"The stimulus bill is the worst piece of economic legislation in a hundred years. This is not a stimulus, it is a mugging.
It is a fraud." -- Jim DeMint,
(R-Liar) on why the super-rich need more tax cuts,
"Do you know anyone dancing in the street over
this bill? You don't. Because most everyone knows it isn't a good bill, and knows that its failure to receive a single
Republican vote, not one, suggests the old battle lines are hardening. The president will enjoy short-term gain.
In the great circle of power, to win you have to look like a winner, and
to look like a winner you have to win. He did and
does. But for the long term, the president made a mistake by not forcing
the creation of a bill Republicans could or should
-- Piggy Noonan, pretending the Fascist dogs can be reasoned with,
Obama should call a press conference and say,
"The Republicans have refused to support this
bailout bill. They want more tax cuts for the super-rich but that kind of
thinking is what got us into this mess in the first place. Republicans caused this financial meltdown
and now they are blocking efforts to fix it. If you lose your job or your home,
remember that the Republicans are responsible."
Excerpt: The GOP wonít respect you until you cut them
in an alley fight. If Obama puts in all this effort to buy
and gets the cold shoulder, then letís see what
kind of guts our new president has. Because I know if Hillary had won
with 350 electoral votes by running on a platform
of universal health care, and putting Main Street over Wall Street,
only to see the Fascist dog leadership do this
right out of the box, she and Rahm Emanuel would have cut John Boehnerís
nuts off and made Mitch McConnell eat them, every
This "Mr Nice Guy" act probably won't play out
for very long.
Fascist dogs respect one thing and that's brute
"Those claiming that Obama has masterfully
depicted the Republicans as arrogant obstructionists by extending the hand of compromise should review
the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, which finds the public split almost evenly on whether they
support the Obama/Democratic economic recovery package."
This happens because the Democrats refuse to list
the damn facts.
This is what happens every single time:
the Democrats do everything possible to 'accommodate' the Republican position and then get attacked
anyway...Here, they did everything possible to change their bill to please Republicans and nothing is
happening except full-scale GOP opposition accompanied by a constant barrage of GOP attacks against them
as big-spending, reckless, wealth-transferring liberals."
-- Glen Greenwald, Link
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"Republicans played this properly, unlike the
constantly-capitulating Dems the past decade. It's Obama's chasing of the magic 'bipartisan'
pony that deserves scorn, because no number of concessions was going to get him a single
Republican vote in the House. The Senate is different, and he'll get crossover support there which
he can use to laud his 'bipartisanship'. But House Republicans? Screw them. They are irrelevant,
unpopular, and should henceforth be treated as such." -- the great and powerful Kos,
Bart, the Murdoch controlled NY Whore Post has
been running with the Democrat-Limbaugh feud.
They have some of the most backward Ass Commenterís
A lot of them were on there defending Pigboy.
It was amusing really.
However in my comment, I did what you tell Democrats
to do all the time. Just list the facts.
No one was able to refute a word, but they called
me things like nasty, divisive, hateful and other ridiculous things,
when I got back in their faces about why they
were not arguing the facts, no one said a word.
1. Draft Dodger (despite being pro war
when it puts money in his pocket) 2. Hillbilly Heroin Addict (despite
saying all ďdruggiesĒ should be locked up and the key thrown away) 3. Viagra Addict 4. Boy Raper (Was coming back from The
Dominican Republic the boy rape capital of the world when he was busted
with the Viagra) 5. Hardcore Racist (fired from his dream
job at Monday Night Football because he couldnít keep his mouth shut about
race) 6. Anti-American (ďI hope Obama failsĒ)
Excerpt: Into this hostile territory rode Bill Clinton,
the lone American to whom anyone in Switzerland for the World Economic
might actually listen as he attempted to uphold
the name of his country. (Presumably too busy for international confabs
try to organize their administration and save
the country, the Obama White House sent nobody except presidential aide
Valerie Jarrett, who didn't make much of an impression.)...
He spoke out forcefully in defense of Obama's
economic policies, notably including the economic stimulus package and
proposed "bad bank" to nationalize distressed
mortgage assets. He lifted the spirits of the conference at least momentarily
when he demanded that world leaders act in the
great American tradition of FDR, although he didn't mention FDR by name
"This is not a time for denial or delay. Do
something. Give people confidence by showing confidence," he urged.
"Don't give up. Don't bet against yourself.
Don't bet against your country. This is still a good time to be alive.'"
His rock-star status among world leaders, at a
time when America's reputation is in tatters,
shows the former president is a major asset to
I was thinking about talking points for dems.
Where are the progressives and Dems on TV fighting back?
They need to speak up like Digby and Bartcop
and pin this all on the Republicans as we don't have Bush
to kick around anymore, something like:
So let's review: The Republicans drive the whole
country into the ground, and create a new Depression, just like the 1930s.
The Republicans create the Depression by out
of control tax cuts for the rich, out of control 'deregulation' of banks
hedge funds, speculation bubbles in mortgages
and real estate, and finally, out of control spending by the military-industrial
complex for wars we have no business fighting
-- all of which quickly leads to a new guilded age for the super-rich and
Meanwhile, having stolen all the money from the
poor, bankrupting the entire middle class, and sending millions of families
the streets after losing their homes to predatory
banks --all thanks once again to the Republicans-- the Republicans now
more tax cuts for the rich and and a sudden end
to deficit spending, which will create an even worse 21st century Depression.
Of course, we know Republicans hate the idea
of putting people to work and spending on the common good, like the
National Mall, which is the only thing that may
stop this growing depression.
But only two days after American business announces
60,000+ jobs lost in one single day the Republicans, under the control
of a drug addict, child-sex vacationer, multi-millionaire
ultra right-wing radio host, all vote against saving the country.
The Republicans all vote to not support the new
President -- in a crisis much worse than 9-11, where a lot more is at stake.
Of course when someone even asked questions about
our disappearing rights under the Constitution, the Republicans all called
"treason" and not acceptable not to support the
President. The Republicans and their Great Leader Rush wants the President
the country to fail-that is what their no stimulus
vote said to all Americans.
Rush and the Republicans are traitors to our country,
plain and simple. They want the country to fail and thats both un-American
and unacceptable. The Republicans should be tarred
and feathered by every man, woman and child who is suffering due the
Depression caused by these Republican selfish
all the best,
The Democrats are gutless cowards who refuse to
fight when their country needs them.
"Reagan and both President Bushes treated the
Oval Office with tremendous respect. And some of that respect was reflected in how they expected
people to dress when they walked into the Oval Office. And yes, Iím disappointed to see the no shirt and tie,
no jacket, kind of locker room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval
Office." -- Andrew
Card, Bush bastard to the end, Link
Andrew card is correct.
Reagan wore a suit when he gave arms to
Bush the Smarter wore a suit when he pardoned
to cover-up his involvement in the Reagan-era
Clinton didn't always wear a suit when he
gave us peace and prosperity and
Bush the Dimmer was wearing a jacket when
he froze up on September 11th
and he wore a jacket when he refused to
testify about what really happened
that day when thousands of Americans were
brutally murdered by his oil partner.
It just occurred to me today, the true genius
of George........by destroying the economy and eliminating
millions of jobs, the illegal immigrants are
returning to Mexico in droves. I'm sure we'll hear the crackpots
soon extolling the success of the Bushies solving
the immigration problem.........
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"I donít know why he would do that. Mr. Limbaugh
is a voice of a significant portion of our conservative movement in America. He has a very wide viewing
audience. He is entitled to his views, and he has a lot of people who listen very carefully to him.
I donít know why that the President would take him on. Heís part of the political landscape, and he plays a
-- McCain, trying to say something but making no sense,Link
Excerpt It is possible that Obama genuinely believes
in reaching out to Republicans or perhaps he is just going through
the motions because he knows the American people
favor bipartisanship. But he can no longer harbor any
real hope that his overtures to the GOP will
bring significant votes for his policies.
On Wednesday, when the House voted on the $819
billion stimulus bill, which many economists say is vital
for the United States to avoid a possible depression,
not a single Republican supported the legislation.
The Democrats had to provide all the 244 votes
that sent the package over to the Senate, where
leading Republicans, including McCain, have already
announced their determination to fight the bill."
They did the same thing to Clinton, remember?
Not one Fascist dog voted for the Clinton plan which gave America its
most prosperity ever.
Has any Democrat ever mentioned that fact?
NO, because they don't believe in listing the facts.
Now, the GOP again refuses to help regular Americans save their jobs
and their homes.
Will any Democrat mention that fact?
NO, because they don't believe in listing the facts.
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The town was in the midst of a full-blown epidemic.
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Subject: RE: Clinton a
Checken Hawk Like Obama
There is a difference between the right to defend
yourself and the best way to defend yourself.
What we should be talking about is the best way
for Israel and the Palestinians to defend themselves
and find a solution that everybody hates equally.
What we do is accuse the other side of being Adolf Hitler.
Frank, it's worse than that.
Faced with the choice of living in peace and
watching their kids grow up
or fighting to the death,
both sides choose to fight to the death
because they're religiously insane.
People talk about :the danger of marijuana.
People talk about :the danger of alcohol.
People talk about :the danger of gambling,
but nothing is more dangerous than
Democratic governments and laws are created in
order to establish a framework for regulating human
behavior in order to serve the common good.
Anyone who takes time to study history can see why
regulation and consumer protection has to be
one of the prime domestic missions of a modern government.
We accept the need for a police force, as it is
obvious that law abiding citizens need protection [or at least, the
perception of justice] from people who
cannot behave within the legal framework of society. Why does the Right
have trouble granting that corporations are equally
in need of control and regulation? Time and time again history
has shown us that Big Business cannot be trusted
to behave in the best interests of society and must be regulated.
So here we go again.
If my child was one of the 8 [so far] who died
from this breach of trust,
I'd be visiting the Peanut Corporation of America
with a shotgun under my arm.
Excerpt: The peanut processor knew in 2007 that its plant
was contaminated with potentially deadly salmonella
but kept shipping out product anyway, according
to officials at the Food and Drug Administration.
With so much stuff in the pipeline, expect more
sick people and more recalls, FDA officials said yesterday.
This outbreak has already killed eight people
and sickened at least 501 so far, making it the most
deadly food contamination outbreak in at least
the past 20 years.
Big business cannot be trusted to police themselves.
Greed takes over and they risk people's lives for that extra nickel.
Since people are dead, somebody needs to go to prison.
Unless, of course, they gave money to the Republicans.
"Republicans are more afraid of Limbaugh than
they are of Obama. And Limbaugh has given his marching orders -- Obama must fail, and they must put their
efforts to that goal. Obama was able to count on a least a handful of Republicans to be decent friends to him in
the Senate, but I hope he realizes that they are his blood enemies now and will sacrifice anything to fuck him over
now that he's President."
-- Amanda Marcotte, Link
"Every Republican voted with Limbaugh, and
against creating 4 million new American jobs. Will our Senator, Arlen Specter, side
with Rush Limbaugh too? Or will he reject the partisanship and failed economic policies of the
past, and stand up for the people of Pennsylvania?"
-- Radio ad that fights for the Democrats because the Democrats refuse
to fight Link
Excerpt: Viewers in the Tuscon area were astonished to
see a woman unzipping a man's trousers
to reveal "full male nudity" followed by what
was described as "a graphic act" between the couple.
Somehow, the feed from Super Bowl XLIII had been
mixed up with a 30-second excerpt from
Club Jenna, an adult cable TV channel featuring
porn actress Jenna Jameson.
"I just figured it was another commercial until
I looked up," said Cora King.
"Then he did his little dance with everything
Excerpt: Thatís right: just five states, collectively
containing about 2 percent of the American population,
have statistically significant pluralities of
adults identifying themselves as Republicans. These are the
ďMormon BeltĒ states of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming,
plus Nebraska, plus Alaska. By contrast,
35 states are plurality Democratic, and 10 states
are too close to call.
Excerpt: The eight gold medal-winning swimming phenom
issued a quick apology over the weekend after a photo
of him inhaling from what appears to be a marijuana
pipe was published in a British tabloid.
"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and
demonstrated bad judgment," the Olympian said.
"I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way,
not in a manner people have come to expect from me.
For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans
and the public it will not happen again."
Why does he need to apologize?
The greatest swimmer in the world (by far) smokes pot.
Isn't that proof that pot doesn't hinder an athlete's performance?
It would be nice if science-and-logic Obama took a look at our
Excerpt. On the Steelers first drive of the second half
there were three questionable calls that helped the Steelers.
On the first penalty of that drive, how could
the officials call that facemask penalty on Rodgers-Cromartie
when Santonio Holmes was also holding his facemask?
On the second penalty, the refs had no business
throwing the flag unless they were giving a penalty
to Roethlisberger for intentional grounding.
There was just clearly no roughing the passer on that play..
But whatís really bothering me is what happened
at the end of the game.
I just canít believe that the refs did not review
the last play of the game. Seriously?
The last play of the NFL season was questionable
and the refs didnít review it?
If they reviewed it, there was a great chance
it would have been overturned because of the empty hand rule.
Not to mention because of the penalty called on
Lamar Woodley for taking his helmet off,
the Cardinals would have had a realistic last
chance from around the 35 yard line.
The strange thing about that penalty is that it
showed that the refs cared more about calling a penalty
on Woodley that had no affect on the game, then
reviewing a play that could have affected the game.
Would the Cardinals still have probably lost?
Probably, but why not give them the chance they earned.
I guess if you're a Steelers fan, you thought the referees did a great
That Arizona coach could've seperated his shoulder from all the calls
he had to challenge.
PittsburgH was no match for the Cardinals but those refs are tough to
In Tulsa they have a Furr's Cafeteria.
They used to have several here, now it's down to just the orginal
Mrs Bart was a waitress for them back in 1972 or so, that's when
I started eating there.
Thirty seven years I've been going there and I always ate the
same thing: chopped beef.
I know, a burger is a burger, but these were super-tasty.
Thirty seven years.
They're grilled over a charcoal flame - for sure that makes a
Get that on a plate with some real, handmade mashed potatos*
and some brown gravy
and it's like being back in grandma's kitchen (assuming you had
What's what I ate there every time - for thirty seven years.
Sunday I woke up hungry so I drove over to Furr's and got my
and it was totally and absolutely devoid of any flavor, whatsoever.
I've written about this before concerning Mexican food:
How is it possivble to drain all the flavor out of ground beef?
If you go to any grocery store in Tulsa and buy regular ground beef
or ground chuck
or chopped sirloin and fry it in a skillet and add salt &
pepper it tastes OK, so WTF?
Thirty seven years I've been going there and suddenly my signature
I told the cashier - she had the bad fortune to say, "So
how was everything?" and I
told her, "I've been coming here for thirty seven years and never
had a complaint.".
Sidebar: Can you imagine *me* not having any complaints for thirty seven
I continued, "The chopped beef was totally tasteless and that's
why I come here," and she replaied, "They're always looking
for ways to cut costs," to which I replied, "So they cut out the flavor?"
I'm going to call and complain today - Monday.
I might even record it for BCR
148 - I mostly finished it, but there wasn't
enough humor in it, so I'm going
to record another show today and tomorrow and I'll combine them
for a double-disker.
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