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Re: “Winners Take All

The pay-to-play sleaze of the Clinton Foundation is a perfect example of this dynamic:

"Like the dieter who would rather do anything to lose weight than actually eat less, this business elite would save the world through social impact investing, entrepreneurship, sustainable capitalism, philanthro-capitalism, artificial intelligence, market-driven solutions. They would fund a million of these buzzwordy programs rather than fundamentally question the rules of the game or even alter their own behavior to reduce the harm of the existing distorted, inefficient and unfair rules."

Re: revolution, every empire in the history of the world has rotted within and fallen. Regardless of the mindless exceptionalism that amounts to a strange sort of national hysteria in this country, the American Empire will fall, too. It is only a matter of time and the mechanics by which it will fall. Tchump's ascendancy is a sure sign that the rot has quickened and our time is far shorter than most people realize.

Will U.S. plutocrats relent in the "polite" manner of the British empire, with a relative modicum of violence? Or will they go down like the Romans, ramping up the oppression and slaughter until the bitter end, until they're literally overwhelmed on the doorsteps of D.C. and Wall Street?

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/30/2018 at 9:17 AM

Re: “New York State Senate Candidate Supports Sex Worker Rights

More power to Julia. I hope she wins.

Anti-sex worker laws, and the wholesale criminalization of an industry that generates billions of dollars in our economy every year, are pathetic and immoral relics of a toxic religious patriarchy that has poisoned our public policies for far too long.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/24/2018 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: The New Normal

Since they never get straight answers, they might be less frustrated if they just ask general rhetorical questions instead.

Is the president a freakin' moron?
Is the president a flaming racist?
Is the president a serial sexual assaulter?
Is the president a pathological liar?
Is the president a hopeless narcissist?
Is the president a fascist tyrant?

The answer to all of these questions is self-evident, in that the president himself has robustly demonstrated it for years.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/24/2018 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: All the President's Felons

It's both, Ken. Tchump's entire life has been one long exercise of white male privilege. He has always considered himself to be above the law and people of color to be automatically suspect. It should surprise no one that he has surrounded himself with similar moral degenerates.

There will be more to come. Pruitt and Zinke are also legally vulnerable, with more than a dozen open investigations against them for a stunning array of sleaze.

It's tempting to say that this is the most corrupt administration since Nixon, but...he's already approaching Nixonian levels after just a year and a half! In typical Tchump fashion, he's going for Most Corrupt Ever.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/23/2018 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Arizona Runner Up on Worst Highway Upkeep

There ya go. When the asphalt trolls bitch about the roads ad nauseum, they should remind themselves that they have only their beloved anti-tax Republicans to blame.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/17/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Ducey, Republicans Leave $56 Million For Child Care Sitting On the Table

There is a very clear reason, and it pretty much goes without saying: For the umpteenth time, when it comes to the Republican Party, ideology trumps common sense, basic decency, simple humanity, etc. They would rather refuse to participate in a program that has obvious and well-demonstrated benefits (not just for the kids but for the whole community) than admit that government spending is good for something other than increasing corporate profits and making wealthy people wealthier.

And once again bslap perfectly demonstrates the selfish, moronic mindset of so many people in this country who enable this kind of vicious, self-defeating class warfare. No, of course it's not your job to raise other people's children, but it is ALL of our jobs to help. When we pay more for better public schools and programs that benefit kids, it greatly improves their chances of growing up to be healthy, sane, responsible adults. It's a proven fact, but you'd rather cut your own nose off to spite what you perceive to be someone else's socialist face. Truly idiotic.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/16/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: LeBron Meets LeCon

And as long as we've embarked upon electing totally unqualified celebrities for president, I'd take Lebron over LeTchump any day. Just sayin'.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/14/2018 at 10:51 AM

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