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  • pluege commented on the diary post Ballots or Bullets: Democracy and World Power by GREYDOG.

    2014-11-02 14:31:33View | Delete

    The principal reason why Washington engages in military wars, sanctions and clandestine operations to secure power abroad is because its chosen clients cannot and do not win free and open elections.

    that is not correct. The US uses its military to further American business interests. If American Captains of industry can’t get the deals they want, [...]

  • pluege commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: This and That

    2014-10-25 06:49:54View | Delete

    Conservatives Make Clean Things Dirty:

  • the US uses about $290 billion gallons of oil per year. A $1.5 per gallon US Military Oil protection tax should be implemented to cover the portion of the US Defense budget not needed for actual defense, but needed instead to protect foreign oil supplies.

    This would have the double benefit of 1) funding the military adventurism needed to generate and protect oil company profits, and 2) would incentivize people to consume less oil products.

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

    2014-10-18 05:32:27View | Delete

    since everyone pretty much detests almost all politicians and many voters do not vote at all because of it, the best way to increase voter turnout is to give voters the option to either vote for a candidate or against a candidate. Voting against a candidate would effectively reduce their “for” votes. All those abstainers would surely turnout to vote against the candidates they like the least. No more excuses about they’re all awful…’OK, vote against the most awful.’

  • pluege commented on the blog post Affordable Care Act Is Not Working Better Than Anyone Expected

    2014-10-09 11:10:32View | Delete

    walker, you’re just like a republican: dissembling and obfuscating.

    You know full well that there was a 6 million enrollee estimate that was the latest and greatest just prior to the kickoff. And it is also clear you read Krugman. So you know full well that he is referring to 10 million covered is much better than the 6 million estimate.

    I hate obamacare as much as any progressive, seeing it as a huge windfall for the crap health insurance companies. But it is working as well or better than advertised despite the massive republican lie effort and the usual enabling of republican lies by US corporate media.

    You being a punk doesn’t add anything of value.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Can you please stop torturing your tortured analogies?

    2014-09-04 02:31:23View | Delete

    Can we not get better and more educated bad analogies from history from our political leaders? What’s wrong with comparing Putin from land-grabbing war lords of the past? A Napoleon, Tamerlane, Genghis Khan or Pompey?

    …or the bush-cheney criminal regime.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Right Wing’s Latest Target: Poor Children Who Need Food

    2014-08-26 09:19:37View | Delete

    about time republican/conservative be classified as a mental disease. Pretty scary having such a large segment of the population being so indecent and going about untreated for their disorder.

  • pluege commented on the diary post William Astore: The Bomber Will Always Get Funded — and Used by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-08-19 17:12:49View | Delete

    Follow. The. Money. If they don’t bomb something, then the bombs don’t get used up If the bombs don’t get used up, then they don’t need replacing If they don’t need replacing, the bomb makers make less money If the bomb makers make less money they get very sad Bombing someone, anyone makes bomb makers [...]

  • its not that the equipment is toys – its deadly lethal stuff. What makes it toys (and it is correct to call it so) is that its being given to children; humans in adult bodies that have the mental capacity and outlook of a child.

    Giving stupendously deadly toys to (adult) children – what a pathetically stupid thing to do.

  • “Jobs Lost Due To Financial Crisis Replaced With Ones That Pay 23% Less”

    In the republican viewpoint – a great success!

  • pluege commented on the diary post Colbert Swallows the Hill-Pill by patrick devlin.

    2014-08-08 19:15:08View | Delete

    come on patrick, get a life.

  • pluege commented on the blog post The Dangers of Wealth Inequality

    2014-07-27 11:31:52View | Delete

    obsessive wealth accumulation is an acquired mental disorder that is treatable only by wealth redistribution. The best thing there ever was for the mental health of the obscenely rich was the 91% marginal tax rate in the 1950s.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Late Night: They Needed Killin’

    2014-07-18 02:56:13View | Delete

    humanity needs to absorb the concept that no human possesses, and no authority can grant the right to kill another human. Its the only way.

  • what an incredibly dumbass post! Nobody understands healthcare plan options either before or after ACA. It happens to be a complex subject. That 64% people only spent 1-2 hours is remarkably good.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Funny how all that works

    2014-07-07 02:15:12View | Delete

    conservatives make clean things dirty:

  • pluege commented on the blog post The Roundup for July 4th, 2014

    2014-07-05 04:22:47View | Delete

    Conservatives Make Clean Things Dirty:

  • pluege commented on the blog post Richard Mellon Scaife (1932-2014)

    2014-07-04 09:28:58View | Delete

    if only all conservatives could have a terminal disease (other than conservativism) so they could gain the perspective on life that the nearness death brings, the world would be a far better place.

  • Even Former National Security & Bush Administration Officials Think Obama’s Drone Policy Is Too Radical

    what a moronic thing to say. When it comes to republican comments on obama, you could never devine a serious comment from their obama hatred. I’m no fan of obama, and think his drone policies are crimes, but its plain stupid to ask or quote any republican on any topic about what they think about an obama policy.

  • pluege commented on the diary post How to Get Gun Makers and Lobbyists to Fund Massive Mental Health Programs by spocko.

    2014-05-29 04:16:50View | Delete

    ‘Its about the mentally ill’ is a fine argument to accept because the logical result is that every gun owner – yes, gun owner, as well as gun purchasers need to be thoroughly tested/assessed/vetted for mental stability, which is the immediate goal. That the very desire to own a gun raises the questions of that [...]

  • pluege commented on the blog post Report: Chris Christie May Have Violated Pay To Play Laws

    2014-05-09 09:28:35View | Delete

    If Christie is to be judged on sober stewardship of the New Jersey pension system, the verdict won’t be favorable.

    pretty sure that once pig-christie is in jail he’ll mostly be judged on his corrosive personality and failure to even remotely resemble a decent human being.

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