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Woman's head stepped on by Rand Paul supporters

There are 26312 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 26, 2010, titled Woman's head stepped on by Rand Paul supporters. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul wrestled a woman to the ground and one stepped on her head after she tried to confront the candidate in Kentucky.

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Smiley Slew

Kent, WA

#23284 Jul 21, 2012
GODs worker wrote:
We all have the right to our opinions. For now. ;)
GOD BLESS!
God Bless, Dr DEATH's campaign manager...

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23285 Jul 21, 2012
Where was all this so-called outrage when John Kerry ran for President in 2004? How much money is he worth? How much money does he have hidden in overseas accounts? Did he disclose all his financial records? And speaking of questionable military records, remember all the questions about Kerry's actual military record and his working with Jane Fonda to belittle veterans afterwards? Oh, and by the way...to set the record straight...Romney is currently worth about $250 million. Kerry was worth about $192 million when he ran for President and his wife, Heinz Ketchup heiress Theresa Heinz Kerry was worth about $750 million in 2004. Don't remember hearing any outrage about their money then...
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23286 Jul 21, 2012
It's not THE money, it's the outsourcing, the lies, and the flip flopping...Funny, you SPEW sick innuendos about an American Hero, when ALL WE WANT IS FACTS/TAX RETURNS...Give up the CON ~!

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23287 Jul 21, 2012
Seattle Slew wrote:
It's not THE money, it's the outsourcing, the lies, and the flip flopping...Funny, you SPEW sick innuendos about an American Hero, when ALL WE WANT IS FACTS/TAX RETURNS...Give up the CON ~!
Link to wikipedia site on ft Vets and POWS for Truth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Vets_and_P...

SBVT asserted that Kerry was "unfit to serve" as President based upon his alleged "willful distortion of the conduct" of American servicemen during that war, and his alleged "withholding and/or distortion of material facts" as to his own conduct during that war.[2] This claim caused tremendous controversy during the election, particularly because some perceived the veterans as partisans who had not been in a place to assess Kerry,[3] while several other Vietnam veterans who served alongside Kerry or under his command disputed the criticisms and supported Kerry in his presidential aspirations.[4][5]

SBVT stated that "Kerry's phony war crimes charges, his exaggerated claims about his own service in Vietnam, and his deliberate misrepresentation of the nature and effectiveness of Swift boat operations compel us to step forward."[6] The group challenged the legitimacy of each of the combat medals awarded to Kerry by the U.S. Navy and the disposition of his discharge.(See John Kerry military service controversy.) Further, SBVT said that Kerry's later criticism of the war was a "betrayal of trust" with other soldiers, and that by his activism he had caused direct "harm" to soldiers still at war.

Registered under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, SBVT publicized its criticisms of Kerry during the election campaign in a book, in television advertisements that the group ran in swing states and in the media coverage some members received. The group was the subject of several complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

After the election, the group was credited by some media and praised by conservatives as contributing to Kerry's defeat.[7]

Link to editorial about Obama campaign's attempts to link Romney to outsourcing jobs:

http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/21/4121736/a...

President Barack Obama's campaign ad slamming Gov. Mitt Romney for allegedly heading companies that "were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries," and claiming that "President Obama believes in insourcing" is unfair, hypocritical and dangerously deceptive.

I'm a generally a pro-Obama columnist, and I approve this message.

The 30-second ad that has been airing in recent days in Florida, Ohio, Colorado and several other swing states is one of the most intellectually dishonest political claims I have seen in a long time. And the Romney campaign defensive response that, rather than Romney, "President Obama turns out to be the real outsourcer-in-chief," is just as pathetic.

In fact, both Obama and Romney support outsourcing, the long-standing practice whereby U.S. companies manufacture overseas goods that are too costly to produce at home. And they should.

Outsourcing is not only a necessity in today's global economy, but often helps the U.S. economy by making U.S. exports more competitive abroad, and by allowing U.S. consumers to pay less for many goods.

And most of the claims against outsourcing by U.S. politicians, including Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent outrage over the fact that U.S. Olympic uniforms were manufactured in China, are based on half-truths or outward lies.

Among the little-known facts about outsourcing that neither Obama nor Romney are daring to mention aloud:

First, contrary to the generalized perception, surveys of multinational firms show that proximity to foreign markets -- and not low wages -- is the main reason behind U.S. companies' investments abroad.

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23288 Jul 21, 2012
Rest of article: About 95 percent of the world's consumers are outside the United States, and U.S. firms need to be as close as possible to them, both to reduce shipping costs and to be able to tailor products to local consumers, studies show.

Second, it is not true that most of the goods produced by U.S. companies in low-wage countries are manufactured abroad in order to be exported to the United States.

"By and large, U.S. companies do not invest overseas to ship goods or services back to the United States," U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis economist Raymond Mataloni told me this week. "Over 90 percent of the goods and services that they produce overseas are sold overseas."

Third, contrary to popular perception, most U.S. foreign direct investments do not go to low-wage countries, but to rich countries such as the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. If low wages were the primary reason for investing abroad, Haiti would be flooded with U.S. manufacturing plants. It is not.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and Singapore accounted for 72 percent of U.S. multinational's investments overseas last year, while China accounted for less than 2 percent.

Fourth, we are in a global economy increasingly dominated by trade blocs, in which Asian and European countries respectively create supply chains within their regions to reduce costs. If the United States wants to remain a major world exporter of airplanes and cars, for instance, it will need to increase -- rather than decrease -- its supply chains in Mexico and Canada.

Fifth, regarding the phony political uproar over the Chinese-made U.S. Olympic uniforms, the United States as a country may be much better off producing aircraft than T-shirts. "As our U.S. athletes march around the track at London's Olympic stadium wearing their Chinese-made uniforms and waving their Chinese-made American flags, there is a good chance that Chinese athletes will have arrived in London by U.S.-made aircraft," Cato Institute economist Daniel Ikenson rightly noted in a recent article.

Sixth, neither Obama nor Romney will likely impose anti-outsourcing rules that would result in U.S. consumers paying twice what they are paying now for their iPads, TV sets or T-shirts.

My opinion: It's no mystery that Obama is using the outsourcing theme against Romney because he knows it may work. As Ruy Teixeira of the pro-Obama Center for American Progress think tank noted recently, citing an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showing that 86 percent of Americans think that outsourcing is the top reason for U.S. unemployment, "the public is very, very concerned about outsourcing."

But Obama is deceiving public opinion (and Romney, too, by suggesting that he is also against outsourcing).

When presidential candidates say things that they know are misleading, they help promote the idea that all politicians are liars, encourage voter apathy and hurt the democratic process. The "outsourcing versus insourcing" ad is populist demagoguery at its worse.

Andres Oppenheimer, is a Latin America correspondent for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla. 33132.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/21/4121736/a...
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23289 Jul 21, 2012
a conservative voice wrote:
<quoted text>
Link to wikipedia site on ft Vets and POWS for Truth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_Vets_and_P...
SBVT asserted that Kerry was "unfit to serve" as President based upon his alleged "willful distortion of the conduct" of American servicemen during that war, and his alleged "withholding and/or distortion of material facts" as to his own conduct during that war.[2] This claim caused tremendous controversy during the election, particularly because some perceived the veterans as partisans who had not been in a place to assess Kerry,[3] while several other Vietnam veterans who served alongside Kerry or under his command disputed the criticisms and supported Kerry in his presidential aspirations.[4][5]
SBVT stated that "Kerry's phony war crimes charges, his exaggerated claims about his own service in Vietnam, and his deliberate misrepresentation of the nature and effectiveness of Swift boat operations compel us to step forward."[6] The group challenged the legitimacy of each of the combat medals awarded to Kerry by the U.S. Navy and the disposition of his discharge.(See John Kerry military service controversy.) Further, SBVT said that Kerry's later criticism of the war was a "betrayal of trust" with other soldiers, and that by his activism he had caused direct "harm" to soldiers still at war.
Registered under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, SBVT publicized its criticisms of Kerry during the election campaign in a book, in television advertisements that the group ran in swing states and in the media coverage some members received. The group was the subject of several complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
After the election, the group was credited by some media and praised by conservatives as contributing to Kerry's defeat.[7]
Link to editorial about Obama campaign's attempts to link Romney to outsourcing jobs:
http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/21/4121736/a...
President Barack Obama's campaign ad slamming Gov. Mitt Romney for allegedly heading companies that "were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries," and claiming that "President Obama believes in insourcing" is unfair, hypocritical and dangerously deceptive.
I'm a generally a pro-Obama columnist, and I approve this message.
The 30-second ad that has been airing in recent days in Florida, Ohio, Colorado and several other swing states is one of the most intellectually dishonest political claims I have seen in a long time. And the Romney campaign defensive response that, rather than Romney, "President Obama turns out to be the real outsourcer-in-chief," is just as pathetic.
In fact, both Obama and Romney support outsourcing, the long-standing practice whereby U.S. companies manufacture overseas goods that are too costly to produce at home. And they should.
Outsourcing is not only a necessity in today's global economy, but often helps the U.S. economy by making U.S. exports more competitive abroad, and by allowing U.S. consumers to pay less for many goods.
And most of the claims against outsourcing by U.S. politicians, including Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent outrage over the fact that U.S. Olympic uniforms were manufactured in China, are based on half-truths or outward lies.
Among the little-known facts about outsourcing that neither Obama nor Romney are daring to mention aloud:
First, contrary to the generalized perception, surveys of multinational firms show that proximity to foreign markets -- and not low wages -- is the main reason behind U.S. companies' investments abroad.
I love editorials, they create the impression of facts, without the "difficulty" or numbers, verification, or act\ual reality...UNLIKE TAX RETURNS, which will show how much a pretty horse creates...IN WRITE OFFS ~! LMAOROTFu~! You GOTTA do better...

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23290 Jul 21, 2012
Just some of Obama's flip-flips, source:

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/201...

(THE RIGHT SPHERE) President Obama’s reelection campaign has accused Mitt Romney of being a flip-flopper that changes his positions all the time. In actuality, it is the President himself who has a history of doing just that. Here is an extensive list ofn President Obama’s flip-flops, hypocrisies and broken promises:

Running for President

The very first flip-flop that Obama committed since running for President is actually running for the office in 2008. Obama said in 2004 that he would not run for President in the next election. Based on what has happened in the last 3 years, this is one promise that most Americans would likely prefer he had kept.

TAXES & SPENDING

Adding Debt & Raising the Debt Ceiling

As a Senator, Obama opposed raising the debt ceiling, and said adding 4 trillion in was ”unpatriotic”. As President, he insisted the debt ceiling be raised and has added substantially more than 4 trillion to the debt.

Bush Tax Cuts

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich. In 2010, he extended those cuts.

Capital Gains Taxes

In 2008, Obama said that, as President, he would raise taxes on capital gains and dividends for higher-income taxpayers. He has not done so...

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/201...
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23291 Jul 21, 2012
Poor kids, creating an impression Rmoany didn't outsource, than it's business, as USUAL, right ??? Rmoany-“I like being able to fire people.”

Since: Mar 10

Somerset, KY

#23292 Jul 21, 2012
Obama Administration outsourcing jobs using stimulus money and for goal of "green" jobs.

Source: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-adminis...

( CNSNews.com )– The Obama administration allowed millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds to go to foreign companies, despite recent statements by President Barack Obama that he opposes “shipping jobs overseas."

“I want to stop giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs and factories overseas,” Obama said in a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Tuesday.

“As long as I’m president, I will keep fighting to make sure jobs are located here in the United States of America,” said Obama.

However, Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus spending law--the $787 billion American Recovery and Reivnestment Act--gave millions of federal dollars to foreign companies or funded domestic companies that built factories in foreign countries or bought foreign products.

For example, there is the North Carolina LED manufacturer Cree Inc. Cree was awarded $39 million through a stimulus-funded tax credit program in January 2010. However, half of the company’s employees are in China and the company opened a manufacturing plant in Huizhou City, China in November 2009, according to an article in the industry publication LEDs Magazine.
solar array

DOE is making up to $9 million available over three years for improving the accuracy of solar forecasting to more accurately anticipate changes in solar power production.(Photo from Energy Department website)

According to the same article, Cree CEO Chuck Swodoba said he did not consider Cree Inc. to be run like a completely American company.

“Cree management never runs this company as a US company. We consider Cree to be a global company with local wisdoms,” Swodoba said.

Swodoba also said he would continue expanding into China, adding that Cree would keep creating jobs there because it could take advantage of both China’s human resources and its “state-of-the-art technology.”

“We will continue to invest here [China] for both human talent and the most state-of-the-art technologies,” he said.

Another example of stimulus outsourcing is Japanese wind energy firm Eurus Energy, whose U.S. subsidiary, Eurus Energy America, received $91 million in stimulus funds to build a wind farm in Texas, according to a 2010 report from American University. That wind farm reportedly was built with wind turbines manufactured by another Japanese company – Mitsubishi.

“Eurus Energy America, the U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese firm, received $91 million in stimulus money for its Bull Creek wind farm in Texas. The farm consists of 180 Mitsubishi turbines,” the American University report said.
Windpower Tax Credit

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)

Eurus told American University that the wind farm was actually built by British firm RES Americas and is now being run by EnXco, an American subsidiary of the French energy firm EDF Energies Nouvelles.

“Illustrating the often international nature of deals in the U.S. wind industry, a company executive told the Watchdog Institute that his company used RES Americas, a British firm, as the general contractor to build its facility. Eurus is now employing EnXco, a subsidiary of French renewable energy firm EDF Energies Nouvelles, to operate the farm,” the report said.

Another example of the Obama administration funding foreign companies is a $337 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy’s green energy lending program.

That loan went to California energy firm Sempra Energy for a solar power array in Arizona. However, according to a Feb. 4, 2011 New York Times report, Sempra Energy bought its solar panels from the Chinese firm Suntech.

The project, known as Mesquite Solar 1, reportedly used 800,000 of the Chinese solar panels.

Perhaps the best-known example of Obama administration funding of foreign companies is its $500-million loan guarantee to Finnish automaker Fisker Automotive.
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23293 Jul 21, 2012
a conservative voice wrote:
Now all you have to prove is Obama=Obama administration and Rmoany isn't making a bundle PERSONALLY, with low tax rates, strange deductions, and outsourcing THROUGH Bain..
Head Knocker

Versailles, KY

#23294 Jul 21, 2012
headknocker

Since: Jul 12

Houston, TX

#23295 Jul 21, 2012
****ATTENTION! THIS IS ANOTHER BIG STEVIE FOUR STAR ALERT!!!****

Due to my brilliant bank doing another one of their "Updates," it has forced me to have to re-register everything that I've been registered to. Consequently, it has wiped out my long, and distinguished posting record of 4490 brilliant, concise, up to date, superb, and entertaining posts. It hasn't "wiped them out," per se, they are still there, but due to having to re-register as "Big_Stevie," as opposed to the original Big Stevie, I have lost my original thread, and am having to begin yet another star-studded series of superior intellect-based work.

Thank you all for your patience, and Big_Stevie will be up and rolling shortly. Oh! And my picture is your assurance that I am the one and only, genuine Big Stevie.

****BIG STEVIE! ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!!!****

****THANK YOU, AND THAT IS ALL!!!!
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23296 Jul 21, 2012
How did I miss ALL your brilliant, concise, up to date, superb, and entertaining posts ??? Are you posting somewhere else.... more intelligently ??
yep

Mount Sterling, KY

#23297 Jul 21, 2012
Is there any way to make this stupid overhyped in the first place two yr old thread go away for good
whocares

Owensboro, KY

#23298 Jul 21, 2012
who

Since: Jul 12

Houston, TX

#23299 Jul 22, 2012
Ol' Fred had been a faithful Christian and was in the hospital, near death. The family called their preacher to stand with them.

As the preacher stood next to the bed, Ol' Fred's condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on.

The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and Ol' Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then suddenly died.

The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket.

At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realized thathe was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when Ol' Fred died. He said, "You know, Ol' Fred handed me a note just beforehe died. I haven't looked at it, but knowing Fred, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all."

He opened the note, and read, "Please step to your left -- you're standing on my oxygen tube!"

Since: Jul 12

Houston, TX

#23300 Jul 22, 2012
yep wrote:
Is there any way to make this stupid overhyped in the first place two yr old thread go away for good
I don't think so, but why would you want to do that when Big Stevie is posting such brilliant, and concise things? Oh, and don't forget The Joke of the Day! Thank you, and have a great day!!!
Seattle Slew

Kent, WA

#23301 Jul 22, 2012
When you see the thread, don't click your mouse on it, then you can ignore it better, wing nut~!
wtf

Richmond, KY

#23302 Jul 23, 2012
BIG_STEVIE wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think so, but why would you want to do that when Big Stevie is posting such brilliant, and concise things? Oh, and don't forget The Joke of the Day! Thank you, and have a great day!!!
Stew turd always blows.

Since: Jul 12

Houston, TX

#23304 Jul 23, 2012
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>Stew turd always blows.
Is that the best you can do? Try harder, dickie! If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. Give me your best shot, or go home!

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