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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Tom the Dancing Bug on Climate Change: "Thanks Obama"

Lore Sjoberg on solving complex problems

For those who don't know who he is, he's a humorist and former columnist for Wired.

I stole this bit of advice from a column of his years ago and find it very appropriate:

"Write what you know," or "Your ideas on how to bring peace to the planet are stupid and wrong."

"So you were in the Gifted and Talented Education program. So was practically every other saliva-pot with a domain name and a text editor. For that matter, so was the guy next door who believes that Mars is made of styrofoam. The world is not waiting for your revealed truth. Crime, war, prejudice, and hate have not been hanging around all these millennia waiting for your mom to forget her pill so that you can eradicate them. Complex problems don't have simple solutions. Any five-paragraph essay that claims to be able to end any problem that's been around for more than a three years has no more worth than a program that fills the screen with the sentence "I TOOK MY PARENTS' PRAISE TOO SERIOUSLY."

Tom the Dancing Bug's Mass Shooting Comic Template:

Establishment Republicans

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Rogers:

"The tea party has a big fundraising problem"

"On Monday, we looked at how the tea party isn't fairing so well thus far in 2014 primaries.

The main culprit: fundraising."

Whole article from Aaron Blake here:


Tom Toles on Benghazi!

Get Well Gifts for the Unvaccinated

From Jen Sorenen's "Slowpoke"

The cliff climbing dinosaurs of Bolivia


"Located 5 km (3 miles) from downtown Sucre, Bolivia is Cal Orko, an imposing limestone slab 1.5 km (0.9 miles) long and over 100 meters high (328 ft). On this steep face (inclination of 72 degrees), visitors can peer through time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth over 68 million years ago.

At Cal Orko you will find 462 distinct dinosaur tracks from at least 8 different species, totaling an incredible 5,055 individual dinosaur footprints. So how do thousands of dinosaur footprints come to be, on a seemingly vertical rock face hundreds of feet high?"

Whole article and more pics here:

Racist Idiots PR: "Who let the dog whistles out?"

From Jen Sorensen's "Slowpoke"

PS. Jen won a well-deserved 2014 Herblock Prize for her political cartooning. Congrats, Jen.
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