“Somehow what is forgotten in all this is that people in all forms of human caretaker jobs never get a holiday off. How about a thanks for all the caregivers in all the small institutions that need to be staffed 24-7.
And make it a point to verbally acknowledge and thank anyone who serves you today. In fact, why not tip them today even if its those in jobs who normally wouldn't get tips?”
“I'm all for dismantling the filibuster in the Senate. They should be following the constitutionally laid out voting principles in the first place!.
The Republican party has proved they would do so if it were to their advantage. Just look at the rules change in the House that denied an up or down vote during the mess in early October, allowing only the House Majority leader the ability to call for that vote.
Senaor Reid Please, please, please pull the trigger now, before we get hard up on the next deadlines!!”
“This is a reply to all the comments. This comments trail is a display of a whole range of prejudice(pre-judgements) including my own. So many people have read so much into what I said, presuming what the word God means to me, presuming "under " God, presuming God and certain sects and religion are the same thing, presuming God isn't a core aspect of ourselves, presuming the precision of words don't matter.
It's like having a gold mine inside yourself and putting it behind locked gates pretending it has no value. My view is a whole leader is more valuable than a handicapped leader. A whole leader has more flexibility, and the one with the most flexibility wins. "So help me my own inmost highest positive spirit-self, whether recognized or unrecognized, could suffice." Because they would be the same thing to me. ”
“The idea that there are no atheists in a foxhole is still true. God help any man or woman in a foxhole who's leader won't call upon God for help.”
Richard Thompson Sr on Feb 11, 2014 at 13:31:56
Mustique on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:17:32
“That's because atheists are less likely to engage in war than religious people. Why did God put that poor man or woman in a foxhole in the first place if they then have to call upon the same God for help. Isn't God all powerful?”
Lesann on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:04:32
“Really? What if they all get blown to pieces? And, yes, there are atheists in foxholes.”
“Has there been ongoing evil hacking intentions afoot to the ACA software? It would seem vulnerable to paid hackers who would destroy the ACA. It seems beyond ordinary incompetence for a start-up. Or maybe software can't be done on a deadline. Was there real beta testing before the launch? I never heard about any.”
Ima Pragmatist on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:11:15
“Some may call your question about "hackability" as cynicism, but I think it is a valid question.
The amount of hate the right has ginned up against this president and the ACA is way over anything I have ever seen in my lifetime, and I am almost 70!”
sangog on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:00:20
“No but if you rely on the states that don't want to implement it, to hire one, person to manage it, that could be an issue. Duhh....”
“Just like his precursor, Senator "Tailgunner Joe" McCarthy. McCarthy saw a commie under every bed; Cruz sees nasty liberal's conspiring to make him irrelevant. In that respect, Cruz is telling the truth.”
thinking4 on Oct 17, 2013 at 11:19:22
“Many veterans are angry with his war analogies, for a supposedly smart man, he has acted particularly ignorant”
“Metaphors can carry huge weight. For example you would expect Sen Reid to use a fight metaphor yet he talked "torpedoed' the other day in this mess. Clearly a war metaphor which is a no holds barred language.”
“Beutler did NOT stand aside, she voted for all the damage she and the other Republicans did to ordinary Americans, our lives and our prosperity. She deserves just as much shame as the rest of these worshipers of lack, of not enough to go around, so I'll grab mine and to h..l with the rest of the people and what hardships it causes them.”
“They do care about themselves and the hurt caused by the gov shutdown which has been landing in their own backyards. Those aren't safe republican districts anymore. The NIMBY reaction is finally blooming under the feet of the tea party.”
“Lets see, who else is the government shutdown hurting int the wallet? Realtors, especially those with deals in escrow waiting for mortgage approval, new and re-sale markets both. New home sales, all manner of construction materials, such as paint retail and wholesale, furniture retail and wholesale, consumer household soft goods like drape, linens, carpets retail and wholesale. Home improvement stores. Holiday shopping starting now for shipping overseas. Mom and pop investors and their pension funds, ETC..
Dear Republican voters: Maybe its time you contacted your Republican House Reps and gave them hell. Now the bite is on you, not just on the other people you don't care about so much. NIMBYites Don't hurt MY income. (Ok to destroy everyone elses though?) How do you like it in your own backyards? Time for some enlightened self-interest now?”
“This may genuinely be a worthy case for the Supreme Court because it is more than just internal House Rules, it is destroying the balance of powers, the fundamental design of the Constitution itself. The Roberts Court may get one very hot potato!”
J T K on Oct 14, 2013 at 22:47:40
“To what end? The Supreme Court can't say that Congress has to do what the President wands, nor can it dictate internal procedures within Congress (separation of powers, along with a host of other reasons). So what would you have them do?”
“Oh, the House can do this, but Reid in the Senate shouldn't remove or re write the meaning and use of the filibuster rule? Reid, stop believing in fairy tales. The filbuster rule as it stands is gone as soon as it is in the Republican's favor. So use it as a strategy now while you still have it to work with!”
cynt77 on Oct 14, 2013 at 21:55:20
“".....in the Republican's favor"? We've got about 20 yrs, then.”
“Republican karma? Just step aside and let it happen, bless them and just get out of the way while they dig their own consciousness's deeper into lack of enough money. Knowing God, this is not the zero sum game which Republican's think it is.
If Christian's really know that God is our Source, and intends for us to live in a land of milk and honey, and live more abundantly, their worrying is just doubting instead of exercising their faith. (bad, bad magnet)
What is the Republican Party without the small business community, the corporate community, nor every true Christian who practices their faith applied to their everyday life?
Practice imagining our country financially flourishing with so much good employment, innovative industries and new well paying jobs that we have a worker shortage. Feel the gratefulness of this as already so, fully restored to us. Its our country - apply the knowledge of The Secret and like minded books to uplifting this country. Read books from authors like Joseph Murphy, Neville, Catherine Ponder They will even give you supporting Bible references for your peace of mind. Use your imagination for the good you do want. Ask ,believe ( applying your faith), receive.”
“Maybe I'm mixed up, but does Not raising the debt limit automatically preclude the Federal Reserve from having something to buy thereby blowing up the quantum easing formula in place that's been working to save our big banks and our economy? I understood the Fed program to be about buying up debt ?”