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very liberal and progressive

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To CNN, NBC, ABC, CBC and MSNBC - your financials are suffering you're laying people off

Try to connect some dots. People no longer watch programs that are right-wing, present single points of view, leave out progressives, and are insults to our collective intelligence.

All your numbers are showing this. Stop trying to be faux. You will only lose more audience, more money, and hurt the country in the process.

In the meantime, the best wealthy connected progressives can do is start a non-profit news organization that will be a valid go-to source for all of us. Huffington Post is my go-to site several times a day. An organization not owned by AOL could quickly became a destination for millions of people wanting unbiased reporting.

in a gun lover's view - most people who know me would say i'm objective

facts are my concern is to reduce the number of people killed and massacred with guns. Maybe that's unobjective to you.

Gun lover's argue to keep their guns and everyone else's guns and much like the tobacco companies and climate change deniers throw confusion on the subject so that nothing constructive is done about that.

if you want to talk about objectivity - I can draft a paper arguing the benefits and weaknesses of loose gun controls.

How many gun lovers can argue about the benefits of gun control.

those are facts and I'm sure you'll have some unobjective answer.

What does the Second Amendment apply to?

Should babies be given guns as soon as they are born? Be sleeping with them as is the right of every person according to interpretations of the 2nd amendment?

Surely all people, whether they are violent criminals, should have the right to bear arms?

In fact, what about criminals in prison? Where does it say in the amendment that they should not have them?

Also, shouldn't gun companies be forced to give guns away so that the right to bear arms is not infringed?

I think the NRA and their supporters have a lot of work to do.

Repugs commonly preface their arguments with - I'm not a scientist, but ....

ever notice how repugs preface all their arguments and actions with 'I'm not a scientist' or 'a doctor' or a 'soldier'. Then they proceed to not only give an opinion but lobby or change laws in support of their opinion. We have to realize the repug-inism is a dangerous type of thinking for this country and the world. These are their code words for passing policies that are beneficial to them at the expense of everyone else.

Coupled with the repug way of never accepting responsibility (e.g. cheney and the networks blaming Obama for Iraq), never remembering what they said (e.g. Rumsfeld on how easy Iraq would be to control post-invasion), willing to lie and cheat (e.g. stopping the count of actual votes and stealing a Federal election from the rightful winner Al Gore), and talking Religion but not actually practicing the message (e.g. how many Repugs believe in 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' and helping the poor), we need to GOTV, focus on taking back institutions like the Supreme Court and putting in a true media establishment - and passing universal health care.

We need to stop thinking the repugs will ever play fair or do what's right for the country. it's all about what they want and what they want to keep from other's in the country.


Decided to renew my Democratic Underground membership

feels good. If you're not a member, you should join up. This site is a great resource for all of us and it feels right to financially support it.

look what happened to an armed shopper when he confronted the killers

from the Huffington Post,

" According to police, Walmart shopper Robert Wilcox, 31, was carrying a concealed weapon and confronted Jerad Miller. Wilcox was apparently unaware of Amanda Miller and when he walked by her to confront her husband, she shot him in the rib area."

I side with the Democrats most of the time

85% Democrats on economic, domestic policy, social, environmental, healthcare, immigration, and science issues

81% Green Party on domestic policy, economic, environmental, healthcare, science, social, and immigration issues

55% Socialist on immigration and healthcare issues

23% Republicans no major issues

11% Libertarian

Democrats are NOT responsible for the shutdown - don't listen to media lies

enough of this 'enough blame to go around' crap or 'let's not play the blame game'.

repugs demanded that their points be accepted or the government is shutdown. The President cannot accept this situation and what is to stop the repugs from dismantling everything they don't like in future discussions by using the same threat?

the repugs are completely to blame. can you imagine what fox news would be saying if democrats had done this to bush or a future repug president?

actually 'no'

I do not want to ban all guns, but I do want reasonable controls to eliminate misuse. I do want to ban weapons that are used in a lot of homicides and massacres - sort of like how the insurance industry requires higher premiums for 'red' colored sports cars.

however, I see the pro-gun crowd throw obstacles in the way such as:
1. focusing on trivial technical details
2. focusing on grammar
3. focusing on a subsection of a sentence in the second amendment
4. taking a page from climate deniers and cherry picking events
5. ignoring facts they don't want to believe
6. saying stupid things like 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' when people use guns to kill people. the bigger the gun, the faster the shooting, the more people that can be killed by the weapon
7. name calling
8. when all arguments fail, go back to point 3.
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