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Apr 21, 2017 - 5:44am
INTELLIGENCE FOR THE UNINTELLIGENT – ANDBANN…

We are closing in on three months of Trump-o-Matic. It has been a wild and crazy ride.  Crisis, to calamity, catastrophe to cataclysm. Except instead of the fascist state we feared, we got the Keystone Kops. Which we did not expect.   As we  spend our energy trying to dethrone the morons, I want to believe someone is paying attention to the briefings Trump-o-Matic ignores. I read somewhere today he wants to get “raw” briefings. That would be raw intelligence data which hasn’t passed through any intelligence agencies for analysis. If you think his inability to read a piece of legislation is a hoot, think how boisterously merry we’ll feel when he tries to wend he way through raw intelligence briefings. Yes, I know he won’t do it himself. So let me rephrase it: what do you think Ba…

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  • - Apr 26, 2017 - 4:20am
  • - by John G
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Trump, the first 100 and Broken Promises

I was thinking the other day that historically people have rarely been so interrupted or disturbed by a President, their politics or lack thereof.  The policies yes, but not the person themselves.  We just go about our lives and complain. I have never seen such conflict or press on a Presi…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:01am
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Is Berkeley really so unsafe that consertatives ri…

Recently UC Berkeley prevented Ann Coulter, who is a self proclaimed conservative, from visiting the school as an invited speaker, saying they believed the liberal community would riot violently if they knew where she was speaking.   This reminds me of past threats of racial violence …

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:43pm
  • - by Bill H.
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Superheros

Now for something completely different, a break from the usual political articles. Something entertaining and timeless. Superheroes...   Superheroes, both in print, and more recently in film, have inspired the imaginations of many people, myself included. They have served as a means of excapes…

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:39pm
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Minimum Wage is NOT Fair Wage

Income Inequality is when the best worker gets paid more because that worker produces more.   Every time wage levels are forced above (higher than) the actual value of the work done by an entry-level worker it causes major changes, but the most daunting are that the entry-level worker is then r…

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:46am
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Is Obama ASocialist?

Have you noticed that some things never change when it comes to the “Ignorati”?   This is one of my favorite pieces of manure from the Right….Obama is a socialist…or is it Marxist….or ……..what it is is total fabrication from loonies that would not know…

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:04pm
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It's OK, I'm a Capitalist

I had some work done on my home by a contractor. I was very specific about what I wanted done. There were other things wrong with my house but I told the contractor to ignore them. Three weeks later I called the contractor and accused them of not fixing all of the problems, and if they didn’t …

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 2:30pm
  • - by John G
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Explaining Myself Standing on a Soapbox #MondayBlo…

I totally get why people would want to tune all out politics. What’s going on in our country right now is an effing fiasco; a train wreck of epic proportions; a depressing, dismaying, infuriating, shocking clusterf**k of authoritarianism, fascism and isolationism. Who wouldn’t want to b…

Apr 23, 2017 - 3:16pm
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The Top 3 Game Changing Industries

 Bob Dylan said in the early sixties; "the times they are a changin".  One of the constants of life is change. When we cease to change we die. However many want to think they live in a permanent cocoon, and live their lives based on how things operated in the past. And it is this resistanc…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:01am
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Is There Life for Black America After President Ob…

  On November 4, 2008, the 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held. A changing of the guard was taking place. Republican President George W. Bush’s policies faced a stunning defeat and America was connecting with the campaign slogan of the junior Democratic Senator…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
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Michael Savage thinks O'Reilly's the victim here

[Cross-posted at .]   Feels like it’s better to stand back and observe things these days rather than plunge into the world of “alternative facts.” The other day, for example, I observed on the radio, if that’s possible, irate conservative callers on the Michael Savage s…

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:40am
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The Merrits of Guaranteed Jobs

Not since the Great Depression has the private sector been unable to provide an adequate number of full time job.  The real unemployment rate is not measured by the BOL.  Credible estimates of the unemployed and those working part time but needing and wanting full time employment are somew…

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
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What happened to Ryans Article?

Ryan Messano posted an excellent article on the Pro Trump rally at Berkley.   Which has disappeared. I wrote brilliant comments as usual, along with others.     Excellent post Ryan. Why did you have to destroy reason with your Morality at the end? So…

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:38pm
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Blogging stuff: Religion

Along with the other trends in following I mentioned recently, I feel that I have to mention something else that is beginning to reappear at a rather alarming rate. I have noticed that some followers and commenters lately have been of the ‘Bible-bashing’ variety.   Personally, I do…

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:23am
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Joanie Dies and A Piece of Americana Classic Goes…

This morning the news reported the death of Erin Moran, the girl that played Joanie Cunningham on the much watched show Happy Days.  She later went onto to star in a spin off Joanie Loves Chachi staring Scott Baio.  No cause of death was cited although she hadn't been in the public eye for…

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:21am
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Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans?

I have asked myself this question many times.  Have recent events changed my mind?   The headline , “Nunes steps aside from Russia probe.”  Why?  As Nunes puts it, "Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Et…

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:39am
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Democrats Choosing These Clintonites To Read Are G…

Poking around Medium today, I came across this noxious little item, " ," by Sasha Stone and Ryan Adams. It's written by a pair of delusional Clintonites, still trying to relitigate the 2016 presidential campaign, when their candidate failed so miserably. Maybe it was because I've had a slow last two…

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:34pm
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The Fed Strill has Power

The Fed Still has Power When I was having a dinner conversation years ago with a Chairman of major New York bank about the power of the Fed I happen mentioned “they can always raise the reserve requirements for banks.” His face turned deep red his facial expression was like he was being …

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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President Trump - It's Time for a Third Party

As the 100th day of the Trump Presidency approaches, it strikes me at just how openly partisan our mainstream media has become, and how foolish at least 50% of our electorate is for believing so much of what is broadcast.   "President Trump has Record Low Approval afte…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:12pm
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A Message To Trump Supporters.

I have decided to comment on Trump's Presidency since it is close to 100 days of him being in office. I will say is that Trump is definitely unfit to be President. This man has no vision for America to push the nation forward and retreating to outdated ideas. I am glad that his wife and son are leav…

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:13pm
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Battle for Berkeley - View from ground

I went to the rally.  While I do not agree 100% with Trump, I detest and despise violent efforts to suppress free speech, which is what has been happening all over our nation.  A Trump rally in Chicago was shut down last year by leftist anarchists.  A Milo Yiannopoulos rally was shut …

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:03pm
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  • - Apr 25, 2017 - 10:56pm
  • - by EXPAT
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French Presidential Elections, FirstRound

Eleven candidates for the first round of the French presidential elections. Each of them has some good ideas. Meaning, all of them have some bad ideas. Four of them may hope to reach the second round.   The usual classification is this: Marine Le Pen, extreme right, Francois Fillon, right, Emm…

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
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How to spot a fake news story

There’s , and there’s . There’s spin, and then there’s such complete imbecilic fuckery disguised as “reporting,” that the moment you read it, you should ridicule it and block the site. Anyone with a shred of knowledge or an inclination to check actual links in …

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:49am
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