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Warren DeMontague

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Name: Fernando Poo
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Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
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If it's "time to move on", why are you still posting in GD-P?

People are still voting for bernie sanders, despite being told not to.

Why is it relevant how many voters otherwise uninclined to support Hillary Clinton would support Sanders in the GE? Well, since we are constantly reminded how vitally important it is that she "pivot" towards November, what does pivoting imply? It doesnt imply getting the voters who already support her, no.

It implies getting OTHER voters who might be in play, or might stay home, etc.

Like, millennials. Like a lot of Sanders supporters.

Hey, great! She can start pivoting, by perhaps displaying some leadership on issues which matter to those folks. Pivot away!

Seems to me those Sanders poll numbers matter a great deal to this pivot project. A great deal, indeed.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 4, 2016, 05:23 PM (0 replies)

Obama paid respect to her, and got some zingers in on her, too

Specifically about how her campaign comes off like something thrown together by your well-meaning but massively out of touch grandparents, who still cant figure out how to operate the cable box.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon May 2, 2016, 05:46 PM (0 replies)

Why don't you spend 1/10th of that energy fixing the fucking system and law?

It doesn't matter what he did before, he's CURRENTLY facing that time because of the 2 joints. You think that's justified? He was on his bike with some weed in his pocket, and ALL his priors involved drug possession charges, nothing else. How precisely the fuck is the public served by sticking this guy in prison for a decade?

While Noble has two prior low-level nonviolent drug offenses that occurred 8 and 20 years respectively before his arrest in this case, he has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of drugs for personal use. Because of these prior, albeit dated drug offenses Mr. Noble fell within Louisiana’s Habitual Offender Statute, which brings his sentence for his marijuana possession offense to thirteen and one-third years and deprived him of the opportunity for earlier release on parole.

Spin, Spin, Spin. You said find one, I found one in about 5 seconds. Now you want to move the goalposts. At least you're not trying to run with "but he wasnt actually smoking it at the time"

I think it's your turn to answer my question: why is it so important that the drug war - which almost everyone not directly on the gravy train acknowledges, is a failure - continue unimpeded?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:20 PM (1 replies)

Jaksa Chula Harjo

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:50 PM (0 replies)

Congratulations to Secretary Clinton on a solid win tonight.

Well done.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

People with puritannical, control fetishes almost always end up being the seriously fucked ones.

Look at Bill Cosby. I always thought there was something unsettling about his sanctimonious, preachy shtick.

Scratch a pompous finger-wagger, and often you will find a hypocrite, if not a dangerous criminal.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:30 PM (1 replies)

Does anyone know where the love of god goes

When his face turns from boaty mcboatface
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Apr 18, 2016, 10:50 PM (0 replies)

Given the open contempt some people on our "side" regularly display for the 1st Amendment

Really im surprised some people here arent still pushing this sort of shit.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:02 AM (1 replies)

Another public health crisis not being taken seriously by anyone except the folks whose careers

have been built on the hyperbolic making of shit up about it.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

I think there's a subset that is overly emotionally identified w/what they perceive as her narrative

And if you pay attention the whole victimization-vindication cycle is central to the deal.

Look, objectively there is no question that Hillary Clinton has a compelling life story with aspects which are frustrating as fuck to ANYONE concerned with fairness, gender equity, and true meritocracy. The early, obvious brilliance and natural leadership skills. The commencement speech, the watergate gig. Then the apparent sublimation of the ambition and considerable talents, to further the career of the husband.

The bullshit around maiden names, cookie baking, all of it. To top it all off, the very public humiliation of a husband screwing around with a younger woman.

I understand why her story resonates, strongly, with a segment of the population that came of age in the 60s-70s, even as they cant quite figure out - to the point of perpetual peeved irritation- why it doesnt have anything like the same emotional resonance with, say, millennial women.

And i wouldnt even ding someone for using all that as a rationale to vote for her- particularly given that she is, like i said, undoubtedly super-intelligent, she has a comprehensive even encyclopedic understanding of some policy issues, like foreign affairs.. And, she understands how DC works.

My problem with her is that somewhere along the line, she -and her husband- internalized some of the worst instincts around political pandering. Replacing leadership with poll-driven equivocation.

Trading heroes for ghosts, hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze... cold comfort for change.

Thats what i have trouble voting for, in this primary cycle.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:52 PM (1 replies)
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