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IMO the change is in the party labels. Dem doesn't mean liberal any more than Rep mean conservative.

Reps are having their own identity problems with the TP vs conservatives. Likewise the liberals are not falling into place with the Dems anymore. The Dem party has moved so far to the right that it is attracting Rinos which might as well be brothers to the Dinos. Then there is an effort IMO to re-brand liberals as something they haven't been and the attacks are coming from both parties. I think liberals embarrass the Dems or shame them and they don't or won't look at themselves as to why. The are not FDR Dems. Yea I know FDR wasn't perfect but he went a long way into the right direction. I even wonder if some Dems are pro human, equal and constitutional rights anymore other than giving lip service. They don't seem very willing to do battle to defend it ...maybe they've given up with this fucked up SCOTUS. I don't blame them ...SCOTUS is off the chain. It doesn't help that Obama has selected Reps and insiders to his admin ...wanna talk about being demoralized? Of course the fawners don't and won't talk about that unless it is the form of attack snark or alerting. Well they don't need my vote ...they will get plenty enough to replace mine with those from the Rinos. I don't see much of a problem coupling up with progressives, populists and socialists as long as the direction is away from the centrists, 3rd way, DLC and corporatists. This fucking country is owned but I am still a liberal and always will be.

I reason I knew we were wrong "before" the Iraq war started is ...

because of the emotional pride the nation was being buried in. Pride always comes before the downfall. "The Power of Pride" bumper sticker ...I always hated and marked whoever had one as being stupid and dangerous. Just like those that were quick to attach a flag to their vehicles. Those flags were warnings of danger to me ...their was another idiot driving. Besides the US pride there was the whole twisted idea that Saddam attacked us floating around. I was amazed to find out that so many really believed that. This is what happens when emotional blind pride takes over ...it's dangerous not just for america ....but all the 100's of thousands of innocent people who died and are still dying. Those people and children didn't attack us on 911. People need to wake up about what the US government, the MIC and the 1% are doing to us and everyone else in the world. We are being played!

My Bubba is dying from PDD. He's a Severe MaCaw.

After 20 years of his friendship I am totally devastated and emotionally a wreck. I'm a man and I can't even go out in public right now ...Cause I break down crying. I'm crying right now. There is no cure. At this point I am his life support. I have to hand feed him. They don't know how this virus is spread or how long it takes to show up. It's real mystery. My avian vet is one of the best in the country. She didn't like it that I can't bring myself to put him down. I understand her point but I love him so much I just can't do that.









Got to stop posting ...crying too much right now.

Frogs in boiling water...

only the frogs are more than willing to have the heat turned up. TPTB have made war clean (like clean coal) so most people have no conscience about the extrajudicial mass murders on the innocent. Meanwhile the soul of the USA is being sold to the greedy rich while the idiots believe they have a chance to become like them. Yes the Dems had the chance to make a lot of huge corrections but they for the most part like our POTUS succumbed to TPTB. I don't believe the POTUS ever really was what he portrayed himself as being during his 1st campaign. I know I feel that I have been lied to. I sit here without health insurance because I fall between the cracks with my income. I'm lucky I have income at my age and my house is paid for ...but I give credit to God for that. I do hate to see the US go down the path of complacency and serfdom as it capitulates to the 1% and insatiable war mongers. IMO the only remedy is a mass revolt with mass protests and civil disobedience ...Howard Zinn would agree. The only real changes that have happened here did so because of revolt. DU is going to have a war in 2016 and it has already started. I'm with the left ...always have been since being anti establishment, anti corrupt corporation and anti war in the 60's.

Peace

Blind ignorance is not exclusive to one political party.

I see the attitude like D's are the only smart and sensible ones and then I see the corporate shills and lovers of the rich fawning over their pictures. We are IMO about as conflicted as the GOP is. Corporate 3rd way centrists are the enemies of progressives, populists, liberals and greens. It ain't a purity test. We will never meld with them. We Dems have our own corporate owned tea party. The only reason we are here is so they can have their "big tent" and push their "if you don't vote with us you are voting for the other" freak show. There will never be another FDR because of them. They really don't want an FDR. Status quo is the agenda ak Hillary.

The Dem party is going to lose elections if they don't move to the left IMO.

The alternative: The Dem party will continue to win elections if they solicit corporate donors and bring more corporate thugs into office?

Motto: Poor people don't contribute enough money for us to win campaigns?

Howard Zinn: Protests and civil disobedience is the only way anything vitally important has been changed. (paraphrased summation)

My opinion: Only massive work stoppage, protests, civil disobedience and massive open rebellion will stop them.

What if no one showed up to vote ...because they all stink of filthy greedy rotting corporate money?

In our local sail boat race series we have a minimum race participation to qualify for a trophy ...makes good sense to me.

What if there were not enough votes to qualify to win a presidential election?

How few votes does it take to win?

What is a true majority in a Democracy?

We are all fucked as long as corporapublicrats are in office.

They are closing ranks around us. They have almost completely co-opted our government. They are countries unto themselves and above the law. They know they can continue to suck the life blood out of our country and THEY KNOW THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT. Enjoy your delusion while you can.

A People's History Of The United States - by Howard Zinn - FREE READ!

http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

A NOTE AND A DISCLAIMER.

The Note: This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. You really just have to read it. We think it is so good that it demands to be as accessible as possible. Once you've finished it, we're sure you'll agree. In fact, years ago, we would offer people twenty dollars if they read the book and didn't think it was completely worth their time. Of all the people who took us up on it, no one collected.


Before you start complaining that this is unauthorized...

Howard Zinn authorized the publication and display of the work on our website.


This book should be mandatory reading in every school IMO.

We are not known for being a nation of peace!

I wish we were. Wars, prisons, gun deaths, capital punishment, corporate destruction and pollution of nature for profit ...we are vicious nasty mean destructive murders imperialistic plastic shallow stupid ...and it's too late to change now. It's no wonder they (not we) keep putting corporate war lovers in office. Has any country ever been all about peace? Damn hippies!

For the working class a good job is the bottom line.

Nothing else is more important ...unless you can live fine without money. Fuck war ...fuck policy ...fuck the fed ...fuck religion ...fuck the police ...fuck the NSA ...fuck the sociopath billionaires. We the working class people should demand good jobs and settle for nothing less from any political candidate and office holder.

Here's my idea ...and not just mine. It's an old one. Tax the fuck out of the rich! What this will do is force them to work more. The only way to make up for a loss because of taxes is to produce more volume. Producing more volume requires more people jobs. When the rich were taxed a lot more this is what they had to do to keep making their money. What we see now is the rich trying to make as much money as possible with as few people involved as possible. We must change that. We must also change the short term profit methodology. This is very bad. For a corporation or company it says "we don't care about the future" ...get in and get out ...Romney style. We need those long term jobs from companies that plan to stay in business for decades. Without that there never will be a middle class again. You can go making 6 figures for 5 years and then end up without a job and never get a job again so what good did making 6 figures do for you? Better to have that 20< year job and have a steady dependable life style. The Romney types are part of what is killing us.
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