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Rand Paul Threatens To Hold Up Janet Yellen Nomination To Fed: Report

Rand Paul Threatens To Hold Up Janet Yellen Nomination To Fed: Report

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 15:12:40 in Politics

“There are no rules or laws that govern the Federal Reserve.”

peacekitten on Oct 25, 2013 at 16:32:20

“wholly and completely factually incorrect.”
Gloria Steinem Speaks Out About Miley Cyrus, Ends The Debate Forever

Gloria Steinem Speaks Out About Miley Cyrus, Ends The Debate Forever

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:47:57 in Women

“Partially true, but I think Ms Cyrus is wise enough to know that her sort of entertainment sells. She is by no means the first entertainer to perform provocatively or to project a fantasy.”
Gloria Steinem Speaks Out About Miley Cyrus, Ends The Debate Forever

Gloria Steinem Speaks Out About Miley Cyrus, Ends The Debate Forever

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 16:38:18 in Women

“What she said just isn't true, being nude isn't the only way women are noticed. That very narrow and prejudiced perception completely ignores the accomplishments of female entertainers who have only taken their clothes off to sleep. Additionally, such dismisses individuals like Senators Clinton and Feinstein, as well as, people like former Secretary of State Rice, or even people like Alice Walker and of course, Ms. Winfrey. Whatever point she was attempting to make was severely lessened in significance, due to the prejudice that accompanied such.”

David Gomez on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:17:18

“I was referring to her talking about how some in the industry play the only game they know. There is a long history of the casting couch and it takes a lot not to do that. Unfortunately, some women only know that game and it doesn't help when we make fun of them. They need our assistance to see that there is another way but when young girls are raised seeing sexist and misogynistic ads they think that is the way to go. I have a lot of respect for the women you mentioned but unfortunately not all women are able to do that and we need to help and support women and show them another way and not make fun of them.”
Obama Got Ranted At By Ed Schultz, Was Enraged By Bad NYT Coverage: New Book

Obama Got Ranted At By Ed Schultz, Was Enraged By Bad NYT Coverage: New Book

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 14:05:24 in Media

“I agree with you about Schultz, but Obama has been more Republican than most of the Republicans who have served in that position. He's certainly outpaced George Bush senior for pushing corporate power and the banking agenda, and he's fighting more wars than George W. Bush, while prosecuting more whistle blowers as spy's than any president in history.”
Russia Opposes Use Of Force In Syria Resolution

Russia Opposes Use Of Force In Syria Resolution

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 15:28:46 in World

“Exactly my sentiments as well. However, I'd go even further, there's no real difference when it come to issues of the economy, they both believe in trickle down economics or supply side processes. Democrats claim to be environmentalists, but certainly not enough to satisfy those Democrats who left the party and formed the Green party. It's also misleading to claim support for workers or consumers, the more you raise wages, increase benefits or protect consumers, the more corporate profits are impaired. What I'm proposing is that is it inconsistent to support uncontrolled or unregulated capitalism and support worker and consumer rights as well. However, I do believe there are significant differences between the parties when we address Civil Rights issues, i. e. race, gender, lgbt, abortion etc, but both equally repugnant when it comes to invading privacy, spying on Americans, abridging freedom of speech and assembly, and transferring wealth from workers to those who caused the financial crisis of 2008.”
Michelle Obama Opposes Syria Strike, President Says

Michelle Obama Opposes Syria Strike, President Says

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 14:15:31 in Politics

“When will the American people start to understand that the reasons being put forth for all of the middle eastern wars is actually misleading, you would think that after the Iraq experience, we would have learned by now. Obama's reason or excuse for war is as big of a falsehood as was George Bush's reasons for invading Iraq, remember weapons of mass destruction. Rest assured that even if Syria gives up their chemical weapons, the US will find another reason to bomb and destabilize the country. The plan is to take out all of the independent governments of the area that are considered threats to Israel, starting with Iraq and Saddam Hussein, moving on to Libya, then to Syria, and finally Iran, the last one to be toppled. Additionally, destroying Syria would allow the Saudi's to build a pipeline across Syria in order to pipe petroleum to Europe, which Syria has not allowed, since Russia pipes petroleum to Europe from the middle East. Lastly, I'd like to point to the security arrangement between Saudi Arabia and Israel, which is designed to create a superpower for that part of the world, once the governments have been destabilized. I mention these points only to demonstrate that there are unstated reason why the president wants to attack Syria, and they think they have to mislead the public in order to achieve their real objects, that's why weapons of mass destruction by Bush, and Deadly chemical Weapons fro this president, same program.”

DontTread0nMe on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:01:53

“Well said. I'd add protecting the value of our petro-dollar to your list.”
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Draws Scrutiny Over Writer's Ties To Syrian Rebel Advocacy Group

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Draws Scrutiny Over Writer's Ties To Syrian Rebel Advocacy Group

Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 00:06:35 in Media

“Their both involved, I'm just happy that the American people appear to be thinking through this one.”
Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 13:48:48 in Politics

“There are serious issues with his proposal. He starts by concluding that the Syrian government perpetrated the act, based on two perhaps provable assumptions, i. e. possession of chemical weapons, ability to deliver an attack and no one else in the area could do so, all supposition, conclusion and hypothetical. Contrary evidence is emerging that the Islamist committed the act, for me, a more plausible conclusion, certainly after reading reports that they slaughter whole villages and eat the hearts of their enemy. I think the President has another agenda, and he wants to use the gas attack as a cover for his true intentions, you know, just like George Bush needed something to frighten the American people, same program.”

newplasticmachine on Sep 8, 2013 at 00:46:33

“Talk about hypothetical! Let us all know his true intentions. Pot meet kettle.”
Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Bill Flores: House 'Would Probably' Vote To Impeach Obama

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 13:38:27 in Politics

“Well it's sort of his fault for dubbing down on what was formally considered Republican policies, certainly when such included spying on Americans, classifying documents, prosecuting whistle blowers, and signing laws that transform activist into terrorist for demonstrating and expressing decent, or wiretaps and other forms of illegal search and seizure. He's also pretty much followed the Republican agenda regarding the economy and the financial industry, eighty five billion dollars to Wall Street every month, you know quantitative easing, and not one Wall street executive prosecuted for the fraud they perpetrated on the American people. As far as Syria is concerned, our actions there could be the start of world war three.”

juanftl on Sep 7, 2013 at 15:25:35

“Patriot Act gave Obama those powers you mentioned! Blame the ignorant masses/Sheep who are too busy watching sitcoms and/or NOT voting!”
John Kerry: Obama Can Bomb Assad Even If Congress Votes No

John Kerry: Obama Can Bomb Assad Even If Congress Votes No

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 13:19:45 in Politics

“It's not about Democrats and Republicans, they are partners in crime, regardless of the issue.”
Where AOL Users Stand on Syria Crisis; Obama, McCain Struggle to Find Support for War

Where AOL Users Stand on Syria Crisis; Obama, McCain Struggle to Find Support for War

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 14:35:36 in AOL

“That's exactly what he and the Democrats have been doing on all the issues, bank bailouts, austerity for workers, and yes, this march to war as well.”
Toni Medrano, Dubbed 'Vodka Mom' By Nancy Grace, Committed Suicide, Police Say

Toni Medrano, Dubbed 'Vodka Mom' By Nancy Grace, Committed Suicide, Police Say

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 11:45:00 in Crime

“I'm not sure if Grace should be held responsible for the woman's suicide, probably not, but she should be fired for suggesting that murder charges would be appropriate. Smarter people than her decided what charges to file. Getting drunk and passing out just doesn't rise to the level of recklessness that would be required to support second degree murder. If a cop can be tried for involuntary manslaughter, after he shoots someone in the back, who is already handcuffed, lying on his face and in the custody of at least three other police offices, then the charges in this case must be suitable as well.”
huffingtonpost entry

SEIU Undertakes Major Latino, African American Election Outreach Effort

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 16:48:36 in Politics

“The Democrats had sixty senators and a majority in the house, and were still complaining about Republican filibusters”

she343 on Nov 19, 2011 at 19:54:11

“never had sixty!
and since a minority can block a majority--fillibusters (the most in history) are worth complaining about!”

Liberal Independent on Nov 18, 2011 at 20:13:20

“The duration of 60 votes for the D's in the Senate was 6 months. That's all. Then Senator Kennedy passed away. In addition, and commenter Ice4you makes a very good point, 2 of those 60 were Indies, Senator Lieberman of Connecticut and Senator Sanders of Vermont. Sanders has always been a sure vote with the D's, but Lieberman could go either way (and he has), depending on his whim and/or his interests. In fact, he was the vote that killed any chance of a public option in the healthcare bill, because of his direct personal connections to the health insurance companies in Hartford, Connecticut. In that instance, he voted his own interests over the interests of the American people, sad to say. Those insurance companies were always big contributors to his political campaigns.”

Ice4you on Nov 18, 2011 at 16:58:38

“No we did not have 60 democratic senators we had 58 and two independant senators. We also have few senators that are blue dogs and often vote with the republicans. We don;t have the lock step voting like the republicans.”
huffingtonpost entry

SEIU Undertakes Major Latino, African American Election Outreach Effort

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 16:45:16 in Politics

“I was like you in 2008, but I just can't seem to get up for 2012. I think it's worse to vote for people who betray you than it is to be unreasonably afraid of a Republican. The mistake progressives made was not finding a primary challenge to the president or any other Democrat that failed to keep pledges or strayed from the party platform. Once he and they discovered that regardless of what they did or did not do, you would vote for them anyway, precisely because of the unreasonable fear referenced above, an endless circle.”
huffingtonpost entry

SEIU Undertakes Major Latino, African American Election Outreach Effort

Commented Nov 18, 2011 at 16:39:12 in Politics

“One must agree, since the Democrats have been impotent since they were elected in 2008, including his honor the president, the only way they can win is through the fear of which you refer, or straight out character assassination. Remember, the Democrats controlled both houses and the presidency before the 2010 elections, their useless. It's a pity that the vast majority of Americans are incapable of considering alternatives to the two corrupt parties that we continue to try and parse a difference between them, or otherwise distinguish.”
Credible Threats and Credible Outcomes on Syria Gas

Credible Threats and Credible Outcomes on Syria Gas

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 15:01:06 in World

“This entire article is dedicated to and focuses only on Syrian Chemicals, continuing to intimate that it was the Syrian government that used the gas. There is evidence emerging that demonstrates that the gas was actually supplied by Iraq and traveled through Turkey, directly to the hands of Al-Qaida, the same guys that flew into the world trade center. The President and Secretary of State don't seem to have much credibility, and I believe both have mislead people about the true reason behind their proposed intervention, as well as, the facts surrounding such.”

hp blogger Eric Ehrmann on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:52:33

“Oops, had the wrong link in my browser. Here is the correct link to the RT article where Kerry acknowledges that the opposition may have some chemical weapons. http://rt.com/news/lavrov-syria-kerry-chemical-861/

hp blogger Eric Ehrmann on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:48:07

“RT reported earlier today that Kerry has acknowledged that the Syrian opposition may have chemical weapons in their posession. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/colunas/claudiacollucci/2013/09/1340316-erramos-a-populacao-ficou-contra-a-gente-dizem-medicos.shtml

This link might offer you some helpful background on the political dynamics of the Sitzkrieg in Syria... http://russiancouncil.ru/en/blogs/eric-ehrmann/?id_4=678

BraveWarrior on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:26:57

“It's called the 'big lie', that repeated enough over all the media will become a truth to listeners who are not really paying attention. Like the lie that Saddam had a hand in 9/11-believed by a large percentage of our population. It lead to the 'war fever' to punish Iraq for something it had nothing to do with. It was only dispelled after Bush denied any connection well after the war had started.”
Piers Morgan: Gun Control Debate 'Ridiculous,' 'More Guns Is Not The Answer' (VIDEO)

Piers Morgan: Gun Control Debate 'Ridiculous,' 'More Guns Is Not The Answer' (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 14:39:05 in Media

“It's not the guns, and Morgan is an idiot, not just about this issue, but others as well. America is a violent country with a violent history, just ask the former slaves and the Native Americans. We dropped an atomic bomb on Japan, not because we had to or needed to, but to impress the Russians, who by the way, actually defeated the Nazi armies, despite what Hollywood has substituted for real history, and we used chemicals in Vietnam Iraq and Afghanistan, and now some of us want to drop bombs on Syria, and are willing to tell a lie to do so, just as we lied to go into Iraq.”
Arianna And Elizabeth Warren Discuss Jamie Dimon On 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

Arianna And Elizabeth Warren Discuss Jamie Dimon On 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 13:13:24 in Politics

“One or two of the Dems tried to ask real probing questions.”
Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

Commented Jan 2, 2012 at 14:49:15 in Politics

“Maybe, but so are all the others, and to a greater extent I think. At least he appears to be a legitimate supporter of individual liberties. Perhaps possession of Marijuana will cease to be the source of fifty percent of the drug prison population. Maybe people won't be arrested for what are customarily known as victimless crimes, and just maybe we can stop paying the costs of petroleum wars that only benefit a few rich Americans and exploit the rest of us. Maybe he is a fraud, or a joke as you say, but at least, unlike the others, he hasn't been tried yet.”
Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

Commented Jan 2, 2012 at 14:41:59 in Politics

“Agree,and doing so as a progressive.”

karim banned on Jan 2, 2012 at 14:52:14

“F&F”
National Defense Authorization Act: House And Senate Negotiators Agree On Bill Hoping To Avoid Obama Veto

National Defense Authorization Act: House And Senate Negotiators Agree On Bill Hoping To Avoid Obama Veto

Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 12:03:33 in Politics

“Are you kidding? OWS is exactly why this legislation is being passed. The corporatist is much more fearful of OWS than they are so called terrorist. This legislation is specifically designed for OWS and anyone else who threatens their economic system, and is the perfect solution for those private prison constituents. Ninety three of one hundred Senators voted for this piece of NAZI trash.”

1ccc1 on Dec 15, 2011 at 01:56:20

“I know. beyond sad.”
huffingtonpost entry

The President's Only Chance for 2012

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 16:47:17 in Politics

“It's his own fault that he appears to have an uphill fight, and it will be his own fault if he actually looses. The fact that we continue to captivate ourselves with the limited choice between the incumbent Democrat and the Republican challenger, which is actually no choice, is entirely our own fault. Most people have been so brained washed by the two major parties and the media, they never consider any other alternatives, they just keep-on doing the same thing, over and over, and continuously hoping for a different outcome, how sad.”

muck-raker on Nov 17, 2011 at 19:30:21

“HOW ABOUT THIS ALTERNATIVE.

....................................Sanders-Warren...2016”

silverwolf13 on Nov 17, 2011 at 19:12:32

“Very true. We have two pro-business parties. But right now, there are no reasonable alternatives.

The Green, Labor, and Socialist Parties all seem to be more concerned with ideological purity than with winning elections--although the Greens have won a few local elections, and there is Bernie Sanders; still, these are exceptions.”

ChitownSpeaks on Nov 17, 2011 at 17:31:38

“Some of it is his fault, not all of it. I agree that the two party system isn't working. Sadly, it's one thing the two parties agree on, when they agree on almost nothing else.

The problem is how do we finance a 3rd party? The green party takes votes from the Democrats but isn't strong enough to win an election. When the tea party splits with the republicans they hurt each other too.

How can we have a strong 3rd or 4th party when the two currently have a lock on elections because they have more money than any alternative right now?”
huffingtonpost entry

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 12:16:09 in Education

“Everyone of those people you are obviously referring to as none tax payers, each pay taxes whenever they purchaser something to eat, or buy clothing, ride a bus or drive their car, if they are fortunate enough to own one. God forbid any of them be amongst the working poor and reside in economically depressed and high crime rate areas, because they will pay more for a can of black pepper than will their cross town or across the tracks counter parts. Think about it.”
huffingtonpost entry

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General, To Fannie And Freddie Head: 'Step Aside' Over Mortgage Crisis

Commented Nov 7, 2011 at 17:04:18 in Politics

“The buyers aren't and were not the so-called experts in those situations, in deed, the supposed experts were the realtors, appraisers, brokers and lenders, all of whom alleged to be professional. If as you intimate, some buyers secured loans under false pretenses, then who's responsibility was it to verify the information being submitted?, did anyone check or verify employment, income or any of the other indicators that are normally verified when approving a mortgage loan? My guess is no one bothered to became in some cases, home buyers were merely co-conspirators, and were encouraged to fudge a bit, because everyone new the market would continue to appreciate, wrong. Having said the above, we can't forget about the people would legitimately had all the necessary requirements to secure good loans, but were deliberately steered to sub prime loans, by their brokers, in order for the broker to secure a higher broker's fee.”

intolleft on Nov 7, 2011 at 17:17:04

“In the end, it is the buyers responsibility. I've purchased numerous properties for both investment and to live in and each time I did, I had lawyer with me. It's only a couple hundred bucks to have them at settlement with you.”
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