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nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885732 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No it is not when you talk about socio-economic divisions.
Wow, you right whiners are a dumb bunch.
Only losers like you want to divide people by their abilities. Meanwhile, those capable of producing goods and services soldier on to support your kind.
nobamaredux

Philadelphia, PA

#885734 Apr 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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That's why Republican run State legislatures want to probe vaginas of women seeking abortions.
True Conservatives believe that immoral women should have the freedom to murder their children to relieve the burden of their useless offspring on society.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885735 Apr 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Following Criticism, Hannity Softens Defense Of Rutgers Coach: "Do I Think This Coach Went Too Far? By A Long Shot"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/04/08/foll...
'No I'm not an idiot. I just get paid to act like one.'
Wonder if Malkin spanked it out of him?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885737 Apr 9, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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Homosexual teens commit suicide because they are deeply conflicted individuals who recognize that they do not fit in society.
Show us the stats that gay teens commit the most suicides
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885739 Apr 9, 2013
Fenris on the Rag-na-rok wrote:
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Like I said, you're a consistent, dumb little piggy. Rand was an insane, greedy monster who couldn't think or write herself out of your colostomy bag. Of course you'd be the first to pay homage to a third-rate intellect, and first-rate hypocrite:
Rand's fiction was poorly received by many literary critics, and academia generally ignored or rejected her philosophy. The Objectivist movement attempts to spread her ideas, both to the public and in academic settings. She has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives.
Author Flannery O'Connor wrote in a letter to a friend that "The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail."
On the 100th anniversary of Rand's birth in 2005, Edward Rothstein, writing for The New York Times, referred to her fictional writing as quaint utopian "retro fantasy" and programmatic neo-Romanticism of the misunderstood artist, while criticizing her characters' "isolated rejection of democratic society". In 2007, book critic Leslie Clark described her fiction as "romance novels with a patina of pseudo-philosophy". In 2009, GQ's critic columnist Tom Carson described her books as "capitalism's version of middlebrow religious novels" such as Ben-Hur and the Left Behind series.
So, of course, you'd adore her, you filthy, wallowing, dumb pack animal.
Do you honestly think she has read Ayn Rand?
Aunt Mattie Pearl

Orlando, FL

#885740 Apr 9, 2013
Fenris on the Rag-na-rok wrote:
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Couldn't sleep again, pig?
Maggie "milk snatcher" Thatcher was one of the most reviled PM's Britain has ever suffered through. Here, pig, is just one of her miraculous accomplishments.
As prime minister, Thatcher battled the country's recession by initially raising interest rates to control inflation. She was best known for her destruction of Britain's traditional industries through her attacks on labor organizations such as the miner's union, and for the massive privatization of social housing and public transport. One of her staunchest allies was U.S. President Ronald Reagan, a fellow conservative. The two shared similar right-wing, pro-corporate political philosophies.
You are a consistent, fat, diseased echo chamber though. I will give you that. Because of that rapacious b!tch, England will likely never elect another female PM.
I'm not the least bit surprised at your abhorrent reaction.

You, too, would rather the poor be poorer provided the rich were less rich.

You, too, would prefer 13% unemployment and live in a country where unions trump privatising and your socialist ideology brings the country to its knees.

Ms. Thatcher left office with unemployment at 5.8% and a bustling economy. She "unleashed" the free market and people had jobs and decent affordable housing.

You, sir, are the problem, not the solution.

If you are intent on bringing this nation to its knees, be prepared it won't happen here without a fight.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885742 Apr 9, 2013
Fenris on the Rag-na-rok wrote:
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The filthy selfish creature will be remembered in the history books as the self-serving monstrous b!tch she was, as will her philosophical mate, Reagan, as will Bush.
There's nothing you can do about that either, you repulsive dwarf abomination.
And they both suffered from dementia and alzheimers,
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885744 Apr 9, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
Communist governments value only the Party and the collective with little regard for the individual.
A government with such a worldview does not feel the need to exercise restraint in its treatment of, or its power over, individuals.
Under this type of system, the leadership operates from the premise that “the Party is always right” and, from there,“the Leader of the Party is always right.”
The "collective" ideology paves the way for tyrants whose power and barbarism know no limits.
...This is where we are folks. This is exactly where we are. A communist-based "collective" ideology has a stronghold in the U.S.A. guised as progressive liberalism.
Time to wake up. ASAP.
You're so totally off your rocker that it isn't even funny anymore
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885745 Apr 9, 2013
Aunt Mattie Pearl wrote:
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I'm not the least bit surprised at your abhorrent reaction.
You, too, would rather the poor be poorer provided the rich were less rich.
You, too, would prefer 13% unemployment and live in a country where unions trump privatising and your socialist ideology brings the country to its knees.
Ms. Thatcher left office with unemployment at 5.8% and a bustling economy. She "unleashed" the free market and people had jobs and decent affordable housing.
You, sir, are the problem, not the solution.
If you are intent on bringing this nation to its knees, be prepared it won't happen here without a fight.
LOL

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885746 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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How about you, Nancy, you going to support polygamy?
You address me with respect or you don't get an answer.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#885747 Apr 9, 2013
Fenris on the Rag-na-rok wrote:
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Couldn't sleep again, pig?
Maggie "milk snatcher" Thatcher was one of the most reviled PM's Britain has ever suffered through. Here, pig, is just one of her miraculous accomplishments.
As prime minister, Thatcher battled the country's recession by initially raising interest rates to control inflation. She was best known for her destruction of Britain's traditional industries through her attacks on labor organizations such as the miner's union, and for the massive privatization of social housing and public transport. One of her staunchest allies was U.S. President Ronald Reagan, a fellow conservative. The two shared similar right-wing, pro-corporate political philosophies.
You are a consistent, fat, diseased echo chamber though. I will give you that. Because of that rapacious b!tch, England will likely nevr elect another female PM.
figures, someone as disgusting as you would hate Margaret Thatcher. America needed someone like her to rescue this country and instead we got the anti-Thatcher, an empty suit out to make sure wealth is redistributed and success a dirty word.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885748 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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'Your "question" is ridiculous, irrelevant, has nothing to do with Detroit or Obama. Every year dems reduce our freedoms, little by little, you can't do this, you must do that, it's for your own good.
Obama's AT & F is attempting a massive, illegal, data base on gun owners, where's your concern?
You're really, really bad at this. It's almost painful watching you flail and react emotionally, but never answer the question.

How do you feel about the only ACTUAL 'taking over' that has already happened in real life - where Republicans took over entire cities in Michigan, including Detroit? Where they can and have dismissed peoples' votes by dismissing elected officials and appointing new ones?

That's what takeover looks like. I'm sure you're all upset about that, right?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885750 Apr 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Mainstream Mormons gave up polygamy over one hundred years ago. The breakaway sects that practice it force young and often underage girls to marry older men. That's hardly consensual and is totally irrelevant. If some group wants to practice consensual polygamy then let them bring their case to the courts.
You're an idiot!
Agree!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885752 Apr 9, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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True Conservatives believe that immoral women should have the freedom to murder their children to relieve the burden of their useless offspring on society.
Abortions are legal.

A fetus is not a child. Not everyone believes that life begins at conception.

So teell me why the Republicans want to probe vaginas again & why that isn't government intrusion?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#885754 Apr 9, 2013
Margaret Thatcher revived the British economy and the spirit of the British people in the 11 years of her premiership. By 1990, when she was forced out of office, she had made Britain the fourth-largest economy in the world. She pioneered a worldwide revolution of privatization and free market that have lifted literally billions of people out of Third World poverty.

These achievements were not without cost — especially in domestic politics. In order to defeat inflation and bring labor unions under the law, Thatcher had to overcome strong opposition from vested interests and a series of strikes by unions resisting reform. As a result, she is still hated by sections of the British Left — whom she defeated not only on policies but also on their treasured grounds of theory and philosophy.

Thatcher’s 3 election victories entrenched that philosophy and her economic and labor reforms as the new consensus of British politics. The economy was characterized by change, profitability, growth, the better allocation of resources (including labor) and the emergence of a new industries — indeed of an entirely new economy, based on the information revolution.
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et the revolution of Thatcherism was also a moral revolution with such qualities as SELF-RELIANCE, DILIGENCE, THRIFT, TRUSTWORTHINESS AND INITIATIVE THAT ENABLE SOMEONE WHO EXHIBITS THEM TO LIVE AND WORK INDEPENDENTLY IN SOCIETY.

Though they are not the only virtues — compassion might be called one of the “softer virtues”— they are essential to the success of a free economy and a civil society, both of which rely on dispersed initiative and self-reliant citizens.

And as Mrs. Thatcher used to point out, the softer virtues such as compassion cannot be exerted by people who lack the vigorous virtues of self-reliance and thrift. Her favorite saying from John Wesley was,“Earn all you can; save all you can; give all you can.”

The reliance of charity upon the vigorous virtues may not be a theological novelty, but it is an important social insight. This moral victory over the left’s collectivism was one of the things that caused her to be most hated — but not the last thing.

Perhaps her most surprising achievement was to be a visionary, since Mrs. Thatcher always seemed a very practical person. Yet she was a visionary precisely because she was practical — and she showed it most clearly in a matter where most statesmen disagreed with her.

She fell from power, partly because she opposed the Euro and its earlier form, the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, or ERM, and the idea of federal European government in general. Her opposition was rooted in highly practical economics: She said that a one-size-fits-all European currency would never suit the 27 nations of the European Union.

She proved to be correct almost immediately. Only 2 years after her warnings, Britain was forced out of the ERM after suffering two years of needless recession. At once the UK economy began to recover and, indeed, to flourish for another decade outside the Euro.

Today, when Europe is riven by a long-running crisis over the single currency, with unemployment levels running at 25% and more in southern Europe, she looks even more prescient. If Britain and Europe had followed her advice in 1990 and later, they would all be more prosperous and friendly today.

Mrs. Thatcher was a great statesman. What future generations may appreciate more, however, was that she was a visionary social and geopolitical thinker, too.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885755 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Obama extended the once hated Patriot Act, with added provisions, you remained silent, as did most libs. When the shoe is on the other foot[soon, I hope] the screeching from the left will be deafening.
ding ding ding! That *might* be considered a valid answer.

However, let's be real: Obama never would have crafted the Patriot Act. That was neocon all the way.

So, GWB & Co. infringed on your rights in creating the Patriot Act. Were you loud against him about it?

I would like to see it repealed, and I disagree with Obama extending it. That doesn't mean he's taking over the world.

And the mental midgets screaming about government takeovers aren't referencing the Patriot Act when I hear them screaming.

But it was a fair debate point! First I've seen in a long time.

Now what about the actual government takeovers in Michigan?

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#885756 Apr 9, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>figures, someone as disgusting as you would hate Margaret Thatcher. America needed someone like her to rescue this country and instead we got the anti-Thatcher, an empty suit out to make sure wealth is redistributed and success a dirty word.
Jane, you don't know what "Redistribution of Wealth" means & you don't care that it has been done for decades.

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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#885757 Apr 9, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
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Obama and his traitorous demorat satraps in congress have attempted to control health care entirely.
That's a lie. You should have quit while you were (barely) ahead.

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Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#885759 Apr 9, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Let's try again:
I'd like to ask all the delusional, gullible, tea-party-led wackadoos who pretend Obama is taking over: how do you feel about the only ACTUAL 'taking over' that has already happened in real life - where Republicans took over entire cities in Michigan, including Detroit? Where they can and have dismissed peoples' votes by dismissing elected officials and appointing new ones?
That's what takeover looks like. I'm sure you're all upset about that, right?
Benton Harbor, MI can't pay it's bills, why, because of the deadbeats who don't pay their taxes, By the way Antony, Benton Harbor has 95-97% black residency. What about the City of Detroit, same game... You want to try again....

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#885761 Apr 9, 2013
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Arguing that their recent trip to Cuba had made them “America’s No. 1 national-security threat,” a group of Republican lawmakers today called for tougher sanctions on the entertainers Beyoncé and Jay-Z.


“We must send a strong message to Beyoncé and Jay-Z that the United States of America will not tolerate this kind of provocation,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), who blamed President Obama for “permitting the crisis to escalate dangerously.”

“While the President has allowed himself to be distracted by North Korea, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were engaged in threatening activities right in our own hemisphere,” he said, charging the President with being “soft on Beyoncé.”

Echoing his sentiments, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called for the “toughest economic sanctions possible to isolate the growing threat posed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z.”

But while economic sanctions may be politically popular, White House spokesman Jay Carney cautioned that they would probably have little to no effect:“Right now, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have more money than the U.S. government does.”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowit...

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