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I'm a liberal looking to make a difference in politics.

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So it's okay to insult religious beliefs in America, but if you insult religions based overseas then

some DUers think that you should be sent there to face a crowd of rioting madmen. Or you should be sued. Or you should be busted for inciting a riot.


House votes to end energy loan guarantee program - all based on bullshit propaganda.


WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package. The bill would phase out federal loan guarantees like those that went to the now-bankrupt solar power company Solyndra LLC and left taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.

The "No More Solyndras Act," which passed on a mainly party-line vote, has no chance of advancing in the Democratic-led Senate and was assailed by House Democrats as an election-year stunt. The vote was 245-161.

Solyndra went under because China started dumping cheap offshore solar panels into the market. It's the same tactic they're using to fuck up Germany's solar industry, too.

The problem was NOT Solydra. It was Chinese product dumping and its infernal policy of mercantilism.

We have free traitors here yapping about the benefits of free trade and Globalism while China is laughing in the whole WORLD'S FACE.

France: Yet another nation turns against globalism: 80% see it as a job-killer

The opposition is coming from the Left and the Right.

Apparently, like Americans, the French are tired of seeing the world building walls to keep their workers out of the global job market.


Vast majority of French against globalization: poll

(Reuters) - A majority of the French favor protectionist measures and see globalization as bad for jobs, a poll showed, suggesting support for a trend in France's presidential campaign that has pushed President Nicolas Sarkozy to advocate a "Buy European" policy.

The survey by pollster IFOP and due to be published on Thursday in La Croix daily showed that eight out of 10 French people saw globalization as hurting employment, while nearly seven in 10 said it helped to increase public deficits.

Of the 1,052 people questioned by IFOP between April 6 and 10, only 22 percent saw globalization as a "good thing" for their country, while seven in 10 said France should increase taxes on products imported from emerging countries.

Sixty-two percent said France should restore customs duties at its borders unilaterally if the European Union failed to raise levies on foreign goods.

Hostility for globalization has taken centre-stage in France's election campaign, with far-right chief Marine Le Pen and hard leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon gathering some 30 percent of vote intentions in the first of two election rounds on April 22.

BIG, RADICAL changes instead of stupid "incremental steps". I want to see a FEDERAL BAN on all laws

that forbid or punish public worker strikes. And a ban on hiring scabs to replace striking workers, too. And I'd also nuke the laws against public safety worker strikes. I'd rather have airline mechanics, pilots and ATC workers striking and have airplanes stuck on the ground, than risk having a plane crash because of poor working conditions or underpaid employees, which are the cause of 99% of strikes, period. I trust the workers in the trenches to use good judgement in deploying their final option to let America know when something is wrong.

Yeah, I said it. Laws against strikes, and strike-breaking tactics, are like rocket launchers in the hands of the NRA: they're not meant for ANYTHING but killing the working class. They have no substantial non-lethal use; in fact, they have no non-lethal use at all.

Yeah yeah, I heard it all, public employees work for us taxpayers, blah blah blah. Cheap labor and shitty working conditions are for China. Stalin and Mao busted unions, Plutocrats bust unions, not liberals.

Unions are workers in the trenches, they don't strike just because. They go on strike because things are fucked up and they're trying to fix it. Find another solution to the problem besides punishing workers who have been pushed to their final option to fight for better wages (or, in the case of Chicago) working conditions.

Which Republoturd was it that said teachers should work for free?

I could have sworn it was Haley Barbour who said that America has a problem with teachers who work for pay and that they should only be teaching for the passion, but I can't find the exact quote... maybe it was someone else...?

Top this madness, I dare you.

98. I'm really happy for your kids.
What street corner is your daughter working on? <---- Hidden, 5-1

Okay, so which 1 juror was it that said "What street corner is your daughter working on?" is NOT hide-worthy?

On a side note, the pizza delivery truck musta friggin' fallen into a sinkhole on the way to this "gentleman"...

Capital versus Labor, which one is the most important? A practical, real life answer in 3 words:


That is all.

I know I live in a different universe than most folks but I didn't think it was THIS different.

In my dream world, things like this are possible.


Southern whites troubled by Romney's wealth, religion

LYNCHBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year-old with a Virginia drawl, voted twice for George W. Bush. Raised Baptist, she is convinced -- despite all evidence to the contrary -- that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim.

So in this year's presidential election, will she support Mitt Romney? Not a chance.

"Romney's going to help the upper class," said Harris, who earns $28,000 a year as activities director of a Lynchburg senior center. "He doesn't know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house."

She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."

Now excuse me, I think I'll try to go wake myself up now...

I've watched most of both conventions so far and... I feel like I've been time traveling.

300 years into the past for the GOP convention, then 300 years forward to the Dem convention.

No wonder Obama said the former was better off seen on a B&W tv...

Do we REALLY care about the environment?

If we did, we wouldn't export our pollution overseas.

If we cared as much about pollution and its effects on the world as we say we cared, America wouldn't allow imports from countries that allow heavy polluting factories.

We simply wouldn't.

We also would have higher gasoline taxes to use as funding for alternative energy research, and we would also get a handle on our urban sprawl problem.

But we would only do that if we CARED about the environment as much as we say we do...
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