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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 5,499

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David Corn: "Why is there a red crescent on Trey Gowdy's latest fundraising email?"



David Corn ‏@DavidCornDC 3h3 hours ago Washington, DC

Why is there a red crescent on @TGowdySC's latest fundraising email? I wonder if this means....

https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/715547826957123584

NOW President Terry O'Neill: "When people say they can’t trust Hillary" it's "sexist bullshit"

Or maybe they simply don't trust her.

Hillary Tells Us The Truth
03/31/2016 05:00 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago

Terry O’Neill
President, National Organization for Women

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-oneill/hillary-tells-us-the-trut_b_9563722.html

Writing in Mother Jones, Kevin Drum has this perspective on why millennials might think that Hillary is untrustworthy:

It’s easy to understand why they might think this. After all, Hillary has been surrounded by a miasma of scandal for decades—and even if you vaguely know that a lot of the allegations against her weren’t fair, well, where there’s smoke there’s fire. So if you’re familiar with the buzzwords—Whitewater, Travelgate, Vince Foster, the Rose law firm, Troopergate, Ken Starr, Benghazi, Emailgate—but not much else, it’s only human to figure that maybe there really is something fishy in Hillary’s past.


I’ve been spending time on college campuses with young women who identify with what’s being called “New Wave Feminism,” and I get a lot of questions about Hillary Clinton and the “trust” issue. I’m gratified to report that I see heads nodding in agreement when I give my answer.

Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in the world for a record 20 years, but as soon as she says she is running to be President of the United States of America, suddenly people say we can’t trust her. There is a gendered aspect to this that we need to confront. Politicians are constantly, constantly telling us not to trust women. We’re told we can’t be trusted to make our reproductive health decisions. We’re told we can’t be trusted when we say we’ve been sexually assaulted — it’s assumed that we are lying, or asked for it, or wore the wrong clothes, or said the wrong things. Even in the corporate world, women aren’t trusted to be top leaders. Only 5% of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. So when people say they can’t trust Hillary, they are tapping into the same tired old excuses for keeping women out of leadership. I call sexist bullshit on that.

The Bukowski question...what is the FIRST book I should read, the definitive work?

As an example, if someone asked "Which Raymond Chandler book should I read first," I'd say "The Big Sleep." Not because it's his first book, just because it's widely recognized as one of his best. I've read them all, and my personal favorite is the novella "Red Wind."

I don't want to start off with Bukowski "finding his voice," I want to start off with the book where his voice is in full roar, where he's at the peak of his powers.

So which book would that be?

The Donald's latest petulant little Tweet calls out MC Rove's dance partner..."like a dog!"

Donald J. Trump Verified account
‏@realDonaldTrump

.@DavidGregory got thrown off of TV by NBC, fired like a dog! Now he is on @CNN being nasty to me. Not nice!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/715013260462960642


Dark Star> Wharf Rat> Drums> Space> The Wheel> Drums> The Other One. GUESS the band.

That's right, Winger.

Can't stump you guys if I tried!





EXCELLENT NYT article on why the GOP establishment loathes Cruz.

Ted Cruz Names Friends, but Silence From G.O.P. Brass Deafens

By JONATHAN MARTIN and MATT FLEGENHEIMERMARCH 27, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/us/politics/ted-cruz-names-friends-but-silence-from-gop-brass-deafens.html

As Mr. Cruz seeks to unite the disparate factions of the Republican Party that are bonded only by their dead-set opposition to Donald J. Trump, a high-wire act is required: welcoming the top ranks of the same establishment he has spent years excoriating while not abandoning the hard-line conservatives who like him in part because of his attacks on party leaders.

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“They’re afraid of Trump’s voters and they hate Cruz,” explained Senator Lindsey Graham, who has tried to rally his colleagues behind Mr. Cruz. “But if I can swallow my pride, they can, too.”

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Compounding the problem is Mr. Cruz himself. He often portrays this election as akin to 1980, when Ronald Reagan won in a landslide. But he appears to be privately grappling with whether he would be better off playing the 1976 version of Reagan, who carried the banner of unadulterated conservatism against the eventual Republican nominee all the way to the convention, fell short and won four years later.

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Senator John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican senator and Mr. Cruz’s fellow Texan, privately lobbied Mr. Cruz to attend a Senate Republican luncheon in the Capitol and soothe feelings, according to a Republican strategist briefed on the request. But after a CNN report in which some Republican senators suggested that Mr. Cruz apologize to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, whom Mr. Cruz called a liar on the Senate floor, Mr. Cruz’s campaign became irritated and backed off a peacemaking lunch.

Fidel Castro: "Dear Barack, got the cheese logs and mini-muffins you sent. Go fuck yourself."

https://www.facebook.com/topic/Fidel-Castro/112664858748569

Fidel Castro: Cuba's Former President Pens Statement After President Barack Obama's Visit to Country

Castro wrote in El Granma that Cuba "has no need of gifts" from the United States, referencing the Bay of Pigs attack as well as the 1976 bombing of a Cuban plane by exiles who took refuge in the U.S.

If you listen to this video, you can actually hear Tupac rolling over and over and over in his grave

MOVED to GDP: Yesterday was a message to EVERYONE who issued the "Time to rally around Hillary" memo

This morning, Huffington Post carries a "FULL RESULTS: Sanders Sweeps Washington, Alaska And Hawaii" headline on their home page. Link to the results:

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2016/primaries/2016-03-26

The message here is quite simple: Some of us will not be told how to vote or how to think.

Rolling Stone's founder Jann Wenner issued a heavy, dreary, sometimes reluctant op-ed, "Hillary Clinton for President
"Idealism and honesty are crucial qualities for me, but I also want someone with experience who knows how to fight hard"":

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hillary-clinton-for-president-20160323

And his employee, Matt Taibbi...a man who also will not be told how to vote or how to think...very politely and articulately handed his boss his ass:

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-young-people-are-right-about-hillary-clinton-20160325

I am not taking a "victory lap" for Senator Sanders...I am congratulating him on his victories and saying, without an ounce of hesitation, that if...or when...the time comes to "rally around Hillary," we can talk about it at that time, and now...for everyone except the people who have chosen to vote for her...is not that time.

And until then, it's still America. Even when Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are duking it out over "alleged extramarital affairs" or crowing over the fact that you "don't need to worry" about the size of their genitals.

It's still America, and I'm going to "rally around" the person I want to see in the Oval Office, and no one else.

Thanks for listening.

In honor of Easter, post your favorite DVD "Easter Eggs" here.

Here's "Ren And Stimpy Lost Episodes DVD Easter Egg (Stimpy's Pregnant Part 2. The Blessed Event) "



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