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228 weeks ago @ The New Civil Rights M... - Whoopi Goldberg Tells ... · 1 reply · +7 points


This is from seven years ago:


Tom Degan

319 weeks ago @ - The 10 Funniest Comedi... · 0 replies · +3 points

LENNY BRUCE: Remembering a Comic Genius....I wrote this piece six years ago on the fortieth anniversary of his passing.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

321 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Reviewer: HBO's 'Game ... · 2 replies · -3 points

When someone like Sarah Palin can make it as far as she has, it can mean only one thing and it's not a particularly good sign. We are living in a culture that has been custom-tailored for idiots. When a person who can barely put two coherent sentences together without the aid of a teleprompter becomes one of the best-selling non-fiction authors of the decade, that's usually a pretty good indicator that society is spiraling downward at a fairly decent clip. Fasten your seat belts, kiddies!

Tom Degan

338 weeks ago @ http://www.dangerouspr... - REPUBLICANS SAY WE CAN... · 1 reply · +1 points

Absolutely, Mike. Give me a couple of hours.



338 weeks ago @ http://www.dangerouspr... - REPUBLICANS SAY WE CAN... · 1 reply · +1 points

Nice one, Mike! And now these people are talking about the poorest among us being taxed every April 15!

According to these plutocratic handmaidens, the tax code simply isn't fair. People who live at or below the poverty level have to start chipping in! A family of four making $22,000 a year (or less) will have to shell out to the feds. Can you believe that? Think about it: That single mother who barely scratches out a living assembling Big Macs at the McDonald's down the street? If these hideous bastards and bitches have their way, she will now have to send a check (assuming she has a checking account) to the IRS every April 15. Of course that will mean she and others in her income bracket will have a lot less money to pump back into this already-feeble economy - a fact that apparently has not been taken into consideration by the knuckleheads who govern us.

Tom Degan

And they call us "elitists"!

339 weeks ago @ CHERYL NATION - Keep me Laughing · 0 replies · +2 points

Here's a good laugh for you, Cheryl. Friend me!


Tom Degan

340 weeks ago @ http://www.muddypoliti... - Tea Partier’s Nu... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Baseless Paranoia isn’t a Christian folk band, but if it were Michele Bachmann would be the lead singer."

I damn-near spit out my coffee when I read that one! Thanks for a good laugh!

Tom Degan

341 weeks ago @ Big Government - Meet Mark Ames, the ... · 6 replies · -30 points

Mark Ames didn't "create" any "theories regarding the Brothers Koch. Charlie and Dave have bent over backwards to seal their reputations in concrete. Wake up, folks.

Tom Degan

344 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -  Democracy Died F... · 2 replies · +25 points

Ascribing humanity to a corporation, to a company like Exxon or Disney for example, raises too many questions to even list here. But let's at least attempt to ask a few of them, shall we, boys and girls? Here goes....

Are corporations really persons?

Do corporations think?

Do corporations weep?

Do corporations fall in love?

Do corporations grieve when a loved one dies as a result of a lack of adequate health care?

Do corporations have loved ones?

Are corporations even capable of loving?

Do corporations sometimes lose sleep at night worrying about disease, violence, destruction, and the suffering of their fellow corporations?

Do corporations feel your pain?

Can a corporation run for public office?

Can corporations laugh at themselves? Are they capable of the self-deprecating sense of humor that the Irish are famous for? (EXAMPLE: "So these two corporations walk into a bar....")

If a corporation ever committed an unspeakable crime against the American people, could IT be sent to federal prison? (Note the operative word here: "It")

Can a corporation register to vote?

We all know that corporations have made a shit-load of cash throughout our history by profiting on the unspeakable tragedy of war. But has a corporation ever given its life for its country?

Is a corporation capable of raising a child?

Does a corporation have a conscience? Does it feel remorse after it has done something really bad?

Has a corporation ever been killed in an accident as the result of a design flaw in the automobile it was driving?

Has a corporation ever written a novel or a dramatic play or a song that inspired millions?

Has a corporation ever risked its life by climbing a ladder to save a child from a burning house?

Has a corporation ever won an Oscar? Or an Emmy? Or a Tony? Or the Nobel Peace Prize? Or a Polk or Peabody Award? Or the Pulitzer Prize in Biography?

Has a corporation ever performed Schubert's Ave Maria?

Has a corporation ever been shot and killed by someone who was using an illegal and unregistered gun?

Has a corporation ever paused to reflect upon the simple beauty of an autumn sunset or a brilliant winter moon rising on the horizon?

If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a noise if there are no corporations there to hear it?

Should corporations kiss on the first date?

Could a corporation resolve to dedicate its life to being an artist? Or a musician? Or an opera singer? Or a Catholic priest? Or a rabbi? Or a Doctor? Or a Dentist? Or a sheet metal worker? Or a gourmet chef? Or a short-order cook? Or a magician? Or a nurse? Or a trapeze artist? Or an author? Or an editor? Or a Thrift Shop owner? Or a EMT worker? Or a book binder? Or a Hardware Store clerk? Or a funeral director? Or a sanitation worker? Or an actor? Or a comedian? Or a glass blower? Or a chamber maid? Or a film director? Or a newspaper reporter? Or a deep sea fisherman? Or a farmer? Or a piano tuner? Or a jeweler? Or a janitor? Or a nun? Or a Trappist Monk? Or a poet? Or a pilgrim? Or a bar tender? Or a tar bender? Or a used car salesman? Or a brick layer? Or a mayor? Or a soothsayer? Or a Hall-of-Fame football player? Or a soldier? Or a sailor? Or a butcher? Or a baker? Or a candlestick maker?

Could a corporation choose to opt out of all the above and merely become a bum? Living life on the road, hopping freight trains and roasting mickeys in the woods?

I realize that this is pure theological speculation on my part but the question is just screaming to be posed: When corporations die, do they go to Heaven?

Our lives - yours and mine - have more worth than any goddamned corporation. To say that the Supreme Court made an awful decision in January of 2010 is an understatement. Not only is it an obscene ruling, it is an insult to our humanity.

Tom Degan

358 weeks ago @ http://www.belfasttele... - - Editors Viewpoint, O... · 0 replies · +1 points

Here's something you can take to the bank:

Within less than a week, a whole new cottage industry will arise from our otherwise screwed economy that will deny that Osama bin Laden has been killed; that the president manufactured this whole thing to bring his approval ratings up; that Osama was actually killed by the Bush administration four - five - whatever - years ago. I can just hear them now:



Fasten your seat belts, boys and girls! Here come the Deathers!

Tom Degan