image Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park! (Comment On: City of Santa Cruz: Keep SF Mime Troupe at San Lorenzo Park!) by JBK
The buses still run up to UCSC....So, getting to see the Mime Troupe isn't that less possible... Still, I wouldn't let a little inconvenience get in the way of enjoying and supporting them.... I'm no longer local.... It's a sad thing. Fight it or let the local 1%ers crush you. Choose one.....
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:40PM
text Bernie Sanders has actually ENDORSED Hillary Clinton! by blues
This is earthshaking (!) yet no one has payed attention at all yet. Bernie Sanders has actually ENDORSED Hillary Clinton! It's ever so SLIGHTLY subtle, yet irrefutable! Sanders has now (evasively but conclusively) thrown his support to Hillary!
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:21AM
image The Dems disenfranchised progressives in the '80s (Comment On: An open letter to my fellow Bernie supporters.) by Old Wob
I'm sorry to hear that you're being attacked for your posts, but David Brock has a bunch of professional posters whose job it is to do exactly that, and some of Hillary's unpaid supporters can get pretty extreme, too. There was a time (1930-1975) when the Democratic party was left of center, and at times, even edging close to socialist (see FDR's Second Bill of Rights). Even LBJ, remembered mainly for his unfortunate role in Vietnam, brought some drastic and needed social progress. Then the party chose a weak candidate at the '68 convention, lost to Nixon, started fighting amonst themselves, and by the time the dust finished settling, Bill Clinton was running a group intent on turning the Dems into an economically rightist party, who could win elections based on taking dirty money from most anyone, and outspending all less corrupt politicians. By 1992, the party's leadership was openly giving progressives the finger, and has continued to do so ever since. What Sanders represents to Dems, is a chance at reclaiming their old party. Naturally, people like the Clintons are utterly opposed, so you're stepping into a civil war when posting about such things. If you feel thin skinned, it's fine to stay out of it, though that's not the choice I'm making. I left the Dems for the Greens, but have continued to donate to people like Tim Canova (Debbie Wasserman-Shultz' opponent in the primary), and other rivals of neoliberal Dems, as additional ways to push back at the corrupt, rightist flavor of the party. And I will troll the Brocktopus' "Correct the Record" just as hard as it trolls others. Thanks for doing what you could, and enjoy your peace.
Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:41PM