“This just doesn't jibe. While the Justice Dept is under the administration, it's not as if the President himself is ordering these raids. Mr Frank making Obama the bad guy is like me blaming Frank for the tax code. And in fact, didn't Obama, at one point early on put the kibosh on the Feds ignoring state laws on marijuana (my memory fails me at the worst times...)?. While the President is responsible for all his administration does, seems like the Justice Dept needs to be investigated once again for overreach. Wouldn't be the first time....and anyway, I agree, legalization is the answer. Alcohol is the killer!”
Jose3 on Apr 30, 2012 at 15:29:07
“Obama is the leader and he needs to lead. If he doesn't he'll go down in history as nothing more than a footnote on race.”
Joey Ismail on Apr 30, 2012 at 14:31:41
“Get off your knees, Obama has been an utter disaster on this issue and many others.”
“Very thoughtful, as you always are. In the true sense of the word. Thanks so much for sharing that angle, something so many might take for granted...who knows, you might save a life or help start a friendship for someone else who reads this. And heeds this!”
May 20, 2013 at 14:18:49
“Natalie Merchant smelled like poop??? That made me laugh out loud Bink (I worked with her on 2 tours during my Elektra days, by then the 90's; can't say I noticed it...lol). Love the Steve Buscemi ending. You have an amazing memory my dear!”
“The entire Teapublican/uber conservative/wingnut system is based on blubbering lips. And that's it! Doesn't matter what they're saying as long as those lips are movin', ads are selling and the feeble-minded are buying whatever's being sold.”
“And to add to the whole mess, Exxon doesn't even know how to clean up diluted bitumen, the sludge being so new to the oil industry they haven't even developed a way to clean it up yet. Lets see him put that little nugget in his 'ballyhooing' of the XL Pipeline! These scorched earth Republicans bent on destrying the very land we depend upon for sustenence, water and living accomodations have absolutely NO interest in an America that exists beyond 2020, or their own lifetimes. It's all for 'our childrens' children' they say, but it's all and only for their own power and profits. Their childrens' children will have to move elsewhere to live their lives, obviously. If they can exist in this world at all.”
marind on Apr 4, 2013 at 17:53:31
“With easy air travel, these "internationalist" can just leave behind the poisons they create for us "little people."
“Unless Hitler is 'elected' as POTUS of course. Then any restriction of presidential war powers magically goes out the window, if Paul & Cruz were to be be believed. So they want assurances that not just Obama, but any future administration couldn't decide to drone- bomb US citizens on US soil. Good for them. They couldn't read the law themselves for some reason. The law that Congress put into effect giving the President war powers....the law that has not changed, obviously. These guys are hellbent on spending money and time over minutae their clerks could find out in less than an hour.”
“Thank you Bob! I'm embarrassed that he's (a) from my hometown and (b) I was a huge Amboy Dukes fan. Ahhh, the ignorance of youth....One of the really bad, bad effects of his comments is that they make ME want to put a slug in him just to shut him up. Rhetoric can so easily inflame those who would otherwise never do harm, and that's the sort of tool Nugent is, for the NRA. And just in general.”
“Don't worry Bob, every time I lambast him on Twitter or Facebook I also inadvertantly type a T after Chris. And my husband's name is Chris (I just did it again!)....He usually gets a T as well whether or not he deserves it. I've chalked it up to a twisted form of Freudian slip.”
“If we could take NRA contributions to politicians campaigns off the table, or if the politicians had the balls to systematically refuse them, that alone would go a long way toward solving this problem and take away their leverage. Also, underfunding the ATF, as far as I'm concerned, is as big a crime as the shooters themselves commit.”
“Man man is correct. After seeing his 'movie', and seeing him be interviewed, I can plainly see his fury is misplaced. It's himself he's mad at. He needs to work on his own demons before he can examine those of others.”
“That whole 'saying the opposite of what is true' is the lynchpin of the GOP campaign for president. Combine that with the 'mirroring' technique that's familiar to most compaigns, well, it's not surprising that Romney can't keep track of what his campaign has said in the past. He hasn't had an independent thought since he left the governorship. Outright lying, smear campaigns (local and national), wild claims...this is the fabric from which we'll choose our leaders from now on unless something is done about campaign reform. Mr Obama would be the perfect President to undertake that nugget. He's arguably not our best President, but it's obvious he TRIES, and that's 100% more than you can say for Congress, who obviously don't give a sh*t and should all be voted out in 2012.”
“I love Rush's wistful questions, because it's like code that feeds the 'market segment' (a real term!) that see themselves in Rush. The sane ones run for the hills, eventually. The rest enable feebs like Santorum and Hermann Cain to blossom and grow. Until the oldest of the 'old white guys' (aka the current crop of Senate Republicans) start dying off, I'm sure we can expect them to rear their ugly heads at least every 2-4 years in order to push some ideology up America's hoo-ha. And people pay them to do it!”
“I've lost count of how many rounds of this we've been through in the last coupla' decades. This time the news brings a faint death knell with it...I can just hear it in the background. By now most of America has grown up and understands that making birth control available reduces abortions. Even (horrors!) Catholics. I'd tell Santorum to look at the statistics as it's so blatently apparent even he could see it, but as we know there's a ban on logical thinking in the GOP. And so we women, and the men who support us will once again stand and figuritively knock 'em over like so many blocks, which is what they are in every sense. This is NOT the fight the Right wants to start if they really plan on winning the White House. So God bless 'em, bring it. (Yep, we do like those kinda words here in Texas).”
Mama62 on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:03:56
“The fact that we are even having this conversation in 2012 is appalling to me. I am amazed when people, especially women don't see this for what it is. Why does anyone thonk they have the right to legislate birth control access. Are these people too young to know anything about history? Do we really envision an America where the government has the power to restrict our access to birth control in any way. I understand some people's very sincere objection to abortion, especially late term, but we are talking about birth control here people, how absurd is this!!!! Next they'll decide that women are too emotional to vote....afterall that was the thought process back in the day when birth control was illegal in this country when women wern't trusted to make decisions about theri own bodies. Insanity............”
xenubarb on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:42:37
“I reckon they must've slept through the past two weeks of Susan G. Komen controversy?
Failed to note the nonpartisan men and women who spoke up in support of Planned Parenthood?
I don't understand the illogic behind banning birth control AND opposing abortions, unless these people really only see us as baby factories who can talk and make sammiches.
This is the first time in human recorded history that religion has been so marginalized. Given that these people have run whole cultures for a thousand years, they've proven only one thing; their way leads to suffering and oppression, while hypocritically claiming the opposite.
By their actions ye shall know them, and history is full of it.”
Tena on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:19:52
“I hope you're right because like you, I've lost count of how many times we've been in this fight since Griswold, which was decided in 1965. This has been going on for decades and we won the fight. We have a constitutionally guaranteed right and we should not have to keep fighting this fight.
It's a right, whether a large number of people like it or not - it doesn't matter. It's still a right and the people still fighting against our rights should have been told decades ago to sit down and shut up now because it's over. They won't accept that it's over, but they can be made to recognize that fact with laws that tell them that there is a right here and that's all there is to it.
But I see hopeful signs that the right may have finally woken the sleeping giant again. So many women have had these rights their entire lives that they think they are inherent and don't understand how it can be taken away again. I think they are starting to see.”
NCScientist on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:54:40
“For the last few weeks, I've felt a seismic change is in the offing...for the better.”
“"It's not how you feel it's how you loook, dahling...........and you looook mahvelous!" And it's true, if you think you look good you feel good. Not an easy feat to do both when you're halfway to 108.”
“And I pay 28% on income tax on less than $200,000 in a state with no income taxes. We are chumps for letting this continue. These McMillionaires should be damn glad we live in a civilized country...and they should be paying their share to keep it civilized.”
megwright on Sep 23, 2011 at 17:04:06
“They're paying their private security forces to protect them from we the people once enough of the population decides to come together and make them pay for their greed and destruction of our economy.”
“I'm not sure that poll is substantially correct; I saw the CBS/NYT poll last week that showed Obama ahead of ANY Repugnican candidate, albeit not by a huge margin; just goes to show you, polls are basically full of shit. I saw that Perry video, and I have to say both my husband and I were..astounded is too small a word...by what we saw. Transformers V anyone? But that's Perry, all boots and no cattle, as we say in Texas. All hair and no brains as anyone who REALLY knows him will tell you. He almost jumped the shark this week with his carefully read, multi-syllabic lies and accusations just prior to Obama's speech before the UN regarding the Isreali conflict. Hopefully Perry's head will hinge open soon and all the springs will boing out; at this rate, it won't be long. Mark my words.”
“Just another guy who'd love to dismantle the government, especially since he is no longer basking in it's glow. This baseline, that baseline...you could deconstruct ANY measure in ways to show why it wouldn't work. And many will,I'm sure. Meantime the economy and the country is dying. The Jobs act, it ain't perfect but it's a JOBS bill; it pretty much guarantees JOBS and revenue will come of it. Pretty simple: stimulating the economy by putting people to work and food on the table of those people and supplies and equipment for the farmers that grow that food and so on. A kind of magic happens with THIS economic plan...it's called trickle down. And when you do it this way it really does.”
dhsdome on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:40:01
“Basking in the glow of governement? With Obama as president. Are you kidding?”
“Thank God the media has FINALLY picked up on this (well, this is a first step anyway). When I first heard Cantor use this term weeks ago, I was shocked that he would actually use THAT against the President's jobs plan (tho it was bandied about before he announced it). When it's quite obvious, to anyone with a 6th grade education, that class warfare is being engaged against the working and poor people of America/ Systematic class warfare at that. Since George W. Bush's Presidency, as far as I can see but we could probably go back further to put a fine point on it. It's part and parcel of the plan for the new Corporate States of America.”
cathyjs on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:08:12
“Jobs plan? What jobs plan? obama's plan is nothing more than rehashed stimulus and spending plans that could not get passed in Congress. This one won't either.
“Great points, all. I thought my jaw was gonna hit the floor (ouch, we have hardwoods) when the opening salvos of the CNN debate began and the lights shined on...Jeopardy?? They spent a half hour just introducing them for God's sake! But, I digress. We've seen the media evolve only the tiniest bit since the Obama administration came to office, however in that same space they've also tried to become more mass appeal. Unless they reposition themselves, we can only hope ratings stay low. Oh and The Hamburgler? Definitely Rick Perry.”