The Dixie Dove

April 23, 2014

Georgia Shoots Jesus

To let guns into church is the height of anti-Christianity!
AND
If it's dangerous to drive and drink and we all agree that should be illegal, then the same applies for drinking while carrying a gun. That's a straight up logical fact and there's no sensible argument against it!
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STOP DRINK AND CARRY!
It is the height of stupidity to have our DUI laws and massive penalties, but allow people to drink and carry! A police-person would be fired for drinking on the job, if you want to be armed so as to enforce the law if you see a crime then it should be your responsibility not to drink too. http://GunSanity.blogspot.com/

World War III will be a TRADE WAR

....not Nuclear War And this whole Russian charade of fake freedom fighters grabbing land will end with Russia a far colder and poorer place and with the Russian people overthrowing Putin.
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April 22, 2014

Obama Can Fix Our Finances

Some folks say that President Obama can't fix our tax code and finance rules because he has Wall St. people in his administration.
But FDR was a lawyer for Wall St. There aint nobody qualified to run for president with clean hands!

The President has gone a long way towards cleaning up our regulatory fiasco and he's trying to straighten out our tax code which has gone down for the rich and up for the poor for 75 years!

April 17, 2014

Are All Republicans Racists?

I'm sad to say that at this point in time the answer to that question is 'yes'. Today all Republicans are, in fact racists. Yes, there are some people who call themselves Republicans who are not racists, but they aren't actually Republicans, they are RINOS, Republicans In Name Only. And it is specifically their lack of racial bigotry that has caused the new Ultra-Right-Wing leadership of the Republican Party to give them the boot.

Strange are the twists and turns of history and sociology as one party slowly drops the white hood of racial hatred and another picks it up.

Of course we know that 'all Republicans' weren't always racists. After all, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican at a time when that party had a northern base and the Democrats with their southern base were the racist party. But that all changed over time. After the Civil War Democrats began to broaden their base and eventually, by the 1950s and '60s the Democratic Party was home to great civil rights leaders. This was an uncomfortable fit that didn't last long. The progressive civil rights stance taken by presidents JFK and LBJ was more than the racist southern Democrats could stand and when LBJ left office, their mass exodus from the Republican Party commenced.

The lilly white MLK hating Richard Nixon won the presidency in 1968 and it would have been a landslide except that the more extreme racist George Wallace ran as a 3rd party candidate and took over 13% of the vote.

George Wallace would have a near death-bed conversion and he later renounced his racist views. But many other white people would not see the light and it is those hate-filled evil bigots led by Limbaugh, Hannity Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Ted Nugent, etcetera who have won the hearts of the Republican base. As I said before, there are many non-racist people who still call themselves Republicans, but just ask Ted Cruz and Rush Limbaugh, those people aren't Republicans, they are Republicans In Name Only.
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April 16, 2014

Putin Overplays Hand

Russian president Vladimir Putin has crossed a line he will regret crossing. By 'spiking the ball' and parading captured Ukrainian vehicles adorned with Russian flags, Putin has made his evil intentions clear and this is just the impetus US President Obama needed to garner bi-partisan support in the us and United Nations and NATO support for intense sanctions on Russia.

World War III will be a TRADE WAR not Nuclear War And this whole Russian charade of fake freedom fighters grabbing land will end with Russia a far colder and poorer place and with the Russian people overthrowing Putin.
http://ChipShirley.Com/

April 15, 2014

ObamaCare Good News-Business Week

More great news about the greatest US president since FDR!
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-14/more-good-news-on-obamacare-just-when-democrats-need-it#r=read
As the chart below from the CBO report shows, this is not the first time that the Affordable Care Act’s cost estimates have fallen:

April 9, 2014

Putin is a Fascist

Huey Long said "When Fascism comes to America, it will be called anti-Fascism!"
Indeed, that is the cloak American fascists like Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney use and that is the guise being employed by Vladimir Putin today...http://ChipShirley.Com/
 perhaps this picture makes the point clearer...

April 7, 2014

Masked Russian Thugs Fake Revolution

The Kremlin's propaganda hate-rag, Russia Today, calls these masked Russian thugs 'activists'...sick. Western nations are now paying the price for doing business with totalitarian regimes and thereby strengthening them. China's silence on this issue is DEAFENING as they continue to sabre rattle about meaningless little islands in the middle of nowhere as a way to engage Japan in conflict. Hang on world, here we go again!
And the names Rumsfeld, Cheney and Wolfowitz along with George W Bush will live in infamy as the US administration who awakened the evil genie of PRE-EMPTIVE WAR in Iraq and thereby gave it a foothold in the 21st Century. God help us all.
http://ChipShirley.Com/
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/once-again-russian-agents-attack-while-kyiv-is-caught-off-guard-342373.html

April 1, 2014

Share The Wealth

Huey Long-

SEVEN MILLION BOOYA!

ObamaCare Lowers Unemployment

The right wing spin on the CBO report concerning the ACA and job losses is typically BUNK.

No, ObamaCare is NOT going to eliminate jobs, it is in fact going to cut unemployment. Here's how it works....

'A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down, the medicine go down,
'A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down,
Thank you for the ACA!'



Many people who have wanted to start their own businesses have held off on that because they couldn't previously afford to pay for their health care if they were self employed. So, until now they had given  up on their American dream of starting their own business and stayed with their jobs at large companies who offered health care benefits at a cost they could afford by having a large pool of clients.

Now many of those would-be entrepreneurs can afford to start their dream business and have healthcare through the ACA. This creates MORE jobs because someone who is unemployed will fill the vacancy they are leaving behind AND hopefully their start-up business will create jobs as well.

Some other people have been working at full time jobs when they didn't actually need the full time income, but they did need the health care benefits. Now, if they choose to retire or work part-time, since they can get health care through the Affordable Care Act, that too will free up jobs for people who are presently unemployed!

It's a win win win win win...in 2014!
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March 31, 2014

Putin's Olympic Scandal

In this highly informative interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Political Science professor Kimberly Marten dissects Putin's motivations in Ukraine and details facts about a pending scandal concerning billions of dollars in misappropriated funds for the Sochi Games. Marten says that the invasion of Ukraine may be in part to cover up that scandal...among other troubling motivations Putin may have.
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Link-
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/25/294324006/how-crimeas-annexation-plays-to-russians-soviet-nostalgia

March 29, 2014

Is Putin's 'Spring Recoiling' His Mind Snapping?

What is he not-thinking?

The natural economics of the world will sweep him aside.

The nations of the Americas and all the free world will unite on not wanting world war -and that is exactly what he is intimating starting with his pseudo preacher nonsense about ancient history and Russia's future- we will sacrifice what we must in order not to feed the hateful wolf Putin.

Russia's future will be colder and poorer if Putin keeps up his present rant. China may give brotherly love, but if they want their paycheck from the USA they will not prop up Russia under sanctions.

And if some nut is ready for nuclear war, God help us, but we will rebuild and the world will learn a horrid lesson....

Vladimir, let's not have that, please?
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March 27, 2014

Enrollment in Obamacare tops 6 million

YEEEE HAAAAAAAA!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/27/more-than-6-million-americans-enrolled-under-the-aca-wh-says/?hpid=z1
"More than 6 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to the White House, with just four days to go until the end of its first open enrollment period.
While traveling in Italy on Thursday, President Obama shared the news in a conference call with thousands of health-care navigators and volunteers helping enroll people on state and federal marketplaces."
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ACA Lowers Unemployment-Facts


1. Everyone agrees that unemployment is way too high and that there are many jobless folks who don't even show up in the unemployment statistics.

2.  Therefore, any job that is vacated by someone (who only needed it for the benefits) will clearly be immediately filled by someone who needs a job. That lowers unemployment.

3. Some people (hopefully many) will use the new opportunities afforded by the ACA to start their own business' and  hire others. This too will lower unemployment.

The ACA won't solve all of our economic problems and it won't give us a perfect health care system, but it is a step in the right direction and it will create new jobs and lower unemployment according to the CBO report and to anyone with an open mind and common sense.

http://ChipShirley.Com/

March 26, 2014

Obama Scores in Brussels Speech

Speaking at the Palais Des Beaux-Arts in Brussels Belgium President Obama is at this moment turning the comic book logic President Putin has been tarnishing world media with on its head.

Taking on every single relativistic argument made by Putin in his state speech of two weeks ago. He underlines that the people of Kosovo were being slaughtered by the thousands before we came to their genuine aid. He points out that he himself fought against the US incursion in Iraq and though he called it a 'stupid war' the fact is that the USA left Iraq intact to rule its self with no grabbing of land or resources.

President Obama is showing the world what a great leader is and does.
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March 24, 2014

The Future of Civilization

The USA and allies must finally come to grips with our dependence on totalitarian states! We must become energy independent and self sufficient in terms of manufacturing capabilities. It's not just gas and oil from Russia and the Middle East that put us in compromising situations, it's also our dependence on China for manufacturing and our debt to them. We can try to sanction Russia into compliance with civilized norms, but China will step in (behind closed doors) and send them all the  money they need to bedevil us with. Tax the rich rebuild America and rid ourselves of our dependence on these old hateful ghost nations!
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March 22, 2014

Putin's Scary Speech Transcript

I read the whole speech and even though I realize he makes some valid points about US aggression and hypocrisy, I have to say I found it a bit scary. He barely mentioned his original reason for taking Crimea, which was that Russians there were being assaulted by neo-nazis. Instead he talked a lot about how that area simply belonged in Russia. And while he said he planned no more land grabs he gave a lot of reasons why that would be acceptable. Thanking China and India for siding with him on this scares me too....This kind of thing is what worried me the most when we went into Iraq. I knew we were setting a terrible precedent for Russia and China and India.
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Transcript-
March 18, 2014, The Kremlin, Moscow — PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Federation Council members, State Duma deputies, good afternoon.  Representatives of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol are here among us, citizens of Russia, residents of Crimea and Sevastopol!
Dear friends, we have gathered here today in connection with an issue that is of vital, historic significance to all of us. A referendum was held in Crimea on March 16 in full compliance with democratic procedures and international norms.

March 20, 2014

RUSSIAN NEOCONS RISING

As the excerpt below from NYT describes, Russian policy and sentiment is leaning towards their own version of 'Neo-Conservitism'. The 'grand old man' of their current politics can easily be compared to our own Dick Cheney, a power-mad coldhearted tool of destruction.

So for those who say that President Obama should not stand against insane violence, because George W. Bush 'did it too', then I say, 'thanks', and welcome to hell.
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From the New York Times-
MOSCOW — As Russia and the United States drift toward a rupture over Crimea, the Stalinist writer Aleksandr A. Prokhanov feels that his moment has finally arrived.
“I am afraid that I am interested in a cold war with the West,” said Mr. Prokhanov, 76, in a lull between interviews on state-controlled television and radio. “I was very patient. I waited for 20 years. I did everything I could so that this war would begin. I worked day and night.”
Mr. Prokhanov is an attack dog whose career has risen, fallen and risen again with the fortunes of hard-liners in the Kremlin. And it is a measure of the conservative pivot that has taken place in Moscow in Vladimir V. Putin’s third presidential term that Mr. Prokhanov and a cadre of like-minded thinkers — a kind of “who’s who of conspiratorial anti-Americanism,” as one scholar put it — have found themselves thrust into the mainstream.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/world/europe/foes-of-america-in-russia-crave-rupture-in-ties.html?hp&_r=1

March 17, 2014

Flight 370 tied to Russia Ukraine?

This is what's scaring me folks. The missing flight could be part of a manufactured crisis to justify war.

I feel a little tip toe tap dance into war from loud Russia and silent China. I've been seeing it coming since we invaded Iraq and gave out the 'Get Outta Jail Free' passes to Russia and China.

What I'm afraid Russia and China are up to is that they want a little hot war and some land grabs and they feel they have earned them by letting us have Iraq, so to speak.

I think that Flight 370 is just too much of a coincidence. I think that Russia and perhaps China welcome our Trade Sanctions as perhaps and excuse to declare a hostile relationship and then on to more land grabs.

I don't think that Flight 370 will be tied directly to Russia or China, but whoever is responsible for this event will be one more stepping stone towards conflict between Russia, China and the USA/West.

Russia and China want all the chaos and excuses they can get to do some things they want to do.
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March 14, 2014

Taxes on the Wealthy Have Plunged-Graph

Doesn't this just say it all...in terms of US debt and so many poor folks falling between the cracks of the crumbling infrastructure of a nation that was once united?
Republicans today scoff at and rail against the spirit put forth by the founders of this country...
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
July 4th 1776 The Declaration of Independence: