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The Time Is Now

Commented Jun 27, 2010 at 16:36:12 in Politics

“Senator Lincoln,

With all due respect THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! You do realize that most of the Progressives on this site were in favor of seeing you ousted in the primary. You have sided with the Rethuglicans against every significant shred of reform and regulation your party has proposed. You are only supporting the weak financial reform bill (if it can still be called financial reform) because it is in your political best interests.

That's the problem. That is why we are angry. You and the rest of our elected leadership have put your own political ambitions and interests ahead of being statesmen and stateswomen to work in the best interests of your constituents. All of you are only concerned about winning the next election and getting that corporate special interest money by kissing their collective feet.

You want us to take you seriously, start supporting some real Progressive reform and then we'll talk. Until then, go attend another fundraiser with a bunch of lobbyists or whatever it is Corporatist Democrats like yourself do in between your three day work weeks.”

KatK on Jun 27, 2010 at 20:06:30

“We have the two largest ecological disasters - the BP disaster and climate change - because of politicians like you. The only thing you care about is padding your campaign coffers with oil company money in exchange for selling us - and our children - out to them.

You expect us to believe you care about financial reform when you don't give a hoot about preserving resources and a habitable earth for the next generation? If you are behind this petition, I think it is safe to assume it must benefit your oil company masters.”
Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show': 300 Million People Can Tell Obama It's BP's Ass He Should Kick (VIDEO)

Roy Sekoff On 'Ed Show': 300 Million People Can Tell Obama It's BP's Ass He Should Kick (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 01:37:48 in Green

“That's because most of our attention has been on getting the oil, but God forbid we should ever have to stop it because of an accident. Why would we want to do that, it costs more money to do that.”
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Obama Takes Down (the Wrong) Prime Minister

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 00:31:53 in World

“There is also another difference between Israel and Japan. Israel has one of the biggest corps of lobbyists and advocacy groups in DC. The Japanese don't have the kind of political power with teeth that can impact US policy.”
It's the Basics, Stupid!

It's the Basics, Stupid!

Commented May 30, 2010 at 17:41:36 in Politics

“In regards to what you're saying about eliminating government inhibitions on beneficial private sector activity, I do agree that the government should not hinder the private sector's ability to innovate and provide much desired goods and services to the average consumer. Yet, I would argue that there should be rules in place to protect said consumers and prevent horrible disasters like the Great Recession and the massive Gulf oil spill, or at the very least mitigate the damage we have seen.

I doubt that most of us who frequent HuffPo are arguing for full blown socialism or state-control of our economic resources(I can only speak for myself here), we only want our government to prevent such calamities like the ones we have witnessed over the course of the past three or so.”
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Why President Obama Is Not (and Is) a Socialist

Commented May 29, 2010 at 23:14:25 in Politics

“And you conservatives complain about being taxed too much...”
Ken Blackwell, Author Of 'Blueprint,' Tries To Convince Jon Stewart That Obama Is A Tyrant, Fails (VIDEO)

Ken Blackwell, Author Of 'Blueprint,' Tries To Convince Jon Stewart That Obama Is A Tyrant, Fails (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 29, 2010 at 19:49:47 in Books

“Stewart has said it before and he said it again to Mr. Blackwell: "I think you're confusing tyranny with losing."”
Richard Trumka Slams Wall St. For Not Learning Their Lesson: They Brought Us To 'Brink Of Disaster' (VIDEO)

Richard Trumka Slams Wall St. For Not Learning Their Lesson: They Brought Us To 'Brink Of Disaster' (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 29, 2010 at 12:50:10 in Business

“Mr. Trumka makes a very reasonable and sane argument. Wall Street should pay it's fair share.”

tex1965 on Apr 29, 2010 at 13:12:08

“nice job Mr. Trumka you were excellent in your defense and ours. What is sick is the way Erin burnett and CNBC defends the banks and anyone who goes after financial world bullshit. A week or so ago their was a guy went after Jim Cramer (kramer) or how ever you spell his name and they and they kicked him off the air. CNBC are nothing but a bunch of stooges proven again. They should change their name to "we support wall street" it keeps everything clear”
Obama LOVES Pie: White House Adviser Spills Secret

Obama LOVES Pie: White House Adviser Spills Secret

Commented Apr 24, 2010 at 23:37:44 in Home

“Glad to hear that the President is among us in the pie camp of the Pie-Cake war.

THE CAKE IS A LIE!”

luvangelHussein330 on Apr 25, 2010 at 02:58:35

“Only Red Velvet Cake”

jeremyemilio on Apr 25, 2010 at 00:57:06

“Oh my! Are there really people who prefer cake to pie? Such folks cannot be trusted!”
Are Republican Right Wingers Homeland Security Threats?

Are Republican Right Wingers Homeland Security Threats?

Commented Mar 29, 2010 at 02:46:01 in Politics

“When I look at these Tea Partiers and right-wingers, I see a bunch of fat, middle-aged white people who probably would be incapable of orchestrating a revolution. They would need young, able-bodied kids to fight a war. While they may be armed, they are in no way fit to wage a full blown civil war.”

jsgaetano on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:15:27

“That's what the militia groups, hate groups, and "Young Republicans" are for (not that the YPpies would ever fight).

They'll all consolidate under the leadership of Blackwater, and they'll try installing James Dobson as a Theocratic leader.”

BuckCarson on Mar 29, 2010 at 03:31:18

“I am sure that you've gotten quite good at orchestrating a war by drinking Kool-aid and fighting wars on your XBOX.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/100031733/so-all-tea-party-members-are-racists/

PenGoddess on Mar 29, 2010 at 03:04:30

“Fat middle aged white people do have children who have been indoctrinated in the same way. I wouldn't discount their ability to do anything.”
Where Did The Universe Come From? New Explanation Of Our Origin

Where Did The Universe Come From? New Explanation Of Our Origin

Commented Mar 13, 2010 at 21:17:40 in Healthy Living

“Or did he just blow my mind...”
Kathleen Sebelius Went Soft On Insurers, Not That Anyone Noticed

Kathleen Sebelius Went Soft On Insurers, Not That Anyone Noticed

Commented Mar 11, 2010 at 14:45:59 in Media

“As a Kansan, I am ashamed of just how soft former Governor Sebelius was with the insurance reps.”
Westboro Church Protests Head To Supreme Court

Westboro Church Protests Head To Supreme Court

Commented Mar 8, 2010 at 12:47:40 in Politics

“That picture just makes me sick to my stomach. Teaching your children to hate people because their religious leaders say so and because you don't like them is absolutely disgusting. Terrible. I don't typically agree with Conservatives, but this is just horrible.”
GOP Rep: Blacks Worse Off Now Than Under Slavery (VIDEO)

GOP Rep: Blacks Worse Off Now Than Under Slavery (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 28, 2010 at 22:51:07 in Politics

“Again. Republican hypocrisy.

They are feverishly against abortion, as in, bomb people feverish. As in shoot abortion doctors at point blank while they are at church in front of their family feverish.

Yet, they are also against distributing birth control to blacks, even though that would help prevent abortions. You are making this impossible Conservatives, you know that. You really are.

Look I know you were you are coming from alright. I'm from a conservative family and you don't want to encourage promiscuity by allowing birth control to become more easily available, but you are ignoring human nature and one of the key rules of our nature. We LUV sex. In nearly all shapes and (often weird) forms of it. As long as we exist we want to have sex. You should keep that in mind next time so that you can help prevent more fetuses from being aborted.”
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Beck's Brutal Vision of the Perfect Society

Commented Feb 25, 2010 at 03:52:09 in Politics

“Beck might just become the Robespierre of the very revolution he intends on starting...”
'Empathic Civilization': Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

'Empathic Civilization': Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

Commented Feb 22, 2010 at 11:38:49 in Books

“I think you're confusing socialist with intelligent. I am a college student, but I have a long held belief that our country is more of social democracy, with elements of socialism in it, but at it's heart still a capitalist, democratic nation. Trust me, we aren't close to full blown socialism.

But it's your generation that is misguided and wrong. You're ways have made the rich richer, polluted the environment, started endless wars and follows a mantra of "I got mine Jack, you can suck it."

I reject your reality and replace it with my own.”

Professor Zoom on Feb 22, 2010 at 14:52:03

“I couldn't have said it any differently. Fanned.”
Survey: Most Americans Believe Government Is Broken

Survey: Most Americans Believe Government Is Broken

Commented Feb 21, 2010 at 15:28:31 in Politics

“I'm pretty sure the Democrats would have fought for a very left leaning, Progressive health reform and cap and trade policy, but there is one problem. A significant handful of conservative (ergo taking massive amounts of $ from corporate donors) Dems forced the bills to become more conservative and demanded the end of things like the public option (example: Max Baucus who in the Finance Committee ended policies like the public option). The problem is that there are not enough liberals and progressives to vote through true progressive policies.”
VIDEO: Airborne Laser Shoots Down Missile In First Successful Test

VIDEO: Airborne Laser Shoots Down Missile In First Successful Test

Commented Feb 12, 2010 at 17:02:45 in Technology

“HEY IRAN! We are so scared of you guys getting nukes. Pfh...those are like so 20th century. Guess what, we got laser planes now. Suck some ion-particles Achmadinejad. You too Kim Jong Il”

JuniorBug on Feb 12, 2010 at 17:30:06

“Someone should fill Kim Jong Il's house with unpopped popcorn kernels, and then we can use the laser to pop them, like in that movie! Ooooh, he'll be so mad!”

33Greeper on Feb 12, 2010 at 17:23:54

“childish”

dobberdoss on Feb 12, 2010 at 17:11:04

“hahaha, are you old enough to be here?”

contradiction on Feb 12, 2010 at 17:05:05

“You're kinda cute.”
The Legacy of Billy Tauzin: The White House-PhRMA Deal

The Legacy of Billy Tauzin: The White House-PhRMA Deal

Commented Feb 12, 2010 at 14:58:32 in Politics

“If he had managed to pass a health care reform package that was progressive while playing BigPharma for chumps, he could have been a national hero. This demonstrates his complete lack of leadership all together. Let's vote out all the incumbents, this crap is getting old.”

hark on Feb 12, 2010 at 15:13:31

“This is just a pipe dream. Progressives have to accept reality that there is nowhere near a majority in either house to pass a progressive health care reform bill in this country. We are a small minority, no more than 20% of the people. Progressives can't vote out the conservatives or vote in a progressive majority. The numbers just aren't there. The American people are not on the same page.”

shamroc02 on Feb 12, 2010 at 15:09:56

“Im so sure you voted fo Obama in the first place, give it a rest.”
Large Portion Of GOP Thinks Obama Is Racist, Socialist, Non-U.S. Citizen: Poll

Large Portion Of GOP Thinks Obama Is Racist, Socialist, Non-U.S. Citizen: Poll

Commented Feb 2, 2010 at 14:25:42 in Politics

“You can see why the Republican party is giving President Obama and the Democrats the big N-O. Should they try to even work with them, they will be viewed disfavorably by their own base and will be replaced by even more hard-core right wingers who will take this country down the tubes even faster than it is. The Conservative movement in this country is becoming less of a political ideological movement that provided us with a reasonable debate about the role of government in our lives, and more of a network of paranoid racists.”
Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment (VIDEO)

Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 22:38:21 in Politics

“You have to keep in mind, the teabaggers are composed primarily of working and middle class whites who feel threatened by the current administration and Democratic Congress. If you have ever witnessed or watched any of their protests, it is quite apparent that there is an atmosphere amongst them of resentment towards the "other" in this country. Namely, liberals, minorities, immigrants (legal and illegal alike), and non-Christians. The White Power movement can sense this and understand that this is an opportunity to expand their message. Now, keep in mind, should they embrace the Neo-Nazis and white power people openly, it will for sure hurt their credibility and bring to question their intentions. I doubt the teabaggers will embrace them, though the Neo-Nazi sure seem willing to embrace them.”

Cherie King on Jan 28, 2010 at 23:19:12

“ding ding ding ding!!!! 100000000000000 points for the man in the middle!”

AirViceMarshalPark on Jan 28, 2010 at 22:53:22

“"It was the militias that founded this country..."

Wrong, this country was founded by a regular army that fought a long, desperate and bloody war against the largest army in the world.

The militia units were known for running away at the first shot, desertion, looting and murder.”

zzeltar on Jan 28, 2010 at 22:47:29

“Some have already, go to Crooks and Liars and archive Oath Keepers and one of there past members who spoke at many tea party meetings. or check out this disturbing bit of info:
http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/tea-party-leader-arrested-rape

kevinabt on Jan 28, 2010 at 22:43:20

“So would not embracing or even openly denouncing neo-nazi philosophy be enough to convince you that people who want small government and fewer taxes are no inherently white supremacist?”
Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment (VIDEO)

Neo-Nazis, Militants Eye Tea Party for Recruitment (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 22:29:15 in Politics

“Agreed. The difference between Progressives and Conservatives over the past couple of years has been that Conservatives have gotten riled up and organized, while Progressives (for the most part anyway) have sat around and have done very little. I agree with you whole heartedly Mr. Zawadzki (or Mr. Brant if you prefer) that come 2010 they are going to be busy. Progressives must do the same if we are to counter it. I'm starting to organize with other Liberals in Kansas (and yes there are liberals in Kansas) to try to vote out Senator Sam Brownback. In a hardcore red state as Kansas, it will be tough, but it is worth a shot.”
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America the Ungovernable?

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 22:18:01 in Politics

“But wouldn't that lead to possible media "purity"? Our country was also built on freedom of the press and freedom of speech (which I agree have been exploited by propagandists). It's a slippery slope as in all things.”
In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 15:28:39 in Politics

“But that's it, the only Conservative economic policy is tax cuts. Tell me, how do you expect the government to increase military spending while reducing the amount of money it is taking in. It makes absolutely no sense. But most importantly, the bank bailouts should have been an opportunity to really start regulating the banks and institutions that got us into this economic clusterf#%$ in the first place.”
In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 15:24:20 in Politics

“Not all of us voted for him because of the speeches and rhetoric. I personally voted for him because of what he was promising policy wise. He made promises (keyword is "promises") that went wide left of where the Bush administration was and quite frankly where McCain was as well. But as soon as Obama got in office, he moved right of where he stood as a candidate, abandoning his liberal base by succumbing to Republican demands and sucking up to big business. What frustrates us most about him isn't what he has done, it is what he has NOT done. He has not fought hard enough for the common man, he has not passed meaningful reforms that will change the status quo. Most people I think are beginning to realize that our government is pretty much dysfunctional, because we lack a mature political system, a competent mainstream media, while we have a population that is uninformed and uneducated on the issues and the candidates. We voted for Obama because we believed we could maybe see some results for once. Instead, we are getting very little. Progressives, it is time to break off from the Democratic party, join up with Independents and Ron Paul-type Libertarians and shake up the system by throwing a powerful third party to break up our legislative gridlock.”
In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O

Commented Jan 28, 2010 at 15:07:58 in Politics

“What's amiss? Republicans have no problem with big government, provided they are the ones in control of it.”
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