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Donna Brazile: learn from the opposition

[link:https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/archive/video/donna-brazile-hacking-american-election|

One great point she made was that the Republicans keep their "new blood" around between campaigns. They groom the new people, the volunteers, find jobs for them, get them to run for office locally. While the Democrats can't keep their "new blood" around and interested because they abandon them between campaigns.

"I don't want Nancy Pelosi to leave . . . I just want her to move over!"

Thoughts on this?

Re. Paul Ryan tweet about Cindy ...

From Laura Colleluori, my hero:

Cool, Cindy gets an extra $700 a year.

Except, Cindy will have to pay $350 per month toward student loans, and will no longer be able to deduct interest.

Oh, she’ll also have to pay $830 per month for healthcare for her and her two kids - that is, until her premium goes up because you’re trying to do away with the individual mandate. And then when she can’t afford health insurance anymore, she’ll no longer be able to deduct any out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Oh, and if Cindy gets a better job and needs to relocate, she’ll no longer be able to deduct moving expenses.

Oh, and if that new, better job wants to pay Cindy’s tuition to go back to school to earn a higher degree, that tuition will now be taxed as income.

Oh, and if Cindy is working at a college or university so that when her kids are old enough, they’d be able to attend tuition-free, their tuition will also now be taxed as income.

Oh, and if god forbid there’s a fire or flood and Cindy and her family experience any damage to their home, they can no longer deduct those losses.

So really, Paul, Cindy’s going to need that $700 just to begin to cover all the new bullshit you’re putting her family through, while you’re off giving actual substantial tax breaks to private jet owners.

Paul, from Cindy, and from so many of us, take that $700 and shove it up your spineless, intellectually dishonest libertarian ass.

[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/11/21/meet-paul-ryans-cindy-a-single-mom-who-he-says-gets-700-from-the-tax-bill/|

Hey, Newt.

You want to know what a real lynch mob looks like:

[link:https://eji.org/news/eji-dedicates-lynching-marker-gadsden-alabama-bunk-richardson|

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Anybody remember Slocum?

I wonder how the descendants of the hundred or so Black people massacred in Slocum feel about this latest shooting being called the worst in Texas history.

[link:https://www.npr.org/2016/01/15/463224198/slocum-massacre-highlights-historical-double-standard-in-the-south|

Slocum, TX

I wonder how the descendants of the hundred or so Black people massacred in Slocum feel about this latest shooting being called the worst in Texas history.

[link:https://www.npr.org/2016/01/15/463224198/slocum-massacre-highlights-historical-double-standard-in-the-south|

Hello again.

DU has been a home for me online for many years now, even though I never posted much. It served, along with the Daily Show, Crooks and Liars, and a couple of others, as a balm for my nerves and a trustworthy source of information during the Dubya years. And now I need more than ever .. I retired a former account after some technical problems and have just rejoined DU. Good to be back! Thanks for being here all along.

PS: is Top 10 Idiots ever coming back?

Larry Wilkerson is one big truth bomb.

Why the US is seen as a terrorist organization all over the world.

[link:|

"We have become a national security state, that means our reason for existing is war and defense contractors are the merchants of death."

Note: the audio has some problems at the beginning, but it's a great speech. Ought to be amplified the world over.

According to Larry Wilkerson,

The US is seen as a terrorist organization all over the world.

[link:|

"We have become a national security state, that means our reason for existing is war and defense contractors are the merchants of death."

Note: the audio has some problems at the beginning, but it's a great speech. Ought to be amplified the world over.
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