TheMisanthrope
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Feb 25 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Time.
@44 Of course you would say that, having left for Australia long ago but still trying to have a say in our election.
Feb 22 TheMisanthrope commented on Trump Time.
Dan, this is the most tone deaf piece of writing I think I've read. I'm ashamed for you. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could go travel to Europe when our failed candidate finally failed?

You have a safety net of your own. You had or have a television sitcom, a podcast that pays well, a weekly syndicated column, and this tony job submitting articles to a flailing newspaper without an anchor. You have a house large enough to have its own dungeon playroom. You have the funds to fly off to Austria for a few weeks and the connections to stay there. You have an escape plan.

You almost come close to realizing what the problem is, time and again, but you never ever want to acknowledge the full brunt of it. The failure of neoliberal policies dating back through the 70s, enacted under both Democratic and Republican Presidencies (both without congress having to override vetoes) are responsible for the shit you see today. The article you mention in passing from The Guardian about Brexit applies to Trump and most of our Western countries. You blame Susan Sarandon and Jill Stein for Hillary's loss, but you never EVER look at the failures of the Democratic Party that has isolated them from having a legitimate point. You take the time in this article to bitch about America's Green Party, but have no amount of reflection for the party you champion and the role they played in this shit.

Until the Democratic Party comes to terms with their own participation in the economic failure, they'll continue losing the fight.

And, while you're taking the time to ponder the failures of the Democratic Party, consider your own participation in the loss. Not just in the month preceding the election, but in the tone deaf Bernie-slamming articles you wrote or edited all the way back to September 2015. You need to own this.
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Feb 20 TheMisanthrope commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
@49 Milo couldn't make a good point with his dick. And I've read a bit of his work.
Feb 20 TheMisanthrope commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
@46 If "not giving him a platform" is endorsing censorship, then, yeah, I endorse censorship. I want to be on Bill Maher's television show. Would he let me on? Probably not. So, according to you, I'm being censored. Dan hasn't featured any of my amazing comments on his Slog round-up, so that means that, according to you, I'm being censored. Saying that we have to give a featured platform to every two-bit jerk off who grabs attention for five seconds is not advocating free speech. Its advocating endorsement without quality control.

Should Bill Maher let Scott Lively on his show as a featured guest? Would you defend him if he grabbed Lively's shoulders in a defensive embrace or told the panel that Lively was being reasonable? I couldn't. And I can't for this jack off either. Maybe it's because I have standards.

Also, it's not envy that I feel for Dan's husband, it's anger. His performative personality and raging sense of entitlement are perfect mirrors to the personality and entitlement possessed and displayed by Milo. These personality quirks were also featured on that TV show, The A List that aired on Logo. I haven't met you yet, so I cannot tell if you imitate that A-List Gay personality or not.
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Feb 20 TheMisanthrope commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC.
Hey Dan, look what one of your favorite neoliberal journalists, Kurt Eichenwald, said on Twitter in response to the Joe Rogan video:
I found Milo amusing, provocative, w/ some good points (some were nuts.) But conservs defending what he said on yung teens are frigging evil


Kurt Eichenwald: going after transgendered people, women, and Muslims is amusing, provocative and had some good points.

Combine that with Bill Maher's protective stance towards Milo and it's no wonder the Democratic Party is falling apart.
Feb 20 TheMisanthrope commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
@8 I disagree completely, in no small part because of how the neoliberal left absolutely love him when he's being naughty. And, not ironically love him because he's saying bad things, but actually embrace his ass. Take Kurt Eichenwald, one of Dan's favorite Neolib reporters. He said, on Twitter:

"I found Milo amusing, provocative, w/ some good points (some were nuts.)


Disregarding his need to absolve himself from the ethical violation of paying a teen sex slave thousands of dollars for little result, Kurt is legitimizing everything Milo has been saying up until now. Bill Maher also legitimized him by agreeing with and protecting Milo (note the fatherly way Bill grabs and hugs Milo throughout the segment whenever the segment gets too aggressive). It's not that Milo should be silenced. It's that (wannabe) liberals shouldn't give this child a platform.

Also, his performance is everything that is wrong with The A List gays from the 2000s. If you're gay, you've interacted with this type before. Savage's husband has used these performative techniques before. But, we'd be hard up to admit that these behavioral problems stem from within our community, even though there was a show on Logo glorifying it.
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Feb 18 TheMisanthrope commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@73 Oh look! A do-nothing asshole trying to claim other people are do nothing assholes! Get bent.

Shielding the Democratic Party from legitimate criticism of its various deteriorations of the labor state are why people bought into Trump's bullshit.

Congrats! The Democratic Party has never been stronger! Well, except for every year since 1930.

Maybe you should stop, take a look at why people don't want the democratic party and help fix our shit. In the meantime, take your butthurt and fuck yourself with it. It's not doing anybody any good.
Feb 17 TheMisanthrope commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up.
@8 That's because you Hillary supporters are the REAL liberals. Right?
Feb 17 TheMisanthrope commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@58 You still seem fairly upset at American politics. Given that neither Democratic nor Republican rule has worked to help the American worker in 20 (if not 40) years, you really shouldn't be pining after the status quo politician Hillary Clinton as a scion of democratic politics. By bringing up the election, again and again, you're not just bitching about Donald, but holding a torch for last year's politician.

That said, kindly get the hell over the election. It's done. It's over. Hillary campaigned incompetently, and has now settled for vaguely attacking Donald Trump at postage stamp parties.

Maybe you'd have a point if Hillary was actually liked, but a sizable portion of her voters were voting against Donald Trump.
Feb 17 TheMisanthrope commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@51 The very structures of our processes are because of the way the country is structured. Australia is almost as large as the United States, but only has six sections, each of which have a fair amount of outback mixed in with their coastal cities. We have 50 sections, some of which are made up almost entirely of outback.

The electoral college (as well as the senate) helps those rural areas actually have a voice. Otherwise, it would be tyranny of the cities. Which is not a good thing.