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1) 15.9 million children lived in food insecure households in 2012.
2) 8 billion dollars cut from food stamps (making the above much worse)
a. Veterans and the elderly will be decimated as well
3) 1.3 million people (who are looking for jobs) will soon be dropped from unemployment

And my Facebook page is riddled with nothing but outrage that some millionaire, homophobic, raciest redneck might not get to drive ATVs on his reality show.

P.S. The first amendment does not say that you cannot be criticized for what you say. It does not say that you have the right to say anything you want. It says that the Government cannot restrict your right to free speech. You can still be fired, sued, arrested and ridiculed for speaking. Anything beyond the government restricting your free speech is handled by litigation. And that goes both ways. It is silly for A&E to suspend this Neanderthal for saying what everyone knows he thinks but it is not a restriction of his free speech.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -Winston Churchill

    by Player on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 08:20:24 AM PST

  •  Maybe you need new Facebook friends (1+ / 0-)
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    Mark Mywurtz

    PS...almost everything you say in your PS is wrong.

    Dammit Jim, I'm a lawyer, not a grammarian. So sue me.

    by Pi Li on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 08:37:46 AM PST

    •  The first amandment (0+ / 0-)

      Congress cannot make a law that favors the establishment of one particular religion; that prohibits the free exercise of religion; or that restricts freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people to gather and engage in peaceful demonstrations and to petition the government for redress of their grievances.

      Where is what I said wrong?

      A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -Winston Churchill

      by Player on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 09:52:06 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Nobody needs Facebook (0+ / 0-)

    it's a data mine you volunteer to sell your identity to thieves in.

    Srsly.

    Junk it.

    And that idiot babbler with the fake "folksy" manner?

    Junk him and his show and the entire species of shows like it.
    TV is far better when it's scripted.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 08:58:53 AM PST

  •  These people: (0+ / 0-)
    And my Facebook page is riddled with nothing but outrage that some millionaire, homophobic, raciest redneck might not get to drive ATVs on his reality show.
    Will be the ones who are glad we cut food assistance while simultaneously claiming to be awesome superChristians because they forward ignorant War on Christmas memes and shit like that.

    Like Pi Li said, maybe you need to edit out the bold stuff:

    P.S. The first amendment does not say that you cannot be criticized for what you say. It does not say that you have the right to say anything you want. It says that the Government cannot restrict your right to free speech. You can still be fired, sued, arrested and ridiculed for speaking. Anything beyond the government restricting your free speech is handled by litigation. And that goes both ways. It is silly for A&E to suspend this Neanderthal for saying what everyone knows he thinks but it is not a restriction of his free speech.

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 09:05:54 AM PST

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