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Stuart G

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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

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Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response to Rick Scott on Climate Change


The Huffington Post | By Igor Bobic
Posted: 07/26/2014 12:58 pm EDT

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Friday delivered the perfect response to Republicans who claim they lack the scientific background to express an opinion as to whether man-made climate change is real.

“I’m not a scientist either, but I can use my brain, and I can talk to one,” Crist said Friday at a Florida State University presentation on greenhouse gases and rising sea levels, according to SaintPetersBlog.

The claim is a common refrain in the Republican Party. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) explained in 2012 that, while he "wasn't a scientist, man," he believed the age of Earth was "one of the great mysteries." House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) similarly said earlier this year that he was "not qualified to debate the science over climate change." And Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) also used the line when asked whether he was worried that rising sea levels posed a threat to his coastal home.

President Barack Obama made hay out of the line in June, slamming politicians who use it for failing to curb the harmful effects of carbon emissions.

"I'm not a scientist either, but we've got some good ones at NASA," he added.


In case you would like to donate to the Crist campaign, here is the website:


If you would prefer to contribute by mail, send a check to:
Charlie Crist for Governor
PO Box 1067
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

Berry Mc Guire: Eve of Distruction

Some very old pictures, out of date and some may seem not connected to today, but many relevant to this very moment.

13 Words that Will Win the November 2014 Election for Democrats

The Republican Dominated Supreme Court Says NO to YOUR Birth Control - Vote Democratic.

that is it, that is all. Why?

First, and most important, those words are the truth
Second, it are simple and clear
Third, it is a short single sentence
Fourth, easy to remember
Fifth, easy to reproduce this saying. (you could write it on 3 x 5 notecards and pass those out)
Sixth, easy to use as an attack ad.
Seventh. all concerned people know it is the truth
Eight, the word "dominate" explains how Republicans really want to tell all of us what to do with Birth Control

pass it on,
repeat it
talk about it
say it again
tell everyone
ask them to make commercials using it.

This hopefully, will get through the muck and confusion.
If it does, I think we will win, no matter what the other side says.

Debt Collection Factory Preyed on Broke Americans: Lawsuit.(Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)


A federal watchdog is suing a collection agency that allegedly operated like a "factory" churning out lawsuits against cash-strapped borrowers, often using misleading, deceptive and illegal practices.

The suit is the latest effort by regulators to crack down on debt collection abuse. The billion-dollar industry has ballooned in size over the past two decades and is under fire for filing wrongful lawsuits against vulnerable borrowers.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Monday that it had sued Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, a Georgia-based law firm that sues consumers for old, outstanding debts owed to banks, debt buyers and credit card companies.

The complaint against Hanna & Associates alleges that the firm operated as a lawsuit "factory," cranking out more than 350,000 suits in Georgia alone since 2009. What's more, the company operates with a skeleton staff of eight to 16 lawyers who merely put their signature on lawsuits, while the bulk of the work at the firm is performed by "automated processes" and non-attorney staff, according to the CFPB complaint. In 2009 and 2010, the suit claims, a single lawyer at the company signed off on about 138,000 lawsuits, an average of about 1,300 a week.

If I remember correctly (ok to correct me, if I am wrong) this agency was proposed and championed by Elizabeth Warren. This agency is going after some real crooks. I hope it gets them..

Texas Judge Pleads for Leniency, "You Are Going To Ruin My Life"

Huff Post:


A Texas judge pleaded with police for leniency after admitting to DWI over the weekend.

CBS News reports that Nora Longoria, justice for the 13th Court of Appeals, was arrested early Saturday after police in McAllen, Texas, pulled her over for doing 69 in a 55 mph zone.

According to court documents obtained by the Valley Star, the judge, who later refused a breathalyzer, pleaded with officers for leniency.“Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away," Longoria said. "You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today."

The 49-year-old judge said she had drunk five beers during dinner with friends and that the last beer had been consumed about three hours before she got behind the wheel of her Lexus, according to the newspaper.

Longoria initially refused to wear handcuffs but capitulated after an officer said that if she didn't, he'd charge her with resisting arrest.
She was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released after posting $2,000 bail

"Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help)" NSFW

Great Video on Net Neutrality (3:52)

some adult only material..but,..

It is funny too, very clear, easy to understand, and focused.

Relatively new, Posted on You Tube, July 14, 2014

This GOP Mayor Marching 273 Miles to Demand Medicaid Expansion

Source: Think Progress

By Tara Culp-Ressler, July 15, 2014 at 9:11 am Updated: July 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

Adam O’Neal, the Republican mayor of a small North Carolina town named Belhaven, is currently on a nearly 300 mile journey to the nation’s capital to raise awareness for a cause that’s rather unpopular within his own party. This week, the mayor started walking to Washington, DC on foot, hoping to bring more attention to the human consequences of rejecting Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion.

Since North Carolina hasn’t yet agreed to expand Medicaid, the hospital serving O’Neal’s rural constituency was recently forced to close. Vidant Pungo Hospital, which used to care for a disproportionately large population of low-income and uninsured patients, can no longer afford to remain operating in Belhaven. If the state had expanded Medicaid, however, things may have turned out differently. Vidant Pungo would have received an influx of newly insured patients; like the hospitals located in states that accepted Obamacare’s expansion, Vidant’s profit margins probably would have improved.

Now, Belhaven’s residents have to travel nearly an hour to get to the closest hospital, something that has created what O’Neal calls “a medical desert.” So he’s marching 273 miles to Washington to find a solution.

“Our state’s refusal to accept expansion is taking two billion dollars a year out of our state’s healthcare system,” the mayor wrote in an op-ed to explain why he’s making the trek over the next two weeks. “Americans need to realize the rural healthcare struggles across our country. In the last year, more rural hospitals have closed than in the previous 15 years. Every hospital closure means deaths!!!”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/07/15/3460133/republican-mayor-march-medicaid/

Mayor O'Neal has courage and sensitivity to publicize this. Sensitivity, ..something almost totally lacking in the current Republican Party.
This story should be read by everyone in this country. This is truly a tragedy, and the Republicans should be exposed for their causing death in so many states.

Meet the Creative Genius Behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Willy E. Coyote

The Huffington Post | By Katherine Brooks
posted on 7/8/14

You might not know it, but you owe some of your most glorious memories to an artist by the name of Charles "Chuck" Jones. Born in 1912, the late animation master helped bring to life Bugs, Daffy, Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd as one of several developers, and himself created lovable characters like Pepe, Wile E. Coyote, Marvin the Martian, Michigan J. Frog and Road Runner. Without him, we'd never have the simplistic genius of "The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics" or "What's Opera, Doc?" which the die hard fans could hardly forget. Not to mention, "Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the original "Phantom Tollbooth" animation. Good ol' Chuck directed those paragons of nostalgia too.

New York's Museum of Moving Image is putting Mr. Jones, who passed away in 2002, on a pedestal with their latest exhibition "What's Up, Doc? The Animation e.

From Spokane, Washington to Hollywood, the Leon Schlesinger Studio (the foundation of future Warner Bros. animations) to Disney and MGM and finally his own production company, Jones' biography is the stuff of entertainment history. "What's Opera, Doc?" alone -- the Wagnerian masterpiece that transformed "Kill the Wabbit" into a formidable earworm -- is considered to be “among the most culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant films of our time.”

hit this link, and you can see an early Road Runner toon...after getting to the site, you need to scroll down, and then hit the yellow link that says, " please click here to see ................" That link is two boxes down from the heading of the cartoon with all the info.. Yes, if you watch you will laugh....(this is a toon that Chuck Jones directed and demonstrates why he and his writer, Micheal Maltese, were so funny. enjoy)


Federal Judge Says the Supreme Court Should Just 'STFU'

Source: Huffington Post

The Huffington Post | By Mollie Reilly
12:08 EDT

A federal judge thinks it's time for the Supreme Court to just "stfu."

Writing on his personal blog in response to the high court's recent 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, U.S. District Judge Richard George Kopf harshly criticized the justices for taking what he sees as a too active role in controversial cases.

"This term and several past terms has proven that the Court is now causing more harm (division) to our democracy than good by deciding hot button cases that the Court has the power to avoid," Kopf, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote. "As the kids says, it is time for the Court to stfu."

Pointing out that all five justices who decided in favor of Hobby Lobby are Catholic males appointed by Republican presidents, Kopf argued that the decision "looks stupid and smells worse."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/07/supreme-court-stfu_n_5563997.html

No, I did not believe it either..but.....

These federal judges are "appointed for life"...like the idiot five on the Supreme Court..
They can say what they want, and not worry about controversy. That is why the founders did that.
Imagine that ...A federal judge going after the idiot five Supreme Court...!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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