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It'll only take 12 years!
How 14 year old of you!
"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.
Since: Apr 13
..a basket of deplorables
#117665 Aug 20, 2013
hey, watch it
#117666 Aug 20, 2013
You ask childish questions, that's all...!!
#117668 Aug 20, 2013
Even their elected repukes are high fiving each other. Like the idiot in Texas inviting him to come to their fair. I am glad I never had to travel to TEXAS, sounds like a vile run state full of idiots...PERRY the biggest one now, Bush before him.
Totally disrespectful to all real PATRIOTIC Americans to teach your children hate and disrespect for any President. Must just be their racist hearts shining through for the current one. They should be ashamed.
Worth a repeat.
Second, as Politico honchos Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen explain,The party is hurting itself even more with the very voters they need to start winning back: Hispanics, blacks, gays, women and swing voters of all stripes. Thats partially a consequence of their agenda-less-ness, and partially a consequence of its members propensity to say things and advocate ideas that further alienate women and minorities.
These poor people were fed one tidbit of information and they dont even know that they are making fools of themselves by repeating it, as repeating it admits that its wrong to be wearing the metaphorical white hood and reveals that said conservative has no idea that many of those same people left the Democratic Party over the issue of Civil Rights and joined the modern day White Hood party; aka the Republican Party. This is not a matter of opinion or rhetoric. Its history.
This brings us back to my original point, because the KKK still exists, and it aligns with the Republican party issues-wise, even if its membership is somewhat pathetic compared to its glory days. Well, it seems the two organizations have that in common as well. To put this in terms and using logic Republicans can understand, you cant spell KKK without the letters G-O-P.
Just to remind them...
#117669 Aug 20, 2013
Everytime someone on here mentions 12 13 or 14 year old you reply back to the post immediately
#117670 Aug 20, 2013
Good evening Calvin, Welcome back to the republiCON asylum. hahaha
sshhhh, the batshit )8~D> crazy loon is sleeping it off. Power nip/nap. That bat was flying wildly in here all by herself up until the wee hours..hahahaha
Sep 3, Jon Stewart returns....lol
Hope you had a great day at school.
#117672 Aug 20, 2013
A Look at the Irrational Fear Many Have When it Comes to Drones(GRANDrand)
Drones are flying over your head right now. Watching. Recording. And they will kill you if they feel like it! Be afraid! When I talk to individuals who are adamant opponents against drones, this is essentially the kind of vibe I get from them.
And it makes absolutely no sense. I just dont get it. Why are people so terrified of drones?
Is it the word? I guess predator or reaper arent the most cuddly of words to put in front of drone. Sometimes I feel as if when people hear the word drone they think of some autonomous robot flying over our heads with the ability to kill people indiscriminately.
Which is absolutely absurd.
They seem completely blind or ignorant to the fact that drones are controlled by humans. A drone doesnt fly without someone behind the controls. A drone doesnt fire any kind of weapon without a human controlling that function.
Drones are no different than any gun, tank or plane our military (or law enforcement agency) has used or currently uses. A drone without a human in control is just as useless as an F-22. If theres no one there to fly either machine, theyll both sit idle on a runway. The only difference being that when an F-22 does take off, a human is sitting in the cockpit. When a drone takes off, the pilot doesnt go with the plane. But make no mistake, there is still a pilot controlling it.
Which is something else that I find completely ironic. Many of the most vocal anti-drone people are often some of the most vocal anti-war people. Its those who believe, and with justification in many instances, that our troops are needlessly put in harms way. Its the same people who often talk about the thousands whove died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Well, dont drones reduce the amount of instances we put living, breathing troops in harms way? If we didnt have drones, wouldnt we be using live pilots in planes like the F-22 or F-18?
And while I know these people would prefer our troops werent deployed at war, the fact is they are at war. And these people can harp on against war all they want, the fact of the matter is war is going to happen. And personally, when it happens, Id prefer drones be used as much as possible with our troops sitting miles away in safety as opposed to being put directly in harms way.
But thats just me. Im a realist. I might not like war (though I dont oppose all wars) but if theyre going to be fought Id prefer putting our troops in the least amount of danger.
Which goes the same for our law enforcement. I dont drive to work without seeing police officers driving around patrolling. I know cops who put their lives on the line every day and night. If they can use a drone to help aid in their law enforcement methods, such as a manhunt for someone wanted for murder whos a threat to kill again, I have no problem with it. If our brave men and women who don the shield of law enforcement to protect our cities and towns can utilize drones to better do their jobs, while reducing the risk to their livesI say let them use drones.
You know why? Because the drones are still controlled by humans!
And while these anti-drone people often freak out about the possibility of a drone flying over their home spying on them, theyre also the same people who frequently use Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps or any other number of mapping sites.
#117673 Aug 20, 2013
Sites where you can go to their satellite view and zoom down on almost any place on earth within a couple of hundred feet and see into anyones backyard. Granted, these arent live images, but the fact remains this is technology we know is there. Yet now we want to act terrified of it and outraged at the thought of it being used?
I just dont get it. Why wouldnt someone support drones as opposed to putting actual human lives at risk? Now, if drones suddenly became some form of artificial intelligent mechanism where humans were eliminated from the decision making process, then Id have a real problem with their use.
But for now, I just view them as another tool being used by our military and law enforcement officials to carry out tasks that otherwise might put the lives of our brave men and women in harms way.
Because at the end of the day whether its a drone, tank, fighter jet, helicopter, warshiptheyre all still controlled by human beings. And when it comes to the lives of those brave men and women who protect us, Id prefer if theyre going to be risking their lives, they be as safe as possible while doing it.
And if using a drone can provide a safer tool for these individuals to put themselves at less riskI have absolutely no problem with it.
#117674 Aug 20, 2013
GOPs secret fear: House majority is in trouble
Top Republicans are increasingly concerned that their unpopularity and incompetence could soon cost them the House
Their problems are threefold and intertwined. First, the GOP has become effectively agenda-less, advocating policies that lack popular support, and that they quite possibly couldnt execute even if they controlled the government entirely.
Second, as Politico honchos Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen explain,The party is hurting itself even more with the very voters they need to start winning back: Hispanics, blacks, gays, women and swing voters of all stripes. Thats partially a consequence of their agenda-less-ness, and partially a consequence of its members propensity to say things and advocate ideas that further alienate women and minorities
Third, a combination of chance and poor decisions will turn the coming midterm into a referendum on issues custom tailored to energize Democratic demographics that tend to sit out midterms.
The first two problems require little explanation. Republicans continue to advocate an agenda of tax cuts for wealthy people, spending cuts for poor people, lax business regulation and religious social conservatism. Theyve used their control of the House to advance legislation affirming that agenda, though are at times too fractured to pass those bills. Theyre more interested in breaking Obamacare than with advancing their own ideas but lack the ability to repeal or defund it. Their limited power means they cant hope to accomplish any of their far-fetched goals without resorting to dangerous procedural brinkmanship. Thats created a tense political climate where their most extreme members feel comfortable saying and doing things that further isolate the party.
And thats where problem three comes into play. Republican leaders were reflective enough after the election to commit to passing real immigration reform, but seem too disorganized to follow through, proving to the Latino voters they hoped to woo that elements of the party are truly hostile to their concerns. The Senates immigration bill could become law, if not for the House GOP and the House GOP alone. Separately, a recent Supreme Court decision invalidating the Voting Rights Acts pre-clearance standards has thrown the question of how to protect minority enfranchisement to Congress, and House Republicans seem to think the answer is:dont.
Later this year, Congress will contend with sequestration and equal pay for women, both of which present Republicans a choice of alienating their own base or riling their political enemies.
Unlike 2010, individual segments of the Democratic coalition will have their own unique reasons for showing up at the polls, and if they do, Republicans risk losing the one branch of government they control.
Since: Dec 11
#117675 Aug 20, 2013
#117676 Aug 20, 2013
Thats the theory. Its why Republicans are suddenly concerned. Its the theme of this column by Free Beacons Matthew Continetti titled Be Afraid.
The good news for Republicans is that scholarship doesnt back the theory that voters even single-issue voters turn out in greater-than-expected numbers when their issues are central to the election. It could happen. Anything could happen.
But George Washington University political scientist John Sides emails:
I think people overestimate how much elections depend on who votes as opposed to changes in how they voted. Imagine how we got from a Democratic wave in the 2006 midterms to a GOP wave in the 2010 midterms. The turnout demographics dont look that different. It was more that enough voters changes their minds
I dont think that many voters are motivated to vote (or not) based on the specific issues in play. Lynn Vavreck and I investigated this question in our book on 2012 (out next month!).
Specifically, we looked at whether womens attitudes toward Obama or Romney or stated likelihood to vote depended on the amount of news coverage of abortion and contraception (the fights about the ACA, Sandra Fluke, Akin, Mourdock, etc.). There was no relationship. In general, there has been much more evidence that mobilization depends on how voters are contacted e.g., face-to-face contact matters more than a phone call or mailing and much less evidence that the particular message voters get matters.
Of course, powerful parties dont become or remain powerful by ignoring politics and pinning all of their hopes on theory. Its natural that Republicans are reflecting on their agenda, even if changing their agenda wont matter all that much next November. Whats interesting is that theyre looking in the mirror and they dont like what theyre seeing.
Top Republicans are increasingly concerned that their unpopularity and incompetence could soon cost them the House
Buh, buh haha
#117678 Aug 20, 2013
Al-Qaida plans attacks on high-speed trains in Europe
News of al-Qaida's planned attacks came from the U.S. National Security Agency and prompted higher security on Germany's rail system.
BERLIN Al-Qaida is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe and authorities in Germany have stepped up security on the country's rail system, a German newspaper reported Monday.
The information about the planned attacks came from the United States' National Security Agency, which apparently intercepted a call between senior al-Qaida members several weeks ago, the mass-circulation daily Bild said.
Bet Germany likes our NSA. I do.
Since: Apr 13
..a basket of deplorables
#117682 Aug 20, 2013
looking forward to having him back...look out, Republicans...school is ok...I've had a bout with strep throat...I had my tonsils out few years ago, so the pain isn't severe, but the body aches and fever drain me. I'm better
#117683 Aug 20, 2013
Not just China Ari...after WWII in old Yugoslavia, dictator Tito killed one and a half million of his own people, the apposition. People turned each other in, as you say, just to stay alive. He was dictator from 1945-1980 when he died of old age.
Btw U.S. and U.K. picked Tito, not his own people.
Another thing, he spoke with a heavy accent. That was very weired and interesting. Who was Tito??
At that time you question or tell a joke about him or the government, you may end up 6 months in jail. Police can beat you up, even kill you and no one to complain too. People lived in fear ...!!
When I got to U.S. oh what a wonderful country and this, what freedom is all about. But, here is not the same anymore ...!!!!!
#117688 Aug 20, 2013
Hey repukes, why would we want to be like them, all you repukes will be there guarding your off shore accounts and what use to be AMERICAN jobs.
Thank your repubiCONS. Never fear though, the DEMS will get it straight and Bill will help HILLARY with whatever President Obama doesn't get done BY HIMSELF.
You might be a RepubliCON:
you believe that trickle down economics (Reaganomics) is not a Ponzi scheme.
you think that laying off workers to boost profits is a good thing, then you complain about lazy unemployed people.
you believe that the institutions that got us into our financial crisis would be better off being deregulated.
you think banks, big oil, insurance companies and the Koch brothers care about your freedom and Newt Gingrich cares about the sanctity of your marriage.
you've tried to argue that poverty could be abolished if people were allowed to keep more of their minimum wage.
you'll spend $20 billion guarding a bridge against the possibility of a terrorist attack, but won't spend 20 cents to keep it from falling down on its own.
you started evading taxes with an offshore account and support cutting veterans' benefits because you are a patriot
Being a drug addict is moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness, and you need our prayers for your recovery
You attack opponents personally when you can't win on policies.
You give lip service to democracy while taking away civil liberties.
You put corporate campaign contributors interest above the people's
You run on a moderate platform, then enact right-wing policies as soon as possible.
You call the media liberal, so that people forget that the media is owned by corporations with a conservative fiscal agenda
if President Obama brings home 10,000 soldiers from war and call it a "failed jobs program."
you politicized Benghazi for months, then cheered when the sequester cut $79 million more from the Embassy Security budget.
you get your ass kicked in a fight that you started, and think you ought to be able to shoot the other guy.
How many RepubliCONS does it take to fix a problem?
No one knows, it has never happened. YOU own it, we will fix it.
#117689 Aug 20, 2013
Sorry I missed this and glad they you are feeling better. Take care. We've missed you. The circus clowns too.
Since: Feb 13
#117692 Aug 20, 2013
Oh please do tell !! Exactly what Freedoms or Rights you have lost in the past few years. Just maybe name one.
#117694 Aug 20, 2013
You know they aren't going to. All fauxbox squawk.
Debating a RepubliCON is perplexing. It's as if being ignorant and misinformed is a badge of honor for them. Next time I may need to make use of smaller words or pop-up books to convey my point.- rottencards
I've never met a Republican yet that would let facts get in the way of their argument.
#117695 Aug 20, 2013
Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 252 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism,
By Dan from Squirrel Hill
August 15, 2013
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1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval
In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.
2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton just like Bush did
In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work.
3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldnt have any
While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.
4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.
Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.
5) Allowed abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to become even worse than it was under Bush
Under President Obama, abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay became even worse than it had been under President Bush.
#117696 Aug 20, 2013
6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush
While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with Enron.
7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised
In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where its legal. Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs and that he was not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws.
However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.
In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obamas war against medical marijuana went far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush. In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote:The president campaigned on the promise that hed stop federal raids on medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws, a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election. But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush administrations crackdown record. In May 2012, the Washington Post wrote:Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any president in U.S. history. In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had strong concerns about Obamas forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosis congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obamas crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said,Im very disappointed They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.
#117697 Aug 20, 2013
In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, CA, which claims to be the worlds largest, and which claims to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012, federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, an educational institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided a medical marijuana facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA. In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the DEA shut down 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.
In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle.
In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obamas youth, he often smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana. Obamas marijuana smoking wasnt even medical it was recreational. And yet now, he is taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription medicine how cold hearted can a person be?
8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws
Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.
Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:
1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and medicare taxes
2) Illegally declared the cost of his childrens summer camp as a form of day care.
3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took money out of his retirement plan
4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction
5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small business deduction
6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his personal use
9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it
Obama signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said,when Im president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. However, after reading line by line and signing the stimulus bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said,Under these circumstances, its hard to understand how derivative traders at A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat? and also said that he would pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses.
10) Expanded Bushs unconstitutional government faith based programs
Obama expanded the federal governments faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.
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