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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Oh god oh god: Jim Wright is still batting 'em out of the park


After the last 2 Trump posts, I decided to go to Stonekettle Station to see what Jim Wright's been up to. I guess the weather up there in Alaska is too nice so he's making hay while the sun shines instead of blogging.

But damn, he's written some insightful stuff on Trump. Exhibit 1:

the last time one of these people took over a modern country it ended with him blowing his own brains out in a bunker under the burning ruins of his capital city.

Well... go Godwin or go home, I guess. Exhibit 2:

His entire life is a dick measuring contest. He has to be the smartest, the richest, he has to have the biggest cock, the hottest girl, the best car, the tallest building. Anything less is a personal insult. Anything less makes him feel small and insecure.

Which is so insightful that it makes you think maybe Wright is one of them weirdo get-in-your-head FBI psychology types, like Vincent D'Onofrio on Law & Order.

As far as Clinton's running-mate Tim Kaine, btw, Jim's got some useful insight there too that most of us don't have:

Kaine has spent his entire professional and political life fighting for civil rights. In a lot of ways he’s done the things Bernie Sanders has only talked about.Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not bashing Sanders. I’m not. I’m asking you to look a little deeper, hell, a lot deeper. 

What I’m saying is if you actually look at Kaine in depth, as Clinton obviously did, you’ll see that she is very much listening. Perhaps that’s why Bernie Sanders himself endorsed her. 

Maybe, if you look at Tim Kaine, you’ll see Bernie didn’t sell you out after all. Maybe, just maybe, you were right about him all along. 

Look here, as a lawyer, Kaine spent two decades representing poor people who had been discriminated against in housing and employment based on race and disability. He won landmark cases and changed the law regarding fair housing, employment, and representation for minorities – and a lot of that was pro bono. 

That’s the kind of thing Sanders talks about regularly, isn’t it? Kaine didn’t just talk about it, he did it. 

He changed the world for the better. 

He made the world a better place for a hell of a lot of people. Down in the trenches and the tenements where it counts. 

Kaine took that experience and taught others. Literally. He taught legal ethics at the University of Richmond School of Law for six years. He was a founding member of the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness. Again, these are very things Bernie talks about. Kaine is out there doing them. 

Again, that's the kind of "I didn't know that" stuff that makes me want to read a blog.

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