Adam Eran: Fast forward to the sub-prime/derivatives meltdown–a bank scandal 70 times the size of the S&Ls–and how many referrals for criminal prosecution under Obama? … wait for it… ZERO!
Third parties will almost never have a candidate on the general election ballot. Don’t like the two who make it to the general election? Too bad; you will have no alternatives.
Aren’t there enough OTHER ways for the rich investor class — who are not wearing stethoscopes or reading x-rays or reading about overhyped prescription drugs — to make their money while sitting on their fat asses in front of computers connected to Wall Street?
Lying isn’t an impeachable offence. Neither is racism. Getting a blow job is an impeachable offence. Do we have any evidence of the Donald suckeeding in that area?
Constance Bevitt: I have looked for ways to share a similar reaction with the Dem Party, but could not find a way to make myself heard , so I have taken to calling Senators (both Dems) from Maryland and others in Congress who I think might listen.
The taking of another life went against everything I had ever been taught in Sunday School as well as lessons I learned from my parents.
We are now in the Kingdom of Old Men. Pushing back against racial diversity: against hip-hop and “colored” people on TV. Pushing back against women: who should just shut up and follow their men around like puppies (like Melania).
Too often the current emphasis on changing culture is devolving into browbeating and disconnecting needed cultural activism from political activism aimed at policy changes.
Dee Steel: We are now in a horrible mess. Leadership appears more concerned with remaining in control than in their real job of focusing on our needs and citizen desires.
What remains necessary is instead rather too simple for sophisticates and analysts to drool over: common-sense candidates focusing on delivering basic common-sense messages
My wife’s physician had a most important message for my morale which I urge you to bear in mind: ‘Yes, your wife is very sick. Remember, YOU are NOT sick!’
Jaime O’Neill: It boggles my mind how often I see “progressives” doing this kind of work in ways that largely write little chapters of discontent for the right wing narrative.
So I think most committed Randists are still living in Mommy’s basement. Once you grow up and want to be taken seriously in the world you leave a lot of that shit behind.