Apr 162015
 

Here are the results of our “Bye Bye Leg Hound” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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I voted mostly good.  My first ever introduction to Care2, many years ago,  was putting up a petition on their petition site for the Democratic Party to dump the Nevada Leg Hound from the post of Majority Leader, because he has a tendency to hump a few Republican Legs, begging for votes, whine, roll over, and play dead.  I created this graphic for it.

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The good side is that Democrats have an opportunity to chose a MAJORITY (hopefully) Leader that will stand firm against Republican sedition, all the time, not just occasionally, and NOT Chuck Schumer (DINO-NY)!!

The bad side is that Sheldon Adelson will have a good chance to buy the seat for a Republican.

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Apr 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Capital Punishment” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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With few exceptions our readers are united in opposition to sponsored murder.

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Mar 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Netanyahu Rejection” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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“Do Not Attend” was the clear winner.  I voted “walk out”, because Republicans will spin Democrats who do not attend as not caring about Israel and/or National Security enough to show up.  Walking out clearly delineates the move as a protest.

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Feb 182015
 

Here are the results of our “Satisfaction with Legislators” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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There is no right answer here, because we all have different legislators.  I voted mostly satisfied.  I’m thrilled with Jeff Merkley quite happy with Earl Blumenauer. The only reason I’m not completely satisfied is that on Rare occasion, Ron Wyden tries to reach across the aisle and gives up too much.  Republicans then present his concessions as his position, even though they never actually make the deal.  He has suckered for that ploy, and they have used him for propaganda, about half a dozen times over the last few years.

I am more satisfied than most, I see.

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Feb 172015
 

I’m feeling very tired.  I slept poorly last night due to muscle aches from yesterdays walking.  Now I’m waiting for Store to Door to call for my grocery order and for my O2 order to be delivered.  That could keep me awake all day.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:08 (average 5:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

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From Daily Kos: As reported in this diary, San Diego Fox News 5 used a picture of President Obama with the caption reading NO CHARGES while head anchorwoman Kathleen Bade  was discussing a rape suspect.

Although it was up there the entire time during her lead-in,  assignment editor Mike Wille said it was just a mistake. Since they knew it was a mistake, (and left it up there the whole time), why didn’t they at least offer a correction or apologize? 

Good question:

Asked why there was no on-air acknowledgment or apology for the error, Wille said: “They really don’t do that when it’s a small thing like that.”

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Small thing? Look at the picture. You decide.

From Upworthy: Kids go to school to learn. So why are so many of them, as early as kindergarten, leaving in handcuffs?

 

You won’t find such intolerance in upscale all white schools.

From Washington Post: We are now just days away from a potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, and according to a new CNN/Opinion Research poll, Republicans would earn the majority of the blame for it:

The survey finds 53% of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress if the department must shut down, while 30% would blame President Barack Obama. Another 13% say both deserve the blame.

That means that 47% are wrong!

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Feb 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Chamber Leader” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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I voted for Agent Orange, because he is a more frequent victim od TEAbuggery than Bought Bitch Mitch.

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Jan 302015
 

It’s day 86.  I was up most of the night working on my network and will be doing the same today, so I’m feeling totally pooped and this is today’s only article.

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From Daily Kos: Former Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson has been a key part of the legal challenge to subsidies under Obamacare, and figures prominently in the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court. The Democrat had been a key holdout in the Senate during debate, and was insistent that states be given as much autonomy as possible under the federal law. That included separate state health insurance exchanges. The House Democrats’ bill had one exchange, and it was largely Nelson’s holding out that forced the state exchanges in the Senate bill and the eventual law. The King plaintiffs are using Nelson’s position to support their theory that Congress intended to withhold subsidies from the states unless they established their own exchanges, in an attempt to force states to do it.

They just lost the Ben Nelson argument.

Nelson, who announced his retirement in 2011, speaks for himself in a brief filed by Democratic congressional leaders and others.

"I always believed that tax credits should be available in all 50 states regardless of who built the exchange, and the final law also reflects that belief as well," Nelson wrote in a letter to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) who sought Nelson’s view. […]

Nelson said he wanted only for the exchanges to be tailored to the needs of each state.

"In either scenario—a state or federal exchange—our purpose was clear: to provide states the tools necessary to deliver affordable healthcare to their citizens, and clearly the subsidies are a critical component of that effort regardless of which exchange type a state chooses," Nelson responded.

If SCROTUS (Republican Constitutional VD) decide against the ACA now they will broadcast that they are legislating from the bench. Is is also the first time I have ever been thankful for something said by "Benedict Arnold" Nelson.  He may have just saved our bacon.

From MoveOn: Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world’s largest corporations.

It’s so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it’s been likened to “NAFTA on steroids.”

 

I have to admit that I’ve been ambivalent about this, because there is so much we do nor know, but I trust the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, as much as I distrust the Reich on the Right, the Republican Reich.

From NY Times: An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.

In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll also found that two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to vote for political candidates who campaign on fighting climate change. They are less likely to vote for candidates who question or deny the science of human-caused global warming.

Click through for more info. What the American people think and what Republican politicians do are mutually exclusive universes.

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