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Some of the pro-gun people on here make the place look like Free Republic. Not good.

I made the mistake of responding to a couple of posts yesterday and everyone of my posts was responded back to with more pro-gun blather. It really looks like Free Republic people talking points. I don't want to discuss guns here. I am talking about the people. They are always jumping for a fight - just like Free Republic. They are 2nd Amendment lunatics - just like Free Republic. They are angry - just like Free Republic.

They use their knowledge in firearms to look like they are knowledgeable about social issues, which is no measure. They use the forum to post about their knowledge about firearms and/or the fact that they carry a concealed weapon as if they are trying to impress someone, (I am not impressed).

They post like they have an agenda which does not conform to the general DU posting requirements in our rules section. But they get away with it.

I wish someone would come up with a way to rid the forum of these people.

I hope these posts is not deleted. If it is I will re-write it and post it again differently.

GOP Rep. blames gun violence on "Welfare moms" and them "frauding" disability for their kids.


Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), the fifth-ranking House Republican, laid the blame for gun violence at the feet of an unusual suspect: the children of “welfare moms” who commit fraud.

In a meeting with constituents earlier this month in Oklahoma City, a woman asked the GOP congressman what he was doing to combat all the children who were committing gun violence because they were high on psychotropic drugs. Lankford replied that he “agree with that” and then went on to blame Social Security disability fraud for the rash of gun violence around the country. “Quite frankly some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits,” Lankford said:

CONSTITUENT: My question is regarding the guns and is Washington at all aware of the psychotropic drugs that these children are taking? I guarantee it 100 percent that’s our big problem.

LANKFORD: I agree with that. I think there’s a bunch of issues that, quite frankly, most liberals are afraid to talk about. Where are we on all those psychiatric drugs? We’ve overmedicated kids. Quite frankly some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check. That is wrong on every single level. Not only is it fraudulent to the government, but it also tells a kid with great potential, “don’t try because you’re disabled.”

A quote from Marianne Williamson that I think belongs on this board

Cynicism is just an excuse for not helping.

Marianne Williamson

Unbelievable ad by Christian right against contraceptives

Are there any anti-virus programs on the net? I have windows defender running

but my HP "assistant" says I am in "danger" because I have no anti-virus running. The last anti-virus I had was Norton and when I had that I got this terrible virus that knocked out my entire network. So now I have the free McAcfee site warning system and I don't go where it tells me not to go and I run Super Anti-spyware pretty much every other day and I get a ton of spy ware and even some trojans and malaware. I also run ComboFix and I still don't know how it works but I assume it takes off viruses because the guy who I paid to fix my computer used it, (and tried to hide the name from me).

So do I need another anti-virus? I would have to disable it every time I ran the anti-spyware I think. Right now my computer is/was running funny but we'll see since I just un and re-installed my dear HP "assistant".

Crazy business owner is threatening to fire the first bullet if Obama uses executive priledge.

I saw this first on FB but it was taken down. I think someone got a hold of it and put it back up or he edited it and put it back up, (was said on one of the comments). Either way I think it is a viable threat.

Does anyone know if this is true. I've checked fact check, Politifact and Snoops and come up with

nothing. But it also seems to only show up on very conservative news sources. This was from the protests when Michigan slipped through the right to work law. I know there were other things made up. Now someone has just posted this to my FB page and I was trying to check it out but I can't find a reliable website to substantiate it.

Anyone know?

Clint Tarver’s hot dog cart, which he has operated since 1996, is another casualty of the union protest against the right-to-work law. Union members destroyed the cart and called Tarver an “Uncle Tom,” among other racist epithets, for serving right-to-work proponents.

After destroying the Americans for Prosperity tent, where Tarver was catering hotdogs, the mob turned there attention to the hot dog cart.

“Early today, Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol,” a blog post associated with a fundraiser to restore the hot dog cart explains. “‘It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began.”

When attacking the cart, the people were “yelling N*gger & Uncle Tom,” according to Michigan Republican State Committee member Nick Hawatmeh. Hawatmeh took a photo of the attack that you can see here.

According to the fundraising blog post, Tarver says (through his wife) that “the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to be political; he was just there to serve.”


Scott Lively, "Kill the Gays" Uganda started trail for crimes against humanity yesterday!


On Monday, Scott Lively will tell a federal court why he supports Uganda's extreme persecution of gays and lesbians.

The U.S. evangelist and anti-gay crusader's trial begins Jan. 7 in Massachusetts. Lively is being sued for crimes against humanity by the organization Sexual Minorities of Uganda, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).

From CCR website:

"The suit alleges that Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in a conspiracy to strip away fundamental rights from LGBT persons constitutes persecution. This is the first known Alien Tort Statute (ATS) case seeking accountability for persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

The ATS allows suits to be brought to American courts by non-U.S. citizens who claim to be victims of violations of international law (such as crimes against humanity) perpetrated outside the U.S.

Much more at link:

This is an racist TV show. Please sign the petition to stop it. "All my Babies' Mamas"


Oxygen Media and DiGa Vision: Cancel Shawty Lo's "All My Babies' Mamas," a show that stereotypes and demeans black children, mothers and dads!


This is not just an attack on African-American parents and children....but ALL PARENTS AND CHILDREN!

As dysfunctional and violent as so-called reality shows are, could you ever imagine a one hour spectacle where 11 children are forced to witness their 10 unwed mothers clamor for financial support, emotional attention and sexual reward from Shawty-Lo, the apathetic ‘father’?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, known for violent programming targeting young women with stereotypical images, would consider the embarrassment that these children will experience, being used as entertainment?

Could you imagine that Oxygen Media, would use a slur against mothers, fathers and children and entitle this debacle, “All My Babies’ Mamas”? Cori Abraham, Oxygen Media, Senior Vice President of Development wrote in a press release: “…..over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about….leaving the man of the house to split his affection multiple ways while trying to create order… but sharing your man with several opinionated women is bound to create issues.”

Tragically, this day has come.

And it is these children...our children who will hold all of us accountable by allowing them to be exploited, internationally, in this manner. Our children will suffer from these negativity and for someone like you standing up for them and saying:


What You Can Do?

I'm finally coming to the conclusion, or accepting that my mother is bipolar and I have been

affected by it my whole life. I have a worse case than her and her mother had a worse case than both of us, (although she refused to be treated so who knows). But my contentious relationship with my mother I always blamed on myself and now I am thinking about not doing that so much anymore.

She can be so mean and she can yell and talk over you and she won't listen to a word you have to say. She lost a family business, (an apartment complex) because she did not have flood insurance on it when Sandy hit. She says it is an act of God. I say it is bad management. But I do not throw it up in her face although this place was supposed to be in a trust for me and my brother and especially for me since I have been on disability because of my bipolar for years.

So anyway she lists the land with a realtor and 2 weeks later gets a private bid for literally 57% of the asking price and she accepts it. So I fucking freak out. She just says she wants to be rid of it. She wants to "retire", (as if it is that much work anyway, I managed the place for 10 years, it is not that much work).

So anyway no matter what I say it doesn't matter. She listens to nothing. So I wait until she is in church, (she is down in FL now because she spends her winters here.....yet she must retire from the job that she doesn't do 9 months out of the year), and I go into her house and take all the papers so she can't go through with it.

So of course she comes over to my house screaming and then she calls the fucking cops on me! I had previously told her if she was going to continue to scream like that then she had to get out of my house so I heard her saying she was going to call the cops so I just shut my shades and locked the doors and didn't answer. This I don't know how I will ever forgive her for. I just want her to listen to me!!!!!

So now it is Christmas and I have spent the whole day alone. I could have gone to this clubhouse I go to for breakfast but I didn't feel like it. I have been crying on and off all day. I read online one specialist say that a diagnosis of bipolar comes when you have one manic episode. Well she has admitted to one episode, when she was in NJ when I wasn't around she told me she got manic. I remember she was not sleeping and she had a fight with someone working at the apartments. That's all I know. I'm sure there is more to the story.

So yes I am crazy but my mother is crazy too. And damn it I am tired of taking the blame for fucking everything. I am tired of being the only black sheep in a family of black sheep!

What the Hell do I do now?
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