• MFers. I swear to Dog could they support authoritarianism any more blatantly than that??? “Lets jam the Wi-Fi signals so no one can reports out about what’s happening.”

    Imagine the mindset it requires to even contemplate that???

    We don’t want any other word to get out except the official word of the authorities there.

    That’s as un-American, un-democratic, un-free as you can get. And this is what the right wing of this country is.

    Yet they still get 20% popular support or more????

    I also swear to Dog those assholes DESERVE the authoritarian fascist police state they’re so chearing on.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Hating the Other Party Really Drives Turnout

    2014-10-17 15:35:12View | Delete

    Well I’m going to go out on a limb and make a BOLD PREDICTION.

    There will be an election in a couple of weeks. And in that election, over 95% of the people will vote for an R or a D candidate. And when the new Congress is sworn in around the beginning of the new year, it will be a lot like the current Congress, and the Congress before that, and the Congress before that, and the Congress before that, etc.

    American insanity. Knowing change is needed but continuing to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. To be continued in a few weeks. And again in 2016. And again in 2018. And again in 2020… etc…

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Obama Appoints Ebola Czar, Third Health Worker Isolated

    2014-10-17 15:27:08View | Delete

    How many firedogs believe the “official story” in this case?

    Because something doesn’t add up to me.

    First of all, this is almost certainly a DoD employee. I suppose it’s possible that some random civilian would board a DoD bus, but I think it’s more likely it was a DoD employee.

    Intentionally lying about where you’ve been doesn’t strike me as something you would ordinarily expect from a DoD employee (FULL DISLOSURE: I worked at the Pentagon for 4 years during the Reagan Administration so maybe I’m biased).

    It leaves me wondering whether this is a cover story to quell fear knowing the cat is about to be out of the bag, so to speak or if it’s truthful and this person really did make up such a sick (no pun intended) story.

    And finally, wouldn’t it be great to live in a country where your government didn’t always lie to you and you wouldn’t even after to puzzle over such questions as this.

    What do you firedogs say?

  • Piece of evidence number 1,320.893 that police officers will not be held accountable for their actions.

    And the police are VERY. VERY well aware of this. And it shows.

  • I’m not sure that not indicting a police officer for murder will lead to riots. If it did, we’d have had riots all over the country by now. Now maybe the folks in Ferguson are more fed up, and maybe rightfully so, but if the past is any indicator, what we’ll have instead of riots is some peaceful demonstrations in which the police use instigators to justify ratcheting up their own violence and calling it riots.

    Me, personally, I think we may be well past time when full out riots are justified, but if killing American citizens with no due process by the police and by the President and locking up citizens with no charges or right to counsel didn’t create riots, I don’t think one police officer not getting charged will do the trick.

    No, I expect community activists will organize and take part in a peaceful demonstration, involving hundreds or even thousands of residents, and the police will use that opportunity once again to escalate the peaceful demonstrations into a riot. And that’s not a result of a police officer not being charged, that’s a direct result of police activity.

  • The DEA could vanish tomorrow and there would be no real difference. I mean after 40-50 years what have they accomplished?

    The price of drugs being higher.

    Which a cynic might conclude would mean “Mission Accomplished!”

    Not that I’m a cynic or anything.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Polling Shows Why Senate Will Become Even More Gridlocked

    2014-10-07 08:37:24View | Delete

    The Senate is “gridlocked” in the same sense that WWE wrestlers are enemies.

    Hard to believe you still buy into the R and D phony bullshit Jon.

    The appearance of gridlock is to maintain the status quo, which is working very well, thank you very much, for the 1%. But when something the 1% wants done needs done, like, oh, say, funding more war, “gridlock” suddenly disappears.

    You a big fan of pro wrestling too Jon?

  • This is at least the FIFTH time in recent weeks that you have posted admonishing others on how “they are supposed to react” to your posts.

    WTF???

    How dare you suggest that you, and you alone, are the arbiter of how one can respond to the stories of the day, and the realities of the day.

    You pointing out this great ruling is fine. And others pointing out the fact that in today’s reality this ruling will likely be repealed is also fine.

    If you don’t like certain responses to posts, perhaps you should stop posting.

    For some, the “right thing” in this case might be to point out the bright light of this ruling. For others, the “right thing” might be to point out that nothing has really changed because this will be repealed and therefore we have to remain aggressive in demanding real change.

    What we don’t need is someone telling us “Look at the bright side, and ignore the darker reality or don’t mention the darker reality.”

    How dare you.

  • 1.All basic health insurance in Switzerland is provided on a nonprofit basis,

    You could have stopped there and it would have been reason enough to invalidate comparing Obamacare to Swiss care. But the others just make it more pronounced how Obamacare is not even close to what the Swiss have.

    But no matter. Take a poll in a few months, and a majority of Americans will believe that the US is no longer the only industrialized nation in the world without true health care because they’ll say we have the same as the Swiss.

    Despite the fact that, you know, we don’t.

  • Come on now you guys always talking about the necessity of voting LOTE.

    Come in THIS THREAD and defend it.

    Where are you now???

    Cowards. Absolute cowards. THIS IS what you so often advocate for, but you’re too much of a coward to come and defend this right now.

    Asshole cowards, the lot of you. Come prove me wrong.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Most Americans Unaware How Rich 1% Are

    2014-09-29 22:16:52View | Delete

    Everyone who is a billionaire has made their money off of other people’s labor. That’s what capitalism is all about.

    I agree, but I was just making the point that I think it is possible earn a billion dollars without doing that. But yeah, I don’t think we have a single example of that in today’s world. Not one.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Most Americans Unaware How Rich 1% Are

    2014-09-29 22:14:32View | Delete

    Increase your company’s profit by $10 billion.

    That thinking right there sums up what’s wrong with today’s capitalism.

    Wrong answer.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Most Americans Unaware How Rich 1% Are

    2014-09-29 15:19:43View | Delete

    I think it’s entirely possible to earn $1 billion. But I don’t think any CEO or hedge fund manager “earns” anywhere close to what they’re making.

    But if an individual built a better mouse trap, made $1 profit on each trap sold, and it sold 1 billion world wide, I’d say that individual earned $1 billion.

    But what we have are CEO’s “earning” the labor of those beneath them and hedge fund managers “earning” moneys that are in actuality stolen through manipulation and fraud.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Why Modern Monetary Theory is a dicey bet for liberals by danps.

    2014-09-27 17:54:28View | Delete

    I like this post a lot. It fits with what I’ve been thinking a lot about MMT. And FTR I like MMT a lot, but I’m specifically speaking of the monetary policy portion of it, and that’s what I’ve always felt about MMT. It’s a monetary policy that could be used to achieve neo-liberal as [...]

  • Wow. Just wow. I mean think about this for a second.

    Whatever you may think of Wilson’s actions, the fact is it did not sit well with the community you’re charged with “serving and protecting” and yet you want to intentionally, INTENTIONALLY AND WITH PROVICATION, “stick it to” that very community by saying, OPENLY AND WITH PRIDE, I’m with a cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man despite not hearing all of the evidence yet.

    Every police officer that wore one of those should be fired on the spot for insensitivity and outright stupidity.

    This is outrageous.

    Folks, the police are just telling everyone, loudly and clearly, that they believe they live in an “us versus them” world, and we, the public, are “them.”

    That is not policing. That’s occupation, or war like.

    Fuck you every single Ferguson “police officer” who wore that. And I use “police officer” in quotes because you clearly don’t have a fucking clue what it means to be a true community police officer. You should join the fucking military and take your “us versus them” attitudes to an actual enemy, you assholes.

    Damned this just really burns me up. This is WRONG. Flat out WRONG.

  • Who do you work for??? Whoever it is, they are overpaying you, because you’ve ONLY got one answer for everything. “Free lunch!” “Free lunch!”

    And your kneejerk authoritarianism, “the government can do whatever it wants” regarding security is sickening and some of the most anti-American crap I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading.

    You wouldn’t know what freedom, democracy, or the rule of law meant if it bit you in the ass and left a scar.

    If you had any decency at all, you’d quit this job and reveal exactly who the fuck it is you’re “working” for.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Upon It Their Names Are Written by Isaiah 88.

    2014-09-27 01:49:55View | Delete

    And make no mistake, this is NOT about ISIS, this is about regime change in Syria. That’s what it’s always been about. And Ukraine has been about keeping Russia too busy there to be able to exert much influence on a Syria regime change. All because of a fucking pipeline from Qatar to Europe. Here is [...]

  • Wow, congratulations.

    I didn’t know it was possible to fit so much stupid into one paragraph. Your parents must be so proud. Bet they’ve got one of those “My kid can beat up your honor student kid” bumper stickers on the car.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post UAE-Hired Lobbyists Planted Anti-Qatar Stories In US Media

    2014-09-26 15:37:39View | Delete

    OT, but I since I can’t write diaries anymore thought I’d share this here, and it is sort of related to the ME.

    Be afraid, be very afraid!!! Muslims are beheading in the USA!!!

    Press Release from the city of Moore, OK.

    9-26-14
    Sgt. Jeremy Lewis
    On 9-25-14 at 1605hrs Moore Police received a 911 call from 216 NE 12th (Vaughn Foods) in reference to a subject attacking employees inside the business. As officers responded the caller advised someone had been stabbed then gunshots were fired inside the business. Officers entered the business treating it as an active shooter incident. Once inside officers found two female victims with knife wounds. Officers also found a male who had been shot. Officers secured the business and evacuated all the employees and the injured. The Moore Police Department Tactical Team conducted a search of the business and did not find any other victims or suspects.
    Initial investigation shows that Alton Nolen (8-16-84) who was an employee of Vaughn Foods was terminated and became angry. Nolen went to the parking lot, then drove his vehicle to the front of the business where he hit another vehicle. Nolen then entered the main entrance into the front office. Nolen encountered and killed Colleen Hufford (01-05-60) with a knife. During the attack, Nolan severed the victims head. Nolen then began assaulting a second victim, identified as Traci Johnson (06-17-71), with the same knife. Mark Vaughn, who is an the Chief Operating Officer and a reserve Oklahoma County Deputy confronted Nolen and shot him stopping the assault. Nolan and the second victim were transported to the hospital where both are now in stable condition.
    After conducting interviews with Nolen’s co-workers, information was obtained that he recently started trying to convert several employees to the Muslim religion. Due to the manner of death and the initial statements of co-workers and other initial information, the Moore Police Department requested the assistance of the FBI in conducting a background investigation on Nolan.

    - bold mine

    Made sure they put out that word, didn’t they??? Press release and all, A MUSLIM HAS BEHEADED AN AMERICAN IN AMERICA!!!!

    Just in time for the weekend cocktails parties to spread the fear real good…

    This country is so sick.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Obama’s War In Syria Finding Few Supporters

    2014-09-24 09:06:59View | Delete

    Just watched it. Still laughing.

    John Kerry’s “response” to ISIS calling him an uncircumsized old geezer was hilarious as well.

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