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The Hairball is getting 5 channels to say he'll toe the party line????

GIVE ME A FAWKING BREAK.

Um.....where actually do I put my "eom" code.....in the headliner, or the body part of the thread??

I've putting it in the title area and NOT in the body party of the thered.....which place is the correct area?? and thanks.

Bernie Sanders: What is old is new again....

by Christian Schneider | In My Opinion

There's a hot new name in politics, and the kids are lining up to see his road show. When this up-and-comer graces a stage in your town, be sure to pick up your tickets quickly because they're going fast.

It just so happens that this scintillating new face, Bernie Sanders, is a 73-year-old socialist preaching from a populist playbook written well before these young voters' grandparents were born.

Politics, of course, is cyclical. Think of the music business — every few years an act comes along and takes advantage of all the young fans who aren't old enough to remember a virtually identical act just a few years before. One Direction fans are too young for the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync, whose fans are too young for New Kids on the Block. Miley is simply the natural progression from Madonna to Britney to Gaga to Katy Perry. For every emerging generation, it's all brand-new, as if nobody has ever mastered this formula before.

That's why the younger you are, the more likely you are to "Feel the Bern" in 2015. A July Economist/YouGov poll found Sanders dead even with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination among 18- to 29-year-olds. The frumpy septuagenarian has 1.3 million followers on Facebook — fewer than Donald Trump, who has 3.4 million, but still more than Hillary Clinton, who has been in the public eye for a quarter century.

And while Sanders first held elective office 34 years ago — longer than many of his supporters have been alive — they somehow see him as a political outsider. And in an election replete with Trumps and Carsons and Fiorinas on the right, being an "outsider" fighting against Washington, D.C., is worth more than a dozen Koch brothers.

But running against D.C. is as old of a gimmick as it gets. Similarly, Sanders' populist rhetoric far predates even his existence on this Earth. His desire to get money out of politics, tax the rich and regulate big business has strong roots in the populist movements of the late 19th century. In the 1890s, the federal government was widely believed to have been irreparably corrupted by moneyed interests working against blue-collar workers and farmers. This type of public sentiment played a strong role in the formation of the Progressive movement in Wisconsin around the turn of the century.

Read the rest of his crap here:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/bernie-sanders-what-is-old-is-new-again-b99568697z1-323782301.html


Bernie Sanders: What is old is new again

Christian Schneider | In My Opinion

There's a hot new name in politics, and the kids are lining up to see his road show. When this up-and-comer graces a stage in your town, be sure to pick up your tickets quickly because they're going fast.

It just so happens that this scintillating new face, Bernie Sanders, is a 73-year-old socialist preaching from a populist playbook written well before these young voters' grandparents were born.

Politics, of course, is cyclical. Think of the music business — every few years an act comes along and takes advantage of all the young fans who aren't old enough to remember a virtually identical act just a few years before. One Direction fans are too young for the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync, whose fans are too young for New Kids on the Block. Miley is simply the natural progression from Madonna to Britney to Gaga to Katy Perry. For every emerging generation, it's all brand-new, as if nobody has ever mastered this formula before.

That's why the younger you are, the more likely you are to "Feel the Bern" in 2015. A July Economist/YouGov poll found Sanders dead even with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination among 18- to 29-year-olds. The frumpy septuagenarian has 1.3 million followers on Facebook — fewer than Donald Trump, who has 3.4 million, but still more than Hillary Clinton, who has been in the public eye for a quarter century.

And while Sanders first held elective office 34 years ago — longer than many of his supporters have been alive — they somehow see him as a political outsider. And in an election replete with Trumps and Carsons and Fiorinas on the right, being an "outsider" fighting against Washington, D.C., is worth more than a dozen Koch brothers.

But running against D.C. is as old of a gimmick as it gets. Similarly, Sanders' populist rhetoric far predates even his existence on this Earth. His desire to get money out of politics, tax the rich and regulate big business has strong roots in the populist movements of the late 19th century. In the 1890s, the federal government was widely believed to have been irreparably corrupted by moneyed interests working against blue-collar workers and farmers. This type of public sentiment played a strong role in the formation of the Progressive movement in Wisconsin around the turn of the century.

Rest of his opinion is here: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/bernie-sanders-what-is-old-is-new-again-b99568697z1-323782301.html

Just lost all respect for Herschel Walker.......Donald Trump is 'my frontrunner' for president.....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2015/08/29/herschel-walker-donald-trump-presidential-support-election-2016/71378646/

C-SPIN is remembering Katrina then and now.......the stories are just heartbreaking.....

I think this program is helpful for people to just talk about it.....and it's just so sad....just so sad.....and hard to believe it's been 10 years, and places are still just as devastated as ithey were right after the storm. The program is over now.

Now these are some photographs, no offense to our awesome photographers......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/international-landscape-photographer-of-the-year_55de1882e4b0a40aa3ad4295?kvcommref=mostpopular

Native American artist gives white people a taste of their own mascots by Jorge Rivas

The owner of Washington D.C.’s football team has been fighting to keep the trademark to his team’s name and mascot for decades now. Even President Obama has said he would consider changing the team’s name, which some Native Americans say is offensive.

Now an artist from Oklahoma has come up with his own way to get people to consider how Native Americans feel when they see depictions of themselves as baseball or football team mascots.

In an ongoing series he calls “Sacred Mascot,” artist Matthew Bearden says he’s trying to open people’s eyes by hand-painting respected figures, like former Pope Benedict, on football helmets.

“The intention isn’t to offend Catholics or the Catholic Church. But if the Catholics are offended, maybe they can see the Native perspective and where we’re coming from,” said Bearden, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, in a telephone interview Tuesday.

“The clothing the Pope wears is holy, same as chiefs who have to earn the right to wear a feather,” said Bearden, speaking from his home in Tulsa. “I wanted to talk about it in a way where I didn’t get it in people’s face,” he said.

Full article here: http://fusion.net/story/188747/native-american-mascot-helmet-art/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fusion8&utm_content=7&utm_term=fusion-newsletter-189702

Wonder if Jordan Spieth will vote for the Hair cause when he was 15 he was so enthused with him......

At 15 years old, Jordan Spieth could hardly believe the "great" Donald Trump was supporting him as he chased his dream.

In 2009, Spieth won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship with Trump looking on. The young golfer revealed during his post-tournament interview that Trump had nothing but kind words to say to him after the victory.

The two, of course, have found themselves in the spotlight this year. Trump is currently campaigning for president, and Spieth is dominating the golf world. It will be interesting to see if Spieth returns the love and supports Trump if the 69-year-old wins the Republican candidacy.



Well got my request for money from Bo and Sunny Obama.....

Dear a kennedy:

Dog days of summer? If that means carefree times in the White House enjoying the sun, running for a ball — yep, it’s great!

We’ve heard, however, that things might not be as fun with fundraising during these summer months.

So, we’re taking a quick break on this hot summer day to ask you to give to the matching gift challenge. Any gift you give between now and Aug 31st will be matched dollar for dollar.

In just over a year and a half, there’ll be a new family moving into the White House — and we hope they’re Democrats.

You can help by supporting the Democratic Party with whatever gift you can afford. Your gift will not only support a win for the White House and candidates up and down the ballot, but it will be doubled in impact.

We’ve got to get back to the summer fun. We hope you’ll quickly respond because the matching gift deadline is fast approaching.

In dogged appreciation,

Bo and Sunny
(signatures)
Chief Tail-Wagger and
Secretary of Squirrel Chasing

Pretty creative, but still not giving.
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