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Posted by Gman in General Discussion
Mon Nov 28th 2011, 04:58 PM
The RW said they were lying, putting America in danger, etc. but now the great and wonderful IAEA says Iran is getting nukes and they are so right and Obama is putting the country in danger, etc., ad nauseum.

Gee, I don't get it!
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion
Tue Sep 20th 2011, 09:38 PM


Dead meat.
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion
Wed Mar 30th 2011, 08:11 AM
about Libya? The guy should have been tried, convicted and imprisoned by now. This is the first time I've seen him on TV talking about current events in 2 or 3 years.
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion
Fri Jan 07th 2011, 11:30 AM
Movin' on down the Tarkio Road
Headed up to Crete Nebraska
Trying my best to set the highway on fire
But my bicycle won't go no faster

Tarkio Road is a mother
It's just like oh so many others
Where the children reject you
And the police inspect you
Lookin' inside the trunk under the hood hopin' to find
The secret places where you always keep your mind
Woh–oh-no Tarkio Road

Abbie and Rubin lyin’ in jail
Learning about the price of bein’ free
Trying to live the constitutional life
And being held back by hypocrisy
Carry the load my brother
You're just like oh so many others
Who the children rejected
And the police inspected
You’re tied to the chair manacled bound and gagged
Is that your face on the American flag?
Woh–oh-no carry the load

I'm singing Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
If you're lookin' for some trouble
You can find it on the Tarkio Road

Twenty-four hours of barbed wire fence
Fifty-five years of pollution
Everyone knows how the puzzle was laid
But can anyone recall the solution
Tarkio Road is a mother
It's just like oh so many others
Where the people infect you
But they never elect you
No reason or cause that you may have perfectly sound
The blind looker’s gonna' try and cut it down

Woh–oh-no Tarkio Road

I'm singing again, Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Tarkio, Tarkio Road
If you're looking for some trouble
You can find it on the Tarkio Road

http://www.brewerandshipley.com/Songs/Tark...


For you youngsters, Abbie and Rubin refer to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Google 'em. And by now it's 95 years of pollution. The song was recorded 40 years before BP's Gulf disaster and long before much more. My favorite line is "No reason or cause that you may have perfectly sound The blind looker’s gonna' try and cut it down." Sound familiar?
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion
Tue Dec 14th 2010, 01:55 PM
This is the contradiction at the heart of the WikiLeaks project. Given what I have read Assange saying, he seems to me to be an opponent of war and a supporter of peace. Yet what he did in leaking these documents, if the leaking did anything at all, is make diplomacy more difficult. It is not that it will lead to war by any means; it is simply that one cannot advocate negotiations and then demand that negotiators be denied confidentiality in which to conduct their negotiations. No business could do that, nor could any other institution. Note how vigorously WikiLeaks hides the inner workings of its own organization, from how it is funded to the people it employs.
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It is difficult to see what harm the leaks have done, beyond embarrassment. It is also difficult to understand why WikiLeaks thinks it has changed history or why Assange lacks a sufficient sense of irony not to see the contradiction between his position on openness and his willingness to keep secrets when they benefit him. But there is also something important here, which is how this all was leaked in the first place.

http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20101213-ta...


Nothing game changing apparently has been leaked. If there are some really REALLY dark secrets out there, and I'm sure there are, they're not in these docs. They apparently don't change anything but make some faces red.

Read the article before commenting, please.
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Dec 08th 2010, 09:27 AM
And we said Obama wasnt experienced enough. I'm afraid that's true. LBJ would gotten 5 yrs of unemployment benefits and permanent middle class tax cuts.

There's 699 days until the election. Tick, tick, tick...
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Nov 30th 2010, 11:43 PM
we walked into this furniture store that's closing and having a big sale. The place was closing because their bank line of credit funding abruptly and completely stopped. Everyone is getting laid off in the chain. This white guy that works there and who was probably in his late 60's walks up and we expressed regret about their situation and especially his as the conversation turned to his age and getting laid off. He then says we've got to get "that guy" out of the WH and a couple of other comments that blamed Obama for his plight. He mentioned something about people not paying their mortgages and a couple of other slights. WRONG THING TO SAY TO THE WRONG PEOPLE! My wife was civil enough to just walk off because she didn't want to hear it. I couldn't let that go.

Speaking of people not paying mortgages, I asked the guy if he remembered the phrase "ownership society" and who used it. I asked him if he ever heard of NINJA loans (No income, No job, No assets). He said he did. I told him they were legal because Republicans made them legal. I told him that now that Democrats are fixing the abuses by banks and business banks have admitted they are not lending, and businesses are not hiring because they do not want things to improve so they can get Obama. Banks and businesses are intentionally hoarding their money. Republicans block everything because they don't want things to get better so now he's getting laid off. I told him this entire thing started long before Obama was even a US Senator and got rolling when Republicans had control of the WH, Congress and the SCOTUS. I told him that the whole teabagger movement is nothing but a tool for big banks, Wall Street and big corporations to block or undo everything Democrats were trying to fix so they can go back to what they were doing before. I told him the free market doesn't regulate itself. That's not only a fallacy, it's ideological propaganda and that everyone that voted for Republicans this year just gave the keys back to the party that drove the truck into the ditch. I told him the only thing free markets do is promote unfettered greed. I told him that it was also much easier to blame "that black guy" for everything and that none of this started Jan 20, 2009 that in fact, it was at it's peak then. I reminded him of 750K people laid off in January 2009 alone. I told him the whole country, and actually the whole civilized world owed Obama a thank you for saving capitalism and the world economy from complete collapse. I told him a few other choice things over the course of 10 minutes of laying into him. I told him I couldn't believe people were so stupid as to vote Republicans back in.

When I was finally through with him he actually said, "You're right." which is what I wanted to hear him say.

I HATE it when, just because we're white, other white teabaggers automatically assume we hate Obama too. Wrong thing for this guy to say to us. You might say I should have told the manager. But there's no reason to. He's putting himself out of a job anyway because he supports Republicans. But the manager of the place is a good family friend and a liberal. So I might tell him after the stores close and they're laid off. But I suspect everyone knows he's a winger anyway.

Don't f**k with me!
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Sep 19th 2010, 03:21 PM
For the going on 10 years I've been here on DU, and for many years before that, I've often been angry at just how hypocritical the right wing can be. We've all asked, "How can they say that if they believe < fill in the blank >." That blank can be filled in with many different things such as "they believe the US was founded as a Christian country" in response to posts like I found at FR absolutely excusing Christine O'Donnell's "dabbling in witchcraft":

"I *almost* feel sorry for the RINOs. They pointed out she is (allegedly) unelectable. We don’t care. They pointed out she (allegedly) has financial issues. We don’t care. Now they point out that 11 years ago she claimed to once (as in, even more than 11 years ago) dabbled in witchcraft. Guess what — we still don’t care!"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/259...


And there's even more things to ask in that post.

That was the last straw for me. I have finally decided there are no rules. There are no guidelines for these people to abide by. They make it up as they go along. Antonin Scalia says the 14th amendment wasn't written to ban sex bias. But as whoneedstickets points out in that thread neither does the constitution give corporations the same rights as persons. But to them, that's OK too. There are no rules. There is no "originalist" reading of the constitution.

And there are many more examples of this type thing. To wit, I no longer am going to try to understand their logic because there is none. They have no logic. BECAUSE, the only logic is to do and say anything and everything necessary to enrich the corporations and to tighten back their grips that we were just starting to pry apart. It's all about the rich and making money. If you want logic, that's what it's all about. And the rich and the corporations have their tool fools, both paid and otherwise (such as the above ass at FR) that will make up anything they need to whenever it's convenient. They have no rules.
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Aug 16th 2010, 06:29 PM
No one plays the victim better than Republics and the RW. Mention anything about white people and they are so offended. Mention anything about Christianity and they say they're persecuted. This is nothing short of passive aggressive which is intended to mess with you. Here's how to handle it:

Step 1 Remain calm in the presence of a passive aggressive person no matter what happens. Seeing you disturbed and distraught reinforces the behavior.

Step 2 Stop feeling guilty for the passive aggressive person's behavior. The passive aggressive person may try to make you feel guilty, but you need to remember that this person is responsible for his own interactions with others.

Read more: How to Handle Passive Aggression | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2085446_handle-pas...
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Mar 16th 2010, 10:46 PM
"know you're not going to listen to me.

I'm going to say it anyway, because as a concerned citizen of The United States of America, I must.

You are making a grave, perhaps nation-ending mistake."

To: Lorianne

She thinks there will be no consequences..... She is betting her very life.

2 posted on 03/16/2010 4:39:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: bert

What is the name of her husbands business and where is it located? I understand they own a vineyard and a hotel. Anyone know?

26 posted on 03/16/2010 4:51:54 PM PDT by RC2
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She thinks there will be no consequences..... She is betting her very life.

Pretty much.
Pelosi, 0bama and Reid should remember what happened to Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife in Romania, when he continued to ignore the will of of the people.

********This one includes Nicolae Ceausescu on the cover of Newsweek and a picture after he was executed during the revolution******

To: bert

***** “She thinks there will be no consequences..... She is betting her very life” ******

First thing that came to my mind was the picture of Mussolini and his babe hanging by their heels...

Then I transposed (in my mind) Reid and pelosi’s heads into the picture

Then I wondered who I would have to contact to get the Beer Concession for that little gathering.

TT

120 posted on 03/16/2010 6:17:00 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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These are very violent and sick people.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2...
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Mar 16th 2010, 11:53 AM
I find myself seething with frustration at two of the people I admire most in the realm of progressive issues and politics: Michael Moore and Dennis Kucinich. Watching Countdown on MSNBC last night brought it all to a head. I listened to President Obama tell the story of Natoma Canfield, a woman priced out of the health insurance market only to be diagnosed with leukemia.

Then I listened to Ms. Canfield herself, speaking from her hospital bed after a day of treatments, answering Lawrence O'Donnell's question about what she would tell her Congressman, Dennis Kucinich, who says he'll vote against this legislation because it doesn't go far enough.

Natoma Canfield said simply this:

"Well, it just seems to me that everything needs a start"

And with that, a self-employed house cleaner and cancer patient in Ohio spoke more eloquently and with more wisdom than either Michael Moore or Dennis Kucinich ever have on this issue.

First, if you haven't, watch this segment of President Obama yesterday, telling Natoma Canfield's story. It starts at about 2:05.

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http://www.eclectablog.com/2010/03/kucinic...
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Posted by Gman in Science
Sat Feb 27th 2010, 01:26 PM
Check out the simulation shown here. Amazing.

From NOAA:



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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Feb 09th 2010, 05:10 PM
I appreciate it.

Yeah, I know, I started my own thread. Well I hope whoever gave the heart sees it before it gets pulled/combined!
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Nov 13th 2009, 09:12 AM
1) Right wing nut but mega-money organizations are buying it up (like Newsmax giving it away for $5)

2) Everyone else that wants to see just how friggin' stupid this woman really is. It's a morbid curiosity. Kinda like the town folks who went to see the wreck of the Old 97



I like this pic so much I thought I'd make an OP out of it. It describes Sarah Palin perfectly.
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Posted by Gman in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Oct 23rd 2009, 11:53 AM
The Obama White House looks like it is has taken a page out of the playbook of the late Nixon Press Secretary Ron Ziegler. In a fit of pique, during the 1972 presidential campaign, Ziegler barred Rolling Stone reporter and Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson from flying on the lead campaign press plane, notwithstanding that Thompson had been covering the race, that there was space on the plane, and that Thompson was an accredited reporter. Thompson's problem was that he did not report things the way the Committee to Reelect the President would have liked things to have been reported.

Well, Robert Gibbs,the Obama press secretary, is doing all he can to follow in Ziegler's footsteps. Gibbs is trying to get the news organizations that cover the White House to drop Fox from the White House press pool. Pressed on his efforts to get the press to dump Fox from the pool, Gibbs demurred. Despite repeated questioning by ABC's Jake Tapper, Gibbs would not give a straight answer on where the White House stood on Fox and pool coverage.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/10/23/... /


Can you believe Fox is actually invoking Nixon's treatment of Hunter S Thompson as a reporter? Have they watched "Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas"? That reporter they're invoking?

And, apparently they never read Hunter S Thompson's article in The Atlantic when Nixon died:

Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it. He was the real thing -- a political monster straight out of Grendel and a very dangerous enemy. He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. He lied to his friends and betrayed the trust of his family. Not even Gerald Ford, the unhappy ex-president who pardoned Nixon and kept him out of prison, was immune to the evil fallout. Ford, who believes strongly in Heaven and Hell, has told more than one of his celebrity golf partners that "I know I will go to hell, because I pardoned Richard Nixon."

I have had my own bloody relationship with Nixon for many years, but I am not worried about it landing me in hell with him. I have already been there with that bastard, and I am a better person for it. Nixon had the unique ability to make his enemies seem honorable, and we developed a keen sense of fraternity. Some of my best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together.
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The family opted for cremation until they were advised of the potentially onerous implications of a strictly private, unwitnessed burning of the body of the man who was, after all, the President of the United States. Awkward questions might be raised, dark allusions to Hitler and Rasputin. People would be filing lawsuits to get their hands on the dental charts. Long court battles would be inevitable -- some with liberal cranks bitching about corpus delicti and habeas corpus and others with giant insurance companies trying not to pay off on his death benefits. Either way, an orgy of greed and duplicity was sure to follow any public hint that Nixon might have somehow faked his own death or been cryogenically transferred to fascist Chinese interests on the Central Asian Mainland.

http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/graffit...


God Bless Hunter S Thompson. Nixon's hatred did have a way of making his enemies seem honorable, even to Fox News.
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