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Here we go again. The GOP are jumping all over Biden's the middle class has been buried comment.

They are insinuating that Obama buried the middle class. There is a strong argument to back up what Biden 'really' meant by his comment. The economic devastation that Bush and previous GOP policies have visited upon this country is so insidiously destructive that it will take more than four years to overcome. Also, the absolute blocking of every bill and appointment that Obama has made over the last four years is the reason there has not been a more positive economic turn around.

Laughing at Biden is politically naive and immature and will do nothing to hose down the obvious disdain Romney has for the 47% of Americans that do the hard work in this country. That comment by Willard was not some accident of words. It is truly how he feels about the people who have suffered under the greed and power mongering that Romney and Ryan's Ayn Rand philosophy represent.

Good could not exist without evil. The definition of good would disappear without evil.

Light does not exist without dark. Comparisons are in all definitions and concepts. Words and sounds would not exist without silence.
Religion and science come together in relativity. For every action there is a reaction. All of the previous being considered true. There is not an answer for every question.

This all occurred during the rise of communism in America which resulted in the

Communist scare that led to the Joe McCarthy era that devastated citizens and freedom. A lot of artists at that time were marginalized by the media as being sympathizers whether they were or not and vilified to the point of suicide. Most truly creative people tend to be of the socialist bent. The propaganda of fear that was used by the people in power in that day is being used today. Redistribution is what is done with taxes. It's Civics 101. But the right uses the propaganda of fear to control the simple minded easily led percentage of the populace who doesn't understand that there is more than one definition of most words in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

Politics and political consulting magnifies all social issues. Both in different ways. The consultant loses nothing by making the candidate lie. It's just another job.

I think I know where the GOP will take the spin of the 'Obama sides with the protestors' meme.

They refuse to walk back the idea that 'Obama loves Ambassador killers' so they're going to bring up the speeches and quotes from the beginning of the Arab Spring when the Obama administration said positive things about the people protesting Mubarak and Qaddafi. The GOP will sacrifice the good will of the Arab people who ousted dictators for democracy to try to win the election.

Obama must be reelected. It would be a major setback in human relations around the world if the bigoted societal concepts of the GOP and right wingers are allowed to take hold. It would take longer to recover from that than a the financial mega disaster George W Bush left us with.

Organized religion has done their part in instilling the fear of death to control people for

the corporations that own our world. Theocratic corporate rule is the goal. Keep the people afraid and tell them a fable that will save them then propagandize the lie that we are told by God to consume the earth and you can keep the environmentalist at bay. Most Christian religions condemn environmentalism as "earth worship" and consider the people who do that as associating with witches and sorcerers. This has been perpetrated for so long on this earth that even intelligent people are deceived.

I am not an atheist. I think that spiritual aspects of life have become a tool of subjugation use by the powerful. The awe that I experience every day when I take a breath, see a beautiful sunset or hug my children tells me there is something more to life. We only know and feel within ourselves what we believe and religion to me is personal. When I die no one will come to me and say,"Hey, can I die with you?"

Religion throughout history attempted to explain the unexplainable until science explained it.

Their are still things that are unexplainable and religion, conspiracies and myth will fill the void that fear leaves.
Fear is a powerful weapon when authority needs to control the masses. It is also a convenient weapon considering the
percentage of human beings who believe in omnipresent beings and magic.

Just watched Face in a Crowd on TCM again. Wow. Just Wow.

I was 8 when the movie was released. I saw it as a child and more times than I can count since then. It not only still holds up today it has more impact today. It is not just a display of the corrupting influence of power but prophetic. Glenn Beck's arc of fame is on display for all to see but it also speaks to all of the other bigoted and cynical hate mongers that have invaded the public airways since that movie was made. I feel a new emotion every time I see it. Hope some of you here on DU had a chance to see it.
The way they set up politicians and sponsors is done melodramatically in the movie but it is so right on when you see the lying and deceptive manner Fox interviews people like Mitt Romney.

The writing is just absolutely genius.

I was born in Anderson S.C.. The two my Dad and his friends worked were Orr Mill and Gluck Mill .

My Father was a Weave Room Manager eventually becoming a mill manager. He played on the infamous mill baseball teams that produced some great professional players. He also played minor league and was going into the majors when WWII happened and they had to tool up the mill for parachutes and informs for the military. It was interesting times. Child working slavery was ended partially because of the child labor laws passed by the federal government to end it in the cotton mills. There were big money folks behind the textile business and they sucked all the money and health out of ever human being that worked their. The mill worker had a job as long as he cowed to or should I say paid homage to the Lowenstiens and Orr family. Good thing was the mill provided affordable housing for their workers and eventually let them buy the homes they had been leasing for a great price. There was a company store where you spent tokens that were only good at the mill store. So it wasn't all bad. There was a dance hall and stage above the mill store where basketball would be played and shows put on for the community. My first rock band played there in the 60's. I have fond memories of those days. I miss both of my parents who lived and breathed that whole experience.

I love that model! Looks like originally a Wonder Bread truck.

Makes you "wonder" how many people R-Money screwed over to make all of his bread.
How many people did he have to kindly downsize, uh fire, for the good of the corporation and then give enormous bonuses to retiring executives who ran their relative company into the ground? That's what Bain did. They facilitated the frenzied cannibalism of smaller locally owned and regionally owned companies by larger mega corporate sharks. These sharks owe the employees of the smaller corporations they gobbled up absolutely nothing. Their PR departments use a business model to fire people, or force them to retire by, denying accrued benefits such as time off with family, sick leave, health insurance and more. They use "positive empathetic interaction" by convincing the people that the management is also in jeopardy of losing their jobs. The big sharks not only fire the employees they also drink the blood of their corporate victims. That blood is the people. People have power. There is power in the blood.

"Should a rhetorical question should end with a period?" Quote famous song writer (me)

Along with the recent multi million dollar lawsuit against Trinity Broadcasting Network and

Paul and Jan Crouch here is a little background on their past corruption and homophobic history.


The video is more than 12 minutes but really brings to light the hypocrisy of these vile people.
It's a Fox expose' from a local Texas channel but it's very well done. (Not the national Faux News.)

Here is the latest story and I think it was posted on DU previously but it cannot be promoted enough.

These people need to be prosecuted not only for fraud but for IRS violations for blatantly selling goods using the word "donations" as a code word for "buying" goods and services and making tax free profits.

Their wealth would pay for the health care of many actually poor and unfortunate human beings.
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