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  1. BlingBling

    2012 Republican Candidates

    The South Carolina debates have turned into bloodthirsty KKK rallies. Newt is positioning the GOP to become the White only party. BTW, Jackson was a Democrat.
  2. BlingBling

    Understanding Mitt Romney

    The Bain monster has been revealed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt1INYDo_Ek To them you are a liar. This situation is shifting in all directions. What will you do?
  3. I was laughing so hard yesterday. Sarah Palin’s speech at California State University at Stanislaus was carried live on FOX40.com and after it was finished some reporters, apparently unaware the live feed was still going, could be heard joking about Palin’s speech: “The dumbness doesn’t just come from soundbites.” “I can’t believe she quoted Kennedy – twice. “How am I going to write about this-there’s nothing there-answer well there’s your story.” Can you say big dummy
  4. Let's get the facts straight. The Republican leadership is a bunch snakes. The may look dumb, but that is just a disguise. They are masterminds at taking money from those with little. HUGE LIE NUMBER 1 Republicans will tell you that President Obama turned down foreign offers of assistance in cleaning up the Gulf oil spill. They say he refused to waive Jones Act restrictions on foreign-flag vessels. The truth is five offers have been accepted and only one offer has been rejected. Fifteen foreign-flag vessels are working on the cleanup, and none required a waiver. HUGE LIE NUMBER 2 Republicans have been spinning the idea that Americans will lose jobs with the American Power Act, which they call the "national energy tax." In a brief published by the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, estimated that the loss of jobs brought about by higher energy prices and reduced drilling and mining activities would be more than offset by added spending required in the electricity sector. As a result, their computer modeling predicts an average net gain of 203,000 jobs through the year 2020. HUGE LIE NUMBER 3 Republicans will tell you that Democratic leaders do not care enough to go visit the Gulf disaster. Republican presidential candidates, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney have not even taken the time to visit the Gulf. So far no comments. I wonder why??? So, I do not need anymore Republican preaching that they care. Ask Joe Barton if he cares more for money than the safety and environmental prosperity for our country.
  5. Trying to diffuse Republican lies.

  6. Who was it that repealed Glass-Steagall which protected us since the Great Depression? The Republican party with their veto proof majority. Use your minds folks. Ask any Republican if he thinks the banks should be regulated. 9 time out of 10 he will say HELL NO!!!
  7. I am sorry to keep you waiting Human. I have been out shoveling snow. Both President Obama and Senator John McCain explicitly discouraged independent spending by their supporters during the 2008 campaign. Obama also explicitly required a promise by the REPUBLICAN PARTY to adopt a "fundraising truce"– meaning not using the parties or 527s as a way to cheat the system. It was game masters like yourself and the REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP that screwed the deal and you know it. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june08/obamafund_06-19.html SEN. BARACK OBAMA: This is not an easy decision, and especially because I support a robust system of public financing of elections. But the public financing of presidential elections as it exists today is broken, and we face opponents who've become masters at gaming this broken system. JEFFREY BROWN: Referring specifically to John McCain's campaign, he said... SEN. BARACK OBAMA: We've already seen that he's not going to stop the smears and attacks from his allies running so-called 527 groups, who will spend millions and millions of dollars in unlimited donations. I am tired and I am going to bed.
  8. I think Americans need to know who is perched on the top of the list for campaign contributions from the bank industry. Hmmmm..... Sen. John McCain got a cool $591,919 payoff from from bank lending institutions. Still not done. Sen. John McCain got a whopping $1,612,928 from commercial bank lending and holding companies. Still not done. Sen. John McCain even managed $26,571 from the credit union. Still not done $195,833 Credit agencies and finance institutions Oh my gosh I can't believe this one. $1,616,723 from insurance companies, brokers, and agents. I can go on if you wish. I love rehashing truths.
  9. Hello Human, I miss reading your one liner retorts. But, I am back to remedy that. So typical that you blame those that are trying to fix your mistakes? Year 2000 we had a 200 BILLION DOLLARS IN SURPLUS. Year 2008 we had a 11 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT. What happened? Please explain. When your REPUBLICAN side had the majority and president for almost all of the 8 years. What happened? Please explain. When your party did not veto or block one spending bill during this time. What happened? Please explain. Your party threatened to remove the filibuster, now its your Republican party's main tool. What happened? Please explain. Your party hit the pundit circuit all last year when they should have actually been at Committee meetings. What happened? Please explain. BTW, I thought Ben Bernanke was appointed by President Bush. What happened? Please explain. Who are you trying to kid here. I do not believe you want a full audit of the Federal Reserve? I saw your boy Sen. Gregg standing hand in hand with Sen. Dodd applauding Ben Bernanke's nomination and blocking the audit. You and I both know that bankers will back the person who gives them the best return for their money. It is that simple. We need to sweep the BS out of the kitchen and move forward. We need to install the Volker Rule and use the Bipartisan Commission to get real reform done. That is coming from a real DEMOCRAT AND PROUD OF IT. The fault I give the Obama administration is getting lured into the REPUBLICAN siren call. ADMIN WHERE IS MY AVATAR PHOTO? IT IS GONE!!!
  10. The Democrats are in NO WAY stopping this from getting REFORM FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE done. Look to the other side of the aisle. Ranking Republican Richard Shelby and his Republicans minions DO NOT want real reform. Case Example. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) said in a statement released by his office that he and Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top GOP member of the Senate Banking Committee that Dodd chairs, have "reached an impasse" on legislation to change the way financial markets are regulated. The banks have told Shelby to stall and weaken reform. But, the Republican propaganda machine will not tell you that.
  11. BlingBling

    American Politics - Football Mentality

    I am sorry you feel that way when it has been Republicans that are continuing to make this mess. Case example. Senator Richard Shelby is currently holding hostage confirmation of President Obama's cabinet members, because his state will gain 1,500 jobs if Northrop wins a fuel tanker contract. This is more dirty Republican politics that Americans don't want.
  12. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Tell me what you see here.
  13. The ONLY hope you folks in the Confederate Party have at this point is that you can somehow get one of the Politician's outside the Stupid South to buck their people and history.
  14. The Republicans are calling this a "Death Book." They all know Bush gave a simular document to soldiers. All this mudslinging is mute. The white elephants are now on-board with Health Care reform. Their Health Care Bill is the same as ours. We can all be happy that a deal is being made.
  15. Sarah Palin is the joker.
  16. Contrary to popular opinion, the proposal is NOT actually universal health care or any other scare words the Republicans have been throwing around. The plan itself is laid out in a nine page pamphlet detailing the changes to be made and it seems fairly straightforeward. http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/HealthCareFullPlan.pdf
  17. I just love watching Newt squirm with his trite apology.
  18. We can thank the Obama administration for building confidence in our financial system and some genuine clarity about the path moving forward.
  19. King George" Bush just overturned 800 years of settled law by signing the Millitary Commissions Act. The right of Habeas Corpus was first obtained in 13th century England when King John signed the Magna Carta with a sword at his throat. He made so much use of torture and detention without trial that no English king was ever named John again! Now 800 years later, Habeas Corpus as well as the US Constitution are in flames. With one stroke of his pen, "King George" has undone 800 years of history by legalizing detention without trial and almost unlimited torture. I am just praying for the Democrats to take over Congress and get rid of this scumbag.
  20. Racism is alive and well in the rural areas.
  21. BlingBling

    Grant Opportunities

    You need more posts on District jobs.
  22. BlingBling

    King George Bush can torture anyone

    Oh have a little more to put on the table Q Thanks for noticing. Thanks, Robert. A two-part question, if I may, on CIA interrogation practices. The President said today that if there is to be more inquiry into how these policies came about that he'd like to see it outside of the typical hearing process with independent participants who are above reproach and have credibility. Is he envisioning maybe a panel without members of Congress, something along the 9/11 Commission? MR. GIBBS: Well, I think in general, without sort of getting into the specifics of who or what might comprise something like that, I wouldn't preclude any member of Congress from being part of that. I think the President said that he is fearful that we are -- this could become overly politicized. And I think that the President would see a 9/11 Commission as a -- to be, in all honesty, a model for how any investigation or commission might be set up because I think we can all understand that the 9/11 Commission was comprised of very respected members that, despite being Democrats or Republicans, put their party identification away in order to answer some very serious questions. So without prejudging whether a commission should be set up, I think that's what he had in mind in answering that question. Q It sounded as though the President took a somewhat different policy today than his Chief of Staff did on Sunday regarding possible prosecution of those who devised the policies. The President said today, regarding those who'd formulated these legal decisions, that that's more of a decision for the Attorney General. And Rahm Emanuel said on Sunday, for those who devised the policy, he -- being the President -- believes they should not be prosecuted. Is that a shift in position? MR. GIBBS: Well, let's -- instead of referring to what anybody might have said, I think it's important -- or anything that I might have said -- it's important to refer to what the President said, and what he said over the course of many months, in all honestly, because this dates back to questions that has received in press conferences or even during the transition, and that is, very much as he said -- reiterated today, that he says as a general deal, I think we should be looking forward and not backward. The President has also said he does not believe that people are above the rule of law. And the President stated accurately that any determination as to whether a law was broken would rightly be made not by the President but by the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. Q But it did seem like a sound -- at least a difference in tone, if not policy, by particularly saying the Attorney General would be the most likely one to look at those who devise a policy. That sounds different from what he has said in the past, where he always talked about let's just move forward -- MR. GIBBS: Well, again -- Q -- and in fact, Rahm Emanuel -- MR. GIBBS: Well, again, whatever confusion might exist, I think it's important -- again, the President said throughout the campaign that he would leave determinations on science in his administration to scientists; that he would leave determinations about the law to those in the Justice Department. And I think he reiterated that today, that people aren't above the law. I do think it's important to make a distinguishing -- to distinguish exactly what the President said last week. The President believes and was assured by the Justice Department that those that have acted in good faith on what they believed was legal won't be prosecuted. The President still believes that. Yes, ma'am. Q Robert, I just want to follow up on Chuck's question, because it does seem that there is a shift there. Because if you look at what the President said today, he said, with regard to those who formulated the legal decisions, he said that that was a decision for the Attorney General, and he said he didn't want to prejudge that. But Rahm Emanuel on Sunday said that those who devise the policy, he believes that they should -- that they were -- should not be prosecuted either, so -- MR. GIBBS: Well, to clear up any confusion on anything that might have been said, I would point you to what the President said. Q Did he have a change of heart on this issue over the last few days? Is he -- MR. GIBBS: No, I think the President, as I said, you can date back to the -- I think was asked, at least I recall it being asked in the transition -- and discussed the rule of law, that nobody in the country is above that rule of law. Q And just on the issue of a further accounting, which he talked about today and which Chuck also asked you about, is he actively considering a 9/11-type of panel? Is he -- MR. GIBBS: No, I think -- Q -- it seemed like he was trying to get at something like that, he said that he would like to see something outside of the hearing process. MR. GIBBS: Well, I think he was asked, if something were to be set up, how would it be set up. How would -- Q Right. But wouldn't he be the one to set it up? MR. GIBBS: Not necessarily. I'm reminded that Congress has a pretty big say in something like that, given their ability and their lawmaking power. Q Is he conferring with people on that? MR. GIBBS: I will check if it's something that's active. Again, the President's position is to look forward. If there are those that want to look back, I think the President strongly believes that anything has to be done in a way that doesn't, as he said today, doesn't overly politicize and hamper either the ability of anybody involved to carry out the functions of their job or the functions that protect our country. Yes, sir. Q Robert, what changed over the last 24 hours, though? Because yesterday you were flat in saying that we're not going there, as Rahm was on Sunday. And in the last 24 hours we've seen groups like moveon.org on the left come out and write a petition to the Attorney General saying they want accountability from the Bush administration. Is this an example of this White House giving in to pressure from the left? MR. GIBBS: I don't -- I have not, and I doubt the President has been on moveon.org in the last 24 hours, so, no. Q Okay. But then why was Rahm so firm on Sunday, and you were firm yesterday in this very room; what changed? MR. GIBBS: Again, to clear up any of the confusion, I would simply say that the President reiterated that there is -- that, as he said, his general posture is to look forward, and that at the same time, nobody is above the law. Q Why would there be any confusion, as you call it? I don't understand. This is a pretty straightforward topic. MR. GIBBS: Well, I predicated your question then posited some confusion with acknowledgment. Q Did you misspeak? Or did Rahm misspeak? MR. GIBBS: You know, I -- whether or not anybody was confused or misspoke, I would take what the President said as -- I'm informed he got more votes than either of the two of us. Q Can I follow on -- Vice President Cheney yesterday weighed in on this and said he found it disturbing that the President put these memos out. And he also is charging, if you can answer, that this White House basically selectively declassified some of these torture memos, and that there are other memos somewhere in the CIA that would show that the interrogation actually yielded what the former Vice President would call good intelligence that prevented terror attacks. How do you answer that? MR. GIBBS: Well, I would suggest that you contact the CIA. You might be -- Q Well, they're not about to turn these over to me or anyone else in this room? MR. GIBBS: Including me. (Laughter.) Q But if the President wanted to declassify it, he could. He just declassified it -- MR. GIBBS: Yes, I would -- Q So the question is, are there other memos that you're keeping under wraps? MR. GIBBS: And I just said, I don't know. Again, that's why I would -- I know sometimes when I ask you to contact the agencies with the wherewithal to answer your questions, you think that I'm not answering your question. But as you just said, they're not going to give them to you, they're coincidentally not going to give them to me. And I think the best place to ask about their existence is the CIA. Q Okay, last point is Vice President Cheney saying he's disturbed by all of this. MR. GIBBS: Well, you know, I -- we've had a at least two-year policy disagreement with the Vice President of the United States of America. That policy disagreement is whether or not you can uphold the values in which this country was founded at the same time that you protect the citizens that live in that country. The President of the United States and this administration believes that you can. The Vice President has come to, in our opinion, a different conclusion. But, again, this was a -- this has been a policy disagreement for at least the better part of two years, maybe longer than that, I'd have to go back and look. But, you know, the President -- the Vice President was also happy to talk about the way we're conducting our foreign policy, which has also been a several-year disagreement with the Vice President. The President of the United States, President Obama has on his first two foreign trips changed the image of America around the world through leadership and engagement that advances our national interests, makes us safer and more secure, and stronger. I think that's the main disagreement that we have with the Vice President.
  23. BlingBling

    King George Bush can torture anyone

    I know you Republican are a little scared of President Obama releasing thes memos Statement of President Barack Obama on Release of OLC Memos The Department of Justice will today release certain memos issued by the Office of Legal Counsel between 2002 and 2005 as part of an ongoing court case. These memos speak to techniques that were used in the interrogation of terrorism suspects during that period, and their release is required by the rule of law. My judgment on the content of these memos is a matter of record. In one of my very first acts as President, I prohibited the use of these interrogation techniques by the United States because they undermine our moral authority and do not make us safer. Enlisting our values in the protection of our people makes us stronger and more secure. A democracy as resilient as ours must reject the false choice between our security and our ideals, and that is why these methods of interrogation are already a thing of the past. But that is not what compelled the release of these legal documents today. While I believe strongly in transparency and accountability, I also believe that in a dangerous world, the United States must sometimes carry out intelligence operations and protect information that is classified for purposes of national security. I have already fought for that principle in court and will do so again in the future. However, after consulting with the Attorney General, the Director of National Intelligence, and others, I believe that exceptional circumstances surround these memos and require their release. First, the interrogation techniques described in these memos have already been widely reported. Second, the previous Administration publicly acknowledged portions of the program – and some of the practices – associated with these memos. Third, I have already ended the techniques described in the memos through an Executive Order. Therefore, withholding these memos would only serve to deny facts that have been in the public domain for some time. This could contribute to an inaccurate accounting of the past, and fuel erroneous and inflammatory assumptions about actions taken by the United States. In releasing these memos, it is our intention to assure those who carried out their duties relying in good faith upon legal advice from the Department of Justice that they will not be subject to prosecution. The men and women of our intelligence community serve courageously on the front lines of a dangerous world. Their accomplishments are unsung and their names unknown, but because of their sacrifices, every single American is safer. We must protect their identities as vigilantly as they protect our security, and we must provide them with the confidence that they can do their jobs. Going forward, it is my strong belief that the United States has a solemn duty to vigorously maintain the classified nature of certain activities and information related to national security. This is an extraordinarily important responsibility of the presidency, and it is one that I will carry out assertively irrespective of any political concern. Consequently, the exceptional circumstances surrounding these memos should not be viewed as an erosion of the strong legal basis for maintaining the classified nature of secret activities. I will always do whatever is necessary to protect the national security of the United States. This is a time for reflection, not retribution. I respect the strong views and emotions that these issues evoke. We have been through a dark and painful chapter in our history. But at a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past. Our national greatness is embedded in America’s ability to right its course in concert with our core values, and to move forward with confidence. That is why we must resist the forces that divide us, and instead come together on behalf of our common future. The United States is a nation of laws. My Administration will always act in accordance with those laws, and with an unshakeable commitment to our ideals. That is why we have released these memos, and that is why we have taken steps to ensure that the actions described within them never take place again.
  24. Still passing out the same old misinformation scare tactics. Your party is falling apart. That is what happens when you are not friends with the middle class. I had to post this for those of you that are truly interested in the welfare of our country...
  25. Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer. Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity. Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992. Fact: John McCain attended an ACORN sponsored event to promote immigration reform.