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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
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About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

GM’s First Female CEO Will Make Half Of What Her Predecessor Made

They have to take the cost of that broken glass ceiling out of her check.


In December, General Motors (GM) made headlines for picking Mary Barra to replace Dan Akerson as its new CEO. That meant she would not only be the first woman at the helm of the carmaker, but any global carmaker.

But while she may have shattered that glass ceiling, her pay is another story. Looking at the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Elizabeth MacDonald notes that Barra will be paid $4.4 million in total compensation, which includes a base salary of $1.6 million. Akerson, on the other hand, made an estimated $9 million, with a $1.7 million base salary and $7.3 million in stock. That means Barra will make less than half of what he made. In fact, Akerson will continue to make more as her, as GM will pay him $4.68 million as an outside senior adviser.

Worse, Barra comes to the job with an outsized amount of previous experience. She’s been with the company since 1980 and was most recently serving as senior vice president of global product development. Akerson, on the other hand, came into the role without a background running a car company, previously serving as a managing director of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, although he has been on GM’s board since 2009.

A GM spokesman told MacDonald that Barra’s compensation could increase after shareholders vote in June on her long-term incentive compensation.
....more at link

I think Bruno Mars should come back out for an encore set and these guys can finish the game in the

parking lot.

The Seahawks are a great team but Peyton Manning is the symbolic leader of this Super Bowl...

A lot of Americans identify with Manning and what he represents this year.
He is the Labor/Union Poster boy of the Big Game this year.

Peyton is playing for everyone who was ever fired from a company where they had dedicated their whole career only to be sent packing prematurely.

Peyton is also playing for everyone who wakes up a little older each day and says "Hey that (knee, hip, back) didn't hurt yesterday".

Lastly, if Peyton loses the folks in Omaha, Nebraska will be crushed.

Give big political speech on Tuesday. Some Americans applaud, others jeer.

Football game on Sunday and Monday all's forgotten. Thank you beer.


Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? (Poll)

We all know the makers of beer and party food are the real winners this weekend but who do DU'ers think will win the "big game" this weekend?

Is it me or there a corollary between Chuck Todd's receding credibility and hairline?

As his credibility and fairness faded away so did his hair?
I call it a karma balance.

Like Pinocchio, with hair, but in reverse.
The more he lies the less he gets to keep.

MSNBCwhere my hair went?

The party that is arguing religious freedom over birth control also fights to keep mosques out of

their towns in Tennessee and other places.
So religious freedom is just another term converted for hypocritical use by the GOP..

MSNBC is screwing up Alex Wagner's new show in the same way they did Chris Hayes.

I get it MSNBC you like talking heads.
You like solo interviews with "newsmakers" ie politicians, after lunch and in the evening.

But this is the 2nd time Now.
You have taken another host who is smart and personable, that gets successful on your network with a show based on a round table discussion with a variety of guests and "promoted" them into a boring solo talking head show.

I loved Up with Chris Hayes on the weekends but the new format does not entice me or many of those veiwers.
The same goes for the new NOW with Alex Wagner.

It's a format that works for Matthews, Rachel and O'Donnell but Hayes and Wagner can do more with the time you you have given them and as one of their fans that's what I expect.
But you are not letting them be the anchor that made me a fan of theirs in the first place!
And this is the 2nd time MSNBC so that means it's totally you, not me.

If you allow Alex and Chris to spread their wings like they have done in the past I'll fly along but now I'm just going to leave the TV off during the day again.

The current Supreme Court is a joke.

The rank hypocrisy of the current court is over the top.
They will not protect businesses like Planned Parenthood that have employees and patients assaulted and killed with a safe zone but the SCOTUS has a bigger one so fuck you citizens.

Also Justice Scalia says female patients have no rights if a right-wing Christian wants to "counsel" or harass them for getting an abortion.

The thing I don't believe about Christie's bridge scandal....

Is the "why?"
Why would a GOP Gov expect, ask for or want the endorsement of a Democratic Mayor?
It's the thing I haven't believed from the start.
There's got to be another reason but I'll be damned if I know why.
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