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Trump Sucks

Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Fri May 19, 2023, 11:42 PM (0 replies)

New Show on RT!!!!!! Tonight with Tuckervitch Carlsink

Made ya look But if it really happens I'll take credit for the idea LOL
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Mon Apr 24, 2023, 08:18 PM (6 replies)

Guns don't kill, people do

I can't remember where I saw this but the correct response to this is:

Then why are you giving people guns?
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Wed Apr 12, 2023, 03:55 PM (4 replies)

Masters Golf Tournament - an LIV event

I sat down to watch the Masters Golf Tournament but just ended up turning it off. The Augusta National Golf Event, while a worldwide event, always instilled patriotic pride in me that our country would host such a great event with total class. Now, watching a bunch of money-grubbing sellouts to Saudi Arabia playing the course just makes me sick. This used to be all PGA players. Now, who the hell knows what country these dudes are loyal to.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Sat Apr 8, 2023, 09:36 AM (11 replies)

Inside a US Neo-Nazi Homeschool Network With Thousands of Members


An Ohio couple has been unmasked as leaders of the neo-Nazi “Dissident Homeschool” Telegram channel that distributes lesson plans to 2,400 members.

WTF!!! Ohio is becoming a cesspool of fascist morons.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Thu Apr 6, 2023, 10:20 PM (4 replies)

"Fact-checking" is a feeble, inadequate way to respond to racist, antisemitic incitement

Great article about the state of journalism in a gaslighted society.

Journalists should be actively confronting Trump and others with their lies at every opportunity. They should deny liars opportunities to use the media – particularly live media — to spread lies. They should caveat every statement known liars make – not just the provably false ones – with the fact that they lie all the time.

The “why” behind the lie is even more important than the lie itself, as I argued here.

That’s especially the case because Republican lies about elections are calculated, democracy-killing lies. And that needs to be made very clear in every story about them — or journalists are not really telling their viewers and readers what they need to know.

Trump lied compulsively, yes, but also intentionally, and leaving those intentions unstated is bad journalism.

Entire article at:

Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Thu Apr 6, 2023, 09:44 AM (15 replies)

Are we still paying for trump's secret service?

And if so, doesn't it defy logic? The SS was always there for former Presidents to protect them from threats by adversaries. Orange Vomit invites his adversaries to dinners and probably hands them classified documents at the same time. We need the SS to protect our country from trump.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Tue Apr 4, 2023, 04:45 PM (6 replies)

The USPS is really sucking bad lately

It seems worse than the last couple of years. Any news on getting rid of Dejoy? I don't think he gives a shit and his local postmasters are starting to reflect that attitude.
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Sun Mar 26, 2023, 12:16 PM (31 replies)

Joke of the day


A traitor, a tax cheat, a con-man, a racist and a rapist walk into a bar in New York. The bartender asks: "What are you having, Mr Trump?"
Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Tue Mar 21, 2023, 02:47 PM (2 replies)

They could lose the house -- to Medicaid

Found this on NPR - This may have been discussed here before but for those who missed it, like me :

PERRY, Iowa — Fran Ruhl's family received a startling letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services four weeks after she died in January 2022.

"Dear FAMILY OF FRANCES RUHL," the letter begins. "We have been informed of the death of the above person, and we wish to express our sincere condolences."

The letter gets right to the point: Iowa's Medicaid program had spent $226,611.35 for Ruhl's health care, and the government was entitled to recoup that money from her estate, including nearly any assets she owned or had a share in. If a spouse or disabled child survived Ruhl, the collection could be delayed until after their death, but the money would still be owed.

The notice said the family had 30 days to respond.

"I said, 'What is this letter for? What is this?'" says Ruhl's daughter, Jen Coghlan.

It seemed bogus, but it was real. Federal law requires all states to have "estate recovery programs," which seek reimbursements for spending under Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurance program mainly for people with low incomes or disabilities. The recovery efforts collect more than $700 million a year, according to a 2021 report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, or MACPAC, an agency that advises Congress.

Henry Ruhl of Perry, Iowa, lost his wife, Fran, in January 2022. A few weeks after her death, he was startled by a notice saying her estate owed a huge bill to Iowa's Medicaid program for her dementia care.
KC McGinnis for Kaiser Health News

States have leeway to decide whom to bill and what type of assets to target. Some states collect very little. For example, Hawaii's Medicaid estate recovery program collected just $31,000 in 2019, according to the federal report.

Iowa, whose population is about twice Hawaii's, recovered more than $26 million that year, the report says.

Iowa uses a private contractor to recoup money spent on Medicaid coverage for any participant who was 55 or older or was a resident of a long-term care facility when they died. Even if an Iowan used few health services, the government can bill their estate for what Medicaid spent on premiums for coverage from private insurers known as managed-care organizations.

the rest is at:


Posted by SouthernDem4ever | Thu Mar 2, 2023, 09:21 PM (100 replies)
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