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A Dr. Who quote that explains the GOP perfectly


"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."

The only commercial Hillary needs to run

Where to begin, the fact thatScott cannot screen his calls, or the fact he blatantly talks about doing the sort of crimes and trickery that he would probably lie about on TV and Court.

This latino writes an Open Letter to Ted Cruz, marco Rubio and Jeb Bush

If I voted based on identity, I would be tickled pink instead or being "red" or "blue". The Grand Old party is elevating Two latinos to major candidates, and a third, Jeb Bush, who while being anglo, gained power by immersing himself deep into Latino culture, from his Miami buisness dealigns to his wife to his children, who Grandpa Bush calls "the little brown ones." It especially is worth noting that Jeb discussed immigration reform when sadly, many Democrats were doing the foot dragging.

However, I cannot even come close to endorsing either of these three, especially as I know Rubio and Jeb quite well. Both of them have gutted Florida's schools and outdoors, and they both want to get rid of a woman's right to choose. They have gutted voting rights, so that poor people and blacks have a harder time voting. They have done tangible, noticeable damage to my state, and they rely on the votes from the same people that want MORE of the same, even though these people will be the first in line to demand government help when the Hurricanes wipe out their oceanfront McMansions. As for as Cruz, he speaks for himself, he admits he is a theocrat, and frankly I do not want nor need a Christian flavor of Sharia.

So, let me say this, I cannot speak for all Latinos, but I can say this. If the GOP thinks we will vote for a Brown Elephant, they are wrong. Rubio and Jeb have shown their true colors way too many times. Some people may think it is perfectly proper to vote based on indentity, because it is "time one of us was in." Sorry, because we have seen too many time where poision was put in a wrapper. Part of me is hoping that the GOP will just whip off it's mask, run Scott Walker, and then we cann just sit back and play that one bit on you tube where Scott thinks a comedian is Koch, and he does the sort of butt kissing right out of a bad sitcom, but if the GOP tries to play brown against pink, it will not work.

And this goes double for if they trot out Susannah Martinez, hoping pink and brown will hide all that Koch Green.

of all the thing to complain about the HRC campaign

People pick the logo?

Ok, I admit, I dislike the logo, and I fully see who some could it interpret it as Hillary to the right, although it could also mean motion from the left to move over a center, which is red arrow is doing. However, it is a logo, nothing more. Logo are meant so that the viewer pours their ideas into it, and therefore follows a direction that the logo owners want us to go in, nothing more.

check out Nancy Grace Re: Walter Scott

She slo moed the video and it shows two things:

One: the guy could not have been grabbing a taser like the cop said, because they show that the cop was firing it as he ran, and the cop missed, the strings dangle like crazy string, not even getting close enough to hit the guy.

Two: they slo mo and show the cop actually dropping an object from his hand when Walter Scott was already face down on the ground. The cop is shown WALKING TO his body, then dropping something.

I know nancy is right wing, but here, she pointed both the above points out, and did not sugarcoat things, saying what the cop said was a lie, point blank.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 09:02 PM (2 replies)

If DU had a permanent "sticky" board

I would put this on there.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 12:23 AM (1 replies)

I will not paint a Halo on Snowden, but

Point Four you made illustrates soemthing that oddly enough, got the least amount of attention, even though it has the potential to be the worst fact of all.


Why is this the WORST fact of all?

Well, let's ignore the fact that it makes the job of actual spies ten times more difficult. We knew that when Bush outed Valerie Plame, aspy that was tryign to find out how many Nukes Kim Il Jong had, you know, the one guy that has been making threats of war? If any Microsoft contractor can hand your name to the KGB, you are pretty much dead anyway. Not like the Chinese and Russians cannot offer a contractor money and security that Micorsoft would not even pretend to offer.

No, let's actually raise this, it means that our Oligarchy is so wanting to make a profit that they do not even want the CIA get the tools needed to actually handle this. They want to make a profit on death and dying. Let's forget the fact that most Corporate types are NOT loyal to America, but pirates willing to hop nations. They so worship the proft market that even SPYING has to be privatized! Never mind the fact that some disgruntled execs can hop to Dubai and sell the lives of millions for all the gold they can pour over them, what this says is, they do not NEED to do that to make a buck! This atrocity makes the Rosenbergs seem like a JOKE!
Posted by DonCoquixote | Tue Apr 7, 2015, 01:02 AM (0 replies)

Of Obama and his Nobel (an open letter to the president)

I will not lie, the first term in office was a disappointment. We had expected to see a rolling back of the wars, to see us out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Hillary as SOS seemed determined to get us into Syria and Iran, with even her husband calling you a "wuss" to goad you. Also, the peace with Russia, which was what you got the award for, heated into a hot mess.

But then, in your second term, despite the GOP acting in ways that would be considered TREASON by many, where they actively worked with Bibi's spies to undermine peace and fan war flames, you and Kerry managed to pull off something that was truly remarkable.

Kudos, you earned your Peace Prize. The dialogue with Cuba could cement your legacy, as the president that started peace with Iran and Cuba, two nations that we should have stopped war with years ago. When Tehran and Havana can no longer use the embrago as another way of saying "our economy is Uncle Sam's fault", you will undermine tyranny more than Seven armies could. Remember, we did not win the Cold War against the Soviets as much as the Russians realized there were better ways to get what they wanted.

Speaking of which, I do NOT plan to let you off the hook for Russia. Yes, Putin is an asshole, and yes, his sycophants, who claim to be be the real liberals, are even more silent of the persecution of gays than you were before Joe Biden pricked your conscience and forced YOU to evolve. Well, now you need to evolve on Russia, and realize that people are trying to re igntie the cold war, even make it hot, because if not, we would have ditched the John McCains of the world long ago. Make this is a trifecta, stop letting the Ukranians manipulate you, stop letting Angela Merkel manipulate you, and assess exactlyl what Nato is to be in the 21st century. No, we do not want to tell Moscow "You can have Poland and Estonia back" but we do not need to be played for fools whose main goal is to become the next great oil sheikhs via pieplines and ports.

We can start to become the nation we could have and should have been, it is in your hand.

PS: This is a PS for a certain former secretary of state and probable successor. Hillary, I will adress you in a bit harsher tone, because even though you have the clout to move away from Bill's mistakes, I see nothign that says you want to. In 2016, you will have a choice, to build upon what good Obama has done, or to do what many of your Blue Dog firends and big donors will advise and demand you do, to UNDO it. If you keep the course, even if AIPAC starts making not so subtle threats, you can be remembered as being the great president that kept the ship from going back on the wrong course, something that is harder to do than simply turning the wheel. If you build on this with strngth and courage, from day one, you can even get many to say that we should have elected you in 2008, which, we know, is one of your goals. Whatever makes you do the right thing, I do not care, I do not have to live in your head. However, if suddenly we start hearign sanction talk, or you start calling Putin Hitler again (he is a mafiosi, not a madman), then rest assured, the world and nation will remember you as the time when America blew it's last shot, and it will, in the from of the Brics, make sure we are just another brick in a wall.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Fri Apr 3, 2015, 05:19 AM (0 replies)

On Trevor Noah

OK: I understand two things:

One: even though Jon was NOT the original host, no one wants to try and fill his shoes. If Samantha Bee did not leave to get her own shows, no doubt there would be lots of "Bee is no Jon" gripes. Jon became, despite himself, a historical figure as much as a comedian.

Two: Whoever did take the reins needed to be willing to offend people. Jon Oliver is doign great on HBO, but HBO let's their people say "FUCK" and does NOT have to worry about pissing off sponsors. Whoever walked in, be they an old hand like Denis Leary a brand new person, would need to know from the get go that things would be rough. Let's not factor in the fact that Fox will try their damnedest to make sure the Daily Show dies, because it landed the hardest punches, and exposed many authors that would not get the time of day. It sure does not help that Fox's attempts at humor are awful (ya think ya can get Dennis Miller to host an anti daily show and win? Please.)

However, the jokes shown frankly were dumb. Also, Trevor comes across as smarmy as hell, and not in the self deprecating way that Jon could. Jon knew he was just as much of the joke as anything, where Noah has the intellectual sanctimony that, sorry to say, reminds me of Dennis Miller.

And before people deal the race and gender cards, they could have brought in Larry Wilmore (who is kicking ass) or since Bee left, maybe even promoted Olivia Munn, or offered it to other lady comedians (ok, imagine Kathy Griffith or Whitney Cummings or even Rosie O Donnell at the wheel of the rig.) They could have offered it to on old friend of the show (I still think Denis Leary or Lewis Black would be ready on day one, since both of them have been on the show) However, the fact is, when anybody got picked, someone was going to say "it's time someone like ME got picked, dammit!) Of course, if they were really bold, they could have multiple "anchors", which ensures they had two speace to fill, plus a chance to do banter tyhat aprdoided the stupid banter anchors used to do.

All I can say is, I will give noah a chance, as frankly I thought no one could replace Kilborne.
Posted by DonCoquixote | Wed Apr 1, 2015, 08:21 PM (3 replies)

about Hillary and a point to ponder.

Right after the First Gulf war, no one dared run against George the First. Mario Coumo, Al Gore, and many others packed up their tents, waiting for another year. Jerry Brown ran, and he was made fun of by this upstart from Arkansas. Billy told him "You're from California, so chill out!" and I swear when he said that i expected the California Democratic establishment to demand his head on a plate. He was patronzing, rude and arrogant, and he doubled down on every insult.

so, what became of him. He not only won, but took over the party. Turned out Bush was anything but a sure thing.
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