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Saying GOP obstructs makes the GOP base happy and accomplishes little. Saying GOP will harm you and showing how is better.

Ryan put politics before country, killed bipartisanship and risked a worse economic depression.  

"Mr. Ryan drew a blueprint for a government that would be absent when people needed it the most" 

So Ayn Rand needed medicare and Saul Alinsky was a normal American and in death they become political footballs.

Ryan is THE Koch Poster Boy - his right wing wealth ties exposed  /nyt 

Paul Ryan plan would be the end of Medicare | ShortFormContent at Blogger  /ryanfail

Grover Norquist - We want the Paul Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. 

Past is prologue - Paul Ryan’s ‘Pay-Per-View’ Meeting: Constituents Escorted Out One By One | FreakOutNation 

Headline when Ryan was considering running for President - The author of our fiscal doom? Mr Supply Sui-Side? 

 hopping right along. I think the honeymoon between the two Rs will last about a day.

Specificity was never Romney's plan. So he chooses Mr. Specific. Plan overboard. 

1. No proof hecklers of Ryan were plants. 2. He ignored the farm bill Ryan is focusing popular anger. 

I think Romneycide is a reasonable condensation of the actual result of Romney Ryan economic policies. A form of genocide. 

Ayn Rand was a parody of individualism. She promoted the right of individuals to trample anyone who stood in their way. Roark=McVeigh

Ryan ineptly says his hecklers mist not be from Iowa or Wisconsin. That should come back to bite him.

Watching Ryan dealing with hecklers and then lapse into Boehner-like cliches is a reassuring indication. Introducing 

Amendment. Erskine Bowles condemned the Romney not the Ryan budget. Andrea Mitchell's Bowles clip was both dated and deceptive.

Erskine Bowles - Commentary: Romney’s tax plan would hit middle class, miss the... 

Romney PAC Man Billionaire - Sheldon Adelson’s Dealings in China Are Under Investigation  /nyt 5 pager

Our society is steeped in corruption with advantage and disadvantage at every level. At least Obama is serious. Romney is a joke.
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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…