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I am an 'older' progressive; a holdover from the hippie generation. I have raised 3 children, am a proud grandmother, and an outspoken political junkie. I have worked in the healthcare field for 30 years, both for insurance companies and for the other side, so I know my way around the health care industry. I have forgotten more than anyone should ever know about our health care system. Bad enough that my memory loss is insufficient to erase all of the dishonest policies of the insurance industry, I even have memories of fraud on the provider side as well.

I was a whistleblower in the mid-90's, reporting illegal denial of necessary medical care to patients.

To the best of my recollection, I do not believe that I have ever voted for a Republican. I have ethics and a sense of fair play, therefore the Republican party does not qualify as a choice for me.

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2012
California EDD: Backlog of 20,000 Disability Claims-No Payments- Explain That, Pam Harris! California's Employment Development Department (EDD) is headed by Director Pam Harris. It has been reported that the EDD currently has an 8 week backlog of entering and processing 20,000 claims for the state's temporarily disabled workers. This delay of payments and claims processing dates back to workers' claims from October.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
The "Real Change" That Romney, Ryan and Team Rape Want For America Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the entirety of Team Rape, otherwise known as the Republican party, are touting "Real Change". If you want their "Real Change", this is what a vote for their "Real Change" will get you: higher taxes, the end of choice, no protection for workers, less equality for women. The corporations will get the benes, the people will get the shaft.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Congress: The Fine Line Between Partisan And Treason It is possible to make a case that the deliberate tanking of a country's economy solely for political gain is treason, and on that basis I suggest that the Republican members of our Congress are guilty of treason.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
The Case For Water Boarding The GOP Economic Terrorists In Congress; No More Drama, Just Truth! The GOP, long led by Dick Cheney the Inquisitor, has made a persistent case for the water boarding of suspected terrorists. Enhanced interrogation, they call it. Perhaps, the use of enhanced interrogation should be expanded to include certain key GOP members of Congress who ceaselessly obstruct any and all efforts to improve the economy and create jobs. They are in essence, economic terrorists.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2012
Mitt Romney, The Fake-Based Politican! Why He Would Be The Liar-In Chief! The GOP Lie Machine Is On Auto-Pilot If Mitt Romney wins the Presidential election in November, it will be because he is an accomplished liar and the Republican party applauds every lie he tells. If Romney says it, the GOP swears it's true, even when it's not. There is not one day that goes by, that Romney and the GOP lie machine is not in full deception mode. Even when confronted with truth or fact.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 15, 2012
If You Know Anything About The Vikings, You Know Everything You Need To Know About Willard Romney And Bain Capital! Bain Capital and Willard Romney think they have a great track record? Maybe they do. But the Vikings? Those Middle Ages, free-market capitalists with the big ships and long swords.Their business plan was very similar to Romney/Bain's, and surely they deserve most of the credit for Willard the Bain's success. One of them, Gnut the Great, even tithed...Sure, he murdered, raped, pillaged and burned villages, but he tithed.
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(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Hell They Have Planned For Our Children - Happy Mother's Day From The GOP! Let's just cut to the chase, moms! The Republican party is planning hell for our children, the weakest and most vulnerable among us! One thing is sure: Moms love their kids and if you hurt our kids, we will bring the battle to you! Don't tell us "Happy Mother's Day" in one breath and then expect us to sit still while you destroy the lives of our children. Keep your damn cards! Leave our kids alone!
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 10, 2012
The GOP War On Everyone But The Rich The Republican party has declared war on virtually every segment of society in our country with the exception of one: the wealthy. If Romney, Ryan, and the whole Republican party achieve their economic goals, American Dreamers may just have to self-de'poor't. Don't confuse self-deportation (for undocumented workers) with self-de'poor'tation.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2012
Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do! Even Harder On The Kid! Poor, dumb Paul Ryan! History is full of jilted lovers and the stories are all the same. This one is a little different, however. Ryan can try to erase Ayn Rand from his life, but he will never be able to erase her from his legacy. You see, they have a child together and that child is living, breathing proof of their dalliance. The child was first known as, "The Path To Prosperity", but is now simply called "The Ryan Budget".
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The GOP: A Party Possessed What will a vote for ANY Republican get you? Not just for President, but a vote for any Republican nominee for any elected office will result in more erosion of rights, including those for workers, the middle class, women, minorities, students and seniors.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 15, 2011
Exposing The Pink Collar Ghetto: When Women War Against Other Women The Pink Collar Ghetto has become an integral part of the American landscape. Economically, socially and even on a cultural level, women help to perpetuate the less than equal status of women in this country.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Forecast For GOP Tea Party Presidential Candidates: Cloudy With A Certainty Of Meatballs! Listen up! These Tea Party GOP meatballs, from the candidates to the Tea Party faithful have finally revealed their true colors. Their colors are not red, white and blue. If you think for a moment that abstaining from participation in the 2012 election will be an effective protest, think again. Do you really want meatballs running your country?
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(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2011
Need A Job, Jillian? First, Tell Us The Date Of Your Last Period! Things have changed since I last applied for a job. The questions asked and the pre-employment ordeal is much more grueling than even 5 short years ago. What happened to the right to privacy? If you need a job, corporations have decided that they won't just verify your skills, they will now verify that your body parts are all in good working order. They have the right to your entire personal medical history? Yes! They do!
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(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 14, 2011
Darrell Issa Thinks He Is Qualified To Be A Judge! After So Many Times Being Arrested, Maybe He Is! Issa Thinks He Is A Judge? Issa has decided to interject himself into a case brought by the National Labor Relations Board against Boeing. The NLRB has filed suit, claiming that Boeing has not only engaged in union-busting tactics, they allege that Boeing has broken federal labor laws. Issa, who is not an attorney, has tried to block the NLRB at every turn because he says that the courts could decide against Boeing.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2011
Eric Cantor Has The 'Shiniest Balls' Of All! The 'Shiny Ball' Corporations That Pay For Cantor's Loyalties! Eric Cantor, the GOP House Majority Leader, has started a "shiny balls" battle, complaining that Dems, in their efforts to raise taxes, throw out the "shiny balls of millionaires and billionaires". Judging by his corporate contributors, Cantor may just have the "shiniest balls" of all in this battle!
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 6, 2011
Eric Cantor Has The 'Shiniest Balls' Of All! The 'Shiny Ball' Corporations That Pay For Cantor's Loyalties! Eric Cantor, the GOP House Majority Leader, has started a "shiny balls" battle, complaining that Dems, in their efforts to raise taxes, throw out the "shiny balls of millionaires and billionaires". Judging by his corporate contributors, Cantor may just have the "shiniest balls" of all in this battle!
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Tea Party Goes After Jobs And Kills The Tooth Fairy, Too! Angry Now? If you are disgusted with the tunnel vision of the Tea Party, then it is time to make them go! NOW! Before they destroy government and even more jobs! The time to organize is NOW!
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 30, 2011
ALEC's Summer Camp For Kids! Fun And Politics, The Koch Way! ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council is leaving out no member of the family at their National meeting to be held in New Orleans next week! While mommy or daddy are being indoctrinated as to the finer points of the ALEC method of corporate governance, the kids can go to Kiddie Congress!
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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 28, 2011
Who Owns John Boehner? The Corporations That Love The Grim Weeper! Who owns John Boehner? Not the people who elected him, that's for sure! Corporations have bought more pieces of Boehner than his constituents could ever afford to purchase. Meet the man who washes dishes for the Kochs and picks up dry cleaning for the bankers!
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Congressional Impotence! Prescribe The Little Blue Pill! The impotence of Congress is clearly demonstrated by the current debt ceiling crisis! Very few are blameless!

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