compared to 4 more years of proven failure? I'll take my cahnces witrh Romney. Thank God your vote won't matter one iota.Romney has Kansas in the bag. Your panic fills me with so much joy I could just go "poo".I wish I thought Romney was smart enough to be able to tell these advisers that no matter how much they want to get into another war, it's just not going to happen. Frighteningly I fear he just doesn't care. I think he wants the office but none of the actual national responsibility that goes along with it. He scares the hell out of me. If we had even an iota of an idea where he really stands on anything at least we might know what to expect from him but he has already proven he blows with the prevailing wind.
The idea that he might actually win this race throws me into a feeling of panic. Four years of him running or ruining our country is truly nightmare material as far as I'm concerned.
#222 Oct 20, 2012
#223 Oct 20, 2012
Maul, why don't you move to cuba I believe there is a welcome mat with you're name on it . They have plenty progressive/communist koolaid for you there,or before you do check out Eldridge Cleaver and see what he learned the hard way.
#224 Oct 20, 2012
But now that were 18 days out from the election, Mr.Severely Conservative wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything hes said over the last year. He told folks he was the ideal candidate for the Tea Party, now suddenly hes saying,what, who, me? Hes forgetting what his own positions are, and hes betting that you will too.
I mean hes changing up so much backtracking and sidestepping. Weve gotta name this condition that hes going through.. I think its called Romnesia. Thats what its called. I think thats what hes going through.
Now, Im not a medical doctor but I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.
If you say youre for equal pay for equal work, but you keep refusing to say whether or not youd sign a bill that protects equal pay for equal work you might have Romnesia.
If you say women should have access to contraceptive care, but you support legislation that would let your employer deny you contraceptive care you might have a case of Romnesia.
If you say youll protect a womans right to choose, but you stand up at a primary debate and said that youd be delighted to sign a law outlawing that right to choose in all cases man, youve definitely got Romnesia.
Now, this extends to other issues. If you say earlier in the year Im going to give a tax cut to the top 1 percent and then in a debate you say, I dont know anything about giving tax cuts to rich folks you need to get a thermometer, take your temperature, because youve probably got Romnesia.
If you say that youre a champion of the coal industry when while you were Governor you stood in front of a coal plant and said, this plant will kill you thats some Romnesia.
So I think youre beginning to be able to identify these symptoms. And if you come down with a case of Romnesia, and you cant seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises youve made over the six years youve been running for President, heres the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.
We can fix you up. Weve got a cure. We can make you well, Virginia. This is a curable disease.
#225 Oct 20, 2012
Romnesia - n
1. The act or practice of deceiving; deception.
2. A stratagem; a trick.
3. The quality of being deceitful; falseness.
4. willard (mitt) romney.
Symptoms related to Romnesia - deception, defrauding, dirty dealing, dirty pool, dishonesty, dissemblance, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, entrapping, fraud, fraudulence, guile, hypocrisy, imposition, overreaching, pretense, slyness, smoke and mirrors, trapping, treachery, trickery, two-facedness, two-timing, underhandedness, operating as willard m. romney operates.
#226 Oct 20, 2012
Military service is not a requirement for elected office nor should it be. However, Romney demonstrated in favor of the Vietnam war at a time when he would have been eagerly accepted at any recruiting station in the country. Apparently, Romney thought that actually fighting the war ought to be left for the plebeians. That's a lot like his philosopy on taxes. His approach to both is bald-faced hypocrisy. And this hypocrisy is not unique to Romney; cheer-leading a war so long as fighting it doesn't interfere with one's "other priorities" is something Romney has in common with a number of GOP luminaries.
To equate being a door-to-door religion salesmand recruiting people into the Mormon Church/Corporation with serving in the armed services is completely and shamefully absurdand on so many levels at that.
#227 Oct 20, 2012
Missionary service -- especially when performed overseas -- does not serve one's country but only the people who belong to your particular religion (and depending on the nature of your religion, it might not necessarily benefit your prospective converts either). Military service actually doesn't benefit the country as a whole anymore -- it really only benefits the corporatocracy that rules it by conquering new territory for them to exploit and actually preys upon the working class by tricking their sons and daughters to sacrifice themselves for a pseudo-patriotic false cause -- but it serves more people than missionary work does. In any event, when it comes to the Romney sons, campaigning on behalf of their father's political career during the War In Iraq -- and especially when the father is a corporate tool and rapacious robber baron like Romney -- is nowhere nearly equivalent to military service on behalf of the country and the Romney family should be ashamed for ever having suggested or implied that it was.
#228 Oct 20, 2012
Serving your country and serving yourself are 2 completely different things.
Putting your life on the line in the military is very much different than donning a short-sleeved white shirt, a skinny tie and a bicycle helmet. Romney is a coward, plain and simple.Wonder how he would have wiggled out of serving in Vietnam if he hadn't had his religious cult to fall back on as an excuse.
And you Ann and your husband having your sons wiggle out of military service by claiming that they were serving the country by helping daddy get elected is just about as bad
#229 Oct 20, 2012
The candidate's wife explained that Mormon missions were like military service in that "you're going outside of yourself, you're working and you're helping others. And it changes you.
Sounds a lot like being a community organizer with the exception that most community organizers don't serve for the benefit of a particular religious community, but for the benefit of the community as a whole. Teabaggers need to chew on that for a while.
#230 Oct 20, 2012
I don't just want Willard "Mitt" Romney to lose the election -- I want him investigated and indicted. I want him to spend years in Federal prison for tax evasion, and I want him to live out the rest of his life in poverty, depending on the government for food and health care.
#231 Oct 20, 2012
One of Serial Liar Mitt Romney's most offensive "quips" surmised that President Obama was thinking, approximately, "So little time, and so much redistribution to be done..."
It at once reflected the vast gap between the very wealthy "consequential" (in their minds only) and the rest of us and illustrated their cry-baby tendency any time the wealthy are asked to pay their fair share. They are the ones whining about income redistribution -- whereas, in fact, they are all for redistributing our relatively meager wealthy into their pockets; they see nothing wrong with that at all.
These privileged fat cats have no problem with the fact that they have raped the Treasury thanks to the inane Bush tax cuts, redistributing the wealth that belongs to all of us, but they howl like the dickens when they are asked to contribute anything at all toward the common good. For all their moaning about "entitlements", they do not for a moment hesitating in asserting that of course they are entitled to steal as much as they want, using any unfair reasoning, illegal ruse or illogical trick they can think of.
#232 Oct 20, 2012
Hummer Giver learn the meaning of communist and progressive then get back to us.
#233 Oct 20, 2012
ARE YOU IN THE MILITARY,JOINING FOR MITT AND HIS CREW OF BUSH NEOCONS OR RUNNING OFF AT THE LIPS.
#234 Oct 20, 2012
Wow, really MAUL, you are slandering those in the military which makes it safe for you to speak your crap. That is really a low blow. If you don't like our military fine, but keep your mouth shut. It is piss ants like you that undermines our country.
#235 Oct 21, 2012
I keep forgetting...can you remind me again what Obama's military record is or is that sealed too?
#236 Oct 21, 2012
I know the meaning. That's I believe you should move to a place where you would feel more at ease, You know some place where you'll fit right in . Oh by the way what is the unemployment in Cuba ? I'm sure you find this interesting sounds like your kind of place...But then I don't anything about communism or progressives....
Unemployment: 45 % by 2015
To the degree that Raúl Castros reforms succeed in liberalizing Cubas labor market the government will then have to figure out what to do with hundreds of thousands of formerly subsidized workers accustomed to non-productive roles at bloated ministries and state-run enterprises. While many individuals may be incentivized by higher wages or better prospects as self-employed service providers, vendors, and would-be farmer-entrepreneurs (10), the sudden downsizing of the public sector has exposed an actual unemployment rate estimated at above 25 percent, and rising.(11) Furthermore, Cubas structural unemployment problem can only be expected to worsen in the near term while the government continues to let go of as many as 1.3 million surplus workers in the next few years. The states need to rapidly cut costs and enhance productivity will unleash an avalanche of public-sector workers onto the streets and exacerbate the shortage of jobs far beyond what the islands real economy, dependent on tourism and remittances, could offset even in the best of circumstances. Last year, when the lay-offs began, the actual number of Cubans without a sustainable, productive occupation (whether nominally employed or otherwise) had already reached about 1.3 million (12). Although the government announced in March 2011 that it would delay its initial deadline for the downsizing of the states payroll, it intends to transfer 200,000 workers per year into the ranks of the self-employed over the next five years.(13) Moreover, the term self-employed increasingly serves as a euphemism for those who have lost their state-subsidized jobs and must now scramble to find any alternative source of income. We estimate that, as the regime presses on with its economic reform policies, the countrys real, street-level unemployment rate will exceed 30 percent in 2011. Ultimately, actual unemployed and underemployed workers may account for as much as 45 percent of the Cuban labor force by 2015.(14)
In the words of Lenins provocative pamphlet, what is to be done? For many Cubans the answer lies in a place rather than in politics: Miami. For Havana, however, the mass migration of unskilled, unemployable and unproductive segments of the workforce to the South Florida region may also serve its own purposes in the ongoing standoff with Washington. Much as Fidel Castro outmaneuvered and embarrassed multiple U.S. administrations (Republican and Democrat alike), and won strategic concessions, through the use or threat of migration as a foreign policy weapon, Raúl Castro could quietly but effectively shift over a million surplus workers across the Florida Straits, and transfer the socio-economic costs and political consequences of the regimes policies to Miami-Dade, Tallahassee, and the White House.
#237 Oct 21, 2012
Cubas Two and a Half Million Displaced Workers:¿Bienvenidos a Miami?
In fact, the decade that just concluded set a new immigration record as more than 274,000 Cubans obtained legal permanent residency in the United States from 2000 to 2009. This silent, steady surge in U.S.-bound emigration overtook the previous peak period of the late 1960s-early 1970s (when some 256,000 refugees fled the island).(15) The magnitude of this migration also suggests that we are witnessing a massive movement of population no longer propelled by individual ideological convictions, collective class struggles (e.g., Revolution, communism, expropriation, etc.), or even singular historic events (e.g., Mariel boatlift), but rather by underlying structural and socio-economic factors. At the current rate (16) we estimate that some 400,000 Cubans (a 46 percent increase over the preceding decade) will emigrate and resettle permanently in the United States (80 percent within the state of Florida alone) between 2010 and 2019. This projection does not, however, take into account the impact of large-scale, long-term unemployment on emigration in the years to come, which could draw on at least 2.5 million displaced and discouraged workers. In the post-Soviet Special Period of the early 1990s the Castro regime attempted to instantly create jobs by transferring about 800,000 employees from state-owned enterprises to an expanded self-employment sector, which in turn largely caters to the tourism industry, or to government-subsidized small-scale urban farming. This experimental intervention in the labor market, without addressing the Cuban economys fundamental problems, resulted in an actual unemployment rate approaching 50 percent of the total workforce by 1995 (17), or the equivalent of two and a half million idle and underemployed workers today.
#238 Oct 21, 2012
THE WELFARE STATE AND ITS ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS: A
VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR POST-CASTROS CUBA?
More than fifty years ago the distinguished Austrian
economist Friedrich Hayek in his brilliant book The
Road to Serfdom wrote the following statement:The
coming of socialism was to be the leap from the
realm of necessity to the realm of freedom. It was to
bring economic freedom, without which the political
freedom already gained was not worth having.
Only socialism was capable of effecting the consummation
of the age-long struggle for freedom, in
which the attainment of political freedom was but a
first step.1 Recent events in the former Soviet Union
and other socialist states have proven that the freedom
from necessity so much promised by the defenders
of centralized economic policies never materialized.
The irresponsible promises of increased
wealth and the elimination of poverty lured many
well intentioned people, including not a few intellectuals,
into the socialist camp without realizing that
they were being led into what Hayek called the High
Road to Servitude.
#239 Oct 22, 2012
Bush's Reichstag fire.Patriot act already in the can. Afghanistan & Iraq plans ready. PNAC pining for a new Pearl Harbor.
Something else that was buried in the rubble of 9/11 was rummy on the hill on 9/10, trying to explain to congress where $2.3 trillion disappeared to.
Bonus points: the area of the pentagon hit by "flight 77" (bullshit) was occupied by accountants looking for said $2.3 T.
What a coincidence.
#240 Oct 22, 2012
Go ahead tell me that BushCo didn't allow 9-11 to happen as a perfect excuse to blame Saddam and attack Iraq.
9-11 gave the Reich wing carte blanche to violate the constitution, international laws, and common decency, and not one of these scumbags has been prosecuted for it.
#241 Oct 22, 2012
You have better check yourself in right away. You are so far out there that you are being laughed at. WOO WOO, maybe Bush and Romney are aliens eeeeeek. Run Maul run.
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