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What do you think about Bernie's foreign policy ability?

When it comes to domestic economic policy, he's saying exactly what I want to hear.

... but I think I need to look at a bigger picture. Bernie has never managed any organization bigger than his Senate office staff, and his plain spoken nature might not be a diplomatic virtue.

Bernie supporters: let's talk about this now so we are prepared talk about it later.
Posted by lumberjack_jeff | Sat May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM (67 replies)

Why there are no male primary school teachers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3073095/Mother-mistakenly-shames-dad-thought-taking-photos-kids-Facebook-post-shared-hundreds-actually-taking-selfie-Star-Wars-display-children.html

A woman has mistakenly shamed a man on social media who she believed was taking photos of her children when he was actually taking a selfie next to a Star Wars display.
The mother took a photo of the man at the Westfield Knox shopping centre at Wantirna South, in Melbourne's east, and shared it to Facebook on Wednesday along with a status branding him a 'creep'.
Her post was then shared hundreds of times, until it was eventually seen by the man in question who contacted police to explain he was taking a selfie in front of a Darth Vader cut out to send to his children.
The father-of-three, who spoke to Daily Mail Australia on condition of anonymity, said he and his children were devastated by the ordeal



Posted by lumberjack_jeff | Sat May 9, 2015, 09:42 AM (3 replies)

We all know about Sanders' economic justice positions. What about Social issues?

In 2006, he voted against HJ resolution 88 which would have prevented states from allowing same sex marriage.
Clinton now claims that only after leaving the SoS position on February 1, 2013, she could take an unambiguous stand for marriage equality.
On the losing side of a 2:1 vote, Sanders voted against partial birth abortion ban of 1995. If you find the phrase "safe, legal and rare" to be problematic, then there may be better people to support than the ones who coined it.

My priority is economic justice and inequality, but I'd be interested to hear of any social issues on which Clinton holds a superior policy from Sanders, AND can demonstrate that it is reflective of a long term personal conviction.
Posted by lumberjack_jeff | Sun May 3, 2015, 12:55 PM (25 replies)

Fuck it. Call it what it is.

Bigotry.
OWS was disproportionately affluent young white males.

There's a whole lotta concern in that thread. "Nuh-uh! Take it back! There were plenty of decent people in OWS!"

Notably no one saying; "What's wrong with progressive young white men, and why is this observation considered a slur against OWS and their message?"

Why don't men vote for Democrats? It clearly must be because they're idiots... totally not because we're hostile to them.
Posted by lumberjack_jeff | Sat May 2, 2015, 09:59 AM (2 replies)
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