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    Talk Left

    Is there anyone on these boards who shares my interest in Talk Left? I am a dyed-in-the-wool far-left-wing liberal who has never, ever been able to enjoy listening to a left-wing talk show. All the talk shows here in the Philly area are right-wing. I listened anyway because I love talk shows. My favorites on Talk Left are Mike Malloy and Lynn Samuels. I like to listen to Mike because I want to be there when he has his stroke right there on national radio. He is so intense (and funny at the same time) that I sit glued to my Sirius. He yells and screams and (almost) curses and calls Mr. Bush "Chucklenuts." At least it's a way to introduce younger (young adults) people to politics in a way they may enjoy and still learn at the same time. Lynn Samuels is just as far left as I am. She has a very thick NY accent and is great fun to listen to. Any other left wingers on here or am I totally alone? If I am, I'll be quiet, I promise.

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    Finally

    YEAH after trying for what seems like an eternity to post here I finally am in .

    In response to Lana , I am a registered independent . I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal who would rather puke than listen to the religious right who IMHO are watching reruns of the Flintstones and applying what they see as if they were watching a documentary ! LOL !

    I love discussing politics with almost anyone . I do get a little nuts when the "I want biblical law to supersede the constitution crowd shows up though "

    So Lana or anyone else fire away let's talk some down and dirty politics .

    Here is where I stand on this presidential election . Romney is a pandering flip flopper who changes his stances as often and easily as John Kerry ! Billary is making me sick with their lying , decietful attacks to discredit Obama , I wouldn't be surprised if Karl Rove showed up on the Clinton payroll any day with the lies and tactics they are using .

    Two to three years ago I would have supported John McCain in a NY minute but when he got on his knees last year to none other than Jerry (The Amerrican Taliban ) Falwell just to try to secure the Puritan vote I dropped him like a bad habit .

    I had actually warmed up to Huckabee a little even though I don't trust (Men Of God) any further than I can spit . That is until he started his biblical law BS a few weeks ago . So he went to the crapper also !

    So that leaves me with Obama . I think he can be a good leader that is if he gets a chance and the lunatic fringe doesn't pull a Martin Luther King on him.Which in this day and age and in this country I worry about . I believe that Obama is the best choice to lead the country the only thing that can get in his way of being a good president and uniting this country is the intolerance and hatred that permeates everyday life in the US.

    And as for the present the current president and his administration is undoubtedly the absolute worst I have seen in my lifetime . With the economic damage they have done already and the mess they are leaving behind I would bet that historians will be very harsh in their appraisals . It is amazing how we the American public have allowed this administration to trash the constitution repeatedly and stood by mute !

    As a great man once said when facism comes to the US it will be wearing an American flag and carrying a cross !!!

    There you go boys rip it apart !!!

    Thank you Charles LaRocca for getting the technical part straightened out for me !

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    Hey, eduardo,

    Well, I'm a registered Democrat. I am proud to say I have NEVER voted for a Republican in my entire 57 years on this earth and I never will.

    My problem is who to vote for - Hillary or Obama. I keep seesawing back and forth, back and forth. I hear something I don't like about her and say, nope, I'm voting for Obama. I hear something about him I don't like and I'm back to Hillary. What to do? I've never been this way before, always had a clear picture of my favorite. I'm really not crazy about either one of them. I just want a fantastic health plan so that everyone will have coverage. I am on disability and can't afford insurance when I need it most. I need to do my homework about their healthcare proposals. I hear all kinds of things but need to study them for myself. I've been lax but for some reason, I just don't feel like it yet.

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    Lana ,

    Sorry to hear about your disability bro . Is it permanent or temporary ? I myself am in Chile at the moment receiving treatment for what was termed by the US medical establishment as terminal lung cancer . They gave me 3 months to live 3 months and 4 days ago ! LOL ! I am either going to make a glorious miracle comeback or I am living on borrowed time.

    I am at peace with either one .

    IMHO it is a crying shame that the US "The Greatest Country In The World" (ask any republican) cannot provide affordable health insurance for all their citizens . And I don't buy the BS that it would be to expensive . There are literally 100 countries many of which are far poorer than the US (at least before Bush II) that provide it and continue to function . And the other BS argument that quality would suffer is exactly that BS why would I have had to come to Chile to get treatment and a chance to live when the whole US Medical establishment told me to get ready to check into a hospice and tell them to get the morphine drip ready so I would be comfortable till my death ?

    When I got hear 1 month and 4 days ago I was coughing up blood constantly , taking Oxy-Contin 6 times a day for the pain and Metformin 4 times a day for diabetes . I now have not taken either drug since the day I stepped foot into the clinic my blood sugar has stabilized between 90 and 120 depending if it is taken after a meal or between them . I no longer cough up blood and although my first two weeks were spent in excruciating pain it has subsided and the pain is manageable now .

    Now my chest is still bloated from the tumors but they haven't increased in size since I have been in country .

    Go to the websites of the candidates and check out their healthcare plans yourself . And voting a straight ticket is your right and priviledge and far be it for me to try to tell you what you should do but I would suggest that you try to keep an open mind . ALL politicians are LIARS . It comes with the territory . I have found that there are times the bigger liar is Democrat and times when the reverse. The current executive branch is incredible aren't they it almost seems like they make their lies bigger as they go along just to see how much the public will take till they explode !LOL !

    Personally I can't see myself voting for any Republican (except Arlen Specter my home state is PA) until they come to their senses and show some fiscal responsibility some restraint on the ever growing government , stop pandering to the religious lunatic fringe and curtail there warmongering and actually get down to protecting our citizens instead of the oil companies interests !

    Take care brother ,

    Eduardo S Fernandez

    PS : OBAMA 2008

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    Dear eduardo,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm so sorry to hear about your illness. I pray that they can help you in Chile. It sounds amazing that you are feeling so much better than you were here in the states. (BTW, I'm from PA, too!) Do you have to pay for the treatment there? I saw Sicko, did you? I was absolutely livid!!! When I went on disability, I had to start paying COBRA at $450.00 a month. Now, this is at a time when you need it most and can't afford to pay for it.

    Please keep us up-to-date about yourself.

    P.S. I'm a "sister," not a "bro." LOL.

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    Lana ,

    The fee here is all on me . I also have Capitol Blue Cross back in the states that I pay myself $500 a month plus I pay my parents supplemental to their Medicare for another $150 each a month . I was lucky I had a successful buisness at an early age, grew it , sold it and retired comfortably at the age of 40 . So the finances aren't to much a concern thankfully .

    I never saw Sicko . Prefer to go on my own experiences to tell you the truth than to see something that someone has filtered . Not that Moore is deliberately distorting but I am a pretty cynical type and don't really trust people that are in power . And Moore love him or hate him has power . Therefore what he says or the films he makes IMHO have to be at least a little slanted one way or another.

    Besides having been a buisness owner and dealing with insurance companies to cover my workers and being a consumer in the states I have enough horror stories to go around about health care in America .

    The absolute greed that permeates our society is staggering . It is as if everyone turned into Gordon Gekko overnight !!! ( Remember the Micheal Douglas character from the movie Wall Street ?) I have to admit that I am at the verge of being ashamed of saying I am an American . Many years ago when I had international contracts and traveled throughout the Far East, Northern Africa , South America , the Middle East and the Caribbean . You said you were American and people stumbled over each other to make you feel comfortable and at home and wanted to talk to you , ask you questions about the states they were curious and friendly . Now you get that cold look like they would rather you disappear .

    At any rate congratulations on your super bowl win .

    Take care sister ,

    Eduardo S Fernandez

    PS : My home is located in Bethlehem Pa by the way when I am in the states.
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