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  • did CNN poll the Cubans that escaped Communist Castros??? why did political prisoners increase to 8000+/- ??????????

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    Understanding the Reagan assault on democracy

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    do you think that people of the former SOVIET UNION...including Czech..Poland..East Berlin and East Germany...Romania...Lithuania...agree with your GRUBER..like dictate?????????

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    GOP assault on thought

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    "Science denial on Capitol Hill is set to get even crazier next year. When Democrats (and environmentalists) got a sound whooping in the midterm elections, a new caucus of climate change-denying senators swept in. Almost every new Republican senator has taken a position against mainstream climate science, ranging from hardline denial to cautious skepticism. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the incoming majority leader, has vowed to make forcing through an approval of the Keystone XL pipeline his top agenda item in the new year; he also wants to block the Obama administration's efforts to reign in carbon pollution from coal plants. And the incoming chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is none other than James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who actually believes that global warming is a hoax orchestrated by Barbra Streisand. You can't make this stuff up."

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    Understanding the Reagan assault on democracy

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    was PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN a dem before ...... when dems had a income tax rate of 90%...then became a repub???????????? do you think dem PRESIDENT JOHN F.KENNEDY would be a repub today??????????

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    Presidential 2nd Term Average Approval Ratings

    by methuserlaw Dec 24, 2014 12:59 AM

    Facts. The enemy of the uninformed. And Foxbots just have no clue.

    Economy is ROLLING
    Firing on all cylinders

    Republicans hate America's success.

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    I Pay $2.37 for Gas

    by conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 23, 2014 12:18 AM

    a conservative paper on oil demand in the US has pegged a 10% drop in demand in the US, that have DIRECT connections to Obama and the democratic party green initiatives. JUST FROM 2008-2012.

    And this was written by a conservative study.

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    I Pay $2.37 for Gas

    by conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 23, 2014 12:18 AM
    conservativeslieandbehomos conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 24, 2014 12:52 PM Flag

    While gas prices drop, Obama continues his push for Solar and Wind, and other alternatives. America pushes hard for better gas mileage. As we reduce our need for oil, we produce more.

    Russia and Saudi's are feeling the pinch.
    Obama is laughing, and enjoying his victories.
    We are winning the oil wars.
    And republicans remain in Chinese pockets.
    But there will be no Keystone.

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    GOP assault on thought

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    "The Texas Board of Education has long been a hotbed for science denial, as conservative activists and a handful of textbook reviewers have sought to influence textbook-writing standards in an effort to muddle the basic science around issues such as evolution and climate change. What happens within the pages of Texas textbooks matters because the publishing market there is among the nation's largest; what gets printed in Texas is likely to wind up in classrooms nationwide. Early this year advocates for better textbook oversight won a victory when the board announced it would give teachers' input priority in determining curricula. But by September, the battle was back on, with a raft of revisions that contained obvious biases against mainstream climate science—one McGraw-Hill textbook inaccurately claimed that scientists "do not agree on what is causing the change," and a Pearson text similarly alluded to scientific disagreement. Bowing to public pressure, in November Pearson altered its text to more accurately reflect the scientific consensus on climate change, but the McGraw-Hill text still portrays climate science as an open debate. Meanwhile, a parallel battle played out in Oklahoma over new standards to improve climate science education."

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    GOP assault on thought

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    Any objections to embellishing history of Islam in public schools?
    Field trips to mosques? Separate rooms for praying Allah?
    Allowing to recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic “one nation under Allah”?
    Teaching islamic conversion prayer?

    Islam is in public schools. But only Judeo-Christian religions matters,

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    GOP assault on thought

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    "Republican Congressman Lamar Smith of Texas took his opposition to basic science straight to the source: The grant-writing archives of the National Science Foundation. In an unprecedented violation of the historic firewall between the lawmakers who set the NSF's budget and the top scientists who decide where to direct it, Smith's researchers pulled the files on at least 47 grants that they believed were not in the "public interest." Some of the biggest-ticket projects they took issue with related to climate change research; the committee apparently intended to single out these projects as examples of the NSF frittering money away on research that won't come back to benefit taxpayers. The investigation is ongoing, and the precedent it sets—that scientific research projects are only worthwhile if they directly benefit the American economy—is unsettling."

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    I Pay $2.37 for Gas

    by conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 23, 2014 12:18 AM

    Actually what this president was doing is bidding against oil industry while wasting our tax payer's money on Volts. The oil business proved him wrong.

    What he could have done to lower gas prices, he didn't. What he succeeded doing is push the debt higher. Alternatives will find their way to success the old fashion way - through entrepreneurship and perseverance.

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    I Pay $2.37 for Gas

    by conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 23, 2014 12:18 AM

    $30 a barrel would be different from $55?

    You have a peculiar understanding of relevance.

    Yesss! 6 years ago Oval Office occupier knew what's going to happen in the oil exploration industry. Nah. He liked $110 per barrel of oil. He liked $4.30 per gallon of gas. He loooooved it. He would like oil prices to go even higher. Because he wanted to save the world with Solyndras.

    And there you go! Some cook fringe on this MB praising Obama for low gas prices. Cretins.

  • My Swedish neighbor lady across from us just loaded up presents in shorts, short sleeves and sandals - (too crazy even for this Bavarian), and the Norwegian 2 houses down is going fishing on the Sty. Croix! Instead of snowmobiling he is going ATV "Trailing" tomorrow. Went shopping and many have just shorts on - Conservatives would run around in a snow mobile suit with a ski mask! Conservative is a Wimp!
    ROWDY

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    GOP assault on thought

    by theidiotreagan Dec 24, 2014 10:08 AM

    Mr Hicks shows the evil imbecility that was so frightening in the novel Deliverance.

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    ISIS fighter...................

    by rowdyrodent_1995 Dec 22, 2014 6:11 PM

    Bidder - Just think how many "Thumbs Down" he collects - but he is clueless!!! Outdoor Ice rinks are closed here - golf courses are open - people panic because its a "brown" XMAS - the only snow is in the resorts, making snow! 38F today - no snow till New Years - but we will go below Zero then! I/we love it however - NO snow removal :o)
    Happy Holidays!
    ROWDY

  • Salon running:

    "My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon"

    FRANK SCHAEFFER

    I am a white, privileged, well-off, 61-year-old former Republican religious right-wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious-right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.”

    You see, only in the Mafia, the British Royal family and big time American religion is a nepotistic rise to power seen as normal. And I was good at it. And I hated it while hypocritically profiting from it — until, that is, in the mid-1980s, I quit. These days I describe myself as an atheist who believes in God.

    Ironically I helped my father become famous in the religion sector. In the 1970s I directed and produced two film series featuring Dad with book companions that became evangelical bestsellers: “How Should We Then Live?” and “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” By the time Dad and I completed two nationwide seminar tours launching those projects, I was being invited to speak at the biggest religious gatherings, including the Southern Baptist Convention and the annual meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters.

    The leaders of the new religious right were gleefully betting on American failure. If secular, democratic, diverse and pluralistic America survived, then wouldn’t that prove that we were wrong about God only wanting to bless “Christian America?” If, for instance, crime went down dramatically in New York City, for any other reason than a reformation and revival, wouldn’t that make the prophets of doom look silly? And if the economy was booming without anyone repenting, what did that mean?

    continued....

  • "Tucson, Arizona:
    The anti-ethnic studies law passed by the state prohibits teachings that "promote the overthrow of the United States government," "promote resentment toward a race or class of people," "are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group," and/or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."

    I invite you to take on as your summer reading the astonishingly lengthy list of books that have been removed from the Tucson public school system as part of this wholesale elimination of the Mexican-American studies curriculum. The authors and editors include Isabel Allende, Junot Díaz, Jonathan Kozol, Rudolfo Anaya, bell hooks, Sandra Cisneros, James Baldwin, Howard Zinn, Rodolfo Acuña, Ronald Takaki, Jerome Skolnick and Gloria Anzaldúa. Even Thoreau's Civil Disobedience and Shakespeare's The Tempest received the hatchet.

    Trying to explain what was offensive enough to warrant killing the entire curriculum and firing its director, Tucson school board member Michael Hicks stated rather proudly that he was not actually familiar with the curriculum. "I chose not to go to any of their classes," he told Al Madrigal on The Daily Show. "Why even go?" In the same interview, he referred to Rosa Parks as "Rosa Clark."

  • Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White House

  • Rush was upset over the idea that a black man might play James Bond.

    racists do the same with a black man playing Santa...but Santa’s also fictional — we can make him anything we like....

  • Reply to

    I Pay $2.37 for Gas

    by conservativeslieandbehomos Dec 23, 2014 12:18 AM

    Bwahahahaha - you just made SEC's point for him, you dolt - oil prices went up and you were ready to give away the farm. (If you were a pretty girl it would be easy to get into your pants, but I suspect procreation isn't what people think about while you're around.) Turns out there wasn't a need to open parks to drilling or build pipelines, but you're still whining about it.

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