SparkPeople Proud Blue Liberals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=326 Just a friendly little group from the other side of the political tracks. No mudslinging or nastiness. All are welcome. SparkPeople Proud Blue Liberals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=326 FLA. GOV. DEBATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x59470330 Tonight, 2 candidates who are running for GOVERNOR in FL., Rick Scott & Charlie Crist , were set to DEBATE at 7 PM. <BR> There were a few RULES, including.....NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES. <BR> Charlie Crist had a "FAN" in his podium. RICK SCOTT REFUSED TO COME ON STAGE BC OF IT! When the debate started, NEITHER candidate was at their podium. <BR> Charlie Crist DID walk on stage & begin talking. SEVERAL minutes later, Rick Scott finally appeared! I guess he CALMED DOWN from his "FAN TANTRUM"! <... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:27:53 EST Stupid is as stupid does, sir http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x59277285 <link>www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sarah<BR>-palin-wants-bring-truth-1400-pennsylv<BR>ania-avenue </link> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EST Rick Perry's felony indictment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58891400 Is anyone else laughing as hard as I am? Couldn't happen to a nicer sleazebag. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:22 EST Add to the boycott list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58427502 <link>higherperspective.com/2014/07/nestle<BR>-ceo-water-human-right-privatized.html<BR>?utm_source=MAM </link> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:36:36 EST Scalia's reading of the Constitution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58422820 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/sc<BR>alia-women-discrimination-constitution<BR>_n_803813.html </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:27:05 EST The top five conservative hypocrisies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58421199 <link>www.forwardprogressives.com/my-5-fav<BR>orite-conservative-hypocrisies-and-con<BR>tradictions/ </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:46:05 EST Give them hell, Your Honor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58391067 <link>www.makers.com/blog/five-times-justi<BR>ce-ruth-bader-ginsburg-has-ruled-more-<BR>court?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl5%7<BR>Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D495817 </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:41:07 EST A summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x58291599 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:01:57 EST Take it or leave it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x58142515 Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:46:08 EST The Problem of Fake Christians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58074261 Great article. <BR> <BR> <link>www.politicususa.com/2014/06/01/prob<BR>lem-fake-christians.html </link> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:13:51 EST She sure knows how to pick 'em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x58060507 <link>www.aol.com/article/2014/05/30/palin<BR>-backs-mcdaniel-as-he-seeks-to-unseat-<BR>cochran/20901460/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cm<BR>ain5%7Cdl19%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D482467 </link> Sat, 31 May 2014 12:21:05 EST ‘Incarceration if you’re poor, payment if you’re.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57972709 ‘Incarceration if you’re poor, payment if you’re rich’: Reports warn of debtors’ prisons -- <BR> <BR> <BR> An NPR investigation into how judges assess fees and fines to defendants has revealed that many who enter the courtroom essentially end up in “debtor’s prisons.” <BR> <BR> Strictly speaking, the Supreme Court outlawed debtor’s prisons with the 1983 Bearden v. Georgia decision, which held that a judge can only impose a jail sentence for failure to pay if he or she believes the defendan... Fri, 23 May 2014 11:33:52 EST They threw a Tea Party and nobody came http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57904829 <link>firebrandprogressives.org/35-top-exc<BR>uses-happened-29999000-people-didnt-sh<BR>ow-operation-american-spring/ </link> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:30:48 EST So now he's a scientist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57841436 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/11/ru<BR>bio-climate-change_n_5305082.html </link> Mon, 12 May 2014 00:02:31 EST "The greatest country on Earth" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57825362 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/08/fo<BR>od-insecurity_n_5250592.html?139955895<BR>8&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl26%7C<BR>sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D474708 </link> Sat, 10 May 2014 10:52:43 EST Obama skewers Bundy, Boehner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57753476 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/03/ob<BR>ama-cliven-bundy_n_5261270.html?utm_hp<BR>_ref=politics&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5<BR>%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D472171 </link> Sun, 4 May 2014 13:36:22 EST Are we really surprised? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57631387 <link>news.yahoo.com/list-cliven-bundys-su<BR>pporters-now-know-hes-pro-133625625.html </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:21:05 EST I love seeing bigots get theirs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57574305 <link>www.salon.com/2014/04/16/%E2%80%9Cyo<BR>u%E2%80%99re_leaving_are_you_effing_ki<BR>dding%E2%80%9D_an_anti_gay_bigot_gets_<BR>humiliated/ </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:14:33 EST I'd expect this in Mississippi... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57564644 ...but New Jersey? <BR> <BR> <link>www.aol.com/article/2014/04/18/Shann<BR>on-Morgan-new-jersey-woman-sues-over-8<BR>theist-license-plate/20871902/?icid=ma<BR>ing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk3%26<BR>pLid%3D466554 </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:55:03 EST Doesn't Buffalo have enough problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57529021 <link>tracking.si.com/2014/04/15/donald-tr<BR>ump-buy-buffalo-bills/?xid=aol_home&ic<BR>id=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl16%7Csec1_l<BR>nk3%26pLid%3D465095 </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:41:20 EST Guess who's back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57528931 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/15/ph<BR>yllis-schlafly-equal-pay_n_5154150.html </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:26:25 EST The DEA strikes again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57511959 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/12/de<BR>a-marijuana-garden-store_n_5128771.html </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:04:19 EST Demo County Convention -- hopes always high http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57491953 Went to my county convention today. Because I live in a very red state, it is a rare thing for a Democrat to win. <BR> <BR> That can be a bit discouraging, because we have so many good Democratic candidates. <BR> <BR> Oh well, we will keep plugging away. Thanks to Howard Dean, we have a lot more organization that we used to have. President Obama's efforts to continue building state and local Democratic organizations has helped. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'll probably get called to another state ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:10:13 EST What part of "you lose" don't they get? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57283182 <link>news.yahoo.com/frc-natural-marriage-<BR>fight-094500415--politics.html </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:40:16 EST Have you seen the Obamacare sticker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57247188 Have you see the Obamacare sticker they're offering if you like Obamacare on Facebook? <BR> <BR> I think it's quite clever. Here's the link: <link>www.barackobama.com/free-obamacare-s<BR>ticker/ </link> <BR> <BR> Meahwhile, I've been thinking of who else to talk with about Obamacare, to make sure they got covered. Have you? I've talked with my neighbors, the woman who helps me, and relatives. Most of them already are covered, but I have found a few who didn't think it would work for ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:19:45 EST Sit down and pour yourself a drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57226558 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/22/ru<BR>sh-limbaugh-childrens-book_n_5008716.html </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:42:23 EST Be careful what you ask for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57220679 Too funny! <BR> <BR> <link>www.irishcentral.com/opinion/cahirod<BR>oherty/Donohue-applies-to-march-in-Gay<BR>-Pride-parade-is-accepted-then-withdraws.html </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:00:05 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x57220210 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:13:28 EST Try to not cry when you read this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57151670 I know how you all feel about him... <BR> <BR> <link>www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/201<BR>4/0316/Fred-Phelps-founder-of-rabid-We<BR>stboro-Baptist-Church-said-near-death </link> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:33:44 EST Why didn't I think of this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x57061589 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/aa<BR>sif-mandvi-third-world-healthcare_n_49<BR>19304.html </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:12:01 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x57050400 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:53:32 EST I hope he gets every penny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56872702 <link>autos.aol.com/article/new-york-polic<BR>e-accident-arrest-victim/?icid=maing-g<BR>rid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl21%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid<BR>%3D446296 </link> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:57:13 EST Preaching to the choir here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56827508 AND he's a Texan! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/da<BR>le-hansen-michael-sam-gay-nfl-video_n_<BR>4775165.html </link> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:44:18 EST Sexual assault in the military http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56733112 No one should be allowed to use the uniform of our services as a shield to escape justice. Those who serve our country deserve to be protected from sexual assault, and those who disgrace the uniform need to be punished. <BR> <BR> <link>www.change.org/petitions/justice-for<BR>-military-sexual-trauma-victims-pass-t<BR>he-military-justice-improvement-act-s-<BR>967-mjia?recruiter=50286189&utm_campai<BR>gn=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_source=share_petition </link> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:35:52 EST NIcholas Kristof -- another form of inequality. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56551736 The op-ed piece copied below had me shaking with fury. <BR> <BR> SundayReview|OP-ED COLUMNIST <BR> <BR> 3 Enemas Later, Still No Drugs <BR> JAN. 25, 2014 <BR> <BR> Nicholas Kristof <BR> <BR> <BR> IF you think that protests about overzealous law enforcement are over the top, listen to what unfolded when the police suspected that David Eckert, 54, was hiding drugs in his rectum. <BR> <BR> Eckert is a shy junk dealer struggling to get by in Hidalgo County, N.M. He lives a working-class... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:25:08 EST Rest in pieces! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56542838 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/27/fr<BR>ank-rich-fox-news-new-york_n_4672800.h<BR>tml?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Cs<BR>ec3_lnk3%26pLid%3D435165 </link> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:31:27 EST Sometimes we get it right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56368048 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/pe<BR>ople-fight-against-hate_n_4571211.html </link> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:22:48 EST Something to think about http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56157933 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/bashing-women-blacks-gays-o<BR>k-phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-debacle-<BR>shows-238225411.html </link> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:00:27 EST 100 Things You Can Say To Irritate A Republican http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56145102 Conservatives are so easy to anger these days. Even the most insignificant statement can set off their tempers. If you want to enrage a conservative, I suggest saying the following: <BR> <BR> 1. A Socialist wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. <BR> 2. Jesus healed the sick and helped the poor, for free. <BR> 3. Joseph McCarthy was an un-American, witch hunting lunatic. <BR> 4. Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors. <BR> 5. The South lost the Civil War, get over it. <BR> 6. The Founding ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:58:16 EST Who'd have thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56114335 I give him a lot of credit. Guns and alcohol need to be kept far apart. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/to<BR>by-keith-restaurant-guns_n_4509745.htm<BR>l?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec<BR>1_lnk3%26pLid%3D424314 </link> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:54:18 EST Who's entitled to what??? And why??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x56062775 Can't upload pics here, so go see it at my blog... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=sunshine65 </link> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:08:33 EST Dreaming of a white Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55973231 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/megyn-kelly-says-santa-and-<BR>jesus-are-white-get-used-to-it-video-2<BR>35717751.html </link> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:55:54 EST PLEASE tell me this is a joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55858797 <link>thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/12/0<BR>2/3010341/scott-walker-christmas-present/ </link> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:35:55 EST Well of course they are!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55858041 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/we<BR>stboro-baptist-paul-walker_n_4372468.html </link> <BR> <BR> I mean, what else do they do? They won't even get close enough to be within the city limits of his funeral...jerks... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:16:30 EST Iceland rocks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55817125 <link>ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-787377 </link> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:26:54 EST The response is brilliant, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55740947 The questioner so little deserves the privilege of being a parent, the words don't even exist. <BR> <BR> <link>aattp.org/columnist-amy-dickinson-br<BR>illiantly-handles-a-delusional-homopho<BR>bic-parent/ </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:21:49 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x55739449 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BD055D4CBB82 </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:41:34 EST It's not just a metaphor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55724625 <link>www.thenation.com/blog/177304/inequa<BR>lity-literally-killing-america# </link> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:01:45 EST I am so furious... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55686458 My jaw is concrete and I'm having trouble breathing right now. The level of gall is just beyond imagination. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/wa<BR>lmart-food-drive_n_4296618.html?icid=m<BR>aing-grid7%7Cmaing15%7Cdl22%7Csec1_lnk<BR>3%26pLid%3D407845 </link> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:03:20 EST I seriously love this guy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55627346 <link>www.theeverlastinggopstoppers.com/20<BR>13/11/awesome-pope-francis-suspends-bi<BR>shop-bling-turn-home-soup-kitchen/ </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:49:44 EST Do I laugh or gag? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55616640 <link>aattp.org/gop-rep-planning-to-attend<BR>-rally-for-second-american-revolution-<BR>to-overthrow-evil-obama/ </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:48:46 EST "Protecting National Symbols" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55592289 Thoughts on this? Protecting National symbols" was posted as one of the GOP/Conservative Core Values in an earlier post. What do they mean by it? Seriously..during the shut down they screamed because landmarks in DC and National Parks were closed. I live in the DC metro area, and DH and I are hikers, campers, walkers. We spend a lot of our time around National Parks and Landmarks. Do you want to know what the greatest danger to them is on a daily basis? Many of the visitors, that's who. The... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:49:10 EST Big, brave heroes -- NOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55583973 <link>aattp.org/frightening-armed-tea-part<BR>y-terrorists-posing-cowboys-threaten-g<BR>un-safety-group/ </link> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:26:05 EST Gob race in NJ & Va. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55551806 So Christie wins in New Jersey & McAuliffe wins in Va. and another race was won in Georgia by a supposedly moderate republican.....the Tea Party is 0-3? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:21:37 EST I am NOT a fan of GOP idealology but,..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55548884 I would really like to understand the real "basics" of the meaningful conservative values. Generally, what are they? <BR> <BR> Please help. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:05:23 EST Tears in my eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55544194 <link>www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/pr<BR>esident-obama-applauds-illinois-for-be<BR>coming-the-15th-freedom-to-marry-st </link> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 21:46:36 EST When even the Washington Times can't stand you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55532439 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/ra<BR>nd-paul-washington-times_n_4222127.html </link> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:30:41 EST Some big hearts in Georgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55506998 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/02/bi<BR>sexual-teen-kicked-out_n_4182108.html?<BR>icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl10%7Csec1<BR>_lnk3%26pLid%3D400636 </link> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:48:00 EST Sick, sick, sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55494577 <link>aattp.org/okkk-mother-doesnt-underst<BR>and-outrage-7-year-olds-halloween-klan<BR>-robes-video/ </link> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:10:34 EST The funniest site on Facebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55494539 Oopsie -- please ignore this post. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:01:59 EST At West Point! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55493842 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/02/we<BR>st-point-wedding_n_4205237.html </link> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:25:33 EST Hmmm, interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55491785 A new commercial for Acura shows a man who, from the back, looks quite a bit like the President. The ad includes the line, "Courage invites critics." I wonder if that was intentional, or if I'm just reading in? Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:40:06 EST She finally got the message! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55483063 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/mi<BR>chele-bachmann-iowa_n_4193039.html?ir=<BR>Gay+Voices&ref=topbar </link> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:55:22 EST ACA snafus....ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55474941 I hate the collective smug look on GOP politician's faces about the difficulties the ACA website is having. I'm also mad at those in charge of the website (not the designers) that didn't anticipate this kind of response. <BR> Do I think Kathleen Sebelius is responsible for the debacle? No.....but she ought to take the blame and all that comes with it, a Capitan must go down with her ship. <BR> <BR> I need someone to tell me it's gonna be okay and that the ACA will be in good graces with the ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:23:20 EST Want a Good Laugh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55455510 Somebody stole a two year old's pumpkin...Mom's response: <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/st<BR>olen-pumpkin-sign-dc-_n_4171369.html?u<BR>tm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:10:51 EST Obama is a Muslim as Cruz is a Communist? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55449460 LOL! I saw this poster on FaceBook and I couldn't stop laughing! <BR> <link>http://alwaysquestionauthority.files<BR>.wordpress.com/2013/08/1235918_1015162<BR>1481736275_39064117_n.jpg </link> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:57:09 EST A Halloween puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x55399791 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7E055D4CA2D8 </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:56:48 EST Why must some conservatives "bad mouth" teachers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55390217 Is it because they are public employees with unions who typically vote democratic? <BR> <BR> At our local public school they say the pledge every day, have bible study offered, sing the national anthem at school events, teach non-partisan politics/government, allow students to express their religious beliefs without penalty (Ash Wednesday comes to mind), teach both about abstinence and birth control and a whole bunch of other stuff conservatives want their children to learn so WHY bad mouth ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:41:30 EST Have you ever scrutinized a democratic politician? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55381049 I had made mention that I have a lot of conservative friends and I have yet to hear any of them say a bad word about any of the far right politicians. <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:59:22 EST Lots of Repub loved ones & friends in my life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55377927 I live Southwestern Pennsylvania and back in the days of strong unions and American labor this place was as blue as blue can be but the last 20 years or so it's been turning purple-ish but closer to crimson. <BR> <BR> I am a strong supporter of unions and am pro-choice and have been a registered democrat since 1980 but many of my once liberal friends have turned red and even most of my family and my girlfriend is red. It all happened around 2009 and I can't seem to get a straight answer from... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:24:11 EST No surprise here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55344027 <link>news.yahoo.com/dick-cheney-tea-party<BR>-123611175.html </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:14:32 EST Public alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55343134 If this was anyone but Faux News, I'd think it was a joke. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/21/zo<BR>mbies-hurting-america-fox-news_n_41357<BR>75.html?ref=topbar </link> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:38:17 EST Karma at its funniest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55302451 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/fu<BR>rlough-back-pay_n_4110860.html?ref=topbar </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:13:23 EST I'm so happy she's sad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55302425 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/mi<BR>chele-bachmann-government-reopening_n_<BR>4115780.html?utm_source=concierge&utm_<BR>medium=onsite&utm_campaign=sailthru%2Bslider%2B </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:11:41 EST So....the GOV'T is now open? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55296850 What happened? I thought the Repubs were suppose to vote down this measure? Did Cruz fail? Is Boehner a hero? <BR> What gives? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:43:22 EST The term "Blue Dogs" means what exactly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55273813 What does this mean in laymen's terms? <BR> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:58:34 EST Funny Ways to Bolox the NSA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55251717 <link>www.care2.com/causes/5-funny-ways-to<BR>-protest-the-nsa.html </link> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:47:02 EST I am so not surprised http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55241123 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/jo<BR>e-the-plumber-racism_n_4090529.html </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:36:58 EST Sign the musical message to John Boehner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55241044 <link>www.barbaraboxer.com/petitions/let-e<BR>m-in?utm_source=sp5787286&utm_medium=e<BR>&sc=sp5787286&refcode=sp5787286&ta= </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:29:25 EST How or meat is processed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55240761 <link>www.filmsforaction.org/watch/without<BR>_saying_a_word_this_6_minute_short_fil<BR>m_will_make_you_speechless/ </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:50:34 EST upset at disgusting ad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55237324 I know SP relies on add revenue, but there is an add undermining obamacare popping up today that I think undermines the spirit of SP. I would think there would be some limits. As I understand it, this ad is sponsored by one of the Kock brother groups. It is misleading. How do I communicate my concern to the SP administrators? Does this Ad offend anyone else? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:03:29 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x55236926 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:24:15 EST Sometimes I am chastised for saying liberal things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55235570 I work in a small rural school district and even though teachers tend to be registered democrats I am surprised at the number of conservatives that are teachers. Our governor wants to get rid of collective bargaining and make our promised pensions into money market take away program,....jeezsh can you tell I'm from Pennsylvania? <BR> And when those topics come up I can't believe the support the governor gets from my colleagues....WTF!? <BR> And at the times that I have chimed in in defense o... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:25:05 EST Question about the history this team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55228753 Has there ever been a "troll" here, maybe someone who was at first okay then turned into a trouble maker? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:53:04 EST Classy as ever, I see http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55163193 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/05/hi<BR>llary-clinton-buttons_n_4051545.html </link> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:09:33 EST Swallow whatever you're drinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55161074 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/06/sn<BR>l-miley-cyrus-michele-bachmann-we-cant<BR>-stop_n_4051760.html </link> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:33:35 EST I hope their constituents are listening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55152803 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/05/de<BR>nnis-ross-government-shutdown_n_405023<BR>1.html?ref=topbar&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp<BR>&comm_ref=false#sb=2094777,b=facebook </link> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 17:15:00 EST I suppose it was inevitable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55150949 I just saw an ad for a mortgage company (one of the shadier ones). "The government shut down and mortgage rates plummeted! Re-fi with us NOW!!!" <BR> <BR> Where there's life there's commerce, I guess. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:32:58 EST Well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55145011 <link>www.addictinginfo.org/2013/10/04/hou<BR>se-speaker-john-boehner-pacifier/ </link> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:16:40 EST Boehner says the President is playing games... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55140534 He said the President wants the Republicans to surrender then he'll talk.... <BR> o_O!? <BR> <BR> If the Repubs are so sure the ACA will fail then why not just fund it and let it fail, that'll give them the ammunition they'll need to repeal it, right? <BR> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:56:09 EST One nation, "under God",... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55138761 so the cold war era conservatist (McCarty and the likes) had under God added into the pledge of allegiance. I don't have a problem with it and I don't have a problem with those who find it offensive either, I'm okay with myself saying it. <BR> <BR> What's your opinion on this? <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:59:06 EST Aspects of conservatisim: name the good ones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55127814 I would not agree that "personal responsibility" is solely a conservative aspect and I'm not even sure some who use that term even know what it means but I certainly believe in the basic meaning of it; take responsibility for what you do. <BR> <BR> What are some aspects of conservatism that truly DO belong to them that are "good"? <BR> <BR> I know, a totally leaning left question if ever there was one but I am actually interested in your answers. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 13:32:16 EST So, she actually said this at lunch yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55125801 "Obamacare isn't even a law, why should my taxes pay for something that hasn't even been voted on yet?" said a colleague of mine. <BR> <BR> o_O!? Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:32:44 EST The Gov"t Shutdown: who's to blame? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55112544 I think the health care act ought to be discussed separate from the budget. Who's idea was it to put the funding for a program already in place and voted for in the bill? If that's the case let NCLB be put on the chopping block or some other non-sensical initiative and NOT something that's going to help people and already have like The ACA. <BR> <BR> House Conservatives <BR> <em>42</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:03:51 EST Perfect... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55098869 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/ny<BR>-daily-news-shutdown-house-of-turds_n_<BR>4021642.html </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:27:06 EST Why am I not surprised? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55098718 <link>blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/09/<BR>michele_bachmann_very_excited_about_go<BR>vt_shutdown_says_its_exactly_what_we_w<BR>anted.php </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:15:27 EST Amazing.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x55098464 no comments on the govt. shutdown? The implimentation of the ACA that begins today? Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:58:12 EST Dear Dr Laura http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54832733 In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative: <BR> <BR> Dear Dr. Laura: <BR> <BR> Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:57:20 EST Stay out of Iowa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54828859 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/08/io<BR>wa-blind-gun-licenses-carry-in-public_<BR>n_3890291.html </link> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:15:41 EST Warping innocent minds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54799009 Check out the snarky tone of the article. Love it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/ru<BR>sh-limbaugh-book-rush-revere_n_3874961<BR>.html </link> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:21:18 EST Get ready to cheer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54784888 This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. <BR> <BR> <link>www.upworthy.com/a-pastor-asks-a-pol<BR>itician-why-he-supports-gay-marriage-i<BR>t-seems-he-wasnt-prepared-for-his-repl<BR>y?g=2&c=la2 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 22:06:39 EST The people's business http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54780318 Arizona got what it elected. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/03/jo<BR>hn-mccain-poker_n_3862592.html?icid=ma<BR>ing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%7Csec3_lnk1%26<BR>pLid%3D368388 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:14:56 EST A historic first http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54728523 Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't she a Republican? <BR> <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/justice-ginsburg-offi<BR>ciate-same-sex-wedding-213216039--poli<BR>tics.html </link> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:09:30 EST The photo says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54698351 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/an<BR>thony-weiner-paying-actors_n_3832141.html </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:44:58 EST Dolphins visit White House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54613767 I thought it was such a NICE GESTURE on Pres. Obama's part for him to invite the 1972 UNDEFEATED Miami Dolphins to the WH; only to be SNUBBED by 3 members of that team! <BR> They decided NOT to show; bc they don't agree w/his POLITICS! <BR> WHAT SMALL MINDS THESE MEN HAVE! WTF has POLITICS got to do w/ANYTHING? <BR> They didn't get to see their TEAM MATES or their COACH; bc they made it all about "THEM"! <BR> <BR> When they won the Super Bowl in 1973, Pres. NIXON was TOO BUSY with a "little... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:45:29 EST Now they're picking on kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54551097 Maybe it's just me, but I think this qualifies as bullying. <BR> <BR> <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/fox-and-friends-freak-out-o<BR>ver-transgender-kids-219912711.html </link> <BR> <BR> (The author, Cahir O'Doherty, has totally become my favorite columnist. I've even emailed him my compliments.) Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:09:20 EST The sooner the better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54544612 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/16/se<BR>an-hannity-cumulus-dropped_n_3766767.html </link> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:24:18 EST Strange bedfellows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54526667 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/pat-buchanan-supports-russi<BR>an-crackdown-on-gays-219554871.html </link> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:24:19 EST The words don't exist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54525506 <link>news.yahoo.com/hooters-really-ban-sa<BR>n-diego-mayor-bob-filner-103000840.html </link> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:42:16 EST "U" turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x54482589 We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:59:33 EST Shaking my head... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54398613 Sydney LEATHERS? Seriously? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/04/sy<BR>dney-leather-anthony-weiner-phone-sex-<BR>politics_n_3704117.html </link> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 22:21:07 EST How to speak Republican http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54395303 Swallow anything you're drinking before you read this. <BR> <BR> <link>www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/04/the<BR>-complete-idiots-guide-to-speaking-rep<BR>ublican/ </link> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 17:35:58 EST I love watching the right wing fall apart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54392386 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/04/te<BR>a-party-gop-rift_n_3703351.html </link> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:45:23 EST Top 10 idiotic conservative quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54382092 Feel free to add to the list! <BR> <BR> <link>www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/01/top<BR>-ten-most-idiotic-conservative-quotes/ </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 14:58:13 EST August puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x54380372 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/F9055D53929D<BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:05:33 EST WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54311852 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/po<BR>pe-francis-gays_n_3669635.html </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:20:09 EST Couldn't happen to more deserving guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54311768 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/cu<BR>mulus-dropping-rush-limbaugh-sean-hann<BR>ity_n_3669647.html </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:14:44 EST Bernie keeps pushing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54303229 <link>sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.c<BR>fm?gpiv=2100106240.380066.6&gen=1 </link> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:12:51 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x54290991 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:18:40 EST Perfect... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54250933 Just what we need, more drunks with guns. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/no<BR>rth-carolina-gun-concealed-carry_n_364<BR>2182.html </link> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:35:49 EST Once a Weiner, always a Weiner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54246345 Carlos Danger -- seriously? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/an<BR>thony-weiner-carlos-danger_n_3640295.h<BR>tml?utm_hp_ref=new-york&icid=maing-gri<BR>d7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D348169 </link> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:53:24 EST JOKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54240545 Somebody FORWARDED an email to me yest. that was a "joke" about Pres. Obama. The so called JOKE read that he was a COMMUNIST, ILLEGAL ALIEN, a Muslim, & a few more IDIOTIC things. I SAW RED! I FIRED OFF a reply & was rather HARSH in my criticism of the IMBECILE who originated this "joke"! My friend replied that " I " should "LIGHTEN UP" bc it's ONLY A JOKE; then SHE went on about: HOW DO WE KNOW FOR SURE IF THE PRES ISN'T AN ILLEGAL ALIEN: & HE ADMITTED TO BEING A MUSLIM! (I must have MISSE... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:20:33 EST Obama's long term vision... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54218882 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I don't usually write emails like this, and we don't usually send messages like this to this list. But I just finished reading the draft of a speech the President plans to deliver on Wednesday, and I want to explain why it's one worth checking out. <BR> <BR> Eight years ago, not long after he was elected to the United States Senate, President Obama went to Knox College in his home state of Illinois where he laid out his economic vision for the country. It's a vision ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:06:11 EST I never thought I'd root for Satanists, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54199236 <link>www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/1<BR>5026361-satanists-target-westboro-bapt<BR>ist-church-group-holds-pink-mass-over-<BR>gravestone-of-fred-phelps-mother </link> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:11:41 EST Bizarre even for Teabags http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54193743 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/18/go<BR>p-anti-immigration_n_3618392.html?utm_<BR>hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:23:34 EST Gulp.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54178167 Just read that Liz Cheney is gunning for a senate seat in Wyoming...people with that last name make me nervous.. <BR> . Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:36:13 EST Poetic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54169350 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/mi<BR>chele-bachmann-vibrator-conservative-c<BR>onsultants_n_3611097.html </link> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:16:45 EST "Not about race?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54155761 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/news/peri<BR>scope/dont-believe-the-media-race-was-<BR>key-to-the--zimmerman-case---215647191.html </link> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:41:11 EST Why are Americans so passive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54115086 <link>www.alternet.org/activism/why-are-am<BR>ericans-so-passive?akid=10691.950860.z<BR>HUWe-&rd=1&src=newsletter868356&t=8 </link> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:13:04 EST Supreme Court, supreme stupidity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54111185 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/io<BR>wa-supreme-court-attractive-woman-firi<BR>ng_n_3586861.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cm<BR>ain5%7Cdl26%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D343488 </link> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:22:28 EST Only in Texas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54106026 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/ta<BR>mpons-confiscated-texas_n_3588177.html </link> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:40:57 EST Indiana trashes freedom of religion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54073147 I am bitterly ashamed of my mother's home state. <BR> <BR> <link>americablog.com/2013/07/indiana-make<BR>s-crime-preacher-conduct-gay-marriage.<BR>html </link> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:44:34 EST Oopsie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54065500 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/fl<BR>orida-banned-computers_n_3561701.html?<BR>utm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:20:49 EST No big surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54065453 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/el<BR>isabeth-hasselbeck-fox-news-view-page-<BR>six_n_3569822.html </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:17:09 EST I love watching wing-nuts fight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54062162 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/ru<BR>sh-limbaugh-fox-news-stop-watching_n_3<BR>565977.html </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:34:31 EST And the "Oh Please!" award goes to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54062014 <link>www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/08/fox<BR>-news-host-the-terrorists-have-won-bec<BR>ause-beer-ad-omitted-god-from-its-commercial/ </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:20:10 EST Sometimes the jokes just write themselves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54055307 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/kr<BR>istin-davis_n_3560659.html?ref=topbar </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:57:28 EST BEST NEWS OF MY DAY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54048895 <link>www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22780150/perr<BR>y-likely-to-announce-if-hell-seek-re-e<BR>lection </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:53:59 EST Out of the mouths of babes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54022781 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/05/cu<BR>te-kid-note-of-the-day-fox-news_n_2123<BR>124.html?ref=topbar </link> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:19:15 EST A letter to the conservative man http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54004286 <link>quietmike.org/2013/07/04/a-letter-to<BR>-the-conservative-man/ </link> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:55:47 EST Get your passport ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x54003090 <link>www.detroitnews.com/article/20130703<BR>/ENT09/307030101?fb_action_ids=1020068<BR>0859198250&fb_action_types=og.recommen<BR>ds&fb_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.detroitnews<BR>.com%2Farticle%2F20130703%2FENT09%2F30<BR>7030101%2FTed-Nugent-says-he-s-serious<BR>ly-considering-run-president&fb_source<BR>=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B<BR>%2210200680859198250%22%3A482040971890<BR>376%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22102006808<BR>59198250%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&a<BR>ction_ref_map=%7B%221020068085... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 17:09:01 EST OMG... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53995117 Swallow whatever you're drinking before you read this. It's a spit-take waiting to happen. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-clyme<BR>r/my-proposal-for-a-bill-th_b_3535828.<BR>html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=fal<BR>se#sb=4866851b=facebook </link> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:57:00 EST Seriously bad idea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53947590 <link>www.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013-<BR>06-28/second-amendment-night-gun-vouch<BR>er-huntsville-stars-larrys-pistol-and-<BR>pawn?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl15%7<BR>Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D338363 </link> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:01:42 EST Wrong on every level http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53946894 <link>autos.aol.com/article/man-charged-du<BR>i-0-BAC/ </link> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:42:50 EST Score two! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53894565 The Supreme Court has declared DOMA unconstitutional, and the Texas abortion bill has been filibustered to death. Happy happy joy joy! Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:16:45 EST Huge week this week.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53865780 Supreme court to rule on marriage equality, and the women of Texas have taken on the legislature and the latest attempt to remove choice. How do you all wigh in on these issues? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:40:15 EST Time to fire the proofreader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53845016 Or hire one to begin with? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/ya<BR>hoo-news-kenya-obama-birth_n_3481594.html </link> <BR> <BR> Depressingly, you just KNOW that fruit-bat Orly Taitz will be all over this. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:41:43 EST Summer puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53843370 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/26055D4CA9FB </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:33:46 EST This is a joke, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53830401 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/ma<BR>rgaret-doughty-atheist-citizenship_n_3<BR>469358.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:27:15 EST A murder charge for a miscarriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53824185 This is beyond outrageous. I've signed. <BR> <BR> <link>www.change.org/petitions/protect-pre<BR>gnant-women-free-bei-bei#share </link> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:54:12 EST Fighting bigotry with humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53754667 You may have heard that a sweet Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family has drawn a horrible racist backlash. Check this out -- not only is it a fantastically funny parody, but I think it's a great ad all on its own: <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/ch<BR>eerios-parody-hilarious-biracial-ad_n_<BR>3436239.html </link> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:04:41 EST I just have one question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53754237 How did One Million Moms even become moms, given how much they apparently hate anything that even hints at sex? Seriously, don't they have kids to take care of? They seem to have a lot of time to try to force their views on the rest of us. <BR> <BR> (And speaking just for myself, I love the ads!) <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/kraft<BR>-zesty-italian-salad-dressing-ad-stirs<BR>-controversy-220105131.html </link> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:13:11 EST Countering hate with pink lemonade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53753375 I love this little girl! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/15/we<BR>stboro-baptist-church-lemonade_n_34444<BR>90.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2<BR>1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D329818 </link> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:32:24 EST Sean Hannity is a hypocrite? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53746675 And this is a surprise because...? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/se<BR>an-hannity-nsa_n_3431346.html?utm_hp_r<BR>ef=mostpopular </link> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:42:44 EST Oh, good Lord! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53734362 What is it gonna take to make her GO AWAY?! <BR> <BR> <link>tv.yahoo.com/news/months-later-sarah<BR>-palin-back-fox-news-analyst-213525173<BR>.html </link> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:22:37 EST Not again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53720335 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/tr<BR>ent-franks-rape-pregnancy_n_3428846.html </link> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:27:02 EST This explains what I have been saying for years... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53690607 <link>www.cnn.com/2013/06/10/opinion/moore<BR>-texas-craziness/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 </link> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:13:48 EST Moving On, I'll check in once in a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53659587 Thanks for all the interesting discussions and posts, all! <BR> <BR> I'm having some real time-management problems, and one issue is too much SparkPeople time, so I'm scaling back on my teams again, and just focusing on the wellness ones. Thanks again! Hopefully I'll pop in once in a while to see what's going on! <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 15:01:20 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53657526 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:23:18 EST I'm buying some Cheerios http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53626379 General Mills showed courage with this ad, which is sweet and innocent. The racist backlash has been sickening. I seriously hope GM doesn't backtrack. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/ch<BR>eerios-ad-mixed-race-couple_n_3390520.<BR>html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing11%7Cdl6%<BR>7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D323874 </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 00:57:37 EST The YUK factor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53625486 Gross ingredients in popular foods........ <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/dailyshot/gross-myst<BR>ery-ingredients-in-popular-foods-14170<BR>0944.html;_ylt=AmWOSEYBZE28yEfx3sa8NiB<BR>ZbqU5;_ylu=X3oDMTViMzE5aGJnBGNjb2RlA2N<BR>0LmMEbWl0A1A1MDBLIE1vc3QgUG9wdWxhciBTd<BR>G9yaWVzIE5ldwRwa2cDMDQxNWRlMTUtYjc2OS0<BR>zY2UwLWE1MTgtODIwODcyMDQxNDM1BHBvcwMxM<BR>ARzZWMDTWVkaWFCTGlzdE1peGVkTW9zdFBvcHV<BR>sYXJDQVRlbXAEdmVyA2JiMGRmYmQzLWNlNDQtM<BR>TFlMi1hZTliLTAxNmZmMzZiZDhlYQ--;_ylg=X<BR>3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBG... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 23:21:43 EST I love it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53625146 The GOP railroaded her and still won't apologize after being PROVEN wrong...that's ok, because there is nothing they can do about this!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/to<BR>m-donilon-resigning_n_3388885.html </link> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 22:51:57 EST Give it up Ed.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53624169 Going over to Fox News hasn't really done him any justice...he is still getting the smackdown by the WH...LOL <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/ja<BR>y-carney-ed-henry-susan-rice_n_3392342<BR>.html?ref=topbar </link> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 21:38:10 EST Faux News feels the heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53609400 While you're there, check out the link about what a wackdoodle the Faux News chief is (which we knew). <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/fo<BR>x-news-ultraviolet-ad_n_3380824.html?i<BR>cid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl16%7Csec1_<BR>lnk3%26pLid%3D322858 </link> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 21:16:32 EST And another one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53608196 <link>nymag.com/thecut/2013/06/ms-governor<BR>-blames-low-literacy-on-working-moms.h<BR>tml?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=f<BR>eed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nymag%2Fintel<BR>ligencer+%28Daily+Intelligencer+-+New+<BR>York+Magazine%29 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Working women are evil!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 19:43:17 EST The next Michelle Bachmann http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53573937 One loon goes away, the next one moves into her place.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/02/ma<BR>rsha-blackburn-equal-pay-laws_n_337516<BR>7.html </link> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:02:01 EST No comment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53571870 At least none I can make here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/fox-news-lou-dobbs-panel-se<BR>lfish-working-mothers-are-destroying-t<BR>he-natural-order-and-america-209835031.html </link> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 10:56:10 EST Gee, I wonder why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53566452 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/01/mi<BR>chele-bachmann-poll_n_3368307.html?ref<BR>=topbar </link> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 22:37:50 EST GREAT NEWS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53521524 Now, if we could get some others to follow her path <BR> <BR> <link>politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/0<BR>5/29/rep-bachmann-looks-forward-to-lim<BR>itless-future-but-not-in-the-house/?hpt=hp_t2 </link> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:41:38 EST Another domino set to fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53517119 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/il<BR>linois-gay-marriage-las_n_3348156.html<BR>?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl28%7Csec<BR>3_lnk2%26pLid%3D319582 </link> Wed, 29 May 2013 00:31:39 EST Here we go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53497059 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/27/do<BR>nald-trump-2016_n_3342075.html?utm_hp_<BR>ref=politics&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%<BR>7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D318872 </link> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:48:20 EST About D****d time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53474762 Joe Arpaio has made it clear for years that he's nothing but a two-bit bigot. It's great to see someone in authority finally call him out on it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/ar<BR>paio-racial-profiling_n_3333907.html </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 12:58:34 EST A Memorial Day puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53473932 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/17055D542AA6 </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:15:23 EST You go, girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53443892 <link>www.irishcentral.com/news/-87-year-o<BR>ld-sues-Donald-Trump-over-condo---Some<BR>body-has-to-stand-up-to-him-208466951.html </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:08:28 EST God bless them! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53432143 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/pr<BR>esbyterian-church-of-scotland-oks-gay-<BR>ministers_n_3308578.html?utm_hp_ref=re<BR>ligion&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl9%<BR>7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D316360 </link> Tue, 21 May 2013 23:03:40 EST Well, THAT didn't work... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53402165 guess the GOP will have to try again... <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/19/ob<BR>ama-approval-rating_n_3302580.html </link> Sun, 19 May 2013 18:03:59 EST Vive La France! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53389114 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/18/fr<BR>ench-president-signs-ga_0_n_3298916.html </link> Sat, 18 May 2013 14:55:27 EST Cantor "pwned" by White House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53382336 This made me smile. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/16/12<BR>09690/-CANTOR-PWNED-BY-WHITE-HOUSE?det<BR>ail=email </link> <BR> <BR> In case you've never heard of it, pwned (pronounced "poned") is video game speak for trounced humiliatingly. (It's a typo of "owned".) Fri, 17 May 2013 22:21:09 EST Talking Points: IRS Scandal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53380928 This kind of scandal makes my head spin. I ran across this article that, I thought, pretty well illuminated the dilemma here. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2013/05/17/opinion/colin<BR>vaux-irs-taxes/index.html?iid=article_<BR>sidebar </link> <BR> <BR> The conclusion: <BR> <BR> "Primarily for reasons of campaign finance law, the IRS has been put in the position of deciding whether a group is primarily political. This is not a job the IRS is good at or ever will be good at. And as we have ... Fri, 17 May 2013 20:08:27 EST This is a joke, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53361198 I can just imagine what he'd say to the husband of a cheating wife! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/pa<BR>t-robertson-cheating-husband-wife-marr<BR>iage_n_3281416.html?1368657042 </link> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:53:54 EST So sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53360837 Out of the mouths of babes, as they say... <BR> <BR> <link>www.irishcentral.com/news/Joe-Biden-<BR>agrees-with-chocolate-bullet-proposal-<BR>--letter-to-child-on-gun-control-goes-<BR>viral-207511411.html </link> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:31:23 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53304572 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:19:34 EST "But it's only a cartoon" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53303929 For those not in the know, the newest Disney princess is Merida, the medieval Scottish heroine of the recent film Brave. Merida is not your prototypical Disney princess. She's a tomboy who's a crack shot with a bow and arrow. She's stubborn, independent, and NOT obsessed with finding a husband. In fact, when her parents hold an archery contest with marriage to her as the prize, she strides onto the field and says proudly, "I am Merida. And I'll be shooting for my OWN hand!" <BR> <BR> But jus... Sat, 11 May 2013 12:05:51 EST I don't get it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53298439 Abercrombie & Fitch has been sued repeatedly for racial discrimination. But my African American deskmate carries one of their shopping bags and says it's the only store her teens will shop at. Now they're dropping this bit of beauty on us. Their continuing popularity makes absolutely no sense to me. Well, guess what? If I don't "belong" there, neither does my money. <BR> <BR> <link>on.aol.com/video/abercrombie-and-fit<BR>ch-under-fire-for-lack-of-plus-sized-c<BR>lothing-517774775?hp=1&play... Fri, 10 May 2013 22:25:03 EST Emily's List campaign: Madam President http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53296458 Money's pretty tight in our household this year, but it was worth ten bucks to get the bumper sticker! <BR> <BR> <link>emilyslist.org/madam-president </link> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:13:46 EST ...and another one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53286882 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/mi<BR>nnesota-house-gay-marriage_n_3247769.html </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 22:57:31 EST Good cartoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53278824 From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: <BR> <BR> <link>blogs.post-gazette.com/opinion/rob-r<BR>ogers-cartoons/37912-brutal-captivity </link> Thu, 9 May 2013 10:00:58 EST Bravo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53260801 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/de<BR>laware-senate-gay-marriage_n_3231374.h<BR>tml?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl23%7C<BR>sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D309753 </link> Tue, 7 May 2013 21:45:09 EST D***! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53260749 <link>columbia-sc.patch.com/articles/ap-ma<BR>rk-sanford-wins-sc1-race-over-elizabet<BR>h-colbert-busch?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmai<BR>n5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D309762 </link> Tue, 7 May 2013 21:40:33 EST I wanna see that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53260616 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/ob<BR>ama-gangnam-style_n_3231277.html?icid=<BR>maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%<BR>26pLid%3D309652 </link> Tue, 7 May 2013 21:31:24 EST Call to action: This one is a no-brainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53256504 Oh. My. God. Got this from Ultraviolet.org today. Cannot believe Amazon would sell this. <BR> <BR> "A shooting target mannequin named the "The Ex," a large-breasted woman who bleeds when shot, is being sold on Amazon.com. It's manufactured by Zombie Industries, a company that was featured at the NRA convention last weekend. <BR> <BR> "Amazon has removed other products that advocate violence against women before, and we need them to do it again. If Amazon pulls "The Ex" dummy, it will send ... Tue, 7 May 2013 14:33:52 EST A PSA for marriage equality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53253319 Hilarious but right to the point. I had the pleasure of meeting George Takei many years ago. I had no idea he could be as funny as he is. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/ge<BR>orge-takei-psa-how-to-treat-anti-gay-m<BR>arriage_n_3223073.html </link> Tue, 7 May 2013 09:55:01 EST Well deserved http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53233680 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/05/ga<BR>brielle-giffords-kennedy-award_n_32200<BR>69.html </link> Sun, 5 May 2013 21:20:40 EST Human rights??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53232604 Not sure how we can fight for human rights in other countries when we have these cesspools in our own! <BR> <BR> <link>www.alternet.org/investigations/i-th<BR>ought-solitary-confinement-iran-was-ba<BR>d-then-i-went-inside-americas-prisons?<BR>akid=10399.950860.R66LZl&rd=1&src=news<BR>letter835146&t=3&paging=off </link> Sun, 5 May 2013 19:45:34 EST Well, this explains a LOT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53228085 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/do<BR>nald-trump-caterpillar_n_3209328.html </link> Sun, 5 May 2013 11:36:39 EST "Mixed nuts," indeed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53210735 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/conservatives-claim-barack-<BR>obama-leader-of-al-qaeda-205942931.html </link> Fri, 3 May 2013 21:50:58 EST The Borowitz Report: NRA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53210020 This is today's Borowitz Report (from The New Yorker). Andy Borowitz is the Reigning King of Satirical Fake News! <BR> <BR> ================================== <BR> <BR> N.R.A. LEADER WARNS OF RISING COST OF SENATORS <BR> <BR> POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ <BR> <BR> HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre used his opening speech at the N.R.A.’s national convention today to highlight several challenges facing the organization, including what he called “the r... Fri, 3 May 2013 20:41:27 EST Good news and bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53198476 The good news: Rhode Island has legalized same-sex marriage. Bravo RI! <BR> <BR> The bad news: South Carolina has passed a "nullification" law declaring Obamacare illegal and setting criminal penalties for its implementation. Can't wait to hear what the Feds have to say about that. Thu, 2 May 2013 21:30:22 EST Beautiful analysis of the Bush Library http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53185278 <link>www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/doonesbur<BR>y/s-1315891-120039 </link> Wed, 1 May 2013 21:33:35 EST Mitch McConnell buys Youtube "views" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53183631 <link>maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/3<BR>0/17985060-mcconnells-viral-sensation-<BR>literally-comes-at-a-price </link> <BR> <BR> "According to YouTube, this video was posted by McConnell's campaign team on Thursday morning, and by mid-day Friday, it had 651,021 views. Just 16 minutes later, it had 1,036,039 views." <BR> <BR> Oh, I don't think so. What a sad, sad way to waste campaign funds on a passel of bs. Wed, 1 May 2013 19:00:43 EST Call to action: Fixing the Minimum Wage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53163373 <link>signon.org/sign/raise-the-minimum-wa<BR>ge-18?mailing_id=11751&source=s.icn.em<BR>.cr&r_by=71038 </link> <BR> <BR> ‘It is a national evil that any class of Her Majesty’s subjects should receive less than a living wage in return for their utmost exertions… where you have what we call sweated trades, you have no organisation, no parity of bargaining, the good employer is undercut by the bad and the bad by the worst; the worker, whose whole livelihood depends upon the industry, is unde... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:48:17 EST Did I miss something? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53145352 The Army says it doesn't need the tanks but Congress insists on funding them anyway. The Pentagon NOT wanting a weapon borders on historic. If they don't want it funded, don't fund it! I suspect they know better than the members of Congress whether they do or don't need something. <BR> <BR> No wonder we have a deficit and social programs are bleeding. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/28/ab<BR>rams-t ank-congress-army_n_3173717.html?icid= maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:57:43 EST That explains it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53134307 I believe this comes under the sub-heading of "duh." <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/26/pie<BR>rre-poilievre-root-causes-terrorism_n_<BR>3163388.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:00:35 EST The happiest place on Earth? Not. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53131566 I am officially over Disney. They've been pulling this garbage in both California and Florida for years. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/27/di<BR>sney-sick-days-paid_n_3165467.html?ici<BR>d=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl14%7Csec3_ln<BR>k2%26pLid%3D305096 </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:14:38 EST A puzzle for Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53128061 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2013-04-25 </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:45:00 EST Out of the mouths of babes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53110918 If this was my child I'd be extremely proud. <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/parenting/4th-grader<BR>-s-eloquent-defense-of-marriage-equali<BR>ty-183606683.html </link> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:12:16 EST Tell him, Barbara! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53106025 It's what I've been saying all along. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/ba<BR>rbara-bush-jeb-bush-president_n_315402<BR>9.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl2%<BR>7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D303954 </link> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:31:52 EST Boston Marathon Bombing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53093615 Does anyone here truly believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev and is 19 year old baby brother were the bombers? Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:26:42 EST Brava! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53066889 "Mark my words: if we cannot make our communities safer with the Congress we have now, we will use every means available to make sure we have a different Congress, one that puts communities’ interests ahead of the gun lobby’s. To do nothing while others are in danger is not the American way." <BR> <BR> You can read her full op-ed here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/a<BR>-senate-in-the-gun-lobbys-grip.html </link> <BR> <BR> Make no mistake, I may be a Liberal, but I... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:06:48 EST (Hades) has officially frozen over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53047028 ...because Al D'Amato said something I totally agree with! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/al<BR>-damato-background-checks_n_3122881.ht<BR>ml?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl7%7Cse<BR>c3_lnk2%26pLid%3D301731 </link> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:55:19 EST Texas-sized nerve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53046921 Not to mention hypocrisy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/te<BR>d-cruz-bill-flores-aid_n_3117356.html?<BR>ref=topbar </link> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:47:11 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x53041352 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:33:37 EST This took character http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53035930 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/ad<BR>olphus-busch-iv-nra_n_3112750.html </link> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:08:05 EST Let's hope he DOES run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53030528 If The Weed (baby brother of The Shrub) does decide to run, the Democrats will trample him. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/ge<BR>orge-bush-jeb-bush_n_3111733.html </link> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:52:04 EST I hope they get the message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53023119 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/gu<BR>n-control-psas-moms-demand-action-for-<BR>gun-sense-in-america_n_3082504.html?ic<BR>id=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl37%7Csec1_l<BR>nk3%26pLid%3D300254 </link> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:11:11 EST God bless New Zealand! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53017457 Okay, America, time to catch up. Have a tissue handy for this. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/ne<BR>w-zealand-spectators-sing-spectators-g<BR>ay-marriage_n_3100992.html?utm_hp_ref=<BR>mostpopular </link> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:56:15 EST Gotta love Borowitz! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53017154 He always captures the complete absurdity of politics perfectly! <BR> <BR> <link>www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borow<BR>itzreport/2013/04/courageous-senators-<BR>stand-up-to-american-people.html?mbid=<BR>nl_Borowitz%20(109) </link> <BR> <BR> "WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the halls of the United States Senate, dozens of Senators congratulated themselves today for having what one of them called “the courage and grit to stand up to the overwhelming wishes of the American people.” ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:24:35 EST Credo petition: Tell the 4 Dems how ashamed we are http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53015936 <link>act.credoaction.com/sign/democrats_b<BR>ackground_checks/ </link> <BR> <BR> Just so you're aware of the reasoning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) supported the legislation, but he voted against it for procedural reasons, in order to preserve the right to bring the measure back up. <BR> <BR> "These Democratic senators -- Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) -- need to know that we are holding them responsible... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:39:56 EST "The architect of modern America" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53009620 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/the-many-problems-with-marg<BR>aret-thatcher---an-architect-of-modern<BR>-america--203375071.html </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:53:11 EST Compassionate conservatism in action http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x53009587 <link>www.nationalmemo.com/5-conservative-<BR>pundits-who-ridiculed-and-shamed-trage<BR>dy-victims/ </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:51:41 EST Call to Action: Student Loan Interest to Double http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52990482 <link>signon.org/sign/dont-raise-the-inter<BR>est?mailing_id=11421&source=s.icn.em.c<BR>r&amp%3Br_by=5462310&r_by=71038 </link> <BR> <BR> Text from original SignOn email: <BR> <BR> "As you may recall, last summer, Congress and President Obama struck a deal to prevent interest rates on certain federal student loans from doubling, from 3.4% to 6.8%. What you might not remember is that this deal was for only 1 year. As such, on July 1st of this year, interest rates on Federally Subsidized... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:52:28 EST The best leak...ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52977207 "The leak of 2m emails and other documents, mainly from the offshore haven of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), has the potential to cause a seismic shock worldwide to the booming offshore trade, with a former chief economist at McKinsey estimating that wealthy individuals may have as much as $32tn (£21tn) stashed in overseas havens." <BR> <BR> That's 32 TRILLION, folks. Deficit, schmeficit. <BR> <BR> Although the information itself is rather appalling, it certainly is not surprising. Howe... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:33:54 EST Placed on leave? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52968786 How about permanent, unpaid leave? As in FIRED? And bravo to the students who refused to participate. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/13/na<BR>zi-jew-assignment_n_3078288.html?ref=t<BR>opbar </link> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:56:41 EST Call to Action: Dems: No Chained CPI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52964799 This petition from the Daily Kos will go to all the Democratic Party committees: (DNC), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), Democratic Governor's Association (DGA), and Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC). <BR> <BR> <link>campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/<BR>public/?action_KEY=372 </link> <BR> <BR> "Stepping on the third rail of politics, President Barack Obama introduced a budget that makes cuts to Social S... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:48:48 EST Sigh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52955194 Never mind the year, people keep forgetting which millennium this is! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/11/se<BR>xist-avengers-t-shirts-_n_3063942.html<BR>?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular </link> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:10:29 EST About the Drug War MYTH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52946407 <link>www.upworthy.com/every-war-on-drugs-<BR>myth-thoroughly-destroyed-by-a-retired<BR>-police-captain?c=upw1 </link> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 01:44:02 EST Call to Action: Make Filing Taxes Cheaper, Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52923628 <em>195</em> <BR> It wouldn't be that difficult or expensive for the I.R.S. to send you a voluntary, pre-filled return based on your tax information -- but tax preparation giants Intuit and H&R Block spent big to stop Congress from making tax filing easier. <BR> <BR> Over the last five years, Intuit alone poured $11.5 million into lobbying to stop easy tax preparation -- more than Apple or Amazon spent on their own lobbying! What does this mean for average tax filers? <BR> <BR> Even thou... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:10:26 EST This says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52887518 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/mi<BR>ke-reynolds-education_n_3038157.html?r<BR>ef=topbar </link> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 21:08:51 EST Stick it to the old people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52857357 <link>www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/i<BR>ts-official-democratic-president-propo<BR>ses-cut-social-security?akid=10296.950<BR>860.Fl9CRc&rd=1&src=newsletter820645&t=8 </link> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 18:19:56 EST No, no, NO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52854825 As a Christian myself I totally oppose this. Isn't freedom of religion one of the founding principles of this nation? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/ch<BR>ristianity-state-religion_n_3022255.html </link> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 14:07:22 EST Playing favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52853438 What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:07:06 EST Talking Points 2: Teaching, Teachers, and Unions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52824834 ACSD is an international, non-partisan organization, founded in 1943. Part of their mission: "The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead." <BR> <BR> Here is a multi-part article that really addresses the dilemma of training and, more importantly, RETAINING the best candidates for teaching positions. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ascd.org/publications/books/10... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:23:59 EST I like this guy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52789928 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/ob<BR>ama-easter-pastor-luis-leon_n_2994627.<BR>html </link> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:48:56 EST Bird is the word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52752755 There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:28:51 EST Now, THAT'S interesting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52706227 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/pr<BR>op-8_n_2952591.html?icid=maing-grid7%7<BR>Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D289481 </link> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:48:19 EST What a hypocrite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52616844 <link>www.irishcentral.com/news/-Bill-ORei<BR>lly-and-Maureen-McPhilmys-divorce-gets<BR>-messy---battle-over-child-custody-and<BR>-religion-199130041.html?page=1 </link> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:09:41 EST A personality type we've all met http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52501116 Last night I overheard a part of a conversation wherein someone was bewailing those lousy, cheating moochers in the lower classes who actually think they deserve an education and health care. You know the ones. The ones who get unemployed and then actually have the NERVE to take the unemployment until they find a job that pays as well as the one they lost. Those lazy good-for-nothings who live in those luxurious public housing projects and eat all that haute cuisine that they get with their $... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:42:55 EST This made me Laugh Out Loud :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52500453 http://action.sumofus.org/a/exxon-taxes/?a<BR>kid=1408.61198.IjXrrY&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2 <BR> <BR> Apparently Exxon is running an ad encouraging more spending on education, while it skips out on half of its tax bill. The petition text? <BR> <BR> "Show you actually support education. Donate your unpaid taxes to the Department of Education." <BR> <BR> Still loling! You rock, Sum of Us! Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:52:58 EST I really never thought I'd say this, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52492823 God bless the Queen! <BR> <BR> <link>gma.yahoo.com/queen-elizabeth-fights<BR>-discrimination-114804600--abc-news-to<BR>pstories.html </link> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:13:35 EST Talking points: Social Security and the deficit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52461676 I don't know about you all, but the breadth of knowledge and information that's required to successfully navigate a discussion with a Fox News conservative is sometimes staggering to me. I KNOW they're wrong, but I just don't have facts or explanations immediately handy. They have the strength of their "beliefs and convictions". They're WRONG most of the time, but they're convinced. Frustrating, to say the least. <BR> <BR> So, if no one else objects, I'm going to post useful and simple expla... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 19:58:02 EST A puzzle for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52455833 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/03055D55567A </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:06:26 EST My mistake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52451342 And here I thought we were living in a free country. <BR> <BR> <link>www.irishcentral.com/news/Florida-Ir<BR>ish-pub-banned-from-flying-tricolor-th<BR>is-St-Patricks-Day-by-law--VIDEO-19628<BR>0581.html </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 00:33:57 EST I thought they were there already http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52435885 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manha<BR>ttan_diary/republican-party-rushing-he<BR>adlong-toward-irrelevance-195539321.html </link> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 22:42:27 EST Who do you get email from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52415815 Just curious if you all are active "clicktivists" like I am? I'm nearly addicted to email groups that auto-send emails to my dear and not-so-dear legislators on any number of liberal issues. For starters I get email from: <BR> <BR> MoveOn <BR> SignOn <BR> Avaaz <BR> Demand Progress <BR> Daily Kos <BR> Emily's List <BR> Moms Rising <BR> UltraViolet <BR> OFA/DNC/DSCC/DCCC (All the Democratic election groups) <BR> PA Cease Fire <BR> PA House Dems <BR> <BR> ... and on and on. <BR> <BR> Am I th... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:10:13 EST The Senate version of VAWA.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52325843 (not the GOP version) has passed the House! List of those who voted against it is unsurprisingly populated by the GOP, and is available for public perusal . Take note for the midterm elections! Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:27:46 EST I love it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52317309 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/ke<BR>ith-ellison-sean-hannity-worst-journal<BR>ist-fox-news_n_2772687.html </link> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:12:26 EST Sometimes "Forced Retirement" is a good thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52317203 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/pa<BR>t-robertson-goodwill-sweaters-demons-p<BR>raying-video_n_2766810.html?utm_hp_ref<BR>=mostpopular </link> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:04:24 EST The Baby Whisperer rides again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52312435 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/ob<BR>ama-rosa-parks_n_2775453.html?1361994944 </link> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:46:15 EST Did anyone watch PBS last night.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52306484 Makers: women who make America? It showed the history of the suffrage movement over the last 50 years..truely excellent! What a relief good programming is after years of being unable to stomach "reality TV". Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:25:35 EST The BEST part of the OSCARS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52278825 <em>334</em> <BR> <link>politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/0<BR>2/25/and-the-biggest-surprise-of-the-n<BR>ight-goes-to-michelle-obama/ </link> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:15:19 EST I just love her!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52261189 <link>youtu.be/Hq-URl9F17Y </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:21:46 EST Another letter to McCain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52257754 Just want to make sure you read this article! Aurora Mom 'Appalled' By McCain's 'Straight Talk' Response Friday, 22 Feb 2013 02:28 PM By Christiana Lilly The mother of a man killed in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting last July said she was “appalled” when Arizona Sen. John McCain told her she needed “some straight talk” on gun-control issues during a town hall meeting in Phoenix. Caren Teves attended the Republican senator’s meeting Wednesday, exactly seven months after her son Alex, ... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 02:01:45 EST Place names "end to end" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52249322 Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:47:09 EST Watch Rachel Maddow tonight-2/18 6pm MSNBC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52181959 This is going to be a zinger on the Iraq war. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:20:56 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52150857 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:12:31 EST Using the filibuster to stop a Senate confirmation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52143968 What is that about? These guys have the honor and maturity of a jackal! (Sorry jackal...I know you have your place and I don't mean to malign you!) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:48:41 EST Elizabeth Warren stumps the committee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52143918 <link>www.upworthy.com/elizabeth-warren-as<BR>ks-the-most-obvious-question-ever-and-<BR>stumps-a-bunch-of-bank?c=upw1 </link> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:43:35 EST VAWA has passed the Senate.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52096609 the Violence Against women Act has passed the Senate today, with only 22 dissenting votes..all of them male and GOP..and among them Mitch McConnell the Senate Minority Leader (R-KY) and Senator Marco Rubio (R- Fla) On to the house..and the next hill to be taken.. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:27:02 EST They're kidding, right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x52065455 I don't know whether to laugh or throw up. <BR> <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/seagal-sheriff-train-<BR>arizonans-guard-schools-023031238.html </link> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:37:00 EST A Valentine puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x52046212 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3C055D502AFC </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:55:39 EST Blue "J" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x51942565 Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:05:29 EST Capping on teachers p***es me off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51841687 <link>www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/27/tea<BR>ch/ </link> <BR> <BR> I was a teacher for a few years when we were on Guam. My husband was always complaining about how much time I put in! <BR> <BR> And I put in a ton of time when I was a teacher as a nun. And of course, that was for NO PAY. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 03:34:07 EST Filibuster: Try to wade through this analysis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51812747 <link>www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/24/11<BR>81721/-Takeaways-from-the-filibuster-f<BR>ight?detail=email </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:00:46 EST So touched today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51757510 to see Myrlie Evers as part of the inaugural ceremonies! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:46:52 EST Proud Americans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51753421 My daughter told me today she is feels so lucky to be at her age (mid 20's) with Barack Obama as our President. I am so proud! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:53:23 EST Facebook? unfriending? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51752001 I never really wanted a Facebook account. When one of my daughter's teachers got really sick and used a private Facebook group to keep us updated on her condition my wife created one for me. Most of my family, coworkers, and acquaintances are arch conservatives so all I see is crap about President Obama, long debunked conspiracy theories, posts of stupid chain letters, etc. Prior to the last election I did go a few times to refute some of the most outlandish crap. <BR> Do any of you guys h... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:12:23 EST A cute bit of history http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51744258 <link>news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/presiden<BR>t-obama-takes-oath-sworn-4-times-17175<BR>7784--election.html </link> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:06:38 EST The "responsible gun owners" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51739266 I believe is what the NRA and others called them, right? <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/north-caro<BR>lina-gun-show-shooting/index.html?hpt=<BR>hp_t3 </link> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:16:03 EST Swearing in ceremonies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51739241 Did any of you watch the Pres/VPres swearing in ceremonies? They were brief...LOL <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2013/01/20/politics/obam<BR>a-inauguration/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:14:28 EST Manmade objects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x51719716 Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:50:36 EST The devil you say! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51682141 <link>news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/satani<BR>sts-planning-rally-florida-gov-rick-sc<BR>ott-231148312.html </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:15:15 EST How much for "none of your business?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51666183 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/ju<BR>ice-bar-liberal-surcharge_n_2480906.ht<BR>ml?1358283909&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtml<BR>ws-main-bb%7Cdl5%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D257588 </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:18:12 EST "N" the beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x51604103 Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:48:28 EST Joe, Joe, Joe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51597557 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/jo<BR>e-biden-silver-bullet_n_2459150.html?1<BR>357942463&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-m<BR>ain-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D256324 </link> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:30:11 EST Making Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51587599 So, I have been watching this season's Biggest Loser on Hulu and something that Dr. H said to one of the contestants has stuck with me for a couple of days now and I wanted to share it with my teams: <BR> <BR> "If I told you that you had lymphoma, would you take 2 hours out of your day for chemo?" <BR> <BR> The implication was clear. The long-term effect of obesity is every bit as deadly as lymphoma, perhaps even moreso. So why won't we take the time out of our day to "treat" that? <BR> ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:37:34 EST Oh-KAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51577758 <link>www.irishcentral.com/story/sport/sea<BR>n_oshea/-notre-dames-defeat-by-alabama<BR>-was-gods-plan-claims-religious-zealot<BR>---video-186157771.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:04:07 EST If he's THAT broke... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51574300 Maybe he shouldn't be dining out in the first place. In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "what a maroon!" <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/ta<BR>x-protester-leaves-note-instead-tip-ph<BR>oto_n_2441924.html?icid=maing-grid10%7<BR>Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl18%7Csec1_lnk3%26p<BR>Lid%3D255164 </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:02:36 EST Conspiracy theory... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51564234 Try this one out: <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/08/11<BR>77320/-Obama-staged-Newtown-shooting-w<BR>ith-crisis-actors-says-professor-who-i<BR>s-totally-not-a-crackpot?detail=email# </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:58:24 EST Can I get an "amen?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51545155 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/go<BR>d-wants-spiritual-fruit-church-sign_n_<BR>2426026.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing6<BR>%7Cdl35%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D254209 </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:09:10 EST I'd watch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51502138 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/jo<BR>e-biden-reality-show-petition_n_241118<BR>5.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main<BR>-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D253324 </link> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:19:00 EST Talk about poetic justice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51485938 <link>news.yahoo.com/mitt-romney-got-47-pe<BR>rcent-175320929--abc-news-politics.html </link> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 13:00:01 EST School subjects A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x51485643 There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:40:04 EST Our courts in action http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51473380 Nice to know they're on top of such life-altering issues. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/fl<BR>ip-off-police_n_2403563.html </link> <BR> <BR> Mind you, I suspect most cops are thrilled any day the WORST they get is "the finger!" Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:51:12 EST Bravo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51462478 Stories like this are why I continue to have hope. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-diaz/lgb<BR>t-tolerance_b_2397363.html?utm_hp_ref=<BR>gay-voices&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-<BR>main-bb%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D252397 </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:57:45 EST The best and worst political decisions of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51404054 <link>www.irishcentral.com/news/The-five-s<BR>martest-and-five-worst-political-decis<BR>ions-of-2012-185270202.html </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:01:56 EST A Christmas puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14280x326x51295696 <link>www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C0055D539D14 </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:25:05 EST I'd pay money to see that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51292794 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/ba<BR>rack-michelle-obama-people-interview_n<BR>_2339526.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtml<BR>ws-main-bb%7Cdl24%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D248856 </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 01:02:08 EST I've signed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51292721 <link>www.demandaplan.org/ </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:46:50 EST Climbing on my soapbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51280233 I am absolutely disgusted to learn that the Westboro Baptist "Church" is still tax-exempt. Their screed is the polar opposite of the teachings of the Jesus they claim to worship. Now they claim that God engineered the Newtown school massacre. MY God doesn't murder babies. I'm sorry to hear theirs does. but that totally rules out any semblance to Christianity (or just about any other major religion, come to that). <BR> <BR> They are a hate group, pure and simple. It's past time to stop fundin... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:32:23 EST Do you think they got it right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51263895 <link>www.time.com/time/ </link> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:21:15 EST Did he cause Hurricane Sandy too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51260423 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/or<BR>ly-taitz-sandy-hook-obama_n_2325671.ht<BR>ml?ir=Education&ref=topbar </link> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:45:12 EST I'll be watching the news conference on Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51256687 because I am really wanting to know what they plan to do... <BR> <BR> <link>news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/nra-brea<BR>ks-silence-horrific-senseless-newtown-<BR>massacre-214755738--politics.html </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:20:57 EST I'm going to keep my fingers crossed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51255679 because I am just HOPING that the President does NOT cave...but.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/ob<BR>ama-social-security-fiscal-cliff_n_231<BR>9850.html </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:21:32 EST Good news, I hope.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51251500 <link>money.cnn.com/2012/12/18/news/cerber<BR>us-bushmaster/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:10:41 EST A good start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51251473 <link>www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/justice/conne<BR>cticut-dicks-guns/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 </link> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:08:58 EST RIP Senator Inouye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51246630 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/da<BR>niel-inouye-dead-dies_n_2316242.html?i<BR>cid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl<BR>2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D247008 </link> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:27:15 EST The debate starts again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51214796 My ex is a gun enthusiast. He thinks guns should be as available as bubble gum at the dime store. After the NFL player killed himself and his girlfriend two weeks ago, ex said to me, "guns are only the symptom, not the problem." When I reminded him that it's extremely hard to use anything that isn't there, he said that people killed each other with knives long before guns were invented. While that's true, I seriously doubt the school shooter could have mowed down 28 people with a knife unchal... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:49:48 EST Wow! Glad to join a group of like-minded folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x326x51213483 Greetings. I am a fellow liberal and pleasantly surprised that there is a group for my political views here. As a single mom and graduate student, I have serious time constraints; but my passion for activism drives me to seek out others who have similar views. I care about social and economic justice, human rights (in general), and support equality for all human beings. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here, getting healthy with fellow liberals :) Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:57:21 EST Oh, give me a break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51179353 MY brain should be so "fried!" <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/ca<BR>thie-adams-obama_n_2278613.html?icid=m<BR>aing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Cs<BR>ec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D244376 </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:04:08 EST Maureen Dowd Gets It Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x326x51144142 <link>www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/s<BR>unday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?em<BR>c=tnt&tntemail1=y&_r=0 </link> <BR> <BR> A Lost Civilization Sun, 9 Dec 2012 10:41:08 EST