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  •  It sure is (16+ / 0-)

    You catch it by paying attention to what he's done.

    We have always been at war with al Qaeda.

    by Dallasdoc on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:18:26 AM PDT

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    •  "what he's done?" (3+ / 0-)
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      I've read your laundry list many times, so we can skip that part...this diary is about the Big Three.  

      so far, the president hasn't cut earned benefits.

      Of course we're all dealing with angst, (smoke screens? poker? multi-dimensional chess?)

      but all of us haven't reached paranoia. Yet.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:28:06 AM PDT

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      •  Not for want of trying, of course (13+ / 0-)

        I like the automatic assumption that people who disagree with you are mentally ill.  That used to earn donuts around here.

        Your denial that the president has tried to cut SS, just because he hasn't succeeded, is tiresome and laughably desperate.  But any port in a storm, I suppose.

        We have always been at war with al Qaeda.

        by Dallasdoc on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:31:07 AM PDT

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        •  We're even. You're mentally ill, and we're (1+ / 0-)
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          robotic quisling sellout collaborators with Wall Street.  

          Glad the blog stayed unified for awhile at least. Welcome back to your shitty, arrogant insults, which, baby, you dispense so well.

          And the left wonders why they can't make and keep allies.

          An old ex-communist friend of mine at UCLA left the left in the end because he said "they were worse than the Birchers." I know what he meant.

          Ultimately the left will treat people who disagree with them as mentally ill, not the other way around.  

          "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

          by Wildthumb on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 03:23:07 PM PDT

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          •  Except Sybil is doing that now (1+ / 0-)
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            ... and you're showing the same projection of attitude onto opponents we've just seen from Republicans losing on the shutdown.  You're trying to put offensive words in my mouth I didn't say, rather than arguing with my somewhat more inconvenient statements.  Have fun with your straw man.

            This isn't about your tender feelings, sorry.  It's about trying to make sure this president doesn't trot out chained-CPI and his other terrible ideas in the window of trying to reach a budget deal with Republicans.  In that context I really don't give a shit about your feelings, because they're not important in the political context.  You want to support the president whatever he wants to pull?  Fine.  But Larry Summers isn't the Fed chief nominee because people told the president up front he wasn't going to fly.  We need to do the same thing right now about his Grand Bargain fetish, before he trots it out again.

            We have always been at war with al Qaeda.

            by Dallasdoc on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 04:30:57 PM PDT

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      •  You assume it's coming, too, then (4+ / 0-)

        and you just haven't reached "paranoia"?


        Yet.
        When does that hit you? When it actually happens and it's too late to stop it?  

        This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

        by lunachickie on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:58:32 AM PDT

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        •  I just checked my DFH handbook (1+ / 0-)
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          and nowhere does it endorse tarring and feathering the suspect before a crime has been committed. But you go right ahead. Have at it.

          Actually, I am spending my time calling D.C. in an effort to stop it before it's too late. Every morning, right after I brush my teeth.

          "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

          by Sybil Liberty on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 10:18:42 AM PDT

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      •  Just because his attempts have been thwarted (9+ / 0-)

        doesn't mean he suddenly wants to kill chained CPI and expand SS.

        When he comes out publicly against SS cuts and supports raising the cap and increasing benefits for lower income seniors, the public will believe him.

        In the meantime, though, he settles for sending his minions out on the internet to try to convince everyone he really doesn't want to cut SS.  If that's true, he should call a press conference and say so.

        "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

        by Betty Pinson on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:18:00 AM PDT

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