• andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 14:02:31View | Delete

    Wanting people to vote and be involved in the political process is the attitude of a loser?

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 14:01:37View | Delete

    I’ve never mentioned the Catfood Commission part 2, so I really don’t know what you mean by that.

    Unless you want me to vote for Republicans who support such things to punish the Democrats who support such things, I still need actual candidates who are more trustworthy to be on the ballot or at least with their name out there for me to know they are worth writing in their name.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 13:52:47View | Delete

    I’d say the simple fact is, people need to vote. Simply telling them not to vote for somebody isn’t going to help get people involved in fixing the system. We need people to vote FOR, not more people to add to the list of people to NOT vote for – I’m in SC, and I have plenty of those on the ballot already.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 12:09:58View | Delete

    You can attack me personally all you want.

    Hopefully someone else can avoid such things and actually answer my question of who is supposed to represent us if we keep going after the people closest to our ideals for not being absolutely in lock-step with them at all times.

    We don’t need to be Democrats who compromise every value we hold simply to win, and we don’t need to be Republicans who demand their politicians be only mouthpieces for the loudest and most extreme.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 11:57:35View | Delete

    That’s fine with me. I’ve never enjoyed purity tests anyway, rather than come from the left or from the right.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 11:51:00View | Delete

    If the left was serious, there wouldn’t be an issue since they wouldn’t have elected the people currently in office.

    I just don’t understand the reasoning behind voting out the people closest to your viewpoints in the hope that other people, who are actively moving to the right ideologically, would suddenly start moving to support a viewpoint held by one of their most left-leaning members who was just voted out of office.

    If “the left” truly could create that kind of pull in this corporate and media-controlled landscape, then I’d think challenging Sanders would be a moot point because we would have enough power to challenge ANY member of Congress – such as the ones pulling the debate to the right.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 11:28:02View | Delete

    I don’t believe that.

    The way you are describing this possible effect of Sanders being kicked out of office seems to depend on the majority of Democrats in Congress believing that Bernie Sanders is somehow the strongest and most popular of them all – something I seriously doubt they believe since they continue to race further and further to the right of him.

    The only effect I see a campaign aimed at kicking out Sanders having is to give the media and corporatists in Congress an opening to claim that the far left has no support and to drive the debate even MORE to the right.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 10:45:36View | Delete

    We already had somebody who created Palin’s type of excitement. He made it to the White House.

    Simply having a popular media personality for people to flock to isn’t any different than how things work now, regardless of how much better at debates they are than the opposition. And that certainly doesn’t seem to be what everyone else here is looking for…what that is, I don’t know, other than that it isn’t anything currently existing in national politics beyond the internet.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Bernie Sanders to Primary Obama? Don’t Make Me Laugh

    2011-07-31 10:32:16View | Delete

    I just want to know, if every single name floated as a challenger to the current establishment is not good enough and/or is already compromised, then who are some GOOD choices to vote for?

    I think it’s a pretty serious issue. We here aren’t enough to change the voting landscape in a way that knocks popular politicians out of office, especially if we are going to be going after the people closest to our viewpoints – even if they are compromised by the establishment already – before trying to go after those directly opposed to our views, so how are we supposed to convince other people to vote them out when we ourselves admit that not other person who we could replace them with would be any better?

    We need names. At least one person who wants to run for office and can earn your support.

  • I read fine, and up until you pointed me to that post I thought we were discussing the necessity of phones in searching for a job in the current market.

    But since you apparently see the conversation as some sort of personal attack, I’m gonna go ahead and bow out of it.

  • Not *everyone* needs a cellphone, but I would wonder how exactly someone who is out of work is going to edge out in front of however many people are competing for the same job as them if they can’t even provide a contact number?

  • andronious commented on the diary post Are You A Christian or Are You A Conservative? You Can’t Be Both. by meatballs.

    2011-07-18 12:50:28View | Delete

    If you think that the entire point of the article was to claim that Democrats do not believe in self-reliance and ONLY Republicans do, you have missed the entire point of the article. The point is the fact that supporting a political agenda that is pro-wealth and removes protections from the poor to enable it, [...]

  • How dare the poor take advantage of decades old innovations that can be bought at second-hand retailers for nearly nothing! It is shameful that they would dare to try taking advantage of technologies the rest of us take for granted and couldn’t imagine living without.

    Obviously the only “true” poor are living in tents and cooking road-kill over an open fire.

  • andronious commented on the diary post Peter Schiff, in 2006, on the Great Recession of 2008 (Before It Happened!!) Must See by free market libertarian.

    2011-02-25 11:59:54View | Delete

    Yea, because god knows we can’t learn anything from the past.

  • andronious commented on the blog post Walker Punked By Fake Koch Brothers Call

    2011-02-23 12:57:51View | Delete

    I don’t have a problem with anyone pretending to want contraceptives for underage prostitutes…if they seriously believe the organizations they are lying to knowingly provides contraceptives to support underage prostitution. That is the sort of thing I would definitely expect out of a police sting operation, and even from a serious journalist.

    Now, I DO have a problem with someone doing this and then editing the recording in an attempt to alter conversations to FALSELY claim that the organization supports those kinds of behaviors…but I would have a problem with that even if the original interview was conducted honestly and without misrepresenting who the investigator was.

    This recording so far seems legit and without editing to promote a false account of itself, so I see nothing to tie it specifically with the ACORN/Planned Parenthood sort of things where the intent was purely to misrepresent the encounter.

  • andronious commented on the diary post U.S. Thanks and Encourages Spain to Prosecute Bush Officials by David Swanson.

    2011-02-11 11:50:48View | Delete

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucaI-i26fY

    There’s a clip of it, though you have to make it through a whole lot of Cheney worship by most of the crowd before you get to it

  • andronious commented on the blog post Mubarak Has Stepped Down, Tahrir Square Rejoicing

    2011-02-11 10:05:12View | Delete

    “The formation of new parties in a new manner that reflects new thinking is better for society now at this stage.”

    Ahh…such a true statement for our own country as well.

  • andronious commented on the diary post A Warning for America’s Ruling Classes, from the Soviets by OhioGringo.

    2010-12-13 16:58:20View | Delete

    Well…I guess I chose my words poorly. I meant rebellion against the ruling elite by the general public, not outright revolution or overthrow of the government…

  • andronious commented on the diary post A Warning for America’s Ruling Classes, from the Soviets by OhioGringo.

    2010-12-13 16:47:19View | Delete

    Sure there might not be much sign of real rebellion in America yet…but I honestly believe it’s just a fire waiting for a spark. And the more and more obvious the gap between the needs of the lower classes and the wants of the upper class grows, the faster the fire will burn when the [...]

  • Somebody…please tell me this is a joke?

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/12/152465.htm

    Please? My sense of irony is being overloaded…

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