the same pols that constantly blast spending in Washington, blasts dependence on the federal government, sue the govt, refuse to enable govt laws....;these are the fine people who are crying that the feds aren't giving them money?
am I reading that right? You have an issue with the feds not doing the things you complain about when the fed does them? Geez. Reminds me of my ex.posted @ Monday, March 10, 2014 - 07:00
""Don't forget, we are the party, the only party, that had a woman on the presidential ticket this century," Bachmann, .. said of Palin."
...how'd that work out for you?
"Women, don't let them use you — unless you choose to be their political pawn, just their piece of accessory on their arm."-Palin...who was chosen not for experience, ability, or political bnacking...but as an accessory on McCain's arm
...how'd that work out for you?
Palin almost single handedly cost McCain the election. Women as props doesn't work.
"..the only party, that had a woman on the presidential ticket this century,"- is what you call cherry picking your data. The Dems had one 7 elections prior.posted @ Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:30
better to focus on the current social and economic injustice.posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 09:45
as I recall in the last pres election, the tea party moved from one self immolating candidate to another, often within the space of a few weeks. I heard some then stayed home rather than vote for Romney.
Liberals can only hope they continue to be a strong force in politics.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 13:35
there is a district in Ohio that produces a tank the army doesn't want. Pols of both parties keep the lucrative govt money rolling in because it involves so many jobs.
and the jets the air force doesn't want...
and the ships the navy doesn't want...
Billions of dollars.
Seems to me the govt creates a whole lot of jobs. AND there is room to cut these jobs that produce empty cans and replace them with jobs that produce infrastructure. But what do I know, I'm no paid entertainer posing as a journalist.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 13:30
and dolts are always saying what other people are saying whether the others are saying it or not.
their motto- "make it up , pass it on"posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:30
exactly right - Cruz, Ryan, Paul, Perry, Palin, Bachman...will split the stupid vote so badly that she will coast to the white house.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 07:49
before I opened your off-the-wall link, I assumed you were referring to the very real link between fracking and earthquakes. There's tons of data.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 07:46
"For health-care reform to mature unimpeded, the debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act require concentrated, nonpartisan attention. "
Maturing health care reform requires mature adults working together in a mature manner.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 07:38
instead of all the political and ideological posturing...how about looking at waste spending and cutting those parts of all the budgets.
over the years we have seen many articles on military programs that the defense does not want, did not ask for, and don't need...yet are kept in place by politicians of both parties.
here is an opportunity to make changes - once again turned into an opportunity to posture.posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 08:21
cutting defense does not equate to cutting strength or preparedness. That realization would require thought and background, which Towery eschews giving only the oft repeated empty sound-bytes.
oh, you don't like Cheney voicing what the right wants?
Towery acknowledges that much of military spending does equate to govt jobs and subsidies. How is giving billions to make tanks or jets or ships the military does not want or asked for...how is that different than work-fare projects for food stamps?posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 08:18
was there just last summer. I had no idea there were so many buttes and mesas there. Check Glass Mountain. And Roman Nose State Park.posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 07:47
it has less to do with the economy, than with Radio Shack's business model. When was the last time you went to one, much less bought anything there?posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:31
@Used2baFreeCountry: why, you could say the same about 'the deficit'...but it doesn't get us closer to solutions.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:53
what is the purpose of that old '57 states' meme? Are people that ignorant that they think Obama is that ignorant?
but to the point, any party that gerrymanders to control the vote, republican or democrat, is breaking the covenants that make our country free. Any attempt to control the vote in a democracy or democratic republic should be fought from all of us!posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:30
I think they know just fine. But like most corporations, they focus on next quarter's results. As countries, the same thing. Like Russia gets 1/4 of all their revenue from fossil fuels. I think most the politicians that daily fuel doubt in the ignorant know as well. They get their funding from the fuel industry, and their support from the right media, who are also owned by the fuel industry.
basically, we're kinda screwed.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:26
I would think liberal or conservative...anyone with an interest in seeing democracy continue would be against gerrymandering.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:58
you would have to understand the correlation between the rising CO2 and warming. How CO2 is shown to act like a sheet of cellophane over a greenhouse. Doesn't take much to heat that greenhouse.
we saw that effect in 3rd grade science. Understanding how CO2 causes the same effect takes a little more science understanding...but not much.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:54
ABH should carry a section, like their "Around Here", but make it all strange but true Mississippi stories. Call it "Over There" or something.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:53
yes, that was the original intent - to create districts that allowed for minority representation in government.
not to lock in elected-for-life ideologue tools.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:35
the Augusta Chronicle ...striving to support Kerry's hypothesis.
they really need to get more current with the cons talking points...
1- it's not happening
2- it's happening, but it's not man-made
3- it's happening, it's man-made, but nothing we can do
4- it's happening, man-made, nothing we can do yet
5- it's not happening
Look, even the CEO of Exxon says it's happening, man-made, but an engineering problem.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:32
what a strange article. I hope they have slip-on shoes, because I'm afraid laces might be an obstacle.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 08:18
@jzigglerzdog: or like saying the dollar isn't safe if we let someone take advantage of our ignorance like Nigerian princes, scammers of the elderly, many mortgage companies, banks, credit cards.
I'm a pretty smart guy, and I get a vague sense of the open software concept...but really don't know what you just said. But bottom line, I got that you said this new money is only for those smart enough to use it or invest in it safely. Which seems to suggest the buzz around it is aimed at those able to be scammed.
I have a sci-fi interest, but no real knowledge or desire to obtain such at the moment. Have at it. And I'll take your implied advice and stay the heck away from it.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 22:43
Excellent Mr. Galis.
Nailed it.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:56
it's so weird that cons and conned have all these horror stories...while those who have embraced it have positive stories. That's just weird. States that have exchanges report positive competition and prices.
Our rates went down. My kids are covered. If we lost our jobs, we could still get health insurance.
truly sorry to hear all these terrible stories. I assume they must be true, but I personally haven't seen them.
Come election, I hope people look at this with their OWN personal experience with the ACA...and not what others tell them they WILL experience.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:48
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
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