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How Repubs View Senate Control

"Tom Campbell: Much at stake in battle for control of U.S. Senate

In 2000, the U.S. Senate elections resulted in a 50-50 party split. With Vice President Dick Cheney casting the tie-breaking vote, Republicans would have controlled. However, Sen. Jim Jeffords switched from being a Republican to an Independent, supporting the Democratic leadership. That created a 51-49 Senate, in favor of the Democrats.

No Stats For Police Shootings

"Carl Cannon: Profiles in official cowardice

One of the catalysts for the rage and rioting in Ferguson, Mo., was the sight of that poor teenager’s body, lying face down in the street, hour after hour.

2014 Mid Term Elections November 4th

I do not know about your area but the political commercials are incredible. It is not just the quantity, it is the total lack of content. It obviously shows what air heads they think that they are advertising to. The Republicans obviously think that they are going to take the senate. I hope that it is like Romney being totally convinced that he was going to win. It use to be that the polling companies were proud of accuracy. Now they seem to be willing to sacrifice accuracy to sway the public to vote the way that they want.

W.H. Intruder

Guess where the WH intruder hails from? Obviously the fact that in his home state you can be shot- even if you're not on the property- did not deter him from trying. Had Cheney been president an F-16 would've been inbound with a hellfire missile at the ready.

Another guy from the same state flew his Cessna into the IRS building in Austin. He left the required manifesto, like the unabomber or any number of serial wack jobs nursed on talk radio and never weened to recognize the real world..

Racist Randian Rant

The three Rs reserved for education were bestowed on an institute of higher learning by Ayn Rand. [quote]



Republicans on the Dole

Where I live in rural Colorado forest fire is a big concern. My 5 acres have been cut by me with a concern for forest fire mitiagation. Then comes a deal in my area where the Government will pay 50% of the costs for forest fire mitigation on peoples property who qualify. This is an area with lots of 5 to 35 acres. The vast majority of the residents are Republicans who held meetings and sent in applications for this 50%. The Government is estimating $1000 to $2000 per acre to clear and thin the forests on the land. Recently they were notified that they qualified.

Zenzoe, Alice, and others

Sue, Louise, and anyone else, I found in our bookcase -Other-Thoughts on-Being-A Woman Nora+Ephron+i+feel+bad+about+my+neck and started reading it on the bus that I take a couple times a week. I like it, even though it implies a women's specific text. It's short musings in her inimitable style with a quip at the finish of each piece.

Military Police At Los Angeles Schools

The headline is incredulous by itself.

L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

Los Angeles Follows Corporate Lead

The city of Los Angeles is following the corporate lead in bypassing the legal system and due process. Corporations have pushed arbitration on employees and customers. Look at what Los Angeles is going to do.

Fox's Bombshell

On the September 16 edition of his Fox News show, host Bill O'Reilly invited Attkisson to discuss her "troubling accusations against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton" from "a disgruntled former State Department official."After Attkisson confirmed that her source had not witnessed such actions himself

Private Matters

/the-ed-show/watch/nfl-gets-hit-with-fierce-public-scrutiny discussions

has some comments re:NFL. Private matters don't exist in an entertainment industrial complex [EIC?]. They have an effect on culture and affect culture and society, which includes private.

Beating a 4 year old is abuse, and the doctor that reported it knows better than Charles-we all do it in the south- Barkley.

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Green World Rising

In two previous videos narrated by Leonard DiCaprio and available over at, we’ve seen the dangers that global warming and climate change present for our planet and the human race.

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