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Logic

United States

#1194 Nov 24, 2012
The right thing wrote:
Run Run Run the Republicans are losers and are now goners.
Great job America showing them where to go; out the door.
You're fired GOP.
Mccain will be next to get a smack down.
He wants to step up and be the leader of the Republicans and all the disapointed hillbillies. He looks like one big inept dope
ZCs

New York, NY

#1195 Nov 24, 2012
Run!!!

SINCE THE Senate is solely responsible for the confirmation of Cabinet officers, it’s not often that members of the House of Representatives jump into a debate about the nomination of a secretary of state — particularly before there has been a nomination. That’s one of the reasons a letter sent to President Obama this week by 97 House Republicans, challenging his potential choice of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the State Department job, is remarkable.

Another is blatant disregard of established facts. Drawn up by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the letter alleges that “Ambassador Rice is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public” about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. But as congressional testimony has established, Ms. Rice’s comments on several Sunday television talk shows on Sept. 16 were based on talking points drawn up by the intelligence community. She was acting as an administration spokeswoman; there was nothing either incompetent or deliberately misleading about the way she presented the information she was given.
Though the Benghazi attack involved clear failures of U.S. security, Republicans have concentrated on a dubious subsidiary issue: the alleged failure of the administration to publicly recognize quickly enough that the incident was “a terrorist attack.” In fact, Mr. Obama has acknowledged that “the information may not have always been right the first time.” But if there was a White House conspiracy to cover up the truth, Republicans have yet to produce any evidence of it — much less a connection to Ms. Rice, who had no involvement with the Benghazi attack other than those television appearances.
The right thing

Bronx, NY

#1196 Nov 24, 2012
Logic wrote:
<quoted text>
Mccain will be next to get a smack down.
He wants to step up and be the leader of the Republicans and all the disapointed hillbillies. He looks like one big inept dope
The next big dope whose neck will have a rope.
That party is finished on the national level if they don't change with the times, they're badly primitive and outdated in their message.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1197 Nov 27, 2012
Run McCAIN RUN!!!!

Two top Senate Republicans - who last week vowed to do everything in their power to block the potential nomination of Susan Rice as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's successor - are dialing back their language on the ambassador's role in the muddied aftermath of the September 11 attacks in Libya, which killed four Americans.

"Sure," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked if he might change his mind about Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who reportedly is at the top of the short list for Clinton's post. "I'd give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. I'd be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her."

Five days after what would come to be deemed an attack by extremists with "linkages" to al Qaeda, Rice appeared on "Face the Nation" and insisted the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was "spontaneous," prompted by an inflammatory anti-Muslim video that had led to protests in Egypt and elsewhere.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1198 Nov 27, 2012
Run!

There is something appealing to human beings about a small individual taking on a powerful adversary, and most people are aware of the David and Goliath story where a small insignificant boy took on and defeated a powerful giant because his unwavering faith gave him courage and conviction that right would overcome might. For the past eleven-and-a-half years, one American with unwavering faith in the judicial system has taken on a modern day giant without respite based on a belief that justice is due diligence and that in America, right overcomes might. However, in this circumstance, the system that exists to ensure justice prevails has conflated power with right and gave an already powerful giant a wall of separation from the law, and yet one small individual continues battling for justice against a behemoth.

The giant in this case is Willard Romney’s Bain Capital and their surrogate bankruptcy fraudsters, and the individual battling them for nearly twelve years is Stephen (Laser) Haas, the man hired to liquidate assets in the eToys bankruptcy case. As liquidator, Hass was an officer of the court and head eToys executive with authority to sell the company and its assets to satisfy debtors’ claims while leaving the creditors with no outstanding debt, and to give shareholders relief instead of losing their investments. However, in the course of his duties to maximize returns with minimum expense for the eToys bankruptcy estate, Haas discovered hidden overseas assets, unaccounted for inventory, and that most likely the company was not broke and should not be in bankruptcy.

As an eToys executive, Haas had a legal and fiduciary responsibility to report his discoveries to eToys estate managers and lawyers, and instead of gratitude for doing his job well, he was asked to betray his client for the sake of his future in the liquidation business. When Haas refused the offer to look the other way and allow eToys to be gutted and sold to Bain Capital for free, a Bain Capital surrogate installed his business partner and co-conspirator in other bankruptcies to replace Haas, and colluded to annul a court-approved contract to pay him. As an officer of the court, and 18 USC § 4 – Misprision of felony, Mr. Haas, having knowledge of the commission of a felony had a duty, as soon as possible, to make known the same to some judge or other person in civil authority and if he failed to do so, he risked being fined or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Haas fulfilled his legal duty and reported the malfeasance to the proper authorities.

Shortly after reporting the crimes, in August 2001, George W. Bush appointed another Bain Capital lawyer as U.S. Attorney and he refused to investigate or prosecute the crimes throughout his tenure; despite the U.S. and former Bain attorney’s malfeasance, Haas continued fighting for eToys shareholders and to bring the criminals to justice. During his long battle, Haas discovered attorneys representing the creditors and debtors worked for the same giant (Bain Capital) in the eToys bankruptcy and committed perjury by deliberately failing the mandate to disclose conflict of interest. In what can conservatively be called racketeering, fraud on the court, and miscarriage of justice, the court failed to prosecute or report the crimes then, and continues protecting Bain Capital and its surrogates as recently as last week when the eToys judge postponed a hearing to remove the fraudulent eToys manager in another curious miscarriage of justice.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1199 Nov 27, 2012
Run!!

The Jeb Bush boomlet that fascinated gullible pundits — and tantalized Republicans — during the dark days of last winter’s presidential primary is undergoing a swift revival. Less than three weeks after the defeat of Mitt Romney, a candidate who proved repellent to minority voters, Republicans are said to be yearning for Jeb, who speaks fluent Spanish and whose wife is from Mexico.

Perhaps after another four years’ distance, the former Florida governor will somehow overcome the bad memories (and the human, economic, and diplomatic destruction) left by his older brother George W. and restore the damaged family political brand. But according to The New York Times, which reported that Jeb is considering a presidential run, he is also considering whether he can afford the luxury of returning to politics: He “is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the recession his wealth took a dip, they said, and he has been working hard to restore it…”

Aside from his need to “restore” his depleted wealth, Jeb’s business dealings may well prove an insurmountable obstacle to a national candidacy, just as Romney’s business career became excess baggage for his presidential campaign. Known today only as another Bush brother, Jeb must be introduced to American voters. And among the first things they are likely to learn about him is the string of borderline business deals that built his original fortune in Florida real estate, which began three decades ago.

While some aspects of the Jeb story may sound uplifting, there are certainly other episodes that will make voters’ hair stand on end.

Consider his gamy relationship with Miguel Recarey, whose International Medical Centers stands accused of one of the largest Medicare swindles of all time. Before Recarey fled the country ahead of several federal indictments, Jeb had placed a call on his behalf to Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler — a Cabinet secretary serving at the pleasure of Jeb’s daddy, President George Herbert Walker Bush. Recarey paid Jeb a sweet $75,000 for that lobbying effort, which forestalled government action to stop Recarey’s skimming of millions in Medicare dollars. Although Jeb has denied that Recarey — a Mafia associate — hired him to importune Heckler, both the fugitive and the former HHS secretary have since confirmed those circumstances.

After Recarey fled Miami, Jeb gradually grew rich through real estate investments, thanks to his connections with the Cuban-American community in South Florida. To show his gratitude, Jeb sought a presidential pardon from his dad for Orlando Bosch, a murderous anti-Castro militant denounced by his father’s own attorney general Richard Thornburgh as “an unreformed terrorist” responsible for the murder of dozens of innocent people. That kind of thing is acceptable among the South Florida Cubans, but may not look so good in the post-9/11 era to the rest of the country.
ZCs

New York, NY

#1200 Dec 1, 2012
Run!!!

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan evolved from your typical wingnut in the House to the man who might have been vice president. A boyishly handsome pol who, with a twinkle in his eye, proposes gutting Social Security and Medicare, Ryan is walking proof of the extent to which the Right has infiltrated America’s mainstream.

What was once repugnant has become respectable, but it didn’t happen overnight.

On the Left, it has become de rigueur to pooh-pooh the Tea Party’s rise as an Astroturf movement fertilized by the ill-gotten gains of union-busting billionaires. In short, this (self-serving) line of reasoning maintains, we have nothing to learn from the Tea Party.

“Anyone who says that is completely wrong,” says Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wis.(See Graves’“Spotlight on Dark Money.”) She continues:

What those lessons are may be in dispute. And whether those lessons are replicable is questionable, given the amount of dark money that is flowing behind the scenes to back it up. But there is a lot to be learned from the Tea Party and some of it is very worrisome.

Local Tea Party groups are small and tout their independence, but many of their activities are nurtured and sustained by stealthily funded groups like David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, the Sam Adams Alliance, American Majority and Media Trackers, which feed them propaganda and stoke their fears with disinformation. The Tea Party—its infrastructure and its members—has become the “lay” Republican Party, and they are being deployed to do things that the party normally would do. Of course, there are remnants of the Republican establishment who are concerned about this.[Indiana Sen. Dick] Lugar was taken down and [Utah Sen. Orrin] Hatch was nearly taken down. If these two senators, who have voted with the GOP almost all the time, are not pure or harsh enough for the Tea Party machine—that gives one a flavor of the Tea Party agenda.
ZCs

New York, NY

#1201 Dec 1, 2012
rUN!!!

An explosion rocked the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande on Friday morning.
The blast was caused by a device that detonated at the rear of the building, according to Agustin Avalos of the city of Casa Grande Police Department.
The explosion happened around 8:15 a.m. in a building that houses several other downtown businesses. All business were evacuated, Avalos said.
No injuries were reported and the type of device had not been determined, Avalos said.
Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were en route to take over the scene, Avalos said.
Aerial news footage showed extensive damage to a doorway in the back of the building and to the side of an car near the doorway.
No other information was immediately available.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1202 Dec 1, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Run!!!
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan evolved from your typical wingnut in the House to the man who might have been vice president. A boyishly handsome pol who, with a twinkle in his eye, proposes gutting Social Security and Medicare, Ryan is walking proof of the extent to which the Right has infiltrated America’s mainstream.
What was once repugnant has become respectable, but it didn’t happen overnight.
On the Left, it has become de rigueur to pooh-pooh the Tea Party’s rise as an Astroturf movement fertilized by the ill-gotten gains of union-busting billionaires. In short, this (self-serving) line of reasoning maintains, we have nothing to learn from the Tea Party.
“Anyone who says that is completely wrong,” says Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy in Madison, Wis.(See Graves’“Spotlight on Dark Money.”) She continues:
What those lessons are may be in dispute. And whether those lessons are replicable is questionable, given the amount of dark money that is flowing behind the scenes to back it up. But there is a lot to be learned from the Tea Party and some of it is very worrisome.
Local Tea Party groups are small and tout their independence, but many of their activities are nurtured and sustained by stealthily funded groups like David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, the Sam Adams Alliance, American Majority and Media Trackers, which feed them propaganda and stoke their fears with disinformation. The Tea Party—its infrastructure and its members—has become the “lay” Republican Party, and they are being deployed to do things that the party normally would do. Of course, there are remnants of the Republican establishment who are concerned about this.[Indiana Sen. Dick] Lugar was taken down and [Utah Sen. Orrin] Hatch was nearly taken down. If these two senators, who have voted with the GOP almost all the time, are not pure or harsh enough for the Tea Party machine—that gives one a flavor of the Tea Party agenda.
The Teabagger nuts are an impotent bunch of buffoons.
Candidates were distancing themselves from that group of weirdos during this year's election cycle.
The Honky Tonk Man

New York, NY

#1203 Dec 1, 2012
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>The Teabagger nuts are an impotent bunch of buffoons.
Candidates were distancing themselves from that group of weirdos during this year's election cycle.
Call it the tea bag Exodus.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1204 Dec 1, 2012
The Honky Tonk Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Call it the tea bag Exodus.
That is correct, I agree.
Teddy R

San Francisco, CA

#1205 Dec 3, 2012
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>The Teabagger nuts are an impotent bunch of buffoons.
Candidates were distancing themselves from that group of weirdos during this year's election cycle.
Such an impotent bunch of nuts - and yet you and your bum-chums just can't stop babbling incessant hating rants about the TEA Party, as if they're actually still a relevant threat.

They are SO in your head ...
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1206 Dec 12, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
<quoted text>
Such an impotent bunch of nuts - and yet you and your bum-chums just can't stop babbling incessant hating rants about the TEA Party, as if they're actually still a relevant threat.
They are SO in your head ...
So is Romney's loss to President Obama for the presidency.
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1207 Dec 12, 2012
Rick Snyder,(R-MI) Governor has pushed through the anti union bill called the "right to work"
It's the right to work for less.
Republicans lost a number of seats during the election and has rammed this bill down the throats of the people of Michigan before the January session when newly elected legislators take the seats formerly held by Republicans.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#1208 Dec 12, 2012
Run!!

Drunken Rick Perry and the Republicans are Coming!

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is pushing state lawmakers to put into place further restrictions on abortion, telling them that ”To be clear, my goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today, is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past.”

In a press conference Tuesday, organized by Texas Right to Life, Perry said that he wants to eliminate all abortion:”While Roe v. Wade prevents us from taking that step, it does allow states to do some things to protect life if they can show there is a compelling state interest. I don’t think there is any issue that better fits the definition of ‘compelling state interest’ than preventing the suffering of our state’s unborn.”
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1209 Dec 12, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Run!!
Drunken Rick Perry and the Republicans are Coming!
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is pushing state lawmakers to put into place further restrictions on abortion, telling them that ”To be clear, my goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today, is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past.”
In a press conference Tuesday, organized by Texas Right to Life, Perry said that he wants to eliminate all abortion:”While Roe v. Wade prevents us from taking that step, it does allow states to do some things to protect life if they can show there is a compelling state interest. I don’t think there is any issue that better fits the definition of ‘compelling state interest’ than preventing the suffering of our state’s unborn.”
Rick Perry is a clown and part of the reason the GOP is in the state they find themselves in; unelectable.
ZCs

New York, NY

#1210 Dec 15, 2012
Run,Run,Run!!!!!!!!!!

The Republicans and the NRA are Coming, RUN!!!!!

Over the last four years, Congress and the Obama administration have only enacted laws that have deregulated gun use in America. It’s no secret why. As pundits love to note, the gun lobby is incredibly influential. But as we consider the potential for reform in the wake of the tragedy today, one of the first questions we should ask this time is: who does the gun lobby really represent?

The National Rifle Association portrays itself as an organization that represents “4 million members” who simply love the Second Amendment. The truth is much more murky.

In reality, the NRA is composed of half a dozen legal entities; some designed to run undisclosed attack ads in political campaigns, others to lobby and collect tens of millions in undisclosed, tax-deductible sums. This power has only been enhanced in the era of Citizens United, with large GOP donors in the last election reportedly funneling money to the NRA simply to use the group as a brand to pummel Democrats with nasty ads.(As The Huffington Post’s Peter Stone reported, even the Koch network now provides an undisclosed amount to the NRA.)

Despite the grassroots façade, there is much evidence to suggest that corporations that profit from unregulated gun use are propping up the NRA’s activities, much like how the tobacco lobby secretly funded “Smokers Rights’” fronts and libertarian anti-tax groups, or how polluters currently finance much of the climate change skepticism movement.

In a “special thanks” to their donors, the National Rifle Association Foundation lists Bushmaster Firearms Inc., the company that makes the assault rifle allegedly used by the shooter responsible for the mass murder today in Newtown, Connecticut. How much Bushmaster Firearms Inc. contributes is left unsaid.

The Violence Policy Center has estimated that since 2005, gun manufacturers have contributed up to $38.9 million to the NRA. Those numbers, however, are based on publicly listed “sponsorship” levels on NRA fundraising pamphlets. The real figures could be much bigger. Like Crossroads GPS or Americans for Prosperity, or the Sierra Club for that matter, the NRA does not disclose any donor information even though it spends millions on federal elections.

And like other industry fronts, the NRA is quick to conceal its pro–gun industry policy positions as ideological commitments.
ZCs

New York, NY

#1211 Dec 15, 2012
Run Republicans RUN!!!

Republicans need to dramatically improve their standing with Latino voters or risk becoming a “regional party” of disaffected whites, according to a study released Wednesday by a GOP pollster.

“Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters,” Resurgent Republic pollster Whit Ayres and the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network’s Jennifer Korn concluded in a memo detailing the results of the study.

Resurgent Republic surveyed Latino voters in four states — New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Florida — and concluded that the GOP brand was on life support. Respondents said Republicans did not respect their community’s values and concerns by a 51-44 margin in Florida, 54-40 in New Mexico, 59-35 in Nevada, and 63-30 in Colorado. By contrast Democrats were seen as respectful by a dominant 67-28 spread in Florida, 72- 23 percent in both New Mexico and Nevada, and 76-20 in Colorado.

“If Republicans achieve 40 percent or more of Hispanics nationally, they can elect conservative Republicans to national office,” the memo authors wrote.“Settling for a quarter or less of the Hispanic vote nationally will relegate Republicans to a regional party with few national prospects.”
Chubbs Peterson

AOL

#1212 Dec 15, 2012
ZCs wrote:
Run,Run,Run!!!!!!!!!!
The Republicans and the NRA are Coming, RUN!!!!!
Over the last four years, Congress and the Obama administration have only enacted laws that have deregulated gun use in America. It’s no secret why. As pundits love to note, the gun lobby is incredibly influential. But as we consider the potential for reform in the wake of the tragedy today, one of the first questions we should ask this time is: who does the gun lobby really represent?
The National Rifle Association portrays itself as an organization that represents “4 million members” who simply love the Second Amendment. The truth is much more murky.
In reality, the NRA is composed of half a dozen legal entities; some designed to run undisclosed attack ads in political campaigns, others to lobby and collect tens of millions in undisclosed, tax-deductible sums. This power has only been enhanced in the era of Citizens United, with large GOP donors in the last election reportedly funneling money to the NRA simply to use the group as a brand to pummel Democrats with nasty ads.(As The Huffington Post’s Peter Stone reported, even the Koch network now provides an undisclosed amount to the NRA.)
Despite the grassroots façade, there is much evidence to suggest that corporations that profit from unregulated gun use are propping up the NRA’s activities, much like how the tobacco lobby secretly funded “Smokers Rights’” fronts and libertarian anti-tax groups, or how polluters currently finance much of the climate change skepticism movement.
In a “special thanks” to their donors, the National Rifle Association Foundation lists Bushmaster Firearms Inc., the company that makes the assault rifle allegedly used by the shooter responsible for the mass murder today in Newtown, Connecticut. How much Bushmaster Firearms Inc. contributes is left unsaid.
The Violence Policy Center has estimated that since 2005, gun manufacturers have contributed up to $38.9 million to the NRA. Those numbers, however, are based on publicly listed “sponsorship” levels on NRA fundraising pamphlets. The real figures could be much bigger. Like Crossroads GPS or Americans for Prosperity, or the Sierra Club for that matter, the NRA does not disclose any donor information even though it spends millions on federal elections.
And like other industry fronts, the NRA is quick to conceal its pro–gun industry policy positions as ideological commitments.
You plagiarizing thief !!!
Logic

United States

#1213 Dec 16, 2012
Chubbs Peterson wrote:
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You plagiarizing thief !!!
You ignorant scumbag!

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