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Name: chris chick
Gender: Male
Hometown: Between Mt. Rainier and McKenna Wa.
Home country: Gone, eaten by corporate deviltude!
Current location: I am right here! (location subject to change depending on the weather).
Member since: Thu May 19, 2005, 07:43 PM
Number of posts: 9,391

About Me

I am a fulltime chaperone to an aging pit-bull. She loves pigs-ears purchased from Stewerts Meat Market, long walks anywhere, feeding time and tummy rubs. We both enjoy disc golf, (golf with baskets instead of holes and fancy frisbees instead of golf balls), but for entirely different reasons. Fortunately for all she never acquired a taste for frisbees but she is a sucker for thrown rope-toys and balls. Her goal in life is to see an end to the nuisance that causes some toys to squeak when pressed by her chaperone. After the squeak has been eliminated, the toy is safe to be played with by anyone else because regardless of price it holds no further interest for her. Lastly: that is my real last name! I can get away with calling myself a card carrying chick and often get a chuckle out of folks when I do that.

Journal Archives

What on earth is all the hullabaloo over gums?

Gums. Have you noticed that lately everyone is talking about gums? Some people like their gums some people hate their gums.........some people hate gums so much they want to have all gums banned! I know!!! Don't they know that without gums peoples teeth will fall right out of their heads?

Now I (chknltl) like oatmeal, just as much as the next guy.... actually I like my oatmeal with milk and sugar and a little butter and blueberries....not too much butter and you have to drop the blueberries on top making a smiley face before you put on the milk, that is how my grandmother, (grandma chknltl) used to make it... then she would let me add the sugar but she would always stop me after the sixth teaspoon....I guess sugar must have been pretty expensive back in her day.

So I asked myself, "Chknltl, what side of the gums issue do you fall on?" After a lot of thought I decided that I like my gums and wish to continue my decades long relationship with them.

So I wish to announce here in the DU lounge, a place which accepts us unconditionally--- (but not freepers and haters of any creatures we chose as companions) (well except for sea urchins, what kind of a person has a pet sea urchin? I mean you can't teach one to fetch, it just sits there all prickly and stuff waiting for you to reach out and touch it and then WHAMO you get a handful of sea urchin puncture marks which can get an infection that oozes puss and then the neighbor kids will chase you around with baseball bats and a chainsaw thinking that the Zombie Apocalypse has started....no, trust me, (chknltl), you don't want to get a pet sea urchin) --- I want you all to know that chknltl is a supporter of gums rights, I...... am a gumnut.

If anyone should ask me, "So chknltl, which side of the gums issue do side with?" I will say with no shame, CHKNLTL SUPPORTS THE RIGHT TO CHEWS!

Now I, (chknltl), know that you, (not chknltl) may have a different opinion on gums than I, (c), have. I can accept that. It's a big planet and you can get off of it. If all you anti-gumnuts would please leave, (take your pet sea urchins with you too), there would be less unemployment, world peas and everyone will be much happier.

Thank you. This is chknltl and this is my contribution toward more peas on earth.

Ps.: Please do not confuse us gumnuts with the berries in the photo below which are also gumnuts but with no teeth.

Wi. starts burning ballots July 23rd

Important on edit:
Because of an error in interpretation my op is false. There is no real evidence that Wisconsin is about to burn these ballots. Fellow DUer dragonlady discovered the mistake and helped me to understand what happened, (see posts below from dragonlady).
Instead of deleting this whole thread, I chose to leave it up, first because it still is useful to alert DUers as to what is going on in Wisconsin, (except for the ballot burning), and second ....well I did chose to act the part of chicken little. So read on knowing that no evil doers are about to burn any evidence. Thanks and sorry for running around here with my feathers on fire.

(please bear with me, posting and researching via this smart phone severely handicaps my efforts....the link I add below is one I can not even read with this phone. Hopefully it is THE link relevant to this post.)

We were all here bitterly disappointed with the results of the recent election in Wisconsin. So were her citizens. Despite the exit poll data showing a 50/50 split, the returns gave a sizeable win to the Governor, Scott Walker. A group of citizens in Racine county thinking something was amiss asked for and were granted permission to inspect the data for their precinct. They compared the paper ballots to numbers on the tabulators. They found discrepancies....lots of them. Oddly enough, in each case those discrepancies favored the Governor.

The accounting continued, sponsored primarily by Wisconsin Wave. Little by little this story began to leak out to the nation. Brad Friedman and Thom Hartmann have done stories on this topic. There are threads here in the DU and elsewhere (Daily Kos for one example) on this as well.

Imho. This story needed legs. I have no doubt that for the good citizens of Wisconsin, their voice in their government was overridden by those who do not believe in democracy. To what degree were those votes changed? Well it is likely that we shall never know. On Monday, July 23 the powers that be in Wisconsin will be burning the evidence, the paper ballots. This burning is not illegal, they are allowed to do so.

I know this isn't a big story here....Baingaite was the biggest story throughout the week. When first this story came to my attention late last week I wrote about it here and urged our fellow DUers to help Wisconsin Wave however they could. In my view this should have been bigger but alas it never grew legs. For those of you who went to the Wisconsin Wave link and rendered what assistance you could, thank you.


Hey Mitt:

The efforts by Wisconsin Wave starting to leak out to us....

Thom Hartman did a piece that got my attention, other DUers are starting to talk about this. From what I understand, Wisconsin Wave may indeed have the ability to blow that election wide open if given the chance. Imo, If Wisconsin Wave is able to illuminate the election fraud we all suspect happened, the news could become something the MSM is unable to ignore.

I am strongly of the opinion that the biggest threat to our nation's democracy is the ELECTION FRAUD perpetrated by the gop. We here at the DU are well aware of these tactics but the rest of the electorate knows little if anything about this crime.

A single vote deliberately misplaced means so little in the bigger scheme of things but thousands, tens of thousands and nationally millions of votes, deliberately messed with would be an outrage to every single American voter.

Most within the electorate have heard bits or pieces of the gop election fraud, we all watched our televisions as the hanging chads were carefully scrutinized. It is highly likely, for most of the citizenry that is their only exposure to what really went on in Florida. What went on in the rest of that election, and elections after is not something most of our electorate took a careful look at. (courtesy of the mainstream media)

If only the electorate could see what the gop is doing, they would be screaming bloody murder right now and this issue should blow up bigger than baingate with the MSM. Our Democrats in Congress would be hardpressed by the electorate to investigate.....

I believe Wisconsin, specifically WISCONSIN WAVE could be the key to getting the gop election fraud going on nationwide out into the electorate's focus. We DUers can help by pushing this story right now. Talking,online, it is what we do best, bump this story, keep it updated, spread the word. Baingait is out there doing its thing on its own, the big DU can chew and walk at the same time. Let us watch mitt squirm while we pivot our focus: On Wisconsin.

If what I heard on Thom Hartman is accurate, the gop is about to burn those paper ballots from your election Wisconsin, thereby removing the lions share of the evidence to their crime. From what I understand there is still a precious little slice of time for Wisconsin Wave to gain access to those paper ballots.

Those of us who are just figuring out what is going on, must get this story out NOW!

Click the link, learn what our fellow Americans are doing, spread the word, join the fight.


Check out this Will Rogers quote:

"Sure must be a great consolation to the poor people who lost their stock in the late crash to know that it has fallen in the hands of Mr. Rockefeller, who will take care of it and see it has a good home and never be allowed to wander around unprotected again. There is one rule that works in every calamity. Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it. " (WR.)

THE nail?

Is THIS the reason Mitt doesn't want his tax info out there?


We have long known about the GOP tactics of ELECTION FRAUD and VOTER PURGING. This done under the guise of VOTER FRAUD. These are three different things that we here in the DU dearly wished to see discussed by the electorate. If Brad Friedman is right in his analysis, Mitt Romney may have committed actual VOTER FRAUD and this may be the very thing to get the public's attention.

Gods be praised!

Thought we were gonna have to thumb wrestle over my lil dumplingness Dr. Ruth. Julia Child, now there's a woman, I have heard she can cook too! Nice choice. I didn't see anything in the rules about us dropping in on a second historic figure....and this time travel wasn't specific about exactly when we were to do these deeds....so with scant moments on the draft clock....

For 2012, coach chknltl chooses the Seattle Seahawks SEAGALS!

Now before you smack your head with your hand and ask, WTF, we needed a frontlinesman or a pass-rusher, let me explain.

I have been a Seahawks fan since Jack Patera and Jim Zorn ran things. Now some folks may be superstitious when it comes to sports but that's just not my bag. Nope, I don't have a special hat that I wear every Sunday, nor do I do some silly ritual before each game.

That said, there is one inescapable coincidence that I suffer through for each game the Seahawks lose. Absolutely speaking, each and every loss since the team first got started occurs after this event happens to me. It can't be chalked up to coincidence now can it?

Ok so now you are wondering what this all has to do with the Hawks cheerleader squad.. Good question. Ok, here is where things get very strange: Every loss that the Seahawks have EVER had came exactly one day after I did not get lucky with a Seahawks cheerleader! I know!!!..... What are the odds! For this reason, and solely because I am a Seahawks fan, I choose the entire Seattle Seahawks SEAGALS Cheerleading Squad as my second choice in order to help my team get more wins.

Ok now that that is taken care of back to Dr.... Ruth..listen up Ruthie my little turtledove ..repeat after me: vuh-gine-uh, vuh-gine-uh....no not penis, the public does not want to hear you use that word EVER. Just use the word vagina in every other sentence and things will be just fine...trust me.

The enemy of my enemy...maybe an unseen blessing?

Since Citizens United came out we on the left have been outraged. Many of us even here have called for the impeachment of Justice Roberts. After his historic vote on the Affordable Health Care program, we on the left and those who stand to benefit from it are not feeling so bad about our Chief Justice. (No, I have not heard anyone around here sing his praises either but you know what I mean)

On the other hand, those on the right, the teiabagger, the fox news indoctrinated, and those who call themselves conservative feel supremely betrayed. Thom Hartman speculates that this latest decision will replace Roe v Wade as a new rally point for these members of our electorate. The focus of the right's hate is one Chief Justice Roberts. Go look for yourself, right now he is a modern Benedict Arnold in their eyes some saying his decision equal to treason.

So all speculation aside as to why Justice Roberts did what he did, he is still the driving force behind one of the two worst Supreme Court decisions ever. (There was that other horrible decision regarding people being property prior to the Civil War you may recall). Do you REALLY think Chief Justice Roberts is undergoing some kind morality reversal-that he somehow developed a newfound love for We The People? I don't. I think he still serves corporate masters, I think the citizenry of this nation regardless of race, religion or political position mean nothing to him.

May I suggest, now is as good as it gets to start a groundswell movement calling on our government-(that is IF it is still OUR government), to bring about the impeachment of Chief Justice Roberts. You already know about the tenacity, the ferocity and the willingness of the masses on the right to get behind something and PUSH! Even though our reasons for doing this may differ, I believe that our joined forces-our joined voices-a true WE THE PEOPLES movement can make this thing happen.

Our government would be put into a position of doing the will of its citizenry or face a truly enraged electorat-one with but one mission, the replacement of that government! And if such a thing as I have just imagined were to occur, what great united endeavours could this new found partnership accomplish afterwards? Maybe resolve our election fraud problem, maybe accomplish campaign finance reform, how about stop a war and bring our fellow citizens home.

I guess what I am trying to point out is that we on the left want to take back our government, those on the right want to take back our government. Our government is being taken over by the corporatists. So....want to keep trying to take it back from those corporatists with our woefully unequal funds and with HALF OF THE ELECTORATE?

Look, I am tired of this fight, a fight that many here in the DU say we have already lost. I still have faith, faith in the system our founding fathers set up. Things don't really seem to be getting any better in this country. Frankly, since impeachment got taken off the table, I have lost a lot of faith in my Democratic leadership. That said, I still have faith in our democracy, but as someone else once said, "A house divided.... "
Well that's my rant, thanks.

Congress passes healthcare insurance mandate ......in 1798

Please forgive me if this was already posted. I heard about this on the Thom Hartman show yesterday and thought to share the link here.

From Forbes magazine:

In July of 1798, Congress passed –and President John Adams signed - “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

Keep in mind that the 5th Congress did not really need to struggle over the intentions of the drafters of the Constitutions in creating this Act as many of its members were the drafters of the Constitution. "

Much more at:


My message to those who get their news from the fox

You who choose to bury your head in the sand....
Present your ass to the world!
Furthermore, from that position,
You can have no idea
Who is really screwing you.
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