24 replies)

It's time to "call it"

It could have been a hard fought contest of ideals, ideas and vision. Instead it became a shrieking demands of obedience in exchange for the presumed safety of the gilded cage of The Establishment -- except we get the cage and The Establishment gets the gild.

It could have been a debate about how to achieve the goals we once shared. Instead it became a timid retreat into every fable for failure put forward by the obstructionist opposition.

It could have been a rejection of unjust war, corporatism and lawless government. Instead we have been treated to hurricane force winds from all the hand-waving because not voting for blue corruption is supposedly a love of red corruption.

It could have been civil. Instead, every effort was made to brand those who have stood for decades fighting for civil rights and rallying around our beleaguered president for nigh-on 8 years into racist and sexists.

It couldn't even wait for the natural tides of a common foe to bring the unity that was supposedly being demanded. No, instead it became a cry to begin a countdown clock to blind, uncritical obedience; of party over principle; compliance over commonality.

Progressivism? Liberalism?

Yeah. Right.

It's time to call it.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:44 AM (79 replies)

Many Hillary supporters, for months, have been telling us "These are the rules." Now

they're telling us we should call the nomination even though the rules say the primary process has yet to fully run its course and there may even have been flagrant rule-breaking when it comes to urging qualified Democratic voters.

Rules only apply when they serve the purposes of the power-hungry.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:26 PM (0 replies)

We were supposed to spend the weekend out in the woods

But a blizzard came through.

Okay. So maybe we can just have a nice romantic weekend at home. Right?

No. I came down with a cold.

I'm coughing and sneezing. My face is all puffy and. My voice is husky, which could almost be sexy save for the grossness running out of me. And I swear I have fuzzy caterpillars crawling around inside my sinuses.

So how does Lover Boy react to all this?


The big lug brought me my favorite recipe of tuna salad with corn chips and a mug tomato bisque.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:01 PM (1 replies)

The question isn't whether or not I will vote for the Democratic candidate.

The question is: What defines a Democratic candidate?
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 10:17 AM (16 replies)

"Whore" is not an appropriate term for this day and age.

Considering the fact the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for the regulatory oversight of corporations and financial markets the proper term would be --

"SECs Worker"
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 12:57 PM (9 replies)

If law enforcement is the key to reducing crimes committed with guns

What would make more sense practically/logistically/Constitutionally/ethically --

A) focusing efforts on the scant minority of individuals intent on perpetrating predatory acts

or

B) a broad-sweeping effort that impacts tens -- if not hundreds -- of millions of people who have no intention except to peaceably live out their lives
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:52 AM (2 replies)

I'm resigned to the fact Clinton will be given the party nomination but

Sen. Sanders needs to stay in as long as the rules permit.

We need to have a long and serious debate about what it means to be a Democrat.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Fri Mar 25, 2016, 08:30 AM (98 replies)

Why is "gun guilt" transferable?

By "gun guilt" I mean the moral and/or legal onus for misdeeds to one's self or others committed with a gun.

I know of no other instance where the misuse or abuse of an object is inferred to all other users of the product. Social drinkers are not held accountable for traffic accidents, violent crimes and sexual assaults committed by those who committed their acts under the influence of alcohol. Prescription drug users are not blamed for the misdeeds of pharmaceutical drug abusers.

So, why the transferable guilt?
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:40 PM (7 replies)

Hillary looking to broaden her appeal

I guess this explains the sudden love for Bush's TARP and other corporatist policies (and probably explains why the arrow in her logo is red and points to the right) --

Now, Sanders has a difficult path to the nomination and no apparent eagerness to drop out. His top aides and supporters began making a new argument to justify the long slog: It’s great for Clinton.

It’s not an opinion necessarily shared in her circles. Clinton insiders are eager to begin recruiting to their cause Republicans turned off by the prospect of Donald Trump — and the threat of Sanders sticking it out until June makes the general election pivot more difficult.


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/democratic-primaries-2016-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-220314#ixzz42Pq6DL6B


Emphasis added.

At this rate come November we'll be lucky if there's even a letter D left to vote for in the general election.

And just how comfortable are the old-school Republicans with Hillary?

Fox News’ Bret Baier: Some Republicans Could Back Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump


“Listen, there are Republicans in Washington who are privately saying that already,” the host tells The Wrap

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier said it’s possible that some Republicans will vote for Hillary Clinton just to stop Donald Trump from taking over the party.

http://www.thewrap.com/fox-news-bret-baier-some-republicans-could-back-hillary-clinton-over-donald-trump/



Enjoy your victory via rigged delegate counts, Clinton-supporters, you deserve it.
Posted by Nuclear Unicorn | Wed Mar 9, 2016, 10:28 AM (18 replies)
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