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  1. about 18 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    This is an example of Ramirez-the-Shill’s most insightful, absolute best understanding and explanation of Simone Biles’s monumental decision to take care of herself rather than pander to the corporate wishes of the U.S. Olympic Team sponsors. Kudos for her! NOTHING is more important to an individual’s health and well-being, but leave it to Ramirez-the-Shill to equate the insignificance of household chores with Biles’s courageous decision to self-correct her physical, intellectual, emotional, psychological, even spiritual ethos to preserve and protect her well-being. Future autobiographies of woke athletes will reveal that they envied Biles’s decision, but didn’t have the support they needed to emulate her and that, in hindsight, they regret not having done so.

  2. 1 day ago on Lisa Benson

    If Lisa-the-Shill’s message is that “U.S. Debt” is the issue, then our first four steps to remedy the problem are (1) reverse the $2 trillion corporate/1% tax break, which DOES NOTHING to grow our economy; (2) pass the INITIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL; (3) pass the larger, PENDING INFRASTRUCTURE BILL. We’ll be regaled by lying GOP Leadershiters & far too slowly gurgling Trumpsters that these bills will only bloat debt, but the fact is they will PUT THE US, 99%, TO WORK and, rather than INCREASE THE GOP DEBT, will make our economy both ROBUST and very, very ACTIVE, i.e., it will BENEFIT THOSE OF US WHO SPEND on mortgages, rent, fuel, electricity, natural gas, tuition, health care, transportation, & local purchases. If a GOP Leadershit dupe or benighted Trumpster objects, tell them that our spending will TRICKLE UP to the corporations/1% EVENTUALLY; and (4) abandon the federal income tax on EVERYONE and, instead, impose a 6% tax on all assets, tangible & intangible. Cancel ALL TAX LOOPHOLES, but ALLOW each NATURAL person a $125,000 standard deduction BEFORE ASSESSING the tax on assets, e.g., a family of four would have a $500,000 standard deduction, an UNNATURAL PERSON, i.e., a corporation, would have a $0.00 standard deduction. No person, natural or unnatural, would be liable for any income tax. Our nation’s debt/deficit issues would be resolved in no more than 15 years. The corporations & the 1% WOULD HATE IT. It would be a beginning and there will be a lot of damned fools who don’t have the intelligence, the education, or the experience to appreciate that their only burden will be to do what they do best: succeed in their career and take care of their loved ones. As for our parasitic corporations & the parasitic 1%, they’ll bitch & moan about the imposition of an unimaginably level marketplace & the absence of their ability to prey on the dim-wittedness, the gullibility, and the ignorance of the 99%. Stop neo-Serfdom before it entirely overwhelms us.

  3. 4 days ago on Lisa Benson

    It’s only a 23-gram mask. It’s not a ball-and-chain; it’s not shackles; it’s not even an ankle monitor. It saves lives. It prevents contracting a particularly infectious disease and it prevents spreading a particularly infectious disease to family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, fellow worshipers, and complete strangers. Who in God’s name is so important as to assert that s/he is too important to be required to protect their own health and safety and the health and safety of the general public? You follow the law when it comes to driving, but can’t follow a simple mandate to protect the lives and well-being of your fellow citizens? On what basis are you more important than ANYONE ELSE ON EARTH? Hypocrisy and arrogance don’t give you a license to endanger the lives and well-being of others. In the scheme of things, each of us is insignificant, but, united in the common goal of surviving economically and politically, we are indomitable. Are you absolutely determined to shame yourselves by channeling the arguments of Typhoid Mary? If so, recall the lengths to which you no doubt went to ostracize those infected with HIV-AIDS. Recall that deliberately or through gross negligence infecting individuals with HIV was a criminal offense and that if they died as a result, it was, at a minimum, manslaughter. And now you bitch and moan that a 23-gram mask violates your so-called personal freedom while utterly denying the fact that your arrogant spread of the Delta Variant violates the health and well-being of all those around you. Damn them, but recognize your right to infect!?! That is your hypocritical and arrogant ethos.

  4. 4 days ago on Nick Anderson

    No, no, selfless GOP Leadershit & benighted supporters! Don’t rethink! Embrace the ethos first laid out by Charles Dickens, which I paraphrase: “It is a far, far better thing that you do, than you have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that you go to than you have ever known.”

  5. 5 days ago on Lisa Benson

    It seems that dnle has no idea about what has gone on in our nation, our republic, our Democracy since Trump & the GOP Leadershit decided on a full-court press to make Democracy titular and Despotism the dystopian future of choice.

  6. 5 days ago on Ted Rall

    No, your belief that “solutions are implicit in the problem statement” is wrong. “A” solution might be implicit to you and “A” solution might be implicit to someone who has different political/economic beliefs, but those so-called implicit solutions are entirely different at least 83% of the time and subtly different 17% of the time. Given that we each have different IQs, different educations, different yankin’s up, and different social, cultural, religious, family, emotional, and psychological beliefs and experiences, how in God’s name is it likely that we’ll all recognize the same so-called implicit solution to a problem? Bear in mind that solutions are almost never black-and-white; that a truly effective solution requires a well-thought-out strategy and step-by-step tactics. None of those elements are “implicit” in a problem statement. Most of us are still fighting with family members about whether or not the toilet paper should be “over” or “under”; we’re not likely to agree about ANY political/economic issue from the get-go, much less agree that the solution is “implicit.” I certainly appreciate your wishful thinking, but that’s all it is and to cling to wishful thinking is to defeat your REAL wish that a given problem be recognized as the culprit. THAT is actually the first step only.

  7. 5 days ago on The Boondocks

    It means you’ve got to reduce your tolerance level.

  8. 5 days ago on Shoe

    In this example, he’s clearly sick abed in a hospital & connected to life support. He wouldn’t be prone, he’d be supine. Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly KNOW that.

  9. 5 days ago on Lisa Benson

    Yet another uninformed, deliberately misleading, even unabashed lying, by Lisa-the-Shill. Lisa-the-Shill’s lucky she wasn’t caught in the act during the Capitol Insurrection on 06 January 2021. What would her response have been had she been the object of the slurs cast by all those Trump/GOP Leadershit supporters attacking the police? If Lisa-the-Shill had been Jewish in Holland 80 years ago, she would have betrayed Anne Frank in a New York minute; if Lisa-the-Shill could join the KKK nowadays, she would. Lisa-the-Shill wouldn’t have hesitated to join in accusations against Emmett Till in 1955 & would have chipped in to buy a length of rope. Her notion of Democracy & Liberty is limited to being able to market her meagre poison-pen skills to the highest bidder. The only bankruptcy that does not embarrass her is her moral bankruptcy.

  10. 5 days ago on Ted Rall

    No, you’re wrong and, if a progressive tax on the wealthy were put into place, the very same GOP Leadershit, which is bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, the corpocracy, the 1%, et al., and which has convinced more than 70 million voters that Biden stole the election, that Covid-19 is a walk in the park, that the anti-Covid-19 vaccine is dangerous, that Trump will be reïnstated as President in a few weeks—the mendacious, venal, arrogant, greedy, power-lusting GOP Leadershit has the expertise and the clout to characterize it successfully and overwhelmingly as envy and revenge. You and your fellow travelers would be steamrolled in a New York minute. To deny that is absolute bloody-minded pigheadedness, particularly since, if it were to be based on your reasoning and your rationale, it WOULD BE revenge, pure and simple, and it would open yet a new wound in the body politic. Your concern is not to have a fair tax system; your concern is to structure an unfair tax system that will allow you finally to wreak vicarious revenge on those whom you resent rather than, after the last five years of political and economic turmoil, to try to heal the nation. How does that make you ANY DIFFERENT from those whose tactics victimized us for almost eight decades? I understand your anger and your motivation, but, if you don’t see the light, then you’re just another damned fool rather than a wise person.