Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

Overheard at #DemocracySpring

By mike flugennockMonday - April 18th, 2016Categories: elections, media

Ahh, Democracy Spring — that time when a young activist’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of mindlessly lining up for a meaningless, symbolic, ceremonial civil disobedience at the Capitol which does absolutely nada to change the status quo of American politics.

At last report, the Democracy Spring “production” was well on its way to hitting its goal of 3500 civil disobedience arrests at the Capitol — and they really are into yelling about how they’re breaking the record for CD arrests at the Capitol, almost to the point of fetishizing. At a $50 fine for each arrest, Democracy Spring is fattening up the US Capitol Police coffers to the tune of $175k — especially given that, if on-the-ground accounts are to be believed, many of the Democracy Springers are getting back in line to be arrested again after being taken around the back of the Capitol to be cited, fines paid, and released.

Well, shut my mouth — looks like nonviolent civil disobedience really does work… sorta kinda.

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#BernBabyBern

By mike flugennockWednesday - August 12th, 2015Categories: 2016 Election, Party Animals, elections

What the hell kind of rank-ass politician goes on and on about “revolution” while voting to continue funding Israeli barbarity in Palestine? And what kind of politician talks big talk about “revolution” while knocking himself out to get a base in his home state for a fighter jet whose development ran into trillions of dollars, and already has a reputation for being one of the biggest pain-in-the-ass fighters the Air Force ever had? And what kind of politician can’t shut up about a “revolution” while running as a Democrat, for Christ’s sake?

“Feel The Bern”, my ass.

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In Search Of Legacy

By mike flugennockTuesday - November 11th, 2014Categories: Globalization, Iraq, Middle East, Obamarama, Party Animals, elections, media

With the conclusion of the recent Dempocalypse, President Sparkle Pony is about as lame as a duck can get. In fact, he holds the record, having been a lame duck pretty much since he took office.

So, according to this recent report at Al Jazeera, he’s jetting off to Asia trying to forget about the election and be all Presidential and statesmanlike n’shit, trying to beef up his “legacy”, whatever the hell that means.

I don’t know what he’s so worried about; between the drone warfare, the shielding of war criminals, the climbing into bed with bankers, the corporate healthcare sweetheart deal, and the NSA, it looks like President Hope’s got more legacy than he can shake a stick at.

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