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A Boy Named Sue
Author: Raine    Date: 07/31/2014 13:21:17

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama for not enforcing the ACA.
In a 225-to-201 party-line vote, Republicans authorized the House to move forward with a lawsuit against Mr. Obama for his application of the Affordable Care Act, which they argue has been selective and intended to delay the law’s most undesirable aspects.
Yes, this after voting to defund and repeal the Affordable care acts over 50 times, they are now voting to sue the president for not following the law.
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44 comments (Latest Comment: 08/07/2014 11:43:00 by kellytame)

Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-07-30 10:22:30

The Republicans are playing their cards close to the chest. Everyone is wondering what it's going to be: lawsuit or impeachment? What's the best way to waste a lot of taxpayer money on a pointless exercise designed to fire up the most right-wing of the base? The bigger question should be - what do they possibly hope to accomplish, other than career suicide?
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45 comments (Latest Comment: 07/30/2014 20:32:13 by Mondobubba)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/29/2014 10:32:32

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,678th day in Afghanistan.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing war, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,337
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125

We find this morning's cost of war passing through:

$ 1, 553, 033, 350, 000 .00

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43 comments (Latest Comment: 07/29/2014 21:55:27 by BobR)

Whirlwind weekend
Author: Raine    Date: 07/28/2014 13:10:52

Up late after a whirlwind weekend.

I was out of the loop for 48 hours, to be honest. My sister decided at the tender age of not quite 40 to marry her longtime partner of 10 years.

It was a beautiful ceremony.

I came home to a garden full of fresh vegetables and a relaxing evening with my partner.
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43 comments (Latest Comment: 07/28/2014 21:46:40 by Raine)

Blogged Out
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 07/27/2014 13:44:24

Well, good morning good people! I had a brilliant post planned, then overslept and now must leave for my job. The one that actually pays me, not this one. ;)
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 07/27/2014 15:11:32 by Will in Chicago)

Proud Papa
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/26/2014 11:59:17

Good Morning.

A very busy day in the offing - I'm headed to my ancestral homeland this morning on my very first Bugles Across America mission. My friend's father has passed, and he was a USN veteran of the Korean era and is to be buried with military honours today. I shall humbly offer a rendition of Taps at the appropriate time.

We're a week back from Scout camp today, and another fine week was had by all. Unlike last summer, I did not feel compelled to walk all over camp and remember places and things from my days as a Scout some 30 years back. Nay, I was merely an adult in camp.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 07/27/2014 13:31:21 by velveeta jones)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/25/2014 13:21:37

ugh - thought I thought of a good blog but my brain isn't working. So in honor of this weekend being Comic-Con let me share with your some adorable cosplay pets.

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13 comments (Latest Comment: 07/25/2014 21:14:41 by Mondobubba)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/25/2014 13:21:21

ugh - thought I thought of a good blog but my brain isn't working. So in honor of this weekend being Comic-Con let me share with your some adorable cosplay pets.

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10 comments (Latest Comment: 07/25/2014 16:51:18 by TriSec)

Another missing plane…
Author: Raine    Date: 07/24/2014 13:06:58

This has been a bad week for international air travel.
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 07/24/2014 22:15:00 by Will in Chicago)

I Could Healthcare Less
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-07-23 11:51:28

Ever since Hillary Clinton dropped a fifty pound document describing a new health plan for America back when her husband was president, the Republicans have been dead-set against anything that comes between a patient and their insurance company. People like to say "America is #1", but the reality is that about the only things we're number one at are things not to be proud of, including bankruptcies because of medical bills.

That hasn't stopped the Republicans from trying to prevent any sort of healthcare reforms or health insurance regulations. When they couldn't stop the ACA from becoming law, they made it their life mission to destroy it. Over fifty votes later in the Republican-controlled House, they still haven't been able to repeal it.

What they haven't been able to accomplish via legislative means they might actually accomplish via the courts (or - in their words - "legislating from the bench", which they rail against until it goes their way).
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38 comments (Latest Comment: 07/23/2014 22:12:46 by Scoopster)

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