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  • lol. How many years have these “liberal” comedians been giving the wingnuts the business? Many. What’s come of it? Precisely nothing. Sadly, No! and people like TBogg who are still carrying on with this tired act aren’t serious about affecting positive change in this country. FDL isn’t serious about it either. If they were they would be using every fucking column to organize and promote a sustained protest movement.

    “Kick-ass activism”… now that’s truly funny.

  • How the hell is dumb shit like this still making the “front page” of FDL? Fools who still think pointing out the idiocy of wingnuts will make some sort of difference. Hey TBogg why don’t you take your tired act over to Sadly, No! where you and those fools can forever write the same, tired, sarcastic bullshit about even bigger fools who WILL NEVER CHANGE.

    October2011.org is coming up. People are actually trying to make something happen. You? Your act is fucking tired.

  • blink commented on the diary post Obama Advisors Feared a Coup If the Administration Prosecuted War Crimes by RogerShuler.

    2011-09-07 19:12:02View | Delete

    With regard to Obama I can see it easily being both. He is both a coward and a willing member of the establishment elite. The two are not mutually exclusive.

  • blink commented on the diary post Obama Advisors Feared a Coup If the Administration Prosecuted War Crimes by RogerShuler.

    2011-09-07 19:05:46View | Delete

    How is this not “front page” on FDL!? What a fucking joke this place is.

    While Obama may have been a coward initially, he has since demonstrated his own war-criminal credentials. So, if what this Dean of the Berkeley Law School says is true, Obama is both a coward and now a willing participant. Shitbag.

  • blink commented on the diary post Wisconsin and the Case of the Dogs That Didn’t Bark by Scarecrow.

    2011-08-11 08:51:09View | Delete

    Sorry? Did you read my entire post?

    If the people of Wisconsin truly wanted to “fight back” they would begin to organize with the intention of writing their own laws which would get the money out of the election process and change the nature of elections in their state and they would also plan/coordinate acts of [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Wisconsin – Democrats Come Up Short, but Don’t Score it as a Flat Loss by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-11 08:16:34View | Delete

    I’m sorry, I often forget that people can’t think for themselves.

    Here’s an idea that is infinitely better than electoral engagement incrementalism. Infinitely better if for no other reason than it doesn’t involve us lying to ourselves and each other:

    http://my.firedoglake.com/somethingthedogsaid/2011/08/08/the-people-are-angry-how-do-we-harness-that/#comment-272911

  • blink commented on the diary post Wisconsin – Democrats Come Up Short, but Don’t Score it as a Flat Loss by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-10 09:46:03View | Delete

    This is pathetic. It is a loss but NOT because enough Democrats didn’t get elected. IT IS A LOSS BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL THINK ENGAGING IN ELECTIONS ARE A VALID, WORKABLE AVENUE FOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGE. THAT is the problem here. That people STILL think that voting in elections within a gamed election process is an avenue [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Wisconsin and the Case of the Dogs That Didn’t Bark by Scarecrow.

    2011-08-10 09:13:49View | Delete

    If you’re looking for new leaders, look to Wisconsin and other states under siege, where working people understand what’s going down and aren’t afraid to fight back.

    No, what this should tell people once and for all is that engaging in an electoral process that is so corrupted by the influence of money is NOT “fighting [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Fourth Meltdown at Fukushima by lobster.

    2011-08-10 08:51:22View | Delete

    Lobster, thanks again for the response. Ok so you are saying that that is not a harmful amount of radiation and nothing to be really worried about then? That the guy is over hyping it because he doesn’t really know what levels are harmful an what levels aren’t? I guess I would think that when [...]

  • You really are clueless. Yeah destroying “their own neighborhoods” is stupid, sure. If they are going to engage in violence then what they should be doing is heading down to the financial district and dragging the MOTU out of their highrise offices and kicking their asses and then burning those buildings to the ground. And then to house of commons to do the same. But let me clue you in to two things… 1) when it gets to this stage there isn’t a whole lot of thought going into it, it’s mostly rage and 2) in most cases the authorities are perfectly willing to contain them by letting them “vent” in their own neighborhoods.

    Go back and watch the post Rodney King verdict riots in LA. See where the police decided to draw the line. They basically didn’t attempt to stop any of it until it looked like the rioters might find their way to the where the rich and comfy reside and do business.

    And as for Kevin using the King quote. It is absolutely applicable. The fact that you don’t understand why doesn’t change that.

  • blink commented on the diary post Fourth Meltdown at Fukushima by lobster.

    2011-08-09 19:21:06View | Delete

    Thanks for the reply Lobster. Speaking of “tracking the plume,” what do you make of this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXh8vsedMtA

    (Thanks to whoever it was down thread that told me about these videos.)

  • blink commented on the diary post Fourth Meltdown at Fukushima by lobster.

    2011-08-09 13:37:38View | Delete

    “Plume”? Was it just that? Is that what has happened – there have been short bursts or plumes of radiation that have escaped and things then subside or is it an ongoing leak? I am honestly asking. I know so little about the aftereffects. Lobster, is there a web site that is dedicated to tracking [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post The People Are Angry, How Do We Harness That by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-08 12:13:10View | Delete

    “If the TeaPartiers can take over the GOP, why can’t Progressives make a run at taking their party back?” The Teanutters haven’t taken over the GOP. This is a complete fallacy. They have been co-opted by the GOP. What have they won? Precisely NOTHING that wasn’t already something that was ok with the establishment oligarchs. [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Pissed Off People Planning to Protest – October 2011.org Led Protest, Can It Work? by Big Al .

    2011-08-08 11:49:06View | Delete

    The hell it isn’t possible to accomplish. The hell it isn’t. People want to KISS, then they should do so. Plan ahead and explain to people why, SPECIFICALLY, they should be there. Why they should want to. Not some amorphous “until the wars have ended and we make the world a better place.” How many [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Pissed Off People Planning to Protest – October 2011.org Led Protest, Can It Work? by Big Al .

    2011-08-08 11:27:24View | Delete

    Sorry I guess I should have qualified my assertion by adding “many.” Jeebus, this is a stupid thing to argue about. You aren’t actually suggesting that no one will get demoralized and go home if they feel the demands are unachievable and the protest is not organized sufficiently are you? Encouraging people to join the [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post The People Are Angry, How Do We Harness That by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-08 11:03:12View | Delete

    Horseshit. “Incrementalists” keeps the issue (whatever it is) alive. THAT is the “achievement” of incrementalists. And that is valuable. No question. However, real, significant progress and change comes in fits and starts and is brought about by those who are willing to take action. Full Stop.

  • blink commented on the diary post The People Are Angry, How Do We Harness That by Bill Egnor.

    2011-08-08 10:57:27View | Delete

    I can’t believe anyone is still reading/listening to you Bill. I really can’t. ENGAGING IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, AS IT STANDS NOW, NO MATTER HOW YOU DO IT, IS NOT A SOLUTION. You want a solution? Organizing REAL activism is a solution. Sustained direct action and civil disobedience is THE solution. Something like October2011 is [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Pissed Off People Planning to Protest – October 2011.org Led Protest, Can It Work? by Big Al .

    2011-08-08 10:45:11View | Delete

    “Let us begin by demanding Obama’s immediate resignation and refusing to disperse and go home until he submits and leaves town forever. We can work out the rest of the details when we get to DC and meet with our fellow citizens.” Change that to demanding the resignation of everyone but maybe Bernie Sanders and [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Pissed Off People Planning to Protest – October 2011.org Led Protest, Can It Work? by Big Al .

    2011-08-08 10:40:29View | Delete

    How bout you go and put them in their place instead? When Al Gore wants to take over, shout him down. Let him know the bandwagon activism for notoriety won’t be tolerated. That we don’t want or need his kind of establishment leadership. If he wants to pitch a tent and be a face in [...]

  • blink commented on the diary post Pissed Off People Planning to Protest – October 2011.org Led Protest, Can It Work? by Big Al .

    2011-08-08 10:30:38View | Delete

    “We need to cut the oligarchy at the knees. That’s control of the money and the massive military they use for global corporatism and financial rule. I’m not sure going to D.C. with these lists of demands coming from the same old people is going to do it.” Big Al. Your worries/concerns are VERY valid. [...]

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