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A sign on the wall stated that my Richmond, Virginia doctor's office would no longer accept United Health Care. Curious as to why that could be I decided to have a little off the record chat with the business manager of the firm. Below the fold is what I learned.

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No shit, I'm not making this up. I've pulled the select quotes from the GOP 2008 platform. You have to read them for yourself.

See if you can spot the real platform behind the carefully selected quotes. I can't tell if the Republican party lives in dreamland or if its just so full of shit that it doesn't even bother to analyze what wants to say.

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This is to user E Pluribus Unum. Whose bitter diatribe ( our-own-and-you-dont-get-to-judge/) again goes for the throat of absolute wingnut stupidity.

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Thu May 07, 2009 at 09:47 AM PDT

GOP Boxed In: Can't Come to Senses

by cc99999

You have to wonder right now, if the Faustian deals the Republican party made to appeal to the old white Southern democratic block in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s have now come due and the party of Lincoln is now (as our daily kos graphic properly illustrates) is on the verge of extinction.

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Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 08:27 AM PST

Mike Mussina Retires (DKos Version)

by cc99999

At the end of 2000 the Yankees fielded a significantly weaker team than they had in years past. And although they were able to beat the New York Mets in the first subway series in decades, it was clear to the front office that significant changes needed to be made to remain competitive. Brian Cashman turned to two key free agents: (in 2002) Oakland Athletics first baseman, Jason Giambi; (in 2001) and unhappy Baltimore Orioles Ace, Mike Mussina.

Mike Mussina announced his retirement yesterday and I would like to spend a few moments of your time discussing his Yankees career, the Yankees franchise during the Bush period and America since 9/11.

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According to the "real Americans" over at RedState- their vision of the world falling apart under Obama is happening much more quickly than even their worst case scenarios envisioned:

(Redstate worst case scenario: US ceases to be above the law police state, foreign countries can pursue their own sovereign interests, and teh Gays destroy marriage. World snickers at America for electing black man. Palin returns to Alaska)

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Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 12:45 PM PST

American Fascism is Spelled: GOP

by cc99999

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power"

- Benito Mussilini

"The dramatic, $700-billion (U.S.) Washington bailout of banks and brokerages has many in the U.S., too, wondering if such radical government intervention in the private sector presages, as the Washington Post headlined a recent essay, "the end of American capitalism" and "market-knows-best" thinking."

- David Olive, Business Analyist, Toronto Star


What we've all bore witness too in American political circles is a reinvention of government the likes we haven't seen since the new deal. Those that stand in opposition have been cast out as being anti-American, unpatriotic, socialists, communists, radicals, or worse.

The only thing more freightening than the right wings behavior, which is according to the wikipedia definition of the term, fascist, is their bizarre attempt to stop the party in opposition by claiming that it is the true threat to the state.

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Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 10:50 AM PST

Debra: For Old Time's Sake ROTFL

by cc99999

Before this ad disappears forever, let's take a moment to snark at the PUMAs.

Even though there were only about five of them... and they were paid McCain staffers...

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Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 04:40 AM PST

This is the Day (Poem for Our Times)

by cc99999

Help me write the definitive statement for what today means in America history.

What will this mean to you- what will it say about us?

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 05:57 PM PDT

Breaking: is teh broken

by cc99999

Seems like McCain and his army of right wingers can't catch a break. Been trying to troll all day, today, four days before the election and redstate is nowhere to be found.

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You have to give the Obama campaign credit. They sounded credible in a post-racial way with the problems facing everyday Americans. I say this because the stories told in this video were all of our stories. People struggling just to make it through a window of opportunity that is getting narrower and narrower and a landscape where corporate promises and the investments of lifetimes of work are squandered and forever lost.

John McCain and Sarah Palin can stump all they want about "scary" Obama, not ready "yet" Obama, and not telling you the truth Obama.

After last night's 30 minute commercial, there can be little doubt, that Barack Obama is at least capable of presenting to America what the real problems are.

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I live in Charlottesville, VA and commute to Maryland once a week for my job. Every morning I looked forward to the excellent radio program The Breakdown with Todd B. That is until last week when Talk 1580 took the show off of the air!

The channel, owned by CBS, really blew it here. Talk 1580, if given a little more time was heading for primacy in the DC market as a leading source for independent, progressive, and yes, even conservative commentary and news. Todd B's show was pivotal in this development because of his ability to get to the heart of issues and present both sides of the argument in an even handed manner.

What makes the show's cancellation a real tragedy for the DC area is that we are on the eve of the historic election of our first black president. As such Todd B and Talk 1580 were in the unique position to be the voice for DC politics for the next several years.

Ownership saw things differently...

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