Desider

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  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 14:00:40View | Delete

    If you’re that big a Neanderthal, perhaps you should just go to night school & read up on the matter before you make an ass of yourself. No, there’s no good reason to compare Lindsey Lohan and Hillary Clinton – fail yet again.

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 13:59:21View | Delete

    Okay, that piece of “reform” didn’t actually happen, but 1) TANF switched cash payouts to services for the needy, 2) Bush enforcement practices mirrored the anti-welfare nature of his proposals, 3) subsequent Bush budgets steadily killed these services except for “faith-based initiatives”, in short slashing available support – including the draconian 2006 budget . More links on [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 12:22:19View | Delete

    By the way, cut the “whore” bit when talking about women in politics – you sound like a cracker Neanderthal, whatever sex you might be.

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 12:21:02View | Delete

    Name a single leader you can’t somehow call a war criminal. Of course if Hillary’s a war criminal, then Obama’s a war criminal, and McCain would be a war criminal if he had executive power, and Cheney/Bush/etc/ are all, and Romney would certainly abet, and…

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 12:18:29View | Delete

    Powers was a hero to some at the time. Ironic now, eh?

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 12:17:05View | Delete

    Interesting – did I say anything positive about her, or did I just tell people to quit being vapid and misleading?

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 08:42:18View | Delete

    Yeah, I remember when Samantha Power called Hillary a “Monster”. How’s Sam doing now? How’s that Obama peace dividend paying off?

    Enough empty slogans – maybe get real and factual for a change.

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 08:40:18View | Delete

    I’m not asking for lowered expectations. I’m just asking to get basic facts straight. Example – blaming Hillary for welfare hardships instead of Bush: (Google “Bush welfare reform”, t’ain’t that hard) April 15, 2002 President’s Welfare Reform Reauthorization Plan— Fiscal Effect on California President Bush’s welfare reform reauthorization plan, Working Toward Independence, proposes substantial changes [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 01:16:14View | Delete

    The title “Clinton dynasty” lets you know it’s headed into bullshit terrain. Welfare reform was actually a reasonable fix to an entrenched problem in 1996. What liberals can’t for some fucking reason remember is that Bush changed the work rules from 30 hours a week to 40 around 2002. If we’re so bad at memory, [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ukraine Elections Setup Showdown Between West And Russia

    2014-10-29 08:43:26View | Delete

    Correction: half of 2 eastern oblasts didn’t vote. While almost half of Donetsk oblast’s people live in Donetsk metro area, Luhansk is much more spread out.

    You can see the division of both oblasts here
    (actually the separatists control around 1/3 of each region – they held more back in June).

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-26 12:59:38View | Delete

    Regarding our disastrous Middle East “policy”, I’d sadly have to agree.

    Re: Ukraine, I don’t find him credible at all – whether no troops in Crimea or no arms for separatists or convoy carrying “humanitarian aid” – even though I will agree that Russia has obvious strategic interests that we shouldn’t just ignore.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-26 07:39:03View | Delete

    Jane – you miss the point. Putin isn’t a lunatic – he’s a very clever ex-KGB apparatchik who’s now head of Russia and swallowed up part of a neighbor (and demolished Chechnya). He’s a liar, he’s a cruel son-of-a-bitch, and he’s into Russian expansion and personal embezzlement. Now you can make similar claims about Obama [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-25 12:03:54View | Delete

    Words are lovely, but here’s Putin’s war budget – heavy military, police & intellilgence spending the last 4 years while cutting social, health and education.

    Follow the money, not the self-serving bullshit. (yes, that goes for the US as well)

  • Desider commented on the diary post Russia Today Releases MH-17: The Untold Story by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-25 04:35:08View | Delete

    So Mr. Putin announced he was behind the “little green men” in Crimea and now announces he helped Yanukovych – but you don’t think he’s pulling any other strings, that separatists built their own tanks, and you’re comfortable building up the conspiracy theory that the Ukrainian government’s so evil it would set up a deliberate [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-19 00:18:02View | Delete

    The “oligarchy” has certainly shown qualms about sacrificing innocent people, and let Crimea go without a shot so that it wouldn’t turn into a bloodsport. Oh, and they arranged a ceasefire – isn’t that “having qualms”? Their campaigns in Donbas with civilian casualties have been on the whole much more careful and much less bloody [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-18 12:31:16View | Delete

    Two funny – 2 planes came up on both sides & fired in to kill the pilot? What is this, the Valentines Day Massacre with Al Capone? The Godfather? surprised they didn’t garrote him – was the windshield kicked out? BTW – expressions like “showed up while the wreckage was still smoldering” shouldn’t be taken [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Affordable Care Act Is Not Working Better Than Anyone Expected

    2014-10-09 21:36:16View | Delete

    All this noise and money has been over 6 million uninsured?
    Jesus, just buy them all free lunch. And pie.
    Color me McKayla.

  • Desider commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 9 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-09 21:31:07View | Delete

    So there’s no free lunch after all?
    If a company fracks in the woods and nobody sees it, did it really frack?

    Good collection – I like your “Vlad the Impaler” retrospective – think he’ll ever come out of the closet, or we’ll just have to speculate as to how manly is his manliness?

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 11:37:29View | Delete

    Tell your colleague that brought in “Eric Schmidt cooperates with the likes of Hilary anyone who gives $5 billion to Ukraine Nazi’s,…” – he/she’s a long way from discussing Google’s behavior with hoovering personal data.

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 03:33:04View | Delete

    You & Assange said everything that needs to be said, thanks. Re: Ukraine, I think the left is killing their credibility by joining in the Putin lovefest, and repeating demonstrably misleading claims like this $5 billion towards the coup just makes them look ridiculous and mendacious. Kinda like when Assange parses Eric Schmidt’s comments and [...]

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