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2017: The Revenge of the Women

2017 started at one of the bleakest moments for American women since the birth of the modern feminist movement in the 1960s. Women faced the prospect of being governed for the next four years by an admitted sexual predator and a Republican Congress hellbent on taking away their health care. To make matters worse, White women had actually put Trump in office, voting against the first female for President. &

"Pathologically rich" not "Morbidly rich"

"Morbid" refers to a concern about death or illness, and typically refers to the person's own death. On the other hand, "pathological" refers to the quality of producing harm to others. I'll grant you these are approximations, but they're essentially correct. When we speak of persons with socially dangerous personalities we say "psychoPATHS or socioPATHS" while those who are continually worrying about their own death, we say they have"morbid personalities".

A New Year Wish...Thom's next article is...

Addressing the upper middle class looking forward to their $2-$4000 tax cuts/returns...

At what cost???

A recession that will hurt everyone? 41 million Americans living in poverty? 9 million children losing healthcare? Higher college costs especially for grad students? The blue states paying even more? Debt and deficit paid for by our kids and their kids?

DEVOLVING

MORE and more each day , what we used to believe was a democracy by electing the choices given us of tweedledee or tweedledum, we now have devolved into a PLUTOCRACY, of a "GOVERNMENT by the WEALTHY". EVERY Canadian and American should watch the documentary 'Plutocracy' to see just how bad it used to be before UNIONS gave us ALL a voice and partial democracy in the work place.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/plutocracy/

Not a $1,000 tax cut, but a $1,000 high interest loan!

The king believed that he had new clothes, but the people didn’t believe it. Trump is now trying to convince everyone that his “tax reform” legislation is a huge boon for the middle class, when he knows that’s pure bullshit. He seems to be hoodwinking some of his trusted supporters so far.

MEDICARE AND THE NEW TAX PLAN

I RECENTLY RECEIVED A STATEMENT FROM SOCIAL SECURITY FROM WHICH OUR MEDICARE PAYMENT IS DEDUCTED MONTHLY. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GET A 2% RAISE AFTER YEARS OF NO INCREASES BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

THE INCREASE WAS ADDED TO CREATE A NEW AMOUNT BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE SAME AMOUNT WAS ADDED TO THE MEDICARE PAYMENT SO THAT THE NET INCREASE WAS ZERO. WHAT THEY GAVE THEY IMMEDIATELY TOOK AWAY SO NO INCREASE IN FUNDS FOR ME. I ASKED ANOTHER FRIEND AND THEY DID THIS TO HIS SOCIAL SECURITY AS WELL.

To the Congress of the United States, Regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017:

Before you hallow the bill before you into law, I implore you to consider what you are doing.

This country was founded on a simple but radical idea: that a crown of gold does not set one person higher than another, and that commoners have the same intrinsic rights as nobility. Before you make a mockery of that ideal with this wretched bill – before you destroy everything our patriots fought and died for – please consider the following.

Thom's recent apology to the woman who tried to sing on air

Since this will be reviewed by staff, I have to admit that I'm not sure this is the right place to post this. I've been a listener/fan for YEARS, but I'll never call in - it's just not something I can do. Feel free to edit and/or ignore, but I was very moved today.

Here's what I want to say:

Thom, I was listening when you cut off the woman who tried to sing; I was also bothered by what happened, and I felt at the time that you were too, especially since you went to great lengths (always sounding uncomfortable) to explain why you were doing it.

NOTE FOR OVAL OFFICE OCCUPANT

Watch out, Donald! The women are after you and their fury is righteous. You may be about to experience your worst nightmare-----being shamed, outmanuvered and brought down by an unmanageable, unstoppable, inexorable tsunami of females.

CALL it WHAT it REALLY is, CORPORATE CENSORSHIP.

Want to watch your favorite news program sources like FREE SPEECH TV , FSTV , suddenly you'll have a hard time connecting , but your internet provider like COMCAST will give you the 'option' of FOX NEWS as a source.

Just think about it, want to search the past history of a politician you feel is dishonest yet the darling of corporate America or Canada, you'll be given that circling the drain on your screen until the search times out.

Rich should pay their share

When I got my first job in 1968 my insurance was 100% paid for and I had no deductibles or co-pays. My prescriptions were paid for with no out of pcket costs.

This was a time when the top tax rate was 76% I only bring this up because since Reagan the top tax rate has dropped dramatically and so have benefits to the working class.

a socially just society requires a radical feminist overhaul of dominant patriarchal structures

Radical feminism is the only solution to men’s ongoing ‘sexual misconduct’

Preverts vs. Perverts: A continuum, or a difference without a distinction?

Ole Roy’s entry into national politics has made it necessary to discern the different degrees of inappropriate personal behavior in a sexual context. So let’s take a stroll down Shady Lane and see if we can sketch out how to contextualize the problem.

The term “prevert” is a misnomer, or common mispronunciation, except perhaps in the Urban Dictionary where they offer the following working definition: “When someone gets all excited and acts like a horney pervert previous to anything really happening.”

Inspection- One Hell of a Climb

I was going to write about Moore, Trump, Conyers, Franken, Franks... to be... FRANKS... but I think almost everything I wanted to say has been said, and everything I deeply disagree with has been said too. While Alabama votes today, the left, the right, women, men rage, progressives have once again mostly slept through something they keep shrugging off.

Organized Money Is Dangerous To Democracy

The question that is constantly being asked, particularly on the talking heads on television, is "what do the Democrats have to do to regain political power?" What does it take?