robertarend

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  • I have been a union leader (AFSCME) for nearly all of my working life. Schultz has supported steadfastly my union and all others publicly for at least over a decade. I am a progressive who supports via automatic debit FDL, though the founder, Jane Hamsher, hardly writes a piece here now. And I do think, as Schultz challenged, some of his detractors are nothing more than pathetically envious that his progressive voice is making the big bucks instead of theirs.

    Lets stop eating our own like the Tea Party….

  • robertarend commented on the diary post Affluenza, the New Name for Aristocratic Privilege by Ohio Barbarian.

    2013-12-15 10:57:41View | Delete

    Since these parents confessed to being unfit, and the court agreed that this is so, why not then have ordered Children and Family Services to remove the kid to foster care while the parents are ordered into parenting classes. The courts do this with lower class kids and parents all the time. Why should this [...]

  • robertarend commented on the diary post The Downsizing of the Lynch Mob by robertarend.

    2013-07-21 19:49:25View | Delete

    Perhaps the parents of color should arm themselves and their children with rear-holstered guns in states with “Stand Your Ground” laws. I’ll bet those laws would all get repealed in a heartbeat….

  • robertarend wrote a new diary post: The Downsizing of the Lynch Mob

    2013-07-21 13:01:15View | Delete

    There’s an old axiom unique to our history that what goes around comes back around, that the things we most sinfully covet may be repressed, but will always linger just enough until a future time of revival, under a more tolerably masked identity. An example would be how slavery was outlawed, but, after emancipation, evolved [...]

  • robertarend commented on the blog post FDL Live Blog: White House Correspondents Dinner Swag

    2013-04-27 19:17:22View | Delete

    Nothing like the WHCD to capture the incestuous cavorting of the most well-paid of the national press with the rich and powerful. Later they will all dance together at the after parties while their whoring rots this nation from the inside out….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: I Never Loved A Man

    2013-03-20 22:27:14View | Delete

    26 degrees….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: I Never Loved A Man

    2013-03-20 22:25:16View | Delete

    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”__George Burns

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Twilight Zone

    2013-03-19 22:38:51View | Delete

    Sanford got 38 percent of the vote, but because he didn’t get 50 percent, he’ll have to go into a runoff with his 13 percent closest challenger in April. Colbert got 96 percent of the dem vote….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Twilight Zone

    2013-03-19 22:33:12View | Delete

    Elizabeth Colbert won the Dem primary in South Carolina….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Twilight Zone

    2013-03-19 22:24:49View | Delete

    He knew he couldn’t outrun the size of the mob out to hang him, so he did himself in just to disappoint us all one more time….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Twilight Zone

    2013-03-19 22:21:58View | Delete

    They found our famous groundhog this afternoon, dead from an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Twilight Zone

    2013-03-19 22:14:49View | Delete

    The thing that has nawed at me since the early aftermath days of 911 was the rush by the Bush Administration to shovel millions of dollars at the families of those killed in the twin towers, though I don’t begrudge the money given to those families. But, when has the government ever done this in any act of terrorism here or abroad before 911? It always seemed to me that it was like these wealthy NeoCons were panicking to both wash the incriminating blood off their own hands through gifting all that money, and buy silence from those widowed as a necessary requirement to nip in the bud any calls to scrutinize the Bush Administration’s story of what happened. It’s like for someone who committed some great sin against an unaware other doing some great deed for that other in order to be able to make manageable the guilt for the awful thing done….

  • You know, Mary, the thing that has nawed at me since the early aftermath days of 911 was the rush by the Bush Administration to shovel millions of dollars at the families of those killed in the twin towers. When has the government ever done this in any act of terrorism here or abroad. It always seemed to me that it was like these weathy capitalists were determined to both wash the blood off their hands through gifting all that money and buy silence from those widowed as a necessary requirement to nip in the bud any calls to scrutinize the Bush Administration’s story of what happened. It’s like for someone who committed some great sin against an unaware other doing some great deed for that other in order to be able to make manageable the guilt for the awful thing done….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Drunken Lullabies

    2013-03-17 22:37:12View | Delete

    I’m munching on some of The Sweety’s homemade mac & cheese and a creme-filled chocolate cupcake, washing it down, though, with Vitaminwater….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: Drunken Lullabies

    2013-03-17 22:28:33View | Delete

    “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
    “Oh, you can’t help that,” said Michele Bachmann: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
    “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
    “You must be,” said Bachman, or you wouldn’t have come here.”__ Alice in CPACland

  • robertarend commented on the diary post Ed Schultz and Class Warfare Too Much for MSNBC/Comcast by robertarend.

    2013-03-14 12:21:49View | Delete

    Must make for some interesting bedtime conversation….

  • robertarend commented on the diary post Ed Schultz and Class Warfare Too Much for MSNBC/Comcast by robertarend.

    2013-03-14 11:30:16View | Delete

    I’m old enough to remember when Bill Cosby tried to buy CBS, I wonder how CBS would have evolved had he managed to do that….

  • robertarend commented on the diary post Ed Schultz and Class Warfare Too Much for MSNBC/Comcast by robertarend.

    2013-03-14 09:47:13View | Delete

    Yep, it’s Chris Hayes. Billiant guy, but, as I said about Klein in my replacement guess, Chris is also in the mold of the polite and elite. He also is more cerebral than Maddow, so notch up the long-winded vocal essays and hope to not be lulled to sleep before Rachel….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: September In The Rain

    2013-03-13 22:41:36View | Delete

    Off & on blowing snow that dusted the grass but quickly vanished. Typical mid-March weather for these parts. Bright side: only 7 days till spring….

  • robertarend commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: September In The Rain

    2013-03-13 22:37:32View | Delete

    Been awhile, but I actually did a MyFDL diary on MSNBC’s booting Ed Schultz from 8PM nightly to its Siberia of late afternoon weekends. Being that Schultz’s ratings were second only to Rachel’s,I explore the likely seamly motive for deep-sixing Ed:

    Diary: http://my.firedoglake.com/robertarend/2013/03/13/ed-schultz-and-class-warfare-too-much-for-msnbccomcast/

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