- With the presidential contest static, the parties try to invent an advantage.
- Wall Street likes to do it too.
- San Antonio mayor Julian Castro will keynote the Democratic convention, Elizabeth Warren will open for Bill Clinton.
- Clinton returns to ’93 inauguration levels of popularity.
- Congressional report will lay Fast and Furious blame on five senior ATF officials.
- America was unswayed by Aurora.
- ‘Romney is a wimp’ isn’t too convincing.
- And maybe I’m just a secular coastal snob, but I have no idea what this ad is for. Duracell?
Is God sending a messenger with a warning in the form of hurricane Isaac telling us and the world that the republinos must be stopped at all costs? Was Katrina the first to show us republino incompetence?
I will be the first to admit that President Obama has made some mistakes
along the way, not holding wall street and the big banks accountable,
and taking too long to realize congress wanted him to be unsuccessful at
the cost of the economy and jobs. However, I do give him credit for
trying and he has put forth a lot of good ideas that congress won't
consider. Let's step back a minute and think what happened. Mistakes
by both parties helped the banks and wall street crash our economy
losing jobs. In the Great Depression no one blamed the unemployed for
being unemployed but today the "1%" has successfully convinced too many
people that because of the union workers' benefits and the laziness of
the unemployed on welfare, unemployment, and food stamps, that they are
causing the huge budget deficit. Wall street and the big banks are
enjoying the fact that business is back to normal but main street is far
from normal. No, try to remember who caused the financial collapse
and then not blame President Obama for not having congress work with him
to correct the mess.
They couldn't swift boat Romeny hes a draft evader Most LDS Missionaries went in military service as they left the mission field some did military service first then served two years as missionary. I lucked out they ended the draft a month before graduating high school and as the Nam war was starting to wind down and served as an LDS Missionary starting a year later My first companion had just gotten out of the US Marine Corp
Yes, you have convinced me. From now on I will only vote for the
dumbest, most ignorant politician so he can pass stupid laws. That is
the only way for America to maintain its world dominance, prominence,
and military might. We need a politician with the will to drop THE BOMB
without asking questions and without knowing facts and not caring about
the consequences. "Yeah, right." We all wish for the weakest, dumbest,
most inefficient government possible. one that stands outside in the
rain and must wear slip on shoes because they don't know how to tie the
laces. Yes, no government is the best government. This is called
republino "common sense" get government out of our pockets and into our
The most efficient way to control the world is to control the most
powerful nation in the world. Regime change isn't good enough without
total control of the new regime. The way to do it is to first convince
the population that your regime is the best in the world by infiltrating
the government through "free elections". Do this by controlling the
voters starting with minorities and a large percentage of the population
with little political power such as women. By controlling the voting
population you can control the outcome. One way is by attacking the
government as being too strong (big) and that it must be weakened
(smaller). (Birth of the tea party) Convince the voters you need
"starve the beast" decimating its power. You do this by convincing
voters of its exceptionalism by "taking back" their nation led by
culturally superior whites and the easily manipulated minority
"leaders". Only by becoming the government can you destroy it from
within and replace it with the power of the military and its new
leadership. You now have the perfect recipe for world dominance and the
full power of the republinos.
Odds are Trump will be the VP Candidate and will have to give up Reality tv show even though he likes to Fire People Just like Willard he said he was sworn to secrecy for what he was to do at the GOP Get to gather in Fla. Since Gingrich is out hes the next best clown for the GOP silly soap-opera.
Their are three sides to the coin the two extremes Heads Or tails and the slim Middle or edge of the coin that its balanced on and so far its landed on its edge and the slightest breeze will decide which way it falls to be called. showing the winner the looser the hardest part will be to return as a united country afterwards and to go forth and progress into the future when at least half the crowd will feel cheated in the toss. The federal level has to return to the Ky Motto to avoid its worst out come
"united we stand divided we fall."
Obama is hearing the footsteps behind him"...of the corporations who are spending spending spending to spread false information. Obama will be elected and it will be with the support of the typical American citizen, not the Supreme Courts' version of citizen.
Oh boy, where do I start? Public employees of public services such as
teachers, police, fire fighters, and city workers repairing potholes,
don't make too much money, if any, for the 1%. This is usually taxpayer
money paying people to benefit people that pay taxes(kind of a circular
money flow within the public sector), doesn't benefit the 1% at all. The
1% don't use public roads, bridges, and public transportation, along
with the education system and other public services. (Senator Kennedy
used to fly in his private jet to and from the senate.) Do you actually
think mitt would wait at the DMV for hours to renew his driver's license
or wait in an ER for his turn to be seen by a doctor? So, in order to
gain more money and power there is no need for public services as they
don't service the 1%. The 1%, as they gain political power, are
decimating the public sector and eventually it will simply "disappear".
The unbelievable part is that the average taxpayer agrees with the 1%
that public employees are the problem by being paid too much and have
too many benefits sucking up the money and benefits from the average
private citizen causing and contributing the financial, deficits, and
economic and jobs crisis. The mess, was in fact, created and perpetrated
upon the 99% in order to gain more power and money and the process
becomes self sustaining: The more the 1% takes the more it can take. An
example is housing. Your house "lost" about 30-40% in value (but only if
you sell do you realize the loss) the 1% has no intention of selling,
they are buying and accumulating wealth at bargain prices. There is a
purpose to their madness as they grow wealth at the 99% expense..
Perhaps one day we will get to decide the type of "free market" we will have: Greenspan's no regulations anything goes policy or transparent and enforced regulations. Size of government is not as important as efficiency of government although it should not be any larger than necessary. Term limits and limiting lobby money would slow down the corruption and waste. The government makes it too easy to spend other people's money or fight other people's wars for that matter. Used to be one person, one vote. Now it's one person if you can qualify, one vote, and one million dollars or more.
If you want to hear a re run of Mitch McConnell speech from Fancy Farm KET has it and IF the Republicans don't de-fund Educational tv you can see it on line too bad it repeats the Misquote the National Republican party has made of Obama's infrastructure speech taking words totally out of context it was given.. The edit job was lousy at best Or jsut read it in context and you will see that Minority Mitch is trying to oil the path of Mitt to leadership.. Teflon Mitch is slicker than Clinton ever dreamed of being.. but the T Party will likely sink Mitch's boat as they have lots of incumbents next election.. IF the Democrats dont win the Fractional Republicans will self destruct from internal conflict.
Seasoned voters know what to ignore and what is conceivable as almost facts and which you should spend enough time to fact check to see what is truth and what is pure fluff that a door to door salesman might use to sell a less than quality product (knockoff) as genuine value with honest backgrounds.
That can happen on both Left and Right when extremists are extolling values on the candidate of choice or shading the opposition to look less than stellar in the Office sought
The Uber strong Elizabeth Warren is just a silly girl after all.
Romney: Israeli Culture is Superior to Palestinian Culture
just can't make this stuff up! Although there is some truth to it as
the northern hemisphere is superior to the southern hemisphere and the
western hemisphere is superior to the eastern hemisphere. And everyone
knows that the center of each state of the USA far out shines the rest
of that state. Also, taller people are smarter and blue eyed people are
smarter. No, no, no racism involved whatsoever. The higher the IQ,
the higher the income, but only in nations that have completely free
trade with no regulations or restrictions. It takes a republino to
point out the obvious. Nothing better than the 1% hubris.
neighbor's sister-in-law makes $66 an hour on the laptop. She has been
fired for five months but last month her check was $18976 just working
on the laptop for a few hours. Here's the site to read more
A British government official speaking truth.
“You should not trust government – full stop. The natural inclination of
government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself
in the name of the public good.”
"Government" is a collection of "people". It has no properties of its own except those of it's individual components. Blanket statements about it can therefore be declared false before you even bother parsing them. The inclination of people to hoard power and information is not unique to Government in the slightest. Corporations and individuals and sports teams all demonstrate the same properties.
Paul, so YOU trusted the Bush government?
Example 2: These people trusted their government:
How's that theory holding up? FAIL
Tell that to the Iranian people. Corporations and individuals do not make laws or enforce them or, make decisions behind closed doors that can affect generations. Your statement is ludicrous.
Willie Brown talks about how he, as assembly leader, and the left destroyed California. Say hey, Willie.
Says getting re-elected was more important
Willie Brown: Architect Of A Money
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) ―
He is one of the most recognizable politicians in the state: former Assembly
Speaker Willie Brown. He helped create the California you live in today but does
he take credit for the bad along with the good? His frank answers in a sit-down
interview were more than a little surprising.
"I may have been one of the key architects of many of the things that have
created a challenge for my successors," Brown admitted during his
Architect may be a fitting word. This is the man who helped draw up the
blueprints for the 21st century California government.
Every week he holds court in the same corner booth in a San Francisco restaurant. It's a perfect
place to be seen and people watch - with people walking by the open window
where Brown sit and is visible from the sidewalk. It is also a place where, on
the day of the interview, belly dancers slink around the tables of the intimate
but eclectic establishment. Still, the clang of their finger cymbals don't
detract from a good game of dice played by Brown and his regular guests.
"That's the best hand we've seen today," says Brown, who undaunted,
rolls another round...no longer taking changes with state's money but vying for
a cut of the lunch bill.
Eventually, the man who was once one of the most powerful people in the
state speaks - and makes some powerful statements about the unforeseen consequences
of his political decisions.
"In the world of politics we don't think in these terms," Brown says
of the political decisions in the Statehouse. "We think very short-range:
how can they be helpful in getting us re-elected. Period."
It's a very bold admission from a man with a deep history here in California. It's been 15 years since
Willie Brown left the Statehouse. In that time, the state saw unprecedented
growth both in California's businesses and in its
housing market. He also oversaw the expansion of the state government and the
protection of its employees.
"I had actually participated in moving legislation to reduce the
retirement age for teachers and I did it with great pride and I created it in
my resume as one of my great achievements."
He also realizes, though, that he helped set up the problems we see today:
state IOU's, furlough Fridays, and layoffs on a scale the state has never
before had to face.
"Nobody took the time to do the analysis that would have persuaded us we
needed to add money to make it work," says Brown.
Before his time, state jobs were almost entry-level, nearly blue collar in
their description. Now, those workers are protected civil servants with the
same benefits as the private sector. It's a change Brown now believes was
short-sighted, even self-serving. He freely admits that he benefitted with a 15
year run as speaker and a long political career. Still, he doesn't believe
politicians deserve ALL the blame. He puts some of the blame on us, the voters.
"The public is equally guilty," he says emphatically, "we are
equally guilty of being generous, literally to a fault with retirees."
Beyond that he won't commit to any answers about how to fix what's NOT working
because he believes that you have to play the hand you're dealt. He's far from
apologizing for what he did, either.
"I think politicians should never apologize for making a decision based on
new knowledge, superior knowledge, or better ideas."
The biggest challenges he sees? Under-funded education, refusal to raise taxes
and a resistance to cut programs in a legislature he believes is hamstrung by
term limits. What he sees most threatening of all, though, is what he calls a
ticking time bomb: retiree benefits for state workers.
"Job security, zero requirement on the performance side, longevity or
seniority for a promotion," counts out Brown speaking about some of the
concerns regarding state workers. "So when we said we're going to start
making you comparable [to the private sector], we didn't move it all. So it was
half done? It was less than a half - less than half!"
When asked what he most regrets about his time in Sacramento?
"Not being as attentive to the long-range implications of some of the
policies that I advocated."
Paul, the left here lost it a long time ago due to many foreign substances. Remember, many of them grew up in the 60s and 70s before the warning about eating lead paint.