Oct 25 Alden commented on Colin Powell Says He Will Vote for Hillary Clinton.
Maybe he should make a presentation with satellite photos to show his sincerity, right?

The fact that guy has the gall to show his face in public after that fiasco at the UN in 2003 is the measure of our nation's degeneracy.
Oct 25 Alden commented on See Nate Gowdy's Photos of the Jill Stein Rally at the University of Washington.
The Green Party has lots of cool policy ideas. If they could combine that with some kind of insight into how American politics work, they could get a lot of stuff done. But they seem content to make futile gestures and throw the occasional election to a Republican.

Oh well.
Oct 16 Alden commented on In Town for Pramila Jayapal, Bernie Sanders Booed at Mentions of Hillary.
@6 - I've been a left-leaning progressive voting since 1986 and I've been "happy" about it exactly once, in 2008. Even that one turned out to be a bit of a disappointment and by 2012 I was back to whatever-ing it again.

This is our wretched fate, because American politics is not particularly liberal.
Oct 13 Alden commented on Bob Dylan Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Prize In Literature and He Shouldn't Want It.
@15 I was just making a smart-ass comment.

I guess is you asked me for an actual opinion, I'd say I'd just as soon see these prizes go to people who need the money.
Oct 13 Alden commented on Bob Dylan Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Prize In Literature and He Shouldn't Want It.
I figured it for a calculated insult of Leonard Cohen. But if it wings Roth too, more the better.
Oct 10 Alden commented on Why Hillary Clinton's Leaked Wall Street Speeches Are Not Relevant, For Now.
The contents of these speeches isn't a reflection of what Hillary Clinton "really thinks". They are the product being sold by a person who was getting paid good money to flatter the prejudices of a bunch of rich financiers.
Sep 26 Alden commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too).
Sanders to Johnson voters like those are not necessarily "Democrats". I know three hard-core Sanders supporters and all of them were Ron Paul supporters in elections past. Obama won twice before without their votes so Clinton outta be able to do the same.

Johnson's Libertarianism consists of turning government services over to private contractors - transforming middle class civil servants into barely-scraping-by hourly temp workers with the differences in cost turned into fat profits for shareholders. Which is to say - the exact same policy preferences of the GOP.
Sep 23 Alden commented on The Debates Look Like a Contest Between the Student Council President and the School Bully.
Not that Clinton needs my advice, but if her goal is to get CNN to say she won, no way can she touch Trump's white supremecist tweets et. al.

Look how that basket of deplorables thing went. She made an entirely reasonable observation and everybody acted like she dipped a crucifix in piss. White Identity Politics inhabit the safest of safe spaces.
Sep 18 Alden commented on In Seattle Visit, Libertarian Gary Johnson Outlines His Vision: "It's Gonna be Uber Everything".
The only liberty that libertarians care about is the liberty of the wealthy and powerful to enjoy their wealth and power unhindered. And everyone else can go to hell.
Aug 30 Alden commented on Shut Up About Trigger Warnings.
Oh blah, as if that Dean's stupid letter was anything other than a plea to wingnut millionairs to keep the checks a-comin.