Al Gore Put In Internet Hall Of Fame

Al Gore Put In Internet Hall Of Fame

There are 33 comments on the National Public Radio story from Apr 25, 2012, titled Al Gore Put In Internet Hall Of Fame. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#22 Apr 25, 2012





Obama sells out to Wall Street: The president-elect's support of the bank bailout is payback to his wealthy Wall Street supporters.


Jan 17, 2009
By David Sirota


The veto is the legislative equivalent of a nuclear warhead — a rarely used instrument of devastating force that singularly vaporizes the votes of 535 elected representatives. So when a president-elect issues a veto threat before being sworn into office, it sets off a particularly big explosion because it is a deliberate agenda-setting edict about priorities for the next four years.

That’s why every American who isn’t a financial industry executive should be nervous.

After President Bush this week asked Congress to release the bank bailout fund’s remaining $350 billion, Obama pledged to veto any bill rejecting the request, meaning he is beginning his presidency not by “turn[ing] the page on policies that have put the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street,” as he once pledged. Instead, he is promising a mushroom cloud unless lawmakers let taxpayer cash continue flowing to the biggest of Big Money interests.

Amid paeans to “new politics,” we’re watching old-school paybacks from a politician who raised more Wall Street dough than any other — a president-to-be whose inauguration festivities are being underwritten by the very bankers who are benefiting from the bailout largesse.


This isn’t much-ballyhooed “change”— it’s money politics by a different name. How do we know? Because neither Obama nor anyone else is genuinely trying to justify the bailout on its merits — and understandably so. Even the most basic queries prove such merits don’t exist.

Has the bailout increased bank lending, as was its stated objective?“Hundreds of billions of dollars have been injected into the marketplace with no demonstrable effects on lending,” says a new report by the congressional panel charged with overseeing the money.

Do federal officials have a solid plan to improve the bailout? The report raises alarms about “the shifting explanations of its purposes,” noting that the government has “not yet explained its strategy.”

Is the cash being spent responsibly? The report says a lack of transparency means the public “still does not know what the banks are doing with taxpayer money.”

But the most damning question isn’t even being voiced: Is a bank bailout the best way to boost the economy?

Somehow, immediately releasing more bailout funds is being portrayed as a self-evident necessity, even though the New York Times reported this week that “the Treasury says there is no urgent need” for additional money.


Somehow, forcing average $40,000-aires to keep giving their tax dollars to Manhattan millionaires is depicted as the only “serious” course of action.



http://www.salon.com/2009/01/17/sirota_2/

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Palm Bay, FL

#23 Apr 25, 2012

"Can you send in the Hookers?"

- Al gore, calling down for room service


Curtis Lowe

United States

#24 Apr 25, 2012
He invented baseball too. Why isn't he in Cooperstown? And where the hell is Vera Baker?
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#25 Apr 26, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
LOL
The Sex poodle getting an award.
Tipper has dignity, Al doesn't.
I heard he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame the same day the Mardi Gras flashers were.
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#26 Apr 26, 2012
Curtis Lowe wrote:
He invented baseball too. Why isn't he in Cooperstown? And where the hell is Vera Baker?
She was banished in exile to the island of Martinique by an insanely jealous, frothing-at-the-mouth Michelle.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#27 Apr 26, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I think "mission accomplished" packed more punch. Bush felt so macho, he spent the rest of that day stuffing his crotch with toilet paper.
in comparison, it might have packed more punch...
after all, there are SO MANY obama lies, it's hard to get rattled by just one.
Otis B Driftwood

Medford, NY

#28 Apr 26, 2012
He and Tipper also provided the inspiration for the novel and movie "Love Story". When is he gonna get an honorary Oscar?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#29 Apr 26, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
"I'll sell out Poland and anyone else you want AFTER the Election. Please tell that to Putin."
- Barack Hussein Obama; caught on an open Mic talking to the KGB leader at the summit.
Obama = Treason
Your quote and your a'hole are both full of shit.

Are you so desperate that you have to invent outright lies about Obama, you stupid sock puppet? Your chances of electing Romney, and what passes for your soul, are both dead. Just quit annoying Topix contributors with your long-winded cut-and-paste slanted bullshit and go quietly.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#30 Apr 26, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
in comparison, it might have packed more punch...
after all, there are SO MANY obama lies, it's hard to get rattled by just one.
That's a good reason for you to keep quiet.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#31 Apr 26, 2012
WVB wrote:
Where's Vera Baker?
Balling your sister.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#32 Apr 26, 2012
The laughing loon wrote:
Obama sells out to Wall Street: The president-elect's support of the bank bailout is payback to his wealthy Wall Street supporters...blah, blah, blah....
No shit, this is NEWS to you?

I admit it's funny to see a rightwingnut pretend to attack Obama from the Left, though...LOL

Hypocritical, but funny!:)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#33 Apr 26, 2012
The laughing loon wrote:
"Can you send in the Hookers?"
- Al gore, calling down for room service
"Can you send in Al Gore?"
--Laughing Loon, calling down for hooker service

;)
harvey

Columbus, OH

#34 Apr 26, 2012
Curtis Lowe wrote:
He invented baseball too. Why isn't he in Cooperstown? And where the hell is Vera Baker?
You didn't invent lying, but you're an enthusiastic one nevertheless.

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