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    "Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one". --A. J. Liebling (I own this Blog, GET-IT?) --DA

    "Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." --Cyril Connolly

    "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."--Louis D. Brandeis

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”--Martin Luther King Jr.


  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Innocents Abroad -- Mark Twain

    "It liberates the vandal to travel--you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction." - The American Abroad speech, 1868 - Mark Twain

    Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. - Letter to W. D. Howells, 5/20/1891 - Mark Twain

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bernie Sanders at Georgetown University on November 19, 2015 Speaks of 'Socialism'.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Here are some videos to help you with your perception of Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders confronts the Federal Reserve Chairman, and predicts the Wall Street Collapse (1998).

Bernie Sanders predicts banks becoming Too Big To Fail (2000).

Bernie Sanders strongly opposes the Iraq War in a hearing before the vote (2002).

Bernie Sanders confronts the Federal Reserve Chairman in (2003).

Bernie Sanders grills Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke (2009).

Bernie Sanders spectacular recession speech on the Senate Floor. (2012)

Bernie Sanders: What happened to the American Dream?? Senate speech (2014).

Bernie Sanders destroys this climate change denier in Senate hearing(2014).

Bernie Sanders (1985 - 2015) Such an inspiring video going through time showing his most memorable moments!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton watch to the end of the video.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Watch & Listen. Share Far & Wide. Done & Done.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Logic Applied to Gun Regulation by Gun Owner.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Gun Regulations Chart


Thursday, October 01, 2015

Mass shooting in Oregon.

Already I have seen the same NRA-like challenging questions that gun-supporters ask of any / all commenters who suggest increased gun regulation when a mass shooting occurs.

Each time suggested solutions are offered.

Regardless of how thoughtfully crafted, no matter how logical and sensible and even how protective the suggested solutions are to 2nd amendment rights, the opposition remains stubbornly static and predictably offers no compromise.

Offering up suggested legislative solutions for dissection by NRA-canned, preformed, lobbyist-like argumentative replies is pointless.

At this point I personally, as a voter, choose to support any and all legislative proposals which might, regardless of how remotely, inhibit these occurrences.

I have no more patience or tolerance for the debate and I do not wish to hear anymore of the NRA-scripted arguments against regulation because I have heard them all and I have concluded that they are largely nonsensical in the greater scheme of things.

So while questions about what legislation might help will bait some others to reenter that tired, old, debate with NRA-supporters, I won't be one of them.

My mind is made up and I will be as resolute in my support of increased gun regulation efforts as the NRA will be opposed to same.

I have no regard for efforts to shout down the calls for greater regulation. Going forward I will forever support any / all efforts to inhibit the use of guns to kill innocent members of the public and I will never be shouted down by those opposed to greater regulation.

Done & done.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Now Even Iran Is Laughing At the GOP

"Drafted by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and co-signed by 46 Republican senators, the letter was a not-so-subtle threat to Iran that any international agreement reached with President Barack Obama on Iran's nuclear program would unravel under his successor."

Tom Cotton is probably too stupid to be aware of the Logan Act.

I would support the Justice Department if they arrested Cotton and his 46 cohorts and jailed them for sedition and or treason. If found guilty I think a firing squad is too good for them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Goodwill Industries Exploits The Disabled.

Don't recycle with Goodwill.

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Patriotism & Dissent

  • "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
    -- Republican President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." --Sinclair Lewis

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

    "When the government fears the people it is a democracy....when the people fear their government it is tyranny..." -- Thomas Jefferson

    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." – Herman Goering - Nazi

    "patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." - Samuel Johnson

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  • "I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done."--John Murtha Congressman (D-PA) -------
    "War is a rackett"--Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, United States Marine Corps, 1881 - 1940, Double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
    I'm inclined to agree.--DA
    "Many of those who want to rush this country into war and think it would be so quick and easy don't know anything about war. They come at it from an intellectual perspective, versus having sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off."--Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska
    "We're in Bush country," Bradach said. "There will be a lot of detractors, people saying we aren't patriots. I'd like to know what they've given up.

    There is no way our children died in vain, not if we pay attention, not if we learn. I'm proud of my son. I love the Marines. And I'm very much against this war and always have been.

    I guess our children went and were sacrificed for us to take a look at what we let happen. We let this war happen. If nothing else, this is a huge lesson. Watch who you vote for. Watch what they're telling you. Don't be so afraid."
    --Lynn Bradach, mother of a fallen American Hero, from Oregon, in support of Cindy Sheehan

More "Quotes"

  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.--Aristotle

  • A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.--Leonard Bernstein

  • The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.--Albert Einstein

  • The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.--Dante Alighieri

  • Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all people are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all people and all countries - not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of humankind as civilized.--Albert Einstein

  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.--Plato

  • Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.--William E. Simon

  • Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.--Alexander Hamilton

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Ben Franklin

  • "Fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --The Biggest Fool of 'em All

  • Regarding "Trickle-Down Economics: "If you feed enough oats to the horse, some will pass through to feed the sparrows."--John Kenneth Galbraith

  • "This is not about who they are. This is about who we are. We are Americans and we hold ourselves to a higher standard of conduct. And, no, the end does not justify the means. Not now. Not ever, when the means include torturing prisoners." --Republican Senator John McCain

  • "Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth"--Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. --Edmund Burke

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