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La Lioness Priyanka

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Name: Priyanka
Gender: Female
Hometown: NYC
Home country: United States
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 12:35 PM
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I feel bad for people not caught up in the excitement of this historical nomination

and this amazing, optimistic, spirit-lifting, beautiful, diverse convention.

I really do.

I am not sure when it became the norm that in order to be considered a principled progressive one must always be in a state of cynicism and perpetual despondency, but i reject that brand of progressivism. I believe in grit and doing the most good and the least harm, and to me Hillary Clinton represents that.

I am so proud and happy to be part of the movement that gets our first highly qualified, competent, and incredibly empathetic female nominee.

And yes, it does matter that she is female. Allies are great, and both Bill and Obama have been great allies to women. However, actual representation will always matter, in terms of what policies get prioritized and what gets ignored.

I am so proud and excited to vote for her again.

PS: although, I will miss Obama sorely. He has been an amazing president.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:14 AM (69 replies)

Do you honestly think dws would step down so quickly

With so little struggle, if Hillary hadn't offered her a bullshit honorary position so she could save face?

There is no specific email that actually implicates her in some giant conspiracy and she agreed to be the sacrificial lamb, but nothing in life really come for free.

Anyway some of this rhetoric is dumb af. If you want someone to go away with minimal fuss you allow them to save face.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 12:18 PM (11 replies)

Black lives matter 10 point manifesto


I was just reading somewhere on DU that it wasn't clear what the end goal of BLM was unlike other Civil Rights movements. I just wanted to post their manifesto, which seems abundantly clear and rational to me. Their goals are actionable and can both be implement and easily analyzed.

1. End "broken windows" policing, which aggressively polices minor crimes in an attempt to stop larger ones.
2. Use community oversight for misconduct rather than having the police department decide what consequences officers should face....
3. Make standards for reporting police use of deadly force.
4. Independently investigate and prosecute police misconduct.
5. Have the racial makeup of police departments reflect the communities they serve.
6. Require officers to wear body cameras.
7. Provide more training for police officers.
8. End for-profit policing practices.
9. End the police use of military equipment.
10. Implement police union contracts that hold officers accountable for misconduct.

Clear, actionable, and reasonable goals.
Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Tue Jul 12, 2016, 03:48 PM (23 replies)

I've never understood why Kerry did not face the same level of wrath from Democrats over

his Iraq War Resolution vote. Or Biden for that matter. Or Edwards.

Hillary was the junior senator from a state that had JUST had the worst terrorist attacks, and we were assured that Iraq was planning another attack with WMD's. The IWR authorized war but only as much as to defend the US and after diplomacy had failed.

Yet when people criticize Hillary, it as though she is the ONLY democrat who voted for it, the ONLY person who personally organized the strategies to take Saddam down and have no replacement plans, the ONLY person who caused the disaster that is Iraq.

So called progressives plan on making deceased woman cards for her, when no such wrath was shown towards all the men who voted for this war. A lot of the same people who hold her personally responsible for every death in Iraq, were supporters of Edwards (Susan Sarandon comes to mind), and they didn't make such allegations about him or make him dead men cards.

I find it really bizarre.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Mon Jul 11, 2016, 02:52 PM (234 replies)

I know people mean well when they talk about being extra careful around cops etc.

but black people don't get shot because of carelessness or rudeness or whatever.

they get shot because they are black and because cops have no accountability whatsoever.

so asking black people to be careful, does not in any way really help them, since they have never been the real problem.

Racism, lack of accountability, powerful people closing ranks, prosecutors who need to remain on good terms with police departments, those issues are the problem.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Sat Jul 9, 2016, 11:53 AM (113 replies)

When minority members commit high profile crimes (like domestic terrorism), we all feel under threat

in a way that i do not think majority members ever can fully understand.

When Dylan Roof committed domestic terrorism, most of my white friends and family were upset, but none felt scared for their own lives afterwards.

They did not suffer the "OMG, what will the retaliation to this be" dread.

I hope there is no retaliation for Dallas, but I think we all fear that there will be. And that is a unique and strange fear.

Posted by La Lioness Priyanka | Fri Jul 8, 2016, 01:36 PM (17 replies)
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