Are You Ready for Warren?

Elizabeth Warren


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Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Watch Elizabeth Warren give a speech to her fold, and you realize she’s one of the rare Democrats who can excite her base in the same way Ted Cruz or Dr. Ben Carson can excite their own. As Politico’s Katie Glueck wrote on Friday, liberals’ minds may be with Hillary Clinton, but their hearts lie with Warren.

Speaking on Friday at Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal bloggers and activists, Warren got the crowd more fired up than Vice President Joe Biden was able to do the day before. (To be fair, the crowd was in a solemn mood at the time in reaction to the news of the Malaysian passenger plane crash). In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social issues that galvanize progressives. Her performance was reminiscent of a certain other young senator in 2008.

“What are our values?” Warren asked the audience, some of whom held up “Run Liz Run” signs. “What does it mean to be a progressive?”

She went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism:

– “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”

– “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”

– “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

– “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

– “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

– “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”

– “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”

– “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.”

– “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”

– “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”

– “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”

And the main tenet of conservatives’ philosophy, according to Warren? “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.”


When I first saw the title of that article I clicked on it thinking I would see Elizabeth Warren layout the fundamentals of progressive ideology. All I found was some vague ideals and policy positions.

I agree with some of what she said. I believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and I believe in science too. I support equality. Is there anybody who doesn’t work on Wall Street who opposes regulating bankers and the stock market? Who is against science?

We need regulations that deter crooks without strangling honest bankers and brokers. We need scientists who don’t have a political agenda. We need to understand that you can’t legislate prosperity for everyone.

From what I’ve been reading, the Progs are eating this shit up with a spoon, just like they did six years ago. Well, not just like six years ago, but close. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have the same cool image that Obama had. She’s more like John Edwards, without the mistress.

But she isn’t Hillary, and that’s important.

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155 Responses to Are You Ready for Warren?

  1. The Klown says:

    The same people who supported Obama in 2007-2008 are looking for a viable alternative to Hillary. They will hold their noses and vote for Hillary if she is the nominee, but they are hoping they won’t have to.

    • elliesmom says:

      Our only hope is that the Republicans nominate someone who is more attractive to the Hillary supporters than John McCain was and black people stay home. I don’t know if Warren is sneaky and conniving and dishonest to the core, or if she lied on a job application and got caught up in it and is like Chauncey Gardener. Either way, she will be completely out of her league in the White House. I don’t want that to be the legacy of the first woman president.

      • Wanda says:

        Those pesky black people wanting to vote, amirite??! I mean really, how dare they stand in the way of us taking OUR country back.! Yeah you’re not racist {eye roll}…

      • 1539days says:

        I doubt if Hillary Clinton would suppress the black vote. In the early primaries, Clinton got the lion’s share of black votes over Obama. Obama was floundering for weeks until the DNC decided that he was to be anointed and voters eventually fell in line.

        • lyn says:

          I thought Oprah was to blame. 😯

        • elliesmom says:

          At the risk of offending Wanda, I think Hillary and Bill, too, have been demonized in the black community by the Obama wing of the Democratic Party. Not enough to make the captive crowd of Democrats vote for Republicans, but enough to make them indifferent. I did a lot of GOTV for Hilary, and I was called a racist a lot for not supporting Obama. I don’t know how much “sheeplehood” it takes to believe the Clintons have been suddenly rehabilitated, especially since Obama is unlikely to offer anything more than limp-handed support if Hillary gets the nomination. While I think the single women who chose Obama over Hillary will be delighted to vote for her this time, I don’t think she’ll see the kind of turnout from the black community as he got. Warren might get more because she has never challenged Teh Won.

    • Constance says:

      I have to say even though she and Hillary are the same age Warren looks younger and more energetic simply because her weight is under control and Hillary is bigger than ever. With Hillary’s wealth I find it hard to believe she doesn’t have someone cooking and planning calorie controlled meals if she really is running. Because diet food is good, it’s just a bitch to prepare all those vegetables day in and day out. So my guess is Hillary won’t run but she won’t announce that until late in the process.

  2. The Klown says:

    Obama gave a statement yesterday about the plane shot down in Ukraine, and the entire news media basically ignored it. The silence is deafening.

    • Lulu says:

      He’s retired. He is just hanging out for the perks now. His approval hit 37% in the latest Reuters poll. He could move to the south of France so the girls could go to school there and no one would notice. Dead man walking to get a hamburger.

  3. elliesmom says:

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  4. driguana says:

    The fact that Elizabeth Warren might be running for president illustrates how low we have fallen on the leadership scale. And if the progs start clamoring for the first female president, we need to remind them how well the first half black president has done. Oh but, right, they love him. If you had to choose between Palin and Warren for the first female president, who would you choose?

    • lyn says:

      No contest–Palin.

    • Constance says:

      Palin over Warren any day. But I like Meg Whitman.
      There is something seriously off about every possibility on the Democrat party side being past retirement age. Whats up with that?

    • Constance says:

      The thing is the Progs wanted the first black president and what ever Obama does he is still black so he still fulfills their expectation.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Gov. Palin former mayor 😀

  5. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      I saw a film-clip of the convention. Small gathering of very lost looking people.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I attended YK07 when it was still Yearly Kos, then Kos sold out to the corporate backed Netroots Nation. I don’t think it was ever the same after that, the unions started having a bigger role setting the agenda. At YK07 the Teamsters threw a lakefront party for all of us, free all you can eat and drink, beer, wine and food. For an afternoon, I loved me some Teamsters 🙂

      Here’s an article from Aug07 that pretty much sums up that long weekend with emphasis on the John Edwards breakout session. Funny how reading back on the mood of the day, he was clearly the frontrunner for enthusiastic crowds, while Obama and Hillary seemed to be passing thoughts. I didn’t learn til years later, that Edwards had brought his mistress with him. Pretty much explains why he never stopped by the tabling area we were manning for him to thank us. We always had a big crowd, mostly to sit on the blowup plastic furniture the campaign set up and the bowls of candy.

      http://chicagoist.com/2007/08/05/yearlykos_presi.php

  6. DeniseVB says:

    😀

  7. The Klown says:

    I remember watching CNN during Desert Storm and cheering for shit blowing up.

    • The Klown says:

      If there was a war taking place near where I lived I would watch and cheer for the good guys.

      • mothy67 says:

        No idea if this is true but I heard Murdoch laughed about CNN . He is trying to buy Time Warner Television and somebody pulled something out of an ass and said he cannot own CNN and FOX. Garbage speak. Comcast is has bought NBC if you want to apply a fairness standard they are all over the map

        • Constance says:

          Why would he want CNN? The only thing I can think to do with it is switch it to 15 minute news segments from around the USA or base it in Portland OR for a west coast (Not LA) perspective on events. Does anyone including Murdoch need another east coast based mainstream liberal channel?

      • WMCB says:

        So would I. It’s human nature. You ain’t changing it.

  8. lildoggy4u says:

    My very first time looking at the Kos site thanks to you. But I read this line and shook my head. “Also, would the conference have been happy to stay in Arizona had Gov. Jan Brewer signed the virulently anti-gay SB 1062 earlier this year?”
    She doesn’t even get credit for the fact that she didn’t sign it. That’s just making issues out of thin air. No wonder I’ve never paid attention to him. Heard of him, yea, but never read anything on that site.

  9. Kathy says:

    Warrens platitudes are basically ok, but the devil is in the details. How are you going to do these things? And the problem is she doesn’t have the Washington experience to know whose arm to twist or what levers to pull. I think we need someone who will work half the night and know how to move a massive entrenched administrators. Experience does matter. Can’t believe we have two years to go like this.

    • mothy67 says:

      Fuck Washington how would that Apache wanna be handle Putin.

      • Constance says:

        Of course she would tell him he is being bad and he should stop it now because people will think he isn’t current. What else would a Prog do?

    • DeniseVB says:

      After the election of empty suiter Obama in 2008, I’ve really raised my bar for qualifications, quite simply, would Oprah hire this person to run Harpo ? A question she should have asked herself before shoving Obama down our throats.

      If Hillary or Elizabeth runs in 2016, the GOP would be crazy not to run a Sarah, Nikki or Susanna. That would certainly zap the Dem claim to any misogyny tossed out to shut down the oppo 🙂

    • lildoggy4u says:

      whenever I hear someone like Obama and Warren, I always think of this

  10. The Klown says:
  11. mothy67 says:

    I abhor, loathe, despise hate that woman. Something about her frightens me. Can not put my finger on it but she gives me the willies.I get along with noone. 47 years I have had to deal with me. I do not want to hear pathetic drivel. She is a card.
    I will vote for Jeb before her. I will stand naked on highways holding a sign about her faux heritage.

    • Lulu says:

      She is like Wendy Davis’ mom or something. She looks (and sounds) like a freaky granny to me. Granny clothes, granny chopped off kind of doofus hair style, granny glasses, granny off the rails loony stuff. I can say this because she isn’t much older than I am and is from the same general region of the country before she went Harvard.

    • DeniseVB says:

      She doesn’t appear very bright either. Of course, if she doesn’t “say anything” she can’t be criticized.

      • Lulu says:

        She is an opportunist like Obama. You don’t have to be super bright to be a climber.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Wonder who’s holding her ladder ? Surely this Warren movement has some Soros puppet handlers behind it. Hopefully the voters won’t be fooled again this time, and the GOP better get their nominee right.

          • mothy67 says:

            Thing that gets me with her is I feel like I need a shower after she speaks.
            Sadly I have had to deal with a sociopath/borderline person for seven years. The lies never end and they stare you in the face and lie. They collect other people to promote them. People buy it.
            The democrati. Party right now suffers from a malignancy.

          • Constance says:

            I think the Prog voters could be just as happy with Warren as Obama. In her case they will want to elect the first woman president and regardless of what she does in office she will still be the first woman president and that fulfills the prog expectations 100%. Admittedly Progs do have a misogyny problem.

      • elliesmom says:

        My first f2f contact with Warren was at a “house party”. She was considering running for the senate at the time. I was invited by some of the women I had worked on Hillary’s campaign with, and I went more to see them than to see her. Warren spoke for a few minutes on what would become her usual schitck. She didn’t take any questions from the group as a whole, wandering around with a cup of coffee in her hand and making small talk after her speech. Most everyone there was more interested in seeing each other than seeing her except the hostesses who were soliciting checks. I had conveniently left everything except spare change at home. After that meeting I honestly didn’t think her campaign was going anywhere.
        The next time I heard Warren speak up close and personal she was appearing on a local town green. We were driving by, and Elliesdad wanted to see what was going on so we stopped. By this time her campaign was in full swing. There were several families enjoying the good weather. Elizabeth and her entourage were at the other end of the park clustered around a small gazebo. There were 20, maybe 30, people all with big professionally printed campaign signs. They offered us signs, but we declined.They were all standing around like they were waiting for something to happen. My husband asked me if they were waiting for her to arrive, but I pointed her out to him in the crowd. After a few minutes she stepped up onto the stairs and gave pretty much the same speech I had heard before. She took a few softball questions from the crowd who cheered her answers. A reporter from a local newspaper asked me how I felt about Massachusetts finally getting its first woman in the senate. I told him I appreciated the historic nature of her candidacy, but Scott Brown was doing a good job for us in the senate, and I saw no reason to fire him. He wanted to know why I had driven to hear Warren speak if I was going to vote for Brown. I told him we were just driving by. While he took my name down, I was not quoted in his article.
        What I took away from both encounters is that Warren is a lackluster campaigner with no experience to run anything, especially not the United States government. But that didn’t matter in her senate race. Other people did it for her. There really wasn’t much enthusiasm for her as a candidate, and people in MA genuinely liked Scott Brown, and still do. If Elizabeth Warren does run for president it will be because powerful people have decided she’s going to be the next president. Maybe if I knew who they were, I’d be more comfortable with that, but somehow I doubt it. I don’t have as much animosity toward the woman herself as one may assume from how opposed I am to her. I just think she’s the tip of a giant iceberg, and we’re on the Titanic.

        • mothy67 says:

          I hear her speeches and sigh. Of course she is going to produce the same mulch. She doesn’t really bother me it is her fans that creep me out. I have listrnned to her and for the life of me I cannot figure out her scope. She speaks so broadly . How do you attack wealth and privilege while having tenure at Harvard.
          Even giving her a pass on pedigree I still do not know what she represents. She upchucks bromides deep fried in platitudes. If she were a snack cake it would be a twinkie. She attacks but has nothing behind it. Bad rich people raise taxes. Shut the fuck up. The more raised the more wasted. I will vote for Jeb over her.

        • lildoggy4u says:

          I really think Obama is gonna push Biden. He’s using him more and more. He names him as leading this and that. This has all occurred recently although it just may be that Obama doesn’t want to do any heavy lifting for the next 2 years. Plus, he can always blame Biden.

          • lyn says:

            Biden/Warren 2016?

          • Constance says:

            I think Biden is just stepping up to fill the obvious void. I don’t think Obama is consciously promoting him. Like if Biden calls and says “hey you need to get a statement out regarding XYZ” Obama says “yeah well if it means that much to you, you do it I’m playing golf after my next fund raising stop”.

  12. Kathy says:

    Plus, the dems have no bench because his highness hasn’t let anybody else get in front of a camera for years.

    • mothy67 says:

      He has actually destroyed futures.

      • Lulu says:

        How many of the rest of the shallow Dem bench is going to get beat this fall? Except for the fringe and the crooks he is an absolute disaster.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I thought their 2012 convention would showcase some of their rising stars, but we got a buncha’ crazy speaking people and dancing vaginas. I was actually looking forward to Cory Booker, but they hid him in a late afternoon speaking slot. To tell you the truth, non of the speakers were memorable. Except the hype leading to the Michelle and Barack speeches.

      • Constance says:

        Remember how they put a bunch of actresses for Obama on stage in prime time and then had their women politicians come up and stand there for a few minutes during some off time?

        • 1539days says:

          I mostly remember how the media conveniently decided that it wasn’t newsworthy to show any non-White speakers at the Republican convention.

    • WMCB says:

      yep. Nailed it.

  13. The Klown says:

    T’was this lowly Klown who first suggested to Ms. Fisher that she change her twittername to “Holly Hobby Lobby”. She did and the rest is history.

  14. elliesmom says:

    An interview with Elizabeth Warren. (I think this was Sellers greatest movie.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgGvd1UPZ88

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Saturday is always a packed day on the Nutroots schedule. Looks like #NN14 is going to be hijacked by the cons today. Should be fun. The challenge is to respond to a NN14 with some common sense. 😀

    • mothy67 says:

      Wow do they give stupid out for free at vox. Running a small business is agony. One week I made 11 cents for 80 hours. I was lucky I actually did not loose. I worked on a trust system if my bartender did not make minimum wage I made up the difference. Nightmare for my accountant.I got lucky with my employees. They may have made 2 dollars on a Teusday but the made 400 on Saturday. I did not need big brother telling me how to handle anything. My staff was single mothers. Shit happens. I did not have to live by cotporate rules. No write ups no drawn out lectures.
      You reap what you sow. I had early Saturday clean ups. No one had to come I paid minimum wage to do shit work. You could come if you wanted to.
      Entire staff showed up I was going to buy lunch but they had already ordered chinese.
      Every Saturday they all showed up.
      When I took over the barvit was a hard core drug den. I went door to door to the neighbors asking for a chance. I got my haircut twice on the same day because I wanted the hood to see me differently. I was beyond a whore. I gave up my parking lot for flea markets for the borough. I sat in on endless town hall meetings
      WE turned a blight into something positive. Curse jar was huge. People would just put money into it. Proceeds went to local school to buy gift baskets at Christmas.
      Another cool story about my little bar was there was an area between the pool table and the main area. I said put up books. I was laughed at. Did it anyway. Free to take if you have one leave one. When we closed I had cases of books.
      My point about tipping is that I watched my pros. They were actors and artists. Made people’s night. I was unable to pay them more but they made money.
      Lest you think I was some kind of pimp with an ax to grind i say WE had one regular who was waiting at the door everyday. He was harmless played the Stones all the time. He had a birthday and I picked up a cheap cake. Everyone of my employees showed up . He cried. First time he had ever had a birthday party.

      I worked in hospitality in New York for a long time. I can make all kinds of excuses about tipping but what i FEEL not what . I think is that he is just fat and gross and bitter because hr has to wake up every day and see his own ugly truth.

  16. 49erDweet says:

    Looking at the Fauxy Lady and her fans, it strikes me the major difference between the left and the right today is progs desperately gotta believe “something” or “someone” has the answers and can magically make things right; while cons are coming from the pov that no one has the right answers, and the smart move is to prepare as well as possible to survive the coming disaster. Wishful thinking v. strategic planning. Anyone giving odds?

    • WMCB says:

      Yes. At least currently, what I see is cons having vigorous debate among themselves about policy, “How much can govt even do, and how can we streamline and make effective what they DO do?” Their drive is electing people who understand that the whole complicated system is fucked up, top heavy, byzantine, and is too involved in our daily lives. They want pols who will start dismantling at least some of it. Cons want a govt that does fewer things, but does them well, and organic community can do the rest. They want a reliable, strong framework, that prevents only the very worst of the injustices, but the details of everyday life left to the individual/community. There is no expectation of perfection.

      Proga don’t even question that govt can create utopian fairyland of beautiful fairness anymore. That’s an axiom for them. It’s just a matter of electing people with the same vision, and marching to victory over all the bad mean people who are standing in the way. They want leaders who will “Government harder!” so as to make the world nice for everyone. If it’s demonstrably not working (i.e. War on Poverty), it doesn’t mean the system is flawed, it means the system has not expanded enough to encompass every person who breathes. So long as one person remains who can throw a monkey wrench, that must be the cause for the failure of “fairness” to appear. It’s not that progressivism has all bad people who consciously want to become totalitarian, it’s that it HAS to move in a totalitarian direction, because other people always become a problem standing in the way of the beautiful vision.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    Weird. I tweeted…..then I got a follow by Zach Green, founder of #UniteBlue . Now I wonder why, did he agree with me? I’m certainly not important enough for him to keep an eye on me.

  18. 1539days says:

    Warren’s ridiculous bullet points boil down to “high-paying jobs are good, the company paying your wage is bad.” It is a feat of self-defeating logic.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I caught that too Days. Having a Unicorn flashback to Obama ’07.

    • DandyTIger says:

      My favorite is when she went on and on about the billions spent during the 70s and 80s to increase productivity, and why aren’t unskilled laborers getting all that money. You know, the investment that created silicon valley and computer technology. She wants that to have never been done, and some how magically just give all that money to unskilled workers. Because caring. And the stupid kids following her tweet that from their smartphones. She should run as the irony lady.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Irony upon irony. The “stupid kids” only have the time to be dazzled by her BECAUSE of the smartphones and associa that flowed FROM that increased productivity, BTNI.

      • 1539days says:

        You know how they say that our share of the national debt is like $50,000 (or more) now? The median income is something like $40,000. If we were to take all the money the “rich” makes and split is up, it would be like $50,000 per person (because we’re at 100% of GDP as national debt). Everyone could have a little bit more, except that they would have no free government crap and all the rich people who were raided would move to Hong Kong where they believe in free enterprise.

        If you give a person down on their luck $50,000, they may thrive. The problem is that many people with no money who get $50,000 will spend it on everything but insurance and start crying again when they’re wiped out. Plus, the political class would never provide money to people they could use to get out of poverty, because they would lose their enslaved voter class.

        • 49erDweet says:

          The other side of that scenario is any lump sums arriving at most doorsteps is “found” money and must be immediately extravagantly expended. Save any for a rainy day? What’s that crappola? UnAmerican?

        • WMCB says:

          Is why “soak the rich” never works. Better approach is a) incentivize the rich bastards to to the right thing for the selfish reason, and b) Mostly ignore the tiny percentage of rich and structure society for the best outcome for the biggest hunk of the Bell Curve.

          Our country pays way too much attention to both uber rich and uber poor. It’s a bad allocation of resources and time. Build yr economy around the middle class. And do the minimum necessary for the tail ends.

  19. lyn says:

    OT, I love this idea for inglorious fruits and veggies.

  20. threewickets says:

    Warmed-over Howard Dean who wants to be warmed-over Obama. Frankly I’m tired of politicians from New England with People’s Republic of Cambridge values. I’m tired of the whiney coastal creative class. Maybe nutroots crybaby hipsters from San Francisco, Hollywood, Brooklyn, and Boston could STFU for a couple of cycles.

  21. DandyTIger says:

    What’s the deal with Harvard people dumber than a bag of rocks? The combined intellectual capacity of Warren and Obama couldn’t compete with a particularly dull pegmatite mafic igneous rock.

    • elliesmom says:

      Unless you’re fulfilling a quota, Harvard is difficult to get into, but by the end of five years 98% of the kids have graduated. Once you get in, it’s not that hard to stay there. There’s a famous video they show at science teacher conferences that shows the majority of students graduating from Harvard cannot explain why the earth has seasons. Their science curriculum doesn’t appear to be very rigorous. lol

      • 1539days says:

        I took engineering and I can explain the seasons. I can also explain the eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit and how the displacement of the Earth’s axis determines the climate. That should be test #1 before anyone is allowed to use the terms “global warming” or “climate change.”

  22. mothy67 says:

    I have to curse the Klown he intimated that Led Zep was not gay. Robert Plant sang pretty high and was not shy on stage. I do not think Zep is gay I just think they were raw. The Ocean, Immigrant Song. SEX. Anyhow I had to break out the vinyl. I have milk crates full of Black Sabbath, Barry Manilow, Jetgro Tull , Air Supply, Carole King

    • mothy67 says:

      Wanted to add the Sex Pistols Runaways and Dionne Warwick but kindle thoughtvbetter of it.
      I must be far more disturbed than I grasp. I was 13 buying “walk on by” and Anarchy i. The UK.
      Shit ain’t right.

  23. mothy67 says:

    24 hours ago I was against child abuse. After finding Disco Duck and Shadow Dancing amidst my 45’s I wish someone had knocked some sens e into my head.

  24. WMCB says:

    There are now several cons and libertarians attending Netroots Nation, and tweeting it. It’s hilarious. One of best is exjon, who is attending the humor panel. I’ll share a few of those:

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      • elliesmom says:

        Elliesdad and I talked about this over lunch. The cons seem to better at 140 characters or less humor than the progs. The progs use up valuable character space 4 letters at a time, and it doesn’t leave them room to say anything funny. Their choice of words doesn’t even have shock value anymore. We couldn’t think of any prog-leaning comedians who are good at one-liners? The amateurs also lose out to the cons in the Twitter wars.

        • WMCB says:

          “Racist, sexist, etc” used to be the Left’s magic weapon. Is why they were able to win so many battles. Not because they were stronger, but because they had a sure-fire way of getting their enemy to vacate the field entirely.

          Once a tipping point of people became pretty much immune to the magic, the battle changed. The Left is still in denial that this has happened. They don’t get it.

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    • mothy67 says:

      Wow does the left now realize they have become a joke?

      • WMCB says:

        Legalistic zealots of any religion have a huge blind spot re: humor. That, more than anything, may be what brings down progressivism.

  25. Kathy says:

    They personify–alittle bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing

    • WMCB says:

      Yes. It’s not that they are never right about anything. They are. It’s that the grand Rube Goldberg machine they seek to construct out of those bits of knowledge is laughable.

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  26. WMCB says:

    LMAO! I so hope this is real, not a photoshop. Also, if so, this is a great way to protest. You are not defacing anything, it’s just light.

  27. The Klown says:

    Does anybody else’s cat do this?

    Catness likes dry treats. They are practically all she eats. She’ll come up to me when I’m at my desk and nudge me to let me know she’s hungry. She never finishes all the treats I put in her bowl, and when she comes back she won’t eat the treats left over from the last time until I add more to the bowl.

  28. swanspirit says:

    Warren is the anti-charisma candidate . She sucks the air out of any room . She makes every TV watcher change the channel . She causes that glazed over look in every beholders eye, that stares too long at her silly school marm sensible shoes styleless style ; with the exception of the desperate Vile Progs who have lost their hopey guy . Her speeches get lost in the weeds of platitudes and chestnuts. and her affect is flatter than Kansas . Her tone is monotonous , and her condescension is insipid . Can you imagine her in a debate with Joe Biden ?

  29. Kathy says:

    Anybody notice that we haven’t heard from David Axelrod for awhile? At least I haven’t.

    • threewickets says:

      He’s in London being a mercenary for Labour, and Messina’s in London being a mercenary for the Tories. They have an election next year.

  30. Kathy says:

    He should be hiding–after his handiwork

  31. WMCB says:

    Dandy Tiger, you may like this one. From exjon at Netroots Nation:

    • 1539days says:

      Progs just want to have the bleeding edge of technology. They don’t really understand how it works. Or how economics works. Or how human nature works….

    • DandyTIger says:

      Haha. Nothing like hipster puritanical zealots having trouble with computers. Makes me want to step on them.

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    I’m often suddenly surprised by the degree to which utopianism has so thoroughly been embedded in our culture. When I say, “I observe that geese fly”, I’m often accused of saying “I am in favor of geese flying”. No, those are not the same thing. When I say “The strongest military might will mostly call the shots”, I am accused of being in favor of that state of affairs. No. I heartily wish that it were not true. What has that do do with reality?

    • 1539days says:

      I heard a comedian last night that said something similar. If someone asks him what he thinks about an earthquake in Haiti and he says “I don’t care. It doesn’t affect me,” they think he’s a heartless bastard. If they ask what he thinks about gay marriage and he says he doesn’t care and it doesn’t affect him, he’s enlightened.

      You can be as low-info as you want in Progtown, as long as your low info is the “right” info.

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  35. mothy67 says:

    Looks like my gov just got a Hail Mary from bambi. He was sliding in the polls and is facing touchy feely good guy. Good guy is no longer as pristine as he was once percieved. This is huge. Softball game for 8 year olds all everyone talked about was the border. The dims poked a hornets nest with this. Suburban moms can get ugly. I have never seen anything like it. I live right next to Pittsburgh but yesterday’s game was all stars so we had to travel about 45 minutes. There were cows. I knew the creatures existed somewhere but thought it was in flyover country. They are not pretty things and positive they do not use a very good body wash. Ewww that stink. Horses on the other hand are brilliant. Noble.
    Anyhow I have done the GOTV thing and it is impossible to get people motivated. Romney was far to bland and Ryan was icky. I am an idiot and started working on campaigns when Olympia Dukakis was running. Never witnessed anything like what I saw yesterday. However this was supposed to play out it did not.

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/07/18/gov-corbett-says-health-a-main-concern-with-immigration/

    • WMCB says:

      Americans are compassionate to a fault, but you aren’t convincing them that overrunning us with the poverty and disease stricken third world is a great thing. Especially not while this country is stretched to the economic breaking point. People are PISSED.

      • mothy67 says:

        I just had an epic battle with this guy bashing the Catholic Church. Yeah priests did bad stuff but don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. You never hear about it but those martinet habit wearing meanies run something akin to witness protection for abused women and their families. Sisters have gone to jail for refusing to reveal locations. I lost a friend to a coward asshole. As a result I learned of this. Sandra Fluke is just gross. Attack the nuns but they provide haven. She with her Iphone crying about birth control while attending law school. If you ever have the misfortune of seeing a woman beaten to a pulp by her man you can not wash it away. War on women? Get fucking real. Losing your eye because you got punched in the head is a war on women. I use dollartree.com all the time to buy basics soap, toothpaste, ladies razors. You have to send it to a church or convent as it is anonymous you do not get a write off. Clothes are always in need. My brat has so much stuff and never touched her Wii so I donated it. Flipping penguin dressing wenches loved it. Gives the kids something to do. Who knew a Wii untouched could make a difference in a crisis center.
        Bash away at Catholics who else is doing what they do?

        • WMCB says:

          Mothy, re: ‘But look at the evil the Church has done!” I say feh. It created hospitals, and sometimes almost singlehandedly saved whole communities from disease and starvation.

          The Dark Ages would have wiped out all learning and civilization were it not for the Church – for monks in cells painstakingly hand copying all the great texts, even the pagan ones. They preserved it all, and we would have NOTHING today if not for that.

          I’ll leave with a quote by great Catholic thinker G.K. Chesterton:

          “When people impute special vices to the Christian Church, they seem entirely to forget that the world (which is the only other thing there is) has these vices much more. The Church has been cruel; but the world has been much more cruel. The Church has plotted; but the world has plotted much more. The Church has been superstitious; but it has never been so superstitious as the world is when left to itself.”
          ― G.K. Chesterton

      • DandyTIger says:

        The prog friends of mine that are the most ashamed at America for not being more open to all the suffering are the very wealthy ones. They really don’t have a clue about what big numbers of new illegals might mean, about under- and un-employment, or about any other economic impact. They’re amazingly clueless, and are just stomping their feet and holding their breath over this. I don’t even bother to say anything to them about this. We don’t have a common frame of reference.

        • WMCB says:

          They have the luxury of not worrying about their kids going to school with scabies, or their neighborhood being overrun with M-13. They are free to practice their “compassion” on the backs of others.

          • mothy67 says:

            Same thing with common core. I support but my kids are going to private school. Sod off my baby girl is not a variable in your twisted social engineering experiment.
            I tell all the parents take action you can buy Sylvan learning online for 20 bucks. I am confused by the process for common core. I just do not get it. 8 times 9 is seventy-two. I grew up you memorized it or you thought 8 times 10 is eighty minus nine equals 72 I have no idea what this convoluted shite is. Everything takes like 12 steps.

        • mothy67 says:

          Me too. I hear my friends from college going on and on about injustice. Fucking do something. Get your hands dirty. I am not someone with any gifts I just can be adamant. I was dropping off toiletries to a friend in a 90 day rehab. He did not want to be there the judge did. He is not a bad guy just does dumb stuff when he is wasted.
          Anyhow it is a place called Harbor Light run by Salvation Army. Not a country club.
          I was not even allowed to see him til had two weeks of clean urine.
          I was at the desk asking questions when a guy came in. They would not admit him because he could not read. They are not just 12 step but use REBT(Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) I have an inability to shut up. I said I will teach him to read. I did. Funny because he is/was a fixture in one of the worst hoods. His people watch out for me. I get fist bumped all the time. Someone messes you wit you I take care of them.
          I spent maybe an hour every day after work. It was no sacrifice. That hour made me miss traffic and hot damn he got up in front of a room and read the AA stuff people were crying and cheering. I did not grasp the heft of the moment. His twin brother had od’d when I met him he was 50 and black. I was not the jewish girl from Native Son lord knows I do not want my head chopped off and put in a furnace. Nope I just did not care for how the woman behind the desk was talking to him.

  36. WMCB says:

    James Garner has died. Man, I loved Rockford Files.

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