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teabaggers

Homestead, PA

#56750 Mar 24, 2014
The irony of the big GOP push for voter ID laws seems to be that when it comes to actual voter fraud, Republicans are often the ones who are most responsible. Consider the following examples of voter fraud that have been committed over the past few years:
◾The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has recently closed two cases involving Strategic Allied Consulting, a Republican hired vendor. Although investigators found at least 11 voter registration forms that were of questionable authenticity, no charges were filed due to lack of evidence. Strategic Allied Consulting is the subject of three ongoing cases in Florida. A FDLE spokesperson said that no details could be provided regarding those cases.
◾Last November two Republican voters in separate states decided to prove how easy it would be to vote illegally. Both were arrested and charged with voter fraud.
◾In February 2012 a jury found Indiana’s Republican secretary of state, Charlie White, guilty on six counts of voter fraud, theft, and perjury.
◾Four staffers of Republican congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) were indicted last August, charged with submitting over 1,500 “forged and falsified” signatures in what the Michigan attorney general, also a Republican, called a “blatant” and “disgraceful” attempt to qualify the congressman for last year’s ballot.
Read more here:
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/06/21/shock...
Jailed: GOP candidate hit with jail time for voter fraud ????
A Republican candidate who ran for a Massachusetts state House seat in 2012 has been sentenced to a year in jail after he pled guilty to voter fraud.
During the 2012 election, Jack Villamaino ran in the Republican primary for a state House seat in Massachusetts. Villamaino resigned last year as the scandal broke during the Republican primary and was the East Longmeadow Board of Selectmen chairman. Villamaino plead guilty to felony charges of stealing nearly 300 ballots and changing their party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in an attempt to win the election. Only a few days later, the same number of absentee ballot requests found their way to the town clerk’s office and the list was a “name-for-name match” compared to the list that Villamaino had changed.
read more here, I got another 20 more articles of teabagger fraud !!
http://www.examiner.com/article/jailed-gop-ca...
teabagger gagger

Homestead, PA

#56751 Mar 24, 2014
Lying Dems wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see how honest you are...do you think Obama is perfect? Can you find one thing he's done wrong in his presidency so far?
I know a few things he could have done differently, and how about your views on Bush, can you find the things he has done wrong in his Presidency.?
teabagger gagger

Homestead, PA

#56752 Mar 24, 2014
A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to forging thousands of signatures in trying to get former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the ballot in the state’s 2012 presidential primary, an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville reported.

In December 2011, Adam Ward, 28, collected more than 11,000 signatures, according to prosecutors, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them, WVIR reported.

Mr. Ward has pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury.

Mr. Gingrich was one of several GOP presidential candidates who failed to amass the necessary 10,000 petition signatures to get on the Virginia primary ballot and who launched an unsuccessful lawsuit to try to do so. That led to a one-on-one match-up between eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican. Mr. Romney took about 60 percent of the vote.

Read more here:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...
Lying Dems

Canton, OH

#56753 Mar 24, 2014
teabagger gagger wrote:
<quoted text> I know a few things he could have done differently, and how about your views on Bush, can you find the things he has done wrong in his Presidency.?
Honestly...yes! Many things. I will not defend his wrongs..I'd have to be blind if I said he was a great prez
teabagger gagger

Homestead, PA

#56754 Mar 24, 2014
Florida finds evidence of voter fraud by GOP-tied firm

Two employees of the Republican-aligned Strategic Allied Consulting admit to forging voter registration forms ??????

Two former employees of the consulting firm Strategic Allied Consulting, whose head Nathan Sproul has a history of legal issues as well as ties to the Republican Party, admitted to law enforcement that they committed voter fraud, the Associated Press reports.

From the AP:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported Tuesday that the two ex-employees were charged with a third degree felony. But prosecutors back in January decided to place both of them on probation because neither has a criminal history.

Strategic Allied Consulting was hired by Republicans to do voter registration drives in Florida and other states. But last fall, the state party fired the company and took the additional step of filing an election fraud complaint against the company with state officials.

Rebekah Joy Paul submitted 20 fake voter registration applications, according to the FDLE, while Christian Davis Price submitted seven. Both alleged that they were told they would not get paid unless they submitted a certain number of applications, and Paul alleges that she was instructed not to register Democrats.

In Florida, there are still four pending cases against the firm, though an attorney for the company says the investigation is looking at at most six employees, so the probe is just a “tempest in a teapot.”

“What this comes down to is that we had had a few employees who were not good employees,” Frederick Petti, the attorney for SAC, said.“They were filling out fake forms.”

read more here:

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/florida_finds...
Truth is

Canton, OH

#56755 Mar 24, 2014
No matter what party is in office..they're all politicians. People regardless of party used to admit when the president was wrong..I don't understand why people don't care anymore..they turn a blind eye when their party is in office. That is why the WHOLE Government is so corrupt. We as the people allowed it to get this way. Not that there is much we can do..but when news channels hide them(including fox) it does not help us. I hate to say it..but I vote for who I think the lesser of the two evils. I want our president to succeed...then we succeed. I'm not a fan of Obama..I liked Clinton

“Our founders”

Since: May 13

NEVER COMPLIED

#56756 Mar 24, 2014
Lying Dems wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see how honest you are...do you think Obama is perfect? Can you find one thing he's done wrong in his presidency so far?
Yes.

He pardoned Bush, an admitted international war criminal. So he has no right to complain about Assad in Syria committing war crimes or Putin for invading "sovereign nations on false pretexts." We did both and he allowed it to go unpunished.

He compromised away the single payer system for healthcare so the GOP could keep their beloved crooked insurance companies. They shouldn't exist today. For profit healthcare is a failed concept.

He needs to stop deportations of illegal immigrants until the GOP agrees to overhaul our defunct immigration system. But he won't.

He needs to eliminate metadata collection regarding US citizens. But he won't.

He needs to order Holder to decriminalize marijuana federally. But he won't.

He needs to bring our troops home from EVERYWHERE. But he won't.

He needs to use an executive order to raise minimum wage on all federal properties to $10.10 per hour.

He needs to end the idiot Jesus freak crusade to legislate vaginas with a constitutional amendment banning any government influence on healthcare decisions. But he won't.

He needs to earmark major funding to infrastructure projects and to upgrading our electric grid, and shut down the US government when the GOP blocks it. But he won't.

He needs to empower the EPA to make genuine changes to our CO2 and pollution output and create real penalties that companies cannot dismiss. But he won't.

He needs to remove corporate tax loopholes and end welfare for oil and agri- companies. But he won't.
Truth is

Canton, OH

#56757 Mar 24, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
He pardoned Bush, an admitted international war criminal. So he has no right to complain about Assad in Syria committing war crimes or Putin for invading "sovereign nations on false pretexts." We did both and he allowed it to go unpunished.
He compromised away the single payer system for healthcare so the GOP could keep their beloved crooked insurance companies. They shouldn't exist today. For profit healthcare is a failed concept.
He needs to stop deportations of illegal immigrants until the GOP agrees to overhaul our defunct immigration system. But he won't.
He needs to eliminate metadata collection regarding US citizens. But he won't.
He needs to order Holder to decriminalize marijuana federally. But he won't.
He needs to bring our troops home from EVERYWHERE. But he won't.
He needs to use an executive order to raise minimum wage on all federal properties to $10.10 per hour.
He needs to end the idiot Jesus freak crusade to legislate vaginas with a constitutional amendment banning any government influence on healthcare decisions. But he won't.
He needs to earmark major funding to infrastructure projects and to upgrading our electric grid, and shut down the US government when the GOP blocks it. But he won't.
He needs to empower the EPA to make genuine changes to our CO2 and pollution output and create real penalties that companies cannot dismiss. But he won't.
He needs to remove corporate tax loopholes and end welfare for oil and agri- companies. But he won't.
Do you think that it is wrong spying on Americans? I also think it's wrong to exempt unions from Obamacare and the rest of Americans have to pay penalties..do you agree? I think Obama should bring all our troops home. We have too many wounded vets as it is. I agree with minimum wage. There are pros and cons with him. We the people end up suffering for bad decisions that the Gov makes..it's ridiculous.
Druggie

Canton, OH

#56758 Mar 24, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
He pardoned Bush, an admitted international war criminal. So he has no right to complain about Assad in Syria committing war crimes or Putin for invading "sovereign nations on false pretexts." We did both and he allowed it to go unpunished.
He compromised away the single payer system for healthcare so the GOP could keep their beloved crooked insurance companies. They shouldn't exist today. For profit healthcare is a failed concept.
He needs to stop deportations of illegal immigrants until the GOP agrees to overhaul our defunct immigration system. But he won't.
He needs to eliminate metadata collection regarding US citizens. But he won't.
He needs to order Holder to decriminalize marijuana federally. But he won't.
He needs to bring our troops home from EVERYWHERE. But he won't.
He needs to use an executive order to raise minimum wage on all federal properties to $10.10 per hour.
He needs to end the idiot Jesus freak crusade to legislate vaginas with a constitutional amendment banning any government influence on healthcare decisions. But he won't.
He needs to earmark major funding to infrastructure projects and to upgrading our electric grid, and shut down the US government when the GOP blocks it. But he won't.
He needs to empower the EPA to make genuine changes to our CO2 and pollution output and create real penalties that companies cannot dismiss. But he won't.
He needs to remove corporate tax loopholes and end welfare for oil and agri- companies. But he won't.
He needs to keep idiots like yourself off topix. You weed smoking baby killing moron..he needs to make lazy people like yourself get jobs..but he won't..you don't believe in war because it kills Americans which sign up..last i heard there hasn't been a draft in years...but you believe in killing innocent children? You are such a retard..there is no fixing the stupid! Go get a job..Mcdonalds is hiring. But..you won't..you'll continue to beg on interchange road you pathetic puke!
Druggie

Canton, OH

#56759 Mar 24, 2014
Truth is wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think that it is wrong spying on Americans? I also think it's wrong to exempt unions from Obamacare and the rest of Americans have to pay penalties..do you agree? I think Obama should bring all our troops home. We have too many wounded vets as it is. I agree with minimum wage. There are pros and cons with him. We the people end up suffering for bad decisions that the Gov makes..it's ridiculous.
Yes it's wrong! Duh! Idiot

“Our founders”

Since: May 13

NEVER COMPLIED

#56760 Mar 24, 2014
Druggie wrote:
<quoted text>
He needs to keep idiots like yourself off topix. You weed smoking baby killing moron..he needs to make lazy people like yourself get jobs..but he won't..you don't believe in war because it kills Americans which sign up..last i heard there hasn't been a draft in years...but you believe in killing innocent children? You are such a retard..there is no fixing the stupid! Go get a job..Mcdonalds is hiring. But..you won't..you'll continue to beg on interchange road you pathetic puke!
Another child left behind.

“Our founders”

Since: May 13

NEVER COMPLIED

#56761 Mar 24, 2014
Truth is wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you think that it is wrong spying on Americans? I also think it's wrong to exempt unions from Obamacare and the rest of Americans have to pay penalties..do you agree? I think Obama should bring all our troops home. We have too many wounded vets as it is. I agree with minimum wage. There are pros and cons with him. We the people end up suffering for bad decisions that the Gov makes..it's ridiculous.
Don't confuse metadata collection with spying on Americans. You don't own your phone bill or records, the phone company does. And nobody's recording your phone conversations because there is no benefit to doing so. Having said that, I blame our phone companies for releasing our data, and I disagree with our government's efforts to collect it. But it was a program started by Bush and is backed by both parties (presumably because it has worked in the past in some unknown security paradigm). Obama needs to show us evidence that it has worked or end it. One or the other.

No one is exempt from Obamacare. There are varying time frames for inclusion, as there should be. The penalty is $8 a month. Get over it. Or buy insurance.

There are pros and cons with everyone. We've had three options on 6 years - a madman willing to give Sara Palin the nuclear launch codes, a guy who wears special underwear to protect himself from evil spirits, or a Nobel Prize-winning constitutional law professor from Harvard. We made the right choice.

Twice.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#56762 Mar 24, 2014
Damn straight!!!.....Imagine the absolute horror of McCain-Palin, right now....McCain would be trading nukes with Putin......
My take

Homestead, PA

#56763 Mar 24, 2014
I agree, if you don't have healthcare and complain about the cost don't buy it, pay the small fee each year from your income tax refund or through payroll deduction. However if for some reason you fall out of that tree your trimming with your chainsaw that you had to do a 'You Tube" search on "How to operate a chain saw", and you fall out of the tree with chain running at 10,000 RPM's cutting off you leg, then if you have no healthcare how do you pay that bill?
I think $200 or $400 a month payment for healthcare is much cheaper than a $600,000-$900,000 bill from the hospital ......Don't need a law degree to figure this out.
So all those out there ,forget the insurance coverage that you cant afford, pay the BIG bill when you get hurt.......because Obama wont come after you, the insurance company will.....I wouldn't want to risk selling my house and giving up my first born to pay a BIG medical bill!
Forget the people on welfare, they pay nothing and this just didn't happen on Obama's watch, it's been going on for 40 years........cut out the fraud and give it to the people that need it..........disabled vets, single moms and dads, children with life long disabilities ,elderly in nursing homes and living at home or with a family member.. as strange as it seems , welfare is needed, just crack down on the fraud, don't encourage it....I'm tired of paying for dead beats and I'm tried of paying politicians that only work 159 days a year at six figure incomes and get nothing done
C Rice

Homestead, PA

#56764 Mar 24, 2014
The United States healthcare system is a disaster.

The United States comprises only 4% of the world's population, consumes 75% of prescription medication manufactured, yet is 72nd in health according to the World Health Organization.

I think people that deal with obesity should pay double as well as a smoker, if you're fat and smoke your healthcare premiums should triple.

If you eat at McDonalds 5 times week , you shouldn't qualify for insurance at all....just light a fart and hope it backfires and burns for hours.
Newt G

Homestead, PA

#56765 Mar 24, 2014
A guy in Idaho complained about his healthcare premiums under Obamacare. He said he shouldn't be forced to buy insurance, but is forced to buy car insurance. Too funny !
He claims he cant afford the $212.00 a month for the insurance plan that he seen on healthcare.gov , he said ,"It's a great plan with low deductibles, and choices of various doctors and hospitals when he lives.
However, he strapped for cash ,saying he has a $379.00 car payment plus his $92.00 cell phone bill a month, plus his internet and cable TV which are combined at $189.00 a month. Plus he likes to gamble at the casino near him which cost him about $350.00 a month ( he stated that's his 'entertainment money', and also likes to go on vacation every year ( not some smelly dirty beach in this country ) but out of this country to Aruba and Jamaica at approx.$4000.00 for an all inclusive week long getaway. He's single , 38 years old and likes to date and eat out frequently. He cant seem to cough up $212.00 a month though.
Did I mention he's Republican also ?
Delusional Progressives

Ashburn, VA

#56766 Mar 24, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes.
He pardoned Bush, an admitted international war criminal. So he has no right to complain about Assad in Syria committing war crimes or Putin for invading "sovereign nations on false pretexts." We did both and he allowed it to go unpunished.
He compromised away the single payer system for healthcare so the GOP could keep their beloved crooked insurance companies. They shouldn't exist today. For profit healthcare is a failed concept.
He needs to stop deportations of illegal immigrants until the GOP agrees to overhaul our defunct immigration system. But he won't.
He needs to eliminate metadata collection regarding US citizens. But he won't.
He needs to order Holder to decriminalize marijuana federally. But he won't.
He needs to bring our troops home from EVERYWHERE. But he won't.
He needs to use an executive order to raise minimum wage on all federal properties to $10.10 per hour.
He needs to end the idiot Jesus freak crusade to legislate vaginas with a constitutional amendment banning any government influence on healthcare decisions. But he won't.
He needs to earmark major funding to infrastructure projects and to upgrading our electric grid, and shut down the US government when the GOP blocks it. But he won't.
He needs to empower the EPA to make genuine changes to our CO2 and pollution output and create real penalties that companies cannot dismiss. But he won't.
He needs to remove corporate tax loopholes and end welfare for oil and agri- companies. But he won't.
So who is a progressive? You might be one if

* You think health care is a basic human right, and that single-payer national health insurance is a worthwhile reform on our way toward creating a non-profit national health care service.

* You think that human rights ought always to trump property rights.

* You think U.S. military spending is an obscene waste of resources, and that the only freedom this spending protects is the freedom of economic elites to exploit working people all around the planet....

* You think public education should be free, not just from kindergarten through high school, but as far as a person is willing and able to go....

* You think that electoral democracy is not enough, and that democracy must also be participatory and extend to workplaces.

* You think that strengthening the rights of all workers to unionize and bargain collectively is a useful step toward full economic democracy....

* You think that a class system which forces some people to do dirty, dangerous, boring work all the time, while others get to do clean, safe, interesting work all the time, can never deliver social justice.

* You think that regulating big corporations isn't enough, and that such corporations, if they are allowed to exist at all, must either serve the common good or be put into public receivership....

* You think it's wrong to allow individuals to accumulate wealth without limits, and that the highest incomes should be capped well before they begin to threaten community and democracy.

* You think that wealth, not just income, should be taxed....

* You think that anyone who desires the reins of power that come with high political office should, by reason of that desire, be seen as unfit for the job....

* You think that national borders, while sometimes establishing territories of safety, more often establish territories of exploitation, much like gang turf....

* You think that, ideally, no one would have more wealth more than they need until everyone has at least as much as they need to live a safe, happy, decent life.

* You recognize that an economic system [capitalism] which requires continuous expansion, destroys the environment, relies on rapidly-depleting fossil fuels, exacerbates inequality, and leads to war after war is unsustainable and must be replaced.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/arti...
Dems Will Pay for This

Ashburn, VA

#56767 Mar 24, 2014
WATCH: Americans in Every State Affected by Obamacare
March 23, 2014

Happy fourth birthday, Obamacare!

From sea to shining sea, in blue states and in red states, people are struggling with the negative effects of Obamacare, including higher premiums, cancelled insurance policies, and new policies that don’t include patients’ current doctors.

Watch this video to see news reports of Americans in every single state grabble with Obamacare’s problems.

http://blog.heritage.org/2014/03/23/watch-ame...
Fast eddie

Folsom, PA

#56768 Mar 24, 2014
I'll be back
D Rumsfeld

Homestead, PA

#56769 Mar 24, 2014
Delusional Progressives wrote:
<quoted text>
So who is a progressive? You might be one if
* You think health care is a basic human right, and that single-payer national health insurance is a worthwhile reform on our way toward creating a non-profit national health care service.
* You think that human rights ought always to trump property rights.
* You think U.S. military spending is an obscene waste of resources, and that the only freedom this spending protects is the freedom of economic elites to exploit working people all around the planet....
* You think public education should be free, not just from kindergarten through high school, but as far as a person is willing and able to go....
* You think that electoral democracy is not enough, and that democracy must also be participatory and extend to workplaces.
* You think that strengthening the rights of all workers to unionize and bargain collectively is a useful step toward full economic democracy....
* You think that a class system which forces some people to do dirty, dangerous, boring work all the time, while others get to do clean, safe, interesting work all the time, can never deliver social justice.
* You think that regulating big corporations isn't enough, and that such corporations, if they are allowed to exist at all, must either serve the common good or be put into public receivership....
* You think it's wrong to allow individuals to accumulate wealth without limits, and that the highest incomes should be capped well before they begin to threaten community and democracy.
* You think that wealth, not just income, should be taxed....
* You think that anyone who desires the reins of power that come with high political office should, by reason of that desire, be seen as unfit for the job....
* You think that national borders, while sometimes establishing territories of safety, more often establish territories of exploitation, much like gang turf....
* You think that, ideally, no one would have more wealth more than they need until everyone has at least as much as they need to live a safe, happy, decent life.
* You recognize that an economic system [capitalism] which requires continuous expansion, destroys the environment, relies on rapidly-depleting fossil fuels, exacerbates inequality, and leads to war after war is unsustainable and must be replaced.
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/arti...


Your list is incomplete. Many policy issues of importance to progressives go unmentioned. Others might say that the list leans too far to the left, or not far enough. It could also be said that some items are vague (what does it mean to say that human rights ought always to trump property rights?). These are all useful responses. If we hope to work together to transform the social world, we need to know what we agree on, what we don't agree on, and what needs further hashing-out.

In the end, however, it's not labels and identities and criteria for bestowing them that really matter. Political terms have consequences, but only because of how we use them. Which suggests another item for the list. You might be a progressive if you think that it's important to take seriously the meaning of political identities, but that what really matters is living out those identities in ways that help to create more peace, justice, and equality.

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