dmd76

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  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Pope Francis and President Obama

    2013-06-02 11:20:32View | Delete

    You hope for the best for Pope Francis because you choose to ignore his past. He is an easy stick with which to beat Obama when the 30,000 killed in Argentina during the Dirty War, enabled and abetted by a supportive Catholic Church, are ignored. But then, this facile analysis is par for the course at FDL. Please, proceed.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-28 09:17:35View | Delete

    Shocking! You think insults directed at you are much worse than the insults you hurl at others. Also, the idea that others are being literal when they insult, but you are merely being figurative and, thus, less insulting, is awesome. So you know, I don’t think anyone who called you a child actually believes you are a child. If they do, they are assholes for arguing with (what they think is) a child.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-28 08:30:38View | Delete

    Wow, the old “but you did it first” excuse! Be rude, travy. Say what you mean however you want to say it. Just stop being a hypocrite. Don’t insult people and then bemoan the lack of civility.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-28 07:48:01View | Delete

    Your appeal for comity would ring a little less hollow in a comment thread where you didn’t accuse Obama supporters of being a lynch mob who had his “cock in their mouth”. Is it only Obama detractors that get to be rude assholes?

    I will continue mocking those who moralize and then pretend that magical thinking and opprobrium are the solution, regardless of their ideology.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-28 06:52:17View | Delete

    Oh look, a wall of text that doesn’t answer my questions. That said, I agree with you, horrible things are horrible.

    I’ll ask again: How does a third party vote now lead to a better future? Are there third party voting fairies?

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-28 04:28:06View | Delete

    How does that work?

    1) Vote third party
    2) …
    3) Get better future eventually (“not the same shit as today”)

    How far off is this better future? What happens in the meantime? Such sophisticated political analysis deserves to be fully elucidated.

    -dmd76 (a sad Obamatron who makes PillBilly laugh)

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-27 11:15:38View | Delete

    You have no problem calling those you disagree with a “lynch mob”, but “unicorn jokes” are a bridge too far. Such delicate, hypocritical sensibilities.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Chickensoup For The Privileged Butthurt Soul

    2012-09-27 08:28:45View | Delete

    You know how I know Friedersdorf is full of shit? He includes this little bit of sophistry in his article: “At worst, this policy creates more terrorists than it kills”. This idiotic notion, that terrorists are Batmans seeking revenge for their dead families, is the kind of stand-in for argument that gets repeated constantly by these Progressive purists. Is there any evidence at all that drone strikes have a multiplicative effect on the number of terrorists? I’ve never seen it provided, yet this claim is repeated ad nauseum.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-14 06:26:28View | Delete

    deregulation for profits at the detriment of citizens is fascism

    You have no idea what fascism is. In fact, fascism is not “stuff sadlyyes disagrees with”. In a better world, respect for the millions who died because of the real evil of fascism would keep assholes on the internet from tossing around accusations of fascism so lightly.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-13 19:49:36View | Delete

    Hot damn! A little knowledge is a hell of a drug. The Fascist notion of corporatism had nothing to do with establishing policies that advanced the interests of private corporations. Instead, the state itself established corporations that covered different parts of the economy, and then the state controlled those corporations. The economy was thus managed entirely by the state. That’s what was meant by the fascist corporate state.

    If Obama nationalizes the airline industry and then appoints a group of political allies to manage it, I’ll be the first to join you in calling him a fascist. Until then, you’re talking out of your ass.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-13 16:20:03View | Delete

    Have a look.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-13 15:34:46View | Delete

    Maybe you could ask Ms. Hamsher if anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are a constructive use of “pressure and criticism in [ways] that [benefit] everyone.” You seem to have her ear.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-13 14:48:47View | Delete

    I think you meant to respond to my comment, not MNGus. donbacon could be a Zoroastrian Menshevik, I wouldn’t know. What I do know is that no one, not the front pagers, not his fellow commenters, finds his “joke” objectionable in the least. As for my cherry-picking, I read through the comments of exactly one post yesterday, and that’s what I found. From my previous experience here, I know they aren’t out of the ordinary. The FDL front-page comments are a cesspool. These commenters delude themselves into thinking that embracing crack-pot conspiracies and curmudgeonly scolding empty chairs is what “critiquing Obama from the left” is all about.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Two Men Say They’re Jesus, One Of Them Must Be Wrong

    2012-09-13 12:08:11View | Delete

    How’s this for the quaint idealism of the front page?

    donbacon:

    Why wasn’t that Sarkozy in Benghazi?
    Or the Clinton/Slaughter/Rice/Power R2P cabal?
    There’s no justice.

    HA! Nothing like a good “why didn’t the politicians I hate die instead” joke on the day an American ambassador is murdered.

    Not your cup of tea? How about a dash of anti-Semitism from Gaddafi apologist albertchampion? Note that not one of the responses to Mr.champion takes issue with his characterization of the media as “zionist-controlled.” CTuttle, for example, is more offended by his claim that posts on FDL are censored.

    Apparently, the front-pagers can’t be bothered to call out the bullshit in the comments to their posts.

  • Obama made the deal with the Republican leadership to cut Social Security and Medicare, and they like the nutcases they are, rejected it.

    Funny how that worked out, no? The repubs very publicly stated they would not accept any compromise with even one dollar of new taxes, and the President offered a deal that had a trillion dollars of new taxes. It’s almost like it was not a serious offer at all!

    There is plenty of evidence that the drone attacks are leading to more terrorist recruits

    This is a platitude often repeated on fdl without a shred of supporting evidence. This notion that “terrorists” are created by a personal need for revenge is vapid. It ignores the long-term social and political factors that actually motivate said “terrorists”, and turns them into emo assholes.

  • You know what’s like hippie punching? Actually punching hippies.

    A mitchell freedman who had any integrity would have said: “Despite 3+ years of doom and gloom predictions by the real Progressives of the blogosphere, the laws that have passed under Obama have not cut Social Security, Medicare, or, especially, Medicaid benefits. In fact, Obamacare actually increased benefits offered under Medicare, and greatly increased funding for Medicaid. It seems all of our scaremongering has been wrong.”

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Dimes Worth Of Difference

    2012-09-06 10:39:36View | Delete

    So you’re saying a political movement motivated by the teachings of The Secret might fail? Interesting.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Dimes Worth Of Difference

    2012-09-06 10:05:41View | Delete

    Everyone must suffer! If there’s one thing true Progressives™ NEED, its communal pain. What immoral bullshit.

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the Conventions

    2012-09-06 09:28:08View | Delete

    Exactly! Acknowledging Bush’s PEPFAR, a program that massively increased access to antiretroviral drugs in Africa and cut the AIDS death toll by 10% in targeted countries, is exactly the same thing as embracing the Republican platform. Clinton and the Democrats are monsters!

  • dmd76 commented on the blog post Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs in February

    2012-03-09 18:06:01View | Delete

    Joe Blow is hired at AAA Widgets as an office manager. He turns out to be the shittiest office manager ever and is fired. Mr. Blow applies for UI. Unless AAA Widgets decides they don’t need an office manager, they will fill that position with someone else. In this situation, there is a net 0 increase in the number of jobs (the office manager job counts as one job, regardless of who fills it) and 1 more person who is getting UI.

    The BLS number is an estimate of the net number of new positions created. The UI application number is an estimate of the number of people who have applied for unemployment insurance for the first time. People quit, get fired, etc. even in the best of times. Even in a situation where there is full employment, there will still be around 350,000-375,000 new applications to UI per week. It doesn’t mean that the economy is shedding 1.5 million jobs per month.

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