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Citizens United Question

Wondering if this ruling strips states of the right to set limits and regulations for state elections. For example, Texas had regulations on corporate donations lead to the Tom Delay conviction, So does the ruling supercede the state laws for state elections, or is it just allowing corporations to side-step the issue by indirectly making or breaking a candidate by funneling money through the Chamber of Commerce and other groups, which then pay for ads?

How about the poisons in vaccines, most of which are made in China? Supreme Court just said you can't sue

http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/02/supreme-court-ruling-abandons-vaccine...

When someone explains to me why I can say " I love cars, cars are good but I have a right to the safest possible car" but I can't say
" Vaccines are good for most children, but I saw mine get harmed with my own eyes and then found out vaccines have neurotoxins in them that some children can't process" then maybe parents like me will let this go.

Please play the song Utah Phillips - There is Power In The Union

Please play the song Utah Phillips - There is Power In The Union This Wisconsin union debate has totally woken me up from my 40 year political sleep, I am ready to go out and demonstrate like back in the 70's.

i have never been prouder of the Dems in my state assembly of Indiana--and those that came out today to support them in a Skype meeting...

....many of my fellow Hoosiers made it a point of honor to articulate, as one woman i happened to see on our local Fox! station just now, that she ,,,'stand(s) with the working men and women...' and i think she said families, too. this was in the same local Fox channel moments ago that reported Wisconsin Walker plans to arrest their Dems who also went to Illinois as the Indiana Dems have--to prevent the Repubs in each state's legislature from having a quorum to pass some laws that will do grave damage to education and workers' rights.

Huckabee Has a Series of Brain Farts

Thanks to Fox, you know the cable channel that is fair and balanced in their own minds, (remember they helped elect their "eloquent" and former host John Kasich, governor of Ohio) had the Huckster on Bill O'Reilly this week talking about how "different" (read un-American-not-lie-us) Barrack Obama is. It's interviews like this that validate the survey that was taken by the University of Maryland back in December concluding that Fox viewers are the most misinformed viewers of, well, news.

How Scott Walker & Company plan to 'clean out' pensions

Must read. Walker & Co have a plan on how to clear out and pensions and prevent any in the future.

http://kristenemery.com/2011/02/23/does-governor-scott-walker-have-a-smoking-gun-buried-in-the-budget-bill/

"Meow Meow" Aliens confuse Russia for Wisconsin during recent visit to take Walker back to home world

Sorry, but I'm trying to maintain my sense of humor ...get a load of this

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361878/Russian-flight-controllers-UFO-aliens-speak-cat-like-language.html

“Close encounters of the purred kind: Aliens spoke to us in a 'cat-like language' claim Russian flight controllers”

80- 85% premium payout rule lacks real teeth - abuses to continue under ObamaCare

Obama Premium Rule Would Effect only 16% of Insurers

By Gavin Magor

Thoughts about program aired on Chicago radio 3/3/2011

. . Though I'm generally aligned with views from Thom . . a couple points made I think were a little weak or off . .

1) Thom made the analogy in his conversation about bombing Libya . . that though he had issues with many stances of former President Bush, if someone came and bombed our air fields (back then) . . . He (Thom) would become more aligned with Bush . . (( I forgot some words in his analogy, but I think the spirit of his analogy was clear enough )).

Huh? Jeb Bush

Sure, he's no FDR or Teddy Roosevelt, but isn't one Obama in the hand worth more than a third Bush.

AMERICAN PEOPLE'S LIBERTY PARTY

WE HAVE DECIDED TO DRAFT THOM HARTMANN FOR OUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. WE NEED YOU TO POST COMMENTS TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO BE THE LEADER OF OUR PARTY AS HE IS ONE OF THE FEW PATRIOTS LEFT AND IS VERY VERY BRAVE TO TAKE ON THE KOCH BROS WHEN NO ONE ELSE WILL. OUR PARTY IS BASICALLY WHAT THE OLD DEMOCRATIC PARTY USED TO BE...FOR THE WORKERS. I BET DUE TO CURRENT EVENTS IN WISCONSIN AND OTHER STATES THERE ARE MANY REPUBLICANS (UNION MEMBERS) WHO HAVE REALIZED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS A PARTY OF DICTATORS AND MONEY GRUBBERS AND DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE PEOPLE.

mike huckabee

To whom it may concern

Scott Walker

Walker, is the Koch brother's, weasle A weasle is defined as, "a certain small carnivore..... "a cunning sneaking fellow." Pretty much sums up Walker"s character.

Republican lapdog?

What do you call a republican lapdog?

a Kocher spaniel

If Obama is the only choice then we have no choices.

The Democratic Party will not change while there's no pain for offering us Obama. I'll vote against him in the primaries if given the chance, and if he get's there, I'll vote against him in the general election.

I don't value any difference between him and a Republican, more than I value the opportunity to express my dissatisfaction with corporate Democrats from Clinton on.

This is not a conversation anymore, it's a datapoint that Democratic leaders can ignore or use.

Currently Chatting

The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.