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Romney Goes Nuclear!1!!



Posted by coalition_unwilling | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:29 AM (3 replies)

Baingate -- I am having the most delicious Watergate flashbacks this morning:

Modified, limited hangout:

PRESIDENT: You think, you think we want to, want to go this route now? And the--let it hang out, so to speak?

DEAN: Well, it's, it isn't really that--

HALDEMAN: It's a limited hang out.

DEAN: It's a limited hang out.

EHRLICHMAN: It's a modified limited hang out.

PRESIDENT: Well, it's only the questions of the thing hanging out publicly or privately.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_hangout

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Inoperative statements:

"This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Ziegler

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Third-rate burglary:

"Certain elements may try to stretch the Watergate burglary beyond what it is."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Ziegler

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Please feel free to add your own Watergate-era references to this thread. As Marx noted, history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sun Jul 15, 2012, 11:43 AM (5 replies)

Innocent question here: what is that "Lemon. Wet. Good" sign

that Romney is pictured holding? Where did it come from and WTF is its purpose and meaning?



I follow political news pretty closely but I must have missed something.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sun Jul 15, 2012, 10:43 AM (12 replies)

My imagination, or is the national Republican Party staying

silent about Bain and Romney? Is it normal and customary to let your presumptive nominee for President dangle and twist in the wind?

Does their silence and non-support suggest the Republicans are like rats fleeing a sinking ship?
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:23 PM (16 replies)

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. What-sa-matter, Richie Rich,

you can dish it out (John Lauber, Seamus, American workers), but you can't take it?

Man, Obama is channeling some Harry S. Truman.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the fucking kitchen, you whining piece of shit.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sat Jul 14, 2012, 12:29 PM (4 replies)

I'd like to quote from a very profound post on a FB thread about Occupy (by a 'Michael Caigoy'):

"Occupy didn't do what most of us had hoped. There are a lot of things about it that stopped being cute real fast. It's a trite consolation prize, but lessons were learned, including one that doesn't bode well for the power structure: the public can surprise you. This time, it settled into its comfortable habits, and that's what fucked the enterprise, IMO. But that thing that happened, in thousands of cities -- a lot of people never saw that coming, believing people too cowed and apathetic. You can't unring that bell.

Things will either get better for some reason (unlikely), or they'll reach the next level. There was a threshold that prompted people to get up, and about, and scream about the elephant in the room. There are other thresholds, and other reactions we've yet to see.

I think it's perfectly fine and healthy to cut our losses on a name associated and method that became impractical in a police state. But holy fuck, we're entering a police state, and now people are getting a whiff of that bullshit. If nothing else, we got the enemy to bare its ugly teeth.

From a personal standpoint, I have no regrets. Some of the proudest moments in my life were catching glimpses of awareness in people, or even hints of uncertainty that the empire is permanent. Even supposing that people had that much chutzpah in them was something I wouldn't have done in, say, August of 2011.

. . . .

In other words, Occupy's goals outpaced the dedication and resources of many, but the real effect, that I can't/won't deny, is that it trained a minority of people in skills that will become relevant as time progresses. And that minority means substantially more than the helpless Daily Show Democrats we had at the vanguard of, at least in America, political awareness.

I acknowledge that I may never take up the responsibilities I'd hoped for in building a better society, and could just sink into a comfortably tedious sort of life. But then, looking at the future, I find that hard to believe."

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When I read the passage above, I found myself saying to myself, "That's it. He's caught it in a few short paragraphs. And the 1% should be very, very worried. They ain't seen nothing yet."
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:58 AM (0 replies)

Once again, the enlightened community of DU votes 5-1 to let stand a post

advocating prison rape.

Oy vey.

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I hope he need to see a proctologist.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=905727

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

YOUR COMMENTS:

Dog whistle for rape while incarcerated. Unacceptable.

JURY RESULTS

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Thu Jul 5, 2012, 04:42 PM, and voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: good grief
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Post author is way too obscure to figure out what he means.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Let's see, prison rape vs getting testicles removed vs other prison-inflicted punishments. Only the first act of violence is singled out?

I think the poster was just feeling passionate about animal cruelty.

Thank you.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Thu Jul 5, 2012, 04:45 PM (31 replies)

Sitting here in early evening (9 p.m.). Outside is like a

scene from Platoon. Our cat is totally freaked out, as are a couple of our neighbors' dogs.

It's like the police department can beat up and brutalize peaceful Occupy demonstrators, but they are nowhere to be seen on July 4th when it comes to illegal fireworks displays.

I have really grown to hate the 4th of July holiday.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:09 AM (51 replies)

Question about ACA and its impact on me and others like me:

I currently have no health insurance.
I currently am unemployed and no longer receiving unemployment insurance.
I cannot afford to pay for private health insurance, since I am unemployed.

I figure the 'mandate' ('tax') is irrelevant to my situation because I have so little income.

So here's my question:

how and when does ACA help (or hurt) me and others like me? Today? In 2014?

I'm a resident of California, in case that's germane.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:36 AM (7 replies)

Great! NBC (and many on DU) are just fine with calling

inmates 'Bubba' now, no matter what that name might denote or connote. And I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, that my opposition to prison rape translates into a failure to show 'compassion'. But not surprised. This place fucking disgusts me some times. But, thank you, Juror #2.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=850534

At Mon Jun 25, 2012, 11:39 AM you sent an alert on the following post:

Here's what the inmates did for Sandusky on his first night in jail:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002850534

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

YOUR COMMENTS:

Calling inmates 'Bubba' is a dog whistle for prison rape. Unacceptable.

JURY RESULTS

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Mon Jun 25, 2012, 11:47 AM, and voted 1-5 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: Bubba has been a problem....
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Why not read the article?? It's "IN" the article. How about some compassion for what he did to those little boys? WOW.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I can handle it.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No, it doesn't have to be a 'dog whistle for prison rape'. In this case, it means 'prison inmates', because it describes what happened (singing to let him know he's hated) and says 'Bubba' "has it in hand" - ie this is already the 'justice'. The word Bubba also comes from NBC, not the DUer.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given

Thank you.
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Re-posted from GD, per Skinner's suggestion.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Mon Jun 25, 2012, 12:03 PM (54 replies)
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