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February 2012

Re: MAEPD program and spend down for persons with disabilities

A Response to David Frum's Response To Andrew Sullivan

I had, in my naivete, assumed David Frum to be one of the few level-headed and reasonable public conservatives currently making the cable talk show rounds, along with Mark McKinnon, Reihan Salam and, well, that's all I've got. In fact Mr. Frum's brilliant November 2011 New York Magazine piece "When Did The GOP Lose Touch With Reality?" is a model of restraint and clear thinking.

Cost Cutting alone caused the Fukushima disaster NOT the earthquake or tsunami.

This from, once again, Greg Palast’s book “Vultures’ Picnic”:

Embrace Diversity - an example of a common bad of the "Lefty Elite"

Sorry, couldn't find the original post regarding some users recommended reading.

This is from page 281 of Greg Palast’s book “Vultures’ Picnic”: (buy the book)

Where does the Pipe Line Oil Go

Why send the oil all the way to the Gulf Coast Build a refinery up North near the Dakota oil fields,away from the hurricanes, if they think that this will help our fuel shortage or the price of crude I don't think this is about fuel shortage but about putting the oil on the market out of the gulf coast to be sold around the world. Any dent in the oil supply and the Suadis will just lower their output

Red Herring

Is the FBI "Blackballing" Files on Organized Stalking?

On January 17, 2012,,reporter Jason Leopold wrote an article for titled::


"Have you ever filed a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI and received a written response from the agency stating that it could not locate records responsive to your request?

Just Watched Inside Job, Collapse and Capitalism: a love story

So much info and should be a forced-to-watch threesome of every American. LOL, (not really laughing).

My cat ran and hid in the middle of Inside Job, she thought I was swearing at her and not the TV. ROFL

I'm a loyal everyday watcher of both of Thoms shows and have a Thoms FACT and GET(books,DVDs) notebook. I have been unemployed for over 3 years and 1.5 years into a Disability claim. I have time to go to the library and get what they have.

Keep the message and fight going that FDR wanted from us all.

Republican citizens?

Hi!! I'm thinking that the positions and actions of the Republican party clearly demonstrate that they no longer have appreciation and support for our American democracy. This is clearly demonstrated by an example of their stealing and buying our elections for a number of years. I'm suggesting that if they no longer want to be members of our democracy that they be allowed to secede to another country where they can be "all that they can be" in their own little minds and buy and sell all the laws and people they want.


Buy a Chrysler, hire a vet, pay your fair share in taxes to fix the damn bridges, and get the hell off my lawn...

i don't care for liars

The final solution from the Republican

I am a republican. I believe the final solution to unemployment is to place the unemployable 42 million families in the United States into prison. This is a very cost effective plan and offer a final solution to the unemployable in America. The average person on unemployment gets a yearly salary of $15,600 for doing nothing. The average prisoner costs about $25,000 a year. But with a privatized for profit pri

Romney loses even by "winning;" but if he wins the Big One, we all lose.

Poor Mitt, with apologies to the late Ann Richards, who sliced through another scion of the Blue Stocking Republican caste (or sub-species of RINOS), the guy who was born with a Rambler's bumper in his mouth loses even when he "wins."

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

The Problem of the Establishment

One thing that both parties have in common in this primary season is the fact that there's a sharp divide between "We, the People" populism, and the rich and powerful Washington establishment.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump is leading the race by running on a populist platform based on the fact that he's not beholden to the billionaires or lobbyists, and that he's never been part of the political establishment.