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Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
by Dr. Medulla
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
by eumaas
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
by Dr. Medulla
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
by eumaas
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
by Dr. Medulla
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 9:24pm
by BostonBeaneater
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.
What's a "bookstore"?

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 9:57pm
by Dr. Medulla
BostonBeaneater wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 9:24pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm

Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.
What's a "bookstore"?
A place where people with master's degrees worked for minimum wage as punishment for their poor decisions. Jeff Bezos freed the wage slaves a decade ago, allowing them to serve their time in coffee shops.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 10:52pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:37pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opr ... a9b787e7d4?

Good lord. And the horrible thing is we can no longer rule out this kind of idiocy. Maybe celebrity candidates is evidence that Western democracies are truly managerial states now and the executive is purely ceremonial, there to make us feel happy or angry, but not actually meaningfully engage in policy. Maybe Jimmy Carter was the last textbook president.
Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.
Are you fucking kidding me

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 02 Mar 2017, 7:23am
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 10:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 6:40pm

Oy, doesn't seem likely she'll pull an Engels, does it?
You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.
Are you fucking kidding me
No, not at all. And she and her audience all laughed that shallow moron laugh. I assume she's changed her opinion since, but it's that kind of dumb immediate reaction that sticks with me. You have a climate scientist warning of a catastrophe and your response is to think it sure would be nice to have warmer winters. Idiocy.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 02 Mar 2017, 3:14pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
02 Mar 2017, 7:23am
Kory wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 10:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 8:10pm
eumaas wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Mar 2017, 7:26pm


You've got me stumped on the reference. :question:
A bourgeois class traitor.
Ah, gotcha. Oprah has been on my serious-ass hate list for the longest time for two reasons: 1) Her reaction to global warming: Who'd complain about it being warmer in the winter, right?; 2) I worked in a shitty bookstore when she had her book club, and each announcement led to a deluge of desperate middle-aged female zombies demanding their sacred parchment for the month.
Are you fucking kidding me
No, not at all. And she and her audience all laughed that shallow moron laugh. I assume she's changed her opinion since, but it's that kind of dumb immediate reaction that sticks with me. You have a climate scientist warning of a catastrophe and your response is to think it sure would be nice to have warmer winters. Idiocy.
"Am I right, ladies?!"

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 02 Mar 2017, 6:57pm
by Rat Patrol
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/politics/ ... index.html

Centrist fanfic is the worst fanfic. :yuck:

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 11 Mar 2017, 7:28am
by Dr. Medulla
New issue of the Baffler has a piece on the real Alexander Hamilton and why liberals love the Broadway version: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/hamilton-hustle-stoller

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 8:08am
by Dr. Medulla
Dammit, people, you have to separate the head from the body and bury them in different locations or else vampires keep coming back.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ ... woods.html

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 8:36am
by Silent Majority
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 8:08am
Dammit, people, you have to separate the head from the body and bury them in different locations or else vampires keep coming back.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ ... woods.html
There's an insane arrogance in her thinking that the country needs her at this point.

Re: The Future of the Democratic Party

Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 8:56am
by Rat Patrol
Silent Majority wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 8:36am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 8:08am
Dammit, people, you have to separate the head from the body and bury them in different locations or else vampires keep coming back.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/ ... woods.html
There's an insane arrogance in her thinking that the country needs her at this point.
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