That jackass is lucky no one ever kicked him in the chest. Or somewhere further south....
When you are at a job you are not "just there to work". You do not automatically abdicate your humanity or medical needs when you go to work.
People do have some rights in the workplace, plain and simple. Employers do NOT have absolute authority over their employees, plain and simple. Laws strike the balance between the two. If you can't understand that, maybe you should crawl back under your rock and think about it for a few years.....
A spirited rally, but Nintz takes the game.
Nintzel 1, Asstrolls 0.
Actually, that photo is better than a mugshot, and worth a thousand words. Two self-absorbed people who are more concerned about their Ken and Barbie image/lifestyle than their child's welfare.
Stoudamire was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, which is a "crime" that will no longer be a crime in this state in a few months, but even in its current status is often addressed with exactly the sort of diversion/treatment/monitoring regime Mr. Silent Majority lays out in his post.
Agreed that CHUMPsters are definitely not the Majority, but maybe you should go back to being Silent until you know WTF you're talking about...
Agreed on the evils of Citizens' United, to some extent, but this year actually illustrates that it's not an absolute trump card, so to speak.
In fact, in the Republican primary, the vast majority of establishment wealth was arrayed against Trump, yet he won handily. In the Democratic primary, virtually ALL of the establishment wealth was arrayed against Bernie, yet he gave the anointed nominee a helluva run for her money. Yeah, he spent a lot of money, but almost all of it was from small donors.
This proves two things: 1) Vast sums of money do not automatically buy elections, and 2) People are completely fed up with the monied, self-serving political establishment--so fed up that they reach for anyone who sounds and seems different, be it a buffoonish narcissistic ignoramus on the right, or a rumpled old-school socialist on the left.
I think the point is that you should numb your nuts.
I don't begrudge your choice, Mari--each to her own voting strategy, in this grand democratic experiment, and so on--but please don't fool yourself. If Billary Clinton fails to win this election, it will have nothing whatsoever to do with Bernie Sanders or anyone voting Green. She will fail on her own merits, or lack thereof.
If she fails to defeat one of the most ignorant, absurd, untruthful, embarrassing, unqualified, and downright dangerous presidential candidates in history--unbelievable as it may seem, but it could very well happen--it would be because she has utterly squandered her credibility. For many years she has been nothing more than a garden-variety politician who happens to be married to a former president, tacking back and forth with the winds of change and changing her tune whenever it suited the moment. She has consistently and earnestly played to Republican themes while pretending to be a liberal, courted the wealthy and powerful while pretending to stand for the underprivileged, and betrayed her base and the principles of her supposedly liberal party in the process. That strategy was birthed by her husband and his DNC, to the ruin of the Democratic Party and progressive change, and she has embraced it enthusiastically.
People are totally fed up with it--so fed up that they're desperately grasping for a psychotic ignoramus just because he sounds different. If she cannot beat the psychotic ignoramus--and I mean soundly beat him, send him back to his Tower with his tiny tail between his legs--she does not deserve to be president. No amount of ill-conceived, third-party blaming can change that.
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