We are having the wrong debate. As I follow the news from one mass shooting story to another, I realize that the debate shouldn't be about, say, how many round you can put into your assault weapon, it should be about if we can keep the second amendment. Sure, it was put in there in 1791 when we did not have a standing army and had to rely on civilian militias, and the only two technological advances in firearms in the preceding 250 years were the flintlock replacing the matchlock and the rifling of the inside of a gunbarrel, and a firearm was a necessary tool for
Bullshit Statistics driving call for cuts to Soc Sec and Medicare as well as payments under ObamaCare.
Worse still the Trans Pacific Partnership is going to increase drug costs.
Silly peasants, any benefits that accrue to ObamaSnare end users - the 99% - are incidental to the primary purpose of giving Tax Payer Money to Campaign Contributors.
emperor’s new clothes, in reverse
Caller Michelle suggested the 1%ers, the "Emperor" wears all the clothes and the 99% are naked.
The roles are revered in the punchline: the Emperor now tells the people they are clothed, and they agree with the delusion not recognizing they are naked.
Will a little boy come to tell the people they are naked and to take back their clothese from the 1%ers?
This conflict brings into sharp focus the "threat" of socialism as seen by the wealthy.
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On the 11/1/13 Big Picture Rumble Jessi Jane Duff claimed Republicans were being unfairly maligned and tarred by Thom. She said, "It's ironic that the only minority and woman on your panel are Republicans." as though that wasn't an intentional tokenistic misrepresentation of the support of women and minorities for conservatism by their think tanks.
Drones create terrorits
70 Democrats voted to repeal a crucial provision of Dodd Frank which is designed to protect FDIC insured accounts against derivatives. The bill only has a 19% chance of passing the senate and probably won't be signed into law by President Obama.
If there was no money in politics those 70 Democrats would be voted out of the US House of Representatives.
Hi Thom and Community,
I agree that the economic pressure on young people is generated alot of mental stress and upset. But if you listen to the virulent talk shoes and conspiracy theorists
who daily program people to develop a seizing hatred toward the federal government. I do think that instead of blaming corporate greed, globilzation etc. causing their
conditions they direct their frustration to the federal government, poor people etc. I find this even among alternative type young people who usually would trend to
This interesting book excerpt shows how a 'proviso' on a federal bill once helped prevent slavery's extension to the western territories before the Civil War.