Sunday, 9/15/13, Public Square

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by | September 15, 2013 · 6:00 am

10 responses to “Sunday, 9/15/13, Public Square

  1. Ah, but Republicans’ St. Ronnie Raygun showed them how to hate all Communists.

    And, let’s not forget it was their St. Ronnie told the Commies to ‘tear down that wall’ – and Berlin Wall came tumbling down.

    But…….did anyone happen to notice the wall came down quite awhile AFTER St. Ronnie left the White House and Daddy Bush’s White House did not know it was happening until they watched it on CNN – with the rest of the world?

    Yeah…that St. Ronnie was a genius.

    So smart, in fact, that he actually tried to reclassify ketchup as a vegetable for school lunches.

    Wow – ketchup as a side dish for school kids but yet BILLIONS for the Military Industrial Complex Beast..

    Ronnie….what a guy…

  2. I’ve thought for quite awhile that America’s most dangerous enemies are within, I also hold the opinion that how a person treats others reflects how they feel about themselves. It’s pretty obvious the republicans don’t care much about themselves, and who doubts the reason why? Being against isn’t a successful long-term political strategy. Being hateful and mean isn’t a successful long-term political strategy. Just like Putin criticizing from a country that allows none of that, each day the republicans prove their hypocrisy a little more and in ever-increasing obvious ways. It’s ugly when they show their sore-loser butts and does nothing to grow their ranks.

  3. I want to know why CONservative Christians hate the idea of all Americans having health care insurance when these were the same folks that used trillions of taxpayer money to give FREE health care to Israqi people?

    Are Americans worth less than Iraqis?

  4. wicked

    A bit off topic, but…

    Yesterday, as we were rushing to finish the cupcakes and finger sandwiches, decorations and all the rest for my daughter’s bridal shower, I stopped to check FB. Upworthy had posted a photo of women dressed in the era of the suffragettes. In the photo, one 80-something woman held a sign that said, “I cannot believe I still have to protest this shit.”

    There were a buttload of comments from people who couldn’t understand the photo. What did that sign mean? Who were these women? What “shit” were they talking about? So, feeling impish, yet trying to be polite, I commented that For those who can’t figure out what these women are protesting, take a look at the hats and clothing. Circa early 1900s. These woman are protesting the continuation of discrimination against women. We have no equal rights! I mean, duh, who could be that stupid? Apparently many were and are, not only about what the photo represented, but about women’s rights.

    Hours later, I returned home for a few minutes to grab a few post-shower things to take back to my oldest daughter’s house for dinner, checked my email, and saw email after email of replies to my comment. I skimmed through them, but left them until I could read through them this morning. And as of this morning, there have been 82 replies to my comment.

    No reason to reply to my comment, but, ladies (and gents), I urge you to comment on the issue of women’s rights. While the included “We have no equal rights!” isn’t 100% accurate, we’re still need to continue our fight for our rights.

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    • I believe that is sometimes called willful ignorance. I call it stupidity. Not lack of information, not lack of intelligence — stupidity. Like most things republican it is support of policies that go against one’s best interest. The argument I find more stupid than many is how Americans have it sooooo much better than people of other countries. Yes, yes we do! And smart women, gays, minorities, people of all stripes intend to make sure that better than most continues by not supporting republicans.

  5. In case you missed it —

    (from the link): From the perspective of November 7, the day after the election, change looked promising. Barack Obama won a second term with a clear majority and, in the process, became the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to win both election and reelection with 51 percent of the vote or more. Republicans lost a net of two seats in the Senate, after going into the campaign confident that they could gain several seats, even enough to recapture the Senate majority. Democrats gained seats in the House while falling seventeen short of taking back the majority, but did win the popular vote—the aggregated national votes cast for House elections—by 1.4 million votes.

    Continue reading:
    Mann and Ornstein: “Brighter future for politics and policy requires a different Republican Party”
    The Republicans have become a party beholden to zealots — with little respect for science, facts or compromise
    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/14/mann_and_ornstein_brighter_future_for_politics_and_policy_requires_a_different_republican_party/