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HughBeaumont

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Member since: Fri Aug 13, 2004, 02:12 PM
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If anyone's wondering why I haven't been here much lately, it's because I feel no one is learning anything from 2016. Neoliberalism is a thing and it doesn't win elections in the 21st Century. People want a candidate that's going to take strong, non-waffling stands on human rights the rest of the world enjoys. Enough living in the goddamned Reagan 1980s. Enough taking solar panels off the roof. Enough introducing more rightwingedness into American economics. Enough medical bankruptcies. Enough governing by mythology. Enough science denial. Enough of spitting on women, children, veterans and the LGBTQI community. Enough kicking the can. ENOUGH. America needs to move past it's "everything has to be about making a buck" bullshit. I'd prefer a candidate not born during the FDR/Truman administrations. No offense, but you had your time . . . and you got us Trump. Plus, I can't take another one of these still-Capitalist Boomer codgers yap on about "bootstraps" when college now costs a mortgage, necessity costs have been outpacing wage growth for 20 years and automation promises to kill more jobs than it creates. I don't want to hear what is or isn't "politically achievable". Kick-the-Can economics was never asked "How is it going to be paid for?". Tax Cuts for the rich were never given a spending limit. Folly wars were never asked "Why is this necessary?". Corporate Pork by the billions was and is always approved. America's safety net needs to be greatly expanded and retirement age needs to be drastically lowered. This country throws out far too many people that still have a decade or two of prime contribution left. If life doesn't get fairer for you or I pretty goddamned quickly, we aren't going to have much of one.

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Thomas Paine had it right -

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture."

I'm not sure you CAN talk to a person who thought "President Donald Trump" was and is a great idea.

I'm not sure you can talk to a person who continually and without fail gives Republicans and corporations a clear and free pass on any and every crime and wrongdoing they commit.

I'm not sure you can reason with a person who, as a default, blames Democratic tenets for the sins and robbery of Re-branded Feudalism.

I'm not sure you can reason with someone that thinks not only a mythology book is real, but we should rotate governance around it and allow it's followers to become a law unto themselves.

I shouldn't have to work extraordinarily hard to inject a default Republican with common sense. How many times does your mother have to tell you to stop pissing on the seat before you finally not do it anymore?

CNN Headline: Shooter Left a Hate-Filled Trail.

Then proceeds to lovingly link him to everything progressive . . . Robert Reich's "Inequality for all", Bernie Sanders, anti-GOP Facebook Groups (some of which I belong to . . . should I be on a watch list??), Democracy Now . . . specifically USING the word "Progressive" repeatedly.

Jesus Fucking CHRIST.

It's like they're simply GIDDY that a mass shooter finally isn't one of THEM.

This was a troubled individual, not a PRODUCT. SUCH bad form. SHAME on you, CNN. COME on.

The Franken CNBC Book Plug went from 60 to fluff in 2 minutes.

Amazing how that channel gives wingnuts like Ken Langone and Jack Welch an hour or so to lovingly catch softballs from toothy Repub bastard Joe Kernen, who then return right wing talking points aplenty, uninterrupted and unquestioned.

Al Franken? A Kernen-conducted interrupt-a-thon regarding Schtroumpf's loser of a health care plan, RussiaGate and right on to the SNL years and Kathy Griffin. The End.

Nothing regarding important issues . . . each time Al tried to answer with his concern about working families getting their health care cut in Minnesota, he gets cut off.

The media needs to apologize for putting TrumPutin in the White House. To say they had no role is FOLLY. These stations have zero shame.

Posted by HughBeaumont | Thu Jun 1, 2017, 08:08 AM (4 replies)
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