HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » socialindependocrat » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next »


Profile Information

Member since: Thu Jun 23, 2011, 07:41 PM
Number of posts: 1,372

Journal Archives

So then, the Shiite militants are stoners?

Kind of like the irony in the repubs being the religious side but also,
the one's who believe in wars, power and the domination of the weak.

Kind of Zen, I guess.

Now, now people. This was just meant to initiate discussion....


You were tricked by one of my subtle attempts at humor....

Posted by socialindependocrat | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:38 PM (1 replies)

I agree - there is proof

So people say that an American citizen is entitled to due process.

The problem is he/she is in a foreign country.

There is proof they are working with terrorist factions.
If they are hanging around with terrorists then....
they are either an undercover news reporter
or they are a terrorist.

The OP says, "without even charging them with a crime, notifying them of the accusations, or affording them an opportunity to respond"

Now anyobne who grew up in the 60's and did dope, knows
when they are under surveliance, knows when things are getting hot and knows that they are hanging around with people who
will raise the suspicion that you are doing something against the law.

Here is a guy who has his picture on TV in the U.S. and is
hiding out with AQ sympathizers. I don't think the guy has
any doubt that the U.S./CIA is gunning for his ass. If he is
falsely accused then don't you think he would write a letter
and say that he is being falsely accused.

Alternatively, if you saw a freinds picture on TV saying he was
a big terrorist wouldn't you call someone and say they were making a mistake?

I really don't think that the CIA is going to go around and assasinate someone just because of a personal grudge.

My apologies to the constitutionalists in the room but I think
we need to draw a line and separate American citizens from terrorists. IMHO

edit for typ-o
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Mar 7, 2012, 09:45 PM (3 replies)

We have laws against discrimination

but a state legislature will propose a discrimanatory bill

the governor will sign it into law


there is no one who will declair it discriminatory and
take it off the books

So, states can openly discriminate and nothing happens to them?

The DA of each state should be able to declair any new law
discriminatory and stop it from becoming law. Where's the protection for the people?
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Mar 7, 2012, 07:31 PM (1 replies)

We've taught people to fear communism.

If people had looked at his assumptions instead of an all-or-nothing package we may not be in the trouble we are in today.

I believe that greed will cause every type of government to fail.

For the past 35 years I have been told why my salary has not increased (even to keep up with the cost of living).

Now, we are seeing that our own congress has been making laws in order to funnel the wealth to the upper class.

Marx had some very sound advice.
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Mar 7, 2012, 02:58 PM (1 replies)

A company repairs it's motorfleet - why not employees?

Here's some logic:

If employees expend energy and tax their physical systems why shouldn't the employer pay for health insurance to keep the body in "working order" just like they pay for repairs of their trucks and motor fleet.

Health care is getting more expensive - There is the problem!
We need to look at what is making health care and health insurance so expensive and get the numbers back in line.
This is just another example of the greed of the hospitals, insurance companies and the cost of malpractice insurance for physicians.
Note:If the workers salaries have been level for the past 35 years why can't corporations have used the savings to put toward health insurance?
Posted by socialindependocrat | Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:01 AM (0 replies)

He listened to everything she said...

This is the thing that bugs me about the Repubs. they listen to what a Dem says and then just picks out the specific things they can dump on.

The main part of her testimony was about a friend who had cystitis and couldn't get the pills because they cost so much. But Rush just focused on the birth control/sex link because it would be distasteful to the conservatives.

Two examples:
They took a talk from Pres. Obama and cut off the beginning where he stated that McCain made a statement and made it sound like it was the president who was saying it.

Last week Fox propaganda showed a soldier chewing out Bloton for's something and Bloton's reply. The audience actually booed Bolton's reply but Fox edited in clapping from another part of the program.

This lying really pisses me off. They really need to be fined or be made to present true information or be taken off the air. then you wonder why people are so confused about our political system!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Tue Mar 6, 2012, 09:29 AM (1 replies)

I keep seeing Taliban mentality

They want to be "conservative"
(follow rules - self deprived)

They don't want anyone else to do what they forbid.
(death to infidels) (no freedom of choice)

Belief in a religious reality
(they act on the writings of the bible (and then a miracle occured)
and then they laugh at astrology - what's the difference?)

They can't be happy that they are leading a pure life
They need everyone else to live the same life
(misery loves company) and they would hate to see that
someone else is doing what they restrict themselves from
doing (but they're not immediately getting struck by lightening!)
(so they may get away with it!)

Poor tortured souls. They truely live in a hell on earth!

Posted by socialindependocrat | Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:58 PM (0 replies)

Talipublicans last efforts

It seems like the Repubs are in a last ditch effort to spew out every
last bit of prejudice rhetoric that they can, as they go down with their
sinking ship!

Let's take the children away from all the single parents!

Let's put divorcees in concentration camps with all the gays!

Let's protect America from all the abnormal people!

Let's steralize all the misfits!

Let's arrest everyone who doesn't go to church on sunday!

Let's euthanize anyone wh isn't Catholic!

We are fighting the Taliban enemy and they are us!

The world can be repopulated by Christian, skinheads named Adolph!

Let's just let the GOP get it all out in the open so they can have their say
before we put the whole party to rest for contracting terminal stupidity.

Where do we draw the line?
Why do people still vote for these nuts?

Sorry that this is so mean and stirs up bad emotions but this is what they are saying...
Either you do what we want you to do or we'll pass laws that make your life miserable
because, well, we just don't like people who are different from us!


Edited for spelling - Oh let's criminalize spelling errors! Yeh, that's the ticket!!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:26 AM (0 replies)

IT people worth more - Continuing the 30 year wage war.

Where else do you have someone who works 60 hours a week and then goes home and continues to improve their skills which is a benefit to the employer?

How many times have you been stuck and had to call your IT resource to get you out of trouble?

With all these computers, what would you do without all the knowledgable IT people?

This is just a continuation of corporations moving responsibility down to lower levels and then reducing salaries as they go.

People used to work 16 hour days so they started labor laws to cut work to 40 hour weeks.
Then they began to classify employees as "exempt" so they were exempt from overtime pay.
Now you can work employees for 60-80 hours a week and not pay them overtime. One step foreward - two steps back. There needs to be a stipulation that a certain amount of overtime for a coutinued period of time qualifies an exempt employee for overtime compensation (and not at the disgression of the manager).

What happened the last time our congress negated laws protecting "We The People"?
Oh yes, we went into a recession because the banks reduced the qualifications for home mortgages!
We need to start to make laws "stick". They were made for a reason.
Now we have to work for years to get ourselves back to a place where we can even hope to
live and retire as well as our parents did.

We're screwed. Let's fight for the next generation at least!!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Mon Feb 27, 2012, 08:22 PM (2 replies)

Prices go up by leaps and bounds

Prices used to go up a nickle here and a dime there. Now, everytime you see an increase it goes up 20-50%.

Just gas, heating oil and food have taken up everyone's discretionary income.

When they deregulated the power industry in Delaware our bills went up 67%.

Now, there is no money left to rebuild the economy.

Nice going MORONS!
Posted by socialindependocrat | Mon Feb 27, 2012, 11:00 AM (0 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next »