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For all of you dirty socialists out there...

You probably already know this but for those who don't, I identify the real socialists in this country. Hint - it ain't you...

Ralph Nader -- You will be a huge negative influence in the election next election and people will die if you run -- stay the hell out of it!



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Our Modest Writer Revealed

Ah ha! Leighmf—you've not bragged enough about yourself! (That is you, right? And I mean "modest" as in humble.)

How lucky we are to have this fine writer among us!

I thought I recognized something in you. Anytime you want to give a critique, feel free. I need all the help I can get. :-)

(with hopes I have not embarrassed you.)

Troy Davis

A white cop is shot dead. Several people are in the area. It's almost dark. The real killer steps up and fingers an innocent bystander, who happens to be a black man, Troy Anthony Davis. This bystander is arrested, and charged with the murder. He is then convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to death.

The Underwire

The Underwire by leighmf, on the present state of underwear

To be the target of desire,
must I be gouged with underwire?
Girls, does this make any sense?
Such ideas came from whence?

Why not push-ups in men's wear?
Padded pants at which we'd stare?
Underwire each boxer and brief,
torpedo-size the Commander in Chief!


Health Care

Tax all employed individuals at the rate of 3%, and create a public sector health care option. If every employed person from age is required to contribute, everyone can have coverage. This would create a "right" to health care and for every right their should be a responsibility. That responsibility should be to take care of your health. Those who intentionally impact their health negatively (smokers, alcoholics, obease) should pay an additional 1% into this fund. We force people to buy car insurance, so why not health insurance.

A Historical Perspective

Bill Bergman

Ain't it great to see news instead of feeling like your being fed BULL****?

Lets Have Class Warfare

There should be no surprise when President Obama says that the wealthiest among us should pay their fair share in taxes that the right is sent crying class warfare with a truly remarkable quickness. Fact is these guys are just rotten shills, bought and paid for political hookers looking out for their oligarchs. No surprises, this is the way of things. These Tea Party sons of bitc

Job-killing tax cuts

Wake up Liberals! The GOP mantra of "job-killing taxes" is pure bunk. In fact, it is really just the opposite. Job-killing tax cuts take money away from infrastructure and other worthwhile, job-creating projects and leaves more money in the hands of the "job creators', as styled by our Republican friends. This is good, they say because these are the people that create new jobs. Well, it turns out that is absolutely true. They do indeed create jobs . . . in China, India and elsewhere but not in the good old USA!

The Car Seat Generation

I have wondered what the effects of raising an entire generation in car seats were. The car seat puts a baby in an external womb, one that is buckled in the back seat of a car for their safety. The safety engineers even ask that we face the child toward the rear of the car. The child cannot see where they are going, only where they have been.

This sets their perspective before they can think. Safety is the most important thing in the growing youth, more so than a Constitution of the United States. It is not safe to look at where they are going.

The TRUTH about Taxes

Let’s hope that Warren Buffet is better at managing funds than he is at tax policy. After Buffett complained that his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does, Barack Obama decided to call his new class-warfare taxes “the Buffett Rule” and emphasize that he wants to make taxes more “fair.” But was Buffett right? According to an AP fact check — and just about every ounce of common sense that exists outside of the class-warfare fever swamps of the White

Why ObamaCare when its Trillions$$$ cheaper to go Medicare/cade For All?!?!?!

In Matt Taibbi's recent book he refers to ObamaCare as a direct cash exchange (launder taxpayer money through the health insurance industry to get some back in the form of campaign donations) with the Health Insurance Industry in order to secure the industry's backing in Obama re-election bid.

White House-backed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

This just in from CREDO:

"The president's plan which was unveiled yesterday includes raising taxes on the super wealthy, but it also opens the door to damaging cuts to Medicare and Medicaid benefits. These programs are protected from cuts unless the so-called super committee votes to slash them to protect military spending and the wealthiest taxpayers. "

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Community Archive

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.