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Apr 15, 2014 MikeBoyScout commented on Rodney Tom's Legacy Is Megalomania, Not Successful Bipartisanship.
Normally I might feel sorry for King Tom and his family's health issues. After all, nearly nobody wants someone else to suffer for some ephemeral political objective. Oh wait .... that's exactly what Rodney Tom did!

This state has issues which need to be addressed. Rodney Tom did all he could to not address them for his own benefit.

While I don't buy he has a problem with kidney stones and has a problem with what his polls show him, I won't lose any sleep if I find out he's in daily terrible pain as his karma passes through him.
Dec 13, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Boeing CEO Ray Conner Is a Dick.
I'm sure any day now the head Boeing dick, Diamond Jim, is going to announce he's giving up his $250K+ / month pension for the benefit of competitiveness.
This announcement will be followed immediately by his announcement that pigs fly.
Dec 11, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on The GET Program Is Not an Investment; It Is Insurance.
It is hard for people to understand because they are constantly fed a load of horse shit from 1%ers who suck at the teat of government like the brain dead useless UW administrator and over paid 'president', Michael Young.

Dude ain't qualified. Surprise!

The "ticking time bomb" is what will happen to the citizens who depend upon idiots like Young to run their educational institutions.
Dec 6, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Fuck You, Rick Santorum.
apropos, so (via - http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/a…)

"It's a constant theme of conservatism to falsely take credit for the progressive causes of yesteryear while attempting to destroy contemporary ones. It bears repeating: in 1776, a conservative was a Tory. In 1860, a centrist advocated more compromises and a conservative was a Confederate or Confederate sympathizer. In 1880, a conservative was a friend of the robber barons. In 1930, conservatives advocated that the elderly die in the streets rather than receive Social Security. In 1955, a conservative was a McCarthyite red-baiter. In 1965, a conservative was a Beatles-hating, MLK-hating opponent of Medicare, civil rights and birth control. In 1986 conservatives were calling Mandela a terrorist while clandestinely selling arms to Iran to funding fascist Central American death squads. In 1996 conservatives were led by Newt Gingrich and impeached Bill Clinton over sex acts. In 2006 they were committing war crimes in Iraq while trying to private Social Security and subvert the justice department.

It's not any different in 2013. The issues change, but the heart and soul of conservatism remains the same."
Dec 6, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Nelson Mandela Is a Symbol of the Possible.
I do remember Goldy.
And I remember the tears of joy I shed the day Madiba was finally released from prison.

Madiba dared not only to imagine, he dedicated his life to bringing his dreams for peaceful co-existence from imagination to reality.

Astonishing? there is no word or group of words in English that adequately express what Madiba accomplished against absolutely impossible odds with determination, grit and grace. ah, the grace of the man.
Dec 6, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Fuck You, Rick Santorum.
oh, come on!
If Saint Ronald Reagan had had his way Mandella would have died in prison.

Let's not forget, that Santorum is a "pro-life" Roman Catholic who understands that apartheid is just like getting affordable health care.

Dec 1, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Wage War.
@55 Homple on December 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM,

How does one ignore gravity in airplane design?
Or if you prefer, how does one account for gravity in airplane design?
Dec 1, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Wage War.
Those who have reflexively come out here against making Seattle's minimum wage a more livable wage either are not willing to take time to understand the history of minimum wage hikes upon economies or are just too damn lazy to do anything but lap up the nonsense propaganda of the 1%.

Remember this, one of the arguments against abolishing slavery in this country is that it would make our exports uncompetitive. How'd that go?
Sep 28, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on House Republicans: Kill Obamacare or Shut Down Government.
John Boehner's 113th Congress is certainly the worst performing House in history and the way this is going they'll have a chance at being declared the most irresponsible.

I expect he has the votes for the going nowhere proposal he's pushing, and when it goes back over to the Senate, House Leader and nutbag, Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) is sure to invoke his privileges for debate pushing the date the Senate can actually take up the matter to late next week, and bringing a shutdown this Tuesday.

And once the shutdown commences we should expect the Republicans to be further entrenched in their ridiculous position. What's the point to the CRAZY! caucus accepting in 2 weeks what they've refused this week?

As bad as the shutdown will be for many people (not the least of which are our uniformed service members who shall not see their paycheck on Tuesday), it is an opportunity for reasonable people to put an end to Republican teabagging assholes in November 2014. If we don't, there will be more of this.

Aug 28, 2013 MikeBoyScout commented on Fifty Years Ago Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Marched on Washington to Demand a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage.
@8 Seattleblues ,
Probably it is too much for me to ask that you have the foggiest idea what you're talking about before you comment.
You have demonstrably shown you've no idea (a) how goods and services are priced (b) what can or could cause inflation (c) that a "minimum" wage is not left only for entry level workers.

But, hey, ignorance is bliss, right?