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Catch a Bloody Knife

Catch a Bloody Knife

By David Glenn Cox

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Added by David Glenn Cox on December 13, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

One Sentence Sunday: a wealth concentration question

If current trends persist and 1% of America's population holds 99% of America's wealth, turning most of the United States into a three thousand mile wide slum, will you accuse the other 99% of the population of looking for a handout?

Added by koshersalaami on December 1, 2013 at 10:38am — 8 Comments

"the president is dead"

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It’s re-running in my brain again, as it always does this time of year, only more vividly, having just watched a PBS special that brought it all back to life. 

Establishing shot: that classroom in that certain Catholic grade school in a working-class neighborhood in South Philly. Six days before Thanksgiving. About 30 mostly Italian kids were sitting in our wooden desks listening to Sister of the Immaculate Heart…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 18, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Does Anyone Seriously Think the Tea Party Isn't in Decline?

My recent post ” For the Tea Party, Another Election, Another Defeat” has some disputing what I consider the established fact, that the Tea Party is in decline both in terms of overall popularity as well as in the numbers of people who identify as members of the movement. Simply put all one need do is Google “tea party identification” and there are more than ample references, including several from the right wing leaning Rasmussen Reports and Glenn Beck’s “The…

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Added by Steven J. Gulitti on November 11, 2013 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

Move over christians, now there's atheist sunday services

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

One of the many reasons I love being an atheist is that I don’t have to go to Sunday Mass or some other service and listen to all that dribble from the bible, so-called words of wisdom from an age in which incest was best for some patriarchs and stoning a son for disobedience, not to mention slaughtering the neighboring tribesmen for being heathens, was A-okay.

Now along comes two British comedians and atheists…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on November 11, 2013 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

#FEVERPITCH

Added by Phillip W Johnson on November 6, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

For the Tea Party, Another Election, Another Defeat

Ever since the high water mark of the Tea Party movement in 2010 the path forward nationally has been nothing if not downhill. The net number of seats held by movement members on Capitol Hill has declined overall. Twice they have cost the Republican Party the Senate. The movement failed to put forth a viable presidential candidate in 2012. Tea Party favorability ratings with the public have steadily sunk to the lowest level since the birth of the movement. Coming off…

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Added by Steven J. Gulitti on November 6, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Answer to a Conservative

This was written as a comment on a post entitled "Obamacare is Mostly a Wealth Redistribution Program" by Kenn Jacobine on Open Salon. He objects, among other things, to Obamacare's shared risk.



http://open.salon.com/blog/kenn_jacobine/2013/11/01/obamacare_is_mostly_a_wealth_redistribution_program



All insurance is based on shared risk. That is how insurance… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on November 5, 2013 at 8:13am — 26 Comments

Food Stamp Program Scrooged!

The Republican sponsored cuts to the Food Stamp Program goes into effect today. Here are some facts about the program and to whom the cuts will be most harmful:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Added by Ron Powell on November 1, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

In Case You Missed It... Hard to Believe but There is Justice!!

For any of us who missed Comedy Central's Aasif Mandvi's unbelievable interview with North Carolina Republican Precinct Chairman, Don Yelton here it is:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on October 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Oct. 20th Part 1: Day Trip to Houston, Daniel and Robin and Universal Unitarianism

Saturday Preface: After nearly a week of on and off rain, the skies of Texas cleared for the weekend and on Saturday the 19th my brother Rick and I met with big brother Bill to discuss a plan of action.  Bill made noises like he understood what we were talking about, but after Rick figured out how to get his new TV…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on October 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

The Tea Party and the GOP: From Rescue to Wreck

In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 mid-term elections, Peggy Noonan, tireless cheerleader for all things conservative, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “The Tea Party to the Rescue” In it Noonan gushed effusively as to how the emerging Tea Party movement had miraculously injected new energy and direction into a politically lethargic G.O.P. Coming just two years after the decisive 2008 defeat and after a period of strident conservative reaction to…

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Added by Steven J. Gulitti on October 22, 2013 at 9:44am — 11 Comments

Reform It or Lose It!

The following post is a comment  inspired by Lezlie's recent post, U.S. Politics: Theater of the Absurd:

I believe that in light of the current rating that congress has been given by "we, the people", some reforms would seem to be in order:

1.) Term limits: 2 terms for senators and 4 terms for representatives....I don't believe the framers of the constitution envisioned or contemplated people being in office for life...

2.) Campaign spending limits:…

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Added by Ron Powell on October 15, 2013 at 12:49am — 12 Comments

SHUTDOWNS FOR EVERYBODY! They free! (Not really!)

Citizens of the world watch in amazement as a group of children fight over who has the biggest ball in what is known as a partial shutdown of the United States government. 

I've been trying to keep up-to-date on all the excitement: 

What is Senator Ted Cruz smoking? 

Where does Speaker of the House John Boehner get his wonderful tans? 

Who is doing President Barack Obama's hair? 

Apparently Cruz is smoking…

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Added by Tinkerertink69 on October 13, 2013 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Woman Sues Children for Support ..... In China

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20131012/Old.World-Legislating.Love-ABRIDGED/

I followed the link to this article thinking it was an elderly woman in the US.  Turns out it is China.  Their system is broken.  Animals in the US live better lives than this poor woman who lives in squalor on a straw mattress in a rusty garage with a bucket for a toilet.  Although…

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Added by LindaSpreeman on October 13, 2013 at 6:33am — 1 Comment

Health Care, Obamacare, and the Affordable Care Act

True healing should be a human right. Access to health care must become free of cost and free of profit..... For what are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without access to that which can sustain our health as we enjoy or exercise our unalienable human rights?.....
Rights which have no meaning or value to you, if you you don't have your health....

Added by Ron Powell on October 11, 2013 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

A Missed Opportunity in the Making





Posted on Open Salon and Our Salon



A friend sent me a link to an article in today's NY Times:



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/us/business-groups-see-loss-of-sway-over-house-gop.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1381403150-LyvGptcJQRSRgTWqGi6pNg&;

The…

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Added by koshersalaami on October 10, 2013 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

Ours is not the greatest nation. We need to grow up!

Time for Americans to grow up.  

We pat ourselves on the back for being the greatest nation on earth, but we can’t be.  Not with our Congress in thrall to a right wing cabal that will hold the nation hostage to…

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Added by Terry McKenna on October 5, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments

If "A" Equals Success.....(Einstein)

If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z.  X is work.  Y is play.  Z is keep your mouth shut. - Albert Einstein

I saw this quote.  Had never seen it before.  Speaks volumes. 

Albert Einstein was a brilliant man, and this quote speaks to me on many levels.

One can be highly successful in Work.  Ditto with Play.  Individuals can be highly effective at both and achieve a remarkable work/life balance.  However, the caveat is, true Success lies in the full…

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Added by LindaSpreeman on October 5, 2013 at 7:03am — 1 Comment

If This Shut-Down Shit Works....

Well, they've gone and done it... The Republican nut jobs have shown that they're willing to destroy the country before they'll let a black man appear to be effective or successful as President of the United States...

This entire debacle is a manifestation of race based politics at the highest possible level. If you think that racism doesn't represent a danger to our society, you haven't been paying attention...

If this shut-down shit works as intended by the racist extremists…

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Added by Ron Powell on October 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 21 Comments

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