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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 12:12 PM
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MSNBC w/ Cenk: Veterans Target Of Deficit Commission?
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj06nIHMF_g
 
Posted on YouTube: September 03, 2010
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Posted on DU: September 05, 2010
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NOTE: You can watch Cenk on MSNBC every Tuesday at 4:45pm ET on The Dylan Ratigan Show and every Friday after 3pm ET on MSNBC Live.

Summary: Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) filling in for Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC breaks down deficit commission head Alan Simpson's latest outrageous comments about how veterans should voluntarily give up their disability benefits to help reduce the deficit.

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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 01:32 PM
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1. Dispiriting. I'm one of those disabled Gulf War leeches.
I was an RN. A very highly paid professional. Think anyone wants to hire a nurse that has several seizures a week? But, oh, well. I guess fighting in three wars over over twenty four years and having a grandchild that might have paid the price in a rare birth defect seen predominantly in Desert Storm vets doesn't hold a candle to tax cuts for the rich. This guy is a piece of work. But, even he, the Repubs, and Obama aren't the ones that I'm the most disappointed in. When are the American people finally going to say "enough!"? Where are the riots in the streets, the pitchforks and torches? People in this country are cowering in corners like abused children; powerless and defenseless; terrified of their abusers and of making any noise that will make the beatings start again. My countrymen that I fought for--who live in the land of "the free" and the "home of the brave"--have parked it in the land of the economically enslaved the home of the helpless pussies.
I've shot my wad. I can't even summon Cenk's outrage. Every day brings new abuses on the heads of an American populace that just curls up and takes the kicking over and over again. Or even worse, lashes out and bites at the hands that are reaching to help them. Stick a fork in you, America; you're done.
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suzanner Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 02:11 PM
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3. I'm old ; the young are working too hard for too little or not interested
I don't know of anyone, any age, that has means if they have the knowledge to get off work and protest etc. and we all see what those that have the means think because they watch Faux et al. We've been routed by the RW since 2000 (maybe Bush I), as it were, which is why I'd like to know how Obama got through the primaries. 3rd world America.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 02:16 PM
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4. Obviously what you had was a preexisting condition.
I'm sorry to hear it. I can't even believe how we treat veterans... in an interview on The Young Turks they were talking about how they actually take veterans who ask for treatment for psychological disorders and lock them up in torturous conditions (on "suicide watch") until they sign a statement saying it was a preexisting condition. Despicable.

I can't believe ANYONE, much less Obama, would defend such horrible statements. The fact that this person holds any position of public responsibility is proof that the Obama administration is not on our side. Where is the limit? There is none.

K&R for the OP
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 01:42 PM
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2. K&R! Saw this... He was great!
We need to clone him so he can be on MSNBC 24/7... ;) :patriot:
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 02:58 PM
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5. knr n/t
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 03:32 PM
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6. KR for truth nt
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 03:33 PM
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7. Perfect! The fact that Simpson is still on that commission, is a slap in the face to everyone who
voted for Obama.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-10 01:37 PM
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20. What would it take for him to be fired?
How much further could he possibly go?
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 03:33 PM
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8. K&R n/t
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 05:40 PM
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9. He would not only cut off
Benefits from the Gulf War vets but those from World War II, Korean War Vets, Vietnam Vets and everyone else who fought for this country..


Thats Teabag Patriotism for you! :sarcasm:

Bastards... :thumbsdown:
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 05:49 PM
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10. Kicked & Recommendation #16 n/t
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 06:08 PM
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11. K&R!

:kick:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 07:56 PM
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12. Let the debt kkkommission go fight the wars!
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Joey Kidd Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 08:32 PM
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13. K&R
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 09:07 PM
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14. K&R!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 09:21 PM
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15. K & R !!!
:kick:
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 10:09 PM
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16. Simpson should be out on his ear over this. He is disgusting!
Edited on Sun Sep-05-10 10:09 PM by The Wielding Truth
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 03:33 AM
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17. So the only people who shouldn't have to give anything up
are the wealthy? Nice choice for co-chair of your phony Commission, President Obama!

A slap in the face to the people who elected him, yet again.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 09:04 AM
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18. Alan Simpson can kiss my
disabled veteran ass.
They're putting this on the table to see if there's a reaction. Write your Congressional representatives and senators. Write letters to the editor. Excoriate the Commission, rip Simpson a new asshole. Throw a fit like teabaggers do when the wealthy are asked to contribute to promote the general welfare. Do not go quietly into that dark night.
They're just waiting for the bulk of us to get old and feeble to where we won't go hunting for them in their DC enclaves.
Veterans unite, assault the Congress and their media handmaidens. The last thing they want is trained killers pissed off and marching on DC, demanding our earned benefits. The well armed teabaggers will look like sniveling punks compared to angry veterans.
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-06-10 11:28 AM
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19. you nailed it n/t
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