Politicians Are Poody Heads

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Tea Party, Right Wing, Racist Crazy

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Does she look like a lunatic to you? That’s because she is.

Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King argued recently that Democratic lawmakers — and specifically members of the Congressional Black Caucus — should be put to death by hanging if they boycotted Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday speech to Congress

“Obama doesn’t have to run for reelection again, a lot of these guys do,” King said in a clip of her radio show that was published by Right Wing Watch on Monday. “Listen, I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.”

“Because what they are doing is they are putting their own interests above that of America,” she continued. “And to me, that is criminal. Criminal!”

King noted that “most of those members who are opting out of attending the speech are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.”

RawStory.

This is what many of the right-wing Tea Party types actually believe, but most of them do not state it so bluntly in public.

How is she different from the Ku Klux Klan or the John Birch Society?

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This is the end game every time a Conservative loses…

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Well, we can dream can’t we?

Rewarded

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What Color Is It?

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At Last, the Answer

The difference between men’s brains and women’s brains. :-D

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Ezekiel’s Wheel

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Being friends…

Okay, it’s a commercial.  But all these little film snippets actually represent real-life animal friends, and it makes me all smushy inside…

 

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Something else to think about…

Ubuntu

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The Great Recession and Suicide Rates

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Economic crises kill in more ways than one.

The Great Recession can be tied to a jump in suicides among middle-aged people in the U.S., a new article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals.

Suicide rates among Americans aged 40 to 64 have been climbing since 1999, far out-pacing other age groups, the researchers note. This included a drastic increase in suicides in 2007, at the outset of the financial nosedive.

The researchers evaluated data from the National Violent Death Reporting System database, which is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine the circumstances and motives for suicides in 16 states.

They found that suicides where external economic factors were present jumped from 32.9 percent in 2005 to 37.5 percent in 2010.

“The sharpest increase in external circumstances appears to be temporally related to the worst years of the Great Recession, consistent with other work showing a link between deteriorating economic conditions and suicide,” wrote authors Katherine Hempstead, director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Princeton and Julie Phillips, from the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers.

“Middle aged adults are more likely than others to be family breadwinners and supporting dependents,” noted the researchers.

In one of the study’s more grim observations, suicide by suffocation hiked 59.5 percent among middle-aged Americans between 2005 and 2010.

CommonDreams.

This is terribly sad, but not surprising.
And meanwhile, the predatory bankers, lenders, Wall Street moguls and such, are sitting pretty, as the income gap between the richest and the poorest in this country continues to climb.
:-(

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Sarah Palin at CPAC…

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Are those dollar bills the guys are holding in their sweaty little fists or Apple Cash?

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How nice of the GOP to make a donation…

Spineless

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RIP…

Leonard Nimoy died today at age 83.  I’m not sure how long that is in Spock years, but I’m pretty certain it’s a lot.

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All we need is one tiny re-write…

ByMe4Me

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Bibi’s Speech

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Net Neutrality and the Boy Detective

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