• Berman said the energy executives will have to exploit “fear, greed, and anger” and personally destroy progressive activists in order to protect themselves from new regulations on drilling and carbon emissions.

    This has been the GOP playbook at least since Nixon. But lets remember if you have to lie, if you have to attack personally then that means you know the facts won’t win you your case.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post Bob Dold, Bruce Rauner, Rep. Paul Ryan all trying to run to the Left on the issues? by ThingsComeUndone.

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    Many women are to poor to afford abortions if the federal government won’t pay for them how will they get them? If women are stationed over seas and get pregnant would they have to go to an Iraqi hospital because they can’t go to an American federally funded military hospital they certainly can’t afford a [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the diary post Bob Dold, Bruce Rauner, Rep. Paul Ryan all trying to run to the Left on the issues? by ThingsComeUndone.

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    Read the damn sentence you just quoted: my objection is to your claim that one can’t be pro-choice without also supporting government funding for abortion, which is a logical fallacy.

    Fine explain it to me how can you be pro choice but against government funded abortion. Cite some examples give me some reasons. Its like the [...]

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

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    Yeah Seconded!

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

    2014-10-29 15:40:02View | Delete

    Complexity is part of the plan confusion is a design feature and to be honest just how many rich and middle class people can claim they really understand everything they are and are not covered for.
    Why not ask the average person if they understand how carbon deposits form on the intake valves of their cars. Lots of nodding as their mechanics talk lots deer in head light looks.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

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    To make the right choice you need to calculate how much each policy will cost out of pocket after factoring in your prescriptions, likely lab tests, average number of doctor visits, and treatments. This of course needs to be combined with calculating your yearly probability of a serious accident or illness adjusted for how much that would cost.

    Unless you can claim to see the future just what is the best plan for you and the other members of your family? Can you know today future illness and future income?

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

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    The 1% seem to prefer paying more money as a percent of GDP just to insure some ( those who can afford private insurance ) than countries with national healthcare pay to insure everyone.

  • Is it just me or does police violence contain an implicit threat to anyone who accuses the city of corruption. Look what we do to poor mostly Dark People for no reason now imagine what we will do if you threaten to expose our money making scams.

  • Nine years, nine months and five days after he punched David Koschman in the face and ran away, Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko — a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley — stood before a judge and admitted he was guilty of causing Koschman’s death.
    Judge Maureen P. McIntye accepted Vanecko’s guilty plea and ordered him to spend 60 days in jail, followed by 60 days of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
    The judge also gave Vanecko the maximum 30 months of probation and ordered him to apologize to Koschman’s mother Nanci Koschman and pay her restitution of $20,000.


    http://projects.suntimes.com/koschman/latest-news/vanecko-koschman-mom-in-court-for-hearing/

    The investigation went no where as long as his Uncle was Mayor.

  • Jon Graham Burge (born December 20, 1947) is a convicted felon and former Chicago Police Department detective and commander who gained notoriety for torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 1972 and 1991 in order to force confessions.

    After Burge was fired, there was a groundswell of support to investigate his convictions. In 2002, a special prosecutor began investigating the accusations. The review, which cost $17 million, revealed improprieties that resulted in no action due to the statute of limitations.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Burge

    I don’t understand how the statute of limitations can apply when it was the police doing the crime? I’ve heard of waiting out the clock before but this is ridiculous.

  • Since 2004, police-related lawsuits have cost Chicago and its taxpayers over $500 million.

    Mayor Rahm of course wants more money for the police but despite all the police shootings gun fire deaths in Chicago just went up and up during his reign.

  • By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Published: May 3, 2003

    WASHINGTON, May 2 — William J. Bennett, author of “The Book of Virtues” and one of the nation’s most relentless moral crusaders, is a high-rolling gambler who has lost more than $8 million at casinos in the last decade, according to online reports from two magazines.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/03/national/03GAMB.html

    I’m sure Bill lost more than $8 million since this is a 2003 article. Imagine how many meals he could buy for the poor with $8 million if only he learned chess instead of cards. Scratch that nobody loses $8 million who knows anything about cards and gambling Bill is a Mark and enjoys being taken maybe we could introduce him to Bondage and S n M he can get all the humiliation he gets losing millions of losing but at a much cheaper price.

  • Still down with the Good Book. Excellent citation!

    Help others is the most important thing I’ve learned from the bible. The Fundies seem to think the most trivial stuff is important its like they would rather think about anything but helping others.

  • 34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


    http://biblehub.com/niv/matthew/25.htm

    Bill Bennet writer of the book of Virtues wondered where was the outrage over Clinton sleeping with Monica. Reading stories like this I wonder what are Bill’s priorities what are the Koch Brother’s priorities then I remember that Satan rules this wicked world.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post Which Pot Poll to Believe in Oregon?

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    If Pot is not going to pass then you can assume the youth vote will be down and then the GOP wins. When the GOP does not win they will scream vote fraud and point to their own fake polls as evidence.
    If the GOP does win because they stole another election remember Karl Rove losing it over Ohio then they will point to their own fake polls as confirmation that No! they did not steal this election.

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post Which Pot Poll to Believe in Oregon?

    2014-10-29 11:04:53View | Delete

    Wait a minute pot has to lose otherwise then the pundits can’t claim a GOP victory. The idea that legal pot won’t increase voter turnout in Oregon is funny whats next Republicans voting for Gay Rights?

  • ThingsComeUndone commented on the blog post Which Pot Poll to Believe in Oregon?

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    the Elway poll’s turnout model. According to the Oregonian the poll assumes 70 percent of the electorate will be over the age of 50.

    Not happening Portland is full of young people who immigrated from other states trying to find a native is hard to do. Also bunch of the over 50 crowd are hippie pot heads much more so than in the other states. Next over the mountains the voters are more conservative but they are also farmers just how many struggling farmers hope to grow legal pot and sell it at their farm stands:)
    If the anti pot crowd can’t count on the over the mountains voters then just who is going to vote against pot?

  • Judy Miller makes a comeback now thats a scary Halloween story.

  • I thought McCain and the Senate were going to shut down the government right after the election? Well they could do both but no way they are missing Christmas Holiday so everything will continue after Congress gets back from the holidays.

  • I guess I’m mad she never got in Prision for Treason for lying us into war. A few months in jail to protect a source for a reporter would normally sell a ton of books and get her tv interviews on the sunday shows.
    Judy miscalculated just how much she crossed the line. She thought she was going to get out of jail and be a hero.

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