Daily Topics - Tuesday January 20th, 2015

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Hour One: How expensive is it to be poor? Neil McCabe, Townhall / The Washington Mercury

Hour Two: Is it child abuse to let your kids walk home alone?

Hour Three: State Of The Union...what do you want to hear?


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mathboy 7 years 6 days ago

There's a lot of grumbling out there about Pres. Obama and the Congressional Democrats waiting until they can't get anything done before proposing meaningful legislation.

They had all 3 necessary parts of government for 2 years and didn't talk about things they're proposing now. They had 2 out of 3 for the next 4 years and still didn't do it. Only now that they're down to 1 out of 3 are they proposing major helpful legislation.

It looks to a lot of people like the Democrats only want to look like they care. Robert Reich said as much about Obama's coming State of the Union proposal on taxes.

Stephen Colbert's fireplace displayed the motto "videri quam esse"--"to seem rather than to be"--a reversal of the motto of North Carolina. It referred to how Republicans are all about how they say things, but never mean what they say. Now it would seem to apply to the Democrats saying the right things, but not when they'd have to back it up with action.

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mathboy 7 years 6 days ago

"Password" is a common password because some systems set that up as a default until changed. At one job I had, almost nobody bothered to change it.

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mathboy 7 years 6 days ago

The truly horrible part of today's Ugly story is that they're basically offering an incentive for trying to peek at everyone else's genitals in the bathrooms.

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mathboy 7 years 6 days ago

We should probably remove the prison exception from the 13th Amendment. It's serving as an incentive for private prisons to sell the labor of their captives. But even if we un-privatize the prison system there's still the possibility of abuse. In fact, I think California was dealing with that issue last year.

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ckrob 7 years 5 days ago

The Dems are abysmal at messaging. It may decidedly be that they follow the Latin quote in post #1 above. The Republicans have beat us over the head with the phrase "job creation" for years. Let's use the term "buyer creation" since the buying conduct of the 99% is what actually creates jobs. Our primary focus should be on reversing the decline of the nation's majority of families which will in turn build our economy. We've shoveled $ to the wealthy long enough. It didn't work because they didn't use the money to create jobs. Can we finally learn from the bad results we have already had for over thirty years of voodoo economics?

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