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Sanders has never had a "Demon Sheep" commercial run against him

Can you imagine the impact of a go-for-the-jugular commercial like this on the delicate flower of Bernie Sanders?


"Are you sure Bernie won Indiana? I'm not seeing any headlines on Yahoo about it."

A remark my neighbor made this morning strikes me a bit after logging onto DU today and reading the thread titles in GD-P.

We are both old enough not to sleep a lot and we get together a couple of times a week at about five am for coffee and a bullshit session before he leaves for work at six. He's not particularly interested in politics but like me isn't a TV watcher of any note and gets his news from the internet.

He talks finance which I'm mostly clueless about, I talk politics which he is pretty clueless about and we both learn something and get a fresh perspective on our own area of interest.

So I mentioned fairly early that Bernie had won Indiana and we chatted about politics for a moment or two and then moved on to other subjects. After the coffee was brewed and poured we sat down in his study and he booted his computer while we continued to talk. He logged into Yahoo where his email defaults to and after looking at their news for a couple of minutes on his very large screen and talking about a couple of different stories regarding Trump and Cruz he said "Are you sure Bernie won Indiana? I'm not seeing any headlines on Yahoo about it."

I didn't really think much of it at the moment beyond the "So what else is new?" shrug I had shared with him at that moment.

People are noticing the media aversion to positive stories about Bernie, people who aren't paying that close attention to politics as some of us do here.

Self delete, posted in the wrong forum..

A curious juxtaposition of thread titles

I cropped this out of a screen shot of the first page of GD earlier today, in my mind the juxtaposition of two such contradictory thread titles raises a lot of questions.

Speed up "swap user" on Win7 32 bit machine?

PC is a 2.4 Ghz quad core with 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB HDD, three different users who remain logged on but want to switch between users quickly. At the moment it takes about ten seconds to complete the swap and one of the users has a tendency to close out anything another user is running if they can't swap quickly. This annoys the user whose apps get closed out and they asked me if anything can be done..

I have a 20ish GB SSD drive laying around, I was wondering if putting that in as a secondary drive and dedicating 10 or 15 GB to the paging file would help.

Next debate Bernie should just stand there, look at her and wait for Hillary to stop talking

Each time it's his "turn" and Hillary keeps talking he looks at her politely and calmly, doesn't say anything doesn't gesture, just lets her talk into a silence. Eventually the crowd will take control even if the mods won't.

When it's the end of his "turn" by the official time he should graciously STFU and let her talk.

I think Hillary can be fed enough rope to hang herself with public opinion.

Toupée or not toupée

The third panel in this Zippy toon sure looks familiar.

I don't like the term "c*******e w***e", it demeans actual w***es

W***es are powerless people who are usually forced one way or another to do something most of us would find horribly degrading simply in order to survive.

Those politicians who sell out their constituents to corporations for a few favors or dollars on the other hand are powerful people acting traitorously for their own aggrandizement, something not even in the same moral universe as what the average w***e does and not in a good way.

Stop demeaning w***res by comparing them to corrupt politicians.

The New York Daily News was a strong supporter of the Iraq war...

So consider the bias of the source when evaluating the NYDN endorsement of Hillary Clinton.


There was always in the run-up a group of roughly a dozen papers that strongly supported regime change as the only acceptable vehicle toward Iraq’s disarmament. They included The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Herald. They continued their praise of the president this week and celebrated the fact that “the regime of Saddam Hussein is doomed,” as The Kansas City (Missouri) Star put it.

Do you suppose attendees to HRC's GS speeches were frisked for recording devices?

My first reaction on being told I can't do something "just because" is almost always to start thinking of ways to do that thing, I might not do it but I'll be thinking of ways to accomplish what I've been arbitrarily told not to do. I guess you could call me an anti-authoritarian. I'm a little unusual but far from unique, someone in the fairly smart crowd listening to Hillary was thinking of ways to record her speech simply because they they were told not to, it's only human.

Another issue is Goldman Sachs big wheels themselves, these are the type of men, and they are mostly men, who wear a belt and suspenders for redundancy. Sure they have purchased Hillary Clinton they think to themselves but will she _stay_ bought? A surreptitious recording of her telling them things she doesn't want made public is just good business, a belt in your pants loops when you are already wearing suspenders.

It's all but certain there is a recording or multiple recordings of Hillary's GS speeches, the bigger question is who has one or more such recordings now? Trump is the most likely I think, he's a blowhard sure but he's a very media savvy blowhard who has already torpedoed one campaign with inside information.

Those speeches are most likely radioactive and a recording or even better a video could be worth fairly big money or maybe really big money if the content is explosive enough. Of course the recording will be worth far more on the market after the nominations and during the general than it is now during the primaries where the only real customer is Bernie Sanders who probably wouldn't go that route anyway.

Think like a member of the 1%, if you had a recording worth potentially millions would you forfeit the money to help someone else you may not even like?
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