US Domestic Politics

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Brunch With Bernie needs to come back

My first introduction to Bernie Sanders, a few years ago, was through Thom Hartmann's "Brunch with Bernie" segment on Fridays. It amazed me the candor the man had, and his forthrightness on answering questions from even the most teabaggery caller. He would leave each call with him and the caller agreeing on at least one point. Even running for mayor, he got the support of a not-insignificant portion of republican voters. This is something that is very rare in society, not to mention among sitting or former politicians.

'I disagree with Hillary Clinton on virtually everything' Bernie Sanders

How can anyone possibly support both candidates? The logic defies me other than the pure hatred of anything that is not of the democratic party.

The PEOPLE Win . . . Obama REJECTS the Keystone Pipeline!!

The PEOPLE win!! The PEOPLE win!!

Thank you President Obama! And THANK YOU Bill McKibben and!!

Today we CELEBRATE! Tomorrow, we get back to work. Remember, this decision by the President probably gives the Energy Industry the power to SUE the U.S. under the "investor dispute tribunals" set up by the TPP!!

BREAKING NEWS! President Obama REJECTS the Keystone XL!

I don't know about you but I have been involved right from the start protesting this pipeline for YEARS now. I spent countless hours reading the environmental reports and that's how I came to my decision that this pipeline was bad for our country. I signed petitions, posted on this board and others about the issues and educated people around me. You can bet I am doing a HAPPY DANCE right now! If you are interested, watch the video of the announcement at the link below.

The TPP is the biggest of BFD's

Now that we are getting our first chance to read it (after it was written in SECRET, with the "help" of over 600 corporate lobbyists), the TPP is turning out to be as BAD as we feared.

Liz Warren hit another out of the park

Her SS one time bump is cost neutral and comes from a loophole the GOP have proposed closing before. 350 ceos vs 70,000,000 SS, and SSDI, and veteran's payouts. Will the new speaker bring it to the floor, will Mitch bring it to the floor or likely link it to planned parenthood? Ryan wants to end medicaid and medicare so doing a SS fix that helps those that depend on it will likely get ignored. WWGD what would galt do?

I said she hit it out of the park, the line umpires are mitch and ryan, was it a foul or homerun?

What's Going On with Ring of Fire's Website?

Today I found that google had listed the Ring of Fire website as "dangerous" and said that you could get malware by going to the site. (Ring of Fire is Bobby Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio, and Sam Seder's radio show.)

Anyone know more about this?

Full text TPP

The full text of the TPP is availabe here. Sorry but I did not have time to read it before posting this.

Bernie Sanders Wants to Lift the Federal Ban on Marijuana

Bernie Sanders’ Fully Baked Pot Plan

Bernie Sanders Wants to Lift the Federal Ban on Marijuana

The presidential candidate is introducing a bill in the Senate today

that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana.

The Democratic Party is getting slaughtered

In spite of large majorities agreeing with what some call democratic socialism (see here), Republicans dominate state and federal government. I suspect the DNC figures it just needs to move even further to the right, which is one reason (among several) why I don't self-identify as a Democrat. And Republicans will argue that it's proof right wing ideology is subscribed to by the majority.

Guns and Hillary, not sure where I stand.

So, I'm not sure how I feel about gun policies... I feel very conflicted on the matter. First off, I believe in the constitution and, don't you think our founding fathers had them in there for a reason? Here's where I stand: I do believe all guns should be registered and owners should be licensed. I also believe, like getting a license for a car, you should have to complete some simple tests, training, and proof of identity. I also think that there should be a basic psych evaluation accompanied by references.

Keeping America Safe?

Nope-no pork in the Defense Budget.

Pentagon paid sports teams millions for patriotic events

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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.

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