Morning Must Reads: July 22

In the news: the income ladder, tax code, NSA, "government sabotage," Obama's approval rating, a "shadowy cartel of doctors," and Helen Thomas

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

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sacredh
sacredh

I see Prince William isn't bragging quite so much about his new son once he found out that it was just the umbilical cord.

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but this past winter a friend of my wife (and a bridesmaid at my first wedding) called her out of the blue and asked my wife to go out for a couple of drinks. After a couple of times my wife told her that he needed to slow down or else she was headed for disaster. My wife didn't have any luck convincing her friend to slow down. She died this morning of a heart attack at 48 years old.


roknsteve
roknsteve

IRS Scandal! Earthquakes and floods!  People lost their life savings and their homes!  Wait a minute.  That was under Geo Bush in 2008.  Never mind.    

sacredh
sacredh

OT, but the internet just came back on. We had 2 inches of rain in an hour.

Old Joke:

Tonoto jumps off his horse, puts his ear to the ground and says "Buffalo. Come."

The Lone Ranger: "How do you know?"

Tonto: "Wet. Sticky".

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Not a peep out of Grand Theft who has scurried back into his hole in search of the next big lie to pursue.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

The fact that the majority gave Willard Romney the atomic wedgie he deserved still warms my heart.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

For the record, the annual budget deficit was balanced under Clinton - a surplus for the last six years of his presidency ensued.  Debt still increased, but nowhere near what it grew under W.

During W, the surplus was gone and deficits returned. 

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout Why are there no witnesses around when things happen with this guy in public?  This may be true but just seems odd that it happened so soon. 

roknsteve
roknsteve

@sacredh The British pronounce "lost" as "last so how do they say last?  They pronounce Cambridge as "Caimbridge".  So do they pronounce camcorder as "caimcorder?"  and that's only 2 words.  I can't understand them.  They don't speak English.  

sacredh
sacredh

@roknsteve, uh...it rained really hard here this afternoon. That WAS Obama's fault. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb So Gowdy denies claiming that he has proof that the White House was involved and then goes on to claim he has proof. Typical GOP insanity.

ahandout
ahandout

@paulejb And Bush blew up the levees, and Cheney blew up the twin towers and the CIA introduced crack cocaine, more things that "didn't want to spread."

ahandout
ahandout

@paulejb Just proves that nobody really cares, especially the race merchants out trying to make a buck by setting race relations back 50 years.

Tero
Tero

@Hollywooddeed 

Remember the look on his face when he had to give his concession speech? Priceless. Even better yet, remember Karl Rove's on-air melt-down? LOL!

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@nflfoghorn 

Never mind that Paule's article is confusing the National Debt with the Federal Budget (the actual "surplus" that Mantis and others accredit to Clinton).  It's either dishonest or down right stupid.

paulejb
paulejb

@nflfoghorn 

"Debt still increased." So much for all the liberal bulls**t about surpluses under that Devil with a Blue Dress.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@nflfoghorn 

Naha, Obama spent it all. Right after he took office - 27 trillion dollar. Suck on that you sosjulist.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

D*ck Morris? Isn't he still predicting a Romney landslide as we speak.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@roknsteve @ahandout 

it's reverse racism you see, not race baiting by those who continue to bleat, screech and toot about it.

sacredh
sacredh

@nflfoghorn, I go back tomorrow on 4-12. My wife made a similar comment earlier today.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@DonQuixotic @nflfoghorn 

Don't forget about the time have yammered about Bush 169 or so billion while the deficit increased. But that was different times, same issue, but just different.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

But only one party is manipulating the facts.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb @DonQuixotic @nflfoghorn 

I'll repeat Paule: Mantis and his article were referring to a surplus in the Federal Budget.  Your article was referring to a deficit of the National Debt (a gain each year).  You were both right.