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  • My Fears   1 day 23 hours ago

    pkrause12249,

    I understand what you mean by saying climate change will never be in the budget. However, what you really mean is in the planned budget.

    Climate change will most definitely be in the budget. It just depends on what we call it. Is it in drought relief for farmers? Is it in emergency relief for storm victims? Is it in defense spending for migration caused by unrest/terrorism? And the many other questions that will be posed.

    Climate change will be in the budget, no matter what Trump and Republicans do. They will just dress it up in some fake news story.

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 40 sec ago

    @#20:

    1. Your "fact" is not pure and simple. Quite the opposite, it's a direct lie perpetrated by shameless, Republican propagandists and parroted by their gullible blind followers. Statistically, Democratic voter fraud does not exist anywhere at all; Republican election fraud absolutely does -- on a massive scale! If you don't want to remain ignorant, study up on the "Interstate Crosscheck" program, engineered by Kris Kobach, that illegally purges millions of mostly Democrats off the registration rolls. And that's certainly not the only way Republican Secretaries of State have been fraudulently disenfranchising Democrats for many, many election cycles now. Greg Palast, Brad Friedman, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., among numerous others, are excellent and thorough investigators of the large body of actual facts, not your made-up variety.

    2. In context of that debate quote (paraphrased):

    "Sniff. believe me; It's simply genius to declare four bankruptcies (okay, maybe six), stiffing bankers, small investors, contractors, employees, taxpayers, and anyone else within sniffing distance. But, hey, I came out on top of all those losers, which is all that matters in the end. Right? Because it's all about me, not you. Try to ignore the fact that I lost more money, which wasn't really mine, than a mere commoner could earn in several lifetimes, during a phenomenal economic expansion in the boom years of (Damn, I hate to say this!) a Clinton presidency, when virtually everyone else was winning, and nobody was as big a LOSER as I was. (Yikes, who could possibly lose by owning Atlantic City casinos in the roaring 90's?!) Ahem, so put me in charge, and I'll fix your economy all right, so fast you won't believe it. Believe me.

    "Sniff. Believe me; I was so damn lucky that crooked Hillary and the rest of the adults in Congress could not vote until years after the fact -- thanks to Republican Supreme Court dithering -- to close the fuzzy Republican loophole that allowed me to declare almost a billion dollar loss of OPM (other people's money)! Yet, such sleazy, er, genius finagling then allowed me (I kid you not!) to offset, 'bigly' (big league), my personal earnings, so as not to pay any Federal taxes (to support the troops) for nearly two decades. Damn the little people! See, that's why I'm rich and you're not. Genius, I tells ya, pure genius! Sniff."

    3. Oooh, a little truth leaked out there: you admit to Trump's unpatriotic, bald-faced hypocrisy: manufacturing his cheap-ass products in countries with scandalously cheap labor laws and scant pollution regulations, and then hawking them back to us as over-priced trinkets and baubles. Tariffs as a solution to so-called "free" trade is a purely progressive Democratic battle they've been waging desperately against your party (and Corporate Dem sellouts) for at least fifty years to keep jobs in America. I'm glad you're finally on board, but do you really think the Republican Congress is going to let the orange fruitcake puppet get away with it -- let alone his own Cabinet filled with fellow billionaire, Wall Street swamp gators? Puhlease!

    4.Right-wing swamp critters ( to the right of Attila the Hun) should know all about whining and complaining since that's all they've ever done for the last eight years about Obama, Hillary, Democrats, and liberals in general. In psychology, they call that projection. The difference is that the sniveling crybabies in the Party of the Rich and Privileged are basing their complaints on endlessly debunked lies. Please look in the mirror while you spew out such nonsense.

    Trump may be your President, but he is not mine and never will be. Movements start from the ground up, not the top down. Until this country amends the Constitution to honor the popular vote (go to "National Popular Vote.com") and relegate the ridiculous Electoral College to the dustbin of history, the People should refuse to recognize this clown as their representative. Just like in every other democracy and every other election, it should be: one person, one vote. Some Faux News-brainwashed hillbilly in Aladamnbama should not have his vote count more than any other person, regardless if they happen to live in a city or anywhere else. "Done, dead, period."

    And you still haven't adequately addressed 2950-10K's comments "about Trump's outsourcing of his own jobs, Trump U, charity fraud, and election fraud." Because you can't!

  • Are you EVER going to GROW UP America   2 days 13 min ago

    Do not confuse Tomdorr with facts. He has absolutely no idea what they are. Read post #2 of MY FEAR.

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 46 min ago

    Hey all you washed up lefties despite all your anger, threats, denial, lies, recounts, name calling and misdirection. Donald J. Trump will become the 46th President of the United States at noon on January 20, 2017.

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   2 days 1 hour ago

    deepspace: Why the long face?

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 3 hours ago

    1. It's always election fraud unless your guy wins. Fact pure and simple.

    2. Trumps point to Clinton and the world in the debate was. "I use the laws and rules to my advantage. If you don't like it, change the laws or rules." Amen brother.

    3. Trump is not yet president and he is being attacked by progressives for whatever position he takes. Calm down. If he changes the trade laws he too will have to change his country of manufacture or pay the appropriate tariffs.

    4. Accept the fact you lost. It's over, done, dead, period. Trump will be YOUR president. Complaining is one of the progressives great attributes. You are good at it because you have had a lot of practice. You have eight years to regroup. Get at it.

  • Are you EVER going to GROW UP America   2 days 5 hours ago

    My godTomDorr for an intelligent guy you really have a fucked up thinking process. 'America already has social security and welfare.' Social security these dark suited Trumpites intend to privatize for profit Tom.

    ' Single payer would be harmful to the middle class' , so you say. TomDorr that comment is just ridiculous. Right now your health care is absolutely the worst system, the most inefficient and costly, of all countries in the modern world. You spend twice to three times what other countries spend on health care, yet you still have 30- 40 million people uninsured or under insured, not to mention on average 40 thousand of your fellow Americans die each year of treatable illness because they have no insurance at all. Those are facts TomDorr.

    You pay more taxes than Canadians who have free single payer government run health care, PLUS you pay an additional on average $14,500.00 in insurance payments for a family of four, that Canadians don't have to and even then you are subject to price hikes each year, plus deductibles and co pays. Your private insurance is so crooked , Obama had to legislate they could only skim 20% administration fee off the top, instead of their normal 30-40%. Canada's single payer admin fee is 6%. In ten years under those premiums , Americans would be paying 140 thousand dollars just in premiums, over the same period Canadians would pay absolutely zero. I mean Tom those facts are irrefutable , but somehow in your screwed up thinking , you think everything is just hunky-dory. According to your own ' CIA Fact Book' , Americas health is the most costly of 191 countries, you're 42nd in the world in life expectancy, in infant mortality, an American child under one years old, would have a better chance of survival in Serbia , than America. Tom your health care is a disgrace, but you think its just hunky-dory.

    Quote TomDorr " US would harm the productive workers and taxpayers of the US with single payer, while redistributing wealth, and incentive to work hard," WTF does that mean, as if being sick and unable to have health care makes you a lesser person.

    That' gimme subculture' that you constantly rail at are your corporations, owned by American fat cats, who pay little or no personal taxes and own these corporations that 60% pay no taxes. Speaking of taxes ,your man Drumpf who supposedly saved all those US jobs from going to Mexico , did it by getting Pence to get the Indiana tax payer to cough up 7 million dollars as bribe to the company Carrier to stay, with no gaurantees even Tom. Divide a thousand jobs into $7,000,000 dollars of tax payer money Tom.

    TomDorr quote " Oil-Rich Arab nations simply gave similar billions to relocationg the Palestinian refugees". First off Tom , those Palestinians living in Palestine are not refuges, they are citizens . Using your logic , why the hell doesn't America take in six million Israeli Jews,it would be cheaper. Hell these Israelis would feel right at home with Americas 6 million American Jews.

    TomDorr quote "this (yearly)aid to Israel is a 3 Billion "subsidy" to powerful corporations in America, it appears therefore that alot of this money will come back to the US.", so let me get this straight TomDorr, your ok with your taxes going to Americas armaments industry, the war profiteers, but there be hell to pay according to you , if the US wants to give single payer health care to all of its citizens. Again WTF.

    TomDorr have you been drinking , if not then again WTF are you talkng about.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/21...

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/22...

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/20...

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 6 hours ago

    Dianereynolds: Stop with the bull about "winning"...I think you mean whining, oh well I can't spell either..... just address my comment about Trump's outsourcing of his own jobs, Trump U, charity fraud, and election fraud. These issues all matter, so turn off your Fox propaganda and face the facts. You have no way to defend crooked Donny do you??? Let's face it, dismissing me as a whiner is your easy way out. My biggest fear is how many more may be foxmerized just like you.

    Trump like Bush twice will be in office not because he was elected, but because he won with election fraud. I bet you're not screaming Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, emails, emails, emails, lock her up , lock her up, lock her up, anymore are you? I'm sure you really took those propaganda talking points right to heart.

    I'm the last guy on the planet to whine. I'll fight to the bitter end if it's required Diane and there are many just like me.... and many more who I don't even know by name, but we are in touch, and as I already stated, we plan to do all we can to limit the amount of time this Fascist regime remains in power.

    And BTW: voting machines have been found tampered with in Wisconsin and that's just the tip of the iceberg....something many of us are already aware of. You won't hear network news mention this, geeez, wonder why????

    I'll repeat it one more time without any reservation..Trump has seemingly won the election because of election fraud!!!. plain and simple! The evidence is overwhelming. He's not our president and never will be.

  • YOU gave them the MONEY to DESTROY YOU   2 days 6 hours ago

    It pisses the Donald off so I will re (tweet) post it for everyone to see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI3g_laToxE

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/04/snl-alec-baldwin-s-dona...

    I feel much better now.

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 12 hours ago

    Yes, Kend, you are in a bubble, one with very thick walls, wherein your math only calculates one side of the equation. What, you think you're something special because you're a business owner, cornering market savviness? Well, "Hooray for me." Or is it, "Woe is me." Hard to tell.

    Where do you think your profits come from, if employees/customers don't have enough money in their pockets to buy products because of unlivable wages, when most of the profits rise to the top of the greed pyramid? And who do you think pays the taxes, if millionaires and billionaires and mega-corporations weasel out of their fair share -- the taxes for hi-ways and bridges, sewer and water systems, an educated and healthy workforce, government agencies that ensure product safety, clean air, water, and food, the military, the police force, the firefighters, the court system, and all the rest of the infrastructure, of which tax dodgers take full advantage yet for which they don't want to pay?

    Taxes are the price of admission to live in a civilized society. Go live in Somalia; I hear their taxes are nearly nonexistent. See if a business model that pays starvation wages and no taxes can generate a profit there.

    So that's how you can compare a tax cut (giveaway) for a greedy, unpatriotic corporation to a bailout for patriotic workers who pay taxes and buy products (perhaps even yours), and who are now earning a healthy profit for their owners. If you can't pay livable wages and just taxes, then you have a piss-poor business model and should shut your doors and allow a smarter business owner to profit on your share of the market.

    Oh, by the way, Obama was prudent enough to put W. Bush's stratospheric, hidden debt openly on the books and to shoulder the responsibility. Besides, American Treasury bonds -- largely owned by American citizens -- are still the safest and most sought after investment in the world, affirmed by their low interest rates. So there's your so-called "evil" debt, which Democrats absolutely do count, and which Republicans absolutely do not.

    Break out of your bubble, Kend, and look up the "two Santa Clauses theory." It's your guys who've consistently run up the debt to such heady heights, starting with your "Saint" Reagan, who tripled it, while he lavished "tax deductions" on millionaires (mostly Republican donors) and raised taxes on the middle class 11 times. Some studies say 13 times, if you count all the double bank shots and angles of the dangle.

    Again (I'm serious), why do right-wing trolls bother to post comments on this blog without (obviously) listening to or reading what Thom has to say? If they did, it would engender more fruitful discussions. Thom is the first one to admit that he doesn't always get stuff right, but he sure tries hard to, and he is one helluva step ahead of most political observers out there, on either side of the aisle.

  • Veterans to Standing Rock (dishonest quote on program today)   2 days 13 hours ago

    At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! Had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would today, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
    -- Frederick Douglass

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 17 hours ago

    I believe Trump is trying to keep the optics up for his base. He may already be planning his 2020 re-election. Then he could say "Remember when I saved all of those thousands of jobs at Carrier?". Remember, the word "facts" is not a part of Trump's vocabulary. I don't klnow how many of his voters just wanted a Republican president although they know that he lies almost nonstop or how many of his voters are eating up the crap he spews. It may be 50/50. In the end we know who will benefit most from a Trump presidency, TRUMP!

  • President Elect Donald Trump is an unknown and that is okay...   2 days 17 hours ago

    Was the recent phone conversation between the leader of Taiwan and Trump just a hotel deal? Can you ever separate deals and diplomacy?

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 18 hours ago

    No deep space I am not in a bubble i am a business owner so have the unfortunate task of making a profit or I go out of business. How you can compare a tax deduction to a bailout is beyond me. Anyone can give away other people's money anyway to buy jobs. Obama put Americans about a trillion dollars a year in debt. Why is it that democrats don't count debt. All those interest payments are digging right into the healthcare and education budgets.

  • Are you EVER going to GROW UP America   2 days 19 hours ago

    Zap: Check out what US foreign aid has been to Africa. In the last few years, more than 4 times that of Israel's foreign aid. And for very little return as these "allies" are tenuous at best.

    The Us also has Social Security, and has welfare, like Israel.

    Single payer health care would be harmful to the middle class of this country. The middle class is the backbone of the US mainstream, and any effort to socialize health care completely and provide another disincentive to work "on the books" is not logical or helpful to the US. (Unless one thinks yet another "gimmee" to support disfunctional subcultures will help the economy, significantly reduce unwed motherhood, or get more persons in the "honest" economy).

    If single payer works for Israel, it is because it has a common culture that requires work for survival, and a much smaller , homogenous population that ostracizes sloth and/or harming the larger society as a whole by not working when one can. Israel also carefully screens and limits their immigrants to those that it is felt will not be a security threat, and will help Israel's economy. There is also mandatory military service. Israel is a totally different culture than ours, and in a totally different situation in terms of its own survival.

    The US would harm the productive workers and taxpayers of the US with single payer, while redistributing wealth, and incentive to work hard, from the middle class mainstream to cultural underclasses that have shown less and less desire to "get with the program".

    Israel has been, and will be, our ally in the Middle East. The only reason it still exists is because of its tenacity and military excellence. If the Oil-Rich Arab nations simply gave similar billions to relocationg the Palestinian refugees, the conflict in the Middle East would be significantly reduced. Why don't they? Why don't they publicly and through international agreement recognize Israel's right to exist?

    ( Also, if this aid to Israle is a 3 Billion "subsidy" to powerful corporations in America, it appears therefore that alot of this money will come back to the US. Unlike other foreign aid given that is never seen again by US taxpayers, or used, as foreign aid, should be, as a means of political, military, or economic leverage.

  • Please help me find this song parody that Thom plays on air!   2 days 19 hours ago

    Donny's Song (Parody of "Danny's Song" by Kenny Loggins)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1leMHFfyTVk

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 21 hours ago

    Donald Trump is not yet your president and you are already complaining about him saving jobs.. You got your ass kicked. Stop winning and go out and do something. You have eight years, three Supreme Court Justices, and 97 judges appointments to figure it out.

    Let's face it, your biggest fear is Trump may be successful.

    I am investing heavily in anti depressant and antacid drug manufacturers.

    Go Donald.

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   2 days 23 hours ago

    I guess Skeeter and his "Merica" are all basically braindead to the fact that crooked Donny manufactures all of his crap overseas....it's no secret, but never mentioned by the media, heaven forbid.

    So we have a scoundrel profiting from the practice of free trade pretending to be upset about free trade. The god damn lies never end...and we're all at fault for not speaking out...hardly a word mentioned about his Trump U scam settlement, or his ongoing charity fraud. I give up!

    Fact : Trump lost the election and the Teapublicans lost the Senate..swing states and all! Without NATO stepping in the election fraud will continue. I don't have stages of grief when it comes to fraud. I simply plan on being very very disobedient!!!!! I hope others join me. The fight has just begun.

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   3 days 24 min ago

    Sure doesn't sound like it, but I love your take anyway. :))))

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   3 days 30 min ago

    Deepspace:

    Nope, I have more, but for you it's all I need.:)

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   3 days 1 hour ago

    Well put, ErinRose! "Birds of a feather flock together." And the people should be able to see the whole goddamn gaggle first before voting. Another constitutional amendment should require all eligible voters to actually vote in this so-called democratic republic and be automatically registered at the legal age or upon gaining citizenship. Of course, our once great nation has strayed far from its founding principles in the headlong rush to fascism.

  • Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?   3 days 1 hour ago

    It could be that you don't understand "the left" (you know, those "other" people) because you're trapped in the "rightwing" bubble of lies and half-truths. Ya think?

    Hold your nose and consider "lefty" Nobel-winning Paul Krugman's math: "... at the rate of one Carrier-size deal a week, it would take Mr Trump 30 years to save as many jobs as President Obama did with the auto bailout ..."

    Evidently, your own math doesn't quite add up. Depending on which year you begin, ten to fifteen million jobs were generated during the Obama Administration -- not as many as Reagan or Clinton, for sure, but certainly more than W. Bush's dismal 8-some million. From whom, please remember, Obama inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression.

    You can "understand the left" further by checking out the infamous "Bikini Graph." The biggest (disingenuous) criticism Republicans can come up with is that the economy didn't recover fast enough for their liking, after they totally tanked it. Well, EXCUUUSE me!

    Perhaps your calculator needs a new battery.

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   3 days 3 hours ago

    It has become normal to lie to We, the People. All of the main stream candidates are doing it; like it's a big joke, or something. It is the epitome of condescension toward voters and makes a sham and a scam out of our elections system. What I don't get is where is the outrage from voters at having their elections system so blatantly hijacked?

    (I have wondered what's in all of those chemtrails they are raining down on us all of the time.)

    Possibly, in the future, we need to have candidates present their cabinets BEFORE we elect them, ie, they have to lock in their cabinets and present the total package so we really know what we are getting before we put the stamp of approval on them.

    All of this corruption is nothing but a business model that sucker punches the public time after time. I hope this country has the good sense and stoic fortitude to come together and get rid of the Establishment that is killing us not so softly.

  • Trump's Drain the Swamp Scam Has Been Exposed   3 days 3 hours ago

    Ou812: Ha! That's all ya got? When someone challenges empty, right-wing propaganda with easily verifiable facts, the only retort is a rather shallow and (if you must know) false portrayal of emotionalism? Actually -- not that personal feelings should matter to anyone else -- I thoroughly enjoy watching the spectacle of the gullible being taken in by such a ridiculous huckster. Real life is much more entertaining than a SNL skit. The narrative says more about the small minority of Fox "News"-type eligible voters (1/4th) than the phony-hair, pussy-grabbing fruitcake they are now compelled to defend. And the characters never cease to amaze! Please carry on...

  • President Elect Donald Trump is an unknown and that is okay...   3 days 4 hours ago

    This post will change serveral times over the next few days... Please copy and share out it is important espcially while free speech is allowed in the United States of America.

    There is a book out there written a long time about a Authoritive Government taking over America... Title "It can happen here"

    It is time for the United States of America and the World to see that it has happened here...

    It has happened here...

    While the NSA and FBI was looking at everyone's email they forgot to see how big money in politics was playing into politics in America. Government oversight of hiring process may have also played into filling many government authorities positions or law enforcement with no diversity in political beliefs or cultures.

    It has happened here...

    So, how did it happen?

    This process did not start in one election it has been a process of many years.

    The old wealthy plantation owners of the south rode in on the Trojan Horse of the Republican party... Have you ever seen the Lincoln picture with Republicans freed the slaves... that answer is, so complex to state the Republicans freed the slave is not true and certainly not the Republican party of today... Republicans in origination opposed leadership of hierarchies(Wealthy billionaires and Millionaires) and championed the common person to be in politics...

    If Trump or any billionaire or millionaire were true to their republican routes they would have taken an average person and championed them to the White House and all ranks of Senators and House Representatives.

    The Wealthy plantation owners that needs slaves and low wage earners to stay in control of the wealth of this nation are in power today.

    The best answer I can find or realize is that freeing of slaves happened because 620,000 soldiers died to decide freedom in this country for all. The war started because wealthy plantation owners did not want to lose their property and their method of making money caused other men and other people to suffer to protect their property rights and wealth.

The No BS Guide To The Upcoming Jill Stein Recount

It's almost like they have something to hide.

With one Jill Stein-led recount effort already underway in Wisconsin and additional recounts pending in Michigan and Pennsylvania, supporters of Donald Trump are now taking legal action to stop what they say is a baseless attempt to smear their candidate.

In Pennsylvania, Trump himself has joined up with the local Republican Party to block Jill Stein's request for a recount.

In Wisconsin, Trump Super PACS are doing the dirty work and have asked a federal judge to stop what they say is a violation of due process rights.