I don't know how much you should let an anecdote reinforce any particular view.
...Just wanted to break in here and say that, ironically, it was looking at his voting record that landed me on the "no fly" list, in the first place...!
That first whole part is a bunch of fucking gibberish based on uncertain relativities.
Fuck you for cutting my sentance short and misconstruing its meaning that's some typical MSNBC shit.
As for "lobbyist" don't you work for a tax funded bueracracy? I'm a squatter/construction worker you do the math pal.
I'm pretty sure I just want to live my fucking life and work without some publicly funded stoog fucking me around.
Its really that simple.
I think, honestly, the explanation may lie in the fact that Bernie, being the former mayor of Burlington and still working in the town, had/has people around him that know me from this area. I do have a reputation for being...what can we call it?...an extremist? The kind of person that one is either really happy (or really NOT) to see show up at an event. Relatedly, my daughter, in Manhattan, was once left by a boyfriend (a Navy Ensign stationed in NYC) after he said that his Commander briefed him on who I am (they were living together and that alone constituted an OPSEC problem?). So, I'll admit to being the crazy anarchist fucker, if that helps this discussion...Aw, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings, bud.
@Bey I'm having a very hard time believing that Sanders started an investigation into you based on a threat to national security with no just cause, based entirely on a peaceful protest. Is there more to this story?
No offense, but then again, my brother was arrested and questioned by the FBI for threatening Obama's life in a conversation in a bar.
In regards to part of the above post by @Juan Derlust
and to be fair to @creature who got deleted actually posted like 2/3 of that thread. It brings up a common belief held everywhere.
Its been suggested that one doesnt talk about politics, religion or sex/money at a bar, at work and that also crosses over perfectly into AA meetings, the dinner table and just about everywhere. Online forums could also be forbidden depending on what the forum is about. But if we cannot have civil discourse about that which could be considered taboo here at STP; then where else can we find a safe space? I feel comfortable with my political stance & believe that I will stand on the just side of history with my limited voting history & opinions. Its nice to be reminded of my past post about Bernie in 2015/2016 and to know that I still believe/agree in what I posted then while still feeling very troubled about the state of the world today.
I feel safe discussing Bernie on STP and it always amazes me when people disclose snippets of their belief systems & politics IRL. I recall seeing mostly normal acquaintances as peers until learning first about their inner desires when learning that they support/supported/supporting Trump. Its really hard to rekindle a friendship once you know someone supports such evil ideologies. Almost 4 years post Trump winning; I still held hope that those I mentioned could have been duped, misinformed, desperate or confused prior to Trump being elected. Still with a naive glimmer of hope for one time peers/friends/family/acquaintances that after several years of Trump could now in no way could they still stand behind their vote. Sadly many have doubled down on that style of politics and want more of it. Perhaps we should publicly disclose what we believe in more often to protect those around us from being tricked that they/we are all decent, just, ethical, moral. Perhaps if we do or don't fuel hate and or harbor desire for an unjust, immoral and evil world or its opposite we should carry such clear labels on our heads. Those "maga" hats were a great idea so that I can now effectively see my enemy counterparts more clearly & effectively.
Look I'm not here to preach my politics to anyone. I'm just saying I don't agree. And just because I don't agree with you doesn't make you my enemy.
As a disclaimer I'd like to say that my viewpoints are entirely reactionary to my experience. And before I would have probably agreed with you but now I don't.