Wow, what a great weekend. The Saints win their first ever Superbowl and the victorious Drew Bree's photo with his son says it all. Letterman, Leno and Oprah unite for a very entertaining Superbowl ad. The Tea Baggers have Sarah Six Pack over to speechify. But of course, Sarah Smuggness condemns Obama for his teleprompter use and then scribbles crib notes on her hand (sometimes called the IPalm) so she won't have to use that nasty teleprompter. But some lefty activist catches her cheating on camera. And Sarah threatens she may run for Prez in 2012? Now, among a few MSM media types, Mrs Greenspan is helping to publicize the cheating event:
Andrea Mitchell mocked Sarah Palin on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" Monday morning by appearing on-air with notes written on her hand. Palin was caught over the weekend reading notes off her hand at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Mitchell said that was "one of the most interesting things" from Palin's appearance over the weekend, and showed off the notes scribbled on the inside of her own hand. "Daily Rundown" co-host Chuck Todd attempted to defend Palin, saying, "We've all done notes."
But Mitchell said that Palin's "cheat sheets" were damaging in that she had described President Obama as a "charismatic guy with a teleprompter." "If Mitt Romney had notes on his hand, wouldn't we take it pretty seriously?" Mitchell asked Todd and co-host Savannah Guthrie. "She does, sort of, get played... she has different rules," Todd stammered.
|The serial quitter is also a Cheater!
Sarah "I have MY own RULES" Palin
|A proposal by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker to limit bank's proprietary trading will be either be dropped or significantly modified in the Senate, lawmakers and staffers told dealReporter," Financial Times is reporting.
A spokeswoman to Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Kirstin Brost, pushed back on the report. It is simply false to assert, said Brost, that any decision has been made. "I don't know who Deal Reporter spoke to, but I speak for Chairman Dodd and Dodd is going to fight for the strongest bill he can get," she told HuffPost in a statement. "He is giving the Volcker proposal careful consideration. We are having two major hearings this week with Chairman Volker and the Treasury Department to do just that."
Wow, if this is true, I'm sure glad this dinosaur Chris Dodd will soon be retiring from the Senate.
It's whack jobs decisions like not going through with REAL reform that gives DEMS the reputation of being super whimps. This would definitely tilt the 2010 elections and give DEMS a bad name. Can't believe he'd rather take the money than help the people... huh? Wait. What am I saying...? But of course that's what the jerks done for all years! That is what most elected congress critters do... I guess everyone of us needs to incorporate just to get attention from now on.
Andrea "no bias" Michell
Mrs. Greenspan let's her political, or so-called journalistic non bias slip.
Rightfully so, there is a growing chorus of opposition to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Of course this was George W Bush's man to replace Alan Greenspan... er uh, Andrea Mitchell's husband... right? No conflict of interest here.. humm, how cozy is this?
If Bernanke is not confirmed before his term expires, Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn would probably step in as chairman and run the central bank on a temporary basis.
W.T.F? Andrea Mitchell should be fired for her comment today labeling, or identifying Bernanke as a "scapegoat." Huh?
Ben Bernanke a scapegoat, or incompetent and complicit? I'd say the latter. No doubt her political and so-called non journalistic bias should be rewarded by booting her sorry, fat ass to the curb. Alan must be proud, just like DickLESS Cheney each time his pit bull daughter is unleashed. Oh, I'm sorry. That was an insult to pitt bulls everywhere. No pit bill is that ugly or disgusting.
A Republican senator said Tuesday that documents showing Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernake covered up the fact that his staff recommended he not bailout AIG are being kept from the public. And a House Republican charged that a whistleblower had alerted Congress to specific documents provide "troubling details" of Bernanke's role in the AIG bailout.
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), a Bernanke critic, said on CNBC that he has seen documents showing that Bernanke overruled such a recommendation. If that's the case, it raises questions about whether bailing out AIG was actually necessary, and what Bernanke's motives were.
A letter Bunning sent Monday to Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) also refers to an "[e]mail exchange regarding restructuring of assistance to AIG, initiated by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner" in March 2009.
Senators will be voting on Bernanke's confirmation for a second term in the coming days. But only senators on the Banking Committee have had access to documents that illuminate just what decisions he made and how he made them. And that access only came after Bunning publicly complained that Dodd and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) were the only members of the committee could see them.
Meanwhile, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has been investigating the AIG bailout in his role as ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that a whistleblower has informed him of "troubling details" of Bernanke's role in the bailout.
There may be nothing incriminating in the documents, but without access to them, they will be voting entirely i9n the dark. This needs to be investigated to the fullest, not glossed over.
In case you are wondering, the Supreme Court ruling simply means our giant corporations can spend as much as they please on elections to advance their agendas. So, you don't like the EPA's pollution standards, don't like huge lawsuit settlements, or don't like anyone watching out for discrimination...? Hey, fuhget about it! No problem, bribe a Senator, or Congressman. Well the right wing nut Robert's supreme court ruling of 5-4 gives Exxon, Walmart, Monsanto, etc. the same free speech rights as you and me. In other words, hey, CORPORATIONS are people too... Now instead of the Senator from New Mexico, it;'ll be the Senator for Microsoft, or the Senator for Halliburton, or the ex Senator from NJ who is now the Senator from Monsanto... Thanks to the RepubliTHUG Supremes, you can now buy your own Senator or Representative Corporate America. Screw the people, all that matters is Corporate America, or so claims SCOTUS ruled by Roberts and his country club set, and all white guy cohorts (what? C'mon, Clarence Thomas is black... you've got to be kidding... right?).
While companies still won't be able to give directly to federal candidates, they'll be able to spend billions on attack ads, robocalls, and direct mail. You know, just like you and I are free to do.
Chief Justice "I Gave at the Office" Roberts claimed over and over during his hearing that he would respect precedent, exercise restraint, and issue narrow rulings. Well, we got to see the real John Roberts today. He'll gladly set aside principle and precedent whenever it suits his ideology, or fills his pockets with much needed campaign money for his friends and allies. After all he truly cares about equal rights, for his party, you see. It's just that some rights are more equal than others... and the further right the better... RIGHT? God help us all... if you thought the rich were getting richer while the poor... just wait and see... it'll be justice for the rich only and the rest of us can all go eat cake.
It was a
That is what
In my humble
many in the
Jim Webb (D-Va.),
it would not
be "fair and
Who gives a
guy who owns
a truck is
Grow a pair
It a bit
way the DEMS
here is what
one DEM in
power had to
to us in
to win and
for us to
voted in the
need to be
I'm fed up
with 40, or
now 41 votes
may be the
with a pair
"Dems set the
bar so low
is such a crappy
overtaken by a
naked guy who
owns a truck?
The only good
news out of Mass
is turnout was
over all numbers
so she wasn't
Ted Kennedy was
sick for years.
He damn near
died at least
once in the last
year or so
not like there
was no warning
that a good
needed to be in
the wings folks.
He was in office
46 years and the
best we could do
Who is the DNC
he been doing
for the last few
Wow, and all
this time I
state Dem party
was that of New
Turns out NM is
worse thanks to
OK, we lost yet
so who's to
There is enough
blame to go
there seems to
be a central
core to the mood
not everyone is
the centrist in
Obama wants it
to be that
same way when
they are NOT!
In fact, Mr.
O'Bama has done
more to cause an
exodus from the
Dem party than
(Cater is a man
liked and still
like a great
deal, but who
tried to be too
many things to
way too many).
So does that
like Barry too,
but he has
listens to none
but his inner
circle which is
way too narrow.
No doubt, he has
of us who
elected him and
he let's Rahmm
"who needs the
left" run too
much of the
Obama is more to
blame for our
much of the Mass
loss blame. Well
for that matter
the Dem party
share just as
much and maybe
I ask, just how
than with the
naked guy in a
off his mouth in
their heads in
Sorry, but Obama
is a huge
are we finally
all agreed? Or
are there some
that are still
We need a new
what's that guys
Supreme Leader of
Scum of the earth
Limbaugh just can't stop
himself from spewing
hate and serving up red
meat for the rednecks
and tea baggers.
He's trying desperately
to instill as much doubt
and suspicion of the
he/they so violently
oppose. He now has
gone on record saying
that the USA is now just
"meals on wheels"
because of our effort to
save hundreds of
thousands of lives in
Here's a question for
you ditto heads:
Just what derogatory
statements did Rush and
Pat Robertson spout when
Bush was in the WH
sending aid to the
Or is that different?
Different because, no
don't tell me, let me
guess... he was a
RepuliTHUG, a Repuke, a
Republican President and
Republicans can do
anything because the GOP
is God's Own Party.
And dumbass Rush wonders
why so many humans find
both he and the so
called reverend Pat
[Paraphrased via Media
Matters here and here] I
want you to remember, it
took [Obama] three days
-- three days! -- to
respond to the Christmas
Day fruit of ka-boom
bomber ... He comes out
here in less than 24
hours to speak about
Haiti ... [later in same
program] ... they'll use
this to burnish ahhh
their, ahhh shall we
say, ahhh credibility
with the black
community, both the
light skinned and, ahhh,
hmmm ... dark skinned
black community ...
Oh yes, and the smug
jerk pretending to be a
man of God said, Haiti
has been "cursed" by a
"pact to the devil."
"Something happened a
long time ago in Haiti,
and people might not
want to talk about it,"
he said on Christian
"The 700 Club." "They
were under the heel of
the French. You know,
Napoleon III, or
whatever. And they got
together and swore a
pact to the devil. They
said, we will serve you
if you'll get us free
from the French. True
story. And so, the devil
said, okay it's a deal."
One must really wonder
if the majority of
Robertson's' sheep are
proud of their fool's
remarks and are
These are the same asses
that claim to be so
tight with God, you know
obey God when it's
They don't bother with
behaving like Christ at
any other time, but the
GOP is God's party
according to them and
the C Street zealots.
What a hoot, these
idiots may even believe
they are closer to God
than all the rest of
us.. and I find that to
be both outrageous and
humorous. My God
would be praising Obama
for what he did, not
political shots at him.
So humanity, just what
have we learned here
today? Looking at
the example these two
have set, in order to
be a good standing RepubliTHUG, you
must be a racist,
political hack looking
for an advantage
anywhere you can find
one... even when 100's
of thousands have died.
Oh yes fat ass Rush, how
many perished in that
Christmas day terrorist
Later on his radio show,
Rush DA Hutt said that
"we've already donated
to Haiti". The
selfish bastard is
suggesting we've done
enough already? He
went on to say, " its
called the US Income
Oh my how astute of the
fat one. Still,
couldn't the same be
said for his two
precious wars, and there
are the bank bailouts,
Corporate Welfare and
propping up of Wall
Street? What an
imbecile, and even
bigger imbeciles are
those that follow and
trust blubber butt
Apparently his little
respite in a Hawaiian
hospital proved only
that the Doctors
couldn't find any heart
problems because the ass
has no heart!
Healthcare Reform my ass.
It's just another
politicians' wet dream.
This so called heath care
reform is looking much too
much like the Bush era
Prescription Drug Card
Prices on a growing
number of prescription
ballooned in recent
years as consolidation
in the drug industry
leaves fewer companies
investigators say the
number of extraordinary
price hikes on drugs
doubled between 2000 and
2008. The drugs affected
are mostly specialty
medications but also
include some popular
products like Bayer's
antibiotic Cipro and the
Eli Lilly schizophrenia
In other words, it's all hat, no
For almost the entirety of
the health care debate, the
Obama Administration has
relied on economist Jonathan
Gruber to make the public
case for its idea of reform
- even the most unpopular
parts. Unfortunately, the
Obama Administration has
failed to disclose that it
paid the same economist more
than $780,000. WHY?
Why would the man who
campaigned on giving the
White House back to its
people, who said
transparency is the key,
etc.. So, why would
that administration revert
back to the Bush tactics of
keeping us like mushrooms?
Instead of hope, Obama has
given us even more room for
Its the story of the Obama
scandal... or who is Mr.
Jonathan Gruber and why has
the White House paid him
788,000.00? Why is
this administration doing so
many of the same things the
Bush administration did?
Oddly enough Barry ran as
the ant-Bush candidate.
Yet he's doing all the same
things. Can't we
average American's ever get
a break? Seriously,
isn't there an honest
politician left to get
behind and support? We
all know know it isn't this
guy. Barrack Obama has
proven he is not the CHANGE,
or the HOPE we need.
He's just another politician
saying and doing whatever he
pleases. Somehow, I
see Rahm Emanuel's
fingerprints and footprint
all over this mess.
Obama, you need to clean
house starting with the
Chief of Staff.
Asswipe Dick Cheney's Hypocrisy
and Lies are blasted apart by
to be more
wrote on the
too many are
did you get
And one last
just who was
go to Saudi
to only then
of Al Quaeda?
My God, even
Ron Paul, a
just how far
off base the
Obama on the
"I think he
caused a lot
a war in
"I would say
it would be
best he not
Ron Paul is
he is NOT a
the likes of
be devoid of
any and all
tear em up.
needs to buy
this jerk a
and bacon burger
with Super Size
fries and a
of the Republithugs
Rush rushed to
Honolulu hospital suffering from chest pains.
His condition was described as serious.
The latest reports are that he is resting
comfortably. Good for him... I
hope he recovers soon and just as
his vocal chords for good.
Considering our President,
wouldn't be at all surprised to hear
that President "milquetoast" Obama
pays Rush a get well soon visit at
the hospital. Why not?
Hey, they are both there in Hawaii
and I'm sure Rush's enormous ego
could use massaging. And just
think of the media attention an
Obama visit to his highness would
And maybe Berry could bring his
Birth Certificate along to show
Rush. Maybe then Mr. Limbaugh
would call off the birther dogs..
know, Obama is still holding out for
that bipartisan thing to begin
paying real dividends. Oh
yes, you betcha!
Just How Dumb
Do Republithugs Think Americans Are?
On CNN Sunday, GOP strategist
Mary Matalin repeated a strange
new Republican talking point --
the idea that the September 11th
attacks didn't happen on
President Bush's watch.
Arguing that President Obama was
complaining too much about the
problems he inherited from his
predecessor, Matalin (who worked
for former Vice President Dick
Cheney) said her White House was
saddled with problems too. "We
inherited a recession from
President Clinton and we
inherited the most tragic attack
on our own soil in our nation's
history," she told host John
King on "State of the Union."
And just how fast did John King
intervene to set her straight,
to call her out on her attempt
to rewrite history? You see,
that's the problem. It's that
all these corporate news
opinionates just let them say
whatever they want without
pointing out when they are wrong
or when indeed they are lying
like Carville’s wife. Yes, the
same robots who believe that
Sarah is qualified to run this
nation, will begin repeating
this latest fabrication.
Uh huh, just like they did with
the Death Panels, the Birther
crap and so on and on...
Oh and don't forget Mary, Bush
inherited the Iraq war too huh?
I'll be damned, she's As Ugly
And Disgusting As Her Big GOP
Talking Point LIES!
James my man, I know love is
blind, but.... c'mon now!
And just how fast did John King
intervene to set her straight,
to call her out on her attempt
to rewrite history? You see,
that's the problem. It's that
all these corporate news
opinionates just let them say
whatever they want without
pointing out when they are wrong
or when indeed they are lying
like Carville’s wife. Yes, the
same robots who believe that
Sarah is qualified to run this
nation, will begin repeating
this latest fabrication.
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Oh yeah, and another broken campaign
promise is Guantanamo... it still
hasn't been closed nor will it be
for another year!
How Can President Milquetoast look
Americans in the eye and truthfully
claim Health Care Reform when these
Major Flaws still exist?
Someone needs to ask Barry about it.
Deny Americans the choice of a
public option. In contrast, the
House bill contains a national
public option, the key to real
competition, greater choice, and
Leave insurance unaffordable for
some lower income and working
people. Both bills require virtually
all Americans to buy insurance. But
even with the subsidies provided,
some families could have to pay up
to 20% of their income on health
Impose dangerous restrictions on
women's reproductive health care.
Unfortunately, both bills do this
and the House provision is worse.
Both versions would be a dangerous
step and neither should be in the
Tax American workers' health
coverage to pay for reform. The
Senate would pay for part of reform
by taxing the hard-won benefits
packages of some working Americans.
The House, on the other hand, pays
for reform with a small surcharge on
only the wealthiest Americans—a far
Allow insurance companies to remain
exempt from anti-trust laws. Under
current law, insurance companies are
actually exempt from laws designed
to prevent monopolies and
price-gouging. The House bill would
fix this, but the Senate bill leaves
it in place.
|Senator Alzheimer's McCain - the
biggest hypocrite known to mankind has
proven his worth as a Senator once
This elderly imbecile feigned outrage when Al
Franken cut LIEberman short the other
day saying he had never seen such
conduct in over 20 years, etc...
remember? It turns out HE did the
exact same thing... but can't remember
it... ha ha, what a doofus. At
first, the CSpan tapes couldn't prove
it, but their transcripts did. But
alas, the missing C-SPAN footage showing
Sen. John McCain preventing a Democratic
senator from getting an extra 30 seconds
to finish a speech has been found.
"C-SPAN library video content created
prior to 2003 was originally captured on
two-hour VHS videotapes which were later
digitized for permanent storage in our
archives," the broadcaster said in a
statement. "This process is occasionally
susceptible to small errors that can
occur at top-of-the-hour tape changes.
An example of this type of error in the
digital online file from
Oct. 10, 2002 at noon ET."
The recovered footage shows Sen. Dayton
asking for an extra 30 seconds to
complete his speech. Sen. McCain's voice
can be heard off-camera: "I object."
"Either Sen. McCain cannot remember that
he himself objected to a senator getting
an extra 30 seconds to finish his
remarks during the Iraq war debate, or
Sen. McCain knows perfectly well that
this stuff happens in the Senate,"
Rachel Maddow said Monday night. "It
happens, and he just said it was
unprecedented out of sheer hackitude."
McCain is a self serving, memory lacking
SOB and still thinks tape doesn't exist,
or that he can say anything he wants and
the little people will believe it
without question. either way, he's
a major league asshole Republithug!
This video lifted fro Raw Story is from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 21, 2009.
I have to
agree with Keith Olbermann. The latest
Senate health care bill has no public
option. No expansion of Medicare. And it
does too little to guarantee that uninsured
Americans will actually be able afford the
coverage they'll be required to purchase.
Former insurance executive Wendell Potter
put it best: the bill is "a big bailout to
the [health insurance] industry."
who says this is health care, an expansion
of Medicare, or some serious REFORM is an
idiot. What our so called elected officials
have done is take a cue from Obama and sold
us out. They should be ashamed of
themselves. At least Mary Landrieu got her
price for prostituting her vote... can the
rest of the lobbyist spoon fed, ingrates say
||Once again, Tweety
Gets His Panties in a wad! This is a great
look inside the "ittty bitty, I thought I say a
Poody Tat" mind of Tweety... thanks to John
Amato's Crooks and Liars.
When Heilemann noted that the “Democratic left”
has been “trashing the health care bill” this
week, Matthews said that those people were part
of the “netroots” and not “regular grown-up
MATTHEWS: I don’t consider them Democrats, I
consider them netroots, and they’re different.
And if I see that they vote in every election or
most elections, I’ll be worried. But I’m not
sure that they’re regular grown-up Democrats. I
think that a lot of those people are
troublemakers who love to sit in the backseat
and complain. They’re not interested in
governing this country. They never ran for
office, they’re not interested in working for
somebody in public office. They get their
giggles from sitting in the backseat and
Ever since the blogoshpere revealed his man
crush for McCain and many other GOP men,
Matthews has had a jhihad for the "net roots",
or blogoshpere. He is merely a tool for
corporate America and we all know it... that is
everyone but Tweety himself. He still thinks
|Our Pussy In Chief gives
himself a Solid B Plus grade
In fact, the only reason it's not an A is the fact
that some elements of his agenda – health care ...
for instance are not complete. The reason
healthcare isn't done is nobody's fault but Obamas.
His lackluster support, spineless leadership and
listening to Rahm have all but killed real reform
and if we get anything it will be nothing more than
simple corporate welfare for big pharma and the
insurance industries. Its time to call the
White House and tell them what we think.
This guy amazes me... Obama gave himself a solid b+
Well President milquetoast I
give you a C - , or maybe a D for
I had never
spent the 3
him and the
Wow, it’s a
He may still
Seriously, stop trying
to win a
and do what
is right for
give the Republithugs
Yesterday Senator Joe Lieberman pledged to vote
against the current health care bill. This should
surprise no one; his intent has been to kill the
bill from day one.
What should surprise you is that donations to find a
cure for cancer are paying the salary of Hadassah
Lieberman, wife of Joe and former employee of the
insurance and pharmaceutical lobbying complex.
We're calling on
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
and its celebrity endorsers to remove Hadassah
Lieberman as a compensated "Global Ambassador." Will
you join us?
Sign the FDL letter to
Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
Isn't it bad enough that JOE eats from the taxpayer's
funded trough? Why should his wife be getting additional
compensation... the LIEberman's are despicable human
from the Wingnuts!
Hear No Science, see no science,
and of course, believe no science!
has a great article on Climategate:
AP IMPACT: Science not
faked, but not pretty ugly
— E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they
stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the
messages don't support claims that the science of global
warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by
The Associated Press.
The 1,073 e-mails examined
by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts,
however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world
they were certain about climate change. However, the
exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence
showing the world is warming because of man-made
greenhouse gas emissions.
The scientists were keenly
aware of how their work would be viewed and used, and,
just like politicians, went to great pains to shape
their message. Sometimes, they sounded more like
schoolyard taunts than scientific tenets.
The scientists were so
convinced by their own science and so driven by a cause
"that unless you're with them, you're against them,"
said Mark Frankel, director of scientific freedom,
responsibility and law at the American Association for
the Advancement of Science. He also reviewed the
Frankel saw "no evidence
of falsification or fabrication of data, although
concerns could be raised about some instances of very
Some e-mails expressed
doubts about the quality of individual temperature
records or why models and data didn't quite match. Part
of this is the normal give-and-take of research, but
skeptics challenged how reliable certain data was.
The e-mails were stolen
from the computer network server of the climate research
unit at the University of East Anglia in southeast
England, an influential source of climate science, and
were posted online last month. The university shut down
the server and contacted the police.
The AP studied all the
e-mails for context, with five reporters reading and
rereading them — about 1 million words in total!
As usual the right wing nuts are lying about the science
and these emails. Yet, if you ask Sarah
"I'll do anything for money" Palin, the emails PROVE the
scientists who did the research and believe global
warming is partially man made are the liars... you
|The failure to establish a public option for uninsured
Americans is President Obama's failure alone. Sign the FDL Petition
to President Obama to pass a public option without triggers.
Sign The Fire Dog Lake Petition to President Obama
Obama The Major
During his campaign, President Obama gave us his word:
"...when I'm President, we're going to make drug and insurance
companies compete for their customers just like every other
business in America." If he signs a health care bill with a
triggered public option, he'll be turning his back on a promise
to his voters. Will Obama let the interests of the private
insurance industry seal the fate of millions of desperate
Americans? Or will he stand up for the nation's most vulnerable
citizens and pass a real public option? Will Obama let the
interests of the private insurance industry seal the fate of
millions of desperate Americans? Or will he stand up for the
nation's most vulnerable citizens and pass a real public option?
Now that the "Pussy in Chief" has allowed a handful of Conservative
the ridiculous Republithugs to control the debate and to defeat the will of
the people. Is this not the biggest disappointment ever?
Why did this President mislead? Who is he? He is
certainly not the man I voted for.
I love this... the same jerks that applauded when idiots took loaded guns to Obama's events are crying that Sarah Palin was exposed to tomato throwing. Yes, weapons of mass destruction. My God, right wing nuts are wired entirely too tight and WRONG!
They worship a woman on a book tour who fills the book SHE DIDN'T write with more lies than pages, or paragraphs, claims to be on a bus tour and takes a luxury jet to tour sites instead... and recites ultra conservative talking points once again written for her by someone who can read and write, I guess only because her crayon is broken, and all the while making shiite up as she goes... and this is their hero? They actually want her to be Prez in 2012?
And the main stream media is fawning over her like they
did Anna Nicole Smith, or Paris Hilton. They've given her book tour rock
star status and are helping her to spread her ignorance and lies.
Wired wrong? NO maybe just brain dead... entirely!
A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported.
Neither tomato came close hitting the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, but did hit a police officer in the face, the station reported.
Sarah "Smugness" Palin
The man identified as a Mr. Jeremiah Wobble from St. Paul may face charges for assaulting a police officer, bad aim, and a weak arm according to the FOX station.
|Obama, a major league PUSSY.
As I predicted, Obama Doesn't Even Mention The Public Option In His Pep Rally On Health Care Speech To Senators... and naturally, Joe LIEberman and all his Repupblithug pals are elated.
Obama spoke for roughly 30 minutes and did not take questions, senators said afterward. The Huff Post reported that LIEberman was beaming with glee that Obama didn't say a word about the public option. Obama's reluctance to stand up for the public option is more than annoying for someone that claimed he understood the plight of the middle and lower class family economic conditions.
What is this man's motivation?
What, or who does he stand for... didn't he say that this would be his primary focus and concern... without a real public option what is accomplished?
Rumor has it that Obama is working behind the scenes with LIEberman on some kind of consensus... just that says it all. Obama is a pussy and should have never been the Democratic standard bearer... once again Hillary has bigger balls and Feingold, or Dean are better suited than this embarrassment. In 2012 we need an aggressive leader that will see our agenda to fruition, not this milquetoast whimp who thinks more about partisanship than accomplishing our goals.
Why Surge where Al Queada isn't?
One of the fiercest critics of the proposed surge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan warned on Sunday that the policy would distract America from the pursuit of global al Qaeda networks.
During an appearance on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) demanded that one question be answered when considering the implementation of the president's surge policy: Why send troops where al Qaeda isn't?
Think about this for a moment. Who benefits most from a Taliban presence? The Karzais, dumb and dumber. Without a war and the US dollar, they have no economy except drugs which brother dearest controls. Obviously, President Hamid Karzai is the one controlling the US dollar, and as long as the war goes on they can keep enriching themselves. You betcha! Oh yes, good thinking Barry, what a superior plan.
Senator Feingold is absolutely right and Obama is absolutely wrong which is why I would voite in a primary against Obama and for Feingold or Dean next time around. Either of them would be better Presidents than President Bipartisan has been up to now. I can't believe I wasted 2 years campaigning for him and the money I gave... well I don't even want to go there.
Wow, talk about buyer's remorse.
President Obama's weekly address focuses on the job report numbers that were recently released showing 11,000 people become unemployed in November, a better than expected number. Obama acknowledges that unemployment is still very high and that the public is feeling the pain of recession, but he also sounds an optimistic note, saying "our economy's growing for the first time in a year."
Wow, it's almost like NO news is good news. I think its a bit sad when just a little blip of HOPE on the radar screen is about all this administration has to gloat about after all this time and talk of helping middle America. Yes, the economy has a heartbeat again, but guess what OBAMA, WALL STREET never missed a beat, thanks to you and your bumbling stumbling economic Key Stone Kops.... Larry "What's in it for me?" Summers, Timmy "How Much Do You Need" Geithener and whoever else raped the average American to give to the rich. In case you haven't noticed President Milquetoast, America's main street has taken a back seat for this entire ride and the rich get richer and the poor...?
Well in 20 short years, that's all that will be left, rich or POOR... with no middle class. And to think you have a chance to do something about it.. but WHAT are you DOING? You sure talked a good talk when campaigning, I mean what great speeches. NOW President Obama, it's time to act... to actually do something. If you don't, the Republithugs are going to be back in the saddle and with that prospect our HOPE, our cherished CHANGE will never come. Get with Obama.
We Must Stop This War for our economic safety as well as the potential Loss of Lives by Americans and Afghans
Obama is wrong about this war and it needs to be stopped ASAP!
|Howard Dean for President in 2012... I like it! What do you think?
You know, if the Dems would have put some serious support behind Ned Lamont then Lieberman wouldn't even be in the Senate. And worse of all, President Milquetoast
What a damn shame.
Former DNC Chair Howard Dean called on Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) to resign as chair of Senate Homeland Security Committee if he can't bring himself to oppose a Republican filibuster of health care reform legislation.
Appearing on "The Joe Scarborough Show" on WABC, Dean stressed that he had no problem with Lieberman opposing the bill on its philosophical merits, or lack thereof. But he insisted that it was irresponsible and unprincipled to not allow the legislation to come to an up-or-down vote.
"I think that is a very complicated guy," said Dean. "He does because he says he's a principled guy but there's nothing principled about holding up a bill... If he was a principled guy he'd resign his chairmanship."
"If you are with a caucus you don't owe the leader any vote on any substance," Dean added. "I have no problem with him voting against the public option... You owe it to Harry Reid to allow him to run the Senate. And if you're not willing to do that the proper thing to do is to step aside."
Alas, for those of us that supported Howard Dean back then, it's no surprise that he is standing alone showing real backbone. And for those of us that supported Obama this last go round, it is terribly disappointing to have a spineless President. Obama, the spineless wonder has not reformed Wall Street, our financial sector, health care, and is not prosecuting those that raped our constitution and trampled on civil rights.
Question, just what is he doing besides throwing lavish dinners, visiting with any and every lobbyist and ignoring "We The People"?
He held such promise.
Such a waste!
The HuffingtonPost gives us this incredible lie from airhead Dana Perrino just recently nominated by President Milquetoast to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (how bi-partisan Barry) :
And for those with memories as short and distorted as Perino's, President Bush took office on January 20, 2001. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the U.S. in terrorist attacks coordinated by al-Qaeda.
Dana Perino, PR hack for GWB (Worst President Ever) and most recently nominated by President Obama to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, made an odd claim Tuesday night.
On Fox News, the former press secretary suggested President Obama was playing politics by refusing to describe the massacre at Fort Hood as a terrorist attack. "We should call it what it is," she said.
"We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term," she told Sean Hannity. "I hope they're not looking at this politically. I do think that we owe it to the American people to call it what it is." Oh my, and these wingnuts wonder why so many do NOT take them seriously. Fox news the Public Relations arm of the party of NO!
LIEberman Can't Remember Why He Opposes Public
Incredibly about every 30 days, this BOZO has a new explanation for his opposition to the Public Option
The Huffinton Posts' Jason Linkins
Reports on how LIEberman keeps shifting his rationale for opposing the public option - and yet the MSM keep giving this idiot a forum?
In June, Lieberman said, "I don't favor a public option because I think there's plenty of competition in the private insurance market." That didn't make sense, and it was quickly dropped from his talking points.
In July, Lieberman said he opposes a public option because "the public is going to end up paying for it." No one could figure out exactly what that meant, and the senator moved onto other arguments.
In August, he said we'd have to wait "until the economy's out of recession," which is incoherent, since a public option, even if passed this year, still wouldn't kick in for quite a while.
In September, Lieberman said he opposes a public option because "the public doesn't support it." A wide variety of credible polling proved otherwise.
In October, Lieberman said the public option would mean "trouble ... for the national debt," by creating "a whole new government entitlement program." Soon after, Jon Chait explained that this "literally makes no sense whatsoever."
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DURBIN: I hope we can move to a point where we satisfy Joe Lieberman’s concerns that this does not end up being a government debt, but creates a public option.
MR. GREGORY: But let’s get to a bottom line, which is, is it negotiable? I’ve talked to Senate sources who say there is a backup plan, which is that you ultimately scrap the opt-out option, you put in a trigger, which means that somewhere—there’s no public option; down the road, if there’s not adequate competition, a public plan gets triggered. That’s how you might get centrist Democrats and mi... it’s how you get Senator Snowe as well, potentially. Is that negotiable?
SEN. DURBIN: There are many variations on the theme. I am committed to public option. I think we’ve put together a good bill. We are open because we want to pass this bill. At the end of the day we want insurance to be more affordable, we want to stop the insurance industry abuses, we want to give American people a choice in this decision.
MR. GREGORY: So the public option is negotiable.
SEN. DURBIN: They don’t have to...
SEN. FEINSTEIN: Yeah.
SEN. DURBIN: It has been. Putting in the opt-out was clearly a variation on the theme from the beginning.
Screw LIEbeman, he's
nothing but a
Republithug and has
been for many
years. He's a snake
in the grass and
definitely should be
stripped of any and
all leadership roles
the DEMS currently
My God Senator
Durbin what were you
thinking? It's one
thing to still talk
to Senator LIEberman
the slime form
Connecticut, but to
allow a photo of
yourself and this
Judas to be taken?
Why the folks of
to represent them is
beyond me. Why they
don't revolt when
well over 60% of the
states voters want a
public option is
NO, there is no way
we the people will
allow LIEberman to
hijack real heath
care reform... and
Senator Durbin, you
need to be aware
just how closely
ALL of you!
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has banned Rep. Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the church, in Rhode Island because of the congressman's support for abortion rights, Kennedy said in a newspaper interview published Sunday.
The decision by the outspoken prelate, reported on The Providence Journal's Web site, significantly escalates a bitter dispute between Tobin, an ultra orthodox bishop, and Kennedy, a son of the nation's most famous Roman Catholic family.
"The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion," Kennedy told the paper in an interview conducted Friday.
When Tithing Drops to
zero... the idiot
leaders of the
finally listen! I
hope so... or let's take
away the Church's
license to steal our
TAXES. They are
acting politically more
and more.. and they lost
the moral high ground
year's ago... priests
and little boys ring any
Seriously Catholics with
reason, when the tithing
that's when the idiot
Catholic leadership will
finally pay attention
and listen to reason.
But alas, not until then
As a Catholic (fallen
maybe) I truly believe
that the only way the
leadership will ever
learn is to stop giving
to the corrupt Vatican
led crime family.
Seriously, just how may
times have they cried
crocodile tears over the
victims of their immoral
priests and their craven
So, when will we
Catholics learn? I'm
convinced the leadership
of the church care only
about their power/money
and will say or do
anything to keep it.
They are worse than
Click the icon to view the
video at HuffingtonPost.com
QUITTER Sarah Palin does it
WATCH: SARAH BOOED AT BOOK
have to wonder if Fox News
will air this Palin footage?
Sarah Palin's support
runs about as deep as her
intelligence and integrity -- you betcha...
wink, wink! I'm a bit
conflicted now, its both sad
and satisfying seeing
deluded people waking up to
their own delusions. Any one
with any sense has already
Sarah is all about Sarah and
not much else.
This just in: Even Joe
"the fake plumber"
Wurzelbacher is against a
Sarah "serial quitter"
Palin run for President in
Seriously, outside of
quitting, playing the
victim, (that mean ole Katie
Couric), patting herself on
the back for her bits of
catch phrases and simpleton
ideals about how the world
works... and lying her ass
off to sell her steaming
pile of SHIITE book, what is
she about? But of
course like her delusional
fans, she thinks she knows
it all... because after all
just about all the Queen of
Airheads knows comes from
Interestingly, or should I
say sadly, all the major
NEWS networks carried
similar stories to that of
MSNBC. I chose only to
complain to MSNBC about
their lack of journalistic
values and integrity. Here
is what I wrote: What
kind of schizophrenic news
organization is MSNBC when
it runs stories like: Sara
"I can see Russia from my
backyard" Palin saying that
she is thankful for the
opportunity to write truth
and not calling her out for
the 18 or so huge lies
already revealed in her so
called memoirs of TRUTH? Or
better yet, the hypocrisy of
Rudy Giuliani's current
comments on the Obama
alleged 9/11 plotters in NYC
as opposed to his glowing
comments about earlier
terrorist trials... by the
Republican Admin. and which
of course were also staged
Seriously, why don't you
people (meaning every major
mainstream news journalist)
have the balls to call out
these people the way Comedy
Central's Jon Stewart does?
He may be the only REAL
journalist left alive and
practicing in America. It's
so very VERY sad that the
only person left with a
reputation for getting to
TRUTH is a comedian doing
fake news on a comedy show.
Jon Stewart doesn't sit idly
while the lying Repukes spin
their tales. No sir,
he calls them out...
immediately. So, why
can't ABC, CBS and NBC do
the same... why do they
protect these lying
bastards? Stewart also
took on Lou "I've never met
an Hispanic I could respect"
Dobbs... check it out:
UPDATE: 11.28.09 -
Serial Quitter quits yet
Palin dropped out of a 5k
race on Thanksgiving Day in
Kennewick, Wash. The former
vice presidential candidate
and Alaska Governor quit the
race because she wanted to
avoid the crowds that were
waiting for her at the end,
The Tri-Cities Herald.
Palin was 1 of about 3,000 participants. The paper reported that her presence drew a "mass of onlookers." Palin announced that she would be running the race on Twitter.
The former Republican vice-presidential candidate visited nearby Richland, Wash., to spend the holiday with relatives. She said it's good to be back in the Tri-Cities to reconnect with "the roots." Her grandparents, Clem and Helen Sheeran, came to Richland in 1943.
Far, far beyond the Lunatic Fringe. The views of many of the "Flat Earth Society Members" are now known. This video (click here to view) is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast July 22, 2009
The Born Identity - a look back - click here to view Jon Stewart taking the idiot BIRTHERS apart.
Download video here
It is bad
enough we have REPUBLITHUGS saying
NO to any real change, but now the
enabler in Chief? I am
sick and tired of Obama breaking
promise after promise. As of now, I
will NOT support another BUSH like
president. Transparency huh, where
is it? He was the candidate of
change... right? What change?
Obama is more like BUSH than BUSH!
He has forsaken those of us who
campaigned, pledged money and
supported his candidacy for all
those months and years. Talk about
a major disappointment!
THIS JUST IN:
Nine-year-old Brisenia Flores was
sleeping soundly in her bed in Arivaca,
Arizona when she was shot and killed in
was no random act of violence. Shawna
Forde, the suspected mastermind of the
home invasion robbery in which Brisenia
and her father Raul were killed, is the
leader of the vigilante group Minutemen
American Defense and has been tied to
the national Federation for American
Immigration Reform (FAIR). Both
groups have been labeled by the Southern
Poverty Law Center as "hate groups" and
have a long record of routinely
dehumanizing immigrants and vilifying
The problem is bigger than FAIR or any
other group. Some members of Congress
have been legitimizing these
organizations for years—inviting them to
testify as "experts"—while the rhetoric
coming from these groups has given rise
to violence against Latinos, like the
killing of Brisenia and Raul Flores.
That needs to end now.
I’ve joined Presente.org in demanding
that Congress renounce FAIR, the
Minutemen, and other anti-immigrant hate
groups. Please click below to join me,
and ask your friends and family to do
FAIR and the Minutemen groups are
regularly quoted in the mainstream
media—FAIR more than 500 times in
2008—giving them a megaphone to
broadcast their hateful beliefs and
rhetoric: like FAIR executive director
Dan Stein’s claim that "illegal aliens
are more prone to criminal activity than
the rest of the population," or
Minutemen co-founder Jim Gilchrist’s
assertion that it is "okay to say
‘rapist,’ ‘robber’ and ‘murderer’" when
describing "illegal aliens."
vile as their rhetoric is, even more
disturbing is when our elected
representatives applaud their efforts
and parrot their messages. Take Ranking
Republican Congressman on the House
Immigration Sub-Committee, Rep. Steve
King (R-Iowa), a long-time friend of
extremist groups, who wrote that a day
without immigrants in America would mean
"the lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be
saved who otherwise die a violent death
at the hands of murderous illegal aliens
each day." Those debunked claims were
then repeated hundreds of times by FAIR
and others, creating an echo chamber of
racism and hate.
take Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama),
the ranking Republican on the Senate
Judiciary Committee, who has likened
immigrants to terrorists and child
molesters, as well as taking money from
a group with white-supremacist ties.
Elected leaders like these, together
with their allies in extremist
anti-immigrant groups, create a climate
of hatred that leads to violence – as
evidenced by a recent string of
hate-motivated killings across the
Enough is enough. Please join me in
holding members of Congress accountable
by demanding they stop legitimizing FAIR
and the Minutemen. It takes only a
It's 2009. Democrats
have ample majorities in both houses of
Congress. President Obama campaigned on the
promise to tackle climate change and boost
our economy by investing in clean energy.
So why on
earth is Congress considering an energy bill
current law, repealing President
Obama's authority to crack down on dirty
power plants,1 and
actually require the creation of new
solar or wind power? (The Union
of Concerned Scientists has concluded
that the clean energy standards won't
make power companies produce more clean
energy than is already in the works.)2
Why? Because Big
Oil and Coal have teamed up with
conservatives in both parties, and they've
been successful in weakening the bill.
These are major
flaws, but the bill has a lot of really good
provisions, too. The key thing is that
Congress can still strengthen it—if there's
a public outcry. But we don't have much
time: Congress is expected to vote on this
less than three weeks.
Can you sign this
petition to Representative Martin Heinrich
today? Eighty thousand MoveOn members have
We need to
double the number of signatures by
Wednesday—that means we need 143 more
signatures in Albuquerque. MoveOn
members will personally deliver this
petition to many congressional offices the
next day. Click here to add your name:
The petition says:
"We need a
stronger energy bill to fulfill Obama's
vision of a clean energy economy. Congress
should strengthen the clean energy standards
and restore Obama's authority to crack down
on dirty coal plants."
change the energy bill to require power
companies to produce
more clean energy for America. Wind
and solar create more than twice as many
jobs as coal and oil.3 And
Congress needs to
polluters accountable by restoring
President Obama's current authority through
the EPA to crack down on global warming
pollution from power plants.
The Union of
Concerned Scientists analysis finds that the
current version of the clean energy standard
"won't require utilities to use any more
renewable electricity than...would be
generated as a result of state renewable
electricity standards already in place and
the recently enacted stimulus package."4
If we just sit
back, we'll miss our chance to go big with
wind and solar—and we'll lose the jobs those
industries would create. Big Oil and Coal
will keep getting billions of dollars in
taxpayer subsidies. And President Obama will
be powerless to stop more than 100 new dirty
coal plants, which will crowd out the clean
energy growth we need to boost our economy.5
There are some good
parts of the bill, but these are significant
the Sierra Club's Carl Pope writes,
the bill establishes strong long-term goals
for cutting carbon pollution and very strong
energy-efficiency investments, "but in its
present form, it won't do all that's needed.
The oil, coal, and dirty-utility
interests...were able to prevent enactment
of President Obama's much bolder vision...Yes,
they will try to kill the green-jobs
recovery in its cradle, and yes, they will
try to block our clean-energy future."6
Please urge Rep.
Heinrich to fight for a stronger energy
bill. Clicking here will add your name to
|The poster boy for
Alzheimer's demands an apology from the Obama
Administration over a report issued by a former
Ever so suddenly John McCain DISCOVERS
veterans and defends them against a memo written
by a former Bush appointees who warns of
extremist right wing types who have left the
military, etc. A very similar memo was
written during the Bush administration.
Why didn't McCain speak out then? Better
yet, why did it take him so long to vote for
added benefits for veterans? Where was his
voice when Rummy and Bush dragged their feet for
armor and body armor in Iraq?
Oh yes, John "Gramps"
McCain, what a deceitful piece of smelly
excrement. This lame brain had to be truly
pressured to even vote for giving VETS the
benefits increase they deserved. And when the
BUSH folks wrote a very similar report where was
his outrage? This lying old bastard needs to be
put out to pasture before he pisses himself in
public while outright lying to try and stay
relevant and completely embarrasses himself and
family. Buy him some new DEPENDS, a new
shuffleboard set and then don't let him leave
any of his 7 homes. Say, couldn't his
daughter serve out the rest of his term?
What is this… every time I open an email it’s DONATE
for this.. donate for that... why? President
me if I'm wrong, but didn't we win the last
I must get 2 or three email
messages a week (from Plouffe, Michelle, YOU, and
others from your administration/CAMPAIGN), I say
campaign since it seems you are still in campaign
mode even though you occupy the highest office in
the land. Instead of doing every thing in your
power to appease the renegade DEMS, the so called
Blue Dog Democrats and of course the idiot
Republicans, you seem to have chosen US, the path of
least resistance… we donate more campaign money to
get the programs and policies we voted you to enact
for us… well, it seems like extortion. Why after
the hundreds of millions we raided during the
election campaign isn’t that enough? You, nor
anyone in your administration has ever explained
that, or even warned that this was to be the case.
My God President Obama, you have a 60 + approval
rating so stop coddling the Republicans and go out
and get the Democrats in line. You are wearing thin
on your base with all the requests for money after
the fact, and more importantly your recent flip
flops… did I mention torture, Illegal spying on
American without a warrant and
your refusal to get to the bottom of it? Also, you
of all people a Constitutional Lawyer supporting
Bush’s executive privilege claim, etc. Barrack, you
want our money, but aren’t doing many of the things
you campaigned for… so, I respectfully ask you just
how’s that change we can believe in?
The change we voted in was
mandated… so why don’t you in the current Obama
administration spend more time working on the
CONGRESS to enact the change and stop hounding us
for EVEN more of our hard earned money. I’m through
giving… I’ve given more than my fair share.
Every time I receive an email suggesting I call my
Senators, Congressperson regarding a vote I agree
with I do it like the good little Obama foot soldier
I am... isn't that enough? Since when did
Democracy become nothing more than an exchange of
money, or who has more to buy Public Relation
campaigns? The fact is we voted in a new President
and a Congress with a big majority, now shouldn't that
be enough for the power to shift? Please
explain to me why a public relations effort is still
required to get your platform enacted. The
election wasn't enough? How is that possible?
Also, just where is the money going? I have
yet to see any details on how it is spent... it just
seems that with every new initiative I'm asked to
contribute more because of the red Republican menace
threaten the Obama agenda. Seriously, is this
really the politics of change, or is it just more of
the same with a new brand name?
As I see it, it’s NOW your turn to deliver… and
you can start with TORTURE and Illegal Spying. If
you don’t do that, don’t expect another dime from
Wall Street CEOs Accountable
Why aren't the
Financial Institutions being held to the same standard
the Auto Industry has been? Tell the Obama Admin
to wake up and start holding them all to the same
standards... it's our money... isn't it?
|The likes of Rush Limbaugh,
Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Congresswoman Michelle
Bachman (R of Minnesota) who have been calling for an Armed,
and dangerous REVOLUTION by telling right wing nuts that
Obama wants their guns must be proud of
Richard Poplawski... huh?
to some sleuth work on the
Internet, we're starting to
learn more about
the 23-year-old who killed
three police officers
yesterday in Pittsburgh,
evidently out of fear that
his guns were going to be
appears that what police may
be looking at is a budding
white supremacist who
frequented one of the most
popular neo-Nazi websites
and harbored an apocalyptic
dread of the federal
True Crime Report
has done a lot of the
sleuthing. The thread of
connective tissue involving
the evidence they've
uncovered isn't perfectly
solid, but the strands are
all well connected enough to
suggest the general thrust
is reasonably accurate.
Take a good look Rush.
Glenn, Michelle etc., this
is you constituent!
This is what your hate has
brought us all. This
is what your lies,
distortions and half truths
has spawned. Are you
Oh my God, if the DEMS fall for
this one, I'll ... hell I don't know what I'll do. The
CNN headline reads, "
Fast-track budget tool would kill bipartisanship, GOP says."
It's April 1, 2009, it must
be time for the GOP to Make Even Bigger Fools of themselves.
Most appropriately, after unveiling their Budget (here in
after referred to as the GOP
Fudget), which had no
numbers or details the GOP brain trust chose today, April
Fools Day to reintroduce their
Republican FUDGET alternative.
This time it has a few more details. Yes, things like
gutting Medicare and enacting $4 million in tax cuts
primarily for the wealthy -- how very Republican. It
calls for "privatizing" Medicare and much of the same ole
same ole we've heard for the last 8 years or longer.
After ripping the Democratic
budget as too expensive, Boehner said that "Republicans in
the House will offer a better solution that'll be less on
spending, less on taxes and a lot less on debt for our kids
But there was no budget. "Do you guys have a formal budget
yet?" asked a reporter.
"Mr. Ryan will outline the Republican budget at 10:30 this
morning. And yes we do have it," replied Boehner, referring
to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
A silence followed, with reporters apparently unsure what to
Democrats, in contrast, had plenty to say, with Obama
officials mocking the Republican document as a sad April
"If you expected a GOP alternative to the failed policies of
the past that got our country into the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression, then I have two words for you:
April Fool's," said Kenneth Baer, OMB communications
The GOP have a huge fund raising event scheduled in June and
Sarah Palin was to have been the keynote speaker.
Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict/mishap (wink...
wink... wink), ole six pack was just recycled, or replaced
by the big Newt. Interesting huh? Several months
left to correct her schedule, but the GOP decides Newt is
the hot new GOP star to jump start fund raising?
OK, when asked about Republican Presidential candidates in
2012, why didn't John McCain give his old running mate for
VP a ringing endorsement? Just a few months ago, he
loudly proclaimed her ready for the number one seat if
necessary... remember? What's changed? Why is
McCain distancing himself from Six Pack Sarah?
Could it be even Gramps McCain is now embarrassed by his
past choice and finally recognizes the wack job from Alaska
is not even qualified to be Governor of Alaska. My
guess is YES!
|No, its not Springtime in
Minnesota, it's still November 2008! Texas
Sen. John Cornyn is threatening “World War III” if Democrats try
to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue
his case through the federal courts.
Cornyn, the chairman of the National
Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges that a federal
challenge to November’s elections could take “years” to resolve.
But he’s adamant that Coleman deserves that chance — even if it
means Minnesota is short a senator for the duration.
A three-judge panel is expected to rule any day now on legal
challenges to the November election.
Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg has predicted that Franken will
be on top after the court rules, arguing that an appeal to the
Minnesota Supreme Court could swing the election back in
Coleman’s favor. But what if that doesn’t happen?
Nobody really knows.
As Roland Burris will recall, you can’t take a seat in the
Senate without an election certificate from your state. And it’s
not clear whether the candidate who’s ahead after the Minnesota
Supreme Court rules could get an election certificate from
Minnesota if his opponent is seeking review from the United
States Supreme Court or challenging the results in a new lawsuit
in federal court.
Sen. Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat in charge of the
Senate Rules and Administration Committee, says that Minnesota
gets its second senator as soon as the state case ends.
“Whatever the state Supreme Court
decides, as I understand it, the law requires it to be
certified,” Schumer says.
Senator John "Crybaby" Cornyn, your comments regarding Democrats
seating the soon to be Senator Franken of Minnesota speaks
volumes. Republicans can't accept the fact the nation has
left you and your tired old policies behind. Senator, WWIII
came and went with the last 2 election cycles.. Crybaby, sore
loser Cornyn this all occurred while you and your Neanderthal,
monumental LOSER, Republican cohorts were beating your chests
and talking about a permanent MAJORITY. Say, how's that
permanent majority working for you? The nation is
laughing at you and your idle threats Senator Crybaby Dumbass!
Now this is embarrassing.
Instead of the United States cleaning up after itself, the Spaniards are doing
it for us.
The New York Times
high-level Spanish court has taken the first steps
toward opening a criminal investigation against six
former Bush administration officials, including former
Alberto R. Gonzales, on
whether they violated international law by providing a
legalistic framework to justify the use of torture of
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an
official close to the case said.
The case was sent to the
prosecutor’s office for review by
Baltasar Garzón, the crusading
investigative judge who ordered the arrest of the former
Augusto Pinochet. The official
said that it was “highly probable” that the case would
go forward and that it could lead to arrest warrants.
The move represents a step
toward ascertaining the legal accountability of top Bush
administration officials for allegations of torture and
mistreatment of prisoners in the campaign against
terrorism. But some American experts said that even if
warrants were issued their significance could be more
symbolic than practical, and that it was a near
certainty that the warrants would not lead to arrests if
the officials did not leave the United States.
complaint under review also
John C. Yoo,
the former Justice Department
lawyer who wrote secret legal
opinions saying the president
had the authority to circumvent
Douglas J. Feith,
the former under secretary of
defense for policy.
was not entirely unexpected, as
several human rights groups have
been asking judges in different
countries to indict Bush
administration officials. One
group, the Center for
Constitutional Rights, had asked
a German prosecutor for such an
indictment, but the prosecutor
Why hasn't the Obama
administration come to grips with this already?
It's a little, no HELL, it's very disappointing!
Of course now that things are getting warmer, and with
the specter of a trial looming, maybe President Obama
will get off his moderate, bi-partisan ass and do
Michelle Bachman Lunacy and MORE!
This past Wednesday, Rep. Michele
Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show, and sharply reiterated
her calls for revolution in America, warning against the imminent dangers of
tyranny under Barack Obama and his socialist ways. Enough is enough.
You need to call your
Congressman and asked that Rep. Bachmann
be censured for her incitement. I also suggest you call her office
(1-202-225-2331) and tell her the REVOLUTION happened in 2008... they lost, we
won... it's called an election! Send her your
http://bachmann.house.gov/Email_zip.htm, You should
use this zip code: 56301
Talk About Your
Republican Hypocrisy -
Just days ago, the
Top Republican complained that the Jay Leno appearance and California Town Hall
meetings President Obama did were not appropriate. The implication being that
somehow being able to chew gum and walk (multi-tasking) was either shameful or a
dereliction of duty. In fact, Eric Cantor said until the crisis is averted,
Obama should do noting else but oversee the financial crisis... right? Minority
Whip goes to Britney Concert, while President Obama does another Town Hall
Meeting to explain his budget and what's being done to combat the financial
crisis. God forbid average American citizens are informed. So who is it that
is actually doing the work of the people?
Alas, the poor
narrow minded, inept and impotent GOP, with each new election cycle they are
more rudderless and sinking deeper into a circular pattern. It's a pattern, or a
motion best described as if to have been flushed down a drain.
you look closely, one by one, as they attempt to swim the dangerous political
waters of George W Bush's failed policies and economy, their little feet and
legs just a kicking, they will look at you while turning and show their creepy,
grotesque faces and lying eyes... and by golly, yes you can see their fear of
losing power. Oh my, there's the Imperial Wizard Rush Limbaugh, Mitch "Stick a
fork in me, I'm done" McConnell, John "George Hamilton look a like" Boehner,
there goes Michael "He thinks he's the man of" Steele, and there is little Eric
"Britney is so hot" Cantor. What a pathetic site as they continue their
downward spiral traveling the drain. Then suddenly you hear the backwash
sound from the political toilet after the big flush! Their pinheads
disappear... whoops it's over. They've just gone under completely.
OK does anyone know where
the "tidy bowl" dude is?
The Economic Mess? Who Besides the George W. Bush Administration Caused it and how?
The answer: Deregulation. OK, for anyone who would care enough to know (and be completely disgusted with) just how big of a mess we're actually in, go read Matt Taibbi's latest article for Rolling Stone: "The Big Takeover: The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution".
Rachel Maddow: There would be no outrage about AIG's bonuses if AIG hadn't needed bailing out, right? I mean sure people get mad at fat cats with high salaries when everyone else is broke. But it's the fact that this company was using our money, taxpayers money to pay those bonuses that caused the entire country to grind our teeth down their nub ends to rage at these guys.
So there would be no outrage about AIG turning taxpayer bailout dollars into executive bonuses if there hadn't been a bailout. AIG wouldn't have needed bailing out if it weren't too big to fail, too integral to all these other parts of the financial industries. AIG wouldn't have become too big to fail if they hadn't become a big hybrid complicated uber-financial everything company that made all sorts of arcane financially engineered moves that got them squirreled into every kind of financial related business that you can think of.
AIG wouldn't have become a big hybrid complicated uber-financial everything company if there hadn't been, and this is key, deregulation of Wall Street that allowed firms to get like that. And massive deregulation of Wall Street wouldn't have happened without the rise of a political movement that preached that regulation was inherently evil and deregulation was inherently wise and virtuous and would make everyone rich and it would be free well behaved puppies for every family.
Do you want an example of how this deregulation thing worked? You can totally use this at the high school dance or a bar or whatever to try to impress someone. Somebody starts complaining about the bailout. Complaining about AIG. You tell them actually the real villain here is Gramm-Leach-Bliley. Just say it with total confidence. Watch the below clips and you will be informed. Surely listening to Reagan's ghost, the Kings of Deregulation Gramm-Leach-Bliley are the three daring Republithugs who put greed in front of the country and mankind. A huge special thanks to Crooks and Liars.
Play Part 1
Play Part 2
AIG Still giving out BONUSES?
There shouldn't be any bonuses handed out. Instead, they should be handed PINK slips for their failures! What kind of world are we living in when we reward absolute failure?
REPUKES, do you wonder why you're so very, very much out of power?
It's headlines like these from today that has made you the impotent party you are. First off Cheney Shrugs: Don't Blame Us For Economic Crisis and then same day, Perino: Bush Deserves Credit For Recent Market Uptick. You never want to take blame, or be responsible for anything negative, but you're willing to take credit even when its abundantly clear that none is due! The Bush Co. folks use to at least stay on message and were clever enough not to have contracting messages appear, but now, hell you guys lie about any and everything. Its a sad state of affairs for the GOP.
In the same time frame and interview by John King of CNN, Cheney told us that because of Obama's decisions on Gitmo. Enemy Combatant status and others we are now less safe... surprise! Shocker huh?
OK, so did John "Pussy" King ask "the dickless wonder" Cheney about Sy Hersh's claim that he had his own assassination squad? And if not, why not? That is more newsworthy than Cheney's revisionist lies, distortions, and BS to try and scare us all and try and justify torture, etc. The question is WHY doesn't the MSM especially little ass-wipes like CNN's John King ask the pertinent questions? Dick Cheney, Rummy and Bush should all be in jail... not making the talk show circuit!
Ari Fleischer, the Lie Machine.
His appearance on Hardball (03/11/2009) was interesting. Anyone notice dickbird Ari's statement that because of George W Bush, Saddam couldn't attack us again? The idiot said, "After 911, how could we chance Saddam wouldn't strike us again!"
My God, he and Cheney still want to confuse the people, distort the facts, revise history and disseminate total Bullshit! Saddam? Surely he meant Osama, but I think he said Saddam... I know, I know, it's difficult keeping your lies straight, etc. He kept trying to say that Saddam was the threat and that because Bush stripped away rights of the average American, spied on us illegally, and tortured
Ari kept using the words "mind numbingly" which is obvious he is and the crème de la crème was his excuse that Bush took us to war simply due to an intelligence mistake. He actually claimed that they never claimed Iraq had nukes... they just kept repeating mushroom cloud, etc. What a huge a$$!
click on the pic to play This is one of the better New Rules segments I've seen from Maher in a while. He ends it with channeling Michael Moore with his criticism of insurance companies in this diatribe on the Republicans and their anti-government rhetoric and love of the private sector.
Maher:The thing is that endless variety only exists because Americans pay taxes to a government which maintains roads, irrigates fields, over sees the electrical grid and everything else but enables the modern American supermarket to carry forty seven varieties of frozen breakfast pastries.
Of course it's easy to tear government down. Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". But that was before "I'm Sarah Palin, now show me the launch codes".
You know the stimulus package was attacked as typical tax and spend, you know like repairing bridges is left wing stuff. Ooh there the liberals go again. Always wanting to get across the river.
Folks, the people are the government. The first responders who put out your fires. That's your government. The ranger who shoos pedophiles out of the bathroom. The postman who delivers your porn. I mean how stupid is it when people say "Oh yeah that's all we need. The federal government telling Detroit how to make cars, or Wells Fargo how to run a bank. You want them to look like the Post Office?"
Yeah. Actually. You mean.. you mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in Jersey on Wednesday for forty two cents? Well let me be the first to say I would be thrilled if America's health care system was anywhere near as functional as the Post Office.
The truth is, recent years have made me much more wary of government doing the opposite. Of stepping aside and letting unregulated private enterprise run things it is plainly too greedy to trust with, like Wall Street, like rebuilding Iraq. Like the way Republicans always frame the health care debate by saying health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients, not government bureaucrats. Leaving out the fact that health decisions aren't made by doctors, patients or bureaucrats. They're made by insurance companies.
Insurance companies. Which are a lot like hospital gowns. Chances are your ass isn't covered.