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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: 13,284

About Me

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.

Journal Archives

The ACA rollout was a new thing

I don't know how responsible you can hold him for other agencies whom have been around for awhile and have problems that have existed for much longer than he has been POTUS. Also, as far as the CDC is concerned, this is the first time we've ever had Ebola on our shores. I can understand why they might not have responded perfectly- though a lot of the missteps were caused by Texas Presbyterian. The point is that Democrats believe in functional government and want to fix problems to make things better. What are Republicans doing to fix......anything?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Oct 22, 2014, 08:23 AM (1 replies)

We believe in functional government?

Sort of sad that it's come to the point that Republicans simply don't want government to function properly, at least whenever a Democrat is in the WH.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 11:32 PM (1 replies)

It seems like people like to struggle

Definitely can't ask for/demand some kind of security life. I think that it is our Puritan heritage that keeps most people afraid and guilty of being happy/content and keeps everybody demanding that they be punished for their perceived sins and shortcomings. Republicans are more than happy to make sure most of us suffer through endless fear and anxiety. Who knows what horrible things would happen if too many people were happy/secure/content with our lives.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 12:25 AM (1 replies)

According to the "liberal MSM"

Every single poll is "Obama's lowest rating ever!"
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Oct 20, 2014, 12:52 PM (0 replies)

Sounds like

Paul ought to resign his Senate seat and go hide under his bed and let the adults handle this crisis. I mean, if it's that contagious, he shouldn't be out walking around with a Hazmat suit, right?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 11:12 AM (0 replies)

Was AIDS President Reagan's "Katrina"?

Since he is asking.

Hey, by the way, has everybody forgot that Rick Perry is the GOVERNOR OF TEXAS? Is this HIS "Katrina"?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sun Oct 19, 2014, 09:28 AM (0 replies)

And, ironically, the nurses are the only ones whom have contracted Ebola

Which, if that remains the case, the odds of other people contracting it through more casual contact would seem to be relatively low (and Mr. Duncan's family's contact was much less "casual" than those whom may have had contact with the nurse who flew). I'm frankly amazed that nobody in Mr. Duncan's family are showing signs. That may not remain the case but the nurses seem to have developed symptoms in a shorter amount of time than Mr. Duncan's family have not.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Oct 18, 2014, 11:10 AM (1 replies)

Petrified? No

Concerned? Yes. Fortunately, so far, nobody other than healthcare workers have been diagnosed with it, however it is clear that hospitals need to bring themselves up to snuff in terms of safely dealing with Ebola and quickly. I will rest easier once they start rolling out some effective treatments and/or a vaccine for the illness and get things contained over in West Africa.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:41 AM (0 replies)

How will more and more people get out and get here

Many will be too sick or poor to leave. Not to say that I wouldnt want us to try keeping things from getting that bad.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:21 AM (1 replies)


This sort of atmosphere is ripe for Fox/right-wing idiocy and "easy fixes". Most people realize that few (any?) flights come directly from African countries, right? In order to lock down/prevent people from African countries affected by Ebola, we'd have to catch them and stop them at connecting flights along the way as well. Are we capable of enforcing such a ban? Will Republicans permit funding of such a massive operation? Would they fund the "Ebola Czar" that some of them are calling for? They won't even confirm Obama's nominee for Surgeon General, who could be that "Czar" and it wouldn't cost anybody a penny more than what we've already allocated for the position.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Oct 14, 2014, 11:42 PM (0 replies)
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