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President Ye?
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Harsh Your Mellow Monday: Miseducation Edition
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Do All Lives Matter?
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Don’t Forget: Black Lives Matter
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They Who Must Not Be Named
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Abomination: The Desolation of the KFC Biscuit
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From NBC New York: Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Sources Say
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Hollow Rights & Hollow Points
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The comments...

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ Isn't the "they" in this observation, the black voters of the Democratic coalition? Who is the constituency for this new Kanye-like leader? This is what I [. . .]
+ "What is the point of lower education?" is one of the fun questions we explore from time to time. There are parts of town where the [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ The list I saw would "work". The purpose was clearly to make everyone equal from an economic/social perspective and THAT is what is really [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels
+ The future is decidedly unclear. “They already rejected multiple sensible black candidates in favor of Biden.” Reminds me of being 100% behind Bain Capital Makers/Takers Romney. [. . .]

"My Herod will never get out Heroded!"
-- Guy whose Herod is being out Heroded as we speak

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ Very true... on the one hand the thorny question of enumerated Religions (and a process whereby to become enumerated) and the "What religion? There's no [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine
+ Why, of all the possible political figures in America today, would Kanye West point towards such a future coaltion? First, has one, even one single Kanye [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Damon
+ I agree with him, but I doubt he will get his dream, because the people engaging in cancelling A) See themselves as righteous actors, and [. . .]
+ I'll see if I can dig it up. (I retweeted it.) Here. Thinking a lot about the definition of "religion" in the first amendment.2A antagonists spend a [. . .]
Avatarveronica d in reply to Freeman
+ I can't speak for American Indians, but I am very pleased when cis people speak up for trans people. We get a raw deal in [. . .]
AvatarSlade the Leveller in reply to InMD

Exactly. Who remembers the candidacies of Pat Paulsen?

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird

This is very true; until the institutions become brittle with success.

Sometimes the institutions collapse, sometimes they are re-imagined; sometimes both.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Dark Matter
+ I guess it depends on which parts of that list you are talking about. Reducing contact with police and the CJ system is a big part [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird

What was the "interesting argument" you saw?

AvatarInMD in reply to Saul Degraw

Silvio Berlusconi would like a word.

AvatarDark Matter in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ That is the far left standard practice of asking for every single ideological want, rather than focusing in on the needs that are relevant [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to veronica d
+ Not really, we don't. We've seen enough examples of this in the past, and even in this current round, of performative privileged kids playing [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Damon

Pretty accurate take. I thank God every day that social media did not exist when I was young and reckless.

+ The other day, I saw an interesting argument. You know how there are 2nd Amendment critics who talk about how it refers to muskets but not [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Saul Degraw

The present is pregnant with the future.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird

Gaslighting Neo-liberalism is very meta.

"Clinton! Get over it! He hasn't been president for 20 years! Also Hillary won the popular vote. Why are we still talking about this?"

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ Nothing gets me more excited than a good definition of terms discussion where we can parse the parses; ultimately agreement is reached by all. [. . .]

Long marches through institutions seem to work better than elbow grease application.

AvatarAaron David in reply to Jaybird
+ Mmm... I don't think it is "elbow grease-proof", but specific to the kinds of grease that are on offer. IE you can't use cut-rate 5w20 synthetic [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw
+ In his book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, Kurt Andersen had a quip/observation that Americans do not mind being swindled, conned, or [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Saul Degraw
+ He isn't deluded. He has an album to promote. It's a publicity stunt of no actual political consequence. If I'm wrong others can feel [. . .]
AvatarDamon in reply to Damon

This dude sums the whole thing up nicely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-lGKTGK270

+ The Great Man Theory of History has tripped up a lot of famous people. You just need to get in there and bust some heads! Apply [. . .]
+ Is your assumption that Marchmaine is using the word "neoliberal" to mean "political thoughts that I do not like"? My assumption is that he has a [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw
+ I think Kanye is deluded enough to think he is being serious and can do this. There are also going to be lots of [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Marchmaine
+ With all due respect: 1. Neoliberal has become a political phrase which roughly means "political thoughts that I do not like." 2. This is wishthinking without evidence. [. . .]
AvatarJames
+ Do you remember when they used to serve a nice Square piece of white bread with your chicken meal that was the day man this [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Freeman
+ I'm in the same position. My strong preference would be to find a way to continue the motif while just changing the name which, [. . .]
+ This whole "everyone knew" thing is always weird. 👀 Ellen Pao, former Reddit CEO and partner at VC giant Kleiner Perkins, says Ghislaine Maxwell attended Kleiner's [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Chip Daniels

A majority coalition that isn't neoliberal.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to DensityDuck

Of course, it's typically not black people who are being touchy, it's all those uber-caring privileged folks being touchy for the black people.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ I think this is the nub of it. There's a slogan, and there's a political organization of the same name. Strikes me as a pretty [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Kazzy
+ “I hear you saying All Lives Matter. Cool. If you really believe that, then surely you believe Black lives matter since they’re a subset of [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Marchmaine

Point a way...to what?

AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird

They're thinking of a new name for the team, not for the fans.

AvatarMarchmaine
+ "They already rejected multiple sensible black candidates in favor of Biden." I think this is more of a hint why the future is trending Kanye (or [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Dark Matter
+ That is the far left standard practice of asking for every single ideological want, rather than focusing in on the needs that are relevant to [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck

broke: "I wish all humans had compassion for all humanity"
woke: "when you say All Lives Matter you're actually saying Black Lives Don't."

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Stillwater
+ Will they be re-hired by the same department as soon as the public glances away, or forced back as soon as the Union engages the [. . .]

10,000 anecdotes == Data.

But if you're hoping to have your priors confirmed, all you need is one.

But it has to be the right one.

+ #3 scares me a little, as I said on Twitter: "I can tell this must be the last season of this show, the writers have [. . .]