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Steve Kelley

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    Debt vastly increased by cheney/shrub/rumsfeld and company, who entered the US into 2 illegal and unnecessary wars, failed to pay for them, and paid off their megarich and corporate masters with tax cuts that we cannot afford. In fact when they took office there was no debt. When they were finally thrown out, we were drowning in debt.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    Monday night at 9 Rachael Maddow is doing a special on how the Iraq war was started by complete lies from Cheney and minions.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    While I am sympathetic to Clark and Golfer’s comments, I am forced to recognize the behaviors of both parties and numerous congresses and the lobbyists who manipulate them over the last decades that have brought us to this juncture. It does not matter who broke the vase. It is now time to pick up the pieces and unite them with the kind of glue that binds neighbors and their nation with common purpose.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    “…2 illegal and unnecessary wars,…”

    Although the wars were possibly unnecessary, you really should read S.J.Res.45, S.J.Res.46, and H.J.Res.114 which became Public Law 107-243 passed by the 107th congress as to the legality of the second Iraq “war”. Also, H.J.Res.64 and S.J.Res.23 which became Public Law No: 107-40 also passed by the 107th Congress as pertains to the legality of the Afghan “war”.

    As for “…cheney/shrub/rumsfeld and company,…In fact when they took office there was no debt.” When Bush was sworn into office on Jan 20, 2001 the debt was $5,727,776,738,304.649 (rounded: $5.7 trillion)

    I’m not sure what your sources for facts are, but might I suggest that you find new sources that are credible.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    Whether we are speaking of the “debt” bomb or the next extinction event, one thing is true.

    It IS coming and WILL strike.

    Are you ready?

    Will you survive?

    For how long?

    Want a chilling look into a possible future? Oh it’s fiction…for now.

    Read Dan Simmons’ book “Flashback”..

    Oh the story line is a simple who done it murder mystery. But the setting … in the near future ….chilling.

    (I’ve come to realize my knowledge of classical literature is sadly lacking. Any suggestions on where to re-start?)

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    “When they were finally thrown out, we were drowning in debt.”


    And then Obama and the current congress picked up their spending mantle and made it worse. Fix the problem, quit looking in a rear view mirror.

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    “Monday night at 9 Rachael Maddow is doing a special on how the Iraq war was started by complete lies from Cheney and minions.”


    And I’m sure her higher purpose is to make this a sterling example of evil and collusion so people won’t do it again. Wouldn’t it be novel if they convened a round table of bi-partisan economists and business leaders and tried to work out solutions for our current problems instead of beating the past and perpetuating the divisiveness that exists today?

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Any suggestions on where to re-start?”


    What an interesting request. I guess this depends on what you consider “classical.” Beyond that, here’s a few links to lists for you to peruse.


    http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1997/june97/list.html


    http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4311.Best_Classic_Literature_Ever


    You should be able to get a good start on either of those lists. I just punched in a search as “classical literature list.” If you feel like getting historical or political and I’ll put together another list.
    Good reading to you.
    Mickey 1339

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    ansonia said, 2 minutes ago
    ‘Rachel Maddow – the Faux News of the Left.’>p>
    …if one uses “Faux News” as an insult, even if attempting to sling mud at another news personality or organisation, it means one recognises that “Faux News” is an apt description of its original and intended target, Fox News. Right?

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    I try to keep up with the news, and fake news. Sometimes, though, a story that is supposed to be true puzzles me so much I have to wait awhile and go back and try to read it again.
    A conservative group is upset because someone made a video of Hillary Clinton and a giant panda having sex, a fake Hillary and a fake panda.
    What?

  11. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Alright, not debt, but deficit. That was done. And though those wars may have been legal, the American people were duped into two wars of choice, which has had horrific effects on our economy. His sources may be off, but his conclusions are right on. And it matters who and how they broke it.

  12. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Dan Simmons is a great author, but his analysis here leaves something to be desired.

  13. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    Except unlike the monkeys on FOX, she doesn’t throw poo at the audience.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

    “We should handcuff the people who broke it in the first place to prevent further damage, and possibly punish them.”


    Obviously you want revenge. But if we did what you suggest we would have to set up a special prison for politicians, which would be stuffed with politicians of both parties.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

    My statement was aimed at the political divisions and sadly, legislators will never pass laws that will incarcerate their selves. If you are speaking more specifically of the corporations and financial groups that created this mess, I am totally in agreement with you. In my analogy they broke the vase while in the midst of breaking and entering the homes of millions of americans who trusted the 401ks and pensions to the self regulating entities that betrayed them.
    I appreciate you focusing my overbroad statement.
    @ Mickey – where can i make a donation to create this special prison? Can we arrange for Reid and McConnall to share the same cell?
    Sincerely,
    C.

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