• Thanks (as always) for your unvarnished take on this, Jane. I’ll just add that when the Democrats succeed in doing that, any lingering leftism that might still exist in the party today (and there ain’t much) will be completely gone. Lessig is a another Dem party enabler and when one looks at whatever he undertakes [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post A Stamp for Pearl by KateCA.

    2014-07-04 09:17:38View | Delete

    God, I miss her. Thanks Kate.

    Combination of the Two. Ball and Chain. Piece of My Heart.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 17:49:14View | Delete

    When Sandy hit NJ I was just leaving NC headed west. I stopped first in Detroit and within one day they had rain and high winds. By the time I got to Chicago, they were surfing on Lake Michigan.

    Yeah – systems are bigger and holding together like never before.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 15:42:12View | Delete

    The new track projection has the center of Arthur passing 13 NM east of Emerald Isle NC around 10 p.m.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Left Candidate in 2016? by Green_Liberal.

    2014-07-03 15:38:19View | Delete

    > The other problem of course is that when you build real electoral power that is an alternative, like Eugene Debs, they find a way to put you in jail.

    Funny. Because it’s true.

    And if you should succeed in taking over the Party, they’ll sabotage your candidacy.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Left Candidate in 2016? by Green_Liberal.

    2014-07-03 15:35:48View | Delete

    Yup. The appropriately monogramed BS is a Dem Party security guard: When partisans consider leaving the reservation for an indie or Green, he redirects them. Any candidacy he undertakes – and don’t hold your breath – will have that aim. Same for Warren.

    You heard it here first.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Hurricane Arthur by cmaukonen.

    2014-07-03 15:29:49View | Delete

    The outer rain band is just coming in now. Pamlico County, NC. NHC says 70 percent chance of hurricane-force winds.The humidity has been crazy all day and our last glimpse of sun was about 90 mins ago.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-03 07:07:10View | Delete

    There is nothing extraordinary about it, and it’s no claim, TD. I witnessed it in DC, NPA liaisons did in MN, CA, and elsewhere. None of which is meant to detract from the great work you (or they) – or thousands of others who believed in the promise of Occupy did and tried to do. [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-03 04:09:56View | Delete

    Thanks, shootthatarrow.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-02 17:40:19View | Delete

    > The few shreds that might have been left, I should add. Indeed you should :) The only issue I have with making a big deal of anything the Supreme Court does – okay, the second issue, after its total irrelevance – is how partisans use it as their “final proof” that the two-party system [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-02 17:34:55View | Delete

    Wow. The last time I saw “Network” was in the theater during its original release. Thanks for refreshing my memory!

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-02 15:17:17View | Delete

    Exactly – but even if HL’s investments or convictions were in line with their claim, it shouldn’t matter. Doing business in the U.S. means doing business under U.S. law, and doing business under U.S. law means respecting – indeed, defending, even if it runs counter to personal convictions – the separation of Church and State. [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The United States is a Failed Experiment by Anthony Noel.

    2014-07-02 15:12:52View | Delete

    Thanks Isaiah. Much appreciated.

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: The United States is a Failed Experiment

    2014-07-02 10:36:51View | Delete

    ThumbnailCapitalism is endemic to the American way of life. Since the earliest days of its founding, the United States has valued, praised, and encouraged “free enterprise” as a hallmark of individual initiative and a key element in citizens’ rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ” Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby is the last nail in [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Dear Son: I’m Spinning In My Grave by Anthony Noel.

    2014-05-19 17:49:52View | Delete

    Yes, Glenn Greenwald concurs on Baquet, and pulled no punches (nor made pinches!) in his assessment of the firing’s likely outcomes.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Dear Son: I’m Spinning In My Grave by Anthony Noel.

    2014-05-19 13:30:53View | Delete

    I get that, BearCountry. It is a shadow of what it once was; but in context, the fact remains that for thousands of hard-nosed young women who aspire to “afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted,” Artie’s act – which, we now learn, seems to have resulted from an ultimatum to Sulzberger from a disgruntled, backstabbing [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Dear Son: I’m Spinning In My Grave by Anthony Noel.

    2014-05-19 08:26:38View | Delete

    Indeed. A position at the late, lousy, self-described S.O.B. Neuharth’s McPaper is even too good for Pinch, a man who would have served mankind far better asking patrons, “You want fries with that?”

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: Dear Son: I’m Spinning In My Grave

    2014-05-18 13:50:11View | Delete

    ThumbnailArtie: A message from the ancestors of NYTimes publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr What the hell are you thinking? Is your memory really that short? Your male pride that excessive? Or your desire to become the pet of the government that irresistible? I gotta tell you, Junior. When the rumors first surfaced up here on Wednesday, I had [...]

  • “Forward” is a wonderfully misleading word. It’s a way of saying you’ll take the course you consider to be positive without defining it. Here in my little East Carolina town, we have clueless mayor, a man-child really, whose only claim to fame is bloviating on the radio for hours about the town’s NCAA Div1 football team – whilst simultaneously decrying the “intellectuals” who teach there – while ALSO proudly saying he’s an alumni! Guess where he wants to move the town?

    Forward!!!!!!!

    Just don’t ask for any specifics.

  • She is scheduled to speak at the commencement at Wake Forest next week. I hope she takes the opportunity to disembowel the Ole Boy Club – and what better state than North Carolina in which to do it!

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