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“Tony Blair will be remembered for nothing other than that he followed George W. Bush over a cliff; took the rest of us with them, and we haven’t yet reached the bottom, I’m afraid.”
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Any responsiblity on the part of the gun/truck owner here?
Republicans, playing their same old games. We’ll cut taxes AND increase defense AND we won’t touch SS and Medicare benefits. And we won’t cut some of those other things.
“If Romney wants to make good on his vow to increase defense spending by $2.1 trillion, and he also wants to make good on his support for the tax cuts incorporated in the House Republicans’ budget, he would need to cut the rest of the government’s functions — including Social Security and Medicare benefits — by about 14 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.
If Romney wants to keep his vow not to cut Social Security and Medicare for those age 55 and older, he’d need to shut down all functions of the departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Interior, Justice, Labor and Treasury as well as the National Institutes of Health.”
Where is the outrage from the main stream media on this one! You call Tea Party members racist without one shred of quotable evidence yet give this racist SENATOR a pass. Of course I know she’ll be back pedaling the way the President did after he accidently revealed his heart here in Roanoke. Can you imagine if a Republican would have said this?
And I quote
SENATOR LUCAS: “What I am saying to you is Mitt Romney, he’s speaking to a segment of the population, who does not like to see people other than a White man in a White House or any other elected position.
Let’s be real clear about it… let’s be real clear Mitt Romney is speaking to a group of people out there who don’t like folks like Barack Obama in any elected or leadership position. We know what’s going on here and some people may be afraid to say it but I am not. I am not afraid to say it.
He’s speaking to that fringe out there who do not want to see anybody other than a white person in a leadership position. Senator Miller said it before she died and I agreed with her. They don’t want President Barack Obama in office as President and for all the reasons that you and I and alot of other people understand.
HOST: Do you really believe now that this all about race?
LUCAS: “I absolutely believe it’s all about race and for the first time I’ve convinced my children finally that racism is alive and well”.
HOST: Even in Virginia?
LUCAS: “In Virginia how about all across this nation. And especially in Virginia”!
Where are you Mr. “let’s bring civility back into politics” President.
She should be impeached!
Got my Dan Casey inspired letter from PH today about the school fees. It basically said…we can’t really do anything if you don’t pay your fees, you can get a waiver, otherwise come in and pay your fees.
“Weak GDP growth, with another recession possibly looming. An unemployment rate above eight percent for 41 straight months. Real unemployment at 15 percent. A shrinking workforce participation rate, ebbing to a 30-year low. The median household income slashed by $4,300. Healthcare costs rising, in spite of (or because of) Obama’s unpopular and costly law. Poverty rates at a 50-year high. Millions of home foreclosures. Food stamp usage spiking to new heights. A national debt of $16 Trillion, with no end in sight.”
Obama says his plan “WORKED”.
I take him at his word.
He’s just such a moron. C’mon home, Mittster, before you cause an international incident.
Perhaps Rmoney has difficulty off-teleprompter.
Dear God in Heaven. Mitt is getting buried in England right now.
Dude seems to have a thing for the taste of shoe leather.
#5 It is pretty awful what Bush and the Repubs did the country, LC.
Steve C, does Mitt have a kid named matt?
LC @ 5 posted, “Obama says his plan “WORKED”. I take him at his word. Comment by Lake Claytor — July 26, 2012 @ 4:18 pm
LC – could you tell me how the profitability for US companies is doing?
Can you tell me how their cash reserves are doing?
Please get back to me with this information – not to increase my knowledge, as I already know the answers, but to help educate you on the economy…just google those few words. Thanks.
If you don’t want to find the answers to the above queries, you are being very very selective on the President’s economic policies. And BTW, on unemployment…who is it again that does the hiring?…not the President. Who holds the purse strings in the US government?…not the President. Which of the three branches of government CAN create jobs?…again, not the President.
Remember the republicans claims in 2010 that their first and only order of business is “Jobs, jobs, jobs”? Not true, their first and only order of business is, obstruction, obstruction, and obstruction and voting more than 33 times to repeal the ACA – even when it has been found Constitutional. Imagine had they spent alllllll that energy on real Jobs bills…unemployment would be lower than the 8.2%.
It helps to put thing in context with all the Facts, no?
Penn State alum: We deserved NCAA penalty
By Roxanne Jones, Special to CNN
updated 8:57 AM EDT, Fri July 27, 2012
(CNN) — When my phone rang just a few seconds after the NCAA sanctions were handed down Monday, I knew it was someone from Penn State calling, likely outraged that our beloved university was being punished so harshly. I’ve received these calls all week.
I’m sorry. I just can’t join the throngs of furious Nittany Lions. My outrage is too focused on a university that failed us and, more importantly, all of the boys who were raped and abused by former coach Jerry Sandusky. He was convicted last month for sexually assaulting 10 boys over more than 10 years, while everyone, according to the Freeh report on the scandal — coaches, administrators and Penn State’s Board of Trustees, sat back and let it happen. Too afraid to ask any questions, too afraid to lose their careers, too selfish to care about anything but football and the big money it represented.
What do I think, my friend? I think the NCAA sanctions are not only fair but also could have been harsher.
Standby for someone to say that a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, a former vice president at ESPN, an author of a book on sports, and the Woman of the Year from Women in Sports and Events doesn’t understand sports or know as much as….
10, 9, 8, 7, ….
@1, Kristen, absolutely. I don’t know what particular crime the truck owner could be charged with, but the gun/truck owner was extremely negligent to leave a loaded firearm in an unsecured vehicle. The only time we leave firearms in our vehicles is if we’re going to/from the range and have to make a stop somewhere in between. And when we do that, they are in the trunk of my car, or in the cargo area of the SUV, under covers. And, the doors are always locked.
Re: Comment by Steve C — July 26, 2012 @ 8:40 pm
Romney trip begins in shambles
By Jim Acosta, CNN National Political Correspondent
updated 2:07 PM EDT, Fri July 27, 2012
London (CNN) — If only Mitt Romney could turn the Olympic torch on the newspaper headlines in London.
He’s the “Party Pooper” in the Daily Mail, “Nowhere Man” in the Times of London and “Mitt the Twit” in The Sun.
This was not the storyline Romney and his team wanted when they journeyed overseas for a trip designed to burnish the GOP contender’s foreign policy credentials.
9: “Steve C, does Mitt have a kid named matt?”
Steve C, does matt have a mutt named Mitt?
Bummer. Rmoney’s over there in England and what do they celebrate as part of the Olympics opening ceremony — their successful National Health System. OH NO!!! And also a peace symbol. Time for Rmoney to say something else embarrassing.
I don’t know the names of Matt’s kids but I just had a movement named matt..
Romney leaves the US. Dow Jones climbs to 13075.66.
As this is seems to be the most recent “Open Thread” I’ll post this serious issue here. This is probably the worst thing to happen to the Olympics since the 1936 Berlin games.
Why aren’t the cable news shows MSM on top of this yet?
I wonder if Romney brought this up with the Prime Minister when they met this week? If he didn’t what was he thinking?
Keep it classy, GOP.
So, now high-office Republicans acknowledge it:
Cheney: Picking Palin for VP was a mistake
By: ASSOCIATED PRESS | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: July 29, 2012
Cheney says he liked Palin, but that she didn’t pass the test of being ready to be president and that McCain’s campaign didn’t handle the vetting process well.
Cheney, whose own unpopularity was a flashpoint for the Bush administration, says there are two lists that candidates maintain. The bigger list includes politicians who want to be viewed as under consideration to boost their standing. Cheney says a second, much shorter list contains those who are actually being considered.
Wonder who thinks the are on the actually-being-considered list but are actually on the politicians-who-want-to-be list?
Standby for someone who thinks they know more than their parties most recent VP to weigh in.
10, 9, 8, 7 ,….
“This is probably the worst thing to happen to the Olympics since the 1936 Berlin games.”
Yes sir. It’s runs neck and neck with Munich in 1972.
The best thing possible for Obama is for Dick Cheney to start making his presence known again.
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