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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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A Democrat will announce a run for Missouri's 8th Congressional District today in Cape Girardeau.

Barbara Stocker, a retired research scientist from Jefferson County, plans to start her campaign with an announcement at 10 a.m. today at the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse.

The 8th Congressional District covers 30 counties in Southeast and Southern Missouri.

Jason Smith, a Republican from Salem, Mo., assumed the seat in June by winning a special election and is running for re-election in 2014.

Smith is finishing the unexpired term of Jo Ann Emerson, who resigned earlier this year to become CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. In the June election, Smith easily defeated a Democrat, Steve Hodges, along with Libertarian and Constitution party candidates and several independent candidates.

Last week, Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, announced the formation of an exploratory committee to look at a run for Congress.

In a statement, Stocker proposed "bringing jobs to Southeast Missouri through improvements to infrastructure, increase access to quality education, protect and defend Social Security and Medicare and pass a long-term farm bill."

"We need to stop sending angry young men to Congress who want to defund and dismantle our government," Stocker said in the statement. "We need to send a kindhearted old lady who wants to make government work again."

In a phone interview Tuesday, Stocker, 77, said she is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party because she doesn't like "the obstructionism going on in Congress, and people are very tired of it."

Stocker has never before run for office but said she has been politically active for years by working in Democratic campaigns. She holds a degree in biochemistry from West Virginia University.

Her work experience includes the medical research field and stints with corporations such as Purina and Monsanto, where she retired from a position in the safety and environmental health department.

Stocker on Tuesday already had filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, but no fundraising has yet been reported. She said fundraising efforts for her campaign are just beginning and that she is focusing on forming a grassroots campaign by traveling to all the counties in the district to meet with members of Democratic committees.

A Democrat has not been elected to serve the area in Congress since Bill Burlison's last term in the former 10th District in 1978. Until 1980, when Burlison was unseated by Republican Bill Emerson, the late husband of Jo Ann Emerson, the southeastern part of the state had been a Democratic stronghold for many years. Bill Emerson held the seat until his death in 1996. Jo Ann Emerson soon after won her first bid for Congress, and nine consecutive re-elections followed.

"I know what the odds are and that it's a tough nut to crack, but we are certainly going to try it," Stocker said of the district's tendency to favor Republicans.

Stocker is so far the only Democrat to announce interest in the seat.

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Jason Smith is an angry young man? Really? So typical of a liberal to attack a conservative personally like that. Shameful.

-- Posted by workerdignity on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 10:43 AM

"We need to stop sending angry young men to Congress who want to defund and dismantle our government," Stocker said in the release. "We need to send a kind-hearted old lady who wants to make government work again."

1. I can't take anyone serious that would make that comment.

2. I just can't see a Dem winning the 8th District, especially one without name recognition.

3. Do kind-hearted old lady's like to take my hard earned money and give it to other people?

4. Her comments lead me to believe she will lock-step with Nancy Peolosi regardless of what common sense Southeast Missourians want. Expand gov't seems to be one of the planks of her platform.

-- Posted by bestpractice on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:08 AM

More spend, spend and spend candidate that will join Pelosi and Reid along with Obama.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:10 AM

Careful guys. That empty, rhetorical statement is exactly what gets low-information liberal democrats off the couch. All style, no substance.

I agree - with a rural, common sense population in the 8th I don't think she has much of a chance. At least I hope she doesn't! If you want to live with big talk, big tax democrats please move to Illinois, Chicago, St. Louis or LA.

SE Missouri is one of the greatest places to live because of the people here. We don't need a big tax and spend liberal promising more "hope and change".

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:16 AM

Spot on Dug!

-- Posted by amazedinMO on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:23 AM

I may not agree with Jason Smith on everything, but Stocker needs to take her BS and head back north.

-- Posted by Pops90 on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:25 AM

Good luck to her, we need to stop the same old republican stranglehold they have on this district. The word is getting out on the ultra conservative and tea bagger movement. A strong Democrat candidate is needed. I hope we get it.

And those of you who want to live in a Tea Party controlled world need to move to Texas.

-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 12:09 PM

SEMO Republicans would vote in Charles Manson before a Democrat

-- Posted by Archie Bunker on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 12:20 PM

If she is truly a "kind-hearted, old lady", Washington will chew her up and spit her out in little pieces.

3forone, What is this unreasonable fear of the tea party? You liberals are getting absolutely paranoid.

-- Posted by RELee on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 12:21 PM

And those of you who want to live in a Tea Party controlled world need to move to Texas. -- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 12:09 PM

Why? There are a majority of conservatives right in in our district. Maybe you should do us a favor and move to nearly bankrupt, liberal run Chicago? Or NY? Or LA? Maybe even Detroit - it's the perfect example of a city run by democrats for years. When you spend other peoples money, eventually you run out.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 12:35 PM

Jason Smith is not truthful, about anything wheter large or smal. Way too deceptive for even a politician. That's when he's not parroting the Tea Party line. The pot of gold and the end of the rainbow. The truth will come out in the primary when Kinder makes him whimper like a little puppy for his complete lack of substance and back to the family puppy mill

-- Posted by Hillander on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 1:33 PM

Dug: They need to move across the River to Illinois where that State is bankrupt due to all of the excessive spending over the years.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 1:36 PM

Dug: They need to move across the River to Illinois where that State is bankrupt due to all of the excessive spending over the years.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 1:36 PM

Why don't you all do us a favor and move your Backward thinking to someplace that thinks like you do. Grumpy old men on speakout always longing for the good old 1950's or whatever decade you came from. To Bad all your republican voters in the 8th district live off the programs you detest. But bring on more of the same so it becomes poorer and poorer. Hyprocisy at its best.

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:04 PM

Why don't you all do us a favor-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:04 PM

Do "us" a favor? All of you liberal Obama lovers left in SE Missouri? Ha!

We are not bankrupt either financially or morally. Don't even go to Illinois allforone. Just go to St. Louis CITY and see what 60 years of democrat control have done to a once beautiful, productive place.

You're a minority here and WE are glad of it. People around the 8th district don't like thieves like yourself stealing money out of our pockets.

Go to the big city. You'll fit in well. You and the 3 other liberal democrats left in SE Missouri. LOL!

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:12 PM

Go back to your bunker Dug. Your kind is done. Wait till the 2014 elections. I like it here and you can quit telling me and other people to leave , but that is one of your 3 or 4 talking points you always have. Grade school bullying mentality.I love it when you republican backward A@@ people talk about all the great things you have done for the poorest district in Missouri while they all use the programs they are voting against. Hypocrisy

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:38 PM

The Republican primary is the only election that matters for the 8th district seat.

Assuming Jason Smith can avoid committing a serious felony there is no way any Democrat can dream of upsetting him given the demographics of our district. The only realistic possibility of anyone else taking the seat would be a Republican primary challenger with strong name recognition.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:40 PM

DAY 8 OF THE TEA PARTY HOSTAGE CRISIS.

9 DAYS UNTIL THE TEA PARTY ECONOMIC CRASH.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 3:40 PM

Before you criticize St. Louis City, which has declined as many inner cities you might consider there are several million in the metro area. There are major corporations and real businesses that dwarf anything in puny 8th district. Cape isn't too fancy and prosperous itself, but if you want to see rotten decay visit the rest of one of the poorest and economically dead and declining congressional districts in the nation. Visit Salem and Dent County too, what a backwards nothing of a place where Jason Smith hails from. That is what conservative values bring, death and poverty.

-- Posted by Hillander on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:14 PM

Yeah, we're soooo much better off under that snotball in the White House. He's only brought the U. S. to the brink of hell. Everybody on Speak Out knows that Conserve doesn't know his a.. from a hole in the ground and it certainly looks like 3for one is in dire need of professional help.

-- Posted by RELee on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:36 PM

Conserve,sorta like obamacrats are doing but in a different way?

-- Posted by rocknroll on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:36 PM

-- Posted by conserve_our_future on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:18 PM

conserve_MY_future - not the nutjob conspiracy stuff again?

"Birchers", "Koch Brothers", "Rush Limbaugh", "racism"... this is what you post when your guy is an abject failure. Tell us again how you're a "Reagan republican" - LOL! You're a liberal democrat who has some serious issues. Birchers? Koch brothers? Back to your political science professors talking points. Try and think for yourself.

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Before you criticize St. Louis City, which has declined as many inner cities you might consider there are several million in the metro area.- Posted by Hillander on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:14 PM

You might consider that the "several million" in the metro area are largely not Obama supporters or liberal democrats and have not been run by democrats for 60 years. So there you have it - the successful places in the St. Louis "metro" area (about 2.5 million people) don't live where democrats have run their government for decades.

About as plain and simple an example or contrast between conservatives and liberals you can get.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:57 PM

Conserve doesn't know his a.. from a hole in the ground and it certainly looks like 3for one is in dire need of professional help.

-- Posted by groucho on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:36 PM

Speak for yourself old angry one. Look what your like has done to the 8th district. You need the help.

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:15 PM

-- Posted by conserve_MY_future on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 5:59 PM

Cursing? Thrashing? You have a wild imagination.

Conspiracy is your modus operandi, isn't it? Paranoia mixed in there a little too?

"The last resort of the dead and dying." - Keep spinning your professors talking points. Once again for you short-memory liberals... 60% of governorships and state legislatures are controlled by republicans. And they have the US House of representatives.

You're a dying breed. The perfect selfish "where's mine" democrat - conserve_MY_future.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:16 PM

meforone - is in dire need of help. Needs another gubmint check to get by. This entitlement crowd loves to stick their hands into our pockets. Today's modern thief.

Professional help will only be sought if Obama pays for it. Get on Obamacare quick meforone!

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:18 PM

conserve: Proud to be a Senior Citizen born and raised back when America was America. Let me tell you something if it hadn't been for us Seniors you wouldn't be where your at today, you ever think about that if not than engage that mind of yours and start thinking.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:31 PM

meforone - is in dire need of help. Needs another gubmint check to get by. This entitlement crowd loves to stick their hands into our pockets. Today's modern thief.

Professional help will only be sought if Obama pays for it. Get on Obamacare quick meforone!

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:18 PM

DumbDUG needs to get his facts check. I am tired of the taxes I pay going to him sitting on his computer in his Bunker all day living off his 8th district welfare check.Poor old man, such a sorry state you are in. Whats with the racial overtones in your spelling Dumbdug?

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:36 PM

conserve_MY_future - this is why you have no credibility. You haven't a clue of my personal age or situation. Just like your bizarre obsession with "Birchers", "Rush" and the "Koch brothers". Really bizarre.

You can post that I'm upset. I'm not. I live in a largely conservative area called the 8th district. I'm very happy. Mostly happy that takers like yourself are a minority in a place where conspiracy theorist like yourself are few and far between.

You aren't helping me. I'm a giver - that waning minority. And by the way, social security and medicare are not welfare entitlements. When I do decide to draw them, my contributions will pale in comparison to my checks. But I'll take the money I've put in over the last several decades.

Facts are really tough for you to come by aren't they? So you just make stuff up. Again - you have no credibility here.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:36 PM

racial overtones in your spelling Dumbdug? - Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:36 PM

meforone - you and conserve_MY_future need to get together. Racial overtones? You are seeing things. Are you hearing little voices too? Seek help.

Now it's complete! conserve_MY_future plays the Birchers and Koch brothers conspiracy and meforone plays the race card! Now the democrat strategy of dealing with the world is done. Any other cards you two haven't played? Rush Limbaugh maybe?

You're both out of your league.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:39 PM

Racial overtones? gubmint

And just what is this Dumbdug ?

Poor old Dug confused about what he does.

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:20 PM

Dug probably is one of the Smith camp from the crap hole of a town called Bunker in Dent County. Visit the rape of the hills and environment in that lead belt, and look at the non-existant wealth it has brought to those communities there. They live in dilapidated trailers and smoke meth, and work in the lead mines. The town looks like a big trash pile. That is the conservative lifestyle Dent Countian Jason Smith wants to bring you. Clear cut the forest, poison the streams, rape and pss on everything on god's green earth.

Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt weren't part of this crazy train called the Tea Party. They would be heckled and called liberal today!

-- Posted by Hillander on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:39 PM

Looks like conserve has duggie on the ropes. I think you definitely struck a nerve and the truth.

-- Posted by left turn on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:44 PM

This is some funny shat.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:55 PM

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:55 PM

It is funny! I don't know what's funnier. That conserve_MY_future has no proof that I collect social security - and no proof on anything else. It's his pattern. Just make up crap.

Or I think it's even more funny that far_left_turn believes conserve_MY_future! What a lemming.

You guys get so excited. On the ropes? Ha! Social Security? Bald face lie. Now conserve_MY_future - prove it. You can't and that makes you a liar. You could never prove it because I don't collect it yet. But I will some day and I won't blink to take the money I've paid in. So even if I was, I wouldn't shy away from it like you. You think it's shameful to take SS. I don't and I will gladly take it when I qualify. Why do you think it's shameful? Did your political science prof tell you so?

The funniest of all? Gubmint is now racist! LOL! You bunch of lemming libs will buy anything you're sold by Obama. Gawd - what a bunch of weak-minded worshippers.

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Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt weren't part of this crazy train called the Tea Party. -- Posted by Hillander on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 7:39 PM

And John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bubba weren't marxists like Obama and his new-democrat followers.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 8:35 PM

No, Ms. Stocker, people do like the obstructionism going on in the House. It's the only thing getting in the way of total Democratic rule.

Let's be realistic. No Democrat has chance of winning the 8th Congressional seat at this time.

-- Posted by tom on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 9:43 PM

Prove it conserve_MY_future. Your entire credibility (which isn't much anyway) is riding on it. All the BS lies about "Birchers", etc. rely on you proving this.

It's a lie. Prove it. You can't read my mail and you don't know who I am. You couldn't. I don't receive SS or medicare. You are WAY out of line with your weak threats.

I'll await your proof. You have nothing. Go ahead and name me if you know who I am. I'll give you that permission to do that on this very site. Do it - or you're a liar about it all.

And I'm not surprised.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 9:51 PM

Over an hour conserve_MY_future. Everyone is waiting on your proof. What's the matter - cat got your tongue?

Zero credibility. Just big talk is all you have and you've proven it with your no-response on this. It will not be forgotten in your future posts.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 10:22 PM

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:15 PM

Now I know who you are! You're that little midget dude on Fantasy Island, right. He always said that: Boss! Deplane! Deplane!

But, seriously, I don't any help from the likes of you,little man. You're like obama, all mouth and full of s...

-- Posted by RELee on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 11:28 PM

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-- Posted by 3forone on Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 6:15 PM

Now I know who you are! You're that little midget dude on Fantasy Island, right. He always said that: Boss! Deplane! Deplane!

But, seriously, I don't any help from the likes of you,little man. You're like obama, all mouth and full of s...

-- Posted by groucho on Tue, Oct 8, 20

Nope you got it wrong Groucho. My signature DEPLAnNE DEPLANE DEPLANE is aimed at dumbgug due to his constant harping about the plane the highway patrol bought and was one of his 5 talking points for awhile. Sorry to disappoint you. Sorry you are such a bitter person. Poor Conservatives always complaining.

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-- Posted by 3forone on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 6:45 AM

Well, given some of the bovine scatology being employed here, may be it is time to cut and paste one of my previous postings.

Contrary to what some conclude from the Limbaugh show, liberalism and conservatism are not genetic traits. When small minds reach an impasse in a debate, they fall back on these terms, along with leftist, and rightist. In fact, most people's beliefs run the gamut. I for example am a life long advocate for a strong military, an expanded death penalty, and strong family values. On the other hand, I firmly believe in what some of you refer to as socialized medicine, and believe political campaigns should be publicly financed with no contributions allowed by any special interest. Go ahead! Label me!

Outlets like FOX News, MSNBC, and yes, Mr. Limbaugh capitalize on small minds by creating good guys and bad guys, pitting them against each other, and raking in the cash because small minds come back each day for a heaping dish of more hate filled contentiousness, always accompanied by (pardon the expression), liberal use of labels. Just for the record, generally, liberal indicates advocacy for change. Conservatism indicates advocacy for the status quo. Modern definitions employed by pundits and entertainers such as Limbaugh, are great moneymakers for them, but last resorts for the small minds slinging them about in ignorance.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:05 AM

Scroll through this entire thread, and try to imagine why there is gridlock in Washington...one side throws out facts, while the other is offended by this, resorting to name calling. It's not really very tough to pick a side, let alone figure out who is RIGHT. Pun intended.

I'm a voter and Stocker will not get my vote, not because she is running as a Democrat, but because, so far, she is just another name-caller/cheer leader.

-- Posted by Frankey on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:09 AM

She has more than ample time to sway my vote, but it takes more that a few snide remarks to do it. I'd welcome a fresh face if they had a realistic outlook.

-- Posted by Frankey on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:17 AM

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-- Posted by 3forone on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 6:45 AM

You thought my post was bitter? LOL! I was making fun of you. I could care less what you think of me.

-- Posted by RELee on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:28 AM

I think 77 is too old to be running. I'm sure her mind is not as sharp as it should be. Running as a democrat proves that. LOL!

-- Posted by mo55 on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:39 AM

conserve_MY_future - we are all still waiting. You have the green light. Who am I? You said you knew, you said I collect SS and medicare, you said "Birchers", "Rush", "Koch brothers" and "racism", etc. etc. You've said a lot of BS and lies.

Who am I? Put it out there. Or better said "put up or shut up". Your entire credibility is on the line - what little you have. Why are you hiding?

A typical liberal Obama supporter. All style and no substance.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:44 AM

"Contrary to what some conclude from the Limbaugh show".

and then this

"When small minds reach an impasse in a debate, they fall back on these terms".

You try and teach us how to be open minded - as if you would know. Then you screwed up and showed your bias with your very first statement. Limbaugh. I think you just called yourself small minded.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:46 AM

So, many of you are making comments telling any liberal leaning people to just move away and this new candidate should quit rather than challenge your tea party incumbent. You all should be ashamed that you don't want our democratic process to work in Southeast Missouri.

Didn't our forefathers fight for this very thing? People running for office and having free and open elections? What are you afraid of? She hasn't even gotten her campaign off the ground yet and already the attacks. Bitter comments against the President, hateful comments against any liberal thinking person who supports equality. You all must like having a wealthy upper class and poverty running rampant among our less fortunate folks. That trickle down theory was proven false many times over.

-- Posted by 1patriot on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:47 AM

She hasn't even gotten her campaign off the ground yet and already the attacks.-- Posted by 1patriot on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:47 AM

From your liberal candidate. First words in the article above: "We need to stop sending angry young men to Congress who want to defund and dismantle our government," Stocker said in the statement.

She started her campaign with attacks. She would fit in good with Obama.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:54 AM

1patriot, not sure if your comments are directed towards me or not but that's not what it is at all. I voted for Steve Hodges, not Jason Smith. With that being said, beginning a campaign with insults and name calling isn't a way to earn my vote. No thanks.

-- Posted by Pops90 on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 9:06 AM

Everyone should go back and read what they wrote above and decide for themselves whether it was appropriate. Some of that speech reminds me of what jolly old England was like when people decided they'd had enough of the class system.

The tea party is a minority group of the Republican Party. They are the reason for the shutdown. Since when should a minority group be allowed to dictate the policy? John Boehner should never have allowed them to dictate policy. Ask anyone of them or look at what they've said. They are angry and young to Congress ( meaning new)

-- Posted by 1patriot on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 9:16 AM

If not, he would be qualified to be president.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 10:21 AM

Dug makes a good point! Next stop for Smith, the White House. Sound absurd? It did in 2008 too. Maybe he should work on his cheerleading though, just in case.

-- Posted by Frankey on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 11:05 AM

You would think with all the "common sense" politicians, eventually we would get us one.

-- Posted by Simon Jester on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 2:24 PM

After getting schooled terribly yesterday - and challenged - looks like conserve_MY_future tucked tail and ran.

Can't prove anything can you? Just like the rest of the empty rhetoric you post. A pack of hot air.

I was right. You are wrong as usual.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 3:17 PM

I read all of this rhetoric in the comments and it makes me sad for us as a people and as a country. Attacking each other with words, attacking whoever with words but sitting on our fat tails and doing nothing. Sounds like our "friends" on Capitol Hill. Republican or Democrat - it does not matter - they all need to be voted out and the people need to rally and insist that ever law that applies to the people must also apply to those in Washington. If they don't work, they don't get paid. If they are voted out (fired!), no pay. And then the best - we use Obamacare, they must use Obamacare.

-- Posted by momspoppies on Thu, Oct 10, 2013, at 9:18 AM

mompoppies, the low level of rhetoric one sees on the internet, even without anonymity, is a symptom of a society inexorably becoming less civil. Also consider this is the same society which elects its representatives. In short, we get the representation we deserve. Want a better Congress? Change society.

-- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Sun, Oct 13, 2013, at 10:53 AM

As soon as Barbara Stocker gets her fund raising underway, I'm ready with my checkbook. Any information yet on where to contribute?

-- Posted by truthsearcher on Mon, Oct 14, 2013, at 10:50 AM


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