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Mitch McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules With Obscure Legislative Tool

Mitch McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules With Obscure Legislative Tool

Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 17:25:08 in Politics

“"powerful LEFT WING interests" (note scare quotes). Um, like me who would rather not breathe fouled air, drink polluted water, or have a dust storm of 'pet coke'? Those interests? Face it Yertl, there is no war on coal. Coal is just getting it's ass kicked in the market place by natural gas. Funny, how capitalists scream for 'fair markets', until it burns them.”

wolverine771 on Jan 16, 2014 at 22:50:30

“I personally would rather have fair markets than federally subsidized markets like in corporate welfare or the bank bail outs. What is fair about your government promising to repay banks if they finance low income peoples houses when they could not afford them.”

jwinger 999 on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:04:54

“I'm constantly reminded of Beta-Max when I think of the Coal industry. It is being replaced by Natural Gas for a myriad of reasons, just as VHS and ultimately DVD did to beta.

It's painful to watch the same champions of the "free-market" completely ignore the market and support trying to save an industry that may be dying out due to competition. Kinda like how they hate government regulations, unless it's forcing gays and women to do their bidding.”

pye1000 on Jan 16, 2014 at 18:28:09

“bravo”

Alynxia Vanders on Jan 16, 2014 at 17:44:36

“*Bill”
Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 12:01:55 in Media

“Such a pithy and relevant reply to my comment indicative of your intellectual prowess. I'll bet that you can proudly claim that no one has ever hung the "intellectual elite" moniker on you. Congratulations.”
Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 11:49:30 in Media

“All the time. MSNBC ratings improve as FOX continues it's slide. You can only fool the people for so long. Maybe that is why Republicans hate public education so much.”

Slash14 on Jun 18, 2011 at 11:59:35

“FOX SLIDE??? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Project much?”
Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Keith Olbermann Talks New 'Countdown,' 2012 Coverage, And Why He's Not Watching Cable News

Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 11:46:34 in Media

“I haven't read all the comments but surely someone has pointed out that as the media consolidates (aided by the government) that more and more content providers will also become distribution points. So, Comcast, which owns NBC and MSNBC could simply shut off Current TV (and they will) to their captive subscribers (satellite has too many tech disadvantages like 'rain fade' to be popular except in remote locations) or move it to 'premium' status like many providers did to MSNBC and thus keep viewership down. Verizon just dropped Current in NH and I suspect this is just the beginning.”

Lowenstein on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:25:53

“I'm a city dweller and have been a sattelite subscriber since 1992. It is now 2011 and rain fade is so minute as to be nonexsistent. And....I do get Current--and there's no right wing cable company owner or executive contemplating cutting it off.”

Slash14 on Jun 18, 2011 at 11:53:18

“And Bigfoot is real!!!!!”
Hillary Clinton's Al Jazeera Comments Draw Attention Of U.S. Media

Hillary Clinton's Al Jazeera Comments Draw Attention Of U.S. Media

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 11:33:40 in Media

“Wow, all I do is suggest that "CNN has resisted a partisan drift" was an inaccurate statement and my comment doesn't make it past the moderator? Is the moderator also author of this piece?”
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Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay

Commented Nov 5, 2010 at 15:02:22 in Media

“They donated more to the GOP”
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Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay

Commented Nov 5, 2010 at 15:00:16 in Media

“The 201 and 212 numbers are "disconnected, or are out of service" There is no answer at the 888 number.”
As Lending To Small Businesses Plummets, Bernanke Implores Banks To Do More

As Lending To Small Businesses Plummets, Bernanke Implores Banks To Do More

Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 23:38:00 in Business

“Banks:
1. Don't want ANY flavor of 'financial reform', no matter how sensible and modest.
2. They want to see austerity measures implemented. They are heavily invested in T-bills. Interest free TARP money buys 4% T-bills. Austerity measures should drive T-bill values up. Amazingly they are winning that argument.
3. Welcome the privatization of Social security.

These goals will be much easier to accomplish with Republican hands on the 'levers of government'. So make life as painful as possible, spend millions in "Citizens United" 527 ads, and hope the voters punish Democrats at the polls.”

D-V-H on Jul 13, 2010 at 00:00:56

“You want tax payers to fund private profits???”

rf-hawaii on Jul 12, 2010 at 23:46:02

“Go watch some more Fox News. If anyone can finish destroying the country you folks can.”
Faisal Shahzad Arrest: Lieberman Proposes Taking Away Citizenship Of Suspected Terrorists

Faisal Shahzad Arrest: Lieberman Proposes Taking Away Citizenship Of Suspected Terrorists

Commented May 4, 2010 at 16:22:29 in Politics

“The keyword here is SUSPECT. Whatever happened to that good old sense of "Innocent until proven guilty".
Boy o boy, if the rest of our populace thinks this way, then I fear for the nation that was chartered back in 1787 with the "US Constitution." One of these days, one of these bombs is going to go off, then what? Patriot Act 3? Where we actually go to the National Archives and light a match?
For swearing to love the Constitution most of these idiots have no clue as to what it's really about. If they did, they'd be protesting in Arizona. But I guess we just don't brew tea there.”
National ID Card Included In Democratic Immigration Bill

National ID Card Included In Democratic Immigration Bill

Commented May 4, 2010 at 12:52:26 in Politics

“I guess your name says it all "thinkforasecond"....... whew, glad that's over with.”
TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Commented Mar 14, 2010 at 17:37:21 in Media

“The delay was a concession to Republicans who suddenly became all "fiscal responsibility" as soon as they were out of the White House. In this way the costs are not all front loaded. Unlike the Iranian invasion that McCain would have surely launched by now citing the AUMF.

That is if Palin hadn't slipped him a mickey by now.”
TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Commented Mar 14, 2010 at 13:43:12 in Media

“Yea, me too. Here is the current format, of at least those that pretend to have balance like MTP and This Week:
1. Have an administration official, or some Congressional Democrat come on and make some statements for about 10 minutes.
2. Needle the Dem with pointless questions about stuff that is not germane to the topic. This shows that the host has "real" journalistic cred.
3. Then once the guest has left invite on the Republicans and conservative columnists to vilify and lie about the Democrats position. But, as the host, you've already proved how tough you are, so no need to take anyone to task.
MTP was hosted by well-known conservative Tom Brokaw. After which Karl Rove was allowed to say anything he wanted, unchallenged by Tommy. Then even more piling on by Friedman and Brooks.
This Week was no better, and now they don't even try to pretend like they had too when George was still there, although he is a true 'third way' believer. Now the panel is ALWAYS slanted to the right. Gillespie, that hypocrite George Will, and Cokie Roberts.
CNN has made further strides to become FOX-lite by simply having the lying, poisonous John Boehner on.

The others already have clear agendas. The sad part is that these organizations are relied on to be honest brokers.”

Bloggerrogr on Mar 14, 2010 at 14:08:24

“Bill;
we're on to them. Read down along this thread. It's become obvious to those of us who have more than two brain cells to rub together what is happening here.

FWIW”

thinking4 on Mar 14, 2010 at 13:57:37

“Amen. That is why so many people are using the internet sources to try and find something other than the Blahhh of talking points over and over until we vomit.”
Daniel Herschkowitz: 'Obama's Settlement Decrees Are Like The Pharaoh's'

Daniel Herschkowitz: 'Obama's Settlement Decrees Are Like The Pharaoh's'

Commented May 31, 2009 at 09:56:05 in World

“Are Palestinians afforded the same "natural growth"?”

TheFriendlyAtheist on May 31, 2009 at 13:13:25

“Are you kidding? The Arab citizens of Israel cannot even add on to their homes, in their own villages, without permission from the surrounding Jews.”

renatam on May 31, 2009 at 10:35:36

“About as much as Native Americans still residing on RESERVATIONS.”
Taguba Denies Telegraph 'Rape Photos' Story, White House Urges Coverage

Taguba Denies Telegraph 'Rape Photos' Story, White House Urges Coverage

Commented May 31, 2009 at 09:00:52 in Politics

“PLEASE NOTE:

General Taguba did not say that the "rape" photos don't exist, or that those acts did not occur. In fact his report indicated that rape did occur.
He simply states that he has not seen the photos that are being suppressed. Therefore he doesn't know what the content is. The Telegraph is misleading, but Gibbs is triangulating. Taguba says that these acts occurred, the Iraqis and the rest of the Arab and Islamic world know that they occurred. This burying our heads in the sand is going to come back and bite us.”

monicaangela on May 31, 2009 at 09:15:10

“You are correct, this article is as usual for those who are shallow when it comes to reading comprehension. Many will look at the pictures, read the statement and dismiss the case the Daily Telegraph has put forth, however...you have pulled out that little nugget of truth that shows that what Gibbs is saying, what Taguba is saying, and what the Telegraph is saying are three different things, however Taguba does not deny the Telegraph's story as the article seems to imply. Thanks for breaking it down for those who may be reading comprehension challenged.”

rampage on May 31, 2009 at 09:14:17

“Gibb's is triangulating?
Bottom line is, this is just one more clusterfukk of a mess left to this administration by the previous.”

KewlJoJo on May 31, 2009 at 09:05:57

“Right.”
Pakistani Humanitarian Crisis Largely Unaddressed By US Aid

Pakistani Humanitarian Crisis Largely Unaddressed By US Aid

Commented May 20, 2009 at 19:31:38 in World

“All I can say is What. The. F ?

Didn't we spend a billion on the Iraq fortress? Why are we building fortresses here? Clearly, helping the people is our best strategy. They don't want to live under Taliban rule, why else would they flee?
Is this a no-bid Halliburton contract? Was this agreed to prior to January 20?”