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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:22 AM

 

What would you call it?

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Scuba Sep 2013 OP
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #1
Scuba Sep 2013 #2
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #4
kardonb Sep 2013 #31
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2013 #3
Enthusiast Sep 2013 #5
tex-wyo-dem Sep 2013 #42
KansDem Sep 2013 #6
Scuba Sep 2013 #8
L0oniX Sep 2013 #7
democrank Sep 2013 #9
TBF Sep 2013 #10
joanbarnes Sep 2013 #11
Chaco Dundee Sep 2013 #13
treestar Sep 2013 #21
freebrew Sep 2013 #50
a kennedy Sep 2013 #12
Precisely Sep 2013 #14
rivegauche Sep 2013 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #16
tblue Sep 2013 #17
merrily Sep 2013 #44
RedCloud Sep 2013 #18
99th_Monkey Sep 2013 #19
treestar Sep 2013 #20
Scuba Sep 2013 #24
Caretha Sep 2013 #34
cui bono Sep 2013 #40
lupinella Sep 2013 #22
rhett o rick Sep 2013 #23
indepat Sep 2013 #25
hobbit709 Sep 2013 #26
grahamhgreen Sep 2013 #27
WillyT Sep 2013 #28
BlueJazz Sep 2013 #29
blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #30
truedelphi Sep 2013 #38
raouldukelives Sep 2013 #32
Nye Bevan Sep 2013 #33
libdude Sep 2013 #35
Thor_MN Sep 2013 #36
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2013 #37
cui bono Sep 2013 #39
Jake2413 Sep 2013 #41
calimary Sep 2013 #43
merrily Sep 2013 #45
B Calm Sep 2013 #46
Surya Gayatri Sep 2013 #47
BillyRibs Sep 2013 #48
Dustlawyer Sep 2013 #49
niyad Sep 2013 #51
niyad Sep 2013 #52
leveymg Sep 2013 #53

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:20 AM

1. There's no supposing about it.

The Democrats need to resist this effort. Duh. So far they have done a piss-poor job of it.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:21 AM

2. A lot of "Democrats" are in on it.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:25 AM

4. No question.

It's a damn shame.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:47 PM

31. shameless

 

its criminal , thats what it is .

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:22 AM

3. Depends on which definition of treason you are using.

I looked the word up online, several varying definitions.

in general treason fits.

Sadly, tis not only the GOP that is doing some of the above behaviors.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:32 AM

5. How about when a group of politicians intentionally

compromise the general welfare of the people of the nation? The fuckers sent our jobs overseas and we are supposed to shut up and like it. Now they want to further strip us of jobs. WTF? Sounds like treason to me. No commie ever did the nation so much harm as this new crop of right wing corporatist assholes.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:12 AM

42. Yep...these fuckers are the real terrorists...

Now, they may not set off a car bomb in the middle of a crowded market, but they may as well...at least it would be quicker than the slow death that so many in poverty experience because of a lack of health care and other services, not to mention decent jobs so they can afford basic needs.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:48 AM

6. It must never be forgotten that "government" means "We the People..."

The plutocrats have made the word "government" mean something undesirable.

Their 30-year war on "We the People" has done considerable damage to the average American. We cannot let it continue!

Remember, when TeaBaggers, Libertarians, right-wingers, and ignorant Republicans cry out to destroy the "government," they really mean "We the People."

When they display signs reading "I love my country but I fear my government" they really mean they fear "The People."

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Response to KansDem (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:50 AM

8. +1

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:50 AM

7. K & R

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:53 AM

9. K & R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:55 AM

10. Damned straight. K&R nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:59 AM

11. Will someone please coin a MORE powerful word than Treason?

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:35 PM

13. yes

Premeditated agravated rape

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 01:15 PM

21. We need one

What with treason being watered down to mean political opposition.

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:06 AM

50. Treason is aiding the enemy...

this is almost exactly the definition of sedition, which is right up there with treason.
These asses are overthrowing our government from the inside, and using the courts and the media to do it.
It started long ago, think of the 'Great Depression', it was just a symptom of the over-reach of the very rich.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:28 PM

12. DAMN RIGHT I WOULD....

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:38 PM

14. Reaganism

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

15. Man, that deserves a standing ovation. nt

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:48 PM

16. Let's not forget fomenting armed insurrection....

 

We actually have people in this country who dream of the fall of civilization and the rise of themselves as Aryan Masters.

This vision usually involves them having their pick of the women and the extermination of all other races on sight.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:51 PM

17. I wish BO would hire him.

You gotta give credit to Clinton for doing that.

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Response to tblue (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 05:03 AM

44. Give Clinton credit for what? Why?

Either Reich did not talk this way when he worked for Clinton, or Clinton ignored him.

Moreover, talk is cheap.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:59 PM

18. Yeah! Gitmo their lard butts!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 01:05 PM

19. Robert Riech to head the Fed? Why not? ~nt~

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 01:14 PM

20. No

It's politics. You fight rather than trying to pin the worst label you can find for some imaginary conspiracy.

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Response to treestar (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 02:34 PM

24. Which part do you think is imagined?

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:00 PM

34. That was going to be my question

 

What do you want to bet he can't answer/won't answer, and if he does it will be not a direct answer.

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Response to treestar (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:05 PM

40. Now there's some sound advice you should post in the BOG!

And to everyone who uses the term Obama Derangement Syndrome. (even though they are using the term incorrectly according to its earliest known definition)

Doesn't seem quite right here though.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 01:33 PM

22. K&R n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 02:13 PM

23. I wonder if the self identified "pragmatic centrists" will weigh in on this. They arent fondof Reich

 

I think they prefer Summers. I am only guessing. I hope we can get some clarification.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:17 PM

25. I call it treason on steroids with contemptuous disrespect for the Declaration of Independence,

our Constitution, our founding principles, and hell-bent on establishing a totalitarian fascist theocracy.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 04:20 PM

26. Certainly looks like it from here.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:56 PM

27. Kick

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:19 PM

28. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 




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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:22 PM

29. It's actually worse than Treason. I can't expess my true feelings and the solution

 

...to the problem (on these pages). ...but I wish you Americans all the best.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:10 PM

30. I'd call it "lack of a true Opposition Party."

 

1 Party, 2 Faces.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:42 PM

38. Bingo! n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:57 PM

32. Well, I would.

What would you call investors who help them achieve said wealth knowing full well what they are doing with it? Aiders & abetters?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:00 PM

33. Nope.

(1) is legal.
(2) is legal, except that "bribery" is illegal. But of course there is a fine line between bribery and politics as usual.
(3) is legal, provided that "voter suppression" does not rise to the level of actually intimidating voters.
(4) is legal, and is protected speech under the First Amendment.
(5) yes, that's a very big concern, because the only possible way for anyone to get access to news in 2013 is from newspapers and TV.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:05 PM

35. Well, why not

call it treason? Now, two steps beyond just calling it treason, perhaps start a list with names of individuals, businesses, corporations, etc. Next, what do we do about it, boycott, or perhaps massive civil disobedience.
I did not mention voting as it seems a rather useless endeavor in light of a method of addressing treason.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:13 PM

36. That's easy. Tuesday.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:22 PM

37. Yup - treason

LOVE Robert Reich - he remains in my sig line - another quotable quote.

K&R

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:02 PM

39. He missed writing the legislation itself and having their stooges submit it. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:49 PM

41. Yes I would....

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 02:14 AM

43. I'd call it what you'd call it. And what Robert Reich calls it.

A keeper, for sure!

Needs to be said, read, and SPREAD!!!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 05:04 AM

45. What did Reich call it when Reich was in positions of D.C. power?

ETA:
He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reich

Talk is cheap. Beer nuts cost money. (Wish I knew which poster I stole that from, so I could give credit.)

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 05:34 AM

46. Damn right it's treason!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:05 AM

47. Traitors to a man/woman...how can the average American not see this?

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:42 AM

48. it's treason!

 

Up against the wall MFKRS!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:26 AM

49. We know our election system with its legal bribes is corrupt, the question has been

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:14 AM

51. k and r. agree with other posters that we have to come up with something much stronger to define

what they are doing.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:16 AM

52. note to the banksters and hucksters and fraudsters--when you have killed us all off because we

cannot afford to buy food to feed ourselves, get medical care to get healed, cannot afford a roof over our heads, and are dying in your wars, who the hell do you think is going to do your scut work, buy your shoddy goods and services and continue to die in your wars?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:20 AM

53. 199th rec. I'd call it, just another day at the office for the 1%

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