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Scarborough: ‘Michele Bachmann Is A Joke’
Post Date: 2011-08-12 12:23:16 by Brian S
Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Thursday tore into the base of the Republican Party in Iowa for pushing Michele Bachmann, someone who is never going to get close winning the presidential nomination. Michele Bachmanns first answer was, I wish the federal government had defaulted, Scarborough recalled Bachmann saying during Thursday nights Republican debate. Had defaulted! A week after Americans lost some of them perhaps lost half of their pensions. Lost half of their 401ks. When trillions of dollars went down the drain with Americans suffering, she said that and got applause. If anybody thinks that guys like my dad are ...
Voters Question Tea Party-Backed Lawmaker After Vote on U.S. Debt Accord
Post Date: 2011-08-12 12:13:58 by Brian S
First-term Representative Sean Duffy leveraged voter backlash over expanded government into an election win last year. His support last week for the U.S. debt- reduction deal is leaving the Republican vulnerable to a potential revolt of his own. In Duffys northwest Wisconsin district, the stock markets volatility following Standard & Poors lowering of the nations credit rating has some voters angered with a deal they say didnt do enough to prevent a downgrade. Others say theyre fed up with an ongoing debt debate that diverts attention from ways to jump-start a slow-moving economy. After benefiting from an anti-Washington mood to take office, Duffy ...
Ron Paul Rails Against Rick Santorum: ‘We Just Plain Don’t Mind Our Own Business!’ [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-08-12 01:18:40 by Brian S
The debate began with the two most similar candidates Minnesotans Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann pulling no punches in disparaging each others records. It wouldnt take long for the two most different candidates to have at it, and the foreign policy conversation between. Rep. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum delivered just as much as the experience one among the Minnesotans. Rep. Paul brought his vintage A-game to the debate on foreign policy tonight, attacking Americas foreign policy on Iran and arguing that they were entirely justified in wanting nuclear weapons. Arguing that the USSR had nuclear weapons and they were the greatest danger in our ...
Welcome Nolu Chan [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-08-11 17:46:58 by A K A Stone
Welcome Nolu Chan. Hey be nice everybody.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Pays $30 Per Month For Health Insurance
Post Date: 2011-08-11 14:32:35 by Brian S
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) crashed into office earlier this year on a campaign bashing President Barack Obama's health care plan and its ability to lower costs for consumers, but it turns out that he doesn't mind the governmental twist that allows him to pay a lower insurance premium himself. Scott pays only $30 per month for taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for himself and his family, the Miami Herald reported. Meanwhile, the janitors who clean his office in the state Capitol pay six times as much out of pocket for their own health coverage. Scott accepts no salary as state executive, but a perk of his and 32,000 other high-ranking state officials job is the ...
Tea Party Rep: Bank Should Have Known I Wouldn't Be Able To Repay $2.2 Million Loan
Post Date: 2011-08-11 13:12:25 by Brian S
Tea Party aligned Georgia Rep. Tom Graves (R), who castigates Washington for fiscal irresponsibility, reached an out of court settlement Wednesday after he was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan -- which his attorney argued is the bank's fault for lending him the money in the first place. Graves and his business partner Chip Rogers -- who is the state Senate's Republican majority leader -- took out a $2.2 million loan from the Bartow County Bank in 2007 to buy and renovate a local motel. The project soon went belly-up. The bank, which has since failed and had its assets taken over, sued Graves and Rogers for defaulting. The two Republicans then countersued, "accusing ...
Congressman Feuds With White House Over Bin Laden Movie
Post Date: 2011-08-11 11:58:02 by Brian S
WASHINGTON A movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, expected in theaters just weeks before the 2012 presidential election, is already generating a partisan political feud. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says he's worried that the Obama administration will only be too happy to give sensitive details about the Navy SEAL mission to the Oscar-winning moviemakers behind the project. White House spokesman Jay Carney suggests that King should have better things to do than complain about a movie. King on Wednesday sought an investigation by the CIA and Pentagon inspectors general, wanting them to review the administration's ...
Michele Bachmann Repeatedly Sought Stimulus, EPA, Other Government Funds
Post Date: 2011-08-10 13:16:11 by Brian S
WASHINGTON -- Few candidates in the Republican presidential primary field have decried the federal government with as much gusto as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). The three-term congresswoman has belittled the stimulus package, deemed the Obama administration both corrupt and "gangster," and lamented the "orgy" of spending she sees happening in Washington. The contempt has served her well, helping her craft the type of fiscally conservative, anti-government message that has catapulted her into frontrunner status for the Iowa Caucus and, more immediately, Saturday's crucial Ames Straw Poll. But it's simply not supported by the Minnesota Republican's actual ...
Obama Retakes Lead In 2012 Generic Ballot
Post Date: 2011-08-10 11:59:20 by Brian S
President Obama jumped ahead of a nameless Republican challenger in Gallup's monthly survey of the generic ballot. Registered voters shifted toward Obama over the last month, erasing the advantage a generic Republican challenger to the president had enjoyed over the two previous months. Forty-five percent of registered voters said they would pick Obama, versus 39 percent who would favor "the Republican Party's candidate." The generic GOP candidate had led Obama 47-39 percent in mid-July, and 44-39 percent in mid-June. While the generic matchup is an imprecise measure of how Obama might perform against specific Republican candidates, it represents an overall shift in ...
Banjo Boy Issues Coherent Rant on elPee
Post Date: 2011-08-10 11:45:20 by Fred Mertz
#15. To: Infowarrior (#14) (Edited) You're not welcome here ! Goldi said your crap belongs in the biker bar ! You should be put out of your misery ! When the next tim mcveigh happens it will be traced back to you ! You will be a co conspirator ! byeltsin posted on 2011-08-10 11:36:25 ET
Tea Party Town Runs Out of Water, Prays for Help
Post Date: 2011-08-09 17:06:35 by Brian S
Dear Tea Party: This is why you have to collect taxes and spend money on infrastructure. The north Texas town of Kemp ran out of water this week, leaving its 1,133 residents without drinking water. "Right now our water towers have no water in them at all," said Kemp Mayor Donald Kile. "According to the weather forecast we got no relief coming. We're believing and we're praying for rain." Aah yes, prayer the last refuge of the truly desperate. Perhaps these Texans could try something the rest of the civilized world does, and raise tax revenues to pay for infrastructure improvements. Why? Their infrastructure dates back to the 1930s. Most of the water ...
Birfer Madness - on elPee
Post Date: 2011-08-09 12:57:08 by Fred Mertz
Click on the link if you are bored or need some entertainment. www.libertypost.org/cgi-b...gi?ArtNum=311744&Disp=All Goldi is on a crusade, or so it appears.
Michele Bachmann Doesn't Need 'Newsweek' to Make Her Look Crazy
Post Date: 2011-08-09 11:43:50 by Brian S
Ever since the great and cringe-worthy Princess Diana Debacle of June 2011, Newsweek hasn't been the same. Under Tina Brown's editorial eye, they've been going for the shock value, it seems, looking to get people talking. And they're succeeding -- especially this week with their Michele Bachmann cover. The photo, in no uncertain terms, makes the GOP presidential candidate look like a wild-eyed crazy person, complete with the coverline, "The Queen of Rage." Of course, the GOP and the Tea Party in particular are SUPER offended by this, because they say the "lamestream media" is once again targeting their peeps, making 'em look like a bunch of ...
Did Soros Make $1B Betting on U.S. Downgrade?
Post Date: 2011-08-08 19:50:48 by Brian S
Who made a billion dollars on 10/1 bet that U.S. credit rating would be downgraded? By Mark Duell, The Daily Mail Last updated at 5:03 PM on 8th August 2011 A mystery investor or hedge fund reportedly made a bet of almost $1billion at odds of 10/1 last month that the U.S. would lose its AAA credit rating. Now questions are being asked of whether the trader had inside information before placing the $850million bet in the futures market. There are mounting rumours that investor George Soros, 80, famously known as the man who broke the Bank of England, could be involved. He made more than $1billion on currency speculation when the British pound left the Exchange Rate Mechanism on ...
ACCEPT - Pandemic
Post Date: 2011-08-08 10:18:09 by A K A Stone
Reagan Appointed Republican Greenspan: 'United States Can Pay Any Debt Because We Can Always Print Money'...
Post Date: 2011-08-07 19:46:34 by Brian S
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Sunday ruled out the chance of a US default following S&P's decision to downgrade America's credit rating. "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default" said Greenspan on NBC's Meet the Press "What I think the S&P thing did was to hit a nerve that there's something basically bad going on, and it's hit the self-esteem of the United States, the psyche" said Greenspan Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the White House's council of economic advisors, hit out at S&P on the same show, insisting the credit ...
Axelrod: This Is A "Tea Party Downgrade"
Post Date: 2011-08-07 13:33:55 by Brian S
Former White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday pinned responsibility for the recent U.S. economic downgrade on the Tea Party movement, arguing that the group's political "brinksmanship" during debt ceiling negotiations "brought us to the brink of a default" -- and that, subsequently, "this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade." In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Axelrod, currently a campaign strategist for President Obama, said the U.S. economic downgrade was "largely a political analysis" and that "there's a broad consensus that [the U.S.] is still the safest place to invest your money." Nevertheless, he ...
Bilderberger Ralph Reed Making A Comeback (Will Undoubtedly Be A Major Force In Directing The Aims And Agenda Of The Tea Party Movement)
Post Date: 2011-08-06 21:01:24 by Brian S
The New York Times is hailing and promoting the return to the political arena of scandal-tainted Ralph Reed, the 49-year-old Christian right leader and Bilderberg figure who first rose to power and wide-reaching influence as the founding executive director of evangelist Pat Robertsons Christian Coalition. The Times focused on Reeds new incarnation as the founder of a non-profit political advocacy group known as the Faith and Freedom Coalition that Reed says will build a direct-mail and fundraising file of some 29 million conservative voters. Reed and his operation will undoubtedly be a major force in directing the aims and agenda of the tea party movement in the days ahead. ...
Eric Cantor Has The 'Shiniest Balls' Of All! The 'Shiny Ball' Corporations That Pay For Cantor's Loyalties!
Post Date: 2011-08-06 20:56:46 by Brian S
Who Has The Shiniest Balls Of All? Eric Cantor! Eric Cantor, the GOP House Majority Leader, talks about shiny balls? Cantor has defended tax loopholes for bankers, hedge fund managers and corporate millionaires and billionaires. He complains that the Democrats' constant attacks on tax breaks for the wealthy is nothing but throwing "...the shiny ball out there..." In another conversation, Cantor spoke of "...the shiny balls of millionaires and billionaires..." The list of Cantor's contributors and supporters shows clearly, that Cantor himself, may have the shiniest balls of all in this battle! As part of the 'shiny ball' battle, Cantor ...
Five Scriptures You Won't Hear at Rick Perry's Prayer Event
Post Date: 2011-08-06 19:43:47 by Brian S
As a native Texan, I'm used to crazy religion and crazy politics. So, the announcement of Gov. Rick Perry's plans for "The Response," a prayer event scheduled for Aug. 6 at Houston's Reliant Stadium, was not a surprise. But as a Presbyterian minister and community organizer, it's part of my job to stand up for my neighbors. The use of the governor's office to promote one religion in a country with such rich religious diversity is obviously unhealthy politics, but if one takes the Christian and Jewish scriptures seriously it is also unhealthy religion. Here are five rather important verses of scripture you aren't likely to hear at "The ...
Protesters Shout Down Gov. Walker At State Fair
Post Date: 2011-08-05 17:30:52 by Brian S
Scott Walker, Wisconsins controversial Republican governor, tried yesterday to give a speech to open this years state fair: tried, being the key word. As he took the stage to speak, a large crowd of protesters began chanting Change! Change! Change! and Recall Walker, generating enough noise that his speech was practically inaudible. [Protesting is] one of those things people have a right to do, Walker reportedly said later on. Most people come to the fair, and they set aside politics and business and just have a good time. This video was published to YouTube on Thursday, August 4, 2011. S
Poll Shows Negative View of Tea Party on the Rise; 40% View As “Not Favorable,” Versus 18% In The First Poll
Post Date: 2011-08-05 13:13:55 by Brian S
Little more than a year ago, most Americans did not know enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion. Now, more people have opinions, and they are hardly positive. The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party in a New York Times/CBS News Poll this week was higher than it has been since the first time the question was asked, in April 2010. Forty percent of those polled this week characterized their view as not favorable, compared with 18 percent in the first poll. In the first poll, a plurality, 46 percent, said they had not heard enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion (an additional 14 percent were undecided). Now, just 21 percent said they had ...
Ron Paul: ‘Super Congress’ Created By Debt Deal Is ‘Monstrous’
Post Date: 2011-08-05 12:21:38 by Brian S
Thursday on the Fox Business Network, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) described the 12 member bipartisan special joint committee of Congress created by the Budget Control Act of 2011 as unconstitutional and monstrous. It looks to me like with this Super Congress and committee, if we dont vote for what they recommend, the [Office of Management and Budget] gets a lot of power, and thats part of the executive branch, he told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs. And who knows? Thats the area where I think that they may be raising revenue, closing loopholes. Who knows what they might be doing? But it is not a good sign for ...
Hannity Blasts Free Birth Control, Defends Free Viagra
Post Date: 2011-08-05 12:15:16 by Brian S
In a bizarre Fox News segment Thursday night, right-wing talk show host Sean Hannity insisted that providing free birth control pills to women through their insurance is helping to build a nanny state, but giving men free pills to give them erections is just addressing a medical problem. Apparently Hannity wasnt aware than every single day, at least 1,000 women around the world die due to pregnancy, or that the majority of health insurance policies already cover birth control (PDF). Recent studies have also shown that unintended pregnancies cost U.S. taxpayers over $11 billion a year. But not being able to get an erection: thats serious business. This ...
Former Sen. Alan Simpson: Who Is Grover Norquist A Slave To?
Post Date: 2011-08-04 11:56:30 by Brian S
Former Senator Alan Simpson (R) appeared on MSNBCs The Last Word Wednesday, where he called for an investigation into anti-tax crusader Grover Norquists influence on the Republican Party. Grovers anti-tax pledge has been signed by 235 House Republicans and 41 Senate Republicans. If Grover Norquist is more powerful than the President of the United States and Congress
he should run for president, Simpson said. Its time now to peel all the layers of onion off of Grover Norquist. Who is he a slave to? he added. Somewhere that needs to come out very soon. Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:
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