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Dingus Milktoast

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Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:05am PT
Why would anyone even consider the failed ideology of a communist reject like Ayn Rand? First she couldn't hack communism. Then she came, no fled, to the U.S. where she failed at capitalism. Always complaining about people, never fitting in. Sorta creepy looking to, in that Hilary Clinton way.

Her ideology reflects that retarded time between the Great Wars... all of Europe knew a second reckoning was on the way and they were desperate to apply politics to save the common man from the machines of war that were surely just over the horizon.

None of that sh#t worked. It was all ideology bullshit; the communism, the capitalism, the republic, the USSR, etc. etc. etc.

I think tioga is her grand daughter. In fact I'm convinced! :)

DMT
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:08am PT
Sorta creepy looking to, in that Hilary Clinton way.

Just when I was starting to get used to Hillary's looks, you had to go and say that...


The appeal of Ayn Rand is simple: She creates a model of the world where people are either good or evil, and all you have to do to be on the good team is be selfish.

Who wouldn't want to join the superhero club -- especially when you don't even have to do all that self sacrifice stuff?
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:10am PT


She can get a bit CREEPY looking at times...

http://www.google.com/search?q=scary+hillary+clinton&nord=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=TARhU8rDCoOiyATZsoHwBQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=622

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:13am PT
They are books written for 13-year old boys!

DMT
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:14am PT
actually, i think Hillary looks just fine for her age

its Locker I am worried about

Locker/Norton
2016
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:16am PT
No. The eyes man, its the eyes.

Had a Colonel in the military who had Hillary Eyes. He was creepy too. When he pinned you with a look it was like an eagle staring at a mouse... creepy man.

We call him Mo. Colonel Mo. As in Mo-Lester, haha.

:D

Not to his face, mind you!

;D

DMT
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:16am PT


Fuk yeah!!!...

We'll CHANGE THE WORLD!!!...

Credit: locker
...

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:18am PT
They are books written for 13-year old boys!

They are basically comic books without the pictures. Superheroes and supervillians. The heroes always have some extraordinary abilities.

Hank Rearden is not much different than Batman, except he is driven by wealth instead of justice.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:24am PT
Death by word count.

DMT
dirtbag

climber
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:26am PT
Ya know...

The more republicans blab about Hillary's looks, the more women voters they lose.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 30, 2014 - 10:44am PT
The only women who vote republican are beyond all redemption. They will vote as they are told!

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
The only women who vote republican are beyond all redemption. They will vote as they are told!

Dingus, Dingus . . . I know you know better! I take what you say was said in jest. Nonetheless, as an older brother of sisters and a father of daughters, not to mention the husband of a quite independent wife, I would point out that the more women who think for themselves hear generalizations from either left or right, the less they listen to the generalizers.

I still remember arguing with my sisters 45 years ago, when I said the Women's Movement would free women to be independent, and they said it would merely substitute one form of oppression of women by other women with a different form of oppression of women by other women. Even then, they considered men's opinions irrelevant. It turned out to be good preparation for my later life.

;-)

John
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 30, 2014 - 02:29pm PT
Ya know...

The more republicans blab about Hillary's looks, the more women voters they lose.

dirtbag nails it

the Republicans in the US Senate today blocked an increase in the minimum wage

because...um...studies show....no they don't....we are stupid pricks....yes that's it !
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 1, 2014 - 11:30am PT
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/30/3432697/paul-ryan-poverty-hearing-poor-people/


On Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will hold a hearing on poverty called “A Progress Report on the War on Poverty: Lessons from the Frontlines.” While it will feature three experts, none of them are actually low-income Americans who struggle to get by.
But that’s not for lack of trying from some poor people themselves. Witnesses to Hunger, an advocacy project that shares the stories of low-income Americans, has tried and failed twice to have some of their members who live in poverty speak at Ryan’s poverty hearings. “When Ryan had his first hearing last July,” Director Mariana Chilton told ThinkProgress, “we wrote to his office to see if we could testify, but they weren’t interested.” While Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tried to get one of their low-income members to speak, it was too late. They were asked to submit written testimony instead.
Chilton’s organization stayed in touch with his office and immediately called his press team when they saw the announcement for Wednesday’s hearing. “They said, ‘It’s too late, we’ve already chosen our people.’” There was one slot left to be filled by Democrats, but that went to Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund. “I think Marian Wright Edelman is a great choice,” Chilton said. But “they had a stronger interest in having a more well-known person to testify.” That means that once again, the hearing won’t feature anyone who really is on the frontlines of poverty. “None of the people who are testifying today are currently living in poverty and it’s unclear if they really know what’s going on from the perspective of people living in it,” she said.
And the written testimonies they submitted will probably do little to impact the conversation. “They’re submitted and they disappear,” Chilton said. Tianna Gaines-Turner sent in a document last year, and this year Barbie Izquierdo has done the same. “If you look at the July hearing for the War on Poverty, you don’t see evidence of Tianna Gaines-Turner’s submitted testimony,” she added. It’s not on the website for the hearing, despite her requests to his office that they include the document, although it has been included on page 64 of the record. Izquierdo’s will probably meet the same fate. “Asking for formal written testimony is a way to let Paul Ryan’s office off the hook,” she said.
It’s also worth remembering that one of the three people who will testify has some controversial opinions about anti-poverty programs. Bishop Shirley Holloway, founder of the House of Help City of Hope, said, “You don’t dream when you’ve got food stamps.”
Ryan’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.
Those who wanted to testify aren’t happy about being excluded. “I think that’s just another poor excuse,” Gaines-Turner, married mother of three struggling to make ends meet, said. “You say you want to speak to someone who’s experienced frontline poverty, but you have no one there who’s actually experienced poverty first hand.” She said that she’s grateful for the opportunity to submit written testimony, but she said, “On the panel you have experts on hunger and poverty, but I’m the true expert. I’m the one who lives these daily struggles every day, who runs out of money at the end of the month every month, has faced homelessness, hunger, poverty.” And she added, “Not to knock the people that are there, but if you want to really understand, you need to speak to the people themselves firsthand. We’re real people, not just numbers.”
Gaines-Turner has certainly experienced these things. “I know what it’s like to use your stove to heat your home,” she said. She knows how dangerous that can be. But she also has young children — six-year-old twins and a son who is nine — who all have medical disabilities and need to be kept warm in winter.
Izquierdo, who was the first mother to join Witnesses to Hunger, regretted she wouldn’t be at the hearing. “Speaking is one of the most important things you can do,” she said. “You can write something, but there’s something different when you’re telling your story and they’re seeing your face and attaching your emotions to the written word.” She hopes a message can come across from her written testimony. “One of the most important things to take away from what was written is that people who are asking for the help actually need the help, and that these programs can work and people on public assistance can be productive citizens, we just need a chance,” she said. “We just need to be looked at as human beings.”
She’s now in school full time, studying criminal justice with the goal of one day being a funeral director and leaving a business to her children. But she has had direct experience with public programs. When she lost her job, she turned to food stamps. “It became the only source of income I had to provide food for my children,” she said. “If I didn’t have it I don’t know what I would have done, I had no other choice and no other option.”
For Chilton, these experiences are why it’s important to have low-income people testify. “They can talk about the shortcomings of federal programs,” while experts “cannot get it across as well as people who are low-income and actually living it,” she said. Poor Americans “have a vested interest.”
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 2, 2014 - 06:48am PT
http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/05/01/donald-sterling-shows-the-separate-realities-of-democrats-and-republicans-about-race/




philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 2, 2014 - 07:10am PT
Hey man those must be "skewed polls".
Everybody knows there is NO difference between the parties.
Sheesh man get with the program already.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 2, 2014 - 10:16am PT
Republican Senator Mike Enzi has evaluated the work performance of low income Americans and decided that they are not worthy of that raise they were asking for:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-minimum-wage-increase-20140430,0,3760821.story#ixzz30UD4Z4rT

Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said the minimum-wage jobs he held as young man -- a window washer and "stock boy" -- prepared him for eventually owning his own business.
"These are jobs where we learn to be dependable, to work with other employees and to learn that work ethic," Enzi said. Today's workers, he noted, often "don't know how to interrupt their texting to wait on a customer."

Bootstrap a little harder, working poor Americans. I'm sure you'll get it next time around. It's not like people are relatively desperate to keep whatever job they have and so people generally work hard at whatever job they are doing or that productivity is at an all time high or something.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 2, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
The labor market roared ahead in April as milder weather helped employers add 288,000 jobs - the most in more than two years. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3% from 6.7% - the lowest since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.

Uh oh! ... We'd better do something about this!

House speaker calls for special probe into Benghazi
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Rush Limbaugh’s Ratings Are In a State Of Complete Collapse

By: Jason Easley more from Jason Easley
Thursday, May, 1st, 2014, 6:23 pm
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/01/rush-limbaughs-ratings-state-complete-collapse.html

Bad ratings news is rolling in for Rush Limbaugh as his show has fallen to 22nd in New York and 37th in Los Angeles. Limbaugh’s ratings are in a state of major decline.

Rush Limbaugh’s claim to radio fame has always been that he is a right wing talker who brings big ratings to major markets in blue states, but this isn’t the case anymore. Since he moved to Clear Channel his ratings in the nation’s two largest markets have nosedived. Rush Limbaugh went from having the number one talk show in Los Angeles to falling down to 37th place in the ratings. In New York, Limbaugh has dropped from fifth in the city to 22nd. His audience is now so small in both markets that he is being outdrawn by Spanish language stations and NPR.

It’s amazing that radio stations are paying this man who can’t draw an audience any more millions of dollars to carry his program. Limbaugh’s ratings collapse has been building for a long time. His comments about Sandra Fluke tarnished him within the radio industry, but the real problem has been a lingering boycott that has caused Fortune 500 advertisers to avoid Rush like the plague.

The signs have been visible for a couple of years. Conservative talk radio is a dying genre. The audience is old, and getting older by the day. More and more stations are switching from political talk radio to sports talk radio.

As Jerry Del Colliano, publisher of the radio-centric Inside Music Media put it, “We’re watching the end of right-wing conservative talk radio. The genre is dying among ratings and dying among advertisers … Rush is at the end of his career. His constituency is all wearing Depends. And he’s getting himself into trouble he doesn’t need. So can you put Humpty Dumpty back together again? They have been able to improve their advertising picture, but they have not been able to come back.”

The answer for why Limbaugh’s show is dying can be found in demographics. Rush’s average listener is 66 years old. Younger people aren’t turning on their radios to listen to Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh, and Savage. Their audience mirrors that of the Republican Party. It’s white, conservative, and male.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 2, 2014 - 02:35pm PT
His audience is now so small in both markets that he is being outdrawn by Spanish language stations and NPR.

There's no TVs in Bundyville. That's half his audience right there.



DMT
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