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William Tecumseh Sherman

This is what is meant by a “Shermanesque Statement”. You people of the South don’t know what you are doing. This country will be drenched in blood, and God only knows how it will end. It is all folly, madness, a crime against civilization! You people speak so lightly of war; you don’t know what …

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Why The World Doesn’t Want U.S. Produce

In 1906 Upton Sinclair published The Jungle, a lightly fictionalized account of labor abuses in the United States. Sinclair, a Socialist, intended the book to highlight the inhuman working conditions that prevailed in Industry. Jack London reviewed it as “The Uncle Tom’s Cabin of wage slavery.” Not every reader was so perceptive and even today …

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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Moderation in the pursuit of justice and Tolerance in the face of tyranny are no virtues.

So we’ve been talking about the pernicious doctrine of “Centrism“. Here’s a take from our friends David Dayen and Ryan Grim over at The Intercept– Party Leaders Are Not Strategic Geniuses, They Just Really Like Moderates, New Research Finds by David Dayen and Ryan Grim, The Intercept May 23, 2018 The battle between grassroots Democratic …

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Equal Time

No Nobel For You! Sihk Truckers Diversity Problems

“Centrism”- Danger To Democracy

Call it what you will, the D.C. Consensus, Both Siderism, Neo Liberalism, “Centrism” has at it’s core a belief that the right and proper political order is a Platonic Despotism of the Elite, rule of the Proletariat by “Philosopher Kings” who are by definition so much better– more wise, cultured, and educated than the 99% …

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It Blowed Up. It Blowed Up Real Good.

Blondie, Sentenza, and Tuco ICE, ICE Baby Eudaimon Arabia

A Good Night For Democrats, A Bad Night For The DNC

I’m not going to call it a pattern because it isn’t, yet, but more and more frequently candidates endorsed by the conservative Democratic National Committee and it’s conservative legislative cousins the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (House) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Senate) are losing Primaries to candidates who bill themselves as “progressives” (there is …

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No Respect

“Respect My Authoritah!” Can’t you see? I’m easily bothered by persistence One step from lashing out at you You want in to get under my skin and call yourself a friend I’ve got more friends like you, what do I do? Is there no standard anymore? What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been, …

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A “Smoking Gun”

“No Collusion. No Collusion.” Well, first of all it’s not “Collusion”, it’s conspiracy to commit a Felony, or rather several of them, by a Criminal Enterprise. These people should be charged under RICO like the Mafiosi they are (sure, it’s The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight– doesn’t matter, still crimes). Second- there’s already a mountain …

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Spying

You think I was going to talk about the FBI Informant? It’s not a story. Ok, briefly. This guy, whoever he is, is just like thousands of other FBI informants. He knows a person who is an FBI Agent (or more rarely is specifically recruited because of specialized knowledge or access) and he works at …

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Season Finale

That’s it for Saturday Night Live this year. I suppose they’ll be back again in early September, maybe late August. It’s always sucked ever since the original crew (minus Chevy Chase, plus Bill Murray) left in 1980 but this year didn’t suck as badly as most. The criticism of Trump & Co. was scathing and …

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Italeave

If you’re a fan of the Euro and the European currency union you have a very flawed concept of what money is and the effects of Neo Liberal economic policy on income distribution, though I suppose you could argue that one cow token is just as good as another and the pocket it’s in doesn’t …

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