Friday, April 07, 2017

Professional Left Podcast #383

"You're nearly a good laugh, 
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying 'Keep on digging.'
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you're down in the pig mine.
You're nearly a laugh,
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry.."  
--  Pink Floyd, Pigs

  • The Trump State Department just cut off funding to the UN’s family planning agency (BuzzFeed)

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Dave McCarthy said...

the Democrats are Flounder

dinthebeast said...

Here's a video of Roger Waters back in October playing that song at a free show in Mexico City, symbolically on the other side of Trump's wall, in front of 300,000 people. Please note the Trump graphics throughout the song, the subtitled skewering of him with his own words, and Jess And Holly from Lucius singing backups:

-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

Couple of comments to the P-cast

-Teh most wanted Dean/ not alive on the republican list. Their number one villain/ enemy in the world is not N. Korea,Assad, minorities et AL. It is those that have the independence and the self awareness to vote against them.

-When General Mathis gave a pacifier and a rattle to Trump in the form of Tomahawk stikes. Because he was somehow forced to look at pictures that weren't beauty contest contestants in bikinis. How long will it be before someone shows Trump pictures of dead Chicago civilians? Jerrod does some math polling and figures to hit Chicago with Tomahawks to resolve the violence there. Oh, and change a narrative to how presidential it is to order fireworks display. Boost those fake poll numbers.

-As for Gorsuch, who I have never met. the egregous indignity they bestowed on him. I seem to have taken a bit personal. Acting as my representative and disrespecting him to that degree because he happened to be nominated by the black democratic president. Displayed the absence of any religious value or otherwise they brag in possession of.

If Senate returns to Dem majority. They have the power to change the rules and now any rule changes are valid and justifiably constitutional because republicans provided this unwritten law and it is now precedence, accepted.

--Use that majority to change the rules of removing a SCOTUS. Then use their simple majority to impeach Gorsuch.
Then use the majority rule to confirm someone else.

--Float nominees like HRC, George Soros, Steven Cobert, Bernie Sanders, Bruce Springsteen,or Driftglass ( I trust most of your judgement so far).
Then confirm whomever they wish . You know, someone in the mainstream! Someone who would cause an uptick in conservative suicides.

_ Since the Senate is now like the House. There is no need for the balance of 2 senators from each of the 50 states. Calibrate how many Senators in the Senate to the populations of each state (as House representatives are.

Republicans have made a mockery of the 2 senators from each state.

For instance,
California is the most populous state in the nation. With slightly more than 39 million people (according to 2016 estimates), California is the nation's most populous state—its population is almost one and a half times that of second-place Texas (28 million).

or, Nebraska in 2017 1,896,190 people. Verses Oregon with 4,093,465 people.
And for kicks, North Dakota with 757,952 thousand people, South Dakota has 833,354 people, Delaware 949506.5 people and Maine 1,331,479 people
and for McConnell's state of Kentucky owns an astounding mega population to rule the senate with a majority of population of all the states with 1,331,479 people.

--So lets apportion how many senator are sent to the senate by the states derived by their populations just like the House does.

The Conservatives have no, NO attachment to tradition as they always claimed.

In some small (easily bought politicians and a small poor low educated poplulation. The price tag to propagandize voters, suppress votes, rig elections via electronic machines that can be hacked and no paper ballot to use for recounts. GOP has been cost effective in owning two senators from states like this. Small populations with 2 crazy extremist senators. now without filibuster, Senate is like the House.
There is no reason NOT to apportion Senators to population. That is part of what the GOP flushed.
This is not derived from anger, since we have a party that does not like the constitution. Appoints judges with such predisposed positions that corporations are people and Humans (that used to be people) are now subservient to corporate persons.

I call this, Future reconnoitering for future considerations.

Cliff said...

You say, once again, that the battle against conservatism has to take place in the mainstream media. Except that it's not a battle, because we have no way of forcing the firing of Chuck Todd and Hugh Hewitt.
There is no one who is going to report the story of who keeps bringing Gingrich and Kristol back on. There is no media organ that is going to turn the camera on itself and expose the corruption of the media.

I don't know what the best ground to fight on is, but MSNBC isn't even in contention.

Diogenes said...

Nope...sorry...not even close

Your screw up of the day was forgetting it's Tom Waits Friday

Triumphant, indeed

steeve said...

Trump's Syria response:

Anonymous said...

driftglass/ Robt;

...and no guile was found on His lips. None. Your's either.
Today we celebrate the Triumphal Entry- on a humble donkey, no less.
The people waved palm branches and cried out- "Hosanna, Blessed be the King!"

Happy Palm Sunday.


Robt said...

If Trump doesn't get his Muslim ban through in time for Easter.

We will be at risk of exposing our children to Islamic Bunnies and Muslim bunny eggs during the pagan egg hunting rituals in the christian American Enclaves.

If there was someone that could show the president some photos of this. He could put Jerrod on the case.
Didn't Trump tell us, "there would be so much winning. That we would get tired of winning"?

Can a reporter get Charlie Sheen on and ask him about this Winning (tiger blood) thing.