We won't forget what a creep Bernie Sanders was in 2016

Oh the man-baby drama!
And 100% bullshit - "stalking" - meaning
I argued with them. He used to encourage me when
I argued with anti-abortion protestors -
which I guess he would call "stalking" now.

I ended up blocking many people on Facebook during the 2016 election, because they were such assholes about Hillary Clinton. Some people I had admired, some I had known since high school. It really was an enlightening period of time.

I realize now that the only reason I remained on good terms with my former friend Bob - AKA "Reverend Bookburn" until December 2018 is because neither of us was paying attention to what the other was up to, and although I would sometimes be asked by Bob to fix something or other related to the Reverend Bookburn web site, and I was paying for the reverendbookburn.com domain name every year - which is why I have it now - he never read my blog ever. Because he just didn't give a shit.

Now he could have tried to negotiate with me when we parted ways, and offered to pay me back for the reverendbookburn.com domain name and have me transfer it over to him - but that would be much too reasonable for a gigantic man-baby so instead he launched personal attacks against me in his man-baby tantrum:

I said the porno pinups he frequently posts on Twitter were gross because they were fake-looking - so he insulted my appearance. I guess because he feels like he has such a close relationship with the porno people he felt it was a personal insult against himself that I said they were gross.

He posted bullshit about my life from thirty-eight years ago, like anybody gives a shit what happened to old people thirty-eight years ago. But I don't think there was a purpose, he just wanted to be as nasty as possible.

He teamed up with Twitter randos to insult me.

He sided with my semi-deadbeat-dad of an ex-husband who let me raise our daughter with very little financial assistance from him except for a few occasions  - not nearly enough to make up for my share of the eighteen years, nor did he pay a dime for her college - I finally finished paying off the loans I took out in the past year. In fact on several occasions he borrowed money from our daughter once she became an adult.

And I only found out recently that when I finally did allow our daughter to spend summers with my ex - because I felt she was old enough to take care of herself - he used to take her with him on his drug runs.

I guess Bob would support my ex no matter what, because they were bros together in high school and bros before hos, which I believe is the Berniebro code.

Although, ironically, my daughter tells me that my ex-husband was also harshly critical of Sanders supporters, to my immense surprise. Maybe, unlike my ex-friend, my ex-husband has grown intellectually and emotionally during the twenty-first century.

Here is a blog post (below) that I ran in May 2016 about what a creep Bernie Sanders and his supporters were. I think many Hillary supporters - who are more numerous than Sanders supporters among Democrats since she did win the nomination - will not soon forgot their viciousness, the same kind of viciousness I found in my former friend Bob when I finally stopped being in denial about who he really was.

May 19, 2016

I was waiting for somebody to finally vet the claims of Sanders and his goon squad that there was official misconduct on the part of the Nevada Democrats. Well Politifact finally weighed in:

There’s no clear evidence of a chair being thrown, but the post-adjournment attitude was tense with Sanders delegates screaming obscenities and pushing back barriers between the crowd and the main stage.

Our ruling
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Nevada Democratic Party leaders "hijacked the process on the floor" of the state convention "ignoring the regular procedure and ramming through what they wanted to do."
Caucuses and delegate math can be incredibly confusing, and the arcane party structures don’t reflect how most people assume presidential selection works.
But the howls of unfairness and corruption by the Sanders campaign during Nevada’s state Democratic Convention can’t change the simple fact that Clinton’s supporters simply turned out in larger numbers and helped her solidify her delegate lead in Nevada.
There’s no clear evidence the state party "hijacked" the process or ignored "regular procedure."
We rate this claim False.

It would have been bad enough that Sanders supporters acted this way - but the Sanders campaign itself, lead by Sanders and his bitchy, shade-throwing response to the incidents - stoked the belief that misconduct had justified the outrage and screaming at Democratic women.

Bernie Sanders is a demagogue who will stop at nothing to get attention even if he can't win the nomination. He and his goon squad are shameless, reckless liars who encouraged the targeting of people in a political party that Sanders claims to be a member of and women were the targets of misogynist insults and death threats.  And this was based on a calculated tactic by Sanders to drum up false outrage.

He would not be as bad as Donald Trump as president - almost nobody could - but he is a horrible person and would make a horrible president.

Meanwhile it looks as though there may be some repercussions for the goon squad.

And speaking of Bernie Sanders horrible character, a very interesting piece from back in October about Sanders from someone who knew him back in the day:

"Considering that the Free Press' editorial positions were very liberal, reflecting the nature of a very liberal Vermont community, one might think that meetings with Sanders were cordial, even celebratory.
They weren't. Sanders was always full of himself: pious, self-righteous and utterly humorless. Burdened by the cross of his socialist crusade, he was a scold whose counter-culture moralizing appealed to the state's liberal sensibilities as well as its conservatives, who embraced his gun ownership stance, his defense of individual rights, an antipathy toward big corporations and, generally speaking, his stick-it-to-them approach to politics. 
My most memorable encounter with Sanders was during an editorial board session during a period when the Vermont Progressive Party was reconstituting itself to challenge for more seats on the Burlington City Council. 
Sanders had been mayor of Burlington from 1981 until 1989, institutionalizing progressive government in the city and other Vermont enclaves. Although he has been in Washington since his election to the House of Representatives in 1991, he remained the titular head of the movement, yet refused to endorse a progressive slate seeking City Council seats or the new leadership orchestrating the campaigns.
After discussing his favorite issues — corporations, government reform, health care and the like, I asked about his unwillingness to endorse his fellow progressives. He said it wasn't his role. I suggested voters might expect him to weigh in. He disagreed, clearly annoyed at the persistent questioning. Finally I suggested that he had a larger moral responsibility to the progressive movement.
At which point he jumped out of his seat, told me to go f*** myself and stormed out of the edit board meeting. OK, maybe my persistence bordered on hectoring. But I felt he ought to provide an honest answer. My suspicion was that he resented others for assuming his mantle of progressive leadership and wouldn't acknowledge them."