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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931572 Jun 25, 2013
Right-Wing Media Dazed And Confused After Supreme Court's Reaffirmation Of Affirmative Action

Right-wing media appear stunned as Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to join his more radical conservative colleagues on the Supreme Court and strike down affirmative action in higher education, instead reaffirming modern civil rights law that holds race-conscious admissions policies remain necessary for equal opportunity in today's society.

Kennedy's 7-1 majority opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is essentially the reiteration of his controlling analysis in Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), which affirmed the constitutionality and continued necessity of race-conscious programs that seek to prevent the resegregation of public education.

In lockstep with conservative activists who are using the closely split Supreme Court as an opportunity to overturn decades of civil rights law, right-wing media have been repeatedly clamoring for the opposite of what just occurred in Fisher. So far, right-wing media coverage has been muted or is incorrectly pretending Kennedy's opinion breaks significant new ground.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/06/24/right...

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#931573 Jun 25, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Then get the f*ck out.
Clueless, Totally Nuts, Liar...

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Aunt Bettie Lou

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#931574 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Nope, you're still stuck in binary thinking. Ya know, its your panicky sense of doom that engages your hind-brain which puts you in that state of mind. It lights up your "fight or flight" response, only two choices. Your handlers know that if they can keep your paranoia ramped up you can't really engage your cerebral cortex where reasoning happens.
You're welcome.
But see, that's the thing. Between the two of us, I'm the more reasonable.

For example, you seem to have no problem with Obama and Hillary lying about that video to protect their party's chance of winning in 2012.

That's not very reasonable. Unless you have another explanation why they would lie about something like that.

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#931576 Jun 25, 2013
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Galt knows the GE follows tax laws that permit corporations to make billions in profit but pay no taxes. Instead of b*tching at the companies, Galt should b*tch at those who legislate the tax law.
China is still developing a major portion of their country. The plants they are installing are more efficient & less polluting than most of our coal fired generation plants.
Galt would prefer that GE make charitable contributions to the federal government just as Galt does.

I think that's fair.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931577 Jun 25, 2013
IRS Chief: Inappropriate Screening Included Search Terms ‘Progressive,’‘Occupy,’‘Israel ’

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/irs-acting-...

more stuff you won't hear on FOX.

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#931578 Jun 25, 2013
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Are you still trying to peddle that crap Carol? The housing bubble started to deflate in 2006 a year before Democrats took control of Congress with very thin margins. The real cause was the de regulatory policies of the GOP. Phil Gramm inserted a key provision into the 2000 Commodity Futures Modernization Act that exempted over-the-counter derivatives like credit-default swaps from regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. These credit default swaps in addition to the equally unregulated mortgage backed securities created the crash of financial institutions that caused the recession, not anything that the Democrats did.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar... #ixzz2XDv4udG2
Why are you such a damned liar?
Might as well spend your morning trying to educate a zebra.

Think about it, depending on the weather where you are it could be a nice way to spend a day, teaching history to a zebra.

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Whatever

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#931579 Jun 25, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Omg you're a total fck'n Moran! Go to Russia, Putin wants you.
Do you know that in Canada, abortion and gay marriage are legal and the also have universal single payer healthcare? You'd never fit in there you racist sicko
Listen, fool, it is about the economy.

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#931580 Jun 25, 2013
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The Mess In Texas
Texas's state legislature snuck through a draconian abortion bill in a late-night emergency session. Why all the subterfuge? Because the people don't agree with the politicians.
Let’s be clear. The Republican-led legislature didn’t ram through this massive bill that will close most of the state’s abortion services in the early hours of Monday morning because the voters suddenly up and demanded it. On the contrary! Under the cover of darkness, the Republicans passed this bill despite the fact that most voters do not want it and especially not during an emergency session. Polling data collected by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that 63 percent of Texas voters polled think abortion is restricted plenty enough and want no more restrictions on it. In addition, eight out of ten voters polled think that the special session should not address abortion or any “social issues” at all, but instead should be focused on “education, jobs, and the economy."
....This is how Texas anti-choicers will end safe, legal abortion in Texas: Over the protests and disapproval of its citizens, on a wave of fantasies about violence and magical thinking about medical science, and because a pro-choice legislator lost her father. They’re doing it this way because there’s no other way to get it done. Which should be enough to make them reconsider, but sadly for anti-choicers, decency and common sense disappeared from their toolbox decades ago.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/20...
"Pro-life" has always been a comical moniker for that crowd but "anti-abortion" didn't really fit the bill since just about everyone is anti-abortion. "Anti-choice" fits perfectly, I'll try to remember to use it in the future.

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#931581 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
IRS Chief: Inappropriate Screening Included Search Terms ‘Progressive,’‘Occupy,’‘Israel ’
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/irs-acting-...
more stuff you won't hear on FOX.
You complain about unbalanced reporting but insist on using the partisan charity site Talking Points? hmmmm

"Whereas screeners were merely alerted that a designation of 501(c)(3) status “may not be appropriate” for applications containing the word ”progressive”– 501(c)(3) groups are prohibited from conducting any political activities – they were told to send those of tea-party groups off ”to Group 7822&#8243; for further scrutiny. "

Progressives never went to the dead end Group 7822 while the agents sent all those with tea party and patriot t0 Group 7822.
BIG difference.

The IG report was accurate when stating the IRS targeted conservative groups.

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#931582 Jun 25, 2013
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But see, that's the thing. Between the two of us, I'm the more reasonable.
For example, you seem to have no problem with Obama and Hillary lying about that video to protect their party's chance of winning in 2012.
That's not very reasonable. Unless you have another explanation why they would lie about something like that.
No idea what video you're talking about but thanks for the belly-laugh. Of course my co-workers are now looking at me funny.

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#931583 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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"Pro-life" has always been a comical moniker for that crowd but "anti-abortion" didn't really fit the bill since just about everyone is anti-abortion. "Anti-choice" fits perfectly, I'll try to remember to use it in the future.
Much like Abortion supporters called themselves Pro-Choice rather than Pro-abortion.

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sonicfilter

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#931584 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You complain about unbalanced reporting but insist on using the partisan charity site Talking Points? hmmmm
"Whereas screeners were merely alerted that a designation of 501(c)(3) status “may not be appropriate” for applications containing the word ”progressive”– 501(c)(3) groups are prohibited from conducting any political activities – they were told to send those of tea-party groups off ”to Group 7822&#8243; for further scrutiny. "
Progressives never went to the dead end Group 7822 while the agents sent all those with tea party and patriot t0 Group 7822.
BIG difference.
The IG report was accurate when stating the IRS targeted conservative groups.
There was a good reason they were being examined. Although we would like to think these citizens groups are as pure as newly fallen snow, the fact is, some Tea Party non-profits were clearly breaking the law.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/did-th...

When CVFC, a conservative veterans’ group in California, applied for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service, its biggest expenditure that year was several thousand dollars in radio ads backing a Republican candidate for Congress.

The Wetumpka Tea Party, from Alabama, sponsored training for a get-out-the-vote initiative dedicated to the “defeat of President Barack Obama” while the I.R.S. was weighing its application.

And the head of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, whose application languished with the I.R.S. for more than two years, sent out e-mails to members about Mitt Romney campaign events and organized members to distribute Mr. Romney’s presidential campaign literature.

Representatives of these organizations have cried foul in recent weeks about their treatment by the I.R.S., saying they were among dozens of conservative groups unfairly targeted by the agency, harassed with inappropriate questionnaires and put off for months or years as the agency delayed decisions on their applications.

But a close examination of these groups and others reveals an array of election activities that tax experts and former I.R.S. officials said would provide a legitimate basis for flagging them for closer review.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/us/politics...

more stuff you won't hear on FOX.

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#931585 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Right-Wing Media Dazed And Confused After Supreme Court's Reaffirmation Of Affirmative Action
Right-wing media appear stunned as Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to join his more radical conservative colleagues on the Supreme Court and strike down affirmative action in higher education, instead reaffirming modern civil rights law that holds race-conscious admissions policies remain necessary for equal opportunity in today's society.
Kennedy's 7-1 majority opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is essentially the reiteration of his controlling analysis in Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), which affirmed the constitutionality and continued necessity of race-conscious programs that seek to prevent the resegregation of public education.
In lockstep with conservative activists who are using the closely split Supreme Court as an opportunity to overturn decades of civil rights law, right-wing media have been repeatedly clamoring for the opposite of what just occurred in Fisher. So far, right-wing media coverage has been muted or is incorrectly pretending Kennedy's opinion breaks significant new ground.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/06/24/right...
Media Matters, part of the Soros echo chamber, lives in lala land.
Note lack of anything to back it up while I saw one group post all headlines from media. Rather interesting but not that different from each other.

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#931586 Jun 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
IRS Chief: Inappropriate Screening Included Search Terms ‘Progressive,’‘Occupy,’‘Israel ’
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/irs-acting-...
more stuff you won't hear on FOX.
Have a heart. What's Issa gonna do now, he's got less than a year and a half before his next two year election?

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#931587 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Listen, fool, it is about the economy.
If its "about the economy" why has the House been wasting time on an abortion bill that has zero chance in the Senate or for POTUS signature?

I know why. They're using my tax dollars to fund their 2014 campaigns.

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#931588 Jun 25, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Might as well spend your morning trying to educate a zebra.
Think about it, depending on the weather where you are it could be a nice way to spend a day, teaching history to a zebra.
From the same article Dupont sited
Bill Clinton

"Among his biggest strokes of free-wheeling capitalism was the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a cornerstone of Depression-era regulation. He also signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation. In 1995 Clinton loosened housing rules by rewriting the Community Reinvestment Act, which put added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods. It is the subject of heated political and scholarly debate whether any of these moves are to blame for our troubles, but they certainly played a role in creating a permissive lending environment.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar... #ixzz2XEURoWvl

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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931589 Jun 25, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You do realize your article counters your claim regarding the housing market right? And you do know they blame bushie boy, right?
Nah, I doubt it. I doubt you read beyond what you were looking for.
Besides, you haven't been that smart on such matters.
Actually, no, it didn't. If you had read the entire article, you would have read the cause for the housing market collapse:

"...From homebuyers who put nothing down for a loan, to a White House that bragged about record home ownership, to the Democrats who promoted and protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

Democrats bragged about home ownership after forcing banks to give loans to "unqualified" buyers in an overpriced housing market by "promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac".

Bush bragged about home ownership by helping "qualified" buyers with a down payment.

I clearly pointed out Bush made mistakes too.

But the Federal Reserve is also to blame by "pushing the monetary accelerator to the floor...even as the tax cuts were passing and the economy took off, Greenspan cut the fed funds rate to 1% and kept it there for a year."

Wall Street was more than happy to be a part of it.

But you conveniently overlooked the part about "Democrats promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac". And you conveniently overlooked the part about the "economy taking off after the Bush tax cuts".

So, basically, you are wrong.

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LNC Llin

United States

#931590 Jun 25, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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But see, that's the thing. Between the two of us, I'm the more reasonable.
For example, you seem to have no problem with Obama and Hillary lying about that video to protect their party's chance of winning in 2012.
That's not very reasonable. Unless you have another explanation why they would lie about something like that.
Possibly national security was involved :-)
4000 soldiers did not die as a result of this action.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#931591 Jun 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Much like Abortion supporters called themselves Pro-Choice rather than Pro-abortion.
pro-choice respects the wishes of the mother.

anti-choice respects no one. forcing someone to do what you think is best for that person, on the back of a book that HAS NOT been designated as the national guide to proper behavior, smacks of social engineering.

so in that respect, it's been fairly amusing watching conservatives complain about how government is ruling our life's.
LNC Llin

United States

#931592 Jun 25, 2013
Right-wing media appear stunned as Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to join his more radical conservative colleagues on the Supreme Court and strike down affirmative action in higher education, instead reaffirming modern civil rights law that holds race-conscious admissions policies remain necessary for equal opportunity in today's society.

Kennedy's 7-1 majority opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is essentially the reiteration of his controlling analysis in Parents Involved v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), which affirmed the constitutionality and continued necessity of race-conscious programs that seek to prevent the resegregation of public education.

In lockstep with conservative activists who are using the closely split Supreme Court as an opportunity to overturn decades of civil rights law, right-wing media have been repeatedly clamoring for the opposite of what just occurred in Fisher. So far, right-wing media coverage has been muted or is incorrectly pretending Kennedy's opinion breaks significant new ground.

Fox News host Megyn Kelly on America Live - in addition to dredging up the myth that the plaintiff in question was rejected in the admissions process because of her race - was shocked at Fisher's utterly unsurprising reminder that government's use of race typically requires strict scrutiny from the courts. From University of California Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's leading treatise, Constitutional Law, Principles and Policies, most recently updated in 2006:

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