by Darryl, 05/18/2012, 11:52 PM

Thom: Can Romney win by lying?

Obama on protecting a woman’s right to choose.

Newsy: Catholic church is investigating girl scouts.

Thom with The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly.

Mitt Romney: Hot problems:

Thom: The right’s obsession with female body parts (i.e. the Republican War on Women™).

Jen: Shadowy organizations work to suppress the vote.

Daily Show on Space.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) team up to do comedy.

Stephanie Cutter: Get the facts on Karl Rove’s BS.

Hey, good luck getting laid, Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman.

Liberal Viewer: FAUX News fucks up on “liberal intolerance”.

Romney economics and the Bankruptcy and bailouts at GST Steel.

ONN: Republicans stalling Obama’s agenda by speaking & moving in slow motion.

Daily Show: Energy.

The Bane of Romney’s existence.

The Partisans: ZOMBIE AYN RAND:

Jen with Reich: The odd case of Romney praising Clinton.

Obama: One item on the #CongressToDoList.

Mitt Romney: “I stand by what I said, whatever it was.”

Gay Politics:

Obama’s accomplishments on Higher education.

Newsy: Minority births outnumber white births for first time in history.

The GOP primary candidate performances embodied as butt plugs:

Thom with more Good, Bad, and Very, Very Ugly.

Ann Telnaes: Firing up Romney.

Sam Seder: Someone gives Teh Birfers a bone.

ONN: Alabama hosts first desegregated mass suicide.

Alyona’s Tool Time Award: Bill-O’s “Income inequality is bull”..

Ed and Pap: Obama campaign finally gets tough on Romney.

The Wright Stuff:

Maddow Show: Ugly echoes of 2008 encroach on Romney message.

Young Turks: ‘Professor Cenk’ breaks down Bain Capital’s buyout of GST.

The Daily Show on mobile devices.

Sam Seder: Mitt will “stand by” what he said.

Thom: Why Common Cause is suing the U.S. Senate.

Jonathan Mann: Mitt Romney’s Mirthless Laugh:

Actual Audio: Mitt Romney on his high school prank.

Sam Seder: DOJ says it is your Constitutional right to video tape the police.

Pap: Republicans are the losers in the War on Terror.

Thom: Even more Good, Bad, and Very, Very Ugly.

White House: West Wing Week.

Maddow Show: Improving economy undermining Romney’s message.

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.

129 Responses to “Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!”

1. YLB spews:

#IstandbywhatIsaidwhateveritwas Mitt Romney: “I’m not a partisan republican… My views are progressive” #topprog #tcot

#Romney: “I like mandates.” … #IStandByWhatISaidWhateverItWas.

#Romney: “I believe that #abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” … #IStandByWhatISaidWhateverItWas.

2. Puddybud spews:

Thom: Can Romney win by lying?

Seems Obummer did!

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) team up to do comedy.

They are much better than Gonzalo Cordova, libtardo Comedy Central crybaby!

Maddow Show: Improving economy undermining Romney’s message.

Oh really Rachel? Are you still living in March 2012

Confidence Sinks as U.S. Job Market Progress Stalls:

Consumer confidence fell last week to the lowest level in almost four months and more people than forecast filed claims for unemployment benefits, showing a lack of progress in the job market is rattling Americans.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index dropped in the week ended May 13 to minus 43.6, a level associated with recessions or their aftermaths, from minus 40.4 in the previous period. Jobless applications were unchanged at 370,000 in the week ended May 12, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington.

And I used Bloomberg on purpose due to some limp-wristed libtard commentary this past week on Bloomberg! Search for it crazed data-debazed moron!

This was missed by the Friday Night Funnies Purveyor

AP (Administration’s Press) headline a week ago: “US applications for unemployment aid dipped to 367,000.” Reuters: “Jobless claims fall, trade gap widens.”

This week’s AP (Administration’s Press) headline:

“US unemployment aid applications stay at 370,000.”

Nope you dopes, the Administration’s Press is lying. First the Sadministration’s Labor Bureau upped the numbers (revised on Bloomberg chart) by 3K. Then forget your previous headline. Something the Administration’s Press did a lot in April. Announce a low number then revise it upward when no one is looking, like Rachel Maddow. I guess she forgot the millions who dropped out of the workforce and the 521,000 women who no longer have a job. Puddy provided the actual spreadsheet last week for women who lost their job. What a dunce Rachel is. Maybe she should lose her job for her stupidity!

Wow nothing much on Wisconsin recall! I guess this headline didn’t pass muster with the Friday Night Funnies Purveyor. I guess this poll must upset some of his family members back in Wisconsin.

If this holds up will Wisconsin be a presidential toss-up? And the chart will change!

3. Michael spews:

Just when you thought the internet couldn’t get any awesomer: Dinosaurs and Boobs!
http://dinosaurs-and-boobs.tumblr.com/

4. YLB spews:

Brigham Young announced in 1852 in a speech to the Utah Territorial Legislature that: “Any man having one drop of the seed of [Cain] . . . in him cannot hold the Priesthood and . . . I will say it now in the name of Jesus Christ I know it is true and others know it.” This official treatment of the black as inferior to the white was church doctrine throughout the time Mitt was propagating its faith and until 1978. During that time not only could male persons of black African ancestry not hold the priesthood but they could not participate in some temple ordinances nor in celestial marriage.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/19-0

When you look at yourself in the mirror every morning and you ask do I want to be associated with Dr Wright’s words.

5. YLB spews:

Stu White told ABC News that Romney’s older brother asked him and several other classmates to counter the story. White said he was uncertain whether he would offer his support..

Another former classmate of Romney, who wished to remain anonymous, told ABC News that Romney’s behavior in high school reminded him of “Lord of the Flies.”

“It makes these fellows [who have owned up to it] very remorseful,” the unnamed classmate said. “For [Romney] not to remember it? It doesn’t ring true. How could the fellow with the scissors forget it?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/10/romneys-friend-campaign-asked-me-to-counter-prank-story/#.T61E_-J_Ng4.twitter

6. Blue John spews:

puddy, the democrats are generally for marriage equality, the republicans are strongly for denying equality.

Why should I support republicans?

7. Blue John spews:

the democrats are generally against offshoring of jobs, the republicans are strongly for it.

Why should I support republicans?

8. Blue John spews:

Where are the republican jobs bills?

9. Blue John spews:

Why won’t the House Republicans follow the rule they agreed to?
House Republicans ignored the requests of the generals and a White House veto threat today, passing their bloated defense spending authorization bill, 299-120.
The bill breaks the spending agreement made last year as part of the Budget Control Act, and spends much more than the Pentagon has asked for on programs it opposes.

why do you support republicans that break their agreements?

10. Steve spews:

“Where are the republican jobs bills?”

I reckon those hoping for jobs bills will just have to wait until women are sufficiently oppressed and minority voting rights are sufficiently suppressed. This stuff takes time, don’t you know?

11. Roger Rabbit spews:

Texas’ criminal justice system is shameful, it’s that basic.

On the heels of reports that Texas executed an innocent man in 1989 by mistaking his identity with the real killer because the two men had similar names, we now learn that a Texas judge was blocked from posthumously exonerating Todd Cameron Willingham, who was executed on shoddy forensic evidence and sloppy investigative work for allegedly starting a house fire that killed his children. National arson experts who reviewed the case have said the fire was an accident.

Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry’s actions in the Willingham case were especially shameful. He could have stopped the execution, but hours before Willingham was put to death, he refused to read a report calling into question the state arson investigator’s conclusions and the evidence on which he relied to convince the jury to convict Willingham, and let the execution go forward. Then, after Willingham was dead, he blocked a Texas Forensic Commission investigation into the case. Perry would rather smear the reputation of an innocent man — who can’t speak for himself because Perry’s state killed him — than admit he and the Texas criminal justice system made a mistake.

These Texas follies don’t change my view that a few killers should be executed in cases where guilt is not in question and the crimes are so heinous that death is the only adequate punishment. But it’s starting to look like we need some sort of federal mechanism, probably administered by the Department of Justice, to allow federal intervention and permit federal authorities to block states from enforcing state death penalties where a state is so incompetent in running its criminal justice system that it can’t be trusted to not execute innocent people. Texas is glaringly such a state. The Texas Death Row should be put in a federal receivership right now, and every single Texas death case should be reviewed by independent authorities, before Texas is allowed to carry out any more executions. That state has demonstrated more than once that it just can’t be trusted to administer its death penalty statute in a responsible manner.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/cameron-todd-willingham-exoneration_n_1524868.html?ncid=webmail1

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 What kind of assholes would cut food stamps to spend more on war? Republicans, that’s who. No one with a conscience can vote for Republicans anymore. They’ve left the human race — which is saying something, because you humans weren’t all that great to start with.

13. Bob spews:

@ 9 Looks like an awful lot of Dems voted for it, too. It was a bipartisan agreement so aren’t the Dems complicit?

@8 @10

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/08/the-“forgotten-15”-gop-jobs-bills/

Plenty of jobs bills have been passed by the House. Up to Harry Reid to act on them, which he will not do.

I am sure this is not news to you. It might be news to Steve and Rujax, I suppose.

14. Steve spews:

Um, bills gutting the Clean Air Act, coal ash regulations, busting unions, intimidating workers and other such wingnut bullshit are not “Jobs Bills”, Bob.

15. No Time for Fascists spews:

@13 I wonder why they didn’t pass. Lets see

The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act—reduces overlapping and unnecessary regulations on pesticides, thereby reducing costs to both farmers and small business owners. It was described as a government obstacle to job creation. The House passed it 292-130 on March 31, 2011.

That’s not a jobs bill, that’s just an excuse to pollute more.

Thanks to disingenuous catchphrases and a cleverly selected bill name, the pesticide manufacturers were able to convince many in the House of Representatives to vote for H.R. 872, and now the Senate is all that stands between this bill and the President’s desk. Unfortunately, the true effect of the so-called “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011,” which should more appropriately be called the “Reducing Environmental Protections Act of 2011,” can’t be wrapped into quick sound bites. These special interests used the complexity of this issue to turn Congressmen who typically work to protect the public health into conspirators in exposing our waterways and our bodies to more pesticides.

16. No Time for Fascists spews:

The Energy Tax Prevention Act— prohibits the federal government from regulating greenhouse gas emissions, preventing a needless increase in energy prices for American households and businesses and fewer jobs. The House passed it 255-172 on April 7, 2011.

That is not a jobs bill, that is just a bunch of science deniers.

17. No Time for Fascists spews:

A Resolution of Disapproval Regarding FCC’s Regulation (H.J. Resolution 37) prevents the federal government from regulating the Internet and broadband providers. The House passed it 240-179 on April 8, 2011.

This is not a jobs bill, this is getting rid of Net Neutrality.

The “resolution of disapproval” is a measure in Congress that would strip the FCC of the authority to enforce Net Neutrality rules or any other safeguards for the open Internet.

18. Roger Rabbit spews:

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!

Barron’s, that ultra-leftwing commie-symp investing magazine run by a gang of Friedman-hugging free-market editors, has an interview this week with Ray Dalia that sheds light on U.S. economic policy.

Dalia, who runs the world’s biggest hedge fund, is a heavyweight in the investment world. He calls the U.S. deleveraging “beautiful.” To explain:

“There are three ways to deleverage.

“We hear a lot about austerity. In other words, pull in your belt, spend less, and reduce debt. But austerity … causes the contraction to feed on itself. Austerity … is deflationary and it is negative for growth.

” … [D]ebt restructurings also are deflationary and negative for growth. One man’s debts are another man’s assets, and when debts are written down … it has a negative effect on wealth. That causes credit to decline.

“Printing money typically happens when interest rates are close to zero, because you can’t lower interest rates any more. Central banks create money … and … put money in the system for a … debt monetization. Unlike the first two options, this is an inflationary action and stimulative to the economy.

“A beautiful deleveraging balances the three options. In other words, there is a certain amount of austerity, there is a certain amount of debt restructuring, and there is a certain amount of printing of money. When done in the right mix, it … doesn’t produce too much deflation or too much depression. There is slow growth, but it is positive slow growth. At the same time, ratios of debt-to-incomes go down. That’s a beautiful deleveraging. …

“The key is to keep nominal interest rates below the nominal growth rate in the economy, without printing so much money that they cause an inflationary spiral. The way to do that is to be printing money at the same time there is austerity and debt restructurings going on.”

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424053111904370004577390023566415282.html?mod=BOL_hpp_highlight_top#articleTabs_article%3D1

Roger Rabbit Commentary: The U.S. is doing this nearly perfectly, Dalia says, which is why we’re growing while Europe unravels and China’s growth is slowing. Although the U.S. economy isn’t booming and domestic unemployment is still uncomfortably high, there’s no easy way to deleverage an economy and it’s being done as well as it can be.

Which brings us to the question, what exactly does Mitt Romney bring to the table?

The adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” comes to mind. When something is working, replacing the guy who runs it with someone who may not know what he’s doing doesn’t seem very smart.

It’s not me saying our economic policies are on the right track; I’m merely quoting (and cutting-and-pasting) one of the world’s biggest, most successful, and most respected capitalists. But then, if you’re a regular HA reader, you already know I’m a flaming capitalist.

I just don’t see what voting Romney into the White House gets us. A different economic policy? A new set of economic policymakers? Sure, that’s what he’s promising, but is it a good idea? He essentially can’t make things better, and could make things worse, so what’s to gain by voting for him? Nothing that I can see

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

19. Steve spews:

That’s some hate site you linked to, Bob. Jihad Watch (Muslim hate). Wall of Truth (Muslim hate).

Damn, Bob. Hate Muslims much?

20. No Time for Fascists spews:

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act—helps to reduce energy prices and promote job creation by expediting offshore oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Virginia Coast. The House passed this by 266-149 on May 5, 2011.

Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act—promotes job creation and reduces energy prices by reinstating oil drilling permits in the Gulf Coast. The House passed it 263-163 May 11, 2011.

Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act—promotes lower energy costs and job creation by allowing drilling in at least 50 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf believed to have the most oil and gas. The House passed it 243-179 May 12, 2011.

The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act—promotes job growth and reduces energy costs by expediting the process of getting an offshore drilling permit. The House passed it 255-166 June 22, 2011.
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Wasn’t that in response to Obama stopping new leases while they figured out what was going on the gulf? It was opened back up, just not as fast as the repubs wanted.
Drill Baby Drill!

21. No Time for Fascists spews:

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act—prevents the federal government from interfering with a state’s water quality program once that state has already met existing federal standards, thereby eliminating red tape and tinkering by bureaucrats. The House passed this 239 to 184 on July 13, 2011.
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This is not a jobs bill, this is a gimmie to polluters.

When I first read the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act I almost laughed. It reads like a temper tantrum in writing whose authors just want to get back at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for trying to do its job protecting our water.

The Faces of Coal listed a press release on its Facebook page yesterday announcing the introduction to Congress of the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, a bill that would limit EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act to veto state permitting decisions.

Faces supports it because the transfer of permitting decisions to the state would likely result in less enforcement actions and permit revocations, limiting adverse impacts to the coal industry, a critical economic driver in Appalachia. Opponents say the bill will allow polluters to pollute more.

Word from the hydrofracking camp has yet to come, but the implications of the bill for this industry, whose wastewater discharges are regulated under the Clean Water Act, could be significant. The bill could be a boon for hydrofacking companies, as overburdened state regulators will less likely take on violators in this growing industry,

22. Roger Rabbit spews:

Alaska Militia Nuts Plot To Kill Gov’t Officials

They have some nutty motherfuckers in the 49th state.

“Schaeffer Cox carries himself with youthful swagger as he spreads a message to his many admirers of an out-of-control federal government bulldozing individual freedoms.

“Federal prosecutors portray him quite differently: as a dangerous Alaska militia leader who … amassed a huge cache of illegal weapons while plotting … to … kill judges, state troopers and other government officials.

“According to prosecutors, Cox … believed his group would eventually … take up arms against the government, and ‘be sufficiently armed and equipped to sustain a take-over of the ‘government’ or become a new government in the event of a ‘government collapse.’”

And what kind of guy would plot the murder of government officials and the violent overthrow of our democratically elected government?

“In March 2010, he was accused of choking his wife during an argument in a car and convicted of misdemeanor reckless endangerment. He told supporters that he blamed the incident on a bothersome mother-in-law, who never liked his conservative values.”

Yep, it figures. A wife-beater. And then there’s this:

“Cox also told a state trooper after the hearing the militia had troopers ‘outmanned, outgunned and we could probably have you all dead in one night,’ the News-Miner reported.”

A cop-killer wannabe.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/alaska-militia-members-accused-murder-plot-16380363

Rober Rabbit Commentary: Personally, I think these guys spend too much time alone in their cabins during the long winters up there. Solitary confinement does strange things to the human mind.

23. YLB spews:

I just don’t see what voting Romney into the White House gets us. A different economic policy? A new set of economic policymakers? Sure, that’s what he’s promising, but is it a good idea? He essentially can’t make things better, and could make things worse, so what’s to gain by voting for him? Nothing that I can see

A true bully in the bully pulpit who will punish the poor for falling through the cracks of the old Bushconomy. A Calvinist in magic underwear who will sign the Randroid Ryan plan..

And all the guys who are spending millions to put him into office are expecting that money back and much, much more.

24. No Time for Fascists spews:

The Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011—improves consumer protection and provides greater economic stability by allowing the Financial Oversight Stability Council to vote to set aside any harmful federal regulation. The House passed it 241-173 July 21, 2011.

This is not a jobs bill, it’s just a away to avoid regulations.

Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1315, and the normally humor-challenged Republicans showed unusual wit by naming it the “Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011.” That’s like naming the German U-boat flotilla the “Improved Safety and Soundness Fleet for Ocean Travel of 1941.” The bill actually weakens our economy’s safety and soundness, even as it helps banks prey on consumers. U-boats were designed to sink ships, and this bill was designed to torpedo consumer protection.

25. Roger Rabbit spews:

I’m glad to see Obama’s Justice Department going after these threatening militia types. I don’t want them loose on the streets. A Republican administration would be arming and encouraging them — until the militia nuts turn on them, too, and open fire.

26. Please Max, don't hurt 'em spews:

Jobs bills?

Boeing is scrambling trying to hire more people…hell, they are even grabbing kids fresh out of college..

Our company and all our major competitors are eagerly trying to hire people, but it seems there are few pickings with the skills we need.

Same goes with many other companies.

Bottoms line – if you have skills to bring to the table, you can always get a good job.

If you dont have any marketable skills, you are fucked, and its nobody’s fault but yours.

Lazy slackers always have trouble finding and holding jobs..and isnt it funny, they are same people bitching about the govt not doing enough to “find them jobs”..

27. Roger Rabbit spews:

I wouldn’t want to live under any government these screwballs would create after overthrowing ours. I’m not worried, though. One F-16 with a couple of napalm cannisters could end an armed insurrection by these yahoos. Or, I’d like to see them fight a battalion of Abrams tanks with their hunting rifles and shotguns. Now that would be quite a show!

28. No Time for Fascists spews:

The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act—Seeks to guarantee private companies the flexibility to develop their businesses in the states that offer the best opportunities for growth, job creation and stability. The House passed the bill 238-186 on Sept. 15, 2011.

This is not a jobs bill, this is a union busting bill. H.R. 2587 becoming law would effectively nullify regulations that expressly prohibit companies from closing factories or shifting work to retaliate against unions and their workers. Corporations would have virtually no check on their ability to weaken unions and intimidate workers asserting their rights.

29. No Time for Fascists spews:

So what you are calling jobs bills are pollution bills and union busting bills and inequality bills.
Not the same idea of what a Jobs Bill is apparently.

30. Roger Rabbit spews:

@26 What’s wrong with a company hiring young people with the general education our schools provide them and training them in the specific skills the company needs? Why are workers expected to provide their own training, their own health care, their own retirement, etc., so the company doesn’t have to do anything? In the old days, the only thing workers were asked to provide was their labor and loyalty, and they made a decent living in return. Now it seems the Cheap Labor Conservative philosophy has so completely taken over our economy that corporations have become too lazy to do anything except issue bonuses and stock options to their executives.

31. Roger Rabbit spews:

What Republicans can’t seem to figure out is that after they’ve encouraged companies to bust unions and reduce wages to third world levels, there’ll be nobody left who can afford to buy their products and services.

32. No Time for Fascists spews:

Lazy slackers always have trouble finding and holding jobs..
Right. Blame the victim.

33. Steve spews:

Unless he gets off on having his ass handed to him, I don’t see why Bob even bothers to post here.

34. No Time for Fascists spews:

I don’t think bob cares. He gets paid regardless how much we refute his claims.

35. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

Is ‘bob’ the same troll who showed up a few months ago with the ‘Aw, shucks, why can’t we all get along’ schtick, along with the ‘oh boy, you guys are mean, and really talk dirty’ bullshit?

He’s become quite the unapologetic peddler of standard right-wing talking points, hasn’t he?

Puddles being back, too – gawd it was nice when he had disappeared for those few months – an election really brings the mercenaries out of the woodwork, huh?

36. Puddybud spews:

A true bully in the bully pulpit who will punish the poor for falling through the cracks of the old Bushconomy.

Awww did pooooooor widdle crazed data-debazed HA moron ylb fall through de cracks? Awwww, no skillz left to pay de billz so now it’s left to Mrs ylb to struggle for the family?

Why aren’t you humpin for a job ya idiot? Still with the hand out!

37. Puddybud spews:

Lazy slackers always have trouble finding and holding jobs..
Right. Blame the victim.

You mean you can’t spot the slacker when they arrive for the interview?

Sheesh, are all you libtards that stupid?

Must be your honor!

38. Puddybud spews:

What’s wrong with a company hiring young people with the general education our schools provide them and training them in the specific skills the company needs?

Because shareholders like you Roger Dumb Wabbit demand instant gratification. You brag on this blog on how great and wonderful your “day trades” are. Well that’s instant gratification. Next, many jobs are highly technical so OTJ training requires multiple people hand holding them. Sure some lower positions are trainable, but the high skill set positions need someone who can immediately come to the table and produce. And it’s you libtards who scream and shout about high prices and how corporations are gouging their customers.

Who pays corporation taxes Roger Dumb Wabbit? The consumer does. Except if you are Apple or GE, lovers of the DUMMOCRAPT! Then you do special money moves to lower your taxes, or you could be like George Soros who has no American assets but uses his largess to sabotage the American system.

And you libtards look up to Roger Dumb Wabbit!

39. Puddybud spews:

Puddles being back, too – gawd it was nice when he had disappeared for those few months – an election really brings the mercenaries out of the woodwork, huh?

Yeah pot meet kettle. Mirror meet the sorry ass of Lib the moron!

40. Politically Incorrect - who has been banned over at soundpolitics.com spews:

@35,

Ya know, Lib Sci, you really come across as one arrogant motherfucker. Are you really that fucking arrogant and elitist in your Ivory tower academic world?

41. YLB spews:

I get it. Our resident idiots-in-chief like the moron @ 36 and the asshat troll HATE people who’ve suffered because of right wing policies.

Notice too that our dope-in-chief @ 36 says he prefers Rmoney because of two wars not paid for, tax cuts for the rich not paid for and a new benefit for seniors not paid for among other right wing policies not paid for..

But you’d expect that of an insane fool.

42. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

I think that we all think that rational discourse, and properly sourced facts, facts that are objectively verifiable, are proper tools for political debate.

I’m coming to think that we are wrong.

Politics is determined partly by habit – how you were raised – but in large measure by your personality – fearful, resentful, greed-driven, authority loving people gravitate to authoritarian, nasty resentful parties like the Republicans.

Rational, empathetic, exploratory, intellectual people are Democrats.

All of our rational facts, all of our arguments about justice and fairness and a non-feudal system, about human potential and advancing technology and infrastructure, about education and open borders and a big boat where we’re all in this adventure together – these are wasted on the committedly fear-oriented, on the I-got-mine motivated, on the greedy beneficiaries of what others have wrought.

43. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

Apropos Roger’s suggestion that we give the right-wing their own country, here’s my suggestion.

44. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

Ya know, Lib Sci, you really come across as one arrogant motherfucker. Are you really that fucking arrogant and elitist in your Ivory tower academic world?

Gawd you’re whiny.
Isn’t that a sin, or something?

45. YLB spews:

Trayvon Martin’s killer will avoid justice because, paraphrasing the idiot @ 36, the outcome of right wing Florida politics.

“You’re threatening me! POW! POW!”

Watch for protesters to be killed in Tampa later this year by pistol packing right wingers. Wave a sign, get shot.

46. Roger Rabbit spews:

@35 It’s about time liberals got mean and talked dirty to these rightwing sewer rats. Brickbats is the only thing they understand.

47. Roger Rabbit spews:

@37 I can see why your company never hires anyone. If they show up for a job interview, it’s because they’re unemployed, and if they’re unemployed, they’re lazy slackers — right? Sheesh, puddy, where do you buy your stupid pills? I want to know, so I don’t inadvertently shop there.

48. Roger Rabbit spews:

@38 “Because shareholders like you … demand instant gratification.”

I didn’t create this system, or even wish for it, I just exploit the system that’s there.

“Who pays corporation taxes Roger Dumb Wabbit? The consumer does.”

Right question, wrong answer. Corporations, generally speaking, don’t pay taxes. Although the nominal corporate tax rate is 35%, absolutely no one pays it, and many corporations pay zip, nada, nothing (see, e.g., General Electric and Boeing). Why else would John Boehner plump for cutting the corporate tax rate to 25% and shill for deficit reduction at the same time? The government doesn’t lose any money from lowering taxes nobody pays anyway. Finally, how can taxes corporations don’t pay get passed through to consumers?

49. Roger Rabbit spews:

@43 I’m for it. It’s a modest price to pay for what we’d get in return.

50. Roger Rabbit spews:

@38 “And you libtards look up to Roger Dumb Wabbit!”

I don’t recall anyone here ever saying they look up to me. With me, they know exactly what they’re getting … a hypocrite who bleeds the capitalist system for his own personal gain so he can live like a Republican … but still votes his flop-eared liberal conscience. At least
I have one.

Is something wrong with hypocrisy? You guys do it every day, so why can’t I be a hypocrite, too? You got something against capitalism? What are you, a fucking commie? You want to live like a Republican; why can’t I, too? Isn’t that the American Way? What is FREE MONEY for, if not that? Oh, I get it, you want me to work so you don’t have to. Sorry, I don’t play that game anymore. I’m milking your side of the cow now.

51. Please Max, don't hurt 'em spews:

30. Roger Rabbit spews:
@26 What’s wrong with a company hiring young people with the general education our schools provide them and training them in the specific skills the company needs? Why are workers expected to provide their own training, their own health care, their own retirement, etc., so the company doesn’t have to do anything? In the old days, the only thing workers were asked to provide was their labor and loyalty, and they made a decent living in return. Now it seems the Cheap Labor Conservative philosophy has so completely taken over our economy that corporations have become too lazy to do anything except issue bonuses and stock options to their executives.

05/19/2012 AT 12:16 PM

STFU you moron – you dont have a clue. just sit back in your chair and fade away..

52. Please Max, don't hurt 'em spews:

32. No Time for Fascists spews:
Lazy slackers always have trouble finding and holding jobs..
Right. Blame the victim.

05/19/2012 AT 12:24 PM

No, its called controlling your own life.

We are all responsible for our own lot in life.

stop being a pussy and blaming others for where you are at. time to man the fuck up.

53. Please Max, don't hurt 'em spews:

40. Politically Incorrect – who has been banned over at soundpolitics.com spews:
@35,

Ya know, Lib Sci, you really come across as one arrogant motherfucker. Are you really that fucking arrogant and elitist in your Ivory tower academic world?

05/19/2012 AT 1:17 PM

the Liberal Lab-Tech beaker cleaner likes to think he is above everyone else.

probably a result of getting is ass kicked over the years…just a “theory”….

54. Bob spews:

@ 30

Maybe the company should provide the workers with vehicles, 60″ flat-panel TVs, college funds, and a prostitute for those long, lonely nights, too.

You couldn’t have been serious. The ‘old days’? Back when people only lived until 60 and you guys were solidly behind Bull Connor?

Or the days before the US had global competition?

Asking workers to keep up, watch an online lecture here and there, learn new skills as new technologies are developed. in exchange for……… a paycheck.

What a concept.

55. Steve spews:

@35. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

“Is ‘bob’ the same troll who showed up a few months ago with the ‘Aw, shucks, why can’t we all get along’ schtick, along with the ‘oh boy, you guys are mean, and really talk dirty’ bullshit?”

You must mean Dave, the wingnut who called himself the “independent moderate”.

\http://theindependentmoderate.blogspot.com/

It appears that Dave created his blog solely for his HA troll persona and then immediately abandoned it upon being run off the site.

As for Bob being Dave with another name, Dave was really fucking stupid but Bob has no fucking mind at all, so I kind of doubt it.

56. Steve spews:

“Maybe the company should provide the workers with vehicles, 60″ flat-panel TVs, college funds, and a prostitute for those long, lonely nights, too.”

Good fucking grief, Bob, WTF does that have to do with employee training? Apparently you haven’t any real-world business experience.

57. Steve spews:

@40 PI says of Lib Sci, “Are you really that fucking arrogant and elitist in your Ivory tower academic world?”

Is that what the Harborview ER is called these days, the “Ivory Tower”?

58. Roger Rabbit spews:

‘I’ll Have Another’ Gets Shot At Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winner “I’ll Have Another” won the Preakness a few minutes ago, setting up a race at Belmont to possibly become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

59. Steve spews:

“Never stop learning

We’ll reimburse you for classes or degree programs that help you with what you do.”

Of course, WTF do they know about running a business?

http://www.google.com/about/jobs/lifeatgoogle/benefits/

60. No Time for Fascists spews:

You mean you can’t spot the slacker when they arrive for the interview?

Of course I can.

However,
For every job we offer, we get over 200 applicants, and that’s just ones that can play the key word filter game correctly. We have so many people who are over qualified or under qualified or just wrong, but they all want that job. They are not all slackers, they are desperate for work.

In conclusion, in spite of recent improvements in jobless claims and unemployment statistics, this study shows that the recovery has not treated all members of American society equally. Employment growth has been concentrated in jobs where more highly educated workers are required.

Blacks make up about 10 percent of the full-time working population but 27 percent of the long-term unemployed — that is, those who haven’t had a full-time job for a year or more. And unlike whites, blacks are more likely to be without a job at all.

On Friday, the Labor Department reported that the while the country gained 162,000 jobs in March, the overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent. And it’s much tougher for teenagers; The jobless rate for those between ages 16 and 19 rose to 26.1 percent. For African-American teens, it’s even worse: That rate stands at 41.1 percent.

Actually, Olser Americans absolutely have it worse. Americans over the age of 55 are the least likely to find another job and the most likely to take a significant pay cut for the next position.
Why they can’t find work: There’s the health care reason and the technology reason. Experts told the GAO that employers are reluctant to hire older workers because they “expect providing health benefits to older workers would be costly.” Others said computer skills often hold back the elderly, especially when the job application is all online.

It’s the middle class, studies have shown, that appears especially vulnerable to outsourcing or offshoring – and the ripple effects, which range from job losses to lower wages.

The title of its November 15 report says it all: “Offshoring Driving a Jobless Recovery,” and the headline that reads across the opening page is like loud, clanking hammer on a signpost: “2.8 Million Business-Support Jobs Eliminated Since 2000; One Million More to Disappear by 2014.”

You are a Fox Viewer if you think ALL the unemployed are just slackers, enjoying living on the dole.

How your your republican ideas going to get a lot more Americans living wage jobs that will grow the middle class and improve the country?
I await your posts on this.

61. Roger Rabbit spews:

@54 Yes, I’m serious, dipshit. It’s time to quit blaming our schools. Their job is to teach readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic. When employer after employer complains they can’t find workers with the skills they need, maybe that’s because the employer training system — not the general education system — is breaking down? Of course, the reason why employers don’t want to invest in employee training is because they want to be able to lay off workers at no cost to themselves. They want to treat workers like commodities. The problem is, the economy is becoming ever more complicated, and jobs require ever more specialized skills. Why should workers invest in those skills when employers won’t? What does it say to a prospective worker when an employer isn’t willing to invest anything in him? I’m tired of hearing employers bitch and moan about lack of skills. My answer to them is hire smart people with positive attitudes and train them. That gives both the employer and the workers an investment in the company’s success. It paid off for companies in the past and it’s a model that still works. Bob, you are one stupid head-up-his-ass fool.

62. Roger Rabbit spews:

G-8 Leaders Endorse Obama Growth Plan, Reject Austerity

Another victory for common sense. Nobody ever grew an economy by slashing spending and cutting jobs — but ssshhhh!!! — don’t tell conservatives that. Let them keep jerking off to their discredited shibboleths.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47489892/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/

63. Steve spews:

These dumbfucks will no doubt be out of business soon, spending as they do over a billion in employee training and education each year.

http://www.ge.com/company/culture/leadership_learning.html#

WTF do they know compared to Bob?

64. Roger Rabbit spews:

Even Germans realize Angela Merkel’s prescriptive austerity is nuts. Her party lost in state elections last week.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/world/europe/in-rebuke-to-merkel-social-democrats-win-german-vote.html?_r=1

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Conservatives have had their day. It’s time for them to move over and let grownups rescue the economy.

65. Steve spews:

Employee training and development programs? These tards won’t last long.

http://www.shell.com/home/content/careers/professionals/career_growth_and_benefits/career_progression/

WTF do they know compared to Bob?

66. Zotz sez: Summertime... and the living is easy. spews:

@50, Roger: I love you man. That was awesome.

Just checked in to see what was up.

They must be paying the trolls a lot cuz it’s beautiful outside and it rains tomorrow — or they could be lard ass pimple pinchers in mommy’s basement.

Either way, they’re losers — yawn.

See you all at Bible Study.

67. Bob spews:

@ 61

Yeah, I guess this is all the fault of the future employers:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/half-florida-high-school-students-fail-reading-test-232516894.html

High school students can’t read. Let’s blame their future employers.

Pull your head out of your ass, old man.

68. Steve spews:

@67 “I guess this is all the fault of the future employers” “Pull your head out of your ass, old man.”

You need to pull your head out of your own ass, Bob. After eight years of Jeb Bush and now Rick Scott, WTF did you expect? Better public schools in Florida? You see, Bob, it’s your fault because you and your ilk hate public education and teachers. You don’t give a fuck if kids fail, especially kids of color. You’re just full of resentment because you’re not profiting from it.

69. Steve spews:

Having had his ass handed to him on employee training, Bob ignores the thrashing he received and now moves on to whine about public education. What a fucking loser.

70. Roger Rabbit spews:

@51 “STFU … just sit back in your chair and fade away..”

Make me, little man.

71. Roger Rabbit spews:

@66 “They must be paying the trolls a lot”

Last I heard it was a penny for 10 words. That’s why Bob posts so many comments.

72. Roger Rabbit spews:

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73. No Time for Fascists spews:

MIAMI (Reuters) – Nearly half of Florida high school students failed the reading portion of the state’s new toughened standardized test, education officials said on Friday.

But they don’t go into WHY.
Now the comments were nasty. The racists were out on that one.

> This pretty much parallels with the fact that more minorities are being born now than whites don’t you think?
> This does not surprise me. In DC its even worse, much worse….because DC is 80% black.
> I bet the half that failed were illegals.
> Half of the people in S. Florida can not speak english,you do the math,they can not!
> What do you expect when you have a lot of blacks and hispanics?

However this comment was instructive:

Fact: Education in the state of Florida has been controlled by the Republican Party as they have held the Executive Branch of Governor and the Legislative Branch of State Congress since 1998. That is 14 years of Republican leadership in Florida, and the only people that deserve ANY credit or blame for the results in the State of Florida is the Republican Party.

Fact: Florida is a right to work state, and thus there are NO UNIONS, teachers or otherwise. They don’t exist. To blame Florida’s results on teachers unions is ignorant.

Bob, would you care to comment of the effect of 14 years of repub rule on the education system in Florida?

74. No Time for Fascists spews:

If you don’t like test scores in Florida, isn’t that the republicans fault?

75. Roger Rabbit spews:

@73 Don’t confuse him with facts. Are you trying to make his head explode? Think of the splattered mess some poor non-union cleaning lady will have to mop up!

76. Steve spews:

@74 At the end of the poll analysis thread Doc Daneeka neatly called out Bob for his racism. And here in this thread Bob’s again descending into racism. Hmm, it looks like we have ourselves another racist troll. It sometimes seems that they’re all racists. Hell, even our black troll hates blacks.

Bob’s MO when he finds his ass being handed to him in a thread is to leave and move to a new thread to start all over again. That’s quite unlike the self-loathing black guy who usually then unleashes another 50 or so absolutely batshit crazy comments.

77. Michael spews:

Sorry, I haven’t been around much. I’ve been busy constructing a giant Faraday Cage around my house to protect us from the North Korean EMP blasts that are sure to come thanks to Obama being such a pussy on foreign affairs. I’ve also been busy burying 10K rounds of 9mm ammo and a bunch of guns in my backyard to keep them safe from Eric Holder.

I’m joking, of course, but there’s folks out there actually doing this shit. Like this guy. He’s actually one of the more sane ones. http://www.youtube.com/user/southernprepper1/videos

78. Steve spews:

@77 Heh. I’m more afraid of those scary New Black Panthers.

I’m going to guess that Bob settled for a tin-foil hat.

79. Steve spews:

Poor Bob.

Dear Moderators,

Bob needs a new thread. He’s just been too sorely pwned on this one.

Sincerely,

Steve

80. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

I love you guys.

Trolls suck.

81. No Time for Fascists spews:

Dave isn’t bob. Dave is still doing his taxes.

82. Michael spews:

Just finished burying another cache (which I pronounce cash-a) in the yard.

83. Puddybud spews:

If you don’t like test scores in Florida, isn’t that the republicans fault?

How? Most Florida teachers are DUMMOCRAPT. The politicians don’t teach, DUMMOCRAPT teachers do.

U R a fascist idiot as always!

84. Puddybud spews:

@41,

Delusional as ever. He can’t provide a quote in this thread where Puddy ever said that. More crap from the crapface himself.

85. Puddybud spews:

Fact: Florida is a right to work state, and thus there are NO UNIONS, teachers or otherwise. They don’t exist. To blame Florida’s results on teachers unions is ignorant.

So this lawsuit by the 140,000 teacher’s union is irrelevant?

You posted the comment without fact checking fascist fool. Typical so typical!

BTW we all know who jockstrapped for Obummer in 2008!

86. Puddybud spews:

Fact: Florida is a right to work state, and thus there are NO UNIONS, teachers or otherwise. They don’t exist. To blame Florida’s results on teachers unions is ignorant.

So this lawsuit by the 140,000 teacher’s union is irrelevant?

Teachers union sues Florida over new pension law

The Sun Sentinel must not be an approved source by the Friday Night Funny Pages Purveyor! So search on that headline!

You posted the comment without fact checking fascist fool. Typical so typical!

BTW we all know who jockstrapped for Obummer in 2008!

87. Puddybud spews:

Oh Roger Dumb Wabbit,

The company I work for hired 100s of people last year and will be hiring 100s this year. We hire the best, plain and simple, not nutjobs who live on your side of the aisle.

See ya idiot. Another comment of dumb wabbit uselessness

88. Puddybud spews:

Hey Fraggy,

More of your OWS friends in action.

The men — Occupy activists Brian Church, 20, of Fort Lauderdale; Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H.; and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. — are being held on $1.5 million bond.

Why are leftists such scumbags? There is no comparison to Tea party activists. Leftists are mental misfits!

89. Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

Ah…puddles is back. What’s JAYZUS gonna say when he come in Clouds O’Glory ™ and sees you’ve been such a relentless asshole?

Isn’t there a commandment about not being an asshole?

And, puddles, AGAIN (you still haven’t answered), when are you going to tell me how Noah kept the velociraptors from eating the Emperor Penguins?

90. Puddybud spews:

Well they did march to Rahmbo Deadfish Emanuel.

91. Puddybud spews:

Well well well Lib the moron is still asking moronic questions. Maybe Lib the moron was there in Noah’s time and he’s pulling that old rhetorical question stunt. Deflection because he can’t deal with the facts so ad hominem attacks.

Thanks for playing. U R a moron!

92. Puddybud spews:

These dumbfucks will no doubt be out of business soon, spending as they do over a billion in employee training and education each year.

Then Stupid Solution Steve uses GE as his example.

This is why the Stupid Solution purveyor is another in the long list of HA leftist morons. Let’s review the known facts:

GE is a DUMMOCRAPT loving company.
GE head Jeffery Immelt is Obummer’s Job Czar.
GE shipped 10000s of jobs overseas since Immelt took over from Jack Welch.
GE pays little or no taxes to the US Treasury.

All that gets a pass because they are part of Obummers 1% crowd

See why Puddy identifies Stupid Solution Steve as the naturally born idiot he is?

BTW at least seven racist headless lucy and doppelganger sightings on HA last week and not one Stupid Solution Steve chastisement.

93. Puddybud spews:

Hell, even our black troll hates blacks.

See how Stupid Solution Steve makes it up for his own benefit. Another useless unprovable post.

The stupid is strong in that one. It was a natural gift, cultivated by many decades of drinking the leftist kook-aid!

94. Steve spews:

“Another useless unprovable post.”

Proof? Who other than a self-loathing black man would chum up to a known racist who had just called his peeps “niggers”.

53. Troll spews:
@49
Are you talking about the niggers beat Tubaman to death, and only going to be sentenced to weeks in jail?
04/03/2009 at 6:09 pm

54. Troll spews:
The teenagers that beat Tubaman to death are niggers.
04/03/2009 at 6:16 pm

55. Puddybud, Hey it’s the new year… spews:
Troll@53, there are white ones too.
04/03/2009 at 6:21 pm

Bob is showing his hand as a racist. Another friend for the self-loathing black loon, no doubt.

95. Steve spews:

How many times will that shameless, idiotic self-loather walk into that one? Damn! The truly stupid never seem to learn anything, do they?

96. Steve spews:

I wrote @76, “That’s quite unlike the self-loathing black guy who usually then unleashes another 50 or so absolutely batshit crazy comments.”

There he goes. Look for yourselves at how he unleashes his batshit insane hate at the end of this thread. Again. No big deal for me to have the self-loather pegged. He’s only done this again and again and again over the course of years of posting over 31,000 batshit insane comments.

97. Steve spews:

Geraldo on Fox News, “I think what’s far more significant is what Trayvon Martin looked like on that night, Bill,” he said. “Aside from the fact that he’s dressed in that thug wear — look at the size of him, he’s not a little kid.”

I’m sure Geraldo’s just profiling the hoodie, not the kid.

“Look at the size of him”

Oops, he’s profiling the kid. My bad. Putting aside Geraldo’s expert analysis of the 7/11 video showing Trayvon buying iced tea and Skittles, we actually do have a coroner’s report stating that Trayvon Martin was just 5′-11″, 158 pounds. But we hear, “Look at the size of him!”

98. Roger Rabbit spews:

@84 Even if you didn’t say it, you were thinking it.

99. Roger Rabbit spews:

@91 Sheesh. According to putz, anyone who behaves like a Republican is, by definition, a Democrat.

100. Roger Rabbit spews:

@95 I’m waiting to find out what “shot at intermediate range” means. In other words, was Zimmerman’s 9 mm equipped with a scope, or is Zimmy just a damn good shot (one of those guys who spends 20 hours a week at the local gun range)?

101. Roger Rabbit spews:

The training issue is this simple: Businessmen want all their inputs for free, or as close to free as they can get, to maximize their profits. They unabashedly rely on government subsidies and tax credits, taxpayer-supported public education, absence of pollution regulations, and free or cheap access to publicly-owned resources to shift costs to others.

Why should I pay a private vocational school $25,000 to acquire skills your business needs if you’re only willing to pay me $7.50 an hour? Today, every worker is an entrepreneur, whether s/he wants to be or not, and workers have to think like businessmen. The cost of that $25K skills course has to be passed through to the employer, who in turn passes it through to the customer, or it doesn’t pay to take the course.

Of course, cheap labor conservatives understand this, so they’re trying to take away safety net programs like unemployment insurance, food stamps, etc. — even though they don’t pay for them. Why? To force workers to work on their terms. This is the GOP’s Work-Or-Starve Program (TM). Anything that helps people survive without a job undercuts their ability to force people to work for starvation wages. That’s why they hate social programs so much.

Well, fuck that! Workers are obsolete. Everyone has to be independent entrepreneur now. Instead of $2.50-an-hour waitresses (the boss keeps half the tips), we should have $75-an-hour Hospitality Consultants. We expect them to pay for their own training, pay for their own health benefits, and pay for their own retirement; so, of course, they should treat their labor like a business and charge business rates for their labor services.

You want me to come to you skills-ready? And work on-demand (available 24/7, but no guaranteed hours)? Fine. I’ll do it. But expect to pay me $150 an hour, with a minimum show-up fee of $250.

After all, that’s what you do to your customers; so, why shouldn’t I do it to you? What makes you so special that you can do it and I can’t? Nothing, nothing at all.

Somehow I have a feeling this isn’t what cheap labor conservatives want to hear.

102. Blue John spews:

This is an interesting statistic.

And now Duke University has issued a study demonstrating that all-white jury pools in Florida convict black defendants at a 16 percent higher rate.

Juries formed from all-white jury pools in Florida convicted black defendants 16 percent more often than white defendants, a gap that was nearly eliminated when at least one member of the jury pool was black, according to a Duke University-led study. The researchers examined more than 700 non-capital felony criminal cases in Sarasota and Lake counties from 2000-2010 and looked at the effects of the age, race and gender of jury pools on conviction rates.

http://today.duke.edu/showcase/mmedia/hires/jurystudy.jpg

103. Roger Rabbit spews:

Even Germans are figuring out low wages hurt economies:

“Low wage growth in Germany has been identified as a source of danger in the euro zone with economists blaming it for causing imbalances that have exacerbated the sovereign debt crisis.”

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47494610

104. Puddybud spews:

Stupid Solution Steve is still Stupid…

55. Puddybud, Hey it’s the new year… spews:
Troll@53, there are white ones too.
04/03/2009 at 6:21 pm

Who said that ya moron?

Robert Byrd!

Notice Stupid Solution Steve still has no commentary on headless lucy’s comments as dorkman!

Why? Cuz he gets a pass. Facts… difficult for the Stupid One to process!

105. Puddybud spews:

@84 Even if you didn’t say it, you were thinking it.

PROVE IT!

106. Puddybud spews:

@91 Sheesh. According to putz, anyone who behaves like a Republican is, by definition, a Democrat.

More moronic commentary by Roger Dumb Wabbit… Who claimed they acted Republican? Dumb Wabbit…

How do they really act? Acting DUMMOCRAPT… Avoid taxes… John Effin Kerry

Too bad Roger Dumb Wabbit has his head up his own ASSSSSS!!!

107. Puddybud spews:

He’s only done this again and again and again over the course of years of posting over 31,000 [superior] comments.

Still waiting for Stupid Solution Steve to step up to the plate and chastise dory dorkman!

Has anyone seen his chastisement commentary yet on the dorkman (headless lucy)?

Noe, but you’ll see him ad hominem attack others!

The stupid is strong in that one. It was a natural gift, cultivated by many decades of drinking the leftist kook-aid!

108. Roger Rabbit spews:

@106 ” … [superior] … ”

I see you’re your most ardent admirer, puddyearwax. Why aren’t we surprised by that?

109. Roger Rabbit spews:

Rubio Calls Obama ‘Divisive’

This is so laughable I had to post it:

“Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday slammed President Barack Obama for being the most divisive figure in American politics.”

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/20/11775244-marco-rubio-calls-obama-most-divisive-figure-in-us-politics?lite

Roger Rabbit Commentary: I won’t bother to list Republicans who are more divisive than Obama, because every damned Republican in America — including Rubio — is more divisive than Obama. But a few prominent names that come to mind include Karl Rove, Scott Walker, Jan Brewer, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin … you get the idea. It’s the silly season, and Rubio is running for veep, it appears.

110. Roger Rabbit spews:

I’ve written before about student debt, and I’ll continue writing about it, because it’s a ticking time bomb in our country — not just economically, but socially as well.

Student loans have put an entire generation into a financial chokehold. And they didn’t get value for their indentureship. They were sold unmarketable degrees and then blindsided by an economy that has made employment obsolete.

Anyone who thinks this won’t lead to massive defaults and social unrest has his head up his ass. It even has potential to depopulate our continent. That’s right, student debt is going to wipe out you humans, because jobless young people up to their ears in debt won’t get married or have children. Which is fine with me, because we rabbits are ready to fill your empty niche, and we’ll be much better stewards of this land than you humans ever were.

An article in Harper’s reveals what’s actually going on out there in Reality Land:

“David Graeber, the anthropologist who wrote the soon-to-be-classic Debt: The First 5,000 Years, … relates the story of a woman he met who got a Ph.D. from Columbia University, but whose $80,000 debt load put an academic career off-limits, since adjuncts earn close to nothing. Instead, the woman wound up working as an escort for Wall Street types. ‘Here’s someone who ought to be a professor,’ Graeber explains, ‘doing sexual services for the guys who lent her the money.’”

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2012/05/hbc-90008623

At some point, young people will resent being turned into whores by Wall Street whores, and will say, “Fuck you, I’m not paying it back.” Remember, these are unsecured loans — how do you repossess an unmarketable college degree? Cut off the person’s head?

There’s a trillion dollars of student debt out there. A lot of it will never be repaid. We all know what happens to bad debt — it migrates onto government balance sheets. That’s because, in the endgame, taxpayers have to bail out private lenders so the economy doesn’t collapse. That’s what happened to private pensions after companies decided to break their contractual promises to their employees. It’s what’s happening in Europe right now — debt is moving from Europe’s private banks to the balance sheets of sovereign governments. The framework is already in place; many student loans are already federally guaranteed.

The government will repay the private lenders who made many of those student loans, and will do it by printing money. Money costs the government almost nothing to make — not even the cost of paper and ink, because nowadays most money is digital.

Politicians eventually will do that, but not easily; they’ll need convincing. It’ll take riots and molotov cocktails — but that’s coming, too.

Welcome to the brave new world of the United States of Indebted America.

111. Steve spews:

@76 Steve sez, “Bob’s MO when he finds his ass being handed to him in a thread is to leave and move to a new thread to start all over again.”

Yep, Bob’s’s skidaddled. Called it.

@76 Steve sez, “That’s quite unlike the self-loathing black guy who usually then unleashes another 50 or so absolutely batshit crazy comments.”

Of course the loon can’t help but unleash the “batshit crazy” @83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 103, 104, 105, 106 and still going.

Called it again. So predictable.

112. Roger Rabbit spews:

@110 What was it Einstein said about doing the same thing over and over with the same result every time? I believe he called it “madness.”

113. Puddybud spews:

Called it again.

Really Stupid Solution Steve? You actually chastised headless dorky lucy dorkman?

Hmmm… Such a useless lefty. When caught with nothing, he deflects!

114. Please Max, don't hurt 'em spews:

111. Roger Rabbit spews:
@110 What was it Einstein said about doing the same thing over and over with the same result every time? I believe he called it “madness.”

05/20/2012 AT 9:41 PM

Hmmmm, a perfect example of that would be voting for the same idiots, election after election, because they have an R or D after their name.

115. YLB spews:

Only the most braindead or the most greedy of right wingers will deny it:

The scientist said that whether or not you believe the science of climate change is valid is, at this point, “almost immaterial.” Every state in the United States reported a warmer than average winter this year and are expecting a hotter than average summer.

If you were born after 1985, said Sanjayan, you’ve never experienced normal weather. Since then, we’ve been living on “a planet with a fever.” Soon, there will be real impact on the food supply and on our way of life. In 2011, after years of crippling drought, more than a million head of cattle were moved out of Texas to more northern states like Montana.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/20/cbss-sanjayan-this-is-the-sink-or-swim-moment-for-society-and-climate-change/

116. GetFactsFirst spews:

Where are race-baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on this??


Police have arrested a suspect in the beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans, officials told FoxNews.com.
Terry Rawls, 44, has been arrested and was charged with first-degree assault.
Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.
After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

The silence is telling.
Also notice the silence now that more facts on the Zimmerman case come out??
Jackson & Sharpton have blood on their hands..inciting acts like this.

117. max with the long and short game from hell spews:

The evul whytee had it coming to him because of slavery 150 years ago….his ancesters were probably slave owners anyway…

118. Steve spews:

@115 Do you mean like the trajectory of the bullet and the witness account of hearing, “I’ve got a gun! I’ve got a gun! Take it from me!” followed by a “BANG!”, and then an unarmed teenager is dead?

STFU Klown.

119. GetFactsFirst spews:

@117

Cherry-picking testimony doesn’t work in a real court of law. Zimmerman will not get convicted of 2nd Degree murder. He was overcharged because of political pressure by your heroes, Jackson & Sharpton. He may be guilty of something, but probably not 2nd degree murder when Martin punched him and beat him first.
Evidence doesn’t matter to you or Obama, does it?!

120. GetFactsFirst spews:

@117–
And you pitifully ignore the case I posted at #115.
How is this not a Hate Crime?

121. Steve spews:

“Cherry-picking testimony doesn’t work in a real court of law.”

You project too much, asshole. That’s a Psych 101 thing, in case you didn’t know, and you’ve got it fucking bad. I merely presented evidence that contradicts your racist conclusions. You ignore such evidence and then make shit up, like your assertion that “Martin punched him and beat him first”. You do this to justify your racism. That doesn’t work in our HA comment threads, asshole.

“And you pitifully ignore the case I posted at #115.”

No, I ignored your comment because you’re a stupid goatfucker as well as a dumbfuck racist Klown.

Unlike you, I have never expressed an opinion as to Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence. Unlike you fucking racists, I’ll wait for the judge or jury to decide this case after all the evidence has been presented in court.

122. GetFactsFirst spews:

poor steve, his racebaiting tactics seem to have backfired. And poor steve still doesn’t comment @ #115. why? because it doesn’t fit his race baiting obama tactics. too bad facts get in the way of steve’s sick deluded ideology again.

123. Steve spews:

Did the goat kick you in the fucking head again or something? Damn, even for a dumbfuck racist you’re fucking stupid.

124. No Time for Fascists spews:

The silence is because the cases are not alike.

Published: 4/25
The district attorney said her office will look at all the facts related to the assault charge against 44-year-old Terry Rawls, and whether more charges will come as a result of the neighborhood feud.

“This is not something that just occurred in the last week,” Rich said. “This is something that’s been going on for years.

“We have already filed state charges against the defendant, and we fully intend to prosecute him in state court.”

Rich said police are in the process of identifying the rest of the suspects involved in the assault on Owens. According to Mobile County Sheriff’s Department records, both Owens and Terry Rawls have extensive criminal histories.

Police say the beating is the result of a three year neighborhood dispute between Rawls and Owens.

http://www2.wkrg.com/news/2012/apr/23/83/man-beaten-mob-critical-condition-ar-3659891/

125. No Time for Fascists spews:

The silence is because the cases are not alike, except in Right Wing World

Police say the beating is the result of a three year neighborhood dispute between Rawls and Owens.

Published: 4/25
The district attorney said her office will look at all the facts related to the assault charge against 44-year-old Terry Rawls, and whether more charges will come as a result of the neighborhood feud.
“This is not something that just occurred in the last week,” Rich said. “This is something that’s been going on for years.
“We have already filed state charges against the defendant, and we fully intend to prosecute him in state court.”

“I can tell you this without a doubt, 100% certainty, that Trayvon Martin was not the motivating factor in this incident,” says Cpl. Chris Levy.

Deputy Chief Lester Hargrove says investigators believe only four people, including Terry Rawls, were directly involved. They believe the rest of the mob just watched.

126. GetFactsFirst spews:

@123–
You get your facts from Huffpo?
Take a look at the Mobile newspaper article nearly 2 weeks AFTER the article you quote-
http://blog.al.com/live/2012/05/mobile_police_chief_no_more_ar.html

The Police Chief is black. Questions are being raised about the investigation. The Chief says it shouldn’t be politicized like Trayvon Martin, but doesn’t say Martin shouldn’t have been politicized either.

Let’s see how both of these cases play out.

127. Steve spews:

@124 STFU, you damned fucking racist.

128. Rujax! spews:

115. GetFactsFirst spews:

Where are race-baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on this??

Police have arrested a suspect in the beating of a white Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans, officials told FoxNews.com.
Terry Rawls, 44, has been arrested and was charged with first-degree assault.
Owens, of Mobile, Ala., was assaulted with baseball bats, paint cans and other weapons at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after telling a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive, according to Ashley Rains, public information officer for the Mobile Police Department.
After the children left the area, a group of adults armed with weapons returned and confronted Owens, 40, in his front yard, where he was assaulted. Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, told WKRG she witnessed the attack and that there were as many as 20 assailants. Parker said she overheard one of them say, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”

The silence is telling.
Also notice the silence now that more facts on the Zimmerman case come out??
Jackson & Sharpton have blood on their hands..inciting acts like this.

05/21/2012 at 7:12 am

Yeah, fuckwad…your personal apology is in the mail.

129. Steve spews:

“The silence is telling.”

I don’t know what this troll’s problem might be. Silence no doubt helps this asswipe hear the voices in his head.

It would never occur to this dumbfuck troll that most people already have gotten what they wanted – this is going to the courts where it should have gone in the first place. Before the public outcry, that was not going to happen.

We know what our dumbfuck racist troll wants to see. White men walking free after murdering unarmed black kids who were simply walking home from the store after buying some Skittles.