• NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Different Shades of Blue

    2014-07-15 23:05:23View | Delete

    Citizen CT:

    Ah grandchildren, as my mother-in-law used ta say: “If I knew how wonderful grandchildren were, I would have had them first.” Congrats…how old? We got a new one in December, fourth girl and what a hoot!!

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Different Shades of Blue

    2014-07-15 22:53:34View | Delete

    And the killin’ goez on and on and…

    Citizen CTuttle:

    Aloha brother CT…how’s life in paridise?

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

    2014-07-15 10:57:12View | Delete

    Sister Jane:

    I was just a bit concerned that the way your post morphed into political criticism could be seen as standing in front of the wedge that Chait threw at us. I believe that we are in a very dangerous place that is made more dangerous by the fact that there is not one dime’s worth of difference between the Tea Party political elite, the establishment Republicans and the institutional powers that control the Democratic Party. The only analogy I can draw is with Weimar Germany 1930-33. We can’t afford to throw babies out with the bath water in engaging phony social arguments.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

    2014-07-15 10:01:42View | Delete

    Citizen TCU:

    “…Men leading leading a discussion about feminism is like asking teenaged boys about cars…”

    Wonderful simily…I try noy to resemble that remark!

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Demagoguing Feminism for Fun and Profit

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    And the killin’ goez on and on and…

    Citizen Hamsher:

    Thank you for the “bullshit” wakeup call. As a husband of a now retired woman professional, father of 2 young professionals who are also women and with four very intelligent and mind-blowingly beautiful grand daughters, I thank you. Indeed, my youngest daughter is working on her phD dissertation on integrating feminist theory and the medical model of health delivery. She is very familiar, and I must say disappointed with the number of professional academic gatekeepers who are always quick with a gentle, condescending paternalistic pat on the head and a warning that feminism is not a cohesive intellectual or academic ideology.

    Having said that, I am however a bit concerned that in calling out the paternalistic trolls we not get caught in the tar pit of extending political criticism to isolate women who may be working very hard to correct the course of our rapidly rotting politics. Liz Warren is a politician and therefor by definition will not always advance policies or political actions that satisfy all of us. We must be careful that our criticism of her political stances not be seen, however, as an attack on her righteousness as a feminist. My daughter has warned me about falling into that sticky trap.

    I don’t get tangled up in comments here any more but this site is very important to me and to my family, especially your posts, so please consider my concerns as heartfelt.

    Keep the faith but pass the ammunition, there are more of mus than there are of them.

  • Citizen Gosztola:

    “I have seen the enemy and he is us.”

    Keep the faith but pass the ammunition, we are the world’s nightmare!

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Aladdin

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    Brother CTuttle:

    How’s tricks in paradise? You keepin’ body and soul together?

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Aladdin

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    Citizen CTuttle:

    Same old same old around here in the land of felonious governors and batshit crazy Republicans. There are wonderful things happenin’ in counties and some small cities here in western WI were grass roots movements are takin over city councils and county boards and kickin’ the shit outta Koch-sponsored astroturf organizations. I’m waitin’ for some of my brother and sister “boomers” to finally get it and start runnin’ cover for the kids who are workin’ their asses off just to stay afloat and have all they can do to stay one step ahead of the fascist bastards.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Aladdin

    2014-04-18 22:18:47View | Delete

    Sister Suzanne:

    Our newbie just turned 4 months and is a real pistol. It’s great to see your kids have children that fulfill your dreams that they have kids as challenging as they were…my deceased mother-in-law had a bumper-sticker that she turned into a sign over her desk: “If I had known how wonderful grandchildren were I would have had them first.”

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Aladdin

    2014-04-18 22:03:48View | Delete

    Citizen Suzanne:

    Zed!! What’s up Grandma?

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the diary post Pull Up a Beach Chair by Elliott.

    2014-03-15 05:36:12View | Delete

    Citizen Dakine01: We are now on an island off the Gulf Coast of Florida first purchased and developed by the Vanderbuilt Trust. We used to go to Negril when we had jobs and disposable cash but found this place that has over 7 1/2 miles of beach and requires a $50 round trip ferry ride [...]

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Mamma Mia

    2014-02-16 23:16:43View | Delete

    Citizen CTuttle:

    Shit and here I thought I’d go nude ta the taxman…I’m sure he’d agree that it was so outrageous that it couldn’t be worn on the street but I can’t figure the cost. Jesus, are we that far gone??!!!

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Al-Assad, Al-Sisi, Bibi, Erdogan, and House of Saud by CTuttle.

    2014-02-12 22:24:04View | Delete

    Citizen eCAHNomics:

    Yeah, go all the way back to the Battle of Stalingrad…FDR was our last chance to make things right and lead the world out of colonialism and detour around neo-colonialism but he was not immortal and the American fascists just outlived ‘im.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the diary post MENA Mashup: Al-Assad, Al-Sisi, Bibi, Erdogan, and House of Saud by CTuttle.

    2014-02-12 21:58:58View | Delete

    And the killin’ goes on and on and… Brother CTuttle: I never thought that I would live to see the United States make Russia under an old KGB apparatchik look like the liberal leader of the free world to the 3rd world. My God, Obama, Clinton and Kerry collectively aren’t smart enough to fuck this [...]

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Off To See The Wizard

    2014-02-07 23:31:51View | Delete

    Sister Suzanne:

    Thanx dear, was best verdict we could realistically hope for…I hope everyone reads Kit’s current history of techno-OWS. This entire episode does not surprise me and indeed reflects what many of us old unregenerate lefties experienced in our few attempts to share in the OWS movement. TarheelDem has a great comment and the movement, the real movement is never over and can never be killed as long as one person is left who cooks their own breakfast.
    Keep the faith and pass the ammunition if it comes to that.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Off To See The Wizard

    2014-02-07 23:11:59View | Delete

    Citizen Suzanne:

    Just stopped by to find out what the verdict was in NATO3 trial.

  • Citizen maa8722:

    That’s the default if the Nazi apparatchiks in the bat cave don’t get to waterboard him.

  • Citizen perris:

    The importance of Glen’s appearance in this country is to call the question now and not let this fall off the radar for any length of time. This is an election year and the Dems can not let this NSA thing become the driving image for the rest of the year. My bet is on Glen being harassed and pilloried in the press but ultimately callin’ the bluff. If he is arrested the country will blow up.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post The Partisan Alignment Is Almost Complete

    2014-02-06 11:19:20View | Delete

    Citien bluedot12

    I been sayin’ this for as long as this site ha been up and runnin’…and don’t buy into the “third party” chorus because until we get universal suffrage, instant runoff elections and +90% election turnot right down to al local electins 3rdprty movements will only make it easier to shut the whole thing down. Take a good look at 1932-33 Germany and Italy to this day.

  • NorskeFlamethrower commented on the blog post The Partisan Alignment Is Almost Complete

    2014-02-06 10:24:06View | Delete

    And the killin’ goes on and on and…

    Citizen Jon Walker:

    I think that your analysis is more descriptive of the voting population than the elected leadership of the parties. What I have been sayin’ for years now is that ideologically the voting population is divided between fascist and “liberal” and that it doesn’t really matter where the elected officials fall out because the leadership of both parties and the balance of the professional, permanent civil service government represent the corporate oligarchy.

    This is lookin’ more and more like 1933 Weimar Germany every day and the only way forward is to push for democratizing the system. The only cure for a sick democracy like ours is more democracy.

    Keep the faith but pass the ammunition, there is no compromisin’ with fascists or fascism!

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