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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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Yeah, and then they'll do what ahhnold schwarzenegger did.

When he was running for governor of California, these stories began to surface of his many gropings of women on his film sets and the loutish liberties he'd take with them, physically. During the campaign, he said he would discuss and disclose everything after the election. He vowed it publicly and more than once.

Sure enough, Election Night belongs to him and the next day when he's Governor-Elect, as he starts the transition thing, he's asked about those discussions and disclosures he promised, regarding all the manhandling of women during his Hollywood days, and what does he say? "The election is over, the people have spoken, and I think it's time to move on." Gee, how convenient...

This con game paul ryan is trying to play just reeks of what schwarzenegger did. We the People of the State of California never did get answers about what he was up to on those sets when the going got frisky and he took full advantage of his star status. Not that we didn't guess correctly, I'm quite certain.

Well, how 'bout that. Mr. "Magic Asterisk" is back.

I read his book once upon a time.

Learned all about his "magic asterisk" and his good friend Rosey Scenario.

He admitted that THAT'S how they made the numbers "work" during the reagan years.

He finally saw the light, long after inflicting so much senseless useless pain on the poor and needy. His vision seems to have cleared further.

I like this VERY much!!!

Gonna send it to some people I know who mumble "baby-killer" under their breath when referring to President Obama.

GREAT information!!!!

Besides, when you screw the poor (those "least of these" folks some bearded guy in the Bible kept talking about), you're your very own death panel.

Thank you.

NAILED it on something I NEVER see examined closely, Cosmocat. That sniveling and whining about "uncertainty"!

Hey, let's be honest here. Any company sitting on a mountain of cash it's just hoarding - has NO legitimate claim to bray about "uncertainty." When you've got amounts of money as large as theirs stashed away, you can HARDLY whine about "uncertainty." That much money will see you through any alleged "uncertainty" with the greatest of ease.

Fuck them! I don't want to hear any complaints about "uncertainty"! Hell, you face "uncertainty" on the very moment you greet the new day! You're not 100% guaranteed of ANYTHING, EVER! You're certainly not guaranteed to have a successful day, or, hell, even survive the day! We all face uncertainty EVERY DAY and EVERY NIGHT.

It's called the unpredictability of life. It's called Fate. It's called the Luck of the Draw. It's called Serendipity. It's called "que sera sera." We live with it day in and day out!

Unless you consider voter suppression and buying elections (Citizens United).

AND stealing elections as well. If you can rig the game, then you win every time, even if you're severely outnumbered. At least for long enough to do some serious long-term damage.

Never forget what Mad-Eye Moody warned Harry Potter: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!!"

And we HAVE TO get out the vote. In overwhelming numbers. Numbers so large that the election can't easily be stolen. Numbers so large they out-shout all the spin.

And besides:
We also have to help, in whatever state it's needed, to make sure that EVERYONE has the proper legally-recognized-at-the-polling-place ID. In whatever permutation it's acquired. If you have to drive somebody to and from some office or help somebody pay one of those ridiculous, usurious fees, do it if you're able. EVERY approach aimed at preventing someone from voting, if they're entitled to vote, Needs. To. Be. Fought. And rather vigorously, I'm afraid.

I mean, shit, the bad guys have entire think tanks full of people who do nothing all day long but look for loopholes and other ways to get around the rules, rig the game, and scam the system. Battalions of oppositional research nerds and "College republi-CON"-types that grow up into lee atwaters and kkkarl roves. That's all on their side and it's very well-funded as we know.

AGREED!!!! I am sick and tired of the "we've gotta be nice" schtick.

Oh, we can't go there. Oh, it makes us just like them. Oh, clutch those pearls. Wring those hands.

SCREW IT! Politics is a dirty business and sometimes you have to get down into the mud. When we take the high road, it's always taken us straight over a cliff - and allows the bad guys to win.

WINNING. In politics and power, it's all that counts.

Once you WIN, THEN you can deal with the morality of everything.

Good reminder! No. I take it back. EXCELLENT reminder, malaise!

Let's remember all the suspects named here. Let's remember them. Let's hold this against them FOREVER. We have names. Let's make sure we remember.

Let's remember all the agony and anguish THESE PEOPLE have PERSONALLY foisted on Americans who are struggling under the bush economy that we still haven't completely climbed out from under. These people are PERSONALLY responsible for not moving our country forward and for willfully screwing its people.

As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.

The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives."

According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.

For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform.

Copying this so it's easy to find. I have versions of this stashed in several places in my computer. This list of names and faces should be on every post office wall in America. On WANTED posters. Because they're criminals and domestic terrorists, manufacturing misery exclusively so their party can get back in power.

Indeed! That's what I was wondering.

How on earth do they - um - execute marital relations in that household? Without her getting quite literally steamrolled?

Hmmm... doing to her in their bedroom at night what he's also trying to do to the rest of the state of New Jersey.

Impressive! Thanks for this post, grantcart.

It makes total sense. What good is it to nickel and dime your employees and your customer base - if you wind up undermining all of it? I have been fascinated, morbidly fascinated - ever since reagan - how cheaping out on wages and benefits to save a buck is penny-wise and pound-foolish.

That's all reagan ever was about. Saving a buck here with NO thought about the ramifications of cheaping out farther down the road over there. There never seemed to be any serious longterm analysis or concern. Henry Ford wanted his employees to be paid more so they could afford to buy his cars! Enlightened self-interest. Henry Ford clearly didn't think it was worth chiseling his employees pay or benefits to save himself a quick buck on the short term. What happens when their buying power decreases? Eventually he himself is a huge loser. romney and bain and friends all looked for the quick buck on the short term. Never mind the longterm consequences of their vulture orgies - that got THEM some goodies in the short term, and then they just bail out fast with those short-term profits and leave the wreckage behind for the victims they robbed to sift through.

Maybe it's just mis-named. It shouldn't be Bain Capital. It should be BAIL Capital. 'Cause they bail out with all the goodies just before disaster strikes. It's as though they board the crowded plane. Then once inside, they start stripping it, out from under the other people onboard. They strip the seat belts and padded seats, the electronics and wiring throughout the passenger compartment, all the instruments in the cockpit, and all the parachutes. Then, when the plane is permanently and fatally disabled, they strap on those parachutes and bail out - to safety. The plane, now stripped of all its critical components and thus rendered uncontrollable and unable to stay aloft, crashes, taking everyone else aboard down to their deaths.

You're also talking about a group that cheers for executions, catcalls about

"just let 'em DIE!" AND boo a brave soldier on active duty ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE, who's volunteered to put his own ass on the line in harm's way while they sit at home on their own fat lazy selfish good-for-nothing judgmental asses and boo him - just because he's gay.


The only thing worse than that, on that horrible evening, was the candidates all standing there onstage at their nice little lecterns, pretty maids all in a row, silent as a graveyard while this was going on in the audience in front of them. NOT ONE of them stepped forward to speak out and silence the crowd and try to be a TRUE leader, and teach them a little something about respect. They all just stood there in silence, thus offering their tacit agreement.

That debate just made me sick. I REVILE and ABHOR those awful, hideous, selfish, callous, unsympathetic, unfeeling non-compassionate jerks. ANTI-compassionate jerks! I bet their great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfathers were all out there eagerly throwing stones at the "sinners" Jesus spoke up for, so smug in their certainty that THEY themselves were without sin.