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Any increase in the safety net is a danger to them. Makes people get all 'uppity,' don't ya know...

When a floor is established to support basic human needs, the minimum wage, housing, jobs, health, education, food, the quality of air and water, it does the opposite of conservatives claim. .

They say it impoverishes others who have all those things to pay for those who aren't deserving of them, and they employ an entire industry convincing the voters of that falsehood. If all poverty and all it entails, was eliminated, there would be no whip of fear to lash the middle and working class.

They must keep up inequality to make division. Really, there is no way to divide us when we accept each other. That is unity and it requires we love each other and see others as good as ourselves.

The ripple effect of bankruptcies for medical costs, lost employment from illness and deaths to feed vulture capitalism. Stealing their chance for advancement, homes and lives, leaving their next of kin disadvantaged for years and for further preying upon.

The GOP preys upon the weak egos of those who do not feel they can compete with those they now disdain, so they screw others by their votes.

Americans lost their identity to a commercial culture to value dead things which do not last as they discount iving ones. That's why the media is so very powerful, to keep the American people in that box.

The media is not producing ideas to inspire thinkers or philosophers, or even those who are marginally aware of the true value of their time and their lives. If they were, they'd settle down and devote their efforts to things to benefit future generations. Their vision is tiny:

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

~ Barack Obama



I remember this! The kids were heroes. They saved that little girl, more here:


Further down, you can see what they saved her from:

Two strikes is plenty for him.



Authorities announced Wednesday they have filed charges against 73-year-old Harold Leroy Herr. He's charged with kidnapping, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other counts. Police say he took the girl as she played in the yard Thursday in Lancaster Township.

She was rescued two hours later when police in nearby Manheim Township say two teenage boys spotted her inside a car. They began following on bicycles; police say the driver stopped and let her out before driving off.


Investigators say Herr is a registered sex offender who served time for abducting and raping another 5-year-old girl in 1989. He was in custody Wednesday and it wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.


And there are photos of the heroes:

These pictures are priceless



Kudo's to the boys ....

Boggs identified the suspect and the vehicle too, aiding the investigation.



It's a story worth repeating. Their parents must be proud of them. All the best to their future.

Wait a minute! I thought Obama wanted them to all die. Or so said Faux. What's this about?

Somebody missed the memo:

Swooners, what if 'A.' is true?

Benghazi !!!!!1111!!!!!

And hIde grandma!

for the satire impaired.

All right, if you wanna be that way, take this!

I googled and gave you some information. On asking the previously reported 'defunct' DLC?

The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) was a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation founded in 1985 that, upon its formation, argued the United States Democratic Party should shift away from the leftward turn it took in the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The DLC hailed President Bill Clinton as proof of the viability of Third Way politicians and as a DLC success story.

The DLC's affiliated think tank is the Progressive Policy Institute. Democrats who adhere to the DLC's philosophy often call themselves New Democrats. This term is also used by other groups who have similar views on where the party should go in the future, like NDN and Third Way.

On February 7, 2011, Politico reported that the DLC would dissolve, and would do so as early as the following week. On July 5 of that year, DLC founder Al From announced in a statement on the organization's website that the historical records of the DLC have been purchased by the Clinton Foundation. The DLC's last chairman was former Representative Harold Ford of Tennessee, and its vice chair was Senator Thomas R. Carper of Delaware. Its CEO was Bruce Reed.


No one to ask, apparently, as they gave up the ghost prior to the 2012 election. That's why I've usually given short shrift to outrage about them ever since. The Third Way ghost lives on at DU, but not in the real world, I guess...

Not sure, time to google the DU... be back.

With One Speech Elizabeth Warren TERRIFIES The Koch Brothers and The Supreme Court

More at Segami's thread...


DLC = Koch Bros?!?

Pros and cons and LOTS of links at unionworks' thread:


Of course they also fund PBS. When you have those kinds of $s, you can afford to play both sides against each other. Who would have imagined that the eternal anti-establishmentarian Infowars was a Bircher front group, which was funded by the Koches?

Or the alleged indenpendent Tea Party claimed to be and still does claim it is, is a fully owned and operated subsidiary of the same cabal, under a dozen different names?.

I could go on, sure you know the story. Found this for you:

Posted by Old and In the Way:


Be sure to check out the rest of the thread this came from:


I can't find Warren's demand on disclosure, maybe someone can, but she asked it of the Senate or was it a rightwing think tank...

Interesting discussion of the DLC as a problem for Democrats, or maybe not:

DLC - Corporate Moles Destroying Our Party


I would like to say that their time is past and they are no longer needed. But with Citizens United and the Koch brothers and other cranky conservatives' billions, Obama made a PAC this last year - to compete.

Purity is a luxury millions whose lives have been saved by half measures can't afford to indulge themselves. It's a hard fact.

Compromises will be made, just make them the right way and get out to change the Congress and state houses - or ALEC will undo us from the ground up as they have grass roots support as well as national business interest support.

Sorry I could not find the EW quote. Post it if you find it as it would be a nice retort to them.

Don't know about now, but they were supposed to have closed their doors when the Koch $s dried up.

No, don't have a link, but it's been discussed here on DU.

The so-called Third Way (until Tony Blair showed what they were all about - privatization with slick words and pretty faces - and of course, Iraq) at one time seemed necessary to break the GOP juggernaut.

That being their input and then control of the Seven Mountains which Cruz daddy so kindly brought to notice this year, when they are well neigh impossible to resist.

After 12 years of Reaganism (I count Bush daddy as the last three years of that) Democrats were scrambling for a place in a media environment that was weighted against them.

At the time, Clinton looked better than another 4 years of Reagan. He was seen as a man who had dealt with the conservatives in a state that had once been Democratic but was slipping to rightwing religiosity. It's tumbled into the ditch now, it'll be very hard to get to the infection of Teabaggery and bigotry out.

I'm thinking this is a media event being played out to get people to accept Hillary. To make her seem more liberal than she was seen before.


"I knew I should taken that left toin at Al-ba-koi-kee."

VIDEO with clips of those enemies, ONE MORE TIME!!

Meh! it's always something... UmbrellaGate roundup:


President Obama checks to see if he still needs the umbrella held by a U.S. Marine during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 16


Pres Obama is holding up the Marine who's holding his umbrella. rofl


How dare he!

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