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  1. 8 days ago on Non Sequitur

    How does the government know? Please.. how many people out there making less than 20 grand are going to be able to afford a lawyer and an accountant? That’s the point. They audit those who can’t afford to fight.

    The poorest counties in Maine have more audits than the Sonoma Valley in CA.

  2. 10 days ago on Doonesbury

    I post something on this every couple of weeks.. I should start saving it so I don’t have to keep typing.

    Getting rid of the Electoral college is difficult.. if not impossible. It requires an amendment to the constitution. Which means 38 states need to ratify it for it to become law. We couldn’t even pass an amendment promising equal rights for women. I find it unlikely we will be able to get rid of the Electoral college. There is too much money running against it.

    That said.. we could make it fairer in one easy step. Part of the problem with the electoral college is that it’s not equal anymore. In one state an elector represents 200K in other they may represent 900K. This is because of a law passed by congress in 1929 that limits the size of the House of Representatives. This causes all kinds of apportionment issues due to the fact that even the smallest state gets at least one according to the Constitition. So the biggest states don’t get fairly represented.

    If we ditched the 1929 act and made it based fairly off population as was originally written then while it wouldn’t be perfect (aka one person one vote) it would at least be much fairer than the system we have now. And unlikely that someone could game the system like Trump did. This would not require an amendment to the Constitution.. just a good day in Congress.

  3. 10 days ago on Doonesbury

    Yes, people genuinely believe it. There will be screams of fraud. There will be lawsuits. I think we are finally learning first hand some of the issues with our constitution.

    This country is broken. And the political process has been corrupted to the point where I don’t know if it can be fixed. Trump is only part of that. Congress is supposed to make the rules and the President (and the executive branch) is supposed to make sure they get implemented legally. But the congress is so polarized that their goal seems to be to do nothing. Which leaves Trump in charge of everything. Trump.. being ‘anti government’.. has been destroying the branch of government that are supposed to actually be getting shit done. So nothing gets done unless it has something to do with his pet project… Keeping brown people out of the country at all costs.

    We can replace Trump. (God willing SOON) but I don’t know if we can fix the system. The 30% of people who believe that Trump is a God who has the right to kill his political opponents in broad daylight on 5th Avenue are not going to accept a replacement no matter who it is. The backlash will be even more extremism and polarization in public and in Congress.

    Facebook and ‘news’ organizations make HUGE money off of this. It’s in their best interest to keep people hating each other. And when push comes to shove… America’s true king isn’t Trump.. it’s the almighty dollar.

  4. 17 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    ROFL… my ‘man’ would NOT let me put that out.. no way.. no how.. He puts up with alot.. but creepy dolls. NOPE. My cats however are less skittish ;-)

  5. 18 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Apparently Rat is my neighbor.. I never realized. But the man is incapable of having a single blade of grass, leaf or dust mote on his yard or driveway. I wake every weekend at dawn to to sound of leaf blowers, pressure washers and lawnmowers… gas powered tools are his nirvana. Soon it will be winter and it will be the snowblower…

  6. 19 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Of course I know that cancer isn’t one “thing”… I expect even Trump voters know that much. Besides that I work in healthcare. There are nearly as many ‘causes’ of cancer as their are people.

    My point isn’t about cancer.. it’s about the fact that Big Pharma isn’t in the business of ‘curing’ anything. They are in the business of making money and a having happy stockholders. The recent cures that have been approved (like for Hep C) are priced so high because they need to make more money on the cure than they would on chronic treatment. Otherwise they are destroying their own market.

    It’s not a conspiracy theory.. it’s just business. And it’s why I do not support for profit healthcare.

  7. 20 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I wish it were nonsense @kaylowe but I believe there is more than a nugget of truth in it. The pharmaceutical companies regularly buy patents for drugs to make sure that they DON’T get produced in order to keep people buying a drug they already make. They make astronomical amounts of money on drugs for cancer. They absolutely never want to see a cure.

  8. 23 days ago on Non Sequitur

    arrggggg…. Boomers vs Millennials… soooooo sick of this trope.

  9. about 2 months ago on Doonesbury

    Got married in my living room in the middle of a snowstorm. Going on 20 years now. Can’t complain.

  10. 3 months ago on Moderately Confused

    Contact HR dude.. your boss obviously has no clue. You deserve more treats.