We haven’t said much about Jill Stein in these pages because, well, nobody cares. But we’re trying to be fair, so we picked up a few stories. About the only way Stein can get into the news is to get arrested, so she tried that. And if you think that’s a hoax, do what I do: check Snopes.com.

A judge in Morton County, North Dakota, issued an arrest warrant for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Associated Press reported on 7 September 2016.

Stein, along with her vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and criminal mischief. According to the AP, Stein and Baraka are accused of spray painting on a bulldozer at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation during a protest against a planned oil pipeline. . .

The AP reports that Stein spray painted the words, “I approve this message” in red paint, while Baraka painted the word “decolonization” on a piece of bulldozing equipment. Stein said in a statement before charges were filed against her that she hopes authorities “press charges against the real vandalism taking place at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation: the bulldozing of sacred burial sites and the unleashing of vicious attack dogs.”

Some say that will hurt her chances, but the people who would vote for Stein would be impressed by her actions. Besides, Hillary is in legal trouble over her emails, and Trump is in legal trouble over Trump University. Maybe Stein thought that would “legitimize” her. Actually, if you’re a fan of English language, there’s an expression, “she couldn’t get arrested,” which means the person is so obscure, even the cops couldn’t find her.

Stein is not upset about being arrested. In fact, she says all candidates should be required to be arrested, according to Townhall.

Many people have suggested that there be some sort of military service requirement to be president of the United States. Green Party nominee Jill Stein has a different idea: she thinks people should be required to go to prison before being elected to public office.

Usually, they’re elected and go to prison afterward.

Also, on Monday, Stein put on her stethoscope and theorized that Donald Trump may have real problems. . .

Jill Stein is a Harvard-trained internist, a doctor who diagnosed thousands of patients for a quarter-century in Boston and Chicago before making the late-career switch to Green Party presidential candidate. . .

I asked Stein — as a clinician used to making snap assessments — whether she agreed that Donald Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” as declared by the GOP nominee’s Bruce Vilanch-esque personal physician Harold Bornstein. . .

“The guy has a lot of problems — physical, mental, emotional, cognitive,” Stein said of Trump. . .“It’s hard to, you know, to think too hard about anything Donald Trump says because he will change his mind in the next hour, if not the next day, or whatever,” she added. . .As proof of his (alleged) pathology, she pointed to his position-hopping on a range of issues, which she cast as erratic rather than calculating.

Bustle complains about all this long-distance medical diagnosis.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has joined in, telling Politico’s Glenn Thrush that Donald Trump “has a lot of problems — physical, mental, emotional, cognitive.”. . . But Stein didn’t need to go down this route to make her point that Trump is inconsistent beyond comprehensibility.

Trump’s lack of consistency is worth highlighting, but there is no reason to pin it on a mental health or cognitive issue. . . Making unqualified assumptions about Trump’s mental and cognitive well-being not only further stigmatizes such issues, but also removes the spotlight from the fact that Trump’s positions change because he might not have any genuine positions. That’s a far less problematic assumption, and possibly a more persuasive one, than a mental health “diagnosis.”

Stein also questions whether Trump has more to hide than his complete health exam report. She wants his tax returns, too.

Stein also slammed Trump for his refusal to release his tax returns, saying that “he’s a magnet for crime and extortion.”

Of course, as much as she dislikes Trump, she likes Hillary Clinton even less.

“To me one is death by gunshot wound and the other one is death by strangulation,” Stein said in an interview for Politico’s “Off Message” podcast. . .

“Donald Trump, I think, will have a lot of trouble moving things through Congress,” Stein said. “Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, won’t. … Hillary has the potential to do a whole lot more damage, get us into more wars, faster to pass her fracking disastrous climate program, much more easily than Donald Trump could do his.”

Stein has been working hard, hoping to take the “millennial” voters who were so fond of Bernie Sanders. It has apparently worked, to some degree, since she’s been polling at about three percent this year—but got fewer than a quarter-million votes in 2012. But not all millenials are going for her, according to an article in The Northwestern.

Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee, holds a narrow appeal among some on the left, which is further limited by her often-radical positions. Stein has previously expressed support for anti-vaccination conspiracies and for the labeling of genetically modified foods, which has caused anger among the scientific community. The state of North Dakota is pressing charges against her for committing vandalism during a recent environmental protest.

Her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, co-authored a book with a Holocaust-denier and is known to blame “Zionist Jewish Oligarchs” for instability in the Ukraine. Even when her proposals are taken seriously, Jill Stein’s ideas are radical enough to strain credulity. Her proposal to end student debt is the best example: She hopes to pay off $1.25 trillion of student debt by simply instructing the Federal Reserve to print $1.25 trillion to pay for it. This proposal would cause catastrophic inflation, and she refers to it as an accounting “hat trick,” in a hilarious and terrifying display of monetary irresponsibility. Jill Stein stands out as a far left candidate, but even to very Liberal voters, should be written off as out as irresponsible and unqualified.

No matter who is elected president this November, they will inevitably be someone disliked by the majority of the American people and potentially will be either corrupt or incompetent. Third-party options might seem an appealing way to escape this seemingly doomed election. However, the Green and Libertarian parties have failed to nominate serious candidates and offer no reprieve from this election’s cruel reality.

Stein’s problem is that the Green Party just can’t get traction. We suggest that she run as a Democrat in 2020. With any luck, she could talk Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken into running for president, so she could be his running mate. A Franken-Stein ticket is just what the American public wants and deserves.

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    • I haven’t really followed Stein’s stand on GMOs (genetically messed-with organisms), but I am very uncomfortable with corporations jerking around with the building blocks of life. Yes, they may be “safe,” if you use a narrow definition of “safe,” but they have no idea of the long-term effects. I’m afraid we’re going to have an entire generation of “Thalidomide babies.” Thalidomide was deemed perfectly safe, and it was just chemicals, not genetics. Worst of all, the corporations are trying to outlaw any statement on the food that it’s GMO. Frankenfood.

      As for the debate, Trump has said he wants Johnson there. We could have a replay of the 1988 Reagan-Bush debate, when Reagan trooped in all the uninvited minor candidates, so they could take shots at Bush, the front-runner. It didn’t work, but he had gotten his attention.

      It would be perfectly in-character for Trump to invite Johnson up to share his podium, a brilliant move, that would ingratiate himself to Johnson’s supporters, as well as make it a two-on-one debate, giving Trump a way to avoid answering tough questions. AND–if, most likely, the moderator didn’t allow Johnson to participate, Trump could play “the victim,” his favorite role: “unfair! rigged!”

      • I have to disagree with your take on GMOs. People have been altering both plant and animal genetics almost as long as we have been farming and keeping animals, the means of manipulating them was just less sophisticated. Genetic engineers have the capacity to reach into the organisms and make changes directly, and do not rely solely on crossbreeding. Since crossbreeding (and inbreeding uses in animals) does not always yield desired good characteristics, and also strengthens some bad characteristics, the direct method yields more positive results without strengthening the negatives. While I agree anything that goes into good needs to be proven safe, GMOs are not really anything like “frankenfoods”. I think foods should be plainly and truthfully labled, but I do think this is just a fear of the unknown.
        I think that you are right on about Trump wanting others on the debate stage. I think that he is afraid that if it is just the two of them on stage, he might actually have to answer some serious, direct ans

  1. In the space of the headline and your first sentence you called her a nut and state that no one cares, and then try to claim you’re being fair. Really? Deleting this shit app.

  2. THIS IS HOW THE TYPICAL ‘CORPORATE’ MEDIA A##HOLES TALK AND HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE GREEN PARTY, ALWAYS- ALL MISUNDERSTANDING OR LIES

  3. I think Jill is right we should have her and Gary in the debate. We need the choices to be more fair to the people.

  4. North Dakota also is trying to arrest Amy Goodman from Democracy Now for filming Jill Stein and attack dogs covered in human blood. But you don’t care about any of that that.

    • Nope. They just want to keep the blinders on everyone that allow them. Seeking out those who want to be spoon fed MSM BS and live complacently ever after (Until everyone goes extinct, that is). The only thing I’ll give consideration in this article is the student debt crisis solution. Whether or not the depiction of her approach to the dilemma is accurate is irrelevant.
      Any new money printed is the same as the older money already printed. It’s all worthless. The only reason our currency has any perceived value whatsoever is simple. We believe (Most people) it’s worth something. So the rest of us that know better are stuck playing along to exist. Sort of like working in an old factory full of people ready to retire. Those wonderful bitter old folks who are voting for Trump that think it’s OK to ogle over new hires even though they are the same age as their grand children. Thankfully, I missed the generation where they thought it was OK to do so LOUD and PROUD. No I just hear immature cracks about cracks. Or racist comments. Or comments about how they think someone is gay. I’ve come to accept no matter how much I ignore people like this, I’m stuck going through the motions until they’ve all retired and dropped dead. Too bad the 2 candidates so many loathe don’t do us that favor before November arrives.
      I’m stuck going through those motions. Hearing updates from debates that are undoubtedly staged. Watching HRC and DJT supporters make complete asses out of themselves for the next few months. Voting for Stein in November. Hearing about thousands of thousands of other people that’ve done the same wonder why the polls claim she never scratched the surface. It’s a sad world we live in. How’s that for nutty?

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