Morning Must Reads: March 6

In the news: Hugo Chavez, ex-Congressman Bob Ney, Pope Bendict XVI, the Dow, and the most powerful office you've never heard of

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died.
  • All the major reforms put forth in Jeb Bush’s Immigration Wars.
  • Convicted ex-Congressman Bob Ney settles scores with Speaker Boehner in new book Sideswiped.
  • NYT/CBS Poll: 75% thought it was a good idea for Pope Benedict XVI to resign.
  • Republicans back off Rep. Paul Ryan‘s budget plan due to Medicare concerns.
  • Rebuilding Detroit brick by brick.
  • Recap of the Sen. Menendez “He Said, She Said” controversy.
  • The most powerful political office you’ve never hear of.
  • Dow hit its all-time high yesterday. How the stock market was saved.
310 comments
Tero
Tero

Since Time started using LiveFyre, paulie has made 2894 comments. Just think about all the time and energy he has spent over the years. What is the result? Nothing. How many people have been swayed by his arguments? None. How many people have abandoned liberalism to become a right-wing bagger like him? The answer is a big fat ZERO. 

What a pathetic and sad life he must have to devote so much time and energy appealing to people who think he's a moron. The funny thing is... he thinks he is "winning". hahahahahahahahahaha

paulejb
paulejb

It's a sad day for all my liberal friends. They lost another hero on the 60th anniversary of the death of Joe Stalin. That twofer must really be heart wrenching for them.

La_Randy
La_Randy

Drivers of the Dow

And something from the comment section of The Big Picture for our resident troll.

"Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous."

or paulejb.


MementoMori
MementoMori

 Sociology Professor Devah Pager has been studying the problems ex-convicts face looking for a job. As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in the 1990s, she made a disturbing discovery: It is easier for a white person with a felony conviction to get a job than for an African-American person with no criminal record.

http://www.workers.org/2005/us/racist-hiring-0630/

paulejb
paulejb

Question:

How does a $2 billion bank account make Hugo Chavez an expert on the poor?

TyPollard
TyPollard

@nflfoghorn 

Am I sad? No.

It's journalism that I have been missing for many years now.

bobell
bobell

@Tero Please explain why you waste your time and our patience responding to him.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

What happened to his neocon buddies?  Did they finally get the message that their sthick stunk?

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

@paulejb Just in case anyone thinks paulie's in it for any other reason than to be an a$$.....


grape_crush
grape_crush

> It's a sad day for all my liberal friends

Yes, those figments of your imagination must think that the inside of your head is a lonely, empty place.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Wrong Troll. Neither is a hero, although I will acknowledge Chavez did some good in his life. Speaking of sad days, I see many ahead for you and your party of dusty relics.

MementoMori
MementoMori

paulie has turned into the Westboro Baptist Church of the Swampland.

NP042
NP042

@paulejb Apparently Paulie has no use for the US Constitution either and is against younger-Obama from voicing an opinion.


Go figure

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Conservative Nuts Speaks- Still quoting that lie shop? Good for you troll. Kill whatever shred of credibility you may have left.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejbCould this be the reason why?

Kennedy told the AP that Chavez helped 2 million Americans through a heating assistance program that the two men worked on together through Kennedy’s Citizen’s Energy charity. Kennedy said Chavez donated 200 million gallons of heating oil over eight years.

Tero
Tero

@MementoMori 

I'm so sorry that you have to put up with these morons. Honestly, where does the GOP find these idiots? Why do people vote for them?

Tero
Tero

@paulejb 

Probably because the military industrial complex employs about as many people... I thought you morons were against a nanny state and big government?

Tero
Tero

@paulejb 

Oh gawd, still pretending you care about Benghazi moron? None of you baggers gives a sh1t about Benghazi, it's just another baseless attack on the first black president. 

It really bothers you that the president is black, eh paulie? It is obvious that it is eating you up inside lol you are pathetic.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb Documents show the Bush administration was warned months before 9/11? Specific warnings were disregarded by Bush who was too busy vacationing. What do you call that?

Tero
Tero

@bobell @Tero 

Please explain why you waste snark and rudeness on those who agree with you most of the time?

MementoMori
MementoMori

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb Troll score: 1 out of 10. He's not even bothering with links anymore. He's just posting nonsense. Again. 

What a sad and silly little man. I bet he yells at clouds, too.

paulejb
paulejb

@MementoMori 

I hope I haven't disturbed your mourning, Mori. You must be feeling very low at the loss of your idol.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Not one other oil company could spare a drop to help heat the homes of the working poor. Just Venezuela offered to help Joe Kennedy's charity. 

paulejb
paulejb

@Tero @paulejb 

There you have it, people. This is what passes for intelligence in Canada.

paulejb
paulejb

@Tero @paulejb 

Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues deserve more than a cover up to protect the president.

MementoMori
MementoMori

Sure, paulie. I bet all your friends at VDARE like your little strawman, too. Though, I doubt they think it's as funny as 'the hive' does.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

He has a problem with it b/c most of the recipients of said heating oil are bla--

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 It probably tool quite a bit away from it. More importantly why do you have a problem with him donating 200 Million Gallons of Heating Oil to needy Americans?

Tero
Tero

@paulejb @Tero 

Ok so here's where the disconnect is. YOU are NOT "rattling" anyones "cage". We all think you are a moron. Do you get it now?

Tero
Tero

@paulejb @Tero 

LOL. I love the way you talk as though ANYONE is on your side. Everyone here thinks you are a total moron. Do you enjoy being laughed at?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @Tero And with you Troll we have what passes for intelligence in the Right Wing. A man that combines the intellectual curiosity of an oyster with the reasoning skills of a clam.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 No idiot he helped them improve their living standards and have a voice in Venezuelan society. The man did many thing wrong, but helping the poor isn't one of them.

Tero
Tero

@paulejb @Tero 

Dude, you have no right to accuse ANYONE of "willful ignorance". It is your MO

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 @Tero Bush also invaded a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Who do you suggest we invade troll? More importantly what makes you think nothing is going on behind the scenes? The CIA doesn't usually advertise who is and isn't on their hit list.

paulejb
paulejb

@Tero @paulejb 

Your sickness predates my appearance, Tero. You suffer the disease of willful ignorance.

Tero
Tero

@paulejb @Tero 

LOL like you give a sh1t about Ambassador Stevens. Or the fact that his family has asked that you baggers stop using his death to attack the president and Dems. You make me sick.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91 Benghazi was also a last minute decision on the part of Ambassador Stevens. The president isn't privy to the travel schedule of all his ambassadors at all times. But by all means keep ignoring the fact that 3000 Americans died on US soil which may have been prevented if Bush had stopped to read the warning he got months before.