User Profile: JRook


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  • [-8] April 20, 2015 at 12:35pm

    “and a Canadian bank that paid more than $1 million to former President Bill Clinton in speaking and consulting fees. The bank was a shareholder in the Keystone XL pipeline; however, it doesn’t seem like it could have had significant influence, as the pipeline has been held up by a long State Department review.” So of course in the instance of something we are in favor of the made up link between contributions to the foundations and state department policy isn’t true. This is exactly what is wrong with this country. Groups and organizations pay individuals like this to write propaganda books that infer something rather than actually prove it. Because to actually prove it the author would have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that the outcomes would have been different or better yet inconsistent with the other information or factors surrounding the outcome. Which of course he can’t and doesn’t do. If the Republicans and their conservative owners spent half as much time coming up with policies that actually benefit the PEOPLE, they wouldn’t need to engage in fascist propaganda. It is a well known adage that someone who spends the majority of time on the attack, is protecting themselves from the attention being focused on their political links and their own performance. We don’t need critics who are against everything and anything, we need leaders to do the people’s business. Not the people’s religion, not the people’s ideology, not the wealthy’s bidding.

  • [2] April 20, 2015 at 12:23pm

    And I would have thought the novelty of drinking for the sake of getting drunk would have worn off after junior high, but the level of alcoholism in the US across all demographic groups indicates that it hasn’t.

  • [-3] April 20, 2015 at 12:21pm

    And your observation and conclusion should be the same for all the stinking drunks that attend most St. Patrick Day parades in cities across this country. At the end of the day doing either in excess impares you and to identify one as being better or worse than the other is nonsensical. At the end of the day it is a matter of discipline in terms of you managing the substance as opposed to the substance managing you. And individuals who stop for the case of Bud on the way home Friday night are being managed by the substance. If you an individual who believes that crap about Alcohol being a safer recreational drug than pot you are someone who is as ignorant as fox news and Rush hopes you are. Because you believe what other ignorants tell you rather than reading, doing some research and using your brain.

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  • [-5] April 20, 2015 at 12:11pm

    “I wish I didn’t have to point out that you are doing something which is fundamentally worth very little, but when you stomp your feet and insist you should be handed what some of us worked decades to earn, that’s when it becomes time for, as the kids would say, real talk.” As is what you do matt, as it produces nothing, improves nothing and of course the world would not be altered one bit if you stopped doing it. If you want to partake in some “real talk” than admit that the minimum wage should at least be tied to the rate of inflation, so that the amount remains the same in real dollars. Or does your self proclaimed and non existent knowledge of economics not extend that far.

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  • [1] April 20, 2015 at 11:59am

    Perhaps this time he will focus on playing football instead of working on his “brand” by unnecessary symbolic gestures when he does something positive. To me his obvious limitations is identified when he speaks to the press. He appears to be of low intelligence and is not mentally quick, which shows itself by how many broken plays he lapses into when he can’t keep up with the speed of play. At the end of the day it is his performance that should determine his fate. But I yield to Elway in terms of knowing what a modern NFL quarterback needs in terms of skills, intelligence and mental quickness.

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  • April 20, 2015 at 11:50am

    If you really cared about how “your dime” was being spent then you would be concerned about the cost overruns on the new fighter jet… At $125 billion the figure is a factor of 100 times larger than the investments made in green energy that everyone here seems to blast as being wasteful. For some reason our fighter jets that are already light years beyond any other country on the planet needed to be upgraded. And you would be concerned about the tax credits given to oil companies which post the highest profits of any other companies on the planet. And of course you would look into what lobbyists are being paid by what companies and wealthy individuals to increase the amount of federal spending in their industries and specifically their companies. For example, it is lobbyists for the large food producers and food suppliers that lobby congress for increases in Food Stamps, not the poor. Because if congress or these large food producers and suppliers were concerned about the poor, instead of getting as much corporate welfare as possible, they would not charge 100% for food being bought with food stamps and it wouldn’t be part of the farm bill. It is corporate welfare because $50 billion of food that otherwise would go unsold or perhaps drive down the price of food due to over supply.

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  • April 20, 2015 at 11:35am

    “The Commies have CBS,NBC,MSNBC.CNN.M-TV,VHS,PBS,TV” If you want a good reason why fox news, which has been PROVEN to be factually accurate on 18% of the time, should be banned is responses like this from their average viewer. And by the way PROVEN is not debatable based on what your ideology, beliefs or feelings are. They are in FACT only factually accurate 18% of the time. Which means the the other 82% they are lying by telling you exactly what you want to hear.

  • [-23] April 20, 2015 at 11:17am

    Hi I’m Scott Walker and I tell you exactly what the Koch Bros. told me I can say and of course everything you want to hear. Ok Champ do you even know what the requirements are for “Free Markets”….as the number one criteria is Full Information. Now provide me one example of a market in the US where the large corporations, the wealthy and the lobbyists in concert with the politicians they own don’t control the information. Too bad Walker can’t actually govern as will be shown rather clearly when his abysmal performance with regard to the WI economy is highlighted. For example the structural debt problem he is seeking to run away from.

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  • [-5] April 17, 2015 at 4:34pm

    And yet another stupid and completely unnecessary story…..

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  • [-17] April 17, 2015 at 4:30pm

    “You ain’t no gangster because you want to carry a gun.” And you ain’t no patriot either. Less guns mean less deadly violence and that has been proven by any number of reputable studies done by neutral third parties that aren’t trying to skew the findings.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 4:27pm

    How’s about we just have every school privatize their cafeteria and let Mcdonalds, Burger King or some other industrial, fast food provider of dietary crap. I have no respect or patience for parents who don’t prepare a solid nutritious lunch for their child. Oh, but you love them right.

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  • [2] April 17, 2015 at 4:25pm

    “The cancellation of Wacky Wednesdays came with the implementation of the federal Smart Snacks In School standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture clarified last year that it hasn’t banned all bake sale goods from schools, but is allowing schools to ”set policies on fundraisers and bake sales” on its own.” No it clearly didn’t as clearly stated. It came from lawmakers, not doubt from both parties for those who think republicans don’t look to control people, who want to improve the food choices provided to kids at school. For example, one of the smartest things schools could do to address how FAT this country is getting is reinstate Phys. Ed. that has been reduced or eliminated due to irrational budget cuts and remove soda from the vending machines. My kids were raised to understand that fruit is a snack and that water was the beverage of choice, with fruit juice and low sugar tea and lemonade. Sugar sodas are nothing but pure crap in a bottle and are the number one cause of most diseases in the US. And for those who have gotten beyond the nutrition propaganda that has misdirected the public for decades. It is Sugar that is the enemy, not fats.

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  • [-8] April 17, 2015 at 4:17pm

    “Senate Republicans are seeking to ensure language prohibiting public funding for abortion is part of a human trafficking bill.” That’s BS as they have a majority and can put through both votes if they so choose. No Champ it is the republicans in congress who are and continue to be an embarrassment to themselves and to this country.

  • [-1] April 17, 2015 at 4:13pm

    Perhaps will help as much as the war movies that the government and DOD requested be made during WWII. Or were they something you’ll rationalize away as different.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 4:12pm

    So when the government and the military utilized hollywood to produce war movies during WWII to keep the public interested in, and positive about the war that was shenanigans? Or will you some how rationalize that as different, rather than admit it has nothing to do with the action and everything to do with the guy in the WH.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 4:10pm

    We live in a country where the Susan B. Anthony Society sued the state of Ohio claiming that a law which requires political ads regarding a candidate to be the truth was unconstitutional. Their argument was that there is no requirement for free speech to be the truth and in fact can be a lie. So every election season we are treated to LIES, LIES and more LIES from PACs and organizations like this and somehow you reference the state department accessing a communications and media company to help with their messaging as propaganda. Seriously, step into reality and view it without your ideology and belief filters that are no doubt well honed by fox news and/or Rush.

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  • [-4] April 17, 2015 at 4:04pm

    Anyone who spends time in front of the “dummy” tube watching anything other than CNN to get the latest news and ESPN Sports Center for highlights and an occasional Discovery or History Channel educational program needs to get a life. And frankly, you should be on a stepper or treadmill when you are watching those. My older children have all thanked their mother and I for limiting their viewing to programs that did not make them dumber.

  • [-6] April 17, 2015 at 3:55pm

    It is interesting to note that the modern evangelical movement began with Jesus Freaks of the late 1960′s who smoke joints during their bible studies.

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  • [-2] April 17, 2015 at 3:51pm

    If we had a really informed electorate they would vote based on rational criteria. Not perceived ideology, not on perceived religious beliefs and certainly not based on misinformation and propaganda from PACs and special interest groups. At this point the greatest threat to our democracy are the lobbyists and PACs who influence the electorate about anything the individuals pay them want them to. It is rather encouraging to see Graham call out Cruz for the wingnut he is.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 3:46pm

    Glad you identified it for what it is a TAX. So all the folks her who want to believe that only the upper middle class and wealthy pay taxes you are obviously wrong. And while the lower middle class and poor do not pay income taxes, they pay a higher percentage of their disposable income in taxes, when excise, sales and real estate (direct or indirect through rent) than the wealthy. And swapping out income taxes for higher excise and sales taxes and higher government fees (also taxes) is right from the republicans who are owned and work for the large corporations and the wealthy.

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