How Can You Be This Blind About Biden? (A response to Newsweek)

This year is shaping up to be one that changes the face of America.  A plague is still ongoing that is ravaging the entire world.  A virus that has no political allegiance, it is just doing what it does – finding hosts to infect.  Meanwhile, George Floyd’s death has caused a rally of people now the world-over.  The rampant abuse of police authority in this country has taken center-stage, and it’s definitely something that needs to be talked about, in a way that’s serious.  Not like after a mass shooting where the country talks about how bad automatic weapons are, only to turn around and do fuck-all about it.  Another day in the endless turmoil that is America, eh?

As one might expect, since this is all happening in an election year, the big focus people have is wondering what the political landscape is going to look like with all this happening.  Trump’s biggest thing he was hoping to run on was his economy.  Now the economy is in shambles.  It has gone into a recession that is far worse than the 2008 one.  We narrowly avoided another Great Depression, and we may still hit it if COVID really rallies in the fall and brings things to a screeching halt once-again.  And with the recent riots, instead of the President being out trying to unify people or at least calm things down, Trump is hiding in his bunker.  The unlit White House seems to be a metaphor for everything that’s happening.  Hell, the dude used tear gas to clear people out to do a photo opportunity with a Bible.  He held that thing like it was poison to him.

The political pundits have all come out with their own opinions, but because I don’t watch cable news, I am spared the MSNBC and CNN stupidity.  But because I live on the Internet, online news has a way of finding me.  And there was one article in-particular that just blew my mind in how utterly bereft of understanding it was.  An article on Newsweek opining that there isn’t enough college activism for Biden.  Here’s a link to the article, let’s talk about it.

It begins by saying that the dude was a big activist during the Vietnam days, and that everything thinks Trump is bad (at this point, part of me thinks that only the dude’s cult of personality are thinking he is handling this well), but there isn’t enough college activism.  The dude then asks the obvious question – why is this?  I will say, this is the FIRST left-leaning news outlet that has actually let it slip in that people are wondering about Biden’s mental acuity.  His campaign is keeping him out of the limelight, still, as much as possible because his gaffes are not going anywhere.  Seeing them splice his comments together to come up with stuff that is usable in newsbytes is just the best.  Reminds me of that line in Red Letter Media’s Best of the Worst video where Rich Evans has his grammatical gaffes and one of the dudes says if he was editing the video, it would sound perfect. They make the joke that for that to happen, they would need a ton of jump-cuts.

We’ve gotten to the point that I don’t see how the Biden campaign can keep not addressing the fact that their candidate’s brain is falling out most times he is being tasked with doing a speaking engagement or an interview.  How will he handle speeches?  But I digress.

The article continues opining the lack of college student engagement, then offering the most cursory reasoning that it may be because of the Democrats utter failure to initiate on ANYTHING that Gen-Z would want.  Keep in mind, they are the ones in college right now.  It isn’t millennials anymore.  We’re out of college, building careers and starting families.  Here’s the thing – Gen-Z is growing up in a world that millennials like myself have become utterly disenfranchised by.  A world where there are two parties controlling the entire discourse, and NEITHER party represents the values that we stand for.  The Democrats are NOT a liberal party.  Not the establishment ones.  They are moderate Republicans, as far as I’m concerned, with how far to the right the party has gone.  Article doesn’t talk about that.

Where are the political voices who are willing to talk about the reality that the reason people don’t get involved is because of how dejected they are?  The article says that Bernie Sanders needs to rally his supporters on college campuses.  So tell me – with what?  The ONLY thing that Biden’s campaign has is that he isn’t Trump.  That’s it.  He has made VERY clear his opposition to universal healthcare.  Don’t tell me about the Affordable Care Act and how he wants to make it stronger.  I’ve seen his idea.  It’s an even bigger birthday present to the private insurance industry scam that keeps Americans in bondage.  Every other First World nation has universal healthcare in one form or another.  This plague has highlighted more than anything what this country needs.

It also doesn’t help that Biden has a bad habit of pimping out his opposition whenever he is greeted with any push-back.  He yelled at blue collar auto workers.  He told people if they don’t like him to vote for someone else.  It seems like he is quick to anger.  That ties in with the dementia thing, by the by.  He said if people believe that allegations that Tara Reade made, vote for someone else.  He inspires absolutely no confidence as a potential leader.  Is that deliberate?  Is that his way of sneakily trying to get out of his situation, by pimping out the other side?  If so, it’s clever.

Perhaps it is telling that this article is demanding that Bernie get his supporters to fight for Biden.  The man is unable to fight for himself.  His campaign keeps him in a corner somewhere until they absolutely can’t avoid having him out talking in interviews that I guarantee are so scripted.  Where they can give him the most softball questions possible in order to make it so that he doesn’t have to get into complicated issues.  So instead of trying to get the candidate himself to build populist support, get the guy he beat by having his campaign make deals with everyone else (can’t wait to see VP Klobuchar, in all her milquetoast majesty) so they would drop out.

This is a man who has to get Obama to talk to people on his behalf.  You’re the Democratic party nominee!  It should be you out there.  This is an election where, in a year of strife and madness, we have no active voices from either party when things are at their absolute worst.  Sure, I figure it’s because Obama is black and the current issue is about what’s facing the black community, but if the party wasn’t scared to death of him saying something weird or stupid or losing the plot like that time he just stood there staring at the camera for 30 seconds until his wife came on, or that time when he was giving an online town hall and was talking but seemed to forget where he was and just wandered away and they had to cut to a still image to avoid dead air, then they would have him talking to people.  And the writer of this article is saying Bernie isn’t doing enough.  Is there ANY political commentator who is going to ask the hard questions?!

In the past I’ve said that it doesn’t matter how bad things get in this country, I’m not doing a lesser of two evils voting, and now that viewpoint gets put to the test.  Biden is a weak candidate.  Trump is showing how weak a candidate he is now more than ever.  It’s a battle of two weak men, one with narcissism like you wouldn’t believe, and the other with dementia.  I refuse to participate in this dog and pony show.  I’m a millennial, and the Democrats aren’t trying to help my generation.  What exactly are they doing for Gen-Z?

Until next time, a quote,

“The lines of what is considering right and wrong in society today have been blurred.  With common sense no longer our guide, we make decisions based on selfish wants and desires.  This has resulted in a deluge of self-centered people who delight in taking advantage of the weak.  However, even in this modern day and age, it is imperative that we act in the best interests of all.” – Toranosuke Yoshida, Persona 5: Royal

Peace out,


The New Era of Political Double-Standards

Perhaps you have heard, but there is a woman who has alleged that Joe Biden committed sexual harassment of her.  Word is that she is actually trying to take this to court.  I myself have no opinion one way or the other.  I’ve contended in the past that we shouldn’t just automatically believe or disbelieve anyone without a thorough investigation, but there is a group of people who one would expect would see things a little differently, i.e. the Democratic establishment and Twitter checkmarks.  However, it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that not only do they not believe her, they are actively going out of their way not to.

I’ve already talk about this in the past, so I won’t retread old ground.  Though I did see an article about how #BelieveAllWomen is now a conservative smear that was used against liberal women.  That was some of the most adorable mental gymnastics ever.  I wonder how long that article will be up before it’s pulled, if it hasn’t been already.  Still, the lengths that the media has gone to in order to smear Tara Reade is frankly kind of pathetic, when these are the same people who were cheering from the hills that the UVA Rape Hoax was legit, even as the case reported in Rolling Stone was falling apart.  They are also the same ones who tore Brett Kavanaugh to pieces in their smearing of him.  The Democrats REALLY overplayed their hand there.

However, it seems that the Democratic establishment and Twitter checkmarks have decided to take another mainstay of liberal discourse and throw it out the window – fat shaming.  Today, Nancy Pelosi decided to rail on Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine, pointing out that he is “morbidly obese.”  Like most times that that dinosaur harpy opens her mouth, the Twitter checkmarks had to pile on and make themselves heard being in absolutely solidarity with that moderate conservative bitch.  A fact that just tickles me pink.  All of the wonder about Nancy Pelosi does.  The woman passes every bill conservatives send to her, then crushes everything that would help progressives.  Her latest COVID-19 relief bill (that will NEVER pass the Senate) is basically a giant birthday-present to major corporations, with a little money to help the regular people.  How ANYONE thinks this cunt is a liberal is beyond me.  But Fox News says it, so I guess it must be true.

The endless stream of double-standards continues.  I can’t wait to see what “liberal” media publishes to bolster insulting the weight of someone they don’t like.  These people are at least self-aware enough to know when they are being mocked for sounding two-faced.  It will be the usual mental gymnastics unlike anything one has seen in a very long time, but that’s business as usual in America.  Don’t think that conservative America gets off the hook on this.  Some of their stuff is just the best.

Perhaps you haven’t heard about the fact that America has been quarantining for some time now.  Well, it seems that conservative America is getting tired of that and has decided to make the activity of doing what’s best for the health and safety of this country into a political battle.  The most notable of these has been the armed Semper Pie protestors in Michigan getting their guns and marching on the state capitol, screaming for the Governor to be locked up.  If it honestly becomes a civil war in this country over something like the quarantine because of this plague that is ravaging this country, that would genuinely make me laugh.

Among the many genuinely hilarious posters at these events is my favorite – where a conservative actually says, “my body, my choice.”  I swear, the day is going to come that conservative America will be self-aware.  It will happen.  The complete lack of introspection to that is the best.  So all the women who are forced to raise a child they don’t want because of lack of abortion options?  Fuck those whores.  She should have kept her legs closed.  Being kept in your home to keep people safe from the plague?  Tyranny!  We must rise up and stop the tyranny of not being a dick!  This is like what the Nazis did!  Ah yes, the old line that is now ubiquitous to both sides of the political aisle – compare everything that they don’t like to Nazis.

Don’t even get me starting about the people bitching about having to wear a mask in certain stores, most notably Costco.  The same fucking people who bitched ad nauseum about businesses being able to deny gay people their business if they don’t want to serve them are now bitching about not being able to go into a store.  Seems that their precious “freedom” only matters when it is being them inconvenienced.  Funny how that works.

It has long been my contention that if America didn’t have double-standards, it would have no standards at all.  It shouldn’t be shocking that people in this country are so quick to abandon the values they claim to hold so dear, in the name of their political pet project.  Claim that believing all women is essential, and that making fun of someone for their weight is the most hurtful thing one can do?  The orange man bad!  So those values can go.  Say that women have no right to their body when it comes to raising a child they don’t want?  I was told to stay inside!  That’s so much worse!  Rise up, with guns!

Lest anyone say that I am some kind of centrist, I am liberal as fuck.  I believe that we need a regulated economy, a strong social safety net, to tax the wealthiest and close the tax loopholes that the corporations who have been given OBSCENE amounts of money with COVID-19 relief use to pay nothing back, and to have universal healthcare (something the ENTIRE 1st world has, but for some reason America just can’t handle).  There are some libertarian arguments that conservative America floats that I don’t oppose offhand.  I am part of the libertarian-left.  Still, when people like myself think that both sides look REALLY stupid with this shit, it’s not uncommon to have one side accuse you of being the political belief they don’t like.  Funny how that works, right?

It is exhausting watching political discourse anymore.  On the one hand, I have Democrats who are suffering horribly from Trump Derangement Syndrome who don’t care that Biden OBVIOUSLY has dementia and should be getting care for his affliction.  They don’t care that he has no political positions.  I saw this great Twitter post asking people to list three policy positions Biden has that they agree with.  Without a doubt, here was one of the first replies –

  1. Not Trump
    2. Not Trump
    3. Not Trump

On the other side, you have these crazy/stupid conservative Cult of Trump types who had to be told by Lysol not to drink bleach when Trump said that injecting bleach into your body should clean it from COVID-19.  Oh I’m sorry, that was a joke.  Trump said so, so it must be true.  Watch the video clip where he says that.  Does it sound like he was joking to you?  The guy is an idiot, talking about his “super duper missile.”  I can’t even write that without breaking out into giggles.  The dude speaks like he’s five, and people can do nothing but talk about what a manly man he is.  Who runs away from an Asian reporter woman and her question.  The dude is such a little bitch, but he’s the manliest man who has ever lived.

Where does it end?  Where does any of this end?  I don’t know, and the longer it goes on, the less I care.  It’s all exhausting, and I’m content to play my vidya and talk to my girlfriend on Facetime.

Until next time, a quote,

“So to everybody listening – isn’t it fun?  Knowing we’re stuck in a loop of infinite dumb nonsense, so sweet like a cinnamon bun.” – Chris Ray Gun, “Algorhythm” – YouTube: The Musical

Peace out,


America’s Politically Homeless

Bernie Sanders just announced that he won’t run again in 2024.  This doesn’t surprise me one bit.  At his age, the reality is that the end of his life is facing him, and he would be 83 when 2024 rolls around.  The man has led an exemplary life as a politician, consistently not giving in to big money and fighting for the people.  It’s a genuine pity he wasn’t willing to fight a little dirtier, but that just is what it is now.  Seeing Tim Black’s Twitter post about it, there was a term that I got introduced to that just stuck with me.  A person commenting that she is “politically homeless.”  I really like that term.  It seems so fitting for the world in which we live right now.

It’s become abundantly clear that the Democratic Party is liberal in name only.  Fox News and their ilk can say whatever they like, but the mainstream element of the party is liberal in the same way that Diet Pepsi is healthy.  Sure, it isn’t as unhealthy as regular soda, but that isn’t saying much.  The cold reality is that 30 years ago, establishment Democrats would have been moderate Republicans.  These people pay lip service to the bare minimum of what the actual left in this country wants, and then does fuck-all to actually realize it.  The Justice Democrats just sold out and decided to start a Super PAC.  I wonder if Kyle Kulinski feels good about this movement he took such pride in giving up their values for political capital.

I feel myself as one of the politically homeless in this country.  There is no party that represents me.  The Green Party is a bad joke, and the Libertarian Party is just another part of the Libertarian Right in this country.  Politically, I am firmly in the Libertarian Left side of America, but their party just panders to right wing libertarianism.  So yeah.  Where does one such as me go?  I got a chum who keeps telling me to vote Democrat, to just take the hit and hope that maybe something can happen.  Like what?  Biden’s campaign (not Biden himself.  The man cannot speak.  Even now, his TV interviews are just his brain melting on television.  I feel so bad for this man who should be getting treatment for dementia, but instead is being forced to be in a Presidential campaign) has outright said that they oppose Medicare For All.  Now more than EVER, the need to have universal healthcare in this country is center stage.  Why would I vote for a candidate who opposes the central thing I want to happen?  Because Trump is bad?  Yeah, Trump also opposes it, so I won’t vote for him either.

The politically homeless in America are growing.  With the Democrats doing nothing to try and court us, consistently content to just move to the center and court the center voters who just sway with the breeze, what compels me to actually be with them?  They want nothing to do with me, so where do I go?  From where I’m sitting, nowhere.  If there’s a ballot initiative in November that I support, maybe I’ll vote for that, but I will leave the part about the President blank.  And it will be this way in 2024.  In 2028.  In 2032.  On and on, ad infinitum.  What does one such as myself do?  TJ recently said the best idea was to just vote for Biden and try and pressure the Democrats to enact left-wing policies.  Yeah, we all know where that’s going to go.  No-fucking-where.  The moneyed interests own these people, so that’s just a pie in the sky dream.

The blue checkmarks on Twitter say that a vote for a third party is a vote for Trump.  And that not voting is also a vote for Trump.  Well, 50% of this country doesn’t vote at all.  Period.  Ever.  Do their non-votes suddenly mean more for Trump?  Of course not.  This argument is as vacuous as it is tired.  There is no party that tries to court my vote.  I’ll see if the Green Party candidate supports what I value, or at least Medicare For All.  If so, maybe I’ll vote for them.

From where I sit, there are only two actual solutions for disaffected liberals like myself who are tired of being lied to by a party who we are told over and over by mainstream media and our conservative family members is the “liberal party.”  The first solution is to rise up and take the fight to the rich.  Make the rich fear for their lives and watch how fast thing change in this country for the better.  But that’s not going to happen.  Americans are too gutless and cowardly to actually fight for things.  No, they can just stand at a capital and yell about stuff with their guns.  Actually putting that weapon to use to rid this country of the real source of the corruption would be hard.  So that won’t happen.

The other solution is to start a new political party.  One that will have actual organization.  One that will work to get millennials and gen-zed to actually support them.  Who can organize at a grassroots level, start small.  Get lots of people elected on mayoral, state house and state senate races.  Show the country that they can get it done and that they are committed to fighting for what people like me believe in.  Then, from there, work their way up to Congress.  It will be a slow battle, but it must start there.  You have to prove that you aren’t the Green or Libertarian Party who will just put a candidate that will go nowhere out there.  We need to build a coalition that shows the establishment that we have teeth and that we won’t support them if they will just turn their back on us.

Granted, starting small has its own difficulties.  How many people even know who the mayor of their city is?  But that’s why this new party would have to have a broad social media effort.  An active Twitter who will talk to people, get them invested.  Tell them why this movement deserves their support and what they are going to do for the people.  Part of the benefit of starting small is that by showing they are able to build grassroots support, they can get the help and support of grassroots organizations, unions, and non-profits.

The Democrats are not the liberal party.  They just aren’t.  Hell, at this point they don’t even pay us anything but the most cursory of lip service.  And the thing that just blows my mind is that the politicians in this party have this conceit that they are owed the liberal vote, by virtue them not being Republicans.  That’s not how it works.  Not for me.  I vote for issues.  I vote for the people who actually fight for the things I value.  If a Republican were to come out tomorrow and support Medicare For All, and showed that they were willing to back up their values with real action, I would support them.

But we all know that won’t happen, so we’re left to fend for ourselves.  The solutions to America’s corruption problem aren’t easy, so there may be no hope for them ever being solved.  I just happen to have two options that I think are doable.  Take that for whatever you will.

Until next time, a quote,

“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade.  Make life take the lemons back!  Get mad!  I don’t want your damn lemons!  What the hell am I supposed to do with these?  Demand to see life’s manager!  Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons!  Do you know who I am?!  I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down!  With the lemons!  I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” – Cave Johnson, Portal 2

Peace out,


How Democrats Can Get Me to Vote for Biden

For those of you who didn’t know, while I make no secret of being a filthy stinking liberal, I am not a Democrat.  I’m an Independent.  From where I’m sitting, the Democratic Party is now so center-right that they have forgotten what being liberal actually is.  We saw it start during the Clinton years, as he was quite famously a centrist.  The Bush years didn’t help because Al Gore was a very liberal candidate, and he lost.  Well, he lost the electoral vote.  The Electoral College, an institution helping to take the voice of the people away since its inception.  The fact that liberal and conservative people alike are having their voices erased depending on what the majority of their state was is criminal.  It should be one voice, one vote.  Anyway, Al Gore was liberal and he lost, so then it got worse.  The Obama administration was when the party drifting to the right went into high-gear, as he continually shirked the liberal base in favor of “bi-partisanship.”  Even though his bi-partisanship was just him capitulating to everything the Republicans wanted, without a single exception.

So the current Democratic Party establishment is center-right, to the point that 20 years ago, these people would have been moderate Republicans.  As such, since this party has little to nothing to do with me, I consider myself an Independent.  I wrote earlier about how the blame the liberal base game has already started, which leads people like me to think – if they are just going to blame us for not winning, why should I vote for their candidate?  I mean, it’s not like him and the establishment who gives him ALL of his talking points stands against EVERYTHING that I am for, right?

But then a chum of mine who is a big-time party man asked me, “What would it take for you to vote for Biden?”  That question got me to thinking, and so I figured that I would give you all the answer I gave him, with a little more extrapolation just so all my points are clear and you can see my reasoning.  Here is the answer to the question my friend asked, broken down to each of its parts.  What would it take for me to vote for Joe dementia-having Biden?

Firstly, Medicare For All.  This is non-negotiable.  Now more than ever, with the spread of COVID-19 and the medical insurance companies threatening to jack up premiums because they aren’t getting enough government stimulus money, the fact that America doesn’t have universal healthcare is criminal.  Utterly criminal.  We are the richest nation in the world.  EVERY OTHER 1st World nation has universal healthcare in one form or another.  Sure, some function better than others, but ask the people who live in those countries if they would rather have to deal with the absolutely criminal enterprise the private insurance industry is here in the States.  Where the people who are supposed to help you look for EVERY opportunity to screw you, just so they can save a buck.  I cannot tell you how many horror stories I have heard of things they refused to cover that resulted in people going into crippling debt because of.  These people are holding to health of America hostage and they need to go.

Biden has talked about lowering the Medicare age to 60 and people are hoping he will have Medicare For Children.  No!  Unacceptable!  It’s all or nothing for me on this.  I can negotiate on all kinds of other things, but this is the one and only thing that I am steadfast in.  We have been in bondage to the private insurance scam for long enough.  It’s time to be free.

Next, a green new deal.  I’m not talking about something weak and pathetic like the Paris Accords.  That was a Band-Aid on a bullet wound.  No, I’m talking about comprehensive reforms with government mandate that isn’t toothless.  I want companies who violate this to not be given some slap-on-the-wrist fine.  They need to feel the hammer of the legal system come down on them.  Every year, this country is hitting temperature spikes.  More recently, they are noticing how much pollution is going down because people are staying indoors.  Huh, what a coinkidink!  I wonder if climate change and the pollution that causes it has something to do with human activity?!  Really makes ya think.

We are so far past the point where we can do incremental measures to turn the hands back on climate change.  If we don’t do something major, NOW, then it will be the children and grandchildren of Gen Z who are going to pay the ultimate price.  It’s looking like we are already seeing the beginnings of things going to shit.  Last year saw more storms than ever, bigger than they’ve been in years.  Insane shifts in weather on a dime, not to mention every summer being the warmest on recorded history.  For the last five years, each summer hits a temperature record in most parts of the country.  Gee, I wonder why.  There’s no more time for half-measures.  We need something that has teeth and makes real changes.  Sure, it might be a hard pill to swallow, but doing the right thing usually is.

Another thing I want to see is something done to either make state colleges free, or at the very least to wipe out student loan debt.  People talk all about how lazy my generation is, but the reality is that 30 years ago, you could go to college while doing a part-time job and pay for it.  Millennials like myself are burdened with more debt than ever before.  It’s the reason that we don’t buy houses, why we put off marriage, and why we don’t have kids.  The cost of living is too exponentially high, and a huge part of that is student debt.  It’s time that we do something about that.  Oh, and speaking of cost of living.

My last major stipulation to vote for Biden would be to have wages rise to meet inflation.  They haven’t for the last 50 years, and it’s disgusting.  A person who works 40 hours a week should not have to get state assistance to live.  If we’ve learned anything with the current plague crisis, it’s that the people that everyone talks about being losers who should get a real job are the most essential ones in this country.  It is them who keep things rolling, and we should reflect that in how much they get paid.  We have reached a golden opportunity to actually make major changes to improve things for the better for the working public.  Especially as so many are without work right now.  We’re headed into a new Great Depression.  We need to actually make changes for the better.

So that’s it.  Those are the positions I would need to hear Biden’s campaign (because the man himself is kept in a corner until they need him to make an incoherent speech or TV spot) support.  What’s more, I would need them to actually show that they aren’t just talking.  We need to see teeth on this.  There has to be something to indicate that the Democrats will really fight for this.  I won’t be duped by just talking a pretty talk.  That’s what happened with Obama, and we all saw the results.

Oh, but I’m sure someone or other is going to say that the Party doesn’t need people like me to vote for Biden.  Fantastic.  Then here’s a thought – when he loses to Trump, don’t blame people like me for it.  Take the hit and admit that he’s a weak-sauce candidate who can’t hold muster against a man who is has a cult of personality following him.  But that would be too hard.  Not to mention, just like Republicans, the Democrats won’t ever admit a Groj-damn thing when they fuck up or fall short.  It’s always someone else’s fault.  Hence why Shillary is still the sourest of sour grapes about 2016.  So yeah, there ya go.  If you can do that, or at least put an honest attempt to make it happen, then I’ll vote for your candidate.  If not, then I’ll do what I normally do on voting day – go to work and then come home and jerk off before making dinner

Biden beating Trump isn’t enough to make me vote for him.  Not even remotely.

Until next time, a quote,

“Nobody asked you, Inari!” – Ryuji Sakamoto, Persona 5: Royal

Peace out,


The ‘Blame the Left’ Game Continues

With Biden now being the presumptive nominee of the race, the establishment Democrats have already gotten started with probably one of the most interesting tactics that I see, which they seem to do a lot – blaming the left for his inevitable failure.  The fact that they are already on the guilt tripping leads me to believe that they know how utterly devoid of merit and any driving force Biden is.  While Shillary easily ran an incredibly weak campaign, she at least had the first woman President angle going for her.  It was something.  Biden?  Between his utter inability to make a coherent sentence when he does interviews, and now the growing allegation story of the woman that has now officially filed sexual assault action against him, the momentum for his campaign is literally non-existent.

As expected, Bernie has come out to shill for him.  He did it for Shillary, so no surprise that he is doing it for Grandpa Dementia.  But it will make no difference.  The left sees this man for what he is – a complete and utter tool for the party.  The party itself made very clear that his VP pick CANNOT rock the boat in any way.  That article laid bare the reality – that this man has no opinions of his own.  He has no positions.  He has no values, other than not being Trump.  Hell, the unofficial slogan for the guy is to get thing “back to normalcy.”  In other words, business as usual.  That’s what he thinks he can sell people on.  Never mind that Trump got elected almost solely on the backs of people being tired of things being as they are.  A new generation is becoming a huge part of the voting public, and we’re tired of the game as usual.

So here we are, with the party’s candidate who was marketed on not being marketed at all.  Just keep Biden and his inability to speak coherently hidden and let the Obama nostalgia carry him through.  That worked for the primary, in addition to Obama himself making calls, but for a general election?  Not a chance.  Which doesn’t even bring up the fact that Trump is going to obliterate Biden in debates.  His lines almost write themselves.  From him playing with his dentures during a debate, to all the times he talks about creepy stuff like kids loving his pale legs, and picking fights with blue collar auto workers.  Ammo to make Biden look weak is absolutely everywhere.  What will his campaign do?  I am dead certain that Biden is just kept in a corner until they actually need him.  His campaign is the one directing all this.  If the man himself even has awareness of what’s happening is debatable.  You really do feel sorry for the guy. It’s abuse of the elderly.  Not joking when I say that.

With absolutely zero positions outside of not being Trump, what is the Biden campaign doing to try and appeal to people outside the mainstream Democrats?  How about the Bernie voters?  Oh, just you wait.  Biden put out the ultimate olive branch to Bernie’s supporters.  What did he do?  Well, he said that he would look to lower the Medicare age to 60 and cancel the student debt for a small group of people.  Wow!  The most pathetic pittance I’ve ever seen.  The idea that these people think that ANY of us would be won over with that is laughable.  But then you realize that it was never meant to be that.  See, it’s a strategy.  When Biden loses the election, they can hang stuff like this out to say that Bernie supporters are unreasonable.  After all, look what we were willing to do for them!  I don’t get why those ungrateful millennials wouldn’t appreciate about that!

The Biden campaign knows that they have no positions.  The man himself has said he wouldn’t be in office long.  Meaning that you aren’t electing him.  You’re electing his VP.  That’s who will be President.  My money is on the party themselves telling the campaign to say that after Biden said something horrifically stupid one day.  They knew that if they kept him in office too long, not only would his mental health be an anchor around their necks, but there’s the very real chance he could make a horrifically bad decision that would put this country in real peril.  They need an out.  The man they wanted is on the ticket, now they need a way to cover themselves on the off-chance that he actually wins this election.

Does this sound hyperbolic?  I mean, they’re not that evil, right?  No actual person would really do something this unfathomably cold-blooded, would they?  You’d think so, until you realize that they got Obama himself to call all the people who had a real shot of winning the primary that weren’t Bernie on the phone and made each and every one of them offers so they would drop out.  They did absolutely everything they possibly could in order to make sure the candidate of the people would fail, and that a man whose mind is slowly falling apart would fail.  That’s the kind of people running the party.  Not only do I think they’re that evil, I actually think they’re far worse.  These people are bought and paid for.  They’ve outright said that the DNC is a corporation, not a government entity.  That they are beholden to no one.  Time was, they didn’t even do a primary vote. They just picked a candidate themselves.  How I bet they long to return to those days.

Biden is almost-certainly going to lose.  Unless the COVID-19 situation get so unimaginably bad very quickly, their candidate is going to fail.  Trump is a cult of personality, and his loyal base has all the dedication that henchmen have for a supervillain.  Not even kidding.  That man could go out into the street, pull out a loaded gun and kill people, and they wouldn’t even blink.  He’s still the right person.  Nothing that man does is wrong.  In the face of that, a man who has ZERO personality and whose only marketable trait is being Obama’s VP is dead on arrival.  So the party is already getting their defenses ready.  Already getting prepped to blame the left who they make zero inroads with.

After all, the establishment Democrats of today would have been moderate Republicans 20 years ago.

Until next time, a quote,

“It looks sad.  Be funny!” –Goro Akechi, Persona 5: Royal

Peace out,


The Spinelessness of “Left” Candidates in America

Well, by now it’s pretty clear that Biden is going to be the candidate of the Democratic Party.  A man whose brain is melting, who recently was shown just standing staring at a camera until his wife came into the picture to break the moment and he was shocked to see her.  A man with dementia who is being exploited by a party who is so desperate to appease their corporate masters that they don’t care who they sell up the river.  However, there has just been a development – Tulsi Gabbard finally dropped from the race and endorsed Biden.  Unreal.

A candidate who literally stands against EVERYTHING that she has claimed to be for.  He’s against Medicare For All.  He’s against ending the wars in the Middle East.  He’s against the Green New Deal.  This is the candidate that you endorse?  I gotta say, Tulsi, how many pieces of silver did the Democratic Party give you?  Because from where I’m sitting, this looks like you are betraying everything you have said you stand for, and for what we’ll never know, because the fucker is going to lose in the general election anyway.  At least, I think he will.  It’s an interesting year, and right now Trump is in a precarious position heading into November.  It’s a long ways off, but the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

I railed against this when Bernie was talking about how Biden has a chance to beat Trump and saying that championing the competition is fucking stupid, but with Tulsi doing this, something has occurred to me – the supposedly “left-wing” candidates in America are the most spineless fuckers I have ever seen.  That was Bernie’s problem from the git-go.  We needed to see some fire.  See him willing to take charge and pick a fight with the establishment Democrats.  Instead, we saw him never rise to a challenge.  When CNN outright called him a liar about the Elizabeth Warren sexism bullshit, he should have right then called them out.  Instead, he just let them go on and make him out to be a sexist liar on national television.  Then there was the stuff with the hot mike afterwards.  Disgusting, but if he won’t go on the offensive about it, what does it matter?

The politicians on the American left have so little spine that it makes you wonder how they walk.  Perhaps this is due in part to the identity politics that so many of them have made a giant noose around the necks.  This whole thing is something that genuinely liberal politicians should have kicked to the curb ages ago.  It’s tedious and the public is growing tired of it.  From Disney’s paltry “inclusive” bullshit, to the new Marvel comic series that literally has a character called Snowflake and another called Safe Space.  That last bit is so stupid that you’d think it was a parody on South Park.  Alas, it’s not.  It’s a real thing.  Let your mind be blown by that.  Or there’s the bit about how coronavirus is a feminist issue, because women do shopping.  I swear, these people are at self-parody levels of ridiculous.

Something the few genuinely liberal candidates there are out there don’t seem to get is that if they want to make a better world, they are actually going to have to fight for their ideals.  There is a massive corporate machine in both of the two major parties that will fight against us every step of the way.  It’s a machine that, failing outright murdering the rich, cannot be undone.  At this juncture, with how much of corporate America is fighting against helping their employees with the coronavirus situation still developing, it makes one wonder why people aren’t just doing that.  Oh right, America as a whole is spineless.  And the rich get us to fight amongst ourselves over stupid crap like abortion and LGBT rights so we won’t notice them slipping out the back with the money.

One of the biggest problem with liberal politicians, as Kyle Kulinski pointed out is that we don’t come together for stuff.  When Bernie was a real threat to them, the Democratic Party machine came together and got Obama on the phone to get everyone to fall in line.  We don’t have that.  Thanks to the constant conflicting points of view and all the stupid identity politics stuff, it’s impossible to rally with one coherent vision.  Of course, things aren’t a whole lot better for the Democratic Party.  They are at this point dependent on the Boomer generation because the millennials and Gen Z who is of voting age doesn’t think much of their corporate tool candidates.  Low voter turnout ONLY huts Democrats.  At least some mainstream news outlets are acknowledging that the party could be in trouble with the loyalty of the younger crowd slipping away and the mainstays of the party literally dying off.

All that digression aside, we need candidates on the real left who actually will fight for what they believe in.  We need a firebrand politician who is charismatic, doesn’t have the party baggage, and is willing to argue with those who disagree with them.  We had someone who was a genuine believer in their values and what they were fighting for with Bernie, but lacked the will too call out his opponents.  We need someone who won’t be that way.  A candidate who has guts and can back up what they are promising to fight for with some history of staying true to their values.  So far as I know, no such candidate exists right now, but perhaps the day will come that we can find such a candidate.  A man can believe.  Was really hoping that person was Bernie.  The cruel and unfortunate truth is that a real candidate of the people may not come again in my lifetime.

I’d wonder if that scares the Democratic Party, but they’re too busy counting money from Super PAC donors to care.

Until next time, a quote,

“Everyone blames Yoko for them breaking up, but the reality is that she was just there.  They were already broken when she arrived.” – Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Peace out,


The Myths of Conservative ‘Small Government’

This is a belief I’ve had going back to when I was a much younger man than I am now.  Hell, I had this figured out when I was a teenager.  The state I have grown up in is basically Texas, but with tons of snow.  It’s about as red as red states get.  So as you might imagine, I’ve heard all the conservative lines.  I’ve heard all about how they want the government to get out of their way of their “religious freedom” and the even more bogus line – we need a “small government.”  That one in-particular always rubbed me the wrong way.  When I heard the talking points that they went on and on about (ad infinitum), it quickly occurred to me that they would talk about one thing, and then would either be willfully ignorant or just turn a completely blind eye to what they want in practice.  I’ve compiled a list of things that are some of the bigger things in “small government” America that they talk about, but are complete bullshit when you actually think about it.  Not a Top 10, but a list all the same.

Marriage Equality

I just red about how alleged child molester judge, Roy Moore has filed a brief to get the Obergefell v Hodges overturned.  For those of you who don’t know, this is the ruling that gave marriage equality to all 50 states.  What is his stated reason for this?  Well, another bullshit conservative concept – religious liberty!  Ah yes, the classic line that conservative whip out whenever they need an easy out for their bigotry.  After all, THEY don’t hate gay people.  God does!  And they need to be free to exercise that hatred however they see fit.  That’s what the Founding Fathers wanted, right?  Moore seems to think so.  It’s something he said in a statement about the brief.  The Founding Fathers.  The mythical heroes that conservative America can slobber all over the knob of.  They’re all gay for George Washington.  Same with Jesus, now that I think about it.  Oh wait, not gay, just in love with to a degree that definitely isn’t platonic.

The reality is that gay marriage hurts no one.  If you don’t like gay marriage, you’re free to not get married to someone of the same sex.  It’s so simple that even the dumbest dumb-shit conservative should be able to do it.  But since these people are so great about being stupid about the basic shit, are you really surprised that this is too hard for them?  So their government should be small enough to go into your bedroom and tell you who you can fall in love with and share the rest of your life with.  Cowering behind their religion because they’re too scared to just come out and say, “I hate faggots.”  Well, those who actually want to run for public office or hold any position with status affected by the general public.  I know plenty of people in my own life in this reddest of frigid cold red states who will tell you all about how disgusting gay people are.  There is at least one who I am dead-certain is a closeted homosexual himself.  I have proof of it too.  I wonder how often Steven Andersen gets pounded in the ass by a big black dick.

Women’s Rights

Another avenue that conservative America’s ideas about small government just flies in the face of – a woman’s body.  Yeah, they want a government so small that it can fit in them, and dictate what they do with it.  Get raped by a family member?  They want that super small government to force you to have that baby.  Trust me, it’s for the best.  Their imaginary friend told them so.  In fact, their imaginary friend said that there is a big plan.  So for the woman who is raped by her husband violently, he meant for that to happen.  It’s all part of a much bigger thing that you will be grateful for.  Doesn’t that make you feel good?

So many of my centrist Democrat friends tell me I need to vote for dementia Joe Biden because if I don’t, Roe v Wade will be overturned.  Did you all see that most recent video of him, by the way?  He is literally reading off his phone, and then wanders off camera, leaving it staring at dead air, until they cut away so the camera isn’t look at the back-side of Joe’s head in the corner.  But please, tell me again how he only has a stutter.  I digress.  I’ve long-since comforted myself with the reality that if such a thing ever were to happen, it would just become a state’s rights issue.  All the liberal states would immediately move to legalize, while all the conservative states would move to make it illegal.

Part of me wishes that conservative America would just admit that they don’t like women.  Or at least would admit that they only like women up to the point that they marry men and make babies for them.  As broodmares for the state.  That’s all they see women as.  Oh I’m sorry, that’s not true.  They see them as sacred, because their imaginary friend told them so.  In the same book where he said that women are responsible for the fall of mankind, a woman’s body is unclean, a woman who has premarital sex is a whore who is marked, and which has a punishment for rape so pathetic that it might as well be a reward.

Low Spending

Once upon a time, it used to be that Democrats believed in higher spending, but higher taxes.  Meanwhile, conservatives believed in lower spending and lower taxes.  Both of these views make sense, logically.  Now, it seems like the predominate view of conservative America is higher spending, lower taxes.  Just look at the astronomical amount of money that Bush II spent in the Middle East.  Granted, Obama did too, but you all know my thoughts on mainstream Democrats and how much they differ from mainstream Republicans.  Apparently their small government can spend astronomical amounts of money to kill brown people.

Let’s not even get how the government just made $1.5 trillion appear out of nowhere to feed the gaping maw of the economy with the plague that the orange retard in chief said wasn’t a problem until it got so widespread and his precious economy started to tank.  It went to show that in a situation that is an actual crisis, Trump is laughably unequipped to handle the situation.  He will deny and deny until it’s so bad that because there is so little testing, we genuinely don’t know how widespread it is.  We do know that the number of Americans with the illness has already doubled.  Who knows how big this will get.

Conservative spending is laughably out of control, and what do they want to cut in order to pay for it?  Anything and everything that helps the average American.  Part of me wishes that we’d have a conservative with the balls to say that they want the average American to die.  That their plan for healthcare is – get sick and die, motherfucker.  Or maybe we can make it more honest – We don’t care, so fuck you.  They want a government so small that it gives the finger to the poorest of America, but big enough to polish the military’s knob so hard that they are basically given a blank fucking check.  Of course, the Democrats have never resisted this, so maybe that just is what it is.

Religious Freedom

Let’s talk about “religious freedom.”  When their precious Founding Fathers established this country, the idea was that anyone could believe whatever stupid bullshit they wanted to believe, and the government wouldn’t get in their way.  All creeds were welcome here.  They came to this country to escape religious persecution, after all.  Though, that’s not even talking about the fact that most of the people who founded this country were deists who didn’t believe in a specific God, or outright atheists who believe that religion as a concept was toxic to the human intellect.

In this modern age, conservative America has a very different take on the concept of religious freedom.  See, to them, it means a government so small that if you believe in a religion that they don’t like, we can persecute you to no end.  We can ban you from our country.  We can tell you that your beliefs are not wanted here.  Makes me think of the line from the plaque at the Statue of Liberty – Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  They really should throw that in the trash, at this point.  Especially when you listen to these people talk about immigration and how they feel about people who aren’t from this country.

What are some that you’ve found “small government” issues you’ve all found that are weapons-grade bullshit?  I’m just tired of conservative America hiding behind buzzwords.  I would genuinely respect them more if they were just honest about their views.  I take the hypocrisy of it more personally than the petty veil of bigotry that it is almost always covering.

Until next time, a quote,

“You don’t see many white anti-abortion women volunteering to have black fetuses transplanted into their uteruses, do ya?  No, you don’t see them adopting a lot of crack babies, do you?  No, that might be something Christ would do.” – George Carlin

Peace out,


Christian Greed is Amusing

Perhaps you’ve been at a family event and you’ve heard relatives of yours talking about politics or whatever, and something along the lines of this gets said – “Why should my money help those losers who don’t wanna work?  If they’re so poor, they should get a job!  I don’t want my money going to healthcare for these people!”  It’s a line I’ve heard versions of for a very long time.  See, my extended family is conservative as fuck.  I come from a state that is red to the bone.  A girly-mate of mine described it as Texas, but with snow.  So as one might imagine, being the liberal at these events can be a little tiresome.  Not just the liberal, but the liberal atheist.  Oh yes, the heathen who is gonna be taking me a one-way trip to Hell when I die.  I’ve heard it all.

But when they go off about not wanting their money to go to the poor, it always does tickle me a bit inside.  Why?  Because there seems to be this shield that they all have to irony that just blows my mind.  With all their devotion to God, you’d think some of his son’s (who is also him) teachings would have stuck with them a little.  I’m sure that Jesus wouldn’t want you to help the poor.  Yeah, he definitely wouldn’t have wanted your money to help anyone in need.  The poor should just get a job, right?  What’s that?  He didn’t say that?  Well, what did he say?

Gospel of Luke 21:1-4 – Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

1 John 3:17 – But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

Gospel of Luke 12:33 – Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Well shit.  I guess that it is commanded by God that you give all of what you have to those in need.  That the rich can give of plenty, but when the poorest give of what little they have, it’s seen as so much more because they gave out of their poverty.  Jesus even talks about how you should give all of what you possess away.  That wealth in this world is worth nothing, and by giving it all away, you achieve wealth in the next life.  Oh hey, about being rich and being godly, I’m sure he had a couple quotes about that as well.

Gospel of Matthew 6:1-4 – “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Gospel of Matthew 19:24 – “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Oh dear.  So all the conservative rich pricks who preach about their godliness to everyone who will hear it, then ask for donations from everyone who will pay?  They sure did fit that first passage to a fault.

Now, for those who will come back at a liberal heathen atheist asking what I do for the poor, I’m glad you ask.  I have a list of charities I give to every year.  I’m very finicky about which ones I do, because I have seen charities that squander their donations.  So, here is my list of charities and non-profits that I give to regularly: Planned Parenthood, Wounded Warriors (hooyah), Doctors Without Borders, PBS, World Wildlife Fund, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, and the International Women’s Health Coalition.  Admittedly a lot of those charities are nature focused. But since humanity is awful and does nothing to try and help itself, I figure a group trying to help cute animals whose only crime is humanity’s existence on this planet might as well get a hand.

I ain’t claiming that I am giving a massive chunk of my income.  But I do donate annually, and I am poor as fuck.  I don’t give out of plenty, but I give all the same.  More than some do.  Hell, more than most do.  But there’s more.  See, I’m really tired of my tax dollars going to help America bomb people in the Middle East with drones, which we have proof kills vastly more innocence than it does named targets.  Now, I hear these same conservative good Christian types talking all about how they don’t want their money going to help losers, but at the same time are all about the military.  Personally, I support the military by wanting to bring our men and women home, getting them out of harm’s way.  The VA could also use some reform.  I know a dear girly-mate in the Navy who was screwed so hard by them that it nearly cost her her career in the service.  It’s funny how the military bitches about not enough people enlisting, then works so hard to fuck over those who serve.

As you might imagine, I support a candidate like Bernie Sanders.  He supports a lot of the points I am for.  He wants to make it so that a person who works a 40-hour work week doesn’t have to go on public assistance to survive, regardless of their profession.  Hey, there’s a way we can make it so that we don’t have to have public money going to the poor!  Have these big corporations pay their employees a living wage.  That’s a thought.  Oh, and I’m also a big proponent of universal healthcare in America.  This idea that the wealthiest nation in the world is the ONLY first-world nation without it is just baffling to me.  So many argue it couldn’t be done here.  I point to the ENTIRE FIRST WORLD and ask what about America is different than them, and it works everywhere.  Sure, it isn’t perfect, but it works.

You know, I think there’s some quotes from Jesus about healing the sick and tending to the needy.

Gospel of Matthew 14:14 – When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick

Gospel of Matthew 15:30 – And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.

Gospel of Matthew 9:35 – Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Huh, I wonder how much he asked of them?  What was the price of Jesus’ healing?  What’s that?  He never asked for anything?  Ever?!  Holy shit!  It’s almost like he was a decent person and used the power he had to do good for as many people as he could.  He would even go into the towns of his enemies and heal all those who were brought before him.  Because all were welcome in his presence.  He would even go with those who asked him to come to where the sick were.  A pretty good guy.

It makes you wonder what he would think of the people who preach his name, yet have so much greed in their hearts.  Doesn’t it?  I wonder what he would think of those on Fox News who argue that their money shouldn’t go to the least among us, but in the same breath will talk about America being a Christian nation.  Hell, given how Christianity has taken his preaching and basically uses it as a shield for the various party’s personal bigotry, you realize that Jesus is as much of a token to the church as Col. Sanders is to KFC.  The only difference is that Sanders was bought out.  Jesus was sold out.  If he were to ever come back, he should sue to the damn churches for illegal usage of his likeness.  Well, the western version.  In reality, Jesus would have been a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.  The kind of people that our precious military kills in drone strikes.  I bet he’d have something to say about that too.

The longer I’m alive, the more I realize that religious belief in this country, on a very large scale, is just a cover for personal prejudice.  Don’t like gays?  Jesus doesn’t either!  Don’t wanna help the poor?  Jesus wouldn’t be one of these socialist commies!  Don’t like abortion?  Oh you better believe that Jesus had opinions on that!  Whatever you personal belief structure is that you can cherry-pick out of the Bible while ignoring everything else, you bet that Jesus is totally behind it!  It’s a-okay to him!  It’s almost like he can read your mind!  You know, which is where he lives.  In your head.  Like an imaginary friend.

I’m an atheist.  I think it’s all bullshit.  But if Jesus were to come back tomorrow, I’m dead positive he would a higher opinion of me than he would the vast majority of viewers of Fox News.

Until next time, a quote,

“Truth,” said a traveler,
“Is a rock, a mighty fortress;
“Often have I been to it;
“Even to its highest tower,
“From whence the world looks black.”

“Truth,” said a traveler,
“Is a breath, a wind,
“A shadow, a phantom;
“Long have I pursued it,
“But never have I touched
“The hem of its garments.” – Stephen Crane

Peace out,


Bernie or Bust 2020

Since I’ve started writing about politics again, I figured I’d keep this going.  Not a whole lot to talk about.  At least for right now.  As the primaries progress, this could get a lot more interesting.  Thus far, I think I’ve gotten a pretty good lay of the landscape and where things are going.  But yeah, just like 2016, it’s Bernie or Bust for me.  Last go-around, the DNC had to pull out every single stop they could, and Bernie still was a stone’s-throw away from dethroning the person the entire Democratic establishment thought was heir apparent to the Presidency.  This election cycle is looking much more interesting.

Mainstream media has been doing everything they possibly can to say that Biden is the choice candidate for this country.  But the polls are not reflecting this.  While he does poll at the front nationally (for reasons that make no fucking sense to me), individual states have his numbers going off a cliff.  This race looks to be between Bernie and Warren.  All the Yang Gang crowd can hope to their hearts content, but he isn’t going to win.  Neither is Tulsi, but I have thoughts about what she should do after she loses that I think she has picked up on.

Warren isn’t somebody I can support.  She kissed Shillary’s ring, and now she’s trying to ride the line of populist candidate and establishment darling.  It isn’t doing it for me.  Not to mention, she won’t beat Trump.  I can already hear his refutation of her.  It will be nonstop “Pocahontas!”, ad nauseum.  That stupid fight with Trump is going to haunt her political career for years to come.  It was immature, stupid, and gave him all the ammunition he needs to make nobody take her seriously.

Meanwhile, Biden is just awful.  I kinda feel bad for the guy.  It’s pretty clear his mental faculties are failing him pretty quickly, because the poor fuck can’t string together a coherent sentence.  There’s a reason that his campaign is limiting his public exposure as much as they are, because this poor dude just does gaffe after gaffe every time he speaks.  During debates it’s just awful.  Really does make me wonder why he’s polling so well nationally.  Does nobody pay attention to this stuff, or is all just a bunch of people like my workplace chum who are loyal to the party and he’s the party’s darling right now.  Though there are signs that they are trying to sell people on Warren because Biden looks worse and worse and it’s becoming abundantly clear that he won’t beat Trump.

A lot of people are wondering if Shillary is still gonna throw her name in.  Recently her website has been updated and it is using talking points about her political future that is raising a LOT of eyebrows.  Not in a good way, for sure.  Perhaps it’s kinda smart of her to just avoid the limelight for so long, trying the Eleventh Hour upset approach.  But the longer this goes on that she doesn’t, the worse it is for her.  Plus, the legacy of her rigging the primary against Sanders, and the two of them being up against each other again, that might rally people to Bernie more.

Some people are saying that the heart attack was a black mark against him.  The media sure did have a field day with it.  Though it’s clear that they were hoping he had died, given how they have tired to tar and feather him in every way they can.  There was a fantastic new campaign ad where they just played their negative content while you watch Bernie heading to the stage.  It’s a great ad.  His usage of negative media commentary about him as publicity is smart.  The truth is that the heart attack did a LOT to galvanize people who support him.  His numbers have been growing ever since, and the number of donations was a flood.  Granted, if he has more health problems, that will definitely work against him.

But yeah, it’s Bernie or Bust for me in 2020.  There’s no apparent fight, outside of Warren.  Their battle is going to be the one to watch.  I said earlier that I would talk about what Tulsi should.  I think she’s already seen the path ahead.  She’s started cozying up to Bernie, and that’s REALLY smart.  She’s playing the long game.  See, when he clinches it, the smart choice would be to make her his running mate.  That would galvanize lots of support from tons of different people.  What’s more, he could play queenmaker with her and help her for her run for office.  Finally break that glass ceiling Shillary was hoping to break, except with a candidate who isn’t a corporate drone.

This primary is going to be interesting to watch.  Seeing how the DNC is gonna try and fight against the populist candidate is fun to see.  But they should be warned – if they play games and find a way to put their person in after Bernie starts winning states, then I’m gonna say this right off the bat – I won’t vote in the general election.  Maybe I’ll campaign again for Giant Asteroid.  It has a platform I can support – the utter annihilation of the human race.

We’ll see what happens going into 2020.

Until next time, a quote,

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken

Peace out,


A Whetstone to Sharpen My Liberalism

I haven’t talked about politics in ages.  Mostly because the discourse is so fucking toxic anymore.  Especially online.  It’s like, if you make fun of Trump (which isn’t hard to do.  His Twitter is comedy gold), then you’re a leftist SJW hater of America.  I’ve completely checked out of the war against SJW culture.  It isn’t what it was when I started talking about it.  Back then, it was the atheist community fighting against a common enemy.  Conservatives and liberals came together against a foe who seemed insurmountable.  Now, it’s almost-exclusively conservatives who are the big names.  The rest of left-leaning people like myself have checked out.  What more is there to say?  Oh look, an SJW said something dumb.  You know, like they’ve been doing for a long-ass time now.

However, it seems that a foil for me to talk about politics with came about from probably the most unlikely place – my job.  There’s a coworker who became pretty chummy with me after he got past my awkward first-meeting phase and got to talking with me.  Turns out, we have a lot in common.  He’s an atheist, like me.  He’s a liberal, like me.  We mesh on a lot of levels.  As I have discovered, though, we don’t mesh on a lot of others.  For starters, dude is trying to get me to like sports.  Yeah, I think Sisyphus had an easier task than him in that regard.  This dude is pretty all-American in a lot of ways.

Another thing that we disagree on politics.  See, I’m pretty far left.  I’m a big Bernie Sanders supporter.  I firmly believe that voting for a candidate who is a corporate tool is a disservice to the cause.  Because I’ve been watching the Democratic Party basically go further to the right on a lot of things, as a desperate way to fight the growing left side of politics who is now upsetting the natural order of how things work in Washington.  My compatriot, however, is die-hard – whatever candidate the party offers, he will support. I find this belief structure to be untenable.  How can someone who seems to be so rational not see how broken it all is?  He like some of the dinosaurs in politics like Chuck Schumer, who needs to fucking go.  In his eyes, voting is a duty and a obligation for a working country.  I see voting as two broken parties with corporate tools telling their audience that they are so radically different, when underneath it all, they really aren’t.

So when the subject came up about the 2020 election, I told him I’m Bernie or Bust.  Last election, it was the same deal, and I saw the party rig the primary against Bernie Sanders.  This is no longer a conspiracy theory.  It’s a fact.  Both the WikiLeaks information and the Donna Brazile tell-all showed that Shillary used every tool in the DNC (that she effectively owns) to rig the primary against a candidate who would actually have won against a faux-populist like Donald Trump.  When the primary was rigged against Bernie, I campaigned for Giant Asteroid.  There’s a candidate with a platform I could support.  The absolute destruction of human race.  I’m down with that.  Aren’t you?  My coworker was just appalled by this.  In his eyes, if you don’t support whoever the party chooses, then you’ve failed this democracy.  That the only way to keep democracy working is to participate in it.

When I argued that participating is meaningless when none of the candidates value my point of view and all of them are owned by corporate money, his response – you gotta sometimes get your hands dirty.  He genuinely believes that true progressive reform is impossible, so there’s no good reason to fight for it.  I’m just sitting here thinking – what the fuck?!  Okay, so instead of standing for actual values and really fighting for them, we should just…not do that?  We should just vote for the party and hope that they do the right thing?  What planet does this dude live on?

Speaking of, I also pointed out that we are out of time as a species to start actually doing something about climate change.  The UN’s report, along with subsequent reports, is fucking nightmare stuff.  We are past the point where half-measures aren’t going to save our species.  In addition to overpopulation (which is the central force killing our species), we also are in a nation that is one of the biggest in greenhouse gas emissions.  And there is an orange monkey in office who thinks that climate change is a conspiracy started by China, and as such should be ignored.  If it wasn’t for the fact that Trump is basically condemning the generations that follow mine to death, that shit would be pretty funny.

You’d think all this disagreement would lead to me having a lot of issues with this guy.  And you know what, it hasn’t.  In fact, I’ve enjoyed getting to sharpen my argumentation skills against a decent opponent.  I have no illusions of changing his mind on anything, but I firmly believe that if your points of view are never challenged, then you won’t actually grow.  You have to hear opposite points of view.  Or in this case points of view that are similar to yours but opposite enough that they contrast and make you have to really think about what you believe.  And make you think of how you can logically defend them.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had someone I can enjoy arguing against this much.  There was someone, a long time ago.  We used to have great discussions.  But then his way of thinking and mine so divorced to such a radical degree that we didn’t contrast but clashed.  It was so strange to me how arguments that we had debunked together in great conversations were ones he was using against me.  Not gonna lie, it hurt.  How it all fell apart is unfortunate, but I haven’t looked back all that much.  Perhaps the point just came when we weren’t the person we thought the other was anymore.  But so far my new coworker chum is an interesting guy, and I hope to enjoy a good discourse again.

Until next time, a quote,

“If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.” – Mark Twain

Peace out,