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  •  Another Winner - Bravo!! :D (11+ / 0-)

    Please PLEASE send this to "Justices" Scalia & Thomas.

    To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

    by CityLightsLover on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:02:56 AM PDT

  •  throw the bums out... (3+ / 0-)
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    whatGodmade, GAladybug, JeffW

    ...to make room for the village idiots

    PLEASE donate to a global children's PEACE project: Chalk 4 Peace

    by RumsfeldResign on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:12:19 AM PDT

  •  sloooooow downloading today... (0+ / 0-)

    DKOS is taking forever to load an animation.

    Is it just me or is our new format buggy?

    If cats could blog, they wouldn't

    by crystal eyes on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:12:59 AM PDT

  •  If we keep going back. (3+ / 0-)
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    MadGeorgiaDem, DavidW, OldDragon

    We're going to wake up and find ourselves in the Dark Ages.

    Who in the hell needs enlightenment?

    "The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism." Sir William Osler

    by wxorknot on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:16:28 AM PDT

  •  Amazing itsn't it how little history (4+ / 0-)
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    statsone, JeffW, OldDragon, splashy

    the teabaggers know?  One would think we didn't have an educational system that was worth its salt.

    Oh wait, I remember now, history was taught by the coach at my school.  Really.  And not very well, iirc.

    We have a generation of leaders – Merkel, Sarkozy, Obama, Cameron – who don't seem to have the faintest idea of what they're doing. Politics is now nothing more than people saying hopeful things with their fingers crossed... - David Hare

    by glitterscale on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:22:21 AM PDT

  •  aoeu (2+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, JeffW

    Anyway to get captions/transcript of the audio for those of us who are Deaf/HOH/At-Work-With-No-Sound?

    All my rights reserved.

    by TealVeal on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:31:09 AM PDT

  •  Republicanus teabagii - Leeches (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, OldDragon, Dancing Frog

    "Today (from Wikipedia)

    Medicinal leeches are now making a comeback in microsurgery. They provide an effective means to reduce blood coagulation, to relieve venous pressure from pooling blood (venous insufficiency), and in reconstructive surgery to stimulate circulation in reattachment operations for organs with critical blood flow, such as eyelids, fingers, and ears. The therapeutic effect is not from the blood taken in the meal, but from the continued and steady bleeding from the wound left after the leech has detached. The most common complication from leech treatment is prolonged bleeding, which can easily be treated, although allergic reactions and bacterial infections may also occur.

    Because of the minuscule amounts of hirudin present in leeches, it is impractical to harvest the substance for widespread medical use. Hirudin (and related substances) are synthesised using recombinant techniques. Devices called "mechanical leeches" that dispense heparin and perform the same function as medicinal leeches have been developed, but they are not yet commercially available."

    So, let's be careful about leech-slander and stick to the real leeches on society: Republicanus teabagii.

    "Always remember this: They fight with money and we resist with time, and they’re going to run out of money before we run out of time." -Utah Philips

    by TerryDarc on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:31:26 AM PDT

    •  No, those leeches would be the "job creators" (1+ / 0-)
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      sucking money out of the economy and returning nothing but disease and death in return. I wouldn't describe them as leeches which have some beneficial aspects in medicine which you've described so well. They're more appropriately described as vampire squid.

      The teabaggers are just their useful idiots. They cultivate them like cattle and when they're done with us, they'll eat them.

  •  Women not voting (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, OldDragon, splashy

    is a good thing to these yahoos.

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" — Isaac Asimov

    by wintergreen8694 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:34:55 AM PDT

  •  devastating comments by all who preceded me (0+ / 0-)

    i sometimes vote for these guys.  

    "I support term limits. I voted for term limits as an assemblyman. I believe that term limits are essential to reforming Congress and making members of Congress accountable" Current United States Congressman, Frank LoBiondo in 1994

    by guesswhoo2355 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 07:44:44 AM PDT

  •  One problem, most T-Baggers probably own (0+ / 0-)

    property, ensconced in a gated community off the main drag past the strip malls and far from the urban centers teeming with those other kind of people: non-white, non-rich and non-stick-up-their-asses.
    And they would be happy to see those people denied the vote.
    While land ownership would reduce the voting electorate, it would probably strengthen the political power of the Middle Class.
    However, it seems certain, given Citizens United, that the elite would modify the Constitution again to apportion votes based on acreage or maybe even wealth, giving the Ultra Rich and the pseudocitizenCorporations the advantage once again, much like the southern colonies held an unfair advantage by counting slaves as 3/5 of a citizen in the Original Intent Constitution.

    "Reason is six-sevenths of treason," said one of his neighbors. "Intelligence is what the enemy uses," said another.

    by Misterpuff on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 08:10:10 AM PDT

  •  This video is unfair to leeches (1+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon

    which, unlike Teabaggers, remain useful.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 10:30:03 AM PDT

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