• OldFatGuy commented on the blog post As We Go to War, Congress Goes Home

    2014-09-19 12:36:12View | Delete

    E.J. Dionne commentary: After the election is best time for war debate

    Oh yeah, we can’t have important decisions like war and peace be part of our election process. Why, next thing you know, important decisions like taxes and spending might have to be discussed during an election.

    Can’t have that.

    Go F. yourself E.J.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are Privacy Concerns Generational? by msmolly.

    2014-09-19 12:24:54View | Delete

    I’m just curious, and/or stupid at missing the joke, but was there supposed to be something to clicking on that video???

    Cause I got nothing but a red bar moving across the bottom of the screen. No movement, no sound, nothing.

  • 78-22 to pay for weapons to give to one foreign group to fight another. And yet we can’t even find 50 to pay for extended unemployment benefits or better health care or even better Veterans benefits for our own folks that fight and die. Hell, probably couldn’t even find 22 for that.

    Sick country. Sick. Sick. Sick.

  • If by “Not much chance” you mean zero chance, then I think you’re right.

  • In addition 68 percent rate their plans as at least good, which is a decent number, but significantly less than the 86 percent of Americans who rate their employer coverage positively.

    And I would bet all of my wealth that over 75% of that 68% hasn’t yet had to actually get health care. While over 75% of those that didn’t rate their plans as at least good did so because they have actually gotten health care and seen first hand what their copays and deductibles are.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Once the American Dream

    2014-09-19 11:19:23View | Delete

    I’m livid. And fed up. My son’s life is worse now because of Obamacare. Before he couldn’t afford health insurance, or health care. Now, he still can’t afford health insurance, or health care, AND he will be penalized by having his annual tax refund confiscated because he can’t afford health insurance that, even if he did purchase, wouldn’t be able to afford to use because of the deductible.

    I could come up with other examples of how continuing this R&D travesty has impacted my or my loved ones lives in a negative way. And those selling the idea that we must continue to vote LOTE start off by admitting Obamacare has flaws but that it was just a “first step.” Really? Can ANY OF THEM POINT TO ONE, JUST ONE, real attempt at improving upon that first step since passing four years ago???

    It was NOT a first step, it was a fake step to keep real reform from happening, and it happened with the full support of the Democratic Party. And the Republican Party will NEVER be or real reform, so that means both parties are on record as being against real reform. Yet one is supposed to be LOTE than the other.

    And the same can be said for war issues, economic issues, and civil liberties issues. The ONLY issues that LOTE even makes any sense are social issues. And I’d like to know what good it does to have a right to an abortion if you can’t ever afford to pay for it because of health care and economic conditions.

    Voting might not ever change things. But it only takes a little time, I wish we would at least try it and try doing it DIFFERENTLY to see if that would change things. But instead, everyone wants to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

    As you said, Insanity. To be continued this Novemeber.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Something new to “drone” on about

    2014-09-19 10:44:29View | Delete

    Air Force drops requirement to use ‘So help me God’ in oaths

    Holy shit! (Pardon the pun)

    I can only imagine, no wait, actually I may not be able to even imagine, how bad the response to this is going to be.

    I’m glad I don’t ever, EVER click on right wing sites even just to see what the “enemy” is up to. The pearl clutching going on today must be of biblical proportions (okay, I couldn’t help myself).

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are Privacy Concerns Generational? by msmolly.

    2014-09-19 10:39:11View | Delete

    Just walked over to my CD shelves and yes, the name of the U2 CD I own is The Joshua Tree. First two cuts on that are great.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are Privacy Concerns Generational? by msmolly.

    2014-09-19 10:36:47View | Delete

    My son would agree with your daughter. I like some of their stuff, and in fact have one of their CD’s sitting in my very real and tangible music library. Mostly my CD’s are burnt copies of my albums from the 60′s and 70′s that I love, but I have some newer stuff in their [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post Once the American Dream

    2014-09-19 10:27:45View | Delete

    Wonder how many of those poor folks you talked to Peter voted for either the R’s or D’s their whole lives???

    Hell, just read the comments here, many are already gearing up for a LOTE vote for Hillary in 2016.

    No way the continued votes for the two legacy parties has had any impact whatsoever on what you’re seeing and reporting, right??? I mean, if only more Democrats (or more Republicans) would win, things would be so vastly different right???

    So, I know this will be unpopular, but as long as 100 million Americans continue to vote and continue to vote for either of the two empowered parties, then they absolutely DESERVE this.

    No scream at me for being mean. I’m being mean, while people that should know better keep repeating the same goddamned mistake over and over and over again and I suffer for it too. But I’m the one being mean.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Over Easy: Are Privacy Concerns Generational? by msmolly.

    2014-09-19 10:16:08View | Delete

    I don’t have any Apple products, or any “smart” phones (or any dumb ones either that are cell, I have one old landline phone that rings when someone calls), so my response may not count. But I don’t see a problem here. I am an avid computer gamer and have “accounts” on several sites and [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post Killed by Congressional Cowardice by David Swanson.

    2014-09-19 10:04:15View | Delete

    A year ago we spoke up. We confronted Congress members at town hall meetings. We stopped them.

    Oh yeah, they appear stopped alright. Cold. Dead in their tracks.

  • 40%? FOURTY PERCENT!?!?!?!

    Four out of ten people still think the mass media is trustworthy??? Are you kidding me????

    WTF is wrong with these people??? How obvious do they have to make their propaganda????

    JHFC on a cracker.

    *facepalm*

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • Ahem, they DID vote, in record numbers in 2008, giving the Democrats historic majorities in the Senate and House and the Presidency and they learned just how much things changed from Mr. Hope and Change.

    What did Bush say??? “Fool me once, shame on..” After they learned voting made no difference they started Occupy. Then they learned they would be beaten and tortured by our police and the rest of the country would yawn.

    I’m pretty sure they’ve learned their lessons well. Expecting them to do the same thing over again and expect a different result is… well, you know.

    Insanity. To be continued this November.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post $30 Million Reward for Info on Who Shot Down Malaysia MH17 by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-18 14:05:45View | Delete

    Well, it says “whoever provides evidence” will get the reward. Go for it!!!! LOL

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post $30 Million Reward for Info on Who Shot Down Malaysia MH17 by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-18 13:49:50View | Delete

    Nah, that’s not it. I did find this , dated almost a week after the event, that mentions what I’m talking about. Still no luck finding the USG response, which IIRC happened within hours of the initial Chinese report to say it was all very normal seismic activity, nothing to see here. And here’s another I [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post $30 Million Reward for Info on Who Shot Down Malaysia MH17 by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-18 12:12:29View | Delete

    Perhaps Carlos should contact wifka. They even said their client (the entity funding the $30 Million) could provide whistleblowers with new identities.

    Been some speculation on who those funders are. Some such speculation is that it’s a Russian oligarch intent on embarrassing Putin. If that’s the case, they might not like where this leads… LOL.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post $30 Million Reward for Info on Who Shot Down Malaysia MH17 by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-18 12:06:11View | Delete

    I don’t have any links because I suck at searches and it was awhile ago, so folks can feel free to disregard, but I do remember the Chinese government report and the USG response. At the time I recall some “nerd” types wondering if it was perhaps shot down by a new type of space [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post $30 Million Reward for Info on Who Shot Down Malaysia MH17 by OldFatGuy.

    2014-09-18 12:01:57View | Delete

    No, we shouldn’t. Instead, however, about 70 million of us will take time out of our days in November to voice our approval of such crap by voting for one of the two ruling parties to continue on unimpeded.

    Insanity. To be continue this November.

  • This is another one of those polls that they might as well ask “Do you believe one plus one equals two?”

    Because one plus one equals two is exactly the same as marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. They’re called FACTS.

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