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West Mifflin, PA

#22554 May 11, 2012
xfactor wrote:
<quoted text>
Both candidates (OBAMNEY) are megabank multinational corporate controlled minions.
Keep your little left/right media created banter going.
We once revolted against tyranny and now we're surrounded by it and the populace is either&#65279; stoned on some sort of anti-depressant,distracted by sports or celebrity antics, or too apathetic/complacent to give a shit.
So was Bush Sr and Bush Jr and Clinton and ,and and..........been that way for years...whats your point?

Business and corporations give money to their candidate......
Not even going the mention all the PAC money......
did-u-c-that

Greencastle, PA

#22555 May 11, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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You are deciding to deny certain rights under the law to a particular segment of our population. Discrimination? Bigotry as you thing gays as lesser beings?
The law doesn't care what your religion says. Marriage to government is like a contract that provides protects to those married & offers benefits such as social security & taxes, and by hospitals.
No one cares if you are personally against gay marriage. Just quit trying to legislate your views.
I'm not one who would deny gays to marry, as I've stated before. I can just understand the point of view of those who do not agree with it. I don't feel they are being bigots, I feel it is their right to feel the way they do, just as it is my right to think it should be allowed. But, I'm not going to call people bigots just because their point of view is different than mine. That is the problem that I have. There is no reason to be hateful and call them bigots.
Another thing, I don't see gay people as any lesser beings. I'll quit trying to legislate my views if you do the same.
Bigot Free

West Mifflin, PA

#22556 May 11, 2012
seems everyone has no problems with gays fighting in the wars we create??????
I never see someone holding a sign saying "GAYS SHOULDNT BE FIGHTING IN OUR WARS"!!!!!!!
Bigot Free

West Mifflin, PA

#22557 May 11, 2012
Guess it's OK to fight and die for your country but they cant marry??????????
sort of like an oxymoron statement......
Bigot Free

West Mifflin, PA

#22558 May 11, 2012
anyone remember back in the 50's and 60's when just about every white person denied black people from voting....they had to be seated in the back of the bus, couldnt use the "white bathrooms,water fountains, some store owners didnt allow the blacks to enter their stores..........were beaten like dogs in the streets.........NOW LOOK!
we were wrong back then and we are wrong NOW by not letting gay marriages ,it just shows that North Carolina has a ton of bigots in that state,,,,,whereas other states allow gay marriages.....hats off to those states.....I also remember when a black guy couldnt marry a white women and the white women was known as "trash"???
Its common today and more and more are doing that......some whites believe that Abe Lincoln was nuts for freeing the black man......no wonder a white racist bigot shot him.
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#22559 May 11, 2012
did-u-c-that wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not one who would deny gays to marry, as I've stated before. I can just understand the point of view of those who do not agree with it. I don't feel they are being bigots, I feel it is their right to feel the way they do, just as it is my right to think it should be allowed. But, I'm not going to call people bigots just because their point of view is different than mine. That is the problem that I have. There is no reason to be hateful and call them bigots.
Another thing, I don't see gay people as any lesser beings. I'll quit trying to legislate my views if you do the same.
Would you have said this too?
"I'm not one who would deny BLACKS THE VOTE, as I've stated before. I can just understand the point of view of those who do not agree with it. I don't feel they are being bigots, I feel it is their right to feel the way they do, just as it is my right to think it should be allowed."

As Melissa Harris-Perry said this week, "Bigotry is the only basis for denying marriage equality. So, we should debate policy, we should debate which legislative plan we take. That's reasonable. But the basic rights of citizens should not flip and flop, they should not be erased like an etch-a-sketch at the whims of the intolerant. Our rights should be permanent, constant, and abiding."

If you remain on the sidelines on this issue, you are supporting the oppressors over the oppressed.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
- Bishop Desmond Tutu
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#22560 May 11, 2012
Good Lord! What the hell is wrong with these people!

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Trayvon Martin gun range targets sold online

ORLANDO, Fla.—An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.

Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest. A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea.
...
The seller would not disclose how many paper targets had been made, but said in an email, "The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days."

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/news/Trayvon...
Mon Valley Independent

Monongahela, PA

#22561 May 11, 2012
What kind of sadistic bastard does this?

The Post article also describes another episode in which Mr. Romney was accused of mistreating a mostly blind teacher at the Cranbrook School.

In that episode, students recalled that Mr. Romney purposely guided the blind teacher, known affectionately as “the Bat,” into a closed door.
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#22562 May 11, 2012
Mon Valley Independent wrote:
What kind of sadistic bastard does this?
The Post article also describes another episode in which Mr. Romney was accused of mistreating a mostly blind teacher at the Cranbrook School.
In that episode, students recalled that Mr. Romney purposely guided the blind teacher, known affectionately as “the Bat,” into a closed door.
It seems the pattern for Romney was targeting the weak.

And that pattern hasn't changed over time.
Cant recall

West Mifflin, PA

#22564 May 11, 2012
Hair Hacking: In 1965, Mitt Romney Hazed A Person Presumed To Be Gay By Holding Him Down And Cutting His Hair

This means Robney still hates the gay people..........just doesnt admit it.

Is this the real Mitt Romney? This incident, now that it has been made public, is an existential moment for Romney. He needs to speak to this. Does he regret what happened? Has he ever apologized to this person? Mitt Romney’s cut-throat cruelty and callousness here are striking. Absent a serious expression of sincere and utter regret, I certainly do not want such a character to be President of the United States.

If he tries to rationalize, deny, or minimalize this incident, it will speak volumes about him.

Would you ever do such a thing, taking from another person their freedom and dignity?

This was Mitt Romney, as an adult (he was 18 in 1965), holding down a fellow student, restraining him forcibly, shaming him before others, and physically defacing his appearance (hacking off his hair). It’s a wonder this didn’t result in the student committing suicide.

And, frankly, it says a lot about you that you would defend Romney’s behavior.

Worst of all, it says a lot about Romney that he’s already in bullshit mode on this, claiming he can’t recall such a brutal and psychologically warped action. If he doesn’t remember, it’s creepy. If he does remember—which he obviously does—it’s creepy how he’s responding.
TaxNoMore

Canoga Park, CA

#22566 May 11, 2012


Dan the Man
Carlisle, PA

sez

It seems the pattern for Romney was targeting the weak.

And that pattern hasn't changed over time.

..........

(1) All Bush Tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 will expire this December. By January 2013 the maximum tax rate for those earning $200,000 or more will rise to the pre-Bush tax rate of 39.6%. This includes 4.5 million business owners that fall into this category. It is these business owners that create 76% of all jobs in the economy. This single item is a tax rise of 13.1%.

(2) All itemized deductions and exemptions will be limited for those earning $200,000 or more. That is a difficult increase in revenue to quantify in relative terms, but some of the studies place it at around 2% to 3.6%, adding an average of an extra 2.4% point rise on the top rate.
- Items (1) and (2) takes the top marginal tax rate to 42%, an increase of 20%.


(3) Capital gains taxes will rise from 15% to 20%. A raise of 33%.

(4) Dividend taxes will go back to the pre-Bush era of 39.6% from 15% today. This is the tax that most affects the senior population. It is an increase of 164%. Yes, it is not a mathematical error - an increase of 164%.
- We might remind you that Capital Gains, as well as dividend taxes, represent "double taxation" - this money has already been taxed before. One for the "fair" count of Mr. Obama.

(5) A brand new invented tax, courtesy of ObamaCare, is a new tax of 0.9% on top of the 2.9% of the Medicare tax for those earning $200,000 or more. This is an increase of 31%.

(6) Equally for those above $200,000, a new 3.8% surcharge on investment income and including interest income. This automatically increases capital gains taxes to 23.8%, representing a total increase in taxation for this sector of 60%.
- Again, we would like to remind our readers that capital gains taxation punishes the element most needed for the creation of jobs - investment.


- Once we add to the top marginal tax rate of 39.6% the cost of new norms on exemptions and deductions and the investment tax surcharge from ObamaCare, plus the cost of the new corporate dividend rate, the total top marginal tax rate reaches 64%(estimated by the WSJ).


(7) The poor, or those that are presently paying no taxes but that are gainfully employed, will pay the old pre-Bush tax of 10%.
- An item that the Administration has not been able to extricate from the pre-Bush taxes but is keeping awfully quiet about it.

(8) Estate and gift taxes will rise from 35% to 55-60%, and the exemption will drop from 5 million to 1 million. It represents an increase of 57-71%.
- This is another "double taxation" item.

(9) Oil and Gas production incentives will be repealed.
- Besides the estimated cost of $41 billion to the industry, it will be reflected in the price of gas. This one comes directly out of your pocket.

(10) The present payroll tax break expires in December and it will go back up by 2%.

(11) On top of this avalanche of taxation (only partly listed above) is another new tax called "the Buffet Rule" that will tax anybody making more than 1 million with a minimum tax of 30%. This, by all practical purposes, raises the capital gains tax from 15% today, to a final 30%- an increase of 100% on investment income.
Roger

Cumberland, MD

#22567 May 11, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
<quoted text>

I do not lie.
Yes you do lie and we all know it and have proved it over and over again.
Jesse J

West Mifflin, PA

#22568 May 11, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
Good Lord! What the hell is wrong with these people!
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Trayvon Martin gun range targets sold online
ORLANDO, Fla.—An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.
Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest. A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea.
...
The seller would not disclose how many paper targets had been made, but said in an email, "The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days."
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/news/Trayvon...
8 bucks for the target and $7.50 for shipping????????

Might stimulate the economy,,,,,LOL!
Or at least his business.....

Really sick,,,,,,,,,,I guess this is a freedom of speech.
Wonder when Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will arrive at his place??

Maybe the good Reverend is out banging chicks like he was years ago???????
Cant Recall

West Mifflin, PA

#22569 May 11, 2012
Hair Hacking: In 1965, Mitt Romney Hazed A Person Presumed To Be Gay By Holding Him Down And Cutting His Hair

This means Robney still hates the gay people..........just doesnt admit it.

Is this the real Mitt Romney? This incident, now that it has been made public, is an existential moment for Romney. He needs to speak to this. Does he regret what happened? Has he ever apologized to this person? Mitt Romney’s cut-throat cruelty and callousness here are striking. Absent a serious expression of sincere and utter regret, I certainly do not want such a character to be President of the United States.

If he tries to rationalize, deny, or minimalize this incident, it will speak volumes about him.

Would you ever do such a thing, taking from another person their freedom and dignity?

This was Mitt Romney, as an adult (he was 18 in 1965), holding down a fellow student, restraining him forcibly, shaming him before others, and physically defacing his appearance (hacking off his hair). It’s a wonder this didn’t result in the student committing suicide.

And, frankly, it says a lot about you that you would defend Romney’s behavior.

Worst of all, it says a lot about Romney that he’s already in bullshit mode on this, claiming he can’t recall such a brutal and psychologically warped action. If he doesn’t remember, it’s creepy. If he does remember—which he obviously does—it’s creepy how he’s responding !!!!!!!!!
Roger

Cumberland, MD

#22570 May 11, 2012
It's about the economy

Voters Give Romney Slight Edge Over Obama on Economy

May 10, 2012

More registered voters (61%) say Mitt Romney would do a good job of handling the economy over the next four years than say this about President Obama (52%). But when asked to choose who would do better, voters are more evenly split.
Dan the Man wrote:
From Gallup...
Obama Has Big Likability Edge Over Romney
"Registered voters are nearly twice as likely to say Barack Obama, rather than Mitt Romney, is the more likable of the two presidential candidates. Obama's 60% to 31% advantage on this characteristic is the largest for either candidate on five separate dimensions tested in a May 1-2 USA Today/Gallup poll."
http://www.gallup.com/poll/154547/Obama-Big-L...
Previously from Gallup...
Favorable Ratings as Predictors of the Election Outcome
"A positive sign for Obama's prospects of becoming the 44th U.S. president is that the candidate who has had the higher favorable rating among likely voters at the end of the election has been elected president each time since 1992."
http://www.gallup.com/poll/111439/Obama-McCai...
Still waiting for the rightwingers to describe Romney's path to 270 electoral votes, but none seem to be able to do it.
I'm also still waiting for a list of Romney's accomplishments. Nobody wants to attempt that one either.
When your own party doesn't much like you and can't muster the energy to advocate for you, there's really not much chance that you can get elected to the hardest job in the world.
TaxNoMore

Canoga Park, CA

#22571 May 11, 2012
Dan the Man
Carlisle, PA

sez

It seems the pattern for Romney was targeting the weak.

And that pattern hasn't changed over time.

..........

Obama to Seniors: You Make Too Much Money

Hidden deep within the depths of Obama’s record-breaking 2013 budget proposal is a tax increase shifting our economic burden to wealthy Americans, but carrying the unintended side effect of limiting the incomes of all Americans ... especially seniors.

In order to do so, Obama proposes raising the dividend tax rate to match that of next year’s top personal income rate of 40%.

By itself, that would equal a rate 166% higher than the current one.

However, according to the Wall Street Journal, if you include the expected phased-out tax deductions and a 3.8% ObamaCare surcharge that is due to take effect at the same time, those rates will further increase to 45%, three times the current dividend tax rate.

Republicans have two serious concerns with this proposal.

First, the funds that companies pay in dividends have already been taxed at the corporate rate, leading to a situation of double taxation.

Second, the increase in taxes is going to place a significant burden on seniors who depend on this income for retirement.

http://politic365.com/2012/02/24/obama-to-sen...
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#22572 May 11, 2012
Cant Recall wrote:
Is this the real Mitt Romney? This incident, now that it has been made public, is an existential moment for Romney. He needs to speak to this. Does he regret what happened? Has he ever apologized to this person? Mitt Romney’s cut-throat cruelty and callousness here are striking. Absent a serious expression of sincere and utter regret, I certainly do not want such a character to be President of the United States.
If he tries to rationalize, deny, or minimalize this incident, it will speak volumes about him.
He claims to not even remember the incident.

Another person present remembers it this way...

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Former Romney Classmate Describes ‘Bullying Supreme’– A ‘Pack of Dogs’ Who Targeted ‘Different’ Boy

“It’s a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with,” said Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend.

“I saw it with my own eyes,” said Maxwell, of the anecdote first reported by the Washington Post. Maxwell said Romney held the scissors helping to cut the hair of a student, John Lauber, who was presumed to be gay and who had long hair.“It was a hack job… clumps of hair taken off.” Maxwell said he held the boy’s arm and leg, describing he and his friends as a “pack of dogs.”

Asked if Lauber was targeted because he was gay, as reported by the Post, Maxwell said,“We didn’t know that word in those days… but there were other words that were used. We weren’t ignorant, we just didn’t use the current names for things." ...

“This was bullying supreme,” he said.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/...

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We have two options:

Romney is so callous that, unlike all those others involved in this assault, he has forgotten it.

Or he is a liar.
TaxNoMore

Canoga Park, CA

#22573 May 11, 2012
Dan the Man
Carlisle, PA

sez

It seems the pattern for Romney was targeting the weak.

And that pattern hasn't changed over time.

..........

I do not lie.
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#22574 May 11, 2012
Cant Recall wrote:
Worst of all, it says a lot about Romney that he’s already in bullshit mode on this, claiming he can’t recall such a brutal and psychologically warped action. If he doesn’t remember, it’s creepy. If he does remember—which he obviously does—it’s creepy how he’s responding !!!!!!!!!
Responded before I got to this part.

Listen to the interview. When Romney was asked about the incident, he laughed. He LAUGHED!

The other men who were involved in the incident have spontaneously reported deep feelings of regret and shame. Romney laughs it off.

America, you have a real choice this November - a callous bully who consistently sides with the powerful or a President who stands up for those with no power in our society.
TaxNoMore

Canoga Park, CA

#22575 May 11, 2012
Dan the Man
Carlisle, PA

sez

It seems the pattern for Romney was targeting the weak.

And that pattern hasn't changed over time.

..........

Obama to Seniors: You Make Too Much Money

Hidden deep within the depths of Obama’s record-breaking 2013 budget proposal is a tax increase shifting our economic burden to wealthy Americans, but carrying the unintended side effect of limiting the incomes of all Americans ... especially seniors.

In order to do so, Obama proposes raising the dividend tax rate to match that of next year’s top personal income rate of 40%.

By itself, that would equal a rate 166% higher than the current one.

However, according to the Wall Street Journal, if you include the expected phased-out tax deductions and a 3.8% ObamaCare surcharge that is due to take effect at the same time, those rates will further increase to 45%, three times the current dividend tax rate.

Republicans have two serious concerns with this proposal.

First, the funds that companies pay in dividends have already been taxed at the corporate rate, leading to a situation of double taxation.

Second, the increase in taxes is going to place a significant burden on seniors who depend on this income for retirement.

http://politic365.com/2012/02/24/obama-to-sen ...

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