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Mountain Mule

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Hometown: Colorado Springs
Home country: Colorado
Current location: the Four Corners
Member since: Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:27 PM
Number of posts: 968

About Me

A survivor of the Great Election Day Hack Attack, so this is not my first ride at the DU rodeo. Given the events of the past year, I have resigned my US citizenship and I await notification about my request for asylum in the Navajo Nation about 20 miles south of my current location. My current country is the bright blue state of Colorado. I have dedicated myself to the destruction of the current oligarchy under which the US is now governed. Direct Democracy is true Democracy!

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The Discussionist? Can someone please explain for this newbie?

Hi, everybody! I discovered DU right after the horrible so-called 2016 "election," and I love this place! It helps me hold on to the few shreds of sanity I have left. Now the other day I clicked on a thread which mentioned the "The Discussionist," and curiosity killed the cat - I checked that place out, and I'm baffled. They actually have a forum where you can link to a thread here and discuss it there? What's up with that? I'm sure my question has been answered before, but I can't find anything very helpful about this. Can someone tell me what's up with that?

Thanking in advance anyone who takes the time to reply!



Posted by Mountain Mule | Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:18 PM (30 replies)

I don't care, I don't care, IDON'TCARE!

Finally, I have found the happy side of living with a brain injury. My memory is almost as bad as that guy's in my fav cult movie, Memento. Just like him, I write notes on my arms and hands since at least that way I won't lose them the way I do everything else that isn't attached firmly to my body like my toenails or whatever. I forget about all the small atrocities, but I certainly can remember the big ones like that orange creature from an alien planet who has taken over the White House. Plus I remember all the cool things about our country back in the day before most of my brain cells vanished. Remember when it wasn't acceptable to be a hood wearing member of the KKK? Remember when education was valued and teachers were respected? Remember when you didn't feel ashamed to admit to being an American? Remember when it was a good thing to provide meals on wheels to old folks before old folks became useless burdens on the taxpayers and should all be put out on the streets to die? I do!

I don't especially remember all the dem's infighting over platforms and personalities back in 2016. I don't especially WANT to remember all that foolishness. Thank Dog, I discovered DU on the day after the so-called election. It's as good as carefully inscribing "Bernie" in black ink on the sole of my left foot and making sure I use my nice purple sharpie to write "Hillary" on my right thumb.

Without DU, I'd be running out of body parts to remind myself about the coming MIDTERMS and how to spell "INDIVISIBLE" and I'd have nowhere to write the constant question every Coloradan asks daily - WHERE THE HELL IS SENATOR CORY GARDNER(R) AND CAN WE PLEASE THROW HIM TO CHEETO'S PET ALLIGATORS AS SOON AS WE FIND HIM?

I don't care about the past. Mistakes were made. Treason was committed by probably many more than we are aware of now. Comey is an asshole. I didn't kiss enough Bernie supporters and I didn't hug enough Hillary supporters. Mea culpa. Sic transit gloria mundi. But the sic doesn't have to keep transiting. We could give it a shot at coming together both as Dems and as very concerned Americans who are worried sick about the future of our country.

Let us all come together in these dire times and win our country back. I DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE. I need to save room on the palms of my hands to write down the times of local INDIVISIBLE meetings and marches and protests. So thanks, DU for being an every fresh rehashing of old battles and bitter diatribes about how so and so threw our nation to the orangutans (my apologies to orangutans everywhere).

Just saying.
Posted by Mountain Mule | Tue Sep 19, 2017, 07:15 AM (20 replies)

Trump spits in Limbaugh's Eye - Evacuates Mar A Lago ahead of Irma

(This post is mainly for grins - hope I'm posting it in the correct place!)

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort evacuated in face of Hurricane Irma!

http://www.theage.com.au/world/trumps-maralago-resort-evacuated-in-face-of-hurricane-irma-20170908-gydk71.html

US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate was evacuated along with the rest of the exclusive town of Palm Beach as Hurricane Irma threatened South Florida with catastrophic winds.

Authorities on the barrier island that is home to Trump's so-called "winter White House" ordered a mandatory evacuation on Thursday.

Trump has allowed MarALago to be evacuated in the face of the supposed threat that not only does Hurricane Irma exist but that this imaginary hurricane might actually cause damage. As the Big Bad Wolf might say, "I'll huff and I'll puff..."

However, patriot and man with nerves of steel, Rush Limbaugh has been working hard to soothe the frazzled nerves of those supposedly under threat from this fake news of a storm. During his Monday monologue Limbaugh had this to say:


“The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works,” Limbaugh said, alluding to alleged conspiracies against President Donald J. Trump. “Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/09/05/my-analysis-of-the-hurricane-irma-panic/


If only Failing CNN had covered Ivanka's special fall line-up of alligator skin stilettos (guaranteed to protect the wearer from any storm surge of up to 50 feet or more) instead of jaunting off to Houston to film the exploits of the Cajun Navy. But for the Free Press (which should be eliminated), Donald Trump (and the rest of us - except that we citizens don't count) would have known better than to fall prey to yet one more conspiracy.

The Failing WaPo and the Failing New York Times are hardly innocent of spreading uncalled for concern in the face of Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes either. Still, this should not have mattered since Trump gets all his news from Fox and Friends and all the good people on both sides at Stormfront - OK, maybe this one time he should have resisted checking in with StormFront. Whatever the source of his fake news, Trump has inadvertently let loose a shock wave of panic among his faithful as they scramble to buy bottled war and gas for their cars.

All's not lost, however. Kellyanne Conway has announced that should the fake need arise, MarALago will open as a public shelter just in case fake storm Irma is photo shopped and pictures of fake flooding are put up by the lying liberal media.

Stay safe those of you in the region where Irma is lied to possibly hit. When your cars and homes are under water, just remember it's all a hoax, and you'll feel much better just like Rush.
Posted by Mountain Mule | Fri Sep 8, 2017, 01:57 PM (0 replies)

I'm taking a brief vacation from DU

As of this writing, there are five threads on the DU home page - yes FIVE - once again refighting the primary. Both Hillary and Bernie did any number of things wrong and both did any number of things right. However, that's all in the PAST! Does everyone really want to keep on re-fighting ancient history and bashing Hillary/bashing Bernie when:

1) Trump is doing his best to get us into a war with N Korea and alienating as many of our allies as he possibly can?

2) 800,000 dreamers have been betrayed by Trump ending DACA?

3) The strongest Hurricane in a century has just decimated Houston, and another may well be headed toward Florida?

4) Climate change is ramping up all over the earth and we are quickly losing the window to prevent the more drastic impacts of global warming (see above)?

5) The repugs are back in session and hoping to push thru tax cuts for the uber wealthy at the expense of affordable housing thru HUD, food stamps, meals on wheels for the elderly, medicare/medicaid, programs to help Americans with disabilities, the EPA, NOAA, the NIH, the infrastructure, and many, many more.

6) Women across the country are losing control of their own reproductive rights.

7) The so-called president is doing his best to encourage white supremacists and attacks on minorities of every single possible kind.

8) The education of our young people is under attack - public schools are underfunded and being replaced by elitist charter schools that often only a few can afford. Tuition at public universities just keeps going through the roof and young college graduates are facing an ever accumulating mountain of debt.

9) THE MIDTERMS ARE APPROACHING!

I left out all sorts of other stuff, but I know the folks here can easily fill in all the rest of the blanks.

Frankly, my dear I don't give a damn about what Bernie said or what Hillary said. I refuse to expend any further energy on that particular dead end.

I'm hoping that if I take a couple of days off, we will back on message again. This divisive infighting is extremely discouraging, to say the least.
Posted by Mountain Mule | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 02:58 PM (52 replies)
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