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Its Time....

I am 58 and the son of a WWII veteran, as a child, I used to pore over my father's books, especially a 5 volume set called "A Pictorial History of WWII". My question as a youth was how a good and decent people like the Germans could be led so far astray by Hitler and the Nazis. After watching the Republican performance on C-span this morning, I no longer wonder. Nothing but lies and propaganda by Boehner, Cantor, etc. Lets face the truth of what these people are about before its too late!

Even Mel Brooks couldn't make this up.

Anybody thinking that this whole debt ceiling stand-off is reminiscent of that scene from “Blazing Saddles”? (No, not that one! Although if you watched C-SPAN long enough, I can see why you would think that.) No, it's the scene in which Bart, after every citizen in town has drawn guns on him, pulls out his own revolver, presses it to his own temple, and says “Drop it, or I swear I'll blow this [deleted]'s head ALL OVER THIS TOWN!"

Chinese Factory Workers

Hello all,

Here are two more comics from my website, http://www.jerkscomics.com. This week's topic, Chinese Factory Workers.

Cheers!

Sterling Lambert

THP subscriber

http://www.jerkscomics.com

What is government?

Although now retired, I am an engineer by trade. In engineering, you learn that inside every big problem is just a bunch of little problems intimately connected together. So when tackling a project, solve all the little problems, and this solves the big problem inherently. After many years you begin to find your daily life being fit into your philosophy. As a result, my life has been guided by these engineering principles, so I tend to be a "simplifying" kind of guy.

paper trail to document bush/chenny actions

How do find the documented paper trail to document the comments Thom makes about Dick Chenny’s and George Bush’s comments and actions about gas and oil rights in Iraq and Iran and the wars that were started from before they took office through their terms in office.

Once There was a Statesman,

and now there are none.

These quotes are attributed to Benjamin Disraeli (late 1800’s) but might well serve us today. I've changed a few of them but I don't think that Ben would mind)

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection, it is plunder.

Obama's fuzzy tax math

Obama wants to tax the top 2% in order to balance the budget, a campaign line that Obama has used since 2007. Unfortunately, that won’t solve the problem, not even if we taxed the top 2% at a 100% rate.

The Commander that couldn't.

Obama's speech was actually more poignant and targeted than I expected.

Is Obama ramping up for the big (unnecessary) give away?

Along this same line of obvious questioning, Is a hog's arse pork?

The Shamrock Two-Step

House Speaker Boehner has on national TV unmistakeably worn the Shamrock Colors to Battle in his latest polka dot party tie. These are the Colors of the Amarillo Bank Gang, which in its upper strata are Don Powell, Walker and Trotter, the mad Maddens, and Walt Disney. Their Doppleganger is the Yellow Industries of Taxis, Pages, and Books. Remember the publisher Doubleday! The Daily Double. Double your pleasure with DOUBLE MINT gum.

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Obama’s Rancid Integrity on Social Security

“…serious deficit reduction would still require us to tackle the tough challenges of entitlement…”

Govt Priorities ignore "horn of uncertainty"

When dealing with financial and economic phenomena it pays to remember that the further out in time you go the smaller will be the probability associated with any individual outcome.

U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cash from part of a $2.16 billion U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The disclosure is another example of the persistent difficulty the U.S. military has in keeping its massive war funding from reaching the insurgents it is fighting in the unpopular, decade-old Afghan war.

Obama Appointment GE’s Immelt and Immelt’s GE a Member of ALEC

yea right, a guy with an IQ of only 111 is playing three dimensional chess when he threatens to cut Social Security after Appointing the CEO of a Member firm of ALEC to a high ranking government position

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What’s the Difference Between Cancer and Donald Trump?

So-called “free market" or "unregulated capitalism” is really nothing more than the cancer-stage of capitalism. And that uninhibited cancerous growth has spread, so that now even our political system is infected with the cancer of corporatism.

Donald Trump’s candidacy is an example of how our political system is being eaten alive by the cancer-stage of capitalism.