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  • amghru wrote a new diary post: My Email to My Congressperson Tim Murphy (PA-18th)

    2013-10-12 14:11:25View | Delete

    ThumbnailI really felt like sharing today so here is the email I sent to my Congressperson. Mr. Murphy, I am contacting you to ask for your help in paying my mortgage, my car payment, my phone and utilities. My wife is a Federal employee and her income is currently our only household income, that is until [...]

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: Iranian Democracy; No Different Than Ours

    2013-06-14 12:06:17View | Delete

    As today is election day in Iran, the national MSM has nothing but disparaging words for the Iranian process. Reporters and pundits go to great lengths to make the Iranian elections seem less than legitimate because the Religious Supreme Council must approve all candidates before they can appear on the ballot. This has resulted in [...]

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: Ed Snowden Drives Our Democracy to the Hospital.

    2013-06-12 09:29:05View | Delete

    Imagine this scenario… A friend and I are walking down a city street. A random gunman indiscriminately shoots my friend. I know that this friend of mine carries a hand gun. I grab his gun and shoot the perpetrator dead. I then help my friend to our car and rush him to the hospital running [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post Witnesses at a Drone Hearing by David Swanson.

    2013-02-25 06:07:44View | Delete

    The headline on this post should be “Witnesses at a Drone Hearing but No One In Power Gives a Shit”, and then it should be blank in the body of the post.

  • Did anyone else notice the beautiful play the Obama Admin. pulled on the Senate Intelligence Committee? It was one of the most beautiful political cons I can remember ever witnessing. Releasing the OLC determinations to the Committee just prior to the Brennan hearing completely neutered the Committee’s ability ask any substantive questions. Here’s how the [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post Mental Health and the Gun Violence Debate by amghru.

    2013-02-03 08:39:31View | Delete

    I have some questions for you based upon your comment. Did you diligently attempt to get mental health help for your family member or did they refuse. I assume that he saw a mental health professional at some time for you to have a diagnosis of paranoid/schizophrenic. Why in the world did you keep guns [...]

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: Mental Health and the Gun Violence Debate

    2013-02-02 14:49:29View | Delete

    Every time I hear a gun control advocate talk about mandatory background checks for criminal record and mental illness, I want to scream and throw stuff at the TV. Being proven guilty of a violent crime should land you on a list of people who can not purchase or own a gun. Mental illness is [...]

  • amghru and PictureDWBartoo are now friends

    2012-12-09 08:59:08View | Delete
  • amghru commented on the diary post Occupy Ignores Israel by fairleft.

    2012-11-19 07:03:39View | Delete

    N.b. Occupy is about Wall Street defrauding workers of their savings

    Ruth, thanks for finally defining what Occupy is about. I have been so confused as to what Occupy’s goal is. The people involved with the movement go to painstaking limits to make sure everyone knows that they are undefinable. I don’t think I have to [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post Elite Democrats Act Like Losers by masaccio.

    2012-11-14 06:19:32View | Delete

    Lincoln and the Gov’t should have adopted masaccio’s punitive approach to treating losers after the Civil War.

  • amghru commented on the diary post OWS Lost Its Mojo When the Word “Occupy” Became a Noun by amghru.

    2012-11-11 20:44:51View | Delete

    This Diary is meant as a thoughtful analysis of what happened. I am a huge supporter of The Occupy “movement” (for want of a better word). I attended and spoke at the first two GA’s in Pittsburgh. I decided that my personality would not mesh well with burgeoning horizontal democracy. I felt that I would [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post OWS Lost Its Mojo When the Word “Occupy” Became a Noun by amghru.

    2012-11-11 20:04:57View | Delete

    No. I didn’t say anything about what a Romney election would have meant. It is irrelevant since it did and can not happen. I didn’t feel that an analysis of what might have happened would be a useful expenditure of time. But the fact that Obama was convincingly re-elected means that the government policies that [...]

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: OWS Lost Its Mojo When the Word “Occupy” Became a Noun

    2012-11-11 11:28:29View | Delete

    The word “occupy” is a transitive verb. It is never a noun. If one is not actively doing something, one can’t occupy it. Conversely, and maybe more importantly, thinking about occupying something is an act of thinking not an act of occupying. This came to me after reading this nice diary by athena1 and this headline [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post Sam Donaldson Goes All Founding Fathers on Jan Helfeld’s Ass by Mark Pelta.

    2012-11-11 08:46:28View | Delete

    Here’s what I wrote on my Facebook posting

    The beauty of an intellectual (Sam Donaldson) destroying a fake intellectual (Jan Helfield). You won’t find me agreeing with Donaldson very often, but his superior logical prowess never lets Helfield trap him semantically. Listen to how Helfield repeatedly tries to get Donaldson to use the word force and [...]

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: A New Strategy for the 2016 Presidential Election (Updated)

    2012-11-06 07:45:24View | Delete

    Now that the quadrennial dog and pony show is behind us, I have been reflecting on the failure of every attempt to revive the voice of the citizens in post Citizens United America. The dismal turnout numbers that “More Money = More Free Speech” helps facilitate is purely understandable. I can no longer argue with [...]

  • Unfortunately, you are correct in noting that Kevin is preaching to the choir with this post. These topics are not going to be discussed in this election and since “We the People” have no electoral control over the MSM or the debate organizers.

    I’m not sure why progressives are bothering to pay attention to, or expend so much of our valuable and limited organizing time on, Presidential Politics. Honestly, what would Jill Stein get accomplished as POTUS with a Congress of D’s & R’s? There is no top down solution to the political problems faced by this country.

    What we need to do is spend our time and money electing, first, enough Representatives to the House to ensure that neither legacy party will have a majority. It will take between 80 and 100 seats. This ensures that the D’s & R’s would have to make a deal with us from Day 1 of the new Congress just to get a rules package in place and elect a Speaker.

    As I type, there is a Gunman with a hostage in a Pittsburgh High Rise. Too bad there wasn’t a cowboy with a gun around to shoot this guy.

  • amghru wrote a new diary post: Free Speech TV

    2012-09-14 07:13:38View | Delete

    I recently had the pleasure of firing Comcast in my home. No more cable TV or cable internet. As a result, I subscribed to Direct TV. While channel surfing I came across the listing for channel 348 (Dish Network 9415) showing “Democracy Now”. The channel is listed as Free Speech TV . I flipped it on and [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post To the Religious Right, I Am No Longer a Woman by RH Reality Check.

    2012-09-14 05:45:23View | Delete

    Recommended. I am a man with a wife and a daughter and I am in full support of my little girl’s (she is only 4’11″)desire to move to Canada where being a woman isn’t a birth defect and women are allowed to freely make choices about their bodies. I never thought that any other issue [...]

  • amghru commented on the diary post No Plan B? by letsgetitdone.

    2012-09-13 06:30:17View | Delete

    On the other hand, perhaps the President did know about all of these options, or at least all of them except consols, but Bob Woodward just missed their presence in Administration deliberations, and the Administration itself just decided not to use any of them in a viable Plan B for reasons unknown to him.

    Or Woodward [...]

  • Does he stand with his former Chief of Staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with the children and the parents, or does he stand with the union?

    That sounds like the same divisive language that the Rethugs deride as class warfare when the topic is taxes on the wealthy. Obama’s answer should be that he is for a negotiated agreement that takes into consideration the needs of all involved. Then he can move on to the next boondoggle.

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