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Anyone else having this problem with Huffington Post

I log onto my desktop today for the first time in a while (normally use my laptop) and I've got ads galore all over the page including down both margins and my computer is running slow and I have a pop up about my computer's performance and it's taking forever to load article.

Well Duh!!!! With all those photos and ads, I'm not surprised. Is this just my computer or is anyone else experiencing ads 'ad nausea' to the point where it's affecting the computer's performance? So far hadn't seen it on any other sites visited before HP.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Mon Apr 14, 2014, 03:58 PM (9 replies)

According to Supreme Court Justice Roberts, yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case

It doesn't matter that the for-profit Corporations like Hobby Lobby religious beliefs may in fact be WRONG about some forms of Birth Control, they only have to BELIEVE that what they "think" or "feel" is correct. If the mandate is overturned based on this type of lunacy, this would be one of the biggest miscarriage of justice in my lifetime.

After all, we already know that these people don't believe in science. They probably still believe that babies come from Storks or by the immaculate conception.

What other areas of case law has been based on "Feelings" and "Beliefs" which are totally personal in nature and unsupported by the facts? I can think of none.

When the police officer pulls me over and writes me out a ticket for speeding, can I go into court and say "Your Honor, I don't "Believe" I was speeding or I don't "Feel" that I was speeding.

If I'm a member of a jury and the medical examiner testifies that the cause of death was A, can I argue in the jury room that as a Christian, I "believe" that the cause of death is actually B.

Jeeeze. Obama Deranged Syndrome is going to be the death of this nation.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Wed Mar 26, 2014, 11:41 AM (5 replies)

Are you listening Democratic member of both Houses of Congress

http://theweek.com/article/index/258728/speedreads-americans-may-finally-be-coming-around-on-obamacare-no-for-real-this-time

Democratic House and Senate members had better take this and run with it. They need to start running ads with this type of stuff NOW. They can't afford to wait until two months before the 2014 election, because the Koch Brothers lies will have already taken hold and be set in stone.

Americans may finally be coming around on ObamaCare. No, for real this time. With only days to go before the end-of-month deadline to obtain health insurance or face a fine, a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Republican calls to overturn the law may be wearing thin. In the survey, only 18 percent of respondents favored repealing the law wholesale, while 11 percent supported repealing it and replacing it with a Republican alternative. Combined, that's a paltry 29 percent who wanted to repeal the law in some form. Meanwhile, 49 percent wanted to keep and improve the law, while another 10 percent said it was good as is — good for a total of 59 percent.

Moreover, the repeal/don't repeal split has grown even more in favor of Democrats since last year. Back in October, 37 percent supported repeal, while 47 percent did not. And importantly for Democrats as they stare down a potentially disastrous election year, the survey found that Americans are warming up to the health-care law now that it has taken hold.


All of which is to say: Republicans might need to find a new issue to flog if they want to maintain their election edge all the way to November.

- - Jon Terbush 4 3 4
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Wed Mar 26, 2014, 10:59 AM (2 replies)

Top 10 miserable states to live in are predominately Red states and in the heart of the Bible Belt

http://homes.yahoo.com/photos/the-nation-s-most-miserable-states-1394413543-slideshow/

The survey is the result of a Well-Being index and surveys residents responses regarding their daily livelihood, health, ability to support themselves and outlook for the next five years and rankings in such categories as:

Well Being
Life Expectency
Pct. Obese
Median household income
Pct with high school diplomas

10. Louisiana
9. Oklahoma
8. Missouri
7. Tennessee
6. Arkansas
5. Ohio
4. Alabama
3. Mississippi
2. Kentucky
1. West Virginia

I'm sure if you polled them, and based on the GOP's priorities, the reason these people are amongst the worst off is because of:


Passage of Obamacare
Dems promotion of long term unemployment benefits
Dems trying to advance an increase in the minimum wage
Unions
The Dept of Education
The EPA
Abortion on demand
Gay Marriage
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:32 AM (7 replies)

I think the Dems need to get tough with their electorate about what is at stake in 2014

should the GOP take control of both houses. This is not your George W. Bush's "Compassionate Conservatism" we're talking about here. This is your " you're on your own", pull the rug out from under the safety net brand of conservatism. Thom Tillis a favorite for Senator for North Carolina doesn't believe that there should be a minimum wage at all.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/26/3655879/thom-tillis-opposes-minimum-wage.html

Dems should lay it out for their constituents on what they can expect. Full repeal of the ACA. Harsh limits on Unemployment Compensation, and the Food Stamp program. Privitization of Social Security. Redistricting on Steroids, as if that is were possible. More legislation drawn up by ALEC and the Koch Brothers. Fracking on steroids. More Keystone Pipelines, traversing our plains on their way to the gulf coast with their refined oil to be shipped out of this country. No more Planned Parenthood funding, and no more right to choose even if the mother's life is at stake. People who take their current rights for granted need to know what they can expect once these people gain unbridled control of both houses of Congress. Barack Obama is the only thing that has kept us out of putting troops on the ground in Egypt, Syria, permanently entranced in Afghanistan, and if John McCain had his way, on the Ukrainian border.

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Mar 7, 2014, 04:19 PM (16 replies)

So John McCain just told Andrea Mitchell that he doesn't see a military option

for Ukraine and Crimea and that he thinks that "... sanctions could really have a serious affect on the Kleptocrats and Oligarchs who are part of Putin's power struggle" What the heck???? What kind of feckless foreign policy is that?

He did suggest that we conduct some military exercises in the Baltic Sea with some of the Baltic nations. So I guess he's suggesting that drawing your gun, when you have no intention of pulling the trigger, and Putin knows you're not going to pull the trigger will have Putin quacking in his boots.

Now that's what I call a feckless foreign policy, John. I'm scared for Putin. NOT
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Mar 7, 2014, 12:35 PM (5 replies)

So the Morning Joe crew were all fawning over the fact the Cruz was able to speak for 18 minutes

without a teleprompter. Oyyyyy!!!!

Ad libbing bullshit comes easy for most people. Most bullshitters I know can go at it for 18 minutes or longer, if permitted to. Cruz is no exception. Talking facts to an audience who is well informed; now that takes effort.
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Mar 7, 2014, 11:17 AM (8 replies)

Now we see what happens when the GOP picks a fight with someone other than food stamp recipients.

This article sums up in a nutshell the phrase "whose your daddy?"

"Wall Street is warning Washington Republicans: The money spigot is turning off.

Rep. Dave Camp’s tax proposal — which jacked up taxes on banks and threatens the bottom line of some major private equity players in New York — has infuriated donors in high finance.

Big banks want to turn Republicans against the bank tax. The situation puts the party at risk of seeing a reliable source of campaign cash dry up right in the middle of a critical election year.

The tax proposal itself is not even expected to get a vote in the House, since it’s so unpopular among most Republicans. That Wall Street would react so ferociously to a dead-end bill is a reminder of how hard a powerful player is willing to fight to protect its interests in Washington.

Some House Republicans are already trying to calm the waters.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told lobbyists at a lunch in D.C. Thursday that Camp’s bill was merely a “draft.” One lobbyist in attendance got the impression Cantor thought the plan was going nowhere. Rory Cooper, Cantor’s spokesman, said he didn’t say this “directly or indirectly.”

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said that since the legislation isn’t going to be voted on — lawmakers can use it as a talking point“It allows you to tell your energy people ‘Look, I’m on your side,’” Cole said. “It lets you distance yourself from parts that are unpopular.”

Even before the draft was released, leadership was trying to make the case that this was only the beginning of a long discussion on tax policy. Boehner’s chief of staff Mike Sommers and policy director David Stewart huddled with roughly 50 lobbyists in Naples, Fla., earlier this month after the NRCC retreat. Camp’s tax package was causing a lot of consternation. People attending the meeting walked away with the impression that the bill, which many were nervous about, would not see any floor time.

Other Republicans are trying to isolate Camp, saying it’s his draft, and doesn’t represent the view of the party, writ large.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/wall-street-republicans-dave-camp-bank-tax-reform-104065.html#ixzz2udAp33DD
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Feb 28, 2014, 11:12 AM (4 replies)

Is there already a discussion thread on DU about the New Republic article on Christie? If so where?

Fascinating stuff, but already it has taken me all morning to read it. It's a long one. Don't want to start another thread if there is one already.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116601/chris-christies-rise-and-fall
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:08 PM (7 replies)

Compelling article on Huff Post article written by a used-to-have.

I guess Huff Post is doing a series of articles written by those who are chronically unemployed. Today's story is written by a free-lance writer named Kathleen Ann, a former corporatist, with a degree from a prestigest university. I haven't read any of the other articles but I was moved the most by the comments of those who are also used-to-haves.

"...I'm lucky to be in Massachusetts, where my health care is paid for, and fortunate to be of sound health and mind. But on days when I feel hopeless, I can envision myself 20 years from now, living in hardscrabble poverty. Female friends my age who are in similar financial circumstances are terrified of the future. If we can't get decent paying jobs today, there's little hope of getting a corporate job with benefits in the future. And during the past few years as we've struggled, we went through all of our savings, 401(k)s and anything left in the bottoms of our pocketbooks. So we can see ourselves as old, pathetic bent-over women, living in bus shelters, our ragged belongings in supermarket carts. ..."


I worry about my three children, all adults, college grads, and thankfully employed; at least for today. The fact that the GOP members of congress have sat on their collective behinds for the past 5 years, with their "let them eat cake mentality" and done nothing to help this economy create and grow jobs that will pay a living wage, should have us all storming the halls of congress.

With the lazy a$$, false equivalency reporting, lame stream media, continuing to perpetuate the myth that both sides are to blame, and that things might be better if President Obama just smoozed a little more with members of the opposite party, (the party who by the way was plotting their do-nothing-agenda on inauguration day 2009) defies logic. The fact that the GOP made it clear from day one that their goal was to make Barack Obama a one-term-president, evidently at even their own constituents expense, continues to defy logic that they haven't been run out of town long ago. And now the pious Sen Tom Coburn, says he wants to assemble a Constitutional Congress (once he's out of office) to downsize the role of government while he continues to draw a salary for the remainder of the calendar year, for being a member of the least productive congress in the history of the institution is appalling.

America had better wake up. What's left of the middle class had better wake up. Working people in the Red States had better wake up and see that the Koch Brothers and their ilk don't give a damn about whether you live or die, sink or swim. Working class people of America from Red States and Blue States had better come together, and turn back the advances of the Oligarchs before it's too late.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathleen-ann/american-used-to-haves_b_4732434.html#closeOverlay
Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Fri Feb 7, 2014, 10:52 AM (4 replies)
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