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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#775658 Oct 17, 2012
HEMPSTEAD, NY (The Borowitz Report)—Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney set a new personal record tonight by pretending to care about average Americans for nearly ninety minutes.

Mr. Romney began the second Presidential debate by simulating concern for a college student named Jeremy’s employment future and maintained a consistent level of feigned concern on a variety of subjects for the remainder of the night.


“It was an awesome display of stamina,” said Mr. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, who watched Mr. Romney pretending to be empathic from a shelter in Virginia, where Mr. Ryan was pretending to feed a homeless orphan.

Mr. Romney’s new empathy record surpasses his previous mark, set seven days ago at a rally in Sidney, Ohio, where he pretended to give a shit about his audience for nearly an hour.
Tonight’s display of bogus sensitivity made a big impression on a post-debate focus group, as a majority of participants agreed with the statement,“Mitt Romney has the facial expressions of someone who cares about me.”

Moments after the debate, Mr. Romney pronounced himself “thoroughly drained” by the forced display of humanity.

“This empathy stuff is exhausting,” he told reporters.“On Day One, it’s going to stop.”

Throughout the evening, Mr. Romney traded barbs with President Obama, the first black person he has talked to since his speech at the N.A.A.C.P.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775659 Oct 17, 2012
frank wrote:
Bain Capital’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mostly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise. Mitt Romney is not a businessman; Mitt Romney is a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way – out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn, very much like a used car lot (Wall Street calls them “roll-ups”) and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale – the faster the better.
That is the modus operandi of the leveraged-buyout business, and in an honest free-market economy, there wouldn’t be much scope for it because it creates little of economic value. But we have a rigged system – a regime of crony capitalism – where the tax code heavily favors debt and capital gains, and the central bank purposefully enables rampant speculation by propping up the price of financial assets and battering down the cost of leveraged finance.
Report of job losses at Bain Capital-invested companies:
ADAP/Auto Palace:-200 jobs; AMF Bowling:-271 jobs*; AMPAD:-385 jobs; Closings Ltd.:-300 jobs; Dade International:-2,700 jobs; Ddi:-2,100 jobs*; EduServ Technologies:-1000 jobs; FTD:-2050 jobs; GS Industries:-950 jobs*; GT Bicycles:-1000 jobs*; Handbag Holdings:-606 jobs; Holson Burnes:-694 jobs; The Learning Company:-1000 jobs; LIVE Entertainment:-400 jobs; Midwest Of Cannon Falls:-450 jobs; MotherCare Stores:-1000 jobs; Physio Control:-500 jobs; Transtar:-2,000 jobs; Waters Lab Technologies:-700 jobs; Wesley Jessen:-900 jobs. TOTAL 19,200!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10...
sounds like an easy way to get rich....why don't you try???....
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#775660 Oct 17, 2012
OTTAWA (The Borowitz Report)—Canada announced today that it was tightening security along its border with the United States amid concerns that there could be a mass migration of illegal Americans after Tuesday, November 6th.

According to Randolph McTavish, Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, border patrols are on alert due to an “increase in chatter” indicating that a threat to Canada’s border might be imminent.


“We’ve been intercepting troubling comments from some very freaked-out people,” he said.“Most of it has been on NPR call-in shows

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#775661 Oct 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—With his polite and well-mannered performance widely panned in the first Presidential debate, President Barack Obama is under mounting pressure to prove that he can act like an asshole in the second debate tomorrow night, a campaign aide confirmed.

“In America, we demand that our President remain cool and calm in a crisis but go batshit in a debate,” the aide said.“Tuesday night is all about that second piece.”
But even as Mr. Obama worked around the clock to practice being a douche, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, doubted his efforts would succeed.

“Being an asshole isn’t a skill that you can just pick up overnight,” Mr. Rhoades said.“Mitt Romney’s been working on it all his life.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#775662 Oct 17, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
INCORRECT INFORMATION. I am Shocked!
In fact, the aid package was for the nation of Egypt, not the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood may control the largest bloc of seats in parliament, but it's not even a majority. Not only that, the country itself continues, for now at least, to be controlled by the military. And more than 80 percent of the aid package is military aid.
http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statem...
Your article says APRIL 21st.
Muslim Brotherhood seizes control of Egyptian military
Monday, August 13, 2012 Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday stunned the region and caused grave concern in Israel when he dismissed all of Egypt's top generals and installed commanders loyal and subservient to his Muslim Brotherhood.

What was it that you were saying again?
carol

Orlando, FL

#775663 Oct 17, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
and Hussein Obama went on to talk about Midwest auto factory jobs to a Long Island college student....
But he had rehearsed it all day long...and had to say his lines.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#775664 Oct 17, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Come to my ER, idiot. Let me show you them dying. Yessir. Check your news, check your facts, and while you're at it.....check your bad attitude.
Dying on the streets? It's called preventative care, Private.
There is no such thing as preventative care. The problem is that, we're not preventing anything. We're screening for disease, which means we're often catching it sooner, and therefore, hopefully, sometimes, nipping it in the bud. Getting tested isn't prevention. Getting a negative result isn't prevention. It's getting tested.
But we shouldn't fool ourselves. None of the screening tests actually prevent disease.
Yes, disease is better stopped earlier than later, without a doubt. But it's not prevention. It's slowing or stopping disease.
If there were a truly preventive service, it would be worth billions of dollars. We don't have anything like that yet. The only things we know -- by extensive research -- that prevent or delay disease are behaviors that we ourselves must do. We're using the wrong word and putting too much emphasis -- and possibly too much money -- on the concept of prevention -- especially since it isn't prevention at all.

The bottom line: Adopting a lifestyle that has been proven to help prevent disease? Yes. Americans like you think there is a magic pill to cure a disease-I am assuming you are the same ones that voted for O'bama-and now are buying more of his bull shit. Free of charge, of course.:)
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775665 Oct 17, 2012
krissy wrote:
http://www.reuters.com/article /2012/10/18/us-housing-idUSBRE 89G0RG20121018
Housing starts surge in positive sign for economy
what little activity there is in the current housing market is primarily cash investors gathering up bargain properties....

government efforts to make low-interest mortgages available have little effect....
carol

Orlando, FL

#775666 Oct 17, 2012
Almost half the people sitting in one of those reaction groups after the debate when asked who had voted for Obama in 2008 but had switched to Romney this time raised their hands.

Not only in the Frank Luntz focus group but, surprisingly, the overwhelmingly positive reaction was duplicated in an MSNBC focus.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur...
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775667 Oct 17, 2012
frank wrote:
Bain Capital’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mostly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise. Mitt Romney is not a businessman; Mitt Romney is a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way – out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn, very much like a used car lot (Wall Street calls them “roll-ups”) and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale – the faster the better.
That is the modus operandi of the leveraged-buyout business, and in an honest free-market economy, there wouldn’t be much scope for it because it creates little of economic value. But we have a rigged system – a regime of crony capitalism – where the tax code heavily favors debt and capital gains, and the central bank purposefully enables rampant speculation by propping up the price of financial assets and battering down the cost of leveraged finance.
Report of job losses at Bain Capital-invested companies:
ADAP/Auto Palace:-200 jobs; AMF Bowling:-271 jobs*; AMPAD:-385 jobs; Closings Ltd.:-300 jobs; Dade International:-2,700 jobs; Ddi:-2,100 jobs*; EduServ Technologies:-1000 jobs; FTD:-2050 jobs; GS Industries:-950 jobs*; GT Bicycles:-1000 jobs*; Handbag Holdings:-606 jobs; Holson Burnes:-694 jobs; The Learning Company:-1000 jobs; LIVE Entertainment:-400 jobs; Midwest Of Cannon Falls:-450 jobs; MotherCare Stores:-1000 jobs; Physio Control:-500 jobs; Transtar:-2,000 jobs; Waters Lab Technologies:-700 jobs; Wesley Jessen:-900 jobs. TOTAL 19,200!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10...
without intervention, virtually all of these businesses would have failed, resulting in much higher job losses.....
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775668 Oct 17, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
HEMPSTEAD, NY (The Borowitz Report)—Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney set a new personal record tonight by pretending to care about average Americans for nearly ninety minutes.
Mr. Romney began the second Presidential debate by simulating concern for a college student named Jeremy’s employment future and maintained a consistent level of feigned concern on a variety of subjects for the remainder of the night.
“It was an awesome display of stamina,” said Mr. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, who watched Mr. Romney pretending to be empathic from a shelter in Virginia, where Mr. Ryan was pretending to feed a homeless orphan.
Mr. Romney’s new empathy record surpasses his previous mark, set seven days ago at a rally in Sidney, Ohio, where he pretended to give a shit about his audience for nearly an hour.
Tonight’s display of bogus sensitivity made a big impression on a post-debate focus group, as a majority of participants agreed with the statement,“Mitt Romney has the facial expressions of someone who cares about me.”
Moments after the debate, Mr. Romney pronounced himself “thoroughly drained” by the forced display of humanity.
“This empathy stuff is exhausting,” he told reporters.“On Day One, it’s going to stop.”
Throughout the evening, Mr. Romney traded barbs with President Obama, the first black person he has talked to since his speech at the N.A.A.C.P.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...
come November 6, the joke will be on the vagina lady.....

Gallup Poll:

President Romney - 51%

Hussein Obama - 46%

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#775669 Oct 17, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>I see Ted Kennedy and Bawney Fwank's love child finally hatched. Gee, it musta stunk somethin' awful germinatin' in Frank's oven with all the other toxic waste.
...gag...
I'm not clear on what your point is.

Could you please be a lot more graphic?

:>
carol

Orlando, FL

#775671 Oct 17, 2012
frank wrote:
Bain Capital’s billions of profits were not rewards for capitalist creation; they were mostly windfalls collected from gambling in markets that were rigged to rise. Mitt Romney is not a businessman; Mitt Romney is a master financial speculator who bought, sold, flipped, and stripped businesses. He did not build enterprises the old-fashioned way – out of inspiration, perspiration, and a long slog in the free market fostering a new product, service, or process of production. Instead, he spent his 15 years raising debt in prodigious amounts on Wall Street so that Bain could purchase the pots and pans and castoffs of corporate America, leverage them to the hilt, gussy them up as reborn, very much like a used car lot (Wall Street calls them “roll-ups”) and then deliver them back to Wall Street for resale – the faster the better.
That is the modus operandi of the leveraged-buyout business, and in an honest free-market economy, there wouldn’t be much scope for it because it creates little of economic value. But we have a rigged system – a regime of crony capitalism – where the tax code heavily favors debt and capital gains, and the central bank purposefully enables rampant speculation by propping up the price of financial assets and battering down the cost of leveraged finance.
Report of job losses at Bain Capital-invested companies:
ADAP/Auto Palace:-200 jobs; AMF Bowling:-271 jobs*; AMPAD:-385 jobs; Closings Ltd.:-300 jobs; Dade International:-2,700 jobs; Ddi:-2,100 jobs*; EduServ Technologies:-1000 jobs; FTD:-2050 jobs; GS Industries:-950 jobs*; GT Bicycles:-1000 jobs*; Handbag Holdings:-606 jobs; Holson Burnes:-694 jobs; The Learning Company:-1000 jobs; LIVE Entertainment:-400 jobs; Midwest Of Cannon Falls:-450 jobs; MotherCare Stores:-1000 jobs; Physio Control:-500 jobs; Transtar:-2,000 jobs; Waters Lab Technologies:-700 jobs; Wesley Jessen:-900 jobs. TOTAL 19,200!
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10...
Bain Capital's companies that created 100,000 jobs: Staples (89,000), Sports Authority (15,000) and Domino's (7,900 jobs added since 1999). That's 111,900 jobs.

Companies that lost jobs include American Pad & Paper (385), Dade International (1,900), DDi Corp.(2,100), Clear Channel Communications (2,500) and KB Toys (3,400). That's 10,285 jobs.( FactCheck.org rounded up the numbers from POLITICO and the New York Times.)

Looks like the jobs created won. That's business for ya.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#775672 Oct 17, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure stupid, when you embark on let's say a road repair project we just send a bunch of guys out with $10 shovels from Home Depot. Included in the price is equipment, supplies and administrative overhead. Mark Zandi of Moody's and Alan Blinder did a study that found that the stimulus did work and helped end the recession. You're also forgetting that a large chunk of the stimulus was a tax cut for working Americans. You're still ignoring the fact that identical employer mandates found in Romneycare had no impact on businesses in Massachusetts.
I will repeat again in the probably vain hope that it will penetrate your thick skull; it's the GOP and their blood oath to block any legislation that would improve the economy that's a drag.
You're delusional Carol.
If the Boy Messiah's Stupid Stimulus didn't kill America, Obamacare is waiting in the wings to finish the job.

Let's finish Obama, instead.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775673 Oct 17, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>There is no such thing as preventative care. The problem is that, we're not preventing anything. We're screening for disease, which means we're often catching it sooner, and therefore, hopefully, sometimes, nipping it in the bud. Getting tested isn't prevention. Getting a negative result isn't prevention. It's getting tested.
But we shouldn't fool ourselves. None of the screening tests actually prevent disease.
Yes, disease is better stopped earlier than later, without a doubt. But it's not prevention. It's slowing or stopping disease.
If there were a truly preventive service, it would be worth billions of dollars. We don't have anything like that yet. The only things we know -- by extensive research -- that prevent or delay disease are behaviors that we ourselves must do. We're using the wrong word and putting too much emphasis -- and possibly too much money -- on the concept of prevention -- especially since it isn't prevention at all.
The bottom line: Adopting a lifestyle that has been proven to help prevent disease? Yes. Americans like you think there is a magic pill to cure a disease-I am assuming you are the same ones that voted for O'bama-and now are buying more of his bull shit. Free of charge, of course.:)
good genes also help....a lot.....
FIRE THE GOP

Lillington, NC

#775674 Oct 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
But he had rehearsed it all day long...and had to say his lines.
Hey Republicans!

How's your pro death candidate doing?

"Day one, Affordable Care Act, it's gone"
"Day one, Planned Parenthood, it's finished"

Said it on video!

For all to see and see and see and see.....

Not too bright that Mitt Romney lying POS!!!

His plans cause deaths! In the USA!

Women back to a back alley?

The pregnancy is over anyway! But now you dipppppschittts want the woman's life in danger?

America will never go for it. You are done.

You old snotty doouucchheee baggggs will not live long enough to ever see a republican president get elected.

The USA citizens have had it with Mitt Romney and all of you.

Imagine Mitt's greed for a moment: "My tax rate should be zero." He only pays 14% now!

Makes $57,000 per day! And demands a zero tax rate. During the debate! In front of all citizens!

His social plans are a crime against humanity, his tax plan is a display of pure greed.

You bozo's are done!
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#775675 Oct 17, 2012
carol wrote:
Almost half the people sitting in one of those reaction groups after the debate when asked who had voted for Obama in 2008 but had switched to Romney this time raised their hands.
Not only in the Frank Luntz focus group but, surprisingly, the overwhelmingly positive reaction was duplicated in an MSNBC focus.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur...
because the debates showed that Mitt Romney is more Presidential than Hussein Obama.....
carol

Orlando, FL

#775676 Oct 17, 2012
What I should have said before is if I didn't know any better, I'd think someone was trying to hurt my feelings on purpose.

But it just means I'm the most right.

...so don't be jealous my fellow clear thinkers.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#775677 Oct 17, 2012
carol wrote:
Almost half the people sitting in one of those reaction groups after the debate when asked who had voted for Obama in 2008 but had switched to Romney this time raised their hands.
Not only in the Frank Luntz focus group but, surprisingly, the overwhelmingly positive reaction was duplicated in an MSNBC focus.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-tur...
Did you see the two feminists for O'bama--they were in the back row of the Luntz group. They were articulating the myth... "Romney is gonna take away our contraception! Romney is gonna do rotten things to women." All of the mind-numbed, War on Women drivel that the Democrats have been saying.

These two women had the nerve to repeat it, and another woman in the Luntz focus group turned and looked at 'em and said, "You all are just crazy! Mitt Romney's not gonna take us back to the Stone Age." It was a woman that put 'em in their place, and the place did kind of chuckle and erupt. They had the liberal script down pat and they were put in their place by a thinking woman.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#775678 Oct 17, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Republicans!
How's your pro death candidate doing?
"Day one, Affordable Care Act, it's gone"
"Day one, Planned Parenthood, it's finished"
Said it on video!
For all to see and see and see and see.....
Not too bright that Mitt Romney lying POS!!!
His plans cause deaths! In the USA!
Women back to a back alley?
The pregnancy is over anyway! But now you dipppppschittts want the woman's life in danger?
America will never go for it. You are done.
You old snotty doouucchheee baggggs will not live long enough to ever see a republican president get elected.
The USA citizens have had it with Mitt Romney and all of you.
Imagine Mitt's greed for a moment: "My tax rate should be zero." He only pays 14% now!
Makes $57,000 per day! And demands a zero tax rate. During the debate! In front of all citizens!
His social plans are a crime against humanity, his tax plan is a display of pure greed.
You bozo's are done!
Keep dreaming.

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