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#41 righteousmomma

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

Personal candidate choices aside I have to agree with Coulter on this one ( and more or less same viewpoint as Rush on the ridiculousness of it all.)

One theory for why Barack Obama pushed the contraception mandate right now is that it helps Rick Santorum. Others theorize it's because Obama is an anti-religious bigot with a left-wing agenda. Reasonable minds can disagree on this.

But it may end up helping Mitt Romney by reminding people that the "individual mandate" is the least of the problems with ObamaCare. (The "individual mandate" is simply the legal argument for why ObamaCare is unconstitutional in a country that has accepted Social Security and Medicare as constitutional.)

This isn't a Catholic issue or even a religious issue. Conservatives are falling into the Democrats' trap by denouncing it as such. It's a freedom issue. (Or, as Democrats call it, "the F-word.")

If liberals like it, it's subsidized; if they don't, it's prohibited. And now they can impose their left-wing authoritarianism on the entire country by calling their mandates and prohibitions "insurance."

Liberal fundamentalists say: I don't see why anyone needs to hunt; I don't know why anyone needs to eat meat; I don't see why anyone needs to bathe every day; I don't know why anyone minds looking at urine in a low-flow toilet; I don't know why anyone needs an incandescent light bulb ...

Screw you, liberals. I don't know why anyone needs an abortion, free contraception, crap-ass "art" with photos of vaginas on the Virgin Mary, non-farming farmers or a $1 million pension for Anthony Weiner.

But I'm forced to subsidize all of that.

And now we're all going to be forced to subsidize the entire wish list of the Berkeley City Council, recast as "health insurance."

Insurance is not supposed to be for normal expenses in the ordinary course of events, such as multivitamins, house painting or oil changes. Insurance is for unexpected catastrophes: fires, accidents, cancer.



#42 WestVirginiaRebel

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:29 PM

Maxine Waters ethics case: 6 committee members recuse selves

While Washington lawyer Billy Martin has yet to complete his report, which will help determine whether the case against Waters proceeds, he recommended the recusals, according to a letter from Bonner read on the House floor Friday.

"These recusal requests are not based on any indication of any wrongdoing or inappropriate partisanship by members," the letter says, adding that the outside counsel has "not discovered any evidence to indicate actual bias or partiality by any current member or staff."




#43 Valin

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

Paulbots are not happy with The Great One.



Levin says go pound sand


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

Herman Cain calls half the electorate ‘either stupid or ignorant’

The former GOP presidential hopeful, campaigning on behalf of former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), told a crowd at Collins Hill High School here that when it came to voters, “50 percent of the American people do fall in the category of either stupid or ignorant as to what’s going on in this country.”

As the audience applauded, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza kept going.

“Some people don’t like me because I tell the truth like it is,” Cain said. “Those of us who are informed outnumber the stupid people, but not if we stay home.”


People are always stupid when you lose, or get caught in a scandal...

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

CNN's Piers Morgan and Soledad O'Brien 'Obama Bump' Roberta Flack at Whitney Houston Funeral

After Houston's funeral, Morgan and O'Brien interviewed Jesse Jackson and Flack. Before breaking for a commercial, Jackson got up to shake Morgan and O'Brien's hands saying, "We're going to the cemetery." Flack then held out her fist saying, "Let's have an Obama bump here." Morgan and O'Brien obliged with the latter saying, "Absolutely." As if the President and the First Lady originated this practice.



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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

Hmm, overly sensitive here?

Several hours after the Knicks' Lin-spired winning streak was snapped by the New Orleans Hornets, ESPN ran the headline "Chink In The Armor" to accompany the game story on mobile devices. ESPN's choice of words was extremely insensitive and offensive considering Lin's Asian-American heritage. According to Brian Floyd at SB Nation, the headline appeared on the Scorecenter app. The offensive headline was quickly noticed, screen grabs, Twit pics and Instagrams were shared and it began circulating widely on Twitter.

The use of the word "chink" is especially galling as Lin has revealed that this racial slur was used to taunt him during his college playing career at Harvard. After a brief run, the headline was changed to "All Good Things.."




#47 Valin

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

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Piers Morgan and Soledad O'Brien

Reason #572,771 why I am glad I don't have a TV.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

Herman Cain calls half the electorate ‘either stupid or ignorant’

The former GOP presidential hopeful, campaigning on behalf of former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), told a crowd at Collins Hill High School here that when it came to voters, “50 percent of the American people do fall in the category of either stupid or ignorant as to what’s going on in this country.”

As the audience applauded, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza kept going.

“Some people don’t like me because I tell the truth like it is,” Cain said. “Those of us who are informed outnumber the stupid people, but not if we stay home.”


People are always stupid when you lose, or get caught in a scandal...


Or......get "Axelrod-ed."

That horrible sexy beast of a black candidate........uh.......where are those women now? Duh....they disappeared into the woodwork......job accomplished........

#49 Valin

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:12 AM

In case you were confused The Occupy Movement is just like the Tea Party

#50 Valin

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Sean Penn and Me
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I know I shouldn't, but I always feel a sense of personal responsibility when Sean Penn says something stupid. You see, it was my father who taught him history -- or at least sort of. For some, Sean Penn's most famous role -- something he might regret -- is as the pothead surfer dude Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. His strict, disciplinarian U.S. history teacher in that film, Mr. Hand, was my dad. I don't mean the actor who portrayed Mr. Hand, Roy Walston. I mean the real U.S. history teacher at Clairemont (Ridgemont) High on whom Mr. Hand was based.

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Penn's latest inanity is to have called the Falkland Islands "the Malvinas Islands of Argentina" and to say that "the world today is not going to tolerate any ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology" -- this in reference to Britain's defense of the people of the Falkland Islands, most of whom (about 70 percent) are of British descent (most of the rest are Scandinavian), and who have been ruled by Britain since 1833 (the British originally claimed the islands in 1765) and don't want to be conquered by the Argentines.

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Like Jeff Spicoli, I went to Clairemont (Ridgemont) High. I didn't take my dad's history course, but I still managed to learn a fair bit. And as I recall the surfer dudes in my class were smarter than the average student. I can't imagine any of them thinking or talking like Sean Penn. When the Falklands War erupted (while I was in college), the surfers I knew thought Britain's imperial response -- the Royal Marines, the Harrier jump jets, Prince Andrew in his Sea King helicopter -- was "totally bitchin'." I'm with them.


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#51 Valin

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:55 PM

Reason # 87,183 why I am glad I don't watch TV

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

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#53 Valin

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

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Any number of differences.
A box of rocks can be used aa weight in your pick up truck
B Bar of soup can be very useful when talking to a lefty.
C Bag of hammers...ever try to build something without hammers?
d Sheila Jackson Lee.... Example I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.

So as we see all of these are extremely useful

#54 Rokke

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

Sean Penn and Me
H. W. Crocker, III
2/20/12

I know I shouldn't, but I always feel a sense of personal responsibility when Sean Penn says something stupid. You see, it was my father who taught him history -- or at least sort of. For some, Sean Penn's most famous role -- something he might regret -- is as the pothead surfer dude Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. His strict, disciplinarian U.S. history teacher in that film, Mr. Hand, was my dad. I don't mean the actor who portrayed Mr. Hand, Roy Walston. I mean the real U.S. history teacher at Clairemont (Ridgemont) High on whom Mr. Hand was based.

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Penn's latest inanity is to have called the Falkland Islands "the Malvinas Islands of Argentina" and to say that "the world today is not going to tolerate any ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology" -- this in reference to Britain's defense of the people of the Falkland Islands, most of whom (about 70 percent) are of British descent (most of the rest are Scandinavian), and who have been ruled by Britain since 1833 (the British originally claimed the islands in 1765) and don't want to be conquered by the Argentines.

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Like Jeff Spicoli, I went to Clairemont (Ridgemont) High. I didn't take my dad's history course, but I still managed to learn a fair bit. And as I recall the surfer dudes in my class were smarter than the average student. I can't imagine any of them thinking or talking like Sean Penn. When the Falklands War erupted (while I was in college), the surfers I knew thought Britain's imperial response -- the Royal Marines, the Harrier jump jets, Prince Andrew in his Sea King helicopter -- was "totally bitchin'." I'm with them.


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That was a fun read. Sean Penn lost his usefulness after Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Too bad he's about the only person who doesn't know that.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Jobless disability claims soar to record $200B as of January

As of January, the federal government was mailing out disability checks to more than 10.5 million individuals, including 2 million to spouses and children of disabled workers, at a cost of record $200 billion a year, recent research from JPMorgan Chase shows.

The sputtering economy has fueled those ranks. Around 5.3 percent of the population between the ages of 25 and 64 is currently collecting federal disability payments, a jump from 4.5 percent since the economy slid into a recession.

Mental-illness claims, in particular, are surging.

During the recent economic boom, only 33 percent of applicants were claiming mental illness, but that figure has jumped to 43 percent, says Rutledge, citing preliminary results from his latest research.


Barack Obama is literally driving people crazy!

#56 Valin

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:31 AM

Jobless disability claims soar to record $200B as of January

As of January, the federal government was mailing out disability checks to more than 10.5 million individuals, including 2 million to spouses and children of disabled workers, at a cost of record $200 billion a year, recent research from JPMorgan Chase shows.

The sputtering economy has fueled those ranks. Around 5.3 percent of the population between the ages of 25 and 64 is currently collecting federal disability payments, a jump from 4.5 percent since the economy slid into a recession.

Mental-illness claims, in particular, are surging.

During the recent economic boom, only 33 percent of applicants were claiming mental illness, but that figure has jumped to 43 percent, says Rutledge, citing preliminary results from his latest research.


Barack Obama is literally driving people crazy!


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"Barack Obama is literally driving people crazy!"
Addendum: I would like to note that for some of us it is a much shorter drive than for others.
In fact there are days when it is but a short walk, no need to drive.

#57 logicnreason

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:42 AM

It kills me that I can "see" any videos posted here. The place I work blocks all of this. Yes, silly, I know. But blocked I am!
NO FAIR!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:05 AM

The Atlantic: '19 Kids and Counting' Gets Stranger, Sadder

I don't have a TV, so have never watched this show, but I find this review...well condescending to say the least.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

It kills me that I can "see" any videos posted here. The place I work blocks all of this. Yes, silly, I know. But blocked I am!
NO FAIR!


Understandable that they would, we are a political opinion site, and someone might be "offended" by us. One can only imagine what they would think of Freerepublic!

question: Do they also block left leaning sites? If not I would raise a stink.


GET To Work! It's your turn.

#60 logicnreason

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:54 AM

Heck yes....they block almost everything here that has to do with watching videos; it's a state office!
We're an "equal opportunity", supporter of diversity, blocker!!





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