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Operation Chaos 2016 is the GOP's official scheme. It's used to divide Democrats to help the GOP:

Republicans Should Help Bernie Sanders to Weaken Hillary

by Myra Adams June 25, 2015 4:00 AM

...This is a call to action for every Republican anxious to win back the White House in 2016.
Bernie Sanders, the socialist U.S. senator from Vermont, is now surging in his quest to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. He is attracting media attention and large crowds, and is invigorated by a New Hampshire–primary poll showing him only 10 points behind frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

After a GOP power player sent me a piece from left-leaning Salon headlined “Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn’t even see the frustrated progressive wave that will nominate Bernie Sanders,” my heart went pitter-patter, beginning to sense an opportunity.

But it was not until I saw a headline in The Hill warning that the “Sanders surge is becoming a bigger problem for Clinton,” accompanied by “It may be time for Hillary Clinton to take the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders more seriously,” that I was truly motivated to join Team Bernie and rally my fellow Republicans to do the same.

So I sent Bernie a donation and visited his campaign store, where my favorite bumper sticker was Vote for Bernie... you know you wanna!

Now, I don’t really wanna, and neither do you. However, supporting Bernie in the early stages of his campaign is a noble cause that makes a great deal of political sense and emboldens me to announce Operation Chaos 2016...


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420262/bernie-sanders-republicans-myra-adams

In the article, she remarks on the former efforts to do the same thing every two years since 2008. Bernie does not want a rightwing GOP in the White House.

BSers must purge aggressive 'supporters' for the good of the nation. They may vote for him now, but will not in the general. I believe they are here to set us against each other. We should not fall for it. I don't care who wins the primary because I'm going to vote for the winner. I have always loved Bernie, don't want his ideals dismissed if he faulters or fails.

When we were training and organizing mobilizations against the Vietnam War, we had to be alert for those who trying to discredit our ideals and our cause. Usually these were the ones who were aggressive and spoiling for a fight. We called them agent provocateurs, and that is what they were.

This is what I see online with the language being used against a Democrat. Easy to attack all of the Democrats if one isn't one. They don't believe what they are saying, just grab whatever media meme is available and are unable to give replies that aren't abusive in nature, because they don't respect us or our causes.

The quality of supporters does affect voting patterns. I was never interested in Hillary back in 2007 and 2008, even though I knew she was the victim of rightwing propaganda for years. When the PUMAs began their routine, it left a bitter taste and distrust I had a hard time overcoming. This is how I now feel about BS. It is not his fault. We're being RF'd from many sides. This election is a crucial one. The Koch brothers say they must win it and are going all out to do so. We are in a dangerous place right now. This is who Bernie is really trying to stop from taking over completely.

I don't like baggers or people who act like them. I can't believe some of this type would not be in positions of power. I don't wish to be under anyone's thumb. I've had enough of that to last a lifetime.

Well, Obama supporters have heard it all. SSDD. Same sources. We know the routine. Ugh.



Yes, I noticed that, too! But...



Number 23!

So Moore's is a false story? Or biased? Pilots once had 'free' military training, but not now:

It's Truly Terrifying That Some Pilots Earn Near Minimum Wage



By Emily Cohn - 02/12/2014

The next time you're flying in an airplane consider this: The person operating the aircraft might not be making much more than the person who made the Egg McMuffin you ate for breakfast.

That's right. According to the Wall Street Journal, new airline pilots rank among the lowest-paid workers in the country, with some regional pilots earning as little as $15,000 per year.

That's horrifying for a number of obvious reasons. For one, $15,000 -- or even $22,400 a year, the starting salary for pilots at 14 regional airlines -- is lower than the federal poverty line for a family of four in the U.S.

It's also startling because of the extraordinary price of becoming a pilot in the first place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline pilots usually need a bachelor's degree, a pilot's license, and certification that requires hundreds of hours of flight training. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the cost of training flights alone can set you back more than $100,000...


More at the link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/pilots-minimum-wage_n_4775989.html

'Flying Cheap': Buckle up, indeed

By Hank Stuever - February 9, 2010

Anyone who regularly travels to the less glamorous American cities knows what happens after a layover in the hub: Your ticket may say Delta or United or Continental, but that's not exactly true now, is it? For the last leg, to, say, Wichita, you're flying Colgan, Pinnacle -- who? Hunh?

Buckle up and enjoy a renewed sense of doom from watching -- what else? -- the always grim but journalistically committed "Frontline." In Tuesday night's installment, "Flying Cheap," producer Rick Young and aviation correspondent Miles O'Brien examine the unsavory business practices and regulation-skirting circumstances that may have led to the crash a year ago of Continental Flight 3407 in Buffalo, which killed 50 people. The flying had been outsourced to Manassas-based Colgan Air. (Results of a National Transportation Safety Board investigation last week blamed pilot error in the crash.)

"Frontline" almost never fails to make its case, but it seems fairly easy to make here, through interviews with former pilots, Federal Aviation Administration investigators and grieving relatives of those who died on Flight 3407. Cockpit transcripts reveal two underpaid, unexperienced pilots yawning and complaining about their grueling commutes. They lost control of their plane just a month after the nation had been celebrating the cool, experienced reserve shown by Chesley Sullenberger, who successfully landed his disabled US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River with no casualties. The difference? A captain like Sully is expensive.

That cheap ticket you found online is the byproduct of deregulation in the extreme, which allows major carriers to transfer to smaller carriers the high-cost (and all liabilities) of what once might have been a costlier, premium flight. According to "Frontline," half of all domestic flights are now handled by smaller carriers, no matter what the brand-name logo on the plane's tail might suggest. And, as it happens, the last six fatal crashes in the United States involved commuter flights.

For these carriers to turn a profit, "Frontline" reports, rookie pilots are pushed into the captain's (or first officer's) seats, and poorly paid. Although this isn't exactly news, "Flying Cheap's" most fascinating moments are when the cameras accompany an unidentified group of pilots into their "crash pad" -- a two-bedroom, airport-proximate apartment in an unnamed Northeastern city where as many as a dozen pilots split the rent. Forced to commute cross-country and then fly, some earn as little as $16,000 a year to start...


More at the link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/08/AR2010020803502.html

I remember when airline travel was really good. At times, not so good. I've been on flights with a lot of room, others like sardine cans. I remember getting on a special with American Airlines in the summer. So many flights were lined up, that we were left on the tarmack which was over 100 degrees for almost two hours with no water, drinks or A/C. I never took a special again, as my kid nearly had a heat stroke. They have really cut expenses with de-regulation.

The ability to laugh about one's self/beliefs is good. 'Don't believe everything you think.' n/t

Yes! Eat organic! No GMO! No pesticide! Fresh air, water and exercise. Like livestock! What if the

Republicans made a deal with space aliens?



Does that not remind you of one of those 'good ol' boys' GOP?

Why are they in such a hurry to get so rich by looting the planet?

For who or what are they doing it for if they are still invested in being here?

Just sayin'



OMGawd!!!! In addition to the obvious RWNJ dog whistles...

Take America back! How very Glenn Beck of him!

From women, minorities and those nasty emigrants, yup, that's really a liberal position, gonna go over big with Democrats.

And as far as Bernie's position on organized labor (unions) and the middle class the unions created:

Senator Rand Paul Submits A National Right To Work Bill

The battle over Right To Work States just took a monumental leap as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduces a National Right to Work (for less) Act...

This is an ideological and blatantly  anti-union piece of legislation.  It has no benefit to our nation as a whole.  It will reduce the collective bargaining rights of millions of union workers and it turn will reduce the pay and benefits of the other 200 million workers in the US.
The national race to bottom has begun, soon Rand Paul will probably try to repeal all collective bargaining in the country!

...Is it any surprise that the National Right To Work committee made a nice donation to the Rand Paul for Senate campaign. Does it surprise you that the National RTW Committee spent over $2.2 Million dollars ‘lobbying’ in Washington D.C.?  I am not surprised considering that there were no less than five Right To Work for less bills submitted in the 112 Congress...


http://nhlabornews.com/2013/02/senator-rand-paul-submits-a-national-right-to-work-bill/

Obama had to veto the Keystone stunt that the Koch brothers have demanded since 2009, but Rand had it on the front burner:

Rand Paul: GOP Senate will pass Keystone, address 400 stalled bills

By Paul Bedard • 10/20/14

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has spent months on the road promoting Republican candidates in 32 states, said the GOP is poised to take control of the Senate in the November election and immediately approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, address corporate taxes and reform prison laws.

“I’d be surprised if we don’t win the majority,” he told Secrets. “I think the wind is at our back, the president is increasingly unpopular,” said Paul, adding that there are some Democrats who "would probably run the other way if [President Obama] came to their state.”

Paul, who is mulling a 2016 presidential bid, is so confident of picking up the needed six Senate seats that he has already met with fellow Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s minority leader, to discuss what the new majority would do starting in January.

“We pass legislation,” he said. “I’ve talked with Sen. McConnell about this, he’s intent on passing legislation.”


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-gop-senate-will-pass-keystone-address-400-stalled-bills/article/2555012

Isn't he just too precious for words?

Now onto his stance on choice, or rather no choice at all:

Sen. Rand Paul introduces ‘fetal personhood’ bill to outlaw abortion

By Eric W. Dolan - 17 Mar 2013

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday introduced so-called “fetal personhood” legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States.

The Life at Conception Act would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons.

“The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known – that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Paul said in a statement. “The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”

In a fundraising video for the National Pro-Life Alliance last year, the Republican senator explained that the bill would outlaw abortion without contradicting the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Citing the ruling, Paul claimed Congress had the power to define when human life began under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

“The Court then admitted that if the personhood of an unborn baby is established, the right to abort ‘collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14] Amendment,'” he said...


http://www.rawstory.com/2013/03/sen-rand-paul-introduces-fetal-personhood-bill-to-outlaw-abortion/

It has been rejected by several states, but Rand has tried to push it through since 2012. He keeps on bringing it up. The O'Keefing of the PP in and edited video is part of the continuing assault on women's rights. It's not wonder that Hucklebee is empowered to call for the army to arrest all women that have had abortions legally after they make it illegal. That's retroactive punishment. With a GOP White House, HoR and Senate, this must may come to pass and with the data base that doctors have on patients, they just might come to the door. Freedom and liberty, huh?

More like RWNJ terrorism. There is a reason as many as can are moving out of the USA in fear of these people. This is not Bernie's stance on this issue. So who will support Rand?

I suggest only forced birth white males who believe women have no right to control their bodies.

Oh, and his stance on same-sex marriage. Is that Bernie's stance?

Rand Paul: "Humans Will Marry Non Humans Without DOMA"

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) on Wednesday worried the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act could lead to the legalization of human-animal marriages.

“I think this is the conundrum and gets back to what you were saying in the opening — whether or not churches should decide this,” Paul said on Glenn Beck’s radio show Wednesday morning. “But it is difficult because if we have no laws on this people take it to one extension further. Does it have to be humans? You know, I mean. So there really are — the question is what social mores, can some social mores be part of legislation?”

“Historically, we did at the state legislative level, we did allow for some social mores to be part of it,” the Kentucky Republican continued. “Some of them were said to be for health reasons and otherwise, but I’m kind of with you, I see the thousands-of-year tradition of the nucleus of the family unit. I also see that economically, if you just look without any kind of moral periscope and you say, what is it that is the leading cause of poverty in our country? It’s having kids without marriage. The stability of the marriage unit is enormous and we should not just say oh we’re punting on it, marriage can be anything.”

Paul had previously said he opposed DOMA, a federal law that prohibited same-sex couples from receiving federal marriage rights and protections. However, he only opposed the law because it potentially gave the Supreme Court an opening to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/26/rand-paul-same-sex-marriage-conundrum-leads-to-marrying-animals/

After the USSC found same sex marriage Constitutional, he fed red meat to RWNJs:

Rand Paul Questions Government's Role in Marriage After Supreme Court Decision

Jun 29, 2015

“...While I disagree with Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, I believe that all Americans have the right to contract,” the Kentucky senator said in a Time op-ed published Sunday titled “Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether.”

“The government should not prevent people from making contracts but that does not mean that the government must confer a special imprimatur upon a new definition of marriage,” he continued. “Perhaps the time has come to examine whether or not governmental recognition of marriage is a good idea, for either party...”

“Some have argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling will now involve the police power of the state in churches, church schools, church hospitals,” he said. “This may well become the next step, and I for one will stand ready to resist any intrusion of government into the religious sphere.”

Paul's silence in the day following the Supreme Court decision drew attention. His approach stood in contrast to those of many competitors and “to his voluble response on Thursday, when the justices upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act,” Politico wrote, and “fits the pattern” set when he initially remained quiet about 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's call to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina state capitol grounds.


http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-06-29/rand-paul-questions-government-s-role-in-marriage-after-supreme-court-decision

That's it, Rand. Take your little red marriage wagon and go home since the 14th Amendment allows Equal Protection Under the Law. Oh, that terrible, nasty US Constitution...

There are so many examples of how Libertarians are the exact opposite of Democrats and Bernie. Like oil and water...



Sooo... It's come to this, Hucky:



Nerdy Wonka is keenly on point. TOD doesn't miss anything. Humility. Yes. How many, myself included,

have tried to write the experience as the same. It cannot be so. That's when it's time to not post and just listen. The rage, frustration, the language.

We are on the same planet, yet living alternative realities. Tread carefully, show Namaste:

"I bow to the God within you" or "The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you" - knowing we're all made from the same One Divine Consciousness.



Greeting the Dalai Lama at the February 5, 2015 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

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