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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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I love the new meme: FDR Democrats are hurting the 99% by focusing on Snowden

It's a hoot! From the Third-Way prevaricators at politicsusa:

As Republicans Make Millions Suffer, the Left’s Ideologues Obsess Over Edward Snowden

This claim is being made by Third-Way Democrats, the very people who have gleefully disembowled the 99% for a few shekels over the past 20 years, and who have relentlessly claimed that the NSA Spy on Everyone program is actually about Snowden not NSA overreach.


Of course, FDR Democrats are infinitely more concerned about the Constitution than about Snowden, and believe in helping the 99% by helping the 99%, not by cutting Social Security or sending jobs abroad through "free" trade agreements.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jul 28, 2013, 10:14 PM (196 replies)

Did something change on jury selection?

I went for months without being asked to serve on a jury even once. Suddenly, a few days ago it went back to once per day or so.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jul 28, 2013, 07:13 PM (1 replies)

I'm pleased that Snowden's not on the WH secret extrajudicial kill list

That's what Holder seemed to indicate when he told Russia that Snowden woudn't be executed.

But since the list's secrecy is vital to national security, is that just the "least untruthful" thing that Holder could say?

These are very confusing times.

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jul 26, 2013, 09:11 PM (69 replies)

Is it just me?

Or does our country's situation just get more appalling each day?

We're being held hostage by crazy people, and the negotiators are only negotiating for a share of the ransom, not for us hostages.

I can't see how this ends nicely.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu Jul 25, 2013, 10:03 PM (200 replies)

Is it possible to be pro middle class and negotiate the PTT simultaneously?

What do you think?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jul 24, 2013, 05:43 PM (4 replies)

Dave Edmunds honors Larry "Crash" Summers

Celebrating yet another crackup-to-be for Crash as Fed Chairman

"Crawling from the wreckage!
Crawling from the wreckage!
You'd think by now my half a brain would get the messagea,
Crawling from the wreckage!
Crawling from the wreckage!
In to a brand new car..."

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:24 PM (0 replies)

Should a Democrat always disagree with everything a Republican says?

I thought the Republicans were naughty for purposely disagreeing with everything Democrats want.

But now I'm told that because RonRand Paul and I happen to overlap on a few ideas, like the Fourth Amendment being actual law, I'm not being a good Democrat. Even if if I have zero use for RonRand in any capacity.

So... Should I make sure that I always disagree with RonRand Paul? What if RonRand Paul disagree with other Republicans? Should I just refuse to have an opinion in that case?

Help me out here!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Jul 21, 2013, 12:09 PM (159 replies)

Let's ban the word "gun" from DU

Instead, let's mandate the use of "shit multipliers" because that's what many, many guns end up being.

Black kid walking through your gated community? Add a nitwit with a gun and things get horrific.

Drunk and pissed off at someone? Add a gun and it gets many times worse.

Sometimes forget to put things back in their place? Leave a gun around with kids and it gets many times worse.

Feeling depressed and at your wits' end? Add a gun and it gets many times worse.

That's why fewer guns = fewer gun deaths. Henceforth, let's refer to to guns in a way that reminds us of their true essence: shit multipliers.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:30 PM (43 replies)

Jeezes, we need some actual Democrats in office

Reading this morning's news on DU, it's a fucking catastrophe out there. Kids getting killed for Walking While Black, money scammed from kids trying to get an education, the 99% still being economically sodomized, but ginormous torrents of cash are being showered on the 1%.

Every American is being spied on, and the most decent living American President says that Democracy is kaput here.


This is vexing.

We need some help from our elected officials, if they can pull off of Wall Street's teat for a few moments.


First-Way Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Fri Jul 19, 2013, 07:05 AM (110 replies)

Today, finally, Snowden was PROVEN a LIAR!

So some Liberals on DU have been going around thanking "Kremlin Eddie" Snowden for leaking the details of critical government operations. Further, they claim that the White House's NSA is spying on all Americans, collecting every bit of information they can get their hands on in case it's ever needed for a terror investigation, or to persuade Elizabeth Warren to be nice to bankers or else Holder puts her granddaughter in prison for that dime bag she bought.

Of course, knowing Democrats in the know, like myself, have said all along that these "Liberals" are full of crap. The NSA only collects tiny bits of carefully selected material, under the tight control of a well-informed Congress. As The Full Transparency president said:

“When it comes to telephone calls, every member of Congress has been briefed on this program,”
- The Fourth Amendment President

Today, Congress had a little pow-wow with the NSA and guess what - no surprise, we knowing Democrats were RIGHT as we knew all along. Suck it, Liberals!

Here's some telling bits of the discussion:

Congress threatens to curtail surveillance power over NSA phone data: ‘You’ve got a problem’

The sponsor of that bill, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said Wednesday that Congress meant only to allow seizures directly relevant to national security investigations. No one expected the government to obtain every phone record and store them in a huge database to search later.


And unless you realize you’ve got a problem,” Sensenbrenner said, “that is not going to be renewed.”

He was followed by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who picked up where his colleague left off. The problem, he said, is that the administration considers “everything in the world” relevant to fighting terrorism.


Yet one lawmaker, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said some members of Congress wouldn’t have known about the NSA surveillance without the sensational leaks: “Snowden, I don’t like him at all, but we would never have known what happened if he hadn’t told us.”

Proof positive that Congress KNEW, and they APPROVED it. So stop WHINING about the Rule of Law President.

Now, I certainly understand how most readers of this, having smaller minds than we movers and shakers, might misinterpret the quotes above. For example, how could “Snowden, I don’t like him at all, but we would never have known what happened if he hadn’t told us.” actually mean the good Senator did know about this all along, and did heartily approve of it all along?

It's like this: remember back when you were back in school, taking advanced math, and things always seemed to have minus signs in front of them for reasons you couldn't fathom? You thought the answer was 7, but you were WRONG because you're dumb, and the answer was really -7? The REAL game in Washington is like that: everyone in these hearings says the OPPOSITE of what they mean.

And don't get me started on "Benedict Arnold" Nadler. Nadler used to weigh a lot more before his cowardly gastric bypass surgery, and everyone knows that overweight people have poor hygiene, so Nadler probably just has sympathy for "Not in Morales' Plane That We didn't Force Down" Eddie Snowden who's rumored to go AN ENTIRE WEEK without cutting his fingernails. Ugh!

So, let this be the end of this sordid affair. Snowden will soon be frog marched to a solitary where he'll sleep naked without sheets and fully illuminated at all times. And all the Liberals will soon join him, once we finish analyzing their phone calls.

Remember! Big Brother is not really watching, although they see you in the corner of their eye, except they do watch when you're looking the other way but they look away when you look back at them.


Third-Way Manny

Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:46 PM (216 replies)
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