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  1. HUGE bump! After nine long years, I FOUND IT! Now it's time to catch up after trying to find this song for so long!
  2. Shit like this is why the left has a lot of trouble coalescing in politics. Criticizing her in good faith's one thing, but this open cynicism with desire to toss AOC to the side is one reason why the left and progressives have a lot of trouble gaining power and helps validate mainstream Democrats' desire to target Republicans instead. The left/progressives have a really bad habit of "eating their own." Very often, they splinter, don't rally around, and are just too stubborn. Massachusetts had several people fighting for Joe Kennedy's old congressional seat (MA-04), and two progressives (Ihssane Leckey and Jesse Mermell) helped split the progressive vote while Jake Auchincloss, a former Republican, snuck through despite winning less than 25% of the vote. In NY's 16th district, Jamaal Bowman wasn't the only progressive challenging Engel. A dem socialist, Andom Ghebreghiorgis, was also running despite little profile. However, when Bowman was gaining momentum and Eliot Engel claimed he only showed up to his district after hiding in his Maryland home because of a primary, Andom understood he had zero chance of winning. Seeing that progressives needed to rally around one to beat Engel, Andom dropped out and endorsed Bowman, a really mature thing for him to do. By dropping out and openly endorsing Bowman, Bowman capitalized on the momentum needed to win. After lying about Bernie claiming a woman can't beat Trump during the Iowa debates, he and Warren became splintered. Whereas every moderate coalesced around Biden before Super Tuesday, Warren (despite no momentum) stayed in the ticket, and the split very likely helped Biden win in Texas, Minnesota, and Massachusetts. When Warren dropped, she spent more time caring about being on SNL than getting back on the campaign trail and working to help progressives and the rest of her own coalition rally around Bernie, the one the most ideologically closest to her. Yes, it's okay to stick to your morals, and it's okay to be politically pessimistic. But folks like AOC successfully build coalitions to help create power for folks on the left to build. She builds power from within, yet stands up for what's right. She's a progressive leader, and leaders like her generate the coalition and momentum needed to move forward. The Marxist-Leninist I linked above displays a really toxic, openly contrarian viewpoint of politics while putting in little effort to build beyond their own bubble. Why are folks from The Young Turks, Justice Democrats, Sam Seder, Shaun King, and the late Michael Brooks more successful than, say, Jimmy Dore? Because Dore rants into a tunnel and is ready to toss folks away. TYT, Justice Dems, Seder, King, and Brooks openly work to try to make life beyond their comfort zones better. The more you rant into the bubble, the more it feels good, so you wanna do it more. Talking and screaming into a void, Twitter wars, and public ownage of a person with an opposing political ideology make great momentary stress relief, but it's extremely cheap. Yes, it's much easier to smash your keys as you type and become the Fred Figglehorn of politics, but it's another to exit your bubble, put your biases aside, listen to others, and persuade. How do Bernie, Warren, Jayapal, AOC, and the rest of The Squad build their clout in the first place? By listening and coalescing to find common politics. Lefty babblers, wealthy blue-checkers living in multi-million-dollar glass houses, and centrist vote shamers on Twitter share one thing in common. Ranting, yelling, and ratioing others may feel good in the short term, but what does it do in the long haul? Nothing. This Burger King of politics accentuates discord that indicates little desire to help understand conflicting viewpoints. Over the long haul, persuasion is so much more rewarding. Listen to other people's shoes, offer your viewpoint, and work to help them buy into it. This informative roundtable from The Michael Brooks Show understands how the internet can consume you and create such a bubble that it can mask your ability to think for yourself. Think about why Rhode Island progressives and Ed Markey were so successful this cycle. Ed Markey has a moderate record, including voting for NAFTA, the Crime Bill, and Iraq War. So how did he convince two warring progressive factions to support him for the primary? Because Markey listened and worked with them. Being from Massachusetts, he was a proud and open Warren supporter in the presidential primary, and she in turn endorsed him back for the primary earlier this month. Plus, he worked with AOC to draft the Green New Deal, co-led Bernie Sanders' fight to make single-payer Medicare for All a reality, and openly worked with the Sunrise Movement to make the nation and world a better place. Bernie was the top choice among the youth, and Elizabeth was #2, and he helped them share a common goal that his ideas and leadership will help the Senate lead a better America than Joe Kennedy. In Rhode Island, it doesn't matter what politics you have. As long as you have a "D" next to your name on the card, the conservative Democratic establishment in the state will welcome and fund for you. Warren and Sanders supporters share one thing in common: Progress will never occur with those political dinosaurs in power. Daniel Denvir, a podcaster and writer for Jacobin magazine, understood this, co-founded Reclaim Rhode Island, and worked with other political operatives there, including the Sunrise Movement, Working Families, DSA, and the new Rhode Island Political Operative, to change the entire political landscape in the state. In one year, these groups swept local seats throughout the state, which you can read and listen here. In short, politics and coalition-building are all about communication. Twitter fights and helping ratio-gaming destroy that communication.
  3. All the morons booing the players during the Moment of Unity proves they just wanna be racist without players and the media calling them out for it.

    1. Tarnish


      Or maybe they just wanted to get away from all that crap to watch a damn football match.

  4. Went through some amazin' accomplishments from Tom Seaver.

    1. Only Hall-of-Fame pitcher to win Rookie of the Year (1967).
    2. 3-time NL Cy Young winner.
    3. Led the Mets to their first winning record, Division, and Championship in 1969.
    4. No-hitter in 1978 with Cincinnati, five one-hitters as a Met.
    5. 12-time All-Star.
    6. Won 311 games (his 300th in 1985 as a White Sock at Yankee Stadium on the day they retired Phil Rizzuto's #10: August 4, 1985), 198 of them as a Met.
    7. Finished his career not just more than 100 games over .500, but with a .603 winning percentage.
    8. Only player to strike out 10 batters in a row.
    9. At the time of accomplishment, only the fifth pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters. At the time of retirement, third all-time in strikeouts (3,640), Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton ahead of him.
    10. Career 109.9 Baseball-Ref Wins Above Replacement, his 106 bWAR 7th highest among pitchers.
    11. Career 2.86 ERA and 127 Adjusted ERA.
    12. First Met player and only one of four Mets altogether to have his number retired.
    13. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992 on the first ballot with 98.84% of the vote, the highest ever at the time, missing unanimous election by 5 votes.

    I was way too young to have ever seen Tom Seaver pitch, but the Met fans who did watched and followed the literal icon of the team. He was there when he led the Mets out of the National League cellar for the first time in 1968, then out of mediocrity in the beginning of 1969, and then began the miracle of the Amazin' Mets for the rest of that year. He was more than just Tom Terrific. He was "The Franchise," and for good reason. No one defined Mets' baseball more than Seaver. Forever a legend. RIP, Tom. *tips cap*

  5. One of the biggest dark horses of the House Democratic primary elections is Missouri's 1st Congressional District. William "Lacy" Clay succeeded his father, Bill, twenty years ago, who retired in 2001 after thirty-two years. Two years ago, a Black Lives Matter protester and activist from Ferguson, Cori Bush, challenged Clay with help from Justice Democrats, a progressive organization that primaries corporate, conservative Democrats in favor of progressive ones and the ones who helped Ilhan Omar, AOC, and Rashida Tlaib win Congressional seats. As the first JD, she got 37% of the vote last cycle, losing in a blowout. She returned to primary Clay again, but the Justice Democrats only went after a select few seats, all safe Democrats, rather than bulldoze and hope for the best. Unlike last cycle, Cori Bush was able to fundraise better, have the insurgent Sunrise Movement and DSA in her corner, was on TV a lot more, and had an outside group run by Bernie Sanders's former campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, airing commercials attacking Clay for working against the Obama administration and helping Trump to allow predatory Wall Street firms to steal money from retirees. Signs pointed at Clay possibly being upset in the primaries, and Bernie Sanders and congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman endorsed her. However, the current Squad in the House did not get involved, even though AOC endorsed Bush two years ago. Well, an earthquake hit St. Louis tonight! Cori Bush knocks out the Clay dynasty! The Clay family has represented Missouri's 1st District for over fifty-one years. Bill Clay long retired, but Lacy carried on his father's name. It would be an enormous upset if Cori Bush won. Mission accomplished, and now a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement both in Ferguson and nationwide has representation in Washington. I couldn't be any happier to see one of the best activists and people in the BLM movement now in Congress.
  6. …the first time I saw this commercial, I thought it was a joke.


    1. iambitter21


      we will make aBEARica great again.

  7. When people complain about stuff becoming "too political," what they're really saying is "I don't want to hear it and want to pretend [insert event] doesn't exist." *scoff*

    1. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Overtly political content is also not "too political" if they agree with it.

      Movies that blatantly paint military interventionism in a positive light are super political, but it's not the kind of politics these types usually complain about.

  8. One of the leading voices in speaking out against the powerful is Michael Brooks. Host of the show bearing his name and working alongside with Sam Seder of The Majority Report, he's excellent at dissecting right-wing imperialism that pollutes our government. He knew how to challenge right-wing ideas with succinct passion while not leaving his kindness behind. Tonight, devastating news: Michael Brooks suddenly passed away. RIP, Michael.
  9. RIP, John Lewis. :(

  10. >seeing car crash tests from ten and twenty years ago withOUT airbags

    If a car from twenty years ago doesn’t have a steering-wheel airbag, it should be recalled.

    1. I Have Berry!

      I Have Berry!

      And to think it was only fourty years the US made it law for cars to have seat belts.

  11. Brits taking down and dumped an Edward Colston statue into the sea made me aware of how vile this person is. He made his whole fortune on slave trading, including one company where he shipped 84,500 Africans to the British Caribbean and dumped almost 20,000 into the sea. How this disgusting scumbag was revered is beyond me.

    These protests almost made me aware of a colonial Belgian royal named Léopold II, as Congolese were vandalizing his statues…oh my Lord, to say he was an evil man is an understatement! And what I read is really disturbing. Just a bit of it in the box below:


    From 1885 to 1908, at least ten million died, although it’s likely much higher.

    In 1901 alone, a pandemic of several diseases brought forward by the King’s treatment of the Congolese killed at least half a million.

    Famine ravished the population and increased the death rate. 

    If the King didn’t like how his slaves were handling the rubber and ivory demand, he would have the hands or feet of his slaves and even baby relatives cut off as punishment.

    Children were kidnapped and sent to schools to become soldiers, half of them died from disease.

    It’s one of the worst genocides of all time, rivaling that of the ravaging of the Caribbean Indigenous by Columbus, the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, The Trail of Tears, and the Great Leap Forward. Léopold II is one of the worst men in the history of the 19th Century, 20th Century (despite dying in 1909), and overall…yet Belgium erases his atrocities by glorifying him with statues all over. Having statues of him in Belgium is like Germany adorning statues of Hitler.

    1. Tarnish


      I guess destoying historic monuments/statues and trying to erase the past is fine these days. Might as well burn those history books, right? Because remembering the past is the same as glorifying it.

    2. Thigolf


      Destroying statues (read: works of art erected to praise a person) of assholes isn't the same as erasing history, give me a fucking break

    3. Tarnish


      Well what is it then? It's a step in the direction of destroying evidence that the person existed and was a part of a location's history, regardless whether if it was for good or bad reasons. If that's fine, why stop there? Why not remove them from history books as well? Surely, "assholes" as you say don't deserve to be remembered, right?

    4. Thigolf


      This is a really shitty "slippery slope" argument. Countless societies prove that you can remember tragic, devastating events without putting a statue up of the figures who caused it. Don't give me that shit.

  12. Since entering the race last summer, Amy McGrath has been the Senate's personal pick to win Kentucky from Mitch McConnell. A conservative Democrat who considers herself a pro-Trump Democrat and immediately flip-flopped on voting for and then against Kavanaugh, she would allegedly fit right into the mold of other corporate Democrats that parade the US Senate. But one person who entered the race early in the year has begun to pick up some serious steam and can win the primary and general: Charles Booker. A progressive from Louisville, he is campaigning for Medicare for All, Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, doesn't take corporate PAC dough, and supports a whole host of progressive ideals that have bled into American politics. As people protest in Kentucky, he has participated in them and helped them when needed. This evening, popular radio host Matt Jones (who considered a Senate run himself after McGrath kicked him off the air) announced his endorsement of Booker. I really believe Booker can win the primary and beat McConnell. Go get 'em!
  13. You younger Brits out there show off your protesting expertise today. A fitting place for that slave-trading piece of shit. :sneer:



  14. Quite cute for J.K. Rowling, a cis white billionaire, to think that it’s okay for her to shit on trans people during Pride Month AND the height of MASSIVE Black Lives Matter protests!

    Get a fuckin’ clue, you privileged narcissist! :glimmer:

  15. Aleksander Katai's wife is completely responsible for his release today. If she didn't act like a white nationalist, he'd still have a job.

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