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H.L Mencken on Democracy

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
H.L. Mencken

What is it with Clinton and Hecklers?

Everywhere else in the world, Hillary Clinton treats armed mobs as Vanguards of Democracy. But here in the United States she treats peaceful protesters and hecklers as criminals.

http://antiwar.com/blog/2011/02/17/as-hillary-touts-free-expression-police-brutalize-ray-mcgovern/

Suggested response to media labeling Bernie a socialist

( can you forward this to Bernie?)

Bernie, When an interviewer tries to dismiss you as a socialist I suggest that you use it as a teachable moment. You should say:

" I believe in what's called Democratic Socialism because it's a system that has been very successful in Scandinavia and other European countries and worked very well in the U.S. in the 40's through the 70's.

A Potent Trio...

Do you like to dream? Then dream this into reality - a powerful triumvirate for good government:

President: Robert Reich

Vice President: Jessie Ventura

Attorney General: Eliot Spitzer

Why the 2016 Elections are TOO Important to WASTE Voting for Hillary Clinton

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges is one of the only journalists out there who is actually reporting about global Corporatist coupe d'état that is taking place in this Country and around the world .

The WoD Junkies Addiction to Remaining Ignorant.

House Republicans say no to allowing federal studies of medical marijuana

http://wpo.st/q95Q0
The amendment that died Wednesday was seen by some as a potential game-changer. With 23 states allowing medical marijuana — and a handful plus the District of Columbia having outright legalized it — some House Republicans (and Democrats, too) thought that it was finally time to allow more federal testing of marijuana.

Marc Maron WTF Podcast

Suggest listening to the Obama interview on the Marc Maron WTF Podcast on ITUNES. It is free to download. Episode 614. Go to podcasts and search WTF in upper right corner. I also download Bill Maher Podcasts on ITUNES unfortunately he just started his month long break.

George W Bush

Geaorge W Bush was paid $100000 to speak at a Wounded Veterans Charity Conference plus was flown in a private jet for an additional $20000. I guess there is no end to milking us for what he can. Read some of the comments at the end to see what America is made of:

http://news.yahoo.com/help-us-veterans-charity-george-w-bush-charged-225...

S.C. Confederate Flag Finally Coming Down

The vote came at 1am this morning...

From http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/us/south-carolina-confederate-battle-flag/

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)The Confederate battle flag, a polarizing fixture on South Carolina's statehouse grounds for half a century, will flap in the wind no longer.

confederate flag, obama care, gay marrige used by gop to motivate base.

I guess i will start off first with the confederate flag. I believe the only reason these southern states are considering taking down the confederate flag is ultimately to motivate their base.

Why I Oppose Public Funding Of Elections

If democracy means anything it's that each person's vote weighs the same, and everyone has the right to some representation for their beliefs. Our electoral and political systems fail in both regards. Our political system is incapable of accurately measuring the public will and the political system is not just unrepresentative... it's antidemocratic. As as result, as a progressive I can vote forever and never help get elected someone who shares my values.

When Someone Shows You Who They Are

Here is a link to a clip that shows how Hillary Clinton reacts to someone getting lynched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXDU48RHLU

Christie vs Schultz

Schultz knew nothing of the lane closings, and Christie knew nothing of Hogan's orgies.

Latest Headlines

Scott Walker: Building a wall at the Canadian border might be "legitimate" idea

It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well

Malaysia's democracy is in worse shape than we thought

Malaysia's ethnic groups, and thus Malaysia itself, are looking more and more divided

Kanye West Will Run For President In 2020

Will Kim Kardashian be our First Lady?

Community Archive

"Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People."

Thom Hartmann Here with an excerpt from my book “Unequal Protection: How corporations became “people” - and how you can fight back.”
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