a few minutes ago cracked commented on Trump to Tap WA Congresswoman and Oil Drilling Advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary.
@20 Thanks for the perspective.

@22 Right! An example of a far off mystical time when environmental problems could be approached as bipartisan problems, based on a shared belief in objective facts based on science.
12:38 AM cracked commented on Trump to Tap WA Congresswoman and Oil Drilling Advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary.
Far left? Hilarious. Where do we have a far left? Show me one place where we have a functional party building up a local base. SA? If the SA was ever more than an election campaign organization, Sawant's self-aggrandizement around this election, and hypocritically dishonest efforts to paint herself as an anti-Trump leader, has burned the SA as a party.

When we lose World War I, will you have a party functional enough to seize the reigns of power? Honestly, I actually wonder if Sawant has the delusional belief that she is the Lenin of our time.
12:29 AM cracked commented on Trump to Tap WA Congresswoman and Oil Drilling Advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary.
@16 Me, I'd lick Kissenger's historic level war criminal boot heal to not be looking forward to the president and cabinet entering the White House in January.

But, Ok, then, you prefer this outcome to Clinton being president, or you believe it doesn't make any difference. We get that now. However, please don't be complaining about anything Trump does that fucks people or the planet over dramatically and tragically more than they have been fucked over by Obama. Enjoy your purity bricks.
9:32 PM yesterday cracked commented on Trump to Tap WA Congresswoman and Oil Drilling Advocate Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary.
@10 Once the two party candidates were chosen, because of the borderless interconectedness of social media, such as facebook, every single slam on Clinton bolstered Trumps chances of winning in the whole country. The steady drip drip drip of lies an innuendo, and the encouragement to think there was no risk of a really bad outcome as a result of abandoning remotely intelligent ideas about how politics work, encouraged other people to believe and spread the same shit. I'm even pissed at people I know voted for Clinton because they forwarded and posted so many damn attacks on Clinton just because is made them feel cool and "independent."

@14 I think you are too smart to be ignorant about what was at stake and what needed to be done to forestall it.

The only people who are off the hook for being total morons in not voting for Clinton and not speaking out on the positive necessity of voting for Clinton are those who thought or now think this exact set of outcomes under Trump will lead to a better long term good. But most of the second group are a bunch of cowards, like Sawant, who won't admit this is what they wanted all along. Fuck you morons and cowards. You chose this. (Oh, as for you white nationalist assholes and fellow travelers who voted for Trump, although this post isn't directed at you, fuck you too.)
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9:13 PM yesterday cracked commented on New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman Spoke at Town Hall About What the Internet Is Doing to Jobs and Culture.
@13 I know this thread is pretty dead, but I thought this comment of yours really gets to the heart of the matter:

"How those two failed high school social studies substitute teachers managed to turn being wrong about everything into six figure careers I'll never understand."
Dec 8 cracked commented on New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman Spoke at Town Hall About What the Internet Is Doing to Jobs and Culture.
@18 Maybe sometime I'll open up about how I really feel about Friedman.

@3 Friedman unit reference FTW !!
Dec 8 cracked commented on New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman Spoke at Town Hall About What the Internet Is Doing to Jobs and Culture.
Friedman is an sick amoral finger-to-wind hack and I wouldn't be surprised if in 6 months he's backing some fucked up shit the Trump administration is doing, but maybe not, since it took even him a long time to rehabilitate himself as a "reasonable" professional white mansplain' centrist after the bigoted evilly twisted way he advocated for the Iraq war, not as justified in any way for something Iraq did or didn't do, but instead advocating for it as a way of frightening other "untouchable" Muslim states into towing the line. Here he is on Charlie Rose in March 2003:

"….there was only one way to do it because part of that bubble said ‘we’ve got you’ this bubble is actually going to level the balance of power between us and you because we don’t care about life, we’re ready to sacrifice and all you care about is your stock options and your hummers. And what they needed to see was American boys and girls going house to house from Basra to Baghdad uhm, and basically saying ‘which part of this sentence don’t you understand?’. You don’t think we care about our open society, you think this bubble fantasy we’re going to just let it go, well suck on this. Okay. That, Charlie, was what this war was about. We could have hit Saudi Arabia. It was part of that bubble. We could have hit Pakistan, We hit Iraq, because we could. And that’s the real truth. “
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Dec 2 cracked commented on What Do the Blacks In Gilmore Girls Do? Endure.
@1 I watched this show last after a teacher of mine went on and on about his obsession with it. I was amazed at how much all of its sensibility and narrative style resembled the duller white picket fence romantic comedies of the pre-sixties era. I picked up on this because as a kid with no cable in the pre-vhs era I watched a shitload of old movies of all types, because that was all that was available. It was oddly nostalgic for me watching the Gilmore episodes I watched, like a time machine. Part of that, of course, was the complete and total assumption that the world IS white people, and the fawning worship of Big Daddy wealth, benevolent patriarchy, and the idea that where class does exist - it exists like the weather exists, without cause or reason, ordained by natural law. I actually thought the writers and producers were fucking geniuses in their success in recreating that archaic sensibility. I am convinced they worked very consciously to achieve that sensibility, with maybe a little tiny increase in pacing to keep the modern viewers attention, but not too much. In the end, I found it very disturbing.

Haven't watched any of the new stuff. Have they managed to keep up that time travel feeling? Or is more of a Brady Reunion sensibility?
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Nov 30 cracked commented on The Fight Over a Weed Farm on San Juan Island.
I'm sympathetic, but from what I can tell from the article, the Prices fucked up pretty badly in not being ready for a challenge based on the written language of that easement. Seems likely they didn't know when they bought the property, or didn't care because she wasn't thinking of commercial growing at the time. I know if I had $1.5 million to sink into a new business, I wouldn't take the risk they did if I knew ahead of time the explicit wording of the easement. If they had consulted a land use attorney beforehand, I'm sure that person would have warned them.

Looks to me like this dispute wasn't really about anything to do with weed. I'm sure the neighbors would have opposed hot house flowers just as aggressively, and maybe gotten a lot less grief for it. But I suppose I wouldn't be reading this right now if the dispute had been about any other type of commercial growing. Weed!!
Nov 28 cracked commented on Army Corps Says It Will Break Up Standing Rock Camp by December 5, Proposes "Free Speech Zone" Instead.
@23 When the "hippie punching" starts, that odds that you are doing the right thing increases dramatically!

This "burning man" white people meme has been pushed forward with extra energy in the last couple of weeks in the energy industry's professional PR campaign to discredit the DAPL protests and delegitimize linking of the Sioux with the broader world community.

Opponents of the Iraq war, no matter who they were or how many 100s of thousands or millions they marched in the streets, were hippie punched as if they were raving loons.