On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:43:04 PM UTC-4, Will Dockery
Post by Will Dockery
Skirt of Green
Post by Will Dockery
The Atlantic is
the best for me
so much more
"personality" than the Gulf.
the waves are tricksters...
They sneak up
and belt ya in a friendly but solid manner.
And no need for Skyclad beach---
countless times I've
the good ole mother ocean
strip the bikinis
right off the girls
who then submerge
neck down in the
Wearing a gown of
a skirt of green.
Speaking of Green...
Looks like I'm going with Jill Stein this year. She really seems the
best, to me. She's expected to pull a really strong one percent of
This, from a friend's comment on your Facebook page, makes me
"She's [Jill Stein] going to be pulling a lot more than that [the 1%
you mentioned]. That is one thing the lamestream media is trying to
desperately keep a lid on. I'm still in hundreds of Sanders groups
it's all Jill Stein now, and the big Demexit they don't want anyone
know about. Millions of people tuned into the alternate debate on
Democracy Now where Jill answered the same questions she would have
she was allowed into the puppet show."
Too bad it isn't Bernie. But what the fuck.
It is almost (almost?) criminal the way the debates honchos shut
legitimate candidate out, such as Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.
Jill Stein legitimate? She is a radical left wing kook with a one track
You can't be a legitimate candidate when at least 98% of the country
doesn't know who you are and would never vote for you.
Gary Johnson did not even know about Aleppo so how legitimate can he be?
He has zero chance of winning, but the question is how much support
should a candidate have in order to earn the right to participate in
the debates and have his or her positions and policiy ideas heard? 10%
or so of the voting public is a pretty sizable number and, imo, should
warrant inclusion in the debates.
He even looks and sounds like he has been toking on some weed.
Yes, he has that going for him, which is another reason to include him
in the debates.
Oh yeah, Gary Johnson likes his weed. So much so that he apparently
of a bit too much before his interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC
It was pathetic. Pathetic in the sense that he's a likeable guy, seems
really genuine, but he's extremely out of his league. Shockingly so. I
genuinely embarrassed for him.
To summarize, Matthews asked him to name a foreign leader. ANY foreign
leader, who he admired. Broadened to include both past and present. A
softball question, really.
Johnson had another "brain freeze". Came up empty. Best he could do was
say "the former president of Mexico". Mexico, you know that country that
borders New Mexico, the state that Johnson used to govern. He couldn't
up with the guy's name.
The "Aleppo" reference, of course, alludes to the fact that Johnson, in an
earlier interview, couldn't identify that entity. His most recent screwup
is far worse. Reminds me of Herman Cain and his U-beki-beki-beki-stan
comment. Of course Cain never made it past the primaries.
I hesitate to remind that this Presidency thing is serious business.
Johnson just made Donald Trump look like Stephen Hawking. He has no
business being on the debate stage; he'd just be a distraction. It's hard
enough for the moderators to get Trump to say in any definite way what
There's a guy named Evan McMullin who's running for President - he emerged
from the Republican "never Trump" movement. According to the most recent
PublicPolicyPolling poll, he out-polls Jill Stein (2% to 1%). Should
McMullin be invited to participate in the debates? There's another
of flake candidates who managed to get on the ballot in one state or
another. Should they participate too?
Point being, you need to draw a line somewhere in terms of debate
participation. If the highest-polling third-party candidate manages to
demonstrate his utter unsuitability for the job in a forum that was
advertised for weeks and that presented him with a unique opportunity to
showcase his skills (he and VP candidate Bill Weld got a full hour in a
combination interview with Mathews/town hall), I think there's a case to
made that the debate commission has the right approach. Maybe the
should be 10% instead of 15%, but it wouldn't have mattered in Johnson's
I don't at all dispute that Johnson is unqualified for the presidency.
the office. Trump is even more unqualified for the presidency than
would be nobody for Clinton to debate).
presidency next time around if not in the current election. For those
possible. We can argue about where the line should be drawn for entry
about their qualifications.