More of him please.

Small city mayor and most popular ever. Long time Congressman, now Senator. Bernie Sanders is the goods. I treasure that I met him a few times when he was a mayor – the first time, he was very busy and juggling phones, paperwork etc and mid sentence started handing me things. “Hold that, will you?’ Back to the phones. Then, “hand me that, will you?”. We hadn’t yet been introduced. I was enchanted.

Bernie says what no one else will.

19 responses to “More of him please.

  1. I have always found him fascinating.

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  2. Of course there were no other senators in the chamber during this speech. They were all out sucking up to the top 1% who have all the money and want to buy Senators.

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  3. Ric,

    Great Socialist speech. The poor are out of work and the middle class is becoming the poor because of the rich. Amasing Mr. Smart. Four years of class warfare in Congress and the poor are still poor.

    This is what you call divide and conquer by the ruling class. Sen. Sanders makes his living off of other people’s taxes. The way to make that palatable to the sheep is to split the rich taxpayers off from the poor ones. When the poor and middle class see how bad the rich get screwed by their rulers, they don’t complain when their taxes get raised to feed their Socialist masters. The sheep just want to be tended.

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    • Someday someone will figure out what the hell you’re talking about, because if there’s a legitimate argument in your mishmash of words it’s not showing up.

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    • [Sen. Sanders makes his living off of other people’s taxes.] (I guess he lives off his own taxes too, since he pays for the other Senators)

      Just like the guys who just picked up the garbage at the end of my driveway. And my city council folk. And the poor fellow who had to sit in that bucket lift yesterday and work on the broken traffic light – all bloodsucking crooks living off the public. Damna them all.

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  4. Thank God the video doesn’t show Sanders getting beat up by Republicans in a hallway.

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  5. I just made an appointment with my eye doctor but Steve tells me that my condition is caused by the annoying snow on your site. I thought I left that behind in VT. Pls. make it go away.

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  6. Ric,

    I will write more slowly so that you can follow my arguments. Senator Sanders is blaming the wealthy and the businessmen of America for the economic problems of the middle class. I say he is wrong.

    When Washington stops it’s war on American business, you will see things get better for the middle class and even the great unwashed. Mark my words, by March and April, as the Republicans in the House of Representatives begin to undo the damage done under the Pelosi Dynasty, unemployment will go down.

    Now was that understandable ? I believe in the K.I.S.S. principle. Keep It Simple Stupid.

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    • “When Washington stops it’s war on American business”

      Wahahaha… Man, my ribs hurts… 😀

      American businesses earned profits at an annual rate of $1.66 trillion in the third quarter, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. That is the highest figure recorded since the government began keeping track over 60 years ago, at least in nominal or non-inflation-adjusted terms.
      http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Corporate-Profits-Were-the-nytimes-3994329548.html?x=0&.v=1

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    • Thanks for the gratuitous insult. That, and Jean-Philippe’s note on business profits, demonstrates further that you not only do not have an argument, but you don’t know what you’re talking about regarding my intelligence or the policies and actions of the government.

      Also you might want to note that in the Democrat’s war on business they recently handed about forty million customers to the health insurance industry to keep that business fat and happy under health care reform legislation. And don’t bother with the usual uninformed right wing screed on that matter. You’ll only make yourself look stupider.

      You might consider reading something besides Sarah Palin’s books for right wing idiots and watching something besides Fox propaganda. On the other hand those things and their like (generally classed as ‘Stupidity for Dummies’) do fit your prescription for your life’s principle of Keep It Simple Stupid. Reality might be a little too complex for you.

      And just FYI, between you and me, it’s not ‘it’s war on American business’. It’s ‘its war…’. I know, I know, it’s just a typo, but really, given the impossibly low level of your critical thinking abilities, you wouldn’t embarrass yourself quite so much if you used correct grammar.

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  7. Guys – when we let ourselves be distracted by Obama’s vicious war on business, we forget the more important Annual War on Christmas (the one that begins on whatever day after Dec. 1 that Bill O’Reilly decrees it has in fact begun. Got that?).

    I’ll be out there too as soon as I get the damn tree up.

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  8. Good grief, what a ferocious bunch of commenters you have going there!

    Ed, honey, she didn’t make it snow. WordPress does that on all its blogs. We think it’s precious.

    Moe, love the story of the encounter with Sanders!

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    • Ed needs those little harmless things to find annoying; we shudder to think what would happen were he to turn his critical eye to the wider world. The man can FOCUS.

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  9. Ric,

    ” You might consider reading something besides Sarah Palin’s books for right wing idiots and watching something besides Fox propaganda ”

    You are right. I should read more than I do. I can’t believe I gave the NY Times $6 for their Sunday paper and read how the experts who predicted the sub prime mortgage crash are concerned that a lot of individual states are close to bankruptcy. There are a lot of off the books debts, many concerning underfunded teachers pensions. The biggest offenders are naturally the most Progressive states like California. Surrprise, surrprise, surrprise. (Gomer Pyle).

    I also read the most important thing in the whole country. The unemployment rate. Under your policies 9+% unemployment is at a record 19 months.

    ” And just FYI, between you and me, it’s not ‘it’s war on American business’. It’s ‘its war…’. I know, I know, it’s just a typo, but really, given the impossibly low level of your critical thinking abilities, you wouldn’t embarrass yourself quite so much if you used correct grammar. ”

    I bow to the grammar God. But if we are being grammatically correct, then stand on the table and say ” I was wrong ” concerning the word stupider. The correct term is ” more stupid “. And yes you are.

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  10. Again, you are wrong. Both ‘stupider’ and ‘more stupid’ are acceptable and accepted usages. ‘It’s’ as you used it is never correct.

    The unemployment rate exploded under Republican policies during the Bush administration. Conservatives had about thirty years to create the policies and actions which led to the situation we are in today. To expect the problem to be fixed in a couple of years is delusional. To blame Obama for them is to deny reality. To believe that the Republicans have no hand in the continuing economic mess is to have wasted your six dollars on a reasonably realistic Sunday newspaper.

    California’s problems aren’t the result of ‘progressivism’. They’re the result of a long series of bad choices by the people voting in referenda to effectively cripple state government. And yes, several states have bungled their finances and face serious problems, but not solely due to the mortgage problem. Much of the damage was done by politicians over the decades refusing to deal with realities of funding, choosing to appease ignorance rather than embrace rational, evidence-based policies. Both parties are guilty.

    And with that I will retire from the field of battle. You are obviously unarmed and out of shape. And boring. Really really boring.

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  11. Ric,

    ” And with that I will retire from the field of battle. ”

    A pity, I enjoy conversing with someone who believes passionately in what they write.

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  12. He has always told the truth.The President could use a bit of his courage…..He is so right on the issues it is frightening, yet he will be dismissed a wide eyed leftie

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    • People put him in the Dennis Kuchinic category. But that’s wrong – Sanders is pragmatic and knows how to deal. But he has what da prez lacks – Bernie has passion.

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