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2016 – the year the United States elected a lunatic December 20, 2016 8:39 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Would you elect Howard Hughes to the presidency? Every Howard Hughes film today focuses on his mental illnesses.

History will record 2016 as the year the United States elected a mentally unstable man to the office of the presidency. If we still have our freedom of press years from now, we will see movies, documentaries, and history books depicting the mental illnesses of Donald Trump in the same way movies, documentaries, and books today depict Howard Hughes.

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Formula to create a fascist state April 4, 2016 6:46 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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It occurred to me last night that my entire adult life has been an experiment to convert America to a fascist state. How do you that?

  1. Change the economic system such that the bulk of the populace has to work two or more jobs to make ends meet. This takes away their time for family, self-improvement, self-satisfaction, self-education, personal satisfaction, personal growth, and health. If all the adults in the household are too busy to interact with their children, they cannot further their children’s education and their children grow up disconnected and lacking human empathy.
  2. Dumb down the public education system by placing an emphasis on testing instead of knowledge.
  3. Pit the common people against each other. This is easy since they have been dumbed down and lack empathy.
  4. Create more laws to reinforce 1, 2, and 3. This becomes easy since the public is not educated enough to understand what is happening and they have become divided upon their differences in race, religion, and philosophy.

This is the experiment we living in America.

useconomyovertime

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Do you remember? November 5, 2013 7:25 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Activism, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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What the Mars rover is doing during the government shutdown October 2, 2013 1:41 pm

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GW says Jeb should run in 2016 April 25, 2013 9:08 am

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In an interview aired Wednesday with ABC News, the former president says his brother would be, in his words, a "marvelous candidate."

[Source, The Huffington Post, George W. Bush: Jeb Bush Should ‘Run’ In 2016 (VIDEO)]

Hell no! The only bush I want to see in the White House better have tits.

Oh thank you Barbara! She doesn’t want Jeb to run.

"There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes," former first lady Barbara Bush told NBC’s "Today"

[Source, The Washington Post, Barbara Bush: Jeb shouldn’t run for president]

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The 2012 election is upon us and it’s craaaazzzzy November 6, 2012 7:09 am

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WARNING! Inappropriate joke here within. September 13, 2012 10:30 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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On the political scene, Sarah Palin posted on Facebook:

If [President Obama] doesn’t have a ‘big stick’ to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

[Source, Facebook and Huffington Post]

She does know he’s a black man doesn’t she?

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Depressing radio August 23, 2012 7:51 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Heard something thoroughly depressing this morning. A group that has accurately predicted the past 8 presidential elections has Romney winning the electoral vote. Frankly, I cannot imagine a worse outcome for the United States.

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Clinton’s Internet Bubble Caused the Recession July 25, 2012 10:19 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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When did the cause of the recession switch from the housing bubble to the Internet bubble?

Source: MediaMatters.org, Fox’s Dana Perino Can’t Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Bush Administration

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Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2012 11:17 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Holiday, Independence Day, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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American FlagToday is July 4th. In the United States, this day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence which declared America’s independence from Great Britain. Today is supposed to be a patriotic holiday celebrating our country. People will celebrate by taking to the lakes for boating and swimming, and having cookouts and family gatherings.

As I ponder the meaning of this day, my thoughts drift to SOPA, ACTA, and CISPA, to AT&T and Comcast, to our youth who seem to be the most fearful generation, to our politicians who seem to have forgotten their role is to represent the people, and to the corporations who have usurped power from the people. Each of these threaten our liberties as we know them. September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked this country. Terrorism is a violent means to bring about change. We said we would not allow the terrorist to change us but they won. I have not known independence like I grew up with since September 11, 2001. Now, instead of being confident in our individual independence and freedoms allotted to the people, I feel we struggle each day to maintain those certain unalienable Rights referenced in the Declaration of Independence. And although I am at political odds with the Tea Party and the GOP, as I re-read the Declaration of Independence, I wonder if our government has not lost its way.

when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism

[Source, Archives.gov, The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription]

This brings to mind the Bush tax cuts, the corporate hold on Congress, and the one percenters. As the middle class is beat down, more power falls into few hands and we move more toward a Despotic nation. I feel my voice falls on deaf ears when I communicate with my elected officials. Wwhen your voice is not heard, and votes in legislation fall contrary to what the resounding public appear to favor, how can one feel the words of the Declaration of Independence reflect today’s society?

Today is a patriotic day. It is a day to be celebrated. It should also be a day of reflection. Re-read (or read for the first time), the Declaration of Independence. It won’t take long to read. Read it and reflect upon your life and your government. (And if you don’t want to do that, here are some pictures of women in American flag swimsuits.)

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200+ page bill, 15 minutes to review, finally a politician speaks for his people May 31, 2012 6:49 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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This is what happens when you give someone a 200+ page legal document and 15 minutes to make a yes or no decision on that document. More of our representatives need to stand up like this. It would have been nice if the vacuous husks around him, aside for the one lady, had shown any sign that his message was being heard.

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Dick Cheney Gets Heart Transplant March 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Surprisingly, a black heart was on the donor’s list.

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And so it ends December 19, 2011 5:55 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States, War, World Politics
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Today is Bill of Rights Day December 15, 2011 10:58 am

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Today is Bill of Rights Day

Today is Bill of Rights Day. To Americans, the Bill of Rights are key amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that protect our individual rights.

[Source, Holiday Insights]

I find it without irony that the US Senate has passed a bill allowing the indefinite detention of US citizens and that the House of Representatives appears ready to pass the bill, and on this very day the House Judiciary Committee is ready to make a vote on SOPA which will dramatically alter the Internet and people’s rights on the Internet.

I like this quote:

It is a curious way to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

[Source, JONATHAN TURLEY, Happy Birthday, Bill [of Rights]: Obama Breaks Promise To Veto Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention of Americans]

See also:

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Arizona/Mexico Border Wars – 1979 December 9, 2011 10:13 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States, War
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"If you win, you can cross over; if we win, you throw pot over the fence."

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