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Nov 18 Brooklyn Reader commented on "Mike Pence" Makes 46,000 Donations to Planned Parenthood.
Don't forget the ACLU and Lambda Legal. They're going to need deep pockets over the next few years.
Nov 5 Brooklyn Reader commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: Screwing Trump Supporters.
Extinction-level event. Word.

Now, if only people realized it, and would go to the god-damned polls and vote to save themselves from Herr Drumpf and his storm-troopers-in-waiting.

Because, this shit is going to get real in a hurry.
Nov 1 Brooklyn Reader commented on Samantha Bee Makes a Compelling Argument That Donald Trump Can't Read.
Was this segment part of Monday's broadcast? I thought I watched the show, but this segment wasn't in the version I saw.
Oct 19 Brooklyn Reader commented on Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Appears in New York.
At least it doesn't have short fingers.
Oct 12 Brooklyn Reader commented on I'd Rather Jump Out the Window Than Celebrate 25 Years of The Stranger with This Issue.
The problem with "special issues" (anniversary, disaster, memorial, whatever) is that people end up saving them. And, after a lifetime of collecting memorabilia, when you die your heirs have to hire a dumpster to haul it all away.
Sep 25 Brooklyn Reader commented on This Should Get All the Genius Awards.
@12 As long as you're an American and participating in our economy in any way, you are tacitly supporting the largest war machine and the largest incarceration machine on the planet. You're either paying taxes or part of the cashflow for someone else who is. Your hands will be forever "drenched in blood," if you want to get dramatic. The question is always, whose blood, why, and to what end? I'm pretty sure that with Hillary, we're looking at the same old policies, but with possible incremental improvements. But I'm certain that with Donald, we're looking at curtailment of civil rights, a rise of a police state, a new war every time he thinks his popularity is lagging, and the lunatics in charge of the asylum.

Personally, I'm going for whatever incremental improvements Hillary might possibly bring, because that's the only positive choice on the very limited menu before us. Rainbows and magic unicorns will have to come another day.
Sep 25 Brooklyn Reader commented on This Should Get All the Genius Awards.
@7 I understand what you're saying. But, don't you think being accused of giddy sisterhood is one of the most infuriating things you could do to The Donald and his macho fans? (Remember, we're talking strictly about the opening title sequence of Golden Girls, not the drama, insight, or heartwarming humor of the show itself.)

My only problem is deciding whether Donald is closer to Rue's somewhat dissipated and calculating character or Betty's consistently dopey one.
Sep 24 Brooklyn Reader commented on This Should Get All the Genius Awards.
@3 @4 No, no, absolutely not. Golden Girls is immortal. You've got it completely backwards. This was not a parody of them. This was a parody of Donald John Trump and his fake macho bullshit and all-too-real dictator-envy. As Dan says, "Genius!"
Sep 22 Brooklyn Reader commented on Hey, College Kids, Get All the Credit Cards.
OR, you can be cynically conservative and do something to build up your credit rating. TAKE that first major credit card offer, preferably from American Express or a national bank's Visa. And preferably an offer without annual fees. Use it, a little, for things you would have bought anyway, and pay the bill in full as soon as it comes. Don't treat it as a status symbol, or a slush fund, or free money. It's not. It's a tool to build a credit rating, which will come in very handy later. You'll need that rating when you plunk down a deposit on that cheap co-op apartment in a soon-to-resurge neighborhood, or when you apply for a job. They check credit ratings. That rating is based on how long you've had credit and how responsible you've been with it.

Credit is important in our consumer economy. Take the long and strategic view. Get a credit card, but use it the same way you use your cash and don't carry a balance.
Sep 13 Brooklyn Reader commented on Keith Olbermann On Donald Trump: A Demonic Messiah in Oompa Loompa's Clothing..
I don't know how to write to Keith or if we can comment at GQ, so I'll put it here:

He left out Trump's first foray abroad as the nominee, standing at his golf course in Scotland, cheering the passage of Brexit in Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly against it, and cheering the collapse of the British Pound, again, in Scotland which had just lost a bunch of purchasing power, because he personally might make more money from it.

Tone deaf? Stupid? Callous? Or so self-centered he can't imagine anything beyond the tip of his nose?