It's clear that the Democratic Party establishment will never embrace class struggle. Identity politics is preferred today as just another way to divide people along race/gender lines to keep the middle class from unifying to advance shared economic interests.
So fuck them. The Republican establishment, the Democratic establishment, the Congress, the DC and NYC press, all of them deserve to have to deal with Trump for 4 years.
A bumbling idiot like Trump in the WH with a Democratic Senate to contain the damage is the ideal outcome at this point. Hillary with a Republican Senate would start WWIII while gutting Wall Street regulations and expanding fracking around the world.
It has to be Trump. At the very least, he has comedic value.
"What do you call the people born in the 1970s? I want to have a nickname for my generation!"
You are Generation X. Born mid 60s to mid 80s. Boomers were mid 40s to mid 60s. Generations are thought of as 20 years although the actual cohort size may skew and blur at the margins. IMHO the Millennial generation needs to include the millennium. Mid 80s to mid 00s.
"Sorry your hobby is a public safety nuisance"
Wasn't sure for a second whether this was about the guns or the bike lane, lol.
"So, in what militia do you march, Mr Cid?"
This is a bad argument. Literal interpretation means that freedom of "the press" applies only to newspaper publishers and not television or social media.
If the Republicans make guns the issue in 2016 in the same way they made gay marriage the issue in 2004, they can get Trump elected. 2004 was the only recent election in which the candidate with lower favorability won.
Something like 37% of US adults is a gun OWNER.
Trump is going to ride the gun issue to the White House in the same way Republicans used gay marriage to get Bush reelected. Incidentally, Bush had the higher unfavorability in 2004.
This rebuttal by Peter Wilborn goes a long way toward proving Mat's point. It's smug. insufferable, long-winded. and full of factual errors. The most egregious error deals with the death of Mitch Holland:
"In the aftermath, the City cooperated with the SC DOT to post signs prohibiting bikes.
The City’s response to this tragedy was dull-witted and cowardly. Instead of recognizing that Dr. Hollon had been rundown by a reckless driver (who veered out of his lane and into the double width shoulder), the City — apparently cowering in shadowy, incomprehensible legal advice — posted signs in the aftermath. A tone-deaf coup of victim blaming."
Peter never mentions that the signs predated the death of Mitch Holland. He wants to ignore the true timeline of events because he seeks to hide the culpability of his "movement" in this death. The truth runs counter to his objective, so he just omits the parts he doesn't like and still has the guts to try to shame the city for "victim blaming".
Here is the truth.
1) City of Charleston installs signs notifying cycling community that it is illegal to ride bicycles on limited access expressways like the James Island Connector
2) Cycling community pitches a fit and demands removal of signs and vandalizes city property
3) City removes signs
4) Mitch Holland is killed riding his bicycle on the James Island Connector
5) Signs are re-installed as it becomes obvious that riding bicycles on limited access expressways like the James Island Connector is illegal because it is extremely dangerous
The city should be shamed, but not for victim blaming. The city should feel shame because they bowed to the pressure of the "movement" and put the public at risk by failing to uphold state laws.
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