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commented on Lalo Alcaraz
about 1 hour ago
“No, really, with the out right lies told to you concerning the ACA, do you think that every other word out of Obama’s mouth has been gospel?”Please do enlighten us. What were those “outright lies?” And don’t even try that “If you like your plan” schtick because as has been discussed at length, technically he was correct, not lying. But he should have known and admitted to the practical reality that most plans would not survive simply because of how the insurance industry works to screw its customers. Like the ”Americans” for (THEIR) Prosperity ad right now with the amazingly healthy looking woman who claims to have leukemia claiming that “Obamacare has me stuck in a plan that doesn’t work for me.” Ah, no, that is a lie. She is not stuck in a plan, preexisting conditions are no longer a barrier. But it’s easy to lie and say that the PPACA is forcing her to stay with a plan that didn’t work while ignoring that fact that it is only the PPACA that would allow her to change plans. Under the old system she would be dropped or her care denied and she would have NO CHOICE of other plans. But that doesn’t stop the unrepentant lies and manipulations. So do tell us, what outright lies did President Obama tell regarding the PPACA, that weren’t manipulations of the truth, you know that activity the republicans have down to a science?
People with nothing to hide, don’t. Isn’t that your mantra when you are … say …. trying to find out who donates to these super pacs – particularly the conservative ones?There is a difference there Bruce. Really there is, but it’s not kind to the republicans so you don’t want to hear it. But here it is anyway. People with nothing to hide don’t, that is true. So why are all these superPacs, the preponderance of which are CONservative, fighting so hard to hide their donors? Is it because their donors don’t have the love of country that our Founding Fathers did? They aren’t willing to stake their names, their reputations and their fortunes on the success of this country? Or is it because they want to hide the foreign money that is illegally entering U.S. politics through these clandestine organizations? The republicans are VERY eager to stop illegal voting, which even they can’t prove is happening, through their voter suppression laws. But the republicans fight and whine and cry and waste tax-payer money on manufactured crisis congressional investigations. Yes, the IRS scandal was real, but the CONservative bent was purely fabricated. It was brought by a partisan hatchetman looking for political fodder to enrage the weak-minded minions while at the very same time ignoring the fact that liberal groups were targeted too. And the so-called mastermind behind the BOLO list was a conservative themselves. But none of these facts matter to anyone in the CONservative camp. It was all Obama’s fault that politically motivated and active organizations couldn’t get social education classifications so they could evade taxes and accept foreign money because they could keep their donor lists secret. So yes the American people have a very intense interest in finding out who is donating to the political groups. Those very same people have the right to expect the government not spy on them. Read the Constitution, the whole thing, not just the parts that the propagandists tell you to because they support your needs today.In short, yes we have a need, and should have a right, to know who is buying influence in our political system. We should have full disclosure of any donor to any politically active organization over a certain LOW dollar amount. And yes we have a CONSTITUTIONAL right to expect to be safe and secure in our persons and property from unwarranted government intrusion. We have the CONSTITUTIONAL right to expect that the government will have clear and compelling reasons, agreed to by a court with citizen representation, before collecting any information on our activities. And the FISA court has been nothing but a rubber stamp technicality nearly since its inception. No citizen oversight, extremely few warrants refused, they were merely there to make the government’s surveillance “legal.”
commented on Tom Toles
about 1 hour ago
A recent “Intelligence Squared US” debate on the motion“Spy On Me, I’d Rather Be Safe” (audio is in the right column) was an interesting listen. Especially the completely tone deaf guy representing or arguing in favor of the NSA and his basic argument that we should simply “Trust Us because we are obeying the law.”
commented on Joe Heller
about 2 hours ago
But as to the cartoon, in my area I think the saying , “Knee high by the 4th of July will refer to snow banks, not sweet ear corn.”But maybe not, we had a slightly warmer than usual Sunday at roughly 38°F and today is supposed to be in the usual range of low to mid 30’s. So maybe we will have a normal spring here in God’s country.
Hmmmm….Seems the most rational, polite and intelligent of members has suggested a similar idea. Pipelines to transport water from flood prone places to drought prone areas. Haven’t you been listening? Or are you just being stupid so you can post another partisan propaganda fueled troll?.Besides if that type of pipeline was built the snakes would just slither under it, like so many lobbyists and their bought-and-paid-for politicians.
Tell that to Alaska where they were 80°+ warmer than usual at times, 40°+ when they are usually double digits below zero. And besides that, just becaue it gets cold in the winter does not mean global climate change (its REAL name) is not real.
You do realize that it has been unprecedentedly cold and we’ve had higher than normal snowfall, right? You are a member of the real reality aren’t you?
commented on Lalo Alcaraz
about 19 hours ago
I did not say Obama was a saint. I did not say he was without fault. I have criticized him many times. The fact that he campaigned on no lobbyists in his administration and then hired some to fill positions has me mad. What also has me mad is the republicans couldn’t, no wouldn’t put forth a candidate who had a clue or cared about the people. McCain was clueless about reality, wanted to continue the two unfunded, largely unnecessary wars and had no plan to address the increasing recession beyond more of the failed republicans wet dreams of less regulation (read NO protections of people, property or the environment and more tax cuts for the wealthy, so called “job creators” who did NOT! Romney had nothing but contempt and derision for no less than half of this country. He was a liar, a cheat and just in general a despicable human being, but because he was born into a privileged family, further manipulated his wealth into even greater wealth, the republicans largely forgave all of his abuses of the people (and animals) he came to have control over. As bad as President Obama is, McCain was probably equal but romney was hands down worse. As I’ve said many times, we never had a good choice, we only had a less bad choice. So in the end we were left with the least bad, but still a bad choice..Still I see you can’t dispute the allegation put forth. The republicans would impeach Obama in a heartbeat if he committed any of the things their guys did but were forgiven for. As the image says, Obama would be burned at the stake if he did any one of the many things st. ronnie did and you guys worship him as a god..I support President Obama for only one reason, he is president. I do not like many, if not most of his policies and actions, but he was the least bad choice. And since we were going to end up with bad or badder I chose bad. If you are certain to be in a crash, will you take the fully loaded cement truck or the ditch? Either way is gonna be bad, but one way will be much, much worse.
commented on Henry Payne
1 day ago
Can’t refute the message so attack, the messenger.
commented on Matt Davies
1 day ago
Is that opposed to a legally stolen gun?
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