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51. Running our government as the Constitution intended.
Isn't Obama a Constitutional scholar? I'd say it's time for him to go to work. Also everything else you listed. K&R
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  -I AM OF THE LOONY LEFT- Here's What I Want Orwellian_Ghost  Aug-25-09 01:20 PM   #0 
  - Add to that.  lapfog_1   Aug-25-09 01:23 PM   #1 
  - Once we have all that, we can start wanting more stuff! Utopia is always just out of reach.  timeforpeace   Aug-25-09 02:46 PM   #44 
  - Utopia IS, in fact, always just out of reach, what with humans being imperfectable  Ken Burch   Aug-25-09 08:02 PM   #124 
  - Is Utopia a brand of vodia? Goes good with a little lime. nt  rhett o rick   Aug-25-09 10:17 PM   #149 
  - Disatisfaction drives the economy.  grahamhgreen   Aug-26-09 12:54 AM   #164 
  - Well said, Ken! nt  Kitty Herder   Aug-26-09 07:07 AM   #183 
  - Then 'utopia' is just another word for 'heaven', in a kaleidescope within which...  bridgit   Aug-26-09 09:12 AM   #190 
  - Wish List  Dr_Willie_Feelgood   Aug-26-09 01:32 AM   #168 
  - Yes!  Enthusiast   Aug-25-09 03:02 PM   #49 
  - You commie madman!!!  YOY   Aug-25-09 01:25 PM   #2 
  - Lifetime free education  kenfrequed   Aug-25-09 02:18 PM   #29 
  - YOY: Hear, hear to all of that! Excellent additions. n/t  Laelth   Aug-25-09 04:06 PM   #60 
  - Elimination of Corporate Personhood.  alittlelark   Aug-25-09 01:25 PM   #3 
  - YES!!! n/t  intheflow   Aug-25-09 01:44 PM   #17 
  - Yes!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-25-09 02:08 PM   #26 
  - +1  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-25-09 02:28 PM   #32 
  - +1000000000  TheCoxwain   Aug-25-09 02:37 PM   #38 
  - +1, Lark! nt  Enthusiast   Aug-25-09 03:03 PM   #50 
  - A generous billion thumbs up.  Kaleko   Aug-25-09 06:08 PM   #88 
  - +00110110 n/t  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:36 PM   #96 
  - Yes! My first thought! (nt)  scarletwoman   Aug-25-09 06:39 PM   #97 
  - ABSOFRIGGINLOUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-09 07:16 PM   #111 
  - +1 x 10^15  ima_sinnic   Aug-25-09 07:20 PM   #113 
  - Hell yea!  daleanime   Aug-25-09 07:45 PM   #119 
  - Single most important change we could make, IMO.  uberllama42   Aug-25-09 10:01 PM   #145 
  - Have any politicians actually shown an awareness of the importance of this?  lib_wit_it   Aug-26-09 02:10 AM   #171 
  - +1  The Doctor.   Aug-26-09 12:06 AM   #157 
  - Awww. But corporations are people, too. Ruthless, nasty, selfish, hateful, greedy people. Kind of  lib_wit_it   Aug-26-09 02:09 AM   #170 
  - You left out immune to the law and immortal. n/t  Greyhound   Aug-26-09 02:09 PM   #217 
     - My bad. Very bad.  lib_wit_it   Aug-26-09 03:30 PM   #219 
  - Bingo!  stlsaxman   Aug-26-09 07:41 AM   #186 
  - Amen . . .  janet118   Aug-26-09 09:58 AM   #199 
  - YES.  barbtries   Aug-26-09 11:12 AM   #203 
  - That is another mechanism that is driving slavery... Get rid of it.  midnight   Aug-26-09 12:16 PM   #211 
  - - A pony. n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Aug-25-09 01:26 PM   #4 
  - My cousin in socialist Sweden afforded a pony for his daughter.  Festivito   Aug-25-09 01:39 PM   #14 
  - and ponies get rounded up, and sold off, or euthanized  Voice for Peace   Aug-25-09 06:55 PM   #103 
     - Let's just say it...sometimes ponies end up here:  Ken Burch   Aug-25-09 08:09 PM   #128 
        - augh... blue dog dogfood  Voice for Peace   Aug-25-09 08:26 PM   #133 
  - No need for a pony  Orwellian_Ghost   Aug-25-09 02:08 PM   #25 
  - My thoughts are that your thoughts are self-righteous and trite. n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Aug-25-09 05:09 PM   #75 
  - This from the person who wants a pony?  alittlelark   Aug-25-09 08:02 PM   #125 
  - WTF?!!  Duppers   Aug-25-09 09:01 PM   #136 
  - Spoken like a true corporatist DLC stooge  PVnRT   Aug-26-09 06:02 AM   #180 
  - do you mean national health insurance for pets?  Voice for Peace   Aug-25-09 08:31 PM   #135 
  - No thoughts, just snark. How very typical.  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:45 PM   #98 
  - According to the righties, people like you are.....  Nitrogenica   Aug-25-09 01:27 PM   #5 
  - It seems like just decent and just things  Orwellian_Ghost   Aug-25-09 01:34 PM   #9 
  - Agree, average American that the media portrays as Leftist Extremist.  harun   Aug-25-09 01:40 PM   #15 
  - recommend -- a tax/government/legal system  xchrom   Aug-25-09 01:28 PM   #6 
  - And. pull the plug on Rush Limbaugh  ashling   Aug-25-09 01:28 PM   #7 
  - I would go for putting him in a zoo with a microphone &  Jackpine Radical   Aug-25-09 06:17 PM   #90 
     - Put Rush in a zoo...  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-09 07:21 PM   #114 
        - I remember that scene from the movie Trading Places.  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-26-09 02:18 AM   #172 
  - I agree with about 90% of that. I guess I'm loony, too  PVnRT   Aug-25-09 01:28 PM   #8 
  - Paid manatory 4 week vacation  barbiegeek   Aug-25-09 01:34 PM   #10 
  - That would reduce mental health costs. nt  Enthusiast   Aug-25-09 03:06 PM   #52 
  - Seriously! nt  The Hope Mobile   Aug-25-09 06:05 PM   #87 
  - Make it 6 and we have a deal  Chisox08   Aug-25-09 10:49 PM   #151 
  - Superb list, here is mine  harun   Aug-25-09 01:34 PM   #11 
  - +1. n/t  truedelphi   Aug-26-09 11:35 AM   #205 
  - oh mannn!  Rhysling09   Aug-25-09 01:36 PM   #12 
  - Oops, guess that's VELveeta!  Rhysling09   Aug-25-09 01:39 PM   #13 
     - I LOVE Velveeta! n/t  PSzymeczek   Aug-25-09 08:22 PM   #132 
  - Why you no good WINGNUT conspiracy theorist WHINER!  Echo In Light   Aug-25-09 01:41 PM   #16 
  - We can do all that. But the people who OWN GOVERNMENT say, ''We can't.''  Octafish   Aug-25-09 01:52 PM   #18 
  - Excellent additions. Hear, hear! n/t  Laelth   Aug-25-09 04:09 PM   #61 
  - ''...nor tolerate those who do.''  Octafish   Aug-26-09 12:01 AM   #156 
  - Oh I like that first one...  daleanime   Aug-25-09 07:57 PM   #120 
     - Poppy never answered where he was on November 22, 1963.  Octafish   Aug-26-09 12:22 AM   #161 
  - Crazy stuff, well beyond loony in the eyes of the true-believer in this RW land  indepat   Aug-25-09 01:53 PM   #19 
  - Mostly agree but I think we need to establish some presence in  angry old white man   Aug-25-09 01:57 PM   #20 
  - Welcome to DU.  Laelth   Aug-25-09 04:10 PM   #62 
  - Welcome to DU - I agree with most of what you say  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-26-09 11:53 AM   #206 
  - EEK!!! Too liberal!! Impractical!! You don't understand!! Conform!!!  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-25-09 02:00 PM   #21 
  - And those appeals often stem from those who make A LOT more $ than those they claim are impractical  Echo In Light   Aug-25-09 02:03 PM   #23 
  - What an alarmist, elitist fear-monger!  bobbolink   Aug-25-09 02:41 PM   #42 
  - Summing everything up...  John Kerry VonErich   Aug-25-09 02:02 PM   #22 
  - How are any of these things not possible under our current constitution?  14thColony   Aug-25-09 02:31 PM   #35 
  - The arguement of unspecification.  John Kerry VonErich   Aug-25-09 04:28 PM   #66 
     - Which, again, has what to do with The Constitution? n/t  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:47 PM   #100 
  - I am all for that. The old one doesn't work any more.  Xenotime   Aug-25-09 04:37 PM   #67 
  - See, we can't  Rhysling09   Aug-25-09 02:05 PM   #24 
  - Welcome to DU.  Laelth   Aug-25-09 04:04 PM   #59 
  - Oh noes....  daleanime   Aug-25-09 08:01 PM   #122 
     - Is That The Geebus Who Was A LIBERAL??? N/T  ChiciB1   Aug-26-09 09:47 AM   #198 
  - I guess that makes me crazy, too.  mudplanet   Aug-25-09 02:13 PM   #27 
  - I am NOT a Crazy Left person and I disagree with your loony left list .......  Stinky The Clown   Aug-25-09 02:16 PM   #28 
  - On the 4 day work week:  wickerwoman   Aug-25-09 05:32 PM   #81 
  - A two - three day work week would also  waiting for hope   Aug-25-09 08:13 PM   #129 
  - I also would be happy with the CIA on a TIGHT leash  DireStrike   Aug-25-09 06:24 PM   #92 
  - Read the CIA and the Cult of Intelligence before you say we "need" the CIA  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-25-09 09:24 PM   #140 
  - I'm kind of with you, although the 4 day work week sounds nice  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-26-09 11:56 AM   #207 
  - I agree with all of that, and do you one better:  superduperfarleft   Aug-25-09 02:19 PM   #30 
  - I'm part of the sane left...  SidDithers   Aug-25-09 02:23 PM   #31 
  - I'm good with the whole list!  14thColony   Aug-25-09 02:29 PM   #33 
  - Hurrah for HOUSING!!! From your keyboard to the monitor of the goddesss!  bobbolink   Aug-25-09 02:31 PM   #34 
  - Oh  Libertas1776   Aug-25-09 02:35 PM   #36 
  - i love you...nt  xiamiam   Aug-25-09 02:35 PM   #37 
  - Oh my god ... I just had an ORGASM!!!!  TheCoxwain   Aug-25-09 02:37 PM   #39 
  - I'm thowing down the gauntlet, big boy. I bet I can out LEFT you!  bobbolink   Aug-25-09 02:37 PM   #40 
  - Nice try but...  Orwellian_Ghost   Aug-25-09 02:51 PM   #45 
  - my whole list has been mentioned in this thread, so I'll just...  mike_c   Aug-25-09 02:40 PM   #41 
  - As long as that list also eliminates the person-hood of the corporations.....  winyanstaz   Aug-25-09 02:44 PM   #43 
  - Wow, IMO those are all good!  mvd   Aug-25-09 02:52 PM   #46 
  - wotta nut.  Hannah Bell   Aug-25-09 02:54 PM   #47 
  - Public funded elections  Enthusiast   Aug-25-09 03:01 PM   #48 
  - +1 - the root of the problem starts there.  waiting for hope   Aug-25-09 08:06 PM   #127 
  - Running our government as the Constitution intended.  Cleita   Aug-25-09 03:04 PM   #51 
  - A FLAT TAX! A *FLAT* 2% Wealth Tax over $5 million. n/t  FormerDittoHead   Aug-25-09 03:10 PM   #53 
  - Flat tax is unfair. It hurts those on the bottom more. n/t  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-09 07:17 PM   #112 
     - You'd think "progressives" would understand REGRESSIVE TAXES by now, wouldn't you?  bobbolink   Aug-25-09 08:13 PM   #130 
     - I'll assume you're making a joke in the reply to my msg about *WEALTH* taxes. n/t  FormerDittoHead   Aug-25-09 09:49 PM   #142 
  - Here:  bvar22   Aug-25-09 03:10 PM   #54 
  - nationalize the radio and tv airwaves  corkhead   Aug-25-09 03:13 PM   #55 
  - Luv It!!! k&r  jannyk   Aug-25-09 03:21 PM   #56 
  - Stricter food safety laws, for one  TommyPaine   Aug-25-09 03:34 PM   #57 
  - Excellent list, for starters. k&r n/t  Laelth   Aug-25-09 04:04 PM   #58 
  - I'd vote for ya! n/t  drmeow   Aug-25-09 04:11 PM   #63 
  - Repeal the USA PATRIOT Act  amb123   Aug-25-09 04:16 PM   #64 
  - Here's what I also want  Jkid   Aug-25-09 04:17 PM   #65 
  - Adding.....  Xenotime   Aug-25-09 04:46 PM   #68 
  - Now that's what I call the real Looney Left lol  grantcart   Aug-25-09 05:05 PM   #73 
  - No, it means the poster is being sarcastic and trollish.  superduperfarleft   Aug-25-09 05:23 PM   #79 
     - Thanks for the clarification.  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:54 PM   #102 
        - Never underestimate the power of denial n/t  Echo In Light   Aug-26-09 09:32 AM   #193 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-09 06:29 PM   #94 
  - FAIL. (nt)  scarletwoman   Aug-25-09 06:52 PM   #101 
  - *cough*bullshit*cough*  Warren Stupidity   Aug-25-09 08:01 PM   #123 
  - you forgot mandatory euthanasia for old or sick people,  Voice for Peace   Aug-25-09 08:29 PM   #134 
  - Here's a HUGE one  lark   Aug-25-09 04:47 PM   #69 
  - How about simply doing what The Constitution intended?  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:57 PM   #106 
  - I am with you 100% n/t k*r  autorank   Aug-25-09 05:03 PM   #70 
  - i'll take basic social safety net mechanisms WAY before 4-day work week.  inna   Aug-25-09 05:04 PM   #71 
  - Put it in your journal and post it on your refrigerator as a "TO DO" list. nt  Piewhacket   Aug-25-09 05:04 PM   #72 
  - Eradication of factory farming and big corps influence over farming  Rosa Luxemburg   Aug-25-09 05:06 PM   #74 
  - K&R nt  Mithreal   Aug-25-09 05:12 PM   #76 
  - In other words, you are a Democrat  Jakes Progress   Aug-25-09 05:15 PM   #77 
  - That's not the Democratic Party I see.  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 07:00 PM   #108 
     - That is the gist of my post. nt  Jakes Progress   Aug-25-09 09:52 PM   #143 
  - Now thats the America I thought I chose to be born in.  dbonds   Aug-25-09 05:19 PM   #78 
  - K&R from another Loony Lefty who agrees 100% (n/t)  CrawlingChaos   Aug-25-09 05:32 PM   #80 
  - HAND-COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS nt  HomerRamone   Aug-25-09 05:33 PM   #82 
  - It makes me feel good  JenGatherer   Aug-25-09 05:36 PM   #83 
  - Marriage equality. n/t  muffin1   Aug-25-09 05:38 PM   #84 
  - Dismantle our nuclear weapons program;  wickerwoman   Aug-25-09 05:41 PM   #85 
  - But Wait A Minute..........  ChoppinBroccoli   Aug-25-09 05:59 PM   #86 
  - The disconnect is simply staggering, isn't it?  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 07:05 PM   #109 
  - I'm In !!!  WillyT   Aug-25-09 06:12 PM   #89 
  - knr!~  tekisui   Aug-25-09 06:23 PM   #91 
  - That'll do for starters,  TBF   Aug-25-09 06:27 PM   #93 
  - Not bad at all. I would replace the CIA with a new organization tasked with the original function  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 06:35 PM   #95 
  - The "original function" of the CIA has ALWAYS been to serve the interests of the "parasite class".  scarletwoman   Aug-25-09 07:29 PM   #116 
     - And let me add Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hitman to the recommended reading:  Jackpine Radical   Aug-26-09 08:19 AM   #188 
     - I should have said the original stated function. We do need covert information gathering  Greyhound   Aug-26-09 02:15 PM   #218 
  - A very strong climate change legislation to stop the USA contribution to  MasonJar   Aug-25-09 06:47 PM   #99 
  - great list  Voice for Peace   Aug-25-09 06:56 PM   #104 
  - A few to add from a fellow loon  green917   Aug-25-09 06:56 PM   #105 
  - Regarding your "Apollo Project", you would probably be amazed at how cheaply  Greyhound   Aug-25-09 07:09 PM   #110 
     - I do know how little it would cost  green917   Aug-25-09 09:02 PM   #137 
        - Only about 10% of the "officially stated" military budget.  Greyhound   Aug-26-09 09:39 AM   #196 
  - Elimination of private prison corporations  Initech   Aug-25-09 07:00 PM   #107 
  - Bring back tariffs, and get rid of taxes  RoccoR5955   Aug-25-09 07:24 PM   #115 
  - I think the 4 day work week can be arranged.  Butch350   Aug-25-09 07:34 PM   #117 
  - And...  mckara   Aug-25-09 07:36 PM   #118 
  - That'll do.  Warren Stupidity   Aug-25-09 07:57 PM   #121 
  - Democratic control of major economic decisions and democratic management of enterprises  Ken Burch   Aug-25-09 08:03 PM   #126 
  - One issue  DonCoquixote   Aug-25-09 10:08 PM   #146 
     - That's a pretty sweeping assumption  Ken Burch   Aug-25-09 10:12 PM   #147 
     - No  DonCoquixote   Aug-26-09 01:26 AM   #167 
     - Funny, I've found this to be more true of management than the workers. Especially on the listening  lib_wit_it   Aug-26-09 02:29 AM   #175 
  - Repealing Reagan Era Tax Policies  Motown_Johnny   Aug-25-09 08:16 PM   #131 
  - sounds good to me  Amos Moses   Aug-25-09 09:15 PM   #138 
  - All nice, but it would take more than 8 years given the country we have now  treestar   Aug-25-09 09:19 PM   #139 
  - American companies hire Americans as employees  windoe   Aug-25-09 09:32 PM   #141 
  - Nationalizing the energy industry  Hugabear   Aug-25-09 09:59 PM   #144 
  - Yes, very elitist  steelmania75   Aug-25-09 10:15 PM   #148 
  - That's a good start. nt  rhett o rick   Aug-25-09 10:18 PM   #150 
  - K & R - Great List!  jonestonesusa   Aug-25-09 10:56 PM   #152 
  - Also Add  Chisox08   Aug-25-09 11:03 PM   #153 
  - Well we could replace the CIA with CNN and be better off. (n/t)  spin   Aug-25-09 11:13 PM   #154 
  - and bring back the fairness doctrine, and declassify immediately all documents on the Kennedy  digidigido   Aug-25-09 11:58 PM   #155 
  - Great List! Only thing I'd add is addressing Global Warming in a big way.  earth mom   Aug-26-09 12:09 AM   #158 
  - you are such a horrible person  MrsBrady   Aug-26-09 12:10 AM   #159 
  - Slightly less looney left of center here  Autonomy   Aug-26-09 12:13 AM   #160 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Aug-26-09 12:50 AM   #162 
  - Ending poverty and homelessness.Prosecuting crimes committed under the previous administration - inc  grahamhgreen   Aug-26-09 12:53 AM   #163 
  - A Futuristic Utopia  Mosaic   Aug-26-09 01:17 AM   #165 
  - U Dangerous!  Political Heretic   Aug-26-09 01:23 AM   #166 
  - I only have one thing to add - Mandatory Labeling of GMO Food Ingredients  Grinchie   Aug-26-09 01:54 AM   #169 
  - To go with free college education:  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-26-09 02:22 AM   #173 
  - A Senator named Fred Harris ran on an almost identical platform in 1976  democrat2thecore   Aug-26-09 02:24 AM   #174 
  - Where can I find his political platform?  Jkid   Aug-26-09 07:38 PM   #221 
     - I have some stuff  democrat2thecore   Aug-26-09 11:52 PM   #222 
  - Imagine no religion.  lib_wit_it   Aug-26-09 02:34 AM   #176 
  - You're not loony, you're Dutch!  BB1   Aug-26-09 03:38 AM   #177 
  - Why do you hate Obama?  info being   Aug-26-09 03:47 AM   #178 
  - I'm a loonie leftie too!  BEZERKO   Aug-26-09 06:01 AM   #179 
  - You have my vote.  Vidar   Aug-26-09 06:52 AM   #181 
  - K&R  pleah   Aug-26-09 06:57 AM   #182 
  - Another loony here, in complete agreement with you. nt  Kitty Herder   Aug-26-09 07:09 AM   #184 
  - A Truth Commission convened specifically to examine and investigate the  Raster   Aug-26-09 07:12 AM   #185 
  - Excellent list- glad to see "Public funding of elections"- THE #1 need (after single-payer)  stlsaxman   Aug-26-09 07:55 AM   #187 
  - With fist upraised...  StarfarerBill   Aug-26-09 08:44 AM   #189 
  - You are close to infringing on my nick name!  L0oniX   Aug-26-09 09:28 AM   #191 
  - signing on...  Blue_Tires   Aug-26-09 09:30 AM   #192 
  - Economic Justice  marias23   Aug-26-09 09:36 AM   #194 
  - Talk about utopian fantasy  pundaint   Aug-26-09 09:58 AM   #200 
  - I, too, am the "looney left." I'll add:  LWolf   Aug-26-09 09:39 AM   #195 
  - Hear, Hear For The LOONIES!!! As A Boomer, We DID Make "Some"  ChiciB1   Aug-26-09 09:41 AM   #197 
  - Some things yes some things not so much.  DWilliamsamh   Aug-26-09 11:03 AM   #201 
  - i couldn't find one item on your list  barbtries   Aug-26-09 11:09 AM   #202 
  - the "solidarity" image is sweet irony.  mkultra   Aug-26-09 11:12 AM   #204 
  - i'm just a loony at you are  noiretextatique   Aug-26-09 12:07 PM   #208 
  - Wow. I like the way the loony left thinks. You thought of everything  midnight   Aug-26-09 12:14 PM   #209 
  - My edits to the list:  jpljr77   Aug-26-09 12:15 PM   #210 
  - Took me a while to click  libodem   Aug-26-09 12:20 PM   #212 
  - Excellent!  blossomstar   Aug-26-09 01:09 PM   #213 
  - One more on the lunatic fringe. Solidarity.  f the letter   Aug-26-09 01:12 PM   #214 
  - I want this  BOG PERSON   Aug-26-09 01:52 PM   #215 
  - Excellent list Orwellian_Ghost  Xicano   Aug-26-09 02:05 PM   #216 
  - Kick  maryf   Aug-26-09 03:52 PM   #220 
  - Excellent list  Orwellian_Ghost   Aug-27-09 09:26 PM   #223 
 

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