From 1776 until 1970, the cost of a stamp rose from two cents to eight cents.
From 1970 until 2013, the cost of a stamp rose from eight cents to 49 cents.
1970 is when our Post Office Department was unconstitutionally changed from an Executive Cabinet Department to a quasi public corporation.
Strip away the corporate personhood of the USPS and just make it the US Post Office again. Then, Staples can really go to hell.posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 13:14
[quote][b]catman[/b] - If China starts shouting "We're number one!" much of the world will hear them.
...And ACT. And act in a way to enlighten China about being a pompous ass.posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 15:36
[quote][b]John Frum[/b] - Personally, I think Allen West was sent to do God's will. [/quote]
I truly do think it is God's will to really, really get all-too-often pusillanimous Progressives utterly activated against Republican gun foolishness!
Please let us all be blessed with Colonel West continuing to run his trap!!posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 18:09
I gather that MLK, as a populist, or, more so, as a Marxist, would not approve of being deified.
A damn fine activist. An imperfect human being, as we all are.posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:13
[quote][b]John Frum[/b] - Under Obama? He'd sooner bomb Congress than fight a legitimate battle. [/quote]
President Obama doesn't mind war. He minds stupid wars, like the one he's trying to wrap up in Iraq. The GOP idiots really screwed up that country in its silly oil grab...Iraqi oil remains in state hands...an Al-qaeda state after we got done with it...Saddam was an enemy of Al-qaida...
The battle will be restricted...restricted by C in C Obama and the United States Navy.
Or if all else fails, China will be a mission for US nuclear missileers...But that battle will be restricted, also. Entirely to mainland China.posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:06
@keepitsimple: No, but I want my damn Cheetos back...posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 17:20
[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] - Stan, God made poison ivy on the same day....roll you some.
BTW- if you weren't so stoned...you'd thought of that prior to writing a letter to the editor.
Well, since his home, cars, guns, and kids will not be seized for smoking poison ivy, so be it.
And how does your post address the points made? It doesn't.posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 16:24
Good job, Spencer.posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 16:17
Conservatives have for 70 years said that pot must be illegal for anyone because no one can handle this dangerous dried flower responsibly.
But handguns and automatic assault weapons; (Yes, fully automatic assault rifles are legal to own in our silly nation) say these mature conservative adults to us liberal kids; any responsible adult who hasn't been convicted of a felony or committed can carry one.
Well, y'all conservatives...all the way through...the electorate, the elected officials, and the damn conservative judiciary...y'all are deadly fools.
Intentionally oblivious deadly fools with a lack of concern for the value of human life that no freakishly hypocritical amount of fetus-hugging will ameliorate.
#1 mission for Progressives across America:
Disarm the deadly conservative gun-nut fools. Right. Freaking. NOW!posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:42
I've yet to see anywhere what the mentality of the popcorn thrower was at the moment it happened. Normally if someone is mad enough to throw things they are also in some sort of a rage. Body language, demeanor, what was he saying at that point?
Keep in mind we also talking about a 71 year old going up against a 43 year old who likely was in much better physical condition.
The other thing that makes me wonder is this- "He was very calm. He was seated in the chair, looking at the screen." This is the demeanor of someone who is still trying to process everything going on around him. Why? Did he actually realize what he'd done?
One other thing. The wife was shot in the hand from the same bullet. This means she had her hand on his chest. Does this mean she was trying to pull or push him back? Maybe get between the two?
Gun vs. no gun. Conservatives have lost track of this. They must be enlightened; severely.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:58
Disarm the illegal carries first and we'll talk about it.
There isn't any need for dialogue. The mechanisms are in place, thanks to right wingers. Right wingers wanted a Federal government small enough to fit into every stash jar and uterus in America.
This government is also small enough to fit around every damn gun in America.
The Left has not observed any concern from the Right about the Bill of Rights or the Constitution...Political payback is hell.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:55
"he can be a bit abrupt..."
posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:08
[quote][b]MATT31[/b] - @Anonymous Dude: you have some serious issues. hope you don't have a gun.
Every damn fool that supports concealed carry and stand your ground laws is a fool that disrespects human life.
We The People now have to disarm these deadly fools.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:02
One should never wish assassination on someone...but this killer cop...well...an article about Captain Reeves' assassination by some fanatic...would that article be a hard read?
Would it?posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:56
Another dead unarmed innocent; thanks to Republican dirtbag gun laws.
You right wingers are idiots with guns, and must have the political crap beaten out of you.
Same Floridian dirtbag mentality that drove Floridians to empty entire towns of black people in the '20s.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:53
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] - I found another part of this report as disturbing as the wounding of two of our children in school.
Roswell has asked Homeland Security Investigations to step in and help with their gang problem.
I can't help but wonder how the shooting was some how influenced by the out of control gang violence. Our enemy is not the deranged human being, they deserve to be treated, but rather the culture that we are allowing to take hold in America.
Let us wake up and do something to protect ourselves from people that do not want to belong to the American dream.
The culture we are allowing to take hold in America; a culture where throwing popcorn gets you shot with a .380. by a fanatic standing his freaking ground.
This culture is the enemy.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 17:36
One failed shoe bomb, and we all take our shoes off at the airport.
OVER FORTY SCHOOL SHOOTINGS SINCE COLUMBINE, AND NO CHANGE IN THE REGULATION OF GUNS!!!
It's time to neutralize conservative Republican stupidity about guns. Now.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:11
[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - @Anonymous Dude: Says the man that was gonna shoot a person in front of his wife and DAUGHTER. Stick it ADummy!! [/quote]
No, I was going to beat the guy...with his own weapon. Not shoot him.
Big difference.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:07
[quote][b]arches[/b] - So much for the idea that retired police and military can be trusted to carry guns in places like schools. THAT'S not gonna happen now!
This old murderous maniac deserves the death penalty, but not before the victim's family gets every dime in his bank accounts and pockets, every pension, and every piece of property he owns.
Yeah, and can you believe the Republican idiots in the GA Legislature who allow retired cops to carry anywhere. And, these idiots...elected by violent idiots...now are working on making sure every student can carry on campus.
A political 2x4 across the face of every stupid Republican until they are finally politically neutralized. Politically eradicate idiocy.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:05
[quote][b]Pootie Tang[/b] - The man with the gun was wrong, but it may have been one of Avenger's "veiled threats" that got the victim shot.
You and @nowheregirl: with your posts epitomize Republican idiocy with guns. This dirty new Republican mentality of shooting unarmed people must be ended. Ended by peeps like you and nowhere having your guns pried from your politically; and if necessary; your physically cold dead hands.
Truly, it is time for Progressives to really assert their rule over America by disarming millions of conservative fools.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:59
Perhaps the aluminum in the new F150 will be stronger than the steel used in the 2010; my company truck; which is junk.
My assistant was loading fence posts into the 2010 F150, and one of them hit the tailgate, bending the top of the tailgate and ruining it.
One tailgate: $1,400. Non-repairable item. We just decided to go without one.
I'll keep my '96 F150, thanks. 300ci in-line iron block 6, Great on gas.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:46
Well, OF COURSE Republicans are going to do nothing to try to improve public education.
That would interfere with their ongoing efforts to tear down public education and outsource it to unregulated private schools.
The Republican Governor of Maine is pushing for a relaxation of child labor laws.
Republicans in Wisconsin are advocating a seven-day workweek.
Time to politically kick Republicans to the damn curb; all over America.
May the ass-whoopin' be done with real feelin'!posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:38
[quote][b]oldsouthdude[/b] - Did they check with Ted Turner to see if he would be willing to add the land to his empire before allowing it to be opened to the public? Ted has closed big sections of the Soque to the public so that he could use it as his own play domain. The State Legislature passed a law for his benefit to allow him to shut the public out. Money talks.
If not for the US Forest Service, the Republicans and yellow dog Democrats in the GA Legislature would have given Ted the whole damn Soque watershed...
Which is why we simply must beat the crap out of the damn Republicans...posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:28
If you have something worth that much, store it in an area covered by insurance...Heck, you don't even have to buy your own insurance.
Hopefully, the friend had homeowners or renters insurance. If not...duh...posted @ Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:25
I'll go with the NYT editorial: A way to close the deficit is to get US corporations to start paying taxes. Are the GOP lackeys in there right now going to do that? Nope. They're going to hold their constituents by their health care until they are voted out of office.
Obama was very smart with the state level Medicare expansion being regulated by state governors. He knew that GOP governors were such corporate lackeys that they would politically destroy themselves rather than expand Medicare.posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:19
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
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more