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Electric Larry

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Name: Simon Moon
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Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
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Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Mar 30, 2017, 11:11 PM (0 replies)


Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Mar 28, 2017, 07:31 PM (1 replies)

Giving back to the community

it's important to keep those forearms strong.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Mar 14, 2017, 06:23 PM (1 replies)

Suggesting that we've gotten some of our best recent leadership where people might not

have expected to find it, with life stories or characteristics that party conventional wisdom at the time deemed "unelectable", is not "the same argument". Not at all.

Rather it's a vindication, to my mind, of both the best values our party aspires to as well as actual American meritocracy in action.

But, I digress. I assure you I have no interest in punishing this young man for his last name. He doesn't get any bonus points from me for it, either, but I'd certainly give him just as much chance as I would anyone else. Hey- If he can lead, fucking AWESOME.

I admit I get a bit frustrated, around here, with this sort of magical thinking infecting some in our party that if we just could plug in the right set of variables, we could staple together the ideal Democratic Candidate, like Frankenstein's monster assembled on a slab. You know, the exact right percentages of looks and connections and geography and... whatever. Add to that the sort of almost OCD idea that having a magic last name on the ballot will translate into electoral victory.

To my mind, you don't list the requirements and then go searching for the perfect homunculous to slap up there on the stage and cash in the requisite votes. Leadership is an organic phenomenon. We need someone who can inspire, who can lead, and that may end up being a Millennial Kennedy or it may end up being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, with the funny name. I don't know.

But I promise, if it comes up, I will give this dude a chance. While I'm not a fan of the one who is on the anti-marijuana legalization crusade, as a general point of politics I harbor no ill will towards the Kennedy family, believe me.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Mar 11, 2017, 09:00 AM (0 replies)

Dynasty wasn't even a very good television show.

It's a terrible principle by which to run Democracies.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Mar 11, 2017, 08:39 AM (3 replies)


Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:30 AM (0 replies)

I think Arlo Guthrie wrote a song about something like that

Comin' into los angeleeees
bringin' in endangered live eels
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Mar 9, 2017, 06:50 AM (0 replies)

Elevator would be worse

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 12:46 AM (0 replies)

Just wait until the Russians hack it.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 5, 2017, 07:29 PM (0 replies)
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