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In some ways Hillary Clinton is a lot closer to being a Republican

Like her flag burning bill for example.

The Flag Protection Act of 2005 was a proposed United States federal law introduced by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Robert Bennett. The law would have outlawed flag burning, and called for a punishment of one year in jail and a fine of $100,000.

I'd love to hear any Hillary supporters explain why they support this law.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 10:11 AM (63 replies)

When Bill Clinton accused the Obama campaign of "playing the race card"

That was a special moment.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:36 PM (18 replies)

When Hillary was first lady of Arkansas she was named to Walmart board of directors and got free

rides on Walmart corporate jets. She stood by in silent approval while Walmart busted unions.

Bill Clinton signed permanent trade status with China that was a big gift for Walmart because that's where they import their cheap stuff. Hillary supported that too. This helped Walmart become one of the biggest companies, America's biggest employer even.

Now the Walton family is the richest family and guess what they are still donating millions to help Hillary Clinton beat the socialist. Bernie Sanders would put labor, environment, and human rights on the agenda when talking about Chinese imports, and they don't want that. Hillary is the Walmart candidate.

You can't serve both the Walmart corporation and the workers of Walmart because their interests are opposite. The workers want more pay and benefits, and better job security. The company is against all that. The interests are opposite. You can't serve both. Whatever words Hillary might speak on the campaign trail, we all know her campaign promises are worthless.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 05:27 PM (18 replies)

When a web forum's members are overwhelmingly for Sanders, but the posts are about 50-50

or even slanted toward Clinton...

How to explain that? What accounts for that?

Do Hillary supporters just post 5 times as much for some reason?
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:03 PM (66 replies)

The Hypocrisy of Supporting Hillary as a Woman but not others like Donna Edwards


Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:23 AM (2 replies)

Richard Wolff on Worker Coops: Theory and Practice of 21st Century Socialism

Apr 25, 2016
Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:59 PM (5 replies)

A Bernie win in California will still be historic

It would be a major show of strength for the progressive left.

Huge state. It would signal a shift in the US political landscape.

Bernie is different than any other major party candidate in memory. It would signal that our ideas are now mainstream. Guaranteed health care and education. The ideas he talked about from FDR's Economic Bill of Rights. Like the right to a job at a livable wage. And we want to expand Social Security benefits, not shrink them. And dialing back the imperialist attitude in US foreign policy, which would be a huge shift. We're putting these ideas back on the map. Bernie is a historic candidate and a win in California would still be HUGE.

Future politicians will think twice before they vote for a trade deal or give speeches for money, because they will know there is a powerful force out there that will push back.

That's one reason why it's still important for Bernie supporters in all the upcoming states to vote, to send him to the convention with as many delegates as possible. It's a major show of political strength for what we believe in and we're making it clear that we won't be ignored.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 01:06 AM (41 replies)

Lawsuit: Walmart cop severely beats customer for pretty much no reason

A local man said an off-duty police officer working security for Walmart severely beat him after he was falsely accused of stealing a tomato.

After he was handcuffed to his hospital bed with a broken leg and severed artery, Tyrone Carnegay told Channel 2s Craig Lucie he spent three days in jail and the charges were dropped.

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 11:33 PM (6 replies)

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism.

The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it.

It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points.

The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism can mean different things to different people, and the newest generation of voters is frustrated with the status quo, broadly speaking.

All the same, that a majority of respondents in Harvard University's survey of young adults said they do not support capitalism suggests that today's youngest voters are more focused on the flaws of free markets.

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 07:10 PM (35 replies)
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