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 on: Today at 06:34:56 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by stillerzulie
Yes, I will vote for her, but I will never be "with her." But the whitewashing of her record by some of my educated friends depresses me. The woman I mentioned above is posting links to articles like this one, BTW: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/07/im-not-with-her-because-im-petty/

 on: Today at 06:30:50 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by mountainguy
I suppose it goes back to the truism that the plural of anecdote is not data. In general, I view voting as a freely chosen act. No one should feel bullied into voting for a general election candidate they don't truly support. If someone wants to make an informed decision to vote for Jill Stein or to not vote at all, I can't stop them. I just wish they would acknowledge that (1) there is a policy difference between Trump and Clinton, and that (2) some Americans would suffer grievous harm under a Trump presidency.

 on: Today at 06:14:52 pm 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by yellowtractor
corporate coconut

 on: Today at 06:14:09 pm 
Started by peekler - Last post by yellowtractor
I'm not sure how you're going to "end up with contract offers from multiple publishers," since most academic publishers request exclusive consideration of a full manuscript.  (You may be thinking of commercial publishers, bidding wars, etc.   It's common in academic publishing to circulate a proposal among multiple publishers simultaneously, but not a full manuscript.)

 on: Today at 06:07:40 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by stillerzulie
The most vocally anti-Clinton voice on my Facebook feed is an African-American woman. She has listed out the many ways in which Hillary has acted against the interests of African Americans, and contends that we already know what she will do, because she has already done so. When whites try to tell her that Trump is the greater evil, she notes that they are invoking white privilege to override her voice.

 on: Today at 06:00:17 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by tenured_feminist
What annoys me is that a few of the really anti-Hillary people I see in my FB feed have never had anything negative to say about Obama's "warmongering" and "selling out to Wall Street."

 on: Today at 05:55:35 pm 
Started by overthejordan - Last post by marlo_stanfield
Flying out tomorrow, moving into an apartment on Monday.   Trying to enjoy my last day here and to take care of some 11th hour stuff before leaving.

 on: Today at 05:55:07 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by puget
+1 mountainguy!

I finally caught up on listening to convention speeches today while doing the final cleaning before my move (which will sadly cost me my swing state vote-- my vote is superfluous in my new state). Wow, great stuff all around! I think the mix of optimism about the country and blunt, hard hitting talk about Trump was just what we need to shake off the dark mood after the RNC and get to work.

 on: Today at 05:49:15 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by scotia
Hey, woman with them screeching voice who is attending a party somewhere in the neighbourhood….

It is after my bedtime, and I am tired. I can hear every word of your side of the conversation, even though I have closed all my windows to try and cut out the noise from the party, and have stuffed in some ear plugs. And I don't think the person you are talking at can be getting to say much given you seem not to have drawn breath for the best part of thirty minutes, when your arrival must have been heard by the entire village. And it is not as though you have anything interesting to say - your monologue seems so far to have been entirely about the trip you and Diana (whoever she is) made to the nail bar and hairdressers this morning.

I am slightly in awe of your ability to broadcast about something so mundane for so long, but please, please shut up, because it has been a long and tiring day and I would like to get to sleep before all the gardening aches and pains emerge (you would be horrified if you saw the state of my nails!).

This was not the time to find that my noise cancelling headphones need charging….

 on: Today at 05:32:49 pm 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by mountainguy
But don't complain when you get what you want.  That's the real kicker with a protest vote.  Sometimes you choose a candidate who's worse than the person you voted against. 

^ This.

I'm sure this opinion will be unpopular with a small number of forumites, but what annoys me most about the Bernie-or-Bust crowd--at least the ones in my Facebook feed--is that they are all whites with secure upper-middle class jobs who far who have far less to lose from a Donald Trump presidency than do lower middle-class and working-class African-American or Latino voters who went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in the primaries. I'm not really interested in wasting my time trying to persuade Bernie-or-Bust crowd (Nate Sanders of FiveThirtyEight argues they won't matter in the election unless Trump leads by <1% of the popular vote on election day), but I do think they are curiously unaware of their own privilege.

(To be clear, I see Hillary Clinton is an imperfect candidate. Progressive Democrats are correct in a number of their critiques of the Democratic status quo. But I believe such critiques would be best addressed by focusing efforts on electing progressive candidates to Congress and other legislative advocacy more than would be on a 3rd party candidate who could hand the election to Trump).

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