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I wouldn't be surprised if Steve King thinks that

putting Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar would somehow undermine property rights because she helped bought-and-paid-for slaves escape to freedom.

One of the purposes of government is to promote general prosperity

One of my beefs with the Chavez-ista regime in Venezuela is that it has failed what I strongly believe is one of the major roles of government: to promote general prosperity. The Chavez regime failed to create a healthy private sector or run its state-owned businesses properly, triggering inflation, capital flight, uncertainty, unemployment and poverty.

This is not to trash socialism as an ideal or as practice. There are some government-run enterprises here and there around the planet, some of which generate positive returns for their citizens. But economically healthy socialist states also have healthy private economic sectors, too. Sadly, Venezuela lacks both and is unlikely to acquire either as long as the current party continues to run it.

That won't stop the Bernie fan-boys and fan-girls

That won't stop some of Bernie's fan-boys and fan-girls from making T O S complaints. I had a couple of my post hidden because some indignant little dear thought my swipes at the Republicans actually referred to them.

For the benefit of Bernie's fan-base, when I call a certain political faction a Gathering Of Psychotics, I am making a word-play mocking the Republican Party calling themselves the Grand Old Party. GOP. Gathering Of Psychotics. There isn't ANYTHING about Senator Sanders and his followers UNLESS YOU PUT IT THERE WITH YOUR OWN MINDS. I was referring to the REPUBLICANS.

Get it?

Geez, I hope so.

From A Very Conservative Paper Of Record To another Right-Wing Scuzz-bucket

The Wall Street Journal has been prancing through the daisies on the road to journalistic perdition well before Rupert Murdoch took it over. Paul Krugman delivered an on-time, on-target salvo.

Brett Stephens, you don't work for a reputable publication; you work for a publication that turned to blatant partisan w###### decades ago, and you're being called out for it.

Count your blessings, bub. At least it ain't physical. No post-liberation head-shaving, no scarlet "A."



What, All The Republican Voters Are Going To Vote For Trump?

What, all the Republicans who have ( and ought to) reservations about Trump's economic and foreign policy proposals are going to dutifully line up and vote for him?

And The majority of AA and Latino voters are going to become Trimpsters too, especially as the racist dog whistles go audible?

Sorry, I don't buy that.

The right-wing hate machine was already active before the fall 2008 campaign started. I doubt anything close to a plurality of the folks who listen to RW talk radio or read Breibart would vote for Team Donkey even if Bernie Sanders got annointed in public by G*d's holy angels and Old Testament prophets.

I think Hillary has a shot of capturing a lot of the Republican vote, that portion that is eclipsed in GOP primaries by the nutcases but still has tangential connections with sanity.

For Once I Concurr With The Donald

For once I concur with the Donald. The WSJ probably DOES hate him.

My personal politics are probably far enough right to incite Bernistas to label me a Jesse Helms Republican (And I admit I like Hillary and think her proposals are more achievable than the honorable senator from Vermont's), but nevertheless I came to the conclusion decades ago that the Wall Street Journal's editorial page was rank propaganda, and not even informed opinion. Even BEFORE the WSJ was taken over by Rupert Murdoch, I had come to believe that the whacko-bird mindset of the editorial pages was seeping onto the accuracy and reliability of what was printed on the WSJ's news pages like what flows from a bank of plugged toilets at sold-out football stadium.

Marco Rubio Reminds Me Of A Bible Misquote

Marco Rubio reminds me of a Bible Mis-quote: "Old wine in new skins."


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And not the good stuff either!

Guns On Airplanes

Whenever I read about some gunhugger making noises about his/her right to carry, or even worse, use his/her piece to play Matt Dillon and uphold law & order on a commercial airliner, I remember the time I mentioned the idea to an acquaintance of mine.

The guy was and still is far right, ex-military, probably thinks Marco Rubio is a liberal pussyfooter, but he'd spent years as a military test pilot and he knew airplanes.

Despite the fact that I tried as hard as I could to say the idea of the "good gun" on an aircraft certainly wasn't MY idea and that I knew better, I won't soon forget the look on his face as he lowered his estimate of my IQ eighty points for thinking something that stupid.

Unlike little pols like Rubio, I remember when

Unlike little pols like Marco Rubio, I remember when supporting women's reproductive health was a non-partisan matter, and support came from BOTH parties.

It makes me angry that religious zealots and opportunistic, mendacious little pandering politicians have decided that women should be deprived of access to reproductive and pre-natal care because a coterie of fanatics wishes to punish women for being poor or for having sex for pleasure.

Supporting public health should be a bi-partisan no-brainer, and sacking politicians and hacks who put public health at risk is the civic duty of every American of voting age.
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