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Our candidates have to be perfect without any flaw whatsoever.

Their candidates can be as corrupt, criminal or mentally checked out as possible and they'll get airports and schools named after them.

Our candidates have to possess an incredibly focused, maximum three-point message without any even slightly-obvious ambiguity . . . and still get criticized.

Their candidates speak in platitudes, logic fails, talking points and failed Dead Reagan snake oil and succeed.

Our candidates campaign on compassion for the workers, mothers, seniors and students and get insulted for either over-promising or trying to legislate egalitarianism.

Their candidates view screwing the aforementioned parties as an attribute . . . and so do their voters (even if they're IN said group).

Our candidates could campaign on giving every American working citizen $50,000 a year in guaranteed income, with a detailed and long term plan to pay for it. The Republican comes out with a Draconian rugged-individualist agenda and our average voter be like "Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh . . . can I think about this?"

I mean, am I WRONG about this? Because I don't think I am.

I'm extremely disappointed that this country said YES to this train-wreck, which everyone with a functioning pre-frontal cortex KNEW would turn out this way.

I'm extremely disappointed that, since 2010, America turned this henhouse over to the foxes.

When is America going to stop making dumb choices at the voting booth?

Schtroumpf's First Nine Months In One Cartoon:

Truth:

Amber Tamblyn Shares Disturbing Story about Actor James Woods.

Pedophile Jimmy tried to pick her up when she was 16 years old (which puts Jimmy at 52). When Amber revealed her age, he said "even better".

The Yahoo Komment Klan, of course, defend Ped Nasty Jimmy . . . who apparently has no issue in becoming Aqualung.

A quote for our times . . .

America needs better economic solutions than . . . .

. . . "Thoughts and Prayers", gofundmes, "bootstraps!", mortgage-expensive colleges or "Gee, hope your gamble pans out!"
Posted by HughBeaumont | Sun Jul 2, 2017, 11:21 AM (3 replies)

Thomas Paine had it right -

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture."

I'm not sure you CAN talk to a person who thought "President Donald Trump" was and is a great idea.

I'm not sure you can talk to a person who continually and without fail gives Republicans and corporations a clear and free pass on any and every crime and wrongdoing they commit.

I'm not sure you can reason with a person who, as a default, blames Democratic tenets for the sins and robbery of Re-branded Feudalism.

I'm not sure you can reason with someone that thinks not only a mythology book is real, but we should rotate governance around it and allow it's followers to become a law unto themselves.

I shouldn't have to work extraordinarily hard to inject a default Republican with common sense. How many times does your mother have to tell you to stop pissing on the seat before you finally not do it anymore?

CNN Headline: Shooter Left a Hate-Filled Trail.

Then proceeds to lovingly link him to everything progressive . . . Robert Reich's "Inequality for all", Bernie Sanders, anti-GOP Facebook Groups (some of which I belong to . . . should I be on a watch list??), Democracy Now . . . specifically USING the word "Progressive" repeatedly.

Jesus Fucking CHRIST.

It's like they're simply GIDDY that a mass shooter finally isn't one of THEM.

This was a troubled individual, not a PRODUCT. SUCH bad form. SHAME on you, CNN. COME on.

The Franken CNBC Book Plug went from 60 to fluff in 2 minutes.

Amazing how that channel gives wingnuts like Ken Langone and Jack Welch an hour or so to lovingly catch softballs from toothy Repub bastard Joe Kernen, who then return right wing talking points aplenty, uninterrupted and unquestioned.

Al Franken? A Kernen-conducted interrupt-a-thon regarding Schtroumpf's loser of a health care plan, RussiaGate and right on to the SNL years and Kathy Griffin. The End.

Nothing regarding important issues . . . each time Al tried to answer with his concern about working families getting their health care cut in Minnesota, he gets cut off.

The media needs to apologize for putting TrumPutin in the White House. To say they had no role is FOLLY. These stations have zero shame.

Posted by HughBeaumont | Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:08 AM (4 replies)

Why Democrats Don't like Joe Lieberman

Well, hey, could be that he's partially responsible for W.

And there was that unwavering support for Dubya's wars of folly.

Oh, and he's the main reason we don't have multi-payer health care.

And just a bunch of other things . . .

It was during the post-9/11 years that Lieberman linked arms with Republicans Graham and McCain, two other hawks who, like their Democratic friend, were known to thwart their party. The trio traveled the world together and became known as the "Three Amigos." So high was their mutual regard that McCain reportedly wanted Lieberman to be his 2008 running mate, though he eventually succumbed to pressure to pick conservative Sarah Palin instead.

Still, Lieberman stood by his friend.

"In the Senate, during the three-and-a-half years that Sen. Barack Obama has been a member, he has not reached across party lines to ... accomplish anything significant, nor has he been willing to take on powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party to get something done," he said at the 2008 Republican convention.

Democrats viewed that speech as blasphemy.

"He could have given a speech defending John McCain, but instead he went on the offense and blistered Obama over his lack of foreign policy skills, which were a major Republican talking point," said Manley, a long-time senior aide to Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate leader. "It caused a lot of ill will."


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