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  1. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Confederate Flag.... Hate or Heritage?   

    glad to know the social divide between African Americans and the flag of their oppressors hanging above the government supposed to represent them didn't push us apart at all
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  2. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Confederate Flag.... Hate or Heritage?   

     
    this happened during the debate about the flag. Appears that racists and gay bashers have at least one fervent supporter in South Carolina.
    I was kind of thinking they should keep it in a case when you walk into the SC State House, so everyone can be reminded, everyday, that they lost the war they started for terrible reasons to an army run by the government they still think can't do anything right. Guys like the one above are the kind of guys that start wars over stupidity. If they have some balls at least, this guy I'm not so sure.
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  3. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic You Know It! I know It Trump Is   

    you need to cut back on the smokin with willy
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  4. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shelby church to fly Christian flag over American flag   

    Whats going to happen when the mosque next door decides its flag needs to be above the American flag?
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  5. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic FREE HEALTH CARE!!   

    http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/will_we_allow_for_a_private_health_insurance_monopoly_single_payer_20150706
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  6. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic FREE HEALTH CARE!!   

    Millions of people have health insurance that did not before.
    Health insurance companies can no longer sell useless junk policies.
    Preexisting conditions coverage changes
    Kids can stay on your insurance until they are old enough to get their own
    Wellness is part of health care to a much greater extent
    Prices are not going up as rapidly as they did
    and so on
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  7. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    You make it sound like a bad thing which is kind of weird.
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  8. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic FREE HEALTH CARE!!   

    This is what they are seeking not what they will get, and we get these threads every year.
    Yes folks rates are going to go up. They are just not going to go up as much. This has always been the goal, to reduce the insane amounts insurance companies were charging making insurance unaffordable, and why people have to start threads that say "free health care" to scare us.
    People are going to keep trying to find something to hang their hat on after failing in every respect to defeat this law which has proven itself to be successful. It's open to be altered to fix and fixable weaknesses in it, but for that to happen one side just cant hold it's breath and turn blue trying to get rid of it. So are the people here going to elect Republicans set to help make it better or just people to do things like complain, vote to get rid of it, and make threads like this?
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  9. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    It's a failure of our open press that in 2015 people still think that Reagan was some kind of saint spreading freedom everywhere. He supported American corporate interests in Nicaragua which was kind of his job. Unfortunately he supported them to the detriment of the Nicaraguan people, who stood up for themselves even if it meant electing a government not friendly to us and not a lot better than the one that proceeded it. In can you haven't noticed, folks in South and Central America have gotten kind of sick of our total hegemony over the years, and it's an easy outside force to go after.
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  10. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials   

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/04/scott-walker-open-records-retreat_n_7727528.html
     
    The Liberal (and conservative) press wins the day
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  11. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    That's socialism! What really works is 2 year long election cycles with as short a period for people to vote as possible!
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  12. cookinwithgas added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials
    http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republicans-vote-to-dramatically-scale-back-oversight-of-lawmakers-other/article_8901f2df-1ec2-5e74-b6ea-4a1f006aacf5.html#ixzz3epqpS19T
     
    Despite voting for the motion, Republican members of the panel all professed not to know who proposed the public-records changes. Joint Finance Committee co-chairman Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, refused to answer a State Journal reporter when asked which lawmakers requested them.
    Speaking after the measure passed the committee, its other co-chairperson, Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, distanced herself from the measure she and Nygren allowed to come forward.
    “It wasn’t my motion, and it’s here as part of a package that came from other members,” Darling said. When asked who those members were, Darling said only that the request had come from multiple sources, then walked away.
    Democrats on the panel railed against the changes.
    “Deals will be done in secret,” said Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton. “Corruption will happen. And nobody’s going to know about it.”
    Critics said the change would make it impossible for voters to know whether special interests are writing legislation.
    “It’s in the cloak of darkness that you want more darkness,” said Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison.
    Budget committee member Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, said he didn’t seek the changes and isn’t sure who did. “I honestly don’t need (the changes) for my purposes,” he said. “We have nothing to hide.”
    Olsen said lawmakers have previously raised concerns about whether communication between lawmakers and constituents should be public.
    But GOP Rep. Dean Knudson of Hudson said the changes clarify what is a record for lawmakers and would “make it easier for us all to stay on the right side (of the laws).”
    Gov. Scott Walker’s spokeswoman, Laurel Patrick, wouldn’t say whether the governor would support or veto the measure.
    The so-called “999 motion” included numerous items that the leaders of the budget committee proposed to add to the budget with limited public scrutiny. Unlike most budget proposals, the motion is written in a way that prevents the public from knowing which lawmaker suggested which changes.


    Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/republicans-vote-to-dramatically-scale-back-oversight-of-lawmakers-other/article_8901f2df-1ec2-5e74-b6ea-4a1f006aacf5.html#ixzz3f1lp3COz
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  13. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Shocker: Socialist Sanders supported Communist dictators   

    TN05 is rapidly devolving into a G5 here.
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  14. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic You Know It! I know It Trump Is   

  15. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Common sense and freedom win again   

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PLUwNUg4rTA
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