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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 09:44 AM
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Obama Pledges $700 Billion Bailout of VA

Obama Pledges $700 Billion Bailout of VA

President Barack Obama has called for a $700 billion bailout of the Veterans Administration in response to a growing scandal over veteran abuse and mismanagement at its hospital system.

In a press conference this morning, the president said he was “furious and upset” over revelations that officials at a Phoenix VA hospital covered up the long list of veterans waiting to receive treatment, 40 of whom may have died as a result. Twenty-six hospitals and facilities where similar claims have been reported are now being investigated.

“What we have seen here is mismanagement at the top levels," Obama said. "Abuse, incompetence, and a lack of strict oversight has been going on for years at the VA, and it has ruined people’s lives and forever shaken the American people’s confidence in an important institution.

"That’s why I believe the correct course of action is to have Congress authorize a $700 billion bailout of the VA, so we can bandage up this problem and get the ship back on course.


Thank God that our President is going to bat for our veterans! This bailout will make a huge difference in many lives.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed May 28, 2014, 11:29 PM (2 replies)

Suppose an outside group wanted to render DU ineffective

As we move towards the 2014 and 2016 elections, what if Republicans or Third-Wayers wanted to neutralize DU as an active, motivated hotbed of FDR Liberalism.

What strategy might they employ?

What should we look out for?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed May 28, 2014, 02:23 PM (122 replies)

Sick and twisted stuff ******* Trigger Warning **********

I just visited the Reddit MRA group to see what's up. It's bad, bad.

Have people actually gone to the site? Unless you're easily shocked, I suggest you see what's up for yourself, hearing about it second hand doesn't really capture the thing.

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue May 27, 2014, 11:28 PM (19 replies)

Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

If it plays in Peoria...

York: Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a publicity tour for her new campaign-style book, “A Fighting Chance.” As she talks to the press, Warren is repeating previous statements that she will not run for president in 2016. But her denials aren’t really denials, and her party’s unique presidential circumstances give Warren plenty of room to run. Judging by what she has said publicly, there’s no reason to rule out a Warren candidacy.

First, the non-denial denials. Recently ABC’s David Muir asked Warren, “Are you going to run for president?” Warren’s response was, “I’m not running for president.”

That’s the oldest lawyerly evasion in the book. Warren, a former law professor, did not say, “I am not going to run for president.” Instead, she said she is “not running,” which could, in some sense, be true when she spoke the words but no longer true by, say, later this year.

...

The bottom line is that Warren’s statements are entirely consistent with someone who is planning to announce a presidential candidacy later this year. Maybe she will, maybe she won’t. But she ruled nothing out.



Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140526/Opinion/140529468#ixzz32wArwwGk
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue May 27, 2014, 01:17 PM (3 replies)

A well regulated Militia,

being necessary to the security of a free State, etc.

Meh... I guess we're all just an Army of One these days.

Go guns!
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon May 26, 2014, 10:29 PM (65 replies)

"You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things"

You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.
― 14th Dalai Lama
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun May 25, 2014, 03:05 PM (21 replies)

A message for the 99% and friends:

We may sometimes disagree with one-another, even viciously, but can we try to educate each other instead of going to war over every perceived slight?



There are people who are truly at war with us, trying to pick the remaining flesh from our bones; perhaps we can save our energy to kick their asses instead?

Regards,

Can-we-end-this-silliness Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sat May 24, 2014, 05:05 PM (2 replies)

"USA Freedom Act"

That's the name of the bill that just passed through the House that allows Operation Spy on Everyone to keep going in overdrive, while we're told that it's been curbed.

"USA Freedom Act". Love it! I hope someone's getting paid handsomely for these names. Preferably someone in the private sector, of course.

Suppose we wanted to pass a bill mandating that poor children mine coal with picks and shovels. What would we call that? The "Keep Our Children Strong Act"?

I feel like I woke up in the middle of a bizarre comedy. (Yes, I do realize that I'm partially at fault.)
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu May 22, 2014, 10:10 PM (29 replies)

Elizabeth Warren is Dead to Me. Dead.

I knew it was bad when Elizabeth Warren didn't personally camp out at Occupy, but this... this is the end of the line for me and her:

OH SHIT...Elizabeth Warren just praised Obamacare

It's over.

I'm back to praying for a Kucinich/Greenwald ticket in 2016.

Regards,

Liberal-who-exists-only-in-Third-Way-fantasies Manny
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Thu May 22, 2014, 01:23 PM (105 replies)

Did you misplace your reading glasses?

I specifically said the contents are secret.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue May 20, 2014, 11:45 PM (1 replies)
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