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Princeton Scientific Study: America is No Longer a Democracy; It’s Now an Oligarchy

A scientific study done at Princeton University indicates that the United States is no longer a Democracy. The country has now morphed into an Oligarchy. That means that the nation is no longer controlled by the people. It is now controlled by a handful of wealthy and powerful puppet masters. It also means that we are no longer in a race war; we are now in a class war. Thus, the poor and middle class, of EVERY race, are now the new niggas. So wake up, America, while you still have a chance of fighting back.
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DIAPERS FOR 15TH AMENDMENT PURPOSES

DO NOT THROW ASPERSIONS ON MY ASPARAGUS! [Read more]

During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough to deter would-be voters from going to the polls. But now residents in Florida’s most populous county will have another disincentive: they won’t be able to go to the bathroom.

Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department quietly implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities, according to disability rights lawyer Marc Dubin. Dubin said the policy change was in “direct response” to an inquiry to the Elections Department about whether they had assessed accessibility of polling place bathrooms to those with disabilities.
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RACHEL MADDOW AND WISCONSIN BILL KRAMER

Flag of Wisconsin

I watch Rachel every night. Maybe I hit five minutes, maybe I hit thirty minutes. It depends upon my mood or how interested I am in the subject matter or maybe I am enrapt in some drama on the tellie. Anyway, I get two other shots at her program after first air.

Tonight, I was enthralled.

The Majority Leader in the Wisconsin Senate, has been formally charged with heinous crimes against women.

There appears to be no allegations of murder or rape but this guy has been hitting women, grabbing women's nether parts, attacking women verbally, threatening women.... [Read more]

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Chris Christie:"You don't have a noose big enough for my fat neck..."

Paul Fishman, US Attorney for New Jersey and therefor man tasked with sorting out the sundry Christie-gate's that have entertained us since the Fort Lee lane closure kerfuffle, was seen shopping at Morty's Big and Tall, in the company of David Wildstein, former caporegime for the man whose mob nickname is "Big Chicken" (h/t Charlie Pierce)

 

Morty is reported to have provided Fishman with a selection of nooses in 3X, 4X, and a mammoth 5X sizes.

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Aid to Ukraine

Here is an email I got today.  Any comments?
 
 


Ukraine buys almost all its energy (natural gas) from Russia.
Revenues from natural gas are a primary source of Russia's income. [Read more]

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WILLIE MAYS AND THE ACA

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FUNNIEST LINE [Read more]

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Demographics Are Against the GOP, So They’ve Become Dangerous

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE


 

Demographics Are Against the GOP, So They’ve Become Dangerous

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About the Value and Excellence of Jazz

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

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Mother guilty of felony poverty-loses kids, goes to jail

Faced with the policy conundrum that is posed by the choice of directing public funds towards free childcare or prison for mom and institutionalization for kids, Arizona makes the predictable and catastrophic choice.

Most of you will have heard the devastatingly sad story of Shanesha Taylor, an unemployed and homeless single mother of two, who miraculously was granted an interview for that job that Bill Clinton decided was the answer to ending "welfare as we knew it."

She had no place to leave her toddler and infant for the 45 minute interview, so she took a desperate chance. [Read more]

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CONSENSUS

ANTHROPOLOGY

I recall in the late 1960's that Anthropology professors discussed the problem involved in 'aging' the primates in this NEW WORLD.

Well the 'consensus' was that 13,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens crept into our New World via the Siberian whatever....

The latest ice age gave a land cross from Siberia to the Americas (read Canada) and from that land cross, people from the East found a new home. [Read more]

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WHY I LOVE BEING BLACK

I absolutely LOVE being Black - and I'm not just saying that because it's expected of me. While I have the ultimate respect for the unique character of every race and ethnicity, if I'm reincarnated a thousand times, I want to come back Black each and every one of them.
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Being Black in America gives one an education and perspective on life that you can't get anywhere else. That's not widely recognized, because public attention is often focused on the most dysfunctional in the Black community. But contrary to popular belief, that might not be an altogether bad thing, because it allows the excellence within the Black community time to incubate, untainted by the public eye. That's what allowed Barack Obama to explode upon the world stage as a fully developed powerhouse, and there are hordes of others just like him who are currently incubating in Black cocoons in suburbs and inner cities all over America. [Read more]

Obamacare is a complex, unjust,expensive,error-prone system

according to both his two remaining supporters.

On March 22 Brad Delong carried a discussion between  Ezekiel Emmanuel (you know whose brother he is) and Harold Pollack. 

Due to general and specific incompetence I've been unable to provide a link but if someone could do me a favor and provide one below as a comment I'd promise to demonstrate my profound gratitude either by blogging every day or just going quietly away. Your choice

Updated with link to interview: http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2014/03/weekend-reading-harold-pollack-interviews-ezekiel-emmanuel.html

  

GOP Backs Casino Mogul's Nanny State

Republicans team up with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to meet a major threat to America and Americans in the 21st century. A problem that can no longer be ignored, delayed or kicked down the road. Not outdated infrastructure, or collapsing bridges. Not climate change. Not immigration reform or health care reform. Not skyrocketing student debt loads. Not a myriad of other issues you might think deserve attention.
 
Internet gambling. And internet poker too, which the GOP believes is wreaking havoc from coast to coast!! Believe it!!
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Open Thread Thursday?

I love MrSmith's Friday Afternoon Haikulodeons, so I'm suggesting open thread Thursdays for one-off comments that aren't quite big enough for blog posts. So, here's the open thread!

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The Black Woman

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

The Black Woman

I have to scratch my head when I hear young

Black men calling our sister’s bitches and whoes,

because Black women are our most precious asset. [Read more]

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THE GOSPEL TRUTH ABOUT ACA

LUKE 15; 11-32

THE PRODIGAL SON [Read more]

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An Open Letter to Richard, and Other Young Black People

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

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Why Hobby Lobby will probably win, and why it should.

Let's call this the Peyoteros revenge, or "unintended consequences bite", shall we.

 

Now, I am, of course, appalled (as would any right thinking person be) that the societal benefits of co-payment free birth control and insurance coverage for medical advice about the same) should be undercut by a law specifically intended to vindicate the influence of religion in the sphere of secular behaviour.

 

But let us be clear--the harm flows not from the unforeseen elaboration of the stated primacy of religious beliefs, but from the decision by the state to give religion special status in the first place.

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PSA: Stock up on coffee NOW!

An infographic from The Wall Street Journal showing select changes in commodity prices since the end of 2013 -- less than three months.

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Exploding the Myth: The Impact Of the Black Experience on This Black Man

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

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An Online Jazz Seminar

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

An Online Jazz Seminar
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Attention Tea Party and Black Radicals: Either Fight as Allies, or Fall as Fools

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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MH370 Goodfellow's Hypothesis

Not seen anyone with this on DAG. Veteran US pilot believes the plane experienced a catastrophic in flight fire/smoke and/or decompression, the pilots steered immediately for the closest runway in Malaysia, and no one survived to land the plane. It continued on as a 'ghost plane' to points unknown. Goodfellow frankly makes more sense than most other theories from what little facts we know 'for sure' about the flight.

Goodfellow's original post here.

A CNN advisor rebuttal here. [Read more]

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McCain: No reversal of Nikita Khrushchev shall stand!

With his unerring instinct for military engagement, John McCain has not let us down in the current situation.  John McCain, destroying military assets in two different centuries... [Read more]

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