commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Dog's Life
Going to give the LW the benefit of the doubt and assume it's not fake. I've been around organized religion long enough to know how easily even intelligent people can be sucked into craziness. The LW should tell his friend that if he ever wants out, use that $100 for a one way bus ticket to his (the LW's) house, where he will be given help getting his life together, including the opportunity to see a doctor. How the friend responds may indicate how badly he wants out or if he is bullshitting.
commented on Jeb Bush, Ladies and Gentlemen
@12: Not just Australia. A joke I once heard in Canada: How do you know which side of the border you're on when you visit Niagara Falls? If your money is leaving your wallet faster than expected because of high prices, you're on the Canadian side. If your money is leaving your wallet faster than expected because someone is pointing a gun at you, you're on the American side.
Aug 8, 2015
commented on Black Lives Matter Activists Interrupt Bernie Sanders at Social Security Rally
The left has a big tent, which is a good thing. We share the recognition that those who suffer do not always do so because of laziness or character defects and we call on all institutions in society, including the government, to improve the lives of others. Unfortunately, there are those who think we can't walk and chew gum at the same time. They believe their particular issue is the only one we should talk about. Did it occur to those who disrupted the event that we can support Black Lives Matter AND support strengthening Social Security? Their actions today were not helpful. We shoot ourselves in the foot time and again while the Faux News crowd passes the popcorn.
Jun 22, 2015
commented on Is Hillary Clinton In Trouble?
Either of them as president will still face an uncooperative GOP congress. We as progressives have to vote in the midterms as well.