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Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

I love troll-on-troll violence.

I love it when the f*ckwit parade disintegrates into chaos and bizarre psychosexual babble.

I love the infantilization of our political culture (wasn't there a movie about that?), so vividly displayed here.

I love it when empires rot from within and come crashing down into their own footprints, like a demolished skyscraper that looked like it would stand forever, right up until the moment it became a pile of rubble and dust.

The American people, truly, shall get the government they so richly deserve. And the rest of the world will get f*cked.

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Posted by skinnyman on 01/16/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Three (Maybe Four) Energy Stories From the News

No amount of fossil-fuel industry propaganda can change the fact that global climate disruption is the greatest threat to both people and wildlife in the 21st century. That's no longer just a prediction--it's already happening.

And the whole point of the net metering saga is that rooftop solar is truly revolutionary, in the sense that it could render fossil fuels (and yes, problematic wind turbines, too) obsolete--but also in the sense that it threatens to break corporate control over centralized, monopolized systems of energy production and distribution, which is why the big utilities and fossil fuel companies are doing everything they can to retard the growth of rooftop solar, which includes launching a great big torpedo at fair-market-value net metering. Our incredibly corrupt Corporation Commission is merely marching in lockstep with their corporate benefactors on that one.

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Posted by skinnyman on 01/12/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Danehy

Sorry, Tom, but Chump did NOT "win fair and square". In addition to the weakness and incompetence of the Clintonistas, here are two of the key reasons why he "won": 1) an antiquated electoral college system that was established long ago precisely for the purpose of protecting the power and privilege of wealthy white males; and 2) voter suppression that the Republinazis very effectively implemented over the last decade, which was particularly aggressive in key states such as Wisconsin.

You gotta hand it to 'em. The Rs saw the demographic writing on the wall when Obama swept to victory eight years ago (and some saw it even sooner than that). They understand full well that their agenda of economic inequality and racial and gender discrimination will make it nearly impossible for them to win national elections going forward, so they came up with a strategy to address that: aggressively suppressing the votes of young people and people of color who vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. It's a brilliant stratagem, however immoral and profoundly anti-democratic it may be.

So, I'll say the same thing I said when Dubya "won" 16 years ago: the Republinazis STOLE this election fair and square. The Dumbocrats better get real, or it's going to keep happening, again and again.

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Posted by skinnyman on 11/24/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Sigh. The history books will call this period The Rising of the Trolls. Yet another pernicious side effect of Chump's "victory". (BULLETIN TO THE TROLLS: You can grab your cojones and puff up your fat, hairy bellies all you want, but he didn't really win. Despite massive voter suppression by the Republinazis, not to mention her own pathetic excuse for a campaign, Clinton got millions more votes than Chump, but thanks to an antiquated electoral system that was established precisely for the purpose of protecting wealthy white male privilege, Chump may indeed usurp the Whitey House for a few years.

But, really, Chump is not the problem--he's merely a symptom of our profoundly dysfunctional political culture. Yes, no doubt that the Clintonistas are part of the corporate political establishment that has robbed and disempowered working people of all races. And no doubt that economics were a central factor in this election, which is why Bernie Sanders--or even better, Elizabeth Warren--would have been far, far better candidates for the Dumbocrats to run in this election, with their core messages of economic inequality and proven records of challenging the obscene greed and power of Wall Street.

Sadly, voters are so desperate for change and yet so ignorant of political reality that they chose a man who by any measure is an enemy of economic equality. Even more disturbing is that the worst elements of our society--misogynist, racist, nativist, violent, assholes--will interpret this happenstance as a mandate for their oppressive agenda.

Thankfully, this is probably the last gasp of the Angry White Man. Surely, inexorably, the world will become a more egalitarian place, and fearful, hateful worldviews will die out, one cowardly old white guy at a time.

But, yeah, sure, unity, blah blah blah, so here's an olive branch for the Angry White Trolls: Happy Thanksgiving, dickweeds.

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Posted by skinnyman on 11/24/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Will Hispanics Help Elect Hillary in Arizona? 'Nah,' Said Jan Brewer, 'They don’t get out and vote.’

What she meant to say is, "Nah, doesn't matter if they get out and vote. In Arizona, our corrupt Republican Secretary of State will make sure that their votes don't count."

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Posted by skinnyman on 10/24/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Danehy

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.

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Posted by skinnyman on 10/13/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Social Media Takeover

Conclusion: Social media, like all technology, creates at least as many problems as it solves. Or, put another way, provides at least as many dangers and drawbacks as benefits.

It is making us a nation of idiots. The ongoing infantilization of our political culture that is so starkly evident in this election is a perfect example.

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Posted by skinnyman on 10/05/2016 at 9:54 AM

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