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I live in Massachusetts and am wondering why

155 people. including me, replied to a thread about something that is never going to happen, based on a map that is imaginary.

Daily Show exposes drug misdeeds of the Food & Drug Administration.

To paraphrase Colbert, "It's not funny, 'cause it's true."

I usually LOL at the Daily Show. However, through no fault of the Daily Show, this is did not make me laugh.


I don't know if any other network, besides the Comedy Network, is doing this story. If not, what a commentary/condemnation on our msm!

Despite the childish memes, I am an adult, realistic, and have no place to raise a pony,

even if someone gave me one. Also, I am very clear that no one is going to give me one, let alone the exact pony that I would choose if I were the pony picker/breeder.

I know there will be deviations from what I would love to see happen in D.C. so I don't have a checklist that I place side by side with a list of anyone's votes and speeches and cross people off my list when I see variances.

Although I am always leery of kabuki, I believe that Elizabeth ia smart, hard-working and honestly gave her very best shot at making student loans more affordable. Additionally, she speaks for the 99% against big business often. For me, those things alone will take her a long way. (Perhaps that is more a sign of my resignation than it is of my realism. Fine line.)

I do wish that we did not have so many barcalounger warriors in D.C. I also wish that Democrats and Republicans did not seem so bent on filling Congress with veterans as seats in the House and Senate open up. But, it is what it is.

IOW, no, this vote alone does not turn me against Warren. On the other hand, if I ever smell a love of kabuki theater, or chronic insincerity, or corruption, she will be toast in my mind. So far, I don't.

My Posts and Journal storage


It's great that our posts get stored automatically in My Posts and also that we can store them selectively in our respective Journals. Is there a cut off date for storage of older posts in My Posts or my Journal? Or a limit on how many posts get stored?

If I ever get organized, I might want to copy and save a post before it disappears because it is too old or because my storage number has been exceeded.

I apologize if this has been asked before.

Thank you.

Agree. I have criticized Obama plenty, but never said he was just like Bush.

Then again, I have never compared Hillary to him, either.

I would not even compare Dimson to his father or Reagan.

That fucker and that whole fucker of an administration was in a class by itself.

At least I hope and pray so. Never want to see their like again.

I typed that post without refreshing my recollection and it was six years ago.

Supposedly, you remember things better when a strong emotion accompanies them. And my emotions were indeed strong. I was aghast, horrified, heartbroken.

After a few of those "gems," I heard from a source close to Ted Kennedy that he called Bill to tell him "One more race issue from anyone connected with Hillary's campaign and I am done."

Second-hand info, but not inconsistent with Ted Kennedy. But, the incidents did continue and Kennedy did endorse Obama. Also, my source's info kind of fits in with the quote in Game Change of Bill telling Kennedy, "You're endorsing him only because he's black."


Fact is, people did try to get Bernie and others to run in 2012.

Fact is, you know squat about what people who post here do IRL, politically or otherwise.

Fact is, if they had succeeded, they would have faced here the same thing people who are urging Bernie to run as a Democrat in 2016 are getting now, and then some. All the bs about challenging an incumbent being certain to elect a Republican.

Also, please stop pretending that having a staff, all the political and politically inclined celebrities a call away, having billions of dollars lined up via donors, the media in your pocket and an already established organization is the same as being someone who is unhappy with the direction of the Democratic Party since it became the New Democrat Party.

You and those who pretend that same thing while knowing better. Please. Stop.

I have a vision, Autumn. I think you know what it is. You have a vision, too,

I know what it is. Not in detail, perhaps, but we know. Yet, you have very little info about me and I about you, not even a real surname. No decades of observing each other in the public eye. How much better do we know Hillary's vision than we know each other's? Infinitely better.

IMO, it's shameful that Robinson and others are pretending she's been shrouded in mystery until now, about to spring from the head of Zeus for the first time, fully developed, as did Athena. Just a cipher. No record. No history. No baggage. "Please tell us your vision." "She's going to have to tell America her vision." That's all I am hearing now, much as all I was hearing a couple of years ago was that, if Hillary runs in 2016, no one will even oppose her in the primary. Frickin' brainwashing attempts.

What has happened to journalism in this country is pitiful and, as you said, what has happened to the Democratic Party is heartbreaking to Democrats.

And, lest we forget what has happened to the Party, it was the DLC, which Hillary helped found and spread to Europe. That philosophy spread to and through other think tanks, like Third Way, the Progressive Policy Institute, Center for American Progress and No Labels. And that philosophy has permeated and altered the Democratic Party so much that it is now the New Democrat Party.

No mystery. Still the same Hillary who sat on the board of WalMart, whose full time employees needed Medicaid and food stamps. Still the same Hillary who used the Heritage Foundation plan for America's health care as the model for Billarycare--and still couldn't get it passed.

Why is Robinson pretending we don't know what Hillary stands for?

We do. She doesn not get to write on a clean slate, no matter how many tools try to make us believe that is what is happening.

She lost in 2008. Besides, since then, the national conversation shifted from Obama vowing the to WAPO that he would cut entitlements to when are the 99% finally going to get anything?

Of course
, Hillary will try to re-brand herself. All the usual suspects whose livelihood and/or well being are predicated on Democratic politicians are trying, and will continue to try, to pretend that we have no idea who Hillary is; no idea what she believes in; no idea what she wants. They want us to believe that she can, at long last, finally tell us who is she now, like a virgin for the very first time.

Sorry, no mulligans. We've known her a long time. We know what she has done and not done, what she has voted for and not voted for.

Don't buy into this mythology.

Anyone else watching the anti-war protestors at the US Senate hearing?

I am watching them on MSNBC. Very interesting.
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