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Help !!!!!

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I just got a call from lbyard who Jack accompanied to the VA today re bereavement of her husband consult...... He was transferred to SOME hospital..possible Cardiac chest pains... No one called from the VA and Lynn called my son...More

 

Fast Friends & High Times at The Oregon Country Fair

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Every year during the second weekend of July, around 45,000 of the West Coast’s crunchiest, eco-friendliest, peace crazed Deadheads and Phish Phreaks descend upon the tiny town of Veneta, Oregon for the Oregon Country Fair, a three day celebration of...More

 

But The Hate Remains The Same: Reconstruction & A Changing Of The Guard in Southern Politics

History is not a linear thing. It is not neat, nor is it ramrod straight. It’s beginning is theoretical; its end, unknowable. History—like the rotation of the earth, the orbit of the moon and the life, death and rebirth of...More

 

Chicago Mayor: DFA Fights Back Against Emanuel, Gets Behind The Chicago 7

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Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: One of the most important elections of 2015 is right around the corner -- and Democracy for America is in the thick of it, defending progressive champions against a notorious corporate Democrat...More

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Sarah Palin gives cringe worhty speech at Steve King event!

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Governor Baker Charting New Course in Bay State

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Massachusetts' new Republican governor is off to a good start. The vision of his new administration that Charlie Baker unveiled in his inaugural address earlier this month was a serious, intelligent, broadminded and compelling statement of the role government plays...More

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New session of Texas legislature to see multiple open carry bills...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Clown Cars

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As the blizzard of 2015 descends upon us here in the Northeast, the lack of mobility for the next couple of days gives one time to do a lot of thinking. It is now 4:00 AM here in Goshen, New...More

 

Top Comments: Politicians and Others Have Molded God to Serve Their Own Interests

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If you listen to Republican politicians, it seems that God has been spending an inordinate amount of time talking to politicians, controlling the outcomes of sports events, throwing his support behind political parties and partisan agendas, and determining the results...More

 

How Low can she go? HA! HA! HA !

Seems the Audience and the GOP had heads hung low yesterday when Sarah the Queen of Soap Drama has fallen off her box again. Where is Bubblenomics when you need a million HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt to put this fiasco into perspective. Palin...More

 

How to Make Your Article SEO Friendly

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Any writer who spends their valuable time writing hopes people discover and appreciates their work. It's a very simple proposition for a writer, they write and we enjoy. So how can a writer maximize his/her exposure? Make your article SEO-friendly...More

 

The Long Lost "Conservative Disposition"

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You get the impression reading Peter Wehner's New York Times op-ed ("Conservatives in Name Only") that his model for a new and improved American conservatism is the stuffy but sensible Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey who, in a recent episode,...More

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Inaugaration day in Texas, 2015; Big donors spend big bucks!

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Would you support a deal that authorized the Keystone Pipeline and in exchange the President gets his minimum wage increase and government fund community college tuition bill passed?

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Goldwater Runs Deep: The 1964 Republican National Convention & The Rise of Conservative Extremism

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On the most southerly outskirts of San Francisco, far away from the subsidized counterculture of the Haight and the boho hustle and bustle of The Mission District, lies the sprawling, unsightly mass of asphalt and concrete known as The Cow...More

 

Should Police in the U.S. be able to use Radar Scanners without a warrant?

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Over 50 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. are using hand held radar to scan peoples homes and places of business to spy on who is inside, often without a warrant. How do you feel about revelation?More
 

NV & NY-Sen: Reid (D) & Schumer (D) Warn Obama That Dems Aren't With Him On The TPP

While President Obama gave a terrific STOU speech this week that highlighted an ambitious agenda ahead, he's getting some backlash on a certain part of his agenda: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... Nearly 50 environmentalist organizations sent a letter Wednesday to every member of...More

 

Pass the Popcorn... Rick Scott has trouble with his own including Bondi

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I noticed as I went to the store the front page....BONDI has questions for Scott regarding FDLE firing. That was the headline.... I just caught another glimpse of the story and it is trouble for Scott as he has crossed...More

 

KY-Sen: EPIC FAIL! Rand Paul (R) Misspells 'Frienship' In Snarky Tweet On Education Reform

Figured you all could use a laugh: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took a jab on Twitter at former Govs. Jeb Bush (R) and Mitt Romney (R) over Common Core on Thursday but goofed it up with a misspelling. In...More

 

OH-Sen: P.G. Sittenfeld (D) Slams Portman (R) As "Mr. Trade" & “Architect Of A Bush Budget”

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With talks about the TPP on the site recently, I figured I'd pass along this story. First off, looks like we have our first Democrat jumping into the race to take on U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH): http://www.cleveland.com/... Cincinnati...More

 

PA-Sen: PennEnvironment Goes After Toomey (R) & Casey (D) On Mercury Pollution Limits

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Received this e-mail today from PennEnvironment: Only days into a new Congressional Session, our senators have proposed that some of the dirtiest coal-waste power plants should no longer be required to meet critical health-based mercury pollution limits.[1] These limits were...More

 

WA-Sen: Patty Murray (D) & Sherrod Brown (D. OH) Lead The Fight For Speedier Union Elections

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Damn straight: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... With Republicans looking to block one of the biggest labor law reforms of the Obama era, Senate Democrats are telling the National Labor Relations Board that it has their support in speeding up the union election process...More

 

There Is No Middle Ground On Abortion

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The Tea Party takeover of congress has hit a rough spot in its efforts to strike a blow for the "right to life" and make new encroachments on women's rights to reproductive health care. Abortion Vote Canceled After Republicans Fight...More

 

AmeriCans but RepubliCan’ts

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In the State of the Union, the President announced that Americans can now look ahead with new hope. But can Republicans move past defunding Obamacare, blocking women’s rights and their pipeline obsession? The Prez said together we can make a...More

 

Being Sick and Broke and Aging or Old

This is a picture of me taken just this past Saturday.... This is what happens when there is no dental insurance for the aging....it gets pretty rough !!!!! If you notice I did not say poor. It equates to the...More

 

Only 1 Thing Stopping Scott Walker from Presidential Bid: The John Doe Probe

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Scott Walker, notorious Republican Governor of the formerly fine State of Wisconsin, has used each of his elected offices as a launching platform towards his next goal. He used his re-election victory speech as well as his State of the...More

 

KY-Gov: AFL-CIO Endorses Jack Conway (D) For Governor

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One of the big Governor races we have this year is in Kentucky which I think is a very important race for us to win because the ACA state exchange program, Kynect, has been doing incredibly well in Kentucky. Attorney...More

 

Top 4 Republican State of the Union Response Fuckups

My question is why does the oppisition keep giving #SOTU responses. They always go bad and nothing good comes of it besides this list I created....hahaha! #1 MICHELE BACHMAN: WHERE IS THE CAMERA? What the hell are you looking at?...More

 

FL-Sen: Marco Rubio (R), "I'll Give Up My Senate Seat If I Run For President"

Good to know: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... If he seeks the presidency, the Florida Republican said, “I won’t be able to run for reelect.” “If I decide that I want to be president of the United States then that’s what I’m going to...More

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Sins of Omission: The State of the Union & Obama’s Race Problem

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Speechmaking has never been Barack Obama’s problem. From the first time the nation heard him as a young state senator from Chicago at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, through the Hope and Change stump speeches on the campaign trail in...More

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