aaronbrethorst
Awesome Person 2011
Awesome Person 2011
Seattle, idiot
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I grew up in a giant, old shoe I ended up in foster care after… more »

Nov 25 aaronbrethorst commented on I’m Not Giving Jill Stein a Single Dollar.
@6 what does that even mean?

@7 the deadline passed in one of the three states fifteen minutes ago. You done got grifted.
Nov 25 aaronbrethorst commented on I’m Not Giving Jill Stein a Single Dollar.
Realists: If you don't vote for Hillary, then Trump will win.

Commenters (and Kshama): LA LA LA LA LA LA I can't hear you! It's not true! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA.

Trump: I won, haha.

Commenters (and Kshama): HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN, WE DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT IT IS NOT OUR FAULT. ALL WE DID WAS NOT VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT.

If you want better candidates, then start working for it now. Don't complain in 2020 that your options suck.
Nov 25 aaronbrethorst commented on I’m Not Giving Jill Stein a Single Dollar.
She's a grifter.
Nov 23 aaronbrethorst commented on Lisa Herbold Wins the Budget Fight.
Props, Lisa.
Nov 23 aaronbrethorst commented on What Kshama Sawant Can Learn from the Hamilton Fiasco.
"The neoliberals blocked Bernie Sanders"

No, three million Democrats blocked Bernie Sanders. Although, if you want to argue that '3 million neoliberal registered Democrats blocked Bernie Sanders,' I guess we could have a discussion about that? I still think it's silly, but at least we could–y'know—have a real conversation about it.

Btw, if you want to run for city council on D3, I'll totally vote for you over Sawant. Just sayin'.
Nov 22 aaronbrethorst commented on Guest Editorial: Sawant’s Response to Mudede’s “Brazenly Dishonest” Argument About Anti-Trump Protests.
"This well-worn “pragmatic” and “realistic” approach is part of what cost Bernie Sanders the primary, as many people bought into the establishment's argument that he was somehow less electable."

http://www.joemygod.com/2016/11/15/newsw…

"In the end, Clinton failed to defeat the most unpopular candidate in modern American history, receiving several millions fewer votes than Obama in 2012, including fewer votes from women."

I'm sure op-eds entitled "Don’t Waste Your Vote on the Corporate Agenda—Vote for Jill Stein and the Greens" written by you had *nothing* to do with this, right?

I voted for Sawant twice. The first time it was enthusiastic, and the second time grudgingly. There will not be a third time. Between this stuff and Sawant's willingness to appear on Russian propaganda TV on shows hosted by people who think Putin is just great, I am over her.

Here's the appearance: https://www.rt.com/shows/news-with-ed-sc…

RT, or Russia Today, is "a part of the Russian industry of misinformation and manipulation." More background here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_net…
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Nov 6 aaronbrethorst commented on Fuck This Fucking Guy: Robert Satiacum, the Washington State Democratic Elector Who Won't Vote Clinton.
He's no different and no better than any of the Trump thugs planning on disenfranchising voters by threatening them at the polls.
Sep 13 aaronbrethorst commented on Snowden Reveals the Boring Side of Whistle-Blowing.
epic troll, charles.
Jul 21 aaronbrethorst commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@6: Who appointed the SCOTUS justices who voted for Obergefell?

Reagan appointees: 1
Clinton appointees: 2
Obama appointees: 2

You can deride both Clintons as much as you'd like, but the simple fact of the matter is that if a Democrat hadn't been in the White House from 93-01, this never would've happened.

The court is going to look very, very different in eight years: Scalia's seat will have been filled, Kennedy will likely be gone, Ginsburg will almost certainly be gone, and Breyer will likely be gone.

If a Republican is elected in November, that will mean that future Obergefell cases are decided *7-2* against us.

If a Democrat is elected in November, future cases will likely be decided 6-3 in our favor.

That's what's really at stake here: corporations as people, money as free speech, a woman's right to choose, gay rights, minority rights.

Your protest vote might make you feel good, but it'll make a lot of people (yourself included) feel really fucking bad for the next 20-30 years.