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We need a sane moderate conservative party. Seriously.

One that accepts science and objective reality and offers market based and conservative solutions to real problems. Say like Merkel's party in Germany or Sarcozy's in France. Those countries have far right parties as well. We have a non parlaimentary system which lends itself to two major parties. The GOP can either morph into reality based conservative party or a white nationalist one. I hope for the former but fear the latter. I wouldn't vote for either type of conservative but as it stands half our political parties (1 of 2) are insane.

Earned Income Tax Credit is the last real idea to fix a real problem I can remember the GOPers coming up with. What was that, like 40 years ago? Shit, Nixon was a left winger compaired to today's GOP. Shit even Reagan was a lefty compared to this bunch, or at least sane.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 03:15 PM (48 replies)

Arely Staircase Turnout Report

Ok so I live I a very red county in (for now) very red Texas. I got the names and contact info for the 517 voters in my precinct with Hispanic surnames. I sent an impassioned (in English and Spanish) text w/info on where to vote and what forms of ID are acceptable to the 120 or so with cel phones. Then I called the othe 200 or so with landlines (leaving the same info as voice mails for those who didn't answer.

Long story short 162 people from my list voted early. That is a 33 percent early turnout (about double Hispanic early turnout in my precinct 4 years ago!) I will retext and recall all the ones who didn't vote. The two hundred voters I have no number for are at around 100.individual doors, which we shall knock tonight.

Hasta la victoria siempre
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 12:17 PM (4 replies)

One good thing about a Democratic Senate

will be some congressional oversight of the FBI.

Posted by arely staircase | Sun Nov 6, 2016, 03:02 PM (4 replies)

I may not watch the last debate.

Maybe I will follow someone blogging it in real time (here for example). But I don't think I can take watching another one. Trump is so fucking gross I can't look at him.

Anyone else feel that way?
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:26 PM (75 replies)

White Elevators.

What are they saying was the reason for them.?
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 17, 2016, 02:51 PM (4 replies)

To Bernie people of good will: Well done.

Most progressive Democratic Platform ever and an energized base. Tremendous contribution to the party, America and the world.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 12, 2016, 11:56 AM (67 replies)

What do you think would happen to someone caught with a joint

Going through airport security in a major American airport. Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, etc. I know laws vary by state but TSA is federal.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 11, 2016, 08:39 PM (18 replies)

White privilege is real. Problem is a lot of poor whites will never

agree simply because it is hard to feel privileged when your life fucking sucks because you are poor. And the fact is among whites some are more likely to get pulled over than others. Shit for one thing poor whites are more likely to be giving probable cause with a broken light or expired tag than rich or moddle.class ones. Blacks are dispraportionately pulled over. I haven't seen stats but I doubt police stops are equal across all income levels of whites.

I can assure you that some poor whites who think (wrongly) Black Lives Matter is an exclusionary statement do so because their lives are chractarized by such a lack of privilege.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 11, 2016, 07:09 PM (15 replies)

Police Lives Matter

I have seen that meme on FB today. It is so tempting to tell them "all lives matter."
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 11, 2016, 02:38 PM (23 replies)

You get what you pay for. One factor in shitty policing.

Make the job harder to get. Higher level of education should be required psychological testing, etc and taise the pay about 100 percent. When you give the power over life and death to people and pay them nothing and requre a level of education found at the Jr College Academy. Well, you are gonna get some fucked up people in there.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jul 10, 2016, 06:15 AM (24 replies)
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