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Posted by AdLib On Feb - 25 - 2015 18 COMMENTS
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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.

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.

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 18 - 2015 34 COMMENTS
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.

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.

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.

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 10 - 2015 2 COMMENTS
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.

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.

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 7 - 2015 70 COMMENTS
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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 […]

Categories: News & Politics
Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Feb - 5 - 2015 20 COMMENTS
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.

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 […]

Posted by AdLib On Feb - 2 - 2015 21 COMMENTS
Christie Measles

According to Christie, this is what The Founders had in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights, “Hey Jefferson, don’t forget to add that bit I want about assuring all citizens the right to be carriers of Black Plague! FREEDOM!”

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 30 - 2015 10 COMMENTS
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“Me am Bizarro Romney and me very disappointed at support you have shown me. Me have been in the media a lot lately for one reason, me have nothing to say that matters.”

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 26 - 2015 10 COMMENTS
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“Look, I’m not a scientist so I can’t say one way or the other if the climate is changing, I think the jury is still out on that,” President Koch III expressed as he christened the new impervious dome constructed around the White House in a high security ceremony.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jan - 23 - 2015 30 COMMENTS
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Selma received nearly universal acclaim from film critics. It got tons of publicity. So where are the crowds? Well, I live in very conservative Missouri in an area where there are few blacks but “12 Years a Slave” did rather well here. It was made for $22 million and made $188 million. So???

Posted by AdLib On Jan - 23 - 2015 12 COMMENTS
Deflated Boehner

What struck many as odd was that Boehner did not offer support for The Patriots, coach Bill Belichick, or quarterback Tom Brady, he simply chided those who would criticize anyone for having deflated balls.

Posted by Nirek On Jan - 23 - 2015 1 COMMENT
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      If there were really such a thing as “justice” the bush administration would be in prison, the cop who killed Mike Brown would also be in prison, and Boehner and his bretheren would NOT be in their lofty positions. ISIS would not have a hold on any […]

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