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gopiscrap

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
Number of posts: 20,869

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

Journal Archives

Jesus fuck!!! 55 private contractors built the ACA web site.

the key word here is PRIVATE for profit. NEVER privatize a government responsibility be that at the federal, state or local. Fucking business will just do the cheapest job for the highest buck.

I loved President Obama's statement on immigration reform:

"I'm not running for re-election. I'm doing it because I believe it is the right thing to do."

THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!! It's wonderful having a president who will do that!!!

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Washington Health Plan Finder this is the number for State of Washington residents who wish to enroll in the ACA it needs to be put in every newspaper and on bulletins boards in all high schools, colleges, fast food places, retail and DSHS offices.

1 800 318 2196

The hotline for the Affordable Care Act enrollment.

I am going to post this number here everyday and on my twitter and Facebook. It needs to go viral, be placed on billboards, in high school, college and university student newspapers and student union buildings, in DSHS offices everywhere. It should be the first thing you see in big red numbers. You should see it so often that after awhile you have the number memorized!!! Please join me!!!

Simple Question:

Why in the fuck would anybody who is a woman, person of color, LGBT, member of a union, educator, social worker, poor, disabled, on food stamps, union member or immigrant EVER vote Republican?

Hey Repukes you lost!

I can't believe the fucking spin going on in our corporate media right now. They're all falling all over themselves trying to blame both sides and saying the repukes didn't lose anything.

Well fucking repukes time for some reality:

You lost the presidency in 2008

you lost the senate in 2008

you lost the house in 2008

you lost the legislative vote in 2008

you lost the ACA case in the US Supreme Court

you lost the senate in 2012

you lost the shutdown fight in 2013

so either you're willing to accept democracy or not...

so far it shows you're not, well then if you can't respect the Democratic traditions
and decisions of our nation get the fuck out

quit making excuses, quit making veiled threats, quit obstructing!!!

What the Fuck Is Wrong With Boehner?

As speaker Boehner could bring a bill to the floor for a vote, let it be voted on open government. And in my thinking if I was Boehner, I'd do that and then resign. I would think "I don't need this shit" "You want my job, fuck you, you can have it." Then he could get a nice little pension, be a semi hero, write a book for a shit load of money and make a pile on giving inane speeches. To me it would be a lot better than putting up with the shit he's putting up with. Go out in style, live in style and maybe not descend into the throes alcoholism, which is what I am afraid he is getting to.

I taught at my daughter's civics class on Thursday

they were a great group of kids, fun and engaging. During the second half of my 75 minute session with them we started teaching about the different courts in the US and the first thing they identified with was Judge Judy. I had to tell them that if a real judge acted like that in a courtroom at some point very likely she would go before a bar review as to her behavior on the bench. It surprised me how elemental and minimal these students concept of the courts and legal process was. It was interesting at the end we talked about landmark US Supreme Court decisions and you just see the light go on in their eyes as to how court decisions directly affect their lives.

Cynicism: this isn't important but I was just sitting here thinking

it seems to me that this country was a lot less cynical. When did we become this way..IMHO opinion we began the slide into cynicsm after Kennedy got shot with the Warren Commission
it continued to grow during Vietnam
went way up during Watergate
and total went off the charts when the Supreme Court installed Shrub
and now it is almost beyond repair after the damage the tea party has done
just IMHO

Shame on you fucking Republicans!

I was just listening to a report on MSNBC about how the families of the soldiers being killed in combat in Afghanistan are being told that they can't get the death benefits they are entitled to because of the government shut down. SHAME ON YOU GOP!!!! I remember the soldiers coming to the door of our house when my dad got killed in Vietnam and how the gov't not only took care of us administratively (helping handle the civic part of the funeral) but also handled the financial arrangements as well and how grateful my mom was. Because of these tea party morons, that isn't happening right now. Yes, some repuke asshat came on the horn and said they are going to have a vote to fix that, but what about the poor soldiers family whose son, brother, husband was killed on the first day of the shutdown? The most elemental and primal function of the grieving is to be able to mourn and bury in a dignified manner and you god damn republicans are obstructing even that!

This coupled with cutting food to the hungry, withholding education to our youngest, having empty offices for our veterans, laying off those who inspect and investigate transportation and food safety...

HOW LOW WILL GO? SHAME ON YOU!!! grow up!!!
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