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'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

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"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).

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republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143513 Jan 7, 2014
|#113625 page 5031
Monday Aug 5
Here you go old whitehair: Dispute this?

While America Slept: The True Story of 9/11

The big stories in the news were about shark attacks, wildfires and a missing Congressional intern named Chandra. A teenage baseball player became a hero, and then a villain, after he pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series. There were also inklings that something might be amiss at an energy company called Enron. By the summer of 2001, Americans had become all too familiar with "hanging chads," but few had ever heard of al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden.
While the nation drifted through the dog days, however, a group of terrorists was in the final stages of planning a series of attacks that would kill 3,000 people on September 11. Much of the federal government seemed to have been in a summer daze as well, missing the warning signs of what would become the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. While some in the intelligence community raised red flags, the White House had brushed off warnings of an impending attack and the CIA was failing to share information with the FBI about the terrorists' travels.

We also watch as CIA analysts and FBI agents try to sound the alarm about the rising threat, and are ignored.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ten-years-ago-t ...

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republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143514 Jan 7, 2014
#113625 page 5031
Monday Aug 5
Here you go old whitehair: Dispute this?

While America Slept: The True Story of 9/11

The big stories in the news were about shark attacks, wildfires and a missing Congressional intern named Chandra. A teenage baseball player became a hero, and then a villain, after he pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series. There were also inklings that something might be amiss at an energy company called Enron. By the summer of 2001, Americans had become all too familiar with "hanging chads," but few had ever heard of al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden.
While the nation drifted through the dog days, however, a group of terrorists was in the final stages of planning a series of attacks that would kill 3,000 people on September 11. Much of the federal government seemed to have been in a summer daze as well, missing the warning signs of what would become the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. While some in the intelligence community raised red flags, the White House had brushed off warnings of an impending attack and the CIA was failing to share information with the FBI about the terrorists' travels.

We also watch as CIA analysts and FBI agents try to sound the alarm about the rising threat, and are ignored.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ten-years-ago-t ...

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republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143516 Jan 7, 2014
September 4, 2001

Another Warning About Moussaoui
Senior security officials at the Federal Aviation Administration are finally told by the FBI that a suspected terrorist by the name of Zacarias Moussaoui may have been training to hijack a 747 aircraft at Kennedy airport in New York. The FAA does not issue any additional security alerts.

Rice and Clarke Discuss Al Qaeda
After requesting an immediate meeting months earlier, Richard Clarke finally meets with National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and other administration officials to discuss the al Qaeda threat against the United States. That same day, Clarke issues a memo urging officials to imagine hundreds dying because of the government's reluctance to pursue al Qaeda.

September 5, 2001

The French Warn the U.S. About Al Qaeda
In Paris, FBI and CIA officials attend an emergency session at the French Ministry of the Interior. The Americans are given information on the bin Laden ties of Zacarias Moussaoui, but his case remains on the FBI back burner.

September 10, 2001

'Tomorrow Is Zero Day'
Outside Washington at the headquarters of the National Security Agency, electronic intercepts pick up conversations between two suspected Al Qaeda leaders. One reads, "The match begins tomorrow"; the other, "Tomorrow is zero day." The conversations will not be translated and transcribed until September 12th.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ten-years-ago-t ...

It's a 30 day event calendar with their daily stock up on supplies, tickets, clothes, hotels...feel free to read how they freely roamed our country plotting to kill thousands if not millions. But beat Benghazi in the ground because Congress defunded them.

The result was a national tragedy that left nearly 3,000 dead.

President Bush has said repeatedly that he would have done everything in his power to thwart the terror attacks had he known that they were coming.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new -...

Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/ ...

Bush ignored 9/11 warnings
http://www.salon.com/2012/09/11/bush_missed_9 ...

Bush Warned of Hijackings Before 9-11 - ABC News
abcnews.go.com › U.S.

New book points damning finger at Bush administration saying they were warned about 9/11 earlier than first thought classified documents and other sources, reported that the CIA first sounded the alarm on May 1 that “a group presently in the United States” was planning a terrorist operation.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new -...

BUSH WAS WARNED BIN LADEN WANTED TO HIJACK …
www.nytimes.com

CNN.com - Bush briefed on hijacking threat before September 11 ...
< www.cnn.com/2002/US/05/15/bush.sept.11/index .... ;

10 Warnings About 9/11 Attacks that Pres. George W. Bush …
voices.yahoo.com/10-warnings-9-11-attacks-pre ...

Apr 27, 2010 · It is a sad, tragic truth that the attacks of 9/11 could have been avoided. The Bush administration has tried to pretend they had no prior knowledge.

The Bush White House Was Deaf To 9/11 Warnings
< www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/bush-white -... ;

Bush Received More Warnings About 9/11 Than We Realized -…
< www.businessinsider.com/...warnings...by-the -... ;

< www.truth-out.org/...that-george-w-bush-was-a ... ;
Remembering that George W. Bush Was Amply Warned Before 9/11 and Did Nothing, Absolutely Nothing!

As the 9/11 Commission noted, "There were more than 40 intelligence articles in the PDBS [Presidential Daily Briefings] from January 21 to September 11

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Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#143518 Jan 7, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Call when the charges are filed.
Same for your impeachment fantasy, rube. LMAO.
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143519 Jan 7, 2014
If you politicized Benghazi for months, then cheered when the sequester cut $79 million more from the Embassy Security budget.

All while dismissing the failure of a President that let 3,000 people die and start 2 Wars for more to die without catching the leader of the terrorist.....you might be a REPUBLICON.

and the next day teabagging old man whitehair totally ignored it and when on to sling other shit.

|#113915 page 5045
Wednesday Aug 7

OH, yeah whitehair, where is your response to the bullshit on 9/11 you said. You know "Clinton trained the terrorists to be pilots" and "Bush wasn't a failure on 9/11. I posted plenty to prove you were full of it. Chirp, chirp....

Didn't think so, you repukes run and ignore the truth everytime you are proven wrong. Show me different. Bush WAS a failure.

|#113984
Wednesday Aug 7

whitehair wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, we were not told just what it was Bush had Congress approve. Sort of like we were not told till now it is coming out , just what Obama Care would do to all of us.
However, you must be aware Obama has just improved and magnified on what Bush started??This is keeping Americans safer???
And all you jerks can think of is it was Bush`s fault???
Now who is the moron??

YOU are, moron. Where's the response to all the lies I disputed for your ignorant comments about Clinton teaching the terrorist to fly and bush not being a 9/11 failure? huh? Don't have anything but some more lies like that. You are a moron. Your Obamacare bullshit has been disputed over and over, just ask the weeper of the house about his tweet to Ohio constituents. No wonder you lemming tools lose elections. haha RIP GOP

You are a pathetic, delusional, fauxbox, lemming tool old man.

|#113992 page 5048
Wednesday Aug 7
RepubliCONS wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk about false news party...you teabagging republiCONS lead in that department. Clinton trained pilots? hahaha Please show me one mention of Clinton doing that. Let me remind you what a failure he was on 9/11. Find your bifocals and take YOUR blind dark glasses off. Do you squint when you see the truth? You do know that it was 9/11 2001 right? Your failed President Bush was in the White House. Let me educate you on the truth and feel free to research it yourself:

whitehair wrote:
Again you flaunt the idea you have made up. It is not so that the Repubs are interested in closing the gov`t down. They simply want to defund Obama Care. If Obama will not agree, it is Obama that will close down the Gov`t and even then the Repubs indicate they will fund the necessary functions.
Been listening to you people too much. And your Party line is lying to us all!!!

Aww, no comments on the lies you spewed about 9/11? Sore subject for you losers eh? Like the Nixon era wire taps eh? As well as all the repuke/teabagging articles of REAL NEWS with them saying they will while fighting with the GOP about not shutting down gov't. You obviously don't acknowledge the 60 million dollars of tax payer money used to repeal a law upheld by the Supreme Court (MOST handpicked by your bush). Keep spinning the truth old man, I will still post my rebuttals, while you pull shit out of your ass as the gospel truth. And you wonder why you clowns lose elections. Get use to it. The MAJORITY is watching. YOU people define deception in party politics. Keep dreaming.

ONLY the GOP (a few, NOT all) and all the teabaggers want to shut gov't down for the repeal of The Affordable Care Act. Keep trying, it ain't gonna happen. Deal with it teabagger.

By the way dumbass, I didn't write all those articles YOU are so determined to dispute. Where's your's?

Still denying to this day...

THERE you go LARGEMOUTH sockboy. Choke on those facts for awhile. Sucker

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republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143520 Jan 7, 2014
There you go LARGEMOUTH. Suck on those facts sockboy.

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republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143521 Jan 7, 2014
MUST SEE! This ‘Tea Party Anthem’ Is Hilarious… And Depressingly True (Video)

David Ippolito, better known as “That Guitar Man From Central Park,” has been entertained hundreds of thousands of people with his music for more than a generation.“That Guitar Man” regularly covers hits from Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and more–but his original music is what is truly impressive.

Ippolito’s subject matter varies, but he often delves into important political topics with tunes like “Resolution,” which demands investigation into U.S. officials that approved torture. Of course, he likes to have a little fun, too! In a performance at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City,” David regaled the crowd with a tune that explained the Tea Party’s mentality so perfectly and so hilariously that we absolutely had to make sure that you had the chance to enjoy it for yourselves!

Ippolito’s “Tea Party Anthem (I Want My Country Back)” provides a frighteningly hilarious look into the dangerous minds of the American Taliban. Enjoy the song for yourself below!

- See more at: http://aattp.org/must-see-this-tea-party-anth...

Disgusting teabagger mentality.

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Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#143522 Jan 7, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I noticed all of the leading providers of the canard were left wing loon sites.[...]

[nonsense redacted for brevity]

link to post: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/russell-sprin...

[...]"cheap political exploitation and finger-pointing at its basest."
The Daily Mail is a left wing loon site? You'd love it, The Mail adored Adolph Hitler and the blackshirts. LMAO

The New York Times is a left wing loon site?

The Daily Telegraph is a left wing loon site?

There were 7 briefings and if I recall the 9/11 commission report correctly the term used was "the system was flashing red". The Pentagon which was now staffed by idiot neocons decided that the CIA had 'been fooled' and that iraq was the target even though the Chechen islamics were pissing their pants with excitement over the upcoming attacks in New York.

It seems the only people who don't know this are you lot of poor incompetents who are still reciting the mantra, "Bush kept us safe, Bush kept us safe, Bush kept us safe" he lost the twin towers and all of the persons killed in his little expedition into the middle east and the hindu cush which has killed 4 times more(non muslim) people than the twin towers attacks and created a new generation of Islamic terrorists who didn't exist before. How safe is that?

So Yay! Yay for Bush, a true American hero....Mission Accomplished....but all the while he, truly was "not that concerned about Osama Bin Laden"...go figure. LOL
Grand Old Tea Party

Fitchburg, MA

#143523 Jan 7, 2014
whitehair wrote:
Global warming? The temperature in Louisvile, ky. is (0). That is zero !!! North is below zero. as on the Eastern States. Where is the global warming?? We would like some of it shipped in here!!!
God you people are idiots, weather is not climate douche! Events are not indicitive of TRENDS.

Oh WTF am I thinking, you have zero intrest in knowing reality, your noise machine echo chamber tells you to gripe every winter about warming, cause you're f-ing stupid! Here you are on que, predictable, easily lead and stupid!

"Brad Plumer added that temperatures in the United States do not necessarily reflect temperatures on the entire planet. While many Americans had to bundle up in December 2013, preliminary data suggests last month “was tied for the 2nd-hottest December on record since 1979, the beginning of satellite measurements,” and global average temperatures for all of 2013 “are expected to be among the 10 highest since 1850.”

"Every year, much of the world experiences a phenomenon known as “seasons.” For many Americans, this means higher temperatures in the summer and lower temperatures in the winter. What does this have to do with global climate change? Not a whole lot.



But just as one season leads to another, the transition from fall to winter brings out the worst in too many conservatives. Indeed, in seems every winter, like clockwork, far-right yahoos start arguing,“It’s cold in winter, therefore global warming can’t be real.” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), playing his usual role, insisted yesterday that freezing temperatures in much of the country is obviously proof that climate science itself is “laughable.”



Something in this debate is laughable, but I’m afraid it isn’t the science.



Inhofe is hardly alone. As Chris Mooney noted the other day, plenty of notable figures on the right – Rush Limbaugh, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), Donald Trump, Drudge, Erick Erickson, et al – pushed the same argument. Fox Business’ Stuart Varney went so far as to say,“[W]e’re looking at global cooling, forget this global warming.”



And so we are forced once more to remind conservatives that cold winter weather in our part of the planet does not disprove global warming. Mooney patiently explained:


1. Statements about climate trends must be based on, er, trends. Not individual events or occurrences. Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics.



2. Global warming is actually expected to increase “heavy precipitation in winter storms,” and for the Northern Hemisphere, there is evidence that these storms are already more frequent and intense, according to the draft U.S. National Climate Assessment.



3. Antarctica is a very cold place. But global warming is affecting it as predicted: Antarctica is losing ice overall, according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. However, sea ice is a different matter than land-based or glacial ice. Antarctic sea ice is increasing, and moreover, the reason for this may be climate change!(For more, read here.)

Brad Plumer added that temperatures in the United States do not necessarily reflect temperatures on the entire planet. While many Americans had to bundle up in December 2013, preliminary data suggests last month “was tied for the 2nd-hottest December on record since 1979, the beginning of satellite measurements,” and global average temperatures for all of 2013 “are expected to be among the 10 highest since 1850.”



You will no doubt receive an all-caps email soon from your wacky uncle who watches Fox News all day, perhaps with a picture of icicles attached, intended to serve as proof that climate change is a hoax. Gently remind him that winter weather in one country in January isn’t evidence of much, and if he’s interested in relying on evidence as part of the debate, there’s voluminous scientific data for him to check out that goes beyond looking out a window."

Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#143524 Jan 7, 2014
So I heard that the Orange Mormon was being sued in Federal Court for Racketeering....that's new and different LMFAO.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#143525 Jan 7, 2014
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>
How many terrorist attacks have been accomplished on Obama's watch? Remember you can't count the Ft. Hood terrorist attack because the Obama administration classified it as "workplace violence" and you can't count the Little Rock terrorist attack because this administration classified that as a "drive-by shooting" and you can't count the terrorists involvement in Benghazi because Hitlary and her news media buddies still claim it was the youtube video that sparked outrage or was it a demonstration that just got out of hand or...oh, what the hell does it matter at this point except that it not be classified as what it really is, a terrorist attack on United States soil, so the unimportant details won't hamper Hitlary's run for president. What about Brian Terry's murder? If the drug cartel aren't terrorists then I don't know who would qualify as such! You hypocrites went on and on about Bush not getting up and running out of the room and scaring the hell out of the young children in the classroom he was visiting when he first heard the news about the 9/11 attack. Yet Obama went on to bed after being informed about the real-time terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi and then flew to Vegas to party with Hollywood's richest 1%er couple and new best friends of the Obama's...Jay Z and Beyonce. Money, money, money, campaign, campaign, campaign!
Why is it that you hypocrites conveniently forget ALL the DETAILS and FACTS when discussing issues? Enjoy your fun facts of the day! You're welcome!
Starting with Reagan in 1983 every President except Bush41 has had MORE non-military Americans killed by Islamic terrorist than Obama. Under Obama there have been 2 more killed than under Bush41. You Repubs are the most hypocritical bastards on the planet. Bush had 3000 dead Americans on American soil but yet you bitch daily about 4 in a terrorist nation that got killed.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#143527 Jan 7, 2014
Oh, and by the way the reason you have to start with Reagan as the beginning of Islamic Terrorist killing Americans is because before Reagan had them trained by the CIA there were no Islamic Terrorist killing Americans.

Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#143528 Jan 7, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Starting with Reagan in 1983 every President except Bush41 has had MORE non-military Americans killed by Islamic terrorist than Obama. Under Obama there have been 2 more killed than under Bush41. You Repubs are the most hypocritical bastards on the planet. Bush had 3000 dead Americans on American soil but yet you bitch daily about 4 in a terrorist nation that got killed.
13 embassy attacks under Bush...not a peep out of them. Sometimes on the same embassy within months...not a peep out of them.

One word from O'Really, Sean Hilarity or St. Limburger of Viagra and you can just wind them up and watch them go. LOL
Grand Old Tea Party

Fitchburg, MA

#143529 Jan 7, 2014
Grand Old Tea Party wrote:
<quoted text>
God you people are idiots, weather is not climate douche! Events are not indicitive of TRENDS.
Oh WTF am I thinking, you have zero intrest in knowing reality, your noise machine echo chamber tells you to gripe every winter about warming, cause you're f-ing stupid! Here you are on que, predictable, easily lead and stupid!
"Brad Plumer added that temperatures in the United States do not necessarily reflect temperatures on the entire planet. While many Americans had to bundle up in December 2013, preliminary data suggests last month “was tied for the 2nd-hottest December on record since 1979, the beginning of satellite measurements,” and global average temperatures for all of 2013 “are expected to be among the 10 highest since 1850.”
"Every year, much of the world experiences a phenomenon known as “seasons.” For many Americans, this means higher temperatures in the summer and lower temperatures in the winter. What does this have to do with global climate change? Not a whole lot.
But just as one season leads to another, the transition from fall to winter brings out the worst in too many conservatives. Indeed, in seems every winter, like clockwork, far-right yahoos start arguing,“It’s cold in winter, therefore global warming can’t be real.” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), playing his usual role, insisted yesterday that freezing temperatures in much of the country is obviously proof that climate science itself is “laughable.”
Something in this debate is laughable, but I’m afraid it isn’t the science.
Inhofe is hardly alone. As Chris Mooney noted the other day, plenty of notable figures on the right – Rush Limbaugh, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), Donald Trump, Drudge, Erick Erickson, et al – pushed the same argument. Fox Business’ Stuart Varney went so far as to say,“[W]e’re looking at global cooling, forget this global warming.”
And so we are forced once more to remind conservatives that cold winter weather in our part of the planet does not disprove global warming. Mooney patiently explained:
1. Statements about climate trends must be based on, er, trends. Not individual events or occurrences. Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics.
2. Global warming is actually expected to increase “heavy precipitation in winter storms,” and for the Northern Hemisphere, there is evidence that these storms are already more frequent and intense, according to the draft U.S. National Climate Assessment.
3. Antarctica is a very cold place. But global warming is affecting it as predicted: Antarctica is losing ice overall, according to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. However, sea ice is a different matter than land-based or glacial ice. Antarctic sea ice is increasing, and moreover, the reason for this may be climate change!(For more, read here.)
Brad Plumer added that temperatures in the United States do not necessarily reflect temperatures on the entire planet. While many Americans had to bundle up in December 2013, preliminary data suggests last month “was tied for the 2nd-hottest December on record since 1979, the beginning of satellite measurements,” and global average temperatures for all of 2013 “are expected to be among the 10 highest since 1850.”
You will no doubt receive an all-caps email soon from your wacky uncle who watches Fox News all day, perhaps with a picture of icicles attached, intended to serve as proof that climate change is a hoax. Gently remind him that winter weather in one country in January isn’t evidence of much, and if he’s interested in relying on evidence as part of the debate, there’s voluminous scientific data for him to check out that goes beyond looking out a window."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

Um, Yes!
Grand Old Tea Party

Fitchburg, MA

#143530 Jan 7, 2014
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#143531 Jan 7, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Starting with Reagan in 1983 every President except Bush41 has had MORE non-military Americans killed by Islamic terrorist than Obama. Under Obama there have been 2 more killed than under Bush41. You Repubs are the most hypocritical bastards on the planet. Bush had 3000 dead Americans on American soil but yet you bitch daily about 4 in a terrorist nation that got killed.
These hypocrit 'fakeriots' shed no tears for David Foy, but make a martyr out of Stevens. They never mention they voted to cut their security budgets, either.
Grand Old Tea Party

Fitchburg, MA

#143532 Jan 7, 2014
Exactly 50 years ago tomorrow, then-President Lyndon Johnson delivered a State of the Union address in which he declared a “war on poverty.” It quickly proved effective – as Michael Tomasky noted yesterday, LBJ aide Joseph Califano found that “the portion of Americans living below the poverty line dropped from 22.2 percent to 12.6 percent, the most dramatic decline over such a brief period in this century.” A concerted government effort reduced poverty rates by 43% in just six years.

But the political winds soon shifted and the “war,” such as it was, became a lower priority with fewer resources. For a generation, Republicans have taken it as a given that efforts to combat poverty were a failure, though they usually neglect to mention that the “war on poverty” faltered when the nation lost interest in fighting it.

Very recently, however, interest in addressing chronic American poverty has worked its way back into the political conversation. Even Republicans whose agenda is hostile towards struggling families at least say they’re concerned. the Washington Post reports today that the GOP in general wants to “move beyond the rhetoric of past campaigns and focus on specific policies showing the party would be effective on behalf of the poor.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will give a speech Wednesday that aides said will lay out changes to federal programs to help people climb out of poverty permanently. In the weeks to come, Rubio also plans to introduce ideas to make it easier for mid-career adults to go back to college or learn new job skills at vocational schools.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the 2012 vice-presidential nominee, has been traveling to impoverished areas and meeting with community organizers. He plans to address poverty in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams on Thursday.

A third potential GOP presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), is also putting a renewed emphasis on the poor, traveling to Detroit to pitch a plan to revitalize urban centers through “economic freedom zones.” Paul has given his message on income inequality an ideological edge – mixing lofty, empathetic language with anti-government broadsides.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who has been visiting urban schools, will give a speech Wednesday promoting school choice as a way to address poverty. And Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has proposed increasing the child tax credit as a means of blending social conservatism with anti-poverty policies.

At a certain level, those concerned with the poor may be tempted to feel some satisfaction with the conversation. For Republicans to acknowledge the issue of poverty at all may seem like progress, just so long as one looks past every relevant policy detail.

But to take the debate seriously is to confront and consider those details carefully. The vast majority of federal Republican policymakers, including those preparing speeches on poverty this week, oppose extended unemployment benefits, which we know have helped keep struggling Americans out of poverty. These GOP lawmakers also oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which we also know is incredibly powerful in combating poverty. They also support sharp cuts to food stamps, which would take food from the mouths of low-income families.

And these Republicans oppose Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act, which offer a lifeline for families hovering at the poverty line.

Against this backdrop, prominent GOP policymakers intend to promote tax breaks and privatization schemes as some kind of revamped compassionate conservatism with a Tea Party twist. How is this any different from the agenda these Republicans have pushed for years? It’s not, but it’s being repackaged as concern for the poor, and we’re apparently not supposed to notice the difference.

A renewed debate over poverty is a welcome development, but let’s make sure the discussion is grounded in reality.
republiCONS

Elizabethtown, KY

#143533 Jan 7, 2014
MisterCharrington wrote:
So I heard that the Orange Mormon was being sued in Federal Court for Racketeering....that's new and different LMFAO.
HAHA, me too.

Mitt Romney Slapped With Racketeering Lawsuit

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) closed a loophole which enabled crime bosses to get away with murder by merely ordering, or even suggesting, for crimes to happen. Despite the difficulty in proving a RICO case, those who engage in such acts continue to blame the law for their own criminal actions. RICO has been used to ensure convictions against tobacco giants and Mafia bosses. It is not an easy conviction, requiring an awful lot of paperwork, warrants, informants, etc. As discussed on Law and the Multiverse, a lighthearted look into the legalities of comic book characters, the difficulty in ensuring a RICO conviction is incredibly hard in the real world.

eToys Liquidation Or Con Game? One Man’s Fight To Make Sure Mitt Romney Pays For His Crime.

Stephen “Laser” Haas operates Collateral Logistics Inc.(CLI) a company which was appointed to oversee the liquidation of assets in the bankruptcy of eToys in 2001. He has now filed suit against Mitt Romney along with his company Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, and several other firms, over actions taken in the eToys bankruptcy which manipulated the sale price, costing the companies shareholders millions. A US Judge confirmed the details of the case back in 2005, but under the Bush administration enforcement of these laws was lackluster at best. Bain Capital has already found itself in hot water over similar price-fixing scandals, but this case comes with paperwork implicating the one time GOP presidential nominee of price manipulation.

Read more:
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/01/02/romne...

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Since: May 11

Birmingham, UK

#143534 Jan 7, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
Oh, and by the way the reason you have to start with Reagan as the beginning of Islamic Terrorist killing Americans is because before Reagan had them trained by the CIA there were no Islamic Terrorist killing Americans.
Ahh yes, the bless'ed Mujahideen, the brave goat herders resisting the might of the soviet war machine.

I remember that Palin/Bachman wannabe Christine O'Donnell saying in a televised debate that "we should have stayed behind after the soviets left and finished the job"...so the US arms them, trains them funds them and then cuts them loose, then betrays the northern alliance and she thinks that finally before ending all involvment with the Afghans....the US should have killed them all for insurance so the monster which they created would not be around to bite them in the arse.

This is the same way the US fomented a 'popular uprising' among the marsh Arabs in the south of Iraq during Gulf War I....then cut them loose to be slaughtered by Saddam. I served on the Al Faw Peninsula and let me tell you, none of us were going to be 'greeted as liberators", because most of them had suffered loss after we left them to their fate in 1991. I have no idea who said that, I'm thinking Rumsfeld(sp?), Wolfowitz or Cheney.

“ Trumpanzees...”

Since: Apr 13

..a basket of deplorables

#143536 Jan 7, 2014
Ari son of Anarchy wrote:
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"an appreciation of poetry", spot on! I carry the visible scars of war...and those within (PTSD), I have sympathy to a degree, for others who fight different kinds of wars/battles.
Racism is everyone's battle; discrimination is another, the ADA seems to be a dog with no teeth here in Kentucky. When able bodied people park in handicap spaces and an elderly person has to suffer for an extra 40 or fifty feet just to shop for groceries it pisses me off. When I see a young person obtain pain med's via Medicaid, and they sell/trade/abuse them, it pisses me off. I see elderly who can't afford critical medications and then I wonder why don't we address this injustice?
Back to the poetry...it isn't really such a contradiction for a warrior to also be a poet...there are very analytical/creative minds combined in the warrior and the poet.
Just rambling...time to feed the woodstove and make more coffee.
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