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#852903 Feb 3, 2013
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It's clear there's two fundamental ideologies dominating this country, but the closer to Washington you get the less defined they become until the two merge into a single, all consuming Juggernaut. No matter who argues what, it always results in the bureaucracy getting bigger and our voices getting fainter. I won't say we're at a point of no return but it's looking more and more like there's only one way out.
This should be obvious but the voting public is deluded into thinking there's a recognizable difference between the two major parties.

What do you think is the "one way out"?

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#852904 Feb 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That's not Obama in the picture, if you look closely you'll recognize that its Skip Fundy, a Hollywood stuntman known for standing in for such luminaries as Dustin Hoffman and Lindsey Lohan.
sonicfilter believes everything he reads or see on the internet just because there's a picture or with a quote next to it. His mind is blind...

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#852905 Feb 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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That's not Obama in the picture, if you look closely you'll recognize that its Skip Fundy, a Hollywood stuntman known for standing in for such luminaries as Dustin Hoffman and Lindsey Lohan.
seems like we learn something new from the right wing conspiracy sites on a daily basis. though those chain-emails floriduh loves so much are highly 'informative'. and keeping Snopes in business.

think they'll ever figure out Obama won the election? or will they just keep 'vetting' him for 4 more years since it worked out so well the first time around.

if this thread is any indication, it's going to be a laugh fest.

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#852906 Feb 3, 2013
Funny how it works.

Eight years ago the leftists screamed about how the economy was lousy, worst since the Depression, and unemployment was briefly a whopping 6.3%.

Now, after four years of unemployment around 8% or worse, we're used to it. Nobody, especially the left, squawks.

Seven years ago the price of gasoline went over $4/gallon briefly and the leftists screamed about how Bush was profiteering. Princess Pelosi wanted to know the FACTS, dammit!

Now, after four years of gas prices above $3/gallon (and for a while over $5/gallon in some areas) we're used to it. No complaining. We'll just drive smaller cars.

Eight years ago Code Pink was creating a hysterical scene in front of the White House because THEY CARED SO DEEPLY about the war in Afghanistan.

We're still getting body bags from Afghanistan. Where's Code Pink?

Strip away all the fake "causes", and all leftists have the same simple, common purpose: THEY WANT FREE STUFF FROM THE GUBBERMINT. All the other stuff is nothing but a smoke screen to attack the Evil GOP, whom they regard as less likely to give them free stuff.

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sonicfilter

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#852907 Feb 3, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>I fear the day that technolgy will surpass your human interaction. The world then will have a new generation of blind idiots.
speaking of blind idiots....

The GOP’s Easily Avoidable Self-Inflicted Wounds on Foreign Policy

Republican Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns has reportedly announced his support for Hagel’s nomination, which makes it extremely unlikely that there are enough votes to filibuster even if there were an interest in doing so. Not only has the anti-Hagel campaign evidently failed, but it has also done lasting damage to the GOP in what was always very likely to be a vain effort to scuttle a major Cabinet nomination. The last time that the GOP found itself this isolated on the wrong side of a major national security vote was probably during the ratification debate over New START.

As in the New START debate, former and current national security officials were strongly and almost unanimously in favor of something that should have been easily approved, and most Republicans in the Senate opposed it anyway. As they were during the treaty ratification debate, Republican objections to Hagel have been spurious, made in bad faith, and driven by ideological preoccupations that reflect the views of a third of their own party at most. It appears that they have lost in both cases, and both efforts have ended up making them appear ridiculous. Anti-treaty Republicans made fools of themselves by fighting an arms control measure that was more modest than anything previous Republican presidents had embraced, and this week anti-Hagel Republicans have managed to embarrass themselves with their continued hostility to the idea of containment.

Since Bush and the GOP were repudiated at the polls in 2006, the party has had several opportunities to correct their disastrous foreign policy thinking, and it has failed to take advantage of a single one.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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WAXTURDS

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#852909 Feb 3, 2013
Well, just finished installing a redundant (post honeypot) alarm system under my bed to catch all my sockpuppets. Next step is to put a cheap camera/alarm out front to catch the sockpuppet who keeps stealing my name. Already did the cafeteria.
That dumb slimey sockpuppet has no clue I'm getting him next time. He's getting fingerprinted for sure next time. Can't wait until the next election when I can get myself arrested.
That will be fun. Justice.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#852910 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
John Kerry says that President Obama offered him the secretary of state job a week before Susan Rice publicly pulled out of the running for the job.
“He called me, actually a week before Susan got out of the thing,” Kerry tells the Boston Globe.“He called me and said,‘You’re my choice. I want you to do this.’ He asked me to keep it quiet. I did. I sat on it.”
At the time, Rice pulling out of the running for the top State Department job suggested that the position had simply fallen to Kerry, who had been in a neck-and-neck competition for the job. Now it seems that the White House allowed Susan Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, to publicly save face by publicly withdrawing from a job that was never going to be offered to her in the first place.
Rice had come under fire for misleading the American public about what really happened in the terror attack against Americans on September 11 in Benghazi, Libya.
Obama allowed the right whiners to self destruct on the Rice thing. Obama had never offered her the job.

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#852911 Feb 3, 2013
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Only because it is impossible to permit new coal fired plants in the US, even with the best technology. And if you read your article, you would know that most of China's plants lack air pollution controls, and that those that have controls often do not operate the controls (because they reduce net power output).
Looks to me that coal construction is at least in better shape than nuclear:

http://www.power-eng.com/coal/coal-new-projec...

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#852912 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
On the eve of the Super Bowl, does anybody think pro football (or college football) as we know it will still be here 10 years or so from now?
Thousands of lawsuits likely to result in changing to the NFFL (National Flag Football League).
No. American football will be gone in less than ten years.

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WAXTURDS

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#852913 Feb 3, 2013
After being exposed for the fraud I am I have decided to post using my real topix moniker,Waxturds. I hope everyone will leave me alone now. It has become way too confusing trying to keep up with all the socks I use on this thread. I will, however, still be judging the posts. It's all I've got left. My doctors think it is good therapy.

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#852914 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why go to Florida for senior citizen imitations when you can go to New York for the real thing?
There are lots of places that would make a good location for retirement, but South Florida is not on the list. The smell of decay, both vegetable and human, is pervasive.
I got to where I hated S. Florida but it was all about the humidity. The cultural diversity and even the old folks in a way were the only plusses to outweigh the lousy weather.

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#852915 Feb 3, 2013
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I recall a European country during WWII that was known for bragging about its talent for efficiency which also included efficient Gas Chambers, ovens and removal of cremation remains.
The Boy Messiah can't possibly fund Obamacare in any normal government way so efficiencies need to be increased dramatically.
Those citizens below, say, 60 years of age pay one helluva lot more in taxes than the spent nobodies draining away government resources and revenues. We've all heard about how unfair it is to coming generations that they be heavily taxed for SS benefits that they'll never live to see. It makes a young person angry that they should be forced to support those old bags. Let them die. I've got kids, a wife, a mortgage to take care of, they say. Obama's right. Let them die off. They've already had their chance. I haven't.
It's a New Age and the Boy Messiah loves you all.
...well...at least those of you that are still productive.
Yep, Obamacare is just like the Holocaust.

Another dumbass right whiner.

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sonicfilter

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#852916 Feb 3, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>sonicfilter believes everything he reads or see on the internet just because there's a picture or with a quote next to it. His mind is blind...
sorry. no one sends me right wing chain-emails so i must rely on fact checking sites and The American Conservative.

funny how those real conservatives are getting fed up with you fake Tea Party fools.

....Conservatives, frankly, have become purveyors of outrage instead of preachers for a cause. Instead of showing how increasing government harms people, how free markets help people, and how conservative policies benefit all Americans, we scream “Benghazi” and “Fast & Furious.”

We’re off key and off message. We’ve become professional victims dialed up to 10 on the outrage meter. Who the hell wants to listen to conservatives whining and moaning all the time about the outrage du jour? Seriously? Mitt Romney ran a campaign on just how bad things are, but he was rejected by a majority of Americans who felt like he really did not care about them and really had no plans to improve their lives.

Bitching about Benghazi doesn’t do that either.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/20/the-loyal-...

Erick just moved to FOX. that should be interesting.

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Since: May 11

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#852917 Feb 3, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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By this panel's refusal to fairly compensate Medicare doctors, the market will dry up and finding a Medicare Doctor will become impossible for many older Americans. This is "cost savings" for the system. I have personally spoken with physicians who say just what I wrote above.
The expression "Death Panel" may be seen as hyperbole and pooh-poohed by Liberal snakes but the effect will be the same.
Liberal/Socialist Rule: NEVER call things what they are but find some harmless sounding replacement for it.
"Efficiency Panel" sounds a lot better than "Death Panel" for elder care.
There is no reduction to doctors in the ACA.

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#852918 Feb 3, 2013
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Unlike you, Galt tends to accept posters for what they appear to be, and not to assume that they are sockpuppets for others.
Shakalaka reflects the intellectual level of the typical juvenile female Obamabot.
Notable exceptions are Demos/Tenzing/Nucular, Yepperz/Jean, Realtime/GOPidiots, Ghost/Debil, and the numerous variations of the Chicago scumbag primarily known as Dem.
Note: All the "Waxturd" stuff is boring and easily skipped, as are all posts about the judging icons.
If you're still lumping me in with Nuculer then you're not taking either of our posts at face value.

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#852920 Feb 3, 2013
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"Death panel" is, perhaps, a hyperbole.
The truth is there will be government-appointed persons who will advise physicians in determining quality of life over cost ratio for treatments and procedures.
You can see the connection. The government will be the main health care insurer at the taxpayers' expense, and they will want to keep costs down.
There is no government option, dumbasss.

The panel provides the best options only to treat certain conditions. It does not make any decisions.

Decisions are made by the doctors & patients.

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sonicfilter

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#852922 Feb 3, 2013
History 101 wrote:
If a Republican were in the White House, we'd be hearing about the ineptness of Benghazi 24/7.
If a Republican were in the White House, we'd be hearing about the ongoing suffering of Sandy victims 24/7.
If a Republican were in the White House, we'd be hearing about the coverup of Fast and Furious 24/7.
If a Republican were in the White House, we'd be hearing about fighter planes given to Egyptian President Morsi and the growing unrest there 24/7.
If a Republican were in the White House, we'd be hearing about the advanced use of drones and the continuing war in Afghanistan and Pakistan 24/7.
If Republicans in Congress had not passed a budget in 3 years, we'd be hearing about 24/7.
If Menendez were a Republican, we'd be hearing every detail and rumor surrounding this scandal 24/7.
I challenge anyone on here to prove the media has been covering these issues with as much ferver as we all know they would if a Republican were in the White House.
And then convince the rest of us why a silent media when it comes to the other party is not a dangerous situation.
the one about Menendez covers it all...

the right wing media has lied so much that in the eyes of the majority they're stuck in permanent 'cry wolf' mode.

not saying that's the way is should be, but that is the reality that FOX has to deal with. a realty they could ignore...if...Mitt had won the election on the back of FOX lies.

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#852923 Feb 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
American Sniper Chris Kyle was shot to death at a Texas gun range yesterday.
Was he the only unarmed guy at the range?

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#852924 Feb 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Weekend Flashback: Cruz Goes All McCarthy on Hagel
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/t...
pointless exercise. Hagel will be the next SOD. not even in doubt.
there is a small portion of the Senate that thinks it is above reproach. an arrogance that is usually totally unearned. on top of that fact they are once again on the wrong side of the majority.
can someone explain how anyone can think they can win when they are constantly in the minority? and how does that garner respect? beyond the Colbert Report.
I think it was the neocons sending a message that they were still in control of the party in the face of rising republican realism.

"By Gawd we're the Stupid Party and we mean to keep it that way!"

-Lindsey Graham

[paraphrased]

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#852925 Feb 3, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
"But other critics contend that this evidence doesn’t necessarily mean the IPCC models are wrong.“It’s important to keep in mind that there are natural short-term variations in global temperature that happen right alongside human-induced warming,” asserts Aaron Huertas, press secretary at the Union of Concerned Scientists.“For instance, it would have been impossible for the IPCC to predict if a volcanic eruption might temporarily cool the Earth, as the Mount Pinatubo eruption did in 1991.”

These were models. Not someone purposefully putting out wrong numbers.

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