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Flying Squirrel

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I am the same DU member who formerly posted under the name FlyingSquirrel (no space). I killed this profile by changing both my password and email at a time when I felt I had developed an unhealthy addiction to the internet in general and DU in particular. Not sayin' I'm any better now ;-)

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"Sanders doesn't seem to care if he loses..."

When you hear progressives laud Sanders’ “authenticity,” it goes deeper than his political record. The judgment takes aesthetics into account—with his guileless manner, and the way his face defaults into a dogged, curmudgeonly glare, you get the sense that it would never occur to him to tell anything but the truth. Just like it would never occur to him to change his positions on wealth inequality over three decades, or to accept money from super PACs, or to shy away from the word “socialist.”

It boils down to one critical factor—unlike every other candidate, in either party, Sanders doesn’t seem to care if he loses. While the rest of the field prioritizes victory, he’ll stay loyal to his favorite theme, even at the cost of defeat.


And that's why I support him more strongly than I have ever supported any other candidate.
Posted by Flying Squirrel | Sun Sep 20, 2015, 09:39 PM (105 replies)

BREAKING: Hare Far Ahead Of Tortoise In 48 States.

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Fri Sep 11, 2015, 05:25 AM (14 replies)

The sky is blue and grass is green.

Please discuss.

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Sat Sep 5, 2015, 06:40 PM (18 replies)

'At the end of the day'

Is a phrase I have grown to hate since being roped into watching "Big Brother" by my fiance... I make gulping sounds whenever I hear it (since I no longer drink, it's the closest I can come to making it into a drinking game).

The reason I mention this in the GDP forum:

“You can wave your arms and give a speech but at the end of the day are you connecting with and really hearing what people are either saying to you or wishing that you would say to them?” Mrs. Clinton told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Friday, without directly naming Mr. Sanders.

At the end of the day, I’m sorry that this has been confusing to people and raised a lot of questions,” Clinton said during an exclusive interview Friday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. She also admitted that setting up a private server “wasn’t the best choice.”

She needs to stop!

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Fri Sep 4, 2015, 08:34 PM (1 replies)

I iz honorred

Dat u left dis space 4 mee.
Posted by Flying Squirrel | Fri Sep 4, 2015, 06:18 PM (1 replies)

I iz honored

That u left dis space 4 mee.
Posted by Flying Squirrel | Fri Sep 4, 2015, 04:14 PM (0 replies)

I haz a fort

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:29 PM (1 replies)

Oh... Snap.

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Sat Aug 29, 2015, 01:35 PM (32 replies)

What HRC e-mail scandal comes down to, in one word:


It's why this issue will not die. It's about likability, a big factor in presidential elections (for better or worse).

Whether or not Hillary did something technically legal, she showed contempt for the normal order of things, for the idea that the office of Secretary of State was bigger and more important than she was, the idea that the country and the people's right to certain information was more important than her personal ambitions.

And so the Republicans will do their level best to keep investigations going. Yes, it sucks that the political enemies of the Clintons do what they do; but she had a part in this too.

Not that it matters much to me -- if you took away all the scandals, fake or otherwise, I'd still support Bernie over Hillary on policy.

But there are plenty of people who vote on a visceral, emotional, gut-level basis. This e-mail scandal speaks to them, and like it or not, it's something that must be taken into consideration when choosing our candidate.
Posted by Flying Squirrel | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 07:54 PM (50 replies)

This is what happens when you don't spay/neuter...


(If anyone in the Seattle area wants to help, visit http://www.seattleareafelinerescue.org)

Posted by Flying Squirrel | Tue Aug 25, 2015, 12:24 PM (6 replies)
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