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Is this just not fuckin' amazing?

Silas can donate now!!!

Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:52 PM (13 replies)

This is why we love Bill Maher!

Posted by Playinghardball | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:46 PM (1 replies)

Shepard Fairey Endorses Bernie: Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Wants Campaign Finance Reform

Soon after artist Shepard Fairey screen printed 700 posters of then-Sen. Barack Obama in four colors in 2008, the image went viral and ultimately became one of the most recognizable symbols of the next president. The message was clear: The Illinois senator was cool, progressive and a tantalizing prospect for real change in an American political system that had been bogged down for years by foreign wars.

olitical pundits have been quick to draw comparisons between that 2008 campaign and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ insurgent presidential bid in 2016. Like Obama eight years ago, Sanders energizes young voters with cult-like devotion, has a wildly successful grassroots organization and packs stadiums with screaming fans. But, after years of growing frustration with the president for attempting compromise without getting results on issues like curbing the overt influence of money in politics, Fairey is no longer solidly in Obama's corner. Sanders — a persistent proponent of campaign finance reform — is now his champion.

“Even though I agreed with almost all of Obama’s proposed policies as a campaigner … I was disappointed in his approach to fundraising. However, I recognized his pragmatism when Hillary Clinton was taking contributions from moneyed interests and so were the Republicans,” Fairey, 45, who officially endorsed Sanders last month, said in an email interview this week. “Sanders will be different because he is already different. He’s not accepting corporate donations or allowing the creation of super PACs.”

More here: http://www.ibtimes.com/shepard-fairey-endorses-bernie-sanders-obama-hope-poster-artist-wants-campaign-2294845
Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:49 PM (2 replies)

Dear Hillary,

Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:29 PM (10 replies)

Take your pick...

Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 05:24 PM (2 replies)

How many of you are sick and tired of the puppet politicians?

I'm tired of them, especially Hillary...

12 Numbers Which Prove That Americans Are Sick And Tired Of Politics As Usual

The American people are increasingly waking up to the fact that nothing ever seems to change in Washington D.C. no matter which political party is in power. In fact, as you will see later on in this article, an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither party “represents the American people”. Over the past several decades, we have sent a Bush, a Clinton, another Bush and an Obama to the White House, but the policies coming out of Washington have remained pretty much the same the entire time. The mainstream media would have us believe that the Republicans and the Democrats are constantly fighting like cats and dogs, but the truth is that the Republicans want to take us to the same place that the Democrats want to take us – just a little more slowly perhaps. And behind the scenes, Republicans and Democrats have a good time with one another and they are ultimately controlled by the same set of oligarchs. The Americans people are really starting to recognize what a sham our system has become, and the numbers show that they are quite fed up with it.

I truly wish that things were different. When I was much younger, I was actively involved in politics and I enthusiastically campaigned for certain candidates. But then when they got to Washington D.C., they never did most of the things that they promised to do during their campaigns.

I was quite bewildered by this. At the time, I concluded that we just needed to send even more “good politicians” to D.C. and then things would finally turn around.

But things never did turn around. No matter which party had the upper hand, the same garbage continued to spew forth from Washington.

Ultimately, like millions of other Americans, I have come to see that there is not really much of a difference between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on one side, and John Boehner, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and Jeb Bush on the other side.

Sure, if you listen to their campaign speeches you might be tempted to think that they were polar opposites, but when you watch what they actually do there is not that much that really separates them.

Fortunately, large numbers of Americans are starting to see through this disgusting charade. Most of our politicians are con men that tell us what we want to hear during their campaigns, and then after they are elected they forget all about us. Dissatisfaction with these politicians has risen to unprecedented levels in recent years, and that could be a good thing. The following are 12 numbers which prove that Americans are sick and tired of politics as usual…

#1 A national Rasmussen Reports survey has found that an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither major political party “represents the American people”.

#2 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, only 29 percent of Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction.

#3 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, Americans disapprove of the job that Barack Obama is doing by a 52.2 to 43.7 percent margin.

#4 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, Americans disapprove of the job that Congress is doing by a 77.6 percent to 14.2 percent margin.

More here:http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/12-numbers-which-prove-that-americans-are-sick-and-tired-of-politics-as-usual
Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 03:19 PM (5 replies)

'SNL' audience feels the Bern


CNN)It happened at about two minutes into a sketch about the Titanic. Bernie Sanders and Larry David finally shared the stage on "Saturday Night Live." And the audience exploded!

Having worked at "SNL" for eight seasons from the late 1990s to mid-2000s, I can tell you that the cheers Sanders received were off the charts, even compared to special appearances by A-list celebrities. Bernie Sanders has morphed from a political figure into a mixture of pop culture icon and folk hero.

What was interesting/painful about Saturday's "SNL" was that the show's producers made us wait to see Bernie. Everyone knew he would be there. Most, including myself, expected to see him in the cold open, likely yelling out in his Brooklyn accent the iconic words, "Live from New York it's Saturday night!"
Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:54 PM (20 replies)

(Video) Senator Bernie Sanders Responds to One Vote '16

Senator Bernie Sanders shares with ONE Vote ’16 his plans, if elected president, to solve wealth and income inequality to address extreme poverty....
Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:47 PM (2 replies)

How to become an atheist.....

Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:39 PM (5 replies)

Coolest billboard ever.....

Posted by Playinghardball | Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:34 PM (14 replies)
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