Populist Prole replied to the topic More Americans label Republican Party extreme and Democratic Party as weak — CBS News poll in the forum General Discussion 5 hours ago
“Instead of asking people to describe the parties in their own words, and perhaps expanding the sample size, they give responders binary choices of word that fall within the confines of the narrative they seek to impose on public discussions about why voters are so apathetic, why people hold Congress in such deep contempt.”
Bingo. Binary indeed.…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Most Price Increases From Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
Yes, those same people constantly play that card. The self serving money grubbers love to smugly say how “inevitable” everything is, as in, don’t try to fight it.
Economic inequality, corporate influences on policy. Basically mirrored in the posts above by ‘MizzGrizz’ and ‘Utopian Leftist’.
Goodbye friend. Travel safe.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Jim Crow laws working as planned, excluding voters. in the forum General Discussion 4 months ago
It’s like in-house voter suppression.
That was my hunch on the crux of it all. They can have it, as it seems anyone who has a FTA with them will end up with a trade deficit
I remember those pushing hard for the TPP were doing so with urgency, as if to suggest we’ll lose out if we don’t join. I can hear them in so many words:
“Quick! Hurry! If we don’t throw what’s left of our…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Was Trump the Worst President in the Modern Era? A Boxing Day Reflection. in the forum General Discussion 4 months ago
I was just going to nominate Clinton as the worst but I’m late to the thread and was beaten to the punch.
He not only laid the template for neoliberalism as the road map for the democratic party, he wielded the “third-way” viciously and deliberately marginalized the party’s working class base. More of the same, but with less slick and more…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic A cop knocked on my door a little after 7 this morning to tell me my daughter had been found dead. in the forum Bar and Grill 5 months ago
My deepest sympathies.
I’d call it a “holiday tree” just to irritate them some more.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Young People Don’t Need Climate Lectures From Barack Obama in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
Excellent skewering by Jacobin. Thumbs up, and thanks for the thread.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Newsweek publishes opinion evidencing the divisivness of identity politics in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
“Idpol is by design a way to avoid class issues. Idpol assumes that the goal is only how to speak to different identity groups and what lies they want to hear. They won’t ask data modelers how to speak about class because they have no intention of mentioning it. Their obsession with white suburban moms was dubbed “the Panera Bread strategy”, aka t…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic The Trucker Shortage: Why Don’t We Let the Market Work? in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
Good piece, though it it wasn’t exactly “news” in that it confirmed my previous suspicions: All this hoo-ha is thinly veiled class disdain.
Truth serum administered to these elitist a-holes would elicit a result like this:
“We need these people, but there’s no way in the world we should pay 150K a year to a #$%^&$@….truck driver!“. Bet on it.
I know a few who admire him, and when I push them they do admit he’s an asshole but let him off the hook because he’s autistic…or claims he is.
Populist Prole replied to the topic It’s not all about the culture war – Democrats helped shaft the working class–Robert Reich in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
A “Like” for the post replies and commentaries, but not for the day-late-and-a-dollar-short Robert Reich epiphany.
Political parties purporting to be liaisons to the public, make sure that the chatter to the masses involves nothing more than guns/religion/race/bathrooms……anything, but anything other than the conditions exemplified in the above infinite flow chart.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Resilience: the one word progressives need in the face of Trump, Covid and more–Robert Reich in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
But you nailed iit.This yet another tedious screed that says "vote blue no matter who", though I suspected as much when I saw the author.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Congratulations to robocallers! They have made the world a quieter, less frantic and saner place. in the forum General Discussion 7 months ago
I’ve been doing the same thing, though my landline “base” will still ring even if my handset ringer is selected off. I’m a lat riser and will be awakened if it rings. Anymore just unplug the phone cord to the base unit and leave it unplugged unless I want to make a call, or am expecting a call. Spammers generally stop calling after 8 or 9 PM…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Boeing's Chicago HQ a 'ghost town' as priorities shift in the forum General Discussion 7 months ago
It should be a soothsayer’s call to predict their next move. Out of the Sea-Tac area to Chicago via corporate poaching, HQ-wise. Shifting of production from Sea-Tac to Nikki Haley country, via corporate poaching.
Next stop, who knows?
Sending good vibes and hoping you’ll feel them.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Pro-Sanders group rebranding into ‘pragmatic progressives’ in the forum General Discussion 9 months ago
“Biden won the Democratic nomination last year by offering more centrist alternatives to much of Sanders’ agenda“.
“…moderate Democrats worried that the party’s leftward shift could cost them control of Congress during next year’s midterm elections.”
Major bullshit, and a self-serving canard from the corporatists.
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