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Jill Stein: A Gift to the American Liberal

Jill Stein

Age: 66

Education: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Party: Green Party of the United Sates

Running Mate: Ajamu Baraka

There are millions who consider themselves to the left of center who would like to break the mold this year. They are dissatisfied with a candidate who tells Goldman Sachs she has a public policy and a private policy and then goes on to share her private policy with the investment company. Dignified liberals or progressives are learning what it is like to be taken for granted. “They’ll vote for me! I’m the major party liberal! I’m all they have!” say you political betters. If you don’t know what that is like, ask honest friends who happen to be Black or Latino. They know what it’s like to be taken for granted by Democrats.

Well, folks, here is your chance to break away! Here’s where you can go from the harsh, phony glare of seedy politics and step into the refreshing air of a new kind of candidate. She’s genuine. She is energetic and imaginative.

When she speaks, she doesn’t provide the standard laundry list of vague bullet points and ambiguous code. She says what she believes and what she intends to do as president.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am fiscal conservative. While I have some social views that would put me at odds with my friends on the right, that is tempered by a view that I exist and succeed in a free economy. Penn Jillette says it better; take a right at money and a left at sex and you’ll have a good life.

So you know I don’t get excited when Jill Stein speaks of energy policy or rails against gentrification. But that is hardly the point. What I want my friends on the left to think about is taking the honest option. If you are solidly left of center why would you whore your voting franchise on a woman who has succeeded in only one thing in 40 years of politics; namely skirting the law when she breaks it? Why would you vote for HRC over an honest woman who more solidly shares your real philosophy? Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that Clinton has never has an ethical or philosophical anchor. All her clearly left wing positions have been inserted into her campaign to thwart Bernie Sanders. Unable to pull people from the right into her orbit during the general election, she has maintained many of these newly-minted positions to shore up her base. That’s clearly all she has.

Trump’s situation is identical. All of his “conservatism”, especially his support of the second amendment is between 1 1/2 to 3 years old. He too found he is barely holding his base so cannot go center to pull in the fence sitters. So he continues to throw conservative red meat out there to try to keep the base in line. What his most ardent supporters haven’t noticed is that some of Trumps’ policy positions are pure, unadulterated socialism. And his campaign has stated that his idea of “repeal and replace” for Obamacare turns out to be: we will use more tax dollars so people don’t pay fines and we can subsidize individual costs with more tax dollars.

Ajamu Baraka

Anyone who would question Baraka’s political credential would have to be willfully obtuse of from Mars.  He has been in the trenches, fighting for the Left for decades.  I have a bit of a headache with his resume in that he claims to have been in the military and THEN fought segregation in the South. He would have been 12 years old at the Selma March.  That must have made for an interesting military career.  Be that as it may, he has held numerous positions in key social justice organizations and has written extensively. 

Compare that to Kaine.  Kaine is a political hack and office holder.  That is to say he;s never been in the trenches.  He has spent his live pandering to people in he trenches.  Kaine also lacks the courage of his convictions.  A “Good Catholic” and okie-dokie with late-term partial birth abortion?  You can’t be both.  One of those things is a lie.  I am guessing the former.

Stop Kidding Yourself!

The media has successfully run us through a funnel (through laziness or political collusion) to accept a binary choice for president. I further contend that those two choices will be equally disastrous.

With Stein you have a person who is sincere in her positions and has done more than run for office in pursuit of those ideals. I most ardently encourage my friends on the left to seriously throw your support behind Stein. To make this advise worth taking, all you have to do is take this essay viral. I can’t do that for you.

So hit share and free yourself and your friends to make an open and honest choice. Put this link on all your social media. You have 13 days. There is more at stake than who will un-friend you on Facebook tonight.

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A Love Letter to "Minorities" [smirking]

Do We Need to Obsess Over “Minorities”?

If America was living up to its full potential, or even half so, there would be no use for the term “minorities”.  What thinking human being gives a hot goddamn what color your skin is, who you have sex with, whether your name ends with a vowel or a consonant?  In modern society, with all our technology, what is the fascination with a man in a wheelchair as opposed to out of one?  Is there anyone left who thinks tits interfere with one’s ability to understand a periodic table?  If you are struggling with any of these questions, you are part of the problem I am discussing today.

I know none but the least intelligent business owners don’t care about these things.  When they shake your hand, the only thing they want to know is what you can do for their bottom line.  If the relationship works out, it has much more meaning than that, but at first blush, it can’t be other. That’s why first impressions mean so much.

I know people with well-rounded social skills don’t have a problem with these things.  They want to meet people who bring an improvement to their quality of life.  That’s what a friend is.  Again…first impressions.  Sometimes a person can grow on you.  But they can’t if they see you or themselves as alien to the relationship.

Just who ARE the Racists Out There?

The government is certainly obsessed with your sir name, the color of your skin, your relationship types, your genitalia, your use of a wheelchair….  When hiring especially, they are often less concerned for your ability to do a job as they are the bullshit matrix they’ve assigned you to.  Even if you don’t have any hangups about such things.

In real America, there are only three basic groups; Americans, immigrants and illegal immigrants.  More about the third in a moment.  But in recent years, employers, friends and others who will interact with you will usually find immigrants to be more “American” than Americans.  That’s because as Americans we have a) been broken down into so many mutually resentful  subsets many of us no longer know what an American is, and b) we’ve become so spoiled, lazy and distracted we’ve forgotten what it means to be American.

I find it depressing to watch as so many members of what we refer to as “minorities” give their blind allegiance to those who have created their status as a “minority”.  In the process of doing so, those same people have done serious (irreversible?) damage to those they insist are minorities.

I am speaking, of course, of the political Left.  But feel free to add people who call themselves conservatives but pander to “minorities” for fear the liberals will make them look bad for not doing so.  These people are the most irritating.  They don’t even know what “conservative’ means.  If they did their approach to Americans would be characterized by the first paragraph of this post.

Think about it.  What the hell has the American Left – for simplicity’s sake we’ll just say Democrats – done for you lately? Ever?  Would a member of a “minority” group in Detroit, Pittsburg, New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Chicago tell me what the Democratic Party has done for you?  I will qualify the question thus: You don’t work for the government and you haven’t broken from the expected mold and started your own business or studied.  And don’t say schools or welfare.  You can get those things anywhere. And too much “welfare” hurts you more than it helps you. (With that final qualification, I have pretty much destroyed any valid answer you might provide.)

So when I hear that Hillary Clinton has the “minority” vote locked up, I cringe.  Look at any long term news cycle.  Hillary Clinton develops an interest in “minorities” on the exact same level she did her job as Secretary of State. As SecState, she had requirements for things that were to reach her attention. Photo ops/good press, face time with Obama and the Clinton “Foundation”.  Anything else was assigned a lower priority.  You can draw a dividing line at the point where Libya issues stopped getting her into high-profile meetings at the White House.  At that point she went from tens of thousands of documents per year on the Lybia, to a few hundred.  Sadly, for Stevens and the others in Benghazi, they were on the thin side of that line.  Sorry Chris!  Putin needs to buy up our uranium and I get money for the Clinton “Foundation”.

And so it is with American “minorities”.  During election years, the Queen of Wall Street suddenly develops an affection for people she would otherwise ignore.  Hell, she’ll occasionally go all ebonic or acquire a faux Spanish accent just to show you she’s your gal.  But she’s not.  She never will be.  Nor SHOULD she be under this pretense of caring for “minorities”.

Metaphoric show of hands; who is sick of being treated like children, intentionally divided into mutually resentful cliques?  Me! I am!  How about you?

Of what I’ve read, Stein is the only candidate who talks a game about “diversity” and “people of color”.  The only redeeming grace I see here is I believe she means it.  She doesn’t have a public policy and private policy, as Clinton does.  Clinton has one policy for her rich, connected allies and one for those who she considers her lessers; specifically the poor and “minorities”.

I mentioned illegal immigration.  This is one of the most spectacular accomplishments of those who exhibit the racism of low expectations.  They have convinced Americans of Hispanic decent or origin that letting illegals into the country is a good for legal Hispanic Americans because the illegals USUALLY share common sir names.  Talk about cynical!

“Minorities” Might Vote for Clinton.  Americans Won’t!

If you are considered a “minority” and you are considering voting for Clinton, you are sealing your own doom for the foreseeable future.  It will require a sense of self that goes beyond racial/ethnic/gender obsession and a sense of pride to break free of the Democrats’ plantation/ghetto/sorority.

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A Lesson in Lib Think!

I am working very hard, here and on Social Media, to prevent the desecration of the Oval Office.  By that I mean I want to defeat Trump and the felon.  But I decided to take a short break to provide a lesson in Lib Think.

Despite my incredibly low opinion of him, I have to throw the bullshit flag when he is right but the world is getting the vapors over something he said.  The media have their collect panties in a bunch over Trump not promising to respect the election results in November.  Chris Wallace asked if he would and he said he’d wait and see if he’ll respect the returns.  It was a throw-back to an equally ridiculous question posed at the first GOP debate when Bret Baier.  He asked who among the candidates would NOT promise to support the eventual nominee.  All hands should have gone up.  That would be the responsible answer.  But only Trump’s hand went up.

Picture this.  Two nine-year old boys are standing on a garage roof.  One says to the other, “Okay, I’ll jump into the baby pool down there.  But no matter what happens, you have to promise to jump too.  Do you promise?”

That is the level of stupid loaded in the questions above.  Last year, who among the candidates could know whether the eventual nominee might do or say something that would be just too egregious to support?  What if Marco Rubio came to suspect Chris Christie of something very wrong?  It got even more pathetic when North Carolina required candidates to sign a pledge to support a nominee before the primaries were held.

This week, on his usually inept, fumbling fashion, Trump said he would wait and see before he supported the election results.  The incredibly arrogant Barack Obama sullied his office by not only entering the fray on this issue, but stated that Trump was dangerous.  Oooooo! How ominous that someone should say that they need to see an event occur before pledging to uphold the results of the event.

Clearly, Obama thought Al Gore was a dangerous, unpatriotic villain for daring to question the results in Florida.  Hey, W was declared the winner.  That’s it!  Everyone shut up and go to bed, right?  And how about that treasonous John Kerry saying he got robbed in Ohio?  What an anti-democratic bastard!  How dare he speak his mind when he thinks something might be amiss.  We Americans need to sit down and keep our mouths shut, no matter what happens on election day.  The last thing we need people doing is shaking the foundation of our republic by saying ANYTHING about an election like these two monsters did.

Never mind seeing Democratic operatives BRAGGING about how they use dead people, criminals and illegal immigrants to vote.  We need to pretend we didn’t hear that Clinton’s people were hiring losers to start fights at Trump rallies.  Trump is just anti-American.  Trump’s opponent is a black hole where ethics go to die.  But he is supposed to assume she won’t stoop to any low to get what she wants.  He should just put his hand in the air and swear to support the winner, no matter what.

To all the pundits blathering about how terrible Trump is over this episode, well… let me be succinct. SHUT UP, YOU DROOLING SHIT BAGS!  Trump may be the second worst presidential candidate in history, but he is right on this.

The Lesson:

The left and everyone in the media know Trump is right on this issue.  But it doesn’t fit their political plan.  So they must take truth and turn it around 180 degrees and make it lie.  Then take a lie and do the same thing, magically making it truth. A similar example is how they cried all last month about the Russians rigging our election and scoffing endlessly at Trump for saying – CORRECTLY – that the Dems are rigging the vote all over the country.

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