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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 23,382

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MaddowBlog: Ivy League educated Cruz' big blunder on the meaning of Green Eggs and Ham

Benen is brilliant as always:

For those who can't watch clips online, the far-right Texan read "Green Eggs and Ham" with great earnestness from the Senate floor. (He can't hold a handle to the Rev. Jesse Jackson's version, but let's put that aside for now.) Cruz continued to reference the book after having put it down, insisting it "has some applicability, as curious as it may sound, to the Obamacare debate."

He added, "The difference with green eggs and ham -- when Americans tried it, they discovered they did not like green eggs and ham, and they did not like Obamacare, either. They did not like Obamacare in a box, with a fox, in a house, or with a mouse."

There is, however, a small problem with Cruz's choice of literary references: he apparently didn't understand the story.

In "Green Eggs and Ham," our protagonist thinks he dislikes food he hasn't tried. By the end, the character discovers green eggs and ham really aren't so bad after all. Indeed, he comes to regret criticizing something he didn't fully understand, and ends up celebrating the very thing he'd complained about so bitterly.

Cruz thinks this "has some applicability, as curious as it may sound, to the Obamacare debate"? What a coincidence; I think it has some applicability, too.

Bill Maher on Twitter Trolls

As I wrote on my FB page, this is so true. I think anonymous social media and commenting allows everyone to let their ID loose. Every ugly, nasty, ignorant and violent thought that comes to peoples minds they feel entitled to hurl at people if they can be anonymous on the internet. It's really an interesting phenomenon. I was surprised the first time I got a death threat. Now they make me laugh. I grade them for originality.

You may remember her iconic pro-Occupy photo. She is now in hospice. Stephanie Sautter

She has been my Facebook friend ever since the photo came out and now Stephanie Sautter is in the final stages of her fight against breast cancer.

She had to delay treatment until she was accepted by Medi-Cal for low income folks.

I just saw her Facebook post about being in hospice and I am pretty upset.

Please join me in wishing a peaceful and pain-free passing over for Stephanie.

I'm going to try and keep my updates up about once a week for everybody. I'm on hospice now at my mom's house, am very tired. These meds I'm on I can barely keep my eyes open to read of all things, so I sleep a lot. I think I'm finally settling into some form of groove. I love you all so much, thank you for all the love, support and energy healings your blasting me with... I am receiving them, no doubt. Lots of beautiful words you've sent me, thank you! At some point when I am no longer able to write updates - I;ll have my mom bust in on a few for me. She's also promised to let you all know when I crossover as well. Any Ideas where I should throw my ashes? She keeps asking me, I have no idea, but am open to just about anywhere. One Love, Event in Process!


Reminder: Koch Brothers Exposed Full Movie

I know this has been talked about here on DU before, but in light of the whackjob two anti-Affordable Care Act videos released by the Koch brothers funded "Generational Opportunity" organization, it might be a good time to remind everyone you know who these folks are who funded this organization.

Making his Fourth Appearance on Making Sense with Steve Leser, The Rude Pundit this Week...

... joins us to talk about the Republicans' budget extortion and that creepy new Republican ad targeting the Affordable Care Act


If you had the chance to say something directly to Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04), one of the

cosponsors of the new bill to defund The ACA aka "Obamacare" that could cause the government to be shut down, what would you say or ask?

I am going to be speaking to him about his bill on Saturday morning, the conversation to be played on my show on Sunday and Monday

Last three weeks shows had great guests discussing Syria, Alan Grayson, PJ Crowley, Pat Buchanan

Over the last three weeks I’ve had some great guests on my show “Making Sense with Steve Leser” See below for the guests and topics and a links to the shows.

Sept 2, 2013 - Congressman Alan Grayson on Syria http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/leser/20130902.html

Sept 9, 2013 - Former Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley on Syria http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/leser/20130909.html (Note 5 min and 55 secs of Commercials before show start)

Sept 16, 2013 - Patrick Buchanan on Syria! Top FBI Special Agent on Bin Laden Investigation Group Jack Cloonan discusses the FBI’s fight against Al Qaeda from 1996-2002 http://kcaaradio.celestrion.net/kcaa-podcasts/leser/20130916.html (Note 5 min and 20 secs of Commercials before show start)

Next week we will have Congresswoman Linda Sánchez topic TBA

If the NRA ran the Tobacco Industry, the Solution to Lung Cancer would be... MORE CIGARETTES!

Edited to add, courtesy of Ed Schultz' Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151258073545326&set=a.10150356196100326.350866.31709165325&type=1&theater

Republicans are now working to address those ethnicities they haven't pissed off yet...

Republicans are now trying to figure out which ethnicities they haven't pissed off yet and are working to make those mad at them too. They are now insulting the First Indian American Miss America as "Not representing America's values" All I can say is, Americans with ancestry in the subcontinent, we Democrats DO think you represent America's values. Welcome to the Democratic Party, the party of diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

Thank you Skinner. Apologia for homophobic bigotry should not be tolerated.


See responses by that person in this OP: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023667312
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