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The 2016 Presidential Election is the Democrats to Lose

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – I’ve been pretty skeptical about the substantive differences between our two political parties for awhile. Having said that, I still believe the Democratic party is the lesser of two evils. So it it makes complete angry sense to me to avail myself of every opportunity to to mock,…

Factoring in Bernie Sanders as a Democrat in the Presidential Race of 2016

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – What I hate about Americans is our notion of what is presidential. Tall, calm and graying at the temples. Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan etc., all very presidential. The cult of political celebrity. Whatever. Bernie Sanders is not presidential but I’d like to have a…

The Trade Warp, Again?

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – International trade deals are always notorious in the rear view mirror of globalization. Bill Clinton’s legacy will forever be jaundiced by two things, a blow job and NAFTA. That blow job didn’t usher in the atrophy of the American middle class. So exactly why is this president deliberately…

For Friends of Bill: Baseless Racism Holds Republicans Back

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Over the last 25 years Republicans have gone from disingenuous jerks to complete assholes. From occasional forays into dirty politics and smear tactics to a no holds barred enterprise of fear, hate and racism. From a tacit deployment of bigotry, to a stentorian campaign of disenfranchising minorities and…

America the Boiling Frog

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Eschew Obfuscation –By Michael Douglass – I just ate macaroni and cheese out of a pull top can with a big ass spoon. Forty years ago Sarah Palin would never have been chosen as a presidential running mate. Not because she’s a woman but because she’s dumb as a goddamn stick. Forty years ago, you…

Ted Cruz for President?

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Rafael Edward Cruz is running for president. Boy howdy. By all accounts Ted Cruz is bright and formidable. He’s a powerful speaker. His academic accomplishments are impressive. His career trajectory just prior to politics is downright imposing. There’s a certain charisma in a Bob Dole meets Pee Wee…

Citizen Four: Ed Snowden is No Traitor

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — What’s mind blowing about the whole Snowden thing is not what huge deal it was, it’s what a huge deal it is. To my dismay I have become cynical, so it occurred to me at the time that it really sucked but I wasn’t…

One Step Forward, Two steps Back

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – I know this kind of deceitful seduction has been a part of American politics since our republic was born. But my mind is made up. Up until now, as cynical as I am, I bought into it. I hoped. I did. I’m guilty. But what I see now…

Gaslighting, Again

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Virtually no one in America had ever witnessed such a horrific event live and free on television — until then. It was simultaneously more violent, more chaotic and more disturbing than maybe anything we’d ever seen. A handful of burly peace officers bearing down in concert on a…

The Shaft Revisited in Ferguson Missouri

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – It was all over before the shouting when county prosecutor Robert McCulloch opted to actually try the case before a secret grand jury as opposed to simply and traditionally allowing the matter to be tried in a public court of law. The fix was in from the start.…

Three Strikes for the Democrats

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – So, we smoked a turd in hell with Satan himself while midterm fires raged all around us. We opted for that as opposed to showing up at the polls. A Michele Bachmann bathroom stall door closed, a Joni Ernst toilet overflowed and fecal chocolate logs made their way…

Asphalt Ballet in America

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“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” – John Steinbeck Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Gas is at three bucks a gallon. Unemployment is under 6 percent and the stock market is through the roof. Everything Republicans say they…

I Know What Boys Like

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – We are this close to the midterm elections and the goddamn GOP is about to close it hard on irrational fear. Isis and Ebola. Fear porn. How did we get here? Completely random elaborately imagined clusterfucks that would not survive the advent of oxygen or sunlight if applied.…

The Space Between

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – I still remember vinyl. The whole audio visual experience of riding my bike to the record store, buying a vinyl album, bringing it home, removing the shrink wrap, putting it on the turntable. I remember setting the needle down, reading the liner notes, the smell of polyvinyl chloride…

The Lugubrious Liberal Skirt

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Guess what pisses me off? It’s a rhetorical question. Precious liberals who quake at the very notion of Obama being anything less than the liberal messiah. I am sick of this shit. I criticize our savior and panty waste liberals piss themselves over my abhorrent blasphemy. I’m an…

American Exceptionalism?

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Wow. It’s like deja vu all over again. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all, has been at war for all but 21 years in its 238 year existence. Sheezus. The talking heads tell us there’s no way air strikes alone will extinguish the latest…

Oh Brother, There You Art

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Wanna know what puts the fear of God in me? Just how many goddamn self righteous all knowing mouth breathers in this country that still cling to the archaic notion that the earth is only two or six thousand years old. The people who maintain with a straight…

Damn Nation: We Know What Happened in Ferguson, Missouri

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Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – You are here. No closer. I keep paying attention to this. I keep pointing it out. There is just enough to keep the women and kids all fired up. Just enough to make us all afraid of things we don’t understand. Things they aren’t about to explain. We…