• Anthony Noel commented on the diary post NPA Candidate Rankings: 2014 by New Progressive Alliance.

    2014-11-05 05:37:25View | Delete

    Thanks STA.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The Progressive Presidential Primary by Cenk Uygur.

    2014-11-04 19:51:43View | Delete

    I was thinking the same thing. The diarist does a drive-by (if he actually posted it himself in the first place), and we’re like moths to the flame(out).

    :)

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The Progressive Presidential Primary by Cenk Uygur.

    2014-11-04 17:44:15View | Delete

    Oh, never mind Cenk. I thought you might HAVE ACTUALLY COME BACK HERE to see what people thought of your idea. Clearly, you don’t care. The Party won’t let you.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post The Progressive Presidential Primary by Cenk Uygur.

    2014-11-04 17:40:41View | Delete

    Al – Gore? Al Gore??? AL. GORE.????????

    What the fuck does Al Gore have to do with PROGRESSIVISM????

    I think somebody’s smoking the good stuff, alright, Cenk. You might want to take a peek in the mirror.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the blog post Late Night: Why Not Let Them Go?

    2014-10-27 03:56:04View | Delete

    This diarist never changes her narrative, even when reasonable doubt exists. It is always always always slanted toward the government line – provided the government in question is “headed up” by her party (in quotes since in truth neither corporate party is setting any policy in this country; the ones funding their quadrennial dog-and-pony show are).

    If the other half of the two-headed monster that is the Uniparty were still in the WH and these incidents had occurred, we’d likely be graced with “analysis” stating how these were isolated events having nothing to do with anything but a couple of Canadian loonies (pun intended, for those familiar with the currency), in an effort to counter GOP claims of increasing domestic threats. But the fact that it’s Obama “in power” and making the same claim is enough for the diarist, for whom it justifies our completely unjustifiable escalation of involvement in “the fight against ISIS” – an enemy conceived, supplied, and perpetrated by the same masters Bush served, those Obama now does.

    Admitting all this would, of course (and at long last) fully expose for what it is the illusion of either party’s control over anything, a kabuki whose eddy even now, two years before the next performance of “Our Democratic Process” (don’t miss out, folks, tickets are going fast!) is sweeping up those who believe Snowden’s a traitor (instead of a hero); who believe there actually is a U.S.-led “war on terror” (versus a U.S.-led, NATO-funded, defense industry-perpetrated, propaganda-driven war on the world’s populace designed to induce fear of terrorism around every corner); and who, interestingly, and despite their “differing” party affiliations, find themselves increasingly agreeing with each other that war, in this case, is actually pretty okay.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are football helmets as protective as they look? by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-09 11:38:51View | Delete

    Absolutely, women’s hockey is terrific. The NHL is taking half-measures, and the longer it does so, the better the odds it will lose the eventual lawsuits that result. Stupidity on a level hard to fathom – even for a nitwit like me ;)

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are football helmets as protective as they look? by Crane-Station.

    2014-10-08 18:33:00View | Delete

    I love ice hockey (and Canada). It is great game where hits to the head were virtually unknown before the helmet’s introduction in the early 70s. Players knew and respected their peers. As the game has become increasingly more armored and rule changes have made it faster, more and more young pros are sustaining potentially [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Changes to MyFDL by Jane Hamsher.

    2014-09-18 09:32:55View | Delete

    Thanks Jane. Your concerns about this community’s members and dedication to making sure we are aware of changes in advance is one of the things that makes FDL special.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-13 04:04:39View | Delete

    I enjoyed the Salon on the PB Book! Congrats again.

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 08:43:42View | Delete

    Seems to me you’re picking a non-existent bone. Our invasion and subjugation of the lands with vast stores of fossil fuels – lands sovereign and in which we have zero right to be – is not a propagandistic creation. It’s reality, and it’s why we are hated. Now, if you are claiming that ISIS itself [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 08:32:37View | Delete

    Well, there are some good Progressive indie and alt-party choices in several places, but I must say, the swelling interest in Libertarianism is both frightening and batshit crazy. But it will be fun to watch. :) I still owe firepups another diary, looking at what may (can, should?) be next for us. I think Scotland [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 05:46:39View | Delete

    Thanks blue. How the heck are you?

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post No Sale by Anthony Noel.

    2014-09-12 05:46:03View | Delete

    Thanks STN. Nothing new in this diary, but the stream of consciousness wound up on the page so I wanted to share. Think-tankers, apologists and even self-described journalists (notably Peter Baker of the NYT, who spouted this tripe as recently as yesterday on nationwide radio) still claim, with a completely straight face, that there is [...]

  • Anthony Noel wrote a new diary post: No Sale

    2014-09-11 13:44:06View | Delete

    At some point, we must say, “No.” At some point, we must recognize that every member of Al Queda or ISIL we kill comes back to haunt us – in the form of five more recruits. Five more people who hate us. Who are determined to pay us back. Who will not rest until they [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Society as a Failed Experiment by David Swanson.

    2014-09-04 05:50:44View | Delete

    David, I agree: Occupy 2.0. But this time, let’s not take the “consensus rule” bait. It’s what killed Occupy 1.0, and was instituted quite deliberately by operatives of the very forces Occupy sought to render obsolete. Movements more interested in singing kumbaya than in identifying and exercising constant vigilance toward those seeking to infiltrate and [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post What The Rand Paul Presidency Would Look Like by echochamberlain.

    2014-09-03 04:31:19View | Delete

    In response to your bottom-line question: None. Zero. Zip. And yet we keep talking about 2016 as if 2014′s results were in. If you really want fundamental change, pay attention to odd-year elections and mid-terms, and hold candidates accountable to your policy objectives – because the people winning those elections are the ones working their [...]

  • Anthony Noel commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson by dakine01.

    2014-08-30 07:02:11View | Delete

    My favorite quote of Thompson’s is his prescient conclusion in Campaign Trail. After a year of watching and writing about a particular party leadership’s serial paranoia around actually BEING the party it claimed to be – and documenting how it knowingly, deliberately, strategically killed the peace movement – here’s what the good doctor had to say:

    [...]

  • 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 08:17:38View | 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 16:49:14View | 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.

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