• hazmaq commented on the diary post John Oliver Takes on the U.S. Prison System with Puppets by Zach Tomanelli.

    2014-07-21 13:35:09View | Delete

    On shows like MSNBCs lockup you’ll learn how much more barbaric our sentencing is and the more targeted abuse of that system by some states. Young adults with children are given horrible sentences for non-violent crimes committed to feed a drug habit and/or their families.. One very young woman in Kentucky with several small children [...]

  • Racist comments are not allowed on Firedoglake. -Firedoglake editor

  • hazmaq commented on the diary post Friday Food for the Fourth by Elliott.

    2014-07-04 10:43:45View | Delete

    Love this platter. All it took to get me to a story about vegetables was the Arizona heat, and not the extra belly fat I’ve been slow to remove because I finally have some nice cleavage. Good timing though because I’ve just found a new use for my big grilling pan, recently purchased as a [...]

  • I don’t partake either but a majority of my friends and family do.

    Short and sweet: reduce the penalties down to parking ticket levels for most, and treat citizen sellers equal to drunk drivers and give free medicinal use passes for those with medical issues confirmed by a DR.
    Which includes those who need/prefer pot over alcohol as a stress reducer.

    I ABSOLUTELY do not find pot to be ‘safe’.
    1. It is still harmful smoke that will have a serious impact on the body as all smoke does.
    2. And I do find that most all regular smokers I know are prone to bouts of unwarranted emotional duress… which can affect many aspects of their lives.
    Crazy I know but I’m old enough to have seen it for decades among hundreds of very dear people..all over the country.

  • Oh yeah lets next talk about JP’s court approved ‘settlements’. For years as I struggled financially through an unexpected and uninsured health crisis I was part of JP’s overdraft shell game, where they deliberately posted the largest incoming check first so all others bounced. I was charged a small fortune in fees over several years.
    After a year of waiting for the final court Order, I received a check for $0.17.

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Democrats Have a Six Point Advantage in Generic Ballot

    2013-10-15 18:07:43View | Delete

    Please don’t publicize these polls anymore. Aside from Pelosi – a realist – Congressional Dems leader -especially Reid and Hoyer – con themselves, donors and voters into believing the polls mean we approve of what they’ve done.
    They pay insurance to Republicans – points and votes from anywhere else mean nothing.

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Did Iran Win The US-Iraq War?

    2013-09-26 16:57:13View | Delete

    Iran is winning still..and turns out that’s good for us.

    But what I’m happiest about is that the biggest looser is not the Bush/Cheney gang so much, but Israel. No one left to pick a war with..

    Maybe their hating will stop now so Palestinians finally have some peace..

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Poverty Among Senior Citizens is Worse than Official Numbers

    2013-05-21 13:05:47View | Delete

    Some other unreported info:

    Women who stayed home to raise children or contributed to the family business, as I did, earned nothing toward their future SS benefits. If shit happens and your health and/or marriage bubble bursts, your SS or Disability benefits are barely enough for rent.

    And then we have states like mine -Arizona – who’s gun happy Right-Wing “Christian” leaders felt the best way to balance the budget and keep all their toys was to reduce EVERYONES food stamps by $21.00 – right before Thanksgiving too.

  • Sorry didn’t know where to put this..

    Re ARIZONA: Just heard from my Disabled elderly Aunt.. and spoke with a DES rep to confirm..

    ALL/each and every Arizona food stamp recipient recently received word that thanks to the AZ government/Republicans, their food stamps will be cut by $21.00 for November..

    Don’t see this written anywhere..might help turn out more angry voters!!

    Say Happy Fucking Thankgsgiving to Brewer and her Hoarde.. ;(

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Obama Shelves EPA’s Ozone Restrictions

    2011-09-02 13:08:44View | Delete

    Actually he’s worse.
    He’s Dick Cheney and Condoleeza Rice rolled into one.
    And I say that with a dead serious face.

  • What I valued about her most out of all the Democrats was that she was fearless. She knew what we wanted and wouldn’t take crap from Harry Reid, Emanuel or Obama. Her wielding the gavel over the Moderate heads of Hoyer and Clyburn was essential too.

  • Obama and his Administrations’ actions -including the DOJ’s – are making brazenly clear which voters he’s hoping to entice in 2012.

    The only way to stop them and him, is to get Pelosi back in the Speakers seat.
    The Senate is too corrupt to mess with.

  • The minute he hired Rahm Emanuel, the insiders of the Right and Left knew he wasn’t the dream Democrat we dumb-ass voters thought he was.
    Since then all he and Harry Reid have done and will continue to is serve tea. They’ve burned all other bridges.

  • hazmaq commented on the diary post Irene: Loin-Girding, Optional by TobyWollin.

    2011-08-28 11:39:06View | Delete

    Due to weather issues here in Arizona, I greatly appreciate the 24/7 availability of TWC online as well as on the tv, and all the local coverage – for families and the locals affected. However, since the storms’ danger was downgraded to that of a normal tropical storm rather quickly I thought it ridiculous overkill [...]

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Choi in Chains: When Does Someone Become a Political Prisoner?

    2011-08-25 13:31:02View | Delete

    The judge in this case is a rare jewel by publicly acknowledging bull-shit prosecutions when he sees them.

    Unfortunately he seeks justice against that rare combination of a white female Southern lawyer lawyer and her bag of prejudices partnered with a black President who chooses to forgot what justice is all about.

  • If it weren’t for the blue states beliefs in science and justice, just think what this country would turn into.

    Better start looking at your state Dr.s credentials. When the only oncologist in my area was an older man from and educated in Texas – I chose to put my life in the hands of a real Dr. 65 miles away.

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Russ Feingold Won’t Run Next Year

    2011-08-19 09:10:15View | Delete

    Anyone else here think that Ron Paul may sneak in the back door in 2012?

    The Obama/Reid congress have so fu**ed any faith in Dems that Dems and Independents only near choice is Ron Paul. You’re damn right he’s horrible if you look at the details – but W. didn’t make it to two term by our brain dead voters checking out the details.

    I’ve talked to a bunch of people here in Az, including Independents and hard core Republicans – all favored Paul.

  • hazmaq commented on the blog post Russ Feingold Won’t Run Next Year

    2011-08-19 08:58:20View | Delete

    It may have to do with the same reason he nixed his past thoughts about running. Remember he was our darling until Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer cut him off to support Hillary.

    No progressive can ever trust the DSCC or the DCCC, both of whom push pro-war and pro-Wall Street candidates.

  • Obama, Dems and Republicans better fear one man in particular: Ron Paul

    With the gaping hole Obama has Left, many of us from all walks see him as the one who may have the right stuff to finally sneak thru to home base.
    I see Independents flocking to him as the one sanely consistent adult at the party.

  • Please make them stop with this big-talk of ‘bi-partisan’ Gangs of ?? ‘tackling the tougher decisions later’ bullshit.
    Not once have I ever seen the $#@^%$* Democrats ever leave a bargaining table with little if any of what they said they hoped to accomplish.
    Reid and Obama have turned out to be horrible liars.

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