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I keep directing people to this page of Atwater's Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Atwater#Atwater_on_the_Southern_Strategy

The Koch brothers, exposed by Thom Hartmann and so many others, have had a long term plan to destroy the USA for their own schemes. They've been working on it for generations. They are in a full court press to bring their candidates, like Romney, Ryan, Scott Brown, Rick Scott and Scott Walker directly into power without any more middle men:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101744227

Their co-conspirator is Grover Nordquist and he is close to achieving through ALEC and Romney, control of the USA for the next generation, in his own words:

All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.


~ Grover Nordquist

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/13/grover-norquist-speech-cpac.html

Paul Ryan has been funded by the Koch brothers all along:

Romney's Veep Pick: Paul Ryan, Koch Ally and 'Right-Wing Social Engineer'

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021116744#op

Ryan is one Koch-fueled candidate

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021108438

This is the same Christie that bloviated at the RNC in Tampa? Looks better here.

I'm not concerned about his weight. That is something that comes and goes on person. At any rate, he might start looking to eating more good food like Michelle and the cooks have been dishing out from the White House garden.

I know she says that Barack doesn't always eat as healthy as she wants him to do being on the road all the time, but he's really doing a great job keeping in shape with his exhausting schedule. Haven't seen much of her on the campaign trail lately though. I hope all is well with the girls, school and all the duties she does. It's a nice picture, in any case.



Listening to the Sound of Big Government at Work:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=cwp&ctid=1855

Someone posted this link last night in the middle of the coverage on Hurricane Sandy coming into NYC, on a thread with Twitter links.

They are handling everything all together. This is still going on this morning, will go on for days to resolve the damage of this storm. An example of people united working together to save lives.

It's not about profits as Romney and Ryan believe. This is about looking out for each other. Take a listen if you want, and get an education about what undergirds the life of so many people in the Big Apple.

I found it awesome.

+1. Yup, sure, Brownie, you tell 'im! You did such a great job during Katrina:


Cueing the music for the NYPD and FDNY tonight... (Warning, 911 WTC scenes with some Bush)



Believe ~ Yellowcard


Think about the love inside the strength of heart
Think about the heroes saving life in the dark
Climbing higher through the fire
Time was running out
Never knowing you weren't going to be coming down alive

But you still came back for me
You were strong and you believed

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

Be strong believe

Think about the chance I never had to say
Thank you for giving up your life that day
Never fearing only hearing voices calling out
Let it all go the life that you know
Just to bring them down alive

And you still came back for me
You were strong and you've believed

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

((radio voice)...again today, we take into our hearts and mind
Those who perished on this site one year ago and also, those who came to toil in the rubble
To bring order out of chaos,
to help us make sense of Our despair))

Wanna hold my wife when I get home
Wanna tell the kids they'll never know
How much I love to see them smile
Wanna make a change right here right now
Wanna live a life like you somehow
Wanna make your sacrifice worthwhile

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

(background voice):

Think about the love inside the strength of heart
Think about the heroes saving lives in the dark

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong believe

(background voice):

Think about the chance I never had to say
Thank you for giving up your life that day


((radio voice): The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.))


And they save many lives. I know of many union public workers who are life savers, of all kinds.

If we love life, respect it. That's what they're doing.

Thanks for your post, too. We're all at different places, let's seek the best always.

That is what we are building here. People have reasons for what they say and do, the mystery of their lives is just that to others, a mystery. If one believes in equality, the contemplation of the variety of human expression is humbling. It is a wonderful thing to be alive.

A hurricane is nothing compared to combat. Being buffeted by rain and wind, a force of nature, is a

far cry from the tide of emotions that must pass through everyone who has been in the field of battle.

The drudgery, the deaths, both friendly and not, the questions of the validity of one's actions and the reasons to train and perform one's duties, are much stronger than being out in the wind and rain of a storm, a heat wave or a snow storm.

I do not approve of any of our nation's adventures abroad, nor do I care for the military budget being the sacred cow that must not be touched, while people who have paid in civilian life to arm and feed and house and care for soldiers, perish. Our world has had this pageantry of the hero forever, and winners and losers.

Each and every war transforms not only the nation conquered, but the nation that does the act. Wiser souls have said there are no winners in wars. Even the Pope has made a declaration that they change nothing of substance, the problems of mankind still remain. All that has changed are the boundaries on maps or the size of war profiteers bank accounts.

We have been coarsened by our constant militarism. It was not the plan of the Founding Fathers to behave how we have for over half a century. Because all those with good intent or desperation, take your pick, depending on the soldier you know, do not profit like the private contractors nor the companies that make the weapons and push for their product to be used. A product that has murdered millions, shredded the conscience of a nation, polluted the Earth and broken the hearts of mankind.

Yet the soldier, unless they are proven to be guilty of a crime against humanity, is as much a victim as those he kills, in one respect. Because he carries death inside him for the rest of his life, has broken the connection of family and life and love for those he killed. The country or vision he may have thought he joined to save, is not what he is anymore, no matter how he tries to make up for it or deny it.

We are children, both men and women. We are easily influenced beings. Those who have time to stand back from the tumult of war and do business, like the Cheneys and others we love to hate, will not be harmed, and they see us as expendables on their bottom line.

There is a meaning in symbolism that is irresistable and compelling, deeply spiritual and mind dumbing at the same time. It is beyond the power of most humans to resist. The scene in the manger of Mary with the Christ child, and other such iconic visions, touch us in an inner place we dare not put into words, that we hold sacred and will defend, to the point of insanity. But I will try to put into words my feelings about this ritual.

They are protecting the Unknowns. A man they have never met, nameless, but a human being and a brother in arms. That symbolism to me represents the country or government itself, which is much larger than the military. The libertarian view of life, is one cares for those one knows, and the all of the rest of humanity one doesn't know, are of no account, as it doesn't help the self to survive.

These men are not protecting the tomb out of jingoism. It is out of a sense of shared humanity, that those who have served in such a way, near death or with death, struggle to find again. Many rituals are this way, births, marriages, funerals, speaking in images what is too painful to express in words.

I don't have any problem with this, but it should not be used as an excuse for more wars and I don't believe it is. Since these are volunteers, they aren't adding to the national debt, or whatever some may complain about.

I have no worries or concerns about those on this duty doing something worthless or dangerous. They are honoring someone who faced the ultimate danger in combat and died from it. They didn't die and are grateful for that. They want to celebrate that someone cared enough to die. Many of us know that some things are more important than our own safety and our lives. There are some things worth sacrifice of many our hopes and dreams to protect others.

Now, it may be argued that the persons were drafted, served not wholly of their free will or well informed opinion. But they were human beings once who enjoyed the warmth of sun and the relief of the rain, the feeling of grass beneath their feet, the love of a mother, perhaps a lover, or the many other pleasures of life. I feel they are guarding those things, not a dead body inside a tomb.

Just my two cents.

Oooh, you sooo better edit/delete that. Not allowed even if it is the psychopathic misogynist.

We don't need to make sexual jokes at her expense, the truth is damning enough...

Coulter: If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about Dems

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.

It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it's the party of women and 'We'll pay for health care and tuition and day care -- and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?'

Coulter has her own voting woes, left unmentioned in the interview, which is intended to promote her latest book, "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans."


A lot more of her illegally voting in Florida, etc. at the link:


http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Coulter_If_we_took_away_womens_1003.html



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