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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!!!

Said on the Tee Vee

On Monday, former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson endorsed Donald Trump. Tyson joins Trump’s biggest group of supporters: "People Who Have Been Hit in the Head a Lot." ~ Conan O'Brien

The two front-runners: Ben Carson, who doesn't believe in evolution; and Donald Trump, who kind of proves his point. ~ Jimmy Kimmel

This surgeon is surging in the polls, 26 percent, ahead of Donald Trump's 22 percent. The other 52 percent, of course, is going to the other 52 candidates. ~ Stephen Colbert

Tonight was the World Series and the Republican debate. In other words, two events with completely different attitudes toward Latino immigrants. ~ Conan O'Brien

Best free alternative to Norton Anti-Virus?

Using NAV, I've managed to keep my laptop "clean" since I bought it in 2008. I'm still using the original Windows Vista 6.0 (and am thankful that I never went to Windows 8).

Norton has run without causing any problems, and has done the job in terms of keeping me virus-free, in addition to a few other little doo-dads.

The last thread I could find on this topic was in early 2014 - http://www.democraticunderground.com/101683575

I'd appreciate any comments on the reviews in that thread and anything else that's relavent.

Thanks in advance!!

Chris Christie: "Police officers should never be criticized, no matter ...

Chris Christie: "Police officers should never be criticized, no matter how many people they murder for no reason."

Donald Trump: "I have a permit to carry a gun. I keep it under my combover."

Rand Paul: "I'd like to talk about my tax plan, even though it is pretty much just a gift to rich people like everyone else's."

Income inequality is a big problem, and we'll solve it by cutting taxes and regulations on hedge funds.


Topographic Maps with satellite overlays - free, online

http:/www.caltopo.com provides free topographic maps

It was first developed as a backcountry mapping tool to aid in search and rescue in California. Features include:

- Slope Angle Shading

- Historic map topos (to see where old roads and trails were located, and what has changed in an area)

- You can draw your own maps and save them to the web. You can view your map with different map source layers

- You can import your own GPX files and view them with any of the map sources as a background

- You can export maps to Google Earth

Here's an explanatory video ...

Republican Rhetoric Explained


Current Biology found the louder the howler monkey, the smaller his testicles.

A University of Utah researcher co-authored a study released Thursday that reveals size does indeed matter — at least when it comes to howler monkey testicles.

Primatologist Leslie Knapp, professor and chair of the university's Department of Anthropology, found that the smaller a howler monkey's testicles are, the deeper and louder his mating calls.

Overcompensating? Perhaps. The monkeys with the deeper howls also had larger hyoid bones, which enable them to have some of the loudest voices in the animal kingdom, an eardrum-busting call that's been compared to a tiger's roar.

They don't "howl" in the way your dog might, though. Instead, their call sounds more like a non-stop belch.

"In an interesting twist and a brilliant maneuver, each and every Democrat recused themselves ..."

Wisconsin Republicans are legalizing corruption as fast as they can. Democrats can only protest in silence.


The bill would allow legislative campaign committees and political parties to receive unlimited contributions, with the exception of a $12,000 per year limit on PAC contributions to those committees and parties. The legislation would allow unlimited contributions to be made to and transferred between political action committees. Recall committees and referendum committees could also receive unlimited funds, and unlimited funds could be donated to pay expenses related to a recall or recount. Candidates could also make unlimited personal contributions to their own committee.

The proposal would ban candidates from coordinating with outside groups on express advocacy — calls to vote "for or against" a candidate — but would place no restrictions on coordination on issue advocacy.

In an interesting twist and a brilliant maneuver, each and every Democrat recused themselves from the vote, pointing out that they have a conflict of interest because it would directly affect their own campaign committees. The Republicans were at a loss at having their blatant corruption and greed exposed like that, but not enough so to keep them from passing the bill anyway.


To deal with that, the Republicans are also set to dismantle the Government Accountability Board (GAB), a nonpartisan panel of former judges that investigate campaign finance and ethics violations. The Republicans want to replace the GAB with two partisan panels - one for campaign finance violations and one for ethics violations - each consisting of three Republicans and three Democrats. This will leave the committees at stalemates on almost every issue.
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