and one sad joke
and one sad joke
This whole election cycle has convinced me that the corruption (that I always knew was there) truly runs deep. The system is rotten to the core. So I decided to look up a brief history of superdelegates.
The history is a bit involved but the basic premise is that the Democratic Party, in the wake of presidential campaign losses beginning in 1968, wanted a system that would insure that the best candidate was put forward.
So, just read the article linked below and am shocked, yes at the content but even more that there has been no mention of this on the MSM, amazing.
Here are a few gems but I recommend you read the entire article (it is not to long)
Someone said in my previous entry that Trump has to be elected to destroy the Democrats and empower the Green Party by 2020. Here's why that's total bullshit:
1. This was tried before with the Dems and the 50 state strategy. They ran on impeaching Bush and Cheney, Single Payer and Raising the Minimum Wage among other things. Every one of those things were immediately off the table once they were elected.
Forget the issues, ladies and gentlemen (and children of all ages). The undisputed cage match of the year will not be brought to you by the UFC. No, it will be purveyed to us by the Presidential Debate Commission, the outfit which represents the duopoly, ignoring aspiring challengers for appearance in the arena.
Lately I've been hearing that some folks are going to vote for Trump to stop Hillary. Well, not me. I refuse to play into the narrative that voting for the Alt-Right and 'mainstream' right's darling (They're just mad he's saying what they've been yelling at us in code for decades) will save the country. I'm sorry, but I won't give any quarter to any of those morons. Not in a million years.
Yup, our sensitive, caring, concerned president is really being proactive regarding the worst natural disaster to hit Louisiana since Katrina. Pardon my bluntness (so when am I not?) but playing golf in Martha's Vineyard with the upper crustics while the Hoi Polloi in LA are manning bucket brigades, commuting to what businesses are still open by kayak and going hungry is the most hypocritical, disgusting thing yet done by this hypocritical, disgusting President.
I’ve heard talk that a political realignment in this country may be in the offing, result of the breakdown of the alliance between social conservatives, right-populists, and the part of big business that doesn’t much pretend to care about looking human. For a long time, that part of the business elite had little trouble wrangling the other two elements into line by hiring politicians who mixed a palatable cocktail of religion, nationalism, and economic “freedom”.
When we are asked to support/vote for "the lesser of two evils", we are no longer living in a democracy, we are living in a pathocracy, a system ruled by psychopaths whose evil (murder, genocide, economic and environmental collapse) and power is limitless. Please watch the video.
I just posted this on my Facebook page, I felt like sharing it here too.
I just looked at a blog post on a progressive/liberal blog (crooksandliars) which addressed Kate Bolduan breaking down talking about the powerful and emotional picture of Omran.
Been thinking, and there's been a lot of talk from certain quarters about things that are "Settled". They've been discussed, they've been kicked around enough and we need to move on.
And I was thinking, I'm not sick about hearing about these things. In fact, they aren't nearly discussed enough. I'd like a bit more discussion on these settled topics, and I'd like the candidates to talk about them.
One of the most frequent excuses offered up to us current and former Bernie supporters has been "But the Supreme Court!" Shouldn't this mean just as much to Trump supporters?
My guess is it will be something north of $400 million.
I made a bet with my wife a few months ago that Trump will not be the person on the ballot in November. There are all kinds of articles going around about all kinds of efforts to get him out. The final decision will be Trumps when we realizes he is going to lose and lose big "Loser". That is something that he could not stand.
From Politico: “Trump's long dalliance with violent rhetoric — Beyond his own incendiary comments, he's done little to mute loose talk of killing Clinton and Obama”
And refrains of “hang the bitch” and “kill the bitch” have grown increasingly common at Trump rallies. [...]
As of today, I'm almost there with the fringers who say that Trump is a stalking horse. A bowling pin. A willing patsy. That he's "in on the play", taking a fall for Her Royal Heinous. Today (almost) put me in that column.
There. I said it. If there's one thing that both the presumptive queen and her living puppet have proven throughout this entire clusterfuck of an election season, it's that neither of them are fit to hold public office.
Some people are willing to hold their nose and make the choice between the slow-acting poison and the gunshot to the head, but that's one choice I refuse to make. This is a literal Hobson's Choice here.
Except she did it first. And I'm willing to give the FULL context of her comment as well. If you don't want to listen to her for more than ten seconds or so, Skip to 1:50, where she gives the full frontal commentary.
I just wanted to say that, "utter folly". It's utter folly man.
I've noticed many Bernie supporters (former?) saying they might vote for the asshole Trump primarily to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president. That seems to be the prevailing attitude for those who are going to vote in the upcoming Presidential election, stopping "the other one" from becoming president.
There can be little dispute regarding the depth of Donald Trumps ties with Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin.
Just speaking my mind...
Donald Trump never apologized to President Barack Obama over all that "birther" nonsense. Not ONE public apology.
This is the famous Bixby letter:
Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln
I cannot even begin to make a comparison between the second Republican nominee for the presidency and the current one.
Two days ago I asked the question of Trump can get a clean bill of health, because I just listened to a speech he gave the same day that worried me. I read now some articles that show that some psychiatrists and mental health professionals share my feelings about Trump's psychological make-up.
(Note: this is in no way a defense of the scumbag called Trump)
"Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis," she said. "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,"
Hillary Clinton, Warmonger for President
You may not believe Trump will be able to diminish our country’s institutions or damage our society. If so, I urge you to think again about the darkness that dwells in the hearts of so many and what happens when discontent is intentionally channeled through it.
I just got back from the future.
Here's what happened, Part I
We've been saying for a very long time now that Hillary's opposition to the TPP is largely bullshit. She urged her delegates to oppose anti-TPP language in the party platform. She picked pro-TPP Tim Kaine as her VP. And now longtime Clinton friend Terry McAuliffe may have accidentally let the truth slip out:
Stop the Clintons at any cost.
Bring down the system. Bernie is selling out to the DNC. Change is good.