Agreed that the Green Party has failed to become a viable force in electoral politics at the national level, although it has succeeded in some smaller jurisdictions around the country. However, your flippant dismissal of Jill Stein's arrest warrant bears closer inspection.
She was arrested at Standing Rock, in solidarity with hundreds of tribal nations that have gathered to resist the domination of the fossil fuel industry and the damage that its stupid, dangerous, and fundamentally unnecessary pipeline would do to their water, health, cultural integrity, sacred ground, and ancestral graves.
If more politicians had the kind of spine Jill Stein has--you know, integrity, utilitarian values, commitment to principle, courage to stand up to corporations rather than kowtowing to them, all the things Billary Clinton lacks--then we would not be in the mess we are in.
You don't have to vote for Ms. Stein, but you could at least show her the respect she has earned.
So true! You may be fooling college kids, but not the hardworking American taxpayers that have to support all her nonsense. No more years of Obama.
Mr Danehy, I read this column and found myself asking, what has happened to our country? Twenty years ago the Democratic party was defending Bill Clinton from charges of WH sex, which he lied about, even under oath. But the party faithful said, "that was his personal life, and it is in his past." What has changed sir? What has changed is the hatred that now dominates political reaction.
The media has stopped reporting and become either a cheerleader or an enabler to turn the opposition into a villian. Do you remember journalism school at all? What are you doing?
You have taken the bait that the HRC team has thrown out there and run with it. Rather than talk about real, serious issues that confront our country, you want to talk about sex and cast aspersions on someones character. Why didn't you do the same to Bill Clinton? It is blatant hypocrisy. Is Hillary only a worthy candidate because she is female? That is very dangerous.
Had you paid attention to the real issues you would know why Hillary Clinton set up a private server in her basement. She did not want Americans to know what she was doing.
1. She works with a group that is planning to overthrow the Catholic Church. Remember that Separation Clause you always like to defend?
2. She has a plan for a borderless country where anybody can come and go as they please. READ THE EMAILS. She encourages the increase in minimum wage while she floods the country with immigrants. This will not work any better than the Affordable Care Act.
3. She despises average Americans, and then adds "needy latinos" and blacks that do not successfully integrate.
4. She has made the world increasingly dangerous. Hundreds of women and children are being slaughtered in Allepo, and she can only think about a cut and run strategy of relocating them all to the US because of her inability to deal with Bashar al-Assad.
5. The email server was used to hide activities from the public. She supports Obama's plan of doing everything by executive order, in effect, giving us a dictatorship. Did you take Civics in high school?
While Podesta and the Clinton Foundation people continue to claim the Russians have hacked them, they have not denied one email. Not even the one calling Gov Richardson of NM a *&$!.
Why is that?
You sir, need to take a good long look in the mirror. See any truth?
It's so easy for the intelligent to simply call Wrong, Again a racist.
It's so easy for the ignorant to simply call someone a racist.
Tom does not like Trump? What a shock, who would have guessed? It seems imminent that Clinton will win. The only thing worse than having that monster as president is that we all will miss out on the meltdown Danehy would have had if Trump won.
All she has to do is tell the truth...and she can't. At least republicans turned on their party. Dems had a chance with Bernie, but couldn't make a simple decision and think for themselves. Just wait until you see what an international joke they become.
Most fun article I have read since this election campaign began. That was this year, right??
Also, if anyone ever called you a racist, it's not because they disagreed with you.
They called you a racist because....wait for it....you're a racist!
I've viewed enough of your dumbshit posts to figure that out.
Hey, welcome to the party!
You're over a week late, so...GET OUT!
In order to be an effective troll, you have to be more timely.
You just can't get ANYTHING right, can you?
Liberals are showing their real colors - their hatred for Americans and America. All they've got is calling anyone that disagrees a racist or bigot.
Beware the stalker AC-DC once again impersonating What, Again.
Yet blacks suffer most under democrats. Even black ones. Why is that?
CW13, I'm pleasantly surprised that you and your wife are proud to openly call yourselves bigots.
Yes, my wife and I are voting for Trump. I resent you calling us closet bigots. We are nothing of the sort.
Dude, that is the most realistic picture of Trump which I have ever seen!
Thank you, Mr. Danehy.
The New, Improved and Properly Medicated What, Again.
Have to admit: this presidential race serves up two of the main parties' worst electoral choices this side of a high school student body election. It's Green for me this time around. 'Nuff said.
Good piece for us nostalgia buffs who seriously believe in the Roddenberry space utopia to come.
That said, thanks for validating my contempt for Deep Space Nine, a wretchedly boring (if not reworking) of that wretchedly boring western TV series, "Gunsmoke."
"Enterprise" and its less than idealistic and shoot from the hip, Captain Archer, turned out to be a surprisingly intelligent series (and yes, Blalock is a doll!). That said, the poorly designed final episode soured it for me. Wish I had never seen it!
Why no mention of "Voyager?" Its "marooned-in-a-distant-quadrant/lost-in-space" trope set it up for some amazing adventures and a planet after planet contact with the most hostile and/or obnoxious species humanity will ever encounter in outer space! Hairy situations all.
SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT...
Five captains, but it took a Janeway to finally end the scourge of the Borg, unless of course the Borg queen's retrospective, time-line paradox dying "prediction" is correct--which meant only in a _parallel_ universe were the Borg destroyed and not in "our" _actual_ Star Trek universe...
Loved this series' ending!
Oooh, you sound a bit nervous Tom. " Stink-o candidate"? You always found something nice to say about the pant suited princess before. Excuse me for a second, I need to go cough and hug some babies. Ok, I'm back. Damn allergies. I mean flu. I mean pneumonia. I mean Parkinson seizure. Maybe demonic possession, whatever. More is expected of us women you know. So what if I took two weeks off in August while the Donald busted everyday.
Bill Clinton could be up by 15 Tom, but he's not the candidate. Colin Powell's email points out that he is still very busy " dickin bimbos". The rest of his spare time he spends flying on that private plane to pedophilia island with that rich buddy of his. Anything to escape Nurse Ratchett I guess. She must be deplorable.
"How big a lead would any other human being not named Hitler or Clinton have on Donald Trump right now? (Actually, Bill Clinton would be up 15 points, but Hillary is such a stink-o candidate.) Why are we Democrats stuck with the second most-reviled candidate of all time (behind only her racist blow-hard opponent)?
The obvious answer two both laments is: because she won the majority of votes in the states' primary election (not even needing the cushion of the uber-delegates). A more direct response is because Clinton was de facto nominated for this run at the big enchilada at the end of the her embarrassing defeat in 2008 when Obama fed her her lunch. A consolation prize if you will.
To the first lament: Any democrat other than Clinton would be far ahead of Trump, if not up by 15 points. Imagine Biden (or Tammy Duckworth) (or Corey Booker), name your favorite Democrat who is not despised by 2/3 of the voters.
The Democrats, as in the DNC and major contributors with deep pockets, got their wish, their dream team (oh wait, who is she running with, I keep forgetting his name). Today's Times (NY) poll has the race essentially tied. Trump supporters are fired up, Hillary supporters are fighting to keep their eyes open when not breaking out into night sweats and panic attacks.
You Democrats are stuck with Hillary, Tom, because she was coronated as the inevitable nominee eight years ago by the folks who matter. And you and a substantial number of party members and independents are not members of that club.
Ask Spock, maybe he had a better answer.
Another typical low brow, obligatory liberal, insulting lead in to what could have been a nice article. Thanks for keeping true to form Tom.
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