Wednesday, February 14, 2018

No Main Topic

  1. For some reason, our military is slow to react and losses track of the money they spend. So why are we giving them so much cash? 
  2. The "Shock Doctrine" has come to Puerto Rico
  3. The impact of the upcoming Black Panther movie. 
  4. President Trump's lawyer says that he paid off Stormy Daniels


Friday, February 09, 2018

All Part of the Show

Some Democrats seem to be cheerleading Nancy Pelosi for her kinda filibuster (The House of Representatives cannot technically do this, but it still happened) in the wee hours.

I would say that she is someone who never got around to having that debate for a "better deal" that she claimed to care about. Someone who, when she became Speaker, said that impeachment of then-President George W. Bush was "off the table." Someone who lamented that Mitt Romney was not POTUS. Someone who gave the current POTUS more spying powers. Someone who declares the bill she kinda filibustered something "good for Democrats." 

BTW, the people who she was supposedly fighting for weren't impressed

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The FBI is Not Your Friend

Monday, February 05, 2018

When Democrats Start Acting Like Democrats Then Democrat Supporters Can Support Democrats

Look what I found:

In short, anyone whose politics are two the left of the current Democratic leadership (or who just doesn't like President Trump) should just ignore that the so-called "opposition party" is only around to fund-raise and pay lip service to their base and give them 100% support, no questions asked.

How is that democratic?

And before people say, "Well, Trump's a monster!" I say, "Okay; then why did they give that monster more than what he was asking for in the military budget?"

Sorry; I will not just clap louder and pretend this is the political Superbowl. I will not support a flawed candidate because their main opponent happens to be selfish and bigoted. I will not limit myself to choosing between a Republican who's running as a Democrat and a Republican who's running as a Republican. 

It's not that hard. Medicare for All/Single Payer/Universal Health Care. $15 Minimum Wage. A Jobs Program. Rebuild our Infrastructure. Reduce Military Spending. Campaign Finance Reform. And a whole slew of equally-important issues (Equal Pay for Women, Police Reform, Net Neutrality, etc.)

If you want our vote, you have to earn it like everyone else

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Democrats Still Don't Know How To "Resist"

It's about the policies, not the person.

Over the past several months, Congress has approved a military spending bill, an extension of the surveillance law and sanctions on Russia.

The Trump Administration decides to ignore the last one, and apparently some Democrats are upset.

I don't understand why; you can't claim that Donald Trump is a danger to the country and probably has too many compromising connections to Russia WHILE GIVING HIM A BIGGER MILITARY BUDGET THAN HE ASKED FOR AND THE ABILITY TO SPY ON EVERYONE.

At best, it makes your "resistance" appear to be flimsy.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

People May Give You Money If They Like You; They Most Certainly Won't If They Don't

So Mo'Nique wants people to boycott Netflix because they wouldn't pay her what she thinks she is worth. She further theorizes that Netflix isn't paying her what she's worth because she is a woman of color.

So on the basis of her argument, we need to exclude two groups from Netflix's growing list of comedians/comediennes: white women and men of color (excluding white men should be a given here).

So here's an short list of Women of Color With a Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special:

  1.  Anjelah Johnson
  2. Ali Wong
  3. Aditi Mittal
  4. Cristela Alonzo

There's a few more (even of Mo'Nique herself) but they are all specials that were not contracted by Netflix. 

And here's's list of roles Mo'Nique has had.

If I was Netflix, I would see Mo'Nique as a fairly popular comedienne who despite winning an Academy Award, has also publicly blasted some notable Hollywood power-players (like Oprah and Tyler Perry) and has not recently worked on anything even remotely eye-catching. She was offered a deal with that in mind ON TOP OF being a black woman. If she had Oprah's rep and image, she would have been offered big bucks and being rubbing people's faces in the success of her special. For better or for worse, she was offered "Prove That You're Worth the Big Bucks" money. 

So does being likable play a role in getting a payout, especially when you haven't been that active in the entertainment circuit? Um, yeah

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Question of the Day

Why is Oliver North a free man who's had a TV show and is celebrated, while Chelsea Manning is considered a pariah?

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What Happens When You Vote For Political Parties (Instead of the Issues & Policies)

You get someone who, despite doing something very noble back in the day, now starts talking about making nice with his opponents (who had nothing nice to say about him) and all but throwing the voters who secured his victory under the bus.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Super-Surprise Me

Morgan Spurlock relates a personal story that is one part confession, one part redemption and one part acknowledgment that we have a long way to go in dealing with man/relationship dynamics (let alone the rape and harassment culture). 

Very few men are willing to admit what he has, and let's hope that this inspires others to do the same.

Also, let's hope that his accuser (as well as others) get the justice and/or peace of mind they are seeking.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Shorter Bill Sailing (Who Served with Roy Moore's During Vietnam)

Friday, November 17, 2017

MSNBC Reveals That The Democrats Are Ignoring Their Base (Again)

H/T: the Humanist Report

Here's my question: why is it that whenever either the Democrats or the Republicans lose, the solution is to become more conservative. Republicans usually says something along the lines of, "Candidate X did not campaign on our party's conservative values" while Democrats will say something like, "We need to avoid running to the left."

Well, you have pro-corporate rich guys threatening to cut Democrats off if they dare to do anything progressives. Progressives are being purged from the ballot and from positions of influence and power. Hillary Clinton touted the fact that Henry Kissinger supporter her in the general election.These actions haven't endured the Democrats to their base and doubling down will most likely end up losing support.

(Oh, and raising a ton of money should not be seen as a sign of political success when you can't win elections).

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