• pluege commented on the blog post Who would have thought?

    2014-04-17 04:55:14View | Delete

    of the rich and for the rich at the expense of the people.

  • the confederacy was and is an abomination. “never again” month would be way more appropriate. I’m thinking its time to rethink that no-secession business. With 20/20 hindsight, keeping the south seems to have been a mistake: emancipation: yes; secession: good riddance. Finding a home to send all the vile, insane republican/conservative goons has merit.

  • pluege commented on the blog post The true value of hard work is not earning enough

    2014-04-09 02:59:07View | Delete

    can’t imagine what motivates people to want to be token mouthpieces for scoundrels and imbeciles. Way to go Ms. Jenkins – you’ve chosen to waste your life by being a stooge of stooges.

  • pluege commented on the diary post Executive Orders: A Fair Ranking of Presidents from Least Active to Most Active by letsgetitdone.

    2014-03-17 18:38:24View | Delete

    Have I covered everything, or did I forget something?

    how about:
    assassination of US citizens
    Unlawful indefinite detention of people

  • pluege commented on the diary post VIDEO: Zimmerman, At Gun Show, Wonders Why World Is Mad With Him by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2014-03-11 03:27:28View | Delete

    how about we drop the phraseology “packing heat” that gives the Neanderthal cowards erections of their tiny dicks and start calling NRA terrorists what they are: terrorists. Even if it doesn’t change anything at least it won’t be coddling the NRA terrorists.

  • pluege commented on the diary post Top Six Reasons to Stop Fighting Wars by David Swanson.

    2014-02-18 01:22:45View | Delete

    doesn’t matter how many reasons you come up with as to why war is a horrid idea and we should never engage in it, they’ll never trump the one reason why we’ll never not have war, but instead will continue to have ever more war: war is a cash cow for plutocrats. end of story: [...]

  • pluege commented on the blog post Regular People Don’t Pay Any Attention to the CBO

    2014-02-11 14:19:09View | Delete

    the CBO is not important in the way presented here, as if average people are hanging on its every word. It is exceptionally important in validating and lending credence to statements politicians make. This is a perfect example and why the CBO (and other credible sources) is so important and why democrats need to pushback hard on the lying spin put out by republicans.

    A republican saying that the ACA will cost jobs has no credence to any sentient human being as said human is 99% sure the republican statement is an outright lie or is an exceptional exaggeration taken out of context – it is what republicans do. But that very same lying dirtbag republican saying that the CBO says ACA will cost jobs will suddenly be listened to or at least not dismissed out of hand.

    The CBO (and any other credible source of information) makes a HUGE difference.

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: The Solar Photovoltaic Price Evolution Revolution by BruceMcF.

    2014-01-26 21:28:01View | Delete

    ALL economic analysis of sustainable energy vs. fossil-fuel based energy is completely bullshit!!! In its most fundamental form: you have 2 systems. Both produce electricity. In one system – sustainable energy, the cost of fuel is…Zero. In the other, fossil-fuel based energy, the cost of finding, extracting, shipping, processing, storing, burning, and managing the waste are [...]

  • pluege commented on the blog post Boeing and NSA Get Schooled, Brazil Edition

    2013-12-21 11:00:18View | Delete

    because everyone just loves arrogant bullies running around spouting American Exceptionalism and trying to strong-arm everyone all the time.

    The American Century is over. No one is going to put with the crap espoused by American wingnuts. Americans are going to have to learn to earn respect and compete on the same playing field as everyone else. But of course there is no sign of that realization, just the opposite form the right.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Quinnipiac Poll Has Bad News for Democrats

    2013-12-10 22:26:22View | Delete

    wow, you’re dumber than a stump twice (can’t imagine how you tie your shoes – assuming you do):

    1) apparently you were asleep, Rip last time republicans were in charge.

    2) boycotting elections is a really terrific way to affect change – news for you – no one gives a crap about you and your boycott.

  • pluege commented on the blog post Quinnipiac Poll Has Bad News for Democrats

    2013-12-10 22:20:04View | Delete

    phew, good thing quinnipiac is a complete republican propagandist tool outfit and Jon Walker is overwhelmed by his ODS. Otherwise this would be very discouraging.

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Traveling to our deaths and the fatal Metro North derailment by BruceMcF.

    2013-12-08 21:53:02View | Delete

    you can add that non-union workers at the railroads haven’t had a raise in 5 years and have no prospects of one anytime soon; they’re on-call 365/24/7 to respond to any and all incidents; and never get paid for more than 40 hours work per week even though more than 40 occurs on a regular [...]

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Traveling to our deaths and the fatal Metro North derailment by BruceMcF.

    2013-12-08 21:46:33View | Delete

    As far as ERTMS is concerned, 1) it is wholly based on European train operating practices, which are different than US practices, 2) it relies on a large amount of radio spectrum dedicated solely to use by the railways. Here in the US, the government won’t even dedicate a far smaller amount of radio spectrum [...]

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Traveling to our deaths and the fatal Metro North derailment by BruceMcF.

    2013-12-08 21:34:14View | Delete

    …and I’ll note that had the train control system that Metro-North has had in place for more than 25 years been in place on the railroad in California that had the head-on collision in California, the collision in all likelihood would not have occurred and there would not have been any PTC legislation.

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Traveling to our deaths and the fatal Metro North derailment by BruceMcF.

    2013-12-08 21:25:31View | Delete

    In Oct 2008 as a result of a head-on collision in CA, Congress passed unfunded mandate legislation requiring passenger railroads to implement train control systems that: 1) prevented train to train collisions 2) prevented overspeed derailments 3) prevented routing a train over misaligned routes 4) prevented trains from entering track areas with workers on the [...]

  • pluege commented on the diary post Sunday Train: Traveling to our deaths and the fatal Metro North derailment by BruceMcF.

    2013-12-08 20:51:22View | Delete

    this is a really uninformed and irresponsible post – you don’t know what you’re talking about regarding the applicability of ERTMS in the US, its costs, what the LIRR and MNR have done the past 30 years and continue to do to enhance safety and why they need an extension to 2018 to fully realize [...]

  • pluege commented on the diary post Let’s Begin Ending War Again by David Swanson.

    2013-12-08 10:46:38View | Delete

    the end of war the end of gun ownership and its inseparable violence the end of Capital Punishment the end of murder all start with an understanding of the same thing: Humans do not possess a right to kill humans By common occurrence, humans learn to think of killing of humans by humans as an acceptable [...]

  • pluege commented on the diary post Will climate change saints save the Earth? by cassiodorus.

    2013-11-30 23:17:24View | Delete

    in typical Western-think fashion, climate change only defines a symptom, not actionable steps for people to actually do. The notion of trying to prevent climate change is also not something people are going to readily get onboard with no matter how scary advocates make it sound – there is still little that average people can [...]

  • Wow! a Pope being what a Pope should be, saying what a Pope should say. A miracle!

  • pluege commented on the diary post My Body Isn’t 40 Anymore: Three Faces of Retirement by Gary Cohn.

    2013-11-20 04:43:02View | Delete

    “ designed as a thrift plan, and it doesn’t work as a retirement plan,” Bogle declared.

    isn’t it grand when greedheads matter of factly admit after the fact that the F’ed everyone. Of course at the time of selling their scam they invest all kinds of money and effort denying and distracting from the obvious disastrous [...]

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