We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mr. Hedges apparently doesn't know we DON'T live under a democracy (50% of the vote + 1 = mob rule), but a constitutional republic where the citizens elect representatives to run the government. If we could make certain that only citizens vote, they vote once only and the dead were not raised for every election, it would help restore legitimate governance. Perhaps I have lived in Chicago too long, but I have never seen an election free of voter fraud.
Another step to regaining our republic would be to ban all Ivy League graduates, most especially those from Harvard, from participating in the system ever again. They have screwed it up beyond easy repair while lining the pockets of the corporate boardrooms and Wall Street. I might exclude U. of Penn as Catherine Austin Fitts graduated from Wharton and may be the premier analyst of our economic failures and how to start correcting them.
There is a message in the Starbucks fiasco. The city should not be sued for having to arrest someone who is trespassing and refuses to simply leave. Starbucks shouldn't be over reacting to a simple and sane policy that simply says our facilities are for our customers. Every inner city business knows that the homeless and thugs are a problem and can hurt your business. Should all inner city businesses just give up? Will it lead to closing of stores? No good will come of this capitulation. Those two men may well have been innocent patrons but once they were asked to buy something or leave and they refused they were 100% wrong. And then to insist on being arrested rather than to simply comply with the law makes me wonder if they didn't plan this all along.
It appears to be Starbucks intent in this to accuse all of their employees and most of their customers to be racists in need of retraining. I do not like or accept these characterizations and neither should the employees. They should consider this their first warning. Time to look for another job. Your employer doesn't value you.
Roseanne Barr was a darling of the left when her original show was on, and someone the left abhorred when with her new show it was revealed she was a Trump supporter.
But she didn't move Right. As she mentioned on one of the late night shows she's not a Republican, and other than for Trump, has no real positive waves for the current administration.
She's kinda like Comey -- both sides switched wanting to burn her for heresy.
Roseanne is playing a marketing game, just like Caitlyn and Kanye are. None of them really believe what they are saying, it is just to get publicity. It's the necessary shock factor for American viewers.