Oct 24, 2010 at 12:40:06
“Thank you so much for this article. I am a stage IV lung cancer survivor. There are only two options when you are that ill. You live or you die. Really, you have no control of either. You do your best to give yourself the best options available, and you hope that you have made the best decisions. The only influence that bravery has over the process is that you can clear your mind of the tears long enough to make the decisions.
I think that people who have never faced severe health issues (yet) look at the process and don't know what to say. Bravery is a good word. It is better than saying "Oh, she looks like hades".
By the way, I'm a seven-year survivor this month.”
onwisconsin on Oct 24, 2010 at 13:20:23
20 years for me. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage IV.”
“I've lived around immigrants all my life - immigrants from several different areas of the world. Lately on TV I have heard Rick say several times, in essence, that he is just a poor kid from a limited background, and did not watch that or did not experience that. I often thought that he was doing exactly what other immigrants do when they feel ashamed by their accent or their clothes or what they perceive to be a lack of whatever. It's a pity because I always feel that the immigrant deserves so much credit for the courage to make the move to the U.S. And we, the natives, are so cruel.
But that does not forgive a bigoted remark. One who lives by the public voice should know that.
Rick, I understand, I forgive and wish you well, but I will never forget. Because to me, being a bigot is the cruelest thing of all.”
Ergon on Oct 2, 2010 at 13:36:30
“He did not make a bigoted statement. He used intemperate language, and a broad generalization. Fire him by all means, but don't ignore the elephant in the room.”
“I watch Rachel every evening, and I can think of plenty of times she has blasted the White House. Yes, she is a progressive; but she is definitely not a yes-woman for the President's policies. It is so easy to criticize what you don't watch.”
MentalLapse on Oct 1, 2010 at 17:53:52
“Yes she blasts the president from the left.... The courage of that women amazes me!”
Libb Cabal on Oct 1, 2010 at 17:52:56
“I am a big Maddow fan, but she gave Obama a free ride for over a year, as did Olbermann. I admired KO so much for being THE ONLY cable host who spoke out against GWBush and his fake "evidence" for invading and occupying Iraq, for speaking out against Bush/Cheney's color-coded terrorist attacks on us (wanting to keep us in a constant state of terror so we would be more pliable and do what they wanted), and for so many other BushBS tactics.
But then Obama was elected and, even before his inauguration, Obama started on his own bigotry--against LGBTs. You know what? Neither Olbermann or Maddow spoke out about it. When Obama broke promise after promise, including the one about keeping lobbyists out of the WH until they had been non-lobbyists for 2 years, they remained silent.
So, while it's nice that they are speaking out now, it really comes too little and far too late. Had they spoke out against Obama's bait-and-switch presidency in the beginning, they might have been able to pressure him enough to stop on his destructive course and, instead of breaking his campaign promises, starting to actually perform on his campaign promises.”
“He hardly had a "success" with ACORN. Everything he did there was false and edited tape. The man makes my skin crawl. Why anyone - right or left - would deal with him is beyond my imagination. He should be black-balled from any type of organization.”
hp blogger Ed and Deb Shapiro on Sep 30, 2010 at 09:24:45
“I submit that there is a segment of the Repub's that set the argument each election season, i.e. "burn the flag, Terri Schivo, abortion, Gays in the Military, Elian Gonzales, immigration, and on and on. Each of these arguments are set specifically to distract the mentally challenged from the real issues of the day. It sets the social strata against each other and "guarantees" elections each year. It gives the candidate something to scream about and challenge the incumbent.
Do I have a solution? No, but I believe it is the responsibility of the media to call the lies.”
Factonfact on Sep 22, 2010 at 17:44:46
“Well, class warefare or not, the last time I made any money was during the Clinton Administration and nothing since thanks to the Bush Administration.
I'm middle income for sure and I'll stake by stash, small as it has become today, on the Democrats comes Hades or high water.
Warts and all, the Democrats are better for the poor and middle income than the Republicans. And you can take that to the bank!”
rhdsma on Sep 22, 2010 at 16:49:59
“Democrats should have an equally long punch-list of topics that get the base motivated. Democrats need many rabble-rousing candidates that inspire voters, even single-issue liberal voters, helping to multiply the numbers of disenchanted voters who support liberals.”
jamenta on Sep 22, 2010 at 16:45:03
“I agree. And I believe the real issue our country has been facing these last 3 decades is class warfare of the rich upon the middle class and poor. And it started with Ronald Reagan and hasn't really let up since.”
“Ok, this has made me over the edge crazy. Generally, during the day, I have a news channel (never Faux) on just to keep me company. I found myself screaming at the TV screaming at the idiots who are covering this BS. Why are they giving that moron one second of coverage? Why has Mr. Linkins wasted so much of his life covering this junk?
Better there is a strip joint than a community center at ground zero ... Better a loonie gets to burn anything in Florida (I'll bet he was planning to have the bonfire under the tree line) than listen to reason. I think this country has lost its collective mind.”
“My hubby's Blue Cross bill is now $1295 per month just for his insurance. He's in Florida's pool because he had a heart attack. $800 per month would be a break. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I had so much hope for this program.”
Doug Watt on Aug 27, 2010 at 17:52:28
“To add insult to injury, the reason the bill is $800 is because the plan subsidizes the program with tax dollars. In other words, the patient pays $800 a month and the government pays who know what, maybe $600 for the plan.
The insurance companies are happy, they're making even more of a profit.”
titantom on Aug 27, 2010 at 17:43:26
“Don't blame the Government blame the Monopolistic Corporations. This whole argument is ridiculous and yes I pay $500 a month for my insurance.”
jamenta on Aug 27, 2010 at 17:41:41
“I know. I think a lot of Americans are going to slowly wake up to the fact that Obama and his love for corporate America has continued the massive swindling that is taking place.”
“Bush ignored regulations to favor business' wishes. Look where that got us. Now Paul is announcing to the state that killing miners is fine as long as the business is a success. I don't like that logic.”
jahzilla on Aug 16, 2010 at 11:43:32
“For starters . . . that wouldn't be considered "logic". The ravings ascribed to someone without any real conscious awareness coupled with a very average intelligence, perhaps.
Rand Paul is a media contrivance . . . an illusion cast from the same bright-shiny-object mold as "W", Palin and the tea-bagger "movement".
Controversy sells . . . and that pretty much describes what gets promoted by all the major "news" outlets.”
Icecube on Aug 16, 2010 at 11:19:21
“I think its up to the miners to blog and tell others that are not in the coal industry exactly what is happening.”
“I don't understand how the R's get away with this sort of baloney. Whomever questioned the FL's trip should have been looked at as if they had four heads and not even given the benefit of an answer. Sometimes just acknowledging the question gives it credence. It did not deserve a response.”
IllinoisTexan43 on Aug 9, 2010 at 14:19:27
“Agreed. The Dems need to stop feeding into every little faux-outrage incident the right riles up.”
“Although we are not Hispanic, my husband and I are the children of immigrants. Each of our children married people who were not born in the US. Our grandkids were all born in the US. We cherish the diversity in our family, yet the fact that we are all citizens of the United States is part of the glue that holds us together.
There has always been a pride to being born in the US. I cannot believe that Senators are now so insecure about their country that they cannot extend the courtesy that has been a part of this country since the start.
Shame on the Republicans. Shame.”
DanielDJS on Aug 3, 2010 at 15:16:05
“Judy, you sound like you have a great family there. Am I right in assuming that you and your husband are the children of legal immigrants? That is what I take from your statement, either way, I as a supporter of enforcing this amendment as it was written would not want to see anyone in your family have to leave. If you were born to legal immigrants then there is no problem, no conservative is trying to change that. Legal immigrants fall into the category covered by the amendment, because as legal immigrants are subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S., there is no dispute. Illegal immigrants though are a different story, and have not been covered by this "since the start", only since the middle of last century did an activist judge create new law when deciding, unilaterally, that the amendment covers illegal immigrants as well. AND, nobody is trying to go back and correctly apply the amendment to the past, only going forward, to make things the way they were, as you stated, since the start.”
LawrenceNC on Aug 3, 2010 at 14:59:51
“Amen, Judy. You've just been fanned. Great posting.”
“I'm beginning to think it is worse than just bowing to Faux. The WHouse also bows to Limbaugh, Palin, and any other teabagger that insults them. I don't understand the timidity of these people. Someone please tell them they WON the election and do not have to apologize to anyone. How can they lead when all they do is bow and follow?”
“Because of the self-rightous behavior of Newt during his time in Congress, I will never vote for a repugnant even if it is my best friend running for dog catcher!!! The way that man behaved during the Clinton administration - not only toward the president but toward the budget process, made me ill. Nixon said once that the collective memory of the American people is about 90 seconds. I promise that I will never forget Newt. Nor forgive.”