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State vs Local salares. Interesting graphics

I stumbled across this.

It's a guy who compared state government salaries opposed to local government salaries. He broke it down by industry.

I haven't reached a judgement on it. I just found it interesting. Feel free to look at it.

Anti-Obamacare Ads ACTUALLY INCREASED ENROLLMENT (Thanks, TeaTards!)

Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi observed "a positive association between the anti-ACA spending and ACA enrollment." Spending on negative Obamacare ads has outpaced spending on positive ads 15 to 1, according to media research. In Senate races where Democrats are running for re-election, which have been the major targets for anti-Obamacare ads, Yaraghi detected a spike in enrollment.

"This implies that anti-ACA ads may unintentionally increase the public awareness about the existence of a governmentally subsidized service and its benefits for the uninsured," Yaraghi wrote of his findings.

Republican Clownshoes: Boner sues Obama over NOT IMPLEMENTING OBAMACARE FAST ENOUGH!

You cannot make this shit up.

"House Republicans intend to sue the Obama administration for unilaterally delaying the employer responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, Politico reported on Thursday, in effect trying to speed up the implementation of the health care law.

The lawsuit will come after the administration twice delayed the provision — which requires employers with more than 50 employees to pay a fine if they don’t offer affordable quality coverage — citing complaints from firms that claimed they wouldn’t be ready to meet its requirement by 2014.

Is The President ILL?


Something is wrong, here. He looks detached, gaunt, and has an ashen complexion. I think he has lost interest in the job. Most everyone on television has remarked on it, including some democrats. With the situation the world is in now, whoever sits in the White House has to be functioning at 100%. Does he still smoke three packs per day? That's what I've read. I'm betting he walks in one day--and resigns. To be CEO of the United States, you have to have a serious resume'. Maybe there's something to all his "present" votes in the Senate?

How To Lead From Behind

About half way through the clip, we can see exactly what the president means by--I'll lead from behind.

How to organize a buy-cott

and out-Alinsky the Alinsky-ites...

Hobby Lobby probably has a website where you can order things.

Right-wing media's JANUARY petition to Free Bergdahl "by any means necessary"!_1-2014-_PJ_Media_Encourages_Readers_to_Sign_Petition_to_Free_Bergdahl_By_Any_Means_Necessary/comments/

PJ Media being one of the big right-wing Teabagging outlets, lest we all forget.

Whoopsie! Guess all our Swamp Bubbles Tea-Tards were for it before they were against it, eh?

Gun Nuts Tell Other Gun Nuts to Knock It Off, They're Too Nuts

The nation’s staunchest defender of the Second Amendment has told gun activists in Texas who insist on carrying assault-style rifles in public places to knock it off.

In a statement issued late last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called out so-called “open carry” groups in Texas that have been frightening restaurant customers and motorists by approaching them while carrying AK-47s and AR-15s.

The NRA applauded Texas for a “robust gun culture,” but noted that a number of activists had “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness.”


Right-wing Pussies like DTOM, Fred, Galt, GZ, and MikeyA To #OccupyDC Starting Today

Yes it's true, tens of millions of Teabaggers are going to magically appear in DC today and take over the government by camping out and demonstrating. You know, like #Occupy but with old fat nutjob armed Teabaggers riding their Rascal scooters around and waving their misspelled, racist signs.

ADMIN EDIT - taken off the front page for inappropriate post, but kept up as an example of what is wrong.

US Gov't-run healthcare failures uncovered!

Finally it is being proven that this is the culture and when I was volunteering at the VA in Ann Arbor this was the norm and not the exception.

I believe the Dept of Veterans Affairs needs to be completely dismantled. A completely new entity needs to be constructed as the current one is so badly broken it is beyond repair.

If the reports are accurate, Donald Sterling should be forced to sell his NBA franchise.

There is a recording purported to be the voice of Donald Sterling telling his girl friend, [Sterling is married, just not to this very young woman], ordering her, among other things, not to bring African-Americans to "my games." His girl friend is reported to be half African-American and half Mexican.


First of all, let me make it clear that Jeb Bush is NOT the person I want to be POTUS. I want a mainstream Democrat to win the 2016 election. I just believe that too many strongly ideological conservatives are blinded to any candidates other than the Rick Santorum/Ted Cruz/Rand Paul/Sarah Palin types. BTW -- This is NOT meant to be an exclusive nor exhaustive list of candidates "acceptable" to the right-wingers. But it seems as though, Republicans who see some value in compromise on some issues have no chance at all of winning the Republican nomination for POTUS.

Birtherism/Racism on SwampBubbles

Yet another Birtherism post on the front page by yet another right-wing nutjob. Who else is sick of this racism and irrational, idiotic, right wing crap?

Senate Liberals Go Ape$#!t, End Up Admitting Taxes Are Too High

Senate Democrats Introduce Tax Cut Bill for Workers

"Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and two other prominent Senate Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday to update the Tax Code to help workers and families keep more of what they earn, but also double the penalty on tax preparers who do not follow the Internal Revenue Service’s due diligence requirements for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit."

The Banksters Strike Again!

54 SEPARATE VOTES to repeal Obamacare, here's the list

What's the definition of insanity again?

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Dear "Fiscally Conservative" "Republicans" on SB: Please tell me how the taxpayer dollars spent by the House GOP in pursuit of their futile goal have NOT been wasted and are in fact completely justified.

More BS Obamacare stories, brought to you by the Koch Bros.

Americans For Prosperity is struggling to find a way to attack Obamacare that fits the facts.

The Koch-funded conservative activist group is spending millions of dollars on TV ads aimed at undermining the Affordable Care Act and unseating Democratic senators who voted for it in their 2014 reelection fights.

But the ads keep falling flat upon examination of their claims.


The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS, has died at age 84.

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for protesting military funerals and other sensitive situations while holding signs with anti-gay sentiments, such as "God Hate Fags" and "Thank God for 9/11."

According to the church's website,, Phelps and his followers mission is to show Americans their transgressions and abominations.

Just another day at the office.

Barack Obama is president, Michelle Obama is the First Lady and "12 Years a Slave" won the Oscar for Best Picture. Isn't this a great country?



If the Grammy Awards represent the best in musical entertainment, then the recording industry has hit (pardon the pun) rock bottom. Here's my summarized review of the show:

At any point during the festivities, was the host speaking English?

Did the country music kid who played the piano and sang some song about being invisible ever actually hit a note found on any known scale?

Beyonce should appreciate the fact that since she's black, undulating around your husband isn't considered "twerking." (I guess it's one of those double standards.)

Did I hear it wrong or did the lyrics of the new Paul McCartney song include "O-U-T spells out"? (Made me yearn for a Yoko Ono performance.)

On a positive note, I was glad to see that the Star Wars Stormtroopers have taken up a career in music. (Album of the Year--impressive!)

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