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Fellatio. (I can't believe no one else hasn't posted this in the past 21 hours. What is this, Sunday or something?)

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Bernie? Or Sarah?

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I take a similar approach to problems, as well. However, if anyone can look at politics and think the issue is that people aren't "sitting down in a room," they aren't just clueless but they are selling short the politicians -- especially Democrats -- who have to deal with people who literally take no prisoners.

Obama certainly believed a successful negotiation would be where not everyone got what they wanted but were otherwise pleased with the result. The GOP, esp. McConnell, believes that successful negotiation is when you get everything you want and utterly humiliate the other side. It's what I think Trump has in common with the modern GOP.

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My Best Man tried to get the band to sing "Bye Fellatio" at my wedding

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Could not be happier to have Howard Schultz shuffle off to do go back to doing whatever a Howard Schultz does as a 'person of means'.

I've met the man at social events and he's exactly as bland and white as any bland white man can be. I do admit to harbouring some lingering hatred towards him--see: selling the Seattle Supersonics to a bunch of fucking Oklahoma idiots--plus I grew up with one of the children of one of original three founders of Starbucks, the daughter of Z'ev Siegl, and they pretty much got screwed over by Schultz's predecessors. Toss in his commercializing Starbucks--I remember being dragged down to the original store in Pike Place Market, back when the fucking mermaid still had nipples--and yah, he's not exactly on my favourites list.

Did I mention him paving his driveway out into a public park in Seattle and then arguing that well, it wasn't really a thing, it didn't affect the park access or anything? Yah, this "person of means" thought that since he had the money, the laws--and the basic rules of being a good damn neighbour--didn't apply to him. So, yah, I periodically have to interact with him and whomever is on his arm, but it's not like I go seeking him out. I should really take him off of my holiday card list but that would take way more effort than I'm willing to devote right now.

In summary and in conclusion, good riddance to bad rubbish.

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I think all of the middling white men should drop out of the race which would mean all of them. Every single last one of them needs to go. They have all, to a person, been allowed to fail up far beyond their station and that's what's fundamentally ailing this country, nay the world. Trump is proof positive of that, if you needed proof. Heh.

These middling white men need to get their own little selves into a room and decide to be the foot soldiers for our movement and let the women (and Stephen Robinson) take over since we already have a sense of collaboration due to the fact that we've had to collaborate (read put up with their sorry asses) for millennia to survive. We know the terrain of collaboration that no white man, however ostensibly good-hearted or grabby (read Joe Biden and Al Franken), can attain. We're just superior. We're superior to this Schultz doofus in particular if he couldn't even take his own employee's advice to sit this one out.

So good, he's a goner. Don't let the door hit ya, Howie. Now we need to work on the laggards in the Dem primary.

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And this is why despite my desire to be independent from political parties, I have never voted other than Democrat in a significant race.

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Don't blame (most of) the voters. Most of them voted against Trump, far more voted for Hillary than any other candidate (yeah, you can blame the small number of douchebags who voted for third party candidates). It's the Electoral College that screwed us over.

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Good point.I'll try to remember that!

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New Deal Social Security and Medicare are the two most popular ideas in the USA - so they are actually "centrist".

Republican and neoliberal policy includes 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economics including: privatization, austerity, deregulation, free trade, job outsourcing and reductions in government social spending. Those are certainly not "centrist" and are quite unpopular.

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Diabetes is a horrible way to go. First they came for the toes and I had ten. Then it came for my foot, I have two.

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Yes. They are legally obligated to offer to register you as a voter. But they are given mandatory wording to state, so it ends up sounding like you have to register/re-register with them, or risk being unregistered. And, given the repeated ID changes and voter purges and election fuckery, even though I was simply updating my yearly DL registration info and new address, and getting the new mandatory ID, I decided I had better do it. It’s a strange situation to be in, especially in a small, quiet DMV with loud DMV staff.

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The R Congress of 1946 lied about everything, and Harry 'Givem Hell' Truman made them pay in 1948 with the presidency.

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Yeah, I'd like to see some Republicans get called "extreme right-wingers," "reactionaries," etc.

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