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On Morning Schmoe some woman is saying defaulting on debt no big deal

She said basically it would be just fine because all we would have to do is pay the interest on the debt and the military, and nothing else. Said it would actually be a good thing because it would force us to balance the budget overnight.

Is this the new GOP talking point? Are they planning on NOT raising the debt ceiling now? Sure sounds like it to me.

She said you could tell it would not be catastrophic because the bond markets are still fine.

Jeez I really think that is their plan at this point.

It is this bad because a small group of ultra rich men,

Like the Kochs and others who have no loyalty to this nation, want our nation to fail spectacularly and for there to be so much pain and death they can sweep in with their wealth and buy all of America, including us peons whom they can work to death or take kidneys from or grind up for dog food for their dogs.

These men, and their useful idiots, want to destroy our nation utterly and entirely so they can take whatever they want for free or for pennies. Because, you know, their billions aren't nearly enough, they want the gold from our teeth and our fat for soap making and our skins for lampshades.

Go ahead and Godwin me. I don't care. This is the truth as far as I see it.

Great simple PSA warning about krokodil

Those parts of the country don't have many black people primarily

Because no slaves were brought to live there and because for a long time there hasn't been any good jobs there for anyone to want to move there.

Montana, the fourth largest state in terms of land, has fewer than one million residents overall.

Yes, there are racists attracted to Montana because of the "lily whiteness" as the racists say.

Here is our reaction to all that: http://tech.worlded.org/docs/vera/montana.htm

It is as unfair to say we are all racists, as it is to say all Southerners are racists.

If you want another example, check out the front page talking about North Dakota fighting against the Neo Nazis.

I was thinking about reasons people might not want to donate.

1. They may not have even $5.00 to give.

2. They may wonder if it is a scam. I have been reading AGGs posts for years now. Never once have I seen her complain or ask anything whatsoever for herself. This request is from genuine need. I'm guessing the same is true of the others in need as well.

3. They may think, I only have $5.00 to give. What good would that do? It would only insult the person who needs so much more than just the $5.00. The thing is, if enough people can give even five dollars, it would add up. It could make a real difference. You wouldn't think twice of buying a DUer lunch if you met them. Can you possibly spare the cost of that one lunch to help a fellow DUer? One lunch, once a month, to whatever DUer in need you wish to sponsor?

We can make a difference if there are enough of us, can't we?

Please. Give the cost of one lunch, once a month, to one DUer in need. And let's see if together we can't make a difference. If you can't spare the cost of a burger and fries, can you spare a kind word of support or encouragement now and then to say you wish a person well and hope for the best for them?

So much is crumbling around us. Our own lives are uncertain. The Koch brothers want us to remain hopeless, despairing, cynical and disconnected from one another.

Can we do this one thing, just this one thing one time a month, to kick the Koch brothers in the teeth and join hands with our fellow DUers?

Please?

Because if it's not about taking care of one another, why else are we here in life?


The good manufacturing jobs didn't disappear because of women. They disappeared

Because of outsourcing, free trade agreements and the gaming of the system by the wealthy, to screw everyone under them out of their fair share of pay.

I know of women who would actually love the choice to be stay at home Moms. They can't because very few households now can live on a single paycheck.

But the right wing is discovering "blame everything on women" sells. And it is an idea being adopted by some on the left as well.

I have a good imagination (maybe too good) and if I were writing a novel given the past and present circumstances, I would end the novel with bands of men roaming our nation, raping and brutally killing the women cowering in fear, just like what some war torn regions of Africa have endured.
Oh yeah and then taking whatever material goods the women had been able to put away for herself and her children.

It's kind of hard for me to envision increasing misogyny turning out to have a happy ending.

Maybe if I used the POV of the male. A guy who was a Marine in Nam told me a story years ago how his entire platoon raped and then stabbed a sniper woman they caught. He smiled as he said, "We turned that b*tch into hamburger!"

Maybe this story could have a happy ending if I just adopted the male POV.

Exactly, thank you. I really don't like this meme of,

"Let's make women and blacks subservient slaves again, because everything was awesome for us straight white males back in the 50's!!!! And everyone knows we are the only people who really matter!"

Oh, all us silly wimmin. Agitating for dumb stuff like laws against our men having carte Blanche to beat and even kill us. To rape children. To use us as incubators with no rights at all, economic or otherwise.

Us silly silly wimmins. Don't we understand what REALLY matters?

WHAT ABOUT THE WHITE OLDER STRAIGHT MALES WHO DON'T LIKE WIMMINS AND BLACKS AND GAYS HAVING HUMAN RIGHTS?????!!!!!!

OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WON'T ANYONE PLEASE THINK OF THE OLDER WHITE MALES?????

+1 and because social pressures exist to push women away from

Adopting out babies they give birth to (and for many women, their own emotions make this choice difficult once they have given birth), it is more than serving a nine month term as an unwilling incubator, with all the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. It is also potentially sentencing women to decades of shouldering the huge amount of work and expense involved in raising children. And since right wingers hate assistance to poor families, this huge burden would fall squarely on the shoulders of the women deemed to be walking incubators by society.

I read your profile and journal, and I wanted to say I am sorry

For our defensiveness. We get a lot of trolls around here, right wingers who want to disrupt our conversations, and so we tend to be suspicious of any with a low post count, especially if there is any indication that person might not be a true blue liberal. I believe you are who you say you are.

Everyone has given excellent answers here. The only thing I would like to add is that I personally think it comes down to how one views women.

Are women brood cows, an asset to be used by society for reproduction, relegated to slave status, with no choices of when to bear children, no choices of how to spend our lives outside of raising children and running a household?

Or are women people with the same rights as men, to determine if and when to bear children, to pursue whatever lives they wish to pursue? Even if those choices lead to a rising or declining birth rate?

What I see happening in right wing world is a great deal of race based fear. A fear the white race is rapidly diminishing compared to other races, because women have reproductive choices now, and some feel it is mostly white women choosing to have fewer babies. There is a consensus among right wingers that if we take birth control and abortion away from white women, we will no longer lose the demographic race. Inherent in this world view is the idea that white people are superior to brown people, and women are nothing but objects to be owned by men and serve men.

We liberals do not have that race based fear. We believe no race is superior to any other race, so the shrinking percentage of white people is not threatening to us.

We also feel there are lots of people on earth right now and we see no reason women can't be allowed to make their own reproductive choices.

That is the way I see it, anyway. I could be wrong. I often am. I do my best. I have some cognitive impairment due to MS, please forgive any mistakes I made in this post.

Happy Dance!

Only one new lesion in my thoracic spine and a couple of very tiny new ones in my brain, since my last MRI six months ago! I think the Copaxone is working for me!

I am so grateful for the medical care I receive! Just wanted to share the good news.
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