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Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:53 AM

 

Fellow Liberals: we're scaring the right people.

Third-Wayer Rahm Emanuel was forced into a mayoral runoff, the first time ever in Chicago for an incumbent IIRC. And this despite having a zillion dollars in contributions from people who stand to make money from his reelection, and the backing of some notable (confessed) Republicans.

Two years ago, only four Senators voted against the rich Wall Street Banker that Obama picked to negotiate the TPP and the other international assaults on the 99%. Today, Obama seems to be having some difficulty in getting the thing slipped through in secret.

Heard much talk from Democrats about cutting Social Security lately? About the need to eat our peas and all that bull#%^*? Not really.

And this weekend, A new milestone: our newest always-was Liberal, Hillary Clinton, vowed to search tirelessly for the real [strike]killer[/strike] people who stacked the deck against the 99%. I can't wait to find the bastards.

And even the DUers who, just a week ago, were baying about the political foolishness of Liberalism are now proud Liberals themselves, but not like us previous Liberals who are still merely dolts short a pony, haters, ratf#%ckers or whatever.

We're not winning the thing yet, but we're making damned good progress.

First they steal your money
Then they moon you
Then they steal your message as candidates, then moon you once elected
Then you win
Unless you let them get away with co-opting your message

- Mahatma Goldstein (with deep aplogies to Mahatma Gandhi and all sentient beings everywhere)

Now comes the dangerous times. We Liberals are starting to mess up their plans for a fourth home here, a private plane there. They want their damned extra homes and planes, and they are rich, and they are smart, and they will #%^* up our *^%# to buy their doggies gold water bowls.

They are trying the easy way now, to co-opt our brand of political thought and action. I believe they will fail.

When the easy way fails, then things may get pretty ugly. They want our stuff, they think it belongs to them. They WANT IT, DAMMIT! Hell, we know they'll even start wars based on fantasy just to get the gold water bowls for their doggies. They are that disturbed.

Don't give it to them. Moon 'em back, instead.

If we hold fast, if we stay the course, if we're tough and press the fight, we will continue to make progress, then we'll win battles, then we'll win the war. Because we're right, and they're wrong, and this is why history has a well-known Liberal bias over the centuries.

We. Will. Win.

Because we are Liberals. The real deal.

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Reply Fellow Liberals: we're scaring the right people. (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 OP
jwirr Apr 2015 #1
MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 #2
kath Apr 2015 #10
djean111 Apr 2015 #15
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #32
merrily May 2015 #47
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2015 #3
haikugal Apr 2015 #4
BainsBane Apr 2015 #5
MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 #7
BainsBane Apr 2015 #8
MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 #16
Katashi_itto Apr 2015 #40
BainsBane Apr 2015 #41
Katashi_itto Apr 2015 #42
BainsBane Apr 2015 #43
Katashi_itto Apr 2015 #44
BainsBane Apr 2015 #45
Katashi_itto Apr 2015 #46
rhett o rick Apr 2015 #17
TexasTowelie Apr 2015 #6
DeSwiss Apr 2015 #9
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2015 #14
KoKo Apr 2015 #20
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #33
Phlem Apr 2015 #24
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #34
Phlem Apr 2015 #37
merrily May 2015 #50
L0oniX May 2015 #53
rhett o rick May 2015 #48
fredamae May 2015 #51
Depaysement Apr 2015 #11
tomm2thumbs Apr 2015 #12
vlakitti Apr 2015 #13
rhett o rick Apr 2015 #18
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #35
rhett o rick Apr 2015 #36
sabrina 1 Apr 2015 #38
rhett o rick Apr 2015 #39
fredamae May 2015 #52
Enthusiast Apr 2015 #19
KoKo Apr 2015 #21
MisterP Apr 2015 #22
bvar22 Apr 2015 #23
Phlem Apr 2015 #25
2banon Apr 2015 #28
L0oniX May 2015 #54
bunnies Apr 2015 #26
fadedrose Apr 2015 #27
2banon Apr 2015 #29
MannyGoldstein Apr 2015 #30
2banon Apr 2015 #31
Cosmic Kitten May 2015 #49

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:03 AM

1. Heard today that the Democrats who were going to vote against the nuke agreement are dropping

out as they are realizing it is going to be a fight. I hope they all stand behind President Obama on that one. However I do not want to support the TPP no matter what the president wants. I do not know what he is thinking.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:08 AM

2. There should be a law, that the closest relative of each member of Congress

 

of fighting age be put on the front lines of any military action.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:54 AM

10. YEEEEEEESSSSSS! Hubby and I have been wanting such a law for a very long time.

Sure would cut down the number of wars, occupations, and all that type of bullshit in a big frickin' hurry, wouldn't it?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 06:23 AM

15. Yes. Instead of that reinstate the draft bullshit. All the draft would do is give

 

the MIC more kids to get killed. The idea that oh, then Americans would literally have their kids' skin in the game so they would stop the wars is either hopelessly naive or wickedly cynical. Nobody in Washington cares what we think until election time - they are starting to get all of their money from CU - and the police, IMO, are actually looking forward to protests.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:43 PM

32. In the old days, the Leader of the Country had to ride into battle ahead of his troops, or

he would not have been considered fit to be a leader.

I'm for the closest relative, but I really wanted to see Cheney and Bush, Rummy and Ledeen and everyone who supported that atrocity over there in uniform fighting hard for what they said they believed.

Well, once it became clear they had lied us into war, I think that's where tall of them should have been sent.

But I definitely agree, those who start wars should have a huge, HUMAN stake in them.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #2)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:24 AM

47. Charlie Rngel has been campaiging for years to bring back the draft. His stated

reason is that the demographic that enlists most is poor people. I support that because Ithink the draft would put a check on wars. So would a war tax, such as the one FDR imposed (part of the reason the Eisenhower era had no problem with guns AND butter, but maybe also part of the reason Truman could go into Korea soon after WWII). Of course, neocons would support neither.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:09 AM

3. I agree, my dear Manny...K&R.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:31 AM

4. Rec...and kick!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 01:38 AM

5. Mahatma Goldstein

Now I really have seen everything.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:02 AM

7. If you've come to fling poo...

 

Please leave and clean up after yourself; this is a protected group for Liberals and fellow travellers.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:05 AM

8. Who apparently consider themselves akin to Ghandi

(I expect that only applies to one member). I didn't realize I'd wandered into a group. And you're right that I'm not a liberal. I'm a leftist. Not only did I not get a pony; I never wanted one, nor do I think anyone needs one of his own. I'll be off now.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 07:35 AM

16. The Gandhi thing was because I was riffing on his quote

 

Perhaps try another group that's not as challenging.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 06:04 PM

40. Buh Bye~!

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #40)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 06:12 PM

41. Going somewhere?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #41)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 06:14 PM

42. Lol, I knew you couldn't stay away

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 06:15 PM

43. You kicked up a zombie thread

You don't want to hear from me, don't respond to my posts. Easy peasy.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #43)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 06:17 PM

44. Lol..! Or you don't have to respond.

 

But that's impossible for you

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #44)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:07 PM

45. Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #45)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:20 PM

46. I own my own company. Right now, just waiting for a online meeting with my Japanese

 

partners. Then giving an online orientation to a new employee.

Oh and figured you could't hold off.

Lol

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 08:47 AM

17. Manny rails against the Wealthy Oligarchs that are pushing the lower classes

 

farther and farther into poverty and you attack Manny. The Third Way is not going to save the lower classes from abject poverty.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:00 AM

6. One of the things that I learned in college

was how to moon the snobby elites. K&R with my drawers down.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:47 AM

9. OUTRAGEOUS!!!

 

- [font size=5]AND I LOVE IT!!!!!

[center]
RIGHT TURNS ONLY
[/font][/center]

K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 04:38 AM

14. LOL

I see you posted this before in GD and skinner removed it without explanation after many records.......careful my friend you and I are in dangerous waters





I don't really care for her logo but the choice of Font was a curious .
decision and chosen for political psychological propagandist reasons. It is dominate, rigid and masculine in its presentation.

The visual language established when designing with type can bring into play not only emotions, but also physical responses

For example by the use of these different fonts



Lubalin has succeeded in making an unpleasant message seem attractive and pleasing.

Typography is used to communicate tone of voice, personality, age, gender and mood, and it can be easily manipulated. If, instead of this serif font that so successfully represents this woman’s personality,




British Battleaxe typographic tea towel design, inspired by the voice of the lead character in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.



Now when we look at the Hillary Clinton Font used what does it tell us about what she is trying to convince about herself?



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:21 PM

20. ....!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:46 PM

33. I love that show! Keeping up Appearances! Lol!

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 05:04 PM

24. She's already saying which direction she plans to

Govern from. She's taking a break from announcing she's a "New Democrat" during acceptance speeches like the last 2 and just telling you flat out from the start which way she's going.



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Response to Phlem (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:49 PM

34. New Democrat was considered by the Third Way/DLC to be so cool. It also implicitly said 'no more of

that leftie, hippy shit'. We are PRAGMATIC, we are TOUGH, we can be WAR MONGERS with the best of them etc.

But after people got a taste of the New Democrats and their policies, it wasn't so cool anymore.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #34)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:17 AM

37. +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #34)

Sun May 3, 2015, 02:33 PM

50. New Democrat--meaning, not like FDR or Truman, 2 of the 10 greatest Presidents ever

on any respectable historian's list, whether the historian is Republican or Democratic.

Not even like Carter who, IMO, is an underrated President.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #34)

Sun May 3, 2015, 09:16 PM

53. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #48)

Sun May 3, 2015, 02:45 PM

51. No kidding, right? ;)

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:59 AM

11. They're not afraid of us nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:09 AM

12. Stay the course is right.




And you are only as good as your last day... or the last 30 yards

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:25 AM

13. A totally righteous rant!

Thanks for the post.

I loved this:

"First they steal your money
Then they moon you
Then they steal your message as candidates, then moon you once elected
Then you win
Unless you let them get away with co-opting your message "

Classy evaluation.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 08:52 AM

18. Right On! Manny. The Populist Movement is gaining traction even if the Third Way pretends

 

otherwise. Currently the Movement is fractured and ignored by both the Third Way Democrats and the Corp-Media. We need to figure out how to get the word out.

This is a good start: https://populism2015.org/the-new-populist-agenda/

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:57 PM

35. I rarely disagree with you Rhett, but the Third Way is NOT ignoring the populist movement.

In fact they have made some rare public appearances, by way of the WSJ eg, where they wrote an OP trashing Elizabeth Warren for her populist views.

I believe one of them said that they had been listening to her, but then decided 'this is too much, she needs to tone down her speech' or words to that effect.

The backlash they got must have scared them even more as they eventually refused to respond to questions about WHY they decided to write such an article criticizing a very popular Senator.

Then they sent out Howard Dean to tell Warren she 'needed to tone it down'. That didn't work either and lost Dean a whole lot of respect. I guess they though we Lefties would be influenced by Dean. Shows how little they know about us ordinary people.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:10 AM

36. Thank you for the correction. I had heard that the Big Banks were trying to shut

 

Sen Warren up, I didn't hear about the WSJ article. This is a good sign. They know we mean business. We need to get the word out better.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #36)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 01:04 AM

38. Here is an OP I wrote when the article appeared, this one is Warren's Response:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12772992

They want her to shut up, the Big Banks and probably now, the Party Leadershop. Which is why Dean was sent out to tell her publicly to 'tone down' her rhetoric.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #38)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 11:05 AM

39. Thank you. I am disappointed in Howard Dean choosing the Third Way.

 

Odd that his brother is championing Sen Warren while Howard has choosen HRC.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #38)

Sun May 3, 2015, 02:47 PM

52. Which "Lessened" Dean in my eyes-Not Warren n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 09:28 AM

19. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

Thank you, Manny! You are absolutely correct.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:27 PM

21. Great Post...and great quote from "Mahatma Goldstein "

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 03:13 PM

22. don't forget "THEY'RE the true liberals, and true liberalism is defined by how much you approve"

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 04:58 PM

23. I'm not comfortable baring my ass in front of Corporate Democrats or Republicans.

They will see it as another chance to fuck a Working Man.



[font color=firebrick][center]The Democratic Party is a BIG TENT, but there is NO ROOM for those
who advance the agenda of THE RICH at the EXPENSE of LABOR and the POOR. [/font]
[/center]


[font size=3]"In politics the middle way is none at all."[/font]
---President John Adams

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 05:07 PM

25. Thanks for that image burned in my head

But you are exactly correct.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 09:56 PM

28. Ouch!

 

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #23)

Sun May 3, 2015, 09:18 PM

54. OMG ...my eyes ...my eyes. Oh the pain.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 05:37 PM

26. I love this post.

 

It was just what I needed.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 07:52 PM

27. Priceless



'And this weekend, A new milestone: our newest always-was Liberal, Hillary Clinton, vowed to search tirelessly for the real killer people who stacked the deck against the 99%. I can't wait to find the bastards."

All I did was giggle....

(Your "outrage" is just like the "outrage" over the bastards who kill Kenny all the time)

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:01 PM

29. Come hither Mahatma Goldstein!

 

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Response to 2banon (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 14, 2015, 10:15 PM

30. Well, Mrs. Goldstein *is* busy tonight, so I suppose that in theory...

 



Hey Jury: do what you must.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:48 AM

31. ssshhhh.... I won't tell if you don't .. ;)

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM

49. "Then they steal your message as candidates, then moon you once elected"

I hear Hillary was against
the TPP before it was cool!?!

And she is uber Lib'rul...

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