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Principle before party is my belief. Lifelong Democrat, but I have no tolerance for blue dogs, tepid centrists, or weak Democrats that feel apologetic to Republicans. The way to win a political war is to fight the enemy using their tactics against them.

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history of the Pledge


In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today. Bellamy's daughter objected to this alteration. Today it reads:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 10:49 PM (5 replies)

I'm watching Golden Girls and I miss Bea Arthur

She was great. So was Estelle Getty.

I will lose it when Betty White leaves us!
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Sun Aug 16, 2015, 03:34 AM (8 replies)

Why do they teach?

Never for the money, as many more jobs pay a lot more. Starting average salary for a teacher nationwide is around 32K, while the average salary is around 44K.

Never for fame. What fame? Teachers are never going to be famous.

Never for respect. Those that control the system crap on teachers everyday (Arne Duncan's "teachers are the bottom of the barrel," Chris Christie's "I want to punch teacher's unions," Saran Palin's mocking of eduction, etc) and do it with little regard.

Never for prestige. Parents, so many times, view teachers are the enemy, especially if a teacher challenges preconceived notions.

Never for honesty, as no teacher can be 100% honest with people. No teacher can tell a parent they are worthless, even if they are. No teacher can tell the administration their policies hurt students. No teacher can tell a politician that their nonsense is destroying the classroom.

Never for kudos. Everyone knows how to teach, even if they never stepped foot in the classroom.

Why do these people do the job? Why do they do the most thankless job on the planet?

Because they are a special breed. They are a special type of person. Ones that sacrifice the best years of their lives so your children can have a good future in the face of everyone working to destroy everything. Because they are what America strives to be. Because they are selfless, dedicated and caring.

Because we are exactly what we are: Teachers. And when it all works right, it is the most beautiful feeling ever.

Like I said, when it works right, your heart just melts.
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Fri Aug 14, 2015, 11:04 PM (0 replies)

White Privilege on parade

"The defendant rolled down the window and said 'I know why you stopped me.' The defendant then made reference to the events in Ferguson, Missouri," according to the criminal complaint.

Joseph Parker, 34, in a wild rant, threatened to kill police, then pounced, police said. He punched 57-year-old Lt. Jeremian Goodwin, knocking him out.

From the overnight scene to lockup, Parker allegedly injured seven officers. The police chief says the man battled, nearly breaking the metal detector.

More white privilege.
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Fri Aug 14, 2015, 02:43 PM (4 replies)

Fox Host On Social Security: Stop Giving People Money ‘Just Because They’re Old’ (VIDEO)

Michelle Fields was picked up by Fox News for her ability to contribute to intelligent discussions. . .(er, no she can't do that but I don't know how to do strikethrough), look pretty on camera for old white men who watch garbage. A Pepperdine graduate, Fields had what looked like a promising career ahead of her as a conservative political pundit until she traded any credibility she had for a minute and a half with Matt Damon, who made a complete fool of her for being totally clueless.

Now a regular panelist on Fox, Fields doesn’t need help being clueless; she seems to have a handle on it. In a recent segment of Eric Bolling’s program Cashin’ In, social security was the hot topic. Bolling turned the stink tank over to Fields, who reminded us just how an education can be wasted when she said:

“I think we should completely eliminate Social Security. I think it’s unfair to young people, they’re taking money from young people who are poor, who could invest and buy a home, and giving it to a lot of people who don’t actually need Social Security…We shouldn’t simply give money to people because they are old.”

Everyone knows old people don’t need money. Old people saved their whole lives. None of them lived an entire existence at or near the poverty level, and certainly none had their savings wiped out when Bush tanked the economy as they were about to retire. If we just let those lazy, no good old people fend for themselves, vibrant and pretty young folk will have more to spend on houses and hip new jeans.

These people are damned asshats!
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:49 PM (2 replies)

Marissa Janae Johnson doesn’t ‘give a f*ck’ if protest at Seattle Bernie Sanders rally drives people

On Monday, 24-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Marissa Janae Johnson told Elon James White and Imani Gandi of This Week in Blackness that she doesn’t “give a fuck” if her strident interruption of a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle has hurt her cause in the eyes of white people.

Last Sunday, Johnson and fellow Black Lives Matter of Seattle protester Mara Jacqeline Willaford disrupted a rally in support of Medicaid expansion in Washington state as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was getting up to speak. When the two women grabbed the microphone and screamingly insisted they were being reasonable by refusing to let the rally proceed, Sanders left the stage.

The stunt has left many on the left at odds. Johnson and Willaford’s supporters claim that the two women are acting with the urgency required in a situation where black people’s lives and bodies are being destroyed by police on a daily basis.

Critics say that the interruption amounted to little more than a clownish tantrum that drove as many people away from the Black Lives Matter cause as it could have attracted.

Johnson says she doesn’t care, ultimately, whether the tactics are alienating.

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 04:14 PM (46 replies)

BLM Activist Who Shut Down Sanders is Radical Christian, Sarah Palin Supporter

Why am I not surprised?

One of the Black Lives Matter activists who shut down the Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle is a self-identified “radical Christian” and former Sarah Palin supporter.

Marissa Jenae Johnson along with another protester, Mara Jacqueline, interrupted the planned Seattle rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday afternoon, preventing the Vermont senator from addressing the massive crowd.

The rally at Westlake Park ended around 3 p.m. with Sanders choosing to leave after the belligerent protesters took the stage and stayed there, controlling the microphone, and hurling racist insults at the progressive crowd gathered to hear Sanders speak.

After disrupting the Sanders’ event and taking the microphone, a hostile and obnoxious Johnson accused the audience of “white supremacist liberalism” before telling the Seattle crowd:

I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is — with all of its progressives — but you’ve already done that for me. Thank you.
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 06:03 PM (45 replies)

What happened to my country? Re: Bernie the white supremist?

Are these people kidding? A man who has spent his life fighting for racial justice and equality is a racist why? Because Vermont has very few black people?

Bernie's from New York. Brooklyn I believe, which has lots of black people.

Have we become so unhinged to attack a man who has spent his life being more of a progressive liberal than most mainstream Democrats?

Bernie all the way!
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Sun Aug 9, 2015, 07:23 PM (24 replies)

What time is the GOP sad comedy hour on American Pravda tonight? EDT please.

Posted by Feeling the Bern | Thu Aug 6, 2015, 08:14 PM (1 replies)

If anyone has any experience or knowledge on the K3 visa or I-485 form

Please PM me. I am a bit confused. I am doing this for my wife who is going for her green card, but am confused on the process.
Posted by Feeling the Bern | Sat Jul 25, 2015, 02:58 PM (2 replies)
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