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You gotta give Hillary credit; when she's right, she's right.

Senator Bernie Sanders Votes Against Increasing Defense Spending


“If we are serious about ending waste, fraud, abuse and excessive spending, we have got to focus on all agencies – including the Department of Defense. This bloated Pentagon budget continues to pour money into outdated weapons systems that don’t function properly. The Department of Defense is the only federal agency that cannot pass a clean audit. Many of its major acquisition programs suffer from chronic cost overruns. Virtually every defense contractor has been found guilty or has reached a settlement with the government because of fraudulent and illegal activities. This has got to change.”

I wish all Democratic Party candidates were on top of this issue.

“I do not want the recognition of my service to be used as a glorification of war.”


The late, great Howard Zinn, a World War II vet who was a columnist for The Progressive, wrote about Veterans Day, “I do not want the recognition of my service to be used as a glorification of war.” He decried the fact that Veterans Day, “instead of an occasion for denouncing war, has been turned into an occasion for bringing out the flags, the uniforms, the martial music, the patriotic speeches reeking with hypocrisy.”


In his book about the history of the Iraq War, Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq, British journalist Nicolas Davies reviews the sordid history of U.S. involvement in Iraq, starting with the lies that got us there. American politicians, the media, and the public have developed a protective amnesia that helps us forget just how outrageous some of our government’s actions are. You may remember that our government spent a lot of time both confirming and denying that the Iraq War had anything to do with oil. Alan Greenspan called the Iraq War “essential” to secure world oil supplies, adding in his memoir, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: The Iraq War is largely about oil.”


“When then-U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the war against Iraq in 2002, she justified her support for the invasion as a way to protect America’s national security,” Sirota writes. “But less than a decade later . . . Clinton promoted the war-torn country as a place where American corporations could make big money.”


The International Red Cross did a survey in seventeen countries on “the limits of what’s permissible in war.” The People on War Report found that Americans are much more accepting of attacks on civilians—at a rate of 42 percent, twice as high as other U.N. member nations. And Americans are more likely to believe that the Geneva Conventions have “no real relevance.” The reasons for this, Davies suggests, include our isolation from the realities of war, deliberately distorted media coverage and lack of education on war, and the corrosive effects of widespread covert action by our government. The rules just don’t seem to apply to us.

A few for today ...

The Infestation of the Democratic Party

The article is specific to Wisconsin, but this is a national problem.


It was brought to my attention today, that two long time Democratic party insiders are now working with an extreme right wing organization. John Jacobson( who worked for Mandela Barnes and helped others campaign) and Brandon Savage, (who has worked forvarious Democratic campaigns), have hung up their Democratic party badges and decided to throw in with a right wing organizatuon trying to destroy our schools amongst other things. The Organization is called Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Incorporated.


This comes on the heels of many of the former Democratic Party power structure quitting and heading to work for union busting, fake Democrat Chris Abele.

If the Democratic party is infested with people who are just check cashers and have no principles, there is no wonder that in a few short years we turned the state from blue to extremist red. How many others working in the party, for electeds or in campaigns would be so willing to run to the opposite side for a paycheck? Is there any vetting process in Democratic circles for hiring?

Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats.

Under President Obama, Democrats have lost 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats. That's some legacy.

If you haven't read the three-part thread by Admiral Loinpresser you need to do so. The future of our nation is at stake.

Here's the links ...

Part 1: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128069296

Part 2: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128069291

Part 3: http://www.democraticunderground.com/128069290

She'll make your head spin around like Linda Blair!

Polls owned by Rupert Murdoch and the world's largest arms dealer show Hillary winning.

I know, shocking, isn't it?




1. A congressmen or representative who say they represent their people but rather pursue self interests
2. An elected official who claims to believe one way but votes the opposite
3. A politician who holds office who lied to his constituents just to get their votes and contributions
4. A congressmen or representative who's campaign is paid for by a wealthy contributor(s) to fool the people that he is to represent into believing he has their best interests in mind when in fact he's doing the bidding of the wealthy contributor(s).
I voted for those dumbasses and they don't reflect my opinion at all. Instead of representatives they should be called misrepresentatives, he ain't no representative he's a misrepresentative.

"The wealthy Electric and Coal Corporations paid for your campaign congressman," said the lobbyist, "you need to vote against that bill, even though you and I know it would be in the best interest of the people in your district to breathe clean air."

Widespread Panic!! Being spread all over DU!!11!!!

I was at this concert, and it was great!!!
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