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    Republicans Fear Latinos and L

    Racism blinds those who practice it. Republicans continue to chase after it with a mindless enthusiasm, not recognizing that it is actually a lemming leading them right off the edge of a political cliff.

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    Why Some Fundamentalist Christ

    Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.

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    No Joke - Jon Stewart To Retir

    As a 21st Century Will Rogers, Stewart has spoken truth to those in power with an astoundingly consistent and brilliant wit and much to his own surprise, became the primary source of news for a generation.

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    AL Chief Justice Roy Moore: "H

    Roy Moore’s resemblance to George Wallace is very striking. Both justified their hateful prejudices as moral and democratic imperatives, warned of terrible consequences from not sustaining their bigotry and both made sweeping, dictatorial-styled edicts.

mcconnell boehner

Racism blinds those who practice it. Republicans continue to chase after it with a mindless enthusiasm, not recognizing that it is actually a lemming leading them right off the edge of a political cliff.

muslim-extremists

Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.

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As a 21st Century Will Rogers, Stewart has spoken truth to those in power with an astoundingly consistent and brilliant wit and much to his own surprise, became the primary source of news for a generation.

marriage equality

Roy Moore’s resemblance to George Wallace is very striking. Both justified their hateful prejudices as moral and democratic imperatives, warned of terrible consequences from not sustaining their bigotry and both made sweeping, dictatorial-styled edicts.

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As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy and the enduring character he played, Mr. Spock, this weekend’s music thread is about about space, clips from science fiction films and tv series and any other songs dedicated to this unforgettable actor.

mcconnell boehner

Racism blinds those who practice it. Republicans continue to chase after it with a mindless enthusiasm, not recognizing that it is actually a lemming leading them right off the edge of a political cliff.

Pipeline, Who Needs One?

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 23 - 2015 19 Comments
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Why not ship the oil to the nearest refinery and distribute it from there? We don’t need to put a pipeline across one of our biggest aquifers. Both North and South Dakota have refineries.

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The Academy Awards are coming up so what better theme for this weekend than music from movies? There’s no music like show music, share the songs from your favorite movies and let’s go on with the show!

Vox Populi – 2-20-2015

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 20 - 2015 Add Comments

Hey all, I’m not at my computer right now so last week’s chat appears above. Other than that, it’s a regular Vox Populi tonight at 7pm! Hope to see you then! adlib 7 days ago Hey Ad, PPO, are you there? And do you love America? glenn 7 days ago […]

muslim-extremists

Unfortunately, since religion is such a minefield for politicians, Americans have become accustomed to disassociating religious extremists from their religion so as not to offend mainstream religious voters.

Weekend Music Thread – Love Is What I Got

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 14 - 2015 24 Comments
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Happy Valentines Day!

Vox Populi – 2-13-15

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 13 - 2015 Add Comments

Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PST! And I know that’s a fact because Brian Williams tweeted it! Hope to see you then! adlib 14 days ago Hey all! adlib 14 days ago Hi there, Ad, Beatlex SLM. Lovely and WARM here! pinkpantheroz 14 days ago Hey Ad sillylittleme 14 […]

Some Thoughts on Race and Crime…

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Feb - 13 - 2015 10 Comments
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A lot of tough questions have to be addressed if we are to have a real conversation about race. And all of us have to face realities without excuses.

No Joke – Jon Stewart To Retire

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 11 - 2015 9 Comments
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As a 21st Century Will Rogers, Stewart has spoken truth to those in power with an astoundingly consistent and brilliant wit and much to his own surprise, became the primary source of news for a generation.

marriage equality

Roy Moore’s resemblance to George Wallace is very striking. Both justified their hateful prejudices as moral and democratic imperatives, warned of terrible consequences from not sustaining their bigotry and both made sweeping, dictatorial-styled edicts.

Part Two Of The Life Of A Draftee

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 8 - 2015 13 Comments
People dressed in military uniforms attend a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Old Bethpage, New York

Guys in Vietnam (I talk from experience about Nam) saw buddies wounded or killed. Many of us helped get them on choppers to get medical help. Most of us had to shoot enemy soldiers. Believe me that is not easy for some of us. I know it haunts me. It goes against human nature to kill other human beings. Oh, there are some people who like killing, no doubt. But I think most folks do not enjoy taking life from another human.

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In a week when Republicans campaign for the good old days of measles epidemics and Black Plague (“We should have the freedom to choose whether or not we become lepers!”), this week’s music thread is totally sick…well…about feeling sick or feeling good. So share your songs about being sick in […]

Vox Populi – 2-6-2015

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 6 - 2015 Add Comments

Happy Friday! Enjoy the start of the weekend by chatting live with your fellow Planeteers. Vox Populi begins at 7:00pm PST, hope to see you then! adlib 7 days ago Hey PPO! adlib 7 days ago Hey, Ad – you had me worried we’d have no VP today! pinkpantheroz 7 […]

american-sniper

American Sniper is the first truly great film made about the war in Iraq. It is not a celebration of war; or a call to action against Muslims. It is a sad film about the bravery of warriors in battles whose purpose is lost in the fog of war.

NFL, A Nonprofit?

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 4 - 2015 4 Comments
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          I enjoyed the super Bowl, Patriots are my team. I like football as a sport. However I can’t understand how the NFL can accept corporate welfare? How can a business be a nonprofit if they pay the commissioner 44 million a year? I admit that […]

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