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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: 9,268

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

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:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/01/17/congress-passes-socialized-medicine-and-mandates-health-insurance-in-1798/

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.

Attn. Wa. state photogs and birders

Location: Veterans hospital at American Lake, Lakewood Wa.
What: Eagles....lots of eagles.
There is at least one nest likely more on the waterfront on the hospital grounds. Today, in a ten minute period, I witnessed a half dozen or more eagles cavorting around me...some were as close as ....well I heard the wind in their feathers let's put it that way. nuff said.
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