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  •  funny! (0+ / 0-)

    Mojo is not as important as substantive discussions. And we're both clearly trying to have substantive discussions, whatever shortcomings we may have.

    I'll continue to push myself to tip comments that are well reasoned and factual, even if the author generally annoys me.

    “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” – Einstein (1946)

    by Earth Ling on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 11:32:45 AM PDT

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    •  Does it annoy you...that Prez is "soft" on nukes? (2+ / 0-)
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      On consideration, this seems a relevant topic, in terms of how we are to resolve this issue, of freakin' nukes, just for example.

      Teh Prez sez, "if, when" they are "safe", we'll do nukes, and approves $36bil to make it so.

      I'm convinced that as soon as EPA is fully funded and staffed, they will soonest put a report on Mr. Obama's desk, that there's no such thing as "clean" coal or "safe" nukes, or "cheap" frakin' gas, and that we must go green, all the way, immediately, to save the planet.

      And teh Prez will say "OK, let's do it!", with the back up and/or the jack up, that he needs, to call his bluff, if that's what it is, about "make me", whether he wants it or not.

      inauguration 2

      Progressive/moderate Democratic Majorities, for real, NOT rotten with Blue Dogs.  

      THEN, we will kick right wing ass all up and down both sides of the aisle, like "some people" pretend to think we woulda shoulda coulda done, while hostage to right wing majorities, since day one.

      The ONLY way to staff and fund EPA, and other regulatory agencies, and suppress the right wing embedded agents proliferate throughout every facet of gov't apparatus, is to gain sufficient progressive/moderate plurality.


      Then, and ONLY then, we can totally role out the new green paradigm, all the way, put everyone back to work, bring home the troops, etc. etc.

      Less plurality, not so much, or worse.

      Bring the Better Democrats!

      All Out for 2012!

      DFH: Totally Rule


      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 12:11:27 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, it annoys me very much that the prez (0+ / 0-)

        is pushing for $36 billion for new nukes when instead he should be demanding that all of our spent fuel pools be emptied (down to the most recent 2 to 3 years worth of spent fuel) and placed into dry cask storage.

        It'd be very expensive, but massively less expensive and less costly than an accident.

        You think we have to be supportive of the prez, until all the stars align, despite him doing very questionable things.

        I support the prez doing the right thing regardless of the Rahm-esque political calculations.

        You think that Democrats sucking up to Wall Street, the MIC, Big Pharma, Big Ag, etc is somehow going to get us into a position where the stars align and suddenly Obama can do all the right things.

        I see that strategy as putting us in bed with some pretty evil forces and causing your glory day to recede forever over the horizon, never actually happening.

        “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” – Einstein (1946)

        by Earth Ling on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 07:34:30 AM PDT

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