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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982132 Sep 13, 2013
Colbert to Putin: F*ck you, we’ll bomb Syria with lesbian pilots flying the ‘Enola Gay’

“How dare! How dare!” he shouted.“How dare the New York Times print the propaganda of a homicidal KGB kleptocrat? I assume he’s filling in for Maureen Dowd this week while she’s on vacation with polonium poisoning.”

“Because news flash, New York Times, he murders journalists!” continued Colbert.“We don’t do that in America. We just let them starve to death in their dying industry.”

“No surprise, folks, that the Grey Lady’s got her legs spread for Vlad the Impaler, here,” he quipped.“They’ve got a long history of legitimizing iron-fisted tyrants. In the 80s, who could forget Qaddafi’s front page spread in the Style section,‘Hot for Spring: Muumuu Mania?’”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/13/colbert...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#982133 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep subsidizing corporations, Eman, it's what you right whiners do best.
You keep running from (thanks db) the poverty line issue. Why is that? Raise the minimum wage all you want, it won't get rid of people on food stamps, dumbass.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982134 Sep 13, 2013
Putin a hypocrite with blood on his hands

There he goes again -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, portraying himself as the world's champion of peace and democracy. And, of course, doing it at America's expense.

This time, Putin's PR machine managed to get him an op-ed in The New York Times, just in time for the start of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, over a plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The column is so filled with hypocrisy, inaccuracies and even veiled threats that it's hard to know where to begin.

Putin chastises the United States, which has stumbled badly in Syria, for considering an attack because a strike "will result in more innocent victims and escalation." It could, he warns, "unleash a new wave of terrorism." He forgets to mention that tens of thousands of innocent victims in Syria have already died at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad's forces, which are armed, supported and supplied by Moscow.

Here's just one recent arms order from a Syrian army general, listing 20,000 Kalashnikov rifles, 20 million rounds of ammunition, sniper rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers and more.

When it comes to massacres of civilians, it is the Russian (and Iranian)-armed Syrian government and its allies who have done most of the killing. Some of the rebels also have blood on their hands, clearly a reason for concern. But Putin's one-sided portrayal is false. A report by a U.N. commission released Wednesday showed eight massacres committed by al-Assad supporters and one by rebels over the last year and a half.

Putin has provided al-Assad with weapons, planeloads of cash and diplomatic cover to carry out his assaults against an uprising that started peacefully and was forced into violence by al-Assad's uncompromising response. And yet in his op-ed Putin cynically describes the Syrian war as conflict "fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/opinion/ghitis-...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#982135 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You STILL won't answer. What is your plan in response to the use of chemical weapons. Lily had the guts to post her ideas, why won't you?
Her plan is what you keep bitching about, dumbass, yet you ignore her (not that I blame you).

In a free country I get to choose what I talk about and your play ground bullying can't change that.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982136 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> You STILL won't answer. What is your plan in response to the use of chemical weapons. Lily had the guts to post her ideas, why won't you?
Stop the empty threats and stop arming Al Qaeda in Syria and Assad will surrender the chemical weapons.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982137 Sep 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You really are an idiot.
Don't ever call anyone an idiot again.

According to an MSNBC report:

According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Obama administration has launched 293 drone attacks in Pakistan alone, as compared to 52 strikes under the Bush administration. The bureau estimates that between 2,565 and 3,329 people have been killed, among whom 474 to 884 were civilians. However, distinguishing militants from civilians in the drone war is notoriously difficult. According to The New York Times' sources, the administration "in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants...unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."

"Living Under Drones," a book written by Sarah Knuckey, a professor in the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic, she and her co-authors interviewed 69 "experiential victims" (people whose lives had been directly affected by drone strikes). The people of that region "have a constant fear that they'll be hit, even though they know they're civilians."

"There's a pervasive fear for people every second of the day," she said. "It has a significant mental health impact for people living there."

http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/25...

Try and imagine hearing drones hovering over your house any time of the day or night. You can't because you're a liberal.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#982138 Sep 13, 2013
flack wrote:
Mayor Vincent Gray (D-District of Columbia) vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a "job killer" that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.
The bill put Washington at the center of a national debate on how far cities should go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers -- and whether larger companies should be required to pay more. Supporters -- including unions, clergy and other labor advocates -- said Wal-Mart could afford the higher wages, while opponents said the bill unfairly singled out certain businesses and would have a chilling effect on economic development.
Wal-Mart fought the legislation vigorously, pledging not to build three of the six stores it has planned for the nation's capital if the bill became law. But Gray, a Democrat, said the bill would have a much larger impact than many people realized.
"The bill is a job-killer, because nearly every large retailer now considering opening a store in the district has indicated they would not come here or expand here if this bill becomes law," Gray said, citing Target, Home Depot, Wegmans and others.
The D.C. Council approved the bill in July on an 8-5 vote, one short of a veto-proof majority. It will consider overriding the veto on Tuesday.
Councilmember Vincent Orange, a lead sponsor of the bill, said Wal-Mart's threats had prevented the mayor from standing up for the working poor.
Dumbass dave will ignore this. Its only a lie when a conservative says it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982139 Sep 13, 2013
flack wrote:
Mayor Vincent Gray (D-District of Columbia) vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a "job killer" that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.
The bill put Washington at the center of a national debate on how far cities should go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers -- and whether larger companies should be required to pay more. Supporters -- including unions, clergy and other labor advocates -- said Wal-Mart could afford the higher wages, while opponents said the bill unfairly singled out certain businesses and would have a chilling effect on economic development.
Wal-Mart fought the legislation vigorously, pledging not to build three of the six stores it has planned for the nation's capital if the bill became law. But Gray, a Democrat, said the bill would have a much larger impact than many people realized.
"The bill is a job-killer, because nearly every large retailer now considering opening a store in the district has indicated they would not come here or expand here if this bill becomes law," Gray said, citing Target, Home Depot, Wegmans and others.
The D.C. Council approved the bill in July on an 8-5 vote, one short of a veto-proof majority. It will consider overriding the veto on Tuesday.
Councilmember Vincent Orange, a lead sponsor of the bill, said Wal-Mart's threats had prevented the mayor from standing up for the working poor.
Let's see if the fools override the veto and cut their own throats.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#982140 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
What s disgusting is that you're too GD stupid to know that no Constitutional rights wold be surrendered & this treaty would have no effect on US gun ownership.
This is how GD stupid you people are.
"real dumb"
Doesn't it concern you that nearly 1/2 the US Senate agreed to follow a UN resolution that is a direct contradiction to US Constitution? You are right on one thing no constitutional rights would be suspended but the fact remains those senators who voted for the resolution showed their disdain for our constitution.
"real dumb" why do you not start a drive for a new amendment that would curtail firearm ownership. If you are successful you will be in hog heaven only the criminals and thugs would possess a firearm. You are one sick piece of manure.
Peace
KMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#982141 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?
And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.
http://www.theroot.com/views/why-don-t-we-tal...
yes, white people do kill each other.
False equivalence

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#982142 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Too funny!!!
Democrats & Reagan did what was best for this country. Today's Republicans in Congress only do what they think will help Republicans & hurt Democrats.
'OMG OMG we can allow Obama to be successful as President " Even though it means this country can't be successful.
Dumbass dave towing the liberal line as usua l.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982143 Sep 13, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
"Presidents are only as strong as their Congress."
LOL
It's called "checks and balances" to keep one branch of government from becoming too powerful.

I know you've been brainwashed, but this is elementary.

Clinton's Republican Congress, for example, made him look GOOOOD.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982144 Sep 13, 2013
Putin on Assad Face

The Russian president’s lecture about peace in Syria is all hypocrisy and lies.

How cute. A lecture on nonviolence from Syria’s chief arms supplier.

In July, the United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria reported a “shipment by the Russian Federation of S-300 missile batteries” to Assad. This week, the commission added that “pre-conflict arms deals between Moscow and Damascus continue to be honored.” Human Rights First notes that “Russian officials have said they will not halt arms sales to the Assad regime so long as such sales are not prohibited by the U.N. Security Council.” In a delightful Catch-22, HRF points out that Russia itself has blocked such attempts at prohibition within the council.

.....read the report from the Human Rights Watch monitor in Syria:

“We have tried again and again to convince Moscow to play a constructive role to resolve the Syrian crisis—to use its influence with al-Assad to stop the attacks on civilians; to work with the moderate parts of the opposition; to assist with aid delivery to thousands of displaced people in opposition-controlled areas; and to support international efforts to bring war criminals on both sides to justice.… Moscow consistently refused, for example, to support a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Syria.”

That’s the reality of Russia’s conduct. In Moscow, a state-controlled TV network suggested last night that for brokering peace in Syria, Putin deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. I’d nominate him for a different prize: an Oscar.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982145 Sep 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't ever call anyone an idiot again.
According to an MSNBC report:
According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Obama administration has launched 293 drone attacks in Pakistan alone, as compared to 52 strikes under the Bush administration. The bureau estimates that between 2,565 and 3,329 people have been killed, among whom 474 to 884 were civilians. However, distinguishing militants from civilians in the drone war is notoriously difficult. According to The New York Times' sources, the administration "in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants...unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."
"Living Under Drones," a book written by Sarah Knuckey, a professor in the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic, she and her co-authors interviewed 69 "experiential victims" (people whose lives had been directly affected by drone strikes). The people of that region "have a constant fear that they'll be hit, even though they know they're civilians."
"There's a pervasive fear for people every second of the day," she said. "It has a significant mental health impact for people living there."
http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/25...
Try and imagine hearing drones hovering over your house any time of the day or night. You can't because you're a liberal.
In defense of Obama’s drone war

By Charles Krauthammer

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-02-14...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982146 Sep 13, 2013
LCN, if Republicans had controlled both houses of Congress in 2009, Obamacare would be nothing more than a footnote in this administration's legacy.

But Democrats had the power in the Senate to push it down our throats with Obama's blessing.

See how it works now?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#982147 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't there a program for phones? Dumbass.
I can buy a computer. Television, DVR for under $30 at any auction or yard sale. I bought a working lap top a few years back for $5.00.
Refrigerators under $50.
"real dumb"
Most of us are not interested in how you stock your business "real dumbs junk palace".
Peace
KMA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#982148 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fed Up with Republicans, Senate Dems Say No Healthcare If You Used a Hooker
As part of Republicans “gotcha” moments in the healthcare debate, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) proposed an amendment to force Congress and their staff to buy health insurance through ObamaCare. To his surprise, Democrats welcomed it and it became the Grassley Amendment.
Recently, Republican Senator David Vitter (R-LA) of the hookers and diapers scandal (this is relevant) has been pushing an amendment in an unrelated bill that would keep the federal government from making payments for health insurance that members of Congress buy.
Democrats are responding by “playing the hooker card”, as Politico put it. According to draft legislation obtained by Politico, Senate Democrats are ready to hit Vitter where it hurts.“If Vitter continues to insist on a vote on his proposal, Democrats could counter with one of their own: Lawmakers will be denied those government contributions if there is “probable cause” they solicited prostitutes.”
....Democrats are signaling that they are done tolerating Republican ObamaCare obstruction. If Republicans want to continue refusing to do the people’s work and refusing to admit that ObamaCare is not only the law of the land but was upheld by a very conservative Supreme Court, then Democrats are going to fight back and it won’t be pretty.
See, today everyone will be talking about David Vitter and his diaper penchant and whether or not, especially in light of Weiner and Spitzer’s fate, he should even be in the Senate. And the Democrats haven’t even proposed this amendment yet. All they did was draft it.
Speak softly and carry a big stick indeed. Republicans, you might want to meet the new Democrats.
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/13/vitter...
The Congress is to use health exchanges per the original Obamacare bill.

Prior to going to break, Congress voted an exemption for themselves.

Try to keep up with current events.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982149 Sep 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
False equivalence
yes, something is false.

Deflecting the Dream: Right Wing Lies About Black America (and the Facts to Counter Them)

http://www.timwise.org/2013/08/deflecting-the...

can't change the facts FOXbot.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#982150 Sep 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
LCN, if Republicans had controlled both houses of Congress in 2009, Obamacare would be nothing more than a footnote in this administration's legacy.
But Democrats had the power in the Senate to push it down our throats with Obama's blessing.
See how it works now?
i see how it works.

Bush screwed you so now we have the law of the land called Obamacare.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#982151 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
you once again left out who was actually to blame.
US Sponsored Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012. Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children
In an address last Nov. 22 to The International Conference on War-affected Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Boyle tallied the death toll on Iraq by U.S.-U.K. actions as follows:
# The slaughter of 200,000 Iraqis by President Bush in his illegal 1991 Gulf War I.
# The deaths of 1.4 million Iraqis as a result of the illegal 2003 war of aggression ordered by President Bush Jr. and Prime Minister Blair.
# The deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis “as a direct result” of the genocidal sanctions.
Boyle’s class-action complaint demanded an end to all economic sanctions against Iraq; criminal proceedings for genocide against President George H.W. Bush; monetary compensation to the children of Iraq and their families for deaths, physical and mental injury; and for shipping massive humanitarian relief supplies to that country.
- See more at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-gen...
so during this time you were hiding on the reservation, smoking a peace pipe?

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