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  • “Obama’s Principles”

    I must have unknowingly entered the Star Trek mirror-world, and we are now dealing with “evil” Obama who has principles. Although I just checked the news and it appears that he doesn’t have a goatee. What’s going on?!

  • jgordon commented on the blog post There is No Preparing for Health Care Calvinball

    2014-12-11 15:27:27View | Delete

    You have to admire Jon Walker. He goes to FDL to shill for Democrats time and time again despite knowing that he’s going to get cut down for it every time. Although to be fair to Jon he should know that shilling for Democrats is a lot like shilling for gonorrhea because syphilis is “worse”.

  • Third Way eh? I guess if the corporate mouthpiece of the Money Party is getting behind legalization then it’s a sure bet now. Only question is how will the Republican wing of the Party drag their pot-hating base into it.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Meaningless Human Life in Neoliberal America

    2014-12-07 11:10:59View | Delete

    Systems do not adapt; they die. Since you are already part way to acknowledging this truth, you should start looking into the sorts of useful things we could do today to make life slightly less horrific after the collapse. OK, good luck at NC! But Emptywheel? I just can’t deal with/understand the bizarre sports fetish thing there, so I stopped checking it out.

  • I like how you throw around the word “stupid” so liberally. Are you by chance Mr. Gruber? Or are you just demonstrating the common casual contempt for the people that Democrats have been revealed to have of late?

    I myself used to vote straight Democratic tickets, but would now vote for a Republican over a Democrat just to have the prevaricating, back-stabbing, lying piece of shit Democrats not “representing” me–thanks in no small part to Obamacare. I guess I am one of the “stupid” people you and Mr. Gruber despise so much–you fucked us and now we are stupid because are not properly enjoying the fucking and now your party is being destroyed by all the stupid people out there as a consequence. Jeez who would have thought.

  • Jon Walker’s post alternate between being trite pablum and obnoxious/offensive pablum. This latest piece falls into the offensive category.

    This is all the more puzzling since infrequently Jon shows some recognition (could revealing that be accidental?) that Democrats as a party are hopelessly corrupt and utterly depraved. Could this be a glimpse of the inner struggle of having to say nice, or at least anodyne, things about the status quo elites despite know that they are utterly evil and malignant? I guess that begs the question why there is some motivation to say nice things about them in the first place.

  • People don’t have an economics/monetary problem. They have a political problem. Doing more “stimulus spending” because “debt doesn’t matter” will have the effect of doing exactly nothing to change the fact that the lives of the people are continually getting more miserable than they already are. What will change things is a good house cleaning, [...]

  • Lol. Your posts are always worth a good laugh.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Obama Reverses Pledge On US Combat Role In Afghanistan

    2014-11-24 07:17:58View | Delete

    The US can’t help but endlessly stumble from one self-inflicted trainwreck to the next. Fairly typical as far as failing empires go, though the scale is a bit unusual this time around.

  • “arguable did the prudent thing and called police”?

    If we lived in a just nation the paranoid/snitchy caller, the clueless dispatcher and the mal-trained/trigger happy officer would all be facing murder charges. It’s utterly sick that we live in a country with “people” who do this stuff.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post HHS’s Foolish Decision to Game Signup Numbers

    2014-11-20 16:52:17View | Delete

    Jon Walker: you’ve presented enough evidence yourself on this topic: please just stop running stories where you give the regime and the various Obamatards the benefit of the doubt and instead just start prefacing all of your stories with “Obama and Democrats are known, inveterate liars. Anything any of them say is probably a lie–this includes any kind of data any of them report.”

    If you did that you wouldn’t come off as being so naive you know. Gruber and Obama see the American people as being way too “stupid” to see through any of the transparently obvious lies that these liars tell. We should at least make some effort to show them wrong in that.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Louisiana Senate: Mary Landrieu Way Behind in New Poll

    2014-11-19 17:46:10View | Delete

    I saw the whole pipeline senate thing and I was like…. err she’s gonna lose? It’s not like she’d be any different from the Republican anyway, so I don’t see the big deal here. Two right wingers who hate and want to destroy the environment: one with an R next to his name and the other with a D. Oooh I’m going to go cry because the D environment hater didn’t get in. Boohoo.

  • jgordon commented on the diary post Where To, What Next by Erica Washington.

    2014-11-19 16:50:44View | Delete

    We’re a first world nation? I wonder if that’s true anymore.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Democrat’s Demographic Fatalism Facing Critiques

    2014-11-17 13:17:15View | Delete

    It’s probably inevitable that we’d end up with two parties that are utter worthless trash. I believe the empire will have to collapse before the average delusional citizen on the streets will demand real change. Till then we should all ignore the “democratic” facade of “voting” and “elections”. Right now politics is all a waste of time, and also liable to get you in trouble while the police state is still functional.

  • “Vaporware” is a well known concept in the software/technology sphere. There is a reason why people who understand how science, solar technology, and accounting look at proponents of these kinds of unworkable energy projects as if they are crazy: getting worked up over something (and cold fusion/perpetual motion machines/bigfoot also fall into this category) that has never once been demonstrated to, you know, actually produce a net gain of energy in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

    And for future reference please don’t confuse having a basic understanding of the laws of thermodynamics and a working familiarity with solar technology with being “conservative”. One would truly have to plumb the depths of irrational stupidity to come up with that one.

    By the way, I have actually self-installed solar panels on my residence and took the time and took the time to learn how to correctly hook up the batteries, inverter, rectifier, and various other odds and ends components, as well as how to clean and maintain said equipment. How is it must be for armchair political ideologues who have never so much as touched a solar panel in their lives to wax eloquently about how they will destroy the fossil fuel industry and revolutionize society. I have news for you all: you’re right. Renewable will completely wipe out fossil fuel energy. Because there won’t be any other kind of energy to get on a cost-effective basis. And all we will have to do to make that work is cut our profligate energy waste by about 95% or so. Just think: no more cars. Locally grown, organic food. No more corporations or neoliberal globalization. Should be the wet dream of all the liberals out there. All you have to do to get there is give up on bigfoot fantasies and start planning for the future rationally.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Most Aren’t Going to Use the Insurance Exchanges Correctly

    2014-11-14 12:45:54View | Delete

    “The Affordable Care Act was designed around strongly encouraging people to frequently shop around for insurance.”

    I wonder if your shilling is actually conscious or not? Obamacare was to designed with exactly one principle in mind: to screw people as hard as possible. All the good things it was purported to do were nothing but disgusting lies, as recent evidence has brought to light.

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Remembering Obama’s Biggest Broken Health Care Promise

    2014-11-13 16:42:38View | Delete

    Anyone with a “D” next to his/her name should have the word “liar” branded onto the forehead. You know, just in case there are still a few out there who are still in doubt about it.

    Not saying Republicans are any better, but jeez dems at least don’t pretend to have any sort of moral/ethical/cultural superiority over Republicans.

  • Well, apparently anyone still voting for Democrats *is* stupid. And as there are still a fair number of people out there doing so, it seems that Mr. Gruber is absolutely correct.

  • jgordon commented on the diary post The Democratic Party’s Performance in the 2014 Election by Synoia.

    2014-11-12 20:19:06View | Delete

    I like another theory when analyzing Democratic Party priorities: cui bono. Neither Democrats nor Republicans have any interest in allowing the slightest hint of economic populism into their policies because… all of them in on the scam are being or will be personally and richly rewarded for their duplicity and evilness. I am utterly certain [...]

  • jgordon commented on the blog post Cop Slaps Man Exercising Rights

    2014-11-12 15:40:56View | Delete

    I lot of “people” here would be thrilled if said cop were “legally” able to interfere with the (non)suspect’s right own and bear a firearm. Tells you something about the authoritarian mindset, huh. Even authoritarian control freaks may not think of themselves as such.

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