Monday, November 21, 2011

Mika Brzezinski's Meltdown Over Newt's OWS Remarks.mp4 - YouTube

Mika Brzezinski's Meltdown Over Newt's OWS Remarks.mp4 - YouTube:

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Ex-skeptic tells US Congress climate change is real

Rain falls in front of the world's first real-time carbon counter in New York

Ex-skeptic tells US Congress climate change is real: "Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, whose two-year research was funded in part by a foundation formed by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, said he could find no bias in other studies.
"We confirm that over the last 50 years, temperature has risen 0.9 degrees Celsius, or 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the same number that the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says."
Muller told the House Committee on Natural Resources that while he remains cautious about the extent to which humans have played a role, he now hopes other climate skeptics will come on board with his findings.
"As they read and study our papers, I am hoping that many of them will reflect my belief that they are open-minded and come to agree that yes, climate change temperature increase certainly has happened," he said."

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Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows

Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows:

We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. Now you know it's not just you. 'via Blog this'

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Associated Press: AP-GfK poll: Views on economy, Obama role sour

The Associated Press: AP-GfK poll: Views on economy, Obama role sour:

Most Americans can actually add and subtract, I can't believe it. They are actually aware that it was Bush and his crony-capitalism that put us into this horrible financial crisis.
Not that Obama hasn't piled on by not confronting the financial criminals who stole our countries wealth. We are up the creek without a paddle folks.

Monday, July 11, 2011

House GOP balks at defense cuts - David Rogers - POLITICO.com

House GOP balks at defense cuts - David Rogers - POLITICO.com

"..After months of tough talk, House Republicans ran away from defense cuts last week –and that spells more trouble now for deficit reduction talks at the White House, already beset by differences over taxes.

In three days of floor debate, even modest reductions at the expense of military bands or the Pentagon’s sponsorship of NASCAR races to promote recruitment were opposed by the majority of GOP lawmakers. And the $649.2 billion appropriations bill, including $118.6 billion for wars overseas, sailed through Friday with only a dozen Republicans in opposition."



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58661.html#ixzz1RpZ645BQ

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fox News takes on Media Matters - Keach Hagey - POLITICO.com

Fox News takes on Media Matters - Keach Hagey - POLITICO.com
Of course Fox "news" wants to get to David Brock, he points all the lies they tell everyday. He doesn't just give his OPINION that what they are saying is untrue he gives specific factual references that reveal they are lying. Media Matters is an important organization in this country. After all it takes a full time staff just to keep up with the daily lies told on Fox "news".

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The GOP’s Plan for (Un)Shared Sacrifice | ThinkProgress

The GOP’s Plan for (Un)Shared Sacrifice | ThinkProgress

ON the GOP’s chopping block:

NOT on the GOP’s chopping block:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What Would the Tea Party Think of Reagan Tax Policy?

What Would the Tea Party Think of Reagan Tax Policy?

I know the Tea Party sees Ronald Reagan as one of their heroes, but that is only because most of them don't know how to read and therefore don't know the actual history of his administration.


What Would the Tea Party Think of Reagan Tax Policy?

Walter Shapiro notes that even though Ronald Reagan "persuaded a Democratic Congress to approve his massive 1981 rate reductions, the Gipper reversed field in 1982 to staunch the deficit and agreed to a tax increase (equal to about one-third of the original cuts). That single act of tax realism would have prompted today's tea party movement to denounce Reagan as a RINO (Republican in Name Only) and to threaten to find a real conservative to challenge him in the GOP primaries."

"That was nothing compared to the tax-code apostasy of Reagan's second term. He championed, and in 1986 signed into law, a sweeping bipartisan tax reform bill that (warning: be sure you are sitting down before reading further) raised capital gains taxes. In one of the great progressive reforms of the last half century, Reagan eliminated tax loopholes and special preferences like capital gains in exchange for lowering individual tax brackets. At the core of Reagan's tax reform triumph was the liberal principle that unearned income (stock market swag) should be treated the same ways as an autoworker's wages."


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aren't Both Sides Guilty of Inflamed Rhetoric?

Aren't Both Sides Guilty of Inflamed Rhetoric?
The short answer is NO!

George Packer: "In fact, there is no balance -- none whatsoever. Only one side has made the rhetoric of armed revolt against an oppressive tyranny the guiding spirit of its grassroots movement and its midterm campaign. Only one side routinely invokes the Second Amendment as a form of swagger and intimidation, not-so-coyly conflating rights with threats. Only one side's activists bring guns to democratic political gatherings. Only one side has a popular national TV host who uses his platform to indoctrinate viewers in the conviction that the President is an alien, totalitarian menace to the country. Only one side fills the AM waves with rage and incendiary falsehoods. Only one side has an iconic leader, with a devoted grassroots following, who can't stop using violent imagery and dividing her countrymen into us and them, real and fake. Any sentient American knows which side that is; to argue otherwise is disingenuous."

Monday, January 10, 2011

Drug Makers Win Administration Support in Price Dispute - NYTimes.com

Drug Makers Win Administration Support in Price Dispute - NYTimes.com
On January 22, 2006 in a broadcast of Meet the Press candidate Barack Obama responded to a question about the problem of money in politics with a general response that "money in politics is bipartisan". He went on to give specific examples of lobbyists from specific industries writing the bills which would result in immense profits for their companies. He went on to say:
"The specific problem of inviting lobbyists in who have bundled huge sums of money to write legislation, having the oil and gas company companies come in to write energy legislation, having drug companies come in and write the Medicare prescription drug bill-which we now see is not working for our seniors-those are very particular problems of this administration and this Congress. And I think Jack Abramoff and the K Street Project, that whole thing is a very particular Republican sin."

Now it appears that the last sentence of that paragraph was not true. In stunning contradiction to the conventional wisdom now President Obama has decided that the pharmaceutical companies don't have to obey the law when it is inconvenient for them. In 1992 a drug discount program was created for large hospitals and clinics who serve the poor. The law directed the Secretary of HHS to set maximum prices for drugs sold to certain health care providers. Those hospitals have recently been filing law suits against Big Pharma to recoup their losses from routinely BEING OVERCHARGED for drugs in contravention of the law. The Obama justice department now has filed a friend-of-court brief with the Supreme Court suggesting that only the federal government can enforce the the drug-discount law.

From the NYT's article:

Several Democratic lawmakers expressed surprise at the Justice Department’s position. “The administration had a chance to put health care reform into action by defending the discounted drug program,” said Representative Sam Farr of California. “Instead, it chose to side with the pharmaceutical companies to preserve a loophole that overcharges providers and undermines the president’s efforts to expand access to affordable health care.”

The adds to the numerous reasons I will no longer support the Democratic Party at any level and I will not vote for Obama in 2012.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Regulators are finding opportunities at firms looking for government experience

Regulators are finding opportunities at firms looking for government experience
The Obama administration is just as corrupt as the Bush administration was. These scum are just plain old professional thieves and the REASON that Wall Street got away with their crimes.