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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Real (inflation-adjusted) market performance & all recessions since 1871 defined by National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 1 Reply

Just look at how unstable our economy is and has been the past 145 years! Yes, there are fewer recessions now than 100 or even 50 years ago. The people harmed by these fluctuations are people who work for a living. Their earning power and consumer…Continue

Koch brothers turn their attack machine on Feingold

Started by Joan Denoo yesterday. 0 Replies

Koch brothers turn their attack machine on FeingoldWhen one has a few extra millions to toss around here and there, they put their weak minds…Continue

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 6, 2015 at 4:20pm

Hey Cat - It's a good thing the T is silent, because nothing else about the Donald is. I remember once Caine in Kung Fu said You should not speak if your words are not better than silence. Donald could have learned from that.

The following is from Mr. Pierce's anticipation of tonight's debate, entitled Rick Santorum Is Mad He Didn’t Make the Cut:

“If he had the sense of humor god gave a stone, Santorum would realize that the undercard debate actually is a second chance to launch a campaign – an unprecedented kind of political repechage heat. And, with Donald Trump threatening to turn the Main Event into an extended exercise in human sacrifice, it is possible that the earlier debate could turn out to be the more dignified and substantial of the two. (In fact, that's going to be the easiest way to spin the whole evening, especially if Trump runs wild. I can already hear my man Chuck Todd expressing his surprise at how "substantive" the first debate was. Hell, he thinks this is the most formidable Republican field since 1980.) Fiorina seems to get this. So does Huckleberry J. Butchmeup [AKA Lindsay Graham], who's the one responsible for cleverly renaming the lid-lifter the "Happy Hour Debate." That Santorum is raising a fuss over missing the cut shows a desperate lack of both imagination and wit.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 6, 2015 at 2:12pm

One more cheap shot, that I'm not above passing along: someone on another site observed that the "T" in Trump's name is silent.

Comment by Hex5 on August 6, 2015 at 12:18pm
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Comment by Loren Miller on August 6, 2015 at 6:29am

Here you go, Joan.  It was a page back:

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2015 at 12:09am

Loren, can you give me the citation on "The Clinton 'GOP (not a) Scientist' commercial"? For some reason, I can't find it. 

Ap-preciate it!

The Clinton "GOP (not a) Scientist" commercial

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2015 at 5:28pm

Grinning Cat, I enjoy your posts on this page; puts a little laughter into the ether!

Bertold, I enjoyed (that isn't the right word but the best I can find right now) the piece on Scott walker: 
"Now that he's running for president, Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus* hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, is doing his damnedest to keep up with public affairs." 

~ Charles P. Pierce

*homunculus, noun, 

 a very small human or humanoid creature.

o      historical

a supposed microscopic but fully formed human being from which a fetus was formerly believed to develop.

Now that he's running for president, Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, is doing his damndest to keep up with public affairs. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 5, 2015 at 10:11am

I think Walker may be the vilest of the whole putrid parade. Whenever Charlie Pierce types Walker's name, he appends "the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin"

The guy was caught cheating in his run for student body president and kicked out of his college, and he's been lowering the bar ever since.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 5, 2015 at 9:40am

Speaking of "a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries":

"Scott Walker agreed to take a pic w/this guy whose sign said 'Walker 4 president,' but then he flipped it around..."

Scott Walker with a guy holding a sign that turned out to be a “check”: “July 16, 2015 / Pay to the order of Scott Walker $900,000,000 Nine hundred million dollars [for] Presidency [signed] Koch Bros.”(Sabrina Siddiqui on Twitter, picked up by TPM LiveWire and also reported on by the Washington Post, which credits Tyler McFarland and Giselle Hart (posing with Walker) and 350 Action for the "prank" with a serious message.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 5, 2015 at 9:22am

Passed along by a friend: "GOP Now Needs a Circus Train"

(Vintage black-and-white photo of men loading elephants onto a train car, relabeled 'THE G.O.P. & CRACKPOTS COMBINED SHOW' in a florid 'circus' font)Hit the link for the blog post from "Just an Earth-Bound Misfit", who suggests organizing the primary like an NCAA basketball championship. "Of course, some won't go away. Both The Donald and Scotty Walker (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries) have a lot of money behind them, so unless they fail at the "fall-on-the-floor-frothing-at-the-mouth" level, they're not quitting. But this still might cull the herd somewhat."

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2015 at 5:58pm

These are the very best the Repubs can offer as candidates for POTUS?

Donald Trump. Jeb Bush. Scott Walker. Mike Huckabee. Ben Carson. Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Rand Paul. Chris Christie. John Kasich?

Donald Trump. Jeb Bush. Scott Walker. Mike Huckabee. Ben Carson. Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio. Rand Paul. Chris Christie. John Kasich.

 
 
 

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