Prettybetsy
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Dec 17, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Required Reading: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.
Nice circular firing squad, guys. I like @14's scenario.
Dec 16, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on After Meeting With Trump, Bill Gates Proves That He Can’t Be Trusted to Fight Climate Change.
@66 and the preservation of motherhood and apple pie, no doubt.

Charter schools? What?
Dec 15, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on After Meeting With Trump, Bill Gates Proves That He Can’t Be Trusted to Fight Climate Change.
Seattle has a blind spot for bill gates. People forget what a ruthless monopolizing shitball he was before he retired and started flinging his billions at questionable causes. If we're depending on the Bill Gateses to save the world, we're fucked.
Dec 12, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Congressional Leaders, aka Republicans, Call for Investigation Into Russian Hacking.
"The 'intelligence community' "

In other words, Intelligence-Americans. It's got a ring to it.
Nov 24, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on How to Get Through Thanksgiving at Your Right-Wing Family's House.
@3 has got it right. If your family lacks the self-awareness to be embarrassed about their votes for Trump, save your Thanksgiving feast for your friends or the homeless. Save your precious time off to actually relax and go somewhere you like with people who aren't ignorant trash. Even if you do want to see them, take it from me, it's always better to visit at a lower-key time than major holidays.
Nov 16, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative Should Not Lead the Anti-Trump Protests.
Am I the only one who thinks we woke up in a new world on November 9th and none of this matters? Yes, I was a Bernie delegate to my state convention, no, I wouldn't swerve if I suddenly found Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the path of my car, yes, I voted for Hillary reluctantly in the end. That may have been the last free election we'll ever see.

The corporate, hawkish DLC's twenty-year run is over. Bernie has the highest profile in the Democratic party right now as we try to rebuild. All this score-settling makes us look ridiculous and wastes the energy we need to keep Trump from making America hate again.
Nov 15, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
@42 Backwater redneck hellscape towns don't have thousands of people to kill, although they're not free of their own little drug wars. Now, can you show me a major city where a trio of inbreds plotted a terrorist attack on an immigrant housing complex? Betcha can't!
Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
@37 add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of the second sentence.
Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of that second sentence.
Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Trump's talk about the hellish "inner cities" is a classic case of right-wing projection. It's old rural white folks who have been living for the most part in bombed-out hellscapes since the consolidation of agriculture. The only people who bother to talk to them are Fox News (the Walmart of journalism) and the rest of the right-wing mediascape, who have got them convinced that gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to drink their blood. More to the point, they've been bashing Hillary Clinton for thirty years, which is reason number 458 why Democrats were stupid to nominate her.