skinnyman 
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Re: “Romero Wins Tucson's Mayoral Primary, Advances to General Election

So easy for people to viciously attack women of color. To all the cowards out there who are quivering in the shadows just because we finally elected a Latina mayor: Grow up and GET OVER IT.

Regina won because she was the best candidate, ran the best race, worked hard for her constituents for many years before running, and genuinely loves Tucson and believes in her heart that she can help make it better. She won because she got the most support, by far. She won because she worked very hard for it and SHE EARNED IT.

The outside expenditures that supported her came from organizations who work for voting rights, worker's rights, civil rights, etc. Those expenditures are the 180-degree opposite of independent expenditures from wealthy corporate and industry interests who care only about gaming the system to maximize their own profits, usually at the expense of working people and community health. It was utterly ridiculous to make a big deal out of the independent expenditures that benefited Regina and blame her for something she had no control over in any event. Tim Steller and others should be ashamed of their idiotic and unfounded attacks on her integrity.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/28/2019 at 11:11 AM

Re: “The Star's Creative Headline Writing Team Is At It Again: Trump Edition

It DOESN'T matter what Tchump says, because he has shown himself to be a pathological liar.

The sooner the media stop obsessively reporting his every maniacal tweet, the sooner we can get back to talking about things that really matter, and moreover, hearing from authentic voices who are being drowned out by this pathetic Tchump circus.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/07/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Man Arrested for Damaging, Stealing Water Tanks Left For Migrants

Bslap's ignorance is on display again. For the umpteenth time, undocumented immigration is NOT a criminal activity, which is why it's handled as a civil matter in immigration courts.

Saving people's lives is not a criminal matter, either, regardless of whether those lives belong to brown people that bslap loves to hate on.

Stealing and destroying other people's property is without question a criminal matter. Moreover, destroying water tanks that are proven to save people's lives is a particularly heinous crime, and a clear indication that this guy is a dangerous lunatic who should be locked ASAP before he hurts somebody.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/07/2019 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Hate and Prayers

Plenty of racists worship sports teams and their black superstar players. Plenty of racists listen to popular music made by black and brown people. Plenty of racists can claim a certain friend of color, even while denigrating their race as a whole. The definition above shows that--"OR who believes that a particular race is superior"--it doesn't have to be absolute.

Tchump has a long, demonstrated history of racism, going back to the 70s. Just like his father, he purposely excluded people of color from renting his residential units in NYC, and was actually prosecuted for it by the federal government. He routinely removed people of color who were working the floor of his casinos when racist clients complained about interacting with them. He spearheaded a witch hunt against the five minority youths who were wrongly railroaded for the Central Park rape/murder, and to this day maintains they are guilty, even though they were exonerated by DNA. His policies and pronouncements as president are virulently racist, cozying up to white nationalists and nazis while habitually lying about, attacking and denigrating Latino immigrants and other people of color. His racist statements are voluminous, and they go way back long before he ran for president. He threw around the N word on a regular basis while running his stoopid TV show. It goes on and on.........

Yes, he uses racism to motivate his political supporters in what remains a profoundly racist country. But he's doing it because he believes in it. Tchump's father was a virulent racist, and Tchump is, too. It's OBVIOUS, because he doesn't really try to hide it. Apparently he's proud of it.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/31/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Extreme Supremes

Jill Stein had absolutely nothing to do with Tchump's election (just as Ralph Nader had absolutely nothing to do with W's election). Blaming losses on utterly irrelevant Green Party candidates who draw a fraction of one percent of the vote in elections where Republicans are actively and brazenly stealing and suppressing millions of votes is the height of Dumbocratic idiocy. They prefer to ignore the real problems and freak out about red herrings.

And that, Daniel S, is the best way to understand Dumbocratic Party politics at the national level. They fear more from the left than they do from the right. They would rather see a Tchump than a Bernie, because they are beholden to the same wealth and power and captured by precisely the same corporate interests as Republicans.

That's American Politics 101. Anybody who blames Green Party candidates for anything at all in this context simply does not understand this most fundamental truth of American politics.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/30/2019 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Kirkpatrick: Time To Impeach Trump

Obviously Tchump has a criminal mentality and has surrounded himself with pathetic sycophants who, like him, believe they're above the law. He can and should be held accountable at some point, but I don't think it's all that important to do it now, just a little over one year away from an election that could remove him anyway. Hard to believe that Chief Justice Roberts would see this as anything but "political", whereas Rehnquist was perfectly happy to fry Clinton in his own juices. And there's no way the Senate will come up with a two-thirds majority to convict him in any event.

Usually I disagree with the craven corporate Dem leadership and their inside-the-Beltway timidity, but in this case, rather than putting Tchump in a martyr role that he would truly relish, I think there are more important fish to fry. With what is by far the most corrupt administration in modern political history, there are plenty of oversight investigations to pursue without getting bogged down in an impeachment circus that will suck up all the oxygen.

And the Dems need to go after Kavanaugh ASAP, before the plausible window for doing so passes. He is the most illegitimate Supreme Court appointment since Thomas. He is a dangerous ideologue with a lifetime tenure who clearly perjured himself dozens of times over the years, including many times during his most recent nomination hearing. He never even would have had the chance to be nominated, let alone confirmed by the narrowest of margins, except that the Republinazis corrupted the system and prevented Obama from making an appointment. Kavanaugh is a serial sexual abuser and an entitled little rich boy punk who thinks the whole world was made for him--i.e., Tchump hired in his own image. At this point, I think it's far more important and pressing to take down Kavanaugh than Tchump.

If the American electorate cannot muster the civic responsibility to take down Tchump in the 2020 election, well then, they will have the president they so richly deserve.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/17/2019 at 11:09 AM

Re: “A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

There were more than 9,000 people on the infamous Border Patrol secret FB group when it was revealed, and virtually none of them were complaining about the hateful, racist, misogynist nonsense that was being posted there on a regular basis. That tells you all you need to know about the culture of the U.S. Murder Patrol. It's no wonder that people like the agent in this story find their humanity subsumed by the corruption and immorality of this quintessentially fascist institution.

The BP is a rogue agency. It operates outside the scope of civil liberties that we supposedly hold so dear in this country, employing warrant-less searches, racial profiling, and other profoundly un-American principles and actions as standard operating procedure. Of all federal law enforcement agencies, the BP has by far the least accountability and the highest levels of corruption. Not surprising, since those two go hand-in-hand.

When a BP agent can shoot a 16-year-old kid ten times in the back and kill him in cold blood, even while the kid is lying on the ground on the Mexican side of the border wall, and yet be found innocent by a jury of his peers, it tells you all you need to know about the corrupt society that enables such a fascist agency to operate with impunity. Too many "good Germans" in this country who believe the bullshit they see on Fux News and vote for racist psychopaths like Tchump, because they're too cowardly to enjoy the incredible privilege we have without being consumed by the fear that some poor teenage kid from south of the border is going to take it all away from them.

The U.S. Border Patrol brings shame on this great nation and betrays its fundamental principles of liberty and human rights, every single day.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/17/2019 at 10:12 AM

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