• anothergreenbus commented on the diary post More Than 180 Voter Suppression Laws Proposed by ThirdandState.

    2012-10-26 19:43:06View | Delete

    Well, since Rmoney and Obama are, for all practical purposes just about the same, what’s the big deal. Who needs elections? Why vote?

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Is Voting for Obama Immoral? by sebastianbennett.

    2012-10-25 20:06:03View | Delete

    I’m assuming that you are joking.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Is Voting for Obama Immoral? by sebastianbennett.

    2012-10-25 05:33:07View | Delete

    Yes OWS was a particularly successful movement. What do you think would have happened under a Koch/Romney Administration? The idea that these two adversaries are identical is on the face of it absurd. And, I have to believe, that only progressives insulated from the crushing effects of electing Romney would engage in this sort of [...]

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Is Voting for Obama Immoral? by sebastianbennett.

    2012-10-24 20:54:08View | Delete

    Because choosing your battles is the smartest way to engage your opponent–neoliberalism. Political posturing (as many do on firedoglake–one of my favorite blogs) is the best way to loose the initiative. Fighting a president Romney (as opposed to another Obama administration) will require much more blood and suffering because the tools of democracy (such as [...]

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Is Voting for Obama Immoral? by sebastianbennett.

    2012-10-24 19:48:04View | Delete

    What we are talking about is narcissism versus pragmatism–or should I say narcissism versus Pragmatism? Obama isn’t perfect. He’s a moderate Republican. A neoliberal even. But if you can’t distinguish between Obama and Romney then you make your own bed.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Hates The Sinners, Loves The Gin

    2012-08-27 15:54:52View | Delete

    Police reported that Rev. Salvatore Cordileone was overheard saying “Hetero’ is fabulous!” before consenting to a breathalyzer test.

  • Biden is saying what Obama wants you to hear…because Obama isn’t planning to deliver just that.
    But still, they ain’t R-money and ly’n Ryan.

  • Good Catholic. Some Christian.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Machines Have Taken Over the Stock Market

    2012-08-02 17:48:03View | Delete

    Machines have take over the stock market. The greedy Wall Streeters are just vassals to the singularity.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Geithner Gives Thumbs-Up to Merkley’s HOLC-Like Plan

    2012-07-26 16:42:51View | Delete

    “Well… you go to war with the financial policymaking overlords you have” –worth the price of admission!

  • “We could have seen education campaigns…We could have seen economic boycotts on Walker-supporting businesses. We could have seen more organizing into broad coalitions…We could have seen an insurgent movement…”

    I have a completely different take on the events of the last year and a half. A large portion of the Wisconsin electorate stood up against massive resources, voting suppression and a corrupt local and national media. They had virtually no support from the national Democrats and surprisingly tepid support for some progressive leaders and blogs. And, despite that, they did a pretty damn good job. They did take back the Senate and that matters. Let’s say it’s a start.

    The idea that the future would hang entirely on this one loss is preposterous–and pathetic. Republicans never take a loss and give up.

    We could have… Well why not just do it? That is what we should learn from the Wisconsin recall. Stop yammering and do it.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Turnout Key Factor in Scott Walker Recall in Wisconsin

    2012-06-02 17:02:58View | Delete

    I know a lot of Wisconsinites are pissed at Obama for not overtly supporting Barrett and the recall effort. I have two thoughts about Obama going AWOL (again). First, Obama’s presence in Wisconsin would have likely increased Republican turnout. After all, he is catnip for tea-bagging ditto-heads. Secondly, through this recall effort, Wisconsin is showing us how to take back our government–no mater who is in charge. It’s high time the Americans stop looking for saviors and start empowering themselves. If Barrett wins, or even comes close, it proves that an informed electorate can overcome boat-loads of corporate cash. Regardless of the outcome, it is crucial for us to recognize this demonstration of self empowerment as the path back to democracy.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post More on the Power of the Bully Pulpit

    2012-05-23 14:41:28View | Delete

    OK. Let’s rename this.
    Bully–not so good. Pulpit? Too creepy.
    How about LEADERSHIP? Yup, that sounds good.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Walkergate: Spinning Out of Control

    2012-04-21 06:33:44View | Delete

    The Koch Bros are corporate gangsters and Walker is one of their thugs. It’s that simple. ALEC is a crime organization.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Bishops Still Want To Take Away Eve’s Apple by Scarecrow.

    2012-02-11 18:15:09View | Delete

    The way I look at it, for a variety of reasons Obama poked the bishops in the eye at just the right moment. Obama’s reasons probably include giving Santorum a bit more juice in the Republican primary. If this move works out and helps Santorum continue his insurgency, it would be 3D chess. And, I [...]

  • anothergreenbus commented on the diary post Obama’s Guiding Principle: Leave No One Accountable by Scarecrow.

    2012-02-09 12:33:23View | Delete

    Well, if we had run a true Progressive in the primary we would have taken a huge step forward applying pressure on Obama and building for a future run at the presidency. But that didn’t happen. We could be now organizing a another party or a insurgent Democratic movement but not many are interested in [...]

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post PIPA Just a Few Votes From Defeat on Cloture

    2012-01-20 07:40:53View | Delete

    Excuse me for answering my own question. The reason they want these laws is because the “content providers” (Sound a lot like “job creators” doesn’t it?) turn green with greed every time they see someone’s video of their cockatoo dancing to a Britney Spears song. There goes a few pennies they could have sucked up–theoretically.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post PIPA Just a Few Votes From Defeat on Cloture

    2012-01-20 07:25:22View | Delete

    You’re probably right. I called Al Franken and let his person know that I did not think he should be supporting this legislation. She said it was good for the economy. I said “Neither you, or I, know the actual details of the legislation, and since Al Franken has received almost 800K from the industries pushing the bills, he should not be involved in promoting them, or even voting on them.” She didn’t like that.

    Today we see that the FBI arrested the people operating Megaupload.com. I guess they actually do have recourse to stop blatant piracy–already. So why do they need these bills?

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post Winner of the Iowa Caucus Will Never Be Known

    2012-01-19 15:44:26View | Delete

    Eight precincts couldn’t be certified.
    Which precincts couldn’t be certified? It would be relatively easy to determine if they were in regions that were likely to go to Santorum. If that is the case, then I smell a Rovian rat.

  • anothergreenbus commented on the blog post January Smithsonian Magazine to Anger the TheoCons

    2011-12-24 14:27:55View | Delete

    Yes, yes, yes. All things not falsified are in a sense taken as faith (conjectural)–Popper. But this religious faith is, by definition, not subject to falsification. And in fact by a perverse inversion in the rightwing brain–proven though its falsification! But you get my point.

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