What if Hillary won?
There are almost too many unknowns about that question to count.
However, there are a few items that I can predict with confidence. Specifically, the response of the establishment Democrats. You can see it in yesterday's election.
What if Hillary won?
It's a good question. It's usually asked of children. I am not trying to suggest any such mentality among my readers, but rather am trying to break down the most recent political events in a manner that simplifies the garbage spewed by the MSM into easily digestible and contemplated facts.
Riffing on Lookout's historical links about obscure historical events like Eugene Debs and The Russian Revolution, I noticed this little gem in the links at Naked Capitalism. The precursor to The Magna Carta:
Soldiers have a mixed reputation. This is not a statement meant to be judgemental, but rather an acknowledgement that the profession of soldier has been maligned, praised and judged based not on the profession itself, but the societal use and view of it.
I only recently learned about this from my daughter's boyfriend who has been deployed to the Ukraine. He has a "Battle Buddy" not to be a friend but so neither of them will commit suicide. And why is that? Because since 2005 the Army suicide rate has exploded.
You hear people ask why the white working class went from resentful to bat-shit insane right around the time Obama got into office.
Therefore it must have been racism.
Except that Obama is gone and the white working class is still just as angry.
Therefore it must be...racism?
Chaps my @ss that corporations and billionaires are hiding money offshore to avoid taxes and then pushing for even more tax avoidance in Congress now, when so many needs are going unmet here and so many are suffering.
Last December it was revealed that 94% of new jobs created under Obama were part-time, temporary, or contract. This is a big deal.
However, it's not the whole story.
Shifts in the labor force rarely stay confined to their sector.
With the brouhaha over Donna Brazile's self-serving revelations that Hillary effectively bought the DNC after entering into an agreement that allowed the Clinton campaign an unprecedented amount of control over the DNC during the primaries, a lot of other facts about the Dem establishment supporting Clinton long before August 2015 is not being mentioned. So let's review the full timeline shall we, beginning in 2013.
The Situation is Revolting...
So Where's the Revolution?
So Where's the Revolution?
I think the revolution been stifled with silence, prevented by propaganda, and choked with debt and economic struggle. The important stories are not presented to “We the People”, or the stories are spun to promote more war and corporate profit. Mix in a capitalist collection of ads designed to make you eat stuff that's bad for you, ask your doctor for more drugs, take out a forward and reverse mortgage, and of course love your favorite fossil fuel company.
Public services like education, healthcare, and I would add a balanced rational press or news media, should not be operated by for-profit corporations because the real mission of helping people is lost in the quest for ever more return for investment. The Fourth Estate has been inherited (or perhaps purchased or captured?) by the elite. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate
In a shocking development, Saudi press Al Mayadeen reported late on Saturday that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp.
#1) Let's get one thing out of the way right now:
The primary was rigged against more than Bernie. Even if you hate Bernie so much that you won't even concede obvious facts, rigging a primary hurts all the candidates AND the voters.
Now i’m Really wondering about all this. She’s not been caught in any whoppers thus far BUT *this* is pretty out there. Out there as in:
Hey, happy Saturday! We are back in Santa Fe from our camping/kayaking trip to Lake Powell and Zion, catching up on chores.
Took a minute to read the headlines and some of the essays here on C99, and I just read something which surprised me. To be honest, it stunned me.
It didn’t have to be this way. Obama’s campaign operation, Obama for America, took small-dollar giving to never-before-seen heights and opened up the possibility of a transformation of politics. But he quickly decided to marginalize his group after the 2008 election. He renamed it Organizing for America, but ordered it to do very little organizing,
This is hard to deny. What really irks me is how in the Hell could cheated Sanders supporters ever imagine being screwed so blatantly by EVERY-FUCKING-BODY in the damn party? This was a ‘conspiracy’ between the HEAD of the party which was Obama’s, and the head of the DNC who was DWS, and the Clinton Creature and her campaign to deny our right to a free election and to steal money meant for candidates OTHER than Her.
Memo Reveals Details of Hillary Clinton-DNC Deal
Snowing at the moment, but I've just received the latest shot from the Trubble telescope. Here we see the corruption and darkest recesses of the galaxy DNC. Apparently, ethics and legality are of very little concern in this dank, rank and generally mank part of the universe. The hole left of center is where the money gets passed through.
As major newsrooms all over the world continue to hemorrhage reporters and coverage, alternative news media on the web have filled some of the void. One such niche for some has been to focus on covering local news and lifestyle. That's what Gothamist and DNAInfo were doing successfully.
Both sites were owned by, (surprise), another RW oligarch, which is often the case for sectors across the board in our "free market" capitalist country. This guy is the Ameritrade CEO, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and who himself has donated money to Donald Trump.
One of my favorite scenes from The Big Short was when they described a weird and obscure financial product called "synthetic CDO's".
Surely The Powers That Be would never allow Wall Street to do this again, right? Wrong.
Contemplation of current events. Two classes thereof. One class is the very slow, but accelerating revelation of pedophiles and other sexual criminals. Class two is the Clinton invisible suit of armor.