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  1. ButchInWaukegan commented on Minimum Security over 3 years ago

    Here’s how it’s done, by Obama (no surprise):

    A Pulled Scoop Shows U.S. Fought to Keep Haitian Wages Down : CJR


  2. ButchInWaukegan commented on Matt Bors about 4 years ago

    Stop the merry-go-round.

  3. ButchInWaukegan commented on Ted Rall about 4 years ago

    We’ve become more efficient implemting “blowback”.

    What used to take years we’ve accomplished in months.

  4. ButchInWaukegan commented on Ted Rall over 4 years ago

    Seeing the world through the prism of R><D makes one ignorant. Notice none of the comments so far deals with the moral deal with the devil many “progressives” make to justify their Obama support. Maybe because it’s right on target.

  5. ButchInWaukegan commented on Ted Rall over 4 years ago

    Yea, walruscarver2000, comedy must be 100% fact-based or it’s not funny!

    But why did I chuckle?

  6. ButchInWaukegan commented on Tom the Dancing Bug about 6 years ago

    TSA, keeping us safe, one absurdity after another.


  7. ButchInWaukegan commented on Ted Rall about 6 years ago

    The political and media elites are framing the Democrats’ loss as a reaction to policies and initiatives Obama implemented.

    Actually, the key is what he and the Democrats didn’t do. The enthusiasm gap meant that a large part of the base that looked to them for change stayed home. The Democrats spent all their time sidling up to big money and compromising with the right wing.

    It’s simple: no change, no vote.

    From Raw Story:

    Around one million fewer Americans under the age of 30 cast ballots in the 2010 mid-term elections compared to the 2006 vote, a study from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) found. An estimated nine million people aged between 18 and 29, or one in five young Americans, voted Tuesday.

    Young people are considered a key Democratic Party voter bloc, and their vote was instrumental in getting President Barack Obama elected two years ago, when a record 23 million under-30s cast ballots in the presidential polls.

    Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/turnout-young-voters-20-percent/

  8. ButchInWaukegan commented on Tom Toles about 6 years ago

    Anthony 2816 : …continuing tax cuts to those earning more than a quarter million a year.

    … and cutting social security.

    Obama’s cat food commission report is due December 1st, and Republicans and Democrats will both support the cuts.


  9. ButchInWaukegan commented on Tom the Dancing Bug about 6 years ago

    “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”

    ~ Edmund Burke

    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

    ~  Henry Louis Mencken

  10. ButchInWaukegan commented on Ted Rall over 6 years ago

    He = Corporate Elite + Political Elite (Republican + Democrats) + Media Elite

    She = The rest of us