HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Mira » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 96 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Thu Oct 21, 2004, 06:06 PM
Number of posts: 17,749

Journal Archives

Cartoon: The last campaign ad ever by Mark Fiori (we have not heard from him in a while)


Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you and me. Financial contributions from individual voters is being eclipsed by the big bucks pouring in from far fewer big-money sources.

As the most expensive midterm election in history, dark money from shadowy sources is also climbing. When nearly a billion dollars poured in from pop-up 501(c)4s and Super PACs, the advertising and attacks got meaner and more repellant. No wonder people feel like checking out from the whole process. (Don’t take my word for it, ask any random person on the street what they think of politics.)

With fewer voters and more money pumped into the election, it’s not too surprising that that some dinosaur politicians are resurgent. Why not take it to the extreme and just get rid of the voters thanks to the Last Campaign Ad Ever? Seems like something the Brothers Koch could get behind! Take a deeper dive into the links behind this cartoon here and be sure to like, comment and share!

Obama Orders Two-Year Supply of Crossword Puzzles is revealed by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that he wanted the remainder of his second term to be as active as possible, President Obama announced on Friday that he had ordered a two-year supply of crossword puzzles.

In signing an executive order for the puzzles, which range in difficulty from medium to advanced, the President laid out an ambitious plan to complete as many as thirty of them a day, for a total of ten thousand by the time he leaves the White House, in January, 2017The President said that he hoped that Republicans in Congress would support his plan for the puzzles, but added, “I don’t need their support. All I need is a pen.”

Obama’s executive order for the puzzles comes on the heels of another ambitious plan, announced by the President on Thursday, to watch all five seasons of “The Wire.”


Louie Gohmert Hints at Challenging Boehner For House Speaker. I say: " OH YES, please!"

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has dropped a tantalizing hint that he's interested in taking over the pivotal position of House Speaker from John Boehner next year.

Asked Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV whether he thought Boehner, an Ohio Republican, will retain his powerful seat on Capitol Hill, Gohmert replied: "It's never over till it's over."

First of all I wish this would come to pass because I am in need of laughs as this goes down and passes on. Not that I am in any way impressed with Boehner who dwells on the floor of my admiration scale, but Gohmert is below the floor looking through the cracks.

Let’s clue in Stephen Colbert about Gohmert’s intention and let the comedy begin.

Refresh your memory, and get a good laugh at what Stephen Colbert did to Gohmert a couple of weeks ago, or see it for the first time.


Remember Remember - another fifth of November. Listen to this again

Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

It's from the first ever "Newsroom" - yes it's an actor, and yes they are Aaron Sorkin's lines - but it's awe-fully true and spectacularly delivered.
If you have not seen it be patient till they finally break down the actor (Jeff Daniels) to give his opinion.

Mike Minter in Texas. A Profile in Courage. Congressional Democratic Candidate. AWESOME Video/info


This short documentary profiles Mike Minter, an underfunded Democrat who seeks election against a Republican incumbent in one of the most conservative districts of Texas.

Video by Marco Ricci on Publish Date November 2, 2014.

Stephen Colbert and George Takei on the mid-term elections. Great and important work!

Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait!Shock at my table/ NC

I have, after the time of the Uniter not the divider one Republican friend left.
In the past, distant though it seems, I not always knew the Politics of my friends, but that has drastically changed in the last decade or so, and my one Republican friend and I have left it at agreeing to disagree in principle and that we would not discuss Politics ever or the damage her only TV channel, Foxx youknowwhat does to her, but I was given permission to send her things to read without comment, and an answer was not expected (and never came).

A large American flag flies at the entrance of the condo. I always resent her having stolen MY flag to make HER point. Her neighbors are also Republican, many more flags, and I know they party and get together and are of one political mindset.

She was at my dinner table tonight.
We - 7 of us - had a lovely time discussing many different things until she dinged her wine glass and asked for our attention:

"I'm in a group tonight where I know I am not going to be chastized for what I am about to tell you. But for reasons all of you are clear on and I am beginning to see the light about I have early voted for Kay Hagan.
My first vote of my life that was not Republican

That's all folks.
Kay Hagan will win NC

Trees - and if you would please tell me which you like. I want to enter a learning curve :)

I’ve not had the time to be very active here, I could only be very sporadic, but I’m roaring back.
In the last week I dusted off my secondary camera (Sony Alpha 500) because the primary one (Sony Alpha 65) is getting repaired and now that I finished a huge job and have time again I took about 400 photos in a week. Pretty natural in the glorious and flaming Indian Summer in the South.

So, if you’ll still have me, I’ll be around again, participating.

These I took this afternoon, stopped at the side of the road, it’s in town, near a library and a school.
Which do you like best, if any.

Elon College is not just a four letter word in the crossword puzzles. Here it gives NC H*O*P*E


This is a new poll
wish I knew how to post the chart directly.
It shows how Kay Hagan is moving up very nicely.

Obama Urged to Apologize for Anti-Fear Remark By Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama is coming under increasing pressure to apologize for a controversial remark that he made on Tuesday, in which he said that the nation’s Ebola policy should be based on facts rather than fear.

While the anti-fear tenor of Mr. Obama’s comment was offensive enough to some, the President made matters worse by suggesting that science would play the leading role in guiding the nation’s Ebola protocols—a role that many Americans believe should be played by fear.

Across the country, Democratic candidates have sought to distance themselves from the President’s incendiary statement, especially in states like North Carolina, where science and facts have record-low approval ratings.
Carol Foyler, a Democratic consultant in Colorado, said that she was “smacking my head” at the President’s divisive comment.

“He’s unpopular enough as it is,” she said. “Aligning yourself with science and facts is a surefire way to alienate millions of Americans.”

Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 96 Next »