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Trained Monkeys

Updated on November 20, 2015

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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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    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Angela merkel says her political party was hit by russian cyber attacks.

      She lying too?

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 3 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      LOL at people saying tRump will save them from corruption!!!!

      Thats his gd middle name!

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      People have lost the ability to think. I keep seeing talking heads....of course, already speaking on 2020.

      "Dont underestimate trump....you saw what he pulled off in this election."

      So, all the pre polls, all the exit polls were wrong. Really?

      So you never let it enter your mind that shenanigans were involved?

      You never question the obvious? You just accept this thing that does not add up?

      Trumps job approval rating in mi, wi and pa is in the low 20's....and its only been 7 months. People changed that quickly??

      THINK!

      ******

      "You cant handle the truth" is going to be tested.

      Meanwhile, i see the military industrial service privitization complex is moving along nicely.....

      And the trumps are making money off us hand over fist.

      *clap**clap**clap*

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So funny to see rightwingers complain about the media. Funny, i didnt hear any complaints when we had 600 days straight of hillarys emails. All we ever heard was how terrible she is, and how exciting trump and sanders.

      Get off it. You loved the media and comey when they were haranguing her. And you loved the 11 hours your people got to grill her.

      Now you want to cry cause poor dumpy is getting the treatment.

      Grow up. You dish it, now you can take it.

      Im waiting for the 11 hr grilling of trump. Wont happen. Know why?

      Cause your side is in charge. You only think our side deserves grilling. Your side is pure as the driven snow.

      Give me a break. You are partisan patriots, and thats no patriots at all!!!!!

      IMO

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      If tim ryan and harold ford are the future of dems, count me out!

      repub lite is not for me. We women will start our own dam party....bros

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      Wild Bill 3 months ago

      This is in reference to your answer of Ralph's question. The shooter of Gabby Gifford, Jared Lee Loughner was;

      Schizophrenic

      Described by his friends as a radical leftist

      A registered Independent

      Noted by friends as one who did not watch TV or listen to the radio

      A constituent of Giffords who did not like her specifically.

      He hated Bush

      He hated the government

      Non of this is comparable to the shooter yesterday. He did not have a personal beef with anyone at the baseball field. He just went to kill Republicans. This is a new low created by liberals. This fear is why most Trump voters kept quiet and the poll numbers were skewed.

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      Yes Dear 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh, ok. We are supposed to believe they fired comey cause of how he treated hillary? Crooked hillary? Cause you'd be in jail hillary? Lock her up hillary? When im elected, im hiring a special prosecutor to go after you hillary?

      Riiiiiiiiight. And ill be coming down the chimneys of all the good little boys and girls this christmas.

      Ho ho ho.....better change your ways rightys!!

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      Yes Dear 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      the funny part of covfefe is that he cant just admit he made a mistake! no. he has to pretend it actually means something, that only he and a few people--special people have the brains to understand.

      sheeesh. what an ego. just say typo. too much like a normal person, i guess. trump has to be special. doink

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      Yes Dear 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      duterte, putin, erdogan.....all men trump praises.

      that should tell you all you need to know.

      we dont want that here. they dont want it there, either.

      it wont be allowed. thank god for deep state.

      i still wonder how he even was allowed to take oath the oath of office. who he is is known.

      what in actual f is going on here?

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      imama obama?

      told you. its christian and white supremacy.

      hes black, so he must be muslim, huh?

      yah, and trump told you he was born in kenya. and so did melania.

      say, people who get paid by the state to stay home and care for sick parents.......that wont happen with acha.

      looks like theyll have to get a job. hope they can afford moms pills on minimum wage.

      poor seniors premiums going up 800%!

      pre existing conditions coming back.

      oh boy. altzheimers. unless youre very rich, suffer n die.

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      the whole 2016 electoon was hacked. mike farb and greg palast have proof

      .

      and its been going on a long time. america is not far right

      we are not anti abortion, anti gay, anti climate change, anti gun control, anti universal healthcare, anti poverty, anti education, and pro hellfire and brimstone damnation!!!!!

      knock it off. we have been stolen from since 1980.

      you brood of vipers are done.

      now gtfo of our america, or sit down and stfu once and for all.

      go find an island....its all that would fit w your ideology!!!

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      a woman may be going to jail for laughing at sessions. trump fcc is investigating steven colbert.

      and yet, trump inc says whatever it wants about anybody.

      i warned youze. well, it wont hurt youze.....but us anti trumpers will have our internet history searched, and we will pay for being anti trump.

      this is your idea of freedom:

      bowing and scraping to a con man and his gangsta friends

      lock down, usa.

      except for you of course. you get invited to trumpland.

      trump tv, trump clothes, trump food, trump everything.

      and you will love it, or else.

      united states of republicans.

    • lovemychris profile image
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      Yes Dear 4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumpites cant be so dense, can they? trump is kissing up to the death caucus in the house.....

      they are seeking to do away with insurance having to cover pre existing conditions, go back to setting a cap on care for terminally ill. theyve already taken away healthcare from women...pregnant ones at that!

      c'mon, be honest. republicans dont care care about people other than white rich ones. and dumpy is a typical republican.

      if theyr willing to let people suffer and die for lack of money, how in hades do they claim christ???

      oh, and speaking of christians, how do you feel about bibis wife being indicted for corruption?10 mil a day. your money

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      love how the talking heads so blithely repeat the lie that hillary lost the election because dissatisfied dems voted trumprussia.

      this election was stolen. russia/wiki/trumpgop/voter purges in swing states/doj 90 pages voting machine anamolies in swing states....

      a crime was committed against the people of the usa

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ha! think im kookoo? repub sen from miami frank artiles gets in argument, calls black men the n word and calls a woman the b word....geezus, im prescient!!!

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lol, right wingers have no ability for self-reflection.

      saying obama hates america is a prime example. cause they told me that, too. why?

      cause i didnt like the admn of gw, hw bush, or reagan and nixon before them. this garners you the label america-hater.

      but when republicans didnt like obama, they didnt call themselves america haters, did they? hated clinton, but never thought they hated america

      but suddenly in 08, not liking the prez was patriotic!!

      and when obama looked honestly at america and acknowledged wrongs, why he was an america hater.

      but did anyone hear trump on the stump?

      america is a disaster, the military is a disaster, we're the worst in the world at everything, all other countries are kicking our azz, etc etc.

      his inaugeral address?? it was so negative, i was like, what country is he talking about?

      and no republican called him an america hater.

      sorry charlie.cant be one way for youze,another for everyone else.

      and studies are showing that racism had more to do with trump voters than economic insecurity. just like sexism couldnt allow a woman to be commander in chief.

      no, ya had to have your old white man back, to make america great again..

      before that n and that c tried to think they were equal.

      pshaw. oh no. now n's wont vote, and c's will keep your legs closed or suffer whiteyman's consequences.

      and youll do whatever they say, or theyll put you down.

      this is why its not going g to work. its unsustainable in 2017. we are so far beyond this boring yawn, its not even funny.

      america will be great.....without you in charge.

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      can't really take the arrogance much more.

      you do know,if hillary won, the Republicas said they would any supreme court nominee...for 4 years!

      they also had more hearings planned for her.

      but now dems are supposed to accept trump. "play nice"

      well im sick of being nice to bullies. sick of being expected to be!

      YOU be nice for a change! then we'll talk.

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      colin kahl, nsa/terrorism:

      "lie, deflect, obfuscate. its all been on display from trump, gop and far right media this week.--and it's straight out of putin's 'active measures' playbook"

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      lolol!

      turning trumps collusion into an obama problem.

      people are sworn to protect and defend from enemies foreign and domestic.....

      if you see an enemy, you go after that sucka....whether hes dealing w russia, turkey or egypt (3 dictators...how charming)

      bannon said politics is war....whose side you on?

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      Yes Dear 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      donald trump, the propaganda president.

      otherwise, you stans would know all about his criminal behavior...well-documented. and you don't. nor do you acknowledge that it exists. nor do you care.

      in fact, you are so infused with propaganda, you dont even care that the men who were hauling a woman before judgement for using a private server, used private servers themselves!!

      as do plenty of high-positioned men.

      thank god i never cared for Facebook. i know they data-mine on twitter, and direct your feed....but you can block idiots.

      yup. i never bought right wing crap, and never will.

      data dupes! trump is robbing you blind, and you will gladly hand him over your bank account!!

      and our lovely country.

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      Yes Dear 6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      oh lord....so scott pruitt used private email. that makes him, gowdy, chaffetts, jeb bush, and all of trumps top staffers.....as well as all of gw bush top staffers.

      trump tweets and takes phone calls from his private phone.

      whats this about "security"???

      more like bullsh*t and misogyny!!!

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      Yes Dear 6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      quick quiz for benghazi bozos

      what is the name of navy seal who died in trumps botched raid?

      what is the name of football hero turned soldier killed by our own troops in afghanistan?

      if u dont know....u a partisan hack.

      imooooo

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      Yes Dear 7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumps have spent in one month close to what the obamas spent in a year....

      is anybody who complained about the former prez going to address this?

      i mean we heard PLENTY about it!! his golfing, her office staff, their vacations.....

      ...trump takes a golfing vaca every week!

      seriously, where are the complainers???

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      Yes Dear 7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      excuse me, but where is the palestinian representative????

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      Yes Dear 7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "someone needs to read forum rules"...

      says the one who called ap "special needs"

      god bless, from one sowing underhanded hate

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      Yes Dear 7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      mental gymnastics, by lovemychris

      whats good is bad

      whats bad is good

      its only bad

      if its from the hood

      its really good if it comes from me

      I'LL tell you how it has to be

      i'll tell you and you'll like it, see?

      whats good for me is good for me

      its my land now, so take a chill

      this is MY city on the hill

      mine and mine and mine alone

      at least that tyrant obama's gone!

      gymnastics. score: 10!!!!!

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      Yes Dear 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      a lot of rightys need the lecture today....im waiting for it to happen. otherwise, im going to have to assume that niceness and civility really isnt the goal...

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      Yes Dear 8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      haha

      ..want a banana?

      thank you so much!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA

      How I got here is I liked how you called out one of the Flying Monkeys in the forum. This hub was a wonderful explanation of what they are and their motivations.

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      Yes Dear 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      trumps in hot water....time to change the subject. roll out some more obama and hillary bashing. ignore what donald does.

      and, also...follow the bouncing ball...boing boing...boing

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      Yes Dear 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      oh thank you larry....i didnt know this hub was visible! and thank you for the kind words :-)

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      Larry Rankin 9 months ago from Oklahoma

      I just love your penchant for analogy. And I really like the way you think.

      I'm sure we'll find the occasional topic to disagree about, but I'm going to follow you.

      Take care.

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      Yes Dear 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      uh oh...the standard right wing insult...."you need medication"

      cant we all get along? trump says we need to unite. bwahahaha

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      Yes Dear 9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 10 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

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      Yes Dear 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

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      Yes Dear 13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 15 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 15 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 17 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Thank you ae!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 18 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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      Yes Dear 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Mel Carriere 18 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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      Yes Dear 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Lol!

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      Yes Dear 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 18 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      American sailors released.....navigation problem.

      Will Iranophobes say ooops?

      Not in a million years.

      They WANT war.

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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

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

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      Yes Dear 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 21 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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

      Derp

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      Lolita Monroe 21 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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      Yes Dear 21 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      over and over and over again....

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUoRmHEU8AA04tE.jpg

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      Yes Dear 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      over and over and over again....

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUoRmHEU8AA04tE.jpg

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      Yes Dear 22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Disgusting display of Bullying that typifies the Right Wing.

      I MISS WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY!!!!!

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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

      ******

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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"

      ****

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.’"

      *****

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

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

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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."

      *********

      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.

      *****

      what can you say....UNVEILING

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

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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

      ****

      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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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "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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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "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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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "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

      *****

      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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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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."

      *****

      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?

      ***

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

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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Yes Dear 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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...