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  • phoenixphoenixclouds by phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 14, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    "George Washington spent time in Philadelphia where a law called the Gradual Abolition Act passed in 1780. It stated that any slaves brought into the state were eligible to apply for their freedom if they were there for longer than six months. To get around the law, Washington rotated the people working for him in bondage so that they were there for less than six months each.

    Despite Washington’s reluctance to carry out his stated antislavery predilections, the movement against slavery grew anyway, including within the president’s very own household among the men and women he enslaved. One of the presidential slaves was Ona “Oney” Maria Judge. In March 1796 (the year before Washington’s second term in office ended), Oney was told that she would be given to Martha Washington’s granddaughter as a wedding present. Oney carefully planned her escape and slipped out of the Washingtons’ home in Philadelphia while the Washingtons were eating dinner. Oney Judge fled the most powerful man in the United States, defied his attempts to trick her back into slavery, and lived out a better life. After her successful attempt became widely known, she was a celebrity of sorts. Her escape from the Washingtons fascinated journalists, writers, and others, but more important, it was an inspiration to the abolition movement and other African Americans who were being enslaved by whites."

    George Washington spent time in Philadelphia where a law called the Gradual Abolition Act passed in 1780. It stated that any slaves brought into the state were eligible to apply for their freedom if they were there for longer than six months. To get around the law, Washington rotated the people working for him in bondage so that they were there for less than six months each.

    Despite Washington’s reluctance to carry out his stated antislavery predilections, the movement against slavery grew anyway, including within the president’s very own household among the men and women he enslaved. One of the presidential slaves was Ona “Oney” Maria Judge. In March 1796 (the year before Washington’s second term in office ended), Oney was told that she would be given to Martha Washington’s granddaughter as a wedding present. Oney carefully planned her escape and slipped out of the Washingtons’ home in Philadelphia while the Washingtons were eating dinner. Oney Judge fled the most powerful man in the United States, defied his attempts to trick her back into slavery, and lived out a better life. After her successful attempt became widely known, she was a celebrity of sorts. Her escape from the Washingtons fascinated journalists, writers, and others, but more important, it was an inspiration to the abolition movement and other African Americans who were being enslaved by whites.

  • The Republicans said that allowing voters to make a decision that should be left to the legislature would set a bad precedent.

  • Black Man Found With Cut Throat and Missing Ear in Texas Woods, Cops Rule His Death an ‘Accidental Overdose ‘

    The police recorded the cause of death as “accidental drug overdose.”

    Alfred Wright was also a black man married to a pretty white woman…in small-town Texas.

  • the house gop are now demanding a spending increase in their current debt ceiling tantrum
    which they are likely to get as the dems want it too! the gop want to restore some spending they eliminated
    in one of their previous debt ceiling tantrums.

  • Debt Limit Shenanigans Reach New Level of Farce

    House Republicans are scheduling a vote for Wednesday on a proposal to lift the debt limit for roughly one year. But what was once a reckless game of chicken has descended into a ridiculous charade. Gone are the days when House Republicans threatened to force the country into default if the President wouldn't agree to vast cuts in spending. Now, as the price of a debt limit increase, Republicans are demanding a spending increase.

    That's right. As part of the global effort to rein in spending, which is purportedly what the annual debt limit cliffhanger is about, they want a relatively small spending increase - specifically reinstating military retirement benefits which were axed as part of the sequester. Or, in other words, insisting on undoing something they won in an earlier debt limit hostage crisis.

    But it gets better.

    This particular demand is also supported by the Democrats. The only hitch is that Democrats - coming off the last three years of game playing - insist that debt limit increases be "clean", ie., not involve legislative extortion.

    Back up and the bigger picture comes into focus.

    Republicans once made impossible fiscal demands of the President, figuring he would have to cave because of the catastrophic costs of a first in history national credit default. It worked the first time and failed pretty miserably the second time. Since then they've been trapped in a box made up of the expectations they raised in House Tea Partiers and GOP partisans. The new solution is to ensure they finally get their way and break the President's will by insisting that the price of a debt limit increase is giving them something the President and the Democrats already want.

    That's what it's come to.

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 10, 2014 11:07 PM Flag

    liar, jeex and a stupid liar. anyone can find the fact that the gop controlled the senate for 6 of the 8 years of Reagan's term.

  • phoenixphoenixclouds by phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 8, 2014 3:33 PM Flag

    anyone else agree with that?
    Ham said nothing could change his mind ..... evidence or proof otherwise don't matter.

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 6, 2014 2:23 PM Flag

    insurers have always used doctor networks to narrow doctor choices to those who agree with the insurer's notion of fair standards pricing.............Pubs are whining about something that has always been the case............ and I thought pubs were interested in controlling the costs of healthcare, well the insurers have always used doctor networks to that end.

  • Reply to

    The education of a fool

    by biddermon_ca Feb 5, 2014 5:38 PM
    phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 6, 2014 2:09 PM Flag

    google this:
    Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare

    that article shows the fact checking

    as I showed before NONE of Hannity's so-called obamacare victims even bothered to checkout the exchanges...... all were just spouting teabag baloney

    and if you disagree with any of the fact checking, let me know your reasons.

  • Tush and BecK and other bigots have been denouncing and spouting off about Coke forcing "multiculturalism"
    down their throats......................

    well, they will be wadding furiously when they learn about the person who wrote America the Beautiful (which they claim to be the true judges of how it should be performed)....

    "America the Beautiful"

    The author of this iconic anthem of American patriotism was Katharine Lee Bates. In a brilliant lampoon of the bigots' backlash against the Coke commercial, Stephen Colbert pointed out that Bates was a lesbian. He could also have added that she was also a Christian socialist and an ardent foe of American imperialism.

    Bates (1859-1929), a well-respected poet and professor of English at Wellesley College, was part of progressive reform circles in the Boston area, concerned about labor rights, urban slums and women's suffrage.

  • Republicans Wanted To Free Workers From Bad Jobs Until Obamacare Did It

    "De-linking health insurance from employment has been a big theme in conservative proposals, and frankly liberal proposals too (e.g. single payer plans)," said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

    In Oct. 2008, the conservative Heritage Foundation called this phenomenon "job lock" and "[a]n obstacle to labor mobility." A Heritage research paper praised then-presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) health care plan for addressing the problem by proposing adjustments to the tax treatment of health care, among other reforms.

    "Today, leaving a job or changing jobs means leaving behind the health insurance provided at the place of work," wrote authors Robert E. Moffit and Nina Owcharenko. "Individuals who wish to take a better job, change careers, or leave the workforce to raise a family or to retire early take substantial risks."

    The most recent of these proposals was put forward recently by Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Tom Coburn (OK) and Richard Burr (NC). It provides subsidies for Americans to buy insurance regardless of their employment situation. "This protection ensures that individuals can transition from employer-based coverage to insurance in the individual market without being forced to face high premiums solely because of a costly underlying health condition," according to a summary of the proposal released by Hatch's office.

    Republicans Wanted To Free Workers From Bad Jobs Until Obamacare Did It

  • phoenixphoenixclouds by phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 5, 2014 10:11 AM Flag

    the Fox liar was reduced to repeating "but some people think".........................
    (yeah, some people think Obama was born in Africa, or that there was corruption at the IRS.... but that is all a crock of lies......... all righties do is lie and then repeat lies...and how lame to repeat a lie by saying "some people think " )

    Obama was correct to say that Fox and friends are the "some people"

    and everyone know they who lie and distort....... mostly it's FAKE news........ like Hannity's FAKE obamare care........

    heck, everyone knows that Fox has argued in court that there is no law against lying.
    fair and balanced................means fox will fire reporters if they don't sign off on the Fox view of Monsanto.....
    big fat liar o'reilly..................[fox] .WTVT, who argued that the FCC policy against falsification was not a "law, rule, or regulation",

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    all six of Hannity's so called victims were interview. here is one, we can go over them all if you like.
    the bottom line is that none of them even bothered to check what they could get on the ACA, they were just spouting tea hot air.

    "Next I called Allison Denijs. She’d told Hannity that she pays over $13,000 a year in premiums. Like the other guests, she said she had recently gotten a letter from Blue Cross saying that her policy was being terminated and a new, ACA-compliant policy would take its place.

    Allison’s husband left his job a few years ago, one with benefits at a big company, to start his own business. Since then they’ve been buying insurance on the open market, and are now paying around $1,100 a month for a policy with a $2,500 deductible per family member, with hefty annual premium hikes. One of their two children is not covered under the policy. She has a preexisting condition that would require purchasing additional coverage for $600 a month, which would bring the family’s grand total to around $20,000 a year.

    I asked Allison if she’d shopped on the exchange, to see what a plan might cost under the new law. She said she hadn’t done so because she’d heard the website was not working. Would she try it out when it’s up and running? Perhaps, she said. She told me she has long opposed Obamacare, and that the president should have focused on tort reform as a solution to bringing down the price of healthcare.

    I tried an experiment and shopped on the exchange for Allison and Kurt. Assuming they don’t smoke and have a household income too high to be eligible for subsidies, I found that they would be able to get a plan for around $7,600, which would include coverage for their uninsured daughter. This would be about a 60 percent reduction from what they would have to pay on the pre-Obamacare market.

    (and ntm they may have qualified for subsidies and done even better)

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    "[fox's] WTVT, successfully argued that the FCC policy against falsification was not a "law, rule, or regulation", "

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    as I said, to me the most interesting thing is that Fox news argued that there is no law against lying......jeez.....
    that and the fact that the fired 2 reporters who would not go along with the big lie from Fox and Monsanto.

  • Reply to

    big fat liar oreilly

    by caveatemptorbum Feb 3, 2014 10:17 AM
    phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 12:12 PM Flag

    so the gop it totally incompetent in not doing a single thing about all the alleged corruption?
    ha ha ha ha..............you are just a lying pos...... and how lame are you and scrum? you lie, can't prove anything or do anything cause all the allegations are just BS... and then when informed of the truth that "Obama is squeaky clean " you make a fool of yourself..... hey, here a clue.... the tea and pub investigations proved nothing at all, and after all is said and done the investigators simply went home after doing nothing but slinging mud and wasting millions of $$

  • phoenixphoenixclouds phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 11:19 AM Flag

    check out Hannity's FAKE Obamacare story:

    The two other couples interviewed by Stern both claimed that the new policies offered by Obamacare would cost them considerably more than their previous insurance rates. After doing his own search on the Obamacare exchange website based on the couples' circumstances, Stern found that this was just not true.

    "I don’t doubt that these six individuals believe that Obamacare is a disaster; but none of them had even visited the insurance exchange," Stern wrote.

  • phoenixphoenixclouds by phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 11:02 AM Flag

    and most people like it.
    same will happen with the ACA exchanges.
    good insurance, lots of choices, if you don't like the doc network at Cigna, you can choose Aetna or blue cross, or humana or UHC............ get the picture whiners?
    and, if you are a couple making less than $63K a year, you will get subsidies and the insurance will be very affordable........ and if not, then like the rest of us good insurance costs, but its worth it.

  • Sean Hannity's Obamacare Victim Stories Revealed to be Fake

    Eric Stern, a former adviser to Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana, spoke to the same people who took part on the special and found that none of them had actually been harmed by Obamacare.

    In fact, none of Hannity's guests had even attempted to shop on the Obamacare health care exchange for insurance.

  • phoenixphoenixclouds by phoenixphoenixclouds Feb 3, 2014 10:48 AM Flag

    the Fox liar was reduced to repeating "but some people think".........................
    (yeah, some people think Obama was born in Africa, or that there was corruption at the IRS.... but that is all a crock of lies......... all righties do is lie and then repeat lies...and how lame to repeat a lie by saying "some people think " )

    Obama was correct to say that Fox and friends are the "some people"

    and everyone know they who lie and distort....... mostly it's FAKE news........ like Hannity's FAKE obamare care........

    heck, everyone knows that Fox has argued in court that there is no law against lying.
    fair and balanced................means fox will fire reporters if they don't sign off on the Fox view of Monsanto.....
    big fat liar o'reilly..................[fox] .WTVT, who argued that the FCC policy against falsification was not a "law, rule, or regulation",

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