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If Corporations Are "People"... Can I Become A Corporation?

I asked this question over two years ago...

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/06/if-corporations-are-people-can...

And someone gave it more thought than I.... just one example:

Sex Robots

http://thoughtmaybe.com/my-sex-robot/ I don't know why but Sam Cooke's "Another saturday night and I ain't got nobody" began spinning in my mind. I wonder what that evangelical preacher claiming gays are demon possessed would say about sex with silicone and coltran. S&C sounds kinky doesn't it? Either that or trading stamps.

Evangelical Hate Mongering: This Level of Self-Righteous Intolerance is What Provokes Violence Against the LGBT Community

Below is an example of the sort of rhetoric that comes from the Evangelical community aimed at the LGBT communnity. This goes beyond preaching doctrine and enters the realm of hate speech. It is intended to stir up fear and anger directed toward the LGBT community for aggrieving their God-fearing family and friends as though they are the victims. This level of vitriol often leads to violence and sometimes death. The minister responsible for this hate speech together with his wife founded a ministry called "Holy Fire Ministries"

Afghan Aid Boondoggle

If we are lucky, history will judge Bush a worse president than Obama. Bush v Gore may turn out to be the most significant event in the past 50 years. Maybe it is time for the US to learn it cannot impose western style democracy on tribal cultures. Look at the difference in results of the Marshall Plan aid and the Afghan aid.

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-afghanistan-us-a...

Pot vs Assault

The NFL suspended a Ravens player for 2 games after he assaulted his fiance, knocking her unconcious. The NFL suspended another player for 6 games, he piss tested positive for pot [the test renders a positive result for a month after use, and has false positives]. A no victim infraction is 3 times worse than a a serious assault rendering the victim (remember, no victim vs victim) unconscious. It must be because pot calms and pot might make a player, the team's warrior, a pussy. Beating your wife or fiance proves you're not a pussy, whew!

Gun Nut Psychology?

I own a gun, so I'm clearly not referring to all gun owners. And yet we had to admit that some people probably should never be allowed to have a gun.

This is only dialog from a 1954 Frank Sinatra movie called Suddenly... where Sinatra... a WWII Section 8 case, now paid assassin, is holding people hostage in a house waiting for the president to arrive. It's obviously fiction, and yet the sentiment strikes a chord. We can't deny that for some there's a mystique behind gun ownership that is dangerous. Some might believe it gives them the power of God and they like it:

Election Season

It is election Season again. My caller ID shows 800 or toll free numbers several times a day. These are the polls. I wonder what caller ID does to the polls when people like me (smart Democrats) will not answer or take the time. I get numerous emails crafted different ways to ask for money. We have to get money out of politics. On my retirement income I cannot compete with the Koch Brothers so why give at all. There is room for dispair. I have not even been successful at volunteering for the Democratic party.

Cruz Moon

Ted Cruz, the new tea party mascot for the house, did it again, he mooned the Speaker of the House [metaphorically]. "You think you're going to legislate? (wher's the camera?) LOOK AT THIS". He must have his fans, Sarah is one and he doesn't mind standing next to her when she finds a camera. Maybe he's looking for a spot on her new network.

Spying Pays Off Big

http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/31/former-nsa-director-keith-alexander-ma...

Former NSA director Keith Alexander may have sold classified info for $1M per month

BREAKING: In Historic Move, Obama Signs Executive Order Impeaching Himself

Frustrated by GOP’s Unwillingness to Take the Bait, Obama Signs First-Ever Self-Impeachment Order

Letter vs Spirit

The bogus lawsuit against Obama is based on enforcement and prosecution rather than whether a law was broken. The Letter of the law vs the Spirit of the law is and has often been used to determine the efficacy of actions ignored or vehemently pursued. TX and Scalia enforced it's statute against hand jobs and blow jobs, however a jury would likely invoke nullification procedures, yes they're guilty but we don't stone people for peeing in the nautical direction of Mecca either.

Bob McDonell

The story is high soap opera drama. The movie should be good. The lecherous conniving wife, hapless good ol' boy, corrupt business titan, and country club largesse are elements in the formula. Lyndsey Lohan for the wife, Woody Harrelson for Bob, and the Vitamin pusher titan is an open slot. Fade to prison and its tv news coverage..."I want him for my new bitch, he's a cutie". Women's prison scene.."I give her less than a year before she hangs herself, I put 2 packs of cigs on 11 months, and a kicker for December".

Rather than cling to the divisive branding of liberal, let's REBRAND as INCLUSIVE AMERICANS

Progressive radio talk show host Norman Goldman has it right. The terms Democrat, liberal, and progressive are now Pavlovian triggers for conservatives to shut the mind off and fall back on dozens of deeply planted catchphrases. Between Limbaugh and Pox News, the lie imprinting is relentless.

So it's in the best interests of those of the above-mentioned stripes to rebrand ourselves as Inclusive Americans in a way best described in this saying:

H. Res. 428

I've criticized Harry Reid for sitting on bills, this is one Boehner needs to bring to a vote. We (American people) have a right to know!
"Summary: H.Res.428 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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End. Fracking. Now!

California is already dealing with the worst drought in that state's history. So, the last thing residents needed was to learn that some of their dwindling water supply has been contaminated.

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