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The last time I voted for a Democrat was 1992.
I've been registered Green Party ever since. If anything the Democrats have gotten worse and more disgusting ever since.
So why in the world would I ever consider registering Democrat?

You see, there is something special about me:
I happen to live in Nancy Pelosi's district.

Is the Time Ripe for a New Party?

To answer this question, two contributing questions must be answered: Is a new party necessary, and is it possible? These answers are straightforward:

  1. Most of us will agree that change is necessary. So, if the political monopoly formed by our twin party tyranny is beyond reform, then a new party is necessary.
  2. New parties started from scratch have never yet grown powerful after the first parties in our nation formed and thereafter blocked all new ones; but new parties arising from the break-up of failing major parties have succeeded! So, at least when this condition is met, it actually is possible.

So, how does the land currently lay?

Obama: "I Didn't Run to Help Wall Street." Yet in his last days in office that's exactly what he did (and they re-paid the favor)

President Obama, early in his first term on December 13, 2009 famously said in an interview with CBS that "I Did Not Run for Office to Be Helping Out a Bunch of Fat Cat Bankers on Wall Street." Yet, as one of his last official acts as President that is exactly what he did by allowing federal loan guarantees of junk derivatives based on securitized mortgage backed rental properties. Now he’s in the news again for a receiving $400,000 to give a speech to Wall Street bank!

May 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation for the 90%. BUY NOTHING.

May 1 is International Workers Day, a day of reverence for the 90%. Buy nothing. And shake an upraised fist in the general direction of privileged, Democratic Presidential turd, Grover Cleveland. He's the reason people around the world celebrate Labor Day on May 1, in rembrance of the Haymarket Affair, but you don't. It's a day for pursuing peace and remembering the bloody struggle that had to be fought (still does) simply to avoid needless workplace deaths and injuries. (I post this essay today so that you can purchase anything you may need in advance of May 1.)

If you don't know about the Haymarket Affair, your ignorance is no accident:

"Knowing This", Do you support the United States Blowing up the Earth and Destroying all Life on it?


Many antiwar and anti-imperialism proponents and activists have lamented the state of the sheeple, the acquiescent Americans, the complicit comrades of copious crimes against humanity.

Looking for a Mother's Day Gift? Caucus Catalog is My Go To Place for Online Shopping

Yes, it's that time of year when mothers (and grandmothers) are honored. True, it is a holiday based on crass commercialism, but it also affords us here at c99 the opportunity to help our friends who sell online. Take a gander at what's available, please: Caucus Catalog

(The reason Wall Street Skated:) Obama to give $400,000 speech at Wall Street conference

Obama to give $400,000 speech at Wall Street conference

Former President Obama has agreed to speak at a Wall Street conference run by Cantor Fitzgerald LP, senior officials at the firm told FOX Business.

Obama will speak at Cantor’s health care conference this September for a fee of $400,000 and has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a luncheon held on one day of the event.

The Neoliberal Myth of Meritocracy

I wrote this essay nearly a year ago, and I am recycling it because it explains why those in the seats of power refuse to do anything to help the average citizen. It is more than just greed. It is more like a religious belief that they are better than the rest of us. It infects both parties, but it has been exposed for the rest of the world to see just how deeply embedded this philosophy is within the Democratic party. Meritocracy forms the bedrock of neoliberalism.

Trans-Friendly primary medical care?

The medical knowledge needed to treat transgender people is not particularly complex, but patients still often struggle to find doctors who are prepared to treat them.

The Atlantic has published a lengthy article encouraging training of primary physicians in the treatment of transgender patients.

Subir's takedown of Moulitsas at TOS is EPIC!


This won't be long because I gotta get to work. Sorry to link and run. Also sorry to those who do not wish to view anything over there, but this is too good to pass up. I was waiting for someone else to post this, or for Subir to crosspost it:

So this is what unity means to the DailyKos leadership.

Hey Dems, When You Don't Know What You Stand For, People Won't Stand With You

I read the latest review by Matt Taibbi about the book "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" and one thing stood out for me above all else. And while it applied to the Clinton and her campaign, it also applies to the Democrats current party leaders and elected officials.