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  •  BART strike deja vu (1+ / 0-)
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    ...when Liberals part ways with Labor.

    "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

    by Sybil Liberty on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 09:37:40 AM PDT

    •  No one would confuse Corbett for a liberal (3+ / 0-)
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      historys mysteries, Stude Dude, Tamar

      And judging by his war on the teachers, I'm sure he'd love to slam the transit unions as well.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 10:18:05 AM PDT

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      •  many who commute on SF bay area public transit (2+ / 0-)
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        Stude Dude, nextstep

        identify as liberals

        that was my reference

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 10:21:43 AM PDT

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        •  I gathered that from the BART reference (5+ / 0-)

          It's like the joke about transformational politics - that a conservative is a former liberal who got mugged (and a liberal is a former conservative who got busted for something.)

          It's the crab bucket mentality at work, based on the observation that (so I'm told) you see live crabs for sale in open buckets at fish markets - because if any of them try to climb up to escape, the others latch on to it and bring it back down.

          We've been told we should admire the super rich and celebrate them as job creators - but anyone below that level who is doing well is ripping us off and killing jobs by getting paid a living wage.  Both propositions are false in practice, which is why this country is getting ripped apart and the middle class is disappearing.

          "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

          by xaxnar on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 10:45:04 AM PDT

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    •  Just like union members parting ways with liberals (1+ / 0-)
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      Wild Man

      and voting for Nixon and Reagan.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 12:39:59 PM PDT

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