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Dissing the Double X

From Women Voter:

Ahem.

First, let me say that the vast majority of Bernie supporters that I’ve met are amazing. For the last weekend before the 2016 election, we got a ton of volunteers from another neighborhood in Pittsburgh. They had gone to their local Clinton HQ and asked where they could canvass. They were sent to my house. They were all Bernie supporters. I have never been so happy to see them. All of them said that the election was so important that they wanted to do everything they could to help Clinton win. And they actually believed in her. In fact, one of the organizers I worked with on Clinton’s campaign was formerly a Sanders guy.

I truly believe that the problematic elements in the Sanders campaign represent a small but very vocal contingent.

The problem is that Sanders himself seems to be one of them.

Second, let’s get this straight on identity politics. Women comprise the majority of people in this country. Yet we never hear that white guys are practicing identity politics. We never say they’re voting with their penises, though that would be physically easier to do than voting with a vagina. (Note to self: take sanitizing wipes to voting booth in April in case any dude decides to actually vote with his penis. I wouldn’t put it past them.)

Women get accused of this every damn day. They make it sound like it’s a bad thing if we vote in our own self interest. Indeed, it’s very strange that anyone would tell the majority of the populace to NOT vote in their own self interest, to be self effacing, deferential and the blessings of Liberty will trickle down upon them.

#(<% that }*^+.

Not only is that stupid, it’s not democratic.

So, for Bernie Sanders to tell Elizabeth Warren to forget about “identity” politics and that a woman can’t win indicates a complete misunderstanding on his part of what his so called revolution is up against.

If you want a real revolution where the needs of more than half the population are not dismissed and are taken seriously, you absolutely must vote for a woman. Because men, even radically progressive lefties simply Do. Not. Get. It.

Thank you, Bernie, for making that point so much easier to make.

‘Git.

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Update: yes, he did.

You know what’s really stupid? A woman beat him in the primary by 4 Million votes (not even close to the 2008 actually rigged primary) AND Clinton beat Trump in the popular vote by 3 million. She might have beaten him in electoral college votes as well. We may never know.

In any case, Bernie was wrong.

To be clear, I have never done this

This is the kind of thing that I would expect would merit disinheritence. That and physical abuse, stealing in general, shooting up with your friends in the living room, wrecking her car while DUI, prostitution in an upstairs bedroom, murder, serial murder, war crimes, basically, being a substandard human being. You know, stuff I would never do.

I’ll betcha disinheritence never happened to this woman because in all likelihood, she and her mom watched Fox News together and spoke fluent word salad to one another.

Just speculation.

Addendum: Lol! She’s an executor for her mother’s estate:

In separate cases in civil court, the nursing home, the mother’s court-appointed guardian and the guardian’s lawyers are all suing Turk to collect money they say she owes them as the representative of her mother’s estate. The total amount owed according to the three lawsuits is more than $320,000. Turk is suing the nursing home for negligence

The arc of the universe that bends towards justice is tangent to some of our lives.

The week ahead: trials and oil

1.) This is the week that Nancy sends her articles of impeachment to Mitch. We know what to expect from him. It’s the rest of reality we can’t predict.

Does the intelligence committee have information it hasn’t divulged? (probably) Is there a possibility that Bolton will testify for the House? (Remote but not out of the realm). Will Susan Collins do the right thing? Doubtful)

I think it’s hard to overestimate how much Trump is loathed by the “not Republican” voter. From what I hear, he’s a disgusting, immoral criminal. If he wins the White House in 2020, it will be solely by the red states and the few guys out there who are irrationally convinced that the only thing standing between them and the Iranian Quds force busting down their doors is a fat, stupid, reckless, conscienceless orange coward in the Oval Office.

2.) In spite of all the turmoil in the Middle East, oil prices haven’t budged a lot. Question: has Trump been dipping into the strategic oil reserves that are supposed to be used for emergencies? Let’s not forget that even Obama didn’t do that during the worst of the high oil price days. The best he did was rescind the oil tax. And we paid for it. Heavily. 2013 was a very expensive fuel year.

The strategic oil reserves are supposed to be off limits. You know, sort of like a cistern in case there is a siege. So what gives? I hate paying for high gas prices too (that’s why I take a bus to work). But if we drink our own milkshakes, what’s going to happen when OPEC decides to screw us good?

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