Our government has been corrupted by greed and the money it brings, and that corruption has spread like a cancer to religion, education and helping professions like healthcare
What a remarkable time to live. The great "shining city on a hill," instead of a beacon of democracy, has become a flashing red warning that democracy cannot survive apathy and neglect, especially when that's the preferred outcome engineered by a small but loudmouthed faction of fascist leaders and followers funded by an even smaller faction of plutocrats.
Beer and hotdogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July sure are a fun way to celebrate the myth all right. (And for many, it's even a paid holiday). Whereas election day is a stomach-turning nightmare of anxiety and negativity that must be bravely navigated by determined citizens angry enough to overcome the huge obstacles deliberately blocking their basic right to vote -- and to have it counted! Strange isn't it, the difference in moods of those two days?
Just so sane people know what and who they're dealing with if they must interact with the crazies when it becomes unavoidable, everyday Republicans need to be honest with themselves and with those around them -- say it out loud, make it as plain as their dear leader does every single time he opens his stupid mouth: They simply do not believe in the whole concept of democracy in the first place. So, where is Biden's common ground with such goddamn fools?
Climate crisis-brought to us by greed. Banking crisis 2008-brought too us by greed. Trump, the personification of greed-brought to us by Republicans.
FL is in a full pandemic of a Covid Variant that is much worse than the original Covid. The Delta variant. Several other hot spots in the nation. Just goes to prove that you cannot fix stupid.
A concise traumatic summing up of America today. Well done, Thom
To conceal their selfishness, greed, and lust for power behind a wall of righteousness and respectability, the well-worn tools used most by history's successful tyrants and assorted con-artists are gigantic sledgehammers -- nothing subtle at all: Religion and politics; faith and patriotism; control the mind, control everything, from cradle to grave. "God is on MY SIDE no matter what ...because I BELIEVE! And you are my mortal enemy if you don't believe the same white/Christian/nationalist horseshit that I do. Welcome to Meerkkka, MF-ers!"
Unlike other addictive behaviors, those who are obsessed by greed are not likely to ever “hit bottom,” and therefore not about to acknowledge that they are hooked on money and the power it can bring. There is only one possible countervailing force that can stop it, and that is a government that enforces our laws in order to promote our general welfare. Sadly, because of the tenacious efforts of the oligarchs over the decades, our government merely acts as their tool to accommodate their insatiable avarice. So the answer to Senator Kennedy’s question is, the greed will never stop but it can be contained if money is no longer speech and corporations are no longer citizens.
Do not break up states into 5 separate countries. Equalize populations to make the Senate more even Merge SD, ND, WY, MT and NB. These 5 states together are less population then Colorado. They currently get 10 Senators and CO gets 2. it takes 22 smaller state to = CA population. They get 44 Senators, CA gets 2. Break up CA into at least 4 states. Make states at least 5 to 10 million each.
Trumpster called in yesterday and said that January 6th was not a coup attempt because they had no weapons. First he needs to watch the video below. The number 1 weapon was the size of the mob and the mob mentality. The mentality to kill Pence and Pelosi and turn the election over to the house. DC has strict gun laws for a good reason and that alone kept weapons to a minimum. Baseball bats, crowbars, hand cuffs, and lots of bear spray. There were guns, tasers and knives at the insurrection. People like him are just plain blind to fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWJVMoe7OY0