We glorify people who make a lot of money and call them successful.
Irony. Van Gogh was an unsuccessful artist because he didn’t sell many painting when alive but became a successful artist after he died because so many of his paintings sold and became ever more expensive.
bazukhov replied to the topic Americans Overseas Say Trying To Vote In This Year’s Election Is A “Massive Shitshow” in the forum General Discussion 3 hours ago
One person, one vote is a damned good idea if you want democracy.
The Electoral College isn’t democratic and wasn’t meant to be. It was designed to protect the rural and slave states from the urban and populous states.
It is an archaic holdover from the founding and should have been abolished long ago.
bazukhov replied to the topic • VIDEO • “Unapologetic”—‘Jimmy Dore: Voting For Joe Biden Doesn’t Make You A Good Person’ in the forum General Discussion 3 hours ago
I’m not trying to become a good person (whatever that is) when I vote. I’m making a choice on who’s most likely to govern our lives.
bazukhov replied to the topic US Space Force begins its first mission… in the Middle East in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
Or, maybe, Iran threatens to release his tax statements.
bazukhov replied to the topic Leak reveals $2tn of possibly corrupt US financial activity in the forum General Discussion 2 days ago
And, it ain’t gonna change.
The whole world and everything on it will be different tomorrow than it is today.
Many people throughout history have tried to change the world or, at least, the people inhabiting it.
All that “fighting back” usually (if not always) ends up as another session of “Old Boss meet the New Boss”. Alas for the idealists and dreamers nothing much…[Read more]
bazukhov replied to the topic What is fascism? Well, what it's NOT is right-wing exclusively. in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
They always leave out the “some” before “people”.
bazukhov replied to the topic Trump's 1776 commission is proof America is spiraling toward fascism … in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
They went after labor unions, books, movies,. TV. Blacks, Hispanics, everyone even slightly left of Truman.
Hell, they even went after the dangerous commie Lucille Ball.
The real problem then was that most people supported the witch-hunts. I don’t think most people will be checking under their beds for reds this time.
“above the fray” and let the other candidates destroy each other. He’s doing much the same thing with Trump. He’s not responding in kind to Don’s insults and attacks.
Trump has always been “the issue” since he took office. Biden’s letting him destroy himself with his obvious childishness and unfitness.
bazukhov replied to the topic AP: Assange Lawyer Says Trump Offered Deal To Avoid Extradition in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
bazukhov replied to the topic Biden Volunteers Are Encountering a Shocking Number of Voters Pushing an Unhinged Smear in the forum General Discussion 4 days ago
“Gotcha!” has been expanded to a fine art with the advent of cameras and the internet.
I expect that a photo of a candidate hugging a dog will soon be accused of bestiality complete with photos of sad looking cocker spaniels.
Biden may be many things to many people but he’s first and foremost a politician who knows politics. He knows damned well he’ll be old to run in 2024 and wants to chalk up victories for posterity to be seen as a good president.
I think his picks for his cabinet will be “experts” or pols from deeply blue states who will be replaced by Democrats.
bazukhov replied to the topic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 in the forum Latest Breaking News 4 days ago
The Right Wingers are rejoicing.
bazukhov replied to the topic COLLEGE COVID PARTY: Dumbass College students throw house party one week after testing POSITIVE for COVID-19 in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
A lot of college kids seek campus stardom more than a degree.
I wonder how many of the ones in purple states will even mention Trump while campaigning.
My Republican rep sends out endless postcards praising herself and has never included mention of Trump.
bazukhov replied to the topic Trump: "If you take the blue states out [of Covid death count] we're at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at." in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
Although, with dad’s money, he could hire guys to shine his boots and polish is brass.
bazukhov replied to the topic U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
And, the pre-nup has been dissolved.
Now comes the property settlement.
bazukhov replied to the topic Caitlin Johnstone: Democrats ignore US military’s refutation of ‘Russian bounties’ story in the forum General Discussion 5 days ago
She lost because she didn’t get enough votes where she needed them.
The same will be true of the loser in 2020.
Which is a damned good reason to have national primaries and abolish the Electoral College.
bazukhov replied to the topic Why Liberals Should Unite With Socialists, Not the Right–Jacobin in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
Hell, the socialists can’t even unite with each other.
The “socialists” are too busy infighting with each other to prove which faction is the REAL socialists.
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck
bazukhov replied to the topic How an “Act of God” Pandemic is Destroying the West: The U.S. is Saving the Financial Sector, not the Economy in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
There’s certainly enough eager applicants for the position but none of them appear to be ass qualified as they claim to be.
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