Open Thread 8/27

- The Crackpot Caucus [h/t]

When more black men were killed in one year (2009) than all of the US soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to date, we must give this problem the utmost attention. We must find solutions to curb the violence.

– I’m going to wait until we hear what type of alien invasion we’re talking about.

How in the hell did Florida voters look at this man’s record and decide to make him their governor? He’s a straight-up crook. He should be considered a felon many times over. And now people are surprised that he acts like a gangster?

RIP Neil Armstrong.

– An app that shows where bike racks are.

Comments

  1. 1

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    Bob? Bob? Hope he’s OK.

  2. 3

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    @2
    I agree. Just making a joke that he’s usually fast out of the gate with a string of “Oh Noes!! Obama’s gonna lose!” posts.

    Bob has gotten really tiresome. Just another greed head.

  3. 4

    Serial conservative spews:

    Yeah, that Rick Scott seems to be quite the jerk:

    Mr. Scott, whose popularity has tumbled this year, proposed $1 billion in new money for Florida schools despite a yawning budget deficit. Putting heft behind his words, he vowed to veto any budget bill that did not “significantly increase state education funding.”

    “This is Floridians’ money,” the governor said when introducing his $66.4 billion budget, which would take effect July 1. “Increasing our commitment to education is vital.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12.....038;st=cse

  4. 6

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    Weell, looky here.

    I love the title, “Birther of a Nation”

    There they noted that the economy simply didn’t seem bad enough to boot Obama from office or perhaps that even a really bad economy couldn’t accomplish it. So in the Times words Team Romney decided Romney “needs a more combative footing against President Obama in order to appeal to white, working-class voters” by “injecting volatile cultural themes into the race.”

    Just like the ‘success’ Cereal has had propagandizing around here with the ‘sky is falling!’, ‘Obama FAILED!’ memes – that is, none – the larger campaign is flailing as well with that ‘ammo’.

    I wonder if Cereal will follow their lead and go full racist as well? Time will tell.

  5. 7

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @6 Lib Despair:

    From your link:

    In the flurry of other news, a major strategic decision from the Romney campaign has emerged in a series of reports over the weekend.

    What reports?

  6. 8

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    From the NYT article that Josh Marshall links to:

    The Romney campaign is airing an advertisement falsely charging that Mr. Obama has “quietly announced” plans to eliminate work and job training requirements for welfare beneficiaries, a message Mr. Romney’s aides said resonates with working-class voters who see government as doing nothing for them.

    Message: “Hey angry white people! That nigger Barack Obama is taking your money and giving to other lazy niggers!”

    The Republican message, in a nutshell.

  7. 9

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    Also from the NYT article:

    But with Ann Romney, Mr. Romney’s wife, taking the stage on Tuesday night, the Republican gathering will be as much about presenting Mr. Romney as a warm-blooded family man who understands the tribulations of everyday people.

    When you have to convince the electorate that you can thermoregulate and are in fact homeothermic, well, you have a big problem.

  8. 10

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    Romney supported Obamacare before Obama did. Asked In 2008 If he would bring RomneyCare “national,” Romney replied “absolutely.” Up until now, we’ve had this in writing, but now there’s video, too:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrew.....e-national

    “There’s not many differences. However, one difference is that Romneycare covers abortion”

    Just say’n.

    Conservatives, how can you support a candidate who flip flops on every key issue?

  9. 11

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    The Republican strategy, from Tom Edsall:

    Sharp criticism has done nothing to hold back the Romney campaign from continuing its offensive — in speeches and on the air — because the accuracy of the ads is irrelevant as far as the Republican presidential ticket is concerned. The goal is not to make a legitimate critique, but to portray Obama as willing to give the “undeserving” poor government handouts at the expense of hardworking taxpayers. [Ed: emphasis mine]

    The Republicans are in panic mode, and are going back to ‘Welfare Queens’ and Jesse Helms for inspiration.

    Wonder if Mitt will hold a cross burning?

  10. 13

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 12

    I get the feeling that what passes for leadership in Chicago, is not:

    ‘We’re basically treading water’
    In the midst of the violence, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy defended his department’s anti-violence strategy.
    “We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,” McCarthy said on Saturday.

    Maybe our president could weigh in on what has happened to his once-great city. If he can find the time,

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/20.....outh-side/

    that is.

  11. 14

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    If the Republican Party were truly pro-life, they would support women who chose to have a child by addressing the real life obstacles women face, such as poverty, no child care, no healthcare, etc. They would incentivize childbirth instead of punishing women for having the ability to get pregnant.

    http://www.politicususa.com/pe.....obama.html

    I am never going to get pregnant. I have never understood why conservatives are so obsessed with abortion, but then hate the idea of helping take care of kids.

    I want abortion to be safe, legal and as rare as possible. I get that some conservatives see it as murder. But we allow murder under controlled circumstances. The military gets to kill, so do cops and executioners in prisons. I don’t hear many conservatives calling for police, the military and executioners to be tried for murder.
    So back to my fundamental question, why don’t conservatives put their efforts into mitigating the reasons women get pregnant and want an abortion and why don’t they incentivize childbirth?

  12. 15

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    Maybe our president could weigh in on what has happened to his once-great city. If he can find the time,
    Serial “Ridicule the appearance of an African American girl” Conservative, If you were president, what would you do?

  13. 16

    Steve spews:

    “I wonder if Cereal will follow their lead and go full racist as well? Time will tell.”

    That racist? He’s no doubt chomping at the bit. Unleashing the racist would at least make things more interesting. And honest.

    He never did explain this one. Bob is reduced to making a lot of shit up, so I assume this is more of the same.

    @103 “That’s people who aren’t counted in the unemployment statistics because they’ve used up their unemployment benefits and now are reclassified as disabled so they won’t be out on the street”

  14. 17

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    So back to my fundamental question, why don’t conservatives put their efforts into mitigating the reasons women get pregnant and want an abortion and why don’t they incentivize childbirth?

    Because it’s not really about abortion, per se. It’s a broader anti-woman, anti-autonomy, anti-sex agenda deriving its roots from a medieval paternal superstition.

    If they were rationally and honestly against abortion as murder, they would be doing everything possible to ensure that the need for such procedures was as rare as possible – like fact-based sex education and widespread accessibility of contraception. It’s telling that those sorts of policies are exactly what they’re against, as well as abortion.

  15. 18

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 15

    Why, I’d double the taxes on the rich and give the money to Rahm and his cronies in Chicago, so that they could do more of the same good work that has resulted in Chicago being the shooting gallery that it has become.

    Seriously,

    1. I’m not running for president.
    2. If I were, I probably would have avoided a golf game on my trip to Chicago since I know fully well that roughly 8-15 people are shot and killed there every weekend, and one of those death tolls would occur while I was being photographed on the links.
    3. I’d probably have something specific to say to my former Chief of Staff about it, since he’s in a position to make changes if he deems appropriate.

  16. 20

    Steve spews:

    @11 “portray Obama as willing to give the “undeserving” poor government handouts at the expense of hardworking taxpayers”

    Yeah, it looks like Bob got the memo, going after the unemployed as moochers living the good life off of disability checks. How Galtian of him, Bob and his contempt of the “inferior” masses.

  17. 21

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @18. I can see why you do not answer direct questions. You do not have solutions.

    What I learned from you in your response:
    1.” I don’t have to come up with a solution, I just complain that Obama has not magically solved the problem.”
    2. Appearances are more important than actions.
    3. A non answer. WHAT would you have your former Chief of Staff do?

  18. 22

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Mittens in his own words.

    Ignorance and willful blindness so palpable, so obvious, that nobody can deny that greed is the primary emotional foundation of this mans personality structure. Every endeavor he has ever undertaken has been specifically for the purpose of engendering greater wealth for himself and the people who work for him.

    Thus is would also be if he became President. His only purpose in life is to make money. It is his sole reason for being.

  19. 23

    spews:

    http://www.wusf.usf.edu/news/2.....care_fraud

    Whistleblowers Say Rick Scott Knew About Medicare Fraud

    Posted Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 01:06 pm

    By John Davis, WGCU

    FORT MYERS (2010-6-18) –

    Two whistleblowers say the new front-runner in the Republican race for governor is lying when he says he did not know about fraud in his former company, the Columbia/HCA hospital chain.

    In July 1997, FBI agents raided Columbia/HCA accounting offices in seven states, including Florida. Within days, Columbia’s board of directors ousted Scott, but gave him a nearly $10 million severance package, including stock shares worth $300 million and a $1 million a year consulting contract.

    The company wound up paying more than $1.7 billion for defrauding the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Scott says he didn’t know about his company’s fraudulent billing practices and if he had, he’d have fired those responsible.

    But company whistleblower John Schilling of Naples says Scott must be lying.

    “He’s pulling the wool over your eyes if he says that he wasn’t aware of this and he would have fired anybody if he would have been aware of it. I think it’s a bunch of malarkey,” Schilling said.

    Glad you didn’t “fuck off” “Bob”…you’re too much fun to kick around.

  20. 24

    spews:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.....se_details

    Columbia/HCA fraud case details

    On March 19, 1997, investigators from the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services served search warrants at Columbia/HCA facilities in El Paso and on dozens of doctors with suspected ties to the company.[21] The Columbia/HCA board of directors pressured Scott to resign as Chairman and CEO following the inquiry.[22] He was paid $9.88 million in a settlement. He also left owning 10 million shares of stock worth over $350 million.[23][24][25] In 1999, Columbia/HCA changed its name back to HCA, Inc

    Now THAT’s the way a REAL Republican fucks over takes care of the Public!!!

  21. 25

    Steve spews:

    “I’m not running for president.”

    You’ve already told us your answer, and a strange answer it was, Bob. Disbanded city governments replaced by ruling white Republican councils and Emergency Managers, appointed by Republican governors. Martial Law enforced by the National Guard, and white militias roaming the streets of America’s major cities.

    No wonder you only talked about that once. You must have been drunk or off your meds.

  22. 26

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 19

    So I guess conservatives will now brand Crist as not a real republican.

    Er, Crist branded himself as not-a-Republican, for the 2010 Senate race.

    Conservatives have known he’s not conservative for years. That’s why they ran Rubio for Senate.

    This is news to you?

  23. 27

    spews:

    http://thinkprogress.org/healt.....-outbreak/

    Rick Scott’s Budget Cuts Have Undermined Florida’s Response To Tuberculosis Outbreak

    By Guest Blogger on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/
    30/rick-scott-college-tuition-funding_n_1464425.html

    Rick Scott, Florida Governor, Cuts College Funding, Vetoes Unlimited Tuition Hike Bill

    The Huffington Post | By Tyler Kingkade Posted: 05/ 1/2012 9:42 am Updated: 05/ 1/2012 9:43 am

    http://www.politifact.com/flor.....ts-budget/

    The Truth-O-Meter Says:

    Says he never said he would keep education funding the same.

    Rick Scott on Monday, February 7th, 2011 in talking about his budget proposal.

    Education cuts show up in Rick Scott’s budget

    Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his highly anticipated state budget on Feb. 7, 2011, which, as promised, calls for major reductions to government spending along with tax cuts for property owners and businesses.

    Scott’s two-year spending plan would shrink the overall state budget from $70.3 billion to $65.9 billion in 2011-2012 and to $63.3 billion in 2012-2013. Cuts were expected almost everywhere — except in the area of education, where Scott has said that funding would remain the same.

    At least, that’s what people thought.

    Scott’s proposed budget for next year includes billions of dollars in education cuts. (The actual cut depends on what education budget figure you consult, but the cut would be between $3.3 billion and $4.8 billion, with per-student funding to decrease by 10 percent.) Some of that loss is offset by having teachers contribute 5 percent to their retirement and by the inclusion of temporary federal education dollars. Still, per-student funding would shrink if Scott’s budget is ultimately approved.

    What a GUY!!!!

    What a fucking lying asshole.

  24. 29

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @18 Yeesh, in 5 minutes, I can come up with better root cause analysis than your “don’t golf in Chicago, it looks bad” answer.

    In Chicago, common wisdom is “that the problem isn’t guns so much as poverty and a sense of hopelessness. If you grow up believing there is no way to better yourself but violence and gangs this is what happens. this is what happens when poverty begins to be the norm and desperation rules”
    Are you conservatives willing to put good money toward education? If there are church and community programs that are working, fund them. How about attacking the root reasons why people JOIN gangs in the first place. How about changing trade policy so it’s more cost effective to keep jobs in America? What if the problem really is wealth disparity? Are conservatives willing to call for income equality to reduce violence in Chicago?

  25. 30

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @26. Yup. Smear Crist as not a real republican. He’s not republican ENOUGH.

  26. 33

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    I just read an interesting Premise: “Disdain For The Poor Is Embraced By GOP As A Virtue”. From our local conservatives posters, I would say that was a true statement.

  27. 34

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 29

    Problem there is that it’s a problem that has gone way beyond one that is solved, or even improved, by merely spending more money for education and creating more community problems.

    It’s gone beyond role models and TV ads saying ‘Stay in School.’.

    I don’t have an answer because my answer is unconstitutional on probably more levels than I could properly enumerate. Off the top of my head I’d violate at least three, probably four of the Amendments enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

    So, more money into education to help the six year olds really doesn’t address the 15-25 year olds that are murdering each other every weekend. Stopping that means cleaning house and there’s no way to do that without some major declaration causing wholesale loss of civil rights.

    Short of treating it like a war zone and clearing it out, I don’t have an answer. But short of that, I am unconvinced there is a successful solution. Cue Doctor Steve.

  28. 35

    Michael spews:

    So, more money into education to help the six year olds really doesn’t address the 15-25 year olds that are murdering each other every weekend.

    Helping young kids do well means that they’re more likely to stay in school later in life and less likely to be out on the streets as teenagers. We know that kids that are behind in school at the end of third grade are far more likely to drop out as teens.

    While In a place like inner-city Chicago they probably do need more money for schools, simply giving out more cash probably wont fix things.

  29. 36

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 35


    Helping young kids do well means that they’re more likely to stay in school later in life and less likely to be out on the streets as teenagers. We know that kids that are behind in school at the end of third grade are far more likely to drop out as teens.

    No argument. Helping young kids in 2012 does nothing, or next-to-nothing, to stop gang violence and other murderous behavior occurring by late-teens, tho, which was my point. I don’t think that waiting a decade for those six year old kids to become educated sixteen year old kids, and living with rampant violence in the meanwhile, makes sense.

  30. 38

    spews:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....tion-again

    Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:56 AM PDT

    Aaaaaaand now Mitt Romney likes birth control and abortion again

    by Kaili Joy Gray for Daily Kos

    Wow. Just … wow.

    WALLACE: In the wake of Congressman Todd Akin’s comments last Sunday, the Obama campaign is once again attacking Republicans for what they call the so-called war on women. Now, I know that you have an economic argument about jobs and opportunity, but I’d like you to deal with the social issues aspect of this specifically. How do you answer the Obama charge that they offer more support, more choice to women when it comes to abortion or rape or birth control or women’s health care?

    ROMNEY: Well, first of all, with regards to women’s health care, look, I’m the guy that was able to get health care for all of the women and men in my state. They’re just talking about it at the federal level.

    So Mitt Romney is back to boasting about Romneycare, which is Obamacare, except that Romneycare covers abortion? The very same Obamacare, which is Romneycare for the country, that Romney has promised to repeal if (hahahaha) elected? Romney’s awful proud of the health care he provided to women in his state but doesn’t want women in the rest of the country to have it?

    Another day another Willard flippity-floppity.

  31. 40

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 37


    Right wingers are always waxing nostalgic about Saint Raygun… Those were the days.

    And left-wingers are always waxing nostalgic about the days when General Motors had a 50% market share and there wasn’t any foreign competition.

    What’s your point? Other than making me realize I wish your mother had just said no to your father.

  32. 41

    rhp6033 spews:

    Serial @ # 8 says that Obama shouldn’t golf in his home city of Chicago because he should know that somebody’s going to get shot there, and it would make a bad photo op.

    Aside from the blatantly ridiculous attempt to divert us from the subject of gun violence in general to Chicago problems in particular, this hole “no golfing” suggestion merits a special round of laughter.

    Remember, of course, that it was George W. Bush who pledged not to play golf while U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq, only to get caught sneaking in golf rounds wherever possible.

  33. 42

    rhp6033 spews:

    Well, I news flashes on Tropical Strom/Hurricane Isaac’s (the “Laughter of God”) possible disruption of the Republican convention for several days, so it’s only fitting that I finish the subject today.

    On Saturday the Republicans bowed to reality and cancelled the first day of their convention. They will open the convention with a few formalites, and then recess until sometime tomorrow. As of this morning, they were still working on re-juggling their schedule, cutting out some speaches and cutting the time limits on others. Mitt’s and Ann Romney’s speaches probably won’t be reduced in time.

    The center of the storm is still several hundred miles west of Tampa, with predicted landfall around New Orleans as a Cat. 1 or Cat. 2 Hurricane. Our prayers to those people there – many are still struggling to recover after the devastation of Katrina. In the meantime, Tampa – and much of southern Florida – is getting drenched with heavy rains and winds, with some local flooding.

  34. 43

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 41

    The weekend Obama was in Chicago, 45 people were shot.

    UPDATED 06/18/12 5:20 p.m.

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Another sweltering weekend brought more violence to Chicago’s streets – with eight people killed and 45 others wounded in shootings or stabbings between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning.

    Forty-five people.

    I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve to play golf with old friends.

    I’m saying the same bad visual that followed Bush when he relaxed while people were dying in Iraq holds for Obama and his seeming unawareness of death occurring very close to his locale.

    This past weekend one of the shootings occurred three blocks from the Obama Chicago house.

  35. 46

    rhp6033 spews:

    On the plus side, storm tracking has the remnants of Isaac heading straight up the Mississippi Valley, as far north as the tip of Lake Michigan. That should provide some draught releaf to those who are in it’s path, and perhaps enough rain to re-float the barges that are stuck on the incredibly low water levels of the Mississipi River.

  36. 47

    spews:

    Another sweltering weekend brought more violence to Chicago’s streets – with eight people killed and 45 others wounded in shootings or stabbings between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning.

    When things get hot in the big city, things get hot.

    The answer is “drill baby drill” Bob..

    Coal, oil and gas.. And don’t bother mouthing platitudes about nuclear – how many reactors were built during Bush’s time?

    That’s what you’re voting for in November Bob.

  37. 48

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 44


    I’m proposing a classic american right wing solution to urban violence..

    Actually, you aren’t close. The classic American right-wing solution to violence around us has come to be known as “Lock and Load”.

    Mess with the bull, get the horns.

  38. 50

    dorky dorkman spews:

    Cereal — There are just too many fires to put out this election cycle for your Republican internet chinese fire brigade. It’s fun to watch you try, though.

    Here, though, is an idea that I think you would like for a Republican talking point that is completely duplicitous: Blame the Obama administration for a slow FEMA response that ruined the Republican Convention.

    Beautifully evil, no?

  39. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @43 “This past weekend one of the shootings occurred three blocks from the Obama Chicago house.”

    As Obama has been a champion of unfettered gun rights, this should come back on him, right?

  40. 52

    Liberal Scientist spews:

    I don’t have an answer because my answer is unconstitutional on probably more levels than I could properly enumerate. Off the top of my head I’d violate at least three, probably four of the Amendments enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

    Stopping that means cleaning house and there’s no way to do that without some major declaration causing wholesale loss of civil rights.

    Oh, come on, Bobby, don’t be coy. Put on your Commander Helmet and tell us what you’d do. I think that would be instructive.

    And to your contention that education doesn’t solve the immediate violence problems, I’m not so sure. I have a good freind who is a teacher, and who has specialized in remedial education for the incarcerated – he’s a prison teacher. According to him, if you can get a prisoner to read at a rate significantly better than when they came in, their recidivism rate plummets.

    So come on, Bobby, would you use tanks? Flame throwers? Water boarding? Books?

  41. 53

    Serial Conservative spews:

    Doctor Steve, please give dorky dorkman @ 50 the same treatment you give me.

    Chinese fire drill – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_fire_drillA Chinese fire drill is a slang term that has been used by Westerners for more than a century, and is today considered offensive or racist

  42. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Guns Don’t Kill People Dep’t

    “A student was shot Monday morning by another student on the first day of school at a Baltimore County high school, county police said.”

    Witnesses say the 15-year-old shooter was being teased, left the school cafeteria, and returned with a shotgun. The 17-year-old victim was airlifted to a hospital where he is in critical condition.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....class?lite

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: We don’t have too many guns in this country, just too many twitchy trigger fingers. Btw htf does a 15 y.o. stash a shotgun in his locker without anyone knowing?

  43. 56

    Serial Conservative spews:

    @ 52

    I believe I would send in Sandra Fluke with a big box of condoms and morning-after pills.

  44. 58

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate grous, says armed citizen militia groups have proliferated since Obama was elected president in 2008.

    We’re also learning skinhead and militia groups encourage their members to enlist in the armed forces to receive military training and get access to military weapons. These weapons are sometimes stolen and end up in the hands of people intent on overthrowing the U.S. government.

    And there’s no question that some of the individuals who belong to these groups are violent, as this month’s Sikh Temple massacre in Milwaukee demonstrates.

  45. 60

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday. …

    “Pvt. Isaac Aguigui [was] identified by prosecutors as the militia’s founder and leader …. [Prosecutor Isabel] Pauley said Aguigui funded the militia using $500,000 in insurance and benefit payments from the death of his pregnant wife a year ago. … Pauley told the judge her death was ‘highly suspicious.’ She said Aguigui used the money to buy $87,000 worth of semiautomatic assault rifles, other guns and bomb components … [and] land for his militia group in Washington state ….

    “The prosecutor said the militia group … plotted to take over Fort Stewart …. In Washington state, … the group plotted to bomb a dam and poison the state’s apple crop. Ultimately … the militia’s goal was to overthrow the government and assassinate the president.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48802337/ns/us_news/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: There’s been significant news commentary recently about extremists joining the miliary to get training and access to weapons. It’s time for the military to start culling these people from the ranks. It sounds like the Army needs to do a better job of conducting pre-enlistment background checks and screening potential recruits to keep radicals out of the service.

  46. 61

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Who Is A One-Percenter?

    For the U.S. population as a whole, it’s an income of $380,000 and a net worth of $8.4 million. By age group, it goes up as you get older:

    Age 40: $5.8 million
    Age 50: $10 million
    Age 60: $11.6 million

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/48800646

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: One of the more interesting attributes of the rich is they don’t consider themselves “rich.” That’s because they tend to live with, and hang out with, other rich people — and there’s always someone richer than you. Ergo, you feel poor by comparison. This may help answer the question “how much is enough?” and explain why the rich are always trying to get richer. The answer is they never have enough money to feed their insecurities, whose appetites are endlessly voracious, because they’re always comparing themselves to someone else. We’re told that even the poorest Americans are “rich” compared to the average person in Haiti. But if someone has a net worth of $8 million, I’ll call them “rich” whether they think of themselves as rich or not. The next time a 1-percenter worth eight, ten, or twelve million dollars tries to tell you the government is taxing him into the poorhouse, offer to trade places with him.

  47. 62

    Gman spews:

    @55 – serves the bastard right. Tease and bully someone and you deserve to die. Off with your head.

  48. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    What is it about the Republican Party that attracts every crackpot and loon on the planet?

  49. 67

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 65: They were smart enough attempt to build the size of their base with dumbheads.

  50. 69

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @66 Their base will grow as home schooling catches on. Maybe this is why they want to eliminate public schools. They figure when everyone is home schooled, everyone will be a Republican.

  51. 71

    Jethro spews:

    @12-
    Rahm Emmanuel is Barry Soetoro’s homey. They are birds of a feather. Ask Barry Soetoro what’s up with all the murders in Chicago.
    So who is the “leader’ of Chicago? Rahmbo.
    Is he doing a good job? If a good job is an escalating murder rate, he’s doing fabulous.
    Read some Emmanuel quotes about all these murders the last few months. They are astoundingly void of leadership.
    What % of these murders involve black victims?
    I’m asking because it appears Obama & Rahmbo are racists..pointing out a huge problem and doing absolutely nothing about it.

  52. 75

    Jethro spews:

    72. dorky dorkman spews:

    re 70: What Republican proposals to solve this problem have been put forward?

    It’s a local Chicago issue dork. Democrats are 100% in charge of Chicago. Why even ask what R’s would do in Chicago? Chicago is filled with poverty and handouts. I’ve worked in the projects, including Cabrini Green before it was torn down. They need law & order, private economic development by successful African Americans, they need mentors and they desperately need Jesus Christ.

  53. 77

    Jethro spews:

    615 Economists have now backed the Romney Economic Plan, including a 6th Nobel laureatte.

    http://economistsforromney.com.....omic-plan/

    What Romney Plan??
    Open yer eyes and read, if that’s possible.
    The independents are not buying the left-wing meme that there is no plan. You can disagree with part or all of it..but to say there is no plan is foolish. Makes you look downright I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T.

  54. 78

    Deathfrogg spews:

    They need law & order, private economic development by successful African Americans, they need mentors and they desperately need Jesus Christ.

    Ah, Jethro is one of those…

    Dem poh black folks is just too stupid and uncivilized to ever do fo’ demselves without the firm but benevolent guidance and discipline from the self-appointed representatives of the white peoples god.

    Amirite?

  55. 79

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ Da burfer @ 76

    FTFA:

    Economists for Romney enjoys wide support. Many of the economists signing the statement have received the profession’s highest honors for their academic work. All have championed economic freedom during their illustrious careers, with some advising U.S. administrations for nearly a half-century.

    Which economists? There are no citations there. No names. No attributions. There are articles full of outright lies and obvious propaganda, but nothing substantial and nothing that is supported by historical precedent.

    It’s bullshit. Bullshit walks.

  56. 80

    Steve spews:

    “What % of these murders involve black victims?
    I’m asking because it appears Obama & Rahmbo are racists..”

    Yeah, I’m sure that the Klown who posts racist jokes is very concerned about black victims.

    You’re just too damned funny, Klown. Too bad that’s not your intent.

  57. 81

    rhp6033 spews:

    Romney continues his strategy of being the “Stealth Candidate”.

    When asked for his views on news shows this past weekend, he demurred, saying alternatively that there just wasn’t time available on a television interview to explain them, or that the details would be coming out at some unspecified date in the future.

    I guess it’s an understandable strategy to get you through the primaries, but to try to carry it into a general election of a President???? He’s asking the American People to trust him on his tax returns, trust him on his business dealings, and now we are expected to trust us on his entire policy agenda?

    I guess he thinks he can get by by simply saying that he will waive a magic wand and cut the budget, cut taxes, and increase jobs, without specifiying how? We tried that before, and this isn’t 1980 anymore.

  58. 82

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 75: That’s an evasion. Chicago is not 100% controlled by Democrats. And even if Republicans are in the minority, they can still propose solutions.

    “They need law & order, private economic development by successful African Americans, they need mentors and they desperately need Jesus Christ.”

    I agree with everything that you said. Now that we both agree on the problem, and the Democrats have admittedly failed to successfully address the problem, what solutions do you propose?

    Here’s what I think: Maybe what Chicago needs is a badass mayor a la Rudy Giuliani in his early days when he punked the thugs in NYC and straigtened the place out.

    Every dog has his day.

  59. 83

    Michael spews:

    Maybe what Chicago needs is a badass mayor a la Rudy Giuliani in his early days

    And who would that be… Rahm Emanuel comes to mind.

  60. 84

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 83: I guess. The only thing I know about Chicago is the stuff they sell in Phoenix as Chicago Style Pizza.

  61. 85

    Michael spews:

    One of the things that Chicago needs and has never had is a plan to manage it’s contraction. Chicago has been contracting since the 50’s and will never be a city of 3,600,000 again. For example:

    75,000 acres of residential land within existing municipal boundaries that are considered vacant and/or “underutilized”
    http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/p.....-2000-2010

    It’s time to shrink the city. Take most of that land off the market so that the remaining land can be developed at a profit and you can employ some of those aimless young people in the building trades.

    A square mile is about 700 acres, btw.

  62. 87

    Michael spews:

    @84
    I think it’s funny that the righties think that Chicago needs a “get tough” approach, but they howl at the moon about one of the only “get tough” politicos in America being the mayor of Chicago.

  63. 88

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Cop Shooting Of The Day (TM)

    I’m instituting a new feature in my HA postings as a subset of my signature Mass Shooting Of The Day (TM) feature. We have so much gun violence in America now, it just makes sense to break it down into categories.

    Today’s cop shooting involves a yahoo who drilled two sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina. The cops are in stable condition and the shooter (35, white, male) is in custody.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....olina?lite

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: What good is a gun if you don’t shoot somebody with it? This gun was crying out to be used. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” it said. Or maybe those were just the voices in the shooter’s head.

  64. 89

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @85 Why not use that land to build a new airport to relieve congestion at O’Hare and Midway?

  65. 90

    Michael spews:

    @86
    I have a bunch of relatives in Chicago and love to go visit. My aunt and uncle live in a huge Craftsman style house a 10 minute walk from the lake. It’s nice. There’s great food, great parks, great music. The downtown bustles and you can get around just fine without a car. I’ve never felt unsafe there. And I’ve never gone anywhere near the areas where all those shootings are happening. That’s the thing, you don’t have to go into those neighborhoods.

    Chicago covers 234 sq miles. It’s a huge place and that’s part of the problem. Many of those bad neighborhoods should probably just get bulldozed and not rebuilt. Filter the residents into the rest of the city and let those kids group up in healthy neighborhoods.

  66. 91

    Michael spews:

    @89

    Because no one wants more planes flying over their heads. You’d be working to turn the existing good neighborhoods into bad ones.

  67. 93

    rhp6033 spews:

    Saw an article earlier today about how Jon Stewart’s Daily Show is going to have special coverage of both Republican and Democratic conventions.

    This should be good. I wonder if they will have their “correspondents” in tuxes, ascots, and top hats, roaming the Republican convention floor and pretending to be dressed as “robber barrons”, just so they will fit in.

  68. 94

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 92: Yep, a water pistol is banned in Tampa during the convention, but a real pistol can be carried – even into the convention itself – by anyone with a state Concealed Carry permit. And I’ll bet those aren’t real hard to get.

    Hey, you just can’t make this up – yet Republicans manage to give us new comedy material every day!

  69. 96

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    We all agree that there is no War On Women, right?

    Pennsylvania Senate Candidate: Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Rape


    AP: Similar how?

    Smith: Uh, having a baby out of wedlock.

    AP: That’s similar to rape?

    Smith: No, no, no, but … put yourself in a father’s situation, yes. It is similar. But, back to the original, I’m pro-life, period.

    Look, if Slick Willard and the Republicans get more than 10% of the female vote in 2012, they deserve what these bast@rds are going to do to them.

  70. 97

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A new Pew poll says 58% of Americans believe the rich don’t pay enough taxes, 26% believe the rich pay their fair share, and 8% believe the rich are overtaxed.

    Even the rich agree they’re paying too little: “Even among those who describe themselves as ‘upper class’ or ‘upper middle class,’ more than half — 52 percent — said upper-income Americans don’t pay enough in taxes; only 10 percent said they paid too much.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48.....l_finance/

  71. 99

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @97 Roger,
    Here’s the thing, tax rates are not a matter of “belief” like belief in Bigfoot, belief in God, belief in Satan, or a belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    Our beliefs in tax rates are irrelevant.

    But as our polity continues to sink into propaganda slurping idiots, this type of survey is the best we can hope for.

  72. 101

    Gman spews:

    I’d like to make a wager with anyone of our trolls out there that think Mitt Romney will be better for this Country in terms of Economics. I’ll even let the troll dictate the terms. For example, if Romney is elected President, how long will it take to get the unemployment rate down to x? Or how many x jobs will be created over x amount of time? Or how long will it take to get the average coat of gasoline down to x? Something to that effect. Any takers? Bob? $100 bucks

  73. 102

    rhp6033 spews:

    # 100: There’s even a morning radio show where the host has traditionally spent about twenty minutes reviewing the right-wing crazy talk in the media (Fox News, Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, etc.). For the better part of this last year it’s expanded to some forty minutes, just to cover the tip of the iceberg.

    What’s terrible for national policy is comedy gold for comedians.

  74. 103

    Puddybud spews:

    8. Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    From the NYT article that Josh Marshall links to:

    The Romney campaign is airing an advertisement falsely charging that Mr. Obama has “quietly announced” plans to eliminate work and job training requirements for welfare beneficiaries, a message Mr. Romney’s aides said resonates with working-class voters who see government as doing nothing for them.

    Message: “Hey angry white people! That nigger Barack Obama is taking your money and giving to other lazy niggers!”

    The Republican message, in a nutshell.

    More BULLSHIT copied from Lib da schmuck… You can continue to repost the same horse manure over and over but it doesn’t make it correct.

    1) NY Times has been called out for it’s libtard bias… editor said so.
    2) Richmond Times (One of the Politifact Fact Checkers) already agreed with Romney and called it CORRECT.
    3) WaPo Greg Sargent reprints anything letist and has been discredited!

    Who are you calling lazy niggers ya jackASS? Whitey using the word nigger? How nigger of you Lib da schmuck. Proves to all how preverted and a real dangerous racist you are on this blog.

    You and headless dorky dorkman lucy… two peas in a pod. Yeah schmucks of the smegma order! And of course rujax as STOOOOOOOOOOOPID as he is gives you a pass!

    BTW Andrea Pelosi already played the lazy black man/woman video on Bill Misogynist Maher’s show.

    Do you know most welfacre recipients are WHITEY?

    What a dickhead Lib da schmuck is.

    Nuff SAID Sucka!

  75. 104

    Puddybud spews:

    So back to my fundamental question, why don’t conservatives put their efforts into mitigating the reasons women get pregnant and want an abortion and why don’t they incentivize childbirth?

    Because it’s not really about abortion, per se. It’s a broader anti-woman, anti-autonomy, anti-sex agenda deriving its roots from a medieval paternal superstition.

    More buillshit from the left.

    Notice the leftists can’t talk to women how are they going to afford to keep their children in clothes, keep women in jobs, pay for gas in their minivans, etc. Nope they can only focus on the vagina and the womb, because that’s all Obummer and his morons have to offer.

  76. 106

    Puddybud spews:

    Fraggy@79, what you can’t see the economists?

    Gary Becker, Nobel laureate
    James Buchanan, Nobel laureate
    Robert Lucas, Nobel laureate
    Robert Mundell, Nobel laureate
    Edward Prescott, Nobel laureate
    Myron Scholes, Nobel laureate

    And many others… You are a moveon moron!

  77. 107

    Puddybud spews:

    As all can see rujax is stuck on stupid on the reservation.

    Lt Gen. Russel Honore spots you perfectly – stuck on stupid!

    People who really know Puddy know no drugs and no alcohol. Totally sane while you are insane. So what’s your excuse for your continual stupor? Drugs, alcohol or both?

  78. 108

    Puddybud spews:

    headless lucy above farted

    That’s an evasion. Chicago is not 100% controlled by Democrats. And even if Republicans are in the minority, they can still propose solutions.

    Yeah like Pelosi, Reid and Obummer listened on ObummerCare?

    JackASS racist!

  79. 109

    Gman spews:

    Puffy – I see you skipped over comment 101. Too scared to make a wager. How about you confer with one of those Nobel Laureates.

  80. 110

    Puddybud spews:

    Even the rich agree they’re paying too little: “Even among those who describe themselves as ‘upper class’ or ‘upper middle class,’ more than half — 52 percent — said upper-income Americans don’t pay enough in taxes; only 10 percent said they paid too much.”

    And the public doesn’t know that $85 billion per year is only coming in for this class warfare. Once this myth is blown apart they’ll realize it only pays for 3-4 weeks of Obummer spending. We already know Obummer isn’t going to put those tax receipts toward the debt. Obummer already said he’s gonna spend it!

  81. 111

    Puddybud spews:

    gleeman from provincetown… Sean Puffy Coombs doesn’t post here. So ya blade idiot, Puddy hadn’t gotten to 101 but it’s an interesting question.

    For jobs about a year.
    Gas prices will take much longer… why? Obummer has stymied gas production and development. All Obummer claimed he “did” was started under Bush. That’s why that meme went by the wayside earlier this year.

  82. 112

    Michael spews:

    @105

    Dude, what are you talking about. Being loaded is about the only way to deal with all the right-wing fools in this country…

  83. 113

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @99 It’s really simple. As I posted earlier today, even the rich don’t think of themselves as rich, so when they say “tax the rich,” they think they’re taxing someone else. No one’s against taxes that other people pay.

  84. 114

    Michael spews:

    @90 If you like 100-mile-long traffic jams, you’ll love Chicago.

    That’s what bicycles and The L are for.

  85. 115

    Puddybud spews:

    Here is the answer for Lib da schmuck, cuz he’s the one who knows who the lazy niggers are…

    It is very difficult when you look at the history of attacks on redistribution, the attacks on redistribution particularly around welfare have had a very loaded racial subtext forever. You will note in the Romney ads, there is not a single African-American that appears in them. Very interestingly … – Chris the leftist moron Hayes on Rachel Madcow’s show

    Wait… no blacks errr… African-Americans in Romney’s ads? What Lib da schmuck would say… no niggers in Romney’s ads? Well maybe most welfare recipients are whitey!

    Lib da schmuck, stale and useless as ever!

  86. 117

    Puddybud spews:

    Speaking of Neil Armstrong… He wasn’t an Obummer fan…

    America cannot maintain a leadership position without human access to space. After a half century in which Americans were being launched into Earth orbit and beyond, Americans find themselves uncertain of when they can reasonably expect our astronauts to travel to the International Space Station or other off the earth destinations in other than a foreign built and commanded spacecraft.

    America must find ways of restoring hope and confidence to a confused and disconsolate work force. The reality that there is no flight requirement for a NASA pilot-astronaut for the foreseeable future is obvious and painful to all who have, justifiably, taken great pride in NASA’s wondrous space flight achievements during the past half century.

    Most importantly, public policy must be guided by the recognition that we live in a technology driven world where progress is rapid and unstoppable. Our choices are to lead, to try to keep up, or to get out of the way. A lead, however earnestly and expensively won, once lost, is nearly impossible to regain.

    http://news.daylife.com/topic/.....te=daylife

    Then we see this remembrance from Obummer!

    Obama’s greatest achievement, though, is creating his own personal narrative. He is his own personal touchstone. Even when honoring a great American hero, Obama can’t help but thrust himself into the event.

    Obama took to his tumblr page to offer a tribute to Neil Armstrong. The words–two sentences–are fine in a generic politician way. But, Obama being Obama, he injected himself into the tribute. He included a photo, not of Armstrong or the iconic step onto the lunar surface, but of himself, gazing up at the moon.

    Maybe Obummer thinks Neil’s soul is sitting on the moon looking back at Earth. Whatever!

  87. 118

    Gman spews:

    @111 Puffy, I mean Pussy, you make the terms, make a wager. You are so convinced the economy will turn around with Mitt, surely this is something you can bet on. Unless your plan is to blame Obama for the next four years. Afraid to make a wager? I see you are running from it. Just Luke the rest of you boobs. All talk no action. Pussies led by the puffy pussy.

  88. 119

    Jethro spews:

    78. Deathfrogg spews:

    Dem poh black folks is just too stupid and uncivilized to ever do fo’ demselves without the firm but benevolent guidance and discipline from the self-appointed representatives of the white peoples god.

    An unemployed bitter whitey atheist labels Jesus Christ a “white persons” God?? Good luck with that. I have attended many black churches in my life. We worship the same God. You speak from pure ignorance and bitterness. You are precisely where you deserve to be you racist bastard. You think any black person who worships Jesus Christ is a fool just because you are trapped in your own bitterness about getting screwed in this life. Your perspective is narrow and short-term. It’s also arrogant and ignorant.
    you deserve your station in life.

  89. 120

    Puddybud spews:

    Thank you Jethro. Fraggy is a dumb white jobless moron! These white libtard morons are clueless!

  90. 121

    Puddybud spews:

    gleeman from provincetown

    Pussy

    You wouldn’t know one if it sat on yo face!

    Freakshow!

  91. 123

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @111 “Obummer has stymied gas production and development.”

    Maybe this had something to do with that.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi.....e_2010.jpg

    We know now that BP operated with reckless disregard for safety. What would President Romney have done? Let them keep operating with reckless disregard for the safety of platform workers and the environment? How many fishermen’s livelihoods would President Romney be willing to destroy for a few more barrels of oil? If President Romney would do something differently from President Obama, tell us what it is.

  92. 124

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    As long as we have bullshitters posting bullshittium about oil here, let’s do a quick Truth Check:

    http://holt.house.gov/index.ph.....8;Itemid=3

    Yah, the U.S. has 2% of the world’s oil reserves and consumes 25% of the world’s oil output; so, all we have to do is “Drill, baby, drill!” and we’ll have infinite quantities of cheap oil forever. Or so sayeth the denizens of Wingnuttia.

  93. 125

    Puddybud spews:

    Refining capacity has been expanding since 2001 and this expansion has increased oil production by a million barrels per day.

    Thank you George Walker Bush for having the foresight!

    See how easy that was SENILE Wabbit?

  94. 126

    Puddybud spews:

    During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the [BP] oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records. – PuddyInsert

    From the leftist Politico!

  95. 127

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @125 What’s actually happening, dumbass, is the big oil companies are selling or spinning off their refineries because refining doesn’t make money.

  96. 129

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s get this straight. Obama is the top recipient of BP’s political donations because they hate him, they hate his policies, and he hates them, he hates their company, and he won’t let them drill.

  97. 131

    Puddybud spews:

    @126 Who cares?

    Like your stupid comment yesterday over Obummer and Twitter SENILE Wabbit? We know Obummer’s gang BRAGGED, yes BRAGGED about their Twitter prowess!

    Let’s get this straight. Obama is the top recipient of BP’s political donations because they hate him, they hate his policies, and he hates them, he hates their company, and he won’t let them drill.

    Where did Puddy saw anything close to that Roger SENILE Wabbit?

    Man you project such worthless Psych 101 crap!

  98. 132

    spews:

    Fred Koch, father of the Koch Brothers who made a good part of his fortune building oil refineries for Josef Stalin (and yes, went on an crazed guilt trip about it):

    In a self-published broadside, Koch claimed that “the Communists have infiltrated both the Democrat and Republican Parties.” He wrote admiringly of Benito Mussolini’s suppression of Communists in Italy, and disparagingly of the American civil-rights movement. “The colored man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America,” he warned. Welfare was a secret plot to attract rural blacks to cities, where they would foment “a vicious race war.” In a 1963 speech that prefigures the Tea Party’s talk of a secret socialist plot, Koch predicted that Communists would “infiltrate the highest offices of government in the U.S. until the President is a Communist, unknown to the rest of us.”

    http://www.newyorker.com/repor.....rentPage=3

  99. 135

    spews:

    Dullard (R-Money) retired from Bain in 1999?

    Bullshit.. There was taxes to avoid so he had to have an active role:

    “As we have said many times before, Governor and Mrs. Romney’s assets are managed on a blind basis. They do not control the investment of these assets. The investment decisions are made by a trustee,” spokeswoman Michele Davis said.

    But according to his 2010 tax return, when the Internal Revenue Service comes calling in April, Romney has a different answer: The presumptive GOP nominee reaps lucrative tax breaks for “active” participation in the private equity firm he founded, as well as a host of other investments…

    Even if Romney could persuade the IRS his involvement was legitimately active, that still leaves him in a rhetorical jam: For tax purposes, he claims an active status; for political purposes, he claims to have zero to do with the investments.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....28816.html

  100. 137

    spews:

    People are by and large ignorant about the debt of gratitude they owe to Barack Obama:

    In the fourth quarter of 2008, the U.S. economy shrunk at an 8.9% annualized rate. That’s depression territory. At that rate we would have lost an entire Canadian economy worth of output in 2009. Job losses peaked in January, and Obama signed the stimulus in February. There’s been a lot of talk about shovel-ready projects that weren’t shovel-ready, but the Recovery Act quickly poured hundreds of billions of dollars worth of textbook Keynesian stimulus into the economy to boost demand: massive aid to state governments to prevent Medicaid cuts, teacher layoffs, and other public-sector anti-stimulus; unemployment benefits, food stamps, and other assistance for victims of the recession; $250 checks to seniors and the disabled; and tax cuts for 95% of American workers that less than 10% of them actually noticed. Liberals often complain that the stimulus wasn’t big enough—and they’re right, although my reporting demonstrates that there was no way Obama could have squeezed another dime out of Congress—but it was pretty damn big, more than 50% larger than the entire multi-year New Deal in constant dollars.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/a.....?ref=fpblg

    Thing could have been way better if Republicans didn’t have their heads you-know-where..

  101. 138

    Puddybud spews:

    Zach Carter, Ryan Grim, Jason Cherkis more useless libtards proffered by HA’s buttspigot from HuffPo.

    So easy to spot ylbuttspigot’s “sources”. And now.. Talking Puke Morons. Right on time!

    BITCHSLAPPED again!

  102. 140

    Puddybud spews:

    Anything I’ve quoted above that isn’t true?

    Your favorite line. When it’s slanted… it ain’t true! You love to claim when I use libtard MSM it isn’t true! Then, when I use right thinking sites you go nutzo apoplectic!

    SMACK!

    Wow you actually used a link from the crazed databaze about your diarrhea!

    BITCHSLAPPED again!

  103. 142

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    buttspigot@132, can’t you find any author without a librul bent in their writings for your diarrhea stains?

    Reality has a well know liberal bias.

  104. 143

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    La. Gov. Bobby Jindal asks President Obama for more Tropical Storm Isaac aid

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

    How’s that secession working out? STATES RIGHTS!!! FREEDOMZ!!

  105. 145

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    gleeman from provincetown

    I believe it was you, puddles, who attended “Bear Week” in Provincetown.

    Puddybear from P-town. Is that you bottom row left, puddybear?

  106. 146

    Puddybud spews:

    Puddybear from P-town. Is that you bottom row left, puddybear?

    Nope you dope… Why you ask? Was he a nigger? Lib da schmuck you racist piece of shit!

  107. 148

    Puddybud spews:

    Why you ask? Was he a nigger?

    Such language! Why use the N word?

    YOU R ONE stupid idiot. Read who used the word NIGGER in this thread first. It wasn’t Puddy. Lib da schmuck is one racist piece of trash just like headless dorky dorkman lucy. And your guttersnipe friend rujax has nothing to say. One pwned reservation moron!

    YOU R ONE stupid idiot ylbuttspigot! You definitely have 1 hour moronic memory moonbat malady!

  108. 149

    Puddybud spews:

    You said my relatives were “cheap”. My European relatives “obviously”.

    Is that racist… Lately Obummer has been leaving his lunch bills for others. He’s cheap!

  109. 151

    Puddybud spews:

    I don’t dispute true facts. But when you cherry pick facts to buttress a right wing bullshit line, I call it out whenever I can.

    Baloney you buttspigot… You parade that list of 82 links Puddy uses. Why not sport it now?

  110. 154

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Local Breaking News: Fire At Shoreline Area Park

    The Saltwater Beach Park on the shore of Puget Sound in the Richmond Beach area of Shoreline is on fire.

    About 5 acres of brush between the water and railroad tracks are on fire, and numerous fire and police units are on the scene. Local news organizations also are there.

    Needless to say, the park is closed to public access, and there is a large crowd of onlookers on the bluffs above and heavy traffic congestion on streets in the area.

  111. 156

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    America is a democracy. Puddy can vote for any damn fool or charlatan he wants. And I don’t doubt he will.

  112. 157

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Man In Bigfoot Disguise Run Over

    “KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) – A man who was apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwestern Montana was struck by two cars and killed.”

    http://www.komonews.com/news/n.....33255.html

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I’m not gonna say a damn thing about this.

  113. 158

    Puddybud spews:

    What LibSci did is not racism dumbass!

    You are the arbiter of black activities buttspigot? He chose to use nigger you idiot! You R an idiot!

    I notice how quiet rujax is. That in itself is very telling!

    I see nothing but right wing bullshit in this list:

    RIGHT ON TIME!

    Pwned again buttspigot. You don’t even know when I pwn YOU!

    BITCHSLAPPED again!

  114. 160

    Puddybud spews:

    Montana where the men are men and the sheep are scared.

    And you know this how Michael?

  115. 162

    Puddybud spews:

    160 Your cousin told him.

    Ummm nope. You are the “animal” here Roger SENILE Wabbit!

  116. 165

    Puddybud spews:

    To illustrate the racism of those look down on welfare recipients you dumbass!

    YOU R stoooooooooooopid. Keep making up stoooooopid excuses for his useless commentary. Most welfare recipients are whitey you jackASS!

    Message: “Hey angry white people! That nigger Barack Obama is taking your money and giving to other lazy niggers!”

    Can’t find that anywhere in a Google search!

  117. 167

    Puddybud spews:

    It ain’t gonna stop unless you stop promoting right wing falsehoods!

    HAHAHAHA you buttspigot, is anything I’ve quoted from those wonderful sites that isn’t true?

  118. 170

    Puddybud spews:

    @166 so many non sequitors!

    So useless trying to have a conversation with the buttspigot!

  119. 174

    Puddybud spews:

    LibSci is illustrating the message conveyed by a “dog whistle” you dumbass..

    And Breitbart called it right. Libtards place the racist race card and that’s exactly what schmucko did above.

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    spews:

    @117…

    I like how puddypussypissypants brought Armstrongs criticism in…OH!

    He didn’t!!

    Snap!!!!

    PS Asshole…I think it’s the Republican CONGRESS that won’t allocate money for NASA. Last time I looked at the Constitution…the President has NO POWER to budget funds. That would be the feckless John Boehner(R-Hankie) and the screaming tea party mimi’s.

  121. 177

    Puddybud spews:

    Wow rujax, you excuse your own for nigger use?

    Very telling! Steve would be all over me if a righty used that word.

    When you are a libtard the sky is the limit!

  122. 182

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @178 And RealClearPolitics has moved Missouri from “leans Romney” to “tossup” … meanwhile, Wisconsin and Virginia would do it for Obama even if he lost Florida and Ohio.

  123. 183

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    I’m glad I missed this little exchange above, just checking in now before bed.

    I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.

    When dealing with Republicans, it inevitably comes down to the question, “Stupid, or lying?”

    We confront this again, now with puddles feigning outrage over my use of the word ‘nigger’ when paraphrasing and clarifying the Romney/Republican campaign strategy. Specifically:

    Message: “Hey angry white people! That nigger Barack Obama is taking your money and giving to other lazy niggers!”

    Puddy is calling me a racist, in faux outrage, for writing this analysis.

    He is either the dumbest person alive, or one of the most shamelessly dishonest.

    I stand by what I wrote and have nothing to apologize for. It’s obviously not the least bit racist, and in fact an indictment of racists, racism and the race-based manipulations of the right wing, the people puddy shills for.

    Puddy can kiss my ass.

  124. 184

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    Oh my, looky here at digby:

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, one of his party’s elder statesmen and leading strategists, today accused Democrats of playing the “race card” in accusing Republicans of making race a subtext of the campaign.

    Democrats have argued heatedly that Mitt Romney’s unexpected new focus on welfare policy, his reference to President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and his embrace of Donald Trump — who campaigned on the latter subject — represent thinly-coded appeals to working-class white resentment of a black president.

    “Name a campaign in the last 25 years where the Dems didn’t play the race card,” Barbour told BuzzFeed. “Surprise!”

    Oh, gosh, it sounds just like puddles bleating whines above.

    Just like discussions of class and wealth maldistribution, the right wing only screams, “Class Warfare!!” when we fight back.

    Like I said, puddy can kiss my ass.

  125. 185

    Puddybud spews:

    I stand by what I wrote and have nothing to apologize for. It’s obviously not the least bit racist, and in fact an indictment of racists, racism and the race-based manipulations of the right wing, the people puddy shills for.

    Racists are those in the DUMMOCRAPT party. Been over this so many times Puddy isn’t surprised Lib da schmuck would deflect from his own party ways.

    It was Alex Pelosi who showed blacks on welfare looking for the free handout on Bill Maher’s show – not Republicans. It was Artur Davis who told the world how he and Kendrick and others were stopped by the national DUMMOCRAPT party from running for offices DUMMOCRAPTS reserved for their southern WHITEY cronies.

    Allen West Tea Party Darling.
    Nicky Haley Tea Party Darling.
    Timothy Scott Tea Party Darling.

    Again Lib da schmuck and is faux racism call. So when it comes to this faux racism put forth by Lib da schmuck… Puddy has delivered REAL FACTS… from REAL BLACKS while Lib da schmuck peruses left wrong horse manure sites with standard swill.

    Puddy is glad you stand behind your comments last night. You are just like headless dorky dorkman lucy, who still stands behind his comments too.

    Thanks for playing.

  126. 188

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    @186, 185

    No need for the cough, Rujax!

    Puddy is spewing his trademarked bullshit.

    Outrage, OUTRAGE! I say at the Republicans being called out for their racism – puddles is just wounded that I would use the word ‘nigger’ to characterize what the ‘thugs are saying to their base – the angry white people they’re stroking with stories of outrage of ‘those people’ getting some of ‘our’ tax dollars.

    Puddy is so wrong on so many levels, there really is no point in engaging him – he really is only useful as a sideshow freak.

    But he can still kiss my ass.

  127. 189

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The Associated Press fact-check’s rightwing bullhorn Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Obama film and uses phrases like “no evidence,” “a stretch,” “don’t hold water,” and “wrongly claims” to tear about D’Souza’s ridiculous attempt to portray what goes on in Obama’s mind when he makes policy decisions.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/e.....check.html

    Oh, and one more thing, remember some idiot troll dissing on Obama for removing a bust of Churchill from the Oval Office allegedly because Obama shares the anti-British sympathies of his father?

    (Note: Obama’s father was against colonial occupation of his country, not against the British per se.)

    That piece of made-up tripe comes, of course, from D’Souza’s movie; and it’s every bit as dishonest and factually wrong as the rest of the movie:

    “D’Souza says Obama removed a bust of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office because Churchill represented British colonialism. White House curator William Allman said the bust, which had been on loan, was already scheduled to be returned before Obama took office. Another bust of Churchill is on display in the president’s private residence, the White House says.”

    But not to worry, no lie is too petty for some rightwinger to propagate it; nor too nonsensical for legions of rightwing idiots across the land to swallow it whole.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @188 We have ten more minutes of peaceful reflection before Cereal shows up for “work” and starts racking up his mandatory word count so he can get paid. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  129. 192

    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    puddle’s heroes:

    Allen West Tea Party Darling.
    Nicky Haley Tea Party Darling.
    Timothy Scott Tea Party Darling.

    I didn’t know off the top of my head who Timothy Scott was. Wikipedia helped:

    In 1997, Scott supported having the Ten Commandments posted outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow….Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued.

    ACLU sued and won. Scott, Bibul-thumping putz.

    During the primaries, Scott was endorsed by the anti-tax National Club for Growth, various Tea Party movement groups, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Republican House Whip Eric Cantor, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, and the founder of the Minuteman Project.

    With friends like that…we know what kind of loon you must be.

    -Scott successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million
    -He supports infrastructure development and public works for his district
    -Scott opposes earmarks.

    Typical.

    -Scott supports federal legislation that is similar to the Arizona law, Arizona SB 1070
    -Scott advocates a continued military presence in Afghanistan
    -Scott is pro-life
    -Scott believes the 2010 health care reform law should be repealed. Scott states that the health care in the U.S. is one of the greatest in the world
    -Scott said that President Barack Obama could be impeached over the debt crisis.

    One of puddy’s heroes.

    A garden variety raving fascist wingnut, just one with a bit more melanin than average. AND, he hate Mexicans just as much as his paler compatriots.

    But puddy sez he’s extra-special super-cool, ’cause he’s a BLACK teahaddist.

  130. 193

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Speaking of lies.

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

    – William Casey, CIA Director
    (from first staff meeting, 1981)

    “If the American people knew what we have done, they would string us up from the lamp posts.”
    – George H. W. Bush

  131. 194

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wonder Where He Got It From?

    Yesterday, a 15 y.o. boy — who his father says had been bullied — shot and critically wounded a 17 y.o. special needs student. The shooter was tackled by teachers before he could shoot anyone else, possibly preventing a Columbine-type tragedy. I have a message on behalf of the innocent victim and his family: Thanks for nothing, rightwing gun nuts.

    “Court documents show Gladden’s parents divorced in 2010, reported WBALTV.com. The news station went to the house where Gladden lives with his mother on Monday afternoon; a sign on the door read ‘We don’t call 911,’ and had a picture of a revolver on it, reporters said. No one in the house would comment on the shooting.”

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new.....urder?lite

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: In this case, it’s not too hard to figure out where the shooter got the idea and the gun. I wish like to offer this message in sympathy of the innocent victim and his family: Thanks
    for nothing, rightwing gun nuts.

  132. 195

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Newt Gingrich on how to lie effectively.

    Your Tealiban, modern Fascist heroes at work. Americans have come to embrace all of that which they so desperately fought against in WW2. They hold up oiligarchy as the ultimate purpose of freedom, and portray the exercise of liberty as extremism. Spuddy is a primary example. He would agree to have his voting rights removed if it was a Republican that removed them.

    The GOP hates the 14th Amendment, they have tried several times to have it removed from the Constitution, and continue in this effort. It is an ongoing policy of the Republican Party to eliminate the rights of the citizens to vote. They openly say this in no uncertain terms.

    Spuddypud supports them. He freely admits this. Thats why I know he’s either schizophrenic or borderline. He’d cut out his own tongue rather than admit he’s supporting the party that would turn the clock back on him by 170 years.

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    Liberal Scientist is a a dirty fucking hippie, and THE SPAWN OF SATAN (acocrding to resident Bibul-thumper puddles) spews:

    @195
    I think it’s the whole Bibul-thumping thingy. Whoever says they’ll save the precious zygotes from the evul librul wimmins gets his support.

    The man believes the Earth, the entire universe, is 6012 years old. Fossils were put here to test our faith. Evolution didn’t happen. Global warming is just God hugging us tighter.

    He’s crazy, in a way that is pardoned by the society at large, but still CRAZY.

  134. 198

    Puddybud spews:

    He’d cut out his own tongue rather than admit he’s supporting the party that would turn the clock back on him by 170 years.

    Ummm nope you dope…

    H Carl McCall… DUMMOCRAPTS didn’t want a black man leading NY State

    Southern DUMMOCRAPT Political Blacks who were destroyed by DUMMOCRAPTS who didn’t want them in places of power in the South

    Kendrick Meeks
    Artur Davis
    Thurbert Baker
    Ken Lewis
    Anthony Foxx
    Johnny Dupree

    You see Lib da schmuck, reservation rujax, and OWS Fraggy, Puddy knows the historical rejection of blacks when they strive for power in DUMMOCRAPT WHITEY strongholds!

  135. 199

    Puddybud spews:

    You see Lib da schmuck… you progressives need chaos to survive! Unfortunately DUMMOCRAPTS deliver chaos to blacks. But, some blacks see the chaos and get rolling off the reservation!