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I loved those light towers…I would have been perfectly happy if they’d left it like that forever.
Not so fast Romneyite:
I agree Kristen!
You will note that the usual question is, “Are you better off than you were FOUR YEARS AGO?” MM’s article compares today to ONE year ago, thus carefully avoiding how Obama was able to avert catastrophe. In fact, the economic trajectory only started to stop getting better as quickly once an obstructionist GOP took over the House and started holding a gun to the nation’s head over things like tax cuts for rich folks. . . .just over one year ago.
2. MM – You should read the whole article before you cite it. It says that while things are not good, they are still better than 4 years ago.
Interesting that the GOP keeps trying to say Obama has not done anything. Yet if you look at the Great Depression,it started in 1929 and lasted until 1937 in the US. It took FDR most of two terms to get it under control. By all accounts this recession was as close to a Great Depression as you could get and the only reason we did not get there was Obama’s policies. He had us on the road to improvement in spite of a GOP Congress that did all they could to stop growth just as they did under FDR.
Indeed, we are much better off than we were four years ago and with a Democrat remaining in the White House, we will be much better off the next four years.
#6 MMM read the whole thing and actually understand what it says? Are you kidding? Or maybe he does understand it but is hoping YOU won’t realize this was after Repubs were able to really push their obstruction campaign.
Lest we forget
Ah, yes, that was so pathetically predictable. Romney and Ryan are trying to turn the Chicago teachers’ strike into some sort of presidential political issue. That will be so helpful to the kids they claim they’re worried about. At least Emanuel had the common sense to call Romney’s comments what they are — lip service that won’t help anything.
“…what really counts is what we’re doing here and I don’t give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president,” Emanuel said at a news conference.”
Typical bunch of pitiful right wingers. If Obama doesn’t step in, they’ll claim he’s not a leader. If he does step in, asshats like Rash will claim it was all a setup to try to make him look like a hero. Somebody call Turdbusters on these guys!
K links to a great story. Everybody should read it.
It is so childish and typical of the right wing to act as if America is a football game with quarters to be timed and decided on our success or failure. This mess took over 30-40 years to create and it will not be fixed or solved in much less than that. America is a nation, not a horse race. Grow the hell up and worry about what we do to move forward and fix this mess for the long haul.
That will be so helpful to the kids they claim they’re worried about.
If leftwingers were truly worried about the children of Chicago, they’d quit enabling their parents to be freeloading crack dealers and start making them take care of, feed, and work jobs to support their kids.
Leftwingers really hate tributes to 9-11 victims because it reminds everbody of the heroics of George W. Bush in handling this crisis, then preventing future terrorist attacks. It truly highlights how weak 0bama has been in comparison.
This post is regarding a story appearing in today’s Baltimore Sun, titled “Democrat withdraws from 1st District congressional race after allegations she voted in two states.” The democrat’s name is Wendy Rosen.
hey ol’ market timer dano, what can you tell us about Wendy Rosen, huh?
Being from Maryland, I bet you are familiar with her compelling story, which must be such to have driven her to satisfy her need to register in Florida to “support” her friend down there, huh? Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!
I suppose wendy is the only lib who’s ever done something like this…
Hey market-timer dano, maybe you can write a 30 column inch article and send it to the Baltimore Sun, in which you explain to the good folks up there what ol’ wendy REALLY thought she was doing when she was voting in both states!
Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!
You might need to cut and paste the below link…it will likely be quicker using google. Baltimore Sun Wendy Rosen
Yes, the story K (#8) linked to was good. It also makes me wonder why Obama not attending all of the daily intelligence briefings (although he probably reviews them all) is so newsworthy when Bush attended “all” of the them yet didn’t take heed their warnings about al-Qaeda. Tell me again, under whose direction was bin Laden taken out?
For all those who had lost love ones that day may they find some peace.
I still remember all those little sites around the village that had photos of loved ones who were lost.
Here is hoping we still try to find a better way of dealing with each other that are so different then us.
This day is a disgusting flag worship holiday, since 9/11 was an inside job, orchestrated by neo-cons and intelligence organizations to justify invading the Middle East to control their oil and politics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw
Meanwhile, most sheeple watch billionaire owned mainstream media and are too stupid to see it’s propaganda to keep them enslaved to their wealthy masters.
Does “the bounce” continue?
Yesterday morning, the RCP average had Obama up 1.(something). Yesterday afternoon, the average showed him up 2.0. This morning, the average shows Obama up 3.1.
Of the last 25 national polls, two have been tied, Romney has led 4, by a range of 1-3 points, and Obama has led 19 by a range of 1-9 points. Moreover, over at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall is opining that it’s very plausible Obama will win every state he took in 2008 with the exceptions of Indiana and North Carolina.
That would give Obama 339 electoral votes. It’s hard to imagine such an outcome, given how energized the anti-Obama forces seem to be, and how much money billionaires are sinking into independent campaigns against him.
As George Will said Sunday: “If the Republican Party cannot win in this environment, it has to get out of politics and find another business.”
Kurt Eichenwald, author of the op-ed linked to by K, was interviewed on NPR this morning: http://tinyurl.com/8k6dj8f
You really need to read the article linked By K @ 11:18. It just might, by some miracle, cause you to develop some sense of reality about George W. Bush.
Frank, I left Maryland 18 years ago. I know nothing about Wendy Rosen, except what I’ve read. The Maryland Democrats were right to force her out of the race. It appears there will soon be some serious voter fraud charges hanging over her head.
I would note 3 things:
1. The Democratic party forced her out.
2. Nothing the GOP is pushing under the guise of preventing “voter fraud” would have in any way stopped Wendy Rosen from doing what she is alleged to have done.
3. Romney sold his Massachusetts home in April 2009, and appeared to be living in La Jolla, Calif., after that. Yet, he registered to vote in Mass. shortly before the January 2010 special election for Senate won by Scott Brown, and on that form he listed claimed to be living in his son Tagg’s basement. Romney didn’t purchase another Mass. residence until July 2010.
Do you believe he was living in his son’s basement, Frank?
A number of people believe this is a real reason Romney won’t release his 2008 tax returns (which were filed late in 2009, via extension).
Remember, Romney got caught in this same trap back when he ran for governor in Massachausetts. He had claimed Utah as his state of residence on his federal returns. And he had to retroactively revise those to Massachusetts just to be eligible to run for governor there.
Just like he had to retroactively “retire” form Bain.
Speaking of obfuscation, the editorial linked below outlines clearly the plan Mitt & Paul have for the campaign. To put it mildly, their pants are smoking in anticipation of a fire.
Dave Gresham, your conspiracy theory makes little sense.
If your theory was correct and the neocons were so clever to plan such an inside job, then they would have framed Saddam for 9/11. Because that’s who they were after.
It’s hard to believe that anyone actually buys the “inside job” mumbo jumbo regarding 9/11.
Yes Frank, stop drooling and tell us what, in any voter fraud plan or policy put forth by the TP/GOP would have prevented or found out about Rosen? Or anyone else who does that? We’ll wait.
The truth is that the kind of voter fraud that IS happening is the absolute least of the TP/GOP effort. Not the absentee ballots and not the dual voting folks who can hop a plane and vote twice (or more). Pitiful!
Wasn’t Ann Coulter also on the books in two places?
Ron, it is sad that a supposedly devout Christian is so dishonest, dissembling and vague on so many important issues.
Dave Gresham, it is not “disgusting flag worship” nor a party “holiday” to stop and remember the dead, the heroes and the sacrifices many made after 9/11! Even if it was (and I do not believe it) an “inside job”, those people are still dead, those heroes still served bravely and the sacrifices of the volunteer military and their families is still real! Could you not manage a little respect for that?
Am I the only one that thinks the lady in the “Greenway fight” story brought it on herself? She admittedly “went off” on the guy who accidently hit her. If she’s that volatile, I’ll bet it escalated because she wouldn’t back down. Also, it wasn’t clear, was it her swastika tattoo that got flashed? I’d probably try to chase her out of the park myself. No winners in that story.
Dan, is that the same Dave Gresham (that believes 9/11 was an inside job) also the same Dave Gresham that thinks killing babies should be legalized everywhere?
Watch the video Dan. It’s 15 short minutes. Then tell me there aren’t 100′s of unanswered questions?
Not only did 3 buildings fall straight down – in their own footpriints – at the SPEED OF GRAVITY (meaning no resistance from lower floors,) there was actually LAVA in the underground levels!
Have you forgetten the Gulf of Tonkin incident and countless other shameful manipulations by our military neo-cons rulers?
The upper levels of our military government are wicked and the President and Congress are little more than spokesmodels, who do the bidding of our billionaire masters or find themselves unemployed.
Watch the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw
TANF-SNAP-queen Kristen refutes my link that shows factual data with a link that is purely based on people’s opinions? And asks questions like ‘Do you make more money now than you did 4 years ago??’
That doesn’t make sense. Most of the less-dumb liberals should even see that difference.
Just because your income has increased doesn’t mean you are better off if you have less to save since it is going towards taxes, gas, etc.
“An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein…”
Cheney and the neocons were the biggest blight this country has seen since the Spanish Influenza. They all deserve to be locked up for their roles in concocting two pointless and expensive military conflicts for the greater enrichment of themselves.
I don’t however think the neocons stages 9/11 themselves. They were incapable of executing something so successful on such a limited budget.
And Dave Gresham you do great dishonor to those who lost their lives that day. Today isn’t a “flag worship” day…it’s a day to remember the thousands who died horrific and miserable deaths, regardless of who you think is at fault. HuffPo has a series of pictures taken in NY the morning of 9/11, including one of a man mid-air falling to his death from one of the towers. He and all the rest deserve to be remembered, billionaire owned media notwithstanding.
Respect the dead Sandy? I’m outraged by their murders by those elected to shepherd them. Try watching the video before commenting.
#14 Thank you, Frank, for linking to a story where Dems uncovered possible wrongdoing by a Dem and reported it, and that also shows some possible voting fraud that all the new voting laws will do absolutely nothing to prevent.
And your point was?
Independent/non-partisan scientists and engineers have disproven all theories that 9/11 was inside job. The reason the towers fell the way they did has been extensively explained by scientists and structural engineers. The theory that a missile took down Flight 93 has been completely debunked. The theory that a missile hit the Pentagon instead of a plane has also been shredded. Sure, there are lots of unanswered questions regarding 9/11 and there always will be, but this does not give credibility to any of these silly conspiracy theories.
Unanswered questions do not substantiate a conspiracy. They don’t substantiate anything.
Moreoever, the Gulf of Tonkin incident is in no way comparable to 9/11. Whatever happened in the GoT, used later to justify sending US troops to Vietnam, occurred overseas and there was not a single US casualty.
Think this through. If anything, your example of GoT argues that pretexts for war or sending soldiers into a country NEED NOT involve the deaths of U.S. soldiers (much less civilians) and NEED NOT involve attacks on U.S. soil.
We both know the Neocons wanted war with Saddam. And we both know that they later cooked up an intel case to justify that.
The idea that they cooked up 911 in order to further that goal makes no sense at all. If they framed OBL so cleverly, they could just as easily have framed Saddam. It would have saved them all kinds of bother down the road.
“31.TANF-SNAP-queen Kristen refutes my link that shows factual data with a link that is purely based on people’s opinions? And asks questions like ‘Do you make more money now than you did 4 years ago??’”
WTF are you babbling about, you obsessive nutjob. Show me where I responded to your idiotic link, much less linked a rebuttal. How often must your poor reading skills be pointed out before you smarten up and improve a little? If I were you, I wouldn’t be dropping the “dumb” bomb too often.
Bjoe, I sort of wish the fishermen would come back and teach them another lesson. Pick a fight with a black guy, flash your totes classy swastika and SS tatts, and get your butt handed to you. They got a little etiquette schooling.
I like how he capitalized “SPEED OF GRAVITY”… did you know that the speed of gravity is often defined as the speed of light in a vacuum? With a couple of quick google clicks, you can see that many believe that speed of gravity hasn’t really ever been truly measured, but is believed to be nearly instantaneous, or faster than the speed of light. Did the towers fall that fast? Or did you just hear a catchy buzz phrase in a youtube video that you thought sounded like actual evidence of a conspriacy?
In a crowded city… buildings are designed against falling into other buildings in the event of a catastrophic failure. Are they supposed to fall over sideways like a stack of Jenga blocks?
hey market timer dano…do you re-call what wjc had to say about saddam having weapons of mass destruction…while he was still in office?, and do you remember that saddam used non-nuclear weapons agaqinst the Kurds? do you remember the UN resolutions one after the other after the other, which saddam ignored regarding allowing UN sanctioned and conducted inspections?
based on your forgetting about those little thingys, i have no doubt that when iran gets it’s bomb, you’ll blame bush.
911 was an inside job?
I will forever be amazed at the ability of humans to find dots to connect dots which attempt explain events all in effort to make the world fit with their own political sensibilities.
I’m sorry Dave Gresham, but there isn’t a dang thing on YouTube that is gonna convince me that our elected leaders are responsible for the events of that day. I’m no fan of Bush or Cheney and they may well have disregarded evidence of an impending attack, but who is to say that Al Gore wouldn’t have done the same?
Frankly, I have no more reason to believe such nonsense than I would a similar claim that aliens drove their spaceships across the galaxy to
probe you. Both your hypothesis and space alien example should lead to much ridicule.
I agree that the conspiracy theory about Bush and the neocons/defense industry/ big money being complicit or involved in the 9/11 tragedy are far out there, just like all the conmspiracy theories bandied about by the right wingers on birtherism, plots to take your guns, plots to have us taken over by Sareia law, UN plots to destroiy homeownereship and private property rights, etc. I think the neocons and Bush/Cheney have plenty to answer for for being wrongheaded, bullheaded, miltaristic bullies and for lying and mislerading Congress and the public to justify unnecessary wars. But I do not believe they were active participants in the 9/11 plot. They were quick to use the opportunity it presented them to further their agenda however.
Frank, I don’t recall. Why don’t you tell us, precisely, and with context, what Bill Clinton said about Saddam and weapons of mass destruction.
Thanks in advance for informing us.
hey you libs, she was thrown out as a sacrificial lamb, no more no less…but the fact remains that her voting duplicity in market timer dano’s home state of Maryland and in swing state Florida has been going on for AT LEAST multiple elections, and was presumably only uncovered after she became the libs’ congressional office candidate. in other words, she, like how many more libs?, would have continued to practice illegal voting activity by voting in more than one state.
For all you Romney/Ryan fans who have bought the kool aid of how they are the saviors of the middle class and the working man, I hope you’ll all go plunk down your money to hobknob with your good buddy Ryan at the Hotel Roanoke. For $250 you can walk through a line and shake his hand. For
$1000, you can walk thrtough a line and have 30 secdonds to have your picdture taken. And if you’ve got $10000 bucks, you can break bread with the great man at a private dinner. Otherwise, you can stand on a street corner and wave at his black suv with the tinted windows as he whizzes by on his way to the next $10000 a plate rubber chicken dinner.
hey market timer dano, i’ve got to run out, but i’ll send a couple when I return. If you just can’t wait ’till I return, feel free to google “bill clinton iraq weapons mass destruction”….lots of stuff out there, dano, but i’m not surprised you purge the truth from your memory.
Dave Gresham, it is not a new revelation, new charge or new video. I have seen it and I call it sophistry. Just like the anti climate change “scientists” and the Bigfoot sightings. And like I said, even if it was true, those people are still dead, those heroes still served bravely and the sacrifices of the volunteer military and their families is still real! Do you manage a little respect for those killed during war? Hiroshima and Nagasaki? For those tortured, abused and killed by the Nazis? It takes nothing away from your pitiful “outrage” to respect the dead or remember the event.
Anytime you see the word “neocon”, just substitute the word “Jew”. The people bashing the “neocons” do.
Dan doesn’t know the difference between voting in a different location and voting in two different locations in the same election.
Another voter fraud case. They are starting to get noticed.
Marked Man, I believe your bile should be aimed at me, I offered the link which shows that people do not necessarily consider themselves worse off, which is really the whole point of the question, is it not?
By any definition there are things that are better. No matter the four year span you choose to look at.
Now I ask you, if they cannot even keep one Navy Seal from writing a book on one mission, how can you seriously think “9/11 is an inside job” could be kept quiet? Why would not the people who first raised the specter just “disappear”? There is a cabal strong enough to do it and not get caught, but not strong enough to cow a few nay-sayers? It is just horses dude, no zebras.
Go ahead and take your time relating to us (in context, of course) what Bill Clinton said about “saddam having weapons of mass destruction.” If it takes you awhile to come up with that, I understand.
BTW Marked Man, I prefer “Obamanista”, thanks!
“48.Anytime you see the word “neocon”, just substitute the word “Jew”. The people bashing the “neocons” do. ”
Cheney’s Jewish? Interesting.
Comment by dave — September 11, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
Are you SERIOUS, Dave? Obama and his ilk routinely have $35,000 per plate dinner/fundraisers, and you want to piss and moan about Ryan having $10,000 a plate dinner/fundraisers? You do realize the massive hypocrisy in your statements, yes?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF WORK AND ARE NOW POOR GET ON A COMPUTER TO ANSWER A POLL?
So dave @2:29… what you’re trying to say is that one of Romney’s fundraising dinners is about 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of attending one of Obama’s fundraising dinners?
I’m not real high on either candidate, but be careful throwing stuff in those glass houses.
Ill help frank.. http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
My apologies to the welfare-queen, Kristen.. I didnt mean to get under her skin so.
Yes, Sandi, but asking people if they make more now than 4 years ago doesn’t constitute that they really think they are any better off. And the sheeple that believe they are better off just based on a slight increase in 401k and salary should not allow themselves to be roped in so easily.
Just like the liberals that believe the unemployment rate decrease is primarily because jobs are being created as opposed to the number of people stopping to look for work.
“The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.” — Bill Clinton in Feb 1998
Let’s compare apples to applies. This is Roanoke. If Obama has held a fundraising dinner here that costs $35k/plate, let’s talk about that in comparison to Romney’s $10k fundraiser.
You can’t compare us with Hollywood or the Hamptons.
Comment by Dave Gresham — September 11, 2012 @ 12:42 pm
Are you a complete idiot? I can tell you for a fact the head of security for a Wall Street firm predicted this in 1993 after the failed bombing on WTC2. My first day in WTC2 was 1 1/2 hours on evacuation drills. There were manual at everyone’s desk.
Have you been watching a Michael Moore movies?
No problem Mark. Try reading next time. Accurately.
#58 Oh, good lord, MMM’s headed back into another one of weirdo phases. Hunker down.
hobknob with your good buddy Ryan at the Hotel Roanoke. For $250 you can walk through a line and shake his hand. For
$1000, you can walk thrtough a line and have 30 secdonds to have your picdture taken. And if you’ve got $10000 bucks, you can break bread with the great man at a private dinner. Otherwise, you ca
I am taking my part of my unemployment check (obama’s stash) and going. Any chance Pddidy, Eva, Cloney or Sarah Jessica will be there..my real hope is Snoop Dawg will start things off. Something about “real” people is exciting.
Let me…fund raisers this year BARRY 205…when he was not laser focused 24/7 on jobs, playing golf or meeting with either his job commission or attending a daily briefing.
I wonder if I could get some fed assistance to help me get up to the $1k LEVEL…any government program for me…suggestions welcomed!
#48 There you go, Henry, absentee ballots are what the Repubs should be concentrating on if they want to put a dent in fraud. But, wait, they aren’t doing that. I wonder why?
#55 PP, your library computer caps lock key in pushed in.
Pistol Pete, a great many of the people looking for work are on a computer finding jobs. Checking Linkedin, building resumes and contacts and trying to better themselves and their situation. Almost every city has jobs posted online. The VEC registers and allows job searches online as well. Plenty of unemployed people are online.
As to those who “are now poor”? IDK, were they not poor before now? The great leveler of society is the online world and yes, even poor people are allowed.
Was the question, Are the people who are unemployed now better off than they were before they lost their job? Even at 23 million unemployed, the employed are still a greater number. By any measure, there are things that are better/more stable and the question can be answered that we are better off now than in 2008. If that short sighted goal is all you are aiming for. I submit it is ten times more important to be making progress not chasing another bubble, and we are.
#31 Looks like MMM is the only person on the blog who isn’t aware that Kristen was kidding about the welfare thing. Try to keep up, buddy.
@60 – It’s a fundraiser (apple) being compared to a fundraiser (apple)
Right, Henry. At the time Clinton said this, he said also he preferred a diplomatic solution. Later that year, still unsatisfied, he instituted no-fly. THAT was his response, not invasion. Apparently it worked! How do we know?
Because no WMDs were found after the Bush and company invaded!
Even Bush & Co., however, wouldn’t dared to have justified invading Iraq on the basis of Clinton’s 1998 statement. How do we know? Because they didn’t invade based on it!
Instead, they cooked up the yellowcake/nuke weapons program lie and used THAT as justification for an invasion. It was a lie.
Yet another book for my reading list from one of my favorite authors/thinkers :
Upcoming Talk on Democracy and Political Ignorance
Ilya Somin • September 11, 2012 10:10 am
This Thursday, I will be giving a talk on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance (under contract with the Stanford University Press), at the George Mason Economics Department Workshop on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The talk will run from 2 to 3:30 PM, in Enterprise Hall 318, at George Mason’s campus in Fairfax.
I covered some of the themes of the book in this video [ http://tinyurl.com/c7ptfs5 ].
As a social libertarian and to some degree a federalist, I rather enjoyed the video. Some here (from both wings) should watch it. However, as he discusses, many do not want to hear views or to process information that is not intuitive to their fixed position.
Warning: 40 minute lecture / book promotion by a professor of law, whose research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy.
Oh gdad, you and I both know he’ll be doing this 10 months from now. It never ends with him.
September 11, 2012, 10:45 AM
With Rose Confirmation, Obama Sets a Record
By Joe Palazzolo
The Senate on Monday voted 89-1 to place Stephanie Rose on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. With her confirmation, President Obama has placed more women on the federal bench in one term — 72 — than any of his predecessors, according to HuffPo.
President Obama is now tied with President George W. Bush, who saw 72 women confirmed to the federal courts in his eight-year presidency. President Bill Clinton saw 111 female judges confirmed during his two terms, including 61 during his first.
Hey Frank, be sure and get back to us on those TP/GOP Plans to prevent the kind of voter fraud you uncovered. What voter fraud plan or policy put forth by the TP/GOP would have prevented or found out about Rosen? Or anyone else who does that?
A commenter wrote: “…it reminds everybody of the heroics of George W. Bush in handling this crisis, then preventing future terrorist attacks.”
Except for the fact that he and his administration failed to stop what would be the September 11 attacks in the first place:
Yes, Dano, let’s compare apples to ‘applies’…or something like that.
So, according to Dan, it doesn’t count if Obama has $35,000 a plate fundraisers…as long as it’s in Hollywood or the Hamptons. Dano says that the AMOUNT of money raised at these “dinners” is not at all the issue, it’s WHERE it was raised. Lol. What a joke. (are you in opinion columnist mode, or truth mode, or satire mode or what?)
He so crazy.
What I’m saying is that it would be unfair to hold a lower-priced Obama fundraiser in Roanoke up against a Romney fundraiser in the Hamptons, where people paid up to $50k a head or $75k per couple.
They’re two different places, after all. The Romney campaign understands that (even if you with your advanced degree do not), which is which the max ticket price here is $10k.
Of course, it would be just as unfair to compare a fundraiser Obama held in Hollywood to a Romney fundraiser in Roanoke.
I suspect what’s got you RWers all upset are the news reports that Obama out-raised Romney in August, and will probably out-raise him for the campaign. Things were looking pretty good for Mitt on that score for awhile. Now they’re not. (Just like a lot of other things with his campaign).
“Let’s compare apples to applies. This is Roanoke. If Obama has held a fundraising dinner here that costs $35k/plate, let’s talk about that in comparison to Romney’s $10k fundraiser.
You can’t compare us with Hollywood or the Hamptons.”
You’re right, this is Roanoke and not Hollywood. The obvious point of my comment was to say that Romney isn’t the only one that has extravagantly expensive fundraising dinners held for his benefit.
But you’re right, like you, I do think that the Roanoke vs Hollywood distinction is important. I think where the candidates go for fundraising efforts can say a lot. Actors and actresses make their money by pretending to be something that they aren’t, right? Are millionaire actors and actresses as in touch with the ‘real’ world and the issues that face the general public as the folks that might attend a fundraiser in Roanoke? Yep, you’re right, can’t compare Roanoke to Hollywood.
I know that both parties raise funds everywhere, including Hollywood. But we’re only kidding ourselves if we don’t recognize that Hollywood sure seems to do a lot more supporting for Obama than Romney.
I’m certainly not a RWer. And I didn’t know about anyone out-fundraising the other. I was just pointing out that Romney isn’t the only one that has folks organize expensive fundraising dinners for him.
so the dem convention says they added God and the fact the Jerusalem was recognized as the capital of Israel…then how come hypocrite liar bammy won’t see Netanyahu? he is a liar..caught AGAIN !!!
Just a few days after the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will travel to New York City. Once he arrives he will be handed a platform to incite violence and hostility from the center of the UN universe, just a few miles from Ground Zero.
This is a man who openly advocates genocide, brazenly endeavors to commit terrorist attacks on American soil, kills and kidnaps Americans abroad, brutalizes his own people, sponsors terrorism around the world, and is on the verge of acquiring a nuclear bomb.
Today, on 9/11, we need to ask why. Why is he being given this global megaphone?
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/11/white-house-hands-iran-ahmadinejad-global-megaphone/#ixzz26CDCyRcQ
but gives this blowhard ass a platform to spew more hatred…nice going libbie coms
“Am I the only one that thinks the lady in the “Greenway fight” story brought it on herself?”
Comment by Bjoe — September 11, 2012 @ 1:16 pm
No, you’re not! I think those idiots got what was coming to them. They escalated a minor situation into a melee then got their a**es handed to them. And according to the article, it was the woman who flashed her swastika at the fisherman, one of whom was black. And her hubby wonders what if this had happened to a woman with a kid in a stroller? Well, most women I know aren’t out on the greenway with their kids at 10 PM.
They all “count” braintrust, it is just that 10K for a dinner in Roanoke is a lot of money and in Hollywood, 35K is not so much. It is a matter of proportion. How many people in Roanoke do you think will drop 10K to see him, and who do you think they will be?
I truly do not think some of you will ever get it. When George Soros gives money to Obama, he is in effect going against his own personal economic interests. When the Koch brothers give money to Romney, they are assuring their economic interests are protected. There is a difference. Same thing for the corporate types or Hollywood who “donate” that kind of money.
What can Obama do for Soros? Raise his taxes and change the financial game rules. What can Romney do for the Kochs? Lower their taxes and lessen the regulations on their business.
Sure Obama has done many favors for those Hollywood stars…I just cannot recall one off the top of my head.
No, you will never get it.
You all have spent months now telling us that Romney is no corporate raider even though he played one at Bain and now we have to remember that “Actors and actresses make their money by pretending to be something that they aren’t”? Well OK then, if it matters how you make your money, Romney made his money, millions of it, by being a corporate LBO vulture, putting people out of work and indebting businesses till they went bankrupt and he STILL managed to make money on them. And it should matter too!
I know it burns a lot of people that many in the media, higher education and entertainment mediums are more liberal. Gee, I wonder why?
The RWers seem so upset at the idea that the Democrats added God into their platform.
I wonder why? You would think that would make most of them happy.
“Just a few days after the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will travel to New York City. Once he arrives he will be handed a platform to incite violence and hostility from the center of the UN universe, just a few miles from Ground Zero.”
More on this subject, generally, in Wednesday’s installment of “Mark Around the World.”
I wonder if the tattoo lady was upset that she couldn’t find a Jewish guy to flash her Nazi emblem at.
Calling Romney a “corporate raider” is a grave insult to corporate raiders. Bain bought a lot of companies, forced them to take on a lot of debt, paid the borrowed money to Bain, which profited handsomely, and then let the companies go bankrupt.
“Corporate Raider” doesn’t quite cover that. “Corporate loan shark” is a lot more like it. In many cases, Bain did legal, SEC-approved bust outs. The technique was pioneered by the Mafia.
To remember why most political fundraisers today, for both parties, are high dollar events, you have to remember the quote supposedly attributed to Jesse James, I think. “I rob banks because that’s where the money is.” Political candidates don’t have fundraisers with everyday people because the reality is that it costs to much to fund a campaign today. That may be crass, but that’s the way it is.
hey pistol pete, thanks for your help. i’ll give ol’ market-timer dano what he asked for shortly…just need to read every word from the Snopes link that I think will suffice for refreshing even dano’s lib-memory.
We’ve got bill, hillary, lurch, just about all of the “big name” libs saying they were for the action Bush ultimately took…, before they were against it…which strangely coincided with Bush taking the action they wanted taken.
As incompetent I think GWB, Cheney, Rumsfeld, & other neo-cons were, I do not believe they were part of a conspiracy related to 9/11. On all sorts of occasions in our nation’s history some have tried to explain tragic events in our nation’s history through one dasterdly conspiracy or another. There are, and have always been, people looking over their shoulders for the Boogie Man. It’s been a terrible waste of intellectual resources.
“i’ll give ol’ market-timer dano what he asked for shortly…just need to read every word from the Snopes link that I think will suffice for refreshing even dano’s lib-memory.”
As you’re scavenging Snopes, please note that:
At the time Clinton made public statements about Saddam and WMDs, he said also he preferred a diplomatic solution. Later that year, still unsatisfied, he instituted no-fly. THAT was his response, not invasion. Apparently it worked! How do we know?
Being not too bright and living in Roanoke, my guess is that tattoo lady would find your reference to Jews baffling, Dan.
CNBC Host Labels NYTimes Columnist Paul Krugman a ‘Communist’
Posted on September 11, 2012 at 1:45pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams
New York Times columnist Paul “the U.S. isn’t broke” Krugman has become something of a gag over at CNBC’s “Squawk Box.“ In addition to being a called a ”unicorn“ with ”confounding“ and ”laughable” ideas, he’s now apparently a “communist.”
Joe Kernen during a Monday broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” defended CNN’s Erin Burnett from a Huffington Post article debunking her claim that commodity prices have risen as a result of the Fed’s “quantitative easing” policies.
In rebutting Burnett, the HuffPo article cited both Baker and Paul “the Tea Party shot Gabby Giffords” Krugman. The famously outspoken Kernen wasn’t having any of it.
“They quoted Paul Krugman and this other idiot, Dean Baker, who’s some guy, I don’t even know who he is, he always writes for The Huffington Post. Basically co-communists in a lot of different
One of y’all favorites! Breaking news….Muslim Terrorist storm US Embassy…think this is a rwringer conspiracy…reminds me of the Iranian Hostage takeover in 1979…
Breaking news…Democrat President Barrack Hussein Obama has not time to meet with Israeli PM at UN…(not sure of his golf outings, fund raisers or parties.)
Dan, Glad to see Paul Ryan has the sense to come to Roanoke and ask $10k for a dinner with him.
Your ideal would be go to Golden Corral or Country Cookin my fave local company! There is tremendous wealth in Roanoke/Lynchburg but you would
never know it.
gdad, Im not at the library, but most of the people Sandy is talking about are looking for jobs or filing/refiling for unemployment.
NOT spending free time taking a poll on CNN.COM
I think Greshman would be that one guy at a party that stands in the corner by himself because everyone avoids him. He probably also thinks that Roosevelt knew about Pearl Harbor.
Yay! Bill White gets Sentenced Wednesday!!!
You know what…This here is what OBAMA’S legacy will be. Especially if he wins a second term then Israel and Iran put a huge crater in the Middle East.
This is a lie. Very few companies went bankrupt after Bain got involved, less than the general average, I believe. Many were headed there until Bain saved them. Romney was handsomely rewarded for helping companies out.
0bama, on the other hand, squandered millions of taxpayer dollars on failed Solyndra. He was not only incompetent, but incompetent with someone else’s money.
Let me offer a prediction. After Romney wins in November., Dan will whine there was voter fraud, after he’s spend months saying voter ID is unnecessary because there is no voter fraud.
Good for Obama. He doesn’t work for Netanyahu. Let Bibi come back at a time more convenient for the President of the United States.
Shoot, we thought the Milwaukee teachers were getting king’s ransom. The Chicago teachers just turned down an offer of $88,000 a year, probably closer to $110,000 including bennies. But the teachers are hung up on performance reviews. You can see why. They can’t even graduate half their students. That’s getting down there in RCPS territory.
Remember these are the teachers who spend weeks and weeks on Black History Month and precious little time on real education. The teachers are professional union activists. No telling how many of them were flown to Charlotte for the convention.
This was almost certainly timed to give Idiot Boy a PR opportunity to go in and solve the “problem”. But now that Rush Limbaugh has outed that plan, it’s received a ton of attention, and they may have to abandon it. So now this stunt might backfire. The greediest and most blatantly abusive union is on display for the entire nation to see at election time.
“let” you? How can we stop you, please do tell?
Pistol Pete, do you think God will notice that right wingers decry a child having breakfast at school but are always willing to jump when “Israel” calls a tune?
The only Voter Fraud is the ID Laws created under the guise of preventing Fraud, when all of the “bad votes” placed added up together and placed in the same voting precinct wouldn’t have swung a presidential election either way, ever.
The fraud perpetrated is that it’s a disenfranchisement technique used because the Republicans can’t field a candidate that resonates with the American Public at large.
Remember those words Kristen, then you’ll be praying…oh wait… You’ll be HOPING someone will let you stay in their fallout shelter.
If war breaks out between Israel and Iran.. will they be the only ones to get involved?
Yes Kristen. Way to go Barry. Which cheer is next, a pyramid, or maybe a sis-boom-bah? In the mean time, Iran continues to move closer to being a nuclear power.
That’s sure to do wonders for the stability not only the region, but the world. So tell me, how are those economic sanctions doing at stopping Dr. Strangelove’s march into the atomic age? Seems to be about as effective as that whole hope and change thing.
Guess it’s a good thing it is the Middle East though. Plenty of sand for the democrats to stick their heads in.
Can’t wait to hear the liberal explanation of why this is okay or how it is the fault of Christians.
I’ve spent considerable time this summer studying a number of the issues confronting the U.S.A. right now. It’s probably presumptious for me to believe that I might have possible solutions, but that’s not going to stop me from suggesting a few in this post. This one deals with Social Security.
Much of what is in the Social Security Trust Fund is in the form of IOUs from Congress. So the first step, in my view, is to stop borrowing from the Trust Fund. The second step is to budget, over the next 30 years, to pay back what has been borrowed.
Next we have to look at the withholding taxes most of us pay into the system along with our employers. One option regarding the taxes is to remove the cap on wages subject to withholding taxes. This option alone would eliminate 70+ percent of the shortfall. A different option in this area would be to increase the payroll tax 0.1% per year for 20 years until it reaches 14.4% in 20 years. This option would eliminate 50%+ of the shortfall.
We could also change the full benefit retirement age. If you raise the full retirement age to 68 by 2033 you would eliminate 15% of the shortfall. If you raise the full retirement age to 69 in 2039 and 70 in 2073 you would eliminate 35%+ of the shortfall.
Let’s consider the Cost of Living Adjustments. Currently benefit increases are tied to the CPI. If you changed that to an index called the Chained CPI you would reduce the annual adjustments by approximately 0.3% per year. Doing so would reduce the shortfall by 19%.
Benefits are the final area where meaningful adjustments can be made. Currently, benefits are calculated on lifetime wages. An option suggested here would be to change the calculation for initial benefits, but only for folks with lifetime wages above the national average, which is about $42,000. Workers whose lifetime wages average above that would still earn a larger benefit, but not as big as under the current formula. Making this adjustment would eliminate about 34% of the shortfall.
All the suggestions put together add up to more than 100%. That means that a combination of adjustments could solve the funding problem completely. Nonetheless, it has to start by stopping the borrowing from the Trust Fund to pay for other government operations.
Those are just a few ideas for consideration. They are not original to me, but I would support moving in this direction. What do you think fellow bloggers??
Hey market timer dano, sorry for the delay, but as you can appreciate, there’s a whole lot of stuff about what the clintons’ lurch, gore, … sheesh just about anybody who was anybody back then thought saddam had weapons of mass destruction. By the way, ol’dano, what was it the saddam used on the Kurds? pee-shooters?
The link below will take you to Snopes, which by the way ranks pretty well among libs as a “source” when they need “sources”. so, I figure it’ll be a nice start to this journey you and I migh appear to be embarking on. Hold on for the ride, dano, …tight.
By the way, I plan to talk about tax reform and budget cuts over the next few days. I know you can’t wait.
Romney enjoying a substantial lead among married women. So the women who matter know the anti-woman narrative is crap
#103 “But now that Rush Limbaugh has outed that plan, it’s received a ton of attention, and they may have to abandon it.”
TRANSLATION: suzie realizes the original “prediction” is almost certainly wrong so now she wiggling for a way to look “right” no matter what happens. Sadly obvious and obviously BS.
“Remember those words Kristen, then you’ll be praying…oh wait… You’ll be HOPING someone will let you stay in their fallout shelter.
If war breaks out between Israel and Iran.. will they be the only ones to get involved?”
If/when Israel attacks Iran in October, per the meme Matt Drudge has been pushing, this is what will happen in terms of the campaign:
1) Romney/Ryan, the House leadership and the Senate minority leadership will come out all for Israel, now that “what’s done is done.” At the same time, they will blame Obama for not preventing the attack. It will be all his fault. Romney will come out and say if he was president he could have prevented it.
#101 Of course we all know that the Rethugs didn’t do a damn thing about absentee balloting, which is the method with the most fraud problems. And a method that favors Rethugs.
More on Iran and nukes in Wednesday morning’s opener, “Mark Around the World.”
Sorry Chuck, I don’t see the point in staging hysterics every time Israel gets its truss in a wad.
I know, Kristen, but somebody’s still got to call his butt out on it.
Stopping borrowing from the SS trust fund is what Al Gore promised. It was conceivable when he promised it, too, because there were no deficits and we were forecasting a surplus that (except for the Bush tax cuts) could have helped pay down the national debt.
Given the Bush tax cuts and two wars (one of which was entirely unjustified and the other of which was entirely unwise) and the Wall Street crash, we can’t simply cut off the borrowing tomorrow. It’s have to be done gradually.
But there will be mighty resistance from many conservatives about this. There are a few reason why:
1) Some of them are still pining to privatize social security and get that money onto Wall Street, where it will fuel a bull market like this country has never seen. It will act in an inflationary manner (which would not be good for Wall Street), with too many dollars chasing a finite number of stocks. Even though it would be bad long-term, it would be very lucrative short term for the big boys, and that’s the way they thing.
2) Many conservatives still, even 77 years after its enactment, HATE Social Security. They consider it a stain on our nation’s history and a philosophical abomination. They have sworn to either repeal it or end it by bring it crashing down.
3) Here’s the biggest motivation, though: Since 1961, income tax rates have been falling, especially for wealthy earners. Payroll taxes (which are paid ONLY on lower and middle incomes) have risen substantially during that same period, creating a huge surplus in the SS Trust Fund. The government borrowed that surplus to finance government operations that they couldn’t any longer cover completely with income tax revenue. And the rich LOVED this, because it meant they had to pay less and less for government, and the middle and lower earners in effect were paying more and more.
If we were to cut off that flow now, while we’re dependent on it, it would require tax increases from the rich in the form of income taxes. And they won’t stand for that. They’ll spend every last dollar they have to avoid it.
You’re exactly right though: the income cap should be lifted. But I doubt that will happen because then the rich would lose much of the benefit they’ve been gaining from the cap since the 60s.
Frank, produce the Clinton quotes – in context – here, or don’t. If you’re having trouble, I understand.
Here’s a little election fun!
And the rich LOVED this, because it meant they had to pay less and less for government, and the middle and lower earners in effect were paying more and more.
The top 5% pay more than the bottom 95% of federal taxes. We want government spending to drop, not taxes for other groups to go up.
Notice libs always start with the premise that massive spending is a given.
Ten reasons the GOP is the party of women:
1. The GOP promotes traditional marriage which keeps families together and is better for children. Democrat legislation encourages the breakup of traditional families.
2 The GOP protects the offspring of little children, so they can be born. Democrats want to kill children in the womb.
3 The GOP creates jobs, which benefits women and families. Democrats drain net jobs
4. The GOP opposes sex outside of marriage, which harms women. Democrats encourage sleeping around and showcase sluts like Sandra Fluke.
5 The GOP opposes unnecessary welfare and food stamps, which helps women become more responsible parents. Democrats want to raise women’s kids for them.. e.g. Chicago schools’ free breakfast, lunch, and afterschool care, even if there is no school.
6. The GOP supports our soldiers and police, who protect women. Democrats starve the troops and assume police act ‘stupidly’.
7. The GOP supports defending our nation against terrorist attack which protects women. Democrats want to leave us vulnerable to attack by not defending our nation.
8 The GOP opposes Islamo-fascist regimes which dehumanize women, while Democrats support such regimes.
9. Republicans want to cut the national debt for posterity. Democrats want to saddle women’s children and grandchildren with backbreaking debt.
10. Married women, the ones who do the heavy lifting in society support the GOP by a significant margin.
“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” — From a letter signed by Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, & John Kerry among others on October 9, 1998
“This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” — From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others
“Saddam’s goal … is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.” — Madeline Albright, 1998
@111 Ron May, lots of ground you’ve covered there. I’ve got ideas and opinions on what you said but not time for a full conversation.
One of the take away points from your discussion though seems to be keeping SS is a good idea and there are many ways to insure it’s continued success. Both of which I agree on.
We shouldn’t be afraid of lifting the cap or increasing taxes on the wealthy or corporations or instituting new taxes on the number of trades done on Wall St., for example.
The upshot is, we need to decide as a nation what is important to us and focus our time and resources there. We have plenty of money and plenty of resources, both material and personnel, to do whatever we set our minds to.
So what’s 0bama going to do now that the regime he supported in Libya killed our ambassador? Will he sit on his hands and do nothing as he normally would? Or will he try to play tough guy at election time? That’s the problem with these liberal wimps. There’s no principle involved.
Bush would have kicked their ass. We knew it. They knew it. Everybody knew it. There was greatcomfort in having a real leader at the helm who would have our backs.
@110 Chuck says, “Can’t wait to hear the liberal explanation of why this is okay or how it is the fault of Christians.” Well, you asked for it, you got it!
You’ll note Hillary Clinton says it’s NOT OK and the reason it got started was because of a Christian pastor.
… The mobs were set off by Egyptian media reports about a 14-minute trailer for the video, called “Innocence of Muslims,” that was released on the Web. The trailer opens with scenes of Egyptian security forces standing idle as Muslims pillage and burn the homes of Egyptian Christians. Then it cuts to cartoonish scenes depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a child of uncertain parentage, a buffoon, a womanizer, a homosexual, a child molester and a greedy, bloodthirsty thug.
The trailer was uploaded to YouTube by Sam Bacile, whom The Wall Street Journal Web site identified as a 52-year old Israeli-American real estate developer in California. He told the Web site he had raised $5 million from 100 Jewish donors to make the film. “Islam is a cancer,” Mr. Bacile was quoted as saying.
The video gained international attention when a Florida pastor began promoting it along with his own proclamation of Sept. 11 as “International Judge Muhammad Day.”
In a statement on Tuesday, the pastor, Terry Jones of Gainesville, Fla…..
In a statement (full text) issued yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in part:
I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today…. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
#128 Bush would have rushed into an unnecessary war, killing hundreds of thousands, to make up for his lack of manliness.
There, fixed it for you, suzie.
Now, remind us of what retaliation Reagan initiated after the embassy attacks in the 1980s? Oh, that’s right, none.
hey market timer dano, how ya doin? You had requested, yesterday, the following: “Why don’t you tell us precisely, and with context, what bill clinton said about weapons of mass destruction”. That was in response to my comment that the clintons, and lurch, had believed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
Last evening, I posted a link to Snopes, which resulted from a search for “bill clinton, iraq, weapons of mass destruction”. The results were astounding, but I chose to only post the link to Snopes…just read 10% of it, dano,…but then I bet you know how it turns out…
Do you believe that the Clintons, and lurch, never said that iraq DIDN’T have weapons of mass destruction”? And, thanks to Henry’s above post,
I guess we should add Madeline Albright to the list of libs who new it then, and said so.
I think you should write a 30 column incher which explains what those folks REALLY meant to say when they said the myriad things Snopes said they said….as well as a number of main streamm media outlets… regarding Saddam and his weapons of mass destruction.
Suzie, you may find this site helpful.
Good luck with your condition.
#131 “…hey market timer dano…”
Look, frank, we get it already that you’re jealous that Dan played the market right and cleaned up while you haven’t even started saving for retirement yet, but gee whiz.
hey gdad, yeah, i’m somehow “jealous” of dano’s… ability to google the market’s highs and lows…and then profess that not “he”, but his advisor, managed to hit those highs and lows exactly? yeah, right.
by the way, when I challenged ol’ dano’s initial statement on that, did you notice how quickly he came back and added that those returns also “included additional contributions…”. in other words, ol’ dano’s advisor wasn’t as smart as ol’ dano alleged he/she was, and ol’ dano figured he’d better “walk that back…”. HaHa!
“1. The GOP promotes traditional marriage which keeps families together and is better for children.”
They also promote traditional infidelity and divorce. (Newt, Limpballs, etc.)
“offspring of little children”
What does that even mean? Little children generally do not have offspring. They are offspring.
“10. Married women, the ones who do the heavy lifting in society support the GOP by a significant margin.”
No, dearie. The ones who do the heavy lifting in society are the ones who are able to provide their husbands with children and raise those children by themselves when those GOP husbands inevitably leave their wives for a younger trophy wife.
Dave Gresham, it has has been pointed out repeatedly that most everything about 9/11 is explainable with greater plausibility than a conspiracy to mass murder our fellow Americans and a subsequent successful coverup. That there are still some unknown answers isn’t proof of anything. But throughout history human nature has looked for fanatastic explanations for the things that prove that truth can be extremely difficult to place in one’s existing frame of reference.
However, if you must have a more likely scenario of a Pres. Bush angling to invade Iraq, you’d do well to consider the inactions of Bush sr. in mid-1990, although my understanding of that is that he was as surprised by the Kuwait invasion as his often inept son was by 9/11 eleven years later.
#134 Sorry, Frankie, Dan’s explained all this before you started polluting the blog. Those of us with a lick of sense knew he was including contributions since then and we also know, because he’s told us, that he did what he did partly based on advice from others (maybe even from Mark, I’m not sure). As with most things, he didn’t build it all by himself.
I respect you Warren, but World Trade Center 7, the THIRD skyscraper of that day to fall (about 7 hours later) was imploeded. This is not even debatable, despite the b.s. false report about fire being the cause by NIST. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEvA8BCoBw
Then there’s the 3,000 plus sealed files that no one will be allowed to review for perhaps century… assuming they don’t destroy some of the evidence during that waiting period.
We had a hand in it somehow… to what degree we may never know.
“protects the offspring of little children”
Offspringing big children is way too difficult.
Dave Gresham & Warren,
Saddam tried to kill G.H.W. Bush after he was president during a visit to Kuwait. In addition to the influence of the neo-cons during his presidency, GW Bush wanted Saddam for trying to kill his dad. I’ll give him credit for that. If someone had tried to kill my dad or grandad I would likely to go after them as well.
hey gdaddie, wow, i’m sorry. i should have known that dano shared his breath-taking abilities with picking fiancial advisers who perfectly time the market’s ups and downs. only after dano initially blurted out that his investment portfolio has “tripled” since the market low did he disclose that he used the help of an adviser. i think using a fiancial adviser is very smart, by the way. only later did that slick ol’ dano disclose that his “tripled portfolio value also included additional capital investment…” think about that one for just a short minute… it appears as though ol’ dano initially tried to deceive people who read what he has to say…
Now, based on what you said above, ol’ dano apparantly disclosed the details of his financial prowess at some point in the past to “all of you…” therefore, for some reason ol’ dano wanted ME to believe his portfolio performance is better and larger than it really is, so say you. i pity people who feel compelled to do things like that, for whatever reason.
#142 Frankie, your jealousy of Dan really is unbecoming.
Do you know the controversial PNAC document from Sept. 2000 ? On page 63 they say that such a catastrophy like another Pearl Harbour would be useful to speed up the process of implementing changes that America wants for the new century…
Of course PNAC doesn’t exist anymore (job well done).
And we just had the 9th anniversary of the New Pearl Harbour.
Tha document title is:
Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century
A Report of the Project for the New American Century
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Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
He welcomes your rants, raves and considered opinions, so long as the language is civil (i.e. no four-letter words). He'll read all your posts and may or may not respond.