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A GOP Senate in 2014 Will Destroy the Republican Party from Within

Just look at what the GOP has done with its control of the House to get an idea of what I'm predicting.

Hazmats for Halloween?

Just guessing, but Hazmats ought to be popular in some circles. There was a cartoon a few years ago after Liza Minelli's brand new husband was getting beaten by her, Liza costumes for Halloween were so scary.

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Whistleblower you never heard of

I was reading a bit about the late Sally Ride. She was one of very few that supported Roger_Boisjoly after he was proven right about the flaws in the O-ring system on the Challenger space shuttle. She was on the investigative team and became acquainted Boisjoly. He had to quit Morton-Thiokol, they didn't like being wrong. He wrote of flawed decision making that might be in other companies too, that used a caucus to decide while under pressure from a customer.

Supreme Court's neutrality questioned on seperation of church and state issues

Among Justices, Considering a Divide Not of Gender or Politics, but of Beliefs

During its last term, the Supreme Court narrowly decided two cases bearing extensively on the separation of church and state. Both of them broke along familiar 5-4 lines, and both of them implicitly raised a question hardly anyone has asked about a court that is entirely composed, for the first time in American history, of Roman Catholic and Jewish justices.

14 year old boy kills the girl that said no

WTF? A popular kid on the homecoming committee, and football player, kills the girl that rejected him for a date. He then killed himself. In some states the parents can be sued for not keeping the gun away from their kid that kills with it.

GOP litmus test

"Are you smarter than a third grader?" "Third grade or what?" "Welcome to the GOP"

I first wrote "Are you dumber than a third grader?" Both questions work, which is better? What a dilemma!

Following Marathon Argument Conservative Member Admits Bias Comes From Anti-Gay Group, Not 9th Circuit

Here is our conservative friend finally admitting, after a marathon argument, that a statistical analysis, which he originally believed showed that there is a bias in favor of same-sex couples coming from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is actually what contains the bias: re: "Ninth Circuit’s neutrality questioned on gay rights"by mjolnirOct.

What does sex have to do with same-sex marriage?

Moving this question from
Ninth Circuit thread to it's own thread.

To mjolnir:

OK, now would you please enlighten us about what sex has to with same sex marriage?

"Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife"

Why the f*ck would e-mails to Holder's wife be "priviledged"?

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South FL state

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I support this wholeheartedly. The redneck riviera can f#ckoff. The keys, Dade, Broward and others want to include science in governing. The Obgyn terrorists can just pray all they want.

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

Voter fraud, or election re-engineering?

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Canadian Gun Violence

Canada's hightened security had focused on knives and hand guns. The first guy used a car, the 2nd a shotgun. The US gun tragedies for comparison, in Aurora the guy had a 100 round drum magazine, in Sandy Hook 15-30 round clips, Virginia Tech, Gabby Gifford's, and more had so much more fire power. Canada fatalities are 1+1, the US barely covers a single fatality. Canadians have guns, they hunt a lot, just not people. Assault rifles are for hunting people and Canadians have no use for them. The US has a single gun nut sniper in the Poconos, Canada's was in Ottawa.

Neither Metric Nor Democratic...

I posted this as a comment to another's message, maybe you've read it there. Anyway, here it is again:

"Puerto Rico upholds gay marriage ban"

'A federal judge in Puerto Rico upheld the territory’s gay marriage ban in an opinion Tuesday that could reignite legal challenges against same-sex marriage in some Northeastern states.
“Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage,” U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez said.

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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