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Hello there. You can call me "Nobody", and I happened to be in the Forest one day last year. I was unemployed and wandering around where I was not supposed to be...all by myself....deeper and ...
by corazonroto
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
My life is coming apart at the seams. A combination of depression, bad decisions, and other circumstances not the least of which has been acting as caregiver for an HIV+, transgender, schizzophrenic ...
by JTinDC
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 09:07 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Believing in the classic American Dream that hard work will deliver prosperity is like believing that buying super lottery tickets is a smart way to become wealthy. Both are delusional beliefs ...
by Joelsmartguy
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 09:14 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
How many times have you wanted to laugh when you've overheard Republicans talk amongst themselves? Plenty? I have on numerous occasions. One such topic I hear them discuss is unemployment benefits. ...
by Jamie Sanderson
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 11:51 PM PST with 4 Recommends
During his presidency and after, George W. Bush was often criticized as the "
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 300 comments on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 12:14 PM PST with 131 Recommends
So the GOP's petulance has come to this. Opposition by House Republicans to any payroll tax cut extension began to fade last ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 04:11 PM PST with 20 Recommends
When Americans who are the most victimized by our cruel economy still believe in something that is demonstrably no longer true, they are deeply delusional. They desperately want to believe in ...
by Joelsmartguy
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 02:07 PM PST with 9 Recommends
There are polls on Congress, the President, and government in general everywhere, coming out on almost a daily basis. They reflect a rabid distrust in the system that runs our country and that is ...
by NastyJack
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
An interesting theme has developed among many of those considered to be on the left side of the pundit class over the past 72+ hours, and it is thus: There are many legitimate reasons why #
by bobswern
Comment Count 317 comments on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 05:43 AM PDT with 286 Recommends
I really want to call them media whores, but...anyway they sold out 97% of us last night, imo. In this video, I capture them tossing out Red Meat to the GOP to insure The Jobs Bill will be Dead on ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 11:16 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
To mark Labor Day 2011, conservative flame-thrower Michelle Malkin offered American workers ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 11:41 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Roughly 18 months ago I attended an interesting meeting in New York City at the offices of a major progressive funder. We had been brought together for a brainstorm on what it might look like to ...
by clenchner
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jun 14, 2011 at 04:04 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Two pieces appearing in the MSM today, by Robert Reich (β€œ[http://robertreich.org/post/5993482080 The Truth About the American Economy]”) and Paul Krugman (β€œ[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 181 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 10:17 AM PDT with 310 Recommends
While 25 million unemployed and underemployed U.S. workers are drowning, CEO pay skyrocketed by 23 percent, for an average salary of $11.4 million in 2010, according to ...
by Tula Connell
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 01:10 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This is "The Unemployment Chronicles", a soon-to-be group-blog at DK4 to help unemployed folks find work or other means of income during this unemployment crisis/catastrophe/disaster, and keep their ...
by tmo
Comment Count 32 comments on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Traditionally, now is a season of joy and hope. For millions of Americans, however, it's been another very rough year. Last year at this time, there were 15.4 million Americans officially ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 99 comments on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Yesterday, I just finished a 2-mile run at the city park close to my house, and was waiting in line at the local grocery store. I had all the delicious nutrients of a Naked juice in hand at the cash ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 142 comments on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 06:22 PM PST with 251 Recommends
I want to clarify something about the purported "unemployment extensions" being negotiated by the WH and Republicans in return for capitulating on Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy. There are no new UI ...
by Frisbeetarian
Comment Count 251 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 12:42 AM PST with 279 Recommends
It takes just three minutes to slam the door shut on any argument behind congressional Republicans'
by Mike Hall
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 12:30 PM PST with 10 Recommends
I read on Bloomberg that President Obama is considering a visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to try and encourage "ourtreach to CEOs" and prove that he isn't "anti-business." For real? The U.S. ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 07:43 AM PST with 5 Recommends