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  • Apr 16, 2018 03:57 PM
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    Good luck on getting Dems to be brave enough to use "Lock him up!" as their motto for 2018 and 2020. I am not happy with the triangulative politics of the Dem party.
  • Apr 06, 2018 11:01 AM
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    Dockadams Wrote:
    Karen Hedwig Backm Wrote:

    If you believe in God.

    Kevin D. Williamson, briefly at the Atlantic Magazine, prompted my musings on the topic. I am a woman. As a sexually active woman I have had several abortions. OK, not surgical abortions, but spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, abortion by God -- if there is a God.

    Kevin D. Williamson believes that those who have abortions and those who provide abortions should be hanged:

    In 2014, Williamson tweeted that “the law should treat abortion like any other homicide.” Although Williamson has since deleted his Twitter account, the exchange was immortalized by Rewire.News Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson, who explained that Williamson not only advocated for abortion to “be treated as premeditated homicide,” but also that “women who have had abortions should face capital punishment, namely hanging.”

    mediamatters.org/people/kevin-d-william...

    Should I, a woman who has experienced spontaneous abortion, also be hanged?

    I think not and I am offended by Williamson's tone and language.

    Furthermore, what offends me most is Williamson's gross stupidity about basic human biology, most pregnancies do not make it to term, hand of God, if you will. I refer the reader to the stats at:

    rationalwiki.org/wiki/Spontaneous_abort...

    Williamson's stupidity about basic science is astounding and makes him unworthy.

    If you fed up with it, and sick and tired of it, you could move. That's what I would do.

    We have religious zealots knocking on our doors almost every weekend, I just tell them to go away and don't come back or I'll call the police on them, that seems to work well.

    Don't have the resources to move. I am a woman and have experienced economic inequality all my life and at my age, have very limited resources to do what I would wish to do. I am definitely not alone, especially in America. There are millions of women like me in the same circumstances. I did not realize that I would have to bite and claw my way to a reasonable survival, I was much too nice. All that I can do now, with the rest of my life, is to urge women to be aggressive and nasty in order to overcome the overpowering sexism -- and racism -- of this nation.
  • Apr 06, 2018 11:01 AM
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    Unfortunately, I live in Alabama and the only thing they believe in is "faith". I have never been able to determine what "faith" means to the typical Alabaman or what the "faith" is in, well, I concede it does concern "faith" in some sort of god but that god thinks you should kick the sick into the gutter, starve the hungry, let the thirsty die in the desert, etc.
  • Jun 25, 2017 02:45 PM
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    The question is: when doesn't Trump lie?
  • Apr 06, 2018 11:01 AM
    Last: 2yr
    544

    If you believe in God.

    Kevin D. Williamson, briefly at the Atlantic Magazine, prompted my musings on the topic. I am a woman. As a sexually active woman I have had several abortions. OK, not surgical abortions, but spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, abortion by God -- if there is a God.

    Kevin D. Williamson believes that those who have abortions and those who provide abortions should be hanged:

    In 2014, Williamson tweeted that “the law should treat abortion like any other homicide.” Although Williamson has since deleted his Twitter account, the exchange was immortalized by Rewire.News Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson, who explained that Williamson not only advocated for abortion to “be treated as premeditated homicide,” but also that “women who have had abortions should face capital punishment, namely hanging.”

    mediamatters.org/people/kevin-d-william...

    Should I, a woman who has experienced spontaneous abortion, also be hanged?

    I think not and I am offended by Williamson's tone and language.

    Furthermore, what offends me most is Williamson's gross stupidity about basic human biology, most pregnancies do not make it to term, hand of God, if you will. I refer the reader to the stats at:

    rationalwiki.org/wiki/Spontaneous_abort...

    Williamson's stupidity about basic science is astounding and makes him unworthy.

  • Jun 20, 2017 06:40 PM
    Last: 1yr
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    I have kind of old-fashioned, 19th-century views of what policing is: public service, keepers of the peace along the lines of British bobbies who do not seem to need firearms to hold their authority. Historically, the Brits have a more reasoned and balanced sense of policing.

    It would seem that the sin of slavery in the U.S. has carried over into the role of policing in this country.

    The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities. For example, New England settlers appointed Indian Constables to police Native Americans (National Constable Association, 1995), the St. Louis police were founded to protect residents from Native Americans in that frontier city, and many southern police departments began as slave patrols. In 1704, the colony of Carolina developed the nation's first slave patrol. Slave patrols helped to maintain the economic order and to assist the wealthy landowners in recovering and punishing slaves who essentially were considered property.

    plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/brief-hist...

    We seem not to have severed the ties of American policing with our history of slavery and, unfortunately, racism seems to be an intrinsic factor in how enforcement officers enforce.

  • Mar 20, 2018 04:17 PM
    Last: 2yr
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    I am not exactly crowing about the event but, the truth is, I never thought that the so-called "Peterson" would ever die.

    In reality, his name was Petros Giorgio Petrospoulos, the son of a Nebraska restaurateur who never, I believed, ever offered Greek cuisine to his Nebraska patrons.

    From the Wall Street Journal:

    Peter G. Peterson, the son of Greek immigrants who ran a diner in Kearney, Neb., grew up in a family so frugal that the parents and two sons took turns using the same water to bathe on Saturday nights. “It was never clear to me whether I was cleaner after the bath, or before,” he wrote in a memoir.

    His Depression boyhood taught him the “lesson of never, even in bad times, spending more than you earned.” Mr. Peterson, who became secretary of commerce in the Nixon administration and a billionaire as co-founder of the private-equity firm Blackstone Group, never forgot that lesson. He gave the bulk of his fortune to a foundation seeking to educate Americans about the dangers of deficit spending and unfunded government commitments for health care.

    wsj.com/articles/peter-peterson-blackst...

    Hah! In my family we managed at least a bucket of water apiece to bathe in, I know because I carried in the water. But, water was scarce on the plains of South Dakota and I knew the real Pete Peterson who was an old bachelor who came faithfully to our lake to fish for bullheads and, who always when they were in bloom, brought a bouquet of tiger lilies to my mother in tribute as goddess of the lake.

    The fake Pete Peterson managed to amass a fortune of almost $2 billion, and he used a goodly portion of that to take down Social Security, Medicare and Medicare in a foundation named "Fix the Debt". Here's a liberal take on Fix the Debt:

    These “Fix the Debt” CEOs are the same CEOs that crashed our economy, took their bonuses, and ran, leaving the rest of America to clean up their mess. Although their calls for bipartisan cooperation hit all the right notes to the American public, we believe that the push to get a lower corporate tax rate from a bipartisan solution is the ulterior motive of these CEOs. Peterson himself has contributed almost half a billion dollars to his foundation that pushes for the reform of programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid....

    Unmasking the most influential billionaire in U.S. politics is the intent of this Michael Hilzik article about the Peterson effort in the Los Angeles Times: “The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson, whose misleading campaign to ‘reform’ traditional social welfare programs has subtly set the terms of the Washington debate.”

    Felix Salmon in Marketplace explains the big picture ulterior motives of the Fix the Debt CEOs: they are hoping a bipartisan approach to reducing the deficit could ultimately result in lower corporate taxes.“Fix the Debt,

    Destroy the Recovery” by Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect explains some of the politics here, noting that David Walker as head of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation has been deeply involved in the effort to levitate the late Bowles-Simpson Commission as a template for deficit-reduction, and has been working closely with the corporate-funded “Fix the Debt” campaign of more than 100 CEOs lobbying for an austerity grand bargain.

    ourfuture.org/report/what-you-need-to-k...

    The article goes on to say that all these "savvy" billionaires who signed on to show that they are the ones who created most of the debt with "trillions in federal war contracts, subsidies and bailouts, as well as specialized tax breaks and loopholes that virtually eliminate the companies’ tax bills. … As part of their push, they are advocating a “territorial tax system” that would exempt their companies’ foreign profits from taxation, netting them about $134 billion in tax savings … money that could help pay off the federal budget deficit.”

    And, they want to use my Social Security and Medicare to pay for their fiscal extravagance.

    I'm glad you're dead, old Petros Giorgio Petrospoulos, before you got your greedy hands on my Social Security and Medicare, you old scoundrel!

  • Apr 05, 2013 07:34 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    On this matter I am just going to quote American kids:

    No kid should be afraid to go to school.

    No kid should be afraid to walk outside.

    No kid should have to worry about being shot.

    More prayers, Jesus god and compassion won't bring back the American kids MURDERED BY GUN VIOLENCE.

    I blame the government for what happened and the hypocritical people sending prayers and condolences but refusing to do anything.

    And, I am going to add, I am getting damn tired of those who value their damned AR15s more than they value the lives of American kids.

  • Mar 13, 2018 12:08 PM
    Last: 2yr
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    Was Tillerson escorted out without his jacket like McEntee?
  • Mar 13, 2018 11:31 AM
    Last: 2yr
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    There seems to be a lot of that going on these days:

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation.

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to comment saying, “We don’t comment on personnel issues.” Mr. McEntee didn’t return a call seeking comment.

    Tuesday morning, the Trump presidential campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. McEntee will join the 2020 effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

    wsj.com/articles/trumps-personal-assist...

    Has an previous White House had a number of leavings with escort? It seems to me to be another one of Trump's major and unprecedented changes to procedure within the White House.