bernie sanders
“Why should millionayes and billionayes get to have all the good dreams?”

A fan of Bernie Sanders posted the lyrics below (based on “I Dream of Jeannie”) in a phone booth at 106th and Broadway. Hum along if you know the tune. Thanks to Nadine Gorelik for sending this.

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    1. Justina DiMello says:

      From Vermont to Venezuela! Next Stop – All Aboard!

    2. Barbara B says:

      I don’t think so. Bernie’s promises cannot be fulfilled. His numbers don’t work. Whereas Hillary’s proposals actually accomplish real things despite being pilloried by the rants of conservative/right/opportunists. Incremental is not a dirty word – it’s, for better or worse, the only way progress occurs. Better reducing & refinancing student loans, e.g., then accomplishing nothing which is what you get with Bernie. Meaning well is not enough.

      • dannyboy says:

        “Whereas Hillary’s proposals actually accomplish real things despite being pilloried by the rants of conservative/right/opportunists.”

        Need to characterize people in order to dismiss their opinions?

    3. Emily says:

      What you get with Hilary is war and big business. Do we really want what she offers to get done? Think about it..

      • Joseph Francis Corcoran says:

        Hillary represents all of the deep seeded evil in The System starting on Wall Street and ending in Libya .

    4. Paul RL says:

      How fitting that it’s taped onto a useless old phone booth!

      • dannyboy says:

        I watched as a man taped a notice to a Broadway lamppost announcing a booksale to be held on Columbus Avenue to support Sanders’ campaign.

        I was very moved by this democratic act.

    5. MadameO says:

      Don’t you just love the Bernie crack some people are smoking?

    6. MadameO says:

      And I am no paranoid conspiracist, but does no one else see Bernie as a plot to foil the Democratic Party? I don’t think all that money is coming from the 7 bucks each coming from all the 98%-era following him.

      • patricia says:

        Madame O … I so agree. I started out liking Bernie, having some new hope and now just see him as another windbag politican. He’s full of promises with no substance. Ya can’t do it alone and if elected he is gonna get zilch accomplished because he is to renegade. He wants to destroy the Democratic Party … I’m gonna stop at that because the Berners will jump at it. I’ve been staying out of the conversation on the net as its chock full of insanity. Whoever wins the nomination I will vote for either is better than Trump. And no one say Trump and Hilary are the same. That is pure nonsense. This election cycle sucks more than any I have experienced. Best article I have read on this all this thus far is …

    7. Independent says:

      All that said, I can’t let Bernie off the hook. His attitude to the totalitarian despotisms of the mid-20th century was, to make the best of it — and a lot of people are trying hard to make the best of it — equivocal.

      Sanders actively and vocally supported the Sandinistas of Nicaragua, who were Marxist-Leninists, not European social democrats.

    8. Hy Cohen says:

      HEY, HEY, HEY…………


    9. 9d8b7988045e4953a882 says:

      After seeing all that is going on in Venezuela, I don’t think this country should be moving further towards socialism.

      • dannyboy says:

        Another Comment about the US becoming Venezuela…Yikes!

        Who plants these ideas in your mind?

      • Zulu says:

        The analogies with Venezuela are all based on absolute ignorant assumptions on what really is happening there.

        As much as I don’t like Bernie if he were to win, the US would never follow the footsteps of Venezuela. Venezuela has been systematically wrecked by a small group of populist thieves with only one single goal, self enrichment at the cost of an entire nation. Venezuela was ransacked by the Chavez family and their cronies.

        Bernie is just an idealist with a pipe dream based on the financial analysis of a unicorn high on skittles. However, a thieve he is not nor would he bring the US to it’s knees like Chavez did to Venezuela.

        • Scott says:

          Those awful Latin Americans, how dare they adopt the mantel of socialism.

          We have to remember, it can’t be socialism unless it’s being implemented by responsible, frugal white people preferably living near the North Sea!

          NB: Chavez called himself a socialist, not a populist. Just thought you should know that.

          • Zulu says:


            I’m going to assume you’re being sarcastic about socialism and Scandinavian countries. Although there is something to be said about the size and makeup and wealth of their population. Such conditions do facilitate the implementation of such political ideologies and their successful implementation.

            Chavez called himself many things. He was very charismatic and created a deity like aura about himself. A large sector of the population is uneducated in Venezuela and often prayed to his image (even in life) for miracles, much like Catholics pray to the Virgin Mary. He used socialism as his political platform but very much acted as a demagogue.

            Chavez single handedly eviscerated the private industry and created a ballooning government, with over 8 million government employees serving a population of just 30 million.

            Chavez’s connections to the FARC (Colombia’s Guerrilla) and the Castro regime in Cuba are well documented. Political prisoners abound and crime rates are through the roof, making it a more dangerous country than Irak during the second golf war.

            To add insult to injury, Venezuela sits on one of the largest oil reserves in the world and owns the oil company (PDVSA). However, the population is suffering rolling black outs and wide spread shortages of even basic consumer goods.

            Chavez would proudly say that he held more presidential elections than any other western democracy. Unfortunately, holding elections does not mean you have a democracy. Not when the opposition ends up in prison and trucks full of ballots end up burned in the bottom of a gulley.

            Venezuelans were once amicable and jovial peoples and despite social-economic differences people would get along. Much to their demise, Chavez destroyed the overall benevolent nature of Venezuelans and in turn instilled hate and ill will amongst the classes.

            Under Chavez’s regime (yes it was a regime, and it still is)Venezuela went from being one of the most prosperous countries in South America to a derelict nation on the verge of collapse in every sense of the word.

            Just thought you should know that.

            If you don’t believe me I suggest you take a trip there. Flights are quite cheap, just make sure to bring your bullet proof vest and you have an armed body guard with you at all times. Have Fun!