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New Meme: Party insiders will fix the election for Sanders because of independents.

Seriously?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=1889691

I thought his appeal was that he was the ultimate outsider.
And now, insiders will fix the election for him because the could not win Democrats.

Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue May 3, 2016, 02:25 PM (20 replies)

25 Of The Dumbest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

25 Of The Dumbest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said
/25.

"If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."


The View, 2006]

2/25.

"Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day."


Disputed attribution, published in 'Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump'


An excellent compendium of some of the worst crap to leave Trumps pie hole.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon May 2, 2016, 11:44 AM (6 replies)

Monday Musings: “Your Books Are So Good, I Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Them.”

Monday Musings: “Your Books Are So Good, I Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Them.”
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Dear Ms. Author.

I really like your books. I think they are well-written and I enjoyed reading them. (So far, so good, right? Hang on.) However, I have returned them all because you priced them at $0.99 to $2.99, and that is too much to pay for them. I can’t afford to pay that much for a book, even though I liked it. In the future, can you make sure you make all your books free so I don’t have to return them?

And, when the author in question blocked this “fan” (and it seems, reported her as an abuser of the return system on ebooks), she sent another email chastising the author for blocking her and forcing her to open a second account (presumably to harass the author further). She went on to say that other authors haven’t been this terrible to her, and in fact, have asked her to be a beta reader because she bought and returned their books, so why does this author think she has the right to do these terrible, terrible things?

Uh, WTF? Lemme tell you something, sweetie. This writing stuff? This is work. This is our JOB. It takes time and effort to write a book, edit and revise several times, get it edited and proofread by outside sources, a cover designed, and the e-book formatted properly. Not everyone has the skill set to do all that themselves. In fact, the outside edit/proofread is essential to producing a professional result. Many time, those things we can’t do ourselves cost actual money. Oh, yes, sometimes you are lucky and have a relative or friend who will work gratis or for barter or a small payment. But it still requires the effort from all involved. That 99 cents you paid? That gets the author a pittance of a royalty, but at least it is something. Again, to a lot of us, this is a job.

Working writers put up with a lot of crap.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon May 2, 2016, 11:27 AM (4 replies)

 No Surprise: Trump Is a Union Buster at His Own Hotel

 No Surprise: Trump Is a Union Buster at His Own Hotel
Their boss is famous for firing people with merciless gusto. So you can imagine it took just as much chutzpah for the workers at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas to rally today and demand the right to unionize and to gain respect on the job.
While the Donald seeks election to a new post, roughly 500 workers at the hotel are focusing on a very different vote: They’ve been pushing to form a union for months, and are trying to snatch a bit of Trump’s campaign spotlight this summer to call on him “Make America Great Again” right on his home turf. As a recent ad for the unionization campaign proclaims: “We think that working for Mr. Trump in Las Vegas is a chance to make our lives better…but only if he pays us the same wages and benefits as everyone else working on the Strip.”

Of course, what do they expect from the man who’s built a brand for himself as a ferocious corporate overlord? His attitude on the campaign trail is as ruthless as his management style, laced with racial invective and almost self-caricaturing jingoism. (Not to mention hypocrisy—just ask the many low-wage immigrant laborers he has exploited over the years). But amid the buffoonery, the local hospitality union, Culinary Workers Union Local 226, is pressing serious charges of labor violations and denouncing his operations as a bastion of union busting in an otherwise union town.

Yet another reason to move heaven, hell, and all other extradimensional regions that may or may not exist to see that he is never allowed to become President.

We should not be surprised that he is anti-union.
Remember this come Novem ber.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon May 2, 2016, 01:04 AM (10 replies)

I've seen repeated OP's about starting third prates or going third party

I would like a clarification about third party advocacy. There have been alerts, but they tend to be allowed to stay.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Sun May 1, 2016, 06:58 PM (2 replies)

Sanders $ email accuses Clinton of using "language reserved for traitors."



Source for this is Alex Steitz-Wald MSNBC Reporter

Kind of speaks for itself.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 06:00 PM (8 replies)

The Republican Clerk Who Wiped Thousands From The NY Rolls Just Got Very Bad News

The Republican Clerk Who Wiped Thousands From The NY Rolls Just Got Very Bad News
The board may fire her as soon as Tuesday, and the New York Daily News reported that colleagues said she is being “forced out.”

Now I am sure that all those wild accusations of voter fraud in New York will be recanted.

This appeared in GD P http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511840901
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 05:14 PM (3 replies)

The Many U.S. Presidents Before George Washington.

The Many U.S. Presidents Before George Washington.
Schools in the United States teach children from an early age that the first president of the United States was George Washington. But teachers often forget to mention a small, kind of important detail- George Washington was the first U.S. president under the current United States Constitution, but he wasn’t the country’s first president.

Before the U.S. Constitution came into being, the Articles of Confederation served as the glue which held all thirteen states together as a single country. (See: The Articles of Confederation: The Constitution Before the Constitution) The Articles went into effect in 1781, and they established a loose alliance among the states. The Articles also defined the role of Congress to oversee the national needs, as well as the office of the president.

Due to the fear of giving too much power to one person, the office of president was extremely limited in power and scope, and was not even a paid position. Rather, the primary roles of the president at this time were simply to preside over meetings and handle various state correspondence. The president was also the one who signed official congressional documents.

A good introduction to a part of our history that we don't teach or talk about.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:55 PM (4 replies)

Other than revoke "Obamacare" vs Improve the ACA, what will be the issues between Clinton V Trump?

They are close to opposites on everything.
My crystal ball does not see the issues all that well.
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:24 PM (11 replies)

Clinton spent $3.93 million to Sanders $6.64 million in New York

It is clear that money doesn't skew the vote as we have been told.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-outspends-hillary-clinton-on-the-new-york-airwaves/
Posted by Agnosticsherbet | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 09:57 PM (5 replies)
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