last time the repubs had full control...illegal immigration hit new highs, food stamp applications hit new highs, gas hit new highs, war in 2 distant lands, income inequality took off, ..
seems people can't tell the difference between talk and acts.posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 07:05
@TMKvetch: have you not noticed, that whatever Obama does cons will scream for the exact opposite.
there have always been 'terrorists'. There always will be terrorists. And there will always be those calling for government to fight terrorism with more terrorism (note massive 'collateral' damage of civilian deaths everywhere we 'fight' terrorism).
it is not patriotic - it is a con job. Used here for political gain.
tool - noun - "a device or implement,...used to carry out a particular function."posted @ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 07:01
"This nation will support you, Mr. President. It is the task of leaders to lead."
Ha ha ha ha ha ha...,good one con tool.posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 17:47
I didn't say it, but here it is'.posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 17:46
once again, for those too young to remember 2001, we hear the drumbeat to war. No defined enemy, no state or country. Just 'fear this now', rhetoric.
Meanwhile, our bridges crumble, the middle class dies, the rich get phenomenally richer..
personally, I'm tired of the game.posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 17:43
"..drawing too much attention to positive economic trends, worried that some may prove illusory or that, even if true, not all Americans were benefiting from them..." - ja' think?
"..except for a small 2-cent increase for the lowest income level, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. That minor increase was attributed to minimum wage increases in states where 40 percent of workers live...." - ja' think?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 17:38
let us not awaken readers or the community to more beyond football (yay!) and vague terrorists (boo!)....
Wake up pilot! Wake up! It's Labor Day!
Do not go placidly into that dark ocean! Rail against the night!posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:39
posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:34
How can we possibly talk about labor and wages on Labor Day when we have this vague threat of 'danger- to- democracy' around?
why, even talking about wages reeks of 'the terrorists win'!posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:23
good to know this history. Ever timely.
...but today is Labor Day. Almost like it's being avoided (again) by the newspaper.posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:18
today is Labor Day isn't it? Why no articles or letters on labor?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:16
fine piece for Pitts...
...but do you ever wonder why the Banner Herald avoids covering wage stories? Here it is Labor Day...and not a thing in the paper on labor, much less poverty taxpayer subsidized wages. Huh? Wonder what that's about?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:15
don't you guys know a poetic metaphor when you see one?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:07
why can't she run a respectable place...like Hooters?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:06
a story about politicians making noise about other politicians....attached to a real request for continuous war against a purposely vague enemy...
wonder where we can get the real story?posted @ Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:05
what are your thoughts on establishing community wide (free) wifi so that as textbooks give way to online material, all students can participate?posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:34
I knew if I read long enough there might be something...
" They have names for civilizations that paid folks to export all of their jobs. But most of them are unpronounceable, because the languages they spoke are all extinct."posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:24
University of Kentucky program provides free bicycles to reduce traffic..http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/UK-program-to-provide-free-bicycles-to-reduce-traffic-272420881.html
their master plan...http://www.tooledesign.com/projects/campus-planning/university-kentucky-campus-bicycle-master-plan
UGA has a similar plan, just without action.posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:20
I don't know the details, but I heard from a tree surgeon there is some law that says if your tree falls on the neighbors property, no liability...unless the neighbor tells you they are concerned the tree may fall ahead of time...then you are obliged.posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 09:09
does seem odd to hand his opponents their consistently best campaign slogan..."Obama's gonna...."
hard to argue against predictions...even if all past predictions turned out wrong.posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 09:13
I'll state a public opinion - let me decide what and how I want to make my social media.
as someone else said here, there is a long tradition of avoiding religion and politics at social gatherings unless it's mutually agreed. It's called 'politeness'.
since when (never) was facebook about a town hall meeting.posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 09:06
@TeeWee: to date, it's not been repeated, mistake or not.
...but that's never stopped you from insinuating, nay, outright predicting yet another currently non-existent reality is just around the corner.
...which reminds me...have they taken your guns yet?posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:26
or write stories about the stories..posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:31
'...speed bump shaped animals..'? geezposted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:25
Obama's best strategy would be to decide what needs doing...and then ask Congress for the opposite.posted @ Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:21
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