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Name: Pet Rock
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Typical self-righteous hypocritical Republican statement.

Bevin, like Paul Ryan's gang of thieves, is wanting to gut Kentucky of any remaining safety net for the poor and retirees - therefore a potential death sentence for thousands of folks in need. And yet, they make a huge deal out of morality-related issues that have been long settled in court.

Next, he'll be calling the Legislature the assembly of deacons.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Nov 5, 2017, 12:34 AM (0 replies)

Dotard's Missile Lesson 101

I'm sure Japan's military leaders told him why. tRump is throwing rotten red meat at his base.

Some arm-chair guesses:
1. Danger of debris falling on populated areas form two missiles.
2. Japan and US experts may want to observe full trajectory.
3. Better odds of recovering usable missile debris from the ocean for study of NK technology.
4. Avoiding risk of NK knee-jerk reaction and starting full-blown war.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:26 PM (2 replies)

Did the Nashville Banner go belly up?

When I was a kid there in the 50s/60s (Wilson Co.), the Banner and Tennessean had opposing political leanings (can't recall which one was on which side), but politics didn't get brutal until the late 60s (Gore/Brock) and the Nixon days. The state was predominantly Democrat before then.

One things for sure, that big dollar sign on the cover page will get lots of attention at the news stand!
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:15 PM (1 replies)

Crazycatlady, thank you!

That was a great review. Although I've been a voting Democrat for over 50 years, my travels in my work before retirement kept me away from the fine workings of our Party. I have a lot of catching up to do and DU is one the places that helps!

Please post more like this anytime you feel inspired.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:07 AM (0 replies)

All part of their divide and conquer plan.

Over the part 40 years, they have created not only divisions among friends, neighbors and families, but also inside our political parties.

Round one victory for GOP via Heritage, Limbaugh and Faux.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Nov 3, 2017, 01:01 PM (0 replies)

Highplainsdem, a good relevant article...

on our fall from glory:

The time when America stopped being great
See: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41826022
Few countries look anymore to Trump's America as a global exemplar, the "city upon a hill" Reagan spoke of in his farewell address to the nation. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is routinely described as the leader of the free world, the moniker bestowed on the US president since the days of FDR.

The Economist, which trolls Trump almost weekly, has described Chinese President Xi Jinping as the most powerful man in the world. American exceptionalism is now commonly viewed as a negative construct. "Only in America" is a term of derision.


Maybe someone better than I can turn this into a good OP.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Nov 3, 2017, 12:42 PM (1 replies)

Good article all the lines of what you said from VOX.

What if Mueller proves his case and it doesn’t matter?

Had not thought of the power of the right-wing media before relative to pushing legislation through.

Plutocrats send talking points to R-W media and to congress critters,
R-W media pumps it into red meat base,
base calls congress critters,
Congress passes legislation.
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:56 AM (1 replies)

Agree 100%. A cesspool out of control.

I wonder how much influence the inflammatory social media posts from right-wingers and Russia affects the tone of discussion on DU. I'm observing a lot of divisive and bitter exchanges here now on other threads.

I don't use social media but I do view many pro-Democrat accounts on my computer. As you have said, when one opens up a Twitter post, many comments are typically very deceptive, outright lies, or in other ways meant to divide.

From what I see, it all seems very unhealthy for those seeking good rational, truthful discourse. It's just one huge head-spin!

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Nov 3, 2017, 01:02 AM (0 replies)

I can sympathize.

These guys have coal mining in their blood and family history, so like most of us we don't want to give up on the familiar - especially when it's been there for generations.

Unfortunately, like most dying industries, time and the stock market will end it for them and they'll have to move on. Some mining will remain, but on a very limited basis.

It is extremely cruel for the tRump administration to suggest to these people that coal will return to its former glory, therefore bringing in false hope.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Wed Nov 1, 2017, 08:19 AM (5 replies)

Nothing like good strong ties to family and friends in these times, but...

I'm very weak with those right now, and need to re-establish some of them. I'm a firm believer that face-to-face relations is the natural human way to communicate, and it helps maintain our sanity and feelings of being emotionally connected. That's why I've refused to be on social medial, but unfortunately many that used to call or email me don't any more - because they're using social media. Grrrrr.

I guess I'm just too damned old-fashioned.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Wed Nov 1, 2017, 06:57 AM (0 replies)
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