#55886 Jan 29, 2014
Addendum: The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act was ultimately was signed in to law (Warning: PDF) in May, 2010, after the Republicans got their asses handed to them. They understood this shit stain was behaving so outrageously even the usual suspects couldn't continue enabling him.
But apparently their memory is shorter than a fruit fly on meth, because once again ... this monster turns his back on the men and women who least deserve the abuse. If the people who rushed into Ground Zero when everyone else was busy running the other way don't deserve the GOP's support, who the hell do they work for?
Thanks Tom !
#55887 Jan 29, 2014
Fox News Has One Of The Oldest, Whitest Audiences In Television
Who woulda thought? LMAO!
Rapidly aging viewers and declining ad revenue make the network's future uncertain
Liberals love to criticize Fox News, and when they do, conservatives love to remind them that Fox has more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined, which is true.
It's an impressive-sounding factoid, until you take into account just how small the entire audience for cable news is. To put it in perspective, Fox News just manages to pull a million viewers during primetime while the lowest-rated network news program, CBS Evening News, has an average nightly audience of 8 million.
And Fox has another problem - their audience is old and only getting older, with the median age of their viewers being 68. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with having one of the oldest audiences in television, except when it comes to advertising, because the target demographic for most ads is between 25 and 54.:
Fox's viewership in that key demographic of 25-54 has been steadily declining while CNN has experienced gains. Unless the trend reverses itself or Fox finds a way to enfranchise younger viewers, their audience will begin to shrink in the upcoming years.
Fox also has one of the whitest audiences in television:
There just aren't enough older white people that can elect a white President!! LMAO!! While losing their base as more and more old people die off their ratings are going down, just like McCain and Romney did.......LOL!
For the time being, the network will do just fine on the money from its unusually high subscription fees. But how it fares in the future will depend on its ability to make its audience look less like a mostly-white retirement community and more like the rest of country.
#55888 Jan 29, 2014
So where's the story!?
Anybody who knows anything knows that FOX is the network of the elderly, White, bigoted and cranky. FOX is going to suffer from natural attrition.
As far as advertising, they still do well with pain meds, erectile dysfunction meds, Hoverounds, walk in showers and prune commercials
#55889 Jan 29, 2014
Old white people are easy to scare.
Fix has the "fear ticker" running 24-7.
Ever wonder why the elderly get scammed so often?
Old people ain't that smart, as a matter of fact, they even believe Fox News. LMAO!
#55890 Jan 29, 2014
Do as I say--not as I do.
CnsNews.com , January 27, 2014
96 Percent of Dems Who Support Minimum Wage Hike Don’t Pay Their Interns
Liberals are really pushing raising the minimum wage for 2014. Thirty states have put forward bills to increase it, and Democrats have made this issue part of their political strategy for this year.
Yet, a new study from the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) has exposed the proponents of raising the minimum wage of their "hypocrisy." It seems that 96% of Democrats who support such measures don't pay their interns.
The abstract of the EPI study noted that "the same Members of Congress who are supporting a 40% wage hike on private sector employers are simultaneously failing to provide any wages to their own employee interns."
#55891 Jan 29, 2014
Marisa is truth. Who the fckkk speaks like that anyway. Hey, maybe its that damnn toxic tampon that you have shoved up your asss. I think its starting to affect your fragile mental state. You know I think I've seen this Toxic Tampon Syndrome before too. I think you might just have something more in common with Michelle Bachman than being an absolute idiot lunatic. There's is one big difference though....she has the proper hole placement for her toxic paraphenalia.
Since: May 13
#55892 Jan 29, 2014
What the f_ck is "CNS News?" I've seen desperation out of the dumb tea baggers, but this is getting ridiculous. What do internships have to do with the federal minimum wage?
#55894 Jan 29, 2014
Find a 2014 paid Internship in Washington, DC. Internships, no matter what they offer, whether it’s academic credit or just old-fashioned good experience, are incredibly valuable. But paid internships are really the icing on the cake. Not only do you get exposure to your desired field and connections for the future, but you get compensated for your hard work as well! And paid internships can be found all across the country. Companies in all arenas are looking for paid interns, from accounting to editorial. A few of the most famous programs include Ernst & Young, one of the largest accountancy firms, Walt Disney, which includes housing for its interns on top of pay, and IBM, whose internship salaries increase as additional credits toward your degree are earned.
In fact, most students who intern in paying gigs are treated like regular employees, getting benefits like paid time off, overtime pay, and job-related travel reimbursement. Essentially, your paid internship is like a mini career, and it’s even better because it’s taken on before you’ve even entered the “real world.” You get the best of both worlds with these opportunities so start your paid internship search now and cash in.
#55895 Jan 29, 2014
I vote for he who brings the weed
#55896 Jan 29, 2014
ENDING the POLITICAL GAMES , BY PUBLIC HANGINGS OF ALL TREASON CONVICTONS .
CLOSE ALL AGENCES AND PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE CORRUPT AND DRAINING FUNDS.
GO BACK 100 YEARS AND ERASE ALL ILLEGAL LAWS
LIPTOK FOR GOVEROR
LIPTOK FOR PRESIDENT 2016
Since: May 13
#55898 Jan 29, 2014
Hahaha. The party of failure. Desperate much?
#55899 Jan 30, 2014
Wow, you are really stupid, come on now, whose your news source on this innuendo report. This sounds like a diatribe of situations that where interpreted erroneously by a mentally defective Tea Baggin idiot....yeah, just make shtt up as you go. It doesn't matter if there's s shred of truth...but that Is you....dumb as they come...
How long has it been since you took out that tampon...you know your only supposed to wear those things for a day or two not for months on end....I swear I'm going to get the EPA after you but I'm telling them to bring the hazmat suits just in case they have to do an extraction...ewwwweeee.
#55901 Jan 30, 2014
Yes, I'm Homestead you idiot...so what?
#55903 Jan 30, 2014
Why is the U.S. government unnecessarily collecting massive amounts of citizen financial data from private sources?
Hackers are drooling in wait.
Talk about an oxymoron: "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
WashingtonExaminer.com , January 28, 2014
Federal consumer bureau data-mining hundreds of millions of consumer credit card accounts, mortgages Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts.
It was also learned at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that CFPB officials are working with the Federal Housing Finance Agency on a second data-mining effort, this one focused on the 53 million residential mortgages taken out by Americans since 1998.
The mortgage information is being compiled in a database that can be "reversed engineered" by hackers seeking information for identify theft, according to an expert cited during the hearing.
#55905 Jan 31, 2014
#55906 Jan 31, 2014
What about Corbet pushing Pa to become a right to work state ? WTF!
#55907 Jan 31, 2014
Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'!!!!!!!!!
The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette."
Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official GOP response to the Obama speech delivered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). According to Rodgers, Bette had written her a letter stating that she had "hoped the president’s healthcare law would save her money – but found out instead that her premiums were going up nearly $700 a month." The lesson, according to Rodgers: "This law is not working."
Bette has now been tracked down by her hometown Spokane Spokesman-Review. She's Bette Grenier, who owns a small business with her husband. Unsurprisingly, her story is much different from the sketchy description provided by Rodgers. That description perplexed experts, including Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, who couldn't understand how a state resident "would have no choice but to pay $700 per month more for a policy that meets the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements," the newspaper reported.
But her plight has nothing to do with Obamacare. It's a product of her own apparently flawed decision to refuse even to look into the benefits the healthcare law might provide. And it's another sign of how threadbare the GOP criticism of the Affordable Care Act has become. If this is the best they can conjure up for what might be one of the best-watched TV appearances a back-bench Republican congresswoman gets to deliver, shouldn't they give up already?
YOU HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE!!!
And now back to FIXED news with Sean Hannity on the Benghazi scandal...
#55908 Jan 31, 2014
The quotes from House GOP leaders are rather remarkable. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said health care reform may lead to identity theft; Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) falsely claimed “premiums are going right through the roof”; Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) warned that consumers who visit healthcare.gov may become victims of fraud; and Caucus Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said vulnerable constituents may be put “on the casualty list.”
All they need to make this a news story is a person willing to say that this happened to them. They have plenty of those, and the media doesn’t bother to vet them to see if they even tried to use the website or if they can get a cheaper plan via the exchanges.
The media hops from one outrage to the next while never turning on the GOP to ask a question about why these stories feed their political agenda and so consistently turn out to be lacking in credibility. That’s not to say there aren’t problems with the rollout — but there is no need to waste space discussing something that was already repeating what any sane person would have expected.
This is a coordinated effort to sabotage a law. Republicans aren’t hiding their efforts, but why should they? Instead of fact-checking Republicans or even showing an ounce of skepticism no matter how many times they are burned by Republican aides leaking a false story to them, the media laps up the GOP’s drama-filled tales.
Read more here:
#55909 Jan 31, 2014
While I can understand why they fell for the IRS and Benghazi fictions, to fall for sabotaging a law is different. And this is a law, not an event or a bill. It’s already been debated, vetted, and double vetted.
The nasty contempt with which the media reports on the alleged failures of this law has been stunning. The sneering reports of failure, the craven jumping from one talking point to another as soon as the first collapses with no accountability while declaring themselves to be the arbiters of accountability reveals just how closely the media falls in line with Republican talking points.
All they need is an actor to get a few quotes from and they’re off to round out the edges of their GOP narrative. That is the formula — the GOP slips them a “story” and an anecdotal actor — with the IRS story, the anecdotal actor turned out to have been a group already found guilty of illegally helping Republicans — but the media still ran with them as the example of Tea Party groups being targeted.
Take that formula and apply it to an already confusing change (all big change is confusing, by the way — see Medicare Part D, which wasn’t nearly so big a change). Groups that wanted to help explain the law to the public were threatened by the Republicans not to get involved or they’d be investigated. The media is totally uninterested in investigating this abuse of power, as they sift through ObamaCare crumbs to see if what stray piece of negativity might have been missed.
Not to worry, media, you’ve only to wait for Republicans to craft your next story and hand it to you on a silver platter so you can feed it to the masses as proof that you really didn’t fail us under Bush. You are very, very important people who take pushing back on a law designed to help protect the people from corporate greed very seriously. We know.
We don’t need the media anymore. Why not just go straight to the source and pass out GOP talking points every morning as the news.
#55912 Jan 31, 2014
Twice as many 25-54 year olds watched Fox News coverage of the SOTU address as either MSNBC or CNN.
Variety.com , January 29, 2014
Fox News Dominates Cable Ratings for State of the Union Address
It beats combined viewership of MSNBC, CNN; overall tune-in across broadcast, cable down 12% from last year to 33.3 million
Fox News flexed its muscles as the most popular cable news outlet Tuesday night, as its coverage of the State of the Union address out-drew the combined tune-in of rivals CNN and MSNBC. It was also the only one to be up vs. last year’s speech.
According to Nielsen estimates for roughly 9:14-10:20 p.m. ET, Fox News Channel averaged 4,718,853 viewers — more than double MSNBC (2,292,169) and CNN (2,081,431).
FNC held a sizable advantage in the key news demo of adults 25-54 as well (1,197,554), with CNN ranking second by this measure (762,450) and MSNBC third (752,054).
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