commented on Presidential Debate: The Stranger's Live-Slog
Commentor Comltatus dear, there are new rules? What are the rules? Is one of them that we need to make allowances for Trump, because "he's Donald, after all"? That he needs a Head Start, or perhaps some sort of Affirmative Action, to help him along? I thought you people were against that sort of thing.
As I have often said, America will always get the President it deserves (except for Obama. We lucked out with him). If there are enough normal people left, we will get Clinton. If we have more idiots and special snowflakes than normals, we will get Trump.
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commented on Clinton Predicts that Lying Liar Donald Trump Will Lie to the American People in Tonight's Debate
A lot of Americans are content to be lied to. After all, they've swallowed everything Trump says, and Americans on both sides have bought into all the AM radio propaganda about Hillary Clinton which has been going on for decades. That just goes to show that a lot of liberals are just as dumb as the conservatives.
And the third party people as a group aren't bright, if they think that either Stein or Johnson is anything approaching credible.
commented on Hillary's Poll Numbers Are Improving (But There's No Improving the Electoral College)
Here's the reason why no one - millennial or otherwise - should vote for Gary Johnson: He's an idiot.
I get how people want a third party. They think they're special, they don't conform to the norm. They drink microbrews and ride unconventional bicycles. But if Johnson and Stein were beers they'd be Milwaukee's Best and Keystone light, opened and left out all night so that they are room temperature and flat. You may be able to drink them, but they probably wouldn't agree with you.
commented on Next for #BlocktheBunker Campaign: Block the New Youth Detention Center, Block the Hiring of Any New Police Officers
minuteman dear, it's spelled "Kumbaya".
And I should clarify what I wrote earlier about police: The way the city government works is that each position has a "pocket", and it's very hard to get a new pocket created. To appease some of the more strident BLM activists, the city could agree not to fill pockets when police retire, or not ask for new pockets until people cool down a bit, but there's no way they'd reduce the number of pockets allotted to the police.
But here's the thing: Seattle activists (and the journalists who write about them) are extremely gullible. Instead of looking at what was accomplished with the north precinct (if indeed they accomplished anything) and considering their next move, they fly off the handle, declare victory, and demand silly stuff like the police department be shut down and the money for the juvenile jail be redirected to something of their choosing. That's undergraduate level activism, and it doesn't help Black Lives Matter - in fact, it makes them look like the anarchists who like to make a joke out of every political protest in town. I know that BLM is supposed to be leaderless (thus assuring its irrelevance) but they at least need some grown-up strategists.