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Chatting with Sue about Hillary

Hillary Clinton while Arkansas's First Lady

My mother-in-law called yesterday to chat.  Sue will be 90 in about a month, and is blind, deaf and bedridden in a nursing home.  I…


Added by Rodney Roe on July 30, 2016 at 7:50am — 7 Comments

I Nominate Lewis Black as HRC's Communications Director

Check him out:

Added by JMac1949 Today on July 29, 2016 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Voting Rights - Texas, North Carolina, Kansas and Wisconsin State Laws Unconstitutional, are These Other States Next?

Three different federal courts have ruled against draconian racist voter ID laws in TexasNorth Carolina, …


Added by JMac1949 Today on July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

DNC Night Three: President Obama Channels "The American President"

My impressions of the third night of the DNC are simple.  Uncle Joe Biden did his standard stump speech and devolved into "Animal House".

Bloomfield, playing it straight, said Donald Trump would run the country like his business "God help us!  This is not reality TV.  This is…


Added by JMac1949 Today on July 27, 2016 at 10:04pm — 11 Comments


hi all. this (911) is an exhausting topic, but politics is not for the faint of heart. (or maybe it is mainly for "feints of heart").

its a freakin miracle. hallelujah, so to speak. the 28 pages have been released.

but the public seems to be mostly comatose on it. 

look, despite what they teach in civics class, our government requires constant pushing and prodding to do the right thing. to say the least. and even then it may avoid it.

where is the mass…


Added by vzn on July 27, 2016 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

One Sentence Saturday: Something we may have missed about Hillary's math in choosing Kaine

Every Leftist vote for Hillary counts once while every Centrist vote counts twice, because every Centrist vote gained represents a vote lost for Trump, meaning Hillary only needs half as many Centrist votes as Leftist votes to break even.

Added by koshersalaami on July 23, 2016 at 6:49pm — 31 Comments

Against My Better Judgement...

...I listened to all of Trump's acceptance speech last night.  It was a painful ordeal, but I gritted my teeth and endured the hashup in it's entirety.

He started lying less than four minutes and forty seconds into into his…


Added by JMac1949 Today on July 22, 2016 at 3:18pm — 51 Comments

The Evolution of Funding for Research and Its Effects on Healthcare


In an excellent four part series writers at Boston University document a disturbing trend in research in the United States.

For decades privately funded research of a more goal oriented design has outstripped publicly funded basic research in dollars spent.  In recent years there has been a decline in private funding, as well.  The result is that the landmark…


Added by Rodney Roe on July 22, 2016 at 8:36am — 21 Comments

"FREE SPEECH" - Melania's Sexy but Sticky Fingers!

Really great first night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland - but four score & seven years…


Added by marilyn sands on July 19, 2016 at 11:00am — 16 Comments

My Independent run homework, the ninteenth Vice President.

William A. Wheeler was born in Malone New York on June 30th 1819. His father Almon Wheeler was a successful lawyer but died when William was only eight. His mother took in boards from the Franklin Academy which helped to pay William’s tuition. He studied law at the University of Vermont however financial and health problems forced him to drop out so he never earned a formal degree although he received a number of honorary ones later in life. After he left school he went to work…


Added by ocularnervosa on July 16, 2016 at 1:09pm — 4 Comments

White House Delusions Nice, France and The Truth

A Delusional White House That Inspires Terrorism

In lieu of the latest Islamic terrorist attack in France we are once again saddled with the rhetoric of the White House over gun control. From Dallas,…


Added by Doc Vega on July 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

"It's okay, mommy."

I can’t stop thinking about Dae’Anna – Diamond Reynold‘s four year-old daughter who was in the car when police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile, Reynold’s boyfriend. Specifically, I can’t stop thinking about Dae’Anna’s words to her mom as her mom broke down crying while sitting handcuffed in the back of a police car: “It’s okay mommy. It’s okay. I’m right here with you.”

I have a three-year old who crawls in bed with me whenever I am incapacitated with the pain…


Added by SeventhSister on July 9, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

An American Tune - Lyric and the Passage of Allen Touissant

What with all the violence and racial conflict dominating the headlines over the past week, I feel that I've been reduced to a bystander just shaking my head in numb disbelief of how fundamentally lame human beings can be.  Paul Simon wrote a song that touches on how I'm feeling and the late Allen Toussaint covered it on his last album American Tunes.  I hope you can take the time to listen carefully to Simon's lyric:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on July 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Brexit Redux

BRUSSELS – The EU governing council, meeting in closed session, today decided to one-up Great Britain by expelling it from the Union before it has a chance to resign.

Citing recent incidences of the UK “acting out” and having a “bad attitude” not conducive to the principals of the European Charter, the Council dismissed the issue “with prejudice”, legalistic jargon meaning it can’t be brought up again, as in: So long. Farewell. Auf weidersehen. Adieu.



Added by Art Kane on July 5, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

July 4th, 1776

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they…


Added by Mike Shields on July 4, 2016 at 11:18am — 14 Comments

Reasons to Vote for Trump

  • He has known success and failure. He never gave up because of failures. 
  • He admits he has used politicians to his benefit in the past, but he was not running for office at the time, he was in business.
  • He works hard even though he doesn't have to. It is a good…

Added by Sage Hunter on July 4, 2016 at 8:36am — 15 Comments

My worry about Nate Silver's election prediction

In today's news, Nate Silver, eminent and historically accurate election prognosticator, says the current odds in the Presidential election are 79% Hillary, 20% Trump, with recent trends favoring Hillary. In other words, at the moment her lead is likely to grow. Those of us who are not Hillary haters might consider that good news, but I think it contains a risk.

What I'm worried about is the Republican convention. Trump earned his delegates, and disenfranchising the plurality of… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on June 29, 2016 at 1:49pm — 34 Comments

The House Democrats’ sit-in (or, when nonviolence is violence)

When Georgia Representative and civil rights movement veteran John Lewis likened the extraordinary sit-in staged last week by House Democrats (a sit-in he lead) to the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama – “We crossed one bridge,” Lewis stated, “but we have other bridges to cross” — he invited us all to see the Democrats’ sit-in as nonviolent direct action in the tradition of the civil rights movement and as an expression of the movement’s highest ideals.

Just as…


Added by SeventhSister on June 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 23 Comments

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