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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Duge Butler Jr.
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 12:13 AM
Number of posts: 13,462

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Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Star Wars/Transformers fan. Hopeless news & politics "junkie" and wannabe writer. Married with children/step-children.

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It's not as if poor people can afford to buy "healthy" food. However, usually, the "concern" tends to be that people on Food Stamps are getting Steak and Crab and eating better than the rest of us hard-working stiffs (see Reagan's Cadillac welfare queens)

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Feb 21, 2015, 10:16 PM (0 replies)

Can somebody please buy these guys (and, presumably some gals) a freakin' clue?

How do they not realize who (mostly) runs the GOP nowadays and their position on GLBT equality? There are a *small* handful of Republicans whom are GLBT-friendly but none of them are in leadership roles and none of them will be writing the platform. Are a few tax breaks REALLY worth belonging to a party that will take their votes, but hate them and will not only ignore their needs (and basic humanity) but actively work against them. *SMH*
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:34 PM (0 replies)

After the disaster that was the Bush (P)residency

I think that we, the American public, are ENTITLED to know exactly how all of our candidates, but especially Presidential candidates, intend to manage our foreign policy once elected.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 10:20 AM (0 replies)


Well, I guess it's better that she acknowledged upfront that she is a bigot (and has no desire/interest in growing and changing her bigoted beliefs) but such considerations shouldn't even come into play when practicing medicine. I work in the Social Work field and if people can't tolerate working with certain groups of people, they are discouraged from even moving forward in their education in the field. Hopefully, she (somehow) gets blacklisted. Who knows what other kind of people she "objects" to on religious grounds? It seems like legislatures pushing "right to discriminate" measures are, predictably, helping embolden people to do stuff like this. Not really surprised that now we're starting to see stuff like this.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:20 AM (1 replies)

Agreed. WTF

Gary Varvel? His offensive toons show up in my Gannett Newspaper too (Indianapolis Star)
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:10 AM (1 replies)


Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 12:44 AM (0 replies)


I was wondering if somebody else was thinking about this.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 11:06 PM (0 replies)

Their "We're going to pretend to care about what big business does" schtick is already getting old

If she were a Republican AG nominee, I would think that they'd practically applaud her (and/or maybe criticize her for doing *too much*). They only care about what big business does in its spare time as much as they do about income inequality insofar as to how they think it hurts Democrats (whom have been the only ones worried about these problems and trying to do things about them) politically.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Feb 14, 2015, 10:27 AM (0 replies)

"how are we going to get people out of bed to vote if we donít stand up on the issues?"

Well, the answer sure isn't to let more Republicans get elected. In the meantime, instead of insisting on finding and electing "The One True Progressive" to the WH and giving up and staying home if he/she doesn't run or get nominated, focus on organizing from the ground up and helping more progressives get elected to local, state, and federal offices, which will help build a new "pool" of talent for higher office and help pressure the Democrats in Congress (and/or WH) to support their issues. It also seems frustrating to hear about progressives being "angry" with the Democratic Party when I look at where we were in 2008 and where we are now, much of it accomplished with President Obama and Democrats in Congress with one (or sometimes two) hand(s) tied behind their backs. Some progressives just want to complain more about what hasn't been done while ignoring what HAS been done and, in the meantime, the Republicans at the local, state, and federal levels have been busy organizing and getting themselves elected to office where they can enact their regressive policies. They would do well to remember that progress is a (long-term) process.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 08:53 PM (0 replies)

If you remember 2012

Quite a few candidates rose but then fell. No need to get worked up over Scotty. Also, one of them is going to win the nomination, eventually, and whoever it is is guaranteed to be repugnant to us. The only thing that matters is how they will appear to the rest of the public. How long would Scotty last against Hillary (or Warren or Sanders)?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 07:35 AM (0 replies)
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