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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Elizabeth Warren -- The Video Game!

A buddy of mine is thinking of creating a video game, probably a platformer that could be run in a browser. The trailer and a bit of description are below. I told him I'd pop it up on DU to get reactions. I *know* a trailer and description ain't the same thing as seeing the game... but he (and I) are looking for feedback on whether this sounds promising and worth developing.

Thoughts, suggestions, even Bronx cheers appreciated. But hold off with the "She's NOT flying!!1!", OK?

Senator's Space Mission - Mario Bros. style. The level is a NASA rocket and Elizabeth must travel up through it to the capsule and launch it. She must collect a spacesuit, enough liquid oxygen
to reach orbit, the launch computer access codes, and some books to read on the trip. The mission is jeopardized by Ted Cruz who occasionally siphons some fuel out, gets a virus on the computer, and declares the space program a liberal hoax because it's plain to see that the Earth is flat. Multiplayer adds Dr. Stephen Hawking to help the Senator, and Mitt Romney tries to sell parts of the rocket to North Korea.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jan 16, 2015, 04:12 PM (4 replies)

Sure, Elizabeth Warren might not run for President

But I'll bet she will.

Have you ever seen any candidate with such a non-AstroTurfed groundswell behind her?

And it's about her good ideas, her decency, her forthrightness, her willingness to throw a punch, and her willingness to lose fights if her position is morally correct - she was one of only four Senators who voted against the rich banker President Obama nominated to negotiate the TPP, TTIP and other assaults against the 99%.

I could well be wrong, but I find it unlikely that she'll not give it a crack if she thinks it will help.

And we need to make it easy for her to do it. This is our country that we're talking about, it's time to take the thing back from Republican lunatics, Third Way money changers, the rest of the Predator Class, and Wasserman Schultz's doggies.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:37 PM (50 replies)

So it seems that some people get really, really angry at satire

and parody that they're on the wrong end of.

I've heard that said.

While I'm not a big fan of poking people over spiritual matters, I think we need to realize that when people poke fun at spiritual matters, it's superstition that they're poking at - not spirituality. And poking at superstition is pretty important, because it's the source of so much misery on our planet - perhaps even the source of all of it.

So while I'm not super happy about what Charlie Hebdo produces, I am super happy that they're out there fighting the fight. Ultimately, it's assholes like them that pull humankind forward as we kick, scream and spit. (And at the right moment, politicians jump in front of the camera and take credit for everything.)

A to the assholes, the perilously-crazy people whose work ended the belief that one human can own another, that women can't do what men do, that gay people can't be married, and who did all the other stuff that lurches society forward. Many of you assholes drive me absolutely @#$%ing nuts, but the bigger part of me is glad for it.

Oh, and a tip - if satire or parody make you mad as hell, there's probably something in it that you know is true, but are scared to face. Let's all face our superstitions square-on, laugh at 'em, and move forward together.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 14, 2015, 07:20 PM (113 replies)

OK, Warrrenistas. You've had your little fun.

First, it was Larry Summers. Now Antonio Weiss.

Two rich and patriotic Americans that love their country, and who want to serve the 99%. Both unfairly prevented from serving the 99% (medium-rare, IIRC) by that difficult woman from Massachusetts that so many of you moonbats worship.

The 99% will not be served, thanks to Professor Warren!

And still, the crazed mewlings from you people!!! "Elizabeth Warren for President! A unicorn in every pot! Yay!"

First off, Elizabeth Warren has said she's not running, and unlike Hillary she means it. You can keep up with that "she only uses the present tense" nonsense, but you're not fooling anyone smart, like me... do you honestly think that woman is bright enough to understand how to use language with that kind of precision? She's a Harvard Law professor, not an English teacher, for chrissakes!

Second, as you people are reminded daily, Warren has far more power as Senator then she can ever have as President. Presidents are powerless. As we keep telling you, presidents are NOT dictators. Power-wise, they're somewhere between a project manager and a vice president of supply chain. For example, suppose your sick fantasy comes true, and Warren becomes POTUS: she'll no longer have a vote in the Senate to stop the presidential appointments that you hate so much, like Summers and Weiss.

Think about it. Think very carefully. And make sure that we keep her in the Senate. Let's really, really make sure of that. It's for your own good. You can trust me, I'm very smatr.


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 08:15 PM (79 replies)

Why does the US Central Military Command need Twitter and Youtube accounts?

I find it bizarre.

(Those accounts were hacked today, allegedly by ISIS.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 06:55 PM (13 replies)

True, the wealthiest paid about 50% back then

Vs less than 20% today.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 12:39 AM (1 replies)

Just two years.

Elizabeth Warren's been in office for just two years.

Reading all of the posts about her on DU just now, I find that pretty amazing.

Just two years!

Give her a few more years and some more power, we'll go places. Good places, this time.

(Yes, I've had two glasses of wine.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jan 11, 2015, 12:44 AM (14 replies)

I'm thinking of starting a Boston-area bowling group

Called "Liberals with balls". We'd bowl weekly and plot to save the world, while enjoying adult beverages.

Interested parties please give a shout.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:42 AM (1 replies)

By the way, my friends... *this* is why Republicans are winning the war

Yesterday, I posted a poll asking if DUers would be willing to get off their butts and actually do something to help stop the TPP:

Would you actually *do* something to stop the TPP?

The aggregate response was only a teeny-tiny fraction of that garnered by some insane crap on the same subject I wrote a few days back, which was cute and a little clever but asked nothing from its readers:

Enough! Can we stop the divisive anti-TPP @#$%-stirring?

This is why Republicans are winning, despite having ideas and an agenda that are unspeakably stupid and delusional: they get up off their asses and fight.

Hell, they don't even think, they're allergic to that bodily function - they just fight. They band together, they take over school boards, they run nasty scams, they shut down government, they create nefarious organizations with great influence, they fight, they fight, they fight.

We flail our arms a bit, ponder, then turn on Jon Stewart, feeling very smart, as the shit-storm bears down.


We're @#$%ed.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jan 7, 2015, 12:03 AM (84 replies)

Would you actually *do* something to stop the TPP?

If you had a concise information about the TPP on a web site or flyer, would you commit to bringing it up and discussing it with five people that you know? And asking them to do the same with other people?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Jan 5, 2015, 11:04 PM (35 replies)
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