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  • Tell Mr President "WE 8 OUR PEEZ!"

    joliet joe's picture

    we 8 our peas when we've lost wages in the last 20 yrs

    we 8 our peas when we lost trillions of home value

               W8OP  when we lost millions of jobs

       W8OP  when we have 50 million uninsured

                W8OP  when a quarter of our children are in poverty

                           ...................and on and on.

     

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    WE 8 OUR PEAS!

  • Primary election for the dems

    Bill300's picture

        It seems President Obama needs to be challenged with a primary. Feingold/ grayson ticket running on The Bull Moose platform would get my vote. it's unbelievable that the Bull Moose platform is 100 years old and we are in the same situation.

  • Are we slaveholders?

    cavolina10's picture

    According to the Supreme Court, a lofty body of some very shallow minds, corporations are persons. If I own stock in a corporation, it must therefore follow that I own a person. QED I am a slaveholder, an owner of a person.

  • The Art of Politics: Honest Bastards, Phonies, and Authentic Spirits

    “The most essential skill in political theater and a consumer culture is artifice. Political leaders, who use tools of mass propaganda to create a sense of faux intimacy with citizens, no longer need to be competent, sincere, or honest. They need only to appear to have these qualities.”  —Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion, the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

    In a lighthearted mood leading up to the 2008 election, I wrote the following:

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  • NO Compromise!

    Dan4liberty's picture

    Obama talks about the Emancipation Proclamation and the compromise that Lincoln had to do, and in the same breath compromise with the right on Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI. So are we suppose to compromise until SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid are gone, because that's their agenda.

  • Two Other Points

    TarryFaster's picture

    1. Everyone knows that when one gives into a bribe or ransom demand, they become extremely vulnerable to additional demands.

    2. Why isn't anyone pointing out that it was the Koch Brothers who funded the initial startup of the Tea Baggers?  Why aren't we now attempting to expose the very strong possibility that it is the Koch Brothers who are controlling the Tea Baggers that are now installed in the House and ransoming our legislation?

  • Job Creators

    MJames's picture

    A possible solution for allowing or not allowing the tax breaks to expire on the "job creators".  Tell them to create jobs within 6 months or the tax breaks expire retroactive to January 1, 2011.  Problem solved!

  • ALEC

    TarryFaster's picture

    DK's Exposing ALEC & Protest ALEC efforts pay off big time this week!"I have to put that into proper context so everyone understands how important it is to

  • An alternative to the TEA PARTY

    Rich Rollison's picture

    i really think the country needs a viable alternative to the TEA PARTY! What don't we start our own movement- for the REST of us...left AND center ? It could be THE SILENT MAJORITY..which is very accurate,and ironic if you remember the original adoption of the phrase by the right in the seventies. I would try to start it but am not technological enough to figure out how to properly put up a site or blog,then make it viral.I would love to team up with someone who could do that.I have been an activist and organizer since 68,so i can contribute creatively...and passionately !

  • Goodbye, Grant Park. I'm Done.

    claywoman's picture

    I ran the gamut of emotions yesterday, from disgusted to really, really disgusted. Over the past several weeks, I have been calling and writing my congressional deligation, regarding the deficit, and the false allegation that cutting Social Security and Medicare will do anything to defray it. And I have written the White House repeatedly. I kept hoping it might matter. But I have finally exhausted any capacity to care.