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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#874998 Mar 16, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You're finding this puke somewhere else and bringing it here as though it's gospel.
Whatever smokes your shorts but I'm going to waste time arguing with someone who doesn't even bother to read their own links.
You've been threatening a lot lately to not waste your time arguing with carol and here you are again!

:>

But lookee here: "... but I'm going to waste time arguing with someone who doesn't even bother to read their own links."

Confession is good for the soul. Even for black ones.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#874999 Mar 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Republicans have renewed hope now that the sequester is restraining spending growth without increasing taxes.
Republicans hope that the House continues to resist any attempt by Obama to increase taxes.
We also note that gun control legislation is dead in the water despite the Obama tearjerker campaign.
"...also note that gun control legislation is dead in the water despite the Obama tearjerker campaign."

and the complicit and complacent Liberal media."

If someone drops a bullet on the floor in WalMart, ABC News will have it on the evening news pronto and Katie Couric will devote a full week's worth to the dangers of bullet dropping on hard surfaces by right-wing wackos.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#875000 Mar 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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She said 'white official'. That's not a typo, it's a Freudian slip.
But you're too big a nitwit to figure that out.
Or, you understood her perfectly, and are providing her cover.
Are you drunk?? You'd have to be to spend your life on Topix, as do you. Or perhaps you're just really stupid..........
You wouldn't know the difference between a typo, Freudian Slip or a Paranoid Delusion. Racist Pigs are like that.

Typical news phrasing goes like this: "... a White House official reported today that...".

Drop the 'House' part and Racist Bovine Boobs like you will drop your lingerie and squirt Paranoid Delusion all over the place.

Thousands of sick black 'comedians' have played on the 'White House' term forever and here you are blowing snot again. Grow up.

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GOPIdiots

Pompano Beach, FL

#875001 Mar 16, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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"...also note that gun control legislation is dead in the water despite the Obama tearjerker campaign."
and the complicit and complacent Liberal media."
If someone drops a bullet on the floor in WalMart, ABC News will have it on the evening news pronto and Katie Couric will devote a full week's worth to the dangers of bullet dropping on hard surfaces by right-wing wackos.
You're really correct. Rightwing wackos are so commonplace, there's no need to put them on the news anymore.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#875002 Mar 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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How is your stupidity in any way relevant to this topic, you weirdo anomaly??
It's good that your undies have a flap to accommodate your protruding nose.

Otherwise, we might think you are well endowed:}

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#875003 Mar 16, 2013
carol wrote:
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Oh for heaven's sake, RealTime. Can I call you a "genteel southern" too since you also live in Florida and imply this equates you with southern plantation owners?
Get a grip. For cryin' out loud.
Oh, these blowhards have such feigned, effete sensitivities, don't they?

snicker, snicker:>

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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#875004 Mar 16, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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Throw all the feces you can Chimp...won't change the fact that the GOP can't win a national election.
I don't bother throwing feces because you keep opening your mouth to catch it.

So what's the use?

Did someone hear tell you to go eat sh*T?

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#875005 Mar 16, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
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Sounds like the first group are budding young Republicans.
Children are nonpartisan.

You are the exception, though.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#875006 Mar 16, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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You're really correct. Rightwing wackos are so commonplace, there's no need to put them on the news anymore.
The only place that rightwing wackos are commonplace is inside of your racist mind.

They sit alongside all of the other delusional creatures that roam unhindered through the abandoned house sitting atop your shoulders.

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ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#875007 Mar 16, 2013
hobama is a global warlord bankster

cc iran/wwiii/africom/ndaa/etc

shame!!!

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Forum

Hobbs, NM

#875008 Mar 17, 2013
Peppy wrote:
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More embarrassing than Joe Buffoon Biden, I think not.
I got those tickets to see Hairspray you asked for. This is fourth time you have seen that musical, what's up?
Is it "Grease" or is it "Hair"???

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#875010 Mar 17, 2013
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Touche. But isn't it refreshing that republicans with mouthpieces actually criticize their own party when there's reason to disagree rather than defend them or demonize the opposition in the process like another party we know?
If Obama were meeting with progressive talking heads in private to re-energize them for being too critical of his policies rather than giving them more ammunition than they already have, it wouldn't be so disturbing.
Obama’s drone war and the conservative media

Why the right can't celebrate the "liberal media's" attack on the president's foreign policy

....In 10 minutes I could make a list of a dozen fairly prominent media outlets, including old and new media, ranging from old-fashioned “objective” to left-wing, that have been highly, sometimes brutally critical of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism activities. A Tuesday New York Times piece on John Brennan began with the horrible tale of an anti-al-Qaida cleric dying in an American drone strike. But conservatives don’t actually read the New York Times, so many of them probably missed the story. The DOJ white paper that sparked much of this current debate was released by NBC News, an organization conservatives consider an arm of the Obama White House.

But this isn’t the sort of critical coverage conservatives want. When the New York Times revealed the existence of a drone base in Saudi Arabia — a base whose existence the Washington Post was aware of but kept secret — conservative columnist Marc Thiessen responded by attacking the administration for allowing the press to learn about the base. Thiessen writes for the Washington Post, even though he doesn’t seem to support the mission of journalism, at all.

....Some of the most prominent and respected conservative thinkers in the country have no problem at all with a president they hate granting himself the power to decide, based on secret evidence, which Americans to blow up with missiles that frequently also blow up other, unrelated people. Charles Krauthammer compared targeted killing to the death of Americans at Antietam. National Review editor Rich Lowry said he is perfectly fine with the white paper and its shaky argument. Lowry writes that “the left … has blithely accepted the Obama administration’s extrajudicial assassination policy,” suggesting that Lowry doesn’t actually pay any attention at all to “the left.”

There was broad bipartisan agreement on the FISA Amendments Act renewal. John Brennan will get confirmed. The actual OLC memos laying out the legal argument for targeted killing will remain sealed and secret. The right hasn’t and won’t object to any of this.(Modern American conservatives seem to believe that the government can’t be trusted to do anything competently or efficiently besides decide who lives and who dies.) Instead of making the case against the administration based on those reality-based controversies, conservatives fixate on insane bullshit, like the idea that the administration purposely allowed the Benghazi attacks to happen and then refused to call them terrorism. Then they complain that their conspiratorial nothing-scandals don’t get enough pickup in the mainstream press.

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/07/obamas_drone_...

and tell us...how do you know what was said in that meeting? more 'O'Reilly 'journalism'?

don't you ever get tired of being played by the right wing media?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#875011 Mar 17, 2013
The conservative movement is still an elaborate moneymaking venture

The story of FreedomWorks' big Glenn Beck payout encapsulates the right-wing media

The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture. As Rick Perlstein explained in the Baffler, some of the largest conservative media organs are essentially massive email lists of suckers rented to snake oil salesmen. The con isn’t limited to a couple of newsletters and websites: The most prominent conservative organizations in the nation are primarily dedicated to separating conservatives from their money.

FreedomWorks, which is funded primarily by very rich people, solicits donations from non-rich conservative people. More than 80,000 people donated money to FreedomWorks in 2012, and it seems likely that only a small minority of those people were hedge fund millionaires. And what are people who donate to this grass-roots conservative organization funded mostly by a few very rich people getting for their hard-earned money? In addition to paying Dick Armey $400,000 a year for 20 years to stay away, FreedomWorks also apparently spent more than a million dollars paying Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh to say nice things about FreedomWorks, in order to convince listeners to send FreedomWorks money that FreedomWorks would then give to Limbaugh and Beck. It’s a pretty simple con. Beck, meanwhile, also has a subscriber-based media operation, in which people pay his company money for access to programs where Beck expresses opinions that he was paid to hold. He also spent years telling everyone to buy gold from a company that pays him and defrauds consumers.

As Armey admitted to Media Matters, FreedomWorks at this point essentially raises money for the sake of raising money. It exists to bilk “activists.” Armey at least has the courtesy to be embarrassed by this:

“If Limbaugh and Beck, if we were using those resources to recruit activists and inform activists and to encourage and enthuse activists, that’s one thing,” Armey explained.“If we are using these things to raise money; one, it’s a damned expensive way to raise money; and two, it makes raising money an end on to itself not an instrumental activity to support the foundation work that our organization does.”

Armey also said the relationship with Beck expanded to include rallies that were co-sponsored by Beck and FreedomWorks, and included appearances by FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe.

Armey said he objected to these events, dubbed FreePACs, because they often charged admission to FreedomWorks activists.

A review of promotional information for the events found $20 was a standard donation requested at some of the locations, while a Dallas, TX., FreePAC last summer charged prices as high as $971.

But Armey is basically alone. No major right-wing media figures ever speak out against the widespread practice of constantly bilking credulous old people. Newsmax, a company whose email list is regularly given over to blatant get-rich-quick scheme hucksters, publishes basically every major and minor conservative columnist (and Lanny Davis). Newsmax pays to syndicate their columns, and their stature lends the site credibility. None of them ever complain. No one on the right criticizes the Newsmax business model. It seems to be semi-common knowledge that major conservative media figures sell their endorsements. No one says it’s deceptive. No one says Dick Morris should stop marketing his various ventures on Fox, all the time.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/07/the_conservat...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#875012 Mar 17, 2013
This complete contempt for the audience is unique to the right-wing press — if the Huffington Post made its money selling snake oil, liberals would complain. The recent trickle of complaints about the major nonprofit money-making groups, like FreedomWorks and CrossroadsUSA, has come solely because those groups failed to win the election. If Romney, or even a couple of Senate candidates, had won, no one would mind that the two groups enriched their boards of directors on the backs of tens of thousands of small donors. Right-wing reaction to Armey’s admission to Media Matters has thus far been outrage … that Armey talked to Media Matters.

The problem this presents for the movement, beyond the threat of eventually bankrupting the people who give it power, is that the business of money-making, for consultants and media personalities and Herman Cains, is at this point getting in the way of the business of advancing conservative causes. The groups exert massive influence, and they only ever push the Republican Party to get more extreme. Apocalyptic hysteria is much more effective at getting people to open their wallets than reasonable commentary. There are a lot of people whose livelihoods depend on keeping lots of conservatives terrified and ill-informed. The groups that exist to raise funds raise more funds when they endorse the crazier candidate.

So even if you don’t particularly care that regular conservative Americans are constantly being scammed by their media apparatus, you should still worry about the influence of the scammers. The fact that there is a lot of money to be made in acting like Michele Bachmann is part of why the House seems poised to blow up the U.S. economy. The fact that conservatives have that much contempt for their own true believers neatly explains how they govern when they actually have power.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/07/the_conservat...

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PDUPONT

Greenfield, MA

#875013 Mar 17, 2013
carol wrote:
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Then there's the 1.5 million awarded to a Boston hospital to study obese lesbians - and the half million to watch a poor shrimp running on a treadmill - or the 27 million for Moroccan pottery classes - or the 10 million to train Asian call center workers...
The list is goes on and on...
But let's cut our military to the bone instead.
Okay Carol let's take these things one at a time.
The purpose of the Boston study was to try and find out why as a group lesbians are more prone to obesity than other groups. Robert Bock of the NIH stated;
"The study on obesity and sexual orientation aims to understand why specific populations are disproportionately affected by obesity and how best to inform prevention and treatment strategies aimed at these populations."
They weren't just studying lesbians for giggles and kicks nitwit.
Your shrimp on a treadmill example also shows how shallow your thought processes are. They weren't just watching shrimp on a treadmill for laughs twit, it was a study done by biologist Lou Burnett of the College of Charleston in South Carolina that studied environmental impacts on many economically important species of seafood. The treadmill study was a small part of the overall research and studied how the shrimp reacted to changes in its environment.
Pottery classes are only a small part of the Moroccan economic grant as is the call center portion of the grant in the Philippines teaching English to students primarily for health care and tourism fields.
All of these programs pale in cost to Medicare part D voted for by both John Boehner and budget genius Paul Ryan which cost taxpayers $32 billion in 2010 and is expected to rise to $150 billion by 2019. Let's not forget the costs of treating our veterans from two wars which are estimated to rise to $8.4 billion by 2020.

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Waxman

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#875014 Mar 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Okay Carol let's take these things one at a time.
The purpose of the Boston study was to try and find out why as a group lesbians are more prone to obesity than other groups. Robert Bock of the NIH stated;
"The study on obesity and sexual orientation aims to understand why specific populations are disproportionately affected by obesity and how best to inform prevention and treatment strategies aimed at these populations."
They weren't just studying lesbians for giggles and kicks nitwit.
Your shrimp on a treadmill example also shows how shallow your thought processes are. They weren't just watching shrimp on a treadmill for laughs twit, it was a study done by biologist Lou Burnett of the College of Charleston in South Carolina that studied environmental impacts on many economically important species of seafood. The treadmill study was a small part of the overall research and studied how the shrimp reacted to changes in its environment.
Pottery classes are only a small part of the Moroccan economic grant as is the call center portion of the grant in the Philippines teaching English to students primarily for health care and tourism fields.
All of these programs pale in cost to Medicare part D voted for by both John Boehner and budget genius Paul Ryan which cost taxpayers $32 billion in 2010 and is expected to rise to $150 billion by 2019. Let's not forget the costs of treating our veterans from two wars which are estimated to rise to $8.4 billion by 2020.
So childish.

You need to throw in "They weren't just studying lesbians for giggles and kicks nitwit." was so liberal. Carol never said it was.

Hey! Let me give you and the idiots that dreamed up this study a hint. It's because they aren't active enough and eat too much!!!!

How dumb can the left be?

haha! Your shrimp story if too funny.

Where does it end you and the Socialist Party (aka: Democrats)?

The debt just keeps on piling up and you/they just cannot seem to display a single ounce of spending restraint. Simply irresponsible.

You must admit, Obama closes White House Tours and the promptly hands out $250 million to Egypt is insane.

Obama is so political. The nimrod doesn't care an ounce about our budgets, financial condition or the debt our kids and grandkids will have due to him. The man cannot compromise.

back off on Carol - she makes more sense blind Obamabots like you do.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#875015 Mar 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Page not found.
Didn't you bother to check babe?
How are you liking the the star of the show Sarah Palin?
I, personally, thought she gave a very funny thought provoking speech.

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PDUPONT

Greenfield, MA

#875017 Mar 17, 2013
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God bless O'Reilly for expressing his righteous anger after a major newspaper in Colorado smeared him rather than criticized his own governor for refusing to protect children in Colorado and not passing Jessica's Law but pushing legislation for gay marriage and legalizing marijuana instead.
Colorado is 1 of 4 states who have not passed this law to protect children from perverts.
Maybe you should express some righteous anger over children being repeatedly raped in Colorado and given 2 year prison terms.
Well Carol the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Colorado Office of the Public Defender all agree Jessica's Law isn't necessary. Colorado law has a life sentence for sexual assault against a child and Jessica's Law only mandates a 25 year sentence.
O'Reilly is a blowhard and a bully who has a meltdown whenever someone doesn't cower before him. O'Reilly was using this issue to attack the Colorado House Speakers sexual orientation.
Why shouldn't all of Colorado's citizens have equal rights under the law?
Marijuana laws are a ridiculous waste of law enforcement resources.

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#875020 Mar 17, 2013
carol wrote:
Oh, sorry, I'm back. I just want to clarify that my daughter lost her job in a VERY prominent University, where she was in charge of Emerging Cosmological Theories, but, sadly, as I say fell victim to jealousy.
So, now she's at 7-11, and after only a few days, her talents have been noticed, and she's on track to be AM, as I already told you. For example, it was her idea to put the pastries and cake up front, prominently, AND offer one of those BIG GULPS that the wonderful Sara Palin was seen drinking yesterday during one of her inspirational speeches -- at half price with 2 pastries or cakes of any kind. The offer went over big and is selling like hot cakes! I'm so proud.
Well, just wanted to clarify that so I wont' be attacked by these rabid dogs on here who will jump on any lapse of mine like stink on stink, but will let their own kind get away with murder. Just like Obama and the media, come to think of it.
Meh.

Just you again lily?

Looks like nobody is here.

later.

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Lorac

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#875023 Mar 17, 2013
Yup, looks like the only ones here are me and my sockpuppet friend "Waxturds" and the "Waxman Topix Warriors"!!

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