TheMisanthrope
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2:30 PM yesterday TheMisanthrope commented on Debunking the Seattle Times’s Dishonest Op-Ed Against Funding Arts, Science, and Culture Education.
@3 The program is a Nice To Have. It's not a necessity. I'm fine with Nice To Haves as long as they're paid for with a Fair Funding Stream. This is not a Fair Funding Stream, and Rich knows it. The working poor often work too many jobs to even utilize such Nice To Haves, but they'll be bearing the brunt of the costs. This Nice To Have will benefit the wealthy, whose children will get to utilize free services while they're not paying their fair share.
1:23 PM yesterday TheMisanthrope commented on Debunking the Seattle Times’s Dishonest Op-Ed Against Funding Arts, Science, and Culture Education.
Isn't it so tragic we have a regressive tax system? Here's another regressive tax that we fully endorse. It's a shame that we have to pass it though.
Mar 22 TheMisanthrope commented on Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for President?.
He can sell corporate policy (free education...at a for profit college) as liberal do-gooder policies. He's perfect.
Mar 22 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@61 Hillary isn't out of politics. She's coming back out of the woods, making speeches, influencing the Democratic Party, and, rumor has it, gearing up for either Hillary 2020 or Chelsea 2020. Her acolytes, including Tom Perez, still poison the party.

The reason I brought up Hillary is that the thrust of Dan's post isn't "Trump is awful." Instead, it's "Trump's voters are awful and the Democratic Party shouldn't change to appeal to them." Mush Brains is operating from the idea that the Democratic Party adheres to a solid, ideologically consistent, message and all of its politicians promote policies that benefit humanity. His post is about the future of the Democratic Party, and, with Hillary's reemergence, we have to take a stand against faux liberal assholes like him and his husband
Mar 22 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@59 You're the one who brought up the war as a major issue, not me. I merely told you why your bringing it up was faulty and illogical. We're talking about a woman who touted Henry Kissinger as a mentor (incidentally, Kissinger also sponsored Trump's current SoS Rex Tillerson).

Listen, I'm not going to vote for a candidate who doesn't stand with what I consider important. Many liberals and progressives vote Democrat for lack of a better party. The Democratic Party SUCKS. Because they like to consider themselves "big tent," they're ideologically inconsistent. Let's look at how they act in WA when they're in power: they give huge tax cuts to Boeing, cut unemployment benefits to cut taxes for businesses, pass irresponsibly regressive tax increases and then blame the Republicans for it all.

If the Dems keep acting like Republicans with a Conscience, they're going to keep losing seat after seat after seat. This election pointed out how inconsistent the Democratic Party is between their message and their governance, and they're still planning on doubling down in 2018 of not 2020.

In short: Fuck your awful candidates at the local level, at the state level, and at the national level. The answer isn't to bully us into voting Dem no matter what (incidentally, this is a Republican way of thinking), but to fix the goddamned party so that we're enthused about the candidates and rally support for them ourselves.
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Mar 21 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@51 I would strongly suggest that bringing up the Iraq War is not exactly in your best interest when we're talking about Hillary Clinton (or John Kerry for that matter), who voted to give Bush a blank check and then went for the PATRIOT Act on multiple occasions.

You can't say my voting for Nader in 2000 is bad because Iraq War in one breath and then bitch because I didn't vote for somebody who supported the Iraq War in the next.
Mar 21 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@44 You're absolutely right; There is a difference between the parties. It just wasn't wide enough for me to care. Though we agreed on some issues (mostly social justice), we differed on almost all the things I most cared about this year - trade policies, single-payer health care, DAPL, KXL, privacy/spying, and drug legalization.

No candidate will be perfect, but you're gonna have to get a helluva lot closer than her to get my vote.
Mar 21 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@34 I was part of the problem. And I can be part of the solution.

Here's the thing: I was never, ever, going to vote for HRC. Before Bernie came on the scene, if Hillary was the nominee, I was gonna vote Green. I voted Green in 2000 and 2012. And Bernie would have brought me back to the Dems.

So, yeah. Fuck Hillary. Fuck Bill. Fuck Chelsea and her investment banker husband. Fuck the people who think they had the right ideas, fuck the party that thrust them upon us, and fuck the people who voted for Hillary in the primaries. They're idiots who chose wrong. They were suckered in by the Democratic Party controlled media, and they never let go of their prejudices. They're never going to go for a reasonably leftist candidate without having been sucker punched in the face. Why should I cater to them? Why shouldn't they be catering to me?
Mar 21 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
@16 Clinton 2020 (or one of her acolytes) will lead to Trump being a two-termer.

But, sure, carry on with your toeing the Democratic Party line by using their cliches and rhetoric.
Mar 21 TheMisanthrope commented on Another Italian Rock Band, Biffers, Got Turned Away at Sea-Tac Airport Over the Weekend.
Back in 2010, Einsturzende Neubauten had to cancel their 20th anniversary tour due to problems with work VISAs. I had tickets to the concerts in San Francisco, bought plane tickets, etc. and they canceled the week of. I don't think they tried pulling this type of stunt where they boarded a plane and were turned away by customs. They just didn't play.

Glad to see things haven't changed.