Jan 3 Clara T commented on Buffy the Psych Prof: Someone You Should Follow On Twitter.
Makes me cringe inside when college faculty pat their own backs by making public their students' struggles, even anonymously. That kid crying in your office wasn't about you.
Dec 16, 2016 Clara T commented on The Eternal Stupidity of the Trump Christmas.
Christmas lights are amazing - archetypal symbols in the darkest days of the year that light and fecundity will return to the world. I'm always touched that people will burn some calories to broadcast this deep ancient tradition. This year in particular when I took the time to hang mine it felt cathartic, like 2016 sucked but everything's gonna be alright.

Nov 22, 2016 Clara T commented on Getting High with the Queen Kisser.
Nice - like a not-overproduced episode of High Maintainance. @1 is right this would make a great column.
Nov 22, 2016 Clara T commented on Guest Editorial: Sawant’s Response to Mudede’s “Brazenly Dishonest” Argument About Anti-Trump Protests.
@13 yeah, aside from those 1.75 million more votes she won, she surely couldn't win American votes. Maybe if people like you would have stopped spouting the Breitbart-in-a-mirror paranoaic horseshit, right now, with back of hand to forehead, you'd be ruing the most left ever platform transitioning into the White House? Think how much cakier-and-eat-it-too that would be than this current genuine disaster you catalyzed. You could have remained the political hip and not have brutal run down the less-enfranchised in the process.
Nov 22, 2016 Clara T commented on Guest Editorial: Sawant’s Response to Mudede’s “Brazenly Dishonest” Argument About Anti-Trump Protests.
"Defeating the right wing will require everyone who agrees on opposing Trump's agenda to stand together against him ..."

And the obvious to everyone time for this was after Hillary won the nomination. Well, obvious to everyone who wasn't in a self-serving narrcissistic idealogier-than-thou snit. Those people thought they could continue to spew the sort of ridiculously out of balance vitriol at Clinton because deep down you thought she'd win, so why not get in some more shots and score some more points.

But guess what? Those of us who fucking told you that Trump certainly could win, so knock it off and get realistic, were fucking right. Don't tell me that in your heart-of-hearts if you could go back you wouldn't do it any different. You would go back and fight tooth and nail for the warty left centrism (and its most left ever platform) that you relentlessly demonized. If this isn't the case then you are actually a bad person, not just an insulated ideological narcissist.

So now we get a cataclysmic disaster of unprecedented at the federal level that is going to grind up the less-enfranchised like leftover pig parts. What you should be doing instead of acting aghast and outraged is ablutions and an apology tour for letting your narcissistic, self-serve idealism blind you to the part you were playing in increasing the chances this insane outcome was allowed to happen. Of course you'll never own this, because people who did what you did for the reasons you did as a pathology never do.

So probably I'm wasting key stroke talking truth to power here, but Charles is right - you ran the car into incoming traffic so for just a fucking minute why don't you regroup and let someone else steer? Note this is coming from a Bernie supporter and popularly-requested delegate who turned many voters his way without running down Clinton.
Nov 17, 2016 Clara T commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
Hey, it's a big country - plenty of room for POC like Sawant to also ignore the collective wisdom of the bulk of POC.

You do realize that Clinton won more that 1 million more votes than Trump? And yet your camp keeps lunging at the "bad candidate" theory of why she lost. Wrong. You need to look at the self-involved, grandstanding, privileged white-left poor citizen theory for a better answer. We all live here - we all know exactly who this type is. You all fucked up but given the mindset of course you'll never own that.
Nov 17, 2016 Clara T commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
What I'm saying about non-white votes Theodore is that you're discounting the bulk of brown people as being too stupid to pick a good candidate - according to you in massive numbers they voted for Hillary in complete opposition to their own interests. So yes, you are calling most brown people stupid, or at least ignorant.

I'm saying that stance is patently incorrect - that non-white Americans did pick a very good candidate, but she was undercut by petulant, image-focused, privilege-protected white voters like you and Susan Sarandon grandstanding against her because she didn't get her tongue up there just the way you like it. Enjoy feeling like the brightest political bulb at work! So worth it ...
Nov 16, 2016 Clara T commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
In massive majority of brown people picked Clinton and bothered to vote for her. According the loogit-me-I'm-so-politically-superior crew these people's opinion that she's a fine candidate has no value because she didn't pander to you just the way you'd like it. It's soft racism from people who will largely be untouched by the negative effects of Trump. But hey, someone's got to be the rebel rebelest political narcisist at the bike shop/grad student mixer/PCC/kickball game/drum school.

The notion that Hillary was a bad candidate because she couldn't sell herself well enough to you priveleged non-brown fuckwits is laughable. Try she was a very good candidate, but you were awful at being citizens, largely because hating on Hillary projected the self-image you like.
Nov 16, 2016 Clara T commented on "Awash in False Conspiracy Theories and Petulant Immaturity, Liberals Put Trump in the White House".
"Clinton was a weak and ineffectual candidate who failed to connect with and energize the voters she needed."

I'm so fucking sick of this idiot argument. Oy vey this group of narcissistic voters that need a candidate to personally come to their homes and eat their assholes before they can be inspired. Clinton put the farthest left platform ever out there. Even if she waffled on half of it that makes her a superb candidate well worth getting behind. But you arrogant twats didn't feel inspired. Now we get a petulant, lunging idiot with the finger on the nukes, either the warmonger to end all warmongers or a thin-skinned shouting mouth as SOS, Breitbart News setting our policy, an arch-corporo-religious supreme court, and a Republican legislative branch interested in nothing but pandering to these monster.

So don't fucking tell me the candidate wasn't good enough - she's immeasurably better than what we ended up with. What's not good enough are all you asshats who thought you could have your little snit-for-public-display-of-pure-political-superiority because the election would still turn out okay. Feelin' pure and good about yourselves you cool political know-it-alls? (of course - you and self-important Sawant aren't the types to ever accept a single grain of responsibility for OBVIOUSLY contributing to this national disaster - you're too good for that too). Enjoy your time with President pussy-grabber, and with his judiciary for basically the rest of your life.
Nov 11, 2016 Clara T commented on This Moment: Richard Rorty Called It, James Baldwin Nailed It.
Wait the fracture is the fault of the white collar class not wanting to pay taxes? I don't see that. Upper-middle class people are among the most heavily-taxed proportionally, and are in large part on the left and not anti-taxation. The elite are the ones shirking their fair share of taxes. I've read a lot of Rorty with fawning admiration, but this is not "calling it."