Tagged: Bernie Sanders

Reelin in the years

I notice journalists, especially from the NY Times, congratulate each other inordinately. Rarely, however, does one self-congratulate/self-hug himself like Ken Vogel does.

Maybe people who bashed Hillary Clinton are finally having second thoughts about doing so.

President Bonespurs forgot that right-wingers lost the first Civil War. He’ll take a deferment from the civil war to come.

The civil war will last until the Deplorables run out of meth and oxy.

Bernie Sanders says there’s voter suppression in New Hampshire. Unfortunately for Bern, they aren’t suppressing votes for Warren and Biden.

To be fair, Bern’s plan to eradicate billionaires is more in line with the dictatorship of the proletariat than a plan that saves the bourgeoisie from themselves

Which begs the question: why is Bernie running for president? It seems like a distraction from the duties of a revolutionary leader.

Answer: Bern will burn the Democratic Party to the ground. That was always his plan. The notion of  winning the nomination is only a pipe dream used to keep his benighted followers in line.

Lukacs’ reactionary stance towards literary modernism reminds one of the limits of dialectical materialism.

I guess nothing is forever 21.

Million Dollar Man

Trump’s cash for farm votes program was bound to be another one of his scams.

Tyler Skaggs (alcohol, fentanyl and oxy), Roy Halladay (amphetamines, morphine, Ambien, alcohol), and José Fernández (alcohol and cocaine). Notice a pattern?

The title Twilight of the Elites may suffer the same fate as The End of Ideology and The End of History and the Last Man.

It was difficult for Andrew Luck to walk away from professional toxic masculinity and all its entitlements.

Urban & rural poor males will always gravitate towards headbanging sports like American football and rugby; especially football, with enticements of toxic masculinity, college scholarships, NFL millions (NB people forget Kaepernick is a multimillionaire), and glamour (see Ballers).

For Bern, those who fail to support him are kulaks.

… like a girl

USWNT win the World Cup.

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It was brilliant to schedule the Gold Cup Final on the same day as the World Cup in France. It illustrates the gap between the American men and women. If anything, it shows the American men should be paid less than the American women.

Neoliberalism and the establishment media hold back the US men’s team.

Cory Booker is more sorry that he’s polling at 1%-3%

Booker just realized he can no longer ride Harris’ coattails on the busing issue. He’s likely more disturbed by the fact that his poll numbers remain as low as they were before he chimed in.

I love Bern’s email blasts, full of desperate pleading and seething with resentment. I think he and his team know his revolution is quixotic, and that his nomination hopes lack any basis in political reality.

Tsipras was schooled by Merkel and played by Varoufakis. Now he’s out of power.

Pelosi has been chewing up and spitting out political newbies like AOC for years.

AOC is a Perónista. Go figure.

The only thing missing from Trump’s militaristic Fourth of July was Leni Riefenstahl.

All about U

Bern is all about symbolic violence against Democrats. Then he cries about Democrats being against him.

Sanders sees his chance to win the nomination slipping, so he’s going scorched earth again on the Democratic Party.

Bern believes the torch has been passed to him by Dr King. He’s desperate to be nominated.

Bern will argue that Warren is just another neoliberal centrist that his revolution is meant to smash.

When HRC launched her campaign in 2015 quoting FDR, she was labeled a neoliberal by Bernistans. So it is ironic that he’s claiming the New Deal for socialism.

Political liberalism is the core of democratic socialism: rule of law, equality, rights, etc. Dem Soc varies from political liberalism in that it brings liberal values to bear on labor conditions and relations. There’s no socialism without liberalism.

AOC and Cheney continue to double down on stupid (just like Trump).

I always wonder how McConnell shaves his dewlap.

So many people bring naive realist expectations to a fictional TV drama (HBO’s Chernobyl). Literary theory needs to be taught in high schools.

The white Ford Bronco chase was the best live television in history. Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting to see if OJ would blow his brains out in front of a mass audience.

Many male pundits believe they are smarter and better at politics than Pelosi.

Fixing a hole

The professional outragetariat lost interest in Howard Schultz, shifting its ire to Biden when he announced.

The only person who will be genuinely disappointed by Trump’s downfall is Glenn Greenwald.

Hope Hicks will testify. Finally, Trump’s pillow talk will be made public.

Bernie’s revised Gotha Programme is unlikely to reach beyond his DSA and SWP base.

Re the US Women’s National Soccer Team: envy of women’s enjoyment is behind all the pearl clutching over goal celebrations.

Corners of your mind

Trump says he’s transparent.

If transparent means openly corrupt, then yes.

If transparent means clearly insane, then yes.

10,000 bleats and tweets from AOC won’t do to Trump what Pelosi did today.

Pelosi also treated Kellyanne Conway as The Help.

Ben Carson doesn’t know REO Speedwagon.

Eminem was one of the first to turn on Moby, long before the professional outragetariat found him to be a monster today.

People question Bernie Sanders’ hair, but hair is always tousled because he just arrived from marching with Dr King.

Socialism: a nineteenth-century ideology premised, like capitalism, on a fossil fuel based economy.