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Highball Harry

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Oh am I! Well, that's news, but, who am I? Am I Lynch, or Sonny? Or another demon in your head?
Calling people killers is a bit offensive as if you understood the word or cared whatever Mr. piss in the wind!
"What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with anything?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda."
The guy from Spain pegged you out loser, we know that's you. Only, it's not an agenda, it's a sad life of misery and delusion, weeping on your pillow and loneliness.
Enjoy it piss head, keep posting your ridiculous unconnected thoughts, it's good for people to know the depth of your mental condition.
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and takes lots of prescription meds like a duck, well, it might just try tio kill you by stabbing and beating you with a golf club. Unlike a duck. Just sayin'.
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An American wrote:
The guy from Belgium can see through your ignorant BS, man are you people stupid!
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What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with immigration?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda.
I don't think it's topical.
ON this you are 100% correct, that's exaclty what they're doing! it makes them feel better about themselves, has to be it cause there is no way that many people are the same person, and those who practice this diversion have ZERO ability to recognize writing styles. So everyone who disagrees with them and poses uncombfortable questions to them, get the same treatment, it's either "hey Lynch" or "hey Sonny", it's quite comical if it wasn't so ignorant. "
Why a "guy from Belgium" is posting on Fitchburg Topix is beyond my understanding. But if you believe it's true and good for your mental health then I say good for you. Sorry but I gotaa go and make a post on Craplakistan Topix.
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Typical of you carrie, is Belgium the point of dicsussion? NO!!!

"An American wrote:
The guy from Belgium can see through your ignorant BS, man are you people stupid!
"Sam wrote:
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What is your interest in this Lynch fellow and what does it have to do with immigration?
It seems like you're trying to identify posters, associate them with other people who have been dubbed criminal, and use that as a bases for some agenda.
I don't think it's topical.
ON this you are 100% correct, that's exaclty what they're doing! it makes them feel better about themselves, has to be it cause there is no way that many people are the same person, and those who practice this diversion have ZERO ability to recognize writing styles. So everyone who disagrees with them and poses uncombfortable questions to them, get the same treatment, it's either "hey Lynch" or "hey Sonny", it's quite comical if it wasn't so ignorant. "

Why a "guy from Belgium" is posting on Fitchburg Topix is beyond my understanding. But if you believe it's true and good for your mental health then I say good for you. Sorry but I gotaa go and make a post on Craplakistan Topix.
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Highball Harry wrote:
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If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and takes lots of prescription meds like a duck, well, it might just try tio kill you by stabbing and beating you with a golf club. Unlike a duck. Just sayin'.
If they cannot address the point, it's attack the person, again and again and again without ever addressing the point!!!

Got anything at all to say to address the failings of your scandal mania, no, you don't you useless citizen!
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"So everyone who disagrees with them and poses uncombfortable questions to them, get the same treatment, it's either "hey Lynch" or "hey Sonny", it's quite comical if it wasn't so ignorant. "

Keep it coming ignorant Republican poster children!!!
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After House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback last week, watching their members defeat their own farm bill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) reflexively blamed the House Democratic minority for the failure. It didn't matter that it was the House GOP that killed the bill; what mattered was an incoherent attempt at playing the blame game.

But that was last week, and the dust had not yet settled. After taking the weekend to think about it, clearly prominent Republican lawmakers will have come up with more sensible talking points, right? Wrong (thanks to my colleague Tricia McKinney for the tip).

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Monday that Republicans in the House "can't govern" if Democrats do not keep their word on how they plan to vote, laying blame for the defeat of last week's farm bill at the feet of the minority party. "The Democrats promised 40 votes and they didn't deliver the votes that they promised," Ryan told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Our leaders brought the bill to the floor based on the commitment that the Democrats from the agricultural districts made, and then during consideration on the floor, they reneged on the promise."

Look, I realize Paul Ryan has a terrible memory, and he's not especially good with numbers, but this is demonstrably ridiculous.

Indeed, it's not at all complicated. There were 40 House Dems who intended to vote for the Republicans' farm bill, but many balked after GOP lawmakers moved it further to the right, which hardly constitutes a broken promise. In the end, 24 of the 40 supported the legislation.

But here's the key: if those 16 Democrats who balked had voted for the bill, it would have fallen short anyway. Ryan doesn't even need a calculator: the bill had 195 votes. Add 16 to that, and you get 211 votes -- seven short of what was needed.

Ryan's party killed its own legislation, and this drive to blame Democrats isn't just foolish, it's also at odds with basic arithmetic: 195 + 16 = 211, not 218.

Are House Republican leaders so allergic to responsibility that they can't own up to their own obvious failures?

NO republican today can "own up to their failures", it's not in their DNA anymore, screw integrity, to hell with owning your positions, never a level playing field anymore, who needs basic arithmatic, just blank eyes that say, "no I didn't", no suh!

OR, they ignore basic reality and attack anyone who points these things out to them, proof positive!!
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There's a salient downside to forward-thinking coverage of current events: occasionally, the political world gets a story wrong, and needs to pause to look backwards.

This may well be as much a part of human nature as news gathering. A development happens, we notice it and take it seriously, but as we learn the development wasn't as interesting as we initially believed, we move on to the next development. There's a certain awkwardness to consciously looking backwards and acknowledging,

"Hmm, maybe I overreacted."

But when it comes to accountability, politics, and the public discourse, it'd be nice if this happened anyway. I mention this, of course, because for about a month, the political world, with all-caps commentary and a whole lot of exclamation points, said President Obama was involved in a series of "scandals" that threatened his entire presidency. Those controversies have been largely discredited, but there's no moment at which pundits and politicians tell the public,

"Oh, about all that overheated impeachment talk, obsessive speculation about a 'second-term curse,' and Nixon comparisons? Never mind. Our bad."

As Jon Chait explained yesterday,

The whole Obama scandal episode is a classic creation of a "narrative" -- the stitching together of unrelated data points into a story. What actually happened is this: House Republicans passed a twisted account of a hearing to ABC's Jonathan Karl, who misleadingly claimed to have seen it, creating the impression that the administration was caught in a major lie. Then the IRS story broke, which we now see was Republicans demanding a one-sided audit and thus producing the impression of one-sided treatment. In that context, legitimate controversies over Obama's civil-rights policies became the "three Obama scandals," exposing a government panopticon, if not a Nixonian administration bent on revenge.

The collapse of the Benghazi story happened very quickly.... But the scandal cloud lingered through the still-extant IRS scandal, which in turn lent the scandal odor to the civil-liberties dispute. Now that the IRS scandal has turned into a Darrell Issa scandal, we're left with ... an important dispute over domestic surveillance, which has nothing to do with scandal at all. The entire scandal narrative was an illusion.

That's true, though the American mainstream and casual news consumers almost certainly won't know that because there's so little introspection among those who told them to believe the White House was in "crisis." I.E. REPUBLICANS

The public couldn't help but hear about the "Obama scandals," and will never see any front-page headlines declaring the scandals over.

Indeed, even now, much of the public can be forgiven for assuming the worst. Everyone from Jon Stewart to Rush Limbaugh spent much of May expressing disgust with the president for stories like the IRS controversy, which turned out not to be a controversy at all, at least not for the White House.

And with that in mind, the damage is already done. The perception has already taken root. Obama was surrounded by several "scandals"; his every move was little more than an effort to distract attention from his many controversies; and everyone knows where there's smoke, there's fire, right?

Chait added that the whole uproar has "come and gone, having left barely a trace." I think that's true, though the "trace" is a diminished presidential reputation based largely on nothing.

The walkbacks from the commentators who were wrong never appear, because that's just not how our discourse seems to work. The political world treated Scandal Mania as a toy for several weeks, which eventually grew tiresome, which in turn led to a search for something new to play with.

There is no effort to look back and explain to voters that Scandal Mania was itself a mirage, and the disgust was misplaced.

I'm here to do that, to say, all these scandals were a never real, fabricated by cherry picking narratives falsely!

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An American seems to have an acute case of diahrhea of the mouth. You, sir, are a moron and you're wasting everyone's time. Now go back to fondling little boys.
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So to make short story long, why has everyone ivolved in the 'scandals' either been fired or quit?
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FLRetiree wrote:
An American seems to have an acute case of diahrhea of the mouth. You, sir, are a moron and you're wasting everyone's time. Now go back to fondling little boys.
yes yes of course, when you have no response to the actual reality of the situation, just make believe it doesn't exist and attack me, common for you to use pedophile references to do that though, wonder why that is! I suggest, it's always on your mind!
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Hmmmm wrote:
So to make short story long, why has everyone ivolved in the 'scandals' either been fired or quit?
read it and weap, no White House involvment in any of them!!!!
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How republicans dismiss facts for feelings and perception...

"Erick Erickson had a curious rant the other day about those out-of-touch Americans inside "the NYC-DC corridor" and everyone out in the real America, and how they perceive current events differently. The conservative pundit argued, for example, that most Americans are "nervous about," among other things, "the price of a gallon of milk and loaf of bread that keep going up though Ben Bernanke tells them there is no inflation."

Paul Krugman, as is his wont, wrote up an item in response, pointing out that the price of a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread have been quite steady in recent years. Krugman even included charts.

That probably would have been the end of it, except Politico's Dylan Byers got in touch with the Fox News pundit, asking about the discrepancy between his claim and the facts. Erickson responded in an email (via Simon Maloy):

"Paul uses a chart to try to disprove the reality that Americans with small kids actually experience at the grocery store.... Not everything is academic or chartable and sometimes the accuracy of the chart isn't as real to people as the perception they have that their grocery store bills are getting more expensive though their shopping habits haven't changed.[...]

"Seriously, Paul's point is correct, but it is an issue of perception of people versus the reality of his chart. He can certainly go tell people milk prices haven't gone up, but good luck getting them to believe him."

This is about the point at which Erickson morphs into Stephen Colbert's on-air persona, perhaps unaware that it's satire.

It doesn't matter what is true, the argument goes, but rather, what seems true. Sure, liberals can find value in facts and accuracy, but isn't it better to have perceptions?

If we want to know whether the price of a gallon of milk has increased, we could look at the data and get a reliable answer. But why bother when we can guess, assume our conjecture is correct, and know in our gut we're right -- even if we're not?

Erickson's point to Byers seems to be that perception is reality. A Nobel laureate can tell folks the price of milk and bread has been stable, but if people don't believe the facts, the facts don't matter.

But isn't that why we have media professionals, pundits, and commentators? Not to put too fine a point on this, but I'm reasonably certain Erickson gets paid to provide information to his audience -- from his own unique perspective -- helping them make sense of current events. Americans sometimes need a hand separating fact from fiction, and they turn to journalists and news organizations they consider reliable to bring reality into focus.

Erickson is effectively saying his role as a media professional is irrelevant -- people will simply perceive truths whether they're consistent with the facts or not. Sure, Erickson could provide the public with facts, but good luck getting them to believe them."

They prefer to BS their way through everything!
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"It doesn't matter what is true, the argument goes, but rather, what seems true. Sure, liberals can find value in facts and accuracy, but isn't it better to have perceptions?

If we want to know whether the price of a gallon of milk has increased, we could look at the data and get a reliable answer. But why bother when we can guess, assume our conjecture is correct, and know in our gut we're right -- even if we're not?

Erickson's point to Byers seems to be that perception is reality. A Nobel laureate can tell folks the price of milk and bread has been stable, but if people don't believe the facts, the facts don't matter.
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One of my all time favorites is 'what's in the bill?'. Well you have to pass it to find out.

Real trasparency there.
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An American wrote:
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read it and weap, no White House involvment in any of them!!!!
Very astute observation. That's the problem with this administration, the White House has no idea what's going on in this country.
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Right, and things are going along pretty well, the only things we're having trouble with are the things Republicans can manage to sabotage and undermine any efforts to improve them.

Couple examples, get rid of the sequestration cuts, no person on this earth really say's taking hundreds of millions of GDP out of the economy will help create JOBS! Rememebr how Republicans say their all about Jobs? Really? How about another Abortion restriction vote?

Further on the Budget and deficit, how about the Republicans take to Conference and work out the Budget they've been crying to get (rightfully) for 4 years? That's the next step, both plans go to conference for a final budget, why won't they do that???????

How about turning some of that protected Wall Street cheap loan program away and back into infrastructure and roads and bridges improvement, you know, invest in America? Wall Street Banks certainly don't need it any more, market has doubled since the recovery began! No say Republicans, Gubment spending bad!

Maybe Tax a millionaire a few more pennies instead of forcing unemployed and poor people to the streets for food by eliminating subsidized food services for the elderly!

Maybe, stop the Cancer patients from being turned away because of Medicaid cuts? No, say Republicans.

How about Republicans do ONE THING that invests in this Country they love to say is so great, do you think it's great because everything fell from trees?

What would Jesus do?

Deny Healthcare coverage to more people?
Reduce and end help for the unemployed?
Supress Voters?
Tax poor people and give the Rich more Tax breaks?
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OR, just continue wasting time and money trying to scandal Obama and the White House, gee, what will Republicans do!!!!
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Yo, the point you seem to miss!

A White House scandal has to have only one thing, White House involvement!!

"An American wrote:
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read it and weap, no White House involvment in any of them!!!!

"Very astute observation."
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An American wrote:
Right, and things are going along pretty well, the only things we're having trouble with are the things Republicans can manage to sabotage and undermine any efforts to improve them.
Couple examples, get rid of the sequestration cuts, no person on this earth really say's taking hundreds of millions of GDP out of the economy will help create JOBS! Rememebr how Republicans say their all about Jobs? Really? How about another Abortion restriction vote?
Further on the Budget and deficit, how about the Republicans take to Conference and work out the Budget they've been crying to get (rightfully) for 4 years? That's the next step, both plans go to conference for a final budget, why won't they do that???????
How about turning some of that protected Wall Street cheap loan program away and back into infrastructure and roads and bridges improvement, you know, invest in America? Wall Street Banks certainly don't need it any more, market has doubled since the recovery began! No say Republicans, Gubment spending bad!
Maybe Tax a millionaire a few more pennies instead of forcing unemployed and poor people to the streets for food by eliminating subsidized food services for the elderly!
Maybe, stop the Cancer patients from being turned away because of Medicaid cuts? No, say Republicans.
How about Republicans do ONE THING that invests in this Country they love to say is so great, do you think it's great because everything fell from trees?
What would Jesus do?
Deny Healthcare coverage to more people?
Reduce and end help for the unemployed?
Supress Voters?
Tax poor people and give the Rich more Tax breaks?
Now you have sort of lost me there rambling man. How does abortions create jobs? Please explain.
i am so confused

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An American wrote:
OR, just continue wasting time and money trying to scandal Obama and the White House, gee, what will Republicans do!!!!
Your not much of an American if you forgot to take your hat off for the pledge of allegiance!

Move on little doggie, your credibility is gone on this topic.

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