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Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002978 Oct 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
that timeline doesn't stop at 2008.
What are you talking about?
People are wanting the release of the court decision to allow NSA to spy on US citizens. The judge who wrote even states it should be made public.
You are trying to be partisan for the sake of being such.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002979 Oct 13, 2013
Lakeesha Bocateesha wrote:
<quoted text> ol' lily she need to drag that big ol' drunken carcass to bed already
She says she is already on the floor. Maybe hubby could throw a blanket over her and shut off the lights.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1002980 Oct 13, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Lookie another two faced lying bagger pretending to care about women's right...Toooo funny.What a bunch of desperate lying hypocrites.
Tell me, Dickweed, did you vote for the guy that had his genitalia sucked and ejaculated in the face of a 20-year-old EMPLOYEE?

How about your presidential candidate in 2000 that assaulted a massage therapist in a Portland hotel room and behaved like a "sex poodle"?

One more, Dickweed: did you vote for a vice presidential candidate that pimped his wife's terminal cancer for sympathy votes while he was dicking a woman on the side?

Tell us all about how you lefties are oh-so-caring about women.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1002981 Oct 13, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Yore ignorance and hatred of those great leaders show your ignorance again!
They protected you from Muslims while Obama protects Muslim's rights to kill idiots like you!
What BS, Saddam was more advantage to the US than being taken out. Sure he was ruthless but a lot less ppl died under his regime than the democratic one that is in power now. Why because they are tribal and religious differences run deep. So they blow each other every other day. In Saddam's time, if anything like that happened the so called suicide bomber or those responsible would lose their whole family tree. So no one dared sneeze while he was around, plus he made Iran nervous and that would have been to the US advantage.
Now 100's die every week, but at least they are free to die while shopping at the markets or just going to pray! Being set free is a wonderful thing, just ask them.

The correct way to go after these bad guys is exactly what Obama's doing now, with specialised operations and drone programs. Yes you may not like it because it is a huge success over Bush BS mass invasion and a lot more effective. He has taken out all the hierarchy of Al Queda and less experience ppl to follow. As for protection from Muslims, I think i need more protection from the religious right they are the real war mongers.
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1002982 Oct 13, 2013
Yeah, they let me out of jail I told them cops everything! Don't worry though I did not mention that shipment of buds Ten Kilos that we got stashed in the Marina in Waikiki! Did you get that bong from Herb? Holla at ya.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1002983 Oct 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
Shutdown is solely in the lap of Republicans.
"Late on the night of Sept. 30, with the federal government just hours away from shutting down, House Republicans quietly made a small change to the House rules that blocked a potential avenue for ending the shutdown."
The House and Senate were at an impasse on the night of Sept. 30.
With less than two hours to midnight and shutdown, Speaker John Boehner's latest plan emerged. House Republicans would "insist" on their latest spending bill, including the anti-Obamacare provision, and request a conference with the Senate to resolve the two chambers' differences.
Under normal House rules, according to House Democrats, once that bill had been rejected again by the Senate, then any member of the House could have made a motion to vote on the Senate's bill. Such a motion would have been what is called "privileged" and entitled to a vote of the full House. At that point, Democrats say, they could have joined with moderate Republicans in approving the motion and then in passing the clean Senate bill, averting a shutdown.
But previously, House Republicans had made a small but hugely consequential move to block them from doing it.
Here's the rule in question:
"When the stage of disagreement has been reached on a bill or resolution with House or Senate amendments, a motion to dispose of any amendment shall be privileged."
In other words, if the House and Senate are gridlocked as they were on the eve of the shutdown, any motion from any member to end that gridlock should be allowed to proceed. Like, for example, a motion to vote on the Senate bill. That's how House Democrats read it.
But the House Rules Committee voted the night of Sept. 30 to change that rule for this specific bill. They added language dictating that any motion "may be offered only by the majority Leader or his designee."
So unless House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) wanted the Senate spending bill to come to the floor, it wasn't going to happen. And it didn't.
"I've never seen this rule used. I'm not even sure they were certain we would have found it," a House Democratic aide told TPM. "This was an overabundance of caution on their part.'We've got to find every single crack in the dam that water can get through and plug it.'"
Congressional historians agreed that it was highly unusual for the House to reserve such power solely for the leadership.
"I've never heard of anything like that before," Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, told TPM.
"It is absolutely true that House rules tend to not have any explicit parliamentary rights guaranteed and narrowed to explicit party leaders," Sarah Binder, a congressional expert at the Brookings Institution, told TPM. "That's not typically how the rules are written."
Republican staff on the House Rules Committee did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But here's what House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) told Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) when she raised those concerns before the rule change was approved.
"What we're attempting to do is to actually get our people together rather than trying to make a decision," Sessions said. "We're trying to actually have a conference and the gentlewoman knows that there are rules related to privileged motions that could take place almost effective immediately, and we're trying to go to conference."
"You know that there could be a privileged motion at any time...," Sessions continued as Slaughter continued to press the issue.
"To call for the vote on the Senate resolution," Slaughter interjected. "I think you've taken that away."
"I said you were correct. We took it away," Sessions said, "and the reason why is because we want to go to conference."
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-house-gop...
This is what a coup looks like in a representative democracy. Read it and weep. The tea party knows what 'being a dick' means.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1002984 Oct 13, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>

Tell us all about how you lefties are oh-so-caring about women.
Two words for you ,dopey.'Newt Gingrich'.
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1002985 Oct 14, 2013
And so Whitey! we know that you are reading our post, and laugh at your vain cracker attempts to turn back the hands of time in your favor!

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1002987 Oct 14, 2013
When you're broke, stop spending. We've got to limit government's growing debt before we become like Greece or Japan.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002988 Oct 14, 2013
Stoneman wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me, Dickweed, did you vote for the guy that had his genitalia sucked and ejaculated in the face of a 20-year-old EMPLOYEE?
How about your presidential candidate in 2000 that assaulted a massage therapist in a Portland hotel room and behaved like a "sex poodle"?
One more, Dickweed: did you vote for a vice presidential candidate that pimped his wife's terminal cancer for sympathy votes while he was dicking a woman on the side?
Tell us all about how you lefties are oh-so-caring about women.
First off you are obviously way to stupid to even know the difference between politics and sexual deviates. I could set here and name Republicans all day long that are perverted lowlifes and have mistreated their wife along with other mens wife. Which party tries over and over again and again to tell women what they can and can't do with their bodies? Which party has always been against equal wages for doing the same job, which party tried to pass a vaginal probe bill. The list is long and ugly for your side and only a total moron [aka] baggers would even go there. Why do you think most women vote Democratic? But you are simply another clueless lock stepping bagger. that
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1002989 Oct 14, 2013
And your cracker boxer Pac man got a one way ticket to Palookaville!
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002990 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just hoping SS will still be around during my retirement before I kick the bucket.
You better start working on Plan B if you're still young enough.
According to the official Social Security website and the 2013 summary of annual reports:
"Neither Medicare nor Social Security can sustain projected long-run programs in full under currently scheduled financing, and legislative changes are necessary to avoid disruptive consequences for beneficiaries and taxpayers. If lawmakers take action sooner rather than later, more options and more time will be available to phase in changes so that the public has adequate time to prepare."
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/index.html
You have been pretty much dead from the neck up for years now, so you need not worry about SS. Why any [real] woman would ever be so blind as to vote for a Republican especially a bagger is to remove all doubt as to their sanity. I'm positive that you need not fear the vaginal probe your party wanted as no one could possible be that desperate for you or [Whatever] except old sleezy Eed who also has confessed that he likes little boys.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002991 Oct 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Hey dumbo: Hawaii ranks #1 among the 50 states in total welfare benefits.
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/t...
"Total" here being the most available money per person in government assistance value.

That's because the cost of living in Hawaii is the highest in the country you dumbass.

You people re dumber than sh*t.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002992 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just hoping SS will still be around during my retirement before I kick the bucket.
You better start working on Plan B if you're still young enough.
According to the official Social Security website and the 2013 summary of annual reports:
"Neither Medicare nor Social Security can sustain projected long-run programs in full under currently scheduled financing, and legislative changes are necessary to avoid disruptive consequences for beneficiaries and taxpayers. If lawmakers take action sooner rather than later, more options and more time will be available to phase in changes so that the public has adequate time to prepare."
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/index.html
Again, Carol, both programs currently do not add to the debt.

Both programs need to be adjusted periodically.

Republicans want to privatise SS & Medicare.

Democrats want to adjust the current system.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002993 Oct 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You either have a short memory or selective memory.
Democrats said Fannie & Freddie were doing just fine, remember?
Democrats took control of Congress in 2006 - two years before the housing bubble popped and the economy crashed - and still had control two years after.
No, the Democrats took control of Congress in Jan of 2007.

The recession started 4th quarter of 2007. Name the legislation the Democrats passed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created the recession.

Housing stated its decline on 2006.

When will you people own up to your party's failing & quit trying to blame Democrats?

Republicans took us from a balanced budget & a path towards surpluses.

Not Democrats.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002994 Oct 14, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"poop"
How many days in the military did the boy president nobama serve? You know the loser president who could find money to keep his golf courses open but no monies to allow families of our military hero's who died so they could welcome them home?
You are one sick sorry pile of manure.
Peace
KMA
Eed resorts to racial slurs yet again.

Democrats funded those military death benefits.

Republicans said they would fund them only if the ACA was defunded and delayed.

Golf couses are not funded through appropriations.

Eed is too stupid to know the closures were not due to availability of money. There were closed because funding was not appropriated. Something the President has no power over.
Nat Turner

Mabalacat, Philippines

#1002995 Oct 14, 2013
God Hates Me! every time someone laughs, thats God laughing at me through them!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1002997 Oct 14, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I could provide text to debunk everyone of your stupid claims..read the bill and you will recognize yourself as the "dumbass".
So, what prevented you from providing that text? could it be you haven't got a clue what's in that law and you're just mindlessly regurgitating the party line propaganda you were instructed to regurgitate?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1002998 Oct 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Neither program have not added to the debt.
You are friggin' out your mind!!!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002999 Oct 14, 2013
"We need more time!!!!!!!"

"we need more time"

Congress evidently sofa king stupid it does not know that the fiscal year ends September 30th & the new fiscal year starts October first.

No shit.

It happens every year.

Defund Congress.

Pass a law that starts ten weeks prior to the start of the new fiscal year & deducts 10% of their pay & benefits per week until a deal is reached.

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