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Obama's Presidency was supposed to be the Presidency of the sane .

What a sad tragedy the Obama presidency turned out to be, from hiring old Reagan/Bush neocons to populate his office, to his first term inner circle being dominated by the thug Rahm Emanuel.

5th Circuit Decison on Fiduciary

Here is the rundown on the 3 judges deciding this case.

Two female judges appointed by Republicans with ties to the Federalist Society voted to vacate the ruling.

The African-American Chief Justice was in dissent. He was nominated by Clinton and raised to Chief by Obama.

The 5th circuit is considered very conservative.

Another circuit court just upheld the lower court.

Fifth Circuit


Thom Hartmann

Before STEWART, Chief Judge, and JONES and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

This young generation: Generation O

Hi all,

I love this young generation. They are the Obama generation.

I call them Generation O.

Love & Progress.



What happens if tRump has Mueller fired?


At the end, comedian George Carlin started to rail in ways that weren’t so funny any more, partly because his brand of humor had been franchised, partly because he got so, well, serious.


Lets TELL the TRUTH , Donald Trump won the presidency under a cloud of suspicion of voter purges, electronic manipulation, gerrymandering the practice manipulating district boundaries, wild promises that will be NEVER kept and with the BILLIONAIRES , the Sheldon Adelson's, the Koch Brothers, the Rupert Murdoch's , the Steve Wynns, the Donald Trump's AND the help of BILLIONAIRE Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. WITHOUT THEM there would be NO American conservative Party.

Inspection- Making America America, Part 2: A One Party System

America is in danger of becoming a one party nation. The two parties do have far too many similarities in some ways, but that's not the problem. Even with the often too far rightward 3rd way Dems there are differences. Generally they are pro-Choice, generally they cut less social programs, generally they believe in a legal balance between gun rights and responsibility.



Coward! Trump Has Some Nerve

President Donald Trump on Friday called out a school resource officer as a coward for failing to confront the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week. He seems quick to point to those he finds lacking when it comes to valor.

Inspection- Making America America, Part 1: Elections and the Russians

We can't make America "America Again" because we have never, ever lived up to our own expectations, not even our forefathers. That last is not as nasty a statement as some might think. Children never do. Fathers and mothers never do. Compromises are made. And expectations do change.

NRA and Republicans say ARM TEACHERS with GUNS

I am thinking schools built like bunkers. Surrounded by barbed wire of course and a few missile silos in the middle of the running track.


Perhaps this American violence is the legacy , the curse, of a country reared on mass extermination of First Nations people, the cruelty of hundreds of years growth on the backs of black slavery and a civil war in which 600 thousand were killed by their own countrymen.

Perhaps these mass murders are the result of a cruel and uncaring society, that is just fine with 50 million people having no health care, and the fact that on average every year 35 thousand uninsured Americans die of treatable illness. The cruelty of a society that says I've got mine and to hell with you.

2 steps in the right direction

Thom's article -- "Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence" -- is extremely persuasive. (I'm concerned that the title of the article might overstate the situation since neither I nor Tom can really KNOW if these 2 laws COULD or WOULD solve our violence issue.) But this is the nature of all attempts to reduce harmful human behavior -- you can either do nothing or do something, and if you want to do something it makes sense to look at prior history and see if humans have successfully reduced similar negative hu

What guns are for and why no one needs an AR15

My views on guns have evolved over the years.

"Christian Conservative" - What an Oxymoronic, political label, indeed!

“Today’s phrase”? “Conservative Christian”. As soon as you pick yourself off of the floor and stop laughing, just try and digest this hilarious and fraudulent, political label, for just a moment. “Conservative”? AND yet, simultaneously, “Christian”? A ridiculous notion, right? I mean, isn’t this particular label typically “proclaimed”, with a predictably- smug, self-righteous and indignant tone?

Democrats Should Steal Trump's Thunder on Trade

It's time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies.