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Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 07:12 PM PDT

AT & T: Insanely off the rails!!

by normcash

I haven't posted anything here in a while but over the last month or so I've had an experience with AT&T that is so disquieting that it has caused myself and everybody in my household to shake our heads in utter disbelief.  For decades, Americans have been conditioned to practically expect poor customer service and even borderline unethical business tactics but my recent interaction with this firm was so terrible that it truly bordered on the bizarre and surreal.  At this point I wonder how this company even keeps its doors open and I also would like to know how many others have shared this type of experience.  It was all so bad I actually started taking notes, but where do you go with this information?  Hopefully, you'll follow me over the fold.    

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Short Diary.  Yesterday, I heard President Obama's statement about the suspension of debt ceiling talks.  He included this quote: "We then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security."  Any corporate media talking head or right wing Republican who has used the term "entitlement" to describe Social Security is astoundingly dishonest enough (that's like calling your 401K plan an entitlement program) but to hear Barack Obama try to pave the way for the theft of cash payroll deductions to fund tax cuts for billionaires by engaging in this type of flippant propaganda is mortifying.  I gave up on this guy a long time ago, any of you still trying to rationalize his behavior will have yet another kick in the teeth to explain away.  Good luck.  

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Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 01:39 PM PST

Obama Just thanked Mitch McConnell

by normcash

Another short diary.  Within the last few minutes in announcing what is essentially the beginning of the end of the Democratic party and the New Deal, Barack Obama just thanked Mitch McConnell.  And Max Baucus. And Jon Kyl. And John Boehner.  

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Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 07:21 PM PDT

This pick is a confirmed disaster

by normcash

Bear with me.  I'm not a fan but I live in LA and I have no choice to go down the dial and isten to crap during drive time.  The man in the street has spoken and it won't be pretty for McCain/Palin.

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I live in Los Angeles and work at night.  My ride home consists of navigating the freeway from downtown and takes about forty minutes.  My entertainment consists of fliping around the radio dial trying to avoid the huge blocks of commericials that dominate the airwaves, regardless of the type of programming. The pickings are really dreary and occasionally I've resorted to listening to KFI 640 which is the Rush-Dr. Laura propaganda flagship station.  From seven to ten the station features someone named John Ziegler, an insufferable zealot who fortunately is not syndicated and cannot be heard outside of southern California.  His show on Tuesday precipitated an email exchange that was brief in nature but quite revelatory.  More on that below.  

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Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 12:10 PM PDT

Another Blatant Right Wing Lie

by normcash

Today, in a speech at a VFW hall in Kansas City, George W. Bush reiterated another fundamentally dishonest justification for the continued disaster in Iraq.  It is a perspective that has been percolating in the mainstream media and evinced by right wingers ranging from Ben Stein to Dr. Laura.  That when the US withdrew from Southeast Asia, millions of people perished as a direct result.  We must therefore stay in Iraq to avoid the same outcome.  Other diarists have already discussed the Vietnamese government's successful defeat of the Khmer Rouge and the general fallacy of most neocon arguments concerning our withdrawal but they did not discuss how the Khmer Rouge came to power to begin with.    

 
 

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As the Neocons regroup for another offensive disguised as a "surge", let us go back to early 2003 and see what some of these very same people were saying shortly after the invasion of Iraq. In their own words they label themselves as fools devoid of any credibility. Who could possibly still believe that these individuals have even the faintest grip on reality much less the ability to offer any positive solution to the current fiasco in Iraq? It would all be hilarious if it wasn’t so tragic...

crossposted at:http://www.pottersvilleusa.com/blog/

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Unofficially, we now know that there are 1,802,511 borderline psychotics wandering around the state of Florida. That is because, unofficially, 1,802,511 Floridians voted for Katherine Harris on Tuesday. Life and Politics do imitate art. In the film, Austin Powers, Man of Mystery, we are introduced to a devious, lying villain named Dr. Evil. In the sequel we get a tiny alter ego named "Mini-Me".
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Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 09:29 PM PST

Karl Rove Explained

by normcash

Everything you need to know about Karl Rove can be summed up in the follwing anecdote:

crossposted at:

http://www.pottersvilleusa.com/...

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A couple of months ago, The Center for American Progress, Clear Channel and Jones Radio Networks announced a contest to find "The Next Progressive Talk Radio Star". This week a national "at-large" contest is selecting  one of ten contestants in a contest featuring internet voting. Unfortunately, the folks sponsoring this contest haven't done a very good job publicizing it. This unfortunate development has lead to a predictable result. One contestant has managed to "freep" the results by mobilizing a small sector of the community to stuff the ballot box for reasons having nothing to do with any of the participants' merit.        
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On October 15, 2006, ESPN broadcast additional information on Pat Tillman including unprecedented interviews that prompted a search of a previous article, published in late July. Although this particular quote was diaried here at the time, it got scant attention and did not generate any discussion of the greater implications of this particular officer's comments. Personally, I had not heard this quote, was stunned by its incredible stupidity, potentially willful intent and incredible callousness and believe that the DKos community should be made more fully aware of this ongoing situation.

crossposted at:http://www.pottersvilleusa.com/...      

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Somewhere in this great country of ours sits a young man with a terrible secret. He might be a former or current congressional page, a government intern or he might even be someone with no connection to Congress. But based on the instant messages, aggressive behavior and photographs of Mark Foley, any reasonable human being could and should assume that Foley has engaged in sexual contact with a minor.  Right now, that person is agonizing over whether or not he should come forward.

cross posted at:http://www.pottersvilleusa.com/...

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