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Re: “The Arkansas Times introduces digital membership

If only money was the answer to the slow death of investigative reporting/journalism in general. Evidently 'most' Americans don't appreciate, much less value monetarily, the historical truth about a free press's (i'm soo tired of wondering about that stupid possessive s...shit) roll in a free country...thus the renewal of such things during the 60s and the horridly unnecessary Vietnam War.

So...we'll see how paying for our blogs/news pans out. Liberals, however, tend to be a little poorer than their right-wing counterparts so...again..we'll see. (Perhaps we can get a government program to fund our news...like it funs our Cadillacs/steaks/phones/blah blah.) I wish the Times all the best 'cause it is desperately needed and the same issues that birthed it are still present, if not worse.

It's time for the youngens to shape their/our world. Though my time-sucking 2-year-old grandson (it's true that he's the most handsome best child ever...except, of course, for my baby son...and I'm not the least bit partial :) has reminded me that fighting for a free world is important. (We also have a new baby sis who's due any day.) Never thought only son would have children, much less live down the road from greedy geen (grandson's name for grandma...he can call me anything he wants...unless momma disapproves!).

Posted by zelda on 07/29/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Boy to man: Mitt Romney in prep school

Sure, we've all done 'crazy' things in our youth; but bullying and cutting the hair of another can't be attributed to being one of those youthful indiscretions. It indicates a lot more about the character of someone than it does about being young. Being young means wearing the wrong clothes, having 'unacceptable' hair, making bad choices and generally being a smart-mouth know it all...but a 'normal' caring heart transcends all that silly stuff and never allows one to enjoy the pain/humiliation of another. And now that I'm well past youth, I know that the same folks who were mean bullies in school simply grew up to be adult bullies.

I wasn't a fan of Romney simply because of his politics; and I had no reason to think he was anything but a loving family man (though not allowing his wife's family to come to their wedding makes me wonder about both of em). This incident, if true, completely changes my opinion of him as some nice family man.

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Posted by zelda on 05/10/2012 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Pipelines over people

Dang it...that's what I need...comprehension skills...'cause I thought this:

'I find this focus on Griffin to be a bit myopic. It was the Obama administration, in particular Sec. of State Clinton who rushed to approve the pipeline in the first place... and the only thing close to a pretense of holding the D's back is election season (if that). Heck, they are already planning yet another pipeline across the North East. I've never heard so much as a rumor from any quarter of a contingency plan without pipelines... how clear can this be?'

...said that the Democrats, specifically Hillary/Obama, we're just as responsible for drilling in general and the XL Pipeline as the Republicans.

I also think graphs like this:

'You both do a perfect job of proving my points... with Dems like you the pipeline is a certainty. We will now pump a Saudi Arabia size field of toxic sludge across the nation, into the aquifers, into Gulf and ultimately what makes it that far, into our air.'

...say that we're just as responsible for environmental decimation as the 'drill, drill and drill again' and 'we hate ALL regulations' gangs; and that only you (and folks who think JUST like you) care about the destruction of our environment.

I, on the other hand, think that there are many other folks who care about our country, the environment just as much as me...even some from the other side of the political fence. We simply disagree on how best to achieve those goals.

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Posted by zelda on 05/08/2012 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Pipelines over people

Of course, eureka, blame the Democrats for everything...even the Party of 'Drill, drill and drill again.' It's clear, however, that you've crossed the reasonable line when you excuse the likes of Tim Griffin because it's really Obama and Hillary's fault. AT LEAST the Keystone folks are moving the line away from 'most of' Nebraska's Aquifer 'cause of the Democrats (Obama mostly)...certainly not because of the Republican who would throw out EVERY regulation/concern other than those of big oil.

Personally I would love for water/people to always trump oil/big business; but the reality is that people need jobs and Republicans have done a great job of selling their side of this issue. So taking an all-or-nothing stand does more to help the 'ALWAYS rape the environment' side than it does the side of environmentalists.

If I bought your 'they're all bad, so no one side is bad' way of thinking, I'd turn off my computer/TV, read like Palin, and quit voting.

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Posted by zelda on 05/08/2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Republican priorities: Guns, not butter

"Zelda, Bush didn't take office because of your or any Green vote."

BZZZ...you're wrong. If we'd voted for Gore the SC wouldn't have gotten the chance to pick their guy. Aside from realizing that at the Presidential level voting for my first choice (KUCINICH) simply gave my vote to the Republicans, I realized that every vote does count. That election had more than one lessen. Now up until it comes down to voting for a Democrat or a Republican, I will vote my heart. But once that choice is between the two...2000, NEVER AGAIN.

"So why would you prop up a criminal party who is only weak when it comes down to taking on bullies like that... and not expect things to get much worse... having watched them this long?"

Sigh...you, once again, have not explained how not voting for Obama will achieve one of those wondrous things you desire. If it was that simple and if the alternative wasn't so much worse (AND THEY ARE), I would've quit supporting Sen. Obama when he voted to give retroactive immunity to AT&T for their warrantless wiretapping of everyone.

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Posted by zelda on 05/08/2012 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Republican priorities: Guns, not butter

"I suggest specifics in nearly every comment, outlier... you simply ignore and belittle them."

Unless you agree with eureka, outlier, you're simply slipping into ignorant zelda-land. But I've been here since 2000 and it's...better than Bush-Land.

"...Prosecute banksters. Break them up. Stop bailing them out. Government should stop utilizing private banking... there is simply no need for it.... it's a massive looting of the peoples treasure.
Prosecute war criminals.
Make 99 percent of what goes for government secrecy tantamount to treason.
Stop pretending we don't have money... the banksters just got more than a hundred trillion.. take it back and spend it almost ANY other way.
End needless wars... and reduce defense budgets 80 plus percent..."

I wholeheartedly agree with your suggestions, eureka! But I don't see how not voting for Obama will bring about any of the above. And I do see how electing another Bush Republican (they're all Bush Republicans) will make things worse.

I also wholeheartedly bought the 'They're all corrupt, bad so...vote for Nader' in 2000. And look what that got us. 2000: Never again!

If McCain and Palin had won 'Don't ask, don't tell' would either still be the rule or an all-out ban would've been reinstated. One of the many, many things corrupt Obama has done.

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Posted by zelda on 05/07/2012 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Surprise! Birth control pills prevent pregnancy

Norma...amazing zelda says, of course, you're right. Republicans are proof that the same dumber than dirt Americans who gave us Dubya, Gingrich and Santorum are still voting. After all the excesses, lies and disasters of Dubya's Presidency, Ryan et al still have the chutzpah to threaten national security disasters every time they want to push something extreme...and scaredy pants Americans crumble just about every time they're threatened with the big bad bogey man.

Ryan's bs is just another version of Norquist's 'Starve the beast' crap.

(I can't hardly watch Ryan in most of his TV appearances 'cause every Republican male on the set is so besotted they...have to stay seated.)

Posted by zelda on 05/04/2012 at 2:31 PM

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