Aug 14 Alden commented on Unrest in Milwaukee After Officer-Involved Shooting.
@2@4 @5 @9 @10 @11

Golly, never seen anyone take that position on a topic like this before!

I bet you have a theory.
Aug 11 Alden commented on EOD: Why Millennials Love Hillary Clinton*.
Is there any evidence that these weren't the exact same attitudes of 19-29 year-olds 20 years ago?
Aug 9 Alden commented on Republican Senator Susan Collins Won't Support Trump—and Neither Will 50 Republican National Security Experts.
Every vote counts, even that of Susan Collins. But I don't believe for a second she'd be doing this if it looked like Trump was going to win. All these Republican creeps, now that their crap isn't working its like "at long last sir have you no decency?" Where was Susan Collins when they were Swiftboating John Kerry?

As for those 50 experts, screw those guys. Those are the very people who have made such a mess of the world. Trump was spot on to laugh off those buffoons - even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Aug 8 Alden commented on Hot Money and Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part One.
@3 That's ridiculous. The property tax is about 1% of assessed value. By what means does that manifest as these skyrocketing prices?
Aug 5 Alden commented on American Democracy Isn't Rigged, It's Just Not Very Good.
The purpose of democracy isn't to pick the best qualified people for office. Its to spread the blame around when bad leaders come along.
Aug 4 Alden commented on This New York Times Video of Trump Supporters is Disturbing.
I've been bored with the relentless attention given to the antics of Trump and his supporters for months now. Is this really what its going to be like for the next three months? I don't think I've seen Clinton on the front page of anything since the convention - even on the most liberal news sites its just Trump, Trump, Trump, omg, more Trump.

I have no idea if this pattern will influence the actual voting in November but it sure drains me of my will to live.
Aug 2 Alden commented on Which Is Better: Jill Stein's '90s Folk Band or Her Chance of Being Elected President?.
What the greens outta do is nominate Hillary Clinton. Then people could vote for the Green Party without helping Donald Trump.
Jul 29 Alden commented on Trump Says You Have to Vote for him Even if you Don't Like Him.
@6 - Maybe so, but at least you have an approximately 50% chance of getting your illusory wish granted. If everybody was going to vote for whomever, you might as well pull a name out of a hat.
Jul 28 Alden commented on The Six Best Lines From Ex-NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s DNC Speech.
@2 gee whiz, by the time we've purged the party of everybody who rubs you the wrong way, there won't be enough Democrats left to carry Capitol Hill
Jul 25 Alden commented on Why are Democrats not Throwing Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the Wolves?.
Some Old Nobody has been reading crank diaries on Daily Kos