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    Democratic no bash part 2

    Started by cats meow at 2009/01/29 02:32PM
    Latest post: 2013/08/19 05:32PM, Views: 631684, Replies: 6846
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    #6811   2013/01/26 05:55PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    [quote]Quote OspreyGirl: Reminder - the President and Sec. Clinton are on '60 Minutes' tomorrow...


    CBS’ “60 Minutes” has released a video preview of the joint interview with President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In it, Obama thanked Clinton and praised her for her service to the country and Clinton talked about how the once bitter rivals came to work so well together.

    Interviewer Steve Kroft asked the president and Secretary of State why they had chosen to do a joint interview.

    “Well, the main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you,” Obama said. “Because I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest Secretaries of State we’ve had. It has been a great collaboration over the last four years.”

    When Kroft asked Clinton how the two of them were able to put aside their differences after their long and bitter primary battle for the 2008 nomination, the Secretary said that both of them earnestly wanted to do what was best for the country.

    “A few years ago, it would have been seen as improbable,” she said. “But I’ve gone around the world on behalf of the president and our country, and one of the things I say to people, because I think it helps them understand, I say, look, in politics and in democracy, sometimes you win elections, sometimes you lose elections. I worked very hard, but I lost. And then President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State and I said yes. Why did he ask me and why did I say yes? Because we both love our country.”

    Here's a clip of the interview:


    landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=sacbee&VID=242... />



    Can we find a translator to put than into some kind of language that a Republican might be able to understand?

    #6812   2013/01/26 08:19PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
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    [quote]Quote simplyirresistible: [quote]Quote OspreyGirl: Reminder - the President and Sec. Clinton are on '60 Minutes' tomorrow...


    CBS’ “60 Minutes” has released a video preview of the joint interview with President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In it, Obama thanked Clinton and praised her for her service to the country and Clinton talked about how the once bitter rivals came to work so well together.

    Interviewer Steve Kroft asked the president and Secretary of State why they had chosen to do a joint interview.

    “Well, the main thing is I just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you,” Obama said. “Because I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest Secretaries of State we’ve had. It has been a great collaboration over the last four years.”

    When Kroft asked Clinton how the two of them were able to put aside their differences after their long and bitter primary battle for the 2008 nomination, the Secretary said that both of them earnestly wanted to do what was best for the country.

    “A few years ago, it would have been seen as improbable,” she said. “But I’ve gone around the world on behalf of the president and our country, and one of the things I say to people, because I think it helps them understand, I say, look, in politics and in democracy, sometimes you win elections, sometimes you lose elections. I worked very hard, but I lost. And then President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State and I said yes. Why did he ask me and why did I say yes? Because we both love our country.”

    Here's a clip of the interview:


    landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&sitesection=sacbee&VID=242... />



    Can we find a translator to put than into some kind of language that a Republican might be able to understand? [/quote]



    They wouldn't be able to understand if you misspelled the words like they do their teabagger protest signs...

    #6813   2013/01/26 09:44PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    simplyirresi...
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    Obama may need to get a pardon ready

    The beating Hillary is gonna give the GOP in 2016 might be considered crimminal...

    #6814   2013/01/27 05:52PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    Quote simplyirresistible: Obama may need to get a pardon ready

    The beating Hillary is gonna give the GOP in 2016 might be considered criminal...




    He should keep the pardons and let her whoop the crazy out of those lunatics! I hope she tars and feathers them like the 'Revolutionary patriots' they proclaim themselves to be...

    #6815   2013/01/28 03:16PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    "If Conservatives get to call Universal Healthcare 'socialized medicine' then I get to call private for-profit healthcare 'souless, vampire b@$tards making money off human pain"

    Bill Maher

    #6816   2013/01/29 12:11AM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    A Nevada Republican arrested for voter fraud in the 2012 election, after claiming she was trying to test the system's integrity, pled guilty and accepted a plea deal Thursday, forcing her to pay almost $2,500 and promise to stay out of trouble./b]

    Roxanne Rubin, 56, a casino worker on the Las Vegas Strip, was arrested on Nov. 3, 2012 after trying to vote twice, once at her poling site in Henderson and then at a second site in Las Vegas. The poll workers at the second site said that she had already voted, but Rubin said that she hadn't and insisted on casting a ballot, which the poll workers refused to allow her to do.

    Rubin said that she was trying to show how easy it would be to commit voter fraud with just a signature. "This has always been an issue with me. I just feel the system is flawed," she told the AP Thursday. "If we’re showing ID for everything else, why wouldn’t we show our ID in order to vote?”

    Rubin, like many Republicans, claim that the threat from voter fraud -- which is close to non-existent -- is why voter ID laws need to be in place. But Nevada has no voter ID law -- other than for first-time voters who didn't show ID when they registered to vote -- and she was caught anyway.

    The prosecutor in the case said he knew of no other voters in Nevada or elsewhere arrested for voter fraud.

    Democratic Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, who has called for a photo ID law, slammed Rubin in a statement. "If Ms. Rubin was trying to demonstrate how easy it is to commit voter fraud, she clearly failed and proved just the opposite," he said.

    Rubin's deal requires her to pay $2,481 to the state in restitution, complete 100 hours of community service, stay out of trouble and complete an impulse control course.

    LYING DOGS!!!

    #6817   2013/01/29 04:48PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
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    NRA members are truly pieces of shyt...they are heckling parents of Newtown victims from testifying about gun control...


    Some came dressed in camouflage and others in suits.

    Some wore National Rifle Association hats, casual clothing or bright power ties and sat next to each other, but on starkly different sides of the raging national argument on gun control.

    Both groups, totaling about 1,500 people, were frisked upon entering the Capitol complex Monday, then applauded their supporters during daylong hearings on the aftermath of the Newtown massacre.

    As members of a General Assembly task force took hours of testimony, Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe joined a dozen local law enforcement executives from throughout the country at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss gun control.

    Under heightened security, including the rare use of metal detectors inside the Legislative Office Building, gun owners warned that they shouldn't have to give up their rights after Adam Lanza killed his mother, then murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.

    Some warned that gun ownership is a check on governmental tyranny and charged that Obama has an agenda to disarm them and take away rights guaranteed under the state Constitution and the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    Others criticized lawmakers for proposing laws before the final report on the Sandy Hook murders. State police chiefs said they want all firearms registered, including rifles that are now exempt. Gun manufacturers warn that thousands of Connecticut jobs are at stake.

    Bill Stevens, of Newtown, who has a daughter in town schools, promised that in the case of a home invasion, he would be calling 911 after first shooting the people threatening his family.

    He paraphrased a famous gun-rights quotation: "I will tell you here today, you will take my ability to protect my Victoria from my cold, dead hands," Stevens said to the applause of supporters at about 5:30 p.m.

    By 7 p.m. about 615 names had been called, although some left the Capitol without testifying.

    "The local and national debate has been co-opted by the anti-gun agenda," said Lindy Urso, a Greenwich lawyer. "This has nothing to do with Newtown."

    But gun-control advocates said the Bushmaster assault-style rifle that Lanza used should be banned, along with other weapons that have infiltrated the gun market after the state's 1993 prohibition on assault rifles.

    "How many more people have to be massacred in our schools, shopping malls and movie theaters before those of us who are in a position to create laws actually act?" said Gayle Weinstein, the first selectman of Weston.

    Nancy Lefkowitz, of Fairfield, who with Meg Staunton came up with the idea of the Feb. 14 "March for Change" at the Capitol, said that it's not the right of people to own "killing machines" like Lanza's Bushmaster.

    "In the 45 days since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 3,600 people have died because of gun violence," said Lefkowitz, who demonstrated in Washington 12 years ago during the "Million Mom March."

    Since then, 360,000 have died.

    "And some of you have asked us to wait while you weigh your options?" Lefkowitz said. "Don't you think we have waited long enough? Stop this bleeding. You can be sure your hesitance to act swiftly and aggressively in favor of safer, rational gun laws turns thousands of residents of this state into single-issue voters and we are now paying attention to your every move."

    If there was an area of agreement between the opposing sides, it was in the even more-complicated area of mental health and the challenge of keeping firearms from people who are disturbed enough to use them against others.

    "This was definitely a mental health issue that ought to be addressed," said Gregory Droniak, of Derby, adding that armed guards should also be assigned to schools.

    Peter Diatelevi, a retired Ridgefield Middle School teacher, said that a law-abiding gun owner does not break the rules on gun ownership.

    "That's a people problem, that's not a gun problem," Diatelevi said.

    The sometimes boisterous public hearing -- after nearly four hours of testimony from State Police, parents of slain Newtown first-graders and city mayors -- seemed dominated by gun owners, who railed at more than 90 proposed bills.

    "The Second Amendment!" was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.

    "There are a lot of things that should be changed to prevent what happened," said Heslin, who said he grew up using guns and was undisturbed by the interruption of his testimony.

    "That wasn't just a killing, it was a massacre," said Heslin, who recalled dropping off his son at Sandy Hook Elementary school shortly before Lanza opened fire. "I just hope some good can come out of this."

    After waiting more than 45 minutes to walk through metal detectors, gun enthusiasts and gun-control advocates alike spilled out of one large hearing room in the Legislative Office Building into three satellite rooms, where proceedings were televised. An erroneous fire alarm, due to an equipment malfunction, briefly interrupted the morning session.

    "Connecticut can lead the way in common sense and take the first steps in being proactive without dividing our population," said Seth Block, of Fairfield, a gun owner.

    Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, co-chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, threatened to empty the meeting room in the Legislative Office Building, jammed with hundreds of people, if the chatter from the audience continued.

    Another father of a 6-year-old murdered in the shootings fought back tears and told lawmakers to make any changes in gun laws simple.

    "I don't believe it's so complex," said Mark Mattioli, whose son James was among the first-graders slaughtered.

    "We need civility across our nation," said Mattioli, who appeared with his wife, Cindy, before the legislative panel. "The problem is not gun laws, it's a lack of civility."

    Veronique Pozner, whose son, Noah, was killed in the massacre, said his grave is only a five-minute drive from Chalk Hill School in Monroe, where the Sandy Hook Elementary students are now going to school.


    Here's a video of the NRA interrupting one of the parents speaking:


    landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90010&sitesection=ctpost&VID=242...

    #6818   2013/01/30 12:28AM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    This is laughable...a memo had to be sent out to 'warn' fellow GOPers from speaking ignorantly...


    Republican lawmakers are being encouraged on a new set of talking points when it comes to addressing both immigration reform and Latino voters, according to a memo obtained by The Hill on Monday.

    The memo, prepared by the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), encourages the use of the term “undocumented immigrants” as opposed to “illegals” or “aliens,” and discourages criticisms of the new immigration proposal by a group of GOP and Democratic senators using the word “amnesty.”

    As Colorlines noted on Tuesday, members of the group like Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) still used the phrase “illegal immigrant” at a press conference Monday touting their plan.

    Also, McCain did not correct Fox News host Eric Bolling when he used the word “illegals” during a separate interview on Monday.

    The memo also contained tips on criticizing President Barack Obama on his own immigration reform, which he is scheduled to reveal Tuesday afternoon.

    “Do acknowledge that President Obama broke his promise and failed to propose any immigration reform for five years, while using this issue as a political wedge,” it said.

    However, Obama was pushing for such reforms as recently as two years ago, accusing Republicans of “moving the goal posts” on the issue. In the wake of the defeat of the DREAM Act, Obama also authorized a two-year deferred-deportation program for younger immigrants last year.

    Colorlines also pointed out that another lawmaker behind this week’s bipartisan plan, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), seemed to follow a more concilatory line of thinking in an interview with PBS host Gwen Ifill Monday.

    “I think you’ll see a different tone all the way around,” Flake said. “I’m from ground zero in this issue in Arizona and you’ve seen a different tone in the last year or so and you’ll continue to see a different tone moving ahead across the entire country.”


    Hey GOP, does it really matter what you call them? It's pretty clear that you hate them, so saying it in private isn't going to make a difference to your image...

    #6819   2013/01/30 07:03PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
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    Thank you, Jon Stewart...for calling out that crazy Glenn Beck nutjob wanting to build a 'Independence USA utopia' of fellow nutjobs...you know on second thought, if they end up building this community, can they do themselves in with some laced 'freedom punch' and catch a ride on the next comet?


    www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-29-2013/america-2--now-with-more-freedom-... />

    If you are a Glenn Beck fan and think this guy is sane, you need professional help!


    #6820   2013/01/30 07:10PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
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    Gabby Giffords, the former congresswoman from Arizona, who was seriously injured in a 2011 mass shooting that killed six and injured thirteen, and her husband Mark Kelly, attend the first of these hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    For more info and to see a live feed of the hearing (January 30, 2013), visit www.minwashington.com/senate-begins-hearings-gun-control/



    www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mQH780OXA24


    And speaking of another victim of gun violence, one of the beautiful young ladies who participated in the President's second inauguration festivities was shot down in Chicago on Tuesday...


    www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/hadiya-pendleton-dead-chi_n_2581309.html

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