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The Granite State.
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Who is Dr Feetus? Is he a podiatrist?

I need to know.

Sometimes LA
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
I've never taken a cent from the government,[ ].

Didn't you get your $300 check from Dubya?

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 19, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
you would have had to file a tax return the prior year to get the 300

Jul 19, 2013 - 12:59pm PT


A wonderful State with ZERO Republicans

There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working
Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. You can't blame that on republicans because there aren't any. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?

Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ? Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago . 221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

Here's the Chicago chain of command:
. President: Barack Hussein Obama
. Senator: Dick Durbin
. House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
. Governor: Pat Quinn
. House leader: Mike Madigan
. Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
. Mayor: Rohm Emanuel

. The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.

. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .

. Of course, they're all blaming each other.

. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

. Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! . State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! . Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! . This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us???

. George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.

. Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house.

. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house!

. The Land of Lincoln , where our governors make our license plates.

But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago , nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the former Soviet Union. "


Jul 19, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
^^^^^^ I smell bs ^^^^^^
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Dr. Feetus is making sure that Rape victims get their Gift from god
Save the Feetus, starve the child

Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Jesus Riley. Been keeping it civil just asking what your take is and you get all rabid. You have some issues pal. Perhaps you need to take another brake. F*#K FACE. I'm glad I can get you that pissed off over nothing you kook.

I'm not pissed and I'm not rabid
I just don't have any respect for republitrds
Stop being an idiot .. We can talk

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
"We can talk."
Nahh, that's ok. I don't talk to people who can't control themselves. Besides you don't answer my questions, you just go off and have a cow, so what are we going to talk about? No worries. Perhaps I will see you at the crag some day and make sure to stay well the f*#k away from you. I know, it's that whole internet persona thing where you don't need to be who you would really be in person. Unless this really is who you are, either way, doesn't matter, have a relaxing weekend and leave the politics alone.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 19, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Your passive aggressive insults don't bother me.
But they do show me that dishonesty is the root of your lack of intelligence.

Also unless you are advising me to steal some brake pads the correct thing that I should be doing, according to you, is take a break.

Perhaps you should read more and not so subtle ironies wouldn't escape you so easily?

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 19, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Chicago's godfather (Rombo Deadfish) humping a chair.


Trad climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
the prosecutions witness today was absolutely DESTROYED by the defence...

shouldnt have trotted in a seething homophobe christian woman who had a documented record of assaulting the man on multiple occasions whiles in iraq

do they really so own the court that they can throw soundbite commercials out the the religious extremist americans who keep these f*#ks in power?


Trad climber
Jul 19, 2013 - 06:57pm PT

Published on Monday, July 15, 2013 by TomDispatch.com

Surveillance Blowback: The Making of the U.S. Surveillance State, 1898-2020
by Alfred W. McCoy

The American surveillance state is now an omnipresent reality, but its deep history is little known and its future little grasped. Edward Snowden’s leaked documents reveal that, in a post-9/11 state of war, the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to create a surveillance system that could secretly monitor the private communications of almost every American in the name of fighting foreign terrorists. The technology used is state of the art; the impulse, it turns out, is nothing new. For well over a century, what might be called “surveillance blowback” from America’s wars has ensured the creation of an ever more massive and omnipresent internal security and surveillance apparatus. Its future (though not ours) looks bright indeed.

In 1898, Washington occupied the Philippines and in the years that followed pacified its rebellious people, in part by fashioning the world’s first full-scale “surveillance state” in a colonial land. The illiberal lessons learned there then migrated homeward, providing the basis for constructing America’s earliest internal security and surveillance apparatus during World War I. A half-century later, as protests mounted during the Vietnam War, the FBI, building on the foundations of that old security structure, launched large-scale illegal counterintelligence operations to harass antiwar activists, while President Richard Nixon’s White House created its own surveillance apparatus to target its domestic enemies.


American Blueprint

During the U.S. conquest of the Philippines, Mark Twain wrote an imagined history of twentieth-century America. In it, he predicted that a “lust for conquest” had already destroyed “the Great [American] Republic,” because “trampling upon the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home.” Indeed, just a decade after Twain wrote those prophetic words, colonial police methods came home to serve as a template for the creation of an American internal security apparatus in wartime.


Social climber
So Cal
Jul 20, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
The next Detroit?


Trad climber
Jul 20, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
I hear Chicago is the only city in the country with crime someone link me to a Breitbart article proving me right.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:24am PT

Religious wack jobs ..
What this entire thread ultimately comes down to..

Jul 22, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Boehner, sadly, is one of the more reasonable ones.
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Anarchists of the House
The Republican Congress is testing a new frontier of radicalism—governmental sabotage.

.By Jonathan Chait
Published Jul 21, 2013

A few months ago, Eric Cantor was ready to bring his latest brainchild, the “Helping Sick Americans Now” bill, to the House floor. The move was pure Cantor—a smarmy, ultrapartisan ploy. The bill proposed to eliminate funds the Obama administration needs to set up and run the health-care exchanges that are the central mechanism in the health-care law, but then Cantor’s bill would use those funds to help a handful of sick people get health insurance. There was no chance this, or anything like it, would be signed into law, as Obama obviously would not agree to tear down a program to insure millions of Americans in return for insuring a tiny fraction of that number. It was a message vote whose purpose was “embarrassing Obamacare,” as one conservative activist gloated, by forcing Obama to deny immediate aide for the uninsured. As a soulless exercise in disingenuous spin, it was well conceived.

It failed, however, because a crucial faction of ultraconservative House Republicans threatened to vote against it. The trouble was that Cantor’s bill purported to “fix” Obamacare rather than eliminate it. “Why the hell do we want to fix it?” complained conservative pundit Erick Erickson. “We should want to repeal it.” Since they have already voted 37 times to repeal Obama­care, one might think that the House Republicans’ appraisal of the law’s general merits had been made sufficiently clear. But just the pretense of working to improve the law, even while actually crippling it, offended the right. In the face of unmoved conservative opposition, Cantor had to pull his pet bill from the floor. It wound up embarrassing the House Republicans, not Obama­care.

Spectacles like this have turned into a regular feature of life in the Republican House. The party leadership draws up a bill that’s far too right-wing to ever become law, but it fails in the House because it isn’t right-wing enough. Sometimes, as with the attempts to repeal Obamacare, the failures don’t matter much, but in other instances the inability to pass legislation poses horrifying dangers. The chaos and dysfunction have set in so deeply that Washington now lurches from crisis to crisis, and once-dull, keep-the-lights-on rituals of government procedure are transformed into white-knuckle dramas that threaten national or even global catastrophe.

The Republican Party has spent 30 years careering ever more deeply into ideological extremism, but one of the novel developments of the Obama years is its embrace of procedural extremism. The Republican fringe has evolved from being politically shrewd proponents of radical policy changes to a gang of saboteurs who would rather stop government from functioning at all. In this sense, their historical precedents are not so much the Gingrich revolutionaries, or even their tea-party selves of a few years ago; the movement is more like the radical left of the sixties, had it occupied a position of power in Congress. And so the terms we traditionally use to scold bad Congresses—partisanship, obstruction, gridlock—don’t come close to describing this situation. The hard right’s extremism has bent back upon itself, leaving an inscrutable void of paranoia and formless rage and twisting the Republican Party into a band of anarchists.

And the worst is not behind us.

Several more pages
Every person that votes for a Republican Congressman should read this!
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2013 - 08:51am PT
The New Republican Agenda "Sink the ship to drown the Captain"

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:52am PT

Don't buy a sprinkler!!!...

Just stick this fuker out front and watch your garden grow!!!...


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 22, 2013 - 08:52am PT
45K. Yeah!

Hey DrF is it time to start part 3?
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