• liberalarts commented on the diary post Today 3PM (CST): Shut Down #HomanSquare – @Chicago_Police Black Site by wendydavis.

    2015-02-28 16:44:22View | Delete

    “psychotic” is too charitable: it assumes he doesn’t know right from wrong, the definition of insanity. Jon Burge is psychopathic: he’s completely sane, he knows right from wrong, he doesn’t care. And imagine what he’s like at home. Psychopaths don’t drop their psychopathy at the door. Here’s the thing about police: they run the areas [...]

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 19:30:39View | Delete

    Funny that.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 19:28:48View | Delete

    The repubs have long needed the dems as front men for the corporatist agenda and the dems are spectacularly good at canoodling their base while passing the corporatists’ bills all the while flailing and wailing about the repub assault on social programs so the dem base gets the idea the dems hearts are in the right place. They just can’t stop those damn repubs!

    The current mess in dc is exposing the game, tho it’s doubtful the tribalists will notice: the repubs can’t function well without their dem front. Together the dem majority and repub bashi-bazouks have successfully moved the country rightward and backward. The repubs need a dem majority to be most effective.

    I’ve taken to writing in myself when I can’t find a ballot line candidate to vote for. My current senators are menendez and booker, rep is the truly execrable donald norcross. norcross almost makes rob andrews look respectable. Choices, choices!

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 13:48:54View | Delete

    You’re forgetting the inimitable dixicrats. There have always been bugs in the flour.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 13:47:26View | Delete

    You’re forgetting the inimitable dixicrats. There have always been bugs in the flour. The right wing dems and right wing repubs have always voted together to crash ameliorating legislation. Probably as old as human nature.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 13:35:49View | Delete

    They do, actually, but not the sort of things they can discuss publicly.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Democratic Party Goes Soul-Searching

    2015-02-23 13:28:44View | Delete

    Perfectly put!

  • chrisco is very articulate, very fluent, very quick, and very shallow. What comes of very limited concern, his own advancement.

  • Name one. I’ve lived in NJ for almost 50 yrs and I can’t think of one democrat in high place in New Jersey, schmuck, who would like to “butcher that pig.” NJ well placed dems are in chrisco’s back pocket, right next to his state funds filled wallet. chrisco is an old fashioned political boss, just like the dems he’s bought off. And

  • “The university says publicly that its decision was not based on donor pressure …” Snicker.

  • Some of the american public may believe the two ps of american foreign policy are peace and prosperity but the p goals are power and profit. As conceived by washington and the mic, peace and prosperity would be disastrous for power and profit.

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

    2014-12-11 17:47:57View | Delete

    I am regularly on DKos and there is no one, NO ONE, on that site as hysterically vile as TBogg. I can’t imagine Kos tolerating anyone so baldly insulting. The point of any site, I would think, is to attract, not repel.

    I concur that DKos has some obot/dembot FPers, but is not as uniformly group think among the commenters, who can be a heartily, and healthily, contrary lot. I believe we’re hard wired for tribalism and political affinity is the proof.

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

    2014-12-11 16:47:25View | Delete

    No offense, Nat, but I believe Jon is Jane’s kinder, gentler choice to replace TBogg. TBogg was supposed to provide “balance.” What he actually provided was bile, and slut slamming vocabulary. But, in any case, this site is the domain of Jane Hamsher and no one appears here without her approval.

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

    2014-12-11 15:28:39View | Delete

    I believe Jon is Jane’s kinder, gentler Tom Boggioni, TBogg.

  • liberalarts commented on the diary post The Economic Agenda for America: A Commentary by letsgetitdone.

    2014-12-07 18:46:54View | Delete

    http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2011/07/31/bernie-sanders-to-primary-obama-dont-make-me-laugh/

    Jane put paid to Bernie Sanders three yrs ago. As did several pieces on counterpunch. Bernie Sanders is the dem designated dog and pony show. With, if reports are correct, dual citizenship, america and israel. C’mon, already.

  • I reckon this blows sky high as people who think they have insurance try to use it. And realize they can’t pay for even the little med access they used to have out of pocket bc their insurance premiums ate their pockets.

    Would someone pls explain how dimwit one has to be to believe Medicare is not a government program? There are burnt out bulbs who believe that. What the hell do they think is financing it? I’m not on top of every government twist and turn but Jeez, Louise, Medicare has government stamped all over it. The cards look just like SS cards. If we’re not the dumbassest species in the history of the world, show me what is. I bet it didn’t last long.

  • Accoding to Lambert at nakedcapitalism, the backend of the exchanges is/are still broken and submissions are being processed by hand, which would account for, yes?, your issues. Also by design, I’m thinking.

  • “Bad design” from what perspective? Let’s stop with the incompetent dems meme: the dems got what they wanted, it’s a feature not a bug, they’re entirely competent in the service of their paymasters.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post What Focusing on the Economy Could Have Looked Like

    2014-12-04 16:09:07View | Delete

    Everything about obama that matters is white.

  • liberalarts commented on the blog post Things are Not Looking Good for Mary Landrieu

    2014-12-03 11:23:29View | Delete

    It would mean a new constitution, or something like. The problems with re-constituting a national governing blueprint are many, special interests and single issue interests being just for starters. We know, don’t we, how aggressive both those groups are at pursuing their interests and how likely to pack the constitution commission? My first step is an amendment to term and age limit SC appointees: 12 yrs or 75 yrs old, whichever comes first, not to serve less than five yrs when appointed. Second step is direct election of presidents/vice presidents. Someone on here argued that would give latitude to game the system. Oh, so the system isn’t already game-able and hasn’t already been gamed? History says otherwise, but don’t let the historical facts get in the way of a self-serving argument, I say.

    Given the difficulties built into the system to slow change, which I see as a very deliberate obstacle to overturning the supremacy of a self-appointed planter/merchant elite, we’re probably planting trees we won’t get to sit under. Some of the women who started the suffrage movement never got to vote. Tho it must have been discouraging, it didn’t deter them.

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