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Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 12, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
Why would you insult Elmer Fudd like that?

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 12, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
The solution.. the only solution is to change the constitution to make it impossible to give money or anything of large value to politicians.'

Unless that happens you have a system where the representatives are not wholly or even primarily working for the people.

you can cry all you want about civil liberties, corporate greed, loss of manufacturing and infrastructure, healthcare, global warming, shrinking middle class.. but neither the dems or the republicans will try to solve these problems in the peoples favor. they will pretend to and make no progress.

That IS what IS occurring.

They cant fix these things the right way. They would lose their jobs by way of no campaign funding in the next election. Get this through your head DrF. They CANNOT represent us. They are not allowed to. That is the fundamental FACT of American politics at this time.

Unless our representatives work for the people. by way of the people being their only source of nomination promotion and employment.

Like I said DrF stop looking at the trees for the forest.

The only solution is to demand a change in the constitution that requires all political funding to come from the people as a whole.

Everyone must understand this deeply and make it their only cause. (the cause of recapturing a societies representative government which is now lost) Or it will not be fixed. Nothing will be fixed. The people will continue their descent into economic slavery.

Your dems while looking better than repugs are a joke. Obama does not work for the people even if he would probably like to. The only thing that makes Dems look good is the republicans. Remove the contrast from the equation and see that they are total crap also.

Right now the only person in federal office who I respect is Bernie Sanders.

The people are the greatest power in this nation. But they must be right and united in demanding the right solution. If they become that they cannot fail. If they do not.. they will suffer much more until they learn and unite.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 13, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Breaking news CNN, The white house has made a statement that Syria has crossed the "redline" numerous times with chemical weapons and the USA will now provide military support to the rebels. Another ME war. Backing radical islamists.. swell..

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
thats nonesense

the west is backing radicals attacking a reasonable secular government in syria

where do you buy your crackerjacks?

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 13, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Hey Dr!

Have you been sneaking into Walmart again?


The comments are hysterical.

Jun 13, 2013 - 07:43pm PT

Red State ObamaCare VICTORY: Brewer Wins On MediCaid Expansion In AZ


Arizona will expand Medicaid to cover nearly 300,000 poor residents next year after a bipartisan coalition passed a measure backed by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) through the state legislature on Thursday.

Brewer, a conservative and avowed foe of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, announced her support for the Medicaid expansion in January, but faced stiff resistance from fellow Republicans in Arizona's House and Senate. During a marathon session that began Wednesday afternoon and stretched into the wee hours of Thursday morning before culminating in a final vote late Thursday afternoon, a handful of Republicans joined Democrats in the House and Senate to pass the Medicaid expansion.

Although Obama's health care law continues to divide elected officials and the public along starkly partisan lines, Brewer is one of nine Republican governors who have bucked their party and embraced the Medicaid expansion.

"With landmark votes today in the House and Senate, legislators have tackled the issue that is Job One every session -- adoption of a responsible State budget -- and enacted Arizona’s most sweeping health care legislation in decades," Brewer said in a news release after the vote Thursday. "It will extend cost-effective care to Arizona’s working poor, using the very tax dollars our citizens already pay to the federal government."

Repubs Have Failed.


Trad climber
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
now if only the poor suburban types their sucking on would get the messages
The Warbler

the edge of America
Jun 14, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Some disturbing stats from Charles Blow at the NYT:

Now that high school graduation season is winding down, it’s worth taking a moment to remember that in the sea of flowing gowns lurk some unsettling statistical realities. On many measures of childhood well-being, the last decade in the United States has been one of stagnation. We remain an outlier in many ways among developed countries.
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This doesn’t mean that the United States hasn’t made progress in recent memory. It has. It’s just that much of that progress came in the 1990s. Since then, our progress has slowed or stalled.

This week, the research group Child Trends released a statistical portrait of the high school class of 2013, compiled by a senior researcher, David Murphey. The numbers were depressing.

The report imagines a hypothetical class of 100 graduates. Of those, it estimates that:

■ 71 have experienced physical assault, 28 have been victimized sexually (10 report that they have been the victims of dating violence in the past year, and 10 report they have been raped), 32 have experienced some form of child maltreatment, 27 were in a physical fight, and 16 carried a weapon in the past year.

■ 64 have had sexual intercourse, 48 are sexually active, 27 used a condom and 12 were on birth control pills the last time they had sex; 21 percent had a sexually transmitted infection in the past year; three or four of the young women have been or are pregnant, and one has had an abortion.

■ 39 have been bullied, physically or emotionally — 16 in the past year; 29 felt “sad and hopeless” continually for at least two weeks during the past year; 14 thought seriously about attempting suicide, and six went through with the attempt.

■ 34 are overweight, and 22 are living in poverty (10 in deep poverty).

Those statistics are shameful.

We have not sufficiently prioritized some fundamental safety structures for children in this country — fighting child poverty; supporting all families (including single-parent ones) and their children through policies like paid family leave and early childhood education; insulating children from a culture soaked with violence; and educating children fully about sexuality and pregnancy, and allowing them open access to a full range of safe sex options (which would reduce our extraordinary rate of sexually transmitted disease, prevent more unintended pregnancies and reduce the number of abortions).

Our problems would be fixable if only we could agree that the protection and healthy development of this country’s children is not only a humanitarian and moral imperative, but also an economic and cultural one: today’s students are tomorrow’s workers.

However, many conservatives seem too selfish to take the altruistic view and too blind to take the self-interested one.

For instance, we are among only three countries that have not ratified the United Nations’ 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Unicef calls “the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights — civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.” The other two countries are South Sudan, which just became a country in 2011, and Somalia.

During a 2008 youth debate between the presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain were asked whether they would seek to ratify the treaty. Obama responded:

“It’s important that the United States return to its position as a respected global leader and promoter of human rights. It’s embarrassing to find ourselves in the company of Somalia, a lawless land. I will review this and other treaties, and ensure the United States resumes its global leadership in human rights.”

Embarrassing is an understatement, but efforts to have the United States ratify the treaty have been met with opposition from Republicans because, as Mother Jones reported in 2010, “Under the treaty, ‘parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children,’ the government couldn’t sentence teenagers to life in prison, kids could get sex-ed and birth control if they wanted it, and — gasp! — children would be able to choose their own religion, according to a fact sheet published by ParentalRights.org.”

That year, ParentalRights.org reported that 31 senators were co-sponsoring legislation to prevent the United States from ratifying the treaty; two other senators signed a letter opposing ratification. All of them were Republicans. Only eight Republican senators did not sign on to this tomfoolery; five of them are now gone from the Senate.

When you prefer the company of Somalia on issues of children’s rights and well-being, you know what your priorities are.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 14, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Ever wondered how anyone back in the day could have considered slavery a normal part of life?

How shocked would you be to walk up on a good ole 1800s slave auction?

Wanna know how you would have felt back then?

Look at this article and see how you feel. Odds are most of you won't feel jack sh#t. Now you know how slavery thrived.


Of course today the police would be called in a second and it would end instantly.

The reaction to this type of political system should be the same reaction we would have today regarding a slave auction.

But instead it's politics as usual.

And folks wonder why our education system, healthcare, and other issues are not being adressed?

Jun 15, 2013 - 10:15am PT

Hahahaha, from the notorious liberal reactionaries over at Business Week

Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart


When Republicans won control of the House of Representatives in 2010, Representative Darrell Issa of California was supposed to become a star. Issa, who made no secret of his ambition, took over the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, vowing to use the power of his chairmanship to stage hundreds of hearings and hold the Obama administration to account. Anticipating what he promised would be “constant battle,” the White House hired extra lawyers and braced for the onslaught.

But Issa wasn’t the force people expected him to be. His biggest investigation, into the botched anti-gun smuggling operation that left a Border Patrol agent dead, incited right-wing talk radio listeners. Beyond that, though, it barely registered. After two years in power, Issa seemed more bark than bite.

Then came last month’s revelation that IRS agents had singled out Tea Party groups for special scrutiny. Here was an issue that seized public attention and posed a legitimate threat to Obama. Since then, nobody in Congress has pushed harder than Issa to pin the scandal on the White House.

But after a burst of attention, Issa’s investigation appears to have stalled. Although he turned up embarrassing material—has any government official been humiliated quite like the IRS commissioner in the dorky video dressed up as Spock?—Issa hasn’t made the all-important connection to the White House. And he may not be able to. The news this week that he won’t release the full transcripts of his interviews with IRS officials—interviews he selectively quoted from to imply White House complicity—suggests that what they contain may in fact exonerate the administration of the very charge Issa is laboring so hard to prosecute.

“Your push to release entire transcripts from witness interviews while the investigation remains active was reckless and threatened to undermine the integrity of the committee’s investigation,” Issa wrote in response to a letter from his Democratic counterpart, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who himself had selectively quoted the transcripts and then called on Issa to publicize the whole thing.

In theory, Issa could be building a case against the White House to rival Watergate that he just isn’t quite ready to unveil. But that’s highly unlikely. Cummings has seen the transcripts and wouldn’t call for their release if they contained information that would fell his party’s president. Issa’s weak-tea defense of why he won’t comply—witnesses might be demoted or fired, he says—only buttresses this suspicion. So does the effort by Issa’s colleague, Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, to broaden the investigation’s scope to include donor audits. You don’t broaden an investigation if you’ve found the smoking gun and nailed the culprit.

“We’re not anywhere near being able to jump to conclusions,” Camp told reporters, including Bloomberg’s Richard Rubin, on Wednesday. So the IRS investigations will continue. But it’s getting harder to imagine that they’ll turn up evidence of a Nixonian plot, and if they don’t, Issa will have failed again.


Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Issa is stealing tax dollars and using them for a smear campaign against Obama under the guise of a legitimate government investigation...An investigation should be prosecuted against Issa for wasting tax dollars...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:28am PT
RJ,, at this point THEY ( ALL IN WASHINGTON) should be marched out of the city and into the briney sea until their lips and noses are below the tide line.

Trad climber
Jun 15, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
lots of racists would love to carpet bomb that city
mostly after spiriting their own reps away

but rather than the stick on the hill
they mostly want to do in all the drivers and bellhops

despite its polling in general
we have alot of saints on the hill

grayson, sanders, kucinitch. lee. that cat from hawaii
the nice lady who didnt take sh#t from the fat white dope smoking guard

salt of the earths

your probably thinking precisely of them with your willing to kill off all your allies up there


Trad climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:17am PT
heres a funny

we just passed the anniversary of isreali attack on the uss liberty

they didnt just drop a bomb,
they straffed it for nearly an hour
they machine gunned men in the water

isreali pilots went to prison for refusing to participate in what they saw was going on

it was in regard to the 67 events
the us had told isreal they were more than welcome to attack egypt
destroy its airforce

have at it

so they did,

the liberty was a signals inteligence asset
was there to monitor the israel attack

they were nsa

youd think there would be no better time for the left to be raising this flag

concidering isreal is getting a free pass to bomb syria at its pleasure these days
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:25am PT
The "left" has been far to busy watching their great anointed leader piss on his nobel peaze prize while making a complete mockery of his "admin" - a term now used loosely.

More scandals than a HOFFA movie are now eating away at his "armor" of tarnished quality. They now set quietly watching their great one resume every tactic of his predecessor including the involvement of shyt fests in the ME.

So disillusioned are they that this thread needs useless bumps to stay on the front page. From citizen spying to more illegal wars to political sheenanigans that make watergate seem childs play.

Hopey-changey was all for the worse so it now seems..

Trad climber
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:31am PT
which really makes a mockery of the liberals news entertaining the notion hes an extremist eh?

The Granite State.
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:42am PT
at this point THEY ( ALL IN WASHINGTON) should be marched out of the city and into the briney sea until their lips and noses are below the tide line.

So....you want to KILL politicians?

I'm a bit disenfranchised, but really? Kill them?

Why are you supporting violence?

Mountain climber
La Mancha
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:45am PT
So Ron- When are you going to become the "nipple suckling liberal" your tag line promises?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:47am PT
because THEY do Brandon.. And no i wouldnt kill them, that would be up to nature to decide at that point. If their spirits are pure and strong they will survive the test. If their spirits speak with a forked tongue the will not. glub glub, burble gurgle...

edit: Skept,, im still awaiting my hearing. But SOON i hope to be a shinning example of NIPPLE suckling..

edit: @ Brandon,, it is Washington that allows MILLIONS of illegals here- all for a cheap and usable labor force.. Meanwhile that same "labor force" skews our gun violence on a nightly basis from coast to coast. WASHINGTON doenst care one f-ing bit about that in lieu of $$$ they gain by using an illegal population here. So yes Washington PROMOTES violence right here in river cities. And if that isnt enough they will engage us in further illegal wars and conflicts round the globe, if we are wanted or not.

So in this line of thinking,, the lips and noses below the tide line is a kind treatment.


The Granite State.
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Is that kind of like the good 'ol witch trials?

I miss those days....so much simpler.
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