Populist Prole replied to the topic MSNBC accuses Biden of dividing Americans with his Scranton vs Park Avenue in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
I remember this from one of my friend’s right-wing friend a few years ago:
Bitching about labor day, which is quite ironic since over the years it’s been morphed into just another monday day-off/sale “holiday”. Whining about how without the businesses, there would be no labor and why didn’t they have a day to recognize that. I said “well y’know…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Why Liberals Should Unite With Socialists, Not the Right–Jacobin in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
It’s the elephant in the room they’ve knocking themselves out to ignore.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Bernie Urges Joey to do More to Excite Progressives in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
You did what you ( think ) you had to do. I get it, though I do not agree with it. But please tell me you’re not losing your marbles like Joe to the point of believing these people are throwing straight dice.
I get it. It’s about saving face now in light of those who were so disappointed. Hoping we’ll believe you’ll get something in return for…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Bernie Sanders expresses concerns about Biden campaign in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
Great comments so far.
I can just imagine a slogan out of desperation soon from the Biden/Harris camp:
“Biden: He doesn’t suck. At least, he doesn’t suck as much as Trump…in some ways“.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Bernie Sanders expresses concerns about Biden campaign in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
I think it’s just his way of injecting plausible deniability into charges of obsequious capitulation to the DNC machine. As if he did so in good faith.
Nobody knows what they in the “deep state-ish” division within the DNC machine actually told him as far as his options were. Whether or not they brought him into a room and “had a talk”, but one…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Trump’s payroll tax stunt has flopped — and some GOP-run states want no part of it in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
“I’ll bet when Biden tries a stunt to kill Social Security, he’ll have all the support he needs, from Obama, to the neo-cons, to the “serious thinkers”, to the Kasich and Bloomberg types, that his stunt won’t flop.”
No doubt he’ll be hailed as a wise for being “a pragmatic centrist” who has “to make tough decisions” by “reaching across the ais…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic David Graeber Anthropologist and Occupy Wall Street Leader Dies at 59 in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
I’m dismayed. We need more like him.
His book ‘Bullshit Jobs’ is spot on. Highly recommended.
Pulled me me outta’ my malaise-y blahhs. I actually feel great now. Schadenfreude? You bet your asses. 🙂
Populist Prole replied to the topic Trump says Department of Education will investigate use of 1619 Project in schools (CNN) in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
The man’s penchant for bizarre behavior is boundless.
“to rile up his base”
Who will vote for him anyway and who have long since reached their peak numbers. Everybody else, of whom he needs some of to push him over the 50 percent mark, will be repulsed.
I don’t get it either.
The nefarious work of “radical left” frogmen, no doubt.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Fact check: Trump says he's done more for veterans than John McCain did — while taking credit for McCain's veterans bill in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
N2Doc: “Par for the course. Only the Maga cult members believe what he says.”
Exactly. Not only that, based on my interactions with Trump fanatics, even if they didn’t believe what he says, they’ll just reach into their bag of go-to talking points and pull out a single issue they like him for. Most times it’s guns, flag-waving bravado, or gawd.…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59 in the forum Latest Breaking News 3 weeks ago
He’s so young and could have shared so much more intelligent insight as time went on. I have his book ‘Bullshit Jobs’ and I can heartily recommend it. It’s spot on.
My only disagreement is one of anecdotal observation. In the book, the holders of BS jobs feel a sense of sheepish guilt at the pointlessness of their jobs. In my observations, the…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Finland Is Rallying Around a Six-Hour Workday — And So Should We in the forum Economics 3 weeks ago
But it’ll be DOA in the US, as in dead as a doornail on arrival.
- The neoliberal “meritocracy” others have noted, is too inveterately entrenched in the present system we have
- The paradigm of increased productivity raising wages has been bastardized by the uber-capitalism practiced here. Most of the productivity gains of the last…
Oh they’ll make a deal alright, but they’ll do so in bad faith.
As local rock band playing clubs used to quip during their set:
“You might love us, you might hate us, but we don’t care ’cause you already paid us”.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Helping out the Progressive cause? Sanders not until after the 2020 General Election. in the forum General Discussion 4 weeks ago
Scratching my head on this one. Sounds like “Switch & Bait”, in that order.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Republicans Run Toward Their Base. Democrats Run Away From Theirs. (Jacobin) in the forum General Discussion 4 weeks ago
I like this of Jacobin’s view the democratic party:
“…a party that is perennially generous in relation to elite donors and wealthy professionals and parsimonious toward its electoral base.”
Perfect summation in fewest words.
I think the death angle is quite applicable here. Anybody alive from the last election cycle to now through the next will be more than wise to the DNC chicanery. The last panel in the cartoon depends on nobody being able to connect the dots.
Populist Prole replied to the topic WSWS perspective–The Republican convention: Four nights of fascist filth begin in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I’ve been hyper-thinking about all this the last few weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that Biden-Harris would actually be worse than if we had Clinton-Kane.
A, because Biden is even further to the right, right out of the box, and especially considering the odiousness of his would be ( will be ) cabinet. B, because they are riding a wave of…[Read more]
Populist Prole replied to the topic Why Is It Always the Wrong Time to Criticize Democrats From the Left? in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Though I was seething with anger upon reading it. I remain as resolute as ever…moreso….to not vote for any corporate democrat. If that means Trump gets in again, it’s their fault. I want them to go down in flames like they did in 2016 more than I want to see Trump defeated.
Populist Prole replied to the topic Sanders: 'The day after Biden's elected we're going to have a serious debate' in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Sure, I can see it now….
Sanders: “President, if this administration doesn’t provide even a modicum of quid pro quo to the people that elected you hoping you’ll move the country in a more progressive direction, they’re going to…”
Biden ( or more likely, Biden’s handlers ) reply, steely eyed and scoffing: “They’re going to what”. Sinister…[Read more]
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