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Aug 8, 2016 TechBear commented on American Democracy Isn't Rigged, It's Just Not Very Good.
"This will be an election like any other election" is not a statement that inspires confidence, and in no way implies that the voting process is not rigged.

Aug 8, 2016 TechBear commented on Nostalgia for the 1980s Suburbs? Stranger Things Have Happened..
A suburb requires a nearby urban area. There does not appear to be a nearby urban area. When outside police get involved, it is the state police, not police from a larger city. Describing Hawkins as a "suburb" is incorrect.
Jul 29, 2016 TechBear commented on Trump Says You Have to Vote for him Even if you Don't Like Him.
And the Democrats tell us we must vote for Clinton whether or not we like here. Thus goes American politics: the illusion of choice.
Jul 25, 2016 TechBear commented on Why are Democrats not Throwing Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the Wolves?.
She delivered the nomination to Clinton, just like the party insiders wanted. So, she is being rewarded with a sinecure as the "honorary" (paid without having to work) national chair of the Clinton campaign. And few mainstream Democrats are complaining because their chosen candidate won and that is all that matters. At this point, who needs actual progressives? Clinton seems to be doing just fine attracting Republicans who don't like Trump.
Jul 20, 2016 TechBear commented on This Is What the Log Cabin Party Looked Like After Donald Trump Became the Republican Presidential Nominee Last Night.
I find that the word "quisling" does not get used as much as it should.
Jul 19, 2016 TechBear commented on Will You Stop Being Mean to Log Cabin Republicans? (Spoiler: No, I Will Not.).
The Republican Party has become an anti-LGBT hate group. Quislings who endorse their agenda should be treated like quislings. Remember what happened to Nazi collaborators in France?
Jul 18, 2016 TechBear commented on You Know the Rules and So Do I: The Best Tweets From the Melania Trump-Michelle Obama Plagiarism Scandal.
I did think it odd, when Melania spoke of being a young black woman at Princeton.
Jul 8, 2016 TechBear commented on Dallas: 11 Police Officers Shot, Four Dead, Three In Critical Condition.
It is "open carry" only if the person with the gun is white. If they are black, then it is "Oh, shit, they have a gun!"
Jul 8, 2016 TechBear commented on Mayor on Police Union and Reform: "It's a Struggle.".
Keep in mind, this is the same group that fought tooth and nail against DoJ recommendations to end the culture of abuse and intimidation that the FBI found in an investigation a few years ago. This is the same group that tried to sue the federal government, claiming that mandated improvements violated the civil rights of of the cops.

Sure, "a few bad apples." But a few bad apples have turned the whole SPD into a rotting, corrupt cesspool. If the alleged good apples cannot keep their comrades in check, then the good apples are just bad apples who refuse to admit what they are.
Jun 1, 2016 TechBear commented on The Washington State Republican Party's 2016 Platform Has Drifted Farther Right (And Says Light Rail Is a Bad Idea).
The Overton window has been steadily moving to the authoritarian right since the 80s: on a great many issues, the Democratic Party is now is where the Reagan Republicans once stood.