[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - Let me take this another way.
Medicaid income limits need to be raised. The expansion is correct.
Tying it to the rest of that pile of garbage legislation was the first blackmail of the American public committed by this president.
That part should have stood alone and should not have been contingent on ANYTHING. It's 100% a no brainer.
Instead, the choice you were given was all of this crap plus this one good idea or NOTHING.
This was done to fittingly beat up Republican governors who would not get on board quickly. It is working very effectively.
It's not "blackmail". It's called leadership.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 13:05
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - One good story against how many bad. Nobody said that there wasn't some good to ahc,, but the total picture isn't very good. And using Godsend and Obama in the same sentence is real bad.
No, no, no....ACA is extremely awesome; compared to the GOP health care plan...which could be titled:
"Get Sick And Die, Or Hold A Bake Sale"
Luckily for America, Americans rejected this plan.posted @ Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 09:43
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @swimdawg68: Get ready liberals, change is coming and it won't be the kind of "Hope and Change" junk fed to us by Obama.
Continue on the track you conservatives are running on and your threats will be as hollow as a piñata without candy. [/quote]
Andale, Andale, Arriba! Arriba!!posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 17:12
OK, just speculating, but sure sounds like the girl miscarried, lost her mind, and went off to Vic's.
Is there a shrink in the house? Egad...posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 17:05
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @dzogchen: Poor Ravenbear. The liberals get all the breaks.
You really have to wonder why conservatives think so highly of liberals? We seem to have such a great life compared to them. Maybe they are so envious of liberals because they live, on the average,10 years longer than conservatives and have longer sex lives? [/quote]
This is why conservative girls always do their Rumspringa with liberal guys...No bottle of suntan lotion...or, indeed, KY, evah said...
"Apply Conservatively"...posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:33
@melmarino: Well said, Mel.
Truly, Clinton's stance on the ANC is one of the keystones of classifying Clinton as anything BUT a progressive. The last gasp of Democratic GOP Light, fer sho'...
And thanks for bringing up the bipartisan veto override. A fine political event that was, one we need a lot more of.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:04
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - Yeah, lets tell the truth. South Africa is among the highest in violent crimes, especially rape and murder. People have to live in high wire gated communities. White farmers are murdered and their land taken. I remember watching a liberal lady crying after her husband was killed saying, "we were all for apartheid, but now we just hate them." Liberals are so stupid.
"We were all for apartheid, but now we just hate them..." Seems like this lady was neither liberal, nor over her racism.
And you are referring to Zimbabwe about the murder of white farmers and land seizure. That's oppressive, and the UN should intervene, as they did in other places.
Now, this whole thing about blacks as a race being more criminal...I suggest you read recent remarks by Republican Colin Powell...remarks the General made to try to help save his beloved Republican Party...posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:14
Thanks, @avenger: We do need to keep the record straight.
Conservative administrations supported apartheid.
Progressive administrations are against apartheid.
BTW, the amount of Afrikaner emigrants who washed up in Reynolds Plantation after Mandela took over is truly an appalling sight.
I remember working at an upscale store in ATown and running into these heavily accented Afrikaners...I would always say, "How about that President Mandela?!!"posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:01
[quote][b]golfdaddy[/b] - What's the difference between a legal abortion and faticide ? Answer: only if you want the child.
It's "feticide", and I agree with you.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:52
Charge this...person...with first degree malice murder and feticide.
Indict and try this person, convict him, give him a last meal, then an injection to remove him from our material plane.
That's right, kids. I said feticide. She had no choice here.posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:50
@davidxto: The jury isn't there to consider only instructions as explained by the judge...They are there to consider the law.
Under statutory jurisdiction, a fiction with no criminal procedure, the above is specified.
Under the criminal procedure of common law jurisdiction, the jury is always charged with trying the case and the law.posted @ Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 15:10
Conservatives would subvert and twist the damn Magna Carta, if Progressives allowed them to...posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:26
@mcdawg: You are wrong. The jury can try not only the facts or the judges' direction, BUT ALSO THE LAW.
Jury nullification exists. It is legal. It is We The People taking ownership of the law that is here to serve us.
It is unfortunate that that bullcrap about how we are a nation of laws and not of men has been snatched up by corporations and corporate shysters to serve corporations.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:25
Awesome column, Nancy. Well done.
It does my Progressive soul good to see the Democrats finally getting back to their Progressive FDR roots after a painfully long period of being GOP Light; an era that thankfully has been washed away by enlightenment.
It makes me appreciate how Nader and the Green Party, back in 2000, began kicking the recalcitrant and pusillanimous Democrats in the progressive direction...and after much kicking and screaming, the Democrats are once again the activist progressive party that FDR meant for them to be.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:56
The doubling of wages must rightfully lead to higher prices, which leads to less product sold, which means less employees needed. Lower sales coupled with higher prices means lower profits, and some investors and franchisers will bail into other more profitable areas. [/quote]
Doubling of wages does NOT have to lead to higher prices.
This is the type of belief that corporate 'hos have used to have themselves sitting on so much money. With, unfortunately, a lot of duped FairTax types supporting it blindly.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:49
[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - Technically this was theft. Rayle Electric and GA Power charge people with theft of services (power) all the time.
The issue is the officer and the chief are being morons. Next time an office from the jurisdiction plugs his I-Phone in at a resturaunt or "accidently" puts an ink pen from some company into his pocket he should be arrested and charged. Karma can really SUCK.
Duuuuuude...We so agree.
Yeah, in freaking Chambodia...this is what the police need to be up to. IMHO, Chambodians need to save themselves some tax money, and fire the chief and sergeant. What a couple of dumbazs yahoos.posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:17
@HankRearden: I put out Glenfiddich for Santa. Santa likes Glenfiddich.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:54
Seems too me the Republicans are doing that to themselves without the help of the Democrats.
Yes, we want them to learn to help themselves...But the idea of having them stroll around the grounds until they feel at home leaves me disconcerted, to say the least...posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:49
@Farmer GA: You haven't been to Colorado or Washington state lately, have you?posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:46
Two intoxicated people having consensual sexual intercourse is not illegal, there was no evidence of a crime to even present to a grand jury.
The cops did their investigation and found no evidence of a crime, the state attorney did an investigation and found no evidence of a crime.
Ohhhh, how diligently full of due process they are, aren't they?posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:35
@Fred III: Ya know, most of the economic problems America faces right now are due to the machinations of property owning, non-working rich kids like you. So, go back to lording it over your slum, pinhead.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:34
[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - We will all be equally hungry (unless we grow our own), just as soon as the government can't borrow anymore money to pay all the people that are dependent on the earned AND un-earned money they expect monthly. (Just my opinion, of course.) [/quote]
I've noticed that when I try to grow my own, the damn National Guard swoops down in helicopters, uproots my crop, and piles old tires on it and burns it.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:30
Wow, Ms. Stamper, you sure are a damn fool.
It is the damn Republicans who for the past thirty years have brought America closer and closer to the Hunger Games.
It is we Democrats who are now politically beating the Republicans' ass for that crap.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:25
Well, we can't have HIM in jail, can we? Why, of course not...posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:14
The protesters are union paid professionals, the workers are tools, and this is nothing more than another distraction from the disaster of the Obama presidency and the disastrous ACA roll out.
Any 6th grader could understand why raising the minimum wage actually leads to more economic distress as the least skilled are priced out of the work force.
The REAL NEWS is that so-called "milinneals" have abandoned the "Hope and Change" train as they've FINALLY realized the RAW DEAL they're getting with a stagnant economy and no hope for the future.
Not going good for the travelling medicine show.
No, Hank, any sixth grader can realize what silly trickle down economics and FairTax bullcrap has done to destroy the middle and working class in America.
It's Progressive rebuilding time. Regressives such as yourself are welcome to join the revolution or get yourself politically mowed the hell out of our way.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:16
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