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Hometown: San Francisco, Ca.
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Second generation native San Franciscan; and third generation Democrat.

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Urban Dictionary's definitions of Democratic Underground

Top Definition:

"A Democratic party supporter's website that is a gathering place for politics obsessed misanthropes who seethe with impotent rage at their complete lack of power and control over the American people.
The posters at Democratic Underground all seem to be bourgeois lefty political gropers in various stages of mental illness.
Paranoia reigns supreme there, as does self-loathing, hatred of people in general, a strident belief in complex conspiracies which dominate and thwart them at every turn, and a desperate need to believe that all of their problems in life are someone else's fault."

(Posted April 19, 2008 by "RonnieTheGreat")

# 2 Definition:

"A place for Democrats and liberals with closed minds.
It has 70,000 members, yet they all sound the same.
The basic message is: 'Fuck Bush, fuck Republicans, fuck Howard Dean, fuck anyone with a differing opinion, oh god, the world is going to end'.
A place for people who preach dissent, preach diversity, preach tolerance yet will cruch (sic) you in a heart beat if you say anything that don't agree with.(sic)
Also a place for people who like to bitch endlessly but don't like to fix any problems.
'It doesn't matter how much I hate George W. Bush because I also hate John Kerry, so I am not welcome at the Democratic Underground'
If you are a true liberal, you should probably steer clear of the Democratic Underground."

(Posted April 16, 2005 by "JackO")

There are more definitions of DU at Urban Dictionary; but the 5th one:down is my favorite:

"A web-based forum/community with but one goal:
'Overthrowing the American Republic and replacing it with a communist dictatorship.'
DU is the web-based forum/community for the US communist party without actually calling itself communist.
Being or liking a mainstream democrat like Joe Lieberman is not allowed on DU.
You are only allowed to post if you are at least as leftist as Karl Marx.
Democratic Underground wants a US communist state so that all opponents of the communists (republicans, conservatives, moderates, independents, mainstream democrats)
can be put in gulags or simply shot.
DU worships Lenin, Castro, Chavez, Saddam, and any nutcase willing to say the words:
'I hate the US' (or alternatively: 'I hate Bush)"
(Posted May 26, 2006 by "anti fascist/anti communist")

My favorite quote from all the top Urban Dictionary definitions of DU is this line from # 5:
"Being or liking a mainstream democrat like Joe Lieberman is not allowed on DU."

Venison For Dinner

A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner.

Both he and his wife decide they won't tell the kids what kind of meat t is, but will give them a clue and let them guess.

At dinner, his daughter points to the meat and asks: "What's that?" .

The Dad replies: "Well, it's something Mommy calls me sometimes."

The girl screams to her brother: "Don't eat it..It's an asshole."

How pathetic are John Boehner and his GOP House majority ..... by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower
August 26, 2015

In advice to baseball rookies, Hall of Fame star Ted Williams said: "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."

This should be taken to heart by bush-league congressional leader John Boehner.
The Republican Speaker of the House keeps thinking he can knock President Barack Obama out of the game by killing his signature Obamacare health program.
Even though the landmark law was passed by Congress, has now been upheld twice by the Supreme Court, and is providing essential coverage for millions of previously-uninsured Americans, Boehner is still swatting at it.
With his Koch-funded Tea Party majority in control, the House has now swung mightily at Obamacare 67 times -- and 67 times they've whiffed.

Unable to win on the legislative field of play, the Speaker thought and thought..and suddenly, eureka!
The way to beat Obama he decided, is to get the judicial umpires of America's constitutional game -- the Supreme Court -- not just to umpire, but to join his team as partisan players.

So Boehner and his lawyers have run to the courts, throwing a political tantrum over some funds that Obama spent to administer an obscure provision in the health care law.
The President threw an illegal spitter at us, they cried.
By spending that money, he usurped Congress' authority over appropriations.
Wailing that this is a crass case of his constant abuse of Executive Power, they've pleaded with the justices to do what their sorry team can't get done, despite having control of both houses of Congress.

What a bunch of losers!
Where were they when the Bush-Cheney regime was autocratically flouting congressional authority?
Cheering them on, that's where.
And yet they wonder why their public approval rating is down to only 17 percent -- and those people who approve are probably family members, anti-Obama nuts, or corporate lobbyists.

("House Republicans Seize on Health Law to Challenge Executive Power" -- The New York Times, August 12, 2015)

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3 Ways Donald Trump Has behaved Like a Sociopath Toward Workers

August 14, 2015


Everyone is talking about Donald Trump; supporters, critics and pundits.
While many liberals laugh the celebrity's presidential candidacy off as a joke, there are parts of Trump's platform that are to the left of many establishment Democrats.

For instance, Trump is a critic of NAFTA and seems to be the only GOP candidate who doesn't want to take a hatchet to Social Security.
These facts don't necessarily contradict his controversial comments about Mexicans or his fear-mongering over China, as white racial anxieties have long been a staple of populist campaigns, on the left and on the right.

While Trump's economic stances might be more complex than many let on, there has been very little discussion about the labor issues which have surrounded a number of his real estate projects.

Here are the three most glaring Trump labor scandals:
1) - Many of the workers constructing a Trump International Hotel in DC are undocumented.
2) - Trump Tower was build by Polish immigrants who were paid $5/hour.
3) - A worker fell to his death constructing Trump SoHo.

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The Parking Ticket

Working people often ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well, for example, the other day, Jan, my wife, and I went into town and visited a shop.

When we came out, there was a cop writing a parking ticket.

We went up to him and I said:
"Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?"

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket.

I called him an asshole.

He glared at me and started writing another ticket for worn-out tires.

So Jan called him a shit-head.

He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing more tickets.

This went on for about 20 minutes.

The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home.

We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired..It's important at our age

Send Jimmy Carter a Card, Plains, GA, 31780

Daily Kos
By howardpark


I urge those in our community to send a get well card to Jimmy Carter.
Just address it to Jimmy Carter, Plains, GA. 31780 -- it will get to him and his family and it will be appreciated.
While he maintains an office in Atlanta, President Carter lives about a block or two from the small post office in Plains.

It's important for anyone who believes in peace and progressive politics to honor Jimmy Carter.
This man was the greatest Peacemaker ever to be President.
He did more for Peace in the Middle East than all the other politicians over the last forty years combined.
He passed the Panama Canal treaties -- a foundation for peace in our hemisphere.
He has brokered Peace settlements in countless countries around the world.
Name me a President who ever waged Peace more consistently and effectively than Carter.

I could go on for pages about the good things Carter has accomplished.
He preserved more wilderness than any President other than Teddy Roosevelt.
He stood up for civil rights when it was very risky in South Georgia, and he hung a portrait of Martin Luther King in the Georgia Capital and declared at his Gov. inaugural that:
"the time for segregation is over..."
Carter was WAY ahead of his time on energy and environmental policy.
If we had listened more to Carter, there would be trillions of tons of less carbon in our atmosphere.
Truly, the climate was the big loser in the election of 1980.
Through his work with the Carter Center, two tropical diseases have virtually been eliminated in Africa.
He has done so much to ease human suffering.

Anyway, if you send a card to Carter, it will be appreciated in Plains.
This great Peacemaker should know that his life has been so worthy and that most Americans regard him as an inspiration. President Carter has a life that matters, a lot.

Also, President Carter's enduring legacy is the Carter Center.
I plan to make a donation to the Carter Center this year.

Howard Park
Daily Kos


That's about as funny as a ___________?

...screen door on a submarine?

Argentina Lambs Skinned Alive, Throats Slit (VIDEO)

Source: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
August 14, 2015

In Argentina, lambs are being skinned alive for their wool; and PETA is the only animal rights group that is doing anything about it.
This is an OP about horrific cruelty to animals, and NOT about PETA.
Anyone who tries to make it so will be permanently blocked.
(I'm not even a member of PETA)


A gut-churning PETA video expose' reveals what life is like for lambs and other sheep exploited for so-called "responsibly sourced" wool on so-called "sustainable farms".
A witness found workers in Argentina hacking into fully conscious lambs, starting to skin some of them while they were still alive and kicking, and otherwise mutilating, abusing and neglecting lambs and sheep on farms in the Ovis 21 Network -- Patagonia's wool supplier.

Workers picked up gentle lambs and -- while they were fully conscious -- tied their legs together, plunged knives into their throats, and sawed through their necks.
Blood spouted from the wounds as they kicked with their only free leg,
Workers then snapped their heads backwards, apparently trying to break their necks.

Even after all that, some lambs still managed to cry out and gasped.
Minutes later, some lambs were still alive and kicking when a worker drove a knife into their legs to start skinning them.
Eventually, they were hacked apart...Their organs were carved out of their bodies and their severed heads dumped into a bloody tub.

All this happened in full view of other lambs...They were just feet away, and cried out in what must have been terror and severe distress.

More + Video:

Is there a popular comedian that you don't think is funny?

I never thought Bob Newhart was very funny.

I occasionally watched The Bob Newhart Show, where he played a psychologist, but I didn't like his next TV show, simply called called "Newhart" .where he played a Vermont innkeeper

I do think he was great in the role of the school principal in the Kevin Kline film "In And Out"...(a very funny movie where he co-starred with Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon and Tom Selleck)

Bobby Jindal to Westboro Baptist Church activists "They better not try that nonsense here"

July 26, 2015

On Face the Nation today, host John Dickerson asked Louisiana Gov. Piyush "Bobby" Jindal about the possibility of the Westboro Baptist Church disrupting funeral services tomorrow for victims of the mass shooting last Thursday at the Lafayette, Louisiana theater.

"Let me ask you a last question about that funeral service tomorrow.
The Westboro Baptist Church, which has disrupted other funerals in the past, is threatening to do so again.
What can you do to keep them away?"

"If they come to Louisiana, they try to disrupt this funeral, we're going to lock them up.
We're going to arrest them...They shouldn't try that in Louisiana...We won't abide by that here.....Let these families grieve.....Let them celebrate their daughters, their children, their spouses, their loved ones' lives in peace....They better not try that nonsense here."

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