Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Roy Zimmerman with “Vote Republican,” the Virginia edition.

Sam Seder: Woops! GOP admits voter ID laws are a scam.

Health Care Ruling:

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

Jon with Watergate-gate-gate-gate-gate (via Political Wire).

Mark Fiore: Little Suzie Newsykins on free speech—units.

Eric Schwartz brings back a classic.

Opening statements from 1st CD candidates debate 27 Jun.

Immigration Politics:

Sam Seder: 63% of Republicans still believe there were WMD in Iraq at invasion.

Pap: Fighting the voter suppression tricks.

Ann Telnaes: Supreme Court strikes down Montana corporation campaign spending law .

Clinton and Bush: A Bad Lip Reading experience.

SlateNews: Sen. Rand Paul holds up key flood insurance bill with anti-abortion amendment.

Thom: More Good, Bad, and Very, Very Ugly.

RomneyWorld:

Young Turks: The bizarre Texas GOP platform.

White House: West Wing Week.

Thom: The “two Black guys in the White House trying to take away our guns” conspiracy theory.

Sam Seder: Rush Limbaugh throws tantrum because you can’t jail someone for free speech

Senate candidate Tommy Thompson mistakes refers to 9/11 As 9/18 while bragging up his experience.

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

Comments

  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “With more triple-digit heat in the forecast, millions of people … were without power on Saturday after violent storms … toppled trees, cut power lines and killed … people. … Forecasters warned of more dangerously high temperatures Saturday … top[ping] 100 degrees in … 25 states … impacting 47 million people ….”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48024138/ns/weather/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Hey globull warming deniers, howd’ya like this fucking ICE AGE yer livin’ in?!

  2. 2

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    In the Republican Free Market! of stupid, it is hard for anyone or anyone group to come out on top. But, to their credit, Republicans are always trying to out stupid each other.

    This week, Republicans down in Texas took a reliable vehicle for stupid, the Texas Republican Party Platform, and raised the bar.

    We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

    Yep, if you’re not satisfied with the level of stupid where you are, take the kids to the land of stupid, home of the Education President, Texas!

    via – Texas GOP: No More Critical Thinking in Schools

  3. 3

    "Baretta" spews:

    re 2: It’s almost unbelieveable. However, all of my siblings are conservative, so it kind of rings true.

    My sister is planning on moving to the Gulf Coast in Texas because there are some great deals on housing and the beaches are beautiful.

  4. 4

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @3 You have my sympathies. But on a positive note, if Gulf Coast residents would just stop thinking, then their emotional health might improve.
    Gulf Coast Residents Remain Worse Off Emotionally Post-Spill


    Residents of Gulf Coast-facing counties were 31% more likely to report having ever been diagnosed with depression in January through April 2012 than they were in the same time period before the oil spill. It is important to note that Gallup asks this question in regards to a diagnosis occurring at any point in the respondent’s life, and it does not necessarily imply that the oil spill itself created new depression cases. Still, the notable increase in depression diagnoses reveals that these diagnoses among residents along the Gulf coastline have climbed at a time when they were statistically unchanged throughout the rest of the country, and they have actually slightly declined in inland counties in the five Gulf states.

    I bet there are some great deals on housing.

  5. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s the best elucidation of the SCOTUS ruling I’ve seen:

    “The Supreme Court’s ruling that the health-insurance mandate is constitutional because it differs from a tax only in a pointless semantic sense is a bitter defeat for those of us who love pointless semantic distinctions. It has been a great disappointment to me to learn that you can’t (for example) get out of paying real-estate taxes on your house by claiming it’s really a very large, very heavy car, because the law isn’t actually a word game.”

    http://www.economist.com/blogs.....-obamacare

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This is, of course, right (in a correctness sense) and is consistent with how our courts have always tackled statutory interpretation problems. And that matters on a broader scale, because

    “Kidding aside, one of the most profound reasons for relief at yesterday’s ruling was the recognition that victory in a deep ideological and political struggle, of tremendous consequence for Americans in need of health care, would not be awarded on a technicality. … The Democratic authors of the ACA chose to phrase it as a penalty rather than a tax for political reasons. If the fact that the word ‘tax’ is unpopular … had led to universal-health-insurance legislation being disqualified for purely linguistic reasons, given … the extraordinary real-world stakes, there would’ve been political hell to pay.

    “The argument over Obamacare wasn’t and isn’t … about whether or not the federal government can order people to buy something, as opposed to taxing them and buying it for them. The argument is … about whether wealthy citizens should be required to pay for poor citizens to get health insurance, and about whether healthy people should be required to pay for sick people to get health care … broadly speaking, people who wanted Obamacare struck down … do not think that Americans should have a right to health insurance. People who wanted to see it upheld, do. The argument tends to become one between the strong and the weak: between those who are likely to benefit … and those who are likely to have to pay ….

    “[T]he constitutionality of the individual mandate … has been a distraction. The real argument is more basic, and it would be healthy if we could start to address it head-on.”

    And so it will be, starting with the presidential campaign, in which the Mitt$ter promises to make repeal a centerpiece of his agenda. That will frame the 2012 election as The Selfish vs. The Humane. I know which side I’m on.

  6. 6

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

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Hey globull warming deniers, howd’ya like this fucking ICE AGE yer livin’ in?!

    OK then, what’s the solution?

  7. 7

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @6, not sure what you’re looking for, but the first step would be to stop denying science.

    but I realize that’s all critical thinkingee.

  8. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s the real reason why online merchants want your personal data: It’s called “price customization,” i.e., charging each customer a different price based on the merchant sizing up the customer’s willingness to pay. Welcome to the online bazaar:

    “Sellers will eye up buyers arriving on their home-page, make some assumptions, then charge accordingly. This will be especially true for products whose pricing is complex, variable and therefore unpredictable to buyers, such as insurance, air travel, mobile-phone plans and hotel rooms. The makers of price-customisation software are eagerly promoting its potential for boosting profit margins ….”

    http://www.economist.com/node/21557755

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: In this brave new world of customized pricing you may be able to get better deals by posing as your 12-year-old daughter on an allowance of $5 a week. Or just paying your kid to do your shopping. This could create a whole new employment genre for the subteen set.

  9. 9

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

    “…not sure what you’re looking for, but the first step would be to stop denying science.”

    OK, the world is getting warmer. How do you propose that we stop that and get the world to cool?

  10. 10

    GetFactsFirst spews:

    No Conservatives I know deny that the climate is changing in many areas. The facts speak for themselves. The question is WHY??
    How much of the impact is human and what can be done about it short of all of us becoming Luddites?

    The Global Warming alarmists have overcooked the issue for money & power.
    Read this article from Forbes–
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/pe.....s-cooling/

    We cannot sway to & fro because of anecdotal heat waves. Even if the planet is warming, what is the cause? How much is natural causes and how much is man?

    Seems like both sides have developed some cherry-picking techniques to justify their pre-determined conclusions. Certainly we should be good stewards of God’s creation. But phony scare tactics don’t help.

  11. 12

    GetFactsFirst spews:

    Suggest you leftists start to pony up or more likely, write letters to Michael Moore and other 1%er leftists to pony up for you.

  12. 13

    GetFactsFirst spews:

    I saw this Bumper Sticker this AM

    WHO CARES WHERE OBAMA WAS BORN
    THE PROBLEM IS WHERE HE LIVES.

  13. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 “OK then, what’s the solution?”

    These things should be obvious:

    1. The problem is so large and complex there is no single solution, but rather calls for many solutions.

    2. The problem was 150 years in the making, and won’t be solved overnight, so solutions necessarily will be incremental and over time.

    3. This does not imply, however, that solutions should be patchwork and piecemeal. Solutions will work best if coordinated and integrated.

    4. The initial stage of a permanent solution is to stop causing the problem.

    5. Subsequent stages may involve remedial approaches to the problem already caused.

    6. Getting people to agree on solutions is not an end but an avenue.

    7. The three governing principles of our search for solutions must be:

    a. This planet is finite;

    b. We all share it; and

    c. Your right to swing your arm stops where my rabbit nose begins.

    For those who need interpretation 7(c) means you do not have a right to keep polluting, damaging the planet, and causing adverse effects to others’ health and well-being. If this means you do not have a right to drive cars or use all the coal-fired electricity you want to consume, so be it. Hopefully we can, with our brains and through clever and foreward-thinking engineering, come up with ways to make personal transportation and electricity generation available in less destructive ways. Which brings me to #8:

    8. The best solution is one which lets you get what you want without causing harm to me or others.

    In this respect, I’ve always thought the best solution to atmospheric pollution-caused climate change would be to invent our way out of our dependence on fossil fuels. If Solyndra doesn’t succeed then try something else. Which brings me to #9:

    9. Never, ever, give up.

  14. 15

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @8 in keeping with that theme.

    The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported that Orbitz’s initial hotel displays for users of Apple computers sometimes feature more expensive hotels, because Orbitz found that Apple users spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels than Windows users.

    http://www.travelweekly.com/Tr.....-products/

  15. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 “We cannot sway to & fro because of anecdotal heat waves.”

    That’s been the scientists’ point all along.

  16. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    As we approach the Fourth of July, it may be worth reflecting that our fellow countrymen will blow up more gunpowder next Wednesday than was expanded in the entire Revolutionary War.

    I’m sure the signers of the Declaration of Independence had no idea they were creating a munitions industry that would still be thriving 236 years later.

    The only thing in my experience that comes remotely close to a Fourth of July in Seattle is a night in Vietnam. (For those of you not in the know, the Vietnam War — at least its later stages where I was — was fought almost entirely after dark.)

  17. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Where’s Bloviating Bob? Did he commit suicide after Chief Justice Roberts called a tax by its right name? He’s been ominously silent — should we send the police to his house to do a welfare check?

  18. 20

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @19 Roger,
    Word on the WINGNUT street says Bob was sentenced to a FEMA Death Camp! by an ACA Death Panel! chaired by Stalin’s love child, SCOTUS Chief Justice, John Glover Roberts.

  19. 22

    spews:

    A little hopeful news for a change.. Technical innovation and R&D still happens:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=_3TEkCqw-64

    Air conditioning uses 15 percent of all electricity. An efficiency gain of up to 80 percent is HUGE.

    From a “gubmint” lab.. I remember when the moron-in-chief that our trolls voted for twice made a speech at NREL and the idiots in Congress had just cut their budget.. The embarrassment was CLASSIC and NREL’s funding was restored.

    http://baloghblog.blogspot.com.....or-to.html

  20. 24

    spews:

    Guess what trolls??? Obama is still NOT a big spender:

    If you will look there at the latest reported year, 2010, you will see that the “Adjusted” “Federal Spending” declined 2.4% in that latest year, but that the “Federal Debt” soared by 12.5% in that year, which rise was unprecedented except for Ronald Reagan’s 15% in 1983,…

    Why is there this enormous discrepancy between spending and deficit, such that they can even go in opposite directions? The reason is that deficits result not just from too much money going out (“big spending”), but from not enough money coming in (too little in taxes). Republican propaganda-vehicles (such as Fox News and IBD) hide this reality, and pretend that deficits result directly from “too much spending.”

    http://www.businessinsider.com.....ing-2012-6

    Sorry dumbasses.. Btw it’s kind of nice without the incessant noise from Bob and Puddyidiot.. Just have the klown these days..

  21. 26

    spews:

    LMAO!!! Right wing idiocy is a brain damage disorder:

    Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justi.....-medicine/

  22. 27

    spews:

    WHO CARES WHERE OBAMA WAS BORN

    Stupid trolls like birfer mark and birfer yd(iot) and their heroes like Sheriff Joke in AZ.

  23. 28

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @26 YLB,

    Well, you really can’t argue that Michael Savage does not have tremendous first hand experience with mental slowness and cognitive problems and if you (Dog Forbid!) listened to him you would hear frequent examples of his cognitive dissociation.

  24. 29

    Steve spews:

    @11 “Obamunism”

    I seriously doubt that you or any other troll on the planet could offer up just what that word means other than it being a way of saying, “Republican-lite”.

    “Certainly we should be good stewards of God’s creation.”

    I don’t doubt that you’re a good Christian.

    “Looks like big donors are stepping up to root out Obamunism. Great!”

    Um, Christian, your big donor is a sleazeball casino owner, raking in the big bucks off sins like gambling and prostitution. Tell us, what is he buying from you with his ill-begotten money? Do you even have a clue?

    You don’t hate “Republican-lite” any more than a person would hate shades of grey. You hate something else. You hate something else so damned much that you, no doubt by surface intent a good Christian, would associate with the Devil himself. And to give you a clue in parting, anybody with even a lick of sense knows that you can’t square any of this vile hate of yours with the teachings of Jesus or even the realities of American politics.

    You must be really fucked up in the head.

  25. 30

    Steve spews:

    @19 “Roger Rabbit spews: Where’s Bloviating Bob?”

    Low-level staff cutbacks with the ACA news at GOP campaign offices. The GOP may not know what to say or do yet, but they likely do know that they’re toast. So why waste money on a loser like Bob?

  26. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans hoping for a boost from the SCOTUS decision won’t like this poll:

    “Friday’s poll from USA Today/Gallup showed 46% of Americans agree with the court’s ruling, with 46% saying they disagree. … Independents mirrored the poll’s larger results – 45% agreed with the Supreme Court’s decision, and 42% disagreed. … The Gallup survey taken after the court’s ruling showed 31% of Americans said they wanted the entire law repealed.”

    http://politicalticker.blogs.c.....hpt=hp_bn3

  27. 35

    Steve spews:

    @34 Maybe all that work includes restoring the Star Trek shuttlecraft sold at auction the other day. The buyer is unknown and purchase is reported as possibly being with the intent to restore and display it in a museum. That’d be kind of a cool thing to have in the shuttle exhibit.

  28. 36

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    I just made the mistake of perusing (un)SoundPolitics – pudge’s thread about the SCOTUS decision.

    What a mistake. I need to go bleach my brain now.

  29. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wisconsin Update

    One of the many things Wisconsin’s non-wealthy residents will do without, so rich businessmen can get more tax cuts, is publicly-funded mental health services.

    http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.c.....-wisconsin

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker is a fraud in more ways than one. He told public workers they had to give up $128 million of benefits to close a state budget deficit. They agreed. Then Walker turned around and spent $117 million to eliminate the state’s manufacturing tax. Consequently, almost none of the money that public workers relinquished went for balancing the state budget. It lined the pockets of people who are already wealthy.

  30. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Now that they’ve lost their challenge of Romneycare in the courts, Republicans are digging in to resist implementation at state and local levels. Scott Walker is saying Wisconsin won’t have Romneycare. I wonder what Rob McKenna would do if he became our governor. Can his word be trusted or is he a liar like Scott Walker?

  31. 40

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Can his word be trusted or is he a liar like Scott Walker?

    That question makes me laugh, Roger.

  32. 42

    Michael spews:

    @39

    O’ yeah, cause this would be fucking tragic if Wisconsin had the following:

    It allows the Food and Drug Administration to approve more generic drugs (making for more competition in the market to drive down prices) ( Citation: An entire section of the bill, called Title VII, is devoted to this, starting on page 747 )

    It increases the rebates on drugs people get through Medicare (so drugs cost less) ( Citation: Page 216, sec. 2501 )

    Remember when newly elected Walker tripped on his dick refusing funds for “high-speed” rail and then the state had to pick up the cost of repairs for a whole lot of freight rail that was part of that “high-speed” rail package? That was a nice one.

  33. 43

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A Tale Of Two Kings

    How did it happen that two of the most iconic African-Americans in our country’s history were both named “King”? Was that just an accident or is there some greater power out there in the Universe that is sending us a message?

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_n.....eness?lite

    I don’t know the answers to these questions but I know troglodytes and racists are on the wrong side of history, and neither history nor the Great Mother Rabbit Spirit will be kind to them.

  34. 44

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

    MikeBoyScout,

    What’s the solution to global warming? How do we end global warming if the earth is warming due to something in addition to our activities? How much do our activities contribute to the increase in global warmng.

    It would be nice to have your succint answer. We’ve already heard from you-know-who as to his long-winded, let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbayah, answer.

  35. 45

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    I just checked – I’m un-banned over at SP. That sure took a long time to get undone.

  36. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Health care is hard to explain to tea party yahoos with the intellects of a bunch of bananas. So let’s keep this extremely simple: Our present system doesn’t work. Everything else, including Justice Roberts’ reasoning, flows from that.

    “The ruling … has paved the way for an orderly rehabilitation of America’s gravely dysfunctional health care system.

    “The law’s drafters could have proposed a simpler and more efficient … single-payer system … [b]ut that would have meant abandoning … employer-provided health plans. That these plans are a catastrophically bad model … was beside the point. Forcing voters to abandon a status quo … they like would have doomed more ambitious proposals ….

    “The important point is that because … reform had to be built atop the current system, each feature … upheld by the court was an essential precondition for … improvement.

    “Nearly every … analysis of … health care … rests on the observation that … private insurance is not a viable business model for providing medical services. …

    “Many countries solve this problem by having the government provide health insurance for all. In some … the government employs the … providers. Others … reimburse private practitioners — as does the Medicare program for older Americans.

    “The United States probably would have adopted one of those models had it not been for historical accidents that led to widespread adoption of employer-provided plans in the 1940s. To control costs of World War II mobilization, regulators capped growth of private-sector wages, making it hard for employers to hire desperately needed workers.
    But because many fringe benefits weren’t capped, employers spied a loophole: they could offer additional benefits, like health insurance. Its cost was deductible as a business expense, and in 1943 the Internal Revenue Service ruled that its value was not taxable as employee income. By 1953, employer health plans covered 63 percent of workers, versus only 9 percent in 1940.

    “Eligibility for favorable tax treatment hinged on the plans being available to all employees, a feature that mitigated a serious defect. Although hiring workers with pre-existing conditions meant paying higher premiums, tight labor markets made many employers willing to bear that cost, because insurance was an effective recruiting tool.

    “Employer plans are thus a significant improvement over individual private insurance, but they are still deeply flawed. If you lose your job, you can lose your coverage. …

    Modeled after proposals advanced by … conservative … organizations …, the main provisions of the president’s health care law were intended to eliminate … problems associated with the current system.

    One provision establishes insurance exchanges, … [a]nother imposes a … penalty on those who fail to obtain coverage … [a]nd a third prescribes subsidies … for low-income families. (The Massachusetts plan engineered by Mitt Romney as governor in 2006 took an almost identical approach.)

    “Without each of its three main provisions, the law won’t work. … To claim the right not to buy health insurance is … to assert a right to impose … costs on others. Many legal scholars insist that the Constitution guarantees no such right. …

    “The new law will hardly be the final word on these issues … government budgets will be decimated unless we … reduce inflation in medical services. And in Medicare … tough decisions remain ….

    “The point worth celebrating is that last week’s ruling will at last enable our … dysfunctional health care system to evolve into something better.”

    [Emphases added -- RR]

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/48028124

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This law is what a Democratic congress and president enacted because it’s what was possible. Let’s not forget it’s a Republican plan dreamed up by conservative think tanks and initially enacted by a Republican governor, and what Republicans rejected in the end was their own plan.</em? So don't believe them when they say they something better; a party that works to defeat its own plan has nothing at all to offer. The Republican plan upheld by SCOTUS is imperfect, but is the foundation on which a better solution must now be built, because there is nothing else waiting in the wings. Tearing it down will take us backward, to nothing, not forward to improvement. Remember this when you vote in November: The Party of No has evolved into the Party of Nothing. And that — nothing — is what you will get if you vote them in.

  37. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The dysfunctional damned WordPress edit function timed out before I could fix the previous post so I’m reposting the last paragraph below.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This law is what a Democratic congress and president enacted because it’s what was possible. Let’s not forget it’s a Republican plan dreamed up by conservative think tanks and initially enacted by a Republican governor, and what Republicans rejected in the end was their own plan. So don’t believe them when they say they something better; a party that works to defeat its own plan has nothing at all to offer. The Republican plan upheld by SCOTUS is imperfect, but is the foundation on which a better solution must now be built, because there is nothing else waiting in the wings. Tearing it down will take us backward, to nothing, not forward to improvement. Remember this when you vote in November: The Party of No has evolved into the Party of Nothing. And that — nothing — is what you will get if you vote them in.

  38. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Why Roberts voted to uphold the Republican plan is easier to understand if you grasp that he upheld the Republican plan for health care reform. He knew perfectly well the Democrats’ alternative plan would be Medicare-for-all. The righties calling him a “traitor” have their heads up their asses. They should give him credit for saving the conservatives’ approach to health care reform.

  39. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @50 This guy is what the right considers an intellectual?

    P.S., he doesn’t look like someone whose freedom to drink sodas and eat hamburgers has been restricted in any way.

  40. 52

    Michael spews:

    @51
    Yeah, he can talk without dribbling spittle on his shirt, so he passes their litmus test.

  41. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I love watching the replay of Fox/CNN’s whiff on the ruling announcement, but it’s getting mighty hard to find those videos on the internet; it’s almost as if those organizations maybe don’t want us watching that.

  42. 54

    Michael spews:

    Before ObamaCare the uninsured freeloaded off off the insured and raised our insurance rates. After ObamaCare everyone either has insurance or throws some money into a pot so that they don’t jackup the rates of the insured. Sounds good to me.

    Not sure why the righties are so keen on defending freeloaders

  43. 55

    GetFactsFirst spews:

    Michael–
    Do you really believe EVERYONE will pay something for insurance or money in the pot?
    I don’t.
    What’s the penalty for folks who truly freeload little buddy?

  44. 56

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @55 This dragnet won’t catch everyone (no dragnet ever does) but it’ll catch enough of the freeloaders to significantly impact insurance rates for the paying customers.

    @54 “Not sure why the righties are so keen on defending freeloaders”

    To paraphrase Pogo, because they have met the enemy and he is them.

  45. 57

    Puddybud spews:

    Been outta town making money, frequent flyer miles and hotel points.

    Let’s see now…

    The Health Care law is a tax… Roberts and the court’s liberal justices said the individual mandate is constitutional because it functions as a tax. So when Obummer claims otherwise he’s lying. The court and his wise latina say otherwise. Can’t stop laughing over that.

    So we now have people making under $250K paying up to seven new taxes.

    1) The first ObummerCare regressive tax that is part of this law began in 2010 and that is the Indoor Tanning Services Tax, which places a 10% excise tax on people using tanning salons. This is a blatant move by the Obummer Sadministration to control the behavior of citizens. This year we see how Moochelle has been telling us how to eat and drink. More control of the US Citizenry!

    2) The ObummerCare Medicine Cabinet Tax that took effect in 2011. This tax prohibited over-the-counter medicine reimbursement expenses, with the lone exception of insulin, from an employee’s pre-tax dollar funded Health Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). A real hit on the middle class.

    3) ObummerCare requires a couple to pay the higher of a base tax of $1,360 per year, or 2.5% of adjusted growth income starting with lower base tax and rising to this level by 2016. Individuals will see a base tax of $695 and families a base tax of $2,085 per year by 2016.

    4) The ObummerCare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Cap, begins in 2013, is killer provision to the middle class. Now there a cap of $2,500 per year (which is now unlimited) on the amount of pre-tax dollars that could be deposited into these accounts. Why is this hurt the middle class? The funds may be used to pay for special needs education in America. Tuition rates for this type of special education can easily exceed $14,000 per year and the use of pre-tax dollars has helped many middle income families. See ya due to ObummerCare.

    5) The next ObummerCare tax on the middle class, and all Americans, is the Health Savings Account (HSA) Withdrawal Tax Hike. This provision increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10% currently to 20% beginning in 2013.

    6) The Medical Itemized Deduction Hurdle which is currently 7.5% of adjusted gross income. ObummerCare raises this to raises this hurdle to 10% of adjusted gross income beginning in 2013. Currently, that family can get some relief from being able to take a $2,000 deduction (7.5% X $80,000 = $6,000; $8,000 –$6,000 = $2,000). Now in 2013, they will lose at least $500.

    7) The last one is the Cadillac tax. This ObummerCare provision imposes a 40% excise tax on the employer-paid premiums. But what’s interesting is how Obummer gave his union goons and peeps a free pass until 2018, after Obummer would have had a second term. Not happening now with Roberts going with the court libtards!

    Now you have senior adviser and messaging strategist David Plouffe (He got his ASS kicked by Candy Crowly on CNN 2 weeks ago) screaming to congressional DUMMOCRAPTS to campaign on the health care law.

    Another new tax is the ObummerCare tax on Medical Device Manufacturers that begins in 2013, places a 2.3% excise tax on all items retailing for more than $100. So all mobility assistance devices and personal testing supplies now have this new excise tax. Another new tax. HAHAHAHA libtard peeps!

    Remember Obummer claimed ObummerCare was not a new tax. The Libtard Supremes and John Roberts said it’s tax. Gotta agree with the Supreme Court of the land!

    The court ruled 7-2 and rejected the Medicaid expansion as written. Associate Justice Kagan even went with the majority against Obummer! Can’t stop laughing over that. So the 26 states won that battle.

    Yes, Romney now has a great campaign issue!!!!!

  46. 58

    Puddybud spews:

    Why Roberts voted to uphold the Republican plan is easier to understand if you grasp that he upheld the Republican plan for health care reform. He knew perfectly well the Democrats’ alternative plan would be Medicare-for-all. The righties calling him a “traitor” have their heads up their asses. They should give him credit for saving the conservatives’ approach to health care reform.

    Nope… He claimed it is a tax and so do all the libtard justices! Medicare is an institution and the libtard justices who agreed the states are not going to get screwed over this!

    New taxes on those under $250K. Lovely!

  47. 59

    Puddybud spews:

    Then Walker turned around and spent $117 million to eliminate the state’s manufacturing tax

    And how does a state attract new bidness? Remember when then Guvnur Locke gave Boeing all those union job tax breaks?

  48. 60

    Michael spews:

    Michael–
    Do you really believe EVERYONE will pay something for insurance or money in the pot?
    I don’t.
    What’s the penalty for folks who truly freeload little buddy?

    Of course it wont catch everyone. But, the system will be a big improvement over what we have today.

  49. 61

    Michael spews:

    The court ruled 7-2 and rejected the Medicaid expansion as written.

    The court ruled correctly on that one. Not everyone on the left supported Obama’s position. Most righty states don’t turn down federal dollars very often. Look for almost every state to participate, evenif they argued against it in the past.

    The Health Care law is a tax… Roberts and the court’s liberal justices said the individual mandate is constitutional because it functions as a tax.

    Which was one of the arguments that Obama’s folks made before the court.

  50. 62

    Puddybud spews:

    Which was one of the arguments that Obama’s folks made before the court.

    At the last minute. So Michael, if it’s a tax, why is Obummer and his surrogates running around afterward claiming otherwise?

  51. 63

    Puddybud spews:

    Not everyone on the left supported Obama’s position.

    So when McKenna was sued by all those wimens you supported McKenna Michael?

  52. 68

    Puddybud spews:

    And Terry, this is so interesting and ironic in many ways, because all through this fight for health care, the White House was insisting that this mandate was not a tax. Then, they went into the courts and argued that it was. Now, it has been upheld because the court has decided, indeed, it is a tax. – George Steponallofus ABC News

    And the middle class suffers the MOST!

  53. 69

    Puddybud spews:

    Where was the standard Bill Maher obligatory link in the Friday Night Funnies?

    Oh wait… it’s a bad day!

    This week, Obama’s million-dollar Super PAC donor and “comedian” Bill Maher leveled racial smears against Allen West and the “Party of the Apes.”

    Maher went on to say that when fellow Republican representatives greet Allen in Washington, they probably say, “‘Word, Allen. Word.’ Because that’s how they think black people talk.” …

    Of course, this isn’t the first time Bill Maher has made racist and sexist remarks. He has a history of offensive, misogynistic attacks on women as well.

    Yes, Bill is an ASS. That’s why he’s a HA favorite.

  54. 70

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Not sure why the righties are so keen on defending freeloaders

    Really? Republicans are the party dedicated to defending the accumulated power of the wealthy. Most wealthy people got that way freeloading – stealing someone’s wages or labor, usually. They’re the party of freeloaders.

  55. 71

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Oh, god, puddles is back….

    Been outta town making money, frequent flyer miles and hotel points.

    Translation:

    I was compelled to fly around in cramped cattle car, eat smoked almonds and stay in souless, antiseptic-smelling airport hotels so I could generate more money for my employer.

    I’m terribly impressed.

  56. 72

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    65. Puddybud spews:

    Now onto Fast and Furious… NUFF SAID Suckas…

    Puddles obviously isn’t allowed to read a newspaper or watch TV or access the internet when he’s on one of his hotel-point-gatherin’ junkets – or he would know that the whole FAST-NFURIOUS!!11!1!! thingy was all blown to hell the other day.

    Poor, out of touch puddles. This is what happens when homeschooled, ‘Jesus-rode-a-dinosaur’ rational-thinking-opponents are unleashed upon society – the stoooopid quotient goes way, WAY up.

  57. 73

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Puddles’ post @57 is entirely cribbed from Breitbart’s site here (watch out – it’ll make you stooopid).

    1. We all know the veracity of something associated with Breitbart.
    2. Puddles’ using it at length and without attribution is expected, but utterly dishonest and in violation of the rules around this place.

  58. 74

    "Baretta" spews:

    re ’69′: “Oh wait…’

    This is formulaic. You’ve been doing this for years — and it’s boring.

    Oh wait…. Puddy thinks it’s clever, so it never gets old!

  59. 75

    Puddybud spews:

    I was compelled to fly around in cramped cattle car, eat smoked almonds and stay in souless, antiseptic-smelling airport hotels so I could generate more money for my employer.

    What an ASShole. Too bad this fool doesn’t know what a Renaissance Marriott Hotel is and what the concierge floor is either.

    Business Class… Something Lib da Schmuck will not enjoy either.

    Full Size Class Rental Cars… Something Lib da Schmuck will not enjoy either.

    See ya chump. Thanks for playing!

  60. 76

    Puddybud spews:

    e would know that the whole FAST-NFURIOUS!!11!1!! thingy was all blown to hell the other day.

    Oh and why did 17 DUMMOCRAPTS vote to impeach.

    Lib da schmuck… so outta touch with reality!

  61. 77

    Puddybud spews:

    And the truth on those 7 taxes will set you free.

    NOTICE: Lib da schmuck can’t refute the truth.

    NOTICE: The Supreme Court libs said ObummerCare is a tax. George Steponallofus – “it is indeed a tax!”

    Has Lib da schmuck provided any refuting evidence?

    Nope cuz as always he’s a dope!

  62. 78

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    …Renaissance Marriott Hotel is and what the concierge floor is either.

    You’re bragging about that?!
    Heh.

  63. 79

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Oh and why did 17 DUMMOCRAPTS vote to impeach.

    They didn’t, moron. The vote was a contempt vote, not an impeachment vote. You should think about listening to other sources than Glenn Beck and Answers in Genesis.
    And those 17 are assholes.

    AND…FAST-N-FURIOUS was blown out of the water days ago…

  64. 80

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    And the truth on those 7 taxes will set you free.

    NOTICE: Lib da schmuck can’t refute the truth.

    One of those points of your concerned tanning booth use. That’s your big argument against the ACA? Tanning booths?

    Pathetic.

  65. 81

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Too bad this fool doesn’t know what a Renaissance Marriott Hotel is and what the concierge floor is either.

    Business Class… Something Lib da Schmuck will not enjoy either.

    Full Size Class Rental Cars… Something Lib da Schmuck will not enjoy either.

    You really don’t realize how ridiculous you sound, do you? Bragging about your full size rental cars on your business trips? Really?

    Unbelievable.

  66. 82

    Puddybud spews:

    You’re bragging about that?!

    You betcha! Your claim…

    souless, antiseptic-smelling airport hotels

    Apparently you’ve never been waited on in a hotel. That’s because you R an ASS!

    When I travel to San Jose… It’s the JW Marriott ya moron. Sucks to be you!

  67. 83

    Puddybud spews:

    You really don’t realize how ridiculous you sound, do you?

    It’s you who loves to denigrate others. And ya idiot, why spend the extra COMPANY cash on a luxury car? You just don’t get it when you travel on the company dime. It’s a game ya idiot.

    And all here know you don’t have game. Butt, thanks for playing!

  68. 86

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    I think ‘Full Size’ should be your new nickname, puddles.

  69. 87

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    Where’s da link?

    sorry – thought it was old news – see here.

  70. 88

    Puddybud spews:

    This made the news where I was Lib da schmuck. A few of us cracked up cuz:

    He’s from San Fransicko

    He’s from Pelosi’s area

    He probably voted for Obummer

    The warrant claims these e-mails contained images of children as young as perhaps a year old being sodomized by and performing oral sex on adult men. “I loved especially the nigger 2 year old getting nailed. Hope you’ll continue so I can see what the little blond bitch is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White Dick Rules!”

    Golly it’s amazing this didn’t make the Friday Night Comedy Link!

  71. 89

    Puddybud spews:

    A CNN blog is your “argument”?

    Bwaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaaaaa HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

    I read it, nothing new there. But the DOJ leaks are interesting… Funny this is CNN didn’t cover the story at all for those 16 months.

  72. 90

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    @89
    It’s a reprint of a story published in Fortune, fullsize.

    Nice try. Read it, you’ll love it.

  73. 91

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    A few of us cracked up cuz:

    How terribly Christian of you, fullsize, laughing at the troubles of another.

  74. 92

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    OK, I got work to do…enough time spinning fullsize in circles…too easy…

    later

  75. 93

    Puddybud spews:

    I wonder if that “gman” in post#88 was a follower of Harry Hay, you know one of those early gay rights activists campaigning to repeal sex age of consent laws?

  76. 94

    Puddybud spews:

    I read it, nothing new there

    Just some screaming about someone with a vendetta after Brian Terry was killed. Oh and the moronic comparison between the Bush administration and the Obummer sadministration was so sad. The article had to be written by a libtard!

    Butt, the Issa released transcripts are even more powerful than someone’s conjecture in a Fortune Magazine article.

    Once again Lib da schmuck is a EPIC FAYLE.

    Remember ObummerCare is a tax. The libs on the Supreme Court said so.

    Thanks for playing!

  77. 95

    Puddybud spews:

    How terribly Christian of you, fullsize, laughing at the troubles of another.

    gman told us all sex crimes were heterosexual in nature. Need to see the HA evidence lib da schmuck?

  78. 96

    Puddybud spews:

    Libtard Katherine Eban and her many aliases since graduating from Brown University wrote the slanted nonfactual Fortune article. Butt she screws up all the facts.

    I hope you’re noticing a pattern: Eban presents all this “shocking evidence,” but simple, basic, logical questions render her claims facially absurd. What she’s written is the equivalent of proving 4=5.

    And as all can see, when the kitchen heat elevates Lib da schmuck gives a lame excuse and leaves.

  79. 97

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    A question
    if you are pro life, why are you against universal health care?

  80. 99

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In that video, GOP Gov. Jindal compares health care reform to “Mardi Gras” — don’t miss it!

  81. 101

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.c.....icaid?lite

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: It certainly appears that if you elect a Republican to run your state, your state will be run by someone you didn’t elect whose name(s) you don’t even know. If Robbie McKenna becomes our governor, will he be bossed around by an out-of-state secret cabal, too?

  82. 102

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Mass Shooting Of The Day (TM)

    In another of those rare incidents that happen only a couple times a day, six people were gunned down at a house party in Seattle.

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/.....use-party/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Everyone knows guns don’t kill people. People kill people. So the obvious way to solve this problem is not banning guns but simply keeping them away from people.

  83. 103

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Although GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna apparently broke state law by using his King County Council office for political campaigning, the county ombudsman won’t investigate because it happened 10 years ago.

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/.....a-inquiry/

    Roger Rabbit: It’s now up to voters to decide whether McKenna should be barred from future pulic office for committing misconduct, misusing of taxpayer resources, and breaking laws.

  84. 104

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Danny Westneat calls the GOP meme for what it is: Bullshit.

    “When Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Mitt Romney’s liaison to Congress, got to the podium after the big Supreme Court ruling, she led with their campaign’s strongest punch.

    “‘The court ruled today that, in fact, the Affordable Care Act is a tax,’ the Spokane Republican said. ‘It is the largest tax in American history.

    “None of that is true.”

    Westneat also criticizes his own employer (which makes you wonder why he’s still working there):

    “These statements went mostly unchallenged, including in The Seattle Times. We quoted … the Washington Policy Center. ‘A majority of justices interpreted the mandate as a tax, making this one of the largest tax increases in American history ….’

    “[T]his tax falls on about 1 percent of people. And will bring in less than two-tenths of 1 percent of all federal tax revenues. Which means it’s more like one of the smaller taxes in American history.” …

    “PolitiFact, the fact-checking website, has noted that many tax packages dwarfed this one, including one passed under Reagan. It rated this claim as a ‘Pants-On-Fire’ falsehood.

    “At this point, you’re probably saying: OK, OK, they’re exaggerating. What’s the big deal? The big deal is that this has the feel of a Big Lie. It’s beyond the usual spin. It’s one of those choreographed misstatements that is so far off it can perversely become truer than true. Annihilating the facts from the blind side.”

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.c.....nny01.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Perhaps Westneat has coined a new phrase to describe the New Republican Party: “Annihilating the facts.” That’s what Republicans do. And that’s what you do, too, if you swallow their bullshit.

  85. 105

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What do I mean by “New Republican Party”? Well, this isn’t Lincoln’s or Eisenhower’s or even Reagan’s Republican Party anymore.

    The New Republican Party has come to stand for everything that is selfish, mean-spirited, dishonest, and corrupt in American society.

    Today’s Republicans would make even Nixon blush. And Lincoln? He’s spinning in his grave.

  86. 107

    Puddybud spews:

    Regarding the stupid Sam Seder comment above, Libtard Justice John Paul Stevens made history with Voter ID Laws.

    They are constitutional. So your bud in San Diego remember her, who told illegals to go out and vote… Francine Busby… yeah!

    Facts, always the enemies of libtards!

  87. 108

    Puddybud spews:

    DUMMOCRAPT Party,

    Not the party of JFK, LBJ or RFK anymore. Today it’s run by loons!

  88. 109

    Puddybud spews:

    In other news Usain “Lightning” Bolt, Olympic and World Record Holder, got his ASS kicked on Friday Night. Why didn’t the Friday Night Funnies Purveyor include this fact?

  89. 111

    Puddybud spews:

    What took you so long my marionette @110? Still right on time.

    So stupid for so long and the stupid is so strong. How many hits on that useless blog?

    Not many your honor!

  90. 113

    Puddybud spews:

    111 – Answer the question you hypocrite!

    Bwaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa

    I will never be your beta! You R my beta boi!

  91. 114

    spews:

    113 – Like I thought. A miserable coward..

    Goons huh? How’s it feel to be married to the mob?

    Moron..

  92. 115

    Michael spews:

    Hey look, it’s not a tax it’s a mandate!

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfro...../id/444119
    Boehner said the Supreme Court decision to uphold the law is shocking and is sending American in the wrong direction.

    “The idea that the federal government can mandate that the American people purchase a product is shocking to me,” he said of last week’s ruling. “All it really does is strengthen my resolve…to repeal this awful law, which is increasing the cost of health insurance for the American people and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.”

  93. 118

    Puddybud spews:

    Well, saying that centrist is a loaded term, it’s usually a Democratic president is more likely to appoint somebody near the middle who is less ideological. – Pete Williams NBC (Obummer’s Personal News Pipeline)

    Whatacrock. Well they have to spin it now that those three libtard Supremes called ObummerCare a tax!

  94. 119

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @106 Lots of things are “good nuff for Puddy” and other people with low standards.

  95. 120

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @115 Republicans never had a problem with forcing people into military service to die in some muddy ricepaddy in Korea or Vietnam. What makes buying a product so awful?

  96. 121

    Puddybud spews:

    Ohhh pooor pooor Roger DUMB Wabbit. After the decision was fully processed all we see are the taxes going up. 3 libtard wimen justices called it a tax.

    Yep facts always hurt the libtard mind!

  97. 122

    Puddybud spews:

    Hey Michael,

    You know maddog-20-20 ylb is having a fit you reading NewsMax. Well he is the moronic of the left. Glad to see you are expanding your documentation horizons!

  98. 123

    Puddybud spews:

    A gay activist with c h i l d p o r n on his computer and the HA crowd is silent. The gay activist makes whackamole sick comments.

    Crickets chirp!

  99. 124

    spews:

    LMAO @ the moron idiot @ 122..

    I know where Michael stands on the issues stupid.

    And it’s not the “stink right” side..

    See ya coward!

  100. 126

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    And gun nuts aren’t above exploiting taxpayers and kids, either.

    “Chicago’s firearm buyback program … aims to get dangerous weapons off the street. But a pro-gun rights group gleefully says it used the program to turn in ‘non-firing junk’ to raise money for a National Rifle Association youth shooting camp.”

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_n.....-camp?lite

  101. 128

    Michael spews:

    @127

    And that rally down in SLC where 150 people quit the Mormon Church in mass.

  102. 129

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @121 I won’t pay higher taxes because of the decision, and I bet you won’t either. OTOH Romneycare could save me and Mrs. Rabbit up to $2,500 a year on our insurance premiums if it means we no longer have to pay for freeloaders. It’ll save you money, too — unless you’re one of those freeloaders. Are you?

  103. 130

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @124 It’s so much more pleasant around here when the loon is gone for awhile. Maybe we should take up a collection to send him on a long cruise.

  104. 132

    who run Bartertown? spews:

    120. Roger Rabbit spews:
    @115 Republicans never had a problem with forcing people into military service to die in some muddy ricepaddy in Korea or Vietnam. What makes buying a product so awful?

    07/01/2012 AT 1:45 PM

    Roosevelt, Truman, and LBJ were Republican? WOW! I didnt know that!

    Thanks for clearing that up for us.

    moron.

  105. 133

    Michael spews:

    (CBS News) The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act has thrown many state governments in flux, either scrambling to ramp up preparations for increased Medicaid coverage or risking control of their insurance marketplace by banking on a new White House resident this November.
    Governors Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Bobby Jindal, R-La., for example, have made clear their intentions to pursue the latter, refusing to ready their states for the health care law’s provisions that will take full effect in 2014. “Every governor’s got two critical decisions to make,” Jindal, who frequents vice presidential rumors, said Sunday on Meet the Press. “One is do we set up these exchanges; and, secondly, do we expand Medicaid? And no, in Louisiana, we’re not doing either one of those things.

    “I don’t think it makes sense to do those,” Jindal continued. “I think it makes more sense to do everything we can to elect [presumptive GOP nominee] Mitt Romney to repeal ‘Obamacare.’”
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50.....nd-states/

    The Republican’s talk a good game, but in the end they tend to suck up federal dollars just as fast as they can get them. And even if the current governors don’t join in the program, future governors probably will. Net result: by 2014 most states will be fully onboard, by 2016 all states will be.

  106. 134

    Puddybud spews:

    OTOH Romneycare could save me and Mrs. Rabbit

    Moving to Massachusetts?

    Well see ya DUMB Wabbit!

  107. 135

    Puddybud spews:

    the moron idiot

    Seems the crazed databaze deala is projecting again. A Psych 101 thing. And he’s still beating his SEIU wife!

    Tsk tsk!

  108. 137

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    @124 It’s so much more pleasant around here when the loon is gone for awhile. Maybe we should take up a collection to send him on a long cruise.

    You mean ‘FullSize’? You’re right about that. And best thing? When we send him on that vacation – we can get him a ‘full size’ rental for cheap, because all of them have free upgrades!

    The sad thing about puddles – he’s too stooopid to realize that we’re making fun of him.

  109. 138

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    gman told us all sex crimes were heterosexual in nature. Need to see the HA evidence lib da schmuck?

    The nature of the perp is irrelevant – you’re still yucking it up over the failings of others.

    I ask again – is that very Christian of you?

  110. 139

    Michael spews:

    Well, PRI is back in power in Mexico. I have no idea what that means for the country, haven’t been paying attention to this one.

    (Reuters) – Mexican opposition candidate Enrique Pena Nieto’s campaign team claimed victory in the country’s presidential election on Sunday after exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin.

    Pena Nieto, 45, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), led by between 8 and 11 percentage points in exit polls published by three of Mexico’s main television networks after voting ended on Sunday night.

    Shortly afterward his campaign manager, Luis Videgaray, declared victory.

    “It is a resounding triumph,” Videgaray told Milenio television, adding that he was hopeful the PRI would have a majority in the Senate and possibly in the lower house of Congress, too.

    The PRI, which governed Mexico for 71 years until losing power in 2000, has staged a comeback behind the handsome Pena Nieto, who has pledged to open state-owned oil monopoly Pemex to foreign investors, raise tax revenue and liberalize the labor market.
    http://www.reuters.com/article.....G320120702

    Now foreign investors can lose there shirts investing in Pemex!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....uction.PNG

  111. 140

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A federal judge has blocked a Republican law designed to put Mississippi’s only abortion clinic out of business.

  112. 141

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @134 “Moving to Massachusetts?”

    Nope. Haven’t you heard? Romneycare is coming to Seattle.

  113. 142

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @132 Eisenhower and Nixon were Democrats? Thanks for clearing that up for us, moron.

  114. 145

    Michael spews:

    Rupert Murdoch’s vote of no confidence in Mitt Romney’s campaign for president is the latest sign, three people who speak to Murdoch told BuzzFeed, that the most powerful man in conservative media thinks the Republican nominee is too weak to win.
    “Met Romney last week,” Murdoch tweeted at 7:32 Sunday morning. Obama’s “tough …Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless [Romney] drops friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.”
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmi.....-allies-sa

    Like I’ve said before, Obama certainly could lose the election, but there’s nothing there to support the chorus of “Obama’s crashing, Obama’s in trouble” that we’re hearing from our righty trolls.

  115. 146

    Puddybud spews:

    The sad thing about puddles – he’s too stooopid to realize that we’re making fun of him.

    “Attempt” Lib da schmuck… “Attempt”…

    And a poor “attempt” it is.

    The really sad thing is everyone sees your “attempts”.

    Facts seem to explode your attempts!

  116. 147

    Puddybud spews:

    you’re still yucking it up over the failings of others.

    Pot meet Kettle!

    Your M.O. forever!

  117. 148

    Puddybud spews:

    The nature of the perp is irrelevant

    Tell that to gman! Oh wait… he’s one of yours so gman gets a pass!

  118. 149

    Michael spews:

    @143
    I think it might have something to do with that “mandate” that John Boehner keeps talking about.

  119. 150

    Puddybud spews:

    The really sad thing about Lib da schmuck is he forgets what he posts…

    Translation:

    I was compelled to fly around in cramped cattle car, eat smoked almonds and stay in souless, antiseptic-smelling airport hotels so I could generate more money for my employer.

    EPIC FAYLE! More of Lib da schmucks’ projection. A Psych 101 thing! From then on Lib da schmuck just swirls down his leetle toilet. He gets nastier and nastier. Jealousy!… Very Frightening!

    Seriously doubt he’s flown international first class. Had a personal chef on a plane. Received flannel pajamas to sleep overnight. Seriously doubt he’s flown bidness class. Cattle car for that moron. So what does Lib da schmuck do… he denigrates the opponent to bring them down to his level. Well dude, another EPIC FAYLE!

    So sad so sad!

    Make fun all you want moron. Mrs Puddy and I will fly free all over da world, laughing at fools like you Lib da schmuck!

  120. 151

    Puddybud spews:

    I think it might have something to do with that “mandate” that John Boehner keeps talking about.

    Oh you mean ObummerCare and those taxes coming to everyone!

  121. 153

    Puddybud spews:

    Mandate a new tax Michael! Something Obummer said he would not do to peeps making less that $250,000

  122. 154

    Michael spews:

    @153
    One of our trolls came on here hollerin’ about how every time Obama says “mandate” he’s was going to be called a liar. But, it’s Boehner hollerin’ mandate and I don’t see our troll around callin’ the man a liar.

    People are funny like that.

  123. 155

    Puddybud spews:

    The Speaker said the Supreme Court ruling, which defined the mandate as a tax, strengthened his “resolve” to get rid of the law.

    See how simple that was Michael?

    Because the Supreme Court said the health care mandate was a tax, Boehner said the tax is going to harm small businesses. “It’s getting in the way of employers hiring new workers because of these increased costs of government-run health insurance,” he said.

    Clear as day!

  124. 156

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @155 It doesn’t even apply to any business with less than 50 employees, dumbass.

  125. 157

    Puddybud spews:

    It doesn’t even apply to any business with less than 50 employees

    And?

    Boehner said the real definition of small businesses are those with up to 500 employees.

    Once again an EPIC FAYLE! Poor DUMB Wabbit!

  126. 158

    Michael spews:

    @155

    You needs to tell it to your troll buddy, not me. I don’t give an F’ what they call it. I just thought it interesting that our troll was all up in arms about Obama saying mandate and silent about Boehner.

  127. 159

    Puddybud spews:

    Michael,

    The mandate is a tax per the Supreme Court. That’s what Boehner discussed on CBS’ DeFace The Nation! Somehow that’s lost on your little mind! Boehner discussed the mandate as a tax!

    Remember Obummer told George Steponallofus in 2009 ObummerCare mandate was not a tax, it was through the Commerce Clause. The Supremes said no, it’s a straight up tax, not through the Commerce Clause and they could not suck da money from Medicare to fund ObummerCare. So the 26 states won their argument 7-2.

    Good night leetle Michael.

    Man you are as dense as da schmuck!

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    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    you’re still yucking it up over the failings of others.

    Pot meet Kettle!

    Your M.O. forever!

    But I’m not a Christian – I’m a godless atheist.

    I ask again, fullsize, is it ‘Christian’ of you to take such joy in the failings and troubles of others?

  129. 161

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie spews:

    The really sad thing about Lib da schmuck is he forgets what he posts…

    I haven’t forgotten anything, fullsize. I find it hysterically funny that you need to brag about the tiny details of your travel…you seem to think that full size rentals, or flannel pajamas, or the JW Marriott in San Jose somehow confers special-ness on your sorry ass, and your insane right-wing opinions.

    We’re laughing at you, fullsize.

  130. 162

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Boehner said the real definition of small businesses are those with up to 500 employees.”

    So what? P.S., you sleep in pajamas? You sleep in fucking pajamas?

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  131. 163

    Puddybud spews:

    I haven’t forgotten anything, fullsize. I find it hysterically funny that you need to brag about the tiny details of your travel

    I find it sad Lib da schmuch has to denigrate others for your lousy sucky life. A Psych 101 Thing!

    How is that Motel 6? Did Tom leave the light on for you? Or is it Days Inn? A Beautiful Morning? Do tell schmucko!!!!!

    Hence I have to set the epic record straight. So how does it feel sitting back in cattle class?

    Mrs Puddy and I will not be thinking about you on our next free trip!

    HAHAHAHAHA! Laugh all you want while you pay for airfare and accommodations!