Mar 26 delta35 commented on Two Openly Gay Candidates Are Running For Office Up In Anchorage—Or Is It Three? (UPDATE: It's Three.).
@4 Wandering Stars -- well written, evocative, as good as any byline'd essay in The Stranger. Incredible as an anonymous blog post! Thanks.
Mar 22 delta35 commented on FBI: Trump "Associates" Communicated With Russian Operatives.
Squirrel! (if a Disney film; if an episode of Homeland, this is time when Trump operatives orchestrate a domestic terrorist attack / war with foreign power)
Mar 22 delta35 commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@55 I'm engaging with you because you seem to understand the issues, as do many Nader / Stein / Green party voters (unlike Trump supporters), yet you come to a radical and dangerous conclusion.

I do not think Hilary would have started the Iraq war had she been President way back then -- she was a senator without access to the level of intelligence info a president has. We know from her pick in 2016 of a running mate that she would not, for example, have had a war monger like Cheney as her VP.

I agree with you, Hilary had flaws, and vote for who you like in the primary, but if you live in a swing state and vote 3rd party in any presidential election, you are willfully responsible for contributing to a very dangerous outcome. There are enormous policy differences between democrat and republican at the presidential level regardless of candidate, and that's been true for decades. And on every issue a Green party voter cares about, (D) is far better than (R) -- that's also true at the state and local level. (At the local level, elections are close enough one can make a case to vote third party regardless. But given reality, and supposedly Greens care about reality, once you get to the national level, no way.)
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Mar 21 delta35 commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@49 you are evil if you voted Green in a swing state in the presidential election. No difference on what matters? Is that what you thought about Bush / Gore? Ask the 100,000 dead Iraqis. I hope you're a Russian bot because if you're a progressive human, you have a lot to answer for.
Mar 21 delta35 commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
Dan and Frank Rich are wrong, wrong, wrong.

Trump & GOP will take away affordable healthcare from the middle class in urban areas, erode gay rights, block trans rights, prosecute marijuana retailers in blue states / block its legalization elsewhere.

They will start wars and destabilize the global economy just like George W. Bush did.

The only way to end the madness is to have charismatic candidates with populist messages that gets through to the stupid white rural racists to vote Democrat. Obama did this in 2008! Obama! All 3 branches of federal govt. went blue, briefly, he got enough votes even in "red" counties to turn the federal govt. blue.

So did Bill Clinton in 1992.

Next, Democrats have to figure out how to HOLD ON TO congress next time we win it, which history suggests won't be till after the GOP screws up so badly the country swings back to Democrat, like it did in '92 and '08. All it takes is a charismatic presidential candidate, we need a young Bernie Sanders or a young Elizabeth Warren, or another Bill Clinton in '92 (young, southern drawl, folksy), or another Obama circa 2008 (who, as you may remember, ran on a more progressive agenda than Hilary in '08).
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Mar 21 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: How Many Flakes Does It Take to Make A Flake A Real Flake?.
@19 sage advice, Ricardo. or should I say, SAGE advice:

http://www.sageusa.org

;)
Mar 21 delta35 commented on Why Is the Girl With the Blue Green Hair Walking Around Our Block 100 Times Today?.
@22 +1, great way of asking " What do you do at x?"

So much simpler than "So, are you an y at x or a z?"

@26 - no, it's not biased just asking. A hospital has many different types of medical specialties, a law firm many levels and areas of lawyers -- so asking open ended isn't inherently biased.
Mar 20 delta35 commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: How Many Flakes Does It Take to Make A Flake A Real Flake?.
Hey ya'll, give twinks a break on flakyiness. Youth = inexperience.

@5 "if there are mental health reasons for the behavior, that just means the person isn't fit to date until they fix themselves first" = unkind to those with mental health issues of any age. Sometimes, dating and being in a relationship helps solve the issues and is part of the therapist-prescribed solution.
Mar 20 delta35 commented on Why Is the Girl With the Blue Green Hair Walking Around Our Block 100 Times Today?.
No one else caught Dan's gender-based micro-aggression of assuming she was an artist working at a science museum, rather than an engineer?
Mar 8 delta35 commented on The Moral Imperative For Driverless Trucks vs. The Immoral Opposition to Single-Payer Health Care.
I'm all for automated trucking and automated everything.

Just pair it with universal basic income, universal health care, education, and affordable housing.

Pay for it with a wealth tax as well as progressive income tax.

There can still be billionaires, but everyone should pay their fair share. As it is the middle class pays close to 50% total tax (income, property tax, social security, sales tax, medicare tax, health insurance co-pays, student loans). Billionaires pay less than 13%. Sad!

No one is entirely self made -- no one alive today invented the wheel or writing or discovered electricity or created a million other things that modern wealth depends on. We all should contribute to the collective good.