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Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 08:34:58 in Politics

“Ah, so many to be educated.

*sighs*

Photo after photo of previous Presidents, all reading from the 'prompter (or, in Lil' #43s case, 'trying to read')...

http://brobrubel.com/2012/03/13/like-a-president-never-used-a-teleprompter-before/

You're all welcome.”
Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 07:38:00 in Politics

“And, speaking of 'history'...

238 of the nations foremost authorities on our American Presidencies­­­ ranked Bu$h #43 as the WORST President of the 20th (and 21st) Century, and 5th worst in our nations history...

Quite an 'epic' achievement.

*eyeroll*

Read for yourselves,my fellow HPers...

"It’s one thing for a coterie of liberals at a late-night Washington soiree to say that George W. Bush was the worst president in their lifetimes.

It’s another thing when the same is said by the nation’s 238 leading presidential scholars, who have been polled annually for the last 28 years."

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/07/01/nations-leading-presidential-scholars-bush-worst-president-modern-era-5th-worst-history/
Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 14:34:17 in Politics

“A semi-related follow-up.

When the Caucasian kids loot and burn...

It's just 'boys being boys'.

http://www.care2.com/causes/another-white-riot-in-kentucky.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-17581076

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2011/06/16/breaking-news-white-people-riot-too

Wonder what the difference could be in how the two groups, committing the same kinds of riotous behaviour, are treated by 'peace officers'...?

*smh*”

CynAnne on Aug 27, 2014 at 08:34:58

“Ah, so many to be educated.

*sighs*

Photo after photo of previous Presidents, all reading from the 'prompter (or, in Lil' #43s case, 'trying to read')...

http://brobrubel.com/2012/03/13/like-a-president-never-used-a-teleprompter-before/

You're all welcome.”
GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 09:30:42 in Politics

“Far too many, 'killed while black', to be considered just 'outliers in police conduct'...

"Delores Jones-Brown, a law professor and director of the 'Center on Race, Crime, and Statistics' at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, has identified dozens of black men and women who have died at the hands of police, going back as far as 1994."

"Professor Jones-Brown also points to examples where police officers have shot unarmed black men and women in Hollywood, Riverside (California), and Prince Georges County—a Maryland suburb known as the most affluent US county with an African-American majority."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Shameful...but not surprising, part two.”
If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 08:34:49 in Politics

“Fortunately, many of we 'white folks' aren't nearly as Caucasian as we feared...

"Although long suspected, what hasn’t been confirmed (until now) is how many self-identified 'white' women and men are walking around today with recent 'hidden' African ancestry in their families—you know, white people who, at least according to the old, notorious 'one-drop rule' of the Jim Crow era, would have been considered 'legally black'. How many of them don’t know it? How many might sense it, but aren’t sure why? And how would they react if they did know? For Southerners, in particular, there are more than just 'Confederates in the Attic'. And the proof and guide is...in their DNA."

http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2014/03/how_many_white_people_have_hidden_black_ancestry.html

;)”
GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 01:50:20 in Politics

“Then we can offer some recent data...

"Three studies - released by Gallup, the Urban Institute and The Commonwealth Fund show that the ACA *has been successful* in reducing the number of uninsured Americans. One report estimates that 14 million people obtained health insurance coverage through the marketplaces and Medicaid -- surpassing previous estimates -- and that the percentage of Americans without coverage has fallen by 5 percentage points."

"Seventy-eight percent, including 74 percent of ACA recipients who identify themselves as Republicans, reported *being satisfied* with their new plans, and almost 80 percent said they were optimistic that the ACA would improve their access to care."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-sander-/majority-of-americans-hap_b_5591883.html
GOP Hits Jason Carter For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

GOP Hits Jason Carter For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 04:20:44 in Politics

“Once again, Zucco provides proof of what I've pointed out so many times before...

Trollollollies trying to divert and/or attack when challenged by facts or truth.

And it was documented, long ago...

http://www.alternet.org/story/149197/are_right-wing_libertarian_internet_trolls_getting_paid_to_dumb_down_online_conversations
Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women | Mother Jones

Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women | Mother Jones

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 10:51:47 in Politics

“An update on the venal NRA...this time it's about 'smart guns'.

"National organizations like the 'Coalition to Stop Gun Violence' and the 'American Association of Suicidology' support further development of smart guns and believe such firearms are ready to be brought to market."

"The main opponent is the National Rifle Association. But it will not speak. The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader left six separate messages on the phone and with a secretary over two weeks for the one spokesman designated to talk to the media, Andrew Arulanandam, in the national office in Virginia. He did not respond. Eventually, the newspaper requested someone — anyone — to send a statement on the group's position on smart guns. The organization still did not reply."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/03/proponents-smart-guns-nra-obstacle/13551659/

Shameful...but not surprising.”
If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 05:25:10 in Politics

“After the plethora of embarrassing incidents involving T-Publican'ts near mind-boggling ignorance on the subjects of...

'Climate Change'...

'The Constitution'...

'Education and Evolution'...

'Debt Solutions'...

'Immigration'...

'Womens Reproductive-systems'...

And 'Reality, in general'...

Their new motto seems to be...

"Science...it's a trap!"

xD”

CynAnne on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:34:49

“Fortunately, many of we 'white folks' aren't nearly as Caucasian as we feared...

"Although long suspected, what hasn’t been confirmed (until now) is how many self-identified 'white' women and men are walking around today with recent 'hidden' African ancestry in their families—you know, white people who, at least according to the old, notorious 'one-drop rule' of the Jim Crow era, would have been considered 'legally black'. How many of them don’t know it? How many might sense it, but aren’t sure why? And how would they react if they did know? For Southerners, in particular, there are more than just 'Confederates in the Attic'. And the proof and guide is...in their DNA."

http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2014/03/how_many_white_people_have_hidden_black_ancestry.html

;)”
GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 03:44:23 in Politics

“Speaking of 'war'...here's another 'unintended consequence' of 'Iraq, Inc'.

"In Raleigh, N.C., employees of 'Capitol Special Police' patrol apartment buildings, a bowling alley and nightclubs, stopping suspicious people, searching their cars and making arrests."

"Sounds like a good thing, but 'Capitol Special Police' isn't a police force at all -- it's a for-profit security company hired by private property owners."

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/02/private_police.html

And the 'Patriot Act' helped pave the way...

"A rapid proliferation has been actively encouraged by the federal government, particularly by the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11, and by the Defense Department."

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/24/military-us-police-swat-teams-raids-aclu

Shameful...but not surprising.”

CynAnne on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:30:42

“Far too many, 'killed while black', to be considered just 'outliers in police conduct'...

"Delores Jones-Brown, a law professor and director of the 'Center on Race, Crime, and Statistics' at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, has identified dozens of black men and women who have died at the hands of police, going back as far as 1994."

"Professor Jones-Brown also points to examples where police officers have shot unarmed black men and women in Hollywood, Riverside (California), and Prince Georges County—a Maryland suburb known as the most affluent US county with an African-American majority."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Shameful...but not surprising, part two.”
Wal-Mart's biggest problem: Its customers

Wal-Mart's biggest problem: Its customers

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 02:49:14 in Business

“Furthermore...

The T-Publican'ts want to take America back to the 1800s, where the majority of the poor were semi-liter­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­a­­­­­t­­­­­­e­­­­­­...

Where women were treated as little more than chattel, passed from fathers to future-husbands like trading cards...

Where many children starved in the streets, and those that made it to adulthood usually had only two choices for their 'life plan'...

Military conscripti­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­o­­­­­n or dangerous, underpaid labor.

"By their fruits shall you know of them".

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­T-Publican­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­'­­t­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­s have become most telling...

And in THE most unpleasant ways.”
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL-MARTINEZ'S FATHER GETS IT RIGHT

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL-MARTINEZ'S FATHER GETS IT RIGHT

Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 20:13:23 in Politics

“Furthermore...

The horrifying truth for U.S. women is documented.

"Deaths related to pregnancy and childbearing *have increased* in the United States over the past decade, putting maternal mortality at nearly its highest rate in a quarter century, according to a new study published in 'The Lancet'. The U.S. is one of just eight countries where maternal deaths increased between 2003 and 2013; the other nations in this dubious category include Afghanistan, El Salvador, Belize, and South Sudan."

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/06/3434509/us-maternal-mortality/

Further corroboration here (in chronological order)...

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/03/why-are-american-women-dying-childbirth-201438161633539780.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/health/american-way-of-birth-costliest-in-the-world.html

http://feministing.com/2012/01/24/study-abortion-is-safer-than-giving-birth/

Shameful...but not surprising, once you know who's behind those kinds of statistics for American women.

No 'war on women', republicans claimed...?

Nearly a THOUSAND repub-proffered 'anti-choice' bills...

Without *correct medical information* to corroborate their legislation...

Said differently.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/21/opinion/granderson-gop-rape-abortion

"Tell the truth and shame the Devil(s)", the olde saying goes...”
GOP Hits Jason Carter For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

GOP Hits Jason Carter For Wanting To Do Something Most Georgians Also Want

Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 03:30:40 in Politics

“Finally...

"Study after study has long shown that health care is *worst* in precisely those states where Republicans poll 'best'. But in their zeal to discredit a president they loathe, GOP leaders across the nation passed up an historic opportunity to bring health insurance and with it, greater financial security and higher standards of living to millions of their own constituents."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/29/1241710/-Better-Dead-and-Red-How-the-GOP-blocked-health-care-for-red-state-Americans

The "Wall Street Journal" provided a map, showing just that...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303983904579091522214378410.html

And, last but certainly not least...

"A new report released estimated the Affordable Care Act’s net cost for 2014 at $36 billion dollars, *$5 billion less* than the past figure for the year, according to both the 'Joint Committee on Taxation' and the CBO. Additionally, officials anticipate an overall price tag of $1,383 billion between 2015 and 2024, *$104 billion dollars less* than previous projections."

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/cbo-cuts-costs-obamacare-billions

Poor, put-upon T-Publican'ts, finding out ObamaCare will SAVE Americans even more money than first thought.

*smh*”
Blake Farenthold Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

Blake Farenthold Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 04:40:29 in Politics

“Finally...

T-Publican'ts will be forever remembered, in most unpleasant terms, for their rankly-partisan 'Billion-Dollar Boondoggle'...

"The financial services company 'Standard & Poors' said the GOP-led government shutdown, which ended with a deal late Wednesday night after 16 days, took *$24 billion dollars* out of the U.S. economy, and reduced projected fourth-quarter GDP growth from 3 percent to 2.4 percent."

http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/17/heres-what-the-government-shutdown-cost-the-economy/

And, quite unlike 'Lil' #43', President Obama 'took account'...

For this.

"According to a report from the 'Center for Strategic and International Studies', the unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan increased the debt by $795 billion through the end of fiscal 2008."

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/the-fiscal-legacy-of-george-w-bush/

And, last but not least...

"According to congressional records, there have been *fewer than 60 public laws enacted* in the first 11 months of the year 2013, so *far below the previous low* in legislative output that the officials who keep track of such things have already declared this session of the 113th Congress *the least productive, ever* in Americas history."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/113th-congress-going-down-in-history-for-its-inaction-has-a-critical-december-to-do-list/2013/12/01/cf2b4808-57a0-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

If the 'proof is in the pudding', then the T-Publican'ts 'earned desserts' can be served in a platinum-plated thimble...

And that might be too much for them.”
If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

If Obama Is Actually Coming For Your Guns, He's Really Terrible At It

Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 04:20:33 in Politics

“And, speaking of 'de-bunking'...

The 'teapers' have become an ever-shrinking cadre of craven clowns...and the numbers prove how unpopular they are.

Aka...this survey, from just a couple months ago.

"Now just 15 percent of Americans say they are supporters of the tea party movement - the *lowest number* since 'CBS News' began asking about the tea party back in February 2010."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tea-party-support-hits-new-lows-poll/

"Please proceed, T-Publican'ts..."

;)”

CynAnne on Aug 15, 2014 at 05:25:10

“After the plethora of embarrassing incidents involving T-Publican'ts near mind-boggling ignorance on the subjects of...

'Climate Change'...

'The Constitution'...

'Education and Evolution'...

'Debt Solutions'...

'Immigration'...

'Womens Reproductive-systems'...

And 'Reality, in general'...

Their new motto seems to be...

"Science...it's a trap!"

xD”
GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

GOP’s Obamacare Fears Come True - Kyle Cheney And Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com

Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 03:47:21 in Politics

“And, quite unlike #43, President Obama 'took account'...

For this.

"According to a report from the 'Center for Strategic and International Studies', the unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan increased the debt by *$795 billion dollars* through the end of fiscal 2008."

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/the-fiscal-legacy-of-george-w-bush/

And he's done this, as well.

"According the non-partisan CBO, the federal budget outlook will *continue to improve* this year, with the deficit projected to shrink to $514 billion - *the lowest level* since President Barack Obama took office."

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/budget-deficit-shrinks-103092.html

"Tell the truth and shame the Devil(s)", the olde saying goes...

;)”

CynAnne on Aug 23, 2014 at 01:50:20

“Then we can offer some recent data...

"Three studies - released by Gallup, the Urban Institute and The Commonwealth Fund show that the ACA *has been successful* in reducing the number of uninsured Americans. One report estimates that 14 million people obtained health insurance coverage through the marketplaces and Medicaid -- surpassing previous estimates -- and that the percentage of Americans without coverage has fallen by 5 percentage points."

"Seventy-eight percent, including 74 percent of ACA recipients who identify themselves as Republicans, reported *being satisfied* with their new plans, and almost 80 percent said they were optimistic that the ACA would improve their access to care."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-sander-/majority-of-americans-hap_b_5591883.html

CynAnne on Aug 15, 2014 at 03:44:23

“Speaking of 'war'...here's another 'unintended consequence' of 'Iraq, Inc'.

"In Raleigh, N.C., employees of 'Capitol Special Police' patrol apartment buildings, a bowling alley and nightclubs, stopping suspicious people, searching their cars and making arrests."

"Sounds like a good thing, but 'Capitol Special Police' isn't a police force at all -- it's a for-profit security company hired by private property owners."

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/02/private_police.html

And the 'Patriot Act' helped pave the way...

"A rapid proliferation has been actively encouraged by the federal government, particularly by the Department of Homeland Security after 9/11, and by the Defense Department."

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/jun/24/military-us-police-swat-teams-raids-aclu

Shameful...but not surprising.”
Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 03:08:30 in Politics

CynAnne on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:34:17

“A semi-related follow-up.

When the Caucasian kids loot and burn...

It's just 'boys being boys'.

http://www.care2.com/causes/another-white-riot-in-kentucky.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-17581076

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2011/06/16/breaking-news-white-people-riot-too

Wonder what the difference could be in how the two groups, committing the same kinds of riotous behaviour, are treated by 'peace officers'...?

*smh*”
Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Commented Aug 5, 2014 at 03:30:38 in Politics

“Finally...

"There you go again..."

*smh*

“The so-called 'Obama Phones' are actually a creation of the conservatives beloved Ronald Reagan, who began the program in 1984."

"Actually called the “Lifeline Program,” the legislation permits some households to receive a free landline under Congress’s rationale that 'telephone service provides a vital link to emergency services, government services and surrounding communities'."

"That idea dates back to 1934, under the 'Communications Act', but Reagan was the first to actually implement the legislation."

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/ring-wing-goes-crazy-over-obama-phones-which-are-actually-reagan-phones

And, as for the current 'parrot-point' of 'Ebola running amok in America' misinformation...

Educate yourselves, please.

"Ebola doesn't jump from person to person through the air, but through close contact by touching bodily fluids such as sweat, vomit, or blood. The outbreak in West Africa is so severe for a number of key reasons, including a lack of resources, inadequate infection-control measures, and mistrust of health workers. The United States, by contrast, has far better public-health infrastructure. And that makes all the difference."

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/2/5962555/ebola-outbreak-virus-symptoms-american-hospital-emory-brantly-atlanta/in/5712456

You're all welcome.”

CynAnne on Aug 27, 2014 at 07:38:00

“And, speaking of 'history'...

238 of the nations foremost authorities on our American Presidencies­­­ ranked Bu$h #43 as the WORST President of the 20th (and 21st) Century, and 5th worst in our nations history...

Quite an 'epic' achievement.

*eyeroll*

Read for yourselves,my fellow HPers...

"It’s one thing for a coterie of liberals at a late-night Washington soiree to say that George W. Bush was the worst president in their lifetimes.

It’s another thing when the same is said by the nation’s 238 leading presidential scholars, who have been polled annually for the last 28 years."

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/07/01/nations-leading-presidential-scholars-bush-worst-president-modern-era-5th-worst-history/
Blake Farenthold Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

Blake Farenthold Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 06:48:16 in Politics

“Furthermore...

Their 'ban the border kids' debacle has made their predicament even more dire, as this recent column from Fernando Espuelas clearly illustrates.

"In particular, Republicans underestimate the blowback from Latinos. This year in the California congressional primaries, I endorsed a moderate Republican, part of the reform wing of the party. The reaction from the audience of my radio program, and especially through social media, was swift and brutal. Hundreds of Latino voters told me I was crazy – and that they would *never* vote for Republicans after they killed immigration reform in the House."

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/immigration/212146-republican-hostility-to-border-kids-alienates-hispanics-again

Shameful behaviour from the xenophobic T-Publican'ts...but not surprising.”

CynAnne on Aug 6, 2014 at 04:40:29

“Finally...

T-Publican'ts will be forever remembered, in most unpleasant terms, for their rankly-partisan 'Billion-Dollar Boondoggle'...

"The financial services company 'Standard & Poors' said the GOP-led government shutdown, which ended with a deal late Wednesday night after 16 days, took *$24 billion dollars* out of the U.S. economy, and reduced projected fourth-quarter GDP growth from 3 percent to 2.4 percent."

http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/17/heres-what-the-government-shutdown-cost-the-economy/

And, quite unlike 'Lil' #43', President Obama 'took account'...

For this.

"According to a report from the 'Center for Strategic and International Studies', the unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan increased the debt by $795 billion through the end of fiscal 2008."

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/the-fiscal-legacy-of-george-w-bush/

And, last but not least...

"According to congressional records, there have been *fewer than 60 public laws enacted* in the first 11 months of the year 2013, so *far below the previous low* in legislative output that the officials who keep track of such things have already declared this session of the 113th Congress *the least productive, ever* in Americas history."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/113th-congress-going-down-in-history-for-its-inaction-has-a-critical-december-to-do-list/2013/12/01/cf2b4808-57a0-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

If the 'proof is in the pudding', then the T-Publican'ts 'earned desserts' can be served in a platinum-plated thimble...

And that might be too much for them.”
Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

Cruz Hits Obama Administration For POW Release; Rice Defends Move As 'Sacred Obligation'

CynAnne on Aug 5, 2014 at 03:30:38

“Finally...

"There you go again..."

*smh*

“The so-called 'Obama Phones' are actually a creation of the conservatives beloved Ronald Reagan, who began the program in 1984."

"Actually called the “Lifeline Program,” the legislation permits some households to receive a free landline under Congress’s rationale that 'telephone service provides a vital link to emergency services, government services and surrounding communities'."

"That idea dates back to 1934, under the 'Communications Act', but Reagan was the first to actually implement the legislation."

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/ring-wing-goes-crazy-over-obama-phones-which-are-actually-reagan-phones

And, as for the current 'parrot-point' of 'Ebola running amok in America' misinformation...

Educate yourselves, please.

"Ebola doesn't jump from person to person through the air, but through close contact by touching bodily fluids such as sweat, vomit, or blood. The outbreak in West Africa is so severe for a number of key reasons, including a lack of resources, inadequate infection-control measures, and mistrust of health workers. The United States, by contrast, has far better public-health infrastructure. And that makes all the difference."

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/2/5962555/ebola-outbreak-virus-symptoms-american-hospital-emory-brantly-atlanta/in/5712456

You're all welcome.”
Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women | Mother Jones

Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women | Mother Jones

Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 04:24:02 in Politics

“Finally, there's this to consider...

"Today at the NRA’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, oversized letters on the facade no longer refer to “marksmanship” and “safety.” Instead, the Second Amendment is emblazoned on a wall of the building’s lobby. Visitors might not notice that the text is incomplete. It reads:

“.. the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

The first half—the part about the well regulated militia—has been deliberately edited out."

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/nra-guns-second-amendment-106856_Page2.html

CynAnne on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:51:47

“An update on the venal NRA...this time it's about 'smart guns'.

"National organizations like the 'Coalition to Stop Gun Violence' and the 'American Association of Suicidology' support further development of smart guns and believe such firearms are ready to be brought to market."

"The main opponent is the National Rifle Association. But it will not speak. The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader left six separate messages on the phone and with a secretary over two weeks for the one spokesman designated to talk to the media, Andrew Arulanandam, in the national office in Virginia. He did not respond. Eventually, the newspaper requested someone — anyone — to send a statement on the group's position on smart guns. The organization still did not reply."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/03/proponents-smart-guns-nra-obstacle/13551659/

Shameful...but not surprising.”
The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World's Richest

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World's Richest

Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 18:37:24 in Politics

“You puerility is as low as your intellect...
Probably lower.”
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6 Not-So-Subtle Ways Fast Food Joints Make You Want To Eat At Their Restaurants

Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 00:15:58 in Taste

“Maybe HP heard our fervent pleas, Jimbo, and they're returning our 'tried n' true format' to us...?
Don't know, but here's to hoping...!
:D”
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