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    While I am a strong supporter of President Obama, I have to admit that he sometimes disappoints me greatly.  Just heard that he's in Oklahoma to announce he is going to attempt to speed up the Keystone Pipeline project.  Why?  He's previously stated that the project has questionable issues that need to be addressed.  It appears to me that he's only making this announcement to pander to the Right and appears to be giving in on his own position.  He's done this several times in the past.  Apparently he doesn't understand that no matter what he says, what he gives in to, or what he hopes for.....the Right WILL NEVER give him credit for it, so why bother?  I wish he would just stand up for what he truly believes is right and not always appear to cave in when the political pressure grows.  I understand compromise - compromise in when BOTH SIDES give a little on an issue in order to get an agreement.  It's not one side always giving in.  It insults my intelligence when the President does this and it's the one segment of his character that drives me nuts.  How can I stand up for him when he gives in on issues.  I have some rightwing friends and they love throwing this stuff back in my face.  I believe he is for what is right in this country, but when he panders to the Right it destroys his integrity in my eyes and, I fear, in the eyes of other independent democrats.  I will definitely continue to support him, but right now I'm very disappointed in him.
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    Worried woman:


    Not to worry.

    Obama is still on your side.

    There are several different versions of the Keystone pipeline.

    The one that you and I are opposed to is the one that would carry the environmentally dangerous tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico, and the pipeline would pass over one of the largest water aquifers in the world.

    The one that he approved would carry domestically produced oil from Oklahoma to the Gulf.

    It's likely that his approval of the "southern branch" of the Keystone pipeline was politically motivated, but the reality is that we ALREADY have roughly 2.3 million miles of pipeline in our country, so the approval of a link from Oklahoma to the Gulf actually doesn't increase our exposure to disaster by a great deal:


    http://phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/PHMSA/menuitem.ebdc7a8a7e39f2e55cf2031050248a0...t
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    Thanks for your post, Arizona. I truly believe Obama is the person "most on the side of the regular American people" of ALL the candidates. He is very aware of all the ramifications of every decision, how it will affect our domestic & foreign policy, the rights of all Americans, & our economic viability. He is obviously one of the most educated and thoughtful men we have seen in a long time. ANY of the others from the GOP side is a bumbling clown compared to Obama's steady commanding presence. It is terrifying to think what could happen to this country in the hands of a War-Mongering right-wing moron like those in the Bush Administration. Endless war is their agenda, & if it means impoverishment of all the rest of us to PAY for those wars, they certainly don't care.

    I just found out TODAY that the Mormon church of Mitt Romney has been in the hands of the John Birch Society for a very long time. It came as a shock, that I had not been paying close attention to their leadership, & had not looked up their LDS website. Lo & Behold, Cleon Skousen's name cropped up, & Ezra Benson & others familiar from the early Birch Society days. God, they are good at posing as a Christian beacon of light. It is frightening how pious they sound while they distort the teachings of Jesus Christ into their own ideology. Then I recalled how Robt Welch (leader of the JBS) had long ago talked of a Theocracy. And once he had promised his followers to the Mormon Church, but it had just drifted over me, as I ignored a lot of his rhetoric. It just did not sink in.

    There it was, the most powerful Mormon hierarchy "echoing" John Birch J--BS (pun intended) to their flock as if it was gospel truth, totally ignoring the REAL Bible ideology.

    They said that Mormon religious books said EACH MAN MUST NOT EXPECT ANY HELP from the GOVT, but each was responsible for themselves. Make their own decisions, & pay the consequences. That any help from our US govt was "creeping socialism" and would take away our democracy & put us into communism fairly quickly.(Yep, the old Birch Line, which most rightwingers believe).

    HOWEVER, the TRUE RELIGION as taught by JESUS CHRIST taught that we ARE "our brother's keepers" and we should "Do unto others as you would wish them to do unto you" and "Feed my flock" and the JUDGMENT DAY scenario where on the Judgment Day, the sole criteria on which your soul will be judged in order to determine if you go to Heaven or Hell is: If you fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, gave shelter to the homeless, medicine to the sick, visited the orphans, the elderly, the helpless & the poor. Gave comfort & clothing to the needy. All delineated in stark reality in that Bible passage -- IF YOU DO THOSE GOOD THINGS, you go to Heaven. If you DO NOT do those things (like charity & kindness)- you go STRAIGHT TO HELL. It is all written in very clear terms. -- [Matthew 25: 31-45].

    So that means that the Mormon religion, however pious & righteous they talk otherwise, are NOT in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. It really makes me sad that such nice people somehow got misled by the JBS, & were taken astray by the JBS propaganda & steady brain-washing. BUT this also means that candidate MITT ROMNEY has also been taken along the wrong lines & his ideology has been distorted with subversive John Birch ideas.

    I know the Mormon Church has many good points, so I IMPLORE you all to go to your BIBLE and read the JUDGMENT DAY scenario found in:  MATTHEW 25: 31-45  THERE, the TRUTH shall SET YOU FREE.
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    Arizona,

    Thanks for responding on Worried Woman. As in your other posts, you have sought to clarify much of the misinformation floating around the blogosphere on the Keystone Pipeline. As we have discussed, the so called Keystone Pipeline project has multiple phases. Phases 1 and 2 are operational. Phase 3 also known as Cushing MarketLink is what President Obama just approved and will move the current glut of domestic oil in Cushing Oklahoma to the refineries on the Gulf coast. If it wasn't associated with the politics of the Keystone XL project (Phase 4) it would not have even captured a line on the back page of a newspaper. It is a routine pipeline that will  follow existing and established pipeline routes to the Gulf of Mexico.

    Phase 4 (also known as Keystone XL) of the proposed pipeline system was originally proposed through the environmentally sensitive Sandhill area of Nebraska.  That part of the route was highly contentious and opposed not only by environmentalists but also wealthy Republican landowners in Nebraska and the Republican governor of Nebraska. It was scrapped. Alternative routes are currently under review, but these routes also are subject to the same environmental assessments and landowner agreements, a process that can take well over a year. Republicans in Congress have sought to override and dismiss this legal requirement...just playing politics again with ignorance.

    The environmental concerns go much beyond the Keystone XL pipeline route.  The mining of the tar sands in Canada is a much bigger and serious concern for environmentalists worldwide for several reasons.  I won't go into those here.  Those have been discussed in other posts, but the point I would make is that President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency have no legal basis to stop that mining operation in Canada.  That is a Canadian issue for Canadians to deal with. Our EPA only has legal clout on the specific environmental issues associated with the pipeline route through the USA.

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    Good clarification. Thanks.
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    Veronica, Your views on the John Birch society. I don't understand. I looked on their site and read a little about them. They appear to me, to be a right wing group, their beliefs are based on the constitution and fighting communism. On their website some of the topics are: fighting agenda 21, The right to property ownership, an article about attacks on Christianity, voter fraud, and an article about Afghanistan and the American economy. I didn't read anything that I thought was threatening to Americans and American freedom. So maybe you can give me some detail as to why the JBS is so bad and so threatening. The Mormons? They believe in a "works oriented" salvation. I fail to understand how their association with the JBS is bad. And could you explain why you call the JBS "subversive". Guess I need you to educate me.
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    About the JBS (John Birch Society) I could write about 15 books. Studied them for 21 yrs, & I knew a few members. Their agenda is to END democracy as we know it. That is their stated goal.
    Begun by 12 GOP millionaires in 1958, they set out to "takeover the Republican party" and to USE IT to takeover the whole US Govt. The frightening thing you need to know is that they DO NOT believe in Democracy. You know, the idea of "govt of the people, by the people, & for the people". The idea we VOTE for our LEADERS, who will represent us in decision making. THE VERY BASIC IDEALS of America. Their leader, Robt Welch explicitly stated that HE DOES NOT BELIEVE that the United States should be a democracy. THEN the important thing you need to know is that Welch (JBS Leader) studied Lenin, Marx, & Hitler before he began the Birch Society. He studied their methods, modus operandi, how to run that organization. The Birch Society was set up in America from 1958 on, with "secret cells" & "front groups" & an enormous propaganda apparatus, operating first on radio, most often "religious" radio broadcasts, & then into the GOP mouthpieces, like Rush Limbaugh, which is purely political "hate speech" to promote GOP ideas & slander Democratic politians. (But called "entertainment.") Among members of the JBS, NO DISSENT was allowed, all were involved in subversive behaviors, to undermine the operation of our democracy. They joined Democratic orgns to take them over, they joined churches to take them over, to make sure that any "liberal" preachers were dismissed. They joined PTA's to make sure any "liberal" teachers were dismissed. Within a few years, it became difficult to find any church in America that was not preaching the "Birch Line" from the pulpits instead of the word of Jesus Christ. I KNEW SEVERAL ACTIVE MEMBERS. I met Birch recruiters in person who tried to get me to join. They had huge suitcases full of literature, pamphlets, brochures, etc. At first I dismissed them as crack-pots who would never get very far. I did not believe the American people could ever be so stupid as to fall for their lying baloney. But I was wrong.

    In my article yesterday, I said I had not looked at the LDS (Mormon) website, & when I did, Lo & Behold the old JOHN BIRCHER names were right there. Cleon Skousen & Ezra Taft Benson, very old timers were prominent in the Mormon line-up. I don't know how I could have missed it, but it is clear that LDS (Mormons) have been intermingled very closely since the outset with the Birch Society. Like 2 sides of the same coin. So that means that Mitt Romney, as a member of the Mormon Church, has to be a Bircher in ideology, & he would therefore be part of the original JBS (Birch) conspiracy to "take over the GOP & to use IT to takeover the whole US Govt, & then dismantle DEMOCRACY, because the very KEY thing you have to grasp, is that the leader & founder of the Birch Society, (Robt Welch) did NOT BELIEVE in DEMOCRACY, & wanted to subvert it to take it over for his own purposes. And that resembled Fascism, & oligarchy as much as anything. Think if Hitler could come back to life & become President of the USA. What would he do? Smile at our benevolent govt? Or start up a FEMA camp for Jews, poor people, & anyone who did not support the Nazis?

    The FASCISTS of the World, whether you call them Nazis or Communists, only wish to smash Freedom & a lifestyle such as ours, where people insist on their own "rights" & want to control their own future, their own govt, their own lives. NOTE how the GOP, which have been taken over by the JBS (Birchers) try to eliminate women's rights, union rights, our rights to vote for our own leaders, so they "rig" elections like 2000 & 2004 for Bush, Jr.
    They are smashing liberty, the legacy from our democracy founders. The FACE of FASCISM is the face of the Republican Party. They are just beginning to take off the "mask" to let us see what evil is lurking there. Union busting, going into Wisc & Michigan & disbanding a duly elected city govt, to "force" people into doing their will. It is the beginning of the FASCIST takeover, & maybe they are hoping we will not notice.

    The TeaParty should be one HUGE CLUE how they are: Taking a pledge to Grover Norquist who was never elected to anything, but IS a huge pal to Karl Rove & Bush Jr, & Newt Gingrich.
    THAT is the source of his power & influence. So we have Tea Party jerks, who obviously do not have the common sense of a goose, taking an illegal (unConstitutional) pledge to give away their "vote" in Congress to a criminal who represents the administration whom the PEOPLE just VOTED OUT. Subversion of the highest order, against our Constitution. But I do not see anyone raising any concerns about this corrupt misuse of our govt. The entire Tea Party should be kicked out. None are intelligent enough or capable of true US leadership.

    A few NOTES: The nutball Tea Party, financed by the Koch Bros, who are descendants of Fred Koch (on the national council of the John Birch Society, in the 1960's). Ron Paul who says he is running partially as a John Birch Society person. Goldwater (1964) ran supported by the John Birch Society, wanted to nuke Cuba, which would have possibly ended in turning the USA into a pile of radioactive rubble. Ronald Reagan who was supported by JBS (in GOP) & he committed treason by giving weapons to Iran (an enemy nation). But hey, what is a little bit of "treason" among friends? Bush Jr who did several war crimes & started an illegal war with Iraq, which bankrupted the US economy & totally destroyed the way our society could live, & won office by "rigging" 2 elections (treason), Richard Nixon who did "Watergate" crimes & was forced to resign office before he could be impeached. Most do not realize that his actions were done mostly to "subvert elections" in the GOP favor, which is treason. It is a bit odd that so many GOP electees have committed major fraud & treason for 40 yrs.

    People like Rush Limbaugh (made an honorary member of Congress by the GOP) was allowed to spend the night at the Bush WhiteHouse) and allowed to spew total lies & slander against the Democrats, on public airwaves, unimpeded for 27 years -- & made MILLIONS OF DOLLARS per year as a radio propaganda specialist -- (masquerading as entertainment) -- Rush Limbaugh had been a doper, college drop-out (flunk-out), draft dodger (Viet Nam) & baseball mgr, in his younger years. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, (small town), his daddy had been a lawyer who owned part of the airport & part of the radio station. When the VietNam War began, you needed a college deferment to get out of service, and after Rush flunked out, he needed another way out of military service. TRUE to the Republican ideal that THEY should never have to serve their country in ANY COMBAT, (note NONE Of Bush's cabinet ever served in any combat) Rush used a family doctor to claim that his butt cyst disqualified him from wearing any uniform or being in the Army. So during VietNam, Rush could develop his voice for propaganda combat against the Democrats. He fought against people like Ted Kennedy & our honorable Congressmen. But for his courageous service, Rush Limbaugh got to spend the night at the Daddy Bush Whitehouse and be declared "honorary member of Congress" by GOP.
    Not to mention getting paid outrageous sums like $14 MILLION per year for TELLING LIES.
    CHARACTER and COURAGE are definitely NOT pre-requisites to be a Republican LEADER. And all of these later generations of GOP have been solidly indoctrinated full-fledged Birchers.
    THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN DEMOCRACY, & have total disregard for equality or true freedom. And they will win elections by assassination, "rigging", fraud, bribes, or whatever it takes.

    ANYONE CAN SEE THE MASK coming off the last couple of years, to see they are FASCISTS who do not care about unions, freedom, telling the truth, honest elections, THEY HAVE RIGGED the Supreme Court to make corporations "superior" to the people, so they can "select" one more GOP president when the NEXT election is "rigged" like for Geo W Bush 2000 & 2004.

    Corporations owned by GOP deliberately out-sourced all our jobs (solely for Profit) & left Americans jobless, meanwhile the GOP put their funds into foreign bank accts where they will pay NO TAXES to support the US Govt which gave them their opportunity to gain all that wealth to begin with. But NO LOYALTY to Uncle Sam who made them free & wealthy. NO, they are like Communist LEACHES who leach off our govt & then stab it in the back, once they get richer than any human needs to get. No loyalty to our govt or our people. What does that sound like to you? True blue Americans? Hell NO, they are COMMUNIST FASCIST TRAITORS.

    Subversion to our govt, DESTROYED OUR ECONOMY to Wage unnecessary WARS, out-sourcing our jobs so Americans can be poor & homeless & jobless. WHO NEEDS ENEMIES if you have the sweet holy "religious" wonderful REPUBLICANS??  Think about it.

    The Communists always said they would "take us over from within" & the Birch Society has been doing just that, subverting our political system, using propaganda to get our own people to vote AGAINST OUR TRUE GOVT, and to vote for the Birch GOP who will destroy us.

    By the way, besides meeting JBS recruiters, knowing several Birch Society members, having discussions with their paid speakers, reading tons of their literature, I ALSO HAVE TWO of their Membership Manuals (called THE BLUE BOOK) & several highly intelligent books, one written by an FBI agent, who researched the JBS. I cannot emphasize how dangerous this organization has been, working for 53 yrs against the Govt of the USA & its democracy.
    After rigging our elections, subverting our Congress, ignoring the Constitution, spreading propaganda 24/7 on our radio waves for over 27 years, & getting their Birch members into the highest offices in our land, --- I think THEY HAVE WON. 

    They just "bought" the Supreme Court, & the Koch Bros are trying to buy our election, & they have us stuck in permanent WARFARE, which enriches the GOP War Machine. Much of the internet & airwaves are "overwhelmed" with hideous right-wing lies and propaganda. Our
    people are unemployed, jobless & homeless, which is a lot like in Communist countries where they don't believe in people having any personal private property. THEY ARE TURNING THE USA INTO SOVIET RUSSIA. If people are poor & have no power, they can be ruled LIKE SHEEP.

    When your elections are rigged, you have no voice in your govt, you can't fight against tyranny & corruption, when innocent protestors are beaten & arrested in our streets, by Gestapo police who harm the innocent & unarmed peaceful & elderly. When many of our people are homeless, jobless, & impoverished in one of the richest nations in the world, THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. When you see the Koch Bros (next generation of JBS) aligned with the Tea Party (evolution from the JBS) -- & Note their modus operandi. A short while ago, Tea Party nutcases attended an Obama rally, with their loaded guns, but IF WE tried to attend a Bush rally, WE could NOT even wear a lapel "Hillary" BUTTON. Tea Party psychos called up some members of Congress saying that their children could be harmed if the Congress-person dared to vote for Healthcare. GOP advocated their members throw stones at Democrat Hdqtrs, & at their homes. THIS IS EXACTLY what the "Nazis" did to the Jews (Kristallnacht) in Germany. So you can see the direct line between Nazi & Communist FASCISM & the GOP right-wingers.

    The GOP criminals on Wall Street have paid for Gestapo protection by Storm Troopers, often from Halliburton BlackWater police types used to fight foreign terrorists, & who treat our American citizens exactly like they would treat Taliban or Afghani foreign armies. Not at all interested in our "unarmed" citizens using our rights for peaceful protest, they are treated like ARMED ENEMIES of the STATE, to be beaten into submission, arrested, killed. 

    AWAKE NOW -- it may already be too late. The Storm Troopers are already here, in our own streets, guarding major cities. The crooked rigged "paid for" Supreme Court is already in place. Forget any more "fair justice for all."  Corporations rule, our needs are no longer listened to by our "paid for" GOP congress. The GOP in Congress totally ignore anything Obama wants to do. REFUSE TO VOTE on anything necessary to protect our economy or people.
    They only use our Constitution for Toilet Paper. The MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX warned against by General Dwight Eisenhower is alive & in full bloom. If allowed full reign, they would gladly nuke 10 countries before breakfast on Easter Sunday. I have always said, & I believe, that any member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (military hierarchy leadership) must have a Drug Test, an IQ test, and a Sanity Test, at least once every 5 years. WE HAVE SEEN that there have been totally insane men running much of our military. And I know for a fact that some professors at the Air Force Academy (Colo Spgs) have belonged to the John Birch Society. And General Edwin Walker (US Army) was also (in 1960's) a JBS member. When JFK was president he ran into some of the nutcases like General Lemnitzer, who wanted to go nuke Cuba, & blow up our own space capsule with John Glenn (astronaut) aboard, & THAT man was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He nearly drove JFK nuts with all his insane suggestions.

    I have so much source material it would take hours to list them all, but maybe at a later date I can list a few dozen. Best Wishes if you care to follow up & see the Proof. I think things are getting so bad (& so obvious) you won't need too much of MY proof, just look around & see the FASCIST things going on in the GOP, & latest occurrences where they will threaten members of Congress if they vote for Medicare. Look at their attempt to control the MEDIA & tell their "ditto heads" a million subversive LIES, & then tell their radio audience that they must "never listen to the mainstream Media" -- because God Forbid that any of them should get confused by hearing the ACTUAL TRUTH. Limbaugh tells SLANDER & LIES all day long, without interruption or censure for over 27 years. Could WE DO THAT? Heck, if Bill Maher makes a simple joke, he gets kicked off the air. Why? Because most of the radio stations are bought & controlled by GOP corporations. They OWN the airwaves (TV & radio).
    ----------------- Go in PEACE ---- and ---- GOD BLESS AMERICA 





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    Sorry, I forgot a couple of things. Did you know that Prez #41, George Daddy Bush was in the "Skull and Bones" at Yale University? So was his son, George "W" Bush (Prez #43). So was their elder family member, Prescott Bush (W's grandpa) in the "Skull & Bones." Many recruits into that Yale organization were later highly placed leaders, or in CIA, & in places of POWER.

    One interesting fact (talking about Fascism) is that Grandpa Prescott Bush, during WW2, was involved in financing the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. He & his business affiliates gave money to heavy industry in Nazi Germany, including I.G. Farben, which built the concentration camps for the Jews, & developed Zyklon gas used to kill Jews in the ovens. They also built tanks & jeeps used for Nazi combat vehicles. What beautiful uses for American wealth. Dear Grandpa Bush kept right on financing Nazi Germany until the US Govt forced him to stop & confiscated some of his assets under the "Trading With the Enemy Act of 1942." So we had 2 American Presidents (named Bush) whose immediate ancestor was guilty of aiding an enemy of the JEWS, & an enemy of America during World War 2. -- ANYTHING FOR PROFIT.  The good old GOP.

    I guess character building begins in childhood, & is maybe hereditary. When it comes to the illustrious Bush family, there is a lotta character. Besides Nazi-loving Grandpa Prescott, was there any other good stuff going on? During the Great Depression, when many people were very poor & had little to eat, or like one of my ancestors, she died (at age 33) since they could not afford a doctor. At that time, Daddy Bush was being chauffeured to his very prestigious school, where they were being taught Math & History (& cheating at Monopoly). They drove by other big houses with swimming pools & tennis courts & their own chauffeurs, & nannies, cooks, & servants, too. You could hardly notice there was a Depression.

    Georgie "W" managed to easily get into Yale also, where his Dad had graduated. Both were in "Skull & Bones" of course. Later, as President, George "W" managed to commit numerous war crimes, like a pre-emptive bombing strike against a nation that had never threatened us or attacked us. By expecting the rest of the world & the USA to be stupid enough to think IRAQ had done the attack on "9/11" (demolishing the Twin Towers in New York)- Bush thought he could get clean away with it. Just bomb IRAQ, steal as much OIL as he & Cheney could divide up between them, & nobody would know the difference. BUT since Bush flunked International Relations 101, he did not realize this was DIRTY POOL. But in BushWorld you can commit any offense, even international WAR CRIMES, & get clean away with it. Also, get away with the rigging of 2 federal U.S. elections to be POTUS. Yep, its "magic" to be filthy rich.     

     

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    Veronica:

    I forwarded your notes of March 25 to an old friend, and he felt that you were "right on the money". He was wondering if you post your thoughts on any other websites besides the Democratic Hub.
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    Ve4ronica, WOW!!!!! Your blog makes me afraid. And it confused me. I know many people who are tea party members. Many of them are people who hold doctorate degrees, who are medical doctors and surgeons. The tea party people I know own their own homes, and seem to be quite well off. But they do tend to be older. Around the age of baby boomers. I just called one of them and read your piece to them. He said he joined the tea party because he is tired of watching our government usurp the constitution, he is for smaller government, and tax reform. He quoted me some statistics. He said that approx 50% of its members nationwide are Republican. Around 28% are independents and 13% are democratic. He said that 11% of people in the US are black and about 6% of those are members of the tea party. Which is a pretty high number considering that blacks make up only about 11% of the US population, He is a professor of statistics and said they are currently working on a new survey. So anyway, I don't understand why you say that tea party people are not intelligent and incapable. But maybe you can send me some stats to help me understand your position.

    Are our elections rigged? Were they rigged when this country elected Obama? I would be very interested in viewing the Mormon website that you found.

    The crooked rigged "paid for" Supreme Court is already in place. Forget any more "fair justice for all."  Corporations rule, our needs are no longer listened to by our "paid for" GOP. Now this that you wrote is very scary. Aren't you afraid of the outcome of the upcoming supreme court ruling about the health care bill? And if our needs are no longer listened to: The democrats are in the majority in the senate and up until the last election the house and senate were democrat controlled plus you have a democratic president. So if you are a democrat your party has and still has at least in the senate a majority.

    Could you send me some more information on the John Birch society? Because from what I have read I don't see what you are writing about them.

    , just look around & see the FASCIST things going on in the GOP, & latest occurrences where they will threaten members of Congress if they vote for Medicare. Look at their attempt to control the MEDIA & tell their "ditto heads" a million subversive LIES, & then tell their radio audience that they must "never listen to the mainstream Media" -- because God Forbid Also, what fascist things are going on in the GOP? And what are the right wing pundits lying about?
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    Veronica, You have your opinions. Hope all goes well for you.
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    I'm 65; my parents were intense religious fanatics.  When I was about 12 I had a brief contact with the Birch Society.  My cousin Christy was just about my best friend.  She called me about a "party" at her house..as well as I can remember she did tell me The Birch Society was hosting it.  My parents were all for it; I mean I had to get into a suit to attend.  They liked this because I was at the cusp of individualism which they hated. I showed up to see Christy, my aunt and uncle and a whole bunch of old farts and a few "marshmallow" teens around my age.  I always concealed my trued self from my parents. I hated kids who didn't have the balls to defend themselves..the kids who ran away.  This may be unfair, but that was me at this point.  I cannot remember what the hell they were talking about.  They had good food.  At this age I was a eating machine.  Secondly, pretty girls were there.  I was a harvester of phone numbers and did quite well..girls love the bad boy..hehe.
    On my way home my Uncle John gave me a bunch of meaningless paperwork which somehow disappeared into the endless future of my life.
      What I am wondering is, are those old bastards around?  Evil Fascists.
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    Worried Woman Wrote: While I am a strong supporter of President Obama, I have to admit that he sometimes disappoints me greatly.  Just heard that he's in Oklahoma to announce he is going to attempt to speed up the Keystone Pipeline project.  Why?  He's previously stated that the project has questionable issues that need to be addressed.  It appears to me that he's only making this announcement to pander to the Right and appears to be giving in on his own position.  He's done this several times in the past.  Apparently he doesn't understand that no matter what he says, what he gives in to, or what he hopes for.....the Right WILL NEVER give him credit for it, so why bother?  I wish he would just stand up for what he truly believes is right and not always appear to cave in when the political pressure grows.  I understand compromise - compromise in when BOTH SIDES give a little on an issue in order to get an agreement.  It's not one side always giving in.  It insults my intelligence when the President does this and it's the one segment of his character that drives me nuts.  How can I stand up for him when he gives in on issues.  I have some rightwing friends and they love throwing this stuff back in my face.  I believe he is for what is right in this country, but when he panders to the Right it destroys his integrity in my eyes and, I fear, in the eyes of other independent democrats.  I will definitely continue to support him, but right now I'm very disappointed in him.


    Well, let me help your disappointment along, to ripen, to mature dislike, of President Obamney, the greatest hypocrite, of the 21st Century, SO FAR.

    All Mr.Obamney does is copy failed Republicrat and Republican policies and persons.  Instead of dropping the drug war and Bush's wars, which would get ALL OF US on his side, he shoved bogus Obamneycare, which he copied from his more original and experienced evil twin, Willard, so now we're stuck for 2400 pages of private insurer requirement, on top of fat, inflated healthcare costs, instead of expanded Medicaid or Medicare.

    Obamney KNOWS GW Bush was plotting the 911 attacks AND profiteering, on these, before he was President, and after GW Bush was elected, thanks to Bubba's feeding the pooch and defiling the pooch, simultaneously, GW Bush suppressed all intel, since he knew the attacks were going to happen, and he counted on them happening.  By 2002, a book called DAY OF DECEIT came out, which described how FDR suppressed all intel, into Pearl, including decoded IJN messages, which the Navy had.  All alerts were suppressed, so Pearl ate 2400 dead, the Phillipines fell, and Guadalcanal dragged on for months, when the US lost the Battle of Iron Bottom Sound, thanks to not enough battleships.

    911 featured 3400 dead, right away, and many more thousands dead and maimed, since.  Naturally, President Obamney won't prosecute the Bush corruption, but he sure does like to kill, with drones and bust those pot clubs, while Holder gets in trouble, for hanging onto doc.ev., and since the drug war AND the ATF are still stinging, Brian Terry got shot.

    President Obamney is TRYING TO LOSE, since 2008 because running for President is a lot more fun, than being President, for a Republicrat.  You can't smoke crack or pot, in the White House, really.  So Obamney keeps on killing.  He came out with an SF Chronicle interview, Jan.2008, which admitted "his plan" of carbon credits would raise energy prices.

    Of course, he could have gone for legal drugs, and we could have had our farmers grow hemp, pongamia trees, switchgrass, and ALGAE.  We could have had algae systems hooked up, to scrubbed CO2, from power plants.  We could have had methanol manufacture, from scrubbed CO2, to be blended with algae oil, right near coal and gas plants.  But nooooo!

    Then he signed the Patriot Act and NDAA, and GW Bush is still walking around!  Crime pays, eh?

    Nobamney, 2012.  Rocky Anderson, for Prez.  Rocky was the only mayor, in the USA, to go for impeaching GW Bush.