@loveUSA: "A positive note? What would you like for them to bring up that is positive when talking about the current state of the union? Look around you. Look at the world? Wow....You will slam the GOP even when dems have made a complete mess of this country."
another moron who forgot which pres ran the country into the ground, created the greatest recession since '29, ran up a massive deficit 'before' it was an issue...
but yeah, IF they were actually interested in positive, they could try legislating. True, it is harder than screaming hyperbole daily...but it would be a step forward.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:45
another dim memory...how quickly fish forgets the 'other' cartoons. It's as if he means to portray the character penned here. Well done sir.
this one is pretty funny though.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 07:53
they said Richard Burton could hold an audience transfixed reading a phone book...dePeterse can do the same writing on say, the color blue, or heck, phone books.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 07:38
Collins- "Why don’t you take it off and get rid of it? And lets actually have a bipartisan effort to fix the problems in the health care. "
dim memory. The affordable health care act sucks because it was hurried and forced through in the short window that Dems had the House. It was hurried because ALL attempts in the past were thwarted by repubs.
Now they cry that they actually want to go back and fix health care? Dudes, half the ideas in this plan came from the Heritage Foundation.
He talks a lot about the public not trusting govt. It is largely because of this attitude that 'fighting the other party'...even when they are using your own ideas...is preferable to DOING anything.
After all, DOING something besides blocking would be (gasp) accountable.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 07:33
@bucket: good link, thanks...Obama's quotes...and the classic repub spin off them...
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.”
— Obama, Rose Garden, Sept. 12
“We want to send a message all around the world — anybody who would do us harm: No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world, and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the United States of America.”
I note throughout the article the president is saying ' we are still gathering information'..while the reporters were trying to pin him into another hasty conclusion. (like the 1st one about it being about the video that he was lambasted for) Personally, I find that a good trait.
When you don't know the details...wait. Some folks here think they are getting 'facts' from Fox and the talking heads...then concluding their trial.
In your 'heart of hearts'...you KNOW their ain't nothing here of great import that hasn't already been hashed. There is NOTHING that will come of this except your lathering righteous indignation. I can relate- we lived through 8 years of Bush while you guys apparently slept.
— Obama, campaign event in Las Vegas, Sept. 13
“I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. It will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. No act of violence shakes the resolve of the United States of America.”
— Obama, campaign event in Golden, Colo., Sept. 13
"Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the White House national security council .....also noted that President George W. Bush used the phrase “act of terror” while visiting victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in the hospital, and critics such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have used that phrasing as well in speaking about terrorist attacks. (She provided citations.) "posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 16:26
the initial assessment was that it was caused by the video - stating what they initially thought wasn't a lie, it was stating incorrect information - which was later changed as more information became available to the pres. The very next day he called it terrorism...yet you still claim he was trying to mislead us about it being terrorism.
ya'll aren't interested in any truth any more than you are in seeing a birth certificate.
nine congressional hearings to date...no results, no 'smoking gun' to use Reagan's line.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:21
so, umm...what exactly was covered up?
people are realizing that the republicans are merely avoiding DOING anything at all. The plan is to go into the next election cycle shouting Bengahzi...and hope no one notices what didn't happen.
"If elected, I promise to shout 'Benghazi'"...I don't know, maybe that works for some people.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 07:07
and how long will we ignore the 'other' costs of that cheap natural gas?posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 07:51
Marxist, socialist, Muslim, gonna take your guns, no birth certificate....despite ALL physical real evidence to the contrary...
and yet now...now you would have us believe you're really telling the truth on the next round of controversies?
more and more people are tuning out to the loonie-tunes. AND realizing why nothing is getting done.
The only thing crazier than the constant drumbeat of Obama hate rumors...is thinking this is a solid strategy for getting votes outside of the crazy base that eats this stuff up.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:45
@melmarino: aw c'mon now...you got the point and sidestepped it...then pretended there was no point. Makes you look weak.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:02
IRS targeted Unitarians too during the Bush years, while ignoring folks like Prince Ave Babtists openly publicly political involvement. Does any president really have direct involvement?
aye, more fuel for 'cons' paranoia.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 07:49
posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 07:42
any politicians dream - limit conversation to the minimum words. Savvy, yes. Progress? No.
...sure gives a nice image though of 'concern' for public input. Perhaps an additional piece of useful information would be a contact address or method for communicating by old fashioned means with the commissioner.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 07:30
yayy. Always a good read.posted @ Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 08:55
what? Nothing about Benghazi?posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 09:17
@monkey_of_shame: aye, such are the long term hidden effects of contrails!
Wrigleys should make a Benghazi gum "take a bite of the truth!" And keep the caffeine in - it seems to help with the mouth frothing effect.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 09:16
@fishin4u: a can of wasp spray and a bat gives greater accuracy and allows you to make certain the 'intruder' is not family.
Can't recall ever reading a story of a 3 year old that accidentally killed themselves with these. Or killed their little sister. Etc.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 06:48
'unnatural'? No, it is found throughout nature.
'immoral'? That is your perversion of fundamentalism. More and more people are realizing that casting hate is a more grievous immorality. Re-read the Good Book.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 06:44
gun regulation is a sane attempt by community or society for self-defense.
Thank you for pointing out it is our right to protect ourselves from uncontrolled guns.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 06:40
@linnyt: somehow, I think your response should be directed to auntylib. Just saying.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 17:32
aye, Kemosabe, speechless.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 14:44
@Farmer GA: the only other nations were israel and great Britain...both with vested interest in the same lie. There were also "disputed by the country in question, Americans on the ground, etc" as you say. The very ones who were proven correct. Alas...there will be no evidence because...because...because there was not the 24/7 Fox news making it an issue. $trillions spent, thousands dead, our economy in ruins...yet you think it's more urgent to determine if a politician lied the last weeks of the election?
once again, WHAT is the great revelations you and others are hoping to uncover here? That a politician lied? It won't matter a hill of beans when it is all over and "if" you guys would ever be satisfied with the truth (remember the birther issue?). It's not like Obama will be impeached or that republicans can do any less in Congress than they already are...and it's not like the American people are going to continue buying this excuse for inaction.
There is NO end-game to this waste of time and money. It's just political theater for the next round of elections... a strategy that is working less and less all the time.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:48
@Farmer GA: "If it can be proven that GWB, with intent, lied to get us into Iraq, I say throw him in jail forever. "
would you agree then, that THIS would be a far more appropriate cause for mass investigation from both parties?
odd, 'you're not there yet' concerning Bush/Cheney's lies...but you are all over Obama's lies are fact...Hmmm.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:14
@oconeefellow: yes, start thinking - WHAT is the greatest revelation they hope to find with the continued 'investigation'? That there was incompetency?
...I mean, aren't there more pressing issues to attend to in DC?
We're almost agreed - stop trashing the opposing parties, and get some actual work done.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 08:49
@Farmer GA: if you'll recall (not likely) they convinced congress with a series of direct lies. ...now THAT would be something to investigate and prosecute.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 08:45
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