“The illegality of sex between consenting adults is about as big and intrusive government as you can get. I say this as a liberal.”
ThoughtThrough on May 7, 2011 at 19:12:40
“The idea of paid sex between "consenting adults” is more accurately described as consent between a john, and a pimp.
There is no point in pretending that women are not forced onto craigslist just as often as they are forced onto the corner.
We cannot expect legal protections, or even self sovereignty and ignore that sex trafficking is supporting the largest slave trade the world has seen in recorded history
Who will we be helping by rationalizing to ourselves....."well its their choice, and right"
It seems self serving in light of the reality of human trafficking.”
“I completely respect this decision. The downsides of this are very real. Terrorists don't need more propaganda materials, we ourselves don't need t-shirts and such plastered with death. The only purpose I could think of to release the photo's would be to satisfy fringe elements who doubt his death. There's no need whatsoever to cater to those people.”
Oonagh on May 4, 2011 at 22:54:24
“F & F”
sadie11 on May 4, 2011 at 22:53:25
“I agree-- we can rise above this clamor for sensationalism and show our class. No need to antagonize the terrorists while our troops are over there in harm's way.”
“Seth Meyers coined that, and I don't agree with you. Jon does both clapter and laughter, the latter in segments, the former in interviews.”
quixoto on Apr 10, 2011 at 19:06:23
“Oh, my mistake. Still, I didn't mean necessarily all the time does Jon get more clapter than laughter, just that I think I find Stephen funnier sometimes and less bent on making a political point. But then again, it's often reversed.”
“He lost my vote quite a while ago with the Pharma deal. The stuff that followed: civil liberties abuses, capitulation to wall street, extending the tax cuts, etc. are just the giant layer of whipped cream on top.”
“Simple. To get favorable poll numbers for the issues I mentioned, you simply have to explain the choices to people in clear terms; honestly explain the dilemma. People vote back and forth between D's and R's (2008 for D's, 2010 for R's) because they hear policy described in distorted half-truths propagated for partisan gain. If you boil it down to the cold, hard facts (i.e. "do you want public investment in jobs programs or spending cuts to balance the budget?") you will no doubt find this is a progressive country. You also have to take into consideration that certain words were made "dirty" by the Republicans, such as the word "liberal".”
“Absolutely agreed. This is what infuriates me whenever I see someone like Rachel Maddow on MTP. I think to myself, what's the point of even watching this? David Gregory will always just change the subject whenever she's about to make a really strong argument. The same goes for all the other propagandizing Sunday shows.”
“What cowards, the Democratic establishment. I love Sanders and Kucinich, but beyond long floor speeches and go-nowhere bills that appease the base, what good are they? At this point, a primary challenge from the left seems to be the ONLY way we'll get what we want. Either by pushing Obama back to the left or replacing him altogether. Guys like Kucinich, Dean, etc. seemed eager to run after Bush's policies screwed up the country. Why not after Obama, considering the fact that he continued a great many of those policies? Cowards, I tell you.”
HappyBalance on Mar 18, 2011 at 22:56:59
“Well said and fanned.
Cowards AND sell outs.”
biznesschic on Mar 18, 2011 at 22:48:35
“Kucinich passed the least amount of bills in the house. Grandstanding for liberal purity!”
King Joffe Joffer on Mar 18, 2011 at 22:46:31
“How will a primary challenge get you what you want? It simply doesnt work that way, perhaps in theory, but not in reality. Name one instance where it has actually worked.”
VikingQuest on Mar 18, 2011 at 22:43:43
“"Sanders and Kucinich, but beyond long floor speeches and go-nowhere bills that appease the base, what good are they?"
Mar 2, 2011 at 23:16:29
“This isn't right. The Wikileaks saga is still very much in motion and is way, way, way too important to have some Hollywood bigwig stick their nose in and affect public perception of them, whether good or bad.”