Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014: The Worst of The Rant

Photo taken on 22 December 2014, 2:30 AM
 
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 Another year gone by. Can you believe it?

Writing-wise, 2014 was not the most prolific of years. In December of 2013 my concentration was decimated by a personal bereavement. Then, two months later, my strength was sapped due to a near-fatal illness that sent me to the hospital. It wasn't until the end of the year that I regained my momentum. Still, forty-eight pieces in fifty-two weeks ain't too bad I guess. I'll try to do better in 2015. So help me Mitch Miller I will.

So join me as we frolic merrily down memory lane. Let us look back upon the year 2014. Wasn't that a hoot?

January 6:

The dirty little secret is out: Jesus' teachings in the New Testament are anathema to the ideology of the right wing.  Why do you think they hardly ever quote Him? [Pope] Francis is forcing all Catholics - and by extension, all Christians - to come face-to-face with the reality of what He was all about. I am not a theologian. The totality of my religious education comprises what I learned in Sunday School as a little boy and Catholic grammar school (grades six through eight). But as sparse as my instruction might be, I at least understand that Christ's whole purpose on this earth didn't involve catering to the status quo. There was a wee bit more substance to it. He was about love, and forgiving - and giving.

January 23:

Whatever happens in two years, I am certain of this: As delightfully twisted as the 2012 Republican primaries were, 2016 is going to be the icing on the cake. If I never live to see another campaign season I just want to make it to that one. Watching that disgusting party destroy itself these past ten years has been more fun than I think I've ever had in my life. 

February 14:

As they never tire of reminding us, two years is a lifetime in politics. That may be the case, but it's hard not to imagine Rand Paul as the GOP nominee in 2016. Something that weird would be the final nail in the coffin of a party hellbent on suicide. There are no more moderates. They've all been driven away by the mindless extremism of a relatively small group of people who have lost their marbles. Between now and then we can expect an exodus of voters disassociating themselves from the Republicans. This is too good to be true.  

February 19:

Fifty years later we wait in vain for the music to show signs cultural senility. I'm happy to tell you that the Beatles still matter. I know personally too many young people to count, some born a quarter century after the band ceased to be, for whom the music is a continual presence in the soundtracks of their lives; another happy reminder that talent and substance will defy the passage of many years. The Beatles are the silly and joyful ghosts who refuse to fade into that unknowable, mysterious void. 

February 28:

Fellow Caucasians, there are two sets of rules way down south - one for them and one for us. My message to any young, black male planning on visiting the Sunshine State is as simple as can be: Watch yer step, boy! Stay the hell up north if you know what's good for you. The racial situation is a little better here....I think.

March 8:

The problem with the modern day Democratic party (and it's a HUGE one) is that for every Liz Warren there are at least ten-or-more Chuck Schumers. Any political party with a tired old fuddy duddy like Harry Reid as their leader is in dire need some serious therapy. 

March 17:
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Race propaganda has always worked beautifully in the past. The problem for the propagandists is simply that it won't be working all-too-well for them for much longer. Within the lifetime of most of you reading this, we white folks won't be in the majority any longer. Those aren't the words of some smart-Alec lefty (as some of you may surmise). That is simply a statement of the cold, hard truth. The white plutocracy knows this and they're beside themselves to do something - ANYTHING, HEAVEN ABOVE! - to stem the sociological tide. But they can't! That's what they cannot see or refuse to admit. To even attempt to stop this unstoppable force would be as futile and silly (and dangerous) as attempting to keep the sun from setting this evening. Why are they getting so bent out of shape over the inevitable? Why not just lie back, groove with the changes, and let nature take its course? What the hell is the matter with these knuckleheads? Any ideas?

March 24:

You can dismiss what I say as the insane ramblings of an unhinged lefty (I get that every day) but the truth of the matter is that I'm a fairly moderate guy. It's only by the standards of these weird times that someone like me can be viewed - by anyone - as some kind of radical. You know you're living in the weirdest of alternate realities when a weak-kneed panderer to the status quo like Barack Obama is perceived by so many as a wild-eyed socialist. It really is funny when you think about it. Why don't I hear you laughing?

March 31:

Who knows what the hell will happen between now and Election Day 2016. It's going to be oodles of fun watching Jeb [Bush] stomp around the country during the GOP primaries - with one foot on a banana peel and the other in his mouth - saying the kind of moronic things that appeal to "the base" of the Republican Party, and then watching him try to ease his way back toward the center during the general election - assuming he get's the nomination. Whatever the outcome, 2016 is going to be a scream. 

April 7:

The system has also been stuffed even deeper into the seemingly bottomless pockets of the plutocrats. No one bothering to pay attention was surprised by the results. The Reagan/Bush/Bush appointees made it clear where their hearts are. The corruption of the American political process means not a thing to these assholes. The non-existent "plague" of voter fraud is a different story. Any judgement that will aid the traditional progressive constituency in having their voice counted needs to be "remedied". America just ain't as white as it once was - and it's getting non-whiter by the hour. Rich people tend to be very white indeed, and they have this unsettling habit of filling the coffers of candidates who aren't happy with the prospect of sharing America's treasure. Have you ever noticed that? 

April 15:
  
Which brings me to the Affordable Care Act. The term "Obamacare" was initially their term of derision. They knew damned well that if it ever became a reality regular working people like us would like it a whole lot - and that's what is happening. At the latest count there are seven million folks who have signed on. If that number gets any bigger (and it's going to get a lot bigger) the plutocracy's handmaidens will be hard pressed to find an excuse to do away with it.

April 22

Cliven Bundy wants to be a GEN-YOU-INE folk hero - and by the looks of things - the silly bastard is well on his way to honest-to-goodness folk heroism, with the help of Fox Noise (Sean Hannity in particular) and hundreds of armed-to-the-teeth yahoos and half-witted "militia men" who cheerfully stepped forward this week and made my argument (once again) for stricter regulation of the firearms industry. You can always count on these assholes to cut off their noses to spite their bloated faces, but this week's spectacle in Nevada was something to behold indeed. When this is finally made into a movie, it will be the darkest of comedies.

May 5:

Barring any unforeseen scandal or catastrophe (you never know with those Clintons) Hillary will more-than-likely be the next president of the United States. I say this not with a sense of joy nor with any foreboding, but rather with a sense of resignation. Maybe she will turn out to be the second incarnation of FDR that I've been dreaming of - much in the way I thought Obama would be. He turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. She will probably end up being a let-down as well. This much is certain: In 2017, for the fist time since 1857, one Democratic administration will succeed another one on Inauguration Day.

May 13:

Forget the fact that sixty people were killed in assaults upon American embassies during the years in which the halfwit from Crawford, Texas was running the government. Forget the fact that one month and six days before September 11, 2001 he was warned in his daily briefing that Osama bin Laden was planning on striking in the United States very soon - and that the First Fool did absolutely nothing to try and prevent it. Forget all of that. Reality is a luxury that a nation filled to the rafters with distracted robots can ill afford. 

May 28: 

Then again, mountains of bodies and oceans of blood suits my purposes just fine, thank you very much. I'll never have writers block, that's for damned sure. A tip of the hat and a raising of the glass to Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association. They've added so much meaning to my life that I'm at a loss to find the words to express my gratitude. 

June 5:
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National Slave Remembrance Day is not only an idea whose time has come, it's positively shameful that it hasn't been established as a national holiday as of yet. Am I the first person to come up with the idea? I couldn't be! Only a century-and-a-half separates us from the time when human beings were treated like cattle in "the land of the free". In terms of the history of the human race, a hundred and fifty years is but a millisecond. On the day that I was born there were about one-hundred people still living who were born into slavery. The last veteran of the Civil War passed away a year after I was born - and I'm not that old....WELL I"M NOT!!!

June 11:

The weirdest thing about Congressman [Eric] Cantor has always been his demeanor of contentment. He always has this strange look of almost cherubic calm when spouting the right-wing agenda. At least Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, to their credit, have the decency to look somewhat ill-at-ease when defending the indefensible. Not so with Eric Cantor! He's perfectly at peace with himself: Buddy Holly on quaaludes. Weird!

June 18:

Time to face some unfortunate facts, campers: Iraq is broken, non-fixable - and we broke it. Come to think about it, "we" is a misnomer. I was never naive enough to cast my vote for a half-witted nincompoop like George W. Bush. I sleep quite soundly at night thank you very much. With each passing year, it will become more and more obvious - gut-wrecnchingly obvious - what a complete and dreadful mistake it was sending those people to the White House thirteen years ago. With each passing year the ramifications of that mistake will be compounded. Isn't life strange?

June 26:

GET THIS: A white, conservative Mississippian owes his political career to a handful of African American voters. Isn't that something? A pig just flew past my window. I didn't even blink an eye.

July 3:

 It must be a difficult thing being Dick Cheney. Think about it: He must know that he will be remembered down though the ages as (next to J. Edgar Hoover) the most disgusting, reprehensible fool to ever accept a paycheck from the government. In fact, the comparison to Hoover is perhaps a bit unfair. For all of Edgar's faults, he and his boyfriend, Clyde Tolson, ran a  pretty efficient ship over there at the FBI. When all the dust is settled, historians will have no problem identifying a few positive contributions from Hoover's reign of paranoia. Not so with Dick Cheney. He knows this and it's driving him to some sort of a psychotic breakdown. So desperate the silly old sociopath is to rewrite history that he seems to have gone even further over the edge than previously. I'm getting such a kick out of watching this. I really am!   

July 14:

Say what you want to about the right wing in this doomed land. What they lack in brains they more-than-make-up for in chutzpa. They're now seriously talking about impeaching the sitting president for the failure of his immigration policies. Sarah Palin has condemned the prez for what she calls "years of abuse" (she wasn't specific on that point) and then went on to proclaim that Obama's failures at the border were "the last straw". It's my opinion that a former governor who walked away from her job for no other reason than to make a shitload of money in the private sector is the last person on the planet who should be proposing that anyone be forcibly be removed from office. The fact that this blabbering nincompoop was once selected for the second spot on a national ticket defies any sense of rationality. Gee, we do live in wonderful times, don't we?

July 21:
 
As I wrote way the heck back in 2010, when someone like Sarah Palin can make it as far as she has, it can mean only one thing and it's not a particularly good sign. We are living in a culture that has been custom-tailored for idiots. When a person who can barely put two coherent sentences together without the aid of a state-of-the-art teleprompter becomes one of the best-selling non-fiction authors of the decade, that's usually a pretty good indicator that society is spiraling downward at a fairly decent clip. Fasten your seat belts, kiddies!

July 29:

All that one can possibly hope for at this late date is that, by the November midterms, the voters of this country wake up and understand the the damage that the GOP is collectively doing to their once-great nation. That's the only chance Barack has to go down in history as a good, even great, president. If his administration is judged by future historians as being a failure, most of the blame will not be his. Look at all of the grief and obstruction the man has had to put up with. Hats off to the guy for being able to accomplish anything!

August 7:

There are three things that do not make for a good combination: A low IQ, a beer gut, and a semi-automatic weapon. This past week, some of the Cliven Bundy crowd, the clowns that threatened to shoot it out with US marshals in Nevada two months ago, have made their way down to the Mexican border. These cowardly assholes want to "protect" this grand and glorious land of ours from the children that are now fleeing for their lives from ultra-right wing dictatorships in Central America. Isn't that something? Most of them proclaim to be "Christian". I'm sure Jesus is just brimming with pride.

August 13:

He was a true American original. One-hundred years from now they will still be talking about and appreciating the artistry of Robin Williams much in the same way we pay homage to Chaplin and Keaton today. His like won't be passing this way again. He's gone and he's not coming back. This is just so sad. Isn't that funny?
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September 2:

A FRIENDLY MEMO FOR FOREIGNERS:
You're out of your fucking minds if you bring your loved ones on a vacation to the "Land of the Free". We're not free at all. In fact we are now a nation of sheep being held hostage at gunpoint. I just thought you should know.

September 9:

Some day Barack Obama is going to sit down and write the memoirs of his eight-year stint as president of the United States. When that day comes I have a great subtitle for the book: "Damned if I Did, Damned if I Didn't". This poor guy never had a "loyal opposition" with an honest disagreement with his policies and programs. Since the day he took the oath of office on January 20, 2009, he has had to contend with a confederacy of dunces and lunatics, hellbent on sabotaging his every move regardless of the national well being.

September 17:

I can't tell you who won the 1932 world series for the simple reason that, eighty-two years later, it doesn't make a damned bit of difference to our lives who won it. I can tell you who won the presidential election that year, though. Four score and two years after the fact that does make a difference. Think about this: On the evening of February 15, 1933, less than a month before entering the White House, a would-be assassin named Giuseppe Zangara attempted to murder Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida. The bullet, instead, hit Chicago mayor, Anton Cermak, who died nineteen days later. Had FDR been assassinated on the eve of his inauguration the presidency would have gone to his running mate, a not-too-visionary bigot from Texas named John Nance Garner. If Zangara's bullet had not missed its mark on that night, the entire history of the world - not merely the United States - would have been much different. "What if...." It makes the imagination tremble.

September 26:

I'm of two minds about this: Yeah, I would love to see [Elizabeth Warren] as the standard bearer in 2016, Hillary Clinton, at present the presumed nominee, leaves me cold. Although Senator Warren's chances for living in the White House if nominated are not as sure as Ms. Clinton's, it's not the impossible dream that many people believe it to be. The problem she would have as president (and it's the same one that Barack Obama has encountered) is the obstructionism of the Republican party. This country is only going to be saved if the American people take a decided turn to the left. That's not going to happen any time soon, kids. 

October 4:

FOR THE RECORD: As much as I despised the administration of George W. Bush, I never once - publicly or privately - wished for the hideous little freak's demise. In fact I used to pray that he be kept safe. The last thing the loony right wing in this country needs is the body of a martyr to rally around by torchlight. Spare us.

October 14:

You wanna know why I left [the Democratic party] over sixteen years ago? Here's why: The 2016 campaign is two years away, and yet, as of October 14 2014, the presumptive nominee is Hillary Clinton. Could it be that "the party of Franklin D. Roosevelt" can't come up with anything better than Hillary? Have they lost their imaginations? Or have they lost their minds? A reasonable argument could be made for either scenario.

October 22:

One of the guilty pleasures I get out of reading American history  is that I find myself cheering for the Republicans. One-hundred years ago there were still enough politicians registered with that organization who stood for something decent. Even during my lifetime we had Dwight D. Eisenhower. For all of his cultural conservatism, old Ike was fairly progressive fiscally. He understood all-too-well that the key to a nation's greatness was investment in its infrastructure. When was the last time you heard a Republican politician bragging about the legacy of Eisenhower?  You would think that the Grand Old Party didn't even exist prior to Ronald Reagan. 

October 31:

I'm a bit numb at the moment. That's not the sort of state one wishes to be in if your desire is to illuminate and enlighten. Whatever happens come Election Day, I'll get by. To be honest with you I don't give a fuck what the final result is. As long as the day's events are amusing - that's all I really care about anymore. Isn't that awful? Maybe by Tuesday I'll be a little less apathetic. Maybe not. At least I won't be bored. That's something to look forward to, ay? There's always a silver lining. 

November 5:

On Sunday evening the American people set their clocks back one hour. Last night they set them back two centuries. Ain't politics oodles of fun?

November 12:

I'd like to be able to tell you that the chances of a another member of that disgusting family [the Bushes] occupying the Executive Mansion - for the third time in a generation - are less than zero; honestly I would - but I can't. Since the GOP will have control of both houses of Congress for the next two years you can count on them passing even more restrictive voter suppression laws between now and Election Day 2016. And you can take to the bank the certainty that the right-wing-dominated Supreme Court will declare those blatantly unconstitutional laws perfectly constitutional. Isn't that lovely?

November 19:

It's a funny thing. When Obama was elected six years ago this month, I was completely beside myself with joy: The first African American elected to the presidency? This was indeed a corner turned! But as the weeks leading up to the inauguration came and went, my excitement slowly began to dissipate. By January 20, 2009, it was gone. That's when it hit me!
 
What's Obama gonna be doing for the next eight years?" I asked aloud, "The same thing black people have been doing in this country for the last four centuries: Cleaning up the mess left behind by lazy and ignorant white people - WHAT'S THE BIG FREAKIN' DEAL???"

And think how things might have worked out for the better if the Democrats had embraced their progressive political heritage instead of hiding from it like frightened little mice. I'm ashamed and embarrassed that I used to be registered with that worthless party...."Used to be"....I came to my senses eighteen years ago. 

November 25:

His meteoric career is over. We shall not hear from him again except as a figure of shame, ridicule or dark satire. There will be no second act in this American life. As tragic as Lenny [Bruce]'s end was, death and posterity would ultimately vindicate him. There will be no such vindication for Bill Cosby. The show is over; the curtain has closed. 2014 has been a horribly unfunny year for comedy, have you noticed that?

December 19:

MEMO TO THE ANTI-CASTRO CROWD IN MIAMI:

You'll live. I'm not crazy about Fidel or his brother Raul either. But don't make such a deplorable stink as you did in 2000 when the Clinton administration did the correct thing by sending little Elian Gonzalez back to his father in Cuba - where he rightfully belonged. Your collective hissy fit in the wake of that affair cost Al Gore the state of Florida and, hence, the election. The result was eight years of George W. Bush. Do you remember how nicely that worked out for you? Simmer down.

December 25:

This is not to imply that I'm in the "Christmas spirit" this year. I'm really not. Christmas has been permanently ruined for me and it's been that way for for many a year. The last time I had a really jolly Christmas was when Jimmy Carter was in the White House - although my happiness was in spite of his presidency, not because of it. Just prior to the Christmas season of 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected president and John Lennon was murdered. It's been downhill ever since.

Keep your eyes open for the miracles all around you. And remember the simple truth that there is more music to be found in the laughter of a single child than can be found in all of the symphonies ever composed by all of the composers who ever lived.

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So that's it for 2014! At least it wasn't as bad as the previous year, that's for sure! Thanks everybody for reading. And again, I apologize for not being as prolific as I usually try to be. I have a funny feeling that is going to change in the coming year. The 2016 presidential campaigns begin in a  matter of a few weeks.

Fasten your seat belts and happy new year!

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

SUGGESTED LISTENING:

Auld Lang Syne
by James Taylor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr-htpPV_Z0

Something to ring in the new year with.

A toast to you all. Cheers!

106 Comments:

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Degan.

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Nice review.

Sane readers note your criticism of BOTH Democrats and Republicans.

I can just imagine the reactions by the Radical Right Bubble Cult when confronted with some new polling:

CNN Poll Dec. 18-21, 2014

How would you rate the economic conditions in the country today -- as very good, somewhat good,
somewhat poor, or very poor?

Very good- 5% Somewhat Good 46% Somewhat Poor 30% Very Poor 19%

Good 51% Poor 49%

Let’s compare that same question to what the Republican “Decider” left the nation:

Dec. 19-21, 2008

Very good- 2% Somewhat Good 6% Somewhat Poor 27% Very Poor 66%

Total Good 8% Total Poor 93%

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/12/23/economy.poll.12.23.pdf?iid=EL

Of course now that the polls are already swinging away from them, the Right will insist “polls don’t matter”, forgetting all their gloating over Obama’s past lower ratings.

Gallup poll Presidential Approval Rating:

December 2014: 43% rating for Obama
December 2006: 37% for Bush the “Decider”

Sixth Year Rating:
A CNN/ORC poll places Obama at 48 percent — which ties Ronald Reagan’s 48 percent approval rating at the end of his sixth year in office.

(Bill Clinton enjoyed a whopping 67 percent job approval rating)

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

Thanks, folks. Have a grand 'n' dandy new year.

Cheers!

 
At 5:13 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Thank you Dumbya for proving, as I predicted, that you could not go an entire thread without bringing up G. W. Bush.

Interesting that your statistics don't mention the GOP take over of, first the House in 2012 and then all of Congress in 2014. Could it be that the results of your poll is based on the GOP now controlling Congress and not Obama's approval rating?

Is it just a coincident that the 2008 poll you note is taken AFTER the Dems took over Congress?

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Sounds like someone is sore over Obama having higher approval than his "Decider", the worst president in living memory. Tied with Reagan even.

Is it just a coincident that the 2008 poll you note is taken AFTER the Dems took over Congress?

LOL!!

It would be so much better to blame Obama for the Great Bush Recession, eh? Too bad, as Stephen Colbert said, "Reality has a well known liberal bias".

I wonder if he finished reading the article about disclosed and undisclosed contributions he tried to dishonestly spin.

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Confused Progressive said...

If Obama is now so popular according to the CNN Poll Dec. 18-21 2014, then how come he has lost nearly 70 seats in the House since taking office and more seats in midterm elections than any president since Harry Truman?

http://politicalwire.com/2014/11/05/obama-has-faced-historic-congressional-losses/
Obama Has Faced Historic Congressional Losses

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Not sore Dumbya, just offering other possible reasons for the results of your polls other than the GOP and GWB are hated by Americans as much as you do.
Never forget Dumbya, the best poll is the one taken on election day AFTER the votes are counted. That is the only poll that has any meaning, any value any effect, any clout. It's the only poll that counts. Sucks doesn't it?

That poll is why Harry Reid will soon no longer be the head of the Senate. 30 of the 60 Dems who voted for the ACA are gone after 2014, that's a damned strong disapproval poll by Americans. How many seats did the GOP pick up in the House in 2014? An election Obama said were about his programs. So before you choke on yu poll numbers and can't breath, take a step back and remember, the Dems lost, Obama's programs lost. So get over it. And if you REALLY believe the reason for this massacre of the Dems was because they weren't liberal enough, make Bernie Sanders (OMG, please make it so) the Dem candidate for Pres in 2016 and see what happens.


Do you think the title of the article was a lie or the truth? Take it up it the AP, I didn't title it, PHILIP ELLIOTT did.

"Democrats Best at Tapping Rich for Political Cash
WASHINGTON — Dec 23, 2014, 1:25 PM ET
By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press'

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Harley A. said...

Tom,

While I don't agree with a lot you say, I do enjoy considering your posts for some reason. And responding. And agitating liberals and conservatives alike...

It's been fun following.

Here's to 2015...

 
At 1:14 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Tom,

There have been some good in 2014, not with standing the results of the mid term election, in which "good" is in they eye of the beholder, there are others.

Fraser Nelson of the Telegraph has an article whose title is
"Goodbye to one the best years in history".

Nelson provides many reasons to support his claim. One of them is the called the "New Peace" by the Canadian academic Steven Pinker.
Pinker notes that conflicts of all kinds – genocide, autocracy and even terrorism – went on to decline sharply the world over. Peace that some would argue started with the end of the USSR and the Berlin Wall.

Nelson says that "with peace comes trade and, ergo, prosperity. Global CAPITALISM has transferred wealth faster than foreign aid ever could."

He points to Global life expectancy now stands at a new high of 71.5 years, up six years since 1990. "In India, life expectancy is up seven years for men, and 10 for women. It’s rising faster in the impoverished east of Africa than anywhere else on the planet. In Rwanda and Ethiopia, life expectancy has risen by 15 years!"

"The World Bank’s rate of extreme poverty (those living on less than $1.25 a day) has more than halved since 1990, mainly thanks to China – where (CAPITALIST?) economic growth and the assault on poverty are being unwittingly supported by any parent who put a plastic toy under the tree yesterday."

"Prosperity is bringing benefits without trashing the planet. Since 1990, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are down, in spite of our economy being about 60 per cent larger – thanks to more efficient technology."

It should be noted how all of this began with the end of USSR and the Cold War during the conservative administrations of Thatcher, Reagan and Pope John II. The fruits of the end of socialist progressive communism can not be ignored, even by the most anti-communist liberal. Nor can the prosperity global capitalism is providing

Opening up trade with socialist communist Cuba may change them into a capitalist economy and a democratic elected government. Or it may extend the lifespan of Cuba's totalitarianism and socialist current administration. Time will tell, and to be clear I'm rooting for the end of the human rights violating Cuban govt., as I'm sure all liberals do as well.

My hope is for more global prosperity as global capitalism extends it's benefits to more people in 2015.

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Something that is worse in 2014

Among African Americans, the rise and fall in perception of race relations has been stark. In April 2007, when Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign was hopscotching mostly white Iowa towns, 40% of African Americans deemed race relations in the United States good, compared to 58% who said they were bad. By January 2009 those numbers moved to 50% good and 38% bad. A year into Mr. Obama’s tenure the number was 66% good and 28% bad.

But by July 2013 African American perceptions of race relations were worse than pre-Obama levels. Then, just 38% scored race relations as good, compared to 58% who said they were bad. The Journal/NBC poll conducted last week, in the wake of protests over the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., found even more pessimism among black people: Only 35% of African Americans surveyed said race relations are good, with 63% who said relations are bad.
Source:
NBC/WSJ Poll 12/2014

P.S.
The revcom.us on the signs is the address to the Revolution Communist Party, USA
Havent hear any progressives dissociating themselves from their support.

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Sore Loser has a point about racism raising its ugly head when there's a Black Guy in the White House.

All a racist need do is say they hate Obama for being a commie or destroying America and they can be free to spew all the hate in their cold dark hearts.

Of course, there's also the fact so many Republicans tend to speak at racist gatherings:

House Majority Whip Scalise confirms he spoke to white supremacists
in 2002


There's little doubt that all white racists vote Republican, so if I were a Republican, I wouldn't be so quick to shout "commie, commie" because they also disagree with the racists and Republicans.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Charles Koch said...

I think it’s scary with this administration that is fundamentally dedicated to transforming this country, and that means bigger and bigger government, more intrusive, less productivity, less opportunity.

And so who does that hurt the most? Hurts the poorest people. The less productivity, they’re the ones that suffer. It’s not going to change my lifestyle that much. It’s going to hurt them.

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Sore Loser is pretending to be one of his born-on-third-base neo-aristocratic heroes.

Like his namesake, our Charles "Chuckie" Koch has his head up his ass.

Productivity is up in the US.

Corporate profits are up in the US.

Wealth has trickled up in the US.

So what happened to the "trickle down" promised by the Right?

Yup, it trickled up.

The deceiving servants of mammon have their work cut out for them.

What's really scary is the Administration is in corporate and Wall Street pockets, pushing for MORE secret corporate-written trade agreements.

There's no room for facts like these in the authoritarian Radical Right Bubble Cult.


 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous ChuckieChan said...

Obama is following the Hugo Chavez model to Marxist dictatorship. Purge the military and replace the leaders with your cronies, intimidate and then take over the courts with your followers, Divide and buy off the other power centers like business.

If you face an election you are likely to lose like in 2012 then abuse the power of Government (IRS) (NLRB) (EPA) (JUSTICE DEPT) (NSA) to block and hurt your political opposition while borrowing and creating the money you need to buy the votes you need. Thus 8 Trillion in DEBT and growing, and more funny money created out of thin air by the Fed than in all of the nation's history.

And with Congress now in Control of the Republican's Obama has moved aggressively to shore up his dictatorial levels of power throughout the rest of our Government, and he's even moved to slime and tarnish the reputation of the police. He next step will be to use his accusations of brutal racism against the police to insert Federal Control over them because as an institution they have the armed power to get in his way, and he's not stopping and letting them be assassinated.

Look closely folks at what Chavez did, and other authoritarian dictators have done, to consolidated and seize power. Obama is doing all of it.

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Just The Facts said...

CNN Poll Dec. 18-21, 2014

How would you rate the economic conditions in the country today -- as very good, somewhat good,
somewhat poor, or very poor?

Very good- 5% Somewhat Good 46% Somewhat Poor 30% Very Poor 19%



Dave Dubya is part of the futile effort to actively ignore the recent election and put lipstick on a the pig that is this administration.

I guess that the recent election didn't mean anything, but some recent opinion polls do. The world of the kool aid drinking Proglydites is truly Amazing!

 
At 6:15 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Dumbya,
You missed it by a mile.
Obama was elected twice by the majority of white voters. That's racist? Yet since his elections blacks polled feel racism has become worse.
Now is the problem with those blacks polled not getting what they thought the first black president would give them and are blaming racism for his failure to deliver? Rather difficult to claim it is white racism when it was white voters who elected Obama.

As for your big deal about a republican speaking to white supremacists group, would it be ok then to say black racists voted Demroid because Obama in 2007 meet with and spoke to members of the New Black Panther Party during a campaign stop in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. Does the same standard apply here Dumbya? Or is it only whites who can be racist?

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Daniel Patrick Moynihan said...

"The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States."

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Touched a nerve, I see. Racists are so easily agitated.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

From Alternet:

Emails and Racist Chats Show How Cops and GOP Are Teaming Up to Undermine de Blasio

But nothing fueled NYPD outrage like de Blasio’s relationship with Al Sharpton. When the mayor hired a former Sharpton aide, Rachel Noerdlinger, as the chief of staff to his wife, Chirlane McCray, then defended Noerdlinger against a torrent of bad press for her relationship with an ex-convict and her son’s Facebook postings referring to cops as “pigs,” NYPD anger exploded.

On a Thee Rant forum, commenters homed in on Noerdlinger’s race (she is black) and her gender. While one commenter described her as “a weed soaked cum dumpster low life POS,” another officer wrote of her and her partner: “The bit-ch will be bugging mofo's ass, if she hasn't done so already, about making nigge-r noise in court and he will begin clobbering her, and then junior will jump in and snap his neck!”

“They're born N I _ _ E R S , live like N I _ _ E R S and usually die like N I _ _ E R S,” a police commenter added. His language was typical of commentary appearing on the forum whenever Noerdlinger's name was mentioned.


These are the thugs and “not racists” in uniform who turned their backs on the mayor at a memorial service. The worst of the NYPD act just like the idiots of Westboro Baptist Church, who rudely use memorials to protest and show their hate.

Of course, in the Radical Right Bubble Cult, no cops are racists, thugs, or unprofessional. Cops, the military, billionaires and corporations are all perfect, and never to be questioned. We must all submit to their rule over the lowly citizens.

And they wonder why we call them authoritarians.

 
At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2015 will be a very interesting year.

- Caprice

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

I wondering if David Duke will really spill the beans like he's threatening to.

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

In 2002 US House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave a speech at a white supremacist conference. First he said didn't remember doing it, then he said he might have done it, and now he says he did do it but was "without the advantages of a tool like Google" to research hate groups in 2002. He's wrong. Google was started in 1998.

Another potential candidate, state Rep. Steve Scalise (R), said he embraces many of the same “conservative” views as Duke, but is far more viable.

“The novelty of David Duke has worn off,” said Scalise. “The voters in this district are smart enough to realize that they need to get behind someone who not only believes in the issues they care about, but also can get elected. Duke has proven that he can’t get elected, and that’s the first and most important thing.”

So Scalise thought that Duke was unelectable... not that he disagreed with his political views.

 
At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Rev Jesse "Himie Town" Jacksoon said...

"There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.... After all we have been through. Just to think we can't walk down our own streets, how humiliating.

I know that if I was a white Cracker making this statement people like Dave Dubya would call me a racist, but thanks to my skin color and my Rainbow-PUSH Racist Card I am covered from being called a racist."

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I bet that Jackson quote is a big hit at Sore Loser's Klan meetings.

 
At 9:12 PM, Anonymous Black Saint said...

Communists, Socialists, Progressive and modern-day liberals are all cut from the same cloth.

In the United States they are known as Democrats. They view themselves as sophisticated and highly intelligent individuals.

Compared to hard-working individuals in a free capitalist system, they see themselves as having a better and higher understanding of how government, society, and economic systems should work.

History tells them that communism, socialism and liberalism have never made any nation a great nation.

Yet they believe it’s only because they themselves were not there to manage it in the proper way. So they continue chasing the utopian dream of an egalitarian society where everyone is equal except of course the elite ruling class, of which they plan to be a part.

They produce nothing, but somehow believe they should rule over those who do.

The truth is that they are not that bright and their intellect pales in comparison to their arrogance. But really they are only emotional Quixotic fools, parasites, and children who have never quite grown up, and should be viewed and treated as such.

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Racism, the progressive's last refuge.

 
At 11:43 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Dumbys'a definition of racism that he gave on this blog is
"when you treat people differently". Now apply that definition from the master of all things racist with how he treats people "differently".

Isn't it odd how my post dealing with the issues of worst in 2014, brings out the use of the race card by progressive Dumbya.
It proves again that if he can't throw crap on GWB, he is forced to play the only card he has left, the race card.

Anything that might weaken the progressive's hold on the black vote must be discredited with accusations of racism. It's amazing how the progressive mind works, they ignore the racism of Rev Al (who owes the IRS over 4 $million in back taxes), they look the other way at Obama's speech to the New Black Panthers, they claim it is racist to quote FBI crime statistics, they get their drawers in a bunch over supposed police racism, yet ignore the black on black racism, they claim the Knock out game is not racist, even though it is blacks treating others differently. Yet the only racism they see, that they can find, is that which is in their political opponents.

I could use the old saw that goes
Q: "What's dumber than a progressive?"
A: "Nothing!"
But I won't, because to do so might make me a racist under the Dumbya definition.

Progressives have destroyed classical liberalism, and they will destroy capitalism and democracy, if Conservatives do not stand up, grow a back bone, and call them out for what the are, and for what they are doing.


P.S.
Anyone heard from Mofart? He's been gone several days and that's not like him. He did say the ACA may have saved his life recently when he was quite ill, maybe he has become ill again?

 
At 11:54 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Racism, the progressive's last refuge.

This conclusion (amid swirling lies and demonization of fellow Americans) is reached after dismissing and distracting from evidence presenting a Republican speaking to a racist group.

It all bounces back to them. It is called projection.

And hate.

Theirs is exactly the hate that fuels fascism.








Say, whatever came of the Republican's Benghazi investigation?

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I'm fine Sore Asshole, thanks for your concern.

I have just decided that trying to have an adult conversation with you is pointless. You misrepresent statements and statistics, and you clearly have no clue how the US government operates.

Come back when you've passed a high school civics class.

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

"...trying to have an adult conversation with you is pointless."

Exactly. Try doing what I do and ignore them. You'll save yourself a lot of pointless effort.

 
At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Caprice said...

Every "right-wing" person I've ever known has been very vocal against big government handouts while accepting all sorts of government handouts like social security, medicare, etc.

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Caprice said...

Here's the latest from Borowitz:

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said on Tuesday that he would introduce a new bill requiring clearer labelling of white supremacists.

The White Supremacist Labelling Act of 2015 would require white supremacists to wear 4-inch-by-6-inch name tags clearly designating them as members of an official hate group.



“Right now, it’s impossible to tell the difference between neo-Nazis and collectors of WWII memorabilia,” Scalise said.

The Louisiana congressman said that proper labelling for white supremacists should make it easier for lawmakers to know what kind of organizations they are addressing in the future. “Sometimes it’s hard to see through all that smoke from the burning crosses,” he acknowledged.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Rain Trueax said...

I always think it's ironic how Repubs say that elections have meaning-- now that they just won one. But they had no meaning when Obama won the Presidency twice.

It is also interesting how in some of the states who elected a Repub Senator, they also answered polls that said they support much of what Progressives do-- but elected someone who stood for the opposite. Which just goes to show elections mean whatever somebody wants to think they do-- or what Rush Limbaugh said they do ;).

A lot of the Dems who lost deserved to given they ran as if they never heard of Obama or progressive causes. Better off without them and let the Repubs be responsible for once. Obama never had the majority it looked as if he did given all the DINOs. We'll see now what McConnell does with his own divided party on so many issues. :)

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I always think it's ironic how Repubs say that elections have meaning-- now that they just won one. But they had no meaning when Obama won the Presidency twice.

Exactly!

And we see the same double standard and "flexible reality" of the radical Right also applies to polls they don't like.

Imagine Obama's six-year rating the same as Reagan's. Then state that as a fact. It drives them nuts.

A very short journey, though.

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Caprice, sounds like you are "projecting" a bit.

Mofart, glad you are ok health wise,
Happy New Year to you and yours. Sorry your definition of an adult conversation is one where no one disagrees with you.

Dumbya,
What is your New Year's prediction of what the result will be of your states new legislation enacting a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients?

It's one-year pilot program will be implemented in three counties that have not yet been determined, per the Associated Press.

Swirling lies, that's good Dumbya, shows you are thinking outside the progressive's box. Interesting how YOU are dismissive of the President speaking to a BLACK racist group, the New Black Panthers! Using your definition of racism, shouldn't the NAACP be called a racist organization? Would the Nation of Islam qualify as racist? I mean they both treat people differently. How bout the CBC, they treat people different based on skin color?
Of course not.
Only whites can be racist.

When the race card is played by progressives, it's a sure sign they are losing. What else do they have?

I have to admit I'm flattered that Dumbya,and Mofart think that I am
Confused Progressive
Charles Koch
ChuckieChan
Just The Facts
Rev Jesse "Himie Town" Jacksoon
Black Saint

I guess neither of you have figured out how to use the map of posters locations to figure out where is a posters general location. If you did, oh never mind, it's way over your progressive heads.

Anyway, Happy New Year to you Tom. Hope you are successful in keeping your 2015 resolutions, that in 2015 you find and keep employment, and your health remains strong!




 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

"always think it's ironic how Repubs say that elections have meaning-- now that they just won one. But they had no meaning when Obama won the Presidency twice."

Great point, let's extend it a bit further. What DOES it mean that Obama won twice but his party took a beating? Including Gov of States and State legislation, are now by a LARGE margin are Republican over Dem.
"A lot of the Dems who lost deserved to given they ran as if they never heard of Obama or progressive causes." Yet Obama said the midterms where about him and his policy's, how do you square with that?
Did those who lost vote for the Obama agenda?

What is interesting to me is how Dumbya seems to be happy that Obama's poll numbers in his 6th year are the same as Reagan's in his 6th year.
Dumbya calls Obama a corporatist.
Dumbya is not a fan of Reagan.
Dumbya says Obama is not a progressive or a liberal in the classical sense.
Does that mean Americans are happy with a conservative/corporatist/not progressive as their President? IE Reagan and Obama?
What other President's poll numbers in their 6th year were the same as Obama's?
Should those examples carry the same weight as the Reagan/Obama numbers?

You wanted adult conversation Mofart, you got it, let's see how you handle it.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The Great Deceiver has a loyal disciple.

A truck driver troll, salesman troll, or even a low level accounts manager troll can post from numerous locations under various names in a single day. He's stupid enough to think we're too stupid to know this.

For some reason all his names say the same things in the same way.

I think Sore Loser is telling more lies. He has a long history of this.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Harley A. said...

"Progressives have destroyed classical liberalism, and they will destroy capitalism and democracy, if Conservatives do not stand up, grow a back bone, and call them out for what the are, and for what they are doing."


I agree with you. Only thing I'd add is that same holds true, essentially, for classical conservatism. Neocons have destroyed it. Progressive humanism takes many forms and is not solely a liberal disease.

Any of us waiting for one of the current "sides" to save us from the other is on a fool's errand.

I would submit that capitalism has essentially already been "destroyed" - at least for the time being. Crony capitalism and statist capitalism are not free market capitalism. Markets are not free today. And, it is not solely the fault of liberals (though they are certainly equally in the mix). Enough blame to go around. Names like Nixon, Reagan, Greenspan, Bush Sr, Bush Jr (to name a few) are all part of a long list of "conservatives" in the last few decades who have aided in (or certainly done nothing about) manipulating and perverting markets and contributing to the fiscal disaster we have on our hands.

This coming from a classical conservative...

Really, these labels only divide - and aren't even particularly accurate anymore. Our problems are more fundamental than most of the symptoms we fight about.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Harley,

Your “classical conservative”, and my, let’s say “ traditional progressive”, positions have an overlap of agreement. We both value individual freedom, civil liberties, and democracy. We both value corporate and government accountability. (We’re on the losing side there unfortunately.)

"Progressives have destroyed classical liberalism, and they will destroy capitalism and democracy, if Conservatives do not stand up, grow a back bone, and call them out for what the are, and for what they are doing."

I disagree and would ask for definitions to the terms used and abused. See below. You are right about the labels being divisive.

Try this out. "Neo-liberals and corporatists have destroyed classical liberalism, and they will destroy capitalism and democracy, if WE the people do not stand up, grow a back bone, and call them out for what they are, and for what they are doing."

Just who will destroy capitalism and democracy? Capitalism is transforming into the monster of neo-liberal global corporatism. De-regulated Capitalism creates monopolies and the income inequality that suppresses worker pay, and ultimately the future levels of corporate income. De-regulated Capitalism and it’s evil spawn corporatism have two goals. Maximum profits for the elites regardless of destructive consequences for others, and establishing its Golden Rule. (Those with the most gold rule.)

As shown in the Great Depression and the Great Bush Recession, de-regulated Capitalism will eat itself and take us all down with it.

Capitalism is not a benevolent God. It is NOT freedom, and it is not democracy. The Chinese Communist regime has learned the ways of capitalism. It does not require, nor promote democracy. Regulated Capitalism can work, and has worked, favorably for the public, but now as it is de-regulated, runs amok and reeks of greed and corruption like all economic and political powers.

Democracy is being strangled by the GOP and abandoned by the Democratic Party.

Let this fact sink in: MORE American voters voted for Democratic than Republican representatives in 2012. The GOP took control of the House and obstructed the party with the most votes. How is this in any way pro-democracy? We can have minority rights without minority rule. How is the GOP’s purging eligible voters, imposing more conditions on voters, and further restricting voter registration NOT destroying democracy?

How are liberals destroying capitalism when global corporations and banks are buying up governments? How are liberals destroying democracy, in light of the GOP’s gerrymandering and vote suppression tactics. They now have both the senate and house by a pathetic “mandate” from a plurality of a 30% voter turnout. Minority rule is now the “American way”. Voters have given up. Mammon wins.

Why should we revere de-regulated capitalism when it corrupts government and FAILS to provide jobs, and even off-shores them? Contrary to the “A corporation is a person” lie that has become ingrained in law and public policy, a corporation is an artificial and inhuman beast.

Liberals know this. Perhaps classical conservatives are figuring this out too.

Regressives, (Far Right Con-servatives and corporatists) however, are actively seeking to destroy public safety nets and regulations protecting the public, worker safety, and the environment. They want to surrender our public safety nets to private profit seeking servants of mammon.

And be aware of this fact. The Republican Party embraces the “conservative” label. Democrats flee from the liberal label. Through corporate media and Right wing propaganda, the word liberal, and now progressive, has been demonized heavily for decades and people are brainwashed. Can’t happen here? 70% of Americans were convinced Saddam had something to do with al-Qaeda and 9-11 just before Bush, the self described conservative, began his war for crony profit and political capital.


 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Definition of Terms.

Classical liberalism is a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets… In the late 19th century, classical liberalism developed into neo-classical liberalism, which argued for government to be as small as possible in order to allow the exercise of individual freedom. In its most extreme form, it advocated Social Darwinism. Libertarianism is a modern form of neo-classical liberalism.

From Campbell Jones, Martin Parker, Rene Ten Bos (2005). For Business Ethics:
"Neoliberalism represents a set of ideas that caught on from the mid to late 1970s, and are famously associated with the economic policies introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom and Ronald Reagan in the United States following their elections in 1979 and 1981. The 'neo' part of neoliberalism indicates that there is something new about it, suggesting that it is an updated version of older ideas about 'liberal economics' which has long argued that markets should be free from intervention by the state. In its simplest version, it reads: markets good, government bad."

 
At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

I guess neither of you have figured out how to use the map of posters locations to figure out where is a posters general location.

That's very interesting. I've never heard of that feature. How do you use the map?

I do basic computer things; I helped my neighbor set up his email account and untangle some of his computer problems.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Caprice,
click on my name for link to map

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

The damage done by government in the name of help is an awesome tally. Over $15 Trillion has been spent on this endless War on Poverty.

If you start with the premise that the goal was to eliminate or reduce poverty, The War on Poverty was one of the most expensive failures in the history of humanity.

If you start from the premise that the goal was to grow government, the Liberal Plantation, and the dependent Democratic voter base (LIFs) then the War on Poverty was an awesome success.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"Chuck" presents the false premises and flawed reasoning of a neo-liberal tool.

That is, if you start with the premise that neo-liberals and corporatists need duped stooges and propagandists to convince the people to vote against their interests, and for those of the elites.

Speaking of those interests:

Perhaps "Chuck" will soon shill for the secret corporate written Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

This is how corporations write the laws of our lands. The "Golden Rule" I mentioned earlier.

Republicans and Obama are for it. Someone will have to tell "Chuck" what to think of this.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I notice that conservatives always have 100 reasons why helping the poor is bad.

But they grow strangely silent when anyone brings up CORPORATE welfare.

Why is helping the poor a "failure" but subsidising the rich is just fine?

 
At 3:22 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Latest on the "scandal" of Republican speaking to white supremacists.
Almost as racist as Obama speaking to the New Black Panthers.
Typical progressive tactic, smear and run, like Sharpton, like rolling Stone rape story, like the lacrosse team gang bang story.

Here's my question to you Radial Progressives, if you care so much for the poor how come your programs haven't ended being poor? I mean if Obama can pull out of Afghanistan after 13 years of war claiming victory, how come radical progressives haven't defeated poverty after 50 years??

Notice how when ever anyone questions a radical progressive about the lack of results from their programs, their response is "you must not care" cause you asked the question. Never do they give you an reason for the failure, the problem is you just dont care. Sure I care, I care enough to want to seem some results and poverty being defeated, is that asking too much?

A classic liberal would realize this and end the way the war on poverty was being waged. A Wilson/FDR radical Progressive just keeps on doing the same old same old wondering why the results are never change.

Golly, I must be racist for saying that.

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Caprice said...

You're commenting 3:22 in the morning? Insomnia?

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Caprice,

1. It's New Years.
2. I just completed 6 hrs of volunteering at the USO.
3. Had too much caffeine to sleep.
4. Classical Liberals never sleep in the defense of liberty!

Did the link answer your question about the map?



 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger De_Bill said...

sore loser said (emphasis on the 'loser' part)

"Almost as racist as Obama speaking to the New Black Panthers."

Is there anything you Faux Noise watching toads WON'T believe?

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/sean-hannity-resurrects-lie-that-barack-obama-spoke-with-new-black-panthers/

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

De_Bloated

If you saw it with your own eyes would you believe it?
Instead of launching into the to by now expected Radical Progressive ad hominem response, have you Google for Obama's speech at Selma?

Or maybe you haven't heard of Obama's relationship with the Rev Al, a known tax cheat and race hustler? Can you deny that or blame it on Fox or any other news source to the right of MSNBC?

Have you checked for the latest to come out on the speech before a white supremacist group? Or are you simply getting your talking points of the day from the Radical Progressive Information Bureau? Can you give examples of when the race card played has be retracted and an apologized for having been played?
After Racial Progressives play the race care, they ruin and run.

Do you feel De_Bloated, that black lives matter only when they are taken by a cop? Is the black on black murder rate the fault of racists white America? Is white racist America to blame for 52% of all murders being committed by blacks? Is it racist to expect blacks to be responsible for their actions and the results of same?

AG Holder said America does not have the courage to talk about race. I just have, do you have the courage?

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

De_Bill

"Obama speaking to the New Black Panthers" is a racist deception and demonization that's likely a big hit at Sore Asshole's Klan meetings.

Racists eat this stuff up.

We can show the facts that he cannot accept. A guy Obama didn't know, or speak with, was at the same memorial rally. The Klan and Sore Asshole want us to think they were conspiring to wage a race war, or some other lunatic lie.

As the linked article says:

The fact is, then-Senator Obama didn’t “speak with” the New Black Panthers, he spoke at a commemoration of the 1965 Selma, Alabama march, which Shabazz and Co. also attended and spoke at. It wasn’t a campaign event, it was open to the public, and that supposedly damning “photo” is a screen cap from a YouTube video that shows Malik Zulu Shabazz among a crowd of thousands marching behind then-Sen. Barack Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. In a radio interview, Shabazz claimed to have “met” Obama at that event, but never to have spoken with him.

This is nothing new, and it’s part of a campaign, to paint Barack Obama as a puppet of some looming Black Menace, that’s as desperate as it is persistent.


His is the racist hate that fuels fascism.

Recap of the GOP House shakeup:

Scalise is all repentant for speaking to the racists as their guest speaker. Poor guy. NOW he regrets it. Of course all that mattered at the time was the racists also supported Scalise’s agenda. He was there because of shared values and beliefs, racist or not.

After President Obama's State of the Union address this year, Grimm went into thug mode and threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after the reporter questioned him about his legal standing. Grimm also pleaded guilty in federal court last week to felony tax fraud.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Scalise claims to have no clue the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (founded by David Duke) was racist.

People that clueless should not hold office. But they agree on so many issues...

Welcome to the GOP.

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Barnie Sanders said...

First of all I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

Lets not be discouraged that Single Payer died in Vermont. I blame the Koch Brothers and Faux News for its downfall.

I want Jonathon Gruber to return the $280,000 consulting fee he got for VT Single Payer. Maybe he can send it to Ben and Jerry's for a new flavor, "Nutty Utopian Dream Crunch", which will create some new jobs.

Someday we will have the right blend of Corporatism that Dave Dubya always talks about in AmeriKa the way it is practiced in Sweden and Norway.

For 2016 we need to support Elizabeth Warren for President. I'm hoping she will start a Huey Long "Share The Wealth" type of campaign. Maybe recycle some of Williams Jennings Bryan speeches and borrow Obama's fake Greek columns for the background.

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Dumbya,
There you go again, putting words into my mouth.

I didn't as you claim say "Obama spoke with" I said Obama spoke to". Picky Picky Picky but that's how a Radical Progressive destroys the Classical Liberal, with little lies and little words.
Smear and run, right out of tax cheat the Rev Al's text book.
It is their lies that fuel their Racial Progressivism hate for any that oppose them.

Dumbya,
Do you want to stick with your claim that Scalise gave a speech to EURO?

Are you chicken to talk about race? Or are you only brave enough to play the race card and then run and hide in your basement apartment in Ann Arbor, MI?

Seems that way.

"If you think Obama is your friend, explain to me why the black employment rate hasn’t gone up, or why one of the first things Obama did when he became President was to abolish for all time the District of Columbia’s school voucher program? 214 families applied for this program, all of them black. Think before you decide what to do with your life, because you can have your own opinions, but the perception of truth is immutable.
The Left(Radical Progressives) has made clear, there is no moral truth. They deconstruct what this country is, based on what isn’t so."
http://iotwreport.com/?p=268618

P.S. De_Bloated,
It is odd how when you see with your eyes the truth, how radical Progressive Dumbya rushes in and tells you to not believe what you eyes.

BTW
Do a goggle search on Malik Zulu Shabazz and ask your self why an law respecting citizen would want to b at the same even as he?

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Confused Progressive said...

Wasn't that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd in the KKK a lot longer than David Duke?

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Never underestimate Sore Loser's ability to come up with nonsensical, irrelevent, crap when faced with facts he can't dispute.

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, we can all hear you typing your story on how great Mario was.

I have my hip waders ready, I know it is going to get real thick.

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Mario Cuomo said...

"If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation - unfairly."

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

Did the link answer your question about the map?

Yes, SoreLoser, thank you. I saw the map.

*****************************************

In other news, I see Elon Green has posted a part of his Dick Cavett interview. Cavett recalls the time he was negotiating to have Ayn Rand on his show:


GREEN: I know people say they’re inspired by great writers, but to me it’s demoralizing. Because you know, no matter how hard you try, you’re going to fall short.

CAVETT: You read it, and say, “Aw, shit.”

GREEN: I guess as long as you’ve made your peace with being a distant second, you’ll be okay.

CAVETT: Yeah, right. Another terrible thought, of course, is, “Think of all the good stuff I’m never going to read.” That’s beginning to obsess me, more and more. A friend of mine was concerned about it in high school. He went on to be a professor at Harvard. But think of all the stuff we’re never going to read. What if we were killed in a car accident? Think of what we wouldn’t have read.

GREEN: Sure, but so much of it would’ve been crap, though.

CAVETT: Oh, well, that’s so, too. You can piss away valuable hours of your life reading Ayn Rand—her wretched appeal to the young, her wretched writing, her wretched person.

She was supposed to be on my show; I was kind of sorry she wasn’t, because I was kind of laying for her. I did not succumb, as a kid, to being enthused by Ayn Rand, and that sense of power, as every kid was at one time until they outgrew it. The old bag sent over a list of fifteen conditions for appearing with me, or for appearing with anyone, I guess. One of them was, “There will be no disagreeing with Ms. Rand’s philosophy.”

GREEN: You’re kidding.

CAVETT: No! I wrote at the bottom of the list, to be sent back to her, “There will be no Ms. Rand, either.”

 
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Confused Progressive.
it is interesting that you would bring bu KKK Byrd.
Byrd never provided any corroboration for his claim to have quit the KKK.

In fact his friend and fellow Klansman Democratic Senator Theodore G. Bilbo told Meet the Press, "No man can leave the Klan. He takes an oath not to do that. Once a Ku Klux, always a Ku Klux."

The question I would then ask is, how many speeches has KKK member Byrd made to fellow Democrats? Knowing he was a member of the KKK wasn't the Democrat party racist by allowing him to run as a Democrat?

Bryd after being elected to the House ran for the Senate against Republican Senator W. Chapman Revercomb 1958. Revercomb's record supporting civil rights had become an issue, playing in Byrd's favor. IE: he won because he ran on a racist platform.

"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."
—Robert C. Byrd

Exalted Cyclops
Ku Klux Klan Chapter
Sophia, West Virginia


"Malik Zulu Shabazz
Although he's sometimes identified in the mainstream media as a mere "legal adviser" or "community organizer," Malik Shabazz is a racist black nationalist with a long, well-documented history of violently anti-Semitic remarks and accusations about the inherent evil of white people. He is also particularly skilled at orchestrating provocative protests. Ousted from the Nation of Islam after he became an embarrassment even to that hard-line group, Shabazz went on to take up the leadership of the New Black Panther Party."

Southern Poverty Law Center

 
At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Enemy of Evil said...

Sore Loser, and everyone else, knows Shabazz has nothing to do with Obama.

His hate attempts to make a connection that isn't there.

Southern Poverty Law Center has a word or two about Right Wing racist/hero Bundy, too.

Hate-filled, sniveling cowards would smear a repentant dead man.

Byrd went from being a Klansman to raising funds for the MLK memorial and supporting Obama.

"He wasn't a Klansman long enough to get his sheet broke in," said Travis Pierce, national membership director for the Ku Klux Klan, LLC, one of several groups that uses the KKK name. "It's much ado about nothing."

Byrd said. "We all make mistakes. I made a mistake when I was a young man. It's always been an albatross around my neck, joining the Ku Klux Klan."

By Byrd's account, opposing civil rights legislation in the '60s was his greatest legislative mistake, and he would say his eyes were opened later upon seeing a father unable to get water for his young son when the "colored" drinking fountain wasn't working. In his later years, he struggled to make amends and getting money to help finish the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial became a passion.

"Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable.” - Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Republican, Former Colin Powell Aide

Sore Loser needs to repent from the evils of his blind hatred and willful deceptions.

 
At 12:16 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Enemy of Evil

Dose those EVIL include racists that are not white?

Not surprisingly you missed the point. You almost sound like Dumbya, with your hate comments

Obama knew Shabazz was at the event, just as did Scalise knew EURO was at the event. Just pointing out the double standard of the Radical Progressive movement.

As for KKK Byrd, can you show when Byrd resigned from the KKK? As for not being in the KKK long, how long is ok and how long is bad?

Byrd did run against a Senate Republican supporter of Civil Rights. That was in 1958. Byrd joined the KKK in 1946. Can you shw proof that he resigned from the KKK and when?
Do you know when Byrd wrote his letter to his friend and fellow Klansman, the Democratic Senator Theodore G. Bilbo?

 
At 2:10 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I think we all just need to ignore Sore Loser.

Of course, he'll just change his name AGAIN, but his "style" is so obvious we'll know.

OH and Tom, after a re read of your "greatest hits" I feel the need to remind you that Cosby's career is "meteoric" NOW because meteors FALL.

And that sucks because I think all the accusations are BS.

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

YES SIR MR Mofart, I'm going to ignore anyone you tell me too, cause
I'm a good mind numbed democrat and I can't think for myself.

Thank goodness I have you and other Radical Progressives to do my thinking for me.

"Please Sir, may I have more?"

 
At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Chuck said...

"By Byrd's account, opposing civil rights legislation in the '60s was his greatest legislative mistake, and he would say his eyes were opened later upon seeing a father unable to get water for his young son when the "colored" drinking fountain wasn't working. In his later years, he struggled to make amends and getting money to help finish the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial became a passion."

Byrd no doubt shed a lot of crocodile tears after the broken "colored" drinking fountain incident to try to shed his racism.

And never said nigger again after the broken "colored" drinking fountain incident, at least in public.

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Isn't the faux outrage from the troll amusing in light of his own racist notion that blacks should be treated differently than whites?

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

Correction to Senator Byrd never using the word nigger after his broken "colored" drinking fountain conversion:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Robert_C._Byrd

Accusations of racism

Some conservatives contend that Byrd's opposition to President George H. W. Bush's nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991 to replace Thurgood Marshall -- making Byrd the only Senator to have opposed the nomination of both of the only two black Supreme Court justices – and Byrd's 2004 opposition to some of George W. Bush's judicial and cabinet nominees who are black, notably Federal Judge Janice Rogers Brown and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was motivated by racism. Niger Innis, a conservative Republican consultant and spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a conservative civil rights group, claimed that Byrd's hold on Rice's nomination was "racist" and said that Byrd has "black colleagues in the House and the Senate who apologize for him." [6] Byrd has not opposed other people of color that Bush has nominated in the past, voting for Secretary of Education Rod Paige and Secretary of State Colin Powell. The NAACP, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization awarded Byrd a 100% rating in its Congressional score card, based on what they consider his pro-civil rights votes. [7]

On March 4, 2001, an interview with FOX News Sunday host Tony Snow was aired. In the interview Byrd was asked about race relations: "They are much, much better than they've ever been in my lifetime," Byrd said. "I think we talk about race too much. I think those problems are largely behind us ... I just think we talk so much about it that we help to create somewhat of an illusion. I think we try to have good will. My old mom told me, 'Robert, you can't go to heaven if you hate anybody.' We practice that. There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much."[8]

When asked about it, Byrd apologized for the language: " 'I apologize for the characterization I used on this program,' he said. 'The phrase dates back to my boyhood and has no place in today's society. [...] 'In my attempt to articulate strongly held feelings, I may have offended people.' "

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

In a March 4, 2001 interview with Tony Snow, Byrd said of race relations:
They're much, much better than they've ever been in my lifetime ... I think we talk about race too much. I think those problems are largely behind us ... I just think we talk so much about it that we help to create somewhat of an illusion. I think we try to have good will. My old mom told me, 'Robert, you can't go to heaven if you hate anybody.' We practice that. There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time, if you want to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much.[64]

Byrd's use of the term "white nigger" created immediate controversy. When asked about it, Byrd responded,
I apologize for the characterization I used on this program ... The phrase dates back to my boyhood and has no place in today's society ... In my attempt to articulate strongly held feelings, I may have offended people.[64]




Byrd used the term "white nigger" on Fox News! I guess the former KKK recruiter felt right at home with the KKK Fox Network.

Just imagine if Robert Byrd had been named Trent Lott, and was a member of the GOP instead of the Democrat party. The media firestorm that would have erupted would have forced Trent to resign immediately after the "white nigger" comment.

It is amazing that people defend Byrd and his "St Paul conversion" after the broken "colored" drinking fountain.

Thanks Dave Dubya for your blind defense of Byrd. Liberal kool-aid is your favorite drink. The more you like at the details of Byrd's life, the more you realize what an ass he was and what hypocrites the Democratic Party are.

No doubt Tom will create a new post real soon.

 
At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

Quote of the day:

"Confederate flags are great for when you don't feel like asking whether or not someone finished high school." - Chris Rock

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

Dave Dubya, AmeriKa's undisputed smartest underachiver and AmeriKa's smartest prison guard:
"By Byrd's account, opposing civil rights legislation in the '60s was his greatest legislative mistake, and he would say his eyes were opened later upon seeing a father unable to get water for his young son when the "colored" drinking fountain wasn't working. In his later years, he struggled to make amends and getting money to help finish the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial became a passion."


Dave, can you show me some links to Robert Byrd's "passion" in getting a Memorial for MLK to atone for the sins of his KKK past?

I can only find that he proposed an additional $10 million in federal funding for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. That sure is a lot of "passion" to propose a bill to spend $10 million in federal funding LOL. How much personal money, rather than other people's money did Byrd donate for the project?

I see that the project was started long ago, that it cost a total of about $120 million. $108 million was from private donations and $10 million in federal funding.
Read "Project History" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr._Memorial

Robert Byrd had little to do with getting the MLK Memorial created in Washington DC. LOL on "getting money to help finish the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial".

Dave, once again you distort facts and are being called for BULL SHIT!

Liberal kool-aid sure tastes sweet, doesn't it?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10 million in federal funding for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., remarking that, "With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently."[63]

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Hate destroys the soul, Chuckie. Real Christians are taught forgiveness.

WASHINGTON, DC -- On behalf of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. we wish to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd.
In June 2005, Senator Byrd was instrumental in securing federal funding to help build the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Senator Byrd once commented that he came to understand and believe that Dr. King’s dream was the American dream.
We at the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will always remember the important contribution Senator Byrd made to the building of this historic memorial in the true spirit of equality for all Americans.
Harry E. Johnson, Sr.
President & CEO


http://www.kintera.org/site/c.hkIUL9MVJxE/b.1190613/k.5EE9/History_of_the_Memorial.htm

When will you repent and let go of your hate?

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Chuck said...

In June 2005, Senator Byrd was instrumental in securing federal funding to help build the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Senator Byrd once commented that he came to understand and believe that Dr. King’s dream was the American dream.

The total project cost $120 million, $108 million was PRIVATE funding. Without the "instrumental" $10 million in Federal Funding, the project would not have been completed?

BULL SHIT!

And Bull shit on Robert Byrd's "passion" on the memorial.

There is no hate. You are a master of lies, distortion and deflection and are being called out on it.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

As expected, we see Sore Chuckie chooses to cling to his anger, wilfull ignorance and hate

 
At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Tyrone Witherspoons said...

Damn Chuck,

You really spanked Dave Dubya!

When that guy is in the house, you better put on your hip waders, since the bull shit is gonna get real thick.

He sounds like a radical black muslim to me, and no doubt follows that Zulu, Malik Shabazz. Just Say'n.

 
At 4:57 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Say Dumbya, you any proof of KKK Byrd sending the King family condolences after Martin was murdered?

"Isn't the faux outrage from the troll amusing in light of his own racist notion that blacks should be treated differently than whites?"

Sounds like you are again Affirmative Action there Dumbya.
Or do you believe other races should be treated the same as blacks?

Anyone one to guess what Dumbya's gonna do next?
Change the subject.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Poor little troll has gone schizo again. His imaginary friends are back.

 
At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Capitalist Pig said...

Finding Cuomo accomplishments are like finding Hillary Clinton accomplishments & Bigfoot sightings.

Rumors, old fables, some eyewitness accounts but usually by those tainted with an agenda, a few grainy videos where if you really use your imagination you might be able to make one out, some footprint trails but they usually grow cold or end with some ambiguity attached.

But always hope..........................hope for what is never exactly clear.

 
At 10:15 PM, Blogger Harley A. said...

I don't see the point, guys.

Lots of Republicans and Democrats alike don't agree on all points with other members of their party. E.g. - Republicans TEND to be "pro-life", but some are much softer and even overtly "pro-choice".

Proving that one member of a party had a particular belief system doesn't say much of anything really, especially when it comes to Civil Rights and the southern Democrats of the 60's. The brand of racism that existed in Dixie at that time is different from what existed elsewhere in the states - and really from what generally exists today, I believe.


I'm from the deep south. The town I'm from didn't celebrate the 4th of July until after WWII... UNTIL AFTER WWII!! Really sort of unbelievable, but it is true. If you wanted to be elected to office, you ran Democrat back in the day.

Interestingly (and not well understood) is that the Civil War, much like most wars, was not nearly as popular amongst the poor and "yeoman" classes as it was the monied elite. It was started over slavery, yes, but it was about base greed. The rampant racism following it was as much a result of many years of hate-fueled propaganda and baiting of ignorant people. The poverty that resulted from the aftermath was blamed on the black man and he was cast as the enemy of the white man and a scourge of humanity. The illegitimate slave-based economy and the eventual Reconstruction Era led to a political and humanitarian disaster and the effects lasted for generations, ingrained racism being one. In reality, as much or more effort and energy was needed post-war to rebuild the culture, but the country was war-worn and frankly the north despised the south based on the experience. The south was essentially allowed to overtly despise US law. Unfortunately, the freedmen were left very vulnerable. The atrocities that were allowed to occur strengthened (almost affirming in a way) the growing racial hate. To an arrogant & proud culture that had been humbled in an extreme way, the black man was the easiest scapegoat. To be honest, that culture needed to be completed squelched and alternative economies and ways of life built.

It is interesting to consider if other methods that are common today (like economic sanctions) would have been less bloody and more effective to stop the atrocity. There was so much sentiment (even in the south) rising against slavery.

All this to say, racism in America is a complex and manifold issue. A cultural "reaping what you sow".



Recommended read: The State of Jones by Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer. It's a good read and a fascinating story.

I hear there may be a movie in the works based on this book. I always thought it would make a good movie.

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

More new names from SL to ignore.

It IS fun to see him WHINE and cry though.

 
At 3:16 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Mofart, Dumbya,
Put up or shut up.

Did KKK Byrd send the King family a note of condolences after the murder of MLK?

"Isn't the faux outrage from the troll amusing in light of his own racist notion that blacks should be treated differently than whites?"

Sounds like you are against Affirmative Action there Dumbya.
Or do you believe other races should be treated the same as blacks?

Or I guess you could play the race card.



 
At 4:36 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sore Loser,

WHO ARE YOUR CONGRESSMEN?

Put up or shut up.

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Mofart,

Why would you want to know my Congressmen?

In other news, Radical Progressives can not find evidence of when KKK Byrd left the Klan or if after MLK was murdered if he sent the King family his condolences.
Sigh.

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Sore Asshole is as ignorant as he is hateful.

He wants to accuse a dead man for not leaving the Klan.

The burden of proof is on him.

We provide evidence his hate cannot accept:

We at the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will always remember the important contribution Senator Byrd made to the building of this historic memorial in the true spirit of equality for all Americans.
Harry E. Johnson, Sr.
President & CEO

http://www.kintera.org/site/c.hkIUL9MVJxE/b.1190613/k.5EE9/History_of_the_Memorial.htm

Truly a sore loser AND complete asshole.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sore Loser, until you answer my question I will not answer any of yours. besides, who cares about what went on 75 years ago? Byrd would be a Republican today, as are all the southern "Dixicrats" since Johnson signed the Civil Rights act of 1964. There is more to hostory than the "McNuggets" you cherry pick to further your agenda.

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Caprice said...

Sore Loser, I noticed you linked to Lucianne.com. She's quite a character; are sites like hers where you get your information and opinions?

Here's some background on her:

"During the 1972 presidential campaign, she joined the press corps covering Democratic candidate George McGovern claiming to be a reporter for the Women's News Service, though she was on leave of absence from that position. In actuality, Goldberg was being paid $1000 a week - $5638 in today’s dollars - to spy on McGovern and those traveling with him on the campaign’s planes. When recruited, she was told U.S. President Nixon himself had approved the spying, which was to include traditional political intelligence and information on personal habits: "'They were looking for really dirty stuff,' [she] said. 'Who was sleeping with whom, what the secret service men were doing with the stewardesses, who was smoking pot on the plane - that sort of thing. I was told to send it all along.'" Goldberg's role as a reporter-spy came to light in the Watergate hearings that led to the resignation of Nixon."

 
At 5:18 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

" besides, who cares about what went on 75 years ago?"

Mofart 1/4/2015

Caprice, Yup almost as bad as Obama adviser on race issues The Rev Al owing the taxpayers $4 million in back taxes..


"He wants to accuse a dead man for not leaving the Klan"

Dumbya, you talking about the members of the Democrat party from the south, like Al Gore Senior? Or just those who left the party and joined the GOP?

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Meanwhile back in the present:

“I don’t know if it’s fair to Scalise or not fair to Scalise, but associating with David Duke is grossly unwise. Everyone knows who David Duke is. I realized this was 12 years ago. But if you want to send a message to the American people, the Republicans and Democrats, this would have been the opportunity to say he should step aside, whether it’s fair or not, and send a message that we’re not going to have this distraction, we really do want to have everybody on board.”

Greta Van Susteran

 
At 2:18 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

"Ahh Mozart, Mitch McConnell is in the Senate, not the Congress."

---Anonymous (Sore Loser)

With statements like this can ANYONE take the LOSER seriously?

When he tells us who his congressmen are, I'll consider answering some of his ridiculous inane questions.

 
At 12:53 PM, Anonymous sore losser said...

Mofart,
Why do you want know who are my Congressmen?

Dumbya, back to today?
Sure,
Presidential adviser on race, The Rev Al who owes over $4 million to the IRS that no one takes serious except Obama?
Yeah, let's not talk about the KKK root's in the Democrat party.
Let's not talk about the not racist comments from Sheila Jackson Lee or Maxine Waters.
Let's not talk about the driving force behind the"black lives matter movement" the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Let's not talk about the destruction of the classic liberalism by Radical Progressive movement started with President Wilson.
Let's ignore Obama's speech at an event attended by the leader of the New Black Panthers.
Let's not talk about the highest number of Americans not in the work force or the highest number of Americans receiving govt aid, AFTER those in the military and on SS in our history. (I believe this is called Hope and Change)
Let's focus on today, something that took place 12 years ago, that has ZERO impact on today. Because it's all the Radical Progressives have to offer today. Because it is another race card they can play.

Is what was said in the speech the problem, or who heard the speech the problem?

I guess my comments are just another example of how my hate fuels my fascism?

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

No, Sore "Losser" we don't want to talk about any of those things because they are irrelevent and most have been debunked already. For example, the KKK hasn't been a "Democrat" thing for decades.


And since Anonymous (Sore LOSER) demanded to know who MY congressmen were, I simply aske him (you) to answer the same question.

Of course you refused to answer, probably because you don't know and are too stupid to look it up.

But what do you expect from someone who didn't know that the Senate was part of congress?

When you grow up enough to answer other peoples simple questins, I might consider answering some more of yours.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Mozart,

The troll thinks mentioning a Republican speaking at a racist meeting is “playing the race card”…

…And these are NOT “playing the race card”.

Presidential adviser on race, The Rev Al who owes over $4 million to the IRS that no one takes serious except Obama?
Yeah, let's not talk about the KKK root's in the Democrat party.
Let's not talk about the not racist comments from Sheila Jackson Lee or Maxine Waters.
Let's not talk about the driving force behind the"black lives matter movement" the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Let's ignore Obama's speech at an event attended by the leader of the New Black Panthers.


Understand? LOL!

Neither does he, but understanding is not his forte.

Ask a Klansman if he is racist and he will deny it. Just like Sore Asshole.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

And talk about "Strange bedfellows", the last couple Cowboy games I notice NJ Gov. Chris Christie sucking up to big money Jerry Jones. He even shared a VERY awkward "hug" after the Cowboys were handed a win by the officials last night.

How about that? A gov from a state made up of Giants and Eagles fans sucking up to the arch rival Cowgirls.

I guess Christie will do anything for money.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Mozart,
Nothing sends a tingle up Republicans' legs like winning by cheating.

I hear one or more of the officials were buddies of Jones.

Everybody but FOX News saw pass interference, even Troy Aikman.

Christie just lost primaries in New York, New Jersey and Michigan too.

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

"No, Sore "Losser" we don't want to talk about any of those things because they are irrelevent and most have been debunked already."

Says who?
Dumbya?
Well then it just has to be the truth! Right.

Dumbya, your names says it all.
You and your fellow Radical Progressives are wetting your bed in excitement of a speech made 12 years by a Republican,
BUT
don't want to focus on the more recent events listed below. Or maybe cant.

"Presidential adviser on race, The Rev Al who owes over $4 million to the IRS that no one takes serious except Obama?
Yeah, let's not talk about the KKK root's in the Democrat party.
Let's not talk about the not racist comments from Sheila Jackson Lee or Maxine Waters.
Let's not talk about the driving force behind the"black lives matter movement" the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Let's ignore Obama's speech at an event attended by the leader of the New Black Panthers."

Mofart,
Still would like to know why I should tell you who are my congresspersons. Is it some Radical Progressive fetish of yours?
Can you explain? Maybe there is a 12 step program that can help you.

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

And there he goes, playing his racist cards again. He has a real obsession/problem with blacks. Only the Black Republicans seem to not upset him. I bet if one switched parties he'd find a way to hate him.

 
At 8:49 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Dumbya,

You are getting close to the truth, classic liberals do not upset me, regardless of race.

Keep trying.

 
At 11:59 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Latest actions by Radical Progressives, shut down the opposition.

Why?

Because the information posted on a website exposed their plans to their "comrades". The exact word used by #blackbrunch in their memo.
Is this current enough for you Mofart? It is less than 75 years ago.

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sore "Losser", under the name "Anonymous" you asked who MY congressmen were and I told you straight away. (Don't even act like that wasn't you.) You however, have avoided answering ANY questions. Whenever you have been proven wrong you change the subject and then bring up some obscure, usually decades old item that you THINK is an issue with Dems.

And I can't find anything other than ultra right wing sites that say Sharpton is the "official" ANYTHING in the Obama administration.

He had a meeting with Obama over Ferguson MO, but he's not working for the White House, just like Obama wasn't speaking TO "The New Black Panthers" just because ONE PERSON from that group (radically different from the original) showed up at a speech.

You REALLY need to stop letting Glenn Beck do your thinking for you.

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Presidential adviser on race, The Rev Al who owes over $4 million to the IRS that no one takes serious except Obama?
Yeah, let's not talk about the KKK root's in the Democrat party.
Let's not talk about the not racist comments from Sheila Jackson Lee or Maxine Waters.
Let's not talk about the driving force behind the"black lives matter movement" the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Let's ignore Obama's speech at an event attended by the leader of the New Black Panthers.

Hope you find a 12 step program you are comfortable with soon, as your obsession with any one posting as anonymous and their congresspersons is really a sign of some mental disorder.

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger Harley A. said...

Is too...

No it isn't...

Is too...

No it isn't...

Is too...

No it isn't...

Is too...

No it isn't...


Summary of this thread.

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Harley

Give me examples where compromising with the Radical Progressives has worked, where not confronting them has stopped their march to fundamentally change America, better still where they have a made a deal and have kept it?

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

As is Sore Loser's (Anonymous) obsession with Obama and "progressives".

Tell us Sore Loser(Anonymous,)Do you have a poster of Obama on your bedroom ceiling? ;)

ANd Harley, your summary is accurate as Sore Loser (Anonymous) refuses to admit he's been shot down over and over.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Oh, oh. Harley has been targeted for inquisition.

I wonder who the "radical progressives" are. They haven't been in power since...when, exactly? Perhaps since the successful and overwhelmingly popular, and mainstream, Social Security, Medicare and unemployment compensation "destroyed" America.

I wonder if Bernie Sanders counts.

Since he questions the secret corporate-written Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, he must be a commie.

In corporations we trust. In banks we trust. Believe, or be called a commie.

 
At 6:07 PM, Anonymous sore loser said...

Dumbya, Mofart,

Give me examples where compromising with the Radical Progressives has worked, where not confronting them has stopped their march to fundamentally change America, better still where they have a made a deal and have kept it?

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

As long as we're demanding answers:

Give me examples where compromising with the radical, corporatist, neo-con Right has worked, where not confronting them has stopped their march to fundamentally change America, better still where they have a made a deal and have kept it?

Here's how the radical right have fundamentally changed America.

Now we let corporations write the laws of our land through trade agreements.

Now we torture, imprison without charges, start wars based on falsehoods, and spy on Americans without warrants.

Blame liberals, right?

Why has "trickle down" economics trickled up?

Where were those ties between Saddam and al-Qaeda?

Whatever happened to those aluminum tubes we were told were for a "nukular" weapons program?

What "nukular" weapons program was found in Iraq?

What chemical weapons program was found in Iraq?

Where are those terrible Iraqi "drones" we were warned about?

What did Republicans do to prevent the financial collapse of 2008?

What did Republicans do to aid in the slow recovery?

What magic cure for the plight of average Americans are the Republicans going to bring, along with all that "freedom" we were promised?

What is one successful (for the American people) act of governing by the Right

Where is one case of the Right acting in the interests of anybody but the wealthy?

Do women have more, of less, rights after Republicans take over state governments?

(Governor 'Ultrasound" has been sentenced to two years in prison.)


 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Harley A. said...

SL -

Was a little joke... not aimed at your ideology.

 

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