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Over 6 billion dollars of new debt in 3 years. What do you do with that?
Over 1,000 days without a budget to hide their(Reid and Obama) taxpayer funded spending spree. What do you do with that?
Total incompetence and lack of leadership in the White House. What do you do with that?
What will this president campaign on? Successes? Smearing and tearing down his opponent? You decide.
What about Bush's illegal credit card war. Care to comment?
For those that like to preach fairness. A liberal makes a mistake and the news media covers it up but a conservative makes a mistake and it is magnified several times. Is that fair? What do you do with that?
Why can't liberals find facts?
They aren't looking for any.
what the hell are you talking about?
Bush's deficit spending was about 1.1 billion per day. Obama's deficit spending is about 3.87 billion per day. What do you do with that?
I wonder if that kind of spending is still irrational and unpatriotic?
How much of that spending is from putting Bush's wars on the books? Once and for all just answer this question. Where is your contempt for Bush/Cheney?
It looks like you need to check some numbers and kick at least one off of this site.
Solyndra Inc., Beacon Power and now Ener1 all received loans or grants from the stimulus. They were to produce clean energy and thousands of jobs. All have filed for bankruptcy. How much more can we afford? What do you do with that?
On a positive note I hear they are hiring at the welfare office to hand out all of the food stamps.
I hear that Obama's approval rating is about 48%. That would directly correspond to the 48% of American households getting a government check. HMMMmmmmmm!
Bush / Cheney war criminals.
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."-Mark Twain
That quote was used by William Rivers Pitt to open his following comment. http://www.truth-out.org/what-i-know/132...
Expanding upon the comment by the greatest American humorist, and exceeding his pessimism which is no mean feat, I say a man who carries a cat by the tail more than once can never learn in any way.
I suppose that Mark Twain's comment covers all those who voted for George W. Bush in 2000. Those that voted for him again in 2004, most assuredly are covered by mine. However, exhibiting in this small moment, that hope springs eternal, even in the hearts of cynical septugenerians, I ask our Regressive brothers to please read Mr. Pitt's comment at the provided link. No, I dare you to read it, I have a hypothesis to test. ;)
"Do not go gentle into that good night\ Old age should burn and rave at close of day\ rage, rage against the dying of the light."-Dylan Thomas
Earl it sounds like, despite your millions, you have been Buffetted a bit. ;)
I think I will just go ahead with believing that News Across, eastwood, and Earl are one in the same. It will make it easier for me to like the latter two. ;)
By the way there is precedent on these blogs for a poster with multiple posting identities.
We who have followed these blogs since their inception have not forgotten JJ Gates, and his (her?) multiple personas, DA Gates, and others.
A word of caution, JJ pushed the envelope further, and further, until his post privileges were denied, and all his comments expunged.
Earl I don't know what is bad either. You seem like a person that is enjoying some of the fruits of your labor. I hope you can travel the globe and enjoy the beauty of what God has put here just for us. Have a good time and maybe someday we could meet and have a cup of coffee and you could tell me about your travels.
"If the economy is getting better then why are there 6 million fewer jobs in America today?"
"If the economy is getting better then why did the United States home sales hit an all time record low in 2011?"
"If the economy is getting better then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?"
"If the economy is getting better then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?"
"If the economy is getting better then why has the number of children living in poverty risen for the last four years?"
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
For the whole list check it out.
Liberals have no courage because they will never call him on it. All they can do is blame Bush and never put responsibility where it belongs on Obama and his failed policies taking us down the river.
One more time rr3, Obama is partly at fault. DID YOU HEAR THAT?
Bush is also at fault. CAN YOU SAY THAT. Even just once. Steel yourself man, and just say it. It will be cathartic, and you will be released from self imposed bonds to the point that you will be able to fly, long before you ever begin to flap those newly grown wings on your way to heaven.
Stop the nonsense about liberals don't blame Obama. I just did, and so have most of the others.
When you present facts they say it is not credible or it is nonsense. Hmmmmmmmm! What do you do with that?
Should a cell phone be an entitlement?
Ever wonder what that Federal Universal Tax on your phone bill was used for? To give welfare recipients free cell phones. What do you do with that?
Obama enjoyed 10 separate vacations and took over 90 vacation days during 2009 and 2010. Obviously Obama was not talking about himself when he said,
"If you're a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation."
What do you do with that?
Not near the vacations that the little Bush took rr3, of course you know that somewhere in the hidden depths of your mind. By the way I don't expect an answer from you on anything short pants Bush did.
Maybe, you and your ilk suffer from selective memory loss. Mention his name, and your mind shuts down. I can understand that, sort of. You pseudo-conservatives know that your hero was a national, no a world disaster, and can't bear the thought of him, some sort of Regressive-repressive disease. I would say get well soon, but I know that you all are hopeless cases that have just been shuttled off into irrelevancy. ;)
Earl U., could it be that you have spent too much time traveling with Billy Pilgim? Is that the source of your unusual uniquity? ;)
I meant Pilgrim of course.
Anybody here know the history of taxes in the mid-20th century? I just read an article about the proposed "Buffett Rule" to raise taxes on the rich, and in it, the writer noted that the current 35% top tax rate is well below the rate in the 50s, which was 90%.
90%? Is that for real? I have a hard time imagining a world where someone making $10 million would write Uncle Sam a check for $9 million at the end of the year. Did that ever really happen? or was the tax code (as I suspect) so littered with loopholes that the actual tax payments never approached 90%?
Anybody know the story?
In my mind the Republican Party and some of the Democrats are coming so close to Dictators, its scary! None of you seem to mind.Every one knows that the Bush Administration should be in Federal Prison, or in front of a Firing Squad it was obvious at the time,and any (sane)Person could see it now! But they protect each other. Its the only way their still walking the Street! So is this a Country ruled by Law,or not?I keep saying the entire System has to be Changed! When Hoover was still in charge of the F.B.I. most of our Representatives, Senate, Congress, walked the line! I think we need him back,Holder would'nt make a pimple on Hoovers A**
Today February 4th, marks the anniversary of just another of our dirty little wars. A war that many of us today don't know even happened, and of the few that do know of it, know it only from a one paragraph glossing over in high school history books.
One hundred thousand American troops participated. Somewhere between one quarter million, and one million citizens of this little country died from the war. It started because a Republican President bowed to the pressures of rich American imperialists. It sounds a lot like Iraq doesn't it?
Is it too late to say we are sorry to the people of this nation? Are we even in the least inclined to say we are sorry? Of course not, and we won't say we are sorry about Iraq, nor, Mexico, nor Panama, nor any other of the many countries who have felt the wrath of our terrible swift sword, not in a hundred years, and the untruth keeps marching on. http://www.progressive.org/philippine_am...
Brown skinned people we have our eye on you.
You have what we want, and we'll take it too.
From Cuba, to Iraq we kicked in your door.
It's not nearly enough we have to have more.
Beware Iran, and Syria, for you may be next.
We will find once again a white man's pretext.
So quake and shiver brown folks of the world,
our sword is unsheathed, and our flag unfurled.
So that's what you do with that blame Bush. How many more years can you do that? Bush was no saint but when will this guy be responsible for his own failed policies and action. What do you do with that?
We should place the elderly in prisons. They will get a shower a day, video surveillance in case of problems, three meals a day, access to a library, computer, TV, gym, doctors on-site, free medication if needed. Put criminals in nursing homes. They have cold meals, lights off at 7pm, two showers a week, live in a smaller room and pay rent at $4,000 a month!!! It's pretty sad that we treat prisoners better than the elderly....
I'm sure rest home treatment Obama's fault? Brought to you by the same people who will make sure you and I can't afford to pay our own medical bills.
As far as Bush / Cheney I will quit complaining about them when they have been convicted of thier crimes. Calling them "No Saints' is like referring to some drunken fraternity pranks, these guys slaughtered 1000's on people who never did anything to us and that is a fact. You can't fault them for defending THIER country.
They lied us in to war ,manufactured evidence and outed our operatives. 1000's dead. What the hell does it take for you to see them as more than "No Saints"?
Sounds like to me hatred for the other guy clouds the thought of holding Obama accountable for anything. I thought liberals didn't hate anybody. Don't they like laws against hate crimes and hate speech? Aren't they just a loving, caring bunch.
I hold Obama accountable for not sicking our Justice Department on Bush / Cheney and for letting them off the hook. Yes, I do hold him accountable for a lot of things but I won't manufacture things to hate him for.
You're my favorite kind of christian rr3yvo,
because you do more damage for your side then I could ever hope to and you don't even know it.
Onward christian soldier.
Why thank you wtf you always have kind words for Christians. You must be one since you seemingly know how one should act.
Notice how liberals never answer a question no matter what it is. If they don't answer then they can never be held accountable because they lack courage. They have to hide behind the masses and will never stand alone. When a conservative answers a question they don't like the answer so they say, 'you didn't answer the question'. Just look at past and future post and you will see I am right, again.
what question have you ever answered?
I told you didn't I right, again.
What the hell are you talkin' about?
Good to see you back as originally manifested News. ;)
Sounds like an extraordinary trip to me. I am glad you had the opportunity. Good luck to the aboriginal people of Australia, they will need all the luck they can get.
And thanks for your words about the poem.
More Corporacratic games being played on skilled American workers, and Obama appears to be endorsing it. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/05...
Santorum says abortion causes cancer.
The only thing missing is one single fact to back it up. Wow. Typical.
Could it have been taken out of context. I don't know. We don't have the actual quote posted. Wow. Typical.
"I don't believe that breast cancer research is advanced by funding an organization where you've seen ties to cancer and abortion," he added. "So, I don't think it's a particularly healthy way of contributing money to further cause of breast cancer, but that's for a private organization like Susan B. Komen to make that decision."
He said it on...can you believe it rr3...Fox News!
Thanks for the backup. I watched him say it and figured most everyone else did to. I'm looking forward to hearing rr3yvo rationalize his comment.
For one I hadn't heard the comment. Then I am shocked either one of you heard it on Fox News. I didn't think anyone listened to that. So abortion doesn't cause breast cancer but it does cause death to the unborn 100% of the time. What do you do with that?
Believe it or not FOX isn't the only network. What do we do with that? Let's start by not making up absolute BS!
I am very embarrassed that the good people of Missouri have voted for Rick Santorum. In this part of the world he is considered a joke. I can only assume that politics is not a serious interest in your state, which is a pity as you have some of the most beautiful land in the world and I would hate to see you ruin it by supporting a man who refuses to accept science and all the data that goes with it.
He is the eptitome of why religion has no place in politics.
"....and on the third day, God created the Remmington bolt-action rifle so that man could fight the dinosaurs. And homosexuals. Amen."
I just now realized it was the Santorum family that appeared in 'Mean Girls.'
IF THESE BILLIONAIERS & MILLIONAIRES can spend this kind Money to get their Candidate elected, they can pay a little more Tax! So you batter know they are buying something! Is that so hard to understand? Any of them that has that kind of backing,you better Vote against them! Even if their Democrats! Were we better get started supporting the People who want to change the System in all areas! If you think about it, you very seldom hear any of them suggest this! It's always taking thing's away from the Middle Class,and the poor! Quite worrying about these complicated problems that only they, and a very few American Citizens can totally understand! But as a commonsense American,you should know when they have your Pants down and ready to burn your A##! If not, you in my Opinion,a sad bunch should be taken !! But try and not take us all with you! Wake up People,i've had my Rant for now!
Well you know Aussie Wife that Moochele was proud of America for the first time when her husband was running for president. Amazing!
In 2008 Obama strongly scolded John Edwards for have a former senior political adviser running his Super Pac. In 2012 Obama doesn't seem to have that much of an issue with former advisers running his Super Pac. What do you do with that?
Moochelle? Is that your way of calling the First Lady a fat cow, or did you mean something even more insulting?
In my opinion any people this side of a grade school play ground that can only summon the intellect, and imagination to cast aspersions at a fellow human's physical appearance tell the world of their limitations.
Your case is even a bit more special, you who proclaim that you are right with God, and tell the rest of us how we should get right with God by the same method as you, then say such things as 'Moochelle" subject your self to judgment by people as a pecksniff, and a fool. I can't pretend to know what your God would say about such vehemency, but I bet you have a pretty good idea.
You like that racist card don't you okr. Nothing racist about it imo. I thought it was funny haha. No sense of humor now huh. Seems you always have a sense of humor when you make fun of consevatives, Republicans and God. Good comedy relief though, this is better then listening to Bill Mahr when he insults consevatives and religion. Come on okr lighten life is too short especially at your age.
Life is short rr3 you got that right. I was just giving you a heads up that your Big Guy may be looking down and frowning, saying why is my servant wasting our time making fun of woman's body shape? Hey, HE may know even more reasons why you are doing it, which could be even scarier. Pay no attention to me though HE will react appropriately, or so you have told me.
rr3, It would be beneath me to mention that Rick Santorum's wife used to live with an abortion provider and I certainly would not use the google definition of Santorum to describe him which is why I fail to understand why you would use such an insulting term to describe Michelle Obama. As far as America is concerned, I have always thought that physically it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Unfortunately the decline in educational standards have led to some of the population being ill informed and easily led. The anti science mantra of people like Rick Santorum will definitely lead to a decline in the natural assets and beauty of the USA and this causes me great concern.
Okr did you actually get that from the bible or make that up all by yourself. If it is a sin God will convict me of it and I will repent. I know as an agnostic you may feel that Christians should always be perfect sorry if I fail to live up to your standard. Judge me all you want but I worry about pleasing God not you. It really doesn't matter whether you think I please God or not, hey maybe he's not even real then what?
Ok Aussie Wife Mr. Obama sat under Rev. Wright for 20 years and didn't know he taught the things he did. He snorted cocaine at least once that he admitted. Oh and what about his questionable ties to unrepentant terrorists. If you want to judge people because of there past then how would you judge Obama? What do you do with that?
I hope all the Missourians who supported Mr.
Santorum in the recent primary feel proud.
Just last evening I learned that the uber-christian, family values politician who refers to abortion as murder, is all in favor of murder.
An excerpt from an article regarding the targeting of Iranian scientists for assasination:
"But at least two GOP presidential candidates have no problem with the targeting of nuclear scientists. In a November debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsed "taking out their scientists," and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called it, "a wonderful thing.""
How do the Ultra-Christians resolve this dichotomy? Is it some sort of "murder is ok, as long it is a muslim" mentality? I thought the mantra was "all life is sacred." Apparently not.
I guess I will never be able to understand neo-con logic. It just appears that it is all about chest thumping, truthiness, and pandering. Not seeing a lot of ethics mixxed in the rhetoric these days.
Will those of true christian faith ever wake up and realize that the politicians they fervently support are merely pandering to their beliefs in order to win their votes. Would not Mr. Santorum, if he was truly a christian, abhor murder in all forms?
"Thou shalt not kill"
Seems pretty straight forward to me.
Thus making our scientists targets for reprisal.
I understand that Rick Santorum has only one big benefactor that's keeping him going,he would be out otherwise! Same with Gingrich!
Smart Dog, in a well reasoned comment you stated "Will those of true christian faith ever wake up and realize that the politicians they fervently support are merely pandering to their beliefs in order to win their votes. Would not Mr. Santorum, if he was truly a christian, abhor murder in all forms?
Seems pretty straight forward to me."
I think that the true Christians have already awoken. I believe that true Christians who actually espouse all the words of Jesus bailed out of the Republican Party, a shrinking body, and are now a large part of the Independents, the fastest growing group in American politics. Further evidence is that for a Republican candidate to even stand a chance at being considered for election, he/she must adopt "Christian" fundamentalist positions which are the mirror image of "Muslim" fundamentalist positions.
Too bad we can't lock both up together with clubs, and knives in the Sahara desert. Then they could take things to a natural conclusion, and the rest of the people in this world would be rid of the nuisance. They would secretly love it because both groups believe in, and relish the coming end of the world so they can all go to heaven, perhaps to continue their battle even there. ;)
OK Reader said:
"Further evidence is that for a Republican candidate to even stand a chance at being considered for election, he/she must adopt "Christian" fundamentalist positions which are the mirror image of "Muslim" fundamentalist positions."
I agree to point but if feel that Christians and Muslims are probably closer in idealogy than they are further apart. The real difference is probably only in how far they are willing to go to carry out thier edicts.
This agreement on Home loans is another scam on the People! How about Prosecutions of these Money grubbing thieves!People speak out! Obama said they would still be open for Prosecutions,but there never will be,and we all know it! People lets have some **** Justice write or call these Criminals!
rr3, I have no interest in the private lives of others and I try to avoid gossip. My main concern with Rick Santorum is his anti science reaction to the environment. As a citizen of this planet, his environmental policies directly affects myself and my family both here and in the USA. Santorum has stated that he is in favour of 'Fracking' and has totally ignored the scientific research linking this to earthquakes and contaminated drinking water.
Santorum has also stated that he thinks Climate Change is a hoax, again ignoring the overwhelming scientific data.
This kind of ignorance is a direct threat to our survival and I am horrified at the thought that he would be anywhere near the most powerful position in the world. I am no fan of many of the policies of Obama but this trend in the USA to deride science and choose extremely dumb candidates causes alarm worldwide. If you aspire to live in a vacuum and choose mediocre candidates, fine, but the reality is that any President you select has an impact on the rest of us. Maybe it is time to abandon the obsession with personal insults of opponents and their private lives and start to appreciate the beautiful environment you live in and protect it.
You're right WTF, I meant to convey they were much alike, "mirror image" did not do that. Thank you for making clearer what I meant to say.
NA you, and AW make a hell of a tag team. :)
"It would be beneath me to mention that Rick Santorum's wife used to live with an abortion provider and I certainly would not use the google definition of Santorum to describe him" -- Posted by aussie wife on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 3:16 AM
"I have no interest in the private lives of others and I try to avoid gossip." -- Posted by aussie wife on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 5:54 PM
You're kidding right! Come on now you can make some on here believe that I guess. Just like climate change you are overwhelmed because they have told you this so long that you believe it. They can't forecast the weather a week to 10 days out with real accuracy. But you want to believe they can tell us what it will be like 10, 20, 50, or even 100 years from now. How many climate doomsday predictions have come to pass. Weather changes all the time from global warming to global cooling depending on the political climate and who they can get to believe it. Yes you have been overwhelmed.
"...they have told you this so long that you believe it"
If I didn't know better I would think you were talking about religion.
So you think global warming is a hoax and therefore as a society we should pay no attention to how we treat the environment?
For those that like fairness maybe we should change how we vote. You get one vote for every dollar that you pay in taxes. That would be fair wouldn't it? Maybe that would be incentive to get the rich to pay more taxes oh they already pay more taxes.
Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years
Thanks for the Met Office bit rr3, very interesting. Did you read the complete article? Seems to me that their conclusion is that the jury is still out, and we won't know conclusively for fifteen years as to what is going on.
Whatever transpires, and I don't disregard that fluxations of the sun will, as always, have a tremendous influence, it can't be good that we continue to bombard the atmosphere with green house gases. It may cause changes in the sun's patterns to effect us more drastically. Most of us don't talk about global warming, it is too narrow a focus. Climate change, to me at least, is better nomenclature.
Unfortunately it is highly unlikely I will be around in fifteen years, so reflect on your past, and give me kudos if I was right. :)
The rich have bought our govt. so that they may stack the deck. Are you really that dense or are you really that rich?
Overwhelmed by what? Facts? RR3, I presume you also think that smoking does not cause cancer, the world is flat, you can go to a witch doctor when you are sick and babies are delivered by the stork. In an anti science world, all that is possible. But most of us live in a world where variances in climate will affect us. You seem to be confused about the issue of Climate Change, may I suggest you watch this video of Professor Stephen Schneider who tried to explain Climate Change to a room full of skeptics, it is very enlightening.
You also seem to be confused about weather and climate. Weather at a local level does not impact global climate, so anecdotal observations are too subjective. It is better to refer to the scientific data that experts in Climate Science have analyzed and had peer reviewed, like the data from NASA where they state 2011 was the ninth warmest year on record.
An official government document was released on Tuesday that stated that Australia had had the wettest 2 years on record for 2010 and 2011 (except for Western Australia which had the driest 2 years on record).
This kind of weather is NOT normal, there have been extreme weather conditions around the world and it is happening with increased frequency, exactly what Climate Scientists have predicted with their data. Because the nature of scientific research is to verify data and frequently re check it for accuracy, very few statements about our current weather being a product of Climate Change are made until all these processes are completed, however I suggest you read Scientific American to keep up to date. Climate Scientists are not soothsayers but experts in their field.
You cite a report from The Daily Mail in the UK, this paper is one of the voices of the right wing there and not a credible source. Perhaps you should have gone straight to The Met Office site where you would have seen their reference to NASA's graph on the increase of carbon dioxide in our air, quite frightening actually.
I suppose in the anti science world, you perceive that weather is controlled by politicians, but I would have a very hard time expecting the people of Queensland here in Australia who have gone through 2 years of record breaking floods and cyclones to accept that, just like the people in the USA who have experienced record breaking floods and forest fires recently might not accept that explanation either.
As far as the private lives of politicians are concerned, I could not care if Rick Santorum's wife lives with an abortion provider, but I know you and others of your ilk do. I do however find it kind of repugnant to call Michelle Obama 'Moochelle' as this is an attempt to denigrate her to the level of an animal that people like Rick Santorum believe were only put here by 'God' to do with what we want.
The following link to Fact Check is a must read for Progressives to debunk thirty four myths about Obama promulgated by Regressives. It is a must read for Regressives to avoid egg on their faces, or even worse, to be known as liars.
No, I don't remember rr3 commenting on his wealth but considering everything else he says I wouldn't give it much creedence.
HEY YOU! Pssst, wanna see what a real conservative has to say? It ain't what the radical Regressives running for president have to say. Wanna get a clue as to what conservative progressiveism looks like? Ya better cause if ya don't not only is your anointed clown prince of crazy (whichever one is nominated) going to take a big prat fall. Not only that, but your entire Republican Party will follow like little dominoes all lined in a row that currently leads to nowhere. Try this instead. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/opinio...
News Across there is a horrible dichotomy between those whom are reckoned as the the sages of conservatism, and the rancorous remnants of Republicana. That diminishing minority is no more than a mob of zombies dragging behind them by chains around their necks, the candidates who dare to attempt to be the leader. Meanwhile Freidman, Kristol, Will, et al, sit together talking among themselves because no one in their party is listening. It is more frightening than most horror movies.
How about the acronym DUM, as in don't understand much.
I like America First, talk about historic duds!
However I also like straight forward descriptive names such as the Me First Party. That after all is exactly what they are. ;)
Good one News. It also ties in nicely with "capitalist pigs", an invective I used to ignorantly hurl at certain people in Marshall as they drove by in their Cadillacs during the very early sixties.
I'm hesitant to say that Obama has it won! For the last Couple of weeks i have been talking to Patients at the VA,you have a lot of time to sit and Talk ,in this Place! My experience is that the Republicans have made their point to a lot of Vets that they are genuine! This is astounding to me! You would think, them not getting the same care or quality that their Representatives get,would be outraged towards the Party that keep that from happening! I told several of them they were in the wrong section of the Hospital.(srink) The Staff asked me to wait in another waiting area,and at the same time agreeing with me!So i'm not so sure that the American People are capable of knowing whats good for them! I feel the same way about a Jury of your Peers! I just think the average Person is easily convinced by the strategist! Nobody has ever impressed me to the point, that i lose my objective of Right and wrong!
News,Nana, I'm fine,just a Vascular Problem in my left Leg. Thanks for your concern! News glad your Trip went well and you and yours enjoyed yourselves. Nana,i'm keeping up with you guys posts. Hey to Okla!
Back at you Jo.
NEWS: You know, they were talking about the Rep. Candidates,and i had to butt in on their Conversation! Showing my contempt for all of them! I couldn't keep my cool.I was the one out of line,i guess! Actually i think some of them were Independent,from what i picked up on. So i can't say they were Republicans.But i think they understood i was fed up with the System! I did say at the end ,that they would have to turn the VA into a Condominium if the Republican got back in office,and how would they like that? I'm sure the Brave Men coming back from Battle now, with injuries far more serious than most of us sitting here! The Republicans will not give them the care they deserve! Even now the Veterans aren't getting the quality care they were promised ! I see & hear the Crazies that's out there now,DEM,or REP.and just can't keep silent!
Right on Jo!
I wanted to ask you ,NEWs I understand that Australian Citizens has to Vote or they could be subject to a fine,is this true? If it is ,its a good idea! Do they have a 94% turnout? Here all they want to do is make Voting harder for everyone ! They have manipulated this system to their advantage,(all Politicians)! We have to have some term limits on these people! Thanks News!
News , I think a lot of the People feel it's futil to Vote! I know i've felt that! Thanks again!
Most people don't want to hear this, but we must defeat Obama in the next election. Like others, I think he seems like a decent guy, good family man, probably means well . . . . But he is not a good president. Did anyone hear Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner this week? He admitted that the Obama administration has NO PLAN to reduce our trillions deficit. NO PLAN. They don't like any republican plan, but they have NO PLAN -- and this is after 3+ years in office. What does this mean for our country? It means we are losing our clout in the world. We are no longer the "gold standard", the country that others turn to. Does that matter? You bet it does! what if China, from whom we are borrowing, decides that their money would be better invested in their own country? We are screwed! Do you honestly think any country--China, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt--really cares about us? Forget it. We need our strength in the world to survive. And with this debt, we are rapidly losing our strength and clout.
Here's the problem, as I see it. The Republican candidates are weak and we think we don't have a choice. But wake up, America, anybody is better than Obama.
Take the payroll tax cut--extended again this week. Pundits say it will put $40 back into the average monthly paycheck. Sure, I like getting some extra in my check, but do you know what this is doing? STEALING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE ELDERLY. Do you see this sleight of hand? Obama rewards us now (we love immediate gratification) with the payroll "tax cut" and no attempt to reduce the budget deficit, and we think he's great. Great enough to get him reelected. Then down the road, we pay and PAY BIG.
And by the way, News Across and others, wanting to defeat Obama has absolutely nothing to do with him being the first Black president. I am fed up with that kind of "labeling" by liberals. He is leading our country down the wrong path--plain and simple. His followers are the ones who have made it about race and class warfare. Who ever heard so much political talk about the 1% or "the poor"? It used to be about all Americans--now we label label label and divide! We are more divided now than ever and I blame it on liberal rhetoric. We are in this together and we had better get someone to lead us and pull us together as a country. Someone who can say to us what JFK so famously did--Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country. You see, I love America and I want it to be around for my kids and grandkids.
In this country, we can all make it! Nobody has to remain "the poor" for life.
And, we need to stick to the constitution. Remember separation of church and state? It's in there, too.
Everyone has an opinion,and here's mine. with what we have to work with, and until the system is changed too a more civil society, Obama will be President again! So suck it up Wicked Witch!
I am disappointed that Obama hasn't indicted Bush and Cheney for war crimes, but the problems WW speaks of started long before he took office. Consider for a moment the problems the man was handed.
He is still better than any of the clowns the GOP has offered up. It's like they aren't even trying. After Obama I sincerely hope to see Elizabeth Warren throw her hat into the ring.
Unfortunately Wickedwitch all the Republican candidates are corporate shills, just like Obama. I agree that Obama is not a good President. It is just as obvious that the only choice the Republican candidates offer us is more of the same politics that burdened Obama from day one with the greatest fiscal mess in U. S. history. It would be insane to elect anyone who has nothing to offer, but the same failed policies.
We need fresh ideas from both parties, no we must demand fresh ideas from both parties. Here is the kicker; there is no impetus for them to listen to our demands.
The fuel for presidential campaigns is money, the source of the fuel is corporations. Better said corporate money has become the life blood of campaigning. The most important political movement today is the nascent drive for a constitutional amendment to commit us to taxpayer funded campaign finance. If we don't pay, we don't play.
Here's an article from the St. Charles Patch that compares the three GOP candidates for secretary of state, including Saline County's Bill Stouffer:
"Republican Sec. of State Candidates Try to Highlight Differences"
Thanks Eric for the heads up regarding the candidates. I am curious as to how many "hits" this one will get compared to a good old crime, or house fire story. ;)
I know that it is faint praise NA, but of the three Republican candidates, my pick would be Stouffer.
Hiya Jo! You doin' alright, my friend? :)
Mostly I'd say the Hippocratic Oath has been replaced by the Almighty Dollar.
This has me stump. The more Money put into a campaign . That the Candidate is going to be Elected. Why is that? With the climate the way it is about Campaign Money, why wouldn't it work just the opposite in the minds of the People? If they are so dissatisfied with big Money determining things? reverse it and Vote for the Person with the least Money, Reverse Psychology!
News i didn't fine the article that indirectly connecting Obama in the responsibility for two Death's? Can you help? Thanks
It is an absolute! We need term limits on all these fools.when we the American People can put People like this in office,there has to be a better method of getting them out after the Election if we make a mistake! And that's going to happen. To get things done, we need a popular Majority Vote on every Vote! Get rid of the Electoral College! Popular Vote for President. When the districts are drown up an independent group (sworn in) every time it needs done. We don't need as many Representatives as we have and they know it!Cutting inside the Government it self, We vote on their wages, not them! Wages benefits, their Hospital Care! All they have set up in the White House for their Convenience. Have a 40 hour week.Attend all Debates held in the Chamber. And to h### with the retirements they have now1 This could be Billion's! Keep cutting from the top down! Their our Employees not our idols! We have to under stand this! Thanks for the Articals News!
Jo I think you, and News, others too will find this interesting. "Delusions of a Corporate State"
I'm dumber than a box of rocks on the Economy,but it's interesting! Thanks Nana.
Thanks ND, I believe that is the most informative, cogent, and valuable commentary I have read in a long time.
I guess that I will expand my (organic) garden this year, and more importantly try to some how convince my grandson to join me in my effort. :)
This killing should be investigated! It shows the Government can do what they want! Like i've said before ,they are the Law and do what they want. If the People let them! It's the Bush tactic
all over again. This may not have happened if the Bush Administration had been held accountable for all their Law breaking! It go's back to changing the System,not just a couple of People! Who would call out the National Guard? What Strategy would it take when their all crooks??
Nana it good that some one else rants once in awhile! That's all i do ha!
Hey guys Moochelle just got back from a ski trip. Vacation number 16. Jobless disability claims soar. Oil prices at 9 month high. Isn't Obamarica wonderful.
Please tell us how you and god are gonna fix everything. BTW the oil price spike is direct retaliation for Obama having enough sense to put the brakes on the keystone pipeline for further analysis. It's a tactic. Raise gas and we'll agree to anything. Wake up and deal with reality. Oops. I forgot. You can't.
You have already agreed to everything.
Awesome video about drinking the Obama kool-aid
What's in the Kool-Aid?
Parents shouldn't let kids drink liberals' Kool-Aid
"The sweet flavor of unrestrained sexual pleasure."
"The languid taste of easy government money."
and "The invigorating rush of "personal autonomy"."
Michael Savage Destroys Liberal Kool-Aid Drinking Woman Caller on Worshiping Michael Jackson
Liberal always defeated by logic.
When you start with the whole "Kool-Aid" label stuff we all know you are just parroting others and it reinforces my opinion that you are incapable of an original thought. You let others think for you which is why you buy into the whole religion thing.
The only Bright Bart I pay any attention to is a Simpson.
The Republican Party has NO ideas for our Country! All they have is how too run your personal life,all of them! Were do they come from? They talk about big Government,What do you call a Government that has nothing but contempt for the American People? This is the Republican Party! How do they keep anyone in the their Party? This is so obvious! That's why i think it has to be something wrong with the People! I've tried too find something that makes them so appealing,and can find nothing. It's mind boggling. Help me find something! Or are they massicus? rr3 you should have some kind of answer! Your one of them,aren't you?
Serious question: Has the rapidly shrinking Republican Party become a cult, closed to all excepting fundamentalist Christians, and a few others driven by suspicion, fear, and the resulting paranoia that marks their every utterance, and belief?
There is no semblance of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, nor even the horribly flawed Richard Nixon in any of their proposed leaders.
"What?" Afghanistan. "What's that?" AFGHANISTAN! "Oh, I had forgotten about that." Most have. "Whats going on, I mean our troops are over their protecting the Afghan people, and winning their hearts, and minds." We burned a bunch of their Korans. "What's the big deal about that, its not like we are Bible burners, or anything." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-171...
I don't see much different in the way LaCas Nostra is organized. our own Government! They have the Parliamentary Procedure working for them! And unless the Voting system work for us we are Toast.They aren't our Employees they are our Dictators,and nothing we can do but Rebel! Can you see how much of a chance we would have against our Military? You think they wouldn't Fire on their own People,look at Syria! Were not much different than the Middle East? We have to vote these People out, and make it work for us!!
We are a horribly sick society, even sociopathic, in that we do not recognize, nor speak of the thousands of children, women, and other innocents murdered in the name of bringing "freedom" to those same dead. I suppose in some twisted way we have given them "freedom" if freedom is so loosely defined to include release from the hell that we created.
Does Anyone think there will be Democracy in Afghanistan,Pakistan or Iraq? As soon as they get a chance it will go back to the same old thing! Those People don't want,what we call Freedom and Democracy,at least at this time! They will have to do it them selves.These People hate us,they like the Money we send them! They have been playing us like a fiddle all these years! When the Money stops, our Friendship stop!
Sign seen on top of a State Farm insurance sign.
A taxpayer voting for Barack Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
News: We have the illusion of Democracy ,and for most of America ,it's seems to be enough! We better wake up! Do some digging and find out about this Country! Don't except what these liars have too say! Wake the H*** up! If your too old to be bothered ,check with someone you can trust that cares about Humanity!
There is a documentary on MSNBC tonite everyone should watch,at 9:00 PM. CAMP LEJEUNE North Carolina Marine Base. This is how this Country take care of our Military !!!!
I've still never heard you tell us how you would fix everything if you were president. Would you start by removing the tax exemption for churches? I would if I were king.
Do away with all campaign money. We the people finance your campaign so that all candidates will be equal. No donations and no personal money allowed.
Only pay congress when they are working, when in recess you go home and work your regular job or whatever you do. End their pensions to end career politicians. No benefits except when in office. When you get voted out you do not become a burden on the taxpayer.
Have some sort of flat or fair tax system and this is the part you won't like. If you don't pay taxes you don't vote. One vote for every dollar you pay in taxes so that the people that are providing the financing have a say in how it is spent.
That is just the beginning.
Democrat pollster says Obama economy on track lie is not polling well. So Obama needs to come up with another lie.
You know I think I might vote for Obama this time. I mean he's doing everything right. I like higher gas prices, higher electric rates, higher food prices. I think we should take all the money of the rich put more people on food stamps, have more people that pay zero taxes. We should put more money into green energy to go bankrupt, force the auto makers to make cars that nobody wants or can afford, more money should go to Fannie and Freddie. Instead of always raising our debt ceiling lets just take the lid off and make it unlimited. Its not that the liberal policies don't work they just haven't spent enough money on them. So I'm all in OBAMA 2012!
Here's a story about an assessment of partisan leanings of members of Congress. Blunt and McCaskill are near the center, reps not so much.
rr3 you said, "Do away with all campaign money. We the people finance your campaign so that all candidates will be equal. No donations and no personal money allowed."
There it is, the corner stone of restoring the American democracy! Finally something that the right, and the left can agree on. I am with you 100% on that one. Let's focus on how we can get it done. Honestly I have been searching for a unifying cause, and your comment made me smile, and actually feel like we might have a chance to revive our democracy.
I think a constitutional amendment is the best route. How about you? It is going to take disparate entrenched hard heads like you, and me to put it over the top.I look forward to working with you on the project. I assure you there is not one word of sarcasm in this post.
rr3 for your perusal here is a link to a web site where you may sign a petition calling for a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance. Let's get er done.
Out with Soros, out with the Koch brothers, out with unions, out with corporations. Sound good to you?
What about removing the tax exempt status from churches? The crickets are particuarly loud tonite!
Nana you are too funny. Your absurdity in your post totally missed the absurdity in mine. Keep it up though because we need the laughs.
Sounds good okr.
I'm surprised news I thought you liked the progressive tax. Since you support OWC and all that. What do you think of the UAW financing their own OWC?
Rr3 you work every chance you get on the righties, and I'll work on the lefties every chance I get. Let's both put the squeeze on the middle. I think election reform may get us going in the right direction. Something must, and as such reform is largely absent ideology, it has a greater chance of being a reality. We have to try.
If nothing else it is an indicator that folks have a greater faith in the American voter than big money.
News, and rr3 I have not been in favor of a flat tax, and have favored a progressive tax. However I prefer the flat tax that News has proposed to the bastardized progressive tax that we have now.
Maybe this is another area that an accord can be reached across the political spectrum.
One problem though is the extremely low wage earners. There must be some safety net of some sort for workers who work, say fifty hours a week, and still don't make enough to feed, cloth, house, and provide medical care to their families. That will be a sticking point.
If an exception is made for that, a concession on the other end will be demanded under the guise of a tax break to create hiring incentives, and we will regress from there. It is a sticky wicket.
Get the story right Nana it was 'everybody needs to go to college' and no everybody don't need to go to college. I know you don't like Mr. Santorum but really you can do better then that. If Mr. Obama or Moochelle would have said it it would have been the greatest thing ever. Bow down.
Hey did you hear Obama is going to save the country maybe even the world. We are going to make gas out of algae. That's right folks you heard it right here. That will work until the environmentalist determine that some animal depends on this algae for suvival or this algae is key to controlling global warming. Then it will go bankrupt by way of the other green energy. This is great. OBAMA 2012
Clearly you are the only one here who worship's anything.
News I didn't say anything about Santorum being viable. You did. If you are going to slam somebody though gets the facts straight. Oh thats right facts don't matter do they?
Shhhh News, we are supposed to save the Pope thing until after he gets the nomination. Not good strategy to cleave the Southern Baptists away from Sanctimorum until he is in the frying pan.
Evidence continues to mount indicating that the rich are nastier than the rest of us. Duh?
Pity the ignorance of the idle rich
looking down on all below in the ditch.
Always fooled by a sycophantic smile
when inside we sneer all the while.
Soon they may see what we really mean
as they last peer up at the guillotine.
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."--Steven Chu 2008
"Like his future Energy Secretary Mr. Chu, he believed that high gas prices would be a good thing because they would force Americans to ween themselves off of oil, but that he would have "prefered a gradual adjustment."--candidate Barack Obama 2008
January 2009 $1.84--February 2012 $3.59...Would you say that is one campaign promise fulfilled?
"Offshore drilling permits are being issued at less than half the rate of the previous administration".--to raise prices
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."--Barack Obama 2008
Obama's own 2008 campaign rallies actually cheered higher gas prices because they would "force us to think about changing the culture to create more emphasis on mass transportation."
Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign was a pledge to reduce the "pain at the pump" caused by high gas prices. Mr. Obama said: "For the well-off in this country, high gas prices are mostly an annoyance.--more class warfare
Would you say Obama fulfilled his campaign promise?
There is no Place for Radicals on either side! The REp.are making all these far out statements About women's Health,Probes.! What the he## are they saying? Santorum blowing off Kennedy remarks about Collage. and Religion What are they doing?It has too be something more then the obvious look of idiocy! they can't be that stupid? I think that's what they think of the American People! That they are stupid! This Party has too be put out of Business!
Why is it that Regressives tout Republican government over Democratic? I think the answer may be stupidity. After all the stock market always does way better under Democrats, than Republicans. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02...
Here are the same war mongers of the Senate back again setting us up for another middle eastern war. These are the same people that told us oh Iraq won't last long, that the Iraqi people will welcome us with open arms, the same people that told us of all the horrible weapons possessed by Iraq. They were mostly wrong, likely liars, and lacking depth of intelligence as a certaintity.
Why in hell would anyone listen to anything they have to say about war as a part of foreign policy ever again? These hubristic jingos need to be expelled from the Senate, and sentenced to riding an unprotected Jeep on the roads of Afghanistan for at least a year. They are despicable. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29...
The link to my comment below is faulty. Try this one. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29...
More on the subject...from cooler heads, including the head of Mossad, the head of our Joint Chiefs of Staff. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...
The thought occurs to me that you don't have to pluck a War Hawk to see that there is nothing of substance under their feathers.
It is extremely sad News Across. Now I may only reminesce about when Amerika was America.
Whooping cranes are wintering in Nebraska, instead of on our southern coast, it was previously unheard of. I guess the only creatures who are not aware of climate change are the Dodos on the far right of the political spectrum. ;)
Well, I am growing happier and more hopeful by the day.
It appears that the neo-cons are self-destructing at an alarming rate.
Cebull's argument that his joke is not racist is laughable, but I have to agree. I didn't find it offenesive based on race. I found it to be an incredibly immature thing to do, making jokes that basically infer that the President of the United States mother participates in beastiality. Especially disgusting that this comes from someone who probably claims to be a good Christian.
And now Limbaugh calls women who wish to take contraception "sluts."
As the conservatives apparently have nothing of value to contribute to modern society, I reckon they will now operate with a campaign of tasteless jokes and personal slurs. They now remind me of a bunch of smart-a$$ed punk adolescents. Well.......Limbaugh has been that for a couple of decades now......but the rest of the neo-cons seem to think they need to join up with him.
I used to think that conservatives at least stood for integrity and dignity (back in the 80's anyway). Now, they just appear to be really good at striking a chord with middle aged racist losers who blame poor folks and women for their lack of success.
I will celebrate the day when voters wake up and realize what supporting todays GOP does for us as a society and nation, which is basically almost nothing.
Now, how do we get a reporter to ask Santorum if he thinks Limbaugh or Cebull owe anyone an apology? I'd love to hear him try and defend either one of those jokers.
I encourage all neo-con supporters to keep stirring each other up and telling each other how right you are about all this. The more the conservatives speak their minds, the more their true beliefs are revealed.
Something else to share from my reading last evening....
I have to agree with Mr. Grayson.
Mew's hope you escape the flood,my friend !
One in ten Wall Street employees is a psychopath, maybe more. One in one hundred of the general populace is psychopathic. http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-stre...
Maybe that is one of the keys to the seemingly incongruent affinity between Wall Street, and Tea Partiers.
Limbaugh is not a Man he's a little Money hungry goon that would say or do anything too make Money! Its the People that puts up with it that's sick,and i'm beginning to think this Country is sick? I have repeatedly checked things the Politician's have put out to find everything they say is taken out of context, or is a flat out lie!The People eat it up! What does that say about the People that back's the Liar's? This entire system stinks and most of the People who believes there **** Lie's! (Wake up) !And too h#ll with Limbaugh's Apology. He can stick it up his Nose, as far as i'm concerned!! They should put this Guy out of business for good!If i was this Girl's Dad i would try and break his fat Nose, if i could get to him! An assault charge would be worth it!
Nana the way Congress, and Wall Street intermingle so seamlessly it is for certain at least ten percent. My own cynical opinion is that about thirty percent in each venue are sociopathic.
Psychopathy is untreatable, probably genetic and is characterized by a total lack of empathy. Sociopaths have similar characteristics but are not as organized as the psychopath which is why many criminals in jail are sociopaths, not psychopaths. The most popular occupations for psychopaths are the military, politics, any position of authority and occupations where there are opportunities for risk taking such as business. They do not think like most of us and the conservative estimate of 1 in 100 in the USA means that you have probably run into one in your life. Psychopaths hate to be exposed as such, because this stops them from manipulating others, so the best thing you can do is to be aware of them and avoid them. The expert in the field is Robert Hare who devised the Psychopath Checklist.
Think about all those people you read about and how they have no empathy, they could be psychopaths. Here is an interesting article about them
The more you know about them, the more you understand how a lot of people in power function. Hope this helps and news is not one, neither am I. The latest thing I am researching is Narcissism, just as fascinating but nowhere near as dangerous.
I am not even going to respond to that
This is better than the "Honeymooners, or "The Bickersons". More please!
A grim night for Progressives: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07...
I notice barry obama lost in 15 counties in oklahoma in the democrat primary.
Yep Jason, you ought to move here, you would love it.
By the way welcome to the political blog.
I am not happy with any Republican canidate, I so wish they had a canidate to get excited over. There are so many people who feel the same way. Sad, sad sad!
An interesting review of the rise of the Republican hate machine. American history has been far too kind to the only President to resign in shame, the sociopathic Richard Nixon.
His fitting legacy is that he began the actions that have taken the Republican Party to the point that they are marginal, and thought of as the party of hate by a majority of Americans. Their ranks continue to diminish, as does their stature. Santorum, and Gingrich in particular believe that they thrive on hate. They tout Reagan, but ape Nixon.
Read this, it all falls into place, including the absolute folly of Obama's disappointing attempt to conciliate, and appease the Republican Party. http://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/08/how...
News it looks like Arizona will be wasting more millions defending an ill founded unconstitutional law. When will they learn the lesson.
I don't think they know the difference between the Constitution, and shredded wheat. To them both are just things to be devoured, and excreted, then they walk away from the stink they leave behind.
Liberals vs Conservatives
Wow Nana I didn't read anything in that article about Santorum. Do the facts really matter to you? I didn't think so.
The only reason Perry is mad because of the underhanded move by the Democrats against a Republican led state. Pure liberal politics at work so you should be cheering them on. It's not about the poor women and when you figure out they don't care about the women it is only the money you might see the light. It seems lately pregnancy, abortion and contraceptives are a disease instead a personal decision made by responsible adults. Why should we pay for any of it? I didn't make the decision for them to get pregnant or get the abortion or have sex.
rr3 you said "Why should we pay for any of it? I didn't make the decision for them to get pregnant or get the abortion or have sex.
No you did not make the decision for them to get pregnant, instead some crazed rapist attacked, and impregnated a twelve year old girl, or perhaps it was her father, or grandfather.
Why should you pay for an abortion? Not at all, if you do not mind being the rapist's accomplice after the fact, and feel no anguish at all as to how that child will suffer grieviously at carrying to term, she just a child herself who like you, didn't make the decision to get pregnant.
I can not fathom how Santorum psychopaths can get all protective, at any cost to anyone else, over a sperm and an egg at the moment of conception, yet turn their backs on a little child, impregnated against her will, even if she were to die due to the pregnancy. It is a ghastly position to take, that horrifies most who countenance it. Surely you are not with that criminally deranged crowd?
You totally missed my point okr as I was referring to a 'responsible adult'. You make a good point but on a completely different issue intentionally of course.
It seems lately pregnancy, abortion and contraceptives are a disease instead a personal decision made by responsible adults.
-- Posted by rr3yv0 on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 2:01 PM
Wow Nana you're right I guess I didn't.
News you and I may not see eye to eye on most things but you do post some amazing music
Skylar Wolf is great!!!!
""Why should we pay for any of it? I didn't make the decision for them to get pregnant or get the abortion or have sex"
Yet we subisize your churches don't we? Be careful what you wish for. The tax hawks may just come after you.
You get nothing but BS from alL Politicians! And when they start speaking about the Government interference in Women's health matters,think of Hitler & Migela! Lot has too change in this Country to achieve Democracy for all! All you old People, like me , can remember Hitler! Even the Young should have read this in School All this is a Republican issue,so think who you vote for, or you could bring all that back, with these Nazi thinking Republican, and some Democrats!
Sounds like Obamacare!!!
You guys are far too serious. Here's something for your funny bone.
Does anyone see the complicated Voting system? I can not get a grip on how it all works,with delegates & Superdelegates. Its nonsense! You can't tell me that this is good for the average Voter. If the average Person says they under stand this mess,they are lying! We need to have a simple Majority Vote on it all, nothing else! They can't manipulate it.This is one of the very things that would make this system bitter! Cutting the Representatives in half,the Senators in half,the congress in half & Term Limits on all! If there is any lying or taking things out of Context, they should be out immediately! This all makes sense too me so tell me how i'm wrong, Please! Don't tell me its Participation in the process Please! Okla,Nana,New all you Guys,tell me Please!
Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son
We're living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington
We left it up to Uncle Sam
So don't get exercised
Nobody has to give a ****-
We've all been subsidized.
But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, Daddy, tell me what the hell
He's going to use for money.
Don't worry, bub, there's not a hitch
In this here noble plan-
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.
But, father, won't there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
you Nosy little brat;
You do too much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.
---Rep Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) 1949
You church is subsidized. What are you going to do with that?
What do you want me to do with it?
Start by answering the question.
Hey I agree news. Would mosque fall under that definition? There you go though back to that 'fair share'. You guys are a hoot!
let's just ban ALL religions. Problem solved.
HEHEHEHEHEHEHE!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OH NANA STOP I CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE!
Nana, News, wtf you should be happy to know that Obama(THE ONE) is releasing some of the oil reserve to lower gas prices. Did it work the last time? Will it work this time? Probable just adding to his long line of failures. I am just giddy with excitement over this. Hope I'm not too happy for you guys. We could get up every morning and bow to Washington. That would be to the East for us in the midwest isn't that the direction Muslims face to pray? Just wonderin'
What about your church subsidies rr3yvo? Should we get rid of those or not?
This video is a must watch as the Republican Senate candidates dont know how much the minimum wage is. Not just 1 but all 3 of them. How can they truly represent the people of this great state when___________....?(please fill in the blank for me)
How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?
Turns out I'm 60/40, which I kind of knew already.
I always called myself a fiscal conservative and social liberal which was confirmed by your link.
Trouble is I haven't had a candidate to vote for in the last 20 years. Well, except for Al Gore, and people make fun of you if you admit you voted for him.
Give me an honest tight fisted democrat that is moderate in social views and I would be good to go. Good luck finding another Harry Truman or LBJ today. Although I don't think LBJ was particularily tight fisted with the money.
A Media Lynch Mob
$683,161 -- The Number Congress Doesn't Want You to See
You do realize that all the hype Wiedemer is creating is in order to sell his book, right?
Marketing success in the 21st century is to stir up plenty of internet buzz with video clips which sound dramatic but mostly lack facts and solutions.
Then claim to have the solution to the supposed problem "and it can be yours for only $xx.xx."
Looks to me like another ploy to make cash off of todays political unrest and economic woes.
Additionally,rr3, you do realize that our Republican controlled federal government managed to increase the national debt by 77% from 2000 to 2008, right?
2000 - $5,628,700,000.
2008 - $9,986,800,000.
Two unfunded wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, and Grover Nordquists "no tax increases or I'm taking away your job" will do that to a country.
I agree with your sentiment that spending is out of control, but what makes you so sure the conservatives are the ones who will fix the problem? Historical data does not support the claim that they have a solution, or are willing to do the tough things to correct the problem.
I find it hard to believe that another war (with Iran), more tax cuts, and continued focus on social issues, which is all I hear from the right during their current campaigns, will fix our current situation.
Perhaps if we pray more? Is that the plan? In God We Trust?
It appears that the 'corporatization' of American government is fully underway and gaining steam.
After we turn our schools and prisons over to for-profit corporations, I reckon it won't be long before we turn over the police also.
Won't that be fun, arrests for profit.
Wasn't that kind of the theme of Orwell's "1984?"
Don't miss out on your 'Obama 2012' hoodie to help exploit the death of Trayvon. The Obama campaign is selling them, really!
What accomplishments will Obama run on? Let's see now. THERE ISN'T ANY!!!
And you would still love him no matter how many failures or how many freedoms that you give up.
Obama campaign hoodies sale canceled after controversy
This campaign is going to be like a slap stick comedy. One funny after another. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Not a peep about the bounty put on Zimmerman by the New Black Panther Party. Let's see he's Hispanic and a Democrat that's all the protection you need.
Like a book, Nana, like a book.
And you know more then the people actually in Florida doing the investigation. Typical liberal mindset we know more then the people on the job, AMAZING!
No Nana I 'listen' (read) everything you write and it is hilarious. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
News I don't have a problem with that but I won't pretend I know what happened and what should have been done when we don't know ALL of the facts. Let the people in Florida do their job and let justice prevail regardless of what we think should happen.
It is amazing what some people believe and accept as reality while living in their make believe world.
Thanks for your research on the political hoodies. Fascinating price contrasts. Romney's at $50.00. Ron Paul's cost $28.00.
I wear a deep rose pink hoodie on Thursdays to my local market for Senior Discount Day. Even though the outside temperature might be 80 degrees, this little old lady of 78 finds shopping for groceries a chilling experience especially near the produce when the spray comes on as I'm reaching for veggies. Since my hair is silver and my skin is white, no one is apt to find me suspicious.
Sadly, the NRA's push for Stand your Ground laws has brought us back to the vigilante era.
Spike Lee retweet with wrong Zimmerman address sparks outrage and fear
It's real simple people.
Everyone wants compromise but no one wants their side to do the compromising.
Thats me and you
Thanks for proving my point News you would never want your side to compromise
Ok news here is my score 2.8333 I am a liberal airhead.
What is yours News how about the rest of you all?
1.9 whining rotter.
4.23 You are disciplined but tolerant; a true American.
But I already knew that.
Right on the money, okr.
2.8666 Liberal Airhead. Looks like I am in good company.
FYI, Liberal Nazi is what I consider myself.
If everyone just thought like I do the world would be a better place. . . . and I am quite willing to force them to think that way!
Yeh but Nana being a disciplined but tolerant, true American is much better then those other names. But we are being led by 'whining rotters' and 'liberal airheads' as we speak. Especially the president and the senate. How is that workin' out for you?
Oh but news you continually listen to the wrong people. You believe exactly what they want you to believe just like a puppet on a string. Go ahead read Raw Story so you know what to think.
Oh and what does Raw Story tell you 'fair share' is. Always quoted but never defined.
Wow 90%!!!! I guess since we have to buy health care the government could tell us that we all have to tithe 10% to a church. Would that be ok? What else would the government have us buy and call it a tax?
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