commented on The Democratic Convention Is Awash in Corporate Cash
Boy oboy this Herz.
Beinert's reading of the Muslim quote was uncharacteristically wack, as others have noted.
Big things cost big bucks, and not just this party this year.
And self-quoting to burnish your reputation as a prophet of doom? Believe me, your reputation precedes you.
commented on Bernie Sanders: "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States!"
I didn't hear a great speech, and 2/3 of the folks I watched with nearly fell asleep ... a letdown after several outstanding performances.
Throughout the day, I DID hear a handful of pasty whites neophytes heckle and boo a long line of life-long black life-long laborers in the vineyards of progress in their rare moments in the spotlight.
That did not sit well with me, not at all.
commented on Kshama Sawant Shows Up at the DNC to Tell Bernie Sanders Supporters to Vote for Jill Stein
Isn't it ironic (don't you think) that the Right -- which largely denies value, or even the existence, of social capital, social goods, social contracts, even Society itself -- is vastly more capable of strategically-cooperative collective action, while the Left eats its own and shits on its friends?
For decade after decade the Right successfully, incrementally, strategically buried its divisions and chipped away at New Deal and Great Society progressive legacies, leaving the Left swimming against the current in every pool, park, lake, stream and river.
commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate
Hmm. Social gospel? Check.
Civil rights lawyer? Check.
Swing state mayor, governor, senator? Check.
NRA "F" rating? Check.
Spanish fluent? Check.
Black church choir member? Check.
8-0 winning election record? Check.
Midwest roots? Check.
Age 58? Check.
"Relatable" campaigner? Check
Yeah, what a horrible pick.
commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No.
Morally consequential voting is a skill, it's an almost incomprehensibly difficult skill, and those who don't see the skill in it have not begun to climb the learning curve.
Except in badly-written fiction, EVERY choice is a choice among lesser and greater evils. Choose the lesser - to the best of your ability - or kindly STFU.