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  • Will Gorsuch's Ties To Billionaire Phillip Anschutz Sink His Nomination?   3 days 15 hours ago

    Trump is a liar; Republicans are hypocrites; Democrats are over-thinkers; voters are stupefied; media are blind; billionaires are laughing; U.S. democracy is a joke.

  • How the Democrats Went Wrong Right   3 days 15 hours ago
    Quote zapdam:Legend, I think anyone with a half a brain would take another four years of Obama over this child like petulant lunatic now in power if it were possible , but Obama is still a corporatist right of center Democrat. he's still a mass murderer, nothing can change that. Somehow Americans believe because a person is elected president, he or she can kill at will with impunity ,under the guise of protecting national interests of America.

    So you would accept a "mass murderer" as POTUS? You, the world and I will never know how many American lives he saved with his actions. I will stand by his decisions. You allow the terrorists to "kill at will with impunity".

  • Will Gorsuch's Ties To Billionaire Phillip Anschutz Sink His Nomination?   3 days 16 hours ago

    FKnauss - riches have bought the government already mate

    They have knowingly induced and produced a population in 'sleep mode' by educational dumb down and pc messages complete with media manipulation

    This is all intentional manipulation of human minds and already known by power for many, many years and not just decades

    To start off... political lobbying needs to be abolished

    END

  • Will Gorsuch's Ties To Billionaire Phillip Anschutz Sink His Nomination?   3 days 16 hours ago

    We need to be very concerned about the continued handing of our government to the billionaire class. I think domination and dictatorships are their ultimate goal.

  • Will Gorsuch's Ties To Billionaire Phillip Anschutz Sink His Nomination?   3 days 16 hours ago

    Robber baron era all over again

    When will we ever learn?

  • Pre-existing Conditions: Trump has already expended his lifetime allowance: time to pull his plug.   3 days 17 hours ago

    That leaves the choice between Tweetie the Bomber and the Bimbo successors-- the generational new low. The presidential Hippocratic oath needs to be Do No Destruction of Civilization. Not a good choice, but probably a necessary one. It called minimizing your losses among disgusting options.

  • Kim jong-Trump?   3 days 17 hours ago

    Roland ,thanks for that comment . Yes it's pretty frustrating when the supposedly most liberal Web site in America starts imposing this harsh censorship while trying to pretend they're progressive.

  • How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office   3 days 17 hours ago

    No, that particular quote is the bone you are slobbering over, which was taken from a WaPo fact-checker link that you also posted in an earlier thread. Try to take an old bone away from an old dog, and they'll growl!

    However, when one actually takes the time to read into it and crosscheck it with other sources, your chewed-up, splintered bone does not disprove the well-documented fact that Rubio was absolutely the initial Republican liar who first tumbled onto the complicated risk-corridor angle of the dangle way back when, who falsely termed it as a "bailout, and who then inspired all the other Republican liars to run with it, flesh it out, and codify it into their sleazy legislation.

    Sure, he may not have been the stooge who physically "slipped" it into the final omnibus bill that passed, but he certainly deserves the most infamy, despite how many other Nazis are falling all over themselves to take credit for sabotaging the ACA that resulted in the insurance companies' mass exodus.

    BTW, your quick response indicates that you spent more time struggling to type words into some semblance of cognizance than bothering to study the other sources provided, before firing from the hip ...unless you are an amazing speed reader who can retain full comprehension.

    Nah, no thanks; "alternative facts" are best left to sad little Trump trolls, who love to chew on the green, slimy bones they dig out of the swamp.

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday March 21st, 2017   3 days 18 hours ago

    Not relevant to recent post but...... Thom is correct from his information provided today. I have sat and watched him (Gorsuch) from 4:30 till 5:00. He is "playing" Ward Cleaver,(leave it to Beaver), Fred Macmurry ((sp sorry)) my four sons) and Robert Young (father knows best), with the lead and help of all these fachist republican questioners like I never in my life have seen. I was wondering if they all just might build a campfire and make smores! This is such a psychological con job of the highest order that certainly is unpresedented in my 60 years. I almost had to go vomit! What a damn piece of work he is.

  • How the Democrats Went Wrong Right   3 days 18 hours ago

    `That is a risk I am willing to take, Zap. And how would that differ from the present? Besides, Bernie was just a guy who spoke the truth, knew what needed to be done, and had enough political experience to put a campaign together. There are several thousand potential Bernies around. Fearing to risk the little one has forever precludes any hope of victory. I cannot be part of any Democratic Party whose leaders are far to the right of Dwight Eisenhower.

    PantSuitonFire, Devious Debbie and their ilk at the DLC still own and operate the DNC. The longer one supports this extremely corrupt Democratic Party the stronger the Republicans will get, while an implosion of the Democratic Party will be followed in short order by an implosion of the Republican Party.

    Roland

  • Kim jong-Trump?   3 days 18 hours ago

    That happens to me too, Zap. Perhaps that is just another glitch, the people maintaining this site are not the sharpest pencils in the box.

    Given the high degree of censorship here, how can Thom call himself a progressive?

    Roland

  • 10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible   3 days 19 hours ago

    Answer the question RS, or are you afraid of being exposed? Lets try this one more time. Did you go to the same school as Zap because both of you are lacking in comprehension abilities.

    Anti-GMO is anti science because there is not a shred of scientific evidence that says GMO foods are unhealthy, or harm you in any way. But the left insists that they be "labeled" as GMO. Why? They are no different than any other foods. Can you understand that RS? Is that simple enough for you? I'm sure you understood the first time but now you are just trying to deflect.

    GMO foods will help to feed the worlds hungry. Why do you hate hungry people RS? Why does the left not want to feed the worlds hungry?

    What has happened to the democratic party in this country?

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday March 21st, 2017   3 days 19 hours ago

    We just learned yesterday that the Trump campaign team and administration are under investigation by the FBI. This includes Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Why should President Trump be allowed to nominate a Supreme Court Justice when he and Pence could be facing impeachment and criminal charges.

    The question was asked what the Senate should do about the Gorsuch nomination. I believe any nominations by Donald Trump should not be considered until after the Investigation is concluded, and we know if our president is 'a crook' or not.

    The Democratic and Independent Senators should refuse to consider the Gorsuch nomination.

  • 10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible   3 days 19 hours ago

    Thanks for clarifying, Roland (#25). I should be reassured.

    So, can you please help us understand where the notion that 'the world began only 4/6/10 thousand years ago' got started, what cultural groups found it relevant, and why?

  • How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office   3 days 19 hours ago

    So let's all help poor Thom get the facts straight. Since the election he and most of the Democrat party seem a bit shell shocked. Other leftie/socialists even further out on the ledge, just resort to making jackasses of themselves.

    From your links,

    "A little-noticed health care provision that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida slipped into a giant spending law last year has tangled up the Obama administration, sent tremors through health insurance markets and rattled confidence in the durability of President Obama’s signature health law
    As written, this is not correct. Rubio did not slip the provision into last year’s giant spending law. Like this year’s giant spending law, last year’s omnibus bill was the result of a leadership-driven process that drew on substantive expertise from the relevant committee staffs but did not much involve most members of either house. Rubio does not appear to have had any role in its drafting. The risk-corridor provision, like most similar policy riders in the bill, was produced by key committee staffers, in this case (because of the unique expertise of two or three specific individuals) Republican staffers on the Senate Budget Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee."

  • 10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible   3 days 20 hours ago

    Oops! Sorry dirty coal my bad, I gave you more than one sentence at a time to parse.

    quote from #20 (just one sentence this time), "I only gave you the chance to prove that you're making that kind of statement from a position of knowledge."

    And so far you're scoring an f-.

  • How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office   3 days 20 hours ago

    Diane #6: "Thom: Why do you keep repeating this Rubio lie? Have you never read the facts surrounding the NY times article you so fervently want to believe, or is it you know better but who cares because it fits the meme?"

    ...a classic case of projection ...a dog with a bone. Too bad it's plastic.

    The first link below demonstrates that, yes, Rubio is a worthless liar (like most Republicons). The rest of the links (a small sample) definitively support Thom's contention in his Alter Net article that, yes, Rubio was indeed the main worthless Republican liar who inspired the anti- "risk corridor" legislation inserted into the larger budget bill, even though he may not have been an actual sponsor-liar or a member of the gang of final sausage-maker liars.

    But, by all means, slobber away on your fake bone:

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/25/marco-rubio/rubio-we-wiped-out-obamacare-bailout-fund-insuranc/

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-25/marco-rubio-didn-t-kill-obamacare-but-here-s-how-he-undermined-it

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/428706/did-rubio-kill-obamacares-risk-corridors-yuval-levin

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2015/12/15/yes-marco-rubio-led-the-effort-to-end-obamacares-health-insurance-slush-fund/#121e80524688

    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/261244-rubio-budget-win-is-dealing-heavy-blow-to-obamacare

    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/263396-spending-bill-includes-rubio-ban-on-obamacare-bailout

    http://ijr.com/2016/10/708842-obamacare-premium-hikes-are-all-marco-rubios-fault-says-the-man-who-made-the-law/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-marco-rubio-is-quietly-killing-obamacare/2015/12/14/c706849a-a275-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html?utm_term=.dbeea52a66fa

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-obamacare-risk-corridor-20160518-snap-story.html

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday March 21st, 2017   3 days 20 hours ago

    Thom,

    your last caller today suggested texting 50409, then Resist, then zip, to send message to folks in Washington DC... our RRT group in Scappoose has recommended using this...here is the article about this process...it seems "legit"

    https://www.good.is/admin/preview/post/anti-trump-tech

    will listen tomorrow for your thoughts / feedback about this app...thanks

    Brad...on the water in Scappoose, OR

  • HOW MY DAUGHTER WAS CURED FROM LUNGS CANCER WITH CANNABIS OI;   3 days 20 hours ago

    Thanks Sue.

  • 10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible   3 days 20 hours ago
    Quote k. allen:As I understand it (not to say I do) when Roman society overcame Greek traditions and pre-existing oral traditions, a new context for history was established, along with a new time-frame stating that "the world" began at that time - excluding knowledge of former cultures ... kind of like a 'new world order' and rewriting history to suit ruling powers of the times?

    A quibble. Roman society never overcame Greek society. The Romans conquered Greece and controlled trade. But both the culture and language of the Mediterranean remained Greek until the Roman Empire began to shed lintels. JC never said Et Tu Brute, his last (unrecorded) words were in Greek.

    Time and calendars are a voluminous subject. In the Republic Romans identified years by their sequence in a Consul's time in office. In the Empire it was by sequence in an Emperor's reign. At least when Emperors usually ruled more than a year.

    Roland

  • Kim jong-Trump?   3 days 20 hours ago

    Seems my IP address has been flagged and blocked by Thom Hartmann. When using my home computer, all I get is blank page when I go to the blog site. Perhaps time to move on to another blog site that doesn't censor valid comments ,no matter how harsh or critical they may be interpreted.

  • Requiescat In Pace Chuck Berry   3 days 21 hours ago

    Bible beating rednecks are accustomed to being shocked by reality.

    Roland

  • Pre-existing Conditions: Trump has already expended his lifetime allowance: time to pull his plug.   3 days 21 hours ago
    Quote PhilfromOhio:Your GOD is going to get his arse subpoenaed to testify in the near future. Maybe you can write him in prison.

    Impeachment while Pence is breathing and the Repugs hold Congress is a really bad idea. Either Pence or Eddie Munster would be much worse than Combover.

    Roland

  • Friendship with McCain is Toxic for Ukraine (LTE, fingers crossed!)   3 days 21 hours ago

    "A neocon like McCain who appears eager to ignite World War III in our own backyard deserves no such praise." "Never forget that Senator McCain has advocated for United States military involvement in at least fifteen countries in the past thirty years, none of which as a form of direct retaliation for attacks made on American soil. "

    McCain is a politician who would say anything to stay in the limelight of political office, he's actually a danger to the US and the world. He's not the first right wing nut case repeatly elected, Republican Peter T King representing New York second district for 20 years, is an admitted supporter of IRA Irish terrorists, who actually openly raised financing used in bombings and killings in Great Britain.

    America and NATO broke an agreement with Russia, that they would never surround or threaten Russia's border's in return for taking down the Berlin Wall and dissolving the old USSR. If Russia did to the US what America has done to Russia, the US would be in a constant state of the highest level of DEFCON nuclear readiness or at minimum using CIA agents to destabilize and secretly attack Russian installations. This latest US attempt to flex it's muscle using the Ukraine as a base, is a total American conspiracy involving CIA involvement overthrowing an elected Ukraine government through violence, and installing an extremist right wing government hostile to Russia right on Russia's doorstep. This is quite rightfully seen by the Russian's as a betrayal of an agreement and aggression by the US.

    Truth is with regards to Russia, Trumps racist republican party actually love the whiteness of Russia ,that's why up till recently Putin 's been a rock star on Fox News and the republican circuit. Trump and the republicans are lesser threat than a Hillary presidency and this might just be behind Russian friendliness to to electing Trump. This just might be nothing more nefarious than Russia's attempt at self preservation and could blame then at that. newrepublic.com/article/72300/peter-kings-secret-terrorism-loving-history

  • Daily Topics - Monday March 20th, 2017   3 days 21 hours ago

    I've noticed that you haven't talked about the hearings related to Russian hacking of the election and the possible collusion of the Trump campaign with Russian intelligence. You also a seem to dismiss the importance of the Russian hacking. Is it because you broadcast on RT?

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