Progressive YouTube clips that I want to share or discuss with some of my own quick takes and articles.
Taibbi and Greenwald have been important voices for the freedom of speech in a moment where it looks to me like there is an effort to use populist discontent swelling on the right and left to crack down on new media, and all of independe ...read more
Most of the time I post clips that I feel are expecially important to the political moment for some reason or another. This time I just wanted to post about UFOs.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
The media-on-medial critiques can seem petty but there are stakes in the ongoing conflict between new media and old media. Joe Rogan is just another battleground where this conflict plays out. Saagar sums it up when he notes that Joe Rogan, ...read more
Appreciate NYT doing such a story but note when there are politicians pushing for real change they seemingly forget these types of think pieces.
But, this is what needs to be done with the debate now. I think people know th ...read more
A solid explainer from Jon Munitz of the Peoples Basics, formerly The Hill of Roses. I'm a part of the Peoples Basics team as well. In this Jon goes over the history and meaning of Neoliberalism. Given how widely it is used as a pejor ...read more
Make no mistake about, given enough time, Old Media will make the platforms of New Media the same as Cable News is today. Its been happening. We need to be aware of it. And need to look to prevent it as much as possible. ...read more
From a general election point of view, I like Fetterman’s odds. He has already won state-wide office, has much more political experience than Kenyatta, and will win over Bernie Sanders supporters. He has national recognition. He generally avoids using liberal and left buzzwords that can turn off moderate Democrats or those on the right who agree with the policy. Yet, he is excellent at explaining the ‘why, and the ‘how'.
Matt Stoller brings up a key point that I'm sure won't be brought up enough when it comes to Biden's infrastructure bill. The spend or don't spend debate may lead us to forget that if we do spend we need to spend efficiently. We need the money to count.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
A couple of years ago I retweeted a similar story about Amazon listed by Yahoo and got pushback from a libertarian about how despite the story on Yahoo the company still pays a ton in taxes..payroll taxes. Or local taxes. Etc ...read more
It is the classic ACLU mentality that I may hate what you have to say, and what you represent, but will fight for your right to say it.
Charles Barkley is a guy that always has my ear. He'll say anything and so occassionally will land on some interesting, unspoken truth. And he has a sense of humor.
In this case, it's not anything people who follow polit ...read more
I'm late posting this. I'm also late updating SpringThePrimaries and my list of congress memebers supporting or not supporting Medicare for All.
Donald Norcross is actually my representive in the house. ...read more
Nice to see MSNBC using Progressive Left framing.
That said I look at that sideways. It's easy now that there are no elections in play to suddenly rediscover the Progressive voice. But while it lasts it ...read more
Hate to be stuck on the $15 Min Wage but it is important to understand the dynamics at play.
Here Kyle makes the point that perhaps the Progressive faction is simply inept.
I think he d ...read more
The thought experiment about who would be banned from Twitter in the 60s basically sums it up for those not understanding why some on the left, like Bernie, are not comfortable with Trump's ban from the largest(reads only) Social Media Platforms.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
First signs of maybe an end coming to the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Related Article by Laurel Wamsley of ...read more
Zero structural changes means that while we may be setup for a boom, the next bust is already baked in.
In the meantime we don't like each other anymore. Which just makes the ground all more fertile for things only to get worse long term.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
I think it may work. Critical mass is key...but he'll have a head start. And people are getting fed up with Twitter. Parler was a th ...read more
Mitch McConnell pontificating of what would happen if Democrats ever dared to upset Republicans.
It would lead to a 'scorched earth' Senate.
Emma and Sutton basically not very concerned given how bad the Senat ...read more
Many flinch at the Progressives that say the Primaries are rigged. Rigged, or just a slanted playing field, whatever you want to call it, there is clearly a hard line and limit to what Progressives can do within the Democratic Part ...read more
I was avoiding the story about Mr. Potato Head because it seemed like a waste of time. But when this guy decides to talk about something, or mock it, well then I figure its safe.
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Lauren Gurley, who has been covering the push from Amazon workers to form a Union, gives some of the details of how i ...read more
Claire Fallon talks about the Dr. Seuss story regarding 6 books being discontinued due to racist imagery.
'Cancel Culture', like many trends, has had its definition lose any sense of precision. It ca ...read more
Nice clip from Doel breaking down a nice clip from CNN.
A fisher named Ben Calvert summed up discontent with Biden with a snappy "Those bombs (Syrian strike) cost a lot for a man who owes me $2000"
Always had respect for Matt Stoller before but this bumped him up my list of analysts to pay attention to.
Any content related to decisions made by Social Media Platforms catches my attention as I think it should the ...read more
The whole damn point of having the capabilities of modern medicine is to share it with as many of us as possible.
This clip talks about the unsettled space that is the Republican Party and how a current Republican just chose to become an Independent with a damning analysis about the GOP roughly:
"You can't win a primary without the support o ...read more
Dore basically reveling in the idea of other Progressives probably not on board for #forcethevote now pitching the same concept for the Minimum Wage.
I'm very much for #forcethevote. In fact built ...read more
David Doel lays out the case that the latest Syrian airstrike violates international law. Then points out Moderate Left commentators that are flip-flopping their stance on such military actions seemingly based only on if the P ...read more
Seder covers the dynamics at play with reconcipliation and the parliamentarian and the $15 minimum wage.
To be fair Bernie didn't actually laugh at the idea of Republican being decent human beings as much as the id ...read more
Kyrstal and Saagar go over Texas and the volatility of the plutocratic dream that is energy pricing in Texas.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
There isn't much to add to this.
Its great for Texas that M4A will be a thing for this storm but the obvious question becomes why hasn't this been issues for the Pandemic nation wide? And we know why. There is a connecte ...read more
I'm sure the windmills haven't faired well but to let fossil fuels pull the whool over peoples' eyes and play the blame game like this is just embarrassing.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
Dore covers how larger companies are being granted the legal authority to take on the functions of government.
This concept is disorienting as I've often imagined a rosy picture of a company like Go Fund Me, evolving into a democ ...read more
Fareed Zakaria of CNN breaks down Biden's early moves, or non-moves in Foreign Policy.
Looks like Biden may be hesitating to revert back to Obama's position on such issues as the Iran Deal or Cuba perhaps to posture as tough on F ...read more
The rift in the Republican party between Trump and the populist base and Mitch McConnell. Trump is ready to primary Republicans that aren't on his side.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
Dore hilariously goes over waffling on gun rights and brings me along at every turn in his opinion on it. Lands on the real takeaway that Progressive Policies would gun-related violence and crime between UBI, M4A, and more educatio ...read more
Post insurrection fallout leading to many smaller YouTube channels being demonetized. Assuming more right leaning channels than left leaning channels but that is irrelevant. Deferring to YouTube is not a good idea.
&n ...read more
Seeing how I'm getting some orgnaic traffic for Ben Shapiro's take on the minimum wage wanted to add this recent clip from Some More News that looks to skewer the Republican arguments against it as a rejoinder.
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Biden making moves on Yemen.
I like the Kulinski strives to call balls and strikes and if good is happening then credit will be given.
In thise case he notes have to pay attention to the details as they unfold like with Bide ...read more
The title of the clip is a bit misleading. Doel notes that the timing looks to be a coincidence as he doesn't think Bezos concerns himself over the potential public perception of the news of Amazon stealing tips. ...read more
Newsmax starts pushing right wing talking points against raising the minimum wage.
I get overly caught up in the Progressive Left versus the Moderate Left confli ...read more
Kyle lays out how Wokeness and Censorship are being used to defend Wall Street.
In Gamestop an online community on Reddit made a move to buy a stock large hedge funds were shorting. As the& ...read more
Briahna talks about the disconnect between BLM and the Presidential Campaign, that BLM did not lay any terms down for their support in the election.
Nader notes that Labor Unions have not been making any demands ...read more
I'm a Progressive but I like Saagar. I know he irks some on the left, but he makes a lot of sense, most of the time, to me. Where we diverge his arguments for the given position are the best that there could be and so are worth considering. ...read more
And that is where we are. With Progressives standing on the side of the road with their thumb out being mocked for it by people who don’t know they’re on their way to Seattle. Except for the pair of rich cousins in the front seats, driving and riding shotgun.
Sam talks about the project of pushing Biden left versus falling asleep as he can attest is what happened when Clinton beat Bush ending the Reagan era, and Obama beat Bush.
Nice to hear about people who were on the opposite side of me on #force ...read more
A long winded plea for people to look into Ivermectin, just to check my own sanity, or help get a viable treatment some traction.
I've been hoping that as Biden's Presidency settled down that we'd get Bernie back to pushing a Progressive Agenda.
Doel reviews op-eds by Bernie and clips that indicate he will indeed be continuing to push and push and push.
&nbs ...read more
False allies can be red-wedding fatal. This may be an ongoing sore point that has been labored on but figured I'd spell it out with a Game of Thrones metaphor.
Workers at Hunts Point Terminal have launched first Worker Strike since 1986 per WSWS.org.
Asked for better healthcare and a $1 raise. ...read more
Establishment Democrats going to establishment. Fail to take the real message from Georgia Election victory. Naw...it was't the $2,000 checks. I'm sure they just missed it by accident.Jump to YouTube || Discuss Here
Michael Brooks was and stil is a key voice that influences the way I see the world and want to see the world.
In three minutes makes me realize I need to learn so much more about MLK while at the same time laying out some of the pitfalls of the ...read more
As a Bernie supporter Social Media was key to his success and probably the ceiling to it as well. He couldn't win because he couldn't get traction with older voters who get their News from TV. Now we're going about 'fixing' Social Media. Thus my reservations
Emma Vigeland, Seder and Nomiki Konst have some fun breaking down Alex Jones, great defender
of heterosexual frogs, calling out the crazy Q folks.
Emma notes some of this traces back to Jones.
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Pharma is cleaning up on Vaccine development. (Of note, adjacent to this the wealthy
in general have thrived in the time of Covid)
Kyle talks about how in the sphere ...read more
Seems if we're ready to roll up our sleeves and set right the chaos of Social Media we should note shortcomings of Old Media
The People's Party founder Nick Brana sounds off with Jimmy on what exactly is to be made of the Democratic party given
the fallout of #forcethevote.
These guys are left of me but I can't actually find much fa ...read more
GND type legislation passed in Texas by dropping GND branding, disassociating with AOC, and letting Unions lead.
[I personally find this to be perhaps an issue of 'my-solution-is-the-only-solution' bias and find it completley unconvincing and b ...read more
(And yes I like some of the music this is parodying as well)
To be clear, as Dore is a controversial figure even among the Progressive left, this show is left of me. That said
I absolutely keep an ear to what Jimmy Dore has to say about issues. He's older than me, and so has seen the po ...read more
Bernie moves into a position of power in the Senate.
The House Progressive Fanction just failed to throw their respective weight around in #forceTheVote.
There were two Bernies of 2016 vs 2020 insofar as willingness to confront the Demo ...read more
Virgil speculate Democrats may win Georgia due to people seeing Mitch McConnel as the
villian in the way of the $2000 checks
Some confusion on Biden's success in gaining strenght the suburbs versus Re ...read more