Tagged: Al Sharpton

Words I heard

M4A is DOA. Everyone knows it.

Smart candidates will move out of this sackgasse rather than fighting for the best parking spot in it.

Can’t see anyone voting for Trump because he’s better spoken or more coherent than Biden. MAGAts vote for him because he’s a bigot and appeals to their cultural ressentiment.

Biden appeals to proles because he speaks to their moral decency. Trump can never be morally decent.

AOC simply isn’t helping Bern. The age contrast is not flattering.

When Bern and Warren wage their petite guerre de classe against billionaires, they always mention Bezos or Bloomberg, but never Oprah. I wonder if this is strategic/tactical since they poll rather low with black voters or if they view Oprah as an “exceptional” billionaire.

Jacobin has circled the ideological wagons against Warren, going so far as to attack her daughter. The more sophisticated Marxists at the publication must know this was highly undialectical. But the quality of leftwing writer has deteriorated from the days of the Partisan Review.

Bernie stans have one goal: to destroy the Democratic Party “Establishment,” including the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, etc. Anything that stands against Bern must be razed to the ground.

People are upset that Trump flacks keep appearing on MSNBC and CNN. You have to realize these media types travel in the same circles. I went to one of Al Sharpton’s National Action events and one of the speakers was Bill O’Reilly (with whom the Rev was quite chummy). These presenters are not as hostile to each other as we are to one political branch of them.

Distance from necessity breeds indifference to necessity. That’s a simple, objective reason.

How do you feel?

Hubris: when a man who doesn’t have a son (Al Sharpton) lectures one who does (Bill de Blasio).

The Republican Party is ungovernable.

Once upon a time (the 1980s), critics said theory killed the study of literature. Could it be that theology kills the study of religion?

Is it really news in 2014 that “enhanced interrogation” was used in 2003/4 and is torture?

Let’s pretend

So Al Sharpton was a participant in anti-Mafia COINTELPRO.

Stephen Colbert is a great hire to replace Letterman. I would have preferred Sarah Silverman.

George W. Bush’s paintings are worthy of the Prinzhorn Collection.

Brendan Eich and Mozilla redux: There is no free speech in the corporate world only profitable and unprofitable speech. Unpopular speech is unprofitable (unless it can be monetized as per Donald Trump). The bottom line trumps the freedom of expression.

Same-sex marriage redux: The State of Utah has abandoned the “empirical evidence” it mustered against same-sex marriage. I think the Anti position will eventually boil down to its core irrational bias. There is neither a reasonable basis for, nor a compelling state interest in, a ban on marriage between two freely consenting adults.