• Which Democrats support a coup?

      by rmrd0000 3 days 8 hours ago in The Deep Hurt
    • An analyst who sounded quite knowledgeable about Venezuela said that Maduro had 9 million hard core supporters in his country of thirty million. I suspect that most of these are people who did in fact grow up dirt poor but were lifted for a while by the Bolivarian revolution. 

      by A Guy Called LULU 3 days 8 hours ago in The Deep Hurt
    • Except the thing is, it's complicated: they are mostly not homeless, the pay is decent, the practice was started by an entrepreneurial group of 20-somethings in the late 80's, there are now several cos. that offer the service including for Supreme Court cases, lobbyists--who may...

      by artappraiser 3 days 8 hours ago in On Ocasio-Cortez's popularity
    •  

      Why Are They Really Mad At Ilhan Omar? What does being a woman of color have to do with it? She said no more than other critics of American policy in the Middle East. Marc Steiner, Charles Lenchner, and Phyllis Bennis discuss the issue....

      by A Guy Called LULU 3 days 8 hours ago in The Deep Hurt
    • Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress meber challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams

      Did anyone in that room doubt the honest answer that...

      by A Guy Called LULU 3 days 9 hours ago in The Deep Hurt
    • Whine. Carter won - he just didn't portray strength in office. (And he campaigned hard for 4years - wouldve won anyway). 

      McGovern is more apropos, but not for why Nate thinks - Dems were heavily focused on the evil GOP president and found it hard to define their own wants and style....

      by PeraclesPlease 3 days 14 hours ago in 2020 Rejects & Remainders
    • Maybe embrace the "scary" - "remember when your parents told you sex was dangerous and rock 'n roll was evil? well the Republicans have taken their place. Have fun, vote Democrat" 

      by PeraclesPlease 3 days 14 hours ago in On Ocasio-Cortez's popularity
    • Nate Silver:

      Hi, folks. We're likely to end up with something like *20* Democratic candidates for president. Here's my argument that this is a big deal. I think people are neglecting the possibility of ChAoS....

      by artappraiser 3 days 14 hours ago in 2020 Rejects & Remainders
    • and here's most of the culture warring demonization stereotypes all gathered in one toon (note details lke "no ice" on the sign):

      by artappraiser 3 days 14 hours ago in On Ocasio-Cortez's popularity
    • Damn wimmin won't stay in their place.

    • Related message from the elite tribe of paperback book buyers I just noticed.

      The initial tweet here is unrelated, it's the author of a book crowing that it has just risen to #3 on the NYTimes bestseller list in its...

      by artappraiser 3 days 21 hours ago in When I was thrilling
    • I was just reminded here how self-deprecation of tribe can be a wonderfully effective political tool in the face of prejudice:

      by artappraiser 3 days 22 hours ago in When I was thrilling
    • Hannity and Fox viewers think Hitler was a lefty liberal, and FDR and Democrats are lefty Nazis like Hitler. 

      Some cognitive dissonance is obviously necessary to believe that, for clear historical reasons, and the short documentary strains that "doublethink" trick even more. Ergo: not...

      by NCD 3 days 22 hours ago in When I was thrilling
    • Interesting, that related is an issue in Japan right now:

    • by artappraiser 3 days 23 hours ago in When I was thrilling
    • Decades ago when I first discovered the alliance between right wing Christian rapturists and Israel, I got the ironic kick and all and loved to inform all and sundry about the hypocrisy, et. al. But that has grown tiresome for me, as I feel as those who don't know that by now are going to be...

      by artappraiser 3 days 23 hours ago in When I was thrilling
    • Some stories about current life in Venezuela, I can't even imagine being them, can't wrap my head around what trying to exist day to day must be like. It is a different thing than being being born and raised dirt poor in the worst third world country. Terrible though that is, people born and...

      by artappraiser 4 days 18 min ago in The Deep Hurt
    • yes, I too saw that it was generally agreed that they royally screwed up that one. Kinda a slap in the face of honoree Diana Ross, to be sure

       All said and done, though, while our pop culture is not always rocket scientist level, it's been  pretty damn successful changing the world...

      by artappraiser 4 days 24 min ago in When I was thrilling
    • Let's say they subscribed to the 2 best known names in print journalism, not coincidentally in New York & Washington (hey, where Amazon also chose its 2 new Headquarters). "Objectivity" has been pretty poor on some of the most important stories, with the NY Times continuing to take anonymous...

    • Omar can attack policy while not appearing to attack Jews.

      She can point out that Saudi Arabia is attacking her for not supporting the regime 

      She can also point to the hate mail she receives as a Muslim woman.

      ...

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