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Name: Marianne Tecklenburg
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Hometown: Denver,CO
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Member since: Thu Dec 19, 2013, 04:03 PM
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This is a forum for Democrats, but what kind of Democrats?

There are those adhering to FDR and LBJ (except for Vietnam) Democrats as well as the "New Democrats", progressives and liberals, etc.

What is there that seems to divide us greatly? It seems to me the 2016 presidential elections. That is understandable. What is very difficult for me to swallow is the rejection of a primary with many possible candidates. That should be a democratic value.

For those among us, who can see HRC as the only candidate, I ask you why you cannot approve of others to join her as possible candidates. Are you afraid that more candidates may cause trouble for her? If you are so sure of her invincibility any debate should serve her well.

Arguments that anyone else does not have the required experience are somewhat strange. How much experience did Carter, Clinton, or Obama have?

Arguments that others are not democratic enough, lead me to ask what are your values for the party? Money? Well, let us see first a spirited debate during the primaries. The money will follow the winner; it always has.

So why can we not all agree to welcome more candidates for a great primary and welcome any and every one to join in without immediate disparagement? I would really enjoy that, and I don't think I would be the only one to do so.

We may disagree or agree on the POTUS tonight, but

I think it is unbelievably important to get the Congress to debate these issues.

I will call as well as e-mail my Senators tomorrow to demand an open debate on the floor.

They have that responsibility and have to act on it now. Will any of you,please, do the same?

There is an important issue popping up re Ferguson case

A town nearby had its police department "dissolved", because it cause too much trouble for the black community. That is where Wilson came from, as far as I understand.
This raises the question: If an officer is layed off or fired , let's say from LADP, can he then just go and join departments in Phoenix or Kansas City?
If so, don't the so called "bad apples" just rotate? And what happened to the rest of that "dissolved" PD? Have they joined other departments in Missouri?

Could we perhaps step back a little from our choices for 2016?

I can see many of us would like to take sides one way or the other. HOWEVER,

We have a dysfunctional Congress,
We have a very serious situation in Ferguson,
We have a possibly dramatic development in Iraq,
We have a war in Israel/Palestine,
We have a dangerous problem in the Ukraine,
and we have children coming to us from Central America.

All these problems have to be faced by the present POTUS as well as the Congress (although I doubt its positive input).

All these new developments will play into at least the next year and may change the political scene considerably.

Perhaps we can concentrate on ideas about these issues before we get into the usual brawl about 2016.

And, yes, of course there is November!

Just heard from my sister in NC about a rose desease

It seems to have traveled all over the States. Does anyone know more about this?

It seems to be caused by mites, and the bushes die slowly. So should I trim all my bushes way down before winter comes, or leave that as is normally done here to the spring?

So the latest report from MSNBC

shows no report from Wilson and a rather belated very "short" report from the FPD. Does this help or hinder the case against Wilson?

Citizens' oversight is a necessity

May be I am just dreaming. I support the "move to amend" group, which concerns the Citizens United decision, but I want more.

During the last 6-10 years the police have become too powerful and they are supposed to control themselves (internal investigations). This appears at every level:NSA, FBI, state and local police. I for one don't trust these investigations, just as I don't trust the banks to control themselves.

There should be an amendment that states that EVERY executive branch (local,state, or federal) needs to have an elected oversight committee of civilians. This still may result in corruption, but far less so than what we have now.

At least that is my wishful thinking.

There is no need for anyone to fly off the handle, but is HRC part

of that theocratic and very dangerous group called The Family?

I was shocked to read that in comments on Raw Story. If so, please, let us know. If not please show how you know.

I think that this is an extremely important question, yet I don't want to believe it.

I dislike her corporation romance (probably more of a serious affair), but, if true, this would blow me away.

Does anyone here know

how our Repugs voted on sueing POTUS about the ACA? Especially Coffman?

Please, I need your help regarding the Palestinian civilian

population. I am a rather poor shmuck living on SS. But if I can donate $10 to the ACLU, then $5 per month for helping those people in such a terrible situation won't make me much poorer. I don't want that money to go to Hamas, but rather to a humanitarian charity helping the people in Gaza. Does anyone know such a group? This way I demonstrate in a miniscule way my disgust at our governments continual support of Israel's actions as well as perhaps helping just one devastated family over there.

I used to support Israel very much until Sharon got in. After his actions I became very critical; by now I am disgusted by the actions of the Israeli government. Just one American citizen trying to help the "prisoners".

So, if anyone here knows of such a charity, please, let me know.

Thank you
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