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    #6821   2013/01/31 06:26PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
    image

    80% OF SENATE REPUBLICANS OPPOSED HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF!!!


    Country first? Heartless, lying b@stards!


    Here are the 36 votes against Sandy relief, a $50.5 billion emergency spending bill to aid victims of super storm Sandy. It passed in a 62-36 vote in the Senate Monday evening:

    YEAs ---62
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Wyden (D-OR)


    NAYs ---36

    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)



    But before we move on, it's worth pausing to note the partisan split on Sandy relief -- in the Senate, 36 Senate Republicans, including members representing coastal states like Florida, Texas, Alabama, and the Carolinas, voted against the federal aid. Or put another way, 80% of Senate Republicans opposed post-Sandy relief.

    In the House, we saw roughly the same outcome -- 78% of House Republicans voted against the emergency assistance.

    What we're seeing, in other words, is a fundamental shift in how GOP policymakers respond to communities struggling after a natural disaster.

    For generations, these votes were not politicized or considered particularly controversial -- Americans could count on their elected representatives to step up if a natural disaster struck. It wasn't partisan and it wasn't ideological; this is just what the country did. It was a reflection of who we are.

    #6822   2013/01/31 06:41PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
    image

    Still think we don't need gun control laws...check out this crazy jack@ss...


    A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Colombian immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.

    Gwinnett County jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution indicated that Phillip Walker Sailors was charged on Sunday with the murder of Rodrigo Abad Diaz.

    Friends who were in the car with Diaz told WSB-TV that they were trying to pick up a friend on the way to ice skating on Saturday but their GPS directed them to the wrong address. The friends said that they waited in the driveway for a few minutes before Sailors emerged from the house and fired a gun into the air.

    Gandy Cardenas, who was in the car, recalled to WAGA that the homeowner made no effort to speak to the group before opening fire.

    “He didn’t talk to them, he just started shooting,” Cardenas explained. “The first shot was in the air.”

    At that point, Diaz tried to turn the car around to leave, but Sailors fired another shot, striking the immigrant on the left side of the head. The group, which included a 15 and an 18 year old, said that Sailors held them at gunpoint until police arrived.


    The arrest warrant suggested that Sailors had shot Diaz with a .22 caliber pistol. He was charged with malice murder.

    WSB-TV’s Tony Thomas reported that Sailors was a war veteran and a former church missionary.

    Here's the local news clip of the story:


    www.myfoxatlanta.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8256134

    Quick question: so, if you pull into the wrong driveway from faulty GPS instructions, back out to go back to the road, you need to have a gun in the car in case the home owner comes shooting at you?

    America is seriously in trouble if we have digressed to shooting people who make the wrong turn in front of our homes...and WHAT MISSIONARY IS WILLING TO SHOOT SOMEONE INSTEAD OF TALKING TO THEM FIRST?

    I don't know what kind of church this crazy a-hole did his missionary work but I can only presume the god of his church had horns and has an affinity for fire!

    This is so sick...

    #6823   2013/01/31 09:33PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    simplyirresi...
    image

    Quote OspreyGirl: 80% OF SENATE REPUBLICANS OPPOSED HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF!!!


    Country first? Heartless, lying b@stards!


    Here are the 36 votes against Sandy relief, a $50.5 billion emergency spending bill to aid victims of super storm Sandy. It passed in a 62-36 vote in the Senate Monday evening:

    YEAs ---62
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Wyden (D-OR)


    NAYs ---36

    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)



    But before we move on, it's worth pausing to note the partisan split on Sandy relief -- in the Senate, 36 Senate Republicans, including members representing coastal states like Florida, Texas, Alabama, and the Carolinas, voted against the federal aid. Or put another way, 80% of Senate Republicans opposed post-Sandy relief.

    In the House, we saw roughly the same outcome -- 78% of House Republicans voted against the emergency assistance.

    What we're seeing, in other words, is a fundamental shift in how GOP policymakers respond to communities struggling after a natural disaster.

    For generations, these votes were not politicized or considered particularly controversial -- Americans could count on their elected representatives to step up if a natural disaster struck. It wasn't partisan and it wasn't ideological; this is just what the country did. It was a reflection of who we are.



    It LITERALLY sickens me to see just how much 'the right' hate people that are not themselves. How could anyone just want to turn their back on fellow Americans or any human being for that matter? Who raised these heartless @$$holes? They are not from where I grew up. Greed and hate was not the way I was raised. The fact is many Republicans where not raised that way either. They allowed FAUX to brainwash them into being hate mungers who would jump off a cliff if Obama said he was against it.


    If Obama came out in favor of air Republicans would suffocate themselves......

    #6824   2013/02/01 08:50AM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    simplyirresi...
    image

    Fox News Sinks to a 12 Year Low in Ratings as Obama Approval Hits 60%!!!

    Here are two pieces of news that may seem unrelated, but aren’t. President Obama’s job approval rating has hit a four year high of 60% at the same time as Fox News’ ratings plummet to a 12 year low.

    In January, Fox News has its worst prime time month in the key age 25-54 demographic since August 2001. Greta Van Susteren had her worst month ever on the network, and her show registered the lowest prime time ratings for 10 PM on Fox since July of 2008. While MSNBC’s ratings were up 9% in total viewers , Fox News registered their single worst day with viewers age 25-54 July of 2008.

    Meanwhile, a new poll released today by ABC News/Washington Post revealed that President Obama’s favorability rating has reached its highest level since November 2009. Obama’s favorability is now at 60%, and has grown ten points since the summer. Obama now has more and more people strongly in favor of him (39%) than strongly opposed (26%). The president has a 60% favorable rating with Independents, and a 68% favorable rating with moderates. The president also has a 66% with young adults, and middle/lower income people.

    It is isn’t a coincidence that as approval of President Obama soars, Fox News’ ratings plummet.

    The wave of change that was expected in 2009 appears to be arriving in 2013. Just in the past month, the country has moved to the left on gun control, immigration reform, and women in combat. The leftward shifts on gun control and immigration join the country’s shift left on taxes. Taxes, guns, and immigration have been three of the tent pole issues that kept the Republican coalition of evangelicals, fiscal conservatives, and libertarians united. In the past two months, the Republican Party has seen the nation move away from their positions on all of these issues.

    The national shift left is also reflected in the cable news ratings. As with the results at the ballot box, the key demographic in cable news are people age 25-54. These viewers have been steadily fleeing Fox News for a while now, but their losses have grown from a trickle to a tidal wave. Like the Republican Party, Fox News is out of step with where a key demographic is right now.

    www.politicususa.com/fox-news-sinks-12-year-ratings-obama-approval-hits-60.html<... />

    Oh snap! Sucks to be you Faux.

    #6825   2013/02/01 05:51PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
    image

    Can somebody PLEASE lock this crazy b@##$ up?


    Victoria Jackson, the former Saturday Night Live comedienne turned faaaaaar-right pundit, posted a rambling article on her personal website Thursday night in which she calls President Obama and Alec Baldwin “God hating Communists,” laments white men being “attacked” in the media, and even asks, “Why is there a Black History Month, but not a White History Month?”


    Here is Jackson’s article in its entirety:


    "I wrote a uke song called “White Men Are Good” and sang it at a comedy club about 4 years ago. I could feel the audience tense up. Why? Why is there a Black History Month but not a White History Month? Now, that the white race is becoming a minority in America, perhaps we need to make…say, January, White History Month.

    I’m just really tired of the white male, and especially the white conservative, Christian male being attacked in cartoons, movies, TV shows, politics, Affirmative Action, etc. It’s like in order to fix the “discrimination” problem, culture flipped the racism from “against blacks” to “against whites”. Why do we have to be “against” anyone? Aren’t we all equal?

    Just for the record, white men invented rockets, space travel, airplanes, the automobile, the English language, the U.S.A., most medical advances, electricity, television, telescope, microscope, Ivy League Universities, the computer, the Internet, and on and on. I think white men should be praised and respected. White Christian Conservative Men especially, should be loved and adored. They were the backbone and originators of the greatest nation on earth. We need more of them now.

    In November, 2012 The Blaze reported that Alec Baldwin tweeted, “…Obama’s re-election signaled the end of white, middle-aged Christian male dominance”.

    Maybe that’s why our country is going to pot; our huge deficit, foreign attacks, crashing economy, racial and class warfare, immigration problems, bigger government, disappearing freedom, growing poverty, sky-rocketing unemployment, rancid immorality, more pregnant teens, etc. etc. – “the end of white, middle-aged Christian male dominance.” I’m just saying.

    Find a white, middle-aged Christian man today and hug him. And then, encourage him and your white Christian sons to stand up, be leaders again, and save our country from the God-hating communists like Alec Baldwin and Obama."


    ...This b!tch is out of her fricking mind...along with anyone else who feels the way she does...'go hug a white Christian man' today? What the f@$%?


    Keep in mind...this past December, she posted a pro-gun image to her Facebook page in an apparent political commentary only days after the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In her posting, Jackson, shared an image of notorious Oklahoma City courthouse bomber Timothy McVeigh that included the caption: TIMOTHY MCVEIGH DIDN’T USE A GUN.


    She later sparked yet more controversy when she said the killer is no different than women who have abortions. After President Obama was re-elected to a second term in November, she tweeted, “I can’t stop crying. America died.”

    But that was just the beginning of the vocal Tea Party supporter’s commentary. She also told her followers: “The Democrat Party voted God out and replaced Him with Romans 1. In the Good vs Evil battle…today…Evil won.”

    Finally, she wrote: “Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up. You disgust me.”





    Hey Victoria...YOU ARE A NON MOTHER!@#$%$ FACTOR, B!


    #6826   2013/02/02 10:43AM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
    image

    Quote simplyirresistible:
    Quote OspreyGirl: 80% OF SENATE REPUBLICANS OPPOSED HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF!!!


    Country first? Heartless, lying b@stards!


    Here are the 36 votes against Sandy relief, a $50.5 billion emergency spending bill to aid victims of super storm Sandy. It passed in a 62-36 vote in the Senate Monday evening:

    YEAs ---62
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Baldwin (D-WI)
    Baucus (D-MT)
    Begich (D-AK)
    Bennet (D-CO)
    Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Coons (D-DE)
    Donnelly (D-IN)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Franken (D-MN)
    Gillibrand (D-NY)
    Hagan (D-NC)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Heinrich (D-NM)
    Heitkamp (D-ND)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Hirono (D-HI)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kaine (D-VA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Landrieu (D-LA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Manchin (D-WV)
    McCaskill (D-MO)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Merkley (D-OR)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Murphy (D-CT)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Pryor (D-AR)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schatz (D-HI)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Shaheen (D-NH)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Tester (D-MT)
    Udall (D-CO)
    Udall (D-NM)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Warner (D-VA)
    Warren (D-MA)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Wyden (D-OR)


    NAYs ---36

    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Toomey (R-PA)



    But before we move on, it's worth pausing to note the partisan split on Sandy relief -- in the Senate, 36 Senate Republicans, including members representing coastal states like Florida, Texas, Alabama, and the Carolinas, voted against the federal aid. Or put another way, 80% of Senate Republicans opposed post-Sandy relief.

    In the House, we saw roughly the same outcome -- 78% of House Republicans voted against the emergency assistance.

    What we're seeing, in other words, is a fundamental shift in how GOP policymakers respond to communities struggling after a natural disaster.

    For generations, these votes were not politicized or considered particularly controversial -- Americans could count on their elected representatives to step up if a natural disaster struck. It wasn't partisan and it wasn't ideological; this is just what the country did. It was a reflection of who we are.



    It LITERALLY sickens me to see just how much 'the right' hate people that are not themselves. How could anyone just want to turn their back on fellow Americans or any human being for that matter? Who raised these heartless @$$holes? They are not from where I grew up. Greed and hate was not the way I was raised. The fact is many Republicans where not raised that way either. They allowed FAUX to brainwash them into being hate mungers who would jump off a cliff if Obama said he was against it.


    If Obama came out in favor of air Republicans would suffocate themselves......



    One can only hope there is an air bill on the way...

    #6827   2013/02/02 11:03AM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
    image

    This has got to be the most brilliant commentary that Bill Maher has done so far this year....absolutely SPOT ON!


    "Con men like Rush and Beck are one of the reasons the Republicans are in such dire straits today. Because they don’t care about winning elections. They care about separating rubes from their money. They’ve discovered there’s a fortune to be made by convincing a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack from Mexicans, or ACORN, or Planned Parenthood, or gays, or takers, global warming hoaxers. It doesn’t matter. They don’t want a majority. They want a mailing list. A list of the kind of gullible Honey Boo Boos out there who think that there’s a war on Christmas, and that the socialist policies of our Kenyan president have been so disastrous that the end of our world is coming.

    I’m not exaggerating. Go to any right wing website, and you’ll see ads for prepper bags, and water purifiers, and survival seeds, also known as seeds. And for years, Beck, Hannity, and other radio hosts endorsed Goldline. A company that sales gold coins to frightened old people for twice what they’re worth. Why not just hogtie your audience and steal their disability checks? After all, we are talking about people who spend actual money on a children’s book by a fat adulterer and a peroxide blonde from another dimension.

    Glenn Beck has only 300,000 subscribers, so they’ll never be a majority, but it doesn’t matter. Maybe they can only vote once every two years, but they can buy the same book every three weeks. The exact same book over, and over, and over again. I don’t know being a Republican means having to have your faith recharged five times a day like Dick Cheney’s heart. Because there’s no comparable industry on the left devoted to separating liberals from their cash, unless you count Whole Foods."


    See the clip here:


    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qGlcx40DyQ&feature=player_embedded

    #6828   2013/02/02 01:44PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    2577Echo
    image

    Quote OspreyGirl: Still think we don't need gun control laws...check out this crazy jack@ss...


    A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Colombian immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.

    Gwinnett County jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution indicated that Phillip Walker Sailors was charged on Sunday with the murder of Rodrigo Abad Diaz.

    Friends who were in the car with Diaz told WSB-TV that they were trying to pick up a friend on the way to ice skating on Saturday but their GPS directed them to the wrong address. The friends said that they waited in the driveway for a few minutes before Sailors emerged from the house and fired a gun into the air.

    Gandy Cardenas, who was in the car, recalled to WAGA that the homeowner made no effort to speak to the group before opening fire.

    “He didn’t talk to them, he just started shooting,” Cardenas explained. “The first shot was in the air.”

    At that point, Diaz tried to turn the car around to leave, but Sailors fired another shot, striking the immigrant on the left side of the head. The group, which included a 15 and an 18 year old, said that Sailors held them at gunpoint until police arrived.


    The arrest warrant suggested that Sailors had shot Diaz with a .22 caliber pistol. He was charged with malice murder.

    WSB-TV’s Tony Thomas reported that Sailors was a war veteran and a former church missionary.

    Here's the local news clip of the story:


    www.myfoxatlanta.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8256134

    Quick question: so, if you pull into the wrong driveway from faulty GPS instructions, back out to go back to the road, you need to have a gun in the car in case the home owner comes shooting at you?

    America is seriously in trouble if we have digressed to shooting people who make the wrong turn in front of our homes...and WHAT MISSIONARY IS WILLING TO SHOOT SOMEONE INSTEAD OF TALKING TO THEM FIRST?

    I don't know what kind of church this crazy a-hole did his missionary work but I can only presume the god of his church had horns and has an affinity for fire!

    This is so sick...


    First, I am not anti-gun (except for assault weapons), but I am anti-idiot. We even have them in our small city. A couple of weeks ago a man walking down the sidewalk across from a middle school was spotted by a few alert kids and a teacher during recess. The police responded immediately to a 9aa call and the school went into lockdown. The gun-toter said it had nothing to do with the school; he was just on his way to visit a neighbor with whom he had a dispute. With a gun?!?

    At one of the local theaters showing "The Hobbit", an alert young man noticed a handgun with an enlarged magazine lying in a seat. When the police arrived, they found the gun was loaded, with the safety OFF! They found the owner, who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, canceled his permit and told him not to even think about re-applying in less than ten years. The owner wondered where he had lost it. I don't like to think what would have happened if a curious five-year-old had found the gun and picked it up.

    Maybe include a basic IQ test with background checks?

    #6829   2013/02/02 06:01PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    simplyirresi...
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    Quote OspreyGirl: This has got to be the most brilliant commentary that Bill Maher has done so far this year....absolutely SPOT ON!


    "Con men like Rush and Beck are one of the reasons the Republicans are in such dire straits today. Because they don’t care about winning elections. They care about separating rubes from their money. They’ve discovered there’s a fortune to be made by convincing a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack from Mexicans, or ACORN, or Planned Parenthood, or gays, or takers, global warming hoaxers. It doesn’t matter. They don’t want a majority. They want a mailing list. A list of the kind of gullible Honey Boo Boos out there who think that there’s a war on Christmas, and that the socialist policies of our Kenyan president have been so disastrous that the end of our world is coming.
    I’m not exaggerating. Go to any right wing website, and you’ll see ads for prepper bags, and water purifiers, and survival seeds, also known as seeds. And for years, Beck, Hannity, and other radio hosts endorsed Goldline. A company that sales gold coins to frightened old people for twice what they’re worth. Why not just hogtie your audience and steal their disability checks? After all, we are talking about people who spend actual money on a children’s book by a fat adulterer and a peroxide blonde from another dimension.

    Glenn Beck has only 300,000 subscribers, so they’ll never be a majority, but it doesn’t matter. Maybe they can only vote once every two years, but they can buy the same book every three weeks. The exact same book over, and over, and over again. I don’t know being a Republican means having to have your faith recharged five times a day like Dick Cheney’s heart. Because there’s no comparable industry on the left devoted to separating liberals from their cash, unless you count Whole Foods."

    See the clip here:


    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qGlcx40DyQ&feature=player_embedded


    No truer words have ever been spoken! Maher is spot on.

    #6830   2013/02/03 04:15PM
    Re: Democratic no bash part 2
    OspreyGirl
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    Congratulations, Secretary of State Kerry!


    New Secretary of State John Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls this weekend, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to pursue a Mideast peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns on both sides.

    Kerry told Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his and President Barack Obama's commitment to support Israel's security and to pursue a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Netanyahu updated Kerry on his work to form a new government. They also discussed Iran and Syria, and pledged to work together closely.

    Kerry commended the Israeli decision to release frozen tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority as an important step. Israel's monthly tax transfers to the Palestinians – the result of taxes and customs duties that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians – are a key element in the Palestinian government budget.

    In his conversation Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry said Obama "is very interested in the peace process and aware of the economic hardships of the Palestinian people," Abbas spokesman Nabel Abu Rdeneh said. Rdeneh also noted that Kerry said he would visit the region for further talks with Abbas "to preserve the political path." No time was set for the visit.

    The State Department said Kerry spoke of his personal commitment to peace between Israelis and the Palestinians. Kerry pledged to continue efforts with the Congress to release budget support funds for the Palestinian Authority and noted the positive step the Israelis had taken by releasing the tax revenues.

    The department also said Kerry spoke with Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday about the formation of the country's new government, and said the two "exchanged views" on the peace process and regional matters.

    On a busy first weekend as America's top diplomat, Kerry also:

    _Talked with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and agreed to work closely together to prepare for the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Washington later this month. He thanked Kishida for the role Japan plays in Afghanistan, Burma and in support of the Syrian opposition.

    _Talked with South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan and agreed on the need to ensure that North Korea understands that it will face significant consequences from the international community if it continues its provocative behavior.

    _Got an update from Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, about the investigation into Friday's suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

    _Spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird about Iran, Mali and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas.

    _Spoke with Mexico's foreign minister, Jose Antonio Meade, about the deadly blast at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company.

    _Had lunch with George Shultz, secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan.

    Kerry was sworn in Friday afternoon, succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in Obama's Cabinet.

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