Nov 25, 2016
commented on How Green Is My Recount?
If every single Stein voter had voted for Clinton, she would still have lost the election. She might have taken Wisconsin and Michigan but would still have lost Pennsylvania. EC count would be 280-258.
Sep 26, 2016
commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too)
"Name an issue Sanders ran on—TPP, Citizen's United, climate change, the minimum wage, health care, free college tuition—and Johnson is on the opposite side"
So is Clinton. She's supported TPP and opposed the minimum wage until she had to court Sanders voters. She'll drop them like maggots once she's won. And Johnson is WAY better on many of Sanders' issues, such as free speech, civil liberties, mass surveillance and wars. Johnson was in favor of gay rights way before Clinton was. Clinton is a tool of Wall Street, the ultimate Washington insider, a warmonger and an enemy of civil liberties. She's better than Trump. But that's a low bar.
Sep 1, 2015
commented on And Now I Have to Say Something About Kim Davis
I think she's overestimating the support she will get from conservatives. I've been reading a lot of conservative today -- cultural conservatives -- who draw a sharp line between discrimination by private individuals and discrimination by public ones. There's a strong sentiment of "do you damned job" out there.
Jul 7, 2015
commented on NYT Glosses Over Republican Efforts to Drive Up Abortion Rate in Colorado
Well, one point of order: the contraception program did not cut Colorado's teen pregnancy rate 40% or anything close to 40%. The entire nation has seen a huge drop in teen pregnancy over the last five years -- about 30%. And several red states without free birth control programs (Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina) saw drops almost as big as Colorado's (you can check the CDC's data here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63…
). I support the Colorado program but its supporters are massively exaggerating its impact. Something else is responsible for most of that drop, most likely, as the CDC suggests, the recession.