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Music – Something In The Water Pokey LaFarge

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The Day in a Picture

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The Day in a Quote

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The Thought For Today

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Republicans Making Money Off Of The Dead In Benghazi – ‘Gowdy to be Special Guest, Discuss Benghazi at Virginia GOP Fundraiser’

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Update : Once it was brought to his attention, Gowdy has canceled claiming ‘he didn’t know it was going to be about Benghazi’.

Apparently the Republican ‘base’ putting on the event didn’t care if they raised money off of the dead. And those are the people that support and voted for you.

Didn’t get your message across to them did you Trey?

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WASHINGTON — ‘Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Wednesday morning urged his fellow lawmakers not to use the investigation he is leading into the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to raise money, calling it a subject that “transcends politics.“(1)

Didn’t even make it a year without spitting on the graves of the 4 Americans……

‘Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is back in the spotlight as the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack’.

‘Gowdy is scheduled to be the featured guest at a fundraising event March 19 for the Republican Party of Virginia, entitled, “Beyond Benghazi,” featuring a screening and an interview of Gowdy, moderated by Rep. Morgan Griffith. The RPV is charging $75 but for $5,000, a donor can be a co-chair’.(2)

“I have never sought to raise a single penny on the backs of four murdered Americans,” Gowdy told the hosts of “Morning Joe” in May of 2014.
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(1) : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/trey-gowdy-benghazi_n_5280492.html

(2) : http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/415094/gowdy-be-special-guest-discuss-benghazi-virginia-gop-fundraiser-jim-geraghty

Feeding The Low Information Republican Base – ‘Maine state Senator apologizes for Facebook post saying Obama’s family tied to ISIS’

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‘State Sen. Michael Willette’ :

‘Willette, a Republican from Presque Isle, posted a photo from Conservative News Daily that depicted Obama with the caption, “Why haven’t I done anything about ISIS? Because I’ll deal with them at the family reunion.”
From : http://contributors.pressherald.com/politics/capitol-ticker/maine-state-senator-apologizes-facebook-post-saying-obamas-family-tied-isis/

“All it takes is one good guy with a gun to lock down a school while he ‘protects’ his 2nd Amendment Right……..” – ‘Watch: Michigan Open Carry Extremist Puts School on Lockdown and Verbally Accosts Cops for Freedom and the Second Amendment’

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The police had to lock down the school all because this ‘open carry’ jerk, needed to exercise his 2nd Amendment right.

A gun owner triggered a brief lockdown last week while demonstrating his open carry rights outside a Michigan high school’.

‘Police spotted the man, who they recognized from previous encounters, walking about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near Lamphere High School in Madison Heights’.

‘Officers called administrators when the man approached school property, and they locked down the school for nearly an hour’.

‘Police said they received “about a million calls” about the man, who lives near the school and was carrying a rifle and holstered pistol’.

“We had a citizen exercise his right to open carry, and he chose to exercise that right near the high school,” said Officer Carey Spangler’.

“We’ve dealt with this individual in the past,” Spangler added. “We know of him to exercise his right to open carry.”

‘Police did not identify the man, who was not arrested, charged, or injured in the encounter – which he recorded on video and posted online’.

“While out on an open carry walk, I was followed by the Madison Heights police department,” said the man, who calls himself Nunya Beeswax online. “They followed me from a distance, which was troubling, because they could clearly see that no laws were being broken. After initially declining to speak with the police, I decided to approach them and ask why they were essentially stalking a law abiding citizen. I did not appreciate the fact that one of these trigger happy morons placed his hand on his pistol when he approached me.”

Because you’re carrying a gun near a school. Does it ring a bell with you when other people have carried guns near schools???????

‘The man approaches officers and asks why they’re following him, and he tells police he won’t answer any of their questions’.

‘He asks one of the officers to remove his hand from his holstered weapon and demands to know whether the officer will shoot him’.

“I’m talking now,” the man says, interrupting one of the officers. “That shiny little badge he has on his chest doesn’t give him any more rights than I have. Actually, you all work for me and the taxpayers, right?”

“You come over here with your hand on your gun, that’s reason for me to think that you feel ill will towards me,” the man continues. “If I were to do the same thing, you’d probably pull your gun out and point it at me, am I right? I’m talking to you, tough guy.”

‘The man continues taunting the police as other officers arrive and get out of their cruisers, asking if they saved anyone recently or just wrote tickets’.

‘An officer tells him he is on school property, and that administrators want him to leave, but the man asks whether or not the school is funded by taxpayers’.

‘The man continues arguing with police, who finally leave as the gun owner walks away from the school muttering complaints’.
From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/watch-this-open-carry-activist-taunt-cops-outside-a-school-im-talking-to-you-tough-guy/

First Word – Don’t Get Old

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There is a reason I’m a Liberal.

My Mom.

She’s 97 1/2.

Raised during the Depression. Worked during WWII. Lost a daughter at birth.

Oh there is a lot, lot more to her life but the point being she has seen a good deal of life in her time.

Now at her age, she is fairly sharp mentally, still reads, does X word puzzles, a HUGE Seattle Mariner fan.

But she is 97 1/2. The body is slowly wearing down. She uses a walker (with help) to get around inside her home. A wheel chair(with help) to go out.

Only income is Social Security. Health care is Medicare and Sterling ($465 premium – yes per month). Get’s ‘extra help’ from the State of Washington that pays her Medicare premium and helps out on her prescriptions. Get’s food stamps (a whole $16 a month) and the State has just approved (Medicaid) her for 48 hours a month for a caregiver to come in.

Right now I am her caregiver and I’ll be honest the caregiver is as much to give me a ‘break’ as to help Mom.

So why does this make me a Liberal?

The Liberal FDR is the one to put Social Security in place and ever since he did and even to this day, Republicans want to cut Social Security so that the wealthy and corporations can have tax cuts and other subsidies.

The Liberal Lyndon Johnson pushed Medicare through. Republicans then and even today want to see it ‘wither on the vine’.

The Republicans would love nothing better then to cut Medicaid funding completely and cut SNAP (food stamps) if not completely, to the bare bones. (see Republicans drug testing for food stamps and welfare)

I’m a Liberal because Republicans want to privatize Social Security. My Mom is 97 1/2. How much money will you have to save to still have income if you live to 97 1/2?

I’m a Liberal because Republicans want to cut Medicare and Medicaid. We are the only industrialized Nation in the World that if you are poor or old and can not contribute to the workforce – Republicans don’t care if you die.

I am a Liberal because food stamps is not an ‘entitlement’. Food is food. Basic to human survival. The majority on food stamps are the elderly and children….the most vulnerable in our society.

I am a Liberal because people DO have the right to dignity. So when Republicans worship money on the altar of the backs to the elderly and poor, that insults me.

I am a Liberal because my Mom and all of the men and women who have worked, struggled, sacrificed have a right to dignity.

No one should have to beg for food, shelter, health care.

 

 

 

 

 

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