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Politics for Dilettantes
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Politics for Dilettantes

Kawaii -- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 -- 10:08:43 PM

Apathetic? Uninformed? Don't even vote? Have your bread and want your circus?

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Nicholas Kronos -- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 -- 07:36:38 PM -- 5407 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

How in the heck is Al Sharpton only 60?

That means he's just seven years older than Obama. Do they seem like contemporaries?

I think of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as contemporaries, but Sharpton is 13 years younger.

I don't remember his ever looking young.

This is Jackson from three months ago:

By the way, that's a deliberately bad pic of him. I found plenty of other pics where he looks more rested. Here's the MSNBC publicity shot of Sharpton, which I would assume is him as his best:

He's 13 years younger than Jackson?

Here's a more normal shot:

And here they are together before Sharpton got all skinny:

Maybe Jackson just has a better dye job, but it's really unfathomable that he's more than a decade older.

CurbSide -- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 -- 09:59:17 PM -- 5408 of 5426
I have cheese touch.

I grew up a few blocks from Operation PUSH and I think of Jesse Jackson as a 70s-era guy, whereas when I think of Al Sharpton, I think of Tawana Brawley, which happened in the 80s. Sharpton lost a lot of weight a few years ago, so he has a lot of loose skin. I think that makes him seem older.

Nicholas Kronos -- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 -- 10:25:53 PM -- 5409 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

There has been so much publicity about his on-camera problems, too, that I attributed to age, but if he's only 60, I guess he's just a dumbass.

CurbSide -- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 -- 10:36:31 PM -- 5410 of 5426
I have cheese touch.

I have run across his program a couple of times. His voice and delivery make him unwatchable.

jenrenton -- Wednesday, February 04, 2015 -- 11:27:21 PM -- 5411 of 5426
Snowflake mother

I think he just looks so old because he lost so much weight. In the fat picture, he looks much younger.

ciao bella -- Thursday, February 05, 2015 -- 06:01:03 PM -- 5412 of 5426
All creatures great and small, my ass.

That's why I am not too crazy about losing weight. It is my round, jolly face that keeps me looking younger. Ha!

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, February 09, 2015 -- 03:53:17 AM -- 5413 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

This possibly explains why Sharpton seems to have been around for so long while only being 60:

He felt most himself at the front of the room and always had, ever since his mother built pews in his playroom so he could learn to talk at age 2 to an audience of his sisterís dolls. A traveling boy preacher by age 6. Ordained by 9. Organizing voter drives by 12.
Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, February 09, 2015 -- 01:31:06 PM -- 5414 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

Obama looked like he felt terrible in his Grammy message.

Eight years ago:

CurbSide -- Monday, February 09, 2015 -- 03:47:54 PM -- 5415 of 5426
I have cheese touch.

He looks like he hasn't slept in days in that video.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, February 09, 2015 -- 04:05:40 PM -- 5416 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

Yes, or that he has a bad cold / allergies.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, February 23, 2015 -- 07:55:12 PM -- 5417 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

One reason ISIS hates cartoonists:

The group is so easily satirized.

Novamida -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 04:41:53 AM -- 5418 of 5426

Asking as a person from Wisconsin, does anyone think Walker has a chance in hell of being the Republican candidate? He is so incredibly polarizing here that I can't imagine it, but the media seems to be going crazy about him. I personally don't like him or most of his policies, but that doesn't affect my ability to see him as a candidate. I just think the Republicans would be seriously hindering themselves if they considered him as a valid person running for president.

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 03:22:02 PM -- 5419 of 5426
"This Taylor Swift fascism is getting out of control."

Walker appears at the moment to have a very real chance.

I also think, however, that the Republican establishment is pretty happy to have him as a way of keeping Cruz or Paul from making a serious threat. If the media succeeds in finding a pin to puncture the Walker balloon, then Jeb will be left standing. If not, Walker is pro business, too, and will likely play ball with them on immigration.

Either way, they win.

Henry Jones -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 06:36:11 PM -- 5420 of 5426
Cold ass honky

"He is so incredibly polarizing"

You mean like Obama?

Novamida -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 09:12:07 PM -- 5421 of 5426

Oh - it has been much worse than Obama. I know people that won't even be in the same room any more - families have been fractured through arguments about what's been going on. WI is split almost entirely 50/50, and the gap between them is huge.

Pincher Martin -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 09:44:14 PM -- 5422 of 5426
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I couldn't care less whether Walker is divisive or not. If he can be an effective leader for the things I care about, I just want him to win.

Pincher Martin -- Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 09:46:47 PM -- 5423 of 5426
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

And if he can't be an effective leader for the things I care about, then to hell with him.

Henry Jones -- Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 05:38:34 PM -- 5424 of 5426
Cold ass honky

See, when liberals hate a conservative, the conservative is divisive. When conservatives hate a liberal, they're just h8rs!!11!

Pincher Martin -- Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 05:45:22 PM -- 5425 of 5426
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I'm of the view that if a conservative isn't divisive to liberals, then he's not doing his job.

So I'm very satisfied to hear that Walker has Wisconsin liberals like Novamida thinking of taking an axe to their conservative relations

Novamida -- Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 06:11:39 PM -- 5426 of 5426

I never ever talk politics to anyone except my husband. I'm sure most people just assume I'm a staunch Republican like everyone else in this area. I live in about the reddest of the red counties, so the rhetoric I've been hearing is not from liberals.

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