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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:22 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Won't Somebody Think Of The Top 1%?



Republicans Essentially Vote to Double Interest on Student Loans

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Won't Somebody Think Of The Top 1%? (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #1
Whoopdedoo Jul 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #6
Stuart G Jul 2013 #18
boilerbabe Jul 2013 #33
hibbing Jul 2013 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #9
thelordofhell Jul 2013 #20
Incitatus Jul 2013 #27
Coyotl Jul 2013 #2
AtheistCrusader Jul 2013 #3
boilerbabe Jul 2013 #35
ctsnowman Jul 2013 #4
oldandhappy Jul 2013 #7
VWolf Jul 2013 #12
oldandhappy Jul 2013 #24
kentauros Jul 2013 #39
oldandhappy Jul 2013 #41
Bill USA Jul 2013 #29
gristy Jul 2013 #10
kentauros Jul 2013 #40
SunSeeker Jul 2013 #11
heaven05 Jul 2013 #13
Initech Jul 2013 #14
another_liberal Jul 2013 #15
boilerbabe Jul 2013 #36
another_liberal Jul 2013 #37
dickthegrouch Jul 2013 #16
Stuart G Jul 2013 #17
Hubert Flottz Jul 2013 #19
Octafish Jul 2013 #22
santamargarita Jul 2013 #21
jtuck004 Jul 2013 #23
Berlum Jul 2013 #25
felix_numinous Jul 2013 #26
Bill USA Jul 2013 #28
rhett o rick Jul 2013 #30
Kennah Jul 2013 #31
Martin Eden Jul 2013 #32
Midnight Writer Jul 2013 #34
blkmusclmachine Jul 2013 #38

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:26 AM

1. The Republicans are a bunch of sick fucks! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:00 PM

5. I visit DU just about every day

I rarely comment because someone else has already expressed what I had in mind. But you deserve a thumbs up even though you expressed exactly what I thought. These fuck Republicans just alienated an entire generation of young students with loans to repay. Stupid mean spirited spiritually bereft assholes also works for me in describing them.

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Response to Whoopdedoo (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:04 PM

6. Thank you! I appreciate your very kind comments.

I also like the way you describe them.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:40 PM

18. "sick fucks", "spiritually bereft assholes". both got it... all students..ought to know this..

If all students knew this..it would end Republicans for ever...
...all..means all.......... ...and thank you for expressing my views too....

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 12:44 AM

33. Students were once the vanguard of many major changes

For good or ill, depending. I am an older person that got my AA degree online and I didn't know that one could even get am interest rate of3! I'm paying between 6.5 & 6.8 % depending on which ones were "subsidized" or not. They split it all up into like 5 loans. THEN I get this email from Sallie Mae to apply to consolidate, so I go, "yay" let's simplify this making 3 payments for a ONE college I attended! Much confusion ensued where on of my loans got dropped out of the autopayment thing. Since it was always a major pain to get on their website (change your password 10 times, none of them work, but you can't use any similar ones to the previous 8)

Off that subject, and I'm no economist, but the community college system in CA is/or was the best investment in the people EVER.

Anyways, ending Repugs forever might not solve the problem, though to me, they are a big prob (when are they going to stop acting like little kids that got their asses kicked at pin the tail on the donkey in 5th grade??)

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:17 PM

8. such language

Blush...hehe

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Response to hibbing (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:25 PM

9. I'm sorry, my dear hibbing!

But I get really angry when I see what those people are doing.

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Response to hibbing (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 02:05 PM

20. I know.....right??

Using the word "Republicans"......it's just wrong




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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 07:55 PM

27. +1

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:29 AM

2. Just part of the Republican War on Education?

We wouldn't want more people to have access to knowledge

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:33 AM

3. Irony, since the Stafford Loan is named after a Republican Senator.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 12:52 AM

35. True

And Nixon started the EPA (though maybe under some pressure) Many years ago Dems were the racist Jim Crow status quo...looking like a lot of fresh veneer being applied to both parties now

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:58 AM

4. K & R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. I am scheduling a .001 percent of a nano-second

to sob for the 1%. Yes, they do deserve at least that much!

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:35 PM

12. 10 femtoseconds? Still too much for me. n/t

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Response to VWolf (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 05:17 PM

24. LOL Is that a real word? femtoseconds? I did not know!!

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:51 AM

39. Yep! Metric prefix.

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

But we all need a few sextillionth/zepto-seconds in our lives, too

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Response to kentauros (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:22 AM

41. ha! Cool

I never thot about the really little ones. Thanks.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 08:06 PM

29. that's about how much time the GOP Toadies of M$M will devote to this obscene behavior .. but then

is such repugnant behavior on the part of the GOP news? Still, the M$M sycophants are disgustingly accommodative to the GOP slime-balls. The word 'filibuster' has not been mentioned on M$M (except possibly by a guest on a show) since Obama won the White House.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:31 PM

10. this is consistent with the GOP's anti-education stance

They don't want the government to have anything to do with education.

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Response to gristy (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 08:53 AM

40. Actually, you have a more factual sentence after just the first five words:

"They don't want the government."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:32 PM

11. Most of the MSM reported it as "Congress" failing to pass it.

They didn't even say there was a filibuster, let alone blame it on the Republicans. I recall CBS saying it failed due to a "procedural rule requiring 60 votes." God forbid they should use the "f" word.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:47 PM

13. keep

up the good work rethugs. You'll sink us all sooner or later.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:10 PM

14. Damn them to hell!!!

The republicans do not represent us. They represent a criminally insane news network that has way too much power and the rich criminals who continue to rob us stupid. They must be stopped!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:14 PM

15. Most people who vote Republican . . .

I'm pretty sure that most people who actually vote Republican have never seen the inside of a college classroom, and they resent anyone who has managed to earn a degree of some kind. This sort of political stunt is right in line with their childish desire to, "Stick it to those big shot, educated liberals."

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 01:09 AM

36. Maybe so!

I have seen the inside of a college classroom, and somehow managed to finally get a degree (online due to working full-time). The cost of higher education has become ridiculous!! I wish that everyone that desires to further their education could do so for free. I pay some fairly high property taxes for education, though I have no kids. I see it as an investment in the future, just as there were probably single people contributing to my education all those years ago.

I also have a "beef" regarding middle aged people that missed out on going to college (or trade school). We work full time, or lost our jobs and can't afford to go to school. It sure is all about the money

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Response to boilerbabe (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:25 AM

37. In most truly civilized countries . . .

Education is relatively free in most truly civilized countries. They see education as one of their most important investments, not as an opportunity for bankers and financiers to milk families and the younger generation. We need to be more like them.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:34 PM

16. Needs to be remembered for the next election cycles

Good Advertisement fodder here.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:37 PM

17. K and R nt. thanks to EarlG... for posting

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 01:52 PM

19. Think back just as hard as you can think...

When was the last time, the republicans did anything good for anyone in the USA, besides the wealthy or themselves?

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 03:00 PM

22. There's a winning national campaign slogan.

"When was the last time the GOP did anything good for anyone besides the rich?"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 02:46 PM

21. Health care and education should be totally free for all.

It's the Republican/one percent that want the dumbing down of America.
Roll back the Regan tax cuts!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 04:48 PM

23. Traitors, terrorists, greedy capitalist Republicans and those who adopt

their positions because they say it's the only way to get anything done.

I swear I can't tell the difference. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 05:29 PM

25. Ptoooey

Republicans against Americans

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 06:13 PM

26. They're going for the youth vote

who are against affordable college and want to work flipping burgers or in a sweat shop rest of their life.

They aren't even pretending to care anymore, which is pretty disturbing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

28. Repugnance in the extreme.



recommended.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 08:07 PM

30. And Sen Reid just smiled thinking, "nice they blame the Republicans. I could have fixed that

filibuster thing but why? I carry water for the same 1% that the Republicans do."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:48 PM

31. I really need to learn to control my thoughts ...

... because it seems like any time I muse, "There's no way the GOP can go lower, right?" they seem to read my mind and prove me wrong.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:52 PM

32. The Repukes are just doing their job ...

... serving their masters, who put them in office.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 12:44 AM

34. Just saw this reported on Fox News

Democrats fail to reduce student loan rates. It was presented this way on the bottom of the screen. So stop blaming Republicans for their filibuster, OK?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 06:35 AM

38. The GOPee is insane.

Why do we always have to be so goddamn bi-partisany with these freaks?

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