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“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#809505 Nov 21, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Palestinian militants have fired 797 rockets into Israel in the course of 2012.
Between 2001 and January 2009, over 8,600 rockets have been launched leading to 28 deaths and several hundred injuries as well as widespread psychological trauma and disruption of daily life.
So what is Israel supposed to do, Lily? Duck and cover and wait for the next round of rockets?
What if a militant group (who nobody else wants) had fired 797 rockets on New York?
Pretty sure they would have had to stop at 1 rocket, since if they fired on New York, we'd have settled the "Israel / Palestine" question definitively, and with extreme prejudice, within hours.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#809506 Nov 21, 2012
This is a snap shot of Obama’s America for the Next Four Years: Record Number of Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Holiday...Food Pantry see 400% Increase in Demand If this year you’ve survived the Obama’s Depression just think you have Four more Years to Join your Fellow Americans!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#809507 Nov 21, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
wow 8,600 rockets and only 28 deaths......
what's the death toll of Palestinians from Israeli attacks???
we kicked Saddam out of Kuwait for waging a war for territory, how come we haven't done anything about Israel seizing land in 1967???
Israel needs to get out of the West Bank and Gaza period
Payback is hell.

Look up the Oslo Accords. Israel has bent over backwards trying to accommodate this rag-tag group of misplaced militants that even their own people don't want to absorb into Muslim countries.

Hamas began firing rockets into Israel almost immediately. Iran is behind Hamas you know. At least I assume you know.
Ask Mikey

Rochelle, IL

#809508 Nov 21, 2012
My understanding is the number of rockets launched so far is in the area of 1,500 and only about 360 or so have required Israels defense rockets to be launched.
Just imagine how many civilian casualties there would have been if Israel did not have the Iron Dome in place.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809509 Nov 21, 2012
I have a penchant for using the word penchant.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#809510 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Proportionality and Gaza
I don’t think most Americans are indifferent to indiscriminate killing and disproportionate violence in war as a general rule, but like many other nations most Americans make exceptions for the conduct of the belligerent that we believe to be in the right. Conduct by one state or group that would earn “our” condemnation is defended or overlooked when committed by one of “ours.”
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
One of the main reasons Americans are inclined to be insensitive to
War etc,is they have no way to Grasp the Horror of it all.Never having
being subject to invasion,and the usual brutal life that ensues..Only
those that have witnessed,served ,can fully comprehend,and they are not usually disposed to talk much about it all..Because its akin to
People asking Hey Glen,how was it on the Moon???

Taking into account there are Millions of Americans who fled the regions of our Planet where War was a part of ones existence,And
now find themselves with the frustrating issue of trying to warn
and educate Americans,about the Communism,They endured,survived
and were forced to exist under..Such irony as they watch all the
signs,symtoms of it heading for the USA? Yet again it remains an
Impossible task,rather like Wet Paint!!!
Ask Mikey

Rochelle, IL

#809511 Nov 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
I have a penchant for using the word penchant.
Marvelous
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#809512 Nov 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Mitt Romney's Sneering Farewell to the '47 Percent'
Now before dispensing with Romney for good -- as most Americans (including many Republicans) are understandably eager to do -- it is worth noting that these churlish excuses to his donors represent the ultimate falsification, not only of his campaign but of his own character.
Recall how he disowned the "47 percent" remarks when he realized how damaging they were to his chances for victory, telling Sean Hannity on Fox News that what he had been caught saying at a $50,000-a-plate Boca Raton fundraising event was "just completely wrong." His mea culpa was factually accurate, of course -- as we have discovered again lately with the news that so many food stamp recipients reliably vote Republican. Those who don't pay income tax include plenty of Republicans, especially the elderly on Social Security and military personnel on active duty and poor white evangelical voters who simply don't earn enough. They also include thousands of wealthy Romney supporters who, like their candidate, have learned to manipulate the tax system.
But as a matter of feelings rather than facts, Romney evidently cannot stop himself from sneering at society's struggling people and the politicians who seek to improve their lives. It is not as if the donors he was addressing don't want "gifts" from government -- such as the big new tax breaks that Romney had promised them, the huge increases in defense spending that would swell their profits, or the various individual corporate favors that they regard as their very own "entitlements." Just don't expect that kind of honest introspection from Romney or his crowd.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
OUCH!
Why so consumed with Romney? Didn't you hear.....he lost?

I assume it makes sense really....hell libs are still blaming Bush for everything....now they have Romney too, gee Obama won't have to take responsibility for anything now, unless of course it makes him look good!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809513 Nov 21, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the main reasons Americans are inclined to be insensitive to
War etc,is they have no way to Grasp the Horror of it all.Never having
being subject to invasion,and the usual brutal life that ensues..Only
those that have witnessed,served ,can fully comprehend,and they are not usually disposed to talk much about it all..Because its akin to
People asking Hey Glen,how was it on the Moon???
Taking into account there are Millions of Americans who fled the regions of our Planet where War was a part of ones existence,And
now find themselves with the frustrating issue of trying to warn
and educate Americans,about the Communism,They endured,survived
and were forced to exist under..Such irony as they watch all the
signs,symtoms of it heading for the USA? Yet again it remains an
Impossible task,rather like Wet Paint!!!
very well said.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809514 Nov 21, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Thank goodness, Spending cuts, I'm all for them. Except the military. The Giverment, Barack Hussein Obama et al, didn't list any spending cuts. Your reasoning still falls short though.. You "doesn't has to 'fund' a tax cut". Just don't ask the taxpayer, you know the guy who pays the bill, to send the money in.... Simple really. A tax cut puts more money in my pocket, and in your pocket. You if your employer wasn't required to send so much money to DC and your State, you might get more than and 'atta boy, good job'.......in your pay envelope.
Obama's plan included spending cuts.

Pull your head out of Glenn Beck's ass once in a while.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#809515 Nov 21, 2012
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
gotta love it when conservatives have to lie and take things completely out of context, because that is the only way they can make their case.....
Here’s the entire quote:
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
clearly he is talking about our infrastructure, our public education system
if you have a business, you have the benefit of
police to protect you and your business
fire department to protect your home and your business
an EPA to provide you with clean air
sanitation department to remove your garbage
water department to provide you with clean drinking water
FDA to provide you with healthy food and safe drugs
oh my, does that mean we're socialists????
you know since the gov't is providing us with all that
Great post, greater quote. Thanks for reminding those of us who know, and educating those who continue to ignore the obvious.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#809516 Nov 21, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Because that argument "as long as I don't pay for it" is the only one which makes 'logical' sense to them, so they keep repeating it like parrots. They refuse to admit that their freedom to pick and choose what everyone else's insurance covers, is actually nonexistent. Wonder if they'd think it was okie-dokie for me to choose not to cover their erectile dysfunction, or their self-induced diabetes resulting from obesity? I'm thinking 'no'.
Not to mention that it's probably viagra that's causing all these 65+ year old guys to start shooting at people. Bunch of old coots wandering around with a boner that no one wants!!

Remember this gem of a gent?

At some point you have to wonder whether some of these Republicans have never had the misfortune of seeing a loved one suffer the medical and financial horror of dealing with many forms of cancer. Or, of course, there is a possibility they have a heart about 10 sizes too small, or perhaps they are pod people. I don’t know, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would qualify as an example (Think Progress):


Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told ThinkProgress that there “shouldn’t” be a law requiring businesses to cover employees who have cancer because that would “create an obligation” for others.“When you create a right for somebody,” Johnson said,“you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right.”

KEYES: I know Richard Murdock had said even though businesses should give people, for instance, with cancer, health coverage, they shouldn’t be legally required by the federal government.

JOHNSON: They shouldn’t. Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.

http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/07...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#809517 Nov 21, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>That would be anybody who didn't vote for Obama, right?
Prove it.

Show me where I called anyone a racist for just not voting for Obama or disagreeing with his policies.

I call people a racist when they say racist things.

Why do you want to provide cover for racists?

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#809518 Nov 21, 2012
Poetic justice: Romney likely to finish at 47 percent

By Greg Sargent

When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.

Rounded, of course, that would put the final tally at 51-47. Anticipating this moment, Markos Moulitsas has inaugurated the “Romney 47 percent watch.”

At risk of piling on, a 47 percent finish would represent a perfect conclusion to the Romney political saga. If Romney ran a campaign of unprecedented dishonesty and lack of transparency, virtually all of it was geared towards misleading people about the true nature of his — and his party’s — actual beliefs and governing agenda. This was the case on multiple fronts, from Romney’s dissembling about the size of the tax cut he’d give to the rich, to his evasions about the overhaul he and Paul Ryan planned for the safety net, to the obscuring of the massive upward redistribution of wealth represented by the Ryan agenda — the GOP’s central governing blueprint for nation’s fiscal and economic future.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...

And so..........

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809519 Nov 21, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Payback is hell.
Look up the Oslo Accords. Israel has bent over backwards trying to accommodate this rag-tag group of misplaced militants that even their own people don't want to absorb into Muslim countries.
Hamas began firing rockets into Israel almost immediately. Iran is behind Hamas you know. At least I assume you know.
You are just dying to go to war with Iran.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809520 Nov 21, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
Why so consumed with Romney? Didn't you hear.....he lost?
I assume it makes sense really....hell libs are still blaming Bush for everything....now they have Romney too, gee Obama won't have to take responsibility for anything now, unless of course it makes him look good!
actually, i was just diggin' the part about....

No sooner did Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revive the Moocher Myth than his critics jumped in with evidence to challenge it.

The Moocher Myth is this: People who vote Republican are successful, responsible strivers who pay taxes and keep the U.S. government afloat, while people who vote for Democrats are irresponsible moochers living off government programs. In Romney’s phrase, they are the 47 percent “who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims.” Reporter Mike Barnicle was criticized for saying something similar after the 2000 presidential election, claiming that the blue states on the map that voted for Al Gore were the “sense of entitlement” states.

But research then and now has pointed out that the states that got the most per capita in federal dollars were more likely to vote for Republicans.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-19/blam...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#809521 Nov 21, 2012
I wonder how Karl Rove is doing.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

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#809523 Nov 21, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to mention that it's probably viagra that's causing all these 65+ year old guys to start shooting at people. Bunch of old coots wandering around with a boner that no one wants!!
Remember this gem of a gent?
At some point you have to wonder whether some of these Republicans have never had the misfortune of seeing a loved one suffer the medical and financial horror of dealing with many forms of cancer. Or, of course, there is a possibility they have a heart about 10 sizes too small, or perhaps they are pod people. I don’t know, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would qualify as an example (Think Progress):
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told ThinkProgress that there “shouldn’t” be a law requiring businesses to cover employees who have cancer because that would “create an obligation” for others.“When you create a right for somebody,” Johnson said,“you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right.”
KEYES: I know Richard Murdock had said even though businesses should give people, for instance, with cancer, health coverage, they shouldn’t be legally required by the federal government.
JOHNSON: They shouldn’t. Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.
http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/07...
With great privilege, comes great responsibility. We are privileged to live in a country where rights (both human and civil) are recognized. And when we assume our rights negate those of others, rather than accepting personal responsibility for our own choices, the result will be laws which obligate us to assume that responsibility or face state-imposed, in addition to natural, consequences. Freedom in the US is expensive, and safety is ephemeral.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#809524 Nov 21, 2012
If there were Rockets being fired into New York Bloomberg would hold an emergency meeting outlawing any Rocket over 32Inches as unlawful is about as meaningless as Obama saying “Israel Has the Right To Defend Itself”

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809525 Nov 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>You are just dying to go to war with Iran.
She wants my son to die in war with Iran.'She' will never go to war anywhere.

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