ForkyMcSpoon
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Radical gay feminist atheist socialist liberal linguist... But not too serious about it.

Feb 8 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Jill Stein Is a Right-Wing Tool.
@40 Bernie did not win Pennsylvania or Ohio. And the notion that his narrow victory over Clinton in Michigan proves he would win it in the general seems a bit pull-out-of-your-ass. You need PA as well for your argument to work.

You know where Bernie didn't win? Virginia, which was also a must-win state. And he lost it by a bigger margin than Clinton lost any Midwestern primary. But I wouldn't state with any certainty that Bernie would've lost VA, because as you say yourself (immediately after citing it as evidence!), primaries don't have a strong connection to the general election performance.

I'm not saying Bernie would've lost. But your argument is stupid and doesn't prove that he would've won.
Feb 8 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Jill Stein Is a Right-Wing Tool.
@33 No, congressional term limits is a horribly stupid idea.

It doesn't get you better congress members, it gets you inexperienced congress members who don't know how to read and write their own legislation (so they're more beholden to unelected staffers and lobbyists who are perfectly willing to provide some pre-written material). And it throws out the good legislators just as much as the bad (perhaps even more).

What part of the lesson of 2016 is that term limits are a good idea? If not for term limits, we might have President Obama right now.
Dec 13, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Savage Love.
Yeah, got some problems with the math there though. January 20, 2020 is still a year out from Trump's last day in office. He'll be in office until January 20, 2021, unfortunately.

Also 365*4+1 = 1461

Two days ago would've been the day for Trump Minus 1500, so we've already missed that. Next date is March 22.
Nov 25, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on How Green Is My Recount?.
@2 because Greens ostensibly care about environmental policy, increasing the minimum wage, paid sick and family leave, protecting and expanding Medicare/Medicaid/etc., protecting voting rights for all people, etc. They needed to be convinced merely that voting for Hillary Clinton was the right strategy for their policy goals. They're lower hanging fruit than the fools out there who are convinced that Donald Trump is right when he calls climate change a hoax, or agree with him that Muslims should be banned and desperate refugees are one of the biggest threats to the country. They ought to have allied themselves with those Americans (and non-Americans) who are threatened by a Trump presidency, but they chose not to, while portraying themselves as more righteous than those who did.

I've seen Dan spend plenty of time on issues advocacy (obviously with the most emphasis on LGBT rights), which would fall under trying to convince Republican voters and swing voters to join our side.

(Also w/re to the recount, it's almost certainly not going to change the result. Democrats aren't wasting money on false hope. Maybe you think it would be valuable for her to make a show of it, despite not expecting the outcome to change. But know that this would be a show based on misleading people about the likelihood of a favorable outcome.)
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Nov 6, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Fuck This Fucking Guy: Robert Satiacum, the Washington State Democratic Elector Who Won't Vote Clinton.
@18 and he owes the people of Washington to respect their will and the people of the country not to allow a narcissistic, racist, misogynist to become president just to "prove a point".
Sep 13, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Keith Olbermann On Donald Trump: A Demonic Messiah in Oompa Loompa's Clothing..
@11 Poor, innocent, naïve Sandiai... So willing to extend the benefit of the doubt.

Trump bragged about his building becoming the tallest in lower Manhattan the same day. Mere hours after the Twin Towers fell.
Sep 1, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Trump Rally Post-Mortem: Cautious Optimism (Or, Don't Worry: He Probably Won't Win).
@11 Trump doesn't have to work just because he's president. He can delegate all the boring stuff if he wants.

He wants the fame and the prestige and the ability to swoop in and take credit. But working instead of delegating? Not technically a requirement.

Trump could quit, but I think an impeachment is just as likely.
Sep 1, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Trump Rally Post-Mortem: Cautious Optimism (Or, Don't Worry: He Probably Won't Win).
Not sure why Sean linked to Hillary's speech to the American Legion for "things she has bungled".

I didn't listen to it, but I also didn't hear anything negative about it. My impression is that it went well...
Aug 3, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on It Would Be Helpful If Hillary Clinton Stopped Lying.
Keep some perspective. Hillary Clinton had 100 classified emails (out of >30,000), only two of which had any classified markings, and none of which had been properly classified at the time and properly marked. Treating this as if it's a huge scandal, anywhere on par with things that have been given this much coverage in the past, is a bit ridiculous.

And quit acting like Comey is a purely neutral actor. He's a Republican and he hasn't treated this like he would other cases (normally, when they don't recommend pressing charges, they simply say so, and don't hold a press conference talking shit about the people they've concluded are innocent).
Jun 9, 2016 ForkyMcSpoon commented on Canadian Supreme Court: Coming In Sheep Is a Crime.
Those crazy Canadians.

This is just like the time they awarded their highest literary prize to a book with bestiality as prominent theme:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_(nove…