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The thing about Trump supporters is

They will never say, "I voted for Trump, but I really don't like the way he did XYZ. I don't support that."

Democrats do that all the time. I was a big Obama supporter, but there are things he did (and things he didn't do by omission), that I really don't like. And I have no problem saying it.

If those fascists would ever just say, "well, of course Trump has to follow our laws" or "I like the guy, but that last move was low class" , or anything like that, I would have hope for our country. But they don't, and I don't.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Sat Mar 17, 2018, 01:20 PM (3 replies)

Is the march to fascism/fundamentalism/authoritarianism a ratchet?

We slowly slowly slowly have given the wealthy and their corporations the power to set up and enforce the rules to our society. Corporations are people, money is speech, bribery is legal, elections are auctions, corporations force arbitration, unions are destroyed, banks commit fraud with impunity, manufacturers poison us with impunity, the powerful are moral, the poor are immoral.

The elite, in short, are now in charge of making all the rules, including how the elite should treat everyone else. (hint: like shit)

have other countries ever come this close to full blown fascism (where corporate power = governmental power) and come back from the brink? I'm seeing a lot of roadmaps to how Nazi Germany came to be, but not many where fascism loomed but was beaten back. Can it be?
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Fri Mar 16, 2018, 08:25 AM (3 replies)

Lectures about "being nice" to potential school shooters

https://twitter.com/robwhisman/status/974340572352626688
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:28 PM (2 replies)

TYT: the REAL reason Tillerson is out



There has been a lot of speculation here and elsewhere about Tillerson leaving. Cenk provides what I think is the most cogent explanation: the cancelled Exxon/Rosneft deal.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:53 AM (0 replies)

I worry that Stephen Colbert will be black bagged

Like Stephen Frye in V for Vendetta. Is that stupid?
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:27 AM (5 replies)

Cenk of the young Turks predicted Tillerson was out last week

Based on the fact that the multi trillion dollar Russian oil deal he was explicitly put in place to facilitate has been put on hold.

This act about him getting fired for saying something is lame. He was just of no use to Putin at this time.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:52 PM (3 replies)
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