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One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics

What is the most efficient path to liberal/progressive power?

Added by koshersalaami on November 19, 2017 at 6:57am — 34 Comments

Televangelist Jim Bakker Demands Viewers Buy His Pancake Mix

Televangelist Jim Bakker Demands Viewers Buy His Pancake Mix:  Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker warned viewers that their grandchildren could face eternal damnation and President Trump possibly be assassinated unless they send him $60 (plus shipping and handling) for a bucket of the pancake mix which he is selling.  All I can say is, let this serve as a warning to all of you who think you can just eat at IHOP once in a while and still save your souls - the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 18, 2017 at 10:56pm — 9 Comments

The OS Classroom: Coporatocracy, What We're Up Against

This article is about the idea of government dominated by corporate business interests. 



'Corporatocracy'; a portmanteau of corporate and -ocracy (form of government), is a recent term used to refer to an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests.[1]

It is most often used today as a term to describe the current economic situation in a particular country, especially the United States.[2][3]

This is different from corporatism,…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

Stupid People Ain't Got No Reason To Live [update]

More than a few folks have excoriated your humble servant for the observation that Democrats are wasting their time trying to win back Orange Julius Caesar zealots. The reason is straightforward: those folks have reached escape velocity from the Real World. They choose to believe anything from the Right Wingnuts.

Finding mainstream pundits who've also thrown in the towel is like looking for hens' teeth. Found…

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Added by Robert Young on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

EX-freakin'-ACTLY!

I love memes that explain what I've been trying to say all along, but do it so concisely.

This one nails it.

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P.S.  If there are any people out there who still think that the Democratic Party is progressive, especially after the crap they pulled in the primaries, the "screw you, voters!" disclosures from their lawsuit, the dash to the Big Money Right…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on November 18, 2017 at 8:20am — 43 Comments

Believers Gather at First Ever Flat-Earth Conference

Believers Gather at First Ever Flat-Earth Conference:  The first-ever Flat Earth International Conference, aimed at disputing the idea that the world is round, has just wrapped up in North Carolina.  Gee, I was gonna attend, but I never got “around” to it.  OK, I really didn’t go because I was flat-broke.  Besides, what on Earth do they hope to accomplish anyway?  Don’t they know there’s nothing new under the sun?  Personally, I think a lot of guys just go to…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 17, 2017 at 9:28pm — 9 Comments

My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir

 

 

It was the summer after my second year of college; the summer of 1962.  I had spent the school year living in a not exactly dormitory.

In anticipation of the coming baby boomers the college had moved a bachelor officer’s quarters from an Air Force base about 75 miles away and plopped it down between buildings on…

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Added by Rodney Roe on November 17, 2017 at 8:00pm — 28 Comments

Killing the Party and the Mascot Too

Global outcry as Trump allows big game hunters (like his sons) to bring severed African elephant heads and tusks back to the US as trophies - in huge setback for fight to ban ivory poaching....…

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Added by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

monkey business (what I've been up to)

I've been painting - old paintings - a couple of unfinished ones plus a some repairs because moving damaged a few plus two came back to me for repair because the owner of them recently moved.  conclusion: moving is hard on art and I suppose I didn't know this because it's never happened before, so much moving damage.  So anyway, some repairing and some new ones.

The repairs are on a painting about biblical Eve I did a million years ago and I'm having a grand old time repairing because…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on November 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — 34 Comments

Sex Sells But Follow The Money

The news cycle of the past week or so has been a boone to Trump and his running away, as far and as fast as he can, from the media attention to the special counsel's investigation of his Russian affair(s).



In the past week the headline news has been:



The Roy Moore sexual misconduct stories;



The Al Franken sexual misconduct stories;



The passage, by the Houe of Representatives, of so-called Tax Reform bill;



The trip to Asia to gather support… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Vanity of youManity

But at least we living beasts have the best,, the best, the most expensive killing and destruction mechanisms yet conceivable and doable by and to huManity....

... no greater waste of Earth's treasures and gifts could be committed lest this planet and its moon are visited again by…

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Added by moki ikom on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Poetic justice for the big game "hunters"

Added by Dicky Neely on November 17, 2017 at 1:07am — 2 Comments

American Heart Association President Suffers Heart Attack

American Heart Association President Suffers Heart Attack:  The president of the American Heart Association, cardiologist Dr. John Warner, is reportedly resting comfortably after suffering a minor heart attack during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California.  Fortunately for him, when the call went out “is there a doctor in the house?” - everyone in the entire room raised their hands.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on November 16, 2017 at 10:20pm — 4 Comments

What would YOU ask Roy??



God bless Roy "the Boy" Moore, the one soul even the lowest of us can look down upon. Who knew a war-loving, greed based society could be filled with so many sexual deviants? And for as long as I can hide my own sexual sins I'm going… Continue

Added by cheshyre on November 16, 2017 at 9:03pm — 12 Comments

Weird Al

For all those looking to add to the Rightwing's slim majority in the Senate by tossing Franken out, a thought. Every male on the planet has, or will before croaking, kissed someone (mostly, females) who didn't really want to be kissed. No one should lose his job over that. There is a limit to punishment.

This is how stupid it gets.

A 6-year-old boy near Colorado Springs,…
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Added by Robert Young on November 16, 2017 at 8:30pm — 44 Comments

The Myth of a Peaceful Islam

 

In today’s world there is a matrix of propaganda that has never existed before. News sources once considered somewhat reliable and at least providing a reasonable amount of fact have now become pure purveyors of propaganda often relying on a reputation they…

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Added by Doc Vega on November 16, 2017 at 3:23pm — 6 Comments

Blogging and Plagiarism

I recently met a famous journalist at a local function. She and I discussed to current business, and how it's increasingly cut-throat with decreasing wages, and greater company control over the ownership rights and intellectual property rights of writers and authors.

Then we moved over into discussing the world of blogging.

She told me that it's no secret that journalists often use a special feature in google, where they can be notified about new articles, essays, blog-posts on…

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Added by Rob Wittmann on November 16, 2017 at 9:55am — 8 Comments

How You Get to Own a Gun in Japan

gun ownership per 100 people

No need to take this at face-value; you can, of course, search further. I share it to stimulate your looking into it further, not only as to Japan, but as to other…

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Added by Jonathan Wolfman on November 16, 2017 at 9:43am — 4 Comments

Question for a Thursday

The phrase 'white privelege' isn't broad or expansive enough to cover the full range of the social, political, economic, psychlogical, and emotional impact and consequences of  centuries of race based subjugation and slavery.



I have asserted that white privilege is the manifestation and measure of what is commonly known as the 'American Dream', and to the extent that black people cannot share or participate in the exercise of said privilege, the much ballyhooed 'American Dream' comes… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on November 16, 2017 at 9:00am — 36 Comments

"TAKE A GANDER AT THIS LAME DUCK"!

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Added by marilyn sands on November 16, 2017 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

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EX-freakin'-ACTLY!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on November 18, 2017 at 8:20am 43 Comments

Killing the Party and the Mascot Too

Posted by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 6:30pm 14 Comments

Sex Sells But Follow The Money

Posted by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 11:30am 5 Comments

Vanity of youManity

Posted by moki ikom on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am 3 Comments

What would YOU ask Roy??

Posted by cheshyre on November 16, 2017 at 9:03pm 12 Comments

Weird Al

Posted by Robert Young on November 16, 2017 at 8:30pm 44 Comments

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