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  1. Caller no. 8 says:

    What To Watch Out For In The Supreme Court’s Big Remaining Cases

    The Supreme Court is in the home stretch. There are just three days left in this term — Wednesday, Thursday and next Monday — when the justices are scheduled to hand down opinions. Until these cases are decided, however, the fate of women seeking reproductive care, workers and their unions, criminal suspects with cell phones and a president thwarted by a recalcitrant Senate remain uncertain.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/06/24/3452333/what-to-watch-out-for-in-the-supreme-courts-seven-big-remaining-cases/

  2. fi says:

    Dancing in the moonlight……………………..http://youtu.be/0yBnIUX0QAE

  3. Caller no. 8 says:

    Court Rules No Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional and Must Be Reformed

    Court Orders Government to Give Plaintiffs in ACLU Lawsuit a Chance to Clear Their Names

    http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/06/24-5

  4. Caller no. 8 says:

    ACLU’s Report on Police Militarization Finds Weapons and Tactics of War Used Disproportionately Against People of Color

    Report shows injustice, suffering, caused by SWAT teams deployed for low-level police work, not crises

    http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/06/24-4

    • nebdem says:

      Thanks for the link!

    • waverly says:

      – SWAT teams deployed for low-level police work –

      Part of the on-going militarization of our police forces. In addition to the DOD is giving away military vehicles to local law enforcement as well. Sheeesh.

    • msolomon2 says:

      This militarization is a major disaster to Democracy, it needs to end, it needs to be reversed! I’ve many times joking said you can’t have a police-state without the militarized-police, but it’s not a joke we are seeing the instrument of control being created for the authoritarian corporate-fascist police-state. This is how they stomp-out dissent.

  5. Caller no. 8 says:

    North Carolinians Flood the State Legislature for a Massive Moral Monday Sit-In and Plan-In to Launch New Phase of Voter Mobilization with Moral March to the Polls

    Fifteen arrested for expressing moral dissent over extremist agenda pushed by NC legislative leadership after Moral Monday rally draws thousands

    http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/06/24-3

    • nebdem says:

      Greetings, Caller!

      • Caller no. 8 says:

        Hiya, Neb. Still at work here, pardon my haphazard attention. Wish the boss would. 😉

        • nebdem says:

          🙂

          I hope all is going well at work, don’t let the boss catch you, and if he does tell him you got an email alert about Star Trek! For with Star Trek we are all doing the right thing! He won’t mind 🙂

  6. Caller no. 8 says:

    Senate Democrats Re-up Their Dark-Money Disclosure Bill—and Dare GOPers to Block It

    The 2014 elections are awash in dark money—and it’s only getting worse. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity alone plans to spend $125 million or more on this year’s elections. In response, Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their efforts to put anonymous political spending in the headlines. On Tuesday, a group of Democrats introduced a rebooted version of the DISCLOSE Act, a bill intended to cast light on political dark money, which spiked from $69 million in 2008 to $310 million in 2012.

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/06/senate-disclose-act-dark-money-mitch-mcconnell

    • nebdem says:

      In my opinion the Senate should be barred from raising political monies to fund campaigns. The Senate ought to revert back to ‘indirect representation,’ wherein the State nominates and also selects a back-up Senator to send to D.C. True, gerrymandering is a problem with this scenario, but to remove the Senate from the influence of Lobbyist would be one of the best things this country could do right now. It is fine for the House to spend their time raising campaign funds, but the Senate ought to be removed from the process altogether, considering they have a more responsible position in the Congress.

      Yes, I know that people (citizens) would take it as an insult to have their right to vote for a Senator taken away, but it has done more harm than good giving the people the right to vote for Senator. Gerrymandering issues aside, removing the Senate from the racket would have such an impact on this country, it would completely remove legalized bribery from the Senate; which in the end is a good start.

      • msolomon2 says:

        The gerrymandering needs to be removed nationwide, and the money pulled out of politics. Make it public finance and ABSOLUTE disclosure. Not to mention ending the revolving door politics in and out of government to corporate “lobbying” and “consulting”.

        • nebdem says:

          Greetings, MS!

          The gerrymandering needs to be countered. It is going to take awhile to get to a polace where the districts can be redrawn, I think after a census, but it would probably be somewhere out to 10 years, but it can be done then…Well, I think so, not certain about the logsitics.

          • msolomon2 says:

            It’s been argued lately that we are at a time where we need to make a few additions to the constitution (and maybe cut a few things too, like the damn gunz!), maybe that’s the way to go, rather then state by state.

  7. nebdem says:

    Greetings! How is everyone doing tonight? Great Soccer action! I’m so thrilled I watched that game where that guy bit that other guy! One of the defining moments of the First Round, also Greece scoring in stoppage time on a penalty kick!

    • waverly says:

      Hi Neb, trying to figure out what I got to make for dinner tonight. How ’bout you? Enjoying soccer I see.

      • nebdem says:

        Greetings, Waverly! How about Shish kabobs?!

        • waverly says:

          I’m thinking perhaps whole wheat penne pasta mixed with sauteed zucchini and a salad.

          • nebdem says:

            That sounds great! Good thing you remembered to make something! Have you been able to watch any television series lately?

            • waverly says:

              Ok I’m back, just finished dinner. Haven’t had time to be watching any new television, been too busy trying to land a job.

              • nebdem says:

                I hope dinner was up to your satisfaction? Best of luck also to your search!

                • waverly says:

                  Dinner was good 🙂 Thanks for the words of encouragement Neb. Sometimes just a simple “good luck” or “best wishes” helps get me through the day.

                • nebdem says:

                  No problem! Just stay vigilant while out there because you never know what insane gobbler is out there looking for an easy mark. Keep your eyes open and consider bring a cane or something strong to protect yourself in the event of.

                • waverly says:

                  LOL, will do Neb.

  8. Caller no. 8 says:

    These 204 Republicans Don’t Want to Punish Companies That Steal Workers’ Wages

    On Thursday, House liberals introduced an amendment to a defense spending bill that would forbid the government from handing out contracts to companies that jack their employees’ pay. The amendment barely passed, with 25 Republicans voting with Democrats in favor of the measure. But most GOPers—204 of them—voted against the change.
    (list included)

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/06/republicans-wage-theft-congressional-progressive-caucus

    Would have been bigger news if they had actually blocked the amendment, but still 204 boldly pro-ripoff lawmakers? May the question of why haunt them to election day.

    • waverly says:

      Would have been bigger news??? Not necessarily. However, it surely would have been a major fukup had it been blocked. Here’s to one less effed-up thing in the world today.

  9. nebdem says:

    The DNC and the Democratic leadership needs to correct their position on the IRS kerfuffle. There may not be smoke because there may not have been a fire, I myself saw no big issue with the IRS targeting groups abusing the 501 C4, since most of these groups showed up to politic in the first place, something forbidden by the status of a 501 C4, but the gaffes coming from the IRS, and the situation with the emails is something the White House needs to stop defending. It will only lead to something bad for the Democrats if they keep supporting the IRS in this situation, and considering the IRS has been not been forthright and upfront, actually misleading, it leads me to wonder why the White House is not distancing themselves from this right now when a majority of the people in this country smell a rat? The longer this goes on, and if in the chance that the ‘lost’ emails are somehow retrieved (highly unlikely) where ever the trail leads will not be good for the Democrats.

    • bebe says:

      Dear nebdem…absolutely delightful to see you today. Hope you are doing well…dinner time so I must catch you some other time. How is Millie doing ? Pomchi sending smooches to both of you. She had a spa day and smells so good and is clean. 🙂

    • msolomon2 says:

      reich-wingers whining they were being targeted, they were only targeted to the extent that they are the ones in the majority to be doing these corrupt abuses. they’re only whining cuz they got caught!

      • nebdem says:

        I agree, they whined about it and were clearly creating the groups to use those groups as a tax exempt political trumpet. I think the criticism of the IRS is valid though in the overall of this issue, bc if the shoe were on the other foot this story would be leading off every night on Democratic leaning sites, channels.

        • msolomon2 says:

          well that’s the thing there were some “left” organizations targeted, just not so many, because they were doing their job for a change and actually looking at these organizations. Traditionally they just plain ignored these organizations for fear of this very reaction, and they should be investigating them. If they are doing these things, are clearly purely political as these reich-wing ones so often so clearly are, they should be targeted and brought down.

          • nebdem says:

            The longer it remains in the news the more of a liability it will be if more things come out about the incompetence of the IRS. Though, there may be no smoke nor even a fire, the useless approach of trying to defend the IRS and make this a partisan issue on the Democratic side is pointless, just let them twist in the wind, more people hate the IRS than want to take their word on anything.

  10. Caller no. 8 says:

    Cold Dead Star May Be a Giant Diamond

    Astronomers aren’t being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.

    Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers said.

    http://www.space.com/26335-coldest-white-dwarf-star-diamond.html

    cue the Floyd

  11. nebdem says:

    On another note:

    Hillary Clinton needs to shut up right now. If she wants to wiggle her way into the national discussion she ought announce right now that she is running. The only thing she is doing right now is making it all the more difficult for the President, in my opinion.

    By forcing herself into the weekly news cycle she is weakening the position of the President and the party. Weakening him right now because she prefers to parse every decision he makes and say whatever is contrary to show a difference, and about how she would handle the situations facing the President differently.

    She is weakening the party because she is undermining it, which isn’t something new considering that she and her husband have been undermining Obama for at least 6 years now when it serves their purpose. One could argue whether or not Obama is a surrogate to the Clinton’s because they harp in at every opportunity to influence the party for their ends.

    Yes, Bill stumped for Obama in the 2012 DNC Convention, but it overshadowed the President, and Bill is always about himself and his legacy. Same can be said about Hillary. I’m still upset with her for playing the race card in the lead up to the 2008 election, not to leave out the origination of the whole “Birther” nonsense. Yes, she is intricate in the “Birther” nonsense, because she simply could have stopped it, but her desire to become the nominee led her to leave it up in the air when she first addressed the issue.

    While some Democrats may have no issue with Hillary being in the weekly news cycle, I for one am tired of her right now, I have no desire to vote for her. I would rather vote for someone else than a Clinton, and if it is again a Clinton vs Bush election, well… I’m not voting for a Party in that election, I don’t see the benefit of voting for either of those two families, it is disgraceful if both families are on the ticket, because it smells of hereditary constitutionalism. And, I’m aware that if I say I won’t vote for Hillary those on the far left will call me sexist, but so be it.

    Sadly, if the Democrats get smashed in the Mid-Terms, which I think is a high probability, well, Hillary would love to have a Republican led Congress, though the 2016 national election should even it back out since Democrats vote more in National elections than in Mid-Terms.

    Either way, she is a liability to the Party right now when she tries to appear as a power player whom is not elected and whom has not announced she is running for President yet, True it is rather early to announce that, but it doesn’t help that she is out there right now second guessing the President on issues, when she ought to be silent about policy decisions.

    I guess in the end the real question is how is winning right now in he jockeying for the Obama Campaign database, the Holy Grail right now for whomever hopes to win the Nomination from the party? Is Joe Biden even a viable candidate? Do the Democrats have another person out there who can make a dent in the Primary season? Martin O’Malley is a name, but he has some things in his past that can cause trouble. Mark Warner may be too Blue-Dog in some aspects for the party, but does have a record of being able to gain support from the other side of the aisle. Amy Klobuchar could cause a problem to Hillary, she doesn’t have the notoriety or is that well known, but that doesn’t necessarily hurt her. It would be interesting to see her debate Hillary. Also, as a firebrand, Brian Schweitzer, could throw some fireworks in the debate against Clinton, and would offer an interesting rebuttal to Joe Biden, who knows?

    • nebdem says:

      Correction: Who for how, in the last paragraph, and the for he, in the first sentence also of the last paragraph.

    • waverly says:

      hard to stay out of the limelight, she does after all have a book to sell 🙄

    • You know she had a hard time growing-up poor in the ghetto, then being broke and middle class raising a daughter all by herself–she is just like the rest of us.

      • nebdem says:

        Don’t insult the salt of the earth, Jack. We are blessed to have such a storied example of the ‘can do’ spirit in action!

  12. Caller no. 8 says:

    Why Mormons Reduced This Woman To Tears

    “I couldn’t really read all the words because I was crying and sobbing, but my eyes focused on, ‘We have chosen to excommunicate you,’”

    http://thinkprogress.org/home/2014/06/24/3452713/mormon-church-excommunicates-womens-rights-leader-just-as-they-always-have/

  13. Caller no. 8 says:

    The Ghoulish Face of Empire

    The black-clad fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sweeping a collapsing army and terrified Iraqis before them as they advance toward Baghdad, reflect back to us the ghoulish face of American empire.

    by Chis Hedges

    http://www.nationofchange.org/ghoulish-face-empire-1403618738

      • waverly says:

        we know who ya meant 😉

        • Caller no. 8 says:

          I really need to get to the optometrist while I have the coverage.

        • Hobette says:

          Wave, here you can ask Walker “Are you still doing it?” http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/stilldoingit.html?akid=618.64039.dMKbur&rd=1&t=4
          I doubt he’d answer us, but IMO it can’t hurt to put the pressure on.

          • FOUR EYES says:

            Guaranteed he’d lie either way, Gramz.. 🐻 ….8-)

            • Hobette says:

              I’m sure, but like I said, amping up the pressure can’t hurt, right? I hope you’ll put your name on it, too–power in numbers.
              How are you and your lovely wife these days?

              • FOUR EYES says:

                Of course I did, Gramz..All is tickey-boo here..well, for the most part..LOL….8-)

                • Hobette says:

                  Alrighty then Mr. Mysterious. 🙄 You must be quite busy. I saw your kittehs vs. mouse pics–been there, saw that! Has one of them ever left a gift of mouse on your pillow? “Look! I saved one for you!” 😯

                • FOUR EYES says:

                  Oh yeah..they’ve pulled EVERY trick over the years!..Have “lull” in biz right now so trying to get the grounds straightened out–a couple more days and I can do some auto maintenance I’ve been putting off..I’ll never catch up..There, I said it….8-)

                • Hobette says:

                  A 4-3y3s work is never done, right? So different from when I first met you, as you spent all that time playing hurry-up-and-wait. {{{HUGS}}}

    • msolomon2 says:

      I keep getting a chuckle out of this when we hear about them taking over areas and directing traffic, filling pot-holes in the roads, those kinds of things… Kinda sounds like they might be doing better at governance then the corrupt and worthless government they are replacing.

  14. Caller no. 8 says:

    Brit Hume Blasts O’Reilly’s Plan For Immigrant Children: ‘What Are You Going To Do, Shoot Them?’

    Brit Hume was not happy with the ‘O’Reilly Plan’ for immigration reform and how to handle children of immigrants, and he let him know it on Fox News Monday night.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/06/brit-hume-blasts-oreillys-treatment

    • msolomon2 says:

      Wasn’t it newt who was all for removing the anti-child labour laws? Maybe that’s the plan, more non-union workers for their corporate-masters!!! Sounds like a typical reich-wing plan!

  15. Caller no. 8 says:

    A Secret Plan to Close Social Security’s Offices and Outsource Its Work

    Does the document, entitled “Long Term Strategic Vision and Vision Elements,” really propose shuttering all field offices? The answer, buried beneath a barrage of obfuscatory consultantese, clearly seems to be “yes.” Worse, the report also suggests that many of the SSA’s critical functions could soon be outsourced to private-sector partners and contractors.

    by Richard Eskow

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/06/24-7

    • msolomon2 says:

      all about the “redistribution of wealth” form the People to the 1%ers and corporates through “privatization”.

  16. msolomon2 says:

    Tea Party’s embarrassing irony: How its ideal nation rejects basic American beliefs
    http://www.salon.com/2014/06/21/tea_partys_embarrassing_irony_how_its_ideal_nation_rejects_basic_american_beliefs/
    interesting article.

  17. termgirl says:

    “Issa Blamed IBM Software For Loss Of 22 Million Bush Emails:”
    (Hypocritical, piece of crap… oh, and a crook.)

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/06/issa-blamed-ibm-software-loss-22-million .

  18. Can anyone interpret this t-shirt?

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