Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

SlateTV: The GOP’s mad rush to immigration reform.

Ed: Republicans try to reinvent themselves with minority voters.

The Losers Weepers:

Kimmel: This week in unnecessary censorship.

Sam Seder: So long, Twinkies.

The five funniest campaign videos of 2012.

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

Mark Fiore: Newly frugal guy!

Young Turks: Rep. Allen West loses election & his grip with reality.

The Petraeus Surge:

Monika Eckhart goes to Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers’ Office.

Rush Limbaugh goes all apoplectic over a Twinkie joke petition!

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

Pap and Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Obama should get tough against GOP obstruction.

Super-duper-scandal of All Time:

White House: West Wing Week.

Lawrence O’Donnell: Rewriting a blatant, malicious FAUX News conspiracy theory

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

Comments

  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I get a feeling something epochal is happening within the GOP like the ground swaying under your feet. It’s as though some of their electeds suddenly realize that crazy isn’t a good platform to run on. Who knows, if they quit talking crazy, maybe they’ll even stop acting crazy. Miracles can happen. I won’t hold my breath, though.

  2. 2

    Troll spews:

    Darryl, we live in a city run by a Democrat, within the 7th District that is run by a Democrat, within a county that is run by a Democrat, within a state that is run by a Democrat, within a country that is run by a Democrat. Plus, we have to Democratic US Senators.

    You are aware of that, right? Looking through your post, it’s mostly about Republicans. Can’t find anything good to say about your party? Are they doing that shitty of a job?

  3. 3

    Puddybud spews:

    Notice how leftards attack Graham and McCain and forget Kelly Ayotte was there at the original news conference on Susan Rice’s duplicity.

    And if McCain is such a woman hater why did he choose a woman for his ticket in 2008?

    Leftists… a real scary bunch! If you don’t like the call… package it as racism!

  4. 6

    Deathfrogg spews:

    And if McCain is such a woman hater why did he choose a woman for his ticket in 2008?

    Because she had nice legs.

  5. 7

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Heres something else about life.

    This is what Conservatives want. They see pregnancy as divine retribution for the sin of getting pregnant, and the woman must be punished for making herself sexually unavailable to the man for the time she is pregnant. When she is raped, she must be punished with carrying her rapists baby to term. When she is 11 years old and porked by her daddy or her uncle and gets pregnant, she has committed sin.

    That case in Ireland is what the conservatives see as being the ideal situation, the woman sinned, became pregnant, and was punished accordingly.

  6. 9

    Puddybud spews:

    Using an Irish example to make your pitiful case OWS deadtoad?

    That case in Ireland is what the conservatives see as being the ideal situation, the woman sinned, became pregnant, and was punished accordingly.

    How OWS deadtoad? She was married you moron!

    When she is 11 years old and porked by her daddy or her uncle and gets pregnant, she has committed sin.

    So you use p e d o as your other example?

    Man you are one sick person OWS deadtoad! Imagine if your mother didn’t get the divine retribution for the sin of getting pregnant? [your exact words untainted] We’d have one less lunatic idiotic moron on this planet – YOU!

  7. 10

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @4

    Here’s something about life… something unknown to leftists…

    Wow, puddl, those parents chose to deliver that baby.

    You seem to believe in choice only when people agree with you. How small.

  8. 11

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @8, 9

    Puddl is again living the maxim, “Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

  9. 12

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @7
    Saw that, what a horrific story.

    Once again mindless religiosity and dogma destroy, in this case a beautiful, young, accomplished woman – probably someone our resident trolls would call a ‘maker’, not a ‘taker’.

    And the story is totally germane to our domestic discussion of women’s rights – this woman was experiencing a miscarriage of her pregnancy at 17 weeks – and as the fetus dies and putrifies (archaic term for necrosis or rotting that captures the process well), it introduces overwhelming bacterial infection and a process termed ‘sepsis’ or ‘septicemia’ – a condition with a horrific mortality rate, as witnessed here.

    It is germane because this is exactly the sort of situation that now-kicked-to-the-curb Teahaddists and puddl-hero Joe Walsh told us couldn’t happen with ‘modern technology’.

    This is part and parcel of the Republican war on women, which is actually a war on all of us who think – you know, us liberals and feminists and environmentalists and unionists – people who strive for freedom and fairness by applying thought and reason.

    May this fucking tragedy open some hearts and minds….

  10. 13

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Hey, it’s Saturday!
    And our President, Barack Hussein Obama, was reelected!

    Damn it feels good to be a Democrat.

  11. 14

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @13
    and ELIZABETH WARREN is a Senator!! and so is TAMMY BALDWIN!! and MAZZIE HIRONO!!

    Check this picture out!

    WHOOT!

  12. 16

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @15
    and gay-hating bigots lost in ALL FOUR ELECTIONS!!!

    Love this letter from awesome Chris Kluwe to smary editors of St. Paul Pioneer Press calling them on their bullshit.

  13. 17

    spews:

    Typical right wing tool looking at women as sex objects!

    “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade said on air Friday that Fox hires female hosts by looking at “the Victoria’s Secret catalog” and asking, “Can any of these people talk?” Media Matters points out that his comment is just the latest in a string of sexist utterances on Kilmeade’s and other Fox shows.

    http://www.salon.com/2012/11/1.....catalogue/

    Psssst.. Fox is Puddyidiot’s favorite source of “information”…

  14. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @17 “Can any of these people talk?”

    Most people can’t, nor write either.

    Back in 1962, I became a Goldwaterite because conservatives of that time seemed to have a knack for making complicated things simple. (There were some problems with that, of the jamming-square-peg-into-round-hole variety, as I learned later.) While I now believe simpletons shouldn’t be put in charge of complicated problems, I continue to admire written expression that distills things down to their essence. (Kind of like Jack Daniels No. 7 does.) Which brings me to this:

    “What [conservatives] fail to understand, in their self-righteous umbrage … at liberal economist Paul Krugman, who called for the President to hang tough against Republicans in the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations, is that Krugman is … right …, as in correct. Because a Depression – and that’s what has been threatening ever since the U.S. economy went off a cliff in 2008 – requires different medicine from a common recession, just as cancer requires different medicine from a cold.

    “My real hero in this case is the other man conservatives most love to vilify these days, Fed chair Ben Bernanke. ‘Helicopter Ben’ got his nickname for suggesting that the government could just throw money from helicopters to halt a market collapse. In the end, in 2008, he didn’t do that. Instead the Fed gave trillions to the big banks, at the behest of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

    “The banks stuck the money in their vaults, gave each other huge bonuses, kept the bad loans Bernanke’s money had re-paid to squeeze debtors a little more, and stuck the rest in the Romney campaign kitty.

    “What Bernanke originally suggested, what Krugman said should have been done, was to simply spend the money, instead of trying to get it into the system through the bankers whose policies had caused the collapse. And that’s the classic cure for Depression, which is a crisis in demand that eventually results in deflation as supply can’t find a market, contracting supply and collapsing the economy like an airplane falling from the sky.

    “The Recovery Act of 2009 tried to do some of that. Krugman argues it didn’t do enough and, due to political opposition, did much of its work in inefficient ways, lowering some folks’ taxes instead of just getting people to work.

    “The act was sized based on what government economists said the economy was doing at the end of 2008 – falling at an annual rate of 4%/year. Instead, it was falling at a rate of 9%, twice as fast. And it kept falling at that rate through the first part of 2009, while the act was being debated. Things were that bad.

    “Krugman argues that because the Recovery Act wasn’t big enough, and because it didn’t focus enough on direct job creation, the recovery from that point has been weak. And it has been. He says the inability to get additional stimulus from a Republican Congress, combined with Europe’s decision to act like Republicans and plop for austerity, has kept the recovery weak. What he wants now isn’t austerity, but more stimulus, and he thinks calling the Republicans’ bluff on the ‘fiscal cliff’ – which he calls nonsense – is the best way forward.

    “You know who agrees with Krugman? China. Our biggest creditor, Europe’s biggest creditor, wants growth policies instead of austerity. … When the world’s biggest creditor says we’ve gone too far in trying to repay his loans, pay attention.

    “When you have bad loans, you write them off. That reduces the money supply so you order up new money. Then you put that money to work on new loans, for things that will lead to more economic growth. Like infrastructure. That’s what would get our unemployment rate down …. Put people to work building stuff that the rest of us can use to expand the economy at an accelerating rate, and we’ll be fine in no time.

    http://seekingalpha.com/articl.....#038;ifp=0

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This is about the most concise explanation I’ve seen of why Obama is right, and Romney and Boehner and Austrian School guys and supply siders are wrong, and why it’s essential for Obama to stick to his guys and slap those guys down. I doubt very many of the voters who slapped them down on Nov. 6 understood the economic mechanics — at least, not as clearly as this writer does — but they instinctively realized who is screwing them and had enough sense to not vote for getting screwed even more.

    Not that it was hard to see, when the one-percenters ran a ham-fisted vulture capitalist, who got rich the dirty way, for president (what were they thinking?), which perhaps is a measure of how far their hubris and arrogance had gone.

    It may be that raising taxes on the rich won’t solve the deficit problem and is merely punitive. But that’s fine, too. Revenge has its place in any social order. Obama, like Lincoln, has been far more conciliatory toward a group of people who trashed our country than they deserve. Lincoln didn’t put the Confederates on trial because of the kind of people they were, but because of the kind of man he was. Same with Obama vis-a-vis the banksters. Obama’s idea of revenge is to make them pay the same taxes the rest of us do.

    They should take that deal.

  15. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    correction in “Roger Rabbit Commentary” @18:

    should read “and why it’s essential for Obama to stick to his guns and slap those guys down.”

  16. 20

    Puddybud spews:

    Wow ylbuttspigot media morons takes a comment out of context. Sure it was crude, but then again you never seem to have any issues with Bill Maher and his misogynist crude commentary over conservative women.

    Cry Puddy a river ylbuttspigot. Another useless diarrhea stain in another thread!

  17. 21

    Puddybud spews:

    “Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”

    And who said

    Because she had nice legs.

    OWS deadtoad…

    Thanks for playng dunceman and OWS deadtoad. Two peas in a pod!

  18. 22

    Puddybud spews:

    Speaking of Oblamer sticking to his guns… Approximately 450,000 jobs have been lost since Oblamer was reerected!

    Yippeeiokaiyay say the libtards!

  19. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Everything has a bottom. The ocean does; falling stock markets do; alcoholics hit rock bottom; perhaps even the Republican Party has bottomed and is beginning a turnaround.

    Maybe the decline of organized labor has bottomed out, too. With workers beaten down by increasingly greedy and abusive employers, and a labor-friendly Democratic president making appointments to the NLRB and federal courts, it may be time for a labor turnaround. There certainly are signs.

    “As snack eaters mourn the loss of their beloved Twinkies — Hostess Brands says a worker strike is shutting them down — more employees across the country seem to have an appetite for walking off the job.

    “Analysts say the reason may be that workers feel they’ve had enough when it comes to issues over pay, hours and benefits and that it’s time to fight back. ‘There’s nothing to lose when you’re up against the wall,’ said Emily Rosenberg, director of the labor education center at DePaul University. ‘Workers feel that the courts are against them,’ she added. ‘The politicians are against them and the boss says there are 15 workers waiting to take your job at a lower rate of pay. There is no other answer than to organize.’ …

    “During the 1970s, there was a yearly average of 289 major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers in the U.S. By the 1990s, that had dropped to some 35 each year. In 2009, there were only five. But in 2010, there were 11 major work stoppages in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That climbed to 19 in 2011.”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/49853624

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: We’re still a very long way from the union clout of the 1950s or the labor activism of 1970s, but maybe the pendulum is starting to swing the other way.

    Before we go further, let me point out a couple of things here. First, the 1950s were the high water mark of union membership (as a percentage of the workforce) and union jobs. Who were those union men of the 1950s? They were the returning veterans from World War 2, the heroes who fought and defeated Hitler and Tojo, who then faced off against Stalin and Khrushchev in the Cold War — all staunch anti-communists. In the 1950s, American union halls were among the most anti-communist places on earth.

    Union activism ramped up in the 1970s because that’s when the Decline of the American Worker began. Anti-worker government policies kicked into high gear at the same time as recession and inflation — which are not acts of God or nature, but engineered by humans — squeezed the working class. As we now know, the Forces of Greed didn’t stop at the factory gate, but reached ever higher into the middle and professional classes. The lesson of that time is that even such traditionally non-union professional workers as doctors, lawyers, and accountants need to be in solidarity with the guys on America’s shop floors, because the greed of the banking and Wall Street elites has no bounds and will consume everyone in their path if they aren’t stopped early on.

    And before our conservative friends chime in with wails about “union thugs,” let me point out that CEOs, stockholders, and one-percenters are doing just fine. The Owner Class now gets nearly 60% of America’s GDP, the working classes only 40%; it used to be the other way around. And I don’t need to remind you which group is the “takers” and which the “makers,” do I? The resurgence of labor and the uptick in strikes isn’t a Bolshevik movement aimed at overthrowing capitalism. It’s simply the “makers” bargaining for a fairer share of what they produce, i.e. there’s no logical reason for the “takers” to take it all. What is bargaining if not capitalism? You can’t get much more capitalist than a management-labor bargaining table. About the only thing more capitalist than that is a farmer’s market.

    Workers demanding their fair share will be good for the economy. The Greed Class is too short-sighted to realize that workers are their customers, and beating down wages destroys their markets. The Hostess Bakery strike will turn out to be a good thing. Twinkies will come back, but in the hands of new owners who are better stewards of an iconic product and brand than the economic rapists of the Hedge Fund Era ever were, and the bakery jobs that will return will be better jobs than those lost when the pirate capitalists went under.

  20. 24

    Puddybud spews:

    You seem to believe in abortion no matter the circumstances dunceman. How petty.

    BTW the Irish hospital should be sued for everything by the husband.

    Still doesn’t change anything about dunceman… still an idiot!

  21. 25

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 “Approximately 450,000 jobs have been lost since Oblamer was reerected”

    Where did you get that? The monthly unemployment claims statistics? The fact is, puddydope, the economy is adding net 160,000+ jobs a month.

    Romney, of course, knew that when he promised 12 million jobs in 4 years. Two-thirds of those are a gimme, no matter who’s in the White House, because the economy will add 8 million jobs over the next 4 years if the administration does absolutely nothing. Romney figured to get the other 4 million by repealing Obamacare, eviscerating the EPA, and allowing union-busting to continue apace. Most of those 4 million jobs would have been minimum-wage service jobs.

  22. 26

    spews:

    Sure it was crude, but then again you never seem to have any issues with Bill Maher

    LOL! Never watch Maher stupid.. I find him a tad obnoxious and grating..

    No issues with him opposing the morons you love though.

    And remember his old show “Politically Incorrect”???

    Whadaya know? Now PStupid’s gone PC!

  23. 28

    Troll spews:

    You Democrats got everything you wanted in the last election. I’m just amazed how you still are miserable and do nothing but bitch.

  24. 29

    spews:

    28 – Barack Obama is the best Republican president since Bill Clinton who in turn was the best Republican since Ike Eisenhower you silly troll.

    Democrats will be happy when we have a Bernie Sanders in the White House and a Congress who agrees wholeheartedly with his agenda!

    Go F yourself right wing racist tool.

  25. 30

    ArtFart spews:

    @17 Well, that certainly doesn’t explain Greta Van Susteren. The again, I doubt that anything does.

  26. 32

    ArtFart spews:

    @23 “Twinkies will come back, but in the hands of new owners who are better stewards of an iconic product”

    Well, hopefully. At this particular moment it could just as well turn out that something will turn up on store shelves labeled “Twinkies” that look about the same, except they’ll be made in some sweatshop in China and the white glop inside will be laced with asbestos.

  27. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 The answer to that is don’t buy it. I buy nothing made in China. Not just to bring American manufacturing jobs back to America, but also because absolutely everything the Chinese sell us is toxic shit. They’re trying to kill us off with bad products so their military doesn’t have to.

  28. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @28 As others have pointed out, the voters elected the only halfway decent Republican they could find — Obama.

  29. 35

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    You Democrats got everything you wanted in the last election.

    Not true, dipshit. Republican gerrymandering resulted in Democrats getting way more votes but fewer seats in the House.

    Why do Republicans hate democracy?

  30. 36

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @32,33

    Don’t eat industrial food.

    All these asshole Republican “restaurant” owners – you know, ptomaine huts like Applebee’s and Denny’s and Papa John’s – are slinging the shit that is making Americans obese and toxin-laden.

    Same with Hostess – producing non-nutritional ‘food-like’ products – good riddance. It’s a failing of the system that the people they employ (but have no voice in the governance) get the shaft for the bad decisions and inherently bad products pushed by the corporation.

  31. 37

    Libertarian spews:

    @32,

    Those jobs are never coming back. Manufacturing will continue to decline in the US due to oppressive labor union demands and government regulations. Particularly nasty is the EPA, which tries its level best to destroy all manufacturing. What EPA and enviro zealots don’t relize is that their “perfect” world on no polution would have no people in it.

    Hostess may have had bad management, but it’s the nutty bakers union that will get the blame for the failure of that company. (I realize, of course, that you Neo-Socialists would like to put to death anyone who eats a Twinkie instead of tofu, and could r4eally care less about Hostess.)

    Neo-Socialists, it’s the private sector that produce the nation’s wealth. It’s the private sector that provides the wealth to even have a federal government. When you realize that and free the private sector, we’ll have wide-spread prosperity.

  32. 39

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    Because she had nice legs.

    That statement was either/both political satire, or an indictment of the way Republican men think.

    Do you not get this, puddl? Are you that thick? You actually think that deathfrogg was saying that as his point of view, on the level?

    Puddl, let me ask you this…can you write a post without silly names or weird syntax? Just a statement or a question, simply put, advancing your argument or critiquing another in a logical fashion?

    ‘Cause what you’re doing makes you look completely stupid.

  33. 40

    Libertarian spews:

    Roger Rabbit,

    How many C-130 aircraft are required to airlift 369,000 pound of US currency from the East Coast to Iraq? How would the AIr force do the job, and how much assets and resources would be required? Given C-130 E-models, what is the approximate time to get one C-130 from the East Coast to Baghdad? How would you stage the missions? Where would you position your MRT’s (maintenance repair teams), and how would you provide security for the missions?

  34. 41

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    Manufacturing will continue to decline in the US due to oppressive labor union demands and government regulations.

    Then why are excellent, competitive industrial goods produced in Germany and France and Italy?

  35. 42

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    Particularly nasty is the EPA, which tries its level best to destroy all manufacturing.

    You reveal yourself to be a complete buffoon, deserving of forever breathing 1970s Los Angeles air and swimming in 1960s era Cuyahoga River water, and consuming a diet of Chinese melamine-laced protein products.

  36. 43

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    it’s the private sector that produce the nation’s wealth.

    More precisely, it is LABOR that generates ALL wealth.

  37. 44

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    When you realize that and free the private sector, we’ll have wide-spread prosperity.

    Mmm hmm…and child labor, and Triangle Shirtwaist era sweatshops, and no unions and no weekends and no social mobility and a vast polluted wasteland of poverty, and human and environmental degradation.

    We tried that, dinosaur, doesn’t work.

  38. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @35 As you point out, a little-known fact of the 2012 is that Democrats received more popular votes than Republicans in House races, yet the GOP retained a 30-plus seat majority in the House. That sure looks like partisan gerrymandering to me — and it’s as undemocratic as hell. The redistricting system needs to change.

  39. 46

    Troll spews:

    @29

    I do agree with Bernie Sanders in regard to war, specifically one war. WWll. I believe The US and Russia shouldn’t have gone to war with Germany. I think we should have left Germany alone to do what it wanted to do.

  40. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @37 “Those jobs are never coming back.”

    You’ve been listening to Bruce Springsteen too much. You’re wrong. They’re already coming back. Moreover, as globalization levels wages, they’ll increasingly come back. China and India are already losing their wage advantage. Workers in those countries won’t be satisfied to live in dormitories on slave-labor wages forever.

  41. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @40 Is there a point in there somewhere? What, exactly, are you asking me?

    If this is a troops-versus-private contractors type of question, I think my answer would be that cost efficiency in managing military flights might be a lower priority than military efficacy and the ability to maintain direction military command-and-control over military air transport assets.

  42. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Investing Or Gambling?

    Macao casino mogul Sheldon Adelson poured $100 million into Romney’s and other Republicans’ campaigns this year. A Romney victory was worth about $2 billion of tax breaks to Adelson over 4 years. That’s a 20-to-1 ROI (return on investment), or about 500% a year. (Compare that to the 1/10 of 1% your bank pays you on your passbook savings.) Not hard to see what Adelson’s motivation was. Only problem is, Romney lost, and Adelson’s “investment” went up in smoke. Still, his wage of $100M against a potential $2B return is probably far better odds than he gives the patrons of his casinos. So he can’t say he was rooked.

  43. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Factoid: When Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup Co., was a teenager and had her ears pierced, the job was done by Bruce Springsteen’s dad who was a local jeweler.

  44. 53

    ArtFart spews:

    @33 I’m with you on that one. Requires a certain amount of vigilance and a willingness to think outside the box–or at least read what’s printed there. Not long ago I had a bit of a spat with my wife who kept wanting to buy Farman’s pickles–“Well, they’re a local brand, right?” Nope–it still says “A Northwest tradition” on the front of the jar, but they’re made in China and sold under a brand name that’s now owned by a company in Illinois. Besides, they cost more than the other brand we buy now.

    Now, of course, there’s that little fracas over labeling of products containing GMO’s…

  45. 54

    ArtFart spews:

    “swimming in 1960s era Cuyahoga River water”

    Would that be before or after the river caught fire?

  46. 56

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @53
    Glad to hear that. Farman’s pickles suck, I think. I’ve had a very hard time finding a good pickle around here.

  47. 57

    Puddybud spews:

    Never watch Maher

    Who claimed you watched Maher ylbuttspigot? His actions were posted here and you never said a bad thing about Maher! Review your crazed databaze!

    Typical so typical!

  48. 58

    Puddybud spews:

    That statement was either/both political satire, or an indictment of the way Republican men think.

    The standard answer of dunceman. SATIRE.

    Your so sorry dunceman… Useless as ever!

  49. 59

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Though official corporate tax rates in the U.S. are among the highest in world – nearly 40 percent when state and local tax laws are combined – numerous breaks and subsidies lower the effective tax rate – the amount companies actually pay – to about a third of that, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of tax data earlier this year. As a result, U.S. companies pay less in taxes, as a percentage of gross domestic product, than nearly all of their competitors in the developed world, according to the Tax Policy Center.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/busines.....-1C7118819

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This doesn’t stop Republicans from pressing for even lower taxes (read: none) on business. But the GOP’s tax plan (wage earners pay all the taxes; investors, hedge fund billionaires, heirs and heiresses, landlords, and capitalists pay none) was defeated at the polls. Let’s hope they don’t forget that.

  50. 61

    Michael spews:

    Am I the only one that’s getting the feeling that The Right says it needs to makes some changes and is totally cool with that as long those changes don’t actually change anything?

  51. 62

    spews:

    http://thinkprogress.org/secur.....tatements/

    GOP Rep Admits CIA Approved U.N. Ambassador’s Talking Points On Libya

    By Hayes Brown on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has admitted that the CIA and intelligence community approved U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice’s talking points before she made her much-derided Sept. 16 appearance on several Sunday news shows to discuss the attacks in Benghazi. King, one of the most outspoken critics of the Obama administration’s response to the attack, came to his conclusion following testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus.

    After leaving the closed-door hearing, King spoke with reporters for several minutes about Petraeus’ statements. Rice’s television appearances were among the topics discussed, leading King to indicate that while Petraeus did not personally write Rice’s talking points, the CIA did approve them:

    Poor sad little puddypussypissypants haz a sad.

    He’s wrong agains.

  52. 63

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @58
    Tedious, and dumb as a brick, as usual.

    Are you really that stupid, in real life, or is just an act as part of your ‘persona’ here?

    Because if you are that dense, it’s a wonder you make it out of the house every morning without killing yourself with a spoon at the breakfast table.

    I don’t have the patience anymore, or the interest, in walking you back through your posts and where you compound error after error…all the while flinging invective and insult. You really are a buffoon.

  53. 67

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    His actions were posted here and you never said a bad thing about Maher!

    Oh, poor puddl is demanding people repudiate Maher?
    Trying to forge some (false) equivalence with Rush Limbaugh or Ann Colter, and thereby weaseling out of repudiating their vileness?

    No. They are different. Maher has said offensive things I don’t agree with, but far far more often he is a voice of hilarious leftist reason. He is not cog in a vast machine of hate and greed – like Limbaugh, Malkin, Coulter, Beck, etc – and all of FoxNews.

    No, this is just more puddl dishonesty/stupidity.

  54. 70

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @69 No! The banksters and Wall Street grifters have gotten enough free stuff! It’s time for them to pay taxes!!

  55. 72

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The No. 1 and No. 2 ranked college football teams both lost today, Kansas State going down to Baylor, and Oregon losing in OT to Stanford.

  56. 73

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Ron Barber has won his race in Arizona, keeping Gabby Giffords’ House seat in Democratic hands. The fact Democrats swept all three of Arizona’s competitive House races is perhaps an indication of how completely fed up with the GOP voters have become.

  57. 75

    Puddybud spews:

    Puddy sez…

    His actions were posted here and you never said a bad thing about Maher

    ylbuttspigot posits from June

    Don’t care much for Bill Maher’s schtick.

    Yeah you really ogt on his case.

    Regarding Rush and his escapades… did his actions denigrate others?

    Such as stooooooooooooooopid smelly diarrhea stain ylbuttspigot is!

  58. 76

    Puddybud spews:

    @62,

    Think Progress? Really rujax? And dunceman is as stupid as ever… Here is the video schmucko…

    BTW dumb as a cinder block rujax, you forgot it from yesterday… Well you are the gutter dweller along with ylbuttspigot!

    And that’s what Think Progress calls an admission? Did you listen to the Think Progress admitted video at 46 seconds… Al Qaeda reference was TAKEN OUT! At 2:20 Al Qaeda affiliates… again! 4:05 Sept 14, strong indications Al Qaeda…

    YOU LOSE rujax! Bwaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa haaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! – The Puddy video always trumps rujax horse manure!

    dunceman, when you listen to rujax you are as stooooooooooooooooopid as a cinder block. Full of smelly air too!

  59. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @76 “Here is the video schmucko…”

    Gee, puddles, how hard is it to find a Republican congressman spewing GOP talking points on Faux Snooze when you don’t have facts and need a partisan opinion to back up your argument? Any kid could do that in 5 minutes …

    And you diss Rujax for citing Think Progress? Using Fox News? really? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  60. 78

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I can’t stop giggling at the look of disbelief on that Fox anchor’s face when Obama won Ohio and the election … and Karl Rove’s meltdown was one for the ages … those stupid fucks actually thought Romney was going to win, because they believed their own bullshit about the polls being wrong! That’s like a fish baiting a hook and catching itself!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  61. 79

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Those people live in a bubble. I mean, really, they’re in a make-believe world! Right before the election, a Barron’s editor wrote at least two separate feature-length articles about why the polls were wrong and Romney was gonna win a smashing electoral college victory! It’s all in the data crunching, you see.

    “At the moment, Romney looks likely to capture at least 289 and possibly 299 [electoral votes], says John Morgan, who retired a few years back after nearly 30 years as one of the Republican Party’s top election demographers. Obama, he says, has 211 electoral votes in his pocket now, mainly from the East and West coasts, Illinois, and New Mexico. And, as Al Gore learned to his rue in 2000, electoral — not popular — votes determine who resides in the White House.”

    Yeah I’m sure Team Obama needed the tutorial on how presidents are elected! As if they didn’t know. But here’s the money quote, farther into the article:

    “Morgan says that demographic trends in the counties, not the polls, are the best predictors of an election outcome.”

    Yeah right! We know how that worked out!

    http://online.barrons.com/arti.....48558.html

    That was in August. Then, in late October, McTague tied an even longer rope around his editorial neck:

    “Former GOP demographer John Morgan Sr. says Obama’s biggest problem is that the national temperament leans Republican, as evidenced by the 2010 midterm elections, where Republican victories were both widespread and deep. … Political scientists generally discount the predictive power of midterms — and with good reason — but this time may be different.”

    http://online.barrons.com/arti.....rticle%3D1

    Nope, this time wasn’t different. Those good reasons worked the same as they always do. Hey Jim! You might want to read this book before the next election:

    http://www.amazon.com/This-Tim.....+different

    After all, you’re editing a financial magazine, so it’s relevant to your work. You might learn something. For example, you might learn that repeating bullshit over and over doesn’t make it come true.

    P.S., You aren’t such a hot stockpicker, either. Maybe that’s why you’re a journalist instead of a trader.

  62. 82

    Puddybud spews:

    And you diss Rujax for citing Think Progress? Using Fox News? really?

    Roger SENILE Wabbit… You seem to forget… in fact you always forget… the denigration from HA libtards who scream about facts from Fox News that are true.

    See ya forgetful one!

  63. 83

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    I think puddl is a plant…no, not a potted plant, though you could be forgiven for thinking that…no, a plant as in an agent provocateur, sent here by some nefarious right wing conspiracy intent on lulling leftists into a false sense of security by convincing us that our opponents are all completely cognitively helpless, sputtering imbeciles, cartoonish buffoons, caricatures of Biblical literalists so completely, outrageously stupid that we fail to take our true opposition seriously.

    Or maybe puddl is…JUST. THAT. DUMB.

  64. 84

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Hey, you know what goes really well with a big family Sunday breakfast?

    Conversation about Obama/Biden having been reelected less than 2 weeks ago!

  65. 85

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Uncle Puddles,

    Another sad day for you and your right wing failed attempted to manufacture an Obama scandal.

    :-(

    Benghazi Testimony By Petraeus Shreds GOP Attack On Rice


    As King explained in response to reporters’ questions, Petraeus not only confirmed that any allusion to al Qaeda had been removed from the talking points given to Rice, but that his agency had consented to that decision:

    Q: Did he say why it was taken out of the talking points that [the attack] was al Qaeda affiliated?

    KING: He didn’t know.

    Q: He didn’t know? What do you mean he didn’t know?

    KING: They were not involved—it was done, the process was completed and they said, “OK, go with those talking points.” Again, it’s interagency—I got the impression that 7, 8, 9 different agencies.

    Q: Did he give you the impression that he was upset it was taken out?

    KING: No.

    Q: You said the CIA said “OK” to the revised report –

    KING: No, well, they said in that, after it goes through the process, they OK’d it to go. Yeah, they said “Okay for it to go.

    In short, Rice was using declassified talking points, developed and approved by the intelligence community, when she discussed the Benghazi attack. So McCain’s nasty personal denunciation of her , along with most of his claims about how the White House handled Benghazi, has been blown out of the water like so much naval scrap. The Arizona senator, his colleagues, and their loud enablers on Fox News and elsewhere in the wingnut media will never apologize to Rice. But that is what they owe her.

    Okay, but you’ve still got Obama Mind Control!

  66. 87

    GimmeGimmeGimme spews:

    @84

    Wow…what a fucked up family you have if that’s all you can talk about…..

  67. 88

    spews:

    Regarding Rush and his escapades… did his actions denigrate others?

    LMAO!!! Yes they did stupid. His whole existence is to denigrate others and like all right wingers to play holier than thou.

    He was shown to be a rank hypocrite and slime dweller..

    Keep playing the right wing grifter’s chump – you’re good at it.

  68. 90

    Puddybud spews:

    National Memo… using the same commentary from Think Progress… Did you listen to the video they supplied…

    Wrong!

  69. 91

    Puddybud spews:

    Notice another useless diarrhea stain from ylbuttspigot? Did he comment on Rush’s actions in the Caribbean based on Puddy’s question? NOPE!

    Does ylbuttspigot ever answer the question asked? NOPE

    Did ylbuttspigot‘s Bill Maher response pass muster? NOPE

    What is ylbuttspigot? An unemployed DOPE!

    So what will ylbuttspigot give his chilluns for Christmas? Mine are getting an overseas vacation. His will be looking at the unemployed DOPE called ylbuttspigot!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Attack Puddy all you want ylbuttspigot! Sad sack of horse manure!

  70. 93

    spews:

    Mine are getting an overseas vacation.

    Your children are so easily bought… s’ok they’re young still.

    They must be proud of their daddy’s worthless name-calling here in the threads.. S’ok as well. Even the best of us are bamboozled from time to time by BULLSHIT.

    Can they see how it all profited daddy last Nov 6?

    No worries fool. They are blind as you are blind.. The apples fall not far from the tree.

  71. 96

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @82 “facts from Fox News that are true”

    And you have a pet passenger pigeon in a cage, too.

  72. 97

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    P.S., the Fox anchor frog-marching Karl Rove to the number-crunching shop in the basement to show him the Ohio returns actually said what the Ohio returns actually said was Fox’s best segment ever.

  73. 98

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Friday’s Stats: Inflation Tame; Deflation Risk Falls

    This economist isn’t a media star, but he has a Ph.D. from Yale and impressive academic credentials that include teaching at Dartmouth and the University of Chicago. Here’s what he says is happening:

    “U.S. inflation data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that a two-month spike in headline inflation seems to have run its course. Both headline and core inflation measures are now close to or below the Fed’s 2 percent target. In a related development, the Atlanta Fed reports that deflation probabilities have nosedived since President Obama won re-election earlier this month.

    “The headline all-items CPI increased at an annual rate of just 1.81 percent in October, down from 7.48 percent in August and 7.06 percent in September. Most of the decrease came from a drop in energy prices, which had soared in the previous two months. New and used car prices also fell. Increases in the prices of food and apparel partly offset the decreases in energy and vehicles. …

    “The BLS core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, increased at a 2.18 annual rate in October. The Cleveland Fed’s 16-percent trimmed mean inflation rate increased at annual rate of 1.69 percent. The trimmed mean measure of underlying inflation excludes the 8 percent of prices that increase the most in a given month and also the 8 percent of prices that increase least (or decrease most), whether they are energy, food, or anything else. …

    “Meanwhile, an indicator of deflation probability published by the Atlanta Fed has nosedived since the election. The probability that the CPI on April 15, 2017 will be below its level of April 15, 2012 fell from 11.52 percent the day before the election to 8.81 percent on November 14th. The decrease could be interpreted as indicating that investors believe President Obama will safely steer the economy through the recession risk posed by political gridlock and the fiscal cliff.

    “The fact that expectations of both inflation and deflation are falling suggests growing confidence that monetary and fiscal policymakers will neither plunge the economy into a new depression nor allow an outbreak of inflation. … both the five-year and ten-year expected inflation rates are well below the Fed’s target of 2 percent.

    http://tinyurl.com/c57pewe

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: What does this mean? First, it means Tea Partiers and other inflation hawks are detached from reality. Second, temporary spikes in gasoline prices are merely fluctuations, normal for markets, that don’t mean anything over the long haul; a market fluctuation isn’t a trend. Third and finally, the majority of voters knew what they were doing when they re-elected President Obama and, in effect, ratified his economic policies. Romney and the GOP didn’t have an economic policy, only phony rationalizations for giving more tax breaks to their millionaire buddies.

  74. 99

    Puddybud spews:

    They must be proud of their daddy’s worthless name-calling here in the threads

    They know all about their father’s blogging and know real well you are an ylbuttspigot idiot! HA’s ylbuttspigot, unemployed moron.

    See ya tool!

  75. 100

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s another reason why Tea Partiers and wingnuts are wrong and should be ignored.

    The Economist, a U.K.-based news/opinion weekly with a politically conservative and pro-business orientation (i.e., these guys are real conservatives), says:

    “At stake is not just the future of France, but that of the euro. Mr Hollande has correctly badgered Angela Merkel for pushing austerity too hard. But he has hidden behind his napkin when it comes to the political integration needed to solve the euro crisis. There has to be greater European-level control over national economic policies. … While most countries discuss how much sovereignty they will have to give up, France is resolutely avoiding any debate on the future of Europe.”

    http://www.economist.com/news/.....bomb-heart

    Now, The Economist happens to be discussing France’s role in the Eurozone crisis, but I’m citing this to make a broader point: The solution to Europe’s economic problems is more, not less, political integration and centralizing, not localizing, sovereignty.

    This is the exact opposite of what is advocated by states’ righters, secessionists, and the devolve-everything-to-the-states vocalizers of Republican social and economic policy thinking. (If you can call it “thinking,” which perhaps is too generous.) They’re wrong about austerity, too; their fiscal prescriptions would make our recession worse, not better.

    In short, the sign-waving, garbage-lid-pounding, pistol-packing loudmouths that have been driving Republican policy thinking (see above) don’t know what they’re talking about and should be ignored.

    And if Republican electeds and leaders don’t start ignoring them, our citizens shouldn’t listen to Republicans or vote for them.

    Sometimes this really is a black-and-white world. A stove burner is either hot or cold. If it’s hot and you touch it, you get burned. And when you do, no amount of false rhetoric from empty suits can wish the burn away. Sometimes, some people are right and others are wrong. Sometimes it really is that simple.

  76. 103

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’m glad to see someone in the financial press has figured out why the USA economy isn’t recovering, and won’t ever recover until the rich stop being so greedy:

    “[T]he American economy is geared to Joe Sixpack consuming. But Joe is being starved, and yet asked to produce and consume – much like the farmer who does not feed his horse enough but wants it to plow ever increasing areas. The USA economic dynamics are preventing Joe from getting enough income to increase consumption.”

    http://seekingalpha.com/articl.....#038;ifp=0

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: During the last 30 years, when Republican economy philosophy has ruled our land, the distribution of GDP has reversed from 60% to labor and 40% to capital, to the other way around. It was inevitable this would implode our consumer-based economy. When your employees are your customers, and you lay off workers and cut wages, you’re cutting your own throat. Henry Ford understood that if he paid his workers well, his business would do better. Now we have a whole generation of CEOs, financial manipulators, and conservative politicians who are stupid. Yes, it’s that simple.

  77. 104

    Puddybud spews:

    Roger SENILE Rabbit Commentary: Missed the boat again… Much blabbling in #103 nothing much said…The economy is killing Joe Six-Pack becuz:

    Food prices have increased, especially food based on corn due to corn being used for Ethanol Al Gorebasm even said he was wrong.

    Oblamer has allowed gas prices to double due to Oblamer oil policies. No need for a link, y’all feel it at the pump.

    OblamerCare is causing companies to reevaluate health care plans. Puddy’s 2013 health care plan has tremendously increased for the same coverage. It’s an additional tax on the common folk per SCOTUS!

    Yes, it’s that simple. Thank your libtards for higher prices!

  78. 105

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @104 Bullshit. In case you didn’t notice, the economy collapsed before Obama took office. Maybe you slept through that?

  79. 107

    expatchad spews:

    63. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @58
    Tedious, and dumb as a brick, as usual.

    Are you really that stupid, in real life, or is just an act as part of your ‘persona’ here?

    Because if you are that dense, it’s a wonder you make it out of the house every morning without killing yourself with a spoon at the breakfast table.

    I don’t have the patience anymore, or the interest, in walking you back through your posts and where you compound error after error…all the while flinging invective and insult. You really are a buffoon.

    That’s why it employs plastic utensils. And paper plates.

  80. 108

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @104

    Wow. Puddl actually laid out some ideas. The were all wrong, of course.

    Is that really what you think? That corn-based ethanol, gasoline prices and the ACA have ruined the economy?

    I still can’t tell, do you write these things knowing how dumb they sound, or are you really that dumb?

  81. 109

    Ekim spews:

    $5 gas due to market manipulation

    It appears that California’s oil refineries falsified public information to drive up the price of gasoline, an allegation that, if true, is criminal conduct and reminiscent of the Enron-like manipulation of the California energy market,” Consumer Watchdog’s president Jamie Court and Energy Project Director Liza Tucker wrote to Attorney General Harris. “This unprecedented information demands a criminal investigation.”

  82. 110

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    Allen West is such a fucking loser, and crazy, too…

    A recount Saturday and Sunday of more than 37,000 St. Lucie County ballots from all eight days of early voting had been demanded by partisans of Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, after Murphy’s narrow victory Nov. 6. Results of that recount, announced shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday by St. Lucie County Canvassing Board member Tod Mowery, placed Murphy farther ahead of West than before the two-day effort began. The results killed West campaign hopes the recount would narrow the gap to less than 0.5 percent and trigger an automatic recount of all votes under state law.

    Another one of puddl’s crazy ass Teahaddist heroes, bites the dust.

    But don’t worry, Marco Rubio is unwilling to state how old he thinks the earth is…

    GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
    Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.

    Now, the Catholic Church does not have a problem with either evolution or the Big Bang, so what this is, folks, is pure unadulterated fear of the Teahaddist crazy ass YECs (like puddl). Rubio is terrified of them, which is a rational response – unfortunately, Rubio NEEDS them. Sucks for him.

  83. 112

    Gimme Gimme Gimme spews:

    102. Roger Rabbit spews:
    @101 Go fuck yourself, tiresome troll.

    11/18/2012 AT 6:48 PM

    FREE STUFF!!

  84. 113

    expatchad spews:

    More trash.

    But if all you can do in life is annoy people, if that’s all you’re good at, then you’re to be pitied.