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    • #260220
      ZimInSeattle
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      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt

    • #260229
      ThouArtThat
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      @ziminseattle

      Hi zim,

      How many more examples do we need that the DNC is owned and controlled by the Oligarchs, Corporations and Banks i.e. Vichy Dems.

      In that calculus the rules only apply when the “owners” say they apply.

      TAT

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

    • #260231
      Jan Boehmerman
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    • #260235
      MizzGrizz
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      Trust Mike Gravel to tell it like it is.

      That is one great man.

    • #260324
      incognito
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      LOVE THAT MAN! THAT is how you deal with these corrupt SOBs! You don’t just ignore them and just expect them to keep their promises. They have ZERO integrity so promises mean absolutely nothing to them.

      Thank you, Mike Gravel!

      Love that scrolling Bloomberg DNC payoff .

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      Stockholmer
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      https://www.laprogressive.com/purity-test/

       

      The Centrist’s Dictionary

      “Centrist”

      Someone who presents a corporate-friendly agenda with less fervor than the typical Republican, with a modest measure of regulation as demanded by circumstances and with a patina of social liberalism.

       

      “Choice” (when applied to a public good)

      A word used as an attempt to distract people from the flawed state of the American social contract by forcing them to choose from an array of semi-functional, overpriced private-sector products. This allows policymakers to subsidize private corporations at public expense, while at the same time providing the public with something that loosely resembles—but is not—a functioning social safety net.

       

      “Compete” (as in, “prepare workers of the future to compete”)

      A word used to describe what workers will be required to do to survive in the new, Randian economy. For example, to become competitive, workers are sometimes expected to run through a gauntlet of poorly conceived and insufficiently funded educational programs to re-train them for the “new economy” (defined below), often under the assumption that there is a secret app designer hiding inside every laid-off manufacturing employee. To “compete” after training, workers should be prepared to fight like crabs in a barrel for low-paying jobs that provide no employment security or benefits. (See also: “Jobs of the future,” defined below.)

       

      “Free stuff”

      A term of contemptuous dismissal for public services that are commonly available in other developed countries, and which any decent society would make available to all human beings.

       

      “Friend of mine” (as in, “John McCain was a friend of mine”)

      A declaration of sentimental attachment not only to an individual across the aisle, but also to a long-passed era of comity between powerful individuals from both political parties. The term reflects an unwillingness to accept the cynicism and depravity of today’s GOP. It may also indicate a willingness to use “bipartisanship” as a cover for offering conservative policies by pretending they are needed to attract Republican votes (which they will not do).

       

      “Health care consumers”

      People who are forced to choose from a bewildering array of inadequate private health options, based on future needs they can’t anticipate, as offered by private corporations that benefit financially by confusing them now and denying them medical care later. The word “consumers” allows policymakers to accuse individuals of not being “smart shoppers” when things go wrong, thereby deflecting blame away from both themselves and the corporations.

       

      “I don’t think anyone has a monopoly on bold ideas”

      I don’t have any bold ideas.

       

      “I know how to get things done”

      I intend to keep using a political approach that hasn’t gotten anything done for years.

       

      “I will not raise taxes one penny on the middle class”

      I’ll let corporations keep ripping the nearly-vanished “middle class” off instead, charging people more than they’d pay in taxes while providing less in services—and without public oversight or accountability.

       

      “I’m pragmatic”

      I don’t believe that a country that won two world wars, rebuilt its economy with the New Deal after the Great Depression, created Medicare and Social Security, developed the internet at public expense, and sent several manned missions to the moon can do big things.

       

      “Ideology” (as in, “I don’t believe in rigid adherence to any political ideology”)

      A pejorative term for principles and/or core values.

       

      “Jobs of the future”

      Menial piecework tasks, parceled out through apps that force workers into 12-hour days in the hopes they can eke out a living through a lifetime of endless servility.

       

      “Managed competition”

      Managed confusion. (See “Choice,” above.)

       

      “New economy”

      Same as the old economy (circa 19th century), but the boss wears a turtleneck or a hoodie.

       

      “Our country needs to balance its budget like a family sitting around the kitchen table”

      Definition 1: I don’t understand how finance works.

      Definition 2: I don’t want you to understand how finance works.

       

      “Pipe dream”

      Any bold idea I don’t support.

       

      “Privatization”

      Theft of public resources.

       

      “Public/private partnership”

      See above; the exploitation of public resources for private profit.

       

      “Purity test”

      Any belief or policy I won’t espouse because it would alienate my funders, but that I won’t openly oppose because it’s popular with voters. It implies that people who support it are rigid and unreasonable, rather than principled and thoughtful.

       

      “Reaching across the aisle”

      A coded message to big-money donors that you will not fight for the policies you claim to believe in.

       

      “Realistic” (as in, “Your proposal (backed by a large majority of voters) isn’t realistic”)

      We don’t live in a functioning democracy and I don’t plan to do anything about it.

       

      “Rich kids/Trump’s kids” (as in, “I don’t want to give free college to Donald Trump’s kids”)

      1) I believe that social program X is a commodity, not a public good; 2) if I really cared about economic inequality, I’d raise taxes on the Trumps of this world to pay for it, and 3) my logic could be applied to elementary schools, too, so I hope you don’t think about what I’m saying too much.

       

      “Something we can get done” (as in, “The public option is something we can get done”)

      A cautious proposal that can’t get passed as long as Republicans control the Senate, but will not inspire voters to turn the Senate Democratic. In other words, something that can’t get done.

       

      “Universal coverage”

      The stated goal of providing every American with inadequate health insurance that ensures neither financial security nor decent medical care.

    • #260404
      Babel 17
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      Jimmy Dore: “How do I do it? Well, some days the show just writes itself.”

      Or so I imagine him saying. lol

       

       

    • #260405
      Babel 17
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      Let me see if the Yang Gang saw this yet, or Tulsi’s Facebook page.

      Thanks!!!

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      Babel 17
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    • #260421
      Babel 17
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      I guess the impeachment is the cover for throwing the election to Trump, should Bernie be the nominee. I assume that they couldn’t quite negotiate keeping Bernie off the campaign trial a few weeks/months longer. Nice job in sending Klobuchar and Warren into a tailspin as they got stuck in Washington, and thus allowed Biden to disqualify himself by way of people actually focusing a lot of attention on his antics.

      They’ve all but built the staircase for Bloomberg to descend on.

    • #260466
      djean111
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      So – the DNC is again going for the “no matter which candidate you choose, Dem or GOP, you are all fucked” option.  Oh, I would vote Green – but if Bloomberg or another Vichy Dem and Trump were to be my only two options, I would not vote for Bloomberg or some other Vichy Dem.  I wonder, was the DNC cheaper or more expensive for Bloomberg than it was for Hillary?  And I would be astonished if herself did not get a slice of this.  Hillary Victory Fund!!!!

      Just had to laugh – at least Trump is giving money to bribe actual voters to vote for him.  The DNC is just lining its own bank accounts.  The only unbreakable rule they must have is that nothing will benefit the 99.9% by as much as a penny.

      They are like that apocryphal greedy rich person – If you have a nickel, and that rich person has a million dollars, that rich person will not be able to sleep well until they have that nickel.

       

    • #260523
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      wouldn’t vote for bloomie ever.  one billionaire wasn’t enough, we need 2 to f us up good.  yes, more money, it’s the crooks who really know how to ‘get things done’.  for themselves.

      don’t see why anyone would ‘vote billionaire’ except fools and money-grubbers.

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