Trained Monkeys

Favorite Character

Who is your favorite character in The Wizard of Oz?

  • Dorothy
  • Toto
  • Wicked Witch
  • Glenda
  • Scarecrow
  • Tin Man
  • Cowardly Lion
  • Professor Marvel
  • The Wizard
  • Uncle Henry
  • Aunty Em
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Hidden Message

The Wizard of Oz is a favored movie of many child-hoods.

In fact, it was a must-watch in my family until just recently, when we discovered that we were sick to death of it!!

"Harrrr, rrufffff"-- Cowardly Lion.

But, did we really get the meaning of it?

I'm sure we all knew of sweet, innocent Dorothy, and the mean, wicked witch...but what exactly was this about?:"It's always best to start at the beginning -- and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road."--Glinda the Good Witch

Yellow Brick Road, and Ruby Red Slippers...magic slippers, at that. IF Dorothy could remember the magic formula--she was on her way home...

And IF she could over-come the obstacles in her way: she would conquer her fears.

Joy in Life!

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Age Old Enemy

The main obstacles in her way are the Trained Monkeys; those awful, deranged, smirking, gibbering employees of the Wicked Witch.

Chattering all the time, snickering at Dorothy and her growing circle of friends: Whose human qualities have been lost, somehow to be regained.....

THIS is the point of trying to stop them.

The goal of the Trained Monkeys is to prevent Dorothy and her friends from finding their former glory.

For, once they find it, they will realize that the Wicked Witch-- with all her powers of magic and delusion, is no match for an honest, open heart.

Devilish Players

Now, here is where the subterfuge comes in.

The job of the monkeys, then and now, is to prevent humans from reclaiming their wonderously awesome heritage of Love, Home and Family.

Wicked Witch, it seems, has to BUY her family, and her love.

>>> Her home, by the way, is quite awsome<<<

Castle of Doom

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Beauty Can Deceive

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Don't Be Fooled

The tricks of the Wicked Witch are to send fear and confusion; to make Dorothy--and us, forget our unique human Divinity and place in the Universe.

The ultimate destination: Emerald City, is where we find the true meaning of life, by cutting through the illusion.

See My Power?

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Sympathy For the Devil

I try and envision it from the point of view of the Monkeys....getting paid to do someone else's dirty work....

Now where is the pride and dignity in that?

Think of all the time and energy spent, simply following the instructons of a mad woman, doing as they are told.

Perhaps driven by the fear of loss of income, or even worse....death.

On a certain level, I can feel sorry for them: The brainless stooges who work for the Dark Side.

But on another level, I want to slap them silly--tell them to wake up!

Their destiny is being led by another: their hopes and dreams constrained by the lure of easy money.

Step Right Up!

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Modern Day Barkers

Lest one think the Trained Monkeys exist only in the Wizard of Oz....no, my friends, we are saturated with them here, in the political spheres of these United States of America.

It's not necessarily only politics where the monkeys thrive: It's religion and social issues as well.

But--their main thrust of illusion is in the political realm.

They work for those who seduce with platitudes and promises.....Follow their Yellow Brick Road, and you will reach nirvana: freedom and independence and riches beyond your wildest dreams.

The problem with this road, however, is that the bricks are tarnished and slippery; tread upon by those who seek to denigrate, not uplift.

Passengered by salesmen and carnival barkers, hawking their phony goods, which in their case, is the envisioned future of this great country we call home.

Trust in Yourself

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We Create Our Own Destiny

They'll tell you all kinds of things to distract you from what you really need: a Heart, some Courage and a Brain.

They'll tell you your home is going to be attacked: To strike fear.

They'll tell you you're house is dirty: To make you ashamed.

And they'll tell you your freedom is worth selling out for Gold.

Now, here is where Glinda's words come in......Go back to the beginning:

Remember who you are: A kind, caring person, living in a kind, caring nation.

Your treasures were built with the courage and intelligence it took to make it here.

The only way you can hold on to them is through love.

Don't listen to the Flying Monkeys.

Follow your own way home.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

What a wonderful way to illustrate your point about the "trained monkeys" (most seem to be in the House of Reps, it seems to me) who scare us into the wrong wars at the wrong time, like Iraq, ten years ago. We seem to be a gullible bunch of people.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

heeheehee...I though it was a little blatant using politics and social issues...*hint* *hint*

But I agree! House of Reps are Trained Monkeys too.

gibberish, gibberish...while this country falls apart, they work on stripping rights away.


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Jack Burton 3 years ago from The Midwest

lmc has always had a real problem accepting that other people actually disagree with her. That's why she has to resort to name calling instead of reasoned discourse.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I know, unlike the Monkey's, who call people like me free-loading, America-hating filthy trash. So tragic to be called a Monkey :(...boohoo

So: here's something we can discuss:

I say tax breaks for the wealthy are give-aways. Someone agrees !

"Each year, the government doles out tax breaks worth $1.1 trillion. That is more than the cost of Medicare and Medicaid combined. It is more than Social Security. It tops the defense budget, and it tops the budget for nondefense discretionary programs, which include most everything else.

Tax breaks work like spending. Giving a deduction for certain activities, like homeownership or retirement savings, is the same as writing a government check to subsidize those activities. Functionally, they mimic entitlements. Like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, they are available, year in and year out, in full, to all who qualify. Yet in budget talks, Republicans ignore tax entitlements, which flow mostly to high-income taxpayers, while pushing to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/t...

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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

something else we can discuss:

‏@Jason_A_Hines

Help me out conservatives - Dr. Ben Carson says he's an independent and yet I never hear him criticize the GOP. What's up w/that?

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This is rampant on Hub pages too.


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Jack Burton 3 years ago from The Midwest

I have ten dollars. You strong arm me and take five for your own use. Next week I have another ten dollars. You strong arm me and only take four dollars for your own use. In your mind you just "gave" me a dollar.

The liberal mind at work, Dear Readers.


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Jack Burton 3 years ago from The Midwest

Probably for the same reason you've never ever heard "independent" Chris Matthews criticize Obama (except for not being liberal enough).


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Jack Burton 3 years ago from The Midwest

lmc sez: So tragic to be called a Monkey

Jack replies: such a third grade answer... "But mommy, Freddie called me a b00ger-head FIRST!!!!"

I thought we were writing for adults on Hubpages, not the "Andersonville Primary School Tattler" and their 8 year old readership.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

I'm not entirely comfortable saying all homeowners getting interest deductions are among the wealthy. I know that I still have a large mortgage to pay each month. Without those interest deductions, only the truly wealthy would be able to own homes, I suspect.

Americans, for the most part, have less than $50,000 put away for retirement, I have read. That is a vulture that will come home to roost with Baby Boomers turning 65 at a huge rate daily.

The blatant tax dedcutions to big oil companies and corporate jet ownership like the Pres talks about are some that should be targeted.

I see you have stirred up the wingnuts on the right already.


Mike 3 years ago

@love

"Comment?"

Yes, you just quoted an opinion article. I'm sure I can find someone on the internet advocating stomping on kittens. That doesn't mean it's a good idea.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

You destroy me with cost of living to increase CEO pay, and pay slave wages for exact same reason.

Calling money Invested instead of Earned gets you a lower tax rate.

YOU are the victim in America!

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A criticism is a criticism...you get to decide how he criticizes for it to be legit?

And he had high praises for Bush during Iraq. He was just as fawning towards King George. You didn't mind that, I'm sure.

But I've read so-called Independnet hubs where they laugh at and mock Obama, while praising Bush.

Never have I seen it the other way around.

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So, 1.1 trillion in give-aways are Ok with you?

And, how do you feel about the 4-possibly 6 trillion Iraq "war" cost on the economy?

Not to mention the 200,000 lives.

That gets to be ignored, while they complain about medicare.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

You said I resorted to insults...I was merely pointing out that Monkey is TAME compared to what lefties are called.....do you call your RW friends 3rd graders? Never: you go right along with them. Dish it out...take it!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"The blatant tax dedcutions to big oil companies and corporate jet ownership like the Pres talks about are some that should be targeted."

Yes!

And the bloat in defense!

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Mike....do you think it's a good idea?

Should we continue the tax give-aways to the wealthy, while demanding austerity everywhere else?


Mike 3 years ago

"You destroy me with cost of living to increase CEO pay, and pay slave wages for exact same reason."

Are you advocating socialism now? You're stating what you see as a problem without offering a solution.

"Calling money Invested instead of Earned gets you a lower tax rate."

How many different ways and how much should a single dollar be taxed. When I earn dollars they are taxed. When I spend my dollars I pay taxes. I then pay taxes on the property I purchased with my dollars. Now you are saying that the taxes I pay if I make money on the dollars I invest are not taxed high enough. It sounds like you really just want me to give you my money.

"But I've read so-called Independnet hubs where they laugh at and mock Obama, while praising Bush.

Never have I seen it the other way around."

If y0u really believe people are unfairly harsh on Obama, please turn on MSNBC and get back to me.

"And, how do you feel about the 4-possibly 6 trillion Iraq "war" cost on the economy?

Not to mention the 200,000 lives.

That gets to be ignored, while they complain about medicare."

Your democrat heroes in congress voted to support U.S. intervention in Iraq. Bush has been gone for over four years now, but I'm sure you are voting for the same representatives, if you vote.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Cap on ceo pay.

Minimum wage increase.

Tax Investment same as labor.

Raise cap on FICA.

Leave programs that help poor OUT of it.

They are MINISCULE on the scale of monies.

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MSNBC? Oh please......they are Fox-Lite! Scarborough, Steele, always with the "other " pov.....

Fox, however, bashes Obama 24/7.

But I was talking about Hubs and Hubbers.

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Democrats voted for the OPTION to go to war: Bush already had the plan in place.....that was PNAC baby from 1997. Bush was man to let it happen.

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Six House Republicans and one independent joined 126 Democratic members of the House of Reresentatives in voting NAY, on October 11, 2002, to the unprovoked use of force against Iraq:

UNITED STATES SENATE

In the Senate, the 21 Democrats, one Republican and one Independent voted in 2002 against the War in Iraq.

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Bush was prez. House was R. Senate was R, but it's Dems who wanted Iraq invasion, huh?

And......

These policies have been in place since Reagan.

Tax cuts for rich

deregulation

stagnate wages

high cost of living

We need an enema, and the R's are the stoppage!

Check Progressive Budget: Jobs Jobs Jobs....for real, not hype.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Here's a study: opinion with more meat:

"The Ryan Budget’s Tax Cuts: Nearly $6 Trillion in Cost and No Plausible Way to Pay for It

New Tax Policy Center Estimates Show $5.7 Trillion Revenue Loss "

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3926

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comment?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

progressive budget:

"7 million new jobs in one year

$4.4 trillion in deficit reduction"

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/back-to-work-budget/


Mike 3 years ago

@love

"comment?"

Paul Ryan is an elected official representing his constituents. His proposal, whether you agree with it or not, would need to pass the House, be approved by the Senate, and signed off on by the President. He does not have the authority to pass it on his own. We have democrat representatives in the House who can't speak in complete sentences and luckily can't just make things happen on their own. That is how the process works. Do you really believe Obama would support anything ending Obamacare?

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"progressive budget:

"7 million new jobs in one year

$4.4 trillion in deficit reduction""

I was unfamiliar with this plan so I checked out the site. When I see Sheila Jackson-Lee is a main proponent of anything, I know it's time to run like hell.in the other direction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L3FnWNkIzU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK3rTUgoQD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niUkDpuR4dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRxay1ynjN4


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

She voted against the Iraq war...you have a problem with that?

And--you close off your mind to Dems just as quickly as I do Repubs....we are the example of no common ground.

Progressives would have to get their budget through the House too...and you can bet that Boehner would not even give it the time of day...and neither does the media...since you never heard of it either!

The way you feel about Lee is the way I feel about Tea Baggers.

Difference is: We have Dem prez, and Dem senate: we should be having our way, like Bush did!

One side may have strong views, but the other acts like no other views matter. You figure out which one I mean......*r *cough*

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Republicans at their meeting were amazed at the things Obama was willing to cut....because no one ever told them.

But we have already had 2.2 trillion in cuts.

Media and R's are blind.

"oh...just for the record: if I had said:

"We have democrat representatives in the House who can't speak in complete sentences"...it would have been called a 3rd grade comment. just pointing out the hyp.

see: "lmc has always had a real problem accepting that other people actually disagree with her. That's why she has to resort to name calling instead of reasoned discourse."

goose, meet gander.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

There is clear gang-stalking going on in the political forums....the Trained Monkeys are at work.


Mike 3 years ago

@love

OK, you caught me. I am part of a giant conspiracy and we are all out to get you.


Matt 3 years ago

Well, what about the poor monkeys.

The Winged Monkeys were once a free people, living in the forests of Oz. They were carefree, but rather mischievous. One day the King of the Winged Monkeys, as a prank, tossed a richly dressed man into a river, ruining his costume of silk and velvet. The man, whose name was Quelala, was good natured enough, but his fiancée, a sorceress named Gayelette was furious, and punished the Winged Monkeys by making them the slaves to the Golden Cap she had prepared as a wedding present for her betrothed. The cap allows its possessor to command the winged monkeys three times.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I haven't seen you in the forums Mike.....so which one are you? Or 2....or 3....?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Not bad Matt.....but too close to another fable: that one about the cap that Mercury wore which allowed him to fly.....

I like the names you picked though!

They would make a nice country song.


Matt 3 years ago

The names and the story were from the novels the movie was based on. There is often more going on behind the scenes than people realize.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Now, THAT is cool!

And when I remember the movie.....you could at times feel bad for those Monkeys.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

My energy is sapped due to health reasons - but Jack Burton knows best..

Feel free to check out any of my many political posts to get facts, figures, dates and times, but - for the time being - all i can say is:

YOU DA MAN, LMC! KEEP IT COMING BABY!

Sadly, the blind, deaf, and dumb - the deeply indoctrinated - will never allow themselves to see the light - it would rock the foundation they've built their fairy tales upon, but..

i believe there is...'collateral impact' - sooo, like i said - Keep it coming baby!

sharing...


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Hope you're OK Im.....And in fact, you have a great hub on how the NRA prevents gun regs.....through their trained monkey's in gvt! ;-)

I think we woke up from the poppy slumber, but we can't shake the ego dream.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I'm very confused by people who hate Obama, yet want us defended from terrorism.....he's done it better than W.....

"Remember when Rudy Giuliani warned that electing Barack Obama would mean that the U.S. played defense, not offense, against the terrorists?

If this is defense, what does offense look like?"

-Jake Tapper

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/the-t...


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

Very fine metaphor! Voted up, awesome and shared! :)


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Thanks suzanne!


Mike 3 years ago

Crazy meet crazy.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I know...look at O'really! War on Easter! hahaha. And Beckles: war on... well he's been warring on everything whenever the mood hits him, and depending on who's signing his checks. Malkin---doesn't know cesar from hugo. And dumb cray cray Klannity: who thinks God condones murder!!!!

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Yup: the crazy trained monkeys are out there....thank god I have monkey-radar, huh?

want a banana, Mike?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

More from the "freedom" crowd:

"Morality in Media, a conservative organization trying to change the country’s laws in order to, among other things, ban pornography, released its list of the top 12 “facilitators of porn in America” list this week. Topping the list was Holder, who in addition to earning the title as the nation’s top law enforcement officer is now also seen in some circles as the top pornography-sympathizer. The group complained that Holder isn’t doing enough to fight pornography"

Koo-kooo, *boing*, koo-koo, *boing*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail...


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Wow...those repubs who think background checks for guns are an invasion of privacy, voted for cispa......who'd-a-thunk?

*chuckle* *chuckle*


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

ahaha....he thinks so too:

@bobcesca

In 2 hours, Fox & Friends panel of monkeys will suggest Hindu = Muslim = Evildoer = GUILTY!!!

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Trained Monkeys.

or planted operatives. Eh...what's the dif?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

@WebsterGTarpley

"Agent Provocateur Snowden succeeds in driving new wedge between US & Russia to serve his British, French backers by blocking Syria deal"


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Israeli Drone Strike Kills 5 in Egypt, Officials Say http://nyti.ms/17cHs1e

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Israel is also the biggest supplier of drones in the world.....

I will bet that all these people who bash Obama for drones won't say a word about Israel.....even tho we own that too: since we support them.

Ok for Bibi...but impeach Obama.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

oh my......

ErikRush says the lies from Obama's "meaty, deceitful lips" prove he is a dictator like Hitler http://bit.ly/18RTNKF

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why, I thought those nice right-wing people were so genteel and civil.......I've been deceived!!!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Comments from my fellow Americans:

"With the Cruz meeting in the basement of a restaurant

last night with members of the house, I think the Canadian cuban is plotting the demise of the US political system and the world economy, I have never been a conspiracy believer, but at this moment I think it is a conspiracy to bring down the government.

Boehner is too weak to stop him."

"Yup, rumor has it the Cruz family was sent here by Fidel Castro to destroy our great Country in retaliation for the bay of pigs, and by there words and actions towards the USA I am starting to believe it!"

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They ARE called Red states............

money makes a man do anything..............especially Republicans.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I've often wondered why the TP never gets harassed by police, like OWS always does. The Palin/Cruz hi-jack was violent and destroyed property...and nothing.

Well, it's same in media, because it's RW owned. Speak up, and be ostrasized. Toe the line, and you can keep your job. Just ask Helen Thomas.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/19377-why-wo...


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"Editors of the Popular Science website last month announced they would no longer accept readers’ comments under new articles. Why? Because studies suggest Internet “trolls” don’t just spoil the chance for intellectual debate, they create doubt where there should be none.

“It wasn’t a decision we made lightly,” wrote Suzanne LaBarre, the magazine’s online content director. “As the news arm of a 141-year-old science and technology magazine, we are as committed to fostering lively, intellectual debate as we are to spreading the word of science far and wide. The problem is when trolls and spambots overwhelm the former, diminishing our ability to do the latter.”


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

There is no low to which they won't stoop

@greyparker

So... Those 3 couples Hannity had on to share their #ACA "horror stories?"

ALL three LIED - http://bit.ly/H1pmIE http://twitpic.com/dhvacy


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Anyone who doubts that Republican operatives can mess with implementation of ACA know nothing about computers, or Republicans.

Not to mention Obama's foreign enemies (y).

They have been at this for a long time, and this is a piece of cake.

Because once the benefits kick in---those R's will look like the miserly a-holes they are.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"You know that SIM cards contain a complete microcomputer, with a processor, RAM, EEPROM Storage and ROM with a built-in OS?"

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But a techie couldn't figure out how to glitch-up computers.....ahahahaha!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"ACA Obamacare website

Poorly written code like someone did it on purpose: GOP programmers"

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You never listen, but this is what's going on.

Seymour Hersch, Cheney's "stay-behinds", in every level of the gvt.

Or could be anyone really: hacking is SO déclassé

Didn't a gop op change Benghazi report? uhhuh


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

wow.....strange bedfellows:

@samsteinhp

I know, i know. it's well known. But still remarkable to be reminded that Ted Cruz was John Boehner's lawyer in 1998


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

@Astorix23

More gut punches to Fox News. New expose: employed sock puppets to spread misinfo on blogs. "Murdock's World" David Folkenflik


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

It's not only me..........

"So it does make me wonder if John Boehner goofed and let it slip that GOP moles are conducting DOS attacks. It's about their speed."

"Geez, that is worth looking in to. Wouldn't surprise me a bit. Actually I'd be surprised if some traitors were NOT doing it."

"I predict they ARE going to find out that Heritage or such has been secretly paying people to conduct DOS attacks on ACA site"

"Please investigate possibility of far right cyberterrorism against ACA."

"I absolutely believe Koch has paid techy smart ppl to sabotage-time will tell=TRUTH"


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Maybe you should get off America's back:

Drones are now the world's weapon of choice, U.N. expert says

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57609709/drone...

and

Israel Is World's Largest Drones Exporter http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/israel-wo...

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Why don't you Obama-haters ever mention that?

Inevitably, you who hate Obama also love Israel....so what's the deal???


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Or how about this:

"In his book, The Shadow Factory, and a 2012 Wired piece, Bamford details the NSA’s connections to "secretive contractors with questionable histories and little oversight" which were used "to do the actual bugging of the entire U.S. telecommunications network."

According to Bamford, who cites a former Verizon employee, Verint/Comverse Technology - a company with direct ties to the Israeli government and founded by former Israeli intelligence officers - "taps the communication lines at Verizon." Over at AT&T, "wiretapping rooms are powered by software and hardware from Narus, now owned by Boeing, a discovery made by AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein in 2004." As Bamford puts it:

"What is especially troubling is that both companies have had extensive ties to Israel, as well as links to that country’s intelligence service, a country with a long and aggressive history of spying on the US.

In short, much of the surveillance technology in use by the NSA originated in Israel, and was developed by Israeli companies with ties - direct subsidies, board memberships, etc. - to the Israeli government, and specifically its intelligence services."

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/28/331703/isr...

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If this doesn't bother you......please stop your hand-wringing over your own gvt, ok?


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

A song dedication to the newly outraged and oh-so-put-upon-due-to-losing Republicans :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Is it too much to ask that we wait until the ACA takes effect before you call it a failure?

Oh--and can Hannity stop with the fake stories about it?

I realize Fox reason for being is to lie and foment violence, but come on. Listen...it's obvious when you have graduates of the Glenn Beck school of acting on. It just is.

*sob* *sob* .....*anger**anger*.......*faux patriotism* *faux patriotism*

Why faux? Because it only exists when your kind are in power.

When you're not.....you want to tear the country DOWN.

THAT, my friends, is NOT patriotism. That is self aggrandizement, and delusions of grandeur.

imhaho


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"Tea Party silent on corporate welfare. I will never understand it"

It's crystal clear.They're all about personal wealth. Ayn rand


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

.... For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

yet again, someone says: "why are you so intent on Republican bashing?"

But I never hear "why so intent on Obama bashing".....

This site is plastered with Republicans!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Just to let you know...your Republicans are brow-beating the state dpt about not sending enough weapons to the rebels in Syria.

And they are still using the meme that Assad used gas.......

How much is Bibi and Qatar paying them?

And where is my country's interest?

Regime change in Syria..they want it so bad? Followed by Iran. Pox on them! Tired of paying for their quest at world domination.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

You gotta wonder about people who DON'T want kids on their parents plan until 26yrs, who DON'T want women to stop paying more for healthcare than men, who DON'T want to end pre-existing conditions being a reason to deny coverage, and who DON'T want the life-time cap on coverage ended.

I mean...you have to wonder about these people!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

‏Lol!

@AuntieMEK

Once in awhile you just to wonder what these idiots wives mothers sisters Aunts daughters think of what they r doing & saying


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Hubpages is full of atavistic sorcery.

Beware any who hide under religion.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Kenya came into existence 3 yrs after Obama was born. Any birth certificate floating around the internet claiming Kenya or Mombasa at time of BO's birth is a fake,

At then time, it was known as British East Africa.

Here is an EXCELLENT page that shows the Obama conspiracies since he came on the scene:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/chart-...

A must read if you want to see where the tea baggers heads are!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Questions I have:

"This seems really sloppy," Simo said. "Either the developers were incompetent and did not know how to do the basic things to protect user information, or the development was so fractured that the individuals building the system didn't understand how they fit into the bigger picture."

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/political/obamacare-w...

"A report by the Health and Human Services inspector general found that lax safety protocols at Quality Software Services, Inc. allowed its employees to attach unauthorized USB devices to Medicare systems that had access to Medicare patients' personal data"

so who is QSSI?

"QSSI was awarded contracts by the Bush Administration for work they did at HUD, HHS, and IRS. CGI was awarded contracts by the Bush Administration for work they did at EPA"

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/political/obamacare-w...

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So, if "Cyber attacks on Obamacare exchange websites are already underway"

...who do you suppose would have anything to gain by it? And if QSSI did such a fine job for Bush, why F up for Obama?

Questions I have, to counter the spin of Obama incompetence. Suppose it's more sabotage, like Snowden?

maybe QSSI owned by Carlyle Group too!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

@texyellowdogdem

It's sabotage. Nothing else. ---> Texas beefs up Obamacare sabotage efforts http://bit.ly/1b6vTwP


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ahaha!

Glenn Beck uses the Wizard of Oz analogy too!

Look at his new persona.....Beard, white hair, astro-glasses......

Geee, he has a diff take on it: who'd a thunk?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd...

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People pay money to watch this, and actually subscribe to this guy.....and they call me stupid!


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Wait til we find out what they did to sabotage the ACA website......

It's going to be huge.

But, like the Enron rip-off, and 9/11, Iraq, Haliburton, Blackwater......

They have all bases covered.

No one ever pays.

Higher-ups all part of that clique.

But it doesn't matter.

We know what you do, and who you are.

You'll face your own judgement.

Monsters of the New Millenium.

*same as the monsters of the old*


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Hmmm, so I see an anti-gvt type saying its ok for a company to force you to have vaccine.

much like the libertarians think its ok to force you to give birth.

interesting how the words "freedom" and "tyranny" are manipulated.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

.......waiting for the cons who are on hubpages now to accuse me of being a lazy no-good bum because I'm on hubpages now!!

eeeheeee, they are a hoot


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Well, I watched the lighting of the BIG Christmas Tree in NYC....saw the performances, saw the celebration......and thought:

My god, the war on Christmas is SOOOOO strong! It's over-taking all of America.......SNARK.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Prez Obama wins "lie of the year".

Darn that liberal media!


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

David Gregory, another one in the pocket of indurane cos, imo. GOD!

Where are any non presstitutes?


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Please read Robert Scheer article, "Bill Oreilly's war on Jesus"

Spot on.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I find it strange, all these protestors that want to remove their leaders...Egypt, Syria, Ukraine, and coming to America in May.

Almost as if the agitators were placed there.....arent they all the same?

And who ends up in power after the removal?

Friendly to Israel, perhaps?

Certainly it will be here, as they plan on having leaders of the House choose new prez and vp.

Read yesterday, an article that McCain should be tried for treason for working w al queda.......

But anyone knows al queda is cia/mossad.

Have to sit here and watch this--watch the good people demonized, and the demons exaulted.

---hate to tell you, but evil destroys itself...since it can never get enough, it dies of gluttony....buh byeee!


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Tom Delay was indicted for money laundering....taking corporate money and funneling it into political campaigns. His Gerry-mandering of districts gave the GOP control of House.

--For decades to come.

This is called the buying and selling of America.

Your presidential candidate for 2012 is being sued for racketeering.

The Robber Baronry is in shambles.

But no one talks about it. Why?

Robber Baron News.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"Obama and Clinton designated retired Admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen and Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who both served Republican and Democratic presidents with distinction, to investigate who was responsible for the Benghazi tragedy.

In a recent statement, Mullen and Pickering stated: "We had unfettered access to everyone and everything including all of the documentation we needed. Our marching orders were to get to the bottom of what happened, and that's what we did."

Are Issa and Chaffetz questioning the integrity of Mullen? Be careful, gentlemen. One of McCarthy's last acts before being brought down was attacking the integrity of the U.S. military."

--the Hill, 2007

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Let's place bets on whether Pickering or Mullen will be invited to testify at YET ANOTHER Ben.G.Hazi hearing.

I mean....it's the truth they're after, right? Bwahahahaha

Gee--didn't R's CUT SECURITY FUNDING right before Ben.G.Hazi? hmmmmmmm awferlly suspicious to me.

Didn't R Money use Ben.G.Hazi gleefully in the debates to try and make Prez of US look bad?

Wasn't Stevens an anti-Zionist? Aren't these R's all Zios?

Will any of this come to light in the TAX PAYER MONEY funded show-trial?

How about they call Ginnie Thomas? Then they can ask her about the tape found, where she and her group Groundswell are heard discussing their agenda to bring Obama down.......one of their instructions TO ISSA was to constantly harp on Ben.G.Hazi.

IRS

Birth.......hello Donald Trump

Wonder if this will come up in hearing? Bwahahahahaha

Burn in Hell atavists.......your reward awaits you.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

well, whaddoyouknow??

Ole lovemychris was right!

"Fox News Personalities Praise "The Power Of Talk Radio" For Dave Brat's Unseating Majority Leader Eric Cantor "

Starting w Russsshhhhhhhhh in 1991. Psy-op. And you bought it.

Bringing you globalcorp one nation at a time.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Wow--is this really necessary?

"You do not have a grasp of either current American politics nor American or world history. Why don't you write about something you might know a little about like, gardening or knitting?"

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Is anyone ever going to report this guy?

Krist--you can get banned for saying you have no credibility...c'mon people: where's the HP police?


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Speaker Boehner is filing complaint against Obama for using Executive Order to raise pay of Federal employees, and give equal rights to LGBT Federal employees.

John Boehner was in congress when Bush was prez......here is a list of Bush executive orders.....not a PEEPimpeachment talk back then.

Partisan Patriotism!

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/or...


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ooops, its a law-suit......He's considering sueing the president for using executive orders.

When does this blight on America end?

Here is list of all prez eo's....I'm sure you can see that Obama is WAY down on list.

http://my.firedoglake.com/letsgetitdone/2014/03/16...

Just be honest.....you want that N out of there.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I really would like an answer to this. Tho i know it will nevah happen in this current state of America.....but

"Senate Resolution 498 was authored by Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), with additional support by Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rand Paul (R-KY).

$429 million of American taxpayers’ money “will be transferred immediately to Israel” to further fund the Iron Dome missile system, which has recently come under scrutiny by prize winning Israeli defense and aerospace engineering expert Dr. Moti Shefer."

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Can you tell me why we cry about money when we do this? And then scream how it's not our responsibility to help S American kids.

And while we're at it: How come RW people call Obama a baby-killer, but support Netanyahu, who provides abortion for any woman needing it?

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is there any such thing as integrity left in this place?


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"There is a reason Israel refuses to negotiate a free and unified Palestinian state and it is simply because they know that every two years Republicans will use the “Americas ally” meme as a campaign tool against Democrats who are mortified of being accused of throwing Israel under the bus. This election cycle is no different and while Israel assaults innocent civilians in Gaza, Democrats, save President Obama and Secretary Kerry, are terrified of condemning Israel’s human rights violations, while Republicans openly support Netanyahu’s war against Palestinian civilians they call terrorists.

Israel really has nothing to lose waging war against innocent Palestinians and they know it, but their actions are jeopardizing American national security with every new image of innocent Palestinian civilians killed by bombs this country likely provided. If Republicans cared about America’s security as much as they do Israel’s, the least they could do was stop publicly supporting or praising the killing of innocent civilians as

“Israel defending itself.” However, this is an election year, and like Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Republicans know an easy path to victory is accusing Democrats of not supporting Israel’s assault on innocent civilians; even if it means putting America’s security at risk which is what Israel has done for America as recompense for supporting their war against Palestinian civilians."

H/T Juan Cole

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What do you call people who have more concern for another country than their own?

How about people who condemn Islam for killing Christians, but don't care that Israel does?

I don't know what to call it.....But delusion would certainly be the least....hmm, substitute ill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzEzIBHuUmU


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"I have no truck with bigots and scoundrels who see and hear racism from anyone who doesn't agree with them."

Same here! That's why I speak my mind no matter how many times I'm called a Jew-Hating anti-Semite.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"Personal attacks are not allowed on Hubpages"....

oh really? Unless they're aimed at me, I guess:

"your argument is a puff of bad air." (your opinion stinks)

"Read a little" (you are stupid)

"Since you avoid paying taxes yourself look in the mirror. "****(self-explanatory)

hello,where are the hp police? And look what was said about Obama:

"What we've come to is letting low information voters elect idiots like Obama as the chief executive officer of this nation when he can't run aa lemonade stand."

THIS she allows!

But not me saying Romney is a corporate criminal who hides his money.

This is the kind of freedom offered to you if you vote Republican. I hope you can see it's no freedom at all. It's repression and suffocating one sidedness.

can't breathe...get your claws off my neck!


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"And there I'd thought you had learned that thinking people require evidence before believing much of anything. You need to work on that."

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ahahahaha! All thinking people need is a fake video, a fake news-story, and a member of the gvt telling them it's so.

So, who controls media tells you what is true.


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Wow--all this Obama bashing....(when can we call it hate), an I'm laughing at the sheer genius of it all!

Over here you have this screaming, demented, demanding hoard of so-called gvt servants...(13 days worked in a year.....give me a break)

And over here you have a calm, cool collected president throwing down the gauntlet.

Funny--all this whining about political moves, blah blah blah

How come Boehner didn't let them vote on bi-partisan Senate bill. oh let me guess....Happy Hour

Well guess what: all these subversives who have tried with all their might to destroy a US president....Suing, for doing something THEY ASKED HIM TO DO!.......god.

Well, here's your chance big-mouths.

Do something about immigration yourselves...the world is watching what you clod-hoppers do.

Probly send Crus to the floor again.....this time, can he read Santa Claus is Coming to Town....pweeeese mr crus....pweeeese

ahahaha.....clowns


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lovemychris 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ohhhhhhhh

The #TeaParty: Where Christians who never read the Bible accuse Lib'rals of never readin' the Constitution. #TeaBomb #Teabola

Teabola......now that's funny!


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lovemychris 23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

North Korea's state news agency KCNA resorted to sickening racist language to lash out at Barack Obama this week, calling the U.S. president "reminiscent of a wicked black monkey."

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Is this acceptable to you American citisen.....

I remember when Chaves said he smelled the Devil after Bush was on stage....and I agreed w him!

So, it's pretty obvious to me, that some number of Americans would agree with this rotten statement, too.

Given their own treatment of this president.

......but they will never admit it.

Cowards die in the light of day.

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what can you say....UNVEILING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0brHGJ6xqbk


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lovemychris 23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Andrea Mitchell reports on Netanyahu visiting Kosher deli where people were killed.....not a word on the 3 infants who frose to death in Gasa.....

in all of America.....no one cares about dead Palestinians....even though those infant deaths lie at our door.

CIA-Mossad......job well done. Christ, Jahweh.....your people are lacking.


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lovemychris 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ooooop,more free speech that you all marched for in France....

"MP David Ward, a member of Clegg’s Liberal Democrat party, posted a short message on his Twitter account as some 50 visiting heads of state and top diplomats led the march through the streets of the French capital on Sunday.

“#Netanyahu in Paris march – what!!!! Makes me feel sick,” Ward wrote at the time.

Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub sent a letter to Clegg demanding that Ward be taken to task for his comment.’"

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I've figured it out.......

It's not what you say, it's who you say it about.


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lovemychris 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

My speech is not welcome on JThom question,so I'll say something here.

"Oh, a news channel is encouraging hatred and division? How many people has fox beheaded?"

A commentator called for "killing them all"

Ann Coulter said"Convert to Christianity or die"

Glenn Beck said of Obama and Pelosi, "the only way to stop them is a bullet through the head"

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Stochastic terrorism....

Character assassinating

Smear campaigns

Outright lies

It is subversion against a US president, and the call to war against Muslims.

All for Benjamin Netanyahu,who will be here in March to receive standing ovations and finalise America's approval for war on Iran.

In other words: Nightmare on Bush street,part 2


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lovemychris 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I feel a song coming on......"Ohhhhhhh, bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran"............


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lovemychris 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

"Something no ally of US would have done"--Senator Feinstein, on Netanyahu's speech. That's a strong statement from a supporter of Israel.

So--if he's not an ally......that would make him____

And his psycho-pants in my gvt would be......

Thank you--knew is ALL ALONG.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/08/feinstein-...


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lovemychris 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

NOW do you believe me????

Hope none of your parents are in a nursing home........get ready.

The Koch, Adelson Congress.

More war, More suffering, More corporate profits.


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lovemychris 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Oh OK......BibiGUNS says N Korea: Americans (on his payroll???)parrot it.

Listen: Israel HAS nuclear weapons....the Hydrogen Bomb.....they used white phosphorous on people.....

I don't care WHAT Netanyahu has to say!

I care about USA.


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lovemychris 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Common Core arose out of the dis-satisfaction with No Child Left Behind...and had its roots there.

The idea was to let the states decide the "common education core", rather than Fed gvt.

Surely, you must remember--Bush family member owned text-book publishing co in Texas,

where they replaced the philosophy of Jefferson with that of Calvin?

Funny-I'll bet RW'ers were all for it then.....

But now: it causes homosexuality and Muslimality!

And really--how dare we be lectured on tyranny from those who support the tyrannization of the world:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/...


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lovemychris 19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Oh Ok, I see....

I don't know about "Jade Helm" because I don't go to RW websites, or watch Fox, or listen to talk radio (all RW, all the time)

Funny tho, I remember reading stuff like that during Bushco on Rense....something about people being rounded up in the middle of the night.....and trains. "When the trains start running, watch out" or something like that.

never happened.....

And I remember Y2K--do you? Alex Jones. Russian missile will hit--"We see it in the sky!!" and our computers will all be set back and we will live in the Stone Age....oh, and buy his survival kits(derp)

Uh huh...never happened.

SO--Jade Helm is another hoax. And I know this because those who promote it do not believe Bushco and Israel did 9/11.

Same old RW same old.

Just like they started going after Obama all the time, and I'd be like "Obama???What about Bush?????"

RW: "What about Bush? He's a hero"

Natch. Jade Helm--another Hammer to nail Obama.

"What is interesting, of course, is that the US Army has, for the first time in decades, a strong command structure that respects the constitution and is comfortable with being at odds with Israel. The first time the military goes “America first,” they come under attack in a bizarre hoax easily traced to the Israel lobby and their “strange bedfellow” cardboard lothario “Jew hating” neo-Nazi friends.

Sometimes you can’t tell the players without both a scorecard and IQ above room temperature.

Will America’s lunatic fringe show up at the Backstrop County Courthouse for the pubic briefing on Jade Helm? Will Alex Jones and company, Hannity and the gang from the circus at “Bundy Ranch” show up with guns?

Bundy sniper. Is he providing cover for Hannity or Alex Jones? Point a weapon at the Army, you go home to mama in a bag.

Though they don’t admit it, the Army has to have considered that the militia groups being recruited by Jade Helm hoaxers, some with tons of mysterious cash, may well open fire on any American in uniform anywhere in the country."

--Gordon Duff

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Geee--sounds like ISIS!

The real enemy of America---well monied, well militiad, owning all means of communication Fascist, Neo-con Right Wing.--Zionistas.

The litmus test is 9/11.

Those screaming Jade Helm......do you believe 9/11 was an inside job?

No?

But you believe Jade Helm.

Interesting. How come???


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lovemychris 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Disgusting display of Bullying that typifies the Right Wing.

I MISS WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY!!!!!


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lovemychris 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Breitbart, on the day Ted Kennedy died:

"Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement"

THIS is whom they cite for "facts" about Ben.G.Hazi.

....I'd say they're in quite a pile themselves. And it's not so special...it's OLD and DECREPIT. Like a tomb.


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lovemychris 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Oh yes, once they get a taste of it.....they all want it: bad.

Have you seen Trump's TV add? Barf

"Savior Trump" * trumpets blare*

Carson has some geezer-hip-hop on his add.....AS IF he listens to rap music!!!

AS IF he can connect to the younger generation with his tired old views.

Now Sanders is thinking he might have to go after Hil.....

*sigh*..Who tells them they have to do these things? Whoever it is...sthu


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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

over and over and over again....

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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

over and over and over again....

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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Here is the insanity of it.....

Colorado Terrorist said being pro-life was his motive for shooting and killing three people.

Women dying in childbirth because they are forced to carry is another one.

The mere fact that a presidential candidate used an insidious lie against women to pander for votes--and she being a woman herself! means we are way down the rat hole.

Every single Muslim-terrorist basher in gvt and out had BETTER start bashing this Colorado terrorists, or I'm going to wonder what "life" and "terrorist" means to these people.


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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Keep scraping your shoe...eventually the poop comes off. Ted Cruz calls Dear a transgendered leftist. But he got it from this guy: Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit. My guess it it's circulating among all the right wingers.

Now I see the link to Obama. Since they say Michelle is a tranny--they'll find a way to link her to Dear. Just imagine: circulating wide and far....raging people up....tugging on that base Chakra, that Reptile part of the brain.....

"Obama hates America"

"Liberals hate America" "Take up arms!!!"

Meanwhile, me: "God-you Tea Baggers are demented"

"Don't call us Tea Baggers...How Dare You!"


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LoliHey 12 months ago

Actually, the Wicked Witch just wanted those shoes which had power, and she needed to kill Dorothy in order to possess them. The winged monkeys were only under her spell and their purpose was to capture the group to bring them to her. They weren't trained to do anything. And former glory? Dorothy just wanted to go home, and the others wanted something they never had. And anyway, some say that this story was supposed to be analogous of the Industrial Revolution. But nice try.


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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Nice try? You mean there is only one way to look at things?? let me guess....your way.

Derp


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wrenchBiscuit 12 months ago

I like it! I lived in Syracuse for many years. It is right down the road from Chittenango N.Y. where the author of "Oz", Frank L. Baum was born. It's a great story, as well as your interpretation.


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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Thanks wrench!

Here's something funny to do......there is an app called 'my talking tom'. It repeats your words in a hilarious way. My grandson and I like to sing the Cowardly Lion intro (if I were king of the forehhhhsssst) and play it back. It is funny as hell. LAUGH


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

How do you know a right winger is lying?

Their lips are moving.

At least on Hubpages......lies and deception.....in fact: By deception shall you wage war......Mossad.

Hi Hasbara!


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Could this chick name one state that wants to implement Sharia law? Any gvt official calling for it? I live in Mass....have never heard anyone wanting it. Why is this an issue? How about all the states that have made abortion impossible to get? That's anti-Constitutional.....how about we rag on about that?

And since that chick and her fellow Muslim-bashers seem to think only Muslims commit terror, did you see Ashley Banfield on CNN? Finally, someone being fair! "Jews have committed terror --should we ban them, too?"

https://youtu.be/dBYAAj0n-Nw

Oh but we don't ever ever go there.....we just fork over money, troops and weaponry. Your tax money at work, and you don't care on whit.

While you must cut money from fellow Americans.....there is a name for that!

Being "respectful", I wont mention it....but it starts with t end with tor middle letters rai.


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Excellent, and spot on!!

So You Want to Argue With a Gun Nut?

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/so-you-...

....as if they have a manual.......LOL


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Limbaugh Logic:

"Ted Cruz, born in Canada to a US mom, is therefore American.

Obama, born in US to a US mom, is therefore Kenyan."

--John Fugelsang

Hey Putin...

Did you know Trump is a Birther, but only when it comes to "those other people"

And once again...it was SC that decided "natural born" applied to mother.

So. We have SC deciding abortion a right, guns for private use a right, and natural born doesnt really mean natural born.

Ergo, since certain people accept all those decisions but one....

Dont make me laugh that its some kind of anti constitutional act when people dont accept yours.


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ummmm, unborn dont have lives, theyre not born yet. The one with the life is the woman, who is expected to give hers up...

For YOU.


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Lol at cons lecturing libs about being liberal.

Acting like you all are so fair and balanced, willing to see things from libs pov....

Acting like every word you speak isnt anti-liberal hate speech.

Today a lib was called a basic retard.

A con wrote a hub called Why Liberals Hate America...and in comments, one who lectures liberals said he would help liberals pack so they could all move to

Cuba!

Yet....they feel justified in scolding liberals for sticking to their guns and being liberal.

Fuggouttahere.....you stop being a brainwashed Con!


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Yoo Hoo.....Right Wingers......

Militia is staging protest in Oregon. Waiting for you to call them "THUGS"


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Knock knock. No, you dont get to do that. You dont get to gloss over the fact that Soros regrets supporting Obama. For years, you have called Obama Soros puppet. You were wrong. Wrong about that, wrong about Bush, wrong about what you think this country is.

Its not one big church/temple where all must follow your whims.

Founding dads wanted freedom from that, and so the f do the rest of us.

Youre wrong about Soros...which you spouted off as Truth. No one in right mind would believe anything else from you....well, maybe only right mind believes you. Discerning minds dont swallow that sludge.


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lovemychris 10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Arghhhhh

No amount of reason will EVER stop the stupid!

"We want gun regulations that will keep us safer from gun accidents and mass murders"

"You can't have my gun! You will pry my gun away from my cold dead hands!!"

Erm.....who said anything about taking your guns?

STUPID. and deadly Death Cult run amok. IMOPOPPO


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lovemychris 10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

American sailors released.....navigation problem.

Will Iranophobes say ooops?

Not in a million years.

They WANT war.


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lovemychris 10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Kathryn Hill, your pals darkone and Sg Pepper lonely heart are STILL harping on Obamas birth.....

Uhhhh, since what, 2007?

Any chance in this decade you will tell THEM to give it a rest?


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lovemychris 10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Has anyone mentioned the turd Obama who should face a firing squad, or Muslims, who are the scum of the earth, or American women, who love killing babies yet?

So glad the clique keeps things civil around here, eh?


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Steven King says a vote for Cruz is like a vote for an Imam.....will govern using HIS interpretation of Bible, rather than Constitution.

True, but these CONS don't care about constitution anyway! It's a political football for them....only use it when second amend comes up- otherwise, it's "just a dam piece of paper'

Women's rights...voting rights....both removed by them, even tho they are constitutionally covered rights.

4th amendment rights gone w Patriot Act, but its ok--he was hero keeping us safe and if you have nothing to hide, who cares.

Just take the masks off...all of you. All of you who say you don't have a party but always swing right. And all of you who say you care about the constitution but only when it suits your political or religious ideology.

WE SEE YOU ANYWAY!


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Lets see....they scoured Obamas childhood, his schools, his church, people he had coffee with....but they can't remember Trump red lining in NYC?

https://extremeliberal.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/do...

Can't remember this?

(1991)

“Laziness is a trait in blacks.”

Forgot Birtherism? Yeah--he's mentioning it w Cruz and Rubio, but only as threat should he not win the nomination....How come he's not making big issue out of it?

He's a Chrisitan who's been married 3 times, and has sons who trophy hunt gods creatures?

Sheeeeeeit, this media has given this guy a UUUUGE pass.

He's the media darling, and that should give you pause. What kind of outsider gets free air time daily?


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

OHHHH so Trump is in no hurry to release his tax returns?

Well goodness, he sure was after BO to release birth certificate when he was running for prez...

Double standard Trump?

Never thought I'd say this, but good lookin out, RMoney!


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Omg! Now the question "Is Obama a good President?" Has an answer hidden due to negative feedback. It's a pro Obama statement! You people vote out anything that is pro Obama or pro Hillary ! What kind of bs is that? Shut people up like a gd dictatorship! You people have no respect for the first amendment whatsoever. It's appalling!


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Oh my lord, how could she disagree with me? She must be crazy!

Read comments. See who is reasonable, and who not.

And might I add, I was told you couldn't swear here. I guess the F word has been declassified.

Oh i, know, I know. Only for the privileged few.

Smh, the elites get away with murder, no matter where you go.


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lovemychris 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Lol!


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Mel Carriere 8 months ago from San Diego California

I'm sure you already know that Wizard of Oz was intended as political allegory. L Frank Baum used symbolism to decry the abuses of big money in this country. 115 years later there is no change. If anything, we've forgotten the struggles of the working man against the power of corporations, and we are starting all over again. Great hub!


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lovemychris 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ty Mel. And it seems like we've been talking this same talk for so long. But then, we were pikers. Even we did not know the amoral utter filth we were dealing with. It's raw and wide open now. Take a good swig of reality, how's it taste? Like the formaldehyde they put in our diet soda, that's what.

I hope decency prevails. It's fighting an uphill battle.


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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

Where was I at when you wrote this hub? Trained Monkeys should be read and reread by all who want to live in a free America. Wonderful hub. Sharing...


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lovemychris 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Thank you ae!


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lovemychris 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Lol. Trump threatened to sue Cruz, too. Don't think it's not an ace up his sleeve.

First to do it tho, was Alan Greyson.


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lovemychris 7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Ok all you con theorists....lot of people like to say "presidents arent elected, theyre selected". I guess Trump is the elite pick then, huh? LOL!

Trump, the anti establishment secret establishment pick.


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lovemychris 6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

For crying out loud....did youze see Dumpy???

"Lie-errrr, Lie-errrr, LIE-ERRRR "

What is he, 2 yrs old?

President? This guy should be in time out from the sandbox!


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lovemychris 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I just heard on news that Republicans in senate passed a bill BARRING the closing of Guantanamo.

All this time, while their sycophants have been accusing Obama of breaking his promise, it is they who have stopped the closing. All along, it has been them.

Devious, Deceptive and Dumb. The Destroyers of anything good. In fact, the biggest bunch of bozos on the planet.

It's an embarrassment!


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lovemychris 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I'm taking bets on how long before Dumpy blames the latest attack on Hillary. Then all the Dumpy Dopes can chime in with their Alex Jones opinion. Or the Ditto Heads will tell us how all this is Hillarys fault. Even the stuff her hubby did is her fault.

If thats the case, what can you blame on someone whos married to an ex high priced escort???

Could say the word, but that would be so classless of me.

Oh ok, it rhymes with door.


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lovemychris 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

get your propaganda right. Trump tweeted a picture of Hillary w a star of David, implying she is a jew, to fire up his kkk base. now youze are calling her a jew hater.

can't have it both ways. youz'll make anything up to smear a woman. anti women women are the worst!


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lovemychris 4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Lol! Comment deleted because I spoke badly about guliani.....by someone who says Obama is the anti christ.

Let's see no free speech, no freedom to choose my own reproductive life. No speaking badly about right wingers, only allowed to demonize dems.

And this one calls herself an exile. More like an exiler.


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lovemychris 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Guliani....9/11. You need to stfu NOW


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lovemychris 2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

oh fer....hillarys doctor released 34 pg detailed account. she had bacterial infection.

trump goes on a tv doctor show and thats supposed to be enough.

the double standard is astounding.

trump is fat, has high cholesterol and takes baby aspirin for his heart.

but lets forget that and listen to tv doctor.

"im like a 30 yr old"

yah, ok.

third parties are taking votes from hillary, just like nader took votes from gore.

if this is a replay-- you will never hear the end if it from me. you will have to own fascist neocons, part deux.


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lovemychris 6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Yes, for 8 years, its been hillary questioning obamas birth: calling him a usurper, saying she sent an investigative team to kenya, offering a million bucks, said she'd show her tax returns if obama showed his bc.

.....TOLD you it was projection!!!


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lovemychris 6 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

leave it to a righty to make fun of sexual assault...make a joke out of it.

and if you want to bring up cathy obrien, dont forget the part where cheney and daddy bush drop acid, then hunt her and her daughter like animals, after which terrorizing, take them in and rape them.

a little girl. she was for daddy bush.

youd like to forget that part, wouldnt you?

lets also not forget the picture of putin lifting up a young boys shirt and kissing his stomache.

want to go there? trumps trial. oh i forget you dont believe those women.they get made fun of because they speak out on herr drumpf.

keep it up. the dirt on your side is waaaaaaaay longer.

try to keep it to issues. theres enough solid difference to leave the other sh* t alone.

unless you want to go there.


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lovemychris 10 days ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

trump took plenty off the public dole!! look it up!


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lovemychris 6 days ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

you people have no shame.

there is torture and brutality ongoing for 60 years in gaza, and none of you care.

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