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Sep 23, 2016 Marooner commented on Hillary Clinton Sits Down With Zach Galifianackis On Between Two Ferns.
I saw another libertarian article posted on my Facebook feed that claimed Galifinakis "trolled" Hillary and seemed to believe that her statement that she "regrets" appearing on the show was genuine and spontaneous. So, there might be a correlation between libertarianism and the absence of a sense of humor.
Jul 29, 2016 Marooner commented on Palestinian Human Rights Sign Yanked Out of Washington Delegate's Hand: "This Is Almost Like Racism".
Yes! I demand the right to hold a sign in someone's face, blocking their view while they watch the event they paid lots of money and worked really hard to get to! Similarly, stand still while I tattoo "No TPP" on your forehead, or else you are a globalist corporatist shill!
Jul 22, 2016 Marooner commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.
@16 - We shouldn't vote for third-parties for high office until those parties show that they have the organization and the support to win lower offices. Right now, the Greens don't even have the competence or the backing to get on the ballot in more than a handful of states. That they can't bother to do this basic task and then ask for people to vote for them in a Presidential election is an insult and a waste of their resources that could be going to winning seats on city councils and county legislatures.
Jun 29, 2016 Marooner commented on How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Bernie-Or-Busters and Love the Polls*.
TL:DR version of @7 - "I am too dumb to actually weigh the costs and benefits of various actions or make reasonable predictions, so please ignore me."
Jun 20, 2016 Marooner commented on Wall Street Weighing President Trump vs. Vice President Warren.
@MB - I think you're putting a lot of faith into a silly, thinly-sourced, click-baity Politico article.

@3 I don't see why Hillary would plant this story unless she actually plans to pick Warren. Otherwise, (dumb) people will point to this article and say "see, Hillary is already caving to Wall Street, because there are literally no other possible reasons she might have chosen someone else!"
Jun 15, 2016 Marooner commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
@31 - At this time last cycle, Romney was at about 46% in the aggregate polling. McCain was at about 44% in 2008. Trump's at about 39%. Of course, things could always change, but the main-line numbers are pretty encouraging.
Jun 15, 2016 Marooner commented on Hillary Crushing Trump In New Poll.
@30 - I'm with Clinton, but If I were someone who really couldn't stomach voting for either Trump or Clinton, I'd go with Johnson, even though my political views are closer to Jill Stein. Because unlike Jill Stein, Johnson is not totally, disastrously, and hilariously unqualified to be President of the United States. If I'm going to cast a vote, I should at least feel like I wouldn't be terrified that the person I voted for might win.
Jun 8, 2016 Marooner commented on Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver Extrapolating Desperately.
@17 - I think they have to do something about superdelegates. The original purpose was to allow a candidate to more quickly solidify their support. Instead, what we've seen is that it gives an excuse for the clear loser of the pledged delegate count to hang around longer. IMO, they should keep superdelegates but prohibit them from voting on the first ballot for the nominees. They can have a voice on platform and rules, and can weigh in if there is no clear choice of the voters (in, for example, a three-way race or a John Edwards-type situation), but Dems should eliminate any lingering doubt as to whether the winner of the majority of pledged delegates becomes the nominee.
Jun 7, 2016 Marooner commented on Seattle Activist Sarra Tekola Runs Into Bill Clinton in Los Angeles, Curses Him Over Crime Bill.
"He passed Glass Steagall act, which led to the recession" definitely sounds like someone who knows what they're talking about. Yep, this is definitely a person who doesn't base her worldview on half-understood Facebook memes.
May 26, 2016 Marooner commented on Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination, Sanders and Trump May or May Not Debate.
Mr. Trump appears to have confused "joking" with "lying."