Thursday, May 23, 2024

Professional Left Podcast Episode 806: There Is No News Cycle, Only Zuul.

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." -- James Baldwin


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Nick Jr. said...

The one positive thing about Nikki Haley's unsurprising yet entirely pathetic behavior this week is that it will never actually lead to her remaining viable in the Republican party post-Trump. This woman will never be elected to anything for the rest of her life.

dinthebeast said...

Some of the best writing I have got to about the yawning gap between reality and what the fucking polls say Americans believe about their economy has been from Paul Krugman, who I wouldn't be able to read without the small ransom I pay to the goddamn New York Times each month. So I guess the fucking economy is at least good enough that I, poor old guy that I am, haven't yet had to cancel that subscription to bolster the food budget. I do, however, consider doing so every time they piss me off with another stinking slab of bothsiderist claptrap.
In some small way I can see how goddamn Republicans consider us on the left as insufferable snobs who can't get out of our own way, if they are getting their bearings from the goddamn New York Times.
I like your sections about your governor. I wanted to like our governor, I really did. I remember when he was the mayor of San Francisco and declared that gay couples could marry there. The resulting party was epic. Even then, though, I had this feeling that those couples sitting in the drizzle in the dark outside City Hall waiting for their chance at a marriage license were going to be disappointed when they found out that he couldn't really pull it off, but also that his political stock would skyrocket among the sort of folk that make becoming governor of California happen. So far, alas, I keep being right about him. Jerry Brown worked wonders with the remains of our state budget post Arnie, and Gavin Reptile has repeatedly trod upon his own penis and now we have a yawning deficit swallowing his liberal policies whole. I would vote for him for president if he made it to the general (him or any other Democrat) but I would vote for JB Pritzker if he was running against him in a primary.
Thank you again for the podcast. Briana is here this weekend and listened to the whole thing. Her favorite part was "shiny, metal ass."

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Robt said...

How does Nikki wander obliviously of the fact that Trump's white supremacists of the party (more than the primary base) is nt ever going to elect her because she is a foreigner in their mind. Inferior. For the state level is one thing. President?
It would be like them electing Obama.

Like Eric Trump recently blurted in press diddy defending his Papa. "We are white". An important statement to make from the Trump family member.
So now I know they are white. This helps me make better financial decisions how? This improves my investments how? This makes me prouder of America How? And so on...........