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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45181.html#ixzz16gHTPKwu The epitome of today's conservative---all for me, nothing for you!  "A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan takes a month to kick in." Conservative selfish greed personified, and yet they wonder why America is spiraling down!  We are becoming a third world country due to the feckless, useless Repuglicans.

http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/blog/2010/11/last_week_sarah.html?rss_id=Top+Stories http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/controversy-follows-sarah-palin-clubbing-fish-to-death-on-reality-show Obviously "clubbing fish to death" and seeming to enjoy the rather sadistic deed isn't a very popular television reality!  "Palin's ratings fall". "Controversy follows Sarah Palin clubbing fish to death on reality show"  One comment about the show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" sums it up,  "I didn't need to watch her beating a fish to death. I know it's a reality show, but something about Sarah Palin and all of the photos I have seen with her killing animals just doesn't inspire me to think of her as any kind of political leader. It's all too gruesome and heartless," states Karen Wilkensen of Stuart, Florida."    

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201011280001 Hmmm, "Why is Fox News 'obsessed' with Sarah Palin?"  Could the answer to this question be---because it's Rupert Murdoch's avenue to become President and Roger Ailes' only opportunity to become Vice President?  Is Palin to be the brainless figure head with Murdoch and Ailes calling the shots?  America elected George Bush for a second run on the Presidency, so do you think a Palin/Murdoch Presidency and Ailes VP is possible?

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2010/11/new_benchmarks_for_bipartisanship.php?ref=fpblg http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/collins-the-bushes-should-green-light-start-treaty.php http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/147475.htm (scroll down) I have heard that ignorance is bliss, but in the case of nuclear weapons that is truly an oxymoron.  "Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME): I'd sure be more likely to vote for the START treaty if the former Presidents Bush came out publicly for it." Apparently Ms. Collins is unaware of "...an abbreviated list of influential Republicans who support the swift ratification of START: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Dick Lugar; former Bush-41 National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; former Secretary of State James Baker; former Secretary of State George Schultz; Reagan Chief of Staff Kenneth Duberstein; Reagan Chief of Staff Howard Baker; and former Secretary of State Colin Powell."  As a Senator don't you think she should know, "...The START Treaty, negotiated by President George H.W. Bush, was approved in 1991 by 93 votes to 6. The Moscow Treaty, negotiated by President George W. Bush, was approved by a 95 to 0 vote."  Save us from this modern day incompetent partisanship.

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http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/doi/text.html http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Am14 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101130/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_gays_in_military The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." followed by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution,  "1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws"  DADT is an abomination and goes against every moral and legal law of equality in America.  Would someone please tell John McCain he took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and since he's chosen to ignore that fact, it's time to retire, it's time to resign, because he's beginning to act and look like a doddering old fool!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/magazine/28FOB-idealab-t.html?_r=3&sq=jeffrey%20rosen%20tea%20party&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1291204812-W/hxtEwvinnDfv7wW0esbQ If left up to the Tea Party Conservatives and their elected officials, we will become everything the Founding Fathers came to America to escape.  The "newly elected Tea Party Senator from Utah, Mike Lee... proposed to dismantle...the federal Departments of Education, and Housing and Urban Development...and vowed to phase out Social Security. He proposed repealing the 16th Amendment...and called the 17th Amendment, which allows senators to be elected by popular vote rather than by state legislatures, a 'mistake.' He pledged to end 'the unauthorized federal occupation' of Utah land...He embraced 'nullification,' the idea that states have the right - and indeed the duty - to disregard federal laws, like the new health-care-reform bill, that they say are unconstitutional. Lee, who is a Mormon and a social conservative, also has equated the founding fathers' invocations of a deist God with the moral values of the Mormon Church. 'As your U.S. senator,' he promised during the campaign, 'I will not vote for a single bill that I can't justify based on the text and the original understanding of the Constitution, no matter what the court says you can do.'"  If left up to these guys the rule of law is no longer valid, it's amazing what some people will come up with to defy the laws of the land.  The Repuglicans want to turn America into a third world country, ruled by an authoritarian elite.   Funny how all these elected Repuglican officials have all the perks provided by the Federal Government; the very best Government provided healthcare insurance, and the best "retirement package" ever offered, but they want to repeal "Obamacare" and eliminate Social Security so that John and Jane Doe are left without. And you thought they cared about the people!

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-sarah-palin-quotes.htm?PS=321%3A36 '''But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies.'-Sarah Palin, on how she would handle the current hostilities between the two Koreas, radio interview with Glenn Beck, Nov. 24, 2010 " Surely Sarah Palin is NOT qualified to be President---just imagine a scenario where she had to order American troops to support our allies.  Given her comment she would be sending the troops to aide the enemy!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/12/george-bush-book-decision-points_n_782731.html?utm_campaign=111210&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-politics&utm_content=FullStory&utm_term=Daily+Brief#s180908 http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/15090 "...the book, at least, promises 'gripping, never-before-heard detail' about the former president's key decisions, offering to bring readers 'aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor...'"  Hmm, wonder where I've heard "most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor" I remember, a "new Pearl Harbor Attack" was the pre-requisite in PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" which in part attempts to legitimatize aggressive pre-emptive wars!  "PNAC issued a report in 2000 under the guise of Rebuilding America's Defenses, which sounded the same tune, calling again for the ouster of Saddam, and noting ominously that the 'process of transformation' they were calling for in arming the country and making its foreign policy more belligerent, 'is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor'."  Strange how some things seem to fall into place for Repuglican wants, needs, and desires.

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Project_for_the_New_American_Century Interesting how conservative groups are so strongly connected---"The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington, DC based think tank. The group was established in spring 1997 as a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting "American global leadership". The chairman is William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of Fox News Channel, which owns Fox News. The group is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project, a non-profit 501c3 organization that is funded by the Bradley Foundation. [1] (http://www.mediatransparency.org/funders/bradley_foundation.htm)"  A note here---For obvious reasons PNAC was dissolved some time ago, but the influence wielded by PNAC and it's members continues on in other news entities and non-profit groups!

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/jim-oberg/32493/corporations-are-moving-on-mission-accomplished Hasn't anyone ever wondered why Repuglicans are always talking about creating small business jobs, anyone wondered why there is no mention about industrial jobs, about manufacturing jobs, about engineering jobs? Has anyone wondered why the Repuglicans never mention "research and development", Is it because the Repuglicans made it possible to outsource all the factories, the textile mills, the jobs; the real backbone of American ingenuity, American production, America's middle-class.  The other day I picked up a fry pan with a well known American brand, turned it over and discovered it was "made in Indonesia", while washing clothes I happened to notice the writing on the metal tag in the washer, and discovered another well known brand name came with a "made in Canada" notation and recently noted another well known American name in appliances has closed it's doors and moved to Mexico.   It's no wonder we are in a deep recession, it's no wonder unemployment is up---we have no jobs here in America, conservative greed has destroyed the American job Middle-class infrastructure. "Our multi-national corporations are moving on to greener pastures, abandoning Americans to a painful downward economic spiral."

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/107036898.html?viewAllLatest=y&text= While Sarah Palin doesn't want the Government to "shove the way schools feed students down the throats of the electorate" to promote better health, she's very comfortable with running for Government office so she can shove her brand of religion down the throats of Americans!  "We must continue to build on our Judeo-Christian heritage, and it's nothing to apologize for. -- Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser for the Plumstead Christian School, Plumsteadville, Pa., Nov. 9. 2010."  Last I knew no one asked her to apologize for her religion.  She's trying to psychologically create an argument, a "holy war" where there isn't one!  What some people will do to win an election!

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/11946 History will not be fooled by the mumbo-jumbo led by Antonin Scalia and practiced by his co-horts at the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  Democracy was stolen when these 5 conservative black-robed hooligans wrested the 2000 Presidential election from the rightful winner and handed it to the loser based on the most ridiculous, trumped up reason ever concocted, "...Scalia argued, a recount would harm the reputation of George W. Bush if he became president."  In fact G.W.'s reputation was and is what it is, a nincompoop in a position he did not win, did not deserve, and could not officiate.  In effect America can lay the blame for all the turmoil, the aggressive invasion of Iraq, the failing economy, and the general chaos we are experiencing today on those 5 conservative black-robed Supreme Court judges who took it upon themselves to give this country to Bush!  That's what happens when elections are decided by 5 conservatives, rather than  the people's vote!   

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/rand-paul-obama-sent-wrong-signal-to-biz-during-bp-spill-video.php?ref=fpi http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_06/024257.php An opinion isn't worth two cents from the guy (Senator elect Rand Paul) who had to form his own Board in order to certify himself!  "...what's the National Board of Ophthalmology?... That's a separate certification organization, created by Rand Paul and his relatives, that recognizes Rand Paul. Rand Paul, in fact, is listed as the 'owner/president' of his own certification board."  In fact, "To be a 'board certified' doctor, as Rand Paul claims, he would need recognition from the American Board of Ophthalmology, the nation's main ophthalmological certification group. He doesn't."  And now he's trying to fashion the government in his own image.  Listening to Rand Paul and his comments makes one wonder if indeed he isn't Sarah Palin in drag?

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America, we aren't in Kansas anymore!  The irony in the election is that the Repuglicans trashed Nancy Pelosi relentlessly and now they're going to put an orange man, in her place.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1011/02/se.05.html "Boehner: All right. Listen, I started out mopping floors, waiting tables and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school. Working every rotten job there was and every night shift I could find. And I poured my heart and soul into running a small business."  Errrr, my aunt had a bar in a small town, and frankly she made more money in that bar than most of the top 2% money makers in that small town. I worked for her doing odd jobs, and in all honesty it was an easier job than working at the local five and dime, no rotten jobs in her bar.  There's money in liquor, there's money in a bar! Boehner's father ran an honest business, that in most places is a lucrative endeavor, so spare me the tears Mr. Boehner, your dad gave you the jobs.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1011/02/se.05.html Mary Matalin showing her Repuglican bias, and her Repuglican stupidity.  "COOPER: John Boehner, an emotional speech from him, as the next Speaker of the House. Mary, what did you think of that?  MARY MATALIN, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: He's awesome. I mean, he is America. One of 12 kids, worked in his daddy's bar, did mop, what you see is what you get. And he is -- he will be able to run that place as I said earlier, the likes of which we haven't seen since Tipp O'Neill. He really is the real deal."  Sorry Mary, Boehner doesn't come close to Tipp O'Neill.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/michigan_asst_ag_fired_for_attacking_gay_student_o.php?ref=fpb "Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell was reportedly fired today following a series of blog posts that targeted a University of Michigan student for being gay."  And yet they continue to wonder why "kids" are such bullies.  I'd say it's because of the rather prominent conservative adult role models who bully the rest of the population.  Mr. Shirvell's attorney said, "... The liberal media started this tempest in a teapot."  err no, Shirvell's bullying is responsible for his "tempest"!

http://www.truth-out.org/joe-conason-thugs-right64402
A telling quote from Sharron Angle that reveals more than she wants you to know---"Angle said, 'We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported.'"  Don't think that's all of  "the way we want it", Angle and the rest of the Tea-Partiers will also govern the way they "want it" by elimanating Social Security, Medicare, the VA, the Dept.of Education, Dept. of Energy, the EPA and on and on and on!  Voting Repuglican is a vote against yourself, and a vote against democracy.


http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/ginny-thomas-justice-clarence

Finally the Supreme Court has made "bribery" legal starting with themselves!  Why should all those other guys get all that conservative money?  But seeing as how we are the Supreme Court, the last name in the law, how can we make it legal, how can we cash in too?   Why step right over to Ginny Thomas, she can set up a 501 called Liberty Central, become an activist and start realizing the contributions.  Good way to make money---set yourself up as the CEO of a "501 (c) (4) non-profit group", "she does not  have to publically disclose contributors", "appoint a board that sets your salary" and monitors contributions. Nice work if you can get it, but how could this happen you ask,  "Nonprofit groups with political agendas like Liberty Central are operating in this election cycle under evolving legal and regulatory standards, most notably the ruling last January by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case, which eased restrictions on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. In that case, Justice Thomas, long an advocate of dismantling campaign finance restrictions, was in the 5-to-4 majority. Wealthy individuals and some corporations, emboldened by the ruling, are giving to such groups to influence the election but still hide their tracks."  And that is how it's done!


http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/ginny-thomas-justice-clarence
Some interesting facts related to "Liberty Central"---"Unlike many other conservative nonprofit groups that are pouring donations into television advertising to benefit Republican candidates, Liberty Central has not done so, and it is not clear whether it will...Liberty Central began what it called its first ad campaign, but the ads were limited to Web sites for the conservative talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin...A federal law requires justices to recuse themselves in a number of circumstances where real or perceived conflicts of interest could arise, including in cases where their spouses could have a financial interest. But the decision to step aside is up to each justice; there is no appeal from the nation's highest court.  'It's shocking that you would have a Supreme Court justice sitting on a case that might implicate in a very fundamental way the interests of someone who might have contributed to his wife's organization,' said Deborah L. Rhode, a law professor and director of the Stanford University Center on the Legal Profession."  And that is why Ginny Thomas left a message on Anita Hill's answer machine---spelling it out---it's called diversion,  to take the MSCM's attention off the real story and create a salacious fog of old, an ugly truth from long ago.  But why not with so much money at stake today!

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http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/david-michael-green/31807/how-do-you-take-your-tea-with-heaping-spoonfuls-of-irony-of-course "It's ironic, to begin with, that the ones who are bitching loudest today are precisely the people who created the mess we're in."  Eight very long years of Bush/Cheney tax-cuts did not create jobs!  Eight very long years of Bush/Cheney/Repuglican deregulation did not create jobs in America!  The financial crisis was created by Repuglican policy.  Industrial loss, job loss, and financial loss are the results of the Repuglican Party!  Today these same Repuglicans are calling themselves Tea-bagger Tea-Partiers and they want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Public Education, the Dept. of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Drug Administration, and any other Regulatory Agency that oversees the safety of the American people.  They would also repeal Civil Rights, and Healthcare Reform.  The Repuglican Tea-Party would take us back to a time and a state of affairs that the founding fathers came to America to escape.

 

http://www.truth-out.org/whitman-world-the-rich-are-different-from-you-and-me-and-its-not-money64165 My question is what does Meg Whitman expect to gain if indeed she becomes Governor of California???  Is she running because she can, and because she thinks she can buy the Office?  Beware the billionaire interested in getting her hands on the reins of tax-payer monies.  "...an activity known on Wall Street as "spinning," 7 and when, in 2005, Whitman's spinning was revealed, annoyed e-Bay stockholders revolted, contending that what she had done was wrong, greedy and immoral. The perception that Whitman had put her own greed-fueled 'spin' ahead of the interests of her company, its employees and shareholders also, not surprisingly, turned out to be illegal." 

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http://www.mediaite.com/online/carl-paladino-attacks-gays-children-shouldnt-be-brainwashed-into-homosexualty/ http://www.mediaite.com/online/carl-paladino-tells-alan-colmes-sending-bestiality-emails-is-only-human/ "Carl Paladino Attacks Gays: Children Shouldn't Be "Brainwashed" Into Homosexuality"  Wouldn't you know the man who would be Governor of New York, the man who sends "pornographic and racist" emails, the man who openly has a child with his mistress while being married to someone else, is now decrying gays and lesbians and spouting "family values".  Carl Paladino is representative of the character of all Repuglican candidates vying for elected office!  All the Repuglican hypocrites have gathered and their mantra is "do as I say, not as I do, for I am the all that ends all and I will dictate to you how to live your lives"!  The Crazies are trying to take over America.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2010/10/07/bipartisan_support_to_oust_lieberman.html Hmm, have the people of Connecticut finally realized what a very good friend who attends the same Synagogue in D.C. as Joe Lieberman told us a long time ago?  Have they finally realized "Joe Lieberman has no allegiance to anyone or anything but Joe Lieberman"!  "A new Public Policy Polling survey finds 'there's one thing Democrats, Republicans, and independents in Connecticut agree on: they want this to be Joe Lieberman's last term in the US Senate. Only 24% of voters in the state say they would vote to reelect Lieberman in 2012 to 66% who say they will vote to replace him. Majorities of Democrats (72%), independents (63%), and Republicans (61%) alike say it's time to swap out Lieberman for someone new.'"

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200908060037 http://mediamatters.org/research/201010110002 Glenn Beck has been very vocal about being a Mormon, but it hardly seems plausible that his FOX NEWS antics are representative of Mormonism or the Mormon Church.  Jokes about poisoning Nancy Pelosi are certainly not rooted in any Christian Doctrine that has ever been known to modern mankind. " Beck jokes about "put[ting] poison" in Nancy Pelosi's wine"  His lies and behavior indicates something other than Christian. The results of his "long history of violent rhetoric" is proof positive that words do have consequences.

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http://www.noozhawk.com/nonprofits/article/093010_joe_conason_lies_of_the_tea_party/ "The same conservatives who now claim that President Obama's program didn't work are those who once warned that President Bill Clinton's program would lead to ruin - just before the greatest peacetime expansion in history. Believe them at your peril."  A vote for a Repuglican, even a Repuglican witch, will bring on the failed policies of the Bush Administration all over again!

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020422&docId=l:1275094795&isRss=true http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber_baron_(industrialist) What Repuglican skullduggery is behind this latest slam at unemployed workers looking for a job?  "Nothing, at first, seemed unusual about the listing for a McDonough warehouse job. Minimum three years of experience. Ability to lift 75 pounds. Reliable transportation. But one requirement, in bold type and upper case letters, jumped from Abacus Corp.'s online listing in July: 'If you have not worked since 2009, do not apply!'"  Given the current economic conditions and the unemployment in America, this withouta doubt is the most absurd condition for hiring workers.  The sad fact here is "...half of Georgia's 500,000 unemployed workers have been jobless at least six months." Corporations both big and small seem to get a sadistic kick out of power over the people!  Are we returning to that time when "you owed your soul to the company store"?  Is this what these yokels who "want my country back" mean?  Are we really ready to return to a time when Corporations were really robber barons?

http://mediamatters.org/research/201007270045 http://mediamatters.org/research/201010050039 http://mediamatters.org/research/201010040030 http://www.chasingevil.org/2010/10/jim-demint-ban-gays-and-fornicating.html It's downright scary that so many right wing politicians and political wannabees are really crazy.  Given the list of possibles, from witches, to ding-bats, from liars to cheats, if they do get elected we're screwed!  "Mixed message: Beck spews violent rhetoric, but tells audience to reject violence, Rhetoric like Beck's has been linked to incidents of violence, Violent rhetoric is a staple on Beck's shows; Beck: 'Vote for America' to stop communists, Marxists, Nazis; In reality, D'Souza's absurd 'anti-colonial' theory is premised upon a series of false and misleading claims." And then we have the male Palin counterpart, Senator DeMented---"One of the top GOP Senators, Jim DeMint, says gay people should be banned from teaching in public schools -- and so should unmarried women who fornicate."  What rock have these people crawled out from under and just how much crazier can they get?

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http://thinkprogress.org/2010/09/26/boehner-pledge-problem-not-solution/
"WALLACE: Congressman Boehner, as Willie Sutton said about banks, entitlements are where the money is. More than 40% of the budget. Yet, I've looked through this pledge and there is not one single proposal to cut social security, medicare, medicaid. BOEHNER: Chris, we make it clear in there that we're going to lay out a plan to work toward a balanced budget and deal with the entitlement crisis. Chris, it's time for us as americans to have an adult conversation with each other about the serious challenges our country faces. And we can't have that serious conversation until we lay out the size of the problem. Once Americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions."  Key words here, "deal with the entitlement crisis".  Actually the biggest problem for the Repuglicans is getting elected, so then they can then announce their plan to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicare, Public Education, and all the other "regulatory" agencies that protect the health and well-being of the American people and the environment!  Damn straight Boehner isn't going to have any "entitlement" conversation before the election!  The real solution for American's problems is to get rid of the Repuglican Party.  Vote for the Democrats in November!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/28/stewart-colbert-testify-congress_n_741458.html

"Stewart Disses Congress, Fox News For Panning Colbert's Testimony"  Hooray for Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart!  The reaction from the right wing-nuts is downright indicative of their own lack of mental capacity and mental ability.  And would someone please tell Tucker Carlson, the only "pompous jerk" here is himself,  Carlson is not the sole owner of "Scripture quotes" in this American Democratic society.  As a matter of fact, Mr. Bow-tie, Tucker Carlson is the embodiment of "pompous" and of a "jerk".  Funny how all the real "pompous jerks" seem to end up at FOX.  Speak "Truthiness" to power!

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