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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:46 AM

What are we going to say to scare right-wingers next?


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Make Puerto Rico and DC the 51st and 52nd states
18 (38%)
Change the slogan on our coins to: Everybody should have one house before anybody has two
3 (6%)
I know a dude from Zaire who would make a good president in 2016
2 (4%)
Let's pass the ERA now
10 (21%)
Make De Colores the national anthem
1 (2%)
Where are all those swampy alligator-infested re-education camps we were talking about?
1 (2%)
It's time to nationalize everybody's toothbrushes
0 (0%)
Real patriots want to get rid of the Patriot Act
5 (10%)
Make Cherokee our official language!
5 (10%)
Other
3 (6%)
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Reply What are we going to say to scare right-wingers next? (Original post)
struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
Fearless Nov 2012 #1
danielledimitra Nov 2012 #2
rightsideout Nov 2012 #3
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #4
adieu Nov 2012 #5
rateyes Nov 2012 #6
CheapShotArtist Nov 2012 #7
6502 Nov 2012 #11
TexasTowelie Nov 2012 #8
JHB Nov 2012 #9
jmowreader Nov 2012 #10
Freddie Nov 2012 #12
Angleae Nov 2012 #13
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #14
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #15
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #16
jeff47 Nov 2012 #17
jeff47 Nov 2012 #18
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #19
flamingdem Nov 2012 #20
johnp3907 Nov 2012 #21

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:50 AM

1. ERA. One can hope right?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:58 AM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:03 AM

3. Voting for DC

Since I live in the DC suburbs, I know the Republicans don't like the idea of DC statehood. Every time the issue comes up, the Republicans tear the idea down. DC citizens do get to vote in the election and get 3 electoral votes but they have no voting representation in Congress. Eleanor Holmes Norton is the DC Representative but she gets no votes but can serve on committees.

We've been trying to get President Obama to put the "Taxation without Representation" DC tag on the presidential limo like Clinton did but so far no luck.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:07 AM

4. Don't have to say a thing. Reality is scary enough for those that ignore its existence.

And it usually bites one that ignores it in the ass, sooner more than later.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:32 AM

5. Wanda Sykes for President, 2016!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:03 AM

6. Other: Repeal...

the 22nd Amendment!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:12 AM

7. 1. 10th Amendment repeal.

2. Federal legalization of marijuana and gay marriage.
3. Defense cuts.
4. Removal of "In God We Trust" from dollar bills.
5. Universal health care.
6. A return to Eisenhower tax rates on the upper class.
7. A law introduced that prohibits lying on cable news.
8. A ban on gun sales to mentally-unstable people and people who have a history of gun violence.
9. Publicly-funded elections.
10. 40 acres and a mule.
11. Outlawing of gerrymandering.
12. Jetson cars.

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Response to CheapShotArtist (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:05 AM

11. Nobody with kids want their kids to do drugs...

... so #2 just ain't going to happen.
(sorry, I can't find a soften the blow smily... )

But if you get #5, I can tell you from my experience with National Heal Insurance over here in Japan (yeah... it's totally the best kept secret): no matter what ails you (and I mean anything) you can get a prescription AND the doctor to go with it:

(1) There is a doctor to go to (any one you choose) and the visits are mad cheap... like McD's Big Mac Super Size, Fries and Coke cheap. We're talking 1-3 Happy Meals cheap!!! I totally freaked out when I first got here and paid like $15 for a doctors visit after an accident (really bad) with X-rays. They didn't even bother to call some kind of insurance company... or even the National office... they just sent me into their own X-ray room and took all the pictures they needs. After that, daily rehabilitation visits cost only 1 Happy Meal -- yes, you did not imaging that.
(2) I have bad asthma and other breathing issues... all of my meds are like 3 Happy Meals cheap per month.
(3) A friend of mine (you'll see him described below) sadly suffers from depression and insomnia. His meds in the US would go for $600/month. Here: $50.
(4) I had to go to the hospital... my asthma in combination with catching something horrible had me near going into pnemonia: hospital out-patient visits with the full meds and hours of IVs: $75.
(5) Anxiety: I don't know the price, but it has to be about 4 Happy Meals here.
(6) Problems with eating? You don't need weed to get the munchies. They have meds of various kinds to encourage a person to eat based on what the root cause is. And they are mad cheap. (As fat as I am, I was loosing weight due to getting sick... I literally just couldn't bring myself to eat... I was loosing weight at an unhealthy rate and was getting sicker due to lack of proper nutrition getting in... I literally could only stand water at the time. So, the doctor prescribed something that only cost like $20.).
(7) Pains: painkillers cost as much as 2 Happy Meals.

Damn... you know, I can measure things in Happy Meals because after I got better from that #6, I was on a total food rampage. I'm totally fat again.

Anyway, the list goes on and on.

So, for everything outside of getting high, your covered.

Heck, if you pay for extra insurance coverage, really tough things like cancer and heart attacks can get special attention. (Even that insurance is cheaper over here...)

So, sorry... #2 Legalizing weed... not happening.
But #5, that is a winner that gets you everything else you need.

And as much as I'd like to collect on #10...
... for entirely different reasons, I am confident that no one would support #10 either.

Funny, I was explaining to a friend over here in Japan what the phrase "40 acres and a mule" means just a couple of days ago. He found how that story ends so sad.


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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:37 AM

8. Selected the first option,

but wouldn't mind seeing Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Northern Marianis may get statehood also to further tilt the balance to the Democrats.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:38 AM

9. "The Rapture happened in 1997, and was covered up by the government...

..because so few people were actually Saved. Pray all you want, you've been Left Behind just like the rest of us damned."

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:42 AM

10. We're reinstating Carter's tax rates!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:17 AM

12. It's past time for the ERA

I think we're beyond Phyllis Schlafly and her threat of unisex bathrooms.
And add one more sentence: a woman has the irrevocable final decision on whether, when and how many children she shall choose to bear.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:23 AM

13. Outlaw christianity.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:30 AM

14. A national ban on Cheeto's.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:53 AM

15. I say the wars on Christmas and Easter aren't eniugh. Let's start a war on Sunday. nt

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:28 AM

16. Next two Supreme Court Justices ... Bill and Hillary Clinton

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:58 AM

17. Other: "We aren't coming for your guns. Really." (nt)

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. Also, DC already has electoral votes, so statehood wouldn't change that.

Puerto Rico would probably get about 7 electoral votes (it has a little more people than Connecticut, which has 5 house districts + 2 senators)

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:14 AM

19. My "other": The new verifiable voting machines will use open-source software.

Also, we're taking steps to eliminate the long lines to vote.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:17 AM

20. Karl Marx birthday will be declared a national holiday!

And .. medicare eligibility will be reduced to 55

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:18 AM

21. other:

"Soon you'll be pressing 2 for English."

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