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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
Number of posts: 34,589

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Teddy Roosevelt, almost 40, joined the Cavalry to fight a war

He'd been Assistant Secretary of the Navy, calling for a war against Spain.

When the Spanish-American war did start, he jumped right into battle because he felt that anyone who helped start a war should help fight the thing, too.

What was his problem?

He should have invested his money in the MIC and stayed home.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 11:14 PM (38 replies)

Can anyone tell me what the #%^* just happened?

A few weeks ago we were disengaging from disastrous wars, and cheering a foreign-policy doctrine of "don't do stupid stuff".

Today, we're at war again, fighting ISIS seemingly as a favor to their locals who aren't in the mood to do it themselves, and handing out weapons to people that we kinda hope use 'em against ISIS and not against us. In other words, unbelievably stupid stuff.

How the #%^* did this happen?

What the Hell is going on?

Is it possible for anything to not turn into an utter cluster#%^* these days?

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 04:42 PM (308 replies)

That's exactly the thing!


Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 09:42 PM (1 replies)

Elizabeth Warren: Paper Tiger!

Look people: haven't we had enough of Democrats who say one thing then do another?

As those who keep up with important things know, Senator Warren recently took a few moments off from her unproductive demonizing of good Americans in the financial services industries to discuss a real issue: she talked the talk against the newest most-dangerous-foe-the-world-has-ever-known:

Warren: Destroying ISIS should be 'No. 1 priority'

But today, when given the opportunity to send advanced weaponry to our friends in the Syrian Resistance, weapons that they'll surely use against ISIS and not turn back on America, what did our Massachusetts Liberal do? Of course, she punted:

“I do not want America to be dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, and it is time for those nations in the region that are most immediately affected by the rise of ISIS to step up and play a leading role in this fight,” she said in a statement.

Non! cried Professor Warren. Non!

(OK, it's hard to tell if it was "no" or "non", but it certainly sounds like the French way to vote, mais oui?)

Now, while most of the Lefty media is trying to hide Warren's shameful act by burying it in boring and generic articles about vote totals, the better news media are reporting the thing properly:

Warren draws contrast with Clinton on Syria

Yes! (Not Oui!)

Let's face facts: Hillary's track record, from showing Saddam who's boss to her disgust with not doing stupid stuff, are well known. I think we all have a pretty good idea of how Senator Hillary would have come down on this!

And President Hillary? Once a President is freed from not doing stupid stuff, one can only imagine what will happen when international terrorists goad us into action. It would be @#$%ing epic!


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 09:16 PM (23 replies)

Hillary is Certainly Inevitable, But


Can't you little people get that?

We, the Smart Set, welcome Bernie "Ralph Nader" Sanders to run for president as a Democrat; it can only broaden or national conversation, and strengthen our party. But he must end his nascent candidacy immediately, or else President Rand Paul will surely be sworn in holding Atlas Shrugged or some Aqua Buddha thingy come 1/20/2017.


Third-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 10:29 PM (23 replies)

OK, they suck. But...

Two days ago I asked the question:

Does today's Democratic Party speak for you?

As of today, there have been over 300 votes (amazing!), and the answer is basically a huge "no". Fully 84% of respondents feel that our party as a whole is either disappointing or a disaster.


Next question: Do you agree with the following statement?

"Today's Democratic Party is awful, but it's critical that they beat Republicans in November or else things will get a damned sight worse."

Can I ask a favor? Please keep this kicked so we get a good number of responses, thanks.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Sep 16, 2014, 04:12 PM (48 replies)

Y'all keep laughing at me...

but as I keep saying, Hillary's unlikely to run if Bernie's in the race as a Democrat.

Can you imagine Hillary facing what we saw yesterday on MTP? Bernie wouldn't necessarily win the primaries, but Hillary would look awful trying to defend her record.

I suspect she'd rather go out as a colda-been than a two-time loser.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Sep 15, 2014, 08:27 AM (167 replies)

Does today's Democratic Party speak for you?

I'm not encouraging anyone to switch affiliation - for one thing, there's no better alternative. But I am curious as to how many folks feel at home in our party, vs. feeling like strangers.

As a favor... Please keep this kicked so we get a good sample.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Sep 14, 2014, 01:00 PM (152 replies)

We're not #%^*ed, right?

Remember the AUMF that lets the President do anything, anywhere, to anybody, with no Congressional or judicial oversight, because of Terra!?

The one that people were starting to talk about ending now that al Qaeda has been toast for many years?

I don't suppose we'll, um, need to continue that source of monstrous deeds for many more years because of the new Worst Threat Ever™, do you?

They wouldn't do that. Right? This isn't a setup, right?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 09:35 PM (69 replies)
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